An Overview of Meta-Analysis in Second Language Acquisition Research: Tahmineh Khalili
Summer´s over, and Connor Connolly is headed back to school to start junior year. But with metabands falling from the sky, the world has changed overnight, and now there are thousands of new metahumans. Just like regular humans, not all metahumans are using their new powers for good. Now, Connor´s not only dealing with the pressures of being a super-human and training with his mentor, Midnight, but also has to balance relationships with the people he cares for most - people who find themselves on different sides of the fence when it comes to their feelings about the new metahumans and the impact they´re having on everyone else´s lives. As the world struggles to adjust to the events of the past few months, Connor´s alter ego, Omni, works with The Agency to apprehend law-breaking metahumans, and detain them at the Silver Island Meta Detention Facility. When he´s recruited for a job assisting the government agency with disarming one of the most powerful and secretive metas in Bay View City, he never expects the devastation of that mission or the effect it will have on both humans and metas. Is Connor capable of becoming the hero he wants to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006193/bk_tant_006193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Meta-Analysis Investigating the Effects of Reading on Second Language Learning:The Effects of Reading on Second Language Learning Safary Wa-Mbaleka
Meta-Level Architectures and Reflection:Second International Conference Reflection´99 Saint-Malo France July 19-21 1999 Proceedings. Auflage 1999
The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to provide some answers to questions about the validity and use of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by the language learner during the performance of a task. It offers both an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a meta-analysis of findings from studies involving verbal tasks and think-alouds. The book begins with the theoretical background and empirical research into the validity of think-alouds, then offers guidance regarding the practical issues of data collection and analysis, and concludes with discussions of implications and future research directions. With its focus on a much discussed data elicitation method in language research, this timely work is relevant to students and researchers from all theoretical perspectives who collect first or second language data. It serves as a valuable guide for any language researcher who is considering using think-alouds.
As metahumans emerge throughout the world, some greet them as saviors while others see them as a threat to humanity itself. A group of elite soldiers come into possession of the most powerful metabands seen yet, with the ability to destroy what was thought to be indestructible: the metabands themselves. With the destruction of the Silver Island Metahuman Detention Facility, Bay View City goes into total lockdown. The Alpha Team impose their protection, but at a price: the complete and total ban of metahumans within the city. Refusal to follow is punishable by execution. Forced to leave the city he calls home, Connor is given a second chance at an elite prep school across the bay - one with a very big secret. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006327/bk_tant_006327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dead in Bed by Bailey Simms follows Ashley Young after a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town. When the plague begins leaving its victims with bizarrely amplified libidos, Ashley has to be willing to do anything - no matter how difficult or morally questionable - in order to survive. Meanwhile, a meta-narrative follows Bailey Simms, teen author of Dead in Bed, while she´s stuck writing at home with a rare medical condition. As Bailey´s book grows in popularity and her fans start to clamor for the sequel, she learns that being a successful author may come with a terrifyingly dangerous price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Dae, Casey Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003346/bk_hach_003346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The prequel to Tom Reynolds´ hit Meta superhero novel series is finally here. The world is still reeling from the devastation of the final battle between the world’s strongest metahumans. Empire City has been left in shambles as it struggles to rebuild. Overnight, the world’s metabands, mysterious bracelets that offer their owner’s superhuman powers and abilities, have all ceased working. Guilt ridden over his possible hand in all of this, the masked vigilante Midnight has hung up his cowl. Instead of fighting crime, he now spends his sleepless nights searching for clues to recover the device that might be responsible for all of it before it can fall into the wrong hands. Along the way he meets Amanda Khan, a teenage girl with a metahuman history in search of her missing friend. Both find the clues to what they’re both searching for lead them to The Receptive, a secretive cult which offers a path to meta humanity to its most loyal followers and may just hold the answers to the missing device. Don´t forget to check out the other audiobooks in the Meta series, including Meta, The Second Wave, and Rise of The Circle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Carnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133992/bk_acx0_133992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of the Eliminating the Achievement Gap is to provide a resource for scholars and students into many of the most salient issues, trends, and factors that are most effective in reducing the achievement gap. Eliminating the Achievement Gap is particularly unique because it will: 1) utilize a meta-analysis to determine what factors contribute the most to reducing the achievement gap and 2) examine potential achievement gap reducing variables from across disciplines. These disciplines include education, sociology, economics, family science, psychology, public policy, and educational psychology. The second emphasis is largely based on the meta-analysis, because the results of the meta-analysis indicate that the best way to completely eliminate the achievement gap is to initiate a multidisciplinary approach to the achievement gap. It is the intention of this book to make scholars, educators, policymakers, parents, and the general public more aware of the factors that best bridge the achievement gap, so that they can take major steps to implementing comprehensive and multidisciplinary efforts. The more such efforts are inaugurated, the more the achievement gap will be reduced. The nine chapters of this book are therefore divided into four parts to reflect this extent of this comprehensive approach.