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University of Massachusetts Amherst

1995

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The Image Of The Teacher In Rural Colombia: An Inquiry Into Themes, Metaphors, And Implications For Education, Haleh Arbab Feb 1995

The Image Of The Teacher In Rural Colombia: An Inquiry Into Themes, Metaphors, And Implications For Education, Haleh Arbab

Doctoral Dissertations at the Center for International Education

This dissertation explores the meaning the rural inhabitants of the North of Cauca region in Colombia make of the rural primary school teacher. It examines the themes and metaphors used by rural teachers, community members, and youth to describe the teacher's present image, their perspectives on the possible changes, and the implications of these perceptions for future educational interventions.

The themes and metaphors that emerged alluded to two general images. The researcher has named these the portrait of the teacher as a hero and as an ordinary human being. The first, she proposes, is an ideal image that comes ...


Cross-Language Synonyms In The Lexicons Of Bilingual Infants: One Language Or Two?, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Sylvia C. Fernandez, D.Kimbrough Oller Jan 1995

Cross-Language Synonyms In The Lexicons Of Bilingual Infants: One Language Or Two?, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Sylvia C. Fernandez, D.Kimbrough Oller

Adjunct Faculty Author Gallery

This study tests the widely-cited claim from Volterra & Taeschner (1978), which is reinforced by Clark's Principle of Contrast (1987), that young simultaneous bilingual children reject cross-language synonyms in their earliest lexicons. The rejection of translation equivalents is taken by Volterra & Taeschner as support for the idea that the bilingual child possesses a single-language system which includes elements from both languages. We examine first the accuracy of the empirical claim and then its adequacy as support for the argument that bilingual children do not have independent lexical systems in each language. The vocabularies of 27 developing bilinguals were recorded at varying intervals between ages 0;8 and 2;6 using the MacArthur CDI, a standardized parent report form in English and Spanish. The two single-language vocabularies of each bilingual child were compared to determine how many pairs of translation equivalents (TEs) were reported for each child at different stages of development. TEs were observed for all children but one, with an average of 30% of all words coded in the two languages, both at early stages (in vocabularies of 2-12 words) and later (up to 500 words). Thus, Volterra & Taeschner's empirical claim was not upheld. Further ...


Language Programme (Setswana): Theoretical Framework, Chabaesele Oaitse Jan 1995

Language Programme (Setswana): Theoretical Framework, Chabaesele Oaitse

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Nonstandard Dialects And Writing Instruction In Adult Literacy Settings: Issues And Implications, Sherry Russell Jan 1995

Nonstandard Dialects And Writing Instruction In Adult Literacy Settings: Issues And Implications, Sherry Russell

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


An Exploration Of Gender Issues And The Role Of The Outsider In Women's Education Programs In Muslim Communities Case Studies In Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Senegal, And Yemen, Jode Lynne Walp Jan 1995

An Exploration Of Gender Issues And The Role Of The Outsider In Women's Education Programs In Muslim Communities Case Studies In Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Senegal, And Yemen, Jode Lynne Walp

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Challenges To The Quality Of The Educational Management Information System (Emis) In North West Frontier Province (Nwfp) Of Pakistan, Saba Masud Rizavi Jan 1995

Challenges To The Quality Of The Educational Management Information System (Emis) In North West Frontier Province (Nwfp) Of Pakistan, Saba Masud Rizavi

Master's Capstone Projects

This paper is organized into four detailed chapters and a series of Appendices. The paper highlights the importance of information in the development of an education system as well as the system for better management of the information. The focus the paper is on the Educational Management Information Cell that is currently running under the Directorate of Primary Education in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), that is one of the provinces in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The purpose is to describe the existing information system, point out the problems and then present some feasible solutions and recommendations to help ...


Cultural Alchemy: Hope In The Pacific Coast Of Colombia, Tracey H. Tsugawa Jan 1995

Cultural Alchemy: Hope In The Pacific Coast Of Colombia, Tracey H. Tsugawa

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


A Curriculum Design For A Course In Gender Issues In Development, Sheryl L. Kane Jan 1995

A Curriculum Design For A Course In Gender Issues In Development, Sheryl L. Kane

Master's Capstone Projects

What follows is an attempt to document the Gender Issues in Development course in an effort to give those who wish to teach it a base from which to draw upon. The teaching of the course is an organic process, in which the roots remain similar (using a feminist analysis to look at development and education, looking at the interplay between theory and practice, including traditionally marginalized voices and knowledges, and acknowledging the wealth of knowledges about the development process available from class participants) while the branches are dependent upon facilitators expertise and interests.

Having taken the course in 1991 ...


The Potential For Critical Social Inquiry Through Environmental Education In The Philippines, Ken Byrne Jan 1995

The Potential For Critical Social Inquiry Through Environmental Education In The Philippines, Ken Byrne

Master's Capstone Projects

The rate and extent of deforestation in the Philippines is phenomenal. It has been estimated that in 1934, 17 million hectares of the Philippines' 30 million hectares were covered in forest (Asian Development Bank, pp. 13-14.) This figure had dropped to 10.5 million by 1969, and by 1993 it stood at 5.7 million. If one looks at old growth forests, where there is the greatest diversity of animal, plant, and insect life, then the figures are even more stark: In 1934, there were 11 million hectares of old growth forest; in 1969, 4.7 million; and by 1993 ...


Disabled Women In El Salvador Reframing Themselves: A Case Study Of The Women's Program Of Acogipri, Joan B. Cohen Jan 1995

Disabled Women In El Salvador Reframing Themselves: A Case Study Of The Women's Program Of Acogipri, Joan B. Cohen

Master's Capstone Projects

This paper is the study of a process, namely of how a group of disabled women begin to re-frame how they see themselves, and how along with this re-framing, re-define their possibilities in their community and their world.

The process was undertaken by the author and a group of disabled women in El Salvador who belonged to the Women's Program of ACOGIPRI in San Salvador. Using a family literacy model and alternative paradigm research as her basis for inquiry the author examines how disabled women can effectively use, in their everyday lives, their knowledges, their articulations and their experiences ...


Reading For Heuristics, Review Of Cream Of The Crop: The Impact Of Elite Education In The Decade After College By H. Katchadourian And J. Boli (1994, Basic Books), John M. Braxton, Joseph B. Berger Jan 1995

Reading For Heuristics, Review Of Cream Of The Crop: The Impact Of Elite Education In The Decade After College By H. Katchadourian And J. Boli (1994, Basic Books), John M. Braxton, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Overview And Analysis Of The Case Studies-Lessons For Education Policy Formation, David Evans, R. Sack, C.P. Shaw Jan 1995

Overview And Analysis Of The Case Studies-Lessons For Education Policy Formation, David Evans, R. Sack, C.P. Shaw

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Overview And Analysis Of The Case Studies-Lessons For Education Policy Formation, David R. Evans Dr., R. Sack, C.P. Shaw Jan 1995

Overview And Analysis Of The Case Studies-Lessons For Education Policy Formation, David R. Evans Dr., R. Sack, C.P. Shaw

David R. Evans

No abstract provided.