Child Kinship Care: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study Of Social Support, Resources, And Health Issues Of Nebraska Child Kinship Caregivers, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Child Kinship Care: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study Of Social Support, Resources, And Health Issues Of Nebraska Child Kinship Caregivers, Toni L. Hill
Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between both the social support and resources of child kinship caregivers and the caregivers’ health. An exploratory sequential three phase mixed methods design was used. Phase I encompassed a single case study of a Nebraska program serving largely grandparents raising grandchildren. Phase II consisted of multiple individual caregiver case studies, and Phase III consisted of a survey of all caregivers affiliated with the program. Qualitative findings from the first two phases yielded similar caregiver information regarding social support and resources issues. Differing information was received regarding health issues. Quantitative analysis ...
Constructing A Creative Self-Efficacy Inventory: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Constructing A Creative Self-Efficacy Inventory: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, Daniel H. Abbott
Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences
A quantitative and qualitative mixed methods study was conducted to examine the latent structure of creative self-efficacy. The CTSE II and CPSE II instruments were developed to measure two dimensions of creative self efficacy, creative thinking self-efficacy (CTSE) and creative performance self-efficacy (CPSE), respectively. Following this, a two-phase inquiry was conducted. In the first and primary phase, factor analysis was used to test the ability of a specific measurement model to accurately capture the four hypothesized factors of CTSE (fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality) and the three hypothesized factors of CPSE (domain, field, and personality). In the second, explanatory phase ...
Client-Centered Play Therapy With An Elderly Assisted Living Facility Resident, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Client-Centered Play Therapy With An Elderly Assisted Living Facility Resident, Angela M. Fuss
While play therapy is primarily used with children, recent research has begun to explore the use of this approach with adults and the elderly. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe in detail the process of Client Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) with an elderly assisted living facility resident through use of a qualitative case study. A single elderly resident participated in 12 CCPT sessions over a period of six weeks. Qualitative data were obtained through observational session notes, pre- and post-treatment interviews with the resident and the facility’s Licensed Practical Nurse, pre- and post-treatment administrations of ...
User’S Behavior In Selected Online Learning Environments, 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
User’S Behavior In Selected Online Learning Environments, Ai-Lun Wu
The purpose of this study was to understand online users’ behavior, preferences and perceptions in a museum’s online environment in order to design systems that support users' needs. The setting of my study was the New York Museum of Modern Art's online learning program. The study participants were undergraduate and graduate art education students enrolled in a large university in the Southeast. Several issues concerning web design emerged from the study, including the following categories: the navigational structure, content design, search engines, and the museum’s educational mission. This study used a case study methodology, which allowed me ...
Are Residence Life Professionals Culturally Competent? An Exploration Of The Perceived Multicultural Counseling Competence Of Residence Life Professionals New To The Field, 2010 The University of Tennessee
Are Residence Life Professionals Culturally Competent? An Exploration Of The Perceived Multicultural Counseling Competence Of Residence Life Professionals New To The Field, Kelli J. Cummings
This study examined the multicultural counseling competence among new residence life professionals by using the Multicultural Counseling Knowledge and Awareness Scale (MCKAS: Ponterotto, Gretchen, Utsey, Riger, & Austin, 2002) and a demographic questionnaire created by the researcher. Results included statistically significant positive relationships between participants’ completion of multicultural counseling graduate coursework and multicultural knowledge, quantity of field experiences and multicultural knowledge, and race and multicultural awareness. A negative relationship was discovered between the frequency of travel experiences outside country of birth and multicultural knowledge. Implications of these findings for field of Student Affairs and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Creating And Validating An Instrument To Measure Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (Tpack), 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Creating And Validating An Instrument To Measure Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (Tpack), Geri A. Landry
Due to the pervasiveness of technology, the role and preparation of teachers as they strategically use technology for teaching mathematics needs to be examined. Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) is a framework for knowledge as teachers develop meaningful learning experiences for their students while integrating strategic use of technology (Mishra & Koehler, 2006). The purpose of this study was to develop a survey for measuring mathematics teachers’ Mathematical Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (M-TPACK). The survey measures the domains of mathematics content, pedagogy and technology. This mixed methods study first examined middle school mathematics teachers’ TPACK through the use of an existing ...
Presidential Derailments At Public, Master’S Level Institutions: An Examination Of The Precipitating Factors And Events, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Presidential Derailments At Public, Master’S Level Institutions: An Examination Of The Precipitating Factors And Events, Julie Diane Longmire
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the factors and events associated with the derailment of presidents at public, Master’s level institutions. The research study was guided by three questions:
1) What factors are perceived to be associated with the derailment of public, Master’s level college presidents?
