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Wasan, Arushi – Childhood Education, 2021
Throughout her career, Dost Education's co-founder and CEO Sneha Sheth met many parents across varying global contexts and was always amazed by the grit and determination of under-resourced parents to see their children thrive. In 2016, Sneha conducted a focus group on early childhood development with 80 parents from Dharavi. She already knew…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Colley, Binta M. – Childhood Education, 2014
Research indicates the positive effects parental involvement can have in reinforcing learners' beliefs about their ability to succeed. In this article, the author explores the nature of parental involvement in children's education in the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambian example reemphasizes the value of parent-school partnerships as a constant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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Tadesse, Selamawit – Childhood Education, 2014
Children coming from refugee families have special psychological, social, and academic needs, and their success greatly depends on the positive support they receive from the host community. Teachers and peers at the school can provide cumulative support to help these children and their families overcome major socio-cultural and educational…
Descriptors: Refugees, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation
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Tadesse, Selamawit; Washington, Patsy – Childhood Education, 2013
Research indicates that there are positive effects when young children read and explore books for pleasure, as such activities help build the skills and knowledge that are critical to schooling. Reading for pleasure is facilitated when children have access to books in their own homes. There are great variations in children's book ownership…
Descriptors: Young Children, Books, Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents seeking a sound education for their children are looking beyond the narrow boundaries of test scores into the realm of character education. This article explores how parenting approaches can help children live fulfilling lives in the present and also prepare them for future adult roles in personal, social, and professional spheres.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Child Development, Values Education
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Ransom, Marilee – Childhood Education, 2012
Many parents--whether employed outside the home or not--either want or need preschool for their young children. Research indicates that quality early educational experiences bestow numerous benefits on children, including developing a love of school, healthy socialization, meaningful learning, and preparation for kindergarten. Equipped with this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Experience, School Choice, Preschool Education
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Childhood Education, 2012
Parent-educator partnerships are an important element of effective early childhood, K-12, and special education programs (Dunst, Trivette, & Snyder, 2000; Tabors, 2008). While early childhood and other classrooms in the United States are increasingly diverse, the teachers in those classrooms are unlikely to be of the same linguistic or cultural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Immigrants, Kindergarten, Cultural Background
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Tiko, Anne – Childhood Education, 2012
This article is based on a larger study that examined the expectations and experiences of Estonian parents related to preparation for school, factors influencing the choice of the school, and school troubles and joys. This article focuses on the part of the study concerning the families' expectations for schools and teachers, and on the real…
Descriptors: Parents, Teacher Characteristics, Social Capital, Teacher Influence
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Sutterby, John A. – Childhood Education, 2009
Since 1981, the amount of time children spend with each other or alone without adult supervision has declined, especially in the area of outdoor free play. Free time for children has declined 16% between 1981 and 1997. A number of researchers have examined societal changes over the last century, especially from the mid-1970s to today. According to…
Descriptors: Play, Parent Attitudes, Mortality Rate, Parent Role
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Tadesse, Selamawit; Hoot, James; Watson-Thompson, Ocie – Childhood Education, 2009
Unlike most immigrants, who come to host countries after being granted legal permanent residency, refugees are forced to leave their homelands, often abruptly, due to threats to their personal safety. Refugees enter their host countries with no prior arrangements in place (e.g., housing, financial support of relatives, opportunities to start…
Descriptors: Refugees, Student Needs, Foreign Countries, Housing
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina M. – Childhood Education, 2007
Inclusive education in the Dutch education system has achieved new meaning in the last decade or so. Until 1998, the Netherlands recognized 19 types of special education. Then, two Educational Acts were passed, in 1998 and 2003, that decreased the types of special education by including measures to enhance inclusion of students with special…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Educational Needs, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities
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Diken, Ibrahim H. – Childhood Education, 2006
The role of culture in children's development and in early intervention/early childhood special education practices has been ignored in the United States until recent years (Coll & Magnuson, 2000), with the values of the Anglo American culture dominating. Among the cultural characteristics of families, parental perceptions in connection with…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Arabs, Mexican Americans
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Lee, Lea – Childhood Education, 2004
Reading specialists, as well as members of the general public, have long sought to understand why so many children in the United States read below grade level and why so many of its adult citizens are illiterate. While problems associated with reading are not unique to the United States, it is noteworthy that some nations do not experience major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education
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Pattnaik, Jyotsna – Childhood Education, 2003
Focuses on ways to ensure sustained parental participation in the school's multicultural educational efforts. Includes suggestions for identifying parents' multicultural education needs, interests, and expertise; for supporting parents in fostering a multicultural home environment, extending children's multicultural literacy, participating in the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Multicultural Education
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Sundaram, Nithya – Childhood Education, 2003
Explores issues related to the use of technology in Indian schools, drawing on information from a variety of sources, such as interviews with parents and teachers, school visits, government information, and magazine and journal articles. Examines India's cultural and educational environments; diversity of parents' and educators' attitudes about…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education
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