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Harms, Jeanne McLain; Lettow, Lucille J. – Childhood Education, 1996
Claims that readers can conduct dialogue with many inner audiences through reading, and readers who manage to do so are likely to develop more sophisticated strategies for learning. Describes different kinds of dialogues, specifically, dialoging with reader's experience, with the author/illustrator, with genre, with problems, and with culture.…
Descriptors: Children, Culture, Early Childhood Education, Independent Reading
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Castle, Kathryn; And Others – Childhood Education, 1996
Describes the destruction caused by the Oklahoma City bombing and recounts the reaction of a second-grade class in Oklahoma. Describes class discussions of the bombing and how children found various ways to ask questions and express their feelings about the incident. Provides tips for teachers to help children who are going through trauma. (MOK)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Coping, Early Childhood Education
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Waniganayake, Manjula – Childhood Education, 2001
Draws on examples from Australia to illustrate ways early childhood professionals can contribute to meeting the challenges of resettling young refugee children. Describes a repatriation program to help rebuild nations, a program establishing play centers inside refugee centers, and using preschools/child care centers to support refugee families…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
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Swan, Ann M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines causes and types of stuttering and its emotional and social aspects. Suggestions for helping students overcome stuttering involve (1) giving children undivided attention when speaking to them; (2) providing a relaxed atmosphere; (3) encouraging polite speaking manners; (4) sensitizing all children to stuttering; and (5) providing…
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Emotional Experience
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Diamond, Karen E. – Childhood Education, 1994
As children with disabilities participate more fully in community education and recreation programs, educators face special challenges in helping families deal with the special needs of disabled children. Support for parents who have a child with a disability must be based on the parents' perceived needs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Wheeler, Edith J. – Childhood Education, 1994
Reviews recent research on children's peer conflicts, examining the structure, participant characteristics, and social and physical context of these conflicts. Explores how children's conflicts are complex social interactions, embracing a wide range of issues, strategies, and outcomes. Discusses implications for teachers. (MDM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavioral Science Research, Child Behavior, Children
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Gootman, Marilyn E. – Childhood Education, 1993
Discusses specific strategies that teachers can use to help deal with dysfunctional behaviors manifested by abused children in the classroom, such as (1) behaving aggressively; (2) hurting others without seeming to care; (3) deliberately annoying others; (4) being hypervigilant; (5) dissociating themselves; and (6) fearing failure. Also examines…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Problems, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Notar, Ellen – Childhood Education, 1989
Maintains that parents and educators should watch what children watch on television, especially commercials. Parents and educators should teach children to critically observe and analyze the messages and assumptions of television commercials. (BB)
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Imagery
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Zeiser, Edward L.; Hoffman, Stevie – Childhood Education, 1983
Offers explanations of various uses of computers with children, placing appropriate applications into a developmental framework. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Assisted Instruction, Creative Thinking, Early Childhood Education
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Artmann, Sylvia – Childhood Education, 1979
Argues that, with the proper type of nurturing, children can emerge from their early childhood years well on their way to the development of true morals. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Moral Development
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Blue, Gladys F. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reviews literature focusing on six aspects of pet-person relationships that are most relevant to the growing child. Areas include love, attachment, and comfort; sensorimotor and nonverbal learning; responsibility, nurturance, and competence; learning about the life cycle; therapeutic benefits; and nurturing humaness, ecological awareness, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Responsibility, Children, Early Childhood Education