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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
The author was pondering the parent perspective of acceleration, and she realized that people are always hearing "ifs" and "buts" when discussing this topic. There are many "if" and "but" questions. In this article, the author focuses on the following four: (1) "If" my child is complaining of being bored in class, does that mean he or she needs to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Needs, Emotional Response, Academically Gifted
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Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Sorensen, Kia – Future of Children, 2010
Noting that access to higher education has expanded dramatically in the past several decades, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Kia Sorensen focus on how unmarried parents fare once they enter college. Contrary to the expectation that access to college consistently promotes family stability and economic security, the authors argue that deficiencies in current…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Community Colleges, State Aid, College Attendance
Costley, Kevin C. – Online Submission, 2009
In 1970, journalist and scholar Charles Silberman published "Crisis in the Classroom; the Remaking of American Education." His intended audiences was teachers and students, school board members and taxpayers, public officials and civic leaders, newspaper and magazine editors and readers, television directors and viewers, parents and children.…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Criticism, Educational Change, Males
Robinson-Neal, Andree – Exceptional Parent, 2009
As a parent of a son with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the author was aware of the various theories regarding genetic predictors, toxic and heavy metal exposure, and immunization after-effects. However, she had not seriously considered that genetics or a history of emotional and psychological challenges in her family line could have been…
Descriptors: Autism, Genetics, Sons, Disabilities
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Miller, Nicole C.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Franz, Dana Pomykal – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
Schools should be proactive rather than reactive to issues of technology safety, and this requires careful planning and policy implementation. In this article, the authors provide information and recommendations that will help middle grades educators, students, and parents to safely and successfully manage the many technologies they encounter and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Educational Technology
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Young Exceptional Children, 2009
Today an ever-increasing number of infants and young children with and without disabilities play, develop, and learn together in a variety of places--homes, early childhood programs, neighborhoods, and other community-based settings. The notion that young children with disabilities and their families are full members of the community reflects…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Practices
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Hossler, Don – College and University, 2009
In this article, the author begins to examine the connections between institutional enrollment management efforts and the various external for-profit, and not-for-profit, businesses that have become part of the enrollment management industry. This essay is an effort to map the relationships between institutions, the enrollment industry, and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Management, Educational Change
Miller, Edward; Almon, Joan – Alliance for Childhood (NJ3a), 2009
Kindergarten has changed significantly in the last two decades: children now spend more time being taught and tested on literacy and math skills than they do learning through play and exploration, exercising their bodies, and using their imaginations. Many kindergartens use highly prescriptive curricula geared to new state standards and linked to…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, State Standards, Standardized Tests
Zucker, Andrew A. – Harvard Education Press, 2008
In this timely and thoughtful book, Andrew Zucker argues that technology can and will play a central role in efforts to achieve crucial education goals, and that it will be an essential component of further improvement and transformation of schools. The book is marked not only by Zucker's cutting-edge sophistication about digital technologies, but…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Educational Objectives
Craven, John; Hogan, Tracy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
Spring is the season when thousands of creased cardboard pests can be found lodged under the armpits of students and teachers as they observe the educational rite of spring known as the school science fair. A recent visit to a local school's gymnasium to witness one of these events reminded the authors of why they so dislike science fairs. In this…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Fairs, Science Education, Student Projects
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de Ruyter, Doret J.; Spiecker, Ben – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2008
This article argues that sex education should include sexual ideals. Sexual ideals are divided into sexual ideals in the strict sense and sexual ideals in the broad sense. It is argued that ideals that refer to the context that is deemed to be most ideal for the gratification of sexual ideals in the strict sense are rightfully called sexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
Hobbs, Tim; Silla, Vanessa; Beltran, Gloria – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this presentation is to identify the challenges faced by special educators throughout North America in meeting the needs of Mexican-American students. Recommendations will also be provided for collaborating with families from Mexico along the following dimensions: population and demographic factors, urbanization and the decline of…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans
Brodkin, Adele M. – Early Childhood Today (1), 2007
In this article, the author presents the story of Tucker, a child who constantly looks for attention. The author assesses that children like Tucker frequently wrestle with feelings of jealousy and competition. However, Tucker's intense competitiveness is a bit beyond what one would expect, even for a young child who has a chronically ill older…
Descriptors: Rewards, Cooperative Learning, Child Psychology, Instructional Leadership
Seiter, Ellen – Peter Lang New York, 2007
Based on four years of experience teaching computers to 8-12 year olds, media scholar Ellen Seiter offers parents and educators practical advice on what children need to know about the Internet and when they need to know it. "The Internet Playground" argues that, contrary to the promises of technology boosters, teaching with computers is…
Descriptors: Internet, Popular Culture, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy
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