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Howard, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2008
Many parents are concerned with helping their children prepare for the transition to kindergarten. For some children, the anxiety of entering kindergarten is matched by the anxiety of leaving the surroundings in which they have been nurtured and cared for, especially if it is a situation that has been a consistent one for the child over a long…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Caregivers, Anxiety, School Readiness
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Freeman, Nancy – Childhood Education, 2004
Codes of ethics are one of the important hallmarks of a profession. Along with prolonged training, specialized knowledge, and rites of passage, a code is one of the criteria that sets professionals apart from other workers (Katz & Ward, 1991). Literature describing the current focus on ethics in the workplace invariably describes codes addressing…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship, Children
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Pattnaik, Jyotsna – Childhood Education, 2004
Children and teachers in 750 kindness clubs (organized by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, WSPA) in 32 African countries are actively involved in coordinating rural animal clinics and participate in clinic activities including the treatment of these animals. This article discusses the benefits of child-animal relationships.…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Foreign Countries, Animals
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Friedman, Jane E. – Childhood Education, 1997
Presents the use of children's literature to teach mathematics, encouraging children to identify, discuss, and extend "math morals" of the stories. Provides examples of using literature and classroom activities to identify principles regarding incomplete information, the need for standard units, commutative operations, and the rapidity of…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Duckworth, Susanna V.; Kostell, Patricia H. – Childhood Education, 1999
Describes the "parent panel," an approach to building appropriate communication, resolving conflicts, and creating mutual respect between teachers and parents of children with disabilities. Delineates benefits to parents and teachers, describes how to organize the parent panel, provides content guidelines, and provides an example of a panel…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Group Discussion
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Luke, Jennifer L.; Myers, Catherine M. – Childhood Education, 1995
Children are exposed to violence in media and everyday life, which may promote aggression as a means to solve problems. Skills and strategies of problem solving, conflict resolution, and peace making can be learned through well-organized and frequent exposure to literature. Books that deal with misunderstanding, jealousy, playground skirmishes,…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Literature, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education
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Newman, Rita – Childhood Education, 1995
Encourages parents to be aware of how natural exploration and play can facilitate learning in their children. Gives activities, adjustable in difficulty depending on developmental age of child, such as cooking that can be used to develop readiness for reading, writing, and math. Includes suggestions for inexpensive materials. (ET)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1995
Summarizes recent ERIC documents in early childhood education and related areas. Topics include the integrated character education model, conflicts and prospects of character education in multicultural education, and the role of the schools in character education. (ET)
Descriptors: Children, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 1995
Notes the importance of listening in the learning process. Describes cause for concern for deteriorating listening skills among students and teachers, and the need for promoting active listening skills in the classroom and eventually integrating listening across the curriculum. Gives basic classroom principles, suggestions for successful…
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Stone, Sandra J. – Childhood Education, 1996
Promotes the concept of serious play and discusses its role in learning, from early grades to graduate level. Provides guidelines for integrating serious play across the curriculum and includes sample primary and intermediate grade curriculum charts. (ET)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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Wilson, Sandip Lee Anne – Childhood Education, 2001
Reviews literature on children's use of metaphors, focusing on how metaphorical language is used in the learning process and the implications for teachers in helping their students use metaphorical language and thereby build knowledge of the world. Asserts that teachers need to speak metaphorically and that conversation, writing, and literature…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Children, Cognitive Development, Creativity
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2001
Maintains that computer software and Internet exploration introduce playful elements into learning. Discusses the implications of "edutainment," a technologically mediated learning/enjoyment combination of experiences. Suggests that school may no longer be the primary site for learning but that teachers may need to reevaluate their…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices
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Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the status of minority education in Hungary. Outlines key features of Hungarian education, examines status of education and schools for national minority students, and highlights the educational situation and needs of Romani (Gypsy) children. Describes two Hungarian initiatives for educating Romani children. Focuses on the importance of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Children, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education
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Pryor, Carolyn B. – Childhood Education, 2001
Used a postmodern research paradigm to examine views of immigrant and refugee parents and children from the former Yugoslavia. Explored five themes: family well-being in school involvement, children's social/emotional adjustment, second- language learning, community support, and conflict management. Noted educational implications at the classroom,…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Children, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1999
Annotates 13 recent documents and journals from the ERIC database that discuss the benefits of art and music education to children's development and academic achievement. Includes art and music education Internet sites. (LBT)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Art Teachers
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