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MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine – ALA Editions, 2012
Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, American Sign Language
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Powell, Greta; McCauley, Abbie Wheeden – Young Exceptional Children, 2012
Research has shown that strong school-home partnerships are critical to the success of intervention efforts aimed at improving the developmental functioning of young children (Dunst & Dempsey, 2007). Accordingly, family-professional partnering has been a recommended practice in effective intervention delivery for young children with special needs…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Disabilities
Beatty, Alexandra; Koenig, Judith A. – National Academies Press, 2012
The education system in the United States is continually challenged to adapt and improve, in part because its mission has become far more ambitious than it once was. At the turn of the 20th century, less than one-tenth of students enrolled were expected to graduate from high school. Today, most people expect schools to prepare all students to…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Information Sources, Literacy, Technological Literacy
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Barton, Debra – Primary Science, 2010
With the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in September 2008 in England (for 3-5-year-olds), some early years practitioners have had to include a formal early years curriculum into their practice. Training is being offered by local authorities to assist in the delivery of a quality early years curriculum in line with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Children
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Abrego, Jesus, Jr.; Pankake, Anita – Educational Considerations, 2010
Building and sustaining a school and district culture that has a technology "growth mindset" and the implementation of processes that support a technology-specific culture in which, "the role of the leader is to ensure that the organization develops relationships that help produce desirable results," would ensure that teachers and principals…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Organizations, Professional Development, Leadership
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McAndrew, Patrick; Scanlon, Eileen; Clow, Doug – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Education, and in particular higher education, has seen rapid change as learning institutions have had to adapt to the opportunities provided by the Internet to move more of their teaching online and to become more flexible in how they operate. It might be tempting to think that such a period of change would lead to a time of consolidation and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Educational Change, Access to Education