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Take Your Time, Mia Carlucci Dec 2008

Take Your Time, Mia Carlucci

Mia Carlucci

No abstract provided.


!!! مدرسه ابوریحان, Sajjad Khaksari Dec 2008

!!! مدرسه ابوریحان, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

داستان کوتاه «مدرسه ابوریحان» داستانی از واقعیت تلخ نظام آموزش و پرورش ایران است. تجربه ای میدانی از بحران فرهنگی اجتماعی که ریشه در اندیشه های متحجر مدیران این وزرات خانه دارد


Charting Growth, Outcomes And Change, Hamish Bennett Coates Dec 2008

Charting Growth, Outcomes And Change, Hamish Bennett Coates

Professor Hamish Coates

This update provides an overview of two related projects which have researched participation in science, mathematics and technology in Australian education, and the employment demand and outcomes for graduates with higher degree research qualifications in the science and mathematics fields. It includes a story on the Online Leadership Learning System (OLLS) being developed by the University of Western Sydney and ACER with a grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. This update provides a quick snapshot of ACER’s consultative design of a national Tertiary Engineering Capability Assessment (TECA), and of patterns emerging from 2008 AUSSE. A briefing is ...


Los Académicos Mexicanos A Principios Del Siglo Xxi: Una Primera Exploración Sobre Quiénes Son Y Cómo Perciben Su Trabajo, Sus Instituciones Y Algunas Políticas Públicas, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes Nov 2008

Los Académicos Mexicanos A Principios Del Siglo Xxi: Una Primera Exploración Sobre Quiénes Son Y Cómo Perciben Su Trabajo, Sus Instituciones Y Algunas Políticas Públicas, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Con base a una encuesta nacional de 1973 académicos en su gran mayoría de tiempo completo, se proporciona información sobre su perfil demográfico y la manera en que perciben sus condiciones de trabajo, las actividades que realizan, el ambiente organizacional y sus opiniones respecto a políticas públicas como el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores y el Programa para el Mejoramiento del Profesorado. Los resultados encontrados se discuten a la luz de los procesos de cambio que se han venido dando en la educación superior mexicana durante las últimas tres décadas, y se reflexionan sobre algunas de las implicaciones de dichos resultados.


پابرهنه در بهشت, Sajjad Khaksari Nov 2008

پابرهنه در بهشت, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

سلام به اهالی پابرهنه بهشت


Attitudes Of University Students Toward Individuals With Exceptionalities And Inclusive Practices, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Oct 2008

Attitudes Of University Students Toward Individuals With Exceptionalities And Inclusive Practices, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

No abstract provided.


Vision And Practice In The Columbia Core Curriculum, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D. Oct 2008

Vision And Practice In The Columbia Core Curriculum, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D.

Timothy P Cross

No abstract provided.


Water Borne Diseases And Rural Development In Sudan Study Of Malaria In Gezira Irrigated Agricultural Scheme, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed Oct 2008

Water Borne Diseases And Rural Development In Sudan Study Of Malaria In Gezira Irrigated Agricultural Scheme, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Gezira irrigated scheme is globally one of the biggest agricultural productive units administratively managed. It has seen deteriorating productivity for the past two decades. There cries that it should be privatized. That was seriously taken by the government in an economic liquidation of its assets. However, in this study we discuss analyze other aspects than the previously mentioned aspects of production parameters. We focus of health economics and how gradual negligence led to the prevalence of waterborne diseases. That degenerated farmers' abilities to produce. The present study was carried out in the Gezira scheme to measure the impact of water ...


Education's Effect On Poverty: Combating Child Labor And Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty Through Education, John Fox, Azra Kacapor Oct 2008

Education's Effect On Poverty: Combating Child Labor And Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty Through Education, John Fox, Azra Kacapor

John Fox

This co-authored article argues that ensuring a future for the 165 million children involved in child labor today rests with access, retention and completion of adequate, quality education. We explore this connection in the context of World Learning's Winari project in Ecuador.


Understanding Cpd Of Adults Through An Insider's Narrative, Imran Anjum Chaudary Oct 2008

Understanding Cpd Of Adults Through An Insider's Narrative, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Integrated Teacher Evaluation Model (Item): A Lift To Instructional Improvement And Quality Education In Nigeria, Prof Ada Sam Omenyi, Ngozi Agu, Christy Odimegwu Sep 2008

Integrated Teacher Evaluation Model (Item): A Lift To Instructional Improvement And Quality Education In Nigeria, Prof Ada Sam Omenyi, Ngozi Agu, Christy Odimegwu

Prof Ada Sam Omenyi

It is has been one of the nation‟s greatest challenges to provide quality education for the populace being that she has taken education to be an instrument for national development. Having acknowledged that teachers are at the heart of education system, it is paramount that teacher quality is assured through effective evaluation. Teacher evaluation has been under some worrisome trend for a long time now. The annual ritual evaluation involving external supervisors‟ and principals‟ observations and ratings do not appear to address the problem of sieving the wheat from the chaff, a action necessary to lift education from its ...


