Offering a well-organized overview of Latin America's development from pre-Columbian times to the present, this cultural reader is written in straightforward, accessible Spanish depending heavily on cognates "without" compromising the natural flow of a native speaker's discourse. A comprehensive review of the main cultural areas of Latin America, including coverage of the Hispanic countries of the Caribbean and Central America, the Andean region (Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia), and the southern cone (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay). Context-specific coverage of U.S.-Latin American relations explores the role of the United States in Latin American affairs in the context of the different cultural regions, particularly in the case of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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This communicative, needs-based approach to learning Spanish is designed to help professionals or pre-professionals in one of the many areas of health care. Note: As can be expected for the needs of this profession, this text contains explicit vocabulary and illustrations related to body parts, illnesses, and health issues.
Since the mid-1980s, the psychology of liberation movement has been a catalyst for collective and individual change in communities throughout Latin America, and beyond; and recent political developments are making its powerful, transformative ideas more relevant than ever before. Psychology of Liberation: Theory and Applications updates the activist frameworks developed by Ignacio Martin-Baro and Paulo Freire with compelling stories from the frontlines of conflict in the developing and developed worlds, as social science and psychological practice are allied with struggles for peace, justice, and equality. In these chapters, liberation is presented as both an ongoing process and a core dimension of wellbeing, entailing the reconstruction of social identity and the transformation of all parties involved, both oppressed and oppressors. It also expands the social consciousness of professionals, bringing more profound meaning to practice and enhancing related areas such as peace psychology, as shown in articles such as these: Philippines: the role of liberation movements in the transition to democracy. Venezuela: liberation psychology as a therapeutic intervention with street youth. South Africa: the movement for representational knowledge. Muslim world: religion, the state, and the gendering of human rights. Ireland: linking personal and political development. Australia: addressing issues of racism, identity, and immigration. Colombia: building cultures of peace from the devastation of war. Psychology of Liberation demonstrates the commitment to overcome social injustices and oppression. The book is a critical resource for social and community psychologists as well as policy analysts. It can also be used as a text for graduate courses in psychology, sociology, social work and community studies.
The book examines how the understanding of the global and the local has changed in response to ongoing reconfigurations between the state and society. It also emphasizes the importance of schooling as an institution both within and across national contexts, a holistic approach that helps us move beyond a conglomeration of isolated local events to pay attention to global trends. In this regard, the book underscores the richness of contextual factors that may create opportunities for innovation, or may serve as constraints in the implementation process. As a whole, the book brings new questions about globalization and the imperatives of education policy and implementation.
Archaeological Heritage in a Modern Urban Landscape evaluates issues about the preservation, social role and management of archaeological sites in the Trujillo area, north coast of Peru, specifically those of the Moche culture (100-800 AD). Moche was one of the great civilizations of ancient Peru, with spectacular ceremonial adobe architecture and settlements distributed across a landscape formed by coastal valleys and one of the largest deserts of South America. In the last decades political and economic changes have brought rural migrations to the city of Trujillo and nearby zones, causing the emergence of extensive new communities in the margins of the metropolis. And although Trujillo’s Moche heritage has become a symbol of regional identity, most local Moche sites are under siege because of urban development. This book offers a new perspective on the development of modern communities settled beside archaeological sites and contributes to improving best practices in the management of archaeological sites and preservation in an urban setting.
This anthology presents a comprehensive review of mathematics and its teaching in the following nations in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. The last summary of mathematics education encompassing countries from the Southern Americas appeared in 1966. Progress in the field during five decades has remained unexamined until now. Contents:ARGENTINA: A Review of Mathematics Education through Mathematical Problems at the Secondary Level (Betina Duarte)BOLIVIA: An Approach to Mathematics Education in the Plurinational State (A Pari)BRAZIL: History and Trends in Mathematics Education (Beatriz S D'Ambrosio, Juliana Martins, and Viviane de Oliveira Santos)CHILE: The Context and Pedagogy of Mathematics Teaching and Learning (Eliana D Rojas and Fidel Oteiza)COLOMBIA: The Role of Mathematics in the Making of a Nation (Hernando J Echeverri and Angela M Restrepo)COSTA RICA: History and Perspectives on Mathematics and Mathematics Education (Ángel Ruiz)CUBA: Mathematics and Its Teaching (Otilio B Mederos Anoceto, Miguel A Jiménez Pozo, and José M Sigarreta)GUYANA: The Mathematical Growth of an Emerging Nation (Mahendra Singh and Lenox Allicock)HAITI: History of Mathematics Education (Jean W Richard)HONDURAS: Origins, Development, and Challenges in the Teaching of Mathematics (Marvin Roberto Mendoza Valencia)MÉXICO: The History and Development of a Nation and Its Influence on the Development of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (Eduardo Mancera and Alicia Ávila)PANAMÁ: Towards the First World through Mathematics (Euclides Samaniego, Nicolás A Samaniego, and Benigna Fernández)PARAGUAY: A Review of the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (Gabriela Gómez Pasquali)PERÚ: A Look at the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (César Carranza Saravia and Uldarico Malaspina Jurado)PUERTO RICO: The Forging of a National Identity in Mathematics Education (Héctor Rosario, Daniel McGee, Jorge M López, Ana H Quintero, and Omar A Hernández)TRINIDAD and TOBAGO: Mathematics Education in the Twin Island Republic (Shereen Alima Khan and Vimala Judy Kamalodeen)VENEZUELA: Signs for the Historical Reconstruction of Its Mathematics Education (Fredy Enrique González) Readership: Graduates and professionals in mathematics education; education planners. Key Features:Featured introduction by Professor Ubiratàn D'Ambrosio of Brazil — the most prestigious of Latin American mathematics educatorsInsights into the impact of political changes of mathematics education in Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil etc.Historical references, not available elsewhere, are covered in this bookKeywords:Mathematics;Mathematics Teaching;South America;Central America;Caribbean;Mathematics Curriculum;History of Mathematics;Mathematics Education;Pedagogy in Mathematics
José Aricó explores why Latin-American reality was apparently 'excluded' from Marx's thought. Identifying the contradictions in Marx's attitude to 'peripheral' countries, Aricó challenges charges of 'Eurocentrism', demonstrating how Marx's hostility to Simón Bolívar's 'Bonapartism' coloured his attitude towards the continent.
FUENTES, the successful two volume intermediate Spanish program presents an integrated skills approach to intermediate Spanish that develops both receptive and productive skills simultaneously. Fuentes is made up of FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA (FCG) and FUENTES: LECTURA Y REDACCIÓN (FLR). Although FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA and FUENTES: LECTURA Y REDACCIÓN are designed to be used together, they can also be used independently of each other. FUENTES: CONVERSACIÓN Y GRAMÁTICA, Fourth Edition, is organized by chapter theme, grammar, functions, and vocabulary. Fuentes program approach and philosophy: We learn by doing. By using the language to communicate original thoughts, in oral and written form, and by interacting with written texts and recorded conversations, students will acquire a high degree of proficiency. Skill integration promotes language development. Each skill reinforces the others; therefore, students learn to comprehend and produce language while practicing specific strategies for listening, reading, and writing. Many activities combine skills to better reflect real-life language use. Language is culture, and culture is reflected in language. By being exposed to real-life situations and by comparing the new cultures with their own, students acquire an awareness of and respect for other peoples. Spiraling of material is essential to move students from learning to acquisition. Continuous and systematic reentry of previously studied material while learning about new topics leads students to acquisition of language needed to carry out specific functions. Learning is enhanced when it is enjoyable. If the material presented places students in a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere, and if students enjoy class activities, their rate of success increases. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.