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Price, Kathy; Bouchoutrouch, Mariam; Scully, Martha – Childhood Education, 2020
Immigrant women with young children are at a disadvantage when trying to settle into a new life in Canada. The male of the household remains the primary focus for settlement services, and he receives educational and employment opportunities. The mother in the family is often considered less important by services. Of particular concern is the lack…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Females, Preschool Children, Land Settlement
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Anderson, Kate – Childhood Education, 2018
Learning assessment is essential for education systems to provide quality and equitable education. Education partners, both national and international, are supporting education systems around the world in their efforts to develop and implement holistic learning assessment strategies and mechanisms. In many cases, examining how learning is being…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Practices
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Brosinsky, Larissa; Georgis, Rebecca; Gokiert, Rebecca; Mejia, Teresa; Kirova, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The pressing needs of populations with unique challenges, such as immigrants or refugees, often stimulate important innovation in development of educational techniques and resources. This article highlights the RAISED between Cultures model, a conceptual framework for understanding children's experiences holistically and promoting intercultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Biculturalism, Barriers
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Grant, Kirsten C. – Childhood Education, 2017
The relationship between mindfulness, attention, and well-being is well established. In the field of education, mindfulness programs often focus on teaching children ways of coping with attentional and emotional difficulties. Mindfulness practices are also valued for teachers, and being a mindful teacher impacts the classroom environment. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Teacher Characteristics
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MacDonald, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2015
As climate change, overpopulation, and inequalities begin to take their toll on our planet and on global human development, sustainability has become increasingly important for a prosperous future. How can we ensure quality of life for future generations? How can we make choices and cultivate environments in which sustainable practices are the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Quality of Life, Sustainable Development
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Ernest, James M.; Causey, Cora; Newton, Allison B.; Sharkins, Kimberly; Summerlin, Jennifer; Albaiz, Najla – Childhood Education, 2014
Questions about the potential benefits and dangers of media and technology use abound, with competing theories regarding its effects among young children. This article explores global perspectives on children's exposure to media, technology, and screen time (MeTS) in the schools, homes, and communities of an increasingly technology-driven world.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Influence of Technology, Mass Media Effects, Computer Use
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
In today's hyper-connected world, children's exposure to technology as a tool to communicate, learn, and socialize has increased exponentially. As teachers and parents recognize the demands for increased use of technology among young children, they should be able to identify and address the challenges associated with such exposure. Cyberbullying,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Peer Relationship
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Christou, Theodore Michael – Childhood Education, 2013
The progressivist education reforms that swept across Canada's Ontario province during the interwar periods of the late 1930s included a focus on character education, social justice, and social reconstruction. This article offers a glimpse at the evolution of school curriculum and values associated with school education, with increasing emphasis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Progressive Education, Social Justice
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Ball, Jessica – Childhood Education, 2012
In Canada, as around the world, large numbers of Indigenous children encounter culturally dissonant learning environments in preschools and schools. Many of these children experience serious challenges, in part because of a striking mismatch between their early learning experiences in the family and community, and the expectations, perceptions,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Today's children may be exposed to violence in their environment, through the media, at home, and in school. Some children live in countries at war, while others survive in neighborhoods where street gangs prevail. Most parents and children used to assume they could depend upon schools to be safe places, free from abuse and violence. Now it seems…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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Boyer, Wanda – Childhood Education, 2008
School violence is not gender-exclusive to boys; girls are also capable of violence. Research shows that girl-to-girl violence stems from competition for male attention and tends to be relational in nature, which typically takes the form of social alienation, spreading of rumors, and otherwise manipulating the victim's peer group. By proactively…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Prevention, Adolescents
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Specht, Jacqueline; Howell, Grace; Young, Gabrielle – Childhood Education, 2007
Very little research exists surrounding the systematic investigation of what steps are being taken to assist students with special education needs as they move from elementary to secondary school. These students often have greater difficulty with the transition, and this challenge is heightened even more for those using such specialized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Secondary School Teachers, Assistive Technology
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Pearce, Marni; Crowe, Charlene; Letendre, Martha; Letendre, Charlie; Baydala, Lola – Childhood Education, 2005
Throughout her 10-year teaching career, Charlene Crowe was concerned that the minds, spirits, and physical needs of indigenous children were not being addressed, let alone embraced, through the public school system in Canada. In the fall of 1996, Charlene shared her vision for a better educational approach with two aboriginal Elders. Her vision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
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Frankel, Elaine B. – Childhood Education, 2004
Inclusion, as a value, supports the right of all children, regardless of abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities. Natural settings are those in which the child would spend time had he or she not had a disability. These settings include, but are not limited to, home, preschool, nursery schools, Head Start…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Disabilities, Educational Policy
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