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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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Swick, Kevin J.; Freeman, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 2004
With the constant reminders of wars and other human degradation going on in the world, education for "caring" is more critically important than ever to our future (Noddings, 2002). Televised accounts of the war in Iraq leave most caring people devastated. Civilian and military deaths and casualties challenge people's faith in a peaceful and…
Descriptors: Altruism, Role Models, Child Development, Family Role
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 2004
Family homelessness has emerged as a serious global problem (Stronge, 2000). Over the past 25 years in the United States, the makeup of the homeless population has changed significantly. As De Angelis (1994) reports: The landscape of homelessness has changed since the early 1980s, when nearly all homeless people were men. Today,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Housing Needs, Homeless People
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Swick, Kevin J.; Da Ros, Denise; Pavia, Louise – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses how the dimensions of the inquiry process--and applying this process to early-childhood teacher education--shape the challenge for early-childhood teacher educators to create a meaningful context for promoting inquiry as a lifelong endeavor for their students. Reviews several strategies to promote an inquiring and caring teacher/learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Inquiry, Lifelong Learning
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Swick, Kevin J.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews the literature documenting the impact of an internal locus of control orientation for efficacious families and describes how support systems can enhance an internal locus of control for parents and children. (BB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Family Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship
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Swick, Kevin J.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes aspects of the father's role from the birthing process through the infant, preschool, and kindergarten-primary years and into the elementary and middle years of childhood. (RH)
Descriptors: Birth, Child Rearing, Elementary School Students, Fathers
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Reviews findings of studies that address the dynamics among parental efficacy, parental involvement, and children's functioning; suggests their possible applications to early childhood education; and explores viable options for broadening research and study. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Literature Reviews
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Swick, Kevin J.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1996
Recognizes the importance of each classroom being a proactive, multicultural learning center, noting the barriers (such as low self-esteem) in adults and children that often inhibit such an environment. Gives teachers and administrators specific actions and strategies for a systematic approach to family-school collaboration and advocacy for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Swick, Kevin J.; Palefsky, Elliot – Childhood Education, 1982
Reviews the impact of severe hearing loss in infancy on language development, discussing the effect of ear infections in infants in some detail and revealing the consequences of disruptions in the child's listening/speaking development in the early months of life. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Hearing Impairments, Infants, Language Acquisition
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Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 1982
Cites research that suggests the workplace and the community will be vital areas of influence in people's lives for the rest of the century, stressing the importance of a totally supportive environment and describing the role of business in supporting families and schools. (MP)
Descriptors: Business, Community Benefits, Cooperative Education, Family Life