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“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey Oct 2014

“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

In March, 2006, the Book Industry Study Group published the first study of the used book market. Somewhat miraculously, BISG got data from the major players in the used book marketplace. Because the study is so detailed and broad, The Idea Logical Company prepared a precis of the high points. That summary follows; it is, of course, much more useful reading if you have the study in hand, which is available from www.Bisg.org. The material below refers to tables which are contained in the original report. report on “Used-Book Sales” contains a huge amount of information. How helpful ...


Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak Jun 2014

Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak

Iryna Dzhuryak

Post-Soviet Ukraine is in a time of upheaval and transition. Internal relations between pro-Western and pro-Russian supporters have deteriorated in the light of recent political events of Euro Revolution, Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula, and the militant confrontations in the southeastern regions of the country. In the light of these developments, intercultural competence is greatly needed to alleviate domestic tensions and enable effective intercultural communication with the representatives of different cultures within the country and beyond its borders. This study established a baseline of psychometric estimates of intercultural competence of Ukrainian higher education faculty. A sample of 276 ...


Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan May 2014

Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan

“World-class” research universities have long been a priority in the educational, corporate, and political spheres in China. With the establishment of the Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), China seeks to develop globally competitive research universities that are based on position in the global rankings. In this article, the author examines the role of college environment (e.g., academic, campus, interpersonal) on college student’s learning and development relative to China’s quest for “world-class” universities. Utilizing Jamil Salmi’s (2009) theoretical framework of ‘world-class universities,’ this article introduces Chan ...


Chp Teams Up With Simply Smiles For Mission Trip, Valerie Wherley Apr 2014

Chp Teams Up With Simply Smiles For Mission Trip, Valerie Wherley

Valerie Wherley

Exercise science students from the College of Health Professions and one student from the John F. Welch College of Business spent this past spring break on a mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. This was a pilot trip initiated by Valerie Wherley, an exercise science professor at the University, to determine whether or not Oaxaca would be a good fit for service learning for the exercise science program.


The Acquisition Of Manner-Of-Motion Verbs With Directional/Locational Pps By Iranian Efl Learners, Zahra Alimorad Apr 2014

The Acquisition Of Manner-Of-Motion Verbs With Directional/Locational Pps By Iranian Efl Learners, Zahra Alimorad

Zahra Alimorad

This study investigated the influence of first language (L1) argument structure on that of a second language (L2) in a situation where the L1 argument structure differs from its L2 counterpart. Hence, it tended to examine whether Iranian learners of English can recognize the ambiguity of English manner-of-motion verbs with locational/directional PPs. Forty seven Iranian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners were tested using a proficiency test and a picture-matching task. Results indicated that Iranian EFL learners allow mostly a directional reading because Persian is more restricted than English in this respect. Additionally, Iranian speakers of different proficiency ...


Interview With Paulo Speller, Brazilian Higher Education Secretary, Marion Lloyd Mar 2014

Interview With Paulo Speller, Brazilian Higher Education Secretary, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In an interview, Paulo Speller, Brazil´s secretary for higher education, speaks of the challenges in overseeing sweeping higher education reforms, including federally mandated affirmative action policies and the region´s largest science and technology study-abroad scholarship program.


What The U.S. Can Learn From Affirmative Action In Brazil, Marion Lloyd Feb 2014

What The U.S. Can Learn From Affirmative Action In Brazil, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

The United States has much to learn from Brazil´s sweeping affirmative action programs--in particular, the South American country´s efforts to combine socio-economic and racial criteria in selecting beneficiaries.


From The Constitution To The Classroom: Educational Freedom In Antwerp’S Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Schools, Lotem Perry Dr. Jan 2014

From The Constitution To The Classroom: Educational Freedom In Antwerp’S Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Schools, Lotem Perry Dr.

Dr. Lotem Perry-Hazan

This study explores how the constitutional right to educational freedom penetrates to the schools of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish (Haredi) community in Antwerp, which is one of the largest Haredi communities in the world. Previous studies exploring the schooling of ultra-religious communities were conducted through a normative lens, focusing on the content of the legal rules governing the schools. This study contributes empirical findings regarding the impact of these rules, which are formulated, interpreted, and applied by various agents. The methodology combines legal analysis with fieldwork, aiming to reveal the connections between the different metaphorical cogwheels operating education policy. The findings ...


Educational Leadership And Social Justice In The United States, Margaret Grogan Jan 2014

Educational Leadership And Social Justice In The United States, Margaret Grogan

Margaret Grogan

Summary: Principals and superintendents of public schools are under intense pressure to raise the level of student academic achievement. The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) mandated the reporting of student test scores disaggregated by race, socio-economic status, English language proficiency, and participation in special education. The aim of the legislation was to eliminate the test score gap between middle class white students and under-represented minorities. However, too many recent graduates still demonstrate very weak literacy and numeracy skills. They are not likely to lead fulfilling lives. School leaders have a moral imperative to address this injustice. Research shows that ...


Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa Jan 2014

Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

CALL FOR PAPERS Approaches to Early Childhood and Special Needs Instruction in Developing Societies By Williams Emeka Obiozor, EdD. Ngozi E. Anyikwa, PhD. Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka - Nigeria For book Chapters…..Forward/Submit your ABSTRACTS & FULL PAPERS to: onestreetprojects@gmail.com, and copy ngozianyikwa@yahoo.com Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013. Publication date: January 2014.


Edutourism: The Nigeria Educational Challenges And International Students’ Choice Of Study In Nigerian Universities, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi, Samuel Olutokunbo Adekalu Oct 2013

Edutourism: The Nigeria Educational Challenges And International Students’ Choice Of Study In Nigerian Universities, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi, Samuel Olutokunbo Adekalu

Olukunle Saheed, OLUDEYI

This paper takes a cursory look into the various challenges influencing international students and other study-tourists in their choice of study destination with particular emphasis on the ‘pull and push factors’ in Nigeria educational systems. With secondary information and discourse analysis of existing literatures, the study revealed that there are a growing number of outbound Nigerians searching abroad for educational empowerment compared with the fewer number of inbound students-tourists. While pull factors are non-existent, there are numerous push factors in Nigerian educational system which include underfunding, unprecedented industrial unrest (with ASUU being a protagonist), cultism and cult-related violence, poor educational ...


Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday Oct 2013

Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

Dr. Pilar Munday describes her use of twitter in teaching students Spanish language and culture at Sacred Heart University.


Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP GROWTH OF RAW MATERIALS TO ERADICATE POVERTY is a priority for every government if we have to attain the vision and goals of MDGs/EFA in 2015. Adult educators are contributing to this vision with extension service programmes to rural women via workshops like these.


Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Community-based organizations (CBOs), Village Education Committees (VECs), NGOs, Town Association members are challenged to ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education at the Adult literacy centers established in their communities. Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective facilitation and supervision as well as advocacy for more adult learner enrollment and management by the stakeholders.


. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

How can we ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education? Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective teaching-learning and supervision of adult and non-formal education activities in our rural communities.


The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2013

The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

“She talks very well for her age, doesn’t she?” Acquiring a language is a fascinating process that has always been intriguing for scholars and linguists over the history. Many scholars have successfully attempted to explain the complex process of second language acquisition (SLA). The popular schools of thought including the structuralist /behaviorist position, the nativist position, and the constructivist position introduced some remarkable attempts to analyze this mesmerizing phenomenon. In fact, these different positions aim to explain the nature of second language acquisition but do not necessary stress on the connection between age and language development. In many instances ...


