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Academic Questions, 2008
The American Sociological Association, the Modern Language Association, the American Historical Society, the American Psychological Association, and the American Anthropological Association have taken official stands on questions pertaining to America's current military involvement in Iraq. Here are their resolutions. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, War, Military Service
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Sideridis, Georgios D. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2007
This special issue deals with the identification and remediation criteria/practices employed in several countries regarding learning disabilities (LD). An analysis of the identification criteria suggests that most countries follow early law mandates of the United States (e.g., PL 94-142) regarding the definition of the disorder and use the…
Descriptors: Identification, Remedial Instruction, Learning Disabilities, International Studies
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Prado, Jose – Journal of Latinos & Education, 2007
This interview with Ilan Stavans addresses central experiences tied to the educational and immigrant experiences of Latinos in the United States. Culture, immigration, assimilation, and language are the prisms through which this experience is understood. Ilan Stavans responds to questions concerning cultural heterogeneity and cultural homogeneity.…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Acculturation, Cultural Influences
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Brustein, William I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2007
Confronted with a world that is strikingly different from what it was just a decade ago, the United States faces rapidly shifting economic, political, and national security realities and challenges. To respond to these changes it is essential that our institutions of higher education graduate globally competent students. This article addresses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, National Security, Study Abroad, Curriculum Design
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Bond, Ernie – Journal of Children's Literature, 2006
This article describes the task of creating a list of books that will awaken in readers a desire to know more about the world and those who share it. The author was part of a committee assigned this task in 2005 at the Children's Book Council (CBC) and the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) to compile the first annual…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, World Affairs
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Black, Paul; Wiliam, Dylan – Curriculum Journal, 2005
This article outlines the main assessment traditions in four countries -- England, France, Germany and the United States -- in order to explore the prospects for the integration of summative and formative functions of assessment during compulsory schooling. In England, teachers' judgments do feed into national assessments, at 7, 11, 14 and 16, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Student Evaluation
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Liebscher, Grit; Dailey-O'Cain, Jennifer – Modern Language Journal, 2005
This article is republished from "The Canadian Modern Language Review," 60, 4, pp. 501-526. It is published as an article exchange between the "MLJ" and the "CMLR." The articles for the exchange were selected by committees from the Editorial Board of each journal according to the following criteria: articles of…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wergin, Jon F. – Change, 2005
Assuring the quality of higher education in America was once a straightforward, if tedious, proposition. Audit an institution's fiscal condition, check faculty credentials, make sure that the administration isn't riding roughshod over academic freedom, see whether or not the curriculum as expressed in the catalogue is reasonably coherent, browse…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evaluation Criteria, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Gardner, Viv – Research in Drama Education, 2005
The essay deals with a Ugandan production of Brecht's Mother Courage and her Children and the issues raised when it travelled from Uganda to the United States, South Africa and back to Uganda. It explores the shift in perception and conception that happened/happens to both image and national identity when a production moved from one cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Audiences, African American Children
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Ledoux, Michael W. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
Many preservice teachers are concerned about finding the correct position in education when they graduate. In United States' schools mission statements have been in vogue for decades, but these statements often do not live up to the reality. This article describes an action research project that assists teacher candidates in assessing school…
Descriptors: School Culture, Preservice Teachers, Action Research, Teacher Education
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Hirata, Yukari – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2004
This study assessed the efficacy of a pronunciation training program that provided fundamental frequency contours as visual feedback to native English speakers acquiring Japanese pitch and durational contrasts. Native English speakers who had previously studied Japanese for 1-5 years in the United States participated in training using Kay…
Descriptors: Sentences, Control Groups, English (Second Language)
Lovely, Gail – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2004
While I wrote this column, there seemed to be a lull in new software announcements for education and educators. Perhaps it is reflective of the tightening of school budgets or the heavy emphasis on standardized tests and strictly measurable results here in the United States, which has lead to fewer really exciting software announcements lately.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Standardized Tests
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Hinchey, Patricia H. – Clearing House, 2004
Most teachers appear to assume that the status of corporal punishment in their own school or state is a national standard--a perception that is far from contemporary reality. The author of this article asserts lawmakers and courts have failed to ensure that schools are safe places for the children entrusted to our care. Those children cannot…
Descriptors: Courts, Punishment, National Standards, Child Abuse
Cordilia, Ann – Nanzan Review of American Studies, 1989
This paper examines the characteristics of high school and college as life stages of young people in Japan and the United States and suggests some of the ways in which these experiences mesh with the demands of the occupational structure. The paper first contrasts the differences in the Japanese and American student experience during their high…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Houghton, Jeanne – Parks and Recreation, 1996
Presents a list of accredited Canadian and U.S. programs that offer professional preparation in the fields of parks, recreation, and leisure, explaining why accreditation is important, what the standards are, what the options are, how programs become accredited, who does the accrediting, and what is new in accreditation. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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