Autoethnography And Teacher Education: Snapshot Stories Of Cultural Encounter, 2014 Edith Cowan University
Autoethnography And Teacher Education: Snapshot Stories Of Cultural Encounter, Maureen F. Legge
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
In this paper I discuss how I framed and wrote an autoethnographic personal narrative of my lived experience as a New Zealand physical education teacher educator in the presence of two cultures, Māori and Pākehā. Central to my qualitative study was writing as a method of inquiry. Using this method I wrote a series of descriptive ‘snapshot stories’ derived from field experiences, over an 11 year period, that involved close and prolonged encounters with physical education teacher education (PETE) students in tertiary classrooms and 4 day marae stays. The storied accounts served as data for self-reflexivity about my role as ...
Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness?, 2014 Bond University
Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness?, Shelley Kinash, Jeffrey Brand
Learning and Teaching papers
As new technologies grow in popularity, the associated cognitive and moral worries, concerns and questions intensify. The current devices of choice are smartphones, tablets and laptops. People primarily use them for texting, social media and massive multi-player online games. Parents and teachers are concerned, asking questions such as: are people losing the ability to [offline] socialise; is the current technology too addictive, in that children need to be forced to pick up a book or go play outside; is abbreviated and phonetic messaging interfering with people’s spelling and grammatical skills.
Book Review: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making It Work: Continuity And Change In Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 Pages, Ill., Isbn: 9780522860979., 2014 Lehigh University
Book Review: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making It Work: Continuity And Change In Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 Pages, Ill., Isbn: 9780522860979., Erica L. Kryst
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
BOOK REVIEW: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making it Work: Continuity and Change in Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 pages, ill., ISBN: 9780522860979.
Universal Design And Cognitions Of Choice: An Integrated Approach To Effective Substance Misuse Treatment Efforts, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D.
Faculty Scholarship (COE)
Having the ability to exercise critical thinking at a conscious level of choice versus impulsively responding may support the difference between health and continued substance misuse during periods of vulnerability. Cognitions of Choice offers twenty four critical thinking skills that are connected to three levels of developmental choice that engages self-dialog between automatic thinking, meta-thinking, and conscious thought patterns. By the time many individuals make their way into treatment and recovery programs the likelihood of their presenting with physical disabilities and mental health conditions is heightened. Incorporating the principles of Universal Design into program development allows for full access for ...
Learning To Lead Public Schools, 2014 E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College
Learning To Lead Public Schools, Corrie Stone-Johnson, Kami Patrizio
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education
Engaging multiple publics calls for a skill set that “stand[s] in stark opposition to the typical types of managerial and administrative habits characteristic of public schools today” (Knight Abowitz, 2011, p. 477). As instructors in two graduate level leadership preparation programs, we grapple with the tension between developing “managerial and administrative habits” and developing leaders who help people “to mobilize around particular problems related to young people and their schools” (p. 467). In this self-study, we explore how these differing discourses influence the work that we do and our ability to help our students learn to engage with multiple ...
Examining Elementary Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy In Three Settings In The Southeast, 2014 E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College
Examining Elementary Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy In Three Settings In The Southeast, Steven Page, Beth Pendergraft, Judi Wilson
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education
This study was conducted to investigate if teachers at urban, rural and suburban elementary schools differ significantly in their sense of self efficacy. The schools utilized for this research are located in the southeastern United States. Along with being in different geographic areas the schools are also different in their socioeconomic make-up and status. The Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy (TSES) created by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy, was utilized. The authors found that, overall, the teachers at the urban elementary school displayed significantly lower scores on the TSES than did the suburban and rural schools. The implications for further research are ...
Differences In Math Achievement: Utilizing Supplemental Computer-Based Instruction And Traditional Instruction, Todd Clark
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Mathematics achievement has become vitally important in public education, obligating students to meet and exceed higher standards in spite of ability and knowledge level. This causal-comparative study sought to establish the achievement of the Classworks® supplemental math program with seventh grade students from two public schools in Georgia. The national Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores in math were used to compare 129 seventh grade students (control group) who used traditional instruction and 129 students (experimental group) who used traditional instruction along with the supplemental Classworks® software program. In addition, the study analyzed the relationships between gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status ...
