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Szente, Judit; Hoot, James – Childhood Education, 2004
Major obstacles threaten the future of Ethiopia. Global publicity regarding the drought of 1986 has left the world with images of starving and orphaned Ethiopian children. Such conditions do still exist in parts of this nation, in which 45 percent of the population falls below the national poverty line (The World Factbook, 2003). In a nation of…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Liu, Ping – Childhood Education, 2003
Examined an e-mail pen pal project between a second-grade classroom in the United States and one in China. Found that the project engaged students in learning through social interaction that enabled them to learn about a culture other than their own. Also found that the project enhanced students' social, cognitive, and linguistic skills, and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Gwaltney, Thomas M. – Childhood Education, 2002
The second article in a series of three written about teaching strategies in primary schools in England and America, this article reviews strategies used in American one-room rural schoolhouses from the late 1800s to the 1940s. Examines historical perspective, curriculum, school life, punishment, special events, and games. (SD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Practices