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Language Proficiency Attainment And Mobility Among Ell Students, Elizabeth Ayers Neill 2017 East Tennessee State University

Language Proficiency Attainment And Mobility Among Ell Students, Elizabeth Ayers Neill

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The impact student mobility has on academic achievement has been researched in the United States since the early 20th century (Goebel, 1978). Mobility for students is a risk factor often compounded by poverty, ELL students are at a higher risk of lower achievement. Educators face challenges in tracking records, monitoring, remediating, gap closing, and assisting students in transition periods. The data collected in this quantitative study was analyzed to determine the impact mobility has on English language learners and their attainment of a second language. This quantitative study examined the relationship between non-mobile and highly mobile ELL students in ...


Where Do We Go From Here? Charting Perceptions Of The Impact Of The Human Rights City Boston Resolution, Kostas Koutsioumpas, Maggie Schneider, Matthew Annunziato 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston

Where Do We Go From Here? Charting Perceptions Of The Impact Of The Human Rights City Boston Resolution, Kostas Koutsioumpas, Maggie Schneider, Matthew Annunziato

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a common standard of achievement and called upon every individual and organ of society to promote the rights enshrined in the document. The UDHR has been applied in many ways around the world, including by the international Human Rights Cities movement, which began in Rosario, Argentina, in 1997.

Today more than two dozen Human Rights Cities have formed around the globe, including at least nine in the United States (Washington, DC; Eugene, OR; Pittsburgh, PA; Chapel Hill, NC; Columbus, IN; Jackson, MI; Seattle, WA; Mountain View ...


Human Rights Education In Post-Dictatorship Contexts: A Case Study Of Chile, Barbara Santibanez 2017 University of North Carolina

Human Rights Education In Post-Dictatorship Contexts: A Case Study Of Chile, Barbara Santibanez

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

The purpose of this vertical case study is to explore and understand from a multi-layered perspective what factors enabled human rights education to develop in Chile since the transition to democracy in 1990. The theoretical framework guiding this research identifies human rights education as a change-oriented and transformative practice, in particular in contexts with a conflicted past such as post-dictatorship societies. Furthermore, critical theory provides the basis to build a research design that seeks to bring forward the voices of practitioners in human rights education.

In terms of research design, this case study was built using qualitative data collection methods ...


Klipsun Magazine, 2017, Volume 48, Issue 01 - Fall, Kyra Taubel-Bruce 2017 Western Washington University

Klipsun Magazine, 2017, Volume 48, Issue 01 - Fall, Kyra Taubel-Bruce

Klipsun Magazine

If there is one constant we can all expect in life, it is that there will always be change.

These changes, may they be destructive, dividing, didactic or opportune, are what define our future moving forward.

As we go through the motions, we rarely notice the quiet transformation, the metamorphosis of unassuming things from language to our environment and relationships to conversation.

That is the nature of evolution.


Learning Opportunities 2017/2018, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2017 Illinois Math and Science Academy

Learning Opportunities 2017/2018, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Course Catalogs

The graduation requirements of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy are in concert with those maintained by the State of Illinois with additional requirements as established by the IMSA Board of Trustees. Each semester students must take a minimum of five courses (2.5 credits) for a letter grade (not Pass/Fail) not including Fine Arts, Wellness, and Independent Study courses. Only courses taken for a letter grade will count towards graduation credit.


Virtual Product Development, Mohsen Soori, Detlef Gerhrad 2017 Technische Universitat Wien

Virtual Product Development, Mohsen Soori, Detlef Gerhrad

Mohsen Soori


Processes of part manufacturing are modeled by mathematical concepts and simulated in virtual environments to be analyzed and modified. Thus, optimization methods can be applied to the simulated manufacturing process in virtual environments in order to improve efficiency of part production. Also, errors of simulated manufacturing processes in virtual environments can be predicted and analyzed in order to increase accuracy of produced parts. Moreover, more added value in part production can be achieved by developing manufacturing processes in virtual environments. As a result, an advanced production system can be presented by applying digital environments to manufacturing processes.


Fall 2017, 2017 DePaul University

Fall 2017

Conversations

Reflecting on the year; Transforming lives; Holt, Welsh honored at the 2017 Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence awards; Harry Potter enchants DePaul; Faculty Publications; PRAD rising; Accolades; Around the college;


Handbook On Teacher-Student Relationships, Michael Anthony Arteaga 2017 California State University, San Bernardino

Handbook On Teacher-Student Relationships, Michael Anthony Arteaga

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This project aims to help teachers learn how to connect with their students of different cultural backgrounds. It is written to help teachers understand how cultural differences can have an unseen effect on student learning and immediacy. In turn, these effects can lead to a lack of motivation and lower levels of success in college obtainment. This project will also have a handbook to help teachers learn about their students’ backgrounds and understand how culture plays a role in the learning process. The handbook will review understanding the demographics of the school, cultural mismatch, cultural communication, and instructional communication. These ...


