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Gender And Antiretroviral Drug Effects On The Hive-Self Efficacy And Health Locus Of Control Of Patients Living With Hive/Aids, Bola Ogunyemi, Okwuazu Udonadi 2010 Fort Hays State University

Gender And Antiretroviral Drug Effects On The Hive-Self Efficacy And Health Locus Of Control Of Patients Living With Hive/Aids, Bola Ogunyemi, Okwuazu Udonadi

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The HIV-AIDS epidemic is perhaps one of the greatest challenges to countries of the world today. Since it was first diagnosed in 1981, it has become a significant threat to everybody throughout the world irrespective of gender and sexual orientation. The widespread of the disease especially in the African continent has become a major source of concern to government and non-governmental agencies and others concerned with curtailing the pandemic disease. In fact in hard hit areas of Africa, infection rate has been higher in teenage groups than that of adult (Hopkins, 2000). In 2008 alone, an estimated 3 million people ...


Globalisation, Good Governance And Democracy: The Interface, Dare Arowolo, Folorunso Aluko 2010 Fort Hays State University

Globalisation, Good Governance And Democracy: The Interface, Dare Arowolo, Folorunso Aluko

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Globalisation has been an important factor in accelerating democracy’s growth in recent decades. In this globalised world, rapid development and global proliferation of new technologies and telecommunications, and integration of the world economy through trade and investment, have increased the role and power of regional and global institutions (Cheema and Maguire, 2004). This promoted and strengthened the spread of democracy while also providing the leverage for good governance. Globalisation impacts on the mode of governance that a country operates either as a symbol of universality or for uniformity. This unstoppable trend has homogenised governance on a global scale while ...


Going Beyond Contemporary Leader Development Practices: Assessing Leader Readiness Using Cognitive Stage Development And Experiential Learning Theories, Elizabeth Turesky, Leigh Mundhenk 2010 Fort Hays State University

Going Beyond Contemporary Leader Development Practices: Assessing Leader Readiness Using Cognitive Stage Development And Experiential Learning Theories, Elizabeth Turesky, Leigh Mundhenk

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Consider the employee who is highly engaged and self-directed in her work, manages ambiguity well, genuinely engages in the journey of becoming an agent of change, seeks ways to understand herself as a leader, and relishes the possibilities of ideas. On the other hand, there is the employee who looks to others for direction and answers, finds the lack of clarity and ambiguity unbearable, resists new ideas, has difficulty making decisions, or jumps right into the decision-making process without careful reflection. These disparate behaviors in employees seem to occur unrelated to age, gender, and socioeconomic level. As teachers, managers, and ...


Influence Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Facilities On Classroom Control And Discipline And Teaching-Learning Atmosphere In Ogun State Public Primary School., Lasun Gbadamosi, Muyiwa Adeyemi 2010 Fort Hays State University

Influence Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Facilities On Classroom Control And Discipline And Teaching-Learning Atmosphere In Ogun State Public Primary School., Lasun Gbadamosi, Muyiwa Adeyemi

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Studies over the years have shown that classroom control and discipline and learning atmosphere of schools can be occasioned by the nature and level of facilities provided and that these equally have its influence on academic performance (Ajayi,1998; Adamu, 1998 cited in Dike, 2002; www.nigeriafirst.org, 2004 & Adeyemi, 2007).


Informal Instructional Teacher Leaders: How Principals Can Support Them And Their Effect On Instructional Reform:, Pamela Austen 2010 Fort Hays State University

Informal Instructional Teacher Leaders: How Principals Can Support Them And Their Effect On Instructional Reform:, Pamela Austen

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The single case explanatory study of the three elementary schools of a regional school district examined the relationship between the principal, a designated teacher leader, and a peer teacher in three elementary schools, in attempt to learn more about the relational factors that may work to inhibit or support instructional reform efforts. Qualitative analysis procedures were used to analyze data from the interview transcripts, the observational field notes, and documents related to the implementation of the SRBI reform. Two sets of interview transcripts from the nine participants were used along with two sets of observational field notes of the school ...


Innovations In Management Training: Training Business Personnel Along The Structural Method, Papiya Deb, Madhav. Welling 2010 Fort Hays State University

Innovations In Management Training: Training Business Personnel Along The Structural Method, Papiya Deb, Madhav. Welling

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Trained manpower that can infuse order into the system is the need of the hour. This could be the most important contribution of well-managed companies that have developed a sound management cadre. Commercial organizations are best equipped to play a critical missionary role for two reasons- their vast and influential presence as also sound environmental management which is good business. Issues of social perspective now occupy important boardroom space. Corporate houses traditionally employing managerial skills to enhance the bottom line and shareholders value are increasingly reexamining their managerial skill and policy mix. There is yet unrecognized but a significant corporate ...


