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A Modified Model Of College Student Persistence: Exploring The Relationship Between Astin's Theory Of Involvement And Tinto's Theory Of Student Departure, Jeffrey F. Milem, Joseph B. Berger Jan 1997

A Modified Model Of College Student Persistence: Exploring The Relationship Between Astin's Theory Of Involvement And Tinto's Theory Of Student Departure, Jeffrey F. Milem, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

This study provides insight into 1st-year undergraduate persistence by using behavioral measures, based on Astin's theory of involvement, to further our understanding of Tinto's theory of student departure. The findings from this study support using an integrated model in which student behaviors and perceptions interact to influence the development of academic and social integration.


Participatory Evaluation Among Rural Women: Charting The Birth Of Articulation And Power, Jane T. Benbow Jan 1997

Participatory Evaluation Among Rural Women: Charting The Birth Of Articulation And Power, Jane T. Benbow

Gender and Development

A description of a pilot project to integrate women in Rose Hall, St. Vincent, Barbados into rural development. The book details the process whereby the women chose their own path to development. Their successful activities include creating adult education and pre-school programs and building a community center, illustrating how women in Rose Hall “do” development through their leadership and vision for their community’s development. By addressing important theoretical and practical implications of the project, this book makes a valuable contribution to the women in development discourse.


Transformation In Communities And Individuals In International Development, James Richard Troudt Jan 1997

Transformation In Communities And Individuals In International Development, James Richard Troudt

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Students’ Dropout In Continuing Education: A Namibian Case Study, Vekaama Heroldt Murangi Jan 1997

Students’ Dropout In Continuing Education: A Namibian Case Study, Vekaama Heroldt Murangi

Master's Capstone Projects

This study was undertaken in Namibia, to determine causes for student dropouts m continuing education face-to-face centers. The utilized sample in the study consisted of one hundred and seventy learners (including both current & non-continuing learners), and sixty tutors. In this context, dropout refers to those students enrolling for a course (Grade 10, Standard 10) at face-to-face centers and discontinuing their studies before completing the entire course. It is required from all learners to attend classes regularly before they can sit for the final external examination taking place annually in October or November.

Chapter 1 of the study gives a general ...


Hispanic Women's Perceptions Of Family And Community Influences On Their Empowerment Process, Rita Raboin Jan 1997

Hispanic Women's Perceptions Of Family And Community Influences On Their Empowerment Process, Rita Raboin

Master's Capstone Projects

This research project addresses the empowerment processes of five Hispanic women from their perspectives of the family and community influences in their lives. One woman each from El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, and two from Puerto Rico, ranging in age from thirty-five to fifty-two years old engaged in interviews, listened to this content, and shared their feedback as to impacting influences in their lives. Throughout nine meetings they dialogued about discoveries and questions that emerged as a result of a reflective process that developed among us.

How do we reflect about our growth process? Do we know what strengths we bring ...


Cyberminga, Jane Moscyznski Jan 1997

Cyberminga, Jane Moscyznski

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Alternative Agriculture In Isan: A Way Out For Small-Scale Farmers, Michael J. Goldberg Jan 1997

Alternative Agriculture In Isan: A Way Out For Small-Scale Farmers, Michael J. Goldberg

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of A Peace Corps Training Design, Ann M. Hartman Jan 1997

The Evolution Of A Peace Corps Training Design, Ann M. Hartman

Master's Capstone Projects

This project is the product of a rare opportunity for praxis: reflection and action and reflection and action. It is the complex interaction between my graduate school experience and two summers of work as the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Training Coordinator for Peace Corps Pre-Service Training in Bulgaria. For the most part, the work served as the action, and the graduate school served as my reflection, but at some moments, the converse is also true. The work helped me to better understand the theory and concepts I was learning in school, and the school helped me to ...


The Learning Cart Module: Bilingual/Bicultural Application, Sally Habana-Hafner, Janna Shadduck, Andrea Avazian Jan 1997

The Learning Cart Module: Bilingual/Bicultural Application, Sally Habana-Hafner, Janna Shadduck, Andrea Avazian

Community Development

Leaders can be effective educators to their peers inside and outside their community. As practitioners, they are in a position to draw on existing cultural knowledge and to discover new knowledge in developing innovative practices and techniques. But they learn best when they themselves are active learners and educators. Participation in community projects, formal training, and the exchange of resources and ideas will help them hone their skills as educators. The repeated cycles of reflection and practical experience characteristic of this action learning makes leaders well qualified to become trainers.

This module is designed to help community leaders and community ...


Local Currencies In Community Development Or Too Much Mngwotngwotiki Is Bad For You, Tony Savdie, Tim Cohen-Mitchell Jan 1997

Local Currencies In Community Development Or Too Much Mngwotngwotiki Is Bad For You, Tony Savdie, Tim Cohen-Mitchell

Community Development

This useful resource guide for trainers and community activists discusses alternative currencies as part of creating alternative economic systems at the local level. The guide includes a case study of HOURS in Ithaca, New York and a discussion of the scripts and LETS alternative currency systems and their usefulness to community-development.

The Tangu people of New Guinea have a word for what occurs between people when they temporarily suspend their sense of obligation to one another. It is mngwotngwotiki (pronounced nig-what-gwoh-teekee). This study of local currency systems counters too much mngwotngwotiki by offering a concrete way to develop a sense ...