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Campbell, Monica – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Several years ago, students in Central America rarely leave their countries to find work elsewhere. Such is the case of Sebastian Pinto who felt that his degree would not mean much beyond Guatemala, his country. But now, universities in Central American have started to offer regionally accredited degrees that would allow students' credentials to…
Descriptors: Credentials, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Latin Americans
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Passel, Jeffrey; Taylor, Paul – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2009
If one turns to the U.S. government for answers to a daunting question: "Just who is a Hispanic?", he/she discovers that it has two different approaches to this definitional question. Both are products of a 1976 act of Congress and the administrative regulations that flow from it. One approach defines a Hispanic or Latino as a member of an ethnic…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Hispanic Americans, Definitions
Leki, Ilona, Ed. – 2001
This edited volume explores the international role of written English in the academic context and clearly demonstrates how writing is integrated in all aspects of academic communication in English. The 12 programs described in this book differ in context but share basic assumptions about how best to teach second language (L2) writing. In addition…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Curriculum Development, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Putnam, Lillian R. – 1979
This guide to teaching reading skills in the science classroom incorporates methods primarily associated with teaching reading as an isolated subject. Recommendations include determining the students' reading instructional level, matching text materials to that level, developing vocabulary through context clues and Latin and Greek roots, and…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
Krapp, JoAnn Vergona – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002
Discusses advantages of learning Latin, including enriching vocabulary and higher verbal test scores on the SATs; describes extracurricular activities based on Latin; and includes a lesson plan for library media specialists, suitable for intermediate grades whose curriculum includes ancient Roman life, that integrates language arts and social…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Intermediate Grades
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Yoshimoto, Ronald – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
This article describes the Advanced Language Structures program, a language program for students in grades K-12 who are gifted or gifted/at-risk or who have dyslexia/learning disabilities. The program emphasizes prefixes, suffixes, and Latin/Greek roots to provide students with strategies for reading and spelling higher-level words and developing…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Gifted
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Balon, Robert E. – Journal of Broadcasting, 1978
A total of 536 phone interviews were obtained using the Austin telephone directory on the day following the final telecast of "Roots." Eighty percent of the sample population identified itself as white, 12 percent black, and 8 percent as Latin American. The impact of "Roots" was determined to be generally positive. (JEG)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Mass Media, Media Research
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Masciantonio, Rudolph – 1973
These tests are designed to measure the achievement of each pupil at the approximate midpoint of each unit in "Artes Latinae," Level 1, Book 1. They were produced in response to the need expressed by many teachers to provide a means of more frequent evaluation of pupil progress. Tests for 13 units are provided. They supplement the unit tests…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests, Language Instruction
Rochester Public Schools, Minn. – 1977
The spelling program described in this guide, piloted and evaluated by 40 teachers of the Rochester, Minnesota elementary school district, is based upon current research, sound linguistic principles, and studies that determine which words are most frequently used by children and adults in their written communication. The guide provides an overview…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades
Offenberg, Robert M.; And Others – 1971
This report discusses the 1970-71 school year Latin FLES program in the School District of Philadelphia which more than 4,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade pupils received 15 to 20 minutes' daily instruction in Latin from Latin teachers who served several schools. Primary objectives of the program were: (1) to introduce children to basic Latin…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Classical Languages, Criterion Referenced Tests
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Alhadeff-Jones, Michel – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2008
The contemporary use of the term "complexity" frequently indicates that it is considered a unified concept. This may lead to a neglect of the range of different theories that deal with the implications related to the notion of complexity. This paper, integrating both the English and the Latin traditions of research associated with this notion,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Theories, Epistemology, Etymology
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1982
The purpose of this guide is to assist Latin and English teachers with some background in Latin to expand the English vocabulary and reading skills of students through the study of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. The introductory material in the guide provides general notes on the teaching of Latin in the Philadelphia School District,…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Audiolingual Methods, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mollison, Andrew – Education Next, 2006
In 1956, 1,220 college-bound juniors and seniors in 104 American high schools took the first Advanced Placement (AP) exams conducted by the Educational Testing Service for the College Board. The AP program was unabashedly elitist and designed to fortify the education of the nation's future leaders in anticipation of Cold War national security…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Advanced Placement, Educational Testing
Masciantonio, Rudolph; And Others – 1983
This guide is intended to assist Latin teachers and English teachers with background in Latin to expand the English vocabulary and reading skills of students through the study of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. It is also intended to familiarize students with aspects of classical culture and its impact; to introduce orally some basic Latin;…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Latin
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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