[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 8, Issue 34

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 25 20:40:45 UTC 2014


Forwarded  From:  edling at bunner.geol.lu.se




Today's Topics:

   1. Classics example: any answers for modern languages? decline?
      (Francis Hult)
   2. Latino Groups Sue Texas Public Schools Over English Language
      Learning, Say Programs Are 'Grossly Deficient' (Francis Hult)
   3. Language Quizzes (Francis Hult)
   4. Research Fellowships at NIE Singapore (O'BRIEN Beth Ann (CRPP))
   5. Job: Immigrant Integration Resource Development Specialist        at
      CAL (Francis Hult)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:20:18 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Classics example: any answers for modern languages?
        decline?
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Times Higher Education



Classics example: any answers for modern languages? decline?



Modern languages departments and scholars should look at how Classics has
reinvented itself since the 1980s in order to boost its appeal to
undergraduates, a scholar has argued.



It success was reflected, noted Roderick Beaton, Koraes professor of modern
Greek and Byzantine history, language and culture at King?s College London,
in ?a large enough undergraduate cohort in over 20 higher education
institutions to sustain a robust and internationally envied research
culture?.



Full story:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/classics-example-any-answers-for-modern-languages-decline/2013859.article
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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:26:48 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Latino Groups Sue Texas Public Schools Over English
        Language Learning, Say Programs Are 'Grossly Deficient'
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Latin Post



Latino Groups Sue Texas Public Schools Over English Language Learning, Say
Programs Are 'Grossly Deficient'



On Tuesday, Latino advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against Texas claiming
that the state's schools do not provide enough resources for English
language learners.

The 27-page-long complaint was filed by the Mexican American Legal Defense
and Educational Fund representing the League of United Latin American
Citizens, Associated Press reports. The lawsuit claims Texas is not
adhering to the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, which says
that a state can't hold a student back by not taking "appropriate action to
overcome language barriers that impede equal participation."



Full story:
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/14598/20140611/latino-groups-sue-texas-public-schools-over-english-language-learning.htm
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:32:40 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Language Quizzes
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Economist



If you've been on Facebook recently, and you?re the kind of person who
reads this column, there's a good chance you?ve seen one of two viral
language tests going round. Like many things on Facebook, they?re a fun
diversion. Unlike many things on Facebook, they?re helping serious
researchers learn about language and the mind.



The first is called ?Which English??, from the website Games With Words.
Like another recent popular dialect quiz, it attempts to guess where you
might have learned most of your English.



Full story:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2014/06/internet-research
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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:22:00 +0800
From: "O'BRIEN Beth Ann (CRPP)" <beth.obrien at nie.edu.sg>
Subject: [Edling] Research Fellowships at NIE Singapore
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Research Assistants/Associates/Fellows (Centre for Research in Pedagogy and
Practice) [OER 9/14 RB]

The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the
position of Research Associate on a contract until Aug 31st 2015 (with
strong possibility for annual renewal until end of 2017) at the Centre for
Research in Pedagogy & Practice.

Project Title: Preschool Impact Upon Child Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study
of Transition from Preschool to Primary

Project Introduction: The project aims to evaluate the academic, cognitive,
and socio-emotional outcomes for children as they enter primary school, and
how these vary according to the process and structural factors of the
preschool environment.  In this study, we focus on the nature and impact of
teacher-child interactions as a key process factor, along with other
structural factors (class size, teacher-child ratio, physical environment
and teacher qualifications, training and experience) to arrive at an
overall measure of the quality of the children?s learning experiences. Our
main aim is to examine how these process and structural factors, together
with factors associated with the home background, influence children?s
developmental outcomes across the preschool period, and influence their
readiness for starting primary school. Specifically, we will focus on their
impact on the development of children?s mathematical and language and
literacy skills (English and Mother Tongue), self-regulation, and
socio-emotional competencies.  The project will involve one-to-one testing
with preschool children, observation in classrooms, and data collection
from parents and teachers.

Requirements and Responsibilities

For the post of research fellow, we are particularly interested in
individuals who may be able to head up research in a specific mother tongue
(Mandarin, Malay, or Tamil).

