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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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Vernon, Libby – Childhood Education, 1984
Suggests ways parents can support quality education at school and at home and can help young students become more competent and self-reliant. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Elementary Education, Guidelines
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Daiute, Colette – Childhood Education, 1983
The usefulness of the computer for facilitating children's creative writing and for manipulating structures in writing is illustrated. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Literacy, Creative Writing, Elementary Education
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Little Soldier, Lee – Childhood Education, 1985
Distinguishes between enculturation and acculturation. Examines the enculturation/acculturation process for American Indian students and discusses some of the conflicts they face when entering school. (AS)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Children
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Fox, Marian Nitti – Childhood Education, 1981
Reviews studies examining the relationship between IQ and creativity involving 6- to 13-year-old children. Discusses the effectiveness of creativity training programs. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Children, Creative Development, Creativity, Elementary Education
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Aho, Mary Louise – Childhood Education, 1979
A summary of research on humor that has practical implications for those who work with children. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Children, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Guides
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Firlik, Russel J. – Childhood Education, 1980
Maintains that learning will be facilitated through appealing displays that permit active participation of children. (DB)
Descriptors: Children, Display Aids, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Whitfield, Edie L.; Freeland, Kent – Childhood Education, 1981
Stresses the importance of teacher awareness in helping children cope with divorce. Curriculum activities which present different life-styles and situations are suggested. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Children, Course Content, Divorce, Elementary Education
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Carlin, James B. – Childhood Education, 1981
Describes a teacher's use of a specific event in her classroom (a child brought a turtle to school) to foster learning, especially language acquisition. (DB)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Teaching Methods
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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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Swan, Ann M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines causes and types of stuttering and its emotional and social aspects. Suggestions for helping students overcome stuttering involve (1) giving children undivided attention when speaking to them; (2) providing a relaxed atmosphere; (3) encouraging polite speaking manners; (4) sensitizing all children to stuttering; and (5) providing…
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Emotional Experience
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Hildebrand, Joan M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Provides publication data, short reviews, and age suitability recommendations for 17 fiction and 13 nonfiction children's books on various subjects that were published in 1992. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Children, Childrens Literature
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