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Vol 2008 no 2

Vol 2008 no 2



Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind Mandates on Gifted Students

Sally R. Beisser 


Building and Moral Self-Cultivation in Higher Education: What Does it Mean and How Can it be Achieved?

Henrik Bohlin


Commodification of Knowledge in Developing Economy: The Case of the University of Botswana

I.S. Botshelo


Is the No Child Left Behind Act Adversely Impacting the Academic Performance of Latino Students in the U.S.?  Yes, Indeed!

Martha Casas


Enhancing The Learning Proficiency of Students in Higher Education

Erik De Corte and Chris Masui


Complexity and the Universe of Education

Alejandro J. Gallard Martínez


Beyond Insanity: Creating All Male Classrooms and Schools as a Policy Option in the Portfolio of Local School Districts

Wilhelmina D. Goff and Norman J. Johnson


“Who’s Got The Chalk?”: Beginning Mathematics Teachers and Educational Policies in New York City

Hanna Haydar


Creating Change in the Large Urban Public Schools of the United States

Ernest L. Heyman and Peter Vigil


A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of High Stakes Testing Mandates in the Elementary School

Albert Inserra and Kenneth R. Bossert


Increasing Male Academic Achievement

Barbara Talbert Jackson


Apply Deming’s Methods to K–12 Curriculum and Improve Student Achievement

Thomas F. Kelly


Blending Assessment with Standards-Based Instruction as an Approach To Adding Equity To No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Edward L. Meyen, Diana L. Greer, and John C. Poggio


Alignment in teacher education and distribution of leadership: An example concerning learning study

Ingrid Nilsson


New Problems and Solutions in Basic University Teaching
Mogens Noergaard Olesen


Biliteracy and the Attainment of Sustainable Development in Multilingual Nigeria

Chukwuemeka Onukaogu


Trends and Choices—Taiwanese and Chinese Identities: An Examination of Language and Culture Textbooks in Taiwan

Sheue-jen Ou


What Does Quality Programming Mean For High Achieving Students?

Cleo Samudzi


Why Band-Aids Don’t Work: Analyzing and Evaluating No Child Left Behind (NCLB) In Light Of Constructivist Philosophy, Theory, And Practice

Arthur Shapiro and Alana S. Thompson


Can universities survive the 21st century?

Alastair J. S. Summerlee and Jacqueline Murray


Are State and National Standards Leaving the Advanced Learners Behind? The Crisis Ahead

Sandra Watkins and Zhaohui Sheng




Sustainable mining through innovation in waste disposal

Shahid Azam


Climate Change and Sustainability: Connecting Atmospheric, Ocean and Climate Science with Public Literacy

Mary Louise Batteen, Timothy Peter Stanton, and Wieslaw Maslowski


Institutionalizing Environmental Space at the Global Level
Ton Bührs


Sustainability: A Challenge For Domestic Households In Daily Life

Elisabeth Leicht-Eckardt


Improving Campus Sustainability: The Authentic Results from Higher Education on Environmental Sustainability, Student Engagement, and Financial Effectiveness

Steven S. Kreidler,  Lane G Perry III, and  Bob J. Ault


Sustainability of Gaia: A Question of Balance

M. Y. Leclerc, E. Holland, T. Foken and N. Pingintha


Plant biotechnology helps quest for sustainability: With emphasis on climate change and endangered plants

David W.M. Leung


Evaluation of post-Kyoto frameworks focusing on sector-based approaches and national numerical targets

Ryuji Matsuhashi, Hiromasa Mori, Kohei Misumi, and Yoshikuni Yoshida


A Policy for Sustainability of Low Volume Traffic Roads in an Australian Context

Kerry John McManus


Use of the Historic Range of Variability to Evaluate Ecosystem Sustainability

Carolyn B. Meyer, Dennis H. Knight and Greg K. Dillon


Rethinking Groundwater Supplies in Light of Climate Change: How Can Groundwater be Sustainablly Managed While Preparing for Water Shortages, Increased Demand, and Resource Depletion?

