A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde
This campaign portfolio argues the case for a national bilingual education policy on the island of St. Lucia, where youth speak both St Lucian Creole and St. Lucian standard English. The portfolio consists of a policy paper and brief, an advocacy plan, a communications plan, monitoring and evaluation plan. The Bilingual Education Taskforce (BET), made up of teachers, parents and principals, is an advocacy organization that discovered the need for a bilingual education intervention when they observed, assessed and analyzed the written work of struggling readers at their school, the Anse la Raye Infant School on the west coast of ...
Nebraska's Wedding Crasher, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska's Wedding Crasher, Jannine Capó Crucet
Faculty Publications -- Department of English
My building thinks of itself as Lincoln's premier wedding venue. I was not told this when I signed the lease. A glitch of duct work sends the sounds of every single party straight through the exhaust fan of my apartment's bathroom, so loud and clear that I can hear the names of everyone in the wedding party as they are announced -- not just in the bathroom, but from the living room. I can hear when people are clapping, can hear the claps as individual sonic events: I can almost always make out the crisp echo of the last ...
The Origin And Development Of Tigrinya Language Publications (1886 - 1991) Volume One, 2016 Santa Clara University
The Origin And Development Of Tigrinya Language Publications (1886 - 1991) Volume One, Abraham Negash
Tigrinya is a Semitic language spoken in Eritrea and in the Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia. Tigrinya is one of the nine languages in Eritrea. It was one of Eritrea's official languages (along with Arabic) during its short-lived (1941-1952) federation with Ethiopia. When Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia in 1958, Amharic replaced Tigrinya and Arabic and was established as the official language by the imperial government. In 1991, when Eritrea became an independent country, Tigrinya regained its status as a working language.
Tigrinya has its own alphabet of 32 letters adopted from Ge'ez, a language which exists with ...
Overlapping Vocabulary And Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients, 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Overlapping Vocabulary And Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients, Scott C. Greenwood, Kevin Flanigan
No abstract provided.
Meir B. Elijah Of Norwich And The Margins Of Memory, 2016 University of Dayton
Meir B. Elijah Of Norwich And The Margins Of Memory, Miriamne Ara Krummel
Miriamne Ara Krummel
"Meir b. Elijah of Norwich and the Margins of Memory" is a study of Meir of Norwich's use of acrostics to record his English Jewish identity. In the face of the 1290 Expulsion, which follows upon many episodes of anti-Jewish violence and antipathy, Meir attempts to have his name recorded in perpetuity. This essay details some of those moments of violence in order to give voice to Meir's world and to clarify Meir's desire to be remembered.
An Investigation Of The Development Of Pre-Service Teacher Assessment Literacy Through Individualized Tutoring And Peer Debriefing, Dennis Murphy Odo
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education
Many pre-service teachers lack deep understanding of assessment concepts and have low self-efficacy for using assessments but pre-service on-campus programs have been shown to support their assessment literacy development. Likewise, individualized tutoring has helped pre-service candidates improve instructional practice and peer debriefing has been found to help push their thinking. However, questions remain regarding the usefulness of these techniques to develop candidates’ assessment literacy. The primary aim of this exploratory qualitative study was to describe pre-service teachers’ perceptions of assessment literacy and the process of their assessment literacy development during a literacy assessment class containing an individualized tutoring component. Five ...
Cultures-Of-Use And Morphologies Of Communicative Action, 2016 Portland State University
Cultures-Of-Use And Morphologies Of Communicative Action, Steven L. Thorne
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
In this article I revisit the cultures-of-use conceptual framework-that technologies, as forms and processes comprising human culture, mediate and assume variable meanings, values, and conventionalized functions for different communities (Thorne, 2003). I trace the antecedent arc of investigation and serendipitous encounters that led to the 2003 publication and conclude by proposing that digital environments and the human experience of activity form unified ecologies with agency distributed through the system.
The Beauty Within Us, 2016 Santa Clara University
The Beauty Within Us, Areli C. Hernandez
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience
This piece of prose, inspired by Chapter 23 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, tells the story of a simple, yet vivacious get-together of migrant Latino workers, exploring the beauty within us--members of the migrant farm worker community.
To Build A Better Textbook: Developing A Literature Curriculum For Today’S Christian Schooling, 2016 Liberty University
To Build A Better Textbook: Developing A Literature Curriculum For Today’S Christian Schooling, Abby L. Cockrell
Senior Honors Theses
This thesis explores the educational philosophy and the creative process behind the creation of a new textbook and curriculum. The goal of this new textbook and curriculum is to help persuade high school students to view literature as an avenue of life-long learning. The plan to develop this textbook and curriculum is built on five objectives: a recognition of the need for holistic education, the implementation of differentiated teaching methods, the cultivation of student interest, the reflection of diversity within classrooms, and the integration of modern technology. This plan will be proposed in the creation of a textbook for use ...
