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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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Appl, Dolores J. – Childhood Education, 1998
Reviews research on children with Down Syndrome, highlighting physical, medical, intellectual, language, and behavioral characteristics that provide valuable information for caregivers and teachers in planning and intervention. Reviews research on parent-child interactions, providing guidelines for caregivers and teachers working in inclusive…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Cognitive Development
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Galant, Kim; Hanline, Mary Frances – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews research about parental perceptions of and experiences with mainstreaming and discusses implications for practice. The literature reviewed focuses on parental perceptions of the effect of mainstreaming on children, families, and communities. Suggestions for developing successful mainstream education programs are offered. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Bordner, Ginger A.; Berkley, Mira Tetkowski – Childhood Education, 1992
Suggests that Public Law 99-457 raises questions about the play of children with special needs. Discusses topics which include (1) the developmental nature of play; (2) play of special needs children; (3) strategies for teaching play skills, and (4) implications of research for teachers' practice. A direct approach to teaching children about…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Games, Class Activities, Disabilities