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Reyes, Kathryn Blackmer; Curry Rodriguez, Julia E. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
People of color in the United States have utilized the liberationist "testimonio" as both methodology and narrative development. This essay provides a discussion about the roots of "testimonio" in Latin America and how it has been transformed, integrating qualitative research approaches, oral history, spoken word, and memoir…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Oral History, Interviews, Latin Americans
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Welch, Bethany J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
During the nearly sixteen years she has lived and worked in inner city neighborhoods in New York, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Bethany Welch has seen communities reclaim these spaces by tackling the most visible things first. This includes clearing trash strewn vacant lots and creating murals on expansive exterior walls stained with marks of time.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Activities, Community Cooperation
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Glas, Katharina; Cardenas-Claros, Monica S. – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
Chilean youth are currently demanding access to better-quality education for all: greater democracy and curricula that respect the country's indigenous cultural roots form part of their petitions. This article puts forward a twofold pedagogical proposal for English Language Teaching intended to foster intrinsic motivation and democratic…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Bellomo, Tom S. – TESL-EJ, 1999
Demonstrates that etymology as a word attack strategy for second language students does not offer an unfair advantage to students whose first languages are Latin-based. Much of the English language makes use of Latin roots and affixes. Students whose original language is derived from Latin will initially have an advantage in word recognition due…
Descriptors: College Students, Etymology, Higher Education, Latin
Luyster, Ellen M. – 1980
A study is described in this paper that was conducted to determine the frequency and percentage of words containing Latin prefixes and roots in the "Harris Jacobson Core List" (Basic Elementary Reading Vocabularies, 1972). The results of the study indicate that the percentage of words containing Latin prefixes and roots increases…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Latin, Linguistic Borrowing, Reading Instruction
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Bass, Randall V.; Good, J. W. – Educational Forum, The, 2004
Craft (1984) noted that there are two different Latin roots of the English word "education." They are "educare," which means to train or to mold, and "educere," meaning to lead out. While the two meanings are quite different, they are both represented in the word "education." Thus, there is an etymological…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Definitions, Education, Public Education
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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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Holmes, C. Thomas; Keffer, Ronald L. – Journal of Educational Research, 1995
This study investigated the effectiveness of using a computer program over six weeks to teach high school students to use Latin and Greek root words for deciphering English terms in order to increase their scores on the verbal portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Results indicated that knowledge of Latin and Greek root words improved students'…
Descriptors: Classical Languages, College Entrance Examinations, Computer Assisted Instruction, Etymology
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Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Hunt, Carolyn V. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Direct vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in intermediate-grade curricula is an important tool of literacy instruction because English is a language grafted from many roots and has not developed a one-to-one phoneme-grapheme correspondence. In addition to knowing graphemes and phonemes, students must formally learn words that cross…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary, Intermediate Grades, Word Recognition
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Delgado Bernal, Dolores; Burciaga, Rebeca; Flores Carmona, Judith – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2012
While the genre of "testimonio" has deep roots in oral cultures and in Latin American human rights struggles, the publication and subsequent adoption of "This Bridge Called My Back" and, more recently, "Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios" by Chicanas and Latinas, have demonstrated the power of "testimonio" as a genre that exposes…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Race, Nature Nurture Controversy, Cultural Traits
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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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Perez B., L. A. – Hispania, 1977
Several Latinisms appear in Latin American Spanish, which would logically be farther from its Latin roots than Spanish in Spain. The existence of these elements and their importance as linguistic facts is analyzed here. Four words are treated: "Cliente,""cuadrar,""cuarto" and "rabula." (Text is in Spanish.) (CHK)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Etymology, Language Usage, Language Variation
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McIntosh, Margaret E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1994
Offers suggestions for a unit on word study in geometry, including defining, recognizing, producing, and appreciating the concepts of geometry. Includes lists of terms and Greek and Latin word roots. (MKR)
Descriptors: Etymology, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Ashley, Leonard R. N. – Classical Outlook, 1980
Suggests that classical eponyms and toponyms can be profitably studied as revealing much about the origin, formation and development of words. Also demonstrates through numerous examples how this material is as relevant to the study of English as traditionally taught Greek and Latin roots. (MES)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, English Instruction, Etymology, Greek
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