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The main focus of this research was to assess the impact of a mentoring scheme in facilitating integration amongst first-year international students who come from different ethnic, cultural, sociocultural and socio-economic backgrounds so that they become effective learners. The findings indicated that international students suffer from acute disorientation in their new institution. They find the new academic and social culture daunting. The author concludes that the lessons learned from it together with many of the suggestions which emerged from the focus group discussions, are included in the current mentoring scheme. The success of the mentoring scheme facilitated the transition of first-year international students, encouraged a sense of community and actually created a community amongst the international student cohort.
Updated: Nov. 01, 2015
Analysing ‘Migrant’ Membership Frames through Education Policy Discourse: An Example of Restrictive ‘Integration’ Policy within Europe
This examination aims to deconstruct specific membership framing within Europe and boundary setting between inclusion and exclusion of certain groups in policy sectors such as education. Analysing discourse through understandings within language enables the author to see the way categories and frames are constructed and contribute to the signifying of membership. Bounded problematisations, in this case about ‘migrants’, framed by political orientations and discourses, require policy ‘solutions’. Actors then make sense of this policy and interpret ‘solutions’ in distinctive ways.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2015
This review summarizes 20 published studies on undergraduate mentoring programs from 2008 to 2012. The results indicate minimal progress has been made in these three areas. However, every study included the functions of mentoring, and most studies were guided by a theory or a conceptual framework. Finally, information on primary mentoring program components, another dimension not previously examined, was absent in 75% of studies, making replication difficult.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2015
The author argues that enrollment of a diverse student body is but a pragmatic first step toward the broader social goal of inclusion. She also asks whether motives for campus diversification are aligned with pedagogic goals. She addresses this question by focusing on inclusion, namely, organizational strategies and practices that promote meaningful social and academic interactions among students who differ in their experiences, views, and traits.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
Making Blended Instruction Better: Integrating the Principles of Universal Design for Instruction into Course Design and Delivery
Online instruction in general and blended instruction in particular have gained a sizable and permanent foothold in postsecondary educational environments. In addition, student diversity has become the norm. The purpose of the present article is to demonstrate the convergence of blended instructional techniques with the Universal design for instruction, which provides faculty with a unique opportunity to address the needs of a diverse student population.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2009
In this paper, the authors sought to understand how teachers chose to integrate a hybrid online education program in their classrooms, how students responded to this choice, and how students' experiences were influenced by the integration model chosen by the teachers. The authors discuss four integration models in the context of hybrid online education and particularly in adventure learning. Finally, the authors provide recommendations for the design, development, implementation, and integration of hybrid online education programs.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2008
Professional Development for Information Communication Technology Integration: Identifying and Supporting a Community of Practice through Design-Based Research
Research suggests effective classroom ICT integration occurs through needs-based, collaborative professional development (Chandra-Handa, 2001; Cuttance, 2001; Figg, 2000; Gibson, Oberg, & Pelz, 1999; Gross, 2000; Haughey, 2002). A community of practice (CoP) (Wenger, 1998; Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002) can be an effective mode of such collaborative professional development. Principles for this research approach are discussed and address the membership of a CoP and teacher/researcher ownership of research goals and design.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008
Working towards balance: Arts integration in pre-service teacher education in an era of standardization
The article describes the promises and pitfalls of three orientation to arts integration: making, analyzing, and balancing. While few preservice teachers create a balanced curriculum even fewer implement such lessons as student teachers. Authors recommend that teacher educators need to identify fieldwork placement supporting arts integration, and steps to be nurtured by continuing professional development.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2008