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Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/34 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Dec 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/34 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Factores de sesgo asociados a la validez de la evaluación docente universitaria: un modelo jerárquico lineal / Raziel Acevedo Álvarez [and] Nuria Mairena Rodríguez.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/33 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Dec 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/33 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Comparison of the enrollment percentages of magnet and non-magnet schools in a large urban school district / Emily Arcia.


Shadow Study Of Student Talmud High School, Arthur Lang Dec 2006

Shadow Study Of Student Talmud High School, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

Shadow study of Talmudic high school student in private school.


Financial Analysis And Fiscal Viability Of Secondary Schools In Mukono District, Uganda, Janet Jeffery Tanner Dec 2006

Financial Analysis And Fiscal Viability Of Secondary Schools In Mukono District, Uganda, Janet Jeffery Tanner

All Theses and Dissertations

Within the worldwide business community, many analysis tools and techniques have evolved to assist in the evaluation and encouragement of financial health and fiscal viability. However, in the educational community, such analysis is uncommon. It has long been argued that educational institutions bear little resemblance to, and should not be treated like, businesses. This research identifies an educational environment where educational institutions are, indeed, businesses, and may greatly benefit from the use of business analyses. The worldwide effort of Education for All (EFA) has focused on primary education, particularly in less developed countries (LDCs). In Sub-Saharan Africa, Uganda increased its ...


Risks And Responsibilities In Establishing A Wireless Network For An Educational Institution, Leigh Knights, Matt Fonceca, Georgina Mack, Andrew Woodward Dec 2006

Risks And Responsibilities In Establishing A Wireless Network For An Educational Institution, Leigh Knights, Matt Fonceca, Georgina Mack, Andrew Woodward

Australian Information Security Management Conference

A wireless network solution is generally implemented when the bounds of walls of buildings and the constraints of wires need to be broken. Wireless technologies provide the potential for freedom of mobility which is undoubtedly a convenience for organisations in today’s market. The security of a wireless network is crucial for data integrity, especially when the data is not secured by the insulation of wires. While data is being transferred across a wireless network, it is vulnerable. There is no room for error, neglect or ignorance from an organisation, as a breech of data integrity can be devastating for ...


Empowering Senior Females By Utilizing Each Female Person's Voice To Create Desired Lifestyle Options, Icydor Aldale Mohabier Dec 2006

Empowering Senior Females By Utilizing Each Female Person's Voice To Create Desired Lifestyle Options, Icydor Aldale Mohabier

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

Interviews of senior females ranging in age from 55 through 72 were conducted between September 2004 and April 2005, in order to determine what lifestyle options this group would like made available to them. The participants represented a sample of senior females who had different backgrounds, including culture, education level, and economic circumstance. Although all the participants had very different lifestyles at the time of their interviews, most were satisfied with their current lifestyles but wanted to change something about it. The research results indicate that there are three desired lifestyle options that senior females want: socializing, improving their health ...


Integrating The Southeastern's Spanish Legacy Into The Educational Curriculum, James D. Spirek Dec 2006

Integrating The Southeastern's Spanish Legacy Into The Educational Curriculum, James D. Spirek

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Ilr Impact Brief – Gender, Promotion, And Raises: Sometimes The Advantage Goes To Men, Francine D. Blau , Jed Devaro Dec 2006

Ilr Impact Brief – Gender, Promotion, And Raises: Sometimes The Advantage Goes To Men, Francine D. Blau , Jed Devaro

Policy & Issue Briefs

Prior studies looking at gender discrimination in the workplace, in the form of promotions and/or raises, have yielded mixed results. Research focusing on promotions has found that women are promoted less often than men, more often than men, and at equal rates. Research assessing both promotions and wages, grounded in the notion that promotions signal a status change that warrants additional compensation, has also produced no consensus on outcomes. This particular study, however, used unique data on recently hired workers at a broad sample of companies that enabled the authors to control for workers’ job performance, educational attainment, and ...


Guideposts For Success, National Center On Workforce And Disability/Youth Dec 2006

Guideposts For Success, National Center On Workforce And Disability/Youth

GLADNET Collection

[Excerpt] he transition from youth to adulthood is challenging for almost every young person. This is particularly true for young people with disabilities. Yet, it is in those critical transition-age years that a young person’s future can be determined. Part of a successful future includes finding and keeping work. The total employment rate is projected to increase by 15% in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Employment in occupations that generally require a college degree or other postsecondary credential is projected to grow much faster than other jobs across all occupations. Jobs requiring work-related training will still account ...


Teaching Time Savers: Some Advice On Giving Advice, Michael E. Orrison Jr. Dec 2006

Teaching Time Savers: Some Advice On Giving Advice, Michael E. Orrison Jr.

