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Assessment Of The Foreign Non-Government Organizations' Role In Sudan, Professor Issam Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Assessment Of The Foreign Non-Government Organizations' Role In Sudan, Professor Issam Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The study presented reviews activities of NGOs in Sudan. That was a disputable issue that resulted in a mass expulsion of many in 2009. However¸ there were precedents of such expulsions in previous and following years. The paper discusses humanitarian work in Sudan, positive and negative sides. Reasons are that part of the hypothetical framework here is that their activities in the country are indispensible. The country still faces many humanitarian suffering in most of its regions and international aid is direly required. Thus, it is essential to rectify their modus operandi to be consistent with the culture of the ...


The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, Valerie Harwood 2009 University of Wollongong

The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, Valerie Harwood

Valerie Harwood

Recent research has pointed to the uneven distribution of diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, with disproportionately high numbers in areas marked by poverty (Gifford Sawyer et al., 2004; Olfsen et al., 2003). This chapter examines this issue of ADHD and social and economic disadvantage. Drawing on research with youth professionals from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia, the chapter puts forward the case that the ADHD phenomenon has highly problematic effects on the lives of children and young people in these communities. The intent is to show how the ADHD phenomenon interacts with disadvantage, and suggest how ...


Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen King 2009 University of South Florida

Revelations Of Adaptive Technology Hiding In Your Operating System, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

Pre-publication version of a chapter about the assistive technology tools and resources available for free in Windows OS and Mac OS. Introducing higher education faculty to free resources, features and programs which they can recommend to their students or perhaps use for themselves (for instance for fading eyesight or hearing). In addition, the chapter briefly shares strategies and examples of how they might be used. The book will have an entire chapter dedicated to assistive technology as well. This is a popularized assistive technology chapter for generalist, NON special education, faculty to become acquainted with readily available and free resources ...


Special Education From The (Damp) Ground Up: Children With Disabilities In A Charter School-Dependent Educational System, Mark Weber 2009 DePaul University College of Law

Special Education From The (Damp) Ground Up: Children With Disabilities In A Charter School-Dependent Educational System, Mark Weber

Mark C. Weber

Hurricane Katrina created the need and the opportunity to reconstitute the New Orleans public school system. Educational reformers took advantage of the destruction of existing institutions to build a new system based on educational choice and dependent on charter schools to provide the choices. The disaster also created the need and opportunity to rebuild the system of special education in the city, but education for children with disabilities appears to have been an afterthought. Reports have surfaced of children being steered away from charter schools or inadequately served there. This paper asks what principles should guide reformers in establishing education ...


Exceptional Black Students In American Colleges And Universities: Classroom Challenges, And Anticipated Support From Instructors And Professors, Dr Williams Obiozor 2009 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

Exceptional Black Students In American Colleges And Universities: Classroom Challenges, And Anticipated Support From Instructors And Professors, Dr Williams Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

No abstract provided.


Investment In Vocational Education And Training, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, Mike Long, Bruce Chapman, Philip McKenzie 2009 Australian National University

Investment In Vocational Education And Training, Justin Brown, Peter Noonan, Mike Long, Bruce Chapman, Philip Mckenzie

Justin Brown

No abstract provided.


Integration And Innovation In Early Childhood Education In Nigeria, Onu C, Obiozor al 2009 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

Integration And Innovation In Early Childhood Education In Nigeria, Onu C, Obiozor Al

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

This survey research studied integration and innovation in early childhood education and implications for quality teacher preparation. The study was a descriptive survey research, with one hundred and twelve (112) sampled preschool teacher. Eight research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Early Childhood Programme Instrument on Integration and Innovation (ECPAI) was constructed, validated and used in eliciting responses from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using percentage, mean, and Paired Sample tests. The study revealed a significant difference in the opinions of public and private preschool teachers toward integration and innovative practices in early childhood education in Nigeria ...


Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King 2009 University of South Florida

Teachers Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

This site and its companion site provide over 200 hrs of on-demand digital audio faculty development (k-12 teachers as primary focus). Dr. Kathy King and Mark Gura have been producing and hosting The teachers Podcast (Fka as podcast for teachers) since 2005. Check out this informative and fun series which has garnered over 5 million downloads thus far.


Implications Of The Economic Interactions Between Northern And Southern Tribes Of Sudan, Professor Issam Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Implications Of The Economic Interactions Between Northern And Southern Tribes Of Sudan, Professor Issam Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The present paper discusses issues of the tribal interactions living on the borders between North and South Sudan. Fore-sights are looked for, especially after secession. There are multiple ethnic relations and mutual resources collectively utilized. Different tribes live on those resources, in specifics those who depend on a livelihood of herding cattle, camels, sheep and goats. The conceptions of no-borders, free water resources and open range were entrenched for hundreds of years. The sudden realization of necessities of new borders generates revulsion, sense of deprivation and end of traditional life practice. Additionally, development issues are weak with lack of infrastructure ...


Mentoring And Social Networking To Improve Experiences Of First-Year Apprentices, Justin Brown, Philip McKenzie, Adrian Beavis 2009 ACER

Mentoring And Social Networking To Improve Experiences Of First-Year Apprentices, Justin Brown, Philip Mckenzie, Adrian Beavis

Justin Brown

No abstract provided.


Supporting Disadvantaged Learners In The Australian Vet Sector, Justin Brown, Sue North 2009 ACER

Supporting Disadvantaged Learners In The Australian Vet Sector, Justin Brown, Sue North

Justin Brown

This paper investigates support models for supporting disadvantaged learners and job seekers in the education, training and employment sectors. This research was commissioned by NVEAC to assist with its identification of preferred models of support for disadvantaged learners in the VET sector.


