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Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson 2018 Fayetteville State University

Resilient Scholar: A High Achieving African American Male With A Learning Disability, Shawn A. Robinson

Journal of Research Initiatives

The existing literature on race/ethnicity overlooks learning disability (LD) and the latter often neglects African American males. Further, when the intersection of race/ethnicity and LD overlap, African American males are rarely discussed or viewed as high achievers within the literature. Therefore, I seek to break through the wall of silence and provide an account that explores the rich lived experiences of a high achieving African American male with LD (i.e., dyslexia) in higher education. The article begins with literature relevant to my lived experiences followed by contextualizing those experiences as a high achiever. Next, I use a ...


Application Of Virtual And Augmented Reality To The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han, Doo Hun Lim, Chang Sung Jang, In Tak Kwon 2018 Texas A & M University - College Station

Application Of Virtual And Augmented Reality To The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han, Doo Hun Lim, Chang Sung Jang, In Tak Kwon

Adult Education Research Conference

This research reviews the extant literature and web resources on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to provide new insights and future direction of adult learning. Based on the review, we discuss implications for research and practice on the use of VR and AR in the field of Adult Education.


Black Exceptionality In Academia: A Cultural-Historical Re-Conceptualization Of Black Male Students Identified With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education, Larry Love, Dosun Ko, AYDIN BAL 2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Black Exceptionality In Academia: A Cultural-Historical Re-Conceptualization Of Black Male Students Identified With Learning Disabilities In Higher Education, Larry Love, Dosun Ko, Aydin Bal

Journal of Research Initiatives

The under-representation of Black male students identified with learning disabilities (LD) in higher education is a symptom of a larger social injustice, the racialization of educational opportunities and outcomes in the United States. We provided a critical review of literature to examine the structural and social barriers facing Black college students identified with LD in terms of access to adequate support services, refusal of funds of knowledge that Black students bring to higher education, and hegemonic organization of higher education. Following themes are explored: a) historical legacy of racial inequity in academia; b) systemic contradictions in institutional practices; c) absence ...


College Didn’T Prepare Me For This: The Realities Of The Student Debt Crisis And The Effect It Is Having On College Graduates, April Perry, Cassandra Spencer 2018 Western Carolina University

College Didn’T Prepare Me For This: The Realities Of The Student Debt Crisis And The Effect It Is Having On College Graduates, April Perry, Cassandra Spencer

The William & Mary Educational Review

Student loans are like a dark cloud looming above 41 million Americans (Perna, Kvall, & Ruiz, 2017). Through young adults’ personal accounts and relevant literature, we aimed to explore how student debt has altered the lives of college graduates and what can be done to educate students before they graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. To provide context, we first discuss a brief history of student loans and address what we know from the literature about the burden of student debt. Next, we address the factors that contribute to the student debt crisis and the effects of student ...


Optimizing Student Retention: Measurement And Analysis Of Strategies Implemented Within Traditional Bachelor’S In Nursing Programs, Bethanie K. Gamble Dr. 2018 University of Texas at Tyler

Optimizing Student Retention: Measurement And Analysis Of Strategies Implemented Within Traditional Bachelor’S In Nursing Programs, Bethanie K. Gamble Dr.

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is an exploration of strategies that optimize nursing student retention. While college students experience a degree of personal and social challenges toward degree completion, nursing students experience higher incidences of attrition due to the academic rigors, clinical scheduling, and high stresses of nursing programs. While few institutional contributions can address personal and social issues impacting retention, nursing programs have a unique opportunity to develop interventions to strengthen social connections to the academic institution and facilitate early connections to the profession. These professional integration factors are central domains of the Jeffreys’ Nursing Universal Retention and Success (NURS) model and ...


