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Araujo, Blanca; de la Piedra, Maria Teresa – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
Recent studies have identified multiple forms of capital that Latino students acquire in their homes and communities. Influenced by these studies, this article examines how transnational students of Mexican origin use various forms of their community's cultural wealth as tools to survive situations of violence in Mexico. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Violence, Hispanic American Students, Drug Abuse, Crime
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Smith, Patrick Henry; Murillo, Luz A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
This study explores biliteracy as understood and practiced in school and community contexts in a particular region of the US-Mexico borderlands, the Rio Grande Valley of southeast Texas. Drawing on capital theory, we contrast the ambivalent perceptions of Spanish/English biliteracy held by local pre-service and in-service educators with biliterate…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Romero-Contreras, Silvia; Garcia-Cedillo, Ismael; Forlin, Chris; Lomelí-Hernández, Karla Abril – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2013
Inclusive education is the most advanced form of recognition of the right to education. Mexico has made important legal and administrative changes to foster inclusion since the end of the twentieth century. This research assesses the impact of the Mexican pre-service teacher curriculum on 813 pre-service teachers' sentiments, attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
Wright, Claudia Rodriguez – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to explore the challenges of access for first-generation Hispanic college students in a postsecondary institution on the southwest Texas-Mexico border. According to the U.S. Census (2010) between 2000 and 2010, over a ten-year span, Hispanics increased by 41.8% representing 37.6% of the population in Texas. Yet,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, First Generation College Students
Weldon, Tyler L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Thousands of American's enter postsecondary institutions every year and many are under prepared for college-level work. Subsequently, students enroll in or are placed in remedial courses in preparation for the rigor of college level classes. Numerous studies have looked at the impact of developmental course work on student outcomes, but few focus…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Student Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs
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Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This paper investigates religion education (RE) in Mexico and Thailand -- two countries from different parts of the world with vastly different populations and cultures. We wanted to learn whether they had tackled similar problems regarding the provision of RE in their schools, particularly with respect to the matter of tolerance in diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Social Attitudes, Individual Differences
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Perez Baez, Gabriela – Language Policy, 2013
San Lucas Quiavini is a community of Zapotec (Otomanguean) speakers in Oaxaca, Mexico. Since the 1970s, the community has seen large-scale migration to Los Angeles, California, where about half the community now resides. Participant observation and interviews conducted over nine years in both locales, with a focus on interactional patterns in the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Ideology
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de Souza, Marcela – High School Journal, 2013
This article reports results of a qualitative study conducted at a public "escuela secundaria" (U.S. grades 7, 8, and 9) in Guadalajara, Mexico, during the spring of 2010. As the second phase of an ongoing project, the main goal was to learn from direct classroom observation about the most prevalent teaching and institutional practices…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Barraclough, Laura; McMahon, Marci R. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
In response to the national conversation about the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration in recent years, we created an online partnership between students in concurrent border studies courses at our two campuses: a public Hispanic-serving institution in South Texas and a private, small liberal arts college in Michigan. We explored whether and how…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Race, Social Class, Immigration
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Guardiola, Jorge; Gonzalez-Gomez, Francisco; Grajales, Angel Lendechy – Social Indicators Research, 2013
The literature on happiness or subjective well-being has explored the determinants of happiness without taking into consideration the role that water plays. In this paper we attempt to draw attention to water in subjective well-being studies. Approximately one hundred million people do not have access to water. A lack of clean water causes…
Descriptors: Water, Water Quality, Influences, Well Being
Ackerman, Melinda Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many investigators have explored the relationship between success on high stakes testing and student motivation; however, little research has been done to discover the relationship between low academic achievement and student motivation. At the time of this publication, low academic achievement in a school in New Mexico had led to failed Adequate…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Motivation, Standards, Educational Assessment
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Lopez, Oresta – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
The reflections presented in this article include the process of incorporating women teachers into schools during the post-revolutionary period in Mexico. From one standpoint, women teachers lived in a state of ambiguity throughout this period because they were seen as symbols of national reconstruction following a war that left more than one…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Females, Foreign Countries, Mexicans
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009
This New Mexico edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
McKay, Sandra – English Teaching Forum, 2009
New Mexico, a state of brown plains and sand deserts, is nicknamed "The Land of Enchantment." One reason is that the very starkness of the land adds to its enchantment. Another reason is that the rich history of the state has resulted in a landscape filled with remnants of the Pueblo people, Spanish colonizers, and Mexican settlers.
Descriptors: American Indians, Tourism, Geography, United States History
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Schmelkes, Sylvia – Intercultural Education, 2009
This paper introduces the problem of the very limited representation of indigenous groups in higher education in Mexico, as well as some of its causes, namely: the poor quality of education received by indigenous populations at earlier educational levels; racism and discrimination which are still prevalent in Mexican society and limit options and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Mexicans
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