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Relationship Between Health Literacy And Self-Directed Learning Readiness Of Older Adults, Robin Justice Dennis 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Relationship Between Health Literacy And Self-Directed Learning Readiness Of Older Adults, Robin Justice Dennis

Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if the health literacy level of older adults, age 65 and older, and the self-directed learning readiness score were correlated. After data cleaning, the number of cases was below the recommended rule of thumb. Deletion of cases indicated by the analyst of the self-directed learning readiness score (SDLRS-ABE), and imputation of missing data on the shortened test of functional health literacy (STOFHLA), limited the number of usable cases for analysis and presented a limitation to this study. A Pearson Correlation was then performed to determine any correlation between the scores on ...


Rhetoric Is Not Reality: How Policymakers, Professionals And Parents Define Parental Engagement, Doug Curtin 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Rhetoric Is Not Reality: How Policymakers, Professionals And Parents Define Parental Engagement, Doug Curtin

Senior Theses and Projects

A new Connecticut pilot program for low-income families has attempted to actively engage parents in the planning and decision process to provide a holistic approach to comprehensive workforce services. This study analyzes perceptions of parental engagement gathered from interviews with policymakers, professionals and parents. Results show that in this program policymakers, professionals, and parents agree that parental engagement was a deliberate action to incorporate parent voice and create parent leaders for long-term success of the program. Policymakers and professionals disagreed on the level of leadership and amount of training necessary for successful parental engagement. Recommendations include aligning expectations and definitions ...


Social Justice For Gifted Populations: The Intersectionality Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Social Justice For Gifted Populations: The Intersectionality Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur

Sowmya Anjur

Through a model of inquiry and collaborative learning, participants will learn about the structural and institutional features of oppression faced by gifted students. Participants will develop meaningful ways to apply their new awareness and knowledge at both the individual and institutional levels, creating a diversity plan including a diverse curriculum. The ultimate goal is to provide professionals with the tools and resources to ensure equity and promote an environment that is both diverse and inclusive.


Blue The Bee Learns To Be Happy, Connie Reimers-Hild, Deborah J. Weitzenkamp, Connie Reimers-Hild, Kim Wellsandt 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Blue The Bee Learns To Be Happy, Connie Reimers-Hild, Deborah J. Weitzenkamp, Connie Reimers-Hild, Kim Wellsandt

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

Do you sometimes feel sad or blue and don't know what to do? If so, this book was written just for you!

Join Blue the Bee as she travels through Happy Orchard meeting her friends (Flutter, Buzz, Bonita and Ernie) to learn the 7 Happiness Habits. When happiness is a habit, it comes without thinking. You can choose how to spend your day and use your time. You choose how to live your life and what is on your mind.

Each page was designed to enjoy at any age. People can become pollinators of happiness in any life stage ...


Social Justice For Gifted Populations: The Intersectionality Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Social Justice For Gifted Populations: The Intersectionality Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion, Adrienne Coleman, Sowmya Anjur

Publications & Research

Through a model of inquiry and collaborative learning, participants will learn about the structural and institutional features of oppression faced by gifted students. Participants will develop meaningful ways to apply their new awareness and knowledge at both the individual and institutional levels, creating a diversity plan including a diverse curriculum. The ultimate goal is to provide professionals with the tools and resources to ensure equity and promote an environment that is both diverse and inclusive.


Empirical Reflections On Women Students In Usa Nonprofit Academic Programs And Realizations About Ideological Influence, Norman A. Dolch 2017 Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University Shreveport; Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

Empirical Reflections On Women Students In Usa Nonprofit Academic Programs And Realizations About Ideological Influence, Norman A. Dolch

Journal of Ideology

This research reports on the beliefs of a select sample of women and men faculty across the USA regarding women in nonprofit organization academic programs. The main differences were on professional orientation among graduate students, difficulty with quantitative oriented courses, and portrayal of women in coursework. To eliminate these differences, beliefs (ideologies) among faculty and students need to be altered. Sanberg’s book Lean In is especially informative about changing beliefs about career orientation for both men and women to what she calls a belief in sustainable and fulfilling positions. Another valuable resource for faculty concerned about these issues is ...


Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3081. Memos and agenda for a meeting to be held to discuss a statewide coalition to support community education.


Assessing Training Methods To Educate Dairy Workers, L. Mendonca, B. E. Voelz, A. Scanavez 2017 Kansas State University, Manhattan

Assessing Training Methods To Educate Dairy Workers, L. Mendonca, B. E. Voelz, A. Scanavez

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Training employees is fundamental for dairy producers to achieve efficiency in order to increase profitability. Training videos offered online are becoming more common and recommended to train employees. The goals of this survey were to evaluate the comfort level of dairy employees in using computers and tablets, and preferred training delivery methods. A total of 71 employees from 6 dairies were interviewed. Interviews were conducted in the preferred language of the interviewee – English or Spanish. Of the respondents, 52 and 65.6% of employees consider computers and tablets easy to use, respectively. More than half of the employees reported that ...


Guide To The University Of The Third Age Records, University of San Diego, University of the Third Age 2017 University of San Diego

Guide To The University Of The Third Age Records, University Of San Diego, University Of The Third Age

University Records

The University of the Third Age records document the foundational years of the program. Records include plans and reports about the program and solicitation for funding. News articles, correspondence, and the script for the November 1978 documentary, broadcast by KCST-TV 39 San Diego, are included. Also included are records about establishing an Alumni association for the University, the graduation ceremony, programs for the early years of the university, and information about the courses taught. In addition to the administrative files are newspaper clippings and press releases related to the program.

Finding Aids are tools used to aid research by describing ...


'Whose Goals Am I Meeting?' Policy And Practice Dilemmas In Adult Basic Education (Abe) In The Era Of Accountability, Alma Hallulli Biba 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

'Whose Goals Am I Meeting?' Policy And Practice Dilemmas In Adult Basic Education (Abe) In The Era Of Accountability, Alma Hallulli Biba

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

For the last two decades, federal legislation and Massachusetts’ state ABE policies have linked adult learners’ educational outcomes to performance systems and accountability requirements. These outcomes, represented as ‘goals’, reflect an emphasis on return-on-investment strategies and outcome-based accountability measures. Greatest emphasis is placed on that subset of adult learners’ goals that are easily measured, attainable, and that are associated with public outcomes. This dissertation, in contrast, seeks to understand the goal setting process from the perspective of learners and local ABE stakeholders. Using a novel, mixed-method approach, this dissertation presents ABE learners’ goal setting as a decision problem in order ...


Persistence Redefined: Why Men Stay, Karie A. Coffman 2016 Cleveland State University

Persistence Redefined: Why Men Stay, Karie A. Coffman

ETD Archive

The research addressed factors affecting degree completion for adult male students. This qualitative case study explored factors that contributed to the persistence of undergraduate adult male students and their perception of their role within the campus community. The research considered: 1) how adult male undergraduate students described their ability to persist until degree completion; 2) what factors contributed to persistence; 3) what types of social interactions enabled participants to persist; and 4) how adult male undergraduate students described their relationship to the campus community. Data were collected through interviews with nine nontraditional male graduates who earned a baccalaureate degree within ...


A Mixed-Methods (Quantitative-Qualitative) Study To Identify The Perceived Level Of, Zeky Zardo 2015 Brandman University

A Mixed-Methods (Quantitative-Qualitative) Study To Identify The Perceived Level Of, Zeky Zardo

Dissertations

Different approaches to developing leaders have been established through various forms of self-assessment, action learning, and education and training activities (Smither et al., 2005). The existing body of research on the impact and success of college and university leadership development programs focuses heavily on undergraduate leadership programs and not graduate-level programs such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the doctorate. The purpose of this mixed-methods (quantitative–qualitative) study was to identify the perceived level of transformational leadership skill development by students enrolled in a doctoral program in organizational leadership. In addition, it was the purpose of this study ...


