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A Comprehensive Model Of Employment Support, Alberto Migliore, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston Jun 2020

A Comprehensive Model Of Employment Support, Alberto Migliore, Thinkwork! At The Institute For Community Inclusion At Umass Boston

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This brief describes a model of employment supports centered around achieving quality job matches and based on five key elements: building trust, getting to know job seekers, support planning, finding jobs, and support after hire.


A Case Study On A Grassroots, Student-Led Facebook Community For Online Graduate Students And Alumni, Caroline E. Frankel Apr 2020

A Case Study On A Grassroots, Student-Led Facebook Community For Online Graduate Students And Alumni, Caroline E. Frankel

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

This case study explores the evolution of a grassroots, student-led Facebook graduate student community to support graduate students within the University of Massachusetts Boston Instructional Design Program. The study explores literature supporting social presence construction within formal course environments, informal learning networks, and how social media can help bridge the gap between the formal and informal course space. A questionnaire administered to graduate students and alumni within the Instructional Design Facebook community suggests that a grassroots model has been highly effective at helping students feel more connected to each other. Conclusions and recommendations provided by this study will help inform ...


Team Building & Coaching, Daniel Kelley Apr 2020

Team Building & Coaching, Daniel Kelley

Instructional Design Capstones Collection

A supervisor’s ability to make proper hires and coach existing employees is related to the creation of a pipeline of future supervisors. As corporations grow, so does its personnel. As the personnel grows, so does the need for more leaders that can appropriately manage personnel without human resource intervention. This paper discusses the need for an internally designed program created to help existing supervisors build a bench of future company leaders. Background information of the company is discussed along with the importance of staff development in achieving its mission. A literature review was performed to determine the benefits of ...


Support After Hire, Alberto Migliore Apr 2020

Support After Hire, Alberto Migliore

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Employment support doesn’t end when a job seeker finds work. This brief shares strategies for supporting an individual after hire.


Finding Tasks And Jobs, Alberto Migliore Apr 2020

Finding Tasks And Jobs, Alberto Migliore

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Finding tasks and jobs is a core element of the comprehensive model of employment supports. Learn more about how to make this happen.


Supports Planning, Alberto Migliore Mar 2020

Supports Planning, Alberto Migliore

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Supports planning is one of the five elements of the comprehensive model of employment supports. Learn exactly what it means and how to do it.


Building Trust, Alberto Migliore Jan 2020

Building Trust, Alberto Migliore

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

In this brief, you’ll find tips about building trust with job seekers as a first step toward finding the optimal job match.


Educator Professional Conversations Via Twitter Chat: Speech Acts And Intentions In #Pdbookclub, Suzanne L. Porath Dec 2019

Educator Professional Conversations Via Twitter Chat: Speech Acts And Intentions In #Pdbookclub, Suzanne L. Porath

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning

#PDBookChat was an affinity space of educators who read a professional book together and reflected on their learning through blogs, Twitter, and Google+. The book study culminated with an hour-long synchronous Twitter chat. Using Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis (Herring, 2001) and speech act theory (Searle, 1976) this paper focused on the Twitter chat to examine the discussion among the participants, the specific ways in which they connected their responses to each other and the content of the professional book they read, and provided an analysis of the key themes of the chat. This research provides evidence of how educators use Twitter ...


Adult Educators At The Crossroads Of Language Learning And Workforce Development: A Qualitative Study Of Teacher Agency, Liz Ging Dec 2019

Adult Educators At The Crossroads Of Language Learning And Workforce Development: A Qualitative Study Of Teacher Agency, Liz Ging

Graduate Masters Theses

Since the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, there has been renewed questioning about the nature and purpose of adult education programs in the United States, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The heavy workforce development orientation of the new law is a starker manifestation of trends focused on job training which have been sweeping through the field of adult education for the last few decades. In the midst of these shifts, little research has been done to investigate what the educators charged with meeting these policy goals think about these changes, the ...


Black Family Engagement Through Communication Technology: A Phenomenological Study From The Perspective Of Urban Public High Schools Parents In The Greater Boston Area, Mariette Bien-Aime Ayala Dec 2019

Black Family Engagement Through Communication Technology: A Phenomenological Study From The Perspective Of Urban Public High Schools Parents In The Greater Boston Area, Mariette Bien-Aime Ayala

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Black family engagement is the key to improving the life outcomes of young Black students (Clark, 2015; Mestry & Grobler, 2007). Recently, as a response to a need for better family engagement in K-12 education, new technologies have emerged. As educators, it is important to study the effectiveness of these new communication technologies, as well as how Black families are experiencing opportunities for engagement through them. Guided by critical race theory and capital theory, I ask: How do Black families experience opportunities for engagement with their children’s high schools through the use of communication technologies? To find this answer, in ...


Racialized Aggressions And Sense Of Belonging Among Asian American College Students, Kevin J. Gin Oct 2019

Racialized Aggressions And Sense Of Belonging Among Asian American College Students, Kevin J. Gin

Institute for Asian American Studies Publications

This naturalistic, qualitative inquiry explored how Asian American college students’ encounters with racialized aggressions on social media impacted their sense of belonging at a predominately White institution (PWI). Participants indicated that encounters with racism on social media, especially on the anonymous mobile app Yik Yak, engendered racial distrust, and alienation from their institution. These findings suggest the virtual components of campus culture play a critical role in determining how Asian American college students feel they are welcomed, valued, and included at a PWI.


