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Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Sep 2011

Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Craig B. Mousin

Dr. Marco Tavanti and Craig Mousin discuss with Dr. Scott Kelly the university's responsibility for poverty reduction as expressed in the conferences and special number of Vincentian Heritage "What would Vincent do? Vincentian Higher Education and Poverty Reduction"


Persistence In Japanese Language Study And Learners’ Cultural/Linguistics Backgrounds, Masanori Matsumoto Sep 2009

Persistence In Japanese Language Study And Learners’ Cultural/Linguistics Backgrounds, Masanori Matsumoto

Masanori Matsumoto

Motivational characteristics of students learning Japanese as a foreign language at universities in Australia were investigated to find out what affecting factors are closely related to their intentions for continuing/discontinuing their study. The results showed that students’ cultural/linguistic backgrounds have a significant impact on their performance in learning the language, and sustaining motivation, which is closely related to their interest in aspects of Japanese culture, is an important determinant for persistence in their study. Developing intrinsic cultural interest is an important factor for sustaining motivation, which is more likely to occur when learners have distant cultural/linguistic backgrounds ...


Issues Facing Scientific Research Employment In Australia, Daniel Edwards Aug 2009

Issues Facing Scientific Research Employment In Australia, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

Do higher research qualifications help or hinder job seekers? A recent ACER research project sought Australian labour market expectations and impressions from employers and prospective employees.


Memory, Authenticity And Cultural Identiy: The Role Of Library Programs, Services And Collections In Creating Community, Veronda Pitchford, Camila Alire, Malore Brown, Karen Downing, Alexandra Rivera, Janice Welburn, Mark Winston, William Welburn Jul 2009

Memory, Authenticity And Cultural Identiy: The Role Of Library Programs, Services And Collections In Creating Community, Veronda Pitchford, Camila Alire, Malore Brown, Karen Downing, Alexandra Rivera, Janice Welburn, Mark Winston, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Jul 2009

Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Marco Tavanti

Dr. Marco Tavanti and Craig Mousin discuss with Dr. Scott Kelly the university's responsibility for poverty reduction as expressed in the conferences and special number of Vincentian Heritage "What would Vincent do? Vincentian Higher Education and Poverty Reduction"


A New National University In Regional Australia Feasibility Study, Daniel Edwards Jun 2009

A New National University In Regional Australia Feasibility Study, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


The Promise Of Diversity In The Library Community, William Welburn, Janice Welburn May 2009

The Promise Of Diversity In The Library Community, William Welburn, Janice Welburn

William C Welburn

William C. Welburn and Janice Welburn examine the strides made by libraries in dealing with a diverse public and in making sure diversity is a major consideration in acquisition of resources, in staffing, and in training practices.


Exploring The Teaching Mind: Extending Participation In Lifelong Learning Through Engagement With A Supportive Community, Jeremy Szteiter Apr 2009

Exploring The Teaching Mind: Extending Participation In Lifelong Learning Through Engagement With A Supportive Community, Jeremy Szteiter

Jeremy Szteiter

This paper extends the notion of lifelong learning beyond gaining knowledge over a lifetime to preparing oneself to teach what has been learned to others. The "Teaching Mind," as I define the idea, involves thinking about what has been learned and what one knows by reconsidering that knowledge through the eyes of self as a teacher. The Teaching Mind assumes a broad notion of teaching that relates to informal and community learning across all areas of life and culture, beyond professional teaching in formal schools. The pursuit of the Teaching Mind is highly accessible to all those who wish to ...


Perestroika In Central Europe, David Mason Mar 2009

Perestroika In Central Europe, David Mason

David S. Mason

Syllabus for Political Science 380, "Perestroika in Central Europe".


Lessons Learned From A State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget Timmeney Feb 2009

Lessons Learned From A State-Funded Workplace Literacy Program, Kevin Hollenbeck, Bridget Timmeney

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Keeping It Local : Geographic Patterns Of University Attendance, Daniel Edwards Jan 2009

Keeping It Local : Geographic Patterns Of University Attendance, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The university attendance habits of Australians, in a geographic sense, are different from those in the United States, the United Kingdom and many other western countries. Australian university students are less likely to move between major cities to study. In this article, university attendance patterns of Melbourne government school Year 12 completers in 2004 are presented. The article examines the link between location of school and location of university attended among this cohort. The article finds that in addition to this, within a large metropolitan area, university campuses attract a substantial share of the university-attending population who completed their schooling ...


The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams Dec 2008

The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.


The Bradley Review And Access To Higher Education In Australia, Bob Birrell, Daniel Edwards Dec 2008

The Bradley Review And Access To Higher Education In Australia, Bob Birrell, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The Review of Higher Education in Australia (the Bradley Review) has recommended a massive expansion in the level of domestic training in Australian universities. This article examines the Report's rationale for rejecting the previous orthodoxy that there is no need for such expansion and, to the extent that there is, it would be better focused on the vocational sector. It examines the scale of the enrolment expansion envisaged and critically examines the Review's policy recommendations to achieve this increase. It concludes that there will have to be a major expansion in university campus construction in the outer suburban ...


