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Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz Dec 2000

Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz

Nancy K. Franz

I have a passion and a bias. I am passionate about the important role of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in civic renewal. My bias is that extension workers (also known as agents or educators) are the key to civic renewal throughout the United States. No other institution has the same ability to reach all of America with education and organizing efforts. With extension workers in every county in the nation, this group of professionals and their work cut across age, race, ethnicity, religion, geography and many other demographic characteristics. Extension has a long history of being active in civic ...


Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd Sep 2000

Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

Extensive research and experiences have been conducted in to the processes necessary for moving a university or college toward a lifelong learning orientation. These ideas are presented here for consideration and assistance for these who wish to implement and test the ideas in new and different contexts. This paper focuses on the following elements: A definition of lifelong learning; Criteria producing a solution to today's lifelong learning issues, Faculty development of good practice oriented toward understanding and helping adults learn; Domains for planning and implementing a successful lifelong learning institution; Understanding developments that will change the environment in which ...


Final Report Of The Community College Chancellor And Presidential Seminar, June 30 2000, Linda Serra Hagedorn Aug 2000

Final Report Of The Community College Chancellor And Presidential Seminar, June 30 2000, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

As part of the Higher Education for a New Century Conference held at the University of Southern California, we convened an invited one-day seminar for community college presidents and chancellors. The invitation list included the chancellors from Los Angeles and Orange County as well as all of the campus presidents from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino County. The purpose of the day was to discuss the future of community colleges in southern California and to share ideas, concerns, and best practices. The following provides the minutes and conclusions from the one-day seminar attended by 18 Southern California Community ...


Mentoring For University Outreach And Extension, John A. Henschke Edd Aug 2000

Mentoring For University Outreach And Extension, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

No abstract provided.


Maps Study Final Report For The Program “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg Aug 2000

Maps Study Final Report For The Program “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

Evaluation of the first year implementation of the Museums and Public schools (MAPS) initiative is reported. The MAPS initiative is described in its original proposal in the following way: “Guided by the Chicago and Illinois academic standards, (MAPS) …will, over time, make museum resources a creative and integral part of classroom learning and teaching. In so doing, this partnership will enhance teacher knowledge and skills, enrich student educational experiences and advance the educational attainment of all children in Chicago’s public schools. In short, this collaboration is an investment in Chicago’s future.”


North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

The NC State University College of Engineering is an internationally recognized producer of engineers and computer scientists who are prepared to make an immediate contribution to the workforce. Our research faculty are recognized around the world for cutting edge research. Essential to our mission and continued success is a steady stream of top-notch students who contribute to and celebrate ethnic, academic and gender diversity. Each year an entering freshman class of 1100 new engineering students includes 20% women and 20% underrepresented minority students. The rate at which they persist through our undergraduate program is impacted by how they adapt during ...


North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins

Sarah A. Rajala

North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is the largest state-supported university of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina educational system. The College of Engineering at NC State University is among the best in the country, offering outstanding degree programs and preparing students for exciting and rewarding careers. Our graduates are heavily recruited internationally for positions in a variety of settings, including business management, construction, transportation, hardware and software development, computer engineering and design. The College of Engineering comprises 10 departments offering 16 BS, 17 MS, and 14 Ph.D. degree programs and conducts the largest undergraduate ...


Reviewed Work Educating The Disfranchised And Disinherited Samuel Chapman Armstrong And Hampton Institute, 1839-1893 By Robert Francis Engs, Edna Greene Medford Jun 2000

Reviewed Work Educating The Disfranchised And Disinherited Samuel Chapman Armstrong And Hampton Institute, 1839-1893 By Robert Francis Engs, Edna Greene Medford

Edna Greene Medford

No abstract provided.


