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They Call Him Comrade Undertaker': An Analysis Of Africa Organizing Prospects In Five U.S. Urban Areas, Prexy Nesbitt Dec 2002

They Call Him Comrade Undertaker': An Analysis Of Africa Organizing Prospects In Five U.S. Urban Areas, Prexy Nesbitt

Rozell 'Prexy' Nesbitt Writings and Speeches

Prexy Nesbitt, a Chicago-based anti-apartheid activist and educator, authored this treatise while serving as senior organizer of Africa Action, on organizing around Africa and Africa-related issues in five United States cities: Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and New York City, New York. 11 pages.


Course Content Of Sociology Of Aging And Social Gerontology Syllabi: Interdisciplinary Relations, Paula Newby Dec 2002

Course Content Of Sociology Of Aging And Social Gerontology Syllabi: Interdisciplinary Relations, Paula Newby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The United States is undergoing a major increase in a segment of the population we socially define and understand as aged. By the year 2030 approximately one in every five Americans will be 65 years or older. Because the concept of age is encompassed in our everyday world of social reality, it is a subject matter for the discipline of sociology. Aging is also recognized as a subject matter for courses in social gerontology, which incorporates a multidisciplinary approach with material from social, psychological, and biological areas. This research endeavor constitutes a content analysis of course syllabi found in the ...


The Organization Of Schools As An Overlooked Source Of Underqualified Teaching, Richard Ingersoll Dec 2002

The Organization Of Schools As An Overlooked Source Of Underqualified Teaching, Richard Ingersoll

CPRE Policy Briefs

Behind the headlines about a looming and large teacher shortage lies another story, one that suggests the problem ought to be addressed within schools as much as by external solutions. The organization of schools and how teachers are used account for a great deal of the underqualified teaching in public schools. Most policy actions, however, stress improved recruitment, teacher training, and certification requirements as the best ways to assure qualified teaching in the nation’s schools.

This study focuses on one aspect of unequal distribution of quality teaching – out-of-field placement. In schools serving primarily low-income and/or minority students, out-of-field ...


They're Getting Away With Murder: The Social Account Ability Of Collegiate Athletes, Justina Ixcia Phillips Dec 2002

They're Getting Away With Murder: The Social Account Ability Of Collegiate Athletes, Justina Ixcia Phillips

Master's Theses

The purpose of this research is to study deviant behavior among collegiate student athletes. This study involves institutions in the Midwest region of the United States, particularly the Mid-American Conference (MAC). This study took on a sociological approach by interviewing specialized athletic officials, and examining different levels of social control by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), along with its interaction with the Mid-American Conference. Various variables that affect social control such as gender, race, and economic conditions were also examined to get an understanding of how these factors influence behavior.


Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents Oct 2002

Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents

Board of Regents Documents

WKU Board of Regents meeting minutes. Agenda items include: resolution in honor of Laquetta Shepard regarding courage displayed during Ku Klux Klan rally, resolution in honor of Joy Boone regarding the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies, health insurance, emeritus faculty, distinguished university professorship criteria, tuition and fees, building bonds, personnel actions and salaries, real estate purchases and gifts, and resolution in honor of Mary Miller for service rendered as regent.


Ua3/9/5 Higher Education Reform From The Perspective Of A Comprehensive University, Wku President's Office Oct 2002

Ua3/9/5 Higher Education Reform From The Perspective Of A Comprehensive University, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Pritchard Committee meeting.


Seizing The Moment: Creating A Changed Society And University Through Outreach, Judith A. Ramaley Oct 2002

Seizing The Moment: Creating A Changed Society And University Through Outreach, Judith A. Ramaley

Public Administration Faculty Publications and Presentations

This conference is built on two very interesting premises; first, that university outreach can change society and second, that outreach can also change the university. What is the mechanism by which this mutual influence can occur? What does the university offer the community, and what does the community offer the university? The short answer is--the opportunity to learn in the company of others in a situation where learning has consequences.


Redefining Event Variables For Efficient Modeling Of Continuous-Time Batch Processing, Siqun Wang, Monique Guignard Oct 2002

Redefining Event Variables For Efficient Modeling Of Continuous-Time Batch Processing, Siqun Wang, Monique Guignard

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We define events so as to reduce the number of events and decision variables needed for modeling batch-scheduling problems such as described in. We propose a new MILP formulation based on this concept, defining non-uniform time periods as needed and decision variables that are not time-indexed. It can handle complicated multi-product/multi-stage machine processes, with production lines merging and diverging, and with minimum and maximum batch sizes. We compare it with earlier models and show that it can solve problems with small to medium demands relative to batch sizes in reasonable computer times.