Leadership To Run The World: A Mandate For Higher Education, Gregory Eastwood 2010 Fort Hays State University

Leadership To Run The World: A Mandate For Higher Education, Gregory Eastwood

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“Leadership is an essentially moral act,” said A. Bartlett Giamatti, former president of Yale University, who later became Commissioner of Baseball. But consider these few news items, selected from a multitude of candidates: Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, resigned after his involvement with a prostitute was made public. Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, was removed from office by unanimous vote of the Illinois State Senate after conviction on federal corruption charges. Bernard Madoff, former Wall Street executive and NASDAQ chair, currently is incarcerated in federal prison after conviction for investment fraud. Rev. Jeffrey Sarkies, a popular pastor ...


Intern And Mentor Perceptions Of The Internship Experience, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons 2010 Fort Hays State University

Intern And Mentor Perceptions Of The Internship Experience, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons

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For more than twenty-five years reform efforts have been pervasively pursued across the nation to improve student achievement at the K-12 level. It is generally agreed that the impetus for these reform efforts was the publication of the report, A Nation at Risk, in 1983(National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983). This report, which concluded that a “rising tide of mediocrity” was sweeping across the educational system served as the clarion call that spurned the national efforts to reform and improve America’s schools. Although these reform efforts have covered nearly every aspect of schooling and taken a variety ...


Outcomes Assessment, Michele Langbein 2010 Fort Hays State University

Outcomes Assessment, Michele Langbein

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Outcomes assessment is an intense topic that has been debated and discussed on university campuses around the world. Educational accountability is a very important topic. There is tremendous pressure from accreditation agencies to comply with outcomes assessment requirements to maintain accreditation. In addition, to be competitive in a market of many choices, students, employers, and legislators are seeking trustworthy programs. This has raised many questions for Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs. What are the purposes of outcomes assessment? What should we assess? What methods should we use? How do we overcome faculty objections? Do we need to hire additional administrators ...


Leadership In Tunisian Higher Education From The Perspective Of The Efqm Excellence Model, Raoudha Kammoun, Omar Ben-Ayed 2010 Fort Hays State University

Leadership In Tunisian Higher Education From The Perspective Of The Efqm Excellence Model, Raoudha Kammoun, Omar Ben-Ayed

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Since the early 1980s, the concept of quality has been a central focus of attention in the debate of higher education (HE). Over time, many developed countries have experienced a growing concern for quality in HE such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, and the United States of America, amongst others (Anyamele 2004, Becket and Brookes 2005). The focus on quality leads many developed countries to acknowledge the benefits of the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) within their institutions (Kanji and Tambi, 1999). However, quality movement is rather slow in the HE of developing countries. Indeed, some HEIs have ...


Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll 2010 Fort Hays State University

Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll

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Current Japanese schools have maintained the homogeneous discourse, based on the majority, ethnic Japanese, embedded in the national curriculum. In addition to the homogeneous discourse, Tsuneyoshi (2003) argues that Japanese schools have an educational philosophy of egalitarianism, asserting that “all children are treated the same.” Egalitarianism in schools refers to working to provide the same materials for all students, teaching all at the same pace, and, frequently not offering additional support for particular students (Gordon, 2006). In other words, students need to share a high level of commonalities, such as a common language, a shared belief system and behavioral norms ...


No Child Left Behind: School Processes Associated With Positive Changes, Collaborative Partnership, And Principal Leadership, Thienhuong Hoang 2010 Fort Hays State University

No Child Left Behind: School Processes Associated With Positive Changes, Collaborative Partnership, And Principal Leadership, Thienhuong Hoang

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Parent involvement is one of the key components of the NCLB Act. Under NCLB, every school district is mandated to develop processes to ensure meaningful ways to engage parents. The requirements for parental involvement rest on the premise that parents acting as informed advocates to hold schools and school district accountable. The value placed on family involvement at the federal, district, and local school levels reflects decades of research showing the connection between family involvement and positive student outcomes. Studies on family involvement have concluded that students’ home environment and family involvement are important predictors of a variety of academic ...


Paying Students For Grades: Is It Sustainable And Should It Be?, Allison Butler, Kristin Kennedy, Michaela Kennedy 2010 Fort Hays State University

Paying Students For Grades: Is It Sustainable And Should It Be?, Allison Butler, Kristin Kennedy, Michaela Kennedy

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This paper highlights some of the most notable cash incentive programs, questions why the flow of money into these programs is not totally transparent and well known to the taxpayers who fund some of them, and reviews literature on the psychological, motivational, and ethical issues surrounding this policy. We would like to question how much public funding is being spent, especially since towns and school systems are struggling in these difficult financial times with miniscule operating budgets.


