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2013

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Autobiographies In Preservice Teacher Education: A Snapshot Tool For Building A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Annmarie Gunn, Susan Bennett, Linda Evans, Barbara Peterson, James Welsh Dec 2013

Autobiographies In Preservice Teacher Education: A Snapshot Tool For Building A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Annmarie Gunn, Susan Bennett, Linda Evans, Barbara Peterson, James Welsh

Linda S. Evans

Many scholars have made the call for teacher educators to provide experiences that can lead preservice teachers to embrace a culturally responsive pedagogy. We investigated the use of brief autobiographies during an internship as a tool (a) for preservice teachers to examine their multidimensional culture; and (b) for teacher educators to assess preservice teachers' developing understandings about cultural responsive pedagogy and then further design curriculum to enhance these understandings. Using qualitative methods, we analyzed the preservice teachers' (N=24) autobiographies and an interview with the professor of this course. Based on the findings of this study, we suggest teacher educators ...


The Impact Of Race And Ethnicity On The Identification Process For Giftedness In Utah, Russell Warne, Braydon Anderson, Alyce Johnson Nov 2013

The Impact Of Race And Ethnicity On The Identification Process For Giftedness In Utah, Russell Warne, Braydon Anderson, Alyce Johnson

Russell T Warne

Many gifted education experts have found that Black, Hispanic, and Native American students are less likely to be identified for gifted programs than Asian American and White students. A study was conducted to ascertain the degree of underrepresentation of these groups in gifted programs in Utah. Using state-collected data from 14,781 students in six representative school districts in Utah, it was found through multiple logistic regression analysis that there was no statistically significant difference in the likelihoods that Black, Hispanic, or Native American students and White students would be identified as gifted; Asian American and Pacific Islander students were ...


Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 2, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Nov 2013

Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 2, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Webinar produced by the Indiana Department of Education for K-12 educators of English language learners.


Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 1, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Nov 2013

Ells In Secondary Classrooms: Part 1, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Webinar produced by Indiana Department of Education for K-12 educators of English language learners.


Implications Of Implementing A Hybrid Learning Approach At The University Of Guyana, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2013

Implications Of Implementing A Hybrid Learning Approach At The University Of Guyana, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Online learning and teaching is pervading higher education (HE) and many Universities are faced with the challenge of incorporating technology in education to meet the needs of students. The objective of this paper is to examine the implications of introducing a hybrid learning approach at the University of Guyana. A rationale has been established as to why this need is so germane. Literature has been reviewed and discussed, concerning face to face (F2F), online and blended instruction and the pertinence of these in current HE pedagogies. Special emphasis is paid to the transformative potential of blended learning to confront HE ...


A Critical Look At Four Multicultural Reform Efforts In One Urban College Of Education, Mary Gove, Dinah Volk, Kristine Lynn Still, Grace Hui-Chen Huang, Sashelle Thomas-Alexander Nov 2013

A Critical Look At Four Multicultural Reform Efforts In One Urban College Of Education, Mary Gove, Dinah Volk, Kristine Lynn Still, Grace Hui-Chen Huang, Sashelle Thomas-Alexander

Dinah Volk

The article describes multicultural reform projects at an urban college of education including analyses of student's descriptions of their experiences in urban schools, the results of a faculty diversity self-study group and issues arising from culturally responsive pedagogy in an early childhood teaching class. The author's assertion that diversity education is an essential part of teacher education is discussed, and the importance of continuous critical analysis of teacher education is emphasized.


Second Childhood In Brazil, Karl M. Lorenz Nov 2013

Second Childhood In Brazil, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M. Lorenz

Karl Lorenz describes his experiences speaking Portuguese as a Visiting Professor of Education in Brazil.


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.


Enhancing The English-Language Oral Skills Of International Students Through Drama, Chamkaur Gill Nov 2013

Enhancing The English-Language Oral Skills Of International Students Through Drama, Chamkaur Gill

Chamkaur Gill

Ten non-English-speaking-background students of Bond University were observed to identify the effects of drama on oral English. Over a period of twelve weeks (two hours per week), elements of their oral English communication were measured. The weeks were divided into four lots of three weeks each, with the first three weeks made up entirely of communicative non-drama-based (CNDB) lessons, weeks four to six comprising only communicative drama-based (CDB) methodology, weeks seven to nine reverting to CNDB methodology, and the final three weeks being made up of CDB strategies again. The hypothesis of this study was that all the participants would ...


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.


The Methods Course Revisited: From A Skills-Based To Multiliteracies Approach., Heather W. Allen Oct 2013

The Methods Course Revisited: From A Skills-Based To Multiliteracies Approach., Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

No abstract provided.


Research Studies In Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students- Front And Back Matter. Includes Table Of Contents, Terence Hicks, Abul Pitre Oct 2013

Research Studies In Higher Education: Educating Multicultural College Students- Front And Back Matter. Includes Table Of Contents, Terence Hicks, Abul Pitre

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


L1 Transfer In Post-Verbal Preposition: An Inter-Level Comparison, Ali Jahangard, Hemaseh Bagheri Sep 2013

L1 Transfer In Post-Verbal Preposition: An Inter-Level Comparison, Ali Jahangard, Hemaseh Bagheri

Ali Jahangard

The study intended to investigate the well-known issue of L1 transfer in L2 acquisition. The primary aim of this research was to compare the extent to which L1 transfer may take place in different developmental stages in L2 learning procedure. Persian learners of English have been observed to misuse a number of the prepositions with some of the verbs. Having scrutinized more than a hundred pieces of students’ writing assignments, the authors came up with a pattern of errors in this area. It was observed that the majority of these errors could be attributed to Persian: the learners’ choice of ...


Librarians In The Midst, Barbara C. Harvey Sep 2013

Librarians In The Midst, Barbara C. Harvey

Barbara C. Harvey

No abstract provided.


Memorial Meeting For Shri. Vajubhai Patel At Gandhi Respected Prof. Pushpendra Singh, Sending My Train Details. Regards Vibhuti Patelshikshan Bhavan, Professor Vibhuti Patel Sep 2013

Memorial Meeting For Shri. Vajubhai Patel At Gandhi Respected Prof. Pushpendra Singh, Sending My Train Details. Regards Vibhuti Patelshikshan Bhavan, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Memorial Meeting for Shri. Vajubhai Patel on 24-9-2013 at Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan (GSB), Juhu North, Mumbai-400049

Shri. Vajubhai Patel, visionary educationist passed away. Vajubhai had worked with Mahatma Gandhi.

Vajubhai created an environment of freedom, were we ‘enjoyed’ coming to school, to participate and work ceaselessly with all our might, to innovate and to allow students to create, criticize and find solutions. He inspired us to experiment and not stick to the text-book. Thus, we framed a curriculum for social studies which was totally new concept at that time. History, Geography, Civics and environment were integrated in our approach of ...


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.


The False Narrative, Edward Earl Bell Jul 2013

The False Narrative, Edward Earl Bell

Dr. Edward E. Bell

The notion of black-on-black crime is widespread. We tend to think that black-on-black crime is reality—not realizing that “86% of whites perpetrate crimes against other whites and 94% of blacks against blacks.” Williams stated, in the April 10, 2012 edition of the Root, the following: “The truth?


It's Not Just About The Money: Motivations For Youth Migration In Rural China, Yilin Chiang, Emily C. Hannum, Grace Kao Jun 2013

It's Not Just About The Money: Motivations For Youth Migration In Rural China, Yilin Chiang, Emily C. Hannum, Grace Kao

Emily C. Hannum

This study investigates the incentives for labor migration of youth in rural China using panel data from the Gansu Survey of Children and Families, a longitudinal study of youth in rural Gansu Province of China. We investigate the individual and altruistic economic motivations featured prominently in demographic and economic research on migration. However, we propose that the non-economic goal of personal development, a motivation suggested in numerous qualitative studies of women migrants in China and elsewhere, is also important, especially for young migrants. Analyzes indicate that, while young men and young women hold different motivations for migration, the desire for ...


