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Okatch, Dorothy – Childhood Education, 2021
Young people in East and Southern Africa need greater access to reliable information about health and education in order to make informed decisions on health matters--focusing on HIV and teenage pregnancy--and to increase basic education outcomes. Young 1ove organization, established in March 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana, is a grassroots, youth-led,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Peer Teaching
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Talmus, Laura – Childhood Education, 2019
Research indicates that social isolation among youth is on the rise and not only impacts a child's self-esteem, but also plays a key role in health and academic performance. A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health linked social isolation with depression, loss of sleep, eating disorders, and poor cardiovascular health. In…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Isolation, Intervention, Social Integration
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Blumenthal, Howard – Childhood Education, 2019
Kids on Earth is a free online collection of interviews with children and teenagers, 8 years old to 15 years old, living around the world and sharing details about their lives, hopes, dreams, and interests. It is a unique tool for learning about the world and the young people who live in it.
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Adolescents, Childrens Attitudes
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Quick, Robin L. – Childhood Education, 2018
Four organizations were brought together by a common desire to create a unique community service program that focused on increasing the language and literacy skills of children born to teenage parents. This article explains the process of creating this project from conception through workshop design, implementation, and outcomes.
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, Children, Language Skills
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Sarma, Alaka; Mukhtar, Mazin – Childhood Education, 2017
Akshar Forum, an experimental livelihood school in the semi-rural village of Pamohi, Assam, in Northeast India, tests cutting-edge methods in education in the context of underserved communities and rural development programs. Started in 2015, the school links 42 children and their parents to the vast knowledge resources of the Internet to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Rural Development, Geographic Regions
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Jepkemboi, Grace; Jolly, Pauline; Gillyard, KaNesha; Lissanu, Lydia – Childhood Education, 2016
According to UNICEF, 13.3 million children (0-17 years) worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Nearly 12 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, with other children who have been severely impacted by the AIDS pandemic, these orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) are at higher risk of missing out on schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Institutionalized Persons
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Friesen, Lori; Delisle, Esther – Childhood Education, 2012
Over the last 20 years or so, the popularity of animal-assisted literacy learning programs has gained momentum in schools and libraries around the world (Intermountain Therapy Animals, 2011). To date, such programs are currently running in four Canadian provinces and 43 U.S. states, as well as in Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, and India…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Academic Support Services, Literacy Education, Caring
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Lacina, Jan; Watson, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2008
This article presents an excerpt from the most recent ACEI publication. It describes the characteristics of effective middle level teachers and the characteristics of effective content-area instruction which makes use of reading and writing as often as possible. The use of literacy processes in content disciplines can lead to improved…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Middle School Teachers, Content Area Writing
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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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Bucher, Katherine T.; Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2007
Although some music lyrics and television content may indicate an overall easing of censorship in U.S. society, authors, educators, young people, and all other individuals who value free access to information continue to face the threat of censorship from people who try to impose their value systems on others. While censorship can affect any type…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information, Adolescents, Censorship
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Roberts, Catherine; Wolman, Clara; Harris-Looby, Judy – Childhood Education, 2004
Statistics indicate that many victims of fatalities from abuse are children of teenage parents. Profiles of typical abuse perpetrators match the characteristics of many students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and place them at higher risk of acting impulsively and using violent and abusive behaviors. Teaching students parenting…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
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Graham, Anne – Childhood Education, 2004
The experience of loss can place children and young people in a vulnerable position as it affects their development and overall emotional and social wellbeing. The experience of loss can markedly influence young people's perceptions of themselves and their world. They may not trust the predictability of events, their self-image may be damaged,…
Descriptors: Grief, Well Being, Children, Adolescents
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Manning, M. Lee – Childhood Education, 2002
Revisits the middle-level school movement. Provides an overview of young adolescents' development, offers representative examples of developmentally appropriate practices, and looks at progress educators have made as well challenges encountered. Emphasizes the importance of understanding physical, pychosocial, and cognitive development in young…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design
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Weist, Mark D.; Sander, Mark A.; Lowie, Jennifer Axelrod; Christodulu, Kristin V. – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes an expanded school mental health framework and its goal of improving the mental health status of children and adolescents through collaboration. Addresses current challenges including building advocacy, improving funding, increasing capacity, enhancing quality, and using and expanding the evidence base for mental health in schools. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Children, Cooperation
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Burke, Robert W.; Myers, Barbara Kimes – Childhood Education, 2002
Introduces this theme issue's articles, which provide a variety of frameworks for understanding and action in relation to the crisis in child and adolescent mental health. Further emphasizes the challenge to provide resources for all children and to provide ideas for the integration of information between education and mental health professionals.…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Health, Childhood Needs
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