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Jones, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, Jennifer Jones describes how at Pine Street School in New York City, they have dispensed with the traditional industrial model of schooling and are looking ahead to the future. The entire school was designed with optional learning environments. Jones describes innovative elements from varied seating (floor cushions, modular…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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Barclay, Kathy – Childhood Education, 2009
As teachers have struggled to implement scientifically based instructional practices in reading, some researchers have begun to focus on ways to "boost the value of reading aloud to young children". Such studies seek ways to promote oral language as well as comprehension and vocabulary through read-aloud experiences. Interactive read-alouds…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Picture Books, Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2008
Teachers often wonder how to add social justice and care for the environment to an already packed curriculum. Books and the ensuing conversations with children are a way to re-imagine the curriculum, rather than adding to it. Fiction and nonfiction books allow children to travel beyond what they know and live into the lives of others. This article…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Conservation (Environment)
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Trepanier-Street, Mary – Childhood Education, 2007
Current theory on mentoring describes the process as a mutual learning relationship in which both the mentor and the mentee gain knowledge. Many research studies have supported the benefits of mentoring programs for at-risk elementary school children. One particularly interesting mentoring project with preschool children is Jumpstart, a national…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Academic Achievement
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Cohen, Dorothy – Childhood Education, 1974
Explores causes of nonlearning in young children, the problems of mechanical, unimaginative learning, and the differences between precocity and maturity. (ED)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary School Students, Imagination, Interpersonal Relationship
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Tway, Eileen – Childhood Education, 1983
Points out stages in writing-skill development as well as ways children's writing can be stimulated at home and in school. Topics include: encouraging new vocabulary and development of spoken language; reading to the child and stimulating involvement and response; being an example by writing in the presence of children; and providing opportunities…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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Quintero, Elizabeth; Rummel, Mary Kay – Childhood Education, 1996
Lists activities to encourage children to use language to validate their experiences. The activities provide opportunities for children to write expressively, guide children to read and respond to literature, help children reflect on their own reading and writing, teach children to respond to each other's writing, and integrate drama into literary…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Creative Writing
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Henniger, Michael L. – Childhood Education, 1987
Analyzes the impact that play has on science and mathematics learning for preschool and elementary school children. Examples are given of learning opportunities in science and mathematics available through children's play. Also considers the attitudes developed through play--curiosity, divergent thinking and motivation--essential to learning in…
Descriptors: Curiosity, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Norton, Donna E. – Childhood Education, 1985
Considers role of multicultural literature in stimulating children's language and cognitive development. Argues that a well-balanced multicultural literature program includes literature that depicts people with a variety of aspirations, from different socioeconomic levels and occupations, and with a range of human characteristics. (DST)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Childhood Education, 1985
Focuses on three interrelated issues: (1) developmental theories of humor (2) variables that facilitate children's responses to amusing literature, and (3) strategies for the evaluation and more effective use of humorous children's books. Provides examples of books, an overview chart of the general chronology of children's humor development, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development
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Westmoreland, Paula – Childhood Education, 1996
Discusses children's perceptions of death in several stages of children's development. Lists typical stages of grief experienced by children and adults, and describes typical and abnormal expressions of grief. Explains four basic concepts about death that teachers can discuss with children. Lists 10 general tips and 11 specific strategies for…
Descriptors: Coping, Death, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education
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Ballenger, Marcus; And Others – Childhood Education, 1984
Points out aspects of counting books that may impede learning, notes general and specific criteria for evaluating counting books, and offers an annotated bibliography illustrating the application of criteria. (RH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Computation, Concept Formation
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Taunton, Martha; Colbert, Cynthia – Childhood Education, 1984
Reviews selected research relating to the artistic and aesthetic behaviors of children four to six years of age and gives teaching and curriculum suggestions to encourage development in these areas. (RH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Expression, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students
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Swick, Kevin J.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes aspects of the father's role from the birthing process through the infant, preschool, and kindergarten-primary years and into the elementary and middle years of childhood. (RH)
Descriptors: Birth, Child Rearing, Elementary School Students, Fathers
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Bent, Judith Gold; Plaskon, Stephen P. – Childhood Education, 1983
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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