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Building An Effective Learning Environment For Chinese Language Learners, Wen-Yu Chang Dec 2019

Building An Effective Learning Environment For Chinese Language Learners, Wen-Yu Chang

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

This portfolio is a compilation of papers that the author originally wrote during her study in the program of Master of Second Language Teaching at Utah State University. While pursuing the Master’s degree, the author also served as an instructor, teaching assistant, and research assistant in the Chinese program. Thus, this work is framed by the author's personal reflection accumulated from her day-to-day teaching experiences and class observations.

The portfolio consists of three major sections: (1) teaching perspectives, (2) research perspectives, and (3) an annotated bibliography. With the aim to identify the elements of an effective and communicative ...


Annotated Literature Review - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke Oct 2019

Annotated Literature Review - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This resource is a draft of a literature review composed by an undergraduate student and annotated by faculty and peer consultants at the James Madison University Writing Center (UWC). It points out the writer's key organizational choices, as well as the writer's adherence to common literature review conventions, like synthesizing sources. This resource appears on the UWC website.


Literature Reviews Overview - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke Oct 2019

Literature Reviews Overview - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This handout provides an overview of the genre of literature reviews. It defines literature reviews, distinguishes between types of literature reviews, diagrams a typical literature review structure/organization, and includes advice on synthesizing sources. The product of a genre-focused professional development group for peer consultants at the James Madison University Writing Center (UWC), the handout now appears on the UWC website.


Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird Oct 2019

Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird

Emily Hayden

To equalize access to science learning across genders and demographic groups, access to the disciplinary language of science is one place to start. The language of science is highly challenging and specialized, and difficulties acquiring this language contribute to disparities in science achievement across diverse student groups. This study used a pre-post design to analyze effectiveness of a brief classroom science vocabulary assessment designed to assess receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge across multiple sections of one 7th grade science teacher’s class. Vocabulary was selected and analysis conducted by an interdisciplinary research partnership including the science teacher, a literacy ...


Curriculum-Making And Development In A Pakistani University, Said Imran, Mark Wyatt Oct 2019

Curriculum-Making And Development In A Pakistani University, Said Imran, Mark Wyatt

The Qualitative Report

Despite frequent calls for increased teacher engagement in curriculum-making and development, there are still many English language teachers worldwide who are required to work with materials that are either culturally inappropriate or inadequate. A related concern is that such materials may deprive teachers of their creative and professional capabilities to address students’ needs and interests, so that, weighed down by contextual challenges, the teachers then simply deliver the materials, adhering to the textbook closely. Contextual challenges faced by teachers may be more acute in the developing world. However, it is unclear to what extent teachers in under-resourced contexts cope. In ...


Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird Oct 2019

Gaining Access To The Language Of Science: A Research Partnership For Disciplined, Discursive Ways To Select And Assess Vocabulary Knowledge, H. Emily Hayden, Anupma Singh, Michelle Eades Baird

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

To equalize access to science learning across genders and demographic groups, access to the disciplinary language of science is one place to start. The language of science is highly challenging and specialized, and difficulties acquiring this language contribute to disparities in science achievement across diverse student groups. This study used a pre-post design to analyze effectiveness of a brief classroom science vocabulary assessment designed to assess receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge across multiple sections of one 7th grade science teacher’s class. Vocabulary was selected and analysis conducted by an interdisciplinary research partnership including the science teacher, a literacy ...


Editorial Review Board Rh V.58 N.2 Oct 2019

Editorial Review Board Rh V.58 N.2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

No abstract provided.


Examining Elementary Students' Purposeful And Ancillary Prior Knowledge Activation When Reading Grade Level Texts, Courtney Hattan, Daniel L. Dinsmore Oct 2019

Examining Elementary Students' Purposeful And Ancillary Prior Knowledge Activation When Reading Grade Level Texts, Courtney Hattan, Daniel L. Dinsmore

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Prior knowledge activation is a crucial component of reading comprehension. Previous studies have examined students’ prompted (or solicited) purposeful knowledge activation, which occurs when the explicit goal is to activate knowledge, as well as ancillary knowledge activation, which is when students indirectly use their prior knowledge to fill in gaps in the text, form an opinion, or question the author. However, little is known regarding elementary students’ unprompted (or unsolicited) purposeful and ancillary activation of prior knowledge while reading grade level texts. The purpose of the current study was to (a) examine differences between third and fifth grade students on ...


Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsey M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael Mcmanus Oct 2019

Breaking Through The Noise: Literacy Teachers In The Face Of Accountability, Evaluation, And Reform, Catherine M. Kelly, Sara E. Miller, Karen Kleppe Graham, Chelsey M. Bahlmann Bollinger, Sherry Sanden, Michael Mcmanus

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

In an era of increased accountability, it is important to understand how exemplary teachers navigate the demands placed on them by their schools, districts, and states in order to support student learning aligned with their beliefs of effective instruction. To understand these negotiations, tensions facing exemplary literacy teachers were examined through a qualitative interview study. Participants included nineteen experienced PK-6th grade teachers from across the U.S. Results of the study indicate that teachers experience discrepancies between their beliefs and state and local mandates, and they discuss a variety of strategies for negotiating these discrepancies. Findings suggest that schools can ...


The Impact Of External Audience On Second Graders' Writing Quality, Meghan K. Block, Stephanie L. Strachan Oct 2019

The Impact Of External Audience On Second Graders' Writing Quality, Meghan K. Block, Stephanie L. Strachan

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The overarching purpose of writing is to communicate; as such, the intended audience is a critical consideration for writers. However, elementary school writing instruction commonly neglects the role of the audience. Typically, children are asked to compose a piece of text without a specific audience that is usually evaluated by the classroom teacher. Previous studies have found a relationship between audience specification and higher quality writing among older children; this study examines the impact of audience specification on young children’s writing. Using a within-subjects design, the study compared writing quality when second-grade students wrote for internal versus external audiences ...


Affective Variables And Motivation As Predictors Of Proficiency In English As A Foreign Language, Michaela Cocca, Armando Cocca Oct 2019

Affective Variables And Motivation As Predictors Of Proficiency In English As A Foreign Language, Michaela Cocca, Armando Cocca

Kinesiology Faculty Publications

English has become a key subject of educational systems worldwide. Thus, researchers have centered their attention on psychosocial processes that influence English proficiency in EFL settings. The aim of our study was to investigate the relation between affective variables, motivation and proficiency and assess which attitudinal/motivational domains can better predict English proficiency. Mini AMTB and English Proficiency test were employed to a sample of 354 university students. Our findings showed that students’ achievement was significantly associated with their motivational intensity, their attitude towards learning English and their desire to learn it, as well as with their opinion of English ...


Literature Review Rubric - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke Sep 2019

Literature Review Rubric - Supplement For "Genre Knowledge As Artisanship" Presentation At Iwca 2019, Lucy Bryan Malenke

Lucy Bryan Malenke

This rubric is based off of one used by the Engineering Department at James Madison University. It was adapted by Lucy Malenke, Laura (Schubert) Miller, Paul Mabrey, and Jared Featherstone to evaluate literature reviews written by Communications students as part of a study of tutor expertise in the James Madison University Writing Center.


The Effects Of The Vocabulary Scenario Technique- English Learner Peer Protocol On Ninth Grade English Learners Who Struggle With Literacy, Kimmerly Harrell Sep 2019

The Effects Of The Vocabulary Scenario Technique- English Learner Peer Protocol On Ninth Grade English Learners Who Struggle With Literacy, Kimmerly Harrell

Dr. Kimmerly Harrell

Recent data have shown that only 34% of eighth graders and 37% of 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency (NAEP, 2015). A total of 21% of Hispanic eighth graders were reading at or above proficiency, and only 25% of Hispanic 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency. Of African-American students, 16% of eighth graders and 17% of 12th graders were reading at or above proficiency. In order for adolescents to become successful and productive adults, they need to acquire advanced literacy skills. Many of these demands require an education beyond high school (Rothman, 2012). Concern for English ...


