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Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto Dec 2010

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

Vonzell Agosto

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 Dec 2010

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

Vonzell Agosto

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 ...


Fernando Pessoa, Hermenêutica Jurídica E Retórica, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Fernando Pessoa, Hermenêutica Jurídica E Retórica, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Um curioso aspecto do pensamento de Pessoa foi deixado por ele esparso, e o que parece totalmente ao acaso dos investigadores: o Direito. Em política, temos até um auto-retrato bastante completo, e a sucessão de textos que foi escrevendo, em prosa e em verso, facilmente nos permite reconstruir um percurso, a partir das suas bases ideológicas. Mas o que pensaria Pessoa do Direito? Neste caso, o “fingidor” não fingiu, não posou para a sua tão cuidadosamente preparada fama póstuma. Estamos, assim, perante um aspecto da sua vida mental que parece ter escapado à composição para um público (ainda que futuro ...


Desafios Constitucionais, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Desafios Constitucionais, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Há tentativas de fazer recuar as Constituições, de as “rever e romper”. Foi um sonho desde sempre acalentado pelos inimigos e falsos amigos das constituições modernas, sociais, democráticas, culturais, humanísticas, mas que hoje encontra terreno mais propício. Porque as forças sociais, as “pedras vivas”, estão mais vulneráveis. E os “Homens Livres” menos unidos e interventivos, pelo menos por agora. E a crise gera o medo, e o medo a vã esperança em mudanças radicais, que seriam afinal para pior. É assim que se vão incubando as ditaduras. Tal ocorre sobretudo nos países que, dominados por crises económicas e financeiras, se ...


Universidade: Um Manifesto Pelo Sonho, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Universidade: Um Manifesto Pelo Sonho, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Por muito vilipendiado que seja, e é-o praticamente todos os dias por sociedades que recusam ser educadas e se comprazem na sua má-educação e incultura, além de por políticos impreparados, e mesmo por colegas não solidários, o Professor que o é por vocação está como Lutero: aqui está, aqui fica, não pode fazer de outra maneira. Só este professor por vocação e por sonho ainda faz a Escola valer. Até quando continuará a haver professores destes? E até onde irá a sua inadaptação com as condições em que tem de sobreviver, fazendo um papel que lhe não é reconhecido, tantas ...


Concretizar A Constituição, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Concretizar A Constituição, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

O presente artigo pondera observações sobre a Constituição Portuguesa: é ela realmente normativa, ou inefectiva? Impõe-se uma análise das críticas ao statu quo constitucional: dirigem-se elas à Constituição em si ou apenas ao seu deficiente cumprimento? Finalmente, em que medida é que a Constituição, parecendo a alguns impecilho para a resolução da crise, contudo pode ser adjuvante para a sua superação.


Crítica Da Razão Jurídica, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Dec 2010

Crítica Da Razão Jurídica, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

A razão jurídica racionalista fez-se abstraccionismo e dogmatismo e tornou-se legalismo. O Direito ficou, em muitos casos, empedernido e injusto. Abrir o Direito aos sentidos e aos sentimentos, na senda, por exemplo, de um Luis Alberto Warat, sendo fascinante e iconoclasta, não é tarefa fácil, se for empresa prudente. Precisamente porque os juristas, mesmo muitos dos mais radicias, se habituaram a certos limites, e mesmo na semiótica dos seus lugares, dos seus modos e vestes reconheceríamos sombras avessas às paixões. As quais podem ser, porém, um vício oposto ao racionalismo. O desafio é reinventar a razão jurídica sem o normativismo ...


The Civic And Political Assets Of Preservice Teachers: Understanding Our Millennial Students, Lauren Gatti Dec 2010

The Civic And Political Assets Of Preservice Teachers: Understanding Our Millennial Students, Lauren Gatti

Lauren Gatti

This article builds on Lowenstein’s (2009) argument that we need to consider a “parallel practice” wherein teacher educators model pedagogy which understands and values the assets preservice teachers bring into the classroom. Drawing from a qualitative study of 17 preservice teachers entering two different programs, this article discusses what kind of citizens these preservice teachers are and how that interacts with how they view the purpose of schools. We argue that teacher educators must attend to the civic and political assets of preservice teachers, especially given that our current students are members of the civic and politically active Millennial ...


