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Learning One Language is Good, Learning Two is Better

Publié le 1 juin, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Learning One Language is Good, Learning Two is Better

Parents and educators often debate and struggle with the decision to raise a child bilingually or whether to focus on one language first. I spoke with Dr. Fred Genesee, a leading expert in the domain of bilingualism and child development, about the issues surrounding the topic of children growing up with two languages, a scenario […]

Give a Hug, Save an Infant: Touch and Development

Publié le 1 septembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Give a Hug, Save an Infant: Touch and Development

Touch is now recognized as a stand alone contributor to a young child’s healthy development. Aside from providing comfort and security, touch has also proven to be fundamental to the social and physical development of the infant. Such findings have wide implications for health-promotion programs and for managing costs of early infant care. Marco Fedele, […]

Lending a Harming Hand: The Interaction of Aid and Conflict

Publié le 1 septembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Lending a Harming Hand: The Interaction of Aid and Conflict

Large foreign aid commitments garner good publicity. Pledges are generally viewed positively and are not considered further. In turbulent situations, though, one must ask whether these financial commitments translate into positive changes on the ground. Unfortunately, there is not always a clear relationship between aid and peace. Drawing heavily on Mary Anderson, this article will […]