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Direito, Utopia E Insularidade, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2009 Universidade do Porto

Direito, Utopia E Insularidade, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Não é por acaso que tantas utopias literárias se localizam ficcionalmente em ilhas. Não é por acaso que as utopias são uma espécie de descrição constitucional sem as amarras dos artigos de um código de direito político. Não é por acaso que as ilhas, parecendo uma prisão, rodeada de mar por todos os lados, são afinal sonhos de onde se pode sair, voando. Não só em sonhos oníricos, mas em sonhos que se podem tornar realidade. Este artigo desenvolve as ligações entre os aspectos literários, políticos e jurídicos das utopias na sua dimensão insular.


Finding Congruence, Finding Meaning: Value Intersections And Transforming Relationships Among Faculty And Staff At A Religious College, Christy M. Craft, Alyssa N. Bryant 2009 Kansas State University

Finding Congruence, Finding Meaning: Value Intersections And Transforming Relationships Among Faculty And Staff At A Religious College, Christy M. Craft, Alyssa N. Bryant

Christy Moran Craft

This case study explored how faculty and staff derived meaning from their work within a religious college environment. The findings suggest that the meaning-making process was fostered by connection. Many staff and faculty found meaning in their work as they experienced correspondence between work and personal values, the mission and values of the institution, and/or global democratic values. Furthermore, transforming relationships that were personally affirming and enabled faculty and staff to make a difference and observe transformation in others' lives were instrumental in providing a conduit for meaningful connection.


The Challenge And Promise Of Pluralism: Dimensions Of Spiritual Climate And Diversity At A Lutheran College, Alyssa N. Bryant, Christy M. Craft 2009 North Carolina State University

The Challenge And Promise Of Pluralism: Dimensions Of Spiritual Climate And Diversity At A Lutheran College, Alyssa N. Bryant, Christy M. Craft

Christy Moran Craft

This qualitative case study sought to explicate relevant features of the spiritual climate at one liberal arts religious college and also highlight the diverse ways in which students, faculty, and staff identities shaped the experience of climate. The findings revealed that the spiritual climate of Lutheran College was a product of diverse and voluntary spiritual expressions, the struggle to balance the institution's denominational heritage with commitment to diversity, and community fragmentation brought on by conflicting ideologies. Moreover, minority narratives suggested that spiritual climate is not a singular, absolute reality, but is perceived and experienced in ways that depend on ...


Value Added Student Achievement In Traditional And Alternative Teacher Preparation Pathways., Jody Piro, Tammy Shutt, Gary Stewart 2009 WCSU

Value Added Student Achievement In Traditional And Alternative Teacher Preparation Pathways., Jody Piro, Tammy Shutt, Gary Stewart

Jody Piro

The influence of traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs on student achievement was studied in one Tennessee school district. The value added outcomes of students who were assigned to alternatively certified teachers were compared to the outcomes of students who were assigned to traditionally certified teachers. Results showed that alternatively certified teachers performed as well as traditionally certified teachers at all grade levels and content, except in secondary math, where traditionally trained teachers evidenced higher student growth and in secondary social studies, where alternatively trained teachers evidenced higher student growth.


Forging A Diverse Research Community By Marrying An Odd Couple: Qualitative Research And Business-Oriented Project Management Processes, Joan Fee, Jody Piro, Sandra Prohlman, Jay Thomas 2009 WCSU

Forging A Diverse Research Community By Marrying An Odd Couple: Qualitative Research And Business-Oriented Project Management Processes, Joan Fee, Jody Piro, Sandra Prohlman, Jay Thomas

Jody Piro

While team-building and project management are common to business culture, the practices are less prevalent in the university environment. At teaching colleges, finding faculty time for research is a continuing struggle. In response to the time obstacle, faculty at a small, Midwestern university shared the load of a high-interest research project by dividing labor among a diverse 22-member faculty-staff team. They managed the project with Project Management Institute (PMI) processes, borrowed from business and government. This evaluation analyzes the research process itself, study - ing the impact of combining prescribed project management processes with traditional qualitative methods. It analyzes the health ...


