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Singer, Ann – Childhood Education, 2020
The Gratitude Network, a nonprofit based in Pleasanton, California, has a unique and interesting approach to strengthening education for children globally. The organization accelerates the growth of high-impact social enterprises, both for-profit and nonprofit, working to improve the lives of children and youth around the world, primarily through…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Nonprofit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Training
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Synodi, Evanthia – Childhood Education, 2014
This comparative study explores the verbal communication between museum educators and young children, based on principles of developmental psychology. In early developmental stages, when student learning is greatly dependent on verbal communications from the teacher, observation skills may be developed through purposeful instruction. Through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Young Children, Verbal Communication
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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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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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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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Brooker, Liz – Childhood Education, 2003
Notes that rapid introduction of information and communication technologies in United Kingdom schools, along with government-mandated curriculum requirements, has not been matched by growth in practitioners' understanding of appropriate ways to use the technology. Examines the successful implementation of technology in early childhood settings…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Baker, Roy E; And Others – Childhood Education, 1984
Compares schools in Maine with those in the United Kingdom. Addresses areas such as reading, writing, creative arts, mathematics, music, mainstreaming, counseling, practice teaching, and daily timetables. (BJD)
Descriptors: Differences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Wolfendale, Sheila – Childhood Education, 1998
Introduces a rationale for involving parents in assessments of their children, particularly in the early years. Notes that joint assessment encompasses the earliest records parents keep about their infants, and parents' and professionals' systematic exchange of information, views, and concerns about the child. Discusses three parental assessment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Street, Phil – Childhood Education, 1998
Discusses findings from the Successful Schools Project, a two-year national project involving 10 secondary schools in England and Wales which aimed to identify strategies for involving parents in their adolescents' education. Describes three elements critical to the development and maintenance of school-family partnerships at the secondary level:…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Fisher, Ros; Lewis, Maureen; Davis, Bernie – Childhood Education, 2000
Examined the influence of the National Literacy Strategy in the United Kingdom on literacy attainment. Tracked the "literacy hour" for 20 classrooms with children ages 7 through 11. Observed what occurred in two typical classrooms from the sample and identified areas and significance of change. (DLH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Children, Curriculum Development
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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
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Kelley-Laine, Kathleen – Childhood Education, 1998
Presents an overview of policies and practices related to the parent-school relationship in nine countries including Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Considers reasons for involving parents in schools, discusses two types of parental participation in education, and offers…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Rodd, Jillian – Childhood Education, 1996
Examines the role of cultural background on children's education opportunities. Suggests that today's diverse, heterogeneous societies demand culturally responsive education practices and programs that can actively engage young learners and help them build upon their own sense of identity. Calls for the development of early childhood education…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Interests, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background