Chicago Public Schools (Cps) Systems To Support Administrators Plan, Jeffrey Alstadt 2018 National Louis University

Chicago Public Schools (Cps) Systems To Support Administrators Plan, Jeffrey Alstadt

Dissertations

Wagner et al.’s (2010) change leadership model was used to assess culture, context, conditions, and competencies of a large, diverse urban school district to create a systemic plan for supporting building level administrators. Interviews were conducted with former building level administrators, teachers, and staff who worked with building level administrators within the district. Results indicated overwhelming support for the building level administrators in the district. Strategies for implementation included: creating professional learning communities, leading adult learning, and developing leadership capacity. To achieve the much-needed changes, CPS personnel must be ready for a complete change in thinking, and it will ...


Critical Thinking And Clinical Judgment In Novice Registered Nurses, Sheila Tyne 2018 Walden University

Critical Thinking And Clinical Judgment In Novice Registered Nurses, Sheila Tyne

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The health care field has become increasingly more complex, requiring new nurses to be prepared upon graduation to respond to a variety of complex situations. Unfortunately, many graduates from associate degree nursing (ADN) programs are not able to think critically upon entering the work force. This presents a major problem for the nurse and for the employer. The purpose of the study, therefore, was to gain a deeper understanding of the graduates' perceptions of their ability to critically think during their first year of clinical practice, and if they believed their program prepared them to be critical thinkers. The key ...


Teaching The Teachers: Summer School At The University Of Wyoming 1905-1950, Christi L. Thompson 2018 University of Wyoming

Teaching The Teachers: Summer School At The University Of Wyoming 1905-1950, Christi L. Thompson

College of Education EdD Project Papers

This paper is a historical case study that examines the teacher education opportunities presented via the University of Wyoming Summer School from 1905 to 1950 and how the state’s teacher population was affected by these opportunities. It contextualizes UW Summer School in the broader movements of teacher education at the time, from teacher institutes to normal schools. UW Summer School is remarkable considering that when it started, the University had only been in existence for 17 years. The UW Summer School was a successful model, bringing in students for 110 years. This case study fills in gaps in the ...


Perceptions Of Employees And Supervisors Of A Skills Training Program, Lincoln Calcavecchi 2018 Walden University

Perceptions Of Employees And Supervisors Of A Skills Training Program, Lincoln Calcavecchi

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Organizational leaders know that training improves worker performance, but training is often initiated without considering employees' work task requirements. This instrumental case study was conducted to understand the perceptions of employees who completed a skills training program and those of supervisors. The conceptual framework was andragogy, emphasizing self-efficacy and self-direction, motivation, and goal setting for adult learners. The guiding questions addressed the perceptions of employees about their self-directed participation in the skills training program and its relationship to work tasks and supervisors' perceptions of employees' participation in that program. Semi-structured interviews with 8 individual employees and a focus group with ...


Understanding E-Learning As Professional Development For Rural Child Welfare Professionals, Linda S. Kingery 2018 Walden University

Understanding E-Learning As Professional Development For Rural Child Welfare Professionals, Linda S. Kingery

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Ongoing professional development is an integral part of a child welfare agency's strategy toward the provision of services to children and families involved with a child welfare intervention. Electronic learning (E-Learning) is popular as a fiscally responsible and flexible way to deliver such trainings. There is a gap in the research addressing the problem of how child welfare professionals are motivated to engage in the E-learning process. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions of child welfare professionals regarding their motivation to use an agency provided E-learning program. Eight child welfare professionals employed by ...


The Times They Are A Changing (Or Are They?): Exploring The Impact Of The Tenure Process On Racialized Faculty At A Us And An Anglophone Caribbean Institution, Dianne Ramdeholl, Mervin Chisholm 2018 Empire State College

The Times They Are A Changing (Or Are They?): Exploring The Impact Of The Tenure Process On Racialized Faculty At A Us And An Anglophone Caribbean Institution, Dianne Ramdeholl, Mervin Chisholm

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper builds on two completed studies charting faculty perceptions of student evaluations in the tenure process in a US and Caribbean context offering recommendations for new faculty of color.


Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper analyzes the literature regarding universities’ sexual assault prevention programs in an effort to identify best practices for reducing the number of sexual assaults on university campuses.


