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Wagh, Nikhil – Childhood Education, 2021
"If a child is not learning the way you teach, teach the way the child learns." This simple education philosophy is at the heart and soul of Educon International School (EIS), a Global Schools First Champion in Maharashtra, India. Educon International School has been in the forefront of adapting and integrating 21st-century best…
Descriptors: Well Being, Educational Innovation, Best Practices, Foreign Countries
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Kumar, Rashmi – Childhood Education, 2016
Policymakers and educators emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as key to individuals' and nations' future economic prosperity. It can be considered to be of particular value to students in developing countries and for disadvantaged students in developed countries. As families play a critical role in a…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, STEM Education, Children, Parent Role
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Malta Campos, Maria; Vieira, Lívia Fraga – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article describes and analyses the corona virus pandemic consequences on Brazilian early childhood education, on small children families' life conditions and on teacher's work, since March 2020, when preventive measures, such as social distancing and schools closure, were adopted by states and municipal authorities in the country. The text…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education
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Tadesse, Selamawit – Childhood Education, 2014
Children coming from refugee families have special psychological, social, and academic needs, and their success greatly depends on the positive support they receive from the host community. Teachers and peers at the school can provide cumulative support to help these children and their families overcome major socio-cultural and educational…
Descriptors: Refugees, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
In today's hyper-connected world, children's exposure to technology as a tool to communicate, learn, and socialize has increased exponentially. As teachers and parents recognize the demands for increased use of technology among young children, they should be able to identify and address the challenges associated with such exposure. Cyberbullying,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Peer Relationship
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Szilagyi, Janka; Giambo, Debra; Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2013
Is it an asset or a burden to be bilingual? Although bilingualism is appreciated by many people worldwide, immigrant families often struggle with the maintenance of their heritage language (HL) and culture. In the United States. For example, the HL in most families is completely lost within three generations (Fishman, 1991). The loss of a child's…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Maintenance
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Ransom, Marilee – Childhood Education, 2012
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history, yet the United States has failed to ratify it, despite the efforts of countless supporters. Opponents of ratification in the United States have been effective at preventing ratification by asserting that the CRC will damage family…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Role, Childrens Rights, Family Relationship
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
Childhood obesity is epidemic in the United States and other industrialized countries across the globe. This trend is alarming, because childhood obesity is associated with the early onset of serious health problems, including Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, orthopedic problems, behavioral disorders, and asthma. Mounting evidence also…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Parenting Styles
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Today's children may be exposed to violence in their environment, through the media, at home, and in school. Some children live in countries at war, while others survive in neighborhoods where street gangs prevail. Most parents and children used to assume they could depend upon schools to be safe places, free from abuse and violence. Now it seems…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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McNamee, Abigail; Mercurio, Mia – Childhood Education, 2008
Although bullying is hardly a new phenomenon, highly publicized media accounts about bullying have raised the awareness of many people (Limber, 2003). Bullying can no longer be sloughed off as quiet, inconsequential kid stuff experienced by only a few victims who "probably deserved it anyway." It can no longer be considered the rite of passage…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Educational Environment, School Personnel
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Whitmarsh, Judy – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2011
Strengthening the home-school partnership is a strategy to raise achievement levels and to engage "hard-to-reach" parents with education in the UK, however this political ideal has been critiqued as exclusive and based on a white, middle class model. This article explores how six asylum-seeking mothers manage their children's early years…
Descriptors: Expertise, Middle Class, Mothers, Early Childhood Education
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Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Childhood Education, 2007
Children are often far more gifted than their parents or teachers realize--and in different ways. IQ tests do not measure creative talent. Most children start life with valuable creative potential. Unfortunately, many of them have it knocked out of them, so to speak, by the time they reach the 4th grade. It is not that parents and teachers…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Creativity, Parent Role, Academically Gifted
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DellaMattera, Julie N. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Studies show that for preschool-age children, social skills can have a profound effect on, and be a predictor of, future societal success and school achievement. Therefore, it is essential that young children develop appropriate social behaviors. To do this, preschoolers need support and guidance from the adults in their life: parents, family, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Young Children, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Warner, Laverne; Lynch, Sharon – Childhood Education, 2003
Discusses chronic behavior problems that occur in early childhood classrooms and the need to intervene at an early age to prevent continued conduct problems. Examines different kinds of challenging behaviors and motivations for them. Suggests intervention methods to prevent antisocial behavior and strategies for teaching children alternative…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems
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