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For The Greater Good: A Decade Of K-12 Education Philanthropy In New Mexico, Amy Jane Ballard 2017 University of New Mexico

For The Greater Good: A Decade Of K-12 Education Philanthropy In New Mexico, Amy Jane Ballard

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

In an increasingly complex landscape of education practitioners, goals and funding models, the need for a comprehensive understanding of the role of private foundations in public school philanthropy is more crucial now than ever. This dissertation examines the evolving role of foundations in supporting education in the United States, as a prelude to an in-depth examination of school-focused education philanthropy in New Mexico. New Mexico’s education reform environment and national education reform themes from 2000-2012 provide a structure to consider three questions: 1) Who have been the major donors to and recipients of school-focused philanthropy in New Mexico?; 2 ...


Exploring Postsecondary Market And Discipline Influences On Faculty Role Performance, Wendiann R. Sethi 2017 Seton Hall University

Exploring Postsecondary Market And Discipline Influences On Faculty Role Performance, Wendiann R. Sethi

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Prior research has shown that the type of institution, disciplines, and characteristics of the faculty influence the structure and character of academic work. Zemsky and Shaman (1997) and others have suggested that differentiation among institutions, which has historically been structured along level of degree offerings and size/complexity, is now becoming increasingly structured along the lines of market segments – with many non-selective four-year institutions increasingly resembling two-year “convenience” institutions in terms of their academic organization. The purpose of this study was to test the extent to which academic work is increasingly organized by institutional market segment rather than traditional categories ...


College Affordability, Rabeeb Rahman 2017 Portland State University

College Affordability, Rabeeb Rahman

Student Research Symposium

College affordability in the U.S. has been an issue that has existed for many decades now. These days three quarters of the fast growing jobs require a person to have an education beyond just an ordinary high school diploma. However around half of college students who start their college careers here in America don’t finish in six years. College tuition also keeps rising which makes it harder for families in the upper middle class to attend college. To battle this problem of rising tuition cost we Americans must take action. I have worked with a few other Portland ...


Race, Residential Segregation, And The Death Of Democracy: Education And Myth Of Postracialism, Lori Latrice Martin, Kenneth J. Varner 2017 Louisiana State University

Race, Residential Segregation, And The Death Of Democracy: Education And Myth Of Postracialism, Lori Latrice Martin, Kenneth J. Varner

Democracy and Education

Since the 1930s, federal housing policies and individual practices increased the spatial separation of whites and blacks. Practices such as redlining, restrictive covenants, and discrimination in the rental and sale of housing not only led to residential segregation by race but also continue to shape Whiteness and frame narratives about what constitutes Blackness. Despite the judicial and legislative victories of the civil rights movement, including the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, residential segregation persists and in many ...


Rethinking Education Choices: The Effect Of Surveys, Luca FACCHINELLO, Juanna Schroter JOENSEN, Gregory Francisco VERAMINDI 2017 Singapore Management University

Rethinking Education Choices: The Effect Of Surveys, Luca Facchinello, Juanna Schroter Joensen, Gregory Francisco Veramindi

Research Collection School of Economics

Can surveys affect human capital investments? This paper examines whether individual education choices and outcomes are affected by a survey posing questions related to expectations and forward-looking behavior. We have administrative data for the whole Swedish population to which an extensive education survey was administered to randomly drawn samples of 3rd graders. This constitutes a randomized social experiment for testing whether responding to survey questions alters behavior. We observe complete educational and labor market histories until the individuals are 31-41 years old. We have exogenous variation in the timing of first surveys and when an additional survey was administered to ...


An Investigation Of The Variables That Impact The Strength Of Arkansas Public Schools' Educator Workforce, Ivy Lynn Pfeffer 2017 Arkansas Tech University

An Investigation Of The Variables That Impact The Strength Of Arkansas Public Schools' Educator Workforce, Ivy Lynn Pfeffer

Theses and Dissertations from 2017

The purpose of this study was to examine the variables that impact the strength of the educator workforce in Arkansas's High Poverty/ High Minority schools and to determine if current allocations, expenditures and uses of Title II, Part A funds impact a district's ability to recruit and retain quality teachers, identified as ‘excellent' teachers in this study. This study used a quantitative data analysis approach to describe and test relationships. The researcher selected a total of 126 schools from 37 Arkansas school districts for the study based on the school’s reported poverty and minority status in yearly ...


School Transition From Elementary To Middle School: Perceptions From Economically Disadvantaged Students, Keith M. McGee Sr. 2017 Arkansas Tech University

School Transition From Elementary To Middle School: Perceptions From Economically Disadvantaged Students, Keith M. Mcgee Sr.

