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  • ATTITUDE INFLUENCERS IN C2C E-COMMERCE: BUYING AND SELLING
    ATTITUDE INFLUENCERS IN C2C E-COMMERCE: BUYING AND SELLING

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    C2C e-commerce is a growing area for interactions, and ultimately, transactions. However, very little is known about buyers and sellers in these transactions. This study examines the risk and trust of buyers and sellers by developing two attitudinal models - attitude towards purchasing (for buyers) and attitude towards selling (for sellers). Collecting 248 survey responses from undergraduate students, the results indicate that both trust of the seller and risk of the seller influence the buyer's attitude towards purchasing, but the model changes for seller's attitude towards selling, trust and attitude are combined into one variable and risk is not found to be an influence. A discussion of the implications of these findings is provided along with conclusions. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • USER ADAPTATION AND INFUSION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    USER ADAPTATION AND INFUSION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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    Today's complex information systems can be used to varying degrees by individuals. Information system infusion captures the degree to which the system is used deeply, or to its fullest extent, for improving organizational and individual performance. Theory suggests that infusion at the individual level depends on user adaptation to an information system; however, relationship between types of user adaptation and infusion has not been examined in extant research. This study draws on the Coping Model of User Adaptation to explore how various adaptation behaviors employed by information system users influence its infusion in their work. Results indicate that problem-focused adaptation behaviors directed toward changing the work-system-self dynamic promote infusion, while avoidance-oriented emotion-focused adaptation behaviors tend to diminish infusion. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • White Prescriptions? The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and Other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males
    White Prescriptions? The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and Other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males

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    White Prescriptions?: The Dangerous Social Potential for Ritalin and Other Psychotropic Drugs to Harm Black Males discusses racial trends in the "age of Ritalin" and illustrates how psychotropic medications are covertly used to control African American boys. Currently, Ritalin and other drugs such as Adderall and Sfratter are used to "control" behaviors attributed to attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and several other similar conditions; for example, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), CD (conduct disorder), and ED (emotionally disturbed).
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  • Black Megachurch Culture: Models for Education and Empowerment
    Black Megachurch Culture: Models for Education and Empowerment

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    According to Swindler (1986), culture can be defined as "symbolic vehicles of meaning, including beliefs, ritual practices, art forms, and ceremonies, as well as informal cultural practices such as language, gossip, stories, and rituals of daily life" (p. 273) Barnes remained data-driven and objective throughout this text. [...]all Black megachurches should be encouraged to become proactive as oppose to reactive to the inequities and inequalities that minorities, particularly underprivileged African American students confront throughout America.
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  • Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle for School Reform
    Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle for School Reform

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    [...]Dr. Sizemore had a reputation of being an extraordinary educator and a courageous advocate for decentralization and community-controlled schools in DC. [...]Her approach to Congress was not one of supplication and of begging. [...]Barbara created controversy when she stated that she had a higher calling than educating children, and that was uplifting Black people.
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  • Schooling Poor Minority Children: New Segregation in the Post-Brown Era
    Schooling Poor Minority Children: New Segregation in the Post-Brown Era

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    In the 20th century, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education (1954) dictated that separate schooling was not equal schooling. Bireda notes that most inequities stem from an educator's beliefs that lead to a lack of student-teacher relationships, limited educational expectations of Blacks, and denial of opportunities to take risks and develop a sense of self-worth.
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  • Racial Microaggressions: The Narratives of African American Faculty at a Predominantly White University
    Racial Microaggressions: The Narratives of African American Faculty at a Predominantly White University

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    What role does race play in the lives of fourteen African American (7 women, 7 men) faculty on a predominantly White campus? This case study focuses on their narratives which revealed that racial microaggressions were a common and negative facet of their lives on campus. Specifically, their narratives suggest interactions of microinvalidations with White colleagues and microinsults with White students. This faculty responded to racial microaggressions by creating campus change and safe space for students of color. Given the potential negative outcomes of racial microaggression, these findings suggest that work is needed to improve the campus climate for African American faculty. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • A Qualitative Inquiry on the Multidimensional Racial Development among First-Year African American College Students Attending a Predominately White Institution
    A Qualitative Inquiry on the Multidimensional Racial Development among First-Year African American College Students Attending a Predominately White Institution

