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Innovative Teaching Approaches That Stimulate Active Student Learning, Sherwood Thompson, Roger Cleveland, Norman Powell Mar 2012

Innovative Teaching Approaches That Stimulate Active Student Learning, Sherwood Thompson, Roger Cleveland, Norman Powell

Norman W. Powell

No abstract provided.


Ojos Claros, Roberto E. Bahruth Dec 2010

Ojos Claros, Roberto E. Bahruth

Roberto E. Bahruth

Seis noches seguidas doña Clara soñó agua, soñó cielo, soñó luz. Fue así como Pati anunció, no sólo su nacimiento sino el color de sus ojos y la claridad de su alma. Y fue así, que unos meses después Pati naciera con ojos azules y claros en un mundo lleno de ojos sin luz. Desde pequeña esta niña fue especial y mágica. A su lado las personas no podían evitar sentirse en paz. Muchos empezaron a visitar la casa de doña Clara sólo para verse reflejados en la claridad azul de la pequeña. Sus ojos nunca dejaban de sonreír ni ...


Mágico Encuentro, Roberto E. Bahruth Dec 2010

Mágico Encuentro, Roberto E. Bahruth

Roberto E. Bahruth

Cuando aprendemos a caminar detenidamente, sin apuro, la vida nos revela algunos de sus secretos, esos que siempre han estado frente a nosotros y que en nuestra prisa, no vemos o no queremos ver. En mi más reciente visita a Guatemala fui dispuesto a no deterner los días en mis manos, sino dejarlos fluir mientras me dejaba envolver por el ritmo y luz de este país y su gente . Y fue así, como por primera vez, me entregué a esa canción, tan familiar, del viento jugando con los árboles. Muy pronto descubrí cómo un sin fin de colibrís llegaban a ...


Ojos Claros, Roberto E. Bahruth Dec 2010

Ojos Claros, Roberto E. Bahruth

Literacy, Language, and Culture Faculty Publications and Presentations

Seis noches seguidas doña Clara soñó agua, soñó cielo, soñó luz. Fue así como Pati anunció, no sólo su nacimiento sino el color de sus ojos y la claridad de su alma. Y fue así, que unos meses después Pati naciera con ojos azules y claros en un mundo lleno de ojos sin luz. Desde pequeña esta niña fue especial y mágica. A su lado las personas no podían evitar sentirse en paz. Muchos empezaron a visitar la casa de doña Clara sólo para verse reflejados en la claridad azul de la pequeña. Sus ojos nunca dejaban de sonreír ni ...


Mágico Encuentro, Roberto E. Bahruth Dec 2010

Mágico Encuentro, Roberto E. Bahruth

Literacy, Language, and Culture Faculty Publications and Presentations

Cuando aprendemos a caminar detenidamente, sin apuro, la vida nos revela algunos de sus secretos, esos que siempre han estado frente a nosotros y que en nuestra prisa, no vemos o no queremos ver. En mi más reciente visita a Guatemala fui dispuesto a no deterner los días en mis manos, sino dejarlos fluir mientras me dejaba envolver por el ritmo y luz de este país y su gente . Y fue así, como por primera vez, me entregué a esa canción, tan familiar, del viento jugando con los árboles. Muy pronto descubrí cómo un sin fin de colibrís llegaban a ...


Sms : Sortez Vos Téléphones Portable, Véronique Olivier Dec 2010

Sms : Sortez Vos Téléphones Portable, Véronique Olivier

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

Mobile phones and SMS technology can be a tool to help students learn French in class, through the use of some creative teaching strategies.


Gesture As An Act Of Meaning-Making: An Eco-Social Perspective Of A Sheltered-English Second Grade Classroom, Alessandro A. Rosborough Dec 2010

Gesture As An Act Of Meaning-Making: An Eco-Social Perspective Of A Sheltered-English Second Grade Classroom, Alessandro A. Rosborough

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The purpose of this sociocultural study was to investigate gesture as a mediational tool for meaning-making in learning and teaching a second language. Gesture was observed between a teacher and her immigrant students in a second grade elementary classroom designed specifically for second language learners of English. This study provides an innovative investigation in the role gesture plays as a meditational tool for meaning-making by using a SCT framework at an elementary context level.

