Archive of ERIC/EECE Digests

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2003

  • Can Music Instruction Affect Children's Cognitive Development?
    Frances H. Rauscher (2003)
    English | Spanish
  • Self-Regulation and School Readiness
    Clancy Blair (2003)
    English
  • Children and Grief
    Nancy McEntire (2003)
    English | Spanish
  • Communicating with Parents
    Jean Mendoza (2003)
    English
  • Continuity of Caregiver for Infants and Toddlers
    Debby Cryer, Sarah Hurwitz, and Mark Wolery (2003)
    English
  • Fathers' Role in Children's Academic Achievement and Early Literacy
    Vivian Gadsden and Aisha Ray (2003)
    English
  • Summer Learning Loss: The Problem and Some Solutions
    Harris Cooper (2003)
    English | Spanish
  • Young Children's Emotional Development and School Readiness
    C. Cybele Raver (2003)
    English | Spanish

2002

  • Bullying in Early Adolescence: The Role of the Peer Group
    Dorothy L. Espelage (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Helping Parents Prevent Lead Poisoning
    Helen J. Binns and Omar Benton Ricks (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Instructional Models for Early Childhood Education
    Susan L. Golbeck (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Recess in Elementary School: What Does the Research Say?
    Olga S. Jarrett (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Research on Quality in Infant-Toddler Programs
    Alice Sterling Honig (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Stress and Young Children
    Jan Jewett and Karen Peterson (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Student Mobility and Academic Achievement
    Russell W. Rumberger (2002)
    English | Spanish
  • Teacher Preparation and Teacher-Child Interaction in Preschools
    Susan Kontos and Amanda Wilcox-Herzog (2002)
    English | Spanish

2001

  • Academic Effects of After-School Programs
    Lee Shumow (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Assessing Young Children's Social Competence
    Diane E. McClellan and Lilian G. Katz (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Focus on After-School Time for Violence Prevention
    Peggy Patten and Anne S. Robertson (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Inclusion in Middle Schools
    Rebecca A. Hines (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Multiage Grouping and Academic Achievement
    Susan J. Kinsey (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Perspectives on Charter Schools: A Review for Parents
    Saran Donahoo (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Pretend Play and Young Children's Development
    Doris Bergen (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Recent Evidence on Preschool Programs
    Lawrence J. Schweinhart (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Recent Research on All-Day Kindergarten
    Patricia Clark (2001)
    English | Spanish
  • Working with Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Families
    Deborah A. Bruns and Robert M. Corso. (2001)
    English

2000

  • Academic Redshirting and Young Children
    Lilian G. Katz (2000)
    English
  • Child Care Quality: An Overview for Parents
    Peggy Patten and Omar Benton Ricks (2000)
    English | Spanish
  • Computers and Young Children
    Susan W. Haugland (2000)
    English | Spanish
  • Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades
    Carol Ann Tomlinson (2000)
    English
  • Exploratory Curriculum in the Middle School
    Ed Brazee (2000)
    English
  • Integrative Curriculum in a Standards-Based World
    Gordon F. Vars and James A. Beane (2000)
    English
  • K-12 Single-Sex Education: What Does the Research Say?
    Pamela Haag (2000)
    English
  • Mathematics Standards for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2
    Kathy Richardson (2000)
    English | Spanish
  • Reggio Emilia: Catalyst for Change and Conversation
    Rebecca S. New (2000)
    English | Spanish
  • The Role of Curriculum Models in Early Childhood Education
    Stacie G. Goffin (2000)
    English

1999

  • Adopted Children in the Early Childhood Classroom
    Judith E. Stroud, James C. Stroud, and Lynn M. Staley (1999)
    English
  • Another Look at What Young Children Should Be Learning
    Lilian G. Katz (1999)
    English | Spanish | Korean
  • Curriculum Disputes in Early Childhood Education
    Lilian G. Katz (1999)
    English
  • Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their Children
    Judy S. Freedman (1999)
    English | Spanish | Korean
  • Enriching Children’s Out-of-School Time
    Lillian Coltin (1999)
    English | Spanish
  • Helping Middle School Students Make the Transition into High School
    Nancy B. Mizelle (1999)
    English | Korean
  • Language and Literacy Environments in Preschools
    Catherine E. Snow, M. Susan Burns, and Peg Griffin (1999)
    English | Spanish
  • Parenting Style and Its Correlates
    Nancy Darling (1999)
    English
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: Suggestions for Parents
    Ann-Marie Clark (1999)
    English | Spanish
  • Selecting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials: Suggestions for Service Providers
    Rosa Milagros Santos Debbie Reese (1999)
    English | Spanish

