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Haselden, Polly G.; De Loach, Pamela K.; Miller, Jennifer; Campbell, Monica; Boyer, Lynn; Anderson, Nancy – Educational Considerations, 2007
Beginning educators who have disabilities may have additional challenges to face besides those commonly experienced by new teachers, challenges that are then extended to mentoring programs provided to support them. Are initial difficulties the result of their novice situation, their disabilities, or a combination of the two? What kinds of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Beginning Teacher Induction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Pasco, Becky; Adcock, Phyllis G. – Educational Considerations, 2007
The digital age is infiltrating colleges of education around the country, but while some faculty are jumping on the bandwagon and working hard to improve their own technological literacy and that of their students, other faculty are resistant, afraid that technology may "dehumanize" education. School districts around the country are investing…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technological Literacy, Teacher Education Programs, National Standards
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Wood, R. Craig; Rolle, R. Anthony – Educational Considerations, 2007
State and private agencies have attempted to determine the costs of providing an "adequate" education for public elementary and secondary students. In order to identify adequacy target expenditures, four education finance models currently are found within the education finance research literature: (1) Professional Judgment Model; (2) Statistical…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Literature, Heuristics, Expenditure per Student
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Vogel, Susan A.; Murray, Christopher; Wren, Carol; Adelman, Pamela B. – Educational Considerations, 2007
The purpose of this study was to explore the general professional experiences of educators with learning disabilities, the unique skills and challenges among this group attributable to their experience as persons with learning disabilities, and their experience of schools as an employment context. There are several important reasons to develop a…
Descriptors: Investigations, Learning Disabilities, Employment Experience, Employment Practices
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Glass, Dianne – Educational Considerations, 2007
Kansas is not typically considered a state with a great deal of diversity. In the past few years, however, Kansas has become more ethnically diverse. Kansas adult education programs could serve as a bellwether for diversity across Kansas. This article discusses the diversity in Kansas adult education programs. The author stresses the need to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Ethnic Diversity
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Cortez, Anita – Educational Considerations, 2007
The author was recently asked to reflect on her "educational journey." As far as she can remember she has been hungry to learn. A friend once described her as having "hambres atrasadas," which he described as a kind of "hunger nipping at her heels." It goes back, of course, to her parents: Her father's and her early…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Learning Motivation, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology
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Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
What are the realities of Latina adult learners? This question guided the design of this research project. Utilizing a focus group approach, six Latinas in Kansas City, Kansas, had the opportunity to speak freely about themselves and to share their stories with each other. In this article, the author focuses on the voices of these women without…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Diaz De Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
With the rapid demographic changes in the United States in general and in the state of Kansas in particular, educational institutions are challenged with a gigantic task: to educate a very diverse population with multifaceted linguistic and cultural backgrounds, needs, and challenges that is growing exponentially. To illustrate this demographic…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Change, Student Experience, Hispanic American Students
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White, Angela; Herrod, Norma – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article focuses on the Lawrence Adult Learning Center, the only program in Kansas offering Adult Basic Education. The LALC has been a program on wheels, always moving to another location. Its mission is to enable adult students to: acquire appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English Instruction
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Lukwago, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2007
Colvin Adult Learning Center (CALC) is a learning center where adults from different cultures, age groups, and different countries come together to address their educational weaknesses in order to work towards their life goals. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the community due to its history of providing quality instruction and assistance in…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J. – Educational Considerations, 2007
To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Shepard, Jewell – Educational Considerations, 2007
Every adult learning center is continually changing, reflecting demographic changes in their community and state and federal mandates. OutFront--Leavenworth's only adult learning center--is not just changing: it is closing. In this article, the author examines the impact of the closure of the adult learning center in Leavenworth, Kansas. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Program Termination
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Harris, Margaret – Educational Considerations, 2007
Wichita, incorporated in 1870 as a village, is the largest city in Kansas. Its population has increased continually. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a huge influx of refugees into Wichita. In this article, the author discusses the growth of adult basic education in Wichita and relates stories of several adult basic education students.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Educational Development, Phenomenology
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Uerling, Donald F. – Educational Considerations, 2007
Educators are generally aware that federal law protects persons with disabilities from unjustified discrimination, but they may not be familiar with the details of how these protections come into play when decisions are made about an individual's educational or employment opportunities. This article focuses on the protections that two federal…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Beattie, Marie – Educational Considerations, 2007
This study was exploratory, addressing a topic that has not been investigated previously: the perceptions of adolescents toward educators with physical disabilities. To do so, the researcher administered a self-developed survey to a sample of 200 public high school students in Texas. Results were reported by grade level and gender. Overall the…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Adolescent Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Teachers
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