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Reflective Journeys Toward Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Tonia Renee Durden, Diane M. Truscott 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Reflective Journeys Toward Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Tonia Renee Durden, Diane M. Truscott

Faculty Publications from CYFS

In this qualitative case study we used Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory methodologically and theoretically to investigate the reflections of three elementary pre-service teachers as they were learning about teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. Data sources included a questionnaire, interview transcripts, course documents, and individual written records. Cross and within case analyses were conducted using a priori and open coding for all data utilizing the analytic strategy of relying on theoretical propositions. Findings suggested that participants’ reflected beyond the classroom on influences that impact the education of diverse students and there were program specific factors that encouraged critical reflectivity ...


The Structure And Content Of Online Child Exploitation Networks, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake, Martin Bouchard 2010 Simon Fraser University

The Structure And Content Of Online Child Exploitation Networks, Richard Frank, Bryce Westlake, Martin Bouchard

Faculty Publications

The emergence of the Internet has provided people with the ability to find and communicate with others of common interests. Unfortunately, those involved in the practices of child exploitation have also received the same benefits. Although law enforcement continues its efforts to shut down websites dedicated to child exploitation, the problem remains uncurbed. Despite this, law enforcement has yet to examine these websites as a network and determine their structure, stability and susceptibleness to attack. We extract the structure and features of four online child exploitation networks using a custom-written webpage crawler. Social network analysis is then applied with the ...


Toward A More Unified Libertarian Left, William T. Armaline, D Shannon 2010 San Jose State University

Toward A More Unified Libertarian Left, William T. Armaline, D Shannon

Faculty Publications

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Conference Proceedings Of Jitp 2010: The Politics Of Open Source, 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Conference Proceedings Of Jitp 2010: The Politics Of Open Source

The Politics of Open Source

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Oficina De Armonización Del Mercado Interior: La Creación De Un Organismo Público Para El Siglo Xxi, Jane Fountain, Raquel Galindo-Dorado, Jeffrey Rothschild 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Oficina De Armonización Del Mercado Interior: La Creación De Un Organismo Público Para El Siglo Xxi, Jane Fountain, Raquel Galindo-Dorado, Jeffrey Rothschild

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(primer párrafo) En el invierno de 2010, el presidente Wubbo de Boer, en compañía de sus directores de departamento y de su equipo de alta dirección, preparaba las cruciales reuniones del Consejo de Administración y del Comité Presupuestario. La oficina de registro de marcas, dibujos y modelos de la Unión Europea, con sede en Alicante, España, pomposamente denominada Oficina de Armonización del Mercado Interior (Marcas, Dibujos y Modelos) (OAMI), había superado todas las expectativas generadas por la creación de la marca comunitaria (MC) y los dibujos o modelos comunitarios registrados (DMCR). El nuevo organismo también podía jactarse de los impresionantes ...


Effects Of A Shark Repulsion Device On Rocky Reef Fishes: No Shocking Outcomes, Alison Broad, N. A. Knott, X. Turon, Andrew R. Davis 2010 University of Wollongong

Effects Of A Shark Repulsion Device On Rocky Reef Fishes: No Shocking Outcomes, Alison Broad, N. A. Knott, X. Turon, Andrew R. Davis

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Shark repulsion devices (SRDs; e.g. Shark Shield™) use an electric field to deter large and potentially dangerous sharks. The use of these devices is becoming increasingly widespread for a range of recreational activities as well as scientific and commercial diving. We sought to determine if SRDs might modify the behaviour of chondrichthyan and osteichthyan fishes and thereby impact on fish assemblages, as well as potentially bias diver census techniques. To assess the potential impacts of this technology, we attached SRDs to baited remote underwater video (BRUV) units and deployed them on shallow rocky reefs in Jervis Bay Marine Park ...


