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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

2008

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First, You Write!, Susan Adams Oct 2008

First, You Write!, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, November 2008.


Presenting Results Of Esl Teachers Writing Workshop, Susan Adams, Mary Nicolini Oct 2008

Presenting Results Of Esl Teachers Writing Workshop, Susan Adams, Mary Nicolini

Susan Adams

Presentation at the National Writing Project Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 2008.


Globalisation And Migrant Labour In A 'Rainbow Nation': A Fortress South, Nicos Trimikliniotis Sep 2008

Globalisation And Migrant Labour In A 'Rainbow Nation': A Fortress South, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

Outside southern Africa little attention has been given to the lively debates, particularly within South Africa, about migration, economic integration, racism/xenophobia and exclusion. After the collapse of apartheid the Southern African Development Community (sadc) developed initiatives on regional co-operation on population movement in a far-reaching 1995 Draft Protocol on Free Movement. However, the post-apartheid South African state was concerned solely with free trade and, with the support of other regional players, managed to halt the Protocol. The processes of neoliberal regional integration, socioeconomic transformations, poverty and inequality, as well as the political turmoil in countries of the sub-Saharan region ...


Kατεδαφιζόμεθα Ή Καταρρέει Ένα Ιδεολόγημα, Nicos Trimikliniotis Sep 2008

Kατεδαφιζόμεθα Ή Καταρρέει Ένα Ιδεολόγημα, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

Kατεδαφιζόμεθα ή καταρρέει ένα ιδεολόγημα Στο απόηχο της πρώτης και σ’ αναμονή της δεύτερης συνάντησης των δύο ηγετών, του κ. Χριστόφια και κ. Ταλάτ, «ξέσπασε» ή μάλλον «κατασκευάστηκε» από κάποια μίντια (και τις εμπρηστικές δηλώσεις από διάφορους) μια έξαλλη «συζήτηση» γύρω από την εγκύκλιο του Υπουργού Παιδείας. Μάλλον καταλάγιασε, προσωρινά τουλάχιστον, αλλά θα σιγοκαίει καθώς προχωρούν οι συνομιλίες. «Αλλού μας τρώει» λοιπόν… Αξίζει ωστόσο να πάρουμε κάτι από τις αντιδράσεις από μια εγκύκλιο που λέει τα αυτονόητα, κι απλά θέλει να εφαρμόσει στην πράξη αυτά που προφανώς ψευδώς διακηρύσσαμε. Γι’ αυτό και παίρνουμε στα σοβαρά τα τραγελαφικά που ζούμε κι ...


Romani (Gypsy) Child Rearing: Work, Marriage, School, And Property, Mary Christianakis Aug 2008

Romani (Gypsy) Child Rearing: Work, Marriage, School, And Property, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson Jun 2008

The Emerging New Human Being, The Culture-In-The-Self, And Ahp's New Multidimensional Intercultural Initiative, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

The emerging New Human Being will need to explore and come to terms with a phenomenon, operating deeply, uniquely, and diversely at a core level of all human beings on the planet. I call this phenomenon the “culture-in-the-Self,” a term coined some years ago by cofounders of Interculture Inc. What we commonly think of as culture is just the surface of this phenomenon, often appearing outwardly in the diverse “forms” of cultural scripts, beliefs, values, behaviors, and customs). I want to call attention to what goes on beneath surface culture(s), and how AHP intends to play a primary role ...


Η Κύπρος Στα Δύσκολα Μονοπάτια Της Αλήθειας Και Της Συμφιλίωσης», [Cyprus Confronting The Difficult Pathway Of Truth And Reconciliation], Nicos Trimikliniotis Jun 2008

Η Κύπρος Στα Δύσκολα Μονοπάτια Της Αλήθειας Και Της Συμφιλίωσης», [Cyprus Confronting The Difficult Pathway Of Truth And Reconciliation], Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

[In Greek] This paper is an attempt at approaching the issue of truth and reconciliation in Cyprus in a way that draws upon both the international as well as the local struggles and traditions, in an effort to critically integrate the knowledge, experiences and allow for reflectivity. What follows is a brief sketch of a more extensive paper which reflects upon the means, goals and ultimate objectives in a manner that is open-ended and non-exhaustive to contribute towards a debate on a subject that has not received its due attention . The paper draws upon some of the debates over the ...


Rethinking Reconciliation And Cooperation With View To Reunification In Cyprus: Challenges For Citizens, Political And Social Actors, Nicos Trimikliniotis Jun 2008

Rethinking Reconciliation And Cooperation With View To Reunification In Cyprus: Challenges For Citizens, Political And Social Actors, Nicos Trimikliniotis

Nicos Trimikliniotis

Concept The conference aims to initiate a dialogue between the two communities on the concept as well as the potential for reconciliation and cooperation in Cyprus today: at a time when working groups and technical committees are engaged in a dialogue preparing the ground for the face to face meeting between the leaders of the two communities, academics, researchers, activists and concerned citizens cannot stand by and watch; they need to find ways to constructively engage in the debate over the future of Cyprus and contribute to building trust, communication and understanding between the two communities. The conference proposes to ...


