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Solinet, Amigos, Nelinet, Nylink, And Palinet Launch The Network Education Exchange Dec 2005

Solinet, Amigos, Nelinet, Nylink, And Palinet Launch The Network Education Exchange

The Southeastern Librarian

SOLINET, Amigos Library Services, Inc., NELINET, Nylink, and PALINET announce the launch ofthe Network Education Exchange, a cooperative training program that makes selected online courses available to the members of the five networks. The purpose of this new exchange program is to provide their memberships with expanded opportunities to develop skills and knowledge via online training and to provide more cost-effective services by leveraging time and resources among the networks’ staff.


Minerva 2005, The Honors College Dec 2005

Minerva 2005, The Honors College

Minerva

This issue of Minerva includes an article on the development of HON 170: Currents & Contexts; a discussion of the Honors College's "Last Lecture Series;" a reflection on the legacy of former Honors Program Director, Robert Thomson; and an article on the visual art found around the Honors College complex.


1984-2004: Twenty Years Of Adult Literacy Education In South Africa: A Chronicle Of Frustration, Ruth D. Farrar Dec 2005

1984-2004: Twenty Years Of Adult Literacy Education In South Africa: A Chronicle Of Frustration, Ruth D. Farrar

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Who Will Teach The Teachers?: Collaboration Between Liberal Arts And Education In Teacher Training At Bsc, William C. Levin Dec 2005

Who Will Teach The Teachers?: Collaboration Between Liberal Arts And Education In Teacher Training At Bsc, William C. Levin

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


News From Cart, Barbara Bautz, Kelly Donnell Dec 2005

News From Cart, Barbara Bautz, Kelly Donnell

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Editor's Notes And Front Matter, Suzanne Majhanovich Dec 2005

Editor's Notes And Front Matter, Suzanne Majhanovich

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


La Guerre Et Le Génocide De 1994: Impacts Et Nouveaux Espoirs Sur L'Éducation Des Jeunes Filles Au Rwanda, Donatille Mujawamariya, Susan Judith Ship Dec 2005

La Guerre Et Le Génocide De 1994: Impacts Et Nouveaux Espoirs Sur L'Éducation Des Jeunes Filles Au Rwanda, Donatille Mujawamariya, Susan Judith Ship

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

A travers un cadre theorique femme/genre et developpement, les auteures menent une discussion sur la sous-scolarisation des filles au Rwanda. Elles explorent ensuite comment les inegalites de genre interagissent avec des inegalites socioeconomiques et regionales pour entraver l'acces equitable et la participation des filles it l'education formelle au cours des periodes coloniale, apres l'independance et postgenocide. Dans la suite, elles montrent comment les organisations de femmes jouent, actuellement, un role crucial dans la promotion de l'empowerment des filles et l'equite de genre en education a travers la conscientisation a la problematique de genre, des programmes et activites innovateurs.

The authors …


Decolonizing Indigenons Education: Beyond Culturalism: Toward Post-Cultural Strategies, Yatta Kanu Dec 2005

Decolonizing Indigenons Education: Beyond Culturalism: Toward Post-Cultural Strategies, Yatta Kanu

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

As a response to the recent international calls to decolonize the education of Indigenous students and increase school success among them by including indigenous knowledge into school curricula, aspects of Aboriginall cultural knowledge/perspectives were integrated into the Social Studies curriculum in a Canadian inner city school in order to appraise the effect on academic achievement, class attendance and school retention among some Canadian Aboriginal students. Results suggest some optimism about increasing school success among these students by integrating Aboriginal perspectives. Five effective approaches to the integration of Indigenous perspectives into the school curriculum and some critical elements of instruction that …


Privatization Chinese Style: Tuition Reforms In China's Postsecondary Education, Lanlin Zhang Dec 2005

Privatization Chinese Style: Tuition Reforms In China's Postsecondary Education, Lanlin Zhang

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Since the endorsement of a socialist market economy in 1992 in the 14th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, self-financing and fee-charging principles have been widely adopted, and finally legitimized in China's higher education system. However, refonns in China's post secondary education, mainly privatization and tuition fee hikes, have produced some serious controversies and concerns among students, parents, and international education researchers. This article delves into the issues of post secondary education refonn in China and brings into attention problems that occur when policies are institutionalized in a centralized decentralization setting.

