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Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items donated by or about Ogden alumni.


Globalization, Changing Demographics, And Educational Challenges In East Asia, Emily Hannum, Hyunjoon Park, Yuko Goto Butler May 2010

Globalization, Changing Demographics, And Educational Challenges In East Asia, Emily Hannum, Hyunjoon Park, Yuko Goto Butler

Emily C. Hannum

In recent decades, globalization and regional integration have brought significant economic and demographic changes in East Asia, including rising economic inequality, growing population movements within and across borders, and the emergence or renewed geopolitical significance of cultural and linguistic minority populations. These trends have coincided with significant changes in family formation, dissolution, and structures. How have these changes played out in the diverse educational systems of East Asia? In what innovative ways are East Asian governments addressing the new demographic realities of their student populations? This volume offers a snapshot of key educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and ...


Listening To Undocumented Mothers: The Experiences Of Undocumented Mexican Mothers Of High School Students Living In The U.S. And Receiving Social Services, Maria Alejandra Lopez May 2010

Listening To Undocumented Mothers: The Experiences Of Undocumented Mexican Mothers Of High School Students Living In The U.S. And Receiving Social Services, Maria Alejandra Lopez

Doctoral Dissertations

The present dissertation is based on a phenomenological study on undocumented Mexican immigrant mothers of high school students who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and received social services. Most of these mothers have emigrated from rural areas of the central and southern Mexican States of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Queretaro, among others. According to the participants, socio-economic conditions forced them to leave their homelands hoping to find a better life in the U.S.

Ten undocumented mothers of high school students living in the U.S. were interviewed from a phenomenological perspective. They were monolingual Spanish ...


Global Project Management: Pedagogy For Distributed Teams, Benjamin Kok Siew Gan, Randy Weinberg, Selma Limam Mansar May 2010

Global Project Management: Pedagogy For Distributed Teams, Benjamin Kok Siew Gan, Randy Weinberg, Selma Limam Mansar

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

This paper reflects on pedagogy for teaching collaborative global projects across universities in different countries. Over a period of four years, students at three universities - one in the United States, one in Singapore and one in the Middle East - enrolled in a course called "Global Project Management". In this course, coordinated across locations, students experience a global project with distant team members. We describe the course experience and student perceptions of the requisite skills, collaboration tools and challenges bearing on effective global project work.


Ua68/8/1 History Alumni Newsletter, Wku History Apr 2010

Ua68/8/1 History Alumni Newsletter, Wku History

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by the WKU History Department regarding activities in the department, students and alumni.


The Perspective Of Bullying According To Students With Asperger Syndrome, Ryan B. Barnick Feb 2010

The Perspective Of Bullying According To Students With Asperger Syndrome, Ryan B. Barnick

Theses and Graduate Projects

This study examines the perspective of bullying according to students' who are labeled with Asperger syndrome. Bullying is a growing problem in our schools today that greatly affects a student's education and life. The results are traumatic and linger for extensive periods of time, greatly affecting the student's education both short and long term. For this study, I conducted my research utilizing an action research oriented framework. As part of my action research, I obtained and evaluated data utilizing the qualitative research and analysis methodology. Through in-depth interviewing, students shared their perspective on bullying. Data was analyzed and ...


Charter School Review In Arkansas And Across The Nation, Nathan C. Jensen, Gary W. Ritter Jan 2010

Charter School Review In Arkansas And Across The Nation, Nathan C. Jensen, Gary W. Ritter

Policy Briefs

At the most recent State Board of Education meeting, State Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell addressed the need for more monitoring of charter schools to ensure that these schools meet their stated goals, including the types of students they intend to serve and the scope of the schools’ curricula. Additionally, he noted that the current process for reviewing applications for charter schools is inadequate, and acknowledged the need for a more systematic review process. As a result, Dr. Kimbrell reported that the state is planning to create a charter review council that will serve two important functions: reviewing charter applications prior ...


