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Carvajal-Jiménez, Vivian; Ruiz-Badilla, Silvia – Online Submission, 2016
On the centennial of Escuela Normal de Costa Rica (Normal School of Costa Rica), this paper discusses its role and its legacy in teacher training. It is structured in three parts. First, it presents a brief historical background on the origin and profiles of normal schools in several parts of the world. Second, it describes the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, World History
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Sanz, Ana Gimeno; Pavón, Ana Sevilla –, 2015
In 2008 the Spanish Government announced the inclusion of an oral section in the foreign language exam of the National University Entrance Examination during the year 2012 (Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November 2008, Ministerio de Educación, Gobierno de España, 2008). Still awaiting the implementation of these changes, and in an attempt to offer…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Second Language Programs, Spanish, College Entrance Examinations
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Nieblas-Ortiz, Efrain C.; Arcos-Vega, José L.; Sevilla-García, Juan J. – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Without depreciating the importance of environmental regulations directed to university environmental managements systems in this country, nowadays, the instruments of international importance like the Sustainable Development Goals or ONU's 2030 Agenda; as well as those of domestic nature, like sustainability indicators proposed by the Mexican…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Influences
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Cuasialpud Canchala, Ruth Elena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2010
This article reports an exploratory study carried out at a public university in Bogotá, Colombia, with two indigenous students who took a level I virtual English-course during the second term of 2008 and the first term of 2009. The aim was to analyse their attitudes towards the learning of English through the virtual modality. Interviews,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, American Indians, English (Second Language)
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Marín-Díaz, Verónica; González-López, Ignacio; Flores, Jorge Figueroa – World Journal of Education, 2014
Determining the professional competencies of a degree is an arduous task that sometimes does not respond to the reality of what society expects for such studies. This article attempts to determine what competencies students in the field of Educational Psychology, which were determined by them. This study was conducted in three different…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires
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Wilson, Angie D.; Henriksen, Richard C.; Bustamante, Rebecca; Irby, Beverly – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2016
The phenomenon of absent fathers is a common occurrence in today's homes that appears to be escalating, especially in Black households across the United States. The purpose of this study was to describe the lived experiences of successful Black men who were raised in absent-father homes as well as the lived experiences of their resilient single…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, One Parent Family
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Barrett, Beverly; Fernandez, Frank; Gonzalez, Elsa M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Academic leaders at universities around the globe pursue US accreditation as a result of increasing globalization and internationalization of higher education. Few studies have examined administrators' experiences with US accreditation. We address the following research question: "Why do some private higher education institutions in Mexico…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Private Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Martínez-Sáez, Antonio; Macario Siqueira, José –, 2011
This chapter addresses different modalities of assessment, provides an overview of the assessment processes of the basic skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) tested by the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) examination, and explores the ways in which the FCE Online Course and Tester--the resources provided through the…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Online Courses
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Godino-Llorente, J. I.; Fraile, R.; Gonzalez de Sande, J. C.; Osma-Ruiz, V.; Saenz-Lechon, N. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
This paper describes an educational research experience that took place in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Master's program offered at the Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieria Tecnica de Telecomunicacion, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. The focus is to provide details of the motivation behind and the design and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Research, Community Colleges, Masters Programs
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Bliss, Leonard B.; Vinay, Diana Maria Alejandra – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2004
The Inventario de Comportamiento de Estudio (ICE), a Spanish version of the Study Behavior Inventory (SBI), was developed and tested using 594 undergraduate students at la Universidad de las Americas, in the state of Puebla, Mexico. A team of bilingual specialists was assembled to produce a translation that might be generic enough to be understood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spanish, Undergraduate Students, Factor Structure
Moore, Audrey-Marie Schuh; Florez, Ana; Grajeda, Eva – Academy for Educational Development, 2010
This evaluation of progress in tackling the problems of access, quality, equity and completion of primary and secondary education examines the results of an alliance between the Coffee Growers Committee of Caldas (CGC) and the Department of Caldas, Colombia. The evaluation team employed a retrospective approach to understanding the social,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Metropolitan Areas, Partnerships in Education
Estudios sobre Educacion, 2002
This journal, which provides abstracts of its articles mostly in Spanish and a few in English, contains studies (estudios) and notes (notas) about educational issues, as well as relevant book reviews (recensiones). Studies in this issue (No. 3, 2002) are: "Unprotected Time of Early Adolescence and Intergenerational Relations: A New…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Continuing Education, Cultural Context, Early Adolescents
Cremin, Denise R. – 1997
This paper provides the text, both introduction and more detailed description, of a "photoessay" photoessay developed by a participant in the Fulbright program in Mexico. The "photoessay" was presented at the participant's school. Viewers comments are included in the paper. The paper also briefly describes an educational…
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact, Ethnic Groups, Exchange Programs
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation. – 1997
This Spanish language booklet, also available in English, provides "los cuatro pasos"--four steps that parents and children can take to ensure that students properly prepare for college. Step one discusses why it is important to go to college; reasons include better job opportunities, more earning potential, and the increased variety of jobs one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students)
Reis, Sally M.; And Others – 1993
This report presents an executive summary, in Spanish, of a study which examined the effects of curriculum compacting, a curriculum modification technique for gifted and talented students. The study involved approximately 436 elementary teachers and 783 students in 27 school districts throughout the United States. The study was designed to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Methods
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