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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Understanding Our Gifted, 2004
During the summer and on weekends, it is not unusual to see many children, the youngest holding their parents' hands, walking to classes amongst the beautiful landscaping and old buildings of Northwestern University on Lake Michigan's shores in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) has been offering services and programs to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Institutional Mission, Special Programs
Carlson, Vivian J.; Feng, Xin; Harwood, Robin L. – Zero to Three (J), 2004
This article examines cultural influences on child temperament, including how broadly shared cultural values influence parents' socialization goals for their children. Nearly 40% of children in the United States are being raised in families that may espouse somewhat different socialization goals and may value different "ideal" traits…
Descriptors: Socialization, Young Children, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries
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Bernhard, Judith K.; Freire, Marlinda; Bascunan, Luz; Arenas, Rodolfo; Verga, Nury Rugeles; Gana, Daniel – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2004
Thirty-eight Latin American mothers with young children tell of their perceptions of school discipline and comportment issues and talk of their children's encounters with "zero tolerance" legislation, and related rules for conduct, implemented by the local school boards. The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand: (a)…
Descriptors: Discipline, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Zero Tolerance Policy
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Baader, Meika Sophia – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2004
This contribution compares entries on Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten in German and United States' histories of education from 1857 to 1933. In the American histories, Froebel appears as the great "hero" of education of the 19th century, whereas in the German histories, Pestalozzi is the "hero." This difference in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Politics of Education, Public Education
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 2004
Family homelessness has emerged as a serious global problem (Stronge, 2000). Over the past 25 years in the United States, the makeup of the homeless population has changed significantly. As De Angelis (1994) reports: The landscape of homelessness has changed since the early 1980s, when nearly all homeless people were men. Today,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Housing Needs, Homeless People
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Bordignon, Catherine M.; Lam, Tony C. M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The early childhood educational field has garnered attention with initiatives to foster skill acquisition in young children prior to kindergarten entry. These initiatives, in conjunction with the rigorous demands of curricular reform and a burgeoning accountability movement, invoke questions regarding the adequacy of the instruments used to assess…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Kindergarten, Young Children, Predictive Validity
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McMullen, Mary Benson; Alat, Kazim; Buldu, Mehmet; Lash, Martha – Young Children, 2004
In spring 2002, a national sample of more than 800 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) members working in the United States in the care and education of children age three to five responded to the following questions: (1) Are they happy with their work?; (2) Are they satisfied with their pay?; and (3) Are they engaged…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Care, Preschool Education, Professional Associations
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Wexler, Alice – Art Education, 2004
In the past decade, the Reggio Emilia preschools and toddler centers have emerged from Italy as a significant international influence in early childhood education and a challenging presence to the notions held about young children in the United States. The Reggio Emilia approach raises questions about the inherent limitations of the…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Student Centered Curriculum
Vail, Kathleen – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
Aimed at eliminating the barriers to learning wrought about by poverty, Minneapolis and other urban school districts educate a substantial portion of poor and disadvantaged children and go nearly anywhere to hold parenting classes, homeless shelters, neonatal care units, high schools, and even jails. This article details the early childhood…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Urban Education, Early Childhood Education, School Districts
Caesar, Betsy – Child Care Information Exchange, 2004
The importance of motor development has been well understood by early childhood educators for many years. Unfortunately, they have received little in the way of guidance from designers or manufacturers of play equipment as to how to provide for safe active play. Things have gotten a lot better since 1991. Advocates for children's play have…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Child Care Centers, Playgrounds, Young Children
Neugebauer, Roger – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2004
This article reports findings from a recent "Exchange" Insta-Poll on Early Childhood Wages in North America. This survey was conducted on the "Exchange" web site,, from April 14-30, 2004. Over 900 early childhood professionals from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 10 Canadian provinces provided…
Descriptors: Wages, Child Caregivers, Teacher Salaries, Preschool Teachers
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2004
Statistics show a growing need for American children to develop healthy nutrition habits and make physical activity a routine part of their day. This article discusses the importance of knowledge about lessons on healthy lifestyles in preschool population to check obesity. By targeting preschoolers, the New York City obesity-prevention program and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Obesity, Child Health, Life Style
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Rankin, Baji – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
Loris Malaguzzi, founder and guide for 50 years to the schools of young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy, passed away in January 1994. In this interview, conducted in 1990, Malaguzzi speaks directly to early childhood educators in the United States. He blends theory and practice as he clarifies the theoretical base of the Reggio schools and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Educational Theories
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Gorman, B.K.; Gillam, R.B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2004
In the United States, more than 2 million children in Grades pre-K through 6 speak Spanish as their primary language. Approximately 50% of these students receive academic instruction in Spanish. This tutorial provides research-based recommendations for presenting phonological awareness tasks to children who receive literacy instruction in Spanish.…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Pathology, Reading Skills, Monolingualism
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Germino-Hausken, Elvira; Walston, Jill; Rathbun, Amy H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2004
This report examines aspects of the kindergarten experience through a national profile of teachers of the kindergarten class of 1998-99 in the United States. It presents data collected from questionnaires completed by 3,102 kindergarten teachers participating in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K). It…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Private Schools, School Demography, Longitudinal Studies
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