The Multilingual Reality In American Business, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Autoethnography And Teacher Education: Snapshot Stories Of Cultural Encounter, 2014 Edith Cowan University
Autoethnography And Teacher Education: Snapshot Stories Of Cultural Encounter, Maureen F. Legge
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
In this paper I discuss how I framed and wrote an autoethnographic personal narrative of my lived experience as a New Zealand physical education teacher educator in the presence of two cultures, Māori and Pākehā. Central to my qualitative study was writing as a method of inquiry. Using this method I wrote a series of descriptive ‘snapshot stories’ derived from field experiences, over an 11 year period, that involved close and prolonged encounters with physical education teacher education (PETE) students in tertiary classrooms and 4 day marae stays. The storied accounts served as data for self-reflexivity about my role as ...
Spanish Future Of Probability: Teaching And Learning, 2014 Western University
Spanish Future Of Probability: Teaching And Learning, Irina Goundareva
Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
This project investigates how the acquisition of the future of probability in Spanish can be facilitated through classroom instruction, taking into consideration what L1 English and L1 French learners of L2 Spanish bring to the process of acquisition of this linguistic feature and how language instructors may need to manipulate the input to facilitate learning. We designed an experiment which measures different outcomes of form focused and meaning based instructional methods compared to the one currently used at the University of Ottawa in the Spanish program. We have developed grammaticality judgment and limited written production tasks. We also consider long-term ...
Training Of School Teachers In West Africa: Remediation Of Reading Difficulties Through Training In Phonological Awareness And Letter Names, Sophie Briquet-Duhazé
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
The training of teachers of West Africa is carried out by the Academy of Rouen (France) and organized around an annual training plan approved by the AEFE. Each trainer only supervises twenty teachers for 5 days. Teachers from eight countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso), come to Dakar for a week. We have been asked four times tn Dakar (Senegal) to provide training for teachers of West Africa. It is all about being trained in order to resolve reading difficulties for students using our scientific research. This paper presents the theoretical framework ...
Differences In Math Achievement: Utilizing Supplemental Computer-Based Instruction And Traditional Instruction, Todd Clark
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Mathematics achievement has become vitally important in public education, obligating students to meet and exceed higher standards in spite of ability and knowledge level. This causal-comparative study sought to establish the achievement of the Classworks® supplemental math program with seventh grade students from two public schools in Georgia. The national Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores in math were used to compare 129 seventh grade students (control group) who used traditional instruction and 129 students (experimental group) who used traditional instruction along with the supplemental Classworks® software program. In addition, the study analyzed the relationships between gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status ...
The Globalizing Labor Market In Education: Teachers As Cultural Ambassadors Or Agents Of Institutional Isomorphism?, 2014 University of South Carolina
The Globalizing Labor Market In Education: Teachers As Cultural Ambassadors Or Agents Of Institutional Isomorphism?, Kara D. Brown, E. Doyle Stevick
Kara D. Brown
Institutional isomorphists and other proponents of world culture theory argue that schools around the world are converging in many ways, while anthropologists and others question this conclusion, often arguing that local cultural differences belie superficial similarities. These viewpoints are not merely academic explanations of the spread and apparent convergence of education policies and practices around the world, but are often present in policy and practice.
The authors seek both to shed new light on these often-entrenched positions and to refocus the debate by considering the presence and influence of such views in the policies and practices of international teacher exchanges ...
Understanding The Transitional Challenges Of Immigrant Veterans In Higher Education, 2014 Northeastern University
Understanding The Transitional Challenges Of Immigrant Veterans In Higher Education, Ammad Sheikh
Education Doctoral Theses
This study uses Interpretive Phenomenology Analysis (IPA) to understand the transitional experiences of immigrant veterans. The United States has an incredible history of immigrants serving and dying for their adopted country since WWII. The trend continues for immigrants in hope to achieve the American Dream. Transition Theory of Schlosberg was used to shape the research question and helps to conceptualize the research findings. To participate in the study, the participants must be an immigrant, a veteran of US Armed Forces who served honorably, and now college students. Four immigrant veterans participated in semi-structured interviews. Three themes emerged from the interviews ...
