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The Effects Of Code-Mixing On Second Language Development, Aimee K. Spice Dec 2018

The Effects Of Code-Mixing On Second Language Development, Aimee K. Spice

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Second language development is an important topic of discussion in an increasingly multilingual world. This study aims to examine and detail research on the effects of code-mixing (CM) on second language development, answering how CM facilitates or constrains second language acquisition. Peer-reviewed articles on the topic published between 2013 and 2018 were examined and synthesized. Language learners/multilinguals answered questionnaires about their views on CM and second language acquisition, and a language teacher was interviewed regarding use of L1 in the language classroom and CM as a pedagogical tool. This study found that CM can be a beneficial tool for ...


The Effects Of Code-Mixing On Second Language Development, Aimee K. Spice Apr 2018

The Effects Of Code-Mixing On Second Language Development, Aimee K. Spice

Linguistics Senior Research Projects

Second language development is an important topic of discussion in an increasingly multilingual world. This study aims to examine and detail research on the effects of code-mixing (CM) on second language development, answering how CM facilitates or constrains second language acquisition. Peer-reviewed articles on the topic published between 2013 and 2018 were examined and synthesized. Language learners/multilinguals answered questionnaires about their views on CM and second language acquisition, and a language teacher was interviewed regarding use of L1 in the language classroom and CM as a pedagogical tool. This study found that CM can be a beneficial tool for ...


What Place Do Electronic Resources Have In The Christian School Library?, Sheri E. Cooper May 2017

What Place Do Electronic Resources Have In The Christian School Library?, Sheri E. Cooper

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine how Christian school library collections have been impacted by the information age. The focus was threefold: Do collection development policies include e-resources? Should they? How is a biblical worldview exhibited in the selection of e-resources? How much of the budget should be allocated to e-resources? The twenty-two participants of this study were librarians from Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools who were willing to participate. The instrument used for this study was a survey with primarily open-ended questions. This study shows that many Christian school libraries do not consider e-resources ...


2016 Faculty And Staff Sessions, Cedarville University Aug 2016

2016 Faculty And Staff Sessions, Cedarville University

Fall Faculty and Staff Sessions Programs

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Interprofessional Fast Forward Rounds For Transition Of Care Education, Laura Cummings, Ashley J. Smith, Mike Pelyhes, Zachary Jenkins, Phillip L. Thornton, Maurice Lee, William Matcham Apr 2016

Evaluating Interprofessional Fast Forward Rounds For Transition Of Care Education, Laura Cummings, Ashley J. Smith, Mike Pelyhes, Zachary Jenkins, Phillip L. Thornton, Maurice Lee, William Matcham

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Background: Interprofessional Education is gaining recognition by key pharmacy organizations for its value in healthcare education, producing various models for implementation among healthcare students and professionals. Unfolding cases incorporating transitions of care may improve student skills and attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration.

Objectives: This project assessed the efficacy of unfolding cases in improving interprofessional skills and attitudes among pharmacy, nursing, and social work students. The ultimate goal is to integrate this model, if proven effective, into the curricula of multiple health science centers.

Methodology: First, pharmacy, nursing, and social work students completed a pre-intervention survey regarding interprofessional skills and attitudes before ...


Anxiously Anticipating! A Parallel Journey To An Art And Equestrian Camp For Children With Disabilities, Lorna C. Timmerman, Ruth E. Jefferson Apr 2016

Anxiously Anticipating! A Parallel Journey To An Art And Equestrian Camp For Children With Disabilities, Lorna C. Timmerman, Ruth E. Jefferson

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

In many communities, there are few opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in engaging summer camp experiences. This poster will highlight one successful endeavor that provided this much-needed opportunity to children with disabilities. Little has been explored regarding how parents go about preparing their children for the camp experience that is to come; and few studies have documented the planning and preparation by camp staff. This presentation will explore one family’s efforts to prepare and support a child’s first venture into organized summer programming. At the same time, this presentation will detail the preparation (and surprising level ...


How Are Teenage Students In A Private Christian School Using Social Media And What Are The Implications For Education?, Kimberly K. Beavers Aug 2014

How Are Teenage Students In A Private Christian School Using Social Media And What Are The Implications For Education?, Kimberly K. Beavers

Master of Education Research Theses

The purpose of this study was to research this question in a private Christian high school, “How are teenage students using social media and what are the implications for education?” The definition(s) of social media are provided, along with a qualitative research study, illustrating the information concerning the participants in a private Christian high school, relating the research findings to previous compiled literature reviews concerning incorporating social media in a high school educational classroom. The methods, instrumentation, and procedures used are described. The results provide agreements and disagreements from the influence of social media. The analysis section of the ...


