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Examining Students' Reflections On Literacy Activities Focused On Poetry Reading And Writing, Celeste Long 2011 Walden University

Examining Students' Reflections On Literacy Activities Focused On Poetry Reading And Writing, Celeste Long

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Motivation, which is based on experience, is crucial in promoting literacy acquisition; however, little research has explored what children experience during literacy activities such as poetry reading and writing. This phenomenological study explored what elementary students experienced during literacy activities focused on poetry. Educational reform inspired by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is based on a narrow range of quantitative research and does not consider the multifaceted nature of literacy and the experiences of the learner. Bruner's psychocultural theory and the belief that an individual's experiences are the core of existence were the philosophical and ...


Teacher Experiences With Credit-Related Finance Education, Nikan Arapoff 2011 Walden University

Teacher Experiences With Credit-Related Finance Education, Nikan Arapoff

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Recent financial problems have highlighted the portion of financial literacy classes related to credit and spending. The recent bursting of the real estate asset bubble and the ongoing economic crisis framed the research question for this study regarding the experiences of social studies and business teachers in teaching coursework in credit-related finance management. The purpose of this study was to understand teacher experiences in the classroom that involved teaching financial information related to consumer credit. The study was based on the theoretical foundations of constructivism and a synthesis of related economic and educational thought. A qualitative, constructivist, and interpretive case ...


Teacher-Student Relationships And Student Writing Achievement, Jacqueline Hilary Blackmore 2011 Walden University

Teacher-Student Relationships And Student Writing Achievement, Jacqueline Hilary Blackmore

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Past research has shown that learner-centered environments can improve students' self-esteem and increase their academic skills. The purpose of this study was to determine whether teaching the core curriculum within a caring classroom environment increases students ability to communicate effectively and perform at higher achievement levels in writing. The study addressed the experiences of teachers in implementing a new writing program with a strong emphasis on social skill development as a precursor to good writing. Guided by the social learning theories of Dewey, Rogers, and Vygotsky, who contended that social interaction is vital to the development of cognition, a qualitative ...


Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo 2011 Western Kentucky University

Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


La Producción De Investigación En Las Universidades Privadas: Estudio De Un Caso, Gus Gregorutti 2010 Selected Works

La Producción De Investigación En Las Universidades Privadas: Estudio De Un Caso, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This case study describes how Tecnológico de Monterrey, in northern Mexico, has experienced a qualitative and quantitative increase in its intellectual productivity. In less than ten years, this university has moved from generating few ideas to being one of most distinguished Mexican private universities in the production of knowledge, patents and several research-derived businesses. This work explores how the re-elaboration of the institutional mission and the implementation of a model of research classes, among others, were decisive factors to increase the production of ideas. In this way, the university has increased its visibility and international ranking, attracting qualified re-searchers, developing ...


The Student-Run Public Relations Firm In An Undergraduate Program: Reaching Learning And Professional Development Goals Through ‘Real World’ Experience, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D APR 2010 California State University - Fullerton

The Student-Run Public Relations Firm In An Undergraduate Program: Reaching Learning And Professional Development Goals Through ‘Real World’ Experience, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

A student-run public relations firm can offer a variety of benefits for an undergraduate program in which there are limited resources for professional involvement by students. The article is a case study that profiles a student-run firm launched in conjunction with a capstone course in a journalism department. Specific learning and professional development goals were established for students, the department, and for clients served by the firm. The article presents a brief summary of successes, along with a discussion of opportunities and challenges. General recommendations are offered for establishing a student-run public relations firm.


Report Of The Activities Of Arewa House Archives, Arabic Manuscripts Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna- Nigeria, Musa Salih Muhammad 2010 Arewa House Archives, Center for Historical Documentation and Research Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna -Nigeria

Report Of The Activities Of Arewa House Archives, Arabic Manuscripts Collections Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna- Nigeria, Musa Salih Muhammad

Musa Salih Muhammad

No abstract provided.


On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo 2010 Western Kentucky University

On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo 2010 Western Kentucky University

On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Volume Cxxviii, Number 2, September 24, 2010, Lawrence University 2010 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxviii, Number 2, September 24, 2010, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

No abstract provided.


