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Restructuring Teacher Education: The Mis-Education Of Demography In The Public School System, Michelle Richards, Ingrad Smith 2011 Fort Hays State University

Restructuring Teacher Education: The Mis-Education Of Demography In The Public School System, Michelle Richards, Ingrad Smith

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The crisis of confidence in corporations has stimulated much debate among scholars and practitioners regarding leadership morality (Bartunek, 2002; Lefkowitz, Ilgen, Lee, Locke, Lowman & Schneider, 2003). Similarly, leadership scholars have acknowledged that leadership ethics rests upon the moral character of leaders and their choices of values (Bass & Steidlmeier, 1999). They argued that, compared to others, some leaders possess values and characteristics that make them more resilient to social pressures to engage in unethical behaviors (Bass & Steidlmeier, 1999; O’Connor, Mumford, Clifton, & Connelly, 1995)


Sharing Responsibility For The Learning Of Students: A Case Study, Pamela Scott 2011 Fort Hays State University

Sharing Responsibility For The Learning Of Students: A Case Study, Pamela Scott

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The educational gap in student achievement is steadily broadening among the various disaggregated groups throughout our nation’s public schools. School administrators, teachers, politicians, and other stakeholders are scampering about trying to find a solution to this ever-growing problem. Unfortunately, they are looking for the answer in all the wrong places. In fact, the answer to this crisis in America’s public school system lies in a series of questions. School administrators and teachers need only to address the following in order to effectively provide students with a quality education: What do race and ethnicity have to do with students ...


Spirituality And 21st Century School Leadership, Kathleen Fite, Robert Reardon, Mike Boone 2011 Fort Hays State University

Spirituality And 21st Century School Leadership, Kathleen Fite, Robert Reardon, Mike Boone

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The current status of educational reform issues related to general education and special education provides the opportunity for the creation of a system that encompasses the goals of both groups in a cohesive manner. Previously, these issues have been addressed separately; however, recent research identifies a progression of change in the focus of ideas in both general education and special education. The first two phases of school reform focused initially on raising standards and then on teacher empowerment and site-based management. The current phase of school reform focuses on the instructional needs of the individual student and rejects the premise ...


Supporting The Continuing Professional Development Of Teachers In Sub-Saharan Africa: An Integrated Teacher Education Model, Cosmas Cobbold, Albert Dare 2011 Fort Hays State University

Supporting The Continuing Professional Development Of Teachers In Sub-Saharan Africa: An Integrated Teacher Education Model, Cosmas Cobbold, Albert Dare

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Periodically, school operations come under intense review as we take inventory of what has worked and what improvements still need to be made. In fact we label time periods by major events and trends, e.g. back-to-basics (Smith, 1978). As we move into the second decade of a new millennium, we are reflecting and projecting to see where we have been and where we need to be going. We are asking what we have learned and what needs to occur to improve education and our country. The importance of teachers and teacher leadership in education is gaining attention (York-Barr & Duke, 2004; Donaldson ...


Teacher Capacity Building In Teaching And Learning: The Changing Role Of School Leadership, Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Omar Kareem, Khuan Bing, Marinah Awang 2011 Fort Hays State University

Teacher Capacity Building In Teaching And Learning: The Changing Role Of School Leadership, Kamaruzaman Jusoff, Omar Kareem, Khuan Bing, Marinah Awang

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers has, since the 1980s, become an important subject in teacher education reform in the world (Ding, 2001). Increasingly, it is being realized that teaching is a specialized work and that teachers as developing professionals should reach their maturity both in the context and level of their profession through lifelong learning and exploring.


The Impact Of National Cultures On Corporate Cultures In Organisations, Kwasi Dartey-Baah 2011 Fort Hays State University

The Impact Of National Cultures On Corporate Cultures In Organisations, Kwasi Dartey-Baah

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The school’s main core business is teaching and learning. A quality curriculum and effective instruction are key elements to ensure successful teaching and learning in schools (Grigsby et. al. 2010). Thus, various activities and resources established in the schools should be optimized to ensure that teaching and learning are implemented effectively. From the human resource perspective, the main drivers of successful teaching and learning are teachers. Hence, quality teachers who can perform their responsibilities with commitment are prerequisites for successful and excellent education.


