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NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL

2007 VOLUME 28 #2

CONTENTS

 

Michael O. Adams, Gbolahan S. Osho, Texas Southern University
A Comprehensive Evaluation of Mad-Cow Disease: Evidence From Public Administration Perspective

1

Phani Tej Adidam, University of Nebraska at Omaha,
Agne Reizgeviciute, Kansas State University
The Importance of Color in Global Marketing

9

Holly Anderson, Jack Hourcade, Boise State University
What Were You Thinking! Gender-Based Cognitive Differences in Boys and Girls

17

Nurun Begum, Larry A. Vold, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Practice to Theory to Practice; Changing Perceptions and Developing Teaching Skills of Preservice Students in an Urban  Setting

24

Linda Bennett, University of Missouri – Columbia
Susan B. Serota, Westminster College
The Impact of Teaching Philosophy on Instructional Strategies: Reflections of Fine Tuning an Online Graduate Course

32

Gregg Brownell, Nancy Brownell, Bowling Green State University
Using Technology/Media to Marry Social Science and the Humanities

42

Frank D’Angelo, Bloomsburg University,
Robert Zemanick, Nazareth Area School District
The Twilight Academy – An Alternative Education Program that Works

49

Kevin L. Dooley, Monmouth University
Reshaping Identity: The Impact of Globalization and the Rise of American-English

54

Reed Geertsen, Young-Taek Kim, Utah State University
Linda Hodges, University of Phoenix
Mortality Risk Factors and Expectations for Survival among Young-Old and Old‑Old Americans

63

Robert Marie Ike, Lincoln University
Welfare-to-Work Implementation: The New Face Paternalism?

75

E. Jane Irons, Nancy L. Carlson, Lamar University
Paige Mask, Stephen F. Austin State University
Pedagogy Differences Found Between Traditional and Alternative Prepared Teachers

83

Robert C. Koettel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Recurring Themes in Dream Records

88

Peter Kwok Chei Li, University of Akron
Training Agendas for Social Workers in a Culturally Sensitive Practice

93

Paul S. Lieber, University of  South Carolina,
Jeffrey T. Schulz, Central Community College
A Comparison of Reported Volunteer Rates Between Blacks and Whites in a Mid‑Size, Southern City

101

H.R. Mahood, Ramona M. Mahood, The University of Memphis
Think Tanks and Public Policy: The Politics of Expertise

119

Robert McClure, St. Olaf College, Linda Gatlin, Walden University
Assessment of Online Learning Environments Using the OCLES(20)

127

Martin Milkman, Barry T. Brown, Murray State University
Enhancing Student Learning in Economics Through the Use of Personal Response Systems

133

Melvyn C. Raider, Wayne State University
Family Therapy with Poverty Level African-American Families

137

Seymour J. Schwartz, Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Expectations, Accountability, and the Need for Educational Reform: Living in a Fool’s World

144

Andrea J. Shelton, Texas Southern University,
Teresa G. Laird, Northeastern State University
Non-Traditional Commuter University Students: Patterns of Alcohol Use and Negative Consequences

154

Daisy B. Wall, William E. Snizek, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Desktop Graffiti: An Unobtrusive Measure of Student Culture and Campus Climate
 

159

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