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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2008
Traditionally, violent acts against children in Japan were considered private, isolated incidents largely outside the reach of government policy and legal action. Increasingly, however, public perception in Japan, mainly driven by the mass media, has shifted away from such complacency. A few well-publicized attacks on children have forced Mombusho…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Bekerman, Zvi; Nir, Adam – Childhood Education, 2006
This article reports on a rather new and revolutionary education initiative in Israel. The information and descriptions offered are based on the results of a long-term ethnographic research effort that has been conducted since 1999 in the integrated bilingual Palestinian-Jewish schools in Israel. The bilingual schools are a product of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Bilingual Schools, Politics of Education
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Marti-Bucknall, Wendy – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes the typical kindergarten day as experienced by one child in the German-speaking region of Switzerland. Illustrates the main goal of kindergarten as preparing children for school rather than teaching reading, writing, or written numeracy. Focuses on the oral language learning approach incorporating teacher- and child-initiated activities.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Children, Early Intervention, Educational Objectives
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Howard, Peter; Whitton, Diana; Cusack, Mella – Childhood Education, 2002
Draws on findings from case studies and interviews with children, parents, and early childhood educators to highlight several issues relevant to children's transition to school within the context of Australia's Starting School Research Project. Illustrates the cultural diversity of school children and the initiatives that respond to particular…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Diversity (Student), Educational Needs
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Vaswani, Thrity G. – Childhood Education, 1999
Examines the rationale for expanding teachers' roles, using preschool education in the slums of Baroda, India, as an illustrative study, and its implications for teacher preparation in 21st-century United States. Considers the roles of child educator and advocate, family-life educator, environment educator, economic adviser, and health educator.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Advocacy, Cooperation, Elementary Education