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Hardy, Travis – Childhood Education, 2022
In an era of increasing division and conflict, education innovations that focus on building compassion and understanding hold a promise for true transformative power. Using a new tool called Empatico, these educators paired up with a partner classroom somewhere else in the world to begin their journey as "Kindness Champions" who made…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Innovation, Futures (of Society), Altruism
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Polat, Özgül; Yavuz, Ezgi Aksin – Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood experiences have a great effect on the course of a child's life. Preschool education can offer benefits for children, particularly those who do not have advantages at home, including benefits related to academic skills, social-emotional development, and communication. Thus, preschool experiences are a potential key to improving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Readiness
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Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2009
This article presents picture books that are considered as a sample of children's literature selections on war, terrorism, and natural disasters for pre-K to 3rd-grade children which were chosen with both young children and their teachers and parents in mind. The authors recommend these books to be used as read-alouds, so that caring adults who…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Reading Aloud to Others
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Freeman, Nancy; Brown, Mac – Childhood Education, 2008
Several years ago, the state of South Carolina turned to experts in early childhood education to address the school readiness issue for its K-2 schools. Rather than asking, "Is this child ready for school?," the state created a program assessment system that reframed the question of school readiness by asking, "Is this school ready…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Program Evaluation, School Readiness, Student Evaluation
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Patterson, Janice; Kirkland, Lynn – Childhood Education, 2007
The adversities that today's families face are well-documented and staggering. Even in the midst of tough times, however, many families are able to display resilience. Family resilience refers to the coping mechanisms the family uses as a functional unit to recover from life's setbacks. In this article, the authors present guidelines for creating…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Coping, Family Environment, Guides
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Szente, Judit; Hoot, James – Childhood Education, 2004
Major obstacles threaten the future of Ethiopia. Global publicity regarding the drought of 1986 has left the world with images of starving and orphaned Ethiopian children. Such conditions do still exist in parts of this nation, in which 45 percent of the population falls below the national poverty line (The World Factbook, 2003). In a nation of…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Williamson, Peter A.; Silvern, Steven B. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes procedures found to be effective for eliciting children's creative dramatic play in the classroom. A second-grade classroom scenario provides an example of the way key components of play training techniques can be implemented by the teacher and indicates the decision-making processes to be addressed.
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Decision Making
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1986
Addresses issues concerning (computer) keyboarding instruction in an attempt to determine if the teaching of such skills to kindergarten and primary grade students should be considered a "must" in the early childhood curriculum or if such practices might have some drawbacks. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Kindergarten Children
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Carver, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1986
Argues that structured reading programs, workbook pages, and drills do not alone provide an adequate basis for beginning reading instruction and suggests that experiences, knowledge, and other environmental factors ensure success in reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Early Experience
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Raines, Shirley C. – Childhood Education, 1986
Shares the experiences of a teacher educator who, upon teaching language arts every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for a year, observed numerous reading and writing language experiences. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Literacy
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Spillman, Carolyn V.; Lutz, Jay P. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes how three schools applied "Writing to Read," a computerized writing and reading program, in kindergarten and first grade. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Philosophy, Grade 1
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Hammond, Carolyn Hall – Childhood Education, 1986
Contrasts a child not ready for school with a child who is developmentally prepared to enter school and argues that if all school systems could administer and interpret the results of a developmental examination, the number of unhappy children, special needs children, and grade overplaced children would be greatly reduced. (HOD)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Halpern, Ann; Todd, Jo-Marcia – Childhood Education, 1983
A teacher of children with multiple handicaps and the mother of a child in the class describe changes made as they worked together to create a more open and child-centered classroom. (RH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Multiple Disabilities, Open Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Hatcher, Barbara – Childhood Education, 1983
Discusses four concepts considered vital to the development of children's ability to read and understand maps: representation, symbolization, perspective, and scale. Guidelines are offered for map construction activities aligned on a developmental continuum ranging from concrete to abstract and intended for children up to third grade. (RH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Guidelines
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