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Bilingualism And The American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson May 2017

Bilingualism And The American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson

Senior Honors Projects

Bilingualism is the ability to speak more than one language fluently. People of all ages may aspire to learn a second or third language in order to fulfill both personal goals and communicate with a variety of people in different contexts. Irrespective of one’s walk of life or socioeconomic status, being bilingual is a valuable skill. Although English is the language of power in the United States, there are hundreds of other languages spoken in this country.

There are a number of different ways in which children can become bilingual. For example, they may enter the school system speaking ...


Empowering Latina Immigrant Youth Through Culturally Relevant Group Work, Amy Cook, Laura Hayden, Esmaeil Mahdavi, Arthur Mccann Feb 2014

Empowering Latina Immigrant Youth Through Culturally Relevant Group Work, Amy Cook, Laura Hayden, Esmaeil Mahdavi, Arthur Mccann

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

This session presents ways to implement a culturally sensitive intervention among Latina youth, incorporating life and academic skills and co-created physical activity. Discussion will focus on the application of youth empowerment to group work and promoting students’ personal and social responsibility. Sample lesson plans will be provided.


Urban School Counselor Preparation Through Service Learning: Development Of Multicultural And Social Justice Awareness (Tsccain), Amy Cook, Laura Hayden Oct 2013

Urban School Counselor Preparation Through Service Learning: Development Of Multicultural And Social Justice Awareness (Tsccain), Amy Cook, Laura Hayden

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

Given the increasing diversity in our nation’s schools and communities, preparing school counseling students to understand and address systemic inequities are instrumental in the development of counseling skills and techniques. This session will provide counselor educators with methods to implement a uniform service-learning approach to teaching school counseling field experience seminars, while incorporating ideas for developing students’ multicultural competency and social justice awareness.


The Challenges Of Faculty-Led Study Abroad In Cuba, Amy S. Orf Jul 2013

The Challenges Of Faculty-Led Study Abroad In Cuba, Amy S. Orf

Faculty Works

Recent changes in U.S. travel regulations now allow for short-term study abroad in Cuba. However, planning and leading Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs in Cuba present certain challenges not encountered in other programs. In this presentation I discuss current U.S. regulations regarding educational travel to Cuba, as well as the particular challenges that I faced in leading two successful Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs in Cuba, including recruiting, budget and finances, travel arrangements, on-site logistics, and safety.


China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin May 2013

China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin

Senior Honors Projects

In light of China’s recent reemergence as a global superpower, it is becoming increasingly important for westerners to understand its history and culture. For current college students, the culture of China’s youth is particularly pertinent.

In this project, a course, HPR 107: Chinese Youth Culture, was designed and taught through the Students-Teaching-Students program, which provides senior Honor’s Program students the opportunity to design and teach their own Honor’s Program course. The HPR 107 course focuses on China’s 80后 and 90后 generations, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively.

This multi-faceted project includes: subject matter ...


Obesity Prevention Among Latino Youth: School Counselors’ Role In Promoting Healthy Lifestyles And Academic Success, Amy Cook, Laura Hayden Mar 2013

Obesity Prevention Among Latino Youth: School Counselors’ Role In Promoting Healthy Lifestyles And Academic Success, Amy Cook, Laura Hayden

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

Numerous psychological and behavioral consequences of obesity have been identified, including low self-esteem, depression, and poor academic performance. Given the higher obesity rates among Latino children and adolescents compared to their white counterparts, this session will provide school counselors with specific recommendations on how to implement an obesity prevention program in a culturally-sensitive manner that promotes development of healthy lifestyles and academic success.


Best Practices In Education, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Best Practices In Education, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

The term “Best Practice” is a key term for all educators to know. There are many facets to “Best Practice” at every level dealing with student learning, student behavior, student development, student motivation, and much, much more. The educational research giving the evidences of what works and what doesn’t work in classrooms is substantial. This workshop will give teachers and supervisors at every level a thorough look at “Best Practice” so implementation can be done in every school.


