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Chappell, Julie; Szente, Judit – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
The goal of early childhood programming is to provide children with high-quality early care and to support educators' understanding and ability to implement high-quality practices on behalf of children and their families. Quality in early childhood care is an ambiguous concept, relative to various social and context-specific factors, making it…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Quality, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Sharifian, Maryam Sadat; Kennedy, Patricia – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Teaching is traditionally considered one of the most stressful of occupations. Lack of experience, training, and working with children with behavior problems represent variables shown to increase teachers' stress. Research also demonstrates teachers' stress can reduce their performance and also might lead to negative attitudes (Greenglass &…
Descriptors: War, Trauma, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Welfare
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Wilson, Tiffany; Maloney, Matthew – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Dating violence is an epidemic that is growing exponentially among the adolescent age group. Dating violence is a pattern of coercive behaviors used by adolescents to control their partners. These coercive behaviors include physical assault, sexual assault, abuse, ascendancy, degradation, intimidation, possessiveness, blaming, and the minimization…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), Adolescents, Aggression
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Lozon, Criselda; Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Playing enhances learning. Teachers who recognize and foster the science and engineering practices of playful endeavors push the envelope of children's thinking. Play is purposeful learning, and it serves an important role in human development. Researchers define play as exploratory, process oriented, intrinsically motivating, and freely chosen…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Oestreich, Jo Beth; Fite, Kathleen – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2019
Developing a professional identity as a teacher is a dynamic, complex, and ongoing process (Chang-Kredl & Kingsley, 2014; Ivanova & Skara-Minecane, 2016). In teacher preparation programs, preservice students facilitate the development of their professional identity by focusing on why they want to become a teacher, why they think they will…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity
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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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