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How Alumnae Of A Feminist Organization During Middle-High School Perceive Their Involvement As Related To Their Academic Self-Concept, Miranda R. Snyder Dec 2020

How Alumnae Of A Feminist Organization During Middle-High School Perceive Their Involvement As Related To Their Academic Self-Concept, Miranda R. Snyder

Honors College

Research has found that youth involvement in activism can benefit sense of self and belief in one’s abilities to make positive change for those involved through unique communication with people who are passionate about the same issue, a sense of personal empowerment, and a deepened sociopolitical consciousness to understand the complexities of social-justice issues.

This qualitative study provided greater understanding of how youth perceive their involvement in a feminist organization related to their academic self-concept in middle- high school. Six alumnae of the Girls Advisory Board (G.A.B.) of Hardy Girls Healthy Women, a Maine-based nonprofit that focuses on the empowerment …


Time For A Paradigm Shift In School Education?, Geoff N. Masters Nov 2020

Time For A Paradigm Shift In School Education?, Geoff N. Masters

Occasional Essays

The thesis of this essay is that the schooling paradigm is in need of review and that the answer may lie in a shift in how we think about teaching and learning. Under the prevailing paradigm, the role of teachers is to deliver the year-level curriculum to all students in a year level. This mismatch has unfortunate consequences for both teaching and learning. Currently, many students are not ready for their year-level curriculum because they lack prerequisite knowledge, skills and understandings. The basis for an alternative paradigm and a 'new normal' is presented. The essay addresses concerns raised about changes …


Resources For Content-Area Teachers Educating Ells: A Literature Review, Heidi Jo Bartlett Oct 2020

Resources For Content-Area Teachers Educating Ells: A Literature Review, Heidi Jo Bartlett

The Nebraska Educator: A Student-Led Journal

Educating English Language Learners (ELLs) is a rapidly growing need in K-12 schools. While often viewed as a homogeneous group, in reality this population is varied in terms of prior knowledge, access to formal education, age, and native language. Despite these differences, students must be taught first social, and then academic, English in order for them to be successful in their classes and graduate. While in previous decades, ELLs were isolated from the mainstream population, common education practices now integrate them into their grade-level classes. However, while working with this high-need population, mainstream content-area teachers often lack the time, professional …


Improving Secondary Teaching In Indonesia Through Whole Brain Teaching, Fnu Arisandy Aug 2020

Improving Secondary Teaching In Indonesia Through Whole Brain Teaching, Fnu Arisandy

English Language Institute

Whole Brain Teaching is one of the ways to improve the quality of teaching secondary students in Indonesia. The research was done for the simple present tense topic through quasi experimental design and indicated a satisfactory improvement in students’ interest and understanding.


Equal Access To A Good High School Education Will Help Reduce Poverty In Haiti By Preparing More Students For College Work, Isabelle Joseph Aug 2020

Equal Access To A Good High School Education Will Help Reduce Poverty In Haiti By Preparing More Students For College Work, Isabelle Joseph

English Language Institute

This research advocates for building more public high schools in Haiti to prepare more Haitians for higher education to transform their lives and their communities.


What Are The Factors To Promote Political Acts Of Citizen Participation In Peruvian High Schools?, Jennifer Karen Ponce-Cori Aug 2020

What Are The Factors To Promote Political Acts Of Citizen Participation In Peruvian High Schools?, Jennifer Karen Ponce-Cori

English Language Institute

This poster highlights the importance of citizen participation in Peruvian high schools. This poster explains the surrounding elements (two sets of factors) that encourage youth to be more engaged and committed to civic activities. More significant, this poster indicates the effects of political acts of citizen participation, which are also useful and necessary in democratic societies.


Pisa 2018: Financial Literacy In Australia, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, Marina Schmid Jul 2020

Pisa 2018: Financial Literacy In Australia, Sue Thomson, Lisa De Bortoli, Catherine Underwood, Marina Schmid

OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Australia

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 is the seventh cycle of PISA since it was first conducted in 2000 and measures students’ skills in the core areas of reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy. Since PISA 2012, financial literacy has been included as an additional optional assessment that accompanies the core assessments. In Australia, the financial literacy assessment is funded by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission. This report presents the results for the third assessment of financial literacy and focuses on the measurement of financial literacy for Australia as a whole and for different demographic groups, …


The Effects Of Social-Emotional Learning At The Secondary Level, Karmen Keltner Jul 2020

The Effects Of Social-Emotional Learning At The Secondary Level, Karmen Keltner

Master's Theses & Capstone Projects

This literature review aims to examine social-emotional learning in schools, and more specifically, at the secondary level. The review explains the importance of SEL at the secondary level and its continuation from preschool through high school. Evidence-based secondary SEL programs are presented, and research, including several meta-analyses, are shared that outline the benefits and disadvantages of social-emotional learning programs. Mandated SEL standards at the federal and state levels are covered, as well as policies and laws that enforce and support SEL. An analysis of the published literature on SEL programs at the secondary level suggests they lead to improved academics, …


Multicultural Education In Secondary Science Classrooms, Kasey Hebert Apr 2020

Multicultural Education In Secondary Science Classrooms, Kasey Hebert

WWU Honors College Senior Projects

Due to the complexities of multicultural education, no one definition exists of what it is, but there is almost universal consensus regarding some of the major goals of multicultural education. This literature review addresses the stances organized by the National Association of Multicultural Education and explains why the incorporation of all three approaches (cultural context, equity, and social justice) is necessary to properly integrate multicultural education within secondary science classrooms. The integration of cultural context, equity, and social justice is necessary to create a science classroom environment that values the assets that every student brings to the table, provides access …


Understanding Secondary School Teachers’ Tpack And Technology Implementation In Mathematics Classrooms, Julia Eden Hill, Lida Uribe-Florez Apr 2020

Understanding Secondary School Teachers’ Tpack And Technology Implementation In Mathematics Classrooms, Julia Eden Hill, Lida Uribe-Florez

Educational Technology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) framework provides an understanding of a teacher’s knowledge in the three areas and how it is used to effectively teach with technology (Koehler, Mishra, & Cain, 2013). This study explores the TPACK of middle and high school math and special education teachers and how teachers integrate technology in their mathematics classrooms. Teachers in a rural public school district in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S were surveyed. In the concurrent mixed-method design, data were collected using a survey with 22 close-ended questions from Zelkowski, Gleason, Cox, & Bismark (2013) to measure teachers’ TPACK …


Supporting Examination Reform In Nepal, Mee Young Han Jan 2020

Supporting Examination Reform In Nepal, Mee Young Han

Teacher India

ACER is helping to ensure that school assessment in Nepal focuses on testing higher-order thinking skills.