Bibliography: Honduras (page 13 of 15)

This annotated bibliography is reformatted and customized for the Hondureinas website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include London (England). Science Dept. British Council, Alvaro Agudo Guevara, Toronto (Ontario). International Council for Adult Education, Margaret McCallin, Gary Hansen, Kjell Linder, Amherst. Center for International Education. Massachusetts Univ, Gilbert L. Delgado, Scientific United Nations Educational, and Rosslyn Inter-American Foundation.

Guevara, Alvaro Agudo (1985). A Study of Public Library Users in Some Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. This user survey was part of a three-part diagnostic study that sought to obtain information on how public libraries operate in Latin America (Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Venezuela) and the Caribbean (Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, and Surinam) and the social role performed by this type of service in the region. Each part of the study involved preparation and administration of a questionnaire to public libraries in all countries of the region. A total of 3,796 questionnaires representing 192 libraries in 11 countries were processed. The objectives of the user survey were: (1) to draw a user profile based on sex, age, level of education, background (urban, suburban, or rural) and socio-economic level; (2) to draw a user profile based on use made of the library, taking into account the stated usefulness of the information sought, the type of material consulted, how long the user has been visiting the library, how often and how much, and how well his information needs are satisfied; (3) to investigate the relationship between the user's choice of a library and the features of the library that affect this choice; and (4) to obtain information on how users learn about the library. The first section of this report sets forth the objectives of the user survey, briefly describes the methods used, and characterizes the participants. The second section contains an analysis of the data obtained and presents the conclusions. Questionnaires and statistical tables showing study results are appended. Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Materials, Library Research, Library Services

Inter-American Foundation, Rosslyn, VA. (1988). Inter-American Foundation Annual Report 1987. This annual report from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), a federal development agency, includes letters from foundation officials describing the IAF-funded work in poverty areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. The report describes IAF's In-Country Support System (ICS), staffed by local professionals who assist grantees and report their progress. The ICS is described as an intermediary agency for many grassroots groups that have no affiliation to, or assistance from, local private development organizations. School programs in Venezuela and Bolivia are briefly described. There is a section of "1987 Program Highlights" offering general information on various types of grants: agricultural/rural development; education and training; community services; urban enterprises; and cultural expression. Another section discusses the role IAF plays in developing countries and some of the problems overcome by the agency and its grantees. This document contains a series of country reports describing amounts and purposes of 234 grants made to grantee agencies in 1987. Grantee agencies were in the following countries: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Antigua, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, and Ecuador. Articles focus on rural development projects in Paraguay and Chile, pesticide safety in Ecuador, Brazilian education projects, fishing assistance in Dominica, a Guatemalan program for widowed mothers, a Colombian sanitation program, and a Mexican survey on women's economic roles. This document contains maps, photos, graphs, statistical data, and grant application information.   [More]  Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Annual Reports, Community Development, Developing Nations

International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario). (1979). Research in Adult Education: Adult Education and Development. Report on the International Seminars Held at the Nordic Folk Academy (Kungalv, Sweden, June 25-27, 1979). This publication contains reports, papers, and presentations from the International Seminar on Research in Adult Education and Development. The keynote address, The Role (Past, Present, and Future) of Adult Education in Development, reviews the five-year Design for Action from the 1976 International Conference on Adult Education and Development. The report of the research seminar contains these sections: key issues raised, summaries of ten papers and presentations (panels and consortium), and research needs. Titles include (1) Adult Learning–The Study Circle as Method, (2) The Role of Research in Adult Education Activities, (3) Recruitment to Adult Education–Research and Outreaching Activities, (4) Evaluation Plan for the National Adult Education Program in India, and (5) Issues in Participatory Research. The report of the second seminar contains these materials: observation, questions, and issues; strategies and recommendations; six national case studies; and reports on three international and four national development aid agencies. The case studies of adult education in practice describe literacy and health in Kenya, rural development in Honduras and Haiti, integrated child development services in India, women's participation in development in Nigeria, and Tanzania's Folk Development Colleges.   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Case Studies

