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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Fennimore, Beatrice S.; Pattnaik, Jyotsna; Laverick, DeAnna M.; Brewster, Jeffrey; Mutuku, Moses – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? A group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Educational Environment
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Lenox, Mary F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Advocates storytelling as a powerful resource to promote an understanding of racial and ethnic diversity. Addresses issues of selection criteria including elements of character development, prejudice reduction, authority and authorship, and language. Includes an annotated bibliography of stories for preschool and primary-age students and reference…
Descriptors: African Literature, American Indian Literature, Asian Studies, Cultural Differences
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Renck, Melissa Ann – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Cites 99 recently published fiction, folklore, and nonfiction books for 3- to 8-year olds that illustrate a broad interpretation of multiculturalism and include positive and accurate portrayals of various ethnic or religious groups. A brief synopsis is given for each book, along with publication information. (KB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education
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McMath, Joan Scanlon; King, Margaret A.; Smith, William Earl – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Discusses use of nonfiction as a means of teaching preschool children reading skills required in intermediate grades. Identifies recent trends in nonfiction books, values of bringing together young children, and informational books and criteria for selecting high quality informational books. Includes bibliography of nonfiction children's books.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Kuby, Patricia; And Others – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Describes picture books that contain environmental print (print found in the natural environment of a child, such as logos, billboards, and road signs) and how they can be used in the classroom. Includes "ABC Drive!" by Naomi Howland (1994), "The Signmaker's Assistant" by Tedd Arnold (1992), and four others. Also provides a…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Presents a bibliography of 34 teacher resources pertaining to children's literature with a multicultural theme. Resources include booklists and critical essays. (KB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education