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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
Meyer, Jon'a F.; Bogdan, Gloria – 2001
Native American education did not begin with European-style schools; it began at home with traditional storytelling. Traditional stories aimed to share wisdom, not to force it. Children can only understand certain things when they are mature enough to do so. Each time a story was told, the listener could learn new morals and life instructions.…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ethical Instruction, Lifelong Learning
Sheehan, Norm; Walker, Polly – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Purga Elders Centre in Queensland (Australia) is an Aboriginal-owned meeting place where Aboriginal culture and history are lived and passed on. Research conducted there is based on Indigenous Knowledge Research (IKR), which is grounded in Indigenous realities and approaches knowledge only through respect for Indigenous epistemologies. Twenty…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Action Research, Cultural Education, Cultural Maintenance
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
Taliman, Valerie – Winds of Change, 2001
On a tour of Cuba, Native scholars from North and South America reconnected with the "extinct" Taino people and shared their knowledge of traditional healing herbs. Western science is just beginning to validate the tremendous knowledge base that indigenous healers have developed--most indigenous medicinal knowledge is useful for finding…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Conferences, Cultural Maintenance, Females
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
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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
Laurent, Erik L. – Natural History, 2001
Every summer and fall, Japanese children (mostly boys) spend hours catching and playing with insects, or mushi. Different species are associated with the seasons, times of the day, or specific games. Mushi customs are centuries old, were traditionally passed from grandfather to grandchild, and are reflected in electronic and "virtual"…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Entomology, Foreign Countries
Magowan, Fiona – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Yolngu people of Australia's Northern Territory trace their lineage through places in the land and water. Movements of currents represent movements of clans over time. Patterns of sound and design are associated with particular groups and with body parts. These essences are conveyed in ritual songs that are crucial ways of knowing oneself and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Genealogy
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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
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
Statistically, Thailand has eliminated gender disparity in access to education. Reasons that four women's conferences made very little impression on education reform could be no significant or overt discrimination against girls' enrollment and employment; education opportunity as more an issue of class (affordability) than gender (culture); and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development
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
Johnston, Robyn – 2000
A study examined challenges associated with investigating the role and occupational identity of learning practitioners who operate within the organizational as opposed to the educational institution context. These challenges include the following: (1) naming this group of organizational practitioners; (2) distribution of learning responsibilities;…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Educational Attitudes, Emerging Occupations, Foreign Countries
Bjornavold, Jens – 2000
Policies and practices in the areas of identification, assessment, and recognition of nonformal learning in the European Union (EU) were reviewed. The review focused on national and EU-level experiences regarding the following areas and issues: recognition of the contextual nature of learning; identification of methodological requirements for…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Advanced Placement
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