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An Uncommon Textbook: Review Of Common Sense Mathematics By Ethan Bolker And Maura Mast, Bernard Madison Jan 2019

An Uncommon Textbook: Review Of Common Sense Mathematics By Ethan Bolker And Maura Mast, Bernard Madison

Numeracy

Ethan D. Bolker and Maura B. Mast. 2016. Common Sense Mathematics.(Washington DC.: Mathematics Association of America) ISBN-13: 978-1-93951-210-9.

Common Sense Mathematics is an integrative quantitative reasoning (QR) textbook that is built around scores of exercises derived from authentic circumstances from public media and other public sources. The exercises elicit responses from students requiring extensive communication and analyses and distinguish the book from ones typically encountered in a mathematics or science course. Responses to exercises often require one-half page or more of writing and can occupy considerable class time in discussion. The book has material for a one- or two-semester ...


Exploring The Educational Potential Of A Video-Interview With A Shoah Survivor, Katalin Eszter Morgan Oct 2017

Exploring The Educational Potential Of A Video-Interview With A Shoah Survivor, Katalin Eszter Morgan

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This article aims to establish what the education potential is of video-interviews with Shoah survivors that have been made available as historical sources for learners in secondary schools. It does so by looking at some of the learner tasks pertaining to one selected video-interview and by using empirical data consisting of masters students’ responses to the same interview. After contextualising the research within the intersecting field of video-testimony and Holocaust education, a brief overview of the DVD medium called “Zeugen der Shoah” (“Witnesses of the Shoah”) is presented. Thereafter the tool used for the analysis is explained. According to three ...


Breach: Understanding The Mandatory Reporting Of Title Ix Violations As Pedagogy And Performance, Jacob G. Abraham Jun 2017

Breach: Understanding The Mandatory Reporting Of Title Ix Violations As Pedagogy And Performance, Jacob G. Abraham

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines how institutions generate, teach, and authorize normative performances through texts and/as pedagogical practices. Through an analysis of the University of South Florida’s mandatory reporting policy, training, and Title IX Incident Report Form, this project examines how institutions construct and privilege certain values, performances, and individuals as means of generating the legal compliance of the institution independent. These practices are valued independent of how such compliance enables and limits the relationship between students and teachers. I argue the University’s texts and pedagogical practices serve to substantiate, authorize, and perform the materialization of certain privileges and ...


Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass Mar 2017

Science In The Sun: How Science Is Performed As A Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study analyzes how spatial organization impacts science communication at the St. Petersburg Science Festival in Florida. Through map analysis, qualitative interviews, and a close reading of evaluation reports, the author determines that sponsorship, logistics, exhibitor ambience, and map usability and design are the factors most affecting the spatial performance of science. To mitigate their effects, technical communicators can identify these factors and provide the necessary revisions when considering how science is communicated to the public.


Blue-Collar Scholars: Bridging Academic And Working-Class Worlds, Nathan Lee Hodges Jun 2016

Blue-Collar Scholars: Bridging Academic And Working-Class Worlds, Nathan Lee Hodges

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores one white working-class family’s hopes, fears, illusions, and tensions related to social mobility. I tell stories from my experiences as a first-generation college student, including: ethnographic fieldwork; interviews with my family, community members, and former teachers; and narratives from other working-class academics to provide an in-depth, evocative, and relational look at mobility. I explore the roots of vulnerability in my family and how I was socialized into understanding belonging and worthiness in particular ways, and how this socialization influences my feelings of belonging and worthiness in the academy. The goal of this research is bridging – past ...


When Maps Ignore The Territory: An Examination Of Gendered Language In Cancer Patient Literature, Joanna Bartell Apr 2016

When Maps Ignore The Territory: An Examination Of Gendered Language In Cancer Patient Literature, Joanna Bartell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Cancer patients report having a high need for cancer information. Several studies show that the majority of patients surveyed report preferring information from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Ranging up to 129 pages, the ACS’ Detailed Guides (DG) are widely distributed throughout the United States, and offer patients an authoritative guide to help patients navigate the difficult terrain of the cancer journey. This dissertation examines the ACS’ cervical, endometrial, ovarian, penile, prostate, testicular, and vaginal cancer guides. Through a rhetorical analysis of the 7 guides, it was shown that the ACS DGs in question foster gendered narratives that strictly limit ...


Spiritual Frameworks In Pediatric Palliative Care: Understanding Parental Decision-Making, Lindy Grief Davidson Apr 2016

Spiritual Frameworks In Pediatric Palliative Care: Understanding Parental Decision-Making, Lindy Grief Davidson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Parents of seriously ill children are charged with making complicated medical decisions, and many of those decisions are made during their children’s hospitalizations. As medical staff seek to support parents, it is important for them to understand what resources parents are drawing upon for decision-making. This project explored parental decision-making by examining the following research questions: RQ1: What resources do parents draw upon to make medical decisions for their seriously ill children? RQ2: How do parents enact their spiritual or religious frameworks in clinical settings when faced with medical decisions for their seriously ill children? Methods of research included ...


