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Champions Of Democracy: Libraries' Essential Contributions To A Civil Society, Elizabeth Ramsey 2018 Boise State University

Champions Of Democracy: Libraries' Essential Contributions To A Civil Society, Elizabeth Ramsey

Elizabeth Ramsey

Librarians are rolling up their sleeves, taking off their glasses, and pulling no punches in their efforts to ensure that Americans understand Democratic processes and the essential nature of community participation in those processes. By making the most of their positions as community centers and trusted information providers, libraries are bringing people together to learn about and discuss political issues face to face, empowering them to work collectively for their civil rights and the rights of others.


The Heterogeneous Cyclicality Of Income And Wages Among The Distribution In The Uk, Maria Cervini, Antonia Lopez, José I. Silva 2018 Universitat de Girona

The Heterogeneous Cyclicality Of Income And Wages Among The Distribution In The Uk, Maria Cervini, Antonia Lopez, José I. Silva

José Ignacio Silva

We investigate the cyclicality of real hourly wages and income using individual data for the UK over the 1991-2013 period. By paying special attention to the heterogeneity among different earnings and income groups, we document
that individuals at the top of the distribution are more cyclical than lower ones. We also show that real wages and income are roughly acyclical for low wage and income workers. In particular, we present evidence that the adjustment for low-paid workers takes place through transitions to and from unemployment.


Gphcessay.Docx, Daryl Bagley 2018 Harding University

Gphcessay.Docx, Daryl Bagley

Daryl Bagley

No abstract provided.


Transforming First Nations Health Care In British Columbia: An Organizational Challenge, Stephen Wilmot 2018 The University of Derby

Transforming First Nations Health Care In British Columbia: An Organizational Challenge, Stephen Wilmot

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

Following a series of agreements on First Nations health care in British Columbia beginning in 2005, several organizations were created to contribute to the development of a system of health care for First Nations in the province, with the aim of transforming First Nations health care to better meet users’ needs. This article considers the role of these organizations and their relationships with the provincial government, the federal government, and the First Nations people of British Columbia. It explores possible levels of transformation, as well as the possibilities and problems for these organizations in undertaking the transformation process, particularly with ...


Sociology Between The Gaps Volume 3 (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018), 2018 Providence College

Sociology Between The Gaps Volume 3 (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Sociology Between the Gaps: Forgotten and Neglected Topics

No abstract provided.


The Practical Utility Suitability Of Email Interviews In Qualitative Research, Janice E. Hawkins 2018 Old Dominion University

The Practical Utility Suitability Of Email Interviews In Qualitative Research, Janice E. Hawkins

The Qualitative Report

Interviews with key informants are the most common means of data collection in qualitative descriptive research. Researchers have historically preferred face-to-face interviews but advances in technology have resulted in more options, including email exchanges, to conduct interviews. This article examines the practical utility and suitability of the email interview in qualitative research. The author will share personal experiences from a recent qualitative study involving email interviews of nurse educators. The purpose of the study was to describe the experiences of nurse educators in developing and implementing concurrent enrollment ADN-BSN programs. Interviews of nurse educators describing their experiences of developing and ...


A Blueprint For Research Success: Review Of Introduction To Community Oral History, Yanlys de la Caridad Palacios-Alfonso 2018 University of South Florida

A Blueprint For Research Success: Review Of Introduction To Community Oral History, Yanlys De La Caridad Palacios-Alfonso

The Qualitative Report

The Introduction to Community Oral History targets the novice researcher. The book provides a blueprint for the process of qualitative research. Also, the authors present examples for each step to engage the reader from start to finish. Lastly, I point out the strengths and weakness of the book.


Public Awareness Of Scientific Consensus On Climate Change Is Rising, Lawrence C. Hamilton 2018 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Public Awareness Of Scientific Consensus On Climate Change Is Rising, Lawrence C. Hamilton

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

In this fact sheet, author Lawrence Hamilton discusses public awareness of scientific consensus on climate change, drawing on 16 nationwide or single-state surveys. An overwhelming majority of scientists who study the Earth’s climate agree that human activities are causing rapid change; Hamilton finds the U.S. public becoming more aware of this consensus. About 2/3 of respondents in recent polls (up from half in 2010) recognize that most scientists agree that human activities are causing climate change.


Spartan Daily, February 22, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, February 22, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 150, Issue 13


Hunting A Home: The Abandonment And Neglect Of Hunting Dogs, Jamie B. Walker 2018 Germanna Community College

Hunting A Home: The Abandonment And Neglect Of Hunting Dogs, Jamie B. Walker

Exigence

Each year, an immeasurable number of hunting dogs are found in emaciated, malnourished or even abusive conditions due to neglect and abandonment by their owners. These dogs, primarily hounds, have increasingly become a burden on animal shelters and have cast a negative light on hunting with dogs, particularly in Virginia. The difficulty in identifying the owners of these dogs has stymied law enforcement and animal welfare authorities for years. Mandatory microchipping, now compulsory in England, may be the key to protecting talented working dogs from neglect, cruelty and abandonment by uncaring owners. These microchips can allow abandoned animals to lead ...


A Recent Legislation On Transgender Issues, Alex Mikeal 2018 Germanna Community College

A Recent Legislation On Transgender Issues, Alex Mikeal

Exigence

This essay is designed to create, consider, and suggest a possible solution on the issue of transgender bathrooms. Under the Trump Administration, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is open to interpretation on the local court level, creating opportunities for local and state governments to pass laws and policies discriminating against transgender people (Attention turns to courts, 2017, para. 1). North Carolina took advantage of this conservative interpretation and in March of 2016 passed House Bill Two. The bill requires transgender people to use the restroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate (Us says ...


