ially proud, are as fol-lows:
school connection and the HLEs of these students are just some of the reasons for these
remarkable academic achievements.
This study did not collect data from any schools other than Dixie Sun Elementary. It
focused on ELLs in the...
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...
of how Purcell-Gates (1995) provided reading intervention for Donny in exchange for
documentation and careful examination of literacy development through the social and cultural
perspectives of a family from the “white underclass, a minority...
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...
needs to be debunked. A Canadian study that has emerged based on literacy pedagogy in the 21st
century is The Multiliteracy Project that prepares students for new literacies in a global and
diverse world. The term multi-literacies is a more...
that curriculum standards are taught and students are prepared for end-of-level tests, such as the
CRTs. However, if educators recognize that another priority of teaching should be to learn about
the HLEs, home communities, and the cultural...
has one sister, but her dad has returned to Mexico and is married to another woman, and he has
an entirely new family. The relentless pain this has caused Dulce is obvious as she constantly
talks about her dad at school and expresses her sorrow....
This chapter is outlined by first revisiting the problem and issues and why they are
important to this final discussion. Next, the similarities and differences between the results of
this study and that of others are...
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The community of Centennial Park, Arizona was a small and quiet neighborhood that had one significant differentiating characteristic from other small, rural towns in Arizona; the members of the community openly...
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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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headquarters of the FLDS Church. There are many reasons to study this small community, some of these include understanding their lifestyle, their beliefs, how they try to differentiate themselves from the often negative...
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members lived in relative peace as they established colonies throughout, what are today the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada. As the borders of the United States expanded to include the Mormon...