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Finding Correlations Among Academic Performance, Demographic Influences And Clinical Competency Utilizing Predictive Variables In An Associate Degree Nursing Program, Rebecca Montz, Brett Welch, Neil Faulk, Clementine Msengi 2022 Lamar University

Finding Correlations Among Academic Performance, Demographic Influences And Clinical Competency Utilizing Predictive Variables In An Associate Degree Nursing Program, Rebecca Montz, Brett Welch, Neil Faulk, Clementine Msengi

Journal of Research Initiatives

A nonexperimental, quantitative, correlation study was utilized as the research design to explore the relationship between multiple academic and demographic variables on the final clinical assessment score and Health Education Systems, Inc., (HESI) Exit Exam (E2) score from a South Texas ADN program. The research was conducted to address the nursing workforce shortage and effective ways to predict academic and clinical achievements for associate degree nursing (ADN) programs. The academic variables for the research consisted of preadmission grade point average (GPA) and Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) I prerequisite GPA. Age and gender were used as the demographic variables ...


Family Communication And Engagement With Digital Technology: Approaches And Strategies, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones 2022 Abilene Christian University

Family Communication And Engagement With Digital Technology: Approaches And Strategies, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article discusses family engagement with digital technology in inclusive education focusing on the development of caring relationships, diversity of communication skills within family and educational communities, the integration of the classroom and home, and being a media mentor to families. It reviews research related to family engagement with media technology and seeks to provide a flexible guide which may be adapted to diverse environments to assist in developing technology-infused family engagement and communication strategies. The educational practices discussed consider the importance of the family in the technology hybridized classroom and consider socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and human diversity as factors ...


Developmental College Education Courses And Programs: A Review Of The Literature, Charletta H. Barringer-Brown, Patricia A. Lynch 2022 Virginia State University

Developmental College Education Courses And Programs: A Review Of The Literature, Charletta H. Barringer-Brown, Patricia A. Lynch

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study presents a review of the current literature on best practices in developmental education with regards to program structure and student placement procedures. Each academic year, millions of students decide to pursue post-secondary education. These students choose to pursue a college degree or the credentials necessary to improve their standard of living. It has been noted that many of these students are considered as being underprepared for college-level coursework and placed into developmental or remedial education. Among first-year undergraduates in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year, approximately 40 percent reported they had enrolled in at least one ...


Obstacles Women And Historically Marginalized Racial And Ethnic Groups (Hmreg) Face In The Computer Science Field, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones 2022 Abilene Christian University

Obstacles Women And Historically Marginalized Racial And Ethnic Groups (Hmreg) Face In The Computer Science Field, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article approaches the problem of underrepresentation of women and marginalized ethnic groups in the computer science fields from a developmental learning perspective. It proposes that systemic social barriers need to be addressed to overcome the bias toward women in the technological fields. The article surmises that even though stereotypes have changed in the past few decades, Gender Socialization which begins at birth and intensifies through adolescence contributes to inequalities of education, employment, and empowerment in adult life. It suggests that changing the educational paradigm beginning in early education, may result in more inclusive diverse perspectives, increase representation of women ...


English Teachers' Opinions On Challenges Face In Teaching English As Foreign Language: The Case Of Jalalabad Selected Secondary Schools, Fahim Rahimi, Hangama Samadi 2022 Nangarahr University

English Teachers' Opinions On Challenges Face In Teaching English As Foreign Language: The Case Of Jalalabad Selected Secondary Schools, Fahim Rahimi, Hangama Samadi

Journal of Research Initiatives

One important goal of teaching is to achieve learning outcomes. It has been observed in universities that many students have different levels of English language proficiency. However, they study in the same English courses at the school level. The main objective of this study is to learn the challenges that exist in teaching the English language as a foreign language in secondary schools that affect the English proficiency of students. In addition, ways in which these challenges will be overcome is reviewed. The data collection tools were questionnaires and semi-structured interviews to collect data from English language teachers in selected ...