Mac Pgp Encryption, Elizabeth Scheyder Dec 2008

Mac Pgp Encryption, Elizabeth Scheyder

Elizabeth C Scheyder

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Migration And Single Motherhood In Upper-Secondary Education In Mexico, Mathew Creighton, Hyunjoon Park, Graciela Teruel Dec 2008

The Role Of Migration And Single Motherhood In Upper-Secondary Education In Mexico, Mathew Creighton, Hyunjoon Park, Graciela Teruel

Hyunjoon Park

We investigated the link between migration, family structure, and the risk of dropping out of upper secondary school in Mexico. Using two waves of the Mexican Family Life Survey, which includes 1,080 upper secondary students, we longitudinally modeled the role of family structure in the subsequent risk of dropping out, focusing on the role of migration in single motherhood. We found that children living without a father because of international migration or divorce or separation are at a greater risk relative to children in 2-parent households. Economic characteristics of the household provide a partial explanation for children living in ...


Bullying, Anxiety About Bullying, And Special Education Placement, Ryan Allen, Danielle Saia, Conway Saylor, Penny Arnau Dec 2008

Bullying, Anxiety About Bullying, And Special Education Placement, Ryan Allen, Danielle Saia, Conway Saylor, Penny Arnau

Ryan A. Allen

Bullying experiences and self-reported anxiety about bullying and were compared in 72 elementary and middle school students including 16 in self contained (SC) special education classes, 20 receiving resource or consultation (RC), and 36 matched peers. Individually administered Bully Victimization Scale and School Violence Anxiety Scale scores (Reynolds, 2003) revealed that children with special needs (both SC & RC) tended to report more peer victimization and higher anxiety about school violence than matched peers from the same schools. Placement was not related to self-reported bullying experiences. Students in self-contained classes were significantly more anxious about possible bullying, especially physical, in spite ...


Ethically Notable Videogames: Moral Dilemmas And Gameplay, Jose Zagal Dec 2008

Ethically Notable Videogames: Moral Dilemmas And Gameplay, Jose Zagal

Jose P Zagal

In what ways can we use games to make moral demands of players and encouraging them to reflect on ethical issues? In this article we propose an ethically notable game as one that provides opportunities for encouraging ethical reasoning and reflection. Our analysis of the videogames Ultima IV, Manhunt, and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn highlights the central role that moral dilemmas can play towards creating ethically notable games. We discuss the different ways that these are implemented, such as placing players in situations in which their understanding of an ethical system is challenged, or by creating moral tension between the ...


Stratification And The Formation Of Expectations In Highly Differentiated Educational Systems, Claudia Buchmann, Hyunjoon Park Dec 2008

Stratification And The Formation Of Expectations In Highly Differentiated Educational Systems, Claudia Buchmann, Hyunjoon Park

Hyunjoon Park

Highly differentiated educational systems constitute a common organizational form of schooling in which youth are sorted into secondary schools that stress either vocational or academic training and between which movement is rare. With standardized data from five countries, we illuminate two important stratification processes in these systems: (1) social origins strongly influence students’ placement into different types of schools with high SES students most likely to attend academically oriented schools that provide a direct pathway to the university. (2) The types of schools students attend largely determine their educational and occupational expectations and impart a strong dose of realism in ...


Using Dibels: A Survey Of Purposes And Practices, Jeanne Jenkins, Amy Hoffman, Dunlap Kay Dec 2008

Using Dibels: A Survey Of Purposes And Practices, Jeanne Jenkins, Amy Hoffman, Dunlap Kay

Jeanne E. Jenkins

Using a mail survey and face-to-face interviews, this study explored educators' use of and perceptions about DIBELS, a widely used reading assessment and intervention instrument. Analysis included tabulations and a conceptual analysis of extended responses. Most frequent uses for DIBELS included identification of at-risk students, intervention development, and progress monitoring. However, respondents were less clear about how progress monitoring data informed their instruction and whether DIBELS was aligned with state-mandated testing. Time issues were perceived as both positive (quick to administer) and negative (administered individually and repeatedly) factors. Mirroring the literature, respondents expressed both strong positive and negative views about ...


Five Decades Of Educational Assortative Mating In Ten East Asian Societies, Jeroen Smits, Hyunjoon Park Dec 2008

Five Decades Of Educational Assortative Mating In Ten East Asian Societies, Jeroen Smits, Hyunjoon Park

Hyunjoon Park

We study trends in educational homogamy at six boundaries in the educational structure of 10 East-Asian societies and explain its variation using explanatory variables at the country, cohort and boundary level. Educational homogamy was higher at the higher boundaries in the educational structure. Since the 1950s it decreased at all but the lowest boundaries, indicating convergence to a relatively low level of homogamy. Educational homogamy is lower in societies that are more modern, have higher female employment and experienced less Confucian influence. Results support the general openness and the exclusivity hypothesis, which predict educational homogamy to decrease in modernizing societies ...


Penmel Adventures In Genealogy, Mel Regnell Dec 2008

Penmel Adventures In Genealogy, Mel Regnell

Mel Regnell

Results of tracing the Maine Sawyers and Bachelders back to the Revolutionary War. Artifacts from gathering family oral history, photos, documents and records, this site is a compilation of ten years of research and wandering through DownEast graveyards in Maine.


Assessing Credibility In Online Abortion Information, Caitlin Shanley Dec 2008

Assessing Credibility In Online Abortion Information, Caitlin Shanley

Caitlin Shanley

No abstract provided.