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Dillon, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The third annual research symposium at Zakher KG School in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), presented an exciting opportunity for the 33 teachers in the school to present their findings from classroom-based action research conducted within their professional learning communities. In this brief article, one attendee describes an unexpected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Communities of Practice
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Nasser, Ilham – Childhood Education, 2018
What does an Education Diplomat look like in practice? Often, education diplomats find themselves facing unforeseen challenges, which forces them to be reflective about their role and flexible in their approach. In this article, Dr. Ilham Nassar tells the story of her involvement as a consultant to facilitate the design of an early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Planning, Program Design
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Tilhou, Rebecca; Rose, Brittney; Eckhoff, Angela; Glasgow, Jane – Childhood Education, 2018
Nonprofit organizations providing early childhood services that support the healthy growth, development, and education of young children and their families have a unique relationship with communities. In order to have significant impact on quality of life, these programs must be sustainable and committed to meeting local needs. This article…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Early Childhood Education
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Watson, Sara; Badagawa, Gideon; Hunt, Jane; Lica, Carmen – Childhood Education, 2018
Education Diplomacy engages the business sector with educators, policymakers, and government agencies by building consensus on policy, practice, and lifelong outcomes and taps into business people's natural skills and influence. The Education Diplomat is an important role for all stakeholders to make a lasting difference in the lives of children,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Social Networks, Educational Policy
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Vargas-Barón, Emily; Diehl, Kristel – Childhood Education, 2018
Children who are well nurtured, appropriately cared for, and provided with positive learning opportunities in their early years have a better chance of becoming healthy and productive citizens of nations and of the world. This article reviews the art and science of policy planning for early childhood development (ECD) from a diplomacy perspective.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Murru, Anna C.; Miyato, Harriet; Vandenbosch, Tom E. – Childhood Education, 2018
Communities and governments can learn from each other to provide access to education and meet the learning needs of their most vulnerable children. Education Diplomacy can be used to prioritize education challenges, build mutual understanding, and shape consensus toward solutions that are supported by empowered parents/guardians, teachers, school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Disadvantaged, At Risk Students
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Cardarelli, Rose – Childhood Education, 2018
The need to solve the challenges associated with educating millions of child refugees is critical. Provision of education in emergencies is a basic human right and also must meet the very specific needs of children who have experienced conflict or natural disasters. This article proposes ways in which Education Diplomacy can garner support,…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Refugees, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Cara, Daniel; Pellanda, Andressa – Childhood Education, 2018
Advocacy efforts often contribute to broader Education Diplomacy goals. The Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education coordinated an effort among diverse civil society stakeholders to ensure their voice was included in developing Brazil's National Education Plan (NEP). As a result of their advocacy strategy, civil society participated in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Höne, Katharina E. – Childhood Education, 2018
Diplomacy as it is traditionally understood is changing. Diverse, non-state actors in the social sector have become influential participants in setting global goals and priorities. In education, classroom teachers, administrators, academics, and policymakers play an increasingly important diplomatic role in exchanging knowledge, building consensus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Change Strategies
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Krupar, Allyson – Childhood Education, 2018
A fundamental principle of Education Diplomacy is that education is a human right central to the attainment of all other human rights. Monitoring and advocacy tools such as the Right to Education Index serve to mobilize national partnerships to hold governments to account for all children's enrollment in school and enjoyment of the right to…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Civil Rights, Educational Indicators
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Benavot, Aaron; Naidoo, Jordan – Childhood Education, 2018
Diverse actors and organizations representing governments, civil society, international agencies, and the private sector participated in consensus-building and negotiation activities toward shaping SDG 4 and outlining the priority targets and indicators for which all education stakeholders would have collective responsibility to meet. As the…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Governance, International Organizations, Partnerships in Education
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Farag Mikhail, Phoebe – Childhood Education, 2018
Local, national, and international education policies regarding funding, priorities, curriculum, assessment, and more have a significant effect on all education stakeholders. But do all the stakeholders have the power to make changes? Education Diplomacy as "new diplomacy" in contrast to traditional diplomacy serves to both empower…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Jamil, Baela Raza; Saeed, Saba – Childhood Education, 2018
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 is ambitious and tests national governments' capacity to address human development challenges, such as access to quality education. Collaborative initiatives that leverage the capacity of diverse stakeholders will be essential to meet the education and learning needs of the world's children,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Access to Education
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Ibrahim, Mikailu; Lawal, Nurudeen; Sylla, Fatimata Seye – Childhood Education, 2018
Non-governmental development organizations working with local government and community partners are often challenged by conflicting understandings of education practice and learning due to social, cultural, and political factors. Building trust so that education programs are implemented in equal partnership with communities is vital for addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Trust (Psychology), Strategic Planning
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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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