High Stakes Testing: Issues, Implications, And Remedies For English Language Learners, Ronald Solórzano May 2008

High Stakes Testing: Issues, Implications, And Remedies For English Language Learners, Ronald Solórzano

Ronald Solórzano

No abstract provided.


Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams Apr 2008

Tears, Fears, And The Dreaded Five-Paragraph Essay: Encouraging Your Students To Write In English, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the TESOL Regional Conference, May 2008.


Beyond Liberal Democracy In Schools: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon Apr 2008

Beyond Liberal Democracy In Schools: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

In this unique union of philosophy and ethnographic research, Barbara Thayer-Bacon explains how the individualist legacy of liberal democracy, as conceived by Locke and Rosseau, ignores and excludes the needs of American students raised in cultures with strong communal traditions. Drawing upon her experience with the educational methods of other cultures as well as the work of modern educational philosophers such as Dewey, Barber, Young, and Mouffe and Laclau, Thayer-Bacon shows us how our current vision of the democratic process as revealed in school practices routinely fails minority students. She offers recommendations to help us develop learning environments for students ...


A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson Apr 2008

A Primary Human Challenge, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

We may ask why, at both the individual and collective levels, it has seemed so difficult for us to choose to evolve our human games with Joy. There is no one answer for such a question, for each of us has the gift of free will. I will suggest, however, that built into our human games is what I call a primary human challenge. That primary human challenge is a dynamic tension, flowing from our creative urge for the freedom “to be” who we really are in our current physical form, and simultaneously to embrace our responsibility for our Being-ness.


Second Language Learners' Theories On The Use Of English Articles: An Analysis Of The Metalinguistic Knowledge Used By Japanese Students In Acquiring The English Article System., Yuko Goto Butler Apr 2008

Second Language Learners' Theories On The Use Of English Articles: An Analysis Of The Metalinguistic Knowledge Used By Japanese Students In Acquiring The English Article System., Yuko Goto Butler

Yuko G Butler

Although it is well known that many second language (L2) learners have trouble using articles “properly,” the primary causes of their difficulties remain unclear. This study addresses this problem by examining the metalinguistic knowledge of the English article system that learners employ when selecting articles in a given situation. By doing this, the present study attempts to better understand the process of “making sense” of the English article system by learners who are at different stages in their interlanguage development. Eighty Japanese college students with varying levels of English proficiency participated in this study. Immediately after completing a fill-in-thearticle test ...


Paving The Road To The Terminal Degree, Sherwood Thompson Apr 2008

Paving The Road To The Terminal Degree, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


School Size And Educational Equity In Kentucky's Public Schools: An Investigatin Of Race And Gender-Based Achievement Gap, Sherwood Thompson, Jerry Austin Apr 2008

School Size And Educational Equity In Kentucky's Public Schools: An Investigatin Of Race And Gender-Based Achievement Gap, Sherwood Thompson, Jerry Austin

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Miseducation To Misedutainment, Sherwood Thompson Mar 2008

Miseducation To Misedutainment, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Keynote Speaker, Claudia Peralta Nash Feb 2008

Keynote Speaker, Claudia Peralta Nash

Claudia Peralta

No abstract provided.


Wine And Words : A Trilingual Wine Dictionary For South Africa : Project, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 2008

Wine And Words : A Trilingual Wine Dictionary For South Africa : Project, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf het die behoefte aan 'n aanlynvakwoordeboek oor wyn en wingerdkunde in Afrikaans, Engels en isiXhosa geïdentifiseer. Die woordeboek verskaf inligting oor wynterminologie, sowel as taalkundige inligting oor die gebruik van sulke terminologie. Die doel van hierdie artikel is om 'n beskrywing van die projek te gee. Die samestellingsproses van die woordeboek word beskryf, vanaf die samewerking tussen die wynbedryf en die leksikograwe, tot die voorgestelde teikengebruikers en die keuse van die tale van die woordeboek. Funksies van die woordeboek word bespreek, met verwysing na spesifieke gebruikersituasies, naamlik teksproduksie, teksresepsie en vertaling. 'n Etiketstelsel is vir die woordeboek ...


