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Οικοδομώντας Πολιτισμικές Συμπεριφορές Στο Σχολείο: «Παιχνίδια Ρόλων» Με Την Αρχαιολογία, Kosmas Touloumis Dec 2005

Οικοδομώντας Πολιτισμικές Συμπεριφορές Στο Σχολείο: «Παιχνίδια Ρόλων» Με Την Αρχαιολογία, Kosmas Touloumis

Kosmas Touloumis

Teaching with archaeology in Greek secondary education is the topic of this presentation.


Republican Values, Arthur Lang Dec 2005

Republican Values, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Baseline Assessments: Emergency Management Accreditation Program, 2003-2004, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp Dec 2005

Analysis Of Baseline Assessments: Emergency Management Accreditation Program, 2003-2004, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp

Valerie Lucus-McEwen CEM CBCP

Emergency management is an established system to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate the consequence of disasters. Natural and manmade disasters have increased public interest in the systems and organizations that have evolved to protect the public from their effects. The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) was developed as a method to evaluate and accredit emergency management programs. Between January 2003 and December 2004, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, EMAP conducted

baseline assessments of 35 U.S. state and territory emergency management programs.

This study was designed to analyze the results of those EMAP baseline ...


Case Study Of A Mathematics Teacher At Lakewood High School, Arthur Lang Nov 2005

Case Study Of A Mathematics Teacher At Lakewood High School, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

This study has been undertaken as a project in an Educational Philosophy course. I decided to observe our department chair to learn how I too can properly teach my students to pass the New Jersey mandated High School Proficiency Test (HSPA). The results are a stunning documentation of how education is affected by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


Bamberg Donates Time: Andragogues Develop A City, Jost Reischmann Nov 2005

Bamberg Donates Time: Andragogues Develop A City, Jost Reischmann

Reischmann, Jost

A project of cultural learning in a community in Germany is described: Students of andragogy organized a public exchange of “gifts” without material value; the idea was that the donator offered to share two to three hours of the personal life in a joint activity. About 200 people including local respected authorities participated. The event on the market-place before Christmas became a public festival; the idea was widely welcomed with joy. The regional press reported; many gift-encounters took place. A challenging discussion took place about the relationship to adult education and andragogy.


Emap Baseline Assessments Confirm Focus On Response, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp Nov 2005

Emap Baseline Assessments Confirm Focus On Response, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp

Valerie Lucus-McEwen CEM CBCP

No abstract provided.


A Parallel Reality Construction Of War Among Joloano Muslim Survivors In Sulu, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno, Lea U. Laput Oct 2005

A Parallel Reality Construction Of War Among Joloano Muslim Survivors In Sulu, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno, Lea U. Laput

Frede G Moreno

The Mindanao conflict in Southern Philippines is a long-standing controversy that has eluded comprehensive solutions. Despite efforts of the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the representatives from the peoples of Mindanao in undertaking peace initiatives, “the war:” continues. The establishment of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as embodied in an organic law provided in the 1986 Philippine Constitution has not seemed to bring about the much-anticipated progress. Even with the so-called “autonomy” already in place to substantiate the clamor of the Muslims for self-rule in the Tripoli Agreement, conflict has escalated signifying unrest among the people. Instead ...


Explaining Course Material Clearly And Concisely, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Aug 2005

Explaining Course Material Clearly And Concisely, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Migración De Estudiantes: Un Aspecto Del Comercio Internacional De Servicios De Educación Superior, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Apr 2005

Migración De Estudiantes: Un Aspecto Del Comercio Internacional De Servicios De Educación Superior, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

The present article explores one of the dimensions in the international process of higher education, which concerns to temporal students migration with the professional training and obtaining the degrees.


Academically Based Community Service And Communities Of Difference, Gloria Gordon Phd Jan 2005

Academically Based Community Service And Communities Of Difference, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

Academically-Based Community Service (ABCS) is used as an educational philosophy through which learners in my classrooms engage with social issues within and beyond the classroom/university. ABCS is based on the idea that higher education institutions are of primary importance in any society and especially so in a globalising world – in short what we, as academics and students, do matters and makes a difference in society/the world. Students are facilitated to realise that through their studies they are exploring the means by which they can be of service to their communities and world. ABCS allows them to engage with ...


Brain Mappings Of The Arithmetic Processing In Children And Adults., Fábio T. Rocha, Armando F. Rocha, Eduardo Massad, Renee Menezes Jan 2005

Brain Mappings Of The Arithmetic Processing In Children And Adults., Fábio T. Rocha, Armando F. Rocha, Eduardo Massad, Renee Menezes

Armando F Rocha

Despite the increasing number of experimental mapping showing that human arithmetic cognition is supported by widely spread neural circuits; the theoretical reasoning about these data remains mostly metaphorical and guided by a connectionist approach. Although neurons at distinct areas in the brain are assumed to take charge of different duties in the solution of the experimental task, the results are always discussed by hypothesizing some association between the different areas without questioning any difference of behavior at the level of the neurons at each of these areas. Here, the brain is assumed as Distributed Intelligent Processing System (DIPS) formed by ...


