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    • 15 A Historical Lens: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Benjamin Franklin (1788) provides great insight into how languages were taught during his time period. America’s language acquisition curriculum started with years of learning Latin in...
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    • 16 Also in the 1800s, Edgar Allen Poe, a famous nineteenth century author said, “Even where the sense is perfectly clear, a sentence may be deprived of half its force—its spirit—its point by improper punctuation” (as quoted in Shaw, 1963, p. 15);...
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    • 2 We have structured the school with flexibility in mind and believe a family environment exists that supports the students. Little time is devoted to college preparation or career exploration. Most of our students are not thinking that far in...
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    • 28 References Bedsworth, W., Colby, S., & Doctor, J. (2006). Reclaiming the American dream. Retrieved from The Bridgespan Group website: http://www.bridgespan.org/LearningCenter/ ResourceDetail.aspx?id=412 Cabrera, A.F. & La Nasa, S.M. (2002)....
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    • !37 means of paying for things. This meant that using ATMs was the only means of being able to pay for things. Unfortunately, this also meant that ATMs were always busy near me. One day in particular, I went to my bank hoping to withdraw some...
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    • 45 References Blank, R.K. & Alas, N. (2010). Effects of teacher professional development on gains in student achievement: How meta-analysis provides scientific evidence useful to education leaders. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness....
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    • 5 America’s colleges and universities. The participants present suggested the following recommendations: • Colleges and universities should encourage students to participate in community service, help to make sure that academic learning is a part...
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    • 5 Chapter 2 Review of Literature Introduction The purpose of this literature review was to examine the history, review the types, discuss the benefits, and analyze the barriers to school gardens. Many important considerations were summarized from...
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    • 50 References The National Association for Bilingual Education. (n.d.). Challenges and promising practices in early childhood and family literacy education. Retrieved October 12, 2010,...
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    • 58 References Applebee, A. N., & Langer, J. A. (2006). The state of writing instruction in America’s schools: what existing data tell us. In http://www.albany.edu. Retrieved April 19, 2011,...
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    • 6 to take some of the grading burden, teachers could more easily “assign more writing, and so students could get the practice they needed to develop as writers—practice that was not possible in most classrooms because of the burden it placed on...
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    • 8 million to the education system for this, and similar, purposes (National Defense Education Act of 1958, 2001). Funding for gifted programs started to increase during the 1970’s and 1980’s, in part, due to the creation of an official government...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction When approached for a reason for attending an institution of higher education, most students say they would like to earn a degree for higher job placement, higher salary, and higher satisfaction in their life accomplishments....
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    • Commitment 73 Publishing. Charmaz, K. (2006). Constructing grounded theory: A practical guide through qualitative analysis. Los Angeles: Sage. Clements, R. & Swensen, C. H. (2000). Commitment to one’s spouse as a predictor of marital quality among...
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    • ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESA AND LISTED SPECIES ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES. 61 Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill and Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon, both have come to...
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    • ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESA AND LISTED SPECIES ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES. 77 and population as a whole (as I believe it is), then the burden needs to be shared, not limited in its distribution. Conclusions This over the course of...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 10 Chapter 3: Literature Review Introduction The literature pinpoints a wide array of factors that contribute to weaknesses in America’s education system and also suggest various ways to improve it. Some argue that...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 15 Inconsistent Academic Standards According to research done by the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association Center: For years, the academic progress of our nation’s students has been...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 2 Abstract The education reform movement that started during the presidency of Jimmy Carter has been underway for 35 years. Research shows that despite federal reform efforts and vast increases in educational...
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    • EDUCATION REFORM IN AMERICA 22 Increasing familial involvement in America is a starting point in bottom-up reform efforts. The family unit is the basic unit of society, where citizens learn their first life lessons. It seems only natural that the...

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