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Katch, Jane; Harrow, Sheryl; Lockney, Jackie; Baffa, Nancy; Fuchs, Juliana; Peters, Heather; Whitney, Steve; Inman, Katy; Diller, Susan; Lewenberg, Anne – Schools: Studies in Education, 2019
Teachers at a, mostly white, independent school met monthly for a year, discussing how to talk with children from pre-K through eighth grade about race. They looked at interactions that arose spontaneously in the classroom, from younger children's comments about skin color to racially tinged remarks in the older classes. Faculty members, who all…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Katch, Jane – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
How can educators help privileged children develop understanding of and compassion for immigrants in schools where there is very little diversity in their classrooms? The author used picture books to help children feel closer to those who came from challenging environments to find a better life in the United States. She discovered that asking…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Empathy, Picture Books, Altruism
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Katch, Jane – Schools: Studies in Education, 2008
Many adults are afraid of boys' play today, believing that the aggression that is so common in boys' fantasies is dangerous and might make them become violent men. This personal reflection describes the importance of multiage play in showing little boys how to become big boys while encouraging empathy and emotional growth in older boys. The author…
Descriptors: Play, War, Empathy, Males