The Hebrew-Jewish Disconnection, 2016 Bridgewater State University
The Hebrew-Jewish Disconnection, Jacey Peers
Master’s Theses and Projects
A common language creates a cultural community regardless of geographical boundaries. In the Jewish community this language is Hebrew. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship that American Jews have with the Hebrew language in terms of comprehension, the value they place on Hebrew, and how they position themselves on the Jewish spectrum (religiously and culturally). The research carried out was both qualitative and quantitative, including both a survey and interviews. While the subjective assessments by questionnaire takers indicated that many did not find a deep connection between Hebrew and their religious identity, a closer look provided ...
High School Performance Of Cape Verdean Immigrant Students In New Bedford: A Linguistic Perspective, 2016 Bridgewater State University
High School Performance Of Cape Verdean Immigrant Students In New Bedford: A Linguistic Perspective, Mauro S. Dos Reis
Master’s Theses and Projects
The English language (EL) has become the world’s lingua franca. It has entered a great number of countries’ educational systems and it has become a requirement to succeed academically and professionally. Cape Verde is one of the countries that have included EL in their school programs; the quality of the learning process in English is a permanent issue for Cape Verdean schools. In this project, Cape Verdean immigrant students in New Bedford, Massachusetts, who started their high school education in Cape Verde and continued in the New Bedford High Schools will be interviewed in order to explore their integration ...
The Effect Of Spoiler Types On Enjoyment, 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Effect Of Spoiler Types On Enjoyment, Sussana Oad
Psychological Science Undergraduate Honors Theses
The belief that story spoilers are irksome is prevalent in society. However, prior research (Leavitt & Christenfeld, 2011, 2013) has found that spoilers increase enjoyment of short stories, while two follow-up studies (Johnson & Rosenbaum, 2015; Levine, Betzner, & Autry, in press) have failed to confirm these results and, in fact, found the opposite result – that spoilers decrease enjoyment. While these differential results are puzzling, they may be explained by the different spoilers types used in these studies. Therefore, in the present research, we examined whether the discrepant results were due to the spoiler types employed by using all three spoiler types along with an unspoiled condition. We also addressed other methodological differences by using both a single-item and multidimensional measure of enjoyment. Lastly, we examined the role of individual traits, including need for cognition, print exposure, and transportability in moderating the effect of spoilers on enjoyment. We found that spoilers had no significant effect on overall enjoyment, but that some spoilers did significantly decrease suspense, movingness, and lasting impression scores; no spoilers increased enjoyment. The disparities and similarities between our findings and those of prior studies are discussed.
Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Ef Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)
Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, 2016 Selected Works
Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)
The Howl: Otterbein Esl Publication, 2016 Spring Issue 1, 2016 Otterbein University
The Howl: Otterbein Esl Publication, 2016 Spring Issue 1, Jennifer Lin, Chih-Jou Cheng, Paola Celis Larrarte
The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication
The 2016 Spring Edition of the Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication
漢語方言研究方法簡析, 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong
漢語方言研究方法簡析, Fei Li
Dr. LI Fei
方言，是語言的地域性變體，是通行於某一地區的交際工具。漢語以方言眾多而著 稱於世。據現在影響較大的分類法，漢語有七大方言區，它們分別是：官話方言（北方方言）、吳方言、湘方言、贛方言、客家方言、粤方言和閩方言。漢語方言研究的歴史可以追溯到2000多年以前。雖然我們已經取得了許多令人注目的成績，但卻不可避免地存在著許多不足之處， 下文將這些不足歸納為5點，並一一列舉及剖析。
潼关方言志, 2016 Shanghai Normal University, China
潼关方言志, Fei Li
Dr. LI Fei
No abstract provided.
反映時代，吸引眼球 :《新華字典》第11版讀後, 2016 Educational and Cultural Press Limited
反映時代，吸引眼球 :《新華字典》第11版讀後, Siu Lam Tin, Fei Li
Dr. LI Fei
Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Of Non-Content Specific Collegiate Vocabulary In Southern Adventist University Students, 2016 Southern Adventist University
Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Of Non-Content Specific Collegiate Vocabulary In Southern Adventist University Students, Molly C. Theus
Senior Research Projects
In the HAPS community there is a documented phenomenon appearing to show a lack of mastery in non-content specific collegiate vocabulary in Anatomy and Physiology students. This research seeks to investigate possible causation and propose a solution using the microcosm of Southern Adventist University students. A knowledge-based questionnaire was distributed to six subpopulations composed of lower and upper division Biology, nursing and non-science major students. The questionnaire is comprised of two parts: a section on background and reading habits, and a section with twenty multiple choice vocabulary questions. The results were compiled into a comparative analysis
Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #1, 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay
Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #1, Gabriela C. Zapata
Activities and Assignments Collection
By the end of this module, students should be able to:
1. Identify and name characteristics of the narrative genre;
2. Identify the rules for and correctly use the preterite and imperfect;
3. Identify the rules for the accentuation of palabras agudas and esdrújulas and correctly apply them;
4. Write a narrative of at least 300 words;
5. Understand the rules behind the production of visual "texts";
6. Produce a visual narrative using images and video.