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Exploring International Teaching Assistants Experiences In The U.S. Classroom: Implications For Educational Practices And Training, Sonali Diddi, Hui-Siang Tan, Elena E. Karpova Oct 2013

Exploring International Teaching Assistants Experiences In The U.S. Classroom: Implications For Educational Practices And Training, Sonali Diddi, Hui-Siang Tan, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

With the growing number of international graduate assistants in U.S. undergraduate classrooms, this study explored ITAs experiences in order to create a better classroom for effective teaching and learning.


Confronting Inequity: Participatory Education Impacting Health At Work, Joseph P. Zanoni May 2013

Confronting Inequity: Participatory Education Impacting Health At Work, Joseph P. Zanoni

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Occupational health educators partnering with Latina/o immigrant communities are challenged to cross the boundaries of traditional dominant culture assumptions about knowledge and action. Together they seek to understand the risks that workers face daily, their pressing needs to work for survival, and the limitations of bringing institutional enforcement to their workplaces. A critical ethnographic approach may start with understanding how knowledge and practices are held and used in immigrant communities and the role of social agency in responding to learning and workplace hazards. Peer educators leading popular education curricula, in community-based organizations, is a promising approach. The effect of ...


Social Justice Education In Higher Education: A Conversation With Dr. Susana Muñoz, Susana M. Munoz, Andres L. Lopez May 2013

Social Justice Education In Higher Education: A Conversation With Dr. Susana Muñoz, Susana M. Munoz, Andres L. Lopez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The following is an interview with Dr. Susana Muñoz, an Assistant professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation, entitled “Understanding college persistence issues for undocumented Mexican immigrant women from the New Latino Diaspora: A case study,” was funded through the Association for the Study of Higher Education/Lumina Foundation dissertation fellowship. She was also awarded the Iowa State Research Excellence award for her dissertation research. Through this interview she shared how she came to doing social justice work, and specifically how her work in student affairs drove her research interest on the experiences of undocumented Latino ...


Design-Based Research In Call, Patricia Martinez-Alvarez, Brenda Bannan, Michael D. Bush, Lucy Campbell, Debra Hoven, Hsiu-Ting Hung, E. Marcia Johnson, Elaine Koop, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Mike Levy, Tasha N. Lewis, Susan Mckenney, Agnieszka Palalas, Cristina Pardo-Ballester, Thomas C. Reeves, Julio C. Rodriguez, Meg Sorenson, Seijiro Sumi, Osamu Takeuchi Jan 2013

Design-Based Research In Call, Patricia Martinez-Alvarez, Brenda Bannan, Michael D. Bush, Lucy Campbell, Debra Hoven, Hsiu-Ting Hung, E. Marcia Johnson, Elaine Koop, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Mike Levy, Tasha N. Lewis, Susan Mckenney, Agnieszka Palalas, Cristina Pardo-Ballester, Thomas C. Reeves, Julio C. Rodriguez, Meg Sorenson, Seijiro Sumi, Osamu Takeuchi

World Languages and Cultures Books

The purpose of this volume is to expand and refine our understanding of the use of design-based research (DBR) in CALL by contributing to the growing body of literature in this area. We have tried our best to strike a balance between theoretical considerations and concrete examples of DBR. The first section of this volume focuses on theoretical perspectives and ideas that can inform the use of DBR in CALL. The second section contains studies that illustrate DBR through concrete instances of its operationalization. We hope this volume will be a useful source of information and inspiration for those considering ...


Creating And Assessing Campus Climates That Support Personal And Social Responsibility, Robert D. Reason Jan 2013

Creating And Assessing Campus Climates That Support Personal And Social Responsibility, Robert D. Reason

Education Publications

Over the past century, there have been several calls to infuse education for personal and social responsibility into the core of higher education. As early as 1937, and again in 1949, for example, professionals from the American Council on Education gathered to discuss the central tenets of higher education in the United States. Both groups of educators concluded that "the central purpose of higher education is the preservation, transmittal, and enrichment of culture by means of instruction, scholarly work, and scientific research" (ACE 1983, 17), but the document that emerged from the 1949 meeting suggested broadening the purpose of higher ...


