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Sanchez, Daniel – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (NJ1), 2007
This regional dossier aims to provide concise, descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe--the Northern Basque country. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support…
Descriptors: Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Native Language Instruction
Walter, Virginia A. – Book Links, 1997
Virtual field trips can provide experiences beyond the reach of average K-12 students. Describes multimedia products for school use: Africa Trail, Dinosaur Hunter, Louvre Museum, Magic School Bus Explores the Rainforest, and Up to the Himalayas: Kingdoms in the Clouds and provides book and Internet connections for additional learning, highlighting…
Descriptors: Dinosaurs, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips
Ueberschlag, Roger – Francais dans le Monde, 1993
Notes on current events and trends in French education are presented. Topics include public policy on financing of private schools; initiatives in educational television; education for global development; publications and events concerning elementary, secondary, and higher education; and new books and journal articles on education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Television, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gordy, Shelly – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
Asserts that the juvenile justice system was created to minimize the adult criminal system's harsh penalties. Discusses the juvenile classification procedure, treatment and punishment, and criteria for judges in the United States, Canada, France, and Japan. Concludes that the U.S. system would be more effective if it incorporated aspects of other…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Court Judges
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Elango, Lovett Z. – International Journal of Social Education, 1994
Discusses French colonial rule of Cameroon between World War I and World War II and the establishment of schools specifically for the sons of Cameroon chieftains. Asserts that, like all French education, these schools were elitist. Contends that the French failure to understand African culture doomed these schools to failure. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences
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Lee, William B. – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes the philosophy and operation of schools based on the ideas of Celestin Freinet, founder of the Ecole Moderne movement. Discusses the child-centered approach, cooperative-learning techniques, and participatory decision making that are characteristic of these schools. Points out that the curriculum frequently emphasizes contemporary social…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development
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Esperet, Eric – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1991
Presents a critical overview of trends in research on writing skills. Defines criteria for the studies based on current cognitive writing models. Includes treatments designed to change writer activity by influencing knowledge and cognitive functions. Discusses acquisition of knowledge or expert skills, interaction with other writers, and computer…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Roy, R. H. – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that the writers and producers of the television documentary, "The Valour and the Horror," provided a false impression of an event to fit preconceived and erroneous interpretations of history. Points out specific examples of inaccurate historical presentations and provides contradictory historical interpretations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Documentaries
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Rodney, William – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Asserts that the writers and producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's documentary, "The Valour and the Horror," failed to assess Canadian Air Force actions in light of Allied war aims. Argues that the documentary series distorted the era and produced a false view of history. Gives specific examples of these claims. (CFR)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Bias, Broadcast Industry, Documentaries
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Bingham, Marjorie – Social Education, 1994
Contends that, although Joan of Arc is treated as an aberration by history textbooks, this view ignores a medieval military tradition that provided a context for the acceptance of Joan's leadership. Presents a five-part lesson that deals with different aspects of medieval women's' military traditions. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Logan, Eileen; Magurn, Lisa; Schwester, Jennifer Applegate – National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center, 1998
This unit was created as a result of a summer institute sponsored by the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The Center's goal is to improve student learning of foreign languages in kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12). To this end, the Center provides professional support for foreign language…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Familiarity, Lecture Method