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Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson Dec 2006

Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

The ways in which refugees are assumed to adapt to United States society have serious consequences on their enjoyment and fulfillment in their schooling experiences. This is further compounded by the incorporation of refugees under a more general umbrella of "immigrant" studies. Here, excerpts are shared from an experiential study of fifteen adolescent Bosnian female refugees in New York City schools to articulate an alternative identity paradigm, roots & routes, which captures the ways in which refugees consciously balance their ethnic and new national identities in understanding themselves, their lives, and how they represent themselves to others. This paradigm enables a ...


Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson Dec 2006

Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson

Jacqueline Mosselson

The ways in which refugees are assumed to adapt to United States society have serious consequences on their enjoyment and fulfillment in their schooling experiences. This is further compounded by the incorporation of refugees under a more general umbrella of "immigrant" studies. Here, excerpts are shared from an experiential study of fifteen adolescent Bosnian female refugees in New York City schools to articulate an alternative identity paradigm, roots & routes, which captures the ways in which refugees consciously balance their ethnic and new national identities in understanding themselves, their lives, and how they represent themselves to others. This paradigm enables a ...


New England 2020: A Forecast Of Educational Attainment And Its Implications For The Workforce Of New England States, Stephen Coelen, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2006

New England 2020: A Forecast Of Educational Attainment And Its Implications For The Workforce Of New England States, Stephen Coelen, Joseph B. Berger

Center for International Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bridging: Overview Of The Curriculum, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Overview Of The Curriculum, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

Learning for Life Bridging Program is a health-based literacy program designed for rural women to strengthen their literacy skills and improve their chances for entering community midwife training. The curriculum of the Bridging program provides instructional materials for classes in the four subject areas of Health, Language, Math and Communications and Analytical Skills.


Foundations Health: Learner Book Milestones 4-9, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Foundations Health: Learner Book Milestones 4-9, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

No abstract provided.


Foundations Health: Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Foundations Health: Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

This document is for use by the Facilitators, those who will be guiding learners. It contains Milestones and Activities for one subject area.


Bridging: Mathematics Faciliator Book Milestones 1-12, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Mathematics Faciliator Book Milestones 1-12, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

This document is for use by the Facilitators, those who will be guiding learners. It contains Milestones and Activities for one subject area.

- Curriculum Chart

- Milestones (MS)

- Instructional Activities

- Evaluation Activities

- Learner Books


Bridging: Language Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Language Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

This document is for use by the Facilitators, those who will be guiding learners. It contains Milestones and Activities for one subject area.


Bridging: Facilitator Guide, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Facilitator Guide, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

Learning for Life is a health-focused accelerated adult literacy and learning initiative to prepare women and older girls in rural areas of 12 provinces1 for Community Health Worker and Community Midwifery training. Learning for Life (LfL) was established in December 2004 in Kabul and Herat provinces. LfL will expand to over 7800 women in 12 provinces by summer 2005. Two tiers of classes are available to women: 1) the Foundations Program, multi-grade classes covering reading, writing and numeracy skills at the 1st through 6th grade levels to prepare women for CHW training or train current CHWs and 2) a Bridging ...


Bridging: Health Facilitator Book Milestones 1-14, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Health Facilitator Book Milestones 1-14, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

This document is for use by the Facilitators, those who will be guiding learners. It contains Milestones and Activities for one subject area.


Bridging: Mathematics Learner Book Milestones 1-8, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Mathematics Learner Book Milestones 1-8, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

No abstract provided.


Bridging: Communication Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Communication Facilitator Book Milestones 1-10, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

No abstract provided.


Bridging: Language Learner Book Milestones 1-7, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst Jan 2006

Bridging: Language Learner Book Milestones 1-7, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst

Learning for Life

No abstract provided.


U.S. Adult Education For Democratic Social Change, Jennifer Cannon Jan 2006

U.S. Adult Education For Democratic Social Change, Jennifer Cannon

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Peace Education As A Coexistence And Reconciliation Tool: The Context Of The Conflict Between Armenia And Azerbaijan, Rovshan Sadigbayli Jan 2006

Peace Education As A Coexistence And Reconciliation Tool: The Context Of The Conflict Between Armenia And Azerbaijan, Rovshan Sadigbayli

Master's Capstone Projects

Lasting peace requires more than signing a formal political agreement between adversaries. Genuine peace-building in the post-conflict settings must also include efforts aimed at reconciling opposing groups or nations.

