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  • The Story of the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Reforms in Zambia: 1994-2008 

    Mukuni, Joseph Siloka (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-16)
    The Story of Technical Education, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Reforms in Zambia is a case study about reforming a technical education and vocational training system of a developing country. The case ...
  • Improving special education teacher quality and effectiveness 

    Billingsley, Bonnie S.; Bettini, Elizabeth (Routledge, 2017-05-25)
    The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education.
  • Center for Humanities Summer 2020 Newsletter 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020)
    This newsletter promotes humanities research and upcoming programming at the Center for Humanities.
  • Examining the Factor Structure of the Home Mathematics Environment to Delineate Its Role in Predicting Preschool Numeracy, Mathematical Language, and Spatial Skills 

    Purpura, David J.; King, Yemimah A.; Rolan, Emily; Hornburg, Caroline Byrd; Schmitt, Sara A.; Hart, Sara A.; Ganley, Colleen M. (2020-08-06)
    A growing body of evidence suggests that the ways in which parents and preschool children interact in terms of home-based mathematics activities (i.e., the home mathematics environment; HME) is related to children's ...
  • News2Note, October 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020-10)
    The October 2020 issue of News2Note, the academic newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, published monthly during the academic year.
  • Experimental and Statistical Investigation of Reservoir Properties with the Effect of Waterflooding Treatment 

    Li, Zihao; Du, Chenguang; Tang, Yongqiang; Li, Xiangming (2020-08-25)
    An oilfield reservoir over long-term operation may have different petrophysical information, which has a significant impact on oilfield maintenance and finance. Successful oilfield enhanced oil recovery benefits a lot from ...
  • Gateway or Cul de Sac? Using Big Data to Assess Legal Recreational Marijuana and Changes in the Use of “Hard” Drugs 

    Perdue, Robert Todd; Hawdon, James (The North Carolina Sociological Association, 2019-09-30)
    Does legalizing marijuana result in decreased narcotic use as legalization proponents and some researchers claim? Or, conversely, does legalizing marijuana provide a gateway for experimentation and future “hard” drug use ...
  • Near-Native Sociolinguistic Competence in French: Evidence from Variable Future-Time Expression 

    Gudmestad, Aarnes; Edmonds, Amanda; Donaldson, Bryan; Carmichael, Katie (Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, 2020)
    This study aims to advance the understanding of sociolinguistic competence among nearnative speakers and to further knowledge about the acquisition of variable structures. We conduct a quantitative analysis of variable ...
  • On the role of the present indicative in variable future-time reference in Hexagonal French 

    Gudmestad, Aarnes; Edmonds, Amanda; Donaldson, Bryan; Carmichael, Katie (University of Toronto Press, 2018)
    This study investigates variable future-time expression among native speakers of Hexagonal French who participated in informal conversations. The quantitative analysis is the first to examine the inflectional future, ...
  • A Long and Winding Road: Dementia Caregiving With Grit and Grace 

    Roberto, Karen A.; McCann, Brandy Renee; Blieszner, Rosemary; Savla, Jyoti S. (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Background and Objectives: Many dementia caregivers provide care for numerous years. Exhibiting grit, or commitment and persistence in the face of adversity, may bolster their ability to manage caregiving challenges. We ...
  • A Successful Experiment in Participatory Science for Promoting Change in a French Industrial Region 

    Allen, Barbara L. (Society for Social Studies of Science, 2017)
    The author and her team worked with the residents in an industrial area in France to produce a participatory epidemiological study about their health. The final report, drafted with input from the citizens, attracted the ...
  • An Agenda for Open Science in Communication 

    Dienlin, Tobias; Johannes, Niklas; Bowman, Nicholas David; Masur, Philipp K.; Engesser, Sven; Kümpel, Anna Sophie; Lukito, Josephine; Bier, Lindsey M.; Zhang, Renwen; Johnson, Benjamin K.; Huskey, Richard; Schneider, Frank M.; Breuer, Johannes; Parry, Douglas A.; Vermeulen, Ivar; Fisher, Jacob T.; Banks, Jaime; Weber, René; Ellis, David A.; Smits, Tim; Ivory, James D.; Trepte, Sabine; McEwan, Bree; Rinke, Eike Mark; Neubaum, German; Winter, Stephan; Carpenter, Christopher J.; Krämer, Nicole; Utz, Sonja; Unkel, Julian; Wang, Xiaohui; Davidson, Brittany I.; Kim, Nuri; Won, Andrea Stevenson; Domahidi, Emese; Lewis, Neil A.; de Vreese, Claes (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    In the last 10 years, many canonical findings in the social sciences appear unreliable. This so-called “replication crisis” has spurred calls for open science practices, which aim to increase the reproducibility, replicability, ...
  • News2Note, September 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020-09)
    The September 2020 issue of News2Note, the academic newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, published monthly during the academic year.
  • From Kerry to Chiconcuac: Marie Jones’s Stones in His Pockets and Sabina Berman’s eXtras 

    Bixler, Jacqueline E. (2020-05)
    This article focuses on the Mexican play, eXtras, Sabina Berman's translation and adaptation of the Irish hit play Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones. Linda Hutcheon, Thomas Leitch, and other contributors to adaptation ...
  • Profile of an Elementary STEM Educator 

    Bowers, Sharon W.; Williams, Thomas O., Jr.; Ernst, Jeremy V. (Springer Open, 2020)
    Recent developments in initiatives, standards, and legislative agendas have led to increases in the number of STEM educators, in particular elementary STEM educators. This study investigates and reports the characteristics ...
  • Developing Workforce Skills in K-12 Classrooms: How Teacher Externships Increase Awareness of the Critical Role of Effective Communication Bradley Bowen 

    Bowen, Bradley D.; Shume, Teresa (Springer Open, 2020)
    This study investigates how participating in a teacher externship program increases the awareness of how effective communication plays a critical role in an industrybased environment. It also studies the teacher participants’ ...
  • News2Note, August 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020-08)
    The August 2020 issue of News2Note, the academic newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, published monthly during the academic year.
  • Technologies, Ethics and Journalism’s Relationship with the Public 

    Duncan, Megan; Culver, Kathleen Bartzen (Cogitatio Press, 2020-07-27)
    Drones can provide a bird’s eye view of breaking news and events that can be streamed live or used in edited news coverage. Past research has focused on the training and ethics of journalists and drone operators. Little ...
  • Neural correlates of working memory training: Evidence for plasticity in older adults 

    Iordan, Alexandru D.; Cooke, Katherine A.; Moored, Kyle D.; Katz, Benjamin; Buschkuehl, Martin; Jaeggi, Susanne M.; Polk, Thad A.; Peltier, Scott J.; Jonides, John; Reuter-Lorenz, Patricia A. (2020-08-15)
    Brain activity typically increases with increasing working memory (WM) load, regardless of age, before reaching an apparent ceiling. However, older adults exhibit greater brain activity and reach ceiling at lower loads ...
  • Envisioning Resilience through The Ume Group’s Inaugural Online Playback Theatre Event 

    Rosin, Jordan (2020-07-24)
    Theatre across the globe faces difficult choices for how to best connect with their audience while staying safe. Some academic theatre programs produced Zoom performances and/or radio plays in the last few months, professional ...

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