Cultural Capital, Heriberto Godina Phd Jan 2008

Cultural Capital, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Culturally Competent Teaching, Heriberto Godina Phd Jan 2008

Culturally Competent Teaching, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Prácticas De Lectoescritura En Los Exvotos, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón Jan 2008

Prácticas De Lectoescritura En Los Exvotos, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Prácticas de Lectoescritura en los Exvotos Abstract Maria Eugenia de Luna University of Western Ontario mdelunav@uwo.ca En este trabajo estudio las prácticas de lectoescritura en los exvotos, su producción y usos, tomando en cuenta que las prácticas de lectoescritura nos ayudan a tener una mejor idea del concepto de cómo se unen en la práctica la escritura y la lectura con las estructuras sociales. Un exvoto es un documento lleno de información tanto visual como narrativa y gracias a estos se puede decir que se tienen un acervo histórico popular, donde a través de los siglos podemos ver ...


Leer Y Escribir En Español: Una Manera De Mantener La L1 De Inmigrantes Mexicanos En Canadá, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón Jan 2008

Leer Y Escribir En Español: Una Manera De Mantener La L1 De Inmigrantes Mexicanos En Canadá, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

No abstract provided.


Using The Novel To Teach Multiculturalism, Michelle Loris Jan 2008

Using The Novel To Teach Multiculturalism, Michelle Loris

Michelle Loris

Description of a fourteen week course taught by Michelle Loris, professor of English at Sacred Heart University. The course, titled Recent Ethnic American Fictions, introduced students to several concepts from contemporary literary theory. The theories included New Criticism, Deconstruction, Cultural Studies, New Historicism, and Feminist Theory. The assumption was that these concepts would give students the tools to become critical readers, which would then provide them with a deeper understanding of these multicultural novels and their particular cultural contexts. For a semester, reading and thinking about these multicultural novels engaged and challenged the students' assumptions about themselves and the America ...


The Effects Of Linguistic Modification On Esl Students’ Comprehension Of Nursing Course Test Items, Susan Bosher, Melissa Bowles Dec 2007

The Effects Of Linguistic Modification On Esl Students’ Comprehension Of Nursing Course Test Items, Susan Bosher, Melissa Bowles

Susan D. Bosher Dr.

No abstract provided.


Icts (Information Communication Technologies) For Peace And Reconciliation: Case Studies Of Cambodia And Tibet, J. Richardson, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2007

Icts (Information Communication Technologies) For Peace And Reconciliation: Case Studies Of Cambodia And Tibet, J. Richardson, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


“I Don’T Know”: Engaging With Problematic Moments In Multicultural Education, Stephanie Kent, James Cumming Dec 2007

“I Don’T Know”: Engaging With Problematic Moments In Multicultural Education, Stephanie Kent, James Cumming

Stephanie Jo Kent

“I Don’t Know” Engaging with Problematic Moments in Multicultural Education Marilyn Cochran-Smith (2000) describes a moment that occurred during a well-known and historically well-received pedagogical seminar that included addressing race and racism. As part of one session, Cochran-Smith invited a Native American colleague to share some of his experiences with the class. He concluded his presentation, near the end of the scheduled class period, by asking, “And what does this program do to help you examine questions about race and racism in teaching and schooling?” Cochran-Smith describes what happened next: Without hesitation, one student teacher, a Puerto Rican woman ...


Grooming "Better-Prepared" Teachers, Claudia Peralta Nash Dec 2007

Grooming "Better-Prepared" Teachers, Claudia Peralta Nash

Claudia Peralta

No abstract provided.


The Linguistic Similarities Of Spanish Heritage And Second Language Learners, Andrew Lynch Dec 2007

The Linguistic Similarities Of Spanish Heritage And Second Language Learners, Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

This article addresses the situation of lower-proficiency heritage language learners of Spanish in terms of their linguistic similarities to second language learners. The analysis highlights grammatical and lexical features in the oral discourse of Spanish heritage and second language learners at intermediate and advanced levels of study, establishing common linguistic ground between the two groups. Given the similarities, the article emphasizes the current need for courses designed to accommodate lower-proficiency heritage learners, integrating principles and aspects of second language acquisition theory and pedagogy.


Developing Successful Two-Way Immersion Programs: Six Principles For Success, Ester De Jong, Linda Evans Dec 2007

Developing Successful Two-Way Immersion Programs: Six Principles For Success, Ester De Jong, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Making Sense Of Academic Failure. Dissertation, Leena Her Dec 2007

Making Sense Of Academic Failure. Dissertation, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

This dissertation is an ethnography of first, how school participants in America make sense of academic failure and second, the consequences of their work. I study the methods they use and the explanations they invoke while engaged in this activity. I focus primarily on two groups of school participants in the American cultural landscape: educational researchers who are designated as the diagnosticians of the maladies of a "broken" educational system; and, students and school staff, who often have to explain the failure that they are confronted with. The analysis of how educational researchers traditionally make sense of academic failure utilizes ...