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Research To Practice: Vocational Rehabilitation Services Received By Youth With Autism: Are They Associated With An Employment Outcome?, Jaime Lugas, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Frank A. Smith Dec 2010

Research To Practice: Vocational Rehabilitation Services Received By Youth With Autism: Are They Associated With An Employment Outcome?, Jaime Lugas, Jaimie Ciulla Timmons, Frank A. Smith

Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion

While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all vocational rehabilitation (VR) closures, the number who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see Institute for Community Inclusion Data Note 26). As increasing numbers of youth with autism are accessing VR services, it is important to understand how they are using these services and the relationship of these services to outcomes and costs.


Space And Power In The Ivory Tower: Decision Making In Public Higher Education, Sandra Mccoskrie Blanchette Dec 2010

Space And Power In The Ivory Tower: Decision Making In Public Higher Education, Sandra Mccoskrie Blanchette

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

The challenges of managing physical space in public higher education are often left unspoken and under researched. In this multiple case study of three urban universities, decision-making processes are examined with particular attention to who has institutional decision-making authority. Effective and efficient space management is important because the use of space on campus can contribute to research and practice by promoting innovation and collaboration or can isolate individuals and departments in silos. This study identifies three distinct challenges related to space management on campus: the quality of space, the location of space, and the quantity of space. The research findings …


Nerche Bulletin, Volume 6, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 2010

Nerche Bulletin, Volume 6, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston

NERCHE Bulletin

No abstract provided.


Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford Nov 2010

Facing Up: Managing Diversity In Challenging Times, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Paige Ransford

Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy

Since its launch in 2008, Commonwealth Compact has grown steadily, employing several strategies to promote diversity statewide. The Benchmarks initiative has collected data, analyzed in this report, on a significant portion of the state workforce. Guided by Stephen Crosby, dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, Commonwealth Compact has conducted newsmaking surveys of public opinion and of boards of directors statewide. In addition, it has convened ongoing coalitions with its higher education partners, and established a collaborative of local business schools aimed specifically at increasing faculty diversity. The Compact has sponsored or co-sponsored …


Educational Outcomes Of English Language Learners In Massachusetts: A Focus On Latino/A Students, Faye Karp, Miren Uriarte Sep 2010

Educational Outcomes Of English Language Learners In Massachusetts: A Focus On Latino/A Students, Faye Karp, Miren Uriarte

Gastón Institute Publications

This report analyzes trends in enrollment and outcomes for English Language Learner stu- dents (ELLs), a growing population in Massachusetts, in the post–Question 2 policy envi- ronment. Where possible, the report presents data on Latino students of Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Few LEP students, and few of the native Spanish speakers among them, reach the highest level of English language proficiency as measured by the Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment (MEPA).Though some improvements have been seen in terms of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) performance and graduation rates, the rates remain low and the persistence of large gaps between LEPs and …


The State Of Latinos And Education In Massachusetts: 2010, Billie Gastic, Melissa Colón, Andrew Flannery Aguilar Sep 2010

The State Of Latinos And Education In Massachusetts: 2010, Billie Gastic, Melissa Colón, Andrew Flannery Aguilar

Gastón Institute Publications

Schools are critical public institutions for Latino youth in the Commonwealth, who make up 15% of the public school enrollment in the state. Sadly, despite leading the nation in student achievement, Massachusetts is still leaving its Latino students behind. This is evident from several indicators of Latino students’ academic success. School attendance is a significant concern since Latino students lose an average of more than two and a half weeks of school each year due to absences. Latino students are also frequently disciplined for behavioral is- sues at school. Latinos account for 23% of the incidents that result in disciplinary …


Applying Critical And Creative Thinking In Teaching Buddhism, Doan Van Thua Aug 2010

Applying Critical And Creative Thinking In Teaching Buddhism, Doan Van Thua

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This synthesis describes my journey preparing myself for teaching Buddhism in a way that moves beyond traditional approaches of transmitting information to students. I describe learning, teaching activities, tools, and methodologies using critical and creative thinking that can be applicable to Buddhist education. I describe some changes towards more interactive modes of teaching and progress in teaching I have made so far in my teaching Sunday school for children, in public teaching, and in giving instruction to Buddhist groups. Some further expectations and some defects in my teaching that need improvement are noted. A Buddhist is not a blind follower, …


Urban Partnerships For Educational Equity And Successful Educational Transitions., Felicia Wilczenski, Amy Cook, Katie Gray, Robert Gracia, Natalie Coady, Kennan Daniel Jul 2010

Urban Partnerships For Educational Equity And Successful Educational Transitions., Felicia Wilczenski, Amy Cook, Katie Gray, Robert Gracia, Natalie Coady, Kennan Daniel

Counseling and School Psychology Faculty Publication Series

School counseling graduate students provide assistance to inner city middle and high school students to prepare them for post-secondary educational options.


