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Academically Based Community Service And Communities Of Difference, Gloria Gordon Phd Jan 2005

Academically Based Community Service And Communities Of Difference, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

Academically-Based Community Service (ABCS) is used as an educational philosophy through which learners in my classrooms engage with social issues within and beyond the classroom/university. ABCS is based on the idea that higher education institutions are of primary importance in any society and especially so in a globalising world – in short what we, as academics and students, do matters and makes a difference in society/the world. Students are facilitated to realise that through their studies they are exploring the means by which they can be of service to their communities and world. ABCS allows them to engage with ...


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 ...


Childcare Practices In Three Asian Countries, Shamah Md-Yunus Jan 2005

Childcare Practices In Three Asian Countries, Shamah Md-Yunus

ShamAh Md-Yunus

Childcare practices such as feeding, toilet training, sleeping arrangement and discipline in three Asian countries (Chinese, Japan, and India) are compared. These countries differ from each other in culture, religion, language and ethnic makeup from Euro-American culture. The differences in childcare practices are broadly related to the differences in family values, traditions, and religions among these countries. Educational implications of sensitivity to cultural differences are also discussed.


The Project Framework: A Tool For Language, Content, And Skills Integration, Tammy Slater, Gulbahar Beckett Dec 2004

The Project Framework: A Tool For Language, Content, And Skills Integration, Tammy Slater, Gulbahar Beckett

Gulbahar Beckett

Project-based instruction is a valuable way to promote the simultaneous acquisition of language, content, and skills, provided that students in academic ESL classes can see the value of learning through projects, which the literature notes has not consistently been the case. This article introduces a methodological tool called ‘The Project Framework’, describes the research which tested it in an undergraduate university ESL classroom, and suggests how it can be used as a cultural tool to help socialize students into a new way of thinking about language and language learning. The Framework allows ESL students to see the value of project-based ...