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Smit, Frederik; Driessen, Geert; Sleegers, Peter; Teelken, Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This paper focuses on the pedagogical responsibilities of parents and schools, as well as the care provided by socializing agencies and local communities. A review of the literature has been carried out on the tasks of schools and parents and the relations between education, parenting and care in a changing society in eight countries: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, International Studies, Parent Responsibility
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Cheuk, Jenny; Hatch, J. Amos – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
This article reports findings from a qualitative interview study that examined the provision of integrated kindergarten education for children with disabilities from the perspectives of general education teachers implementing integrated kindergarten programs. Analysis of interviews with eight informants led to the identification of two broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Disabilities
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MacCleod, Flora – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Family literacy is frequently taken to mean involving parents in helping to teach their children school-type literacy tasks in the home (for example, Hannon, 2000; Poulson Macleod Bennett, and Wray, 1996). This article presents the case for an alternative approach to family and community involvement in school-based literacy tasks by drawing on the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, School Community Relationship, Family Literacy, Cultural Awareness
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Middlemiss, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Providing families with information about infant sleep can positively impact parents' well-being and infants' sleep habits. Few parents receive professionally based information about sleep, perhaps due to contradictory information found in the literature. This review summarizes: (1) normative sleep patterns for infants; (2) factors that affect…
Descriptors: Infants, Sleep, Intervention, Psychological Patterns
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Green, Virginia P. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Elaborates classroom work skills and the play curriculum. Reviews play's relationship to learning and to the role of the adult. The implications of the American work ethic for play curricula and play training for teachers are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Phelps, Pamela – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes and provides a list of materials for sensorimotor, symbolic, and construction play. Benefits of arranging the playground with a variety of materials are also discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Manipulative Materials, Play
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Zervigon-Hakes, Anita – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes materials mastery and symbolic development as two discrete but related processes that preschool children learn. Uses the preschool setting to identify the developmental stages of construction play. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Dramatic Play, Learning Processes
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Levy, Ann K. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Reviews literature about play to examine the use of language to facilitate play, play with language as an object, and egocentric speech in play situations. Finds a definite link between language and play. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Acquisition, Language Role
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Piazza, Carolyn L.; Riggs, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes kindergarten children's oral and written language behaviors while operating a computer. Stages of computer language play and children's experimentation with speech and writing specific to the computer also are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children
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Poster, Elizabeth C. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Proposes a precrisis curriculum for nursery and elementary schools to prepare healthy young children for hospitalization as an alternative to current preadmission preparation programs. Key elements include such stress-immunization techniques as systematic desensitization, modeling, and rehearsal. (AS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Coping, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Law, Naomi A.; Mincey, Ethel Berry – Early Child Development and Care, 1983
Provides practical ideas for developing productive and agreeable parent/teacher relationships. (RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role
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Dickin, Katherine L.; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1983
Six representative intervention programs for high-risk infants are selected, and their essential features are summarized. A model for use in designing, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs for infants and/or their families is discussed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Guidelines, High Risk Persons, Infants, Intervention
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Cowie, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 1983
Reviews research indicating that children's writing moves in an age-related sequence from the literal and factual to the metaphorical and affective and shows a growth in awareness of the psychological characteristics of the self and others. Presents an analysis of children's stories that provides guidelines for teachers and researchers to use in…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Processes, Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education
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Slavenas, Rosemarie – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Examines the relationship of television viewing to prereading and reading skills, and suggests ways parents and teachers can encourage reading readiness. Some methods integrate reading and television viewing. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Parent Role
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Howing, Phyllis T.; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1989
Reviews a variety of instruments that child welfare workers can use in the assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Focuses on self-report inventories, behavior rating scales, structured interviews, and observational coding systems. (RJC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
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