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Decisive Battles In Levant, Fathi Habashi Dec 2015

Decisive Battles In Levant, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The Levant has been a battle ground since ancient times. The Battle of Kadesh took place in 1274 BC showed the supremacy of iron in war, in the Battle of Yarmouk in 636 AD the Arabs entered the Middle East, in Hittin in 1187 Saladin defeated the Crusaders, in Ein Jalut in 1260 Baibars saved Egypt from destruction by the Mongol, in Marj Dabiq in 1516 the Ottomans opened the way to occupy Egypt and the Middle East, while in World War I General Allenby of the British Empire entered Jerusalem in 1917 thus marking the beginning of the end ...


The Importance Of Culture In Second And Foreign Language Learning, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian, Israr Hussain Mahar Sep 2015

The Importance Of Culture In Second And Foreign Language Learning, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian, Israr Hussain Mahar

Bahram Kazemian

English has been designated as a source of intercultural communication among the people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A range of linguistic and cultural theories contribute meaningful insights on the development of competence in intercultural communication. The speculations suggest the use of communicative strategies focusing on the development of learners’ efficiency in communicating language through cultural context. However, the teaching of culture in communication has not been paid due importance in a number of academic and language settings of Pakistan and Iran. This assignment study indicates problems in view of teaching English as a medium of instruction in public ...


The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M. Sep 2015

The Impact Of A Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Experience In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shelley Flippen Conroy, Helen M.

Shelley Flippen Conroy

Study abroad programs have increased dramatically. Most programs are short-term and include a cultural immersion as well as classroom and/or service learning. In this article, the authors discuss a study abroad program to China that included cultural immersion and classroom learning specific to traditional Chinese medicine. Participants kept journals with specific writing assignments and reflections about their experiences during the trip. At the conclusion of the trip, a qualitative survey was administered to the participants. Outcomes included the benefits of cultural immersion and a greater appreciation of cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine and holistic health care. Participants were ...


Pakar Seo Ganteng, Seobetter Odong1 Odong1 Odong1 Apr 2015

Pakar Seo Ganteng, Seobetter Odong1 Odong1 Odong1

SEOBetter

pakar seo - Sementara itu, Mircosoft Indonesia mengaku belum ada rencana untuk membangun data center di Indonesia. Saat ini, penyimpanan data penggunanya masih mengandalkan data center yang berada di luar negeri. "Saat ini, data center kami yang terdekat itu di Singapura. Saat ini, saya belum tahu Microsoft bangun data center di Indonesia," ujar Aries. Ketika disinggung mengenai aturan pemerintah yang mewajibkan kepada perusahaan, segala bentuk transaksi elektronik maka diwajibkan untuk menyimpan data publik, server utama, dan cadangannya di Indonesia. Aries mengungkapkan, Mircrosoft belum bisa memberitahukan rencana pembangunan data center di Tanah Air.


Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki Apr 2015

Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

masoud mahmoodi-shahrebabaki

This study aimed at recognizing sources of emotional problems of nine English language teachers and proposing strategies to obviate the potential contributors. Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was administered to 105 language teachers. Among those with very high scores on emotional exhaustion subscale of the inventory, nine were chosen on account of convenience sampling. More than eight hours of unstructured interviews with the participants were recorded and transcribed. First, Thematic Content Analysis (TCA) was used to extract the recurring themes. Second, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was utilized to reveal the loci of attribution with emotionally exhausted language teachers. The result indicated ...


Inclusive Leadership And Gender, Margaret Grogan, Shamini Dias Jan 2015

Inclusive Leadership And Gender, Margaret Grogan, Shamini Dias

Margaret Grogan

A review of relevant recent research indicates that girls’ issues are generally off the radar screen in local pre-K-12 schools in the United States. This is particularly problematic because gender inequities continue to be perpetuated in schools through largely unconscious cultural mores and pedagogies. Gender inequities are deeply rooted in historical, philosophical, and cultural narratives of gender so that we, educators, are ourselves articulations of gender-based narratives. Moreover, the intersectionalities between gender, race, English speaking ability, sexuality, class, religion, ability, poverty etc. greatly exacerbate this problem. Together with their teachers, principals must develop critical self-awareness as well as intentional ways ...


