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Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers 2016 Georgia Perimeter College

Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers

Journal of Research Initiatives

Discussion in the college classroom is an important and timely book for college level instructors who want to improve, revise, and deliver engaging courses across disciplines. The purpose of this work is to help college instructors understand the purpose behind fostering classroom discussions. Issues related to participation, classroom management, and class facilitation is discussed within this work. College instructors who teach face-to-face and online courses will find the content of this book useful. In the next section of this review, the reviewer provides a detailed overview of each chapter in the book and discusses the importance of this body of ...


English Language Learners And Special Education: One District's Journey Through The Collaborative Problem Solving Process, Laura S. Salem 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

English Language Learners And Special Education: One District's Journey Through The Collaborative Problem Solving Process, Laura S. Salem

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

English Language Learners are a growing population in schools in the United States. There are many challenges that face this group of students in addition to learning English as a new language. A major issue for teachers, schools, and districts is determining whether an English Language Learner is experiencing academic difficulties based on issues primarily related to language acquisition or whether a learning disability is contributing to the academic challenges. As a result, English Language Learners are often misidentified for Special Education services and may be placed in classrooms that are not adequately prepared or appropriate to meet their needs ...


Wmu Board Of Trustees Closed Informal Session July 8, 2016, WMU Board of Trustees 2016 Western Michigan University

Wmu Board Of Trustees Closed Informal Session July 8, 2016, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Transaction Involving Southwest Michigan Innovation Center
  • Teaching Assistants Union (TAU) Labor Agreement
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program
  • Policy and Procedures - Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Procedures
  • Diane Anderson, and Evelyn Winfield
  • Whistleblower and Retaliation Policy
  • Naming of Elson S. Floyd Hall
  • Naming of the New Alumni Center


Prudentia: A Medical School's Solution To Curriculum Mapping And Curriculum Management, Carole Steketee 2016 University of Notre Dame Australia

Prudentia: A Medical School's Solution To Curriculum Mapping And Curriculum Management, Carole Steketee

Carole Steketee

The School of Medicine (SoM) at the University of Notre Dame Australia has developed a curriculum mapping system called Prudentia. This web-based application allows users to explore curriculum across all four years of the MBBS to determine what and when students are expected to learn, and if there are any anomalies evident within this data. A five-level hierarchical, outcomes-based curriculum framework underpins Prudentia ranging from the macro Australian Medical Council (AMC) Student Outcomes Statements to the micro daily learning objectives. Data in all five levels of the framework can be mapped and constructive alignment between the outcomes, instructional and assessment ...


Rupendra Paliwal Named Provost And Vice President For Academic Affairs, Rupendra Paliwal 2016 Sacred Heart University

Rupendra Paliwal Named Provost And Vice President For Academic Affairs, Rupendra Paliwal

Rupendra Paliwal

Rupendra Paliwal has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Sacred Heart University. Paliwal has served as acting provost for the past six months.


Perspectives On Teachers' Work In One Ontario Remote First Nation Community, Dawn V. Burleigh 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Perspectives On Teachers' Work In One Ontario Remote First Nation Community, Dawn V. Burleigh

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The nature of teachers’ work in one northern Ontario remote First Nation community is explored through three articles that address the following questions: Why do teachers work in the North? What contributes to teacher retention and attrition? And, how do teachers navigate the professional and personal boundaries of their lives as teachers in the North?

The articles are based on a case study of teachers’ work in one community and use data collected through interviews with 15 teachers, focus groups with sub-sets of those teachers, and observations collected as field notes. Article 1, Teacher attrition in a Northern Ontario remote ...


