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Roosevelt, Eleanor – Childhood Education, 2017
The transition to a new age is always a difficult one, and we are facing a transition into the atomic age. What's next? One of the first groups of people to feel the responsibility of this transition is, of course, the teachers. Teachers are confronted with the problem of preparing the child to live in a world which is changing as rapidly as ours…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Social Change, Role of Education
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Pierce, Chester M. – Childhood Education, 2017
We hear much talk that today it is more difficult than in the past to be young-whether as a kindergartner or as a college student. It is also more difficult to be older, because the task of guiding young people to conduct a still unknown future is an awesome charge. Theoretically, a person living in the age of Charlemagne could grow up believing…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ahrens, Maurice R. – Childhood Education, 2017
In this article, Maurice Ahrens, having interviewed teachers, principals, and supervisors presents a discussion of why some innovative changes in education failed and others succeeded. The purpose was to identify and discuss the reasons. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v49 n4 1973 in celebration of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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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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Haxton, Jennie N. – Childhood Education, 2017
When it became evident that war was the method by which European countries would again struggle to solve problems of economic life and to settle points raised by different political philosophies, the thoughts of all groups interested in the welfare of young children turned to ways and means of alleviating hunger, homelessness, and the other ills…
Descriptors: Refugees, Young Children, Child Welfare, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Mead, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2017
This article is mainly concerned with how teachers can help children to value the special contributions that individuals with different home ways-that is, children whose families still practice the customs of some other cultural group-can bring to life in the schoolroom. Author Margaret Mead emphasizes that when it is possible, it would be…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Awareness, Barriers, Cultural Relevance
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Hill, Patty Smith – Childhood Education, 2017
For many centuries, there has been theoretical statements asserting faith in character as the main objective in education, but it is only comparatively recently enough has been known about character and the scientific conditions for its development to make an honored place for it in the curricula. Today, it is creeping into curricula under new…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Influences, Heredity, Physical Health
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Generations after her passing, Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) remains a towering figure in the world of early childhood education. Her words continue to offer insight, not only for those who work with young children, but also for those who help to prepare the teachers of young children for the important work they do--for those who both engage in and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Profiles, Educational History
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Bossard, James H. S. – Childhood Education, 2017
The basic assumption underlying this article is that the really significant changes in human history are those that occur, not in the mechanical gadgets which men use nor in the institutionalized arrangements by which they live, but in their attitudes and in the values which they accept. The revolutions of the past that have had the greatest…
Descriptors: Child Development, Social Attitudes, Values, Social Status
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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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Wheelock, Lucy – Childhood Education, 2017
Lucy Wheelock was the 2nd president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) (1895-1899), then the International Kindergarten Union. She also became involved in the National Congress of Mothers, a forerunner of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1929, she was appointed to the education committee of the League of Nations. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Philosophy, Child Development
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2017
The first issue of "Childhood Education," published in 1924, included an article by the eminent physician, Arnold Gesell. In the article, "The Significance of the Nursery School" he advocated for early childhood education, indicating its importance for both promoting the development of young children and supporting and…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Hill, Patty Smith – Childhood Education, 2017
Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) was a leader in the kindergarten movement and an advocate of the value of free play in the education of young children. She was a founding member of the International Kindergarten Union, which eventually became the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). She also served as ACEI President in 1909. She…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Program Content
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Brown, Rollo Walter – Childhood Education, 2017
Rollo Walter Brown was an American author and lecturer. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1903, and received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1905. He taught English at several institutions, including Wabash College and Carleton College. One of his nonfiction works is "The Creative Spirit--An Inquiry Into American…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Creative Teaching
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Moinolnolki, Neda; Han, Myae – Childhood Education, 2017
As populations migrate and seek refuge around the world, educators in receiving countries need information about how to provide meaningful education experiences. Refugee children have higher rates of school dropout and are faced with many challenges, such as acculturation stress, poverty, poor housing, dangerous neighborhoods, and psychological…
Descriptors: Refugees, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Educational Legislation
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