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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Brown, Janet F. – Childhood Education, 2021
During the summer of 2016, the first author, along with an undergraduate student, observed an early childhood education program for 3- to 6-year-old children at Bright School, Muhanga, Rwanda. For two weeks, they documented the curriculum development, curricular and cultural adaptations of developmentally appropriate practices, social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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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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Galguera, Tomás; Bellone, Melinda – Childhood Education, 2020
Remaining alert to ways we can improve our education practices is important for myriad reasons. Being able to respond effectively to the trauma that many children experience is one of the most pressing.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Trauma, Coping, Victims
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Leroy, Lieve; Nguyen, Thi Chau – Childhood Education, 2019
Context has a significant impact on the relative success of efforts to innovate in the classroom. Thus, it is important to understand the role of school leaders as both gatekeepers and facilitators within their specific context.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Innovation, Leadership Role
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Nasser, Ilham – Childhood Education, 2018
What does an Education Diplomat look like in practice? Often, education diplomats find themselves facing unforeseen challenges, which forces them to be reflective about their role and flexible in their approach. In this article, Dr. Ilham Nassar tells the story of her involvement as a consultant to facilitate the design of an early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Planning, Program Design
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Watson, Sara; Badagawa, Gideon; Hunt, Jane; Lica, Carmen – Childhood Education, 2018
Education Diplomacy engages the business sector with educators, policymakers, and government agencies by building consensus on policy, practice, and lifelong outcomes and taps into business people's natural skills and influence. The Education Diplomat is an important role for all stakeholders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Social Networks, Educational Policy
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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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Höne, Katharina E. – Childhood Education, 2018
Diplomacy as it is traditionally understood is changing. Diverse, non-state actors in the social sector have become influential participants in setting global goals and priorities. In education, classroom teachers, administrators, academics, and policymakers play an increasingly important diplomatic role in exchanging knowledge, building consensus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Change Strategies
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Anderson, Kate – Childhood Education, 2018
Learning assessment is essential for education systems to provide quality and equitable education. Education partners, both national and international, are supporting education systems around the world in their efforts to develop and implement holistic learning assessment strategies and mechanisms. In many cases, examining how learning is being…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Practices
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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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Nigaglioni, Irene – Childhood Education, 2017
Although mobile applications and games often seem isolating and somewhat stationary, last year's augmented reality (AR) gaming craze Pokémon Go demonstrated how technology has the potential to promote socialization, collaboration, and physical activity while still engaging users. Pokémon Go's use of AR technology, which superimposes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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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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Wassermann, Selma – Childhood Education, 2017
In the recent past, during the 36 hours of required coursework necessary to become a certified teacher in the state of New York, not a single course deviated from the same model of teacher centered lectures and a long list of "to dos" that would presumably enable pre-service students to face 30 odd children in their own classrooms with…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Stemn, Blidi S. – Childhood Education, 2017
In some African cultures, the concept of division does not necessarily mean sharing money or an item equally. How an item is shared might depend on the ages of the individuals involved. This article describes the use of the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) approach to teach division word problems involving money in a 3rd-grade class in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Talbot, Patricia A.; Gustafson, Glenna; Mistele, Jean – Childhood Education, 2017
World-ready learners require world-ready educators. One group of inspiring teacher educators share how they ignited a fire of awareness around the importance of global competency education at a small, rural teacher college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Global Approach, Global Education, Competency Based Education
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