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Education, Enterprise Capitalism, And Equity Challenges: The Continuing Relevance Of The Correspondence Principle In Japan, Masaaki Takemura Aug 2019

Education, Enterprise Capitalism, And Equity Challenges: The Continuing Relevance Of The Correspondence Principle In Japan, Masaaki Takemura

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This paper revisits the correspondence principle of Bowles and Gintis (1976) – which refers to the mutual mimicking of the capitalist hierarchy in the workplace and the school. The Bowles-Gintis model still appears to be working in the context of schooling in Japan. In the international comparative educational assessment called PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), created by OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the association of advanced democratic nations), Japanese students achieve better results than most countries. Japanese students excel in PISA performance, especially in mathematics. Such excellence, however, has negative correlations with students’ creativity, positive attitudes, and independence ...


Charter School Performance In Rhode Island, Lena Vye May 2019

Charter School Performance In Rhode Island, Lena Vye

Senior Honors Projects

In the last few decades, there has been considerable debate over whether or not charter schools are beneficial to the American education system. Charter schools are given government funding, but they have independence from the established educational system. Charter school supporters argue that increased autonomy and innovation in teaching, as well as competition between schools, improves the quality of education. Opponents of charter schools argue that charter schools are not more effective than public schools. However, the research is mixed: some studies suggest charter schools perform better, some suggest they perform similarly, and some suggest that they perform worse than ...


Using Virtual Exchange To Advance Media Literacy Competencies Through Analysis Of Contemporary Propaganda, Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf, Silke Grafe Nov 2018

Using Virtual Exchange To Advance Media Literacy Competencies Through Analysis Of Contemporary Propaganda, Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf, Silke Grafe

Journal of Media Literacy Education

With the rise of so-called fake news as a global phenomenon, interest in propaganda analysis has advanced along with the recognition of the fundamentally social process of interpretation. In this essay, we explore the use of cross-national dialogue among German and American undergraduate students who are seeking to better understand how media messages are interpreted and how they inform and guide the civic actions of citizens. We describe and analyze five lessons that used a virtual exchange using a variety of digital media platforms, texts and technologies to support the cross-national study of contemporary propaganda. We observed that cross-national dialogue ...


Radio Waves And Curriculum Pathways: Jamaican “At Risk” Learners Construct Media, Paulette J. Feraria May 2018

Radio Waves And Curriculum Pathways: Jamaican “At Risk” Learners Construct Media, Paulette J. Feraria

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This paper explores radio play as an alternative space for learning language and literacy for Jamaican students labelled as ‘at-risk’ learners. Through the creation of a make-believe radio station in the classroom, students developed oral language skills as a necessary precursor for social literacy. They connected reading and writing activities and the simulated classroom radio station promoted the development of learners’ self-efficacy. The students’ use of the learning space as newscasters, hosts, writers and reporters revealed that those who took risks in learning language and literacy in these spaces subverted the label of ‘at-risk-learners’ and repositioned themselves as risk-takers in ...


Women In Science: A Course, Krystyna Krupinski May 2018

Women In Science: A Course, Krystyna Krupinski

Senior Honors Projects

Ask any student to name five women who have made advancements in scientific fields and most likely they will not be able to name more than two. With a lack of courses highlighting women scientists’ achievements, this lack of knowledge is hardly surprising I am addressing this issue in my work. Through the researching of scientific advancements made by women, I have proposed a method to teach students about these scientists so names like Johnson, Franklin, and Curie become as commonplace as Einstein, Hawking, and Bohr. Frequently in science classes in middle schools and high schools, the focus is only ...


What Do You Use Mobile Phones For? A Creative Method Of Thematic Drawing With Adolescents In Rural China, Jiachun Hong Dec 2016

What Do You Use Mobile Phones For? A Creative Method Of Thematic Drawing With Adolescents In Rural China, Jiachun Hong

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This study sets out to explore Chinese adolescents’ subjectivities toward the use of mobile phones, and reveal the dynamic relationship among students, parents, and school concerning mobile phone usage in rural China. Twenty-one high school students were recruited, and asked to draw a painting that expresses their perceptions of mobile phones in relation to family and school life. After analyzing the thematic drawings and their self-explanations upon the drawings, several themes arise: the mobile phone as a bridge of love, as an extension of the home, as an iron cage, as the blasting fuse of family conflicts, and as a ...


