Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Education

The Challenges Of Educating The Adults Of The Middle East And North Africa, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron Jan 2017

The Challenges Of Educating The Adults Of The Middle East And North Africa, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron

Sandra Daffron

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a diverse region with 7.7% of the world's population and 4.3% of the world's GDP (Abed & Davoodi, 2003). The region has approximately 75% of the world's oil supply. In spite of the oil exports, the 21 Arab countries, Afghanistan, Iran, and 2 territories of the region have some of the highest rates of unemployment and poverty in the world. The region also has a significantly large and growing population of children under 14. Couple this with serious environmental issues and there are critical consequences for the future ...


Facilitating A Collaborative Approach To E-Learning For Program Planners, Instructor Training And Technology Leadership, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, Sarah Diruscio, Ed Webster Jan 2017

Facilitating A Collaborative Approach To E-Learning For Program Planners, Instructor Training And Technology Leadership, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron, Sarah Diruscio, Ed Webster

Sandra Daffron

Significant differences in expertise and attitudes towards e-learning technology are not uncommon between those who design the program and maintain the technology (program planners and technicians) and those who use the resources and technology (instructors and trainers). This wide disconnect between the two groups will often result in frustration and a poor quality product. Models of e-learning training and collaboration will be illustrated in three settings: higher education, secondary education, and the corporate level.


The Mena Youth Bulge: Let’S Help Them Save The World, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron Jan 2017

The Mena Youth Bulge: Let’S Help Them Save The World, Sandra Ratcliff Daffron

Sandra Daffron

They are called the “Youth Bulge,” the millions of young adults under 24 years old that make up an average of 50% of the population of the 25 countries and territories of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). They live in massive poverty and inequality that Mandela calls “terrible scourges of our times.” [1] These MENA youth are literate, watch other youth of the world on their cell phones and want what other young people have, a job, a family of their own, a safe place to live and status. The chances of achieving the life they want seem ...