Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 7 of 7

Full-Text Articles in Education

The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist Nov 2009

The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist

Senior Honors Theses

The acquisition of English prepositions is especially difficult for students learning English as a second language. This paper briefly discusses how prepositions are used in English and a few of the reasons prepositions cause problems for English language learners. It also analyzes the underlying system that governs prepositions and how this system might be represented to English language learners. Finally, it analyzes the current pedagogy and suggests a possible alternative to the status quo.


Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist Nov 2009

Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

At one time, academic inquiries into the relationship between socioeconomic class and language acquisition were commonplace, but the past 20 years have seen a decrease in work that focuses on the intersection between class and early language learning. Recently, however, against the backdrop of the No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States (which has been criticized as a culturally biased education policy that, through highstakes testing and broad-based, uniform curricula, discounts the value of non-standard home language varieties largely spoken by working-class children), there has been renewed interest in the relationship between class, language use, and the assessment ...


Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez Nov 2009

Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez

Faculty Publications

The article discusses how the English language arts practitioners work with the Latin immigrants who are newcomers in learning English language in middle and high school in the U.S. Accordingly, practitioners provide more instructional time to contextualized learning and literacy on first and second language and advocate them to attain a high level of literacy. Moreover, it states that the literacy development of the newcomers must be anchored in patience, flexibility and conscientiousness.


Composing In A Digital World: The Transition Of A Writing Program And Its Faculty, Pamela Takayoshi, Brian Huot Apr 2009

Composing In A Digital World: The Transition Of A Writing Program And Its Faculty, Pamela Takayoshi, Brian Huot

English Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books To Get Kids Excited About Reading, Kristine Lynn Still Jan 2009

Review Of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books To Get Kids Excited About Reading, Kristine Lynn Still

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Review of Gotcha Good: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading


In Defense Of Academic Publishing, Geoffrey M. Vaughan Jan 2009

In Defense Of Academic Publishing, Geoffrey M. Vaughan

Political Science Department Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Establish Your Presence In The Blogosphere: A Guide To Blog Development For The Foreign Langauge Classroom, Peter B. Swanson, Patricia Early Jan 2009

Establish Your Presence In The Blogosphere: A Guide To Blog Development For The Foreign Langauge Classroom, Peter B. Swanson, Patricia Early

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

As the wave of technology progresses, the static Web page has given way to the Weblog (blog) as a medium for delivering information. The blog has moved the technology forward with its bidirectional communication ability. This article discusses the evolution of blogs, important considerations when establishing a blog presence, and directions for creating blogs. Online examples are given to guide the reader.