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Racial Conflicts In Schools, Michael J. Martinez 2010 Marquette University

Racial Conflicts In Schools, Michael J. Martinez

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Research Exchange Conference

That racially motivated conflicts occur in schools is an indisputable fact that becomes evident upon review of both academic literature and popular media. Events such as the Jena 6 incident (Maxwell & Zehr, 2007), school wide racially motivated riots (latimes.com), and court rulings (theithican.org) are distressing examples that racial barriers are real and potentially dangerous for many students in this country. However, little is written about the nature of racial conflicts, including the actual process school leaders engage in when determining how or even whether to intervene in racial conflicts, and the affect those racial conflicts have on the ...


“Read It Again, Sam”: Giving Repeated Reading A Purpose, Nolan Weil 2010 Utah State University

“Read It Again, Sam”: Giving Repeated Reading A Purpose, Nolan Weil

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Readers’ Theater is an enjoyable and worthwhile activity in its own right. Moreover, the process of rehearsal in Readers’ Theater, by its very nature, entails repeated reading—a form of reading practice, which research has suggested has a positive effect on the development on reading fluency and ultimately on reading comprehension.


Factors For Successful Leadership, Sherwood Thompson 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Factors For Successful Leadership, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Stimulating Investments In Haitian Smes, laura hartman 2010 DePaul University

Stimulating Investments In Haitian Smes, Laura Hartman

Laura Hartman

A Peer-to-Project site to link lenders, donors and investors with SMEs and social projects in Haiti.

Goals: Long-term sustainable operation, Increased access to development capital for entrepreneurs, Spurring large-scale economic development in Haiti.


The Failure Of Education Policy In Israel: Politics Vs. Bureaucracy, Alexandra F. Leavy 2010 University of Pennsylvania

The Failure Of Education Policy In Israel: Politics Vs. Bureaucracy, Alexandra F. Leavy

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

No abstract provided.


Academic Achievement And Course Taking Among Language Minority Youth In U.S. Schools: Effects Of Esl Placement, Rebecca Callahan, Lindsey Wilkinson, Chandra Muller 2010 University of Texas at Austin

Academic Achievement And Course Taking Among Language Minority Youth In U.S. Schools: Effects Of Esl Placement, Rebecca Callahan, Lindsey Wilkinson, Chandra Muller

Sociology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The 1974 Lau decision requires that U.S. public schools ensure a meaningful education for students learning English. English as a Second Language (ESL) placement is an institutional response to the linguistic needs of these students; however, its academic implications remain largely unexplored. Using nationally representative data from the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS), the effects of ESL placement on college preparatory course enrollment and academic achievement of language minority students are estimated, first with fixed effects regression models and then with multi-level propensity score matching techniques. While numerous school and individual level factors beyond language proficiency predict ESL placement, a ...


Making The Internet Friendlier For Mfl Educators, Pilar Munday 2010 Sacred Heart University

Making The Internet Friendlier For Mfl Educators, Pilar Munday

Languages Faculty Publications

Tools and tips for the foreign language teacher (particularly Spanish teachers).


Software Internationalization: A Framework Validated Against Industry Requirements For Computer Science And Software Engineering Programs, John Huân Vũ 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Software Internationalization: A Framework Validated Against Industry Requirements For Computer Science And Software Engineering Programs, John Huân Vũ

Master's Theses and Project Reports

View John Huân Vũ's thesis presentation at http://youtu.be/y3bzNmkTr-c.

In 2001, the ACM and IEEE Computing Curriculum stated that it was necessary to address "the need to develop implementation models that are international in scope and could be practiced in universities around the world." With increasing connectivity through the internet, the move towards a global economy and growing use of technology places software internationalization as a more important concern for developers. However, there has been a "clear shortage in terms of numbers of trained persons applying for entry-level positions" in this area. Eric Brechner, Director of Microsoft ...


Diversity Certificate Training, Sherwood Thompson, Roger Cleveland, Norman Powell 2010 Eastern Kentucky University

Diversity Certificate Training, Sherwood Thompson, Roger Cleveland, Norman Powell

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.


Saranapoker.Com Agen Texas Poker Dan Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya, Sulis Setyo Sulis Setyo 2010 SKy

Saranapoker.Com Agen Texas Poker Dan Domino Online Indonesia Terpercaya, Sulis Setyo Sulis Setyo

Sulis Setyo Sulis Setyo

SARANAPOKER.COM AGEN TEXAS POKER DAN DOMINO ONLINE INDONESIA TERPERCAYA mungkin bukan hal yang baik tapi sebenarnya tidak ada yang lebih baik dari hjal ini dan selama ini saya tidak akan pernah menjadi yang terbaik dan terpercaya


Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams 2010 Butler University

Troubling The Waters: Alterity In The Experienced Curriculum Of English Language Learners And Special Education Students, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 6th International Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, WA, February 2010.


Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams 2010 Butler University

Navigating Similarity And Difference: A Lens Of Whiteness In Preparing White, Middle Class Preservice Teachers For Diverse Classrooms, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Leadership, Culture, and Pedagogy, Oxford, OH, February 2010.


