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Constantinou, Constantia, Ed.; Miller, Michael J., Ed.; Schlesinger, Kenneth, Ed. – SUNY Press, 2017
International librarianship stems from a desire to bring about political change, transcultural understanding, collaboration, and mutual respect. Historically, librarians have been deeply involved with challenging issues of information sharing, equity in information access, and bridging the digital divide between different socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Global Approach, Partnerships in Education
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Kaneria, A. Jyoti; Kasun, G. Sue; Marks, Beth W. – Teachers College Record, 2022
Background: Little research on Latinx students studying abroad has explored the historic sensibilities they bring to their experiences abroad related to their bordered realities. Research Purpose and Question: This study explores the experiences of Latinx students in one Mexico study abroad class session through the lenses of border theory and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Cultural Awareness
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Grzimek, Volker; Kinnamon, Eric; Marks, Melanie Beth – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
Students at two universities were surveyed in order to determine if past experiences with classroom group work impacted attitudes about this pedagogical technique. Questions related to equitable distribution of effort (personal and of other group members), impact on learning and life skills, group structure, and fairness in grading. Business and…
Descriptors: College Students, Group Activities, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Marks, Melanie Beth; Haug, James C.; Hu, Huiwen – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The authors analyze consistency between supervisors' and interns' self-evaluations based on interns' gender, time of completion (summer or academic year), and sponsor (on-campus department or off campus). Students, in general, tended to have lower ratings for computer skills, relative to supervisors, suggesting that they do not appreciate the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Internship Programs
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Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Magallanes, Rubia; Krok, Kristin; Donohue-Chase, Dina – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Effective strategies to improve health education, food choices, and physical activity are vital for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as their sedentary lifestyles and high fat diets are contributing to poor health, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension, Type II diabetes, and obesity. This study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Health Promotion, Exercise
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Willems, Melina; Acke, Frederic; Lannon, Beth; Leyssens, Laura; Maes, Leen; Marks, Luc – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2022
Intellectual disability (ID) and hearing loss are frequent comorbid conditions, although otological problems often go unnoticed until picked up by screening. In the hearing program of Special Olympics (SO), athletes with ID are screened for otological problems. By retrospective analysis of all SO meetings between 2007 and 2017, more than 100,000…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Auditory Tests, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments
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Marks, Melanie Beth; Haug, James C.; Huckabee, W. Allen – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
A survey was administered to undergraduate business students to gain insight into 34 factors influencing satisfaction, divided into curriculum matters, interaction between faculty and students, and activities beyond coursework. Students expressed a desire for experienced faculty, degree customization, and career paths through internships, with…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Grzimek, Volker; Marks, Melanie Beth; Kinnamon, Eric – Journal of Education for Business, 2014
Using survey data the authors investigate the impact of grade point average (GPA) on students' preferences for classroom group work and its structure. Topics range from general attitudes and beliefs (benefits to grades, impact on mastery of material, professors' motives) to administration (group composition, grading, peer reviews, group…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, Preferences, Hypothesis Testing
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Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Chang, Yen-Ching – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: This study examines the efficacy of a staff-led, health promotion intervention entitled "HealthMatters Program: Train-the-Trainer" Model to improve health among adults with intellectual disabilities. While data support the benefits of health promotion for adults with intellectual disabilities in controlled settings, little…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Retardation, Adults, Health Behavior
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Marks, Melanie Beth; O'Connor, Abigail H. – Journal of Education for Business, 2013
A survey was administered to college students to gain insight into their attitudes about classroom group work. Students responded that group work is generally a positive experience; however, they do not necessarily prefer it to individual assignments. Students' responses also indicated concerns about instructors' motivations for using…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Business Education, College Students
Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Heller, Tamar – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
For people with disabilities, a good health and nutrition program can have life-changing results: more energy, increased knowledge, more confidence and self-esteem, and fewer serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This innovative, easy-to-implement curriculum is the perfect way to help adults build healthy…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Metabolism, Obesity, Health Education
Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Heller, Tamar – Brookes Publishing Company, 2010
Adults with developmental disabilities are at significant risk for health problems. Effective health promotion can improve outcomes--and that's why adult day and residential agencies, schools, and other organizations need this invaluable program development guide. An urgent call to action and a start-to-finish framework for health promotion, this…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Physical Disabilities, Quality of Life
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Anderson, Lynda Lahti; Humphries, Kathy; McDermott, Suzanne; Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Larson, Sheryl – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
Historically, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have experienced health disparities related to several factors including: a lack of access to high quality medical care, inadequate preparation of health care providers to meet their needs, the social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, race and gender), and the failure…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Public Health, Access to Health Care
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Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Heller, Tamar; Wagner, Mark – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Health screenings conducted during Special Olympics competitions and games have consistently shown that a significant number of athletes with intellectual disabilities (IDs) were overweight or obese, and surveys have indicated that athletes need more fitness training than they receive from their sport practices. In 2002, Special Olympics initiated…
Descriptors: Program Design, Body Weight, Health Promotion, Pilot Projects
US House of Representatives, 2017
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce that was held to discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education. The committee has worked in recent years to make changes that will strengthen America's higher education system and help ensure a college degree is accessible and affordable.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Access to Education
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