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Smith, Wendy; Crane, Annya – Childhood Education, 2019
Worldreader, the nonprofit organization with a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader, is proving that mobile phones can be used as tools for engaging parents in reading to their young children. Knowing the cognitive and developmental benefits of reading to children from an early age, Worldreader set out to leverage the ubiquity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Sawhney, Arjun – Childhood Education, 2019
The first six years of a child's life are the most critical years for development, and appropriate health care, nutrition, stimulation, affection, and education are critical for healthy development. These early years also present a window of opportunity to mitigate any developmental concerns. With the right intervention, the child's health,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Physicians
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Harkins, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Active involvement of multiple stakeholders is vital to ensuring effective implementation of education innovation. The ground-breaking collaboration described in this article addressed barriers to education through effective cross-sector collaboration among civil society, business, and government stakeholders.
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Cooperation, School Business Relationship
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Ahrens, Maurice R. – Childhood Education, 2017
In this article, Maurice Ahrens, having interviewed teachers, principals, and supervisors presents a discussion of why some innovative changes in education failed and others succeeded. The purpose was to identify and discuss the reasons. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v49 n4 1973 in celebration of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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Hindin, Alisa; Steiner, Lilly M.; Dougherty, Susan – Childhood Education, 2017
This article focuses on two programs that were created to enhance parent involvement practices in literacy. The goal of both programs was to create for parents enjoyable and rich experiences around literacy in the home, while demonstrating for parents how teachers approach reading instruction in the classroom. Programs to increase and support…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Emergent Literacy, Children
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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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Sailes, JaDora; Cleveland, Roger; Tyler, Tiffany – Childhood Education, 2014
Recognizing the role of cultural audits in identifying a school's organizational and cultural characteristics, this article offers insight about developing school improvement plans. The multiple cultures that shape the "null curriculum" of a school, in which certain concepts and skills are left out of students' scope of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Cultural Awareness, Audits (Verification), Institutional Characteristics
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Thirumurthy, Vidya – Childhood Education, 2014
Parents play a key role in children's academic success. In this article, the author describes a sample of India's middle- and working-class parents' involvement in children's academic activities and the nature of support they provide for their children. In each case, everyday activities at home, often replicating school-based activities, indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Parent Student Relationship, Middle Class
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Colley, Binta M. – Childhood Education, 2014
Research indicates the positive effects parental involvement can have in reinforcing learners' beliefs about their ability to succeed. In this article, the author explores the nature of parental involvement in children's education in the Republic of the Gambia. The Gambian example reemphasizes the value of parent-school partnerships as a constant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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Tadesse, Selamawit – Childhood Education, 2014
Children coming from refugee families have special psychological, social, and academic needs, and their success greatly depends on the positive support they receive from the host community. Teachers and peers at the school can provide cumulative support to help these children and their families overcome major socio-cultural and educational…
Descriptors: Refugees, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Participation
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett – Childhood Education, 2013
Recent research on parental involvement has explored connections between parental involvement in school and children's academic achievement. While many schools have active parent organizations and a base of parents who offer additional support, others struggle to make connections with their parents or community members. Even in places with active…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Family School Relationship, Disproportionate Representation
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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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Riedinger, Kelly – Childhood Education, 2012
This article begins with two examples that demonstrate adult interactions with young learners during conversations in informal learning environments. Family visits to informal learning environments provide opportunities to learn together, interact, engage in conversations, and learn more about one another. This article explores family learning in…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Program Content, Speech Communication
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Huisman, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2012
Reading, writing, and communicating, also known as literacy, are important cognitive skills to teach within society. Early literacy is knowledge about reading and writing before actually being able to read and write and is the foundation to future reading and writing skills (Ghoting & Martin-Diaz, 2006). The role of families in developing early…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Emergent Literacy, Parent Role, Parent Participation
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Dail, Alanna Rochelle; McGee, Lea M. – Childhood Education, 2008
Making the transition from preschool to kindergarten is a milestone in a young child's life, and it does not always go smoothly. Consequently, the authors developed Shared Summer School, a unique approach to kindergarten transition, in which preschool and kindergarten teachers jointly taught children prior to their kindergarten entry. Shared…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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