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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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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, www.mobileartschoolinkenya.org) to champion art for creativity in Africa. Starting as a small…
Descriptors: Creativity, Visualization, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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Rautela, Renuka; Singh, Nandini Chatterjee – Childhood Education, 2019
In this article, the authors propose a problem-based approach to education that enables learners to build critical consciousness to drive "active citizenship"; develops their abilities to frame their identities; and empowers them to critically question any systemic, cultural, and physical manifestations of exclusion and marginalization.…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Sustainable Development
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Ferguson, Therese; Chevannes, Pauletta – Childhood Education, 2018
The Small Island Developing State of Jamaica, in the Caribbean region, is facing significant environmental, economic, and social challenges. Violence has become a serious challenge for Jamaica and several other countries in the region; the level of violence against and among children is particularly disturbing. Perhaps even more troubling is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conflict Resolution, Violence, Public Health
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Jamil, Baela Raza; Saeed, Saba – Childhood Education, 2018
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is ambitious and tests national governments' capacity to address human development challenges, such as access to quality education. Collaborative initiatives that leverage the capacity of diverse stakeholders will be essential to meet the education and learning needs of the world's children,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Access to Education
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Carton, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation should not be about simply doing something new and different. Focusing on what will truly benefit students and society as a whole is the best way to innovate with a purpose. What better purpose than to support our children in the role of citizens of the world?
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Peace, Social Justice
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Lovenburg, Natalie – Childhood Education, 2018
The need for innovation to ensure children around the world have access to quality education is clear. That need goes beyond innovation to curriculum and teaching practices, however. Creative Associates are addressing the need to innovate in order to simply ensure that books are reaching their intended recipients.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Elementary School Students
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Bishop, Elizabeth; Bittner, Myles – Childhood Education, 2018
An important goal for education innovation is to support the development of today's students into strong and committed global citizens. Innovative programs that build leadership skills and expand foreign policy understanding are critically important to our interconnected future.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, Leadership, Futures (of Society)
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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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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Stern, Oriana – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is a pivotal aspect of education and critical for economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Innovative programming that taps into culturally relevant local resources can increase literacy and strengthen social-emotional skills. This article describes the work of LitWorld, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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McCarty, Jeanne; Ford, Vanessa; Ludes, Joe – Childhood Education, 2018
Sometimes taking innovative approach to learning means changing the venue. Traditional schooling takes place within walls, but an outdoor environment offers significant benefit in terms of learning through experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Gardening, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation
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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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Hancock, Robin – Childhood Education, 2017
Development of positive self-identity is the foundation for appreciating one's place within the global community. For children who encounter negative messages about their worth, learning to feel good about themselves and their position in the world is even more important. If children are to be truly empathic and respectful of others, they need to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Global Approach, Empathy, Self Concept
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