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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach
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Sullivan, Jill M. – Music Educators Journal, 2008
Today, concert, jazz, and marching bands thrive in most communities as part of the schools in the United States, and many teachers and students of these groups are women. According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, girls outnumbered boys in instrumental ensembles in the years 1990,…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Females, Musicians, Music Education
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Ison, David C. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2008
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the status of women's participation in full-time, non-engineering aviation baccalaureate programs in the United States. In addition, the involvement of women in academic aviation leadership positions (such as chair, dean, or director) was evaluated. Of 353 full-time aviation faculty members employed at 60…
Descriptors: Status, Females, Participation, Undergraduate Students
van Welsum, Desiree; Montagnier, Pierre – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2007
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight differences. The authors discuss participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender. Overall,…
Descriptors: Professional Occupations, Females, Employment Patterns, Labor Market
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Jeris, Laurel; Gajanayake, Jaya; Ismail, Jesima; Ebert, Seela; Peris, Amara; Wanasundara, Leelangi; Diyadawagamage, Nalika – Convergence, 2006
This paper describes a participatory research (PR) project encompassing a capacity-development programme and advocacy skill-building initiative for rural women. The project actively engaged four prominent women's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Sri Lanka: Agromart Foundation, Centre for Women's Research (CENWOR), Sarvodaya Women's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Empowerment, Participatory Research
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service. – 1985
This report contains the results of an evaluation of the impact of U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO on various international educational, scientific, and cultural activities. The study was undertaken to assist Congressional subcommittees in considering the Reagan administration's fiscal year 1986-87 requests for contributions to the United Nations'…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Communications, Copyrights, Cultural Activities
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1980
Established to provide leadership in educational research and development in the United States, the National Institute of Education (NIE) encourages the participation of minorities and women in its research activities. NIE increased representation of minorities and women in its work force between 1973-79. Minority representation rose from 36% to…
Descriptors: Adults, Affirmative Action, Black Colleges, Blacks
Boaz, Ruth L. – 1978
This third report of adult education statistics is part of a triennial series begun in 1969 and continued in 1972. (New inclusions in the 1975 report are demographic characteristics of full-time high school or college students participating in adult education and non-student participants' opinions regarding course helpfulness.) After a brief…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adults