Delgado, Gilbert L. (1995). A Comparative Overview of the Education of Deaf Children in Central America, the Caribbean and Parts of South America. This paper describes the current state of education for deaf children in Central America and the Caribbean (with some mention of parts of South America), focusing on an historical description of events and forces impacting these regions; current educational philosophies; adult associations of deaf people; intra/intercountry networking; educational and medical aspects; and visions for the future. The countries included are: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Antigua, Dominica, and the Bahamas, with mentions of Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. The historic importance in deaf education of individual visionary educators or international organizations in particular countries is noted. The role of the International Center on Deafness at Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.) is also noted. The influence of the "total communication" philosophy and the development of Associations of the Deaf are briefly discussed. The lack of professional training programs in this area is illustrated by a table showing training possibilities across Central America. Effects of the ownership of teacher preparation centers by otolaryngologists are also noted (such as a medical pathology approach to deafness).   [More]  Descriptors: Access to Education, Advocacy, Comparative Education, Deafness

Linder, Kjell (1990). Functional Literacy Projects and Project Proposals: Selected Examples. A Special Study for the World Conference on Education for All (Thailand, March 5-9, 1990). Part I of this report describes projects in progress in nine countries: Bangladesh (Mass Education through Small Local Organizations), China (Multi-purpose Adult Education Schools and Resource Centres), Ethiopia (Literacy and Post-Literacy Programme), Jamaica (Jamaican Movement for the Advancement of Literacy), Nepal (Training for Vocational Skills through Nonformal Adult Education), Nicaragua (National Literacy Campaign and Its Follow-up), Sierra Leone (Literacy and Civic Education for Women), Somalia (Functional Literacy and Civic Education for Women), and People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (National Literacy and Adult Education Programme). A comparative summary provided for each project outlines objectives, approach, results, literacy use, and UNESCO involvement. A narrative description of the project follows. Part II contains proposals for projects in 11 countries: People's Republic of China (Tibet), Ecuador, Jordan (the West Bank), People's Democratic Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama), seven Pacific Island states, and Vietnam. Each proposal consists of these components: country, project title, implementing authority, duration, overall objectives, external funds needed, situation/problem, approach, outputs, and budget. Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Developing Nations

British Council, London (England). Science Dept. (1972). Science Education Newsletter Number 19, August 1972. British science and mathematics education activities are described. Brief accounts are given of developments in the following Schools Council projects: Integrated Science (grades nine through eleven), Science 5/13 (grades one through eight), Environmental Studies (grades one through eight), and Mathematics for the Majority (grades seven through eleven). Books, films, and instructional kits for science, and an information service provided by a computer firm are also described. The educational implications of conversion to the metric system, the development of the Open University, and reports prepared by the Scottish Consultative Committee on the Curriculum and by Schools Council working parties are discussed. Nineteen books, or series of books, are viewed. These publications include texts for student use, notes on evaluation techniques, and reviews of science and mathematics education in Australia and Africa. Abstracts of selected articles in the British educational press are provided. Summaries of recent developments in British Honduras, Israel, Nigeria, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uganda, and accounts of three international conferences and details of a competition for science and mathematics teachers conclude the news articles. An index for newsletters 13-18 is appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Abstracts, Book Reviews, Curriculum, Evaluation

Hansen, Gary (1990). Terms of Endowment: A New A.I.D. Approach to Institutional Development, Innovative Development Approaches. This series issue presents a description and assessment of the Agency for International Development (AID) funded endowment concept as conducted by a number of AID Missions and host governments in Latin American and the Caribbean. These endowments are being used to strengthen and sustain the financial base of existing or new non-governmental institutions, including foundations and educational institutions; or to help in transferring important development functions that are poorly performed by the public sector. Topics discussed include: the creation, funding, expansion, and management of endowments; their dissolution; and issues of concern that could hinder host governments and donors from establishing a successful endowment. These issues include institutional displacement, organizational performance, political interference, and the rapid devaluation of an endowment due to such things as currency instability, rampant inflation, and government policies. Also discussed are issues concerning financial accountability in order to protect endowment resources, and the point at which AID responsibility for monitoring and exercising control over the management and use of endowment earnings ends. Names and descriptions of eight AID-funded endowments in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Portugal conclude the report.   [More]  Descriptors: Accountability, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Endowment Funds

