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Raising Engagement and Enhancing Learning: School Community Partnerships That Work for Students at Promise  [PDF]
David Zyngier
Creative Education (CE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2011.24053
Abstract: This paper reports on a pilot study that investigates the widely reported issue of underachievement of students from Culturally Linguistically and Economically Diverse (CLED) backgrounds. It involves 15 university education faculty student volunteers and over 40 students and their families in primary (elementary) schools situated in disadvantaged communities of Victoria whose students come from 40 different nationalities, speaking 36 languages and with 75 per cent of its student cohort coming from Non English Speaking Backgrounds. A partnership was formed to focus on the problem of CLED children’s disengagement from their academic learning. We focus on how a productive partnership between schools and a university impact on inclusive teaching and learning practices both at the school and the university level. We investigate whether such an intervention can have an impact on engagement levels and the learning and social outcomes of students from refugee, migrant and working class families. Privileging participant voice we analyze data from interviews, surveys and focus groups with students, teachers and parents to argue that such a program has the capacity to re-engage underachieving students at a minimal cost to the community as an alternative model to other expensive and unsuccessful intervention programs. We conclude that at the core of this successful program is the need for both participants to feel they are empowered in the process. We know that student outcomes can be enhanced when the students feel connected to and involved in their community. Through this project, the students have the opportunity to experience greater community engagement leading to improved school attendance and retention, as well as better academic outcomes.
Rethinking the Thinking on Democracy in Education: What Are Educators Thinking (and Doing) About Democracy?
David Zyngier
Education Sciences , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/educ2010001
Abstract: This paper examines perspectives and perceptions of democracy of pre- and in-service teachers as well as teacher-education academics in Australia in order to develop a robust and critical democratic education. Using data from an on-line survey the paper presents the quantitative analyses, and the qualitative responses of contrasting understandings of democracy, citizenship and the role of education in the promotion and development of an active and thick democracy the paper critiques the neo-liberal (thin) democratic discourse of contemporary Australian academic research that suggests that the Civics and Citizenship Education project only requires some augmentation highlighting issues like sustainability and globalization while ignoring social justice issues. It begins by outlining the concepts of thick and thin democracy, and revisits the state of civics and citizenship education (CCE) in Australia. It is argued that while the pre-service teachers in this study may have a more critical and thicker understanding of democracy that is mirrored in the views of their teacher-education professors, the practicing teachers, on the other hand, have largely adopted the mainstream neo-liberal discourse, presenting a tendency to view democracy in a very narrow or thin way that may impact on their classroom practice. The paper concludes with recommendations related to what a thick democracy might actually look like in school education.
A Review: Putting Young People at the Centre of the Discussion
David Zyngier
Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis , 2006,
Abstract: What do kids really want from school? Do we really know? Despite current government agendas, which sees education through an instrumentalist lens, many educators would still ascribe to the view that schools exist to meet students' needs. Yet we rarely ask students themselves how they see their own needs. In a recent study (Zyngier, D. et al. 2003a) of students at risk, almost all students interviewed said they had no role in decisions relating to their education programs at their school. In July 2002 a group of young filmmakers from Thornbury Darebin College set out to make a film about what kids think about school, their teachers and how they would improve it. What School Kids Want (WSKW) is a new Education Foundation short but very powerful film that set out to change all this. In the lead-up to its 2002 Summit No More Bored: Radical Solutions for Public Schools, the Foundation brought young media students together with professional film makers to interview Victorian primary and secondary students about how they really feel about the school experience. The result is an imaginative and provocative challenge to our assumptions about how school should look, feel and be run. If we decide to listen and learn then we'll learn. Grade 6 boy Well a lot of the time I think of going to school as an obligation rather than a choice, so I wake up in the morning and think, shit I've got to go to school. Year 11 boy During 2002 six year 11 students workshopped, interviewed and filmed students from both Primary and Secondary schools from Melbourne's western suburbs, taking over 8 hours of video. This has been skillfully and dramatically edited to a punchy 10 minutes- just right for teachers to watch at a staff meeting or professional development day! The young film-makers worked with media professionals on a demanding project which is itself an example of how eagerly young people respond to a real task in the real world which has purposeful outcomes. Here is a very practical, no-nonsense way to start discussions in the staff room or at a PD session.
A for a mítica de Beowulf A for a mítica de Beowulf
S?nia Zyngier
Ilha do Desterro , 2008,
Abstract: Dos celtas aos normandos, submetendo-se também ao domí nio de levas germanicas diferentes, a Inglaterra passou por várias influências culturais. Um dos períodos mais conturbados de sua história foi o da hegemonia anglo-sax nica. Documentos originários desta época s o escassos. Dentre eles, Beowulf se destaca como o mais antigo relato épico, possivelmente criado no século VIII, narrando fatos ocorridos no seculo VI. Presume-se que se manteve na tradic o oral até por volta do ano 1.000, quando passou a constar de uma cole o de manuscritos conhecida como Vittelius A XV, atual mente no British Museum de Londres. A primeira referência a este manuscrito data de 1705, quando Humphrey Wanley o descreveu e o citou num catálogo de manuscritos. Em 1731 foi parcialmente destruído pelo fogo e dele hoje há duas transcri es datadas de 1787. A primeira tradu o foi feita para o dinamarques por Gruntvig, em 1820, com o título Biowufs Drape .