Healthy School Food Policies: A Checklist, Mark Vallianatos Oct 2002

Healthy School Food Policies: A Checklist, Mark Vallianatos

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Impact Of America's Choice On Student Performance In Duval County, Florida, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Brooke Snyder Taylor, Henry May Oct 2002

Impact Of America's Choice On Student Performance In Duval County, Florida, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Brooke Snyder Taylor, Henry May

CPRE Research Reports

This study, conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), reports on the impact of the America's Choice school design on student standardized test performance in Duval County, Florida. We present the results of the first two years of the impact of America's Choice in Duval County in elementary and middle schools in writing, reading, and mathematics using test data from 1999-2001.

To detect the effects of America's Choice on student learning, we compared the gains in performance of students in America's Choice schools to those of students in other schools in the district ...


Ua66/8/3 Geogram, Wku Geography & Geology Oct 2002

Ua66/8/3 Geogram, Wku Geography & Geology

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about the WKU Geography & Geology highlighting activities of faculty, students and alumni.


Benefits And Obstacles To Purchasing Food From Local Growers And Producers, Mary B. Gregoire, Catherine H. Strohbehn Oct 2002

Benefits And Obstacles To Purchasing Food From Local Growers And Producers, Mary B. Gregoire, Catherine H. Strohbehn

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Oftentimes, those who are responsible for purchasing food for school foodservice programs have a variety of vendors from whom they choose to purchase. One buying option that is receiving increased support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the purchase of foods from local growers (those who grow food items on their farm and sell directly to consumers) and producers (those who produce a food item, such as pasta or ground beef, from locally grown or raised foods). Data for this study were collected from individuals responsible for managing school foodservice operations in four Midwestern states to determine ...


Ua3/9/5 Commemoration Ceremony Of September 11, Wku President's Office Sep 2002

Ua3/9/5 Commemoration Ceremony Of September 11, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the commemoration of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell Sep 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Retaining African Americans In Higher Education: Challenging Paradigms For Retaining Students, Faculty, And Administrators (Review), Laura W. Perna Sep 2002

Retaining African Americans In Higher Education: Challenging Paradigms For Retaining Students, Faculty, And Administrators (Review), Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

Retaining African Americans in Higher Education is a timely and novel approach to a critical topic. Edited by Lee Jones, associate dean for academic affairs and instruction in the College of Education and associate professor in Educational Leadership at Florida State University, the volume contains 14 chapters, a preface, a conclusion, and two personal reflections that describe issues related to the retention of African American students, administrators, and faculty at predominantly white colleges and universities. “Written about African Americans, by African Americans” (p. xii), this book is recommended by a white woman for higher education administrators, faculty, researchers, and policymakers ...


Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2002

Ua3/9/5 Faculty-Staff Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses the budget, enrollment, community college, College of Health & Human Services, faculty engagement, economic development, sponsored programs, donations, campus construction and parking.


Tools For Inclusion: Making Dreams A Reality: Using Personal Networks To Achieve Goals As You Prepare To Leave High School, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Mairead Moloney, Danielle Dreilinger, Jennifer Schuster Aug 2002

Tools For Inclusion: Making Dreams A Reality: Using Personal Networks To Achieve Goals As You Prepare To Leave High School, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Mairead Moloney, Danielle Dreilinger, Jennifer Schuster

Tools for Inclusion Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

Leaving high school can be both exciting and stressful. This brief tells the stories of students who used their personal networks to exercise self-determination and follow their goals, and includes worksheets for students to build and use their own networks.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jason Vaughan, Cate Weeks Jul 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jason Vaughan, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Balancing Yin And Yang, Roger D. Clark, Angela Lang Jul 2002

Balancing Yin And Yang, Roger D. Clark, Angela Lang

Faculty Publications

The first three-quarters of the semester flew by. We learned about quantitative data analysis and I loved it. I really enjoyed the numerical manipulations and seeing how it all related to people. Everything was there in front of me. Not too much imagination on my part was really needed. Then it all ended. Professor Clark introduced qualitative methods and the anxiety began. I soon realized I had to reinvent my creative side, which is something that as an undergraduate I am not required to do very often. I was nervous that I would discover that I was not creative at ...


Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye Jul 2002

Got Math? Implementation Guide, Margo Shea, Christopher Nye

Curriculum

For many kids math is like spinach--something to be avoided if possible. This may well be because they see learning math as a rather abstract process, cut off from the real world. For many teachers, with large classes and pressure to prepare for standardized tests, opportunities to individualize math instruction and to experiment with creative group activities that bring math alive remain out of reach. As a result of these and other factors, across the nation our children's math achievement levels remain pretty disappointing.