Teaching Computer-Assisted Translation In The 21st Century, Uwe Muegge Jan 2013

Teaching Computer-Assisted Translation In The 21st Century, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Offering translation technology courses is easier than it ever was: Cloud-based learning management systems and translation management systems offer educational institution the powerful tools they need to prepare future translation and localization professionals for the demands of the 21st century. In the past, instructors teaching translation technology would use a different application for each educational task: One for the distribution of learning materials, another for collaborative learning, and yet another for testing; not to mention separate terminology management, translation memory, machine translation, and project management tools. In a cloud-based translation technology environment, it is possible to reduce the number of ...


Naar Een Pluriform Juridisch Onderwijs, Jan M. Smits Jan 2013

Naar Een Pluriform Juridisch Onderwijs, Jan M. Smits

Jan M Smits

In deze bijdrage worden drie mogelijke modellen van juridisch onderwijs verkend: Europees/internationaal onderwijs, 'legal engineering' en 'law college.' Bepleit wordt meer pluriformiteit in het juridisch onderwijs en daarmee dat universiteiten een keuze dienen te maken voor één van deze modellen.


A Decade Of International University Rankings: A Critical Perspective From Latin America, Marion Lloyd, Imanol Ordorika Jan 2013

A Decade Of International University Rankings: A Critical Perspective From Latin America, Marion Lloyd, Imanol Ordorika

Marion Lloyd

In the decade since the first international university ranking was released in Shanghai, the hierarchical classification systems have become dominant measure of institutional quality worldwide. However, there are growing criticisms and resistance to the rankings and their role in dictating institutional and national higher education policy, particularly in developing regions such as Latin America.


The High Impact Of Education Abroad: College Students' Engagement In International Experiences And The Development Of Intercultural Competencies, Michael J. Stebleton, Krista M. Soria, Blythe Cherney Jan 2013

The High Impact Of Education Abroad: College Students' Engagement In International Experiences And The Development Of Intercultural Competencies, Michael J. Stebleton, Krista M. Soria, Blythe Cherney

Michael J. Stebleton

This multi-institutional study attempts to discover whether different international activities in which students participate yield different outcomes for the development of students’ global and intercultural competencies. The five international travel and study abroad measures analyzed include students’ participation in a university study abroad program; study abroad program affiliated with another college or university; travel abroad for cross-cultural experiences or informal education; travel abroad for a service learning, volunteer, or work experience; and travel abroad for recreation. The research question that guides this inquiry is as follows: controlling for other factors, is participation in these five types of international travel activities ...


The Feng Shui Of Study Abroad Programs, Gregory W. Bowman Jan 2013

The Feng Shui Of Study Abroad Programs, Gregory W. Bowman

Gregory W. Bowman

U.S. law schools currently run more than 200 study abroad programs annually, but scant law review literature exists on the subject. This is surprising, because study abroad programs are a central mainstay of U.S. law schools’ global programming efforts. This essay therefore addresses the design and administration of law school study abroad programs, and does so through the comparative lens of feng shui principles. The result is a useful taxonomy of factors that must be considered, and balanced, in order for law school study abroad programs to be fully effective—both as stand-alone programs and as platforms for ...


Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor Jan 2013

Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor

Christopher J Poor

New Zealand’s current government has embarked on a course of supporting private providers of education in the form of “partnership” schools with the claim that these charter schools can address the recalcitrant problem of disparity of achievement between students from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines evidence from the research on charter schools and argues that attention should rather be paid to the Finnish example of high and equal educational achievement and to the landmark achievements of New Zealand’s own pioneers of progressive education as we prepare a new generation for the twenty-first century.


Frantz Fanon Ambivalence Revisited In America’S Faculty: Narratives Of Black And White Faculty Struggles With Cross Cultural Mentoring, Dave A. Louis, Scott D. Michel Jan 2013

Frantz Fanon Ambivalence Revisited In America’S Faculty: Narratives Of Black And White Faculty Struggles With Cross Cultural Mentoring, Dave A. Louis, Scott D. Michel

Dave A Louis

No abstract provided.


