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Benson, Phil, Ed.; Reinders, Hayo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
This comprehensive exploration of theoretical and practical aspects of out-of-class teaching and learning, from a variety of perspectives and in various settings around the world, includes a theoretical overview of the field, 11 data-based case studies, and practical advice on materials development for independent learning. Contents of this book…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Independent Study, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning
Tan, Charlene – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Islamic schools, especially "madrasahs", have been viewed as sites of indoctrination for Muslim students and militants. Some educators and parents in the United States have also regarded introductory courses on Islam in some public schools as indoctrinatory. But what do we mean by "indoctrination"? And is Islamic education…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Muslims, Informal Education, Islamic Culture
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory – University of Chicago Press, 2010
In the early twentieth century, a curriculum known as nature study flourished in major city school systems, streetcar suburbs, small towns, and even rural one-room schools. This object-based approach to learning about the natural world marked the first systematic attempt to introduce science into elementary education, and it came at a time when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Summer Programs, Textbooks
Dror, Yuval – Peter Lang Bern, 2007
This book fills in the gaps in the research of nationality, regarding "national education" in its double meaning: compulsory national education for all and creating opportunities for fostering national consciousness. Studies in the field have emphasized the importance of a national language, compulsory education, curricula of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Principles, Jews, Compulsory Education
Friboulet, Jean-Jacques, Ed.; Niamego, Anatole, Ed.; Liechti, Valerie, Ed.; Dalbera, Claude, Ed.; Meyer-Bisch, Patrice, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (NJ3), 2006
Amartya Sen defined development as the creation of capabilities or capacities. One of the crucial capacities is basic education. With no access to writing, reading and numeracy, people are unable to fight against poverty and to build their lives in the current global environment. In this perspective, the right to education cannot be conceived only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Dignity, Nonformal Education, Measures (Individuals)
Kamarainen, Pekka, Ed.; Attwell, Graham, Ed.; Brown, Alan, Ed. – 2002
This book contains 15 papers examining European approaches to the theme of key qualifications. The following papers are included: "Key Qualifications Revisited: An Introduction" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Exploring Key Qualifications: Context, Theory, and Practice in Europe" (Pekka Kamarainen); "Rethinking Key Qualifications:…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Competence, Curriculum Development
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
Waugaman, Sandra F.; Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle – 2001
Except for discussions of the early colonial period, the American Indians of Virginia are invisible in history textbooks, leading many people to assume that the state's Indian population vanished long ago. This book shares the unique stories of some of Virginia's Indian people, providing an insight into the history, education, and cultural…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians
Irwanto, Pak; Hendriati, Agustina; Hestyanti, Yohana Ratrin – 2001
In 1994, the government of Indonesia began to provide universal education for at least 9 years' duration. Enrollment rates of children aged 7 to 12 years rose to about 90 percent. Nevertheless, there is ample evidence that many children may not be able to participate fully in schools because of work or other reasons. This book presents an outline…
Descriptors: Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Manning, Kathleen – 2000
This book examines the commonplace rituals and ceremonies that play a central role in college and university culture; it examines how people build, learn, and transform culture in ways that create meaning and give definition to existence. Qualitative research on four campuses over 10 years investigated: why colleges persist with rituals and…
Descriptors: Alumni, Anthropology, Awards, Ceremonies
Smith, Gregory A., Ed.; Williams, Dilafruz R., Ed. – 1999
This book explores different facets of emerging forms of educational practice that implicitly recognize the close relationship that exists between human cultures and the environment. The first six chapters describe educational efforts in K-12 schools throughout the North American continent. The second six chapters consider the work of people in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ecology, Educational Development, Educational Innovation
Basso, Keith H. – 1996
This book of essays draws on a cultural geography project in which an ethnographer and Apache consultants mapped the area around Cibecue, on the Fort Apache Reservation (Arizona). The essays focus on different Apache individuals and examine the ways that Apache constructions of place reach deeply into other cultural spheres. Many Apache place…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Apache, Discourse Analysis
Brown, Tricia – 1998
For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional customs sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. Through their own words, this book explores the lives of eight Alaska Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture: Eskimo--Yupik and Inupiat; Aleut; and Indian--Athabascan, Tlingit,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education
Keegan, Marcia – 1999
This book portrays San Ildefonso Pueblo on the east bank of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico through the lives of Sonja, age 10, and her sister Desiree, age 8. Growing up in San Ildefonso Pueblo, the girls enjoy the same activities as other American girls, such as basketball, cheerleading, playing video games, and sending e-mail. But they also…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biographies, Children, Childrens Literature
Andrews, Susan B., Ed.; Creed, John, Ed. – 1998
This book compiles the best selections from the Chukchi News and Information Service, a University of Alaska project that for the past decade, has published the writings of Native college students from rural and remote regions of Alaska. The writers are primarily nontraditional older students who are Inupiaq, Yup'ik, or Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos or…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Background
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