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The Determinants Of Student Achievement And High School Completion In Michigan, Cleo Michele Moody 2010 Wayne State University

The Determinants Of Student Achievement And High School Completion In Michigan, Cleo Michele Moody

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

By

Cleo M. Moody

December 2010

Advisor: Dr. Michael Addonizio

Major: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Degree: Doctor of Education

Policy and practice regarding in-grade level retention and their effects on high school graduation rates and successful student academic outcomes have currently assumed great importance in the education reform debate. Further, the effectiveness of our public schools and the achievement of our students have implications that can affect individuals and the communities in which they live. Now, more than ever, individual economic success and economic growth depend crucially on academic achievement and human capital. The purpose of this research …


Doing Ethnography In An Urban Hospital Emergency Department Setting: Understanding How Culture Was Related To Emergency Physician Habitus, Renady Hightower 2010 Wayne State University

Doing Ethnography In An Urban Hospital Emergency Department Setting: Understanding How Culture Was Related To Emergency Physician Habitus, Renady Hightower

Wayne State University Dissertations

This hospital ethnography focused on the relationship between culture and emergency physician habitus. The habitus of these physicians was defined as those routine, patterned forms of behaviors and practices performed by the physicians while in the emergency department and while interacting with the patient during the physician-patient interaction. Pierre Bourdieu's practice theory was used to address how culture was related to the habitus of the emergency physician. The researcher found that culture was not only related to the habitus of these physicians, but it reproduced, and at times created, aspects of the habitus through the practices performed while in the …


Risk Factors For Poor Attendance In A Family-Based Pediatric Obesity Intervention Program For Young Children, Natalie A. Williams, Mace Coday, Grant Somes, Frances A. Tylavsky, Phyllis A. Richey, Marion E. Hare 2010 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Risk Factors For Poor Attendance In A Family-Based Pediatric Obesity Intervention Program For Young Children, Natalie A. Williams, Mace Coday, Grant Somes, Frances A. Tylavsky, Phyllis A. Richey, Marion E. Hare

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Objective—This study examined the role of demographic characteristics, psychological factors, and family functioning on attendance in a randomized controlled trial of a family-based pediatric obesity program.

Method—Participants included 155 children between the ages of 4 and 7 years (M age = 5.77, 57.4% female, 73.6% African-American, M BMI = 25.5) and their primary caregivers who were randomized to the treatment group. Three groups of participants were created based on their patterns of attendance during the program: 1) noncompleters, 2) partial completers, and 3) completers.

Results—Results indicated no differences among the attendance groups in child gender, child BMI, …


Exiting Prostitution: An Integrated Model, Lynda M. Baker, Rochelle L. Dalla, Celia Williamson 2010 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Exiting Prostitution: An Integrated Model, Lynda M. Baker, Rochelle L. Dalla, Celia Williamson

Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Exiting street-level prostitution is a complex, convoluted process. Few studies have described this process within any formal conceptual framework. This article reviews two general models and two prostitution-specific models and their applicability to the exiting process. Barriers encountered as women attempt to leave the streets are identified. Based on the four models, the barriers, the prostitution literature, and the authors’ experience with prostituted women, a new integrated six-stage model that is comprehensive in scope and sensitive to women’s attempts to exit prostitution is offered as a foundation for continued research on the process of women leaving the streets.


Sisters And Mothers, Sarah Smith 2010 University of South Florida

Sisters And Mothers, Sarah Smith

Society for Advancement of Poynter Library

First place fiction winner in 2010.


Fiction And Poetry Contest Announcement For 2010, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library., Society for Advancement of Poynter Library. 2010 University of South Florida

Fiction And Poetry Contest Announcement For 2010, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library., Society For Advancement Of Poynter Library.

Society for Advancement of Poynter Library

No abstract provided.


Doll, Jennifer Shear 2010 University of South Florida

Doll, Jennifer Shear

Society for Advancement of Poynter Library

Second place fiction contest winner in 2010.


Programme Of Strategic Cooperation Between Irish Aid And Higher Education, Research And Non-Governmental Institutions, James Loughman 2010 Technological University Dublin

Programme Of Strategic Cooperation Between Irish Aid And Higher Education, Research And Non-Governmental Institutions, James Loughman

Conference Papers

BACKGROUND It is increasingly recognised that a well-functioning higher education system is a necessary condition for economic and social development. The sector however needs to considerably strengthen its capacity to make an effective contribution to poverty reduction. The Irish Aid funded Programme of Strategic cooperation is designed to facilitate the systematic integration and expansion of education and research institute engagement in development cooperation. OBJECTIVES This ambitious North-South programme aims to achieve capacity strengthening, through a medium term effort to invest in people, systems and knowledge building. The longer term consolidation of this collaboration aims to foster academic and non-academic leadership …


Structuring International Institutions For The Efficient Provisioning Of Global Security, Rupayan Gupta 2010 Roger Williams University

Structuring International Institutions For The Efficient Provisioning Of Global Security, Rupayan Gupta

Business Faculty Publications

This paper analyzes the issue of security provision by an alliance against the threat of a rogue nation. Proactive security effort by an alliance member is assumed to be non-rival and non-excludable, so the results of the effort jointly accrue to every other member. This effort has both positive and negative effects, as security measures mitigate the threat, but also involve loss of commercial benefits, collateral damages, and infringement on human rights. In this paper I suggest an institutional structure for the alliance which would lead to the achievement of the efficient level of world security through multilateral participation.


