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The Role Of The Socio-Cultural And Developmental Context On Special Education, Amanda Lam 2010 Claremont McKenna College

The Role Of The Socio-Cultural And Developmental Context On Special Education, Amanda Lam

CMC Senior Theses

Existing research on inclusive education deals primarily with the effectiveness of inclusion programs and the theoretical frameworks behind their limitation. However, no extensive research has been conducted that explores the role of the socio-cultural context and the development level in determining the best way in which the educational needs of children with special needs can be met. Recognizing that the effectiveness of different special education services may depend on the socio-cultural context as well as the development level, this literature review seeks to identify the ideal method of treating children with disabilities in developed and developing countries. By assessing the …


School Aged Children: Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond 2010 Edith Cowan University

School Aged Children: Visual Perception And Reversal Recognition Of Letters And Numbers Separately And In Context, Janet E. Richmond

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Visual discrimination, spatial orientation, and recognition of letters and numbers in context are important issues in helping young students achieve good literacy and numeracy standards. Thus, measures of Visual Discrimination of Upper Case Letters (VDUCL), Visual Discrimination of Lower Case Letters (VDLCL), and Visual Discrimination of Numbers (VDN) as well as Spatial Orientation of Letter and Number Pairs (SOLNP), Form Constancy of Letters and Numbers (FCLNP), Letter and Number Sequencing (LNS), Figure Ground of Letters in Words FGLW) and Figure Ground Numbers in Calculations (FGNC) must be linear and uni-dimensional so that student weaknesses can be identified objectively. The Simple …


The Work We Make Scriptures Do For Us: An Argument For Signifying (On) Scriptures As Intellectual Project, Vincent L. Wimbush 2010 Claremont Graduate University

The Work We Make Scriptures Do For Us: An Argument For Signifying (On) Scriptures As Intellectual Project, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

I propose to argue in this essay for the agenda and practices of a research institute that a new agenda and set of practices put forward by a particular research institute offers a compelling future for biblical studies. In order to make such an argument about a direction for the future, I think it important for me to provide my own unavoidably tendentious current perspective on the personal and intellectual experiences and challenges of the past that have led me to this point.


Talented Collegians: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study Of The Talent Development Process In Gifted Undergraduate Students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan 2010 William & Mary - School of Education

Talented Collegians: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study Of The Talent Development Process In Gifted Undergraduate Students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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Goal Motivation, Academic Outcomes, And Psychological Distress Of A Group Of Australian Secondary Students : Scale Refinement And An Extension Of The Ingledew, Wray, Markland, And Hardy (2005) Model, Craig Harms 2010 Edith Cowan University

Goal Motivation, Academic Outcomes, And Psychological Distress Of A Group Of Australian Secondary Students : Scale Refinement And An Extension Of The Ingledew, Wray, Markland, And Hardy (2005) Model, Craig Harms

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Beliefs held about personal goals are termed goal dimensions. When applied to academic goals, goal dimensions represent a form of academic motivation. The purpose of this research was to examine if a model of goal dimensions developed by Ingledew, Wray, Markland, and Hardy (2005) in a business setting with adults could be applied to explain academic outcomes and psychological distress of two hundred and sixteen Australian final-year secondary students who were striving to gain a place at a university. Structural Regression (S-R) Analysis was used to examine the effect of the goal dimensions on psychological distress at Time 1 (April); …


Infusing Critical Thinking Into An Employability Skills Program: The Effectiveness Of An Immersion Approach, Sophie Kennedy 2010 Edith Cowan University

Infusing Critical Thinking Into An Employability Skills Program: The Effectiveness Of An Immersion Approach, Sophie Kennedy

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The demands of the knowledge economy have placed renewed emphasis on graduate employability and the development of higher-order thinking skills. Preparing graduates for the workplace requires new instructional approaches to develop a matrix of interrelated skills. This study investigates an immersion approach to developing employability skills with emphasis on the infusion of critical thinking skills in an undergraduate business degree.

The research is situated within the pragmatic paradigm and comprises a mixed methods approach. Analyses of project instructions, student reflections and test scores are presented in an explanatory case study in three parts: the infusion of critical thinking skills in …


Guía Didáctica: Alumnos Transnacionales. Escuelas Mexicanas Frente A La Globalización, Juan Sánchez García, Victor Zúñiga, Edmund T. Hamann, Ilian Dorantes Bollain y Goytia, Marcela Castellanos Soto, María Gabriela Martínez Kalifa, Nancy Ayala de León 2010 Escuela Normal “Miguel F. Martínez” Centenaria y Benemérita

Guía Didáctica: Alumnos Transnacionales. Escuelas Mexicanas Frente A La Globalización, Juan Sánchez García, Victor Zúñiga, Edmund T. Hamann, Ilian Dorantes Bollain Y Goytia, Marcela Castellanos Soto, María Gabriela Martínez Kalifa, Nancy Ayala De León

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Faculty Publications

This teachers guide is directed at Mexican educators and professional developers to help them use “Alumnos Transnacionales: Escuelas Mexicanas Frente a La Globalización” (Zúñiga, Hamann, & Sánchez Garcia, 2008) to build teachers’ capacities to meet the needs of transnationally-mobile students (i.e., students with experience in both US and Mexican schools).

