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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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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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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
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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Cameron, Evan William – Journal of Film and Video, 1992
Puts film teaching and filmmaking in Canada into colonial context as an endeavor dominated by the United States. Discusses the colonial context; the innovation of U.S. imperialism; feature film exhibition, distribution, and production; studying filmmaking in Canada; and the future of filmmaking in Canada. (SR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Influences, Film Industry, Film Production
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Weisz, John R.; And Others – American Psychologist, 1984
Individuals gain feelings of control either by influencing existing realities (primary control) or by accommodating to existing realities (secondary control). Comparisons of American culture (which encourages primary control) and Japanese culture (which encourages secondary control) suggest that, ideally, individuals and cultures should blend both…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits
Randolph-Robinson, Brenda – Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, 1984
Examines the representation of South Africa in geography and history textbooks currently being used in American schools. Asserts that these books are flawed with misleading, inaccurate, and racist texts and illustration. Offers recommendations for revising the view American students are given of South Africa. (KH)
Descriptors: African History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Racial Bias
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Hamilton, Edwin – Journal of Negro Education, 1985
Describes the past and present involvement of American universities with Nigerian universities. Proposes ways in which Black American universities might provide technical assistance to Nigerian universities and presents a model for development of a program of assistance. (KH)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Pamphile, Leon D. – Journal of Negro Education, 1985
Education in Haiti underwent major changes during its occupation by American forces from 1915-1934. New curricula, methods, and better supervision were introduced but ultimately failed because American policymakers overlooked the necessity of allowing the Haitians themselves to participate in the reforms. (KH)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure
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Kamerman, Sheila B. – Signs, 1984
Describes the "feminization of poverty" in industrialized nations and public policy created to solve it. Reports on a cross-national study of public income transfer policies in eight advanced industrialized countries. Contends that policy strategies can be devised to raise the incomes of mother-only families in the United States. (KH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Developed Nations, Fatherless Family
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Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1984
Reports on an international conference of human rights professionals held in 1982. Topics covered include ethnicity, intergroup relations, migration, immigration, emigration, and women's rights. (KH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1984
Provides a summary of discussion at an international conference of human rights professionsls in 1982. Covers a wide range of subjects, from women's access to positions of economic power, to day care facilities as a means of expanding choices of both women and men who work in or out of the home. (KH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Journal of Intergroup Relations, 1984
Reports on findings presented at three workshops on immigration and emigration at a 1982 conference on human rights. Addresses topics ranging from rights of refugees and migrants to philosophies of cultural pluralism. (KH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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