The Psychology Of Business Development, Michael Marshall 2011 Fort Hays State University

The Psychology Of Business Development, Michael Marshall

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Bhagat & McQuaid (1982) advanced that “undoubtedly, the most significant cross-cultural study of work-related values is the one carried out by Hofstede”. There has been interests on the influence of culture be it national or corporate on organisations and with growing national diversity in today’s businesses, culture remains an important dimension. Hofstede’s landmark study of IBM (Hofstede 1980 has highlighted some essential facts about culture that impact on organisational performance. Preceding Hofstede’s study was the work of Bartels (1967) who was one of the first to relate the importance of culture, illustrating the concept in decision-making and business ...


The Relationship Between Vocabulary Knowledge, Linguistic Intelligence And Morphological Awareness Among Efl Learners, Keivan Zahedi, Nasser Fallah 2011 Fort Hays State University

The Relationship Between Vocabulary Knowledge, Linguistic Intelligence And Morphological Awareness Among Efl Learners, Keivan Zahedi, Nasser Fallah

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article will share numerous interesting insights that are important for business development, marketing and sales growth.


The Role Of Staff Development In School-Based Management, Hon Yau, Alison Cheng 2011 Fort Hays State University

The Role Of Staff Development In School-Based Management, Hon Yau, Alison Cheng

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Today’s frontier is knowledge. Brain has taken precedence over brawn; our physical struggle for existence has been replaced by intellectual struggle, and knowledge of words has become the most valuable tool for this struggle. Words are the very cornerstone of any language. With a good vocabulary, which indicates scope of knowledge, we can grasp the thoughts of others and be able to communicate our own thoughts to them. As Stahl (1999) argued, discussion of words is discussion of knowledge of the world, and knowledge of the world is knowledge of who we are and where we stand in the ...


The Similarities Between Business Organizations And Psychology, Michael Marshall 2011 Fort Hays State University

The Similarities Between Business Organizations And Psychology, Michael Marshall

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In the 1980s, the system of relatively uniform centralised budget resource allocation to schools was judged by many to have impaired the achievement of equality, efficiency, liberty and choice. Thus, school-based management was suggested, with lump sum budgets allocated to schools, together with a high degree of community involvement in school decision making and the fostering of diversity within schools to ensure choice (Caldwell and Spinks, 1988). School-based management (SBM) was intended to encourage positive participation from teacher, principal and parent representatives on the school board committee (Yadollah, 2006; Cheung and Kan, 2009). This attracted groups of people with different ...


Tips For New Scholars On Academic Publishing, Joelle Powers, Danielle Swick 2011 Fort Hays State University

Tips For New Scholars On Academic Publishing, Joelle Powers, Danielle Swick

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

When one looks at a list of common psychology words, terms and phrases along with their definitions; and then attempt to apply these to business organizations; it is amazing how psychology applies to business organizations in a very direct manner. Let’s review some common psychology words, terms, phrases and their definitions; and apply them to business organizations. Get ready for amazement and a revelation that will create much personal thought and serious discussions with others.


Transformational Leadership: Operating In An Abundant State Of Mind By Capitalizing On Tangible And Intangible Resources, Darrell Cain, Jim Picquet 2011 Fort Hays State University

Transformational Leadership: Operating In An Abundant State Of Mind By Capitalizing On Tangible And Intangible Resources, Darrell Cain, Jim Picquet

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Becoming an effective and well rounded leader in academia often requires proficiency in the three critical components of an academic career: scholarship, service, and teaching. However, the emerging focus on faculty scholarship as the most salient of these elements, particularly as evidenced through publication in academic journals for graduate faculties, has been well documented in research (Green, 2005; Green & Baskind, 2007). While the relative weighting and importance of scholarship is somewhat inconsistent across universities, disciplines, and faculty rank (Green, 2008; Price & Cotton, 2006), the publication productivity of faculty is the major correlate for graduate program rankings from the U.S. News and World Report and many graduate school deans consider it the “central criterion” for promotion and tenure decisions (Green & Baskind ...


