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Rumberger, Alyson – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Children's news media offers access points for students to learn about the complex and evolving world around them, and school libraries are spaces where students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to interact with media. Yet despite the potential of children's news media, school libraries often become regulatory spaces where children are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Libraries, Censorship, Media Literacy
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Yazzie-Mintz, Tarajean – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
The goal of implementing a culture-based curriculum that draws upon indigenous knowledge, traditions, and language is currently in competition with demands placed on schools by high stakes educational reform to implement a standards-based curriculum in schools. Though often left out of the policy conversation, Native teachers in particular have…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Early Childhood Education, Cultural Maintenance, Focus Groups
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Spencer, Tamara Glupczynski – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
In this article, the author explores the implementation of the K-3 Reading First initiative and its recommendation for scientifically based reading curricula. During a time of high-stakes testing and accountability, this policy has emphasized a skills-based approach to reading and placed importance on scripted teaching models. Using data from a…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, High Stakes Tests, Emergent Literacy, Reading Programs