Session Descriptions

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning


To submit a proposal, please visit the Call for Papers area. Once accepted, presentations will appear in a table below. Final papers will be refereed and published in print and electronic formats.


Dr Norbert Pachler (United Kingdom) Caroline Daly (United Kingdom)
Professional Teacher Learning in Virtual Environments: Myth or Reality? - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this paper we explore the affordances of virtual environments in enabling professional teacher learning.

Dr Stephanie Evans (United States)
"African American Dialects and Schooling: A Review of Vernacular Black English" - 30 min. Conference Paper
An overview of non-standard English in American Schools today. The research and debates in American Education with an emphasis on the attitudes and behaviors of teachers in shaping achievement in schools for African American students.

Margie Dizon (Australia)
"Don't be Shame, be Game" - Improving Literacy and Numeracy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Mature-Aged Australians through Computer Use - 30 min. Conference Paper
Improving the Literacy and Numeracy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Mature-Aged Australians through computer use is not a new concept and it works well.

Dr. K. Nicola Williams (United States)
"If you can't stand any Love and Attention, Don't Come Here": How Students and Teachers talk about Life in Classrooms Centered upon Cultural Teaching Missions and Practices - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study was conducted to better understand how teachers and students talk about “cultural” teaching practices in mission-centered, literacy-rich classrooms.

Keith C. Truscott (Australia) Lesley Newhouse-Maiden (Australia)
The "Last Frontier" for Curriculum Framework: Reflections On An Australian Indigenous Business Tertiary Degree - Virtual Presentation
This research paper attempts to reflect on the curriculum framework decision-making process and outcomes for a new Australian Indigenous tertiary business degree course within its first three years.

John Duffy (United States)
"Primitives" and Pencils: The Social Construct of Preliteracy - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper critically examines the concept of "preliteracy," arguing that it devalues the cultures to which it is applied by 1) situating them within a nineteenth century narrative of primitiveness and 2) placing them within a deficit model that limit their educational opportunities.

Dr Gido Mapunda (Australia)
'O' Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Capacity Building and the Role of Education in Personal and Social Transformation in Developing Countries: An Argument for a Grounded Theory Model? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Capacity building, donor countries and the role of education in personal and social transformation.

Dr Nidia González Rodríguez (Cuba)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Profesora Maribel Gálvez Parkes (Chile)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Dr Angel Villarini Jusino (Puerto Rico)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Kris Gutierrez (United States)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Raul Pizzaro (Cuba)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Dr Héctor Valdéz Veloz (Cuba)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Dr Consuello Viciedo Domínguez (Cuba)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Lillian Holt (Australia)
A Case Study in Indigenous Education within the Higher Education Sector (Australia) - 30 min. Conference Paper
- Education for first nations or indigenous peoples - Learning in and about cultural environments: identity, belonging and the cultural conditions of learning - Educational leadership and management: managing knowledge organizations - Knowing the world in order to transform the world: education for personal and contextual transformation

Dr. Joe Kretovics (United States) Dr William Armaline (United States) Dr Kathy Farber (United States) Dr Chris Fox (United States) Dr Svetlana Betyukova (United States) Heather Stevens-Kittner
A Comprehensive Approach to School Restructuring to Improve Achievement for all Students: Results from the field. - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presentation will document a project that involves an integrated effort to carefully restructure the school experience, beginning in the middle school and continuing through the high school. The restructuring model is intended to develop a closely-knit, family atmosphere through smaller learning communities.

Dr Ali Borjian (United States)
A New Approach in Meeting the Needs of Latinos in American Schools: Students’ Views on Attending a Redesigned Small High School - 60 min. Workshop
Low income, urban minority students attending large urban schools are facing learning environments that are dramatically substandard. The situation is dramatically different for those in well-designed small high schools.

Yuk-ching LAI (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
A Pilot Study of Integrating Disabled Children into Hong Kong Mainstream Kindergartens: Perceptions of Teachers and Parents of Mainstream Kindergartens without Integrated Programme - 30 min. Conference Paper
This pilot study aimed to elicit teachers’ and parents’ perceptions of an integrated programme for disabled children in Hong Kong mainstream kindergartens without integrated programme.

Dr. Consuella Lewis (United States) Dr Sharon Bailey (United States)
A Salon--Global Challenges: Race, Class and Education in the New Millennium - 60 min. Workshop
This Salon will focus on a comparative analysis of education employing race theory and political economic theory. The presenters will examine the purposes of education and social equality.

Alan Singer
A Scary Thought - What if Our Schools are Working?: Possibilities for Teachers who are Committed to Promoting Social and Personal Transformation for their Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the role of class, race, ethnic and gender-based education in the United States today and possibilities for teachers who are committed to promoting social and personal transformation for their students.

Lic. Mariluz León Avila (Cuba)
A Theoretical-Methodological Model For The Diagnosis Of Text Comprehension From A Historical-Cultural Conception In High Schools’ Seventh Grade - 30 min. Conference Paper
The current transformations implemented in the Cuban High Schools present a model of general integral professor who must make the students to learn more starting with a diagnosis and applying a differential treatment of the students and with the optimal use of TV, VCR, computers and other means.

James Garraway (South Africa)
Academic Curriculum Knowledge Production at the Work/Academic Interface’ - 30 min. Conference Paper
An analysis of knowledge change and production processes when workplace and academic representatives meet to design curriculum.

Profesor Mileidy García Rodríguez (Cuba) José Manuel Leal Fiallo
Aceptación del Programa Audiovisual (PAV) en la Enseñanza Primaria: Acceptance of the Audio-visual Program in Primary Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
Para que tuviera aceptación en la enseñanza primaria el PAV, realizamos un proyecto educativo- cultural donde la comunidad y la familia se convirtieron en eslabones fundamental.

Gwen Sands (Australia)
Achieving Sustainable Outcomes Through Organisational Learning: A System Approach to Building School Capacity - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper describes a model for organisational learning, which has been developed in conjunction with a systems approach to primary school leadership.

Marlene E Brooks (Canada)
Action Research for Technology Enhanced Learning: Faculty and Learner Experiences and Perspectives - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Action Research for Technology Enhanced Learning Project (ARTEL Project) provided faculty and learners of four Regional Colleges and the University of Regina to identify concerns, issues, and best practices when developing and delivering online computer-based courses. Faculty and learner experiences and perspectives of online teaching and learning will be explored.

John Peters (United States)
Action Research: A Model and Examples - 30 min. Conference Paper
A model of action research applied to educational, community and business settings, with examples.

Dr Sharon Kossack (United States)
Acton Research in Teacher Education - Virtual Presentation
Action research can dramatically illustrate to pre-teachers strategy effectiveness. It can empowering them with a data-driven means of convincing anxious administrators of the superiority of in-context learning-to-learn teaching to out-of-context test preparation for mandated high-stakes tests.

Dr Neomy Storch (Australia)
Addressing the Academic Language needs of (Post)Graduate ESL Students: An Evaluation of Three Different Programs - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper reports on three programs, developed and implemented by the author, which aim to address the academic language needs of (post)graduate students.

Dr. Frank D. Aquila (United States) Dr Ronald Moss (United States) Dr Wayne Carter (United States)
Alternative Schools: The Search For An Educational Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Cleveland Municipal School District alternative schools include prevention, intervention, and aftercare utilizing teachers, counselors, social workers, and mental health providers to assist at-risk children.

Liz Cooper (Canada) Yvonne McLeod (Canada)
Anti-Racist Teacher Education: Relationship, Responsibility, Reverance, Respect, Developing Critical Student Leadership - 60 min. Workshop
Encouraging thoughtful, respectful teaching and leadership about issues of justice and racism with student teachers.

Julie Gerstman (Australia) Carol Barry
Applying a Complex Adaptive System and Weak Signals to Economics Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper identifies and assesses the theoretical underpinnings of traditional economics and suggests a changed approach to its content and teaching in Western style universities.

Keisha Ferguson (United States)
Appraising Validity Log Data - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will offer an assessment of the validity of mathematics logs completed by teachers nested in 110 U.S. schools by comparing, for each observation completed, teachers’ reports of instructional content and practice to observers’ reports.

Lic Irene Cruz (Cuba) Dr Alexis Durán Jorrín (Cuba)
An Approach to the Educative Equity from the Learning in Children with Social Disadvantage - 30 min. Conference Paper
The present work pretends to make a scientific analysis that allows to identify the problems associated to the educative equity in children with Social Disadvantage in Primary schools allocated in “Jesús María” Neighborhood, which conform an edge of the integration, human development, knowledge and pedagogical process.

MsC Silvia Unzueta (Cuba)
An Approach To The Evaluation Of The Students’ Cognitive Performance Levels - 30 min. Conference Paper
In the objectives formulation and structuring of the curriculum’s different subjects, as well as in the methodological dosage of the content, the Cuban educative practice have been using the levels of knowledge assimilation and the skills through which must transit the student’s teaching and learning process

Dr Ana María Fernández González (Cuba)
Aprender A Comunicarnos y comunicarnos Para Aprender - 30 min. Conference Paper
Refiere la necesidad de incorporar saberes vinculados a la comunicación y las relaciones humanas en la educación.

María Heidi Trujillo Fernández (Cuba)
Aprendizaje Autónomo:¿Alternativa o Amenaza en el siglo XXI?: Autonomous Learning: Choice or Threat in the 21 Century? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Fundamentación teórica ilustrada con una aplicación experimental realizada para desarrollar el aprendizaje autónomo en el primer centro de auto acceso de idiomas inaugurado en Cuba.

Dr Carlos Ruiz González (Mexico)
Aprendizaje, El rol de la teoria en la toma de decisiones - Plenary Session Speaker

Jacqueline Darvin (United States)
Are We Being Taught to Punch the Clock?: Politics and Situated Literacy in One Vocational High School - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper highlights the integration of literacy instruction into vocational education courses on the secondary level and discusses the profound effects that history, politics and situated cognition research have on vocational education in the United States today.

Wayne Prescott (United States)
Around the World without Leaving the Classroom - 60 min. Workshop
Learn how students can use the Web and Microsoft Office applications to increase their multicultural awareness while having fun!

Dr Heather Hemming (Canada) Dr Sonya Symons (Canada) Lisa Langille (Canada)
Assessing Electronic Literacies - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores the assessment of electronic writing produced by workforce literacy program participants. Quantity and quality of the writing will be examined.

Kate Hawkey (United Kingdom)
Assessing Online Discussions Working 'Along the Grain' of Current Technology and Educational Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
Case study assessing asynchronous text-based online discussion. Discussion includes relationship between ICT and wider social and cultural context.

Dr. Karimah AdisaThomas (United States)
Assessing Preservice Teacher Knowledge and Perceptions of Diversity and Theories: A Longitidual Study 2003-04 - 30 min. Conference Paper
Preservice teachers: Assessing their perceptions of diversity and general background schemata on educational theories.

Zurida Ismail (Malaysia) Munirah Ghazali (Malaysia)
Assisting Children to Acquire Number Sense in Primary Mathematics: Development of an Assessment Instrument - Virtual Presentation
This paper will discuss the process of the development of an interview-based instrument to assess children's number sense.

Qing Li (Canada) Kelly Edmonds (Canada)
At-Risk Learners, Technology, and Mathematics:The Effects and the Guidelines for Design - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines the effects of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) on adult at-risk learners and presents viable teaching strategies and design guidelines.

Margaret Durham (Australia) Raymond Durham (Australia)
AusAID/TAFEGLOBAL Vocational Training in the Kingdom of Tonga: Some Observations and Case Studies - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Australian Government commits funding to conduct short-term vocational training programs as part of its aid program. A range of learning possibilities and experiences were encountered, by the learners and the trainer in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Dr. Mindy Sloan (United States)
Authentic Approaches to Learning in College Students and Differences by Gender - Virtual Presentation
This study compares different achievement motivation patterns of female and male college students. Results seem to suggest the effective use of learning strategies is associated with increased grade point average, although it does not seem related to college admissions test scores.

Dr. Heather A. Ryan (Canada)
Avoiding Social Isolation in On-line Courses - 30 min. Conference Paper
Creating a new online course generates responsibility to include all students in active discussion/reflection of major ideas.

MSc. Sylvia María Navarro Quintero (Cuba)
Background, Present And Future Of The Education For Cuban Children, Adolescents And Young People With Physical-Motor Limitations - 30 min. Conference Paper
The learning possibilities as well as the education opportunities for disabled people is a problem quite discussed among the professionals compromised with this task in Cuba and worldwide.

Dr. Maria Guadalupe De la Colina (United States) Dr Roxane Cuellar (United States) Dr Judy A. Leavell (United States)
Becoming a Fluent Spanish Reader: Accelerating Second Language Acquisition - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study was conducted to investigate an intensive reading intervention among low-achieving at-risk students in first and second grade Spanish/English bilingual classrooms.

Leo R. Sandy (United States) Scott R. Meyer (United States)
Beyond Patriotism in the New Millennium: Creating a New Vision for Education - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop will involve a brief presentations of concerns and issues that question the emphasis on nationalism within schools. This will be followed by a dialogue to generate ways that nationalism and cosmopolitanism can be balanced so that children will learn the rights and responsibilities of being both a national citizen and world citizen.

Beverly Bickel (United States) David Truscello (United States)
Beyond “Brown vs. Board” and the Blockade: Dialogue across Social Knowledge Networks - 60 min. Workshop
Discussion of collaborative student inquiry projects, face-to-face and on-line, into dialogue across social networks of knowledge to overcome marginalization and isolation

Ermien Van Pletzen (South Africa)
A Body of Reading: First-year ESL Students’ Negotiation of Texts in an Interdisciplinary Medical Course in a South African Institution of Higher Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
I shall be looking at the reading practices and experiences of first-year ESL students of Medicine in a multidisciplinary Problem-Based Learning course.

David Needham (United Kingdom) Dr Kevin Flint (United Kingdom)
Breaking out from the Straitjacket; an Appreciation of the Art of Teaching in a Business Classroom within a Scientifically-Based Teaching Environment - 30 min. Conference Paper
The primary concern of this paper is to question how the ‘scientific framing’ of teaching through competences and other measures of accountability has influenced the work of teachers within the context of business education.

Alexandra Fidyk (Canada)
Breathing: The Art of Cultivating Relationships - Virtual Presentation
This presentation, by meditating on what it means to learn to breathe, considers, philosophically and pedagogically, what could become of relationships if we cultivated them rather than explored or exploited them.

Dr Fannie M. Haughton (United States)
Building a Community of Teachers to Develop an Afro Latin American Curriculum - 30 min. Conference Paper
A portrayal of the challenges encountered when building a community of teachers who became aware of historical truths and the misrepresentations about Afro-Latin Americans is presented.

Lucia Vardanega (Australia) Debbie Hatcher (Australia)
Building Bridges Across Cultures; Making Written Communication Culturally Relevant - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper addresses written communication issues that arise for educators working in a cross cultural context. Strategies for dealing with issues will be explored.

Prof Ruth Needleman (United States) Cathy Iovanella (United States) Dorine Godinez (United States) Charlie Brooks (United States) Prof Chuck Gallmeier (United States)
Building Learning Communities for Social Action: Swingshift College, A Model for Social Justice Education and Citizenship - 60 min Workshop
Swingshift College has created engaged learning communities among workers, using an experienced-based, problem-solving, activist approach to education.

Claire Acevedo (Australia)
Building New Learning Communities in the Middle Years of Schooling (Yrs 5-9): A ‘second generation’ response to the call to create a new co-operative, multi-partner professional development strategy on Middle Years School innovation - 30min Paper Presentation
A new model of multi-site professional development for teachers of Middle Years Literacy (Yrs 5-9) developed by the Catholic Education sector in Victoria, Australia.

Christy Irene Ellsperman (United States)
'A Buyer’s Market:’ The Implications of the Student-as-Consumer Metaphor and the Commercialization and Renovation of American Universities - 30 min. Conference Paper
While American institutions of higher learning have labeled the student-as-consumer metaphor as detrimental to classroom learning, these institutions have also simultaneously subscribed to the metaphor, choosing to recognize students as global consumers.

Victor Thiessen (Canada)
Can School-based Access to Information and Computer Technology (ICT) Diminish Gender and Social Class Digital Divides? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper impirically assesses the role of school-based information and communication technology in addressing the gender and social class digital divides

Ismi Arif Ismail (United Kingdom)
Career Development and Learning in the Workplace: A New Deal for A New Economy - Virtual Presentation
Career development works towards the construction of self-identity. Current career development literatures suggest that in the `new economy’ and/or `knowledge economy’, career survival and growth will rely more on improvisation and persistent learning (Arthur et al, 1999).

Sharon Lesley Galleguillos (Australia) Assoc. Prof. Diana Day (Australia) Patricia Davidson (Australia)
Career Development for Indigenous Students in Australian Universities: Personal and Professional Resilience for the Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Examines the urgency for innovation in educational policies, investments and career development processes to encourage entry and retainment of Indigenous students to undergraduate and postrgraduate study in Australia

Dr Kam Wing Chan (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
A Case Study of Teacher Professional Development in Hong Kong - Virtual Presentation
The paper discussed the problems of school-based teacher professional development of a primary school in Hong Kong.

Doris U. Bolliger (United States)
Challenges and Solutions in Providing Educators with Multimedia-Rich Professional Development Opportunities - Virtual Presentation
The presenter will share challenges faced in the delivery of technology workshops for faculty and will describe how these challenges were overcome.

Marnetta Shetler Bradford (United States) Ysonde Gomez-Hobbs (United States)
Challenges and Strategies of Health Education for Non-Literate Populations - 30 min. Conference Paper
Health education professionals in the US and other countries routinely encounter students/patients who are non-literate or who have limited reading ability. Most health professionals are unprepared to meet this challenge and are unable to effectively communicate with this population. Health outcomes for their non-reading students/patients can be seriously jeapordized. Strategies to overcome this challenge and promote positive health outcomes for nonreaders will be presented.

Brenda Boudreau (United States)
Charting New Territories: Empowering College Students to Become Global Thinkers - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will discuss strategies for crossing disciplinary boundaries in an effort to confront many college students' lack of understanding of other countries and cultures.

Dr. Sonja Grover (Canada)
The Child as Human Rights Defender: Implications for Peace Education - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the child as human rights defender and discusses the need to incorporate such a notion into peace education curricula for the elementary and middle school.

Prof Nicola Yelland (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Associate Professor Susan Hill (Australia) Gerry Mulhearn (Australia)
Children of the New Millennium - 30 min. Conference Paper
This research explored young children's (aged 4 to 8 years of age) expertise with information and communication technologies (ICT) both in school with their teachers and in out of school contexts. We worked with early childhood teachers to observe young children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to see how they used ICT, how many forms they used and to what extent ICT related to other forms of play and learning in literacy and numeracy. We collaborated with teachers to document the children’s use both in school and in their homes in an attempt to encapsulate the impact and use of ICT in their lives. The concept of a techno tour is introduced in the context of the home use of ICT, whereby the children showed us what they do with ICT at home. Further a framework for considering children’s interactions and learnings with ICT was created so that we were able to explore the ways in which children's knowledge, understandings and use of technologies occur and if they change over time.

Assoc Prof Susan Wright (Singapore)
Children's Multimodal Depictions of Futures through Drawing and Storytelling - Virtual Presentation
Anyone who has had intimate artistic experiences would appreciate the special ways in which the processes of thinking, feeling, knowing and communicating take place in the arts. The arts provide significant avenues for multi-modal understanding, which integrates visual-verbal, somatic and other forms of expression.

Harold Beck (Australia)
City Experience: Engaging Students: Innovative City Classroom Programs in the City of Melbourne - 30 min. Conference Paper
City of Melbourne Education Officer will outline the new school needs, and proactive education programs applying the city as an exciting theme to enrich and motivate adolescents.

Dr. Peter Gouzouasis (Canada) Anne Marie LaMonde (Canada)
Classroom Uses of Wireless and Portable Technologies: An Arts-based Teaching and Learning Model - Virtual Presentation
Mobility, connectivity, and facility were the conceptual frameworks that were identified as overall learning outcomes both in the technology enriched university and practicum school experience classrooms.

