Bibliography: Mexico (page 027 of 481)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the Positive Universe: Mexico website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Josep Cru, Henry Etzkowitz, Dale Willits, Iftekhar Amin, New Mexico Public Education Department, Stan Ingman, Maria Thomas-Ruzic, Fatima Encinas Prudencio, Amy Cummins, and Kristine Denman.

Jesmin, Syeda S.; Amin, Iftekhar; Ingman, Stan (2011). Sustainability of Seniors in Low- and Middle-Income Societies, Educational Gerontology. As low income societies are aging rapidly, government and families face challenges to support the seniors, who are already at greater risks of being negatively affected by many other social, cultural, and global changes occurring around them. This paper reviews some of the major challenges faced by seniors in China, India, Mexico, and African countries. It also examines some of the sustainable solutions to these challenges. [More] Descriptors: Low Income, Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Aging (Individuals)

New Mexico Public Education Department (2017). Bilingual Multicultural Education Annual Report for School Year 2015-2016. The Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) strives to serve all students participating in BMEPs so that all students achieve the program goals as outlined by New Mexico statute and education code, these are: (1) students become bilingual and biliterate in English and a second language; and (2) students meet all academic content standards and benchmarks in all subject areas. The purpose of the Bilingual Multicultural Education Annual Report is to comply with state statute and inform stakeholders regarding the BMEB's efforts and how these are connected to PED's current initiatives. The BMEB actively works to streamline and provide data that can be used in meaningful and purposeful ways and is committed to improving the quality of data and of reporting. To that aim, the report focuses on the four key areas. It (1) collects and reports data on district, school, and student participation; (2) collects and reports data regarding language proficiency in order to assess progress on the first goal of BMEPs for students to become bilingual and biliterate; (3) analyzes and reports achievement data based on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests and on the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (SBA) for relevant subgroups, including English ELs, to assess progress on the second goal of BMEPs for students to meet all academic content standards; and (4) evaluates and determines program effectiveness and use of funds for BMEPs. This report addresses the key areas above with data for the 2015-2016 school year, providing some longitudinal data for comparison over time. Not all data is uniform, and where this may factor into the interpretation of data results, it is noted. The following are appended: (1) English Language Proficiency Data (ACCESS for ELLs©) by District and State Charters for 2015-2016; (2) Woodcock Mu̱oz Spanish Language Proficiency Data by District, 2015-2016; (3) LAS Links Spanish Language Proficiency Data by Proficiency Level by District, 2015-2016; (4) LAS Links Spanish Language Proficiency Data by Designation by District, 2015-2016; (5) IPT Spanish Language Proficiency Data by Proficiency Level District, 2015-2016; (6) IPT Spanish Language Proficiency Data by Designation by District, 2015-2016; (7) Native Language Proficiency Data by District, 2015-2016; (8) Bilingual Multicultural Education Programs by District, School, Grade, Language and Model; (9) Total Operational BMEP Allocations by District and Charter School; (10) Bilingual Multicultural Education Program Models and Instructional Time; and (11) Glossary and Acronyms. [More] Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Annual Reports, Student Educational Objectives

Cummins, Amy (2013). Border Crossings: Undocumented Migration between Mexico and the United States in Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Children's Literature in Education. This study identifies patterns in 11 English language young adult novels from the past three decades (1981-2011) which depict undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States. The increase in YA novels on this topic demonstrates rising public concern. These books offer sympathetic identification with border crossing youth. Eight of the 11 books use narration from the perspective of the border crosser. Six of the protagonists are transported by parents, while the others make the decision to enter the United States without authorization. The border crossers struggle against antagonistic forces of poverty, physical danger, and immigration laws. Migration is not a unidirectional movement from Mexico into the United States; most, but not all, of the border crossers live in the United States at the narratives' conclusions. These literary works implicitly urge the "empathetic outreach" of Gloria Anzaldua's borderlands philosophy and argue for what Pablo Ramirez terms a "borderlands ethical stance" in which individuals justifiably violate laws. This essay advances discourse about Mexican immigration into the United States by establishing fundamental characteristics of the YA novel about undocumented migration, analyzing significant examples, and exploring implications for teachers. [More] Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Foreign Countries, Novels, Immigration

Macgillivray, Ian K. (2006). The Struggle for Mexico's First Gay-Straight Alliance: Como una Novela Real, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education. In 2004, a group of high school students at a private American school in Mexico City started the first gay-straight alliance in Mexico. A small group of conservative parents and a Mormon principal organized in opposition. This paper details the students' struggle to keep their club and offers lessons learned about student activism, school change, and personal growth. [More] Descriptors: Activism, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, High School Students

