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This important event will be in Groningen on November 18 and 19, 2010. This event is organized by The Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS), in collaboration with the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) and the Center for Mexico (CEM) of the University of Groningen, and the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA). In this event will address various topics of development.
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Groningen University is located in the city of Groningen. This University was founded in 1614. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands.
Now Groningen University has 26,800 students; 3,500 international students, 9 faculties, Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes.
The Groningen canals, ports and warehouses take you back to 14th century Hanseatic times, when Groningen was a member of this alliance of trading gluilds.
The University of Groningen and the city of Groningen are a good place to study. If you need more information about this University you can see in: www.rug.nl
In Lima Peru high school students of public schools learn about Internet from their peers and by themselves. This is a result of the research developed in the capital of Peru, Lima by Prof. Dr. Raul Choque, graduated from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Cristobal Suarez from Universidad de Salamanca of Spain.
1,141 students of high school that are studyng in 4th and 5th grade were part of the research. The results showed that teachers do not teach students how to use the Internet. Students learn mainly from their peers and also when they are searching on the Internet.
Other important result of this research was that students use Internet mainly to get information, to communicate and in minor proportion for school activities. Other important result is that 80% of students access Internet in public booths, therefore the Ministry of Education should make a campain about the use Internet in booths with educational goals.
A reflexion about this research is that in the integration of computers and Internet in the educational system, teachers should first be trained in the use of Internet and use of different tools that can allow students to improve the educational activities.
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Author: Raul Choque
This study aimed to determine the efficacy of a life skills educational program in a high school at the district of Huancavelica, Peru during year 2006. The method applied in this study was a quasi experimental research using a pre-test and post-test with a comparison group. The subjects were 284 students from high school. This study considered variables such as communication, self-esteem, assertiveness, decision making, sex, age, and methodology of education.
The results of this study indicated that the students’ skills of assertiveness and communication improved in the experimental group. Moreover, the most used methodology was the interactive methodology in the experimental group.
In conclusion, the educational program in life skills is effective in a school year in relation to the skills of communication and assertiveness. However, the skills of self- esteem and decision making did not demonstrate a statistical significant difference. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate its implementation.
Key words: life skills, evaluation, efficacy