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Elsner, Paul A. – 2000
For more than 20 years, Arizona's Maricopa Community College district has aggressively invested in and experimented with technology to improve teaching, learning, and the management of college and district services. However, Maricopa's leaders have acknowledged the ephemeral nature of its achievements in these areas and the need to keep…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
Gross, William A. – 2000
In 1983, an entrepreneurial engineering class was developed at the University of New Mexico. The course meets for 3 hours 1 evening per week for 15 or 16 sessions. Lectures, reading assignments, group work, interactive class discussions, and presentations by practitioners are used to help learners students develop the research and practice skills…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Case Studies
Goodear, Lyn – 2000
In 1997, the South West Institute of TAFE (Technical and Further Education) in Victoria, Australia, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology jointly developed an online workplace delivery model for administrative and clerical workers. The model was aligned with national standards encompassing the formal qualifications for four certificates in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Clerical Workers
Burns, Janet Z.; Hatcher, Tim; Russ-Eft, Darlene – 2000
The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Standards on Ethics and Integrity, which were first presented in 1999, constituted one of three new initiatives to take the AHRD to a new level of leadership in the HRD profession. Although the initial standards were intentionally brief and easy to read, their application in specific situations may…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Ethics, Human Resources
Brisk, Maria Estela – 1998
The rationale for using critical autobiography projects in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction is discussed, and procedures for implementation are outlined. Writing a critical autobiography involves the student's presenting a personal narrative while exploring external factors influencing his life. Critical experiences in life provide…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques
Spaventa, Lou – 1998
This paper describes an educator's decision to change careers from that of foreign service officer to teacher of English as a Second Language is traced to a December 1985 event in Korea in which the American Cultural Center in Kwangju was occupied by protesting Korean students. Analysis of this event and its effect on the educator focuses on the…
Descriptors: Career Change, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Identification (Psychology)
Aruffo, Sylvia Dawn – 1985
Four therapist-client interview transcripts of one outpatient drawn from the files of a state mental health clinic are presented, with some narrative interpretation, to illustrate the need for foreign language skills in the psychological professions. The case is of Rosa, a non-English-speaking Hispanic woman referred by a Spanish-speaking social…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counselor Client Relationship, Intercultural Communication
Woods, Claire; Dias, Patrick; Ellis, Viv – 1997
This paper asks what it means to construct classroom practice so that the expertise of students and teacher is called forth to respond to the challenge of meeting students' needs for English in the world and for the world. The paper suggests a model and metaphor of the classroom as an atelier--a place of artisanal practice in which the expertise…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Practices
Smith, J. David – 1993
This paper reviews the case of Carrie Buck, who was the first person sterilized (in 1927) under a Virginia law allowing sterilization of persons identified as incompetent and likely to genetically transmit physical, psychological, or social deficiencies to their offspring. This law was later upheld by the Supreme Court in Buck v. Bell, which…
Descriptors: Adults, Biological Influences, Case Studies, Civil Liberties
Gutenko, Gregory – 1993
Corporate television suffers from at least two "identity crises": departmental isolation, and the lack of a legitimate identity for the corporate video product itself. Video departments are not usually viewed and accepted by the organizational whole as natural evolutions of a historically defined and behaviorally integrated system. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media
Phelps, Margaret S.; And Others – 1993
This paper describes cooperative endeavors involving a team of researchers and the staff of two rural school districts. In early 1990, the researchers asked teachers and administrators in an economically distressed rural Tennessee district (pseudonym Iris) to participate in a study determining school, community, and family characteristics related…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research
Novak, Janet – 1991
This paper presents an elaboration of the relationship between politics and music video, to discern if the political climate impacts upon the cultural landscape. The paper analyzes in detail Don Henley's "The End of Innocence" because Henley is a prominent political activist and views music as a vehicle for change. The paper also makes…
Descriptors: Activism, Ambiguity, Case Studies, Change Agents
Scott, Robert A. – 1990
This speech presents strategies to encourage international and multi-cultural education on college campuses. Six areas are listed that offer opportunities to improve and support internationalizing the curriculum and the campus as well as offer leverage for institutional change. Next, the principles used for international and multi-cultural…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Stevenson, Michael; Walleri, R. Dan – 1983
The role of institutional research in the creation and operation of an information center is discussed, along with the ways in which the spread of information centers within higher education is likely to influence the future development of institutional research. Forces leading to the emergence of information centers are advances in computer…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Databases
Benedict, Kennette M. – 1982
Right-wing protests in four suburban Illinois school districts are analyzed in this paper. Two questions are asked: How do administrative organizations respond to protest from extremist groups? Under what conditions do administrators acquiesce to protestors' demands? Three major findings emerged. The first was that the more uncertainty…
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Case Studies
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