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Trigos-Carrillo, Lina; Rogers, Rebecca – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Twenty years after the New London Group's publication of "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies," we present an analytical literature review that traces the routes and roots of multiliteracies scholarship in Latin America. We found high research activity in Latin America in the areas of literacy education and critical literacy; indigenous,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Disadvantaged, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Marilyn Jager; Henry, Marcia K. – School Psychology Review, 1997
Examines and refutes six myths about beginning and developing reading instruction. Discusses importance of teaching phonological awareness and decoding in beginning reading and of teaching syllable patterns and morpheme patterns from Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Latin roots and affixes in developing reading. (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classical Languages, Greek, Latin
Phelps, Patty Holland – 1979
Systematic vocabulary instruction accelerates reading progress; improves one's thought processes; and provides progress in originality, organization, and choice of words. Some school districts have experimented, with some success, with teaching Latin as a way of improving vocabulary. In addition, several studies have indicated the value of a…
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, Elementary Secondary Education, Latin, Reading Improvement
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Agosin, Marjorie – MultiCultural Review, 1999
Reflects on the traditions of Jewish Latin American literature, with its roots in the culture of Sephardic Jews who left Europe. One of the central themes of this literature, which is frequently written in the traditional Judeo-Spanish "ladino," is migration. (SLD)
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Jews, Latin American Culture, Latin American Literature
NASSP Curriculum Report, 1980
This report, based on the findings of the report of the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies, outlines recommendations, remedies, and proposals of measures to counteract foreign language illiteracy. The discussion is divided into seven sections: (1) some of the commission's recommendations that pertain to high…
Descriptors: Career Education, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Improvement, Language Enrollment
Arnold, Steven; Reineke, Kelly Rae – Grassroots Development, 1996
As local pressures mount and state resources dwindle, intermediary organizations are emerging throughout Latin America. Although theoretically enabling people at the grass roots to participate in their own development and reap the benefits of their labor, the costs and tensions are often not worth the burden. Explores the quandaries that new…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrators, Burnout, Community Action
Quinones, Julio – 1979
The purpose of this paper is to present a view of Latin American males and females that describes the situation in Latin America more accurately than the current stereotypical view accepted in the United States. The author discusses the roots of the North American misconception, citing differences between Latin American and North American cultures…
Descriptors: Adults, Cultural Differences, Employed Women, Family Relationship
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Henry, Marcia K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1993
Suggests that students in upper elementary grades and high schools may benefit from extended decoding and spelling instruction, requiring strategies going well beyond phonics. Asserts that learning about morphological structure may provide the strategies needed to decode and spell multisyllabic words. Reviews literature providing a rationale for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decoding (Reading), Instructional Design, Intermediate Grades
O'Sullivan-Ryan, Jeremiah; Kaplun, Mario – 1978
Efforts in Latin America to promote public access and participation in mass communication associated with socioeconomic development are summarized in this report. Section one of the report provides a context for the material in the subsequent sections of the report. Section two examines the role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Agents, Citizen Participation, Developing Nations
Morales, Edmundo, Ed. – 1986
The eight papers presented in this document discuss the link between substance and human life in Latin America and help readers uncover some of the myths surrounding drugs, especially cocaine. Contributions range from extensive research to field work and observation. Enrique Mayer demonstrates that the coca leaf is a vital Andean cultural element…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Developing Nations, Drinking, Drug Abuse
Montalvo, Frank F. – 1987
Failure to understand the role of skin color in the development of ethnoracial identity among Hispanic Americans has led to continued psychic and educational problems for them, hidden the cause of real and potential divisiveness in the community, and prevented the development of effective strategies for overcoming ethnic prejudice. The ethnic…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Ambiguity, Cultural Context, Cultural Images