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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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Peyraud, Germain – Childhood Education, 2018
While inclusive education has been part of the education system for a long time in the United States and elsewhere, it is an innovative approach just starting to be established in some countries around the world, including Burkina Faso.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Barriers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Ransom, Marilee; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2013
Worksheets hold a special place among the many well-intentioned--yet ineffective--items in the early childhood and elementary toolkit. They are nearly ubiquitous in some elementary classrooms and are even popular in preschools. Parents are encouraged when they see worksheets in their children's backpacks; they see such papers as indicators that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Zakin, Andrea – Childhood Education, 2012
Tolerance connotes patience, forbearance, and impartiality, as well as open-mindedness. In early childhood, possessing tolerance would refer to children's burgeoning awareness of themselves in relation to others, and the capability to accept appearance and behavior different from one's own. But is teaching tolerance, additionally considered the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Empathy, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods
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Pandey, Anita – Childhood Education, 2012
Language is the essence of humanity and the backbone of early childhood education. Academic content clusters on it. Math, science, and social studies, for instance, are best taught through "content area language." Critical thinking and other key math, listening, and reading comprehension skills are mirrored in language. Not surprisingly, spoken…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Figurative Language, Diachronic Linguistics, Multilingualism
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Spearman, Mindy; Eckhoff, Angela – Childhood Education, 2012
Sustainability is a core 21st-century movement that stresses keeping interrelationships among the environment, human cultures, and economic systems healthy now--and for future generations--across local, regional, national, and global levels. The ideal sustainable community is able to maintain this balance among the social, environmental, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Childrens Literature, Sustainability, Educational Resources
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Wheeler, Edyth; Stomfay-Stitz, Aline – Childhood Education, 2006
In this article, the authors present the strategies used by teachers in early childhood programs and elementary schools when they teach about peace and conflict resolution. In a focus group, the teachers relate that they primarily need consistency as they work toward peace and conflict resolution. The teachers also identify communication with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Focus Groups, Conflict