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Nancy Glen Tssa Spring 2005, Nancy Glen May 2005

Nancy Glen Tssa Spring 2005, Nancy Glen

Teaching Skills Study Awards (TSSA) Reports

Enhances faculty's teaching by attending a conference devoted to university teaching, a high-impact practice, evidence-based practice or a newly developing teaching practice.


Wisdom, Intelligence, And Creativity Synthesized., Susan Daniels May 2005

Wisdom, Intelligence, And Creativity Synthesized., Susan Daniels

Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice

Wisdom, as explored by Sternberg is the application of successful intelligence and creativity. For thirty years, Dr. Sternberg has been a vocal critic of narrow conceptions of intelligence. In this recent work, he argues that a more comprehensive view of intelligence must go beyond the psychometrically based, IQ-driven views predominant in the last century.


To Wonder, Wander, And Linger In The World Of Standardized Testing, Randall Wright, Alayne Sullivan May 2005

To Wonder, Wander, And Linger In The World Of Standardized Testing, Randall Wright, Alayne Sullivan

Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice

The standards movement began as a nobly-intended effort to establish a core curriculum—a template of knowledge and skills that would guide teaching and learning across the K-12 curriculum. Our attempts to standardize curriculum may have unintended and deleterious side-effect: The atrophying of the mind’s natural tendencies for exploratory play and inherently imaginative dimensions. This paper engages us in a critical remembering of our pedagogical relationships with children. It reminds us of children’s ways of being and asks how we might engage them in a rigorous appreciation of curricular literacies without thwarting their wonderful wanderings. Ultimately, we worry ...


High-Stakes Testing And Special Populations, Gary H. Sherwin, Todd Jennings May 2005

High-Stakes Testing And Special Populations, Gary H. Sherwin, Todd Jennings

Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice

This opinion paper critically examines the use of high-stakes testing on special populations. Without appropriate accommodations, standardized exams are not valid for some students with special needs. Unfortunately, many classroom teachers who must initiate testing accommodations lack knowledge of appropriate accommodations and regularly fail to provide the necessary testing accommodations. The deficit understanding of testing accommodations makes comparisons between classrooms, schools, and districts invalid since some scores loose validity. Solutions specific to standardized testing and students with special needs are offered and a more encompassing solution to the problems incurred from these tests when used for high-stakes is suggested.


High-Stakes Testing And Assessment: One Is Not The Other, Enrique Murillo, Alayne Sullivan May 2005

High-Stakes Testing And Assessment: One Is Not The Other, Enrique Murillo, Alayne Sullivan

Journal of Critical Issues in Educational Practice

Since the institution of the common school and the advent of universal education, Americans have placed tremendous faith in public schools. Public education cultivates an informed citizenry, one of the pillars of a liberal democracy. But more importantly, schools are a repository for our common dreams of human potential and individual self-actualization. Because they so thoroughly shape the lives and life-chances of our youth, school issues are freighted with an emotional charge. Education remains the last fully public American institution, one in which millions of students cast their common lot daily and strive to become better readers, better citizens, better ...


The Role Of Corpus Linguistics In A Lexical Approach To College Level English-As-A-Foreign-Language Pedagogy, Adamantia Hadjioannou Jan 2005

The Role Of Corpus Linguistics In A Lexical Approach To College Level English-As-A-Foreign-Language Pedagogy, Adamantia Hadjioannou

Theses Digitization Project

This project offers methods for English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) undergraduate students to improve their English skills following a lexical approach to language incorporating the methodology of corpus linguistics research.


Art As A Mediated Structure For English Language Learners, Lynnea Patricia Hiebert Jan 2005

Art As A Mediated Structure For English Language Learners, Lynnea Patricia Hiebert

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to focus on how art enhances written language among English language learners in third grade. It develops and designs curriculum through the mediated structure of art to develop English language learners' writing in narrative and expository genres, as well as develop second language proficiency.


Integrating Computer Software Within The Houghton Mifflin Language Arts Program, Leslie Serine Ouren Jan 2005

Integrating Computer Software Within The Houghton Mifflin Language Arts Program, Leslie Serine Ouren

Theses Digitization Project

This project was created for third grade teachers who use the Houghton Mifflin Language Arts series and want to integrate computer software into their writing curriculum. The website created includes all the writing assignments that the students are to complete and the required software used to complete the assignment.


Measure It!: Developing An Electronic Resource For Scientific Measurement Skills, Gregory Berenato Jan 2005

Measure It!: Developing An Electronic Resource For Scientific Measurement Skills, Gregory Berenato

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to develop an electronic resource that would provide a tutorial for students and offer opportunities for practice of measurement skills.


Playful Sciencing And The Early Childhood Classroom, Barbara Mary Kirby Jan 2005

Playful Sciencing And The Early Childhood Classroom, Barbara Mary Kirby

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to examine the power of play, guided discovery, and hands-on experiences in the early childhood classroom, specifically as it relates to early childhood science experience. This paper will also propose a science curriculum encompassing a hands-on, guided discovery, play-based approach.