Death Of A Child, Samuel J. Smith Dec 2010

Death Of A Child, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel James Smith

Of the possible losses one might experience, the death of a child is among the most intense. For a parent to bury a child screams against the order of the universe, beginning a journey of bereavement that may linger in varying degrees and manifestations throughout a parent’s lifetime. Specific circumstances prior to and surrounding the death of a child—such as the manner of death (e.g., sudden accident, suicide, or prolonged illness) or preexisting family stress—may complicate the grieving process for both relatives and friends.


Creating Virtual Classrooms For Rural And Remote Communities, Kavita Rao, Michelle Eady, Patricia Edelen-Smith Dec 2010

Creating Virtual Classrooms For Rural And Remote Communities, Kavita Rao, Michelle Eady, Patricia Edelen-Smith

Michelle Eady

Rural and remote communities, in the United States as well as in other countries, often have only limited access to higher education. In order to pursue professional training or advanced degrees, people in these communities must leave home. This causes more than just a financial burden. Those with commitments to jobs, families, and traditional roles in the community find it difficult to leave home to further their education.

This is especially true for indigenous and native people. These people often live in villages or communities far from large cities and towns. Although they’re increasingly integrated with the modern world ...


The Effects Of Need For Autonomy And Preference For Seeking Help From Informal Sources On Emerging Adults’ Intentions To Access Mental Health Services For Common Mental Disorders And Suicidal Thoughts., Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2010

The Effects Of Need For Autonomy And Preference For Seeking Help From Informal Sources On Emerging Adults’ Intentions To Access Mental Health Services For Common Mental Disorders And Suicidal Thoughts., Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Emerging or early adulthood is the life stage spanning 18-25 years of age. In Australia, anxiety and affective disorders (often classified as ‘common mental disorders’) are prevalent in this age group and suicide is also a concern. Professional mental health care can reduce the long-term impact of these mental health problems and protect against the development of severe forms of these disorders. However, up to three-quarters of young people with mental health needs do not seek professional help for their condition. This study aimed to examine the extent to which belief in the need for autonomy and intentions to seek ...


Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison Dec 2010

Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


A Spectral Element Approach For The Stability Of Delay Systems, Habibolla Latifizadeh Dec 2010

A Spectral Element Approach For The Stability Of Delay Systems, Habibolla Latifizadeh

H. L. Zadeh

No abstract provided.


An Algorithm For Solving Multi-Term Diffusion-Wave Equations Of Fractional Order, Habibolla Latifizadeh Dec 2010

An Algorithm For Solving Multi-Term Diffusion-Wave Equations Of Fractional Order, Habibolla Latifizadeh

H. L. Zadeh

No abstract provided.


Uni-Start: A Peer-Led Orientation Activity Designed For The Early And Timely Engagement Of Commencing University Students., Sarah E. O' Shea Dr Dec 2010

Uni-Start: A Peer-Led Orientation Activity Designed For The Early And Timely Engagement Of Commencing University Students., Sarah E. O' Shea Dr

Professor Sarah O' Shea

Universities have both social and cultural contexts and new students need to participate effectively in both in order to succeed in this environment. With ever increasing numbers of students and also, the diversity of the contemporary university population, institutions have to consider innovative ways to effectively engage individuals. In terms of supporting students, there is a need to be more proactive, initiating structures of support that reach out to students rather than an often implicit expectation that the learners themselves will take the initiative and seek out support individually. This article reflects upon one approach to supporting diverse student populations ...


Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster Dec 2010

Between The Ideal And The Practical: Using Assessment To Find The Balance, Rishi Sriram, Laine Scales, Meghan Oster

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

Rishi Sriram, T. Laine Scales, and Meghan Oster share how the assessment efforts of Baylor University’s Engaged Learning Groups have led to effective advocating for program improvement as well as increased administrative support.


Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram Dec 2010

Spirituality In Emerging Adults: Lessons From The National Study Of Youth And Religion, Rishi R. Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

“Working on Our Inner Lives: Meaning-Making in Colleges and Universities” is a four-part series intended to feature research snapshots, best practices, and personal narratives of faculty, staff, and students regarding spirituality, faith, religion, meaning, and existentialism in higher education generally and particularly affecting our work with students.


Analyzing And Evaluating The Phases Of Addie, Tonia A. Dousay, Regene D. Logan Dec 2010

Analyzing And Evaluating The Phases Of Addie, Tonia A. Dousay, Regene D. Logan

Tonia A. Dousay

Even after decades of authors creating their new models of instructional design, ADDIE remains one of the most commonly taught processes to instructional systems students. The ADDIE phases showcase the most important steps taken when designing and implementing instruction. Many scholars focus on the importance of employing a systematic approach to identify a performance gap and prescribe an instructional intervention. This approach includes the concept of evaluation and the process of formatively correcting issues along the way while also providing summative feedback to the stakeholders. Yet, as the field of instructional systems continues to grow, ADDIE is continually attacked with ...


