S. A. R. Winner
The most important speaking event of the school year was the S. A. R.
Oratorical contest sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution. This
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...
in their first language (L1); however, this is not always the case. Cooter (2006) describes the
American Idol star, Fantasia Barrino, who recently wrote a memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy
Tale (2005) that tells of her experiences as an...
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...
students’ investment in school learning appears to increase” (Haneda, 2006, p. 343). ELLs can
then feel safe to learn in this type of school environment as it allows them become active readers
and writers when exposed to new texts.
It is not...
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Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale
In mainstream America, conversations about “my first marriage” or “my second wife” are commonplace and would hardly be cause for pause. With the divorce rate in the United States...
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Public interest in polygamy has steadily increased in the past decade as television dramas such as HBO’s “Big Love,” talk shows like Oprah and Dr. Phil, TLC’s reality television show “Sister Wives” and news...
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Doctrine and Covenants in section 132, The Lord explained that the principle of plural marriage, as part of a “new and everlasting covenant” was an essential principle of salvation. As such, it was imperative for Joseph...
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’40’s and ‘50’s, which had broken their families apart for up to ten years. Understandably, the Centennial Park Action Committee (CPAC) tentatively began shedding light on their lifestyle that was considered strange,...
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opposition as outsiders already had strong preconceived notions about polygamy. Most people naturally lumped all polygamous communities together and assumed the atrocities that were happening in Colorado City were ubiquitous...
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purposes for practicing polygamy. Their work gave a holistic and broadly based understanding of what life was like for people in the two fundamentalist communities in which they worked.
To establish the...
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by the dominant faction. Surrounding this dominant society there are many peripheral groups that make up the remainder of general society. Members of these muted groups are distinguished from “mainstream” culture because...
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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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no wives. Most of these men expected to be asked by the community leaders to marry another wife sometime in the future. Contraceptives were discouraged because the Work preached that the main purpose of life on earth is to...
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Chapter 4: Findings
The main purpose for the community of Centennial Park’s transition from assertive separation to assertive accommodation was to gain greater acceptance and understanding from the dominant culture....
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many younger polygamists dressed very conservatively, the clothes they wore were stylish and modern. An older woman in the community demonstrated the modesty standard as she pointed to her collar bone and stated, “You...