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González, Juan Carlos; Portillos, Edwardo L. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
This chapter will provide examples of how Chicano faculty teach and practice social justice in the U.S. college classroom, where subtle forms of racism operate through White privilege, and influence faculty credibility and authority. From a Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) perspective, the authors address the question, What are the similarities…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Social Justice, College Faculty
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Valenzuela García, Carlos; Figueras, Olimpia; Arnau Vera, David; Gutiérrez-Soto, Juan – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
In this paper characterizations of mental objects for fractions of middle school students (from 12 to 14 years old) with absenteeism problems and low academic performance, are described. A test was designed as part of a research whose general purpose is to contribute in the building up of better mental objects for fractions through a teaching…
Descriptors: Fractions, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
Seftor, Neil S.; Calcagno, Juan Carlos – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2010
This final report updates the report "Upward Bound Math-Science: Program Description and Interim Impact Estimates" published in 2007 (Olsen et al. 2007). The 2007 interim report contained descriptive findings from a survey of Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) grantees from the late 1990s at the time of the study's initiation and impact estimates…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, High School Students, Disadvantaged Youth, College Preparation
Sandoval-Hernández, Andrés, Ed.; Isac, Maria Magdalena, Ed.; Miranda, Daniel, Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2018
This thematic report identifies factors and conditions that can help schools and education systems promote tolerance in a globalized world. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA's) International Civic and Citizenship Study (ICCS) is a comparative research program designed to investigate the ways in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Citizenship Education
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Long, Bridget Terry – National Center for Postsecondary Research, 2009
The conceptual foundation for remedial education is straightforward: students are tested to determine whether they meet a given level of academic proficiency for college-level classes. For those who do not meet this level, deficiencies in skills are addressed through some form of supplementary instruction, most often remedial courses. The study…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Schools of Education, Placement, Community Colleges
Levinson, Meira, Ed.; Fay, Jacob, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2019
Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms and dispositions while remaining nonpartisan? "Democratic Discord in Schools" features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving, Cooperation
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Smith, Juliana Maria, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth, Ed.; Niemczyk, Ewelina, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
This volume contains selected papers submitted to the 16th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in June 2018 in Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria. The 16th BCES Conference theme is "Education in Modern Society." The book includes 32 papers written by 67 authors. The volume starts with an…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Educational History, Teacher Education
Lazinica, Aleksandar, Ed.; Calafate, Carlos, Ed. – InTech, 2009
The widespread deployment and use of Information Technologies (IT) has paved the way for change in many fields of our societies. The Internet, mobile computing, social networks and many other advances in human communications have become essential to promote and boost education, technology and industry. On the education side, the new challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning
Sánchez, Inmaculada Arnedillo, Ed.; Isaías, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the 12th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2016, which was organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, April 9-11, 2016. The Mobile Learning 2016 Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Telecommunications
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Mesquita, Anabela, Ed.; Peres, Paula, Ed. – IGI Global, 2015
In recent years, technological advancements have enabled higher-learning institutions to offer millions of independent learners the opportunity to participate in open-access online courses. As this practice expands, drawing considerable media attention, questions continue to arise regarding pedagogical methodology and the long-term viability of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Continuing Education, Learning Theories
Valdés-Cotera, Raúl, Ed.; Longworth, Norman, Ed.; Lunardon, Katharina, Ed.; Wang, Mo, Ed.; Jo, Sunok, Ed.; Crowe, Sinéad, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
UNESCO established the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to encourage the development of learning cities. By providing technical support, capacity development, and a platform where members can share ideas on policies and best practice, this international exchange network helps urban communities create thriving learning cities. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lifelong Learning, Urban Programs, Communities of Practice
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2015, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information and Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, July 21-24, 2015). The e-Learning 2015…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Failure, Electronic Learning, Success
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2014, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 4 to 6 of April. Psychology, in our time, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Crosta, Peter; Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2006
This Brief reports on a new study that begins to fill this research gap. Using longitudinal unit record transcript data on a cohort of first-time community college students in Florida, the study sought to determine whether remedial pathways, such as enrolling in a developmental math course, and enrollment milestones, such as completing a certain…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nontraditional Students, Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Boyer, Patricia G., Ed.; Davis, Dannielle Joy, Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2013
The focus of "Social Justice Issues and Racism in the College Classroom" is faculty and students of color at postsecondary institutions and the racial challenges they encounter in college classrooms. To achieve this aim, the book highlights the voices of various racial/ethnic groups of faculty and students, including international…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Higher Education, Minority Group Students
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