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Rivas, Axel; Scasso, Martín Guillermo – Journal of Education Policy, 2021
Since 2000, the PISA test implemented by OECD has become the prime benchmark for international comparisons in education. The 2015 PISA edition introduced methodological changes that altered the nature of its results. PISA made no longer valid non-reached items of the final part of the test, assuming that those unanswered questions were more a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Computer Assisted Testing, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
Alexim, Joao Carlos; And Others – 1993
This monograph summarizes the main structural and operational components of the framework for the development of vocational training in Latin America. Part 1, "Economic Framework and Population" (Orlando Luebbert), is an overview of social and economic indicators: population, agriculture, industry and productivity, the informal sector,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Educational Development
Glab, Edward, Jr., Ed. – 1981
This resource manual provides ideas, lesson plans, course outlines, arts and crafts projects, games, and other materials for teaching K-12 students about Latin America. A major objective is to help students understand and appreciate the diverse Latin American culture. There are six chapters in this volume. Chapter one discusses key ideas that can…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Culture
Contreras, Gloria, Ed. – 1987
This collection of materials is designed to help educators teach about Latin American culture more effectively. The introduction offers a rationale for studying about Latin America. Six chapters cover: (1) Key Ideas; (2) Concept Papers; (3) Lesson Plans and Writing Skills Development; (4) Games and Student Activities; (5) Arts and Crafts; and (6)…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Green, G.; Rhodes, J.; Hirsch, A. H.; Suarez-Orozco, C.; Camic, P. M. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
The central aim of this study was to explore the academic engagement trajectories of a sample of recently arrived immigrant students from Latin America. Using an analytic framework that can dynamically model time-sensitive fluctuations (HLM; [Raudenbush, S. W., & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchicical Linear Models: Applications and Data Analysis…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Latin Americans, Interpersonal Relationship
World Eagle, Inc., Wellesley, MA. – 1992
This document contains reproducible maps, charts and graphs of Latin America for use by teachers and students. The maps are divided into five categories (1) the land; (2) peoples, countries, cities, and governments; (3) the national economies, product, trade, agriculture, and resources; (4) energy, education, employment, illicit drugs, consumer…
Descriptors: Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geography
Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education. – 1992
This unit, to be used with students in grades 6-10, has been designed to serve three purposes. First, the unit acts as an introduction to, or review of, fundamental geographic concepts and vocabulary. Second, it teaches students about the basic physical and political geography of Latin America. Third, students learn to examine maps with a critical…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts
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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1996
The care and education of children is a primary task of all societies, and the role of parents, families, and communities is essential in this process. This directory describes the major activities of 218 non-governmental and governmental organizations, based in 38 Latin American and Caribbean countries, involved in early childhood care and…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Community Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
Economic Commission for Latin America (UN), Santiago (Chile). – 1984
Five studies on the situation of women in Latin America focus on (1) the integration of women in development, (2) the family as the immediate social framework of children and women, (3) some types of poor women in Latin America, (4) the educational situation of women, and (5) women in development and housework. An introductory section outlining…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Employed Women, Females, Foreign Countries
Wilgus, Karna S., Comp. – 1974
This annotated bibliography citing 479 books on Latin America is a revised and updated version of a 1969 edition available as ED 059 120. The emergence of independent nations in the English-speaking Caribbean and other realignments in hemisphere affairs, as well as the appearance of new materials, indicated the need for a new edition. The revision…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Developing Nations, Economics
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction. – 1976
This curriculum resource is intended to help make students of Latin, Greek and other subjects more aware of America's classical heritage. It is designed to be used selectively by teachers to enrich the regular curriculum in classical languages in elementary and secondary schools. In providing background information for the teacher and suggestions…
Descriptors: Architecture, Art, Classical Languages, Classical Literature
CONROY, WILLIAM; GILL, CLARK – 1967
AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WRITTEN AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS RELATED TO CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA WAS PREPARED TO SERVE AS A GUIDE TO INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR USE AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO INCLUDE ONLY THE MORE SIGNIFICANT AND MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED MATERIALS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH. PART I OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHY LISTS RECENT…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Books, Foreign Countries
Arnove, Robert F., Ed.; Torres, Carlos Alberto, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007
This book brings together many of the outstanding scholars in the field of comparative and international education to provide new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functioning and outcomes of education systems in specific contexts. Various chapters in the book call for a rethinking of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Outcomes of Education
Education International, Brussels (Belgium). – 1995
The publication contains organizational information relating to Education International (EI). Included are lists of the EI Executive Board, EI Headquarters staff, and EI Regional Officers; for Constitution and By-Laws of EI; By-Laws for four of EI's five official regions--Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America (North American and the Caribbean is…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Toro, Leonor; And Others – 1984
Written for teachers to use with migrant children in elementary grades and to highlight the many Americas, three magazines provide historical and cultural background information on Canada, the United States, and Mexico and feature biographies of Black and Hispanic leaders. Each edition has a table of contents indicating the language--Spanish…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Biographies, Black History, Cultural Background
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