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Ames-Guerrero, Rita J.; Huamani-Cahua, Julio C.; Sato-Ruiz, Jorge E.; Panduro-Tenazoa, Nadia M.; Zegarra-Valdivia, Jonathan A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2023
Introduction: Fitting together virtual teaching environments has made possible the continuance of higher education at the global level, and particularly in Peru, after the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus during 2020 and 2021. Nevertheless, teachers and students from Amazonian communities continue to face challenges to public education, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Problem Solving
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Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina; Apurinã, Francisco; Facundes, Sidney – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article looks at what origin stories teach about the world and what kind of material presence they have in Southwestern Amazonia. We examine the ways the Apurinã relate to certain nonhuman entities through their origin story, and our theoretical approach is language materiality, as we are interested in material means of mediating traditional…
Descriptors: Oral Tradition, American Indian Languages, Ethnography, Story Telling
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Shulist, Sarah – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2022
This paper uses the themes of language rights, language choice, and language risk to consider linguistic insecurity in the Northwest Amazon (Upper Negro river) region of Brazil. Because the region is home to a large number of languages (c. two dozen), the idea of preserving this diversity is a popular theme in discourses about language in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Rights, Native Language, American Indian Languages
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Veintie, Tuija; Hohenthal, Johanna; Betancourt Machoa, Katy; Sirén, Anders – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2022
Transition to distant education modality due to COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about widening educational inequalities worldwide. This article examines Amazonian Indigenous youths' access to upper secondary schooling in Ecuador and the resilience of the Intercultural Bilingual Education system in the face of global health emergency with other…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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de Carvalho, Thaís – Global Studies of Childhood, 2021
In Andean countries, the "pishtaco" is understood as a White-looking man that steals Indigenous people's organs for money. In contemporary Amazonia, the Shipibo-Konibo people describe the "pishtaco" as a high-tech murderer, equipped with a sophisticated laser gun that injects electricity inside a victim's body. This paper looks…
Descriptors: Whites, Males, American Indians, Weapons
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Shulist, Sarah – Language Policy, 2018
This paper examines the implications and implementation of official language policy designed to support endangered Indigenous languages in the municipality of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil. The policy, in place since late 2001, declared three of the region's many Indigenous languages (Nheengatú, Tukano, and Baniwa) to be…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Official Languages
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Vieira, Patrícia – Hispania, 2020
In this article, I use aerial footage of the Amazon as a guiding thread to argue that the sublime is the most fitting concept to describe our aesthetic response to the representation of Amazonian nature in cinema. In my discussion of rainforest aesthetics, I focus on two Brazilian films, made ten years apart: Glauber Rocha's short "Amazonas,…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Films, Forestry, Economic Development
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Legramante, Douglas; Azevedo, Ana; Azevedo, Jose Manuel – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the factors that influence the satisfaction and intention of continuity of use, of teachers and students, regarding using Moodle in undergraduate courses in one Campus at the Federal Institute of Rondônia in Brazil. The starting point was an integration of DeLone and McLean's Information Systems Success Model…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Undergraduate Students, Learning Management Systems, Student Attitudes
Maher, Terezinha Machado; Cavalcanti, Marilda do Couto – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
The aim of this chapter is to take a critical and decolonial stance towards the experiences of Indigenous people in the urban diasporas of Brazil. We do this by discussing ethnographic data that provide insights into the impact of this migration on the construction of the identities of Indigenous Brazilians who move to urban spaces and consider…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, American Indians, Urban Areas
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Stenzel, Kristine – Language Documentation & Conservation, 2014
This article adds a voice from Amazonia to the reflective discussion on documentation projects designed within a "participatory" or "collaborative" paradigm of language research. It offers a critical assessment of one such documentation project carried out from 2007-2011 with the Kotiria and Wa'ikhana (East Tukano) language…
Descriptors: Language Research, American Indian Languages, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
Demaree, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Research Topic: An exploration into human imagination, ethical aim and action are the progenitors for reconciliation between humans and their environment. This study of two successful projects in Brazil provides an example of working toward a balance between human endeavors and sustainable environments. This inquiry is an exploration that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Nuns, Imagination, Foreign Countries
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VanWey, Leah K.; Cebulko, Kara B. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2007
This article examines intergenerational coresidence among rural farm families near Santarem, Para, Brazil using survey data collected by the authors on 896 children whose parents live in 175 households on 150 farms. Married adult children, daughters, and the best educated are more likely to live off their parents' rural property (vs. on the…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Place of Residence, Daughters, Foreign Countries
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Brown, I. Foster – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
Learning to question is essential for determining pathways of conservation and development in southwestern Amazonia during a time of rapid global environmental change. Teaching such an approach in graduate science programs in regional universities can be done using play-acting and simulation exercises. Multiple working hypotheses help students…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Graduate Students
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Frank, Michael C.; Everett, Daniel L.; Fedorenko, Evelina; Gibson, Edward – Cognition, 2008
Does speaking a language without number words change the way speakers of that language perceive exact quantities? The Piraha are an Amazonian tribe who have been previously studied for their limited numerical system [Gordon, P. (2004). Numerical cognition without words: Evidence from Amazonia. "Science 306", 496-499]. We show that the Piraha have…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Language Universals, Internet, Numbers
Huerta, Gloria; Shand, Hope – American Indian Journal, 1978
Reporting on the second symposium on "Amazonia: Extinction or Survival" (Madison, Wisconsin, 1978), this article summarizes papers presented on colonization, health, education, law, etc., and presents the symposium's six resolutions. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Conference Reports, Conferences, Culture Conflict
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