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The Dangers Of Mexico´S Student Loan Program, Marion W. Lloyd 2012 National Autonomous University of Mexico

The Dangers Of Mexico´S Student Loan Program, Marion W. Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In unveiling Mexico´s first nationwide, federal student loan program in January 2012, President Felipe Calderón cited the “success” of similar programs in the United States, Chile, Colombia and Great Britain in democratizing access to higher education and boosting enrollment. However, the president did not mention that those programs have led to staggering levels of student debt in all those countries and fueled recent mass protests against the student loan model. Calderón also failed to mention that the terms of the Mexican program are among the most onerous in the world, including 10%-plus interest rates and short-term payment periods.


Motivation: A Teacher’S Territory, Sarah Springsteen 2012 SIT Graduate Institute

Motivation: A Teacher’S Territory, Sarah Springsteen

Sarah Marie Springsteen

An overview of motivational factors in students’ lives, the terrain teachers occupy, and the influence they have.


Creating Imagined And Real Communities Through Classroom Activities, Bruna Tadross Ferrari 2012 SIT Graduate Institute

Creating Imagined And Real Communities Through Classroom Activities, Bruna Tadross Ferrari

Sandanona

Young learners have strong negative associations with formal learning and uninteresting content. Furthermore, it is challenging for students to speak English outside the classroom in a TL removed context. To rectify this situation, the presenter will demonstrate some engaging and interesting activities to encourage student participation and make learning fun!


Collaborative Research: Paradigms In Physics: Creating And Testing Materials To Facilitate Dissemination Of The Energy And Entropy Module, John R. Thompson 2012 Principal Investigator; University of Maine, Orono

Collaborative Research: Paradigms In Physics: Creating And Testing Materials To Facilitate Dissemination Of The Energy And Entropy Module, John R. Thompson

University of Maine Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Grant Reports

Topics in statistical and thermal physics have long been problematic in the undergraduate curriculum. To many students, the subject matter is abstract and theoretical and often requires mathematical tools they lack. This project addresses the challenge of teaching upper-division thermal and statistical mechanics by building on the Energy and Entropy (E&E) paradigm developed through the Paradigms in Physics Project at Oregon State University and a physics education research project at the University of Maine. E&E takes a radically different approach to statistical mechanics, incorporating the issues of quantum mechanics and measurement at its core and focusing on entropy ...


What Are Parents' Opinions Towards Their Children's Transition From School To Adulthood?, Michelle Moore 2012 Rowan University

What Are Parents' Opinions Towards Their Children's Transition From School To Adulthood?, Michelle Moore

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to determine if training affected parent attitudes towards the transition planning process. Twenty-one parent volunteers participated in this study. Parents answered survey questions about their attitudes before attending two training sessions. A second survey was then completed to determine if there was a significant difference in responses after training. A pre-post survey design was used where means were compared using ANOVA. The results showed a statistical significant difference in question 6 "I know that my child has a behavior plan" in favor of the training, and no significances between pre-post responses to other questions.


The Effect Of Study Abroad On The Development Of Intercultural Sensitivity Among Mainland Chinese High School Students, Chenfang Hao 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Effect Of Study Abroad On The Development Of Intercultural Sensitivity Among Mainland Chinese High School Students, Chenfang Hao

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examined the effect of year-long study abroad program on the development of intercultural sensitivity among the Mainland Chinese high school students. The sample consisted of 50 study abroad participants and 50 students on home campus. The instrument Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) was employed to assess the intercultural sensitivity level of Mainland Chinese students before and after study abroad experience. The paired samples t-test results reveal that study abroad students did not make statistically significant gains in the overall intercultural sensitivity through participation in the year-long study abroad program. Although there were statistically significant differences in the posttest ethnorelative ...


2012-08-06 Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2012 Morehead State University

2012-08-06 Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes for August 6, 2012.


Editorial: Social Inclusion – Are We There Yet?, Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James 2012 University of Wollongong

Editorial: Social Inclusion – Are We There Yet?, Kimberley Mcmahon-Coleman, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James

No abstract provided.


