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2011

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Full-Text Articles in Education

Neoliberalism, Urbanism And The Education Economy: Producing Hyderabad As A ‘Global City’, Sangeeta Kamat May 2011

Neoliberalism, Urbanism And The Education Economy: Producing Hyderabad As A ‘Global City’, Sangeeta Kamat

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, R. Gomez Jan 2011

Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, R. Gomez

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) commissioned this paper to help inform a CAAL Roundtable in New York City in June 2010. It examines three broad questions: (1) What adult education “certification and credentialing” systems for teachers and staff are currently in use in the U.S. (in terms of standards, requirements, and mechanisms)? (2) What benefits could a comprehensive adult education certification system have—for learners, teachers, and institutions? And (3), based on current practice and understanding, what steps might be taken to further examine difficult issues and develop a comprehensive certification system if one is desired?


Breaking The Language Barrier: A Report On English Language Services In Greater Boston, Cristine Smith, L. Soricone, N. Singh, J. Commings, K. Shields, L. Stacks, A. Tull Jan 2011

Breaking The Language Barrier: A Report On English Language Services In Greater Boston, Cristine Smith, L. Soricone, N. Singh, J. Commings, K. Shields, L. Stacks, A. Tull

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

Assesses Massachusetts' English for Speakers of Other Languages system, demand and supply for services, their quantity and quality, and challenges such as lack of coordination. Recommends ways to reduce gaps in services and raise efficiency and quality.


How The Chameleon Overcame Its Complex: Engage And The Formation Of A Prefigurative Social Movement, Philip W. Mangis Jan 2011

How The Chameleon Overcame Its Complex: Engage And The Formation Of A Prefigurative Social Movement, Philip W. Mangis

Master's Capstone Projects

U.S. students who participate in justice-oriented study abroad programs face great challenges reintegrating to life in the United States. In addition to working through culture shock, these students ultimately confront the dilemma of putting into practice a newfound transformed worldview that runs counter to hegemonic norms. Faced with the challenge of negotiating this dissonance, students can choose to blend in and conform to the status quo while struggling internally with their un-actualized perspective transformation – like a chameleon with a complex – or they can find ways to resist assimilation by acting on their transformation and taking action in the world ...


Atlas Program Profile Analysis Framework Data From: Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study, Laura Gluck Jan 2011

Atlas Program Profile Analysis Framework Data From: Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study, Laura Gluck

Master's Capstone Projects

This paper explores the theoretical basis and past research exploring what helps adults to learn effectively in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) setting. Information on eleven ABE-to-college transition programs was compiled through the Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study (ATLAS) data collection. Statistical analyses of the resulting program-level variables were conducted to examine their effect on transition course participants’ college outcomes. Four of the twelve variables analyzed were found to significantly impact the likelihood of participants enrolling in college and successfully earning at least three credits: 1) whether the program uses grades versus pass/fail marks; 2) whether the program has a ...


Final Evaluation Report, Sagefox Consulting Group Jan 2011

Final Evaluation Report, Sagefox Consulting Group

IPY STEM Polar Connections

No abstract provided.


The Promise And Problems Of Higher Education In Fragile Regions, Joseph B. Berger, Katherine Edmund Hudson Jan 2011

The Promise And Problems Of Higher Education In Fragile Regions, Joseph B. Berger, Katherine Edmund Hudson

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez Jan 2011

Certifying Adult Education Staff And Faculty, Cristine Smith, Ricardo Gomez

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Mapping Nest Success In Migrating Birds, Daniel Bisaccio Jan 2011

Mapping Nest Success In Migrating Birds, Daniel Bisaccio

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

Does habitat size, fragmented forests, or “the edge effect” impact nest success of migrating / resident birds?


Colloids And Emulsions, Tony Dinsmore Jan 2011

Colloids And Emulsions, Tony Dinsmore

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

Colloids and Emulsions.

These materials are very common and are amenable to some nice demonstrations, yet are not part of the usual curriculum. Topics include surface tension (and why droplets are spherical; why shaving cream acts like a solid even though it's made of liquid and gas); Brownian motion and the microscopic origin of heat; the behavior of many particles (phase transitions, how colloidal particles can spontaneously order themselves – an accurate demonstration of how water molecules form ice crystals); what is inside everyday materials.


Working With The Engineering Design Process, Thomas Gralinski Jan 2011

Working With The Engineering Design Process, Thomas Gralinski

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

No abstract provided.


Does Parenting Predict Child Relational Aggression?, Nastassja A. Marshall Jan 2011

Does Parenting Predict Child Relational Aggression?, Nastassja A. Marshall

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Relational aggression is associated with significant psychosocial consequences for children including anxiety, depression, and delinquency. Few research studies have examined the relationship between parenting and childhood relational aggression. Furthermore, only one previous published investigation has examined the relationship between observed parenting and child relational aggression. The current study examined the relationship between six observed parenting factors (laxness, overreactivity, negative affect, disparagement, problem-solving, and positive emotional support) and teacher-reported relational aggression. Forty-six children, mainly of European-American and Puerto-Rican descent, between 7 and 10 years old (M = 8.29, SD = .75), participated in the study. Observational data from a discipline (clean-up) task ...


Subversive Representations Of Education In Francophone Novels Of The Colonial Maghreb, Whitney Bevill Jan 2011

Subversive Representations Of Education In Francophone Novels Of The Colonial Maghreb, Whitney Bevill

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Much work exploring alterity and hybridity in the Maghreb ignores representations of education which confront seminal formative experiences, specifically education. French colonial education was problematic because it granted access to the colonizer’s culture, yet it also created a rupture in self-identity for Maghrebi students. In this thesis, I interrogate the literary representations of sites and sources of education by analyzing how these representations discuss the tension between formal French education and informal Maghrebi education.

My thesis begins with a historical overview of colonial education in the Maghreb. I then discuss literary methods of negotiating identity, contrasting Arab and Western ...


Schoolyard Renovations In The Context Of Urban Greening: Insight From The Boston Schoolyard Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, Katherine A. Tooke Jan 2011

Schoolyard Renovations In The Context Of Urban Greening: Insight From The Boston Schoolyard Initiative, Boston, Massachusetts, Katherine A. Tooke

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Twenty years ago the public schoolyards in Boston, Massachusetts were in a deplorable state: most were entirely paved, seriously neglected and used predominantly for parking. Since 1995, the Boston Schoolyards Initiative (BSI) has worked to transform these spaces into vibrant environments of recreation and learning. Renovations typically include adding play structures, gardens, murals and seating that can engage children at recess or support an educational activity. Recent research has shown that BSI renovations have had a positive impact on student academic performance (Lopez, Jennings and Campbell, 2008), but little attention has yet focused on how these revived and greened spaces ...