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Work Values Of Students And Their Success In Studying At The Study Centre For Social Work In Zagreb, Croatia, Mladen Knežiević, Marija Ovsenik 2015 University of Zagreb

Work Values Of Students And Their Success In Studying At The Study Centre For Social Work In Zagreb, Croatia, Mladen Knežiević, Marija Ovsenik

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Work values are relatively common and permanent goals that we want to achieve through our professional roles. According to a number of research studies, work values are acquired relatively early in the process of socialization, and they are relatively strong and unchangeable. In this article we investigate the question, whether among the students of social work there is any relation between such gained work values and success in studying. The results show that the value of altruism, which most characteristically distinguishes social work as a profession, is significantly correlated with success in studying. On the other hand, the correlation between ...


Heritage Learner To Professional Interpreter: Who Are Deaf-Parented Interpreters And How Do They Achieve Professional Status?, Amy Williamson 2015 Western Oregon University

Heritage Learner To Professional Interpreter: Who Are Deaf-Parented Interpreters And How Do They Achieve Professional Status?, Amy Williamson

Master's Theses

Individuals who have one or more deaf parent can be considered heritage learners of a signed language (Compton, 2014; Valdes, 2005). These individuals have had language brokering experiences (Napier, in press) before entering a formal program or attending any training to become an interpreter. Despite the experiences and skills they bring to the classroom and the profession of ASL/ English interpreting, deaf-parented interpreters anecdotally say that educational opportunities do not account for their specific needs and skill-set. The relationship between demographic characteristics of ASL/English interpreters who have one or more deaf parent, including their linguistic environments during formative years ...


Class 6 Girls And Boys In Afghanistan 2013 : Comparing Outcomes Of Girls And Boys From A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Alla Routitsky, Rachel Stanyon, Maurice Walker 2015 ACER

Class 6 Girls And Boys In Afghanistan 2013 : Comparing Outcomes Of Girls And Boys From A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Alla Routitsky, Rachel Stanyon, Maurice Walker

Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG)

This report presents the results of an assessment of reading, writing and mathematical literacy of Class 6 students in 13 provinces in Afghanistan in relation to the gender of students. The data were collected in late 2013. The purpose of Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) is to provide information to education policy makers on the quality of education outcomes in Afghanistan. In addition MTEG will inform educational practitioners by clearly demonstrating what students at Class 6 can and cannot do in an assessment situation. One of the policy areas that MTEG aims to inform is gender equality. It is ...


Day-By-Day: Higher Education In Afghanistan, David J. Roof 2015 Ball State University

Day-By-Day: Higher Education In Afghanistan, David J. Roof

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

This paper examines higher education in Afghanistan. Based on qualitative research, including interviews with key policymakers and stakeholders, the paper examines the primary issues, challenges, progress, and future vision for higher education in the country. The research reveals that one of the most significant issues in the country in the post-Taliban era is female participation in higher education. It also shows the importance of alternative forms of higher education, such as two-year institutions, private education, and technical/vocational education. The paper also discusses the emergence of quality assurance mechanisms and international partnerships with other universities. Regarding the future direction and ...


Effect Of Transnational Standards On U.S. Teacher Education, Kevin G. Murry, Socorro G. Herrera, Stuart S. Miller, Cristina A. Fanning, Shabina K. Kavimandan, Melissa A. Holmes 2015 Kansas State University

Effect Of Transnational Standards On U.S. Teacher Education, Kevin G. Murry, Socorro G. Herrera, Stuart S. Miller, Cristina A. Fanning, Shabina K. Kavimandan, Melissa A. Holmes

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

The Standards for Effective Pedagogy and Learning (CREDE, 2014) specify five transnational universals of teaching that are especially effective for the rapidly growing population of English language learners in North America. CLASSIC is an evidence-based, CREDE-aligned model of teacher education for classroom educators of English language learners. CLASSIC has utilized with more than 10,000 teachers in 100 school districts, located in eight states, in collaboration with eight different universities. This study examined the impact of the transnational standards of CLASSIC curricula on teachers’ observed practices with English language learners as measured by the recently developed Inventory of Situationally and ...


The Role Of Gender And Education In The Perpetration And Prevention Of School-Related Gender-Based Violence, Sabrina James 2015 University of San Francisco

The Role Of Gender And Education In The Perpetration And Prevention Of School-Related Gender-Based Violence, Sabrina James

Master's Theses

This study examines how gender ideologies contribute to violence in and around schools while looking through a peace research framework proposed by peace studies scholar Johan Galtung (1969). The study explores school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in three regions—the United States, India, and Central Africa—and highlights the universal and destructive nature of SRGBV as a serious obstacle to the right to education and achieving education for all.

