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Fahsl, Allison Jane; Hope, Jennifer Michelle Gauble – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper presents the model and preliminary results of an investigation into the effects of professional development for teachers in the area of early childhood mathematics. The purpose of this two-year project is to improve the confidence, knowledge, and skills of rural early childhood educators to provide effective and ongoing instruction to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Rural Schools, Preschool Teachers
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Ghongkedze, Mary N. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper explores generic factors that prevent children from normally reaching their full potentials. Early childhood is a period when children should normally grow in an environment which is secured, friendly, filled with warmth, and nurturing to enhance the holistic growth of all children. There are many theories, ideologies, and policies to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Children, Child Development, Barriers
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Stephenson, Elspeth – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
This theoretical paper explores current literature relative to challenges faced by early childhood teachers in relation to the increasing accountability to improve measureable literacy and numeracy skills in young children. This sits within a context which has a developing focus on preparing children for the role they will play in future society.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Barriers, Child Development
Olubor, Roseline O.; Inua, Ofe I. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
The authors examined the sources of funding early childhood education in existence in Nigeria with a view towards suggesting alternative sources to boost the revenue base for school effectiveness. The diminishing culture of the extended family system and the need for both parents to be in employment coupled with the need to provide access and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Trube, Mary Barbara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
This report focuses on the Association for Childhood Education International's (ACEI) Global Guidelines (GG) and Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA), which were developed in response to and in keeping with the prominence that the issue of quality early childhood care, development, and education has reached globally. Further, the paper positions the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Guidelines
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Kenny, Heather A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
In the United States, visits to informal learning environments [ILEs] such as zoos, have historically been considered to be important educational experiences that promote increased student achievement in content-area subjects. Recently, however, funds are more likely to be diverted away from field trip experiences, depriving less-privileged…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Content Area Reading, Literacy Education, Recreational Facilities
Brand, Susan Trostle; Dalton, Elizabeth M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Addressing the unique needs of children of all ages and abilities, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining momentum in schools and preschools around the nation and the globe. This article explores Universal Design for Learning and its promising applications to a variety of reading and language arts experiences in the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction
Cooper, Susan M.; Wilkerson, Trena L.; Montgomery, Mark; Mechell, Sara; Arterbury, Kristin; Moore, Sherrie – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
In 2007, a group of mathematics educators and researchers met to examine rational numbers and why children have such an issue with them. An extensive review of the literature on fractional understanding was conducted. The ideas in that literature were then consolidated into a theoretical framework for examining fractions. Once that theoretical…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
Dalton, Elizabeth M.; Brand, Susan Trostle – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Early Childhood Education (EDE) describes the education of young children from birth through age 8. EDE reports have concluded that traditional approaches to curriculum, such as those emphasizing drill and practice of isolated, academic skills, are not in line with current knowledge of human learning and neuropsychology. These approaches fail to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Evaluation, Literacy, Curriculum Design
Leisman, Gerry – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Little of 150 years of research in Cognitive Neurosciences, Human Factors, and the mathematics of Production Management have found their way into educational policy and certainly not into the classroom or in the production of educational materials in any meaningful or practical fashion. Whilst more mundane concepts of timing, sequencing, spatial…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Neurosciences, Human Factors Engineering, Brain
McConnell-Farmer, Judith Lynne; Cook, Pamela R.; Farmer, M. W. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Early childhood education (ECE) provision is becoming a growing priority. During the past twenty years, Latin America has shown a growing recognition in the provision of educational programs for young children, birth to age eight, is essential. Urban and rural populations intimated in 2009, that many countries utilizing equitable access to…
Descriptors: Child Care, Latin Americans, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
Pedro, Joan Y.; Miller, Regina; Bray, Paige – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Historically teachers' knowledge, attitudes and dispositions towards parental involvement have been considerably non-existent and negative. This trend is well documented in the research on parental involvement in education. In the twenty-first century, early childhood educators must possess the current requisite knowledge and skills to meet…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Cook, Pamela R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Despite the convincing argument for the importance of early childhood education world-wide, more than 200 million children under the age of five and living in developing countries do not reach their developmental potential. Early childhood educationalists have explored over a decade and still ask the same questions regarding appropriate health,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Preschool Children
Tyler, Kathleen P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Interest in child development as a knowledge base for early childhood education programs flourished in the 1970s as a result of the theories and philosophies of Jean Piaget and other cognitive developmentalists. During subsequent decades in America, reform movements emphasizing accountability and achievement became a political and social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change
Abadie, Ben R.; Brown, Stanley P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The detrimental effects of physical inactivity within children have enormous personal health consequences. These health conditions have the potential to impact the economic vitality of society as a whole. Studies have indicated that inactive children are far more likely to suffer from obesity, type II diabetes, and hypertension than their…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activity Level
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