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Morris, Ronald V.; Stanis, Suzanne Rollins – Childhood Education, 2017
Lessons in community building and cultural understanding are important aspects of a 21st-century education. Through such lessons, students gain the keys to societal understanding as they gain knowledge about their cultural and historical contexts, and use that understanding as a setting for exploration of deeper values, emotional experiences, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Children, Summer Programs, History Instruction
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration
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Gieselmann, Sharon – Childhood Education, 2008
The University of Evansville (UE) is a small liberal arts college in southern Indiana. Through a unique four-year partnership between UE's School of Education and Dexter Elementary School, powerful social studies activities are delivered by preservice teachers to inner-city schoolchildren. The purpose of the afterschool social studies club…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Clubs
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Clark, Patricia; Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Eva – Childhood Education, 2008
The kindergarten year symbolizes entrance into formal schooling and is a critical juncture for young children. Easing the transition into kindergarten to ensure the maximum success in that pivotal year merits much attention and careful planning. Since the National Education Goals Panel made public its readiness goals (1997), many states across the…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Transitional Programs, Institutional Cooperation
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Liu, Karen – Childhood Education, 2008
Everybody knows that children's exposure to learning opportunities prior to age 5 has a profound and lasting effect on their success in school and beyond. Each fall, millions of children enter kindergarten; some of those 5-year-old children have a preschool education experience and some of those children do not. To ensure a child's learning…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children
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Melser, Nancy Armstrong – Childhood Education, 2006
Colleges and universities are presented with the problem of preparing teachers for diverse classrooms on a daily basis. The lack of preparation for teaching in urban settings is one problem. This article presents the Urban Semester Program. This is an immersion program for junior level students. In this immersion experience, participants take a…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Preservice Teachers, Immersion Programs, Urban Schools
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Buffie, Edward G. – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses the value of delineating standards by which progress toward achieving excellence may be judged. Specifically mentions the differences between the educational goals of parents and teachers in an Indiana community. Advocates that teachers and principals be held reponsible for effecting change. (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers