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The Impact Of Emergent Technologies On Interpersonal And Community Interaction Of The Future : A Thematic Analysis Of Selected Novels Of William Gibson And Vernor Vinge, Lyn Motai 2011 The University of San Francisco

The Impact Of Emergent Technologies On Interpersonal And Community Interaction Of The Future : A Thematic Analysis Of Selected Novels Of William Gibson And Vernor Vinge, Lyn Motai

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An Adventist Curriculum Needs Assessment: A Global Survey Of Secondary School Teachers, Glynis Bradfield, Pretoria St. Juste, Jerome Thayer 2011 Andrews University

An Adventist Curriculum Needs Assessment: A Global Survey Of Secondary School Teachers, Glynis Bradfield, Pretoria St. Juste, Jerome Thayer

School of Distance Education Faculty Publications

Building redemption-oriented schools of excellence (Dulan, 2003), “demands the most devoted, faithful workers and the very best methods of labor, in order that a strong influence for Christ and the truth may be constantly exerted” (White, 1948, p. 721). Although Seventh-day Adventist higher education has long been the focus of the General Conference, Adventist secondary education has received relatively little attention and support. However, recently the General Conference has taken steps to focus on Seventh-day Adventist secondary education.

In 2005 the General Conference Office of Education funded a global needs assessment study as the first step towards better resourcing of ...


Social And Transitional Experiences Of Non-White Third Culture Kids At A Predominantly White Institution, Debby C. Cheruiyot Bii 2011 Taylor University

Social And Transitional Experiences Of Non-White Third Culture Kids At A Predominantly White Institution, Debby C. Cheruiyot Bii

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The purpose of this study was to look at the social and transitional experiences of non-white Third Culture Kids at a predominately white institution. Six non-white TCKs were interviewed using phenomenological qualitative methodology. Responses were transcribed, coded, and analyzed to discover the central themes. A variety of factors emerged as determinants to how these students experience college in a country outside of their home country. The findings present implications for individuals in higher education that interact with non-white TCKs. Recommendations for future research are also included.


Faith Integration Development: Faculty Conceptions Of Faith-Learning Integration, Brandon J. Jacob 2011 Taylor University

Faith Integration Development: Faculty Conceptions Of Faith-Learning Integration, Brandon J. Jacob

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The integration of faith and learning (IFL) is the foundation upon which faith-based higher education has been built. As such, it imperative that educators at faith-based colleges and universities understand and implement this integration effectively. The purpose of this study was to determine how academic and student affairs educators conceptualize and practice the integration of faith and learning. The study also sought to identify key similarities and differences that exist between academic and student affairs educators regarding the integration of faith and learning. To answer these questions, a sample of nine academic educators and four student affairs educators were interviewed ...


The Value Of Relationships For Theological Development And Engagement: A Phenomenological Study Of How College Students Experience Theology, Kathleen J. Breitigan 2011 Taylor University

The Value Of Relationships For Theological Development And Engagement: A Phenomenological Study Of How College Students Experience Theology, Kathleen J. Breitigan

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to discover the essence of college students’ engagement with theology. Theology is the foundation on which Christian beliefs are based, and many Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) institutions affiliate themselves with core theological doctrines that influence how their institutions function. This study seeks to explore the theological experiences of eight college seniors attending three CCCU institutions. The guiding questions for this study were how do college students define theology and how do college students perceive the influence of theology on their day-to-day experience? Through photo elicitation and semi-structured interviews, four ...


Latino Students' Experiences In A Latin American Study Abroad Semester Program, Melissa S. Lima 2011 Taylor University

Latino Students' Experiences In A Latin American Study Abroad Semester Program, Melissa S. Lima

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

As the Latino population increases in the United States, developing a better understanding of Latino students’ experiences within higher education benefits both the student population and those interacting with these students. Due to the limited research literature focused on the experiences of Latino students going abroad, the researcher aspired to contribute to the literature about Latino students. By using a phenomenological qualitative framework, the study intended to offer a deeper understanding of the study abroad experiences of Latino students. The study revealed that a community of learning, relationships, and the need to continue diversifying student groups impacted the identity develop ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Female Faculty Transitional Experience Into Administration Within Cccu Member Institutions, Meleca Consultado 2011 Taylor University

A Phenomenological Study Of Female Faculty Transitional Experience Into Administration Within Cccu Member Institutions, Meleca Consultado

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The number of women entering all levels of higher education is continuing to grow. However, there is a disparity between this fact and the number of women serving in senior leadership positions within higher education. This gap is even more evident within member institutions of the Christian Council of Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This study examined the experience of seven female CCCU administrators during their transitional period from faculty member to administrator. Five of the seven women transitioned into their current administrative position within the last five years, highlighting a rapid movement into leadership. This study also found that only ...


