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Sewell, Tamara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Family-centered practice is accepted as best and effective practice by early childhood professional organizations including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The Council for Exceptional Children's Division of Early Childhood, and The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. The main objective of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, School Administration, Young Children, Family School Relationship
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Cooper, Patricia M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Today's emphasis on using children's literature as a tool to teach reading and writing sub-skills distracts teachers' attention from looking to children's books for their historical role in helping children navigate the intellectual, social, and emotional terrains of childhood. This article argues, first, that early childhood educators must remain…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Childrens Literature
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
A wealth of research documents the reading preferences of young children. However, much less is known about children's actual agendas or reasons for using and experiencing books. This article proposes the simple ENGAGE process to help adults better understand what children believe is best about the books in their lives. Twelve books are reviewed…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Childrens Literature, Books, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Kyunghwa; Johnson, Amy S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
In this article we argue that early childhood educators, under the influence of last century's grand universal theories of child development, have not been attentive enough to the centrality of culture in children's development. We discuss how the exploration of contemporary developmental perspectives is critical to the field and illustrate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development, Cultural Context
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Ethridge, Elizabeth Ann; King, James R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The Early Childhood profession would benefit from a systematic inquiry into "calendar math." The authors offer an organized framework for this work. After a description of calendar math practices, the authors examine problematic aspects of its implementation, based on developmental theory. The essay concludes with a call for more reflective…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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de Vries, Peter – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
One of the central concepts in Vygotsky's theory of child development is the Zone of Proximal Development. This article identifies how Jack moves through the Zone of Proximal Development in two areas of his musical development, vocal improvisation and song acquisition, from the ages of 24 to 36 months, with scaffolding provided by me, his father.…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Singing, Music Education, Child Development
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Swick, Kevin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Promoting caring in children is a powerful venue to prevent violence in our society. This article reviews the roots of violence, explores the various contexts of violence, and then describes how caring can be used to prevent violence. In particular, the role that families and schools can play in helping children develop caring is discussed.
Descriptors: Violence, Family Role, School Role, Prevention
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Stewart, Janice Hostler – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Educators and policy makers in many countries have been expressing concern about how to improve students' achievement in reading and math. This article explores and proposes a solution: introduce or increase foreign language study in the elementary schools. Research has shown that foreign language study in the early elementary years improves…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Education
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Swick, Kevin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Families can help prevent violence through nurturing empathy in their children. This article provides the framework for supporting families in becoming active in their children's development of empathy. Strategies are provided that help parents and family implement empathy development.
Descriptors: Violence, Empathy, Prevention, Emotional Development
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Migyanka, Joann Marie; Policastro, Carole; Lui, Guiqiu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Many struggling readers, students with English as a second language, and children with disabilities do not engage in the strategies that good readers use when reading for understanding. Reading comprehension depends upon the students' ability to successfully use strategies to monitor and control their own comprehension. Teachers need to help…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Primary Education, Reading Difficulties, English (Second Language)
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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The author articulates key stressors in the lives of families who are homeless. These stresses often combine with barriers such as lack of job opportunities and/or insensitive professionals. Strategies for helping homeless families overcome these barriers and related issues are presented.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Employment Opportunities, Helping Relationship, Family Involvement
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Siu, Kin Wai Michael; Lam, Mei Seung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
We are living in a fast-changing, technology-driven world, where technology affects the daily lives of every person, directly or indirectly. While the importance of providing young children with technological knowledge and experience has been well-recognized, how the curriculum should be developed deserves greater study. Using early childhood…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Influences
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Conrad, Natalie K.; Gong, Yi; Sipp, Lillie; Wright, Lillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
In 3 second-grade classrooms within diverse educational settings, the theory of culturally responsive teaching was utilized in combination with the strategy, Text Talk. Text Talk is a strategy generally used with young children during read-alouds to foster oral language and comprehension. Culturally response teaching builds on students' prior…
Descriptors: Young Children, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Grade 2
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Partridge, Heather A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
This article presents practical, research-based strategies for parents to use when reading with their child. The intended audience is classroom teachers and reading specialists who work with parents of the children they teach. Each strategy provides supporting research, followed by a description of how the strategy can be implemented by parents.…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Strategies, Parents
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Steele, Marcee M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
The early identification of children with learning disabilities (LD) is difficult but can be accomplished. Observation of key behaviors which are indicators of LD by preschool and kindergarten teachers can assist in this process. This early identification facilitates the use of intervention strategies to provide a positive early experience for…
Descriptors: Identification, Early Intervention, Risk, Learning Disabilities
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