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Social Order And The Culture Of Corruption In India, Arunodhaya Jebamani 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Social Order And The Culture Of Corruption In India, Arunodhaya Jebamani

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Corruption is rampant in India and is prevalent in every sector of the Indian society. The purpose of this paper is to discuss selected cases to understand the widespread corruption that occurs in various sectors of the society such as academia, business, banking, law enforcement and other everyday services. This paper will address how the social order contributes to these corrupt practices, and tries to shed some light on how corrupt practices have been socially accepted and have become an unavoidable norm in many cases. The paper also studies the structures that exist and aide in augmenting corruption in India ...


Region, Nation And Gastronomy: Regionalism In Gastronomic Texts Of The Early 20th Century (1900-1939), Lauren Reches 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Region, Nation And Gastronomy: Regionalism In Gastronomic Texts Of The Early 20th Century (1900-1939), Lauren Reches

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

France is far from being a uniform culture and yet the food of French provinces is often subsumed into one universally known “French cuisine.” While 19th-century haute cuisine ignored regional differences, gastronomes of the early 20th-century, such as Curnonsky, Marcel Rouff, Austin de Croze, and Pampille, defined a new French culinary identity based on appropriating and incorporating the diversity of the regional cuisines. Regional cuisine at the time was, however, quite diverse. Some of the regions of France were newly added to the country, such as Savoie and Nice, while others had been in contention for ...


Looking Within While Working Abroad: Experiences From An Ihp Trustees Fellow In The Field, Caitlyn Clark 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Looking Within While Working Abroad: Experiences From An Ihp Trustees Fellow In The Field, Caitlyn Clark

Capstone Collection

International travel has the potential to be a life-changing and transformative experience. Those who travel, work, or study abroad are likely to learn about themselves and their place within the greater global community. Studying abroad, in particular, can foster this by introducing new experiences, creating opportunities for meaningful self-reflection, and encouraging the application of new ideas, whereby students develop a sense of agency and capacity for change. Study abroad practitioners have the responsibility to aid in this process of discovery, by supporting students’ emotional and physical well-being while encouraging them to embrace discomfort and disruptive experiences. For educators committed to ...


Humanity On The Verge Of Insanity: Maintaining Cultural Identity Against Oppressive Rule, Danica Katarina Skoric 2017 Dominican University of California

Humanity On The Verge Of Insanity: Maintaining Cultural Identity Against Oppressive Rule, Danica Katarina Skoric

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Ubuntu is a South African term in the Bantu language that translates to “human kindness.” This essay discusses the present-day impact of the South African philosophical concept of Ubuntu in light of the dehumanization, which Aboriginal Australians and Black South Africans faced, specifically during the period of 1960-1985. How has humanity been enslaved and degraded by assimilation and a cruel division of races, yet positively evolved and progressed due to the efforts of both female and male activists--in particular literary figure Oodgeroo Noonuccal and political leader Nelson Mandela? A lack of respect and tolerance as a result of colonialism has ...


Cross-Linguistic Phonosemantics, Raleigh Anne Butler 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cross-Linguistic Phonosemantics, Raleigh Anne Butler

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Formal Displacement, Savannah Grace Dixon 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Formal Displacement, Savannah Grace Dixon

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly 2017 Dominican University of California

Love Sick The Musical - A Reflection Of My Undergraduate Studies, William Kelly

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

No abstract available


Role Model Stories That Unite Children Of Oaxacan Immigrants, Erica Juarez Lopez 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Role Model Stories That Unite Children Of Oaxacan Immigrants, Erica Juarez Lopez

Capstone Projects and Theses

Through my internship at Castroville Library Homework Center I endure power by telling stories to unite with children of Oaxacan immigrants while helping them with homework. Dacher Keltner power principles helped me have a trusting communication to learn the success and struggles in the children of Oaxacan immigrant’s education.


The Effects Of One-On-One Teaching On Chinese Speaking Ability, Student Anxiety, And Student Preference, Joshua Alan Hogue 2017 Brigham Young University

The Effects Of One-On-One Teaching On Chinese Speaking Ability, Student Anxiety, And Student Preference, Joshua Alan Hogue

All Theses and Dissertations

One-on-one language teaching holds great potential for improving students' speaking ability. Programs such as Brigham Young University's Chinese Flagship program uses a one-on-one approach to help students learn how to use the language in respect to their desired profession. The Ohio State University uses individualized instruction as an alternative to traditional classroom-based classes. However, little to no research has compared one-on-one language teaching to traditional group classroom teaching in terms of language gains. Many studies show that one-on-one teaching can lead to language improvement, but do not attempt to compare method effectiveness. Additionally, although anxiety in language learning has ...


Spaced Versus Massed Practice In L2 German Listening Comprehension, Rebecca Brinck Emery 2017 Brigham Young University

Spaced Versus Massed Practice In L2 German Listening Comprehension, Rebecca Brinck Emery

All Theses and Dissertations

Students often have a difficult time understanding native speakers of their target language. This thesis examines two theories that may help students better understand NSs: spaced versus massed practice and the use of technology to enhance input. The study had the students of four sections of German 101 at BYU, divided into a spaced practice group that watched authentic German videos five minutes a day, six days a week for seven weeks and a massed practice group that watched authentic German videos for half an hour, one day a week for seven weeks, then gave them an immediate and a ...


General Overview Of The Puerto Rican Signed Language Interpreter, Katia Y. Rivera 2017 Western Oregon University

General Overview Of The Puerto Rican Signed Language Interpreter, Katia Y. Rivera

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

The aim of this research is to explore the research question: What is the general profile of the Puerto Rican signed language interpreter? The purpose of this study was to identify the overall characteristics of the Puerto Rican signed language interpreter, including the demographics, their training in interpreting, and their work settings, experiences, needs, and challenges. This study used a mixed methods approach; the data was collected from a survey and three interviews. According to the data, the signed language interpreting field in Puerto Rico is behind compared to the field in the United States, due to lack of research ...


Attitudes Towards Bilingual Education: A Study Of Educators And University Students In Bloomington-Normal, Il, Kati Hinshaw, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Attitudes Towards Bilingual Education: A Study Of Educators And University Students In Bloomington-Normal, Il, Kati Hinshaw, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

This study examines the differences in attitudes of teachers and university students towards bilingual education, with an emphasis on how each group defines bilingual education and what role they believe bilingual education should play. This study seeks to answer the following three questions: (a) How is bilingual education defined by different groups? (b) What is the envisioned purpose of bilingual education? and (c) How important is bilingual education within our school systems? The participants will consist of primary and secondary school bilingual education teachers and university students. Data will be gathered via a written questionnaire and interviews to determine general ...


The State Of Hispanic Education: Correlations Between Educational Attainment, Nativity And Language In Illinois, Stephanie Swope, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The State Of Hispanic Education: Correlations Between Educational Attainment, Nativity And Language In Illinois, Stephanie Swope, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

The purpose of this study is to investigate the levels of educational attainment for Hispanics in Illinois and to gain an understanding of why possible trends occur. The research question is: What is the correlation between English proficiency, nativity and educational attainment for Hispanics as compared with the overall population in Cook and McLean counties? In order to determine the correlation between these variables, data from the 2000 US Census were analyzed for the two population groups. Pertinent data included selected social characteristics, such as levels of educational attainment, nativity and language spoken at home. Though some statistical variation exists ...


The English-Only Movement And The Linguistic Future Of The United States, Erin Howes, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The English-Only Movement And The Linguistic Future Of The United States, Erin Howes, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

This descriptive study investigates the opinions of proposed English-Only legislation and how the opinions of the current college generation will affect the future of this country's language laws. The English-Only Movement, also known as the Official English movement, refers to a political movement to establish the English language as the only official language in the United States and in government operations. The data will be collected from university students via an online questionnaire focusing on the opinions of the use of English as the country's legal language versus the presence of Spanish. Investigative questions regarding different demographics and ...


Attitudes Towards Bilingual Education: A Study Of Educators And University Students In Bloomington-Normal, Il, Kati Hinshaw, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Attitudes Towards Bilingual Education: A Study Of Educators And University Students In Bloomington-Normal, Il, Kati Hinshaw, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

This study examines the differences in attitudes of teachers and university students towards bilingual education, with an emphasis on how each group defines bilingual education and what role they believe bilingual education should play. This study seeks to answer the following three questions: (a) How is bilingual education defined by different groups? (b) What is the envisioned purpose of bilingual education? and (c) How important is bilingual education within our school systems? The participants will consist of primary and secondary school bilingual education teachers and university students. Data will be gathered via a written questionnaire and interviews to determine general ...


The State Of Hispanic Education: Correlations Between Educational Attainment, Nativity And Language In Illinois, Stephanie Swope, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The State Of Hispanic Education: Correlations Between Educational Attainment, Nativity And Language In Illinois, Stephanie Swope, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

The purpose of this study is to investigate the levels of educational attainment for Hispanics in Illinois and to gain an understanding of why possible trends occur. The research question is: What is the correlation between English proficiency, nativity and educational attainment for Hispanics as compared with the overall population in Cook and McLean counties? In order to determine the correlation between these variables, data from the 2000 US Census were analyzed for the two population groups. Pertinent data included selected social characteristics, such as levels of educational attainment, nativity and language spoken at home. Though some statistical variation exists ...


The Perception Of Bilingualism In The United States, Rebeca Cruz, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Perception Of Bilingualism In The United States, Rebeca Cruz, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

No abstract provided.


Decline And Disparity: The Case Of Spanish Language Newspapers In The U.S., Brianna Gidday, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Decline And Disparity: The Case Of Spanish Language Newspapers In The U.S., Brianna Gidday, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

No abstract provided.


Healthcare For Hispanics In The United States, Sean Gower, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Healthcare For Hispanics In The United States, Sean Gower, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

Many Hispanic adults in the U.S. do not receive adequate healthcare. This study seeks to explore the causes of this phenomenon: is it due to a language or educational barrier, the cost prohibitive nature of proper healthcare, undocumented status, or myths and false rumors that have spread throughout the Hispanic community regarding health insurance? Data will be collected and analyzed from the Pew Hispanic Center and from the 2009 U.S. Census, which will contain information regarding a variety of factors that could possibly explain the underlying reasons why Hispanics do not receive adequate healthcare. These factors could include ...


Heritage Spanish Speakers: Self Confidence Through Study Abroad, Jordan Menendez, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Heritage Spanish Speakers: Self Confidence Through Study Abroad, Jordan Menendez, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

This study, describes the perception heritage Spanish-speakers have of their language abilities after they have studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Research has shown that many heritage speakers struggle with their confidence in their heritage language, but that after studying abroad, the student's confidence in their language capabilities increases. The research questions include: Do the students have a higher self-confidence in speaking their native language after studying abroad? Do their perceptions of their language abilities change throughout the course of their study abroad experience? What do their heritage Spanish-speaking students feel effected their perceived language change after study abroad ...


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