A Meta-Analysis Of Peer-Mediated Interventions For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jie Zhang, John J. Wheeler Dec 2010

A Meta-Analysis Of Peer-Mediated Interventions For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jie Zhang, John J. Wheeler

John J. Wheeler

This meta-analysis investigated the efficacy of peer-mediated interventions for promoting social interactions among children from birth to eight years of age diagnosed with ASD. Forty-five single-subject design studies were analyzed and the effect sizes were calculated by the regression model developed by Allison and Gorman (1993). The overall effect sizes suggest that peer-mediated interventions were highly effective. Further categorical comparisons suggest that these interventions were more effective in enhancing social responses in younger boys, when older male siblings served as interventionists, when the interventions took place in the home, when peer modeling was used, and when consideration was given to ...


A Teacher's Checklist For Evaluating Treatment Intrusiveness, Stacy L. Carter, Michael R. Mayton, John J. Wheeler Dec 2010

A Teacher's Checklist For Evaluating Treatment Intrusiveness, Stacy L. Carter, Michael R. Mayton, John J. Wheeler

John J. Wheeler

Teachers are frequently involved in developing and evaluating treatments for problematic behaviors. Along with other members of the interdisciplinary team, they must determine the level of intrusiveness that a treatment may have on a student. Several factors that influence the intrusiveness of treatment procedures are described. These factors were used to develop a checklist that could be used systematically by teachers to evaluate the intrusiveness of treatments recommended by treatment teams. After the checklist was administered to a group of preservice teachers, it was found to be capable of discriminating among several treatment options described in a series of case ...


Students As Teachers: What Faculty Learn By Living On Campus, Rishi R. Sriram, Frank Shushok Jr., Jennifer Perkins, Laine Scales Dec 2010

Students As Teachers: What Faculty Learn By Living On Campus, Rishi R. Sriram, Frank Shushok Jr., Jennifer Perkins, Laine Scales

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

In its recent history, American higher education has segmented the student experience, especially as research universities have grown in size and complexity. To increase the integration of undergraduate learning experiences, many efforts have combined the curricular and co-curricular worlds of students. In one practice, housing and residence life staff invite faculty members to live with students in residence halls and participate in the leadership of those communities. While research has found faculty-in-residence programs to positively impact students, what is the impact on faculty? This study examined the impact that living in residence has on faculty, their pedagogy, and their philosophy ...


A Paradigm In Architectural Education - Kolb's Model And Learning Styles In Studio Pedagogy.Pdf, Sara Khorshidifard Dec 2010

A Paradigm In Architectural Education - Kolb's Model And Learning Styles In Studio Pedagogy.Pdf, Sara Khorshidifard

Sara Khorshidifard

No abstract provided.


Challenges Associated With Ict Asset Disposal In Tanzania, Faith J. Shimba, Daniel Koloseni Dec 2010

Challenges Associated With Ict Asset Disposal In Tanzania, Faith J. Shimba, Daniel Koloseni

Faith Joel Shimba

Government and non–Government institutions are heavily investing in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance their businesses and operational activities. This trend has partially been inspired by the lift of computer ban in 1980s where millions of ICT assets had been imported. Subsequently, there is a rapid increase of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Mobile Service Providers (MSP), and ICT asset vendors’ country-wide. This implies a massive increase in imported ICT assets as well as the number of ICT assets that are going out of the ICT asset life cycle. In order to study challenges facing Tanzania in disposing end ...


Computing Without Borders? Adapting An Irish Programme For The Tanzanian Ict Market, Faraja Igira, Herman Mandari, Bosi Masamila, Salehe Mwachaka, Zanifa Omar, Jafari Said, Faith J. Shimba, Rose Tinabo, June Barret, Damian Gordon, Paul Kelly, Fredick Mtenzi, Oliver O'Connor, Patricia O'Byrne, Ciaran O'Leary Dec 2010

Computing Without Borders? Adapting An Irish Programme For The Tanzanian Ict Market, Faraja Igira, Herman Mandari, Bosi Masamila, Salehe Mwachaka, Zanifa Omar, Jafari Said, Faith J. Shimba, Rose Tinabo, June Barret, Damian Gordon, Paul Kelly, Fredick Mtenzi, Oliver O'Connor, Patricia O'Byrne, Ciaran O'Leary

Faith Joel Shimba

A Tanzanian higher education institution (Institute of Finance Management) and an Irish higher education institutio (Dublin Institute of Technology) have worked in partnership to develop the final stage of a Computer Science programme to meet the specific needs of the Tanzanian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. The designed stage sits above three stages of a programme designed for the Irish ICT sector which was transplanted to the Tanzanian context. The final stage is crucial as it represents the final bridge between the employment market and the programme, which is informed by the best practice, needs and requirements of both ...


