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Charleston, LaVar J.; George, Phillis L.; Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; Berhanu, Jonathan; Amechi, Mauriell H. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2014
Women in the United States have long been underrepresented in computing science disciplines across college campuses and in industry alike (Hanson, 2004; Jackson & Charleston, 2012). This disparity is exacerbated when African American women are scrutinized. Additionally, prior research (e.g., Hanson, 2004; Jackson & Charleston, 2012;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Computer Science, Computer Science Education
Charleston, LaVar Jovan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As a result of decreasing degree attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the United States is undergoing a shortage in the STEM workforce that it has not encountered since the mid-1950s (ACT, 2006; Gilbert & Jackson, 2007). Moreover, as computer usage cuts across diverse aspects of modern culture, the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Academic Degrees, Student Educational Objectives, African American Education
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Charleston, LaVar J. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2012
According to Pearson (2002), minority groups are not well represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. Among these underrepresented groups are African Americans. To ensure the economic vitality of the STEM workforce in the United States, it is imperative to broaden participation in STEM-related fields and…
Descriptors: Computers, African Americans, Grounded Theory, Career Choice
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Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2014
According to the National Science Foundation (NSF; 2006), science and engineering jobs constitute a growing sector of the United States economy. The number of science and engineering degrees has lagged behind this occupational growth. In describing Wisconsin's technology profile, Winters, Strang, and Klus (2000) report that the state is nationally…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Research Methodology, Regional Characteristics
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Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E.; Escobar, Barbara; Jackson, Jerlando F. L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mentors, Tenure
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Schoessow, Kimberly A.; Gilbert, Leah M.; Jackson, Mary Lou – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2010
Central scotomas--areas of the nonseeing retina within the central 20 degrees of the visual field--are present in approximately 90% of vision rehabilitation patients. They vary in size and shape and can be small or large, symmetrical or asymmetrical, round or irregularly shaped. Most central scotomas border fixation on one side and can be overcome…
Descriptors: Intervention, Partial Vision, Vision, Patients
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Rosen, Yigel, Ed.; Ferrara, Steve, Ed.; Mosharraf, Maryam, Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
Education is expanding to include a stronger focus on the practical application of classroom lessons in an effort to prepare the next generation of scholars for a changing world economy centered on collaborative and problem-solving skills for the digital age. "The Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development"…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Problem Solving, Skill Development
Hill Top Spectrum, 1987
The four issues contain articles on the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities (LDs). Article titles and authors include: "Learning Disability Specialist Looks at Foreign Language Instruction" (Elissa Fisher); "Physician Questions Reliability of Central Auditory Processing Tests in Diagnosing LD" (Daniel Schwartz); "Educator Urges…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Auditory Perception, Auditory Tests, Clinical Diagnosis
Thomas, Frances S., Ed. – 1984
Each of the eight chapters of this report on life conditions of blacks living in Michigan addresses a different issue. The chapter titles (and their authors) are as follows: (1) "A Demographic Overview of Blacks in Michigan" (Maxie C. Jackson, Jr.); (2) "The Economic Status of Blacks in Michigan" (Karl D. Gregory); (3)…
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Employment, Black Population Trends, Black Youth
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Gilbert, Jackie; Carr-Ruffino, Norma; Ivancevich, John M.; Lownes-Jackson, Millicent – Public Personnel Management, 2003
Undergraduates (n=127) read career histories (including photographs) of fictitious employees in a 2x2x2 design depicting job type (engineer/human resources), ethnicity (Asian or African American), and gender, with the same qualifications and performance information. African-American males were rated most negatively on work characteristics;…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bias, Competence, Ethnic Stereotypes
Reynolds, Arthur J., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.; Weissberg, Roger P., Ed. – 1999
In recent years, issues affecting children and youth have received increased attention at the national and local levels, with numerous reports detailing challenges and offering solutions. Targeted toward policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and those seeking understanding of ideas for social and educational reform, this book focuses on promising…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Change Strategies, Child Development
Tainsh, Mark, Ed.; Izard, John, Ed. – 1994
This collection of 19 papers offers an Australian perspective on behavior management and behavior change of children and youth with emotional and/or behavior problems. Papers are presented in two sections: national and regional perspectives, and programs and strategies for different contexts. Titles and authors include: "An Evaluation of…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
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Waggener, Shelton M.; Rowe Theresa; Rickards, Janice; Hites, Michael; Fischer, Dwight; Bielac, John A.; Gonzales, Gilbert R.; Gonick, Lev S.; Wheeler, Brad; Jackson, Gregory A.; Voss, Brian D.; Hogue, Willliam F.; Katz, Richard N. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2007
Information technology in higher education is currently undergoing a bit of an identity crisis. Although IT is known as the go-to group when an academic research, or administrative problem needs a technical solution, IT teams exist in so many places on today's campus that for many in the campus community it is no longer clear who should be…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Centralization
Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed. – 1999
The program of the 130th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) explored the leadership challenges posed by the juxtapositions of cooperation and competing priorities in a consortial environment. Following an opening and welcome (Gloria Werner, ARL Presiding President), and a Keynote Address, "Defining Successful…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Competition, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
Dembowski, Frederick L., Ed.; Lemasters, Linda K., Ed. – NCPEA Publications, 2006
This is the 2006 National Council of Professors of Educational Administration "NCPEA" Yearbook. This yearbook is being distributed to all of the registered participants of the 2006 NCPEA Summer Conference, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky. "Unbridled Spirit" is the motto for Kentucky, hence inclusion in the title for the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Urban Schools, Graduate Students, Andragogy