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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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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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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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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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Conant, Margaret M. – Childhood Education, 1971
New kinds of productive liaison" are developing between parents and school professionals, based on mutual respect and shared understandings. (Editor)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Change Agents, Educational Responsibility, Parent Attitudes
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Brewer, Jo Ann; Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 1997
Suggests that parents who are aware of the differences between home play and school play more fully understand and value the role of play in the early childhood curriculum. Discusses benefits of school play along several dimensions, including interaction with peers and adults, group size, materials, planning, and guidance. Suggests ways for…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Educational Benefits, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Attitudes
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Ballantine, Jeanne H. – Childhood Education, 1999
Identifies positive outcomes of parental involvement in their children's education. Suggests that, to become involved, parents should: communicate with school professionals; volunteer at school; visit the school; discuss the importance of school with their children; help children develop priorities; provide after-school supervision; establish…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Parent Attitudes
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
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Essa, Eva L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Describes the illness and death of a young boy enrolled in an early childhood program. Discusses how maintaining open communication, sharing genuine reactions, talking with parents and a clinical psychologist, sharing carefully chosen books, and supporting the child and his family throughout the experience were helpful in coping with this event.…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Coping, Death, Early Childhood Education
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Kasting, Arlene – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the ANCHOR (Addressing the Needs of Children through Observation and Response) parent involvement project developed at the University of British Columbia. The project centers around parent and educator observation and discussion of videotaped sequences of preschool children's activities and interactions. Parents and teachers act as…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation