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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
For the past two decades, and recently with the economic recession, the media has emphasized the decline of manufacturing in the United States and other developed countries. In the U.S., some initially blamed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for this decline. Hearing that manufacturing is on the decline, one might reason that its…
Descriptors: Productivity, Organizational Theories, Influence of Technology, Manufacturing
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Flores-Yeffal, Nadia Y.; Aysa-Lastra, Maria – Rural Sociology, 2011
Previous studies explored how urban or rural place of origin influences the source of social capital. There remains a need to consider how the place of origin affects the type of ties--family, friends, or "paisanos" (countrymen)--with those who provide support to migrants. We use data from the Mexican Migration Project (MMP128) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Social Networks, Rural Areas
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Sa, Creso; Gaviria, Patricia – Higher Education Policy, 2011
Professional mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) are one of the policy instruments employed in global and regional trade agreements to facilitate the mobility of skilled labour. While such agreements have been noted in the literature examining cross-border academic mobility, little is known about how they impact higher education. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Trade
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Pechlaner, Gabriela; Otero, Gerardo – Rural Sociology, 2010
We undertake a comparative investigation of how neoliberal restructuring characterizes the third food regime in the three North American countries. By contrasting the experience of the two developed countries of the United States and Canada with that of the developing country of Mexico, we shine some empirical light on the differential impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Production, Labor, Developed Nations
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North, Connie E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
In March 2009, the author accompanied 19 university students to El Paso, Texas, for an alternative spring break (ASB). The author and the students traveled to the urban zip code with the lowest per capita income in the country to study U.S.-Mexico border issues. In the ASB program's language, they sought to gain "new perspectives on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Needs, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries
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Alper, Paul – Higher Education Review, 2010
The new objects of public and open prejudice are Hispanics, primarily Mexicans due to their large population and their proximity to the United States. Because the Iraq War is such a disaster on all fronts, conservatives and reactionaries have shifted their patriotic fervour from invading foreign countries to inveighing against brown-skinned…
Descriptors: North Americans, Foreign Nationals, Fear, Stranger Reactions
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
It might sound like a no-brainer that being bilingual or multilingual helps students planning engineering and just about any other career. But it is certainly true and is becoming more important as the economies of nations become more intertwined. What's more, being able to go beyond mere language ability and understand cultural distinctions are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Aptitude, Mexicans
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Valentine, Sean – Journal of Employment Counseling, 1997
Studies the use of relocation as a method for improving management performance. Describes the impact of manufacturing firms located in Mexico and the impact of relocations, such as the expected attributes of the new location and the use of support services. Discusses implications for employment counselors. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrators, Career Counseling, Employment Counselors
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Cornelius, Wayne A.; Martin, Philip L. – International Migration Review, 1993
Argues that it is easy to overestimate the additional emigration from rural Mexico that could occur as a result of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) related economic restructuring in Mexico. Four major reasons why Mexican emigration may not increase dramatically are suggested. Phase-in recommendations related to implementation are…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Cooperation, Demography, Economic Change
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Nicholson, Joel D.; And Others – Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 1994
Surveys U.S. and Mexican managerial attitudes concerning the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) process on the United States. Discusses differences in Mexican and U.S. attitudes concerning NAFTA and a number of socioeconomic concerns. (SR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Business Administration, Communication Research
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Altbach, Philip G. – Change, 1994
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which promises closer economic relations between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, has implications for higher education. These include the need for better understanding of the different educational systems, more educational and cultural exchange, and expanded area studies and language…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Change Strategies, Economic Climate, Educational Change