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Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno Nov 2004

Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno

Frede G Moreno

The study argues for the integration of good governance principles in developing financially viable, effective and social equity-laden microcredit strategy for the impoverished agrarian reform beneficiaries in Western Mindanao. It particularly examines the program design and implementation strategies of the Enterprise Development Credit (EDC) sub-component of the Western Mindanao Community Initiatives Project (WMCIP). The study aims to provide lessons and insights for the planning and implementation of comprehensive and integrated Official Development Assistance (ODA)-funded government programs for poverty reduction and rural development. The data and information were generated from combined descriptive and field studies covering a sample survey, group ...


Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno Nov 2004

Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno

Frede G Moreno

The study argues for the integration of good governance principles in developing financially viable, effective and social equity-laden microcredit strategy for the impoverished agrarian reform beneficiaries in Western Mindanao. It particularly examines the program design and implementation strategies of the Enterprise Development Credit (EDC) sub-component of the Western Mindanao Community Initiatives Project (WMCIP). The study aims to provide lessons and insights for the planning and implementation of comprehensive and integrated Official Development Assistance (ODA)-funded government programs for poverty reduction and rural development. The data and information were generated from combined descriptive and field studies covering a sample survey, group ...


Language & Leadership: Exploring The Relationship Between Critical Theories And The Hegemonic Construction Of Student Achievement, Marva S. Mcclean Dr. Aug 2004

Language & Leadership: Exploring The Relationship Between Critical Theories And The Hegemonic Construction Of Student Achievement, Marva S. Mcclean Dr.

Marva S McClean Dr.

This paper applies the principles of critical literacy and critical discourse analysis to interrogate the relationship between student achievement and hegemonic discourses within the field of education. This paper offers a set of practical recommendations on how educators can apply critical discourse analysis to arrive at more adequate solutions to the vexing problem of the achievement gap.


La Toma De Decisiones En Una Universidad Pública Estatal Desde La Perspectiva De Sus Académicos, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Esperanza Viloria-Hernández Jul 2004

La Toma De Decisiones En Una Universidad Pública Estatal Desde La Perspectiva De Sus Académicos, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Esperanza Viloria-Hernández

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Con base en un cuestionario aplicado a 289 académicos con 30 o más horas semanales de trabajo, en una institución de educación superior pública, del noroeste del país, se investigó la percepción de los encuestados sobre su influencia en las decisiones de las administraciones central y de las unidades académicas, así como de ellos mismos. Mientras que a la administración central le asignan las decisiones institucionales, a las de las unidades, asuntos más locales y ellos se percibieron como carentes de un peso, con poca influencia personal en la unidad y en la institución, tienen una visión autocrática de las ...


Star Power: Top Law Professors Are A Hot Commodity And Schools Are Scrambling To Keep Them, Tresa Baldas Jun 2004

Star Power: Top Law Professors Are A Hot Commodity And Schools Are Scrambling To Keep Them, Tresa Baldas

John Donohue

Star Power: Top law professors are a hot commodity and schools are scrambling to keep them


Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd Jun 2004

Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

The author draws on her professional practice as an educator/academic in a UK higher education institution to share her journey, as an African British woman, of becoming the change she wants to see in the world. She shares the process of the radical appropriation of her own unique and creative spiritual ‘I’ and the challenges she is presented with of identifying her particular path of meaning and purpose; of transcending the social construction of black and white identities; of definitive movement towards self realisation and spiritual freedom. The central thrust of the paper is the emphasis on how every ...


Academic Freedom And The Research University, Richard Atkinson Jun 2004

Academic Freedom And The Research University, Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

Paper presented at the Glion Colloquium, Glion, Switzerland, June 2003.


In Brazil, A New Debate Over Color, Marion Lloyd Feb 2004

In Brazil, A New Debate Over Color, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In 2002, the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro made history by passing the first affirmative action law for its state universities. The law reserved 50% of spots for graduates of public high schools and Afrobrazilians. Advocates sited the need to redress historic discrimination and unequal access for elite public universities, while critics argued that the law fomented racism in a country with a long history of racial mixing.


Transitions In Elearning Environments: The Australian Army Moves From Interactive Cd-Roms To Web-Based Learning Resources, Diane Newton, Allan Ellis Jan 2004

Transitions In Elearning Environments: The Australian Army Moves From Interactive Cd-Roms To Web-Based Learning Resources, Diane Newton, Allan Ellis

Diane Newton

Organisations with established eLearning programs continue to experience the impact of internally and externally driven change. Sustaining effective eLearning through these changes requires planning that includes an understanding of the organisational culture and the learners' needs. A move to a new eLearning environment can challenge the organisation's communication channels and decision-making culture. Further, producing quality learning resources for technology based training in one eLearning environment does not guarantee an easy transition to another environment. This case study of the Australian Army presents the issues involved within an established eLearning development team that was dealing with rapid change in their ...


Gender Differences In Student Engagement Among African American Undergraduates At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Robert M. Carini, Ph.D., Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., John C. Hayek, Ph.D. Jan 2004

Gender Differences In Student Engagement Among African American Undergraduates At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Robert M. Carini, Ph.D., Brian K. Bridges, Ph.D., John C. Hayek, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Differences in student engagement between women and men at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are examined in this study. Data were collected from 1,167 African American undergraduate students at 12 four-year HBCUs that participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Controlling for several factors that might obscure gender differences, the results counter previous research regarding gender gaps on HBCU campuses by illustrating that African American women enjoy an equally engaging experience as their same-race male counterparts.


Συνοπτικό Διάγραμμα Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας, Kosmas Touloumis Jan 2004

Συνοπτικό Διάγραμμα Προϊστορικής Αρχαιολογίας, Kosmas Touloumis

Kosmas Touloumis

A diagrammatic survey of the theory, the methods, the archeologists, the sites and the data of prehistoric archaeology in Greece.


Essentials Of Language Testing For Malaysian Teachers, Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2004

Essentials Of Language Testing For Malaysian Teachers, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

This is a chapter from a book on language testing that was written to address the need to use tests to not only measure language output or product alone but also to utilize tests as an impetus to language learning. This book is intended as a bridge between the more traditional concepts of testing and measurement in teaching English as a Second Language to one that is more contemporary and compatible with modern views of language learning and education.


From Graduate School To Tenure: Peer Mentors Of Color Uplifting Each Other In Pwis, Aretha Marbley, Fred A. Bonner Ii, S Mckisick Jan 2004

From Graduate School To Tenure: Peer Mentors Of Color Uplifting Each Other In Pwis, Aretha Marbley, Fred A. Bonner Ii, S Mckisick

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


Imagining Alternativas To Global, Corporate, New Economy Academic Capitalism, Gary Rhoades, Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, Imanol Ordorika, Martín Velásquez Jan 2004

Imagining Alternativas To Global, Corporate, New Economy Academic Capitalism, Gary Rhoades, Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, Imanol Ordorika, Martín Velásquez

Imanol Ordorika

In this article, the authors detail the conditions and patterns of academic capitalism and the new economy in US higher education. Subsequently, a conceptual model is offered for considering the international reach and national and local patterns of academic capitalism. Further, a distinctive Mexican case of entrepreneurialism is offered. The article concludes with a discussion of alternatives for a model of a universidad latinoamericana that is grounded in the historical role of Latin American universities.


La Academia En Jaque: Perspectivas Políticas Sobre La Evaluación De La Educación Superior En México, Imanol Ordorika Jan 2004

La Academia En Jaque: Perspectivas Políticas Sobre La Evaluación De La Educación Superior En México, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Untangling Eligibility Requirements Under The Individuals With Disabilities In Education Act, Robert A. Garda Jr. Jan 2004

Untangling Eligibility Requirements Under The Individuals With Disabilities In Education Act, Robert A. Garda Jr.

