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Wmu International News Spring 2015, Haenicke Institute 2015 Western Michigan University

Wmu International News Spring 2015, Haenicke Institute

WMU International News

  • New sensor to monitor impacts on the gridiron
  • Dominican Republic Ph.D. candidate a leader in green manufacturing at WMU
  • Delivering fuel efficiency and reduced emissions key for Ford engineer
  • Electrical engineer seeks new semiconductor for optoelectronics
  • Improving communication systems drives computer science researcher
  • CEAS alumnus improves health care commerce
  • Degree research evolves into new company for WMU alumnus
  • Roundabout ways to improve transportation captivate Tanzanian fellow
  • Raspberry Pi focus of undergraduate research project
  • Comparative learning key in WMU’s Engineering in China program
  • ESL courses first step for future Congolese engineer


Integrating Global Collaboration, Zhenlin Gao, Tom Green 2015 Shenzhen Polytechnic

Integrating Global Collaboration, Zhenlin Gao, Tom Green

Internet Learning

Our students will be entering a global collaborative work environment upon graduation. They will be working with people who live across the street, across the country and even across the globe. This project provided our students with that experience in a controlled manner.


Melding Data Collection Methodology With Community Assistance: Benefits To Both Researchers And The Indigenous Groups They Study, Douglas S. London 2015 Adelphi University

Melding Data Collection Methodology With Community Assistance: Benefits To Both Researchers And The Indigenous Groups They Study, Douglas S. London

Journal of Ecological Anthropology

I present a description of a model of melding data collection with community aid in the form of health educator training that emerged in the process of research collaboration during 2009-2011 with the Kawymeno Waorani foragers of Amazonian Ecuador. Some guidelines are suggested as to how benefits to both parties might be achieved when collecting data with indigenous populations. In this article I describe some of the advantages and pitfalls of melding data collection and community aid with research when collaborating with vulnerable indigenous groups.


Moisés Sáenz: Vigencia De Su Legado (English Translation), Edmund T. Hamann 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Moisés Sáenz: Vigencia De Su Legado (English Translation), Edmund T. Hamann

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This book mainly offers the biography of Moisés Sáenz (1888-1941), founding architect of Mexico's system of public schooling and former student of John Dewey, describing in particular his roles in creating rural schools, initiating bilingual education (for Mexico's indigenous populations), and experimenting with linkages between schooling and community development. The volume also includes the author's reflection on the relevance of learning about Profr. Sáenz for his own intellectual trajectory (which includes studying the movement of students between Mexico and the US) and reflections by Mexican educators Humberto Leal Martinez and Juan Sánchez García.


Building A Lattice For School Leadership: Lessons From England, Jonathan A. Supovitz 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Building A Lattice For School Leadership: Lessons From England, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Policy Briefs

This policy brief examines the evolution of the educational leadership development system in England to see what ideas American leaders and policymakers might take from looking transnationally. The brief is based on a more in-depth examination of that leadership development system described in a CPRE research report entitled Building a Lattice for School Leadership: The Top-to-Bottom Rethinking of Leadership Development in England and What It Might Mean for American Education. The research report was based upon a year of research on school leadership in England that included extensive background research, site visits to schools and leadership programs, and over 20 ...


A Note From The Director, Martin Jean 2015 Yale Institute of Sacred Music

A Note From The Director, Martin Jean

Yale Journal of Music & Religion

No abstract provided.


“Warming Up” In The Developmental Sequence? Upward Transfer Conditional On Dependency Status, Cody Davidson, Kristin B. Wilson 2015 Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

“Warming Up” In The Developmental Sequence? Upward Transfer Conditional On Dependency Status, Cody Davidson, Kristin B. Wilson

Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice

The purpose of this study was to determine predictor factors of upward transfer for Kentucky community college students enrolled in a developmental algebra course. For independent students, a mother with a college degree, a declared major, a federal work-study position, greater adjusted gross income, and a higher grade point average was positively correlated with upward transfer. For dependent students, a father with a college degree, a declared major, and a higher grade point average was positively correlated with upward transfer.


