College Student Perceptions of Expectations for Academic Literacy in Their First Term
This case study observes five first-term college students as they adapt, apply, or reject academic literacy practices in two of their core courses at Georgia Southern University. This information is intended to help the teacher-researcher as well as her university identify how students make the difficult transition from high school to university literacy expectations. During the sixteen-week fall semester, the researcher observed students in their classroom environments, interviewed each individ
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The Impact of Reading Self-Efficacy and the Regulation of Cognition on the Reading Achievement of an
The goal of the current study was an investigation of the relationship between reading self-efficacy and regulation of cognition, important components in the development of self-regulated learning, and reading achievement; the impact of the demographic variables of age, student sex and socioeconomic status were also considered. This quantitative quasi-experimental design utilized a sample of eighty-four fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from a rural school district in North Central Pennsyl
Rural Adolescent Perceptions of the Availability and Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment
The prevalence of substance abuse among rural adolescents has equaled or surpassed rates in urban youth, but rural substance abusers go untreated at rates twice that of urban populations. Cultural norms adverse to help-seeking, and low availability and accessibility of substance treatment in rural areas may effect treatment utilization. The primary purpose of this study was to assess rural adolescents’ substance problem recognition and perceptions of substance abuse treatment availability and
Effects of the Utilization of a Reading Coach for Professional Development on Pennsylvania Elementar
Recent studies have suggested that there is correlation between professional development and student achievement (Pritchard & Marshall, 2002; Showers & Joyce, 1996). The specific models for professional development are being evaluated for their effectiveness, as the educational community seeks effective reforms for improving student achievement. The purpose of this study was to delve into the assumptions related to the effectiveness of professional development opportunities and its correlations
Parenting Education for Low-Income Parents of Preschoolers: What is the Most Effective Approach?
Parent education programs have been found to be effective interventions for lower-socioeconomic families. (Baydar, Reid, & Webster-Stratton, 2002). Although research has reliably reported that any parent training is better than no parent training (Helm & Kozloff, 1986), the effectiveness of group parent education programs which emphasize relational improvement is largely unknown. The present study attempted to address this question by comparing archival data collected between the years 1999 and
Family Influence on Children’s Second Language Literacy Building: A Case Study of Korean Families
This qualitative case study aims to explore the effects of family influence on children’s second language acquisition (SLA) by investigating Korean parents’ perspectives on early English education and their strategies for the children’s second language literacy building, both in Korea and in the U.S. The data collection depended primarily on interviews and observation. For the triangulation of this data collection, children’s artifacts were also analyzed. I applied triangulation to the d
A Writing Teacher Learns from his Students: The Symbiosis of Student-Centered Pedagogy and Teacher R
This teacher research study documents the attempts of a college writing teacher to use response-oriented, student-centered pedagogy as a means of providing practical learning experiences for his students while simultaneously providing a practical professional development opportunity for himself. In pursuit of this goal, the teacher promoted a dialogue with the students that sought to engender their sense of engagement in the class while simultaneously encouraging their criticism and analysis of
A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
Classification of Precedents - A Hybrid Approach to Indexing and Retrieving Design Cases in SEED (a
An efficient indexing of past solutions is crucial to case-based design (CBD) systems performing complex retrieval on large case-bases. This paper suggests a hybrid approach to the indexing and retrieval of design precedents. The suggested approach accounts for the issues of classification manifested in architectural discussions on type and CBD literature. The indexing scheme integrates description-logic based representation for classification and an object-based representation for precedents. T
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
High impact polystyrene (HIPS) or 'rubber-toughened polystyrene' is a two-phase mixture of polybutadiene (a synthetic rubber) in polystyrene. The two phases are immiscible, with polybutadiene crystallising out of the melt to form spheroidal particles. In fact, polystyrene is the first phase to crystallise, forming even an even finer dispersion of polystyrene particles which become trapped within the polybutadiene when a phase inversion occurs at around 10% solidification. In the particular re
Africa and the World: the view from Washington
Ambassador Wolpe will comment on the Obama Administration's Africa policy and its perceptions of the continent's place in the international community today. Howard Wolpe is former special envoy to the Great Lakes Region for President Barack Obama. Dr Chris Alden is Co-Head of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. Michael Cox is Professor of International Relations at the Department of International Relations at LSE.
Watch: Blair Chamber and Concert Choirs
The Blair Chamber and Concert Choirs, directed by David Binns Williams, performing their spring 2010 concert on April 11 in Ingram Hall. Media Contact: Cindy Steine firstname.lastname@example.org
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
2.4 ‘Culture, identity and power’ Having unpacked some of the issues to do with the term ‘Roman empire’ we turn now to ‘culture, identity and power’, wide-ranging terms involving many different aspects which are often closely interlocked. The following essay, ‘Looking for culture, identity and power’, is designed to help you consider various factors and experiences that helped to shape culture, identity and power as social forces in the empire. It introduces some key topics and terminology. Pl
Having unpacked some of the issues to do with the term ‘Roman empire’ we turn now to ‘culture, identity and power’, wide-ranging terms involving many different aspects which are often closely interlocked.
The following essay, ‘Looking for culture, identity and power’, is designed to help you consider various factors and experiences that helped to shape culture, identity and power as social forces in the empire. It introduces some key topics and terminology. Pl
2.7.1 The building of Thugga
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman city of Thugga and examines the influence that Roman architecture and art had on Africa and its people.
Tribute to R. Scott Appleby
A tribute to R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Dr. Appleby received the distinguished faculty award at the Notre Dame vs. Army football game on November 20, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. http://nd.edu/aboutnd/spotlight/appleby/
Australia-Japan security relationship: Koko kara doke e? (Where to from here?)
Allan McKinnon, International Security Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr Masashi Nishihara, President, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo and Professor Kent Anderson, Director, School of Culture, History and Language at ANU take part in this forum. The forum, 'The Australia-Japan security relationship: Koko kara doke e? (Where to from here?)' was recorded at The Australian National University on 17 November 2010. It was organised by the National Security College
Homeland Defense- Combating Violent Extremism panel
An international component was introduced with the third panel's focus on lessons learned in combating violent extremism. Mr. Frank Cilluffo of GWU's On Nov. 17 and 18 the Center for Strategic Leadership was joined by its partners in the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America in hosting the 5th annual Homeland Defense and Security Symposium at Carlisle Barracks. Homeland Security Policy Institute led discussion of both domestic and international concerns surrounding the issue,