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Honna, Nobuyuki – JALT Journal, 1980
Addressing the common misconception that Japan is a mono-ethnic, mono-cultural, and monolingual society, this article focuses on several areas of sociolinguistic concern. It discusses: (1) the bimodalism of the Japanese deaf population between Japanese Sign Language as native language and Japanese Spoken Language as acquired second language; (2)…
Descriptors: Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Deafness, Diglossia
Dirlik, Arif, Ed. – Paradigm Publishers, 2006
The essays in this collection address questions raised by a modernity that has become global with the victory of capitalism over its competitors in the late twentieth century. Rather than erase difference by converting all to Euro/American norms of modernity, capitalist modernity as it has gone global has empowered societies once condemned to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Politics of Education
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Gitlin, Todd – Academic Questions, 2002
The author discusses how universities might serve the public interest by stirring up not fewer but more and deeper debates on the failures of intelligence that afflicted American institutions before 11 September 2001--and he does not refer simply to the feebleness of the FBI and other investigation bureaucracies. He refers to the parochialism, the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Patriotism, News Media, Intelligence
Horejsi, Charles R. – 1978
Strategies and techniques for developing community-based programs for mentally retarded persons in rural areas must take into consideration local circumstances, resources, and characteristics. Rural norms such as overt racial segregation, social conformity, the importance of church, and the stigma of obtaining human services for personal problems…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Programs
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). – 1968
THE FULL IMPACT OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATION WILL BE REALIZED ONLY WHEN IT BECOMES FEASIBLE TO SPACECAST DIRECTLY INTO HOMES, FACILITATING INEXPENSIVE LONG-DISTANCE CALLS AND ENABLING CONFERENCES TO BE HELD VIA TELEPHONE AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION. BUSINESS TRAVEL WILL DIMINISH. SPACE COMMUNICATION, BY INCREASING THE FLOW OF INFORMATION AND ITS…
Descriptors: Broadcast Reception Equipment, Closed Circuit Television, Communications, Communications Satellites
Kim, Yoon Hough – 1970
Eighty-five blind adults in Minneapolis served as subject in a sociological study designed to test a theory of the formation of communities. It was theorized that the blind form a minority sub-community in which stereotypes of blindness by the sighted are a contributing factor in the limitation of a blind person's social life mainly to other blind…
Descriptors: Community, Minority Groups, Social Bias, Social Characteristics
Ewton, Ralph W., Jr., Ed.; Ornstein, Jacob, Ed. – 1970
The eleven essays in the present volume are by faculty members at the University of Texas at El Paso and deal generally with issues peculiar to the American Southwest. It is hoped, however, that the collection contains "enough that is of universal interest to avoid the taint of parochialism." Essays discuss (1) problems involved in teaching in…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Contrastive Linguistics
Wise, W. Max – 1970
Changes in college government generally incorporate the following features: (1) they provide structural means for the expression of opinion, (often the right to vote) to representatives of groups hitherto underrepresented or unrepresented on decision-making bodies; (2) they are intended to make the decision-making process more explicit, and more…
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Faculty
Perkes, Victor A. – 1972
Alternatives for working within a regionally adopted framework for selecting an elementary school science program are considered in this paper. The alternatives are ranked on a scale from 0 to 5 in increasing levels of modifying a set instructional pattern: Level 0, typified by indifference to any consistent program in science; Level 1, a complete…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Science, Regional Programs
Groennings, Sven – 1987
International knowledge and economic competitiveness are linked from three perspectives because appropriate connections are currently not being made between global economic change, the competitiveness of the American economy, and the international aspects of American higher education. Sections provide discussions of the following: an introductory…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Change Strategies, Competition, Developed Nations
Del Polito, Carolyn M. – 1983
Revised training programs for health and education service providers are advocated that will result in greater integration of services to disabled children. Attention is directed to curricular and training needs of professionals serving the disabled and their families, as well as the efforts of the American Society of Allied Health Professions…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Allied Health Occupations Education, Change Strategies
Hayden, Rose L. – 1985
The government role in internationalizing business education in the United States is minimal for several reasons: the limited federal role in public education curriculum, limited government-industry collaboration at state and local levels, little effort to standardize the international dimension of college business administration programs, and…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Federal Legislation
Thurston, Paul; Clauss, Joanne – 1985
Justification for school district consolidation is made on the basis of either reducing cost or increasing educational quality. Some cost reduction may be realized through certain economies of scale in some consolidations but it is by no means automatic. The Illinois State Board of Education emphasizes the relationship between high school size and…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum
Squire, James R., Ed. – 1968
The encouragement and formulation of a student's imaginative response to and "engagement" with literature and the concerns of the papers and summaries of discussions in this Dartmouth Seminar report. James Britton discusses refining the student's natural response to literature by developing his increased sense of form ("principally…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Figurative Language
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Norr, James L. – 1972
Until recently most of the research on college student protest of the 1960's has taken either a political socialization or cultural-historical perspective. The research reported here takes an organizational perspective with the expectation that an examination of student protest should contribute to a theory of organizations. Two classes of…
Descriptors: Activism, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Theories, College Students
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