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Terrazas-Marín, Roy Alonso – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This paper focuses on a current practice piece on professional development for university lecturers, transformative learning, dialogism and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. Its main goals are to identify the key characteristics that allow STEM educators to experiment with the usage of non-formal education…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, STEM Education, Nonformal Education
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Galloway, Vicki – Dimension, 2015
Consider the oyster. Like all good metaphors, it has done some morphing since the days of Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor." Newer bands of shell material have repainted the mollusk metaphor, transforming it from ostracism, opportunism, and exploitation to openness, opportunity and exploration, and thus an apt symbol for the…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Cultural Influences, Sustainability, Educational Methods
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North, Connie E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
In March 2009, the author accompanied 19 university students to El Paso, Texas, for an alternative spring break (ASB). The author and the students traveled to the urban zip code with the lowest per capita income in the country to study U.S.-Mexico border issues. In the ASB program's language, they sought to gain "new perspectives on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Needs, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries
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Salsbury, Tom; Crummer, Crista – English Teaching Forum, 2008
This article argues for the use of teacher-generated corpora in content-based courses. Using a content course for engineering and architecture students as an example, the article explains how a corpus consisting of texts from textbooks and journal articles helped students learn grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The article explains how the corpus…
Descriptors: Course Content, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Language Usage
Monaghan, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
National security demands that "illegals" must be kept out of the country. Terrorists may be entering alongside Mexicans jumping immigration queues. So explain members of the self-appointed Minuteman Civil Defense Corps as they and 25 Vassar College students trudge a migrant trail across a parched, cactus-punctuated desert near Douglas,…
Descriptors: Field Trips, College Students, Student Experience, Undocumented Immigrants
Galuszka, Peter – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
It might sound like a no-brainer that being bilingual or multilingual helps students planning engineering and just about any other career. But it is certainly true and is becoming more important as the economies of nations become more intertwined. What's more, being able to go beyond mere language ability and understand cultural distinctions are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Language Aptitude, Mexicans
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Rodriguez, Karen – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2006
Many anthropologists have turned to creative writing as they struggle to represent experiences/encounters with other cultures. Study abroad students, while not necessarily anthropologists-in-the-making, are also representers (and representees) of exotic cultures while abroad. This paper explores creative writing as a strategy to help study abroad…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Study Abroad, College Students, Poetry
Boulard, Garry – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Some education officials with expertise in American Indian scholarship programs say a lack of available money and information continue to limit American Indian enrollment in higher education. Pamela Silas, director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, says they help more than 100 students a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarships, American Indians, College Students
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Gross, Linda S. – New Directions for Student Services, 2004
For Latino students, career development and planning includes the negotiation of family influences, peer expectations, and challenges as they develop career efficacy in work experiences as undergraduates. The model presented here outlines how students can benefit from a holistic perspective on the intersections of career and cultural identity.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Holistic Approach, College Students, Hispanic Americans
Celis, Francisco Manuel Orozco – PEB Exchange, 2003
Sierra University was designed to promote the development of the mountain communities in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The university offers high school graduates an opportunity to pursue their studies in their home region, in order to stimulate economic development and contribute to social cohesion in the highlands area. The university is equipped…
Descriptors: Economic Development, High School Graduates, Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities Design
Fullerton, Jim; Davis, Scot G. – 1996
A staff member of the Outdoor Adventures Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln relates his experience in supervising the construction of the first low ropes course in Yucatan, Mexico. During 1994, two staff members visited Yucatan to explore trip possibilities for the program and to inquire about a future conference location. While leading…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, College Faculty, College Students, Construction (Process)
Navarro, Richard A. – 1996
This report highlights some of the programs that have been begun by and for Hispanic Americans, particularly in the field of higher education. Of particular interest are the cooperative efforts between the United States and Mexico in developing programs for the Latino population. Some of the programs include: the Julian Samora Research Institute;…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans
Lusnia, Karen B. – 1999
This paper describes and examines an experimental and innovative program at the Center for the Teaching of Foreign Languages at the National Autonomous University of Mexico to provide teacher education courses by means of distance learning. This program was undertaken in response to a scarcity of qualified language teachers. It is aimed at…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, College Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction
Frusher, Susan – 1999
This paper describes one teacher's experiences teaching English to Mexican university students at the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Mexico (ITESM), which is considered Mexico's top private university. The author taught two levels of English as a Second Language: English 2 and advanced English. The entire ITESM system used the…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Group Discussion
Guadarrama, Irma N. – 1998
This paper describes a program that brings bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers from the United States to a Mexican ESL school to teach in the Tetiz (Yucatan, Mexico) field school and in exchange, learn Mayan language and culture. The theoretical base for the project is drawn from the work of major theorists in second language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Students, Cultural Education, English (Second Language)
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