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It's Never Too Late To Get Involved: The Role Of Families And Parents In Their Children's Education, Sherwood Thompson Nov 2007

It's Never Too Late To Get Involved: The Role Of Families And Parents In Their Children's Education, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project Final Evaluation Summary, Steven Rogg Oct 2007

The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project Final Evaluation Summary, Steven Rogg

Steven R Rogg

Citation: Rogg, S. (November, 2007). The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project – Final Evaluation Summary. U.S. Department of Education. Office of English Language Acquisition. Bilingual Education Professional Development Career Ladder Program (CFDA #84.195E, grant #T195E010024). Submitted to: Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.

Background: A discretionary grant of $1.1M from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Language Acquisition was awarded to Aurora University to execute a five-year Career Ladder Program with a start date of 1-September, 2001 and completion date of 31-August, 2006.1 The stated intent of the Career Ladder Program is summarized here: “The program provided ...


Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams Sep 2007

Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, October 2007.


Does Religious Behavior Predict Academic Success For English Learners?, Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone Sep 2007

Does Religious Behavior Predict Academic Success For English Learners?, Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone

Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone

This study examined the religious practices and behaviors of predominantly Hispanic high school English learners to determine whether their religious behaviors, such as attending church, enjoying church attendance and wearing religious symbols were associated academic achievement. In the sample of 126 primarily Christian students, religiosity was determined not to be associated with academic achievement.


Bilingual Special Education, Rebecca A. Neal, Aydin Bal, Federico R. Waitoller Sep 2007

Bilingual Special Education, Rebecca A. Neal, Aydin Bal, Federico R. Waitoller

Rebecca Neal

Presentation made at Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona.


Training For Service Providers, Sherwood Thompson Sep 2007

Training For Service Providers, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


“I Don’T Need Your Help!”: Fifth Graders, Vygotsky, And Peer Editing, Mary Christianakis Jul 2007

“I Don’T Need Your Help!”: Fifth Graders, Vygotsky, And Peer Editing, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Logic And The Brain, Sherwood Thompson Jun 2007

Logic And The Brain, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Bridges To Memory, Marva S. Mcclean Dr. Jun 2007

Bridges To Memory, Marva S. Mcclean Dr.

Marva S McClean Dr.

These are poems written in praise of the creative, healing, and sustaining power & worhsip of the ordinary experiences that define us.


“Pocahontas Was In Love With A Guy From England”: Children, History, And Language Arts Texts, Mary Christianakis Apr 2007

“Pocahontas Was In Love With A Guy From England”: Children, History, And Language Arts Texts, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Diversity Programs: Building Coalitions Through Developing Effective Advisory Boards, Sherwood Thompson, Norman Powell Apr 2007

Enhancing Diversity Programs: Building Coalitions Through Developing Effective Advisory Boards, Sherwood Thompson, Norman Powell

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Workshop Discussion On The Values Of Culturally Responsive Caring And Warm Demanders For State Agency Workers, Sherwood Thompson Feb 2007

Workshop Discussion On The Values Of Culturally Responsive Caring And Warm Demanders For State Agency Workers, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Making Sense Of Academic Failure: Local Theories And Explanations Of Why Kids Fail In School, Leena Her Jan 2007

Making Sense Of Academic Failure: Local Theories And Explanations Of Why Kids Fail In School, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Euro-American Dominance And ‘Giving It Up?’: Teacher Inquirer Reflections From A Peace Curricula Project, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2006

Euro-American Dominance And ‘Giving It Up?’: Teacher Inquirer Reflections From A Peace Curricula Project, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Christian Witness And Respect For Persons, Bradley Baurain Dec 2006

Christian Witness And Respect For Persons, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

Respect for persons has been widely acknowledged and discussed as a key moral dimension in education and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Christians believe in this value, particularly as it is articulated within scripture and tradition. Recent critics, however, seem to perceive a basic incompatibility between a Christian religious imperative to bear witness to one’s faith and a moral imperative to respect other persons. Beginning from an argument that all teaching is teaching for change, this essay makes a case that the two are not only not contradictory, but in fact should be consanguineous. Key issues explored ...


Multicultural Education Online For Graduate Teachers: Some Challenges, Samuel Hinton Dec 2006

Multicultural Education Online For Graduate Teachers: Some Challenges, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

The purpose of this paper is to share and discuss some pedagogical challenges experienced in an online multicultural education graduate course for teachers at a regional American University


Small Group Multitasking In Literature Classes, Bradley Baurain Dec 2006

Small Group Multitasking In Literature Classes, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

Faced with the challenge of teaching American literature to large, multilevel classes in Vietnam, the writer developed a flexible small group framework called ‘multitasking’. ‘Multitasking’ sets up stable task categories which rotate among small groups from lesson to lesson. This framework enabled students to work cooperatively in a variety of formats and the teacher to generate a wide range of materials and activities efficiently. It also spurred students to develop more independent learning skills and the teacher to experiment more freely with new techniques. In a narrative and reflective format, in terms both of what he expected and what he ...