Using sociocultural theory, particularly the Vygotskian tradition, this study views gesture as a part of image in thinking. This SCT framework views second language learning in ...


Teaching Spanish To Beginning Spanish Students, Amy Baldini Dec 2010

Teaching Spanish To Beginning Spanish Students, Amy Baldini

World Languages and Cultures

During my time in college and studying abroad, I have developed a passion for languages. As a result, I plan on teaching Spanish in High School. Therefore, my senior project will involve tutoring beginning-level Cal Poly students in Spanish and evaluating the difficulties that students encounter while learning a second language. I will tutor for a minimum of 30 hours and complete a write-up which summarizes my experience. In this write up, I discuss the tutoring sessions and the different obstacles and successes I encounter. I will also discuss what tutors must consider when tutoring students. I will outline my ...


First Generation Hispanic High School Students Going To College: Experiences That Support Decisions And College Going Pathways, Norma Ibarra-Cantú Dec 2010

First Generation Hispanic High School Students Going To College: Experiences That Support Decisions And College Going Pathways, Norma Ibarra-Cantú

UTB/UTPA Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this study I examined the question: How do first generation Hispanic high school students decide to attend college? To understand how the students made college decisions and what supported their pursuit of college aspirations, I interviewed six Hispanic high school students from five different high schools in a south Texas-Mexico border town. Student participants were the first generation in their immediate family to graduate from high school and to consider going to college. I conducted qualitative open-ended interviews with each of the participants and used inductive multilayered analyses to identify how students made decisions to attend college and how ...


Integrating Digital Technologies In The German Language Classroom: A Critical Study Of The Technology-Integration Experiences Of Three Secondary German Teachers, Stephen Van Orden Dec 2010

Integrating Digital Technologies In The German Language Classroom: A Critical Study Of The Technology-Integration Experiences Of Three Secondary German Teachers, Stephen Van Orden

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

German language teachers are gaining increased access to smart classrooms and digital technologies that offer teachers and students greater access to authentic cultural and language materials and enable more student target language communication. Teaching with technology changes the teaching and learning environment in many ways. Little is known about how integrating technology into the daily German-language-teaching curriculum changes the implicit power structures embedded in all classroom interactions. Because of the central, decision-making role of the teacher, this study uses a critical theory of technology lens to examine the daily technology integration experiences of three secondary German language teachers. This study ...


The Integration Of Culture Into Foreign Language Classrooms, Michael Marcal Dec 2010

The Integration Of Culture Into Foreign Language Classrooms, Michael Marcal

Senior Honors Theses

The integration of culture into foreign language education is a necessity in order to teach students in the best manner possible and allow them to learn a second language correctly and successfully. Culture is the driving force behind learning other languages. Culture can be defined as “anything and everything humankind has invented” and varies from country to country and household to household (Pfister 4) Students need to learn about foreign cultures for a number of reasons such as understanding others’ viewpoints, personal encounters with foreign cultures, and to put the language into context.

Not only is the teaching and learning ...


Integrating Second Life Into A Chinese Language Teacher Training Program: A Pilot Study, Hsiu-Jen Cheng, Hong Zhan, Andy Tsai Dec 2010

Integrating Second Life Into A Chinese Language Teacher Training Program: A Pilot Study, Hsiu-Jen Cheng, Hong Zhan, Andy Tsai

Publications

Second Life (SL), a 3-D Multi-User Virtual Environment, has been found beneficial to foreign language education because of its immersive and interactive environments. This cross-continental study explored feasibilities of using Second Life to provide field experiences to pre-service Mandarin teachers in a program of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Taiwan. This study also investigated pre-service teachers‘ insights of teaching Chinese in such a virtual environment, as well as the difficulties these teachers encountered when integrating Second Life in teaching Chinese. The study found that the more teaching experience the pre-service teachers gained in teaching Chinese in Second Life ...