Latinx Students In Boston Exam Schools: Growing But Consistently Underrepresented, Ava Marinelli, Fabián Torres-Ardila Sep 2019

Latinx Students In Boston Exam Schools: Growing But Consistently Underrepresented, Ava Marinelli, Fabián Torres-Ardila

Gastón Institute Publications

Boston Public Schools exam schools – Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Sciences – are widely considered some of the most elite schools not only in Boston Public Schools, but also in the country at large. They have also been the subject of numerous lawsuits and investigations, alleging racially biased admission standards, racism among faculty and students, and disproportionate enrollment numbers. The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy finds that while the enrollment of Latinx students has trended steadily upwards in Boston Public Schools and exam schools overall ...


Multiperspectivity Through Alternative History In The Classroom, Anggita Parameswari Latif Aug 2019

Multiperspectivity Through Alternative History In The Classroom, Anggita Parameswari Latif

Graduate Masters Theses

This paper aims to evaluate existing teaching approaches in middle school history classrooms that incorporate alternative history materials. Alternative history focuses on the question of what might have happened differently, or ‘what if?’ The study focuses on addressing the following question: How does the understanding of one event’s significance on the chain of historical occasions contribute to students’ engagement in discussing past and current conflicts, based on teachers’ points of view? Interviews with 10 education practitioners focused on exploring the ways students can learn to see history creatively while developing tolerance. Existing approaches are explored through the viewpoints of ...


Wanting It All: Designing And Developing A Sustainable Life Of Meaning And Purpose Through Reflective Practice, Janell Burley Hofmann May 2019

Wanting It All: Designing And Developing A Sustainable Life Of Meaning And Purpose Through Reflective Practice, Janell Burley Hofmann

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This synthesis presents an integration of the coursework in the Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking at The University of Massachusetts Boston. Here the symptoms and realities of personal and professional burnout and exhaustion will be examined through the lens of well-being, while scaffolding the emergence of the higher ideal towards the sustainable cultivation of purpose and meaning. Tools, strategies and design structures are shared to promote and practice sustainability through Reflective Practice. This includes Reflective Questioning, Developing and Mapping of Value Components and Visual Tools to understand and apply Critical and Creative Thinking. The author’s personal ...


The Social Construction Of Life: Critical Thinking About Biology In Society, Peter J. Taylor Feb 2019

The Social Construction Of Life: Critical Thinking About Biology In Society, Peter J. Taylor

Working Papers on Science in a Changing World

This book aims to expand the boundaries of the influences that readers consider when interpreting the practices and products of the life sciences ("biology") and their impact on society. The chapter topics include: Interpreting Ideas of Nature; The structure of origin stories; Multiple layers in influencing an audience: The case of Darwin's On the Origin of Species; Metaphors of coordination and development; What causes a disease?—the consequences of hereditarianism in the case of pellagra; How changeable are IQ test scores?; Social negotiations around genetic screening; Intersecting processes involving genes and environment.

Each chapter consists of 5 parts:

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Design For Living Complexities, Peter J. Taylor Jan 2019

Design For Living Complexities, Peter J. Taylor

Working Papers in Critical, Creative and Reflective Practice

Lectures from a 12-session course that addresses the intersection of design with critical thinking. Design in this course means intentionality in construction, which involves a range of materials, a sequence of steps, and principles that inform the choice of materials and the steps. Design also always involves putting people, as well as materials, into place. This happens by working with the known properties of people, as well as the known properties of material, and trying out new arrangements to work around their constraints (at least temporarily). Critical thinking, as I define it, involves understanding ideas and practices better when we ...


Foreword, Robin D. G. Kelley Jan 2019

Foreword, Robin D. G. Kelley

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

As the essays in this book demonstrate, Rod Bush embodied the unity of theory and practice. His scholarship, pedagogy, activism, personal relationships, and everyday interactions were governed by an ethic of love, social responsibility, a commitment to radical social change, and, in Marx’s words, “a ruthless criticism” that is not “afraid of its own conclusions, nor of conflict with the powers that be.” His commitment to study and struggle in the service of human liberation knew no boundaries. His vision was planetary. He wrote critically and brilliantly about Black radical movements—here and abroad—and about the destructive power ...


Everyday Conversations With Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials Of Mentorship, Intimacy, And Practice, Chriss Sneed Jan 2019

Everyday Conversations With Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials Of Mentorship, Intimacy, And Practice, Chriss Sneed

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Chriss Sneed, titled “Everyday Conversations with Dr. Rod Bush: The Radical Potentials of Mentorship, Intimacy, and Practice,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Sneed reflects on the teachings and day-to-day work of Dr. Roderick Bush spanning across four years. Using autoethnographic methods to contextualize these memories, the author argues that three themes have emerged: intergenerational mentorship, radical intimacy, and a commitment to praxis ...


