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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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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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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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Lake, Vickie E.; Pappamihiel, N. Eleni – Childhood Education, 2003
This article synthesizes key principles that teachers should utilize to support English language learners in mainstream early childhood classrooms. Principles include treating children fairly, which entails treating children differently; providing an appropriate language environment; providing adequate English instruction to allow basic…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
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Kim, Yanghee A. – Childhood Education, 2003
Differentiates behaviors of peer-rejected and peer-neglected children at the early childhood level. Offers suggestions for teaching alternative behaviors to aggressive or withdrawn children, direct entry behaviors, positive responses to peers' initiation, verbal assertiveness, engagement in complex pretend play, and ways to show positive affection…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Interpersonal Competence, Literature Reviews
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses children's imaginary companions as a part of human development that adults should strive to understand. (BJD)
Descriptors: Childrens Games, Childrens Literature, Creativity, Early Childhood Education
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Vukelich, Carol; Golden, Joanne – Childhood Education, 1981
Reviews research findings on the development of writing skills in young children and identifies some implications for the classroom teacher. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews, Spelling
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Robinson, Bryan E.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1980
Descriptors: Androgyny, Children, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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Robinson, Edward H., III; Robinson, Sandra L. – Childhood Education, 1981
Contends that systematic training of teachers can increase teachers' interpersonal communication skills and in turn positively influence student outcomes. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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Samaras, Anastasia P. – Childhood Education, 1996
Suggests that teachers and social context determine what young children acquire from computer experiences. Provides anecdotes of teachers working with children who are using a computer program to complete a picture puzzle. The computer allowed teachers to present a problem, witness children's cognitive capabilities, listen to their metacognitive…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Early Childhood Education
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Swan, Ann M. – Childhood Education, 1992
This article discusses incidental references to alcohol and drinking in selected children's books and the appropriateness of these references. Books that afford a comprehensive view of alcohol and its effects are discussed, and suggestions for teachers concerning the use of such books are offered. Two book lists are provided. (LB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature
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Perrotta, Blanche – Childhood Education, 1994
Describes children's writing development, examines several general findings from recent research, and provides some examples of how these findings affect classroom practice for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) bilingual programs. Emphasizes the use and acquisition of writing as a means of facilitating the development of a second language. (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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Wheeler, Edith J. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews recent research on children's peer conflicts, examining the structure, participant characteristics, and social and physical context of these conflicts. Explores how children's conflicts are complex social interactions, embracing a wide range of issues, strategies, and outcomes. Discusses implications for teachers. (MDM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavioral Science Research, Child Behavior, Children
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Ballenger, Marcus; And Others – Childhood Education, 1984
Points out aspects of counting books that may impede learning, notes general and specific criteria for evaluating counting books, and offers an annotated bibliography illustrating the application of criteria. (RH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Computation, Concept Formation
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