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Brown, Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
This study explored the self-reported effects of mindfuless instruction on pre-service elementary teachers in the context of a literacy education course. Twenty female undergraduates participated in a study that occurred over the course of a single semester in one university. Analysis of the results indicated that students were not significantly…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Perception, Preservice Teachers
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Grant, Kirsten C. – Childhood Education, 2017
The relationship between mindfulness, attention, and well-being is well established. In the field of education, mindfulness programs often focus on teaching children ways of coping with attentional and emotional difficulties. Mindfulness practices are also valued for teachers, and being a mindful teacher impacts the classroom environment. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Teacher Characteristics
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Childhood Education, 2017
Many mindfulness techniques and goals have natural connections for teachers, especially teachers of young children. Helping students expand their awareness beyond themselves, focus their attention, visualize, and be kind to one another are key aspects of a teacher's responsibilities. Mindfulness supports teachers as they focus on positive emotions…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Altruism, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Meyer, Jessica; Chang, Allister; Trujillo, Kat – Childhood Education, 2017
Often, the conversation about Detroit features the same words used over and over again: poor, broken, abandoned, blighted. But the authors' experiences in the Motor City have shown them something completely different--a community that, in the face of overwhelming challenges, maintains a profound commitment to making Detroit a better place. This…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Renewal, Library Services, Public Libraries
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Pai, Hui-Ju; Ho, Hsiu-Zu; Lam, Yeana W. – Childhood Education, 2017
The Boyo After-School Tutoring Program in Hsinchu County, Taiwan, is a unique training program developed by the Boyo Social Welfare Foundation. The primary focus of this nonprofit foundation, established in 2008, is providing tutoring and support to indigenous youths. The Boyo Foundation also serves to build the capacity of unemployed village…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Tutoring, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Paz-Albo, Jesús – Childhood Education, 2017
This article describes an innovative teaching approach that can offer the changes needed for school improvement. When entering an Education: Basic and Interactive (EBI) classroom, one will see students focused on accomplishing self-guided tasks and eager to move on to the next challenge in their self-paced learning. The EBI Project described here…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Student Needs, Student Role
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Gordon, Jenny; Postlewhite, Kerry – Childhood Education, 2017
Africa has more people younger than 20 years old than anywhere in the world, and the continent's population is set to double to two billion by 2050. Asking whether that is a challenge or an opportunity isn't really the right question because it is both. For Mwabu, an education technology company born and bred in Zambia, the more important question…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sherman, Andrew – Childhood Education, 2017
Carl Honoré, a noted author, broadcaster, and lecturer, visited GEMS World Academy Chicago, to discuss the "slow movement," which asks parents to reconsider how they spend time with their children. The concept of slow parenting encourages parents to "slow down" to enjoy the experience, thus enhancing the quality of the time…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Consciousness Raising, Social Development
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Weisblat, Gina Z.; McClellan, Jeff – Childhood Education, 2017
Education is undergoing tremendous change. Technology and communication are central to this change, as speed and accessibility have increased exponentially. Learners' content knowledge is no longer as valuable as their "content navigation skills," and teachers' expertise is no longer beholden to didactic instruction. Education must…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Independent Study
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Morris, Ronald V.; Stanis, Suzanne Rollins – Childhood Education, 2017
Lessons in community building and cultural understanding are important aspects of a 21st-century education. Through such lessons, students gain the keys to societal understanding as they gain knowledge about their cultural and historical contexts, and use that understanding as a setting for exploration of deeper values, emotional experiences, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Children, Summer Programs, History Instruction
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Nigaglioni, Irene – Childhood Education, 2017
Although mobile applications and games often seem isolating and somewhat stationary, last year's augmented reality (AR) gaming craze Pokémon Go demonstrated how technology has the potential to promote socialization, collaboration, and physical activity while still engaging users. Pokémon Go's use of AR technology, which superimposes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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Robertson, Judy; Manches, Andrew; Pain, Helen – Childhood Education, 2017
Thirty years ago, when personal computers were first becoming available in homes and schools, a large group of primary school-age children were asked to share their attitudes about computers, their conceptions regarding how computers function, and their beliefs concerning computers' agency. The researchers wanted to gather baseline data regarding…
Descriptors: Computers, Interviews, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses the Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy, a remarkable high school for at-risk seniors in San Antonio, Texas. This specialized Northside Independent School for approximately 300 students is housed in a unique circular building on the attractive Holmes High School campus. The academic program, tailored for at-risk seniors, provides…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, At Risk Students, High School Seniors, Educational History
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Wassermann, Selma – Childhood Education, 2017
In the recent past, during the 36 hours of required coursework necessary to become a certified teacher in the state of New York, not a single course deviated from the same model of teacher centered lectures and a long list of "to dos" that would presumably enable pre-service students to face 30 odd children in their own classrooms with…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Moore, Erica R.; Sabousky, Richard; Witzel, Bradley S. – Childhood Education, 2017
When discussing the eligibility determination of students with specific learning disabilities (SLDs), the legal obligation to identify, locate, and evaluate all children in need of specially designed instruction--child find--should also be in the forefront. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires public schools to initiate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Response to Intervention, Eligibility, Public Schools
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