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North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

The NC State University College of Engineering is an internationally recognized producer of engineers and computer scientists who are prepared to make an immediate contribution to the workforce. Our research faculty are recognized around the world for cutting edge research. Essential to our mission and continued success is a steady stream of top-notch students who contribute to and celebrate ethnic, academic and gender diversity. Each year an entering freshman class of 1100 new engineering students includes 20% women and 20% underrepresented minority students. The rate at which they persist through our undergraduate program is impacted by how they adapt during ...


North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins

Sarah A. Rajala

North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is the largest state-supported university of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina educational system. The College of Engineering at NC State University is among the best in the country, offering outstanding degree programs and preparing students for exciting and rewarding careers. Our graduates are heavily recruited internationally for positions in a variety of settings, including business management, construction, transportation, hardware and software development, computer engineering and design. The College of Engineering comprises 10 departments offering 16 BS, 17 MS, and 14 Ph.D. degree programs and conducts the largest undergraduate ...


Compliments In The Classroom: Gender And Status Differences In Midwestern American English, Cheryl Beth Riesberg Jan 2000

Compliments In The Classroom: Gender And Status Differences In Midwestern American English, Cheryl Beth Riesberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Building Quality Esl Programs: Two Central Iowa Case Studies, Shaeley Q. Santiago Jan 2000

Building Quality Esl Programs: Two Central Iowa Case Studies, Shaeley Q. Santiago

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, increasing research has been related to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in the public schools. This is due in part to a growing awareness of LEP students as their numbers increase not only in areas such as California and Texas which have traditionally had LEP students, but also across the nation. In particular, Midwestern states such as Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska have seen a large increase in LEP students in the past ten years. In Iowa, the increase has been dramatic, with an overall increase of nearly 77%, in the number of ESL students who qualify ...


Public Speaking In A Cross-Cultural Classroom Environment: A Survey Of Student Attitudes And Perceived Needs, Kelly Ann Wonder Jan 2000

Public Speaking In A Cross-Cultural Classroom Environment: A Survey Of Student Attitudes And Perceived Needs, Kelly Ann Wonder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gather evidence about whether or not students would be interested in taking the public speaking course in the cross-cultural format, and whether or not NNS would be likely to fit well in such a class with NS. To determine student interest in cross-cultural programming and perceived needs in the public speaking course, a survey was given to the students enrolled in speech communications 212 at Iowa State University during the spring semester of 2000. This study reports the findings and results of the Public Speaking and Cultural Perceptions Survey. Responses were collected from ...


Communicative Grammar Tasks: Language Use And Students' Preferences, Felicidade Nogueira Coimbra Van Acker Jan 2000

Communicative Grammar Tasks: Language Use And Students' Preferences, Felicidade Nogueira Coimbra Van Acker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this study I investigate the effectiveness of two communicative grammar tasks. I examine the tasks in terms of the language use and I determine the students' preferences regarding them. One of the communicative grammar tasks was designed to elicit the use of prepositions and the other was designed to elicit the use of relative clauses. Two groups of students participated in this study: native speakers from different various fields of study and non-native speakers (from two proficiency levels) enrolled in an Intensive English Orientation Program. Both groups performed the two tasks and the frequencies of the targeted structures were ...


Evaluation Of The English Placement Test 1999 University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Priyanvada Abeywickrama Jan 2000

Evaluation Of The English Placement Test 1999 University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Priyanvada Abeywickrama

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) of the Dept. of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, have broadened over the years to encompass the changing needs of the students who enter the university system. In 1998 again, there was a major change and the ELTU replied by adopting another new approach to teaching. This directly resulted in changes to areas such as the curriculum, lesson materials and testing. The English Placement Test (EPT) 99 was developed to place new entrants to the Intensive English Program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The EPT ...


Investigation Of A Multimedia Approach To Teaching Spoken English, Hye-Ryon Cho Hong Jan 2000

Investigation Of A Multimedia Approach To Teaching Spoken English, Hye-Ryon Cho Hong

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate how learners will interact with multimedia that delivers pictures, audio, and various interactional modifications in teaching spoken English to Korean elementary school children who are currently taking ESL courses or having lessons from private tutors in the USA. In this study, two activities, listening and speaking, were studied using a commercial multimedia CD-ROM program, 'Smart Start English' by Syracuse language System, Inc. According to the results of this research through speaking and listening activities, it seems obvious that such multimedia CD-ROM programs can be used effectively for assisting L2 students to make ...


