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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.