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Developing Leaders Through Service At The University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Lana L. Collet-Klingenberg, Kelsy E. Hribar, Delaney K. Fenwick 2015 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Developing Leaders Through Service At The University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Lana L. Collet-Klingenberg, Kelsy E. Hribar, Delaney K. Fenwick

Learning Communities Research and Practice

First year learning community (LC) freshmen entering as education majors participated in year-long activities related to service learning and leadership development. Activities included fall cohort classes with shared content, a common read, and a spring seminar that included leadership learning, fund raising, and a short-term service project in an alternative school setting. Students were compared with other LC freshman not engaged in the project, non-education LC students, and those not in learning communities across measures of attitudes toward volunteerism and diverse groups, grades, and rates of volunteering. Additional qualitative data were collected in regard to self-reflection of those involved in ...


Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving 2015 University of Wollongong

Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The changing character of intellectual production: how university radicals have become vassals of global billion-dollar scholarly publishing empires; the necessity for radical scholars to break from this model; and the possibility of connecting with activism outside the university as one way of doing this.


Return To Holy Hill: Louisiana College, Academic Freedom, And The Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence, 1995-2006, Joseph L. Odenwald 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Return To Holy Hill: Louisiana College, Academic Freedom, And The Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence, 1995-2006, Joseph L. Odenwald

Dissertations

This study examines a period in the history of Louisiana College in which the college’s sponsoring organization, the Louisiana Baptist Convention, a Southern Baptist affiliate, began to insist that professors at the college teach only in accordance with the official views of the Southern Baptist Convention. The literature is replete with studies on the movement affecting the Southern Baptist seminaries, but little has been written about the impact of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Conservative Resurgence on the colleges.

As such, this study explores the changes that were made to the academic freedom and governance policies as the trustees ...


The Practical Value Of A Liberal Education, James J. Koelbl 2015 University of New England

The Practical Value Of A Liberal Education, James J. Koelbl

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Move, Interact, And Connect Personally Barter Theatre’S Project Real Gets Implicit In Order To Learn, Megan E. Atkinson 2015 East Tennessee State University

Move, Interact, And Connect Personally Barter Theatre’S Project Real Gets Implicit In Order To Learn, Megan E. Atkinson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Body movement, hands-on activity, embodiment, social interaction, emotions, and self-reflection allow teaching artists of Barter’s Theatre’s Project REAL to conduct a lesson with an implicit learning experience as the focus. Barter Theatre’s Project REAL exists as a theatre for education program that collaborates with regular classroom teachers on delivering the curriculum through specific theatre exercises in order to connect the material personally to the students’ lives. Theatre tools provide a human experience that enhances learning for the student by use of kinesthetic movement, social learning, emotions and interpersonal skills. To understand the effects of Barter Theatre’s ...


Creating A Positive Emotional Climate In An Elementary School Classroom, Nicole Good 2015 Dominican University of California

Creating A Positive Emotional Climate In An Elementary School Classroom, Nicole Good

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

All teachers create an environment in their classrooms that sets an emotional tone for students. Teachers may find it hard to choose the right classroom management strategies to create a positive classroom climate for their students. As a result, teachers have expressed an interest in this topic for over 40 years. The purpose of this research is to identify aspects of successful classroom management systems in order to assist teachers in creating a successful learning environment and a positive emotional climate for learning. The research literature revealed that classroom management is instrumental in establishing a climate for learning that is ...


We Get To Carry Each Other: Using The Musical Activism Of U2 As Framework For An Engaged Spirituality And Community Engagement Course, Marshall Welch 2015 Saint Mary's College of California

We Get To Carry Each Other: Using The Musical Activism Of U2 As Framework For An Engaged Spirituality And Community Engagement Course, Marshall Welch

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

This article describes a January term community engagement service-learning course that used the musical and spiritually-based activism of the rock group U2 as an example of engaged spirituality using activism and advocacy. In addition to learning about the history, music, and activism of the band, students were taught a specific set of skills for activism, advocacy, and community organizing that included creating goal statements, developing and implementing action plans, and coordinating logistics for advocacy-based events on campus. Students were assigned to apply these skills as the service-learning component of the course. These activities were conceptualized as indirect service that reflected ...


