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assessment is to provide educators with a total proficiency score for use in their schools, districts,
and state, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Students will be assessed in the
four language acquisition modalities of...
one in which parents may still value literacy and their children’s education; however, they are
less educated and engage in fewer literacy activities in the home. Students from literacy-oriented
communities have proven to be more prepared for...
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...
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Chapter 2: Review of Literature
In order to clearly organize the literature to be reviewed, I organized the literature into three categories, (a) polygamy, (b) power differentiation, and (c) co-cultural...
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Vietnam, you’re dead.” Although this interviewee never encountered this soldier after basic training, this abuse left an indelible mark on this man that lasted for decades and contributed to his desire to live in an...
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husband. Some of the young sister-wives even called her “Mom” for a while as they matured in their roles as wives and mothers.
There are no relationships in monogamous culture that are the same as that of a sister-wife....
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been organized for five years. Despite this amount of time, the process of shifting from assertive separation to assertive accommodation was not complete and not uniform throughout the community. I noticed that for those...
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To Whom It May Concern:
Press dispatches having been sent for political purposes, from Salt Lake City, Which have been widely published, to the effect that the Utah Commission , in their...
student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective
assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts
into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school.
A lack of...
When teachers inaccurately or inadvertently give assignments that do not reach
the intended learning, there is a chance of doing more harm than good for a student’s
attitude towards the subject (Michael, 2007). Math homework is assigned to...
parents end up doing the bulk of the homework assignments in order to simply just get it
done (Simplicio, 2005).
Policies and practices that have formed consistent positive results regarding math
homework are: “(a) Homework must help students...
area”(Silvermann, 2002). In fact, rote recall of sequential math steps in order to answer
math problems leads to a shallow level of understanding (Rapp, 2009).
The visual spatial learner has the same probability of being successful...
• The degree of repetition of topics (U.S. curriculum was highly repetitive; topics
were introduced too early, taught with too little depth, and were endlessly
• Logical order of topics (topics in U.S. were not presented in a...
Some Parents Have the Will but Lack the Ability to Help Their Children in Mathematics
Many parents of today’s children were involved in a much different math
curriculum than what their children face now (Harris & Goodall, 2008)....
support those struggling students.
To complete this study, the researcher developed a math homework tracker to
obtain a better idea of what is being done at home to support students in day to day
learning objectives. This tracker was...
struggling students was successful or not.
As required by Southern Utah University Department of Graduate Studies
in Education, all necessary Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements were
met throughout the conduct of this creative...
Figure 2. Daily Homework Assignments
Individual Student Improvement On Homework Assignments Over Three Units Of Math
Daily Homework Assignments
Student A Student B student C Student C
Percentage improvement 41.0 62.0 45.0...
During the first unit of math the researcher provided no extra help after class on
the concept that was being taught during the day. The second and third units taught were
done in conjunction with an extra math class for those four students...