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Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor 2019 Saint Mary's College of California

Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor

Kathleen Taylor

Recent discoveries in neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and psychology contradict Descartes’ rejection of the body’s role in thinking. This presentation examines implications for adult learning.


Culturally Relevant Practice Frameworks And Application In Adult Education, Patrice B. French 2019 Texas A&M University

Culturally Relevant Practice Frameworks And Application In Adult Education, Patrice B. French

Adult Education Research Conference

This literature review examines the use of three frameworks on culturally relevant practices influence on adult education, by comparing framework components to andragogical principles and process elements.


How Principals Understanding Of Best Practices In Professional Development Impacts Teacher Pedagogy, Brian Metcalf 2019 National Louis University

How Principals Understanding Of Best Practices In Professional Development Impacts Teacher Pedagogy, Brian Metcalf

Dissertations

The role of the principal has changed drastically from what was once known as a building manager to an instructional leader. Principals are the key lever to creating professional development with teachers in order to improve teaching and learning. The single most important variable to student achievement is the quality of the teacher in the classroom ( Darling-Hammond, 2014). In order to ensure teacher quality, principals need to understand adult learning theory and professional development design. I am examining using Wagner’s 4C’s how principals’ understanding of PD design can impact staff perceptions, beliefs and teacher quality. This study also ...


How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey 2019 University of San Diego

How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey

Dissertations

The Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented in 2009. Since then more than 1,900,000 people have used the benefit and more than $90 billion have been paid to institutions of higher learning and to Post-9/11 GI Bill users. During this period there has been a shift in the types of college and universities veterans attend, as well as the educational models they select. These shifts are different than the general population of students. This period also included a spike in questionable recruiting practices by some colleges. In response to many institutions taking advantage of veterans, the President ...


Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement, Stacy Gosselin 2019 University of Massachusetts Boston

Radiologic Technology Advanced Placement, Stacy Gosselin

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

The radiologic technology field is rapidly changing. Its technologists and students need to be prepared for these alterations. All students and technologists must pass the national board exam administered by the American registry of Radiologic Technologist. This exam assesses the participant in patient care, image acquisition, radiation safety and imaging procedures. The performance problem identified is the increased amount of radiologic technologists and radiologic technology students either failing the registry due to being unprepared, or due to insufficient continuing education credits. Many of these technologists have been out of the classroom for 20 years, seemed adapted to their own imaging ...


Designing An Integrated Education And Training Program For English Language Learners At A Community-Based Literacy Organization, Courtney J. Lord 2019 SIT Graduate Institute

Designing An Integrated Education And Training Program For English Language Learners At A Community-Based Literacy Organization, Courtney J. Lord

MA TESOL Collection

Since the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, adult education programs across the country began to plan and implement integrated education and training (IET) programs. IET programs combine adult basic education or ESL instruction with workforce preparation activities and training to not only help participants improve their basic skills or English language proficiency, but also help them advance in their educational or career paths. This model has been particularly challenging for community-based literacy organizations (CBLOs) to adopt, as IETs require additional funding streams, collaborative partnerships, and significant support services. In addition, literature regarding how to ...


Grice Cooperative Principles In Kabul Times, sayedrahman sial Sr.Sial 2019 Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Grice Cooperative Principles In Kabul Times, Sayedrahman Sial Sr.Sial

Journal of Research Initiatives

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Since in the current day most of the data is transported through written communication and media play an important part in the transportation of hot issues of the day, news language has concerned the courtesy of both media experts and linguists for periods of times. This analytical- descriptive research planned to link the destruction and acceptance of Grice’s (1975) cooperative principles (CPs) in news reports which published in Kabul Times and classify which of these four CPs (quality, quantity, manner and relation) has been desecrated most and which of them has been desecrated less. For this purpose, 100 ...


The Cultural Adaptation Experiences Of Chinese Higher Education Students In The American Deep South: A Comparison Across Disciplines, Xiaonan Song 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

The Cultural Adaptation Experiences Of Chinese Higher Education Students In The American Deep South: A Comparison Across Disciplines, Xiaonan Song

Dissertations

In the past decade, Chinese international students have been found as one of the largest international student groups at American institutions across the country. However, the American Deep South was not less frequently studied in the past. Due to the distinctiveness of the Deep South, the researcher conducted this qualitative research on Chinese international students studying in this historically and culturally distinctive region. Mississippi was chosen as a representative state of the Deep South in the current study. The researcher collected data from in-depth interviews from three publicly funded institutions in Mississippi. Besides reporting many common issues regarding to cultural ...


Improving The Rigor Of Online Education: Exploring Characteristics Of Faculty And Syllabi Within An Online Program Assessment Process, Brad J. Hamel 2019 Northern Michigan University

Improving The Rigor Of Online Education: Exploring Characteristics Of Faculty And Syllabi Within An Online Program Assessment Process, Brad J. Hamel

All NMU Master's Theses

As online course enrollments grow, overall perception of rigor still lags compared to that of traditional face-to-face education. The purpose of this research was to tie faculty and syllabi characteristics to the rigor of online courses. This study explored the relationship between faculty and syllabi characteristics and performance on an online entry-level course design quality assurance assessment (pass, pass with concern, or fail). A decision tree analysis was used to predict the relationship of the independent (faculty and syllabi characteristics) and the dependent (entry-level course design assessment) variables. Findings suggest that faculty rank and writing intensive are key characteristics predictive ...