Ian Stafford (United Kingdom) Ben Alcock (United Kingdom)
Coach Education in Sport and the Rehabilitation of Young Offenders - 30 min Conference Paper
An investigation into the potential use of a coach education programme in sport for the rehabilitation of young offenders.

Paul Denley (United Kingdom) Sue Martin (United Kingdom)
Cognitive Styles and Teaching and Learning: ~ Ignoring Gravity? - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploration of links and interaction between teachers' and learners' cognitive styles and learning preferences.

Dr. Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez (United States) Dr. Liliana Rodriguez-Campos (United States)
Collaboration Model: Key Components to Successful Partnerships - Virtual Presentation
This paper deals with fundamental components that must be mastered in order to succeed and excel in collaborations.

Jennifer Miller (United States) Linda Lipkin (United States)
Collaborative Coaching and Learning: Literacy Coaches and Professional Development - 30min Paper Presentation
An interactive workshop in which participants explore Collaborative Coaching and Learning as an approach to professional development.

Po Wah Chan (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
A Collaborative Experience Among Family, School and Institute on Promoting Chidlren's Education in Hong Kong Context - 30 min. Conference Paper
A collaborative learning of how family, school and institute work together and their possible dilemmas on promoting children's education in a Chinese oriented context

Sorensen Pete (United Kingdom) John Sears (United Kingdom)
Collaborative Practice in Initial Teacher Education: the Use of Paired Subject Placements in the School Practicum - 30 min. Conference Paper
Research into models of peer learning used during school placements on Secondary (11 -18) teacher education courses in two Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

Ana Luisa Matias (Portugal)
College Students Writing Problems - 30min Paper Presentation
College pupil’s difficulties on writing expression are concerned with problems related to motivation and devotion and not so much as those students’ social-economical and cultural background.

Dr Jean A. Steitz (United States) Dr Susan Magun-Jackson (United States)
College Students' Assessment of Their Learning and Instruction: The Use of Technology to Promote Human Interaction - Virtual Presentation
College students' assessment of their learning and instruction within a technology enriched classroom

Msc. Olga Lidia Miranda Hernández (Cuba)
Complejidad y educación: Complexity and Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
La complejidad es un nuevo paradigma epistemologico que esta influyendo en la educación, ¿Cómo está ocurriendo esto? The complexity is a new epistemological paradigm which is influencing education, ¿how is this happening?

Dr Paul Howard-Jones (United Kingdom) Jennifer Bomford Richard Joiner
Computer-mediated Problem-solving in Social and Scientific Contexts - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study is reported that investigated children's computer-mediated problem solving within both a social and a scientific context. The study compared the learning achieved and the strategies applied by the children in these two contexts.

Dr. Joan Barber Parris (United States)
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: "My E-Mentor Told Me So!" - 30 min. Conference Paper
Involving community "E-Mentors" in a computer-supported collaborative learning project provided an effective learning tool in this high school entrepreneurship study.

Dr. Donald Snead (United States)
Concept Mapping and Lower Ability Level Students' Science Achievement - Virtual Presentation
This presentation reports on the results of a nine-week investigation that examined the effectiveness of concept mapping on science achievement of one-hundred eighty-two middle grade science students.

Julie Martello (Australia)
Connecting Literacies: Multimodal and Critical Literacies through Drama in the Early Years of School - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper describes the use of process drama to develop multimodal and critical literacies in the early years of school.

Myra Weiger (United States)
Connecting with Self, the Past,and Others: There is No Independent Mode of Existence. - 60 min. Workshop
Moving into language, with the body, for self-expression- rading and writing about the past-then going forward to find the similarities of all peoples in life and literature.

Lic Mayte Jiménez Rivero
Considerations about the Discursive Analysis of Expositive Texts - 30 min. Conference Paper
The work includes considerations about the theoretical basis where is supported the cognitive-communicative-social-cultural approach, which serve as fundament for the analysis of expositive texts in High School

Lic Silvia García Frías (Cuba)
Considerations about the use of Computers and the Educative Software in the Teaching-Learning Process - 30 min. Conference Paper
It is a fact the acceptance and recognition by most of the educators of the goodness offered by the computers’ sciences and the educative software as pedagogical tools to strengthen and enrich the school learning.

Dr. C. Paul Torres (Cuba) Maritza Guerra (Cuba) MsC Sol Angel Galdós Sotolongo (Cuba) MSc Francisca Marrero (Cuba) Lic Rafael Lorenzo (Cuba) Lic Idania Izquierdo (Cuba) Lic Inés Campanioni (Cuba) Lic Amparo Lorenzo (Cuba)
Considerations for the Determination of an Institutional Evaluation Methodology in Cuban Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
The present article describes the considerations taken into account by a team of Cuban researchers for the determination of an evaluation methodology of the educative institutions, as part of the creation in Cuba of a Quality Evaluation System of Education

Barbara Matthews (New Zealand)
The Construction of Identity : The Influence of Picture Books and Story Telling: An Examination of the Influence of Oral and Written Texts on the Development of Identity - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination through interviews and questionnaires of the influence of story telling and story reading on identity.

Jeanne A. Cameron (United States) Cornelia Rae (United States)
Contested Aims of Assessment in the U.S. Context: Capitalist Accountability or Critical Pedagogy - 30min Conference Paper
A comparison of assessment for the purposes of "accountability" versus assessment in the service of critical pedagogy.

Kathleen Offenholley (United States)
Cooperation and Communication in Online Mathematics Courses - 30 min. Conference Paper
What separates online learning from a correspondence course? How can students learn without a "live" instructor present? This presentation examines the answers to those questions and more. Basic high school/college mathematics courses will serve as examples, but the presentation will be suitable for teachers of all subjects.

Dr Darline Hunter (United States) Dr Cheryl Sawyer (United States)
The Counselor's Use of Nature to Enhance a Sense of Belonging - Virtual Presentation
The cultural conditions of learning include the basic needs of belonging. The counselor is a prime resource, through the use of nature, to assist the student to feel connected in order to enhance learning.

T. Ramayah Thurasamy
Course Website Usage among Distance Learning Business Students: The Role of Prior Experience - Virtual Presentation
This paper looks at the acceptance of a course website by distant learning business students.

Jesus Castellon (United States) Gregory Cramer (Uganda)
Creating a Small High School for “Language Minority” Students: The Story of ALAS - 30 min. Conference Paper
This session will describe the struggle of bilingual secondary teachers, students, community members, and a university professor to establish an urban public charter school for bilingual students.

Cecilia Jacobs (South Africa)
Creating Discursive Spaces: The Integration of Academic Literacies within Subject Areas - 30 min. Conference Paper
The integration of academic literacies within subject areas and its implications for language teaching and learning in higher education

Prof Christina Pratt (United States)
Creating Environments for Gender Equity: A School Based Model for Transformation - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop contains dialogue and action on school system interventions for creating environments that support student safety through gender equity.

David Kay (Australia)
Creating Workplace Learning Communities in PNG - 30 min. Conference Paper
Description of the introduction of formal workplace learning to the public sector in Papua New Guinea

Prof Roberto Bahruth (United States)
Critical Literacy Versus Reading Programs in the United States: Schooling as a Form of Control - 60 min. Workshop
Commercial reading programs have been demonstrated to be ineffective, harmful and produce “literacy” rather than literacy, serving to oppress students from culture of poverty.

Dr. Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade (United States) Dr Ernest Morrell (United States)
Critical Media Literacy and Urban Youth - 30 min. Conference Paper
This panel will present two papers that each deal with an aspect of critical media literacy—that is empowering ways of consuming, producing, and distributing new media—and its possible applications for revolutionary literacy instruction with urban adolescents.

Prof. Tatyana Oleinik (Ukraine)
Critical Thinking Technology for Effective Teaching and Learning - Virtual Presentation
We focus on ways of increasing the capacity of students to think critically, engaging in critical reflection, taking responsibility and self-confident for their active study.

Ioannis Agaliotis (Greece) Dr Lefkothea Kartasidou (Greece)
A Cross Thematic Curriculum Framework and its Contribution to the Education of Children with Profound Mental Retardation: A Preliminary Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
A new approach to academics instruction for students with proufound mental retardation through a Cross Thematic Program.

Marsha Barber (Canada)
Cross-cultural Education in Cambodia - 30 min. Conference Paper
When overseas educators and trainers go to Cambodia to work with journalists, what should they know? The author conducted research to find out and the results have implications for cross-cultural course design.

Dr Debra Eville-Lo (United States) Gloria Beltran-Perez (Mexico) Dr Tim Hobbs (United States) Ching Lo (United States)
Crossing Borders: Preparing teachers for a Hispanic-American future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Preparing for a Hispanic-American future, a decriptive presentation of faculty initiatives to jointly prepare teachers in Mexico and the United States.

Dr M. Jayne Fleener (United States) Clydia Forehand (United States) Rockey Robbins (United States)
The Cult of Efficiency and Death of Creativity: Lifelong Learning as a Myth of Modern Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
The goal of lifelong learning will be reexamined from the poststructural perspective of the dynamic self.

Lesley Ljungdahl (Australia)
Cultural Encounters in the People's Republic of China: Learning Beyond the Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
Pre-service teachers engaged on an international practicum in China (PRC) gain skills and understanding beyond teaching expertise outside the classroom context, particularly in intercultural communication.

Shen Chen (Australia)
The Cultural Interaction in On-line ESL Teaching and Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
In designing multi-media ESL/EFL software, there is a pedagogical discrepancy due to the difference of cultural contexts. This paper attempts to explore the cross-cultural interaction in relation to online ESL/EFL teaching and learning.

Dr. Sandra Y. Lopez Rocha
Culture Shock and Intercultural Adaptation: The Experience of Egyptian EFL Teachers in the United States - Virtual Presentation
This study is focused on the experience of thirty Egyptian EFL educators visiting the United States; the sources of culture shock and strategies for adaptation are analized.

Dr Francisco Álvarez (Cuba) MsC Haydée Leal García (Cuba) Dr Julio Mezquita (Cuba)
The Curriculum in Action and its Evaluation - 30 min. Conference Paper
This work is the result of a research (case study, descriptive, with a predominantly qualitative approach) carried out in primary and high schools of the Cuban Capital City under the direction of the Central Institute of Pedagogical Researches.

Michael Ogier (Australia)
Curriculum Mapping, Teacher Retention and Continuity of Practice in Rural Queensland Schools - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is case study research attempting to address teacher retention and continuity of practice in rural secondary schools.

Maria Leilani-Carter (New Zealand)
Curriculum Redesigned in the Performing Arts - Te Tohu Maruata - 30 min. Conference Paper
The curriculum design of Te Tohu Maruata - incorporates indigenous cultural values, artistic pedagogies and collaborative learning and interexchange between tutors, students, the community and arts industry stakeholders.

Alexandra Fidyk (Canada) Jason J. Wallin (Canada)
The Daimon, The Scarebird and Haiku: Repeated Narrations - Virtual Presentation
The Daimon, The Scarebird and Haiku: Repeated Narrations is an experiment in reflexive writing acknowledging the im(possibility) of clear communication and narrative braiding.

Profesor Marta María Valdés López (Cuba)
De La Historia De La Lisa: Una Propuesta Para Educar En Valores Humanos: The History of La Lisa: A Proposal To Educate Human Values - 30 min. Conference Paper
La autora propone insertar el trabajo con las historias locales como un medio importante para contribuir a la formación y defensa de la identidad, la soberanía, la paz y los derechos humanos.

Dr. Barbara Hardaway (United States)
A Deaf Community's Tribute to Langston Hughes of the Harlem Renaissance - 60 min. Workshop
The Hughes video project is a blend of African-American literature performed by Deaf actors in American Sign Language. It is a unique cultural experience and educational tool for Hearing and Deaf viewers.

Dr Miguel M. Licona (United States)
Deconstructing Oppressor Ideology in Teacher Preparation - 30 min. Conference Paper
Making sense of student resistance in teacher preparation informs transformative practices.

Robert Barr (United States) William Parrett (United States) Scott Willison (United States)
Defining Achievement for the Nation’s Impoverished Youth: Proven Educational Programs and Practices for Effectively Teaching the Children of Poverty - 30min Paper Presentation
This presentation will focus on research in the United States, where a growing number of schools in every section of the country are effectively educating poverty-level children and youth in public schools.

Dr Sharon Broughton (Australia)
Delayed Learning: Adults Seeking Higher Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper examines the reasons why some people from low socioeconomic backgrounds delay their engagement with higher education, and why they seek to reengage as adults.

Profesora María Teresa Pérez Pino (Cuba) Profesor Noel Hernández González (Cuba)
Democracia en la Escuela Primaria Cubana: Democracy in the Cuban Primary School - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se aborda la importancia de la educación de posturas democráticas desde la primaria. Se reflexiona sobre el trabajo del maestro en este sentido, en el contexto educativo cubano.

William Blanton (United States)
Developing an International Perspective of a Technology-Rich Innovation: From an International Point of View - 30 min. Conference Paper
We discuss Quest Atlantis (QA), a learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children in educational tasks. QA combines strategies used in the commercial gaming environment with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation. Participants perform educational activities (known as Quests), talk with other users and build virtual personae.

Maggie McPherson (United Kingdom) Miguel Baptista Nunes (United Kingdom)
Developing Innovation in eLearning - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop explores action research as an approach to supporting innovative thinking into eLearning.

Amy C. Bradshaw (United States)
Developing Instructional Materials that Communicate: Connecting Visual Literacy, Cognition, and Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
Instructional materials may support learning or make it challenging. Visual literacy, cognitive, and cultural considerations are discussed, including strategies for developing effective materials.

Dr. Consuelo Stebbins (United States) Frankie Dovel-Morris (United States)
Developing Literacy Skills by Connecting With Your Community: Teaching Literacy Skills through E Mail - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presenters will discuss the results of a three-year project that electronically connected University of Central Florida Graduate students with English as a second language learners enrolled in Adult Education Programs in Orange County Public Schools.

Dr Roy Corden (United Kingdom) Dr Nicola Spice (United Kingdom)
Developing Reflective Writers in Primary Schools: Findings from Partnership Research - 30 min Conference Paper
Reflective Writing in primary schools, partnership research metacognition

Sioux McKenna (South Africa)
Developing the Academic Student Identity: Tensions between Academic, Social and African Identities - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper looks at how students construct new identities within the higher education context and considers the tensions between these new identities and those they bring with them.

Ray Cafolla (United States)
Developing Web-based Applications: The Macromedia Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation describes how to use Macromedia Studio MX to create interactive web-based lessons.

Lorraine Sushames (Australia) Professor Ian Falk (Australia) Ruth Wallace (Australia)
Development of the AlaN Profiles - 60 min. Workshop
Describes the development of the AlaN Profiles: a pilot project to research the literacy and numeracy competencies of Indigenous Trainees and Apprentices in remote communities in the Northern Territory

Teresa León Roldán (Cuba)
Diagnosis of some Geometrical Skills Development in the first Two Years of Primary Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
The present work deals with the current development situation of some geometrical skills, which must be trained and developed in the first cycle of the primary teaching, particularly in the first two years.

Lic Amparo Lorenzo (Cuba)
Diagnosis of the Current Conditions of Researches on the Institutional Evaluation in Pre-School Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
The apparent existence or researches, scientific works and specialized articles on the Institutional Evaluation of Kindergartens has motivated to the making of the present work directed to the creation of a diagnosis of the condition of this important branch of pedagogical research in the first level of school education.

Hunt George (United Kingdom)
Dialogue and Creativity in Literacy Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will explore issues of dialogue and creativity in elementary literacy classrooms from Vygotskyan and Bhaktinian perspectives.

Kimberly Bunts-Anderson (Australia)
Differences Between Teachers’ Experiences and Beliefs: In and Out-of-class Interaction in Second Language Learning Relations to Practice - 30 min Conference Paper
A recent study uncovered differences between how ESL teachers’ view in and out-of-class interactions in second language learning/teaching. Relations between experience and practice are discussed.

Dr Fay Smith (United Kingdom) Dr Frank Hardman Steve Higgins (United Kingdom)
Differences in Interaction within Primary Lessons: Subject Area and Gender Comparisons - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper describes a system used for capturing classroom interaction in primary classrooms. Discussion includes numeracy/literacy and gender comparisons.

John Carroll (Australia)
Digital Natives and Virtual Literacy: Process Drama and On-Line Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
A process drama research project designed around a web-based digital pre-text. A metaphor of "digital natives" is used to explore the learning styles of young people, combining dramatic role and technology in a new synthesis.

Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne (United States)
The Digital Portfolio: Teachers Learning Through Technology, About Technology - Virtual Presentation
Digital portfolios provide learning experiences and richer profiles of performance and development than does traditional assessment, and what is more, over a period of time

Rusty Henderson (United States)
Digital Portfolios: The Great Motivator - 60min Workshop
This latest version from an elementary school with limited resources has streamlined the stress factor while maintaining student interest and enthusiasm for producing Digital Portfolios.

Julee A. Russell (United States) Kay Kringlie (United States)
Digital Video: Assessment in Language in Literature - 60 min. Workshop
Digital video provides a valuable tool in evaluating students’ class work. Participants will be provided with a template for video projects and other useful materials.

Dr Sonali Laxmi Shah (United Kingdom)
Disabled and Successful: Education in the Life Stories of Disabled High-Achievers - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses how the different educational experiences of 20 disabled people infuenced their transition to professional adulthood.

Susan Crichton (Canada) Elizabeth Childs (Canada)
Distributed Learning: Expanding Literacy Options - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper proposes a distributed learning solution that supports an innovative paradigm shift, empowering individuals at the personal, family, community, national, and global levels.

Frau Prof. Dr. Heike Deckert-Peaceman
Doing Age and the Ritual Celebration of Children’s Birthdays: The Relationship between Social Construction and Leiblichkeit and its Meaning for Cultural Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
A discussion of preliminary results of ethnographic case studies on the meaning of children’s birthdays in western society with focus on cultural learning processes in and outside schools.

Lyn Alderman (Australia)
Dumbing It Down: Where do standards fit? - 30 min. Conference Paper
“Meeting a defined standard” was common within the Australian Quality Training Framework in the 1990’s. Where are those standards today and what are the implications?

Prof. Georgetta Myhlhousen-Leak (United States)
The Dynamics of Culture: A Virtual Reality with Teachers - Virtual Presentation
This research describes the importance of utilizing process oriented instructional strategies in teaching the complexity of culture and it dynamics in learning.

Dr. Orna Lavi Steiner (Israel) Dr Zwi Segal (Israel)
e-Learning in High Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
This case study explores the experience of adopting an interactive distance learning system in the university. The technology, academic quality, implementation and students' reaction were exemined.

Dr. Rebecca Faery (United States)
E-Writing and the Composition Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
An inquiry into whether and how teachers of writing should respond to the changes in discourse conventions wrought by electronic communications media.

Harriett Romo (United States) Claire Avis Andres (United States)
Early Literacy Learning among Mexican Origin Children: The Social Construction of Meaning in PreSchool Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is a study of the early literacy activities in preschool classrooms of Mexican American and Mexican origin three and four-year old children in Texas and how those activities shape school success or failure.

Jackie Seidel (Canada)
Ecological Urgencies: Meditations on Language and Time - 30 min. Conference Paper
A meditation on the possibilities of imagining our language and learning pedagogies through ecological principles of healthy living communities as a way of caring for the future of life.

Doctora Mirtha García Leyva (Cuba)
Educación para la Paz vs Violencia: Education for the Peace and not Violence - 30 min. Conference Paper
El trabajo resulta una aproximación a la conceptualización teórica de la violencia al considerar que se puede educar para la paz cuando se conoce qué es este fenómeno social y cómo hay que evitarlo para propiciar el desarrollo de la humanidad. ---- This article constitutes an approach to a theoretical conceptualization of violence, as it considers the possibility of promoting peace through education, as long as there is an understanding of what the social phenomenon of violence is, as well as the different ways in which it can be avoided in order to favor the development of humankind.

