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"I Really Like Your Lifestyle": Esl Learners Learning How To Compliment, Kristine Billmyer Oct 1990

"I Really Like Your Lifestyle": Esl Learners Learning How To Compliment, Kristine Billmyer

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


"Your Eye Is Sparkling": Formulaic Expressions And Routines In Turkish, Seran Dogancay Oct 1990

"Your Eye Is Sparkling": Formulaic Expressions And Routines In Turkish, Seran Dogancay

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Intercultural Communication And The Analysis Of Conversion, Nessa Wolfson Oct 1990

Intercultural Communication And The Analysis Of Conversion, Nessa Wolfson

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Methods Of Inquiry Into Cultural Expression In Speech Behavior, Ruth Benander Oct 1990

Methods Of Inquiry Into Cultural Expression In Speech Behavior, Ruth Benander

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Misunderstood Efforts And Missed Opprotunities: An Examination Of Efl In Japanese, Yoshiko Okushi Oct 1990

Misunderstood Efforts And Missed Opprotunities: An Examination Of Efl In Japanese, Yoshiko Okushi

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Decentralization And Policy Design, University Of Pennsylvania May 1990

Decentralization And Policy Design, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief focuses on design issues surrounding policies aimed at decentralization, drawing from three CPRE reports - Working Models of Choice in Public Education, Richard Elmore; Diversity Amidst Standardization: State differential Treatment of Districts, Susan Fuhrman; and School District Restructuring in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Martin Carnoy and Jean McDonnell.

Across the nation, states and school districts are exploring different ways to give schools more autonomy. Proponents of decentralization point to research finds that link school effectiveness to school-level discretion and examples of corporate restructuring where decentralized and simplified administration has increased efficiency. The decentralization movement has also gained momentum from ...


Language Learning Through Interaction: What Role Does Gender Play?, Teresa Pica, Dom Berducci, Lloyd Holliday, Nora Lewis, Jeanne Newman Apr 1990

Language Learning Through Interaction: What Role Does Gender Play?, Teresa Pica, Dom Berducci, Lloyd Holliday, Nora Lewis, Jeanne Newman

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


The "Other Language": Language Planning In Belgium, Michele Valasek Apr 1990

The "Other Language": Language Planning In Belgium, Michele Valasek

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Creating Successful Learning Contexts For Biliteracy, Nancy H. Hornberger Apr 1990

Creating Successful Learning Contexts For Biliteracy, Nancy H. Hornberger

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Narrative Skills And Literacy Learning, Deborah Hicks Apr 1990

Narrative Skills And Literacy Learning, Deborah Hicks

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Who's A Literate? Assessment Issues In A Global Perspective, Daniel A. Wagner Mar 1990

Who's A Literate? Assessment Issues In A Global Perspective, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Demographic and economic changes around the world and the linkage between literacy and development have made literacy a critical issue especially in the developing countries. But the uncertainty about the nature and extent of literacy has necessitated taking a new look at literacy assessment. Policy-makers have been hampered not only by too little data, but also by a failure to capture varying types and levels of literacy in each society. Dichotomies like "literate—illiterate" are inappropriate for conceptualising the problem and limit the potential for more effective decision-making. The paper analyses the problems of determining reliable and valid criteria for ...


Literacy Assessment In The Third World: An Overview And Proposed Schema For Survey Use, Daniel A. Wagner Feb 1990

Literacy Assessment In The Third World: An Overview And Proposed Schema For Survey Use, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Many countries have sought to increase literacy among their populations. Rationales for such efforts usually involve the consequences for economic development, as well as for human development, health, and lower fertility. Programs for increasing literacy have often involved the expansion of educational programs, in particular primary schooling, and the creation of literacy programs and campaigns. However, a central paradox in efforts to reduce illiteracy in today's world is that much effort has been invested and little knowledge gained about how best to achieve success. According to one recent analysis by a Unesco expert, the well-known Experimental World Literacy Program ...


Toward Defining Literacy, Richard L. Venezky, Daniel A. Wagner, Barrie S. Ciliberti Jan 1990

Toward Defining Literacy, Richard L. Venezky, Daniel A. Wagner, Barrie S. Ciliberti

Book Chapters (Literacy.org)

Literacy is a topic much on the public's mind these days. It is one of those subjects on which all laypersons think they are experts. When it comes time, however, to establish measures of illiteracy rates or to set policies, it becomes apparent that we know less than we thought we did. It is small comfort to know that specialists also have their differences.


Indigenous Cognition? Review Of J.W. Berry, S.H. Irvine, E.B. Hunt (Eds.), Indigenous Cognition: Functioning In Cultural Context, Daniel A. Wagner, Iddo Gal Jan 1990

Indigenous Cognition? Review Of J.W. Berry, S.H. Irvine, E.B. Hunt (Eds.), Indigenous Cognition: Functioning In Cultural Context, Daniel A. Wagner, Iddo Gal

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

"What is known about the cognitive functions of other peoples that could enable extant psychology to become more comprehensive, to attain a 'universal' cognitive psychology?" This question was the focus of a 1986 NATO workshop held at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) whose working theme was "indigenous cognition and models of information processing." The primary goal of the present volume, which contains 13 papers, is to bring together evidence from "studies of cognition in those populations that have remained well outside industrialised society: the hunting people, the nomads, and the peasants of the contemporary world" (p. 2). The volume ...


Repeating Grades In School: Current Practice And Research Evidence, University Of Pennsylvania Jan 1990

Repeating Grades In School: Current Practice And Research Evidence, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

Retaining students in grade is often used as a means to raise educational standards. Many believe that repeating a grade is an effective remedy for students who have failed to master basic skills. Therefore, grade retention is relatively prevalent in this nation.

However, research on student retention indicates that it does not work as intended to assure mastery of skills, avoid failure at higher grade levels and lower dropout rates. This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs is based on material in a recently published book, Flunking Grades: Research and Policies on Retention (London: Falmer, 1989). The book's editors, Lorrie ...


The Crisis Of Infertility: Understanding Its Emotional Impact, Patricia Ferguson Clayman Jan 1990

The Crisis Of Infertility: Understanding Its Emotional Impact, Patricia Ferguson Clayman

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Through the use of a questionnaire and selected interviews, this study addressed several major psychological issues regarding infertility. Specifically, as it relates to the infertility experience, these included: (1) the consideration that demographic variables impact significantly, (2) the psychological importance of gender differences, (3) the effect of medical diagnosis and treatment and (4) the possibility that there exists a well-ordered emotional continuum. Subjects were derived from the population of infertile couples ranging in age from 22 to 45 years old. Questionnaires were distributed locally through the offices of infertility specialists and at Resolve (a national infertility support group) monthly meetings ...