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Shulsky, Debra; Kirkwood, Donna – Childhood Education, 2015
All children have the right to creative expression through the arts. The creation of art cultivates critical thinking, reflection, and problem-solving skills. It also encourages systems thinking; the color choices, individual brushstrokes, and materials all contribute to a greater whole. Infusing art-making and arts education throughout the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Creative Activities, Art Education
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Gallingane, Caitlin; Han, Heejeong Sophia – Childhood Education, 2015
One of the key objectives of childhood education is to build empathy and understanding in students. Young children with the ability to comprehend and regulate their own emotions--and empathize with the emotions and experiences of others--go on to achieve greater learning outcomes and more positive relationships than children who do not develop…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Evidence, Educational Strategies
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Alat, Kazim – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the range of children's responses to traumatic events and identifies common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Identifies protective and risk factors for PTSD. Discusses ways early childhood educators can provide a sense of security and regularity in their classrooms and use classroom activities to facilitate coping with…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Coping, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Jenkins, Gladys Gardner – Childhood Education, 1981
Points out characteristics of young adolescents, including mood swings, concern with self, and reliance on peers as a reference group. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Experience, Individual Characteristics, Junior High School Students
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Mercurio, Christine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Describes gender differences that are supported by research and how society, parents', and teachers' influences shape gender identity during early development. Discusses problems boys in particular may face later in life if they are not taught how to handle their emotions during childhood. Offers suggestions for teachers and parents to guide boys…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience
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Brostrom, Stig – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1996
Claims that role play has a crucial role in early childhood education. Discusses the essence of play, child development, and the concept of frame play, whereby children and teachers plan and play together. Provides two examples of frame play and discusses their educational implications. (MOK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Experience, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)