The Capstone Paper is written by students in the SIT Graduate Institute Master's Programs. Capstones reassess theoretical knowledge in light of professional experience in the form of a final research paper, incorporating both classroom knowledge and practicum based experience.

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Submissions from 1998

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Fair trade : promoting economic development and cultural preservation, a Guatemalan model, Heather Moncrief

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Building a culture of peace in a war-torn society : examining the role and responsibility of international and local non-governmental organizations in building sustainable peace in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Angela Oliver

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A study of the Japanese nonprofit sector : implications of problem solving techniques, Masato Onozawa

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Getting to safe : definitions and strategies from the Outward Bound facilitator on creating an "emotionally safe" learning environment, Diane F. Petrakos

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A strategic plan for the internationalization of the college, Kathleen A, Quinn

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Impact of involving women in select dimensions of poverty alleviation : the case of Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS), Abdur Rakib

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Case study of the process used in implementing a job description formulation, a project design, and a participatory macro training design for MINPARRD in Mindanao, The Phillipines, T. Alexander Remolador and Mary Ann Remolador

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Marginality Connecting Biraciality and Bisexuality: Building Support for Interconnectedness in Higher Education, Melissa Scheid

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A Model For Planning In Turbulent Times, Martin Silutongwe

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Impact assessment of the management training in the context of Rural Development Centre, Pokhara, Nepal, Kapil Prasad Silwal

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Lost connections : attrition and retention of students of color at Highline Community College, Kayleen U. Oka Sorohan

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An Ally in Admissions: An Investigation of the Attitudes, Awareness, and Skills Needed for Diversity Recruitment, Amy Stone

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Successful Repatriation : What’s a Company to Do?, Kim Strathearn

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Assessing an NGO capacity building program in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kim Louise Taylor

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Social and Technological Determinism in Cyberspace, Eugene Y. Tchana

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Women As Global Business Executives, Phuong Linh Thúy Trân

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Organizational Strategies to Integrate Gender Aspects Into International Development Programs: The Experience of Oxfam America, Shinichiro Tusji

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A Small Business Preparatory Course for Adult Literacy Classes, Linda Vara

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Hoping to Understand Arabs, Sherry Ward

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The Intersection of Culture and Creativity: Adapting Western Creativity Training to Saudi Arabian Corporate Culture, Stephen S. Wauk

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Experiential souvenirs : examining the components of mindful cultural travel program, Nancy Jo Zinner

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Empowering Those Who Empower Others: Human Resource Training in Microfinance Institutions, Leslie Solvejg Zucker

Submissions from 1997

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Non Government Organizations and Volunteers - Needs and Expectations, Jamal Harim Bin Abdullah

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Interorganizational Coordination and Collaboration in the Development of an Entrepreneurial Ag-Marketing Enterprise: A Case Study of EMCOT, Cochabamba Bolivia, E. Donald Anthony

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The Experience of Costa Rican-Owned and Foreign-Owned Small Businesses: A Case Study of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Lee Armstrong

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How can the Minnesota School-Age Child Care (MnSACC) Training Network Move Toward Becoming a Multicultural Organization?, Carolyn Carr

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Mexico: A Guide for Departing Students 1997-1998, Meredith Hutter Chamorro

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Communication, Culture and Development: Communication Processes and Participation in Grassroots Development, Marion Sauka Chindongo

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The Shea Project for Local Conservation and Development: an Exercise in Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques, James Cogswell

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Impact Evaluation for Coalitions, Carolyn Cunningham

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The Strategy of the Game: Main Competencies for Managers in the Next Decade, Jose Javier Del Carpio

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An Improved Approach to Peace Corps Homestay Training Programs: Conceptualizing the Framework, Ibnou Diallo

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Disempowerment among Catholic Laity in Northern West Virginia, Joey DiCesare

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Race Relations between Cambodian-American and other Ethnic Groups Living in Long Beach, California, Vansin Christopher Dokken

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Repatriation and the Expatriate Career Cycle: The Missing Link in Expatriate Success, Karen Donahue

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Culture's Consequences Today: The Evaluation and Use of Geert Hofstede's Culture in the Workplace Training Questionnaire as a Research Tool, Kathryn Dovgala

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Transmission or Transformation in ESL Education: A Look at the Education of Southeast Asian Students in Burlington, VT, Laura M. Fetters

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Assessing the Problem of Attachment Disorder Children, Lisa Findeisen

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Yalla Baax Naa: AIDS Education, Women and Islam in Bambey, Senegal: Developing an Effective AIDS Education Model for Women, Karen J. Fjeld

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Project Analysis: Handcrafts in Guatemala, Gretchen M. Fogelstrom

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The Buck Stops Here: Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations of Color, Claudia Fuentes

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North-South Partnership Development Approach, Peter Gitau

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Participatory Development through Community AIDS Education in Thailand, Lucy C. Gluck

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Creating Change in Self and Community: Young Women, Advocacy and Self-Esteem, Carolyn R. Gordon

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Welcome to America! The Role of Hospitality in the Adjustment Process of East African College Students in the USA, Sarah Grow

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A Study of the Barriers that Latina Women Experience in the Corporate Sector and their Responses to those Barriers, Yolanda Haro

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Popular Participation and Collaboration-Building Based on African Cultural Values for Environmentally Sustainable Urban Community Development: Dakar, Senegal, Joan Henley

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Examining the Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication in International Education, Michelle Jackson