Dr Tom Griffiths (Australia)
Educating 'Good Socialist Citizens' in the post-Soviet, Capitalist World-system: Reporting on a Survey of Cuban Youth in the Special Period - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper reports on a survey of secondary school students in three schools in Havana, conducted by the author.

Dr Matthew Hirshberg (New Zealand)
Educating Future Citizens for a More Just, Humane and Peaceful World - 30 min. Conference Paper
Advocates global citizenship education through attention to honouring differences, role taking, critical discussion, compassionate modelling, ethical inquiry, emotional expression, cooperative learning and Internet-based exploration.

Kenneth Tunnell
Education and Economics in Southern Appalachia - 30 min. Conference Paper
This research, relying on both primary and secondary data, explores the relationship between shifting economies, literacy and education and their impact on the quality of life for the region and its people.

Prof. Jock Collins Dr Carol Reid (Australia)
Education and Ethnic Youth Crime in Australia: Schooling for a Cosmopolitan Metropolis - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents an overview of the relationship between ethnic youth crime and education and schooling in Australia, with a focus on the metropolis of Sydney. It presents the results of a survey of Australian Secondary School Principals and of focus groups of young people in N.S.W. The paper explores dimensions of current and future interrelationships between schooling and youth crime in Sydney, one of the world's most culturally diverse global cities.

Theresa A. Savage (Australia) Val Clulow (Australia)
Education and Technology: The Interface in Learning Japanese - Virtual Presentation
This paper is a description of the application of Flash Macromedia software to obtain flexibility of access and easy to use interactive learning modules on the Web for Japanese reading and listening comprehension texts. Student survey responses are analysed and findings are discussed.

Dr Alberto D. Valle Lima (Cuba)
Education Challenges and Perspectives - 30 min. Conference Paper
In today’s contemporary world, the topic we are going to deal with is extremely controversial and different authors have written about it and they generally do not agree in their points of view and criteria.

Qinjuan (Jane) Zhang (Australia)
Education for Personal Transformation: A Reflection on Teaching Indigenous Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation is a reflection of work experience of teaching Indigenous adult learners in Australia and discusses how to empower them.

Tamara Johnson (United States)
Education Through Diversity: A South African Experience - 30 min. Conference Paper
A cultural exchange project between two isolated rural communities in South Africa promotes ethnic understanding, and cultural pride, self-awareness, and education among primary school participants.

Dr Natacha Papaprokopiou (Greece)
Educational Innovation and Pedagogical Contracts in Preschool Institutions: Transforming Schools by Negotiating Attitudes - Virtual Presentation
A presentation of effective negotiations and innovative practices of examples from action research implemented in Greek preschool institutions.

Dr Barb Cozza (United States) Dr John Williams
Educational Leadership and Management: How to Create Institutional change through School-University Partnership - A Professional Development Model - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper targets components of an innovative approach for delivering professional development through a school-university partnership. This model insures not only transference of new knowledge for teachers but also promotes institutional change based on educational leadership. Model components and data are provided to demonstrate gains made through collaborative efforts.

Paul O'Neill (Australia)
Educational Multimedia and Learning: How the "Learning Object" is used to enhance student-learning outcomes. - Virtual Presentation
Learning Objects essentially are not a new concept, but have a broad range of identities. This paper will focus on multimedia based learning objects as teaching tools. It will identify aspects of a learning object and explore the pedagogical implications for teaching and learning.

Dr Patrick Brown-Beckford (United States)
The Educational Value of a Community Multicultural Resource Center - 30 min. Conference Paper
The role that a community based multicultural center plays in helping to shape a diverse community

Dr Claire B Gallagher (United States)
The Effect of Autonomy in the Built Environment on the Visual and Spatial Thinking Skills of Urban Children: A Case for Changes in Classroom Practice - Virtual Presentation
A discussion of the effects of urban children’s autonomy in their built environment on their visual and spatial thinking and the potential for this to affect the selection of instructional strategies in classroom practice.

Dr Lex McDonald (New Zealand)
Effective In-Service Training: Empowering Teachers To Change - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exmination of some of the factors related to effective in-service training and in particular consider training strategies and change processes that facilitate teacher implementation of ideas.

Dr. Cheryl Serrano (United States) Chien-Yu Chui (United States) Dr Randall L. Alford (United States) Dr Judith Strother (United States)
Effectiveness of Implementing Computer-Assisted Language Learning Technology in English for Specific Purposes Training Program - Virtual Presentation
The proposed paper examines the value of using blended and face-to-face and online technology with students learning English for Specific Purposes.

Julia Carriera Martínez (Cuba)
El Ambiente, un Instrumento Para el Aprendizaje de la Paz: The Environment as a Tool to Work For Peace Through the Learning–Constructing Process in an Interactive Way - 30 min. Conference Paper
El aprendizaje de la Paz, como proceso complejo, transita de la cultura a la conciencia y el ambiente intencionalmente modelado es un instrumento para lograrlo.

Prof. Fernando Guzmán Martínez (Cuba)
El aprendizaje y las redes de: Learning Networks - Plenary Session Speaker

Dr Armando Cruz Sanchez (Cuba)
El Desarrollo De La Creatividad Y De Habilidades Profesionales. Un Reto Para La Educación A Distancia: Development Of Creativity And Professional Skills. A Challenge For Distance Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
El desarrollo de la creatividad y de habilidades profesionales. Un reto para la educación a distancia. La educación a distancia con el empleo de las modernas técnicas de comunicación constituye una de las vías para garantizar la superación de directivos y trabajadores, sin interferir la eficiencia y eficacia de la Organización, sin embargo, la superación, debe estar dirigida a la acción, es decir que debe potenciar al beneficiario para saber hacer; lo que significa que los cursos diseñados, deben lograr el desarrollo o perfeccionamiento de habilidades profesionales y de la creatividad. El presente trabajo propone una metodología para lograr lo anterior y muestra una experiencia con un Curso de Dirección por Objetivos

Lázaro Roger García Parra (Cuba) Gisela del Valle Rguez (Cuba)
El impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la enseñanza. Una experiencia en la aplicación a la asignatura dibujo.: The impact of the new technologies in teaching. An experience in the application to the subject of drawing. - 30 min. Conference Paper
En el trabajo se recogen las experiencias en la introducción de forma integrada del CAD (Computer Aid Design) a la asignatura de Dibujo. -- In the paper developed experiences are resume in the introduction of the CAD (Computer Aid Design) to the subject of Drawing.

Assoc Prof. Roberto Cuba Alvarez (Cuba)
El Lenguaje del Turismo: The Language of Tourism - 30 min. Conference Paper
Descripción de las características principales del lenguaje del turismo en correspondencia con las funciones comunicativas inherentes a este tipo de servicio. (Description of the main characteristics of the language of tourism according to the communicative functions inherent to this type of service.)

María Elena Sanchez-Toledo Rodríguez (Cuba)
El pensamiento educacional contemporáneo Corrientes y tendencias en un mundo cambiante: Contemporary educational thought. Trends and currents in a changing world - 30 min. Conference Paper
Ante un mundo cambiante todos y especialmente los latinoamericanos debemos meditar en el pensamiento educacional tambien en cambio y cuales son las tendencias de su desarrollo. El trabajo presenta una visión acerca de este particular.

MSc. Profesor Lidia García Suárez (Cuba) Dr Celia Denis Pérez (Cuba)
El uso de Talleres Para la Divulgación de la Ciencia en las Escuelas: The Use of Workshops for the Science Dissemination in Schools - 30 min. Conference Paper
Con el objetivo de aumentar en los niños la motivación por el estudio de la ciencia y lograr en ellos una conducta más responsable en la protección del medio ambiente se muestra una concepción teórica para el uso de talleres.

Eleri Bowen (United Kingdom) Dr Trevor Price (United Kingdom) Steve Lloyd (United Kingdom) Steve Thomas
Using Electronic Attendance Registers to Aid Adult Learner Success - 30 min. Conference Paper
A view of professional practice in electronically monitoring attendance of adult learners as undertaken in a modern British University

Dr. Simon Adetona Akindes (United States)
Electronic Portfolios: Exploring the Frontier Between Learning, Critical Thinking and Self-promotion - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this paper, the author critically examines an electronic portfolio project he led at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Dr. Dorothy Valcarcel Craig (United States)
The ELL Enterprise Project: Teachers Working in the Online Environment - Virtual Presentation
The paper session will present a model for online professional coursework and action research focusing on methods and strategies to promote second language learning and literacy.

Ruth Ellen Tepper (United States)
Embodied Artists: Engagement of the Body When Making Art - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study of participants in pre-school, elementary school, and high school art classes, in addition to self-observation, showed that the body is involved in art-making.

Joanna Tapper (Australia)
Employers' Interests: Providing Project Work Placements for Humanities Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents the reactions of employers who have provided project work placements to humanities/social sciences students from a large Australian university.

Breedlove Lois (United States)
Empowerment Pedagogy: Using Media-making to Empower Students of Marginalized Groups - 30 min. Conference Paper
Students from marginalized communities can be empowered to tell their own stories by going beyond media literacy to media creation. This approach to education creates an empowerment pedagogy.

Venicia Smith (South Africa)
English as a an Academic Language: An Investigation into Challenges Faced by Second Language Speakers of English Students at UWC - 30 min. Conference Paper
Research proposal on challenges (learning difficulties) that second language speaking students of English faced at the University of the Western Cape.

Monica Hendricks (South Africa)
English Literacy and Social Justice in School - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper analyses Grade 7 learners’ writing in English, the language of power, in four South African schools in order to explore issues of literacy and social justice.

Lynette Joyce French (Australia)
EngQuest: Encouraging Student Interest in Technology, Science and Engineering - 30 min. Conference Paper
EngQuest is a competition available to students from the age of 5 to 15 years. The tasks are based on an underlying engineering principle.

Wai Man Leung (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Enhancing Children's Project Work in a Kindergarten with ICT in Hong Kong - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper presents a case of kindergarten in Hong Kong using ICT to enhance the project work of 5-6 year old of children.

Dr. Christa de Kleine (United States)
Enhancing Teacher Education Programs Through International Online Collaboration - 30 min. Conference Paper
Using an international project conducted at three universities in the US and Brazil as illustration, this presentation shows how international online collaboration can enhance teacher education programs.

Vasiliki Mitsiouli (Greece) Domna Kakana (Greece) Sotiriou Apostolos (Greece)
Enhancing Young Childrens' Self-concept through the use of Multiple Intelligences - Virtual Presentation
The aim of present research was to investigate how an instruction organized with Gardner’s model effect the self-concept’ s enhancement of preschool’s children.

Profesor Diego Rafael Ulloa López (Cuba) Profesor Mirta Fabregat Jorge (Cuba) Dr, Profesor Mario Bello Hernandez (Cuba) Profesor Armando Domech Gonzales (Cuba) MSc. Profesor Lidia García Suárez (Cuba)
Enseñanza y la Sustentabilidad Ambiental de las Comunidades de la Cuenca Almendares-Vento: Learning and Community Environmental Learning in the Almendares / Vento Basin - 30 min. Conference Paper
Para la implementación de la Gestión Ambiental, un elemento de vital importancia es el Recurso Humano por lo que proveer su formación es imprescindible. Aun así, sin la ayuda ciudadana no sería posible la sustentabilidad. no se puede pensar en implementar la Gestión Ambiental al margen del espacio (Geoespacio).

Prof. Jorge Alberto Galvez Choy (Mexico)
Entrepreneurship Profile of Industrial Engineering Students - Virtual Presentation
This research shows the entrepreneurship profile of four generations of Industrial Enginnering studentes in a mexican institute of higher education.

Dr. Roberta Devlin-Scherer (United States)
Eportfolios: Preservice Teacher Uses: Eportfolios in Practice - 30 min. Conference Paper
Preservice teachers assess the uses of an eportfolio designed to guide their development of portfolio artifacts.

Tinus VanRooy (Slovakia)
Establishing Learning Organisation through a more Educative Approach to Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
Effective learning can be established and enhanced through an approach that integrates teaching, learning and assessment in a way that puts learning in the centre.

M.Sc. Profesor Auxiliar Orlando FlorianCuetu (Cuba) Aracelis MartinezAbraham (Cuba) M. Sc. Rolando Durand Rill (Cuba) Profesor David Rubio Mendez (Cuba)
Estrategia Para La Práctica Laboral De Los Estudiantes De La Carrera Estudios Socioculturales En La Universidad De Guantánamo: The Laboral Practice Activities In The Socio-Culturals Studies In Guantánamo University - 30 min. Conference Paper
El trabajo ofrece una síntesis de la actividad Investigativa que los autores han desarrollado durante los primeros años de la carrera universitaria Licenciatura en Estudios Socioculturales. --- The work offers a synthesis of the investigative activity that the authors have carried out during the former years at the universatiry with the Sociocultural Studies majo

Dra. C.T. Profesor Titular Margarita Piedra Díaz (Cuba) Profesor Auxiliar Elvira Moré Polanco (Cuba) Maria E. Montesino Otero (Cuba) Alberto Rolo Naranjo (Cuba)
Estrategias de apoyo para el desarrollo de las habilidades metacognitivas de los estudiantes de ingeniería - 30 min. Conference Paper
Encontrar estrategias de apoyo que, en el proceso docente, faciliten el desarrollo de las Habilidades del pensamiento

Profesor Esther María Domínguez Marrero (Cuba) Orestes Viciedo García (Cuba)
Estudio Comparado Para La Elaboración De Un Software Educativo Sobre Medio Ambiente. Caso Atmósfera: A Comparative Study for the Creation of an Educative Software about Environment. The Atmosphere Case - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se trata de un software cuyos antecedentes se encuentran en El Glosario sobre medio ambiente realizado por la autora y cuya versión digitalizada en un producto multimedia permite el rápido aprendizaje e información sobre la temática tanto a alumnos como docentes.

Richard G. Bagnall (Australia)
The Ethics of Lifelong Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Contemporary lifelong learning theory presupposes a situational approach to ethical practice. This approach has radical implications for the development of lifelong learning skills.

Reinhold Steinbeck (United States) Katherine Kuhns (United States)
Evaluating Cross-Cultural Distance Learning: The Stanford Initiative on Distance Learning - Offering International Security Courses to the Russian Regions - 30 min. Conference Paper
This comprehensive evaluation project, done in collaboration with Stanford University's Institute for International Studies (IIS) and the Distance Learning Laboratory at the Russian Academy of Education (RAE), will assess changes in argument efficacy, opinion formulation, critical thinking, writing, and attitudes toward social science inquiry among students enrolled in a Stanford University political science course taught in seven Russian universities. The project team will also evaluate related facets of cross-cultural distance learning initiatives.

Julian Silverman (Australia)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Sustainable Intercultural and Collaborative Counselling Training Program - Virtual Presentation
Critiquing a Eurocentric curriculum’s emphases on Western counselling practice and theory: Training program processes and content were transformed to engage with Tongan cultural perspectives perspectives

John Edwards (United Kingdom)
Evaluating Trainee Teachers: What can Pupils tell us - 30 min. Conference Paper
How might pupils' evaluations of trainee teachers in the classroom assist trainees in meeting the Standards for Newly Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales?

Lic Elisa F. Herrera Orúe (Cuba)
Evaluation of the Academic Staff and the Educative Quality - 30 min. Conference Paper
5{rk has the purpose of evaluating the integral character of the academic staff evaluation which main goal is to achieve the best aptitude and therefore, the improvement of the teaching-educative process and consequently THE EDUCATION QUALITY.

Prof Don Collins (Canada) Prof Heather Coleman (Canada) Assoc Prof Jackie Sieppert (Canada)
Evaluation Of University-Level Teaching: What The Research Tells Us - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper critically examines the research evidence concerning the validity of student ratings of post-secondary instruction, and discusses both the contaminants and political implications of student evaluation of faculty teaching.

Prof. Anita Seugnet Blignaut (South Africa) Stanley R Trollip (United States)
Evidence of Faculty Participation in Online Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
The scope of faculty participation in online discussions in online courses and the extent to which faculty meet suggested expectations for participation in online discussions

Lic Luis Daniel Permuy González (Cuba)
Evolution of the Behavior Disorder Etiological Approaches: Implications in the Psycho-Pedagogical Interference of Students with Behavior Disorders - 30 min. Conference Paper
An analysis of the studies related to the genesis of the behavior disorders in children and adolescents – with a character of science from the second half of the XIX century – inflict the evidence of theoretical approaches set in contrast.

Sandra Liliana Pucci (United States) Sharon H. Ulanoff (United States)
The Evolution of the Spanish print environment in one Los Angeles community - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines the Spanish print environment in one Los Angeles Latino community, and the impact that the anti-immigrant, anti-bilingual education post Proposition 227 era had had on that environment.

Dr S. E. Audrey Lim (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Mei Lee Ng (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Experiences of Hong Kong Preschoolers' English Language/Literacy Development - Virtual Presentation
This paper will present the findings of a research project aimed at providing insights into the actual experiences of preschoolers' learning English in Hong Kong.

Christine A. Rogers (United Kingdom)
Experiencing 'Special' Education: Parenting Children with Learning Difficulties - 30 min Conference Paper
Methodologically qualitative research about twenty four parents who have a child or children with learning difficulties and how they experience the education process.

Dr Lizz Todd (United Kingdom)
Extended Schools: Benefits, Barriers and Outcomes - 30 min. Conference Paper
A number of countries world wide are promoting the extension of schools into the community. This paper presents findings from the evaluation by a team of researchers at Newcastle University of a two-year government funded project in 2001/3 to encourage first 3, then a further 22 local education authorities to develop a community focus in a range of schools in England.

Dr. Keith Gilbert (Australia)
Extending Academic Discourse in the University Context: Listening to Student’s other Lives - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper reviews the other lives of university students in order to highlight the ways in which these impact on thier university lives and continuance in their chosen programs.

Dr Pedro Luis Castro Alegret (Cuba) MsC Ana Rosa Padrón Echevarría (Cuba) Aurora García Gutiérrez (Cuba)
Family, Sexuality and Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
The work presented is the result of the implementation of the project: “Towards a Responsible and Happy Sexuality”, which is being developed since 1996-1997 course

Margaret A. Mendoza (United States)
The Ferry Serves Both Shores of the River: Expanding Access and Literacies in Higher Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
A discussion of specific benefits gained from being engaged one-on-one with challenging college students and from recognizing the student as the teacher.

Dr. Wayne Nesbit (Canada) Dr David F. Philpott (Canada)
FAS/E Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Canada's Aboriginal Communities: Implications for Education and Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Discusses FAS/E as a major issue in Canadian First Nation's Society, within a social /educational context

Dr Mark McJunkin (United States) Dr. David Agnew (United States)
Food Land and People: Resource for Agricultural and Environmental Education - 60 min. Workshop
Food, Land, and People is an educational resource that help educators and students in grades preK-12 understand the importance of agricultural and environmental awareness.

Marilyn Grapin (United States) James Hickey (United States) Margaret Tally (United States) Sybil Deveaux (United States)
Fostering a Community of Learners in a Workplace Setting: A Case Study - Virtual Presentation
In this paper we will look at how informal relationships that develop in the workplace can be used within a more formalized educational setting.

Professor Sue Clegg (United Kingdom) Dr Elizabeth Lawrence (United Kingdom) Dr Karen Smith (United Kingdom) Dr Malcolm Todd (United Kingdom)
Fostering Autonomy Through Work-Based Experiences: Challenges for University Educators and Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents a UK-context case-study reporting on the complexities and difficulties of creating autonomous learners through work-based experiences.

Prof. Carrie J. Boden (United States)
Fostering Learner Self-Direction to Prepare Students for Lifelong Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper outlines how assisting learners in becoming increasingly self-directed throughout their studies is a key component of preparing students to develop into lifelong learners.

Mana Forbes (New Zealand)
A Fresh Approach to Teacher Education: Ancestral Value Sysstems - 60 min. Workshop
Teaching teachers to teach using a set of indigenous value systems, and the implementation of these under accererated learning techniques.

Lila Pine (Canada)
From a Pedagogy of Discovery to a Pedagogy of Invention - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop explores the potential of visualization to engage new media students in the process of learning, invention and problem solving.