Esta Guía Didáctica tiene como propósito brindar sugerencias y estrategias didácticas para el desarrollo del libro Alumnos transnacionales. Escuelas Mexicanas frente a la Globalización (Zúñiga, Hamann y Sánchez, 2008). Este libro es un producto de la investigación: Migración internacional, trayectorias escolares y pobreza: inclusión/exclusión en las escuelas mexicanas y transnacionalismo …


Multicultural Education, Elaine Chan 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Multicultural Education, Elaine Chan

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Faculty Publications

North American society is becoming increasingly diverse through immigration and the birth of children into immigrant families. The foreign-born population in the United States (U.S.) represented 11.1% of the total population in the year 2000, for a total of 31.1 million people who were born outside of the country. In addition, over 22 million people in the U.S. changed their state of residence between 1995 and 2000. In Canada, 18.4% of the total population, for a total of 5.4 million people, were born outside the country, and 11.2% of the population identified themselves as members of a visible minority group. …


Lessons Learned While Conducting Educational Program Assessment, Olivia Rivas, Irma S. Jones, Eli E. Pena 2010 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Lessons Learned While Conducting Educational Program Assessment, Olivia Rivas, Irma S. Jones, Eli E. Pena

Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Assessment, accountability, and strategic planning are all processes that are included in accreditation for colleges and universities. For most colleges and universities, starting the reaffirmation process means identifying current assessment practices and reports from academic units and programs. This paper discusses the lessons learned during a successful completion of the reaffirmation process with a regional accreditation entity. The authors will present a model that includes an understanding of strategic planning, inclusion of faculty at all levels and affirms continuous learning and involvement in a dynamic process. Also included in the paper are additional tips and observations found useful by the …


Information Literacy And The Workforce, Sharon A. Weiner 2010 Purdue University

Information Literacy And The Workforce, Sharon A. Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation is a review of reports on information literacy and the workforce. There is a substantial body of literature on information literacy in K-16 educational settings, but there is much less literature on implications for the workplace and job-related lifelong learning. The topical categories of the reports are: the importance of information literacy for the workforce; how information literacy differs in work and educational settings; and barriers to information literacy in the workplace. The presentation concludes with recommendations for practice and for further research.


Diversity Awareness Among A Diverse Business Student Population: Insights And Curriculum Implications From An Hispanic-American Serving University, Marvin Lovett, Irma S. Jones, Gerald Hollier, Dianna Blankenship 2010 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Diversity Awareness Among A Diverse Business Student Population: Insights And Curriculum Implications From An Hispanic-American Serving University, Marvin Lovett, Irma S. Jones, Gerald Hollier, Dianna Blankenship

Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper addresses insights gathered from business students enrolled in an Hispanic Serving University and resulting curriculum implications related to the continued heritage of the United States to embrace cultures of others. Although awareness of the realities regarding past, current and future diversity within the United States is important for all citizens, such awareness is especially necessary for individuals planning to participate in the United States marketplace: business students. A historical perspective regarding the evolution and promotion of diversity within the United States is provided. Secondly, the current degree of diversity in the United States is presented through a descriptive …


Rademacher-Type Formulas For Partitions And Overpartitions, Andrew Sills 2010 Georgia Southern University

Rademacher-Type Formulas For Partitions And Overpartitions, Andrew Sills

Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty Publications

A Rademacher-type convergent series formula which generalizes the Hardy-Ramanujan-Rademacher formula for the number of partitions of n and the Zuckerman formula for the Fourier coefficients of ϑ4_0 | τ_−1 is presented.


Towards An Automation Of The Circle Method, Andrew Sills 2010 Georgia Southern University

Towards An Automation Of The Circle Method, Andrew Sills

Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty Publications

The derivation of the Hardy-Ramanujan-Rademacher formula for the number of partitions of n is reviewed. Next, the steps for finding analogous formulas for certain restricted classes of partitions or overpartitions is examined, bearing in mind how these calculations can be automated in a CAS. Finally, a number of new formulas of this type which were conjectured with the aid of Mathematica are presented along with results of a test for their numerical accuracy.


Some Implications Of Chu's 10Ψ10 Generalization Of Bailey's 6Ψ6 Summation Formula, James McLaughlin, Andrew Sills, Peter Zimmer 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Some Implications Of Chu's 10Ψ10 Generalization Of Bailey's 6Ψ6 Summation Formula, James Mclaughlin, Andrew Sills, Peter Zimmer

Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty Publications

Lucy Slater used Bailey's 6ψ6 summation formula to derive the Bailey pairs she used to construct her famous list of 130 identities of the Rogers-Ramanujan type.