Staffing Practices, Professional Preparation Trends, And Demographics Among Student Affairs Administrators At Hbcus: Implications From A National Study, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D. Jan 2005

Staffing Practices, Professional Preparation Trends, And Demographics Among Student Affairs Administrators At Hbcus: Implications From A National Study, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Results from a national demographic study of student affairs administrators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are presented in this article. Specifically, staffing practices in student affairs divisions and the educational backgrounds and aspirations of directors, senior student affairs administrators, and chief student affairs officers (n=270) were examined. Data from 52 four-year institutions show that HBCU student affairs administrators, especially those at the director level, hold advanced degrees in fields other than student affairs and higher education administration. More than 70% of those without doctoral degrees aspired to pursue them someday. Other findings reveal gender disparities between women ...


Green Space, Ellen Mcmahon Jan 2005

Green Space, Ellen Mcmahon

Ellen McMahon

Thoughts triggered by the view from my apartment in Grbavica.


Thoughts On Travel And Doors, Ellen Mcmahon Jan 2005

Thoughts On Travel And Doors, Ellen Mcmahon

Ellen McMahon

Sometimes the most basic and common activities pose the biggest challenges when you travel. With a bit of humor and a commitment to solve the problem much can be learned, about your host country and yourself.


Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler Jan 2005

Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler

Jayne Marie Comstock

This paper addresses the importance of strategic planning as a precursor to assessing organizational performance and outlines a change model that has been used successfully at a small college with limited resources. Grounded in extant executive planning processes, this new model demystifies the strategic planning process and establishes procedures that address the practical and logistical issues associated with facilitating a planning process and ensuring that the plan becomes a document that espouses realistic goals, inspires and motivates members of the campus community, and actually provides direction for departments as they create their work plans and allocate resources.


Islam And Modernization, Syed Farid Alatas Jan 2005

Islam And Modernization, Syed Farid Alatas

farid alatas

Modernity refers to the end result of the process of modernization. It is the condition that a society attains after having gone through specific patterns of social and economic change which began in Western Europe in the eighteenth century and which has been spreading throughout the rest of the world. The process of modernization refers to the introduction of modern scientific knowledge to increasing aspects of human life, first of all in Western civilization, then to non-Western societies, by different means and groups, with the final aim of achieving a better life as defined by the society concerned (Alatas, S ...


Transitions: A Peer Mentorship Group For African American Males, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D. Jan 2005

Transitions: A Peer Mentorship Group For African American Males, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

The transition from elementary to junior high school can be both an exciting and intimidating time for students. However, for some African American males, this transition may be challenging, as research reveals their disproportionate suspension and/or expulsion from school...This article describes a model for planning and implementing a peer mentoring group facilitated by African American male students in an effort to assist with the transition process from elementary to junior high school.


Destiny - The Reflections Of A Surfing Professor, Dave Robinson Dr. Jan 2005

Destiny - The Reflections Of A Surfing Professor, Dave Robinson Dr.

Dave Robinson Dr.

No abstract provided.


The Attitudes Of Educators To Information Technology Adoption In Schools Settings, Manoj Maharaj, Wesley Govender Jan 2005

The Attitudes Of Educators To Information Technology Adoption In Schools Settings, Manoj Maharaj, Wesley Govender

Manoj Maharaj

No abstract provided.


Article Use And Specific And Known Reference Among Higher Proficiency Malaysian Esl Students., Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2005

Article Use And Specific And Known Reference Among Higher Proficiency Malaysian Esl Students., Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

Huebner (1979) categorises articles into 4 categories according to whether the noun phrase the articles encode is of specific reference and whether it is known to the hearer. Ekiert (2002) adds a fifth category which is made up of the use of the article to encode noun phrases in idioms. In Ekiert’s study, the accuracy rates of ESL and EFL native speakers of Polish in these five categories were examined. This paper will report on a exploratory study that adopts and modifies the instrument used by Ekiert and examines the accuracy rates of Malaysian advanced ESL students. The results ...


Corpus Data And The Teaching And Learning Of Science In English In Malaysian Primary And Secondary Schools, Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2005

Corpus Data And The Teaching And Learning Of Science In English In Malaysian Primary And Secondary Schools, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

The post independence Malaysian school system has gone through several curricular revisions not only in terms of content and subject matter but also in the medium of instruction used. In 1980, the national language, Malay, was adopted as the medium of instruction in schools in place of the English language. After more than twenty years of instruction in the national language, the medium of instruction for Science based subjects at the first year of primary and secondary schools in Malaysia has recently reverted to the English language. This has largely been due to increasing concern over perceived falling standards of ...


The Written Recall Protocol As An Alternative Reading Comprehension Test, Rafiah Abd Rahman, Zaitun Abd Majid, Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2005

The Written Recall Protocol As An Alternative Reading Comprehension Test, Rafiah Abd Rahman, Zaitun Abd Majid, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

Reading comprehension is a complex behaviour involving conscious and unconscious use of various strategies. Its assessment, therefore, cannot be taken for granted as it may require specialised test formats that can effectively measure the use of these strategies. According to Alderson (2000), no single test method can fulfil all the varied purposes for which we might test. Certain methods are commonly used merely for reasons of convenience and efficiency, often at the expense of validity. Therefore, it is naïve to assume that a single method commonly applied to all students and situations can be the most valid. Several test formats ...


