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African-American Experiences In The Workplace: Miseducation Goes A Long Way, Natacha Zuniga Dec 2012

African-American Experiences In The Workplace: Miseducation Goes A Long Way, Natacha Zuniga

South Florida Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study was to learn how Blacks believe race affects their workplace interactions with Whites and why. The most compelling finding of the study: participants believed mis-education influenced workplace interactions. The implications of the study: how the relationship between racism, racial identity and education affects workplace interactions.


Recognizing The Value Of Teaching Proverbs: Multicultural Origins Of Oral And Written Literacy, Susan Marino Yellin Dec 2012

Recognizing The Value Of Teaching Proverbs: Multicultural Origins Of Oral And Written Literacy, Susan Marino Yellin

South Florida Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of multicultural proverbs in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural instruction through the language arts, history and social sciences. Educators can use proverbs to engage students in learning, enhance their understanding of other cultures and languages, and promote a globally-sensitive community.


Multicultural Literacy In Education: Meeting The Objectives Of The Florida Sunshine State Standards, Susan Marino Yellin, Doreen Archilla Perez Dec 2012

Multicultural Literacy In Education: Meeting The Objectives Of The Florida Sunshine State Standards, Susan Marino Yellin, Doreen Archilla Perez

South Florida Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to show how incorporating multicultural literacy in education can meet the Florida Sunshine State Standards to promote a more equitable approach to classroom discourse and a qualitative teacher-facilitated learning environment for students who reflect a multicultural and global community.


The Effects Of A Family-Based Educational Intervention On The Prevention Of Lead Poisoning In Children, Loraine Wasserman Dec 2012

The Effects Of A Family-Based Educational Intervention On The Prevention Of Lead Poisoning In Children, Loraine Wasserman

South Florida Education Research Conference

Parents completed a survey measuring their knowledge of lead poisoning. Children, 24 to 36 months old received two blood lead level screens. Parents in the treatment group showed significantly higher scores on the posttest, and their children showed greater decreased blood lead levels than participants in the control group.


Women In Athletic Training: Striving For Equity, Patricia Streit Perez, Michelle A. Cleary, Dan K. Hibbler Dec 2012

Women In Athletic Training: Striving For Equity, Patricia Streit Perez, Michelle A. Cleary, Dan K. Hibbler

South Florida Education Research Conference

The demands of athletic training are unique to the profession and many of the concerns of women in the NATA are similar to those of female executives in other professions. The purpose of this paper is to identify challenges for women in athletic training and reveal areas of inequity.


Changing The Interface Of Family And Consumer Sciences At Florida International University, Sandra Poirier, Emilmari Faria, Annette Marie Hernandez, Melissa Madia Dec 2012

Changing The Interface Of Family And Consumer Sciences At Florida International University, Sandra Poirier, Emilmari Faria, Annette Marie Hernandez, Melissa Madia

South Florida Education Research Conference

The need to change the interface of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program at Florida International University (FlU) has evolved because of changes in our family structure, culture, resources, educational reform, new knowledge in basic disciplines and applied research.


Joining The Conversation: Graduate Students' Perceptions Of Writing For Publication, Sarah M. Nielsen, Tonette S. Rocco Dec 2012

Joining The Conversation: Graduate Students' Perceptions Of Writing For Publication, Sarah M. Nielsen, Tonette S. Rocco

South Florida Education Research Conference

The authors report on their qualitative study of eight students in a class on writing for publication and the nature of the writing process in academia. While the participants found value and purpose in writing and scholarly writing, they had great difficulty with criticism and using feedback in constructive ways.


Minority Workforce Issues In Athletic Training, Daniel Nevarez, Dan K. Hibbler, Michelle A. Cleary Dec 2012

Minority Workforce Issues In Athletic Training, Daniel Nevarez, Dan K. Hibbler, Michelle A. Cleary

South Florida Education Research Conference

Certified Athletic Trainers belonging to ethnic minority groups have many issues in the profession. This paper addresses workforce issues including distribution of minorities, recruitment and retention of minority Certified Athletic Trainers, and support systems for minority Certified Athletic Trainers.


