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Szente, Judit; Hoot, James – Childhood Education, 2004
Major obstacles threaten the future of Ethiopia. Global publicity regarding the drought of 1986 has left the world with images of starving and orphaned Ethiopian children. Such conditions do still exist in parts of this nation, in which 45 percent of the population falls below the national poverty line (The World Factbook, 2003). In a nation of…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Grossman, Sue; Williston, Judy – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes strategies teacher educators and supervisors can use to help early childhood teachers learn appropriate teaching practices. Methods, techniques, and strategies discussed include modeling, observing teachers in action, discussing sample scenarios, providing direct instruction, readings, writing assignments, and supervised practice.…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education, Modeling (Psychology), Observational Learning
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O'Brien, Leigh M. – Childhood Education, 2003
Contends that the American education system needs to abandon the current trend toward holding, sorting, and indoctrinating students to be workers and consumers, an inherently antidemocratic education model. Suggests that education's highest priority should be education for active citizenry in a democratic society. Presents and analyzes John…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Andrijasevic, Janko – Childhood Education, 2003
Presents a translator's view of an international seminar in the country of Georgia that focused on creating a democratic community of learners (see p340-43, PS534652, in this issue). Discusses perspectives on interactions and tensions among participants. Similarly, delineates personal and professional experiences gained at the seminar. (SD)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Democracy, Democratic Values, Early Childhood Education
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Dundua, Shalva – Childhood Education, 2003
Highlights the challenges faced by a teacher educator from the country of Georgia during implementation of the Step by Step and the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking initiatives. Addresses both the difficulty and the promise of changing traditional institutional culture in Georgia that dates from the Soviet era. (SD)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Milic, Sasa – Childhood Education, 2003
Highlights challenges, barriers, and successes faced by a teacher educator from the country of Montenegro during implementation of the Step by Step (SBS) program. Presents comparative information about traditional and reformed educational practices in Montenegro. Discusses the pedagogical implications of SBS implementation, and the importance of…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Cultural Influences, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Rutar, Sonja; Kotenko, Kateryna; Lohvynenko, Tetyana; Moyer, Joan – Childhood Education, 2003
Assessed the challenges faced by teacher educators from Slovenia and Ukraine as they implemented the Step by Step (SBS) initiative. Gathered information from Master Teacher Trainers about participation in educating preschool and primary children in a SBS program. Garnered important information concerning progress toward a more democratic approach…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Pohan, Cathy A. – Childhood Education, 2003
Discusses the challenge of providing preservice teachers with the knowledge and skills needed for effective participation in a democratic society. Focuses on the importance of understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens living in a democracy. Emphasizes citizenship for a democracy, dimensions of effective classroom management and…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Classroom Environment
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Swaminathan, Sudha; Yelland, Nicola – Childhood Education, 2003
World-wide incorporation of new technologies into the classroom has revealed many common issues. These include the following: governments link educational technology to their country's stature; appropriate teacher training is lacking; equity and accessibility vary; and because technologies engage children with learning in new and dynamic ways,…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Alternative Assessment, Computer Literacy, Computer Use
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Klein, Amelia; Surbeck, Elaine; Moyer, Joan – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the process of introducing interactive pedagogy in countries making the transition to democracy through education reform. Recounts authors' experiences as facilitators and learners during an international teacher education seminar. Focuses on the Step by Step higher education initiative, philosophy of education, orienting adult learners…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Sheridan, Sonja; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines the critical role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Swedish early childhood classrooms. Suggests that for children to become skillful users of ICT, equipment and a variety of software must be readily available, and teachers must develop their expertise with technology in order to use it effectively and creatively in…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Rodgers, Deborah Burk; Long, Leslie A. – Childhood Education, 2002
Recognizing the many outside pressures early childhood teachers face from parents, students, administrators, and policymakers, this article contends that early childhood teacher preparation must encourage and support leadership by promoting autonomy for teachers. The article asserts that teacher educators must consider developmentally appropriate…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Professional Autonomy
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Koller, James R.; Svoboda, Sara K. – Childhood Education, 2002
Recognizes the need to address the inherent systemic problems in providing mental health services to students, and describes the efforts and problems faced by the Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices in the Schools. Asserts that a systemic change requires inclusion of mental health principles in teacher education programs and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Higher Education
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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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Guha, Smita – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes development of a Temple University course on curriculum in early childhood education that provides 60 percent of instruction on-line. Includes information on course design, instructional methods, course implementation, and student course evaluation. Found that students' views about on-line instruction were positive overall and that…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Course Organization
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