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Sharif, Iman; Ozuah, Philip O.; Dinkevich, Eugene I.; Mulvihill, Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
This study examined the impact of a literacy intervention comprised of four parent workshops about reading to children on preschoolers' receptive vocabulary. Findings indicated that children of parents attending the workshops had a significant 7- point increase in their Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test scores at a 7-month follow-up. Parent…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Intervention
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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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Trahan, Claudia H.; Lawler-Prince, Dianne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Presents methods for implementing a home-learning activity program that meets the needs of parents and teachers, and most important, children. Addresses issues of implementation, specific activities and strategies, areas of concern, and applications for classroom teachers. Stresses alternatives to worksheets and the importance of family…
Descriptors: Assignments, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Homework
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Gilkerson, Deanna; Hanson, Michelle Fryer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Proposes developing systems that allow parents to contribute items to their preschool child's portfolio. Suggests transition portfolios, parent information sheets, weekly newsletters, requested parent observations, sharing table, and take home packets as activities that parents can choose from during the school year. Stresses need for a variety of…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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Brown, Mark S.; Bergen, Doris; House, Marcia; Hittle, Jane; Dickerson, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Examined developmentally appropriate practices in learning centers in an integrated preschool classroom, noting how special education teachers made adaptations for their special needs children, and explored the role of parents. Found that special needs children developed their own voice in learning centers and self-regulatory behaviors through…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Parent Participation
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth; Pollman, Mary Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Compares the whole-child approach to early childhood education and Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences. Provides activities and ideas to address each of the seven intelligences, and lists specific suggestions for parent/child experiences, field trip experiences, and constructivist experiences. Stresses individual child potential.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Constructivism (Learning)
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Berger, Eugenia Hepworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Provides a rationale for parent involvement in children's schooling. Considers the nation's education goals, and why parent involvement is so important to achieving those goals. (ET)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Objectives
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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