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Exploring Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students’ Identities In An Afterschool Book Club, Yu-Chi Wang May 2016

Exploring Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students’ Identities In An Afterschool Book Club, Yu-Chi Wang

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This qualitative research aims to investigate identity positions of elementary school students with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) background in an afterschool book club. The increasing population of CLD students and their learning needs have become a national focus in American schools. Scholars have highlighted that understanding students’ identity positions and their interactions in social communities benefits teaching practices (Norton, 2013). Although the number of studies investigating identity in language and literacy education is increasing, most focus on English language learners (ELLs) who are currently enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) or ELL programs and few examine these ...


The Experiences Of Gay, Military Men And The Impact On One's Sense Of Masculinity, Marcus Christopher Alt Dec 2015

The Experiences Of Gay, Military Men And The Impact On One's Sense Of Masculinity, Marcus Christopher Alt

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Literature has offered insight into aspects of traditional masculine gender norms in shaping expectations of soldiers (Arkin & Dobrofsky, 1978; Green et al., 2010; Johnson, 2010; Lorber & Garcia, 2010; Shawver, 1995), yet there has been little consideration of how these norms affect gay identified servicemen. For centuries, military policies have made efforts to restrict gay individuals from serving openly or at all, leading to inquiry about the effectiveness of these individuals as service members and the impact on unit cohesion (Burrelli, 2012; Parco & Levy, 2010; Shawver, 1995; Zellman, 1996). The current study examines the experiences of gay service men and the impact on the expression of their ...


Development Of Writing Talent In Emerging Adulthood, Thomas Jay Shaff Jan 2015

Development Of Writing Talent In Emerging Adulthood, Thomas Jay Shaff

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Research on talent development has focused on K–12 and adult eminence. This investigation addressed the gap in knowledge regarding talent development between the ages of 18 and 27. The purpose was to explain how a group of emerging adults continued to develop their writing ability into talents valued by themselves and society. The key questions investigated the role of self-perception of high ability in writing in the process of talent development as a lived experience, and the relationship of high ability to adult identity formation. The study also investigated how changes in family relationships and the establishment of independence ...


Heteroglossia And Persuasive Discourses For Student Writers And Teachers: Intersections Between Out-Of-School Writing And The Teaching Of English, Debora Lynn Hill Aldrich May 2014

Heteroglossia And Persuasive Discourses For Student Writers And Teachers: Intersections Between Out-Of-School Writing And The Teaching Of English, Debora Lynn Hill Aldrich

Theses and Dissertations

Research studies have investigated issues in the teaching of writing, particularly at the elementary and university levels. Studies of out-of-school writing done by adolescents have focused on digital contexts and social media. This study examines the intersections of the out-of-school and in-school writing worlds of three high school writers: a poet, a novelist, and a contest essay writer. I use data gathered over seven years from the student writers and four of their English language arts teachers. Research questions focused on how notions of student writers and the teaching of high school English might be informed by the ways student ...


Artistic Development Among Young Children: Evaluating Identity, Confidence, And Ability In The Saturday Morning Art Workshops, Anna Elise Charles Jul 2013

Artistic Development Among Young Children: Evaluating Identity, Confidence, And Ability In The Saturday Morning Art Workshops, Anna Elise Charles

Theses and Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate artistic development of young children enrolled in the comic class as part of the Saturday Morning art workshops. I wanted to understand whether the children's artistic identity, confidence and ability in the comic workshop increased over time.

Methods: I used a case study method to evaluate development among five participants, 9-10 year olds, in the comic workshop over seven weeks. I observed the children and interviewed them during the workshops, and I also evaluated the drawings they created in the workshop from the first and last weeks using a rubric ...


Examining The Influence Of The Residential School For The Deaf Experience On Deaf Identity, Frederick Douglass Staten Dec 2011

Examining The Influence Of The Residential School For The Deaf Experience On Deaf Identity, Frederick Douglass Staten

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This study explored the impact of the residential school for the deaf experience on deaf identity development. The researcher utilized qualitative methodology, constant comparative analysis, and semi-structured interviews with 5 current students and 5 alumni from the Oregon School for the Deaf. The triangulation of participant interviews collectively yielded 67 textural codes and 8 structural categories in response to the four research questions: 1. Were there experiential factors that contributed to current students and alumni making the decision to attend the residential school for the deaf? 2. What, if any, is the impact of the residential school for the deaf ...


"It's Raining Money": Identity, Class, And The Unfolding Curriculum At Three Schools Through The Lens Of Socioeconomic Status, Amy Lynn Pfeiler-Wunder Jul 2010

"It's Raining Money": Identity, Class, And The Unfolding Curriculum At Three Schools Through The Lens Of Socioeconomic Status, Amy Lynn Pfeiler-Wunder

Theses and Dissertations

Using a multilayered qualitative approach I draw from hermeneutical phenomenology informed by autoethnography through a case study to illuminate the culture and community of three elementary art rooms through the lens of socioeconomic status. Through my own story of having limited art education as a child from a rural working class background I simultaneously tell the story of students from three economically diverse schools in the same district. Focusing on their experiences within the space of the art room, I explore the ways children negotiate identity, notions of class, and interpret the shared district art curriculum.

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Becoming Teachers: Examining How Preservice Elementary Teachers Use Language To Construct Professional Identities, Learn Within Relationships, And Take Risks In The Classroom, Anne Swenson Ticknor May 2010

Becoming Teachers: Examining How Preservice Elementary Teachers Use Language To Construct Professional Identities, Learn Within Relationships, And Take Risks In The Classroom, Anne Swenson Ticknor

Theses and Dissertations

This longitudinal qualitative study examined how four preservice elementary teachers used language to construct professional identities, learn within relationships, and take risks in the classroom during their final three semesters in teacher education coursework and field experiences. My female participants were former students of mine in the same section of Methods of Elementary School Reading and Language Arts. We developed rapport and established relationships with each other that revolved around our class experiences, including many critical discussions about teachers, teaching, and literacy. I employed feminist methods to maintain our established relationships by participating in conversations, meeting with small groups of ...