Panmictic Population Structure In The Migratory Marine Sparid Acanthopagrus Australis Despite Its Close Association With Estuaries, David Roberts, David Ayre 2010 University of Wollongong

Panmictic Population Structure In The Migratory Marine Sparid Acanthopagrus Australis Despite Its Close Association With Estuaries, David Roberts, David Ayre

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Recent studies have revealed surprising levels of genetic structuring within populations of marine species that were previously thought to be widely dispersed. Such subdivision may reflect unexpected physical or biological barriers to dispersal, including philopatric behaviour. Here we investigate the genetic structure of the eastern Australian yellowfin bream Acanthopagrus australis—a widely distributed species that is thought to be highly dispersive but is also known to spawn in close association with estuaries. Our data from surveys of allele frequencies at 6 microsatellite DNA loci for 350 fish revealed high levels of genetic diversity within all sites but no genetic differentiation ...


The Quaternary Organization And Dynamics Of The Molecular Chaperone Hsp26 Are Thermally Regulated, J. L. Benesch, Andrew Aquilina, Andrew Baldwin, Agata Rekas, Florian Stengel, Robyn Lindner, Eman Basha, G. Devlin, J. Horwitz, Elizabeth Vierling, John Carver, C. V. Robinson 2010 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The Quaternary Organization And Dynamics Of The Molecular Chaperone Hsp26 Are Thermally Regulated, J. L. Benesch, Andrew Aquilina, Andrew Baldwin, Agata Rekas, Florian Stengel, Robyn Lindner, Eman Basha, G. Devlin, J. Horwitz, Elizabeth Vierling, John Carver, C. V. Robinson

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The function of ScHSP26 is thermally controlled: the heat shock that causes the destabilization of target proteins leads to its activation as a molecular chaperone. We investigate the structural and dynamical properties of ScHSP26 oligomers through a combination of multiangle light scattering, fluorescence spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. We show that ScHSP26 exists as a heterogeneous oligomeric ensemble at room temperature. At heat-shock temperatures, two shifts in equilibria are observed: toward dissociation and to larger oligomers. We examine the quaternary dynamics of these oligomers by investigating the rate of exchange of subunits between them and find that this not ...


Suitability Of Membrane Bioreactor For Treatment Of Recalcitrant Textile Dye Wastewater Utilising White-Rot Fungi, Faisal I. Hai, Kazuo Yamamoto 2010 University of Wollongong

Suitability Of Membrane Bioreactor For Treatment Of Recalcitrant Textile Dye Wastewater Utilising White-Rot Fungi, Faisal I. Hai, Kazuo Yamamoto

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The performance of a laboratory scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) — utilizing a mixed microbial community dominated by fungi— for treatment of textile dye wastewater was investigated. A synthetic wastewater containing dye, starch (main contributor to total organic carbon, TOC) and other nutrients was used. Preliminary batch tests confirmed the superior decoloration capacity of pure fungus culture (Coriolus versicolor, NBRC 9791) as compared to that of conventional activated sludge. Simultaneous biosorption and biodegradation was evident in case of the fungus, while mainly biosorption was responsible for decoloration by activated sludge. On the other hand, activated sludge demonstrated comparatively faster TOC removal. Interestingly ...


Recalcitrant Industrial Wastewater Treatment By Membrane Bioreactor (Mbr), Faisal I. Hai, Kazuo Yamamoto, Fumiyuki Nakajima, Kensuke Fukushi 2010 University of Wollongong

Recalcitrant Industrial Wastewater Treatment By Membrane Bioreactor (Mbr), Faisal I. Hai, Kazuo Yamamoto, Fumiyuki Nakajima, Kensuke Fukushi

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) process consists of a biological reactor integrated with membranes that combine clarification and filtration of an activated sludge process into a simplified, single step process. The membrane is an absolute barrier to suspended matter and microorganisms and it offers the possibility of operating the system at high mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) concentration. The implication of maintenance of high MLSS are— requirement of a smaller footprint and operation at high solids retention time (SRT) under low F/M ratio, hence, yielding reduced excess sludge. Operating as an MBR allows conventional activated sludge plants to become single step ...


