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Toj, Roselia; de La Cruz, Isabel – Childhood Education, 2021
Guatemala faces many challenges to its development that contribute to an underperforming education system with outdated methodologies and student engagement techniques, resulting in missed opportunities for today's youth. This is especially true for Indigenous girls, who experience disproportionate effects of marginalization in Guatemala, which…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Emotional Learning, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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O'Brien, Jude – Childhood Education, 2021
Many social systems, especially education, have an opportunity to significantly improve individual performance and well-being outcomes by attending to and including brain fitness as part of their approach. Brain fitness, like physical fitness, requires exercise. Brain-based "workout" activities improve cognitive development, and their…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Academic Achievement, Mental Health, Well Being
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Chang, Sen – Childhood Education, 2021
Solar energy holds great potential for addressing energy poverty around the world. With creative design and implementation, school children can access solar-powered solutions to facilitate their studies and help their families. The Solar Cow allows students to charge portable batteries while they study and take the batteries home to their parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Natural Resources, Rural Areas
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Ma, Edward – Childhood Education, 2021
The pandemic unquestionably challenged the education world during 2020. In spite of the difficulties, however, there are reasons to be optimistic. Around the world, educators are gathering the tools, attitudes, and evidence needed to bring about long-needed education reforms, at a faster pace. The Yidan Prize Foundation is focused on the big ideas…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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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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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Waldron, Chad H.; Jamerson, Ja'Nel – Childhood Education, 2018
Crises of all types are often the inspiration for innovation, as communities seek solutions to the immediate problems they face. Sometimes a crisis is localized, as in the case of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, USA, and the local community is therefore the most highly motivated to innovate on behalf of their children's future.
Descriptors: Water Pollution, Emergent Literacy, Urban Areas, School Districts
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Moreno, Amanda J. – Childhood Education, 2017
As mindfulness practices become more widely implemented in schools, they are attracting both keen interest and strong criticism. It is important that mindfulness-based programs adhere to sound child development principles, be aligned with the neuroscience of stress, be integrated in a holistic manner by teachers throughout the school day, and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Ethics, Elementary School Students, Child Development
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Sarma, Alaka; Mukhtar, Mazin – Childhood Education, 2017
Akshar Forum, an experimental livelihood school in the semi-rural village of Pamohi, Assam, in Northeast India, tests cutting-edge methods in education in the context of underserved communities and rural development programs. Started in 2015, the school links 42 children and their parents to the vast knowledge resources of the Internet to teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Rural Development, Geographic Regions
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Hanckel, Jane; Segal, Leonie – Childhood Education, 2016
All Indigenous communities have a time-tested child-rearing knowledge base that reflects and honors their cultural beliefs and historical experiences. Many of these communities emphasize group harmony and collaboration and respect for the natural environment--competencies that are increasingly important on our crowded and depleted planet.…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being
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Jepkemboi, Grace; Jolly, Pauline; Gillyard, KaNesha; Lissanu, Lydia – Childhood Education, 2016
According to UNICEF, 13.3 million children (0-17 years) worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Nearly 12 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, with other children who have been severely impacted by the AIDS pandemic, these orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) are at higher risk of missing out on schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Institutionalized Persons
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
In today's hyper-connected world, children's exposure to technology as a tool to communicate, learn, and socialize has increased exponentially. As teachers and parents recognize the demands for increased use of technology among young children, they should be able to identify and address the challenges associated with such exposure. Cyberbullying,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Peer Relationship
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
In this era of increasing accountability and high-stakes testing in schools, a serious paradox has surfaced. Children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate, and mounting evidence points to a relationship between obesity and poor school performance. Ironically, pressure to improve children's academic achievement has led many schools to adopt…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition
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