As a student in ACEL’s Agricultural Communication Theory and Practice course during the spring of 2020, I had the opportunity to select a current issue of interest and from there look at the communication dilemmas surrounding the issue and suggest various communication theories to address the said problem. Gender equality is an ongoing concern worldwideContinue reading “How does social cognitive theory relate to gender disparity in STEM?”
Category Archives: The Road to a PhD
The Road to a P.h.D.
Statement of Purpose submitted to The Ohio State University It was a simple conversation, where a 4-H member was asking for guidance in making one of the biggest decisions of her life. She was fearful and was allowing the barriers of financial burdens and distance from family stand between her and the next chapter ofContinue reading “The Road to a P.h.D.”
The first chapter in Dugan’s (2017), “Leadership Theory: Cultivating Critical Perspective” is titled, “The Evolving Nature of Leadership.” Leadership is just that—evolving. Leadership is like a perspective. Although core values may not change drastically, perspective is conducive to change depending on various accomplishments and challenges faced throughout life. Heifetz stated, “the exercise and even theContinue reading “Leadership Beliefs”
Breaking the Barriers of Gender Disparities in STEM Through Positive Youth Development
Gender equality in education is an ongoing concern worldwide and specifically in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because of sociocultural stereotypes associate STEM with males, the perception acts as a barrier that prevents females from developing and pursuing an interest in STEM (Master & Meltzoff, 2017). Many young women are missing the opportunityContinue reading “Breaking the Barriers of Gender Disparities in STEM Through Positive Youth Development”