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Tello, Angelica M.; Castellon, Nancy E.; Aguilar, Alejandra; Sawyer, Cheryl B. – Professional Counselor, 2017
The United States has recently seen a significant increase in the number of unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle of Central America (i.e., El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala). These children and youth are refugees fleeing extreme poverty and gang violence. This study examined the narratives of 16 refugees from the Northern Triangle…
Descriptors: Refugees, Poverty, Juvenile Gangs, Personal Narratives
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Adelman, Melissa A.; Székely, Miguel – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
School dropout is a growing concern in Central America, and in Latin America as a whole, because of its consequences for economic productivity, the inclusiveness of growth, social cohesion, and increasing youth risks. This paper utilizes more than two decades of household survey data to construct a systematic overview of school dropout at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Potential Dropouts
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Ochako, Maureen N.; Aseey, Anne Achieng – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2020
This study examined operational strategies and sustainability factors on education intervention projects in Honduras, Central America. The study's purpose was to determine the role 0f project planning, capacity building, government investment and stakeholder engagement played in implementing educational interventions. Adopting a survey design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Capacity Building, Government Role
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Avejic, Vanja – TESL Canada Journal, 2020
This paper presents a case study that examined the principles and practices of one novice English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher at a prominent English language institution in Central America. More specifically, this qualitative study sought to contribute to the discussion of the perceived interdependent influences of EFL teachers' thoughts…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Farrell, Thomas S. C.; Avejic, Vanja – TESL-EJ, 2021
This paper presents a case study that examined the principles and practices of one novice English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher at a prominent English language institution in Central America. More specifically, this qualitative study sought to contribute to the discussion of the perceived interdependent influences of English Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Patel, Sita G.; Bouche, Vicky; Martinez, William; Barajas, Karla; Garcia, Alex; Sztainer, Maya; Hawkins, Kathleen – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2021
There has been a record surge of unaccompanied immigrant minors (UAMs) entering the United States, with 86% of those apprehended at the US-Mexico border originating from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. A majority of immigrant children are separated from either one or both parents at various points during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Separation Anxiety, Family Characteristics
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Griffin, Jermain; Gall, Lisbeth R. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2019
The ongoing migrant crisis that engulfs the U.S.-Mexico border is often the source of political and socioeconomic discourse related to the treatment of those caught in the web of immigration politics or the causes of migration to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America. One related, critical conversation involves the future stability of countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Geographic Regions, International Cooperation
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Veblen, Kari K.; Kruse, Nathan B.; Messenger, Stephen J.; Letain, Meredith – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This study considers children's informal musicking and online music teaching, learning, playing, and invention through an analysis of children's clapping games on YouTube. We examined a body of 184 games from 103 separate YouTube postings drawn from North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Music Activities, Music Education, Video Technology
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Enid Zambrana, Ruth; Amaro, Gabriel; Butler, Courtney; DuPont-Reyes, Melissa; Parra-Medina, Deborah – Health Education & Behavior, 2021
Introduction: Prior to 1980, U.S. national demographic and health data collection did not identify individuals of Hispanic/Latina/o heritage as a population group. Post-1990, robust immigration from Latin America (e.g., South America, Central America, Mexico) and subsequent growth in U.S. births, dynamically reconstructed the ethnoracial lines…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Hispanic Americans
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Cook, Pamela R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Despite the convincing argument for the importance of early childhood education world-wide, more than 200 million children under the age of five and living in developing countries do not reach their developmental potential. Early childhood educationalists have explored over a decade and still ask the same questions regarding appropriate health,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Preschool Children
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Sekhon, Natasha; Beach, Tim; Krause, Samantha; Eshleman, Sara – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
In our current period of escalating climate change, we urgently need to better understand the modern climate and climate drivers in understudied regions of the world. This article provides a succinct and current literature review of one such region: the Maya Lowlands. The region has a long history of study on human--climatic interaction but little…
Descriptors: Climate, Trend Analysis, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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López, Ruth M. – National Education Policy Center, 2021
The focus of this brief is on the education of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving from Central America and Mexico, fleeing violence and poverty in their countries. Upon arrival, these children encounter a complicated immigration legal system, while having to navigate a new society within an anti-immigrant sociopolitical context. In recent…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Public Policy, Trauma
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Kelly, Laura Beth; Duncan, Taylor; Herrera, Daniela – TESOL Journal, 2021
In this study, the researchers analyzed writing produced by newcomer immigrant and refugee students in a literacy workshop facilitated by visiting college tutors. Fourteen adolescent students, primarily from Central America, worked over a semester with a college partner to read mentor texts about youth immigration experiences, write their own…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Writing Evaluation, Immigrants, Refugees
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Catalano, Theresa – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Since June, 2014 when the U.S. government began to document an increase in unaccompanied/separated children arriving in the United States from Central America, these children have become a frequent topic in media discourse. Because rhetoric about immigration issues have been shown to affect schooling of these children, the present article aims to…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Migrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Discourse Analysis
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Osiobe, Ejiro U. – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2020
Latin American countries have evolved over the years. Still, after years of military reign, socioeconomicinstability, and civil wars, the region has been known for its anti-hegemonic economic growth (educationalpolicies) strategies. Central and South America's educational system has long been under investigation by researchers both theoretically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Latin Americans, Educational Practices
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