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Tavangar, Homa Sabet – Childhood Education, 2017
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of "Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World" (Random House, 2009) and "The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners" (Sage/Corwin, 2014). She works with diverse schools, corporations, non-profits, and children's media on optimizing learning, empathy, inclusion,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Child Development, Guides, Elementary School Students
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Johnston, Scott; Kotabe, Tadahito – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes a typical day in a Japanese third-grade classroom, focusing on the need to address social and academic growth. Shows how although students work in groups of 6 or 7 and take on responsibilities as a group, students' individualism is not suppressed. Describes the teacher's goals of developing students' thinking skills, ability to express…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Bodycott, Peter – Childhood Education, 1993
Offers an alternative approach to spelling instruction as exemplified in a fourth-grade teacher's spelling program. The program emphasizes learning how to spell as opposed to learning spellings and considers students' individual needs. Discusses the program's classroom orientation, weekly spelling timetable, and general underlying principles. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Individualized Instruction, Intermediate Grades
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Tiballi,Brooke; Drake, Laura – Childhood Education, 1993
Reviews research on literature discussion groups, which suggests that groups allow readers to bring personal experiences to and take meaning from books, and young readers come to deeper levels of understanding. Discusses the use of literature groups in a kindergarten classroom, focusing on the teacher's use of and responses to literature, and the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discussion Groups
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Au, Kathryn H.; Kawakami, Alice J. – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses possible solutions to the problem of schools' widespread failure to meet minority students' needs. Considers theoretical perspectives that underlie these possible solutions, and illustrates the application of the solutions through examples of teachers' work with students of native Hawaiian ancestry at the Kamehameha Elementary Education…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Hatch, J. Amos – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the assumptions and principles of emergent literacy and establishes the need to reconceptualize kindergarten practice in the area of literacy education. Conclusions drawn from a series of studies of current kindergarten practice in a large midwestern state are considered. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Emergent Literacy
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Cesarone, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1994
Summarizes 11 ERIC documents and journal articles on teaching conflict resolution to students, particularly students in the middle grades. Includes discussions of conflict among students and strategies for dealing with violence in schools, descriptions of conflict resolution programs and projects implemented in schools, and an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making Skills
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Van West, Patricia E. – Childhood Education, 1982
Focuses, in summary fashion, on the history and development of children's play-groups in the Netherlands, as well as their goals and philosophy, classroom structure and format, the role of parents, requirements for teachers and staffing, and methods of financing. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Financial Support