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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
Kennedy, Dora F. – 1982
This curriculum guide outlines Prince George's County (MD) schools' seventh and eighth grade program of exploratory foreign language. Topics presented include: administrative and instructional policy statements; course overview; notes on concepts, skills, and content; timetables for fall and spring semester courses; rationale and goals; student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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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
Christiansen, Pauline – 1979
A west coast community college English department used the following three approaches to seek more effective cross discipline writing awareness: in-house techniques--including topics from various disciplines in classroom assignments; meeting-them-halfway techniques--providing resource people and materials for all instructors and students who…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Development
Strader, Susan G.; Joy, Flora – 1980
Based on college students' grade point averages (GPA) and their scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Tests and the Joy Combining Forms Test, a multiple classification analysis of variance was performed to determine the effects of three different methods of vocabulary instruction on student achievement in a reading and study skills course. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Grade Point Average
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
Law, Gordon F. – 1982
The phrase "all things useful and all things ornamental," coined by Benjamin Franklin, describes the stated mission of most of the approximately 6,000 educational academies flourishing in America in the mid-19th century. Built upon the roots of Latin grammar schools, the academies evolved to include courses in many areas, from classical…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational History
Allaway, William H.; And Others – 1987
Four papers, focusing on hallmarks for success, which were given at the November 1985 Annual Conference of the Council on International Educational Exchange are presented. All discuss study abroad and set a context for successful institutional programming. An introduction by Paula Spier discusses the movement in American higher education to…
Descriptors: College Students, Degrees (Academic), Developing Nations, Discovery Processes
Alum, Rolando A., II – 1976
This paper presents an anthropological description of "compadrazgo" (cogodparenthood) as a sociocultural institution in a state owned sugar cane plantation in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic. The enthnohistory of the compadrazgo cultural complex is outlined and the institution's roots in ancient Europe before its…
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Ethnic Relations, Extended Family, Family Characteristics
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
Tucker, M. Belinda; Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia – 1989
The structure of the "American family" has undergone dramatic change in recent times. This study examined the differential relationship between perceived mate availability and aggregate assessments of sex-ratio in broadly distinctive socio-cultural groupings to determine whether the primary theoretical conceptualizations concerning the…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Latin Americans, Marriage
Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia; Tucker, M. Belinda – 1989
Traditionally the sex ratio has been the domain of demographers and social biologists. This study takes the societal phenomenon of sex ratio imbalance as context, but focuses on the social psychological impact of perceived mate availability. One-half the contents of the 1989 Southern California Social Survey was devoted to the issue of mate…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Females