Becoming An 'Authorised' Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James 2012 University of Wollongong

Becoming An 'Authorised' Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James

No abstract provided.


Silences, Voices, Negotiations: Becoming A Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James 2012 University of Wollongong

Silences, Voices, Negotiations: Becoming A Postgraduate Research Writer, Bronwyn James

Bronwyn James

Within the context of postgraduate research education and training in the Australian higher education sector, drafting might be understood as ‘not quite the final product’ produced by a student who is ‘not yet the final product’ of the university. At odds with this outcomes focused framing, I suggest that writing and subject formation, in the context of postgraduate research student becoming and pedagogy, are mutually constitutive but not identical. The ‘appearance’ of competent writing is, I argue, an effect of the repeated performance of a particular academic writing subject, instantiated in text, over time.

The concepts of the social subject ...


Australian Higher Education Evaluation Through Assurance Of Learning, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Romy Lawson, James Herbert, Erica French, Tracy Taylor, Cathy Hall, Eveline Fallshaw, Jane Summers 2012 Bond University

Australian Higher Education Evaluation Through Assurance Of Learning, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Romy Lawson, James Herbert, Erica French, Tracy Taylor, Cathy Hall, Eveline Fallshaw, Jane Summers

Professor Shelley Kinash

A collaborative research project conducted by five Australian universities inquired into the philosophy and motivation for Assurance of Learning (AoL) as a process of education evaluation. Associate Deans Teaching and Learning representing Business schools from twenty-five universities across Australia participated in telephone interviews. Data was analysed using NVIVO9. Results indicated that articulated rationale for AoL was both ensuring that students had acquired the attributes and skills the universities claimed they had, and the philosophy of continuous improvement. AoL was motivated both by ritualistic objectives to satisfy accreditation requirements and virtuous agendas for quality improvement. Closing-the-loop was emphasised, but was mostly ...


What Mobile Learning Looks Like, Shelley Kinash, Ron Kordyban, Lauren Hives 2012 Bond University

What Mobile Learning Looks Like, Shelley Kinash, Ron Kordyban, Lauren Hives

Professor Shelley Kinash

Extract:For mobile learning, the future is now. The capacity of mobile devices has unleashed the creativity of educators and untethered learning from the traditional use of lecture theatres and classrooms. Many teachers are excited about the idea of mobile learning, but do not know what it means, or what teachers and students do when they are engaged in mobile learning. This article paints true-life pictures of mobile learning as a muse to further inspiration and aspiration.


Ict Project For Children With Autism In Ghana, Emmanuel Dzadeyson Mr 2012 Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana

Ict Project For Children With Autism In Ghana, Emmanuel Dzadeyson Mr

Emmanuel Dzadeyson

Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Even more troubling: Four out of five people with psychiatric disorders live in developing countries, where they have few opportunities for treatment. That's certainly the case for autism in Africa, though, like in other resource-poor areas of the world, awareness is beginning to improve. In the past few years, a handful of researchers in various African countries have investigated children with autism. . A new review of these reports finds that these children tend to be diagnosed much later than their counterparts in ...


Challenges For Development In 21st Century (B.R. Publications, Delhi, 2011), A Book Authored By Dr. Ruby Ojha & Book Review By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel 2012 Shrimati Nathibai Damodar Thakersey Women's University

Challenges For Development In 21st Century (B.R. Publications, Delhi, 2011), A Book Authored By Dr. Ruby Ojha & Book Review By Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

This book makes a path-breaking contribution to encourage discourse on some of the most neglected areas in the mainstream economics. This scholarly contribution towards understanding of the macro-economic parameters affecting development economics goes beyond economic history and examines wide range of contemporary development problems. The provides up-to-date reference material for development economics, gender economics, International Trade and Economics of infrastructure. The scholar has examined wide range of contemporary concerns in development studies using prism of economics. She has touched specialized areas such as gender economics, environmental economics and inter-disciplinary work on social sector of the economy. International Trade and Economics ...


