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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Foster parents face many challenges in caring for children in foster care. Perhaps the major challenge is to achieve a caring environment for children who have experienced trauma and much change. Thus, this article provides ideas and strategies for nurturing foster parents toward a caring relationship with their children.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Empowerment, Parent Role, Interpersonal Relationship
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Szente, Judit; Hoot, James; Taylor, Dorothy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Increasing numbers of refugee children are entering our public schools. In addition to carrying with them memories of untold trauma, they bring with them many special needs. This article explores these needs and ideas for assisting teachers in making our classrooms more responsive to our refugee children.
Descriptors: Refugees, Children, Childhood Needs, Public Schools
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Rotigel, Jennifer V. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Describes characteristics of young gifted or talented children that affect the way they learn and develop. Asserts that teachers and parents should consider each child's unique needs as they plan for their education. Discusses concerns such as uneven development, the need for acceleration or enrichment, appropriate socialization and peer…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Child Development, Childhood Needs, Curriculum Enrichment
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Lillie, Timothy; Vakil, Shernavaz – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Outlines transition requirements for students with disabilities moving to school-based special education services, and makes recommendations for practice to ensure that the process is effective and positive for families and personnel involved. Addresses: (1) transition and the law; (2) changing environments and perspectives of the family; (3)…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation