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How early childhood education is responding to climate change

Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Western University To the untrained eye, the small community garden on Coast and Straits Salish territory — on what passersby commonly know as the University of Victoria campus — might look unruly. Bursting with dandelions, lamb’s ear and grasses, it’s difficult to tell where the garden starts and where it ends. Wondering where those boundaries begin and end has been a fruitful challenge … Continue reading How early childhood education is responding to climate change

How to teach children about climate change, inspire hope and take action to change the future

Children need information that both acknowledges the troubling realities we’re facing and that also equips them to take action. (Roy/Flickr), CC BY-NC Maya K. Gislason, Simon Fraser University and Angel M. Kennedy, Simon Fraser University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/how-to-teach-children-about-climate-change–inspire-hope-and-take-action-to-change-the-future Children and youth know that climate change is altering lives, environmental patterns and futures. Human-caused climate change is altering the intensity of the likelihood of extreme weather, and has contributed to … Continue reading How to teach children about climate change, inspire hope and take action to change the future

The long fight against sexual assault and harassment at universities

Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph and Kathryn Hughes, University of Guelph https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/the-long-fight-against-sexual-assault-and-harassment-at-universities With the return to university campuses this fall, there have been disturbing reports of both sexual assaults and sexist incidents. At Western University, for example, four students reported being sexually assaulted and there was mass student mobilization following social media reports of numerous sexual assaults at a residence. Police say while they have … Continue reading The long fight against sexual assault and harassment at universities

How does economic development contribute to the development for left behind children in rural areas?

By Zhao Qianqian
Nurturing and responsive parenting is essential to a child. As Parenting NI suggested, “parent involvement and intervention in the child’s day-to-day life lay the foundation for better social and academic skills.” Father and mother’s attitudes toward discipline, food, and hygiene can directly impact the behaviors of children. Continue reading How does economic development contribute to the development for left behind children in rural areas?

A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

By Yolanda Shao, Rosa Guo, Kaman Mok
Learning disability (here on after referred to as LDs), defined by the Department of Health as a “significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills, with a reduced ability to cope independently,” or impaired intelligence and social functioning, has received little awareness in Africa. Continue reading A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities