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Multi-Lingual Research In Rural Multi-Cultural Communities, Debra J. Bolton Phd Oct 2016

Multi-Lingual Research In Rural Multi-Cultural Communities, Debra J. Bolton Phd

Institute for Student Learning Assessment

Multi-lingual research in rural multi-cultural communities can be a challenge (Perez, 2009, Kao, 2004, and Bolton and Dick, 2013). This paper will explore the processes for successful multi-lingual research in multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, rural communities. The implications of multi-lingual research for education and human services will be discussed.


What Is Gained And At What Cost? A Critical Co-Constructed Autoethnographic Study Examining National Identity From A Transnational Perspective., Stephanie Mccutcheon Oct 2016

What Is Gained And At What Cost? A Critical Co-Constructed Autoethnographic Study Examining National Identity From A Transnational Perspective., Stephanie Mccutcheon

Institute for Student Learning Assessment

The phenomenon of learning abroad will not diminish in an increasingly globalized economy and it is important to better understand the interconnectedness of relationships, benefits, and potential detriments in this growing area of education. This study is an exploration of conceptualizations of nationality in educational spaces from a transnational perspective. I create a co-constructed narrative with a transnational student that traverses the borders of two nations, while considering the relations and practices of her experiences in association to my own in order to better understand national identity formation as it is interconnected with formal and implicit curriculum.


Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons Oct 2016

Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The ever-evolving digital resources in multiple types and formats have introduced numerous opportunities for enhanced teaching-and-learning environments focused on student–driven activities. Many of these strategies have already been implemented at educational institutions throughout the world.

This presentation will demonstrate how blended learning pedagogies in a library’s one-shot and for-credit courses cultivate research and critical thinking skills. The presenter will discuss how to customize library instruction for diverse student populations who have a complex history of multiple learning styles and varying literacy levels.

The presenter will describe several strategies that activate prior knowledge so that building new knowledge is ...


Public Middle School English Teachers Using Lgbt Discriminatory District Curriculum “Multicultural” Guide, Ruben A. Caceres Sep 2016

Public Middle School English Teachers Using Lgbt Discriminatory District Curriculum “Multicultural” Guide, Ruben A. Caceres

South Florida Education Research Conference

This paper is part of a dissertation in progress exploring why despite increased LGBT visibility and the legalization of gay marriage, in many U.S classrooms, LGBT students are not provided the same level of representation in the English language arts curriculum that other oppressed groups enjoy.


Difficulties Of Chinese Students With Their Academic English: Evidence From A China-United States University Program, Xiuyuan Yang, Yinhong Duan Sep 2016

Difficulties Of Chinese Students With Their Academic English: Evidence From A China-United States University Program, Xiuyuan Yang, Yinhong Duan

South Florida Education Research Conference

This study was conducted with four Chinese international students who were enrolled in a China-United States university program. It examined their difficulties in academic English through interviews, and the data were sorted into four categories: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Interacting With Muslim Students: Strategies That Work, Oscar Osindo Aug 2016

Interacting With Muslim Students: Strategies That Work, Oscar Osindo

Faculty Institute

This presentation will help faculty to become familiar with Muslim values and customs that might affect classroom relationships and learning. The Muslim and Christian worldviews are in conflict, which is reflected in day to day Muslim practices such as outward manifestation of their faith and practice, in lifestyle and their general view of community structures. This presentation will provide practical suggestions and how to build bridges towards healthy intercultural classroom atmosphere.

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Crossing Cultures In The Classroom (Repeat), Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo Aug 2016

Crossing Cultures In The Classroom (Repeat), Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo

Faculty Institute

Andrews has one of the most diverse student populations in the US. This seminar will focus on how to use that cultural diversity to help students develop a healthy cultural sensitivity, attitudes of awareness and openness, and the intercultural skills needed for effective Christian living and mission in an increasingly multi-cultural world.

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Crossing Cultures In The Classroom, Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo Aug 2016

Crossing Cultures In The Classroom, Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo

Faculty Institute

Andrews has one of the most diverse student populations in the US. This seminar will focus on how to use that cultural diversity to help students develop a healthy cultural sensitivity, attitudes of awareness and openness, and the intercultural skills needed for effective Christian living and mission in an increasingly multi-cultural world.

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Identity And Language Learning In Multilingualism, Seullee Talia Lee May 2016

Identity And Language Learning In Multilingualism, Seullee Talia Lee

Sandanona

Why does a language learner learn a new language? How is one’s identity negotiated in certain language learning contexts? One’s identity has a tremendous impact on his/her language learning trajectory. This presentation describes key concepts of identity research in the Second Language Acquisition field. Also, the presenter suggests an imagined identity option for an English language learner as a legitimate multilingual citizen, not as a deficient non-native speaking second-class citizen.


Gamifying Social Justice In The English Classroom, Yoshimi Ochiai May 2016

Gamifying Social Justice In The English Classroom, Yoshimi Ochiai

Sandanona

English has a power to build a peaceful world. In this workshop, participant will experience the dynamics of trade between developed and developing countries through a game. The presenter will provide examples of pre- and post-stage activities to introduce the game in English classroom, too.


I’M No Therapist: Tesol And Mental Health, Stacy Walsh May 2016

I’M No Therapist: Tesol And Mental Health, Stacy Walsh

Sandanona

TESOL and mental health are inextricably linked. The presenter will use her experience in both fields to explore the who, what, why and how of creating a safe and healthy classroom community. She’s no therapist, but she will also consider approaches that have the potential to empower students and teachers.


‘Maximizing Learning Opportunities’ In Practice: A Retrospective, Xavier Muñoz May 2016

‘Maximizing Learning Opportunities’ In Practice: A Retrospective, Xavier Muñoz

Sandanona

What can ‘maximizing learning opportunities’ look like in the classroom? The presenter will share their journey of coming to recognize and intentionally plan for this strategy in practice. Along the way, attendees will stop for photo ops (i.e., specific instances of the strategy in action) using multiple lenses (i.e., frameworks).


Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper May 2016

Language As A Marker Of Cultural Identity For Tcks, Nick Cooper

Sandanona

The presenter will make conference participants aware of the linguistic and cultural conflicts that Adult Third Culture Kids experience in educational systems. Together we will come to understand the self-identity conflicts experienced by ATCKs, the hybrid identification process of blended accent, and mode of pronunciation as an adaptive strategy.


Outreach, Understanding, And Teamwork In The P-12 Schools, Carrie Anne Thomas May 2016

Outreach, Understanding, And Teamwork In The P-12 Schools, Carrie Anne Thomas

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

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The Purdue Boiler Out Volunteer Program, which is coordinated through the International Programs Office, provides international and American students with meaningful community service projects that reflect its three core values of Outreach, Understanding, and Teamwork. As a semester-long, application-based program, Boiler Out accepts a cohort of approximately 200 Purdue students from over 30 countries every fall, spring, and (soon to be implemented) summer. Almost daily throughout the semester, Boiler Out sends a group of 6-8 students, led by a student leader or staff member, out into the community or out on campus to do a volunteer project alongside other ...


Culturally Specific Bilingual Arts Integration, Danielle L. Malan May 2016

Culturally Specific Bilingual Arts Integration, Danielle L. Malan

Student Research Symposium

Today's young people are a source of growing social and academic concern. Combined with economic, cultural and linguistic barriers, Latino students are an even greater concern. Studies have demonstrated qualitative improved learning with either arts integration or with bilingual education. After a literature review, there was no conclusive quantitative evidence done prior to this study in 2015, for the benefits of combining the two to use bilingual arts integration as a method for improved learning. Could bilingual arts education improve learning? The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of bilingual arts integration on learning, and the ...


Issues In Mainstream Assessment Guidelines In A Tefl Context, Amy Puett Apr 2016

Issues In Mainstream Assessment Guidelines In A Tefl Context, Amy Puett

Sandanona

While mainstream assessment guidelines, such as the ACTFL, are the main source of assessing students in a TEFL context, issues arise when using these guidelines in some non-Western cultures. My presentation will focus on spoken assessment guidelines and ways in which we can expand their scope.


Doctor, Lawyer, Social Worker?: Exploring The Experiences Of Asian American Pacific Islander (Apia) Social Work Students, Jiabao Zhang, Kathleen J. Bergquist, Arthur Tabrizi Apr 2016

Doctor, Lawyer, Social Worker?: Exploring The Experiences Of Asian American Pacific Islander (Apia) Social Work Students, Jiabao Zhang, Kathleen J. Bergquist, Arthur Tabrizi

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

This study examined preliminary result using a snowball sample of 121 APIA social work students from accredited institutions that offer social work programs. The purpose of this study was to explore APIA social work students’ perceptions and experiences in the program and their expectations from classmates, APIA faculty, field liaison, and agencies. A 44-item survey was sent through an online survey site to APIA students. The results indicated that while most participants reported that family do not have a strong influence on their profession, 39% out of 83 respondents reported positive experiences with social workers drove them to pursue this ...


Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur Apr 2016

Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

This presentation examines some theories of learning at the tertiary level of education, and tests them in a research activity involving games and learning/knowledge. Two Intermediate Spanish classes are engaged in preliminary research to measure the effectiveness of a simple game (hangman) and technology (Responseware/clickers) as practice and review tools versus traditional methods; in formative assessment.

The presentation will consist of reporting on the Quantitative results focusing on the impact of using games in learning on students in the digital age. Student attitudes based on a qualitative survey administered to the students involved will be included in the ...


Digital Libraries For Creative Writing, Pilar G. Carcedo Apr 2016

Digital Libraries For Creative Writing, Pilar G. Carcedo

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

This research has focused on the changes of paradigm that digital technology and globalization have exerted in the study of the literary act. The methodology has been guided by the constant integration of literary, pedagogical and technological reflection around Digital Literature and Creative Writing.

In our Research Group LEETHI we have created different Webs to approach Literature in the classroom. One of the is our DIGITAL LIBRARY TROPOS. It has developed innovative approaches, and anticipated uses of the computer, highlighting both the limits and the rich potential of the digital. Always creative, it continues to propose new possibilities, as a ...


Facilitating Cultural Competence Among Students In Health Care Fields Of Study, Jordan Remington, Michelle Lynn Bloomfield Apr 2016

Facilitating Cultural Competence Among Students In Health Care Fields Of Study, Jordan Remington, Michelle Lynn Bloomfield

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

The purpose of this study is to document and statistically analyze a protocol-driven cultural competency training session, combined with hands-on culturally diverse experiences, in order to improve health care students’ cultural competence. This study is focused on undergraduate students at James Madison University who are seniors in the pre occupational therapy major or social work major. There was a total of 27 students involved in this research study, 19 of the students were declared social work majors and 8 were in the pre occupational therapy professional program. 18 of the students were in the experimental group and 9 students were ...


College And Career Readiness Of Middle And High School Students In Painesville City Local School District, Cassandra A. Storlie, Natalia Roman Mar 2016

College And Career Readiness Of Middle And High School Students In Painesville City Local School District, Cassandra A. Storlie, Natalia Roman

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The purpose of this study is to explore the internal and external supports for college and career readiness among students from Painesville City Local School District (PCLSD). PCLSD is the second largest district with English Language Learners (ELLs) with a four-year graduation rate of 60.5%, which is lower than the state of Ohio average of 81.3%. With a predominantly Latino student population, there is a need for culturally sensitive interventions that explore the barriers and challenges in persevering on to higher education for these students. The evidenced-based career development interventions to increase graduation rates and engage students in ...


Cultivating Leaders Of Indiana, Annagul Yaryyeva, Jennifer Sdunzik Mar 2016

Cultivating Leaders Of Indiana, Annagul Yaryyeva, Jennifer Sdunzik

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

"Cultivating Leaders of Indiana" was developed to establish connections between the Purdue student body and the Frankfort community. By engaging high school students in workshops that focused on local, national, and global identities, the goal of the project was to encourage students to appreciate their individuality and to motivate them to translate their skills into a global perspective.Moreover, workshops centering on themes such as culture, citizenship, media, and education were designed to empower our project participants to embrace their sense of social value and responsibility not only in their immediate communities but also globally.


Pax Populi: Utilizing Technology And Education As A Means To Achieve Peace, Anand Balar Mar 2016

Pax Populi: Utilizing Technology And Education As A Means To Achieve Peace, Anand Balar

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

This project of Pax Populi was presented to the students in the Honors course called Beyond Afghanistan taught by Dr. Brite as an opportunity to do service learning. The goal of Pax Populi as taken from their mission statement is to “put the tools of peacemaking into the hands of ordinary people through initiatives that advance peace through education and economic development within a framework of human rights.”

The tool we used in this case was Skype web conferencing to communicate with an Afghan tutee the students were individually partnered up with to teach English skills to whether they be ...


Powerful Partnerships: A Community Program For Low Income, High School Dropouts And A University, Katherine R. Robbins-Hunt Ph.D., Beth Hatt, George Flowers Mar 2016

Powerful Partnerships: A Community Program For Low Income, High School Dropouts And A University, Katherine R. Robbins-Hunt Ph.D., Beth Hatt, George Flowers

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This session provides community and university staff results of a study examining the partnership between a community development program targeting low income, high school dropouts and a teacher preparation program. Presenters will describe methods for maintaining partnerships and discuss outcomes of the program in the areas of GED preparation, job skills training, health and wellness programming, and community service opportunities.


A Socio-Culturally Responsive Pedagogical Approach To Advance Migrant Students Literacy, Alma D. Stevenson, Scott Beck Mar 2016

A Socio-Culturally Responsive Pedagogical Approach To Advance Migrant Students Literacy, Alma D. Stevenson, Scott Beck

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation describes an innovative summer literacy program for intermediate and middle-level children of migrant farm workers that presented them with over two dozen children’s picture storybooks with migrancy themes, and systematically documented their responses to the books. Using these mentor texts and their responses as scaffolding, the students collaborated to create semi-autobiographical, illustrated narratives about growing up as migrants.


Error Types In Esl Writing In The United Arab Emirates, Hadi Banat Mar 2016

Error Types In Esl Writing In The United Arab Emirates, Hadi Banat

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

This study investigates the error types in second language writers’ papers at an institution in the United Arab Emirates. Morphological, syntactic, lexical, linguistic and semantic problems were highlighted and interpreted through error analysis and by comparing the linguistic systems of L1 and L2.


Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja Mar 2016

Creating And Publicizing A Diversity Plan, Michael J. Bugeja

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

The presentation explains how to create and publicize a diversity plan and to integrate that plan with a unit's mission statement and strategic plan.


Transformational Perceptions Of International Service Learning Projects: India And The Dominican Republic, Seth E. Jenny, Scot Rademaker, Geraldine Jenny Feb 2016

Transformational Perceptions Of International Service Learning Projects: India And The Dominican Republic, Seth E. Jenny, Scot Rademaker, Geraldine Jenny

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

This presentation will share qualitative research regarding two distinctly different service learning projects from two diverse universities. First, participant voices will be presented regarding Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania undergraduate students serving at a home for poverty stricken lepers’ children in India. Post-hoc interviews focused on prior expectations, the reality of the experience, lessons learned, transformational change, and service learning outcomes. In addition, preliminary data will be shared regarding Winthrop University pre-service teachers perceptions from a short-term study abroad trip within the context of poverty of the Dominican Republic. These students served through leading small teaching episodes within Dominican public ...


Using Spiral Dynamic Theory For Adult Civic Engagement Research And Social Justice Education, Lisa R. Brown Jan 2016

Using Spiral Dynamic Theory For Adult Civic Engagement Research And Social Justice Education, Lisa R. Brown

Adult Education Research Conference

Empirical civic engagement research based in a South American context. Participants included adult learner populations engaged in revolutionary protests that opposed private for-profit education in Chile. Findings were higher order Spiral Dynamic Theory thinking at the for-profits and lower civic engagement.


Cultural Differences Of Lifelong Learners In Using Emerging Technologies, Pei-Wei Lee Jan 2016

Cultural Differences Of Lifelong Learners In Using Emerging Technologies, Pei-Wei Lee

Adult Education Research Conference

To examine emerging technologies and discuss their potential to improve teaching and learning with respect to cultural factors. Understanding the cultural differences and how they affect teaching and learning will inform higher education to offer a friendly environment that benefit adult learners.