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Williamson, Abigail – English Teaching Forum, 2020
Graciela Chera is hesitant to talk about herself and her classroom. She claims that she is not doing anything special, yet she is clearly making a powerful impact on her students and the English-teaching community in Paraguay. In this article, learn how Graciela Chera balances academic rigor with fun team spirit as she teaches students of all ages…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Dias, Marcelo de Oliveira – Pedagogical Research, 2021
The construction of the National Common Curricular Base (NCCB) for the area of Mathematics and its High School Technologies in Brazil and the last update of the Mathematics Program for High School in Paraguay are prescribed curriculum documents in force for the teaching of Mathematics in these countries. The construction of each one of them…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Mathematics Curriculum
García, José E. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2016
The psychology of science is a field of research emerged in the late 80's and its basic interest is the study of the conditions determining the rise and development of scientists and researchers. However, in spite of its apparent novelty, it is feasible to find background widely disseminated in the work of previous authors. One of them is R. Ross,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Psychology, Science Education, Science Education History
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Hill, Tiffany; Lickteig, Amanda; Schwerdtfeger, Sara – School-University Partnerships, 2020
Launched in 1993, The Teachers College at Emporia State University began its first Professional Development School (PDS) partnership and, since then, The Teachers College has continued to provide high-impact learning opportunities for teacher candidates--including several unique four-week student teaching placements described in this article.…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs
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Addey, Camilla – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper seeks to further conceptualise participation in International Large-Scale Assessment (ILSA) as a global ritual of belonging and apply it to understand the appeal of PISA for Development (PISA-D) in Ecuador and Paraguay. The paper develops the theoretical underpinnings of the global ritual of belonging through policy borrowing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Sandoval, Leonardo; Caballero, Valentina Canese – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2020
The Ministry of Education of Paraguay (MEC) introduced the teaching of English in public primary education in 2012. The number of English teachers was not sufficient to meet the high demand, especially because the majority of those teachers reside in the central department of the country. In response, this qualitative research study was designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Videoconferencing, English (Second Language)
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Mortimer, Katherine S. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2018
While language hegemonies often take the form of one language imposed upon speakers of another, this article focuses on the hegemony of language boundaries themselves imposed upon everyday language practices, and in particular, upon those of teachers and students in bilingual classrooms. This examination of two different borderland contexts--El…
Descriptors: Spanish, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education Programs, Language Usage
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Naslund-Hadley, Emma; Parker, Susan W.; Hernandez-Agramonte, Juan Manuel – Global Education Review, 2014
Research indicates that preschool children need to learn pre-math skills to build a foundation for primary- and secondary-level mathematics. This paper presents the results from the early stages of a pilot mathematics program implemented in Cordillera, Paraguay. In a context of significant gaps in teacher preparation and pedagogy, the program uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Comprehension, Mathematics Skills
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Yamamoto Baldin, Yuriko, Ed.; Malaspina, Uldarico, Ed. – SpringerBriefs in Education, 2018
This Open Access book is an excellent synthesis of the initial and continuing preparation for Mathematics Teaching in Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, from which comparative analyses can be made that show similarities and differences, and highlight various perspectives. In February 2016, the 5th Capacity and Networking Project (CANP) workshop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Carolan-Silva, Aliah – Comparative Education Review, 2011
This article analyzes parents' perceptions of their role in supporting educational opportunities for their children, based on a qualitative study of parents and teachers in a rural community in Paraguay. The parents' views on participation are positioned within the context of the intended goals for parent participation outlined in Paraguayan…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Stuart, Jeana M.; Austin, Ann M. Berghout; Peairson, Shannon; de Aquino, Cyle Nielsen; de Burro, Elizabeth Urbieta – Young Children, 2010
In Paraguay conditions for rural children living in poverty are often difficult. At least 14% of children age 5 years and younger show moderate to severe physical stunting (UNICEF 2009). More than half of the children in primary school have repeated at least one grade by the time they complete the sixth grade. Rural families living in poverty, who…
Descriptors: Catholics, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Child Development
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Vasquez-Leon, Marcela; Burke, Brian; Radonic, Lucero – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
A critical interest of applied anthropology is to educate students to be theoretically grounded and capable of assuming a level of social responsibility that extends beyond academia. In this paper, we reflect on the issue of student preparation for work in the policy arena by focusing on the experiences of a five-year applied research project that…
Descriptors: Student Research, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
Britez, Rodrigo Gustavo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation is concerned with the idea of global policy transfer, as it has increasingly appeared in the literature of policy studies, and has been used to understand recent educational policy transformations around the world. To carry out this investigation, I have conducted a case study of higher education in Paraguay in order to determine…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
Ward, Michael – OECD Publishing, 2020
PISA for Development (PISA-D) aims to make the assessment more accessible and relevant to low- and middle-income countries. This report summarises findings from the out-of-school assessment results for PISA-D. By combining the out-of-school assessment with the in-school assessment, PISA-D has been able to achieve a unique perspective on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Goettsch, Marieke; Mateo Diaz, Mercedes; Canete, Nicolas – Childhood Education, 2018
One of the main objectives of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to improve the lives of people in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region by reducing inequality. In 2008, the IDB's Division of Competitiveness, Technology and Innovation (CTI) developed the Innovation Lab (I-Lab), which falls under the umbrella of a growing set of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Innovation
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