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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
In this era of increasing accountability and high-stakes testing in schools, a serious paradox has surfaced. Children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate, and mounting evidence points to a relationship between obesity and poor school performance. Ironically, pressure to improve children's academic achievement has led many schools to adopt…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Childhood Education, 2006
The recent rise in terrorism around the world has caused families, educators, and indeed everyone to consider again how to help young children grow up tolerant, accepting, and, above all, non-violent. Policies that support a tolerant, inclusive curriculum are essential if children are to survive in the years ahead. Curriculum policies must be…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Young Children, Child Health
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Elders, Joycelyn – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the growing problem of violence in American society, focusing on the public health consequences and medical costs of firearm violence and violence against children and youths. It discusses the Clinton administration's violence prevention efforts and implications of violence for health and child care professionals. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Child Health, Children
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Chafel, Judith A. – Childhood Education, 1990
Proposes steps to address the broad developmental needs of children at risk. Discusses implementation of the President and Governors' Education Summit national performance goals to reform the schools and improve education, especially the goal involving readiness to start school. (BB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Rearing, Day Care