In addition, the study examines three promising initiatives in the aforementioned regions that combat SRGBV. The aim of the study is to contribute to the dialogue of effective strategies for addressing SRGBV ...


"100 Years Later, It Is Still So Powerful": Navigating The Effects Of The Armenian Genocide And Its Trauma On Armenian American Youth, Lara S. Kleine 2015 University of San Francisco

"100 Years Later, It Is Still So Powerful": Navigating The Effects Of The Armenian Genocide And Its Trauma On Armenian American Youth, Lara S. Kleine

Master's Theses

This thesis examines the effects of the Armenian Genocide on five Armenian American university students ages 18 to 29 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The impact of this event from 100 years ago is passed down generationally and still affects the current descendants of its survivors. Since this genocide is still denied by Turkey, its perpetrators, and by the United States, the impact on Armenians has increased as each generation fights for official recognition.

By conducting semi-structured qualitative interviews, the participants revealed its impact on their identity. This thesis was grounded in intergenerational trauma transmission theory and collective memory ...


Faculty Knowledge Of The Purposes And Processes Of Short-Term Faculty Led Study Abroad, Sandra L. Short 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Faculty Knowledge Of The Purposes And Processes Of Short-Term Faculty Led Study Abroad, Sandra L. Short

Capstone Collection

Are the faculty leaders of short-term international study abroad programs aware of what is necessary to facilitate the best outcomes for their students? Are faculty members aware of established purpose and processes for international education and specifically short-term programs? Open Doors reported in 2014 that the percentage of undergraduate students in the United States participating in an international experience has more than doubled since 2000 but this is still less than 10 percent of the total number of undergraduates in the United States. In 2014, 60.3 percent of students participating in an international experience did so in a short-term ...


Bibliography: A Review Of Theory And Research In Global Citizenship Education, John P. Myers, Marzia Cozzolino DiCicco 2015 Florida State University

Bibliography: A Review Of Theory And Research In Global Citizenship Education, John P. Myers, Marzia Cozzolino Dicicco

School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This bibliography includes scholarship that fall within the area of global citizenship education. Works selected are explicitly situated within this field or use global citizenship education as a conceptual framework or learning goal. The bibliography is organized into five main categories: (1) curricular principles and definitions, (2) theoretical perspectives, (3) empirical research, (4) teaching practices, and (5) policy statements. These categories are not considered to be definitive or exhaustive; rather, they are offered as a reference for other scholars working in this field. It is expected that this document will continue to grow as the field develops.


International Perspective, Terigele, Becky Eilers, Yue Wu 2015 Iowa State University

International Perspective, Terigele, Becky Eilers, Yue Wu

Ethos

Every international student’s life at Iowa State will begin with, ”Wow, it is America! Air of freedom! Hooray!” followed with a slight sound of, “but where the hell is Iowa?” Fresh air, green grass and nice people will fill up the whole picture for a newly arrived student. It will not take long, however, to think that, “It is some kind of boring here.” Then there comes culture shock. If you are a graduate student, unfortunately, just double the pain you have imagined.


Strategic Study Abroad: A Program Proposal For Continued Faith Development Of Chi Alpha Students Studying Abroad, Erin Leonard 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Strategic Study Abroad: A Program Proposal For Continued Faith Development Of Chi Alpha Students Studying Abroad, Erin Leonard

Capstone Collection

With around 28,000 individual participants, Chi Alpha is a diverse network of Christian students on U.S. college campuses. By regularly meeting in groups and collectively reaching out to the community, students develop their faith and build lasting relationships.

Faith development is an integral part of Chi Alpha students’ lives. Yet, because community is an important aspect in faith development, studying abroad can cause challenges. Students expressed missing accessible Christian peer support and mentorship while abroad. They further expressed disconnection from their faith and felt their spirituality had declined while studying abroad.

As study abroad participation has been increasing ...


Assessments To Support Quality Teaching And Learning, Charlotte Waters 2015 ACER

Assessments To Support Quality Teaching And Learning, Charlotte Waters

International Developments

The focus of post-2015 development goals on educational quality for all is directing attention to assessments that support quality teaching and learning, as Charlotte Waters explains.


