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Kreider, Carri – Childhood Education, 2019
While we are seeking new ways to ensure students' academic success, we must ensure that we are not neglecting their need for physical activity. As we innovate to improve academic success, we can also seek ways to overcome the challenges of space, time, and behavior management to reap the benefits of movement, which include increased student…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Movement Education, Elementary School Teachers, Class Activities
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Rhea, Deborah; Bauml, Michellle – Childhood Education, 2018
Others' success can be a powerful motivation to innovate, which sometimes means finding new ways to return to beneficial activities. Finland's academic success has prompted many to explore that country's policies and practices, particularly regarding providing opportunities for children to enjoy more unstructured play.
Descriptors: Success, Play, Holistic Approach, Recess Breaks
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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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Kinos, Jarmo; Robertson, Leena; Barbour, Nancy; Pukk, Maarika – Childhood Education, 2016
The Convention on the Rights of the Child calls for children to be treated as human beings with a distinct set of rights, instead of as passive objects of care. They can and should be agents in their own lives. Child-initiated pedagogy recognizes this by respecting children's individual and collective views, interests, and motivations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childrens Rights
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Pulkkinen, Lea – Childhood Education, 2012
The organizers of the Decade for Childhood have formulated Ten Pillars of a Good Childhood as basic requirements for an optimal childhood. The pillars can be used to analyze the quality of childhood in homes and nations, and to guide policies and practices related to the experience of childhood. In this article, the author shall illustrate, pillar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, International Education, Family Environment
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Kankaanranta, Marja; Kangassalo, Marjatta – Childhood Education, 2003
Describes the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Finnish early childhood environments from three perspectives. Examines Finnish national policies on the use of ICT; indicates the prevailing state of ICT use, according to results of international and national surveys; and presents some innovative practices involving the use…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Literacy, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education
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Swiniarski, Louise B. – Childhood Education, 1984
Descriptors: Curriculum, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Saarilahti, Mirka; Cramond, Bonnie; Sieppi, Helena – Childhood Education, 1999
Uses personal narratives and a literature review to examine the status of creativity in Finland's schools. Describes the Finnish school system and how creativity is nurtured at various grade levels, and examines how teachers can arrange a creative learning environment. Maintains that teacher-education departments need students willing to use their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creativity, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Briefly describes the papers of James Raths, Bernard Spodek, James Hoot, Cynthia Sunal, Patricia Olmsted and Helena Hoas which are presented in this issue. These manuscripts focus on teacher training approaches in various countries.(RJC)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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Olmsted, Patricia P.; Hoas, Helena – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement Preprimary Project which is an ongoing cross-national survey of early childhood care and education in developed and developing countries. Presents information assembled thus far related to the training of teachers and caregivers in Finland, Hong Kong, Italy, and…
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Profiles
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Cohen, Monroe D.; Hoot, James L. – Childhood Education, 1997
Introduces and describes this special international issue focusing on educating through the arts. Argues that the arts promote children's sense of success, creativity, and self-expression. Notes contributions to this international issue from Canada, Finland, Norway, Australia, and the United States. Includes a bibliography of 11 references on…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation