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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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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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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Promotion of literacy is one of the easiest and most beneficial ways to form collaboration among parents, teachers, and community. This article offers ideas from teachers, professional organizations, and the U.S. Department of Education on how to develop parent participation in the promotion of literacy at children's various levels of development.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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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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Adams, Polly K.; Nesmith, Jaynie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Goals of block building in early childhood classrooms focus on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development. Reports survey results of the value teachers place on block play. Offers illustrations of task cards to use with blocks in math, language arts, social studies, and science. Discusses guidelines and suggests idea cards and sentence…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Materials
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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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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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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Discusses how and why accidents with toys happen and provides guidelines for selection of safe and developmentally appropriate toys. Covers selection of toys for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and includes a list of examples of unsafe toys and their manufacturers. (EV)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Child Safety, Developmental Stages
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Swick, Kevin J.; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Describes On Board Early, a Baltimore program designed to increase family-school experiences that support children's success. Discusses such program features as specialized family involvement staff, a parents-as-teachers program, a family-centered approach to supporting the transition to school, and planning for long-term family involvement.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Suggests ways early childhood teachers can cope with the challenge of including infants and preschoolers with special needs in classrooms with typically developing children. Includes suggestions for addressing the needs of the group and for enhancing the comfort and learning of each child. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Inclusive Schools
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Brewster, Jeffrey C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Discusses how teaching young children to make picture books provides opportunities to record and share personal experiences in a format that integrates linguistic and visual modes of thought and expression. Picture bookmaking can empower young children as they gain understanding in how the text and image work together to tell the story. (KB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials
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Haugland, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Discusses frequently asked questions, presents common concerns, and gives suggestions for families and parents in five areas related to children's home computer use: (1) software selection; (2) computer time; (3) the Internet; (4) family interaction; and (5) supervision. (KB)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Internet
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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Cordeau-Young, Carol; Morris, Vivian Gunn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Presents suggestions for conducting safe and educationally stimulating field trips for young children, including factors to consider when planning trips, such as suitability and cost; preparation needed just prior to taking the trip, such as safety rule observance; considerations during the trip, including liability insurance; and follow-up…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education
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