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Aina, Olaiya E.; Cameron, Petronella A. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
The early gender bias experiences that children encounter can shape their attitudes and beliefs related to their development of interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, access to education equality, participation in the corporate work world, as well as stifling their physical and psychological well being. For early childhood educators, being…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Young Children, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Desjean-Perrotta, Blanche – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
Many early childhood educators are faced with ever-increasing pressure by families, administrators, and policymakers to replace components of their programs deemed to be a waste of time, such as naptime or playtime, with what are considered to be more academic activities. A large body of literature supports the inclusion of play in an early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Sleep, Correlation
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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the role of school recess periods in children's social development and academic achievement. Also examines changing attitudes toward the use of recess periods in the United States and other nations, and presents strategies for classroom teachers to use in advocating school recess periods in their schools and communities. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes
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Stegelin, Dolores A. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
A review of the literature on mixed-age settings reveals benefits in the areas of social and cognitive development. Research on the psychosocial advantages of mixed-age groupings is less consistent. Factors such as group size, age range, time together, and context-specific curriculum activities may have a relationship to the level of success and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research