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Publication date: 1 June 2011

Sean Robinson and Veronica Franklin

Research on the socialization experiences, professional development, and success of students and faculty have generally emphasized the importance and role of advisors as…

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Research on the socialization experiences, professional development, and success of students and faculty have generally emphasized the importance and role of advisors as the support mechanism for graduate or doctoral students (e.g., Baird, 1995; Bargar & Mayo-Chamberlain, 1983; Gardner, 2009; Golde, 2001; Lovitts, 2001; Tinto, 1993; Zhao, Golde, & McCormick, 2005), rather than the role that mentoring and support can have for undergraduate students. King (2003) defines mentoring as a relationship that “suggests a level of personal interaction, nurture, and guidance that exceeds the requirements of ‘good enough’ research advising” (p. 15). King further states that “rather than being concerned solely with the student's completing the dissertation or developing technical competence, the mentor is concerned with promoting a broader range of psychosocial, intellectual, and professional development” (p. 15). King's definition should not be confined to just students at a doctoral level. If we assume that the decision to attend college occurs for both personal and professional reasons, then it stands to reason that providing a different level of support and mentoring should also enhance both the personal and the professional aspects the academic experience for those involved, regardless of academic level. Thus, the one tool that could have lasting and profound effects for the academic success of African American women that clearly seems to be lacking is mentoring.

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Support Systems and Services for Diverse Populations: Considering the Intersection of Race, Gender, and the Needs of Black Female Undergraduates
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-943-2

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Support Systems and Services for Diverse Populations: Considering the Intersection of Race, Gender, and the Needs of Black Female Undergraduates
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-943-2

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Publication date: 1 September 1997

Jon Franklin Ramsoomair

Documents the sequence of steps taken in setting up a cross‐cultural management course, and making extensive use of the Internet to add to the reality of the experience…

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Documents the sequence of steps taken in setting up a cross‐cultural management course, and making extensive use of the Internet to add to the reality of the experience for fourth‐year and MBA students who, like most university students, have access to the Internet, a communication medium that allows inexpensive contact with other cultures.

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Internet Research, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

Joe Ryan

Identifies key activities that network users can perform in orderto use the network effectively. Offers recommended reading, frombeginner to expert user status. Explains…

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Identifies key activities that network users can perform in order to use the network effectively. Offers recommended reading, from beginner to expert user status. Explains some commonly used terms (e.g. Turbo Gopher with Veronica!). Lists useful Internet resources.

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Internet Research, vol. 3 no. 2
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ISSN: 1066-2243

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Reference Reviews, vol. 14 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 12 no. 4/5/6/7
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ISSN: 0144-333X

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Publication date: 15 October 2013

Pamela Ray Koch and John Carl Koch

We discuss adoption as a diverse family structure in America. Adoption has existed in some form throughout the history with the portrayal varying by historical epoch…

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We discuss adoption as a diverse family structure in America. Adoption has existed in some form throughout the history with the portrayal varying by historical epoch. Adoption has been both disparaged and idealized to perpetuate the interest of elite players. This chapter discusses adoption in terms of the changing demographic which 21st century families face. In this manuscript, we first discuss the history of adoption in the United States including its impact as social control of premarital sex. Then the three players in the adoption triad are discussed and analyzed. Finally, we highlight how demographics of race, class, gender, and sexuality impact the adoption experience by 21st century families. Specifically, we explore the recent National Survey of Adoptive Parents from the United States Center for Disease Control and look at the modern adoption experience

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Visions of the 21st Century Family: Transforming Structures and Identities
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-028-4

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Publication date: 1 May 1994

R.E. Leon

This paper draws attention to the value of a new generation of information servers as a tool for human communication. Section I introduces the notion that the Internet is…

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This paper draws attention to the value of a new generation of information servers as a tool for human communication. Section I introduces the notion that the Internet is heralding a new era in communications, where peoples of different age and background are able to communicate with each other without barriers of distance or time. Section 2 examines the client‐server architecture which, together with the advent of graphic user interfaces, made possible a new generation of distributed, platform‐independent information servers. Four of the new generation servers are discussed in the remaining sections, namely Archie, gopher, WAIS and the World Wide Web, as well as video‐conferencing with CU‐seeMe.

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Online and CD-Rom Review, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1353-2642

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Publication date: 7 December 2017

Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds

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The Stalled Revolution: Is Equality for Women an Impossible Dream?
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-602-0

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Publication date: 1 February 1989

Carol Tenopir and Man Evena Shu

Research on why people would use general interest magazine articles online in full‐text is identifying a variety of possible uses including document location, browsing…

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Research on why people would use general interest magazine articles online in full‐text is identifying a variety of possible uses including document location, browsing, and fact retrieval. No one search strategy works best for all uses, so databases and online systems that have magazines in full text must offer a full range of proximity operators, display features that facilitate browsing, value‐added fields, and diverse cost options if potential success is to be realized.

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Online Review, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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