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Cara, Daniel; Pellanda, Andressa – Childhood Education, 2018
Advocacy efforts often contribute to broader Education Diplomacy goals. The Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education coordinated an effort among diverse civil society stakeholders to ensure their voice was included in developing Brazil's National Education Plan (NEP). As a result of their advocacy strategy, civil society participated in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Stern, Oriana – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is a pivotal aspect of education and critical for economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Innovative programming that taps into culturally relevant local resources can increase literacy and strengthen social-emotional skills. This article describes the work of LitWorld, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Childhood Education, 2009
To implement culturally responsive early education that is developmentally appropriate for Latino children, it is important to look at values that permeate education in Latin America. Therefore, the author draws on ethnographic data (interviews, observations, artifacts, and field notes) from early childhood centers and schools in Mexico, Brazil…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Cohen, Monroe – Childhood Education, 2006
In this article, the author presents five valuable lessons on how an overseas educational consultant relates to concerns about preparing teachers to work in inner-city ghetto schools. The first lesson is learning to communicate and commune with another culture. Second, is seeing educational problems in a broadened social context. Third, is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Social Environment
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Proenca, Marilene; Neneve, Miguel – Childhood Education, 2004
In this article, the authors discuss the importance of education policies that aim at diminishing social disparities in poor countries, focusing on a program in higher education developed in the state of Rondonia in the Brazilian Amazon. Rondonia is a region in which people have suffered deeply from the consequences of social inequalities. Many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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Rossatto, Cesar Augusto – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes three school programs designed to provide alternative schooling for Brazilian street children and illiterate adult students with the basic skills to survive in their world. Directly or indirectly embedded in Freirean principles, the three programs are: (1) Sao Paulo Interdisciplinary School Reform; (2) Projeto Axe: Schooling for Street…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Children, Foreign Countries
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Jacobson, Susan K.; Padua, Suzana M. – Childhood Education, 1992
Describes two conservation education programs that target local primary schools and use national parks in Malaysian Borneo (Kinabalu Park) and central Brazil (Morro do Diabo Park). Both were designed using a comprehensive systems evaluation model and both resulted in cognitive and affective gains for students. (LB)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Programs, Developing Nations, Ecology
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Koo, Ramsey; Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2001
Examines the shortcomings of traditional schooling and the promise of learning in nontraditional environments in addressing student needs, teacher's role, and curriculum issues. Notes that the articles in this special issue indicate that a variety of situations and conditions lend themselves to nontraditional educational approaches or methods. (SD)
Descriptors: Children, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods