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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Krolikowski, Sue; Vaswani, Thrity G. – Childhood Education, 2006
Interagency collaboration is critically needed to address an exponentially increasing immigrant population in the United States. In this article, the authors, in presenting the case study on the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD), advocate for interagency collaboration to help immigrant children and families, and provide…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Agency Cooperation, Student Diversity, Case Studies
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Phillips, Jacqueline S.; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes struggle of Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania to preserve migratory lifestyle while remaking their schooling system. Addresses goals, content and method, and outcomes for both indigenous and Western Maasai education. Considers educational implications for migratory lifestyles and recommends listening to, building trust with, and empowering…
Descriptors: Access to Education, African Culture, Child Role, Community Involvement
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 2001
Introduces this special issue on migration and education, describing the common underlying organizational framework for articles in this issue. Presents five common content strands regarding global immigration and schooling, including multiple reasons for migration, initial marginalization of immigrant groups, gaining resilience from support…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education
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Rubin, Lori; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 2001
Recommendations for educators were offered by Chaldean (Catholics of Babylonian descent, majority immigrated from Iraq) adolescents. Themes from focus group interviews related to communication with family, peers, and in the academic setting. Recommended educational strategies included sustaining students' first languages, showing understanding of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Samuels, Barbara G. – Childhood Education, 1996
Discusses child peer relationships in relation to teacher's role; object-conflict, sharing, and cooperation; causal, consequential, and alternative thinking; inferring and responding to emotions; perspective taking and empathy; and initiating friendship and group entry. Claims that children's discussion documents their growing understanding of…
Descriptors: Children, Cooperation, Emotional Response, Empathy
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Honigman, Joann J.; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 1998
Examines the benefits of art education that go beyond art production to encompass an expansive view of art. Describes a kindergarten project called "Painting with Scissors" that implements this approach to art education. Through it, art became a way of knowing, understanding, and viewing the world; of constructing and expressing ideas;…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education
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Rodrick-Athans, Linda; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 1997
Points out that every four months the number of reported AIDS cases among adolescents doubles. Describes and evaluates a comprehensive AIDS prevention education program for preteens. Identifies adolescent attitudes as barriers to effective AIDS education. Presents strategies to break down barriers and promote acceptance of AIDS education,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Attitude Change, Community Involvement
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Gonzalez-Mena, Janet – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes the significance of culture in infant care. Questions the universality of child development theory and research findings. Discusses cultural issues related to sleeping routines, including co-sleeping arrangements, the role of cultural elders or expert specialists, consequences of co-sleeping, and using an evolutionary, cross-cultural,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Cultural Influences, Infant Behavior
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Vaswani, Thrity G. – Childhood Education, 1999
Examines the rationale for expanding teachers' roles, using preschool education in the slums of Baroda, India, as an illustrative study, and its implications for teacher preparation in 21st-century United States. Considers the roles of child educator and advocate, family-life educator, environment educator, economic adviser, and health educator.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Advocacy, Cooperation, Elementary Education
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Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 1995
Recounts an interview with Professor Amita Verma. Highlights Professor Verma's contributions to practice, research, and policy in early childhood education and development at the national level in India. Suggests sources of information and the influence of various leaders on early childhood education and care in India. Indicates that concern about…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research