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Brown, Nancy; Bartram, Lydia – Childhood Education, 2018
Since the late 1800s, laboratory schools are dedicated to research and furthering innovation in education. They are also an excellent place for various disciplines to come together in search of best practices.
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Education
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Batey, Jacqueline J. – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the ways that researchers have found to expand and inform global thinking about the impact of education is through international teaching experiences for students preparing to become teachers. "People have always been curious about the ways that societies acquire and use knowledge, the way that knowledge is translated into skills, the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Internship Programs, Teaching Experience
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Ploger, Don; Hecht, Steven – Childhood Education, 2012
Although learning mathematics certainly depends upon accurate understanding of the facts of multiplication, it requires much more. This study examines the relationship between a meaningful understanding of arithmetic operations and the mastery of basic facts. The study began with a joke about a mistaken mathematical fact. The children appreciated…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Memory, Multiplication, Mathematics
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Machado, Aileen Socarras – Childhood Education, 2008
As a private child care center owner, administrator, and teacher, the author has come across many issues that seem impossible to resolve or manage in positive ways. These issues have included adapting curricula, scheduling, budgeting, dealing with many different agencies, educating families, educating staff, and, among other countless issues,…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Januszka, Cynthia; Dixon-Krauss, Lisbeth – Childhood Education, 2008
A substantial amount of controversy surrounds the issue of class size in public schools. Parents and teachers are on one side, touting the benefits of smaller class sizes (e.g., increased academic achievement, greater student-teacher interaction, utilization of more innovative teaching strategies, and a decrease in discipline problems). On the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Small Classes, Literature Reviews, Discipline Problems
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Szente, Judit – Childhood Education, 2008
In this article, the author introduces a service-learning component that enabled her to create a meaningful university-school relationship. This reciprocal relationship allowed her students to contribute over 1,500 hours of academic tutoring for culturally and linguistically diverse children in central Florida, benefiting not only children, but…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Learning Experience, Enrichment, Teaching Methods
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Bird, Jennifer Lynne – Childhood Education, 2007
As a high school English teacher in Ohio and later as a college professor of future teachers in Florida, the author, who loved choreographing dance routines, viewed teaching as consisting of both artistic and technical elements. Like dance which is a combination of artistic and technical skills, teaching also requires the combination of both…
Descriptors: Dance, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Learning Activities
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Harlin, Rebecca; Murray, Rosemary; Shea, Mary – Childhood Education, 2007
It is essential to develop future teachers' views of diversity, as contemporary teachers teach large numbers of students who are not like them linguistically or culturally. Teacher educators are responsible for preparing preservice and inservice literacy teachers to be effective in these increasingly diverse classrooms. They should continue to…
Descriptors: Novels, Teacher Educators, Literature Appreciation, Reader Text Relationship
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Dimidjian, Victoria Jean – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes the Even Start Family Literacy Program in Immokalee, Florida, which has helped parents gain language skills, find community connections and services, and learn parenting and job skills, while also providing their children with positive educational experiences. Includes case studies of four families, as well as listing program…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Children, Family Literacy
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Greathouse, Betty; Sparling, Saundra – Childhood Education, 1993
Examines the advantages and disadvantages of African-American male-only classes and schools, which are staffed mainly by African-American male teachers. Focuses on attempts to create such institutions in Detroit, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Dade County, Florida. (MDM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Institutions, Black Students, Black Teachers