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Diaz De Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
With the rapid demographic changes in the United States in general and in the state of Kansas in particular, educational institutions are challenged with a gigantic task: to educate a very diverse population with multifaceted linguistic and cultural backgrounds, needs, and challenges that is growing exponentially. To illustrate this demographic…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Change, Student Experience, Hispanic American Students
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White, Angela; Herrod, Norma – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article focuses on the Lawrence Adult Learning Center, the only program in Kansas offering Adult Basic Education. The LALC has been a program on wheels, always moving to another location. Its mission is to enable adult students to: acquire appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English Instruction
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Lukwago, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2007
Colvin Adult Learning Center (CALC) is a learning center where adults from different cultures, age groups, and different countries come together to address their educational weaknesses in order to work towards their life goals. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the community due to its history of providing quality instruction and assistance in…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J. – Educational Considerations, 2007
To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Shepard, Jewell – Educational Considerations, 2007
Every adult learning center is continually changing, reflecting demographic changes in their community and state and federal mandates. OutFront--Leavenworth's only adult learning center--is not just changing: it is closing. In this article, the author examines the impact of the closure of the adult learning center in Leavenworth, Kansas. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Program Termination
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Harris, Margaret – Educational Considerations, 2007
Wichita, incorporated in 1870 as a village, is the largest city in Kansas. Its population has increased continually. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a huge influx of refugees into Wichita. In this article, the author discusses the growth of adult basic education in Wichita and relates stories of several adult basic education students.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Educational Development, Phenomenology
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Uerling, Donald F. – Educational Considerations, 2007
Educators are generally aware that federal law protects persons with disabilities from unjustified discrimination, but they may not be familiar with the details of how these protections come into play when decisions are made about an individual's educational or employment opportunities. This article focuses on the protections that two federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Beattie, Marie – Educational Considerations, 2007
This study was exploratory, addressing a topic that has not been investigated previously: the perceptions of adolescents toward educators with physical disabilities. To do so, the researcher administered a self-developed survey to a sample of 200 public high school students in Texas. Results were reported by grade level and gender. Overall the…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Adolescent Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teachers
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Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article discusses the changing cultural fabric in Kansas. The author sees this change as an opportunity to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programming. By taking this approach, adult education will appeal not only to best practices where authentic community-based approaches are indeed more…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Immigrants, Social Change, English (Second Language)
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Doolittle, Gini; Stanwood, H. Mark; Simmerman, Herb – Educational Considerations, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the prerequisites for leadership preparation programs with regard to implementing and institutionalizing professional learning communities as an instructional strategy. First, the authors posit that as faculty they must examine and reflect on their own teaching practices and how they influence their reciprocal…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning
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Collins, Royce Ann – Educational Considerations, 2006
This study looked at specific influences on the cognitive development of adult students in two settings. The results of this study demonstrated that some students increased in cognitive complexity according to Perry's scheme. From this study, one cannot identify a single experience that is solely responsible for assisting students in developing…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Evaluation Methods, Cognitive Development
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Beachum, Floyd D.; Williams, Darrell; McCray, Carlos R. – Educational Considerations, 2006
With increased debates over various aspects of special education, it has become apparent that multicultural leadership is needed to prepare school administrators and teachers to design effective special education programs. In this article, the authors discuss several aspects of administering successful programs for multicultural students. To be…
Descriptors: Special Education, Ethnic Diversity, Special Needs Students, Leadership
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Wetig, Saundra – Educational Considerations, 2006
This author recognized that she needed to revisit her preservice teachers' practicum experience to reassess her goals, ideas, and priorities regarding how to provide a quality teaching and learning experience of her preservice teachers. As the author reflected on the practicum experience, she identified the missing link--reciprocity. The practicum…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning
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Jefferson, Anne L. – Educational Considerations, 2006
In the academic world, there is an assumption of reasonable administrative conduct. In fact, to ensure such conduct, universities, like other public institutions, may have collective agreements to reinforce this assumption. However, in some cases, the university as employer can very quick off the mark should any faculty member wander into what it…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Administration, Case Studies, Work Environment
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Everson, Susan Toft – Educational Considerations, 2006
This article presented a rationale for building partnerships into professional doctoral programs in educational leadership and a description of Saint Louis University's use of partnerships in its redesigned Ed.D. program. Although the program has been implemented, it continues to be a work in progress because of the underlying assumption that the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Doctoral Programs, Problem Based Learning, Quality Control
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