Expanding The Conversation: The Value Proposition Of For-Profit Institutions For African-American Post-Secondary Students, Thomasina O. Lawson, Mario Jackson 2019 Webster University

Expanding The Conversation: The Value Proposition Of For-Profit Institutions For African-American Post-Secondary Students, Thomasina O. Lawson, Mario Jackson

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article presents a different discourse to promote access to and equity in higher education by re-examining the value of for-profit education and its attractiveness to African-American students underserved by traditional institutions. The authors suggest that for-profit institutions face similar challenges to traditional schools in the matriculation of African-American students but to a larger degree. Guided by the spirit of researchers Asa G. Hilliard and Barbara Sizemore, the article offers a progressive view of improving African-American students’ access to higher education. Additionally, the article suggests ways to engage in meaningful conversations on how to improve higher education by replacing traditional ...


Parenthood And Persistence Of Adult Learners In The Western Region Of The United States, Emetrude Lewis, Alexia Bailey-Webb 2019 North Carolina A and T State University

Parenthood And Persistence Of Adult Learners In The Western Region Of The United States, Emetrude Lewis, Alexia Bailey-Webb

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study explored the role of parenthood on adult learners who were parents of minor children and gaining an understanding of their needs while attending a college or university. A qualitative phenomenological approach and purposive techniques were used to identify and recruit adult learners who were parents of minor children located in the general area in the Western Region of the United States. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and Yüksel and Yıldırım (2015) guide used for phenomenological narrative data analysis. Recorded interviews were transcribed into text and NVIVO software was then used to organize the interview data and uncover ...


Dare To Know By Thyself (Sapere Aude): The Legacy Of The Enlightenment And Post Enlightenment In Working-Class Adult Education, Maria A. Vetter 2019 Independent researcher

Dare To Know By Thyself (Sapere Aude): The Legacy Of The Enlightenment And Post Enlightenment In Working-Class Adult Education, Maria A. Vetter

Adult Education Research Conference

The Enlightenment and Post Enlightenment relationship to working-class adult education is examined in the case of the working class in Chile at the turn of the 20th century.


Entrepreneurs’ Learning Skills And Strategies As Represented In The Piaac Survey Empirical Research, Sarah M. Ray, Tobin Lopes, Jill Zarestky 2019 Texas A & M University - College Station

Entrepreneurs’ Learning Skills And Strategies As Represented In The Piaac Survey Empirical Research, Sarah M. Ray, Tobin Lopes, Jill Zarestky

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined learning-skills and behaviors of self-employed individualsusing thePIAAC survey. Results indicate entrepreneurs use influence, negotiation skills, and apply new ideas to real-life situations more than employees.


Developing An Inclusive Learning Environment For Refugee Students In Higher Education, Patricia J. Higgins, Mitsunori Misawa 2019 Unviersity of Tennessee, Knoxville

Developing An Inclusive Learning Environment For Refugee Students In Higher Education, Patricia J. Higgins, Mitsunori Misawa

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this session is to facilitate a dialogue focused on creating an inclusive learning environment for a marginalized population of adult learners, refugee students in higher education.


Examining Effective Teaching Practices In Higher Education, Toni M. Paoletta MEd 2019 Cleveland State University

Examining Effective Teaching Practices In Higher Education, Toni M. Paoletta Med

Adult Education Research Conference

Contingent faculty represent the largest instructional group in higher education today yet few receive any andragogic training prior to teaching. Does this impact their effectiveness in the classroom?


Peer Mentor Circles To Support International Graduate Students: A Potential Solution, Brittany Marie Davis 9217077 2019 Texas State University - San Marcos

Peer Mentor Circles To Support International Graduate Students: A Potential Solution, Brittany Marie Davis 9217077

Adult Education Research Conference

To address social and academic challenges faced by international graduate students, I explore the possibility of implementing a peer-to-peer group mentor concept commonly used in the workplace called mentoring circles


Global 1968: Implications For Adult Education In Social Movements, Maria A. Vetter 2019 Independent researcher

Global 1968: Implications For Adult Education In Social Movements, Maria A. Vetter

Adult Education Research Conference

May 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most revolutionary moments of the 20th Century. We will address the pedagogical aspects of the movements around the world.


Young Adult, Adult Learner And Faculty Perceptions On The Integration Of Diversity And Social Justice Education In The Classroom, Reba Fuggs, Robert F. Reardon, Amanda R. Young 2019 Texas State University

Young Adult, Adult Learner And Faculty Perceptions On The Integration Of Diversity And Social Justice Education In The Classroom, Reba Fuggs, Robert F. Reardon, Amanda R. Young

Adult Education Research Conference

As diversity within the classroom soars, evaluating the curriculum and assessing perceptions about the integration of diversity and social justice education is integral.


Bridging Transformation In A Pds Preservice Teacher Education Program, Holly Klock 2019 Kansas State University Libraries

Bridging Transformation In A Pds Preservice Teacher Education Program, Holly Klock

Adult Education Research Conference

This empirical work explores Transformational Learning within preservice teacher education. Self-identified disorienting dilemmas are a catalyst for communicative discourse in which preservice teachers approach learning by problematizing biases and assumptions.


Dual Degree Program Guidebook, Enrollment Management Services 2019 Governors State University

Dual Degree Program Guidebook, Enrollment Management Services

Student Affairs Reports

This Guidebook is designed to encourage unprecedented cooperation between four-year institutions and community colleges. The advice goes far beyond articulation to creating a culture of cooperation and inclusion.

From the time of widespread establishment of community colleges until now, clearing a pathway from the two-year college to baccalaureate graduation was assumed to be the sole responsibility of the community college. The university or liberal arts college served more as gatekeeper than facilitator. As a result, community college students, often the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education, were expected to navigate two complex bureaucracies with help only from the ...


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