Succeeding Against The Odds: The Trajectory Of Minority Males Classified As Honors In A Two-Year College, 2014 Northeastern University
Succeeding Against The Odds: The Trajectory Of Minority Males Classified As Honors In A Two-Year College, Loretta Ovueraye-Adoghe
Education Doctoral Theses
In this interpretative phenomenological analysis the researcher explored the lived experiences of high achieving community college students of African American and Hispanic\Latino descent some of which are enrolled in an honors college. The theoretical lens used to gain insight includes the malleable incremental theory of intelligence, which will give insight into how students' self-theory about their learning enable minority males to succeed academically. The research draws on the data gathered from in-depth interviews with six African American and Hispanic\Latino students. The emergent themes produced by this study are (1) drive and self- understanding with confidence as a subordinate ...
"Quadruple Consciousness”: A Literature Review And New Theoretical Consideration For Understanding The Experiences Of Black Gay And Bisexual College Men At Predominantly White Institutions, 2014 Grand Valley State University
"Quadruple Consciousness”: A Literature Review And New Theoretical Consideration For Understanding The Experiences Of Black Gay And Bisexual College Men At Predominantly White Institutions, Donald Mitchell Jr., Darris R. Means
Donald Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.
This article synthesizes literature on Black gay and bisexual college men and introduces a new theoretical consideration for understanding the experiences of Black gay and bisexual college men at predominantly White institutions building on W. E. B. Du Bois’ (1903/2010) theory of double consciousness and Vivienne Cass’ (1979, 1984) model of sexual identity formation—what the authors consider “quadruple consciousness.” The article closes with recommendations for practice and future research.
Culturally Responsive Teaching, 2013 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
Culturally Responsive Teaching, Yajaira Walker
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The idea of having Culturally Responsive Teaching has become wide spread. Colleges with Teacher Certification courses have a course to offer as a program requirement, people are gathering to discuss ideas for Cultural Responsiveness, and school districts are hiring experts in the field to help them implement this type of teaching pedagogy within their schools.
We need to know what it means to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher. We need to know how to implement Culturally Responsive Teaching and how to identify it. Since this is occurring, it is also time to look into our own curriculum and make sure ...
Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, 2013 Sacred Heart University
Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, Robin L. Danzak
Robin L. Danzak
No abstract provided.
Exploring Teachers’ Understanding Of Equity And Inclusive Education And Their Pedagogical Choices, 2013 Western University
Exploring Teachers’ Understanding Of Equity And Inclusive Education And Their Pedagogical Choices, Kelley G. Porteous Jones
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This thesis investigates how teaching in a low-diversity school environment affects equity education. The theoretical frameworks as elaborated by Banks with regards to critical multiculturalism and Kumashiro’s approach to anti-oppressive education underpin the analysis. Four Ontario elementary teachers participated in semi-structured interviews. The purpose was to examine their decisions when teaching about equity and how they arrived at those decisions. By drawing on their experiences and viewpoints, the perceptions and practices of these participants were analyzed. Consistent with teachers in high-diversity environments, these teachers in low-diversity classrooms taught about equity when they saw a student need. Since they did ...
Wmu International News Fall 2013, 2013 Western Michigan University
Wmu International News Fall 2013, Haenicke Institute
WMU International News
In this issue:
- Empowering global engagement across the arts and sciences
- Employees abroad: Spanish immersion program expands understanding of international education
- Excelling in public relations key goal for Chinese twinning student
- WMU cultural anthropologist examines migration and lupus in Ecuador
- Ambiguity of borders continues to intrigue alumna from Berlin
- Visits to 35 countries complements global studies major
- Veteran administrator tapped to lead University’s international initiatives
- Future Iraqi engineer discovers the world at WMU
- WMU alumna coach points Japanese tennis player to Kalamazoo
Mexican-American Anglophile, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
Mexican-American Anglophile, Lorena A. Saldana
No abstract provided.