Bernard Lonergan On A Catholic Liberal Arts Education, Richard M. Liddy Jun 2000

Bernard Lonergan On A Catholic Liberal Arts Education, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Parents Educational Attainment On The Rentension Of African American Students At Predominately White Institutions, Tiffany Gayle Chenault Apr 2000

The Effects Of Parents Educational Attainment On The Rentension Of African American Students At Predominately White Institutions, Tiffany Gayle Chenault

Tiffany Chenault

This study assesses whether parents' educational background positively affects the retention and graduation of African-American students who attend Predominately White Institutions (PWI). Studies that have compared successful African-American students to unsuccessful African-American college students at PWI (Allen, 1985) have suggested that an important factor in understanding these differences in outcome is parents' educational background. College-educated parents may have clearer expectations for their children's college experience and may have instilled different cultural or socialization messages in their children. Those messages could include Historical/Cultural, Black Identity/Self-Concept, Maladaptive, and Residual messages. These children may enter college with clearer ideas of ...


Science, Mathematics And Engineering Graduate Education And Students Of Color, Linda Serra Hagedorn Mar 2000

Science, Mathematics And Engineering Graduate Education And Students Of Color, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Despite the country's general shortage of science, mathematics and engineering (SME) professionals (Holden, 1994), undergraduate education in these fields continues to be more of a "weeding-out" than a cultivation process (Miller, 1993). It may therefore come as little surprise that these fields are predicted to remain dominated by one gender (males) and one race (White) (Grandy, 1997). While the likelihood of students of color entering science, mathematics or engineering fields is slim, for the small number of undergraduate minority students who manage to major in SME the likelihood of remaining in the field and enrolling in subsequent graduate level ...


Black Athletes At The Millenium, Keith Harrison Mar 2000

Black Athletes At The Millenium, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

No abstract provided.


Computers In A Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Genan Anderson Feb 2000

Computers In A Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Review of the process of adding computers to a preschool curriculum while maintaining a focus on exploration and social interactions.


The Effect Of Study Skills Training On United States Air Force Allied Health Students, John C. Griffith Feb 2000

The Effect Of Study Skills Training On United States Air Force Allied Health Students, John C. Griffith

John Griffith

Students given study skills course intervention required significantly fewer academic interventions beyond normal classroom instruction and significantly higher end-of-course averages than student who were not trained in study skills. Additionally, students trained in study skills graduated at a higher rate than students who did not receive the training.


Assessing Expectations Of The First Year Student - Asap, Oscar T. Mcknight Feb 2000

Assessing Expectations Of The First Year Student - Asap, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Summerhill Showdown, Rowan Cahill Jan 2000

Summerhill Showdown, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Discussion of the attempt by the British government in 2000 to close down Summerhill school, the long established progressive school founded by A.S. Neill (1883-1973). The article discusses the ideas and legacy of Neill, and why his approach to education is still radical.


Terminology Work: Tools And Processes That Make A Difference, Uwe Muegge Jan 2000

Terminology Work: Tools And Processes That Make A Difference, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Technical texts, i.e., technical literature proper (data sheets, user documentation, scientific publications, etc.), as well as the whole range of medical and legal texts, have one feature in common: Their authors make generous use of: a) words not in common usage, e.g., dongle (a computer hardware device that prevents unauthorized use of protected software); and/or b) words that are in common usage but have a slightly, or even totally, different meaning in the special language, e.g., bug (in the general sense, this means a small insect, but in the computer software field, this is a small ...


Woordeboeke Gee Leerproses Woema, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 2000

Woordeboeke Gee Leerproses Woema, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

No abstract provided.


Get Emotional, Reesa Sorin Jan 2000

Get Emotional, Reesa Sorin

Reesa Sorin

No abstract provided.


La Reforma De La Educación Superior. Señas Del Debate Internacional A Fin De Siglo, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2000

La Reforma De La Educación Superior. Señas Del Debate Internacional A Fin De Siglo, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

El artículo ubica algunos de los interlocutores relevantes en el debate sobre el rumbo de la educación superior en el siglo XXI, así como señalar las líneas de argumentación más relevantes. Se divide en dos secciones. La primera hace referencia al papel de varias agencias multilaterales en la definición de políticas públicas de educación superiorl. La segunda comenta tres casos nacionales: Francia, Inglaterra y Estados Unidos.


