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    Moving Beyond Cultural Barriers: Successful Strategies of Female Technology Education Teachers
    (2008-01-01) McCarthy, Raymond R; Berger, Joseph B
    Women are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields of study and careers with a subset of STEM--Technology Education--possibly one of the least integrated fields for women as students and as professionals (Akmal, Oaks, & Barker, 2004; Braundy, 2004; Braundy, Petrina, Dalley & Paxton, 2000; Zuga, 1996; Zuga, 1999). What accounts for this situation and what are potential remedies? The purpose of this study was to learn about the ways in which female technology education teachers understand sources of influence on their career choices. The findings from this study are intended to provide insights into the participants; perspectives that might shed light on how to better encourage females to aspire to and enter technology education as a profession. The conclusions derived from this study may help to create a deeper understanding of how women move beyond cultural barriers and make "unexpected transitions" to become female technology education teachers. This qualitative study is based on interviews with ten female technology education teachers.
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    Training "Deep Practitioners": 50-years of the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
    (2021-01-01) Evans, David R.
    This chapter presents a brief analytic history of the initial 50 years of the Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the goal of understanding what made it possible and what can be learned from it for the future of Comparative and International Education programs in other universities. The chapter begins with the unusual context in which CIE was created and its commitment to a synergistic linkage between academics and managing funded, development education programs. The discussion then describes CIE’s defining characteristics, the challenges it faced, its current situation, and the insights that can be gleaned from its history. The chapter concludes with comments on the implications for the future shape of CE/IE graduate programs and centers at universities. The author is the Founding Director of CIE who has led the program for most of its 50-year history.
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    Certifying Adult Education Staff and Faculty
    (2011-01-01) Smith, Cristine; Gomez, Ricardo
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    How Teachers Change: A Study of Professional Development in Adult Basic Education
    (2003-01-01) Smith, Cristine; Hofer, Judy; Gillespie, Marilyn; Solomon, Marla; Rowe, Karen