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Discretion And The Implementation Of Federal Disability Policy In Postsecondary Education, Katy Annette Washington 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Discretion And The Implementation Of Federal Disability Policy In Postsecondary Education, Katy Annette Washington

Theses and Dissertations

Disability Services Providers (DSPs) have historically been the personnel tasked with implementing federal disability policy at postsecondary institutions primarily since the passage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The model adopted by the majority of DSP offices is student-driven and requires students seeking academic accommodations must go through a formal process to determine eligibility for services, and then play an active role in their provision. Disability-related policies at the campus level are usually authored by DSPs who are seen as experts by the institution and its stakeholders. However, sometimes ...


The Juvenile Addiction Risk Rating For Use In Vocational Rehabilitation, Paul Tyler Hickerson 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Juvenile Addiction Risk Rating For Use In Vocational Rehabilitation, Paul Tyler Hickerson

Theses and Dissertations

The prevalence of substance use among adolescents warrants considerable concern since it often has detrimental effects on an individual’s physical and mental health, and correlates with worsened Social, physical, and employment outcomes. Research shows that adolescents with disabilities are especially susceptible to the development of substance use disorders. To address this concern and to ensure accurate rehabilitation service planning, effective screening for substance use risk is necessary. Unfortunately, the most common screening instruments for adolescent substance use rely on information obtained solely from self-report. This type of data, although useful, is also susceptible to inaccuracies due to such factors ...


Mathematics Proficiency Of Fashion Marketing And Fashion Merchandising Students, Christina Gordon Miles 2016 Old Dominion University

Mathematics Proficiency Of Fashion Marketing And Fashion Merchandising Students, Christina Gordon Miles

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

Fashion Marketing and Fashion Merchandising (FMM) students should be prepared with a sound mathematics background as they graduate from programs and enter today’s workforce. Unfortunately, future employers within the fashion industry indicate that prospective employees often cannot pass entry level mathematics tests (Shirley & Kohler, 2012). This non-experimental descriptive study examined the mathematics proficiency of postsecondary students entering and completing FMM programs in order to determine if FMM students possess the mathematics skills needed for entry into the workforce. The Mathematics for Industry Test (MIT), a 40-item, timed, paper-and-pencil assessment was administered to 94 entering and 111 completing students enrolled ...


Japanese Neet And Freeter: A Representation Of The Relationship Between Social Changes And Youth's Employment Pattern, Linh Hoang 2016 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Japanese Neet And Freeter: A Representation Of The Relationship Between Social Changes And Youth's Employment Pattern, Linh Hoang

Honors Theses

My paper attempts to analyze the existence of NEET (No Employment, Education or Training – ニート) and Freeter (Freelancing part-time worker - フリーター), two common groups of young unemployed people and irregular workers in Japan. Throughout the study, the relationship between Japanese social changes, modernization process and Japanese NEETs and Freeters is thoroughly examined. The first social change related to the establishment of these two groups is the transformation of employment system. The combination of a seniority-based system and performance-based system as well as their contrasts has increased the competitiveness in the job seeking war while eliminating some of the employees’ former ...


Instilling Hope: Showing Individuals With New Disabilities Between The Ages Of 18 And 24 That Suicide Is Not The Answer, Christine Ann Whiting 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Instilling Hope: Showing Individuals With New Disabilities Between The Ages Of 18 And 24 That Suicide Is Not The Answer, Christine Ann Whiting

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to explore what can be done to mitigate the onset of a disability for young adults aged 18-24 in order to prevent suicidal thoughts or actions. Research suggests that many factors play into suicidal ideation for this young population, including lost hope, lack of coping mechanisms, lack of financial security and bullying. The goal of this research is to determine what rehabilitation professionals can do differently that will hopefully eradicate suicide for this group.


Vocational Implications Of Cult Involvement, Melissa Dawn Jones Wilkins 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Vocational Implications Of Cult Involvement, Melissa Dawn Jones Wilkins

Theses and Dissertations

Currently, the majority of studies published on cult membership have been quantitative and have focused primarily on theories and trends about cult membership. These studies have been insufficient in shedding light on the individual’s experience. Qualitative studies are necessary to explore the individual’s accounts of their experiences with past cult involvement and the impact these experiences have on employment. Because of the potential vocational impacts of cult involvement, it is valuable to explore the psychoSocial aspects of work. A qualitative methodology informed by phenomenology was utilized to investigate the unique experience of individuals obtaining employment after leaving a ...


