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Russ, Helen – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, Latin is a classical language that has influenced modern languages such as English, French, Italian and Spanish. With its Latin and Greek roots, this paper argues that the word lexion is an appropriate and necessary addition to the English language. Lex in Latin means, law, syllabus, statute and…
Descriptors: English, Latin, Greek, Vocabulary
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
Most colleges and universities in the United States require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of the college application process. These tests are high stakes in at least three ways. First, most universities factor scores on these tests into admissions decisions. Second, higher scores can increase a student's chances of being admitted to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, College Applicants, High Stakes Tests
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Kavakli, Nurdan – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2016
Knowing the origin of a language helps us to determine the historical background of that language. As language itself is such a system of a society that is continuously evolving as that aforementioned society learns and technologically develops along with its roots or origins. Like many other languages, English is also a language that has roots or…
Descriptors: Greek, Morphemes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Guenther, Zenita; Németh-Torres, Geovani – Gifted Education International, 2016
The concept of spirituality is influenced by culture and the values and mores of Brazil, and though not directly linked to religion it actually grows from the same roots. This paper examines spirituality in education from the perspective of a humanistic psychology framework expressed as an ideal of the adequate personality or healthy personality.…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Talent Development, Intelligence, Humanism
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Chandler, Vincent – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2016
"Testimonio" is the intentional and rhetorical act of speaking and sharing one's story, history or narrative with a specific focus towards that which is experienced in and around issues of bias, prejudice, oppression, otherness, marginalization, resistance, and survival (Bernal, Burciaga, & Carmona, 2012; Reyes & Rodríguez,…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Cultural Influences, Hispanic Americans, Culturally Relevant Education
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Yazan, Bedrettin – Language Policy, 2015
As part of the process of nation-state construction, the Republic of Turkey went through a language reform which was comprised of (a) the supplanting of Arabic script with Latin letters adjusted for Turkish phonology and (b) the replacement of Arabic and Persian loanwords with words either derived from known Turkish roots or found in pre-Islamic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Web Sites, Language Dominance
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De Swanson, Rosario – Hispania, 2017
The poem "Ritmos negros del Perú" by Afro-Peruvian writer Nicomedes Santa Cruz recovers Afro-Peruvian history and agency through the retelling of the journey of a mythical grandmother. Through the retelling of her story, the poet claims blackness and African roots as pillars of Peruvian culture. In so doing, Santa Cruz opens the door not…
Descriptors: History, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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Edison, Thomas Wayne – Hispania, 2017
Carmen Montañez's novel "Pelo bueno, pelo malo" acknowledges the struggle that some Caribbean individuals face in accepting their blackness. The novel integrates the union of ancestors with the living, thus reflecting the Bantu concept known as "Muntu". This Puerto Rican novel presents a deep social problem of internalized…
Descriptors: Novels, Blacks, African Culture, Self Concept
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Moss, Suzan – Research in Dance Education, 2002
This article explores continuing professional development. I teach in a community college where 93% of the students are black and Latino. I am a Caucasian teacher, and my background is primarily modern and jazz dance. In recent years I have been studying African and Latin dance forms, so that I can address the deep hunger my students have to learn…
Descriptors: Music, Dance, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
Oboler, Suzanne – 1995
The history and current use of the label "Hispanic" are discussed in this exploration of the myth of cultural and national homogeneity among people of Latin American descent in the United States. The historical process of labeling groups of individuals is discussed, and how ethnic labels affect the meaning of citizenship and the struggle…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, English
Greenfield, Patricia M., Ed.; Cocking, Rodney R., Ed. – 1994
This book explores the extent to which the development and socialization of minority children can be seen as continuous with their ancestral cultures. Whether cultural and political conditions in the United States have modified development and socialization processes, and the extent to which ancestral cultures have changed are examined in the 19…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Child Development, Cross Cultural Studies