[xmca] Articles on "asking the right questions"

From: Maria Cristina Damianovic <mcdamianovic who-is-at uol.com.br>
Date: Tue Feb 19 2008 - 07:55:12 PST

Hello, friends!

This conference sounds great! Please, find attached two articles which might
interest the group. Both are based on a research about "types of questions
in teacher´s discourse" conducted my Dilma MELLO, Mona Mohamad HAWI, Otília
NININ and me, Maria Cristina DAMIANOVIC.

They are in Portuguese... but I am sure you can give yourself a try to get
in touch with this charming language...

If you cannot open the files attached, the articles can be downloaded in my
site www.linguagemeformacao.com.br <http://www.linguagemeformacao.com.br/>
. Go to "produção acadêmica" e clic on the two articles with "questionários"
in the title.

Cheers from Brazil!

Maria Cristina Damianovic.





De: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] Em nome
de Peter Smagorinsky
Enviada em: terça-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2008 10:52
Para: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'


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Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices:
Translating Research and Policy for the Real World
Conference Co-Chairs:
Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., CSPP-SF of Alliant International University
Nolan Zane, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
This conference is being organized by representatives of five APA Divisions.
They are Divisions 45, 17, 42, 12, and 37. This group lead by Division 45
was convened as a Task Force on April 28, 2006 to plan such a conference and
seek out resources for funding. To date we have received a grant from
SAMSHA for $78,000 and have requested assistance from APA and $14,000 from
NIMH. The five Divisions who are member of the Task Force are the
Organizing Sponsors of the conference. In addition to these five Divisions,
18 APA Divisions have officially communicated their sponsorship of this
conference make a total of 25 APA Divisions sponsoring this event as well as
the National Latino Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological
Association, American Psychological Association, Div 12 Section 6, the
Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities, and Alliant International
University who will provide CE for this conference. The additional APA
Divisions sponsoring are: Divisions 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 35, 38,
39, 40, 43, 44, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, and 56. The following are the purpose,
objectives and themes planned for this conference.
The purpose of this two-day conference is to inform and stimulate interest
and activity in generating research and evaluation efforts in the
development of evidence-based practices for ethnic minority populations.
The target audience is researchers and program evaluators who are interested
and active in conducting intervention research with ethnic minorities.
The conference has the following objectives:
1) to review the current state of evidence based practices designed for
ethnic minority populations and for children and adults within these
2) to examine the methodological issues faced when conducting intervention
research with ethnic minority groups;
3) to examine the strengths and weaknesses of adaptations of existing
evidence based practices for ethnic minorities;
4) to make recommendations for increasing the pace and activity of
generating research in this area;
5) to identify mental health system, community, family and other
extra-therapeutic factors that affect the extent to which evidence based
practices are applied and adopted in the treatment of ethnic minority

The focus of the conference has five themes.
1) Asking the right question in research and practice - How do we know
evidence based practices apply to various ethnic minority groups? What are
the complications involved in generating evidence for ethnic minority groups
and within these groups across the age span?
2) Transfer of Training Models: Do adaptations work? What are the
strengths and weaknesses in using this approach? Are the assumptions
generalizable to different cultural/age groups?
3) Proper Assessments: Are current assessment strategies valid and
appropriate for ethnic minorities? How do we match treatment with diagnosis?
4) From Practice-Based Evidence to Evidence-Based Practice: How do we best
capture and investigate interventions that were created from the ground up?
How do researchers and service providers link up to empirically test
practices that appear qualitatively effective? What procedures and
strategies are needed to maintain fidelity when conducting interventions
that are generated from the ground up? What theories and conceptual models
can be generated to capture and elucidate the change processes that are
operant in the new, effective approaches that may be developed?
5) Is Policy Jumping the Gun: What are the consequences of establishing
policy without evidence of effectiveness with ethnic minority populations?
What are the current problems and struggles in implementing evidence-based
practices and current policies? What are the needs for moving ahead in
creating more evidence based practices for ethnic minorities? For example,
targeting funding for increasing research in this area, providing technical
assistance to existing programs to develop the ground up efforts, having
clinical trial studies with ethnic minority populations, and addressing the
issues of retention with hard-to-reach populations when conducting
longitudinal designs may be some of the priorities needed in the field.
Conference Locations and Dates: The conference will be held in Washington,
D.C. on March 13 and 14, 2008 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland

Continuing Education Credit: Offered by Alliant International University

For more information and further inquiries you can contact Eduardo Morales,
Ph.D. at DrEMorales@aol.com or call 415-519-4086 (cellular).

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