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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the author observes how a combination of interrelated elements are currently changing the face of the civilizing traditions of the U.S. education and forming a new culture of childhood. These include: (1) the standardization of education; (2) the dissolution of traditional spontaneous play; and (3) the growing specter of poverty…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Play
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2005
Hurricane Katrina devastated the American gulf coast, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless and without food, water, shelter, and clothing. Men, women, and children perished, crushed by the effects of violent winds across four states, or drowned in massive ocean waves and in floodwater that swamped New Orleans and made the city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Services, Mental Health, Coping
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2003
Notes societal weaknesses in children's care/education and highlights ways to reach children's hearts and minds. Highlights problems, including childhood obesity, high stakes testing, increasing use of psychiatric drugs for children, exposure to crime and violence, increasing child aggression, and increasing willingness to cheat and lie. Urges…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Drug Use, Ethics
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1975
A comprehensive overview of significant research on intervention programs for high risk infants and young children. (CS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Handicapped Children, Home Instruction, Institutional Environment
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Provides a selective overview of social forces and problems (such as divorce, teenage pregnancy, one parent families, mothers working outside the home, and drug abuse) that will shape children's education in the 1980s. (HOD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Educational Trends
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Talbot, James; Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Proposes an outline that employs numerous design guidelines for developing children's playscapes (play environments) that are geared to the child's perspective. (BB)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Facility Expansion, Facility Guidelines
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Dodge, Mary K.; Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes an exploratory study in which alternative dramatic play areas are compared among older preschoolers. Twelve children, grouped into same-sex pairs (55 to 67 months old), were observed in various playroom environments. Results indicate that theme specific settings stimulated dramatic play while neutral areas encouraged personal fantasy…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Facilities, Manipulative Materials
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1980
Reviews the history and purposes of the Association for Childhood Education International. Emphasizes the importance of play as the child's first expression of continuity. Points out that Confucius' concepts of teaching are universally practical and that his philosophy is carried out today in Taiwanese schools. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, History
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1978
Discusses four factors central to the American playground movement: backlash reaction to cognitive emphasis in early childhood education, influence of European play environments, increasing awareness of deficiencies in traditional American playgrounds, and accumulation of experience with new types of playgrounds. Cites research related to each of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Learning Activities