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Nilsen, Alleen Pace; Nilsen, Don L. F. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2006
Teachers can build on students' familiarity with and respect for the Harry Potter books to create source-based vocabulary lessons. The idea is to work with the Latin roots that J. K. Rowling uses to create original names for places, people, and magical charms and then to extend students' knowledge through exploration of additional English words…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Familiarity, Latin, Vocabulary Development
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Bellomo, Tom S. – TESL-EJ, 1999
Demonstrates that etymology as a word attack strategy for second language students does not offer an unfair advantage to students whose first languages are Latin-based. Much of the English language makes use of Latin roots and affixes. Students whose original language is derived from Latin will initially have an advantage in word recognition due…
Descriptors: College Students, Etymology, Higher Education, Latin
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Ashley, Leonard R. N. – Classical Outlook, 1980
Suggests that classical eponyms and toponyms can be profitably studied as revealing much about the origin, formation and development of words. Also demonstrates through numerous examples how this material is as relevant to the study of English as traditionally taught Greek and Latin roots. (MES)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
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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
Williford, Miriam, Ed.; Casteel, J. Doyle, Ed. – 1977
This publication is a collection of the presentations made at the 1977 National Seminar of the Latin American Studies Association. Each article or presentation can stand alone; together they provide a sweeping view of the complexities of Latin America and suggestions for more effective secondary and college teaching about the area. There are three…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Economics, Filmographies, Higher Education
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Knudson, Jerry W. – Journalism Educator, 1987
Discusses a document recently discovered in Bolivia that has cast new light on the background of journalism education in Latin America. Indicates that the movement toward the licensing of journalists was present from the beginning. Describes early journalism education in Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Central America. (JD)
Descriptors: Certification, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
Sweeney, Thomas W.; Toledo, Alejandro – National Museum of the American Indian, 2003
Alejandro Toledo, the first Native person to be elected president of Peru, talks about his Quechua roots; his proposed constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights for indigenous peoples; financial support for Native cultural preservation efforts; and his number one priority--to fight poverty through education, focusing on basic education,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
Luere, Jeane – 1980
Vocabulary words frequently used in the media and popular literature can be taught by using a modified foreign language laboratory method whereby the students are introduced to the words aurally. First the students are read a concocted paragraph that incorporates the new vocabulary. This is followed by repetition in which the paragraph or dialogue…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Iannone, Carol – Academic Questions, 2002
George W. Bush did signal his views on diversity during his campaign for the presidency, but what he said inexplicably aroused little notice. Campaigning in Miami on 25 August 2000, in a speech devoted to U.S.-Latin American relations, Bush presented a view of America that one would never have thought to hear from the lips of a U.S. presidential…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity, Affirmative 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
McKenzie, Hope Bussey – 1982
Intended for college students and teachers of English literature, this paper examines the lives and works of three great medieval Anglo-Saxon priestly scholars whose Latin writings have preserved the Anglo-Saxon roots of the English language. The paper first describes the works of Aldhelm, born in 650 A.D., whose poetry was not in the Latin…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Diachronic Linguistics, Higher Education, Latin
Laroche, Jacques M. – 1982
Describing the dialectics of theoretical versus applied linguistics and sociological data, this study compares the average achievement in French of Spanish-speaking learners (Chicanos in a southwestern university) with English-speaking monolinguals. Although Spanish and French belong to the Romance Languages and share a great number of cognates…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Background, Error Analysis (Language)
Stanton, Charles M. – 1987
The linkage of the formal structures of higher learning in Islam and the development of higher education in the Medieval West is discussed. Recent findings indicate a transference of instructional methodology and even some organizational forms from Islamdom to the Christian West during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Islamic models of higher…
Descriptors: Christianity, Comparative Education, Educational History, Foundations of Education