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Calo, Kristine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This article highlights the literacy practices of two second grade teachers--one in an affluent suburb of a major metropolitan area and the other in a large urban school district. The article describes how these teachers use informational texts to engage their students, to provide children with opportunities to learn about the world around them,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Literacy, Grade 2
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Cryan, John R. – Childhood Education, 1986
Maintains that decisions regarding evaluation should be made in relationship to learning principles based on a developmental perspective. Using these principles as a basis, teachers are better able to select appropriate formal and informal evaluation procedures. Each procedure is defined and its limitations are discussed in terms of effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Children, Decision Making, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education
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Hoot, James L.; Foster, Margaret L. – Childhood Education, 1993
Demonstrates the ways in which the arts can be used to express ecological concerns and promote responsible environmental stewardship. Focuses on a play and a video produced by elementary school students with the assistance of their teachers and professional artists. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Artists, Conservation (Environment)
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1991
Describes Frances McClelland Mayfarth's childhood, editorial work for the Association for Childhood Education, professorship at New York University, presidency of Wheelock College, work as a high school teacher, and retirement. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Biographies, Career Development, Editors
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Isenberg, Joan P. – Childhood Education, 1993
Argues that teachers' perspectives and insights are needed to make meaningful, enduring improvements in American education. Maintains that a useful teacher narrative should be genuine, invite reflection and discourse, be recursive and encourage reinterpretation, serve as an antidote to a "technological mentality," and be powerful and evocative.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education
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Stamp, Laurie Nicholson – Childhood Education, 1993
The pleasures and advantages of informal learning are highlighted in a story about childhood visits to a fabric shop. Contrasts the unhurried, flexible, self-directed nature of informal learning situations with the more structured and controlled environment of the classroom. Discusses skills and lessons learned in informal settings and suggests…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Incidental Learning
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Ambrose, Richard P. – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines how personal narratives contribute to professional development by giving teachers the opportunity to reflect upon teaching practice, engage in public discourse on teaching, make sense of teaching's complex nature, personalize their teaching, and connect with a professional community that values teaching. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Lifelong Learning
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Gilstrap, Robert L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews six books: "Teacher Lore" (Schubert and Ayers), about teachers' accounts of their experience; "America's Best Classrooms" (Seymour and others); "Another Door to Learning," (Schwarz) about learning-disabled children; "Talking with Your Children about a Troubled World" (Dumas); "Our Family, Our…
Descriptors: Adults, Books, Day Care, Early Childhood Education