A Qualitative Research For Interlanguage Strategies-, Grace Hui Chin Lin May 2013

A Qualitative Research For Interlanguage Strategies-, Grace Hui Chin Lin

Dr. Grace Hui Chin Lin 林慧菁 英語教學 語文學哲學博士 886 933 503 321

The major purpose of this qualitative research was to find out how the Taiwanese university EFL learners felt about learning the five communication strategies of reduction and achievement sets. Besides displaying their teachability (Maleki, 2007; Ogane, 1998) in university classrooms, this study collected qualitative data about students’ feelings and their reflections as they learned the five communication strategies. The samples of this training were twenty-four Taiwanese university students, none of whom majored in English in a Freshman Non-English Majors’ class. The results showed, for the reduction set of communication strategy, seven respondents tended to feel topic avoidance was an applicable ...


Revealing The Effectivenesses Of Communication Strategies, Grace Hui Chin Lin May 2013

Revealing The Effectivenesses Of Communication Strategies, Grace Hui Chin Lin

Dr. Grace Hui Chin Lin 林慧菁 英語教學 語文學哲學博士 886 933 503 321

The purpose of this study is to report the history of communication strategy and highlight the importance of strategic competence. It provides the histories and characterizations of communication strategy. Besides, it presents from which perspectives these definitions of communication strategies were developed. Various earlier and latter taxonomies in the field of communication strategy are introduced. Moreover, ten examples of cultural terminologies provided by Taiwanese university students engaged with a long-term research project the researcher had conducted previously, will demonstrate the effectiveness and usages of communication strategies. This study should be valuable because contributed to assisting adult learners in approaching a ...


Identifying Success In Schools And Programs For English Language Learners In Boston Public Schools, Miren Uriarte, Michael Berardino, Jie Chen, Virginia Diez, Faye Karp, Sarah Rustan, Rosann Tung, Laurie Gagnon, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey May 2013

Identifying Success In Schools And Programs For English Language Learners In Boston Public Schools, Miren Uriarte, Michael Berardino, Jie Chen, Virginia Diez, Faye Karp, Sarah Rustan, Rosann Tung, Laurie Gagnon, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey

Miren Uriarte

The Gastón Institute collaborates with government agencies, community organizations and foundations in applied research aimed at evaluating the impact of policies, programs and practices. This poster describes a three-way collaboration among researchers and practitioners from Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Gastón Institute and the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) which yielded two comprehensive studies: 1. The enrollment and outcomes of English language learners in BPS; 2. Best ELL practices in four schools that were consistently high performing or steadily improving with respect to ELL student outcomes.


Learning To Teach A Foreign Language: A Student Teacher’ S Role Identity Negotiation, Jason Martel Apr 2013

Learning To Teach A Foreign Language: A Student Teacher’ S Role Identity Negotiation, Jason Martel

Jason Martel

Traditional foreign language remains a conservative and underdeveloped subject. Change-promoting efforts like ACTFL’s National Standards have had a limited impact on teachers’ pedagogies (Glisan, 2012), and program-exiting student proficiency levels remain relatively low (CASLS, 2010). Given the reciprocal shaping relationship between identities and classroom practices (Kanno & Stuart, 2011), documenting the ways in which budding teachers construct their identities may help in supporting the implementation of much needed educational innovations.

Using symbolic interactionism (Reynolds & Herman-Kinney, 2003) and teacher socialization (Zeichner & Gore, 1990) as complimentary theoretical lenses, the present study adds to the paltry amount we know about foreign language teachers ...


