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Creating, Resisting Or Neglecting Change: Exploring The Complexities Of Accessible Education For Students With Disabilities, Elizabeth Marquis, Bonny Jung, Ann Fudge-Schormans, Susan Vajoczki, Robert Wilton, Susan Baptiste, Anju Joshi Dec 2012

Creating, Resisting Or Neglecting Change: Exploring The Complexities Of Accessible Education For Students With Disabilities, Elizabeth Marquis, Bonny Jung, Ann Fudge-Schormans, Susan Vajoczki, Robert Wilton, Susan Baptiste, Anju Joshi

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Recent teaching and learning scholarship has documented the importance of uncovering and removing barriers to learning experienced by students with disabilities (e.g., Cook, Rumrill, & Tankersley, 2009). At the same time, in Ontario, new legislation is making this issue especially pronounced. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA, 2005), mandates universal access for persons with disabilities, requiring the removal of barriers to their full participation in all aspects of society, including higher education. This article reports on the first phase of a larger project designed to collect qualitative data about the effects of the AODA legislation on the teaching and learning environment at one University. Building on previous work that investigates students with disabilities’ experiences of tertiary learning (e.g., Healey, Bradley, Fuller, & Hall, 2006), it reports on the results of semistructured interviews that explored the ways in which students with and without disabilities, instructors, administrators, and staff perceive the relative accessibility and inclusiveness of teaching and learning at this institution, with an eye to ultimately enhancing learning for all students.

Results from this first phase suggest a number of areas in which both barriers to and facilitators of educational accessibility exist at the study University, including: attitudes; knowledge; disciplinary features; pedagogical choices; and, institutional practices. We suggest that these findings may be of relevance to others in different constituencies and contexts, and provide recommendations for enacting change related to teaching and learning accessibility and thereby improving the student learning experience.

L’avancement récent des connaissances en enseignement et en apprentissage a permis de documenter l’importance de dévoiler et de surmonter les obstacles à l’apprentissage des étudiants ayant des incapacités (p ...


Voice Recitals At The Unl School Of Music: Compilation Study, Audrey M. Nicholson Dec 2012

Voice Recitals At The Unl School Of Music: Compilation Study, Audrey M. Nicholson

Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music

An informative compilation of Voice Recitals at the UNL School of Music categorized by Masters, DMA, and Faculty recitals from 1988-2012. Information includes: composer, work title, song title, performer, performance date, instrumentation, audio availability, and online program link.

"Download" button links to pdf version of file. Spreadsheet version (.xls) is attached below as "Related file." ".xlr" files are spreadsheets and can be opened from MS Excel.


The Life Writing Of Hart, Inspector-General Of The Imperial Maritime Customs Service, Henk Vynckier, Chihyun Chang Dec 2012

The Life Writing Of Hart, Inspector-General Of The Imperial Maritime Customs Service, Henk Vynckier, Chihyun Chang

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "The Life Writing of Hart, Inspector-General of the Imperial Maritime Customs Service" Henk Vynckier and Chihyun Chang analyze the life and writing of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911). Hart arrived in China in 1854 and served as Inspector-General of the Imperial Maritime Customs Service 1863-1911. Although Hart disparaged his own role, Jonathan Spence views him as a key adviser to the Qing government. Despite of the historical importance of Hart's texts, of his seventy-seven volume diary only eight of the volumes have been published and the remaining volumes remain largely unexamined. Vynckier and Chang examine the complex ...


Coming Out : Sexual Orientation Disclosure To Siblings, Rachel M. Gottesman Dec 2012

Coming Out : Sexual Orientation Disclosure To Siblings, Rachel M. Gottesman

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

This qualitative study explores LGBTQ individuals' experiences navigating sexual orientation disclosure to their sibling(s). The purpose of the study was to examine the role siblings play in sexual orientation disclosure, how and why LGBTQ identified individuals 'come out' to their sibling(s), and provide a glimpse into their experiences of this disclosure. Eleven individuals, ages 25–32 who identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bi–sexual, Transgender or Queer were interviewed via open–ended, semi–structured interviews. LGBTQ participants were asked to speak about their sibling(s) relationship prior to and following their sexual orientation disclosure and the trajectory of their ...


