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North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Summer Transition Program – A High School To College Bridge Program For Enhancing Undergraduate Engineering Education, Tony L. Mitchell, Alisa Hunt-Lowery, Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

The NC State University College of Engineering is an internationally recognized producer of engineers and computer scientists who are prepared to make an immediate contribution to the workforce. Our research faculty are recognized around the world for cutting edge research. Essential to our mission and continued success is a steady stream of top-notch students who contribute to and celebrate ethnic, academic and gender diversity. Each year an entering freshman class of 1100 new engineering students includes 20% women and 20% underrepresented minority students. The rate at which they persist through our undergraduate program is impacted by how they adapt during ...


North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins Aug 2000

North Carolina State University Center For Minority Engineer Development, Tony L. Mitchell, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura J. Bottomley, Mary Clare Robbins

Sarah A. Rajala

North Carolina State University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is the largest state-supported university of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina educational system. The College of Engineering at NC State University is among the best in the country, offering outstanding degree programs and preparing students for exciting and rewarding careers. Our graduates are heavily recruited internationally for positions in a variety of settings, including business management, construction, transportation, hardware and software development, computer engineering and design. The College of Engineering comprises 10 departments offering 16 BS, 17 MS, and 14 Ph.D. degree programs and conducts the largest undergraduate ...


Woordeboeke Gee Leerproses Woema, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 2000

Woordeboeke Gee Leerproses Woema, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

No abstract provided.


Emic And Etic Perspectives On Culturally-Relevant Text For All Students: Moving Beyond A Tacit Reading Of Chicano Multicultural Literature, Heriberto Godina Phd, R. Mccoy Jan 2000

Emic And Etic Perspectives On Culturally-Relevant Text For All Students: Moving Beyond A Tacit Reading Of Chicano Multicultural Literature, Heriberto Godina Phd, R. Mccoy

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.


Predictors Of College Adjustment And Success: Similarities And Differences Among Southeast-Asian Americans, Amy Strage Jan 2000

Predictors Of College Adjustment And Success: Similarities And Differences Among Southeast-Asian Americans, Amy Strage

Amy Strage

The role of students' family backgrounds and rapport with instructors and peers as predictors of five indices of the adjustment and success were examined, for a cohort of 150 Southeast-Asian-American, Hispanic and White college students. Ethnic differences emerged for nearly all predictor and outcome measures. Discussion of these patterns includes consideration of the origins of a learned-helpless profile characteristic of many of the Asian-American students and of a mastery orientation characteristic of many of the Hispanic and White students.


Conflicting Perspectives On The Role Of Test Preparation In Relation To Learning, Tom Lumley, Bernadette Stoneman Dec 1999

Conflicting Perspectives On The Role Of Test Preparation In Relation To Learning, Tom Lumley, Bernadette Stoneman

Dr Tom Lumley

Reports on the development of a learning package for a newly introduced test in Hong Kong, the Graduating Students' Language Proficiency Assessment (GSLPA)-English. Examines reactions of teachers and students to the learning package during piloting of the materials.


The Science Knowledge, Conceptions Of The Nature Of Science, Attitudes About Teaching Science, And Science Instructional Strategies Of Bilingual And English-Only Elementary Teachers, Adelina Alegria Dec 1999

The Science Knowledge, Conceptions Of The Nature Of Science, Attitudes About Teaching Science, And Science Instructional Strategies Of Bilingual And English-Only Elementary Teachers, Adelina Alegria

Adelina Alegria

The goal of this study was to explore bilingual and English-only elementary teachers' science knowledge, their conceptions of the nature of science, their attitudes about teaching science, and their self-reported science instructional skills. In this study, a bilingual teacher was defined as a teacher who provides instruction in Spanish and English in core academic subjects and has completed and/or is completing a bilingual certification program. An English-only teacher was defined as a monolingual teacher that only speaks and instructs in English. The principal questions guiding this dissertation investigation were the following: How do bilingual elementary teachers differ from English-only ...


Learning And Enjoying Literature In English, Bradley Baurain Dec 1999

Learning And Enjoying Literature In English, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.


Academic Dependency In The Social Sciences: Reflections On India And Malaysia, Syed Farid Alatas Dec 1999

Academic Dependency In The Social Sciences: Reflections On India And Malaysia, Syed Farid Alatas

farid alatas

Always. Various types of meta-analyses exist, and concerns range from the epistemological to the empirical. Metatheory, or the reflexive study of the social sciences, involves the study of the social, cultural and historical contexts of theories and theorists, and their philosophical roots. The particular variety of meta theory that I focus on in this essay is the political economy of the social sciences, with reference to the cases of India and Malaysia.


Relationships And Universal Energy Laws, Carroy U. Ferguson Dec 1999

Relationships And Universal Energy Laws, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Relationships are our most intense forms of "mirrors" in the world. They show us in direct and indirect ways how we are using our personal energy systems in what I call our three life spaces. They show us how we consciously and unconsciously employ what some authors have called Universal Energy Laws (see attached descriptions of these laws) to co-create the quality of our relationships. Whether or not we "attract" and/or deal with relationships in conscious or subconscious ways, what I call the "mirror effect" is reflected in our three life spaces—personal life space, societal life space, and ...