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Exploring The Impact Of Historically Black Colleges In Promoting The Development Of Undergraduates' Self-Concept, Joseph B. Berger, Jeffrey F. Milem Jan 2000

Exploring The Impact Of Historically Black Colleges In Promoting The Development Of Undergraduates' Self-Concept, Joseph B. Berger, Jeffrey F. Milem

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of how institutional context affected the development of self-concept in a sample of 273 African American college students, 67% of whom were female. The findings from this study suggest that students attending church affiliated historically Black colleges develop significantly higher self-ratings in three domains of self-concept--psychosocial wellness, academic, and achievement orientation--than do students attending similar predominantly White institutions.


Widening Literacy: A Training Manual For Managers Of Adult Literacy Learning Programs, Alan Rogers, Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Udaya Manandhar Jan 2000

Widening Literacy: A Training Manual For Managers Of Adult Literacy Learning Programs, Alan Rogers, Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Udaya Manandhar

Methods, Training, & Materials Development

This training manual has been developed to serve two purposes:

  1. To be used as the basis of a training program. To this end, some comments are addressed to the trainer.
  2. To be read independently of a training program as a tool for self-directed learning. To this end, some remarks are addressed to the independent reader.

Both sets of users may of course use this manual in whichever way they prefer, starting where they wish to start and finishing where they wish to finish. But we recommend that you look at the introduction before you begin to work on any section ...


The Beanpot Game: An Educational Tool For Teaching Nutrition To Hispanic Populations In The United States, Roja Affolter-Aschari Jan 2000

The Beanpot Game: An Educational Tool For Teaching Nutrition To Hispanic Populations In The United States, Roja Affolter-Aschari

Master's Capstone Projects

This masters project documents the process of the development of a game to teach nutritional behaviors as a strategy to address major health problems in the Hispanic populations in New England. The game can be easily adapted to meet diverse cultural requirements across the U.S.

After discussing the major issues that plague nutrition education programs for Hispanic populations, this paper discusses arguments that support the idea to attempt to teach nutritional issues through the use of games. The paper also discusses the use of culturally appropriate nutrition symbols, the choice of quiz questions, as well as the research process ...


Final Report On The Activities Of The Center For Immigrant And Refugee Community Leadership And Empowerment (Circle) Project: Covering The Period From 09/01/99 To 08/31/00, Sally R Habana-Hafner, Vachel W Miller, Michael Joseph Simsik, Cole D Genge Jan 2000

Final Report On The Activities Of The Center For Immigrant And Refugee Community Leadership And Empowerment (Circle) Project: Covering The Period From 09/01/99 To 08/31/00, Sally R Habana-Hafner, Vachel W Miller, Michael Joseph Simsik, Cole D Genge

Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment (CIRCLE) Project

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Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis Jan 2000

Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

A conception of evaluation as learning focuses attention on the critical inquiry cycle that incorporates use throughout the evaluation process.


Dialogue For Learning: Evaluator As A Critical Friend, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis Jan 2000

Dialogue For Learning: Evaluator As A Critical Friend, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

If the purpose of evaluation is learning, dialogue can be an effective means for achieving this purpose. This chapter focuses on the crucial role of language in establishing the heuristic stance that fosters dialogic inquiry and thereby enhances the effectiveness of evaluation. The role of the evaluator in facilitating dialogue is explicated through examples from practice.


Faculty Teaching Skills And Their Influence On The College Student Departure Process, John M. Braxton, Nathaniel J. Bray, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2000

Faculty Teaching Skills And Their Influence On The College Student Departure Process, John M. Braxton, Nathaniel J. Bray, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

Building on Tinto's interactionalist theory of student departure, this study examines student perceptions of faculty teaching skills as a precursor to student persistence. Using path analysis to consider this link, the findings demonstrate a significant influence of faculty teaching skills on student persistence. Theoretical and practical implications are then discussed.


Kinsey Dialogue Series #2: Participatory Research And Action: Flower, Weed, Or Genetically Modified Monster?, Eileen Kane Jan 2000

Kinsey Dialogue Series #2: Participatory Research And Action: Flower, Weed, Or Genetically Modified Monster?, Eileen Kane

Participatory Research & Practice

Over the last fifteen years I have been using participatory research in many areas, and especially to look at problems and opportunities for girls' education in developing countries. In this paper, I want to share some ideas about what I think needs to happen if participatory approaches are to grow and flourish in the future. The questions I am asking are, "what is participatory research? is it a sunflower, getting stronger as it pushes toward enlightenment? Is it kudzu, omnipresent and sometimes out of place? Is it a rootless creation, a carbuncle grafted on to the conventional trunk of research ...


Dialogue For Learning: Evaluator As A Critical Friend, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis Jan 2000

Dialogue For Learning: Evaluator As A Critical Friend, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis

Gretchen Rossman

If the purpose of evaluation is learning, dialogue can be an effective means for achieving this purpose. This chapter focuses on the crucial role of language in establishing the heuristic stance that fosters dialogic inquiry and thereby enhances the effectiveness of evaluation. The role of the evaluator in facilitating dialogue is explicated through examples from practice.


Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis Jan 2000

Critical Inquiry And Use As Action. The Expanding Scope Of Evaluation Use, Gretchen Rossman, S. F. Rallis

Gretchen Rossman

A conception of evaluation as learning focuses attention on the critical inquiry cycle that incorporates use throughout the evaluation process.