Bloodsport And The Michael Vick Dogfighting Case: A Critical Cultural Analysis, Wil Massey Dec 2012

Bloodsport And The Michael Vick Dogfighting Case: A Critical Cultural Analysis, Wil Massey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

After law enforcement officials in Virginia found evidence of a dogfighting operation, the owner, National Football League star Michael Vick, became one of the most vilified figures in America for supporting a bloodsport that inflicts debilitating bodily harm on dogs. This thesis examines that case in light of the long human history of breeding fighting dogs for war and competitive entertainment. A content analysis was performed on a sample of news reports and opinion pieces that were published in three media outlets. Reactions to the Vick case illuminated strong popular opposition to dogfighting. Findings explore how strong anti-dogfighting views appeared ...


Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Lee Yowell Dec 2012

Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Lee Yowell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This quantitative study examined the perceptions of selected university administrators and legislators concerning levels of support for Tennessee public higher education. The purpose of the study was to gain a greater understanding among the various constituents as to the needs and restraints facing higher education funding. The population targeted for this study was comprised of 132 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), the President of the University of Tennessee System, and 36 Chief Administrators at 9 state-supported universities. The principal investigator ...


Examining Eurozone Divergence, Charles Noble Dec 2012

Examining Eurozone Divergence, Charles Noble

Economics Theses

This paper provides a brief history of European integration followed by an examination of the Eurozone financial crisis and the economic divergence among particular economies (Germany compared with Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Ireland) it induced. Afterwards a list of structural and policy reforms meant to achieve economic convergence is provided. The paper concludes that in order for the Eurozone to achieve economic convergence, it would be best if Greece and Portugal exited the monetary union. The smaller, more homogeneous union could then more readily achieve economic convergence to function, both politically and economically, as a sustainable monetary union.


"The River Duddon" And William Wordsworth's Evolving Poetics Of Collection, Shannon Melee Stimpson Dec 2012

"The River Duddon" And William Wordsworth's Evolving Poetics Of Collection, Shannon Melee Stimpson

All Theses and Dissertations

Despite its impact in generating a more positive reception toward Wordsworth's work among his contemporaries, The River Duddon volume has received comparatively little critical attention in recent scholarship. On some level, this is unsurprising given the relative unpopularity of Wordsworth's later work among modern readers, but I believe that the relative shortage of critical scholarship on The River Duddon is due, at least in part, to a symptomatic failure to read the volume in its entirety. This essay takes up the challenge of following Wordsworth's directive to read The River Duddon volume as a unified whole. While ...


The Edition, 7th Of December, 2012, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2012, Dit News Society Dec 2012

The Edition, 7th Of December, 2012, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2012, Dit News Society

Student Publications

No abstract provided.


The Cowl - Vol Lxxvii - No. 12 - Dec 6, 2012 Dec 2012

The Cowl - Vol Lxxvii - No. 12 - Dec 6, 2012

The Cowl

The Cowl - student newspaper of Providence College. Vol LXXVII - No. 12 - December 6, 2012. 32 pages.


Negotiating In Business, Politics And Peace, George J. Mitchell Dec 2012

Negotiating In Business, Politics And Peace, George J. Mitchell

Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series

Table of Contents

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice – p. 3
Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series – p. 4
Biography of Senator George J. Mitchell – p. 7
Welcome to Lecture – Edward C. Luck, PhD – p. 8
Introduction of Speaker – Julie H. Sullivan, PhD – p. 9
Lecture – Negotiating in Business, Politics and Peace – p. 10
Questions and Answers – p. 20
Related Resources – p. 26


December 6, 2012, James Madison University Dec 2012

December 6, 2012, James Madison University

The Breeze, 2010-

The Breeze is the student newspaper of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Supporting Caste: The Origins Of Racism In Colonial Virginia, Patrick D. Anderson Dec 2012

Supporting Caste: The Origins Of Racism In Colonial Virginia, Patrick D. Anderson

Grand Valley Journal of History

In 17th century Virginia, lower class whites and blacks coordinated on multiple occasions to resist the power of the ruling class elites. By the late 19th century, white laborers viewed the newly freed slaves through racist precepts and the two groups clashed on a regular basis. The aim of this essay is to explain how the shift from racial solidarity to racial antagonism occurred. Racist ideology originated in the minds of the elites and they attempted to separate the restless lower class along racial lines, first, by legal reforms, second, by creating a separate class of enslaved blacks. Anti-black racism ...