On Mathematics And Culture: Insights From An International School, M. Sencer Corlu, Burcu Alapala 2015 Bilkent University

On Mathematics And Culture: Insights From An International School, M. Sencer Corlu, Burcu Alapala

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

We explore the factors that influence the relationship between mathematics and culture in the international school context. First, we share some thoughts about international schools in general and the international mathematics curriculum implemented at the middle grades level at our school in particular. Second, we present some interesting snapshots from our culturally-diverse mathematics classrooms.


Higher Education Regionalization In Asia Pacific: Implications For Governance, Citizenship And University Transformation, Neete Saha 2015 Kent State University

Higher Education Regionalization In Asia Pacific: Implications For Governance, Citizenship And University Transformation, Neete Saha

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Higher education regionalization in Asia Pacific: Implications for governance, citizenship and university transformation edited by J. N. Hawkins, K. H. Mok, and D. E. Neubauer describes and summarizes the conversations happening around regionalization in the Asia-Pacific region, and is a potential resource for the higher education community interested in the Asia-Pacific region.


Curriculum Vitae Of Carol Kasworm, Carol Kasworm 2015 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Curriculum Vitae Of Carol Kasworm, Carol Kasworm

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Exploring Human Resource Development: Adult Learning And Education In The U.S., Andrea N. Smith 2015 University of Georgia

Exploring Human Resource Development: Adult Learning And Education In The U.S., Andrea N. Smith

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

The twentieth century has witnessed an upsurge of Human Resource Development (HRD) activities reflected through globalization and overall economic initiatives to improve the economy. This paper undertakes a critical approach to adult education in the United States and does so through the lens of human resource development issues, trends and policies. Through the use of key reports and other recent literature, adult education is placed in a wider economic development framework. It concludes that there is a future for adult education in the United States with implications for the program to provide a more comprehensive lens for understanding adult education ...


White Paper: Furthering Indonesian Higher Education Through The Liberal Arts, A Chaedar Alwasilah PhD, Judith Puncochar 2015 Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

White Paper: Furthering Indonesian Higher Education Through The Liberal Arts, A Chaedar Alwasilah Phd, Judith Puncochar

Other

Mata Kuliah Dasar Umum (MKDU) is a nationally mandated series of general education courses for first-year undergraduates in Indonesian public and private colleges and universities. This white paper contains information on the general state of the MKDU in Indonesian higher education and offers several recommendations for improvements to the MKDU. Recommendations are theory-based and research-driven from Indonesian faculty focus groups, university student surveys, and educational peer-reviewed research. An urgent need for change in Indonesian higher education exists, particularly for training lecturers to teach with student-centered lessons and higher-level reasoning strategies and for infusing the Liberal Arts and associated learning outcomes ...


Family Involvement In Emirati College Student Education And Linkages To High And Low Achievement In The Context Of The United Arab Emirates, Georgia M. Daleure, Rozz Albon, Khaleel Hinkston, Tarifa Ajaif, John McKeown 2015 Higher Colleges of Technology

Family Involvement In Emirati College Student Education And Linkages To High And Low Achievement In The Context Of The United Arab Emirates, Georgia M. Daleure, Rozz Albon, Khaleel Hinkston, Tarifa Ajaif, John Mckeown

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, tribal familial affiliations form the basis of society with opinions and viewpoints of parents and other family elders heavily influencing the decisions of younger Emiratis. Social transitions caused by rapid and progressive economic development have affected each consecutive generation with a vastly different set of social circumstances than the preceding generation. This paper presents results of a study investigating the types and extent of family involvement in Emirati students’ college education using an online bilingual survey with 1173 participants and telephone interview with 30 randomly selected guardians ...


A Critique Of Knowledge-Based Economies: A Case Study Of Singapore, Vicente C. Reyes Jr, S Gopinathan 2015 University of New England, Australia

A Critique Of Knowledge-Based Economies: A Case Study Of Singapore, Vicente C. Reyes Jr, S Gopinathan

Dr. Vicente C Reyes Jr

This article critically examines the sense-making processes of key stakeholders of Singapore’s education: a historically dominant city-state, highly- qualified teachers, and high-performing students. The article interrogates the Teaching Schools Learning Nation policy initiative deployed toward achieving a knowledge-based economy. The article uses micropolitics in exploring issues that stakeholders face in the midst of globalization. Findings from research at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at the National Institute of Educa- tion support key arguments. In exploring sense-making processes, the article un- covers paradoxical interpretational responses of stakeholders implementing the Teaching Schools Learning Nation policy, providing a critique ...