Dr Moses Samuel (Malaysia) Dr. Saratha Sithamparam (Malaysia)
From Egg to Larva to Mosquito: Student Explorations in the Literacies of School Science - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines students' explorations with science texts in English and the interface between science and literacy instruction.

Heather Lotherington (Canada)
From Goldilocks to Dreadlocks: Transliteracies in the Elementary School - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper describes an experimental study conducted in a multicultural elementary school in Toronto Canada in which children in grades 2, 4, and 5 rewrote traditional literature as digital narratives.

Prof. Yeong-Mahn You (Republic of Korea) Juyun Kim (Canada)
From Learning About to Learning to Be: Digital literacy as Emancipatory Action for the Next Generation in the Digital Time - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study is a reconceptualization of digital literacy in terms of Habermas’ three different human interests, using digital ethnography to the online course in the Korea.

Dr Mark Matthew Maxwell (United States) Gregory Holdan (United States) Allen Lias (United States)
From Lecturer to Facilitator: The Impact of a Collaborative Effort - Virtual Presentation
We relate how content are pedagogy are being strengthened for both the secondary teacher and college professor due to our collaborative effort.

Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (Greece)
From the Conventional Classroom to the New Hybrid Learning Environment: Steps and Methodology - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper presents the methodological principles that will support the transition from the conventional classroom to the new hybrid-learning environment

Linda Hagan (United Kingdom) Caroline Baraniuk (United Kingdom)
Gae Lairn: Addressing Cultural Diversity In the New Northern Ireland Curriculum - Virtual Presentation
Education in Northern Ireland is undergoing radical transformation, moving from a content-centred to a skills-based curriculum. The authors elucidate the challenge of developing curriculum materials to address cultural and linguistic diversity and to promote a sense of identity within a minority community .

Lynn Sheinkin (United States) Prof Christina Pratt (United States)
Gender Equity in Schools - 60 min. Workshop
Dialogue and action on school system interventions that create environments of student saftey and gender equity.

Dr Tim Hobbs (United States) Dr Otar Gerzmava (Georgia) Ysonde Gomez-Hobbs (United States) Dr Debra Eville-Lo (United States)
The Georgian-American Exchange: A Model for Promoting Inclusive Education in Post-soviet Society - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Georgian-American Exchange promotes special and inclusive education for children with disabilities. It is a model for successful systems development in post-soviet schools.

Profesor Auxiliar Arnaldo López Núñez (Cuba) Profesor Auxiliar Elvira Moré Polanco (Cuba) Dr Orison Arjona Vázquez (Cuba) Profesor Auxiliar Miguel Angel López Valoría (Cuba)
Gestión De Información, Gestión Del Aprendizaje Y Gestión De Conocimiento. El Camino Del Éxito Organizacional: Information Management, Learning Management And Knowledge Management. The Way Of The Organisation Best Seller - 30 min. Conference Paper
Establece la relación conceptual existente entre la gestión del información, del aprendizaje y del conocimiento como un proceso realizado y reflejado en el desempeño organizacional.

MSc. Profesor Lidia Lauren Elías Hardy (Cuba) Dr Oscar Rodríguez Hoyos (Cuba) Prof. Fernando Guzmán Martínez (Cuba)
Gestión Universitaria Desde La Perspectiva De La Gestión De La Información: Un Enfoque Interdisciplinario: University Management from the Knowledge Management Perspective: an InterDisciplinary Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
El presente trabajo está dedicado a presentar un modelo de gestión de conocimiento para una institución de educación superior particularizado en cuál es el papel en el desarrollo humano inherente a la gestión universitaria ---- This contribution is devoted to describe a model of knowledge management for a higher educational center. This work emphasizes on the inherent role of the university management for the human development.

Dr Joan M Lescinski (United States)
Gladly Would They Learn, and Gladly Teach: Distance Learning for Adult Prospective Teachers - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines how adult learners from across the United States are enabled to earn baccalaureate degrees and teacher licensure despite being at a significant distance from campus and despite being employed in full-time positions or other responsibilities.

Kate Tindle (United States) Dr Juliana Taymans (United States) Rachel Lander (United States)
Glimpses of Critical Literacy: Urban Adolescents and Preservice Teachers - Virtual Presentation
Graduate level preservice teachers and ninth graders in a high poverty urban school glimpse personal transformations as they learn together in a critical literacy course.

Roy Weaver (United States) Prof. Jerome Ulman (United States)
The Global Digital Divide: Access, Meaning, and Empowerment - 30 min. Conference Paper
We illustrate how satellite broadcasts and video streaming can provide low cost, high quality educational programming, then discuss some related moral and political implications.

Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna (United States)
Got "Academic Language"?: Observing the Cultural Dialogue of English Learner Literacy in California's Professional Development Institutes - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper describes the competing discourses of "academic language" observed in an evaluation of California's professional development institutes for teachers of English learners.

Dr Bonita Barger (United States)
The Group Communication Processes and a Leadership Library - 30 min. Conference Paper
Group communication processes which challenge critical thinking and virtual dialogue about Leadership.

Dr. Maha Sripathy (Singapore) Mardiana A B (Singapore)
Of Habitus, Discourses, Subjectivities and Curriculum-in-use: Constructions of Identities in Two Secondary Schools - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploratory study to understand identities as a construction and consequence of interaction between students, discourses and practice in secondary one classrooms in Singapore.

Prof Jerry Wellington (United Kingdom)
Has ICT Come of Age? Recurring Debates on The Role of ICT in Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper considers the short history of the use of ICT in education and shows how certain questions continually recur.

Tahir Wood (South Africa)
Higher Education and the "General Intellect" - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper looks at recent innovations in the field of Higher Education internationally and explores the implications of these with reference to Marx's notion of the "General Intellect".

MsC Haydée Leal García (Cuba)
Historical Contents: Their Relevant Role in the Curricular Proposal of Today’s High School - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Cuban school in today’s environment needs human men and women provided with a spiritual richness, owners of an integral general culture, supported in the Marxist theory and Marti’s thoughts, with high ethical values and a historical culture which allow them to have a good knowledge of the patriotic traditions and, at the same time, to be formed in the Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean entities.

Dr Marta I. Cruz-Janzen (United States) Marilyn J. Taylor
Hitting the Ground Running: Why Introductory Teacher Education Courses should deal with Multiculturalism - 30 min. Conference Paper
Researchers surveyed candidates during the first week and upon completion of the class. Comparison of pre-and post surveys suggested that the majority of candidates, of all backgrounds, perceived a favorable impact and benefit.

Vassilios Dagdilelis (Greece) Eleni Deligianni (Greece)
The Horizontal and Vertical Expansion of ICT within the Educational System - Virtual Presentation
Information Technology, both as a field of study and as a means of teaching and learning support, has been and still is transforming as far as the educational system is concerned. This paper attempts to examine the consequences of this transformation within the educational system.

Steven Shaw (Canada) Roukana Sanjakdar (Canada)
How Applicable Are North American Web Design Standards Across Cultures: A Comparison of Preferences of North American Users, Arab Users, and Designers Producing Content for Arab Audiences - 30 min. Conference Paper
A list of North American web design standards and guidelines was extracted from a review of literature. These standards and guidelines were translated into a survey instrument with 80 items relating to preferences for different design decisions.

Edith Lai (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
How Do School Mentors Make Sense Of The Changes Brought By A School-University Partnership? - Virtual Presentation
School teachers involved in mentoring student teachers in schools perceived the school-university partnership and their mentor role differently after a three-year period.

Glenda Kupczyk-Romanczuk (Australia)
How Do We Define ‘Environment’? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Using word webs and concept maps to help explain technical concepts and demonstrate connections among words used to talk about the environment

Cheo Kim San Roland (Australia)
How Published Ranking Knowledge Affects Educational Institutions' Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Singapore Secondary Schools - 30 min. Conference Paper
Looking at the top one-third of Singapore secondary schools, this paper examines how ranking information has affected the efficiency of these educational institutions.

Dr Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller (United States) Josh Geller (United States)
How to Leave No Child Behind: Universal Design for Instruction and Assessment - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this paper, we highlight the principles of Universal Design for Instruction and Assessment and discuss how this approach to instructional and assessment design increases the participation of students with special needs in general education settings.

Dr. Mhairi Vi Maeers (Canada)
The i-TeacherEd Project: An Action Research Project on the Integration of Technology into a Teacher Education Program - 30 min. Conference Paper
A three-year longitudinal study exploring how pre-service teachers integrate technology into their assignments, field placement classrooms, and also into their first year of teaching.

Dr Alida Vizcaino (Colombia) Ivan Junco (Colombia)
Identity and Motivation in Second Language Acquisition: What do They Really Want? - Virtual Presentation
This qualitative study explores the role of motivation and linguistic institutionalization on university students’ identities and on their second language acquisition process.

Susan Frusher (United States) Michael Wayne Jackson (United States)
Identity Origins of Indigenous People: Learning in the Cultural Environment: Integration of Research-Based Course Content with a Field Trip to Historic Mound Builder Cultures in the southern United States - 60 min. Workshop
A university field trip to Mississippian Mound Builder cultures provides an on-site cultural learning activity and insight into the identity origins of indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands tribes in the United States.

Valerie Williams (United Kingdom) John Edwards (United Kingdom)
If my first step is good , my second will be better (Chinese Proverb): Ethnic Minority Students' Progress on the Ladder of Higher Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
Ten year programme of training provided for bilingual classroom assistants by the local education authority employer in collaboration with the city's university

Dr Marta I. Cruz-Janzen (United States) Joslyn K. Owens Marilyn J. Taylor
Impact of Multicultural Curriculum, Content, and Instruction: Assessment of a Preservice Program Through Teacher Candidates' Eyes - 30 min. Conference Paper
Impact of Curriculum, Content, and Instruction: Assessment of a Preservice Program Through Teacher Candidates' Eyes

Profesor Auxiliar Miguel Angel López Valoría (Cuba) Profesor Auxiliar Arnaldo López Nuñez (Cuba) Profesor Auxiliar Elvira Moré Polanco (Cuba) Dr Orison Arjona Vázquez (Cuba)
Impartición De Gerencia De Proyectos; Una Experiencia Docente En El Ámbito Universitario: Projects Management; An Educational Experience In The University Scope - 30 min. Conference Paper
Experiencias adquiridas en la impartición de la asignatura Gerencia de Proyectos en el ámbito de pregrado.

Chrisanne LaHue (United States) Valeri Kershaw (United States) Nicole Saab (United States) Trish Harder (United States) Kristin Waters (United States)
Implementing Denver Public School's Literacy Studio Course at Morey Middle School: Education Reform in Action - 90 min. Colloquium
Morey Middle School's story of implementing literacy education reform in Denver Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

Oksana Bartosh (Canada)
Improving Academic Achievement through Environmental Education Programs - Virtual Presentation
This research investigates the impact of environmental education programs on student achievement on standardized tests in math, reading and writing and shows that environmental schools consistently outperform “traditional” schools on the tests.

Cheri Williams (Australia)
Improving Cultural Safety Through Institutional Change: A Challenge for Indigenous Academics in the Northern Territory of Australia. - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper looks at the struggles of Indigenous staff within an educational institution to bring about institutional change to improve cultural safety for Indigenous students.

David Zyngier (Australia)
Improving the Pathways for Young People who are Early School Leavers and/or Require Alternate Education: Translation of Research into Practice (Praxis) Alternate Pathways - have we forgotten about Social Justice? - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines how the community understands the ‘problem’ of student disengagement and its potential ‘resolution’ in terms of deficit explanations for students’ problems and hence the need for alternative programs that remove students from the mainstream

Judith Elizabeth Brown (Australia)
In Pursuit of Excellence: Using High Stakes Assessment Strategies as a Teaching and Learning Tool for the Development of Performers of Excellence - Virtual Presentation
This paper considers some effective teaching and learning strategies for the performing arts using high stakes assessment strategies.

Isabelle Sabau
Increased Opportunities and Reduced Spatio-temporal Limitations: The Promise of Online Learning - Virtual Presentation
Online learning environments provide comparable quality and interaction for students to traditional classrooms having the advantage of increasing opportunities for more learners.

Katrina Thorpe (Australia) Peter Minter (Australia)
Indigenous Philosophies and Transformative Pedagogies in University Curricula - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will define and articulate attributes of Indigenous pedagogic philosophies and their potential for stimulating ‘new learning’ practices that are decolonising and ethically responsive.

Dr. Alastair Sharp (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Individual Differences in Language Learning Success: The Effects of Personality - Virtual Presentation
This paper will examine personality correlates and language learning success. Data obtained from Hong Kong students will be compared with selected ethnic groups in other parts of the world. The importance of teacher awareness of the effect of personality differences will be considered.

May Kokkidou (Greece) Konstantinos Dinas (Greece) Helen Tsakiridou (Greece) Argyris Kyridis (Greece)
Infants’ Phonemic Awareness and Family Literacy in Greece - Virtual Presentation
The correlation between infants’ language or communicational skills and their social background in Greece.

Dr Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller (United States) Jan McCoy (United States) Josh Geller (United States)
Influence of Case-Based Instruction on Pre-Service Teachers’ Decision-Making Skills - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents findings from a study examining the effects of video case analysis on the instructional decision-making skills of pre-service middle/secondary education students.

Arda Culpan (Australia)
Information Communication Technology in Visual Art Education: Attributes and Limitations of Information Communication Technology in the Context of Visual Art Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will outline a number of the attributes and limitations of information communication technology (ICT) relative to the practice of visual artists and visual arts education. It will also explore several factors that influence the way ICT can be implemented in the visual arts education context and highlight several issues requiring further consideration with respect to successful integration of ICT in the context of visual art education, particularly at teacher education level.

Dr. Chima Igwe (United States) Chief Charles O. Okereke
Information Technology As The Greatest Empowerment Tool Ever - 30 min. Conference Paper
Information Technology can easily be qualified as the greatest tool of empowerment the world has ever seen. It has merged the world into a global community with the free flow of information at the click of a computer mouse

Mike McManus (United Kingdom) Dr Malcolm Todd (United Kingdom)
Inquiry-based Learning and Study Support: An Investigation of its Use in a First Year Undergraduate Social Science Programme - 30 min. Conference Paper
An inquiry-based approach to academic study support: an evaluation of student and staff experiences

Dr. Susan Fleming (United States) Nancy Letts (United States)
Insiders and Outsiders: Understanding the Implicit Curriculum - 60 min. Workshop
The question at the heart of this workshop is: How can we alter the power structure that is so often part of the implicit curriculum?

MsC Sol Angel Galdós Sotolongo (Cuba)
The Institutional Evaluation In Havana City’s Special Schools For Children With Retardation In The Psychical Development - 30 min. Conference Paper
This work presents the methodological design of the Doctor’s research work and the theoretical-methodological considerations of the Educative Evaluation.

Mary Jae Paul (United States)
Instructional Development as "Community" Programming: Using Activity Theory to Examine Departmental Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
Describes how a conceptual framework called activity theory can be used to examine departmental climate and create more effective and adaptable instructional development programs.

Paula Boxie (United States)
Integrating Technology in a Reading Methods Course - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this presentation is to outline successful steps for effectively integrating technology in any teacher education classroom.

Professor Susan Marie Cherup (United States)
Integrating Technology into Teacher Education - 60 min. Workshop
Integration of technology into the teacher education curriculum

Justine Fierman MSN, CRNP, CDE (United States)
The Integration of Health Promotion Within School Curricula- The Time Has Come - Virtual Presentation
As the paradigm within healthcare shifts from illness to wellness across the lifespan, school curricula must begin to integrate health promotion across the lifespan as well.

MsC Tomás Jorge Camilo (Cuba)
The Interdisciplinary Relation as a Current Pedagogical Problem - 30 min. Conference Paper
The statement of interdisciplinary relation in the modern science environment is based in the scientific effort for finding solutions to the philosophical contradiction between the current conditions of reality and the need to apprehend that reality in the man’s thought. In the field of pedagogy, this contradiction is proved to adopt a special character because of the nature and goal of this science.

Meg Morgan (United States)
International Technical Communication: New Questions for a New Time - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will explore the questions international technical communicators are asking through published research and through interviews with international professional communicators.

Dr. Anthony Rigazio-Digilio (United States) Dr Carol Carter-Lowery (United States) Dr Penelope Lisi (United States) Dr Helen R. Abadiano (United States) Cecile Walden (United States) Dr Olusegun Sogunro (United States)
Internationalizing Leadership Education in the Caribbean: Critical Reflection on Central Connecticut State University's Experience in Jamaica: International, Global, Multicultural and Cross-cultural Education - 90 min. Colloquium
This presentation brings to the fore the success of Central Connecticut State University’s efforts in internationalizing higher education in the Caribbean, especially in developing educational leaders for Jamaican schools as well as provide insights into the efficacy of the literacy component of the program. The implications of the challenges of the program will also be discussed.

Dr David S. Brown (United States)
The Internet and Cyber Crimes: A Lack of Awareness of Security Issues by Teachers Who Use Innovative Technology in the Classroom - Virtual Presentation
Internet use is on the rise in schools, as are cyber crimes, yet teachers are unaware that their students are the main criminals.

Dr Peter Burkholder (United States)
The Internet Colleague Finder Database (ICFDb) - 60 min. Workshop
The Internet Colleague Finder Database (ICFDb) is a Web-based resource that serves as a central contact point for scholars wishing to enter their students into virtual learning programs with other students around the world.

Tzanova Slavka (Bulgaria) Helmut Schauer (Switzerland) Zlatko Zografski
Internet-based Performance Support System with Educational Elements - 30 min. Conference Paper
The reported project is aimed at implementation of innovative approaches for task-performance independent eLearning and development of new instruments in instructional design of Internet-based courses for engineering education - Internet-based Performance Support Systems with Educational Elements (IPSS_EE).

John Annakis (Australia) Tsunehiko Nawano (Australia) Jeanette Slepcev (Australia)
Interpreting levels of Dissatisfaction: Exit, Voice, Loyalty and Neglect . A Case Study of Academics in an Australian University - Virtual Presentation
This study evaluated academics perceptions of job dissatisfaction and assessed it within the job context of Higher Education in an Australian university.

Briskman Linda (Australia)
Introducing Human Rights in Social Work: Curriculum Endeavours - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper presents and analyses the teaching of human rights in social work programs in Australia.

Assoc. Prof. Claire Maree Wyatt-Smith (Australia) Dr Geraldine Castleton (Australia)
Investigating Digital Literacies: A Situated Perspective - Virtual Presentation
This paper reports on a five-year investigation of the digital literacies that students use as they engage with curricular learning in online environments.

Dr. Mahzan Arshad (Malaysia)
Investigating Literacy Involvement of Young Children in Malaysia - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of study is to investigate factors that support literacy involvement of children at kindergarten level.

James G. Coe (United States)
Investigating the Environment of Conation from the Perspective of the Autonomous Learner - 30 min. Conference Paper
An investigation of the importance in linking curiosity and interest to the initiative and resourcefulness of autonomous learners

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Murphy (Canada)
Issues in Broadband-Supported Learning: Synchronous Communication, Accessibility, Independence - 30 min. Conference Paper
Issues in broadband-supported learning relate to temporal constraints with synchronous communication in video-conferencing, access to equipment & achieving independence in the use of tools and technologies

Esther Victoria Valera Rivero (Cuba)
José Martí, un precursor: La Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos y la Constitución de la República de Cuba: Jose Martí, a precursor: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba - 30 min. Conference Paper
Pensamientos de José Martí, identificables con los derechos humanos. Correspondencia entre la Declaración Universal y la Constitución Cubana. Cubano precursor de ambos documentos.

Dahlina Daut Mohmud (United Kingdom)
The KaryaNet; Malaysia's EBook Portal: The Development of Knowledge Online - 30 min. Conference Paper
The KaryaNet, developed by The Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia with collaboration from other research institutes and higher institutions in Malaysia, aim to provide an online research resouce for users.