#Networkedglobe: Making The Connection Between Social Media And Intercultural Technical Communication, Laura Anne Ewing Nov 2015

#Networkedglobe: Making The Connection Between Social Media And Intercultural Technical Communication, Laura Anne Ewing

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Preparing students of technical communication in the twenty-first century means training them to rhetorically utilize a wide variety of online tools. Technical communicators are now required to employ social media applications on a daily basis to communicate with clients, consumers, colleagues, and other organizations. These online modes have also opened the door to global communication wider and continue to present opportunities and challenges to technical communicators worldwide. Using Japan as a model, this dissertation sought to demonstrate a rhetorical exigency for teaching intercultural social media communication strategies to future technical communicators in the United States. The goal of this dissertation ...


Communication As Yoga, Kristen Caroline Blinne May 2014

Communication As Yoga, Kristen Caroline Blinne

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, I am in conversation with the following questions: How can individuals and communities teach and learn to engage more peacefully, nonviolently, and compassionately with each other? Further, how can one practice a style of communication that helps at least one person suffer less each day? In asking these questions, my goal has been to imagine as well as attempt to actualize a world where individuals and communities work together to create less suffering in each other's lives by first developing compassionate awareness of our interconnectedness, then "waking up" not only to our own divinity but also ...


Communication Behavior Study Of Support In The Arts Using The Situational Theory Of Publics And The Theory Of Reasoned Action, Ashleigh Gallant May 2014

Communication Behavior Study Of Support In The Arts Using The Situational Theory Of Publics And The Theory Of Reasoned Action, Ashleigh Gallant

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Arts in the United States has been a thoroughly studied topic, largely trying to substantiate its value to society, resulting in a plethora of research that positively correlates the arts and a more healthy and successful society. Findings from various studies over the years have shown declines in arts support in the form of funding, advocacy, education, and participation (National Endowment for the Arts, 2009). Additional studies have suggested that millennials are redefining what participation means in the arts, and even the definition of the arts. The primary research question of this study is why are support for the ...


Hermes, Technical Communicator Of The Gods: The Theory, Design, And Creation Of A Persuasive Game For Technical Communication, Eric Walsh May 2014

Hermes, Technical Communicator Of The Gods: The Theory, Design, And Creation Of A Persuasive Game For Technical Communication, Eric Walsh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For my thesis, I have undertaken the creation of a persuasive game to advance a particular argument of the way that work is performed in the field of technical communication. Designed using procedural rhetoric, with an attention to aesthetics, fun, and the qualities that make games viable pedagogical tools, my game has been programmed using HTML5 and JavaScript, and made freely available online at RhetoricalGamer.com. This written document is meant to serve as a supplement to the game, providing a rationale for the use of games in education and in technical communication; a definition of procedural rhetoric and the ...


Applying Public Relations Theory To Assess Service-Learning Relationships, Karen Strand May 2014

Applying Public Relations Theory To Assess Service-Learning Relationships, Karen Strand

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In Service-Learning (S-L) partnerships, universities and community organizations exchange resources and influence. Community engagement scholars Cruz and Giles proposed that relationships within S-L partnerships serve as units of analysis for the study of community outcomes of engagement. Yet, the scholarship of engagement lacks a suitable instrument to assess such relationships. This study brings together two lines of scholarship-relationship studies within community engagement and cocreational studies within public relations-to address the problem of assessing the community outcomes of S-L relationships, and it applies Cruz and Giles' ideas about using relationship analysis to assess community outcomes when it considers the perspectives of ...


Social Media Use During The College Transition, Kevin J. Yurasek May 2014

Social Media Use During The College Transition, Kevin J. Yurasek

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Starting college is an exciting and pivotal time for students. During this time, the student will be faced with challenges of his or her social identity and will need to develop or modify identities based on new social situations. Previous research shows that social media play a role in identity development, but there is little information regarding the extent. Are new college students using Facebook during their transition to communicate their new identity/social group to new peers? Are they using Facebook to maintain nostalgia for previous identities/social groups? This information will be valuable to higher education professionals working ...


Informing, Entertaining And Persuading: Health Communication At The Amazing You, David Haldane Lee Jan 2014

Informing, Entertaining And Persuading: Health Communication At The Amazing You, David Haldane Lee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This is a study of the communication environment at The Amazing You, an exhibition about health and wellness with over 400 different exhibits at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). The purpose of this study is to describe a multi-media, multi-vocal health communication environment which incorporates forms of intervention from various medical communities of practice into a narrative about human life stages. Describing communication at a science center as circular, complex and multi-directional allows for notions of feedback to be considered in an otherwise unilinear and unidirectional process from message to receiver. This research is about science center ...