God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon Dec 2014

God And Discipline: Religious Education And Character Building In A Christian School In Jakarta, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Putting Resources Into Practice: A Nexus Analysis Of Knowledge Mobilisation Activities In Language Research And Multilingual Communities, Sarah Compton Nov 2014

Putting Resources Into Practice: A Nexus Analysis Of Knowledge Mobilisation Activities In Language Research And Multilingual Communities, Sarah Compton

Sarah Compton

Recent demand within the academy for language research that bridges different stakeholders renders the social relevance of research a factor in the academic competition for research funds [Curry, M. J., & Lillis, T. (2013). Introduction to the thematic issue: Participating in academic publishing – consequences of linguistic policies and practices. Language Policy, 12, 209–213]. This calls for new means and innovations for designing and carrying out knowledge mobilisation activities, with consequences concerning where, how and with whom this type of undertaking can or should be done. In this paper we, a team of (multilingual) researchers working within the fields of multilingualism, minority language studies and discourse studies, critically reflect on how we engage in knowledge mobilisation through the conceptualisation, development and management of the Jyväskylä Discourse Hub research initiative and its website (www.discoursehub.fi). Drawing on nexus analysis [Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. (2004). Nexus analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet. London: Routledge], a transdisciplinary discourse-ethnographic framework, we employ the three cycles of this nexus analytical framework (engaging, navigating and changing a nexus of practice) to explore the conditions and consequences of collaborative knowledge mobilisation, especially in terms of creating dialogue among different actors and as a way of enhancing social relevance of language research. We conclude by discussing the implications of this kind of partnership for language policy and planning activities in this era of new types of shifts, demands and openings. Keywords: knowledge mobilisation; nexus analysis; social impact; discourse studies; minority language communities; multimodal–multilingualism


Pokerpelangi.Com Agen Texas Poker Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya, Isis Seo Oct 2014

Pokerpelangi.Com Agen Texas Poker Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya, Isis Seo

isis isis isis

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Building A Movement For Impact: Data Is A Civil Rights Issue, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Jun 2014

Building A Movement For Impact: Data Is A Civil Rights Issue, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Radio Hiv Aids Literacy, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jun 2014

Radio Hiv Aids Literacy, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

The purpose of this international workshop is to introduce the use of public radio as a non formal education (NFE) and enlightenment tool for HIV-AIDS across the listening population. It also targets the provision of media packages of literacy/educational tools that are specifically aligned to the life orientation for the society especially for individuals with HIV and their relatives, media practitioners, school teachers, students, as well as general public enlightenment on the prevention of HIV-AIDS. Participants would be trained on the process/procedures of utilizing the radio to run literacy programmes on HIV-AIDS. This radio project is an innovative ...


Are Asian Americans Really A Model Minority? A National Look At Endowed Professors Of Education, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep May 2014

Are Asian Americans Really A Model Minority? A National Look At Endowed Professors Of Education, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Improving Learner Outcomes In Efl: Does Early Instruction Lead To Greater Achievement?, Servet Celik, Bilal Karaca Apr 2014

Improving Learner Outcomes In Efl: Does Early Instruction Lead To Greater Achievement?, Servet Celik, Bilal Karaca

Servet Celik

Language education curricula and programs worldwide have begun emphasizing foreign language instruction for learners as young as 5-6 years, particularly in English. Yet, while studies have argued for the benefits of early language instruction, the results of this trend in terms of actual achievement are not clear. For this reason, the researchers designed this study to illustrate the connection between age of onset of English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction and learner achievement, examining international language curricula from countries where English is taught as a foreign language beginning at the pre-primary and primary level alongside the corresponding scores on ...