Depuis l'adhesion a une economie de marche socialiste …


New Immigrants' Barriers To Participation In Society And The Economy, Atlanta Sloane-Seale Dec 2005

New Immigrants' Barriers To Participation In Society And The Economy, Atlanta Sloane-Seale

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

This paper focuses on the barriers that new immigrants face, in spite of their utilization of the services provided, to their participation and integration into society and the economy in order to better understand the events, factors, and difficulties that have an impact on their economic outcomes. Qualitative methodology and a grounded theory perspective were used to develop themes and patterns from their stories. An inclusive, multidimensional framework, including institutional, structural, situational, dispositional, informational, and self-determination factors for thinking about their participation and integration into society and the knowledge economy related to employment and education has emerged from this study. …


Book Reviews Dec 2005

Book Reviews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Cie Journal/Revue Eci 34(1) & 34(2) Referees/Critiques Dec 2005

Cie Journal/Revue Eci 34(1) & 34(2) Referees/Critiques

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


Recherche Comparée Sur La Prise De Parole De Certains Élèves Du Préscolaire Au Primaire En Français Langue Maternelle En France Et Au Québec, Lizanne Lafontaine, Catherine Le Cunff Dec 2005

Recherche Comparée Sur La Prise De Parole De Certains Élèves Du Préscolaire Au Primaire En Français Langue Maternelle En France Et Au Québec, Lizanne Lafontaine, Catherine Le Cunff

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Cette recherche franco-quebecoise vise a valider ou a corriger des situations et des demarches isolees en enseignement de l'oral qui n'ont pu faire l'objet d'une experimentation suffisamment large. Nous poursuivons l'objectif general suivant: mieux connattre les representations de certains enseignants quebecois et francais concemant l'oral et sa place dans les apprentissages comme dans la socialisation au sein de la classe quand ils mettent en place des situations innovantes du prescolaire au secondaire. Nous expliquons les differences methodologiques entre les deux pays qui nous ont quand meme permis d'etablir des convergences ainsi que des divergences importantes entre les divers ordres d'enseignement. …


Parents’ Perceptions Of The Rural School Bus Ride, Rob Ramage, Aimee Howley Nov 2005

Parents’ Perceptions Of The Rural School Bus Ride, Rob Ramage, Aimee Howley

The Rural Educator

This article reports findings from a study of the perceptions of parents about the experience of long bus rides on their children. Twenty-six parents, whose homes were located on the longest bus route in a rural Midwestern school district, provided interviews regarding the experiences of a total of 37 students. In the analysis of the interview data, three themes emerged: (1) atmosphere on the bus, (2) length of the bus ride, and (3) safety. Notably parents expressed concerns about the fact that long bus rides exposed their young children to the unsuitable language and behavior of older students.Support for this …


If You Are Poor, It Is Better To Be Rural: A Study Of Mathematics Achievement In Tennessee, Theresa M. Hopkins Nov 2005

If You Are Poor, It Is Better To Be Rural: A Study Of Mathematics Achievement In Tennessee, Theresa M. Hopkins

The Rural Educator

Part of a larger research project involving the study of mathematics achievement of middle and high school students in Tennessee, this report analyzes said achievement in terms of school locale and the percentage of disadvantaged (pdisadv) students enrolled in the school. Schools were designated as Rural, Large Central City, and Other Nonrural. Socioeconomic Status (SES) was determined by the percentage of students receiving federally subsidized free and reduced lunch. Schools were then placed into one of three economic categories: Low to moderate pdisadv (less than 50 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch), High pdisadv (50-74.99 percent), or Highest …


Case Study: Attitudes Of Rural High School Students And Teachers Regarding Inclusion, Christina Short, Barbara N. Martin Nov 2005

Case Study: Attitudes Of Rural High School Students And Teachers Regarding Inclusion, Christina Short, Barbara N. Martin

The Rural Educator

This case study was intended to explore the premise that the perceptions of the stakeholders regarding inclusion should enhance the implementation of the process in a k-12 rural setting. Therefore, rural high school students’ and rural general education and special education teachers’ perceptions of inclusion provided the primary focus of this case study. Data analysis identified that while overall general education teachers supported the idea of inclusion they did not believe that they were trained. Additionally, the students supported the concept of inclusion when they were allowed choice in which classroom they were placed and if the teacher allowed choice …


Lifelong Learning In The County: A Context Of Nature, Community, And Simplicity, Donald N. Roberson Jr. Nov 2005

Lifelong Learning In The County: A Context Of Nature, Community, And Simplicity, Donald N. Roberson Jr.

