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Morris, Ronald V.; Stanis, Suzanne Rollins – Childhood Education, 2017
Lessons in community building and cultural understanding are important aspects of a 21st-century education. Through such lessons, students gain the keys to societal understanding as they gain knowledge about their cultural and historical contexts, and use that understanding as a setting for exploration of deeper values, emotional experiences, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Children, Summer Programs, History Instruction
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration
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Cross, Alice Frazeur; Conn-Powers, Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
This study investigated the extent to which early education classrooms across Indiana implemented evidence-based practices and how well the classrooms of different types of early education programs in our state compared with one another. Evidence-based effective curricula increase children's learning compared to those that are not effective. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Implementation, Best Practices, Evidence
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Lord, Kathleen M.; Noel, Andrea M.; Slevin, Bridgette – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined the 4th-grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments (history, geography, and civics) and 3rd- and 4th-grade social studies standards from nine randomly selected states and organized the content around three global concepts (conflict, movement, discovery) and six specific concepts (war, rebellion,…
Descriptors: Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Common Core State Standards, Grade 4
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Choi, Ji Young; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study investigates potential predictors of teacher-child relationships (i.e., closeness and conflict) focusing on child gender, teacher-child ethnicity match, and teacher education. Additionally, the study explores the possible moderation effect of teacher education on the associations between teacher-child relationships and child gender or…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Gender Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Student Characteristics
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Taylor, Linda K.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2020
This Reflection on Practice is based upon a change in the undergraduate course "Family and Community Relations." Historically, this course has been taught on campus in a lecture format, as well as small and large group activities. However, during a spring semester at a midsized Midwestern University, it was altered to provide more direct…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Child Care
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Odom, Samuel L.; Butera, Gretchen; Diamond, Karen E.; Hanson, Marci J.; Horn, Eva; Lieber, Joan; Palmer, Susan; Fleming, Kandace; Marquis, Janet – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of the Children's School Success (CSS) curriculum for 4-year-old children enrolled in preschool programs designed to prepare them for success in their early public school grades. The study took place in preschool classes located in five regionally distributed states, all of which were inclusive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities
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Gieselmann, Sharon – Childhood Education, 2008
The University of Evansville (UE) is a small liberal arts college in southern Indiana. Through a unique four-year partnership between UE's School of Education and Dexter Elementary School, powerful social studies activities are delivered by preservice teachers to inner-city schoolchildren. The purpose of the afterschool social studies club…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Clubs
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Clark, Patricia; Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Eva – Childhood Education, 2008
The kindergarten year symbolizes entrance into formal schooling and is a critical juncture for young children. Easing the transition into kindergarten to ensure the maximum success in that pivotal year merits much attention and careful planning. Since the National Education Goals Panel made public its readiness goals (1997), many states across the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, Institutional Cooperation
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Liu, Karen – Childhood Education, 2008
Everybody knows that children's exposure to learning opportunities prior to age 5 has a profound and lasting effect on their success in school and beyond. Each fall, millions of children enter kindergarten; some of those 5-year-old children have a preschool education experience and some of those children do not. To ensure a child's learning…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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Obeng, Cecilia Sem – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
One hundred and twelve preschool teachers in Indiana were asked to complete a questionnaire requesting them to indicate what personal health-related activities they were incorporating into their classroom routines, why they were incorporating them, and how often such activities were done. The results of the study indicate that the most…
Descriptors: Health Education, Hygiene, Preschool Teachers, Questionnaires
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Melser, Nancy Armstrong – Childhood Education, 2006
Colleges and universities are presented with the problem of preparing teachers for diverse classrooms on a daily basis. The lack of preparation for teaching in urban settings is one problem. This article presents the Urban Semester Program. This is an immersion program for junior level students. In this immersion experience, participants take a…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Preservice Teachers, Immersion Programs, Urban Schools
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Obeng, Cecilia Sem – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A review of the current literature indicates that childhood obesity is on the rise. What is more disconcerting is that this epidemic has significantly affected the preschool-age population, with the percentage of overweight children increasing from 5.0% to 12.4%, as indicated by National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) surveys…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Health Activities, Preschool Teachers
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Buffie, Edward G. – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses the value of delineating standards by which progress toward achieving excellence may be judged. Specifically mentions the differences between the educational goals of parents and teachers in an Indiana community. Advocates that teachers and principals be held reponsible for effecting change. (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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