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Teachers' Awareness Of Cultural Diversity And Academic Achievement In Ninth Grade Academies And Senior High Schools, Jamellah Whipps-Johnson 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Teachers' Awareness Of Cultural Diversity And Academic Achievement In Ninth Grade Academies And Senior High Schools, Jamellah Whipps-Johnson

Dissertations

High school graduation rates are higher than they have ever been in 40 years, but disparities continue to exist for students of color and students from poverty when compared to their counterparts. High school reform efforts like creating small learning communities are promising, but small schools alone do not improve student outcomes. Personalization and responsive learning environments are essential to improving academic achievement in high schools, and particularly for ninth graders.

A monocultural teaching force paired with a racially and culturally diverse student population necessitates an examination of teachers' awareness of cultural diversity particularly in the high school setting where ...


Parental Perceptions Of Independence And Efficacy Of Their Children With Visual Impairments, Michael P. Munro, Maricela M. Garza M.Ed., Janiel R. Hayes M.Ed., Elizabeth A. Watt M.Ed. 2016 Stephen F Austin State University

Parental Perceptions Of Independence And Efficacy Of Their Children With Visual Impairments, Michael P. Munro, Maricela M. Garza M.Ed., Janiel R. Hayes M.Ed., Elizabeth A. Watt M.Ed.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

Raising any child to become successful and self-sufficient presents challenges to all parents; however, the complexity of the decision-making in parenting may become more intricate for parents of children with visual impairments. It can be a challenge determining the balance between intense overprotection for reasons of safety versus the encouragement and attention to the participation in unique or challenging learning experiences. Parents of children with visual impairments may also struggle to find the fine line between viewing the child through he lens of the impairment (as other or less than) versus treating the child in the same manner other children ...


Maternal Anxiety Associated With Newborn Hearing Screening, Stephen J. Tueller, Karl R. White 2016 RTI International

Maternal Anxiety Associated With Newborn Hearing Screening, Stephen J. Tueller, Karl R. White

Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

The purpose of this study was to determine if newborn hearing screening increases maternal anxiety. Mothers whose infants were screened for hearing were asked how worried they were prior to hospital discharge and again six weeks later. They were also asked if they were more concerned about their baby’s hearing than they were about other aspects of the infant’s health and behavior.

Results showed that mothers worried as much or more about many other aspects of their infants’ health and behavior as about hearing. Mothers whose infants had a false positive screening result were initially more worried about ...


Reflexively Conducting Research With Ethnically Diverse Children With Disabilities, Amanda Ajodhia-Andrews 2016 OISE/University of Toronto

Reflexively Conducting Research With Ethnically Diverse Children With Disabilities, Amanda Ajodhia-Andrews

The Qualitative Report

This reflexive paper explores the process of engaging ethnically diverse children with disabilities within participatory and narrative research concerning their school life via a multi-method qualitative approach. It contemplates the use of participatory research methods, involving children with disabilities as co-researchers, establishing relaxed research environments, and maintaining qualitative rigour while supporting children’s voice and agency. This paper addresses possibilities of qualitative research to access and amplify voices and differing social experiences of children with disabilities, whilst underscoring their capacity and right to contribute to research regarding their lives. The author advocates re-envisioning ways to conduct ethical research with children ...


Spreading Out Its Roots: Bank Street Advisement And The Education Of A Teacher, William Ayers 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Spreading Out Its Roots: Bank Street Advisement And The Education Of A Teacher, William Ayers

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes the intricate and life shaping lessons learned by the author during his tenure as a graduate student at Bank Street College.


Front Matter And Forward, Frank Pignatelli, Susanna W. Flaum 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Front Matter And Forward, Frank Pignatelli, Susanna W. Flaum

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Explains the issue's focus on the advisory program at the Bank Street College Graduate School of Education.


Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, Ted N. Ingram 2016 City University of New York, Bronx Community College,

Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, Ted N. Ingram

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article used personal narratives to discover factors affecting the decision of African American males to consider doctoral education. This study was based on qualitative interviews with 18 African American male doctoral students enrolled at predominantly white institutions as they reflected on their reasons for pursuing an advanced degree. The following were found to influence their decision: (a) need for faculty encouragement, (b) motivation to pursue a doctorate, and (c) their personal motivations. Recommendations are offered for increasing the numbers of African American male doctoral students.


