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Gordon, Mary – Childhood Education, 2020
Calls for innovation in education often focus on the need to prepare students for the future. Ensuring that we are supporting their empathy for others is an often overlooked, but critical, aspect of that preparation.
Descriptors: Empathy, Child Rearing, Child Abuse, Violence
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Wurst, Christopher M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Innovations in content delivery abound in the world today, providing very effective tools for engaging students in meaningful learning. Social studies teachers have long known that having students memorize names and dates is a fairly useless exercise. Good teachers present material so that students can understand its application in their lives.…
Descriptors: Speech, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Social Studies
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Waite, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2020
While project-based learning can be traced back to centuries-old theory, new research shows how it is linked to a variety of efforts for change in innovative schools.
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving
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Savina, Elena – Childhood Education, 2020
Journey Around the World is an innovative elementary school curriculum that bridges global and prosocial education. The goal of the Journey is to teach children to be open to cultural diversity, have knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and accept others' views in a non-defensive and curious manner. It further focuses on educating young…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Van Kuren, Lynda – Childhood Education, 2020
When Emily Crosette, joined H2O for Life as a high school student, she never dreamed that it would be the impetus for her future educational and career goals. Crossette majored in civil and environmental engineering and minored in environmental science at Lafayette College and is now completing her PhD in environmental engineering at the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Global Approach, High School Students, Water Quality
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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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Skelton, Diana; Orcullo, Marjorie – Childhood Education, 2020
Around the world, children who grow up in poverty and children who grow up in middle-class homes rarely have opportunities to get to know one another. Tapori is a friendship network that seeks to make connections between disparate groups of children. Its newsletter shares true stories from the point of view of children living in challenging…
Descriptors: Friendship, Poverty Programs, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Watson, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives around the world in many ways. Governments have temporarily closed schools in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Here, an elementary school teacher shares her experiences making the shift to remote teaching.
Descriptors: Disease Control, School Closing, Elementary School Teachers, Distance Education
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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, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
In 2015, the world, led by the United Nations, came together to create a blueprint of progress to build a better and more sustainable future for all. Identifying 17 goals--known as the Global Goals or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-- to achieve such outcomes as no poverty, zero hunger, and reduced inequalities, the global society had…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Social Justice
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Fleming, Molly – Childhood Education, 2020
In Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district, nearly 3,000 students don't know where they'll be sleeping each night. As parents or guardians move about, enrolling and re-enrolling in schools can become overwhelming--especially when there is no firm address to provide--so families often keep children out of school. This…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Access to Education, Intervention
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McMickle, Amanda; Stuart, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
Learning opportunities can be found all around, and innovative education approaches are expanding the concept of a school environment. Nestled in the urban core of San Antonio, Texas, is a nature-based preschool that is taking a wild approach to learning about conservation. Will Smith Zoo School, part of San Antonio Zoo and named in honor of a boy…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Educational Environment, Outdoor Education, Preschools
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Edelen, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
This past spring, the education industry experienced a massive paradigm shift as a result of the pandemic. In a matter of weeks, curriculum plans that had been carefully prepared and executed over two-thirds of the school year were upended, and educators were asked to revise, reorganize, and realign to address the needs and capabilities of an…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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