Nasty People: An Illustrated Guide To Understanding Sex, Sophia Weaver Dec 2016

Nasty People: An Illustrated Guide To Understanding Sex, Sophia Weaver

Senior Honors Projects

Sex made me and it probably made you too, but for many of us sex remains a mystery for our entire lives. I see sexual images every day, but I rarely hear it discussed openly or factually. This is problematic. If most people are having sex and most people have a lot of misinformation about it, STDs, unwanted pregnancies and even sexual assaults are much more likely. Research suggests that increased (and well developed) sex ed. can reduce all of the possible negative outcomes of sexual misinformation. My observations of everyday life and my research in academia have given me ...


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 662 Writing For Presentation, Mona Niedbala Feb 2016

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 662 Writing For Presentation, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 662 Writing for Presentation. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: Corinne McKamey.


Web-Based Media Literacy To Prevent Tobacco Use Among High School Students, Jane S. Phelps-Tschang, Elizabeth Miller, Kristen R. Rice, Brian A. Primack Jan 2016

Web-Based Media Literacy To Prevent Tobacco Use Among High School Students, Jane S. Phelps-Tschang, Elizabeth Miller, Kristen R. Rice, Brian A. Primack

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Facilitator-led smoking media literacy (SML) programs have improved media literacy and reduced intention to smoke. However, these programs face limitations including high costs and barriers to standardization. We examined the efficacy of a Web-based media literacy program in improving smoking media literacy skills among adolescents. Sixty-six 9th grade students participated in a Web-based SML tobacco education program based on health behavior theory. Pre- and post-test assessments demonstrated statistically significant changes in the primary outcome of total SML as well as each of the individual SML items. However, there were inconsistent changes in other theory-based outcomes including attitudes and normative beliefs.


2015-09 Library Impact Statement For Edc 429 Storytelling In A Global Society, Joanna Burkhardt Sep 2015

2015-09 Library Impact Statement For Edc 429 Storytelling In A Global Society, Joanna Burkhardt

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 429 Storytelling in a Global Society. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Joanna Burkhardt. Requesting faculty: Susan Brand.


Book Review: Children, Film And Literacy, Yonty Friesem Aug 2015

Book Review: Children, Film And Literacy, Yonty Friesem

Journal of Media Literacy Education

No abstract provided.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 684 Analysis Of Data: A Hands-On Approach, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 684 Analysis Of Data: A Hands-On Approach, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 684 Analysis of Data: a Hands-On Approach. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: JanetJohnson and Julie Horwitz.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 682 Discourse Analysis In Education Research, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 682 Discourse Analysis In Education Research, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 682 Discourse Analysis in Education Research. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: Gerri August.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 685 Survey Design, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 685 Survey Design, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 685 Survey Design. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: Janet Johnson and Julie Coiro.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 681 Culture And Discourse In Education, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 681 Culture And Discourse In Education, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 681 Culture and Discourse. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: Geri August.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 670 Theory Construction, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 670 Theory Construction, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course request for EDC 670 Theory Construction. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: C. David Brell.


2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 661 Language And Thinking In Schools, Mona Niedbala Feb 2015

2015-02 Library Impact Statement For Edc 661 Language And Thinking In Schools, Mona Niedbala

Library Impact Statements

Library Impact Statement submitted in response to new course proposal for EDC 661 Language and Thinking in Schools. This class was supported with no need for additional resources. Responding library faculty: Mona Niedbala. Requesting faculty: Pat Cordiero.


The Hyperreality Of Daniel Boorstin, Stephanie L. Viens Nov 2014

The Hyperreality Of Daniel Boorstin, Stephanie L. Viens

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Early media theorists can help us to link the past and present of media literacy to pose new questions and gain new knowledge. Historian, author and Librarian on Congress Daniel Boorstin (1914 – 2004) played an important role in increasing public awareness of the constructed nature of media representations. Connections are explored between constructed reality, technological advances, media literacy education, and the current work of media scholar Douglas Rushkoff on presentist society. Daniel Boorstin helped recognize the changing nature of knowledge in an image-saturated environment and influenced a new generation of theorists, scholars and educators who have advanced the field of ...


Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination Of The Historical Roots Of Media Literacy, Renee Hobbs, Sandra Mcgee Nov 2014

Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination Of The Historical Roots Of Media Literacy, Renee Hobbs, Sandra Mcgee

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Contemporary propaganda is ubiquitous in our culture today as public relations and marketing efforts have become core dimensions of the contemporary communication system, affecting all forms of personal, social and public expression. To examine the origins of teaching and learning about propaganda, we examine some instructional materials produced in the 1930s by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis (IPA), which popularized an early form of media literacy that promoted critical analysis in responding to propaganda in mass communication, including in radio, film and newspapers. They developed study guides and distributed them widely, popularizing concepts from classical rhetoric and expressing them in ...