Un Análisis Componencial Del Verbo “Correr” En El Contexto De Chile, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2010

Un Análisis Componencial Del Verbo “Correr” En El Contexto De Chile, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Esta presente labor tiene como finalidad hacer un análisis componencial del verbo “Correr” en español, que significa en inglés “to run”, en el contexto de Chile o más bien, en Concepción que es la ciudad capital de la XVIII Región de Chile, lugar en donde se llevó a cabo este estudio. Se presenta un marco teórico de la semántica, tomando en consideración su relevancia a este trabajo. Se da el planteamiento del estudio y los objetivos correspondientes que se esperan lograr. Luego, se delimitan las hipótesis del estudio tanto como los procesos metodológicos que se realizaron con el fin de ...


El Diseño De Cursos De Lenguas Basados En Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2010

El Diseño De Cursos De Lenguas Basados En Tareas, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este presente trabajo pone énfasis en el diseño de cursos de lenguas basados en tareas respecto a la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera (LE) o segunda lengua (L2). Se hace mención respecto de los orígenes del Enfoque por Tareas (Enseñanza-Aprendizaje de Lenguas Mediante Tareas) y su necesidad para que los aprendices logren la competencia comunicativa y lingüística en la lengua que están aprendiendo. Se discute sobre la justificación para un plan de estudios y cursos basados en tareas y las razones por las cuales se prefiere un plan de estudios basado en tareas en vez de un plan de ...


¿Pueden Los Computadores Corregir Errores De La Lengua?, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2010

¿Pueden Los Computadores Corregir Errores De La Lengua?, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

Este artículo es un intento de contestar la pregunta si los computadores pueden corregir errores de la lengua, sobre todo aquellos cometidos por los alumnos de segundas lenguas (L2). Por esta razón se examinará el tratamiento de tales errores propuestos en la literatura de la adquisición de L2. Posteriormente se examinarán las tecnologías capaces de evaluar el input del estudiante y de identificar y corregir errores del hablante no nativo. Aunque se hará bastante claro que el ordenador no puede sustituir a un ser humano en el procesamiento total del lenguaje , se indicarán algunas fuerzas de la inteligencia artificial en ...


Teaching Language As A Political Act, Roberto E. Bahruth Nov 2010

Teaching Language As A Political Act, Roberto E. Bahruth

Roberto E. Bahruth

"The most powerful act in the world is to name something" Noam Chomsky "Any way of seeing the world is also a way of not seeing the world." Gregory Bateson An important dimension of critical pedagogy includes the questioning of traditional terminology used to explain reality. In the process of schooling people often learn language which supports the thinking of the dominant paradigm. Many become fluent in the language of impossibility as they are schooled. In response to this, I always try to keep in mind two central points as I teach languages: One is to undo the damage of ...


Teaching Language As A Political Act, Roberto E. Bahruth Nov 2010

Teaching Language As A Political Act, Roberto E. Bahruth

Roberto E. Bahruth

"The most powerful act in the world is to name something" Noam Chomsky "Any way of seeing the world is also a way of not seeing the world." Gregory Bateson An important dimension of critical pedagogy includes the questioning of traditional terminology used to explain reality. In the process of schooling people often learn language which supports the thinking of the dominant paradigm. Many become fluent in the language of impossibility as they are schooled. In response to this, I always try to keep in mind two central points as I teach languages: One is to undo the damage of ...


The Debate On Literacy Teaching, From Phonetics To Whole Language, Through The Lens Of Critical Pedagogy, Roberto E. Bahruth, Haggith Gor Ziv Nov 2010

The Debate On Literacy Teaching, From Phonetics To Whole Language, Through The Lens Of Critical Pedagogy, Roberto E. Bahruth, Haggith Gor Ziv

Roberto E. Bahruth

No abstract provided.


Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Nov 2010

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


Parental Absence And Academic Achievement In Immigrant Students, Chrysalis L. Wright Nov 2010

Parental Absence And Academic Achievement In Immigrant Students, Chrysalis L. Wright

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Academic achievement and educational expectations as a function of parental absence were examined among 268 newly immigrant elementary, middle, and high-school students from Spanish-speaking countries. Data collected as part of a longitudinal study of adaptation and achievement in newly immigrant students were analyzed. Participants had varying experiences with parental absence, in terms of length of absence, gender of absent parent, and reason for absence. Reasons for parental absence included parental divorce, parental death, and serial migration, a cause unique to immigrant children. Students who experienced parental absence reported lower educational expectations. Students who experienced the death of a parent had ...