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). (1995). Review of the Present Situation in Special Needs Education. This review of special education worldwide is based on questionnaire replies of appropriate ministries in 63 United Nations member states during 1993-94. Part 1 provides a summary and analysis of the information received and highlights trends, comparing situations reported in the previous survey (1986-87) with the present survey. This section discusses global trends in eight areas: special education policy, legislation, administration and organization, special education provision, role of parents, teacher training, finance, and research and development. Part 2 consists of country summaries presented in a uniform format covering the same eight areas. National summaries are provided for the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Appended are the questionnaire used and country population figures. (Contains 14 references.) Descriptors: Comparative Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Administration

Development Communication Report (1983). Development Communication Report, No. 41, March 1983. This newsletter on development projects in developing nations include the following major articles: (1) "An Insider's Perspective: Dr. Henry Cassirer Talks to DCR about Development Communication and Unesco"; (2) "Comic Books Carry Health Messages to Rural Children in Honduras," by Oscar Vigano; (3) "Computers Come to the Aid of Planners: New Software Package Available," by Judy Brace; (4) "Radio Improving Status of Women in Nepal," by Kathleen Goodman and Mana Wagley; (5) "Social Marketing Strategies for Diarrheal Disease Control Programs–PAHO 'Communications for Health' Workshop," by Ann Jimerson and Michael McQuestion; (6) "South Pacific Islanders Use Satellites in Nutrition Communication," by Gloria Renda and Brian Riordan; (7) "Breaking the Cycle," by Jacques Dupont; (8)"The 'Dirty Power' Problems" (about unstable electrical power) by Gary Garriott; (9) "Using Audiocassettes in Distance Education," by Jo Bradley; and (10) "Foreign Television by Satellite Enhances Language Studies in U.S.A.," by Victor Aulestia. Reviews of recent publications and of ERIC documents, as well as development-related conference announcements are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Comics (Publications), Computer Programs, Developing Nations

Development Communication Report (1987). Development Communication Report. No. 56-59. Four issues of this newsletter focus primarily on the use of communication technologies in developing nations to educate their people. The issues included in this collection are: (1) No. 56 (1987-1), which highlights agricultural, health, and educational projects that have used radio, telecommunications, and interactive video to train trainers and/or reach their target audiences; (2) No. 57 (1987-2), which features reports on pilot projects of the U.S. Agency for International Development-supported Rural Satellite Program in Indonesia, Peru, and the Caribbean, and communication strategies and lessons learned from HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) education efforts in the United States and the developing world; (3) No. 58 (1987-3), which describes the use of radio and videotape recordings to disseminate agricultural and public health information in the rural areas of developing countries; and (4) No. 59 (1987-4), which focuses on the use of comics and video for disseminating health information and ongoing interactive radio instruction activities in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Lesotho, and Papua New Guinea. Reviews of recent publications and announcements of development-related conferences and courses are included in individual issues.   [More]  Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Communications Satellites, Developing Nations, Distance Education

Evans, Thomas; And Others (1993). An Inexpensive School/Home Intervention Program To Raise Student Achievement. A comprehensive strategy targeted to raise student achievement is arguably one of the most important components of any school's vision for improvement. This paper describes a comprehensive intervention program at The San Alejo American School, Honduras (student enrollment: <100). This program was aimed toward raising students' achievement levels while simultaneously preventing their early or continued failure at school. The intervention program had five components: (1) a family-centered study skills workshop; (2) a family-centered reading activities workshop; (3) a school-wide reading campaign; (4) a behavioral modification strategies workshop; and (5) regularly scheduled enrichment sessions between teachers and students in need of additional assistance. Parents were integrally involved in program implementation, and their involvement served as an inexpensive substitute for a high priced intervention program. Additionally, their participation in the program tended to increase parents' sense of ownership for their children's' education, thus providing the program developers with a valuable source of support. This program also led to an improvement in parent-teacher relationships and greater collaboration between teachers.   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification

Development Communication Report (1980). Development Communication in an Urban Setting. The application of lessons gained from rural experience with development communications to the problems of delivering social services to the poorer segments of the urban areas is described in a report on the squatter upgrading project in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. A Project Support Communications Unit established to provide communication between the communities and the Housing Project Unit uses such media as videotape, slides, films, audiotape, photographs, posters and leaflets, and street theater and popular music to enhance the flow of information to and from project participants. Also included in this issue are articles describing a program for the social marketing of contraceptives in Mexico; a bilingual program in Austin, Texas, which is based on low-cost program and media production models developed in several Latin American countries; an independent service for pretesting media messages; a rural communication network in Liberia; a curriculum reform project in Honduras; a game for teaching literacy; the Laubach method for producing literacy primers; and a major project now underway to test whether radio can be used effectively to teach English language arts. Book reviews and ERIC resources are also included, as well as a regular feature, Dilemmas in Country X: Candid Discussions about Failures. Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Communications, Contraception, Curriculum Development

Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education. (1979). International Perspectives on Nonformal Education. Conference Proceedings of the New England Meeting of the Comparative and International Society (Amherst, Massachusetts, May 3, 1979). This document contains the papers delivered at the New England Regional Meeting which focused on the theme of International Perspectives on Nonformal Education. The keynote address provides a state of the art of nonformal education and discusses its successes, limitations, and future challenges. The first group of papers presents philosophical and programmatic concerns of nonformal education. One paper discusses the ideological presumptions of nonformal education. The collaborative process in international nonformal education programs is examined in another paper. A third paper discusses the instructional staff for out of school education and a look at voluntarism. The second group of papers examines nonformal education in various countries and presents case studies of specific nonformal education projects. For example, one paper describes the Village Polytechnic in the rural areas of Kenya as a potential solution to the problem of skyrocketing unemployment of thousands of primary school graduates who are unable to continue their formal education. Another paper discusses the Haiku and the tea ceremony of Japan. Other papers look at nonformal education in Turkey, West Germany, Honduras, Chile, Ghana, Poland, Africa, and Mexico. Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Conference Papers, Lifelong Learning

McCallin, Margaret (1988). International Catholic Child Bureau Report of a Pilot Study To Assess Levels of Stress in a Sample of 90 Refugee Children in Central America. This pilot study assessed the levels of stress of 90 refugee children aged 7 to 12 years. The countries of origin were El Salvador and Nicaragua; the countries of asylum were Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Parents and teachers assessed each child by means of a questionnaire. Parents completed a second questionnaire which contributed background information about children's experiences. Results indicated a high correlation between teacher and parent assessments. Teachers reported that children exhibited learning problems, and some children exhibited antisocial behavior. Results also indicated that: (1) children exhibited psychosomatic symptoms of stress and a need for reassurance; (2) children who had experienced civil violence had higher levels of stress than children who had not; (3) stress levels increased with family size; (4) some stress-causing factors, such as the experience of civil violence combined with poor living conditions in the country of asylum, had an interactive effect on each other; and (5) children's experience of civil violence over a long period of time had long-term consequences for their development. Nine references are cited. Appendixes include English language versions of the parent and teacher questionnaires, a list of changes made for the English versions of the questionnaires, the background information questionnaire, and presentations of the statistical data from the study. Descriptors: Anxiety, Children, Emotional Problems, Family Size

Rivero, Jose (1990). Latin America and the Caribbean: A Major Project for Literacy. Literacy Lessons. The overall illiteracy rate has been in sharp decline in Latin America, falling from 27.3 percent in 1970 to 17.3 percent in 1985. However, the total number of illiterate people has remained practically stable over the same period. Overall literacy rates tend to increase with the rurality of the population, the proportion of women, the absence of schooling, and the school failure rate of school-age children. Members of cultures that have an oral tradition have difficulties using written codes. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the main national and regional efforts to combat illiteracy have taken place in the 1980s as part of the Major Project in Education. The project's goals, strategies, and procedures were defined in 1981. The project strives to eradicate Latin American illiteracy before the end of the century and to develop educational services for adults. The countries that have developed national literacy campaigns include Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. At its present rate, the project will be able to reduce the number of illiterate people in the region by only 6 million by the end of the century, leaving 37 million illiterate adults. The project has established the REDALF regional network for personnel training among sponsors and providers of adult education. Descriptors: Academic Failure, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education

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