Childhood Education

Founded in 1924, Childhood Education is an academic journal owned and published by the Association for Childhood Education International, a professional association of educators and parents whose goal is to foster the development of sound educational practices for children from infancy through early adolescence. The journal is published six times per year. Its editorial offices are located in Olney, Md. Childhood Education has 12,000 member and institutional subscribers located in over 53 different countries. Membership consists of classroom teachers, school administrators, educational consultants, teachers-in-training, childcare workers, librarians, parents and caregivers. Articles provide information on topics related to innovative classroom practices, child development, family dynamics, international issues and original research. The journal also conducts product reviews of children's books, videos, software and teaching materials.Originally established in 1892, the Association for Childhood Education International is one of the country's longest-standing professional education associations. In 1946, the Association added the term “International” to its name as a means to demonstrate the organization's concern for and commitment to the education of children in affected war zones. In 1949, the Association became a forerunner of advocacy for civil rights when it denied requests from three states that it maintain separate memberships for blacks and whites. The following year, in 1950, the Association issued its Guide for Groups Wishing to Extend Invitations to ACEI. These guidelines provided stipulations that all Association invitations include the assurance that black members would receive equal access to hotel accommodations, restaurants and public transportation. In 2008, Childhood Education was honored when two of its articles, "The Changing Culture of Childhood: A Perfect Storm" and "Beyond Benchmarks and Scores: Reasserting the Role of Motivation and Interest in Children's Academic Achievement," were finalists for the EdPressDistinguished Achievement Awards. The Editor of Childhood Education is Anne Watson Bauer and Bruce Herzig is Assistant Editor.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 1, Fall

Children with AIDS
Teachers spend a lot of time discussing and dealing with "at-risk" children. In the Summer 1992 issue of Childhood Education, Selma Wassermann reminded us of the varied troubles that some children bring to school. We should ask ourselves what more can...
Education Reform and Goals 2000
President Clinton submitted his plan for reforming America's public education system in April 1993. Called "Goals 2000: Educate America Act," it will soon be debated in Congress. The bill, referred to as H.R. 1804 in the House and S. 846 in the Senate,...
Is Our Two-Tiered System of Early Care and Education Fair?
The two-tiered system of early care and education in the United States, comprised of Head Start on the one hand and then "other" kinds of programs, appears patently unfair. Calling Head Start "compensatory" (Slavin, 1989) seems too positive a term for...
Multicultural Environments Reflect Democratic Principles
In order to produce a society of tolerant adults, the focus must be on the child. Youngsters are more apt to understand and accept diverse cultures and peoples when they are older if they are given multicultural experiences at an early age. Children...
Parent Education and Support Programs for Fathers
During the past 10 to 20 years, early childhood education researchers and practitioners have witnessed a shift in program emphasis from providing services primarily for children to providing services for both children and their families. Weiss (1988),...
Performance Assessment: The Realities That Will Influence the Rewards
As educators continually strive to improve evaluation methods, performance assessment has grown in popularity and use. Performance assessment is an authentic way to acquire accurate information about students' performance and comprehension (Perrone,...
Preparation of Elementary Teachers
Preface The nature and quality of children's education are extremely important to their futures as well as to the future of our world. Elementary teachers must be prepared with the knowledge, skills, values and techniques to interact successfully with...
Reaching and Teaching Abused Children
Millions of children in the United States carry more than their book bags to school each day. They haul the baggage of abuse straight into the classroom. And what do they unpack? Pain masquerading in the guise of misbehavior and underachievement. And...
Retaining Children in Grade
Most teachers agree that young children vary considerably in academic performance and behavior. Educators are always searching for the most effective ways of helping children who lag behind academically or appear more immature than their peers. The different...
What's So New about the Project Approach?
The project, or theme, approach is gaining much attention in early childhood education. The project approach involves an indepth investigation of a particular topic that integrates the curriculum--language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and...
Whole Math through Investigations
Ken Goodman (1986) says it is easy to learn language when: "It's real and natural. It's whole. It's sensible. It's interesting. It's relevant. It belongs to the learner.... The learner chooses to use it. It's accessible to the learner. The learner has...