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Aguiar, Orlando G., Jr. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
As a responsive article to Miranda Rocksén's paper "The many roles of "explanation" in science education: a case study," this paper aims to emphasize the importance of the two central themes of her paper: dialogic approaches in science education and the role of explanations in science classrooms. I start discussing the concepts…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language), Classroom Communication
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Herrando-Rodrigo, Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2015
The emergence of English as the international language of communication has increased the attention and concern given its teaching and learning. This survey-based study explores the attitudes of Spanish practitioners and undergraduate students towards English as the vehicular language in the field of medicine and towards Medical Electronic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Escobar Alméciga, Wilder Yesid – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
This article addresses a critical problem about asymmetrical power relationships and uneven conditions in English language education exerted via identity shaping discourses in the document Educación: "Visión 2019" issued by the Colombian Ministry of National Education. The study follows the critical discourse analysis method. It…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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García Montes, Paula Andrea; Sagre Barboza, Ana María; Lacharme Olascoaga, Alba Isabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
This article presents a case study research with aims to find out which activities, methodological and textual aspects used in a reading strategies course were causing a group of students difficulties when analyzing critically written information. We conducted the study at Universidad de Córdoba (Colombia) with seventh semester students from the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Research, Written Language, Language Tests
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Guerrero, Carmen Helena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
The purpose of this article is to offer an interpretation of the images of Colombian English teachers constructed in official discourse, particularly (but not exclusively) in the document "Estándares básicos de competencias en lenguas extranjeras: inglés. Formar en lenguas extranjeras, el reto". This is part of a larger critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Correa, Doris – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
Drawing on critical, socio-cultural and sociolinguistic theories of writing, text and voice, this ethnographic study examines the challenges that a mature ESL student and her instructors in a university course on Spanish Language Media face as they co-construct a common understanding of academic literacy and voice in an undergraduate General…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Sociolinguistics
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Vargas Torres, Margarita Rosa – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article states that in order to exercise citizenship with responsibility, language teachers need to popularize a discourse for criticism in which students and teachers transcend tacit knowledge and common sense due to meta-cognition and argumentation and reach systematic knowledge and procedures posed by experts in the different disciplines.…
Descriptors: Criticism, Metacognition, Persuasive Discourse, Mass Media Effects
At the second Transborder Library Forum, 181 participants from the United States and Mexico gathered to discuss topics of international librarianship. The proceedings include the following sections: Discurso de Bienvenida (Welcome Speech) (Carlos Salas); "El Etnocentrismo Mexicano y Los Servicios de Informacion" (Mexican Ethnocentrism…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Speech
Rondon, Adolfo, Ed.; Serron, Sergio, Ed. – CLAVE, 1998
These two issues of the journal "CLAVE" contain these articles in Spanish with one article in English: "La ensenanza de la lingua materna" (Pablo Arnaez); "Saben resumir los alumnos universitarios de nuevo ingreso?" (Marisol Garcia); "El desempeno en la escritura de cartas argumentativas y cuentos en alumnos de octavo grado" (Yolanda Perez, Maria…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Speech), Bilingualism, Classroom Techniques
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Lopez-Bonilla, Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
A study examined the strategies used by a fourth-grade teacher in a two-way bilingual immersion program (English/Spanish) that contributed to students' development of academic language in Spanish. Analysis of a science lesson highlighted the use of an appropriate Spanish-language textbook and the teacher's use of visual elements, repetition,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Grade 4
El Maestro, Mexico, 1970
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the Mexican Education Minister's remarks at a conference for adult education. He stated that educational reform was part of a far reaching plan for social reform; he characterized civic training as an all-sector task, transcending confinement to the classroom and…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education
Barrera-Vidal, Albert – Neueren Sprachen, 1972
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Processes, Grammar, Habit Formation
Coelho, Maria Eduarda Leal – 1986
Presentations at this seminar on distance education focused on the different types of speech in multimedia presentations which contribute to the elaboration (simulated or substituted) of a situation involving different relationships. In addition to opening and closing remarks by Marcel de Greve and a final report by the Scientific Committee of…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Distance Education, Educational Media, Linguistics
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Mrak, N. Ariana – Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 1998
Investigates whether, due to the language contact situation in Houston in a group of a Mexican-American speakers, the imperfect forms of subordinate language (Spanish) are going through a process of reduction in favor of the forms of the superordinate language (English) when compared to the speech of Spanish monolinguals. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Mexican Americans