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Applying A Freirian Lens On Social Justice Education: One Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp Feb 2015

Applying A Freirian Lens On Social Justice Education: One Practitioner’S Perspective, D. Scott Tharp

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Freire’s writings beyond Pedagogy of the Oppressed offer value to social justice educators looking to deeply explore and inform their own practice. His ideas related to class suicide, authority and freedom, political clarity, educational directivity and epistemological circling can enhance social justice educators approach to recognizing personal prejudices, negotiating emotions, personal disclosure, and navigating authority in educational settings. Through phenomenological reflections on my social justice education practice as a curriculum designer and facilitator within higher education, Freire’s ideas are used to analyze my experiences and provide insight for how I can re-imagine my practice to contribute to democratic ...


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 ...


Technology Integration For Teaching And Learning Spanish In Elementary Schools: Voices Of Designers, Teachers And Students , Eduardo García Villada Jan 2006

Technology Integration For Teaching And Learning Spanish In Elementary Schools: Voices Of Designers, Teachers And Students , Eduardo García Villada

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A critical review of the literature on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) research between 1980 and 2005 indicates that no one in the field of foreign language at the elementary school (FLES) has identified what principles might be useful for practice-oriented CALL that is relevant for young learners, and that very little research had been published in the area. To fill this gap, a theoretical framework is proposed to design, evaluate, and use CALL materials for FLES, and the framework is tested in two studies.;The first was a phenomenological investigation of K-6 teachers' projects from a teachers' professional development program ...


Identifying And Understanding Indigenous Cultural And Spiritual Strengths In The Higher Education Experience Of Indigenous Women Utilizing A Culturally Intrinsic Research Paradigm Model , Rosemary White Shield Jan 2003

Identifying And Understanding Indigenous Cultural And Spiritual Strengths In The Higher Education Experience Of Indigenous Women Utilizing A Culturally Intrinsic Research Paradigm Model , Rosemary White Shield

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Native students have the highest drop out rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, exceeding 65% nationally (Hill, 1991, cited in Bowker, 1992). American Indian females have the highest drop out rate for all groups in the United States, male or female (Bowker, 1992). Of those American Indian students who do graduate and enroll in college, between 75% and 93% will leave college without completing (Hill, 1991, cited in Bowker, 1992).;Researchers have investigated causes for the continuing high dropout rates, the relationship between home environment and education, and socioeconomic factors affecting Indian students in their ...


"We Will Have Gained Ourselves": Narrative Experiences Of African Women Pursuing Higher Education In The United States Of America , Mumbi Mwangi Jan 2002

"We Will Have Gained Ourselves": Narrative Experiences Of African Women Pursuing Higher Education In The United States Of America , Mumbi Mwangi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study uses feminist life-history narrative methodology to explore the experiences of three African women, who have pursued or are pursuing higher education in the United States, leaving their families in Africa. Contextualized within the socio-historical cultural, colonial, and post-colonial discourses on domesticity and education, this study not only illuminates the pain, ambivalence and struggles women experienced in pursuit of higher education, but also reveals the tension between domesticity and education and how this tension inhibits African women's access to education. The conceptual and methodological framework of this study is grounded in feminist perspective, which allows for a critical ...


Equity Attitudes Of Public School Stakeholders: A National Study , James Arnold Scott Jan 1997

Equity Attitudes Of Public School Stakeholders: A National Study , James Arnold Scott

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to document equity attitudes of public school stakeholders (PSS) and compare them to attitudes of Americans in general. In all, 1014 PSS (school board members, district superintendents, school principals, teachers, and parents) representing 323 school districts responded via a 67-item questionnaire. Major areas were affirmative action, opportunity perceptions, reasons for poverty and wealth, and redistribution of income. Sample: stratified random selection of 683 public school districts in 41 states representative of the nation. Hypotheses. (1) no statistically significant differences between stakeholders and the general public, and (2) no such differences among stakeholder groups. Hypothesis 1 was ...


Ethnicity Awareness Intervention: Effects On Attitudes And Behaviors Of Science Educators , Carlie Collins Lyster Tartakov Jan 1995

Ethnicity Awareness Intervention: Effects On Attitudes And Behaviors Of Science Educators , Carlie Collins Lyster Tartakov

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The need to create programs that help teachers deal with the challenges of developing a larger work force of scientists that includes under-represented minority status groups has been a concern of educators for more than three decades. The need to measure the effectiveness of intervention programs addressing science equity has often been relegated to a secondary status. This study attempts to fill this void;The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of an ethnicity component on educators' attitudes and behaviors toward ethnicity as they teach science. The subjects of the study were Iowa K-3 educators. The 1992 ...


Computer Assisted Language Learning (Call): The Effect Of Esl Students' Use Of Interactional Modifications On Listening Comprehension , Jing-Fong Jane Hsu Jan 1994

Computer Assisted Language Learning (Call): The Effect Of Esl Students' Use Of Interactional Modifications On Listening Comprehension , Jing-Fong Jane Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Theory and research on second language acquisition (SLA) indicates that modification in the interactions between second language (L2) students and native speakers may have a positive influence on their acquisition of language (Long, 1983; Allright, 1991; Larsen-Freeman & Long, 1991). However, there is not enough opportunity for interactional modifications in the L2 classroom because there is only one native speaker for many students, making it impossible for teachers to engage in numerous interactional modifications with individual students.;CALL developers claim that CALL offers an environment in which an L2 student can participate in interactive learning (Ahmad, 1985; Kenning, 1990). In particular some computer software provides comprehension tools which allow L2 students to request modification of the input they receive in order to aid their comprehension. In theory, such tools are ideal for SLA; however, in practice, little is known about ...


Global Education: A Study Of Pre-Service Teacher Education In Iowa, Susan Marie Sulzberger Jan 1989

Global Education: A Study Of Pre-Service Teacher Education In Iowa, Susan Marie Sulzberger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Relationship Between Perceived Adaptation To The New School Setting And Academic Standing In The New School Among The Indochinese Refugee Students In Iowa Junior And Senior High Schools , Liem Thanh Nguyen Jan 1979

Relationship Between Perceived Adaptation To The New School Setting And Academic Standing In The New School Among The Indochinese Refugee Students In Iowa Junior And Senior High Schools , Liem Thanh Nguyen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Method For Developing Multicultural Education Programs: An Example Using Cahuilla Indian Oral Narratives , Nancy Tucker Morris Jan 1976

A Method For Developing Multicultural Education Programs: An Example Using Cahuilla Indian Oral Narratives , Nancy Tucker Morris

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.