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Turney, Kristin – American Educator, 2019
The incarceration rate in the United States has increased dramatically in the past half century. In 1970, about 100 out of every 100,000 individuals in the United States were confined in prison. Today, that number is five times as large, with nearly 500 out of every 100,000 individuals confined in prison. Currently, an estimated 2.7 million…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Parents, Correctional Institutions, Children
Pierce, Sarah – American Educator, 2016
Unaccompanied child migrants have been entering the United States for years, but the recent spike in their arrivals has made the issue more pressing. Though the unaccompanied child population has been characterized as temporary in nature, it is likely that a large number of these children will live in the United States for a long period, perhaps…
Descriptors: Refugees, Migrant Children, Childhood Needs, Need Gratification
Lerer, Seth – American Educator, 2015
Children's literature charts the makings of the literate imagination. It shows children finding worlds within the book and books in the world. It addresses the changing environments of family life and human growth, schooling and scholarship, publishing and publicity in which children--at times suddenly, at times subtly--found themselves…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs, Readability
Kramer, Rita – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1983
The traditional family atmosphere provides the best setting for the nurturing of children and the building of their character. (Author/AOS)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Children
American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1991
Introduces a special section containing three articles and six commentaries, which discuss the form that multicultural education should take and consider whether children are well-served by a unified curriculum for all or ethnocentric curricula for various ethnic groups. Provides several examples of a multicultural approach. (SLD)
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Childhood Needs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
Urbanski, Adam – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1991
Lists 10 lies commonly told about educational quality and reform. Not recognizing that a problem exists is the main reason why educational reform is pursued casually. Meaningful change requires time, restructuring, and the active participation of teachers, but schools alone cannot provide all that children need. (SLD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement