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References for Teachers of Young Children:

Adams, M. J., Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print,
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

Adams, P. E. (1996). Hypermedia in the classroom using earth and space science CD-ROMs. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 15(1/2), 19-34. EJ 526 533.

Barnett, W. S. (1995). Long-term effects of early childhood programs on cognitive and school outcomes. Future of Children, 5(3), 25-50. EJ 523 962.

Barnett, W. S., Frede, E. C., Mobasher, H., & Mohr, P. (1988). The efficacy of public preschool programs and the relationship of program quality to efficacy. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 10(1), 37-49. EJ 381 174.

Beck, S. (1997). "Evaluation criteria." The good, the bad and the ugly: or, Why it's a good idea to evaluate Web sources. [Online]. Available: [1999, April 27].

Beneke, S. (1998). Rearview mirror. Reflections on a preschool car project. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. ED 424 977.
Consortium for Longitudinal Studies. (1983). As the twig is bent: Lasting effects of preschool programs. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. ED 253 299.

Brandt, D. S. "Evaluating information on the Internet." [Online]. Available: [1999, April 27].

Brooks-Gunn, J., McCornick, M. C., Shapiro, S., Benasich, A. A., & Black, G. W. (1994). The effects of early education intervention on maternal employment, public assistance, and health insurance: The infant health and development program. American Journal of Public Health, 84(6), 924-930.

Bryant, D. M., Peisner-Feinberg, E., & Clifford, R. (1993). Evaluation of public preschool programs in North Carolina. Chapel Hill: Frank Porter Graham Center, University of North Carolina. ED 373 882.

Campbell, Patricia;Fein, Greta.Young Children and MicrocomputersPrentice-Hall,Inc.,1986

Cardelle-Elawar, M., & Wetzel, K. (1995). Students and computers as partners in developing students' problem-solving skills. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 27(4), 378-401. EJ 514 985.

Chen, Milton;Paisley, William Children and MicrocomputersSAGE Publications,1985

Clark, C.S. (1993). TV Violence. CQ Rrsearcher 3(12, Mar26): 167-187.

Clay, M. M. (1979). The early detection of reading difficulties (2nd ed.). Auckland, NZ: Heinemann. ED 263 529.

Clements, D. H. (1994). The uniqueness of the computer as a learning tool: Insights from research and practice. In J. L. Wright & D. D. Shade (Eds.), Young children: Active learners in a technological age. Washington, DC: NAEYC. ED 380 242.

Coburn, Peter;Kelman, Peter Practical Guide to Computers in EducationAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1982

De Franco, E.B. (1989). Are Your Kids Too Tuned In? PTA Today , May): 18-19. EJ 414 201.

Denning, R., & Smith, P. J. (1997). Cooperative learning and technology. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 16(2/3), 177-200. EJ 567 943.

Dickinson, D. K., Cote, L., & Smith, M. W. (1993). Learning vocabulary in preschool: Social and discourse contexts affecting vocabulary growth. In C. Daiute (Ed.), The development of literacy through social interaction. New directions for child development, No. 61 (pp. 67-78). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Dickinson, D. K., & Smith, M. W. (1994). Long-term effects of preschool teachersEbook readings on low-income children’s vocabulary and story comprehension. Reading Research Quarterly, 29(2), 104-122. EJ 487 825.

Drake, L.; And Others. (1995). Notes from ERIC. Assessment and Evaluation on the Internet. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice,14(4), 28-30. (EJ 519 184).

Dunn, L. M., & Dunn, L. M. (1981). Peabody picture vocabulary test, revised. Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service.

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Epstein, A. S. (1993). Training for quality. Ypsilanti, MI: High/Scope Press. ED 370 674.
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Forsyth, A. S., Jr. (1988). How We Learn Place Location: Bringing Theory and Practice Together. Social Education, 52, 500-503.

Frank, Mary.Young Children in a Computerized EnvironmentVolume14,No.1, The Haworth Press, 1981

Funk, J.B. (1993). Reevaluating the Impact of Video Games. Clinical Pediatrics 32 (2, Feb): 86-90. PS 521 243.

Gardner, Dorothy E. M. (1942).Testing results in the infant school. London: Methuen.

Gatewood, T. E., & Conrad, S. H. (1997). Is your school's technology up-to-date? A practical guide for assessing technology in elementary schools. Childhood Education, 73(4), 249-251. EJ 544 883.

Glazer, Susan Mandel (1994). "Assessment: Collaborating with Children to Assess Writing Objectively." Teaching K-8, 24(5), 108-09. [EJ476 516]

Goodman, Ken, Phonics Phacts, Heinemann, 1993.

Graves, Anne, and Rochelle Hauge (1993). "Using Cues and Prompts to Improve Story Writing. Teaching Exceptional Children, 25(4), 38-40. [EJ 464 063]

Graves, Donald H. (1983). Writing: Teachers and Children at Work. Exeter, NH: Heinemann. [ED 234430]

Greenberg, Harry, and Nancy Larson Shapiro (1987). "Variations on the Culminating Event." Teachers & Writers Magazine, 19(2), 10-11. [EJ 364 712]

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Haugland, S. W. (1992). The effect of computer software on preschool children's developmental gains. Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 3(1), 15-30. EJ 438 238.

Haugland, S. W., & Wright, J. L. (1997). Young children and technology: A world of discovery. New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Helm, Judy (Ed.). (1998). The project approach catalog 2. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. ED 424 036.
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Hoot, James L. Computers in Early Childhood EducationPrentice-Hall,1986

Infant Health and Development Program. (1990). Enhancing the outcomes of low-birth-weight premature infants. Journal of the American Medical Association, 263(22), 3035-3042.

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Katz, L. G. (1993). Dispositions: Definitions and implications for early childhood practice. Champaign, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. ED 360 104.

Katz, L. G. (1996, March). Balancing constructivism and instructivism in the early childhood curriculum. The Annual Maya Zuck Lecture in Early Childhood Education Series. Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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Liu, Min. "An Exploratory Study of How Pre-Kindergarten Children Use the Interactive Multimedia Technology"Journal of Computing in Childhood EducationVolume 7 No.1/2 (1996): Pg. 71

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Maclean, M., Bryant, P., & Bradley, L. (1987). Rhymes, nursery rhymes, and reading in early childhood. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 33(3), 255-281. EJ 361 475.

Marcon, R. A. (1992). Differential effects of three preschool models on inner-city 4-year-olds. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 7(4), 517-530. EJ 458 104.

Marcon, R. A. (1995). Fourth-grade slump: The cause and cure. Principal, 74(5), 6-17,19-20. EJ 502 896.

Matthew, K. (1997). A comparison of the influence of interactive CD-ROM storybooks and traditional print storybooks on reading comprehension. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 29(3), 263-273. EJ 544 678.

Miller, Louise B., & Bizzell, Rondeall P. (1983). Long-term effects of four preschool programs: Sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Child Development, 54(3), 727-741. EJ 284 356.

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Provenzo, E.F. Jr. (1992). The Video Generation. American School Board Journal 179(3, Mar): 29-32. EJ 441 136.

Purcell-Gates, V. (1996). Stories, coupons, and the "TV Guide": Relationships between home literacy experiences and emergent literacy knowledge. Reading Research Quarterly, 31(4), 406-428. EJ 532 191.

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Reggio Children. (1997). Shoe and meter. Children and measurement. First approaches to the discovery, function, and use of measurement. Reggio Emilia, Italy: Reggio Children.

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Schweinhart, L. J., & Weikart, D. P. (1997). The High/Scope preschool curriculum comparison study through age 23. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 12(2), 117-143. EJ 554 350

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Taberski, Sharon (1987). "From Fake to Fiction: Young Children Learn about Writing Fiction." Language Arts, 64(6), 586-96. [EJ 360 627]

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Highly recommended articles about teaching young children:

Teaching Young Children How to Visualize
by Lisa L. Osen

The Challenge of Teaching Young Children
By Bill Ayers, Ph.D.

Teaching Young Kids (article)
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