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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
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
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
Montanero, Manuel; Lucero, Manuel – Online Submission, 2012
This paper describes the effects of different methods to enhance students' understanding and learning from a text. We compared the efficiency of a text revision procedure ("from the text") and inferential activity engagement "toward the text") in the comprehension and recall of a History text. A total of 338 undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning, Textbooks, History Instruction
Lashier, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Globalization and technological advances have enabled emerging countries to compete with traditionally economically dominant countries. Emerging countries can advance their economy through the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) from multinational corporations. A key element in the attraction of FDI is the development of human capital.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles
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Hamann, Edmund T.; Zuniga, Victor; Garcia, Juan Sanchez – Journal of Latinos & Education, 2006
We use 3 brief educational biographies of students in Mexico who have previously attended public school in the United States to introduce this literature review on United States-Mexico transnational students. This article is also the first of several planned articles stemming from a currently ongoing, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y…
Descriptors: Children, Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Biographies
Gorgorio, Nuria; Planas, Nuria – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2005
Starting from the constructs "cultural scripts" and "social representations", and on the basis of the empirical research we have been developing until now, we revisit the construct norms from a sociocultural perspective. Norms, both sociomathematical norms and norms of the mathematical practice, as cultural scripts influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Scripts, Norms
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Padilla, Francisca; Bajo, Maria Teresa; Macizo, Pedro – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2005
How do interpreters manage to cope with the adverse effects of concurrent articulation while trying to comprehend the message in the source language? In Experiments 1-3, we explored three possible working memory (WM) functions that may underlie the ability to simultaneously comprehend and produce in the interpreters: WM storage capacity,…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Experiments, Translation, Semantics
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Malloy, Jacquelynn A., Comp.; Mallozzi, Christine, Comp. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
This is a compilation of reports on international literacy research. The report includes 3 separate reports on Argentina, Mexico, and France. In the first report, Melina Porto reports on a new implementation of a teacher-education program currently underway in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, under the leadership of teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Case Studies, Action Research
Vilentchuk, Lydia – 1973
The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT), set up in 1971 to further scientific and technological advancement in Mexico, commissioned this determination of the steps necessary to promote the use of libraries and recorded scientific and technical information, and to foster the reading habits of the population. A brief overview examines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Education, Foreign Countries, Libraries
Pena Borrero, Margarita, Ed. – 1990
This volume compiles Spanish translations of seven articles on different aspects of Science, Technology and Society Education. The papers, originally written in English, were used during the first in-service training seminar for high school science teachers, which took place in Mayaguez under (Puerto Rico) joint sponsorship of the National…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, High Schools, Science Activities, Science and Society