Robert A. Garda

Finding a child eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is one of the most important, if not the most important, decision that will be made in that child's life. Despite the importance of eligibility determinations the eligibility criteria of IDEA are intricately tangled and often misapplied by courts, hearing officers and inevitably parents and educators. The confusion surrounding eligibility standards leads to the disastrous results of both over-identification and under-identification of IDEA eligible children. This Article attempts to untangle the web of IDEA eligibility standards in order to determine who is entitled to ...


La Educación Superior En El Contexto Actual De La Sociedad Mexicana, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Humberto Muñoz-García Jan 2004

La Educación Superior En El Contexto Actual De La Sociedad Mexicana, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez, Humberto Muñoz-García

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Esta obra explora en qué medida los cambios demográficos, sociales y políticos de la coyuntura actual están afectando, al mismo tiempo que abriendo oportunidades, al sistema de educación superior del país. Los autores proponen distintos planos analíticos en esa exploración, desde el análisis de indicadores estadísticos que reflejan la intersección entre las variables sociales de contexto y las educativas, hasta la consideración de los posibles efectos de la transición política en el sistema de pactos entre la universidad, la sociedad y el estado del México contemporáneo.


Acreditación ¿Ave Fénix De La Educación Superior?, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2004

Acreditación ¿Ave Fénix De La Educación Superior?, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

La acreditación aparece como el fénix de la crisis universitaria, pero ¿debe eliminar a la universidad que todavía existe, con su gobierno autonómico y su tradición de autorregulación, para hacerla renacer? La pregunta no es sólo retórica, hay valores cruciales en tensión, críticas fundadas, resistencias al cambio, y disputas por el control del nuevo territorio. El presente texto se propone ofrecer al lector más un mapa de problemas que un ensayo analítico del tema. No obstante, se pretende también reflexionar sobre la dirección de los cambios y acerca de sus posibles implicaciones y consecuencias.


Entre Lo Público Y Lo Privado. La Polémica De Las Universidades Patito En 2003, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2004

Entre Lo Público Y Lo Privado. La Polémica De Las Universidades Patito En 2003, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Este capítulo se concentra en el debate sobre las necesidades de regulación del conjunto de instituciones de educación superior privadas orientadas a satisfacer la demanda no atendida por universidades públicas o privadas de élite. Inicia con un apartado de contexto que da cuenta de la expansión del segmento privado universitario, así como de las negociaciones entre la autoridad educativa y los representantes de las universidades privadas para desregular el sector. En la segunda parte se describen los términos de la polémica indicada durante el año 2003.


The Top Ten Things New Faculty Would Like To Hear From Colleagues, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2004

The Top Ten Things New Faculty Would Like To Hear From Colleagues, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Strategies For Restructuring Vocational And Technical Education In Nigeria, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr. Jan 2004

Strategies For Restructuring Vocational And Technical Education In Nigeria, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr.

Dr. Mchivga Alexander Abelega

The paper traced historical development of vocational education to the advent of democratic governance highlighting the constraints and approaches to be adopted during the democratic dispensation. It concludes that when vocational education in Nigeria becomes more functional, more youth will obtain economic independence which is sine quo non for a sustainable democratic culture


The Role Of Monitoring In The Realization Of The Objectives Of Fadama Irrigation Projects In Kaduna State, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr. Jan 2004

The Role Of Monitoring In The Realization Of The Objectives Of Fadama Irrigation Projects In Kaduna State, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr.

Dr. Mchivga Alexander Abelega

No abstract provided.


How To Get It. Diagrammatic Reasoning As A Tool Of Knowledge Development And Its Pragmatic Dimension, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2004

How To Get It. Diagrammatic Reasoning As A Tool Of Knowledge Development And Its Pragmatic Dimension, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Discussions concerning belief revision, theory development, and "creativity" in philosophy and AI, reveal a growing interest in Peirce's concept of abduction. Peirce introduced abduction in an attempt to provide theoretical dignity and clarification to the difficult problem of knowledge generation. He wrote that "An Abduction is Originary in respect to being the only kind of argument which starts a new idea." These discussions, however, have led to considerable debates about the precise way in which Peirce's abduction can be used to explain knowledge generation. The crucial question is that of understanding how we can get the new elements ...