La Reforma De La Educación Superior En América Latina En La Perspectiva De Los Organismos Internacionales, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Armando Alcántara Jan 2000

La Reforma De La Educación Superior En América Latina En La Perspectiva De Los Organismos Internacionales, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Armando Alcántara

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Con el propósito de describir, analizar e ilustrar la participación de organismos multilaterales en la promoción de políticas de educación superior en América Latina, seleccionamos los casos de la UNESCO, el Banco Mundial, el BID y la CEPAL. En la primera parte del artículo se caracteriza el papel y las funciones que desempeñan estas organizaciones, brindando especial atención a la temática relativa de la educación superior. En la segunda parte se sistematizan la principales recomendaciones emitidas y promovidas durante la década de los años noventa del siglo XX.


Die Paradoxie Des Lernens Und Ein Semiotischer Ansatz Zu Ihrer Auflösung, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2000

Die Paradoxie Des Lernens Und Ein Semiotischer Ansatz Zu Ihrer Auflösung, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

No abstract provided.


Mathematik Als Prozess Der Verallgemeinerung Von Zeichen: Eine Exemplarische Unterrichtseinheit Zur Entdeckung Der Inkommensurabilität, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Manfred Plöger Jan 2000

Mathematik Als Prozess Der Verallgemeinerung Von Zeichen: Eine Exemplarische Unterrichtseinheit Zur Entdeckung Der Inkommensurabilität, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Manfred Plöger

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

No abstract provided.


Emic And Etic Perspectives On Culturally-Relevant Text For All Students: Moving Beyond A Tacit Reading Of Chicano Multicultural Literature, Heriberto Godina Phd, R. Mccoy Jan 2000

Emic And Etic Perspectives On Culturally-Relevant Text For All Students: Moving Beyond A Tacit Reading Of Chicano Multicultural Literature, Heriberto Godina Phd, R. Mccoy

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Predictors Of College Adjustment And Success: Similarities And Differences Among Southeast-Asian Americans, Amy Strage Jan 2000

Predictors Of College Adjustment And Success: Similarities And Differences Among Southeast-Asian Americans, Amy Strage

Amy Strage

The role of students' family backgrounds and rapport with instructors and peers as predictors of five indices of the adjustment and success were examined, for a cohort of 150 Southeast-Asian-American, Hispanic and White college students. Ethnic differences emerged for nearly all predictor and outcome measures. Discussion of these patterns includes consideration of the origins of a learned-helpless profile characteristic of many of the Asian-American students and of a mastery orientation characteristic of many of the Hispanic and White students.


Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis Jan 2000

Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis

Gretchen Rossman

A conception of evaluation as learning focuses attention on the critical inquiry cycle that incorporates use throughout the evaluation process.


Designing A University Level Course: A Practical Approach, Joanne M. Riley Jan 2000

Designing A University Level Course: A Practical Approach, Joanne M. Riley

Joanne M. Riley

Teaching at the University level requires skills that are often outside the comfort and experience of many faculty, who have never been trained in basic pedagogical practice. A few guidelines based on learning theory and practical experience go a long way to ensure that college faculty have the tools they need to create a richly productive educational environment within which to teach and learn.


Preparing A Teaching Portfolio, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Fran Mues Jan 2000

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Fran Mues

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career (Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders), Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2000

Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career (Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders), Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2000

Principles Of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career Faculty. Guidance For Deans, Department Chairs, And Other Academic Leaders, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The "Heeding New Voices" study, a year-long series of structured interviews with new faculty and graduate students aspiring to be faculty members around the country, sought both to give voice to those who are just beginning their academic careers and to provide guidance for the senior faculty, chairs, deans, and others in higher education responsible for shaping the professoriate of the future. This booklet, drawn in part from the study's findings, includes: (1) ten principles of good practice; (2) inventories to prompt department chairs, senior colleagues, and other academic leaders to examine their individual and institutional practices; and (3 ...