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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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Wang, Lindsey – Childhood Education, 2018
Play is a traditional activity of children. Yet in order to ensure we are giving children time to play and opportunities to gain from the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of play, we need to find innovative ways to use play to ensure that all children are learning and meeting their potential.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Lifelong Learning, Reentry Students
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Graham, Mark; Moore, Stephen – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation and learning come together in a vibrant manner during dynamic arts education classes led by teachers who understand the importance of collaboration and student improvisation.
Descriptors: Art Education, Creative Activities, Elementary Education, Innovation
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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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Batey, Jacqueline J. – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the ways that researchers have found to expand and inform global thinking about the impact of education is through international teaching experiences for students preparing to become teachers. "People have always been curious about the ways that societies acquire and use knowledge, the way that knowledge is translated into skills, the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Internship Programs, Teaching Experience
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Thambusamy, Roslind; Elier, Adzura Ahmad – Childhood Education, 2013
This article emphasizes the importance of introducing/providing character education during the early years of child development in order to raise morally responsive citizens. Noting the rampant acts of violence and malicious crime at a time marked with deep global turmoil in many societies, the authors argue for an exhaustive study of the recently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Values Education, Child Development
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Akrofi, Amma K.; Swafford, Jeanne; Janisch, Carole; Liu, Xiaoming; Durrington, Vance – Childhood Education, 2008
In this article, the authors begin with what they believe is an implicit endorsement of an integration orientation toward acculturation. Literature may be used to help students understand the implicit nature of culture. Inspired by such scholars as Clayton (1996, 2003) and based on a content analysis of 134 books, the authors identify and describe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Acculturation, Content Analysis, Immigrants
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Sevinc, Muzeyyen – Childhood Education, 2006
The Turkish Republic was born out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire (1270-1920), which extended into three continents and ruled people of various ethnic denominations having different languages, religions, and culture. Elementary education for the masses was left to the people themselves, with little input from the imperial administration. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 2005
One of the most important functions of a teacher is to help students make important connections between the subject matters they study. Too often, the different curricular subjects, such as social studies, language arts, math, and science, are presented to students in a vacuum. Accordingly, many students leave school without ever noticing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Social Studies, Cooperative Learning
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Sundaram, Nithya – Childhood Education, 2003
Explores issues related to the use of technology in Indian schools, drawing on information from a variety of sources, such as interviews with parents and teachers, school visits, government information, and magazine and journal articles. Examines India's cultural and educational environments; diversity of parents' and educators' attitudes about…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education
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Jaya, N.; Malar, G. – Childhood Education, 2003
Notes that India has experienced conditions that have lead to significant illiteracy, but that commitment to education can be found in lesser-known parts of India today. Profiles three schools in Tamil Nadu and describes a typical school day for a student with special needs, a student in a tribal setting, and a student in a rural setting. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
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Szente, Judit – Childhood Education, 2003
Chronicles the experiences of teachers and elementary students from the United States and Costa Rica as they participated in a videoconferencing project, initiated by Costa Rican students and made possible by CATE, Center for Applied Technologies in Education. Notes that the distance learning experience enhanced academic, technological and…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2002
Examines the status of minority education in Hungary. Outlines key features of Hungarian education, examines status of education and schools for national minority students, and highlights the educational situation and needs of Romani (Gypsy) children. Describes two Hungarian initiatives for educating Romani children. Focuses on the importance of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Children, Diversity (Student), Early Childhood Education
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Johnston, Scott; Kotabe, Tadahito – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes a typical day in a Japanese third-grade classroom, focusing on the need to address social and academic growth. Shows how although students work in groups of 6 or 7 and take on responsibilities as a group, students' individualism is not suppressed. Describes the teacher's goals of developing students' thinking skills, ability to express…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Howard, Peter; Whitton, Diana; Cusack, Mella – Childhood Education, 2002
Draws on findings from case studies and interviews with children, parents, and early childhood educators to highlight several issues relevant to children's transition to school within the context of Australia's Starting School Research Project. Illustrates the cultural diversity of school children and the initiatives that respond to particular…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Diversity (Student), Educational Needs
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