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Knight-McKenna, Mary; Hollingsworth, Heidi L. – Childhood Education, 2016
Twenty-first century educators of young children need skills and dispositions for building partnerships with the families of all their students. Educators worldwide frequently teach children from families whose backgrounds, including socioeconomic status and home language, are different from their own. This article introduces 12 principles for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Practices
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2014
The growth of Twitter and similar sites has influenced many institutions. Many employers, for example, currently value digital literacy and look to hire employees who are skilled in social media. Since corporations increasingly value this type of literacy, researchers such as Greenhow and Gleason (2012) argue that educators need to respond by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Szilagyi, Janka; Giambo, Debra; Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2013
Is it an asset or a burden to be bilingual? Although bilingualism is appreciated by many people worldwide, immigrant families often struggle with the maintenance of their heritage language (HL) and culture. In the United States. For example, the HL in most families is completely lost within three generations (Fishman, 1991). The loss of a child's…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Maintenance
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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
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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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Chakraborty, Basanti; Stone, Sandra – Childhood Education, 2009
Children's literature is a significant segment of the book market, and includes authors with household names like Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. Even celebrities are in on the fun, with their own titles on the best seller lists. Along with the increased visibility of children's literature, parents have become better informed and more interested in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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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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Patterson, Janice; Kirkland, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
The adversities that today's families face are well-documented and staggering. Even in the midst of tough times, however, many families are able to display resilience. Family resilience refers to the coping mechanisms the family uses as a functional unit to recover from life's setbacks. In this article, the authors present guidelines for creating…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Family Environment, Guides
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Smith, Debra Walker – Childhood Education, 2006
School settings today are multicultural, yet, in many regards, educators have failed to change their expectations to match the children in their care. This article examines the often strained relationship between parents and educators regarding family involvement. She points out that teachers often have preconceived notions about how parents…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Immigrants, Student Needs
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Wheeler, Edyth; Stomfay-Stitz, Aline – Childhood Education, 2006
In this article, the authors present the strategies used by teachers in early childhood programs and elementary schools when they teach about peace and conflict resolution. In a focus group, the teachers relate that they primarily need consistency as they work toward peace and conflict resolution. The teachers also identify communication with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Focus Groups, Conflict
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Peralta, Andrew – Childhood Education, 2005
Lessons to plan, meetings to attend, bulletin boards to keep up on, and students to educate are just a few of the challenges encountered during the first year of teaching. For many teachers, it is not the hours or workload that cause the most stress, but rather the very people they are trying to help. These people are the parents of the students.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Altruism, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Personal Narratives
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Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Childhood Education, 2005
Changing school demographics, coupled with a teaching force that is predominantly white and female, has created a growing discrepancy between teachers and the students they teach. Many children and children in poverty do not display the behaviors or experience the type or degree of success in school as white or middle-class students do.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, African American Students, Discipline, Magnet Schools
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Warner, Laverne; Lynch, Sharon – Childhood Education, 2003
Discusses chronic behavior problems that occur in early childhood classrooms and the need to intervene at an early age to prevent continued conduct problems. Examines different kinds of challenging behaviors and motivations for them. Suggests intervention methods to prevent antisocial behavior and strategies for teaching children alternative…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems
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Jones, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 1970
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Environment, Home Visits, Learning Experience
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