The Rural Educator

The purpose of this study was to understand more about the impact of living in a rural area on personal learning with older adults. This is important to consider because of the higher concentration of older adults in rural areas. This qualitative research was based on twenty interviews with older adults. All of the participants lived in the same rural county in south Georgia (USA). One of the results from this research was the positive description of living in a rural area. Despite literature that often describes rural areas in a negative light; all of the participants spoke about the …


Middle Level Education In Rural Communities: Implications For School Leaders, Douglas D. Thomas Nov 2005

Middle Level Education In Rural Communities: Implications For School Leaders, Douglas D. Thomas

The Rural Educator

Middle level teachers and administrators working in small or rural schools often face unique obstacles in implementing recommended middle level practices. From sharing staff and schedules with other school sites, to inappropriate instructional techniques, to a general lack of understanding of the middle level philosophy, these obstacles can be a source of frustration for school leaders and hinder school improvement initiatives. A better understanding of these issues and the discussion of potential solutions will benefit teachers, administrators, and policy makers in improving middle level education in rural communities. By building on the positive characteristics found in rural and smaller schools, …


Five Roles I Play In Online Courses, Scot Headley Nov 2005

Five Roles I Play In Online Courses, Scot Headley

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Book Talk: Continuing To Rouse Minds And Hearts To Life, Cheri F. Triplett, Alisa Buchanan Nov 2005

Book Talk: Continuing To Rouse Minds And Hearts To Life, Cheri F. Triplett, Alisa Buchanan

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

During the spring of 2004, we conducted research exploring the emotions of struggling readers. Specifically we were interested in finding out how school contexts, curriculum, and relationships influence students' experiences of struggle. Students in this study were 14 first, second, and third graders identified for reading intervention at their school. As we analyzed data sources, including field notes, interviews with students and teachers, we concluded that the literacy activities that engaged these students cognitively, motivationally, and emotionally were the book discussions that took place in their reading classroom. However, book discussions were not a part of reading instruction in their …


Reading Horizons Vol. 46 No. 2 Nov 2005

Reading Horizons Vol. 46 No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete Reading Horizons volume 46 issue number 2.


From Silence To A Whisper To Active Participation: Using Literature Circles With Ell Students, Catherine Carrison, Gisela Ernst-Slavit Nov 2005

From Silence To A Whisper To Active Participation: Using Literature Circles With Ell Students, Catherine Carrison, Gisela Ernst-Slavit

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article discusses benefits of using literature circles with ELL students to strengthen literacy skills and student confidence. Highlighting one teacher's implementation of literature circles, the authors present a candid examination of areas of initial weakness and describe strategies used for improvements in subsequent "rounds." A discussion of specific student growth in oral communication, attitude toward reading and improved reading comprehension is included as well as lists of resources and strategies supporting effective literature circles.


In-Service Teachers And Computer Mediated Discussions: Range And Purposes Of Reflection, Gaoyin Qian, Liqing Tao Nov 2005

In-Service Teachers And Computer Mediated Discussions: Range And Purposes Of Reflection, Gaoyin Qian, Liqing Tao

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand discourse types (i.e., factual, prudential, and justificatory) of in-service teachers in the graduate program in literacy education when they engaged in Computer Mediated Discussion (CMD). This study also sought to uncover the kind of support that CID provided, and to identify their attitudes towards and feelings about such forms of discussion based on their online journal entries and responses to a questionnaire. Fourteen graduate students participated in a weekly reflection for 10 weeks on the readings and on the literacy development of the children they selected for case study. Results indicated …


Videoconferencing K-12: The State Of The Art, Scott Merrick Nov 2005

Videoconferencing K-12: The State Of The Art, Scott Merrick

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Barriers Of Time And Space: More Effective Teaching Using E-Pedagogy, Peshe Kuriloff Nov 2005

Breaking The Barriers Of Time And Space: More Effective Teaching Using E-Pedagogy, Peshe Kuriloff

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


The Davideon Project: Capitalizing The Possibilities Of Streaming Video As Flexible Learning Objects For The Humanities , Andra Rosendaal, Johan Oomen Nov 2005

The Davideon Project: Capitalizing The Possibilities Of Streaming Video As Flexible Learning Objects For The Humanities , Andra Rosendaal, Johan Oomen

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Places To Go: Robin Good's Master New Media, Stephen Downes Nov 2005

Places To Go: Robin Good's Master New Media, Stephen Downes

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Preparing Academic Staff For E-Learning At The University Of Botswana, Dianne Thurab-Nkhosi, Marilyn Lee, Daniela Gachago Nov 2005

Preparing Academic Staff For E-Learning At The University Of Botswana, Dianne Thurab-Nkhosi, Marilyn Lee, Daniela Gachago

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Innovative Teaching: Sharing Expertise Through Videoconferencing, Michael Luck, Gerard Michael Laurence Nov 2005

Innovative Teaching: Sharing Expertise Through Videoconferencing, Michael Luck, Gerard Michael Laurence

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Digital Democracy In Higher Education: Bridging The Digital Divide, Susana Jiniu Nov 2005

Digital Democracy In Higher Education: Bridging The Digital Divide, Susana Jiniu

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.