Radical stylistics: yet another epithet? Radical stylistics: yet another epithet?
S?nia Zyngier
Ilha do Desterro , 2008,
Abstract: An investigation into the history of stylistics will reveal that definitions have had short lives, mostly because stylistics has tended to be narrowly defined. Very few studies have attempted to integrate all the multiple approaches into one large and flexible model (cf. Carter, 1989). As a result, stylistics has been sitting uncomfortably between linguistics and literature and questions about its validity remain in every theoretician’s agenda. These questions are not new. Twenty one years ago Fish (1973) asked what stylistics was and why people were saying such terrible things about it. Here he maintained that stylisticians could collect relevant data but were still unable to justify the interpretation of these data. The scientific method proposed failed when it came to interpretation, which remained arbitrary. An investigation into the history of stylistics will reveal that definitions have had short lives, mostly because stylistics has tended to be narrowly defined. Very few studies have attempted to integrate all the multiple approaches into one large and flexible model (cf. Carter, 1989). As a result, stylistics has been sitting uncomfortably between linguistics and literature and questions about its validity remain in every theoretician’s agenda. These questions are not new. Twenty one years ago Fish (1973) asked what stylistics was and why people were saying such terrible things about it. Here he maintained that stylisticians could collect relevant data but were still unable to justify the interpretation of these data. The scientific method proposed failed when it came to interpretation, which remained arbitrary.
Vias dopaminérgicas e somatostatinérgicas diminuem o TSH sérico em ratos portadores de carcinoma mamário walker-256
Monte, Osmar;Zyngier, Szulin;Kimura, Edna T.;Bianco, Antonio C.;
Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0004-27302005000200012
Abstract: the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis was studied in rats with the "low t3 syndrome" caused by the implantation of the walker-256 mammary carcinoma. male adult rats were injected s.c. with 1 x 106 viable tumoral cells and killed 10 days later. the tumor development was associated with decreased thyroid activity characterized by a ~15% reduction in the nuclear area of the thyrocytes and 131i-thyroid uptake (down by ~50%), as well as about 70% lower serum levels of t4 and rtg. the functional thyroidal response to exogenous tsh was decreased in the tumor-bearing rats, as well as the rtsh secretion in response to trh (50ug/kg). to investigate the role of other hypothalamic neuromediators in this process, tumor-bearing rats received an i.v. injection of metoclopramide (5mg/kg) and/or physostigmine (12.5ug/kg), with or without concomitant stimulus with trh. each drug improved the rtsh response to trh, which in the case of physostigmine, almost normalized. when both drugs were injected simultaneously the rtsh response to trh returned to normal. thus, in addition to the well known alterations in the extrathyroidal metabolism of thyroid hormones, tsh secretion is decreased in rats with the walker-256 tumor, indicating a generalized reduction in the thyroid function.
Effects of human serun albumin in some biological properties of rhodium(II) complexes
Espósito, Breno P.;Oliveira, Elisabeth de;Zyngier, Szulim B.;Najjar, Renato;
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-50532000000500003
Abstract: the affinities for human albumin (hsa) of five rhodium(ii) complexes of general formula [rh2(bridge)4] (bridge = acetate, propionate, butyrate, trifluoroacetate and trifluoroacetamidate) were determined by spectrophotometry. in the case of the alkylcarboxylates, an inverse correlation of affinity with their liposolubilities was observed. diffusion of the free or protein-bound complexes into ehrlich cells in vitro seems to be primarily governed by the hydrophobic character of the complex. the complex [rh2(tfc)4] exhibited affinity towards the protein (k = 214.1) as well as cell partition both in the absence (32.1%) and presence (48.6%) of hsa. the compound hsa: [rh2(tfc)4] has had its antitumoral action in tumor-bearing balb-c mice investigated, showing that hsa can be a drug reservoir for the rhodium complex.
Soft sensors with white- and black-box approaches for a wastewater treatment process
Zyngier, D.;Araújo, O.Q.F.;Lima, E.L.;
Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering , 2000, DOI: 10.1590/S0104-66322000000400008
Abstract: the increasing degradation of water resources makes it necessary to monitor and control process variables that may disturb the environment, but which may be very difficult to measure directly, either because there are no physical sensors available, or because these are too expensive. in this work, two soft sensors are proposed for monitoring concentrations of nitrate (no) and ammonium (nh) ions, and of carbonaceous matter (cm) during nitrification of wastewater. one of them is based on reintegration of a process model to estimate no and nh and on a feedforward neural network to estimate cm. the other estimator is based on stacked neural networks (snn), an approach that provides the predictor with robustness. after simulation, both soft sensors were implemented in an experimental unit using fix mmi (intellution, inc) automation software as an interface between the process and matlab 5.1 (the mathworks inc.) software.
Apoptosis Induced by Metal Complexes and Interaction withDexamethasone
Jung Sun Kim,José Carlos Almeida Barros,Szulim Ber Zyngier
Metal-Based Drugs , 2002, DOI: 10.1155/mbd.2002.249
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Rh2(CF3CONH)4: The First Biological Assays of a Rhodium (II) Amidate
Breno Pannia Espósito,Szulim Ber Zyngier,Aparecido Ribeiro de Souza,Renato Najjar
Metal-Based Drugs , 1997, DOI: 10.1155/mbd.1997.333
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