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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Brown, Janet F. – Childhood Education, 2021
During the summer of 2016, the first author, along with an undergraduate student, observed an early childhood education program for 3- to 6-year-old children at Bright School, Muhanga, Rwanda. For two weeks, they documented the curriculum development, curricular and cultural adaptations of developmentally appropriate practices, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Gurjar, Nandita – Childhood Education, 2021
Italian makerspace is based on the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach founded by Loris Malaguzzi, in which the environment plays a critical role in children's development. Malaguzzi believed that the makerspace is the third teacher (joining family and classroom teachers), and children express themselves through a "hundred…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creativity, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Afzal, Shazia; Dempsey, Bryan; D'Helon, Cassius; Mukhi, Nirmal; Pribic, Milena; Sickler, Aaron; Strong, Peggy; Vanchiswar, Mira; Wilde, Lorin – Childhood Education, 2019
As artificially intelligent systems make their foray into the day-to-day educational experiences of students, we need to pay careful attention to the relationship between the system and the student. In this article, the authors discuss designing the personality of a virtual tutoring system called IBM Watson Tutor. The AI personality is key to the…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Instructional Design, Learner Engagement
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Fuller, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2019
This article discusses the forthcoming UNESCO publication, "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe: A Regional Situation Analysis of the Nexus Between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)", authored by Sarah Fuller for the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Sustainable Development
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Pledger, Michelle Sadrena – Childhood Education, 2018
How we share student learning and encourage them to present their knowledge and discoveries to the broader community will have a significant impact on their self-confidence, their interest in learning more, and their ability to take leadership roles. We can tap into numerous innovative strategies and techniques to support students' presentation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Leadership Role, Conventional Instruction
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Roosevelt, Eleanor – Childhood Education, 2017
The transition to a new age is always a difficult one, and we are facing a transition into the atomic age. What's next? One of the first groups of people to feel the responsibility of this transition is, of course, the teachers. Teachers are confronted with the problem of preparing the child to live in a world which is changing as rapidly as ours…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Social Change, Role of Education
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Ahrens, Maurice R. – Childhood Education, 2017
In this article, Maurice Ahrens, having interviewed teachers, principals, and supervisors presents a discussion of why some innovative changes in education failed and others succeeded. The purpose was to identify and discuss the reasons. [Excerpts from this article are reprinted from "Childhood Education" v49 n4 1973 in celebration of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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Wheelock, Lucy – Childhood Education, 2017
Lucy Wheelock was the 2nd president of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) (1895-1899), then the International Kindergarten Union. She also became involved in the National Congress of Mothers, a forerunner of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1929, she was appointed to the education committee of the League of Nations. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Educational Philosophy, Child Development
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Brown, Rollo Walter – Childhood Education, 2017
Rollo Walter Brown was an American author and lecturer. He graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1903, and received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1905. He taught English at several institutions, including Wabash College and Carleton College. One of his nonfiction works is "The Creative Spirit--An Inquiry Into American…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Creative Teaching
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Moinolnolki, Neda; Han, Myae – Childhood Education, 2017
As populations migrate and seek refuge around the world, educators in receiving countries need information about how to provide meaningful education experiences. Refugee children have higher rates of school dropout and are faced with many challenges, such as acculturation stress, poverty, poor housing, dangerous neighborhoods, and psychological…
Descriptors: Refugees, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Educational Legislation
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Moreno, Amanda J. – Childhood Education, 2017
As mindfulness practices become more widely implemented in schools, they are attracting both keen interest and strong criticism. It is important that mindfulness-based programs adhere to sound child development principles, be aligned with the neuroscience of stress, be integrated in a holistic manner by teachers throughout the school day, and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Ethics, Elementary School Students, Child Development
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Bliss, S. A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Drawing from the conceptual framework of "shunyata" (emptiness), this article elucidates mindfulness practices and detachment from identity labels, offering a turn toward educators' and students' well-being. With a call for educators to consider a personal mindfulness practice prior to implementing techniques with children, the author…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Routhier-Martin, Kayli; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Blanch, Norine – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness and meditation programs, and their associated benefits for education, can be examined within three related disciplines: psychology, elementary education, and exceptional education. A review of psychology research provides evidence that meditation and mindfulness work to balance the often negative effects of students' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relaxation Training
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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