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Kumar, Rashmi – Childhood Education, 2016
Policymakers and educators emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as key to individuals' and nations' future economic prosperity. It can be considered to be of particular value to students in developing countries and for disadvantaged students in developed countries. As families play a critical role in a…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, STEM Education, Children, Parent Role
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Freeman, Nancy K.; Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 2007
In 2000 ACEI began an exploration of the potential role that a code of professional ethics might have in the Association. The Public Affairs Committee recommended that the Executive Board appoint an ad hoc Ethics Committee. That committee, under the leadership of Nita Barbour, accepted its charge to provide guidance to colleagues who struggle to…
Descriptors: Teachers, Guidance, Problem Solving, Ethics
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Lynn-Garbe, Cynthia; Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 2004
This article focuses on overweight children and the role that educators (and schools) might play in supporting and reinforcing this unhealthful lifestyle. Included are strategies for promoting more healthful eating and activity habits. The article concludes with a list of resources offering additional help in addressing this growing threat.
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Obesity, Children, Child Health
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Katz, Laurie; Galbraith, Jeanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
There is an increasing need to address children's social development in the midst of academic initiatives for early childhood curricula. A study was conducted to make visible and support children's social interactions within inclusive preschool classrooms through documentation from the Reggio Emilia approach. Findings demonstrated that children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Social Development, Reggio Emilia Approach, Children
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Burriss, Larry L. – Childhood Education, 2003
Details seven ways adults can ensure children's safety on the Internet: become familiar with the Internet community; learn how the Internet works; identify quality sites; learn what sites to avoid; teach children basic rules for Internet safety; place computers in high traffic areas and monitor use; and respond thoughtfully if a child visits an…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Child Safety, Children, Computer Literacy
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Gillies, Warna D. – Childhood Education, 1998
Defines Third Culture Kids as the children of diplomats, missionaries, business persons, and military personnel who live outside their native countries for periods of time. Considers the problems and advantages of travel and uncertain cultural identity for these children. Suggests instructional strategies for working with internationally mobile…
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
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Harms, Jeanne McLain; Lettow, Lucille J. – Childhood Education, 1996
Claims that readers can conduct dialogue with many inner audiences through reading, and readers who manage to do so are likely to develop more sophisticated strategies for learning. Describes different kinds of dialogues, specifically, dialoging with reader's experience, with the author/illustrator, with genre, with problems, and with culture.…
Descriptors: Children, Culture, Early Childhood Education, Independent Reading
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Samuels, Barbara G. – Childhood Education, 1996
Discusses child peer relationships in relation to teacher's role; object-conflict, sharing, and cooperation; causal, consequential, and alternative thinking; inferring and responding to emotions; perspective taking and empathy; and initiating friendship and group entry. Claims that children's discussion documents their growing understanding of…
Descriptors: Children, Cooperation, Emotional Response, Empathy
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Castle, Kathryn; And Others – Childhood Education, 1996
Describes the destruction caused by the Oklahoma City bombing and recounts the reaction of a second-grade class in Oklahoma. Describes class discussions of the bombing and how children found various ways to ask questions and express their feelings about the incident. Provides tips for teachers to help children who are going through trauma. (MOK)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Coping, Early Childhood Education
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Isenberg, Joan Packer; Quisenberry, Nancy – Childhood Education, 2002
Presents position of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) regarding children and play. Discusses ACEI's fundamental beliefs about the importance of play, citing supporting research and theory. Presents guiding principles and practices for play experiences, focusing on adults' crucial role in structuring and planning the…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Beliefs, Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs
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Waniganayake, Manjula – Childhood Education, 2001
Draws on examples from Australia to illustrate ways early childhood professionals can contribute to meeting the challenges of resettling young refugee children. Describes a repatriation program to help rebuild nations, a program establishing play centers inside refugee centers, and using preschools/child care centers to support refugee families…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
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Adams, Gail B.; Burke, Robert W. – Childhood Education, 1999
Defines obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of mental obsessions or repetitive behaviors based on psychological fears. Lists warning signs for teachers and suggestions for educational services for children with OCD. (LBT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Swan, Ann M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines causes and types of stuttering and its emotional and social aspects. Suggestions for helping students overcome stuttering involve (1) giving children undivided attention when speaking to them; (2) providing a relaxed atmosphere; (3) encouraging polite speaking manners; (4) sensitizing all children to stuttering; and (5) providing…
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Emotional Experience
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Frieman, Barry B.; Settel, Joanne – Childhood Education, 1994
Explains the causes and symptoms of four chronic diseases (asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, and sickle cell anemia) that afflict large numbers of children, and discusses specific classroom medical procedures that teachers can use to help children with these diseases. Also provides suggestions for working with parents of chronically ill children and…
Descriptors: Asthma, Children, Chronic Illness, Classroom Techniques
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Diamond, Karen E. – Childhood Education, 1994
As children with disabilities participate more fully in community education and recreation programs, educators face special challenges in helping families deal with the special needs of disabled children. Support for parents who have a child with a disability must be based on the parents' perceived needs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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