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Royea, Amber J.; Appl, Dolores J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Over the years parents, professionals, and politicians have come together to advocate on behalf of children's rights. Advocacy can occur individually, collectively, or a combination of both. Although some advocacy efforts are more successful than others, it is the process of the advocacy and voices behind it that matter most. In this guest…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Child Advocacy, News Media, Institutional Research
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to analyse the contents of one of the leading newspapers of Singapore in an effort to identify the public image of the children of the nation. Newspaper clippings of news/articles, pictures/photographs and advertisements featuring children below 15 years of age were collected over a one-week period and the content…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, News Media, Childrens Rights
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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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Gargiulo, Richard M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Homelessness is a growing social problem in the United States. Especially vulnerable to this phenomenon are young children because homelessness is viewed as a breeding ground for disabilities. Despite federal legislation ensuring educational opportunities, the educational needs of children who are homeless are frequently unfulfilled. This article…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Young Children, Homeless People, Social Problems