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Soares, Louis; Eaton, Judith S.; Smith, Burck – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
The Internet enables new models. In the commercial world, for example, we have eBay, Amazon.com, and Netflix. These new models operate with a different set of rules than do traditional models. New models are emerging in higher education as well--for example, competency-based programs. In addition, courses that are being provided from outside the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Policy, State Policy
Simsek, Ali – Online Submission, 2011
Tony Bates is a world-known expert on distance education. He has published extensively on both traditional and contemporary distance learning practices. Besides teaching courses and delivering seminars in the area of distance education, he has also provided consultancy with a number of institutions around the world. These include both formal and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
Blacke, Fiona – Adults Learning, 2010
As Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, the author was asked to give her perspective on the lifelong learning prospects for young people. She believes that one's capacity to be a learner and to learn, at whatever stage of life, is directly influenced by every other aspect of one's life, from one's attitudes to one's income. As a young…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Young Adults, Youth Agencies, Reflection
Boyne, Grace M. – Winds of Change, 2003
A nuclear physicist feels that his Navajo upbringing, with its emphasis on the structure of nature and abstract reasoning, prepared him well for the world of physics. Traditional Navajo sandpaintings helped him understand physics concepts. Native American students show strengths in learning visual, perceptual, or spatial information, and they…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cognitive Style
Faris, Ron – Education Canada, 2003
A new model of learning communities based on lifelong learning is emerging. The approach integrates nonformal and formal learning so that all learning is recognized. The expertise and learning resources that exist in every community are mobilized so that community purposes are achieved. Examples are given of learning communities in rural British…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Educational Change
Adams, Nicole – Winds of Change, 2002
Three successful American Indian women--film maker and businesswoman Valerie Red-Horse, Cherokee law professor and appeals court justice Stacey Leeds, and prolific artist Virginia Stroud--discuss their careers, emphasizing the importance of retaining cultural values, the struggles of being a racial and gender pioneer in their field, and the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Artists, Careers, Court Judges
Sorensen, Barbara – Winds of Change, 2002
Three Native Americans working in sports training, film making, and engineering discuss their thoughts on leadership. Each one defines leadership in terms of their own experiences, aspirations, and successes, but all three come to similar conclusions: community members must be willing to nurture leadership in young people by acting as role models…
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Maintenance, Language Maintenance, Leadership Qualities
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Sterling, Shirley – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2002
A grandmother teaching fishtrap building by actually building one while telling a story provides a model and criteria for success in teaching Nlakapamux children, the most important criterion being the presence of cultural experts--grandmothers. Role-modeling, storytelling, and hands-on experience combine theory and practice and provide a mnemonic…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Cultural Education, Educational Strategies
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Cohen, Bill – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 2001
The spider's web is presented as a model for Indigenous education and community transformation, grounded in Okanagan philosophy. Children are at the center and benefit from the influence of extended family and community. The model's relevance for language revitalization, cultural maintenance, and educational planning and assessment is discussed.…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Role, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Philosophy
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
Whap, Georgina – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
Indigenous knowledge is a living, breathing concept and must be treated with care and respect. This living knowledge is transmitted orally. At the University of Queensland (Australia), the Torres Strait Islander Studies course was taught in the Indigenous way, and elders were involved throughout, from formatting the course outline to the running…
Descriptors: College Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Holistic Approach
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Liftig, Inez Fugate – Now & Then, 2001
An award-winning science teacher recalls her youth in Appalachian Kentucky and how she learned the fundamental concepts of biology, botany, hydrology, and geology playing and working in the family's "holler." The holler also gave her a philosophy of teaching--she has her students experience the wonders of the natural world before…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Essays, Experiential Learning
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Singh, Madhu – International Review of Education, 2000
Urges systems of education and training to cater to both formal and informal labor markets. Identifies the following components of such efforts: (1) taking into account the traditions and values of the system of vocational learning in working life; (2) accommodating local development needs; and (3) building on the competencies that people in the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Conference Papers, Education Work Relationship
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Angell, G. Brent – Critical Social Work, 2000
Protective factors, needed for personal resilience, vary from culture to culture. Resilience in Native Americans is examined via an interview with a Native American social worker who quit her job over an ethical conflict. The interplay of self-concept, family, and culture in young people's development of protective factors is examined.…
Descriptors: American Indians, Coping, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences
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Tohe, Laura – WICAZO SA Review, 2000
There was no need for feminism in the Navajo matrilineal culture. The author remembers growing up on the Navajo reservation, where her female relatives were valued, honored, and respected, and where women passed on to their daughters not only their strength, but also the expectation to assume responsibility for the family and therefore act as…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Females, Leadership
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