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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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Santone, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
The field of teacher education is abuzz with a quest for innovation, with public and private stakeholders seeking ways to improve teacher efficacy, support equity, and address the countless challenges of education in the 21st century. Technology often dominates these conversations. From online learning to virtual reality, "innovation" is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Place Based Education
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Watson, Sara; Badagawa, Gideon; Hunt, Jane; Lica, Carmen – Childhood Education, 2018
Education Diplomacy engages the business sector with educators, policymakers, and government agencies by building consensus on policy, practice, and lifelong outcomes and taps into business people's natural skills and influence. The Education Diplomat is an important role for all stakeholders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Social Networks, Educational Policy
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Lachelier, Paul – Childhood Education, 2018
The internet, smartphones, laptops, and social media offer exciting potential to democratize diplomacy, if coupled with well-designed citizen diplomacy programs. One new nonprofit initiative is engaging lower-income American families in live internet dialogues and project collaborations with lower-income families in other nations to nurture more…
Descriptors: Internet, Low Income Groups, Access to Computers, Democratic Values
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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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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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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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Crawford, Elizabeth O.; Montague, Laura – Childhood Education, 2017
How can teachers integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their classrooms? A teacher and teacher educator duo provide a wonderfully detailed account of how they designed and implemented a curriculum focused on SDG Goal 12, Responsible Consumption and Production. Through their journey to empower children to be critical and compassionate…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Pilot Projects, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design
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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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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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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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Haslip, Meishi Lim; Haslip, Michael J. – Childhood Education, 2013
This article shares lessons learned from the implementation of a community-based character education program in Malaysia. The program at Jenjarom Learning Center is directed toward the transformation and empowerment of local children and youth through moral and character education. The stated purpose of the program has been to awaken the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Values Education, Program Implementation, Moral Development
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Wisneski, Debora – Childhood Education, 2012
Participating in the Save Our School march was an inspiring event, the reverberating impact from which will be long-lasting. The march, which was endorsed by the Executive Board of Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), was an effort to call awareness to the struggles that public education faces in the United States. The guiding…
Descriptors: Public Education, Global Approach, Educational Principles, Public Opinion
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Clarke, Gregory, Sr.; Zagarell, Jesse – Childhood Education, 2012
The education system in the United States continues to grapple with adapting to change, especially when it comes to integrating technology in the curriculum. The United States needs to use its resources to stay competitive in the increasingly technological world, particularly in the classroom. Lefebvre, Deaudelin, and Loiselle (2006) posit that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Transformational Leadership
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