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community to display children’s work, bringing children’s artifacts from home to display at
school, and sharing photographs outside the classroom (Feiler et al., 2008).
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE)...
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...
boyfriend lives with the family in the home. Maria has two little sisters that she helps tend.
Maria’s real dad lives in Texas and was very abusive to Maria’s mom in the past. Maria’s
maternal grandma lives in St. George and Maria’s mom...
and a mix of English and Spanish to their parents. Alma’s mom recognizes the value of acquiring
two languages and has learned English through her children. She has also learned English
through her job and finds it an asset to speak English...
from a variety of schools within Washington County School District, or even within the entire
state of Utah, were beyond the scope of this investigation but would have helped to add more
insight with the results.
In future research on issues addressed in the present study, it would be valuable to
examine the relationships among such variables as low literacy scores, the mobility of students,
and poverty levels. Also, the degree to which English is spoken...
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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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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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needed for two to three years. The mission provides a period of time for these young men to assess their commitment to the work and to focus on giving back to their community. In the process, these young men learn valuable...
behind academically they lose a certain amount of self-confidence. This is especially
crucial when dealing with math. The time restraints in a regular education classroom
make it difficult for a teacher to address the varying problems of each...
Math can pose problems for students, teachers, and parents alike. This project
examines peer-revised research to determine common characteristics of successful and
not so successful math students, teachers, and home...
attained the mastery criterion early in the sequence of tasks. (Burns &
VanDerHeyden, 2009, p. 85-86).
Most educators and schools are aware of the active process of early intervention
and practice it daily.
Iron Springs Elementary in Cedar City,...
Frustration with math and the poor attitude that follows can severely damper a
student’s ability to succeed in the present and future. A negative attitude towards math is
one of the biggest hurdles that educators must overcome before any real...
Where parents are capable of guiding the child and are inclined to supervise the
home study, their children succeed in school. But where the parents are illiterate
or for other reasons are unable to supervise the home study, their children as...
A common interpretation of the link between low parental knowledge and
child/adolescent problem behavior is that parents, by actively monitoring the
nature of their adolescents’ activities and companions, are better able to intervene,
The purpose of this creative project is to determine what influence parents have
on student success in math and what can be done as a teacher to rectify a lack of parental
involvement in a child’s math education. Specific...
multiplying, and dividing of decimals, number sense, basic algebraic understanding, and
simple adding and subtracting of fractions.
The fifth grade basic skills results were high in relation to the scores of their
initial sixth grade test, and...
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This project examines the 2008 internal campaign at Southern Utah University (SUU) that targeted full-time employees with the goal of increasing employee donations to the university through payroll deductions. It explores the...
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However, my actual job activities at the time included not just alumni duties, but also those of directing the annual giving program.
The arrival of Vice President Jones to campus ushered in a new and increased focus on...