Transfer Of Learning For Health Care Workers, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, Shelley Moore, Tasha Chicovsky 2015 Western Washington University

Transfer Of Learning For Health Care Workers, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, Shelley Moore, Tasha Chicovsky

Adult & Higher Education

This study of health care workers who are nurses, medical assistants, administrators or team coordinators, demonstrates that while the workers responded positively to an optional training program, they reported they still needed additional support in order to transfer the new information into their practice. The 16 health care workers in this study are expected to continually update their skills, knowledge and abilities and then transfer or use the information in their work. Health care educators participating in this study assumed if the training program is well planned, the workers will transfer the information to their practice. Findings indicate that if ...


Returning To School: Unraveling The Model Of Barriers And Baggage, Julia Suzanne Sarris 2015 University of Colorado Boulder

Returning To School: Unraveling The Model Of Barriers And Baggage, Julia Suzanne Sarris

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Despite the apparent growth in the population of adults returning to school following an interruption in their schooling, current research on this population is negligible. Furthermore, the little research that does exist relies on a decades-old model of barriers and baggage: that this population faces so many barriers and carries so much baggage holding them back that a return to school and completion of a program of study is unachievable.

This qualitative study extends this model with a conceptual framework that focuses on assets possessed by returning students. These assets include the social capital - the network of family, friends and ...


European Students’ Decision-Making Processes When Choosing To Study In Australia And Their Travel Behaviour During Their Stay, Sabine Muschter 2015 Southern Cross University

European Students’ Decision-Making Processes When Choosing To Study In Australia And Their Travel Behaviour During Their Stay, Sabine Muschter

Theses

This thesis aims to develop a better understanding of European tertiary students’ decision-making processes when selecting Australia as their temporary study abroad destination. In doing so the push and pull factors which influence European students’ selection of their host countries and institutions are examined. In addition, the extent to which students’ expectations about living, studying and travelling in Australia were met is assessed. The push-pull theory of destination choice, the cognitive decision-making theory, and previous research on international students’ decision-making, underpin the conceptual framework which guides this study. Within this framework a qualitatively driven mixed-methods approach to data collection was ...


A Life Well Crafted, Sarah Renee Clay 2013 Bank Street College of Education

A Life Well Crafted, Sarah Renee Clay

Graduate Student Independent Studies

This paper will attempt to define the relationship between creative thinking required for a craft and aspects of adult development, such as goal setting and achieving. Included in the study is a curriculum designed to teach sewing to beginning students, an introduction to creative thinking, and four case studies.


Talk Amongst Ourselves: Examining How Heterosexual Adults Form And Transform Perspectives About Homosexuality Through Dialogue With One Another, Julie Eads Graves 2013 University of Colorado at Boulder

Talk Amongst Ourselves: Examining How Heterosexual Adults Form And Transform Perspectives About Homosexuality Through Dialogue With One Another, Julie Eads Graves

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Despite the societal and legal progress of the gay rights movement in the last two decades, the negative impacts of society's marginalization of gay and lesbian people are many and widespread. Opportunities for open, respectful dialogue to facilitate greater understanding and reduce prejudice are rare. Scholars and practitioners in educational psychology and adult learning have been slow to consider the role of education in this social justice movement. This study investigated a multi-session facilitated dialogue forum among heterosexual adults on the topics of homosexuality and related social challenges. The mixed-methods approach included a narrative analysis of interactive stories told ...


Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Great Dilemma Of Improving Teacher Quality In Adult Learning, Cristine A. Smith, Ricardo Gomez 2009 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Great Dilemma Of Improving Teacher Quality In Adult Learning, Cristine A. Smith, Ricardo Gomez

Cristine Smith

No abstract provided.


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