Of Mines And Men: Toward A Foundational Theory Of The Rise, Evolution And Decay Of Property, Guillermo Arribas Irazola 2017 Yale Law School

Of Mines And Men: Toward A Foundational Theory Of The Rise, Evolution And Decay Of Property, Guillermo Arribas Irazola

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law

Why and how is property created? Through a historical analysis, this paper proposes that property is created not out of ideology, but by chance. Depending on the resources encountered by newcomers, a rising civilization will establish property through a centralized controlling government (a top-down system) or through people’s recognized possession (a bottom-up or Lockean system). In the former, the government will create and allocate property at its own discretion, while in the latter, the government will recognize and provide protection for the property of individuals.

When the Spaniards conquered Peru in the 1528, they found immense amounts of gold ...


Environmental Regulations And The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Using Investor-State Dispute Settlement To Strengthen Environmental Law, Ai-Li Chiong-Martinson 2017 Seattle University School of Law

Environmental Regulations And The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Using Investor-State Dispute Settlement To Strengthen Environmental Law, Ai-Li Chiong-Martinson

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law

The highly publicized Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has reignited a long-running debate between environmentalists and free trade advocates about the impacts of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system on the global economy and environmental preservation. The ISDS provision potentially gives foreign investors the right to challenge domestic regulations intending to protect the environment if those regulations discriminate against foreign investors and result in substantial monetary loss to the investors’ property. Critics of the TPP argue that we should learn from the troubling legacy of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which, according to critics, overwhelmingly favored investors over states ...


Agriculture, Water Pollution, And The Future Of Epa’S Regulatory Authority In A Post-American Farm Bureau Federation V. U.S. Epa America, Henry Brudney 2017 Seattle University School of Law

Agriculture, Water Pollution, And The Future Of Epa’S Regulatory Authority In A Post-American Farm Bureau Federation V. U.S. Epa America, Henry Brudney

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law

Until the recent decision of American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. EPA, the EPA’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) regulation under the Clean Water Act contained no substantive standard for water quality. However, in this decision, the Third Circuit added such substantive criteria to the TMDL, which should have a monumental effect on the improvement of water quality standards in the United States.


Deep Seeded Problems: A Look At Seed Bank Regulations, Jasmine Patel 2017 Seattle University School of Law

Deep Seeded Problems: A Look At Seed Bank Regulations, Jasmine Patel

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law

This paper examines the importance of preserving plant biodiversity through the use of genetic seed vaults, and how effective global legal and regulatory plans aimed at such preservation are in comparison to approaches being undertaken in the United States. An example of such initiatives, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, is meant to act as a global back up for other nation’s seed vaults. However, Norway’s laws do not allow for genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) to be imported, including seeds from genetically modified plants. The United States needs to make sure that domestic vaults are protected by ...


Hanford Nuclear Site: Remediating To A Standard Safe For All Or Some?, Dylane Jacobs 2017 Seattle University School of Law

Hanford Nuclear Site: Remediating To A Standard Safe For All Or Some?, Dylane Jacobs

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law

The cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Site is one of the largest cleanups undertaken in the U.S. and is governed by many Federal and State environmental statutes. While CERCLA and the later SARA amendments should require the U.S. Department of Energy to clean up the site to a level acceptable for Native American tribes, thus far they have failed to do so. The U.S. Department of Energy can, and should, act to be more effective at remedying the injustices and cleanup of Hanford to the level needed for the historical use of the land.


Karmel Oration: Leading Schools And School Systems In Times Of Change: A Paradox And A Quest, Toby Greany 2017 University College London

Karmel Oration: Leading Schools And School Systems In Times Of Change: A Paradox And A Quest, Toby Greany

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

The ‘paradox’ in this title refers to a set of contradictions that sit at the heart of education policy in many school systems. Policymakers in these systems want things that, if not inherently at odds, are nevertheless in tension— such as a tightly defined set of national standards and a broad and balanced curriculum; academic stretch for the most able and a closing of the gap between high and low performers; choice and diversity and equity; and so on. The ‘quest’ is for leaders and leadership to resolve these tensions in practice. School autonomy policies have placed huge power in ...