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

There are always a lot of questions that need to be answered at the beginning of a course. When are office hours? What are the grading policies? How many exams will there be? Will late homework be accepted? We have all seen the answers to these sorts of questions form the bulk of a standard course syllabus, and most of us feel an obligation (and rightly so) to provide such information.


Content Subjects And Reading: Are All Teachers Reading Teachers?, Jill A. Jones Dec 2006

Content Subjects And Reading: Are All Teachers Reading Teachers?, Jill A. Jones

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Developing And Implementing Successful Transition Strategies For Middle To High School Students In Glenwood, Iowa, Russell E. Finken Dec 2006

Developing And Implementing Successful Transition Strategies For Middle To High School Students In Glenwood, Iowa, Russell E. Finken

Student Work

The purpose of this study was to obtain perceptions from school staff of the eighth to ninth grade transitional issues that contribute to an increase in academic failures during the ninth grade year. Areas of focus included: teacher/school academic and behavioral expectations, teacher perceptions of concerns, programming and curriculum at each school, student academic preparedness, student social/emotional capabilities, student academic success, student attendance, and parental involvement. Staff members from the middle (eighth grade) and high school (ninth grade) levels were gathered together to discuss transitional issues and develop an action plan to improve transitional challenges in the Glenwood ...


Developing A Program For Creative Leadership Training And Education Phase I: A Model And Strategies For Implementation, Algene Steele Dec 2006

Developing A Program For Creative Leadership Training And Education Phase I: A Model And Strategies For Implementation, Algene Steele

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project contains the background and process of development for a creative leadership training and education program for personnel and students of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, resulting from the merging of two independent initiatives put forth by the author and Dr. Ray Eldridge, Dean of the School of Business, Freed-Hardeman University. The process used to develop the initiative, the strategies applied to build support and those planned to implement the program are included, as well as support materials for the program and an explanation and diagramming of a fully accommodating model of content known as the Freed-Hardeman University Model ...


Derrida, Deconstruction And A Dialogue On The Contemporary Nursing Curriculum, Catherine Louise Gilbert Dec 2006

Derrida, Deconstruction And A Dialogue On The Contemporary Nursing Curriculum, Catherine Louise Gilbert

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This theoretical inquiry utilizes the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and deconstruction to begin a discourse on the disconnect between student learning and nursing education within the academy. By entering into a thoughtful, reasoned and responsible critique of the nursing curriculum, this journey of discovery examines those constructs integral to nursing education: students, teachers, identity, the art and science of nursing, the curriculum, power and control, and the university, their (dis)connectedness and begins a dialogue that positions nursing education as the legitimate professional nursing curricula for the next millennium. This journey of discovery recognizes an underlying thesis; meaningful learning that ...


Ethics And School, Arthur Lang Nov 2006

Ethics And School, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

My philosophy of education maintains that a liberal education in mathematics, science, history, and literature cultivates reason and knowledge, developing the ability for a student to make practical choices and most importantly, the moral sensibilities of the student. The ethics of the school is essential.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/32 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/32 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Escuela en el mundo campesino quechua : tensiones socioculturales entre modos de socialización de conocimientos / Jaime Zambrana Vargas.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/30 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/30 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Relationships between high-stakes testing policies and student achievement after controlling for demographic factors in aggregated data / Gregory J. Marchant, Sharon E. Paulson [and] Adam Shunk.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/31 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/31 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

No More Aggregate NAEP Studies? / Sherman Dorn.


How Long Does It Take A Peanut To Burn?, University Relations Nov 2006

How Long Does It Take A Peanut To Burn?, University Relations

Campus News Archive

How long does it take a peanut to burn? If you had 40 pieces of candy to divide among 40 people, would you keep all of it or would you share it equally with the entire group? These are among the renewable energy questions that junior high students from Buffalo found answers to when they visited UMM.


Strange Way Home, Seema Raju Mukhi Nov 2006

Strange Way Home, Seema Raju Mukhi

Theses

Set in India, this novel follows the narrator, sixteen-year-old Asha Mehtani, in her two-year struggle to decide between following tradition and following her own desires. Asha encounters an American teacher at her school who encourages her to read, to learn, and to follow her own path in life. But Asha¿s parents want her to get married right after she finishes high school, in an arranged marriage. By refusing to get married, Asha will damage her family¿s reputation and ruin her younger sister¿s chances of finding a good husband. Will Asha choose to follow her heart, to go ...


International Education Week 2006 Nov 2006

International Education Week 2006

Diversity Programs

Lectures during International Education Week, November 2006.