Creative, Imaginative English-As-A-Foreign-Language Using Storytelling And Drama, Man-Lin Rau Jan 2005

Creative, Imaginative English-As-A-Foreign-Language Using Storytelling And Drama, Man-Lin Rau

Theses Digitization Project

With a view to improve English teaching, this project provides creative teaching methods for English teachers of elementary schools in Taiwan. Storytelling, creative writing, and creative drama are interesting and lively activities that are used to motivate students to learn English.


Advising Module: Graduate Application System For The Computer Science Graduate Program, Yen-Hsi Chiang Jan 2005

Advising Module: Graduate Application System For The Computer Science Graduate Program, Yen-Hsi Chiang

Theses Digitization Project

The Advising Module: Graduate Application System is a Web-based application system that provides quality advice on coursework for prospective as well as continuing graduate students. It also serves as an improved tracking system for the graduate coordinator. Authorized parties may obtain access to status evaluations, master's options, and permitted course waivers, course listings, personal data, various advisement forms, application usage statistics, and automatic data updating process reports.


The Role Of Religious Beliefs And Practices In The Lives Of African American Family Caregivers, Lisa Renee Hebert Jan 2005

The Role Of Religious Beliefs And Practices In The Lives Of African American Family Caregivers, Lisa Renee Hebert

Theses Digitization Project

Examines whether religious beliefs or practices have a positive or negative influence on the perceived level of stress and coping ability of African American family care providers. Through interviews with three African American females who are caregivers for spouses diagnosed with adult onset brain disorder it was revealed that all caregivers felt their spirituality and/or religious practices shaped how they approached providing care. Religious practices and spirituality affected how they felt about providing care for their spouses and how they dealt with difficult challenges.


"Is It Really A Natural Fit?": The Construction Of "Technology" In Composition Studies, Irina Fealy Jan 2005

"Is It Really A Natural Fit?": The Construction Of "Technology" In Composition Studies, Irina Fealy

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis analyzes two popular computer assisted instruction teaching platforms: Daedalus Integrated Writing Environment (DIWE) and Blackboard (BB). The major focus of the exploration is to find out whether or not these programs are really a "natural fit" with the high expectations of new rhetoric compositionists.


Lessons In Character Development, Virginia Lizette Escobar Jan 2005

Lessons In Character Development, Virginia Lizette Escobar

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to provide first grade teachers at the Baldwin Park Unified School District with teaching approaches, tools, and strategies in instructing their students in character development education. These approaches, tools, and strategies will support students' academic learning as they develop a deeper comprehension of responsibility skills.


When English As A Second Language Students Meet Text-Responsible Writing, Miso Jung Jan 2005

When English As A Second Language Students Meet Text-Responsible Writing, Miso Jung

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis follows two international freshman students in an English composition class at California State University, San Bernardino. The results indicate that the students generally experienced feeling challenged and overwhelmed about the unfamiliar topic, but detailed assignment guidelines played a key role for students to progress in understanding the assignment.


College-Level Reading And Writing: Considering Curriculum From A Postmodern Perspective, Brenda Jean Littleton Jan 2005

College-Level Reading And Writing: Considering Curriculum From A Postmodern Perspective, Brenda Jean Littleton

Theses Digitization Project

This project presents qualitative investigations into the relation of science systems to education systems, and suggests post modern constructs as models of systemic change, with application toward reading and writing literacy for the college-level adult learning.


Extroversion And Introversion As Factors Affecting Adult English-As-A-Second-Language Learners, David Augustine Baptiste Jan 2005

Extroversion And Introversion As Factors Affecting Adult English-As-A-Second-Language Learners, David Augustine Baptiste

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this research is to investigate if there is a significant difference in literacy skills between Level-Two extroverts and introverts after three years of English instruction at the community-college level.


An Empirical Study: Usage Of The Unified Modeling Language In The Bachelor Of Science And Master Of Science Degree Programs At California State University, San Bernardino, Cynthia Patrice Farquhar Jan 2005

An Empirical Study: Usage Of The Unified Modeling Language In The Bachelor Of Science And Master Of Science Degree Programs At California State University, San Bernardino, Cynthia Patrice Farquhar

Theses Digitization Project

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) became part of the curriculum in the Department of Computer Science at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) in September 1997. The intent was to integrate the object-oriented paradigm in the undergraduate courses. Subsequently, this use has shifted to the graduate level. The purpose of this thesis is: 1) to determine what the students know about UML, 2) to reveal if the students were using UML, 3) to clarify how students use the UML.


Curriculum Integration Connecting Academic And Career And Technical Education, Crystal Yvette Clark Jan 2005

Curriculum Integration Connecting Academic And Career And Technical Education, Crystal Yvette Clark

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum that will help integrate Academic, Career, and Technical Education. The basic purpose of curriculum integration is to help student make connections between academic and technical information, to help them discover the answer to "Why do I have to learn this?" In 1990, the federal government mandated the "integration" of Academic and Career and Technical Education through amendments to the Carl D. Perkins Vocation Education Act of 1984.