Gender Bias At The Intersection Of Engineering And Business: Implications For Workplace Education, Lisa Baumgartner, Jill Zarestky, Michelle Bigler, Malini Natarajarathinam 2018 Texas A&M University

Gender Bias At The Intersection Of Engineering And Business: Implications For Workplace Education, Lisa Baumgartner, Jill Zarestky, Michelle Bigler, Malini Natarajarathinam

Adult Education Research Conference

Abstract: STEM and business fields historically include pervasive gender biases. To better integrate women, and based on results of an industry survey, we propose ways adult education may address such biases.


Narrowing Interests: North American Adult Educators’ Discussions On Internationalization In The 1960’S, Catherine A. Hansman, Amy D. Rose 2018 Cleveland State University

Narrowing Interests: North American Adult Educators’ Discussions On Internationalization In The 1960’S, Catherine A. Hansman, Amy D. Rose

Adult Education Research Conference

In examining the history of the field of Adult Education, interesting questions about the development of the knowledge base emerges. This research examines the countervailing strands and how the resulting focus narrowed the field to North America interests in the 1960’s.


Online Instructional Design In The New World: Beyond Gagné, Briggs And Wager, Mary Wilson 2018 Independent Researcher

Online Instructional Design In The New World: Beyond Gagné, Briggs And Wager, Mary Wilson

Adult Education Research Conference

MOOCs, Open Access, Badges... all these new technologies should provide a golden age for adult education online. Instead, profoundly traditional models of instructional design impose restrictions.


Faculty Teaching Improvement: Opportunities Within A Graduate Student & Faculty Community Of Practice, Jeremy Elliott-Engel, Donna Westfall-Rudd 2018 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Faculty Teaching Improvement: Opportunities Within A Graduate Student & Faculty Community Of Practice, Jeremy Elliott-Engel, Donna Westfall-Rudd

Adult Education Research Conference

Improving higher-education teaching is a growing focus on American colleges. A program was developed to train current PhD students in effective pedagogy practices. The Community of Practice resulted in current teaching faculty pedagogical improvement.


Growth Mindset In Adult Learning: Systematic Literature Review, Soo Jeoung Han, Vicki Stieha, Emily Poitevin, Tina L. Starnes 2018 Boise State University

Growth Mindset In Adult Learning: Systematic Literature Review, Soo Jeoung Han, Vicki Stieha, Emily Poitevin, Tina L. Starnes

Adult Education Research Conference

We conducted a systematic literature review on mindsets to understand how a growth mindset is conceptualized and investigated in adult learning scholarly work.


Critical Reflection And Imaginative Engagement: Towards An Integrated Theory Of Transformative Learning, John M. Dirkx, Benjamin D. Espinoza, Steven Schlegel 2018 Michigan State University

Critical Reflection And Imaginative Engagement: Towards An Integrated Theory Of Transformative Learning, John M. Dirkx, Benjamin D. Espinoza, Steven Schlegel

Adult Education Research Conference

Based on a review of the literature, we propose an integrated approach to transformative learning that recognizes the importance of both the rational and affective, as well as the personal and the social dimensions in fostering self-understanding.


Mandatory Continuing Education: Considerations Of Dewey And Ohliger’S Work, Craig M. McGill, Tonette S. Rocco 2018 Florida International University

Mandatory Continuing Education: Considerations Of Dewey And Ohliger’S Work, Craig M. Mcgill, Tonette S. Rocco

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explores discrepancies between Mandatory Continuing Education and Dewey’s ideas on authentic learning. Dewey believed education must serve the goals of the person and the society in which s/he lives.


Leveraging The Critical Incident Technique (Cit) In Identifying Effective Team Learning Thematic Variables, Constance Carpenter 2018 Kansas State University

Leveraging The Critical Incident Technique (Cit) In Identifying Effective Team Learning Thematic Variables, Constance Carpenter

Adult Education Research Conference

The research explores the reconceptualization of the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) as a systematic method to identify and to deconstruct team learning thematic variables associated with effective performance.


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