Intellectual Sanctification: A Biblical Theory Of Knowledge (Epistemology), Richard P. Tison Jan 2014

Intellectual Sanctification: A Biblical Theory Of Knowledge (Epistemology), Richard P. Tison

Richard P. Tison, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Making Of Servant-Leaders At A Christ-Centered School Of Pharmacy, Jeb Ballentine Jan 2014

The Making Of Servant-Leaders At A Christ-Centered School Of Pharmacy, Jeb Ballentine

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Rhetorical Genre Theory And The Enactment Of Faith In The Composition Classroom, Heather N. Hill Jan 2014

Rhetorical Genre Theory And The Enactment Of Faith In The Composition Classroom, Heather N. Hill

Faculty Integration Papers

In James Berlin’s Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900-1985 he argues that “every rhetorical system is based on epistemological assumptions about the nature of reality, the nature of the knower, and the rules governing the discovery and communication of the known” (4). Beginning with the debates between Plato and the sophists and running through the history of rhetoric to the likes of Wayne Booth on one side and William Covino on the other, rhetorical theorists have always been interested in debating the nature of reality, knowledge, morality, ethics, and T/truth. How one defines the status ...


Decision-Making Perspectives For Kindergarten Entry, Kathlene S. Watkins Jan 2013

Decision-Making Perspectives For Kindergarten Entry, Kathlene S. Watkins

Master of Education Research Theses

This study investigated the factors teachers utilize when recommending parents delay or not delay kindergarten entry for their child. Fourteen preschool and kindergarten teachers representing the demographic areas of rural, urban, suburban, and private schools, were interviewed to gather data concerning school readiness skills, learning differences between genders, kindergarten screening, state standards, and situations for recommended kindergarten delay. Consistently among all demographic groups, teachers are of the same opinion in the following issues: first, children need to be evaluated individually for kindergarten entrance; second, social-emotional growth is the greatest readiness factor; third, academic rigors of kindergarten require attention of parents ...


Cedarville Hosts National Urban Education Conference, Andrea Speros Dec 2012

Cedarville Hosts National Urban Education Conference, Andrea Speros

News Releases

Cedarville and Central State Universities are joining to host the National Urban Education Conference “Passion, Power and Performance, Now” on Jan. 23, 2013. The conference will prepare educational professionals for the challenges of teaching in urban environments. Dr.


Hallmarks Of Quality Teaching, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Hallmarks Of Quality Teaching, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

Identification of what is effective teaching in the classroom in both the cognitive and affective domains.


Best Practices In Education, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Best Practices In Education, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

The term “Best Practice” is a key term for all educators to know. There are many facets to “Best Practice” at every level dealing with student learning, student behavior, student development, student motivation, and much, much more. The educational research giving the evidences of what works and what doesn’t work in classrooms is substantial. This workshop will give teachers and supervisors at every level a thorough look at “Best Practice” so implementation can be done in every school.


Residual Effects Of An Elementary Theatre Program, Karen D. Dietry May 2012

Residual Effects Of An Elementary Theatre Program, Karen D. Dietry

Master of Education Research Theses

This qualitative study reports student perceptions regarding residual effects of participation in an elementary school theatre program. The study was based on interviews of 22 students who were 11-16 years old and who attended a public school in a rural Midwestern community. Results showed that students perceived the following effects of participation in an elementary play: development of academic and personal life skills that were transferred to other areas of life, increased development of personal traits, such as self-confidence, development of positive social networks, and stimulated desire for continued involvement with performing arts.


The Integration Of Faith, Learning And Life, Brenda B. Mackay Jan 2012

The Integration Of Faith, Learning And Life, Brenda B. Mackay

Faculty Integration Papers

This paper will deal with the concept of Biblical integration. Biblical integration can be compared to painting a beautiful picture that uses exquisite colors of various oils. Individually, each color is attractive and alive, but integrated into a whole by the hand of the master artist, the colors cry out with the beauty of a coherent, unified image. So it is, that integrating the colors of faith, learning and life under the Master’s hand has the potential for creating a stimulating and attractive picture that reflects the splendor of the great Master Artist. According to I Corinthians 10:31 ...


Through The Eyes Of Christ: Serving With Compassion At Work, Tracy R. Frame Jan 2012

Through The Eyes Of Christ: Serving With Compassion At Work, Tracy R. Frame

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Integrating Faith And Learning, Michael W. Firmin Jan 2012

Integrating Faith And Learning, Michael W. Firmin

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Integration Of Faith And Learning, Marc A. Clauson Jan 2012

Integration Of Faith And Learning, Marc A. Clauson

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


God And The Engineer: An Integration Paper, Timothy R. Tuinstra Jan 2012

God And The Engineer: An Integration Paper, Timothy R. Tuinstra

Faculty Integration Papers

Cedarville University exists to equip Christian students for lifelong leadership and service marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. So states the mission statement of this great institution. The challenge for her faculty is to flesh out this mission in individual courses, laboratories, and interactions with students across the campus. This is the mandate of “biblical integration”. The challenge for Christian professors is to see the whole realm of knowledge holistically and to teach their students to do the same. Greg Bahnsen describes well the task of integration when he says, “...God’s word demands unreserved allegiance to God ...


