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Toward Authentic Audiences : Blogging In A High School English Classroom, Michael Patrick Ayers Dec 2011

Toward Authentic Audiences : Blogging In A High School English Classroom, Michael Patrick Ayers

Theses and Dissertations

Though researchers have discussed adolescents' uses of social media and Web 2.0 texts outside school, little research has analyzed how such texts are used in classrooms. This study examines various perspectives on a group of high school students engaged in blogging as part of two language arts courses over an eight-month period. Research questions focused on how students conceived of and interacted with their readers, how they used structural features of the blogging platform to connect their blogs to one another, and how discourses of freedom of speech online led a few students to transgress school norms. To answer ...


Julie's 5 Most Frequently Used Notebook Strategies, Julie Patterson Oct 2011

Julie's 5 Most Frequently Used Notebook Strategies, Julie Patterson

Articles

People always ask, “How do you come up with ideas for writing?” So I analyzed my writer’s notebook and identified my most frequently used strategies for recording, nurturing and thinking about story content.


Interactive Whiteboards: Impact On Fifth-Grade Writing Skills, Danielle Marie Mooney Oct 2011

Interactive Whiteboards: Impact On Fifth-Grade Writing Skills, Danielle Marie Mooney

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Given current societal emphasis on technology mixed with the community pressures to succeed in an increasingly technological world, teachers and school districts find themselves focusing efforts on integrating technology and instruction more readily in their classrooms; their goal - to improve instructional practices and keep up with the developing, tech-savvy world. This thesis project discusses several clarifying questions - How much technology should schools be expected to provide? What types of instruction would most benefit students? The research study addresses the influence of the SMART board on students’ academic development, specifically in writing with regard to motivation and literacy. The project’s ...


The Journey To Understand The Influence Of Culturally Relevant And Responsive Instruction In Writing With African American Students: A Case Study, Ayanna Ibrahim-Balogun Aug 2011

The Journey To Understand The Influence Of Culturally Relevant And Responsive Instruction In Writing With African American Students: A Case Study, Ayanna Ibrahim-Balogun

Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice

African American students are underperforming in public education. Unfortunately, a lack of literacy achievement is at the forefront of this issue. Within the area of literacy, writing scores of African American children are plummeting across the nation on standardized assessments. The present study was designed to inform classroom practices about writing and writing instruction within the context of culturally responsive and relevant instruction in a diverse classroom.

Through a culturally responsive and relevant instruction (CRRI) lens, this research explored the experiences of four sixth-grade classroom teachers and 147 African American and Mexican American students within a large urban California school ...


Towards The Creation Of Story Sharing Network Of Research Supervisors, Ibraheem Dooba Jul 2011

Towards The Creation Of Story Sharing Network Of Research Supervisors, Ibraheem Dooba

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The function of the supervisor is therefore significant in the entire research endeavour; and it has been argued that a major cause of failure to complete postgraduate degree is due to inadequate supervision (Welford, 2008). Recent investigations conducted in the USA by the Council of Graduate Schools revealed that mentoring/advising is the second highest (65%) factor contributing to respondents’ PhD completion; second only to financial support (80%) (Kirby, Sowell, Bell, & Naftel, 2009). The central role that supervisors play in students’ postgraduate expertise makes it necessary for supervisors to use their ability, knowledge, and the experiences of their colleagues to ...


Straight Talk From Recent Grads: Grant Writing Tips For New Investigators, Joelle Powers, Danielle Swick Apr 2011

Straight Talk From Recent Grads: Grant Writing Tips For New Investigators, Joelle Powers, Danielle Swick

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

There is an increasing demand and critical importance for those in academic positions to be conducting high quality research in addition to teaching well and successfully obtaining grants is often necessary to fund such scientific inquiry (Shaw, 2002). Faculty members in academic or research positions are likely to be among those spending the most time on such efforts as successful grant writing to support both research and scholarly productivity is compulsory for flourishing in these jobs (Hasche, Perron & Proctor, 2009). In fact, most job announcements in the Chronicle of Higher Education list the ability to acquire external funding as a ...


The Hbcu Versus The Pwi Write On Site: Considering Faculty Outcomes, Dannielle Davis, Lawanda Edwards Apr 2011

The Hbcu Versus The Pwi Write On Site: Considering Faculty Outcomes, Dannielle Davis, Lawanda Edwards

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The phrase “publish or perish” has become a mantra in research oriented academic settings, reflecting a form of academic Darwinism for tenure and promotion decisions heavily influenced by publication records. This is compounded by the fact that some new academics view the three primary components of faculty work: teaching, research and service, singularly and in isolation as opposed to integrated tasks (Boice, 2000). Writing groups may offer a strategy for faculty developers and other administrators interested in ameliorating these potential challenges via programs geared toward increasing faculty writing productivity. The following reviews literature related to faculty writing groups and describes ...


Rhetorical Outcomes: A Genre Analysis Of Student Service-Learning Writing, Thomas Brady Trimble Jan 2011

Rhetorical Outcomes: A Genre Analysis Of Student Service-Learning Writing, Thomas Brady Trimble

Wayne State University Dissertations

Service-learning continues to be a popular pedagogical approach within composition studies. Despite a number of studies that document a range of positive impacts on students, faculty, institutions, and community members, the relationship between service-learning and student writing outcomes is not well understood. This study presents the results of a genre analysis of student-authored ethnographies composed in four distinct sections of a service-learning--based intermediate writing course at a Midwestern urban research university. Results of the analysis are then used to develop a contextualized writing assessment framework to evaluate student writing outcomes and to consider the implications of using contemporary genre theory ...