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Assessment Of English Language Acquisition In Young Dual Language Learners: Towards The Development Of An Observational Tool (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders, Dina C. Castro Apr 2016

Assessment Of English Language Acquisition In Young Dual Language Learners: Towards The Development Of An Observational Tool (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders, Dina C. Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


What Are Effective Teacher Behaviors And Interaction Styles To Support Ell Students Prek – 3rd? (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders Apr 2016

What Are Effective Teacher Behaviors And Interaction Styles To Support Ell Students Prek – 3rd? (Book Chapter), Cristina Gillanders

Cristina Gillanders

About the book: Young Dual Language Learners provides clear and concise expert responses to questions that early childhood and elementary education administrators and preschool directors are asking about educating young children who come from homes where languages other than English are spoken. This practitioner friendly guide helps all constituents navigate the landscape of early childhood education in linguistically and culturally responsive ways. It addresses such topics as the role of a child’s home language in the educational process, proper identification of young dual language learners (DLLs); standards and regulations, customizing instructional programs, interviewing and staffing, leadership and professional development ...


Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, Masanori Matsumoto Feb 2016

Formal English Education In Japan: What Causes ‘Unsuccessful’ English Language Learning?, Masanori Matsumoto

Masanori Matsumoto

Formal English education in Japanese high schools was examined on the basis of its unsuccessful outcome in the acquisition of communication skills in English despite the government's strong initiative to implement communication-oriented teaching and learning in its 2003 Action Plan. The primary cause of this is assumed to be the discrepancy between the official goal advocated in the Action Plan and the realistic goal that both teachers and students are forced to confront the entrance examinations to universities. Due to the severe gap between the dual objectives in the teaching/learning of English, high school teachers and students face ...


Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill Feb 2016

Immersion In Esl Culture: Oral Output Through Acting, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

Many ESL learners exhibit diffidence in situations where they are required to speak in English. They retreat into their shells because of the threat of embarrassment and a loss of face which are consequences of making errors in grammar and pronunciation. One effective method of inducing them to speak is drama. By putting them in imaginary situations and creating make-believe identities, teachers can give them incentives to participate in oral interaction, thereby increasing the quantity of speech produced and providing increased practice in speaking in the target language. Classroom activities imbued with drama are often enjoyable and evidence indicates that ...


The Relationship Between A College Preparation Program And At-Risk Students' College Readiness, Jennifer Cates, Scott Schaefle Jan 2016

The Relationship Between A College Preparation Program And At-Risk Students' College Readiness, Jennifer Cates, Scott Schaefle

Scott Schaefle

This study evaluates the relationship between elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of low-income and/or Latina/o students at the completion of 6 years of participation in the program. Hours of participation in tutoring, mentoring, advising, college campus visits, summer programs, and educational field trips are examined in relationship to students' college-track course completion and Preliminary SAT (PSAT) participation. In addition, the relationship between students' expectations for college and their ranking of program activities is examined. Results indicate that key program elements related to college readiness include advising, college campus visits, and college information through ...


Expanding White Racial Identity Theory: A Qualitative Investigation Of Whites Engaged In Antiracist Action, Krista Malott, Tina Paone, Scott Schaefle, Jennifer Cates, Breyan Haizlip Jan 2016

Expanding White Racial Identity Theory: A Qualitative Investigation Of Whites Engaged In Antiracist Action, Krista Malott, Tina Paone, Scott Schaefle, Jennifer Cates, Breyan Haizlip

Scott Schaefle

This article presents outcomes of a qualitative exploration of White racial identity. Ten participants whose characteristics were reflective of Helms's (1990) autonomy status defined their racial identities and related lifestyle choices. Findings are conceptualized within the framework of Helms's (1990, 1995) theory of White racial identity development. Suggestions are intended to enhance White racial identity theory and provide empirical support for characteristics of Whites who are engaged in antiracist activities.


