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Language & Leadership: Exploring The Relationship Between Critical Theories And The Hegemonic Construction Of Student Achievement, Marva S. Mcclean Dr. Aug 2004

Language & Leadership: Exploring The Relationship Between Critical Theories And The Hegemonic Construction Of Student Achievement, Marva S. Mcclean Dr.

Marva S McClean Dr.

This paper applies the principles of critical literacy and critical discourse analysis to interrogate the relationship between student achievement and hegemonic discourses within the field of education. This paper offers a set of practical recommendations on how educators can apply critical discourse analysis to arrive at more adequate solutions to the vexing problem of the achievement gap.


Safeguarding The Rights Of English Language Learners (Ells): A Teacher Training Curriculum For Teachers And Their Students, Robert Macmillan, L. Silveira Mar 2004

Safeguarding The Rights Of English Language Learners (Ells): A Teacher Training Curriculum For Teachers And Their Students, Robert Macmillan, L. Silveira

Robert C. MacMillan

No abstract provided.


Confrontations With Culture: Working With The Received Category 'English Learner.', Leena Her Jan 2004

Confrontations With Culture: Working With The Received Category 'English Learner.', Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne Jan 2004

Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne

Edlyn V. Peña

This paper describes the "practitioner-as-researcher" model of research, an alternative methodology that is intended to bring about institutional change. We developed this approach through the Diversity Scorecard project in which we work with teams of practitioners to examine institutional data disaggregated by ethnicity in order to identify inequities in educational outcomes. The practitioners, themselves, conduct the research on their own campuses to discover areas of inequities. This, in turn, impacts their practices and motivation to bring about systemic institutional change.


The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton Dec 2003

The Highly Questionable "Highly Qualified" Label, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is instrumental in the national movement toward the use of one short-answer test as the gate-keeping instrument to prevent or allow university graduates trained in education to enter the teaching profession. This investigation questions the wisdom of this test-based certification by looking at the impact on recent (university education program) graduates who have had difficulty passing the tests. Four of these graduates provided information via in-depth interviews. The interview data provide evidence that raises questions about the value of taking these people out of the teaching profession. The individuals provide evidence of ...


The ‘Imaging’ Activity For Envisioning Alternative Futures In Multicultural Education Courses, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2003

The ‘Imaging’ Activity For Envisioning Alternative Futures In Multicultural Education Courses, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


‘That’S Why I Do It’: Flow And Efl Teachers’ Practices, Christine Tardy Dec 2003

‘That’S Why I Do It’: Flow And Efl Teachers’ Practices, Christine Tardy

Christine M. Tardy

Csikszentmihalyi's (1997) concept of flow describes a mental state resulting from peak experiences in which the level of challenge is high, but manageable given a person's skills. Because flow occurs at peak moments, these moments can motivate teachers, possibly shaping their classroom practices and giving them insight into their teaching beliefs. This exploratory interview study examines ten EFL teachers' flow experiences at work, and considers their implications for teacher education. The teachers all reported experiencing flow, and key categories relating to its occurrence were derived from their descriptions. Based on this study, we suggest that the concept of ...


[Review Of Book Meeting Of Minds], Mary Christianakis Dec 2003

[Review Of Book Meeting Of Minds], Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Cultural Themes Of No Child Left Behind In Tension With Navajoland Realities, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2003

Cultural Themes Of No Child Left Behind In Tension With Navajoland Realities, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Cine (Mas) For Change: Viewing Diversity At Dominican, Harlan Stelmach Dec 2003

Cine (Mas) For Change: Viewing Diversity At Dominican, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

A video produced to Illustrate the relationship of the Latino Film Festival and Diversity Initiatives on the Dominican University fo California campus.


Content-Based Esl Writing Curriculum: A Language Socialization Model, Gulbahar Beckett, Virginia Gonzalez, Heather Schwartz Dec 2003

Content-Based Esl Writing Curriculum: A Language Socialization Model, Gulbahar Beckett, Virginia Gonzalez, Heather Schwartz

Gulbahar Beckett

In this paper, we propose a content-based, advanced level adjunct English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional approach for writing from a language socialization theoretical framework using basic principles of systemic functional linguistics (Halliday, 1994) and sociocultural theory of learning (Vygotsky, 1986). We emphasize an ESL curriculum that stimulates ESL students to learn domain specific knowledge, to develop cognitive and meta-cognitive learning and thinking processes, and to learn rhetorically and lexico-pragmatically appropriate writing (Raimes, 1983). We provide a complete review of the theoretical principles derived from research based on integrative curriculum for second language (L2) students. We explain how an ...


Standardized Or Sterilized? Divergent Perspectives On The Effects Of High-Stakes Testing In West Texas, Elaine Hampton Dec 2003

Standardized Or Sterilized? Divergent Perspectives On The Effects Of High-Stakes Testing In West Texas, Elaine Hampton

Elaine Hampton

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Literacy Needs Of Adolescent English Language Learners, G.E. García, Heriberto Godina Phd Dec 2003

Addressing The Literacy Needs Of Adolescent English Language Learners, G.E. García, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Tekstuele Elemente In Omvattend-Verklarende Woordeboeke : 'N Vergelyking Tussen Die Wat En Die Wnt, Michele Van Der Merwe Dec 2003

Tekstuele Elemente In Omvattend-Verklarende Woordeboeke : 'N Vergelyking Tussen Die Wat En Die Wnt, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Textual elements in comprehensive explanatory dictionaries : a comparison between the WAT and the WNT In this article a comparison is made between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography with the focus on comprehensive dictionaries. The research forms part of the increasing cooperation that exists at present between Afrikaans and Dutch Lexicography. Therefore the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT) is compared to the Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal (WNT). A typological classification of a comprehensive explanatory dictionary will be made. In the comparison between the WAT and the WNT the structure of the dictionary as well as the articles in the dictionary will ...


Mapping Discriminatory Landscapes In A Divided Educational System: The Case Of Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2003

Mapping Discriminatory Landscapes In A Divided Educational System: The Case Of Cyprus, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper examines the way in which the Cyprus educational system, primarily concentrating on the Greek-Cypriot side, reproduces discriminatory patterns via an outmoded and ethnically divided educational model, in spite of some efforts to introduce multi-cultural elements of local level. Existing literature and a number of studies and reports on immigrant and minority students illustrate the need for further research on the subject, so that a comprehensive reform of the educational system can take place to move from an ethnocentric model towards a more critically orientated humanistic education based on tolerance and understanding – a matter of urgency if Cyprus is ...


Contradictory Literacy Practices Of Mexican-Background Students: An Ethnography From The Rural Midwest, Heriberto Godina Phd Dec 2003

Contradictory Literacy Practices Of Mexican-Background Students: An Ethnography From The Rural Midwest, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

This ethnographic study explores the contradictory literacy practices of 10 high school students of Mexican background from the rural Midwest. The author uses the term Mexican background to encompass both settled Mexican Americans and recent-immigrant Mexicanos. Literacy is investigated through English and Spanish in a sociocultural context. Findings reveal how Mexican-background students demonstrate different literacy practices in their homes and communities than those acknowledged at school. Educators in the school setting did not recognize Mexican-background students’ linguistic proficiency. In school, Mexican-background students were viewed in terms of their limited-English status and were mostly enrolled in low academic tracks. At home ...