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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha – Childhood Education, 2019
Transforming schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn requires innovation at the teacher education level. The goal of inclusion is complex, and so it is critically important to prepare teachers to lead organizational change that will increase engagement and achievement of children with diverse learning abilities.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Learner Engagement, Educational Opportunities
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Carton, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation should not be about simply doing something new and different. Focusing on what will truly benefit students and society as a whole is the best way to innovate with a purpose. What better purpose than to support our children in the role of citizens of the world?
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Peace, Social Justice
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali; Coneway, Betty; Hindman, Janet Tipton; Garcia, Beth; Bingham, Teri – Childhood Education, 2018
Educators who understand the benefits to children of expanding their exposure to arts often have to find innovative ways to bring arts education to children who otherwise would not be exposed to quality and inspiring arts experiences.
Descriptors: Art Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Lovenburg, Natalie – Childhood Education, 2018
The need for innovation to ensure children around the world have access to quality education is clear. That need goes beyond innovation to curriculum and teaching practices, however. Creative Associates are addressing the need to innovate in order to simply ensure that books are reaching their intended recipients.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Elementary School Students
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McCarty, Jeanne; Ford, Vanessa; Ludes, Joe – Childhood Education, 2018
Sometimes taking innovative approach to learning means changing the venue. Traditional schooling takes place within walls, but an outdoor environment offers significant benefit in terms of learning through experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Gardening, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation
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Ahrens, Maurice R. – Childhood Education, 2017
In this article, Maurice Ahrens, having interviewed teachers, principals, and supervisors presents a discussion of why some innovative changes in education failed and others succeeded. The purpose was to identify and discuss the reasons. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v49 n4 1973 in celebration of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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Gordon, Jenny; Postlewhite, Kerry – Childhood Education, 2017
Africa has more people younger than 20 years old than anywhere in the world, and the continent's population is set to double to two billion by 2050. Asking whether that is a challenge or an opportunity isn't really the right question because it is both. For Mwabu, an education technology company born and bred in Zambia, the more important question…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tavangar, Homa Sabet – Childhood Education, 2017
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of "Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World" (Random House, 2009) and "The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners" (Sage/Corwin, 2014). She works with diverse schools, corporations, non-profits, and children's media on optimizing learning, empathy, inclusion,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Child Development, Guides, Elementary School Students