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A Phenomenological Study On The Motivating Factors Influencing Participation In Tennessee’S Governor’S Academy For School Leadership, Amy B. Horton Mrs. 2017 East Tennessee State University

A Phenomenological Study On The Motivating Factors Influencing Participation In Tennessee’S Governor’S Academy For School Leadership, Amy B. Horton Mrs.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Educational administration is such a demanding field, so it is important to understand why an aspiring principal would self-select to commit to an optional yearlong, intensive professional development activity with very little compensation and no promotion. Motivation may prove to be a key component of the recruitment and sustainability of professional development activities. By discovering the factors affecting both personal and professional motivation of beginning administrators to participate in a professional development led by the collaboration among the Tennessee Department of Education, Vanderbilt University, and Governor Bill Haslam, the researcher hopes to gain an understanding that may apply to future ...


Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney 2017 Empire State College

Doctoral Education As A Practice Of Adult Education, Dianne Ramdeholl, Tom Heaney

Adult Education Research Conference

This presentation features chapter authors from the recently published New Directions of Adult and Continuing Education "Reimaging Doctoral Education as a Practice of Adult Education."


Dialogues In Promoting Knowledge Construction, Bo Chang 2017 Ball State University

Dialogues In Promoting Knowledge Construction, Bo Chang

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined how different types of dialogues promoted knowledge construction in an online course. Findings show that instructor designed the online discussion questions which balanced the grounding dialogue, critical dialogue and reflective dialogues. Three types of dialogues were interwoven together to help students understand the topics from various dimensions. Giving students freedom to select readings and discussion questions, creating a safe environment, and providing practical and controversial materials give space for different types of dialogues to flourish, and are crucial for stimulating the active and proactive knowledge sharing and creation.


Learning Lives And Reconstructing Identities Of Young Adult North Korean Defectors, Hyewon Park Park 2017 Pennsylvania State University

Learning Lives And Reconstructing Identities Of Young Adult North Korean Defectors, Hyewon Park Park

Adult Education Research Conference

This study is to explore young adult North Korean defectors’ learning and identity reconstruction process within daily activities in South Korea based on Cultural-historical activity theory as a theoretical framework.


Beyond Socioeconomic Status: The Impact Of Principal Leadership In Urban And High Poverty Turnaround Schools, Mojisola Adejumo 2017 Seton Hall University

Beyond Socioeconomic Status: The Impact Of Principal Leadership In Urban And High Poverty Turnaround Schools, Mojisola Adejumo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The quest to transform failing urban and high-poverty schools in America has been a slippery uphill battle since the banner of war was raised against the many schools serving impoverished children. As battle rages, a few are schools leading their students, teachers, parents, and community to victory by turning their once-failing schools into institutions of academic excellence. However, the shouts of victory and strategic planning that led to their success have been overlooked or relegated to mere happenstance. As these successful schools claim unchartered territories of success, a quick glance at the battlefield reveals the reality that the battle is ...


Generative Leadership: A Thematic Book Review, Rebecca S. Monroe 2017 CSUSB 000094821

Generative Leadership: A Thematic Book Review, Rebecca S. Monroe

Wisdom in Education

This thematic book review looks at how four texts interweave the topic of generative leadership into a cohesive structure so the reader can bring about change in our educational system. The authors of these texts begin by defining generative leadership and complexity, then move on to discuss mirror neurons and empathy, relationships and the importance of feeling a part of something, and how experience equals learning, which in turns sculpts the brain physically. As you think of the leadership style you want to emulate as you build your own and your staff’s capacity, these resources may easily sum this ...


Mentorship Experiences Of Women Leaders In Adventist Higher Education Institutions, Nadine A. Joseph-Collins 2017 Fayetteville State University

Mentorship Experiences Of Women Leaders In Adventist Higher Education Institutions, Nadine A. Joseph-Collins

Journal of Research Initiatives

There has been an increase in the rate at which women are being chosen to serve as university presidents at Adventist Higher Education institutions worldwide within the past few years. Notwithstanding that increase, the overall representation of women in that position is still proportionately low. To date, about 22 women have served since we first began operating higher education institutions in 1874. At present, about nine women are serving as presidents of AHEIs; the largest number to be serving at any one time since 1874 when AHEIs were established. Having so few women serving in these top-level positions does not ...


Voices Of African American Women Leaders On Factors That Impact Their Career Advancement In North Carolina Community Colleges, LaShanda Y. Hague, Comfort O. Okpala 2017 North Carolina A & T State University

Voices Of African American Women Leaders On Factors That Impact Their Career Advancement In North Carolina Community Colleges, Lashanda Y. Hague, Comfort O. Okpala

Journal of Research Initiatives

The purpose of this qualitative research was to examine the leadership experiences of African American women leaders in North Carolina community colleges and to shed light on the factors that impact their career advancement. Twelve African American women leaders (directors, chairs, deans, vice presidents and presidents) who met the inclusion criteria were interviewed for this study. Through a triangulated data collection and analytical approach, a number of themes emerged on their experiences and factors that impacted the career advancement. The themes include race and gender, leadership preparation, networking and building relationships. The findings from this research have leadership, policy, and ...