Perception Of Good Leadership Among The Academics In Nigeria: Case Of Benue State University, Makurdi, Umbur Demekaa 2010 Fort Hays State University

Perception Of Good Leadership Among The Academics In Nigeria: Case Of Benue State University, Makurdi, Umbur Demekaa

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The objectives of the study were: i. To determine the influence of gender on the academics perception of good leadership. ii. To examine the influence of status on the academics perception of good leadership. iii. To determine the influence of religion on the academics perception of good leadership iv. To determine the influence of discipline on the academics perception of good leadership.


Preparing Our Students For The 21st Century, Jeff Livingston 2010 McGraw-Hill Education

Preparing Our Students For The 21st Century, Jeff Livingston

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When America’s first universities were founded in the 1600s, gaining a degree in higher education was an intellectual right of passage saved only for the most wealthy and privileged. Those few who could attend were destined to become the social, political and business leaders of society. A college education was meant to prepare them for that role. In today’s global knowledge economy and hyper-connected world, many can have an impact on society through contributions across a variety of industries – not just a select few. Higher education today is meant to prepare the masses as they consider a much ...


Practicing What They Preach: How Business Schools Approach Strategy, Sergio Matviuk, David Burkus 2010 Fort Hays State University

Practicing What They Preach: How Business Schools Approach Strategy, Sergio Matviuk, David Burkus

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This article seeks to discover if those organizations engaged in teaching strategy are experiencing a similar learning and implementation gap as other organizations. This article reviews the current literature surrounding strategic thinking, strategic planning, and strategy development before interviewing leaders from three separate universities to examine whether or not such a disconnect exists and provide discussion and recommendations for business school leaders.


Principal Interns’ Level Of Involvement And Perceived Knowledge And Skills Developed During The Internship Process, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons 2010 Fort Hays State University

Principal Interns’ Level Of Involvement And Perceived Knowledge And Skills Developed During The Internship Process, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons

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The review of the literature clearly shows that the exploration of a critical question is missing from the analysis of internships: Do interns who experience higher levels of involvement develop higher levels of knowledge and skills? In this study, learning experiences are defined as the type of involvement (i.e., low-involvement or high-involvement). The purpose of this study is to examine if higher levels of intern involvement result in the acquisition of higher levels of perceived knowledge and skills. Survey research method was used to assess the principle interns’ level of involvement in a set of specified activities and to ...


Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood 2010 Fort Hays State University

Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood

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David Kolb’s conception of experiential learning has informed wide-ranging studies and practices in education, business, organizational development, and leadership studies for over two decades now. His work has guided the work of trainers, teachers, and scholars, affording significant insights into both individual and organizational learning. Because deep and sustained change in human settings requires that people learn, Kolb’s penetrating analysis of the complexities involved in human learning has provided clues about the notorious difficulties surrounding change in both individuals and organizations. In an era where the newest ideas tend to have special cache, Kolb’s work has had ...


Resident Block-Rotation In Clinical Teaching Improves Student Learning, Ralitsa Akins, Gilbert Handal 2010 Fort Hays State University

Resident Block-Rotation In Clinical Teaching Improves Student Learning, Ralitsa Akins, Gilbert Handal

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In 2007, a new block-rotation in clinical teaching was implemented for the third-year residents in the pediatric residency program at Texas Tech HSC in El Paso, Texas. We describe the design and implementation of this rotation, as well as its impact on student learning and satisfaction. During 2.5 academic years, the teaching residents supported the experiences in the pediatric clerkship of 129 medical students. Evaluations of teaching residents and clinical teaching rotation, as well as written feedback indicate improved student learning and satisfaction. Our clinical teaching rotation presents a structured approach to “teaching residents to teach” with an ample ...


Some Institutional Factors As Predictors Of Undergraduates’ Attitude To Continuous Assessment: Implications For Policy, Qualitative Education And Counselling, Jimoh Owoyele, A. Ettu, Omar Kareem 2010 Fort Hays State University

Some Institutional Factors As Predictors Of Undergraduates’ Attitude To Continuous Assessment: Implications For Policy, Qualitative Education And Counselling, Jimoh Owoyele, A. Ettu, Omar Kareem

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Periodic assessment is an integral part of education process. It provides opportunity for teachers and learners to assess learning outcomes with a view to adjusting methods and improving academic achievement. It also provides the required basis for admission, placement, promotion, demotion or repetition and at the end certification of learners. If there is no form of assessment in education, the process would be marred by obscurity and it would be very difficult to classify the products of the system (Omoifo, 1998). Periodic assessment makes it possible to know the direction of students’ performance and to determine the direction of change ...


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