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Prins, Esther – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: In contrast to cultural constructs that equate education with cognitive development and formal schooling, the Latin American cultural model of educacion encompasses academic knowledge and social competence. Prior scholarship has mainly investigated parental notions of educacion vis-a-vis childrearing and schooling, primarily…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Rural Areas
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Moore, Pat; Lorenzo, Francisco – Language Learning Journal, 2015
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) represents an increasingly popular approach to bilingual education in Europe. In this article, we describe and discuss a project which, in response to teachers' pleas for materials, led to the production of a significant bank of task-based primary and secondary CLIL units for three L2s (English,…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Units of Study, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Altschuler, Daniel – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This article shows how patronage politics affects a popular international education model: community-managed schools (CMS). Focusing on Honduras's CMS initiative, PROHECO (Programa Hondureno de Educacion Comunitaria), I demonstrate how patronage can undermine CMS accountability. Whereas supporters argue that CMS increases accountability, partisan…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Sevy-Biloon, Julia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
English language students at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion (UNAE) in Ecuador tend to have various learning styles and have a hard time being motivated to not only learn, but also remember the correct form of English language being taught in the classroom. It is mandatory for these students to learn English; therefore many do not have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Read, Timothy; Artacho, Miguel Rodriguez; Pastor, Rafael; Orueta, Gabriel Diaz – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
Much has happened with open software, there has been a global attitude shift in the education community toward the open sharing of educational courses and resources. As the largest public distance education university in Spain, Universidad Nacional de Educacio´n a Distancia (UNED) has had a clear commitment to open learning and content since its…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Computer Software
Higuchi, Doramanda Irias – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This was an exploratory study to understand Latino parent involvement in schools. Using Clark and Estes (2008) conceptual framework the parents' perceptions of their knowledge, motivation and organizational elements that support and impede parent involvement at home and at school were explored. Interviews with 10 Latino parents in a low…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Interviews
Garza, Ana Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The study aimed to gain a better understanding of the learning experiences of adult Latino college students, as described directly in their own voices. The study was guided by two research questions: RQ1: "How do adult Latinos describe their undergraduate college learning experiences?" and RQ2: "How do culture, gender, and ethnic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Evidence, Student Attitudes
Navarro, Elvia Lorena – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current qualitative study explored the factors and resources that motivate undocumented Latino/a college students to persist in higher education. Through the data obtained from the four qualitative open-ended survey questions, a content analysis revealed specific codes, themes, and subthemes addressing the factors and resources that motivate…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Hispanic American Students, Resilience (Psychology), Individual Characteristics
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Behnke, Andrew O.; Kelly, Christine – Journal of Extension, 2011
Parent involvement programs can play an essential role in the academic success of Latino youth. This article reports the effectiveness and evaluation of two new Extension programs that help Latino parents become more involved in their youths' academics. The Latino Parent and Family Advocacy and Support Training (LPFAST) targets parents of K- 8th…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Extension Education
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Durand, Tina M.; Perez, Nicole A. – School Community Journal, 2013
Parental involvement is an important component of children's school success. Although the literature on parental involvement among Latino families is growing and moving from deficit-based perspectives, very few studies have examined the parental involvement beliefs and practices of Latino families who vary across demographic and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Bilingual Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Di Gropello, Emanuela; Marshall, Jeffery H. – Education Economics, 2011
We analyze the effectiveness of the Programa Hondureno de Educacion Comunitaria (PROHECO) community school program in rural Honduras. The data include standardized tests and extensive information on school, teacher, classroom and community features for 120 rural schools drawn from 15 states. Using academic achievement decompositions we find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teaching Experience, Community Schools
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
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Feliz, Tiberio; Ricoy, Carmen; Feliz, Sálvora – Open Learning, 2013
The present study analyses the use of Twitter in the course Social Media and Digital Learning, taught as part of a master's programme at Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (Spain). The main purpose of the use of this resource was to develop a learning community. This was implemented through the micro design of activities. A mixed…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication, Masters Programs
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Levinson, Bradley A.; Blackwood, Janet; Cross, Valerie – Journal of Educational Change, 2013
The countries of Latin America have been no exception to global calls for educational transformation and teacher professionalization at the secondary level. One of the newest of these reforms is Mexico's Reforma de la Educacion Secundaria (RS) (Reform of Secondary Education), launched in 2006. This article examines portrayals by various actors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary Education, Teacher Participation
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Desmond, Cheryl T. – International Education, 2009
This research on the Educacion con Participacion de Communidad (EDUCO) rural schools in El Salvador examined the nature of the reform and its impact on parent involvement and engagement for the local community; the underlying economic and political ideologies of EDUCO; and interpreted these findings to uncover the implications of the reform for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Democracy, Parent Participation, Ideology
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