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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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Hu, Bi Ying; Kong, Zhaowei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2014
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) scholars and health professionals worldwide share a common concern about the decline in children's physical development and activity due to lack of access to good quality outdoor environments. Early childhood education and care facilities across the world have been affected by trends that are limiting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Recreational Activities
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Weldemariam, Kassahun Tigistu – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is a natural and significant aspect of children's learning and development. Adults can be important to children's play, as they act as "play agents." Their involvement significantly influences the quality of the play activities in which children engage. The author briefly reviews the theoretical assumptions about adults' role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Preschool Education
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Fatai O., Ismail Abdul; Faqih, Asrul; Bustan, Wafa K. – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is generally identified as a basic tool for effective learning and development in children. This study explores the ways in which amorphous or unstructured play contributes to children's overall development at the pre-primary level, helping to develop cognitive, social, and motor skills. The findings indicate that through unstructured play,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Swann, Annette C. – Childhood Education, 2009
Young children are most attracted to classroom centers that offer the lively social interaction of play, stimulating construction activities, or animated computer programs. Efforts to create an attractive art center with abundant shelves of markers, crayons, various kinds of paper, and assorted materials attract a few children who want to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Play, Interpersonal Relationship, Toys
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Konishi, Chizuko – Childhood Education, 2007
While some studies have examined second language (L2) learning in young children who have at least one peer who speaks the same first language (L1) in the same preschool classroom (Clarke, 1999; Damhuis, 1993; Fraser & Wakefield, 1986), little research has been done concerning a young child learning an L2 through play in a natural setting in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Preschool Children, Females
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Cassidy, Deborah J.; Mims, Sharon; Rucker, Lia; Boone, Sheresa – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the curriculum activities in one child-centered, developmentally appropriate child care facility preschool classroom. Explains how activities are selected according to children's needs, interest, and ability, and how activities address the kindergarten core competencies mandated by the North Carolina public school system. Asserts that…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Environment, Kindergarten, Play
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Strom, Robert D. – Childhood Education, 1975
Encourages parents to have more respect for children's play and to spend more time observing their child's play because observation is an effective form of reinforcement. (ED)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Observation, Parent Participation, Play
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Essa, Eva L.; Murray, Colleen I. – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses the ambivalence felt by early-childhood teachers about young children's sexual behaviors. Focuses on the importance of context in understanding normal sexual development in young children and specific behaviors that might signal an underlying problem. Presents a continuum of young children's sexual behaviors, ranging from normal to…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Play
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Henniger, Michael L. – Childhood Education, 1987
Analyzes the impact that play has on science and mathematics learning for preschool and elementary school children. Examples are given of learning opportunities in science and mathematics available through children's play. Also considers the attitudes developed through play--curiosity, divergent thinking and motivation--essential to learning in…
Descriptors: Curiosity, Divergent Thinking, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Greenlaw, M. Jean – Childhood Education, 1984
Lists games and play activities for toddlers through 10-year-olds that can be linked to specific children's books. (CI)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Play
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Rybczynski, Marcia; Troy, Anne – Childhood Education, 1995
Presents theory and research to help preschool teachers understand literacy-enriched play centers, in terms of their purposes and outcomes. Describe a pilot project using play centers in a preschool classroom and provides guidelines for planning and using such a center. (ET)
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Learning Centers (Classroom), Literacy Education
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Tegano, Deborah W.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1989
Offers strategies which preschool teachers can use to facilitate children's problem-solving skills through play in the context of the Play and Problem-Solving Model. Discusses the clues children give teachers when they need help and what kind of help children need to solve problems. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Thinking, Exploratory Behavior, Play
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Devoney, Catherine; And Others – Childhood Education, 1974
Describes research on procedures implemented to increase the social play of handicapped preschool children. The use of nonhandicapped children as models increased quantity and quality of play in the target population. (DP)
Descriptors: Handicapped Children, Intervention, Play, Preschool Children