Supporting Medicaid In Virginia, Scott Burns 2018 Tidewater Community College

Supporting Medicaid In Virginia, Scott Burns

Exigence

This report analyzes Medicaid in Virginia, the needs-based social health insurance program providing health coverage to children, pregnant women, working parents, the disabled, and elderly who cannot afford health costs on their own. It supports the value of the Medicaid program to these beneficiaries’ long term health, the healthcare sector, cost control and Virginia’s economy. Additionally, it analyzes healthcare policy looking at what effects the Affordable Care Act has had in improving healthcare access and what effects healthcare reform under president-elect Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican controlled 115th United States Congress might have targeting healthcare cost ...


School-Based Smoking Prevention With Media Literacy: A Pilot Study, Melinda C. Bier, Spring J. Schmidt, David Shields, Lara Zwarun, Stephen Sherblom, Brian Primack, Cynthia Pulley, Billy Rucker 2018 University of Missouri-St. Louis

School-Based Smoking Prevention With Media Literacy: A Pilot Study, Melinda C. Bier, Spring J. Schmidt, David Shields, Lara Zwarun, Stephen Sherblom, Brian Primack, Cynthia Pulley, Billy Rucker

Lara Zwarun

School-based tobacco prevention programs have had limited success reducing smoking rates in the long term. Media literacy programs offer an innovative vehicle for delivery of potentially more efficacious anti-tobacco education. However, these programs have been neither widely implemented nor well evaluated. We conducted a pre-post evaluation of a cross-disciplinary tobacco media literacy program. The sample consisted of 204 students across six schools. Results indicated that students’ smoking-specific media literacy and general media literacy measures increased significantly over the course of the intervention.


Best Practices For Mapping Digital Commons Metadata For Harvesting By Share, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy C. Robertson, Emily Stenberg 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Best Practices For Mapping Digital Commons Metadata For Harvesting By Share, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy C. Robertson, Emily Stenberg

Wendy C Robertson

No abstract provided.


Culture, Change, And Cultural Lag: A Commentary And A Challenge, Josephine A. Ruggiero 2018 Providence College

Culture, Change, And Cultural Lag: A Commentary And A Challenge, Josephine A. Ruggiero

Sociology Between the Gaps: Forgotten and Neglected Topics

No abstract provided.


Digital Bridges Across Disciplinary, Practical And Pedagogical Divides: An Online Professional Master’S Program In Heritage Resource Management, John R. Welch, David V. Burley, Jonathan C. Driver, Erin A. Hogg, Kanthi Jayasundera, Michael Klassen, David Maxwell, George P. Nicholas, Janet Pivnick, Christopher D. Dore 2018 Simon Fraser University

Digital Bridges Across Disciplinary, Practical And Pedagogical Divides: An Online Professional Master’S Program In Heritage Resource Management, John R. Welch, David V. Burley, Jonathan C. Driver, Erin A. Hogg, Kanthi Jayasundera, Michael Klassen, David Maxwell, George P. Nicholas, Janet Pivnick, Christopher D. Dore

Journal of Archaeology and Education

Growth and diversification in heritage resource management (HRM) archaeology since the 1960s have created new demands for training the next generations of HRM leaders and for addressing persistent and counterproductive divisions between academic and applied archaeologies. The Simon Fraser University Department of Archaeology (SFU) has responded to these demands with an all-new, cohort-based, thesis-focused graduate program created by and for HRM professionals. The program’s target audience is HRM practitioners who hold Bachelor’s credentials, have initiated promising careers in HRM, and desire advanced, research-focused degrees to enable their professional capacity and upward mobility. The SFU program is structured and ...


Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 377. Interview with Joe H. Page conducted by Victoria Conaster on 3 April 1993. Page, a resident of Lewisburg, discusses his childhood memories of growing up on a tenant farm. Topics covered include tobacco harvests and sales, pest control, traditional farm lore, home remedies and religious life.


Developing And Implementing A Participatory Action Research Assistantship Program At The Community College, Mia Ocean, Kelli Tigertail, James Keller, Kathleen Woods 2018 Palm Beach State College (former); West Chester University (current)

Developing And Implementing A Participatory Action Research Assistantship Program At The Community College, Mia Ocean, Kelli Tigertail, James Keller, Kathleen Woods

The Qualitative Report

Despite serving almost half of the U.S. undergraduate students, community colleges and their constituents are consistently marginalized in the research favoring external university experts to conduct research about them and on them. To counteract these top down, disempowering research practices, we piloted a Participatory Action Research Assistantship Program (PARAP). A PARAP is a modified version of a research assistantship program that is grounded in an anti-oppressive, participatory action research practice, creating change on many levels. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of practical and methodological steps to implement a PARAP at a community college including ...


Wdph 2017 Summer Internship Report, Lauren Meininger 2018 Clark University

Wdph 2017 Summer Internship Report, Lauren Meininger

Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise

In the spring of 2014, the Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise joined forces to begin developing a partnership that would combine academic resources, student input, and public health needs in the City of Worcester. Founders of this program were motivated to seek and implement innovative interventions for public health issues while simultaneously inspiring a new generation of public health professionals.

Each year, the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (AHCW) brings in student interns to work on the pressing public health issues of the moment. Interns work alongside ...


Spartan Daily, February 21, 2018, San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications 2018 San Jose State University

Spartan Daily, February 21, 2018, San Jose State University, School Of Journalism And Mass Communications

Spartan Daily, 2018

Volume 150, Issue 12


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