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  • Hung, Yu-Ju; Chen, Shu-Cheng; Samuelson, Beth Lewis (Springer, 2016)
    As the traditional grammar translation approach is being gradually replaced by communicative or task-based approaches, paper-and-pencil tests, commonly used in English classes in Taiwan, do not meet the course goals. ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (Sage, 2013-01-01)
    In this chapter, play is examined as an embodied literacy, situated among multiple literacies in the overlapping cultures of modern childhoods: school, home and community, peer, media, digital, and consumer cultures. Key ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E (Routledge, 2014-04-28)
    This chapter critically reviews literacy research on play and creativity, with a focus on work in New Literacy Studies (Gee, 1996; Street, 1995) that redefine • play as collaborative and embodied semiotic practice ...
  • Rutkowski, Leslie (Applied Measurement in Education, Taylor and Francis, 2014-04)
    Large-scale assessment programs such as NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA use a sophisticated assessment administration design called matrix sampling that minimizing the testing burden on individual students. Under a matrix sampling ...
  • Samuelson, Beth Lewis; Smith, Ross T.; Stevenson, Eleanor; Ryan, Caitlin (Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013-08)
    Abstract: This paper examines the practice of participatory evaluation through an exploratory single case study of the Evaluation Team of Books & Beyond, a cocurricular service-learning program of the Global Village ...
  • Husbye, Nicholas E.; Buchholz, Beth A.; Coggin, Linda Skidmore; Wessel-Powell, Christy; Wohlwend, Karen E. (National Council of Teachers of English, 2012-11)
    Digital literacies present opportunities to expand ways of making meaning. Utilizing a New Literacies Studies framework, this article presents critical lessons in film production from a multiple site case study using ...
  • Steinfeldt, Jesse A.; Rutkowski, Leslie A.; Vaughan, Ellen L.; Steinfeldt, Matthew C. (Human Kinetics, 2011-04)
    In order to identify factors associated with on-field moral functioning among student athletes within the unique context of football, we examined masculine gender role conflict, moral atmosphere, and athletic identity. ...
  • Steinfeldt, Jesse; Rutkowski, Leslie A.; Orr, Thomas J.; Steinfeldt, Matthew C. (Human Kinetics, 2012-09)
    This study examined on-field antisocial sports behaviors among 274 American football players in the United States. Results indicated that moral atmosphere (i.e., teammate, coach influence) and conformity to masculine ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (National Council of Teachers of English, 2012-11)
    This article introduces a way of seeing miscue analysis data through a spider chart, a readily available digital graphing tool that provides an effective way to visually represent readers’ complex coordination of interrelated ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (Taylor & Francis for Association for Childhood Education International, 2005-12)
    The tension in a game of hide-and-seek typifies the social flight and pursuit recorded in an ethnographic study of recess play during weekly observations on an elementary school playground. Analysis of field notes revealed ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (Sage, 2009-03-01)
    Young children often use actions rather than talk as they interact with objects and each other to strategically shape the social, material, and cultural environment. New dynamic research designs and methods are needed ...
  • Wohlwend, K. E.; Vander Zanden, S.; Husbye, N. E.; Kuby, C. R. (Sage, 2011-06-30)
    Geosemiotics (Scollon and Scollon, 2003) frames this analysis of play, multimodal collaboration, and peer mediation as players navigate barriers to online connectivity in a children’s social network and gaming site. A ...
  • Kylie, Peppler; Michael, Downton; Eric, Lindsay; Hay, Kenneth (International Journal of Learning and Media, MIT Press, 2011-02-01)
    Abstract. While rhythmic video games like Rock Band have enormous popularity, little attention has been paid to these types of games for their potential for music education. This is a missed opportunity, as the music ...
  • Steinfeldt, Jesse A.; Foltz, Brad D.; LaFollette, Julie R.; White, Mattie R.; Wong, Y. Joel; Steinfeldt, Matthew Clint (Sage, 2011)
    This study investigated perspectives of social justice activists who directly advocate for the elimination of Native-themed mascots, nicknames, and logos. Using Consensual Qualitative Research methodology, the research ...
  • Medina, Carmen L.; Wohlwend, Karen E. (Taylor and Francis, 2012-06-15)
    In this conceptual piece, we examine media as a nexus of a traditional schooling pedagogy and performance pedagogy to make visible how their overlapping elements produce media's pervasive educative force but also to gain ...
  • Samuelson, Beth Lewis; Dyste, Susan; Crawford, Mary Ann; Vellenga, Heidi; Youngquist, Julia; Boehm, Diane (Michigan State University, 2007)
    This review addresses three areas of significance in the design, implementation and use of large-scale writing tests that impact ESL writers: writing assessment tasks, rater decision-making, and test washback. First, we ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (Taylor and Francis, 2012)
    Using data from a 3-year ethnographic study in US early childhood classrooms, I examine two kindergarten boys’ classroom play with their favourite Disney Princess transmedia to see how they negotiated gender identity layers ...
  • Wohlwend, Karen E. (Sage, 2011-07-15)
    Drawing from critical sociocultural perspectives that view play, literacy, and gender as social practices, boys‟ Disney Princess play is examined as a site of identity construction and contestation situated within overlapping ...
  • Samuelson, Beth Lewis (National Council of Teachers of English, 2009-08)
    This study examines discussions of model papers in a high school Advanced Placement English classroom where students were preparing for a high-stakes writing assessment. Much of the current research on talk about writing ...
  • Steinfeldt, Matthew C.; Vaughn, Ellen L.; Rutkowski, Leslie; Steinfeldt, Jesse A. (Human Kinetics, Inc., 2011-04)
    In order to identify factors associated with on-field moral functioning among student athletes within the unique context of football, we examined masculine gender role conflict, moral atmosphere, and athletic identity. ...

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