Enrique Cejas (Cuba) Luisa Grado Pedro (Cuba) Profesora Ivelise Gómez Flores (Cuba) Profesora Rafael Castaño Oliva (Cuba)
La Formación Por Competencias Laborales: Proyecto De Diseño Macrocurricular Para La Especialidad De Farmacia Industrial: Competency Based Education And Training: A Project Of Macrocurricular Design For Pharmaceutical Technician - 30 min. Conference Paper
Abarca la formación por competencias laborales para los técnicos en Farmacia Industrial. Se presenta el plan de estudios. Se validó por experimento pedagógico.

Gómez Jiménez Maria Luisa (Spain)
La Calidad docente en el espacio Europeo de Educación Superior y la adquisición de nuevas competencias pedagógicas: Hacia el enfoque transdisciplinar - Virtual Presentation
Esta Ponencia presenta el trabajo desarrollado en la Universidad de Málaga por un grupo de Profesores y Profesoras, en el campo de la eduación Transdisciplinar en temas ambientales.

Aracelis MartinezAbraham (Cuba) Dr. Sc. Alfredo Méndez Leyva (Cuba) M.Sc. Profesor Auxiliar Orlando FlorianCuetu (Cuba)
La Carrera Cómo Célula Fundamental Para El Establecimiento De Relaciones Interdisciplinarias En El Proceso De Universalización De La Educación Superior: The Interdisciplinary Relation In The Universalization Process Of The Cuban University In Order To Create A New Teacher Performance. - 30 min. Conference Paper
El trabajo ofrece una síntesis de los resultados de una investigación que los autores han desarrollado durante varios años acerca de la relación interdisciplinaria con el fin de establecer algunos procedimientos y criterios para elaborar la red lógica en la estructuración u organización del contenido y el diseño de actividades a través del trabajo metodológico de la carrera como célula fundamental para elevar la calidad del Proceso Docente Educativo en la Enseñanza Superior

Antonia Díaz Núñez (Cuba)
La Cátedra Universitaria del Adulto Mayor: un espacio para educar: University Studies on Adults: a Space to Educate - 30 min. Conference Paper
“No fructifica la educación si no es continua y constante...” José Martí El rápido crecimiento de la población adulta mayor ha impactado a la humanidad, lo cual constituye un gran reto que demanda políticas y programas adecuados para promover un envejecimiento activo y alta calidad de vida.

Profesor, Master Pedro Luis González Rivera (Cuba) Profesora Deogracia Hernández Rodríguez (Cuba)
La dimensión internacional de la Educación para la Paz y los Derechos Humanos en Cuba.: The International Dimension Of The Education For Peace And The Human Rights - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se valoran aspectos esenciales de la conceptualización del aprendizaje de la Educación para la Paz y los Derechos Humanos en su dimensión internacional, vinculado al estudio de los problemas históricos de la contemporaneidad.

Dr. Prof. Luis Salas (Spain)
La EducacionAmbiental Curricular: retos y perspectivas - Plenary Session Speaker

Dr, Profesor Mario Bello Hernandez (Cuba) Profesor Mirta Fabregat Jorge (Cuba) Profesor Diego Rafael Ulloa López (Cuba) Profesor Armando Domech Gonzales (Cuba)
La Educación Ambiental Y El Planeamiento Comunitario: Un Modelo Para La Evaluación Del Proceso De Aprendizaje: Environmental Education and Community Planning Evaluation Of The Learning Process - 30 min. Conference Paper
El presente trabajo se refiere a una investigación educativa llevada a cabo durante mas de dos años con actores que viven en territorio de Almendares – Vento, principal cuenca de la Ciudad de La Habana y sus alrededores. El deterioro ambiental de la cuenca es destacado y debido a esto se propuso desarrollar un proyecto de capacitación ambiental el cual partiera de la determinación y diagnóstico de los actores fundamentales del territorio y de las diferentes comunidades. El objetivo del presente trabajo consiste en exponer y evaluar al modelo de educación y aprendizaje que ha guiado todo el proceso de investigación.

Profesor Leonardo Herrera Boza (Cuba)
La Historia Contemporánea Y La Educación Para La Paz En Cuba: The Contemporary History And The Education For The Peace In Cuba - 30 min. Conference Paper
Presentación de una experiencia pedagógica de avanzada en la enseñanza de la Historia Contemporánea, teniendo en cuenta los principios de la Educación para la paz en Cuba.

Antonia Miriam Pentón Oliva (Cuba)
La Salud Escolar y la Educación para la Paz: School Health and the Education for the Peace - 30 min. Conference Paper
Utilización de los ejes temáticos del Programa Director de Promoción y Educación para la Salud en la educación de nuestros escolares en una cultura de paz.

Jenifer Onstott (United States)
Language and Community: Becoming Engaged Citizens Through Synthesizing Second Language Theory and Experiential Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Undergraduates tested the tenets of Second Language Acquisiton Theory through service learning in the rich multiligual laboratory of Southern California.

Dr. David Foltz (United States)
Language and Identity: Spanish Heritage Speech Closes Doors To Some Work Opportunities in the US - 30 min. Conference Paper
Many US corporations screen job applicants for their speaking skills in both Spanish and English

Georgia Andreou (Greece) Anargyros Karapetsas (Greece)
Language Lateralization in Bilingual Females: ERPs in Bilinguals - Virtual Presentation
A bilateral pattern of lateralization was found in bilingual females for their native and foreign language using the method of Event Related Potentials (ERPs).

Dr Robert J. Andrews (United States)
Leadership Program: Implementing a Curricular-based High School Leadership Program. A Case Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
This case study examines the genesis, development, implementation, and organizational impact of a curricular-based, high school leadership program.

George Bieger (United States) Dennis Ausel (United States) Larry Vold (United States) Monte Tidwell (United States) Alphonse Novels (United States)
Learning About Other Cultures: Preparing Teachers for a Multicultural World - 90 min. Colloquium
Describes international and urban immersion experience programs for pre-service teachers as a means of promoting cross-cultural learning

Hun Ping Rebecca Cheung
Learning Academic Concepts through a Movement Activity Programme in a Hong Kong Kindergarten - 30 min. Conference Paper
To explore whether movement activities could be a tool for learning of academic concepts

Glyndwr Jones (New Zealand)
Learning and 'Unlearning' in a Turbulent Educational Environment: Insights from a Collaborative Team-Based Management Development Project - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper examines the learning experiences of two cohorts of MBA students, one indigenous 'Kiwi' and one international, in a collaborative learning project.

Geoffrey Walford (United Kingdom)
Learning and the Local Community: Is Community Involvement always a Good Thing? - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the nature of community consultation and involvement in schooling, and uses examples from a recent Spencer Foundation funded study.

Prof. Rebecca J. Alm (United States) Kathleen M. Heideman (United States) Dr Patricia Briggs (United States) Nathaniel Stern (United States) Justin Heideman (United States)
Learning Art Online: Critique, Interaction and Interface - 90 min. Colloquium
If visual learning is our focus at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, how are course management tools used to enhance Fine Arts education?

Dr Ove Sandell (Norway)
Learning as Acquisition or Learning as Participation?: Introduction and Background - 30 min. Conference Paper
Purpose, methodical strive. 24 interviewed pupils with some reading/writing problems introduced their school stories and gave information about (goal of) learning, knowing, being.

Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan IV (United States)
Learning from War: Helping North American Students to Learn about the World in Times of Crisis - Virtual Presentation
"War is how Americans learn geography." This lamentable truism presents an opportunity to provide students with tools for understanding in times of crisis.

Dra Pilar Rico Montero (Cuba)
Learning in the Near Development Zone - 30 min. Conference Paper
The work presented shows the theoretical-methodological cores about the concepts of learning and the category Near Development Zone.

Marcia Krawll (New Zealand) Dr Jaime Canfux Gutierrez (Cuba) Dr. Rongo H. Wetere (New Zealand)
Learning Literacy en Masse: A Multi-Media Approach - 60 min Workshop
The workshop aims to demonstrate a home-based, self-directed learning programme with the support of instructional video and audio for adult learners.

Cedric Ian Cullingford (United Kingdom)
Learning or Being Taught?: Children's Minds and Educational Policy - 30 min. Conference Paper
This explores what we know about the way young people learn and what should be done about it. It argues that we have got the education systems disastrously wrong.

Dr Barbara Prashing (New Zealand)
Learning Style Diversity in the Classroom: Everyone Can Learn, if we Just Knew How to Teach Them. - 30 min. Conference Paper
Everyone CAN learn and everyone learns differently. Students’ learning styles determine how learning environments enhance or prevent study success and influence learning motivation.

Dr Christy Carroll (United States) Gloria Cobbs (United States)
Learning Styles and their Effect on Mid-level Students' Abilities - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop will explain the concept of learning styles and the impact it has on student knowledge. It will also specifically look at differences in mid-level students and learning styles.

Lawrence Joseph Perry (Australia)
Learning through Indigenous Identity - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper investigates how incorporating Indigenous identity in curriculum by tracing Indigenous family histories and communities are beneficial to Aboriginal Learning in the University environment

Jennifer Munday (Australia) Dr Richard Taffe (Australia)
Learning to Learn: An Investigation into the way Student Teachers Transfer their own Learning Strategies to help Children Learn - Virtual Presentation
Research indicates that understanding how we learn ourselves has a significant impact on how we go about attempting to teach others (Dembo 2001). Teacher education programs can benefit from a better understanding of how student teachers learn and this information can enhance the ways that student teachers design and evaluate the programs of learning they develop for children.

Maria del Carmen Batista (Cuba)
Learning to Listen—Una alternativa para desarrollar la comprensión auditiva del discurso en idioma inglés en estudiantes de ingeniería en Cuba: An Alternative for Developing listening Comprehension in English for Cuban Engineering Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se propone un sistema de tareas comunicativas para desarrollar la comprensión auditiva, como parte de un curso de inglés que se imparte a estudiantes de ingeniería en el ISPJAE.

Dr. Karen Chantrey Wood (United Kingdom) Anne Disney (United Kingdom)
Learning to Teach - Learning to Value: An Example of Citizenship Education in Initial Teacher Training - 30 min. Conference Paper
A discussion paper reflecting an 'events and activities' approach to citizenship in the context of initial teacher training in a UK university.

Lily L. Dyson (Canada)
Learning to Teach and Teaching Teachers: Consonance and Dissonance between Pre-service and In-service Teachers about Practicum - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presentation presents a study of the consonance and dissonance between pre-service and in-service teachers in their perceptions about aspects of practicum teaching and supervision.

Dr. Jason Duque Raley (United States) Carla Victoria Corral (United States)
Learning, Democracy and the Problem of Trust - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper argues that understanding trust ought to be a fundamental concern for educational research and practice, and also presents theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the negotiation of trusting relations in sustained, joint activity.

Jean Sutton (United States) Dr. Krista Glazewski (United States)
LectureMaker: Effective and Efficient Knowledge Transfer Via Online Multimedia Delivery - 60 min. Workshop
LectureMaker is a video and multimedia system for delivering educational lectures or deomnstrations via the Internet. Attend this workshop to discover how this tool can be used to promote effective online teaching.

Rima D. Apple (United States)
Liberation or Domesticity?: The Struggle over Women's Education in the 20th Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
The goals and content of women's education have long been a site of struggle. This paper traces the evolution of women's education, using the discipline of home economics as an emblematic case study.

Dr W. Franklin Spikes (United States)
Lifelong Learning and the University: Rethinking Our Role in a Global Society - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the role of today's university in contributing to the advancement of a global society through embracing a commitment to learning throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Carol Christy (United States)
Listener Ability to Identify Reading Errors at Various Reading Rates - Virtual Presentation
Schools are assessing reading level by listening to and timing a child reading and identifying the number of words read correctly. This project addresses the question, “How accurate are these assessments?”

Hans Smits (Canada)
Listening to Students, Learning about Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper presents interpretation of research with junior and high school students about their experiences of learning. Students responses are examined from a phenomenological perspective around the themes of time, space, relationships, and embodiment.

James K. Elmborg (United States)
Literacies Large and Small: The Case of Information Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will explore the ways information literacy has been constructed in the discourse of college and university libraries.

Dr. Roberta J. Herter (United States) Camelia Ortiz (United States) Rosaria Aronie (United States) Tino Aleman (United States)
A Literacy Casebook: One School's Approach to Teacher Professional Development - 30 min. Conference Paper
Fourteen teachers develop literacy cases focusing on reading and language learning. Through critical reflective writing and ongoing conversation, teachers develop strategic plans for enhancing their school's literacy curriculum.

Donna Bickel (United States) Donna Micheaux (United States) Annette Seitz (United States) Lillie Sipp (United States) Nancy Artz (United States)
Literacy Coaches: Closing the Gap Between Training and Use - 30 min. Conference Paper
This describes Content-Focused Coaching, a model for professional development of literacy coaches, and includes general principles for professional development that support change in teaching practice.

Dr. Jim Greenlaw (Canada)
Literacy Curriculum Reform in Bhutan: Headmasters Discuss the Challenges They Face - 30 min. Conference Paper
The literacy curriculum implementation challenges faced by school headmasters in Bhutan will be described and photographs of school life will be shown.

Juan Pablo Jiménez (United States)
Literacy Demands In People In A Post-Industrial, Knowledge-Based Economy: A Latino Woman (Re)Designing Her Social Future Through Text(S) In A Computer And Family Literacy Class - 30 min. Conference Paper
A one-year critical ethnographic case study that demonstrates how the literacy practices a Latino woman engages in through her participation in a computer and family Literacy class, in a post-industrial North Eastern American city.

Prof. Nancy Nelson (United States)
Literacy: Beyond the Commonplaces - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper, which focuses on the link between conceptions of place and conceptions of literacy, challenges conventional notions of literacy and literacy education.

Dr. Michael Kehler (Canada) Christopher Greig (Canada)
The Literate Selves: Reading or Misreading the Textuality of High School Boys - 30 min. Conference Paper
The authors address current tensions between a backlash politics that creates a newly “disadvantaged boy” and a postructuralist theorizing that deconstructs gender essentialism and identity politics within literacy practices.

Jean Mollett (South Africa) Jenny Hadingham (South Africa)
The Little Blue Scaffold - Virtual Presentation
In this paper we discuss the development of a handbook aimed at providing a scaffold for undergraduate biology students.

Denice Goodrich Liley (United States)
Living in the Moment: Workshop Approach to End of Life Education: Linking University Students, Families, and Communities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Important communication issues regarding end of life rarely emerge for families until a death occurs. This paper focuses on the potential that workshops within the university setting have at increasing intergenerational discussions of end of life.

Profesora Martha de los Angeles Parada Marañón (Cuba) Profesora María Emilia Soteras Zambrano (Cuba) Profesora Hilda Vila Sainz Baranda (Cuba)
Los Estudios Sobre Cuba En La Enseñanza Superior Del Arte: Una Experiencia Pedagógica: The study about Cuba and its culture, a main objective, in the high education of art in Cuba - 30 min. Conference Paper
El estudio de los procesos identitarios cubanos en el marco académico de los estudiantes de arte

Prof Alison Jones (New Zealand)
Love Me! Teach Me! Cross-Cultural Literacy in University Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
Explores how we might develop ‘cross-cultural literacy’ through the process of a critical re-reading of past events shared by members of colonial and indigenous groups

Gloria de las M Gómez Pais (Cuba) Profesora Maura SalabarriaRoig (Cuba) Profesor Alberto González Tejera (Cuba) Profesor Jose FernandezOlivera (Cuba)
Mapear Nuestra Comunidad: Un Paradigma De La Reflexión Y La Acción En Busca De La Sostenibilidad: Mapping Our Community: A Paradigm On The Reflection And Action In Search Of Sustaintability - 60 min. Workshop
Es un proyecto de investigación en el tema de Educación Ambiental en diversas Comunidades de la capital que se viene desarrollando desde hace 4 años.

Michele Knobel (United States) Colin Lankshear (Australia)
Mapping the Blogosphere: Form And Effect In Weblogging - Plenary Session Speaker
Following the explosion of weblogging since 1999, educators in many countries are trying to incorporate ‘blogging’ into classroom-based learning. As with earlier technocultural adoptions, however, questions arise about the extent to which, and conditions under which, weblogging might be taken up purposefully and effectively as part of formal learning. This paper looks at some conceptual and design dimensions of blogs in relation to author point of view and intent. Examples of effective blogs of different kinds are explored in order to understand why they are successful, and a range of educational implications are outlined.

Colin Lankshear (Australia) Michele Knobel (United States)
Mapping the Blogosphere: Function and Power in Weblogging - Plenary Session Speaker
This paper briefly describes weblogs, develops a preliminary typology of blogs, and explores a thesis about power distribution in the blogosphere. The paper argues that issues concerning the powerfulness and effectiveness of blogs are complex. While we should primarily think about the ‘powerfulness’ and ‘effectiveness’ of weblogs in terms of their creators’ diverse purposes, it is clear that some purposes, effectively realized, and an absolutely tiny cohort of bloggers wield a wildly disproportionate amount of material power and influence within the blogging community at large.

Dr. Anna M. Quirk (United States)
Meaning and The Good Life: Reconfiguring the Role of Education in Indigenous Cultural Contexts - 30 min. Conference Paper
Within indigenous education initiatives, meaning-based curricula can be paired with quantifiable short-term benefit to reconfigure the role of education in indigenous cultural contexts.

Dr. Maxine Ruvinsky (Canada)
Media Convergence and the Canadian Journalism School: Social Conscience in the Age of Information - 30 minute presentation
Canadian journalism teachers struggle for relevance amidst rapidly advancing media convergence and ever greater reliance on corporate funding as governments "de-fund" post-secondary education.

Prof. Terrence Ross (United States)
Media Empowerment via the Best and the Worst: A Dialectic Approach to Teaching Media Literacy to our Children - 60 min. Workshop
Examples of the best and worst in media will be discussed as a model for how to effectively engage children in media and curriculum.

David J Steiner (United States)
Media Making as a Tool of Conscientizacao in the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict - 30 min. Conference Paper
Paulo Friere's concepts of "praxis" and "conscientizacao" applied through media production as a tool for conflict resolution in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Laya Rahim Zadeh (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Media, Internet, Today Communication Means, Training and Education Alternations, and Responses - Virtual Presentation
In this article I am going to answer these questions : 1-does media tecnology effect on training & education of societies? 2- how can we adapt training & education with society structures through electronic medias?

Dr Irene Tempone (Australia) Dr Barbara Lasky (Australia)
Mentoring as the Way Forward for Learning Organisations - Virtual Presentation
The role of mentors in assisting organisations to meet preferred outcomes.

Prof Marjory Anne Ebbeck (Australia)
Mentoring in the Arts: Supporting Teachers to become Researchers - 30 min. Conference Paper
Information will be presented about a research project in a large primary school in South Australia on mentoring in the arts curriculum

Dr. David Holman (United States) Amaney Saleh (United States) Deborah Goodwin (United States)
Metacognition, A Basic Skill: Redefining Basic Skills for the Next Century - Virtual Presentation
Metacognition is presented as a new basic learning skill and is analyzed from the perspectives of the critical theorist and constructivist.

Dr. Liliana Rodriguez-Campos (United States) Dr. Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez (United States)
Metaevaluation: Theoretical and Practical Guidelines for Evaluating Evaluations - Virtual Presentation
This paper provides information on how to plan, conduct, and report a metaevaluation by applying the evaluation standards and metaevaluation checklists.

Anatoliy Medvedev (Uzbekistan)
Methods of Implementation and Adaptation of Modern Technologies in Elementary Education in Young Independent Republic - 30 min Conference Paper
The reform of elementary education in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the period of transition to market economy and construction of the open civil society is a difficult process. Our school experience, which gained solving questions of adaptation of a new educational system over last three-four years, is described.

Profesor Pedro Luis Basulto Ramírez (Cuba)
Metodología para la utilización de la obra literaria Popol Wuh en funció de comprensión del hecho histórico - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se propone una metodología para la utilización de la Literatura en la enseñanza de Historia de América tomando como ejemplo el Popol Wuh.

David Brandstein (United States)
Modeling and Embracing Successful Diversity Strategies in Higher Education: Recruiting and Retaining Indigenous and Other Underrepresented Students - 60 min. Workshop
Drawing on extensive research and applied experiences, this interactive workshop discusses varied stategies to develop and implement a plan to recruit and retain Indigenous and other underrepresented students in higher education.

