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Clark, Meri L. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article examines the enduring importance of handwriting in the early republic of Colombia. Colonial practice informed writing instruction but Colombians re-established it in national terms from the 1820s onward. Teaching writing became a critical tool of state formation: an ideal republic of virtuous functionaries depended on uniform…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Handwriting, Foreign Countries
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC. – 1984
This report: (1) investigates the declining state of the educational system in America, as measured by high school student performance in the United States and other countries; (2) identifies specific problem areas; and (3) offers multiple recommendations for improvement. The five major recommendations arrived at appear, respectively, under the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Back to Basics, Comparative Education
Mexico. – 1969
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the draft of a law for the preservation of Mexican national heritage, particularly for the protection, conservation, and recuperation of cultural objects. The document consists of twelve chapters and six articles. Chapter 1 declares the protection, conservation,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Background
Garner, Jane, Comp. – 1980
This collection includes over 6,300 reels of microfilm of unique manuscript and archival holdings from both national and foreign repositories. Most of the material is historical, largely for Mexico from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. Three repositories account for the major portion of the holdings: the National Archives of the…
Descriptors: Archives, Check Lists, Latin American History, Library Collections
Doyle, Robert P. – 1993
The American Library Association (ALA) Library Fellows program began in 1986 with a grant from the U.S. Information Agency. The program's purpose is threefold: (1) to increase international understanding through the establishment of professional and personal relationships and the accomplishment of mutual goals; (2) to promote international sharing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Cultural Exchange, Foreign Countries