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Wortham, Sue C.; Wortham, Marshal R. – Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses the importance of the outdoor play area for infant and toddler cognitive, physical and social development. Also discusses design, landscape and arrangement considerations for the play area. (RJC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the policies and processes for publishing manuscripts in CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. Manuscripts for Volume 66 (1989-90) will focus on: 1) who will be teaching the world's children; 2) children's literature; 3) celebrating diversity; 4) empowering teachers; 5) math and science; 6) developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction. (RJC)
Descriptors: Manuscripts, Publications, Scholarly Journals, Writing for Publication
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1983
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Playgrounds, Urban Environment
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 2001
Lists goals of the Second Early Childhood Education and Care Symposium: develop concise list of outcomes from the first symposium; add urgent issues affecting young children to Global Guidelines; discuss issues in implementing Global Guidelines and the global state of early childhood education; and consider future actions for global early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Objectives
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Wortham, Sue C.; Patton, Mary Martin – Childhood Education, 1992
Reports a study of a retention procedure in Texas in which children are placed in prefirst grade classrooms rather than promoted to regular first grade after kindergarten. Discusses the procedure's effectiveness and appropriateness, reasons for children's placement, children's behavioral problems, parental motivation and approval, and student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1991
Articles in recent periodicals are reviewed. These articles concern (1) the education of children in poverty; (2) the exposure of children to violence in and out of school; (3) recommendations for the Head Start program for the 1990s; and (4) child care in Germany after reunification. (BC)
Descriptors: Day Care, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1987
Maintains that priorities generated by forces which affect children--technology, society, home and family, school, economic resources--need to be assessed. Assessment should focus on how priorities for children are established; the intensity of priorities; how priorities might be appropriately applied; and how priorities can be effectively…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Economic Factors, Educational Environment, Family Influence
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1994
Compares La Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles (JUNJI), Chile's federally funded preschool system, with the United States' Head Start program. Notes that, unlike Head Start, JUNJI is administered at the national level; requires preschool teachers to have four-year university degrees; follows a national curriculum; and, due to budget…
Descriptors: Centralization, Comparative Analysis, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1985
Traces development of the Association for Childhood Education International from its founding in 1892 to the present, emphasizing historical events, social trends, and educational philosophies which have influenced its organizational endeavors. Examines current social problems and their influences on the educational and administrative direction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1982
Describes the play environment and the play behavior of children in Venice, Italy. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Play, Social Environment