Mapping Connections : Postcolonial, Feminist And Legal Theory, Ian Duncanson, Nan Seuffert Dec 2012

Mapping Connections : Postcolonial, Feminist And Legal Theory, Ian Duncanson, Nan Seuffert

Professor Nan Seuffert

Introduction to special issue of collected papers from symposium 'Mapping Law at the Margins', Brisbane, December 2004 - covering operation of the law at the intersections of race, class and gender from colonial times to the present through the lens of postcolonial theory. This Special Issue of the Australian Feminist Law journal collects papers largely from the second Symposium 'Mapping Law at the Margins' Brisbane, December 2004, organized to make visible the operation of the law at the intersections of race, class and gender from colonial times to the present through the lenses of postcolonial theory. Practices of map drawing were ...


A Biblical Theology Of Power, Lynn R. Buzzard Dec 2012

A Biblical Theology Of Power, Lynn R. Buzzard

Lynn R. Buzzard

No abstract provided.


Current, December 03, 2012, University Of Missouri-St. Louis Dec 2012

Current, December 03, 2012, University Of Missouri-St. Louis

Current (2010s)

No abstract provided.


December 3, 2012, James Madison University Dec 2012

December 3, 2012, James Madison University

The Breeze, 2010-

The Breeze is the student newspaper of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Walking Among Ruins In Babylon, Alan Mcmonagle Dec 2012

Walking Among Ruins In Babylon, Alan Mcmonagle

Valparaiso Fiction Review

No abstract provided.


Fragmented Histories: 1798 And The Irish National Tale, Colleen Booker Halverson Dec 2012

Fragmented Histories: 1798 And The Irish National Tale, Colleen Booker Halverson

Theses and Dissertations

The 1798 rebellion radically transformed the social and political landscape of Ireland, but it would also have a dramatic impact on Anglo-Irish authors writing in its grim aftermath. Numerous critics have characterized the early Irish novel as "unstable" and suggest that the interruptions, the inverted, overlapping narratives, and the heteroglossia that pervade these novels are a by-product of these authors' tumultuous times. These Anglo-Irish novels may appear as "unstable" texts, but their "instability," I would argue, is a strategic maneuver, a critique of the idea of "stability" itself as it is presented through the "civilizing," modernizing mission of imperialism. When ...


An Anaylsis Of Patient-Physician Discourse: Comparing Physician Diagnostic Scripts To Patient Social Script Expectations, Denis Grimes Dec 2012

An Anaylsis Of Patient-Physician Discourse: Comparing Physician Diagnostic Scripts To Patient Social Script Expectations, Denis Grimes

Theses and Dissertations

This study examines how participants interpret physicians' diagnostic discourse and physician interruptions during the patient's disclosure of problems and concerns. Using medical diagnostic scripts written for upper respiratory infections, participants' reactions to physician attentiveness and physician interruptions were measured. When physicians interrupt patients during the patient's disclosure of problems and concerns, interruptions violate patient's social script expectations and negatively affect patient satisfaction. Physicians' demonstrations of attentiveness and explanations of the purposes for the interruptions do not compensate for interruption's effects, and satisfaction with physician behavior is reduced.


The Principle Of The Fragility Of Good Things, Bernadette Esposito Dec 2012

The Principle Of The Fragility Of Good Things, Bernadette Esposito

The Iowa Review

No abstract provided.


