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Ariza, Nur Natasha – Childhood Education, 2020
Twenty-six years after the 1994 founding of The Kalsom Movement, an independent and voluntary student-led charity specializing in tackling education inequality in Malaysia, much has changed in the world. Yet despite the rise of societal and governmental awareness on the importance of education--especially primary education--and the advancements in…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational History
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Cardarelli, Rose – Childhood Education, 2018
The need to solve the challenges associated with educating millions of child refugees is critical. Provision of education in emergencies is a basic human right and also must meet the very specific needs of children who have experienced conflict or natural disasters. This article proposes ways in which Education Diplomacy can garner support,…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Refugees, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Kapavik, Robin; Webb, C. Lorraine – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation that benefits children does not always come from formal institutions. Communities around the world are finding creative ways to fill in the gaps in services and enrichment when the schools or other government-backed programs fall short.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Community Programs, Political Issues
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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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Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Generations after her passing, Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) remains a towering figure in the world of early childhood education. Her words continue to offer insight, not only for those who work with young children, but also for those who help to prepare the teachers of young children for the important work they do--for those who both engage in and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Profiles, Educational History
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy, a remarkable high school for at-risk seniors in San Antonio, Texas. This specialized Northside Independent School for approximately 300 students is housed in a unique circular building on the attractive Holmes High School campus. The academic program, tailored for at-risk seniors, provides…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, High School Seniors, Educational History
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Lopes, João; Oliveira, Célia; Reed, Lauren; Gable, Robert A. – Childhood Education, 2013
Around the world, children who can exercise their right to attend school spend a significant part of their lives within the education environment. Therefore, schools have a great deal of influence on children's development beyond the academic realm. Given this accessibility to children, schools have opportunities to help children develop positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Educational History, Program Content
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Smith, Brian H. – Childhood Education, 2013
Character education has been a part of schooling in the United States since the early years of its public education system. Starting with a religious emphasis on moral development, character education eventually transformed into more secular approaches, like the values clarification model, character word-of-the-month approach, performance…
Descriptors: Values Education, Moral Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Ho, Hsiu-Zu; Lam, Yeana W.; Yeh, Kuang-Hui – Childhood Education, 2013
Education systems across the world reflect the values of the cultures and societies they represent. Character education is often framed as a response to certain values emphasized in a given context, reflecting the commonly accepted traits of good character and responsible citizenship in which learners are engaged. This article describes the nature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Reflection, Educational History
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Thambusamy, Roslind; Elier, Adzura Ahmad – Childhood Education, 2013
This article emphasizes the importance of introducing/providing character education during the early years of child development in order to raise morally responsive citizens. Noting the rampant acts of violence and malicious crime at a time marked with deep global turmoil in many societies, the authors argue for an exhaustive study of the recently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Values Education, Child Development
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Tigistu, Kassahun – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite claims about the significance of early childhood education in improving later outcomes in an individual's life, this stage of development has not received sufficient attention by education systems across the world. Until recently, early education or preschool education did not come under the purview of the formal education system in most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational History, Child Care
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Winter, Suzanne M.; Kelley, Michael F. – Childhood Education, 2008
The issue of children's school readiness concerns parents and teachers worldwide. Kindergarten teachers have reported that approximately one-third of U.S. children entering school are ill-prepared to achieve success. Experts also warn that many children are entering school lacking the fundamental skills to achieve academic success. It is…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Models
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Raver, Sharon A.; Kolchenko, Kateryna – Childhood Education, 2007
For many years, children with developmental problems, sensory disorders, brain dysfunction, and complex disorders have remained at the margins of the Ukrainian regular education system or have been excluded from it. In 2004, 1.8 percent of the children in Ukraine were registered as having disabilities. In this article, the authors describe the…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Ukrainian
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Meijer, Cor; Soriano, Victoria; Watkins, Amanda – Childhood Education, 2007
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education is an independent, self-governing organization established in 1996 by member countries to act as a platform for collaboration in the field of special needs education among the 28 member and observer countries. The Agency's ultimate aim is to improve policy and practice for learners…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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Rhone, Angela – Childhood Education, 2007
This article examines the plight of Caribbean-immigrant educators in light of the changing demographics of the United States. Of the immigrants who move to the United States from the Caribbean, many are educators who arrive with the desire to continue teaching. Instead of being able to continue in their chosen profession, however, these immigrants…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Educational History
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