Ilona Leki
Moving Inside: Socioacademic Relationships and Institutional Literacy Demands in the Transformation of Social and Literate Identities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Report documents transformation of immigrant student from failure to success in college based on development of socioacademic relationships and social literacies

Dr. Tom Hergert (United States)
Multi-camera Video in an Action Research Project on Teaching Critical Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
A continuing school-based action research project has integrated digital video. Multi-camera classroom video tapes and files are used by teachers for reflection and communication.

Dr. Robin Millar (Canada) Les Klassen (Canada)
Multi-media and Professional Development for Adult Literacy Workers Facilitating Learning and Literacy: Developing a Bilingual DVD - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop will provide participants with an interactive look at the print and DVD materials developed to facilitate the use of Essential Skill Profiles into community-based literacy work.

Prof. Kim Song (United States) Jacklyn Lewis-Harris (United States)
Multicultural Education Techniques: Social Studies Methods Course - 30min Paper Presentation
The pre-service teachers do not understand that diversity is interwoven in all of the social studies themes. Our presentation examines, through hands-on activities, the individual students’ awareness towards diversity.

Dr. Annabelle Nelson (United States)
Multicultural Model of HIV Prevention for Youth - 30 min. Conference Paper
A creative HIV prevention program for youth in English and Spanish using the Learning Wheel a multicultural multi intelligence model, with significant statistically outcomes in helping youth talking to potential partners about sexual issues

Paul Kalfadellis (Australia)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Cross-cultural Communication and Management - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper argues that training and educating the cross-culturally competent manager requires a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating the study of business,communication, politics, and other social sciences.

Kathryn Meyer Grushka (Australia) Nicole Avard (Australia) Michelle Nicholson (Australia)
A Multiliteracies Focused Curriculum in an Australian Comprehensive High School, Framed by the Quality Teaching NSW Public Schools Model as a Catalyst. - 30 min. Conference Paper
Teachers have organised meaning making within inquiry modes and acknowledged the metalanguage of Multiliteracies. Investigative learning tasks engaged students in an understanding of their constructed knowing informed by the worlds of work, personal and public lives within the context of the Quality Teaching NSW model.

Dr Annah H. Healy (Australia)
Multiliteracies Meeting Diverse Social and Cultural Learner Contexts: The Challenges to Traditional Pedagogy - Virtual Presentation
The paper reports on essential changes to traditional pedagogies brought about by a multiliteracies approach in Years 1-10 classrooms.

Silvia Fajardo Flores (Mexico) Kathy Lynch (Australia) Julie Fisher
Multimedia Applications: Engaging the Learner - 30min Conference Paper
This paper reports on a study which examined the ‘drag and drop’ interaction style on learners’ engagement with educational multimedia software.

Dr Pippa Stein Denise Newfield
Multimodal Pedagogies and Inside/Outside School Knowledges in South African Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
In our work in the Wits Multiliteracies Project, we explore multimodal pedagogies for developing world teaching contexts in which students come from diverse cultural, historical, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds

Dr Maria Papadopoulou (Greece) Vasilia Christidou (Greece)
Multimodal Text Comprehension and Production by Preschool Children: An Interdisciplinary approach of Water Conservation - Virtual Presentation
The paper presents an interdisciplinary program for preschool children on water conservation based on multimodal texts.

John Gordon (United Kingdom)
Multimodality and Learning with Poetry - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploration of the relevance of theories of multimodality to learning and teaching related to poetry.

Dr. Suzanne M. Rose (United States)
Multiple Literacies: Children's Books and the Arts - Virtual Presentation
Participants will be involved in activities based on children's literature and the arts. Activities will focus on the interrelationships of the arts (music, dance, theatre, visual arts) and traditional literacy.

Alison Meyric Hughes (United Kingdom)
Music Education in the UK - 30 min. Conference Paper
An investigation into how community arts education projects in the UK benefit the individual and society.

Janette Vervoorn (Australia) Rita van Haren (Australia)
MyRead: Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Middle Years - 60 min. Workshop
MyRead explores beliefs, issues and strategies to support the teaching of reading to underperforming students in the middle years.

Sheila Narsee (South Africa)
Navigating Unchartered Waters: Peace within Hearts, Hands and Minds - 30 min. Conference Paper
Ms Narsee’s paper was motivated by a need to foster worldwide institutional collaboration and to reconsider conceptualisations of teaching, learning and researching education, encompassing a concern with human rights and a culture of peace

Lynn Aylward (Canada)
Negotiating the Place of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) in Nunavut Schools - Virtual Presentation
This paper is a discourse mapping of the Nunavut educational terrain with respect to educators' negotiations around the place of Inuit language and culture in schools.

Dr Regine Hampel (United Kingdom)
New Online learning Spaces: Task Design for Language Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
“Online technologies have improved […] but we cannot say the same of online pedagogies” (Laurillard 2003). This paper presents a framework for the design and implementation of online tasks for language learning.

Dr Olusegun Sogunro (United States)
No Adult Left Behind: Implications of Enhancing Andragogical Practices in Adult Education - 30 min Conference Paper
In an ever-changing world that increasingly demands new knowledge, complex skills and attitudes from its workforce, adults are literally being left behind. To forestall this menace, adults have to acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to survive.

Dr. Marci A. Malinsky (United States)
No Child Left Behind with Effective Literacy Instruction - Virtual Presentation
Effective literacy strategies given for elementary school teachers working in the climate of No Child Left Behind

Dr Christy Carroll (United States) Dr Angie Howard (United States)
No Child Left Behind: Inclusion - 30min Paper Presentation
Ideas will be shared and viewed as to the future of education and the deliberation of including all children in public and private school settings. No child left behind will be the key to implementing successful educational reform.

Dr. Julie Faulkner (Australia)
It's Not Just Fun and Games, Teaching You Know: Engagement, learning and classroom practice - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores egagement and learning in New Times

Helen Russell (Australia)
Older Adult Computer Learners and the Update Imperative - Virtual Presentation
Latelife learners are embarking on a learning journey as significant as their schooling experience. They do so in a dynamic world.

Dr. Marketta Laurila (United States)
On-Line Language Testing: Challenges and Opportunities - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will examine how sound-image quizzes developed in Respondus can effectively test students' aural and written skills and encourage students to think in terms of equivalencies rather than direct translations.

Julianne East (Australia)
Online Learning and Autonomy: Developing Language and Study Skills Materials for ESL University Students - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores understandings of autonomy in order to develop online materials which support the learning of university students using English as a second language

Krishna Belino-Cabansag (Philippines)
Oral and Written Narrative Production in Filipino of Preschool Children - 30 min. Conference Paper
The study used the emergent literacy framework which is based on the premise that speaking, listening, reading and writing develop simultaneously and interrelatedly.

Veronica Brady (Australia)
Ou Sont Les Nieges D'Antan - 30 min. Conference Paper
This history, I will argue, has been preserved by most indigenous peoples but it is also implicit in the arts in our culture. In this paper then I would like to consider ways in which an education in the Humanities might help us explore this history.

Prof Denny Taylor (United States) Bobbie Kabuto (United States)
Paradigms, Metatheories and the Politics of Teaching Young Children to Read - 60 min. Workshop
Out of the cartesian theater this session focuses on literacy learning and the emergence of children's social, cultural, psychological and political identities.

Dr Wai Yee Margaret Lee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Dr Wai Man Kwong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Parents in School: Partnership in Enhancing Children's Language Learning - Virtual Presentation
This colloquium/paper presentation reports three case studies of school-based initiatives to engage parents in co-curricular activities to support children’s language learning.

John L. Bailey (United States) Eula Ewing Monroe (United States)
Pedagogy and Culture in Conflict: A South Pacific Struggle - Virtual Presentation
Pacific island cultures still struggle to define and develop their own culturally acceptable pedagogies having emerged from colonization to independence.

Colleen Soares (United States)
Peer Collaboration with English as a Second Language Students: A Qualitative Case Study - Virtual Presentation
The research entailed observing my university ESL writing class closely and keeping a reflective teaching journal to investigate the strategies students used in peer collaboration sessions about their writing

Kevin Boyle (United States)
Poetic Literacy: Creating Lifelong Learners and Writers - 30 min. Conference Paper
Poetic literacy emphasizes lifelong learning, personal transformation, and multicultural education through poetry. This paper examines efforts of creative writing teachers to build basic literacy into poetic literacy.

Dr Magda Lewis (Canada) Valerie Ashford (Canada)
The Politics of Adult Literacy: National Interest or Personal Failure? - 30 min. Conference Paper
An analysis of the politics of adult literacy evaluation and the construction of success or failure as a function of political need.

Dr Mike Clear (Australia) Dr Frank Hutchinson (United States)
The Politics of Disability and Peace: Learning Developments in the University - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses current theoretical and curriculum developments in the emergent interdisciplinary field of disability studies and its important interrelationship with peace studies.

Jane Perry (Australia)
The Power of Context: Exploring the Dynamics of Change in a Chinese Educational Reform Project - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will apply Malcolm Gladwell’s model of social change to a project aiming to bring about reform in Chinese vocational education.

Hsiao Hsi-Chi (Taiwan)
A Practical Arts Program for Disadvantaged Students in Taiwan - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper describes the principles and contents of practical arts program for middle school graduates who don’t want to continue their schooling in high school in Taiwan.

Ronald Abram (United States) Karl Sandin (United States)
Practicing the Self: Reflections on a Learning Community at Denison University - 30 min. Conference Paper
'Practicing the Self' unites visual culture and drawing courses into a Learning Community. This presentation reflects on this community's goals, methods, outcomes, and future prospects.

Dr Jerry Bradford (United States) Dr Tim Hobbs (United States)
Preparing Elementary Educators for Math Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Problems associated with educating future teachers in basic math literacy will be presented and discussed. Cultural factors resulting in low math performance by both teachers and students will be identified.

Dr Janelle Patricia Young (Australia)
Prevention rather than Intervention: Translating research into Educational Practice in the Early Years - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper addresses findings of a longitudinal study of the literacy development 113 young children from preschool to the end of the first year in primary school.

Dr. Margaret M. Harrigan (United States)
The Principal as Instructional Leader in Elevating and Advancing the Achievement of Students from Low-Income Minority Families as Evidenced in Selected Chicago Elementary and High Public Schools - 30 min. Conference Paper
The impact of STR (Sizemore 10 Routines) on the advancement of student performance as measured by standardized tests in selected Chicago Public Elementary and High Schools.

Cecilia Silva (Japan)
Problem Posing Approach in Foreign Language Learning: From Words to Collaborative Dialogue - 30 min. Conference Paper
Description of an approach to critical literacy starting from generative words towards the construction of dialogue in the classroom of Spanish as a Foreign language

Dr. Roxane Cuellar (United States) Dr. Maria Guadalupe De la Colina (United States) Dr Sandy Cmajdalka (United States)
Problematic Problem Solving Process Skills in Subtraction for Hispanic English Language Leaners - Virtual Presentation
This study investigated the performance of 74 Hispanic limited English proficient fourth grade bilingual students on problem solving process skills involving routine three-digit subtraction story problems with regrouping.

Joseph C. Schaub (United States)
A Production-based Approach to Media Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper suggests ways of using desktop video equipment to teach production skills necessary for students to become critical media consumers and effective media producers.

Dr Andrew Harvey (Australia)
Professional Learning within Science, Mathematics and Technology Contexts - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines professional learning within science, mathematics and technology (SMT) contexts.

Dr. James A. Rabbitt (United States)
Program and Policy Innovation in Administrator Preparation Programs in the United States - 30 min. Conference Paper
Innovative programs and policies which lead to a "new" educational leadership for today's world.

Dr. Fernando González Pérez (Cuba) MSc. Profesor Lidia García Suárez (Cuba)
Programa de Divulgación de la Ciencia del Instituto Superior de Tecnología y Ciencias Aplicadas (InSTEC): Dissemination Science Program of the Superior Institute of Technology and Applied Science (InSTEC) - 30 min. Conference Paper
Se presentan los antecedentes del programa y se hace una valoración de los resultados obtenidos.

Dr Paul Thompson (United Kingdom)
Progression in Spoken English - 30 min. Conference Paper
The argument for a sociocognitive model of assessment in spoken English is supported by classroom transcripts which exemplify increasingly scientific conceptualization over time, (Vygotsky, 1978).

Dr Julio Mezquita (Cuba) MsC Virginia Cuervo (Cuba)
Project of Basic Education Quality Improvement: MECAEB - An Experience in Michoacan, Mexico - 30 min. Conference Paper
As part of the bilateral agreement between the Central Institute of Pedagogical Sciences and the Michoacan’s Secretariat of Education, last year 2003 started in the already mentioned state the research project “Basic Education Quality Improvement, MECAEB” in 35 socially disadvantaged Schools in three of its municipalities.

Mark Mabrito (United States)
Promoting Student Communication and Collaboration in an Online Course - Virtual Presentation
This presentation suggests how online conferencing experiences can be structured and evaluated in ways that will help promote participation and active learning among students.

Eleni Makris (United States)
Prospective Teacher's Role in Understanding Children's Disabilities - 30 min. Conference Paper
By using technology, college-level teacher education students actively learn about the unique diverse educational needs of students who have physical, emotional and behavioral disabilities.

MSc. Ana Ercilia Audivert Coello (Cuba)
Proyecto de Divulgación de Derechos de la Niñez y la Adolescencia y la Educación para la Paz: Project on Child and Adolescent Rights and Education for Peace - 30 min. Conference Paper
El análisis de la temática plantea en términos delimitadores el estudio de bienes jurídicos definidos por nuestra legislación y difundidos por la Convención de los Derechos del Niño. Serias argumentaciones fundamentan los derechos de los niños(as) Se trata de la creación de una cultura y derecho dirigidos a todos los niños y adolescentes sin excepción alguna.

Licenciado Israel Machado Hernández (Cuba) Profesora Marina Brizuela Pierre (Cuba) Profesora Sonia Sanamé Rodríguez (Cuba) Profesor Ramiro Zayas Frutos (Cuba)
Proyecto de Estrategia Metodológica para el Mejoramiento del Uso del Idioma Inglés en los Cursos de Pregrado en el Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas: Methodological Strategy Project o Improve the Use of English Language in Undergraduate Courses at at the Higher Institute of Technologies and Applied Sciences - 30 min. Conference Paper
El principal objetivo del proyecto es desarrollar una estrategia metodológica que permitirá establecer los vínculos profesionales necesarios entre los especialistas de las disciplinas científicas y los profesores de idioma inglés. Esta relación hará posible expandir el uso del Inglés más allá de los límites del programa oficial de tres semestres que los estudiantes deben cumplimentar durante los dos primeros cursos de sus estudios. ---- The main goal of this project is to develop a methodological strategy that will allow to establish the necessary professional links between science specialists and English Language teachers. Thus, it will be possible to spread the use of English beyond the official three–semester language program which students should accomplish during the first and the second courses of their studies.

Adele Kenneally (Australia)
Public Libraries and the Learning Economy - Virtual Presentation
This paper describes the various roles of public libraries in different countries and the way that theycontribute to the learning economy

Dr A. Tina Wagle (United States)
Puerto Rican Bilingual Free Space - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of a Spanish bilingual program that is not helping its students to succeed academically

Prof Theodoric Manley Jr. (United States) Avery Buffa (United States)
Putting the Learning in Service Learning: From Soup Kitchen Models of Service Learning to the Black Metropolis Model - Virtual Presentation
Results of the Black Metropolis Model of service learning are analyzed and illustrated in this paper to explain how to “put the learning in service learning.” There are many soup kitchens or non-transforming models of service learning where high school, university and college students are asked to serve needy populations but internalize and learn little about the service in their service learning.

Anita Hernandez (United States)
Quality Professional Development for Teachers of Second Language Learners - 30min Paper Presentation
This project provides professional development to future teachers and develops a leadership cadre so that teachers can ensure quality instruction for second language learners.

Yvonne Fung
A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Online Discussion in a Professional Teacher Education Course - Virtual Presentation
This paper analyses quantitatively and qualitatively online messages of learners in a teacher education distance learning course.

Dr Orest Cap (Canada) Dr Karen Elaine Smith (Canada)
Quest for Quality Teacher Preparation: The Manitoba Experience - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper provides an overview of the course experiences and challenges encountered in Manitoba's two-year, high school, after degree teacher education program.

Poe Mya (United States)
Race and American Literacy Testing: Using Socially Situated Research to Understand Student Performance on Large Scale Literacy Tests - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this presentation, I show how socially situated research was used to understand the connection between audience, writer, and racial identity in literacy testing.

Dr Willie Pearson Jr (United States) Dr. Cheryl B. Leggon (United States)
Race, Equity, and Opportunity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the United States - 30 min. Conference Paper
Explores issues of race, equity, participation and opportunity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in the United States.

Dr Fethi Mansouri (Australia)
Race, Identity and Education Achievements of Arab-Australian Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses the challenges posed by cultural diversity in multicultural schools. It will assess whether individual students' attitudes and the schools' structures and pedagogical choices impact upon Arab-Australian students' education achievements and sense of identity.

Katrin Rabanus (Germany)
Reading from the Scratch with Fingers: Success Warranted in 70 hours: An International Reading Method by Show of Hands - 60min Workshop
The method "Reading with fingers" provides a link between the shape or appearance of a letter and its sound that facilitates easier memorizing of letters and sounds during alphabetization. I will show some of the results from more than 30 years of experience with it.

Dr. Fiona Doloughan (United Kingdom)
Reading Images, Telling Tales: Meaning-making and the Culture of Narrativity - 30 min. Conference Paper
I wish to look at the intersections and interweavings of the visual and verbal modes of communication in relation to the construction and interpretation of social and cultural narratives.

Erin A. Mikulec (United States)
Reading in Spanish and English: A Comparative Miscue Analysis of First and Foreign Languages - 30 min. Conference Paper
I will present a brief rationale for the use of miscue analysis for comparing native and foreign language reading. The bulk of this presentation will focus on the findings of the study and questions for further research.

Dr. Patricia E. Gillie (United States) Dr. Janine Steffen (United States) Dr Rodney Fitzgerald (United States)
Reading Strategies for Second Language Learners: Academic Reading - 60 min. Workshop
Methods of developing second language reading skills and specific strategies for use in the classroom.

Lori A. Norton-Meier (United States)
Reading, Writing, and Laughing N’Sync: An Ethnographic Study of Life in an Internet Chat Room with Adolescents as they Explore Popular Culture, Literacy, Power, and being Female - 30 min. Conference Paper
Internet “chat rooms” provide a unique space for young females to explore a new form of communication using reading and writing as a tool to meet new people from all over the world sharing interests and exploring their developing literacies. What can we learn about language, literacy, and power from this unique communicative environment?

Dr. Lea Ramsdell (United States)
Reciprocity: The Heart of Service-Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this discussion, the importance of reciprocity in guiding the development of a service-learning course is highlighted, first in general terms and then in the specific context of college Spanish language and literature courses.

Dr Diane Schwartz (United States) Dr Darra Pace (United States)
Redesigning Teacher Preparation for a Changing World: Moving from a Segregated to an Inclusive Model of Schooling - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will describe various approaches implemented at our university over a five year period to transform teacher preparation from a segregated to an inclusive model of education.

Assist Prof. Carmen Robertson (Canada)
The Reel Norval Morrisseau: What does the National Film Board of Canada’s Paradox of Norval Morrisseau Teach Us? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores stereotypical constructions of one of Canada’s foremost Indigenous artists cast in the authoritative and didactic medium of an NFB documentary.

Sr. Mario Castaneda Jr. (United States)
Reflective Discourse on Race and Culture, Reconfiguring America’s Ethnic Dynamic: The Impact of Latinos Outnumbering - 30 min. Conference Paper
What is the social, politcal, ecomomic, and cultural impact of Latinos suppossedly outnumbering African-American in United States

Dr Vassiliki Riga (Greece) Dr Kafenia Botsoglou (Greece)
Reforming the “traditional” Teaching Methods in In-service Training Programs for Early Childhood Teachers: An Action Research Project - Virtual Presentation
The presented study is a six-years action research project about in-service education of early education teachers. Aim of our research project was to investigate new teaching approaches in teacher’s education that encourage teacher’s professional development and life long learning.