1998

  • Child Care Consumer Education on the Internet
    Anne Goldstein (1998)
    English
  • Early Childhood Violence Prevention
    Marilyn S. Massey (1998)
    English
  • Failure Syndrome Students
    Jere Brophy (1998)
    English
  • Father Involvement in Schools
    Christine Winquist Nord (1998)
    English | Spanish
  • Grouping Students for Instruction in Middle Schools
    Rebecca Mills (1998)
    English
  • He Has a Summer Birthday: The Kindergarten Entrance Age Dilemma
    Sandra Crosser (1998)
    English | Spanish
  • Issues in Selecting Topics for Projects
    Lilian G. Katz and Sylvia C. Chard (1998)
    English
  • Loneliness in Young Children
    Janis R. Bullock (1998)
    English
  • Motivation and Middle School Students
    Lynley Hicks Anderman and Carol Midgley (1998)
    English | Spanish
  • The Transition to Middle School
    Donna Schumacher (1998)
    English
  • Twins in School: What Teachers Should Know
    Lilian G. Katz (1998)
    English
  • Video Games: Research, Ratings, Recommendations
    Bernard Cesarone (1998)
    English | Spanish

1997

  • Bullying in Schools
    Ron Banks (1997)
    English | Spanish
  • Child-Initiated Learning Activities for Young Children Living in Poverty
    Lawrence J. Schweinhart (1997)
    English
  • The Debate over Spanking
    Dawn Ramsburg (1997)
    English
  • A Developmental Approach to Assessment of Young Children
    Lilian G. Katz (1997)
    English | Spanish
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice: What Does Research Tell Us?
    Loraine Dunn and Susan Kontos (1997)
    English | Spanish
  • Helping Young Children Deal with Anger
    Marian Marion (1997)
    English | Spanish
  • If an Adolescent Begins to Fail in School, What Can Parents and Teachers Do?
    Anne S. Robertson (1997)
    English
  • Looping: Adding Time, Strengthening Relationships
    Daniel L. Burke (1997)
    English
  • Student-Led Conferences at the Middle Level
    Donald G. Hackmann (1997)
    English
  • Television Violence: Content, Context, and Consequences
    Amy Aidman (1997)
    English
  • When Retention Is Recommended, What Should Parents Do?
    Anne S. Robertson (1997)
    English

1996

  • Action Research in Early Childhood Education
    Eileen T. Borgia and Dorothy Schuler (1996)
    English
  • The Contribution of Documentation to the Quality of Early Childhood Education
    Lilian G. Katz and Sylvia C. Chard (1996)
    English
  • Enhancing Students' Socialization: Key Elements
    Jere Brophy (1996)
    English
  • Father/Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs
    Brent A. McBride and Thomas R. Rane (1996)
    English | Chinese
  • Grandparents as Parents: A Primer for Schools
    Dianne Rothenberg (1996)
    English
  • Helping Early Childhood Teacher Education Students Learn about the Internet
    Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (1996)
    English
  • Hispanic-American Students and Learning Style
    Shirley Griggs and Rita Dunn (1996)
    English
  • Key Characteristics of Middle Level Schools
    John H. Lounsbury (1996)
    English
  • Preventing and Resolving Parent-Teacher Differences
    Lilian G. Katz, Amy Aidman, Debbie A. Reese, and Ann-Marie Clark (1996)
    English
  • Teaching Young Children about Native Americans
    Debbie Reese (1996)
    English
  • Working with Perfectionist Students
    Jere Brophy (1996)
    English | Chinese
  • Working with Shy or Withdrawn Students
    Jere Brophy (1996)
    English

1995

  • Advertising in the Schools
    Amy Aidman (1995)
    English
  • The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping
    Lilian G. Katz (1995)
    English
  • The Changing Face of Parenting Education
    Sharon L. Kagan (1995)
    English
  • Encouraging Creativity in Early Childhood Classrooms
    Carolyn Pope Edwards and Kay Wright Springate (1995)
    English
  • Family Involvement in Early Multicultural Learning
    Kevin J. Swick, Gloria Boutte, and Irma van Scoy (1995)
    English
  • Financing Preschool for All Children
    Sherlie S. Svestka (1995)
    English
  • Fostering Resilience in Children
    Bonnie Benard (1995)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Full-Day Kindergarten Programs
    Dianne Rothenberg (1995)
    English
  • Hispanic Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs
    Linda M. Espinosa (1995)
    English | Spanish
  • The Internet and Early Childhood Educators: Some Frequently Asked Questions
    Dianne Rothenberg (1995)
    English
  • Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in the Middle Grades
    Barry Rutherford and Shelley H. Billig (1995)
    English
  • Performance Assessment in Early Childhood Education: The Work Sampling System
    Samuel J. Meisels (1995)
    English
  • School Readiness and Children's Developmental Status
    Nicholas Zill, Mary Collins, Jerry West, and Elvie Germino Hausken (1995)
    English
  • Supporting Girls in Early Adolescence
    Dianne Rothenberg (1995)
    English | Spanish | Chinese

