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Poverty: A Constraint To Sustainable Development Of The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria’S Socio-Economic Resources During The 21st Century, John Inyang Oct 2009

Poverty: A Constraint To Sustainable Development Of The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria’S Socio-Economic Resources During The 21st Century, John Inyang

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Poverty has become a major socio-economic problem in present day Nigeria. A disturbing observation about poverty in Nigeria is that it is on the increase, both in incidence and intensity despite the wide variety of national and international measures undertaken to eradicate it during the last three decades. The failure of these measures have been attributed to a multiplicity of causes, of which the most frequently mentioned and emphasized include: inadequate conceptualizations of poverty and development; failure to identify the root causes of the problem; lack of adequate organizational requirement for effective program implementation, wrong prescriptions given as solution to ...


Flarr Pages: Volume 2, Pages 44-68, Foreign Language Association Of The Red River Oct 2009

Flarr Pages: Volume 2, Pages 44-68, Foreign Language Association Of The Red River

FLARR Pages

FLARR Pages is the journal of The Foreign Language Association of the Red River of the North, an organization consisting of regional public school and private school faculty as well as faculty from Minnesota State University Bemidji, Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota Morris, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Winnipeg.


Becoming A 21st Century University: How Usm Can Use Online Education To Meet The Needs Of Its Adult Student Population, Amy Gieseke Oct 2009

Becoming A 21st Century University: How Usm Can Use Online Education To Meet The Needs Of Its Adult Student Population, Amy Gieseke

Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations

The 21st century has been, and will continue to be, a time of great change within the world of higher education. One key demographic change lies in the growing number of adult students seeking educational opportunities. Higher education institutions, such as the University of Southern Maine, have not historically been structured to serve the needs of this important and growing student population. In the coming years, significant changes in structure and organizational mission will be critical to address the needs of these students and to capitalize on the influx of revenue they could bring to a financially struggling institution. This ...


Student Selection Criteria In Undergraduate Leadership Education Programs, Daniel B. Kan, Rebecca J. Reichard Sep 2009

Student Selection Criteria In Undergraduate Leadership Education Programs, Daniel B. Kan, Rebecca J. Reichard

Educational Considerations

Citizens expect and deserve effective leadership in both the public and private sectors. In today’s 24/7 information access society, high profile leaders have become a source of constant scrutiny by citizens and the media demanding results and integrity on par with the enormous salaries and fringe benefits these individuals receive.


Engaging Millennial Students In Leadership Education, Jill R. Arensdorf, Anthony C. Andenoro Sep 2009

Engaging Millennial Students In Leadership Education, Jill R. Arensdorf, Anthony C. Andenoro

Educational Considerations

As new generations of young people mature and enter higher education, educators must adapt their teaching methodologies through an examination of theory and research related to generational differences.


A Sense Of Trust Through The Eyes Of African American Doctoral Students: An Examination Of How A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education Can Create An Environment Of Inclusiveness, Zelda M. Deboyes Aug 2009

A Sense Of Trust Through The Eyes Of African American Doctoral Students: An Examination Of How A Predominantly White Institution Of Higher Education Can Create An Environment Of Inclusiveness, Zelda M. Deboyes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This phenomenological research study explores whether trust influences the experiences of African American students, particularly those in doctoral programs at predominantly White institutions. Recent studies suggest that colleges and universities can benefit in several ways by building and maintaining student trust. However, the body of research typically provides a general understanding of the role and benefits of student trust in the academic arena through the eyes of White students only. Very few studies examine the benefits of student trust for a diverse population, and even fewer address African American students enrolled in predominantly White doctoral programs.

This research provides an ...


A Manual For Improving The Working Relationship Of Teachers Through The Implementation Of A Peer Coaching Model, Mitchell Bennett Richards Jul 2009

A Manual For Improving The Working Relationship Of Teachers Through The Implementation Of A Peer Coaching Model, Mitchell Bennett Richards

All Graduate Projects

The challenges that teachers face today with educational standards are daunting. Many teaching practices have evolved over the last several years due to the constraints of standardized testing. These constraints require students and teachers to be held accountable for their performance. Teachers are now required to do more than simply educate students based on their beliefs of best practices. Teacher professional development is paramount to provide teachers with the tools needed to face the challenges in education today. This project presents a peer coaching model to foster teacher development, reviews the related research in the field of peer coaching, and ...


Access And Equity In Higher Education In Antigua And Barbuda, Elsie Hewlett-Thomas Apr 2009

Access And Equity In Higher Education In Antigua And Barbuda, Elsie Hewlett-Thomas

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Across the international higher education spectrum access represents a significant issue. The literature is replete with analyses of access in various higher education systems. Low and inequitable patterns of participation in higher education are particularly prominent in developing countries. This dissertation is a case study of the higher education system of the state of Antigua and Barbuda, former British territories of the Caribbean region, Focusing on the issue of access and equity of access this study addresses the trends related to participation in higher education in this twin-island state of the Caribbean region, and analyzes factors that affect participation in ...


