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Van Kuren, Lynda – Childhood Education, 2020
When Emily Crosette, joined H2O for Life as a high school student, she never dreamed that it would be the impetus for her future educational and career goals. Crossette majored in civil and environmental engineering and minored in environmental science at Lafayette College and is now completing her PhD in environmental engineering at the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Global Approach, High School Students, Water Quality
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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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Liu, Connie – Childhood Education, 2019
STEM education is an easily identified area of innovation in the education field. The most significant innovation for our students' lives, however, is ensuring that these technology-based programs are providing opportunities for students to engage with the world in meaningful ways and to recognize how they can contribute to positive…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Heyting, Ellen; Thrash, Rachael – Childhood Education, 2019
Learning approaches that support students' awareness of real-world issues and provide opportunities for taking action will lead to true transformation of education.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Learner Engagement, Migration, Foreign Countries
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Talmus, Laura – Childhood Education, 2019
Research indicates that social isolation among youth is on the rise and not only impacts a child's self-esteem, but also plays a key role in health and academic performance. A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health linked social isolation with depression, loss of sleep, eating disorders, and poor cardiovascular health. In…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Isolation, Intervention, Social Integration
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Fujiwara, Yujiro; Hite, Rebecca; Wygant, Heather; Paulsen, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
Innovative education approaches include citizen science projects that allow students to participate in locally relevant scientific work, connecting content to the real world. Global collaboration provides students with a broader perspective on local issues, allowing students to become more globally aware.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Science Education
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Kearney, Randi; Patterson, Katelyn; Wyner, Tressa – Childhood Education, 2019
Some of the most effective innovations in education have allowed fundamental changes to how individual students are being taught and assessed. Personalized learning models tailor learning to individual needs, accommodating students with diverse learning styles.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Paz-Albo, Jesús – Childhood Education, 2017
This article describes an innovative teaching approach that can offer the changes needed for school improvement. When entering an Education: Basic and Interactive (EBI) classroom, one will see students focused on accomplishing self-guided tasks and eager to move on to the next challenge in their self-paced learning. The EBI Project described here…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Student Needs, Student Role
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy, a remarkable high school for at-risk seniors in San Antonio, Texas. This specialized Northside Independent School for approximately 300 students is housed in a unique circular building on the attractive Holmes High School campus. The academic program, tailored for at-risk seniors, provides…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, High School Seniors, Educational History
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Rix, Sally – Childhood Education, 2017
Self-organized learning was developed by Professor Sugata Mitra of Newcastle University on the foundation of his firm belief that learning will emerge spontaneously when children are encouraged to be curious and are allowed to self-organize. There are seven dedicated Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) that Mitra established in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods, Independent Study
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Crary, Loren; Miller, Rachael – Childhood Education, 2017
Just over a year ago, 38 Mentors from Educate!, an organization that provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness, along with mentorship, to start real businesses at school in Africa, taught their first lessons in over 90 secondary schools across Northern Uganda, a region where they had never before…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational Innovation
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Hills, Libby – Childhood Education, 2017
Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) seeks to expand access to sustainably delivered, quality secondary education in Africa. PEAS builds and runs chains of not-for-profit, low-cost private schools in public-private partnership with governments. External evaluation data show that PEAS schools in Uganda are delivering higher quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Support, Accountability, Females
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Piacentini, Mario – Childhood Education, 2017
In 2014, an international, interdisciplinary group of experts came together under the auspices of the PISA Governing Board to consider a novel question: can an international assessment evaluate, the global competence of 15-year-old students? The experts recognized the need for data to understand how well students are prepared for life in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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