University of the Pacific
Pig, Marie Lee
Photograph from Dimen Village of a pig sitting in the corner of an enclosure. The pig has a small circular white plastic tag attached to the edge of its ear.
People Powered Social Innovation: The Need For Citizen Engagement,
Singapore Management University
People Powered Social Innovation: The Need For Citizen Engagement, Julie Simon, Anna Davies
Citizen engagement is widely regarded as critical to the development and implementation of social innovation. What is citizen engagement? What does it mean in the context of social innovation? Julie Simon and Anna Davies discuss the importance as well as the implications of engaging the ground.
Evaluating The Effectiveness Of An Internship Program,
Western Kentucky University
Evaluating The Effectiveness Of An Internship Program, Daniel Jackel
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
The traditional way to learn about social sciences in a university setting includes taking courses that teach theoretical frameworks and scientific methodologies that are required for one’s major area of study. The courses that are taught to students are determined by what major they sign up for. After a student has taken all required courses,what skills does the student have to take with him after graduation?
Whether participation is pursued solely for academic credit, for career development, or for civic engagement, an experiential experience typically enhances a student’s connection between academic content and “real world” applications. Bridging ...
Happiness Index Methodology,
Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell
Journal of Social Change
The Happiness Index is a comprehensive survey instrument that assesses happiness, well-being, and aspects of sustainability and resilience. The Happiness Alliance developed the Happiness Index to provide a survey instrument to community organizers, researchers, and others seeking to use a subjective well-being index and data. It is the only instrument of its kind freely available worldwide and translated into over ten languages. This instrument can be used to measure satisfaction with life and the conditions of life. It can also be used to define income inequality, trust in government, sense of community and other aspects of well-being within specific demographics ...
Designing A Complete Community Center: Responsive Design In A Rural Setting,
SIT Graduate Institute
Designing A Complete Community Center: Responsive Design In A Rural Setting, Sheryl Tubbs
It is a common sight to see community centers in use in various parts of the world. They have fulfilled a variety of roles in many communities for a number of years. This project’s focus is on the design of community center for a rural town. The main research question in this research asks, “What type of community center does this area need?” The sub questions also help to establish the kind of community center that is needed and wanted.
A review of current literature shows no specific way to build a community center or what to include. However ...
Engaging Parents To Promote Children’S Nutrition And Health: Providers’ Barriers And Strategies In Head Start And Child Care Centers,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Engaging Parents To Promote Children’S Nutrition And Health: Providers’ Barriers And Strategies In Head Start And Child Care Centers, Dipti A. Dev, Courtney Byrd-Williams, Samantha Ramsay, Brent A. Mcbride, Deepa Srivastava, Ashleigh L. Murriel, Chrisa Arcan, Anna M. Adachi-Mejia
Faculty Publications, Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies
Purpose: Using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics benchmarks as a framework, this study examined childcare providers’ (Head Start [HS], Child and Adult Care Food Program [CACFP] funded, and non-CACFP) perspectives regarding communicating with parents about nutrition to promote children’s health.
Setting: State-licensed center-based childcare programs.
Participants: Full-time childcare providers (n ¼ 18) caring for children 2 to 5 years old from varying childcare contexts (HS, CACFP funded, and non-CACFP), race, education, and years of experience.
Methods: In-person interviews using semi-structured interview protocol until saturation were achieved. Thematic analysis was conducted.
Results: Two overarching themes were barriers ...
Community Self-Reliance Of Rural Tourism In Indonesia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis,
Trisakti School of Tourism & Doctoral Program of Human Resources Management, Jakarta State University, Indonesia
Community Self-Reliance Of Rural Tourism In Indonesia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Husen Hutagalung, Dedi Purwana, Usep Suhud, Amirul Mukminin, Hamidah Hamidah, Nurti Rahayu
The Qualitative Report
Community-based tourism villages have now become a worldwide concern because of their tremendous impact on strengthening the empowerment of local communities as well as on enhancing social responsibility in a sustainable manner. This study aims to explore the meaning of self-reliance in tourism village communities since it is a key indicator of the progress of community-based tourism villages. This study adopted a qualitative approach with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to investigate the meaning of people's experiences from inter-subjective activities in a double-hermeneutic process between researchers and people who experience them. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight (8) research subjects ...
Social Work And Civic Engagement: The Political Participation Of Professional Social Workers,
George Mason University
Social Work And Civic Engagement: The Political Participation Of Professional Social Workers, Sunny Harris Rome, Susan Hoechstetter
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
This article examines the involvement of practicing social workers in one type of civic engagement: the use of political processes to promote the public good. Based on a survey of 1,274 randomly selected members of NASW, this is the largest study to date examining the involvement of social workers in political action and policy advocacy. Findings suggest that approximately half of social workers demonstrate high levels of participation in the policy process. The authors analyze the frequency with which respondents engage in specific political and policy-related activities, and compare these results to those of other studies. They also examine ...
Newman, Oscar: Defensible Space Theory,
University of Dayton
Newman, Oscar: Defensible Space Theory, Patrick G. Donnelly
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications
The concept of “defensible space” was first explicated by Oscar Newman in a 1972 book by the same title. The concept, which contains elements of a theory of crime as well as a set of urban design principles, became popular in the 1970s as urban crime problems continued to rise. Defensible space was discussed, utilized, and critiqued widely by criminologists and other social scientists, as well as urban planners, law enforcement officials, and architects.
The design concepts have also been implemented in numerous communities in the United States and around the world. Later works by Newman, including Community of Interest ...
The Effect Of Tribalism On Political Parties,
SIT Study Abroad
The Effect Of Tribalism On Political Parties, Cyrus Lloyd
Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection
Tribalism has been the fundamental organizational unit of Middle Eastern Society for thousands of years. Recently however, modern scholars have questioned the viability of tribalism in the burgeoning democratic systems of the region. This study weighs in on this debate, focusing specifically on how tribal loyalties influence the effectiveness of political parties, considered by political science researchers to be the most effective way for the people to impose their will on the government. Focusing specifically on Jordan, this research takes into account information collected from interviews with several prominent members of Jordanian political, social, and intellectual life, including the heads ...