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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Brown, Janet F. – Childhood Education, 2021
During the summer of 2016, the first author, along with an undergraduate student, observed an early childhood education program for 3- to 6-year-old children at Bright School, Muhanga, Rwanda. For two weeks, they documented the curriculum development, curricular and cultural adaptations of developmentally appropriate practices, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Generations after her passing, Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) remains a towering figure in the world of early childhood education. Her words continue to offer insight, not only for those who work with young children, but also for those who help to prepare the teachers of young children for the important work they do--for those who both engage in and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Profiles, Educational History
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Lee, Joohi; Collins, Denise; Melton, Janet – Childhood Education, 2016
How can educators encourage and better prepare students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-based fields? To start, students are more likely to pursue these fields if they enjoy and perceive themselves to be good at them. This means introducing relevant concepts and skills at an early age and embedding them…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children
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Jean-Sigur, Raynice; Bell, Douglas; Kim, Yanghee – Childhood Education, 2016
Many early learning settings are more culturally diverse than ever before. Due to widespread migration, early learning classrooms now include students from a rich variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. One classroom may contain students from a dozen countries and even more cultural experiences. To produce conscientious and creative global…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Global Approach, Global Education
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Shulsky, Debra; Kirkwood, Donna – Childhood Education, 2015
All children have the right to creative expression through the arts. The creation of art cultivates critical thinking, reflection, and problem-solving skills. It also encourages systems thinking; the color choices, individual brushstrokes, and materials all contribute to a greater whole. Infusing art-making and arts education throughout the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Creative Activities, Art Education
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Fulton, Jody Lynn; Myers, Barbara Kimes – Childhood Education, 2014
This article addresses a question that is of key importance in preparing early childhood personnel, especially those in inclusive environments: "How do we teach in ways that we want our students to teach?" There is an emphasis on developing a "community of practice" where professionals can share their work-related concerns and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Childhood Education, 2009
To implement culturally responsive early education that is developmentally appropriate for Latino children, it is important to look at values that permeate education in Latin America. Therefore, the author draws on ethnographic data (interviews, observations, artifacts, and field notes) from early childhood centers and schools in Mexico, Brazil…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Filler, John; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2006
Early childhood educators are facing the challenge of creating quality educational programs for young children from an increasingly diverse mix of racial and cultural backgrounds. Programs that, in the past, have largely ignored the diversity of their participants must re-examine approaches that emphasize the universality of linear lists of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Cummins, Lauren – Childhood Education, 2004
To look at practitioners in the field of early childhood education is to look at a kaleidoscope of education, experience, and practice, from practitioners who are beginning in the field to practitioners who have extensive experience and education and have mastered the art of teaching. This kaleidoscope of practitioners brings into the light a…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Reflective Teaching, Mentors, Early Childhood Education
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Botnarescue, Helen C.; Stronck, David R. – Childhood Education, 2004
This article is part of a series of articles edited for this issue of "Childhood Education" relating to varying viewpoints and teaching strategies across the continuum of age groups, from early childhood to graduate education. Within this article the editors provide the text of an article written by a retired teacher educator whose…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, College Faculty, Preservice Teacher Education, Class Activities
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Lake, Vickie E.; Pappamihiel, N. Eleni – Childhood Education, 2003
This article synthesizes key principles that teachers should utilize to support English language learners in mainstream early childhood classrooms. Principles include treating children fairly, which entails treating children differently; providing an appropriate language environment; providing adequate English instruction to allow basic…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
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Brooker, Liz – Childhood Education, 2003
Notes that rapid introduction of information and communication technologies in United Kingdom schools, along with government-mandated curriculum requirements, has not been matched by growth in practitioners' understanding of appropriate ways to use the technology. Examines the successful implementation of technology in early childhood settings…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 2003
Summarizes recent ERIC documents and journal articles, and highlights some World Wide Web resources that describe, evaluate, or compare various curricula or instructional methods, such as Creative Curriculum, High/Scope, the Montessori Method, Waldorf Schools, and Direct Instruction. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Comparative Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Sheridan, Sonja; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines the critical role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Swedish early childhood classrooms. Suggests that for children to become skillful users of ICT, equipment and a variety of software must be readily available, and teachers must develop their expertise with technology in order to use it effectively and creatively in…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Meador, Karen – Childhood Education, 1996
Discusses the importance of using developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms, especially in teaching gifted students. Describes characteristics of young gifted children, emphasizing their advanced abilities in specific domains. Concludes that educators need to understand each child as a unique individual and should strive…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creativity, Curriculum Design, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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