College Men And Masculinities: Theory, Research And Implications For Practice, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Frank Harris III, Ed.D. 2009 University of Pennsylvania

College Men And Masculinities: Theory, Research And Implications For Practice, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Frank Harris Iii, Ed.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

COLLEGE MEN AND MASCULINITIES is a comprehensive handbook that offers the best classic and contemporary research on male students in higher education. The editors, Shaun R. Harper and Frank Harris III—two experts on men and masculinities—frame each of the six sections of the book with a summary of issues and implications for educational practice. Each section also includes a wealth of forward-thinking strategies and suggestions that faculty and institutional leaders can creatively employ on their campuses to reverse problematic trends and outcomes among male undergraduates.

With contributions from leading scholars in education, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines, COLLEGE ...


Racial Differences In The Formation Of Postsecondary Educational Expectations: A Structural Model, Samuel D. Museus, Ph.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Andrew H. Nichols, Ph.D. 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Racial Differences In The Formation Of Postsecondary Educational Expectations: A Structural Model, Samuel D. Museus, Ph.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Andrew H. Nichols, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Educational attainment is associated with a plethora of positive economic and social implications for individuals, institutions, and the broader society. One factor that has been identified as an important predictor of students’ educational attainment is their educational expectations. Thus, understanding how educational expectations are shaped is important to comprehending how success can be fostered among students from diverse racial backgrounds. This quantitative study was aimed at understanding the process by which students from various racial backgrounds cultivate and reformulate their educational expectations during the high school years. Three research questions were explored in this study: (1) How do various academic ...


Mercury And Autism: A Review, Jie Zhang, John J. Wheeler 2009 The College at Brockport

Mercury And Autism: A Review, Jie Zhang, John J. Wheeler

John J. Wheeler

Abstract: The prevalence of autism has increased approximately four times in children in nearly one decade (California Health and Human Services Agency, 2003). It has been reported that explanations such as immigration, shifts in the interpretation of diagnostic criteria, improved identification, or diagnostic accuracies cannot explain the observed increase (Geier & Geier, 2005). One potential cause that has alarmed many has been the presence of thimersol, the mercury-based preservative found among immunizations. Although many refute this, concern has been leveled by many families and professionals concerning the potential impact of mercury poisoning as a causal factor. Researchers have proposed that autism ...


Educational Attainment, Population Increase And The Progress Of African Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba 2009 Seton Hall University

Educational Attainment, Population Increase And The Progress Of African Americans, Amadu Jacky Kaba

Amadu Jacky Kaba

This paper claims that African Americans are making consistent progress in college or university enrollment and degree attainment. These gains in educational attainment have led to a substantial proportion of African Americans to rise in many important sectors of society, such as business, the military and politics. However, there is a concern that unlike the Asian and Hispanic populations in the United States, proportionally, the African American population is not increasing as rapidly. This slow annual growth of the African American population may have both economic and political implications in the years and decades to come.


The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Many colleges and universities have come to understand the added educational value of having a more diverse faculty, and some have created specific programs to enhance recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented faculty. How do these programs help underrepresented faculty start a successful career? How can they help a diverse faculty build thriving, long-term careers in academia? This chapter addresses these questions by sharing the findings and lessons learned from an internal and external assessment of the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia.


Review Of The Books Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters & Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, By J. Heisig & T. W. Richardson), Li Jin 2009 Department of Modern Languages

Review Of The Books Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters & Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, By J. Heisig & T. W. Richardson), Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Motives In Esl Computer-Mediated Peer Response, Li Jin 2009 Department of Modern Languages

Dynamic Motives In Esl Computer-Mediated Peer Response, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper reports a case study investigating how the use of instant messaging (IM) mediated ESL students’ motives in their participation in computer-mediated peer response (CMPR) tasks in an ESL academic writing class. Qualitative data including interview transcripts, chat transcripts, on-and off-screen behaviors captured on video cameras and with a screen-capturing tool, researcher observations, and student drafts collected from two low-advanced-level ESL students were analyzed. Data analysis indicated that with the opportunities afforded and challenges presented by IM technology, the ESL students were driven by heterogeneous and multiple motives even when they were participating in the same task, and their ...


The Democratic-Republican Societies: An Educational Dream Deferred, Brian W. Dotts 2009 University of Georgia

The Democratic-Republican Societies: An Educational Dream Deferred, Brian W. Dotts

Brian W Dotts

No abstract provided.


