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Gorman, Susan T.; Durmowicz, Meredith C.; Roskes, Ellen M.; Slattery, Susan P. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and in STEM leadership positions. According to the most recent data available from the National Science Foundation, in academia only 31% of full-time STEM faculty and 27% of STEM deans and department heads are women. By comparison at Stevenson…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Mentors, Females
Chan, Adrienne S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presents the narratives of women who work in the university and their experiences of silencing and institutional containment. Through these narratives, I describe the ways in which the narrators deal with being silenced, and their attempts to establish their voice in personal, public and institutional realms. Many of the narratives are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Higher Education, Employees
Varpalotai, Aniko – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper reviews the status of women in Canadian universities historically and from the perspective of faculty associations, with a focus on a case study of the author's own University and faculty union. Collective bargaining has enabled the formalization of some equity provisions within the collective agreement. A network of status of women…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Collective Bargaining, Unions
Roach, Virginia; El-Khawas, Elaine – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
In 1991 Topside University established the University Committee on the Status of Women Faculty and Librarians (UCSWFL) to identify obstacles to the professional and personal development of women faculty and librarians and to provide advice and guidance concerning initiatives to support them throughout the University. The University has focused on…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Libraries, Librarians
McGee, Janet M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Throughout history, women have faced numerous career barriers. Although significant progress has made it possible to break through the "glass ceiling," there remains a disproportionate percentage of women at the higher educational administrative positions, specifically the superintendent and high school principal roles. This study will…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Occupational Mobility, Employment Opportunities, Disproportionate Representation
Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic grouping of 15 countries whose common vision is to promote economic, social and political development and growth. Arguably, sustainable growth can be realized if there is equal access to all positions of power and influence in the area, but an investigation of 117…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, College Presidents, Regional Characteristics, Womens Education
Colmenero-Chilberg, Laura – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women's difficulty in achieving professional success in faculty positions in higher education is a continuing concern. Finding a balance between home and work responsibilities is more complex for women, and when traditional gender scripts are bent, they lead to harsher judgments from students, peers and administrators than for their male…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Sociology
Compton, Nina H.; Compton, J. Douglas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Title IX of the Education Reformation Act was passed in 1972 for the purpose of providing equality between males and females in intercollegiate sports. Since its inception the disparity between men's and women's varsity athletics programs has persisted throughout American colleges and universities. Discrimination and equal protection concerns…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Womens Athletics, Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination
Johnson, Philomena M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The key to building successful strategies as a higher education practitioner promoting 21st century green economy career awareness for women attending urban universities, demands advocating for benefits, and subverting potential barriers, to positively influence career choices. Women's career investment and returns increase when proper strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Quality of Life
Wall, Thomas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Melba Vasquez (1992), educator, and ethicist, and the President Elect of the American Psychological Association wrote, "Professionals concerned with the problems of unethical behavior believe that the strongest weapon against professional misconduct may be the education of trainees" (p. 196). It is this statement, my professional…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Clinical Psychology, Ethics
Nwokeafor, Cosmas U. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Autism is a brain development disorder that is characterized by impaired social interaction, communication, restricted and repetitive behavior which starts before a child is three years old. As a result of the outcome of set of signs such as restricted and repetitive behaviors, autism distinguishes itself from milder Autism Spectrum Disorders…
Descriptors: Etiology, Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Genetics
Jackson, Catherine A.; Woolsey, Janice D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Educating the Millennial generation, a cohort of students accustomed to rapid transmission of ideas in the digital age, has necessitated changes in traditional educational and clinical training techniques. Four innovations in curriculum and instruction are discussed which capitalize on the skills of this generational group. These are: 1)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Speech Language Pathology
Klecan-Aker, Joan S.; Colson, Karen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Reliable criterion-referenced assessments are critical as one of the first steps in evidence-based practice. These assessments must also be valid. One of the most important skills to measure in school-age children with language disabilities is the ability to organize language in the form of narratives. The purpose of this paper is to describe a…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Children, Language Impairments, Story Telling
Rosiak, John – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Safe schools are the concern of communities throughout the world. If a school is safe, and if children feel safe, students "are better able to learn. But what are the steps to make" this happen? First, it is important to understand the problem: What are the threats to school safety? These include crime-related behaviors that find their way to…
Descriptors: Violence, Child Abuse, Self Destructive Behavior, School Safety
Lowe, Danielle F. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
As a primary educator, I have witnessed the impact literature can have on a child's life. Unfortunately, in our society children are exposed to a much higher level of violence, instability, and death than in previous years. To assist children through these difficult times, it is best to provide them with an outlet of expression. "Bibliotherapy",…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Caregivers, Prior Learning, Coping
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