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Book Review Of Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Thomas Holme 2010 Iowa State University

Book Review Of Quantum Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

This article presents a review of the second edition of Quantum Chemistry by D.A. McQuarrie.


Resisting Technological Gravity: Using Guiding Principles For Instructional Design, Jason K. McDonald 2010 Brigham Young University

Resisting Technological Gravity: Using Guiding Principles For Instructional Design, Jason K. Mcdonald

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Instructional designers face tremendous pressure to abandon the essential characteristics of educational approaches, and settle instead for routine practices that do not preserve the level of quality those approaches originally expressed. Because this pressure can be strong enough to affect designers almost as gravity affects objects in the physical world, the metaphor of technological gravity has been proposed to describe why designers choose one type of practice over another. In this essay, I discuss how designers can develop guiding principles to help them resist technological gravity. I describe three types of principles, in the areas of what instruction is, how ...


Oklahoma Elementary Classroom Teachers' Attitudes And Perspectives Of Elementary Physical Education, David C. Barney, Sarah Ehrlich 2010 Brigham Young University

Oklahoma Elementary Classroom Teachers' Attitudes And Perspectives Of Elementary Physical Education, David C. Barney, Sarah Ehrlich

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Physical education is an academic discipline that has not been given the respect it deserves both in the school setting and among the general public. As a result of the lack of respect physical education has in the educational community, it is one of the first content areas to be eliminated.

Physical educators need to gain support so they can demonstrate to administrators and parents the value of physical education on a student's overall education. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to obtain and better understand Oklahoma elementary classroom teachers' attitudes and perceptions towards elementary physical education, and ...


Our Top 12 "Key Instructional Elements" That Help To Build An Excellent Lesson And High Quality Physical Education Program, Robert S. Christenson, David C. Barney 2010 Brigham Young University

Our Top 12 "Key Instructional Elements" That Help To Build An Excellent Lesson And High Quality Physical Education Program, Robert S. Christenson, David C. Barney

All Faculty Publications

One of the most fundamental issues in teaching, arguably the biggest, is discovering the most effective lesson elements for each group of learners. This includes a solid curriculum, performance objectives, age-appropriate pedagogical ingredients, ability-level activities and assessments focused on measuring learning to create a great lesson. When these elements are blended artistically with a variety of classroom management skills, necessary equipment, instructional support resources, behavior management rules and high expectations in a nurturing environment, the teacher has created the best possible learning atmosphere for each individual student.

Below, the authors have identified twelve important instructional elements for teachers to incorporate ...


Multiple Intelligences In The Gospel Classroom, John Hilton III 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Multiple Intelligences In The Gospel Classroom, John Hilton Iii

All Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Coming Into Presence: The Unfolding Of A Moment, Lynn Fels 2010 Simon Fraser University

Coming Into Presence: The Unfolding Of A Moment, Lynn Fels

Journal of Educational Controversy

We are always, always being swept along in a moment of becoming. Let us for once hold such a moment, brimming again with precious fragile life. (Dragland, 2008)

My husband teaches science in a junior high school (grades 8-10) and, every year, he co-directs a musical with his students. In a school of ninety students, sixty eager teenagers sign up for auditions. He and the English teacher assign roles for three casts because, as he insists, “anyone who shows up should be allowed to participate.” This practice of communal inclusion stems from his own experience of early disappointment in grade ...


Refusing The Gift? Curriculum, Pedagogy And Early School Leaving In Ireland, Rose Malone 2010 National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Refusing The Gift? Curriculum, Pedagogy And Early School Leaving In Ireland, Rose Malone

Journal of Educational Controversy

This paper explores students’ resistance to schooling and attempts to identify some of the factors contributing to that resistance and the efficacy of attempts to overcome it. It draws on Bourdieu’s theoretical framework to locate that resistance within the habitus of the student concerned. The concept of habitus is analysed below, but the paper is founded on the premise that habitus cannot be fully described in quantitative terms and that an effort of social imagination is required to interact with it. The device chosen here for this work is that of metaphor. The paper estimates the value of a ...


Maxine Greene: Influences On The Life And Work Of A Dynamic Educator, Karen L. Goldman 2010 Knox County Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee

Maxine Greene: Influences On The Life And Work Of A Dynamic Educator, Karen L. Goldman

Journal of Educational Controversy

Passionate leader, visionary, esteemed educator are qualities synonymous with Maxine Greene. Her influence as a dynamic educator leads 21st century educational reform. Greene’s prolific writings inspire passion in others. In a 2002 article entitled, “The Power of One,” Amy Oringel names Maxine Greene among teaching’s most revered thinkers. She is one of the hardest working teachers that this profession has ever spawned. While teaching courses in aesthetic education – the process of building students’ cognition by exposure to the arts – to thousands of students, Maxine Greene has impacted the next generation of teaching professionals. She is an active ...


"One Aneither": A Joycean Critique Of Educational Research, Ray McDermott, Meghan McDermott 2010 Stanford University

"One Aneither": A Joycean Critique Of Educational Research, Ray Mcdermott, Meghan Mcdermott

Journal of Educational Controversy

A few years ago, the two of us attended a Maxine Greene lecture at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She told an inspiring story about an articulate teenager from the Bronx critiquing the ups and downs of respect, status, and the coming of age and rage in the metropolis. The teenager's words, she said, reminded her of Walt Whitman, and she read two lines from his Leaves of Grass to make her point. We had with us a copy of her wonderful first book, The Public School and the Private Vision (1965), an intellectual ...