1994

  • Asian-American Children: What Teachers Should Know
    Jianhua Feng (1994)
    English | Chinese
  • Assessing the Development of Preschoolers
    Lilian G. Katz (1994)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Children's Nutrition and Learning
    National Health/Education Consortium (1994)
    English
  • Integrate, Don't Isolate! - Computers in the Early Childhood Curriculum
    Bernadette Caruso Davis and Daniel D. Shade (1994)
    English
  • Integrating Children with Disabilities into Preschool
    Karen E. Diamond, Linda L. Hestenes, and Caryn O'Connor (1994)
    English
  • Lasting Benefits of Preschool Programs
    Lawrence J. Schweinhart (1994)
    English
  • Nutrition Programs for Children
    National Health/Education Consortium (1994)
    English
  • Peer Conflicts in the Classroom
    Edyth J. Wheeler (1994)
    English
  • The Project Approach
    Lilian G. Katz (1994)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Resource Rooms for Children: An Innovative Curricular Tool
    Sonja de Groot Kim (1994)
    English
  • The Risks of Rewards
    Alfie Kohn (1994)
    English
  • Using Federal Funds To Improve Child Care
    Helen Blank (1994)
    English
  • Video Games and Children
    Bernard Cesarone (1994)
    English
  • Violence and Young Children's Development
    Lorraine B. Wallach (1994)
    English | Spanish | Chinese

 

1993

  • Collaboration: The Prerequisite for School Readiness and Success
    Linda G. Kunesh and Joanne Farley (1993)
    English
  • Developmentally Appropriate Programs
    Marjorie J. Kostelnik (1993)
    English
  • Dispositions as Educational Goals
    Lilian G. Katz (1993)
    English
  • Health Care, Nutrition, and Goal One
    Bernard Cesarone (1993)
    English
  • Homeless Children: Meeting the Educational Challenges
    Brad Goins and Bernard Cesarone (1993)
    English
  • Multiple Perspectives on the Quality of Early Childhood Programs
    Lilian G. Katz (1993)
    English
  • Problem Solving in Early Childhood Classrooms
    Joan Britz (1993)
    English
  • Reggio Emilia: Some Lessons for U.S. Educators
    Rebecca S. New (1993)
    English
  • Self-Esteem and Narcissism: Implications for Practice
    Lilian G. Katz (1993)
    English
  • Young Children's Social Development: A Checklist
    Dianne McClellan and Lilian G. Katz (1993)
    English | Spanish

1992

  • Aggression and Cooperation: Helping Young Children Develop Constructive Strategies
    Jan Jewett (1992)
    English
  • Beyond Transition: Ensuring Continuity in Early Childhood Services
    Joan Lombardi (1992)
    English
  • Having Friends, Making Friends, and Keeping Friends: Relationships as Educational Contexts
    Willard W. Hartup (1992)
    English
  • Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms
    Julie Bisson Hohensee and Louise Derman-Sparks (1992)
    English
  • Integrated Curriculum in the Middle School
    James Beane (1992)
    English
  • Library Latchkey Children
    Frances Swardo Dowd (1992)
    English
  • Montessori Programs in Public Schools
    John Chattin-McNichols (1992)
    English
  • Nongraded and Mixed-Age Grouping in Early Childhood Programs
    Lilian G. Katz (1992)
    English
  • The Portfolio and Its Use: Developmentally Appropriate Assessment of Young Children
    Cathy Grace (1992)
    English
  • The Role of Parents in the Development of Peer Group Competence
    Shirley G. Moore (1992)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Teacher-Parent Partnerships
    Kevin J. Swick (1992)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Understanding and Facilitating Preschool Children's Peer Acceptance
    Kristen M. Kemple (1992)
    English

1991

  • Approaches to School-Age Child Care
    Michelle Seligson and Lillian Coltin (1991)
    English
  • Child Care and Referral Agencies
    Dan Bellm (1991)
    English
  • Encouraging Young Children's Writing
    Jane Maehr (1991)
    English
  • The Head Start Experience
    Nancy J. Mallory and Nancy A. Goldsmith (1991)
    English
  • Infant Child Care
    Carollee Howes (1991)
    English
  • Measuring Kindergartner's Social Competence
    A.D. Pellegrini and Carl D. Glickman (1991)
    English
  • On Standardized Testing
    Vito Perrone (1991)
    English
  • Planning for Parent Participation in Schools for Young Children
    Mick Coleman (1991)
    English
  • Readiness: Children and Schools
    Lilian G. Katz (1991)
    English
  • Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective
    Rey A. Gomez (1991)
    English
  • What's Happening to American Families?
    Leon Eisenberg (1991)
    English

1990

  • Appropriate Public School Programs for Young Children
    Carolyn Cummings (1990)
    English
  • Child Sexual Abuse: What It Is and How to Prevent It (1990)
    English
  • Educating Language-Minority Children
    Barbara T. Bowman (1990)
    English
  • Four-Year-Olds and Public Schooling
    Sally Lubeck (1990)
    English
  • Guidelines for Family Television Viewing (1990)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • How Can We Teach Critical Thinking?
    Kathyrn S. Carr (1990)
    English
  • Parent Education and Support Programs
    Douglas Powell (1990)
    English
  • Positive Discipline (1990)
    English | Spanish | Chinese
  • Protecting Children from Inappropriate Practices
    Sue Bredekamp and Lorrie Shepard (1990)
    English
  • Working With Working Families
    Margaret King (1990)
    English