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Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso 2015 Kennesaw State University

Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso

Symposium of Student Scholars

No abstract provided.


Why Maasai Parents Enroll Their Children In Primary School: The Case Of Makuyuni In Northern Tanzania, Robinah Gimbo, Nadine Mujawamariya, Sara Saunders 2015 Southern Adventist University

Why Maasai Parents Enroll Their Children In Primary School: The Case Of Makuyuni In Northern Tanzania, Robinah Gimbo, Nadine Mujawamariya, Sara Saunders

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This study analyzes the reasons why the Makuyuni parents of Northern Tanzania do or do not enroll their children in school. Ten Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and several key informant (KI) interviews were conducted in the Mswakini Juu and Makuyuni villages. The parents who participated in the FGDs all had children in primary school at the time of interview. The findings revealed that reasons for enrolling these children in school included future economic stability for the family, government policies enforcing parents to enroll their children in primary school, partnership with World Vision, increased physical accessibility to education, and the World ...


"Black Lives Matter" To Whom?, Edward Earl Bell 2015 SelectedWorks

"Black Lives Matter" To Whom?, Edward Earl Bell

Edward Earl Bell

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” continues to resonate across the globe. The wording gives pause to the untimely and unarmed deaths of black males at the hands of police officers. “Black Lives Matter” connotes flagrant disregard for killing black males— and the absence of holding anyone criminally responsible.


Undergraduate Chinese Student College Choice: Chinese Student Growth At The University Of Nebraska–Lincoln, Jacob Hoy-Elswick 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Undergraduate Chinese Student College Choice: Chinese Student Growth At The University Of Nebraska–Lincoln, Jacob Hoy-Elswick

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

In this mixed methods study, the researcher explored the importance of institutional characteristics and people who were influential in the college choice of first-year undergraduate Chinese students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). The purpose of the research was to understand the impact and interplay of variables that previous research has shown to be significant in Chinese student decision making and how those variables applied to first-year students at UNL. A quantitative survey was administered to and completed by 25 students (n = 25) and analyzed through multivariate correlations. Qualitative surveys were then conducted with three students to gain depth ...


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 ...


Understanding Why International Student Applicants Choose A Public Four-Year Institution, Mark Gene Darby 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

Understanding Why International Student Applicants Choose A Public Four-Year Institution, Mark Gene Darby

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of Understanding Why International Student Applicants Choose a Public Four-Year Institution was to apply a mixed-methods research approach to California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) international student population to better understand the factors associated with an international student’s decision-making processing to study abroad.

Internationalization by institutions reflects the current two million international students studying around the world. In recent years internationalization has become more of an economic driving force, whereas in the past it was an opportunity for diversifying knowledge and research. Studies on push and pull factors reflect reasons why international students have decided to ...


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.


Integrating Cultures Within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities For Cultural Relevancy In Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Integrating Cultures Within Formal Schooling: Exploring Opportunities For Cultural Relevancy In Peri-Urban Senegal, Karla A. Sarr

Doctoral Dissertations 2014-current

Within the context of Education for All's (EFA) mandate for universal primary school attendance, the cultural relevancy of education is particularly salient to issues of educational quality. Drawing from the literatures on Indigenous knowledges and education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and mother-tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE), the lens of analysis for this study acknowledged that incorporating students' cultures and Indigenous knowledges within formal schooling may contribute to increased learning opportunities and thereby improve student outcomes. The purpose of the dissertation was to focus on the experiences of one Senegalese peri-urban primary school in incorporating students' cultures and realities. Research participants ...


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 ...


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