The primary purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for
planning a preservice preparation program which would encompass the
critical issues in community college teacher education identified in
the related literature and by national and state authorities. The
secondary purpose was to suggest a plan for a community college...
The Kittlitz's murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) is a rare member of the seabird family Alcidae that breeds in coastal areas of Alaska and Beringian Russia. The species belongs to the genus Brachyramphus, an unusual seabird taxon in which all three extant species nest non-colonially, situating their nests up to 75 km...
This research covers Japanese animation and its popularity in the United States. It
focuses on hardcore fans for whom this animation has become part of their lives.
Using interviews of self-identified anime fans, this research explores how anime
fandom has become a part of American life despite originating in a...
Nursery-grown seedlings are critical for attaining reforestation and restoration success in many ecosystems, including mixed-conifer forests in the Northwest, which is the native range for Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Seedling establishment after planting depends on coordinated responses in seedling growth, physiology, and hydraulic function. The chapters in this dissertation review growth...
William James came of age at a time of great social and intellectual change
in the United States. During this period, new professional identities proliferated,
and a new culture of professionalization developed with important ramifications for
conceptions of individual and social identity. Professionalization was also closely
related to key intellectual...
School systems have an important responsibility to continuously
examine and review their educational programs to determine if the
programs satisfy the needs of the youth they serve. Systematically
collected data derived from former and present students can enable
the school system to appraise its effectiveness in fulfilling the aim