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Fortune, Tara W.; Tedick, Diane J. – 2003
Modeled after the pioneering French immersion programs developed in Canada in the 1960s, foreign language immersion programs in the United States are designed to enrich the education of native-English-speaking students by teaching them all of their academic subjects in a second language. The goal is for students to become proficient in the second…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Literacy
DiMatties, Marie E.; Sammons, Jennifer H. – 2003
This brief paper summarizes what is known about sensory integration and sensory integration dysfunction (DSI). It outlines evaluation of DSI, treatment approaches, and implications for parents and teachers, including compensatory strategies for minimizing the impact of DSI on a child's life. Review of origins of sensory integration theory in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Schunk, Dale H. – 2003
Much motivational research has examined the role of attributions of perceived causes of outcomes. Attributions are important because theory and research show that attributions have differential effects on motivation. There are many different attributions; for example, ability, effort, task ease/difficulty, luck, strategy use, help from others,…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Counseling Theories, Feedback, Motivation
Hoffman, Alan – 2003
This brief paper reviews the literature and provides guidelines on how instructional practices to promote self-determination can be used to help students with learning disabilities make effective choices and decisions. Self-determination is linked to making good choices through five steps: know yourself; value yourself; plan; act; and experience…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Disabilities
Gadsden, Vivian; Ray, Aisha – 2003
Noting that our ability to incorporate the cultural strengths and the distinctive ways that families, specifically fathers, contribute to educational accomplishments of preschool children is severely constrained by major gaps and inadequacy in the research literature, this Digest explores what is known about the role of fathers in young children's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Adjustment
Jewett, Jan; Peterson, Karen – 2002
Traditionally, stress has been defined in terms of its sourceinternal, such as hunger, pain, sensitivity to noise; and externalseparation from family, change in family composition, exposure to conflict or violence. Although the research literature tends to focus on the impact of single-variable stressors on children's development, in real-life…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Coping, Emotional Response, Stress Management
Donahoo, Saran – 2001
Recently, charter schools have gained popularity with parents, students, and others as alternatives to public schools, but what are charter schools and what effects are they having? This Spanish-language Digest defines charter schools and clarifies some of the administrative and legal details surrounding such schools. The Digest also lays out some…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Educational Research
Lu, Mei-Yu – 2001
This digest is intended to guide parents and teachers in helping children deal with the attacks of September 11, 2001 through the use of literature. It begins with suggestions, guidelines, and strategies which parents and teachers can use to help children deal with the tragedy, and it discusses the role of literature in helping children at a time…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Counseling, Crisis Management, Cultural Awareness
Bergert, Susan – 2000
This brief paper summarizes warning signs of learning disabilities in preschool children, elementary school children, and secondary school children. It notes that learning disabilities are presumed to arise from dysfunctions in the brain resulting in significant difficulties in perceiving information, processing and/or remembering information,…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attention Control, Cognitive Development, Disability Identification
Patten, Peggy; Ricks, Omar Benton – 2000
Many parents want to know how important the quality of care is to children's social, emotional, and academic development. This digest synthesizes some major recent research on child care quality. First, the digest explains what features contribute to quality of care. The digest also explains the differences between studies of how quality is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment
Clark, Ann-Marie – 2000
Parent-teacher conferences sometimes become a cause for concern for everyone involved. This Spanish-language ERIC Digest outlines ways to improve communication during parent-teacher conferences. Suggestions are offered to help parents participate more effectively in conferences, including identifying what is being done to help a child overcome a…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Problems
Katz, Lilian G.; And Others – 1996
Parents and teachers share responsibility for creating a working relationship that fosters children's learning. This digest examines the cultural context for parent-teacher relationships, suggests some general strategies for creating a climate in which misunderstandings and disagreements between parents and teachers can be minimized through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Grievances, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Massey, Marilyn S.; Hendricks, Charlotte M. – 1997
This Digest provides guidance in helping parents and teachers judge the quality of health education resources and identify sources of appropriate materials. Sources of information about children's health include: university and community libraries, professional organizations and agencies, and the World Wide Web. Guidelines for judging content…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Health Education, Health Materials
Pollack, B. J. – 1997
This digest discusses the occurrence of other disabilities which, in combination with diminished hearing, can create additional learning problems for children with hearing impairments. Topics on educational strategies for these children address: (1) the prevalence of other disabilities in children with hearing loss, including learning…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Deafness, Developmental Delays, Disability Identification
Easterbrooks, Susan – 1997
This digest discusses hearing loss in children. Topics covered include: (1) the causes of hearing loss and the three major types of hearing losses, conductive loss, sensorineural loss, and central auditory processing disorder; (2) the federal definitions of "deaf" (hearing loss which adversely affects educational performance and which is…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Communication Skills, Deafness
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