The Scope Of Numeracy After Five Years, H. L. Vacher, Dorothy Wallace Jan 2013

The Scope Of Numeracy After Five Years, H. L. Vacher, Dorothy Wallace

Numeracy

The purpose of this editorial is to provide an efficient way for readers and potential authors to see (a) what type of papers are published in this journal and (b) what subjects are appropriate. The editorial consists mainly of about a dozen pages of tables including live links to the papers’ access/abstract pages to facilitate easy browsing. In the first table, the 85 papers that have been published in the journal’s first five years are classified into: review papers; research papers; case studies; essays; book reviews; columns; and editorials about the journal. In the second table, the papers ...


African Americans And Hospice: A Culture-Centered Exploration Of Disparities In End-Of-Life Care, Patrick Dillon Jan 2013

African Americans And Hospice: A Culture-Centered Exploration Of Disparities In End-Of-Life Care, Patrick Dillon

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As the United States' population ages and grows more diverse, scholars and practitioners have grown increasingly concerned about persistent disparities in the cost and quality of end-of-life health care, particularly with regard to African Americans. Although a variety of factors may influence these disparities, most scholars agree that the underutilization of hospice care by this population is an important contributor. Drawing from the culture-centered approach to health communication and narrative theory, the present study explores African American patients and caregivers' experiences with hospice care and takes an initial step toward addressing disparities in end-of-life care. I begin this study, first ...


Factors Prospective Students Consider When Selecting An Mba Program, Lorie Plyler Briggs Jan 2013

Factors Prospective Students Consider When Selecting An Mba Program, Lorie Plyler Briggs

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper adds to existing literature regarding MBA selection processes and helps identify and better understand the needs that motivate consumers to pursue an MBA degree. Through a series of qualitative, one-on-one interviews with 17 brand-new MBA students or prospective students, this research found that while many people have "always wanted" to earn the advanced degree, most have toyed with the idea of a graduate business degree for many years. The most frequent reasons that people cite regarding their decision to seriously consider an MBA at a large southern university centers around four desires. These are, not surprisingly, the desire ...


An Evolving Dyke-Otomy: Lesbianism And Learning, Megan Pugh Jan 2012

An Evolving Dyke-Otomy: Lesbianism And Learning, Megan Pugh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Homophobia and prejudice against the lesbian community have been argued to be consequences of lack of education within academic and non-academic spaces. This study introduces a pedagogical model of gendered lesbian identity that can act as a tool for educators to understand lesbian experiences, and thus contribute to addressing issues related to homophobia and prejudices in the classrooms and beyond. Based on thematic analysis of data generated by a qualitative online survey of 29 participants, this study argues that notions of social norms, individual agency, and importance of advocacy are critical points of emphases in the proposed educational model. Although ...


Lunes Niuyorkino, Etnairis Rivera Dec 2011

Lunes Niuyorkino, Etnairis Rivera

Revista Surco Sur

No abstract provided.


Calendario, Miguel Reyes Dec 2011

Calendario, Miguel Reyes

Revista Surco Sur

No abstract provided.


Mañana, Mañana..., Silvia Cuevas-Morales Dec 2011

Mañana, Mañana..., Silvia Cuevas-Morales

Revista Surco Sur

No abstract provided.


Pasando La Frontera, Nivaria Tejera Dec 2011

Pasando La Frontera, Nivaria Tejera

Revista Surco Sur

No abstract provided.


Poema De La Extranjera, Alberto Lauro Dec 2011

Poema De La Extranjera, Alberto Lauro

Revista Surco Sur

No abstract provided.


Conversación En Bahía Con El Pintor Ángel Alonso, José Antonio Michelena Dec 2011

Conversación En Bahía Con El Pintor Ángel Alonso, José Antonio Michelena

Revista Surco Sur

Las artes plásticas en Cuba, durante la década de 1980, tuvieron una energía, una fuerza expresiva en su irreverencia, en su alcance social, que conmocionaron las estructuras artísticas y culturales de una manera que no ha vuelto a repetirse en la Isla. Con su accionar, los jóvenes pintores, escultores, grabadores, dibujantes, les abrieron espacios, no solo a sus colegas, sino igualmente al resto de los artistas y escritores, insuflando un huracán de aire fresco en la creación artística y literaria, amordazadas en la década anterior. Ángel Alonso Blanco, apenas recién graduado de la Academia San Alejandro, se involucró activamente en ...


