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Dahle, Karen Bowen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Discusses issues related to working with young children with autism for elementary school teachers. Describes characteristics of autism, the need for early intervention, and the general principles for effective practices with autistic students, and classroom adaptations. Includes a list of organizations concerned with autism. (JPB)
Descriptors: Autism, Classroom Techniques, Early Intervention, Elementary Education
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Shilling, Wynne A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Explores connections between mathematics, music, and movement in early childhood curriculum. Presents music activities in which mathematical concepts are embedded; focuses on activities providing experiences with time-based relationships and rhythmic patterns. Asserts that integrating movement and mathematics into music activities provides a way…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities
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Frieman, Barry B.; Berkeley, Terry R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Provides information on how teachers in the early childhood setting can encourage fathers to participate in their children's school experiences. Discusses models for fathers, the place of work in the traditional father role, and helping children with absent fathers. Suggests ways to teach positive parenting skills to fathers, including praising…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Work Relationship, Fathers, Parent Participation
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Favazza, Paddy C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Offers suggestions to kindergarten teachers for creating a more accepting environment in their classrooms for children with disabilities. Three key influences in attitude formation are discussed--indirect experiences, direct experiences, and the child's primary social group--and ideas for examining these influences and adapting them are suggested.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Classroom Environment
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Kim, Heejin; Park, Eunhye; Lee, Jeehyun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Discusses three ways for kindergarten teachers to respect the process and products of art activities in their curriculum: using artwork as material for instruction, play, and creative display. Considers how these uses enrich the child's experience of the early childhood environment and curriculum. (JPB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Childrens Art, Classroom Environment
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Davies, Don – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Examines ways to increase the effectiveness of partnerships between schools, families, and communities. Recommends using smarter communication, making the school more welcoming to families and communities, reaching out to reluctant families, enlisting parents and community agencies to help educate children, and helping families obtain support for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Stroud, Judith E.; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Provides "adoption awareness" for early childhood educators and offers practical suggestions for working with adoptive parents and their children. Includes a list of adoption resources and consultants, along with a collection of suggested adoption books for young children. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Books
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Evans, Karlin S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Research has indicated a gender disparity in early education environments in terms of student-teacher interaction, fostering of different types of play, varying use of praise and gender-specific messages, and stereotypical messages in literature or play materials. This article outlines areas within a classroom that teachers or child care providers…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education
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Kramer, Pamela A.; Smith, Gail G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Describes children's typical reactions to divorce and practical techniques that teachers and caregivers can use in helping children deal with divorce. The use of bibliotherapy is described as a means to help children. An annotated bibliography of select literature is provided, along with descriptions of developmentally appropriate activities that…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Children, Childrens Literature, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wright, June L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Discusses knowledge gained from The Computer Discovery Project in Two Cultures, a series of seminars focused on integrating computers into a constructivist early childhood curriculum. Topics discussed include (1) building a foundation for innovation; (2) representing learning in multiple ways; (3) creating a multimedia vision; and (4)…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Instructional Innovation
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Baptiste, Nancy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Notes that early care and education professionals interact with many adults, and that the quality of these interactions can be central to the effectiveness of their role. Lists resources for developing effective adult communication skills. (ET)
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Interaction
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Discusses benefits of sidewalk or on-the-run conferences when teachers can talk to reticent parents, helping them feel welcome at school. Explains how to approach a sidewalk crowd, possible results of conferences, and what professionals can learn from off-the-record conferences. Suggests alternative ways to meet informally with parents to inform…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship
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Carlton, Martha P.; Winsler, Adam – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Notes that, while children are born with an innate curiosity to learn, by the time they reach school, their motivation has often been lost or replaced by extrinsically motivated learning strategies. Discusses the development of intrinsic motivation in the early childhood years, and how teachers and caregivers can foster and strengthen it. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Curiosity, Early Childhood Education
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Genisio, Margaret; Drecktrah, Mary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Acknowledges that children with special needs flourish and benefit from early-childhood environments that empower learning. Discusses center learning, which allows children to be actively engaged in self-directed learning based on strength, ability, and interest. Suggests that center learning can enhance aspects related to emergent literacy…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Emergent Literacy
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Haugland, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Reviews computer software that meets the interests and needs of young children and teaches powerful ideas. The evaluations are based on field tests and the following criteria: age appropriateness, child control, clear instructions, expanding complexity, independence, nonviolence, process orientation; real-world model, technical features, and…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development
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