Interfacing Catholic Social Meanings, Sociology, Self, And Pedagogical Practices, Daniel J. Myers, Andrew J. Weigert 2015 University of Notre Dame

Interfacing Catholic Social Meanings, Sociology, Self, And Pedagogical Practices, Daniel J. Myers, Andrew J. Weigert

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

What connects Catholic Social Tradition with Sociology? How do each inform the other and how do they, together, flow through and animate the sociologist? Within a student-driven learning community pedagogy, this course builds on the humanistic aspects of Sociology as a scientific perspective a la Peter Berger’s Invitation to Sociology. This foundation is then filtered through a social psychological understanding of self with a sense of vocation through which persons’ deepest passions meets humans’ greatest needs. Biographical vignettes of sociologists’ careers of study that address issues of racial and gender inequalities and psycho-social shifts in values over the life ...


Journey Into Shame: Implications For Justice Pedagogies, Roger C. Bergman 2015 Creighton University

Journey Into Shame: Implications For Justice Pedagogies, Roger C. Bergman

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

Being formed for justice can be a painful experience. Sometimes that pain takes the form of shame and contributes to the formation and exercise of conscience. But shame in other forms can be opposed to human flourishing and social justice. Psychologist James Fowler provides a spectrum of two forms of healthy shame and four forms of unhealthy shame, to which the author adds four other varieties, strategic shame and spiritual shame, at one end of the spectrum, and murderous shame and genocidal shame, at the other. Various experiences of shame are dramatically illustrated in Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin ...


Prophetic Imagination: Confronting The New Jim Crow & Income Inequality In America, Cornel West 2015 Union Theological Seminary

Prophetic Imagination: Confronting The New Jim Crow & Income Inequality In America, Cornel West

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

On October 11, 2014, Cornel West delivered the keynote address to nearly 600 students at the regional Leadership & Social Justice Conference, hosted at Saint Mary’s College of California. The conference occurred two days before West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, during a demonstration to protest the killing of young Black men by White police officers, as in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Speaking of the students, West said, "I would like to see these precious young people commit themselves to lives of integrity, honesty and decency, where they are vigilant against all forms of evil—White ...


Lawrence, Volume 96, Number 1, Spring 2015, Lawrence University 2015 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Volume 96, Number 1, Spring 2015, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

No abstract provided.


Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Spring 2015, Communications & Marketing 2015 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Spring 2015, Communications & Marketing

Gettysburg: Our College’s Magazine

Table of Contents

From the President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

Record Gift to the Sciences (Harrison Dickson '48)

Office Hours: Professor Kathleen M. Cain

Science & Service from Gettysburg to Yale (Amanda Pellowe '12 and Jeremiah Johnston '13)

The 411: Steve Cloetingh '81

The Gettysburg Network Abroad (Jesper Rosenkrans '07 and Lionel Hong '12)

Gettysburgives: $1.27 million in 36 Hours

Renewing the Legacy (Rimvydas Baltaduonis, Divonna Stebick, Amy Dailey, Kurt Andresen, Richard Russell, Radost Rangelova)

Great Work, Great Life (Sheri Woodruff '87)

NEH Challenge Enhances Civil War Era Studies (Dr. Allen C. Guelzo)

Conversations

The Light at the End of ...


What's "Black" Got To Do With It: An Analysis Of Low-Income Black Students And Educational Outcomes, Derrick E. Griffith 2015 City University of New York, Graduate Center

What's "Black" Got To Do With It: An Analysis Of Low-Income Black Students And Educational Outcomes, Derrick E. Griffith

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

Well-known social scientist William Wilson notes the Black underclass is particularly at risk of developing behaviors and attitudes that promote educational and social isolation. This situation has become characteristic of America's inner cities (Wilson 1996). Education as the great arbiter of social mobility seems to be less true for America's most vulnerable Black students. Low-income Black students graduate high school at a much lower rate than their middle- to upper-income counterparts. This statistic prompts the examination of low-income (vulnerable) students and their high school educational outcomes.

The educational (under)achievement of Black students has been well documented and ...


White Paper: Furthering Indonesian Higher Education Through The Liberal Arts, A Chaedar Alwasilah PhD, Judith Puncochar 2015 Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

White Paper: Furthering Indonesian Higher Education Through The Liberal Arts, A Chaedar Alwasilah Phd, Judith Puncochar

Other

Mata Kuliah Dasar Umum (MKDU) is a nationally mandated series of general education courses for first-year undergraduates in Indonesian public and private colleges and universities. This white paper contains information on the general state of the MKDU in Indonesian higher education and offers several recommendations for improvements to the MKDU. Recommendations are theory-based and research-driven from Indonesian faculty focus groups, university student surveys, and educational peer-reviewed research. An urgent need for change in Indonesian higher education exists, particularly for training lecturers to teach with student-centered lessons and higher-level reasoning strategies and for infusing the Liberal Arts and associated learning outcomes ...