Mining Big Data To Create A Tool For Empirical Observation Of Continuous Safety Improvement In A Construction Company - A Progressive Case Study In The Lean Environment, Nicolas J. Michuda 2016 Purdue University

Mining Big Data To Create A Tool For Empirical Observation Of Continuous Safety Improvement In A Construction Company - A Progressive Case Study In The Lean Environment, Nicolas J. Michuda

Open Access Theses

In any iterative process, without a system of measurement, controlled improvement cannot be recorded. This is especially true in the construction industry, where error occurs, often with fatal repercussions. As part of a process to facilitate the establishment of this metric, an entirely new application was created. The goal of this application is to measure the causal factors that lead to incidents, which will allow the user and administration to track the circumstances and types of incidents. This enables the company to focus on these problem areas and improve through training. By analyzing these incident trends over time, the company ...


21st Century College To Career Transition: A Case Study Exploration Of A Former United States Intercollegiate Division I Student-Athlete Who Participated In A Revenue Generating Sport, Kadar Lewis 2016 Loyola Marymount University

21st Century College To Career Transition: A Case Study Exploration Of A Former United States Intercollegiate Division I Student-Athlete Who Participated In A Revenue Generating Sport, Kadar Lewis

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the career development experiences of one African American man, a former student-athlete in a Division I revenue generating football team. This study focused on his experiences as a student-athlete who participated in football as he transitioned out of elite athletics. Division I collegiate athletics represents a highly sought opportunity (NCAA, 2015h). However, this opportunity may reduce college completion and disrupt maximal career development (Hartman, 2014; Van Rheenen, 2013). This qualitative case study of one participant explored the nuanced influences and pathways the participant used to enter his current career after completing college. Mark Savickas’s (2002) Career ...


Review Of: Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, And Communication By Kristine L. Muñoz, Left Coast Press, 2014, Carla A. McNelly 2016 Iowa State University

Review Of: Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, And Communication By Kristine L. Muñoz, Left Coast Press, 2014, Carla A. Mcnelly

Education Publications

In the 15th book in the series Writing Lives, Ethnographic Narratives, edited by Arthur P. Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, Kristine L. Muñoz challenges us to look to the silent moments of our ethnographic transcriptions for additional meaning. Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, and Communication leads us through an approach to our scholarly ethnographic work by sharing her own silent academic and personal experiences, whereby the reader escapes the tyranny of the local into the specificity of the personal.


Mission As Diversity, Diversity As Mission, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi PhD, Julia Dowd, Shawn P. Calhoun, Martha Peugh-Wade 2016 University of San Francisco

Mission As Diversity, Diversity As Mission, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi Phd, Julia Dowd, Shawn P. Calhoun, Martha Peugh-Wade

Ignatian Colleagues Program

This is a 2-page program outline of the 6-session series Mission as Diversity, Diversity as Mission. It describes the topic and facilitators for

  1. Origins of the Conversation
  2. Unraveling and Understanding Place within Diversity (Self-Knowledge)
  3. Campus Climate and the Role of Jesuit Mission (Communal Discernment)
  4. Individual Vocation in Shaping an Inclusive Community (Personal Striving)
  5. Proclaiming and Acting on Our Commitment to Shared Values (Enacted Love)
  6. March 8: Strategies & Continued Support


Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State Of The Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, Marsha Langer Ellison 2016 Rutgers University

Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State Of The Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, Marsha Langer Ellison

iSPARC Multimedia and Webinars

The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment. Can supported education services help? Marsha Ellison, Michelle Mullen and Kathleen Biebel, researchers and trainers of supported education services, hosted a 2-part webinar series presenting the state of the science of the practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

  • What are the education support needs of youth and young adults with mental health conditions?
  • What are the practices and services that meet those needs?

Part 1 - State of the Science is ...


Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: State Of The Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: State Of The Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel

iSPARC Multimedia and Webinars

The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment. Can supported education services help? Marsha Ellison, Michelle Mullen and Kathleen Biebel, researchers and trainers of supported education services, hosted a 2-part webinar series presenting the state of the science of the practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

  • What is supported education?
  • Why is it important?
  • What is the evidence?

Part 2: State of the Practice is also available.


Vocational Education And Training (Vet) Of Quantity Surveying In Hong Kong, Ken Hui 2016 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Vocational Training Council

Vocational Education And Training (Vet) Of Quantity Surveying In Hong Kong, Ken Hui

Staff Publications

Vocational education and training (VET) in Hong Kong has long been regarded as non-mainstream and second-tier education for students who failed in academic education (Lim, 2008, 2010). The government of HKSAR and some non-government organizations are offering education programmes for these students in concerning with social injustice. In Hong Kong, VET has acquired a stigma and is automatically seen as second-class education. (Lim, 2008). This assertion is tested on quantity surveying education in this study. Quantity surveying education originated as part time day-release programmes which allowed students to receive academic and practical training at the same time. It was then ...


