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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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Blenkinsop, Sean; Maitland, Clayton; MacQuarrie, Jodi – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This paper, based upon our experiences starting a school, is part dialogue and part theory. The three authors have all played important roles in the design, creation, and ongoing support of an innovative public elementary school. The first part of the paper describes the impetus behind the creation of this "buildingless," environmentally…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Place Based Education, Elementary Schools, Public Schools
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Higham, Rupert; Biddulph, James – Education 3-13, 2018
This article provides the transcript of Dr. Rupert Higham (University College London, Institute of Education) in conversation with Dr. James Biddulph (Headteacher of the University of Cambridge Primary School). Among the topics discussed are: What the University of Cambridge Primary School (UCPS) motto, "Releasing the Imagination: Celebrating…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Educational Theories
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Larson, Lotta; Vontz, Tom – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article describes an alternative pathway to elementary teaching through the MAT online program at Kansas State University.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Masters Programs
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Norman, Patricia J.; Sparks, Brian – School-University Partnerships, 2018
School leaders typically encounter district policies and procedures that make it difficult to facilitate school improvement efforts effectively (Bottoms & Fry, 2009; Bottoms & Schmidt-Davis, 2010). When the San Antonio Independent School District earned a state level distinction as a District of Innovation, the PDS principal and university…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Innovation, Elementary School Teachers, College School Cooperation
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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
Boyce, Kathleen; Rattien, Peter; Vildostegui-Cerra, Cristina – Educational Leadership, 2018
Our traditional professional development format at faculty meetings felt tired. While our schools--Constable and Monmouth Junction Elementary Schools in the South Brunswick School District in New Jersey--are known for their commitment to meaningful and innovative professional development for staff, weekly Monday faculty meetings didn't always…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Institutional Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers
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Lynch, Julianne; Eilam, Efrat; Fluker, Martin; Augar, Naomi – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Community-school partnerships are an established practice within environmental science education, where a focus on how local phenomena articulate with broader environmental issues and concerns brings potential benefits for schools, community organisations and local communities. This paper contributes to our understanding of such educational…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Innovation, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in 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
Maxwell, Clifford; White, Jenny – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2017
Long before the advent of education technology, many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, rotated students among "learning centers"-- self-contained sections of a classroom where students could engage in various independent learning activities. Part classroom management tool and part pedagogical strategy, learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Individualized Instruction, Educational Innovation, Learner Controlled Instruction
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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
Benner, Meg; Partelow, Lisette – Center for American Progress, 2017
The squeeze for time to plan lessons and complete other administrative tasks shapes a school's professional environment and, ultimately, affects the quality of instruction. As teachers are largely separate from other educators during instruction, lack of time for collaboration can be very isolating. More than half of lower secondary school…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Elementary Schools
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