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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
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
Lazewnik, Grainom – 1969
This Noun Reference Dictionary is divided into two sections: nouns derived from verb roots and those not so. The following features are noted in each entry: (1) class index; (2) occurrence in idiomatic expression; (3) part of speech; (4) declinability; (5) occurrence with prefixes "B,""K,""L," and "M," or not; (6) occurrence with definite article…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Dictionaries
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
Corro, Raymond L. – Selecta, 1985
The nature and source of onomatopeic words in Spanish are discussed in order of decreasing resemblance to the sound imitated. The first group of onomatopeic words are the interjections, in which sound effects and animal sounds are expressed. Repetition is often used to enhance the effect. The second group includes verbs and nouns derived from the…
Descriptors: Componential Analysis, Diachronic Linguistics, Etymology, Form Classes (Languages)
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
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Palmer, J. Jesse; And Others – Social Education, 1988
The second in a three-part geographical education series, this article focuses on human-environmental relations in the geographical area including Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. The article examines how the historical and cultural roots of the people of Middle America have influenced their interaction with and modification of…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Latin American Culture, Latin American History
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
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1980
This report, which draws its data from a questionnaire answered by 62 members of Unesco, identifies educational practices that differentiate males and females. It is presented in four parts. Part I discusses the access of education of girls in the elementary and secondary levels. The survey reveals that wide gaps exist between the enrollment of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Comparative Education
Hoyrup, Jens – 1994
In this collection of essays, the content of mathematics is dealt with in general terms, concentrating on cognitive organization, modes of thought, and the way that mathematics interacts with the sociocultural setting. Chapter 1 compares features of Sumero-Babylonian, ancient Greek, and Latin medieval mathematics. Chapter 2 traces the specific…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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)
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
Catterall, Calvin D., Ed. – 1976
The booklet, part of a series which examines actual and potential contributions of psychology toward solving problems of the world's schools, contains articles written by school psychologists from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. The document was compiled in response to a need for international…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Rearing, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Education
Kennedy, Dora F.; And Others – 1975
The guide focuses on a rationale for exploratory foreign language courses in middle or junior high school, and on the goals and objectives for such courses. An exploratory course may serve a number of purposes regardless of whether or not a pupil elects a foreign language at a later time. These purposes include: (1) acquainting pupils with a…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships
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