A sage expression, you make the road by walking, captures the nature of accompaniment in partnership development. The purpose of this action research project was to examine the partnership of a city school and an urban university as one that engaged mutual generation of knowledge from all participants. Action research, where participants are co-equals in decision-making, enhances the co-construction of knowledge and applied practice when stakeholders work to achieve more practical goals. Two high school co-instructors and a university faculty member examined what initially brought them together – a classroom instructional need. While designing and implementing an investigation of the use of class instructional time, they simultaneously conducted a self-study action research project about the dynamics of their partnership and how to improve it. Critical interviews revealed challenges to integrating research findings into practice as well as convergent benefits of partnership development that may be relevant to partnerships of all kinds.
Key Terms: Action research, collaboration, collaborative organizations, mode 2 knowledge creation, partnership development, research-practice gap
A Proposal Submitted to the Faculty of the Information Engineering Technology Program in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering Technology
There are around 2700 locations with National Park in their title on our planet, and more than 6500 locations with Category II type of protected areas that defines “National Park” per International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). So far, there is not a single website or mobile app dedicated to the World’s National Parks where all the information about the parks is available on a map. If any user wants to search information about the world’s national parks, he or she will have to rely on Wikipedia, TripAdvisor, travel blogs, or find the park’s official website. Searching for a list of World National Parks on online search engines usually returns an incomplete Wikipedia page or short list of well-known or well publicized National Parks. That makes the search very difficult and doesn’t give all the information. Also, there is not a single database or API with all the world’s national parks on the Internet. We’ve created The World’s National Parks website and mobile application that provides a brief information and a map of all the National Parks. Mobile Application has features like finding parks nearby and directions.
This talk was the third panelist in the Data Empowering Social Justice Session for the 4th Annual UC Data Day Conference hosted by UC Libraries.
Christopher J. Sullivan, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Talk Title: Working with Agency Data to Better Understand Racial Disparities: The Case of Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
This presentation is based on a recently-concluded study that sought to better understand patterns of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. The project required extensive assessment and integration of record data that varied in their structures, availability of key fields, and operational definitions, which were collected or extracted from dozens of local juvenile court and police agencies across the state. Currently lead federally-funded research studies on juvenile risk and needs assessment and important reforms in Ohio’s juvenile justice systems.
The current debates revolving around 5G, Huawei, and how they are resolved, are highly visible indicators of the technology based shifts in the global order which are setting the tone for the 21st century. Currently, it seems that many in the US and the PRC are using Cold War and Thucydides Trap paradigms, with a zero-sum mentality. At least in the case of 5G technology, the UK seems to have taken a more nuanced approach.
This article comes as the UK prepares its new National Cyber Security Strategy, reviewing the 5G and cyber security debates surrounding Huawei in a highly interdisciplinary manner, and directing readers to a rich variety of resources. In addition to its analysis of issues and solutions often absent from the discourse, this article’s feature contribution is the argument that the UK can be more than an example of a middle way. Specifically, if the UK scales up and internationalizes its Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Center, perhaps by creating an International Cyber Security Evaluation Center, it can lead its allies and the world in 5G, 6G, cybersecurity, and international relations, filling a vital leadership vacuum.