El Elusivo 1% Para Ciencia Y Tecnología: ¿Llegará?, Marion Lloyd Dec 2012

El Elusivo 1% Para Ciencia Y Tecnología: ¿Llegará?, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

Seven successive Mexican presidents have promised to bring total national investment in science and technology research to 1% of GDP, and six have failed. Will Enrique Peña Nieto succeed?


Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik Oct 2012

Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik

Servet Celik

To address the issue of pre-service teachers being under-prepared for work in multicultural and impoverished environments in America’s urban schools, teacher education programs have taken steps to improve diversity-oriented curricula and provide relevant fieldwork experience. However, research indicates that a large proportion of teacher candidates still do not have the necessary skills to deal with students from divergent upbringings. This interpretive study investigated the beliefs of pre-service teachers about urban students and how well their teacher education programs are addressing the issues of working in inner-city schools. The results revealed that, although some progress has been made, a significant ...


The Dangers Of Mexico´S Student Loan Program, Marion W. Lloyd Aug 2012

The Dangers Of Mexico´S Student Loan Program, Marion W. Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In unveiling Mexico´s first nationwide, federal student loan program in January 2012, President Felipe Calderón cited the “success” of similar programs in the United States, Chile, Colombia and Great Britain in democratizing access to higher education and boosting enrollment. However, the president did not mention that those programs have led to staggering levels of student debt in all those countries and fueled recent mass protests against the student loan model. Calderón also failed to mention that the terms of the Mexican program are among the most onerous in the world, including 10%-plus interest rates and short-term payment periods.


La Mea Culpa De Los Ranqueadores, Marion Lloyd Jul 2012

La Mea Culpa De Los Ranqueadores, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In the wake of the conference Latin American Universities and the International Rankings: Impact, Scope and Limits (Las Universidades Latinoamericanas ante los Rankings Internacionales: Impactos, Alcances y Límites), the representatives of several of the principle ranking agencies wrote publicly criticizing the misuse of their own classification systems by governments and policy-makers.


“We’Re Off To Replace The Wizard”: Lessons From A Collaborative Group Project Assignment, Miguel Centellas, Gregory J. Love Jul 2012

“We’Re Off To Replace The Wizard”: Lessons From A Collaborative Group Project Assignment, Miguel Centellas, Gregory J. Love

Miguel Centellas

This article examines the effectiveness of a collaborative group learning project for teaching a core competency in comparative politics: constitutional structures. We use a quasi-experimental design and propensity score matching to assess the value of a consti- tutional writing group project and presentation. The results provide strong evidence that these learning tools are highly valuable for teaching abstract concepts. Students who par- ticipated in the project scored significantly higher on a short series of questions in final exams given several weeks after the completion of the group project. Somewhat paradox- ically, the project increased competency but did not affect student ...


Meaningful Inclusion And Involvement Of Men In The Elimination And Prevention Of Violence Against Mothers, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Mar 2012

Meaningful Inclusion And Involvement Of Men In The Elimination And Prevention Of Violence Against Mothers, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Keynote Presentation at the 2013 International Women’s Day- Paper on- Meaningful Inclusion and Involvement of Men in the Elimination and Prevention of Violence against Mothers By Dr. Williams E. Obiozor


Looking East, Looking West: Penang As A Knowledge Hub, Solvay Gerke, Hans-Dieter Evers Feb 2012

Looking East, Looking West: Penang As A Knowledge Hub, Solvay Gerke, Hans-Dieter Evers

Hans-Dieter Evers

Penang has always been a focal point, absorbing nowledge (and popular culture) from civilizations to the East and West. In modern Penang the pattern of cultural contacts has changed over time. Research institutes and universities in Penang cooperate with foreign partners to produce research papers and reports. Based on an analysis of joint research output, the changing international position of Penang as an emerging research hub will be analysed. The paper will show that international cooperation has increased considerably between 1970 and 2010, but that there has also been a remarkable shift from European, Australian and American partners to East ...