Measuring Learning Growth In A World Of Universal Education, Ross Turner 2015 Australian Council for Educational Research

Measuring Learning Growth In A World Of Universal Education, Ross Turner

International Developments

ACER is leading the development of new ‘learning metrics’ – tools for measuring learning growth – as Ross Turner explains.


The Cure For Early Grades Assessment Difficulties? Take A Tablet, Maurice Walker 2015 ACER

The Cure For Early Grades Assessment Difficulties? Take A Tablet, Maurice Walker

International Developments

Monitoring educational development in the early years of schooling is vital if practitioners, and policy makers, are to support students’ learning, but the assessment of student achievement in developing countries can be a logistical headache. Maurice Walker reports on an innovative approach to assessment using tablets that is addressing that.


Data To Inform Policy, Ray Adams 2015 ACER

Data To Inform Policy, Ray Adams

International Developments

The ACER Centre for Global Education Monitoring supports the monitoring of educational outcomes worldwide. Ray Adams explains how the Centre’s systematic and strategic collection of data on educational outcomes, and factors related to those outcomes, can be used to inform policy aimed at improving educational progress for all learners.


International Developments (No.5) 2015, 2015 Australian Council for Educational Research

International Developments (No.5) 2015

International Developments

This issue of International Developments focuses on the work of the Centre for Global Education Monitoring (GEM) at ACER. GEM is tracking progress in the provision and quality of schooling through the systematic and strategic collection of data on educational outcomes, and factors that influence these. Table of contents for this issue: (a) Data to inform policy; (b) The cure for early grades assessment difficulties? Take a tablet; (c) Measuring growth in a world of universal education; (d) Assessments to support quality teaching and learning.


Then And Now: An Analysis Of Broad-Based Merit Aid Initial Eligibility Policies After Twenty Years, William K. Ingle, Jason R. Ratliff 2015 University of Louisville

Then And Now: An Analysis Of Broad-Based Merit Aid Initial Eligibility Policies After Twenty Years, William K. Ingle, Jason R. Ratliff

Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice

Using Hall’s framework of policy changes, we sought to document and classify changes in initial eligibility and award provisions of broad-based merit aid scholarship programs at inception and present day. Our analysis revealed five first-order changes, two second-order changes, and only one third order change. Although the policy settings, instruments, and goals remained static in five states, the scholarship dollars in four of them have not kept up with increases in overall cost of attendance.


Everything Changed: Experiences Of International Students Affected By A Home Country Crisis, Caitlin J. McVay 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Everything Changed: Experiences Of International Students Affected By A Home Country Crisis, Caitlin J. Mcvay

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The population of international students studying in the United States continues to break record enrollments each year, growing to 886,052 students in 2014 according to Institute of International Education (IIE) data (IIE, 2014b). As these numbers increase, so too do the numbers of students affected by crises in their home countries. These students face a number of adjustment issues unique to their situations, and may require additional support from administrators and others at their institutions. This qualitative, phenomenological study explores the experiences of five international students who studied at two public universities in the western United States while large-scale ...


Navigating Spaces: Exploring The Impact Of Study Abroad For U.S. Students Of Color, Virginia R. Downing 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Navigating Spaces: Exploring The Impact Of Study Abroad For U.S. Students Of Color, Virginia R. Downing

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Opportunities for international travel are becoming a necessity for undergraduate students in the United States. Students are taking advantage of study abroad experiences that will impact their future and provide benefits that students may not be able to receive in the U.S. The increase in scholarships and variety of cost-effective study abroad programs are allowing students from a variety of different backgrounds the opportunity to travel, which before was only seen as an opportunity for the wealthy. As study abroad continues to grow as a high impact practice, so should the way administrators approach the impact this experience has ...


Examining Cross-Cultural Communication Among First-Year Students At A Large, Four-Year, Research University, Haley French-Sloan 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Examining Cross-Cultural Communication Among First-Year Students At A Large, Four-Year, Research University, Haley French-Sloan

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This qualitative case study examines and explores cross-cultural communication among first-year international and domestic students at Great Plains University, a large, four-year, research university located in the Midwestern United States. Specifically, this case study examines the ways in which first-year international and domestic students make decisions about whether and how to interact with one another across culture in the classroom. The literature review discusses both international and domestic students’ experiences and perceptions regarding intercultural communication, and also introduces a variety of barriers and facilitators of cross-cultural communication. Through introducing and relating cross-cultural communication to the goals of international education, the ...


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