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Dupré, Jean-François – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In May 2017, Taiwan's legislature passed the Indigenous Languages Development Act (ILDA), which came into effect in June of that year. This paper traces the process and context that have led to the act's adoption, and provides an overview of its symbolic and substantive content. In doing so, this paper draws attention to the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Languages, Legislation
Petras, James; Zemelman, Hugo – 1969
The major purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze the formation of a new structure of authority and the process of change from capitalist oligarchy to pluralistic collectivism--an aspect of political development. A case study is based upon interviews with 12 informants who were involved in the seizure of a large farm from its owner. The…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agronomy, Collective Bargaining, Collective Settlements
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Benahnia, Abdellah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Transnational education (TNE) is becoming a phenomenon in the world of education in many countries. Morocco is included. The flourishing and spreading of many foreign educational institutions, products, and activities is becoming noticeable. As an Islamic nation, Morocco has long maintained its business and educational ties with different foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Gender Issues, Cultural Context
Aiex, Nola Kortner – 1996
For the student of American politics as well as for the student of Brazilian literature and culture, a close reading of a 70-year old Brazilian science fiction novel could provide some insights into the ongoing presidential campaign in the United States. In 1925, one of Brazil's most popular writers, Jose Bento Monteiro Lobato, wrote a novel…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Higher Education, Latin American Literature, Literary Criticism
Wagemaker, H. – 1986
As exemplified by New Zealand, the nature of educational policy research is shaped by political and social factors that impinge upon the research environment. Following a description of the educational system and research funding methods, this paper analyzes three areas that affect policy research in New Zealand and addresses relevant social…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Kamis, Mazalan; Muhamad, Mazanah – 2002
As part of a larger study (not discussed) ten educated Malaysian citizens were interviewed to find whether their rising political consciousness, over a ten year period (1988-1999), indicated that their transformation was influenced by their culture. The subjects were between 35-45 years old, married, with an average of four children. All were…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Beliefs, Change Strategies