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Larsen, Shannon M.; McCormick, Kelly; Coburn, Lisa; Henry, Colleen – Childhood Education, 2023
In 2014, over 30 classroom teachers and administrators from one district joined higher education faculty and researchers from an educational non-profit organization to begin a three-year collaborative project. They wanted to find ways to leverage the use of one-to-one mobile technology (tablets) in kindergarten-2nd-grade mathematics classrooms to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Education
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Wong, Kit Mei; Wang, Zhijing; Fu, Li – Childhood Education, 2023
As a consequence of both the political turmoil in late 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic, kindergarten children in Hong Kong were unable to attend school for three years. Various class resumption plans were developed from time to time. Overall, kindergarten children had in-person classes for only 103 days in the 2019-20 year and 174 days in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Kindergarten
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Ng, Rebecca; Lim, Cynthia – Childhood Education, 2023
This article illustrates the potential of using children's play and interest in constructive materials like LEGO bricks to support early literacy, particularly in improving the use of descriptive language. The article describes an action plan using storytelling and constructive LEGO play to improve the children's use of descriptive language and…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Story Telling, Language Usage
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Kim, Kyoung Jin; Han, Minkyung; Jung, Eunyoung; Sohn, Ji-Hyang – Childhood Education, 2022
As environmental education and sustainability education play a fundamental role in training citizens who are more aware of global change and more environmentally responsible, organic learning is a recommended alternative learning experience for young children. This article describes how one kindergarten class in South Korea applied organic…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Education, Learning Experience, Kindergarten
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Tezuka, Takaharu; Tezuka, Yui – Childhood Education, 2021
Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan, is an innovative school design. The building itself, designed by Tezuka Architects, is a key part of the children's education. In this article, the architects describe how the project developed and their inspirations and goals for this unique education facility that places children at the center. The spaces…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Play, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Suzannie; Chiu, Jessica; Lam, Winnie – Childhood Education, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health of people all over the world. Hong Kong closed schools for face-to-face instruction to minimize spread in February 2020. Schools started teaching via Zoom, a service that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. That same month, The Chinese University of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Kreider, Carri S. – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is the foundation of education, and so modern education devotes significant school time to promoting and developing literacy. Yet we also need to ensure that young bodies and minds are ready to absorb their literacy lessons. Integrating physical exercise with reading activities in unique ways can be a great benefit to young learners.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Gesell, Arnold – Childhood Education, 2017
From the standpoint of mental health and perhaps even from the standpoint of human culture, the complete realization of the educational possibilities of the preschool child is of foundational significance. Normative and comparative studies performed at a psychological clinic at Yale examining norms of development in children from one month to five…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Child Development, Personality
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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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Wheelock, Lucy – Childhood Education, 2017
Lucy Wheelock was the 2nd president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) (1895-1899), then the International Kindergarten Union. She also became involved in the National Congress of Mothers, a forerunner of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1929, she was appointed to the education committee of the League of Nations. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Philosophy, Child Development
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Hill, Patty Smith – Childhood Education, 2017
Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) was a leader in the kindergarten movement and an advocate of the value of free play in the education of young children. She was a founding member of the International Kindergarten Union, which eventually became the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). She also served as ACEI President in 1909. She…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Program Content
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Albaiz, Najla Essa; Ernest, James M. – Childhood Education, 2015
Discipline and behavior modification in schools is a culturally dependent and sensitive subject. Despite research demonstrating that corporal punishment is not effective, it remains a common practice in over 70 countries worldwide. School discipline practices vary widely around the world and even within national borders. While physical punishment…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Moral Development, Moral Values, Child Development
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