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Burgos, Francisco – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study, which involved classroom-based experimental research conducted during the Fall semester of 2013 in a Spanish class at Oakwood University, aimed at extending the findings of previous studies on the use of familiar texts in reading and writing (Brown 2007, Vygotsky 1978, Kern 2000, Rollins & Villamil 2001, McCourt 2006, Morris, Beck…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
Ozar, Lorraine A. – Momentum, 1993
Describes the objectives of a proposal to create two Catholic "base community" schools in Hispanic communities in Chicago, which will allow parents full participation and infuse neighborhoods with hope. Discusses several broad assumptions about the role of the schools and steps to ensure schools are products of the community. (BCY)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Community Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives
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Straubhaar, Rolf – Comparative Education Review, 2014
This article presents findings from 12 months of ethnographic observations of nonformal adult education classes offered by an internationally funded nonprofit, referred to in this article as Comunidades de Poder (CDP). The primary objective of this article is to examine the various contextual factors that influenced CDP teachers' instruction and…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Teaching Methods
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Viana-Orta, María-Isabel – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2013
Mediation continues to expand, both geographically and in terms of scope. Depending on its purpose, there are three main consolidated mediation models or schools worldwide: the Traditional-Linear Harvard model, which seeks to find an agreement between the parties; the Circular-Narrative model, which apart from the agreement also emphasizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Comparative Education
Royal, Mark A.; Rossi, Robert J. – 1997
A good deal of evidence now suggests that a strong sense of community in schools has benefits for both staff members and students, while providing a necessary foundation for school improvement. This digest in Spanish provides an overview of the literature on schools as communities. The digest identifies the elements of community schools, the…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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McWhirter, Benedict T.; And Others – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 1988
Describes Comunidades Eclesial de Base (CEBs) or base communities which are self-help and mutual aid groups that assist in alleviating the effects of poverty and powerlessness in Latin America. Discusses two potential problems of CEBs - that they may encourage either passivity or increased violence. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Counseling, Individual Power, Poverty
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Bevilacqua, Anunciacion Mazzella de – International Journal of Early Childhood, 1985
Deals with incorporating community skills into the field of education using a non-formal educational framework and active participation by young people and families. (NH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Involvement
Godoy, Rodrigo Vera – 1987
The document provides educators with data and information regarding the utilization of alternative educational processes in Latin American rural communities. Many communities exist at social and economic poverty levels and are isolated from urban centers. Documents compiled for use at alternative education conferences, held in Paipa, Colombia in…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Needs
Vivo, Paquita – AGENDA, 1980
Puerto Rican roots stem from the ethnic mixture of Indians, Europeans, and Africans. This article describes the advent of each of the groups on the island, the historical and cultural impact each made, and the retention of heritage among Puerto Rican migrants to the U.S. (DS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences
Bushway, Deborah, Comp. – 2001
In response to the growing Latino population, a project examined barriers and supports for community development for Latinos in seven rural Minnesota communities. In each community, bilingual facilitators conducted two Latino and one non-Latino focus groups. Findings revealed much strength in these communities. Residents appreciated the economic…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Community Attitudes, Community Development, Community Relations
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Gonzalez, Eduardo; Carcaba, Ana; Ventura, Juan – Social Indicators Research, 2011
There is a growing literature on the assessment of quality of life conditions in geographically and/or politically divided regions. Sometimes these territories are countries within a specified supranational structure, such as the European Union, for instance, and sometimes they are regions within countries. There is also some research that focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Quality of Life, Geographic Location
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 2000
In 1999, the Southern Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) interviewed leaders from Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Asian communities in Arkansas and Oklahoma to understand what keeps parents and others from participating in community forums. After conducting more than fifty interviews, SEDL developed seven steps to help…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups
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National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Washington, DC. – 1998
To support faith communities in protecting teenage boys and girls from too-early sexual activity and teen pregnancy, the National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy's Task Force on Religion and Public Values has compiled these nine tips which summarize a wealth of experience and advice from faith leaders around the country. The members of the Task…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Church Role, Clergy, Community Involvement
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Perotti, Loris – European Journal of Education, 2007
The article describes institutional change in the Spanish higher education system over the past two decades. It singles out four variables in explaining this change: (i) demography, (ii) economic environment (the so-called knowledge society), (iii) the role and interests of academics and politicians, and (iv) the supranational stimulus to converge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Organizational Change, Higher Education
Baeza, Rafael Portaencasa – 1990
A new model was created for Spanish universities when the Parliament approved the Ley de Reforma Universitaria. It emphasizes that the university must serve the society and must cooperate in the solution of problems that affect the society. The universities are charged with the mission of executing the scientific policy of the nation and of the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), College Role, Economic Development, Educational Change
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