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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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Hoot, James L.; Bartkowiak, Elaine T. – Childhood Education, 1994
Lists 72 organizations and programs that deal with child safety, grouped by the following categories: (1) general; (2) general violence; (3) gun violence; (4) media violence; (5) drugs and alcohol; (6) child abuse and at-risk children; (7) parenting programs; (8) community service programs; (9) leadership programs; (10) peer counseling; (11)…
Descriptors: Arbitration, Child Abuse, Child Safety, Children
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Addresses issues concerning (computer) keyboarding instruction in an attempt to determine if the teaching of such skills to kindergarten and primary grade students should be considered a "must" in the early childhood curriculum or if such practices might have some drawbacks. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Kindergarten Children
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Hoot, James L.; Foster, Margaret L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Demonstrates the ways in which the arts can be used to express ecological concerns and promote responsible environmental stewardship. Focuses on a play and a video produced by elementary school students with the assistance of their teachers and professional artists. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Artists, Conservation (Environment)
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Hoot, James L.; Bonkareva, Ella – Childhood Education, 1992
Describes characteristics of immigrant children from the former Soviet Union and implications of these characteristics for U.S. teachers. Considers differences between U.S. and Soviet schools in scheduling practices, bathroom routines, racial composition, meals, languages, clothing, naps, and parent/school relationships. (LB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Class Organization, Clothing, Early Childhood Education
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses topics relating to teachers' concerns for the 1990s that will be featured in upcoming multitopic editions of Childhood Education. (BB)
Descriptors: Drug Addiction, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Family Structure
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Briefly describes the papers of James Raths, Bernard Spodek, James Hoot, Cynthia Sunal, Patricia Olmsted and Helena Hoas which are presented in this issue. These manuscripts focus on teacher training approaches in various countries.(RJC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses educational reform measures for children and teachers in the Soviet Union. These reforms include: 1) lowering the mandatory school age; 2) expanded periods of teacher training and field experiences; 3) curricular changes; 4) decreased class size; 5) expanded admissions for teacher training schools; 6) attracting, selecting, and retaining…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design, Early Childhood Education, Public Education
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Cohen, Monroe D.; Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1997
Introduces and describes this special international issue focusing on educating through the arts. Argues that the arts promote children's sense of success, creativity, and self-expression. Notes contributions to this international issue from Canada, Finland, Norway, Australia, and the United States. Includes a bibliography of 11 references on…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation