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Ladner, Matthew – Education Next, 2018
The point at which the corners of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet is the only spot in the United States where the borders of four states converge. Beyond geography, the Four Corners states share a similar approach to charter schooling. All four states have adopted relatively freewheeling authorization policies, and charter schools…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Legislation, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Tessman, Darcy – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Federal and Arizona educational policies challenge U.S.-Mexico border educators to meet the diverse needs of bilingual, bicultural students while also being required to use instructional pedagogies that offer monolingual and monocultural schooling experiences. Ethnographic research captures American schooling experiences of Latino…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Mexican American Education, Hispanic American Students, Educational Policy
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Classen, Albrecht – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Recent debates about the future of academia have focused primarily on teaching the STEM subjects. This is certainly a valuable call for action, but it also threatens to ignore the significant contributions of the humanities and other fields. This article presents a workable alternative by way of looking at more technical writings by 18th-century…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Instruction, German, German Literature
Dominguez, Marguerite Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This was a correlational study of 30 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Mexico origin (D-MO) students at 2- and 4-year higher education institutions in the 4-state United States-Mexican Borderlands region (California, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico). The study used an online survey to gain a better understanding of the relationship of four…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, College Students
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2014
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, U.S. Pacific Territories & Freely Associated States, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) work collaboratively to expand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Quality, Accountability
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Hones, Donald; Cifuentes, Persida – Multicultural Education, 2012
Schools across the United States serve children from families that have crossed the U.S. border without documents. Some of these children have crossed the border themselves. For teachers and other educators, the Supreme Court decision of "Plyler v. Doe" (1982) has set the precedent that all children in the United States are entitled to a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Civil Rights
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Gonzales, Sandra M.; Shields, Carolyn M. – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2015
Using critical theory and an analysis of missionary reports and documentation describing education in colonial Puerto Rico and Mexico, the authors cross borders and time periods to socially and historically situate Spanish colonial educational methodologies and their contemporary use in one low-income Latino community in urban Detroit, Michigan.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Low Income, School Turnaround, Hispanic Americans
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Schofield, Thomas J.; Toro, Rosa I.; Parke, Ross D.; Cookston, Jeffrey T.; Fabricius, William V.; Coltrane, Scott – Developmental Psychology, 2017
The primary goal of the current study was to test whether parent and adolescent preference for a common language moderates the association between parenting and rank-order change over time in offspring substance use. A sample of Mexican-origin 7th-grade adolescents (M[subscript age] = 12.5 years, N = 194, 52% female) was measured longitudinally on…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Grade 7, Longitudinal Studies, Smoking
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Lee, Martha – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2014
This article describes a learning program of the Tohono O'odham or "desert people" of the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Their culture and knowledge on both sides of the border is for them a special way of life known as "himdag," where science is built into everyday life of gathering, hunting, farming, artistry, and…
Descriptors: Tribes, Indigenous Populations, American Indian Culture, Indigenous Knowledge
Martinez, Liza E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Hispanic ESL students in rural San Luis, Arizona, face a challenging situation. Since San Luis lies on the southwestern tip of Arizona and borders with Mexico, Spanish is the predominant language. English, on the other hand, is mostly heard in classrooms. This can be a predicament for adult Hispanics who need to be proficient in English in…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Hispanic American Students, Rural Areas, Spanish Speaking
Christensen, John; Posey, Mike – Facilities Manager, 2011
This article describes how two institutions in the U.S. Southwest--Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico and Pima Community College (PCC) in Arizona--have implemented new energy projects on their campuses. Albuquerque Academy's one-megawatt DC photovoltaic solar array is one of the largest secondary schools projects to date in the United States. The…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Case Studies, Secondary Schools
Clouse, Ronald J. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In recent years, numerous pastors, in many cases alumni of American Indian College (AIC), have observed that graduates from Assemblies of God (AG) educational institutions, whether native or non-native, lack leadership skills necessary for an efficacious post-college profession. In order to address this dearth of leadership among AIC alumni and…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, American Indian Education, Tribally Controlled Education, Leadership Training
McKay, Sarah; Silva, Elena – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015
An evaluation system that is designed to support and improve teacher practice--rather than simply to assess and manage teacher performance--would have as its foundation effective and reliable processes to observe classroom practice and give teachers useful feedback. Such an improvement-focused evaluation system should be aligned with and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Lesson Observation Criteria, Scoring Rubrics, Inferences
Prescott, Brian T. – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2012
This issue of "Policy Insights" reviews the results from an annual survey, conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), of tuition and fees at public colleges and universities in the WICHE region (which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North…
Descriptors: Tuition, Fees, Student Costs, Undergraduate Students
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Beadie, Nancy – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2016
After the Civil War (1861-1865), the United States faced a problem of "reconstruction" similar to that confronted by other nations at the time and familiar to the US since at least the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The problem was one of territorial and political (re)integration: how to take territories that had only recently been…
Descriptors: United States History, War, Politics, Educational History
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