Smith, Patrick H.; Murillo, Luz A. (2015). Theorizing Translanguaging and Multilingual Literacies through Human Capital Theory, International Multilingual Research Journal. In this conceptual article we invite multilingual researchers to consider the concept of translanguaging through the lens of human capital theory. Our thinking about the interconnections among human capital, multilingualism, and translanguaging is motivated by our research in border "colonias" and other minoritized communities in South Texas, and we begin by describing these globalized Mexican diaspora communities located on the U.S.-Mexico border. We provide a brief overview of translanguaging by connecting this concept to similar terms used in related disciplines of interest to multilingualism research. We discuss how human capital has been used in educational research before outlining six forms of capital that offer potential for understanding how multilingualism can be fostered in and out of schools. We conclude with suggestions for empirical research on multilingual literacies and translanguaging. [More] Descriptors: Multilingualism, Literacy, Code Switching (Language), Human Capital

López, Regina; Vaughn, Courtney (2015). A House of Mirrors: Seeing Myself, Seeing Mexican American Children, Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas. As a Mexican American and an educator, all of my life I have travelled between formal educational and Mexican American cultures. For decades I felt alienated professionally and thoroughly embedded within my ethnic origins until an educational trip to Mexico encouraged me to think differently. As a result, to become a more authentic educator and person, with my coauthor's assistance, I conducted a reflective self-study. To accomplish this task, I looked for myself within a large body of literature on Mexican American education by gazing into mirrors that throughout my life reflected how others viewed me, and how I in turn came to define myself. My journey personalizes the literature, making it increasingly accessible to those charged with educating Mexican American children. [More] Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students, Reflection, Self Evaluation (Individuals)

Martínez-Fernández, J. Reinaldo; Vermunt, Jan D. (2015). A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Patterns of Learning and Academic Performance of Spanish and Latin-American Undergraduates, Studies in Higher Education. The aim of this study was to analyse and compare the learning patterns of higher education students from Spain and three Latin-American countries (Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela). For this purpose Vermunt's Inventory of Learning Styles (ILS) was translated into Spanish and tested. The participants were 456 undergraduates enrolled in a teacher education programme who completed the ILS and a set of questions about their academic performance, personal background and university experience. The data were analysed using reliability and factor analyses, analysis of variance and structural equation modelling. The results showed significant differences in mean ILS scores and factor structures between students from different countries. Academic performance was explained to a significant degree by some ILS scales about learning patterns. The results were interpreted within a cross-cultural framework, focusing on differences reported up to date between Latin-American and Spanish students versus Western and Asian students. [More] Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Guidelines, Latin Americans, Cognitive Style

Cru, Josep (2015). Language Revitalisation from the Ground Up: Promoting Yucatec Maya on Facebook, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. This paper looks at current grassroots efforts to revitalise Yucatec Maya, an indigenous language of Mexico, in social media and more specifically on Facebook. In contrast to the limitations of institutional language promotion, the inclusion of Maya on Facebook shows the possibilities that social networks offer not only for actual use of minoritised languages but also for advocacy and activism, particularly among indigenous youth. The concept of heteroglossia is also introduced to explain the plurilingual practices of youngsters in Yucatðn based on their increasingly complex linguistic repertoire. The main argument is that grassroots initiatives of language revitalisation that focus on local contexts, horizontal linguistic practices, and speakers as final agents are particularly significant in a country with deeply entrenched vertical and often tokenistic policies aimed at the promotion of indigenous languages and cultures. [More] Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Language Planning, Foreign Countries

Lewis, Vivian; Spiro, Lisa; Wang, Xuemao; Cawthorne, Jon E. (2015). Building Expertise to Support Digital Scholarship: A Global Perspective, Council on Library and Information Resources. This report sheds light on the expertise required to support a robust and sustainable digital scholarship (DS) program. It focuses first on defining and describing the key domain knowledge, skills, competencies, and mindsets at some of the world's most prominent digital scholarship programs. It then identifies the main strategies used to build this expertise, both formally and informally. The work is set in a global context, examining leading digital scholarship organizations in China, India, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The report provides recommendations to help those currently involved in or considering embarking on a digital scholarship program. Appended are: (1) Profiles of Participating Digital Scholarship Organizations; and (2) Sample Interview Questions. [The foreword was written by Chuck Henry.] [More] Descriptors: Expertise, Scholarship, Electronic Publishing, Organizations (Groups)

Piotrowski, Chris (2015). Mass Media Use by College Students during Hurricane Threat, College Student Journal. There is a dearth of studies on how college students prepare for the threat of natural disasters. This study surveyed college students' preferences in mass media use prior to an approaching hurricane. The convenience sample (n = 76) were from a university located in the hurricane-prone area of the central Gulf of Mexico coast. Interestingly, reliance on the Internet and TV were the main media weather sources (76% vs. 70%), closely followed by the use of radio (50%). These results are consistent with disaster research based on general population samples. Moreover, only 30% of these college students felt "well-prepared" in the event of a hurricane and, alarmingly, only 50% were familiar with the state's official disaster web-site, "" These findings have implications for effective mass media communication strategies directed at the younger generation during natural disasters. [More] Descriptors: Natural Disasters, College Students, Readiness, Student Surveys

