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Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Berliner, David C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
In this article, the second of a two-part presentation, the author advocates for early childhood education, summer school experiences, reduction of absenteeism, and better pay for qualified educators. Part One appeared in the July 2019 issue of the "Record." In this article, the discussion continues with a focus on some other key areas…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Summer Programs
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Miller, Gary J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
In the technology-enhanced classroom, students' language acquisition is supported through opportunities for engagement, collaboration, concept development, and authentic work.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
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Sherman, Judy; Torres-Crespo, Marisel N. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Capitalizing on preschoolers' inherent enthusiasm and capacity for learning, the authors developed and implemented a dual-language program to enable young children to experience diversity and multiculturalism by learning two new languages: Spanish and American Sign Language. Details of the curriculum, findings, and strategies are shared.
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Spanish, Preschool Children, Bilingual Education
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Gaus, Mark D.; Simpson, Cynthia G. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Children of today may be the first generation in the United States in more than 200 years to have a life expectancy shorter than their parents. Low levels of fitness caused by physical inactivity and poor nutritional habits of many of today's youth may be a contributing factor. Combating low fitness levels with physical activity is of utmost…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Heart Disorders