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Neff, Grace A.; Retsek, Jennifer; Berber-Jimenez, Lola; Barber, Nicole; Coles, Monica; Fintikakis, Christina; Huigens, Brent – Science Educator, 2010
Making chemistry both accessible and interesting to middle and high school students can be difficult. Convincing middle and high school teachers that they will learn something new and applicable from a professional development workshop in chemistry can be equally challenging. This paper describes the use of material science as a means to enhance…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Berber-Jimenez, Lola; Montelongo, Jose; Hernandez, Anita C.; Herter, Roberta; Hosking, David – Science Teacher, 2008
Unlike the vocabulary used in language arts and social studies, knowledge of expository text (text written to inform) and the language of science are required for reading and writing in science (Carrier 2005). This vocabulary, along with expository text structures, often is not taught in middle and high school classrooms, thus hindering students,…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Second Language Learning, Expository Writing, Sentences
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Montelongo, Jose; Berber-Jimenez, Lola; Hernandez, Anita C.; Hosking, David – Science Teacher, 2006
Many students enter high school unskilled in the art of reading to learn from science textbooks. Even students who can read full-length novels often find science books difficult to read because students have relatively little practice with the various types of expository text structures used by such textbooks (Armbruster, 1991). Expository text…
Descriptors: Textbook Research, Text Structure, Expository Writing, Reader Text Relationship
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Language/Area Reference Center. – 1985
The materials status report for the Berber languages, minority languages spoken in northern Africa, is one of a series intended to provide the nonspecialist with a picture of the availability and quality of texts for teaching various languages to English speakers. The report consists of: (1) a brief narrative description of the Berber language,…
Descriptors: Berber Languages, Content Analysis, Dialects, Dictionaries
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Yagmur, Kutlay – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2019
European discourse on linguistic minorities reflect the construction of inter-ethnic boundaries between national (such as Dutch or French), indigenous minorities (such as Basque, Catalan or Frisian), and immigrant minorities (Arabic, Berber or Turkish). In the European public discourse on immigrant minority groups, two major characteristics…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Minority Groups
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El Aissati, Abder; McQueen, James M.; Cutler, Anne – Cognition, 2012
Across many languages from unrelated families, spoken-word recognition is subject to a constraint whereby potential word candidates must contain a vowel. This constraint minimizes competition from embedded words (e.g., in English, disfavoring "win" in "twin" because "t" cannot be a word). However, the constraint would be counter-productive in…
Descriptors: Vowels, Word Recognition, Speech Communication, Afro Asiatic Languages
Descriptors: Berber Languages, Bibliographies, Culture, Diachronic Linguistics
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Alexeeva, Svetlana; Frolova, Anastasia; Slioussar, Natalia – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2017
The Possible Word Constraint, or PWC, is a speech segmentation principle prohibiting to postulate word boundaries if a remaining segment contains only consonants. The PWC was initially formulated for English where all words contain a vowel and claimed to hold universally after being confirmed for various other languages. However, it is crucial to…
Descriptors: Russian, Psycholinguistics, Speech Communication, Phonemes
Dodson, Leslie Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a gender-inclusive information system linking rural women in Agni Hiya, Morocco and water project managers from the Association Dar Si-Hmad. This research was motivated by an interest in exploring the linkages between information and communication technologies (ICT), climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Females, Information Systems
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Naji, Myriem – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2012
This article is concerned with the role of formal education in the upward social mobility of women in the Sirwa, a marginal Berber region of southern Morocco where carpets are produced by women, and marketed by men. To explore why girls' education in weaving takes precedence over formal education, the article considers the place of women's…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Foreign Countries, Social Mobility
Berber, Brian; Brovey, Andrew – 2001
Valdosta State University (VSU), fulfills the academic needs of the South Georgia area. Student performance on the state mandated science assessment was well below achievement levels compared to other subject areas. VSU must reach out to science teachers in the area to improve teaching skills if their students are to become productive,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Educational Technology
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Hachelaf, Ahmed Abdelhakim; Parks, Steve – Composition Forum, 2018
Twiza is a tricky word to translate from its original Berber. In its simplest meaning, Twiza speaks to the collective effort of a community to support each other. To speak of Twiza is to call forth, then, the collective material practices which enact the values of a civil society. As Edward Said highlighted decades ago however, when terms (or…
Descriptors: Risk, Afro Asiatic Languages, Community Support, Partnerships in Education
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Hassa, Samira – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2012
This study examines language planning as displayed in street names, advertising posters, billboards, and supermarket product displays in three Moroccan cities: Casablanca, Fes, and Rabat. The study reveals somewhat confusing language planning stemming from on-going political, economic, and social transformation in Morocco. More than 50 years after…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
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Weltens, Bert; de Bot, Kees – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1995
Reports a study of language learning and language attitudes among immigrants to the Netherlands. Questionnaires obtained from college students studying Dutch showed no evidence that Dutch was threatened by English and indicated that the importance attached to English as an international language did not lessen the value of Dutch for living in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Dutch, English (Second Language), Ideology
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el Moussaoui, Nabila; Braster, Sjaak – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
We explored the perceptions of children's cognitive development among Moroccan Arabic and Berber immigrant mothers who cannot read, who are less educated, middle educated or highly educated in the Netherlands. A series of in-depth interviews was conducted with 22 mothers with young children (mean age = 5 years and 6 months). Qualitative data…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Mothers, Academic Achievement, Young Children
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