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Finn, Jenny – Childhood Education, 2021
Inspiration and motivation for transforming the education system can be found in our human stories of the past, present, and future. Old tales hold within them teachings about deep mysteries we could never logically, or rationally, understand. The tale of the Skeleton Woman teaches us about the consequences of avoidance and points us in the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Story Telling, Folk Culture, Educational Change
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Stein, Sophia – Childhood Education, 2021
When the COVID-19 virus first made headlines, nobody could have imagined the devastating effect it would have on the world. With children home from school, tens of millions unemployed, and millions losing loved ones, lives around the world have been turned completely upside down. One of the things that has changed the most is the way children are…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Atiles, Julia T.; Dunlap, Randa L.; Tester, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2021
This article describes the innovation and creativity employed in an early childhood program, motivated by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge the authors faced, as teacher educators, was to modify their final practicum experience requirements so that they could be completed online without forfeiting the opportunity for a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Education
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Hanley, Rachel – Childhood Education, 2020
PicDiversity, Inc. is working to solve the problems about media in the classroom. Where do teachers go to find diverse media for their students? Students deserve to feel recognized and valued, seeing themselves reflected in the lessons provided. This article presents PicDiversity and how it can transform media in the classroom. PicDiversity's goal…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Visual Aids, Video Technology
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Shepherd, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2020
Founded in Minneapolis by Angela Jerabek, a former school counselor, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is an education model built on research about the importance of prioritizing relationships with the power of data. The implementation of BARR at South Fort Myers High School saw dramatic and measurable changes as well as exponential academic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, High Schools, Intervention
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Winters, Stacy – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, former high school teacher and K-12 math supervisor Stacy Winters questions if her approach to high school math instruction was what was best for student learning. After observing elementary classrooms and the way the teachers were able to engage the students in student centered, hands on, interactive, and fun math lessons, she…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Environment
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Fahed, Andrea – Childhood Education, 2020
One of the most pressing social problems of the century concerns forcibly displaced populations. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the world is currently experiencing the highest level of population displacements on record. In 2018, the number of refugees worldwide reached 25.9 million, half of whom are under…
Descriptors: Social Change, Refugees, Social Problems, World Problems
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Watson, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives around the world in many ways. Governments have temporarily closed schools in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Here, an elementary school teacher shares her experiences making the shift to remote teaching.
Descriptors: Disease Control, School Closing, Elementary School Teachers, Distance Education
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2020
Sweden has undergone many educational shifts in recent decades, going from a highly centralized system with a focus on collective education to a more market-guided system that offers more choice for the individual. Throughout this period, "education for all" has remained the guiding principle of government education policies, though some…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Spitzer, Tamar – Childhood Education, 2020
World language teachers are a special breed of teacher. In some cases, traveling and speaking other languages has profoundly changed their lives and they've channeled their passion into a career. In other cases, teachers are from another country, and are passionate about sharing their language and culture with students. World language teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Korda, Sam – Childhood Education, 2019
Educators around the world are recognizing that traditional ways of teaching are not meeting the needs of students in our rapidly changing world. How can we truly transform teaching to foster the skills and capacities our youth will need in the future? This article shares the steps being taken at Wildfire Education to address this challenge.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Demaertelaere, Yves; Van Acker, Tom – Childhood Education, 2019
How our schools are structured plays an important role in facilitating innovation. Transforming the field to best benefit students depends upon an organizational evolution.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Innovation, Educational Environment
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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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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Makokoro, Patrick – Childhood Education, 2019
In Africa, advancements in education will be more likely if barriers that limit participation by small grassroots organizations can be brought down. Increased participation and diverse inclusion in conversations about early childhood development will enhance the understanding of quality early childhood programs and what can be done to promote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Quality
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