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Keating, Nicole – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Canada's Summer Language Bursary Program is a joint national-provincial effort providing immersion in French- or English-as-a-Second-Language to Canadian students. Despite 18 years of success and the benefits gained at small expense, the program is not well-known and risks losing funding. Self-promotion and lobbying are necessary. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Fellowships, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Alcorn, Noeline – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Education for the elderly has received little attention from New Zealand (NZ) policymakers. Older adults are neither excluded from universities nor encouraged to attend. Though all NZ universities enroll small numbers of adults, their role should expand. University for the Third Age and Elderhostel movements have NZ counterparts. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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Boehringer, Michael – Journal of Language for International Business, 1997
"Language for business" programs, well established at universities, could be expanded to include beginning language courses. It is argued that "language for business" courses at the beginner's level can attain some of the goals of business language study at an early stage and usefully complement their more advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Cultural Awareness
Kanwar, Asha S., Ed.; Taplin, Margaret, Ed. – 2001
This document consists of case studies documenting how distance education (DE) changed the lives of 23 women from the following locations: China; Hong Kong; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; and Bangladesh. The case studies illustrate that participating in DE can benefit not only a woman herself but also her husband, children, other family members, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Caregivers, Case Studies
Sunal, Cynthia Szymanski; Christensen, Lois – 1992
Activities that employ the five themes of geography--location, place, relationships within places, movement, and regions--to teach about Venezuela and Mexico are described in this document. Each theme has objectives, a list of materials, and three types of activities--exploration, invention, and expansion. Background information on Venezuela and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Describes a study of Taiwanese 14-year-olds' (n=48) cognitive structures derived from the instruction of basic atomic physics. Finds that even academically above-average students tended to use relatively lower-level modes of knowledge construction, focusing on reciting or describing specific factual knowledge in physics. (Contains 27 references.)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Learning Processes
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Hoghielm, Robert, Ed. – 1985
Papers are provided from a conference intended to create awareness of social issues pertinent to adult education in an atmosphere of critical reflection and dialogue. An introduction discusses the basis of the International League for Social Commitment in Adult Education, which was formed at the conference. Invited authors' contributions are…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Agents, Conference Proceedings, Continuing Education
Slemon, Jill C.; Shafrir, Uri – 1998
This study examined the efficacy beliefs of male and female college students in Southwestern Ontario (Canada) with and without scholastic deficits. A total of 20 men and 20 women without scholastic deficits and 51 men and 41 women with scholastic deficits (such as severe problems in reading, writing, or arithmetic) completed the Self-Estimate Test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Students, Foreign Countries
Allen, Rodney F. – 1998
The world is made up of over 185 nation-states. This paper offers advice for geography teachers and students on how to focus their study of some nations in terms of their national images. The goals for studying national images are (1) to understand how national images are constructed and influence thought and behavior; (2) to test the linkage…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
Kolbe, Ursula – AECA Resource Book Series, 1997
Working with clay enables young children to express, explore, and communicate their feelings and ideas. This resource booklet for early childhood practitioners and it promotes the clay table as a special place for shared discoveries, social interaction, and discussion. The booklet provides a glossary of terms used in clay work, as well as reasons…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Art Materials, Childrens Art
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Faulkner, T. R. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 1986
Reports on introduction of microfiches to replace conventional pre-prepared paper handouts for solutions to exercises in a first-year engineering mathematics course at Nottingham University, England. Disadvantages of using pre-prepared paper handouts, details of material layout on microfiches, material arrangement on microfiche frames, and general…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Costs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Bauman, John – 1998
Issues related to changing modes of business communication, particularly those that are computer-mediated, are discussed as they relate to the teaching of business English. Information about current practices in computer-mediated communication (CMC) drawn from the business press and research journals is summarized, focusing on that which can help…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Classroom Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Course Content
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Arnott, Allan – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 1997
Investigation of the Rural Education Activities Program in New Zealand found that it provided broad, community-embedded service, but there was little capacity to measure these efforts, lessening their legitimacy and credibility. A range of actions remained unacknowledged or hidden, and ideological conflicts and tensions were apparent. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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France, Bev; Davies, Janet – Research in Science Education, 2001
Points out that technology education in New Zealand provides an opportunity for societal issues to have equal space with technological capability and knowledge. There is a need for a teaching approach to engage in liberating technological literacy. (Contains 19 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Cope, P.; And Others – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 1992
Describes attempts to instruct 12 children, aged between 10 and 11, during a 12-hour course in LOGO that proper attention should be paid to the external angles through which the turtle rotated. Results suggest that using LOGO to draw closed figures may lead to confusions about angle that are not amenable to conventional intervention techniques…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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