Peace-building measures will necessarily involve formal and non-formal education and training programs aimed at changing negative attitudes and perceptions of the other side, as well as fostering peaceful coexistence and reconciliation between former belligerent parties. These activities fall under broader category of peace education as a coexistence and reconciliation tool. Peace education programs should be implemented both within formal educational systems and at the society-level.

Peace education programs in the regions ...


"I Can See Now" Understanding Literacy Practices In The Context Of Afghanistan, Anita Anastacio Jan 2006

"I Can See Now" Understanding Literacy Practices In The Context Of Afghanistan, Anita Anastacio

Master's Capstone Projects

I have structured my paper as follows:

Chapter 2 of this paper provides an overview of the historical, political and educational context of Afghanistan out of which a project like Learning of Life, a health focused literacy project and the focus of my study emerged.

Chapter 3 familiarizes the reader with the theoretical discussions that have shaped the concept of literacy. I will do that by using a framework used by UNESCO (2006) that presents the theory using four approaches to understand the meaning of literacy.

Chapter 4 presents the methodology of the research I carried out by looking at ...


Education As A Political Act: Drawing From Critical And Feminist Pedagogies To Build And Implement An Adult Education Curriculum, Wendi Carman Jan 2006

Education As A Political Act: Drawing From Critical And Feminist Pedagogies To Build And Implement An Adult Education Curriculum, Wendi Carman

Master's Capstone Projects

This paper is part reflection on the curriculum building experience and part analysis of the experience with regards to the academic literature on adult education. Reflection on the experience and discussion of some theories in AE are followed by a collection of suggested resources for the curriculum, many of which speak to the issues I highlight in the paper. Adding a gender perspective to the curriculum will not only touch on issues that are commonly overlooked, but it will provide a more complete picture of issues discussed. Because the curriculum will undergo a process of constant evolution, I do not ...


Socio-Academic Interaction As Predictors Of Academic-Performance For Vietnamese Government Scholarship Recipients In Us Graduate Programs, Duc-Le Nguyen Jan 2006

Socio-Academic Interaction As Predictors Of Academic-Performance For Vietnamese Government Scholarship Recipients In Us Graduate Programs, Duc-Le Nguyen

Master's Capstone Projects

This study investigates the predictability of social interaction and academic interaction to academic performance. Descriptive analysis, multiple regression analysis, factor analysis and correlation analysis of data provided by 71 students who are Vietnamese Government Scholarship Recipients in graduate programs all over the United States indicate that socio-academic interaction can be used as predictors of students' academic performance but only 15% of the predicted variance is explained by the model. The length of students' US sojourn has effect on both social and academic interaction and degree sought by students has effect on academic interaction. Gender and length of exposure to English ...


2006 Newsletter, Morton Sternheim Jan 2006

2006 Newsletter, Morton Sternheim

STEM Education Institute Newsletters

Conference on Alternative Certification for Science Teachers

Nanotechnology p. 2

STEM Earth Central p. 3

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars p. 8

Nutrition and Health in the Science Classroom p. 10

Science Exhibit and Demo p. 11

STEM Adventures p. 5

Noyce Scholars p. 10

PV STEMNET Looks to Future Funding p. 5

Spring Semester Field Trips p. 6

STEM Connections Ends p. 7

STEMTEC Faculty Development Programs p. 9

Farewell to STEMTEC p. 9


The War On Aids: The Abc's Of Fighting This War, A Historical Perspective, Laura A. Ivey Jan 2006

The War On Aids: The Abc's Of Fighting This War, A Historical Perspective, Laura A. Ivey

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Structural Engineering, Sergio F. Brena Jan 2006

Structural Engineering, Sergio F. Brena

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

•Introduction to Structural Engineering • •Forces in Structures • •Structural Systems • •Civil Engineering Materials • •Some Definitions of Important Structural Properties