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    • OBJECTIVES OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE HENRY OBERHANSLEY Director A SCHOOL is a place in which we can get experiences and in-terpretations faster and more ac-curately than we can outside school. Our school life today furnishes op-portunities rich in...
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    • founded outside of Utah in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho and Wyorning. Al1 told, at least a hundred new Mormon settlements were founded outside of Utah between 1876 and 1879, as well as many new colonies being settled in Utah in remote...
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    • ming, Southern Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Northern Arizona and Southern California were all included in their rolonization plans. Strategic points throughout this vast empire were to be occupied and controlled. The intervening territory would be filled...
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    • 9 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...
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    • 18 discovery that emerged from this qualitative study were the differences in the amounts of literacy activities that took place per hour. For example, even though these families were all from low- SES backgrounds, researchers categorized them into...
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    • 22 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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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 3 Abstract 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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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 23 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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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 30 understanding of why social inequality exists (McCall, 2005). For example, instead of focusing on gender by itself, many feminists are evaluating various biological, social and cultural categories such as gender, race,...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 31 social spheres. Often power is distributed and assigned to achieve specific goals, which dilutes the concentration of power by spreading it to several different people; (5) subverted groups nearly always possess some power....
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 32 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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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 33 Important to standpoint theory is the idea that a person who has constructed an oppositional position is more aware not only of her own position and role in society, but also aware of the positions and roles of those within...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 34 Co-cultural Theory As human beings we are trained to understand the world around us by the use of language (Foss & Littlejohn, 2011). The use of language creates a structure for interpretation of information and gives us a...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 35 (Orbe, 1998, p. 8)? This intrapersonal communication can be conscious or subconscious, but illustrates the process by which members of co-cultures assess how their communication will affect their ultimate relationship with...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 36 Orbe (1998) explains that there exist three levels of expediency in pursuing the goals of assimilation, accommodation, and separation: nonassertive, assertive, and aggressive. Because this study focused specifically on the...
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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 37 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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    • STRAIGHT IS THE GATE 38 RQ1: What are the dominant cultural themes of the Centennial Park co-culture and how are they communicated? RQ2: How has the co-culture of Centennial Park transitioned from assertive separation to assertive accommodation and...


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