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Barros, Jessica M. – Community Literacy Journal, 2012
"Koladeras" are women who use call and response in impromptu songs that may contain proverbs, stories about the community, their life experiences, and who and what they see in their world from their own perspective. Via qualitative methods of (auto)ethnography, personal and life story narratives, and interviews, I look at how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Multilingualism, Cultural Maintenance
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
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
Arbelaez, Maria S. – 2000
As the Mexican American community multiplies and strengthens its position across the United States, its civic and religious celebrations expand in number and visibility. Through periodic observances, unequivocally Mexican cultural traditions have materialized in the secular and spiritual domains of American public spaces. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Community Centers, Community Programs, Cultural Activities
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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
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Jim, Rex Lee, Ed.; And Others – Journal of Navajo Education, 1996
Four hataalii (Navajo medicine men) discuss why they chose and how they studied their profession, how ceremonies correct spiritual imbalance, why ceremonies cannot be done for non-Indians (differences in Navajo and non-Navajo belief systems), and how the Native American Church was founded to allow legal use of peyote and was commercialized by…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Ceremonies
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Yazzie, Lena – Journal of Navajo Education, 1997
The Navajo calendar is a means of educating people to thrive in their surroundings, realize their individual potentials, and perpetuate their society. Describes in Navajo and English: the Navajo calendar, ceremonies and activities appropriate to each month, the moccasin game and string game (played in winter), and the significance of the number…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ceremonies, Indigenous Knowledge
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Friesen, John W. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1993
Speculates on the traditional religion-based education and socialization of Anasazi youth, based on known practices of their Pueblo descendants and on archeological evidence concerning the design and functions of kivas. Discusses Anasazi/Pueblo practices in terms of educational objectives, curriculum, teaching methods, instructors, performance…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Ceremonies, Educational Practices