Leadership That Transforms Schools And School Systems, Brian Caldwell 2017 Educational Transformations

Leadership That Transforms Schools And School Systems, Brian Caldwell

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

This paper will report on the findings of four international research projects on leadership in high-performing school systems around the world. The paper will focus on building the capacity of school leaders to exercise professional autonomy and how different levels of government achieve strategic alignment among policies in their efforts to lift performance. The paper will summarise findings reported in The Autonomy Premium published in 2016 by ACER Press, along with the findings of a national survey of principals in Australia. The major part of this presentation is devoted to comparing Australia on 15 benchmarks derived from international studies in ...


Looking For The X-Factors: Contextualised Learning And Young Indigenous Australian Children, Karen L. Martin, Stuart Fuller 2017 Griffith University

Looking For The X-Factors: Contextualised Learning And Young Indigenous Australian Children, Karen L. Martin, Stuart Fuller

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

This presentation outlines a research project into early childhood education funded by Queensland Department of Education and Training’s Education Horizon research grant scheme. The project will run from July 2016 to June 2017. This project involved two main research activities: an online survey of early childhood educators of young Indigenous Australians and a small case study of early childhood and early years education programs in Logan, Darling Downs and Far North Queensland regions. The pilot case study sought to identify ‘X-factors’ regarding the contextualisation of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for young Indigenous Australian learners. This presentation will outline the ...


Leading Age-Appropriate Pedagogies In The Early Years Of School, Beverley R. Fluckiger, Julie Dunn, Madonna Stinson, Elizabeth Wheeley 2017 Griffith University

Leading Age-Appropriate Pedagogies In The Early Years Of School, Beverley R. Fluckiger, Julie Dunn, Madonna Stinson, Elizabeth Wheeley

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

There is increasing pressure on leaders and teachers to improve the academic achievement of children in the early years of school. Alongside this is recognition that social and emotional development are the important drivers of children’s school and lifetime success. This paper reports on the design and leadership of the pilot phase of the Age Appropriate Pedagogies program commissioned by the Queensland Department of Education and Training to refocus pedagogical practices in the early years of school. This refocus was deemed to be necessary in order to achieve strong academic outcomes while ensuring that children’s holistic development remained ...


Teacher Leader And Teacher Leadership: A Call For Conceptual Clarity, Susan Lovett 2017 University of Canterbury

Teacher Leader And Teacher Leadership: A Call For Conceptual Clarity, Susan Lovett

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

Education systems cannot afford to lose promising teachers who could be the school leaders of tomorrow. My work shows a need to promote leadership as learning for teachers and students rather than as management and administration, heavy workloads and disconnectedness from students and their learning. Conceptions of leadership that allow teachers to see professional learning as the reason for their work make a contribution to school leadership as a whole. Schools benefit from leaders at all levels no matter their distance to classrooms. School cultures can stimulate leadership practices when professional learning exchanges among teachers are reciprocated. Professional learning is ...


Case Study: Science Of Learning Network Of Schools: The Science Of Communities Of Practice, Andrew Jones, Frank Vetere 2017 University of Melbourne

Case Study: Science Of Learning Network Of Schools: The Science Of Communities Of Practice, Andrew Jones, Frank Vetere

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

Frameworks referencing synthesised bodies of prominent research adorn education improvement policy like curiously named pieces of Ikea furniture—peculiar in their assemblage, ostensibly contemporary, and striking in their modular convenience. Amid this, most pundits still agree that we have an education advancement issue in this country. Despite significant increases in funding from successive federal and state governments, we simply haven’t been able to shift the needle. What we can ascertain is that compliance-based improvement approaches don’t work. They are unable to influence the cognitive maps, beliefs and understandings of the educator to the extent necessary to effectively improve ...


Opening Or Closing Doors For Students? Equity And Data-Driven Decision-Making, Amanda Datnow 2017 University of California - San Diego

Opening Or Closing Doors For Students? Equity And Data-Driven Decision-Making, Amanda Datnow

2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences

Data-driven decision-making is key pillar of educational reform initiatives in countries across the globe. While approaches to data use vary, the theory of action underlying these efforts is often similar. The common idea is that when leaders and teachers are knowledgeable about how to use data, they will become more effective in reviewing their existing capacities, identifying weaknesses, and charting plans for improvement. In the classroom, data can inform how teachers plan lessons, identify concepts for re-teaching, and differentiate instruction. For all these reasons, data use has significant implications for teaching and leadership. Ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for all ...


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