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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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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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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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O'Brien, Shirley – Childhood Education, 1985
Describes the activities of three 11- to 13-year-old cousins and one two-year-old during a family vacation. Discusses the youngsters' swings from adult-like behavior to childish rambunctiousness in terms of adult expectations and attitudes. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Law, Norma R. – Childhood Education, 1979
Discusses definitions of early childhood education from the viewpoint of children, parents, teachers, and society, and identifies some current issues in early childhood education. (MP)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes
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Lahman, Maria K. E. – Childhood Education, 2001
Recounts experience of being an overweight preschool teacher. Discusses children's, colleagues', and parents' reactions to overweight people and to society's concept of obesity. Recommends humor to deal with weight issues in the classroom and tells of meaningful encounters with children about obesity. Describes other adults' embarrassment when…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Humor, Obesity
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Jessee, Peggy O; And Others – Childhood Education, 1993
Discusses the prevalence of pediatric Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in the United States, the quality of life of children with AIDS, and concerns that parents and the community have about the disease. Suggests some responses for educational institutions and teachers to help confront AIDS and help children with the disease. (MDM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Health, Children, Early Childhood Education
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Meyers, Jacqueline B. – Childhood Education, 1985
Considers the nature and needs of the emerging adolescent. Identifies important concerns not discussed in this journal issue: child abuse, divorce and visitation rights, nuclear war, work in and out of the home, and stress. Briefly describes the seven articles contained in the issue. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Divorce
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Liu, Karen C. Y.; Chien, Chu-Ying – Childhood Education, 1998
Examines efforts by educators in Taiwan to implement the project approach in early childhood settings. Discusses observed changes and benefits of parental involvement in their children's learning; describes the activities of one project that was implemented; and outlines the strategies used by the teachers to promote parental involvement in the…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1998
Annotates selected ERIC documents and journal articles discussing issues related to developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Topics include DAP in early childhood and elementary settings and regular and special education, the current debate regarding DAP and multicultural education, student evaluation, teachers' and parents' beliefs regarding…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Environment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Makin, Laurie; Hayden, Jacqueline; Diaz, Criss Jones – Childhood Education, 2000
Mapped existing literacy practices in early childhood classrooms and explored the understanding and perceptions of staff and families. Rated classrooms and staff. Identified five staff concerns for providing environmental support for early literacy development and noted staff belief/practice differences between low- and high-ranking classrooms.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Studer, Jeannine R. – Childhood Education, 1994
Parent-teacher conferences are an opportunity to communicate a belief in the value of a successful partnership between home and school. Productive parent-teacher conferences require effective communication techniques. Teachers can facilitate the process with active listening, positive use of attending skills, good questioning technique, and…
Descriptors: Body Language, Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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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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