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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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Savina, Elena – Childhood Education, 2020
Journey Around the World is an innovative elementary school curriculum that bridges global and prosocial education. The goal of the Journey is to teach children to be open to cultural diversity, have knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and accept others' views in a non-defensive and curious manner. It further focuses on educating young…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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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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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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Suleman, Mohamedarif – Childhood Education, 2020
An examination of the employment market in Tanzania highlights profound differences in the competencies and skills of individuals who have graduated from the local schools from those who have graduated from international schools. Although Tanzania had achieved nearly universal access to primary education by 2007, enrollment of primary school-age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Horn, Michael B. – Childhood Education, 2020
When teacher shortages pose a significant challenge to delivering quality education, what disruptive educational approaches can we explore to ensure students are learning?
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries
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Cale, Marybeth G. – Childhood Education, 2020
Located about 80 miles north of New York City, Anderson Center for Autism has long provided comprehensive educational, vocational, and residential services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Rooted in the use of applied behavior analysis and other evidence-based practices, the nonprofit helps children and adults communicate,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Special Schools
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Price, Kathy; Bouchoutrouch, Mariam; Scully, Martha – Childhood Education, 2020
Immigrant women with young children are at a disadvantage when trying to settle into a new life in Canada. The male of the household remains the primary focus for settlement services, and he receives educational and employment opportunities. The mother in the family is often considered less important by services. Of particular concern is the lack…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Females, Preschool Children, Land Settlement
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Singer, Ann – Childhood Education, 2020
The Gratitude Network, a nonprofit based in Pleasanton, California, has a unique and interesting approach to strengthening education for children globally. The organization accelerates the growth of high-impact social enterprises, both for-profit and nonprofit, working to improve the lives of children and youth around the world, primarily through…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Nonprofit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Training
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Jackson, Savon – Childhood Education, 2020
Since 2014, India's Swaach Bharat Mission (Clean India), launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has garnered international attention for dispersing millions of toilets across the subcontinent. The five-year campaign goes much further, though, in the educational realm, where it attempts to make sustainable change through the country's national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sanitary Facilities, Sanitation, National Curriculum
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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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McDevitt, Seung Eun; Jiang, Hui; Xu, Yuanyue; Pei, Di – Childhood Education, 2020
Special education schools in China and other developing countries are increasingly adapting curricula and approaches developed in Western countries to serve young children with disabilities. Yet not enough is known about how effective these curricula are in different cultural contexts and what difficulties teachers may face in implementing them.…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Langlois, Aude – Childhood Education, 2020
Entrepreneurship education has become increasingly popular across the globe, with many governments advocating for its integration into school curricula. In fact, the European Commission included a "Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship" to its list of eight key competences necessary for lifelong learning. Behind this recommendation is…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Lifelong Learning, Skill Development, Business Skills
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Di Santo, Aurelia; Scott, Katie-Jay – Childhood Education, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerable refugee populations of the world need more support than ever before. As refugees (both children and adults) struggle to make sense of this pandemic with very few to no resources, iACT, an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Communicable Diseases, Refugees, At Risk Persons
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Singh, Jaswinder – Childhood Education, 2020
Protsahan, a Hindi word that literally translates to encouragement, was started in 2010. The idea of Protsahan was born with the idea to rescue children from systemic, intergenerational poverty and abuse by providing a safe space for girls inside the slums that would offer access to quality education, health care, and justice. Since then,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Poverty, Child Abuse
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