Professional Development Data: A Review Of Action Research And Data Analysis And Its Implications For Special Education, Jennifer Lee Suppo 2016 Seton Hill University

Professional Development Data: A Review Of Action Research And Data Analysis And Its Implications For Special Education, Jennifer Lee Suppo

Journal of Research Initiatives

In today’s world of accountability and budgeting constraints, schools are examining how they get the most “bang for their buck” in the area of professional development experiences. Professional development has traditionally been used to keep teachers and administrators abreast of current teaching strategies. In using the traditional model of professional development, typically the school or district would have a speaker, who was knowledgeable on a random topic of education, come in and conduct a one-day seminar. More often than not, there was little accountability to this traditional model; little if any data was taken to see if the knowledge ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Cultural Responsiveness In Special Education, Kimberly M. Jones-Goods, Marquis Carter Grant 2016 North Carolina A & T State University

A Phenomenological Study Of Cultural Responsiveness In Special Education, Kimberly M. Jones-Goods, Marquis Carter Grant

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the factors affecting elementary teacher’s ability to understand the academic needs of their racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse special education students and the ways in which their values and beliefs influenced their use of culturally responsive practices in the special education classroom. This study revealed five major reasons for the disproportionate number of Black students in special education as perceived by three White teachers in North Carolina: (a) the inadequate coursework in teacher education programs regarding teaching strategies to effectively teach racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse (RCED) students, (b) the ...


Language Assessment Of Bilingual Children, Or "The Line Forms To The Right!", Olga Romero 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Language Assessment Of Bilingual Children, Or "The Line Forms To The Right!", Olga Romero

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Discusses the complexity of language assessment for bilingual children and the implications the right assessment has for success in the classroom.


Looking Beyond Test Scores: An Approach To Reading Assessment, Claudia Grose 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Looking Beyond Test Scores: An Approach To Reading Assessment, Claudia Grose

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

The following article grew out of four workshops presented in 1988 to educational evaluators, psychologists, and social workers at the New York City Board of Education. The workshops responded to requests to place the conventional assessment tools regularly used by these professionals into the context of recent research. Beyond the familiar tools and the themes developed here, a number of alternative assessment procedures are beginning to gain currency, opening avenues for new and creative ways to evaluate reading and writing. Until those new procedures gain wider acceptance, it is useful to consider how existing tools can be used more humanely ...


Talking With Symbols, Elizabeth Helfman 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Talking With Symbols, Elizabeth Helfman

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Discusses a classroom of seven children with cerebral palsy and the effective communication techniques they learned through the language of symbols.


Front Matter, Bank Street College of Education 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Front Matter, Bank Street College Of Education

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

No abstract provided.


Must Schools Hinder Education?, Lorraine Monroe 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Must Schools Hinder Education?, Lorraine Monroe

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

A brief essay which explores the differences between schooling and education.


A Mainstreaming Story: What The Labels Leave Out, Susan Goetz 2016 Bank Street College of Education

A Mainstreaming Story: What The Labels Leave Out, Susan Goetz

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Case study of a kindergarten child who defied the labels and evaluation reports and surprised his teachers and classmates.


Spiders & Webs: The Core Curriculum And Tutoring, Deborah Ostrosky 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Spiders & Webs: The Core Curriculum And Tutoring, Deborah Ostrosky

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes the connection between a child's tutoring sessions and her school success.


"Ok Can We Try Now?" One Student's Communications On A Classroom Computer Network, Shelly V. Goldman, Carol Reich, Alison Matthews 2016 Bank Street College of Education

"Ok Can We Try Now?" One Student's Communications On A Classroom Computer Network, Shelly V. Goldman, Carol Reich, Alison Matthews

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

A case study describing one of fifteen students at The Lexington School for the Deaf who participated in a pilot program called the Literacy Network.


Case Study Of A Quiet Child: A Graduate Student's View, Marilyn Bisberg 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Case Study Of A Quiet Child: A Graduate Student's View, Marilyn Bisberg

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Follows a student teacher in a therapeutic nursery school who worked with a noncommunicative young girl.


Front Matter, 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Front Matter

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

No abstract provided.


How To Con Your Teacher, Bernice M. Wilson 2016 Bank Street College of Education

How To Con Your Teacher, Bernice M. Wilson

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes how specific and detailed instruction in social awareness is as important to teaching the child with learning problems as the teaching of reading.


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