Reaching For Success: A Close-Up Of Mexican Immigrant Parents In The Usa Who Foster Literacy Success For Their Kindergarten Children, Cristina Gillanders, Robert Jimenez Jan 2016

Reaching For Success: A Close-Up Of Mexican Immigrant Parents In The Usa Who Foster Literacy Success For Their Kindergarten Children, Cristina Gillanders, Robert Jimenez

Cristina Gillanders

The purpose of this study was to examine the home environment of immigrant Mexican kindergarteners of low socio-economic status in the USA who display high levels of emergent literacy when compared to their peers. To examine the home environments, the study focused on the literacy beliefs and practices of four families. Findings highlight the role of parental active support and corresponding literacy practices at home, as promoters of positive effects of bilingualism and consequently literacy learning. In addition, the school’s use of Spanish facilitated the dynamic of the families’ belief in active support of their children’s literacy learning ...


An English-Speaking Prekindergarten Teacher For Young Latino Children: Implications Of The Teacher…Child Relationship On Second Language Learning, Cristina Gillanders Jan 2016

An English-Speaking Prekindergarten Teacher For Young Latino Children: Implications Of The Teacher…Child Relationship On Second Language Learning, Cristina Gillanders

Cristina Gillanders

This case study was designed to describe how an effective English-speaking prekindergarten teacher develops strategies for communicating with and teaching young English language learners. The teacher’s classroom practices to enhance her own relationship with the children promoted opportunities for the Latino children to become full participants in the classroom community. At the end of the year, the Latino children showed progress in formal and informal measures of receptive vocabulary in both English and Spanish. Findings from the study suggest the importance of the affective and social nature of second language learning in young children. Implications for practice and research ...


Study Guide. Storybook Reading For Young Dual Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro Jan 2016

Study Guide. Storybook Reading For Young Dual Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


The Language And Literacy Development Of Young Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Erika Hoff, Yuuko Uchikoshi, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro, Lia Sandlos Jan 2016

The Language And Literacy Development Of Young Dual Language Learners: A Critical Review, Carol Scheffner Hammer, Erika Hoff, Yuuko Uchikoshi, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro, Lia Sandlos

Cristina Gillanders

The number of children living in the United States who are learning two languages is increasing greatly. However, relatively little research has been conducted on the language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs), particularly during the early childhood years. To summarize the extant literature and guide future research, a critical analysis of the literature was conducted. A search of major databases for studies on young typically developing DLLs between 2000 and 2011 yielded 182 peer-reviewed articles. Findings about DLL children's developmental trajectories in the various areas of language and literacy are presented. Much of these findings should ...


Reading Aloud To English Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro Jan 2016

Reading Aloud To English Language Learners, Cristina Gillanders, Dina Castro

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


What Kind Of School Would You Like For Your Children? Exploring Minority Mothers' Beliefs To Promote Home-School Partnerships, Cristina Gillanders, Marvin Mckinney, Sharon Ritchie Jan 2016

What Kind Of School Would You Like For Your Children? Exploring Minority Mothers' Beliefs To Promote Home-School Partnerships, Cristina Gillanders, Marvin Mckinney, Sharon Ritchie

Cristina Gillanders

The purpose of this article is to describe an approach that can be used by schools to understand low income minority parents' goals for the education of their children and to design responsive strategies to support these goals. Focus groups of minority mothers with low income levels are conducted and the information collected is used by schools for promoting dialogue and self-reflection to potentially improve the quality of the school's home-school partnerships. The article includes examples of information collected through focus groups with two groups of mothers: Latina and African-American. Findings from the focus groups are used to design ...


With Affection And Love: Latino Families Prepare Their Families For Success In School, M. Sanchez, Cristina Gillanders, Y. Criolani Jan 2016

With Affection And Love: Latino Families Prepare Their Families For Success In School, M. Sanchez, Cristina Gillanders, Y. Criolani

Cristina Gillanders

No abstract provided.


Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi Nov 2015

Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

This study explores the relationship between reading habits and reading materials, and academic success of primary school students in the Ontulili community of Kenya. The study revealed high levels of satisfaction and contentment among the participants with respect to the availability of resources, reading abilities, educational performance, and overall preparedness for further education; yet, the data pointed to severe scarcity of learning materials, low reading skills, poor infrastructure, below average educational performance, and low preparedness for further education. It was concluded that lack of exposure to relevant reading materials, educational resources, and opportunities leads to subtle contentment alongside individual inability ...