Dealing With The Past In A Post-Conflict Society: Does The Participation Of Women Matter? Insights From Northern Ireland, Catherine O'Rourke Dec 2012

Dealing With The Past In A Post-Conflict Society: Does The Participation Of Women Matter? Insights From Northern Ireland, Catherine O'Rourke

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


He Honored Death, Too: The Subterranean Life Of Jack Kerouac, Christopher Wayne Dec 2012

He Honored Death, Too: The Subterranean Life Of Jack Kerouac, Christopher Wayne

History Theses

Regarded as the founder of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac is upheld as a symbol of post-war freedom and opportunity in America, a precursor of the cultural shift of the 1960s. This paper is an exploration of the lesser known traits of Kerouac: qualities that are in conflict with the persona that is most closely associated with the author. The thesis begins with an examination of Kerouac’s childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts, and his exposure to those traits he adopted in adulthood, and chronicles events in his life that display his subversive character. The main argument of the thesis is ...


The Polticial Implications Of Gulliver's Travels, Shenitria Myles Dec 2012

The Polticial Implications Of Gulliver's Travels, Shenitria Myles

XULAneXUS

No abstract provided.


Brown Study An Original Musical Recording, Alan Clark Dec 2012

Brown Study An Original Musical Recording, Alan Clark

HIM 1990-2015

For a year and a spring semester, I have been in the works of a school music project. I set out to make a record of ten self-penned songs. Along the length of the project, I would discover musicians and recording artists. I notated my songs on a staff and recorded demos to assist players of drums, electric bass, French horn, and violin. I play guitar, percussion, synthesized instruments, and do all of the singing on Brown Study, the record's title. The technology used to create the songs include a Tascam 2488 (home digital recording device), computers, printers, cell ...


On Becoming "Citizen": The Rhetorical Work Of "Immigrancy" In American National Fantasy, Meryl Jeannette Irwin Dec 2012

On Becoming "Citizen": The Rhetorical Work Of "Immigrancy" In American National Fantasy, Meryl Jeannette Irwin

Theses and Dissertations

The decade of the 2000s witnessed a series of events that challenged traditional notions of America as an "exceptional" nation, one that had withstood or escaped the crises that toppled other global forces until the United States remained the final superpower. These ten years opened with a presidential election decided not by the Electoral College but by the Supreme Court, advanced through terrorist attacks on home soil and the devastating ramifications of military, policy, and moral reevaluation in their wake, to reach a close in the worst failure of capitalism since the Great Depression. Newly identified terror networks "hated" the ...


President's Newsletter, Brooks Keel Dec 2012

President's Newsletter, Brooks Keel

President's Newsletter (2012-2016)

No abstract provided.


Éire Higher Education: What American Can Learn From Ireland, Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna Dec 2012

Éire Higher Education: What American Can Learn From Ireland, Joni E. Finney, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

In July 2012, the executive doctoral class of 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Management Program in the Graduate School of Education conducted an in-depth comparative study of higher education in Ireland. The international study, an important component of the executive doctoral program, was structured to model research that we completed on the relationship between public policy and performance in five U.S. states: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Texas and Washington (http://www.gse.upenn.edu/irhe/srp). This research provided the foundation for the students’ research. Students examined four performance areas related to Irish higher education: 1 ...


Rediscovering Ferdinand David's Violin Pedagogy Through His Violinschule And Zur Violinschule, Cameo Jong Dec 2012

Rediscovering Ferdinand David's Violin Pedagogy Through His Violinschule And Zur Violinschule, Cameo Jong

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Wilma Dykeman: Wellspring Of Ecofeminism In The Appalachian South, Viki Dasher Rouse Dec 2012

Wilma Dykeman: Wellspring Of Ecofeminism In The Appalachian South, Viki Dasher Rouse

Theses and Dissertations (All)

This ecofeminist study champions Wilma Dykeman as an important early twentieth-century voice for feminism, environmental responsibility, and civil rights, at the same time that it questions the traditional marginalization of regional literature. I begin by placing Dykeman's work in context with that of other writers, providing biographical details as needed for contextualizing her thematic concerns. The focus then shifts to Dykeman's texts and examines her treatment of women's issues, environmental concerns, and social issues of race, class, and socioeconomic status. I assert that, although the school of ecofeminism had not fully come into its own during Dykeman ...