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Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Selman, Robert L. – Russell Sage Foundation, 2003
Education specialists have written volumes on the best ways to help children learn to read and write, but who is helping them navigate the potentially treacherous waters of social interactions? While in school to study, children are also preoccupied with understanding the rules governing social relationships. Issues of trust and loyalty, rivalry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Psychology, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
Dresslar, F. B.; Wood, Thomas D.; North, Charles E. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1912
One of the most important factors in the education of children is the establishment of their physical health, without which all learning and training must have less value for the individual and for society than they would have with it. Implicitly in the act creating the Bureau of Education and explicitly in recent acts of Congress, investigations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, State Policy