Sarah J. Meyland


Wind Power and Seawater, Save Corn from Ethanol Production

Masataka Murahara


The Public Management of Water Resources in South Africa

G.J. Pienaar and E. van der Schyff


Developing Social Resilience Amidst Climate Change and Global Insecurity: Finding Peaceful Pathways to the Future 

Ruth A. Reck


Towards Energy Sustainability: A Quest of Global Proportions

Marc A. Rosen


The Link between Human Health and Sustainability

May Linda Samuel


Habitat Restoration: An Aspect of Sustainable Management

H. R. Thorpe


Correlation of Affect, Verbal Commitment, Knowledge, Locus of Control and Attitude to Environmentally Responsible Behavior in Designers of the Built Environment: Is Knowledge Enough?

Kathy Weidenboerner




Double Interpretation of History and “The War of the Monuments”: Estonia’s Case I and The War of the Monuments: Estonian Case II

Aurika Meimre and Irina Belobrovtseva


Remaking the World:  Personal Diplomacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Allies during the Second World War

Keith Huxen


State Building in the Government of Tang Taizong

Lily Hwa


Genocide and Reconciliation in Rwanda: From Complicity to Credibility

Stephen D. Lowe


Fear, Flight, Frustration and Dedicated Service: A Brief History of International Disease Control Activities, 1918-2008

Heather MacDougall


John Dewey’s Philosophy of History as a Guide to the International Order

George C. Stone


The Moral of Virginia: On Her Majesties’ Solemn Obligations to the Virginia Indian Nations

Jay Hansford C. Vest


Dead Men Walking: Soviet Elite Cemeteries and Social Control

Katya Vladimirov


The Attitude of Liberal Clergymen in Hungary to Politics in 1848/49

Péter Zakar


The Activity of the Islamic Order  al-Sanūsīyah at the Turn of the 19th Century

Zygmunt Stefan Zalewski


Human Rights Law


The Bail Jurisprudence of Ghana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia

Samuel Kwesi Amoo


The Intersection of School Desegregation and Economic Globalization in America

Frank Brown


Building an International Conscience: Great Britain and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Marvin L. Ellis


Child Poverty and Education Attainment Disparity in the State Of Alabama, (1990-2006)

Chukudi V. Izeogu


Human Rights—The Road Ahead

C.N. Krishna Naik, G.V. Prabhakar and G. Swapna Bhargavi


Managing Human Rights and Human Resources: The Dual Responsibility of Global Corporations

Jennifer Palthe


The International Law Commission and State Responsibility: Application of a Comparative Paradigm on Oil and Watercourses

Connie S. Singh




The Procession of Allusions to God In British Poetry From The Beginning:  God’s Acts And The Response Of Poets

Rob Blain


“What in me is dark/ Illumine”(PL 1:22-23):  The “Other” body of Samson Agonistes

Jane Lilly Fernandez


George Eliot’s enthusiastic bachelors: topical fictional accounts of nineteenth-century homoerotic Christian masculinities and the manhood question

Dennis S. Gouws


A Tragic Optimism:  The Existential Vacuum and God in the Poetic Vision

Barbara A. Heavilin and Charles W. Heavilin


The Agnostic Musings of African American Popular Novelist Frank Garvin Yerby
James L. Hill


Cosmopoetics and Politics:  Were Those “Unacknowledged Legislators of the World” Actually Women?
Julie L. Smith-Hubbard


The Private Servant, the Public Servant, and the “Good and Faithful Servant” in Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend

Linda M. Lewis


The Silence of God in the Modern Catholic Novel: Graham Greene and French Catholic Novelists Adopting a Pascalian Deus Absconditus Perspective
on Faith, Truth and Reason

Anne Loddegaard


God of Our Yankees: The Evolution of God in Robert Frost

Nancy Nahra


Creator and Fallen Angel: The Christian Atheism of Mark Twain

Diane M. Plotkin


Introducing Charlotte Mason’s Use of Narration

J. Carroll Smith


Flannery O’Connor’s Quest

Mattie Daniels Thomas


“Ancient Wisdom” to “Supreme Fiction”: Ideas of God in the Poetry of H.D. and Wallace Stevens

Heather Harrison Thomas


The Cleric and the Lady: The Affair of Lady Byron and F.W. Robertson

Marilyn Thomas


Heaven in a grain of sand—Patrick White’s Contemporary Vision

Cynthia vanden Driesen


Migration and Diversity


Affirmative Action, The Academy and Compromised Standards: Does Affirmative Action Lower Standards in University Hiring, Tenure and Promotion?Lawrence J. Hanks, Jas Sullivan, Sara B. Spencer and Elgin Rogers


Race, Class and Legal Risk in the United States: Youth of Color and Colluding Systems of Social Control

Nancy A. Heitzeg


Expedited Citizenship for Immigrant Soldiers: Tribute or Bounty?

