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What's Up Wif Ebonics, Y'All?, Abha Gupta Jun 1999

What's Up Wif Ebonics, Y'All?, Abha Gupta

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

This paper examines the controversy surrounding the use of Ebonics among African American students in schools in the United States, with a twofold purpose: (1) to focus on the primary function of language as a tool of communication that varies in its use according to the social context; and (2) to provide suggestions to teachers of ways to support students' acquisition of standard English without devaluing the nonstandard variants they may have learned in their homes and communities. The discussion is highlighted in the paper with classroom stories, anecdotes, and vignettes. The paper contains the following sections: Introduction; The Ebonics ...


Literacy's Rainbow: The Ecuador Nfe Project Twenty-Five Years Later, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo Jan 1999

Literacy's Rainbow: The Ecuador Nfe Project Twenty-Five Years Later, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo

Ecuador Project

No abstract provided.


Arco Iris De La Alfabetizacion: Educacion No Formal En Ecuador 25 Anos Despues, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo Jan 1999

Arco Iris De La Alfabetizacion: Educacion No Formal En Ecuador 25 Anos Despues, Ernique Tasiguano Muzo

Ecuador Project

No abstract provided.


A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona Jan 1999

A Factor Analysis Of K-12 Student Feedback Items And The Association Of These Items To Criterion-Referenced Tests In Reading, Language Arts, And Mathematics , Frances Ann Kayona

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The following study was designed to examine student feedback items from four (K--2, 3--5, 6--8, and 9--12) teacher feedback instruments in anticipation of uncovering specific dimensions or domains of teaching. These items were measured against student achievement scores from criterion-referenced tests in reading, language arts, and mathematics to determine which instructional behaviors are associated with high student achievement. And finally, this study developed and tested additional items that best reflect exemplary teaching practices in reading, language arts, and mathematics instruction. The new items were written with the expectation that these teaching practices promote higher-order thinking and learning among students in ...


Applying English-As-A-Second-Language Methodologies To The Teaching Of Reading To Deaf Students, Cindy Michelle Walker Jan 1999

Applying English-As-A-Second-Language Methodologies To The Teaching Of Reading To Deaf Students, Cindy Michelle Walker

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Increasing Reading Comprehension Through Mediated Joint Activity, Stephanie Suzanne Lucero Jan 1999

Increasing Reading Comprehension Through Mediated Joint Activity, Stephanie Suzanne Lucero

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Indigenously Authored And Illustrated Literature: An Answer To Esoteric Notions Of Literacy Among The Numanggang Adults Of Papua New Guinea, Barbara J. Hynum Jan 1999

Indigenously Authored And Illustrated Literature: An Answer To Esoteric Notions Of Literacy Among The Numanggang Adults Of Papua New Guinea, Barbara J. Hynum

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


What Is Critical Literacy?, Ira Shor Jan 1999

What Is Critical Literacy?, Ira Shor

Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice

We are what we say and do. The way we speak and are spoken to help shape us into the people we become. Through words and other actions, we build ourselves in a world that is building us. That world addresses us to produce the different identities we carry forward in life: men are addressed differently than are women, people of color differently than whites, elite students differently than those from working families. Yet, though language is fateful in teaching us what kind of people to become and what kind of society to make, discourse is not destiny. We can ...


The Good Language Class: Teacher Perceptions, Rosemary Senior Jan 1999

The Good Language Class: Teacher Perceptions, Rosemary Senior

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This is a qualitative, descriptive study of group processes in classes of adult language learners, viewed from the perspective of practising teachers. The study has an internal narrative which takes the reader through the process of the research, from the initial question raised by a casual classroom conversation to the discussion chapter which questions a number of assumptions underlying current English language teaching practices within western educational contexts. The study falls into two distinct phases. The first phase uses the constant comparative method of data collection and analysis to integrate the perceptions of 28 experienced language teachers into the following ...