Rod Bush: Passing The Torch For Love, Liberation, And Freedom, Loretta Chin Jan 2019

Rod Bush: Passing The Torch For Love, Liberation, And Freedom, Loretta Chin

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Loretta Chin, titled “Rod Bush: Passing the Torch for Love, Liberation, and Freedom,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Chin reflects on Rod Bush as an exemplar of how kindness, compassion, humility, and love for one’s fellow human being can manifest in thoughts, words, and actions that can change the world for the better, one person or deed at a time; not ...


Paying It Forward: Lessons From Dr. Rod Bush, Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, A. Kia Sinclair Jan 2019

Paying It Forward: Lessons From Dr. Rod Bush, Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, A. Kia Sinclair

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay co-authored by Latoya A. Lee, Tatiana Chichester, and A. Kia Sinclair and titled “Paying it Forward: Lessons from Dr. Rod Bush” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The essay documents the contributions of Dr. Rod Bush as a teacher and mentor. Specifically, three mentees of Dr. Bush lay out what they consider to be fundamental aspects of his teaching pedagogy: development of young generations, building ...


Rod Bush Fought The Good Fight, Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome Jan 2019

Rod Bush Fought The Good Fight, Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome, titled “Rod Bush Fought the ood Fight,” is a contribution to the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). According to Okome, Rod Bush fought the good fight. He was an honorable man, a scholar par excellence who lived a life dedicated to truth, justice, equity and sacrifice to the cause of full equality for people of African descent. Okome laments that he’s gone too ...


Fighting In The Core: Questioning The Last Century’S Debates Over Race, Class, And Gender In Light Of The Life And Works Of Rod Bush, Natalie P. Byfield Jan 2019

Fighting In The Core: Questioning The Last Century’S Debates Over Race, Class, And Gender In Light Of The Life And Works Of Rod Bush, Natalie P. Byfield

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Natalie P. Byfield, titled “Fighting in the Core: Questioning the Last Century’s Debates over Race, Class, and Gender in Light of the Life and Works of Rod Bush,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter explores Rod Bush’s intellectual and activist legacy in real terms by a former colleague of his at St. John’s University. Through historical notation, anecdote and ...


Rod Bush And The Quest For Social Justice: Beyond The Binary Constructs Of Race And Class, Rodney D. Coates Jan 2019

Rod Bush And The Quest For Social Justice: Beyond The Binary Constructs Of Race And Class, Rodney D. Coates

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay by Rodney D. Coates, titled “Rod Bush and the Quest for Social Justice: Beyond Binary Constructs of Race and Class,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Coates argues that Rod Bush’s journey for justice is best understood as a quest for social justice derived from his interrogation of imperialism, racism, and exploitation, to move beyond binary constructions of race and class. He was critical ...


Black Nationalism And Native American Struggles Through The World-System Lens: Engaging With The Legacy Of Rod Bush, James V. Fenelon Jan 2019

Black Nationalism And Native American Struggles Through The World-System Lens: Engaging With The Legacy Of Rod Bush, James V. Fenelon

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by James Fenelon is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Fenelon argues that Black Nationalism like the struggles of Native Nations with sovereignty, entails leadership and scholarly engagement, both of which are often criticized and under attack from a dominant society that wants to maintain hegemonic power. In the essay, Fenelon remembers Rod Bush in this regard, and as a friend and scholarly warrior, by ...


My Dialogue With Rod Bush On Internal Colonialism, Charles “Cappy” Pinderhughes Jr. Jan 2019

My Dialogue With Rod Bush On Internal Colonialism, Charles “Cappy” Pinderhughes Jr.

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Charles Pinderhughes, titled “My Dialogue with Rod Bush on Internal Colonialism,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter discusses Rod Bush’s generous capacity to mentor and support academic comrades. Bush’s unselfish example led to a new approach to a part of Charles Pinderhughes’ re-assessment of Internal Colonialism Theory. Lessons to be learned from Rod Bush include supporting the principled engagement ...


From Tensions In The American Dream To “As The World Turns”: Lessons From Rod Bush’S Last Projects, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

From Tensions In The American Dream To “As The World Turns”: Lessons From Rod Bush’S Last Projects, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This essay authored by Melanie E. L. Bush, titled “From Tensions in the American Dream to “As the World Turns”: Lessons from Rod Bush’s last projects,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). The chapter engages an examination of the principles and lessons embedded in Rod Bush’s last two research and writing projects. The first is a co-authored book titled Tensions in the American Dream: Rhetoric ...


Closing, Melanie E. L. Bush Jan 2019

Closing, Melanie E. L. Bush

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This is a closing essay authored by Melanie E. L. Bush for the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). She states, “This entire volume is predicated on a belief that Rod Bush was an extraordinary human being. If you are convinced of this, too, then remember that he believed that you, too, are also extraordinary. His soul resided in a profound belief in the power of the people—individually and collectively—and ...


Rod Bush In Memoriam Jan 2019

Rod Bush In Memoriam

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

No abstract provided.


Rod Bush Gallery Jan 2019

Rod Bush Gallery

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

No abstract provided.


Rod Bush Vita Jan 2019

Rod Bush Vita

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

No abstract provided.