Mapping The Common Core State Standards: To Advanced Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching, Julianna Connelly Stockton, Nick Wasserman 2012 Sacred Heart University

Mapping The Common Core State Standards: To Advanced Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching, Julianna Connelly Stockton, Nick Wasserman

Julianna Connelly Stockton

No abstract provided.


Integrating Engineering Science And Design: A Definition And Discussion, Benjamin Linder, Woodie Flowers 2012 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Integrating Engineering Science And Design: A Definition And Discussion, Benjamin Linder, Woodie Flowers

Benjamin Linder

An important goal of an undergraduate engineering curriculum is to facilitate students' development of an integrated understanding of engineering. Although attempts have been made to integrate engineering science and design curricula, many students are not developing knowledge and skills that synthesize the subjects covered by these two curricula. A few observations of student performance are provided that suggest this lack of integration. A definition of integration is proposed and used to discuss possible reasons why engineering science and design curricula are not well integrated. The definition is based on the observable outcomes and behavior students produce while engaged in learning ...


Special Session - Incorporating Values: A User-Oriented Approach To Curriculum Design, Mark Somerville, John Geddes, Benjamin Linder, Ozgur Eris, Jonathan Stolk 2012 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Special Session - Incorporating Values: A User-Oriented Approach To Curriculum Design, Mark Somerville, John Geddes, Benjamin Linder, Ozgur Eris, Jonathan Stolk

Benjamin Linder

Curriculum development efforts often focus on delineating content within associated constraints: "how can I/we best design a course to cover a set of topics in the time available?". Such an approach is clearly productive, but it can easily lose sight of the people involved and their values. In this interactive session, we explore the importance of being explicit about the people participating in learning experiences. We done this by introducing the use of user-oriented design techniques in curriculum design, and by involving participants in aspects of these techniques.


Teaching Quality And Student Outcomes: Academic Achievement And Educational Engagement In Rural Northwest China, Xuehui An, Emily C. Hannum, Tanja Sargent 2012 China Ministry of Education

Teaching Quality And Student Outcomes: Academic Achievement And Educational Engagement In Rural Northwest China, Xuehui An, Emily C. Hannum, Tanja Sargent

Tanja Carmel Sargent

A central task of educational researchers has been to uncover factors that improve student academic achievement. Research in both developed and developing nations during the past few decades has analysed the links between educational outcomes and school physical resources, teacher quality and children's demographic and family background. Importantly, research on teacher and school effects in developing countries has focused on factors such as human capital, economic resources and physical infrastructure, the so-called input factors in the "black box" production function model of school outcomes. Fewer studies have focused on the "softer" classroom process factors that might be seen as ...


Keeping Teachers Happy: Job Satisfaction Among Primary School Teachers In Rural Northwest China, Tanja Sargent, Emily Hannum 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Keeping Teachers Happy: Job Satisfaction Among Primary School Teachers In Rural Northwest China, Tanja Sargent, Emily Hannum

Tanja Carmel Sargent

Numerous empirical studies from developing countries have noted that parental education has a robust and positive effect on child learning, a result that is often attributed to more educated parents making greater investments in their children's human capital. However, the nature of any such investment has not been well understood. This study examines how parental education affects various parental investments in goods and time used in children's human capital production via an unusually detailed survey from rural China. It is found that more educated parents make greater educational investments in both goods and time and that these relationships ...


Doing More With Less: Teacher Professional Learning Communities In Resource-Constrained Primary Schools In Rural China, Tanja C. Sargent, Emily C. Hannum 2012 Rutgers University

Doing More With Less: Teacher Professional Learning Communities In Resource-Constrained Primary Schools In Rural China, Tanja C. Sargent, Emily C. Hannum

Tanja Carmel Sargent

Teacher professional learning communities provide environments in which teachers engage in regular research and collaboration. They have been found effective as a means for connecting professional learning to the day-to-day realities faced by teachers in the classroom. In this article, the authors draw on survey data collected in primary schools serving 71 villages in rural Gansu Province as well as transcripts from in-depth interviews with 30 teachers. Findings indicate that professional learning communities penetrate to some of China’s most resource-constrained schools but that their nature and development are shaped by institutional supports, principal leadership, and teachers’ own initiative.


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