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Hopper, Peggy F. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
After hearing reminisces from her parents about childhood adventures that took place in the 1930's Mississippi Delta, the author, Peggy F. Hopper, decided to document these stores in two children's books, "Peggy Sue and the Pepper Patch" and "The Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt Hollumway Jones and John Hart: Chasing Bandits."…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Nonfiction, Story Telling, Time Perspective
Karakas, Scott L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In his landmark 1959 Rede lecture and subsequent publication, physicist Charles Percy Snow expressed concerns over what he saw as a growing rift between scientific and literary scholarly communities (Snow 1959). In the 50 years since that time, scholars and other commentators have expended a great deal of intellectual capital in the analysis of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Sciences
Waldron-Moore, Pamela; Jacobs, Leslie R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Of all the social constructs impacting the contemporary world, gender is perhaps the most pervasive and the most insidious. Its inequities creep into our everyday lives with impunity. Across the globe, gender construction has evoked challenge, undergone reform and, in some instances, transformed thinking in societies. Yet, for all the gains made…
Descriptors: Females, Employment Opportunities, Sex Fairness, Higher Education
Clark, Catherine D.; Hill, Janeen M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Most women entering tenure-track positions in the sciences do so in their late twenties or early thirties after completing a graduate degree and post-doctoral training. Tenure-track positions usually span a six or seven year probationary period during which time institutions expect unlimited commitment from the tenure-track candidates to their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Females, Tenure, Women Scientists
Boyd, Tammy; Cintron, Rosa; Alexander-Snow, Mia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Much has been written about the trials and tribulations of junior tenure-track faculty; much has also been written about the difficulties faced by women and minority faculty. However, there is very little research about the experiences of minority women faculty who are also tenure-earning, but untenured; what little research does exist tends to…
Descriptors: Tenure, Women Faculty, Females, Personal Narratives
Washington, Christa Ellen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine perceived career barriers of women in entry-level and mid-level positions who were formally and informally mentored. Research studies have found that mentoring can yield positive outcomes; however, there is limited research on how mentoring style impacts career advancement. The primary research questions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Barriers, Supervisory Methods
Bingham, Teri; Nix, Susan J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This study examines the perceptions of female faculty members in higher education to ascertain their views regarding gender bias in the workplace. A questionnaire was used to collect data from the participants regarding their beliefs of the value and productivity of their work, possible disparity in treatment based on gender, constraints put on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Females, Gender Bias
Mentkowski, Marcia; Rogers, Glen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
We argue that (1) faculty and other academic professionals who educate undergraduate women in capabilities such as effective communication, teamwork, and leadership that are integrated with the disciplines (e.g., biology, history, fine arts) and professions (e.g., education, nursing, management) indirectly assist their students to confront gender…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Females, Program Effectiveness, Sex Fairness
Fox-Wolfgramm, Susan J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presentation will focus on the application of self leadership and strategic management concepts to help make sense of the current global financial crisis and its critical connection with our future business professionals' perceptions of ethical behavior. The author will explore ideas that lead to the strengthening of business students'…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Business Skills
Kimberley, Dennis – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The intent of this paper is to contribute to scholarship, knowledge and public policy regarding child maltreatment and parenting capacity within the context of parental substance use and abuse. One goal is to give voice to the children who have moved to, or who are approaching, the threshold for needing a type of protection that is neither…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Public Policy, Social Work
Penrod, Lynn – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This article focuses on a typical law and literature jurisprudence seminar and the use of literary texts in this type of class to foster the development of "ethical sentiments" in future legal practitioners. While the majority of jurisprudence courses within a standard law curriculum tend to use political theory, philosophical, or socio-cultural…
Descriptors: Law Students, Seminars, Ethics, Lawyers
Ponder, Fred T.; Slate, John R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In this investigation, the authors surveyed graduate students (n = 129) in counseling and psychology regarding the extent to which addiction was present in their families. A high percentage of respondents, particularly females, reported that their families had alcoholism/drug addiction present. A statistically significant difference was yielded…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Substance Abuse, Females, Drug Addiction
Dehn, Julia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The consequences of substance abuse and addiction are profound and depredating. The desolation is incalculable in estimating the psychological damage and trauma inflicted on the children of addicted parents. According to studies and statistics gathered by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, "there are more than 20 million children…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Self Efficacy, Well Being, Alcoholism
Canadas, Alejandro – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The current financial crisis not only brought us high levels of unemployment, abrupt international disruption in economic growth, disinflation of assets prices and a dry up in the credit markets, among many other things; but it also brought us a crisis in the theory of economics and finance. Even though, a discussion concerning "a crisis in the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Ethics, Banking, Risk
Abadie, Ben R.; Brown, Stanley P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The detrimental effects of physical inactivity within children have enormous personal health consequences. These health conditions have the potential to impact the economic vitality of society as a whole. Studies have indicated that inactive children are far more likely to suffer from obesity, type II diabetes, and hypertension than their…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activity Level
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