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Sueyo, Hector – Comparative Education, 2003
An indigenous Peruvian sociologist of the Arakmbut people describes his educational experiences, including Harakmbut education for survival in the Peruvian rainforest, primary education in a village school with a national "Spanified" curriculum, scholarships that enabled an academic secondary and higher education outside the rainforest,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Autobiographies, Biculturalism, Educational Experience
Elfert, Maren, Ed. – 2002
An historical account of the creation and development of the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE) is presented. Written in honor of the 50th anniversary of UIE, this institutional history begins with a series of seven prefaces and memoir essays about the organization written by UIE administrators, board members and researchers. Two chapters detail…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Peacock, Thomas; Wisuri, Marlene – 2002
Developed as a companion to a public television series, this book tells the story of the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe people, their history, and their culture from precontact times to the present. Chapter 1 discusses oral tradition and summarizes creation stories and migration stories that link the Ojibwe to other culturally and linguistically similar…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
Friesen, John W.; Friesen, Virginia Lyons – 2002
This book is an appeal to First Nations leaders in Canada to promote educational integration--a mixing of ideas in which non-Aboriginal people are taught those elements of Native culture and philosophy that support a reverence for the Earth and all living things. The benefits of such an undertaking cannot be overemphasized since the very existence…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, Boarding Schools, Canada Natives
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – 2001
This book contains 19 papers on 20th century thinkers in adult and continuing education. The book is arranged in four parts as follows: early 20th century English thinkers; early 20th century American thinkers; theorists of adult and continuing education; and theorists of adult education and social change. The following papers are included:…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Howard, Lari Ellen – Winds of Change, 2001
Profiles four American Indians of Oklahoma who strove to preserve their languages and traditions and pass them on to future generations: Kiowa grandmother and educator Evalu Ware Russell, Cherokee minister Sam Hider, Kialegee (Muskogee Creek) elder James Wesley, and Choctaw leader Charley Jones. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Cherokee, Choctaw
Buchanan, Patricia; Parker, Vicky K.; Zajdel, Ruth Hopkins – 2000
This paper examines the history of midwifery in Appalachia. Throughout history, women in labor have been supported by other women. Midwives learned as apprentices, gaining skills and knowledge from older women. Eventually, formalized training for midwives was developed in Europe, but no professional training existed in the United States until…
Descriptors: Birth, Certification, Folk Culture, Nonformal Education
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La Belle, Thomas J. – Comparative Education, 2000
Traces the history of nonformal education in Latin America since the 1920s, highlighting community-based programs, literacy education, vocational training, extension education, popular education, community schooling, and female-dominated social movements. Suggests citizenship education, the needs of indigenous populations, and urban youth…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Educational History, Educational Needs
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Bol, Marsha C.; Menard, Nellie Z. Star Boy – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000
Draws on the memoirs of Nellie Menard, Lakota archives, and other published materials to describe the traditional puberty ceremonies held for Lakota girls. Discusses the practice of seclusion, during which an elderly woman instructed the girl in appropriate behavior and women's crafts; the initiate's new social status; the ball-throwing ceremony;…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Ceremonies, Females, Handicrafts
DeJong, David H. – 1993
This book presents a historical overview of American Indian education and includes excerpts of government documents, court decisions, letters from commissioners of Indian affairs, and personal accounts. The book depicts the continuous efforts of White society to educate and assimilate Native Americans into the Euro-American culture. Chapters 1 and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History
Ladd, Wayne M., Ed.; Lumpkin, Angela, Ed. – 1979
The foundations of the educational sporting heritage are examined in this collection of articles. The book is divided into two topical sections--Interscholastic Sport and Intercollegiate Sport. Both units are introduced by a study of a significant individual who was either a leader in or a reflector of sport in education, and are followed by…
Descriptors: Athletics, Colleges, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities
Lockridge, Kenneth A. – 1979
By the early nineteenth century, religion and social necessity had driven literacy in western Europe and in the United States from an overall level below 20% to about 50% of all men in a little more than two centuries; women had benefited as well. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the state entered the business of education on a large…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Daily Living Skills, Educational History, European History
Swanson, H. B. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1936
This publication is concerned particularly with educational activities which have been reported by community leaders as specifically carried on in behalf of out-of-school youth during 1934-35. Long-established or well-known programs, or those of a type independent or outside of community planning have been omitted. The purpose of the publication…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Continuing Education, Out of School Youth, Community Leaders
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Pytlik, Edward C. – Journal of Epsilon Pi Tau, 1983
Reviewing educational and economic development efforts in Third World countries, the author concludes that vocational education is not the solution. A combination of nonformal education and technology training, with related literacy training, would be more effective in improving the quality of life. (SK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Job Training
Green, Barbara L. – Texas Tech Journal of Education, 1984
Folklore played an important part in the acculturation of Black Americans. Folksongs, worksongs, spirituals, and proverbs promoted racial solidarity, expressed thoughts, and served as educational and social tools. (DF)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Black Culture, Black Influences, Cultural Activities
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