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Creating Networking Communities Beyond The Classroom, Apostolos Koutropoulos 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Creating Networking Communities Beyond The Classroom, Apostolos Koutropoulos

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

In the summer of 2008, after a change in leadership, the Graduate Instructional Designer Association at UMass Boston embarked on a project to connect students, faculty and alumni in an online space. It was believed that this space, unrestrained by the spatial and temporal constraints of classroom learning, would help connect students with each other and with alumni so that they could extend the learning that occurred in the classroom, be that a physical classroom or an electronic classroom on Blackboard. This was not the first attempt at creating such a community of practice; however it has been the first ...


Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections, Marjorie Jones 2010 Lesley University

Framing Cultural Diversity Courses Post U.S. 2008 Presidential Elections, Marjorie Jones

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Historical events are often used both as descriptors and ‘projections’ of the tenor of a nation. The election of Barak Obama as the 44th president of the United States was seen as a turning point in U.S. history. How should this historical event inform the framing and teaching of higher education courses which focus on race and cultural issues in the U.S.? This question was asked of adult learners enrolled in a course examining the African American experience in the U.S. Since the higher education classroom provides a unique opportunity to present, explore and understand many controversial ...


The Difference Between You And Me: Faculty Identities At Play In The Classroom, Suzanne M. Buglione, Jennifer Safford-Farquharson 2010 Worcester State College

The Difference Between You And Me: Faculty Identities At Play In The Classroom, Suzanne M. Buglione, Jennifer Safford-Farquharson

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This conversation is a further discussion of the 2010 Center for Inclusive Teaching Conference on Teaching for Transformation presentation made by the authors, which focused on how classroom learning is influenced by faculty and student identities and the resulting identity-based dynamics. In the spirit of the great Freire/Horton conversation, this dialogue engaged the two authors, one a middle-aged white woman and the other a young black woman. The conversation reflects the authors’ faculty experiences coteaching and teaching individually in higher education while engaging relevant literature as well.


Toward A Non-Eurocentric Social Psychology: The Contribution Of The Yogacara, James William Coleman 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Toward A Non-Eurocentric Social Psychology: The Contribution Of The Yogacara, James William Coleman

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

The social psychological paradigm created by Western social science has virtually ignored the worlds’ other most highly developed system of psychological theorizing. This paper argues that an understanding of Buddhist psychology and especially its most sophisticated school, the Yogacara, can provide the basis for an independent confirmation of Western social psychology’s fundamental insights, a means to reduce its Eurocentric bias, and a way to expand its theoretical breath within a more thoroughly integrated framework. Toward this end, a comparative analysis of Yogacara psychology is presented which highlights the similarities and differences with the interactionist tradition—two schools of thought ...


Academic Achievement Of Turkish And American Students, Eyyup Esen 2010 University of Kansas

Academic Achievement Of Turkish And American Students, Eyyup Esen

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This study aims to provide a comparative look at Turkish and American high school graduates’ academic achievement at college by using High School grade point average (HSGPA), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing Assessment (ACT), and Student Selection Examination (OSS). The questions addressed were: 1-Are high school GPA or standardized test scores such as SAT and ACT better predictor of academic achievement of American students at college? 2-Is high school GPA or standardized test scores such as OSS better predictor of academic achievement of Turkish students at college? To answer this question, the author conducted interviews with four Turkish ...


The Miseducation Of Ms. M, Melanie Robinson 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Miseducation Of Ms. M, Melanie Robinson

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

How do you navigate charted waters with an outdated map? Not only can you get lost, but you’ll find that the environment has changed enough that you might need a new or better mode of transportation. I bumbled my way through my adolescence. Millions of people have walked that journey before me yet no one could give me updated directions. I just wanted clear directions on how to manage imposed identities and internal expectations. I just needed a leg up. Apparently I received one because I graduated with honors. All of the years of crying, of taking insensitive jokes ...


Culturelessness And Culture Shock: An American-Asian Experience, Tara Cianfrocca 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

Culturelessness And Culture Shock: An American-Asian Experience, Tara Cianfrocca

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Even though I identify myself as an American Asian, I struggle with racial issues regarding my adoption. Throughout my childhood and into my adulthood I noticed how popular transnational adoption is, and how common the white American parents and Asian baby combination is today. I wholeheartedly love my adoptive parents but I live with the constant feeling of abandonment. It is a topic that I do not discuss with my friends and family; it is rather taboo and makes most people feel uncomfortable because they cannot relate to me, but then, who do I have to relate to? It seems ...


