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Colmenero-Chilberg, Laura – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women's difficulty in achieving professional success in faculty positions in higher education is a continuing concern. Finding a balance between home and work responsibilities is more complex for women, and when traditional gender scripts are bent, they lead to harsher judgments from students, peers and administrators than for their male…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Sociology
Compton, Nina H.; Compton, J. Douglas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Title IX of the Education Reformation Act was passed in 1972 for the purpose of providing equality between males and females in intercollegiate sports. Since its inception the disparity between men's and women's varsity athletics programs has persisted throughout American colleges and universities. Discrimination and equal protection concerns…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination
Johnson, Philomena M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The key to building successful strategies as a higher education practitioner promoting 21st century green economy career awareness for women attending urban universities, demands advocating for benefits, and subverting potential barriers, to positively influence career choices. Women's career investment and returns increase when proper strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Quality of Life
Wall, Thomas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Melba Vasquez (1992), educator, and ethicist, and the President Elect of the American Psychological Association wrote, "Professionals concerned with the problems of unethical behavior believe that the strongest weapon against professional misconduct may be the education of trainees" (p. 196). It is this statement, my professional…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Clinical Psychology, Ethics
Nwokeafor, Cosmas U. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Autism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive behavior which starts before a child is three years old. As a result of the outcome of set of signs such as restricted and repetitive behaviors, autism distinguishes itself from milder Autism Spectrum Disorders…
Descriptors: Etiology, Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Genetics
Jackson, Catherine A.; Woolsey, Janice D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Educating the Millennial generation, a cohort of students accustomed to rapid transmission of ideas in the digital age, has necessitated changes in traditional educational and clinical training techniques. Four innovations in curriculum and instruction are discussed which capitalize on the skills of this generational group. These are: 1)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Speech Language Pathology
Klecan-Aker, Joan S.; Colson, Karen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Reliable criterion-referenced assessments are critical as one of the first steps in evidence-based practice. These assessments must also be valid. One of the most important skills to measure in school-age children with language disabilities is the ability to organize language in the form of narratives. The purpose of this paper is to describe a…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Children, Language Impairments, Story Telling
Rosiak, John – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Safe schools are the concern of communities throughout the world. If a school is safe, and if children feel safe, students "are better able to learn. But what are the steps to make" this happen? First, it is important to understand the problem: What are the threats to school safety? These include crime-related behaviors that find their way to…
Descriptors: Violence, Child Abuse, Self Destructive Behavior, School Safety
Lowe, Danielle F. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
As a primary educator, I have witnessed the impact literature can have on a child's life. Unfortunately, in our society children are exposed to a much higher level of violence, instability, and death than in previous years. To assist children through these difficult times, it is best to provide them with an outlet of expression. "Bibliotherapy",…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caregivers, Prior Learning, Coping
Knight-McKenna, Mary – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Preventing reading difficulties in the early grades has been a topic of interest for more than a decade. Research has clearly delineated the components needed for early literacy programs to be effective in teaching nearly all children to learn to read. Teacher educators have a responsibility to ensure that candidates gain extensive knowledge about…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Education Courses, Literacy Education, Prevention
Holmqvist, Mona; Tullgren, Charlotte – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Research on learning has shown the importance of the learner's possibilities to discern what differs as well as what is similar when meeting new phenomena. But how does this kind of understanding develop when young children try to understand their environment in natural settings? The results of Tolchinsky's research (2003) about young children's…
Descriptors: Numbers, Young Children, Arithmetic, Emergent Literacy
Boudreau, Kathryn E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Slam poetry, being not just recitation or memorization, affords children the opportunity to express their own personal cultural experiences and values. Slam is a spoken word performance; a competition among poets. Audience commentary is ongoing during the performance and vigorous audience participation is essential in a slam format. The founders…
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Poetry, Emergent Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education
Heitzeg, Nancy A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
In the past decade, there has been a growing convergence between schools and legal systems. The school to prison pipeline refers to this growing pattern of tracking students out of educational institutions, primarily via "zero tolerance" policies, and, directly and/or indirectly, into the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems. The school to…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Civil Rights, Violence, Correctional Institutions
Hauck, Rita M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
As a parent of teenagers in the 1980s, I recall a concern of the intrusion by MTV into our home. After futile attempts to block the program, my spouse and I set out to convince our sons of its intrusion. Our challenge was miniscule when compared to the Internet privacy issues of today. This paper addresses such challenges and proposes some…
Descriptors: Internet, Privacy, Social Networks, Social Responsibility
Davis, Nancy L.; Rainey, William – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The idea of education in nineteenth-century women's writing revolves around social class, social mores, and the subtleties of the writer's imagination. Nowhere can this be seen more vividly and thoroughly than in Charlotte Bronte's novel, "Jane Eyre". The book's opening scene, striking in its symbolic detail, highlights and foreshadows the…
Descriptors: Novels, Nineteenth Century Literature, Womens Education, Educational History
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