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Wednesday, November 16 • 4:55pm - 6:00pm
GSS Roundtable Sessions D and E

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024-1. GSS Roundtable Session D - International Students and Education Policy
Graduate Student Summit
Graduate Student Roundtable Participants: Higher Education and Empowerment of Saudi Women as an effect of King Abdullah Scholarship Program Lama Husain Al Assaf, Howard University This study is ongoing that has a review about feminist and how they be empowered. The study will explore how does culture develop and support leadership and students’ success as a global issues and contexts influencing the field of educational leadership and Saudi policy? How can changes in education policy support the need to revitalize educational leadership in Saudi community as a first time widely for women? How does changing affect educational policy development? Socialization and Persistence of First Year Non-Western International Master’s Students in a U.S. Midwestern University Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University This qualitative phenomenological study seeks to understand the influence of socialization on the persistence of first year non-Western international master’s students studying at a U.S. mid-Western university. The literature is replete with studies that detail the challenges faced by international students, however, there is a dearth of studies that describe how socialization influences international students’ persistence which in turn enhances degree completion. Facilitator: Angela Urick, University of Oklahoma 024-2. GSS Roundtable Session E - Media and Technology in Education
Graduate Student Summit
Graduate Student Roundtable Participants: From Digital Divide to Digital Inclusion, Questioning Policy and Practice Ahmed Mukhtar, University of Missouri The purpose of this study is to explore the role of education leaders in building and sustaining a positive culture that promotes progress toward equitable technology access among learners. It also attempts to address issues of opportunity, access, and knowledge at the level of policy and practice. Aspects of equity, ethics, digital literacy and digital access gaps will be discussed. The research result contributes to making progress toward digital empowerment and to redefining student success.  Universalized Computer-Based Tests in Nigeria: An Evaluation of Senior Secondary School (SSIII) Students Preparedness Lawrence Ikechukwu Nwabueze, University of Dayton Computer-Based test is becoming very popular around the world. However, given the complex socio-political and economic context of the Nigerian society, it is not quite evident that Nigeria is prepared for the transition from paper-based to computer-based tests. Motivated by the theoretical framework that the capacity for, and readiness for change are essential for successful educational change initiatives, the proposed study seeks evidence that high schools students in Nigeria are prepared for computer-based tests. Facilitators: Kathleen Winn, University of Virginia Yinying Wang, Georgia State University

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Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:55pm - 6:00pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Nicolet A

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