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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

"It Took My Brain Away": a Developmental Contextual Case Study of a Child With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Natili, Suzanne Elizabeth 22 May 1998 (has links)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the life of one child who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The definition of ADHD has become very broad and many children are being treated according to the label of ADHD. This study investigated the life of one eight year old boy from conception until present in order to understand the child as an individual. The research was framed in developmental contextualism and developmentally appropriate practice in a case study approach. In depth interviews and observations formed the data for the case. The study case demonstrated the need to focus on the child as an individual, and not just the label of ADHD. Recommendations were made for parenting and teaching, as well as for future research. / Master of Science

Avoiding the Dutch disease: Political settlement and institutional development in Kenya

Nagila, Humphrey Bwire 12 1900 (has links)
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) / Petroleum is undoubtedly one of the most valuable commodities in the world with an annual production worth billions of dollars, and an attempt to relate it to the slow economic performance of a country may seem far-fetched. Studies on sub-Saharan countries that produce oil have often viewed the country’s ability to govern oil from an institutionalist lens. This Thesis aims to explore the governance and management of oil resources in African states since this is the focal point between the oil-rich countries and the international community. By using a political settlement framework, I seek to further the “resource curse” discourse by challenging the new institutionalist theory which fails to adequately address the Dutch disease problem. I compare the political settlement between Ghana and Kenya and explore the dynamics of power and politics and how this relationship shapes the functionality of institutions. My analysis of the current political settlement in Kenya that is dynamic in nature, suggests that acceptable levels of elite commitment and bureaucratic capability are unlikely to be reached hence making Kenya prone to the Dutch Disease.

Desmoplastic melanoma presenting with localized hair repigmentation

Rahim, R.R., Husain, A., Tobin, Desmond J., Lawrence, C.M. January 2013 (has links)
No / Hair repigmentation is a rare event. Generalized repigmentation of age-related grey or white hair has been reported after inflammatory processes; patchy repigmentation is even more unusual. We report an 82-year-old woman who developed a patch of pigmented hair arising within an underlying solar lentigo within her uniformly grey hair. Two years later this progressed into a desmoplastic melanoma with associated lentigo maligna-like epidermal changes.

How family groups experience the Blanton Museum of Art: a case study

Piepgrass, Jessica Ann 09 September 2014 (has links)
This thesis details a study that I conducted in order to better understand family groups who visit the Blanton Museum of Art. This data is presented using a case study methodology. I interviewed and observed eight families in an attempt to better understand what brought them to the Blanton, and what they wanted to accomplish during their time at the museum. The data collected revealed six themes. Four of these themes were goals the families brought with them to the Blanton Museum of Art. One of the themes pertained to individual motivations for coming to the museum. The final theme related to the participating families use of museum resources other than the art on display. The data was meaningful in that it demonstrated that these families did have specific goals for their time at the Blanton, and the families demonstrated behaviors which served as a means to accomplishing these goals. A goal of this research was to provide me, as an educator, with a more full and rich understanding of family groups that visit museums. / text

The extent of which cases are used in teaching

Chammas, Michella January 2016 (has links)
Teaching with case studies has expanded extensively, and it is shown that this methodology is a very good manner for the learner to maintain the given knowledge, but also challenge themselves in more than one way. Teaching with cases opens up the walls of curiosity of decision making, problem solving, discussions and more. The case methodology is rich in detail which let the apprentices learn not only theoretical concepts, but practical concepts in different case situations.

Providers' responses to the patients' rights charter in South Africa: a case study in policy implementation

Raphaely, Nika Thandiwe 28 January 2010 (has links)
Thesis (M.P.H.), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009 / Abstract The Patient Rights’ Charter is one of several progressive health policies in South Africa with disappointing implementation in practice. Barriers to implementation have already been described. Policy analysis theory and empirical studies suggest that power and resistance may contribute to implementors’ responses to policies. This secondary analysis of existing semistructured interviews with health providers in Limpopo explicitly examined the influence of power and resistance on their implementation of the Patients’ Rights Charter. Open coding yielded themes of implementation experience, to which a deductive analysis applied a heuristic framework, derived from the literature, to examine power and resistance. The critical importance of implementors in translating policy into practice, and of discursive manifestations of power, were reiterated. Resonances in the data of the functionalist ‘sick role’ brought together surveillance, expert knowledge and the loss of health workers’ influential voice, in a way not previously discussed. Implications for future management strategies are considered.

