To those of you who wish to weave a tapestry
of life in threads of rose-gold and blue-violet, we
the staff offer this bound portfolio of memories in a
With its help, the faces of old friends will live
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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...
there is a possibility that someone else in the home is (Haneda, 2006). ELL out-of-school
“literacy practices are typically bilingual or multilingual in nature” (Haneda, 2006, p. 339), as
they are associated with religion and parental...
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...
English language proficiency and literacy skills, and were based on a 5-point scale: pre-emergent
= 1, emergent = 2, intermediate = 3, advanced = 4, and fluent = 5.
Student Participant Selection Based on CRT and UALPA Scores
Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used for data collection in this
research project to answer questions about the high degree of variability in HLEs among ELLs
from low-SES families. Investigative measures,...
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....
company. Dad explains that he works hard so that his children can one day go to college. “Tengo
sueños todo el tiempo que mis hijos algún día ir a la universidad.” He dreams all the time that
his children will one day go to college. If...
Literacy Activities in the Community
27. How often do you go
to the community library?
1x a week 1x month 1x a year Never
28. Where do you find
books to read outside of
school? (Circle all that
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raised by mothers deprived of their basic rights; impoverishment; and, violation of their fundamental dignity. The harms against men include: the unequal distribution of spouses and related ostracism of younger men forced to...
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The interpretive mode. After the communication act is observed and recorded, the interpretive mode seeks to find the significance and importance in the act. In the interpretive mode it is important to identify the premises...
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(1) Meanings about being, personhood and identity. The first radiant answers the question, who am I or who are we? In addition to the actual words communicated by participants, there is additional information that they...
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believed that abuse was rare in their community, but because of the distrust of the dominant culture and especially leadership figures, polygamists often did not see appealing to police or social programs as an option to...
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Other events were centered on holidays. A Christmas choral concert provided a way for the community to celebrate the holiday together. Choirs of young children, high school aged children, and adults provided a mixture of...
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Although nothing can replace the loss of a parent, the loss was made easier because of the strength of the family and the closeness of the community. After returning to the other dinner guests, we all talked about their...
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Park. These polygamists considered themselves to be good people and it was emotionally painful for them when they felt unfairly characterized by people who were ignorant of their culture or actively and knowingly...
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largely remained unstudied. The emergence of this culture allows for a greater understanding of the beliefs, norms, and lifestyle of a unique and interesting culture.
Consistent with all participant observation studies where...