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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Brown, Janet F. – Childhood Education, 2021
During the summer of 2016, the first author, along with an undergraduate student, observed an early childhood education program for 3- to 6-year-old children at Bright School, Muhanga, Rwanda. For two weeks, they documented the curriculum development, curricular and cultural adaptations of developmentally appropriate practices, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Shore, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2021
Up to 250 children of different ages can be seen when entering Sekolahku-MySchool (SMS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, integrated and happily engaged, indoors or outdoors, in sustainable activities as part of their everyday learning. With ages ranging from 16 months to 13 years, the children engage in learning typical academic skills and techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Leroy, Lieve Mieke R.; Nguyen, Thi Chau; Nguyen, Dinh Khuong Duy – Childhood Education, 2021
Located in Central Vietnam, right on the coast of the South Chinese Sea, Da Nang is a typical example of a fast-expanding city. Lack of opportunities in rural areas and the growing industry in the city attract many newcomers. While cities offer many sustainable development opportunities for both individuals and society, rapid urbanization does…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Urban Areas, At Risk Persons
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Wasan, Arushi – Childhood Education, 2021
Throughout her career, Dost Education's co-founder and CEO Sneha Sheth met many parents across varying global contexts and was always amazed by the grit and determination of under-resourced parents to see their children thrive. In 2016, Sneha conducted a focus group on early childhood development with 80 parents from Dharavi. She already knew…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Child Development, Young Children
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Hatch, Beth – Childhood Education, 2021
While the COVID-19 vaccines bring hope about the end of pandemic-related closures, leaders worldwide recognize that a fundamental shift has occurred in the way we work, live, and learn. Though we will always need brick-and-mortar schools, our "new normal" must include hybrid and virtual education options for students who do not have…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Gurjar, Nandita – Childhood Education, 2021
Italian makerspace is based on the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach founded by Loris Malaguzzi, in which the environment plays a critical role in children's development. Malaguzzi believed that the makerspace is the third teacher (joining family and classroom teachers), and children express themselves through a "hundred…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creativity, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Atiles, Julia T.; Dunlap, Randa L.; Tester, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2021
This article describes the innovation and creativity employed in an early childhood program, motivated by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge the authors faced, as teacher educators, was to modify their final practicum experience requirements so that they could be completed online without forfeiting the opportunity for a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Education
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McDevitt, Seung Eun; Jiang, Hui; Xu, Yuanyue; Pei, Di – Childhood Education, 2020
Special education schools in China and other developing countries are increasingly adapting curricula and approaches developed in Western countries to serve young children with disabilities. Yet not enough is known about how effective these curricula are in different cultural contexts and what difficulties teachers may face in implementing them.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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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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Seevak, Marina – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children suffer when schools make inappropriate academic demands, which create anxious and demoralized young learners who feel disinvested in the learning process. Students' mental and physical health suffer from the stress of academically driven environments, and they lose the opportunity to gain the skills that creative play generates.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Scott, Katie-Jay – Childhood Education, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerable refugee populations of the world need more support than ever before. As refugees (both children and adults) struggle to make sense of this pandemic with very few to no resources, iACT, an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Refugees, At Risk Persons, Child Health
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Bowen, Maya; Mak, Sandra; Feng, Daphne; Alice, Wong – Childhood Education, 2020
Vietnam has been experiencing remarkable economic growth, which has brought about a mass urban migration. Despite the large number of young children, there is no public child care for children under 3 years old and public kindergartens are out of reach for many families because of high associated costs and residency status requirements. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Urban Areas
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McMickle, Amanda; Stuart, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
Learning opportunities can be found all around, and innovative education approaches are expanding the concept of a school environment. Nestled in the urban core of San Antonio, Texas, is a nature-based preschool that is taking a wild approach to learning about conservation. Will Smith Zoo School, part of San Antonio Zoo and named in honor of a boy…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Educational Environment, Outdoor Education, Preschools
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Edelen, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
This past spring, the education industry experienced a massive paradigm shift as a result of the pandemic. In a matter of weeks, curriculum plans that had been carefully prepared and executed over two-thirds of the school year were upended, and educators were asked to revise, reorganize, and realign to address the needs and capabilities of an…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2020
Sweden which has been long considered a champion of human rights, immigration-based multiculturalism has received domestic criticism. The resulting strong consensus supports multiculturalism that is "understood as active efforts to make public institutions more inclusive and hospitable to ethnic and religious diversity." This article…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Caring, Inclusion, Preschool Education
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