Theses and Dissertations from 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate school transition from elementary to middle school from the perceptions of economically disadvantaged students. Through the investigation, a determination was made on whether there is a difference in the level of connectedness among economically disadvantaged students between the low performing and higher performing schools. The study was a quantitative research design. The target population of the study was economically disadvantaged students in four middle schools in an urban school district located in the central region of the state. All of the four middle schools contained sixth through eighth-grade configurations and were designated ...


A Quantitative Analysis Of Virginia Public School Special Education Due Process Cases And Their Resolutions From 2004-2016, Valerie Beaudoin-Saunders 2017 Liberty University

A Quantitative Analysis Of Virginia Public School Special Education Due Process Cases And Their Resolutions From 2004-2016, Valerie Beaudoin-Saunders

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Special education-related lawsuits are a concern to school systems. They are time-consuming, expensive, and contentious. School and parental relationships become strained when litigation is involved. This study analyzed data from the Virginia Department of Education’s due process database over a 12-year period of time to note common disabilities involved in special education litigation. Specific characteristics from each case were noted to determine if there was a trend in the frequency of due process cases: the sex, grade, age, disability, and outcome. The data was obtained from the Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Dispute Resolution and Administrative Services ...


A Transcendental Phenomenological Study Of Financial Literacy And Student Loan Debt Of Female Graduate Students, Melissa Begich 2017 Liberty University

A Transcendental Phenomenological Study Of Financial Literacy And Student Loan Debt Of Female Graduate Students, Melissa Begich

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to understand the level of financial literacy of women with higher education degrees with student loan debt. The definition of financial literacy is an understanding of the impact of accumulating student loans to pay for education expenses. This study seeks to understand the experience by using the following four research questions: (1)When first obtaining student loans, what information was received regarding the loan process and expectations once no longer in school? (2) What contributing factors influenced participants’ decisions to take on student loans? (3) What obstacles and/or resources do participants ...


A Qualitative Grounded Theory Study Of Secondary Educators' Pedagogical Strategies And Perceptions Of College Readiness In A Concurrent Enrollment Program, Amanda Stirgwolt 2017 Liberty University

A Qualitative Grounded Theory Study Of Secondary Educators' Pedagogical Strategies And Perceptions Of College Readiness In A Concurrent Enrollment Program, Amanda Stirgwolt

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study explored the impact of the educator on the success of concurrent enrollment programs. Concurrent enrollment (CE) programs provide students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. This study aimed to understand the past success of CE programs by identifying the pedagogical strategies of the teacher. Through a qualitative grounded theory approach, 16 high school CE teachers from different high schools in Connecticut were studied to explore their teaching perceptions and pedagogical strategies. Data were collected through self-perception questionnaires, a semi-structured teacher interview, classroom observation, and document analysis. Data were analyzed through constant comparative analysis ...


Comparing And Validating Measures Of Character Skills: Findings From A Nationally Representative Sample, 2017 Selected Works

Comparing And Validating Measures Of Character Skills: Findings From A Nationally Representative Sample

Gema Zamarro

Though researchers now are aware of the potential importance of character skills, such as conscientiousness, grit, self-control, and a growth mindset, researchers struggle to find reliable measures of these skills. In this paper, we use data collected from the Understanding America Study, a nationally representative internet panel to study the validity of innovative measures of character skills based on measures of survey effort. We believe surveys themselves can be seen as a behavioral tasks and that respondents provide meaningful information about their character skills by way of the effort they put forward on surveys. In particular, we compare measures of ...


Financial Management Issues Of College-Aged Students: Influences And Consequences, Katharine N. Widener 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Financial Management Issues Of College-Aged Students: Influences And Consequences, Katharine N. Widener

Selected Honors Theses

College students have acquired a reputation of irresponsibility and impulsivity, which has contributed to the perception that they are poor managers of money. This researcher sought to establish a clearer picture of the full story behind how college students handle their finances through a comprehensive literature review. Several searches were conducted on the topics of college students, finances, money management, debt levels, and other related terms. Scholarly articles were analyzed for common themes and research patterns, and the various strings of research identified were categorized into three main headings: Financial situation, financial influences, and financial consequences. The three major headings ...


Selling Hope And College: Merits, Markets, And Recruitment In An Unranked School, Alex Posecznick 2017 University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Selling Hope And College: Merits, Markets, And Recruitment In An Unranked School, Alex Posecznick

Book Samples

[Excerpt] It has long been assumed that college admission should be a simple matter of sorting students according to merit, with the best heading off to the Ivy League and highly ranked liberal arts colleges and the rest falling naturally into their rightful places. Admission to selective institutions, where extremely fine distinctions are made, is characterized by heated public debates about whether standardized exams, high school transcripts, essays, recommendation letters, or interviews best indicate which prospective students are "worthy."

And then there is college for everyone else. But what goes into less-selective college admissions in an era when everyone feels ...


