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Korda, Sam – Childhood Education, 2019
Educators around the world are recognizing that traditional ways of teaching are not meeting the needs of students in our rapidly changing world. How can we truly transform teaching to foster the skills and capacities our youth will need in the future? This article shares the steps being taken at Wildfire Education to address this challenge.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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Aljabreen, Haifa Hassan; Lash, Martha – Childhood Education, 2016
Despite differences in specific teaching styles, nations around the world are united in the belief that early education is essential for preparing children for success throughout their school life and beyond. This tenet is as applicable to the Saudi Arabian early childhood education (ECE) system as it is anywhere else. Yet, little is actually…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Styles, Early Childhood Education
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Brown, Christopher P.; Mowry, Brian – Childhood Education, 2016
Since its birth in the 1960s in Latin America, testimonio has emerged as a genre of literature that gives a "voice to the voiceless" and acts as a medium for marginalized individuals to communicate their experiences. Described as a form of resistance literature, it has been defined as "an authentic narrative, told by a witness who…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Accountability, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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Batey, Jacqueline J. – Childhood Education, 2014
One of the ways that researchers have found to expand and inform global thinking about the impact of education is through international teaching experiences for students preparing to become teachers. "People have always been curious about the ways that societies acquire and use knowledge, the way that knowledge is translated into skills, the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Internship Programs, Teaching Experience
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Fischetti, John C. – Childhood Education, 2013
In this brief article, the author argues that if society defines schools as testing centers instead of learning centers where young people go to watch adults work, then teacher education programs are replaceable. Online technologies allow for the transmittal of information without the need for traditional classroom settings. However, if schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Information Technology, Problem Solving, Global Approach
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Tigistu, Kassahun – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite claims about the significance of early childhood education in improving later outcomes in an individual's life, this stage of development has not received sufficient attention by education systems across the world. Until recently, early education or preschool education did not come under the purview of the formal education system in most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational History, Child Care
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Souto-Manning, Mariana – Childhood Education, 2012
Historically, "teacher action research" and "teacher research" have been terms mostly used at the PK-12 level. Yet, embracing it fully and visibly in the teacher education realm is important because it raises awareness of the critical and transformative aspects of teaching and learning. It allows teacher research to be made visible and validated…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Education, Educational Research, Teacher Educators
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Fite, Kathleen – Childhood Education, 2012
Childhood learning is full of easy-to-remember directions. Recall such advice as "Stop, look, and listen" before one crosses the street and "Stop, drop, and roll" if one's clothes catch on fire. These sayings are clear and concise with specific instruction about what to do in a critical situation. As a teacher educator who has been in the field…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Phenomenology
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Kohler, Maxie; Christensen, Lois; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
This article contains a review of eight refereed publications that addressed the topic of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), as that is a topic presently being discussed widely both nationally and internationally. According to the most recent 2009 NAEYC publication on DAP, recommended practices are those "that result from the process of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Special Needs Students, Child Development, Best Practices
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Zwirn, Susan Goetz; Fusco, Esther – Childhood Education, 2009
In the summer of 2007, the authors had the opportunity to lead a group of Hofstra University students, pre- and inservice, undergraduate and graduate, elementary and art teachers, to Sorrento, Italy, for interdisciplinary courses in both literacy and art education. The culminating project, a shadow theater play and performance, brought together…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Puppetry, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cohen, Monroe – Childhood Education, 2008
At the 2008 Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, attendees who went to the Retired/Heritage Committee-sponsored Special Session heard author Monroe Cohen offer reminiscences about some people who were important and influential for him, for ACEI, and for the field of…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Teachers, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Witzel, Bradley S. – Childhood Education, 2008
President Bush appointed a 19-member National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP) in 2006 to create a blueprint for advancing mathematics education in the United States. After reviewing over 16,000 research publications and reports and receiving testimonials from 110 individuals, the panel made its report public in March 2008. The NMP report provides…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lacina, Jan; Hannibal, Mary Anne – Childhood Education, 2008
"The great teacher is not the man [or woman] who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is an important reminder that education involves more than just teaching academic content and meeting state, or national, standards. Teachers inspire, encourage, challenge,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship
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