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Santone, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
The field of teacher education is abuzz with a quest for innovation, with public and private stakeholders seeking ways to improve teacher efficacy, support equity, and address the countless challenges of education in the 21st century. Technology often dominates these conversations. From online learning to virtual reality, "innovation" is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Place Based Education
Fuller, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2019
This article discusses the forthcoming UNESCO publication, "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe: A Regional Situation Analysis of the Nexus Between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)", authored by Sarah Fuller for the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Sustainable Development
Pedersen, James M. – Childhood Education, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has reported that boys all over the world underperform their female peers at school. This trend creates problems for this generation of males and could also pose unforeseen consequences for the next generation. A review of journals, magazines, and other media outlets uncovered a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Underachievement
Williams, Del – Childhood Education, 2019
Early childhood educators and caregivers gain access to group buying power as well as best-in-class, customizable educational materials, administrative tools, and templates.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Costs, Cooperatives
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
Dominguez, Eva – Childhood Education, 2019
A 2018 study conducted by the independent, non-profit organization The Commission on Fake News and The Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills reported that only 2% of children have the literacy skills they need to determine if a news story is real or fake. Over 50% of the teachers in the study believe that current curriculum does not equip children…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Critical Literacy
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
Karge, Belinda Dunnick; Stephens, Cynthia E.; Widener, Mary K.; Poda, Janice – Childhood Education, 2019
Bringing the transformative change to classrooms that supports student achievement requires a high level of collaboration and leadership. This article describes an innovative model for school improvement that focuses on coaching to elevate educators into true change-makers.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Leadership Role
Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Lloveras, Fernando – Childhood Education, 2019
A valuable goal for transformation of education is to become a catalyst for developing individual and community values and fostering an ecological culture.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Citizen Participation
Persaud, Amlata; Murphy, Yvette G. – Childhood Education, 2019
Within the context of 2030 development agenda and the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), school leaders are critical stakeholders for development. Achievement of the SDG agenda requires collaboration and partnership across all stakeholders and sectors. As a focal point for collaboration within their schools and stewards for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cooperative Planning, Stakeholders, Equal Education
Leroy, Lieve; Nguyen, Thi Chau – Childhood Education, 2019
Context has a significant impact on the relative success of efforts to innovate in the classroom. Thus, it is important to understand the role of school leaders as both gatekeepers and facilitators within their specific context.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Innovation, Leadership Role
Creating Spaces Where Diversity Is the Norm: An Innovative Competency-Based Blended Learning Teacher Education Program in Ireland
Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha – Childhood Education, 2019
Transforming schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn requires innovation at the teacher education level. The goal of inclusion is complex, and so it is critically important to prepare teachers to lead organizational change that will increase engagement and achievement of children with diverse learning abilities.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Learner Engagement, Educational Opportunities
Erickson, Kristen – Childhood Education, 2019
Combining the sophistication of modern communication technology with the simplicity of an unadorned mobile room, Portals are making it possible for people around the world to connect and recognize their shared humanity.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Fujiwara, Yujiro; Hite, Rebecca; Wygant, Heather; Paulsen, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
Innovative education approaches include citizen science projects that allow students to participate in locally relevant scientific work, connecting content to the real world. Global collaboration provides students with a broader perspective on local issues, allowing students to become more globally aware.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Science Education