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Gregory, Anne; Fergus, Edward – Future of Children, 2017
Beginning as early as preschool, race and gender are intertwined with the way US schools mete out discipline. In particular, black students and male students are much more likely than others to be suspended or expelled--punishments that we know can hold them back academically. These disparities, and the damage they can cause, have driven recent…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Equal Education, Discipline Policy
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Crosnoe, Robert; Turley, Ruth N. Lopez – Future of Children, 2011
The children from immigrant families in the United States make up a historically diverse population, and they are demonstrating just as much diversity in their experiences in the K-12 educational system. Robert Crosnoe and Ruth Lopez Turley summarize these K-12 patterns, paying special attention to differences in academic functioning across…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Readiness, College Preparation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shields, Margie K.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 2000
Examines how computer use affects children's development, disparities between rich and poor, and how computers enhance learning, noting risks and benefits. Recommendations to improve computer access and use at home and school include: researchers must study the effects of extended computer use on child development, and parents should limit the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Child Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Wartella, Ellen A.; Jennings, Nancy – Future of Children, 2000
Places current research on children and computers in historical context with earlier research on the mass media, noting recurrent patterns in 20th century media research. Concludes that to inform and sustain the creation of more quality content for children, further research is needed on the effects of media on children, with new partnerships…
Descriptors: Children, Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Becker, Henry Jay – Future of Children, 2000
Analyzes national survey data on children's differential access to computers at home and school, noting varying conditions that affect how children experience computers. In 1998, over 75 percent of children had access to computers at school, though computer experiences differed by socioeconomic status. Poorer students had significantly less access…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Roschelle, Jeremy M.; Pea, Roy D.; Hoadley, Christopher M.; Gordin, Douglas N.; Means, Barbara – Future of Children, 2000
Explores how computer technology can help improve how and what children learn in school. Highlights several ways technology can enhance how children learn by supporting four fundamental characteristics of learning (active engagement, group participation, frequent interaction and feedback, and connections to real-world contexts). Additional…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback
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Hasselbring, Ted S.; Glaser, Candyce H. Williams – Future of Children, 2000
Reviews the role of computer technology in promoting the education of children with special needs within regular classrooms, discussing: technologies for students with mild learning and behavioral disorders, speech and language disorders, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and severe physical disabilities. Examines barriers to effective…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Chen, Milton; Healy, Jane M.; Resnick, Mitchel J.; Lipper, Laurie A.; Lazarus, Wendy; Dede, Chris J. – Future of Children, 2000
Five experts from various disciplines provide their perspectives on the role of computers in children's lives, discussing ways to ensure that computer technology is used equitably, effectively, and ethically to promote positive child development. Suggestions include training teachers, parents, and caregivers; developing new online content; viewing…
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Future of Children, 2000
Surveyed Internet-using children about their experiences with and perceptions of computer technology. Respondents valued the role of computers in their lives for entertainment, accomplishing goals, and becoming competent and empowered. They believed computers and the Internet improved their lives. Most children had computers at school, but nearly…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Children, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Montgomery, Kathryn C. – Future of Children, 2000
Describes technological, demographic, and market forces shaping the new digital media culture and the various Web sites being created for children and teens, explaining how heavily-promoted commercial sites overshadow educational sites. Discusses efforts to create safe Internet zones for children. Recommends actions to promote development of a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advertising, Children, Consumer Protection
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Roberts, Linda G. – Future of Children, 2000
Describes new federal programs designed to support access to educational technology for all children. Programs relate to: school and library access; community access; distance learning; professional development; capacity building; innovation; research; and technical assistance. The programs tend to focus on teachers and involve cooperation between…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Innovation
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Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Kraut, Robert E.; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Gross, Elisheva F. – Future of Children, 2000
Research on the effects of home computer use on children's development indicates that: computer access increases total time spent with the television or computer rather than other activities; computer games can build computer literacy; home computer use slightly increases academic performance; increased Internet use may increase loneliness and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Computer Games, Computers
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Cappella, Elise; Larner, Mary B. – Future of Children, 1999
Describes the cohort of children who were between 5 and 14 years of age in the 1990s and compares them with their counterparts earlier in the century. Reports their numbers, overall and by racial and ethnic heritage, describes characteristics of their parents, and the time they spend in school. Considers effects of these trends on public…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Children, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
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Lewit, Eugene M.; Terman, Donna L.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 1997
Discusses the effects of poverty on children and current public policy toward child poverty, including areas of unmet need and recommendations for policies to meet the needs of poor children. The overall focus is on the potential to develop effective policies for children in poverty. (SLD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups
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