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Early Childhood Education Opportunities in the Community of Ebuakwa (a community located in Ghana, West Africa), Jennifer James

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Crossing Borders: The Experiences of Four North American Trainers in South Africa, Walis Dianna Johnson

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Financial Aid for Study Abroad: Sources of Ambiguity, Bob Jones

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Diffusing Opposition to Empowering Bangladeshi Women: BRAC's Human Rights and Legal Education Program, Lisa Kaplan

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Unique Issues for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual International Students on U.S. American Campuses, Nadine Bollinger Kato

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Someone You Love is Deaf: A Training Manual for Orientation to Deaf Culture from a Multicultural Perspective, Lori Layne Kempf

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Impacts of Poverty Alleviation Program on the Income Level of the Grassroots People, Mohammad Ahsan Khan

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Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Crisis: Development for Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century, Paul Kortenhoven

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A Study on how Participation in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program Impacts the Attitudes and Perceptions of American Participants Towards Japanese Society and Culture, Stephanie Alt Lamm

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The Camp Anytown Discussion Group, Catherine Landstra

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The Face of Spirituality in Social Action in Mexico City, Mexico, Chimin Lee

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Training for Intercultural Media Competence: Multimedia Tools for Intercultural Communications in the International English Classroom, John Leih

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Up with People: A convergence of Cross-Cultural Understanding and Community Service Learning, Nancy Mahoney

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A Teacher/Student Manual for the College Semester Abroad Program Course: Methods and Techniques of Field Study, Mary Elizabeth Marchev

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Supporting Information for "A Teacher Training Manual for the NOVA NET System", Michelle E. Martin

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Putting Gender on the Agenda of a Development Organization, Delores McLaughlin

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Preparing International Students for College Life in the US: Writing the Carlow College International Student Sourcebook, Linda L. Melville

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A Model of Distance Learning: SIT and the Global Partnership, Roberto Mugnani

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The Family Approach as an Empowering Tool for Women in the Development Process: The ORAP Case, Thandiwe Cornelia Nkomo

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Evolution of Japanese Non-Governmental Organizations: Analysis of NGO Management in Japanese Social Environment, Yoshiyuki Oshima

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Integrated, Equitable Socioeconomic Development in El Salvador: Using Community Cooperatives as a Tool, Amy J. Parker

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In Search of a Democratic Workplace: A Case Study of Brattleboro Area Hospice, Susan Parris

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Self-Esteem Change in Participants of an Au Pair Program, Jean Quinn

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The Social and Economic Implications of Downsizing: A New Culture in the Making, Mandy Rahardjo

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A Study of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Simulation as an Effective Form of Classroom Experiential Learning in Global Education, Mark W. Rebstock

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Our Own Way: An Italian-American View of Development and a Critique of Modernism, Peter M. Ruggiero

The Hanson Phenomenon, Suzanne Rumney

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Intercultural Communicative Competence: Present Stress as an Indicator of Future Success, Makoto Saito

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Crew Resource Management Training: Is this training needed in basic pilot training?, Wendy Santilhano

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The Role of Leadership in a Start-up Organization, in a U.S. American Context, Erika L. Seid

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International Student Services at the Commuter School: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why, Jessica H. Shaw

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Community Involved Program: Review of Community Consultation for the Middle Head Management Strategy, Donna Shepherd

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Identifying the Needs of Walden University Distance Education Students Residing Overseas to Guide the Development of Student Support Services, Stephanie J. Smith

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Multicultural Team Meeting Communication: Using Technology across Time, Distance and Culture, Lee Ann Southern

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Escort Officer Handbook for Delphi International, Michelle A. Szepansky

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Dimensions of Dysfunction: Recognizing and Coping with Workplace Dysfunction, Inga Thomson

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Messages in the Wind: Awareness for Our Earth, Each Other, and Ourselves, James Tvarian

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The Impact of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement upon Pharmaceutical Prices, Sara Wood

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AIDS Education in Cameroon: Assessing the Impact of "Teach English, Prevent AIDS", Crystal L. Zibas

Submissions from 1996

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The Case of FACS: Lessons in Leadership from a Small Non-Profit, W. Scott Adams

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The Harvey Williams Memorial Scholarship Program Guidelines, Rhonda Lynette Allen

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Needs Assessment of the Hispanic Community in Danbury, Connecticut, Maryangela Amendola

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Ketso ea Bua/Action Speakes Community Development Association: a Proposal for a Land-Based Learning with Permaculture Center at Lekokoaneng, ha Souru Lesotho, Craig A. Anderson

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Maturity of Armenian Non-Governmental Organizations as Indicated by Human, Financial and Physical Resources, Lisa Boyd

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Leadership Survey, Irene Brammertz

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Effectively Evaluating Health Education Presentations when Working with a Migratory Farmworker Population, Eva Bryer

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A Collection of Seven Family Life Stories: Life Behind the Iron Curtain, Jessica Burdick

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Culture and Transvestites in Lima, Peru, Lucien O. Chauvin

Biracial Identity: The Multicultural Experiences of Euro-Bangladeshi Adults, Phillip Shahid Choudhury

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Strategic Planning for a Successful Future: Analysis and Evaluation of an Indigenous Ghanaian Rural Development Organization, Sheryl Cowan

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Implementation of Participative Management, Ellen Cummings-Cota

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Change Management in U.S. Nonprofits: A Staff-Centered Approach, Linda D. Deputy