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Ghosh, Shibani – Childhood Education, 2022
Every individual has a fundamental right to quality education. Yet there are often huge disparities in the quality of education a rich child can access compared to the education a poor child can access. This is true in India. The Organisation for Awareness of Integrated Social Security (OASiS), a social innovations lab in Madhya Pradesh, embarked…
Descriptors: Museums, Community Resources, Out of School Youth, Access to Education
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Harms, Kimberly – Childhood Education, 2020
Children's museums offer a rich collection of onsite and online resources to tap into children's curiosity and expand their horizons.
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, Educational Resources, Educational Technology
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Tkachuk, Alla – Childhood Education, 2019
By transforming education to focus on nurturing creativity, teachers can better ensure that their students are receiving the best preparation for a future of rapid change. This article describes how Alla Tkachuk founded MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya, to champion art for creativity in Africa. Starting as a small…
Descriptors: Creativity, Visualization, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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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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Engel, Alison; Lucido, Kathryn; Cook, Kyla – Childhood Education, 2018
We can support students' deep engagement with content through innovative delivery. The techniques developed at the Field Museum in Chicago to share science knowledge through storytelling can provide inspiration for both formal and informal educators.
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling
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Pappamihiel, N. Eleni; Knight, Jennifer Hatch – Childhood Education, 2016
Second language learners face countless obstacles in the classroom, including communication and comprehension limitations and difficulty building relationships with peers. Many teachers struggle to build an inclusive classroom environment and ensure all students, especially those with linguistic and other learning disadvantages, are learning. This…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English Language Learners, Museums, Field Trips
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Kumar, Rashmi – Childhood Education, 2016
Policymakers and educators emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as key to individuals' and nations' future economic prosperity. It can be considered to be of particular value to students in developing countries and for disadvantaged students in developed countries. As families play a critical role in a…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, STEM Education, Children, Parent Role
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Synodi, Evanthia – Childhood Education, 2014
This comparative study explores the verbal communication between museum educators and young children, based on principles of developmental psychology. In early developmental stages, when student learning is greatly dependent on verbal communications from the teacher, observation skills may be developed through purposeful instruction. Through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Young Children, Verbal Communication
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Mathison, Carla; Wachowiak, Susan; Feldman, Linda – Childhood Education, 2007
In San Diego, California, 800 public school students from the inner city are attending a program called School in the Park (SITP), for approximately one-fourth of their 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade education. This unique program blends rigorous academic standards (formal learning) with hands-on, experiential curricula (informal learning), using…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 3, Prior Learning
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Lacina, Jan Guidry – Childhood Education, 2004
Virtual field trips offer a new way for teachers and students to visit historical sites and museums. Most notably, virtual field trips provide access to places that normally would be impossible for classrooms to visit, and this, in turn, provides a plethora of learning possibilities for the classroom. Why should teachers consider creating a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Field Trips, Computer Uses in Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Danilov, Victor J. – Childhood Education, 1976
Discusses the educational role of museums and describes how cooperation between museums and schools can result in museum field trips which are valuable extensions of the school experience. (JMB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Early Childhood Education, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Education
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Harris, Nini – Childhood Education, 1983
Briefly reviews the history of the first kindergarten system in the United States on the occasion of the transformation of the Des Peres School in St. Louis, Missouri, into a museum and library. The transformed facility contains a restored kindergarten classroom, the Susan E. Blow museum, local historical and educational archives, and meeting…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historic Sites, Kindergarten, Library Facilities
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Roderick, Jessie A. – Childhood Education, 1987
Discusses the qualities that educators need to function effectively in a range of child care settings (multiple settings) such as traditional schools, shopping malls, industrial establishments and museums. Decision-making skills, sensitive communicative skills, interest in continuing to learn, and questioning of practice are among the qualities…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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McNamee, Abigail Stahl – Childhood Education, 1987
Presents guidelines for parents and teachers on preparing young children (3 to 8 years old) for a visit to the art museum. In preparing children for museum experiences, education for the art museum should be related to child development, begin long before entering a museum ("museum education"), and be sequential. (BB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Singer, Judith Y. – Childhood Education, 1992
The MLE Learning Center, a publicly funded day care center and after-school program in Brooklyn, New York, helps children develop awareness of a global community by using local resources to teach the children about the rainforest. (LB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Conservation (Environment), Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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