Elementary School Tvaas Composites: A Comparison Between Title I Elementary Schools And Non-Title I Elementary Schools In Tennessee, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Elementary School Tvaas Composites: A Comparison Between Title I Elementary Schools And Non-Title I Elementary Schools In Tennessee, Anthony W. Padelski
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities that support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. Low-income schools or Title I schools are the primary target of Title I funds. A school is eligible for Title I status when 40% of the school’s students are from low income families; these students are identified by their eligibility to receive free and reduced priced meals.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference in elementary ...
Mentoring Undergraduate Research In Education And Business: Transformation In Global And Local Communities, 2016 Florida Gulf Coast University
Mentoring Undergraduate Research In Education And Business: Transformation In Global And Local Communities, Hulya Julie Yazici, Tunde Szecsi
Florida Statewide Symposium – Engagement in Undergraduate Research
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight avenues toward undergraduate scholarship in education and business. The common theme of these initiatives is the transformative learning which students experienced in local and global communities. In education, the examples include a course-embedded action research with community service, and autoethnography in which students analyzed their experiences abroad to uncover the process of transformation. In business, students worked on a semester long project in quality management collaborating with a local health equipment manufacturer. The systematic guidance of the business and continuous feedback of the instruction, resulted in full transformation of student learning.
Optimize Articles For Search Engine To Improve Research Visibility, 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
Optimize Articles For Search Engine To Improve Research Visibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim
Review Of M. Kanyal, Children's Rights 0-8: Promoting Participation In Education And Care, 2016 Andrews University
Review Of M. Kanyal, Children's Rights 0-8: Promoting Participation In Education And Care, Lori Imasiku
The book Children’s Right’s 0-8 discusses the right to participate in education and decision making for young children. The title itself was somewhat unclear as the book limited the discussion of children’s rights to participation and one must only assume that the 0- 8 is in reference to the age of children. Though the title itself is unclear, the contents of the book are well developed and can be a useful tool for those who work with young children as caregivers or educators. The theoretical development of child participation makes this a book suitable resource for researchers ...
Australian Child Wellbeing Project Technical Report, Petra Lietz, Elizabeth O'Grady, Mollie Tobin, Martin Murphy, Greg Macaskill, Gerry Redmond, Katherine Dix, Sue Thomson
The Australian Child Wellbeing Project (ACWP) was conducted from 2012 – 2015 using a mixed-methods, child-centred approach. Young people’s perspectives were used to inform a nationally representative survey of children’s wellbeing in the middle years. The aims of the ACWP survey were to benchmark child wellbeing in Australia and to provide useful information for services that promote young people’s healthy development. A final outcome of this project was to make the extensive ACWP database publically available in order to provide further opportunity to exploit the rich data and improve understanding. Accordingly, this technical report consolidates the research conducted ...
Quantitative Reasoning - Mathematical Modeling In The Sciences, 2016 Georgia Southern University
Quantitative Reasoning - Mathematical Modeling In The Sciences, Robert L. Mayes Dr.
Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research
No abstract provided.
What Does Motivated Mean? Re-Presenting Learning, Technology, And Motivation In Middle Schools Via New Ethnographic Writing, 2016 University of Nebraska at Lincoln
What Does Motivated Mean? Re-Presenting Learning, Technology, And Motivation In Middle Schools Via New Ethnographic Writing, Justin Olmanson
Middle Grades Review
This article offers a critique of the way middle schoolers are often positioned as generalizable objects that can be acted upon to produce measurable increases in motivation and learning. The critique invites a reconsideration and cultural analysis of some of the dominant discourses and perceptions of technology, young adolescence, and the study of motivation. The use of New Ethnographic Writing—a method that performs a cultural critique via extended scenes connects to the roles and status of motivation, technology, and educational research methods deployed within public schools. Coupled with weak theory, this approach offers a way to understand young adolescents ...
The Need For Large-Scale, Longitudinal Empirical Studies In Middle Level Education Research, 2016 Illinois State University
The Need For Large-Scale, Longitudinal Empirical Studies In Middle Level Education Research, Steven B. Mertens, Micki M. Caskey, Nancy Flowers
Middle Grades Review
This essay describes and discusses the ongoing need for large-scale, longitudinal, empirical research studies focused on middle grades education. After a statement of the problem and concerns, the essay describes several prior middle grades efforts and research studies. Recommendations for future research efforts to inform policy decisions are provided, including roles for the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and other national organizations.
Test-Based Accountability Systems: Concerns For Indiana’S Multilingual Learners And Their Teachers, Kathryn Brooks, Brooke Kandel-Cisco
Indiana’s current test-based accountability system grew, in part, out of decades of federal-level educational reform initiatives. This article reviews the history of Indiana’s test-based accountability system for schools and details how the system calculates evaluative ratings for Indiana teachers and schools. Additionally, the article analyzes how the Indiana accountability system contradicts what is known about appropriate measurement of English language learners and lists psychometric and validity concerns such as valid assessment, non-random assignment, norming groups, and ceiling/bottom effects. This article calls for a system in which multiple assessments offer rich data for school and teacher evaluations.
Creating Conditions For Transforming Practicing K-12 Mainstream Teachers Of English Language Learners, Susan R. Adams, Kathryn Brooks
Critical incident reflection journal writing provides a rich source for identifying high impact components of Project Alianza, a graduate course for mainstream secondary teachers funded by a US Department of Education Title III Professional Development grant. In this narrative pilot study featuring one strand of existing data, the co-authors, who are also co-instructors and co-researchers, begin the first rounds of analysis to identify emerging key conditions and contributing factors featured within specialized graduate courses for encouraging dispositional change and professional efficacy toward English language learners (ELLs) in practicing K-12 mainstream educators. Using Mezirow’s adult transformational learning theory (1991), Kegan ...
Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney
School-level administrators are often concerned about tertiary supports for English language learners (ELLs), such as translating signs and school documents or offering Spanish classes for their teachers. Although modeling and learning the heritage language(s) of the ESL population can be helpful, its focus on language differences can limit our considerations of broader systemic challenges that impact the success of ELLs in our schools. This article shares the dialogues that school administrators are having about ELL students and discusses the use of social justice and equity focused professional learning communities as a way to transform this discourse to address the ...
English Learner Oral Language Production In Middle School Academic Classes, 2016 Butler University
English Learner Oral Language Production In Middle School Academic Classes, Kathryn Brooks
Because of current federal and state educational policies, oral language development is an often overlooked aspect of language and literacy use and development of English Learning (EL) students in K-12 schools in the United States. This article describes a study in which a researcher used an ecobehavioral approach to investigate the conditional probability that young adolescent EL students would produce language in content area classes as they engaged in four different instructional grouping configurations: whole class, small group, one-to-one, and individual instruction. Significant differences emerged between instructional grouping configurations in terms of EL student production of oral academic language. Overall ...
How To Select A Brand Name For Your Research Interest?, 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
How To Select A Brand Name For Your Research Interest?, Nader Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim
Civic Education Training Promotes Active Learning With Real-World Outcomes, 2016 University of Illinois at Chicago
Civic Education Training Promotes Active Learning With Real-World Outcomes, Becci Burchett Gauna, Michelle Paul
SPACE: Student Perspectives About Civic Engagement
The teaching of history is moving away from the rote memorization of textbooks and toward the development of civic skills. Illinois’ recent decision to require all students to complete a semester-long civics course brings us a step closer to measuring active citizenship. Typically harbored under the social studies umbrella, civics is now a stand-alone course. The state mandates that each civics course include service learning, controversial conversation, instruction regarding government institutions and procedures, and simulations.
A New Engineering Communications Course Based On A Professional Communications Process, 2016 Iowa State University
A New Engineering Communications Course Based On A Professional Communications Process, Leslie Potter, John K. Jackman, Kyung J. Min, Matthew Search
John K. Jackman
Given the nationally recognized need to improve engineering students’ communication skills, a new engineering communication course was developed by the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at Iowa State University and offered in the Fall of 2007. Initial assessment results provide insight into student learning needs related to specific professional communication skills. The course is characterized by a high degree of interaction and formative assessment of students along with a unique core professional communication process consisting of (1) Analysis, (2) Formulation, (3) Creation, (4) Delivery, and (5) Assessment. Students participate in multimodal communication exercises that require ongoing practice and application ...
Reducing Disparities By Way Of A Cancer Disparities Research Training Program, 2016 Morehouse School of Medicine and Walden University
Reducing Disparities By Way Of A Cancer Disparities Research Training Program, Lee S. Caplan, Tabia H. Akintobi, Tandeca K. Gordon, Tiffany Zellner, Selina A. Smith, Daniel S. Blumenthal
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Background: For minority populations, there is a continuing disparity in the burden of death and illness from cancer. Research to address this disparity should be conducted by investigators who can best understand and address the needs of culturally diverse communities. However, minorities are under-represented in health-related research. The goal of this project was to develop and evaluate an approach to motivating and preparing master’s degree students for careers dedicated to cancer disparities research.
Method: A Cancer Disparities Research Training Program (CDRTP) was initiated in 2010. The program consists of coursework, practicum experiences, and research opportunities. Assessment of the curriculum ...
Book Review: Cain, S. (2012). Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking. New York, Ny: Crown Publishers. 333 Pp., Isbn: 9780307352149., Kapil D. Regmi
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
BOOK REVIEW: Cain, S. (2012). Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking. New York, NY: Crown Publishers. 333 pages. ISBN: 9780307352149.
Holistic Sustainability As Key To Emiratization: Links Between Job Satisfaction In The Private Sector And Young Emirati Adult Unemployment, 2016 Higher Colleges of Technology
Holistic Sustainability As Key To Emiratization: Links Between Job Satisfaction In The Private Sector And Young Emirati Adult Unemployment, Georgia M. Daleure
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
This study examines factors leading to unemployment among young Emirati adults and new entrants to the workforce despite the abundant employment opportunities available in the UAE private sector. The study points out that new entrants to the workforce, including a growing number of college graduates, find few opportunities in the preferred but saturated public sector so they are faced with a three-part employment decision: considering employment in the private sector for a long-term career, entering the private sector temporarily, or remaining unemployed until an opportunity emerges in the public sector. The study sheds light on the obvious question, “Why would ...
New Systems For Measuring Research Impact, 2016 Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
New Systems For Measuring Research Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim
Nader Ale Ebrahim
Post-Graduation Plans Survey, 2016 University of Nebraska at Omaha
Post-Graduation Plans Survey, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness
Thanks for completing this post-graduation plans survey. The information you provide is used by UNO to report on student outcomes and to improve programs in support of students. The survey takes less approximately 5 minutes to complete. We do not publish or share names or individual responses. Data from the survey is used to produce summary information for internal and external planning and reporting, including telling current and future students what our graduates are doing upon completion of their degree.