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The Power Of Languages: Linguistic Discourse On Migration And Cultural Diversity, Eva Núñez-Méndez Jan 2017

The Power Of Languages: Linguistic Discourse On Migration And Cultural Diversity, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

En estos días que corren casi a diario vemos titulares en los periódicos y en los medios de comunicación sobre la situación de los refugiados de Siria tratando de cruzar Europa hacia Alemania, buscando seguridad y oportunidades. Muchos de ellos barajan la idea de que se trata de una fase temporal y de que van a volver a sus hogares cuando se termine la guerra civil. Otros optarán por quedarse en el nuevo país de acogida en el que aprender una segunda lengua será una tarea imprescindible para sobrevivir.

La migración no resulta un fenómeno nuevo en la historia de ...


Review Of T. Alexa Linhard's Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory, Eva Núñez-Méndez Jun 2016

Review Of T. Alexa Linhard's Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

Review of Linhard, Tabea Alexa. Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2014. Pp. 248. ISBN 978-0-80478-739-0.


Crisis In Education -- The Effect Of The Cold War On The American Education System, Spencer C.J. Gregg Apr 2016

Crisis In Education -- The Effect Of The Cold War On The American Education System, Spencer C.J. Gregg

Young Historians Conference

The Cold War era had a dramatic impact on the American educational system. Striving to demonstrate superiority over Soviet counterparts, new curriculum were developed to prepare the American youth intellectually, emotionally, and technologically to position the U.S. as a world power. With the American public polarized whether schools were a venue for the dissemination of national ideologies or institutions for the development of critical thinking; world events including nuclear warfare, space exploration, and military preparedness served as catalysts for the development of future citizens that would effectively contribute to the intellectual and technological growth of the nation.


Model Lessons About Geography And Teaching With Primary Sources, Mary Arnold, Tabitha M. Richards, Helen Peynado, Licinia Stoian, Emily Pahlke, Alison Norton, Melanie A. Mays, Deidre Pribula, Deborah Jones, Mason Mahaffie, Emily Veale, Kerry Zambrano, Scott Bailon, Elena Kavanaugh, Stephanie Burns, Delia Wallis Jan 2016

Model Lessons About Geography And Teaching With Primary Sources, Mary Arnold, Tabitha M. Richards, Helen Peynado, Licinia Stoian, Emily Pahlke, Alison Norton, Melanie A. Mays, Deidre Pribula, Deborah Jones, Mason Mahaffie, Emily Veale, Kerry Zambrano, Scott Bailon, Elena Kavanaugh, Stephanie Burns, Delia Wallis

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Model Lessons for Teaching with Primary Sources to use with The Student Atlas of Oregon.


Unit Plan: The Role Of Community Organizations In The Oregon Civil Rights Movement, Michael Gifford, Lance Erickson Jan 2015

Unit Plan: The Role Of Community Organizations In The Oregon Civil Rights Movement, Michael Gifford, Lance Erickson

African American History in Oregon: Lesson Plans

This unit will introduce students to the role of Community Organizations in the Civil Rights Movement in Portland, Oregon. They will be presented with information on the various organizations and issues facing African Americans who lived in Portland during the civil rights movement. At the conclusion of the unit students will be able to discuss the community organizations played in relation to the success of civil rights protests in Portland. They will also have an understanding of how the African American civil rights movement served as a model for modern activism.


Unit Plan: Examining The Struggle For An Equitable Education System In Portland, Oregon, Melinda Gale, Oliver Brown Jan 2015

Unit Plan: Examining The Struggle For An Equitable Education System In Portland, Oregon, Melinda Gale, Oliver Brown

African American History in Oregon: Lesson Plans

This unit is designed for five 90 minute periods in US history or African American history.

Using an array of primary sources, as well as select secondary texts, students will investigate the history of segregation, desegregation, and multicultural school reforms in Portland, Oregon. The unit will explore the relationship between local community organizations and Portland Public Schools, having students evaluate the effectiveness of both groups in terms of school reform. In the culminating project students will create a three-minute policy proposal that they present as testimony in a Portland Public Schools Board meeting.


