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Being Black In U.S. Urban Schools: No Assumptions, Lavada Taylor Brandon, Mary J. Didelot Dec 2003

Being Black In U.S. Urban Schools: No Assumptions, Lavada Taylor Brandon, Mary J. Didelot

Essays in Education

To be an African-American student attending a school dominated by working class, urban, minority learners means failure. Working class African-American students are not experiencing education, they are colliding with education. These collisions will continue as long as they are facilitated by the assumptive dominant theories regarding African- American students’ educational experiences. One strategy to constructively disrupt these assumptive theoretical notions buried within current theory is to look to a working class, urban African-American student’s qualitative longitudinal formation of identity as she progresses from student to teacher within the learning process as categorized by Bateson (1972). The understanding gleaned from ...


Adult Esl Oral Reading Fluency And Silent Reading Comprehension, Kristin Lems Dec 2003

Adult Esl Oral Reading Fluency And Silent Reading Comprehension, Kristin Lems

Dissertations

A descriptive study of second language adults studying ESL at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels in a post-secondary academic program revealed that their oral reading fluency had a significant, low-to-moderate correlation with scores on a measure of silent reading comprehension. The correlation was slightly stronger for measures of accuracy than speed, and strongest for miscue ratio. The correlation increased as proficiency level increased. Among different first language groups, the correlation was highest for Hispanic learners, and lowest for Chinese. Furthermore, all fluency measures correlated better with a listening measure than with the silent reading comprehension measure. When a system ...


Increasing Diversity In The Marine Sciences Through The Minorities In Marine Science Undergraduate Program, Brian L. Bingham, Stephen D. Sulkin, Suzanne L. Strom, Gisèle Muller-Parker Nov 2003

Increasing Diversity In The Marine Sciences Through The Minorities In Marine Science Undergraduate Program, Brian L. Bingham, Stephen D. Sulkin, Suzanne L. Strom, Gisèle Muller-Parker

Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

The Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP) is an academic program at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) that seeks to increase the representation of minority individuals in the marine sciences. For the past 13 years, groups of students have spent two 10-week quarters at SPMC studying marine science, doing independent research, and developing the skills needed for success as marine scientists/educators. Program elements include formal coursework in marine science, supervised independent research, training in up-to-date field and laboratory investigative techniques, experience developing scientific and personal job-related skills, and introduction to the career options open ...


Flarr Pages #31: Review Time, Andre Lebugle Oct 2003

Flarr Pages #31: Review Time, Andre Lebugle

FLARR Pages

In my first-year French classes, on the day before a test, I usually spend forty to fifty minutes reviewing. Since the students have learned a lot of new material over a period of perhaps two weeks, their knowledge may need refreshing. There are a number of exercises one can do and it is advisable to review as much as possible and resort some of the time to questions similar to those in the upcoming tests. The quickest way to review effectively is through very simple translation into the target language.


Making It Real: Alana Teacher Education Preparation, Communication And Diversity Suppositions, Keith Orlando Hilton, Harriett Arnold Jul 2003

Making It Real: Alana Teacher Education Preparation, Communication And Diversity Suppositions, Keith Orlando Hilton, Harriett Arnold

Essays in Education

This article clarifies brisk salient education and communication perspectives on the need for and role of ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) teachers and teacher education students in the nation. From the co-authors’ perspectives as African American professors of prospective ALANA K-12 teachers, the notion of “Making it Real: ALANA Teacher Education Preparation, Communication and Diversity Suppositions” is an aerial design that continues to be drafted. This design must be multicultural, multiethnic, multimedia and multi-disciplined in order to be fecund. The creation of a video by ALANA university teacher education students also demonstrated that diversity is invaluable and central ...


A Comparison Of The Level Of Anxiety And The Degree Of Acculturation Among Immigrant Esol And Mainstreamed-Esol Students In A Public, Rural High School In South Florida, Herminio Flores-Mulero Jul 2003

A Comparison Of The Level Of Anxiety And The Degree Of Acculturation Among Immigrant Esol And Mainstreamed-Esol Students In A Public, Rural High School In South Florida, Herminio Flores-Mulero

Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects

The level of anxiety and the degree of acculturation of a group of immigrant Haitian and Hispanic students who are enrolled in an ESOL program in a public, rural high school in South Florida were researched. The level of anxiety and the degree of acculturation of a group of immigrant Haitian and Hispanic students exited from the ESOL program and enrolled in English language mainstream classes were also researched. The purpose of this empirical study was to determine if there is a relationship between anxiety and acculturation among immigrant secondary students by investigating the level of anxiety and the degree ...


Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes Jul 2003

Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

This study examines the outcomes of a two-part service learning project in a summer practicum for English as Second Language (ESL) teacher endorsement candidates. First, 10 mainstream K12 teachers with 2 to 30 years' experience needed practice teaching students with linguistic and cultural differences. Their own service learning was to implement a summer family literacy program for ESL students. Second, these teachers had planned a service learning component for the ESL students. Teachers, feeling obliged to correct all the perceived linguistic deficits in students, went into a panic that they described as "emergency room mode." Regarding service learning and any ...


Understanding On Concepts Of Force Of Thai Freshmen, Chokchai Usawinchai Jun 2003

Understanding On Concepts Of Force Of Thai Freshmen, Chokchai Usawinchai

Dissertations

The central concept of Newtonian mechanics is force. Without this concept, the students would find the rest of mechanics very difficult to master. Based on this hypothesis, the understandings and misconceptions of Newtonian mechanics were investigated.

Three hundred eighteen Thai freshmen participated in this study. The freshmen were divided into two groups according to their high school locations, Bangkok and other cities of Thailand. The Force Concept Inventory was used to probe the freshmen's understandings and misconceptions. The SPSS and EXCEL programs were used to analyze the data. The translation of the FCI into Thai and its subsequent validation ...


The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce Apr 2003

The Vote On Bilingual Education And Latino Identity In Massachusetts, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the Massachusetts electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Referendum Ballot Question 2 (Q. 2), sponsored by California millionaire Ron Unz. The passage of this initiative by close to 70% of the voters effectively ended bilingual education in the state as it had been known for thirty years. Exit polling done at selected cities in Massachusetts by the Mauricio Gaston Institute and UMass Poll revealed, however, that out of a total 1,491 Latinos polled, a vast majority of them, around 93%, had voted in favor of rejecting Q. 2 and keeping bilingual education in place.

Indeed, Q. 2 ...


Latino Students In Chelsea: An Educational Profile, Lorna Rivera Apr 2003

Latino Students In Chelsea: An Educational Profile, Lorna Rivera

Gastón Institute Publications

With financial support from the National Council of La Raza, the Gastón Institute is developing "Educational Profiles" for the sixteen Massachusetts public school districts with the highest Latino student enrollments: Boston, Springfield, Lawrence, Worcester, Holyoke, Lowell, Lynn, Chelsea, New Bedford, Brockton, Fitchburg, Salem, Chicopee, Framingham, Haverhill, and Somerville. The profiles present basic data provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education including information on student enrollment, MCAS results, dropout rates, and student aspirations. We hope this information will be used by Latino students, parents, educators, and policy-makers to make informed decisions and improve public education for Latino students in Massachusetts.


Missing Data And Irt Item Parameter Estimation, Christine E. Demars Apr 2003

Missing Data And Irt Item Parameter Estimation, Christine E. Demars

Department of Graduate Psychology - Faculty Scholarship

Non-randomly missing data has theoretically different implications for item parameter estimation depending on whether joint maximum likelihood or marginal maximum likelihood methods are used in the estimation. The objective of this paper is to illustrate what potentially can happen, under these estimation procedures, when there is an association between ability and the absence of response. In this example, data is missing because some students, particularly low-ability students, did not complete the test.


Meeting Ncate Standards Through Service-Learning: Diversity, National Service-Learning In Teacher Education Partnership Jan 2003

Meeting Ncate Standards Through Service-Learning: Diversity, National Service-Learning In Teacher Education Partnership

Diversity

Over the past several years, college campuses across North America have seen an increase in the variety of service-learning projects integrated with academic course goals. Federal and state governments are asking schools, colleges, and departments of education to promote service-learning because of service-learning's unique capacity to promote high-quality learning and civic engagement in its participants. Teacher educators are responding by embedding service- learning into various teacher education courses and they report positive outcomes. For example, experiences in culturally diverse and/or low-income schools and communities juxtaposed with multicultural education courses provide preservice teachers the opportunity to gain a better ...


Gurardians Of A Tragic Heritage: Reminiscences And Observations Of An Eyewitness, Dina Abramowicz Jan 2003

Gurardians Of A Tragic Heritage: Reminiscences And Observations Of An Eyewitness, Dina Abramowicz

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Some Notable Bibliographers I Have Known, Jacob Kabakoff Jan 2003

Some Notable Bibliographers I Have Known, Jacob Kabakoff

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 11 Back Matter Jan 2003

Vol. 11 Back Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Index To Volume 11, Leah D. Adler Jan 2003

Index To Volume 11, Leah D. Adler

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Supporting The Language Agenda In Teacher Development: Preparing Teachers/Or Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students At The New Teacher Professional Development Institute, Andrew Habana Hafner Jan 2003

Supporting The Language Agenda In Teacher Development: Preparing Teachers/Or Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students At The New Teacher Professional Development Institute, Andrew Habana Hafner

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Vol. 11 Cover Jan 2003

Vol. 11 Cover

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 11 Front Matter Jan 2003

Vol. 11 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


What Is Burnout All About?, Susan Barduhn Jan 2003

What Is Burnout All About?, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Initial Teacher Education And Socio-Economic Inequality, Roland Tormey Jan 2003

Introduction: Initial Teacher Education And Socio-Economic Inequality, Roland Tormey

Roland Tormey

The collected papers from a seminar on addresing socio-economic inequality in initial teacher education, which was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency.


Mesocentrism And Students Of Mexican Background: A Community Intervention For Culturally Relevant Instruction, Heriberto Godina Phd Jan 2003

Mesocentrism And Students Of Mexican Background: A Community Intervention For Culturally Relevant Instruction, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

How does the integration of information about a student's ancestral culture elicit a more positive motivation for their learning in school? Chicano activists in the Southwest exposed middle school students to a program of instruction based on Mesoamerican ancestry. The program's effectiveness is analyzed through a quasi-experiment. A pre- and post-survey measured cultural awareness, desire, effect, reading preference, self-esteem, and self-concept. Informal student narratives were used to interpret treatment effects. Results indicated that the intervention enhanced students' sense of cultural awareness and voluntary reading preferences. Implication for the study include how culturally relevant instruction can be a valuable ...


To The Editor, Bella Hass Weinberg Jan 2003

To The Editor, Bella Hass Weinberg

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Was Gutenberg Jewish? And Other Conundrums: Exploring The Margins Of Judaica Bibliography, Herbert C. Zafren Jan 2003

Was Gutenberg Jewish? And Other Conundrums: Exploring The Margins Of Judaica Bibliography, Herbert C. Zafren

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Ajl Bibliography Bank, Elana Gensler Jan 2003

Ajl Bibliography Bank, Elana Gensler

Judaica Librarianship

The AJL Bibliography Bank was established in 1995 to disseminate informative booklists to its members. Patrons of the Bank may request or contribute bibliographies. This article discusses the history of the Bank, how it is run and its future plans.


Recommended Judaica Reference Works, 2001, Peggy K. Pearlstein Jan 2003

Recommended Judaica Reference Works, 2001, Peggy K. Pearlstein

Judaica Librarianship

The purpose of this column is to recommend current Judaica reference sources, both general and specialized. It is intended to serve as a guide to new tools for scholarly research as well as to more popular, but reliable, works. The annotations describe the scope, arrangement, and use of each work.

This column lists selected reference materials that appeared in 2001. The last issue of Judaica Librarianship, Volume 10, Number 1–2, Spring 1999–Winter 2000, listed Judaica reference works published from 1994–1996.


Scatter Of The Literature (2003), Steven M. Bergson Jan 2003

Scatter Of The Literature (2003), Steven M. Bergson

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 11 Table Of Contents Jan 2003

Vol. 11 Table Of Contents

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Vol. 11 Front Matter – Continued Jan 2003

Vol. 11 Front Matter – Continued

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.


The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn Jan 2003

The Hebrew Manuscripts In The Valmadonna Trust Library, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

No abstract provided.