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    While persistence and completion rates in postsecondary education are on the rise, gaps based on racial/ethnic demographics remain. This is particularly evident at predominately White institutions (PWIs), despite increasing enrollment of African Americans at these institutions. Previous studies have linked psychosocial health of African American students with positive educational outcomes. Using qualitative data from a study of first-year African American students at a PWI, this article examines the influence of racial identity development on the educational experiences through an interpretive theoretical framework-the Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity (MMRI). Five themes are presented, representing the influence of both internal reconceptualization of racial identity and external sources of support. Implications for policy development and future research are discussed. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • A Study of the Effectiveness of Supplemental Educational Services for Title I Students in Baltimore City Public Schools
    A Study of the Effectiveness of Supplemental Educational Services for Title I Students in Baltimore City Public Schools

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    The authors of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 anticipated that a majority of school districts or schools would not be able to attain state and national achievement standards without assistance. Consequently, the Act created a major tenet known as Supplemental Educational Services (SES) programs to improve the learning outcomes of students placed 'at-risk' and to hold public schools accountable for increasing the proficiency levels of students in reading and mathematics. This study examined whether provision of supplemental educational services significantly improved academic achievement of students in Baltimore City Public Schools after they received supplemental services. A quasi-experimental research design was utilized in this study to compare SES participants and non-participants. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • Sociocultural Theories, Academic Achievement, and African American Adolescents in a Multicultural Context: A Review of the Cultural Compatibility Perspective
    Sociocultural Theories, Academic Achievement, and African American Adolescents in a Multicultural Context: A Review of the Cultural Compatibility Perspective

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    Several theories suggest that African American culture facilitates academic achievement, but others suggest that identifying with Black culture contributes to the achievement gap by undermining the academic performance among youth. These opposing perspectives are labeled "cultural compatibility theories" and "cultural incompatibility theories," respectively. A previous review of the cultural incompatibility perspective reveals limited support for those theories. The current review of the literature complements the previous review with substantial support for the cultural compatibility perspective. Implications for theory, research, and practice addressing the racial gap in achievement by considering the cultural underpinnings of academic behavior in African American youth are discussed. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • The Strengths of High-Achieving Black High School Students in a Racially Diverse Setting
    The Strengths of High-Achieving Black High School Students in a Racially Diverse Setting

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    Robert Hill (1972) identified strengths of Black families: strong kinship bonds, strong work orientation, adaptability of family roles, high achievement orientation, and religious orientation. Some suggest these strengths sustain the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of Blacks. This study used narratives and survey data from a cohort of high-achieving Black students in a highly selective honors high school and integrated every element of Hill's Black family strengths-perspective to social/structural inequality and diversity rationale ideologies. Results revealed, upon entering the racially diverse school-setting, Black students demonstrated resilience by working through initial feelings of apprehension and establishing racial and gender solidarity through social clubs. Implications for promoting racial integration, development of resiliency, and the academic success of Black students are provided. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • Public Reciprocity in Education for Postsecondary Success (PREPS) for Students of Color: The Legal Justification and A Call for Action (Editor's Commentary)
    Public Reciprocity in Education for Postsecondary Success (PREPS) for Students of Color: The Legal Justification and A Call for Action (Editor's Commentary)

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    According to the Department of Education's (2012) report, "Revealing New Truths about Our Nation's Schools," 40 percent of the public schools with the highest Black/Latino enrollment in Prince George's County Public Schools do not offer Algebra II; however, the University of Maryland-College Park requires not only Algebra II, but also at least one year of math beyond Algebra II. [...]some public institutions in Maryland, through omission and negligence, collude to deny thousands of Black, Latino, and some White students the right to attend the state's flagship university. [...]many public high schools are not compatible with public higher education options.
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  • Assessing the Odds: Disproportional Discipline Practices and Implications for Educational Stakeholders
    Assessing the Odds: Disproportional Discipline Practices and Implications for Educational Stakeholders

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    One frequently held assumption found within the school discipline literature suggests that students of color- particularly African American, male, low-income populations- are at an increased risk of receiving exclusionary discipline sanctions. Aside from race, gender, and socioeconomic status; however, less is known about other factors that increase the likelihood of a student being excluded from classroom instruction as a result of disciplinary action. These other factors are equally important in understanding disproportional trends found in school discipline. Subsequently, the purpose of this article is to systematically explore other explanations relative to the odds of a student being suspended or expelled from school. Based on the findings from this study, recommendations to various educational stakeholders were offered. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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  • Developing a Rural Teacher Education Curriculum Package
    Developing a Rural Teacher Education Curriculum Package

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    A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest LLC (“ProQuest”) supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
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  • Teaching Elementary Children with Autism: Addressing Teacher Challenges and Preparation Needs
    Teaching Elementary Children with Autism: Addressing Teacher Challenges and Preparation Needs

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    Document Overview:
    A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest LLC (“ProQuest”) supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience. More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others.
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