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Issues Of Access In Public And Private Higher Education Institutions In Islamabad Pakistan, Muhammad Majid Khan 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Issues Of Access In Public And Private Higher Education Institutions In Islamabad Pakistan, Muhammad Majid Khan

Open Access Dissertations

The study examined the issues of access in public and private higher education institutions in Islamabad, Pakistan. The policies and institutions currently in place to deal with access related issues are not effective, therefore, not providing students with the support systems to help them succeed at the institutions of higher learning. The study analyzed student perspectives on access, examined access related systems in place at public and private institutions, and kind of students that have access to higher education. The study also analyzed the growth of higher education institutions and their impact on access related issues particularly in last eight ...


From Tri-Cultural Conflict To Tri-Cultural Connection: How Successful Urban Science Educators Become Culturally Connected, Marlina Nicole Duncan 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

From Tri-Cultural Conflict To Tri-Cultural Connection: How Successful Urban Science Educators Become Culturally Connected, Marlina Nicole Duncan

Open Access Dissertations

Urban districts suffer from a severe shortage of qualified science teachers. Therefore, many new science teachers will need to take positions in urban districts with little or no exposure to urban communities. As a result, prospective teachers find it difficult to learn how to negotiate the cultural contexts of urban teaching. Consequently, it is essential for teacher preparation programs to begin to examine the cultural contexts of urban science teaching to understand how to support the personal and professional well being of novice urban science educators. Through in-depth phenomenological interviews this research documents the experiences, perceptions, and beliefs of veteran ...


A Phenomenological Study Of The Experiences Of Helping Professionals With Learning Disabilities, Madeline Lorraine Peters 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

A Phenomenological Study Of The Experiences Of Helping Professionals With Learning Disabilities, Madeline Lorraine Peters

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to explore the extent, to which professionals in helping professions (PHPS) with learning disabilities are able to name the support, services, and assistance that they require to successfully engage in the full range of activities for their daily living. Additionally, the study explores how PHPS describe their experiences with support, services, and assistance available to them. The study was conducted using a qualitative, phenomenological in-depth interview methodology. The study sample consisted of 10 helping professionals with learning disabilities that work in helping professions. Data was collected using audiotaping of interviews and field notes. Audio ...


The Impact Of Disciplinarity On The Organizational Leadership Styles Of Academic Deans, Lauren J. Way 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Impact Of Disciplinarity On The Organizational Leadership Styles Of Academic Deans, Lauren J. Way

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of disciplinary background on the leadership styles of academic deans. The researcher conducted a nation-wide survey of academic deans from a wide range of disciplines. Specifically, the study sought to determine whether the disciplinary backgrounds of university deans are reflected in their self-reported actions, decision-making, and role perceptions. Subjects’ disciplines were categorized according to high-consensus and low-consensus fields as well as the pure/applied dichotomy. Four dimensions of organizational leadership (bureaucratic, collegial, political and symbolic) were utilized to define the subjects’ potential cognitive frames. The subjects’ use of cognitive frames ...


Engaging Students In Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices And The Development Of Social And Socialmathematical Norms In Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Engaging Students In Mathematics Conversations: Discourse Practices And The Development Of Social And Socialmathematical Norms In Three Novice Teachers' Classrooms, Mary T. Grassetti

Open Access Dissertations

Research on learning to teach mathematics reveals that mathematics teaching is a complex process (Lerman, 2000) and classroom teaching and learning is a “multifaceted, extraordinarily complex phenomenon” (O’Connor, 1998, p. 43). Moreover, research reveals that the mathematics reform agenda has had an impact on what happens in the mathematics classroom, however, the impact has been superficial (Kazemi & Stipek, 2001) with teachers often retaining their pre-reform habits and attitudes in regards to mathematics teaching and learning (O’Connor, 1998). This study examined the reform discourse practices that three novice teachers, who had been enrolled in a reform based methods course ...


Integrating Music, Drama, And The Visual Arts In The Early Childhood Curriculum: A Study Of Early Childhood Teachers In A Metropolitan Area Of Puerto Rico, Mayra Almodovar 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Integrating Music, Drama, And The Visual Arts In The Early Childhood Curriculum: A Study Of Early Childhood Teachers In A Metropolitan Area Of Puerto Rico, Mayra Almodovar

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore, describe and examine how early childhood teachers utilize and integrate the arts (music, drama, and visual arts) in teaching children ages 3 to 5. It also examined the formal and informal arts education background of early childhood teachers, the relationship between teacher training and educational practice and the role it plays in teachers’ use of music, drama and visual arts in their curriculum. Data was collected through the use of the Arts Integration Questionnaire (AIQ) and by observations, Arts Integration observation Protocol (AIOP). A total of 91 early childhood teachers completed the ...


Insights Into The Complexities Of Identity In Persisting Latina College Students, Irene Rodriguez Martin 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Insights Into The Complexities Of Identity In Persisting Latina College Students, Irene Rodriguez Martin

Open Access Dissertations

This study explored the educational journeys of 17 academically achieving, low income and first generation college attending Latinas at three different selective institutions. While many studies have been dedicated to the reasons for the low graduation rates of Hispanics, this strength-based study focused on resiliency and on the relationships and strategies Latinas used to achieve success in the most unlikely of environments. The interviews considered: the ways in which Latina students persist and whether their pathways were consistent with Tinto’s traditional model of persistence; how students developed the scholastic capital required for persistence; and the ways in which culture ...


