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Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi Oct 2014

Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

The study examines the effect of explicit form focus instruction and specifically metalinguistic information feedback on the development of both implicit and explicit knowledge of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Ninety-one subjects at the lower intermediate level were carefully selected through placement test at one of the selected education centre in Kuala Lumpur and randomly assigned into experimental and control groups by the researcher. A quantitative study was conducted over approximately four weeks in 16 sessions. Modal (can and have to), past tense with –ed, Present perfect (since and for), Comparatives, Unreal conditionals were chosen as the ...


The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2013

The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

“She talks very well for her age, doesn’t she?” Acquiring a language is a fascinating process that has always been intriguing for scholars and linguists over the history. Many scholars have successfully attempted to explain the complex process of second language acquisition (SLA). The popular schools of thought including the structuralist /behaviorist position, the nativist position, and the constructivist position introduced some remarkable attempts to analyze this mesmerizing phenomenon. In fact, these different positions aim to explain the nature of second language acquisition but do not necessary stress on the connection between age and language development. In many instances ...


The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2012

The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Half of the sitting university presidents in the United States are over the age of 60 (American Council of Education, 2012a). Thus, they are nearing the age of retirement. This poses a problem and makes the preparation of leaders to replace them of particular importance. Higher education administration programs have been an academic preparation ground for those aspiring to higher education leadership. In prior years, it was most common that higher education program graduates were offered lower- and middle-level management positions in colleges and universities. Similarly some of these graduates developed careers in government agencies dealing with higher education issues ...


Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio Nov 2012

Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

This study is an examination of the hiring practices of top-ranked higher education administration graduate programs in the United States. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and/or deans were asked using qualitative methods to address the phenomenon of faculty hiring, including why a majority of top-ranked programs preferred hiring faculty who have doctorates from other top programs. One of the findings indicates that top-programs indeed hire them for very practical reason as identified in the study. Findings from this study should inform the decision-making of higher education program coordinators, department heads, and deans as they conduct faculty ...


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan Jun 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The accountability movement in higher education is gaining momentum in the United States

and around the world. In recent years, there has been growing pressure on higher education

institutions to demonstrate their value through various accountability measures, with a strong focus upon

the assessment of student progress and success. In the U.S., this pressure has come from

state and federal government , accrediting agencies, parents, and the general public. Additionally, the

changing environment within the teaching and learning process is impacting the manner in which students

will be assessed and the purposes of this assessment . Thus, there is a growing ...


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan Mar 2012

Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The purpose of this study was to examine university presidents’ perceptions of their academic doctoral preparation program as it related to their preparation for the university presidency. Us-ing a mixed methods approach, thirteen presidents shared what knowledge and competencies they perceived as having learned while in their doctoral program. The areas of knowledge they be-lieved they developed were foundational knowledge, knowledge acquisition of context, and com-plex cognitive knowledge. The four competencies areas they believed they refined in their pro-grams were interpersonal development, personal attributes, management, and communications. They identified fund-raising as an area they were not well prepared for.

The ...


The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

It is very true that bilingualism boosts ones’ cognitive skills and increases ones’ executive system. A bilingual brain has the privileges to process languages and, sometimes, code switch unconsciously. Many bilingual speakers including ESL learners focus only on understanding and analyzing the target language, leaving behind understanding and embracing their own native language. The need to make a conscious sense of how we speak our native language, how others speak it, and how it is different or similar to other language varieties, is somehow misinterpreted. In other word, understanding ones’ mother tongue is vital for the progress of acquiring a ...


The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The ideology of Critical Language Awareness is an integral part of any successful language education system. This area of specialization has played an important role in the development of sociolinguistics study. CLA expands substantially over a wide range of factors including language acquisition and variety, as well as human identity factors. Before diving into critical language awareness studies and its wide practices, the definition of CLA, according to Fiarcough, includes “how language conventions and language practices are invested with power relations and ideological process which people are often unaware of” (205). That is, language is not only a mean of ...


"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2011

"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma Oct 2011

Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma

Prof Ben Chuka Osisioma

Passion is great enthusiasm, very strong emotion, a willingness to sacrifice. Men and women with passion outpace themselves as they go beyond mere talent, to leave their impact on society. Nigerian education needs teachers with passion – men and women with fire in their bones, impatient for lasting and enduring results. Such extra-ordinary pedagogues are people who will give themselves as ministers and missionaries in the temple of education.


A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr. Aug 2011

A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Since the election of the first American college president in 1640—Henry Dunster of Harvard College—the position of president has been one of extreme responsibility and high visibility. There are many questions regarding how best to prepare individuals to attain this role (Chandler, 2006). Individuals come to the presidency from a variety of environments. Some come from corporations, some from governmental settings, and others come through traditional academic venues, having received doctoral degrees in an academic field of study. Recent data from the American Council of Education (2008) reported that over 40% of college and university presidents have earned ...