Gabrielle Malfatti-Rachell


Embracing The Stranger: Hispanics, American Christianity, And Immigration

Lourdes E. Morales-Gudmundsson


Strategic Human Resources and Human Capital Development: Strategies for Managing the 21st Century Workforce

Kristie Roberts, Shamiah Woods, Allyson Earvin Richardson, Sheena Murray, Michael Moss, Mano Smith


Yankee Migration: Causes and Reverse Trends in Urbanization

Onoyom Godfrey Ukpong


The Virgin of Guadalupe: Linking the past and present by exploring the role of religion in the cultural heritage of Mexican Consciousness

Annmarie Valdes


Discounting the Value Of Federal Fencing and Minutemen watching Illegal Immigrants Crossing The U. S.–Mexican Border

A.B. Villanueva


Gentrification: The New Colonialism in the Modern Era

Jonathan L. Wharton


September 11th Aftermath Changes Traditional Sioux Movement Patterns

Daniel P. Zielske




Social Science and Religion: Epistemology, Metaphysics and Considerations of the Public Good

L.A. Duhs


Teenage Suicide Missions: The Role of Religion in the Recruitment of Young Suicide Bombers

William W. Emilsen


World Religions in War and Peace in Conflict and Concord

George F. Fry


Evolution, Religion, and Race: Critical Thinking and the Public Good

Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Gary Bailey


Science and religion as concepts: a history
Roger H. Green


A Worldly View for Preventing Tragedies in Periods of Paradigm Shift: Reviewing the Thoughts of Shan-tao and Kitarō Nishida

Masanori Matsuda and Hiromasa Akiyama


Alienated Neighbours: Interpreting the Cronulla Race Riots For Christ’s Sake

Clive Robert Pearson


Status of Modern Science and Religion

Paul S. Ramalingam


Interfaith Dialogue and Salvation:  Is there one Heaven in our Future?

Leon Strieder




Central America Central Bank: Proposal of Monetary Integration of Central America

Juan Castro


Fairer Trade & the Human Right to Development—A Perfect Match or Misconceived Twins
Jianfu Chen


Consequences of Trade Liberalization in Integration Groups Created by the Russian Federation
Katarzyna Czerewacz


Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Human Rights : Economic Analysis for Poverty Reduction in LDCs—A Survey
Atsuko Matsumura


Trade and Declining Worker Rights In Nigeria’s Textile Industry: 1997-2006
Teresa Mwuese Nmadu


Trade Liberalization and Human Rights: A Case Study of a Rural Region in Atlantic Canada
Sid-Ahmed Selouani and Habib Hamam


Arts and Sciences (Two Cultures)


Language Networks as Complex Systems
Max Kueiming Lee and Sheue-Jen Ou


Bringing the Two Cultures together through A World of Light and Color
Shabbir M. Mian, Jeffrey D. Marx and Vasilis Pagonis


Mathematics and Literature:  Educators’ Perspectives on Utilizing a Reformative Approach to Bridge Two Cultures
Suzanne J. Nesmith


Evolution of Priorities in Higher Education and R&D in the European Union: Case of Poland
Ida Musiałkowska


Invention, Technology, and the GI Bill
Robert E. Parkin


Dr. Benjamin Franklin—Embodiment of the Two Cultures: How His Example Continues to be Relevant in Today’s World
Viola Ruck


Everyone but Rizzo: Using the Arts to Transform Communities
W. Alan Smith


The Symbiotic Relationship between Liberal Studies and Science
Jim I. Unah


Women’s Issues


The Major Influences of the Boundless-Extended Family System on the Professional Experiences of Black Zimbabwean Women Leaders in Higher Education
Miriam Miranda Chitiga


Stepping out of the third wave: A contemporary Black feminist paradigm
Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic


Who Are the Women Who Have Broken Through the Military’s “Brass” Ceiling?
Darlene M. Iskra


Women’s Voices of Resistance: An Analysis of Process and Content in National Higher Education Policy
Penny A. Pasque


Literature And Ethos Of Public Space: Is There A Heaven Space For The Woman?
Anthonia I. Umoren and Rose Acholonu


A Consideration of Tenure and Its Effect on Women Faculty Members: A Proposal for Increasing Parity Between Men and Women on College Campuses
Patricia A. Wilson


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