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Two Factor Index of Social Position
Developed to estimate positions occupied by individuals within society's structure. Defines occupation and education as determinants of social position.
Implementing preschool curriculum: Mentoring and coaching as key components to teacher professional development
Preschool education plays an important role in increasing school readiness and closing achievement gaps for children at risk. With public schools facing heightened accountability requirements, pre-kindergarten is one of ...
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A pedagogical perspective
For my Master’s thesis I elected to weave in and out of a scholarly and pedagogical dissection of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream . As a Masters student in the English department I felt that my thesis would be my ...
An examination of linguistic and sociocultural variables in writing a dissertation among Turkish doctoral students
Throughout the world, an increasing number of graduate students pursue advanced degrees in English medium universities or departments where English is a foreign language. Yet so far, researchers have focused on international ...
Impact of parental education on children's development
Parents' education, and in particular, mother's education is shown to have a positive effect on their children's outcomes. However, questions on its causality, channels by which the effect transmits and the relative ...
Learning across contexts and time in an inclusive classroom: Struggling adolescent writers use an independent learning strategy to improve essay writing
Writing essays is an essential skill that is difficult for struggling adolescent writers. Empirical literature suggests that the use of graphic organizers can improve essays when prompted by the teacher, but whether a ...
The effects of technology on students' achievement motivation in Chinese college English classes
This study examined the effects of technology on students’ achievement motivation in the context of Chinese college English classes. One hundred and fifty undergraduate students in seven different colleges and universities ...
The long-term effectiveness of Reading Recovery and the cost-efficiency of Reading Recovery relative to the Learning Disabled classification rate
There is a great deal of research supporting Reading Recovery as a successful reading intervention program that assists below level first graders readers in closing the gap in reading at the same level of their average ...
How professional socialization and practice characteristics shape culturally competent care
For this research, I used a sociological framework that draws on theoretical and empirical works that seek to understand health disparities and the social organization of health care. My purpose is to understand the factors ...
Enduring reputations: The durable structure of class, knowledge, and status in higher education
More than a decade ago, art historian Carol Duncan (1993) questioned the legitimacy of the democratization of an “elite” liberal arts education, challenging assumptions held by educators, administrators, and scholars that ...