Managing The Matrix: Decadal Responses Of Eucalypt-Dominated Savanna To Ambient Fire Regimes, Jeremy Russell-Smith, O Price, Brett Murphy 2010 Bushfires NT

Managing The Matrix: Decadal Responses Of Eucalypt-Dominated Savanna To Ambient Fire Regimes, Jeremy Russell-Smith, O Price, Brett Murphy

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Much of our understanding of the response of savanna systems to fire disturbance relies on observations derived from manipulative fire plot studies. Equivocal findings from both recent Australian and African savanna fire plot assessments have significant implications for informing conservation management and reliable estimation of biomass stocks and dynamics. Influential northern Australian replicated fire plot studies include the 24-year plot-scale Munmarlary and the five-year catchment-scale Kapalga, mesic savanna ( . 1000 mm/yr of rainfall) experiments in present-day Kakadu National Park. At Munmarlary, under low-to-moderate-intensity fire treatments, woody vegetation dominated by mature eucalypts was found to be structurally stable. At Kapalga, substantial ...


Feeding Biology Of Two Functionally Different Foregut-Fermenting Mammals, The Marsupial Red Kangaroo And The Ruminant Sheep: How Physiological Ecology Can Inform Land Management, Adam Munn, T J. Dawson, S R. McLeod 2010 University of sydne

Feeding Biology Of Two Functionally Different Foregut-Fermenting Mammals, The Marsupial Red Kangaroo And The Ruminant Sheep: How Physiological Ecology Can Inform Land Management, Adam Munn, T J. Dawson, S R. Mcleod

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Fermentative digestion in an expanded foregut region has evolved independently among Australia's marsupial kangaroos as well as among placental ruminants. However, notable differences occur in the form and function of the kangaroo and ruminant forestomachs, the main site of fermentation; kangaroos possess a tubiform forestomach, reminiscent of the horse colon, whereas ruminants possess a large vat-like structure. How these differences in gut form might influence kangaroo and sheep ecologies is uncertain. We compared diet choice, apparent digestibility (dry matter), food intake and grazing behaviour of Australia's largest kangaroo, the red kangaroo Macropus rufus and the ruminant sheep Ovis ...


Charge Transport In Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based On Flame-Made Tio2 Nanoparticles, George Tsekouras, Masanori Miyashita, Yung Kent Kho, Wey Yang Teoh, Attila J. Mozer, Rose Amal, Shogo Mori, Gordon G. Wallace 2010 University of Wollongong

Charge Transport In Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based On Flame-Made Tio2 Nanoparticles, George Tsekouras, Masanori Miyashita, Yung Kent Kho, Wey Yang Teoh, Attila J. Mozer, Rose Amal, Shogo Mori, Gordon G. Wallace

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The fundamental understanding on charge-transport properties of flame-synthesized TiO2 in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is established in this work. By employing a one-step flame spray pyrolysis (FSP), predominantly anatase TiO2 nanoparticles with average nanoparticle sizes between 11 and 36 nm were achieved by varying the rate of combustion enthalpy (through varying liquid precursor feed flow rates) and using either an “openflame” or “enclosed-flame” configuration. Electron diffusion coefficient (D), electron lifetime (τ ), open circuit voltage (Voc ), and capacitance (C) measurements carried out on FSP TiO2 -based DSSCs demonstrated that interband charge trap density decreased with increase in particle size. Compared to ...


Encouraging Sme Ecollaboration - The Role Of The Champion Facilitator, Michael L. Jones, Lois Burgess 2010 University of Wollongong

Encouraging Sme Ecollaboration - The Role Of The Champion Facilitator, Michael L. Jones, Lois Burgess

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Technology has done many things for small businesses. In one sense small business has been harmed through the advance of technology, which, from a competitive perspective, has made the world a much smaller place. To balance this, technology now provides the means for small businesses to collaborate and build complementary skills to provide a better competitive standing in the world market. Electronically enhanced collaboration, or eCollaboration, allows firms to transcend the boundaries of space and time, permitting asynchronous communication and other Information Communication Technology (ICT) enablers. eCollaboration provides participants clear market advantages, not least among these is profit. Gains can ...


Organisational Perspectives On Anti-Doping Work In Sport, Alanah Kazlauskas, Helen M. Hasan 2010 University of Wollongong

Organisational Perspectives On Anti-Doping Work In Sport, Alanah Kazlauskas, Helen M. Hasan

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The diverse challenges associated with anti-doping work in sport can result in multiple, competing viewpoints amongst stakeholder groups working to solve the problem. Coupled with the complexity of the problem itself, this has the potential to generate chaotic or disordered work contexts that impede rather than promote progress towards a solution. A visible lack of progress can be magnified to a public perception of anti-doping work as ineffective. We offer the Cynefin Framework, informed by Complexity Theory, as a novel theoretical and methodological lens for sense-making in the changing global context of anti-doping work. The framework’s applicability at both ...


