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The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The ideology of Critical Language Awareness is an integral part of any successful language education system. This area of specialization has played an important role in the development of sociolinguistics study. CLA expands substantially over a wide range of factors including language acquisition and variety, as well as human identity factors. Before diving into critical language awareness studies and its wide practices, the definition of CLA, according to Fiarcough, includes “how language conventions and language practices are invested with power relations and ideological process which people are often unaware of” (205). That is, language is not only a mean of ...


Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim Dec 2011

Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The article includes a brief discussion of the following topics: Who is better in learning a second language: Kids or Adults. The nature of mistakes in second language acquisition. The issue of Bilingualism.


"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2011

"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma Oct 2011

Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma

Prof Ben Chuka Osisioma

Passion is great enthusiasm, very strong emotion, a willingness to sacrifice. Men and women with passion outpace themselves as they go beyond mere talent, to leave their impact on society. Nigerian education needs teachers with passion – men and women with fire in their bones, impatient for lasting and enduring results. Such extra-ordinary pedagogues are people who will give themselves as ministers and missionaries in the temple of education.


A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr. Aug 2011

A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Since the election of the first American college president in 1640—Henry Dunster of Harvard College—the position of president has been one of extreme responsibility and high visibility. There are many questions regarding how best to prepare individuals to attain this role (Chandler, 2006). Individuals come to the presidency from a variety of environments. Some come from corporations, some from governmental settings, and others come through traditional academic venues, having received doctoral degrees in an academic field of study. Recent data from the American Council of Education (2008) reported that over 40% of college and university presidents have earned ...


Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner Jul 2011

Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner

Deborah K Sterner

No abstract provided.


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson May 2011

Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson

Petra A Robinson

Founded on the significance of the skin bleaching phenomenon in Jamaica, and the persistent influences of colonialism, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to explore the skin bleaching phenomenon and (b) to provide a snapshot of how colonialism (despite national independence) influences perceptions of beauty and identity in Jamaica, particularly through informal learning. Based on an empirical study, the research sought to explore and understand the perceptions and motivations behind the practice of skin bleaching, given the historical and social context, and how it influenced the participants’ perceptions of beauty and identity.


“A Presidential Curriculum: A Four Stage Model For The University Presidency ”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Mar 2011

“A Presidential Curriculum: A Four Stage Model For The University Presidency ”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD, COI

No abstract provided.


“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells Feb 2011

“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz Jan 2011

Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

This short nontechnical article reviews the Arrow Impossibility Theorem and its implications for rational democratic decisionmaking. In the 1950s, economist Kenneth J. Arrow proved that no method for producing a unique social choice involving at least three choices and three actors could satisfy four seemingly obvious constraints that are practically constitutive of democratic decisionmaking. Any such method must violate such a constraint and risks leading to disturbingly irrational results such and Condorcet cycling. I explain the theorem in plain, nonmathematical language, and discuss the history, range, and prospects of avoiding what seems like a fundamental theoretical challenge to the possibility ...


Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2011

Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper is articulated in the interest of new entrants into the profession of adult education, to colleagues – educators and non-educators, who may wish to share in this all- embracing and encompassing discipline which seems to be confusing to many people, also for the advancement of knowledge in this area of study. The paper explains why the concept of adult education seems confusing, reviews some definitions of adult education by different authors, proposes some definitions, highlighted andragogy as conceived by Malcolm Knowles and pointed out that it should not be viewed as being in sharp contrast with pedagogy in the ...


The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2011

The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2010

“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti Apr 2010

Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

DePaul University as institution and community is investing in sustainable values aligned with its mission. This requires a clear vision and collaborative efforts that go beyond disciplines and colleges. This presentation illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities for implementing sustainability across DePaul university, a Catholic, Vincentian and urban institution.


“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr. Mar 2010

“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Factors Affecting Active Community Participation In Adult Literacy And Non Formal Education Programme In Anambra State, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2010

Factors Affecting Active Community Participation In Adult Literacy And Non Formal Education Programme In Anambra State, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

The purpose of the study was to find out factors affecting active community participation in adult literacy and non-formal education programmes in Anambra state. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design was descriptive involving 475 respondents selected from participants in the UNICEF assisted adult literacy and non formal education programme through disproportionate stratified random sampling technique. Data were collected using a 27 item questionnaire. Mean scores were used in answering the research questions, while t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.5 level of significance. The findings indicated among others that lack of ...


