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Leroy, Lieve Mieke R.; Nguyen, Thi Chau; Nguyen, Dinh Khuong Duy – Childhood Education, 2021
Located in Central Vietnam, right on the coast of the South Chinese Sea, Da Nang is a typical example of a fast-expanding city. Lack of opportunities in rural areas and the growing industry in the city attract many newcomers. While cities offer many sustainable development opportunities for both individuals and society, rapid urbanization does…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Urban Areas, At Risk Persons
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Galguera, Tomás; Bellone, Melinda – Childhood Education, 2020
Remaining alert to ways we can improve our education practices is important for myriad reasons. Being able to respond effectively to the trauma that many children experience is one of the most pressing.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Trauma, Coping, Victims
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2009
At the height of the Vietnam War, Down by the Riverside was transformed from a traditional folk song to a popular anti-war anthem. The raucous and repetitive chorus, "I ain't gonna study war no more ...," became a rallying cry for those who wanted nothing to do with the war and the pain and controversy that surrounded it. Although it seems…
Descriptors: Picture Books, War, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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Berson, Ilene R.; Baggerly, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2009
Children around the world are being exposed to traumatic events at a troubling rate. In large, nationally representative studies of children in the United States, researchers have reported that 71% of children have been exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event in the past year, and almost 70% of children have experienced multiple…
Descriptors: Young Children, Coping, Foster Care, Cognitive Development
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Smilan, Cathy – Childhood Education, 2009
Natural disasters are among the numerous events known to have a significant probability of producing trauma in school-age children, given the critical mental, physical, social, and emotional development that occurs during childhood. Studies involving children who have experienced natural disasters point to a significant increase in psychological…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Learning Activities, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Children
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Grossman, Sue – Childhood Education, 2008
All good teachers try hard to treat each child fairly and kindly, with care and concern. Indeed, they are ethically obliged to do so (National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC], 2005). As they are human, however, they may occasionally meet a child to whom they react negatively. It is not something to be proud of, but they…
Descriptors: Altruism, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Uma, V.; Muthuram, R. N. – Childhood Education, 2008
The lives of many were changed forever when a tsunami struck on the morning of December 26, 2004, as a result of an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia registering 9.0 on the Richter scale. Aftershocks in the nearby Andaman and Nicobar Islands sent waves of fear among the survivors, further debilitating their spirits. The aim of this article is…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Cultural Awareness
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Cuthrell, Kristen; Ledford, Carolyn; Stapleton, Joy – Childhood Education, 2007
A preservice teacher doing her internship overhears some of her students asking a classmate why he regularly takes home empty tissue boxes. The boy replies that he builds cities and bridges with his empty boxes. His classmates then ask why he does not just build a city with Legos or building blocks. The preservice teacher listens intently as the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Poverty, Preservice Teacher Education, Personality Traits
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Patterson, Janice; Kirkland, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
The adversities that today's families face are well-documented and staggering. Even in the midst of tough times, however, many families are able to display resilience. Family resilience refers to the coping mechanisms the family uses as a functional unit to recover from life's setbacks. In this article, the authors present guidelines for creating…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Family Environment, Guides
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; McNamee, Abigail – Childhood Education, 2006
The purpose of this article is to guide parents, guardians, and teachers, who wish to utilize the therapeutic qualities of literature, in aiding a grieving child. In a child's first decade of life, the first experience he or she has with death often is the very distressing loss of a beloved pet. This first introduction to the cycle of living and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Literature, Grief, Death
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 2006
This column presents and summarizes recent resources that discuss some problems and solutions related to elementary education in inner-city urban areas. (Contains 6 Web resources.)
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Quality
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2005
Hurricane Katrina devastated the American gulf coast, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless and without food, water, shelter, and clothing. Men, women, and children perished, crushed by the effects of violent winds across four states, or drowned in massive ocean waves and in floodwater that swamped New Orleans and made the city…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Services, Mental Health, Coping
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Bagdi, Aparna – Childhood Education, 2004
Over the past few years, the Times of India has published many articles and editorials on the topic of childhood stress. According to Ramanathan (2002), a recent study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences reveals that nearly 35 percent of children ages 8-14, especially in urban areas, are stressed enough to need clinical…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Children, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 2002
Summarizes selected ERIC documents, journal articles, and World Wide Web resources that discuss ways to help children deal with traumatic events, both natural and human-caused, including the effects of terrorism. (DLH)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Records, Children, Coping, Counseling
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Alat, Kazim – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the range of children's responses to traumatic events and identifies common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Identifies protective and risk factors for PTSD. Discusses ways early childhood educators can provide a sense of security and regularity in their classrooms and use classroom activities to facilitate coping with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Coping, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment
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