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Calvera-Isabal, Miriam; Varas, Nuria; Santos, Patricia – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2021
This paper describes a preliminary study of how computational methods allow us to know more about citizen science and its connection with education. Citizen science is a practice involving a general public in scientific tasks and generating knowledge and scientific results. Previous studies have shown that the education sector can take benefit of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Science and Society, Science Education
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Guajardo, Miguel A.; Guajardo, Francisco J. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
This article weaves the life of a Mexican laborer, who with his wife brought his family to the United States and mentored two university professors, as they became activists in their craft. The professors honor their father through a reflective process where they share and make sense of a series of stories that describe their Papi's experience in…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mentors, Laborers, Activism
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Cuevas, Stephany – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Using an emerging model of family engagement in higher education and the concept of parental role construction as a framework, this study presents the "Ley de la Vida" (Law of Life) process to explore how Latina/o immigrant parents experience their children's transition to higher education. Centered on the experiences of 15 parents of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, First Generation College Students
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Galioto, Carmelo; Marini, Guillermo – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2021
This paper discusses the integration of faith, culture and life in Catholic schools, offering keys to understanding and pedagogical orientations. First, based on magisterial documents, the text identifies three features that characterise this integration: a comprehensive understanding of knowledge, a testimony offered through the lives of…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Beliefs, Culture, Integrated Activities
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Imbarack Dagach, Patricia – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2021
This article aims to answer the role the Catholic school plays in Chile's current context and what role religion plays in this process. It is the purpose of this article to answer the question of the role of religion and spirituality in shaping the meaning of life of young people in the final stage of schooling, particularly in Catholic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, School Role, Role of Religion
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Cortés-González, Pablo; Rivas-Flores, J.Ignacio; Leite-Méndez, Analía E. – Ethnography and Education, 2016
This paper analyses a particular socio-educational experience in a marginalised neighbourhood in Malaga, Spain. This initiative came about as an institutional proposal to combat neoliberal austerity policies and is known as the "Casa de la Buena Vida". It aims to generate new educational practices based on solidarity, dignity and…
Descriptors: Social Change, Disadvantaged, Neighborhoods, Neoliberalism
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Maier, Linda S. – Hispania, 2011
Alberto Fuguet, one of the leaders of the McOndo writers who seek cultural direction from the United States and exploit mass-media formulas, is a polarizing figure in contemporary Latin American culture. His most recent full-length novel, the semi-autobiographical "Las peliculas de mi vida" (2003), has led many to conclude that Fuguet is simply a…
Descriptors: Literature, Authors, Popular Culture, Latin American Culture
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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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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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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
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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
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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
Morales-Roman, Gildrette M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the twentieth century to present, the role of women in society has undergone fundamental changes. Women, today, has assumed many different task and new roles, becoming part of professional workforce and increasing level of education by aspiring a higher education gaining access to leadership positions. The purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Higher Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Hornberger, Nancy H.; Swinehart, Karl F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Within discourses of language endangerment, life stages such as child language acquisition, adolescent language shift, and the death of community elders figure prominently, but what of the role of other, intermediate life stages during adulthood and professional life in the course of language obsolescence or revitalization? Drawing from long-term…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Bilingual Education, Child Language
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Scholes Gillingsde González, Barbara – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2011
This article aims at sharing a vital issue that emerged from the findings of a qualitative research study into collective responses of teachers of English as a foreign language to an extended change process in their Mexican university context from 1989 to 2003. The data generation process employed was comprised of semi-structured interviews as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Professional Recognition
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