United States Organization Working To Strengthen School Leadership Preparation, Jenny Tripses, John Hunt, Sandra Watkins 2011 Fort Hays State University

United States Organization Working To Strengthen School Leadership Preparation, Jenny Tripses, John Hunt, Sandra Watkins

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

We have come into a time where there is of scarcity of resources, where colleges and universities are being pulled in different directions by many of its constituents, and state politicians are jockeying for which policies that they want to implement with limited or no resources to support them, which makes the support for higher education even more scant. If there was not a more urgent time to have a different mindset to transform a college or university this decade, then there likely will not be one. Knowing the obstacles in which higher education institutions need to overcome, the leadership ...


Virtual Teams And Their Leaders: A Paradigm On Achieving Learning Agility, Laurie Pearson 2011 Fort Hays State University

Virtual Teams And Their Leaders: A Paradigm On Achieving Learning Agility, Laurie Pearson

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper provides a brief historical background on the redefinitions of school leadership preparation programs in a particular state (Illinois) in the United States. The paper chronicles the collaborations, challenges, and accomplishments of a professional organization, from the period of 2001 to 2010. Set in the context of concerns about school leadership preparation at the national level, the paper focuses principally on the work of the Illinois Council of Professors of Educational Administration (ICPEA) as it engaged with multiple stakeholders at university and state levels to strengthen school leadership preparation.


What Is The Future Leadership Needed To Guide Organisations To Ongoing Success?, Terry Shevels, Celia Lopezmozo 2011 Fort Hays State University

What Is The Future Leadership Needed To Guide Organisations To Ongoing Success?, Terry Shevels, Celia Lopezmozo

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Two Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are having a bite of lunch. One of the CEOs complains to the other, “You know, my company is just not making it. We can’t seem to ‘keep up with the Jones.’ Everywhere I look our competitors are making gains on our territories while we lose ground. They’re expanding while we are not. They’re earning an ‘A team’ reputation, while we’re stuck with a ‘C’. I just don’t know how to turn things around.


Where Does It Say I Have To Do That? How Can Secondary Schools Enact Assessment Policy For Students With Disabilities?, Jennifer Duke 2011 Fort Hays State University

Where Does It Say I Have To Do That? How Can Secondary Schools Enact Assessment Policy For Students With Disabilities?, Jennifer Duke

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The importance of effective leaders has always been a key aspect to humankind development for betterment and to make progress. As ever and as always, companies look for success and the ‘bottom line’ is always uppermost in the minds of managers and leaders; however the current times and challenges are somewhat different and on a different scale to previous times, which requires significant changes from management and leaders in order to maintain ongoing success in organisations. Such newly introduced significant changes might result in painful and traumatic changes in the jobs and lives of the employees in the company; however ...


Mega Champs Field Trip: A Lesson In Character Development, Kim Akinyanju, Korrie Allen, Edward Lorek 2011 Fort Hays State University

Mega Champs Field Trip: A Lesson In Character Development, Kim Akinyanju, Korrie Allen, Edward Lorek

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The existence of a policy does not necessarily mean that a school will ‘enact’ it (Fulcher, 1997). Queensland Government’s current P-12 Curriculum Framework provides schools with a direction to achieve “a curriculum for all”. However, experience with working with secondary school staff is that they are commonly unaware of the implications of this policy to their everyday work. In fact, they usually respond to any references by the writer to a “curriculum for all” (meaning providing a curriculum for all students in their class, including those with disabilities) with “Where does it say I have to do that?” Meaning ...


From The Publisher, Mark Wilhelm 2011 Augustana College

From The Publisher, Mark Wilhelm

Intersections

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From The Editor, Robert D. Haak 2011 Augustana College

From The Editor, Robert D. Haak

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From The Publisher, Mark Wilhelm 2011 Augustana College

From The Publisher, Mark Wilhelm

Intersections

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