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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...
are working. The children speak Spanish to their parents, and both English and Spanish to each
other. While the interview is conducted in Spanish with the mom, she mentioned that she is
learning English from her children and likes to practice...
home. Both high and low ELLs received homework help from family members on a regular
basis, which included parents, cousins, aunts, and grandparents. These averages were based on a
5-point scale: never = 1, rarely = 2, sometimes = 3, most of the...
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Chapter 3: Method
An ethnographic approach to research allows researchers to immerse themselves into a culture and collect naturalistic data. Naturalistic data consists of real-world observations rather than...
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understand what the communication practices say about the people’s location, how they are related to that place, and how an individual should relate to this environment when inhabiting it.
In interpreting practices by...
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Recent national news regarding prominent celebrities increased the bitterness and feelings of victimization for many people in Centennial Park. Interviewee #15 emphatically voiced his displeasure with the hypocrisy he saw in...
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,
Naglieri, Kaufman, & Kavale, 2004, p. 6). However, many see the current IQ-achievement
discrepancy manner of classification of students into a learning disability category as flawed.
Vellutino, Scanlon, and Lyon (2000) found that IQ-achievement...
implement new programs every year. One teacher said her greatest barrier was there was not
enough of her to go around to help all of the students all of the time. Table 5 represents teachers
responses related to RTI’s effect on teaching.
Evaluation of teacher perspective on implementation of an RTI framework provided a
bridge from theoretical understanding to practical application of the model. Insights of practicing
educators highlighted and supported...
Learning by Doing: An Event Internship at the Cedar City Offices
As a young girl, when people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would excitedly answer with, “A waitress at Pizza Hut.” Today, when asked the same...
The main project and finale to my internship was the SATW dinner. This discussion section will illustrate how I connected the concepts within my literature review to my work during this main event. The elements throughout the event...
Smith (2008) discussed the importance of reaching the target audience to inform them about the event. In the case of the SATW dinner, there was a captive audience. The travel writers were already coming for the convention, so most would attend the...
Throughout the semester, the internship aided in developing needed skills and information for a future career in the field. Keeping a journal of daily tasks and projects assisted in future tailoring of a resume and examples to show...
Week Fifteen – April 22-28
I had my prospectus meeting recently and was advised to include stakeholder theory in my internship experience. Today, I am going to immerse myself in researching the theory to see if I can understand what it is all...
I called Cindy at the volunteer center. Our number of volunteers is up to 10. I called Ben Hohman from Shakespeare about the red carpet. He is having someone drop it off before 5 on Thursday and we need to have a check for $20 written to...
away. We started to run out of wine glasses as people would go for a second glass, so Byron and I grabbed as many wine glasses as we could and ran them upstairs and had one of the Heritage Center workers washing them and running them back...