From Construction To Social Work: Finding Value In Helping Others, Albert Marks 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

From Construction To Social Work: Finding Value In Helping Others, Albert Marks

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

I ultimately ended up leaving the carpenter’s union to go back to school. However I shifted my goals away from business and construction management to focus on the field of sociology. By getting a degree in sociology I can come closer to realizing my work utopia, what I imagine to be the perfect balance of work and quality of life. In the future I see myself involved in some type of social work. I realize that social work does not pay as much as construction management, contracting, or other fields of work; however it appeals to me in the ...


My Work Utopia: Pursuing A Satisfactory Work Life Amid An Alienating World, Irene Hartford 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

My Work Utopia: Pursuing A Satisfactory Work Life Amid An Alienating World, Irene Hartford

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

I began this paper describing how my emotional culture is about family and I made use of the word “choice.” This word is extremely indicative of my social location. I have been very fortunate to live in a country that, despite its numerous social problems, does in varying degrees allow its female population choices. American women are allowed more opportunities in how they structure their lives than most women in this patriarchal world we inhabit. Although we still work in sex segregated occupations, are paid less than men even when we are doing the same types of job, and do ...


The Loss Of A Culture With An Accent: A Sociological Reflection On My Assimilation Into The American Culture, Dora Joseph 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Loss Of A Culture With An Accent: A Sociological Reflection On My Assimilation Into The American Culture, Dora Joseph

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

So the question is: Who am I? Who have I become? Where am I going? I started on this journey to figure out how to stay true to my French roots while thriving socially, educationally, and professionally in other cultures. Realizing that somewhere in the midst of my interaction with my environment I had adopted an accent that was not my own (the British accent), I sought to retrace my steps and head in a direction that might bring me some clarity to my present identity crisis. I decided to attend a university in the U.S., thinking that it ...


Religions: From Phobia To Understanding, Nasr Abu-Zayd 2010 The University of Humanistics

Religions: From Phobia To Understanding, Nasr Abu-Zayd

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This lead article in the Fall 2010 issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge celebrating him is one of the last published by the renowned scholar of Islam and Humanism, Professor Nasr Hamed Abu-Zayd, before his sudden passing in July 2010. In this paper, he argues that the challenge for Muslim thinkers nowadays is how to reconnect the fragmented Islamic culture of the past, which made the great Islamic civilization between the 9th and the 12th centuries, and contributed to the modern world’s values of freedom, equality and justice. It is not an impossible task to ...


Fundamentally Danish?: The Muhammad Cartoon Crisis As Transitional Drama, Heiko Henkel 2010 Copenhagen University

Fundamentally Danish?: The Muhammad Cartoon Crisis As Transitional Drama, Heiko Henkel

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

A closer look at the Muhammad cartoon crisis illuminates some of the key issues that were, and continue to be, at stake for the various actors in the public contestations over the legitimate place of Muslims (and the Islamic tradition) in Danish society. Using a conceptual framework developed by Axel Honneth, I suggest in this article that the cartoon crisis is part of an ongoing struggle for recognition in Denmark, through which the terms by which Muslims residing in Denmark are recognized as legitimate citizens/residents of Danish society are negotiated—and on which Muslims may recognize the demands of ...


Historiographic Narratives: The Discourse Strategies For Constructing Expellable “Moorish” Subjects, José María Perceval 2010 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Historiographic Narratives: The Discourse Strategies For Constructing Expellable “Moorish” Subjects, José María Perceval

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

On April 9, 1609, a decree was issued ruling that all descendents of Spanish Muslims, known as “Moriscos” or “new Moorish Christians,” were to be expelled. The final decision of 1609 was a political decision dictated by many political circumstances. The decision could have been avoided, taken at another time or postponed indefinitely. However, once expulsion had been decreed, royalty found the need to justify the measure before the public and did so to clarify two conflictive aspects: on the one hand, this was the first time that an officially baptised collective was expelled; and on the other, expulsion affected ...


