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Jepkemboi, Grace; Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2014
The well-being of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS is often significantly compromised, as they are prone to discrimination, victimization, and exclusion from social and familial structures. The present study examines the effect of HIV/AIDS on children's attitudes toward learning, as perceived by teachers and caregivers. Teachers and caregivers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Childhood Attitudes, Well Being
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Kohler, Maxie; Early, Mardele; Christensen, Lois; Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2013
Throughout the United States, the "charter school" movement is being discussed and implemented in numerous venues and configurations, and researchers have considered the pros and cons of these schools. One example of an exemplary charter school is Lake Forest Elementary Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This charter school (www.…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Parent School Relationship, Charter Schools, Elementary Schools
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Kohler, Maxie; Aldridge, Jerry; Christensen, Lois M.; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
A "tiger mom" is a term popularized with the publication of Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (2011). Chua points to the tiger as a "living symbol of strength and power, [which] generally inspires fear and respect" (n.p.); the term "tiger mother" or "tiger mom" quickly became part of the popular lexicon. Chua perceives the tiger mom's…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Mothers
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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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Aldridge, Jerry; Kohler, Maxie – Childhood Education, 2009
Issues concerning the health and safety of children and youth occur at multiple levels. Bronfenbrenner (1995) proposed an ecological systems approach in which multiple systems interact to enhance or diminish children's development. The same systems are at work in health promotion. The authors present and review articles that reflect the multiple…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Child Health, Systems Approach, Child Safety
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2008
The relationship between special education and general education is constantly changing. In the past 10 years, responsiveness to intervention has become a mandated process in the United States. Many general education teachers are still unaware of this. Also, practices have changed in early intervention and early childhood special education. The…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, General Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2004
Today, many classroom teachers are busy preparing for standardized tests. The No Child Left Behind Act encourages such behavior. Little time is left to devote to subjects that previously were considered a vital part of the curriculum, such as social studies, physical education, art, and music. Needless to say, if these subjects have taken a back…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests, Service Learning