An Examination Of Teacher-Student Trust In Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

An Examination Of Teacher-Student Trust In Middle School Classrooms, Virginia Louise Durnford

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore: (a)how and to what extent teachers experience and express trust in relation to individual students and groups of students (b)how and to what extent teachers value and focus on specific attributes of trust over others and (c) how and to what extent the levels of teacher trust in students and the various attributes of trust impact the teachers’ behaviors and choices in the classroom. Data were collected from teacher interviews, teacher questionnaires, classroom and school artifacts, and descriptive field notes from observations. Data were analyzed using content analysis and open ...


What Is The Cost Of An Adequate Vermont High School Education?, Frank D. Rucker 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

What Is The Cost Of An Adequate Vermont High School Education?, Frank D. Rucker

Open Access Dissertations

Access to an adequate education has been widely considered an undeniable right since Chief Justice Warren stated in his landmark decision that “Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments…it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education” (Brown vs. Board of Education, 1954). State constitutions establish rights to public education. State legislatures define expected outcomes and funding mechanisms to operate schools. Over the past sixteen years, plaintiffs have overwhelmingly prevailed in court cases where they have claimed that children ...


An Assessment Of The Nonparametric Approach For Evaluating The Fit Of Item Response Models, Tie Liang 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

An Assessment Of The Nonparametric Approach For Evaluating The Fit Of Item Response Models, Tie Liang

Open Access Dissertations

As item response theory (IRT) has developed and is widely applied, investigating the fit of a parametric model becomes an important part of the measurement process when implementing IRT. The usefulness and successes of IRT applications rely heavily on the extent to which the model reflects the data, so it is necessary to evaluate model-data fit by gathering sufficient evidence before any model application. There is a lack of promising solutions on the detection of model misfit in IRT. In addition, commonly used fit statistics are not satisfactory in that they often do not possess desirable statistical properties and lack ...


Voices Newsletter, V6n1, February 2010, University of Northern Iowa. Center for Multicultural Education. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Voices Newsletter, V6n1, February 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. Center For Multicultural Education.

VOICES Newsletter

Inside this issue:

-- CME Seven Book Club

-- CME: The Place to Be!
-- Featured Student Organization: MSAB
-- A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
-- A Word From the Director...
-- Discrimination: Not Just a Thing From the Past
-- February Events
-- March Events
-- April Events
-- An Ordinary Man
-- A Tribute to Howard Zinn


Csbs Kudos, February 2010, University of Northern Iowa. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Csbs Kudos, February 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Social And Behavioral Sciences.

CSBS Kudos

Inside this issue:

-- Kudos to:
-- In other news...


Early Childhood Staff's Understandings And Practices Of Parent Involvement In Private Early Childhood Services: An Exploratory Study, Maria McDermott 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Early Childhood Staff's Understandings And Practices Of Parent Involvement In Private Early Childhood Services: An Exploratory Study, Maria Mcdermott

Masters

In modem Western society growing numbers of parents are employed in the labour market and while they work, parents and early years practitioners (EYPs) share responsibility for raising children. Attention to the quality of children's and families' experiences in these settings is increasing rapidly (Walsh, 2003; OECD, 2006). Parent involvement, has been identified as an indicator of quality, and the benefits that accrue from this involvement for children, parents and EYPs have been widely reported. Most parents are interested and want to be involved in their children's development, learning and education but how EYPs view parent involvement is ...


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2010, University of Iowa 2010 University of Iowa

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2010, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Our Places To Tell Stories: Preliminary Program Springs Preserve, Public Lands Institute 2010 Public Lands Institute

Our Places To Tell Stories: Preliminary Program Springs Preserve, Public Lands Institute

Our Places to Tell Stories

Our Places Tell Stories is an innovative conference for educators and others working at public lands, schools, nature centers, museums, zoos, aquaria, and all nature and heritage rich places.

This list of presentations represents a preliminary program of sessions. A final program will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at the Springs!


Panther Tracks, February 2010, University of Northern Iowa. Department of Military Science. 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Panther Tracks, February 2010, University Of Northern Iowa. Department Of Military Science.

Panther Press

Inside this issue:

-- A Bar of Gold
-- From the Training Room to the Classroom!
-- UNI ROTC Welcomes New Senior Military Instructor!
-- A Panther in Public Service
-- Alumni Feature


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3, UNO Library Science Education 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from David Privett, a Student Spotlight of Julia Reddel, Announcements, Conferences and Professional Development, Things to Consider by Doug Johnson, and the 2010 Heartland School Library Conference registration form.


Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas 2010 Purdue University - Main Campus

Head Start: It Works For Indiana Children And Families!, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, James Elicker, Volker Thomas

Center for Families Publications

This technical report summarizes new and existing data to address the question, “Does Head Start work for Indiana children, families, and communities?” Data sources consulted in this study include the state Head Start Program Information Report, local Indiana Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, existing national studies of Head Start and Early Head Start, and local and national data available on children’s development in early care and education programs for low-income families. This report concludes that Indiana’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are indeed providing substantial benefits to children, families, and communities. The report summarizes ...


Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 3, UNO Library Science Education 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Advice from the Frontlines from Ann Wills, Important Dates and Reminders, Student Spotlight on Meg Curtiss, Congratulations, and 2010 Heartland School Library Conference.


Grand Valley Forum, Volume 034, Number 19, February 1, 2010, Grand Valley State University 2010 Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Forum, Volume 034, Number 19, February 1, 2010, Grand Valley State University

2009-2010, Volume 34

Grand Valley Forum is Grand Valley State's faculty and staff newsletter, published from 1976 to the present.


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