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Enhancing The Chinese Writing Skills Of Non-Chinese Speaking Students, Joanna Kar Wai Cheng Nov 2015

Enhancing The Chinese Writing Skills Of Non-Chinese Speaking Students, Joanna Kar Wai Cheng

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Exploring Seventh Graders’ Perceptions Of The Picture-Word Inductive Model To Their English Narrative Writing In China, Xuan Jiang Sep 2015

Exploring Seventh Graders’ Perceptions Of The Picture-Word Inductive Model To Their English Narrative Writing In China, Xuan Jiang

South Florida Education Research Conference

In this exploratory study, the researcher interviewed 30 seventh graders in China about their perceptions of the newly tried method, Picture-word Inductive Model (PWIM), to their English narrative writing. Many student participants listed and exemplified positive influence of PWIM on their narrative writing in and from the PWIM trial.


A Historical Overview Of The Challenges For African Americans K12 Through College Education In America, Arthur C. Evans Iii Sep 2015

A Historical Overview Of The Challenges For African Americans K12 Through College Education In America, Arthur C. Evans Iii

South Florida Education Research Conference

The early American education system developed around the segregation of White and African American students. These differences in learning environment have led to inferior education for African Americans and can be linked to challenges still facing minorities in the current American education system.


Effective Teaching Practices For American-Born Chinese K1 Students Who Struggle In Reading English, Shih Hsing Huang Apr 2015

Effective Teaching Practices For American-Born Chinese K1 Students Who Struggle In Reading English, Shih Hsing Huang

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2019

There is an increase American-born Chinese children who study in a bilingual school. These children were born in the USA so they need to learn English. The parents of these children often speak only Chinese at home for the convenience of communication. Therefore, the parents hope their children learn not only English but also Chinese in the school. When young children learn a new language, it benefits them later in their education (Cao, 2013). The research also indicates that "long term English language learners have lower levels of literacy and tend to drop out more frequently compared to native English ...


Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers' Capacity For Culturally Responsive Teaching, Anna Currens Apr 2015

Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers' Capacity For Culturally Responsive Teaching, Anna Currens

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Cultural Responsive Teaching, according to Irvine and Armento, may be defined as “incorporating elements of the students’ cultures into their teaching” (2001). The purpose of this study was to apply Cultural Responsive Teaching (CRT) to the review of classroom-based learning materials and instructional strategies. The question was: What instructional strategies will respond to cultures of students in ways that meet academic standards? 1. What is Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)? 2. What are the most frequent home languages of students in Mankato Public Schools? The literature review demonstrated the importance of integrating students’ cultural backgrounds into the traditional academic domains of ...


Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila Apr 2015

Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This exploratory project is undertaken in relation to President Leath’s ISU 4U Promise, a new universityschool partnership intended to promote college access for youth historically excluded from higher education. It uses the idea of scholarly engagement, which emphasizes moving theory to practice in collaboration with the communities who have potential to benefit. This project was conducted in classrooms of the Iowa State University 4U Promise partnering elementary schools, King and Moulton. Drawing on research about engagement and academic success among English Language Learners (ELLs) and working with teachers, several identified strategies were tested. Over a semester, 5 hours a ...


Chinese Esl Learners' Pragmatic Competence In The Usage Of Genuine Compliments, Ironic Compliments, And Ironic Insults, Jessica Sparr Apr 2015

Chinese Esl Learners' Pragmatic Competence In The Usage Of Genuine Compliments, Ironic Compliments, And Ironic Insults, Jessica Sparr

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This study examined the pragmatic competency of Chinese ESL learners’ with genuine compliments, ironic compliments, and ironic insults. A genuine compliment is praise framed positively (e.g., "Good job!") while an ironic compliment is one framed negatively (e.g., "Lousy job!"). An ironic insult is an insult framed positively so that it resembles a compliment [e.g., saying "Good job" when it was lousy]). Subjects rated nine scenarios with these three types of speech acts according to (1) how insulted the complimentee is likely to be, (2) what impact the compliment/insult might have on the complimentercomplimentee relationship, (3) what ...


Islam In Education: Educating Teachers And Students, Sauda Abdullah, Tasmiea Zaman Apr 2015

Islam In Education: Educating Teachers And Students, Sauda Abdullah, Tasmiea Zaman

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Read-Alouds & Digital Book Apps: What Role Do Features Play?, Jessica Harden Apr 2015

Read-Alouds & Digital Book Apps: What Role Do Features Play?, Jessica Harden

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


P18 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson Mar 2015

P18 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson

Black Male Summit

GRAB “A Hands-On Approach to Student Engagement and Academic Performance for African American Males”

Can a handful of words change the trajectory of a persons’ life? Can this acronym G.R.A.B. lead to enhanced college and career readiness in addition enhance their quality of life?


Building A Culture Of Hope For At-Risk Students, Emily Louise Gibson, Robert D. Barr Mar 2015

Building A Culture Of Hope For At-Risk Students, Emily Louise Gibson, Robert D. Barr

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Presenters will share research on the school culture differences found between high-performing and low-performing high-poverty schools. Participants will learn about A Culture of Hope and the four Seeds of Hope. After learning explicit steps and strategies for collecting and using survey data, participants will practice using surveys to assess components of school culture, and develop additional survey questions relevant to individual circumstances.


Achieving The Gold Standard: How Exceptional Customer Service Creates Family Friendly Schools, Katy Gunter, Pam Pajerski, Natalie Sanfilippo, Jennifer Williams, Todd Smith, Daisy Tremps Mar 2015

Achieving The Gold Standard: How Exceptional Customer Service Creates Family Friendly Schools, Katy Gunter, Pam Pajerski, Natalie Sanfilippo, Jennifer Williams, Todd Smith, Daisy Tremps

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Cumming ES was one of four schools to be awarded Georgia’s Family Friendly Schools-Partnership Award in 2014. After partnering with the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, our beliefs of the importance of customer service have been further enhanced. Learn how to incorporate the “Gold Standard” in your school by engaging parents with exciting events and motivating them to attend with small incentives.


At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala Mar 2015

At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Demographic projections predict that by the year 2050, two-thirds of public school children in Texas will be Hispanic. Embedded in this statistic are challenges including income, language, culture, and politics. GOAL is a proactive approach serving the needs of this growing community. Like other industries, education requires custom service for its constituents. GOAL is an exemplar of such service.


Seven Steps To Engaging At-Risk Students With Text, Jelani Jabari Ph.D. Mar 2015

Seven Steps To Engaging At-Risk Students With Text, Jelani Jabari Ph.D.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Diminishing student engagement with text remains a colossal challenge with children at-risk. In this highly interactive session, participants will explore a seven-step process for engaging students with text as well as techniques for presenting highly engaging literacy lessons. Attendees will walk away with names, reading level, descriptions (and actual samples) of several engaging texts.


Increasing African American And Latino Parental Involvement In School, Timothy Allen Mar 2015

Increasing African American And Latino Parental Involvement In School, Timothy Allen

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Parental involvement is one of the leading indicators of a student’s academic achievement. The lack of parental support often found within the African American and Latino communities has often contributed to suspensions, expulsions, and truancy. This interactive seminar will provide participants with useful strategies that can be used to increase the level of parental involvement and also help parents understand the importance of their role in their children’s academic success.


Modifying Science Texts To Accommodate The Needs Of Struggling Readers And English Language Learners, Regina Suriel, Crystal Randolph Mar 2015

Modifying Science Texts To Accommodate The Needs Of Struggling Readers And English Language Learners, Regina Suriel, Crystal Randolph

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Students with learning differences, including English language learners, experience difficulties with reading classroom textbooks. This presentation, intended for educators and parents, will discuss and provide practice in the identification of readability levels of science texts discuss the importance of integration of visual stimuli in science texts, and explain culturally-relevant approaches to science curricula.