Student Retention In Stem: Exploration Of The Gender Gap, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Student Retention In Stem: Exploration Of The Gender Gap, Olha Ketsman, Carolina C. Ilie
DBER Speaker Series
Prior research indicates that there are small numbers of women in STEM areas and in physics in particular; the latter may suggest that women who have potential to contribute to physics choose other careers. This presentation examines the gender gap in STEM with a focus on physics. We discuss a that was survey administered to undergraduate science students at one primarily undergraduate college in the United States, the factors that impacted student decisions in physics, and recommendations to increase student retention.
A Phenomenological Study Of Non-Lgbt Students With Lgbq Parents, 2014 Northeastern University
A Phenomenological Study Of Non-Lgbt Students With Lgbq Parents, Thomas Bourdon
Education Doctoral Theses
There is a lack of qualitative research that has sought to uncover the lived experiences of students who identify as heterosexual/cisgender (i.e., non-LGBT) but have at least one parent who identifies as LGBQ. This phenomenological analysis aimed to uncover common themes for students who have gone through their educational journey with this identity. Social identity theory was used as the theoretical framework for this research. Nine college students from various higher education institutions across the United States were chosen to participate in this study through criterion and snowball sampling. Each participated in two semi-structured interviews and responded to ...
The Effects Of Experiential, Service-Learning Summer Learning Programs On Youth Outcomes, 2014 Northeastern University
The Effects Of Experiential, Service-Learning Summer Learning Programs On Youth Outcomes, Adam Greenman
Education Doctoral Theses
This study examines whether summer programming that relies on the delivery of a hands-on, experiential service learning curriculum to deliver content is able to reduce or eliminate summer learning loss in middle school students. Using Alexander, Entwisle, and Olson's (2001) faucet theory as a theoretical framework and a qualitative case study design, the study explores two summer programs in Rhode Island. These programs, one in a low-income community and the other in a mixed-income community both shares a common curriculum of experiential service learning as the framework for their programs. The findings suggest that these hands-on, experiential summer programs ...
A High Quality Service Learning Project: High School Students Learning Experience, 2014 Northeastern University
A High Quality Service Learning Project: High School Students Learning Experience, Michele Marie Rivers Murphy
Education Doctoral Theses
Service learning is a well-recognized form of experiential learning and 21st century pedagogy that connects classroom knowledge and skills with real world experience. While research has provided plenty of evidence that service learning has multiple benefits for students, there is very little empirical research on well-established high-quality service-learning projects. Through the lens of experiential learning theory, this single case study explored how high school students participating in a high-quality service-learning project were affected by their lived experience, determining what specific elements and activities provided the most benefit and meaning for them. Common themes associated with students' high-quality experience included increased ...
Opportunities For Disaster Resilience Learning In The Australian Curriculum, 2014 SelectedWorks
Opportunities For Disaster Resilience Learning In The Australian Curriculum, Neil Dufty
Schools are an important avenue for youth to learn about disaster resilience. A critical success factor for the uptake of disaster resilience learning in schools is the ability to embed learning activities in school programs that are linked to relevant curriculums. With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, it is timely to identify new opportunities for student disaster resilience learning and related curriculum development by emergency services organisations. Using a technique called ‘curriculum mapping’, a research project has identified disaster resilience learning opportunities and gaps across the Australian Curriculum.
Extent To Which Teacher Beliefs And Practices Reflect Current Research On Historical Thinking And Understanding, 2014 Northeastern University
Extent To Which Teacher Beliefs And Practices Reflect Current Research On Historical Thinking And Understanding, Erich Christian Carroll
Education Doctoral Theses
This study examined the extent to which teacher beliefs and practices at the high school level reflect current research on historical thinking and understanding. The topic is significant as teachers are a crucial variable in a child's education and evidence over the years has revealed that students have long struggled in developing conceptual awareness and higher order thinking skills that contribute to historical thinking and understanding. The study was guided by the following three research questions:
- To what extent do teacher beliefs and practice reflect current thinking and research on historical thinking and understanding?
- To what degree are teacher ...
