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Bastidas Redin, María Cristina – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
The election of the first indigenous president in Bolivia, Evo Morales (leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS), and of Rafael Correa in Ecuador (leader of Alianza País, AP) were important turning points in the social and economic history of these two countries. Both were elected with anti-neoliberal platforms of social movements. Their…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Neoliberalism
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Tomczyk, Lukasz; Jáuregui, Vladimir Costas; de La Higuera Amato, Cibelle Albuquerque; Muñoz, Darwin; Arteaga, Magali; Oyelere, Solomon Sunday; Akyar, Özgür Yasar; Porta, Mariana – Education and Information Technologies, 2021
The aim of the article is to highlight the key elements related to the implementation of new technologies in education from the perspective of the opinions and experiences of educators in the field in Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Poland, Turkey, and Uruguay. The text compares issues related to attitudes towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Technology Integration
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Popova, Iskra; Fabre, Gabriela – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
The government of Bolivia planned to introduce information technology in secondary education through establishing computer labs in schools and through granting each subject teacher a laptop. This initiative was tested for the first time in 2012 with three public schools in La Paz. Most of the subject teachers have never used a computer before. The…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Technology Integration
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Shah, Ritesh; Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T. A. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
Applying the Strategic Relational Approach, this paper analyses the circumstances behind and educators' strategies in response to education reforms in two nation-states undergoing socio-political transformation--Bolivia and Timor-Leste. Despite the starkly different histories and contemporary context of each nation, we suggest that transformation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Social Change
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Gilles, Jere L.; Thomas, Justin L.; Valdivia, Corinne; Yucra, Edwin S. – Rural Sociology, 2013
Many sustainable agricultural practices are based on local and traditional farming knowledge. This article examines the conservation and loss of three traditional practices in the Bolivian Altiplano that agronomic research has shown increase the resiliency of small farmers in the face of climate-related risks. These practices are the use of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Foreign Countries, Biodiversity, Indigenous Knowledge
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Arrueta, Jose Antonio; Avery, Helen – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2012
This article concerns the impact of educational reforms on young people in Bolivian society as they transition into adulthood, against the backdrop of globalisation and far-reaching structural changes. Ethnicity and cultural capital are linked in complex ways with social stratification in Bolivia. In a pluricultural society, the language of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cultural Capital
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Tarifa, Ariana – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2012
In response to neoliberal policies that have been in place since 1985, Bolivian young people have increasingly used hip hop music as a means of protest and to reclaim social and political participation. Hip hop in Latin America tells the story of the struggles that marginalized people have suffered, and speaks to the effects of international…
Descriptors: Mass Media Role, Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Global Approach
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Salvatierra da Silva, Daniela; Jacobson, Susan K.; Monroe, Martha C.; Israel, Glenn D. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2016
An evaluability assessment of a program to save a critically endangered bird helped prepare the Blue-throated Macaw Environmental Education Project for evaluation and program improvement. The evaluability assessment facilitated agreement among key stakeholders on evaluation criteria and intended uses of evaluation information in order to maximize…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Animals, Environmental Education, Resource Allocation
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Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T. A. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2013
In line with broader politics of change at the national level, the Morales government aims at a radical restructuring of the governance mechanisms for the teacher education sector and a socio-political redirection of its curriculum, as teachers are perceived to be potential agents for decolonization and for developing social justice--or…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T. A. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
In line with a broader Latin American turn to the left, since 2006 Bolivia's "politics of change" of president Evo Morales includes a new "decolonising" education reform called "Avelino Sinani Elizardo Perez" (ASEP). With the aim to break down deep historical processes of indigenous denial and exclusion in education,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, American Indians
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Zeng, Wu; Undurraga, Eduardo A.; Eisenberg, Dan T. A.; Rubio-Jovel, Karla; Reyes-Garcia; Victoria; Godoy, Ricardo – Economics of Education Review, 2012
Evidence from industrial nations suggests that sibling composition is associated with children's educational attainment, particularly if parents face resource constraints. If sibling composition is associated with educational attainment, then those associations should be stronger in poor societies of developing nations. We use data from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Siblings, American Indians, Economically Disadvantaged
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Lazar, Sian – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010
This article explores the formation of citizenship as social practice in a school in El Alto, Bolivia. I examine interactions between "banking" forms of education, students' responses, and embodied practices of belonging and political agency, and argue that the seemingly passive forms of knowledge transmission so criticized by critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Citizenship, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Delany-Barmann, Gloria – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2010
In 1994, the National Educational Reform in Bolivia instituted reforms that called for a model of education that held at its center the knowledge and languages of Indigenous people. The types of change called for by the reforms in Bolivia signify major transformations in teacher preparation practices and a concerted emphasis on training in…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations, Multilingualism, Educational Change
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Delany-Barmann, Gloria – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
Educational reform efforts in Bolivia have created possibilities for teacher-training institutions to focus on bilingual intercultural education. How teacher trainers and future teachers embark upon this endeavor differs somewhat depending on the sociolinguistic, historical, and institutional contexts of each community. This article reports…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations, Ethnography, Educational Change
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Howard, Rosaleen – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
The paper explores the relationship between education reform and Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) for Bolivia's majority indigenous peoples, as this has evolved since the 1990s into the era of Evo Morales, Latin America's first indigenous president, elected in 2005. In order to bring out the significance of the new Education Bill awaiting…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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