Berenice Nyland (Australia) Chris Nyland (Australia)
Reggio Emilia in China: The Use of a Social Justice Approach to Early Learning to Prepare Children for a Multicultural Global Adoption Market - 30 min. Conference Paper
The study explores the transference of social justice ideas associated with the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning to China via the US. This is studied in the context of the global adoption market.

Prof Joseph L. Rosetti (United States) Thomas Kopp (United States)
Reinventing Advising to Enhance Learning - Virtual Presentation
This is a case study incorporating a modeling methodology designed to develop synergies between advising and academic outcomes.

Ray Waller (United States)
Reinventing the Word: Post-Literacy America, and the Misconceptions of 'Knowledge Economy' Pedagogy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Technology and the 'new' corporate economy have combined to create certain misconceptions about the nature of literacy and of learning in a techologically fetishized world environment.

Medhat Endrawes (Australia)
The Relationship Between the Self and the Students’ Performance: A Culture Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
The main purpose of the study is to examine any relationship between independent self students and interdependent self students and their academic performance. Culture value is also considered.

Dr Arlene Martin (United States) Dr. Polly Ashelman (United States)
The Relationship of On-Line Learning to Student Perceptions of Cultural Diversity Issues: Uses of On-line Learning to Mediate Cultural Perceptions - 30 min. Conference Paper
A cross-cultural study conducted between United States and Australian pre-service and beginning teachers to describe the relationship of on-line learning to the mediation of student perceptions of diversity.

Liang T. Morris (Taiwan) Janet Yu-gi Chao (Taiwan) Shengyung Huang (Taiwan)
Relationships between Student's Learning Strategy and Learning Satisfaction in Vocational Industrial High School in Taiwan - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this study was to investigate student’s learning strategy and learning satisfaction in vocational industrial high schools.

Victoria Carrington (Australia) Martin Mills (Australia)
Repertoires of Practice: Deployments of Masculinity - 30 min. Conference Paper
We suggest in this paper that the work of Pierre Bourdieu can offer some insights to educators on ways to engage in the problematisation of dominant masculinites.

Ben Bishin (United States)
Representation in Real Time: Subconstituency Politics and Issue Positioning in Senate Campaigns - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper seeks to examine whether and how legislators appeal to subgroups during campaigns.

Farzana Panhwar (Pakistan)
Research is needed to change the Curriculum: According to New Century Demands in Pakistan - Virtual Presentation
In order to meet the new century’s demands, we have to build some think tank, having specialists, in every walk of life and define a new syllabus, which should have uniform educational standards, so our children should be familiarised with developing and develop world and build the new uniform world for sustainable development, with same laws for every one like: WTO, Intellectual Property rights, Information Technologies and Advance Sciences. We will hope this help to bring peace and satisfaction in the world.

Michael Chalk (Australia)
Researching English at the Beach: Does Theme-Based Language Learning Work Online? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education has been building and researching an online theme-based resource for adult language and literacy learning.

Dr. Patricia Burdell (United States)
Resistance to White Privilege Discourse: Teaching Multiculturalism - Virtual Presentation
A discussion of US pre-service teacher education students' resistance to multicultural education curriculum addressing white privilege.

Chrissie Boughey (South Africa)
Resisting Pedagogy: Students' Response to 'Critical Literacy' at a Historically Black South African University - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the 'repressive myths' of critical pedagogy in relation to an attempt to develop a critical understanding of academic literacy amongst black South African students.

Dr. Saratha Sithamparam (Malaysia) Dr Moses Samuel (Malaysia)
Rethinking Literacy Teaching:One Teacher's Explorations in a Rural Malaysian School - Virtual Presentation
This paper discusses one teacher's explorations of changing literacies and its implications for teaching English in rural Malaysia.

Prof Nicola Yelland (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Shelley Dole (Australia) Anna Kilderry (Australia) Yasmine Fauzee (Australia)
Rethinking Numeracy in the Information Age: Tasks that Engage Children in Problem Solving and Problem Posing - 30 min. Conference Paper
Creating tasks for problem solving and problem posing contexts is challenging. This paper explores examples of idea generation and tasks for numeracy in the information age

Marilynn Loveless (United States)
Revisionary Re-Reading: A New Critical Direction for the Shakespeare Canon - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the relationship between the historical silencing of women’s voices and recent feminist-inspired efforts to discover and in some cases re-appropriate the work of lost and forgotten women writers.

Dr Mayra Daniel (United States)
Revolutionizing Teachers’ First Year on the Job - Virtual
Pre-service teachers who conduct an ethnography plan curriculum that validates the diversity in the schoolhouse and promotes cultural pluralism

Dr. Rahat Naqvi (Canada)
The Role of Family in the Construction of Literacy Practices - 30min Conference Paper
Provide an insight into the literacy practices within specific cultural contexts. Examine the role of the family

Barbara Lynn Smith (United States)
The Role of Popular Education in Educational Reform - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will look at case study results of a large popular education program in Cuba. The discussion will focus mainly on the relevance of study results for educators looking to incorporate nonformal and popular education practices into the formal education system to more effectively meet student’s needs.

Judith Byrne (Australia)
A S.E.A Change: From The Sudan to Egypt to Australia - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation discusses the challenges faced by ESL teachers when an influx of students aged between five and eighteen years, arrived at Western English Language School (WELS). How could some richness and stability be put back into fractured lives?

Carole Richardson Dr. Warnie Richardson (Canada)
Saviours or Saboteurs: An Examination of Conditions and Attitudes Faced by Women Teaching in Rural Nova Scotia during World War II - Virtual Presentation
Interviews with two women who taught in rural Nova Scotia during World War II serve as the focus for this discussion of the role of female teachers during this time in Canada’s history.

MsC Silvia Castillo Suárez (Cuba) Dr Pedro Luis Castro Alegret (Cuba)
Scientific and Investigative Support of the Transformations in the “Neighborhood Kids” Project - 30 min. Conference Paper
The “Neighborhood Kids” Project, which focus the children coming from disadvantaged families, should give the children a compensatory curriculum, which stimulates them from the classroom in their personal development.

Dr. Fiona Doloughan (United Kingdom) Vassilis Korkas (United Kingdom) Pantelis Pavlides (United Kingdom)
Scientific, Information and Computer Literacy in Translation - Virtual Presentation
The aim of this paper is to examine the notion of multiple literacies in translation practice and translators' training.

Dr Jerry Smartt (United States) Dr Rosalind R. Scudder (United States)
Second Language Acquisition & Self-Repair Behavior - 30 min. Conference Paper
Acquiring a second language is presented as an evolving process.Teachers of second languages will become aware of the dynamic of self-repair and the diminishing presence of Language Switching and increased use of Word Form Searching in the output of students as their proficiency increases.

Dr Valia Spiliotopoulos (Canada)
Self-Directed Learning of Academic Writing amongst Graduate Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will discuss the preliminary findings of an action research project which attempts to determine the factors that influence self-directed, autonomous learning in graduate students (both native and non-native speakers of English) who are aiming to improve their academic writing skills.

Dr. Elinor L. Brown (United States) Bobby Howard (United States) Katherine Lowther (United States)
Service Learning: A Tool to Broaden the Cross- Cultural Sensitivity of Teacher Candidates - 60min Workshop
This presentation describes service learning projects imbedded in an alternative teacher certification program to broaden the cross-cultural awareness of teacher candidates

Ellen L. Smith (United States)
Service Learning: From Middle Class Volunteerism to Critical Analysis - 60 min. Workshop
An interactive workshop including a photo presentation on service learning in Jamaica with discussion.

Dr Medhat Rahim (Canada) Dave Cristopher Bopp (Canada) Jennifer Anne Bopp (Canada)
Shape Transforms through Dissection-Motion-Operations (DMO) in 2D & 3D Euclidean Spaces: Hands-on Activities & Computer Animation - 60 min. Workshop
Several spatial activities will be presented; each activity focuses on a particular polygon/prism utilizing spatial hands-on shape-dissection and shape composing operations.

Julie Woodlock (Australia)
Shaping New Practices - 60 min. Workshop
This interactive workshop will present more culturally led and community inclusive practices in VET for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

Rosemary Elaine Ollin (United Kingdom)
Silence, Meanings and Learning: Teachers' Constructs of Silence and a Different Discourse of Practice in Teaching and Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Teachers' conceptions of personal and how these relate to their use of silence in the classroom - a different way of talking about teaching.

Garrick R Jones (Australia)
The Singing Teacher – An Instructor or a Counsellor? - Virtual Presentation
Studio problems for practical music teachers of the voice

Jim Coppoc (United States)
Slam Poetry: Getting Students Excited - 60 min. Workshop
Workshop will focus on using poetry slam to engage students in introductory writing courses. Focus on methods, brief coverage of relevant pedagogy.

Katherine Tsiopos Wills (United States)
Social Agency in the Administration of Writing and Technology - Virtual Presentation
This presentation reports on a research study on computer-assisted writing administration as a site of agency for social change by inquiring how writing program administrators (WPAs) use their agency and power when developing and maintaining computer-mediated spaces (CM) or computer-assisted instruction (CAI).

Ricardo Becerra Franco (Cuba) Virginia Alayón Recio (Cuba) Liubov Rusenko (Cuba)
Some Ideas for Creative Writing in the classroom: Algunas ideas para la creatividad en en el aula - 30 min. Conference Paper
El propósito de este trabajo es describir ejercicios que centran su atención en la comunicación y la auto-expresión a través de la escritura

Dr Virginia Lea (United States) Babatunde Lea (United States) Elena Featherston (United States) Dr. Jean Ishibashi (United States) Henri Norris (United States) Alexandria Featherston-Gomez (United States)
Something's Got To Give: Transforming the Role of Whiteness in Learning Communities - 90 min. Colloquium
Multiple modalities will help transform whiteness in learning communities

Prof Maureen Dooley (United States)
SPARK Plus: A Bi-lingual Family Learning Program which uses the Environment to level the Educational Playing Field. - 60 min Workshop
"This is like a dream." Aaron, age 4, seeing photographs of himself in "Spark Kids on the Beach" one of 5 books published by SPARK that features children and their parents learning together. "When children and their families see themselves in books, books can become very exciting." Grace Cormons, coordinator, SPARK. Maureen Dooley, Project Director

Dr Sikivu Hutchinson (United States)
Speaking Truth to Power: Feminist Pedagogy and Youth Advocacy in South Los Angeles - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will focus on the issue of educating African American and Latino middle school women to become public advocates in the feminist and civil rights movement traditions

Dr. Janice Sandiford (United States) Dr Sharon Kossack (United States)
Standards and Accountability in Higher Education: How they are Impacting the Delivery of Programs - Virtual Presentation
This paper will explore the immediate and potential effects of the Standards Reform Movement on institutions of higher education (IHE) in the United States and project the influence on IHEs in other countries.

Carol Severino (United States) Mary Trachsel (United States)
Starting a Writing Fellows Program: Learning to Cross Disciplines and Pedagogies - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presenters describe their first two years of creating and implementing a Writing Fellows Program—a peer tutoring/writing across the curriculum initiative to promote collaborative learning and revision.

Michael W. Smith (United States)
Statistics Don't Bleed: Teaching Sociology of Terrorism and Genocide through Multimedia Technologies and Service Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines and evaluates the use of multimedia technologies (films, internet and BLackBoard)and service learning in teaching a course in the sociology of terrorism and genocide.

Trevor Tyson (Australia) Dr Irene Tempone (Australia) Janet Gregory (Australia)
Stepping Stones for a Careful Approach to Groupwork - 30 min. Conference Paper
An investigation into the design of a learning strategy to improve the quality of groupwork experiences.

Asst Prof Aikaterini Michalopoulou (Greece)
The Structure of Pedagogic Practices in Greek Kindergarten: Teaching Effectiveness and the Model of the Effective Teacher - Virtual Presentation
In our research we remarked 50 nursery school teachers working at nursery schools in the region of Thessaly. We used a questionnaire for this purpose. Our research results point to three different models of good teaching .

Jaskiran Dhillon (United States) Katerina Zacharia (United States)
Struggles for Access: Expanding Notions of Literacy for Youth in Community-Based Settings - 60 min. Workshop
The focus of this workshop coalesces around investigating youth experiences of inequity and marginality within formal institutions of education. Community-based learning enviornments in New York City and Philadelphia are explored as alternative educational spaces where the scope and practices of literacy are reconfigured to better meet the needs of underserved urban youth.

Dr. Stuart Schrader (United States) Dr Enrica Ardemagni (United States)
Student differences in reflexively journaling a liberal arts education : An international learning experience - Virtual
This paper comparatively explores how U.S. college students studying abroad in Spain, Mexico and England reported in reflexive journals about their intercultural educational experiences.

Patrick M. Scanlon (United States)
Student Internet Plagiarism: An Overview of the Problem and a Discussion of Solutions - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop will include a review of research into student online plagiarism, and will generate a discussion of strategies for addressing cyber-plagiarism as educators first.

Dr Judy A. Leavell (United States) Elizabeth L. Woodward J.D (United States) Priscilla L. Griffith PhD (United States)
Student On-line Research: Changes From High School to University - 30 min. Conference Paper
This will review ways to support students as their on-line research skills evolve from high school to the university.

Nikolaos Fahantidis (Greece) Dr Ifigenia Vamvakidou (Greece)
Students spot Historic Events through Secondary Visual Resources using ICT – Greek History 19th Century - Virtual Presentation
This paper describes a use of information and communication technology (ICT) for use in teaching history in Greece.

Sharifah Alhaddad (Malaysia) Alhabshi Syed Musa (Malaysia) Mahfudzah Mohamed (Malaysia)
Study on the Effect of Limited-English-Proficient on Academic Performance in Accounting Education - Virtual Presentation
Proficiency in English measured by students’ ability to effectively communicate to a certain extent may have an influence on the students ability to master the courses or program where English is the medium of instruction. This study suggested that the relationship between English proficiency and accounting students’ academic performance exists in the case of limited-English-proficient students. Similar findings on accounting students academic performance in both quantitative and non-quantitative core courses were noted.

Dr Soltan Ali Kazemi (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
A Study on the Effects of the Cooperative Learning Method on: Achievement ,Social Skills and Students attitude toward Elementary and Guidance School - Virtual Presentation
The dominant struction in primary and guidance schools is traditional and most of the teachers are not familiar with modern techniques , therefore is necessary for the teachers to know this new way of teaching ( cooperative ) . The researcher wants to examine the degree of the effect of this way of teaching and learning on factors like achievement , social skills and attitudes of the students towards class .

Profesora Casilda Hodge Clem (Cuba) Profesora Yasmel BertotSabon (Cuba) Profesora An Luisa Vigo Mitjans (Cuba) Elvis Alonso Betancourt (Cuba)
Sugerencias Para Resolver Insuficiencias Y Deficiencias En El Proceso De Enseñanza Aprendizaje Del Inglés Con Enfoque Activo: Suggestions to Solve Insufficiencies and Defficiencies in the Contemporary English Language Teaching- Learning Process with an Active Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
Suggestions to solve insufficiencies and defficiencies in the contemporary English language teaching- learning process with an active approach.

Celina Echols (United States) Dr. Elinor L. Brown (United States) Patricia Calloway (United States) Marcus Henderson (United States)
Teacher Education in Cyberspace: Broadening Cross-cultural Awareness via Technology - 30min Paper Presentation
This presentation examines two divergent teacher preparation programs that integrate cross-cultural awareness and equity pedagogy through the use of technology.

Dr Cima Sedigh (United States)
Teacher Preparation and the Nomadic Life Style of the "Bakhtiari Tribe" of Iran - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents the results of a qualitative study of the educational system of the "Bakhtiari Tribe" nomads of Iran

Dr. José I. Lobo Jr. (Colombia)
Teachers Views on English Language Literacy and Pedagogy - Virtual Presentation
This qualitative study investigates academic interests of university language teachers. It explores issues of academic innovation framed within contexts of social class and culture.

Jeanine Leane (Australia)
Teaching Aboriginal Values Indigenous Worldviews: My Values/Your Problems - 30 min. Conference Paper
Teaching non-Indigenous students who will be the potential teachers of Indigenous students to understand and respect Indigenous values and history is essential to improving the outcomes for Indigenous students in western educational institutions.

Arthur Smith (Australia) John Hobson (Australia) Leah Lui-Chivizhe (Australia) Anthony McKnight (Australia)
Teaching Adult Academic Literacy to Aboriginal Students at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney, Australia - 30 min. Conference Paper
Scaffolding Academic Reading and Writing in the Tertiary Preparation Course and Diploma of Education at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Eileen Ariza (United States) Dr Susanne Lapp (United States) Diane Pett (United States) Kristine Weller (United States) Dr Sally Robison (United States)
Teaching Content to Students of English: Materials and Strategies - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation shows how to adapt academic content for English language learners.

C. Vincent Samarco (United States)
Teaching Diversity in the Technologically-Enhanced Creative Writing Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
The goal of the presentation will be to talk about the ways in which the postmodern creative writing teacher can help students becomes cultural workers, and how the technologically advanced creative writing class can be a means of dispersing privilege and advocating for social change.

Profesora Julio Antonio Tejera Castillo (Cuba) Profesor Antonio Pérez Correa (Cuba)
Teaching ESL Students to Search in Internet: Avoiding Handicaps - 30 min. Conference Paper
Teaching to search in internet, Nine practical tips for before, during, and after the students actually sit down in front of a computer

Eric Blancaflor Claravall Mary Jane Louise Bolunia (Philippines) Maria Teresa de Guzman (Philippines)
Teaching Interactive Reading and Writing: An Ethnographic Analysis - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study aims to contextualize interactive reading and writing program in the rural classroom setting, particularly at the Loob Bunga II Elementary School in Botolan Zambales Philippines

Dr. Thea K. Dunn Ph.D. (United States)
Teaching Mathematics in the Spirit of Education Reform: Influences of a Technology-based Preservice Teacher Development Initiative - 30 min Conference Paper
This study examines a technology-based preservice teacher initiative whose overarching goal is to prepare preservice teachers to teach mathematics in the spirit of education reform efforts.

Claire Allam (United Kingdom) Prof Michael Hattaway (United Kingdom)
Teaching Shakespeare through film-making at the University of Sheffield - 30 min. Conference Paper
A report on a three year project where students of English enhanced their cognitive awareness by acquiring technical skills.

Dr Joe Guenther (United States) Prof John Nkemnji (United States)
Technology for Sustainable Development and Health Literacy in Developing Nations - 60 min. Workshop
Using technology and other media for health education particularly with regards to safe water uses, mosquito control and disease prevention.

Dr. Regina Chatel (United States)
Technology in Early Childhood Literacy Development: Exploring the Family Technology Literacy Environment - Virtual Presentation
This paper focuses on exploring the home environment which fosters technology literacy development.

Dr Katerina T. Frantzi (Greece) Maria Kasviki (Greece)
Technology Tools for Learning about Culture - Virtual Presentation
We describe the use of technology in learning about culture, extracting information from local Greek folk songs using corpus linguistics techniques.

Dr. Boots Y. Pascual (United States)
Technology, Natural Linguistic Environment and Adult L2 Acquisition: A Hypothetical Simulation and Empirical Assessment of Tagalog - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines collected language data from texting to examine whether L2 learning in the L2's natural environment and technological intervention in pedagogy truly leads to L2 acquisition as is usually believed in the field.

Dr Roger Field (South Africa)
Text, Language and Academic Development in a Foundation Year Course for South African Law Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
Describes and reflects on use of texts (fiction, journalism, film) in a compulsory language and academic class for first-year South African law students

Cheryl J. Sutter Maggie Nolan Donovan (United States)
That's Not Fair: Teaching and Learning Racial Justice with Young Children - 60 min. Workshop
Two classroom teachers work collaboratively to create and present a curriculum based on the American Civil Rights Movement.

