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Provost, J.-P.; Bracco, C. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
Proceeding like Newton with a discrete time approach of motion and a geometrical representation of velocity and acceleration, we obtain Kepler's laws without solving differential equations. The difficult part of Newton's work, when it calls for non-trivial properties of ellipses, is avoided by the introduction of polar coordinates. Then a simple…
Descriptors: Motion, Secondary School Teachers, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction
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
Novack, Frances – 1991
One method used to examine a target culture is to focus on a single region of a target language country, approaching all the issues normally raised in a culture class through the perspective of that region. The coherence this adds to class activities and overall class structure, the manageability of topics, and the opportunity to work with a range…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Course Content, Cultural Education
Savoie, Norman R. – 1985
The traditional upper-level course in French civilization at Utah State University was abandoned in favor of a course entitled "France Today," taught once a year to a consistent enrollment of students majoring in a wide variety of disciplines. The content varies somewhat each year, but the class typically begins with several class…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education
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Yaari, Monique; Mark, Vera – French Review, 1993
The graduate program in French civilization at the Pennsylvania State University includes an experimental course in introductory teaching theory and methods, complemented by a one-credit course in research methods and bibliography. The methods course presents interdisciplinary techniques of cultural analysis and cultural history. An extensive…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, French
Ueberschlag, Roger – Francais dans le Monde, 1993
A discussion of current problems in French education focuses on the need for increased cooperation between business and education at secondary and postsecondary levels. A number of related resources are reviewed, including sources of information for development of cooperative education opportunities and business linkages, and three books on varied…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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
Adams, Thomas M. – Humanities, 1989
Reports on presentations made at a symposium sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Papers dealt with teaching the French Revolution by presenting European history in new relationships with the rest of the world and by examining the Declaration of the Rights of Man as it related to the role of women. (KO)
Descriptors: European History, Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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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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Neave, Guy – European Education, 1992
Examines nonuniversity higher education in Europe. Describes the development of the system as separate from the university system and present trends toward the integration of the two. Explores the systems of four countries as representational of a multipurpose model, specialist model, or a binary model. Discusses admission criteria, degrees, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Educational Trends
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Cox, Marvin – History Teacher, 1991
Compares Robert Palmer's interpretation of the French Revolution with the Marxist and revisionist views. Stresses Palmer's theory that the French Revolution belongs to the same spiritual family as the American. Reports that Palmer saw the French Revolution as the climactic event in a series of similar upheavals that integrated liberal democracy…
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Briere, Jean-Francois – French Review, 1986
A college course used an explicit intercultural approach and collective research activities to compare French and American cultures and to examine the reasons for cultural attitudes and culture conflict. Class assignments dealt with contrastive analyses of American and French institutions like advertising, cinema, feminism, etc. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Observers in various European, South American, and Asian countries outline current general trends, issues, and prospects in higher education in those countries. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries