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Composition Matters: Multi-Context Informal Mentoring Networks for Low-Income Urban Adolescent Girls Pursuing Healthcare Careers
This study examines the composition of informal mentoring networks utilized by low-income urban adolescent girls with healthcare college and career aspirations. 60 ethnically diverse students in their third year of secondary school were included in this study. These students participated in a survey about their future educational and career plans and the persons providing support for their future plans. Results suggest that diversely composed, or multi-context, informal mentoring networks are effective in supporting adolescents in their educational and career pursuits.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009
Using Distance Technology to Sustain Teacher Education for Student Teachers in Isolated Areas: The Technology Supported Induction Network
This qualitative study evaluated the Technology Supported Induction Network’s (TSIN) effect on 15 elementary education student teachers in isolated rural schools. The TSIN provided student teachers with professional development opportunities and virtual connections to their peers and university through distance technology, including an online discussion board and compressed video.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2008
Translation processes in the design of an education for sustainable development innovations course for universities in Africa
The article describes the translation processes undertaken by the United Nations in its attempt to design an education program for sustainable development for universities in South Africa. The deliberative translation process is examined in terms of its influence on professional development and professional exchange opportunities for university teachers, which are non-traditional and responsive to diversity, history, context and risk. The article also draws on a model of Latour's actor-network theory to describe and explain the deliberative translation process in the UNEP ESD Innovations Course.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2007