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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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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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Lyon, Gabrielle – Childhood Education, 2019
Traditional curriculum does not always resonate with students. If we can find new ways to connect with and inspire young people, we can support powerful outcomes that benefit youth and society as a whole.
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teacher Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Grant, Kirsten C. – Childhood Education, 2017
The relationship between mindfulness, attention, and well-being is well established. In the field of education, mindfulness programs often focus on teaching children ways of coping with attentional and emotional difficulties. Mindfulness practices are also valued for teachers, and being a mindful teacher impacts the classroom environment. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Teacher Characteristics
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Lattanzio, Tania; Muller, Andrea – Childhood Education, 2017
Educators have traditionally taught through topics and content, the content being discrete pieces of factual information (e.g., capital cities, dates of significant events, names of dinosaurs, parts of plants). While such factual information is important, learners do not always understand how to transfer the content to meaningful and authentic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Concept Formation, Teacher Attitudes, Comprehension
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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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Pappamihiel, Eleni; Lynn, C. Allen – Childhood Education, 2014
With the increasing linguistic diversity of students in many classrooms around the world, teachers need to be well-equipped with strategies to address the learning needs of students with limited proficiency in the dominant language of the classroom. This article outlines various strategies that might help teachers reach that goal by taking…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Minorities, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Childhood Education, 2012
Parent-educator partnerships are an important element of effective early childhood, K-12, and special education programs (Dunst, Trivette, & Snyder, 2000; Tabors, 2008). While early childhood and other classrooms in the United States are increasingly diverse, the teachers in those classrooms are unlikely to be of the same linguistic or cultural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Immigrants, Kindergarten, Cultural Background
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Sirota, Elaine; Bailey, Lora – Childhood Education, 2009
Some research studies indicate that a content knowledge gap exists between minority and non-minority children, especially young children from poor families. One factor contributing to this problem may be that teachers expect minority children to learn subject matter at a slower rate than their counterparts. It has been found that teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Children
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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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Grossman, Sue – Childhood Education, 2008
All good teachers try hard to treat each child fairly and kindly, with care and concern. Indeed, they are ethically obliged to do so (National Association for the Education of Young Children [NAEYC], 2005). As they are human, however, they may occasionally meet a child to whom they react negatively. It is not something to be proud of, but they…
Descriptors: Altruism, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Kirkland, Lynn D.; Camp, Deborah; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2008
In an effort to meet the needs of low-income students, a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Hoover City School system was initiated. The university and school system have collaborated for the past four years to change the nature of summer programs, both for students and teachers. This article describes…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Low Income, Teacher Attitudes
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Freshwater, Amy; Sherwood, Elizabeth; Mbugua, Esther – Childhood Education, 2008
Sharing classroom practices across international borders can add new dimensions to teaching methods, no matter where one calls home. With this idea in mind, the authors (two U.S. early childhood teacher educators and a Kenyan-born U.S. early childhood teacher) have corresponded for several years through e-mail with a small group of early childhood…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Play, Physical Activities, Music Activities
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