I’Ll Re-Write Yours If You Re-Write Mine: Pure Peer Revision Using Sequential Collaborative Writing, Robert A. Eckhart 2009 Ohio State University - Main Campus

I’Ll Re-Write Yours If You Re-Write Mine: Pure Peer Revision Using Sequential Collaborative Writing, Robert A. Eckhart

Robert A. Eckhart

Rewriting another person’s work is a novel way to approach the writing process. Of my two classes of students (n=38), only 11 of them claimed to be good at revision before the term started. As a result of asking one student to actually write a revised final draft of a classmate’s paper, 35 indicated they understood the importance of revision more. And ultimately, 36 of them reported they were better at revising their own final research paper as a result of revising other people’s papers earlier in the quarter.


Religion-Based Claims For Impinging On Queer Citizenship, Donn Short, Bruce MacDougall 2009 University of British Columbia

Religion-Based Claims For Impinging On Queer Citizenship, Donn Short, Bruce Macdougall

Donn Short

Competing claims for legal protection based on religion and on sexual orientation have arisen fairly frequently in Canada in the past decade or so. The authors place such competitions into five categories based on the nature of who is making the claim and who is impacted, the site of the competition, and the extent to which the usual legal and constitutional norms applicable are affected. Three of the five categories identified involve a claim that a religion operate in some form in the public area so as to impinge on the usual protection of equality on the basis of sexual ...


Reinventing Leaders For A New Era In Education Management, Michael C. Johanek, James Lytle 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Reinventing Leaders For A New Era In Education Management, Michael C. Johanek, James Lytle

Michael C Johanek

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Postsecondary Remediation On African American Students: A Review Of Research., Ryan J. Davis, Robert T. Palmer 2009 University of Maryland - College Park

The Impact Of Postsecondary Remediation On African American Students: A Review Of Research., Ryan J. Davis, Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The role of remediation in higher education has generated much debate over the last two decades. While states have enacted policies that reduced or eliminated postsecondary remediation, many policy actors and analysts have not completely acknowledged the ways in which remediation affects college access and success for African American students. This review of research first explains why African American students are disproportionately underprepared for college-level work. Then, the authors summarize the debates concerning the role of remediation in higher education, synthesize the research on the effectiveness of postsecondary remediation, and discuss major and recent policy enactments. They draw implications for ...


Investigating Black Students’ Disinclination To Consider And Attend Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Robert T. Palmer, PhD, Dina C. Maramba,PhD, John M. Lee, PhD 2009 Howard University

Investigating Black Students’ Disinclination To Consider And Attend Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus)., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba,Phd, John M. Lee, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Research on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has documented the positive impact of these institutions on Black students. Such research has shown that Blacks experience positive academic and social outcomes and a disproportionate number of students who graduate from HBCUs attend graduate or professional schools. Notwithstanding, over the years, there has been an increase in the number of Blacks attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) over HBCUs. While research has provided insight into the reasons Black students attend HBCUs and PWIs, limited empirical research has documented their rationale for not considering and attending HBCUs. To this end, this qualitative study ...


A Nation At Risk: Increasing College Participation And Persistence Among African American Males To Stimulate U. S. Global Competitiveness., Robert T. Palmer, PhD, Ryan J. Davis, James L. Moore, PhD, Adriel A. Hilton, PhD 2009 University of Maryland - College Park

A Nation At Risk: Increasing College Participation And Persistence Among African American Males To Stimulate U. S. Global Competitiveness., Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, James L. Moore, Phd, Adriel A. Hilton, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Today’s knowledge-based, global commerce requires continuous investment in human capital through post-secondary education for countries to be fiercely competitive. Countries, such as China and India, are experiencing growth in the number of people participating in post-secondary education, the United States has fallen behind. While America needs to focus on increasing college access and degree completion among underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), educators and policymakers assert that this is particularly important for African American males. Increasing matriculation and graduation rates for African Americans is not only a matter of equity, but in the context ...


The Impact Of Social Capital On Promoting The Success Of African American Faculty, Robert T. Palmer, PhD 2009 Howard University

The Impact Of Social Capital On Promoting The Success Of African American Faculty, Robert T. Palmer, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the impact of social capital on helping African Americans succeed in the academy. Social capital examines ways in which some individuals are privileged because of their membership in a social network. This chapter will largely be auto-ethnographic, drawing from my personal experiences, integrated with the appropriate bodies of literature. The goal of this chapter is to provide an effective strategy for promoting the success of African Americans in the academy


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