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Protected: My Grad School Experience and its Realities

May 31, 2013 by

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The Usefulness of the Anthropological Approach: Deconstructing and Contextualizing Caricatures

April 8, 2013 by


My Story into Anthropology Many many many many many many times I have been asked and ask myself why I’ve gone to graduate school in Anthropology and for “just” an M.A. at a state school. Well, I’ve had a pretty romantic view of Anthropology and scholarship dating back to my sophomore year in college in […]

Design for Learning by Dirksen

April 4, 2013 by


Dirksen, Julie. 2011. Design for How People Learn. New Riders. Findings: When it’s two different teachers, some of the differences are due to personality or charisma, but those aren’t usually the only differences. And when it’s an e-learning course, there’s no teacher at all. How is a really good e-learning course different from just reading […]

Principles of Readability

March 30, 2013 by


DuBay, William H. “The principles of readability.” Impact Information (2004): 1-76. Key Passages Findings:  What is readability? Readability is what makes some texts easier to read than others. It is often confused with legibility, which concerns typeface and layout.  George Klare (1963) defines readability as “the ease of understanding or comprehension due to the style […]

Mary J. Schleppegrell Synthesizes Literature on the Linguistic Challenges of Math

September 9, 2012 by


Schleppegrell, Mary J. 2007. “The Linguistic Challenges of Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Research Review.” Reading & Writing Quarterly 23 (2): 139–159. doi:10.1080/10573560601158461. Methods: This article synthesizes research by applied linguists and mathematics educators to highlight the linguistic challenges of mathematics learning and suggest some pedagogical practices that may help learners develop mathematical understanding. (139) […]

Struggling Readers and Content Text

September 8, 2012 by


Hall, Leigh A. 2005. Struggling Readers and Content Area Text: Interactions with and Perceptions of Comprehension, Self, and Success, 29 1–19. (Temporarily forgot the page numbers from where I got all this) Methods:  This year-long case study examines how a struggling reader in a sixth-grade social studies class, a seventh grade mathematics class, and an […]

Seminal Text on Math Textbook: Love and Pimm (1996)

July 5, 2012 by


Love and Pimm.  1996.  “This is so: a text on texts”  Bishop, Alan J. 1996. International Handbook of Mathematics Education. Springer. Methods: A literature review:   Examines visible features of texts, pedagogic functions.   Discusses use of text materials in class and future developments.   Discusses commercial and governmental constraints. Problems of the text are […]