Bilingualism In The Classroom: European Students In Australia, Beata Webb Nov 2015

Bilingualism In The Classroom: European Students In Australia, Beata Webb

Beata Webb

Tertiary education worldwide has undergone revolutionary changes in the last few decades due to student mobility resulting from the internationalisation of education. University student cohorts become increasingly diverse both culturally and linguistically. Students undertaking their education in another country often face challenges with not just mastering the contents of their programs, but often doing it in another language. These bilingual students strive to achieve two goals simultaneously; getting their degree and doing it in the language of instruction other than their first. This tests the ability to master the knowledge of the subject matter and their capability of successful language ...


Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons Oct 2015

Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons

Amber A Hewitt

We ran pilot story circles this semester with young black male students at UA seeking information we might use to help white faculty better support black male students in their classrooms. We will present our preliminary findings and facilitate a conversation about the findings and our larger project.


Black Males And Counseling: Dispelling Myths, Kia-Rai Prewitt, Amber Hewitt Oct 2015

Black Males And Counseling: Dispelling Myths, Kia-Rai Prewitt, Amber Hewitt

Amber A Hewitt

Mental illness is marked by chronic and pervasive stigma within the African American community. Black males, in particular, are less likely to seek out mental health support, when compared with their female counterparts. Several myths about counseling exist for this population, which can lead to a reduction in help-seeking behavior. The current presentation will engage members in a dialogue which seeks to dispel myths about gender, race, and counseling services and further discuss how the intersection of these variables impact the seeking out of psychological services. The presenters will demystify the counseling process and provide a platform for individuals to ...


Film Screening Of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes", Amber Hewitt, Naomi Drakeford, Anjni Patel, Sarah Sanders, April Barnes, Thomas Vance, William Osei Oct 2015

Film Screening Of "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats And Rhymes", Amber Hewitt, Naomi Drakeford, Anjni Patel, Sarah Sanders, April Barnes, Thomas Vance, William Osei

Amber A Hewitt

Hip-hop birthed in the 1970s in New York City began as movement of cultural expression. Today, hip hop is considered “mainstream” and has been criticized for its excessive violence, hypemasculinity, and homophobia. “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes”, by film maker Byron Hurt, takes a critical look at hip hop and its impact on society’s perceptions of Black men. Hurt, a fan of hip hop, tackles tough questions about how hip hop is shaping our culture. The film screening will be moderated by a researcher and professor with expertise in Black male identity and resilience. After the screening, participants ...


Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons Sep 2015

Discussing Findings From Young Black Male Story Circles At Ua, Philathia Bolton, Amber Hewitt, Carolyn Behrman, Geniro Dingle, Bill Lyons

Phlathia Bolton

We ran pilot story circles this semester with young black male students at UA seeking information we might use to help white faculty better support black male students in their classrooms. We will present our preliminary findings and facilitate a conversation about the findings and our larger project.


Promoting Access To Medical Education For Low-Income Students, Elizabeth Peck, Russell Warne, Anne Blum, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Lopez, William Thomson Feb 2015

Promoting Access To Medical Education For Low-Income Students, Elizabeth Peck, Russell Warne, Anne Blum, Paul Hermesmeyer, Elizabeth Lopez, William Thomson

Russell T Warne

In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature established a statewide BS/MD/DO pipeline program called the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) to increase opportunities for economically disadvantaged Texas students to access medical education. JAMP partners all of the state's four-year public and private colleges and universities with Texas's nine medical schools. The first JAMP students entered the undergraduate component of the program in 2003. This group of students and subsequent cohorts of entering students were recruited, tutored, counseled and mentored by health professional advisors known as JAMP Faculty Directors (JFDs). To date, 1076 Texas undergraduate students have entered ...