The Holodomor: Genocide And National Identity, 2013 The College at Brockport: State University of New York
The Holodomor: Genocide And National Identity, Nicolas D. Sawicky
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
This paper studies the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933 known as the Holodomor. The first section of the paper includes previous research on the event and attempts to layout the different narratives of what exactly happened and more importantly, was it an act of genocide?
The second section of the paper looks at how the Holodomor is still relevant in modern Ukrainian politics as the country tries to find its own identity after gaining independence from the Soviet Union. The final section of the paper offers some online resources to help teachers educate students on the Holodomor.
First-Generation College Students: Understanding And Improving The Experience From Recruitment To Commencement, 2013 Iowa State University
First-Generation College Students: Understanding And Improving The Experience From Recruitment To Commencement, Dian Squire
Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis
This book review examines First Generation College Students a new book published by Jossey-Bass publishers. An offering of a reframing of the book's main arguments through Critical Race Theory and Community Cultural Wealth frameworks provides for a holistic and anti-deficit framing of this population.
Moral Turbulence And The Infusion Of Multimodal Character Education Strategies In American Elementary Schools, Mark A. Lamport, Ph.D., Kristi L. Cobb, M.A.
Christian Perspectives in Education
Pockets of American society are marked by increase in violent crime with concurrent decline in moral character. This phenomenon is infiltrating the nation’s school system as evidenced by growing numbers of aggressive incidents in the classroom. As a result, there is an increasingly accepted need for effective character education programs in the schools as a means to help change the décolleté trajectory of the behavior of the nation’s school children. While more money and growing numbers of legislation have been put forth to support such an endeavor, research is still lacking as to what activities, skills, goals, and ...
Community College Pathways: A Narrative Inquiry With One Student, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Community College Pathways: A Narrative Inquiry With One Student, Philip Ross
Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences
Developmental education is a field that has a long history in higher education in the United States. Some have called it remedial education, but the field promotes a pedagogy that addresses what it claims is broader in the development of the whole person, his or cognitive, social/behavioral, and vocational growth. This study, set in a Midwestern community college, acknowledges the absence of recognition of the role of developmental education in higher education and responds to a lack of qualitative research in this area. A six-month study using narrative inquiry results in the documentary Crossroads Community College: Flying Solo and ...
Education Reform And The Political Safeguards Of Federalism, 2013 Texas Southern University,Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Education Reform And The Political Safeguards Of Federalism, Elizabeth J. Sharma
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy
The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001 sparked widespread controversy over the federal government’s proper role in public education. Opponents criticized the legislation as an unprecedented federal intrusion on state and local governments’ policymaking authority. Whereas previous incarnations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required local schools and districts to comply with detailed rules about how to spend categorical funds, federal moneys were never before made contingent on a rigorous testing and accountability regime. By requiring annual testing and tying federal funding to student outcomes, the new legislation signaled a shift in ...
Internationalizing Canadian Higher Education Through North-South Partnerships: A Critical Case Study Of Policy Enactment And Programming Practices In Tanzania, Allyson M. Larkin
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
The contemporary internationalization of higher education promotes the formation of North-South (N-S) partnerships to facilitate access to new research sites and opportunities for international programming. This study conceptualizes N-S partnerships as an extension of internationalization policy. In the current context of internationalization, there is a reliance on higher education to produce economic benefits to support national economic objectives. There are particular concerns, however, with a practice of N-S partnerships that are enacted in communities located in the Global South. Internationalization policy does not adhere to the principles of N-S partnership outlined in multilateral agreements and is increasingly focused on the ...
Health And Nutrition Education In Czech Republic (Poster), 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Health And Nutrition Education In Czech Republic (Poster), Jana Koptíková
The Nebraska Educator: A Student-Led Journal
The average one-year health expenditure per capita in the European member states has doubled in the last 15 years. Prevention is less expensive than treatment, and changes in diet and lifestyle remain the most effective way to reduce the financial health care costs. However, European health systems are primarily treatment systems, not preventive systems. Improper diet and lack of physical activity are the most critical factors contributing to the overweight and obesity pandemic. Along with heavy alcohol consumption and smoking, these four factors contribute the most to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases. These diseases kill more than 36 ...