Essential

 *   Recent PhD or about to complete PhD in Psychology, Education, or
Linguistics
 *   Good theoretical knowledge of research designs in general
 *   Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
 *   Excellent organizational skills and able to work within given deadlines

?         Good project management skills, proactive and uses initiative

?         Excellent problem-solving skills

?         Good leadership ability

?         Good supervisory skills

?         Good team player

Preferred

 *   Prior experience in education research
 *   Good statistical knowledge and skills
 *   Good IT skills
 *   Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
 *   Experience in working with teachers and students in Singapore schools

Responsibilities

 *   Work closely with the project leaders and MOE colleagues to ensure
reliable and on-time collection of data, and assume some intellectual
responsibility for the project.

?         Propose, design and implement appropriate research methodologies

?         Resolve research problems and manage research variables.

?         Present research findings to a variety of audiences using
multiple formats

?         Write research reports and papers independently

 *   Manage research project including scheduling and liaising with
schools, and leading a team of research assistants and associates
 *   Coordinate and assist in data collection

?         Conduct literature and database searches; identify key findings
of previous research and summarise the literature surveys / past research
papers

 *   Manage research data and keep up-to-date research records, summarise
research findings and be able to perform data analyses
 *   Perform other tasks as required by the Principal Investigator

Application

Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:
-       Application form for Research Positions<
http://www.nie.edu.sg/about-nie/careers/submit-application> (
https://www.nie.edu.sg/about-nie/careers/submit-application<
https://www.researchgate.net/go.Deref.html?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nie.edu.sg%2Fabout-nie%2Fcareers%2Fsubmit-application
>)
-       Cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this
position
-       Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
-       Other documents that demonstrate your qualifications

Please send your application to:

Dr. Rebecca Bull
Senior Research Scientist
Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Email: rebecca.bull at nie.edu.sg<mailto:rebecca.bull at nie.edu.sg>

**We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified**

Closing Date

Review of applicants will commence immediately upon receipt of applications
and will continue until all positions are filled.


National Institute of Education (Singapore) http://www.nie.edu.sg

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:43:20 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Job: Immigrant Integration Resource Development
        Specialist      at CAL
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Jobs at CAL

www.cal.org <http://www.cal.org>

June 24, 2014




Email Announcement

Send questions and resumes to jobs at cal.org<mailto:jobs at cal.org>.

________________________________
Immigrant Integration Resource Development Specialist

CAL Classification: Technical Specialist
Program Area: Refugee and Immigrant Integration (RII)
Hours Per Week: 28.5 hrs/wk (part-time)
Position Available: Immediately

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Use expertise in refugee resettlement, writing, research, and technical
assistance provision to further RII?s work in providing publications,
resources, and technical assistance to an increasingly broad array of
service providers and community members working on refugee resettlement and
immigrant integration as well as to newcomer populations themselves.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  *   Research and write content for COR Center publications
  *   Coordinate content and contributions of subject matter experts to COR
Center publications
  *   Adapt current COR Center publications to create resources available
for different purposes
  *   Develop new content for the COR Center Web site, including materials
focusing upon immigrant integration
  *   Create COR Center outreach materials
  *   Conduct and synthesize information from interviews and surveys to
inform COR Center provision of technical assistance
  *   Provide refugee resettlement content area knowledge to COR Center and
contracted game developers regarding online learning environment
  *   Locate and coordinate client group play testers for online learning
environment
  *   Conduct related research and spearhead creation and implementation of
online training programs related to COR Center content
  *   Provide research support to other COR Center staff
  *   Use content knowledge and research skills to provide technical
assistance in response to client requests for information and referrals
  *   Conduct research to identify development opportunities
  *   Participate in development of proposals
  *   Assist with logistics for COR Center workshops and other activities
  *   Maintain the membership list of the Refugee Discussion electronic
discussion group
  *   Other activities as assigned by the RII Director and Associate
Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  *   Education: Bachelor?s degree in related field and five years of
related experience or Master?s degree with two years of related experience
are required.
  *   Experience: The preferred candidate will have experience working with
refugees and immigrants in a resettlement- and/or integration-related
context.

Desired Skills:

  *   The preferred candidate will be a self-motivated self-starter with
the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a fast-paced
team environment, and the ability to switch between a variety of tasks as
the situation warrants. The position also calls for highly-developed skills
in research, writing, and oral and interpersonal communication with
colleagues and client populations, as well as in organization, planning,
and time management.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Mail:
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 14-20

Electronically:
jobs at cal.org<mailto:jobs at cal.org>
Attn: Recruitment 14-20

________________________________

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and
an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from
the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other
reason not related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be
required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the
United States.

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