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Teacher Efficacy And Attrition: Helping Students At Introductory Levels Of Language Instruction Appears Critical, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

Teacher Efficacy And Attrition: Helping Students At Introductory Levels Of Language Instruction Appears Critical, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Nationally, there is a shortage of foreign language educators, and the rate of attrition in certain areas of the southeastern part of the United States is startling. The researcher investigated foreign language teachers' (N = 463) perceived efficacy teaching languages in Georgia, and findings suggest there is a link between perceived efficacy and Spanish teachers leaving the profession. Specifically, teacher perception of abilities to help students learn at the introductory levels of language study appears to be a predictor of teacher attrition. This research has implications for teacher preparation and induction into the profession. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 4 ...


Efficacy And Language Teacher Attrition: A Case For Mentorship Beyond The Classroom, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

Efficacy And Language Teacher Attrition: A Case For Mentorship Beyond The Classroom, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Teacher retention is problematic, especially where foreign language educators are concerned. In an effort to study if a relationship exists between foreign language teacher efficacy and retention, the author created a new quantitative instrument to measure foreign language teacher efficacy (N = 441) in the southeastern region of the United States. The Foreign Language Teacher Efficacy Scale was tested in 11 states in the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) region and was found to be valid and reliable, indentifying two dimensions of teaching languages, content knowledge and the facilitation of teaching. Results show differences between novice and veteran teachers in ...


Introducción: A Los Márgenes: Hacia Una Definición De "Negra", William Nichols 2010 Georgia State University

Introducción: A Los Márgenes: Hacia Una Definición De "Negra", William Nichols

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

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Teaching Translations Of Translations, Anne Fountain 2010 San Jose State University

Teaching Translations Of Translations, Anne Fountain

Anne Fountain

This article describes how examining translations of translations can provide a useful pedagogical tool in translation courses and classes with translated texts. Those who teach literary works that have been translated into English must deal with the reality that students read translated texts as if they had been written in English. Acknowledgment of the source for a translation is therefore important, and professors should alert students to the problems that can arise when translations are made from translations rather than from originals. Examining examples of “doubling back”―translations of translations―can also be instructive in teaching about literary interests and ...


Teaching Said: Culture Discourse Meets Culture Critique, Carl Davila 2010 The College at Brockport

Teaching Said: Culture Discourse Meets Culture Critique, Carl Davila

History Faculty Publications

This chapter from Counterpoints: Edward Said's Legacy discusses teaching Said in an undergraduate setting today.


Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., LMHC, RDT_BCT, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain 2010 Molloy College

Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., Lmhc, Rdt_Bct, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain

Faculty Works: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This chapter outlines the main concepts in the linguistic study of American Sign Language (ASL), a language used by deaf people in the United States and a large part of Canada. While the study of languages has been around for centuries, the vast majority of research has focused on spoken languages; approaching the signs used by deaf people as full-fledged, natural languages in their own right and therefore equally worthy of linguistic study is a relatively new concept. The first documented linguistic studies of signed language in the United States were carried out in the late 1950s and early 1960s ...


Values In Transition: The Chiricahua Apache From 1886-1914, John W. Ragsdale Jr. 2010 UMKC Schoolof Law

Values In Transition: The Chiricahua Apache From 1886-1914, John W. Ragsdale Jr.

American Indian Law Review

Law confirms but seldom determines the course of a society. Values and beliefs, instead, are the true polestars, incrementally implemented by the laws, customs, and policies. The Chiricahua Apache, a tribal society of hunters, gatherers, and raiders in the mountains and deserts of the Southwest, were squeezed between the growing populations and economies of the United States and Mexico. Raiding brought response, reprisal, and ultimately confinement at the loathsome San Carlos Reservation. Though most Chiricahua submitted to the beginnings of assimilation, a number of the hardiest and least malleable did not. Periodic breakouts, wild raids through New Mexico and Arizona ...


“Foreword”, Marc Prou 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

“Foreword”, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

The Haitian Creole Language is the first book that deals broadly with a language that has too long lived in the shadow of French. With chapters contributed by the leading scholars in the study of Creole, it provides information on this language's history; structure; and use in education, literature, and social interaction. Although spoken by virtually all Haitians, Creole was recognized as the co-official language of Haiti only a little over twenty years ago. The Haitian Creole Language provides essential information for professionals, other service providers, and Creole speakers who are interested in furthering the use of Creole in ...


Forest Of Eyes: Selected Poetry Of Tada Chimako, Jeffrey Angles 2009 Western Michigan University

Forest Of Eyes: Selected Poetry Of Tada Chimako, Jeffrey Angles

Jeffrey Angles

One of Japan's most important modern poets, Tada Chimako (1930-2003) gained prominence in her native country for her sensual, surreal poetry, and fantastic imagery. Although Tada's writing is an essential part of postwar Japanese poetry, her use of themes and motifs from European, Near Eastern, and Mediterranean history, mythology, and literature, as well as her sensitive explorations of women's inner lives make her very much a poet of the world. Forest of Eyes offers English-language readers their first opportunity to read a wide selection from Tada's extraordinary oeuvre, including nontraditional free verse, poems in the traditional ...


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