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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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Tkachuk, Alla – Childhood Education, 2019
By transforming education to focus on nurturing creativity, teachers can better ensure that their students are receiving the best preparation for a future of rapid change. This article describes how Alla Tkachuk founded MASK (Mobile Art School in Kenya, www.mobileartschoolinkenya.org) to champion art for creativity in Africa. Starting as a small…
Descriptors: Creativity, Visualization, Foreign Countries, Art 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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Anderson, Kate – Childhood Education, 2018
Learning assessment is essential for education systems to provide quality and equitable education. Education partners, both national and international, are supporting education systems around the world in their efforts to develop and implement holistic learning assessment strategies and mechanisms. In many cases, examining how learning is being…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Practices
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Bellino, Michelle J.; Hure, Mohamud – Childhood Education, 2018
As we innovate, it is important to keep in mind what might be the next stage for the recipients of our efforts on their behalf. This is particularly true when innovating in response to crisis circumstances. As we address the immediate challenge of ensuring children in refugee situations have their right to education met, we need to remember that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Refugees, Partnerships in Education, Pilot Projects
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Jepkemboi, Grace; Jolly, Pauline; Gillyard, KaNesha; Lissanu, Lydia – Childhood Education, 2016
According to UNICEF, 13.3 million children (0-17 years) worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS. Nearly 12 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, with other children who have been severely impacted by the AIDS pandemic, these orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) are at higher risk of missing out on schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Institutionalized Persons
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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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Jepkemboi, Grace; Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2014
The well-being of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS is often significantly compromised, as they are prone to discrimination, victimization, and exclusion from social and familial structures. The present study examines the effect of HIV/AIDS on children's attitudes toward learning, as perceived by teachers and caregivers. Teachers and caregivers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Childhood Attitudes, Well Being
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Freshwater, Amy; Sherwood, Elizabeth; Mbugua, Esther – Childhood Education, 2008
Sharing classroom practices across international borders can add new dimensions to teaching methods, no matter where one calls home. With this idea in mind, the authors (two U.S. early childhood teacher educators and a Kenyan-born U.S. early childhood teacher) have corresponded for several years through e-mail with a small group of early childhood…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Play, Physical Activities, Music Activities
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Mbugua, Tata J. – Childhood Education, 2004
Recent years have seen a global endeavor to prioritize early childhood care and education as a foundation for later learning and development, as evidenced by the Global Guidelines for Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century (Association for Childhood Education International/World Organization for Early Childhood, 1999). Such efforts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Mbugua, Tata – Childhood Education, 2004
In America, as elsewhere in the developing world, education is viewed as the most prominent public policy issue, involving an interplay of national budget allocation and foreign assistance. In Kenya, education is considered the pillar of all development activities (Odiwour, 2000). The guiding philosophy for Kenya's education is the belief that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Kabiru, Margaret; Njenga, Anne; Swadener, Beth Blue – Childhood Education, 2003
Highlights recent early childhood and community development work in rural Kenyan communities. Presents: (1) a brief history and overview of early childhood care and education; (2) examples from the Mwana Mwende community development project; (3) ways in which early childhood development has mobilized the community; and (4) examples of increasing…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Child Care, Child Development, Community Action
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Phillips, Jacqueline S.; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes struggle of Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania to preserve migratory lifestyle while remaking their schooling system. Addresses goals, content and method, and outcomes for both indigenous and Western Maasai education. Considers educational implications for migratory lifestyles and recommends listening to, building trust with, and empowering…
Descriptors: Access to Education, African Culture, Child Role, Community Involvement
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Gacheru, Margaretta; Smutny, Joan Franklin; Opiyo, Mumma – Childhood Education, 1999
Describes performing arts and story-telling programs in Kenya that help to meet the needs for a creative framework and orientation to genuine learning that recovers some of the diminishing traditions of pre-colonial Kenya. Includes descriptions of the Kenya Schools Drama Festival, the resurgence of traditional story telling, and the Kenya Drama…
Descriptors: Children, Creativity, Educational Needs, Folk Culture