Designing Online Strategy Instruction For Integrated Vocabulary Depth Of Knowledge And Web-Based Dictionary Skills, Jim Ranalli Jan 2013

Designing Online Strategy Instruction For Integrated Vocabulary Depth Of Knowledge And Web-Based Dictionary Skills, Jim Ranalli

English Publications

This paper describes the design and development of a CALL resource that teaches aspects of word combinability (i.e., grammatical collocation, transitivity, and complementation) to tertiary-level ESL learners by integrating conceptual understanding with related text-analysis and web-based dictionary skills. The resource delivers an automated, online form of strategy instruction outside of class time, facilitating self-paced learning with sufficient practice and feedback. In addition to the L2 lexicography, vocabulary, and strategy literatures, the project is informed by instructional design principles aimed at 1) managing demands on learners’ cognitive processing capacities; 2) differentiating materials so as to appropriately target declarative or procedural ...


Enhancing The Professionalisation Of Student Affairs Through Assessment, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf Jan 2013

Enhancing The Professionalisation Of Student Affairs Through Assessment, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

Education Publications

The past decades have seen an increase in the attention and focus of student affairs work in Africa. As the profession works to strengthen its reputation and value within higher education through conferences, organisations and publications, student affairs professionals can also raise the stature of the profession through work on their individual campuses. Engaging in assessment may be one such opportunity. As a way to create a common language regarding student affairs assessment, this paper provides an overview of the definitions, types and purposes of assessment. The thought is that viewing assessment as an integral, rather than ‘extra’ aspect of ...


Imaginary Friends, Stalking, And Curating The Web: An Esl Student's Use Of Social Media, Luca Giupponi Jan 2013

Imaginary Friends, Stalking, And Curating The Web: An Esl Student's Use Of Social Media, Luca Giupponi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Social media is a phenomenon that has only emerged in the last few years, but has quickly become one of the principal venues for communication between individuals. Because of recent technological developments in mobile technologies, individuals can now connect with their social network anywhere and anytime. Participation in networked online communities has been so pervasive that it has started to influence many of the ways in which individuals understand themselves and the world, communicate with each other, and engage in practices such as literacy and media consumption (Thorne & Black, 2008). One of the consequences of this qualitative shift is the development of cultures-of- use that shape the ways in which learners participate in computer-mediated interaction and literacy consumption (Thorne, 2003) and that are often inconsistent with institutionally promoted practices. This mismatch could lead to a diminished effectiveness of traditional computer-mediated pedagogical practices; on the other hand, an increased awareness of existing computer-mediated practices could ...


Sexuality Education Policy Implementation In Two Rural Midwestern Communities: A Comparative Case Study, Adam Foley Jan 2013

Sexuality Education Policy Implementation In Two Rural Midwestern Communities: A Comparative Case Study, Adam Foley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study seeks to further interrogate the sexuality education debate from the perspective of the educational policy being implemented to achieve established curricular requirements and goals in rural midwestern communities. To this point, very little research has examined the way in which sexuality education curricula are implemented in these communities. The overall purpose of this study was to provide a qualitative case study analysis of sexuality education policy implementation in two rural midwestern communities in the state of Iowa. The researcher was interested in learning how local agents in rural midwestern communities implemented sexuality education policy, and understanding that process ...


L1 Feedback In Automated Writing Evaluation: From Learners' Perspectives, Jayme Lynn Wilken Jan 2013

L1 Feedback In Automated Writing Evaluation: From Learners' Perspectives, Jayme Lynn Wilken

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Learner attitudes and use of L1 glossed feedback in an automated writing evaluation program, Criterion®, were investigated in an intact IEP classroom setting. In this four week mixed methods study, students used Criterion®, to write and revise short essays and respond to surveys weekly. In addition, semi-structured interviews and screen capture videos were used with two focus participants. In weeks 1 and 3, students received English feedback (L2), but in weeks 2 and 4, students also received automated feedback in their native language (L1). Open coding was used to analyze the data (Esterberg, 2002).

Because glossed feedback has been shown ...


