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Clark, Meri L. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article examines the enduring importance of handwriting in the early republic of Colombia. Colonial practice informed writing instruction but Colombians re-established it in national terms from the 1820s onward. Teaching writing became a critical tool of state formation: an ideal republic of virtuous functionaries depended on uniform…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Handwriting, Foreign Countries
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC. – 1984
This report: (1) investigates the declining state of the educational system in America, as measured by high school student performance in the United States and other countries; (2) identifies specific problem areas; and (3) offers multiple recommendations for improvement. The five major recommendations arrived at appear, respectively, under the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Back to Basics, Comparative Education
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Mannheim, Bruce – Language in Society, 1984
Outlines history of Spanish colonial policies toward Southern Peruvian Quechua and points out those issues under debate concerning the indigenous languages. The central issue of the "Andean language debate" continues to be whether or not the Quechua have a right to exist as a separate community. (SL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Colonialism, Cultural Awareness, Diachronic Linguistics
Mexico. – 1969
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the draft of a law for the preservation of Mexican national heritage, particularly for the protection, conservation, and recuperation of cultural objects. The document consists of twelve chapters and six articles. Chapter 1 declares the protection, conservation,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Background
Garner, Jane, Comp. – 1980
This collection includes over 6,300 reels of microfilm of unique manuscript and archival holdings from both national and foreign repositories. Most of the material is historical, largely for Mexico from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. Three repositories account for the major portion of the holdings: the National Archives of the…
Descriptors: Archives, Check Lists, Latin American History, Library Collections
Knudson, Jerry W. – Journalism Monographs, 1973
Social revolutions, which frequently use the press as a propaganda weapon, have been rare in Latin America despite the striking social inequalities of the region. Only three classic socioeconomic revolutions have unfolded in the hemisphere--in Mexico in 1910, in Bolivia in 1952, and in Cuba in 1959. Bolivia attempted to effect radical reforms…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Journalism
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Elerick, Charles – 1979
This research is based on the assumption that a Spanish/English bilingual is aware of the phonological and semantic relatedness of the many hundreds of pairs of transparently cognate items in the two languages. This awareness is linguistically significant in that it is reflected in the internalized grammar of the bilingual. The bilingual speaker…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Contrastive Linguistics, Deep Structure