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Williams, Chris – Childhood Education, 2021
Early language is important because it provides the foundations for reading, for writing, for social development-- for learning in every subject. Increasingly, research makes the link between early oral language skills and future education progress. Therefore, the growing challenge of children starting school unable to speak in sentences could not…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Story Telling, Pictorial Stimuli, Photography
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Adkins, Wesley – Childhood Education, 2021
The main problem for teachers working with students who have various disadvantages is that many of them lack extrinsic motivation and they can get discouraged very easily as they hate feeling less capable than their peers. As a film enthusiast, the author appllied and won an Education Innovation Teacher Challenge grant to run a film-related…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Special Needs Students, Films, Active Learning
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2020
Sweden has undergone many educational shifts in recent decades, going from a highly centralized system with a focus on collective education to a more market-guided system that offers more choice for the individual. Throughout this period, "education for all" has remained the guiding principle of government education policies, though some…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Haberlin, Steve – Childhood Education, 2016
As nations, localities, and school districts strive to provide quality and effective education for their students, various reform movements wax and wane. As motivation for reform often arises from the need to reach marginalized students and improve outcomes for at-risk students, the needs of children who are high performers may be overlooked. Yet…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Educational Policy, Educational Change, At Risk Students
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Foster, Karen – Childhood Education, 2015
Millions of children around the world are out of school due to conflict, poverty, lack of education systems and infrastructure, and other issues. Educating children living in difficult contexts is the best way to empower them with the knowledge and competencies to rise to their full potential despite the challenges they face. Dedicated and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Teacher Role, Teacher Leadership, War
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Bayat, Mojdeh – Childhood Education, 2014
Improving education equity and quality is a major focus of global developmental movements. Within that overarching goal, educators and advocates around the world are working to ensure children with special needs receive a quality education. For many, this means pursuing programs of inclusion. The author of this article uses the tools of education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
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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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Chick, Kay A. – Childhood Education, 2014
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats, attacks the lining of the small intestine. Children with this disease must eliminate gluten from their diet. This article provides educators with essential information on celiac disease and the federal laws that protect the…
Descriptors: Diseases, Special Needs Students, Chronic Illness, Metabolism
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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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Lim, JungHa; Wood, Beatrice L.; Cheah, PoAnn – Childhood Education, 2009
Asthma is one of the most common illnesses of childhood; in the United States, nearly 9% of children have the condition (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2006). Among children with chronic illnesses, asthma is the most common cause for school absence and hospitalization (Akinbami, 2006). Asthma is a chronic disorder of the…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Quality of Life, Diseases, Child Health
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Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2008
The relationship between special education and general education is constantly changing. In the past 10 years, responsiveness to intervention has become a mandated process in the United States. Many general education teachers are still unaware of this. Also, practices have changed in early intervention and early childhood special education. The…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, General Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2008
As a prelude to the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, President Bush charged a Commission on Excellence in Special Education with evaluating the current status of special education on the national, state, and local levels. One of the Commission's recommendations concerned the need to implement and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Identification
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Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Childhood Education, 2007
For seven years, the author has been the parent of a wonderfully uniquely gifted little boy, who has taught her all about "exceptional" parenting. Her child, Adrian, is a "twice-exceptional" child who is both intellectually gifted and has special needs that negatively impact his development and learning. Initially, the contradictions of parenting…
Descriptors: Parents, Parenting Skills, Parent Child Relationship, Personal Narratives
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Schanin, Michal; Reiter, Shunit – Childhood Education, 2007
This article describes changes experienced by a multidisciplinary team of the Center for Learning Disabilities in Tirat Carmel, Israel, in the wake of the enactment of the country's Special Education Law. Over the course of several years, the team working at the Center was able to adapt to the changes, while preserving the professional level of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Educational Legislation
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Huang, Ann X.; Wheeler, John J. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the authors report that, although social attention to the education of children with special needs began in the late 1970s, education for children with autism is the greatest challenge in special education in China. They point out that most school-age children with autism are still kept out of both regular and special schools. In…
Descriptors: Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Autism, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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