President's Message To The Campus Community, August 2010, Janet M. Riggs 2010 Gettysburg College

President's Message To The Campus Community, August 2010, Janet M. Riggs

Reports from the President’s Office

Over the past year I have been giving a good deal of thought to diversity at Gettysburg College. I have talked with a number of you regarding the Diversity Commission's work and current structure, our institutional goals with regard to diversity, and potential strategies to meet those goals. With this letter I'd like to share a few thoughts with you, none of which are brand new, but which I hope give you a sense of how important I think this topic is for Gettysburg College. [excerpt]


Pop Culture In The Classroom: American Idol, Karl Marx, And Alexis De Tocqueville, Miguel Centellas 2010 University of Mississippi

Pop Culture In The Classroom: American Idol, Karl Marx, And Alexis De Tocqueville, Miguel Centellas

Miguel Centellas

This article discusses the use of pop culture in the classroom as a means to teach foundational political science authors and concepts. I focus on my experience using Amer- ican Idol as a point of reference to discuss Marx and Engel’s The Communist Manifesto and Tocqueville’s Democracy in America in undergraduate comparative politics courses. Stu- dents are asked to construct a written argument projecting Marx or Tocqueville’s percep- tions of American Idol, based on their readings. My experiences demonstrate that asking students to reflect on their own contemporary experience through the prism of these two works helps ...


A Framework For Computational Thinking Across The Curriculum, Ljubomir Perkovi´c, Amber Settle, Sungsoon Hwang, Joshua Jones 2010 DePaul University

A Framework For Computational Thinking Across The Curriculum, Ljubomir Perkovi´C, Amber Settle, Sungsoon Hwang, Joshua Jones

Sungsoon Hwang

We describe a framework for implementing computational thinking in a broad variety of general education courses. The framework is designed to be used by faculty without formal training in information technology in order to understand and integrate computational thinking into their own general education courses. The framework includes examples of computational thinking in a variety of general education courses, as well as sample in-class activities, assignments, and other assessments for the courses. The examples in the different courses are related and differentiated using categories taken from Denning Great Principles of Computing, so that similar types of computational thinking appearing in ...


Emergent Literacy Skills Of Young Children With Autism: A Comparison Of Teacher-Led And Computer-Assisted Instruction, Jason Christopher Travers 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Emergent Literacy Skills Of Young Children With Autism: A Comparison Of Teacher-Led And Computer-Assisted Instruction, Jason Christopher Travers

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Young children with autism often are identified as experiencing problems in language, social, and behavioral development. Current research typically focuses on these three areas with little attention paid to the academic learning of these children. Because of this, young children with autism often do not engage in typical early literacy experiences (e.g.., emergent literacy activities). This can result in these children being at risk for developing poor literacy skills. It is important that researchers begin to explore systematic literacy instruction for young children with autism to not only increase literacy learning, but also facilitate the inclusion of these children ...


Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory 2010 Butler University

Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory

Marshall W. Gregory

The single most difficult notion for graduate students and new professors to grasp about teaching--and, indeed, many experienced teachers never grasp this point either--is that successful teaching to undergraduates has little to do with the degree of one's mastery of disciplinary knowledge.


Letter From The Editor Spring/Summer 2010, Margaret (Peg) A. Van_Patten Ms. 2010 University of Connecticut

Letter From The Editor Spring/Summer 2010, Margaret (Peg) A. Van_Patten Ms.

Wrack Lines

Despite the horrific oil spill in the Gulf and possible extinction of Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, there are still reasons to celebrate the shore--for example, Connecticut's shorebirds.


Integrating Service-Learning Into Interdisciplinary Programs, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D, Jack McGourty Ph.D, Adele Chase 2010 Columbia University

Integrating Service-Learning Into Interdisciplinary Programs, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D, Jack Mcgourty Ph.D, Adele Chase

Timothy P Cross

No abstract provided.


Leer O No Leer A Harry Potter, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez 2010 Escuela Libre de Derecho

Leer O No Leer A Harry Potter, Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

Fernando Villaseñor Rodríguez

No abstract provided.


History Of Hope College: Forty Years Of Presidents And Growth Change, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2010 Hope College

History Of Hope College: Forty Years Of Presidents And Growth Change, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

History of Hope College: Forty Years of Presidents and Growth Change is the fifth of five short articles about the history of Hope College, located in Holland, Michigan.


America Wake Up, We Need Revival Now!, James Boswell 2010 Liberty University

America Wake Up, We Need Revival Now!, James Boswell

James Beryl Boswell

No abstract provided.


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