The Effects Of Self-Monitoring On Homework Completion And Accuracy Rates Of Students With Disabilities In An Inclusive General Education Classroom, Carol Ann Falkenberg Nov 2010

The Effects Of Self-Monitoring On Homework Completion And Accuracy Rates Of Students With Disabilities In An Inclusive General Education Classroom, Carol Ann Falkenberg

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of self-monitoring on the homework completion and accuracy rates of four, fourth-grade students with disabilities in an inclusive general education classroom. A multiple baseline across subjects design was utilized to examine four dependent variables: completion of spelling homework, accuracy of spelling homework, completion of math homework, accuracy of math homework. Data were collected and analyzed during baseline, three phases of intervention, and maintenance. Throughout baseline and all phases, participants followed typical classroom procedures, brought their homework to school each day and gave it to the general education teacher. During Phase I of the intervention, participants ...


Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney Oct 2010

Whiten Up! Examining Our Race, Privilege And Positionality In School, Susan Adams, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop and paper presented at the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 13, 2010.


Being The Change We Want To See: Esl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams, Sarah Steele Oct 2010

Being The Change We Want To See: Esl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams, Sarah Steele

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2010 Indiana English Learners State Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 3, 2010.


Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith Oct 2010

Cross-Institutional Critical Friendship: Collaboration, Creativity, And Cross-Fertilization As Anti-Racist Curriculum, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Cathy Hargrove, Michelle Smith

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2010 Diversity, Research and Education Symposium, Terre Haute, IN, November 6, 2010.


An Investigation Of Factors In The Achievement Of Migrant Students: Voices Of Stakeholders, Linda Evans Oct 2010

An Investigation Of Factors In The Achievement Of Migrant Students: Voices Of Stakeholders, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Rewriting Identities: Past, Present, And Future Narratives Of Youth In Juvenile Detention Facilities, Mary Christianakis Oct 2010

Rewriting Identities: Past, Present, And Future Narratives Of Youth In Juvenile Detention Facilities, Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Spiritually Integrative Archetypal Energies And Glimpes Into Soul Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson Oct 2010

Spiritually Integrative Archetypal Energies And Glimpes Into Soul Consciousness, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

In other writings I have described Archetypal Energies as Higher Vibrational Energies that have their own transcendent value, purpose, quality, and “voice” unique to the individual that operate deep within our psyches, at both individual and collective levels. We tend to experience them as “creative urges” to move us toward our Highest Good or Optimal Realities. I use easily recognized terms to evoke a common sense of these Archetypal Energies (e.g., Love, Acceptance, Inclusion, Harmony, Peace). Here, I want to discuss Spiritually Integrative Archetypal Energies and how they can assist us in gaining glimpses into the nature of our ...


El "Pentagonismo": Idioma Del Neoliberalismo, Roberto E. Bahruth Oct 2010

El "Pentagonismo": Idioma Del Neoliberalismo, Roberto E. Bahruth

Roberto E. Bahruth

Las escuelas represenran instiruciones con un incuestionable potencial progresivo. Sin embargo, en los EUU los centros escolares del Estado están organizados para facilitar un alfabetismo superficial en los ciudadanos, de manera que no estén en condiciones de cuestionar la terminología de la educación, ni eI program a imperialista que se sustenta. Para quicnes, dentro de ese país, estamos comprometidos con una pedagogía crítica, capaz de frenar y revertir la enajenacíon de nuestro pueblo, se hace imprescindible en primer lugar retar Ia terminología tradicional y reemplazarla con un idioma realmenre critico. EI idioma demuestra mucho de las orientaciones ideológicas de los ...


Finding My Way Into Opposition: Joel And Jon, Michael C. Vocino Oct 2010

Finding My Way Into Opposition: Joel And Jon, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Short story about homophobia and gay life in the 1970s.


A Mission That Matters, Sherwood Thompson Oct 2010

A Mission That Matters, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

No abstract provided.