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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1990
This document was produced as part of the observance of International Literacy Year, 1990. Divided into four parts, the first part, "Priorities," is a discussion of the observance and UNESCO's 1990 International Literacy Year, priorities for 1990-95 and Unesco's strategies for education. Part 2, "Regional Action in Education,"…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Smith, Carl B. – 1997
This book presents 12 strategies (focusing on one strategy a week) for students to increase vocabulary and boost communication skills, suggesting that these techniques can easily double the average person's vocabulary. After an introduction, the book presents the following 12 techniques: (1) "Expand on What You Know: Synonyms, Antonyms, and…
Descriptors: Affixes, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Partnow, Patricia H. – 1976
This booklet illustrates the major plant resources in Makushin Bay and explains how each plant was used by the 18th-century Aleuts in their daily lives. Seventeen plants are illustrated and identified by their common names and, for many, the Latin names are mentioned, also. The plants represent a variety of habitats that include sandy areas;…
Descriptors: American Indians, Botany, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Goodrich, Jennie; And Others – 1980
The monograph describes more than 200 plants growing within the approximately 300 square miles of the original land of the Kashaya Pomo Indians, which lies along the coast of Sonoma County, California. An introduction provides information on the plant communities represented (redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, oak woodland, Douglas fir…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Botany, Classification
Flores, Juan – 1978
In an attempt to assess and provide an understanding of many aspects of Puerto Rican culture in the United States and in Puerto Rico, this document contains a detailed critical treatment of Antonio S. Pedreira's "Insularismo: Ensayos de interpretacion puertorriquena." Described as being the single most influential study of Puerto Rican…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Ethnicity, Literature Reviews
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
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Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Provides an overview of the decade-long civil war in El Salvador and discusses its historical and cultural roots. Presents 14 letters, 2 poems, and 3 drawings by fourth-grade students in El Salvador that relate to the impact of war on their lives. Provides suggestions for using these letters in social studies classes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Educational Strategies
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
Day, Frances Ann – 1997
Noting that even though more than 31,000,000 Latina and Latino Americans will live in the United States by the year 2000, their diverse voices have been largely neglected in literature for children and young adults, this book celebrates these voices. The book is a comprehensive reference tool to help fill the gap--a thoroughly detailed guide to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Childrens Literature, Cultural Context
Duke, Chris; And Others – Adult Education and Development, 1990
This supplement to "Adult Education and Development," a journal for adult education in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, refers to and is intended as a companion volume to "Combatting Poverty through Adult Education: National Development Strategies" (Croom Helm 1985). In addition to an introductory chapter and a conclusion, this…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Comparative Education, Developing Nations
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
Sunshine, Catherine A.; Menkart, Deborah, Ed. – 1994
These materials are designed to help students bridge the gaps in the news and their textbooks about the country of Haiti and to provide suggestions for further research. The following framework is suggested for studying Haiti today: (1) Haiti's current crisis is best understood in historical perspective; (2) the U.S. government has heavily…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials
Mowry, George; Lacy, Ann – 1995
This lesson is a series of activities and multi-media presentations designed to enable students to understand the historic and geographic roots of some of the problems that Central American nations have faced. Geography, history, writing, and storytelling are used as ways of understanding a multicultural world. Creative thinking and participation…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Foreign Countries, Geography, Intercultural Communication
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Munoz, Gabriel Trujillo, Ed. – 1990
This anthology/textbook is part of a Mexican series of instructional materials designed for Spanish speaking adults who are in the process of becoming literate or have recently become literate in their native language. This document presents a collection of works from important writers directed to the population of Baja California, especially to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy
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