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Yore, Larry; Quorn, Kerry – 1977
Two instructional strategies stress effective reading during science instruction at the middle grade level. One uses print material for enrichment, while the second uses print as the primary instructional medium. Teachers can help students get ready to read in content areas by stimulating their interest in a variety of ways: capitalizing on chance…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Reading Comprehension
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Schiefelbein, Ernesto – Comparative Education Review, 1975
Typically, the cause of the low rate of retention in primary schools in Latin America is assumed to be socioeconomic. This paper attempted to show that this definition of retention is incorrect, that desertion is highly over-estimated, and that the root cause of low retention in primary education is repetition. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Research
Shepherd, James F. – 1973
Designed to measure a person's knowledge of commonly used prefixes and root words, this test is composed of the twelve most frequently occurring prefixes and the twelve most frequently occurring root words derived from Latin. During the untimed test, students are directed to select the best meanings for prefixes and other word parts. Content…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Measurement Instruments
Sweeney, Thomas W.; Toledo, Alejandro – National Museum of the American Indian, 2003
Alejandro Toledo, the first Native person to be elected president of Peru, talks about his Quechua roots; his proposed constitutional amendment to ensure equal rights for indigenous peoples; financial support for Native cultural preservation efforts; and his number one priority--to fight poverty through education, focusing on basic education,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
Strader, Susan G.; Joy, Flora – 1980
Based on college students' grade point averages (GPA) and their scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Tests and the Joy Combining Forms Test, a multiple classification analysis of variance was performed to determine the effects of three different methods of vocabulary instruction on student achievement in a reading and study skills course. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Context Clues, Grade Point Average
Luere, Jeane – 1980
Vocabulary words frequently used in the media and popular literature can be taught by using a modified foreign language laboratory method whereby the students are introduced to the words aurally. First the students are read a concocted paragraph that incorporates the new vocabulary. This is followed by repetition in which the paragraph or dialogue…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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
Lake, Robert, Jr. – Indian Historian, 1979
The article discusses the sources and preparation of many of the foods and medicines used by California's Chilula Indians. It notes the specific uses of 34 roots, herbs, and vegetables, giving both the Latin and common names for all and illustrations for some. Includes "menus" for Chilula meals. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Equipment, Food
Bellomo, Tom S. – 1999
A study investigated whether the use of etymology as an instructional technique for vocabulary development in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction is equally effective for students from Romance and other language backgrounds. Subjects were 20 community college ESL students in two cohorts. Pre- and posttests assessed etymological…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics
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Iannone, Carol – Academic Questions, 2002
George W. Bush did signal his views on diversity during his campaign for the presidency, but what he said inexplicably aroused little notice. Campaigning in Miami on 25 August 2000, in a speech devoted to U.S.-Latin American relations, Bush presented a view of America that one would never have thought to hear from the lips of a U.S. presidential…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Ethnic Diversity, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action
Quinones, Julio – 1979
The purpose of this paper is to present a view of Latin American males and females that describes the situation in Latin America more accurately than the current stereotypical view accepted in the United States. The author discusses the roots of the North American misconception, citing differences between Latin American and North American cultures…
Descriptors: Adults, Cultural Differences, Employed Women, Family Relationship
Sandberg, Richard P. – 1969
The story of slavery is told beginning with its earliest roots in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Ethiopa, and western Africa. The slave trade in the British colonies is contrasted with that of Latin America, but it is concluded that, for the slave, destination mattered little in his destiny. (The author notes that this edition is in first draft…
Descriptors: African History, American History, Black History, Colonial History (United States)
Salcedo, Jose Joaquin; And Others – 1991
Latin America is a continent with a great deal of poverty, ignorance, and violence. This book describes the problems that plague the region and explains how and why they have gone unsolved. Change can come about only through real and effective participation by men and women in the political and economic activities of their nations. Organized into…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Xodorkovskaja, B. B. – Linguistics, 1975
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Etymology, Indo European Languages, Latin
Idaho State Historical Society, Boise. – 2001
This booklet is the result of the 2001 summer institute for teachers held at the Albertson College of Idaho (Caldwell). The booklet states that the 6-day institute, attended by 21 Idaho teachers, explored how the history and traditions of different cultures can be found in each person's community. Using Idaho's Latino community as a model,…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Folk Culture
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