Entrevista A Felipe Lázaro, Director De La Editorial Betania, Teresa Dovalpage Dec 2011

Entrevista A Felipe Lázaro, Director De La Editorial Betania, Teresa Dovalpage

Revista Surco Sur

Betania se fundó en 1987 como un proyecto cultural dedicado –inicialmente- a publicar libros de poesía de autores españoles e hispanoamericanos. No obstante, como bien dices, fuimos ampliando otras colecciones, sobre todo, la de narrativa (novela y libros de cuentos) y la de ensayo (literario e histórico), aunque también lo seguimos intentando con la literatura infantil y las obras de teatro, que son más difíciles de trabajar, u otras colecciones como las de Arte, Ciencias Sociales, etc. En definitiva, más de 500 títulos en estos 24 años de labor editorial, de donde un 80% son libros de poesía (poemarios y ...


Escribir A La Sombra De Otro Idioma: Escritores Latinoamericanos Mantienen El Español En Los Estados Unidos, Johanny Vázquez Paz Dec 2011

Escribir A La Sombra De Otro Idioma: Escritores Latinoamericanos Mantienen El Español En Los Estados Unidos, Johanny Vázquez Paz

Revista Surco Sur

Emigrar es buscar un nuevo espacio donde vivir, dejar lo conocido por voluntad propia para empezar una nueva vida en otra parte del mundo. Entonces, ¿por qué no despedirse también del idioma y adoptar la lengua que ahora nos rodea? Y si se es escritor, ¿por qué insistir en escribir en un idioma que limita al tratar de publicar en el país donde se reside?, ¿por qué escribir en español cuando se vive en Estados Unidos? Éstas son algunas de las preguntas que exploraré en este ensayo desde varias perspectivas descritas por algunos escritores reconocidos, proponiendo posibles causas y motivos ...


Lezama En Lunes, Lunes En Lezama, Elizabeth Mirabal, Carlos Velazco Dec 2011

Lezama En Lunes, Lunes En Lezama, Elizabeth Mirabal, Carlos Velazco

Revista Surco Sur

En este ensayo, los autores valoran las posiciones del escritor José Lezama Lima con la publicación Lunes de Revolución, en la que se expresan las complejas contradicciones entre los más importantes escritores cubanos de la época, entre ellos y en relación con la política cultural de la Revolución Cubana. Las posiciones de escritores como Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Heberto Padilla, José Rodríguez Feo, Virgilio Piñera y otros, se aprecian no solo en sus relaciones con el autor de Paradiso, sino en las complicadas conexiones con la orientación de la revolución.


Ladrillos Flotantes, Rubén Soto Rivera Dec 2011

Ladrillos Flotantes, Rubén Soto Rivera

Revista Surco Sur

Mientras que, por ineluctable necesidad, yo hacía subir casi infinitesimalmente el nivel del agua, veía maravillado cómo un ladrillo flotaba río abajo empujado por la corriente del Kaikos. ¿Hasta dónde lo llevará la corriente? Tal vez, lo orille o se encaje entre rocas salientes en algún tramo del lecho poco profundo. Sigo mirando el arcillesco barquito a la deriva hasta perderlo de vista. Quizás, náufrago, desemboque hasta el mar y éste, en su vaivén de flujos y reflujos, lo haga encayar en un arrecife de coral cercano a las costas del Ática, o hasta arribe así en arenas del Pireo ...


Caminos Y Puentes, Raúl Dorantes Dec 2011

Caminos Y Puentes, Raúl Dorantes

Revista Surco Sur

Durante varios meses viví en las camas que en de los hoteles de lujo de Milwaukee. Me dedicaba a lo que es mi naturaleza: chupar poco a poco la sangre de los hombres. Un día de primavera conocí a María Luisa, quien entonces se hacía acompañar de un tipo al que llamaba sin ternura “Señor comisionado”... Ya en el verano abandoné el Hilton y me fui con ella en su neceser. Así, en cuestión de días, vine a saber del ingeniero. Ahora tengo acceso a la memoria del ingeniero. Entre otras cosas sé que después de pasar su última tarde ...


Crítica De La Técnica Y Humanismo Comprometido En Ernesto Sábato, Damián Pachón Soto Dec 2011

Crítica De La Técnica Y Humanismo Comprometido En Ernesto Sábato, Damián Pachón Soto

Revista Surco Sur

Interesa señalar aquí que, para Sábato, en la actual sociedad se han perdido la solidaridad, el afecto, la vergüenza; se ha renunciado, en medio de lo que podemos llamar el fervor del “enclaustramiento por lo técnico” de la “forma-vida-frenesí”, a experiencias profundas como el amor y la amistad; nos hemos despojado de la entraña, nos hemos vaciado más y vagamos con la “conciencia arrobada” y con la atención fragmentada por los destellos del espectáculo, del brillo de los desfiles de moda, la suntuosidad de las estrellas del entertainment y la sociedad hipermasificada, la mercancía y los millones de bites de ...