Browsing School of Education by Issue Date

Browsing School of Education by Issue Date

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  • Metzner, Barbara Stone (1983-08)
    Although college student attrition has been investigated for many decades, this phenomenon has recently assumed greater importance to faculty, administrators, and statewide planners who are concerned with the future of ...
  • Isaac, E. Paulette (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Wherever adult education takes place, the purpose is to learn. To assist adults in the learning process, it is suggested that a variety of techniques be used. Techniques that allow for participatory or interactive learning ...
  • Hansman, Catherine A. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Power relationships between mentors and protégés within formal mentoring relationships are largely ignored in research and literature concerning mentoring. The purpose of this research is to expose the imbedded power ...
  • Imel, Susan; Stein, David (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Learning that occurs in naturally forming communities can be more effective if those who engage in such groups are aware of it. Adult education practitioners who work with groups have an opportunity to assist group ...
  • Smith, Regina O.; Dirkx, John M. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Many adults express a preference for learning in small groups but often find their group experiences frustrating and dissatisfying. This tension is increasingly evident in online learning, as collaborative methods become ...
  • Martin, Larry G. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    During the past decade, state and federal policy makers have made significant changes in domestic policies that significantly affect how adult literacy programs are organized, what potential students are considered eligible ...
  • Stein, David S.; Wanstreet, Constance E. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This mixed-methods study examined factors that contributed to satisfaction with perceived knowledge gained in a distance learning environment where collaboration represents a major portion of the course structure. Giving ...
  • Merrill, Henry S. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper describes research in two arenas. First is a research project using the life course dynamics perspective as a lens to investigate the patterns and timing of life events in multiple generations within extended ...
  • Merrill, Henry S.; DiSilvestro, Frank; Young, Raejean C. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This research uses a qualitative case study approach to investigate online course instruction, and the dimensions of both learner and facilitator/instructor engagement. The research team analyzed archival data from course ...
  • Scheer, Scott D. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    All to often in adult education settings, the learning strategies and methods that we use are tailored as one size fits all. A key component of effective adult learning that can be easily overlooked is the role of adult ...
  • Solomon, Karen J. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study examined the reasons for participation in online learning among real estate professionals. The significance of this study concerns how online continuing professional education (CPE) can be focused to meet the ...
  • Sukhtankar, Prajakta; Cseh, Maria (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This paper presents a needs assessment study designed to determine the skills needed by technical translators to become successful in their work and content areas to be covered to develop these skills in a new technical ...
  • Heeter, Mark (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Peter Drucker (1999) states that “knowledge worker productivity is the biggest of the 21st century management challenges.” These traits that derail personal productivity have been identified in the responses of over 2,000 ...
  • Morris, Roger K. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Mechanics Institutes or, as they are more commonly known in the State of New South Wales, Schools of Arts are often portrayed as having been glorious failures in that they did not achieve their founding purpose. They did ...
  • Wise, Meg; Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Innovative research and development for holistic adult on-line health education (eHealth) is increasingly conducted by interdisciplinary teams of boundary spanners in grant-funded academic institutes. Typically, these ...
  • Wright, Ursula T. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Institutional ethnography draws from ethnomethodology focusing on how everyday experience is socially organized. Power is critically important as an analytic focus which crosses boundaries providing researchers a view of ...
  • Wang, Min-fen; Bakken, Lori L. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    The purpose of this project was to assess ESL clinical investigators’ learning needs for academic writing for English scholarly publication. We used a qualitative evaluation approach to examine the gap between the current ...
  • Sandford, Brian; McCaslin, N.L. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study describes the professional development activities and perceived instructional needs and best methods of delivering professional development opportunities for part-time occupational and technical program faculty ...
  • Rocco, Tonette S.; Parsons, Michael D.; Bernier, Judith; Batist, Carlos (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    The phenomenon of teaching and learning the writing for publication process was examined from the perspectives of instructors and the students.
  • Stein, David S.; Wheaton, Joe E.; Calvin, Jennifer; Overtoom, Christine (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This project examined learners’ perceptions of the learning community construct, whether learners’ online and face-to-face interactions led to the development of learning communities and whether the process of building ...

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