The Experience Of Female Administrators At A Private, Kenyan University, Elizabeth Lyon 2011 Taylor University

The Experience Of Female Administrators At A Private, Kenyan University, Elizabeth Lyon

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The ability of women to achieve leadership positions is often constricted in comparison to males, especially within higher education. Although these limitations exist as a global phenomenon, they are a reality specifically within African higher education (Arnfred & Afrikainstituet, 2004). Some women break through barriers such as cultural traditions and enter into leadership, but numbers remain uneven between male and female managers (Burn, 2005). Much can be learned from the experiences of the women who achieve managerial positions within higher education. Currently, literature exists on women serving in the public academic world, but little to no research exists on female administrators in the private, faith-based universities (Cubillo & Brown, 2003); Thaver, 2008). In hopes of addressing this issue by using a phenomenological, qualitative research method, this study reports on the experiences of women serving on the management board of a private, Kenyan institution. The study found that though women have an overall positive experience, the expectations upon them are too high and make it difficult to progress into higher administration. Participants also discussed ...


Changes In Student Engagement: The Relationship Between Place Of Residence, Gender And Engagement, Kendall J. Stanislav 2011 Taylor University

Changes In Student Engagement: The Relationship Between Place Of Residence, Gender And Engagement, Kendall J. Stanislav

Master of Arts in Higher Education Theses

The residential college campus model has been in existence in North America since the days of early Colonial America. Students living in dormitories and residence halls were the norm until the 1950s and 60s when students began to move off-campus. As this trend has continued research has examined the merits both of living on and off-campus and in general found that living on-campus is more closely associated with a wide range of positive outcomes, including engagement or involvement (Astin, 1984; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Involvement theory states that the more time and effort invested in academically enhancing practices, the more likely ...


Final Report And Recommendations:Ministeria E Arsimit Dhe Shkences, Tirane, Albania, Robert McCloud 2011 Sacred Heart University

Final Report And Recommendations:Ministeria E Arsimit Dhe Shkences, Tirane, Albania, Robert Mccloud

Robert McCloud

The emphasis of current policies has been on Internet connectivity, bridging the digital divide and raising awareness of ICT needs in the schools. As of January 2011, we are schedule to have dedicated Internet service of 1MB download and 256K upload per school. Every Albanian school with a headmaster will have this connectivity. The only schools that will be excluded are in those remote towns where five grades (1 through 5) are consolidated into a single class. It is unfair to exclude these students. If their schools are going to stay open, then they should also be included in the ...


Promoting L2 Reading In Less Commonly Taught Languages With Hypertexts, Theresa Catalano 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Promoting L2 Reading In Less Commonly Taught Languages With Hypertexts, Theresa Catalano

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This study explores the use of hypermedia reading texts for the language classroom and more particularly for less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). In the article, I review relevant research on the use of hypertexts in the foreign language classroom and how they can be used to facilitate the teaching of reading. A qualitative study of the use of these hypertexts with Italian university students was conducted, along with an explanation of what hypertexts are available for LCTL teachers currently, and how teachers can create their own hypertexts and implement them in the classroom. The study suggests that although hypertexts have ...


Making A Difference: Findings From Better Beginnings A Family Literacy Intervention Programme, Caroline H. Barratt-Pugh, Nola Allen 2011 Edith Cowan University

Making A Difference: Findings From Better Beginnings A Family Literacy Intervention Programme, Caroline H. Barratt-Pugh, Nola Allen

ECU Publications 2011

Since 2005, Better Beginnings, an early intervention, statewide family literacy programme developed by The State Library of Western Australia, has provided thousands of families with strategies and resources to promote and support book-sharing from birth. This paper reports on the key findings of an independent longitudinal evaluation of the programme's impact on parents / carers approximately one year after they were introduced to the Better Beginnings programme. Parents/carers were asked about their book sharing practices, beliefs about the importance of sharing books, and library membership and participation in related library activities. Responses from the participants strongly indicated that the ...


