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Gesell, Arnold – Childhood Education, 2017
From the standpoint of mental health and perhaps even from the standpoint of human culture, the complete realization of the educational possibilities of the preschool child is of foundational significance. Normative and comparative studies performed at a psychological clinic at Yale examining norms of development in children from one month to five…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Child Development, Personality
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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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Wheelock, Lucy – Childhood Education, 2017
Lucy Wheelock was the 2nd president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) (1895-1899), then the International Kindergarten Union. She also became involved in the National Congress of Mothers, a forerunner of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1929, she was appointed to the education committee of the League of Nations. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Philosophy, Child Development
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Hill, Patty Smith – Childhood Education, 2017
Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) was a leader in the kindergarten movement and an advocate of the value of free play in the education of young children. She was a founding member of the International Kindergarten Union, which eventually became the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). She also served as ACEI President in 1909. She…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Program Content
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Albaiz, Najla Essa; Ernest, James M. – Childhood Education, 2015
Discipline and behavior modification in schools is a culturally dependent and sensitive subject. Despite research demonstrating that corporal punishment is not effective, it remains a common practice in over 70 countries worldwide. School discipline practices vary widely around the world and even within national borders. While physical punishment…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Moral Development, Moral Values, Child Development
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Lilly, Elizabeth; Fields, Charla – Childhood Education, 2014
Writing and photography are composition processes that help develop children's linguistic and visual competencies, respectively. Using photography in teaching writing has been found to enhance students' literacy skills by naturally invoking their interest and motivation, and eventually strengthening the reading-writing relationship. Children can…
Descriptors: Photography, Writing Instruction, Grade 4, Student Motivation
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Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Gregory – Childhood Education, 2013
Studies and discussions around "good teaching practices" have often identified intentionality as the chief characteristic of outstanding teachers. Intentional teachers are identified as maintaining the habit of informed reflection as they plan, teach, reflect on, and revise the effectiveness of their practices. Intentional teaching strategies are…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Intentional Learning, Mathematical Concepts
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Tigistu, Kassahun – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite claims about the significance of early childhood education in improving later outcomes in an individual's life, this stage of development has not received sufficient attention by education systems across the world. Until recently, early education or preschool education did not come under the purview of the formal education system in most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational History, Child Care
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Tadesse, Selamawit; Washington, Patsy – Childhood Education, 2013
Research indicates that there are positive effects when young children read and explore books for pleasure, as such activities help build the skills and knowledge that are critical to schooling. Reading for pleasure is facilitated when children have access to books in their own homes. There are great variations in children's book ownership…
Descriptors: Young Children, Books, Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents seeking a sound education for their children are looking beyond the narrow boundaries of test scores into the realm of character education. This article explores how parenting approaches can help children live fulfilling lives in the present and also prepare them for future adult roles in personal, social, and professional spheres.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Child Development, Values Education
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Emfinger, Kay – Childhood Education, 2012
The transition from preschool to elementary school is an important period for all families but can be particularly difficult for children from low-income families (Pianta, Rimm-Kaufman, & Cox, 1999). Transition involves not only the children's "readiness," especially in terms of literacy, but also how families, preschools, and schools interact and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Childhood Education, 2012
Parent-educator partnerships are an important element of effective early childhood, K-12, and special education programs (Dunst, Trivette, & Snyder, 2000; Tabors, 2008). While early childhood and other classrooms in the United States are increasingly diverse, the teachers in those classrooms are unlikely to be of the same linguistic or cultural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Immigrants, Kindergarten, Cultural Background
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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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