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The Theory Of Information As A Testing Technique To Determine Spanish Reading Proficiency, Sandra G. Kukuvka, Jean M.T. Hurst Aug 1994

The Theory Of Information As A Testing Technique To Determine Spanish Reading Proficiency, Sandra G. Kukuvka, Jean M.T. Hurst

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to expand on previously-limited investigations into the use of information theory as a Spanish language assessment technique, within an English-speaking setting, by providing a larger data base and employing a wider variety of reading passages. A further purpose was to attempt the development of a Spanish reading proficiency test that could be used in the classroom to provide a broad picture of a student's ability to comprehend reading material at or near his/her level of language learning. At no time was this study an attempt to analyze specific strengths or weaknesses in ...


A Historical Look At "The Journal Of The National Association For Bilingual Education", Christine Jennie Mitchell Aug 1994

A Historical Look At "The Journal Of The National Association For Bilingual Education", Christine Jennie Mitchell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This paper examines the history of The Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), beginning with its first editor—Alma Flor Ada. It traces the shifting focus of the journal’s articles during each of its editorial eras, noting the changes between heavily politically-focused editors/eras and those focusing on issues such as evaluation and assessment, and psycho-social linguistics. The author provides a brief description of each editor’s tenure, noting their editorial philosophy as well as their major contributions to the journal. The author concludes that the journal’s continuing focus on evaluation/assessment and political articles ...


A Case Study: An Investigation On Influences Affecting The Reading Levels Of Bilingual Students, Enildo D. Avila May 1994

A Case Study: An Investigation On Influences Affecting The Reading Levels Of Bilingual Students, Enildo D. Avila

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examines the reading of native Spanish-speaking Hispanic students, focusing on any influences or factors that might impede their ability to gain competence in their target language—English. It focuses on eight students from a middle school in Rochester, NY. Four students scoring in the lower half of the Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) test and four students scoring in the upper half were selected for examination. Each student participated in a personal interview to determine whether there are any influences that impact them in the affective domain. The study reveals four primary concerns that may impact student success, including ...


An Investigation Of Racial Attitudes Among White Pre-Service Teachers, Diantha B. Joiner May 1994

An Investigation Of Racial Attitudes Among White Pre-Service Teachers, Diantha B. Joiner

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine White American prospective teachers' racial attitudes about African Americans. In the age of multiculturalism, it is important to address the issue of racism and racial attitudes among educators. Racism continues to influence many aspects of American society, particularly education. Though the face of racism has changed from its blatant forms, it is now manifested in more subtle forms, and has thus been named "new" racism. This study investigated the level of "new" racism among White American prospective teachers enrolled in a teacher education program. Jacobson's "New" Racism Scale was used to ...