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Moinolnolki, Neda; Han, Myae – Childhood Education, 2017
As populations migrate and seek refuge around the world, educators in receiving countries need information about how to provide meaningful education experiences. Refugee children have higher rates of school dropout and are faced with many challenges, such as acculturation stress, poverty, poor housing, dangerous neighborhoods, and psychological…
Descriptors: Refugees, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Educational Legislation
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McNulty, Carol P.; Brown, Mark S. – Childhood Education, 2009
The teaching force in the United States is facing an impending crisis, one that Scherff (2008) describes as a "perfect storm," due to massive retirements, increasing impractical mandates related to the No Child Left Behind Act, and an alarmingly high teacher attrition rate. This unprecedented crisis in both the supply and retention of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Persistence, Disproportionate Representation
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hickman, Rosemary – Childhood Education, 2008
Opportunities for professional development can benefit the practice of teaching, the learning of students, and the culture of schooling. Thus, considerable attention has been given to effective professional development programs and many reform agendas have made such initiatives a priority (No Child Left Behind, 2002; National Board for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2008
Struggling readers may regularly worry about reading at an appropriate speed and intonation. Fluency is a "hot" topic according to Jack Cassidy's annual reading survey published in "Reading Today," in which he interviews various literacy experts throughout the United States on the hot and not-so-hot reading topics. Fluency…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Informal Reading Inventories, Reading Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Lacina, Jan; Hannibal, Mary Anne – Childhood Education, 2008
"The great teacher is not the man [or woman] who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is an important reminder that education involves more than just teaching academic content and meeting state, or national, standards. Teachers inspire, encourage, challenge,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship
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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2008
As a prelude to the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, President Bush charged a Commission on Excellence in Special Education with evaluating the current status of special education on the national, state, and local levels. One of the Commission's recommendations concerned the need to implement and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Identification
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Liu, Karen – Childhood Education, 2008
On April 30, 2008, at the White House Rose Garden, President Bush announced that Michael Geisen, a middle school 7th-grade science teacher from Prineville, Oregon, would be the recipient of the 2008 National Teacher of the Year honor. The National Teacher of the Year is selected by a National Selection Committee, which consists of 15 major…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Awards, Professional Associations, Recognition (Achievement)
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Flores, Margaret M. – Childhood Education, 2008
Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) is a set of principles helpful in guiding the process of designing classroom environments and instruction that are conducive to the learning of all students. UDI, designed by the Center for Applied Special Technology, is a framework that has been successful for all students, including those with disabilities…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Middle School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Odland, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2007
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is currently being reviewed in Congress for reauthorization. NCLB, among the most significant U.S. education initiatives, reauthorized the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and is founded on four primary objectives: (1) increasing accountability for states, school districts, and schools; (2) giving…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Sanctions, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the author observes how a combination of interrelated elements are currently changing the face of the civilizing traditions of the U.S. education and forming a new culture of childhood. These include: (1) the standardization of education; (2) the dissolution of traditional spontaneous play; and (3) the growing specter of poverty…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Play
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Kato, Tsuguhiko; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2007
The perceived crisis in reading achievement may be misplaced--the real crisis may be what is ignored in the curriculum. People are alarmed at the lack of emphasis being placed on teaching content knowledge in many of today's classrooms. They laugh when Jay Leno takes to the street, interviewing teenagers and young adults who do not have the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Young Adults, Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests
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Odland, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2006
The Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, was intended to breathe new life into U.S. schools--to raise the achievement level of elementary and secondary schools and ensure that all children have equal access to a quality education. Signed into law by President George…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Presidents, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Quality
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Tewhey, Karen – Childhood Education, 2006
In this article, the author features the Children's Support Services (CSS) project in Lowell, Massachusetts, which is an interagency, multidisciplinary program that provides young children and their families a range of child development, mental health, and family support services. The CSS project, which was begun in September 2000, addresses the…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Mental Health, Family Programs, Child Development
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Tolbert, Linda; Theobald, Paul – Childhood Education, 2006
In the spring of 2005, the Bush administration announced that guidelines for following the mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had been made less restrictive. More of this "loosening" will follow, albeit quietly, lest the public discover the delusional qualities that went into the original version of the bill. Nevertheless, NCLB has…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Urban Education, Public Education, Early Childhood Education
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2005
This article describes the author's experience when visiting her grandson's kindergarten classroom. The author is a parent, and at one time was a kindergarten teacher, program director, supervisor of student teachers, and consultant, so she's been involved for well over 40 years with a vast number of children as they have had their very special…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Motor Development, Emotional Development
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