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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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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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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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Barbour, Ann; Boyer, Wanda; Hardin, Belinda; Wortham, Sue – Childhood Education, 2004
Antarctica gathered in Ruschlikon, Switzerland, at the International Symposium on Early Childhood Education and Care for the 21st Century. The symposium's mission was to craft guidelines for programs that serve children under the age of formal schooling in countries throughout the world. After extensive discussions about what constitutes universal…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Swan, Ann M. – Childhood Education, 1992
This article discusses incidental references to alcohol and drinking in selected children's books and the appropriateness of these references. Books that afford a comprehensive view of alcohol and its effects are discussed, and suggestions for teachers concerning the use of such books are offered. Two book lists are provided. (LB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature
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Appl, Dolores J. – Childhood Education, 1998
Reviews research on children with Down Syndrome, highlighting physical, medical, intellectual, language, and behavioral characteristics that provide valuable information for caregivers and teachers in planning and intervention. Reviews research on parent-child interactions, providing guidelines for caregivers and teachers working in inclusive…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Cognitive Development
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Galant, Kim; Hanline, Mary Frances – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews research about parental perceptions of and experiences with mainstreaming and discusses implications for practice. The literature reviewed focuses on parental perceptions of the effect of mainstreaming on children, families, and communities. Suggestions for developing successful mainstream education programs are offered. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Graves, Stephen B.; Gargiulo, Richard M. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reports on two educators' visits to Poland, Russia, and the Czech Republic between 1991 and 1993 and their observations on the early childhood educational systems in these countries. Examines the role of children and families, preschool education, curriculum, special needs children, and the training of kindergarten teachers in these countries.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sluder, Linda C.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1997
Stresses need for early childhood educators to be prepared for prenatal drug exposed children, who may exhibit multiple disabilities in many areas. Suggests that cognitive and behavioral extremes preclude a list of best practices with this population. Recommends small, stable learning environments. Discusses need for educators and care providers…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Cognitive Development, Developmental Delays, Drug Abuse
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Okagaki, Lynn; Sternberg, Robert J. – Childhood Education, 1994
Examined parents' and teachers' expectations about kindergarten and children's strategies for functioning in the classroom. Describes the experiences of children in a multilingual classroom in which the teacher was often unable to give verbal cues to the students in their native languages, exemplifying typical moments in which language minority…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Winter, Susan M.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the role of developmentally appropriate practice when insuring the safe inclusion of children with disabilities in play environments. Discusses four principles that should guide the creation of safe, inclusive play environments: safety; developmentally appropriate practice;…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Bordner, Ginger A.; Berkley, Mira Tetkowski – Childhood Education, 1992
Suggests that Public Law 99-457 raises questions about the play of children with special needs. Discusses topics which include (1) the developmental nature of play; (2) play of special needs children; (3) strategies for teaching play skills, and (4) implications of research for teachers' practice. A direct approach to teaching children about…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Childrens Games, Class Activities, Disabilities
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Knight, Diane; Wadsworth, Donna – Childhood Education, 1993
Provides suggestions for preschool, elementary, and middle grade teachers on mainstreaming students with physical and medical difficulties. Suggestions focus on parent involvement, peer interaction, environment and training considerations, and instructional adaptations. Discusses topics, such as emergency care plans, that relate to making the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education