Enhancing Psychology Students' Experiences: The Development Of An Undergraduate Leadership Programme, Lynne Cohen, Paul Chang, Joyce Hendricks, Vicki Cope, Bronwyn Harman 2011 Edith Cowan University

Enhancing Psychology Students' Experiences: The Development Of An Undergraduate Leadership Programme, Lynne Cohen, Paul Chang, Joyce Hendricks, Vicki Cope, Bronwyn Harman

ECU Publications 2011

Leadership is a practical skill, highly valued by employers but not formally taught in Australian psychology curricula. The Edith Cowan University School of Psychology and Social Science developed a programme aimed at addressing the lack of leadership training in undergraduate psychology students. This 12-month extracurricular programme provided theoretical and practical experience in leadership, and incorporated a formal series of workshops and seminars with three curricular components: leadership knowledge, leadership skills, and leadership in action. Students were then provided with the opportunity to develop and practise their leadership skills by participating in a series of expert-driven seminars, through role-playing, perspective taking ...


Student-Led Learning In The Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum, Melinda E. Lull, Jennifer L. Mathews, E. C. Jannetta, Christine R. Birnie 2011 St. John Fisher College

Student-Led Learning In The Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum, Melinda E. Lull, Jennifer L. Mathews, E. C. Jannetta, Christine R. Birnie

Pharmacy Faculty/Staff Publications

Objectives: A challenge of primarily didactic courses lies in keeping students engaged in a potentially monotonous learning environment. The objective of this study was to test the effectiveness of incorporating student-led activities into the pharmaceutical sciences curriculum. This alternative approach to traditional lecture-based learning allows for student engagement and ownership of materials. These activities were incorporated into P1 Pharmacology, Biosystems, and Calculations courses.

Methods: A variety of student-led learning activities were conducted in three courses (n=78 students). Following each activity, students were asked to participate in a survey rating the effectiveness, relevancy, productiveness, and overall impression of the activity ...


The Design Of A Sterile Product Laboratory Module As Preparation For An Institutional Ippe Course, Fang Zhao, Christine R. Birnie, Anthony Corigliano, Susan Hughes, John Loughner, Stephen Valentine 2011 St. John Fisher College

The Design Of A Sterile Product Laboratory Module As Preparation For An Institutional Ippe Course, Fang Zhao, Christine R. Birnie, Anthony Corigliano, Susan Hughes, John Loughner, Stephen Valentine

Pharmacy Faculty/Staff Publications

Objectives: To develop a pharmaceutics laboratory module on compounded sterile products for the second year pharmacy students as preparation for an institutional pharmacy experiential course. Method: A 5-week lab module was designed and implemented as part of the Pharmaceutics Lab Course to provide training in the basic skills of sterile product compounding. The module included techniques in the handling of sterile products, aseptic techniques, medium risk products, and hazardous products. A practical exam was given at the end of this module to ensure student competency. Upon completion of the lab module, students enrolled in a required 4-week institutional pharmacy experiential ...


Anticoagulation Clinic Led By Experiential Education Team, Asim Abu-Baker 2011 St. John Fisher College

Anticoagulation Clinic Led By Experiential Education Team, Asim Abu-Baker

Pharmacy Faculty/Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Florida Problem Solving/Response To Intervention Project: Year 3 Evaluation Report, Jose M. Castillo, C M. Hines, G M. Batsche, M J. Curtis 2011 University of South Florida

The Florida Problem Solving/Response To Intervention Project: Year 3 Evaluation Report, Jose M. Castillo, C M. Hines, G M. Batsche, M J. Curtis

Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto 2011 University of South Florida

Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This themed issue explicates the experiences of underrepresented women in higher education institutions and the externally imposed isolation and devaluing of their daily work. These articles are drawn from the experiences of Black and other non-White female faculty and are designed to provide a view of academe that is often neglected in academic literature.


Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam 2011 University of South Florida

Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

We explore pedagogical moments reflecting the social justice inspired servant-leadership of Dr. Elam in her journey as a public intellectual. Using auto/biographical methods we examine critical moments in her work across contexts: conducting diversity workshops, providing professional development for principals and teachers, and leading district and regional interventions in response to court orders to racially desegregate. We focus her leadership through the lens of critical pedagogy. In the journey of Elam we find an expression of critical social justice leadership that is inspired and empowered by the values of public service, spirituality, and humanitarianism. This auto/biography contributes to ...


Tedious Journeys: Autoethnography By Women Of Color In Academe Edited By Cynthia Cole Robinson And Pauline Clardy, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto 2011 University of South Florida

Tedious Journeys: Autoethnography By Women Of Color In Academe Edited By Cynthia Cole Robinson And Pauline Clardy, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto

Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications

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