Esl Teachers And School Leaders Perspectives: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy In Elementary And Middle Grades Social Studies, Matthew John Wynne, Landon Hadley 2022 Fayetteville State University

Esl Teachers And School Leaders Perspectives: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy In Elementary And Middle Grades Social Studies, Matthew John Wynne, Landon Hadley

Journal of Research Initiatives

The American public education system is undergoing significant changes. This is in regard to what students should be learning and how teachers should deliver quality instruction. English language learners (ELLs) are a group that demands time, attention, and special consideration. This is due to their increasing population in public schools and their low academic performance when compared to their native English-speaking students (Samson & Collins, 2012). English language learners are one of the fastest-growing student populations in the United States, with over 4.6 million students as of 2015 (McFarland et al., 2017). This qualitative study with a narrative inquiry approach ...


A Case Study Of Afghan Foreign Language (Fl) Teachers' Attitudes Towards Literature As A Method Of Teaching, Omid Wali, Kishwar Zafir 2022 Aligarh Muslim University, India

A Case Study Of Afghan Foreign Language (Fl) Teachers' Attitudes Towards Literature As A Method Of Teaching, Omid Wali, Kishwar Zafir

Journal of Research Initiatives

For the last two decades, teaching foreign languages through literature has been advocated as an effective method and trend. Literature also plays a vital role in the language curriculum and teaching. Many instructors believe in using literature as a remarkable strategy for teaching foreign languages effectively. However, many others argue why and how literature should be embodied in the language curriculum. Teachers' attitudes toward literature as a fundamental tool for teaching the four integrated language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are inconsistent. Therefore, the study aims to survey the perceptions and attitudes of Afghan foreign language teachers towards literature ...


Managing Mental Health Risks On Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: A Faculty Development Approach, Katherine A. Hoffswell 2022 Grand Valley State University

Managing Mental Health Risks On Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: A Faculty Development Approach, Katherine A. Hoffswell

Culminating Experience Projects

Over the past several decades, the increase in college students participating in study abroad programming has coincided with the increase in students reporting issues with their mental health. Faculty directors who lead short-term study abroad trips are responsible for creating a safe environment that supports student health, wellbeing, and learning while abroad. However, literature suggests that many faculty directors feel unprepared to address issues with student mental health as they facilitate their programs. This project seeks to improve faculty director competency and confidence regarding mental health risk management abroad through the creation and implementation of a virtual professional development series ...


Improving Career Readiness And Employability Of College Graduates, Megan Packer 2022 Grand Valley State University

Improving Career Readiness And Employability Of College Graduates, Megan Packer

Culminating Experience Projects

Research shows that current college graduates are lacking in skills related to career readiness and employability upon graduation. Due to this, college students are entering the workforce and are landing in jobs that either do not require a college degree or are not the role that they hoped for upon graduation. In relation, career development as a whole is lacking in the college experience. This project will discuss the current state of employability and career readiness of college graduates. It will dive into potential methods and strategies for improving career readiness and career development of college students within higher education ...


The Importance Of Academic Advising: The Good, The Bad, & The Influence, Sierra N. Smith 2022 Arkansas Tech University

The Importance Of Academic Advising: The Good, The Bad, & The Influence, Sierra N. Smith

ATU Research Symposium

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between inadequate academic advising and its effects on graduation rates, retention, and students’ academic performance. Mixed technology will be used to conduct a thorough investigation. Interviews of graduate students from a Student Affairs department at an east south-central 4-year institution will be used for the qualitative aspect of this study. The participants will discuss the advising encounters they shared with their undergraduate academic advisor(s). The quantitative element will consist of an online survey using a Likert scale to answer a series of questions regarding academic advising experiences. Knowing this ...


Housewives To Heroines: Continuing Education For Women At The University Of Kentucky, 1964-1988, Allison L. Elliott 2022 University of Kentucky

Housewives To Heroines: Continuing Education For Women At The University Of Kentucky, 1964-1988, Allison L. Elliott

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Beginning in the early 1960s, the movement for the continuing education for women (CEW) brought together a seemingly unlikely alliance of American activists, educators, philanthropists, and government agencies. Fueled by philanthropic funds, accelerated by the quest for “womanpower” to bolster national defense, and aligned with regional workforce needs as well as the personal goals of individual women, CEW programs pioneered new models of academic advising and student support that continue to influence higher education practitioners today. By studying the experiences of both administrators and students involved with CEW at the University of Kentucky, this study sheds light on how one ...