The Influence Of Private School Enrollment On Public School Performance, Michael L. Marlow 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Influence Of Private School Enrollment On Public School Performance, Michael L. Marlow

Economics

School choice reform refers to changes that allow parents greater freedom to choose schools for their children. School choice reform is contentious because it fundamentally alters the environment in which public and private schools operate and could result in significant changes for both demanders and suppliers of education. This article develops a model of public education with imperfect exit to predict how private school enrollment influences performance of public schools. Empirical evidence from data on all private and public schools in California provides substantial support for the hypothesis that public school test scores are inversely related to private school enrollments ...


A Partial Defense Of The Giant Squid, Sanjiv Jaggia, Satish Thosar 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Partial Defense Of The Giant Squid, Sanjiv Jaggia, Satish Thosar

Economics

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Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections and Archives 2010 San Jose State University

Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections And Archives

Archival Finding Aids

The Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection 1914-1979 (bulk 1914-1945) is a graphic art collection of posters documenting World War I and World War II. The collection consists of over 1,400 posters created by both the United States and foreign nations. War posters were used as propaganda to sell the war to the American public. The posters generally defined war as a struggle between good and evil, and featured the sale of liberty bonds to protect American democracy. A broad range of topics are represented in the collection, including war bonds, civilian employment, women's service in the military ...


Pete Zidnak Collection Of San Jose State University Sports History, San Jose State University, Special Collections and Archives 2010 San Jose State University

Pete Zidnak Collection Of San Jose State University Sports History, San Jose State University, Special Collections And Archives

Archival Finding Aids

Pete Zidnak Collection of San Jose State University Sports History, 1890-1995, documents the history of athletics at San José State University. The collection consists of two binders that represent the research of Emeritus Business Professor Pete Zidnak. This research includes historical information on the formation of athletics and the emergence of intercollegiate sports competition at SJSU. The bulk of the collection consists of photocopies from archival resources that document the early history of the State Normal School, statistics on student enrollment, tuition costs, information on the athletic logo and school colors, homecoming, parades and rallies, the school band, songs, cheers ...


Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections and Archives 2010 San Jose State University

Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections And Archives

Archival Finding Aids

The Fine Press Promotional Literature Collection, 1979-2010 (bulk 1985-1998) consists of the publicity literature mailed out to advertise fine books printed by Arion Press, The Book Club of California, The Yolla Bolly Press, and other Californian private presses during the late 1980s and the 1990s. The collection also documents, through correspondence, some of the acquisitions from private presses made by San José State University Special Collections during this period. A folder containing private press literature on printings of the work of poet Robinson Jeffers is included. The records consist of mailers, publishing lists, prospectuses, brochures, announcements, broadsides, leaflets, cards, ordering ...


California Stereograph Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections and Archives 2010 San Jose State University

California Stereograph Collection, San Jose State University, Special Collections And Archives

Archival Finding Aids

The California Stereograph Collection consists of seventy-eight cards published by the Keystone View Company, Underwood & Underwood, the Union View Company, and other small publishing houses. Stereograph views were produced in the millions by photographers all over the world. Stereographs provided a very popular entertainment medium predating television and film. The collection represented here documents the natural landscape of California, San Francisco, and Yosemite. The images depicting San Francisco include the 1906 Earthquake, the Cliff House, and Ferry Building. Images of California include Catalina Island, Mount Shasta, various California Missions, including the Mission Santa Barbara, the Mission Hotel in Riverside, Mission ...


San Jose State University Faculty Wives Club Records, San Jose State University, Special Collections and Archives 2010 San Jose State University

San Jose State University Faculty Wives Club Records, San Jose State University, Special Collections And Archives

Archival Finding Aids

The San José State University Faculty Wives Club Records, 1929-1996, document the history of the club over a 60-year period. The collection consists of meeting minutes, financial records, newsletters, and membership rosters. In addition, the collection includes scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, member biographies, photographs, and University Dames Club materials. This collection is arranged into four series: Series I. Administrative Files, 1938-1996; Series II. Subject Files, 1956-1996; Scrapbooks and Publicity Materials, 1929-1991; and Series IV. University Dames Club Materials, 1960-1974.


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