Bilingual Education in South America

Author: Anne-Marie De Mejía
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853598197
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents a vision of bilingual education in six South American nations: three Andean countries, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, and three 'Southern Cone' countries, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It provides an integrated perspective, including work carried out in majority as well as minority language contexts, referring to developments in the fields of indigeneous, Deaf, and international bilingual and multilingual provision.

Special Education in Latin America

Author: Alfredo J. Artiles
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Describes experiences and discusses issues in special education provision for students with mild disabilities in eight countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, outlining initiatives in teacher training, staff development, and provision of services. Papers on aspects such as th

Education in South America

Author: Simon Schwartzman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472592476
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education in South America is a critical reference guide to development of education in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The chapters, written by local experts, provide an overview of the education system in each country, focusing particularly on policies and implementation of reforms. Key themes include quality and access, multicultural education and the management of education systems. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Schooling for Sustainable Development in South America

Author: Maria Lucia de Amorim Soares
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400717541
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This book supplies both empirical evidence and scholarly analysis that exemplify successful innovation in South America in the field of sustainability education. Examining the issues from a three-fold perspective, of national policy, regional planning and grassroots projects in schools and communities, the volume offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary situation in Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela. It provides case studies as detailed illustrations of the recipe for success as well as to inform researchers and practitioners of the kinds of obstacles and challenges they might face in seeking to manifest sustainability. A good deal of the research and scholarly studies in the field of education for sustainability and sustainable development is underpinned by ‘Western’ norms and culture. This book draws on that literature, yet also teases out features in the case studies that are particular to the region. South America itself encompasses a rich variety of natural and cultural environments—within individual nations as much as continent-wide. This diversity is a recurring theme in the book. The volume’s three sections provide first a general survey, enriched with material from studies conducted in a number of different polities. The second section covers developments in Brazil, South America’s largest nation and one that exhibits many of the features of education for sustainability found across the continent. Part three sets out and explores future trends. As with other books in the Schooling for Sustainable Development series, this volume will add impetus to scholarly exchange as well as contributing insights on education policy and curriculum changes across South American communities that exist in an increasingly globalized world.

Global issues and adult education

Author: Sharan B. Merriam
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN:
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Global Issues and Adult Educationbrings together seven years of cutting-edge research and analysis from the Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education. These emerging leaders in the field investigate the importance of adult education in responding to the challenges of global issues. The book is divided into five sections, each of which examines one overarching topic—globalization and the market economy, marginalized populations, environment and health, community empowerment, and lifelong learning and educational systems. Each section begins with an introduction that provides a framework for understanding the overarching issues and summarizes the chapters in the section.

Alternative Education

Author: Yoshiyuki Nagata
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402049862
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This book examines issues in alternative and mainstream education systems. It presents not only alternative forms of education facing actual issues in societies but also legal and administrative features of education. The book, dealing with issues of minority in education system, addresses school development in the 21st century as well as what kind of educational community should be created in the age of globalization.

Children s Work Schooling and Welfare in Latin America

Author: David Post
Publisher:
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The survey data analyzed illustrates the roles of family and regional poverty, and parental resources, in determining what children did with their time in each country. However, rather than treat children's activities merely as demographic phenomena, or in isolation of the policy environment, Post also scrutinizes the international differences in education policies, labor law, welfare spending, and mobilization for children's rights. Children's Work shows that child labor will not vanish of its own accord nor follow a uniform path even within a common geographic region. Accordingly, there is a role for welfare policy and for popular mobilization. Post indicates that, even when children attend school, as in Peru or Mexico, many students will continue to work to support the family.

An Educational Journey Against All Odds in Guyana South America

Author: Adarsh Kumar Hari
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479723673
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ln this memorable book, Adarsh chronicles the unique history of these schools as they unfolded. He shows how the children (boys and girls) got an opportunity of a lifetime in achieving an education that they would never have acquired; then, they went on to become even more successful in the pursuits of careers and other opportunities that they never would have dreamed possible. Adarsh is able to bring to light a perspective to the cherished legacy that enshrined the history of these schools. Within these pages, it is truly remarkable to behold that given the opportunities for success and the guiding hand of support and encouragement lives are changed and legacies are born.