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Sirinides, Philip; Coffey, Missy – State Education Standard, 2018
Americans share an expectation that government will serve the common good, creating inescapable pressure for public agencies--especially those that serve young children--to perform well. Yet education and human services agencies continually struggle to respond to the complex conditions in which children are born. How can they address the practical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Fronapfel, Brighid; Dunlap, Glen; Flagtvedt, Kristen; Strain, Phillip; Lee, Janice – Education and Treatment of Children, 2018
This article describes Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (PTR-YC), a model based on extensive research that is designed for feasibility and effectiveness for treating challenging behaviors in classroom settings. This model is designed to meet the needs of children with and without disabilities who engage in challenging behavior that…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies, Program Descriptions
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Richter, Linda M.; Lye, Stephen J.; Proulx, Kerrie – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Forced displacement worldwide is at its highest in decades and millions of young children are living in conflict zones, in transitional or enduring refugee contexts, and in demographically diverse marginalized and informal settlements. There is a huge unmet need for delivering early childhood development interventions to ensure the safety and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Conflict, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Taylor, Liesl Heide – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"Just as every child is human, every child, no matter the circumstances, deserves an education that promotes his or her development to the fullest human potential." Using Cornerstone Montessori, a public Montessori school, as a case study, Liesl Taylor sets out to show the importance and impact that the Montessori approach can have on…
Descriptors: Children, Montessori Schools, Case Studies, Elementary School Students
Pizzo, Peggy Daly – Teachers College Press, 2017
In this much-needed text, the author provides dilemma-based teaching cases that teachers and early childhood leaders can analyze and discuss to build problem-solving and decision-making skills. Readers will reflect on challenges they are likely to experience in practice, addressing issues such as linguistically and culturally isolated children,…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Problem Solving
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Hesterman, Sandra – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2017
A pedagogy of multiliteracies is based on the theoretical perspective that in order to find our way around our mass media, multimedia and electronic hypermedia communication environments and accommodate the realities of increasing local diversity and global connectedness, a broadened definition of literacy is required. New ways of making sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, Ethnography, Case Studies
Mires, Carolyn B.; Lee, David L. – Beyond Behavior, 2017
Calvin is a student who will not stay in his seat. He calls out constantly. Calvin does not complete his class work, and his homework is rarely returned. Do you have a student like Calvin? Does he fail to turn in homework, or act disrespectfully toward teachers and peers? Easy to implement, the Daily Behavior Report Card is an empirically based…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Modification, Family School Relationship, Intervention
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Johnston, Susan S.; Nelson, Catherine – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter difficulties in various aspects of play, including successful entrance into playgroups. This article describes the practical and applied use of an empirically validated strategy that uses graphic symbols to teach young children with ASD to request entrance into playgroups.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Play, Progress Monitoring
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Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Vesely, Colleen K.; Dallman, Laura – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2016
Changing demographics in the U.S. require a focus on educating future teachers on how to engage children and families with diverse backgrounds. Teacher educators have been charged to address teachers' cultural competence and provide pedagogical instruction for working with diverse populations. We bolster this line of inquiry by sharing activities…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Haydon, Kathryn P. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
Sometimes it's not easy for highly creative children to "comply" with a regular curriculum, even at the preschool age. They are wired to explore, experiment, build, imagine, and create. If forced at a young age into a diet heavy on rote learning and directed work, they may struggle. It's not that these children can't do the work, it's…
Descriptors: Creativity, Parenting Skills, Child Development, Ability Identification
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Saiz Linares, Ángela; Susinos Rada, Teresa; Ceballos López, Noelia – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
In this paper, we describe a training proposal for future Infants and Primary School teachers. The paper is based on a collaborative proposal of research and reflection that has taken place between the university tutor and a group of students at the University of Cantabria (Spain). The aim of the paper was to promote a more reflexive and socially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Miller, Emily; Januszyk, Rita; Lee, Okhee – Science and Children, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") shift what it means to teach and learn science. One significant change emerges from the central role of discourse. As the practices are language-intensive and the performance expectations explain what a student should be able to do in science, every student must learn the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Standards, Earth Science, English Language Learners
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Shakman, Karen; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The Logic Model Workshop Toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. Topics covered in the sessions include an overview of logic models, the elements of a logic model, an introduction to…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Workshops, Program Design
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Amadio, Karren – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2015
A report card on the wellbeing of young Australians does not paint a promising picture (ARACY, 2013). Some of the poor performance indicators from this report can be linked to early childhood education and sustainability, which forms the basis of this paper. A survey of recently graduated Certificate III and Diploma students will provide a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Early Childhood Education
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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