Mark Wagner (United States)
The Bonobo Chimps of Columbus, Ohio: The Rhetoric of an Animal Society in Captivity - Virtual Presentation
When we think of nature as a creator, we more than likely make associations regarding life forms, or flora and fauna, and this may in fact relate to language’s ability to keep us from itself, or language’s ability to keep us from seeing outside of language, but we would have to suggest, from a human standpoint, language is a most dramatic and stunning creation of nature as we know it. 

Dra. C. Esther Báxter Pérez (Cuba)
The Class As A Communicative Process - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper makes an approach to the importance of communication in the formation of the man, and the implications of the class as a communicative act in the already mentioned formation, particularly in the education and creation of human values.

Dee Pratt (South Africa)
The The Comm. Skills Online Project: A Tentative Exploration of the Interrelationship between Traditional Page-bound Literacy, Computer Literacy and the Development of Academic Literacy - Virtual Presentation
The Comm. Skills Online Project involves a tertiary Business Communication Course run as a web-based learning project at a multicultural technikon.

Don Adams (Australia) Dr Jeanne Boote (Australia) Kath Grushka (Australia) Sally Tranter (Australia)
The Contribution that Vocational Education and Training in Australian Secondary Schools Makes to Lifelong Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper looks at how the delivery of vocational education in schools informs the dimensions of lifelong learning

Stella Lam (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
The Creative Music Curriculum for Pre-Primary School - 30min Paper Presentation
This workshop will describe and illustrate ways in which to enhance musical creativity in early childhood education.

Msc. Victoria Barahona Caro (Cuba) Dra. Lourdes Miranda Hodelin
The Efficiency In The New Professional's Formation: A Challenge For The Current Latin American University - 30 min. Conference Paper
In the new millennium emphasis is making in the development of the Superior Education, it obeys it the bond that should exist necessarily among the university, the economic growth, the progress scientific-technician and the social well-being, this implies new challenges to face on the part of the university.

Dr. David Agnew (United States) Dr Mark McJunkin (United States)
The Evolution of Agricultural Literacy: Impact on the Environment and Student Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Since many youth are unaware of the environmental and agricultural issues, educators are bringing these concepts into classrooms to teach math, science, and social studies.

John Annakis (Australia) Tsunehiko Nawano (Australia) Tokuya Mizuno (Australia)
The Evolution of Wa (Group Harmony) in Japanese Society and the Nature of Work: Crisis or Transformation in a Globalised Economy: Implications for Educators and Management Practitioners - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this paper was to primarily review the literature on the evolution of ‘Wa’ and group harmony and identify it’s sources of which are embedded in various contexts such as history, culture, politics, business and general society.

Fred Ebbeck (Australia)
The Importance of Culture in the Creative Process - 30 min. Conference Paper
A research study that investigated Singaporean teachers' cultural backgrounds and how these influence their perception of creativity and subsequent practices.

Dr Anne M. Reynolds (United States) Dr M. Jayne Fleener (United States) Grayson H. Whetley (United States)
The Making of Intelligence: Poststructural Perspectives of Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
Building on a poststructural perspective of learners we explore a systems approach to the making of intelligence as it may apply to mathematics teaching and learning.

Dr. Jace Hargis (United States) Gordon Rakita (United States)
The More We Change, the More We Remain the Same: A Synchronous/Asynchronous discourse on Teaching, Learning and Technology Models - 30 min. Conference Paper
Historically, as well as today, appropriate pedagogy continues to be an elusive, ever-changing bedfellow. The authors identify cyclical parallels to teaching, learning and technology.

Maria Wilhelmina De Witt (South Africa) Ansie Lessing (South Africa)
The State of Early Literacy Of Pre-School Learners In South Africa - Virtual Presentation
The findings of De Witt, Lessing and Lenyai (2003:15) about the state of early literacy development of pre-school learners in South Africa as well as the findings of the Department of Education (2002:viii) about the reading proficiency of Grade 3 learners are of great concern to educators. The studies indicated that the early literacy development of learners is not on par with expectations for their age group.

Profesor Antonio Pérez Correa (Cuba) Profesora Julio Antonio Tejera Castillo (Cuba)
The Teaching of Reading Comprehension for Students of EFL Assisted by Computers - 30 min. Conference Paper
The teaching of reading comprehension for students of EFL assisted by computers, techniques and sub skills.

Janne Morton (Australia) David O'Brien (Australia)
The Visual and the Verbal in the Assessment of Design - 30 min. Conference Paper
This Paper Reports On The Interaction Between Visual And Verbal Elements In Design Studio Presentations.

Edith Miriam Santos Palma (Cuba)
Theoretical and Methodological Demands that Support the Developing Teaching-Learning Process in the Current Conditions of the Cuban Primary School - 30 min. Conference Paper
As part of the “Teaching-Learning Process in the conditions of the Cuban Primary School” research project, it was made the theoretical-methodological platform that supports it. The foundations of this project is the systematization of research results related to such process with developing demands, and also taking into account the fundaments of the historical and cultural approach by L.S. Vigotsky and followers.

Dr. Giselle dos Santos Ferreira (United Kingdom)
Theory, Practice and the In-between: Some thoughts Concerning Music, Technology and Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the implications of the dichotomy theory/practice within the context of 'music technology' education

Dr Theresa Rogers (Canada) Andrew Schofield (Canada)
Things Thicker Than Words: Integrating Multi-Media Into Curriculum For Struggling Youth - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper illustrates the integration of multimedia (especially digital video) into the curriculum for struggling youth who create new narrative spaces to express their subjectivities.

Anne Wilks (Australia)
Thinkers and Doers: The Impact of Different Approaches to Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of different approaches to teaching using case study examples. Identification of characteristics of sound pedagogy.

Dr Felicity Rash (United Kingdom) Dr Kirsteen Anderson (United Kingdom)
Thinking Writing in the Humanities - 60 min. Workshop
This paper will present the findings of a four-person, one-year secondment in "Writing in the Disciplines'', also known as "Thinking Writing''.

Dr. Paul Boin (Canada)
Towards 21st Century Media Literacy and Development: The Information Quality Continuum (IQC) as a Conceptual Tool for an Informed and Democratic Society - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper/presentation I will provide an up-to-date analysis of our global media system/information society, and will discuss the Information Quality Continuum (IQC) as a conceptual tool for 21st Century media literacy and for developing a truly informed and democratic society.

Juliet Perumal (South Africa)
Trajectories of Coming to Feminist Consciousness - Virtual Presentation
The paper examines through narrative research five teachers accounts of coming to feminist consciousness. It identifies three discernible movements in the participants’ identification and espousal to feminist discourses.

Elizabeth Marshall (United States)
Transforming Fairy Tales: Representations of girlhood in Francesca Lia Block's "Wolf" - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper focuses on Francesca Lia Block's contemporary fairy tale "Wolf" written for young adults. The author uses poststructural feminist and literary theories to analyze how Block's narrative works within and against familiar discourses of femininity to produce a storyline that exceeds contemporary scripts for representing girlhood.

Barbara Chancellor (Australia)
Transforming School Playgrounds to Sites of Learning: Training Teachers in the Importance of Outdoor Play for Optimal Child Development - 30 min. Conference Paper
In many primary schools outdoor play is no longer valued. Although research has long indicated the importance of play for optimal child development, primary teachers focus more on the academic activities of the classroom and the playground is often viewed as a problem area.

Dr. Jim Seguin (United States) Dr Tony Buba (United States) Ray Henderson (United States) Dr Rachel Bobrow (United States) Andrew Seguin (United States)
Transforming Students through Documentary Film, Video and Photography Projects - 90 min. Colloquium
Significant documentary film, video and photography projects, taught through an apprenticeship model, are transforming student learning and commitment to learning at Robert Morris University.

Dr Barbara Lasky (Australia) Dr Irene Tempone (Australia)
Transforming the Naive Researcher: Collaborative Participation in a Process of Learning Creates Opportunities - Virtual Presentation
First-time researchers engaging in collaborative research relationships helps them create opportunities

Fiona Bulman (South Africa) Paticia Bender (United States)
Tshepang (to have hope): Lifelong Learning Transformed by Programme Participants - Virtual Presentation
Three case studies demonstrate how a “Learner Orientation Programme” addressed the needs of previously disadvantaged applicants seeking to enter further education and training.

Barbara Evans (Australia) Dr Railton M. Hill (Australia)
Two Cases in Innovative Australian Business Teaching: Keeping it ‘Real’ - 30 min. Conference Paper
Two Australian teaching case studies are provided, involving 1) a new business venture competition and 2) consulting by students on real marketing communications issues. The cases address issues of practical business application with undergraduate business students.

Dr Deslea Konza (Australia)
Understanding and Teaching Students with Asperger's Syndrome as Individuals - 30 min. Conference Paper
Strategies for the successful inclusion of students with Asperger's Syndrome, based on case studies of two students, one aged 12 and the other 14.

Dr. Cornelia Paraskevas (United States)
Understanding Syntax: Analyze Aloud Protocols of Pre-Service Teachers - Virtual Presentation
Discussion of strategies used by preservice teachers as they engage in syntactic analysis and recommendations for improved teaching of grammar.

Dr Irina Mitina (Russian Federation)
Universal Set of Cultures and the Educational Policy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Globalization requires political decisions in how to form a supranational educational model for a mutual adaptation of cultures within the multicultural world.

Dr John Munro (Australia)
The Use of reading comprehension strategies at multiple levels of text processing: AComparative Analysis - Virtual Presentation
Contemporary models of reading comprehension suggest that, in order to comprehend written test, readers use text information from several souces simultaneously; the 'multiple levels of text processing' models or reading comprehension. The sources or 'levels' ot text processing used by efficient reader include the word, sentence, conceptual and topic levels.

Dr Chenfeng Zhang (United States)
Using Concept Maps to Help with Student Writing - Virtual Presentation
Concept maps can be used in the classroom in many ways. One way is to use concept maps to help with students’ writing in the language arts classes. The teacher helps students brainstorm what they are going to write about and write down the ideas on a concept map template. Students use the template to finish their paper. The use of the concept maps help students to organize their ideas and guide them through the writing process.

William Edward McCartan (United States)
Using Digital Voice Recorders in Language Classes - 30min Paper Presentation
Digital recorders replace tape recorders in an ESL pronunciation class. Digitally recorded speech samples become part of e-mails, web pages, diagnostic procedures, and lessons.

William W. Wilen (United States)
Using Discussion Strategies to Actively Involve Students in the EFL Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
Active learning is essential to helping EFL students to understand, practice, and apply English. The discussion method has been demonstrated to effectively involve students in active learning classroom experiences.

Dr. Andrea Bartlett (United States) Guy P. D. Archer (United States)
Using Electronic Portfolios to Prepare Preservice Teachers to Implement Technology: An Update - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study compares the evaluations of two groups of preservice teachers on an electronic portfolio assignment, and provides recommendations for effective implementation.

Terry Brown (United States)
Using Film to Internationalize the Post-secondary Undergraduate Curriculum - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will argue that one method for globalizing the post-secondary undergraduate curriculum is through the use of international film. It will present various successful pedagogical strategies for using international film in the undergraduate classroom.

Dr. Judith Singer (United States) Dr Sally Smith (United States)
Using Intercollegiate Response Groups to Help Teacher Education Students Bridge Differences of Race, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation.: Exploring Multiple Literacies - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study documents an attempt to extend classroom discussions of multicultural literature across two campuses utilizing an electronic bulletin board.

Prof Andrew Jakubowicz (Australia)
Using Multimedia to address issues of Cultural Difference: The Making Multicultural Australia Website - 60 min. Workshop
New media offers a critical opportunity to engage with cultural difference in a deep and exploratory way. The website Making Multicultural Australia has been designed for educators to engage with issues of critical importance.

Assoc Prof Jackie Sieppert (Canada)
Using Portfolios to Enhance Critical Thinking in Post-Secondary Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses the use of portfolios in university courses that traditionally use more restricted methods of teaching and student assessment.

Dr. Nancy A. Chicola (United States) Barbara J Smith (United States) Rosemary Leibowitz (United States)
Using Visual Arts to Enhance Children's Understanding of Social Studies - 60 min. Workshop
Participants attending this workshop will engage in a variety of expressive activities using works of art to integrate social studies concepts and content. Assessment strategies for evaluating students' cognitive and affective development will also be provided.

Dr. Jessica Pérez-Monforti (United States) Greg P. Domin (United States)
Valley of Indecision: Using Experimental Research to Choose Introduction to American Government Textbooks - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is a study of the response of students in freshman level American Government courses to two different types of reading material: textbooks and primary texts and documents.

Tang Kwok-chun (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Values and Mathematics Education: A Hong Kong Reflection - Virtual Presentation
A personal reflection on values and mathematics education in Hong Kong education context.

Gillian M. Humphreys (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Mary Spratt (United Kingdom)
Varying Motivation towards Putonghua, English and a Third Language among Hong Kong Tertiary Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
This reports on quantitative and qualitative phases of a study of 450 Hong Kong students on their motivation to learn Putonghua, English and other languages.

Dr Rosonna Tite (Canada)
Violence Prevention: The School and Its Community - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the findings from my research on community perspectives of school violence prevention, emphasizing ways of developing community-school partnerships.

Dr Ana Julia García Dally (Cuba) Luisa Gracia López (Cuba)
Violencia Verbal. Un estudio de caso en un Grupo de Familia en Ciudad de la Habana: A Study about Verbal Violence in the Habana City - 30 min. Conference Paper
Describe las formas más comunes que adopta la violencia verbal en el escenario estudiado y define los factores que estimulan e inhiben su empleo

Dr. Alireza Ebrahimi (United States)
Visual Learning System: Generic Goal-Driven Problem Solving with Plan and Sub-plan - 60 min. Workshop
A generic system for teaching and learning problem: Goal-driven problem solving base on plan and sub-plan.

Prof. Patricia Search (United States)
Visualizing Dynamic Transformations in Interactive Electronic Communication - Virtual Presentation
This paper shows how animated visual patterns in a computer interface can provide an overview of dynamic relationships in interactive electronic communication.

Dr Mary Katherine Cooper (United States)
Voices on The Web: Experiences of Online Learners - Virtual Presentation
An interpretive study of the online experience of agraduate degree from the learner's point of view.

Dr Wan Ng (Australia)
Web-based Technologies for Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper takes a look at issues in using ICT in the classroom and proposes the use of web-based technologies in assisting students to learn.

Peter Harkness (Australia)
Western Economics is Toxic: Can we learn from yhe Cubans? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper argues that orthodox economics courses, as taught in most universities in western countries legitimise business, which includes all that is undesirable about business and our capitalist system.

Pat Hill (United Kingdom)
What Do Students Really Want From Higher Education?: But Will It Get Me More Marks? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Based on a longitudinal study of fifteen English and Media students, this paper explores their motivation and priorities in developing writing skills.

Joanne Hardman (South Africa)
What the Tortoise said to Achilles: Closing the EducationalGap - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper asks whether computers have the potential to impact positively on students’ learning by investigating how 4 teachers use computers to teach mathematics in two rural and two urban schools in the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr Kafenia Botsoglou (Greece) Eleni Andreou (Greece)
When Learning Environments don’t meet Children’s Needs: The Case of Privacy Behavior in Early Childhood Education - Virtual Presentation
The aim of the present study was to examine the forms of children’s behavior that constitute privacy during school time and identify elements of school environment, which encourage and satisfy children's need for privacy behavior

Prof. Ofelia Garcia (United States) Valerie Kinloch (United States) Sefranek Mary E. (United States) Mary Alexandra Rojas (United States)
When Push Comes To Shove: Disturbing the Word in Urban Literacy Classrooms - 90 min. Colloquium
This research explores the pedagogical strategies of educators who adopt multimodal texts in their classrooms to enable students to draw on multiple literacy practices.

Dr. Denise Matthews (United States) Dr Jaime Gomez (United States)
Who's Teaching Whom?: Challenges for Media Educators Teaching Technologically Savvy Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
The challenges of constantly changing media production technology and students who have more software sophistication than the teacher may be met by embracing a curriculum that emphasizes classic storytelling principles that transcend trendy software upgrades.

Marguerite Parks (United States) Michelle A. Fuerch (United States)
Wisconsin Public Elementary Schools: What to Do With the New Immigrants? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines what rural Wisconsin schools are offering ELL students placed in a classroom with a teacher with little or no experience or training in ESL.

Dr. Gail Cueto Perez de Alejo (United States)
Working with Diverse Student Populations: Examining Teacher Candidates' Multicultural Efficacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Results of a research study that examined preservice teachers perception of their multicultural efficacy- the confidence of being able to effectively work with diverse populations.

Shelley Wyant (United States)
A Workshop in the Artistry of Education - 60 min. Workshop
This is a participatory workshop demonstrating a unique approach useful to educators interested in the artistry of education. Participants will be introduced to the essence of aesthetic education, as modeled by the Lincoln Center Institute, and other methods in experiential education that facilitate audience engagement before offering information.

Geoffroy de Laforcade (United States)
World Cultures, Global Consciousness, and Historical Literacy: Toward an Internationalist Pedagogy of Empowerment - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the imperative of teaching and learning accross cultures, with an emphasis on developing critical skills, pedagogies and epistemologies that empower students to acquire global historical literacy. It advocates an internationalist approach to curriculum design, and considers the challenges of undermining racism and class exclusion by reaching non-traditional learners in both the western and non-western worlds.

Bronwyn T. Williams (United States) Amy A. Zenger (United States)
Written on the Screen: Representations of Literacy in Popular Culture - 60 min. Workshop
We will discuss how everyday literacy practices are depicted in contemporary movies, what cultural assumptions about literacy and identity they reinforce, and what happens when the “movie models” of literacy encounter the models of literacy operative in many classrooms.

Sylvia Read (United States)
Young Children as Researchers: A Close Look at the Process - 30 min. Conference Paper
The researcher will presents the results of her qualitative study of the processes of first and second graders as they read and wrote information text.

Wayne Brinda (United States)
Youth Caught in the Hungarian Holocaust: Making the Holocaust more than facts, photographs and statistics. - Virtual Presentation
History without heart does not communicate the Holocaust (Clark 2). Facts must become people to whom adolescents connect in ways that will last their lifetimes.

Greg Hearn (Australia) John Hartley (Australia) Jo Tacchi (Australia)
The Youth Internet Radio Network: Learning through Music, Creativity and ICT's - 30 min. Conference Paper
The research uses a new method – ethnographic action research – to investigate how young people from urban, regional, remote and Indigenous environments will learn, network, and create their own content on a Youth Internet Radio Network.

Hoechsmann Michael (Canada)
Youth, Cultural Production and the Internet: The Canadian Experience - 30 min. Conference Paper
An anlysis of the use of the Internet and other media for youth engagement in Canada.

Matilde Bernabeu Plous (Cuba)
“Calculator” Yes or Not? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The development of science and technique sets challenges for today’s education, expressed in an evident contradiction between the kind of man that we want to educate and the curricular conception it assumes.

Katherine Ann Morris (United States)
“Chocolate & Peppermints,” “Science Journal,” and lots of “Goodies” but not enough time to talk: Elementary teachers’ opportunities for learning through school-based professional development - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the nature of opportunities for learning afforded elementary teachers through their school-based professional development, presenting illustrative vignettes and innovative conceptual frameworks.

Alexandros Dagkas (Greece)
“Freiheit, Gleichheit, Eigentum und Bentham”, the Deficit in Social Rights and the Duties of the Academic Community. - Virtual Presentation
Create university programmes that teach and awaken consciousness of social rights, in order to fight inequalities, and get out of the vicious circle of defence of human values that perpetuates the deficit in social values.

Dr Tim Walsh (United States)
The “Job Filter”: A Critical Agent of Change in Teaching - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study of American ESL and bilingual teachers, with implications for understanding and implementing change in the nature of teachers’ work.

MsC Silvia Castillo Suárez (Cuba) MsC Haydée Leal García (Cuba)
“The Neighborhood Kids”: Participation and Social Research Project of Children, Adolescents and Young People with Social Disadvantage - 30 min. Conference Paper
The project is included in a research of complex character that will give the theoretical and methodological foundations of the Cuban school curriculum with duration of three years.