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Sarkar, Mela; Metallic, Mali A'n – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Mi'gmaq, an Algonkian language of northeastern North America, is one of nearly 50 surviving Indigenous languages in Canada that are usually not considered to be viable into the next century. Only Inuktitut, Cree, and Ojibwe presently have enough younger speakers to provide a critical mass for long-term survival. In one Mi'gmaq community, however,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Indigenous Populations
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Rohrer, Judy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Teaching in the Trump era calls for a reevaluation of the seductions of neoliberalism and a reinvigoration of critical pedagogies that necessarily expose and challenge structural oppression. I address ways Women's, Gender, Sexuality and Studies and other interdisciplines have furthered the neoliberal corporatization of higher education: (1) the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching (Occupation), Feminism, Neoliberalism
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Psoinos, Dionysios I. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2012
In an ever-changing world, foreign language instruction remains faithfully devoted to teaching by means of coursebooks, the design of which is based mainly on the skills or the structural syllabus paradigm that arranges language according to complexity of grammatical phenomena. In this paper, I aim to explore the appropriateness of the materials…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, English (Second Language)
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Broman, Karolina; Parchmann, Ilka – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2014
Context-based learning approaches have been implemented in school science over the last 40 years as a way to enhance students' interest in, as well as learning outcomes from, science. Contexts are used to connect science with the students' lives and to provide a frame in which concepts can be learned and applied on a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
Rice, Alison, Ed. – TESOL International Association, 2007
Deliberately introducing change into an established English language program, in which faculty, students, and administrators are comfortable with courses and procedures, is unsettling and often costly. Why, then, would overworked program directors, coordinators, and faculty decide to overhaul their curricula, testing procedures, and academic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Adult Education, Educational Change
Bradley, Doug – 1986
The survival of rural American farms and communities is dependent upon expansion of income and employment opportunities in rural areas. Recognizing the growing challenge for local leaders and the contribution that educational assistance can make, the Cooperative Extension System has identified Revitalizing Rural America as a priority program for…
Descriptors: Community Change, Community Development, Economic Climate, Economic Development
Western Governors' Association, Denver, CO. – 1989
Higher education institutions can play a vital role in terms of stabilizing and revitalizing rural communities. Despite cyclical and structural changes in a declining rural economy, many rural residents wish to remain in their communities and maintain rural lifestyles. If rural communities are to survive, new opportunities and new skills must be…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Economic Development, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education