Saying Our Final Goodbyes To The Grammatical Syllabus: A Curricular Imperative, Jason Martel Apr 2013

Saying Our Final Goodbyes To The Grammatical Syllabus: A Curricular Imperative, Jason Martel

Jason Martel

Given that most American students learn foreign languages in schools, it is impossible to discuss the future of French in the United States without critically examining the effectiveness of K–12 curricula. I argue that we must distance ourselves from grammar-based syllabi, which reinforce a focus on language as object to be analyzed and have led to less-than-satisfying language learning outcomes. As an alternative, I recommend a content-and-language-integrated approach to teaching and learning French and offer strategies for its implementation.


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.


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Mar 2013

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presentation at the 12th American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 24-27, 2013.


Neocolonial Harmonizing: Tracing The Implications Of Failure Narratives Told By Lao Educational Institutions And Multilateral Development Agencies, Leena Her Mar 2013

Neocolonial Harmonizing: Tracing The Implications Of Failure Narratives Told By Lao Educational Institutions And Multilateral Development Agencies, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


English Learning Demotivation Studies In The Efl Contexts: State Of The Art, Yoon-Kyoung Kim, Tae-Young Kim Mar 2013

English Learning Demotivation Studies In The Efl Contexts: State Of The Art, Yoon-Kyoung Kim, Tae-Young Kim

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

This paper reviews the studies conducted on English learning demotivation in the EFL contexts. Demotivation research in the EFL contexts is significant given the learners’ less opportunities to use the target language outside school and consequent difficulties in maintaining their interest in learning it. In order to look into how this issue of demotivation has been addressed, the previous EFL demotivation studies are analyzed based on (a) their research methods and (b) perspectives on the definition of demotivation. The research methods adopted by the previous research include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. In terms of different underlying assumptions on what ...


Same Environment, Different Affordances: Ecological Analysis Of Four Different Learners In A University Context, Miso Kim, Tae-Young Kim Mar 2013

Same Environment, Different Affordances: Ecological Analysis Of Four Different Learners In A University Context, Miso Kim, Tae-Young Kim

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

This study investigates the subjective realization of objective environmental factors and learners’ agency in constructing their meaning potential. According to van Lier’s (2000, 2002, 2004) ecological perspective, the environment is yet an unrealized set of potential, and affordance is what was felt meaningful to the learner. Also, learners actively construct their terms and conditions of learning with their agency (Lantolf & Pavlenko, 2001). Based on van Lier’s ecological framework, two pairs of students enrolled in two same English classes were recruited. Life history, semi-structured interview, and task recall data revealed that for some students, affordance of the English classroom ...


Filipino American Educational Leaders In Northern California K-12 Public Schools: Challenges And Opportunities, Cynthia Manalo Rapaido Mar 2013

Filipino American Educational Leaders In Northern California K-12 Public Schools: Challenges And Opportunities, Cynthia Manalo Rapaido

Cynthia Manalo Rapaido

The assumption that all Asians are model minorities is incorrect. The largest group of Asian American people is comprised of Filipino people followed closely by Chinese people; although Filipino people comprise the largest population, they lag behind Chinese and other Asian American groups with respect to academic achievement. Hence, Filipino American people are underrepresented as educational leaders in K–12 public schools in California. Compared to other Asian ethnic groups, Filipino American people have (a) a lower achievement level for academic success, (b) a lower percentage enrolled in college in the United States, (c) a lower percentage 25–29 years ...


Factors Implicating Sense Of Belonging At A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Gloria S. Vaquera, Ricardo Maestas, Linda Munoz Zehr Mar 2013

Factors Implicating Sense Of Belonging At A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Gloria S. Vaquera, Ricardo Maestas, Linda Munoz Zehr

Gloria S. Vaquera

This study examines factors that impact students' sense of belonging at a Hispanic-serving institution. Findings indicate that various variables measuring academic and social integration as well as experiences with and perceptions of diversity have a positive impact on sense of belonging. Implications support the idea that campus diversity may improve sense of belonging and ultimately improve retention of all students. Implications and recommendations are discussed.