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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In contrast to the wider education literature, rather little is known about the lives of early childhood education (ECE) teachers and the impact of those lives on their practice. Drawing on surveys completed by Head Start assistant and lead teachers, teacher lifelines, and interviews, and through the lens of life-course theory, the author portrays…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Biographies, Family Work Relationship, Interviews
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Babaeff, Robyn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2016
Extensive linguistic research and theorising relating to maintaining the family heritage, as bilingual or multilingual family in differing language contexts, is currently available. Substantial research beneficially explores approaches to multilingual parenting, outcomes for individuals through parent and child perspectives, among linguistic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Parent Child Relationship, Cultural Maintenance
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Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Every preschool age child in Finland has the right to child care. Well-educated staff consists of all-round experts who work in versatile contexts with various children in a multi-professional collaboration. This staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish child care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the expertise of those early…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Teaching Methods, Child Care, Kindergarten
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2009
Certainly not as many who have heard the names of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky, have heard of Sabina Spielrein. While Spielrein had numerous face-to-face encounters, some personal and some professional, with all four men, and the accounting of her life and the interactions she had with them has been the content of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Piagetian Theory, Biographies, Interpersonal Relationship
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Morgan, Hani – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
In today's global age, it is important for young students to develop multiple perspectives. Some of the standards that today's teachers are required to adhere to include an understanding of different cultures. The National Council for the Social Studies, for example, indicates that teachers should provide instruction that complies with various…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Rycik, Mary Taylor – Childhood Education, 2006
Four years after the 9/11 attack on the United States, the country continues to be in considerable turmoil. Children have lived through the devastation of the September 11th attacks, the panic over the anthrax mailings, the hunt for terrorists in Afghanistan, elevated homeland security threat levels, the war in Iraq, the tsunami disaster, and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Bibliotherapy, Terrorism
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1985
Traces the personal and professional lives of two sisters, Edna Dean Baker and Clara Belle Baker, who were influential in the direction of childhood education in the U.S. Particularly highlights their early years, education, careers, and accomplishments in the educational field and publications, professional contributions, and honors. (DST)
Descriptors: Biographies, Careers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Background
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Leeper, Robert R.; Leeper, Sarah H. – Childhood Education, 1985
Presents a short biography of Mary Esther Leeper (1887-1965), teacher of children and adults and the first Executive Secretary of the Association for Childhood Education International. (AS)
Descriptors: Biographies, International Organizations, Preschool Teachers, Professional Associations
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Fowlkes, Mary Anne – Childhood Education, 1984
Describes the life and education of Patty Smith Hill and points out her innovative contributions to the theory and practice of early childhood education. (RH)
Descriptors: Biographies, Innovation, Preschool Teachers
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Van Ausdal, Sarah J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Biography profiles the life and major philosophical and educational contributions of early twentieth-century educator, William Heard Kilpartick. One of his most significant contributions was the development and installation of the project method as an integral part of the elementary student experience. (Author/RWB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 2000
Reflects upon the role of Dell C. Kjer, a leader in teacher education and president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) from 1965-1967. Describes his early years in Wisconsin, military duties and student life at George Peabody, his contributions to teacher education, and his contributions to ACEI and other professional…
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Education
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Smith, Mary K. – Childhood Education, 2000
Recounts the life and accomplishments of educator and writer Lucy Sprague Mitchell, suggesting that her life can bring inspiration and renewed vigor to today's early childhood educators. Considers the social conditions of Mitchell's era, her formative years, formal education and career decisions, participation in the Progressive Movement and…
Descriptors: Biographies, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Preschool Teachers
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DuCharme, Catherine C. – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines early influences of educator Lucy Wheelock's life, her contributions to the kindergarten movement, and her legacy to early childhood educators today. Discusses her early education, preparation as a kindergarten teacher, and her efforts to spread the "gospel of Froebel." Maintains that Wheelock's legacy is her belief in the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Presents a short biography of Jennie Wahlert, who taught in the St. Louis Public Schools in the early 1900s, and later served in supervisory positions in the schools and as a college professor. Her career spanned seven decades and had a significant influence on education in St. Louis. (MDM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Elementary Education, Females
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1991
Describes Frances McClelland Mayfarth's childhood, editorial work for the Association for Childhood Education, professorship at New York University, presidency of Wheelock College, work as a high school teacher, and retirement. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Biographies, Career Development, Editors
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