The Effect Of Bullying Prevention Programs On The Perceptions Of Bullying Among Female Youth, Karen Tokarick 2015 Walden University

The Effect Of Bullying Prevention Programs On The Perceptions Of Bullying Among Female Youth, Karen Tokarick

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Bullying has become a widespread social issue. Previous research has focused on both genders and various grade levels; it has shown that programs reduce bullying and improve social climates and attitudes toward academics. The effect of these programs, specifically on female youth, has not been studied. This study addressed the effect of bullying prevention programs on perceptions of bullying among female youth in Grades 5-7 in 2 schools in rural eastern Pennsylvania. One school utilized a prevention program while the other did not. Teachers and administrators were also interviewed to gain insight regarding their perceived effectiveness of the program. The ...


Interdisciplinary Connections Between Science & Theatre, Jessica N. Dotson 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Interdisciplinary Connections Between Science & Theatre, Jessica N. Dotson

Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SCIENCE & THEATRE

Jessica Nicole Dotson

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015.

Major Director: Dr. Noreen C. Barnes, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Theatre

In the 1990s, astronomer Peter Usher was searching for new ways to teach his introductory astronomy class at Pennsylvania State University. He began to engage his students by searching for astronomical connections from other disciplines. His focus was turned to the arts, especially the works of William Shakespeare. Usher found, while searching ...


Secondary English Teachers' Perceptions Of Differentiated Instruction For Limited English Proficient Students, M L. Langley 2015 Walden University

Secondary English Teachers' Perceptions Of Differentiated Instruction For Limited English Proficient Students, M L. Langley

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In a suburban high school, an average of 50% of limited English proficient (LEP) students did not meet the required standard on the 9th grade literature and composition end of course test (EOCT), and an average of 46% of LEP students did not meet the required standard on the American literature and composition EOCT in the years 2008-2011. LEP students were expected to meet the same standards as their native-born peers in order to pass courses and ultimately graduate. Using the professional learning community (PLC) model and the concept of differentiated instruction, the purpose of this qualitative case study was ...


Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Winter 2015, Communications & Marketing 2015 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Winter 2015, Communications & Marketing

Gettysburg: Our College’s Magazine

Table of Contents:

From the President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

Scholarship Expands Access to STEM Fields (Diane Allwardt Trobaugh '67)

Office Hours: Prof. Florence Ramond Jurney

Budding Entrepreneur Helps Buyers Find Sellers (Wei Xiong '15, Prof. Cliff Presser)

Board of Trustees Appoints Two (James Banks Jr. '80, Troy Datcher '90)

The 411: Lauren Wise Bright '90

Bullets Play LAX for Turkey and Thailand (Jake Adoni '16, Reed Barbe '16, Bijan Firouzan '15)

The Changing Future of Farming (Enzo Pinga '11) Frank Arbogast '16

Creating a Culture of Success Beth O'Boyle '98

Coach Credits Current and Past Bullets for NCAA ...


Social Studies Teachers' Use Of Twitter And #Edchats For Collaboration, Eric Langhorst 2015 Walden University

Social Studies Teachers' Use Of Twitter And #Edchats For Collaboration, Eric Langhorst

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Past studies have indicated that teachers in the United States have limited opportunities to collaborate with peers; this limitation has been found to be particularly problematic for social studies teachers. An increasing number of educators are using the social media application Twitter to collaborate. Little research exists concerning social studies teachersâ?? use of #edchats, a weekly recurring Twitter session. The focus of this qualitative case study was the collaboration that exists among social studies teachers participating in Twitter edchats. The theoretical framework was communities of practice. Transcripts of 10 edchat sessions in 2013 were coded with an a priori strategy ...


Promoting Citizenship Education With Structured Controversy In Indonesian Higher Education, Judith Puncochar 2014 Northern Michigan University

Promoting Citizenship Education With Structured Controversy In Indonesian Higher Education, Judith Puncochar

Other Presentations

Indonesian democracy is rich in traditions, religions, cultures, and ethnic languages. To keep the nation unified with diversity, Indonesia must prepare its citizens with skills of perspective taking, constructive debate, and evidence-based reasoning to engage in a robust democracy. Historically, a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts held promise for creating a strong democracy and a well-educated citizenry. Currently, politicization of the term “Liberal Arts” attracts unjustifiable criticism and diverts attention away from a serious comprehensive study of literature, science, the arts, history, and mathematics. Narrowness in education of students toward technical and professional degrees appears not to align with ...


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