E#11;Ffects Of Investment On Macroeconomic Variables In The Sudanese Economy, Professor Issam Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

E#11;Ffects Of Investment On Macroeconomic Variables In The Sudanese Economy, Professor Issam Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Most developing and underdeveloped countries beside Sudan suffer from the low levels of income in addition to the low savings that are result from the lack of sophisticated savings channels. Hence, the investment depends on the individual's abilities on self savings, where the investment is considered as major motivating vehicle for economic activity due to its direct correlation with the capital accumulation process that increases the productivity capacity for the national economy and creating job opportunities and achieving economic development. Subsequently, the importance of the investment comes from effective role that can be practiced on the national product. The ...


Diagnosing The Potential Of Learning Disabilities: Understanding And Expectations Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Stuart Woodcock 2009 University of Wollongong

Diagnosing The Potential Of Learning Disabilities: Understanding And Expectations Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Stuart Woodcock

Stuart Woodcock

This manuscript discusses the latest research that investigated the understandings and expectations of students with learning disabilities. It discusses the issues around attitudes and expectations of students who have a learning disability. Attributional responses that educators construct result in differing teacher effect, evaluative feedback and expectation of future performance. Once these understandings and expectations are embedded they are less likely to change over the span of a teaching career. This manuscript presents the findings from an examination of the attributional responses to students with a learning disability. Attitudes towards students with learning disabilities, and teacher efficacy were also explored in ...


The Use Of Music To Teach Life Skills To Students With Emotional Disabilities In The Classroom, Dr Williams Obiozor 2009 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria

The Use Of Music To Teach Life Skills To Students With Emotional Disabilities In The Classroom, Dr Williams Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

This paper discusses the teaching of life skills to urban American youths who are highly fascinated with the hip-hop culture—songs, raps, miming, lyrics, dressing and musical rhythms, especially individuals with emotional disabilities in the public schools. This is an instructional curriculum strategy to encourage positive and active participation of these students, promote perfect school attendance, encourage good behaviors, deal with anger management and motivate committed learning in the classroom. The instructors’ understanding of students’ culture, learning needs and styles, and using such background knowledge to educate them become imperative in this setting. These urge for innovative and leadership projects ...


Empirical Analysis Of Field Data On Hiv/Aids Epidemic In Khartoum State, Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Empirical Analysis Of Field Data On Hiv/Aids Epidemic In Khartoum State, Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The study focuses on the HIV/AIDS in Khartoum state during the period (2003-2007). The main objectives are to study the situation of HIV/AIDS in Khartoum state through a sample of 1439 of volunteers for the three selected blood testing and counseling centers in Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North teaching hospitals. The data of the study were collected from secondary source namely the registered information about volunteers after testing blood for HIV. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, chi-square test for dependency between demographic variables and HIV/AIDS incidence, and logistic regression model to discover the effect ...


International Human Rights Law And Co-Parent Adoption, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson 2009 Selected Works

International Human Rights Law And Co-Parent Adoption, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Children would benefit substantially if governments legally recognized same sex marriages and parenting. This article analyzes international human rights law, co-parent adoption, and the recognition of gay and lesbian families. It addresses civil marriage and adoption challenges for same sex families and assesses European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence relating to same-sex adoption. This article considers the international community's efforts to implement the best interest of the child standard concluding that recognition of same sex families is in the best interest of the child and should be facilitated in a timely manner by jurisdictions at all levels.


An Analysis Of Evidence-Based Practices In The Education Of Learners With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Michael R. Mayton, John J. Wheeler, Anthony L. Menendez, Jie Zhang 2009 West Virginia University

An Analysis Of Evidence-Based Practices In The Education Of Learners With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Michael R. Mayton, John J. Wheeler, Anthony L. Menendez, Jie Zhang

John J. Wheeler

Horner et al. (2005) present a review substantiating how single-subject research methodology can be utilized to determine whether interventions are evidence-based practices (EBPs). The current study utilized the Horner et al. research piece to: (a) systematically identify a set of quality standards for the evaluation of single-case research methodology used with learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), (b) operationalize these standards for evaluators, (c) investigate three additional quality indicators related to external validity (multiple studies, locations, and researchers), (d) create a protocol for evaluators, and (e) gather and analyze data from studies that meet a set of predefined criteria. Published ...


Measuring Poverty And Human Capital Development In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2009 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Measuring Poverty And Human Capital Development In Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Catastrophes in Sudan are of many dimensions. Food security is a chronic and intrinsic problem in Sub Saharan Africa which is a fact recognized by the international society. Political instability, civil wars and finally recent secession of its Southern part is another fact which may be taken as a vivid example for other regions of that previously largest African country to be followed. The present paper introduces an analysis and assessment of measurements for human development indices in Sudan. It is empirically concluded that human welfare is invisible. The parameters are very low. Strategies are needed to provide for basic ...


Equitable And Adequate Funding For Special Needs Children In Louisiana, Robert A. Garda Jr. 2009 Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Equitable And Adequate Funding For Special Needs Children In Louisiana, Robert A. Garda Jr.

Robert A. Garda

Comprehensive and coordinated special education remains a major problem across public schools in Louisiana. One issue arises due to the fact that special education money in some districts is allotted at the district level instead of following students to the schools they attend, resulting in inconsistent support for schools serving students with multiple types of disabilities. Money is not allocated based on student needs and the neediest students do not receive the services the funding is intended to provide.

Louisiana Appleseed and the Louisiana Bar Foundation have recruited volunteer attorneys to: (1) research Louisiana Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formulas and ...


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