Sustained Implementation Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports Through Continuous Regeneration, Thomas A. Edwards 2016 University of Washington Tacoma

Sustained Implementation Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports Through Continuous Regeneration, Thomas A. Edwards

Ed.D. Capstone Projects

School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBIS) aim to create safe and civil school environments through proactive teaching, consistent reinforcing, and appropriate response to student behavior. The literature pertaining to the implementation of SWPBIS is limited, having few longitudinal studies of school-based changes to sustain the initiative. The present case study examined the data-based adaptations in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, priority, and continuous regeneration during a five-year implementation of SWPBIS at a high needs middle school. Findings demonstrated marked improvement in fidelity of implementation, student, parent, and staff perceptions, and student behavior outcomes. Recommendations related to continual improvement that engages more staff ...


The Risky Business Of Faculty Votes Of "No-Confidence" In These Turbulent Times, Robert W. Hill Ed.D., William Austin 2016 Nova Southeastern University

The Risky Business Of Faculty Votes Of "No-Confidence" In These Turbulent Times, Robert W. Hill Ed.D., William Austin

Fischler College of Education: Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Gifted And Unserved: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of The Promise Scholar Program On Reducing The Racial Segregation Of Gifted Education, Reby Helland 2016 university of washington

Gifted And Unserved: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of The Promise Scholar Program On Reducing The Racial Segregation Of Gifted Education, Reby Helland

Ed.D. Capstone Projects

There is a crisis in gifted education across our nation. Gifted programs are disproportionally identifying and servicing middle-class White students while systematically ignoring minority students. The Promise Scholar Program was developed by the Kent School District as a method to tackle the underrepresentation of minority students in their gifted education program. This elementary talent development model places promising minority students into gifted classrooms, exposing the participants to advanced and accelerated curriculum. This study sought to determine the effectiveness of this program as way to increase the identification of minority students for gifted education. Through the analysis and comparison of student ...


World Cafe Discussion, Conference Attendees 2016 National Louis University

World Cafe Discussion, Conference Attendees

Docs in the Woods: A Reunion Conference of the Adult and Continuing Education Doctoral Program of National Louis University

Discussion questions.


Postpositivism In Online Education: Is Big Data Driving The Teacher/Student Relationship Off A Cliff?, David S. Noffs 2016 Columbia College Chicago

Postpositivism In Online Education: Is Big Data Driving The Teacher/Student Relationship Off A Cliff?, David S. Noffs

Docs in the Woods: A Reunion Conference of the Adult and Continuing Education Doctoral Program of National Louis University

As online education continues to grow and evolve in the information age, institutions are being deluged with offers from technology vendors to be able to identify student behaviors using predictive analysis. These analytics are derived from algorithms that sift through data drawn directly from student/teacher interaction in online classrooms. Where do we draw the line between the privacy of the teacher/learner relationship and the needs of the institution to mine data for profit?


The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Remedy That's Killing: Cuny, Laguardia, And The Fight For Better Math Policy, Rachel A. Oppenheimer

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Nationwide, there is a crisis in math learning and math achievement at all levels of education. Upwards of 80% of students who enter the City University of New York’s community colleges from New York City’s Department of Education high schools fail to meet college level math proficiencies and as a result, are funneled into the system’s remedial math system. Once placed into pre-college remedial arithmetic, pre-algebra, and elementary algebra courses, students fail at alarming rates and research indicates that students’ failure in remedial math has negative ripple effects on their persistence and degree completion. CUNY is not ...


Eating Fire While Walking On Broken Glass: An Auto-Ethnography Of One Adult Educator's Tenure Process, Dianne Ramdeholl 2016 Empire State College

Eating Fire While Walking On Broken Glass: An Auto-Ethnography Of One Adult Educator's Tenure Process, Dianne Ramdeholl

Adult Education Research Conference

This autoethnography documents the journey of one female academic of color through her tenure process, outlining the landmines embedded within the tenure process for women of color. It offers recommendations for new faculty of color.