Language, Cultural Assimilation, & National Identity: Euro-American Attitudes About Non-English Language Use At A U.S. Midwestern High School, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2006

Language, Cultural Assimilation, & National Identity: Euro-American Attitudes About Non-English Language Use At A U.S. Midwestern High School, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Personal Epistemologies And Learning To Teach, Elizabeth Bondy, Dorene Ross, Alyson Adams, Rhonda Nowak, Mary Brownell, David Hoppey, Karen Kuhel, Cynthia Mccallum, Lynne Stafford Dec 2006

Personal Epistemologies And Learning To Teach, Elizabeth Bondy, Dorene Ross, Alyson Adams, Rhonda Nowak, Mary Brownell, David Hoppey, Karen Kuhel, Cynthia Mccallum, Lynne Stafford

Karen A Kuhel

Personal epistemologies, individuals' beliefs about the nature of knowledge and how one comes to know, can facilitate and constrain cognition, motivation, and learning (Pintrich, 2002). They are especially relevant in teacher education because preservice teachers will become responsible for the knowledge and knowing of others. This study investigated the question, How do preservice teachers approach their learning in a unified teacher education program? Through extensive interviews with 14 participants over the course of two semesters, the researchers gained insight into the preservice teachers' learning process and related epistemological beliefs. By understanding these beliefs, teacher educators may be able to improve ...


What Contributes To Asian Model Minority Academic Success? An Ecological Perspective, Gulbahar Beckett Dec 2006

What Contributes To Asian Model Minority Academic Success? An Ecological Perspective, Gulbahar Beckett

Gulbahar Beckett

Asians in America are perceived to be model minorities and Asian American students are believed to be exceptional educational achievers. Some believe this is a model minority phenomenon that needs to be demystified as it is a stereotype detrimental to Asian American students social and psychological well-being. Some attribute Asian-American student academic achievement to factors such as parents' and students' attitudes and actions toward schoolwork, economic and ethnic status, human and social capital, family structure, community organization, and cultural and linguistic patterns. Others attribute it to factors such as self-perception, school expectations and organization, students cultural and background knowledge, and ...


Reconciliation And Social Action In Cyprus: Citizens’ Inertia And The Protracted State Of Limbo, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2006

Reconciliation And Social Action In Cyprus: Citizens’ Inertia And The Protracted State Of Limbo, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper will attempt to chart a normative framework for action for a social politics of reconciliation via a course for citizens’ action across the ethnic divide of Cyprus. It will attempt to consider the context and content of reconciliation in Cyprus at this time and examine the various ‘routes’ to reconciliation, in terms of locating their theoretical, philosophical and ethical points of reference. Whilst ‘reconciliation’ is something that normally takes place after a settlement, the groundwork (conceptual, political and societal) needs to begin whenever the potential is there: the protracted state of limbo that characterises the Cyprus problem as ...


Populism, Democracy And Social Citizenship: Discourses On ‘Illegal Migration’ Or Beyond The ‘Fortress’ Versus ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Debate, Nicos Trimikliniotis Dec 2006

Populism, Democracy And Social Citizenship: Discourses On ‘Illegal Migration’ Or Beyond The ‘Fortress’ Versus ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Debate, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

This paper aims to connect articulations of ‘racism’ and ‘populism’ within discursive uses of ‘illegal immigration’ in the context of European-wide processes, which frame migrants as the ‘other’: such view have in fact become hegemonic over the recent years. The aim is to connect discourses of ‘illegal’ immigration to social phenomena, such as racist populism in democratic process and debates regarding social citizenship. The examination of the construction processes of exclusionary citizenship, both at European and at national level, via the discourses of undocumented migrant labour is a process that tends to racialise liberal democracy across Europe. Moreover, this process ...


Motivations For Esl Writing Improvement In Pre-University Contexts, Alister Cumming Dr., Tae-Young Kim Dr., Keanrea Eouanzaoui Dr. Dec 2006

Motivations For Esl Writing Improvement In Pre-University Contexts, Alister Cumming Dr., Tae-Young Kim Dr., Keanrea Eouanzaoui Dr.

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.


The Dynamics Of Ethnic Name Maintenance And Change: Cases Of Korean Esl Immigrants In Toronto, Tae-Young Kim Dr. Dec 2006

The Dynamics Of Ethnic Name Maintenance And Change: Cases Of Korean Esl Immigrants In Toronto, Tae-Young Kim Dr.

Dr. Tae-Young Kim (김태영, 金兌英)

No abstract provided.