Learning By Developing Knowledge Networks. A Semiotic Approach Within A Dialectical Framework, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Wolf-Michael Roth Jan 2004

Learning By Developing Knowledge Networks. A Semiotic Approach Within A Dialectical Framework, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Wolf-Michael Roth

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

A central challenge for research on how we should prepare students to manage crossing boundaries between different knowledge settings in life long learning processes is to identify those forms of knowledge that are particularly relevant here. In this paper, we develop by philosophical means the concept of a dialectical system as a general framework to describe the development of knowledge networks that mark the starting point for learning processes, and we use semiotics to discuss (a) the epistemological thesis that any cognitive access to our world of objects is mediated by signs and (b) diagrammatic reasoning and abduction as those ...


Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne Jan 2004

Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne

Edlyn V. Peña

This paper describes the "practitioner-as-researcher" model of research, an alternative methodology that is intended to bring about institutional change. We developed this approach through the Diversity Scorecard project in which we work with teams of practitioners to examine institutional data disaggregated by ethnicity in order to identify inequities in educational outcomes. The practitioners, themselves, conduct the research on their own campuses to discover areas of inequities. This, in turn, impacts their practices and motivation to bring about systemic institutional change.


That Canadian Debate On "Nigerian Idgher Education: Policy And Practice, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr Jan 2004

That Canadian Debate On "Nigerian Idgher Education: Policy And Practice, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

Nigeria's educational system, for now, can be described as a glorious past and a murky present. Scholars have embarked on academic exercises through different routes and yet arriving at the same destination -a demystification of the National Policy 011 Education in realization to .workable and achievable terms. With the same motif in mind. we attempt here, a critique of the various criticism and analysis by Bloom, Woodhouse and Haft. It is revealed that their criticism is an idiosyncratic approach and has serious shortcomings in that it chops the total curriculum into pieces offering momentary convenience but results that are ...


Using Tutorials In The Development Of Economics And Management Thinking Skills, Bryane Michael Jan 2004

Using Tutorials In The Development Of Economics And Management Thinking Skills, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

One of the primary goals of educating in economics and management (E&M) is to teach students to think for themselves rather than repeat text-book theories. Drawing upon my own teaching experiences, I will discuss a framework for tutorial-based teaching of applied E&M thinking. The paper discusses results to date from the use of this framework as well as lessons learned which might be applicable to a range of University and non-University based programmes teaching skills in economics and management.


Towards University Library Support For Cyber-Education, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr Jan 2004

Towards University Library Support For Cyber-Education, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

This paper discusses the need for university libraries in Nigeria to support cyber-education or cyberscience. There is the move from the traditional print-based system to the automated system of library services. Most recently, the birth of digital environments has led to the introduction of virtual libraries and online services which enhance the output of libraries andmeet the demands of users in places where they have been adopted. This paper encourages the support of cyber-science or cyber-education in Nigerian university libraries as a way to meet the changing needs of university communities. It highlights the transitions from the old to the ...


Developing Effective Intercultural Leaders: Nurturing Competencies Of Interculturally Efffective Leaders And Global Citizens, David B. Shallenberger Jan 2004

Developing Effective Intercultural Leaders: Nurturing Competencies Of Interculturally Efffective Leaders And Global Citizens, David B. Shallenberger

David B Shallenberger

No abstract provided.


The Measure Of A Man: Conceptualizations Of Masculinity Among High-Achieving African American Male College Students, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2004

The Measure Of A Man: Conceptualizations Of Masculinity Among High-Achieving African American Male College Students, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

This study examines within-group alternative conceptualizations of masculinity among African American men on university campuses. Individual interviews were conducted with 32 high-achieving African American male undergraduates at six predominantly White research universities in the Midwest. Findings indicate that unconventional definitions of masculinity, when coupled with active campus involvement and leadership in minority student organizations, are deemed acceptable by uninvolved undergraduate men and help promote healthy masculine identities for African American male student leaders. Implications and recommendations for university administrators are offered at the end of the article.