Ua12/11/2 Scrapbook, Wku Dynamic Leadership Institute Jan 2010

Ua12/11/2 Scrapbook, Wku Dynamic Leadership Institute

WKU Archives Records

Scrapbook created by students involved in the Dynamic Leadership Institute and includes: Ericka Bardin, Kayla Caudle, Hailey Burke, Jamiesha Sandifo, Hannah Jones, Molly Kirks, Jeremy Matteoli, Lydia Hall, Lynlee Jackson, Sue Kafoglis, Alecia Natale, Michael Bush, Zachary, Ritchey, Cory Weikel, Megan Weedman, Hannalore Clause, Jeremy Webb, Elaine Burchett, Samantha Burnett, Katie Pay, Madeline Beath, Chris Hancock, Josh Rodriguez, Sierra Rhodes, Ashely Tutt, J.E. Greene, Kayla Tyson, Jennifer Palmer, Benjamin Kemble, Alicia Beach, Cody Hutchins, Kaitlyn Henderson, Allison Feikes, Samuel Knott, Mackenzie Farrar, Michelle Porter, Amanda Pursell, Sarah Nikolai, Darren Tinker, Katie Honadle, Scott Lanter, Allison Parks, Sabrina Heinrich, Barley ...


Ua35/11 Wku Honors College Fact Book, Wku Honors College Jan 2010

Ua35/11 Wku Honors College Fact Book, Wku Honors College

WKU Archives Records

Publication promoting WKU Honors College and highlighting activities of students Jennifer Dooper, Khalela Hatchett, Joe Chavarria-Smith, Rachel Reetzke and Jonathan Brantley.


Transnational Students' Perspectives On Schooling In The United States And Mexico: The Salience Of School Experience And Country Of Birth, Edmund T. Hamann, Víctor Zúñiga, Juan Sánchez García Jan 2010

Transnational Students' Perspectives On Schooling In The United States And Mexico: The Salience Of School Experience And Country Of Birth, Edmund T. Hamann, Víctor Zúñiga, Juan Sánchez García

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Students in Mexican schools with previous experience in US schools are transnational students. To the extent their Mexican schooling does not recognize or build on their US life and school experience and their American school experience did not anticipate their later relocation to Mexico, these students are incompletely attended to by school. Yet these students, like all students, are agentive and have some control over how they make sense of their schooling.

As schooling becomes an increasingly common institutional presence across the world and as decided majorities of children now attend at least some version of primary school, it is ...


A Report On A Preliminary Diagnostic For Identifying Thermal Physics Conceptions Of Tertiary Students, Helen Georgiou, Manjula Sharma Jan 2010

A Report On A Preliminary Diagnostic For Identifying Thermal Physics Conceptions Of Tertiary Students, Helen Georgiou, Manjula Sharma

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

A solid understanding of students' conceptions in thermal physics is absolutely necessary for successful development of instruction and for promoting understanding of and enthusiasm for the subject. This study reports on student understanding for a range of thermal topics. The sample included first and second year university students studying physics and the tool was a short, 15 question, concept inventory-like 'Diagnostic Survey' administered at the beginning of first semester 2009 at the University of *****. The results indicate that some thermal physics misconceptions exist for a large proportion of tertiary level students. More specifically, basic concepts, such as heat transfer, appear ...


Re-Centering Students’ Attitudes About Writing: A Qualitative Study Of The Effects Of A High School Writing Center, Katherine Palacio Jan 2010

Re-Centering Students’ Attitudes About Writing: A Qualitative Study Of The Effects Of A High School Writing Center, Katherine Palacio

Department of Writing and Communication Theses

While attitudes are difficult to assess, a qualitative research study can produce results to give insight into how a student feels a writing center has improved his or her confidence and attitude towards writing. This study reviews the minimal discussion of students‟ attitudes towards writing in past and current writing center research and builds upon the conversation by following three students‟ journeys in the writing center and discussing whether their experiences with the tutors has improved their attitudes about writing.