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Baugh, David E.; Juliani, A. J. – Eye on Education, 2019
Despite dwindling resources and high-stakes testing, public school teachers all over the country are managing to breathe life, passion, and excitement into their classrooms. In this new book by bestselling author A.J. Juliani and lifelong educator David E. Baugh, you'll meet a diverse group of teachers--Mavericks--who are doing exactly that.…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, STEM Education
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Gerlach, Alison J.; Gignac, Joan – Infants and Young Children, 2019
Children and families receive maximum benefits from early childhood programs when families are actively engaged. "Parental involvement" is an established feature of Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) in Canada, and there is interest in increasing the knowledge on how AHSUNC sites engage with parents and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Well Being, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
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Egan, Cate A.; Miller, Matthew – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is a multi-component whole-school approach designed to assist schools in targeting opportunities for students to be more physically active and help students achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity (PA) each day. A CSPAP consists of five components (1) quality physical…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Physical Activities, Program Descriptions, Educational Quality
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Ciriza, María del Puy – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In this article, I analyse the programme and pedagogy of "Karmelo Ikastola," a Basque immersion school that promotes parental involvement and language use within the family. The "Karmelo" case is noteworthy due to its success at effectively promoting the use of Basque among students inside and outside the school along with its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Participation, Immersion Programs, Native Speakers
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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Burke, Meghan; Arnold, Catherine; Owen, Aleksa – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Although individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer lives, fewer than half of parents of individuals with IDD conduct future planning. The correlates and barriers to future planning must be identified to develop targeted interventions to facilitate future planning. In this study, 388 parents of individuals…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Planning, Parent Participation
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Rogers, Susanne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article reports on the perspectives of mothers and educators in relation to the engagement of mothers in their children's learning as children living in complex circumstances made the transition to school. For the purposes of this study, family engagement related to engaging with children's learning, which may not necessarily equate to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Metropolitan Areas
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Haines, Shana J.; Francis, Grace L.; Shepherd, Katharine G.; Ziegler, Meg; Mabika, Goma – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The McGill Action Planning System (also referred to as Making Action Plans or MAPS) is a supportive, strengths-based process that enables teams to understand each other and work together to support students in achieving their dreams. This process can work very well with all transitioning students with disabilities and their families, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Planning, Family School Relationship
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Larue, Caroline; Goulet, Marie-Hélène; Prevost, Marie-Josée; Dumais, Alexandre; Bellavance, Jacques – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: A cohort of 11 patients with an intellectual disability and a psychiatric diagnosis present severe behavioural disorders in psychiatric hospital of Quebec in 2009. Control-measure use for this clientele has now been reduced. How do management personnel, families and care teams explain the changes? What clinical interventions did…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Patients, Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems
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Ancell, Katherine S.; Bruns, Deborah A.; Chitiyo, Jonathan – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Active family involvement in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is regarded as a beneficial factor in young children's learning and development. One definition of family involvement is the active role parents take in their child's development and the knowledge and participation they share with professionals who are part of the child's daily…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Fathers, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
Kelly, John; Rossen, Eric; Cowan, Katherine C. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Collaboration between students' families and the school is an essential component to promoting student mental and behavioral health. Many schools structure their mental health services using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports that offers three different tiers of support from universal supports to personalized help for students with serious…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cooperation, Mental Health, Student Behavior
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Paniagua, Alejandro – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper discusses the results of an action-research project developed in a federation of Parents Associations (PAs) in Catalonia, aimed at helping PAs involve immigrant families. First, I nuance the idea of participation in schools to highlight some of the problems associated with participative initiatives targeting"'hard to reach"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Parent Associations, Immigrants
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