Home Visits: A Way Of Connecting With Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Home Visits: A Way Of Connecting With Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families, Stephanie Wessels
Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Home visits allow ELL educators to learn more about culturally and linguistically diverse families’ interactions and experiences and build on those activities in the educational setting. The visits can provide an amazing source of information regarding the socio-cultural processes, academic, and linguistic development of students. Home visits are a start to relationship building between teachers and parents where everyone benefits. ELL teachers benefit from learning more about their students’ interests and cultural experiences. Parents benefit from the teachers showing how much they care and value what the parents have to offer to the educational process. Students benefit the most from ...
Segregation, Inequality, Demographic Change, And School Consolidation, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Segregation, Inequality, Demographic Change, And School Consolidation, William England, Edmund T. Hamann
Great Plains Research: A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences
We describe a rural/micropolitan example of the intertwining of school consolidation and demographic change with exacerbated segregation and inequality. To do this we consider Dawson County, Nebraska, which hosts the state's most Latino/a school district (Lexington) and which saw its number of schools decline from 37 to 19 during this century's first decade, and the number of local school districts lessened from 18 to 5. In particular, we call attention to the irony that consolidation was pursued with an explicit call for more equality in schooling in Dawson County (Swidler 2013) and yet population concentrations and ...
Acquisition Of Cultural Awareness In Pre-Service Teachers, 2013 Avondale College
Acquisition Of Cultural Awareness In Pre-Service Teachers, Peter W. Kilgour
Education Papers and Journal Articles
It is the desire of teacher educators in Australia that their mandated unit of study on multiculturalism and indigenous studies produces a cultural awareness in future teachers of the issues faced by multicultural and indigenous students. This paper reports a study where one cohort of 119 pre-service teachers was surveyed in the first and last lectures of the unit on what they believed would be the factors affecting their teaching in multicultural and indigenous classrooms. A significant perception change (p=0.05) of the students was measured between the first lecture and the last lecture. Students moved from a perception ...
Is The Black Male College Graduate Becoming An Endangered Species? A Multi-Case Analysis Of The Attrition Of Black Males In Higher Education, Michael Washington
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
The purpose of this study was to examine how some black college students survived the phenomenon of low graduation rates, also known as attrition, occurring among black male students attending colleges in the state of California. Current research indicated that this phenomenon is a nationwide issue. The gap between black male college students and none-minority college students is significant and an indication of either discriminatory practices or inefficiencies within the system. This multiple case study involved a series of semi-structured interviews and field observation over a three month time-frame. The data was coded and triangulated. The findings pointed to several ...
Career Dilemmas Among Diné (Navajo) College Graduates: An Exploration Of The Dinétah (Navajo Nation) Brain Drain, James Mckenzie, Aaron P. Jackson, Robert Yazzie, Steven A. Smith, Amber K. Crotty, Donny Baum, Avery Denny, Dana Bah'lgai Eldridge
The International Indigenous Policy Journal
Like many Indigenous nations, the Navajo Nation has worked to develop its human and economic potential. It has provided scholarships and other supports to enable its members to pursue post-secondary education. However, relatively few of these college-educated members return to the reservation to contribute directly to its development. This phenomenon has been termed a brain drain. This study explored the experiences of 28 college-educated Navajos who, while raised on the reservation, were living off the reservation after completing their post-secondary education. Participants indicated a number of factors that went into their decision to live off the reservation. These included:
- Ké ...
The Invisible Students In The Classroom: How To Include The Introverts Without Excluding The Extroverts, 2013 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
The Invisible Students In The Classroom: How To Include The Introverts Without Excluding The Extroverts, Sharron E. Dow
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
This paper focuses mainly on the introverted and extroverted temperaments and how that affects an adolescent’s learning in school and their interaction in the world. There are many cultural misconceptions of introversion which are unknowingly perpetuated by school personnel, who are often extroverts. This argument also includes the fact that America praises the extrovert while diminishing the introvert, thusly preventing the introverted students from full academic achievement as well as restricting connection to their community. There is evidence in American history that the extroverted ideal was developed over time and originated from Dr. Carl Jung’s research on personality ...