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Bromer, Billi L. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Describes Miller's book as a well-organized and clearly written text for beginning students. Notes that a unique feature of the book is its incorporation of case studies to illustrate important concepts such as inclusion, and maintains that the book is a sensible choice for undergraduates in teacher-preparation programs. (KB)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Case Studies, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Brett, Arlene – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews research on the use of computers in preschool and kindergarten classrooms and their effect on social development. Also discusses gender differences in computer use among young children and the effects of computer-based activities on the inclusion of children with disabilities. Implications for preschool curriculum are examined. (MDM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Shaw, Jean M.; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Reviews "Investigating Mathematics with Young Children" (Althouse); "Homecoming for Babies after the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery: A Guide for Parents," with companion guide for professionals (Hanson and VandenBerg); "HIV/AIDS: A Challenge to Us All," with companion video (Pediatric AIDS Foundation); and "Modeling Healthy Behavior: Actions and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Book Reviews, Child Health, Early Childhood Education
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Eddowes, E. Anne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews "Favorites, Friendships, Food, and Fantasy: Literature-Based Thematic Units for Early Primary" (A. Lukasevich and F. Pieronek), a two-volume publication that presents four literature-based thematic units for use in the language arts curriculum. The units are designed to be used sequentially in 12- or 15-day segments, and each lesson has 4…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Curriculum, Language Arts
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Hawes, Joseph M. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1996
Describes the book by Geraldine Youcha as uncovering recurring patterns in American efforts to care for neglected and destitute children. Discusses the book's six chapters, which cover child care on antebellum plantations, 19th-century utopias, the difficulties faced by immigrant women with children, and issues in contemporary child care. (BGC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Caregivers, Child Neglect, Child Rearing
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Johnston, John M.; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reviews three books in the professional literature that discuss ways early childhood teachers can support science learning in young children. (BB)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Learning Strategies, Science Instruction
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McLean, Deborah L.; Nunnelley, Jeanette C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reviews: "Blueprint for Action: Achieving Center-Based Change through Staff Development," by P. Jorde-Bloom, and others; and "Explorations with Young Children: A Curriculum Guide from the Bank Street College of Education," by A. Mitchell and J. David, editors. (BB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Child Caregivers, Curriculum Development, Day Care Centers
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Sexton, David; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews "DEC Recommended Practices," a publication of the Division for Exceptional Children; "Empowering At-Risk Families during the Early Childhood Years" (Swick and Groves); "Developing Home-School Partnerships" (Swap); "Parent-Teacher Conferencing in Early Childhood Education" (Lawler); and the video…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Book Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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Williams, Peter A.; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reviews the professional literature on such topics/issues in early childhood education as the Reggio Emilia approach; activity-based classrooms; use of learning centers in classrooms; storytelling, story dramatization and writing; story "stretchers" for primary grades; connections between body size and self-esteem; and early childhood…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Book Reviews, Day Care, Dramatics
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Leigh, Cindy; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews three books of relevance to early childhood educators: (1) "Distinctions between Self-Esteem and Narcissism: Implications for Practice" (L. G. Katz); (2) "We All Belong: Multicultural Child Care That Works" (Australian Early Childhood Association); and (3) "Words Can Hurt You: Beginning a Program of Anti-Bias…
Descriptors: Bias, Book Reviews, Class Activities, Day Care
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Willoughby-Herb, Sara; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews 12 professional books dealing with the following topes: (1) children's literature; (2) literacy development; (3) young writers; (4) discovery science and nature; (5) whole-language resources on butterflies and on dinosaurs; (6) mathematics; (7) engaging children in literacy; (8) early childhood curriculum; (9) the High/Scope Perry…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development, Discovery Learning
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Charlesworth, Rosalind; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Reviews (1) the Child Observation Record, an observational tool for teachers and caregivers to use in recording the behaviors of 2.5- to 6-year-old children; (2) 2 books on teaching children about AIDS and serving children with HIV infection; and (3) a book about classroom behavior management in kindergarten through grade 6. (BB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Behavior Rating Scales, Book Reviews, Classroom Techniques