The Talkabroad Case: Addressing Intercultural Communicative Competency In Fren311, Ana Conboy Sep 2019

The Talkabroad Case: Addressing Intercultural Communicative Competency In Fren311, Ana Conboy

Forum Lectures

In fall 2017, the online interactive exchange platform, TalkAbroad, was integrated into the curriculum of Introduction to Contemporary French Culture (FREN311). Twelve students independently conducted three 30-minute conversations with native speakers from six different Francophone countries to discuss cultural dimensions, in conjunction with in-class activities. As a final assignment, students collaborated in pairs to analyze information gathered during the exchanges, and to create oral presentations about the country of their interlocutors. The project employs three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretational and Presentational), as described by the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). It creates meaning in the classroom ...


Reflexión En La Apertura Del Xiv Congreso Latinoamericano Para El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y La Escritura 28 De Setiembre 2017, Guiselle Garbanzo Vargas Sep 2019

Reflexión En La Apertura Del Xiv Congreso Latinoamericano Para El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y La Escritura 28 De Setiembre 2017, Guiselle Garbanzo Vargas

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

No abstract provided.


Cómo Mediar El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y Escritura A Través De Hacer Visible El Pensamiento, Angela K. Salmon Sep 2019

Cómo Mediar El Desarrollo De La Lectura Y Escritura A Través De Hacer Visible El Pensamiento, Angela K. Salmon

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Este artículo se fundamenta en teorías que sugieren la importancia de nutrir el pensamiento para promover la lectura y la escritura. A través de ejemplos provenientes de experiencias de investigación acción en salones de clase, la autora da crédito a teorías científicas que sostienen la importancia de estimular el lenguaje oral como base para el desarrollo del lenguaje escrito. Por otro lado, se enfatiza la estrecha correlación entre lenguaje y pensamiento para reflexionar sobre la importancia de estimular el pensamiento para generar en el niño la necesidad de hacerlo visible a través del lenguaje oral y escrito. Se propone ...


Las Prácticas De Escritura Académica De Estudiantes De Psicología De Dos Universidades Públicas, María Eugenia Martínez Compeán, Gerardo Hernández Rojas, Maricela Vélez Espinosa Sep 2019

Las Prácticas De Escritura Académica De Estudiantes De Psicología De Dos Universidades Públicas, María Eugenia Martínez Compeán, Gerardo Hernández Rojas, Maricela Vélez Espinosa

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Conocer las prácticas de escritura académica que realizan las distintas comunidades universitarias reviste particular importancia porque permite, por un lado, determinar las formas específicas en que cada comunidad disciplinar se comunica y genera el conocimiento y, por otro, facilita proponer una serie de medidas que promuevan la enculturación académica en los códigos, discursos y convenciones disciplinares, como una forma específica de alfabetización que las instituciones de educación superior deberían garantizar para que sus estudiantes puedan ser miembros activos de sus respectivas comunidades profesionales (Castelló, 2014). El objetivo del trabajo es indagar las prácticas de escritura que realizan los estudiantes ...


Desarrollo De La Lectura Comprensiva En El Programa De Estudio De Español De Primer Ciclo: Un Análisis Desde El Enfoque Psicolingüístico, María De Los Ángeles Carpio Brenes Sep 2019

Desarrollo De La Lectura Comprensiva En El Programa De Estudio De Español De Primer Ciclo: Un Análisis Desde El Enfoque Psicolingüístico, María De Los Ángeles Carpio Brenes

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Este artículo de análisis documental tiene por objetivo establecer la concordancia entre el procedimiento para la enseñanza de la lectura comprensiva que propone el Programa de Estudios de Español de I Ciclo de la Educación General Básica (Ministerio de Educación Pública, 2014) y los niveles de procesamiento cognitivo para la lectura comprensiva que establece el enfoque psicolingüístico. La información se presenta en tres apartados: antecedentes, referentes teóricos, análisis comparativo y conclusiones. Del estudio se desprenden, como recomendaciones fundamentales, que el profesorado de primaria debe recibir capacitación sobre los procesos psicolingüísticos que intervienen en el aprendizaje de la lectura, y ...