Students' Perceptions And Opinions Of Unscientific Bias In Evolutionary Curriculum, Richard F. Lapworth Dec 2012

Students' Perceptions And Opinions Of Unscientific Bias In Evolutionary Curriculum, Richard F. Lapworth

South Florida Education Research Conference

This is a qualitative study with eighth-grade students assessing their views of bias within the evolution chapters of two Florida state-adopted texts. The students determined that a significant degree of bias exists. The texts fail to develop the scientific "habits-of-mind" as stated in the school district's "science as inquiry" competencies.


The Mismatch Of The Language Of Textbooks And Language Of Esl Students In Content Classrooms, Claudia G. Grigorescu, Eric Dwyer Dec 2012

The Mismatch Of The Language Of Textbooks And Language Of Esl Students In Content Classrooms, Claudia G. Grigorescu, Eric Dwyer

South Florida Education Research Conference

Debate concerning bilingual education effectiveness may focus around the definition of academic language. Two aspects of such-vocabulary and grammar-were examined in 4th and 8th grade textbooks. Results showed substantial increases in the number of abstract words and complex sentences, suggesting more daunting language demands for older non-English-speaking students.


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Public School Prekindergarten Program For Children With Disabilities, Josee Gregoire, Luretha Lucky Dec 2012

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Public School Prekindergarten Program For Children With Disabilities, Josee Gregoire, Luretha Lucky

South Florida Education Research Conference

A stratified sample of teachers was surveyed to determine their opinion about a Pre-k Program for Children with Disabilities. The results revealed that the teachers were satisfied with their students' progress, the support received from their administrators and district, and their ability to implement the curriculum to meet students' needs.


Students Of Haitian Descent In American Schools: Challenges And Issues, Audrey M. Gelin Dec 2012

Students Of Haitian Descent In American Schools: Challenges And Issues, Audrey M. Gelin

South Florida Education Research Conference

This paper examines the ways the reception of students of Haitian descent in this country has shaped their educational careers. Additionally, this paper explores the racial, cultural, and individual differences that need to be understood in order to help educators, parents, and students make their schooling a positive experience.


Globalization And The Marginalization Of Educational Purpose: Preparation Of Workers And Citizens For The 21st Century And The Vision Of Sustainable Futures, R. V. Farrell, Clifton Hamilton Dec 2012

Globalization And The Marginalization Of Educational Purpose: Preparation Of Workers And Citizens For The 21st Century And The Vision Of Sustainable Futures, R. V. Farrell, Clifton Hamilton

South Florida Education Research Conference

Human capital development remains a primary goal of modern schooling. This paper raises questions concerning the link between global economic needs and school-based human capital development. The primary mission of preparing students for the workplace may weaken other educational missions vital in achieving a more sustainable future for humanity.


The Effect Of Sportspersonship Instruction On The Behaviors Of Second Grade Physical Education Students, Charmaine Defrancesco, Christian Gonzales Dec 2012

The Effect Of Sportspersonship Instruction On The Behaviors Of Second Grade Physical Education Students, Charmaine Defrancesco, Christian Gonzales

South Florida Education Research Conference

The effect of sportspersonship instruction on the behaviors of second grade physical education students was examined. Instruction consisted of defining sportspersonship focus words, modifying the words into target behaviors, modeling the behaviors, and reinforcing the behaviors. Results revealed that students from two intact classes improved their behaviors.


The Effect Of Incorporating Math Skills Into Physical Education Classes On Math Achievement Of Second Grade Elementary Students, Charmaine Defrancesco, Betty Casas Dec 2012

The Effect Of Incorporating Math Skills Into Physical Education Classes On Math Achievement Of Second Grade Elementary Students, Charmaine Defrancesco, Betty Casas

South Florida Education Research Conference

The effect of embedding math skills into physical education lessons on math achievement of second grade students in two classes was investigated. There were no statistical differences between the experimental (PE/Math) group and the control group. However, practical observations indicated more research is needed in this area.


An Investigation Of Narration Rates For The Reading While Listening Strategy, Chan-Ho Chae, Lisbeth A. Dixon-Krauss Dec 2012

An Investigation Of Narration Rates For The Reading While Listening Strategy, Chan-Ho Chae, Lisbeth A. Dixon-Krauss

South Florida Education Research Conference

This study investigated the effects of Reading While Listening narration rates on elementary students' comprehension. Slow, normal and sentence interval narration rates were used. Results showed higher comprehension scores with the slow narration rate for students with low reading levels, and normal rate for high and medium level readers


The Butter Was Better: A Preliminary Study Of Nostalgia And Cuban American Identity, Linda Bliss Dec 2012

The Butter Was Better: A Preliminary Study Of Nostalgia And Cuban American Identity, Linda Bliss

South Florida Education Research Conference

Nostalgia for pre-Communist Cuba was found to have an important influence on the identity of three American born Cuban Americans.


