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BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes

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In this Dissertation there is a proposal for a Personalized Model of Education based on principles regarding the Theory of Resilience or Resiliency applied to ESL Reading approaches; in addition to definitions of terms such as resilience, resiliency,
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  BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes Dissertation submitted to the Department of Graduate Studies Education Department University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras Submitted as partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Doctoral Degree in TESL By Pablo Fernández-Colón MA, BA, in TESL (1985, 1980) March, 2015  BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes  2 BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes DEDICATION: Dedicating a book or a publication is not just a literary formalism. It is the genuine and sincere wish for those whom the book or publication is dedicated to, feel the same and profound satisfaction of as the person who dedicates it feels. This already is my personal style of presenting my books, and this one, which is my Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor in TESL (Ed.D.), as well as my other publications, in a much more special way yet. This Dissertation is dedicated to those who were phisically, menthally and emocionally afected by the September 11 of 2001 sucesses, whom today, almost thirteen (13) years later of that desastrous morning, feel the closing of a painful circle caused by that terrorist deed. But in a very much more special way yet, to those who survived that event and to the families and beloved ones of the deadly victims of 9/11. Dedicated on: September 11, 2014.  BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes  3 BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This Dissertations as all other academic writings, exercises and proposals for the Doctorate Degree in TESL would have not been a reality today without the help and collaboration of many whom have helped me to be where I am today, finalizing this professional as well as academic journey. Thanks to all of them. Dr. Reinaldo Berríos Rivera and Dr. Nydia Lucca Irizarry, Professors at UPRRP, lecturers of Qualitative Research Courses who inspired my thoughts to write this Dissertation and also co-authors of the textbook:  Investigación Cualitativa Fundamentos,diseños y estrategias  (2009) as a valuable investigation resource to the fulfillment of this Dissertation. To all my professors and classmates of the Department of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. In a very special manner, to Dr. María Antonia Irizarry, widow of Turpin, for her outstanding academic and motivational support, counseling and guidance in all  BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes  4 the way through of my graduate studies both at Master’s as well as Doctorate Level in TESOL, and also Member of my Dissertation Comitee at the UPRRP. Finally, but not less important, to Dr. Elizabeth Torres, Chairperson of my Dissertation Project and all the rest of my Dissertation Comitee Members: Dr. Elsie Candelario and Dr. Joseph Carroll Miranda.  BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes  5 BIOGRAPHIES: A Reading Approach in ESL  As Paradigm in the Resilience Learning and Teaching Processes ABSTRACT In this Dissertation there is a proposal for a Personalized Model of Education based on principles regarding the Theory of Resilience or Resiliency applied to ESL Reading approaches; in addition to definitions of terms such as resilience, resiliency, cognitive processes, bi-cognitive process, multiple intelligences, srcin, evolution and social functions of resilience, traditional model of learning, a model of energy-based learning, personalized education and also the introduction of the concept of Inner Intelligence, is proposed as a paradigm for the resilient learning. Biographies as Qualitative Approach is also reviewed and proposed as an educational tool for developing resilient behaviors in ESL students. Different sources and theorists concerning human learning as well as the cognitive development theories are also been reviewed in this dissertation. Philosophical positions such as Plato's and Aristotle's conception of matter, ideas, and perception are also been included in the review of literature. New theories concerning universal learning and knowledge such as Quantum Vacuum, the Theory of the Seven Strings suggesting the idea of a source of eternal knowledge as
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