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Martin, Ian; Vera, George – Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 2020
This article reports findings from surveys collected from practicing school-based counselors in Venezuela (N = 30) and Costa Rica (N = 107) using the "International Survey of School-Based Counseling Activities" (ISSCA). Analyses identified striking similarities between these two countries and major differences when compared to the other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Differences
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Linares, Tomás – Childhood Education, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools in 2020, the effect on rural areas was significant. Access to the internet in rural areas is limited and cost prohibitive. This article discusses why we must find ways to ensure education delivery in urban and rural areas. Unfortunately, many school systems in developing countries lack the expertise and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Access to Education, Urban Areas
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Ruiz, Sofía; Hernández, Santiago; García, Alicia; Chacón, Jesús – Research-publishing.net, 2021
In the digital era, where everything seems to move at the speed of light, unfortunately certain regions and countries are limited by economic, political, social, or cultural circumstances, as is the case for Venezuela. New technologies are particularly fundamental in the educational field, and every day Venezuelan students need to deal with the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Internet, Access to Education, Online Courses
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Jiménez, José Luis; Kressner, Ilka – Research-publishing.net, 2021
During our six-week Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) module (Oct.-Nov. 2019), 58 students jointly developed task-based projects on expressions of popular culture in Albany (USA) and Caracas (Venezuela). In teams of seven to eight participants, learners from both countries reflected on variations of popular culture through…
Descriptors: Empathy, Student Projects, Popular Culture, Cultural Differences
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Romero Parra, Rosario Mireya – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
The emergence of the pandemic has led to fundamental social and economic swaps throughout the world, the sponsored measures taken have a significant effect on the mental health of individuals. The objective of the study was to compare the level of depression related to the meaning of life in students in times of pandemic at the Continental…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), World Views, College Students, Pandemics
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Strother, Emma – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
An expansive movement comprised of UN Millennium Development Goals, international banks, and hundreds of programs worldwide promotes access to the arts as a creative means of social change. Often grounded in cognitive science and inspired by the model of youth orchestras in Venezuela known as El Sistema, this movement contends that arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Social Change, Economics
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Fermín-González, Marlene; Echenique-Arginzones, Ada – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
The Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) program is ever-increasingly being promoted in the field of early childhood education. This proposal is articulated with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and UNESCO's Education 2030 Agenda, which understands that children may learn and develop competencies on sustainability,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Carlson, Alexandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Venezuela's youth symphony program, the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, commonly referred to as "El Sistema," combines musical achievement with learning important life skills through orchestral practice and performance. Although the history most commonly reported outside Venezuela is of the program's director, José Antonio Abreu,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Cooperation
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Duffy, Maura – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
The "Bolivarian Revolution" in Venezuela is conceptualised as a pedagogical project that aims to develop "twenty-first century Socialism" through state-grassroots collaboration in the reorganisation of political space in order to develop participatory, democratic institutions and processes. The cornerstones of this project to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Social Change, Social Systems
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
Music called to future conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, at an early age. Though his family could not afford music lessons, Dudamel did what thousands of children in Venezuela do. He went to one of the hundreds of music schools of the National System of Children and Youth Orchestras of Venezuela. Founded in the 1970s by pioneering musician and economist…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mentors, At Risk Persons, Poverty
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Fink, Robert – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2016
The explosive growth of Venezuela's "El Sistema" is rewriting the agenda of musical education in the West. Many commentators from the world of classical music react to the spectacle of dedicated young colonial musicians playing European masterworks as a kind of "miracle," accepting "Sistema" founder José Antonio…
Descriptors: Music Education, Civil Rights, Classical Music, Musical Instruments
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Duffy, Maura – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2015
Venezuela's "Bolivarian Revolution" is conceptualised as an anti-neoliberal project that aims to promote fundamental changes in the configuration of political power via processes of state-grassroots collaboration. Central to this process is an emphasis on the key role of education in the development of a 21st Century socialism based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Democracy, Public Education
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Ulate Sanchez, Rosita – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2014
In this commentary, Rosita Ulate Sanchez states that Venezuela, like other Latin American countries, begins the 21st century by confronting realities that require changes in its learning and education systems. The purpose of Venezuela's education system is to generate social renovation and economic development. It seeks to achieve this through…
Descriptors: Creativity, Leadership, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Baker, Geoffrey; Bull, Anna; Taylor, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Within the growing field of publications on El Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes around the world, a marked divide can be observed between the findings of critical academic studies and commissioned evaluations. Using evaluations of El Sistema in Venezuela and Aotearoa New Zealand as our principal case studies, we argue that this gulf can be…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Change, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Ornés Vasquez, Sandra; Lara, Luis – Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 2020
The urban design courses of the urban planning career in the Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB, 2017) Caracas-Venezuela, are part of the backbone of workshops (4 of 11) and invite to the study of parts of the city whose problems demand to be resolved, according to traditional teaching methods. Considering this precedent and within the framework of…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Urban Planning, Design, College Students
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