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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Today's children may be exposed to violence in their environment, through the media, at home, and in school. Some children live in countries at war, while others survive in neighborhoods where street gangs prevail. Most parents and children used to assume they could depend upon schools to be safe places, free from abuse and violence. Now it seems…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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Tolbert, Linda; Theobald, Paul – Childhood Education, 2006
In the spring of 2005, the Bush administration announced that guidelines for following the mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had been made less restrictive. More of this "loosening" will follow, albeit quietly, lest the public discover the delusional qualities that went into the original version of the bill. Nevertheless, NCLB has…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Urban Education, Public Education, Early Childhood Education
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Cryan, John R. – Childhood Education, 1987
Presents an Association for Childhood Education International statement on the use of corporal punishment in child care, schools, and other educational settings. Statement presents evidence in support of the association's position that such practices must be banned. Suggestions are made regarding the resolution of this problem. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Corporal Punishment, Day Care, Discipline
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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