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Story, Mary; Kaphingst, Karen M.; French, Simone – Future of Children, 2006
Mary Story, Karen Kaphingst, and Simone French argue that researchers and policymakers focused on childhood obesity have paid insufficient attention to child care. Although child care settings can be a major force in shaping children's dietary intake, physical activity, and energy balance--and thus in combating the childhood obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Preschool Education, Prevention
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Maher, Peter – British Journal of Special Education, 1989
This paper explains forms of child abuse (neglect, emotional, sexual, and physical), outlines recommended school procedures for dealing with suspected child abuse in students with special educational needs, and emphasizes the need for increased teacher training and teacher action in reducing child abuse. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Hawley, Richard A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1987
Explores the destructive effects of student drug use on students, teachers, and the learning environment of public schools. Discusses healthy child development and the historical background of illegal drug use, and suggests strategies to produce a drug- and alcohol-free school environment with firm, clear institutional policies. (MLH)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Child Development, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Bereiter, Carl – Educational Leadership, 1986
Faults Lawrence J. Schweinhart and David P. Weikert's article in this "Educational Leadership" issue for concluding that disadvantaged preschoolers taught by direct instruction have twice the teenage delinquency rate of children experiencing the High/Scope program. Accuses the authors of exaggerating statistical differences, research…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bias, Delinquency, Early Childhood Education
Underwood, Julie – American School Board Journal, 1987
Defines sexual harassment and reminds school boards of their moral and legal obligation to protect employees and maintain an intimidation-free workplace. Offers several tips for preventing sexual harrassment and for launching investigations into complaints. (MLH)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Problems, Prevention