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Smith, Robert L. – Childhood Education, 1982
Argues that, despite the plethora of federal, state, and local policies that now affect children, there is not (and never has been) a conscious national policy toward them except one: that all children should attend school until a state-mandated age. Offers, from the perspective of private education, nine recommendations for creating an…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Education
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Buscaglia, Leo F. – Childhood Education, 1984
Advocates teaching humanistic elements such as parents' history, individual uniqueness, potentiality, awareness, learning, new experiences, communication, and truth in discovery. (BJD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Humanism
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Henchey, Norman – Childhood Education, 1985
Describes six pressures and trends shaping society today: transformation of knowledge; the communications revolution; economic turbulence; shifts in power structures; new concept of work, education, and leisure; and the search for meaning. The effects of these pressures on social transition are discussed and implications drawn for learning and…
Descriptors: Development, Education, Learning, Social Change
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Hymes, James L., Jr. – Childhood Education, 1980
Argues for a renewed effort to counter divisiveness among persons concerned with education. Calls for increased connections in support of mutual goals among educators as well as between school and home. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Stone, Sandra J. – Childhood Education, 1995
Discusses teachers' use of portfolios by teachers for instruction. Describes ways to use them effectively: integrating portfolio assessment into the instructional day, making decisions about its content as the teacher works with the child, and holding portfolio conferences frequently. Reviews research on the contribution of portfolios to teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Portfolio Assessment
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Riles, Wilson – Childhood Education, 1982
Cites a few of the outstanding changes in California's school operation, as well as the benefits accrued from these changes, to support the contention that public school systems are improving and that the future of public education has never been brighter. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Green, Frederick C. – Childhood Education, 1979
Welcoming address to a candlelighting ceremony at the Washington, D.C. Childhood Education Center celebrating the International Year of the Child 1979, and sponsored by the Assocaition for Childhood Education International. (SS)
Descriptors: Children, Global Approach, Speeches, Youth Problems
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 1980
Reviews the history and purposes of the Association for Childhood Education International. Emphasizes the importance of play as the child's first expression of continuity. Points out that Confucius' concepts of teaching are universally practical and that his philosophy is carried out today in Taiwanese schools. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, History