Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; MK Tunnel; Morrison Knudsen; Cold War; Buckhorn Well
The pumphouse and storage tank of Buckhorn Well are visible 3.4 miles west of the MK tunnel site. Water from this well is used for livestock today, but was the source of water for drilling operations of the MK Tunnels project. The well was intially...
community and family settings are valued in the development of literacy among students who are
not identified with the dominant culture. Factors such as language, culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic
status explain patterns of student...
deprived of learning because of their social isolation and lack of interaction, which affected their
overall cognitive functioning. As a result, Vygotsky set out to transform education in Russia by
creating new pedagogical styles that would...
say that educators “should understand that linguistic barriers, diverse social practices, and a
multiplicity of assumptions, beliefs, and perceptions contribute to difficult discourse” (p. 353).
Therefore, linking academic learning...
community to display children’s work, bringing children’s artifacts from home to display at
school, and sharing photographs outside the classroom (Feiler et al., 2008).
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE)...
the school by using funds from the Effective Teaching and Learning Literacy Program (USDOE,
These government programs are examples of how educators and scholars are redefining
literacy as the term expands into the experiences and lives...
students. Unfortunately, there is a connection between the number of students who qualify for
Title I services and “children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic
standards” (USDOE, 2010b). Schools that have at...
Questionnaires, language arts scores from end-of-level CRTs, UALPA scores, free and
reduced lunch data (Title I), and ethnographic case studies were used to examine the connections
between home-literacy environments and literacy...
perspective about the HLEs of ELLs from low-SES families. The instruments used to collect
data for this study are located in Appendices A through D.
The tasks that were completed in sequential order to accomplish the purpose of the...
for ELLs from low-SES backgrounds to succeed. There is a group of low-SES ELLs who have
managed to break through these barriers between home and school and have excelled
academically. The home visits conducted in this research have revealed the...
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culture are flexible enough to adapt to the other culture; thus, creating a stronger and richer joint culture as a result (Orbe, 1998).
In America, the dominant demographics have historically been white, protestant,...
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needed for two to three years. The mission provides a period of time for these young men to assess their commitment to the work and to focus on giving back to their community. In the process, these young men learn valuable...
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Littlejohn, S. W., & Foss, K. A. (2011)....
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (2001). Doctrine and covenants student manual (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Church Educational System. Utah/Arizona Attorney General's Offices. (2009). The primer: A...
area”(Silvermann, 2002). In fact, rote recall of sequential math steps in order to answer
math problems leads to a shallow level of understanding (Rapp, 2009).
The visual spatial learner has the same probability of being successful...
may be unrelated to what is going on in the classroom, there is still a lot of pressure
placed on the positive results from these assessments.
The assumption that something is wrong with education is based on sparse
information about the...