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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2017
The first issue of "Childhood Education," published in 1924, included an article by the eminent physician, Arnold Gesell. In the article, "The Significance of the Nursery School" he advocated for early childhood education, indicating its importance for both promoting the development of young children and supporting and…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2002
Discusses advantages of technology such as handheld computers in classrooms that include children with disabilities. Asks how technological devices affect very young children with or without disabilities and reviews criteria for selecting software, Web sites, and resources for teaching with technology. (DLH)
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Resources
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes how one teacher found that children of every ability level are very motivated to create technology-enhanced projects using the Internet, online databases, scanned pictures and drawings, and video clips or hyperlinks. Notes that such projects can help teachers differentiate curriculum for all children, and lists resources for teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2001
Maintains that computer software and Internet exploration introduce playful elements into learning. Discusses the implications of "edutainment," a technologically mediated learning/enjoyment combination of experiences. Suggests that school may no longer be the primary site for learning but that teachers may need to reevaluate their…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes the wave of new technology-enhanced "smart toys," ranging from simple interactive toys to those simulating actions of real animals. Notes the lack of research on the effects of these toys on children's brain organization, learning, or behavior. Describes impact of various software programs on children's learning, discussing…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Play
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2000
Discusses ways to enhance children's learning opportunities through technologically based approaches. Recounts an interview with a 13-year-old girl about her use of computers for and in school and considers implications of the interview for teachers seeking to improve technology training. Lists Internet, paper, and software resources for teaching…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computers, Educational Resources, Educational Technology
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2000
Uses a "good practice" example from a Reggio Emilia-inspired university program for 4.5- to 6-year-olds to show how the director and teachers used educational technology to enrich the depth and meaning of the children's long-term projects, which are an integral part of the teaching practice. Includes print, Internet, and software resources for…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Documentation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 1992
Four major teaching strategies for linking humor and learning are identified: (1) to perform as models of humor; (2) to select learning materials that foster the expression of humor; (3) to elicit expressions of humor; and (4) to be responsive and appreciative. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 1994
Discusses the origins and current status of the team-teaching approach in elementary education, reviewing research that examines the benefits and drawbacks of this approach. Also reports on one teacher's experiences with team teaching. (MDM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 1994
Argues that teachers can either completely prohibit aggressive play in school, which is often difficult, or allow children to channel their aggression into certain types of aggressive play. Examines how increasing violence among youth questions previous assumptions about the implications of violent play. (MDM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Child Behavior
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 1994
Examines the trend toward outcome-based assessment that demonstrates what children have really learned by evaluating what they can do in actual or simulated applied situations. Discusses theories of performance assessment, the qualities of good authentic performance assessment, and ways of integrating authentic assessment with traditional…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 1993
Discusses four strategies teachers can use to encourage friendships among and to develop interpersonal skills of students when incorporating special needs children into regular classroom settings. Strategies involve: (1) establishing a classroom climate that encourages peer interaction; (2) encouraging deeper friendships with diverse children; (3)…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students