Human Flourishing And Adult Education, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Michael Kroth, Carol Rogers-Shaw 2022 University of Idaho

Human Flourishing And Adult Education, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Michael Kroth, Carol Rogers-Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

Human flourishing, a goal of adult education, is grounded in a capabilities approach and focuses on community and justice based endeavors that generate meaning and contribute to well-being.


Preliminary Analysis: Is There Enough Definitional Clarity Of Food Literacy For Food Security?, Sneha Roy, Jeffrey Zacharakis 2022 Kansas State University

Preliminary Analysis: Is There Enough Definitional Clarity Of Food Literacy For Food Security?, Sneha Roy, Jeffrey Zacharakis

Adult Education Research Conference

We conducted a systematic review of the literature (2001 - 2021) to investigate the definitional clarity of food literacy for food security among adults. Our findings suggest the need for a more precise definition of food literacy.


Towards Discovering New Identity: Transformative Learning Experience As An International Student In Thailand, Somanita Kheang 2022 North Carolina State University

Towards Discovering New Identity: Transformative Learning Experience As An International Student In Thailand, Somanita Kheang

Adult Education Research Conference

This article explores the journey of my studying abroad in Thailand that contributes to my identity changes, including personal and professional development.


Conceptualizing An Abundance Mentality And Its Relationship To Lifelong Learning, Human Flourishing, And Profound Learning, Ali Threet, Michael Kroth, Davin J. Carr-Chellman 2022 University of Idaho

Conceptualizing An Abundance Mentality And Its Relationship To Lifelong Learning, Human Flourishing, And Profound Learning, Ali Threet, Michael Kroth, Davin J. Carr-Chellman

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this exploratory literature review is to describe and continue to develop the concept of an abundance mentality and how it relates to lifelong learning, human flourishing, and profound learning.


Re-Conceptualizing Ethical Practices In Adult Education In Contemporary Society Using An Ethics-Centered Practice, Mitsunori Misawa, Patricia J. Higgins 2022 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Re-Conceptualizing Ethical Practices In Adult Education In Contemporary Society Using An Ethics-Centered Practice, Mitsunori Misawa, Patricia J. Higgins

Adult Education Research Conference

This presentation will focus on re-conceptualizing and exploring ethical practices in adult education from the previous literature on ethics and developing an ethics-centered practice for modern adult education.


Counternarratives For Racial Justice: Confronting Institutionalized Racism In Higher Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Jaye Jones 2022 Empire State College

Counternarratives For Racial Justice: Confronting Institutionalized Racism In Higher Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Jaye Jones

Adult Education Research Conference

This research highlights findings from a recently published book documenting the lived experiences and struggles of racialized faculty at predominantly white institutions (PWI) within North America.


A Decade Of Prior Learning Assessment: A Systematic Review Of Global Literature, Carrie J. Boden, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Todd Sherron 2022 Texas State University

A Decade Of Prior Learning Assessment: A Systematic Review Of Global Literature, Carrie J. Boden, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Todd Sherron

Adult Education Research Conference

Prior learning assessment (PLA) offers a powerful tool to adult learners. The purpose of this review was to systematically examine the global academic literature related to PLA over a decade.


Reconsidering Culture In Research: Attracting And Retaining Culturally Diverse Research Participants, Cheri L. Hatcher 2022 Texas State University - San Marcos

Reconsidering Culture In Research: Attracting And Retaining Culturally Diverse Research Participants, Cheri L. Hatcher

Adult Education Research Conference

The U.S. Census projects that by 2060, minorities will comprise 60 percent of the population, presenting challenges to researchers using human subjects with widening cultural, gender, identity, and disability characteristics.


Adults With Learning Disabilities, Sami El Ahmadie 2022 Texas A&M University

Adults With Learning Disabilities, Sami El Ahmadie

Adult Education Research Conference

In this literature review, I seek to shed light on the struggles faced by adults with learning disabilities in two particular areas: Employment and Stigma.


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