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Takriti, Rachel; Wright, Elaine; Alhosani, Najwa; Schofield, Lindsay – Childhood Education, 2020
The Forest School approach has become very popular in recent years, with many schools offering this educational experience as part of the regular school day. Forest School provides children with the opportunity to engage with the outdoor environment as part of learning, increasing the amount of time children spend outside in the natural world. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Private Schools
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Meiners, Jeff; Dawson, Katie; Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison – Childhood Education, 2019
Drawing on conceptual resources that underpin arts integration, drama-based and embodied teaching approaches, and embodied mathematical cognition, the authors developed a fresh professional learning model for teachers to use with their mathematics classes. This article discusses how "Creative and Body-based Learning" (CBL), the authors'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Creative Teaching, Drama
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Jones, Mel – Childhood Education, 2018
Unique approaches are important to explore for every aspect of our work with children, including therapeutic support for traumatized children. Sometimes, these techniques involve inviting some furry friends into the classroom.
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Trauma
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Watson, Sara; Badagawa, Gideon; Hunt, Jane; Lica, Carmen – Childhood Education, 2018
Education Diplomacy engages the business sector with educators, policymakers, and government agencies by building consensus on policy, practice, and lifelong outcomes and taps into business people's natural skills and influence. The Education Diplomat is an important role for all stakeholders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Social Networks, Educational Policy
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Parry, Louka – Childhood Education, 2018
In order to bring the benefits of new education approaches, strategies, and tools to classrooms around the world, we need champions of innovation to blaze the path and serve as role models of creativity and exploration. Teachers are uniquely positioned to serve in this critical role.
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Role Models
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Hanckel, Jane; Segal, Leonie – Childhood Education, 2016
All Indigenous communities have a time-tested child-rearing knowledge base that reflects and honors their cultural beliefs and historical experiences. Many of these communities emphasize group harmony and collaboration and respect for the natural environment--competencies that are increasingly important on our crowded and depleted planet.…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being
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Trimmer, Karen – Childhood Education, 2013
With the increasing diversity in schools and the call for addressing specific regional needs, decentralized regulation of the education system is often proposed as an alternative approach to achieve school improvement. Researchers have often associated experimentation and risk-taking as key aspects of effective educational leadership while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Student Diversity, Instructional Leadership
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – Childhood Education, 2008
Much of the current debate about children's transition to school focuses on children's readiness for school. Indeed, Boethel (2004, p. 17) describes transition as the "focal point of readiness." Typically, this focus extends to considering children's competencies--particularly their skills and abilities--at the time of starting school.…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Community Support, School Community Relationship, Transitional Programs
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van Kraayenoord, Christina E. – Childhood Education, 2007
This article describes practices in inclusive education in Australian schools and classrooms. In discussing the changes that schools have made in order to be inclusive and responsive to student diversity, the author refers to one Australian school and its re-organization and also to recent Australian research on building inclusive school cultures.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Inclusive Schools, Educational Practices, Student Diversity
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Potter, Gillian – Childhood Education, 2007
With globalization, increased mobility of families, and the resultant changes to the social and cultural profiles of many countries, early childhood education is in an exciting, challenging, and, in some ways, uncomfortable position. For many years, teachers have been influenced by developmentalists as they have tried to respond to the diverse…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Freeman, Nancy K.; Swick, Kevin J. – Childhood Education, 2007
In 2000 ACEI began an exploration of the potential role that a code of professional ethics might have in the Association. The Public Affairs Committee recommended that the Executive Board appoint an ad hoc Ethics Committee. That committee, under the leadership of Nita Barbour, accepted its charge to provide guidance to colleagues who struggle to…
Descriptors: Teachers, Guidance, Problem Solving, Ethics
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Burnett, Jeanie – Childhood Education, 2006
According to many studies, childhood obesity is an epidemic. Studies of populations in the United States and Australia highlight the critical need for children to be physically active in order to maintain healthy weight. In this article, the author describes the efforts made by Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) in supporting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Children, Health Promotion
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Dockett, Sue; Mason, Terry; Perry, Bob – Childhood Education, 2006
Aboriginal people have been described as the most educationally disadvantaged group of people within Australia. Their participation rates at all levels of education are lower than those of non-Indigenous Australians. In an effort to enhance the learning and teaching of Aboriginal students, education systems are seeking appropriate strategies and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educationally Disadvantaged, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Populations
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Simpson, Lee; Clancy, Susan – Childhood Education, 2005
In the context of contemporary Australian society, the education system is still failing to increase educational outcomes among the majority of Australian Aboriginal (1) learners. This educational dilemma has persisted despite the regular introduction of systemic initiatives and funding aimed at addressing Australian Aboriginal learners' low…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Reynolds, Richard J. – Childhood Education, 2005
Australia's indigenous population is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who each have distinctly different cultures. The former can be found in cities and towns and cross the vast reaches of rural and remote Australia; the latter inhabit the coastal islands off the northeast coast and adjacent mainland areas. According to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Differences
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