Educating Incarcerated Youth In Illinois: A Blended Learning Model, John Sonnenberg 2017 National Louis University

Educating Incarcerated Youth In Illinois: A Blended Learning Model, John Sonnenberg

Dissertations

The purpose of this case study was to better understand the reasons behind the apparent continued success of a blended learning educational model in place since 2012 in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ). Using a mixed methods approach, data were gathered and analyzed from a variety of records, reports, and other documentation that included: diplomas awarded, courses taken, course completion, enrollment trends, student mobility rates, GED testing information, and special education student enrollment and performance. Data were also gathered through classroom observations and individual and group interviews with the IDJJ district superintendent, principals, and teachers at six different ...


Pervasive Pedagogy: Collaborative Cloud-Based Composing Using Google Drive, Maury Elizabeth Brown, Daniel L. Hocutt 2017 University of Richmond

Pervasive Pedagogy: Collaborative Cloud-Based Composing Using Google Drive, Maury Elizabeth Brown, Daniel L. Hocutt

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Faculty Publications

Cloud-based services designed for educational use, like Google Apps for Education (GAFE), afford deeply collaborative activities across multiple applications. Through primary research, the authors discovered that cloud-based technologies such as GAFE and Google Drive afford new opportunities for collaborative cross-platform composing and student engagement. These affordances require new pedagogies to transform these potentialities into practice, as well as a reexamination of contemporary theory of computers and composition. The authors’ journey implementing Google Drive as a composing and communication environment required continually remediating content, relationships, practices, and their own identities as they interacted with students in the cloud. This chapter addresses ...


“Awl Is Piercing Me And Society”: Webtoon As A Popular Adult Education Tool In South Korea, Jinhee Choi 2017 Penn State University

“Awl Is Piercing Me And Society”: Webtoon As A Popular Adult Education Tool In South Korea, Jinhee Choi

Adult Education Research Conference

The study illustrates the role of popular culture as an informal learning for both North and South Koreans to engage with unfamiliar, unpopular, and unvoiced themes in a public sphere.


Confronting The"Imposter Syndrome" In The Adult Learning Classroom, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn A. Palmer 2017 DeVry University

Confronting The"Imposter Syndrome" In The Adult Learning Classroom, Lorenzo Bowman, Glenn A. Palmer

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines the experiences of two African American male professor in confronting the "Imposter Syndrome." The relevant literature on the Imposter Syndrome is used to analyze the experiences of these two educators and strategies are advanced for addressing the phenomenon of both a personal and a professional level.


A Systematic Review Of The Literature On Foreign Brides’ Adaptation Experiences In Korea, HEH YOUN SHIN, Esther Prins 2017 Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus

A Systematic Review Of The Literature On Foreign Brides’ Adaptation Experiences In Korea, Heh Youn Shin, Esther Prins

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this qualitative systematic review is to synthesize the literature on foreign brides in Korea to examine how they are represented and how sociocultural contexts shape their experiences and adjustment.


Experiences Influencing Ethno-National Identity Learning: The Case Of Young Adults On The Divided Island Of Cyprus, Christos Anagiotos 2017 North Carolina A & T State University

Experiences Influencing Ethno-National Identity Learning: The Case Of Young Adults On The Divided Island Of Cyprus, Christos Anagiotos

Adult Education Research Conference

Due to nationalist conflict Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots have lived apart from 1974 until 2003. This study investigates ethno-national identity learning as a lifelong learning process among young adults that were raised during the segregation period.


Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins 2017 Kansas State University

Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study explores adult learners’ knowledge construction of social foundations content within a Master of Adult Education program, broadening the understanding of the tenets of constructivist learning.


A New Research Direction Of Authentic Leadership In The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han 2017 Texas A & M University - College Station

A New Research Direction Of Authentic Leadership In The Field Of Adult Education, Jihye Oh, Soo Jeoung Han

Adult Education Research Conference

This research reviewed authentic leadership and learning-related outcomes at workplace from the perspective of adult education/learning. Over the past decade, authentic leadership has been investigated only from performance-oriented perspective at workplace, despite its learning-oriented concept and component. Therefore, this research provided new insight and direction into the field of adult education/learning at workplace through integrated literature review of authentic leadership.


"Do The Hard Work": Identity Development And First Year Doctoral Students, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Carol Rogers Shaw 2017 Penn State University

"Do The Hard Work": Identity Development And First Year Doctoral Students, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Carol Rogers Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative, phenomenological study examined the experiences of first year graduate students learning to become doctoral students in education doctoral programs. Findings include the centrality of identity development and social justice.


Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor 2017 Saint Mary's College of California

Move Over, Descartes! Neuroscience Says You’Re Wrong., Kathleen Taylor

Adult Education Research Conference

Recent discoveries in neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and psychology contradict Descartes’ rejection of the body’s role in thinking. This presentation examines implications for adult learning.


Violeta Parra: Popular Educator, Maria A. Vetter 2017 Independent researcher

Violeta Parra: Popular Educator, Maria A. Vetter

Adult Education Research Conference

This study reexamines the work of Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra with the purpose of identifying her as a popular educator.


Adult Learning In Online Educative Spaces: A Constructive-Developmental Perspective, Alexandra Cox 2017 University of Georgia

Adult Learning In Online Educative Spaces: A Constructive-Developmental Perspective, Alexandra Cox

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explored how adults construct meaning, develop, and grow within the particular context of a structured, online, educative space and through the alone/together paradox.


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