Cinekyd: Exploring The Origins Of Youth Media Production, Renee Hobbs, David Cooper Moore Nov 2014

Cinekyd: Exploring The Origins Of Youth Media Production, Renee Hobbs, David Cooper Moore

Journal of Media Literacy Education

No abstract provided.


The “Green Eating” Project: A Pilot Intervention To Promote Sustainable And Healthy Eating In College Students, Kelleigh E. Eastman May 2012

The “Green Eating” Project: A Pilot Intervention To Promote Sustainable And Healthy Eating In College Students, Kelleigh E. Eastman

Senior Honors Projects

The “Green Eating” Project: A Pilot Intervention to Promote Sustainable and Healthy Eating in College Students

Kelleigh Eastman

Sponsor: Geoffrey Greene, Nutrition and Dietetics

A topic of interest that is growing in the general population is the idea of being sustainable, or “green”, and there is a rising awareness in sustainable practices involving food and the environment. Some of the “green” eating behaviors identified through my research included eating a plant-based (i.e. vegetarian or semi-vegetarian) diet, eating locally grown foods, eating organically grown foods, and eating foods that are labeled fair-trade. Frequently, these “green” eating behaviors are healthful eating ...


Digital Community Voices Committee Initial Agenda, Joseph A. Santiago, Dana F. Neugent Apr 2012

Digital Community Voices Committee Initial Agenda, Joseph A. Santiago, Dana F. Neugent

Digital Community Voices Committee

The overarching goal of this committee is to encourage dialogue around diversity education while encouraging a digital media literacy skillset. This committee will serve as a hub for different departments, associations, and individuals representing a wide spectrum of populations within the URI community and will serve to manage the program in a collegial manner. The Digital Community Voices Committee will utilize writing, the production of multimedia content, and educational digital media products (E-books, TV shorts, podcasts, DVDs, and streaming videos) that showcase diversity, inclusion and community of the URI community. The target audience for the program will be the URI ...


Understanding Autism, Kaileigh J. Sweeney May 2011

Understanding Autism, Kaileigh J. Sweeney

Senior Honors Projects

Understanding Autism

Kaileigh Sweeney

Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Hames

Autism spectrum disorders are greatly misunderstood in today’s society. In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Despite this high prevalence, a great deal of the population is under the impression that a diagnosis of autism is straight forward and indicative of one set of devastating signs and symptoms. However, the severity of this disorder can range from mild to severe. According to the National Institute of Health, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders ...


Education & Awareness For The Uri Community For Lgbtiqq Issues Minutes 2-17-11, Joseph A. Santiago, Erin E. West Feb 2011

Education & Awareness For The Uri Community For Lgbtiqq Issues Minutes 2-17-11, Joseph A. Santiago, Erin E. West

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This document contains the minutes of Education & Awareness for the URI Community for LGBTIQQ Issues meeting on February, 17th 2011.


Education & Awareness For The Uri Community For Lgbtiqq Issues January 2011, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Anne Marie Vaccaro, Karen De Bruin, Andrew Winters, Erin West Jan 2011

Education & Awareness For The Uri Community For Lgbtiqq Issues January 2011, Joseph A. Santiago, Riley Davis, Anne Marie Vaccaro, Karen De Bruin, Andrew Winters, Erin West

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This document contains the minutes of Education & Awareness for the URI Community for LGBTIQQ Issues meeting on January 20, 2011.


International Development Education, Adam Crawley May 2007

International Development Education, Adam Crawley

Senior Honors Projects

Global warming, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation are perhaps three of the most daunting security challenges being faced by the United States today. How to meet these threats is the subject of endless political debate in our society, yet too often the root causes of these threats are overlooked. While the Western world is certainly responsible for the majority of emissions that contribute to global warming, it will not be long until developing nations, led by industrial powers such as China, begin to take on a more significant role in contributing to this problem. Similarly, it is these same developing nations ...


Teaching English In The Dominican Republic, Cassandra Craig May 2007

Teaching English In The Dominican Republic, Cassandra Craig

Senior Honors Projects

As thousands of immigrants and refugees are entering the U.S., and our school systems, each year, English as a second language (ESL) classes are becoming more and more necessary. As a future ESL teacher, it is crucial that I am aware of the wide variety of school environments from which they are coming. My curiosity brought me to Altamira, Dominican Republic, where I was able to experience first hand the school environment of my potential future students. Altamira is a small town located a half hour outside of Santiago, Dominican Republic. There, I was fortunate to stay with an ...