A Contemporary Examination Of Factors Promoting The Academic Success Of Minority Students At A Predominantly White University, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, Sharon L. Holmes, Phd Dec 2010

A Contemporary Examination Of Factors Promoting The Academic Success Of Minority Students At A Predominantly White University, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, Sharon L. Holmes, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although the numbers of minority students are increasing in higher education, researchers remain concerned about the ability of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) to support and retain these students. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors promoting the academic success of minority students at a research intensive PWI. Four themes emerged including the impact of a) student involvement, b) faculty interaction, c) peer support, and c) self-accountability. While this study confirms research about minority students at PWIs, it also provides new insight and provokes questions that warrant further investigation. Implications for practice and research are discussed.


The Impact Of Family Support For African American Males At An Historically Black University: Affirming The Revision Of Tinto’S Theory, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd Dec 2010

The Impact Of Family Support For African American Males At An Historically Black University: Affirming The Revision Of Tinto’S Theory, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Dina C. Maramba, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

This qualitative study of 11 Black male students, who entered a public historically Black college and university (HBCU) as academically underprepared and persisted to graduation, provides insight into the ways in which family promote academic success for Black male students at a public HBCU. The study’s findings encourage practitioners at HBCUs to reassess the relationship between family involvement and academic success for Black male students. Further, the findings affirm the justification to revise Tinto’s theory of student departure to account for relationships minority students have with support networks outside the campus milieu.


Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd Dec 2010

Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, Robert T. Palmer, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

No abstract provided.


Using A Tenet Of Critical Theory To Explain The African American Male Achievement Disparity, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba,Phd Dec 2010

Using A Tenet Of Critical Theory To Explain The African American Male Achievement Disparity, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba,Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Although African Americans continue to demonstrate a desire for education, African American male enrollment and completion rates in higher education are dismal when compared to other ethnic groups. Researchers and scholars have noted various theories and philosophies responsible for the academic disengagement of African American males in higher education. This article will provide a new contextual lens for understanding the academic disengagement of African American males using a tenet of Critical Theory as a method to explain the African American male achievement disparity. Additionally, this research offers employable strategies and activities that may encourage African American male achievement.


A Matter Of Diversity, Equity And Necessity: The Tension Between Maryland's Higher Education System And Its Historically Black Institutions Over The Ocr Agreement, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Marybeth Gasman, Phd Dec 2010

A Matter Of Diversity, Equity And Necessity: The Tension Between Maryland's Higher Education System And Its Historically Black Institutions Over The Ocr Agreement, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Ryan J. Davis, Marybeth Gasman, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Eighteen years after the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Fordice, many states have complied somewhat or not at all to its mandates. This has been particularly evident in Maryland, where the presidents of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are pressuring the state to fulfill its commitment with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), stemming from Fordice, to make HBCUs comparable to their White peers. While Maryland has declared that it has complied with its OCR agreement by preventing unnecessary program duplication between HBCUs and White institutions, investing more money into HBCUs, and increasing racial diversity on all of ...


“Cool Posing” On Campus: A Qualitative Study Of Masculinities And Gender Expression Among Black Men At A Private Research Institution., Frank Harris Iii, Robert T. Palmer, Laura E. Struve Dec 2010

“Cool Posing” On Campus: A Qualitative Study Of Masculinities And Gender Expression Among Black Men At A Private Research Institution., Frank Harris Iii, Robert T. Palmer, Laura E. Struve

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

Using theories and concepts relating to the social construction of Black masculinity and male gender role conflict, the authors explored contextualized meanings of masculinities and corresponding behavioral expressions among 22 Black men enrolled at a private research university. The concepts of toughness, aggressiveness, material wealth, restrictive emotionality, and responsibility underscored the meanings the participants ascribed to masculinities. Participants expressed these concepts behaviorally through their pursuit of leadership and academic success, homophobia, and the fear of femininity, and through the sexist and constrained relationships they experienced with women. Based on the findings, practical implications for supporting the gender identity development and ...