Mexican Academics At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century: Who Are They And How Do They Perceive Their Work, Institutions And Public Policies (A Preliminary Analysis), Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García, José L. Arcos-Vega, Jorge G. Martínez-Stack, Sergio Martínez-Romo, Gabriel A. Sánchez-De-Aparicio-Y-Benítez, Leonardo Jiménez-Loza, María E. Barrera-Bustillos Sep 2008

Mexican Academics At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century: Who Are They And How Do They Perceive Their Work, Institutions And Public Policies (A Preliminary Analysis), Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García, José L. Arcos-Vega, Jorge G. Martínez-Stack, Sergio Martínez-Romo, Gabriel A. Sánchez-De-Aparicio-Y-Benítez, Leonardo Jiménez-Loza, María E. Barrera-Bustillos

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Based on a first cut of nearly 826 Mexican full-time faculty, data is presented in relation to their socio-demographic profile, working conditions, and opinions regarding their institution. Results, although preliminary, are discussed in the context of the changes Mexican higher education has gone through the last four decades.


Information Management Principles, Lance Deveson Aug 2008

Information Management Principles, Lance Deveson

Lance Deveson

The author sets out 10 essential principles for achieving excellence in information management at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).


Graduates’ Employability Skills For Today’S Workplace: A Groundwork For Assessment, Prof Ada Sam Omenyi, Ngozi Agu, Christy Odimegwu Aug 2008

Graduates’ Employability Skills For Today’S Workplace: A Groundwork For Assessment, Prof Ada Sam Omenyi, Ngozi Agu, Christy Odimegwu

Prof Ada Sam Omenyi

Many scholars, economists, researchers and experts have admitted that global competition and rapid technological advances have changed intensely and will continue to drastically transform the nature and content of the world of work, along with the skills required to get the job done. To meet this challenge, it is necessary to determine the critical workplace competencies which have been variously defined as employability skills, and to ensure that they are integrated and infused in tertiary school curriculum. However a review of literature across scholars and nations who have been pursuing this topic shows different lists of these employability skills. The ...


Quranic Verse Recitation Recognition Module For Support In J-Qaf Learning: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Zaidi Razak, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Emran Mohd Tamil, Noorzaily Mohamed Noor, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman Aug 2008

Quranic Verse Recitation Recognition Module For Support In J-Qaf Learning: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Zaidi Razak, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Emran Mohd Tamil, Noorzaily Mohamed Noor, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman

Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim

Each person’s voice is different. Thus, the Quran sound, which had been recited by most of recitors will probably tend to differ a lot from one person to another. Although those Quranic sentence were particularly taken from the same verse, but the way of the sentence in Al-Quran been recited or delivered may be different. It may produce the difference sounds for the different recitors. Those same combinations of letters may be pronounced differently due to the use of harakates. This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive review of Quran Arabic verse recitation recognition focusing on the techniques used ...


Language And Graffiti Of Exceptional Individuals In West Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jul 2008

Language And Graffiti Of Exceptional Individuals In West Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

This paper establishes the place of language and graffiti practiced by exceptional individuals in the interpretation of family values, the preservation of culture and traditional heritage of the Igbo community in Southeastern Nigeria. The paper also takes a cursory look at graffiti art and exceptionality in a time when the Igbo tradition and culture were highly respected, jealously guarded and deep-rooted in the heart and soul of its people. Graffiti creations by exceptional individuals transfer both oral and visual education to documented tradition; for societal knowledge and awareness, individual wisdom, expressions against repression, pride and recognition of Igbo language and ...


Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels Jul 2008

Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels

Rozz Albon

If, as some people believe, university teaching is all about allowing or enabling students to attain their full potential, rather than merely creating more ‘bricks in the wall’, gifted students provide a particularly thorny problem for teaching academics in the contemporary university environment. Many gifted students, by the time they reach university, have long since established, in their attempts to ‘fit in’, how to hide their special talents. A university environment may well be the final formal opportunity for gifted students to be accepted as such, and most importantly, for them to take better advantage of these capabilities in their ...


Preparing Law Students For Disappointing Exam Results: Lessons From "Casey At The Bat", Grant H. Morris Jun 2008

Preparing Law Students For Disappointing Exam Results: Lessons From "Casey At The Bat", Grant H. Morris

Grant H Morris

It is a statistical fact of life that two-thirds of the law students who enter law school will not graduate in the upper one-third of their law school class. Typically, those students are disappointed in their examination grade results and in their class standing. Nowhere does this disappointment manifest itself more than in their attitude toward their classes. As students begin law school, they are eager, excited, and willing to participate in class discussion. But after they receive their first semester grade results, many students withdraw from the learning process; they are depressed and disengaged. They suffer a significant loss ...


