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Theriot, Shirley; Alcala, Angelo; Denson, Linda – Childhood Education, 2004
While the middle school movement has gained legitimacy in recent years, attracting preservice teachers to the middle levels remains challenging. Essentially, attracting middle level preservice teachers is analogous to catching minnows in a bucket. As university faculty attempt to bait students into teaching young adolescents, grades 4-8,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Middle Schools
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Weiser, Margaret G. – Childhood Education, 1984
Summarizes major presentations of the 17th World Congress of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP). The opening address asks the question "Should an individual's original cultural identity be continued and reinforced when that person becomes a permanent resident in an alien culture?" Workshops, displays, projects, and…
Descriptors: Conferences, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Postsecondary Education
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Isenberg, Joan – Childhood Education, 1987
Reviews three computer software programs for classroom use: Muppet Word Book, for children three to six; Dragon Game Series, on parts of speech, for students in grades four through high school; and Chemistry Achievement I, for students who are 16 to 18 years old, or in grades 10 to 12. (BB)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education
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Weiser, Margaret G. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reports on some of the major issues addressed during the l8th World Congress of OMEP (Organisation Mondiale de l'Education Prescolaire). Topics discussed included maternal and infant malnutrition; social dynamics in developing (and developed) countries; the messages of high technology for children and the quality of life. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, Parent Attitudes
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Reganick, Karol A. – Childhood Education, 1997
Notes that children and adolescents appear to suffer the most detrimental effects of homelessness. Discusses the problems faced by homeless youth and the educational systems that must respond to them, including causes and demographics of homelessness, detrimental effects of shelters, the victimization of homeless adolescents, and educational and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Development, Childhood Needs
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Christie, James; Enz, Billie J. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines evidence relating to factors that affect the quality and maturity of children's play and discusses three resources parents can readily use to enrich play: adult involvement, materials, and time. Explains parent roles of play initiator, coplayer, and play facilitator. Offers guidelines for the selection of toys and playthings and for…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Informal Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation
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Clements, D. H.; Swaminathan, S. – Childhood Education, 1995
Examines technology available to educators and the current trend toward school change. Sees complementary paths for both. While computers are changing thought organization and opening new avenues for learning, schools are reorganizing to give children a sense of ownership and control over what they are doing. Overall, sees use of computers as a…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment
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Jenkins, Gladys Gardner – Childhood Education, 1980
Briefly outlines suggestions by a panel of adolescents which are addresed to adults discussing the problems of children and their families at the 1979 World Congress of Mental Health in Austria. The role of communication, trust, honesty and cooperation between parents and children was emphasized. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication (Thought Transfer), Cooperation, Family Relationship
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Sailor, Dorothy Holin – Childhood Education, 1980
Reports on day-care and preschool programs in Czechoslovakia and East Germany, describing infant-toddler care, preschool programs, research projects, parent involvement, and future trends. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Day Care, Developmental Tasks, Foreign Countries