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Segrera, Francisco López – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2015
Higher education in Latin America has deep roots back to the Spanish colonisation in the Hispanic countries. In Brazil, a former Portuguese colony, this sector did not emerge until the nineteenth century and in the Anglophone Caribbean, not until the twentieth. Now in the twenty-first century throughout the region it is subject to the global reach…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational History, Foreign Policy, Neoliberalism
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Appe, Susan; Rubaii, Nadia; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastian; Capobianco, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Engagement is widely recognized by higher education institutions, nation-states, and international organizations as the third pillar in the mission of university education. Despite the global reach of this concept, published research is disproportionately based on examples from the United States. This article brings to light the rich and extensive…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Social Justice, Social Responsibility
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Baska, Ariel – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The need for language programs in schools is strong among gifted students, who need the depth and complexity provided by a world language program. Gifted students can benefit from exposure to global cultures, a deepened emphasis on conceptual learning, and an appreciation of issues that shape today's world. Second language learning carries high…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Characteristics
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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
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Kallaway, Peter – History of Education, 2009
Mission schools in Africa in the first half of the twentieth century were in many ways microcosms of the great educational debates of the times. The objectives of policies regarding access, governance and curriculum were part of a historical evolution of mission education but they were also increasingly a reflection of significant new trends that…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Community Development, Educational Research, Democracy
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
Parker, Franklin; Parker, Betty J. – 1996
This paper narrates the life of Ezekiel Cheever, the most famous colonial New England Latin grammar teacher of his time. Cheever came from middle class Puritan roots in England, receiving a classical education before emigrating to Boston (Massachusetts). His remarkably long teaching career of 70 years in four New England towns and the esteem shown…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Sources
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Horner, Winifred Bryan – Rhetoric Review, 1990
Examines eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British writing instruction, which consisted of precepts reinforced by practice. Notes that the gradual abandonment of Latin as the language of education and culture, the shift to a literate culture, and the proliferation of books and periodicals altered writing instruction. (SG)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teaching Methods
Boylan, Hunter R.; And Others – Research in Developmental Education, 1988
The historical roots of developmental education are traced in a three-part article extending across three serial issues. "Educating All the Nation's People," by Hunter R. Boylan and William G. White, Jr., reviews the historical antecedents of developmental education, focusing on efforts in the 17th century to prepare English-speaking American…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Colleges, College Preparation, College Role
de Moura Castro, Claudio; Alfthan, Torkel – 1992
Three centuries ago only religious schools and apprenticeship controlled by the guilds existed to provide training. Regular academic schools originated in religions that needed a well-educated clergy, and these schools offered the model for the universal basic and secondary schools that exist today in nearly all countries. The European guilds gave…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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
Lopate, Phillip, Ed. – 1979
Intended to celebrate the first 10 years of Teachers and Writers Collaborative (the original organization which sent poets, novelists, and other artists into the schools on a regular basis), this book contains 29 articles, diaries, letters, manifestos, graphics, and memoirs. The book contains the following articles: (1) "Roots and…
Descriptors: Creative Expression, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education