Facilitating Revision In The English As A Second Language (Esl) Composition Classroom Through Computer-Based Multimodal Composing Activities: A Case Study Of Composing Practices Of Esl Students, Richmond Solomon Kwesi Dzekoe Jan 2013

Facilitating Revision In The English As A Second Language (Esl) Composition Classroom Through Computer-Based Multimodal Composing Activities: A Case Study Of Composing Practices Of Esl Students, Richmond Solomon Kwesi Dzekoe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Literature on second language (L2) writing indicates that, on their own, L2 writers are not able to notice problems with the linguistic and rhetorical features of their drafts and do successful self-revision; and that there is the need to facilitate self-revision in the L2 writing classroom. In view of this need, this dissertation explored the potential of computer-based multimodal composing activities (CBMCA) to help L2 writers' do self-revision in academic writing. It analyzed how 22 English as a second language (ESL) students used the CBMCA to facilitate self-revision as they composed academic papers.

Data collection and analysis were based on ...


Online Strategy Instruction For Vocabulary Depth-Of-Knowledge And Web-Based Dictionary Skills, Jim Ranalli Jan 2013

Online Strategy Instruction For Vocabulary Depth-Of-Knowledge And Web-Based Dictionary Skills, Jim Ranalli

English Publications

This paper explores the feasibility of an automated, online form of L2 strategy instruction (SI) as an alternative to conventional, classroom-based forms that rely primarily on teachers. Feasibility was evaluated by studying the effectiveness, both actual and perceived, of a five-week, online SI course designed to teach web-based dictionary skills integrated with knowledge of lexical patterns (involving grammatical collocation, complementation, and transitivity). Sixty-four learners in a US university ESL composition course were matched for vocabulary size and then randomly assigned to treatment and comparison groups in a learning management system. The SI treatment comprised multimedia presentations and a variety of ...


The Structural Consistency Of A Six-Factor Model Of Academic Self-Concept Among Culturally Diverse Preadolescents In The United States, Gary Ockey, Sarah Abercrombie Jan 2013

The Structural Consistency Of A Six-Factor Model Of Academic Self-Concept Among Culturally Diverse Preadolescents In The United States, Gary Ockey, Sarah Abercrombie

English Publications

For decades, research has indicated that preadolescents’ self-concept is comprised of subject-specific academic factors, a general academic factor, and several nonacademic factors. More recently, there have been some indications that academic self-concept might further be differentiated into competence and affect factors, at least for some preadolescent ethnic groups. This study examines the extent to which a 6-factor model of academic self-concept, in which competence and affect are distinct, is tenable for White, Hispanic, and Native American preadolescents. A total of 313 White, 331 Hispanic, and 224 Native American preadolescents from the southwestern United States were administered a modified version of ...


A Meta-Analysis Of Effectiveness Studies On Computer Technology-Supported Language Learning, Maja Grgurovic, Carol Chapelle, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2013

A Meta-Analysis Of Effectiveness Studies On Computer Technology-Supported Language Learning, Maja Grgurovic, Carol Chapelle, Mack C. Shelley

English Publications

With the aim of summarizing years of research comparing pedagogies for second/foreign language teaching supported with computer technology and pedagogy not-supported by computer technology, a meta-analysis was conducted of empirical research investigating language outcomes. Thirty-seven studies yielding 52 effect sizes were included, following a search of literature from 1970 to 2006 and screening of studies based on stated criteria. The differences in research designs required subdivision of studies, but overall results favored the technology-supported pedagogy, with a small, but positive and statistically significant effect size. Second/foreign language instruction supported by computer technology was found to be at least ...


A Case Study Of English Language Learners Who Have Successfully Completed A Healthcare Education Program, Theresa Ann Mccloud Smith Jan 2013

A Case Study Of English Language Learners Who Have Successfully Completed A Healthcare Education Program, Theresa Ann Mccloud Smith

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if English Language Learners (ELLs), who had successfully completed a healthcare education program, identified support services as having an impact on their academic success, and to identify what support services were critical to their successful completion of the healthcare education program. The researcher was interested in learning how higher education institutions, that offer healthcare education programs, could better support ELLs to be successful in their chosen program.

A qualitative case study methodology was used for this study. Five ELLs who successfully completed a healthcare education program at a small, private, health sciences ...