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Doescher, Susan M.; Sugawara, Alan I. – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes three strategies teachers may use in developing a prosocial classroom environment for preschool children. Strategies include: (1) examination of teacher attitudes about prosocial behavior among preschool children; (2) examination of teaching techniques; and (3) evaluation of the classroom environment and curriculum. (RJC)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1992
Discusses how parents can discipline their children successfully. Distinguishes between punishment, permissiveness, and discipline. Provides parents with guidelines on positive steps in disciplining their children with practices that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level, especially infants, toddlers, and preschool children.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Rearing, Discipline, Family Environment
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Swick, Kevin J.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 1983
Describes aspects of the father's role from the birthing process through the infant, preschool, and kindergarten-primary years and into the elementary and middle years of childhood. (RH)
Descriptors: Birth, Child Rearing, Elementary School Students, Fathers
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Leppo, Marjorie L.; Davis, Diane; Crim, Bruce – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines the link between movement experiences--and their consequences during infancy--and cognitive development. Explains how movement stimulates cognitive development, the role of aerobic activity, and the importance of skill development. Offers suggestions for enhancing preschool motor learning experiences, practicing movement fundamentals,…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Health, Cognitive Development, Education
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Gelfer, Jeffrey I. – Childhood Education, 1991
Partnerships between teachers and parents provide benefits for children's education. Suggested methods by which teachers can establish communications with parents include telephone conferences, printed communications, encouragement of parental visits, developmental checklists sent home, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, and workshops for…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students
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Gargiulo, Richard M.; Graves, Stephen B. – Childhood Education, 1991
To improve the relationship between educators and parents of handicapped children, educators should try to understand the feelings and attitudes of the parents of a child with a disability. Listed are seven suggestions for teachers to help them work effectively with parents and encourage parent participation in the education of handicapped…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Emotional Response, Empathy, Parent Attitudes
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Essa, Eva L.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1995
Describes the illness and death of a young boy enrolled in an early childhood program. Discusses how maintaining open communication, sharing genuine reactions, talking with parents and a clinical psychologist, sharing carefully chosen books, and supporting the child and his family throughout the experience were helpful in coping with this event.…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Coping, Death, Early Childhood Education
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Cohen, Stewart – Childhood Education, 1994
Provides examples of age-appropriate saving and spending activities that teachers can encourage in students to help them develop wise consumer behaviors. Suggests that younger children can save money in piggy banks or savings accounts, and older students can utilize checking accounts and mutual funds. All students can donate unneeded possessions…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Early Childhood Education