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Nontraditional Students Success In Compressed Courses Within A Community College Cohort, Elizabeth Kinter Tanner 2018 Western Kentucky University

Nontraditional Students Success In Compressed Courses Within A Community College Cohort, Elizabeth Kinter Tanner

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Nontraditional students are an untapped population for American higher education institutions. Private baccalaureate-granting universities have taken the lead on creating programs for this population’s needs. These programs typically include combinations of online instruction, cohorts, compressed or accelerated courses, and prior learning assessment. Similarly constructed programs for nontraditional students at public community colleges are less common. A review of the Council for Accelerated Programs’ website reveals only twelve of the 98-member institutions are community or technical colleges, and only one is in California (Council for Accelerated Programs, n.d.). In 2016, Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District in California created the ...


Praxis Core: A Systemic Approach To Helping Minority Students, Terrance M. McAdoo, Danielle A. Harrison 2018 Guilford Technical Community College

Praxis Core: A Systemic Approach To Helping Minority Students, Terrance M. Mcadoo, Danielle A. Harrison

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this article was to provide potential solutions for teacher education programs with regard to assisting minority students with Praxis Core, a standardized test that’s mandatory for many teacher preparation students throughout the United States. The article not only examined solutions for minority students, especially African American students, but also it highlights the disparities between Caucasian and African American test takers in regard to Praxis Core. A major portion of the article discussed a three point systems that has proven to be effective in helping minority students to successfully pass Praxis Core, and the article explains the ...


Exploring The Opportunities Of Minority Senior Executive U.S. Federal Government Agency Leaders: A Qualitative Analysis, Crystal Gathers-Whatley, Tyrone Chase 2018 North Carolina A & T State University

Exploring The Opportunities Of Minority Senior Executive U.S. Federal Government Agency Leaders: A Qualitative Analysis, Crystal Gathers-Whatley, Tyrone Chase

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the opportunities and challenges minority senior executive U.S. federal government agency leaders (MSELs) faced on their path to leadership, and their strategies to manage and overcome these challenges. The phrase minority senior executive leaders refer to individuals who lead U.S. executive departments; individual federal agencies, departments, or commissions; and those that report under the direct leadership of majority or minority leaders. This study explored how MSELs gained entry into leadership positions typically held by majority leaders; how MSELs take advantage of the opportunities presented to them; and what had ...


Self-Regulation, Co-Regulation, And Feedback In The Context Of Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition In Higher Education: A Conceptual Approach, Papia Bawa 2018 Purdue University

Self-Regulation, Co-Regulation, And Feedback In The Context Of Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition In Higher Education: A Conceptual Approach, Papia Bawa

Journal of Research Initiatives

Given the exponential growth in international student populations in the United States, supporting cross cultural language learners (CCLL) in developing their self and co-regulated learning is highly important. This paper presents a conceptual framework on the value of feedback within self-regulated versus co-regulated environments, in the context of cross- cultural language learning. We use the term cross cultural language learners (CCLL) to refer to international learners, in particular from Asia. When exploring the issues of cross cultural language acquisition relating to logographic (Chinese) and alphabetic (English) languages, we examine the literature that support self and co-regulated learning within the frame ...


Technology Competency Within The Non-Traditional Preservice Teacher Candidate Population: Survey Results, Marilyn Lanier, Cynthia B. Wooten, Noran L. Moffett, Tanya M. Hudson 2018 Fayetteville State University

Technology Competency Within The Non-Traditional Preservice Teacher Candidate Population: Survey Results, Marilyn Lanier, Cynthia B. Wooten, Noran L. Moffett, Tanya M. Hudson

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study utilized action research with quantitative data analysis to investigate the personal technological skills and use of web-based applications of nontraditional teacher candidates enrolled in elementary education courses at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in the southeastern section of the USA. The goal was to gain a better understanding of the technological challenges encountered by non-traditional candidates and to determine how technology can inform instructional delivery of curriculum to improve this population’s representation, expression, and engagement of learning outcomes. Data were collected through an anonymous electronic survey distributed to each student enrolled in the elementary education courses ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Nursing Faculty's Integration Of Quality And Safety Competencies As A Curricular Framework, Florianne Mereigh-Frederick 2018 Walden University

Nursing Faculty's Integration Of Quality And Safety Competencies As A Curricular Framework, Florianne Mereigh-Frederick

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The call to better prepare nurses in safety and quality performance resulted from the concern of the Institute of Medicine regarding egregious gaps and errors in U.S. hospitals that resulted in serious injuries and patient deaths. Quality and safety education for nursing (QSEN) competencies were set forth in 2005 to enhance nursing curricula and nursing students' preparation for practice; however, QSEN's integration and implementation have been gradual and inconsistent. This qualitative interpretive study was guided by Senge's principles of the learning organization and Benner's professional development model. Using face-to-face interviews, the perspectives of 9 full-time nursing ...


The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish 2018 Iowa State University

The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Citizen science has been shown to be an effective tool for increasing data collection, as well as a great benefit to those who participate in the research project. The rising costs and limited funding for conducting large-scale research projects make citizen science projects valuable assets for researchers. Understanding the impact of citizen science projects on the volunteers must be done to better engage with and retain the volunteers. The Growing Together project, a partnership between the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and the Human Sciences Extension, was created to increase food security in Iowa. The two major components ...


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 ...


Using Critical Reflection To Effect Dispositional Change Toward Critical Thinking And Gain Insight Into Student Learning, Steven D. Koether 2018 Texas A&M University / Sam Houston State University

Using Critical Reflection To Effect Dispositional Change Toward Critical Thinking And Gain Insight Into Student Learning, Steven D. Koether

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this research roundtable is to discuss the use of Brookfield’s Critical Incident Questionnaire to effect dispositional change in students toward critical thinking, gain greater instructor insight, and improve instruction. My preliminary, and future, work in this area derives from experience with undergraduate students taking a general education science course.


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.


Making The Case For Doctoral Student Success Through Group Advising And Dissertations, Diane D. Chapman, Michelle Bartlett 2018 NC State University

Making The Case For Doctoral Student Success Through Group Advising And Dissertations, Diane D. Chapman, Michelle Bartlett

Adult Education Research Conference

Many adult doctoral students at dissertation stage are isolated and unable to focus. Group advising and group dissertation work may combat barriers to completion and lead to greater student success.


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.


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