17 research outputs found

    My Dear Comrade Frederickus : Walt Whitman and Fred Gray

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    Offers detailed biographical information (and two photographs) of Whitman’s close friend, Fred Gray, and examines the nature of what Whitman called the “Fred Gray Association,” “a circle of New York comrades,” some of them “highly literate and upwardly mobile,” who frequented Pfaff’s beer hall and had “ties to the nearby New York Hospital”; traces Whitman’s continuing associations with Gray and his associates throughout the poet’s life

    Civil Engineering

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    This departmental history was written on the occasion of the UND Centennial in 1983.https://commons.und.edu/departmental-histories/1008/thumbnail.jp

    Maine Alumnus, Volume 7, Number 1, October 1925

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    Contents: Resignation of Clarence Cook Little as University President --- Appointment of Harold S. Boardman as Acting Presidenthttps://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/alumni_magazines/1060/thumbnail.jp

    HILT : High-Level Thesaurus Project. Phase IV and Embedding Project Extension : Final Report

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    Ensuring that Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) users of the JISC IE can find appropriate learning, research and information resources by subject search and browse in an environment where most national and institutional service providers - usually for very good local reasons - use different subject schemes to describe their resources is a major challenge facing the JISC domain (and, indeed, other domains beyond JISC). Encouraging the use of standard terminologies in some services (institutional repositories, for example) is a related challenge. Under the auspices of the HILT project, JISC has been investigating mechanisms to assist the community with this problem through a JISC Shared Infrastructure Service that would help optimise the value obtained from expenditure on content and services by facilitating subject-search-based resource sharing to benefit users in the learning and research communities. The project has been through a number of phases, with work from earlier phases reported, both in published work elsewhere, and in project reports (see the project website: http://hilt.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/). HILT Phase IV had two elements - the core project, whose focus was 'to research, investigate and develop pilot solutions for problems pertaining to cross-searching multi-subject scheme information environments, as well as providing a variety of other terminological searching aids', and a short extension to encompass the pilot embedding of routines to interact with HILT M2M services in the user interfaces of various information services serving the JISC community. Both elements contributed to the developments summarised in this report

    Qualitative Case Study Of Parental Perspectives On Education Among A Midwest Native American Reservation And English Traveller Community

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    This qualitative study explored the perceptions of four Native American mothers and one English Traveller parent regarding their children\u27s educational experiences. A comparative case study was used with a qualitative approach that presented a framework for international comparative studies in education, which can be helpful in better understanding and meeting the needs of all learners from culturally diverse backgrounds. The case study identified the relationship between two very different cultures, schools, and demographical areas with many common similarities. Some of the most serious problems confronting Native American and Traveller children are low academic achievement, a high percentage of students identified with special needs, and a high dropout rate. Through this analysis, the comparison identified the relationship between socioeconomic conditions, culture, student achievements, and school-to-parent relationships through the eyes of the parents. All parents had a voice and maybe one day they will help educators understand how factors within the home, school, and community affect student achievement. The populations that were chosen in this study were two very diverse groups that helped to identify the relationship between the educational experiences of culturally diverse children. This qualitative study identified (a) the world of socioeconomics in education through a parental lens emphasizing how influential cultural practices are on a students\u27 academic ability, (b) the generational cycle of poverty and its recurring effects, and (c) the connection between culture, social class, and relationships. The conclusion addresses these concerns and provides recommendations in regard to how to improve the education and higher expectations for culturally diverse children, how to communicate and educate parents in a more equitable manner, and ultimately how to work to educate diverse learners. Utilizing data from the research findings titled Building Bridges, provides educational interventions that can be quite potent in raising student achievement, attainment, and parent involvement

    Toward a Model of Intercultural Warrant: A Case of the Korean Decimal Classification\u27s Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Dewey Decimal Classification

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    I examined the Korean Decimal Classification (KDC)\u27s adaptation of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) by comparing the two systems. This case manifests the sociocultural influences on KOSs in a cross-cultural context. I focused my analysis on the changes resulting from the meeting of the two cultures, answering the main research question: “How does KDC adapt DDC in terms of underlying sociocultural perspectives in a classificatory form?” I took a comparative approach and address the main research question in two phases. In Phase 1, quantities of class numbers were analyzed by edition and discipline. The main class with the most consistently high number of class numbers in DDC was the social sciences, while the main class with the most consistently high number of class numbers in KDC was technology. The two main classes are expected to differ in semantic contents or specificities. In Phase 2, patterns of adaptations were analyzed by examining the class numbers, captions, and hierarchical relations within the developed adaptation taxonomy. Implementing the taxonomy as a coding scheme brings two comparative features of classifications: 1) semantic contents determined by captions and quantity of subordinate numbers; and 2) structural arrangement determined by ranks, the broader category, presence and the order of subordinate numbers. Surveying proper forms of adaptation resulted in the development of an adaptation taxonomy that will serve as a framework to account for the conflicts between and harmonization of multiple social and cultural influences in knowledge structures. This study has ramifications in theoretical and empirical foundations for the development of “intercultural warrant” in KOSs

    The Independent, V. 24, Thursday, June 6, 1901, [Whole Number: 1353]

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    [4] p. Accept the Truth Wherever Found - Dare to Maintain the Truth. Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/independent/1155/thumbnail.jp

    The Independent, V. 24, Thursday, June 6, 1901, [Whole Number: 1353]

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    [4] p. Accept the Truth Wherever Found - Dare to Maintain the Truth. Newspaper published in Collegeville, Pa. Weekly. Contains local, national and international news, fiction and advertisements.https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/independent/1155/thumbnail.jp
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