In the present paper we apply the same techniques to Chu's 10ψ10 generalization of Bailey's formula to produce quite general Bailey pairs. Slater's Bailey pairs are then recovered as special limiting cases of these more general pairs.

In re-examining Slater's work, we find that her Bailey pairs are, for the most part, special cases of more general Bailey pairs containing one or more free parameters. Further, we also find new …


Teacher Learning By Script, Jenelle Reeves 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teacher Learning By Script, Jenelle Reeves

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Faculty Publications

Scripted instruction (SI) programs, which direct teachers to teach, even to talk, from a standardized written script, are roundly criticized for inhibiting teacher creativity and teacher learning. In fact, such programs utilize scripting for exactly that reason: to reduce teacher interference with (and presumed weakening of) the prescribed curriculum and its delivery. Yet, two teachers in this 18-month study reported learning much about language and language teaching from scripted instruction programs. Through a sociocultural lens, this article explores how an instructional program so widely decried as de-professionalizing instead became a catalyst for these teachers’ professional growth. Exploring the teachers’ reasoning …


The Impact Of Reading First On Reading Achievement Scores In A Midwestern Elementary School, Julie Thomas 2010 University of Northern Iowa

The Impact Of Reading First On Reading Achievement Scores In A Midwestern Elementary School, Julie Thomas

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Schools are facing tremendous pressure to demonstrate student proficiency through reading achievement scores. The recommendations from the report from the National Reading Panel (NICHD, 2000) concluded that fluency and comprehension are two of five essential areas in reading instruction. The principles of Reading First programs are based on the findings of the National Reading Panel. Many schools across the nation have received Reading First funds with the intent of increasing reading achievement scores. Federal Reading First funding is provided to school districts that meet state requirements for eligibility. This funding is provided to districts to assist schools in assessing reading …


A Case Study Of The Perceptions Of Stakeholders From A School District In Iowa On The Impact Of No Child Left Behind On The Comprehensive High School, Brian Coppess 2010 University of Northern Iowa

A Case Study Of The Perceptions Of Stakeholders From A School District In Iowa On The Impact Of No Child Left Behind On The Comprehensive High School, Brian Coppess

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

The American comprehensive high school was designed for a diverse society (Wraga, 1998, p. 1 ). The concept originated in the 1920s as a result of a report entitled The Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education (Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education [CRSE], 1918). Since the adoption of The Cardinal Principles, the institution of the comprehensive high school has withstood years of continued review and reform efforts. Despite the many attempts to change it, the comprehensive high school has remained a constant of secondary education in America. The nation's most recent educational reform effort-the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB, …


Educational Applications Of Achievement Goal Theory, Michelle Hinzman 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Educational Applications Of Achievement Goal Theory, Michelle Hinzman

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

In the past two decades, achievement goal theory has been found particularly useful in explaining student motivation (Kaplan & Maehr, 2007; Kaplan, Middleton, Urdan, & Midgley, 2002). The purpose of this study was to analyze differences between the achievement goals espoused by middle school and elementary teachers. A mixed-method approach was utilized that required teachers in an urban, eastern Iowa school district to complete a survey regarding their motivational beliefs. Select teachers were then identified based on survey results to be observed and interviewed in an attempt to further analyze instructional practices as they related to student motivation. Results of …


Do Pull-Out Programs Create A Mirage Of Long-Term Results For At-Risk Youth?, Varotta Mi'Chele Johnson 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Do Pull-Out Programs Create A Mirage Of Long-Term Results For At-Risk Youth?, Varotta Mi'chele Johnson

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Educators and researchers cannot afford to ignore the achievement gap between at-risk students and their counterparts. The review examines educational practices for this targeted population. Historically, educational experts have supported the belief that teaching in isolated settings is one of the most effective practices for improving student achievement. Smaller class sizes are proposed as reform methods to substantially impact student performance (Odden, 1990). However, class size reduction must be coupled with research-based instructional strategies proven to further academic development. Traditionally, at-risk students receive instruction through pull-out interventions. A pull-out program in this study shall be defined as the removal of …


Trends In Environmental Concern By Grade Level: A Study Of Elementary, Middle, And High School Students, Ryan David Lensing 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Trends In Environmental Concern By Grade Level: A Study Of Elementary, Middle, And High School Students, Ryan David Lensing

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Environmental concern has been frequently measured since the 1970's, however, much of this research has focused on adults. Of the studies that look at students, the majority focus on high school with little attention given to middle or elementary grades. None of these studies have looked at elementary, middle, and high school students from the same population. This study uses the NEP Scale for Children in conjunction with free response questions to examine the trends in environmental concern from 120 Catholic elementary, middle school, and high school students from Des Moines, Iowa. The findings show no significant differences in levels …


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