Defining The Components Of Academic Self-Efficacy In Navajo American Indian High School Students, Thomas R. Golightly Nov 2006

Defining The Components Of Academic Self-Efficacy In Navajo American Indian High School Students, Thomas R. Golightly

All Theses and Dissertations

The academic difficulties experienced by a majority of Navajo American Indian students are well documented. Past research has focused on a variety of internal and external factors which possibly explain some of these difficulties. Low levels of academic self-efficacy (ASE) has been identified as one of the factors possibly contributing to lower than expected rates of academic achievement and low post-secondary education retention rates in this population. This investigation sought to further define the component structures of ASE using theoretical structures postulated by Bandura (1977a, 1997), namely: past success, modeling, verbal persuasion, and emotional arousal. Information about grade point averages ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/29 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/29 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Estudio multinivel basado en PISA 2003 : factores de eficacia escolar en el área de matemáticas / Covadonga Ruiz de Miguel [and] María Castro Morera.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/28 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 2006

Education Policy Analysis Archives 14/28 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

School size student achievement and the power rating of poverty: substantive finding or statistical artifact? / Theodore Coladarci.


A Decade Of Reflection: Early Childhood Care And Education In Ireland 1996-2006, Noirin Hayes, Siobhan Bradley Nov 2006

A Decade Of Reflection: Early Childhood Care And Education In Ireland 1996-2006, Noirin Hayes, Siobhan Bradley

Conference Papers

You are welcome to the first seminar in a CSER series intended to consider aspects of early childhood education and care1 [ECEC] from a policy, research and practice perspective and promote discussion and debate. In this introduction to the seminar I want to outline some of the thinking behind the topic for today and present - with limited elaboration - a personal reflection to add to the discussion and debate. In choosing to reflect on the development and impact of early childhood education and care policy in Ireland it is no surprise that the decade 1996 - 2006 should act as the framework ...


Engineering The Future: Staying Competitive In The Global Economy, Paul A. Camuti Nov 2006

Engineering The Future: Staying Competitive In The Global Economy, Paul A. Camuti

Online Journal for Global Engineering Education

Maintaining and bolstering America's position as an innovation and technology leader requires aggressive, progressive and creative curricular changes in engineering education. Preparing future engineers in the Age of Globalization requires additional skill sets beyond traditional technical capabilities, drawn from the humanities, social sciences and, above all, foreign languages. The author discusses how Siemens Corporation has been navigating the opportunities and pitfalls presented by globalization by seeking out and developing "Renaissance Engineers."


Construction Trades Academy At Lakewood High School, Arthur Lang Nov 2006

Construction Trades Academy At Lakewood High School, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

Small Schools are schools within schools, autonomous of their district and the larger school building principal in which they reside. They are distinct from one another, focused and committed to equity. They are made up of an interdisciplinary team of teachers that share a few hundred or less students in common for instruction. Giving students an opportunity to engage in the construction industry in their home-town will integrate real-world skills into their study of mathematics and connect their lives to their schools and community, making achievment and graduation more meaningful.


Birth Order, Educational Achievement And Earnings: An Investigation Using The Psid, Jasmin Kantarevic, Stéphane Fabrice Mechoulan Nov 2006

Birth Order, Educational Achievement And Earnings: An Investigation Using The Psid, Jasmin Kantarevic, Stéphane Fabrice Mechoulan

Stéphane Mechoulan

We examine the implications of being early in the birth order, and whether there exists, within large families, a pattern of falling then rising attainment with respect to birth order. Unlike other studies using U.S. data, we go beyond grade for age and look at racial differences. Drawing from OLS and fixed effects estimations, we find that being first-born confers a significant educational advantage that persists when considering earnings; being last-born confers none. These effects are significant for large black families at the high school level, and for white families of any size at both high school and college ...


Ilr Impact Brief – Diversity And Inclusion: Is There Really A Difference?, Quinetta M. Roberson Nov 2006

Ilr Impact Brief – Diversity And Inclusion: Is There Really A Difference?, Quinetta M. Roberson

Policy & Issue Briefs

By almost any measure, workforce heterogeneity is increasing. With more women, ethnic and racial. minorities, and people with different lifestyles and learning styles holding down jobs, employers are searching for strategies that effectively and efficiently put these varied skills and perspectives to maximal use. Traditional approaches to diversity management include targeted recruitment, career development, mentoring, and education and training. Some organizations, however, take a broader view and seek to eliminate barriers to full utilization of varied worker competencies. This latter approach stresses inclusion, rather than diversity, and typically involves initiatives that focus on employee participation, enhanced communication, and stronger community ...


Implementing Reading Response Logs In An Intermediate Classroom To Increase Student Interest And Comprehension, Carrie Winegar Risley Nov 2006

Implementing Reading Response Logs In An Intermediate Classroom To Increase Student Interest And Comprehension, Carrie Winegar Risley

All Graduate Projects

This study includes a brief explanation of the history of reader response and the purpose behind the theory as well as how to apply the theory to classroom practices when teaching literature and reading. Reader response is the reader's reaction to what he/she has read. This can include making connections, asking questions, clarifying information, evaluating the author's craft and making predictions. The reader's response can be oral or in written form. The study includes examples of the application of reader response in classrooms ranging from the primary level through the high school level and an explanation ...