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Delafield, Julia – Childhood Education, 2018
Giving an immersive global experience to preservice early childhood educators lays the foundation for building their global competencies and thereby helping them provide their own students with 21st century skills.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Community Colleges, Preservice Teachers
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Dawes, Andrew; Biersteker, Linda; Girdwood, Elizabeth; Snelling, Matthew; Tredoux, C. G. – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, Innovation Edge commissioned the development of South Africa's first national-level preschool child assessment tool. The project's key innovations were that the tool should fairly assess children from across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum, be inexpensive in terms of equipment and administration costs, and be administered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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Goettsch, Marieke; Mateo Diaz, Mercedes; Canete, Nicolas – Childhood Education, 2018
One of the main objectives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to improve the lives of people in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region by reducing inequality. In 2008, the IDB's Division of Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation (CTI) developed the Innovation Lab (I-Lab), which falls under the umbrella of a growing set of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Innovation
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Deaner, Kat; McCreery-Kellert, Heather – Childhood Education, 2018
Design thinking is a methodology that emphasizes reasoning and decision-making as part of the problem-solving process. It is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions. Design thinking offers valuable skills that will serve students well as they…
Descriptors: Design, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, STEM 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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Gadelha, Rene – Childhood Education, 2018
Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to revolutionize education, as it immerses students in their learning more than any other available medium. By blocking out visual and auditory distractions in the classroom, it has the potential to help students deeply connect with the material they are learning in a way that has never been possible before.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Nicholson, Scott – Childhood Education, 2018
Escape rooms are "live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal (usually escaping from the room) in a limited amount of time." Escape Rooms are one type of Escape Game, which are narrative-based challenges that use puzzles, tasks,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Learner Engagement, Puzzles
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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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Nasser, Ilham – Childhood Education, 2018
What does an Education Diplomat look like in practice? Often, education diplomats find themselves facing unforeseen challenges, which forces them to be reflective about their role and flexible in their approach. In this article, Dr. Ilham Nassar tells the story of her involvement as a consultant to facilitate the design of an early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Planning, Program Design
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Tilhou, Rebecca; Rose, Brittney; Eckhoff, Angela; Glasgow, Jane – Childhood Education, 2018
Nonprofit organizations providing early childhood services that support the healthy growth, development, and education of young children and their families have a unique relationship with communities. In order to have significant impact on quality of life, these programs must be sustainable and committed to meeting local needs. This article…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Early Childhood Education
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Watson, Sara; Badagawa, Gideon; Hunt, Jane; Lica, Carmen – Childhood Education, 2018
Education Diplomacy engages the business sector with educators, policymakers, and government agencies by building consensus on policy, practice, and lifelong outcomes and taps into business people's natural skills and influence. The Education Diplomat is an important role for all stakeholders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Social Networks, Educational Policy
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Vargas-Barón, Emily; Diehl, Kristel – Childhood Education, 2018
Children who are well nurtured, appropriately cared for, and provided with positive learning opportunities in their early years have a better chance of becoming healthy and productive citizens of nations and of the world. This article reviews the art and science of policy planning for early childhood development (ECD) from a diplomacy perspective.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Murru, Anna C.; Miyato, Harriet; Vandenbosch, Tom E. – Childhood Education, 2018
Communities and governments can learn from each other to provide access to education and meet the learning needs of their most vulnerable children. Education Diplomacy can be used to prioritize education challenges, build mutual understanding, and shape consensus toward solutions that are supported by empowered parents/guardians, teachers, school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Disadvantaged, At Risk Students
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Cardarelli, Rose – Childhood Education, 2018
The need to solve the challenges associated with educating millions of child refugees is critical. Provision of education in emergencies is a basic human right and also must meet the very specific needs of children who have experienced conflict or natural disasters. This article proposes ways in which Education Diplomacy can garner support,…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Refugees, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Cara, Daniel; Pellanda, Andressa – Childhood Education, 2018
Advocacy efforts often contribute to broader Education Diplomacy goals. The Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education coordinated an effort among diverse civil society stakeholders to ensure their voice was included in developing Brazil's National Education Plan (NEP). As a result of their advocacy strategy, civil society participated in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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