Cuentos De Hadas En El Siglo Xxi, Vigencia En Medio De La Incertidumbre, Carlos Rubio Torres, Ana Coralia Fernández Arias Sep 2019

Cuentos De Hadas En El Siglo Xxi, Vigencia En Medio De La Incertidumbre, Carlos Rubio Torres, Ana Coralia Fernández Arias

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Se presenta, en este artículo, un acercamiento a la definición de los cuentos maravillosos o los cuentos de hadas. Tal como lo han confirmado estudiosos como Propp y Todorov, son textos que tienen su origen en la antigüedad. No se sabe, con certeza, dónde se narraron las versiones originales. Durante siglos se transmitieron por medio de la oralidad y fue hasta, aproximadamente, tres siglos que empezaron a difundirse, convertidos en escritura e impresos en libros. No solo son obras destinadas a la niñez pues representan características de todos los seres humanos. En el siglo XXI, los cuentos de hadas ...


Calidad De La Educación Y La Enseñanza De La Lectura Y La Escritura, Gilberto Alfaro Varela Sep 2019

Calidad De La Educación Y La Enseñanza De La Lectura Y La Escritura, Gilberto Alfaro Varela

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Resumen

Todo proceso educativo de calidad está orientado a promover una educación integral. Los procesos de lectura y escritura son aspectos esenciales en el aprendizaje cuando la intención es que los aprendices continúen aprendiendo siempre. Este trabajo pretende aportar una orientación, basada en la experiencia personal y sustentada teóricamente, para reflexionar en torno a la forma en que los docentes en todos las áreas y niveles educativos pueden favorecer procesos de lectura y escritura, acordes con la naturaleza de las disciplinas o asignaturas que enseñan. La intención es iniciar la reflexión e inducir de manera progresiva a que los docentes ...


Editorial Volumen 4, Editorial Volumen 4 Marta Eugenia Sánchez González Sep 2019

Editorial Volumen 4, Editorial Volumen 4 Marta Eugenia Sánchez González

Revista Electrónica Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

No abstract provided.


Top-Down English Policy And Bottom-Up Teacher Take: An Interview-Based Insight From The Balochistan Province Of Pakistan, Liaquat A. Channa, Sania G. Panezai Sep 2019

Top-Down English Policy And Bottom-Up Teacher Take: An Interview-Based Insight From The Balochistan Province Of Pakistan, Liaquat A. Channa, Sania G. Panezai

The Qualitative Report

Provinces in Pakistan have initiated teaching English as a compulsory subject in Grade 1 onwards in their government schools by following the latest National Education Policy (NEP) of 2009. The policy states that the measure shall develop the students’ English proficiency that would later help them compete. In this study we intended to understand whether the policy was implemented successfully in the province of Balochistan. By drawing upon the language planning framework proposed by Kaplan, Baldauf, and Kamwangamalu (2011) and applying convenient sampling technique, the researchers conducted thirty-one semi-structured interviews with urban and rural male and female teachers who teach ...


Serving The Less-Commonly-Trained Teacher: Perspectives From Arabic Instructors, Dustin De Felice, Amanda Lanier, Paula Winke Sep 2019

Serving The Less-Commonly-Trained Teacher: Perspectives From Arabic Instructors, Dustin De Felice, Amanda Lanier, Paula Winke

The Qualitative Report

As proficient speakers of less-commonly-taught languages seek to meet the demand for qualified instructors, they face a range of personal and professional challenges. In an effort to understand the perspectives of these instructors and their particular educational experiences and needs, we conducted a phenomenological case study of two aspiring Arabic teachers. Specifically, we sought insights into their lived experiences, their motivations for pursuing a graduate degree, their attempts to connect coursework with pedagogical practices, and their needs in terms of professional development. Our findings illuminate the intersecting objectives these instructors must achieve. They need to position themselves as qualified candidates ...


White Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions And Their Development Of Culturally Relevant Literacy Practices, Lakia M. Scott, Elena Venegas Sep 2019

White Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions And Their Development Of Culturally Relevant Literacy Practices, Lakia M. Scott, Elena Venegas

Journal of Multicultural Affairs

Existent literature purports that providing White teacher candidates with increased exposure to urban schools in order to create culturally competent educators has failed. These findings reflect the notion that teacher ideologies and overall perspectives about working with diverse student groups must be harnessed in a genuine ethic of care and intentionality for students of color. However, few studies have taken the approach of examining the development of culturally relevant pedagogy through context-specific field experiences using content-specific courses. This study examines the perspectives of twenty-five White pre-service teachers from a predominately White, private university regarding their initial perceptions and gained conceptual ...


Not All 'Fake News' Is Equal: How Should Higher Education Respond To Fake News And In The Post-Truth Era, Thomas E. Keefe Sep 2019

Not All 'Fake News' Is Equal: How Should Higher Education Respond To Fake News And In The Post-Truth Era, Thomas E. Keefe

The Liminal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology in Education

In examining how higher education ought to respond to ‘fake news’ and the landscape of the ‘post-truth’ world, it is imperative to distinguish between accidental, ignorant, or intentional factual inaccuracies. The motives of accidental, ignorant, or disinformation are not uniform and, as such, the responses by institutions of higher education must not be uniform either. With increased literacy, as well as increased ease of publication and dissemination, the dangers of misinformation have been magnified. Stakeholders in higher education ought to develop multiple strategies responding to ‘fake news’ that are unique to the divergent forms of misinformation in the ‘post-truth’ world.


Revolución De Identidad: An Autoethnography On Spanish Heritage Language & Identity, Cristina Velazquez Sep 2019

Revolución De Identidad: An Autoethnography On Spanish Heritage Language & Identity, Cristina Velazquez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This autoethnography narrative examines my journey as a first-generation Mexican immigrant woman from birth, through completion of the doctorate degree at California State University, San Bernardino. The purpose in writing this autoethnography is to present a personalized account of my experiences growing up, in communicating between two languages, the structural and personal motivators behind maintaining a heritage language (Spanish), and to reflect, in my experience, how I have negotiated with multiple social identities, including ethnic, academic, and bilingual identities. In this self-study, I bring the reader closer to Mexican-American identity, language, and culture. Specifically, this qualitative analysis of Spanish Heritage ...


Diggin’ Deeper: What We Need To Know To Engage The Non-Proficient Minority Reader, Hiawatha Smith Sep 2019

Diggin’ Deeper: What We Need To Know To Engage The Non-Proficient Minority Reader, Hiawatha Smith

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study explored the reading instructional needs of 187 non-proficient students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. The sample purposefully included economic and/or ethnic minority students who failed to demonstrate proficiency on their state mandated-reading assessment. This inclusion allowed the students often omitted from research and those who are at the negative ends of the opportunity gap to be represented. This mixed methods study used a heavy quantitative focus to determine the unique instructional needs of the students including patterns of strengths and weaknesses with respect to their reading skills. The quantitative component was followed with ...


Myth And Reality: Reflections On Our Travels Through West Africa, Julius A. Amin Aug 2019

Myth And Reality: Reflections On Our Travels Through West Africa, Julius A. Amin

Myth and Reality: Reflections on Our Travels through West Africa

A collection of essays by the University of Dayton faculty who participated in the 2018 and 2019 Global Education Seminars focusing on West Africa.


Cover, Front Matter, University Of Dayton Aug 2019

Cover, Front Matter, University Of Dayton

Myth and Reality: Reflections on Our Travels through West Africa

No abstract provided.


Acknowledgments, Julius A. Amin Aug 2019

Acknowledgments, Julius A. Amin

Myth and Reality: Reflections on Our Travels through West Africa

No abstract provided.