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Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha – Childhood Education, 2019
Transforming schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn requires innovation at the teacher education level. The goal of inclusion is complex, and so it is critically important to prepare teachers to lead organizational change that will increase engagement and achievement of children with diverse learning abilities.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Learner Engagement, Educational Opportunities
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Carter, Margaret-Anne; Dasson, Merilyn – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses an exploratory study, reporting the practices of five principals leading character development in early childhood centers in Singapore. Acknowledging variations in leadership style, the pooled focus group findings show the common denominator is the principals' paradigm of authentic leadership informing a service-oriented…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Leadership Styles
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Li, Shi – Childhood Education, 2017
The findings of a seven-year national investigation about filial piety in China released in November 2015 indicate that an adult daughter has a stronger affective bond with old parents than an adult son. One major construct to distinguish family roles of daughters and sons is participation with household chores. By employing some psychological and…
Descriptors: Housework, Asian Culture, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Felleman-Fattal, Laura Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
Age-appropriate children's books can be an effective way to introduce and discuss issues of social justice with young students. These books can be the anchor for interdisciplinary lessons that integrate core content areas, such as language arts, science, and/or social studies with the visual and performing arts to enrich students' learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Social Justice
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Accardo, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2017
A yoga-based school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) may provide a foundation for teaching mindfulness and self-regulation in K-12 schools. Here, the use of yoga as a SWPBS was examined through a review of existing literature and interviews of yoga program facilitators. Yoga was reported to be effective as a pedagogical approach, and found…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Mental Health, Positive Behavior Supports
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Hartigan, Barbara F. – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness in teacher education, and especially early childhood special education, offers new teachers self-help methodologies that can relieve their personal stress while passing along these same strategies to the special education students in their classrooms. This study explores a constructivist approach to learning mindfulness in teacher…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Preservice Teachers
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Brown, Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
This study explored the self-reported effects of mindfuless instruction on pre-service elementary teachers in the context of a literacy education course. Twenty female undergraduates participated in a study that occurred over the course of a single semester in one university. Analysis of the results indicated that students were not significantly…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Perception, Preservice Teachers
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Childhood Education, 2017
Many mindfulness techniques and goals have natural connections for teachers, especially teachers of young children. Helping students expand their awareness beyond themselves, focus their attention, visualize, and be kind to one another are key aspects of a teacher's responsibilities. Mindfulness supports teachers as they focus on positive emotions…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Altruism, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Robertson, Judy; Manches, Andrew; Pain, Helen – Childhood Education, 2017
Thirty years ago, when personal computers were first becoming available in homes and schools, a large group of primary school-age children were asked to share their attitudes about computers, their conceptions regarding how computers function, and their beliefs concerning computers' agency. The researchers wanted to gather baseline data regarding…
Descriptors: Computers, Interviews, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina; Broadhead, Pat – Childhood Education, 2016
Educators stress the importance of play for children's cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development. In order to effectively advocate for the inclusion of play in education settings, it is important to fully understand it. Two researchers, one from England and one from the Netherlands, sought common ground for understanding what children…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Play, Interdisciplinary Approach, Peer Relationship
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Maigua, Yolanda Terán; Gutierrez-Gomez, Cathy – Childhood Education, 2016
As Indigenous populations around the world migrate, urbanize, and come into contact with a variety of other cultures, they risk loss of their ancient languages and cultural practices. In 2007, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In addition to the broader human rights like employment, security, and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Maintenance, Language Maintenance
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Polat, Özgül; Yavuz, Ezgi Aksin – Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood experiences have a great effect on the course of a child's life. Preschool education can offer benefits for children, particularly those who do not have advantages at home, including benefits related to academic skills, social-emotional development, and communication. Thus, preschool experiences are a potential key to improving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Readiness
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Spence, Lucy; Tanaka, Toshiya – Childhood Education, 2016
As young children enter formal schooling, they are at various points along their individual developmental paths toward literacy. Generally, their egocentric speech is becoming more social and they are building their capacity for logical thought and concrete problem-solving. This is a gradual development and teachers can support children's literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Child Development
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Kinos, Jarmo; Robertson, Leena; Barbour, Nancy; Pukk, Maarika – Childhood Education, 2016
The Convention on the Rights of the Child calls for children to be treated as human beings with a distinct set of rights, instead of as passive objects of care. They can and should be agents in their own lives. Child-initiated pedagogy recognizes this by respecting children's individual and collective views, interests, and motivations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childrens Rights
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Jepkemboi, Grace; Jolly, Pauline; Gillyard, KaNesha; Lissanu, Lydia – Childhood Education, 2016
According to UNICEF, 13.3 million children (0-17 years) worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Nearly 12 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, with other children who have been severely impacted by the AIDS pandemic, these orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) are at higher risk of missing out on schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Institutionalized Persons
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