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Bhattacharyya, Ranu – Stenhouse Publishers, 2010
"The Castle in the Classroom" describes a year in a kindergarten classroom as the children embark on literary exploration. Each child approaches the journey from a different perspective--some are self-sufficient, others more hesitant; some are literary adventurers, others shyly reluctant. The detailed focus lessons throughout the book…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Student Characteristics, Childrens Literature
Meier, Daniel, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2009
Featuring contributions from a unique mix of authors--classroom teachers, teacher educators, and children's book authors--this volume explores the value of stories in promoting children's language and literacy learning. Major sections cover the most fundamental and critical foundations for language and literacy growth--including first language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Literacy, Story Telling, Native Language
Strayhorn, Terrell L., Ed.; Terrell, Melvin Cleveland, Ed. – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2010
Presenting new empirical evidence and employing fresh theoretical perspectives, this book sheds new light on the challenges that Black Students face from the time they apply to college through their lives on campus. The contributors make the case that the new generation of Black students differ in attitudes and backgrounds from earlier…
Descriptors: African American Students, First Generation College Students, Mentors, Females
Lally, J. Ronald, Ed.; Mangione, Peter L., Ed.; Greenwald, Deborah, Ed. – WestEd (NJ3), 2006
Leading experts in infant/toddler development have contributed succinct essays drawn from research, theory, clinical case studies, and carefully documented practice. Each essay represents current thinking in the field of infant/toddler development and care. Individually and as a collection, the essays provide a springboard for reflection,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Young Children, Child Development
Connor, Jenni – Early Childhood Australia, 2007
This special book and DVD set includes 13 of Aboriginal Nations' award-winning animated short films and a guide to using them in a diverse range of early childhood settings. Dreaming Stories are important parts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultural heritage, and invaluable sources of knowledge and wisdom for everyone. In early…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Creative Activities
Burrello, Leonard C.; Hoffman, Lauren; Murray, Lynn – Corwin Press, 2004
Anything built to last needs a clear plan, a solid foundation, the right tools, and strong structural integrity to withstand threatening elements that arise. Unfortunately, most school reform programs do not meet these basic requirements and crumble as quickly as they appear. To offset such mishaps, this guide empowers the reader to be an…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Integrity, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
Leon, David, Ed. – JAI Press, 2005
A largely unseen phenomenon is shaping the direction of higher education today: the growth of leadership programs. These programs are hidden ladders that help the talented move up toward university presidencies. Their number and importance are rapidly increasing, and they will more and more determine who makes decisions in higher education. More…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Higher Education, Leadership, Hispanic Americans
Myren, Christina – 1995
This book is a collection of 15 open-ended mathematics questions for kindergarten, first- and second-grade children. The questions deal with animals, birthdays, mittens, and other topics that capture the interest of young children. The problems are open ended because they have multiple solutions and/or multiple approaches to reach one solution.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Kindergarten, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction
Mungai, Anne M. – 2002
This book examines the education of rural girls in Kenya and reports on a study of factors influencing girls' educational success or failure. Three chapters provide background on traditional values and practices affecting girls' education; describe Kenya's education system, including preprimary, primary (grades 1-8), secondary, university,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Child Labor, Cultural Influences
Glandon, Shan – 2000
Teachers can take advantage of the appeal and power of Caldecott Award literature to extend and promote learning across the curriculum. This book demonstrates how to use award-winning books as springboards to language arts learning in the library and classroom, and the expansion of student awareness and appreciation of illustration techniques. For…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education
Karp, Karen; Brown, E. Todd; Allen, Linda; Allen, Candy – 1998
An action research project, the aim of which was to bring powerful mathematics to females to help them develop a clear conceptual understanding and passion for the subject, and to nurture independent learning skills that will translate into all aspects of their lives, is discussed. This book investigated one strategy for providing girls with…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Females
Ross, Kate – 2001
First in a series of books designed to accompany the compact disk "Help Yourself," this book provides suggestions for classroom activities using the CD songs as a springboard into a curriculum for promoting self-esteem and safety skills among preschool children. Each section begins with sheet music and complete lyrics for each of the 12 songs,…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Class Activities, Disabilities, Learning Activities
Larson, Colleen L.; Ovando, Carlos J. – 2001
This book is for administrators, teachers, policymakers, educational reformers, and community leaders who are concerned with achieving greater social justice in education. It provides an in-depth understanding of the challenges to schools brought about by lingering views of race, gender, ethnicity, and class, showing how the inequalities of the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Helbig, Alethea K.; Perkins, Agnes Regan – 2001
This book covers works of fiction, oral tradition, and poetry published from 1994 through 1999, and is deemed suitable for young people from preschool through high school. The book deals with four major ethnic groups within the United States: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native-American Indians. It contains 561…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans
Langrehr, John – 1988
Intended for practitioners, this book provides a valuable resource by offering teachers a volume of practical exercises for introducing and reinforcing a variety of fundamental thinking skills. Each exercise allows teachers and students in grades six through nine to focus on a selected thinking skill while serving as a stimulant for thoughtful…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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