Unit Plan: The Role Of The Urban League Of Portland In The African American Community, Amber Ferris, Andre Hawkins, Cari Yelvington Jan 2015

Unit Plan: The Role Of The Urban League Of Portland In The African American Community, Amber Ferris, Andre Hawkins, Cari Yelvington

African American History in Oregon: Lesson Plans

This unit is intended for a high school social studies classroom. It can be utilized in a variety of social studies courses as it touches upon community organizing, Oregon history, and African American history. The lessons focus on the Urban League of Portland's role in "uplifting" the African American community, with particular attention to the issues of equality in housing and education. The unit materials provide some history and basic information about the Urban League of Portland as well. Developing student skill in text and chart analysis is emphasized in this unit. Formative assessments are embedded within the lessons ...


Unit Plan: The Desegregation Of Portland Public Schools, Sadie Adams, Dia Nelson Jan 2015

Unit Plan: The Desegregation Of Portland Public Schools, Sadie Adams, Dia Nelson

African American History in Oregon: Lesson Plans

The greatest turning point in United States history was when the Brown vs. Board of Education decision outlawed the policy of "separate but equal." It paved the way for equal rights to become a reality across the nation. This unit starts with the national context educating students on segregation before the Brown decision. As students move through the lessons they build background knowledge on the impact of Brown from a national context down to a more local context by focusing on the desegregation in Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon. Students will develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through ...


Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard Jan 2014

Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article presents an intriguing thesis about proximity and identification, distance and empathy based on the experience of teaching Sally Morgan’s My Place to American university students alongside Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a class examining literature as an agent of social change. Indeed, its response to the question, “How does the Australian production of My Place influence its American reception?” will surprise many people. Students more readily demonstrate empathy with characters and are prepared to ascribe their unenviable life circumstances to social structures that propagate oppression when reading ...


Viking 1995, Portland State University Jan 1995

Viking 1995, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1995 yearbook


The Portland Learning Community : A History, Martin White Jan 1995

The Portland Learning Community : A History, Martin White

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis recounts the history of the Portland Learning Community, an experimental institution of higher education founded in 1970 by a group consisting mostly of former faculty and students at Reed College. The Learning Community was funded by the Carnegie Corporation and affiliated with Antioch College.


Viking 1994, Portland State University Jan 1994

Viking 1994, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1994 yearbook


Viking 1993, Portland State University Jan 1993

Viking 1993, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1993 yearbook


Viking 1992, Portland State University Jan 1992

Viking 1992, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1992 yearbook


Viking 1991, Portland State University Jan 1991

Viking 1991, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1991 yearbook


The Foundation For Revolution : Educational Reforms In Late ChʻIng China, Andrea Asbell Jan 1991

The Foundation For Revolution : Educational Reforms In Late ChʻIng China, Andrea Asbell

Dissertations and Theses

Historical consensus has labeled the educational reform efforts of China's scholar-officials in the second half of the nineteenth century as merely reactions to external circumstances and therefore has concluded that these reforms were "failures". The youthful revolt against Chinese cultural traditions, which culminated in the May Fourth Movement of 1919, has frequently been cited as a clear demonstration that previous educational reforms had failed. However, when viewed as the intellectual phase of the revolutionary process, reform activities among members of China's bureaucratic and scholarly elite in the four and one half decades from the 1860s to the early ...


Viking 1990, Portland State University Jan 1990

Viking 1990, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1990 yearbook


An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis Jan 1986

An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis traced the development of the concept of creativity from the earliest works in the intellectual history of Western civilization to the late twentieth century. This historical perspective on the concept of creativity served as a backdrop to current views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent and essential themes in the progressing debates concerning this issue.


Viking 1978, Portland State University Jan 1978

Viking 1978, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1978 yearbook


Viking 1977, Portland State University Jan 1977

Viking 1977, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1977 yearbook


Viking 1976, Portland State University Jan 1976

Viking 1976, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1976 yearbook


Viking 1975, Portland State University Jan 1975

Viking 1975, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1975 yearbook


Viking 1974, Portland State University Jan 1974

Viking 1974, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1974 yearbook


Viking 1973, Portland State University Jan 1973

Viking 1973, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1973 yearbook


Viking 1972, Portland State University Jan 1972

Viking 1972, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1972 yearbook


Viking 1971, Portland State University Jan 1971

Viking 1971, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1971 yearbook


Viking 1970, Portland State University Jan 1970

Viking 1970, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1970 yearbook


Viking 1969, Portland State University Jan 1969

Viking 1969, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1969 yearbook


Viking 1968, Portland State University Jan 1968

Viking 1968, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1968 yearbook


Viking 1967, Portland State University Jan 1967

Viking 1967, Portland State University

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Portland State University 1967 yearbook