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Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel Apr 2017

Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The use of semantically related words in new vocabulary lists is common practice in second language textbooks. However, research has suggested that organizing new foreign language vocabulary in semantic sets may cause interference and even slow acquisition as compared to other organizational methods (Erten & Tekin 2008). When it comes to assessing the frequency of this semantic organization of new vocabulary in foreign language textbooks, relatively little research has been done, especially with regard to Spanish textbooks. López-Jiménez's study (2012) on vocabulary in Spanish textbooks found that semantic organization was present in six of twelve textbooks surveyed, but the definition ...


You Trying To Make Me Feel Stupid Or Something?: Countering Dehumanization Of Latin@ Youth Through A Liberating Pedagogy Of Praxis, Carlos R. Casanova Mar 2017

You Trying To Make Me Feel Stupid Or Something?: Countering Dehumanization Of Latin@ Youth Through A Liberating Pedagogy Of Praxis, Carlos R. Casanova

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

This on-going ethnographic study examines how a counter-space, La Libertad, introduces Latin@ students to a liberating pedagogy of praxis which counters dehumanization they experience in their high school. This study used Paulo Freire dehumanization concept as a guide to reveal how Latin@ youth encounter oppression, injustice, and exploitation in school. The researcher spent nearly 120 hours over eleven months in the field collecting data through participant observation, field notes, and personal reflection essays. Observational data was collected in high schools, at La Libertad during activities such as Latin@ Identity Object Sharing activity, and during youth presentations on college campuses. Tentative ...


The Neglected Minority: Microaggression Experiences Of International Students, Shaohua (Linda) Pei, Ran Li, Linda Hagedorn Mar 2017

The Neglected Minority: Microaggression Experiences Of International Students, Shaohua (Linda) Pei, Ran Li, Linda Hagedorn

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

During the 2015–16 academic year, over 4000 international students studied at Iowa State University (ISU), representing 11 percent of the overall student population. This presentation will address how international students, the neglected minority, experience daily microaggressions on campus. We will further analyze how these experiences may impact their overall satisfaction of the university. Further, we will conclude with implications and suggestions on how to promote cultural awareness and inclusiveness for international students.


Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja Mar 2016

Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

The presentation explains how to create and publicize a diversity plan and to integrate that plan with a unit's mission statement and strategic plan.