Successful Strategies For Expository Writing, Bonnie Dee Reed Jan 2005

Successful Strategies For Expository Writing, Bonnie Dee Reed

Theses Digitization Project

This study focused on creating an Integrated Expository Writing model to improve fifth and sixth grade students' abilities to write well constructed expository essays. It was developed through researching Step Up to Writing, the Six-Traits, interactive writing, play / realia, paired / shared writing, and writers' workshop.


Exploring Creative Writing In The Middle School Classroom Via The Effective Use Of Multimedia, Nicole Allison Bezi Jan 2005

Exploring Creative Writing In The Middle School Classroom Via The Effective Use Of Multimedia, Nicole Allison Bezi

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to develop a website by which students can improve their understanding of literary elements. This project will aid the students in completing some research as part of the initial stages of the WebQuest, to help them better understand the importance of literary elements.


Improving Student Achievement Through Parent Involvement, Bridget Anderson Hardesty Jan 2005

Improving Student Achievement Through Parent Involvement, Bridget Anderson Hardesty

Theses Digitization Project

This project consisted of four parent workshops designed to examine and strengthen home-school communication for Banks Elementary School students, teachers, and parents. The goals of the workshops were to improve parent-teacher relations, increase parent usage of school resources, and increase parent student interaction in the home. Workshop topics included providing parents with information on state-mandated testing, literacy issues, reading strategies, and homework.


Reading Fluency Instruction In Upper Elementary International School Classrooms, Jinky Lunaspe Dagoon Jan 2005

Reading Fluency Instruction In Upper Elementary International School Classrooms, Jinky Lunaspe Dagoon

Theses Digitization Project

This project focuses on the importance of reading fluency, emphasizing its role in the construction of meaning and aiding in the overall comprehension process. Its components: accuracy, automaticity, and prosody are examined in relation to various activities that enhance each component. A sample curriculum is discussed.


A Culturally Relevant Approach: Introducing Third Graders To The Injustices Of Migrant Farm Work, CéSar CháVez, And Social Action, Beatriz Barajas GonzáLez Jan 2005

A Culturally Relevant Approach: Introducing Third Graders To The Injustices Of Migrant Farm Work, CéSar CháVez, And Social Action, Beatriz Barajas GonzáLez

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to provide educators with substantial background information on the unjust history of the Mexican migrant farm worker in the United States and the life of César Chávez. The final goal is to include multiple websites and resources teachers can independently access in order to gain valuable information on migrant farm workers, César Chávez, and social action.


Embodied Knowing And Effective Communication In The Development Of A Choreography Curriculum, Michele Lynn Jenkins Jan 2005

Embodied Knowing And Effective Communication In The Development Of A Choreography Curriculum, Michele Lynn Jenkins

Theses Digitization Project

Develops a choreography course curriculum to be implemented and evaluated for inclusion in the Chaffey College (a community college in San Bernardino County, California) dance program. Identifies and evaluates four core developmental areas of a well-designed choreography class: (1) communicative skill development through dance composition; (2) group problem-solving creative work; (3) integration of other arts with dance; and, (4) critical evaluation skills.


Environmental Education And High School Backpacking, David Russell Ficke Jan 2005

Environmental Education And High School Backpacking, David Russell Ficke

Theses Digitization Project

The call of the wilderness resonates in all of our hearts, with the desire to get in touch with nature and experience wilderness at some level. This project gives the high school teacher the practical resources necessary to share the passion of being in the wilderness with high school students.


Mediational English-As-A-Foreign-Language Teaching That Supports Independent Reading, Lei Li Jan 2005

Mediational English-As-A-Foreign-Language Teaching That Supports Independent Reading, Lei Li

Theses Digitization Project

This study synthesizes theoretical concepts and proposes relevant curricula that can improve students' English reading ability. It especially emphasizes how to integrate these reading strategies in an EFL environment, so EFL learners can absorb real reading methods and enhance their reading abilities for practical use.


The Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In Primary Education, Astrid Ryterband Jan 2005

The Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In Primary Education, Astrid Ryterband

Theses Digitization Project

The aim of this thesis is to examine computer technology as an educative tool in primary education and to discover how it's affecting instruction and learning. The writer of this thesis believes that the integration of literacy and computer technology can be successful, provide that government, administration, faculty, parents and students work together.


Assisting Students With Concept Acquisition In Basic Skills Reading Through The Use Of An Interactive Website, Michele Barbara Laveaux Jan 2005

Assisting Students With Concept Acquisition In Basic Skills Reading Through The Use Of An Interactive Website, Michele Barbara Laveaux

Theses Digitization Project

This project creates an interactive website on the literature surrounding reading and concept acquisition skills in adult learners. This website used in conjunction with the Basic Skills English 10A course given in community colleges will enhance reading and concept acquisitions skills enabling student the self cofidence, encouragement and motivation to complete the course.