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Baumgartner, Erin; Cho, Jeong-il – Childhood Education, 2014
Animal-human interactions have been found to have positive influences on children across the world. In particular, research supports the benefits of animal-assisted activities in addressing students' social and behavioral problems within the classroom environment. The general information about animal-assisted activities provided in this…
Descriptors: Animals, Teaching Methods, Planning, Interaction
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van Kraayenoord, Christina E. – Childhood Education, 2007
This article describes practices in inclusive education in Australian schools and classrooms. In discussing the changes that schools have made in order to be inclusive and responsive to student diversity, the author refers to one Australian school and its re-organization and also to recent Australian research on building inclusive school cultures.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Inclusive Schools, Educational Practices, Student Diversity
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Filler, John; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2006
Early childhood educators are facing the challenge of creating quality educational programs for young children from an increasingly diverse mix of racial and cultural backgrounds. Programs that, in the past, have largely ignored the diversity of their participants must re-examine approaches that emphasize the universality of linear lists of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Disabilities
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Sherman, Sallie J.; Hall, Keith A. – Childhood Education, 1983
Outlines a nine-step planning model for teachers to follow in order to introduce computer-based education activities in their classrooms. (MP)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 1997
The SMART planning system is examined as a tool for teachers working toward the successful inclusion of children with disabilities. Four focus areas are discussed connected with the SMART acronym: Select curriculum and approaches; Match instruction to child; Adapt when necessary; Relevant skills targeted; Test to inform instruction. Suggestions on…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities