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Vocabulary Size, Background Characteristics, And Reading Skill Of Korean Intensive English Students, Nolan Weil 2017 Utah State University

Vocabulary Size, Background Characteristics, And Reading Skill Of Korean Intensive English Students, Nolan Weil

Nolan Weil

This study examines the relationship between breadth of vocabulary, background experiences in learning English and student skill in the reading of an academic text. The author used the Swansea Levels Tests to estimate vocabulary sizes and collected information on background characteristics via questionnaire from eleven Korean students enrolled in an Intensive English program and five Korean undergraduate students at Utah State University. Eight of the Intensive English students were subsequently trained in a think-aloud procedure and then completed a research task in which they read a 960-word essay. The task required the students to think aloud as they attempted to ...


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 ...


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 ...


Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels 2017 Youth Villages

Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation is designed to introduce the benefits of a therapeutic West African drumming program to educators and mental health professionals. Participants will engage in a basic drumming class where they will experience the academic and socio-emotional benefits of drumming while practicing an African rhythm. How to relate American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards as well as Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) will be explained and demonstrated by the presentation facilitators.


Behind The Stars, Tiffani D. Lawrence 2017 Kansas State University

Behind The Stars, Tiffani D. Lawrence

Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

From the perspective of the author, “Behind the Stars,” takes a meditative look at ancient Inca astronomy and the culture surrounding both the sky and the idea of darkness. A research-based, creative nonfiction essay in which the author explores the history of an Andean rainforest, the people that used to inhabit it, and the constellations above it. Two types of constellations are discussed from a vantage point near the equator – both light-based constellations and the dark constellations specific to the Inca and Quechua cultures. This essay examines the role of astronomy in the Incas’ everyday life and culture, while viewing ...


Feminism In Pakistan: Dialogues Between Pakistani Feminists, Annie Serez 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Feminism In Pakistan: Dialogues Between Pakistani Feminists, Annie Serez

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


Arranged Marriage In Village & Middle Class India, Umang Khandpur 2017 University of Kentucky

Arranged Marriage In Village & Middle Class India, Umang Khandpur

Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

In order to ensure compatibility and future sustenance of a marriage, most people devote significant time in a preparatory phase known as dating. More time spent dating would sensibly correlate to higher marriage longevities as the partners become more acquainted with the intricacies of each other. Ironically, the countries who practice this Western ideology of marriage harbor staggering divorce-to-marriage ratios (some upwards of 60%) while those with a different concept of marriage e.g. India experience much higher marriage longevities. To illuminate this seeming paradox, multiple sources were consulted including current literature, newspaper columns, economic reports, films, television series, and ...


False Gods And Libertarians: Artificial Intelligence And Community In Amad `Abd Al-Salām Al-Baqqāli’S The Blue Flood And Heinlein’S The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Ian Campbell 2017 Georgia State University

False Gods And Libertarians: Artificial Intelligence And Community In Amad `Abd Al-Salām Al-Baqqāli’S The Blue Flood And Heinlein’S The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Ian Campbell

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

This paper examines Moroccan author Baqqāli's novel al-Ṭūfān al-'Azraq [The Blue Flood, 1976] from the perspective of its use of an artificial intelligence (AI) as a guiding force in a sequestered community. In the novel, the desert refuge for scientists is controlled by a massive computer. The protagonist becomes aware that the AI has become sentient and is planning to use nuclear weapons to destroy humanity. The analysis will compare The Blue Flood to Robert A. Heinlein's 1966 classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, wherein the AI leads the human colonists of Luna in a successful ...


Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir 2017 Franklin & Marshall College

Nir, Oded Curriculum Vitae, Oded Nir

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden 2017 Brandeis University

Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Secondary Educational Interpreters: Role Ambiguity And Role Strain, Rhoda Smietanski 2016 Western Oregon University

Secondary Educational Interpreters: Role Ambiguity And Role Strain, Rhoda Smietanski

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

This research is a response to discrepancies between directives from interpreting credentialing bodies regarding dual roles and actual practices in schools. The goals of the study are to explore the causes of interpreters tutoring while interpreting and role strain. The study focused on signed language interpreters who work in secondary educational settings and those who have left secondary educational interpreting.

The makeup of the subpopulations of this study—those who report tutoring while interpreting and those who report not tutoring while interpreting—have similar demographic profiles, and driving forces behind their work. The participants who report tutoring while interpreting are ...


The We In Me: Exploring The Interconnection Of Indigenous Dance, Identity And Spirituality, Sara Moncada 2016 Dominican University of California

The We In Me: Exploring The Interconnection Of Indigenous Dance, Identity And Spirituality, Sara Moncada

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

An extensive amount of scholarship exists today on Native American and Indigenous people within the realm of music and dance ethnography. Over the centuries research and observations have used these stunning and profound creative expressions as a means by which to document and theorize about the people, their histories, traditions, and ways of being. However, a tremendous amount of this scholarship is developed from specific forms and styles of expression, resulting in a kind of separation that arises from examining an individual dance or song tradition as a stand-alone inquiry. By dislocating individual forms from the overarching whole, we limit ...


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