Minority Students On The College Track, Amy Cook, Arthur Mccann Jun 2012

Minority Students On The College Track, Amy Cook, Arthur Mccann

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a student drops out of school every nine seconds, with Latino and African American students being disproportionately represented. Findings from a survey study will be discussed, including evidence-based interventions to promote college attainment among Latino and African American students.


Forging Ahead To College: Latino And African American Students’ Experiences With Their Former School Counselors, Amy Cook, Arthur Mccann Mar 2012

Forging Ahead To College: Latino And African American Students’ Experiences With Their Former School Counselors, Amy Cook, Arthur Mccann

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a student drops out of school every nine seconds, with Latino and African American students being disproportionately represented. A survey-based study conducted with a diverse group of college students regarding experiences with their former high school counselor revealed evidence-based interventions that could be implemented with Latino and African American students to promote college attainment. This session will provide you with the knowledge to address impediments that Latino and African American students encounter and how to promote college access. Discussion and sharing information about various school counselor practices will be encouraged.


National College Entrance Examination, Praying To Confucius, And Good-Fortune In China, Samuel Hinton Apr 2011

National College Entrance Examination, Praying To Confucius, And Good-Fortune In China, Samuel Hinton

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in Good Fortune in China. These strands are discussed using the “analysis of narrative method” (Gay, Mills, & Airasian, 2009.) Some parents solicit the supernatural power of Confucius to help their children pass this examination. Prison authorities in a part of China have attempted to rehabilitate prisoners by having them study and take a test on the Analects of Confucius (Ames, 1999). Worship of ConfuciusThe purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in ...


Latino/A English Language Learners: Closing Achievement/Opportunity Gaps To Increase College-Going Rates, Amy Cook, Rachelle Pérusse Mar 2011

Latino/A English Language Learners: Closing Achievement/Opportunity Gaps To Increase College-Going Rates, Amy Cook, Rachelle Pérusse

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

By the 10th grade, 40% of adolescent Latinos/as drop out of school, with Latino/a English language learners (ELLs) dropping out at an even higher rate. A survey-based study conducted in the Northeast revealed many evidence-based interventions that school counselors implement on behalf of Latino/a ELLs to improve academic achievement. This session will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with some of the most challenging cases involving Latino/a ELLs and how to close achievement/opportunity gaps. Discussion and sharing information about various school counselor practices will be encouraged.


Toward A Practice-Based Approach In Foreign Language Education, Kristin Davin, Richard Donato Jan 2011

Toward A Practice-Based Approach In Foreign Language Education, Kristin Davin, Richard Donato

School of Education: Faculty Publications and Other Works

In 1999, Ball & Cohen called for a practice-based curriculum in teacher training. While content areas such as math and science have responded to this call, few studies in foreign language education have been published on practice-based teacher training. This session details a course designed by the foreign language department at the University of Pittsburgh. This course centers around three high-leverage practices (HLPs). HLPs are practices which are done frequently and which novice teachers must be able to implement in order to be effective teachers. They are often context-independent and improve the learning for all students. This presentation describes how this ...


Learning To Speak Through Writing: The Case For Microblogging In The Language Classroom, Pilar Munday May 2010

Learning To Speak Through Writing: The Case For Microblogging In The Language Classroom, Pilar Munday

Languages Faculty Publications

The case for microblogging with Twitter in the Foreign Language Classroom. Examples from a Spanish course.


Integrating Spanish Language & Culture Into A Dental Hygiene Curriculum, Katya M. Hall, Lisa J. Rowley Jan 2010

Integrating Spanish Language & Culture Into A Dental Hygiene Curriculum, Katya M. Hall, Lisa J. Rowley

Projects and Scholarship

The Dental Hygiene Program at Pacific University is located in a community with a high percentage of low-income people of Hispanic origin. The majority of this population speak only Spanish and most have never received dental treatment due to language, cultural and economic barriers. Spanish language & culture have been integrated throughout Pacific’s dental hygiene curriculum to help students communicate more effectively with these patients and enhance student understanding of the unique needs of this underserved population.