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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1997
Examines the use of technology under two different contexts: university courses for future middle school teachers, and middle school classrooms. Emphasizes the need for young adolescents to become technologically literate. Discusses different programs to help middle school students learn how to use technology, and at the same time helping them…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; Evens, Doris – Childhood Education, 1996
Supports the return of folktales to school curriculum. Provides a list of suggested activities as well as a dozen popular national and international folktale books for use in the middle grades. Claims that folktales can be used to master content-rich material in the middle grades and allow students to explore relationships with their own culture…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cultural Education, Curriculum Design, Folk Culture
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews five books: "Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts and Math Magic" (Ohanian), about elementary math instruction; "Ready for What?" (Graue), on school readiness; "The Braid of Literature: Children's Worlds of Reading" (Wolf and Heath); "The Best Years of Their Lives" (Zvirin), a book of resources for teenagers; and "Teaching and Learning in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews "Thematic Units: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Science and Social Studies" (Fredericks, Meinbach, and Rothlein); "Using Poetry across the Curriculum: A Whole Language Approach" (Chatton); "Getting Down to Cases: Learning to Teach with Case Studies" (Wassermann); "Phonic Phacts" (Goodman); and "English As a Second Language: 25…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Phonics, Poetry
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews five books on talk in the classroom; teaching with humor and play; how children talk, write, dance, draw, and sing their understanding of the world; talented teenagers; and life histories of women teachers working for social change. (BAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Child Language, Children
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1995
Reviews: "How to Get Your Teaching Ideas Published: A Writer's Guide to Educational Publishing" (Stangl); "Early Childhood Curriculum: Developmental Bases for Learning and Teaching" (Wortham); "Investigating Mathematics with Young Children" (Althouse); "When Children Write: Critical Revisions of the Writing Workshop" (Lensmire); and "Cooperative…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews five books for teachers: "Connecting the Curriculum through Interdisciplinary Instruction" (Lounsbury); "Caring for Our Children. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs"; "Families and Schools in a Pluralistic Society" (Chavkin); "Team Building through Physical Challenges" (Glover…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Child Rearing, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews six books covering topics of (1) creativity and play in the early childhood curriculum; (2) the involvement of families in middle school education; (3) nonverbal communication; (4) developmentally appropriate classrooms for kindergarten through third grade; (5) schools' role in teaching respect and responsibility; and (6) the practice of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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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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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews seven books published in 1991 and 1992. Books cover such topics as the process of affirming culture in early childhood settings; adaptive education strategies that build on diversity; stories of first-year teachers; and fairy tales and the culture of childhood. (MDM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Book Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews six books: "Teacher Lore" (Schubert and Ayers), about teachers' accounts of their experience; "America's Best Classrooms" (Seymour and others); "Another Door to Learning," (Schwarz) about learning-disabled children; "Talking with Your Children about a Troubled World" (Dumas); "Our Family, Our…
Descriptors: Adults, Books, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines recent developments in education, such as those mentioned in the Carnegie Council's "Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century" and recommendations from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, that support increased specialization for middle grade teacher education programs. Reviews changes in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews five books for educators: (1) "Once upon a Folktale: Capturing the Folklore Process with Children" (Blatt); (2) "Integrated Studies in the Middle Grades: Dancing through Walls" (Stevenson, Carr); (3) "Conflict in Child and Adolescent Development" (Schantz, Hartup); (4) "Ways of Assessing Children and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Child Development, Conflict, Early Childhood Education
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Gilstrap, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews the following books: (1) "101 Educational Conversations with Your Kindergartner-1st Grader" (Perrone); (2) "The Story in History: Writing Your Way into History" (Galt); (3) "Interactive Handbook for Understanding Reading Diagnosis" (Roskos and Walker); (4) "Educational Renewal: Better Teachers, Better…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Grade 1
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews five books peace studies and conflict resolution: (1) "Voices from the Future" (Susan Goodwillie); (2) "War and Peace Literature for Children and Young Adults" (Virginia Walter); (3) "Teaching Young Children in Violent Times" (Diane Levin); (4) "Whose Language? What Power?" (Frank Smith); and (5)…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Conflict Resolution, Educational History
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