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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
In today's hyper-connected world, children's exposure to technology as a tool to communicate, learn, and socialize has increased exponentially. As teachers and parents recognize the demands for increased use of technology among young children, they should be able to identify and address the challenges associated with such exposure. Cyberbullying,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Peer Relationship
Cameron, Linda; Bartel, Lee – Education Canada, 2009
The issue of homework is now uppermost in many parents' and teachers' minds. Researchers are questioning homework's effectiveness as an educational tool. Policy makers are thinking twice about what to do about it while kids have their fingers crossed. In two national surveys conducted by the authors, they have discovered a wide range of…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Opinions, Learning Disabilities
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King, Gillian; Baxter, Donna; Rosenbaum, Peter; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Bates, Anita – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2009
Parents in 16 families of children with autism spectrum disorders or Down syndrome participated in a qualitative study examining family (i.e., all caregivers in the home) belief systems. All families had children who had recently entered elementary school or who were in the early years of high school. As a result of their experiences, families…
Descriptors: Autism, Beliefs, Down Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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White, Connie L. – Language Arts, 2009
This article discusses the importance of including mothers' knowledge of their children's learning in school discourses, theories, and practices. It draws on the story of one mother who participated in the author's research. The experiences explicated in this story elucidate exclusionary practices that silence and marginalize mothers in our school…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Wilgosh, Lorraine; Scorgie, Kate – Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 2006
The paper reports on parent survey comments to raise awareness of teachers of children with disabilities and facilitate the parent-teacher collaborative experience. The Life Management Survey (LMS) was designed (Scorgie, Wilgosh, & McDonald, 1997) to corroborate nine themes (Scorgie, Wilgosh, & McDonald, 1996) identified through in-depth…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parents, Surveys, Feedback (Response)
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Martin, Jacqueline L.; Ross, Hildy S. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2005
Thirty-nine families were observed extensively at home when children were 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 years of age and again 2 years later. The Social Relations Model is used to investigate children's sex differences in aggression and parents' prohibiting aggression during sibling conflict. In the first observation period, boys engaged in more severe and mild…
Descriptors: Siblings, Aggression, Females, Sibling Relationship
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Mu, Ming; Childs, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2005
Most provinces and states that require students to take large-scale assessments provide information about the tests for parents; however, parents vary in their uses of this information. In this study, parents in an urban Ontario elementary school were surveyed about where they obtained information about the Ontario assessments, what they knew…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Blahy, Tammy Lynn – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2004
No good time exists to face the realities of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children across the United States and Canada are accompanied to clinics and schools by frightened, worried parents. In the book, In Understanding ADHD (2001), Ken and Andrea McCluskey bring to life the realities of the everyday journey of coping with…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Hyperactivity, Altruism, Attention Deficit Disorders
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Young, Richard A. – Career Development Quarterly, 1994
Offers suggestions for counselors and parents regarding active role parents can play in career development of their adolescent children. Three dimensions of the active role of parents are discussed: intentionality and meaning attributed to career influence by parents and adolescents, use of narrative, and sources of conflict. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Career Development, Children
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Fox, Mary – Volta Review, 1987
The history and structural evolution of VOICE for Hearing-Impaired Children is described. Located in Toronto, Ontario, VOICE is the largest parent-support group of its kind in North America. Through its chapters and associated parents groups, it has implemented social and educational policy advocacy and various service delivery models. (Author/VW)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
Shuttleworth, Dale – Education Canada, 1986
Describes a program to improve the reading skills of primary and junior level students by encouraging parents to listen to their child reading at home for at least 20 minutes daily. Notes program results including improved reading development, better home-school relationships, and increased circulation for school and community libraries. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Home Instruction, Home Programs
Cummins, Jim – Canadian Journal for Exceptional Children, 1987
The increase in the number of Canadian students whose home language is different from the school language has serious implications in the areas of minority student assessment, possible bias of IQ tests, minority student English-language acquisition, and recommendations to parents regarding home language use. Research and educational considerations…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries