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An artistic view of outer space
This is an art lesson easily integrated by art specialists or classroom teachers into any thematic unit that involves space, the solar system, or science fiction and is adaptable for students in grades 2 through 6. It incorporates the use of art materials such as oil pastels and compasses and the design concepts of shape and balance in a composition as well as providing the students with a fun and creative way to explore areas of geometry and science. This lesson is especially useful for classro
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Toward a Learning Technologies Knowledge Network
The National Science Foundation-funded Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT) is designed to be a national resource for stimulating research and development of technology- enabled solutions to critical problems in K-14 science, math, engineering and technology learning. The Center, launched at the end $1997, is organized around four themes identg5ed as areas where research is likely to result in major gains in teaching and learning, and sponsors research across disciplines and instit
Author(s): Pea Roy D.,Tinker Robert,Linn Marcia,Means Barbara

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Reflections from Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sylvia Chant, Professor Inderpal Grewal | In this Gender Institute 20th Anniversary Conference keynote, two distinguished scholars – Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal – will reflect on the presence of gender from the unique intersection of social science and humanities perspectives. Sylvia Chant’s paper is entitled Feminisation of Poverty’: ‘Win-Win’, ‘Lose-Lose’… or Gains at the Margin? The ‘feminisation of poverty’ has enjoyed a prominent place in Gen
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
These middle/junior high school activities require students to find and graph factors such as wind chill and relative humidity for up to a month, drawing from datasets available on the Internet or from local sources. Students then hypothesize relationships between pairs of factors, and test their ideas using data from a site in Oklahoma with a Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS). The activities are part of the Atmospheric Visualization Collection (AVC), which focuses on data from th
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A Good Childhood: searching for values in a competitive age
(We apologise for the poor audio quality, this was because of technical problem with the audio-visual system) Is childhood all it should be? Or has it been spoilt by broken homes, junk food, alcohol and exam stress? The speakers will present the findings of The Good Childhood Inquiry. Judy Dunn is professor of developmental psychology at King's College London, and was chair of The Good Childhood Inquiry. Richard Layard is director of the Well-being Programme in the LSE Centre for Economic Perfor
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Affidavit and Flyers from the Chinese Boycott Case
This site introduces students to one instance in which immigrants overcame the ramifications of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through the U.S. judicial system. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and math.
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Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Com
Film in composition: Developing critical thinking skills through the study of film in first-year composition presents an investigation of the application of film study in college writing instruction. The first two chapters argue for the inclusion of film in the teaching of writing; explore the cultural, social, and political relevance of film for the field of composition; and present a review of the theoretical and pedagogical applications of film study in secondary English and first-year writin
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An Observational Study Of Pre-Service Teachers’ Classroom Management Strategies
Employee attrition is disproportionately higher in the field of education, especially among novice teachers (Liu & Meyer, 2005). A recent survey of American teachers, conducted by MetLife (2005), found that 20% reported, “maintaining order and discipline in the classroom is the greatest challenge” (p. 5). The focus of this study was the problem of increased teacher attrition rates due to classroom management issues. The participants in the study attended six classroom management workshops t
Author(s): Rockey, Rebecca D.

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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science. Session 1. What Is Matter?: Properties and Classif
Matter is all around us,it’s what we and everything else are made of. Yet how do we define matter? What are the properties of matter that set it apart from something that is definitely not matter – such as light? In this session, we’ll build a working definition of matter, and distinguish between the different forms that it can take. We’ll also sort out the difference between “essential” and “accidental” properties of matter, and look at the role of classification in science,Students inv
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Favoriser l’intérêt des filles pour la génétique par l’investigation
Depuis plusieurs années, il a été remarqué un désintérêt des jeunes en général, et en particulier des filles, pour les sciences. Cet état de fait est un des critère pris en compte pour concevoir une séquence d’enseignement visant l’apprentissage de la structure de l’ADN et la notion de mutations, en classe de seconde. La séquence sera développée dans le cadre du projet européen SCY (Science Created by You), dont l’objectif est de créer des situations d’investigations suppor
Author(s): Chapel Gwendaël,Marzin Patricia,Ney Muriel,d'Ham

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The Rhetorical Situations of College Writing Assessment: Exigence, Constraints and Audience in the E
While literacy educators in the field of composition studies have traditionally approached the issue of writing assessment from a classroom perspective that emphasized assessment’s role in the processes of teaching and learning, recent trends in American public policy have made data gathered from educational assessment the basis for arguments of education policy reform. In particular, during the past 15 years, a loose affiliation of advocacy groups known as the P-16 movement has sought to use
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In Their Own Words: Korean Perspectives on Becoming English Interpreter/Translators
This interview study looks at the learning, life, and experiences of 15 professional Korean English interpreter/translators, exploring influences on their career choice, their education and upbringing, and their perspectives on their careers now. The following research questions guided the study: (1) What kind of background experiences led to these interpreter/translators’ interest in the field? (2) What kinds of language and cultural learning experiences have they had? (3) What experiences do
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Rural Voices Winding through the Andes Mountains: A Collective Creative Literacy Research Project
This dissertation was a collective creative literacy research study of a rural community in the Western part of the Venezuelan Andes. First, this study aimed at portraying the meanings attached to some forms of “vernacular literacy” (Barton and Hamilton, 1998) embedded in people’s everyday lives in the community of St. Isidro and in the learning of St. Isidro children in a nearby school. Second, a literacy workshop project was developed for a group of sixth graders to fuse both community a
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ROOTS AND WINGS: LANGUAGE ATTITUDES OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN NATIVE TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORT
Many professional Appalachian women have built their careers in employment environments which expect the language of the academy—Standard American English (SAE). This expectation, along with societal beliefs that Appalachian English (AE), the native vernacular of these women, is an inferior language variety, has led many women to balance the two language varieties through bidialectism. This qualitative study explored the language attitudes of twelve professional Appalachian women, seeking a be
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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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A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF TEACHERS CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
The purpose of this research study was to describe the characteristics and instructional practices of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the Early Childhood/Generalist category. The problem of the study is to examine if there are common characteristics that exemplary teachers use. The study rests upon the following considerations: 1) literacy learning is important and the early childhood period is prime time for language learning; 2) young chi
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Critique of Postmodern Ethics of Alterity versus Embodied (Muslim) Others: Incompatibility, Diversio
In this dissertation, I investigated postmodern alterity, constructivism, and agency through addressing their translatability and implications. In Chapter One, I critiqued postmodern main concepts of alterity and constructivism, showing that these terms can be vague and counterproductive unless they are attenuated with political socio-cultural realities. In Chapter Two, through analyzing modern texts, I explored claims that Western epistemology/ontology reduces the other to the Same. Although su
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