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Halpern, Clarisse; Gonzalez, Daisy; Giambo, Debra; Szecsi, Tunde – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Latino families face several challenges when they immigrate to the United States. School-based early childhood programs involving families with a holistic approach indicate effectiveness toward integrating both children and families into the school community. This paper explores, through informal conversations with administrators, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Family Programs, Family Literacy, Literacy Education
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Peterson, Kaitlin; Stone, Brian Andrew – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
The authors of this paper discuss the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool for building meaningful connections in science education across different grade levels. The authors elaborate on their experiences with using VR in teacher training programs, in practicum and student teaching experiences, and in providing a professional development…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Leadership Training, Computer Simulation, Science Education
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Ernest, James M.; Nicholas, Amy; Vardanyan, Shushan; Hafiz, Fatimah; Alazemi, Mohammed; Dixon, Dorielle – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Play remains a topic for discussion, debate, and research within the education community. In this article, the authors argue for a broader view of education in line with Plato's observation (gender not withstanding) that "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life" (Jowett, 1874, p. 249). The authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Cultural Influences
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Reardon, Robert; Fite, Kathleen; Boone, Mike; Sullivan, Sierra – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
The purpose of this article is to propose a technique that can be used by emerging leaders when considering adopting the most appropriate leadership styles, behaviors or actions in a particular context. The authors review several different leadership models explored by scholars during the past six decades; not all of these models work for all…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Reflection, Check Lists
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Lancaster, Barbara; Wilson, Tiffany; Wetsell, Katie – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
When individuals are exposed an adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), they can be impacted in a variety of ways including health risks, threats to safety, and community-level adverse experiences. The authors have combed recent research to explore what new evidence is available in understanding the nature of adversity that children face and the…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Child Abuse, Risk, Trauma
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
The field of education is beginning to understand more concretely how specific conditions, such as poverty, affect brain and cognitive development and the related impacts on academic achievement. More than 10 million children who live below the poverty threshold attend public preK-12 schools, and over 1 million of these children attend public…
Descriptors: Poverty, Cognitive Development, Academic Achievement, Executive Function
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Xiang, Yajuan; Colson, Tori – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
Cross-national family is an understudied group. In the past, research on this group tended to focus on the challenges confronted by the couples in marital conflicts impacted by the unique stressors within the family including: place of residence, disparate language and cultural differences, societal attitudes, and extended families and friends. A…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Characteristics, Marriage, Parenting Styles
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Stone, Sandra J. – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
The United States currently has a system which was instituted almost two hundred years ago as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Education incorporated the efficiency of a manufacturing model into a way to educate the general populace. While the intentions were well-meaning, they were not based on an understanding of child development or even…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Curriculum
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Stone, Brian J.; Surmitis, Kendra – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
Student ownership in K-16 education is well defined in the literature, with multiple examples of the benefits to individual students. Simply defined, student ownership or autonomy is an "action that is chosen; action for which one is responsible" suggests that teachers help students develop ownership in the classroom by "including…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Individual Development, Student Empowerment
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Calabria, Kaybeth – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
In the daily news cycle, national and global debates constantly swirl around issues of justice, equity, and civility, with concerns raging about the core elements needed for individuals, communities, and nations to interact successfully. No doubt, children are impacted by the way these issues play out on the world stage. However, they also learn…
Descriptors: Friendship, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Sharifian, Maryam – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2018
Frequently, our world seems filled with nations in conflict. The ultimate legacy of nations' inability to cooperate will be inherited by the world's children. Perhaps the most effective solution to creating a more peaceful world in the years to come is to provide high quality education for all children. Such education, however, is more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Preschool Education
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Szecsi, Tunde; Lashley, Tara; Nelson, Sydney; Sherman, Jill – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
This article reports on the findings of an empirical study that examined elementary school teachers' views about the English language learners' (ELLs) program placement assessment, and progress assessment. Specifically, the interviews in the study explored teachers' perspectives on the effectiveness of these assessments and the connection between…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement
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Alghamdi, Ahlam; Ernest, James; Hafiz, Fatimah – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
Children of every culture love to hear stories about their heritage. Storytelling creates shared experiences through the combination of time and space (Langellier, 2011). Educators and parents often use storytelling to explore characters, plot, setting, conflict, and resolution or other key elements of a story. From a more holistic view,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Holistic Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Essary, Jessica; Hoot, James – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
While rhetoric concerning gender equity is beginning to emerge in many African nations, a dearth of research examines the status of gender equity in actual Sub-Saharan African classrooms. The purpose of this study was to explore teacher views of gender equity pertaining to primary grade boys and girls. Data were collected using the Teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Gender Bias
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Burriss, Larry L. – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
Statistical analysis of existing databases across nearly 200 countries dealing with national/human development (2 databases) and literacy/education policy (4 databases) shows high correlation between literacy and national development. Correlations were highest between national literacy scores and human/national development. Correlations were…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Developing Nations, Literacy, Educational Policy
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