Needs Analysis Of English For Specific Purposes (Esp) For The Students Of Business And Economics Faculty (Feb) Unisbank Semarang, Sugeng Purwanto Mar 2014

Needs Analysis Of English For Specific Purposes (Esp) For The Students Of Business And Economics Faculty (Feb) Unisbank Semarang, Sugeng Purwanto

Sugeng Purwanto

The Study aims at investigating a possible reconstruction of ESP for the students of FEB Unisbank Semarang in anticipation of the needs for English in Asean Economic Community (AEC) Era 2015. Respondents were the faculty officers and ex-officer, ESP lecturers and randomly selected students to justify the proposed ESP under Cambridge Proficiency Level B2. The findings indicate that the majority of respondents expressed positive responses on which to formulate the Competency Standards required of the students in order to professionally survive in the AEC Era. Recommended in the study is to reconstruct the ESP Syllabus and teaching materials.


Improving Education Outcomes For African American Youth - Issues For Consideration And Discussion, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Kisha Bird Mar 2014

Improving Education Outcomes For African American Youth - Issues For Consideration And Discussion, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Kisha Bird

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Another Look At What Young Children Should Be Learning, Lentera Kecil Jan 2014

Another Look At What Young Children Should Be Learning, Lentera Kecil

Lentera Kecil

Proses pembelajaran pada siswa sekolah dasar, menengah maupun atas, tentunya berbeda. Perlu diperhatikan faktor usia siswa. Untuk tujuan masa depan, orang tua, guru pasti setuju bahwa anak-anak harus belajar mulai dari usia dini. Akan tetapi apa yang harus dipelajari, saat ini, besok, ataupun seterusnya tentunya harapan untuk belajar agar tercapai keinginan anak, orang tua guru banyak faktor yang mempengaruhinya, tidak segampang perkiraan.


Transforming Personal Leadership, Kim Washington-Watson Jan 2014

Transforming Personal Leadership, Kim Washington-Watson

Kim Washington-Watson

To debrief from your research is vitally important to gain perspective about your own transforming power, self-efficacy, and tools needed to continue to do what you came here to do. I was so immersed in my subjects, their lives, and their ideology, I forgot who I was and what I came there to do. I gained membership from my subjects, got lost in their world, needed their acceptance, and did not know how to let them go. As I reflected upon my own education, career, and where I have come from in order to go forward, truth and admission required ...


Ethical Conflicts Experienced By Iranian Efl Teachers In The Classroom Context, Zahra Alimorad Jan 2014

Ethical Conflicts Experienced By Iranian Efl Teachers In The Classroom Context, Zahra Alimorad

Zahra Alimorad

Recently, EFL teachers’ ethical conflicts in the situated classroom context have got paramount importance. This paper presents findings from an empirical study of ethical conflicts Iranian EFL teachers encounter while engaged in classroom assessment. Critical incidents generated by 49 practicing teachers revealed that a majority of reported conflicts were related to Do No Harm principle. Most of the conflicts they encountered involved basic values as one of the conflicting elements while two new conflicting elements emerged in the specific context of this study. It was concluded that Iranian educational policy might need to be changed to mitigate some of these ...


Contrastive Phonological Analysis Of English And Persian: A Case Study Of An Iranian Efl Learner, Zahra Alimorad Jan 2014

Contrastive Phonological Analysis Of English And Persian: A Case Study Of An Iranian Efl Learner, Zahra Alimorad

Zahra Alimorad

No abstract provided.


Applications Of Language Policy And Planning To Deaf Education, Sarah Compton, Francis M. Hult Jan 2014

Applications Of Language Policy And Planning To Deaf Education, Sarah Compton, Francis M. Hult

Sarah Compton

No abstract provided.