A Quasi-Experimental Study On Students' Perceptions And Intended Use Of Digital Recording Technology In A College Technology Classroom, Zenia Bahorski Feb 2009

A Quasi-Experimental Study On Students' Perceptions And Intended Use Of Digital Recording Technology In A College Technology Classroom, Zenia Bahorski

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This quasi-experimental study employed a modified Technology Acceptance Model approach in conjunction with a Perceived Classroom Interaction Model. The study investigated the impact of digital audio recording of college classroom lectures on students' perceptions of interaction levels, usefulness, and use of the digital media.

The study surveyed six introductory computer science and technology classes. Previous computer knowledge was not assumed. The results found no significant differences of students' perceptions of interaction levels in traditional classroom lectures. However, gender was found to have a significant effect on speaking in class when a recorder was present. No significant differences were found when ...


Adult Student Persistence In Online Education: Developing A Model To Understand The Factors That Affect Adult Student Persistence In A Course, Raymond J Mcgivney Feb 2009

Adult Student Persistence In Online Education: Developing A Model To Understand The Factors That Affect Adult Student Persistence In A Course, Raymond J Mcgivney

Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014

The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that influence the persistence of adult students in online undergraduate courses at the community college level. Quantitative analysis of survey results from 476 students enrolled in on-line courses at two community colleges indicate that desire to complete the degree, previous experience in on-line courses and assignment completion are the strongest predictors of course completion. The findings from this research also provide the basis for making recommendations for future research and improving policy and practice. Finally, the results of this study suggest the basis for developing new models for understanding persistence ...


The Doctoral Degree In English Education, Allen Carey-Webb Jan 2009

The Doctoral Degree In English Education, Allen Carey-Webb

KSU Press Legacy Project

The Doctoral Degree in English Education gathers the testimonies of graduate students and their professors, mostly former public school language arts teachers, as they develop their abilities as English teachers, earn the most advanced degree in their field, become professional leaders, and begin teaching at the university level. Responding to an on-going national shortage of professors of English education, this book provides first-hand information on deciding to pursue a doctorate, undertaking graduate studies, teaching university methods courses, writing dissertations, and entering the field as a professor of English education.


A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock Jan 2009

A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock

Books

The purpose of this book is to explain the development of the Canadian Studies program at the University of Maine from its origins in the early 20th century to its position today as the most comprehensive program of its kind in the United States. Readers will learn how Maine's close proximity to Canada has spawned an ever-widening range of cross-border academic contacts rooted in mutual interests that are reinforced by collaborative academic study, which is benefiting residents on both sides of the international boundary.


Initial Teacher Licensure Programs At Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato, Elizabeth J. Sandell Jan 2009

Initial Teacher Licensure Programs At Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato, Elizabeth J. Sandell

Elementary and Literacy Education Faculty Publications

Teacher preparation is a strong tradition of Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU, Mankato), located approximately 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The institution of higher education has been preparing teachers since 1868. Currently, initial teacher licensure programs in Elementary and Early Childhood (EEC) prepare graduates to be licensed as early childhood teachers, as elementary school teachers, and/or as middle school teachers. This article describes MSU, Mankato's programs in terms of its students, faculty members, academic programs, unique opportunities for students, and emphasis on preparing professionals to be leaders in education.


Father Theodore M. Hesburgh And The University Of Notre Dame's Change In Governance To A Predominantly Lay Board Of Trustees, Mary Patience Hogan Jan 2009

Father Theodore M. Hesburgh And The University Of Notre Dame's Change In Governance To A Predominantly Lay Board Of Trustees, Mary Patience Hogan

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Cross-Cultural Competence Assessment Instruments For The U.S Military Academy's Semester Abroad Program, Scott E. Womack Jan 2009

Cross-Cultural Competence Assessment Instruments For The U.S Military Academy's Semester Abroad Program, Scott E. Womack

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Sustaining Faith- Informed Mission At Religiously-Affiliated Colleges And Universities: A Qualitative Case Study Of Three Institutions, Paul J. Witek Jan 2009

Sustaining Faith- Informed Mission At Religiously-Affiliated Colleges And Universities: A Qualitative Case Study Of Three Institutions, Paul J. Witek

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Professors On Film: Is Perception Reality? Study Of American Comedic Film Treatment Of University Faculty From 1925 To 1951, Brian A. Thomas Jan 2009

Professors On Film: Is Perception Reality? Study Of American Comedic Film Treatment Of University Faculty From 1925 To 1951, Brian A. Thomas

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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