“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2009

“Quality Assured? Comparative Perspectives On Benchmarks And Standards In Higher Education” (Accepted), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The objective of the symposium is to highlight the various ways in which higher education systems and institutions around the world deliver programs and monitor quality through various internal and external mechanisms. It also seeks to promote professional dialogue among those responsible for designing, delivering, assessing, and assuring quality in Higher Education Administration professional preparation programs in a multiplicity of settings.


Participatory Adult Learning Professional Development Strategy: Evidence And Examples, Carol M. Trivette Jul 2009

Participatory Adult Learning Professional Development Strategy: Evidence And Examples, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

No abstract provided.


“National Holmes Scholars-A Model Of Excellence”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Jan 2009

“National Holmes Scholars-A Model Of Excellence”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya Mar 2008

Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya

Frede G Moreno

Participatory decision-making and teachers’ morale are positively and significantly correlated in public secondary schools in Zamboanga City, Philippines. Public secondary school teachers in Zamboanga City have High Morale in their work performance as teachers. This is evident in decision-making processes and activities regarding high school students with disciplinary problems, selection of the honor students, planning of the yearly In-Service Training for Teachers (INSET), preparation of the calendar of activities and conduct of remedial classes for slow learners.


Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya Mar 2008

Participatory Decision-Making Vis-A-Vis Teachers' Morale And Students' Achievements In Public Secondary Schools In Zamboanga City, Philippines, Socorro P. Canaya

Frede G Moreno

Participatory decision-making and teachers’ morale are positively and significantly correlated in public secondary schools in Zamboanga City, Philippines. Public secondary school teachers in Zamboanga City have High Morale in their work performance as teachers. This is evident in decision-making processes and activities regarding high school students with disciplinary problems, selection of the honor students, planning of the yearly In-Service Training for Teachers (INSET), preparation of the calendar of activities and conduct of remedial classes for slow learners.


Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2008

Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study sought to develop and validate a Physical Education Achievement Test (PEAT) which will be used for accurate assessment of adult learners in basic education. Eight items were developed and pilot tested. Validation and reliability were determined using Kuder-Richardson formula ‘21’. Based on the results some recommendations were made.


College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jan 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


Health Education Achievement Test, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Dec 2007

Health Education Achievement Test, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Prof. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study developed and validated a diagnostic health education achievement test for adult learners in Anambra State. Two research questions and a research hypothesis guided the study. The instrument was pretested. Following the result of the pilot test, a total of 96 multiple choice test items were administered to 1, 342 adult learners. The analysis of the data was carried out using item analysis. Kuder-Richardson formula ‘21’ was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument. Finally, t-test was used to test the hypothesis. Based on the results, some recommendations were made.


Masculinity In The Quad, Michael Kaufman, Jason A. Laker Feb 2007

Masculinity In The Quad, Michael Kaufman, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


Review Of The Book: One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional And Innovative Models Of Student Affairs Practice, Jason A. Laker Jan 2007

Review Of The Book: One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional And Innovative Models Of Student Affairs Practice, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


Using Emerging Technologies To Serve The Underserved, Andree Robinson-Neal Dec 2006

Using Emerging Technologies To Serve The Underserved, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

Community colleges in America developed out of a need to fill the gap between high school or technical education and university-level study. The two-year postsecondary experience which is typically offered at locations that are “community friendly” has attracted persons of color and those with more conservative economic means in ever-increasing numbers. Historically, these marginalized populations have experienced educational inequalities in larger numbers than other groups. As statistics show increasing enrollments from members of these groups, community colleges must provide and improve services that appropriately address both student need and societal demand. Students who are able to successfully obtain transfer to ...


The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal Jan 2006

The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

The historical evolution of education and impact of its inequalities have not been televised. The world is more often exposed to “overcomology” —society’s assertion that oppressed peoples or so-called minorities have overcome past injustices and are now able to access the same educational opportunities as so-called majority groups. This paper provides a Gil Scott-Heron-esque review of the effects of inequalities on this key social institution.


A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2006

A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper examines the concept of empowerment. It also discusses some of the income generating activities of the Agency for Adult and Non-formal Education (AANFE), Oyo State. This was with the view to determining how income-generating activities have helped adult women to develop skills in their different vocations and how these programmes have made participants to become self-reliant and improved their standard of living. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 significant levels. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A total number of 1,500 women were randomly selected from those who had graduated from ...