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Assessing How Diversity Affects Students' Interest In Social Change, Gary D. Malaney, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2005

Assessing How Diversity Affects Students' Interest In Social Change, Gary D. Malaney, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

As the country's racial/ethnic minority representation increases, colleges and universities have increasingly sought to diversify their enrollments in order to better prepare all students to live and work in a diverse democracy. However, diversification may negatively affect campus climate and undergraduate peer relations leading to both increased racial tensions and to lower levels of satisfaction and retention for both minority and majority students. This study examined the effects of students; entry characteristics, pre-college environments, and pre-college activities on 3 democratic outcomes that serve as potential indicators of new undergraduate students; readiness to positively engage with diversity: social change ...


Bridging: Progress Card / Learner Progress Chart, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2005

Bridging: Progress Card / Learner Progress Chart, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

No abstract provided.


Preparing The Field For Implementing "Monitoring Learning Achievement" Project In Tajikistan, Central Asia, Larissa Savitskaya Jan 2005

Preparing The Field For Implementing "Monitoring Learning Achievement" Project In Tajikistan, Central Asia, Larissa Savitskaya

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


The Epidemic Of The Young: An Overview Of The Hiv/Aids Situation And Current Preventive Activities In Uzbekistan, Firuza Gafurova Jan 2005

The Epidemic Of The Young: An Overview Of The Hiv/Aids Situation And Current Preventive Activities In Uzbekistan, Firuza Gafurova

Master's Capstone Projects

During its more than twenty-year history, HIV/AIDS has taken away millions of lives worldwide. Although at nascent stage, the epidemic is rapidly increasing in the Central Asian region. In Uzbekistan it is mainly driven by injecting drug users. Research shows that the epidemic has already found its way from the concentrated groups to the general population through heterosexual transmission, with more than fifty percent of the infections found among young people. This desk research is found on the extent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uzbekistan, and prevention activities taking place to address the epidemic spread among young people ...


Is There A Slate Here For Me?- A Look At The Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Brac Schools, David P. Donaldson Jan 2005

Is There A Slate Here For Me?- A Look At The Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Brac Schools, David P. Donaldson

Master's Capstone Projects

The rights of people with disabilities have been outlined through many international policies. One specific right, which many of us take for granted, is the right to access public education. Many of these policies, which have been adopted by countries and non-governmental organizations (NGO) throughout the world, call for the inclusion of children with disabilities. One such organization, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, most commonly known as BRAC, is explored in this paper.

In June of 2004, BRAC created a research team, which was made-up of two interns and a unit manger to conduct research over a period of one ...


Exploring Gender, Reducing Hiv/Aids: A Training Design For Peer Facilitators Of Unicef Nambia's "My Future Is My Choice" Program, Jennifer H. Chin Jan 2005

Exploring Gender, Reducing Hiv/Aids: A Training Design For Peer Facilitators Of Unicef Nambia's "My Future Is My Choice" Program, Jennifer H. Chin

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Expanding Access To Learning, Hui Zhao Jan 2005

Expanding Access To Learning, Hui Zhao

Master's Capstone Projects

Universities by tradition are established to teach, conduct research, and provide services to communities. With the computer and modem, the classrooms and ivy-covered walls of today's colleges are becoming artifacts of education "as it used to be." What we call "non-traditional" today because they are delivered through various distance learning technologies (computer, videotape, correspondence etc.) will become the preferred delivery system for education in the 21st century. Especially in developing countries, open universities are playing a more important role than tradition ones to make higher education available to more people--especially adults--principally through a system of open access and distance ...


Prospects And Challenges: Teaching An Introductory Course On International Education In U.S. Classroom, Manaslu Gurung Jan 2005

Prospects And Challenges: Teaching An Introductory Course On International Education In U.S. Classroom, Manaslu Gurung

Master's Capstone Projects

The purpose of this research is to explore the experiences of teaching an introductory course on International Education in a US classroom. The study focuses on some of the leading challenges of discussing links between international education and international development from a variety of global perspectives, particularly the Third World perspective. The underlying goal of this reflective research is to address the importance of International Education is today’s world where education continues to be political and where what we see, understand, and value in the First World impacts the Third World more directly and severely than ever before. Free ...


Evaluation Report, Will Snyder Jan 2005

Evaluation Report, Will Snyder

STEM Connections GK12 Project

No abstract provided.


Higher Ed Matters: The Resilience Of New England States On Colleges And Universities To Sustain Their Population And Workforce, Stephen Coelen, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2005

Higher Ed Matters: The Resilience Of New England States On Colleges And Universities To Sustain Their Population And Workforce, Stephen Coelen, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Contextual Challenges For Application Of The Minimum Standards In Education For Emergencies, Aiah A. S. Mbayo Jan 2005

Contextual Challenges For Application Of The Minimum Standards In Education For Emergencies, Aiah A. S. Mbayo

Master's Capstone Projects

Education in emergencies is a necessity that can be both life sustaining and life saving To this end, the development of the Minimum Standards in Education for Emergencies, Chronic Crisis and Early Reconstruction (MSEE) is an expression of commitment by major stakeholders that all individuals in crisis situations deserve quality education. While development of the MSEE is a commendable effort towards addressing issues of access, quality and accountability in program implementation, achievement of the standards is contingent on factors that are far more complex and beyond the capacity and control of agencies. This analytic study questions the fundamental assumptions that ...


An Analysis Of Information Management At The School Level In Malawi: A Case Of Lilongwe Primary Schools, Hatsue Kimura Jan 2005

An Analysis Of Information Management At The School Level In Malawi: A Case Of Lilongwe Primary Schools, Hatsue Kimura

Master's Capstone Projects

Information can provide a guide and direction for action. Educational Management Information Systems (EMIS) in Malawi was established in 1986 to generate quality information for planning, policy formation, and decision-making. Despite many efforts to improve EMIS, Malawi stills struggles to have good information. One of the challenges rests on making schools play their roles effectively, as the major source of data for EMIS in these efforts.

The purpose of this study was to describe the information management in primary schools in Malawi, using survey research. The study analyzed information management at the school level by focusing on data collection, record ...