Arew House Arabic Manuscript Conservation Laboratory Brochure, Michaelle L. Biddle Dec 2014

Arew House Arabic Manuscript Conservation Laboratory Brochure, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

A brochure describing the various services offered by the Arewa House (Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna) Arabic Manuscripts Conservation Laboratory.


Best Practice Strategies For English Language Learners In Elementary Schools, Karen Kuhel, Debra Coffey, G. Mcalpine May 2014

Best Practice Strategies For English Language Learners In Elementary Schools, Karen Kuhel, Debra Coffey, G. Mcalpine

Karen A Kuhel

No abstract provided.


Dreaming And Surviving In Heterotopia: First-Generation Immigrant Girls’ Pursuit Of The American Dream In New York City, Kaoru Miyazawa Mar 2014

Dreaming And Surviving In Heterotopia: First-Generation Immigrant Girls’ Pursuit Of The American Dream In New York City, Kaoru Miyazawa

Kaoru Miyazawa

This paper analyzes experiences of first-generation immigrant girls in a newcomer school using Foucault’s notions of heterotopia.


Traveler's Lodestone, Olivia Blessing, Angela Blessing Dec 2013

Traveler's Lodestone, Olivia Blessing, Angela Blessing

Olivia L Blessing

A Universal Translator! The "Traveler's Lodestone" series is a point-to-speak book. It uses picture-based communications to cover the basic things a person would need when conversing in any foreign language. The idea is that when the words aren't at the tip of your tongue, the pictures are at the tip of your finger. Everything from groceries to clothes to hotel amenities to weather, directions, and more is available instantly with this easy to use book. It's quick and universal!


Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam Dec 2013

Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter illustrates how indigenous concepts, philosophies, and traditions were introduced into a doctoral course on curriculum theory and undertaken by students to inform their development of cultural and curriculum leadership. A central activity in the course was clay-molding. Qualitative data in the form of personal reflections and student work samples (pottery, book review, essay) are accompanied by academic literature to provide insight into the question of how indigenous concepts support sense-making in the development of curriculum leadership that is culturally emancipatory. Personal reflections on the course from the professor and student are extended by a critical friend who contributes ...


Freirian Reflections On Social Justice Education: A Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp Dec 2013

Freirian Reflections On Social Justice Education: A Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp

D. Scott Tharp

This paper integrates Freirian ideas into reflections from one social justice educators’ practice within higher education. While the author originally learned about Freire in a limited fashion related to systems of oppression, dialogical approaches to education and the importance of praxis, Freire become reduced to a method for practice. Through an expanded reading of Freire’s broader works beyond Pedagogy of the Oppressed, “new” concepts related to class suicide, authority and freedom, political clarity, and epistemological circling complicate and illuminate a more robust reflection upon his own social justice education practice. These Freireian concepts bring additional value to social justice ...


Oral Communication In Esl Through Improvisations, Playwriting And Rehearsals, Chamkaur Gill Nov 2013

Oral Communication In Esl Through Improvisations, Playwriting And Rehearsals, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

No abstract provided.


Increasing Esl Learners’ Communicative Oral English Through Drama-Based Activities, Chamkaur Gill Nov 2013

Increasing Esl Learners’ Communicative Oral English Through Drama-Based Activities, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

No abstract provided.


Review Of K. B. Boeckmann, E. Aalto, A. Abel, T. Atanasoska & T. Lamb's (2011) “Promoting Plurilingualism: Majority Language In Multilingual Settings,” Graz, Austria: Council Of Europe (The European Centre For Modern Languages., Colette Despagne Aug 2013

Review Of K. B. Boeckmann, E. Aalto, A. Abel, T. Atanasoska & T. Lamb's (2011) “Promoting Plurilingualism: Majority Language In Multilingual Settings,” Graz, Austria: Council Of Europe (The European Centre For Modern Languages., Colette Despagne

Colette Despagne

No abstract provided.


It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Mar 2013

It Takes A Village: (Un)Learning And (Re)Imagining Teaching Transformation Through Race-Based Equity Work And Collaborative Research Analysis, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Invited poster presentation at the 9th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement 
Showcase and Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, April 23, 2013.