Navigating The Complexities In Teaching, Marie Levey-Pabst May 2010

Navigating The Complexities In Teaching, Marie Levey-Pabst

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

As a student in the Critical and Creative Thinking Program I have learned about ways of thinking that have greatly impacted how I teach my high school students as well as how I think about my own teaching. Over the past year I have sought out teachers to interview to help me expand my understanding about how teachers make thoughtful decisions given the complex realities they face. Through analyzing these teachers' reflections on their thoughts and experiences I have discovered ways of opening my own thinking as well as patterns in productive teacher thinking that could help many other teachers …


Changing My Perspective On Intelligence, Kristin E. Capezio May 2010

Changing My Perspective On Intelligence, Kristin E. Capezio

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper originates from a deep desire to understand how historic values of intelligence have led to our modern-day conceptions of intelligence. After only five years of teaching, I was drawn to this topic as I felt it was connected to the service I provide my students and the community in a position as a lead teacher, program coordinator and teacher's aide. The question of the nature of intelligence and aptitude greatly impacts the feedback we offer students, intended for their intellectual growth and academic development. I attempt to distinguish myths from realities about how intelligence evolves and is measured, …


Chapter Four: Parenting An Emerging Adult - 101, Varda Konstam Jan 2010

Chapter Four: Parenting An Emerging Adult - 101, Varda Konstam

Varda Konstam

Parents of emerging adults are exploring terra incognito. It’s not that there are no rules; it’s that the rules are obsolete. They no longer fit today’s realities. For reasons we’ve discussed (and for others that we will discuss), it’s just not as easy for emerging adults today to jump into the river of adulthood as it was for previous generations. That means parents are likely to remain active parents for longer than ever before. And most of us are pretty clueless about how to make it work. Anxiety is inevitable given the lack of guidance and certainty. However, we can …


Understanding Educational Leadership In Northwest China, Matthew Militello, Joseph B. Berger Jan 2010

Understanding Educational Leadership In Northwest China, Matthew Militello, Joseph B. Berger

Joseph B. Berger

The purpose of this study is to develop greater depth of understanding regarding educational leadership development in the five northwestern provinces (Shaanxi, Yinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, and Ningxia) of the People's Republic of China. The researchers used a mixed method approach of surveys and focused group interviews to gather data regarding the current state of educational leadership training in this under-developed region of China. Findings indicate that most of the educational leaders included in this study have limited teaching experience and relatively low levels of formal education and few, if any, opportunities for training and professional development. However, the participants express …


Think College: A Snapshot Of Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities Across The United States, Meg Grigal, Cate Weir, Debra Hart Jan 2010

Think College: A Snapshot Of Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities Across The United States, Meg Grigal, Cate Weir, Debra Hart

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This 2010 Fast Fact presents the results of a survey of postsecondary education programs on what services are offered for students with intellectual disability. Details on admission, courses and programming, housing, and more are presented.


Employment Activities And Outcomes Of College-Based Transition Programs For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Amy Dwyre, Meg Grigal Jan 2010

Employment Activities And Outcomes Of College-Based Transition Programs For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Amy Dwyre, Meg Grigal

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

Think College Insight Brief #3 reports findings of a 5 year research and technical assistance grant related to the paid employment outcomes of students who attended dual enrollment postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities on college campuses in Maryland and Connecticut.


Think College: A Snapshot Of Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities Across The United States, Meg Grigal, Cate Weir, Debra Hart Jan 2010

Think College: A Snapshot Of Postsecondary Education For Students With Intellectual Disabilities Across The United States, Meg Grigal, Cate Weir, Debra Hart

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This 2010 Fast Fact presents the results of a survey of postsecondary education programs on what services are offered for students with intellectual disability. Details on admission, courses and programming, housing, and more are presented.


What's The Point? A Reflection About The Purpose And Outcomes Of College For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Meg Grigal, Debra Hart Jan 2010

What's The Point? A Reflection About The Purpose And Outcomes Of College For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Meg Grigal, Debra Hart

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This Think College Insight Brief discusses the philosophy behind offering postsecondary education opportunities to students with intellectual disabilities.


What's The Point? A Reflection About The Purpose And Outcomes Of College For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Meg Grigal, Debra Hart Jan 2010

What's The Point? A Reflection About The Purpose And Outcomes Of College For Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Meg Grigal, Debra Hart

All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications

This Think College Insight Brief discusses the philosophy behind offering postsecondary education opportunities to students with intellectual disabilities.