Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chapter 14: Family Structure and Maternal Employment: What’s the impact?

Submitted by: Karen Stowe From Chapter 14 The Child in Context: Family Structure, Child Care, and Media What constitutes a family has evolved from the nuclear family of a married mother and father and their children to many different family … Continue reading

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Media’s Impact of Today’s Classroom

The Impact of Media on Today’s Classroom Chapter 14: The Child in Context: Family Structure, Child Care, and Media Submitted by Katie Williams It’s no secret that media is a large influencer of students, now more than ever before. It … Continue reading

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Chapter 13: Motivation- Self-Efficacy

      Submitted by: Leslie Culpepper Self-Efficacy When talking about motivation, self-efficacy is a very important factor. Self-efficacy is the belief in yourself to meet a goal or attain a certain outcome. Self-efficacy affects how we feel, think and … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem and the Self-System

Self-Esteem Amanda Morris Chapter 13   “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as … Continue reading

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Social Identity

Submitted by Andrea Cox Chapter 13:  The Self-System and Motivation   Social Identity Social identity is when a person develops a sense of self based on belonging to a particular group.  Henri Tajfel’s proposed that the groups a person has … Continue reading

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Chapter XII Language and Literacy

Bilingual Education Submitted by: Autumn Brown Chapter XII Language and Literacy “A nation’s language, so we are often told, reflects its culture, psyche, and modes of thought…The Babylonians would have been hard-pressed to understand Crime and Punishment, because their language … Continue reading

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Developing Literacy

Submitted by:  Jimmie Jo Fitzwater From Chapter 12:  Language and Literacy   Our text defines literacy as “the ability to communicate in printed language through reading and writing, particularly in school settings” (Bergin and Bergin, 2012).  Literacy is communication in … Continue reading

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