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Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy; Newton, Joanna – Educational Leadership, 2017
Wide vocabulary knowledge is associated with proficiency in reading comprehension and scores on tests involving comprehension. Yet assessments show that U.S. students at various grade levels have demonstrated no improvement in their vocabulary knowledge since 2009. Literacy expert Timothy Rasinski and colleagues argue that students need improved…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Improvement
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Crosson, Amy C.; Moore, Debra – Reading Psychology, 2017
A majority of the challenging words that adolescent readers encounter in school texts are morphologically complex and from the Latinate layer of English. For these words, bound roots carry important meaning, such as the relation between innovative and its bound root, nov, meaning "new." This study investigated the effects of instruction…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Intervention
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Trigos-Carrillo, Lina; Rogers, Rebecca – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
Twenty years after the New London Group's publication of "A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies," we present an analytical literature review that traces the routes and roots of multiliteracies scholarship in Latin America. We found high research activity in Latin America in the areas of literacy education and critical literacy; indigenous,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Disadvantaged, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries
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Appe, Susan; Rubaii, Nadia; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastian; Capobianco, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Engagement is widely recognized by higher education institutions, nation-states, and international organizations as the third pillar in the mission of university education. Despite the global reach of this concept, published research is disproportionately based on examples from the United States. This article brings to light the rich and extensive…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Social Justice, Social Responsibility
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VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; MacFarlane, Bronwyn; Baska, Ariel – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The need for language programs in schools is strong among gifted students, who need the depth and complexity provided by a world language program. Gifted students can benefit from exposure to global cultures, a deepened emphasis on conceptual learning, and an appreciation of issues that shape today's world. Second language learning carries high…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academically Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Characteristics
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De Swanson, Rosario – Hispania, 2017
The poem "Ritmos negros del Perú" by Afro-Peruvian writer Nicomedes Santa Cruz recovers Afro-Peruvian history and agency through the retelling of the journey of a mythical grandmother. Through the retelling of her story, the poet claims blackness and African roots as pillars of Peruvian culture. In so doing, Santa Cruz opens the door not…
Descriptors: History, Story Telling, Foreign Countries, Poetry
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Edison, Thomas Wayne – Hispania, 2017
Carmen Montañez's novel "Pelo bueno, pelo malo" acknowledges the struggle that some Caribbean individuals face in accepting their blackness. The novel integrates the union of ancestors with the living, thus reflecting the Bantu concept known as "Muntu". This Puerto Rican novel presents a deep social problem of internalized…
Descriptors: Novels, Blacks, African Culture, Self Concept