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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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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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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2005
This article describes the author's experience when visiting her grandson's kindergarten classroom. The author is a parent, and at one time was a kindergarten teacher, program director, supervisor of student teachers, and consultant, so she's been involved for well over 40 years with a vast number of children as they have had their very special…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Motor Development, Emotional Development
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Chang, Cecilia Lingfen – Childhood Education, 2005
This article discusses the Atayal aboriginal kindergarten program in Taiwan, known as the Kui-whai kindergarten program. While teaching a course on "Designing Kindergarten Curriculum" at a teacher-training program in Taiwan, the author realized that she had seven aboriginal preservice teachers in her class; previously she had none. Those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Kindergarten
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Stewart, Ida Santos – Childhood Education, 1985
Addresses attitudes toward reading resulting in beginning reading instruction in the kindergarten and preschool curriculum. Argues that previously accepted notions of the necessity of reading readiness are no longer viable and encourages home and classroom support for the acquisition of reading abilities through written and oral language. (DST)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Family Influence, Kindergarten
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Childhood Education, 1986
Presents a joint statement by various educational associations of concerns about present practices in pre-first grade reading instruction and offers recommendations for improvement. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Improvement, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1985
Traces development of the Association for Childhood Education International from its founding in 1892 to the present, emphasizing historical events, social trends, and educational philosophies which have influenced its organizational endeavors. Examines current social problems and their influences on the educational and administrative direction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Ransbury, Molly Kayes – Childhood Education, 1982
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Kindergarten
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Carver, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1986
Argues that structured reading programs, workbook pages, and drills do not alone provide an adequate basis for beginning reading instruction and suggests that experiences, knowledge, and other environmental factors ensure success in reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Early Experience
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Hammond, Carolyn Hall – Childhood Education, 1986
Contrasts a child not ready for school with a child who is developmentally prepared to enter school and argues that if all school systems could administer and interpret the results of a developmental examination, the number of unhappy children, special needs children, and grade overplaced children would be greatly reduced. (HOD)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Putman, Lynne – Childhood Education, 1986
Focuses on two philosophical views of reading, the traditional ("bottom-up") view and an alternative ("interactive") view, along with the implications they hold for shaping reading instructional programs. The differences these two views make in decisions that shape the reading program are illustrated in a kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Simmons, Barbara; Brewer, JoAnn – Childhood Education, 1985
Addresses typical questions raised by parents regarding early childhood education. References are provided for parents who want further information. (AS)
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Ballenger, Marcus – Childhood Education, 1983
Discusses the question of whether reading should be formally taught at the kindergarten level, arguing that reading skills should not be introduced at this age because children need formal time to experiment without the risk of failure. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Reading Instruction
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Webster, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1984
Describes the changes in early childhood education from the 1960s to the 1980s, discussing the current early childhood program.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Drummond, Wilhelmina J. – Childhood Education, 1988
Discusses a private preschool/kindergarten program called the Growing-Up Learning Center, located in Baguio City, Philippines. Discusses both the philosophy and program objectives of the staff at the facility. (RWB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Individual Development, Kindergarten
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