Disrupting The Tourist Paradigm In Teacher Education: The Urban Art Classroom As A Globalized Site Of Travel, Transience, And Transaction, Justin P. Sutters 2016 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Disrupting The Tourist Paradigm In Teacher Education: The Urban Art Classroom As A Globalized Site Of Travel, Transience, And Transaction, Justin P. Sutters

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

Employing Bauman’s scholarship on globalization, the author theorizes teacher candidates as tourists in order to critically examine current field observation practices in art education. The study follows preservice students as they participate in collecting narratives during field observations in an urban/inner-city school. The visual representations of their experiences are analyzed to isolate and address emergent themes that reveal the consumerist nature of field practices through instances of (trans)action. Recent national studies give credence to the shifting landscape of public education in the United States and the author suggests that the changing demographics of both teachers and students ...


Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers 2016 Cleveland State University Professor

Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers

Adult Education Research Conference

This research purpose, derived from a larger study shares findings which help explain retention and, success outcomes associated with Urban adult learners in a 4 year higher educational setting. A critical analysis of the literature reveals in retention, understanding barriers is a key indicator of an institution's effectiveness.


Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, Roger Hiemstra Dr., Dr. Roger Hiemstra 2016 Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University

Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, Roger Hiemstra Dr., Dr. Roger Hiemstra

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

The author uses his long interest in history to serve as a foundation for an active and fulfilling retirement after completing a career as a professor of adult education.


Examining The Decisional Ethic Of Textbook Adoption In Christian Schools: A Collective Case Study, Cecil Phillips 2016 Liberty University

Examining The Decisional Ethic Of Textbook Adoption In Christian Schools: A Collective Case Study, Cecil Phillips

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this collective case study is to examine the decisional ethic Christian school administrators employ when evaluating textbooks for adoption in Christian schools. The study affirms the truism that Christian schools ought to be decidedly Christian and focuses upon textbook adoption practices in Christian schools. A multisite, qualitative research design is employed to examine current practice of textbook adoption among a purposive sample of secondary schools within the Southeast region of the Association of Christian Schools International. The research questions address such administrative leadership factors as organizational values and learning objectives, textbook content criteria and features, and the ...


A World Both Big And Small: Understanding Urban Middle School Teachers’ Sense Of Self-Efficacy In An Era Of Accountability, Richard Gallucci 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston

A World Both Big And Small: Understanding Urban Middle School Teachers’ Sense Of Self-Efficacy In An Era Of Accountability, Richard Gallucci

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

This explanatory case study seeks to understand the nature of middle school educators’ self-efficacy in an urban public school district during an era of accountability. The study was conducted in a progressive school district, known as OakRidge Pubic Schools. A sequential mixed methods design with a participant-selection model variation was employed. The study identified teachers’ level of self-efficacy via the Teacher’s Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001), a quantitative survey used to determine high and low self-efficacy focus groups. During these subsequent focus group interviews, the competing objectives of fulfilling responsibilities levied from accountability mandates and initiatives ...


Connecting Game And Instructional Design Through Development, David Matthew Boyer, Mete Ackaoglu, Silvia Pernsteiner 2016 Clemson University

Connecting Game And Instructional Design Through Development, David Matthew Boyer, Mete Ackaoglu, Silvia Pernsteiner

Mete Akcaoglu

The challenge when creating digital game-based learning applications is to simultaneously consider and satisfy theory and practice in the fields of both game and instructional design in order to construct successful learning games. A concern often raised about this process is that emphasis on game design will result in a lack of learning opportunities in the game and focus on instruction will produce a game that lacks fun and engagement. We believe finding the common elements in these design processes can begin to bridge this perceived gap between game and instructional design. To gain a shared understanding of methods and ...


Schools As Learning Organisations, Geoff N. Masters 2016 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Schools As Learning Organisations, Geoff N. Masters

Excellence in Professional Practice Conference

From 1 January 2017 every school in Australia will be required to have a school improvement plan. But what is a school improvement plan? Is it different from the strategic plans that most schools already have? This presentation will define school improvement as the process of changing school practices in ways that lead to better student outcomes. A school improvement plan is developed by the school community to make improvements to current school practices and thus student outcomes. It embodies a collaborative commitment to the rigorous, systematic investigation of specific improvement strategies. Key steps in the development and implementation of ...


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