The Effect Of Modeling A Jigsaw Task On Communicative Strategies Of Esl Learners, Sojung Kim Choe Jan 2000

The Effect Of Modeling A Jigsaw Task On Communicative Strategies Of Esl Learners, Sojung Kim Choe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines one aspect of task-based language instruction, an increasingly popular approach, which provides learners practice in performing communicative acts in English and which promotes learners' ability to use communicative strategies when problems are encountered (Long 1983; Pica 1996; Tarone & Yule 1995). This study addresses the question of whether or not a video of native speakers of English (NSE) interacting during a jigsaw task positively affects the communicative strategies of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners involved in a similar task. Two experiments were conducted. A video model showing two NSE using communicative strategies including confirmation and comprehension ...


Sensitivity To Cultural Diversity Of Preservice Teachers Who Minor In Educational Computing , Carline Bradford Phillips Jan 2000

Sensitivity To Cultural Diversity Of Preservice Teachers Who Minor In Educational Computing , Carline Bradford Phillips

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Demographic trends indicate that the nation's school population is increasing in its percentage of children of color, while the teacher education students are largely European American women from rural areas. Additionally, these teacher education students have little experience with, or knowledge of diverse cultures. It is against this backdrop that a 1999 federal study revealed that "teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds" and "using technology in the classroom" were areas for which neither new teachers nor veterans felt well-prepared (U.S. Department of Education, 1999). These major revelations highlight the need for teacher education programs to implement program changes ...


A Quantitative Interaction Analysis Of An Authentic Call Environment: New Dynamic English, Dustin E. Tower Jan 2000

A Quantitative Interaction Analysis Of An Authentic Call Environment: New Dynamic English, Dustin E. Tower

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study describes second language learners' use of interactional options (e.g., a glossary usage) within New Dynamic English, a listening-based computer-assisted language learning (CALL) program produced by DynEd International. The study then elaborates on the students' use of options and how it relates to the students' performances within the program and their second language (L2) learning. Student choices in an interactive multimedia environment and modification of input are discussed. Results from this study, though they conflict with past research, have important implications for future L2 teachers and researchers in second language acquisition (SLA) and CALL. This study was performed ...


Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt Jan 2000

Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes Jan 2000

A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Methodilogical Issues In Research On Learner-Computer Interactions In Call, Volker Hegelheimer, Carol Chapelle Jan 2000

Methodilogical Issues In Research On Learner-Computer Interactions In Call, Volker Hegelheimer, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

CALL materials may provide a mechanism for implementing theoretically-ideal conditions for second language acquisition and for conducting empirical research to investigate effects of these conditions. This paper explores methodological issues involved in realizing this potential by focusing on investigation of the noticing hypothesis (Schmidt, 1990) in CALL reading materials. It reviews the problem of assessing noticing in classroom and experimental settings through a) conditions for noticing, b) retrospective assessment, and c) concurrent assessment. Concurrent assessment, which provides the most direct measure of noticing, is illustrated through CALL materials that gather data on noticing, test retention of word meaning, and calculate ...


American Indians In Higher Education: One Student's Story , Laura Deanne Browne Jan 2000

American Indians In Higher Education: One Student's Story , Laura Deanne Browne

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This document is a presentation of information gained from the collaboration between an American Indian student and a non-Indian educator at a Midwestern community college. Each chapter is introduced by a story or experience that shares an insight or point of discussion during the collaboration that later became the theme of a chapter;Chapter 1 provides an overview of American Indian participation in higher education, both in Euro-American and tribal institutions. Chapter 2 presents the history of American Indian education in the United States as a story told by a fictitious American Indian storyteller. Chapter 3 presents a comparison and ...


Preservice Teachers' Initial Perceptions Of Equity In Education: Implications For Multicultural Pedagogy In Teacher Education , James Christopher Mcshay Jan 2000

Preservice Teachers' Initial Perceptions Of Equity In Education: Implications For Multicultural Pedagogy In Teacher Education , James Christopher Mcshay

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The multicultural literature clearly identifies equity as a concept that embodies social justice and fairness; however, preservice teachers do not have this understanding. Numerous studies have been conducted in an attempt to understand why preservice teachers typically do not regard equitable teaching as being a priority in the classroom. It is unclear, however, whether other factors contribute to preservice teachers' lack of concern in creating and supporting equitable learning. The purpose of this study was to identify factors and concepts that affect preservice teachers' understanding of equity issues in education and to establish a baseline of data on their initial ...


Integrating Multicultural Education And Computer-Mediated Communication: Opportunities And Challenges , Lucretia Orlantha Carter Jan 2000

Integrating Multicultural Education And Computer-Mediated Communication: Opportunities And Challenges , Lucretia Orlantha Carter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In response to national and international agendas of globalization, a number of educators are exploring the integration of multicultural education and computer-mediated communication (CMC) as a promising practice for meeting requests of educational reform. The popular belief is that the cause and goals of multicultural education can be served by CMC, due to its ability to foster access to and cultivate the development of previously unavailable, dynamic, self-sustaining learning communities. While this practice is predicted to continue, currently research in this area is sparse and existing research leaves much to question about the validity of the practice;Seeking to gain ...