The Complacent Acceptance Of Diversity: Human Resource Development In A Culturally Diverse Environment, Judith D. Bernier Dec 2012

The Complacent Acceptance Of Diversity: Human Resource Development In A Culturally Diverse Environment, Judith D. Bernier

South Florida Education Research Conference

This paper examines the inability of work organizations to achieve racial balance and use training and development, organization development, and multicultural organizational development principles to manage and enable diversity initiatives. The paper proposes a conceptual framework for a micro and macro model as an approach to diversity initiatives.


University Policies That Increase· And/Or Decrease Access For African- American Women Seeking Advanced Degrees, Vanetta Bailey-Iddrisu Dec 2012

University Policies That Increase· And/Or Decrease Access For African- American Women Seeking Advanced Degrees, Vanetta Bailey-Iddrisu

South Florida Education Research Conference

The policies of most universities show a lack of dedication in addressing the needs of their non-traditional graduate students, particularly African-American women seeking advanced degrees. As African-American women return to the academy to pursue doctoral degrees, universities must address the issues facing women in general and African-American women in particular.


Towards A Pedagogy Of Inferential Statistics In Graduate Education Programs: Insights From Cognitive And Educational Research, Cengiz Alacaci Dec 2012

Towards A Pedagogy Of Inferential Statistics In Graduate Education Programs: Insights From Cognitive And Educational Research, Cengiz Alacaci

South Florida Education Research Conference

This study attempts to understand the nature of knowledge base that supports the ability to select statistical techniques for research situations. Findings showed that the largest component of such knowledge was related to research design. One implication is that techniques should be taught in relation to features of research design.


Social Studies In Other Nations: A Focus On Nigerian Social Studies/Global Education, Sadiq A. Abdullahi Dec 2012

Social Studies In Other Nations: A Focus On Nigerian Social Studies/Global Education, Sadiq A. Abdullahi

South Florida Education Research Conference

This paper discusses the role of the role of social studies education in Nigeria. Amidst problems of mass education, funding, inequities, intolerance, corruption, weak governance, access to quality education, curriculum development, effective instructional methods, research, and teacher education, Nigeria embarks upon a democratic path to national unity and peace.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

Faculty Senate

Meeting regarding wellness program, student evaluation of faculty, Student Government Association, research faculty policy and Colonnade Plan.


December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Membership of Graduate Committee.


Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2012

Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of meeting December 5, 2012.


Lessons Learned In Conducting School Health Research In Massachusetts: A Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (Masnrn) Project, Mary Jane O’Brien, Marie Desisto, C. Lynne Mcintyre, Katherine O'Neill, Anne Sheetz Nov 2012

Lessons Learned In Conducting School Health Research In Massachusetts: A Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (Masnrn) Project, Mary Jane O’Brien, Marie Desisto, C. Lynne Mcintyre, Katherine O'Neill, Anne Sheetz

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Institute of Medicine (2007) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (2010) recognized that the school environment plays a role in shaping children’s health and health behaviors, and school health services are positioned to model these approaches. The majority of school health services are school nurse (SN) managed (RWJF, 2012; Schainker, 2005), but a research gap exists linking school health services with improved student outcomes (Hootman, 2002; Lear, 2007). In Massachusetts, the student health research question ideally has roots in the expertise of the SN. The researcher conducting a school-based student health study interacts with SNs and administrators ...


Memo - Bi-Term Proposal Information & Survey, Wku University Senate Nov 2012

Memo - Bi-Term Proposal Information & Survey, Wku University Senate

Faculty Senate

Email from Tucker Davis, Faculty Welfare & Professional Responsibility Committee Chair to WKU Faculty regarding the proposed implementation of Bi-Term and discussion forums.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Nov 2012

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

Faculty Senate

Meeting regarding committee assignments, staffing plan, Student Government Association and Colonnade Plan.