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Zirbes, Laura – Childhood Education, 2017
Rights are statements of claim. The very conception of human rights cannot be understood without reference to the aggressive disposition to invade, violate, or override them. When socially sensitive leaders rise to the acceptance of these rights,... gradually such expressions of social conviction are either set aside due to some less idealistic…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Early Childhood Education
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Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa – Childhood Education, 2016
Current thinking in education reform focuses on how we can prepare students to be successful in both the classroom and their professional careers. Preparing students for their lives beyond school is an important role of education, and this includes encouraging students to be independent and self-regulated learners. Cultivating an adaptive…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Independent Study, Parent School Relationship, Change Strategies
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Miller, Suzanne S. – Childhood Education, 2012
In 1966, the author was part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in Micronesia. Acquired by the United States in WWII, Micronesia became a U.S. Trust Territory. It since has become an independent country, but through a "Compact of Free Association" (2003), the United States provides some financial support, and Micronesians are…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Disadvantaged
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Whitehead, Diane P. – Childhood Education, 2009
In recent years, much has been made of the increase in student absenteeism. However, an issue that has not received as much attention, but one that is equally critical to childhood education, is that of teacher absenteeism. It is important to note that schools are not only centers of learning, but also institutions that provide continuity for…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Attendance, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Welfare
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Sirota, Elaine; Bailey, Lora – Childhood Education, 2009
Some research studies indicate that a content knowledge gap exists between minority and non-minority children, especially young children from poor families. One factor contributing to this problem may be that teachers expect minority children to learn subject matter at a slower rate than their counterparts. It has been found that teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Children
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Whitehead, Diane – Childhood Education, 2009
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) has a long and proud history as an association of members dedicated to the cause of childhood education. The word "association" originates from the word "associate," for which there exists several definitions, with the common distinction of joining together or uniting in partnership. When…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, Institutional Mission
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Colbert, Ron – Childhood Education, 2009
With the rapid onset of globalization and increasing demand from business, government, and schools for fluency in another language, the author decided to learn Spanish. Driven by a desire to acquire functional language abilities in Spanish, he has embarked on this "better late than never" opportunity to learn the language, and in this…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Learning Experience