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Malika, Nipher; Granillo, Cristie; Belliard, Juan Carlos – Childhood Education, 2021
In the United States, students from marginalized backgrounds historically have had gaps in their access to education, thus affecting success and overall achievement. In an attempt to address these educational gaps, researchers, school districts, and government officials have been working to provide resources for those in communities with low…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Access to Education, Resources, Environmental Influences
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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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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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Delafield, Julia – Childhood Education, 2018
Giving an immersive global experience to preservice early childhood educators lays the foundation for building their global competencies and thereby helping them provide their own students with 21st century skills.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Community Colleges, Preservice Teachers
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Liebtag, Emily – Childhood Education, 2018
Personalized learning offers instruction that matches students' learning preferences and specific interests. Taking innovative approaches to engaging with students' individual contexts and interests through place-based education can be particularly meaningful. Place-based education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Place Based Education, Internship Programs, School Business Relationship
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Thingvold, Kelsey – Childhood Education, 2017
Kelsey Thingvold reflects on her experiences helping her students to think critically and consider their role in the world, and how those experiences served her well in her own collaboration with a global group of education leaders.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Space Exploration, Astronomy, Space Sciences
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Linick, Matthew; Lubienski, Christopher – Childhood Education, 2013
For some, charter schools represent the hope of improved student learning and performance. It is hoped to understand the theory of change underlying charter schools relative to the actual evidence on their impact. In order to address this issue, the authors examine the logic of organizational change and competitive options, drawing on evidence…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Competition, Responses
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Mathison, Carla; Wachowiak, Susan; Feldman, Linda – Childhood Education, 2007
In San Diego, California, 800 public school students from the inner city are attending a program called School in the Park (SITP), for approximately one-fourth of their 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade education. This unique program blends rigorous academic standards (formal learning) with hands-on, experiential curricula (informal learning), using…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, Prior Learning
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Botnarescue, Helen C.; Stronck, David R. – Childhood Education, 2004
This article is part of a series of articles edited for this issue of "Childhood Education" relating to varying viewpoints and teaching strategies across the continuum of age groups, from early childhood to graduate education. Within this article the editors provide the text of an article written by a retired teacher educator whose…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, College Faculty, Preservice Teacher Education, Class Activities
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Riles, Wilson – Childhood Education, 1982
Cites a few of the outstanding changes in California's school operation, as well as the benefits accrued from these changes, to support the contention that public school systems are improving and that the future of public education has never been brighter. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Riles, Wilson – Childhood Education, 1981
Argues that the provision to all children of a high quality education focusing on basic individual needs and differences and including parent participation is the school's highest priority and the means to equality of educational opportunity as well as increased appreciation for cultural differences. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education