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Church, Kenneth R. – Elementary School Journal, 1976
The facts about nine physical exercise myths are presented. (SB)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Exercise (Physiology), Physical Development
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Williams, Robert J.; Algozzine, Bob – Elementary School Journal, 1979
A questionnaire was developed to assess the reasons for teachers' attitudes on several aspects of special education and mainstreaming. Subjects were 267 regular classroom teachers from a large intermediate unit in Pennsylvania. (MP)
Descriptors: Children, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Elementary Education
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Tamashiro, Roy T. – Elementary School Journal, 1979
Various types of humor found among children of school age and among adolescents are placed in a structural-developmental framework. Also discussed are several ways in which teachers can use children's humor in their classrooms. (MP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education
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Groff, Patrick – Elementary School Journal, 1979
Discusses the pros and cons of phonics for spelling. (MP)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Children, Elementary Education, Essays
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Bridge, Connie A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Elementary School Journal, 1985
Examined the number and types of classroom writing experiences in which elementary teachers and children in grades one, three, and five were engaged. Two major influences on instructional practices also were analyzed: teachers' perceptions of writing instruction and textbook guidelines. (DST)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
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Thompson, Diane D. – Elementary School Journal, 1973
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Children, Classroom Techniques, Educational Objectives
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Long, Barbara H.; Henderson, Edmund H. – Elementary School Journal, 1973
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Elementary Education, Family Life
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Nikas, George Bill – Elementary School Journal, 1973
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Reading, Reading Ability
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Taft, Timothy N. – Elementary School Journal, 1991
A literature review revealed an absence of well-controlled studies concerning the prevention of sports injuries in children. A checklist outlines some causes of the overuse syndrome, including (1) training errors; (2) the nature of playing surfaces; (3) muscle imbalance; (4) anatomic malalignments; (5) construction of shoes; and (6) various…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Children, Elementary Education
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McCabe, Allyssa – Elementary School Journal, 1997
Synthesizes both qualitative and quantitative research on the importance of stories in classrooms, on storytelling form and how it differs from culture to culture, and on implications of these different traditions of storytelling. Proposes some ideas teachers might consider as they plan instruction on world literature, and offers directions for…
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Anderson, Linda M.; And Others – Elementary School Journal, 1985
Focuses on students' immediate behavioral and cognitive responses and short-term outcomes during seatwork tasks. Twenty-four first graders in six classrooms were observed for the (1) apparent focus of attention, (2) nature of involvement with instructional stimuli, (3) initiative taken to seek help, (4) level of success, and (5) perceptions of…
Descriptors: Children, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Muir, Sharon Pray – Elementary School Journal, 1985
Using Piagetian spatial conceptual development theory and Bruner's theory of concept formation, discusses major issues underlying children's inability to perform well on map skill tasks. Mapping problems covered include teachers' inability to use maps, curricular issues, poor instructional practices, and the use of commercial maps. (DST)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Ability, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Walker, Virginia; Lunz, Mary E. – Elementary School Journal, 1976
Children listened to a fairy tale and were then asked to draw a picture that the story brought to mind. It was hypothesized that hearing a fairy tale would stimulate archetypal images, rather that the action-related scenes that might be prompted by reading it. (SB)
Descriptors: Art Expression, Auditory Stimuli, Children, Childrens Literature
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Fuson, Karen – Elementary School Journal, 1976
This article (1) discusses the progression of children's thought from realism to objectivity, to reciprocity, and to realitivity; and (2) describes seventeen types of explanations children give to explain the causality of physical occurrences in the world. (SB)
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Developmental Stages
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Fasting, Barbara Potter – Elementary School Journal, 1975
Explains goals and functioning of Children's World Friendship, an organization which promotes friendships among children in elementary school classrooms in different countries. (BRT)
Descriptors: Children, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries