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Einarsdottir, Johanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
The aim of the study was to examine critically the roles and pedaogogy of preschool teachers from the perspectives of five- to six-year-old children who had extensive experience of being full day preschool children from the age of two. The participants were 32 children in the oldest preschool group in two preschools in Reykjavik. Data was gathered…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Role, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Patricia M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2019
This essay addresses two types of disasters that can affect early childhood classrooms, which deserve more attention during teacher preparation. The first includes such natural phenomena as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well man-made events, such as fires and, incredibly, school shootings. They are almost always unexpected and happen in real…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, Weapons
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Keilty, Bonnie; Kosaraju, Sagarika – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Home visiting is a primary service delivery approach to promote young children's development and support families. Early Intervention professionals are expected to partner with families to create effective learning experiences in the daily context of routine family life. Concerns about early childhood (special) educators' readiness to take on this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Home Visits, Home Programs, Child Development
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Friesen, Lori – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Animal-Assisted programs with children are becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings. This article provides an overview of the benefits accrued by children as well as the concerns with programs which involve animals, and therapy dogs in particular, in these environments. Research over the past 30 years indicates that therapy…
Descriptors: Children, Emotional Disturbances, Animals, Therapeutic Environment
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Certo, Janine L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Many childhood educators are attempting to shift from the dominant "recitation" format of discussions found in today's classrooms. This study draws on reader response, and sociocognitive and sociocultural theories to investigate children's perceptions of social skills and leadership moves after participating in small-group discussions of…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Discussion Groups, Leadership, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Early childhood and early childhood special education programs have a focus on parent-educator partnerships. Parent-teacher conferences are a context for these partnerships, and advice giving is one type of exchange occurring within conferences. Parent-teacher conference advice was investigated through participant interviews and the methodology of…
Descriptors: Expertise, Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education
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Swick, Kevin James; Williams, Reginald D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Today's families face many stressors during the early childhood years. Particular stressors like homelessness, violence, and chemical dependence, play havoc with the family system. Urie Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological perspective offers an insightful lens for understanding and supporting families under stress. This article presents the key…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Stress Variables, Homeless People, Violence
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The author articulates key stressors in the lives of families who are homeless. These stresses often combine with barriers such as lack of job opportunities and/or insensitive professionals. Strategies for helping homeless families overcome these barriers and related issues are presented.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Employment Opportunities, Helping Relationship, Family Involvement
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Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
The extent to which the influences of family-systems intervention practices could be traced to variations in parent-child interactions and child development was investigated by meta-analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM). MASEM is a procedure for producing a weighted pooled correlation matrix and fitting a structural equation model to the…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Intervention, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy
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Webster, Loraine – Childhood Education, 1988
A study on the improvement of language ability among preschool children in Vermillion, South Dakota, showed a lack of family support and other family problems, such as child abuse and neglect, in the homes of the experimental group children. Educators must redouble efforts to educate parents and the society in general about children's needs. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Language, Childhood Needs, Family Environment, Family Influence
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Miller, Helen L. – Childhood Education, 1987
A kindergarten teacher relates her experiences of helping kindergarten children cope with their feelings and actions concerning death in their families. (BB)
Descriptors: Coping, Death, Early Childhood Education, Helping Relationship
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Carlile, Candy – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses the effects of divorce on children and suggests ways in which elementary school teachers can help ease the pain of children of divorce in their classroom. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Bibliotherapy, Divorce, Elementary Education
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Wallinga, Charlotte; And Others – Childhood Education, 1991
Reviews research on children's and adolescents' knowledge, feelings, and fears about nuclear war. Offers suggestions for teachers who wish to address children's and adolescents' concerns about nuclear war. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear
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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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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1991
Maintains that adults can improve the quality of their lives by working to help meet children's needs. This can be done by advocating and legislating for children, and by donating time, energy, and financial resources to children. (BB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Adults, Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs
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