What Do Managers Do During Major Organisational Change, Michael L. Jones 2010 University of Wollongong

What Do Managers Do During Major Organisational Change, Michael L. Jones

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Management texts have long been prescriptive regarding management practice, recommending managers do this, and managers do that, to ensure greater and greater effectiveness. Only a relatively minor proportion of management researchers have gone into the field to observe just what managers actually do. Change management literature tends to be prescriptive regarding how organisations should manage change, and why some leaders are better than others. There is a relative paucity of empirical information discussing what effective change managers actually do. This paper aims to present empirical data from a longitudinal change management research study to develop an enhanced understanding of what ...


The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-Being And Ethical Orientations In Decision Making: An Empirical Study With Business Executives In Australia, Mario Fernando, Rafi Chowdhury 2010 University of Wollongong

The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-Being And Ethical Orientations In Decision Making: An Empirical Study With Business Executives In Australia, Mario Fernando, Rafi Chowdhury

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

The relationship between spiritual well-being and ethical orientations in decision making is examined through a survey of executives in organizations listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The four domains of spiritual well-being, personal, communal, environmental and transcendental (Fisher, Spiritual health: its nature and place in the school curriculum, PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, 1998; Gomez and Fisher, Pers Individ Differ 35:1975–1991, 2003) are examined in relation to idealism and relativism (Forsyth, J Pers Soc Psychol 39(1):175–184, 1980). Results reveal that spiritual well-being, in particular the communal domain of spiritual well-being, is correlated with and predictive ...


The Efficacy Of Utilising Nvivo For Interview Data From The Electronic Gaming Industry In Two Jurisdictions, June Buchanan, Michael L. Jones 2010 Macquarie University

The Efficacy Of Utilising Nvivo For Interview Data From The Electronic Gaming Industry In Two Jurisdictions, June Buchanan, Michael L. Jones

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Quantitative methodologies have long utilised computer assisted software for data analysis. In more recent times, increasingly sophisticated computer assisted software has been developed to aid in the analysis of qualitative data. This paper discusses the use of one such computer assisted software analysis package – NVivo – in the analysis of interview data obtained from respondents in the Electronic Gaming Machine Industry across two jurisdictions, namely New South Wales, Australia and Nevada, USA . The efficacy of utilising qualitative methods for generating empirical data in social and societal marketing is acknowledged, particularly when very little, if any, primary data exists in the area ...


Resource Price Turbulence And Macroeconomic Adjustment For A Resource Exporter: A Conceptual Framework For Policy Analysis, Grant M. Cox, Charles Harvie 2010 University of Wollongong

Resource Price Turbulence And Macroeconomic Adjustment For A Resource Exporter: A Conceptual Framework For Policy Analysis, Grant M. Cox, Charles Harvie

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Increased global demand for energy and other resources, particularly from the rapidly developing economies of China and India and the opening up of global resource markets to global investors and speculative activity, has resulted in considerable recent turbulence in resource prices. The recent magnitude of change in resource prices, both positive and negative, and their macroeconomic implications is of considerable contemporary importance to both resource importing and exporting economies. For a resource exporting economy, such as that of Australia, the recent resource price boom has resulted in: increased government taxation revenue, increased employment and wages in the resource and resource ...


Local Government Investing: A Form Of Gambling?, Gregory Jones, Graham D. Bowrey 2010 University of Wollongong

Local Government Investing: A Form Of Gambling?, Gregory Jones, Graham D. Bowrey

Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)

Currently in the state of New South Wales (NSW) local government councils have the authority to invest ratepayers‟ money. At the end of 2006-07 financial year local councils in NSW had invested $590 million dollars in structured financial products such as collateralised debt obligations (CDO). Six months later the market value of these investments dropped $200 million to $390 million. In the light of these significant losses the NSW state government commissioned a review of the financial investments of NSW local councils to be undertaken. The Review, Cole Report, published in 2008 found that while acting within the parameters of ...


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