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Routhier-Martin, Kayli; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Blanch, Norine – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness and meditation programs, and their associated benefits for education, can be examined within three related disciplines: psychology, elementary education, and exceptional education. A review of psychology research provides evidence that meditation and mindfulness work to balance the often negative effects of students' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relaxation Training
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Kingsdorf, Sheri – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the domains most commonly affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is communication (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Language deficits in children with ASD can be as severe as to warrant a label as nonverbal, or characterized by difficulties with the functions of communication. Additionally, deficits in language for children…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Impairments, Communication Problems
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Walsh, Bridget A. – Childhood Education, 2008
This review of literature shows that how often a child is read to is related to subsequent gains in vocabulary. Not only do adults differ in the frequency with which they read to children (quantity), they also vary in reading style (quality). Several studies have proposed that the cognitive demand level of questions children are asked may be…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Individual Characteristics, Reading Aloud to Others, Cognitive Development
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Rodriguez, Diane; Smith-Canter, Lora Lee; Voytecki, Karen S. – Childhood Education, 2007
Currently, students in early childhood special education programs experience social isolation. To ameliorate the inappropriate behaviors that often contribute to this isolation, it is imperative that educators begin to include instruction in appropriate social interaction in the general education early childhood curriculum for children with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Sherman, Jody; Rasmussen, Carmen; Baydala, Lola – Childhood Education, 2006
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received much attention over the past several years in both the scientific literature and the popular press, yet confusion still exists with respect to the origin of the disorder, factors that trigger or aggravate it, the trajectory of symptoms, and treatment options, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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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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Wheeler, Edyth; Stomfay-Stitz, Aline – Childhood Education, 2004
Many schools throughout the United States have mandated some form of character education, peace education, or conflict resolution. The Peace Education Network hopes to encourage an exchange of ideas about what schools and teachers are doing that works and doesn't work. An article in The Washington Post (Kalita, 2003) describing a newly adopted…
Descriptors: Personality, Values Education, Peace, Conflict Resolution
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Parsons, Aaron – Childhood Education, 2004
For decades, the author Jonathon Kozol has been working to highlight the inequalities in the U.S. public school system. He has made an immense difference in the lives of countless children living in poverty. The power with which he writes is something to be honored and revered. With simple words, Kozol finds a way to forge emotional connections…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, Poverty, Educational Environment
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Halverson, Susan – Childhood Education, 2004
Children's character or moral development, what the author refers to as ethical development, has been an important and controversial topic in schools for many years. Educators agree that it is vital to renew the emphasis on teaching for character development. Schools face an important challenge, doing their part in preparing children and youth to…
Descriptors: Child Development, Service Learning, Ethics, Moral Development
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Mbugua, Tata J. – Childhood Education, 2004
Recent years have seen a global endeavor to prioritize early childhood care and education as a foundation for later learning and development, as evidenced by the Global Guidelines for Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century (Association for Childhood Education International/World Organization for Early Childhood, 1999). Such efforts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Hooks, Laura McDonald; Randolph, Linda – Childhood Education, 2004
While current literature identifies the characteristics of a successful professional development school (PDS)/university partnership, it is imperative for universities to consider the impact of clinical placements on the training and development of preservice teachers. What is missing from the literature are the views of the preservice teachers on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lee, Lea – Childhood Education, 2004
Reading specialists, as well as members of the general public, have long sought to understand why so many children in the United States read below grade level and why so many of its adult citizens are illiterate. While problems associated with reading are not unique to the United States, it is noteworthy that some nations do not experience major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education
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Battle-Bailey, Lora – Childhood Education, 2004
Researchers agree that increased parental involvement is necessary if low-SES, underrepresented student populations are to overcome a history of reading deficiencies. However, the fact remains that parental involvement alone is insufficient for achieving desired academic outcomes. Teachers must design interactive/constructivist homework…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods, Parent School Relationship, Homework
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2004
Today, many classroom teachers are busy preparing for standardized tests. The No Child Left Behind Act encourages such behavior. Little time is left to devote to subjects that previously were considered a vital part of the curriculum, such as social studies, physical education, art, and music. Needless to say, if these subjects have taken a back…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests, Service Learning
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Szecsi, Tunde; Giambo, Debra A. – Childhood Education, 2004
Well-meaning teachers are often unprepared for the influx of ESOL students in their classrooms. Most often, the programs serving ESOL students in public schools include immersion, submersion, and sheltered instruction. Occasionally, bilingual education programs are an option. Consequently, general education teachers are responsible for teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy, Limited English Speaking, Childhood Interests
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