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Hamm, Ellen M.; Cullen, Rebecca; Ciaravino, Melissa – Childhood Education, 2013
When a college professor who teaches research methods to graduate education students was approached by a local public urban elementary school to help them teach research skills to 4th-graders, it was thought that the process would be simple--take what we did at the college level and differentiate it for the childhood classroom. This article will…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Graduate Students, Research Skills, Inquiry
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Akrofi, Amma K.; Swafford, Jeanne; Janisch, Carole; Liu, Xiaoming; Durrington, Vance – Childhood Education, 2008
In this article, the authors begin with what they believe is an implicit endorsement of an integration orientation toward acculturation. Literature may be used to help students understand the implicit nature of culture. Inspired by such scholars as Clayton (1996, 2003) and based on a content analysis of 134 books, the authors identify and describe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Acculturation, Content Analysis, Immigrants
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Baxley, Traci P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Over the last 30 years, biracial individuals have become one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. Despite this rapid growth, these citizens are only slowly beginning to be acknowledged among monoracial groups and in academia. Because biracial identities "potentially disrupt the white/"of color" dichotomy, and…
Descriptors: Race, Multiracial Persons, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Boyce, Janet S.; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; Riley, Jeanetta G. – Childhood Education, 2007
Nausea, sweating, weak knees, and a dry mouth are all symptoms associated with the fear of standing in front of an audience. Considering the anxiety that public speaking produces, students of any age are facing a significant challenge when they speak in front of a group. While speaking is considered to be an integral part of language arts, it…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Public Speaking, Anxiety, Speech Skills