2) What events are perceived to be associated with the derailment of the president?
3) What relationship, if any, may be found between derailment factors emerging from previous Center for Creative Leadership research and factors emerging from this study?
Data were collected from 19 in-depth interviews of current presidents ...
Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Identifying Types Of Teaching And Learning In An Informal Community Of Practice, Shalane Balfour Navorska
The purpose of this study was to identify indicators of three different types of teaching and learning used within an informal community of practice. Peters and Armstrong’s (1998) article, Collaborative learning: People laboring together to construct knowledge, served as the basis for this case study, which expanded upon the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding practitioners’ interactions within communities of practice (CoP). No other research has comparatively examined these three types of teaching and learning, or examined the types of teaching and learning as a framework for understanding interactions within CoPs.
Eight members of a ...
Narratives Of The Development Of Urban Teacher Leaders, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Narratives Of The Development Of Urban Teacher Leaders, Susan K. Newsom
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the development of urban elementary teacher leaders as captured in narrative data and analyzed through the theoretical lenses of role identity, distributed leadership, teacher leadership and urban teacher leadership. The narratives of five teacher leaders provided rich descriptions that made it possible to: (a) examine possible mechanisms for encouraging leadership assertion choices; (b) identify support practices for encouraging leadership within future teachers in the urban context; and (c) provide insight for building leadership roles in the school environment for those who coordinate professional development activities.
Data were collected via semi-structured ...
Professional Development: A Case Study Of Mrs. G, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Professional Development: A Case Study Of Mrs. G, Sharilyn Kay Owens
This dissertation is a case study of one teacher who participated in a project that investigated the effects of the Texas Instruments NavigatorTM, a wireless communication system on student algebra achievement and related pedagogy. The larger study, Classroom Connectivity in Promoting Mathematics and Science Achievement (CCMS) based at The Ohio State University (OSU), funded by the U. S. Department of Education, involved approximately 120 self-selected participants across the United States. A partial requirement for participation was agreement to attend professional development provided by the CCMS project. The professional development included a week-long summer institute at OSU prior to implementation of ...
Teacher Political Self-Efficacy: Construct Development And Validation, 2010 The University of Tennessee
Teacher Political Self-Efficacy: Construct Development And Validation, Mary Catherine Hammon
The purpose of this quantitative study was to develop a reliable and valid psychometric instrument, the Teacher Political Self-Efficacy Scale (TPSE Scale), for measuring K-12 teachers’ political self-efficacy in abilities to engage in activities that may directly or indirectly influence education public policymaking. Using Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory as a theoretical lens and the TPSE Scale for measurement, the problem of weak classroom teacher voice in education public policy process is explored. Two separate studies confirmed the reliability of the TPSE Scale. Construct and other forms of validity were confirmed using additional measures of Political Efficacy as citizens, teacher ...
Attrition And Mobility: Analysis Of The Educational And Employment History Of Teacher Education Graduates At The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Attrition And Mobility: Analysis Of The Educational And Employment History Of Teacher Education Graduates At The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, William B. Wishart
The purpose of this study was to compare the employment retention and mobility patterns of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s fifth year post-baccalaureate intern program completers with those of the alternative C licensure program participants employed between 2001 and 2005 in Tennessee public schools. A comparison of program groups was conducted from the perspective of attrition, as well as mobility, and how this related to teacher preparation variables including grade point average, Praxis scores, and program type. Attrition was measured for each year as the number and percentage of each group or cohort not returning the following year to ...
An Exploration Of The Relationships Among Wellness, Spirituality, And Personal Dispositions Of Practicing Professional Counselors, 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
An Exploration Of The Relationships Among Wellness, Spirituality, And Personal Dispositions Of Practicing Professional Counselors, Laura Marinn Pierce
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between wellness, spirituality, and personal dispositions of practicing professional counselors. A sequential, mixed-methods case study design was utilized to achieve this purpose. Thirty professional counselors completed three assessment instruments measuring wellness, spirituality, and personal dispositions. Five of these counselors also participated in the qualitative portion of the study. This included the review of photographs of their offices and copies of their résumés and professional disclosure statements as well as participation in a telephone interview.
Following the use of Pearson Product Correlations to analyze relationships in the data from the assessment ...
