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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes the four levels of the early childhood education system in Cuba. Includes information on home visit programs for new parents, child care programs, preschool programs, programs for 5-year-olds, and primary school programs. Emphasizes that parents, relatives, teachers, and the larger community share the responsibility of educating young…
Descriptors: Child Care, Community Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Responsibility
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Theilheimer, Rachel – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes efforts of a U.S. teacher education program to help early childhood education students learn about working with immigrant families. Notes that weekly meetings between early childhood majors and fellow students who were immigrants to discuss children's books were an effective vehicle for generating conversations that led prospective…
Descriptors: College Students, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Rosen, Jacqueline L.; Palmer, Mary B. – Childhood Education, 1974
Outlines the basic elements of an experimental program in educational leadership, the Cary Leadership Fellows Program of the Bank Street College of Education, and gives some of the assessments the Fellows made of their training. (CS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Individual Development, Interviews, Leadership Qualities
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Garrett, Judith N.; Kelley, Michael F. – Childhood Education, 2000
Discusses the need for universities to better meet the needs of the early intervention and special education community. Describes the Concentration in Infants and Young Children within the M.Ed. in Special Education program at Arizona State University West. Features include an Individualized Student Learning Plan to guide student progress,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Preschool Teachers, Program Descriptions
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Kain, Daniel L.; Hays, Patricia A.; Wunderlich, Karen Weller – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes the Integrated Secondary Teacher Education Program (I-STEP), offered at Northern Arizona University, which educates teachers for middle school careers. Describes program features: (1) integration; (2) field experience; (3) inquiry and problem--based learning; (4) intense collaboration; and (5) alternative student assessment models. (KB)
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inquiry, Middle School Teachers
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Little, Mary E. – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes the Professional Development Schools (PDS) initiative to simultaneously restructure schools and teacher education programs. Outlines program components. Presents steps to develop an inclusive PDS through the University of Central Florida-Daytona Beach, Volusia County School District, and the Florida Inclusion Network, including public…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Brindley, Roger; Fleege, Pam; Graves, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2000
Describes an early childhood mentorship model used at the University of South Florida to provide support to early childhood educators. Discusses the importance of mentoring for teacher retention. Presents findings from a professional needs survey of 84 graduates, of which a core group of 30 were identified as potential master cooperating teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Mentors
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Kies, Kathleen M. – Childhood Education, 1971
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Junior High Schools
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Pederson, Clara A. – Childhood Education, 1971
In an attempt to create more individualized modes of instruction for elementary pupils, the University of North Dakota established an alternative teacher education program to prepare both prospective and experienced teachers for their new roles in changing schools. (AJ)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction
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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
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Sailor, Dorothy Holin – Childhood Education, 1977
Describes the government-financed preschool program in the Netherlands. (SB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Support