American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls

MA TESOL Collection

This project demonstrates materials developed over a three-year period in Chinese international schools for the teaching of U.S. history to ESL learners. It includes an outline for a two-year curriculum with a regular weekly cycle, as well as a close look at strategies and tested activities intended to facilitate understanding of this complex topic and to encourage students to participate beyond passive reception. Specific cultural issues of teaching U.S. history in China are discussed, including issues of ideology and censorship.


Experiencing And Responding To Private Competition: The Importance Of Subjectivity And Intermediate Outcomes, Priyadarshani Joshi 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Experiencing And Responding To Private Competition: The Importance Of Subjectivity And Intermediate Outcomes, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

Despite the substantial private schooling growth in developing countries in the past three decades, there has been very little attention to the question on how public schools are experiencing and responding to competition in these contexts. To address this research gap, I conduct a competition-focused analysis using primary survey data collection from two districts with high private market share (Kathmandu and Chitwan) in Nepal. Utilizing descriptive and logistic regression analysis methods I address the following questions in this paper: How do public schools experience private competition, and how do they respond to it? There are two central findings. I find ...


Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

This paper describes how public schools experience competition from private schools in the context of a low-income country: Nepal. I argue that experiencing competitive pressures is a necessary starting point for public schools to feel the need to initiate competitive reforms. I use qualitative analysis to illuminate how the experience of competition is linked to school and community characteristics, and principal perceptions. I find that there are key temporal and demographic dimensions that determine the public school’s experience of competition and their ability to respond with reforms. I find that public schools were shielded from private competition for well ...


Neo-Liberal Education Policy In China: Issues And Challenges In Curriculum Reform, Charlene Tan, Vicente C. Reyes Jr 2014 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Neo-Liberal Education Policy In China: Issues And Challenges In Curriculum Reform, Charlene Tan, Vicente C. Reyes Jr

Dr. Vicente C Reyes Jr

This chapter critically discusses the key characteristics and ideological assumptions of neo-liberal education policy, and its impact on curriculum reform in China. To illustrate the adoption and consequences of neo-liberal education policy in China, this chapter focuses on recent curriculum reform in Shanghai. It is argued that there is a shift, through the implementation of neo-liberal education policy, from a “one-size-fits-all” educational model to one that focuses on individual interests and needs in China. However, the neo-liberal education policy in China faces two main challenges. First, although the educational changes attempt to promote more student- centred curriculum, pedagogy and assessment ...


Collaborative Book Review: Baker, D. P. (2014). The Schooled Society: The Educational Transformation Of Global Culture, Calley Stevens Taylor, Amanda Blain Pritt, Maria Spinosa Ebert, Angel Oi Yee Cheng, Xia Zhao 2014 Cedar Crest College

Collaborative Book Review: Baker, D. P. (2014). The Schooled Society: The Educational Transformation Of Global Culture, Calley Stevens Taylor, Amanda Blain Pritt, Maria Spinosa Ebert, Angel Oi Yee Cheng, Xia Zhao

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

For many years the discussion of education as a global and social institution has been prevalent in Comparative and International Education. In his book, The Schooled Society, David P. Baker offers up a unique perspective on a much-discussed theoretical framework in which to view education as an institution. Through this work, Baker uses a multidisciplinary approach to explain the influence that mass education has on societies and informs the readers of new educational paradoxes that are being discussed in the field. Not only is The Schooled Society an explanation of educational influence on society, but it also provides reason for ...


Promoting Citizenship Education With Structured Controversy In Indonesian Higher Education, Judith Puncochar 2014 Northern Michigan University

Promoting Citizenship Education With Structured Controversy In Indonesian Higher Education, Judith Puncochar

Other Presentations

Indonesian democracy is rich in traditions, religions, cultures, and ethnic languages. To keep the nation unified with diversity, Indonesia must prepare its citizens with skills of perspective taking, constructive debate, and evidence-based reasoning to engage in a robust democracy. Historically, a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts held promise for creating a strong democracy and a well-educated citizenry. Currently, politicization of the term “Liberal Arts” attracts unjustifiable criticism and diverts attention away from a serious comprehensive study of literature, science, the arts, history, and mathematics. Narrowness in education of students toward technical and professional degrees appears not to align with ...


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