American Sign Language As A Heritage Language, Sarah Compton Jan 2014

American Sign Language As A Heritage Language, Sarah Compton

Sarah Compton

This chapter considers how American Sign Language (ASL)—a visual-manual language—is a heritage language of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people in the United States. Traditionally, heritage language education and maintenance efforts have centered on spoken languages. This chapter aims to broaden the scope to include signed languages. It begins with a historical overview of ASL, explicates for whom ASL is a heritage language, and examines the influence of current policy trends and technological advancements on language shift and language maintenance. Particular attention is drawn to the role of deaf communities in fostering language maintenance despite concerted efforts ...


Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas Jan 2014

Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Turkish version of Teacher's Cultural Beliefs Scale (OCDS) that is developed by Hachfeld et al (2011) that determines the cultural beliefs of teacher candidates, to determine physical education teachers' cultural beliefs and to compare physical education teacher candidates and other teacher candidates in terms of cultural beliefs and in addition, to examine cultural beliefs in terms of gender and grade variables in education. The research group consists of 330 teacher candidates in total that are educated at the faculty of physical education and training. As a data collection tool, OCDC ...


Educational Leadership And Social Justice In The United States, Margaret Grogan Jan 2014

Educational Leadership And Social Justice In The United States, Margaret Grogan

Margaret Grogan

Summary: Principals and superintendents of public schools are under intense pressure to raise the level of student academic achievement. The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) mandated the reporting of student test scores disaggregated by race, socio-economic status, English language proficiency, and participation in special education. The aim of the legislation was to eliminate the test score gap between middle class white students and under-represented minorities. However, too many recent graduates still demonstrate very weak literacy and numeracy skills. They are not likely to lead fulfilling lives. School leaders have a moral imperative to address this injustice. Research shows that ...


Rethinking Contemporary Sub-Saharan African School Knowledge: Restoring The Indigenous African Cultures, Edward Shizha Jan 2014

Rethinking Contemporary Sub-Saharan African School Knowledge: Restoring The Indigenous African Cultures, Edward Shizha

Edward Shizha

Sub-Saharan African countries have been politically independent since the late 1950s but they have not done much to free their school curricular from remnants of colonial education. The current postcolonial African school curriculum ignores the voices, indigenous knowledges (IKs) and cultures of African indigenous populations. Students, in Africa, experience barriers in learning because of the dissonance between the school curriculum and their cultural experiences. What the schools teach, and how teachers disseminate and transmit knowledge does not reflect the cultural symbolic conventions (collaborative and participatory learning) and representations (knowledge constructs, symbols and cultural beliefs) of the students’ cultural experiences. This ...


An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger Jan 2014

An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Using Balanced Literacy For Delivering Culturally Relevant Pedagogy To Prepare Teachers: A 20-Year Perspective On Dreamkeepers, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Tatiana D. Joseph Jan 2014

Using Balanced Literacy For Delivering Culturally Relevant Pedagogy To Prepare Teachers: A 20-Year Perspective On Dreamkeepers, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Tatiana D. Joseph

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

The purpose of this article is to highlight the teaching practices of two teacher educators who teach at universities in the Midwest. The authors detail the myriad ways in which they use a balanced literacy approach that is culturally relevant in their courses at Illinois State University (Normal, IL) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI), to more effectively prepare PK-12 urban educators. The authors point to the demographic imperative, as shifting demographics continue, the need for highly effective teachers who can teach our nation’s culturally and linguistically diverse PK-12 students becomes ever more critical.


Empty Seats: Addressing The Problem Of Unfair School Discipline For Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Dec 2013

Empty Seats: Addressing The Problem Of Unfair School Discipline For Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


The Promise Of Education: Reversing The High School Dropout Crisis For Boys And Young Men Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Dec 2013

The Promise Of Education: Reversing The High School Dropout Crisis For Boys And Young Men Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Uneven Ground: Examining Systemic Inequities That Block College Preparation For African American Boys, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Oct 2013

Uneven Ground: Examining Systemic Inequities That Block College Preparation For African American Boys, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Multicultural Citizenship Education In Indonesia: The Case Of A Chinese Christian School, Chang Yau Hoon Oct 2013

Multicultural Citizenship Education In Indonesia: The Case Of A Chinese Christian School, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.