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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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Bakst, Kathy; Essa, Eva L. – Childhood Education, 1990
Discusses activities of emergent preschool writers and editors involved in the Writing Table Project at the Child and Family Center of the University of Nevada at Reno. (BB)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Developmental Stages, Editing, Emergent Literacy
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Seefeldt, Carol; Galper, Alice – Childhood Education, 1998
Describes two American university professors' experience at a two-week workshop for preschool teachers in Ukraine. Discusses similarities between American and Ukrainian teachers, such as concern with children's health and academic welfare, their own creativity, and the worth of workshops, as well as differences, such as severe lack of material…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Stafford, Sarah H.; Green, Virginia P. – Childhood Education, 1996
Claims that long-term benefits of quality preschool programs include increased IQ scores; decreased time spent in special education classes; reduced education costs, crime and delinquency, and teen pregnancies; and improved socialization. Discusses definitions of integration, inclusion, mainstreaming, and LRE (least restrictive environment) and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Mainstreaming
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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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Doescher, Susan M.; Sugawara, Alan I. – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes three strategies teachers may use in developing a prosocial classroom environment for preschool children. Strategies include: (1) examination of teacher attitudes about prosocial behavior among preschool children; (2) examination of teaching techniques; and (3) evaluation of the classroom environment and curriculum. (RJC)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies