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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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Snow, Catherine E. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Certain tasks are more likely to be solved by groups than by individuals, even when the individuals are highly skilled at aspects of the task. These are tasks such as filling out income tax forms or performing surgical operations, for which inputs from several individuals who have complementary domains of knowledge and skill are needed. I refer to…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Child Development, Literacy Education, Career Development
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Galvão, Afonso; Brasil, Ive – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
This qualitative and exploratory research is aimed at investigating the underlying reasons for the professional choice of Brazilian teachers who work within early education. Seventeen teachers (seven from public schools and 10 from private schools) were interviewed in depth in a semi-structured manner. Questions concerned the reasons that guided…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research
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Melasalmi, Anitta; Husu, Jukka – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines the two kindergarten teachers' shared professional identities in teamwork in an effort to clarify what constitutes their shared identities and how these identities affect the teachers' professional practices and beliefs. The relational nature of identity maintains that individuals are not the only constructors of their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Feedback (Response), Professional Identity, Teacher Education
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1991
Describes Frances McClelland Mayfarth's childhood, editorial work for the Association for Childhood Education, professorship at New York University, presidency of Wheelock College, work as a high school teacher, and retirement. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Biographies, Career Development, Editors
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Meyer, Alberta L. – Childhood Education, 1989
Provides a brief biography of Agnes Louise Adams, who was awarded the first Distinguished Service Medallion by the National College of Education in 1980. (RJC)
Descriptors: Biographies, Career Development, Professors, Teacher Background