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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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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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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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Jobe, Victoria – Childhood Education, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the challenges of the English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in a society where they are expected to fail because teachers have been telling them over and over that they cannot make it or that they do not have what it takes. With time, these statements become part of the students' beliefs, and eventually…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2004
Today, a plethora of Web sites and software packages are designed specifically for English language learners, and not only are most teacher candidates well-versed in how to use technology, they are likely familiar with numerous software programs that are appropriate to use with children. Although teacher candidates may be well-trained in how to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Bilingual Teachers