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Owens, Mary – Childhood Education, 2020
The HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa has been devastating. Over 200,000 Kenyan children under the age of 14 are infected with HIV and an estimated 1.1 million Kenyan children are orphaned due to AIDS. Nyumbani Children's Home works in communities made vulnerable by this disease and the accompanying poverty to reduce transmission rates and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Children, Death
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Zuiderveld, Sanny – Childhood Education, 2020
Content education is becoming less important than teaching children to understand and empathize with diverse individuals, thus supporting their ability to fully understand the context of challenges affecting the world and collaborate on solutions.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Consciousness Raising, Diversity, Empathy
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Reel, Debbie; Smith, Nicola – Childhood Education, 2020
An often repeated argument is that young children can not carry out meaningful research. The authors, who are lecturers involved in teacher training and childhood studies, are interested in the impact that children can have on their school lives and believe that it is often underestimated. The Young Researchers Project (YRP) was created in…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Foreign Countries, Researchers, Children
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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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Schlesinger, Molly A.; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Childhood Education, 2019
Children are always learning. Innovative initiatives that offer opportunities for learning and skill building in environments outside of school are as important as ones designed for the classroom.
Descriptors: Play, Skill Development, Learning Activities, Educational Games
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Jones, Mel – Childhood Education, 2018
Unique approaches are important to explore for every aspect of our work with children, including therapeutic support for traumatized children. Sometimes, these techniques involve inviting some furry friends into the classroom.
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Trauma
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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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Stern, Oriana – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is a pivotal aspect of education and critical for economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Innovative programming that taps into culturally relevant local resources can increase literacy and strengthen social-emotional skills. This article describes the work of LitWorld, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Hindin, Alisa; Steiner, Lilly M.; Dougherty, Susan – Childhood Education, 2017
This article focuses on two programs that were created to enhance parent involvement practices in literacy. The goal of both programs was to create for parents enjoyable and rich experiences around literacy in the home, while demonstrating for parents how teachers approach reading instruction in the classroom. Programs to increase and support…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Emergent Literacy, Children
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Morris, Ronald V.; Stanis, Suzanne Rollins – Childhood Education, 2017
Lessons in community building and cultural understanding are important aspects of a 21st-century education. Through such lessons, students gain the keys to societal understanding as they gain knowledge about their cultural and historical contexts, and use that understanding as a setting for exploration of deeper values, emotional experiences, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Children, Summer Programs, History Instruction
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Leege, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2017
For the past six years, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD; https://allchildrenreading.org) a partnership of the United States Agency for International Development, World Vision, and the Australian Government, has fostered the development of innovations that can increase reading outcomes for children in developing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Thingvold, Kelsey – Childhood Education, 2017
Kelsey Thingvold reflects on her experiences helping her students to think critically and consider their role in the world, and how those experiences served her well in her own collaboration with a global group of education leaders.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Space Exploration, Astronomy, Space Sciences
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Toh, Swee-Hin; Cawagas, Virginia – Childhood Education, 2017
Thought leaders in peace education, Swee-Hin Toh was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2000, and Virginia Cawagas served as a Professor at the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Both actively support the work of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) under the auspices of UNESCO in Seoul, Korea.
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Treaties, Foreign Countries
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja – Childhood Education, 2016
Research supports the inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms as a way to boost academic and social development, not only for children with disabilities, but also for typically developing children. A wide variety of perspectives and abilities in the classroom builds empathy, understanding, and creativity--all…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Inclusion, Consciousness Raising
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Kumar, Rashmi – Childhood Education, 2016
Policymakers and educators emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as key to individuals' and nations' future economic prosperity. It can be considered to be of particular value to students in developing countries and for disadvantaged students in developed countries. As families play a critical role in a…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, STEM Education, Children, Parent Role
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