Thomas-Ruzic, Maria; Prudencio, Fatima Encinas (2015). North-South Collaborations: Learning from a Decade of Intercultural Experiences for Teachers and Faculty in One Mexican and US University Partnership, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This paper focuses on an ongoing international collaboration between two large public universities, one in the US and one in Mexico, through projects in program development, faculty exchange, graduate student/teacher field experiences, student mentoring and joint research in the area of a foreign/second language teaching and teacher development. Insights from the literature on higher education collaboration and teacher exchange are presented, along with an analysis of the characteristics and conditions that have contributed to this particular network of collaborations over a ten-year period from 2004-2014 and still continues today. Consideration is given to ways in which collaborating across diverse cultures is complex and how networks can contribute to teacher learning. We conclude with implications for collaboration, especially in intercultural teacher education, among diverse higher education participants across geopolitical and cultural boundaries. [More] Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Teachers

Etzkowitz, Henry (2015). Rendezvous of the "Third Kind": Triple Helix Origins and Future Possibilities, Industry and Higher Education. The Triple Helix, representing university-industry-government interactions, was rooted in a 1993 International Workshop on University-Industry Relations at UNAM's Centro Para la Innovacion Technologica in Mexico City. Impelled by Mexican reality, where university-industry interactions and the institutions themselves operated within a governmental framework, the image equally fits laissez-faire societies where the role of government in university-industry interactions can also be discerned. This article discusses the source of the Triple Helix model in a government-led response to economic downturn in early twentieth century New England which recognized universities as a key regional actor, and suggests how the model may play a role in response to the contemporary economic crisis. [More] Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Models

Willits, Dale; Broidy, Lisa M.; Denman, Kristine (2015). Schools and Drug Markets: Examining the Relationship between Schools and Neighborhood Drug Crime, Youth & Society. Research on drug markets indicates that they are not randomly distributed. Instead they are concentrated around specific types of places. Theoretical and empirical literature implicates routine activities and social disorganization processes in this distribution. In the current study, we examine whether, consistent with these theories, drug markets are particularly likely to form near schools. This research contributes to our understanding of adolescent drug use patterns by assessing some of the place and neighborhood-level mechanisms that help explain how schools facilitate access to illicit drugs. Using data from Albuquerque, New Mexico, we find that neighborhoods with middle schools and high schools experience more drug crime than neighborhoods without middle or high schools. Moreover, the relationship between school presence and drug crime is strongest during the hours directly before, during, and after school. Theoretical and policy implications are discussed. [More] Descriptors: Crime, Drug Abuse, Neighborhoods, Schools

Barraza, Laura (2015). Attitudes to Animal Dilemmas: An Exploratory Comparison between Mexican and English Children, International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. This research explores some of the factors that influence the relations about empathy and/or rejection that children establish towards some animal species. The role that school has within the social context in these dynamics was considered. Attitudes of young children (aged 7 to 9) from Mexico and England towards specific animal species, examining attitudinal differences not only between cultures, and educational systems, but between species have been compared. Ecological dilemmas involving animals are used as a method to analyse children's constructions of the environment in the field of moral development and conservation. Children expressed more negative attitudes towards spiders and snakes, than towards monkeys and birds. Although these attitudes in themselves are not surprising, the material in this study provides new information on how young children construct their moral ideas on conservation matters through the used of ecological dilemmas. Children's reactions vary according to culture, experience, affiliation for a particular animal and school ethos. [More] Descriptors: Animals, Empathy, Moral Development, Conservation (Environment)

Strunin, Lee; Díaz-Martínez, Alejandro; Díaz-Martínez, L. Rosa; Kuranz, Seth; Hernández-Ávila, Carlos A.; Pantridge, Caroline E.; Fernández-Varela, Héctor (2015). Natural Mentors and Youth Drinking: A Qualitative Study of Mexican Youths, Health Education Research. Parental influences on youth drinking are well documented but not the influence of extended family members. This article explores extended family influences on alcohol use among Mexican youths and whether extended family members can be considered natural mentors. We conducted a qualitative study using ethnographic open ended interviews with 117 first year university students in Mexico City. The ethnographic interviews revealed six drinking groups: excessive, heavy, regular, occasional, abstainers and non drinkers. Youths reported close relationships with extended family members who provided counsel and acted as representatives of familial norms and values. The alcohol beliefs and behaviors of these family members, including their alcohol misuse, had a positive influence on youths' alcohol attitudes. The naturally occurring mentoring relationships of Mexican extended family members can positively influence moderate youth drinking. Natural mentoring relationships should be encouraged and facilitated in prevention efforts for Mexican youths, Mexican-American youths and potentially other Hispanic/Latino youths. [More] Descriptors: Mentors, Family Influence, Alcohol Abuse, Qualitative Research

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