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Growth of an Out-of-Class Learning Community through Autonomous Socialization at a Self-Access Centre
Leander S. Hughes,Nathan P. Krug,Stacey Vye
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal , 2011,
Abstract: This study investigates the benefits of attending the Saitama University English Resource Center (ERC), a self-access center for English language learning open to all students at the university and managed by full-time faculty who alternate as center advisors. The study builds on previous research to explore how advisors promote language learning through facilitating autonomous socialization in the L2 among center attendees. This authentic social interaction not only exposes learners to patterns of discourse and other language input unavailable to learners in most institutional settings, it has also served as the means through which visiting students have formed an out-of-class learning community that now extends well beyond the center’s walls. Findings of a significant increase in center attendees and meaningful gains in the number of frequent attendees over the past year provide evidence that supports informal observations of the growth of this extraordinary L2-based community.
Advising Practices: A Survey of Self-Access Learner Motivations and Preferences
Leander S. Hughes, Nathan P. Krug, and Stacey L. Vye
Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal , 2012,
Abstract: Based on queries from students who frequently visit the English Resource Center (ERC) at Saitama University, this research team set out to examine what motivational factors encourage ERC attendees to participate for an extended period of time in the Center on a regular basis. Initial indications are that social collaborative learning amongst peers at the Center is the most significant long-term motivational factor for students to become involved with learning English in the ERC. More specifically, this study explores factors that encourage these learners to become regular and perhaps more autonomous center participants in terms of advising practices such as (a) what factors led students to their initial discovery of ERC, (b) what inspired that very first visit, (c) what encouraged learners to continue to attend the Center on a regular basis, (d) what attendees value about the ERC, and finally (e) what might be done to ensure that greater support is provided for students who come to the ERC for the first time.
Consumer Ideology Determines Shopping Preferences at Farmers Markets in Two US Geographical Regions  [PDF]
Deanna Pucciarelli, Stacey Faith
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2014.519205
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify if there were differences that existed in the behaviors, attitudes, awareness, and motivating factors that influenced people to shop at farmers’ markets and purchase USDA certified organic food in two geographic regions: Corvallis, Oregon and Muncie, Indiana. A survey was administered to consumers who shopped at the Minnetrista Farmers’ Market (MFM) and the Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Market (CAFM) in the summer of 2012 to measure the shoppers’ purchasing perceptions. Specific areas of interest in this study included consumer values towards supporting local farmers and consuming USDA certified organic food. A comparison of responses between regions was analyzed. Results of the study provide insights on consumers’ purchasing attitudes and behaviors regarding USDA certified organic products, and why they chose to shop at Farmers’ Markets. Ideology was the strongest predictor for consumer purchasing behaviors. Understanding how regional differences affect food choice has implications for wellness programs and industry marketing materials.
The Berlin Years: The Influence of German Thought and Experience on the Development of Du Bois' Sociology
Stacey Weger
Sociation Today , 2009,
Abstract: Despite being historically well received for his many contributions to literature, civil rights, and political advocacy, W.E.B. Du Bois' contributions to the development of scientific sociology have been understated. It is evident that the teachings of several key faculty at the University of Berlin, in particular, those of Gustav Schmoller and Max Weber, played a significant role in forming Du Bois' attitudes towards social research and reform, and in laying out a blueprint for his future practices in the field. The influence of Du Bois' education in Europe is explored as is his contribution to the theoretical basis of sociology as a discipline.
A Perfectly Evil Organization: Using Organizational Design to Create a Culture of Fear
Stacey Campbell
Strategic Leadership Review , 2011,
Abstract: In the tradition of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, this article is written with a reverse perspective to heighten faulty organizational designs that can have a negative impact on employees. Even though most organizations do not set out to create a culture of fear, their organizational design still reinforce this climate. This debilitating behavior is caused by communicating selectively, reorganizing unnecessarily, designing for control, and blindsiding people. These elements contribute to an organization’s culture of fear and solidifies the employees low status as worker bees within a hive.
Portrait of a Contender: Stacey Cozart
Stacey Cozart
Language at Work : Bridging Theory and Practice , 2012,
Abstract: This summer, “Language at Work – Bridging Theory and Practice” magazine had the pleasure of speaking with Stacey Cozart, Head of the Language Services Unit within the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University, in Aarhus, Denmark. The Language Services Unit at Aarhus University offers copy-editing services for staff and PhD students in English, translation services for administrative staff from Danish to English, and English language skills development, mainly in the form of courses in English for academic purposes.
Tracing the learning of academic literacy in a literature foundation course
Jennifer Stacey
Per Linguam : A Journal of Language Learning , 2011, DOI: 10.5785/25-2-33
Abstract: Competence in academic literacy is still the main route to access and achievement within the university. First year students are expected to learn a number of discipline specific academic literacies with frequently conflicting and unarticulated uses of academic conventions. Through the analysis of the introductory paragraphs of one student in a literature foundation course, this article focuses on whether and how this student copes with the different demands presented by the simultaneous learning of different academic literacies. The analysis provides information about how this student built her understanding of academic literacy and her strategies for learning. The examination of her techniques and the need to explain why they are appropriate or not in a literature essay forced reflection on the thinking in the discipline that underlies such judgements.
Utopia Limited: An Anthropological Response to Richard Rorty
Stacey Meeker
Anthropoetics : the Journal of Generative Anthropology , 1999,
Sor Juana oversees the subversion of gendered state power: Feminist gestures in de noche vienes, esmeralda
Schlau, Stacey
Cuadernos de Música, Artes Visuales y Artes Escénicas , 2008,
Abstract: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo’s film adaptation of Elena Poniatowska’s short story “De noche vienes,” De noche vienes, Esmeralda (1997), questions and challenges gender norms and patriarchal power, just as Sor Juana did in her writings. Unlike the seventeenth–century author, however, he demonstrates women’s power through sexuality and emotion, revealing how such impulses can undermine and disrupt the Law of the Father. The film opens up the possibility of exploring, exploiting, and taming the male gaze—historically a device used as part of the apparatus that suppresses women—and offers an alternative polymorphous “female” gaze, one that counters the effects of patriarchy. De noche vienes, Esmeralda carefully and repeatedly invites the spectator’s active ocular participation in the process of re–defining the power plays of sexuality and gender. While questioning patriarchal convention and tradition, it also asks us to put aside (unconscious) assumptions about propriety and investigate alternative paradigms regarding Mexican national gender roles and sexuality. The protagonist Esmeralda, the ultimate embodied being, strips away the veneer to reveal the emptiness beneath the rules and regulations of patriarchal capitalism, in its nationalistic Mexican form. Taking on the stance of a polymorphic female gaze, spectators of the film can begin to participate in an alternative worldview, one that allows for free expression of love and sexuality, outside the forms created by church and state.
Book Review ~ Higher Education in an Era of Digital Competition: Choices and challenges, edited by Donald E. Hanna et al.
Elizabeth Stacey
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning , 2000,
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