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Shore, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2021
Up to 250 children of different ages can be seen when entering Sekolahku-MySchool (SMS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, integrated and happily engaged, indoors or outdoors, in sustainable activities as part of their everyday learning. With ages ranging from 16 months to 13 years, the children engage in learning typical academic skills and techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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Essame, Caroline – Childhood Education, 2020
Play is widely acknowledged as being critical for children's development, yet opportunities for play are becoming more scarce for many children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Learning Processes, Developmental Stages
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Seevak, Marina – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children suffer when schools make inappropriate academic demands, which create anxious and demoralized young learners who feel disinvested in the learning process. Students' mental and physical health suffer from the stress of academically driven environments, and they lose the opportunity to gain the skills that creative play generates.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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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, Refugees, At Risk Persons, Child Health
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Bowen, Maya; Mak, Sandra; Feng, Daphne; Alice, Wong – Childhood Education, 2020
Vietnam has been experiencing remarkable economic growth, which has brought about a mass urban migration. Despite the large number of young children, there is no public child care for children under 3 years old and public kindergartens are out of reach for many families because of high associated costs and residency status requirements. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Urban Areas
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Williams, Amy – Childhood Education, 2020
In many parts of the world, multiple challenges affect children's ability to access and benefit from education. Innovations that provide multiple solutions can be truly transformative. This article describes the impact one company has had for good on rural villages in Ghana. Empower Playgrounds has developed electricity-generating playground…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Coffino, Jesse Robert; Bailey, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2019
While play seems a most natural activity for children, educators must innovate to incorporate "true play" that originates from the interests and direction of children themselves. The Anji Play approach is a model of innovative play-based education in China that is inspiring the world.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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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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Schlesinger, Molly A.; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Childhood Education, 2019
Children are always learning. Innovative initiatives that offer opportunities for learning and skill building in environments outside of school are as important as ones designed for the classroom.
Descriptors: Play, Skill Development, Learning Activities, Educational Games
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Wang, Lindsey – Childhood Education, 2018
Play is a traditional activity of children. Yet in order to ensure we are giving children time to play and opportunities to gain from the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of play, we need to find innovative ways to use play to ensure that all children are learning and meeting their potential.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Lifelong Learning, Reentry Students
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Harkins, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Active involvement of multiple stakeholders is vital to ensuring effective implementation of education innovation. The ground-breaking collaboration described in this article addressed barriers to education through effective cross-sector collaboration among civil society, business, and government stakeholders.
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Cooperation, School Business Relationship
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Kim, KH – Childhood Education, 2018
When we consider the ultimate goal of bringing innovation to our education programs, a key consideration is whether or not we are helping our students themselves become innovative, creative thinkers and actors.
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Innovation, Creative Thinking, Educational Environment
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Rhea, Deborah; Bauml, Michellle – Childhood Education, 2018
Others' success can be a powerful motivation to innovate, which sometimes means finding new ways to return to beneficial activities. Finland's academic success has prompted many to explore that country's policies and practices, particularly regarding providing opportunities for children to enjoy more unstructured play.
Descriptors: Success, Play, Holistic Approach, Recess Breaks
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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