Teacher Perceptions of a Full-Service Community School Strategy for Language Arts Students

Dorrman, Jaclyn Marie 01 January 2017 (has links)
Students of all abilities at a Full-Service Community School (FSCS) in northern New Jersey are not meeting federal and state accountability requirements in language arts. Research studies indicated that the FSCS strategy can improve instructional practices, which will improve academic success. For this qualitative case study, the purpose was to document and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the FSCS academic component for language arts used by 8 teachers from kindergarten to 6th grade. The conceptual framework that guided this study was grounded in the central understanding of Vygotsky and the constructivist theory of Bruner. The perceptions of language arts teachers who taught for at least two years in the district and utilized the FSCS academic component were necessary in identifying ways to improve teacher instruction. The study examined teachers' perspectives through interviews and the research questions focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the academically integrated FSCS strategy. The data was then transcribed and the data analysis of open coding was used to determine themes. The strengths included the mission, vision, and goals and the perceived weaknesses were focused on collaboration and the lack of time to collaborate. Based on the research findings it is recommended that a collaborative period be added to the master schedule to allow more opportunities to collaborate and improve instructional practices for language arts. Implementing the collaborative period may contribute to positive social change by allowing teachers and FSCS members to create common formative assessments, review student data, and lesson plan to improve instruction, which, ultimately may lead to higher levels of academic success for students in Language Arts.

A Case Study of Design and Technology in the Early Years of Schooling

Rogers, Geoffrey Arnell January 1997 (has links)
Design, make and appraise (DMA) activities form a major component of the relatively new primary curriculum area of technology education. This case study is a descriptive and interpretative account of one teacher's attempt at implementing a DMA program in a class of children in their first year of formal schooling. The study seeks to discover and explore some of the factors and structural and organisational issues that arise during the implementation of a DMA program. The research aims to expand the knowledge base of the DMA strand of technology education as the teacher attempted to grapple with the problem of translating the theoretical technology education curriculum statements into practical realities in the classroom. This study highlights the importance of the teacher, her organisation and planning and selection of appropriate teaching strategies. / Group work, continuous assessment and the provision of adequate and appropriate resources were also found to be important contributing factors. Three further issues were found to emerge from the study. Firstly there was a weak link between the children's designing stage and their making and appraising stages. Secondly, DMA has the potential to assist schools to work towards a more gender-neutral curriculum in which both girls and boys have equal access. Special education children were found to be assisted by involvement in DMA activities. And thirdly, the setting of DMA tasks was seen to be an issue that could cause difficulties. Finally, a number of implications for teachers arose out of these findings and they have the potential to improve DMA teaching and learning.

A Case Study in the For-Profit Postsecondary School Industry: Market and Student Success

Downs, Brian 01 January 2013 (has links)
Education is the best investment for human capital. The demand for higher education has created a complex milieu with interesting players. One of the most interesting developments is the growth of the for-profit postsecondary sector. A perennial misfit beside the established non-profit institutions, it has become one of the dominate forces in the world of higher education.

Practical issues of corporate restructuring¡VA study of pharmaceutical companies

Tsai, Chi-Chen 31 August 2011 (has links)
Abstract The purpose of restructuring the company into financial difficulties the company can make by corporate restructuring procedures, the company has re-rehabilitation may be an opportunity to make a comeback. Although the corporate restructuring law conception fine, but the actual success of corporate restructuring are too low, and the case company is one of the successful cases. To understand the success of the process of corporate restructuring cases in this study will use the case study method. With access to several key players in the restructuring process, the interview will collate the case a key factor in the success of corporate restructuring. The study reached the following conclusions. First, the case is due to corporate restructuring with banks' own liquidity problems operational difficulties, resulting in companies facing financial problems. Second, faced with staff that the process of restructuring, legal cases, and re-engineering business for the company who are not familiar with such challenges. Third, the restructuring strategy includes: communicating with stakeholders, dealing with litigation, research and development into new products, expand business and markets. Fourth, the case company to create value is developed and patented new products, new market development. Fifth, the case is due to the success of corporate restructuring were re-, re-engineering supervisor with the operators of perseverance, staff cohesion and trust of customers, legal affairs are handled properly and expand the market and new product development.

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