The New Idea: Shifting Educational Paradigms To Achieve Racial Equality In Special Education, Robert A. Garda Jr. Jan 2005

The New Idea: Shifting Educational Paradigms To Achieve Racial Equality In Special Education, Robert A. Garda Jr.

Robert A. Garda

African American students are being re-segregated in today's public schools by their disproportionate placement in special education classes for the disabled pursuant to the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). At the same time, the overall number of children found disabled and entitled to special education under the Act has skyrocketed over the past decade, leaving special education classes with swollen roles and inadequate resources. Congress attempts to remedy this divisive dual eligibility crisis when it re-authorized the IDEA in 2004 by promoting an educational paradigm of individualized instruction in general education. The new IDEA seeks to "fix ...


Changing Images Of Childhood: Reconceptualising Early Childhood Practice, Reesa Sorin Jan 2005

Changing Images Of Childhood: Reconceptualising Early Childhood Practice, Reesa Sorin

Reesa Sorin

During the early years of life, children experience a number of transitions as they grow and develop, and move from home to care and education. To support young children during these times, early childhood practitioners may need to make transitions of their own; in the way they view children and childhood, and in the practices they undertake based on their views. Viewed from a Reconceptualist perspective (Lambert, 2003), this paper presents ten constructs of childhood (Sorin & Galloway, 2005) and identifies ways in which they may be present in early childhood practice. Yelland and Kilderry (2005) argue, “one of the aims ...


Higher Education Policies In Mexico In The 1990s: A Critical Balance, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Hugo Casanova-Cardiel Jan 2005

Higher Education Policies In Mexico In The 1990s: A Critical Balance, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Hugo Casanova-Cardiel

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

This article analyses recent policies in higher education in Mexico. The last two decades provide the starting point, and the interpretation centres around higher education policies drawn up by successive presidential administrations of Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994) and Zedillo Ponce de Leon (1994-2000). The second part sets out an initial systemization of the political agenda launched by the federal government of Vicente Fox for the period 2001-2006.


Modernización Incierta. Un Balance De Las Políticas De Educación Superior En México, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Hugo Casanova-Cardiel Jan 2005

Modernización Incierta. Un Balance De Las Políticas De Educación Superior En México, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Hugo Casanova-Cardiel

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

El texto ofrece una descripción y análisis de las políticas recientes en el campo educativo superior de México. Se toma como punto de partida el contexto del periodo 1985 a 2005, centrando la interpretación en las políticas de los periodos presidenciales de Carlos Salinas de Gortari y Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León. Se propone una interpretación acerca de las tendencias a futuro.


The Centralization Of American Power And The Loss Of State Sovereignty, Paul R. Rickert Jan 2005

The Centralization Of American Power And The Loss Of State Sovereignty, Paul R. Rickert

Paul R Rickert

No abstract provided.


Big Government And Its Wars On Crime: Crime Control As A Method Of Government Expansionism, Paul R. Rickert Jan 2005

Big Government And Its Wars On Crime: Crime Control As A Method Of Government Expansionism, Paul R. Rickert

Paul R Rickert

The federal government has expanded to meet perceived social needs and as issues come to the forefront that Washington elites believe they can fix. Consequently, they expand the power and role of the government. One way this is done is through progressive criminalization of once held freedoms. Consider the first drug laws, consider the war on poverty, consider the tax code, the new war on drugs, and hate-crimes legislation. Although tax law is not criminal law per-se, in the end, choosing not to pay taxes results in prosecution. Laws and regulations ultimately must have “teeth” for it to be effective ...


Limits Of Truth: Exploring Epistemological Approaches To Argumentation, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2005

Limits Of Truth: Exploring Epistemological Approaches To Argumentation, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Some proponents of epistemological approaches to argumentation (Biro, Siegel, Lumer, Goldman) assume that it should be possible to develop non-relative criteria of argument evaluation. By contrast, this paper argues that any evaluation of an argument depends (a) on the cognitive situation of the evaluator, (b) on background knowledge that is available for this evaluator in a certain situation, and (c)—in some cases—on the belief-value-system this person shares.


Logical Argument Mapping: A Method For Overcoming Cognitive Problems Of Conflict Management, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2005

Logical Argument Mapping: A Method For Overcoming Cognitive Problems Of Conflict Management, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

A crucial problem of conflict management is that whatever happens in negotiations will be interpreted and framed by stakeholders based on their different belief-value systems and world views. This problem will be discussed in the first part of this article as the main cognitive problem of conflict management. The second part develops a general semiotic solution of this problem, based on Charles Peirce's concept of "diagrammatic reasoning." The basic idea is that by representing one 's thought in diagrams, the conditions that determine interpretations can become visible, we can "experiment" with them, and we can change them eventually. The ...