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Leroy, Lieve; Nguyen, Thi Chau – Childhood Education, 2019
Context has a significant impact on the relative success of efforts to innovate in the classroom. Thus, it is important to understand the role of school leaders as both gatekeepers and facilitators within their specific context.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Innovation, Leadership Role
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Riojas-Cortez, Mari; Montemayor, Allegra; Leveridge, Tinney – Childhood Education, 2019
As early childhood educators employ technology in their classrooms, it is important to have a process to ensure that learning needs are being met.
Descriptors: Media Selection, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Peyraud, Germain – Childhood Education, 2018
While inclusive education has been part of the education system for a long time in the United States and elsewhere, it is an innovative approach just starting to be established in some countries around the world, including Burkina Faso.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Barriers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Healy, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2017
This article describes the reasoning and structure behind the staff of the Bureau of Educational Experiments during the past few years of research and nursery school work. The demands from schools for teachers who are more capable inspired the Bureau of Educational Experiments to action and resulted in the "Bank Street School"--the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Teaching Skills
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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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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Hancock, Robin – Childhood Education, 2017
Development of positive self-identity is the foundation for appreciating one's place within the global community. For children who encounter negative messages about their worth, learning to feel good about themselves and their position in the world is even more important. If children are to be truly empathic and respectful of others, they need to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Global Approach, Empathy, Self Concept
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Aljabreen, Haifa Hassan; Lash, Martha – Childhood Education, 2016
Despite differences in specific teaching styles, nations around the world are united in the belief that early education is essential for preparing children for success throughout their school life and beyond. This tenet is as applicable to the Saudi Arabian early childhood education (ECE) system as it is anywhere else. Yet, little is actually…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Early Childhood Education
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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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Zhang, Kaili C. – Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood care options and practices differ around the world, as influenced by societal perspectives and needs. As early educators and policymakers around the world work to improve education and care services to better serve young children and their families, we must consider context-specific values and standards of quality to ensure early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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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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Bentley, Dana; Reppucci, Anthony – Childhood Education, 2013
The Thanksgiving Day holiday celebrated in the United States is generally traced to a first harvest celebration in the newly established Plymouth colony (present-day Massachusetts). Traditional storytelling describes the first Thanksgiving feast as having been attended by 53 Pilgrims (the European settlers) and 90 Native Americans. The holiday can…
Descriptors: Young Children, Preschool Education, Holidays, United States History
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Plowman, Lydia; McPake, Joanna – Childhood Education, 2013
Parents and educators tend to have many questions about young children's play with computers and other technologies at home. They can find it difficult to know what is best for children because these toys and products were not around when they were young. Some will say that children have an affinity for technology that will be valuable in their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Information Technology, Misconceptions, Computers
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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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