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Hardin, Belinda J.; Vardell, Rosemarie; de Castaneda, Albertina – Childhood Education, 2008
This article describes an early childhood professional development project that took place in the summer of 2005 in Guatemala City. Located in Central America, Guatemala has a population of approximately 12.3 million people, including more than two million children under the age of 5 (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2007; UNICEF, 2004). Events…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Child Care
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Taylor, Matthew J. – Journal of Geography, 2009
In this article I explain how I combined service learning, public-good work, and research in Guatemala. This path has not been easy. Indeed, it has been risky because the time invested in public-good work and teaching field classes could have detracted from research productivity. Taking a risk under the current and traditional academic model at…
Descriptors: Productivity, Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Nontenured Faculty
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Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Velez, Eduardo – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
The benefits of bilingual education for a disadvantaged indigenous population as an investment in human capital are significant. Students of bilingual schools in Guatemala have higher attendance and promotion rates, and lower repetition and dropout rates. Bilingual students receive higher scores on all subject matters, including mastery of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Human Capital, Indigenous Populations, Dropout Rate
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López, Ligia López – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2021
This paper draws on transnational education inquiry from Guatemala to Australia. Grounded in field research on Indigenous matters, this paper offers fractal education inquiry as a proposition to interrupt the straight and spatialized notions of time that produce developmental, salvific, and progress-centric aspirations from which educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Research, Indigenous Populations
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Taylor, Peter Leigh – Journal of Rural Studies, 2010
Community-based forestry has received much recent attention as an effort to protect threatened Southern forests by linking conservation with sustainable livelihoods. Many researchers have emphasized the importance of effective organization for successful community-based forestry. While significant attention has been paid to community-level…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Governance, Forestry, Foreign Countries
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Hackett, Chelsea – Teaching Artist Journal, 2020
This article examines the challenges faced and lessons learned while developing the SPEAK Young Women's Vocal Empowerment Curriculum and leading 30 educators through a Professional Development Training on the curriculum in Guatemala in 2019. The guiding question is, "What does it take to train non-teaching artists in the skills needed to lead…
Descriptors: Artists, Art Teachers, Mentors, Faculty Development
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Ek, Lucila D. – High School Journal, 2009
This article examines the transnationalism of a Pentecostal Guatemalan-American young woman who is a second-generation immigrant. Amalia traveled to Guatemala from when she was six months old until her sophomore year in college. These visits to Guatemala have helped her maintain her Guatemalan language, culture, and identity in the larger Southern…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Salazar, Egla Martinez – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2008
Progressive lifelong transformative education has recognized the impact of social inequalities on learning. Some scholars applying feminist knowledge have acknowledged that violence against women (VAW) also affects learning. Yet, in this recognition there is an implicit assumption that learning is itself positive and peaceful, and impacted…
Descriptors: Feminism, Violence, National Security, Females
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Barillas Chón, David W. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2019
One highly significant yet under-investigated source of variation within the Latinx Education scholarship are Indigenous immigrants from Latin America. This study investigates how Maya and other Indigenous recent immigrant youth from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, understand indigeneity. Using a Critical Latinx Indigeneities analytic, along…
Descriptors: Maya (People), Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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Poppema, Margriet – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2009
The Guatemalan educational system has been the most unequal system in the Latin American region ever since the 1950s. The indigenous Maya people, who constitute around half of the population, experienced the state mainly through repression, exploitative labour relationships and exclusion from education. The return to democracy and the peace…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Democracy, Educational Objectives, Maya (People)
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Barillas Chón, David W. – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2021
This essay explores how stories of Tecum, Maya K'iche' warrior, and the quetzal can serve as creative entry points to contextualize the racialization and ideological positioning in Guatemala of Maya migrant youth who are now in U.S. schools. As we work on radicalizing possibilities and re-imagining liberatory futures, our efforts lie in crafting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Experience
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Jiménez, Juan E.; Seoane, Rocío C.; García, Eduardo; de León, Sara C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2021
The present study evaluated the effects of web-based training on Spanish pre-service and in-service teacher knowledge and implicit beliefs on learning to write. A sample of pre-service teachers and in-service teachers from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, and Spain participated in the online course. Findings suggest that teachers may improve…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Writing Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education
Feistritzer, Patricia – Momentum, 1990
Reviews statistics on the illiteracy problem in Guatemala. Offers a personal account of an immersion trip to the country with a group of American Catholic youth ministers. Describes the work of the Society for the Development of the Integrated Guatemalan Family. Discusses Guatemala's social problems and educational needs. (PAA)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries
Madden, Midge; Sullivan, Jane – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
Faculty, staff and alumni from Rowan University recently traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to conduct a technology assessment, so that a three to four times yearly teacher training program can be expanded to a year round online professional development program. Since 2002, Rowan Reading Professor Midge Madden and Professor Emeritus Jane Sullivan have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Mueller, Jenna L.; Dotson, Mary Elizabeth; Dietzel, Jennifer; Peters, Jenna; Asturias, Gabriela; Cheatham, Amelia; Krieger, Marlee; Taylor, Baishakhi; Broverman, Sherryl; Ramanujam, Nirmala – Advances in Engineering Education, 2020
Background: Engineering design is widely recognized as a field that can generate key innovations for complex problems, such as those elucidated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, engineering design training is not widely accessible to the global community, particularly to people experiencing the challenges that the SDGs are…
Descriptors: Design, Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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