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The Contribution Of Financial Aid To Undergraduate Persistence, Laura W. Perna Dec 1998

The Contribution Of Financial Aid To Undergraduate Persistence, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Language Policy, Language Education, Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, And International Perspectives, Nancy H. Hornberger Dec 1998

Language Policy, Language Education, Language Rights: Indigenous, Immigrant, And International Perspectives, Nancy H. Hornberger

GSE Publications

Indigenous languages are under siege, not only in the US but around the world – in danger of disappearing because they are not being transmitted to the next generation. Immigrants and their languages worldwide are similarly subjected to seemingly irresistible social, political, and economic pressures. This article discusses a number of such cases, including Shawandawa from the Brazilian Amazon, Quechua in the South American Andes, the East Indian communities of South Africa, Khmer in Philadelphia, Welsh, Maori, Turkish in the UK, and Native Californian languages. At a time when phrases like “endangered languages” and “linguicism” are invoked to describe the plight ...


Experiences Of Minority Primary Care Physicians With Managed Care: A National Survey, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Lynne S. Taylor, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Oct 1998

Experiences Of Minority Primary Care Physicians With Managed Care: A National Survey, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Lynne S. Taylor, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

GSE Publications

OBJECTIVES:

To determine if ethnic minority physicians experience more barriers in acquiring and maintaining managed care contracts than white physicians, and to determine if the physician's perceptions of his or her ability to provide appropriate care to patients varies with physician ethnicity.

STUDY DESIGN:

Using a national sample, we identified 4 research areas germane to this topic and analyzed them by physician ethnic group.

METHODS:

Analysis involved a pre-existing data set from a national survey that employed a random sampling approach to achieve reasonably accurate national population estimates with acceptable margins of error (95% CI = +/- 2).

RESULTS:

A total ...


Research Qestions And Data Resource Needs For Examining Student Access To Higher Education, Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna, Catherine M. Millett Aug 1998

Research Qestions And Data Resource Needs For Examining Student Access To Higher Education, Michael T. Nettles, Laura W. Perna, Catherine M. Millett

GSE Publications

This paper examines some of the important policy issues pertaining to student access to higher education and raises evaluation questions for which evaluation research is needed. For illustrative purposes, the paper presents data that show the progress the nation has made in expanding access persistence and degree completion for various segments of the population at different levels, types and qualities of colleges and universities


Core Values And The Road To Change, Madeleine F. Green, Peter D. Eckel, Barbara Hill Jul 1998

Core Values And The Road To Change, Madeleine F. Green, Peter D. Eckel, Barbara Hill

GSE Publications

Higher education draws much of the vocabulary and many of the concepts about change from the corporate sector. Corporations "downsized" and "restructured" in the early 1990s in response to competitive and financial pressures; higher education currently is experiencing similar pressures. Yet change and renewal in higher education are not just about money and becoming more cost-effective. Although these are important objectives, higher education must incorporate changes that improve student learning, foster closer connections with their communities, and adapt to the demands of an increasingly technological society. Reorganizing and cutting costs alone do not suggest how colleges and universities might become ...


Does Financial Aid Help Students To Attend Higher Priced Colleges?, Laura W. Perna Feb 1998

Does Financial Aid Help Students To Attend Higher Priced Colleges?, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Are They Singing From The Same Hymn Book?, Peter D. Eckel Jan 1998

Are They Singing From The Same Hymn Book?, Peter D. Eckel

GSE Publications

A fact of academic life is that faculty and presidents primarily concern themselves with different institutional tasks, attend different institutional meetings, and pursue different institutional goals. In short, faculty do "faculty things" and presidents do "presidential things." They have different perceptions of institutional life (Peterson and White 1992). Differing perspectives can easily lead to standoffs between the two powers in academe—those who teach and those who administer—and those standoffs happen quite frequently (American Council on Education & Pew Higher Education Roundtable 1996; Schuster et al. 1994). Faculty-administrator differences are not a new phenomenon; examples exist at Williams and Dartmouth Colleges from 100 years ago ...


Authenticity And Unification In Quechua Language Planning, Nancy H. Hornberger, Kendall A. King Jan 1998

Authenticity And Unification In Quechua Language Planning, Nancy H. Hornberger, Kendall A. King

GSE Publications

With more than ten million speakers and numerous local and regional varieties, the unification and standardisation of Quechua/Quichua has been a complicated, politically charged, and lengthy process. In most Andean nations, great strides have been made towards unification of the language in recent decades. However, the process is far from complete, and multiple unresolved issues remain, at both national and local levels. A frequent sticking point in the process is the concern that the authenticity of the language will be lost in the move towards unification. This paper examines the potentially problematic tension between the goals of authenticity and ...