Vanity Of Vanities Or Song Of Songs? Music Education From A Biblical Perspective, Sandra Yang Jan 2012

Vanity Of Vanities Or Song Of Songs? Music Education From A Biblical Perspective, Sandra Yang

Faculty Integration Papers

The last chorus of a beloved gospel hymn reads, “Christ without, all is vain! Christ within, all is gain.” Without Him, life at best is the vanity of vanities with nothing new under the sun. With Him, though, as our regenerated new life within, our life is a continual song of songs, full of meaning, full of potential, full of the life that is the very Christ Himself. To know Him and the power of His resurrection (Phil. 3:10) has been my principal aim since I met Him. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No man ...


Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl Jan 2012

Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


The Redeemed Scientist, Aaron R. Hutchison Jan 2012

The Redeemed Scientist, Aaron R. Hutchison

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Challenged To Serve Abroad, Melody L. Hartzler Jan 2012

Challenged To Serve Abroad, Melody L. Hartzler

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Biblical Integration Paper, Jeffrey E. Haymond Jan 2012

Biblical Integration Paper, Jeffrey E. Haymond

Faculty Integration Papers

No abstract provided.


Colored Overlays And The Reading Fluency Of Middle School Students With Cognitive Disabilities, Emily Raymond Sep 2011

Colored Overlays And The Reading Fluency Of Middle School Students With Cognitive Disabilities, Emily Raymond

Master of Education Research Theses

Reading is an essential life skill that is a struggle for many students with cognitive disabilities. This quantitative study will examine the effects of colored overlay on the reading fluency of students with cognitive disabilities compared to students with Specific . Reading Disabilities. The experiment is an ABA design to test for reversal where reading . fluency baselines were collected before and after the application of the treatment of a colored overlay. Data is analyzed through multivariate tests of repeated measures ANOVA. Previous studies have shown colored overlays to be an effective intervention tool for increasing reading fluency rates in students with ...


A Parental Response To Online Progress Reports, Jane E. Miner Aug 2011

A Parental Response To Online Progress Reports, Jane E. Miner

Master of Education Research Theses

For years the academic and social progress of the elementary student has been communicated by paper reports. This project examined the parental response to the introduction of online progress reports in an elementary school. The student information system observed was the free Engrade class management system. The investigation was conducted in a small Christian school with parents of students in grades two through six. Parents were asked if the online communication bettered their understanding of their child‟s development. The literature review shows the value of the communication between school and home. Literature also uncovers the effect of technology on ...


Career College Students' Perceptions Of Portfolios And Their Influence In The Hiring Process, Andrea J. Webb Aug 2011

Career College Students' Perceptions Of Portfolios And Their Influence In The Hiring Process, Andrea J. Webb

Master of Education Research Theses

Two-year college enrollment continues to increase to meet the challenges of our changing economy. Due to this increased enrollment, it has become quite evident that more research in the area of two-year colleges is needed. Many two-year colleges have their students complete a portfolio upon graduation, to assist them in the competitive job market. Does the portfolio really help students get jobs? The contents of this paper follow a mixed-method study that involves surveying graduates of two-year colleges as well as interviewing employers who frequently hire two-year college graduates. Graduates from a number of two-year colleges were asked to complete ...


An Action Research Study On Using Cooperative Learning During Graphic Design Classroom Crits, Anise V. Simpson Jul 2011

An Action Research Study On Using Cooperative Learning During Graphic Design Classroom Crits, Anise V. Simpson

Master of Education Research Theses

The author of this action research study surveyed both graphic design students and graphic design instructors about their critique experiences to discover instructors and students both identified a lack of student participation as well as the issue of students getting hurt feelings and becoming discouraged as common critique concerns. The author designed and implemented a treatment called Design Structures to increase student participation during crits. To improve the quality of experience of design students during crits, the author incorporated cooperative learning strategies developed by Spencer and Miguel Kagan (2009) into the Design Structures treatment. The author used the experience sampling ...


Pre-Conference: Curriculum Materials Centers, Gregory A. Martin Jun 2011

Pre-Conference: Curriculum Materials Centers, Gregory A. Martin

Library Faculty Presentations

This pre-conference for the Association of Christian Librarians focused on the development and maintenance of Curriculum Materials Centers.