Learning Statistics Using Concept Maps: Effects On Anxiety And Performance, Patrick Francis Cravalho 2010 San Jose State University

Learning Statistics Using Concept Maps: Effects On Anxiety And Performance, Patrick Francis Cravalho

Master's Theses

The aim of this thesis was to study the use of concept mapping in an

undergraduate statistics course in order to examine the effects on statistics anxiety and

academic performance by means of a two-group quasi-experimental design. Two

undergraduate statistics classes were recruited for this study with one serving as the

treatment (concept map) group and one serving as the control (standard instruction)

group. It was hypothesized that the use of concept mapping would decrease the statistics

anxiety and improve the academic performance of students in the concept map group

when compared with the control group. The statistics anxiety of …


Mean Girls: A Reflection Of Middle School Relational Aggression, Kerry Jean Markham 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mean Girls: A Reflection Of Middle School Relational Aggression, Kerry Jean Markham

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The seventh and eighth grades are a time of growth, mentally and physically. During this time students are trying to find their place in the middle school caste system. Through this journey of self discovery, students may act out with a type of aggression called relational aggression, more commonly known as emotional aggression. Through the use of taunting, passing notes, exploitation, Internet bullying etc, more powerful students bully the less powerful. This thesis uses the theoretical model of symbolic interaction to determine what social characteristics that aggressor identifiers and victim identifiers see themselves as possessing, in schools attended by students …


The Relationship Between Economic Freedom And Economic Growth: The Transistion Process In Vietnam And China, Hanh T. Vu 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Relationship Between Economic Freedom And Economic Growth: The Transistion Process In Vietnam And China, Hanh T. Vu

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The relationship between economic freedom and economic growth has always been frequently discussed in the economic literature. Economic freedom is often believed to enhance economic growth, which in turn creates more economic freedom. The first part of this paper studies the transition process in China and Vietnam from a planned economy to a free market economy. The transition process, which takes place over the period of more than two decades, allowing more economic freedom, and implementing some elements of a free market, has boosted the growth rate in both China and Vietnam, and increased considerably the standard of living of …


Raising A Ghost Town, Bethany Truax 2010 Western Kentucky University

Raising A Ghost Town, Bethany Truax

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This video documents the town of Oakwood Acres in McKee, KY. Oakwood Acres is a 1920's era town built completely by eighty-eight year old McKee resident, Travis Sparks. With no blue-print, Sparks created the entire town by hand. Currently there are twenty-two buildings on site, including a farm house, blacksmith shop, general store, school house, doctor's office, service station, and a church. Raising a Ghost Town looks at the motivation behind Oakwood Acres and how it continues to grow. In three segments the video moves from an over view of the town, to Sparks tour guide, to the future Oakwood …


Connections, Winter, 2010; Issue Fourteen, John Fobert, Veronica Maher 2010 Roger Williams University

Connections, Winter, 2010; Issue Fourteen, John Fobert, Veronica Maher

Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Connections, Summer, 2010; Issue Fifteen, John Fobert, Veronica Maher 2010 Roger Williams University

Connections, Summer, 2010; Issue Fifteen, John Fobert, Veronica Maher

Library Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2009-2010, San Jose State University 2010 San Jose State University

Innovate Magazine / Annual Review 2009-2010, San Jose State University

Innovate Magazine (School of Information)

No abstract provided.


Using The Iphone And Ipod Touch@Work, Susan L. Kendall, M Nino, S Stewart 2010 San Jose State University

Using The Iphone And Ipod Touch@Work, Susan L. Kendall, M Nino, S Stewart

Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Mining The Knowledge Base: Wiki Technology And Constructivist Learning In A Reference Services Training Program (Paper), Emily Chan, Marina Torres 2010 University of the Pacific

Mining The Knowledge Base: Wiki Technology And Constructivist Learning In A Reference Services Training Program (Paper), Emily Chan, Marina Torres

Faculty and Staff Publications

In Fall 2009, University of the Pacific's (Stockton, CA) Health Sciences Branch (HSB) Library initiated a reference training program to develop staff competencies and skills in order to promote a uniform level of reference expertise. Training was delivered in a wiki format, informed by constructivist principles. Constructivism views learning as a dynamic process-- learners actively construct knowledge, which is built upon earlier experiences. Content on the wiki was participant-driven and guided by individual interests. The session included a summary of Pacific’s program and its assessment, an overview of constructivist learning, applications for wiki technology in the library setting, and a …


Training Paraprofessionals Via A Wiki Format To Deliver Reference Services, Emily Chan, Marina Torres 2010 University of the Pacific

Training Paraprofessionals Via A Wiki Format To Deliver Reference Services, Emily Chan, Marina Torres

Faculty and Staff Publications

To maximize staff presence and reference capabilities at HSB, reference training was implemented for the branch's two paraprofessional employees. A wiki platform was selected to collocate different resources and formats in a simple location. The collaborative functions of the wiki complemented the branch's team-oriented environment. Each staff member selected materials of interest and augmented the wiki conversation with their previous experiences.


Crisis Informatics: Introduction, Christine Hagar 2010 San Jose State University

Crisis Informatics: Introduction, Christine Hagar

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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