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Smitheram, Esther – Childhood Education, 2021
We celebrate the worthy efforts of creative educators working to reach marginalized children around the world, including children living in refugee camps.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Housing, Access to Education
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Skelton, Diana; Orcullo, Marjorie – Childhood Education, 2020
Around the world, children who grow up in poverty and children who grow up in middle-class homes rarely have opportunities to get to know one another. Tapori is a friendship network that seeks to make connections between disparate groups of children. Its newsletter shares true stories from the point of view of children living in challenging…
Descriptors: Friendship, Poverty Programs, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dev, Dipti A.; Burton, Anna; McBride, Brent A.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Garcia, Aileen S. – Childhood Education, 2019
The Reggio Emilia approach is an international example of high-quality early care and education programs and this article offers innovative, practical strategies in which Reggio Emilia-inspired educators can link this approach while implementing the research-based EAT [Ecological Approach to] Family Style Dining program to foster a positive…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Child Health
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Minch, Michael – Childhood Education, 2019
Education for Global Peace (EGB) is a new organization that shares many of the interests and values of Childhood Education International. It is an organization, a community, and an approach that works to bend the arc toward justice and peace. This article provides a brief summary of the vision, mission, and objectives of EGP.
Descriptors: Peace, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Wisneski, Debora – Childhood Education, 2019
Access to play has been recognized as a universal right of children (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31) and promoted by international and national organizations with a focus on children's well-being, such as Childhood Education International, the International Play Association, the US Play Coalition, and the Alliance for…
Descriptors: Play, Childrens Rights, Graduate Students, Early Childhood Education
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Zirbes, Laura – Childhood Education, 2017
Rights are statements of claim. The very conception of human rights cannot be understood without reference to the aggressive disposition to invade, violate, or override them. When socially sensitive leaders rise to the acceptance of these rights,... gradually such expressions of social conviction are either set aside due to some less idealistic…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Early Childhood Education
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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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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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Quinn, Sarah; Owen, Susanne – Childhood Education, 2014
This article explores the power of student voice, in recognition of the child's right to be treated as a capable, competent social actor involved in the education process. In this study, student voice is considered in the light of improving students' engagement and personal and social development at the primary school level. It emphasizes the…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Childrens Rights, Learner Engagement, Individual Development
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Ransom, Marilee – Childhood Education, 2012
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history, yet the United States has failed to ratify it, despite the efforts of countless supporters. Opponents of ratification in the United States have been effective at preventing ratification by asserting that the CRC will damage family…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Role, Childrens Rights, Family Relationship
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Whitehead, Diane – Childhood Education, 2009
The Association for Childhood Education International and the United States National Committee of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education have actively pursued long-standing commitments to ensure the rights of children in the United States. Both organizations are respected for their knowledge of child development, children's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childrens Rights, Child Development, Well Being
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Odland, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2007
Much debate continues about whether the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has actually improved the academic achievement level of poorly performing students or only created yet another layer of government oversight to an already heavily burdened public school system. Drafted in 2001 and signed into law in January 2002, NCLB provided the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Eva; Staley, Lynn; Kumar, Rashmi; Lin, Cecilia Lingfen; Moore, Catherine; Salakaya, Manana; Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2007
This article describes a project called "Kids Speaking Up for Kids: Advocacy by Children, for Children". The project was simple in scope. The authors sought to collect stories of child advocacy--ways in which children were working on behalf of other children. They also sought to collect and profile children's voices and vision and so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advocacy, Diaries, Childrens Rights
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Brown, Nancy – Childhood Education, 2006
In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a comprehensive international children's rights treaty that addresses children's civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. The CRC sets goals and standards that promote children's rights, thereby strengthening governmental initiatives to…
Descriptors: Treaties, Freedom of Speech, Child Advocacy, Childrens Rights
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Childhood Education, 2005
Research indicates that few state departments of education have actually mandated human rights education in their schools. Clearly, individual teachers will need to take responsibility for the integration of peace education and human rights education. By integrating human rights education and peace education into the daily fabric of the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Advocacy, Peace
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