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González-Espada, Wilson; Llerandi-Román, Pablo; Fortis-Santiago, Yaihara; Guerrero-Medina, Giovanna; Ortiz-Vega, Nicole; Feliú-Mójer, Mónica; Colón-Ramos, Daniel – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2015
Although researchers have argued that textbooks should be customized to local cultures and experiences, they rarely are. Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit group interested in promoting science literacy and education among Latino(a)s/Hispanics, identified a need to provide schools with culturally relevant materials. The result was the publication…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic American Students, Learning Activities, Instructional Materials
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Gonzales, Miguel M. – Planning and Changing, 2019
This case study explores Costa Rica's National Executive Decree No. 31.900, requiring all public schools in the country participate in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnología [PRONAFECYT]). The purpose of the decree is to promote innovation and to prepare students with the skills to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Principals, Science Fairs
Bórquez-Mella, Jessica; Garrido-Osses, Sandra; Flores-Gajardo, Luzmila – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2020
In recent decades, the reflection on the teaching practices has been considered as an important means among the teacher trainers. Nevertheless, chilean research note that the universities of this country have not achieved that students of Teaching Programs may develop reflections on their pedagogical procedures systematically. This situation is no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflective Teaching
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Poza, Luis E. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Much attention is now given to academic language, particularly in content areas such as science, amid persistent achievement disparities between students classified as English Language Learners, and more recently, Long Term English Learners, and their English-proficient peers. This attention has fueled debate about the precise features of such…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Science Instruction, Code Switching (Language), Language Usage
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Espinet, Mariona; Izquierdo, Mercè; Garcia-Pujol, Clara – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this paper we discuss the case of the science education research journal "Enseñanza de las Ciencias" ("EC") around the issue of its internationalization and the consequences this process has had and is still having on the use and preservation of different languages and more specifically the Castilian (Spanish) language. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Periodicals, Scientific Research
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Slisko, Josip – European Journal of Physics Education, 2017
This study is an initial exploration of students' abilities to analyze critically authenticity of physics problems, carried out with Spanish translation of the eight Edition of popular physics textbook "Fundamentals of Physics", written by Halliday, Resnick and Walker. Students (N = 34) involved in the study were those of applied physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Textbooks
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Briseno-Garzon, Adriana – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Latin American audiences living in their countries of origin are poorly understood as museum learners due to the scarcity of research in this field. Through a case study approach, I investigate and report on the ways of learning of 20 Mexican family groups. In particular, I examine the influence of the Mexican sociocultural context on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Museums, Learning
Marquez, Fernando – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify the role that Costa Rican educational leaders play in implementing the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnologia [PRONAFECYT]) initiative. The study provides an examination of leadership practices, instructional strategies, and professional…
Descriptors: Role, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Alfonso, David Vargas – GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, 2015
Critical thinking skills (CTS) are a group of higher order thinking abilities related with complex processes of learning like contextualization or problem solving. This exploratory research study identified whether critical thinking skills were present in high school humanities classrooms. The study was carried out in a private school in Bogotá,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Private Schools, Qualitative Research
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del Pilar Blanco, María – Science & Education, 2014
This essay explores the career of the understudied writer Pedro Castera (1846-1906), who is regarded as one of the first practitioners of science fiction in Mexico. A man of many talents, Castera is one of the most eccentric and eclectic figures in the intellectual life of fin-de-siècle Mexico City. His career took many turns: While during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Authors, Science Fiction, Intellectual Property
Brent-Sanco, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the effects of educational leadership on student participation in the National Program of Science and Technology Fairs (Programa Nacional de Ferias de Ciencia y Tecnologia [PRONAFECYT]) in the primary schools of Costa Rica. The study identified the role that governmental, community, and school site…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Fairs, National Programs, Student Participation
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Dias, Iris V.; Fernández Guillermet, Armando; Rubau, Carina E.; Tovar Toulouse, María M. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
Research ability can be thought of as a competence, which requires other abilities -- both generic and specific -- to be successfully developed. In this study, we determine the degree of importance that the 21 specific competences (SCs) established in the Tuning Latin America (Tuning-LA) Project, have in the acquisition of research ability in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Aguilar-Valdez, Jean R.; LópezLeiva, Carlos A.; Roberts-Harris, Deborah; Torres-Velásquez, Diane; Lobo, Gilberto; Westby, Carol – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
This paper presents a new approach to science education that takes a path through sociocultural theory and into the ideas of Gloria Anzaldúa. We apply Anzaldúan theory to science education by illustrating it in action through various examples which explore the multidimensionality of teaching science with Latin@ students in various contexts…
Descriptors: Science Education, Theories, Hispanic American Students, Science Instruction
Harshman, Denise Galvez – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied four frameworks from academic literature in the areas of leadership, change process, 21st-century skills, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (PBL) to understand the various factors providing for success and participation of a school in the national science fair initiative (Programa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
Molano, Christin – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Globalization and the influx of multinational corporations over the past 30 years have significantly impacted the educational system in Costa Rica. The need for knowledge-based workers has become essential in continuing to strengthen the economy and attracting foreign direct investment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
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