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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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Gupta, Rakesh – Childhood Education, 2019
Over the last few decades, the proportion of students receiving arts education has shrunk drastically. When students were asked to share information about their culture and history, it was discovered that a majority of students lacked knowledge of their own history and culture. It is also important for students to have exposure to other cultures…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, History Instruction
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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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Jain, Saurabh – Childhood Education, 2019
Makerspace are collaborative work spaces inside a school, library, or separate facility for making, learning, exploring, and sharing. They provide opportunities for children to practice critical thinking and creative expression.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Tiegs, Ali; Coneway, Betty; Hindman, Janet Tipton; Garcia, Beth; Bingham, Teri – Childhood Education, 2018
Educators who understand the benefits to children of expanding their exposure to arts often have to find innovative ways to bring arts education to children who otherwise would not be exposed to quality and inspiring arts experiences.
Descriptors: Art Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Loraque, Julia – Childhood Education, 2018
The Development Impact Bond (DIB) is a pioneering new way to encourage private investors to fund international development projects that is 100% focused on the outcomes achieved. Instiglio, a non-profit, Results-Based Financing advisory organization, is providing technical assistance to organizations during the design of these instruments and is…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Educational Innovation
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Accardo, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2017
A yoga-based school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) may provide a foundation for teaching mindfulness and self-regulation in K-12 schools. Here, the use of yoga as a SWPBS was examined through a review of existing literature and interviews of yoga program facilitators. Yoga was reported to be effective as a pedagogical approach, and found…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Mental Health, Positive Behavior Supports
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Rix, Sally – Childhood Education, 2017
Self-organized learning was developed by Professor Sugata Mitra of Newcastle University on the foundation of his firm belief that learning will emerge spontaneously when children are encouraged to be curious and are allowed to self-organize. There are seven dedicated Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs) that Mitra established in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Reaction, Teaching Methods, Independent Study
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Leege, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2017
For the past six years, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD; https://allchildrenreading.org) a partnership of the United States Agency for International Development, World Vision, and the Australian Government, has fostered the development of innovations that can increase reading outcomes for children in developing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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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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Ernest, James M.; Causey, Cora; Newton, Allison B.; Sharkins, Kimberly; Summerlin, Jennifer; Albaiz, Najla – Childhood Education, 2014
Questions about the potential benefits and dangers of media and technology use abound, with competing theories regarding its effects among young children. This article explores global perspectives on children's exposure to media, technology, and screen time (MeTS) in the schools, homes, and communities of an increasingly technology-driven world.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Influence of Technology, Mass Media Effects, Computer Use
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Thirumurthy, Vidya – Childhood Education, 2014
Parents play a key role in children's academic success. In this article, the author describes a sample of India's middle- and working-class parents' involvement in children's academic activities and the nature of support they provide for their children. In each case, everyday activities at home, often replicating school-based activities, indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homework, Parent Student Relationship, Middle Class
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Simic-Muller, Ksenija – Childhood Education, 2012
In the art form of "kolam," dots called "pulli" are arranged in rhombic, square, triangular, or free shapes, and a single, uninterrupted linear or curvilinear line, called the "kambi," intertwines the dots (Yanagisawa & Nagata, 2007). While there are no written or verbally stated rules, Yanagisawa and Nagata have…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Cultural Activities, Learning Activities
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Uma, V.; Muthuram, R. N. – Childhood Education, 2008
The lives of many were changed forever when a tsunami struck on the morning of December 26, 2004, as a result of an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia registering 9.0 on the Richter scale. Aftershocks in the nearby Andaman and Nicobar Islands sent waves of fear among the survivors, further debilitating their spirits. The aim of this article is…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Cultural Awareness
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Thirumurthy, Vidya; Jayaraman, Brinda – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the authors first discuss the multi-tiered Indian education system. Then, they examine the challenges for special education in India, including: (1) the issues surrounding appropriate assessment in a multilingual country, which is enhanced by marked differences in children's socioeconomic status; (2) social stigma of disabilities…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students
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