The Impact Of Individual Wages On Job Satisfaction, Program Quality, And Job Commitment Of Childcare Staff, Bina Habibi 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

The Impact Of Individual Wages On Job Satisfaction, Program Quality, And Job Commitment Of Childcare Staff, Bina Habibi

Scholar Week 2016 - present

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Status Of Women In Higher Education: A Metanalysis Of Institutional Reports, Kathleen Brittamart Watters, Carolyn Ridenour 2017 University of Dayton

Status Of Women In Higher Education: A Metanalysis Of Institutional Reports, Kathleen Brittamart Watters, Carolyn Ridenour

Carolyn S. Ridenour

The authors examined twenty-one institutional reports on the status of women on American college and university campuses. The analysis revealed a dominant discourse of women positioned as dependent on men. Among the five emergent themes included, first, the reality that women were marginalized on these campuses and second, overrepresented in lower power positions. Third, evidence suggested an unequal distribution of salary and perquisites by gender. Fourth, adopting policies toward equity can lessen gender discrimination; however, not with a lack of a strong public and visible commitment to equity by campus leadership, the fifth theme. Additional findings include explanation of three ...


School Choice: Structured Through Markets And Morality, Thomas J. Lasley, Carolyn Ridenour 2017 University of Dayton

School Choice: Structured Through Markets And Morality, Thomas J. Lasley, Carolyn Ridenour

Carolyn S. Ridenour

School choice is increasingly promulgated as a promising education reform policy for failing urban schools, but no solid evidence has yet shown the promise fulfilled. The authors argue that choice based on market theory without a moral center is insufficient. Without a moral foundation, such market-driven choice programs may actually disadvantage some children further. A market approach, absent a moral perspective, fails to encompass all the necessary dimensions for an educational system that can fulfill the traditional commitment to the common good and effectively serve all urban children, their families, and society. Six moral principles are offered along with examples ...


Wolf, Lawmakers Shouldn't Cut Grants To Private Colleges, Janet M. Riggs 2017 Gettysburg College

Wolf, Lawmakers Shouldn't Cut Grants To Private Colleges, Janet M. Riggs

From the Desk of President Riggs

Earlier this week, students from private colleges and universities across the Commonwealth gathered in Harrisburg to meet with legislators and make the case for the importance of the state's commitment to higher education.

More specifically, for state grant programs that help to make college affordable for low- and moderate-income students and their families.

I have a keen interest in making sure that talented students of all income levels have the opportunity to attain a high quality education. [excerpt]


Modelling Public-Education Spending Vs. Allocation As Independent Factors Of Educational Outcomes, Kevin Tasley 2017 Southern New Hampshire University

Modelling Public-Education Spending Vs. Allocation As Independent Factors Of Educational Outcomes, Kevin Tasley

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper explores and expands upon the work of Hanushek and Wößmann (2007) whose accumulated findings propose increased educational spending provides only marginal returns in terms of student’s cognitive outcomes. This study constructs an OLS regression model to explore the significance of U.S. state education spending and financial allocations as independent factors of state-level average ACT scores over a 10-year time series. The model additionally accounts for self-selection and socio-economic status. The results of this study support Hanushek and Wößmann’s conclusions while also demonstrating evidence that shifts in allocations towards instructional spending, as opposed to increasing total ...


Advocate, Vol. 28, Spring No. 1 (2017), Advocate 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Advocate, Vol. 28, Spring No. 1 (2017), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Editorial:

- My Resignation from the Advocate. Dadland Maye (p. 3)

CUNY News:

- Trump’s Immigration Policy Strikes CUNY. Gordon Barnes (p.6)

- Undergraduate Capstones and CUNY. Leah Light (p. 12)

Features:

- The Problem of Black History Month. Gordon Barnes (p. 20)

Debate:

- The Purge of Academics in Turkey. Eylül Fidan Akıncı (p. 28)

Photo Essay:

- Responses to the Trump Regime. Ashley Marinaccio (p. 34)


Advocate, Vol. 28, Spring No. 2 (2017), Advocate 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Advocate, Vol. 28, Spring No. 2 (2017), Advocate

The Advocate

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Editorial:

- “In These Times.” Bhargav Rani (p. 3)

CUNY News:

- The Excelsior Scholarship Program Will Not Make CUNY Free for Most Students. Joseph van der Naald (p.7)

- "Where Do We Go From Here?" Rachel J. Chapman (p. 12)

- The Tragedy at Pulse Gay Nightclub and the LGBT Community Leadership for Gun Control. Chuck Stewart (p. 18)

Debate:

- In Defense of the White Working-Class Man. Gordon Barnes (p. 20)

CUNY Life:

- Pronouns, Privilege, and Pedagogy (Oh My). Jenn Polish (p. 25)

- Resurrecting the Ghost: Emotional Labor in the Classroom. Sarah Hildebrand (p. 29)

Poetry:

- Askew. Patricia Brody ...


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