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Kemple, Kristen M.; David, Gigi M. – Childhood Education, 2020
As educators and business people consider what children need to be successful in this rapidly changing society, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and persistence are recognized as the most important skills for success in education and the workforce. Among these, creative thinking is referred to most…
Descriptors: Young Children, Creativity, Creative Development, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Damico, Susan – Childhood Education, 2020
Resilience has become a popular and important topic in classrooms around the world. Much of the existing research about resilience is focused on promoting this important life skill in young children. At the same time, more and more educators and researchers are emphasizing resilience as a tool to help teachers handle stress and avoid burnout.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Stress Management, Teacher Burnout
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Gross, Karen E. – Childhood Education, 2019
How can we harness the power of innovation to support the development of our youth as empathic citizens, who are engaged with and informed about the world around them? The Citizen Discourse initiative is creating a unique platform to meet this goal.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Inclusion
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Lee, Felicia – Childhood Education, 2019
Meeting the needs of children in refugee communities is a growing concern. Supporting their physical and emotional well-being is a challenge, as is protecting their right to quality education. Innovations are necessary to meet these challenges. Given the circumstances that have contributed to refugee crises around the world, education innovations…
Descriptors: Peace, Empathy, Young Children, Empowerment
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Smith, Wendy; Crane, Annya – Childhood Education, 2019
Worldreader, the nonprofit organization with a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader, is proving that mobile phones can be used as tools for engaging parents in reading to their young children. Knowing the cognitive and developmental benefits of reading to children from an early age, Worldreader set out to leverage the ubiquity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Sawhney, Arjun – Childhood Education, 2019
The first six years of a child's life are the most critical years for development, and appropriate health care, nutrition, stimulation, affection, and education are critical for healthy development. These early years also present a window of opportunity to mitigate any developmental concerns. With the right intervention, the child's health,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Physicians
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Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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van Oudenhoven, Nico; van Oudenhoven, Rona Jualla – Childhood Education, 2019
As educators around the world pursue the noble goal of supporting students' development as global citizens, we must carefully consider the methods we use to achieve such transformation of education.
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Citizenship Education
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Wooding, Amy; Wooding, Kjell – Childhood Education, 2018
It is not difficult to imagine a world where internet-connected mobile devices are accessible to everyone. Can these technologies be used to help solve the challenges of global education? This was the challenge posed by the Global Learning XPRIZE--a $15 million grand challenge competition aimed at addressing this global teaching shortfall. In…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Dillon, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The third annual research symposium at Zakher KG School in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), presented an exciting opportunity for the 33 teachers in the school to present their findings from classroom-based action research conducted within their professional learning communities. In this brief article, one attendee describes an unexpected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Communities of Practice
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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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Haxton, Jennie N. – Childhood Education, 2017
When it became evident that war was the method by which European countries would again struggle to solve problems of economic life and to settle points raised by different political philosophies, the thoughts of all groups interested in the welfare of young children turned to ways and means of alleviating hunger, homelessness, and the other ills…
Descriptors: Refugees, Young Children, Child Welfare, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Generations after her passing, Patty Smith Hill (1868-1946) remains a towering figure in the world of early childhood education. Her words continue to offer insight, not only for those who work with young children, but also for those who help to prepare the teachers of young children for the important work they do--for those who both engage in and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Profiles, Educational History
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