Undergraduates As Human Subjects, Elizabeth Chin, Mary Christianakis 2010 Occidental College

Undergraduates As Human Subjects, Elizabeth Chin, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


“Applied” Aspects Of The Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day 2010 Pennsylvania State University

“Applied” Aspects Of The Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

This paper discusses the applied aspects of our Drug Resistance Strategies Project. We argue that a new definitional distinction is needed to expand the notion of “applied” from the traditional notion of utilizing theory, which we call “applied.1”, in order to consider theory-grounded, theory testing and theory developing applied research. We label this new definition “applied.2” research. We then explain that our descriptive work describing the social processes of adolescent substance use, identity and use, and drug norms, as well as the subsequent development and dissemination of our keepin’ it REAL middle school substance use curriculum are examples ...


“We Lost Our Culture With Civilization” – A Critical Analysis Of The Internalization Of The Development Discourse Vis-À-Vis Systems Of Knowledge In Senegal, Karla Giuliano Sarr 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

“We Lost Our Culture With Civilization” – A Critical Analysis Of The Internalization Of The Development Discourse Vis-À-Vis Systems Of Knowledge In Senegal, Karla Giuliano Sarr

Master's Capstone Projects

Critical analysis of the complex interplay between development ideals and local conceptualizations of knowledge forms and education methods are essential if we are to promote holistic, responsive, and culturally appropriate development efforts. Since the end of World War II, and the independence movements that greatly changed geopolitics in the 1960s and 1970s, development prevails as the dominant paradigm in current relations between countries of the North and South (Escobar, 1995; Rahnema & Bawtree, 1997). Development, intrinsically linked with neo-liberal policies and globalization (Peet, 1999), defines not only how Northerners perceive the South, but also, how Southerners perceive themselves, their ways of knowing, and their possibilities for the future. While development has undergone significant changes since 1945 to promote grassroots participation and encourage the insights and contributions of project beneficiaries, without a full understanding of the complexities of the intersection between indigenous and exogenous knowledge, and the impact of the development discourse on their worldview, we are doomed to reproduce a hegemonic Eurocentric model inappropriate to and irreverent of local realities, ways of knowing, and social arrangements. This paper presents an exploration of these complex realities as they exist in a rural area in southeastern Senegal.

In local communities, and indeed throughout the world, people simultaneously operate in multiple spheres of knowledge in both purposeful and unintentional ways. While the binary positioning of “traditional”/”indigenous”/”African” and “modern”/”exogenous”/”Western” help us to understand these concepts in a pure and intelligible form (Hall, 1997), these binaries are misleading in the concealment of the complex and ambivalent nature of people’s realities. Particularly in a developing context, the history of colonization and contemporary pressures of post-colonialism and globalization lead to interwoven realities and cultures. Cultural hybridization accurately reflects how people combine elements of both traditional and modern realities in Bhabha’s articulation of a “third space” (Kraidy, 2005; Garcia Canclini 1995; Rutherford, 1995). This notion of cultural hybridity functions as a key component of the theoretical framework for this study.

This small-scale research study in a rural ...


Theatre Of The Oppressed A Manual For Educators, Gopal Midha 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Theatre Of The Oppressed A Manual For Educators, Gopal Midha

Master's Capstone Projects

Promoting social equity and justice, I think, are not just important but essential qualities in a good educator. My experience as a graduate student at University of Massachusetts helped me understand and practice different ways in which this could be done. For instance, I learnt how I could promote social justice through changes in curriculum, co-operative learning, inter-group dialogues or multicultural education. However, my search was for a method that did not require literacy as a pre-requisite and that went beyond mere conversations about social justice. One of the key elements of the power structures which lead to oppression, I ...


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

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.


Home And School Literacy Practices In Africa: Listening To Inner Voices, Jacob Marriote Ngwaru, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa 2010 Aga Khan University

Home And School Literacy Practices In Africa: Listening To Inner Voices, Jacob Marriote Ngwaru, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

The voices of the main stakeholders in literacy and schooling – pupils and parents – have seldom been given adequate space in studies of school and classroom discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. The present paper attempts to redress this imbalance by presenting the voices of pupils from a multilingual urban primary school in Ghana and of parents from a rural bilingual school in Zimbabwe. The Ghanaian study highlights challenges associated with using an unfamiliar language, English, as the medium of instruction, selective teacher treatment in the classroom that leaves some children lacking confidence to participate and the strong influence of the home environment ...


Ten Good Reasons For Using A Translation Memory, Uwe Muegge 2010 Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ten Good Reasons For Using A Translation Memory, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

More than 20 years after the first commercial translation memory products became available, surveys indicate that while the vast majority of those surveyed do use a translation memory system, less than 30 percent of translators use this type of tool for every translation project or on a daily basis. Studies of translation memory usage among even the most technically advanced users show that the benefits of using a translation memory - beyond reusing existing translation - are still not well understood.


Learning To Belong, Chang Yau HOON, Lyn Parker, Raihani 2010 Singapore Management University

Learning To Belong, Chang Yau Hoon, Lyn Parker, Raihani

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


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