Development Of Practical Vocational Training Class Making Use Of Virtual Reality-Based Simulation System And Augmented Reality Technologies, Hoi Kok, Calvin Cheung, Sai Lok, Eric Liu 2016 HK Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), Vocational Training Council

Development Of Practical Vocational Training Class Making Use Of Virtual Reality-Based Simulation System And Augmented Reality Technologies, Hoi Kok, Calvin Cheung, Sai Lok, Eric Liu

Staff Publications

Virtual reality (VR) refers to the technologies creating a virtual environment to provide users a sensory simulation of the environment being presented. In Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), we are in the process of developing a VR-based simulation system having four screens surrounding users to simulate an immersive environment. This application is commonly known as the cave automatic virtual environment (CAVE). The objective of our VR-based simulation system project is to apply the virtual reality and the augmented reality (AR) technologies for practical training in vocational education and training (VET). Our system is used for various training programs ...


Promotion Of Stem Education In Vocational And Professional Education And Training (Vpet), Kam Fat, Jonathan Lee, Sai Lok, Eric Liu 2016 Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), Vocational Training Council

Promotion Of Stem Education In Vocational And Professional Education And Training (Vpet), Kam Fat, Jonathan Lee, Sai Lok, Eric Liu

Staff Publications

Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) enhances learners to acquire professional knowledge, apply practical skills and develop positive workplace attitudes to support the long-term development of a country or a city. Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider (VTC 2016) in Hong Kong. Through a wide range of pre-employment and in-service programmes, it establishes valuable credentials for approximately 250,000 students each year with internationally recognised qualifications. As a member institution of VTC, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) offers fulltime and part-time programmes - covering an ...


Meeting Of Divergent Realities In Met: A Synergistic Approach To Quality Standards, Katrina Marie Gravador 2016 World Maritime University

Meeting Of Divergent Realities In Met: A Synergistic Approach To Quality Standards, Katrina Marie Gravador

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Diversity, Equity And Inclusion: A Roadmap For Usf Faculty And Staff Professional Development, Shawn P. Calhoun Mr., Julie Dowd, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi PhD, Martha Peugh-Wade 2016 University of San Francisco

Diversity, Equity And Inclusion: A Roadmap For Usf Faculty And Staff Professional Development, Shawn P. Calhoun Mr., Julie Dowd, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi Phd, Martha Peugh-Wade

Ignatian Colleagues Program

This is a proposal is seeking support for a series of interactive workshops and lectures

for USF faculty and staff that center on exploring the intersections between Jesuit

Catholic identity, lgnatian spirituality and the complex issues we face as a

community around diversity, equity and inclusion.

It includes a description of a 6-part conversation series with select

faculty/ staff who seek to expand our understandings of the intersections of Jesuit

intellectual traditions, Catholicity and race, thereby increasing our capacity to move

forward together on these issues as a more united community.


Understanding Interprofessional Perceptions And Experiences: An Investigation Of Professional Counselors And Allied Health Professionals, Kaprea F. Johnson 2016 Old Dominion University

Understanding Interprofessional Perceptions And Experiences: An Investigation Of Professional Counselors And Allied Health Professionals, Kaprea F. Johnson

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

INTRODUCTION Interprofessional collaboration is essential to improve coordination, communication, quality, and safety of patient care. Interprofessional perception is an important variable in interprofessional collaboration as it can impact attitudes, ability to successfully engage in interprofessionalism, and willingness to engage. The study focuses on understanding perceptions and experiences of interprofessional collaboration of professional counselors and other allied health professionals.

METHODS Participants were recruited online and through snowball sampling. The survey was taken by a diverse sample of healthcare professionals. The survey items consisted of demographic information, the 18 item Interprofessional Education Perception Scale (IEPS), and the 16 item individual construct subscale ...


Expectancy-Value In The Enrollment Factor Of Agricultural Education Youth, Morgan Schafbuch 2016 University of Kentucky

Expectancy-Value In The Enrollment Factor Of Agricultural Education Youth, Morgan Schafbuch

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

This quantitative study considers the motivating factors for enrollment in secondary agricultural education courses from students whose home background is not from a farm. This study utilizes expectancy-value theory, and looks at students (n=211) from different agricultural backgrounds and the impact on their ability beliefs, expectancies for success, and usefulness, importance, and interest for enrollment in agricultural education courses. The results indicate that students who have no affiliation to a farm have the highest ability beliefs and expectancies for success towards agricultural education in relation to students who are from traditional agricultural backgrounds.


Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Kentucky, Luciana D. Hockersmith 2016 University of Kentucky

Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Kentucky, Luciana D. Hockersmith

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Discussions of sex education of any kind can be controversial in a given setting. Traditional approaches to sex education prompt debate regarding effectiveness. Key indicators central to the effectiveness of sex education continue to be rates of teen pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). With discontentment surrounding the effectiveness of “traditional approaches,” a more wide-ranging method is worthy of being explored. The curriculum approach of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) includes six key concepts, and subsequent sub-concepts, intended to provide a broad and even all-inclusive range of topics for a similarly broad and even all-inclusive range of ages of ...


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