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells Feb 2011

“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz Jan 2011

Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

This short nontechnical article reviews the Arrow Impossibility Theorem and its implications for rational democratic decisionmaking. In the 1950s, economist Kenneth J. Arrow proved that no method for producing a unique social choice involving at least three choices and three actors could satisfy four seemingly obvious constraints that are practically constitutive of democratic decisionmaking. Any such method must violate such a constraint and risks leading to disturbingly irrational results such and Condorcet cycling. I explain the theorem in plain, nonmathematical language, and discuss the history, range, and prospects of avoiding what seems like a fundamental theoretical challenge to the possibility ...


Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2011

Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper is articulated in the interest of new entrants into the profession of adult education, to colleagues – educators and non-educators, who may wish to share in this all- embracing and encompassing discipline which seems to be confusing to many people, also for the advancement of knowledge in this area of study. The paper explains why the concept of adult education seems confusing, reviews some definitions of adult education by different authors, proposes some definitions, highlighted andragogy as conceived by Malcolm Knowles and pointed out that it should not be viewed as being in sharp contrast with pedagogy in the ...


The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2011

The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2010

“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr. Mar 2010

“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Factors Affecting Active Community Participation In Adult Literacy And Non Formal Education Programme In Anambra State, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2010

Factors Affecting Active Community Participation In Adult Literacy And Non Formal Education Programme In Anambra State, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

The purpose of the study was to find out factors affecting active community participation in adult literacy and non-formal education programmes in Anambra state. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design was descriptive involving 475 respondents selected from participants in the UNICEF assisted adult literacy and non formal education programme through disproportionate stratified random sampling technique. Data were collected using a 27 item questionnaire. Mean scores were used in answering the research questions, while t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.5 level of significance. The findings indicated among others that lack of ...


“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2009

“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The objective of the symposium is to highlight the various ways in which higher education systems and institutions around the world deliver programs and monitor quality through various internal and external mechanisms. It also seeks to promote professional dialogue among those responsible for designing, delivering, assessing, and assuring quality in Higher Education Administration professional preparation programs in a multiplicity of settings.


“National Holmes Scholars-A Model Of Excellence”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Jan 2009

“National Holmes Scholars-A Model Of Excellence”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya Mar 2008

Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya

Frede G Moreno

Participatory decision-making and teachers’ morale are positively and significantly correlated in public secondary schools in Zamboanga City, Philippines. Public secondary school teachers in Zamboanga City have High Morale in their work performance as teachers. This is evident in decision-making processes and activities regarding high school students with disciplinary problems, selection of the honor students, planning of the yearly In-Service Training for Teachers (INSET), preparation of the calendar of activities and conduct of remedial classes for slow learners.


Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya Mar 2008

Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya

Frede G Moreno

Participatory decision-making and teachers’ morale are positively and significantly correlated in public secondary schools in Zamboanga City, Philippines. Public secondary school teachers in Zamboanga City have High Morale in their work performance as teachers. This is evident in decision-making processes and activities regarding high school students with disciplinary problems, selection of the honor students, planning of the yearly In-Service Training for Teachers (INSET), preparation of the calendar of activities and conduct of remedial classes for slow learners.


Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2008

Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study sought to develop and validate a Physical Education Achievement Test (PEAT) which will be used for accurate assessment of adult learners in basic education. Eight items were developed and pilot tested. Validation and reliability were determined using Kuder-Richardson formula ‘21’. Based on the results some recommendations were made.


The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal Jan 2006

The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

The historical evolution of education and impact of its inequalities have not been televised. The world is more often exposed to “overcomology” —society’s assertion that oppressed peoples or so-called minorities have overcome past injustices and are now able to access the same educational opportunities as so-called majority groups. This paper provides a Gil Scott-Heron-esque review of the effects of inequalities on this key social institution.


A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2006

A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper examines the concept of empowerment. It also discusses some of the income generating activities of the Agency for Adult and Non-formal Education (AANFE), Oyo State. This was with the view to determining how income-generating activities have helped adult women to develop skills in their different vocations and how these programmes have made participants to become self-reliant and improved their standard of living. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 significant levels. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A total number of 1,500 women were randomly selected from those who had graduated from ...


Construction Of Standardized Achievement Test For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2005

Construction Of Standardized Achievement Test For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study focused on the necessity of constructing and using standardized achievement instrument for assessing adult learners. Tests and other procedures for measuring learners’ progress serve as basis for instructional decisions taken by educators on learners. For this reasons, educators are supposed to be versed on the production of good quality tests in order to obtain true estimates of learners’ achievement. This study discussed the qualities which a good test should have namely; validity, reliability and usability. It explained the importance of ensuring that items which have desired psychometric characteristics (difficulty, discrimination and distractor indices) are included in an instrument ...