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Owens, Mary – Childhood Education, 2020
The HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa has been devastating. Over 200,000 Kenyan children under the age of 14 are infected with HIV and an estimated 1.1 million Kenyan children are orphaned due to AIDS. Nyumbani Children's Home works in communities made vulnerable by this disease and the accompanying poverty to reduce transmission rates and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Children, Death
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Zuiderveld, Sanny – Childhood Education, 2020
Content education is becoming less important than teaching children to understand and empathize with diverse individuals, thus supporting their ability to fully understand the context of challenges affecting the world and collaborate on solutions.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Consciousness Raising, Diversity, Empathy
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Essame, Caroline – Childhood Education, 2020
Play is widely acknowledged as being critical for children's development, yet opportunities for play are becoming more scarce for many children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Learning Processes, Developmental Stages
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Jones, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, Jennifer Jones describes how at Pine Street School in New York City, they have dispensed with the traditional industrial model of schooling and are looking ahead to the future. The entire school was designed with optional learning environments. Jones describes innovative elements from varied seating (floor cushions, modular…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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Suleman, Mohamedarif – Childhood Education, 2020
An examination of the employment market in Tanzania highlights profound differences in the competencies and skills of individuals who have graduated from the local schools from those who have graduated from international schools. Although Tanzania had achieved nearly universal access to primary education by 2007, enrollment of primary school-age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Horn, Michael B. – Childhood Education, 2020
When teacher shortages pose a significant challenge to delivering quality education, what disruptive educational approaches can we explore to ensure students are learning?
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries
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Fuller, Cricket – Childhood Education, 2020
In the United States, the K-12 education sector too often exists in silos, separated from meaningful connections with community and innovation. But in Tucson, Pittsburgh, and other regions around the country, communities are working to break down those walls. They are building ecosystems that bring together educators, researchers, funders, edtech…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Cale, Marybeth G. – Childhood Education, 2020
Located about 80 miles north of New York City, Anderson Center for Autism has long provided comprehensive educational, vocational, and residential services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Rooted in the use of applied behavior analysis and other evidence-based practices, the nonprofit helps children and adults communicate,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Special Schools
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Childhood Education, 2020
Education is a social institution through which a society's children are taught basic knowledge, skills, and cultural norms. Social change can often lead to transformation within the social organization of a society, as it can affect not only people but also social institutions. Social change occurs when people call for change to meet human needs.…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Systems, Role of Education, Correlation
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Damico, Susan – Childhood Education, 2020
Resilience has become a popular and important topic in classrooms around the world. Much of the existing research about resilience is focused on promoting this important life skill in young children. At the same time, more and more educators and researchers are emphasizing resilience as a tool to help teachers handle stress and avoid burnout.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Stress Management, Teacher Burnout
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Galguera, Tomás; Bellone, Melinda – Childhood Education, 2020
Remaining alert to ways we can improve our education practices is important for myriad reasons. Being able to respond effectively to the trauma that many children experience is one of the most pressing.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Trauma, Coping, Victims
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Fahed, Andrea – Childhood Education, 2020
One of the most pressing social problems of the century concerns forcibly displaced populations. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the world is currently experiencing the highest level of population displacements on record. In 2018, the number of refugees worldwide reached 25.9 million, half of whom are under…
Descriptors: Social Change, Refugees, Social Problems, World Problems
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Gordon, Mary – Childhood Education, 2020
Calls for innovation in education often focus on the need to prepare students for the future. Ensuring that we are supporting their empathy for others is an often overlooked, but critical, aspect of that preparation.
Descriptors: Empathy, Child Rearing, Child Abuse, Violence
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Wurst, Christopher M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Innovations in content delivery abound in the world today, providing very effective tools for engaging students in meaningful learning. Social studies teachers have long known that having students memorize names and dates is a fairly useless exercise. Good teachers present material so that students can understand its application in their lives.…
Descriptors: Speech, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Social Studies
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Waite, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2020
While project-based learning can be traced back to centuries-old theory, new research shows how it is linked to a variety of efforts for change in innovative schools.
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving
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