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A Comparison of Effectiveness of Structured and Non-Structured Strategies of Rhetorical Invention for Written Argumentation Produced by Community College Students
(Virginia Tech, 1999-04-12)
A recent shift in the composition studies has resulted in the renewal of interest in rhetorical invention. There is no uniformity among researchers and professionals about the optimal conditions preceding the composing ...
The Story of NADSA (The National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts, Inc.)
(Virginia Tech, 2000-06-20)
As the 25th president of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts, Inc. (NADSA), it was my goal to develop a plan of action for NADSA in the 21st century. Not only is my responsibility to continue the legacy ...
The Influence of Science Teacher Preparation Programs on Instructional Practices of Beginning Primary School Teachers in Malawi
(Virginia Tech, 2006-10-17)
The purpose of this study was to observe the science teaching practices of six primary school teachers in Standards 5 through 7, to learn about their perceptions of teaching science and to examine whether or not their ...
Virginia Tech Business College Alumni Reflect on Literature in their Lives
(Virginia Tech, 2006-02-01)
Some colleges and universities require their business majors to take literature classes; others do not. Some businesspeople, as well as many educators such as Donna M. Kish-Goodling (1999), William McCarron (1980), and ...
Retracing Footsteps of the Literati: Towards Understanding Literacy Development through Stories of Malawian Teacher Educators
(Virginia Tech, 2005-11-14)
If there is a single song in which nations, governments, human rights organizations, communities, and parents harmoniously blend their voices, it is that being literate is valuable and valued. Being literate entails one's ...
Factors Which Influence Kindergarten Teachers Selection of Trade Books for Use in Readaloud Sessions in Their Classrooms
(Virginia Tech, 1998-08-28)
Purposes and Procedures: According to many scholars (Huck et al., 1983; Chambers, 1983; Trelease, 1985; Kimmel and Segel, 1988), reading aloud is a powerful way to reach children academically and emotionally. Because ...
Appalachian studies in grades 6-12 language arts and English curricula in central Appalachia
(Virginia Tech, 1994)
The primary purposes of this study are to determine the extent to which Appalachian studies courses or units have become part of the middle and secondary public school English curricula in Central Appalachia and, in relation ...
Lessons of the heart: teaching and the poetic life of mind "full" possibilities
(Virginia Tech, 1998-04-22)
Education should grow the delicate flowers of our emotional hearts and souls as well as the sturdy plants of our minds; it should awaken us to depths of which the mind alone is not capable. This study presents reasoning ...
The role of the writing center in the writing practices of L2 students
(Virginia Tech, 1995-05-05)
A Savory Stew: Text Differentiation in a Middle School Immigration Unit
(Virginia Tech, 2011-08-03)
The goal of this case study of a mindful literacy teacher in a middle school social studies class was to describe the nature of one teacher's differentiated text choices in one seven week unit. The participant was nominated ...