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Nieminen, Suvi H.; Sajaniemi, Nina – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
This study is a literature review, drawing mainly on the nine significant and good quality studies (i.e. published in peer-reviewed journals) that make up the evidence base for mindful awareness practices in early childhood. Mindful awareness practices in this context means an individual's awareness of her own body and her inner emotions or…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Metacognition, Attention, Self Control
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Clark, Sarah K.; Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Teaching children in the primary grades the text structures and features used by authors of information text has been shown to improve comprehension of information texts and provide the scaffolding and support these children need in order to write their own information texts. As teachers implement the "English Language Arts Common Core State…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Academic Standards, Text Structure
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Davis, Darrel R.; Bergen, Doris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study investigated whether the types and amount of playful activity and thought exhibited from early childhood to adulthood are related to aspects of moral development, such as empathy, behavior, and reasoning. It explored whether the assertions of theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson regarding the facilitative effect of games with…
Descriptors: College Students, Play, Age Differences, Developmental Stages
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Calo, Kristine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This article highlights the literacy practices of two second grade teachers--one in an affluent suburb of a major metropolitan area and the other in a large urban school district. The article describes how these teachers use informational texts to engage their students, to provide children with opportunities to learn about the world around them,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Literacy, Grade 2
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Howard, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2008
Many parents are concerned with helping their children prepare for the transition to kindergarten. For some children, the anxiety of entering kindergarten is matched by the anxiety of leaving the surroundings in which they have been nurtured and cared for, especially if it is a situation that has been a consistent one for the child over a long…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Caregivers, Anxiety, School Readiness
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Freeman, Nancy – Childhood Education, 2004
Codes of ethics are one of the important hallmarks of a profession. Along with prolonged training, specialized knowledge, and rites of passage, a code is one of the criteria that sets professionals apart from other workers (Katz & Ward, 1991). Literature describing the current focus on ethics in the workplace invariably describes codes addressing…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Children
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Pattnaik, Jyotsna – Childhood Education, 2004
Children and teachers in 750 kindness clubs (organized by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, WSPA) in 32 African countries are actively involved in coordinating rural animal clinics and participate in clinic activities including the treatment of these animals. This article discusses the benefits of child-animal relationships.…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Foreign Countries, Animals
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Loizou, Eleni – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
This is a study that investigates the views of in-service Early Childhood teachers concerning their teacher training program. Ninety in-service teachers were interviewed and asked to reflect on their teacher training. The focus of this paper is on two major issues: the challenges teachers have faced and are facing during their years of teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Children, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Friedman, Jane E. – Childhood Education, 1997
Presents the use of children's literature to teach mathematics, encouraging children to identify, discuss, and extend "math morals" of the stories. Provides examples of using literature and classroom activities to identify principles regarding incomplete information, the need for standard units, commutative operations, and the rapidity of…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Duckworth, Susanna V.; Kostell, Patricia H. – Childhood Education, 1999
Describes the "parent panel," an approach to building appropriate communication, resolving conflicts, and creating mutual respect between teachers and parents of children with disabilities. Delineates benefits to parents and teachers, describes how to organize the parent panel, provides content guidelines, and provides an example of a panel…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Group Discussion
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Luke, Jennifer L.; Myers, Catherine M. – Childhood Education, 1995
Children are exposed to violence in media and everyday life, which may promote aggression as a means to solve problems. Skills and strategies of problem solving, conflict resolution, and peace making can be learned through well-organized and frequent exposure to literature. Books that deal with misunderstanding, jealousy, playground skirmishes,…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education
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Newman, Rita – Childhood Education, 1995
Encourages parents to be aware of how natural exploration and play can facilitate learning in their children. Gives activities, adjustable in difficulty depending on developmental age of child, such as cooking that can be used to develop readiness for reading, writing, and math. Includes suggestions for inexpensive materials. (ET)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1995
Summarizes recent ERIC documents in early childhood education and related areas. Topics include the integrated character education model, conflicts and prospects of character education in multicultural education, and the role of the schools in character education. (ET)
Descriptors: Children, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 1995
Notes the importance of listening in the learning process. Describes cause for concern for deteriorating listening skills among students and teachers, and the need for promoting active listening skills in the classroom and eventually integrating listening across the curriculum. Gives basic classroom principles, suggestions for successful…
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Stone, Sandra J. – Childhood Education, 1996
Promotes the concept of serious play and discusses its role in learning, from early grades to graduate level. Provides guidelines for integrating serious play across the curriculum and includes sample primary and intermediate grade curriculum charts. (ET)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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