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Matthews, David Ralph – Ecologist, 1995
The consequences of management espousal of the "Tragedy of the Commons" theory has been starkly illustrated by the crash in cod stocks off Canada's east coast. The voices of fishers from several different coastal communities testify to the inadequacy of Canadian government fisheries policy. (LZ)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Federal Regulation, Fisheries
Gleason, Thomas P.; Rankine, Fred C. – 1978
The principal objectives of this study were to assist school personnel and community members in the Botwood School zone to assess perceived problems, and to study and clarify communication networks existing between school and community. Two isolated, semirural, coastal communities in central Newfoundland, Canada, provided the experimental setting.…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Belknap, Julia – 2003
Today, many people, with no personal experience of living through a tropical storm, reside in coastal regions in harms way. This population needs to be educated about storm risks. One good venue for this is the public school system. Science educators have concluded it is important to establish a knowledge base about the ways students think and…
Descriptors: Geology, High Schools, Hurricanes, Interviews
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Schreiber, Dorothee – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2006
Many coastal First Nations communities, particularly in British Columbia, see consultation as a positive way of getting around the firmly entrenched position of both provincial and federal governments on fish farming. Even those Native groups such as the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council (MTTC) and the Homalco First Nation, who are adamantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animal Husbandry, American Indian Education, Canada Natives
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Harris, Carol E. – Educational Management & Administration, 2002
Describes town of Burnt Island, Newfoundland, including its need for imaginative survival; explores the nature of imaginative thought, including benefits to the individual and to society; describes threats to imaginative teaching within town's restructured school; describes characteristics common to the work of Greenfield, Greene, and Habermas…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communications, Community Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
Pruneau, Diane; Chouinard, Omer; Musafiri, Jean-Pierre; IsaBelle, Claire – 1999
In a coastal community, four social groups were chosen to participate in various educational programs designed to promote their desire to take environmental action. At the end of these educational programs, conducted by a scientist and an environmental educator, the participants were invited to get involved in the resolution of an environmental…
Descriptors: Community Action, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
Cecelski, David S. – 1994
The 1968-69 school boycott in Hyde County (North Carolina) was one of the most sustained and successful protests of the civil rights movement. For a year, the county's black citizens refused to send their children to school in protest of a desegregation plan that required closing two historically black schools in their remote coastal community.…
Descriptors: Black History, Black Institutions, Blacks, Civil Rights
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Nardo, Jeff – Journal of Career Planning & Employment, 1999
Describes a program developed as a transitional tool for students at Coastal Carolina Community College. The career services office coordinates a forum for students majoring in business and related fields to: expose them to different occupations; provide information about interviewing; help with resume writing and job-search tips; and allow them…
Descriptors: Career Centers, Career Development, Career Information Systems, Careers
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Corbett, Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2004
This article reports on a study of schooling in southwest Nova Scotia. Using Bourdieu's concepts of cultural capital and habitus, I analyze rural men's relationships involving identity, work, place, and schooling to explain continuing high male dropout rates and local traditions of ambivalence and resistance to schooling. I conclude that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Males
Grimes, Jody – 2001
In these changing times, rural communities must be able to solve unforeseen problems, adapt to economic and social changes, and sustain their efforts into the future. Their capacity to do so is dependent on the human capital among civic leaders. This paper examines human capital among civic leaders in Herring Bay, Maine, a rural, coastal…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Governance
Behr, Chris; Lamb, Greg; Miller, Al; Sadowske, Sue; Shaffer, Ron – 1995
In rural coastal communities, trade-offs between conserving and developing environmentally sensitive resources are acute. At the community level, part-time volunteers and citizen officials are asked to make complex decisions based on ambiguous and frequently contradictory "scientific" evidence of economic and environmental relationships.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Involvement
Dietrich, Lisa C. – 1998
"Westhills" is a multiethnic coastal community in San Diego County, California, in which Mexican Americans comprise approximately 22 percent of the population. This book reports ethnographic research on a group of working-class Chicana adolescents in one Westhills barrio and their problems, school experiences, immersion in two…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Context, Disadvantaged Schools, Dropouts
Baker, Victoria J. – 1991
Schools in Australian Aboriginal communities are pulled between an educational model that stresses cultural pride and preservation and one that emphasizes uniformity of education to prepare Aboriginal students for a place in the dominant society. The tension between these objectives is seen in these case studies of schools in two remote Queensland…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Community Influence, Community Problems, Cultural Isolation
Grimes, Charles E. – 1995
Looking at descriptive, comparative social and historical evidence, this study explored factors contributing to language death for two languages formerly spoken on the Indonesian island of Buru. Field data were gathered from the last remaining speaker of Hukumina and from the last four speakers of Kayeli. A significant historical event that set in…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Indonesian Languages
Wolfram, Walt; And Others – 1993
A sociolinguistic study of Ocracoke, an island community in North Carolina's Outer Banks, investigated the social dynamics of language change and variation. Data were gathered in interviews with 43 island residents aged 12-82, most of whose families have been on the island for several generations. Several major sociolinguistic issues were…
Descriptors: Dialects, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Variation
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