Got Math?, an out-of-school-time mentoring program for third through fifth graders, is one model that ...


The Effects Of De-Tracking On Students And Teachers, Jacob M. Bultema, Kristen M. Scranton May 2002

The Effects Of De-Tracking On Students And Teachers, Jacob M. Bultema, Kristen M. Scranton

Honors Theses

School districts use an array of methods to group students for their academic needs. In years past, many schools have tracked their students. This practice involves placing students in different classes according to their ability levels and past academic record. However, in recent years, some schools have decided to do away with this homogenous grouping and instead "detrack" their schools, grouping students heterogeneously. Proponents of tracking argue that homogenous grouping is advantageous to higher-ability learners. Teachers sometimes find it difficult to teach students with the broad range or achievement levels typically found in a heterogeneous environment. It is also argued ...


Ua3/9/5 Sofia-Downing International Center Dedication, Wku President's Office May 2002

Ua3/9/5 Sofia-Downing International Center Dedication, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the WKU Sofia-Downing International Center dedication ceremony.


Ua3/9/5 Guthrie Bell Tower Dedication, Wku President's Office May 2002

Ua3/9/5 Guthrie Bell Tower Dedication, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Guthrie Bell Tower dedication ceremony in honor of the Guthrie family and WKU's servicemen.


Meeting Ncate Standards Through Service-Learning: Dispositions, National Service-Learning In Teacher Education Partnership Apr 2002

Meeting Ncate Standards Through Service-Learning: Dispositions, National Service-Learning In Teacher Education Partnership

Service Learning, General

The University of Idaho, Division of Teacher Education, is refocusing its teacher certification program to reflect national standards and place P-12 students at the center of preservice learning. The integration of service-learning into course work throughout the program ensures that a community of learners will be developed both in academic settings and in society.


A Review Of The Literature On Bilingual Education, Lorna Rivera Apr 2002

A Review Of The Literature On Bilingual Education, Lorna Rivera

Gastón Institute Publications

Changes in bilingual education will have an important impact on the future well-being of the growing Latino community in Massachusetts. This report summarizes some of the major research findings regarding the purposes and effectiveness of bilingual education. Questions that will be addressed include: What are the existing bilingual education models? Which bilingual education models work best? Should there be time limits for bilingual education? Do immigrants resist learning English? Does speaking another language interfere with learning? Should bilingual students be exempt from state-mandated testing? Are bilingual teachers qualified? Are bilingual education students more likely to dropout?

It is hoped that ...


The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster Apr 2002

The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

This study examines non-native English speaking immigrants, a group that has been overlooked by researchers in the past. They are confronted with a large amount of change and stress; and are forced to deal with many universal issues. This study investigated the role the English language has in their adjustment to the United States. The methods and reasoning behind why and how immigrants learn English is also discussed. Fifteen immigrants from Asia, Europe, and South America were interviewed. Surprisingly, the respondents had mixed responses as to what factors were the most influential to adjusting to life in the United States ...


Naccs 29th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies Mar 2002

Naccs 29th Annual Conference, National Association For Chicana And Chicano Studies

NACCS Conference Programs

The Multiple Faces of Chicanas
March 27-30, 2002
Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place


For The Love Of Our Many Lives, S. R. Mar 2002

For The Love Of Our Many Lives, S. R.

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

As a young student graduating from college and entering a world of independence and freedom, I am forced to consider my life options while simultaneously being compelled to reflect on the past. Although no one can be a direct product of society, nor can one completely separate oneself from the influences of society. Therefore, it is necessary to trace the root causes of certain major decisions I have made in my life, and to learn how these decisions have affected me and my goals.


Welfare Beyond Teaching: Caring For Children And Their Parents, Jan Michele Chilion Mar 2002

Welfare Beyond Teaching: Caring For Children And Their Parents, Jan Michele Chilion

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Social welfare is a topic I knew very little about. When I received the assignment to write a paper on how I view welfare, how it has affected me, how it will affect me in the future, and what I should do about it, I didn’t really know where to start.

I come from a stable family: two parents, two sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who are all very close to me. My family was never hurting for money, we were always pretty well off, or at least I thought so. We would go on vacations and family ...


Ua99/7 Good Ol' Bu, Vol. 3, No. 4, Bgbu Alumni Association Mar 2002

Ua99/7 Good Ol' Bu, Vol. 3, No. 4, Bgbu Alumni Association

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created for Bowling Green Business University alumni. Articles regarding gifts and donations by members, reunions and the Gordon Ford Business College.