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CIP Studies

CIP studies are reports by educatiors who used the CIP in the EDUC 606 course to examine cultural influences related to their practice; all proper names in the studies are pseudonyms.

CIP studies included on the CIP Web site as of 2004 are listed below alphabetically by author. They can also be accessed from the relevant pages among steps 3, 4, and 5 through the Related Success Stories and CIP Studies links.

Note: As part of the revision of the CIP Web site in 2004, a 7th step (Write a report of your CIP study) was added to the CIP to make the writing component more explicit. All the studies listed below were conducted using the previous 6-step Cultural Inquiry Process, although they also implicitly followed the current 7th step.

Atanasio, Lauren
Why Wonít He Behave? (2003)
An inquiry concerning a first grade African American boy whose impulsive behavior disrupted class.
Brimberg, Mona
Babak K. and Family (1999)
A study of a 5-year-old Iranian boy who appeared to be regressing in a preschool program for students with developmental disabilities.

Bronder-Botti, Darci

One Teacher's Quest to Encourage Male Writers (2002)
An examination by a fifth grade teacher with many gifted children of ways to encourage boys to become better writers, focusing on four boys: an Afghani, a European American, a Latino, and a Korean.

Cox, Deborah

The Study of Martin (2001)
An investigation about a 4-year-old Somalian boy who experienced language problems in a preschool special education program.

Crosby, Connie

A Cultural Inquiry of Maria (2003)
An examination of the reasons for a sixth grade Mexican American girl's lack of progress in mathematics and other subjects.

Edwards, Sally Jimmy D: "My Mamma Don't Want No Drug-dealer For a Son" (1999)
A study of a quiet 16-year-old African-American boy in a special education program for mild mentally retarded students.
Gregory, Ginger Transitions in First Grade (2000)
An inquiry about a Caucasian boy who experienced transitional and behavioral problems in first grade.

Hahn, Shala

Sorting It Out: A CIP Study of a Special Education Student (2001)
A study of a 9-year-old African-American girl in a special education program experiencing difficulties in socializing with peers.

Hall, Bonnie

Positive Discipline and Assertive Discipline (2000)
An examination of the culture of a 2nd grade classroom related to the use of two discipline systems.

Holland, Penelope

A Case of Sue (2001)
A study of a quiet Mongolian girl who was struggling in a mainstream 8th grade geography class after exiting the ESL program.

Hoover, Jean

Why Don't They Get It? (2000)
An examination by a math resource teacher of ways to help elementary mathematics teachers balance the needs of a diverse, low-income population with the pressures of state standards and exams.

Paula D.

Tough Transition for José (2004)
An investigation about a 9-year-old boy, recently immigrated from El Salvador, whose behavior in his 2nd grade class puts him in jeopardy of being labeled "emotionally disturbed."

Susan J.

Hidden Culture -- Finding the Individual (2002)
Inquiries into the influences that family and culture had on the verbal and writing skills of several pre-kindergarten students: Pakistani twins and a girl born of Ghanaian parents.

Malpeli, Donna

A Resource Teacherís Role in the Regular Classroom (2003)
A Standards of Learning (SOL) resource teacher examined how differences in the cultures of her third and fifth grade classes and her own perceptions of the role of an SOL teacher affected student achievement and her own interactions with the students and teachers.

May, Davis M.

Iím Going to Fail: A Cultural Study (2003)
A study of a female Muslim honor role student who struggled with her high school mathematics course.

Nahidian, Somayyah A Cultural Inquiry into the Education of Muslim Students in America (2001)
An inquiry into the religious and cultural pride of Muslim students in a Muslim elementary and secondary school in the U.S.
Pechacek, Lisa

Case of Maria (2000)
A study of a 3rd grade Hispanic girl who was having difficulties in a low-level mainstream mathematics class.

Rapee, Rachel

Understanding Sam (2002)
A study of a 6-year-old African American boy in kindergarten whose behavior puzzled his teacher.

Schiavo, Nadine

Math Can Be A Dangerous Thing -- If It Is Being Done By Girls (2001)
An examination of the attitudes and behaviors of high school junior and senior girls when choosing higher-level mathematics courses.

Schultz, Monica

The Application of the Cultural Inquiry Process in an Autistic Childís Education and Peer Relations (2003)
An inquiry into the process of helping an 8th grade autistic boy of European American descent transition from a small special education class setting to larger regular classes.

Seifried, Scott The Application of the Cultural Inquiry Process to Puzzlements in Music Education (1999)
A study by a music teacher of the influences on a choir class of 7th and 8th grade students.
Stafford, Jennifer

A Cultural Inquiry of Tomika (2001)
A study about an underachieving African American girl in a high school geometry class.

Yeow, Elizabeth

Homework: To do or not to do? (2002)
A study of homework in the third grade, which started with a focus on a Latino boy and then expanded to a broader focus.

Zink, Wayne

Mahmoud's Progress (2001)
An inquiry about a 9-year-old boy from Saudi Arabia who experienced academic, linguistic, and behavioral difficulties in a 3rd grade class.

Note: Additional CIP studies (selected by instructors of EDUC 606 after the 2004 revision of the CIP Web site) are available on the ASTL Web site.

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