The Invest Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes, 2010 Iowa State University
The Invest Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes, Thomas Lyle Parham, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Michael Larsen, Jonathan M. Hobbs, Pete Stelling, Tanya Gupta, John A. Knox, Thomas E. Gill
Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications
Results from the Volcanic Concept Survey (VCS) indicated that many undergraduates do not fully understand volcanic systems and plate tectonics. During the 2006 academic year, a ten-item conceptual survey was distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in Earth science courses at five U.S. colleges and universities. A trained team of graders scored 672 completed surveys, coding responses to each item with a score, out of 3, based on accuracy and comprehensiveness. Questions requiring only basic content knowledge (e.g., terminology, volcano topology) received more high scoring responses than questions requiring higher thinking and deeper conceptual connections (association with plate tectonics ...
Gender And Incongruity Between Educational Expectations And College Enrollment: The Roles Of Race, Social Class, And Significant Others, 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Gender And Incongruity Between Educational Expectations And College Enrollment: The Roles Of Race, Social Class, And Significant Others, Ryan Wells, Tricia Seifert, Daniel Saunders
Ryan S. Wells
Gender gaps in educational expectations and postsecondary enrollment are well studied, but few scholars have investigated the incongruity between expectations and enrollment decisions and even fewer have examined this incongruity by gender. Using thirty-five years of data, this study examines the differential influences of social origin and significant others on this incongruity for men and women. It also investigates how differences in these characteristics contribute to the overall incongruity gender gap—the difference between the proportion of men and proportion of women who do not enroll in ways that match their expectations. Results show trends in the incongruity gender gap ...
Ética E Política. Uma Breve Reflexão, 2010 Universidade do Porto
Ética E Política. Uma Breve Reflexão, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha
Paulo Ferreira da Cunha
A política não é uma ética armada, nem sequer uma ética prática ou aplicada. A política não é « serva » da ética, mas não pode recusar pelo menos alguma eticidade. Pelo menos uma eticidade mínima. Hoje é comum falar de ética e falta de ética na política. Que relações tal pode ter com a cidadania e a democracia, não apenas ao nível macro-institucional, mas também ao nível micro-estrural, de proximidade?
Brokering Knowledge Capital: New Prospects For The Research Library, 2010 San Jose State University
Brokering Knowledge Capital: New Prospects For The Research Library, Suzanne Scott
Brief explores knowledge capitalism relevant to academic-industry partnerships, proposing the research library is strategic broker of transdisciplinary knowledge exchange.
Fourth And Fifth Grade Student Achievement And Possible Relationship To Three Teacher Selection Tools, 2010 University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University
Fourth And Fifth Grade Student Achievement And Possible Relationship To Three Teacher Selection Tools, Jon D. Hall
This study attempts to identify possible relationships between cognitive ability, teacher dispositions, and content knowledge and elementary classroom achievement. Data was gathered on teachers using the Wonderlic Personnel TestTM, Star Teacher Pre-ScreenerTM, and Praxis IITM assessments and compared to classroom growth on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) computer-based adaptive assessment. The sample size was limited but included fourth and fifth grade teachers that volunteered from selected Kentucky public school districts. Pearson correlation analysis did not show any significant relationship between the scores on the three teacher assessments and student academic growth using the MAP growth index scores for corresponding ...
Minority Business Enterprises (Mbe) And Organizational Diversity Procurement Programs: Implications For Mbe Business Development, Matthew Augustine
Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) compete in the marketplace for business in an environment that both helps and hinders the process. Most large organizations employ some form of diversity procurement advocacy program for varies reasons. However, the efficacy of these programs is not known. This qualitative, phenomenological study explored the lived experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of buyers and MBE owners located in the Monroe County, New York area relating to aids and barriers for minority business development. Attitudes and perceptions of both groups were gathered along with factors influencing such attitudes and perceptions. In addition, the perceived costs associated with this ...
Exploring Novice Urban Elementary School Principals' Socialization Into The 21st Century Principalship, 2010 St. John Fisher College
Exploring Novice Urban Elementary School Principals' Socialization Into The 21st Century Principalship, Michelle Walczak-Corsi
This qualitative interview study used data from in-depth semi-structured interviews, field notes, documents. and participant demographic information sheets to understand novice urban elementary school principals' experiences with socialization into the 21 51 century principalship. The primary research question guiding this study asked what resources novice urban elementary school principals drew upon to navigate the first three years of the principalship. A research subquestion asked what influenced the participants' socialization into the principalship. Findings indicated that principals actively pursued ongoing learning and drew upon an array of resources comprised of inside mentors, outside coaches, and personal mechanisms. Their use of resources ...