Google Earth Meets Higher Ed: Reflections On Neogeography, Cathy Moulder May 2008

Google Earth Meets Higher Ed: Reflections On Neogeography, Cathy Moulder

Cathy Moulder

Educators in many disciplines are embracing the wonders of Google Earth to engage their students. This session explains the context of change in education (Web 2.0 and the NetGen students) and how these two trends merge in a new area called Neogeography. The session presents preliminary findings of a research project to identify the early adoption of one Neogeography (Google Earth). Results show a developing use of Google Earth in course assignments at the college and university level, with several resources identified that will become available in summer 2008.


A Fresh Look At Ph.D. Education May 2008

A Fresh Look At Ph.D. Education

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

On March 31,2008, leaders in Ll.S, and international graduate education met with representatives of federal agencies in Arlington, VA, at a CGS-NSF sponsored workshop titled "A Fresh Look at Ph.D. Education" to consider some key issues that could influence the future directions of doctoral education. The workshop comprised two sessions with the first focusing on what is known about Ph.D. completion and efforts by universities and federal agencies to improve the completion rate in the U.S. The second session focused on new approaches to the education of Ph.D. students, and featured presentations by three ...


Assessment As Quality Improvement, Christopher M. Davis Apr 2008

Assessment As Quality Improvement, Christopher M. Davis

Christopher M Davis

No abstract provided.


Party Themes: Just Fun Or Offensive?, Larry D. Long Apr 2008

Party Themes: Just Fun Or Offensive?, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Fraternities and sororities commonly organize themed social functions. Unfortunately, many of these functions have themes that are racially or sexually derogatory. The belief is that these themes are “just for fun” and there isn’t any intent to harm or offend anyone. This session reviews examples of inappropriate party themes and provides suggestions on creating more inclusive and welcoming environments in fraternities and sororities.


37th Statistical Report: 1992-2005, Cags Apr 2008

37th Statistical Report: 1992-2005, Cags

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

We are pleased to present the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies’ (CAGS) 37th Statistical Report. The report provides data on enrolment and graduation at the graduate levels from 1992 to 2005. The report was produced from data submitted to Statistics Canada by Canadian universities.


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.


Applying Focus Groups In Educational Research In Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Mar 2008

Applying Focus Groups In Educational Research In Africa, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

The study using focus groups in the West African nation of The Gambia was an experiential research, which provided viable data on girl child education practices, problems and prospects in the African sub region. This paper presents an opportunity to explore peoples’ perceptions on issues of interest and concern to Gambians on girl child education. The 2006-2007 study was conducted through the use of focus groups for data collection, covering six educational regions in the Republic of The Gambia.


Awareness Of Global Cultures In The Classroom, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Feb 2008

Awareness Of Global Cultures In The Classroom, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

No abstract provided.


Effective Library And Information Services Sustainability And The Impact Of Information And Communication Technology, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana, Oyintola Isiak Amusa Feb 2008

Effective Library And Information Services Sustainability And The Impact Of Information And Communication Technology, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana, Oyintola Isiak Amusa

EMMANUEL KUNLE OGUNLANA

With the incorporation of information and communication technologies and more open models, the library has the potential of becoming more involved at all stages, and in all contexts, of knowledge creation, dissemination, and use. This paper looks at the impact and challenges of ICT on library and Information Services. Various library services were highlighted, especially those services that ICT have great impact upon. The paper proffers recommendations and concludes that ICT is cost effective and can improve library services and ensure sustainability


Neurosciences And Education: One Example Of A Two-Way Cooperation, Armando F. Rocha, Fábio T. Rocha Jan 2008

Neurosciences And Education: One Example Of A Two-Way Cooperation, Armando F. Rocha, Fábio T. Rocha

Armando F Rocha

The relationship between education and cognitive neuroscience is an old issue from which the idea of the ‘neuroeducators’ was proposed 25 years ago. The premise of this idea is that the knowledge about how the brain operates our learning could help teachers in the classrootm. Despite of being an old issue, there are yet some unsolved matters. Firstly, how neuroscience and education could integrate biological understanding about learning cerebral process has not been yet clearly discussed. The present paper presents the results from Enscer– Teaching the Brain Project – that has been developed in Brazil for five years. During that time ...


La Participación Del Académico En Procesos De Planeación Y Su Visión Institucional, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Jesús Fco. Galaz-Fontes, José L. Arcos-Vega Jan 2008

La Participación Del Académico En Procesos De Planeación Y Su Visión Institucional, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Jesús Fco. Galaz-Fontes, José L. Arcos-Vega

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un análisis exploratorio de las posibles relaciones, para los académicos de tiempo completo de una universidad pública estatal mexicana, entre niveles de participación en los procesos de formulación del Programa Integral de Fortalecimiento Institucional (PIFI) y/o Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Dependencia de Educación Superior (PRODES), y los niveles de información, percepción del ambiente laboral, de la administración, de la toma de decisiones e influencia, de imagen y pertenencia institucional, y de satisfacción en el trabajo. La información se obtuvo a partir de la Encuesta Anual de Ambiente Organizacional (EAAO) aplicada ...