Notes On A Blue Guitar, William F. Pinar 2010 University of British Columbia, Canada

Notes On A Blue Guitar, William F. Pinar

Journal of Educational Controversy

Aesthetic education is … integral to any educational enterprise. -- Maxine Greene (2001, p. 139)

For twenty years Maxine Greene delivered lectures at the Lincoln Institute for the Arts in Education. They are collected in Variations on a Blue Guitar (2001). Working from these, I sound notes of my own, variations on Greene’s conception of aesthetic education. As indicated in the epigraph, that conception extends to education generally. Understanding art (whether as performance or object) as event and as simultaneously continuous and disjunctive with everyday experience, Greene envisions aesthetic education as engendering subjective and social reconstruction.


Shaking Them Up: Aesthetics In Social Foundations Of Education, Mary Bushnell Greiner 2010 Western Washington University

Shaking Them Up: Aesthetics In Social Foundations Of Education, Mary Bushnell Greiner

Journal of Educational Controversy

“How are we going to shake them up?” This is the question Maxine asked me as she and I planned a summer course for K-12 teachers as part of Summer Session 2007 at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. It’s a variation on the questions that permeate all of my conversations with Maxine: How can we understand another’s experience? How do we move out of complacency? How do we enact and live transformations? How do we move away from prefabricated images and meanings to joyously birthing our own selves through our interactions with art and ...


For Maxine Greene: The Teacher’S Responsibility, The Flesh, And Aesthetic Meaning, Jim Palermo 2010 Western Washington University

For Maxine Greene: The Teacher’S Responsibility, The Flesh, And Aesthetic Meaning, Jim Palermo

Journal of Educational Controversy

To me, Maxine Greene is a friend, a muse, and the flesh-and-blood embodiment of the moral teacher. My tribute to her shows a convergence with the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s construct of the flesh. Specifically, Mme. Greene’s work emphasizes the teacher’s moral responsibility to the student. A recurring imperative is that the student be caught up in a heightened consciousness, engaged with others, and wide awake to personal possibilities. But she also argues that the student may see the teacher as The Other. Sartre (1948) defined The Other as one who is dominated and subservient to another. De ...


Releasing The Imagination: Essays On Education, The Arts, And Social Change By Maxine Greene, Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Releasing The Imagination: Essays On Education, The Arts, And Social Change By Maxine Greene, Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

Journal of Educational Controversy

How does imagination help us as inquirers? Assuming the value of imagination for inquiry, what should teachers and schools do to help encourage and further develop students' imaginative abilities? These are two questions I have been considering lately, and I have found two excellent sources to help me. I want to share them with you, the reader, first on an individual basis (as they are each worthy of their own review), then together to highlight their common bonds. Mary Catherine Bateson uses Peripheral Visions as an opportunity to reflect on her life and some of the key experiences she had ...


The Professions And Scholarly Communities: Creating The Public’S Questions And Understandings In The Public Square, Lorraine Kasprisin 2010 Western Washington University

The Professions And Scholarly Communities: Creating The Public’S Questions And Understandings In The Public Square, Lorraine Kasprisin

Journal of Educational Controversy

This issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy looks at the ways the professions and the scholarly communities shape the public’s understandings and questions. Bringing expertise and professional norms to the public square is fraught with tensions and dilemmas. Sometimes these tensions arise because professional expertise comes into conflict with the democratic will. Other times, conflicts emerge within the communities of scholars and professions themselves when new paradigms challenge traditional ones.


Outsiders/Within And In/Outsiders: Varieties Of Multiculturalism, Mary F. Rogers, Kathy McKibben Hoover 2010 University of West Florida

Outsiders/Within And In/Outsiders: Varieties Of Multiculturalism, Mary F. Rogers, Kathy Mckibben Hoover

Journal of Educational Controversy

In this paper we look at outsiders/within, a pivotal concept in not only women’s studies, but also in racial/ethnic studies and the social sciences, especially sociology. After showing how problematic this modernist notion tends to be, we theoretically complicate it. Thereafter, we show how once theoretically embellished, some version of this concept offers a foundation for a postmodernist multiculturalism that is necessarily and inclusively feminist.


High Stakes Motherhood And School Choice, Amy B. Shuffelton 2010 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

High Stakes Motherhood And School Choice, Amy B. Shuffelton

Journal of Educational Controversy

Because it does not conform to the standard conception of a profession, motherhood might seem to have no place in this issue. A woman requires no special expertise, no knowledge, skill or educational degree to become a mother. Furthermore, the work she does as a mother is unpaid, sometimes even unrecognized as work. These two features of motherhood – its accessibility to any fertile girl or woman, and the fact that society provides no financial compensation to mothers for their hard work--are often lamented, though towards very different political ends. In fact, motherhood might be considered the very opposite of a ...


Ethical Breach And The Schizophrenic Process: Theorizing The Judge And The Teacher, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Bryce Bartlett 2010 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ethical Breach And The Schizophrenic Process: Theorizing The Judge And The Teacher, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Bryce Bartlett

Journal of Educational Controversy

As the title of this piece suggests, we theorize some of the similarities and differences between the judging and teaching profession. At first glance, the differences seem more apparent than any similarities. As we've discussed this text with colleagues and friends, overwhelmingly, the first question asked is: A judge and teacher, what do they have in common? However, we believe that the judge and teacher are uniquely positioned as fraternal partners across the labor/cultural landscape; we see more similarities than differences.


Reflections Of Pre-Service Teachers On Their Own Teaching Practices, David W. Snyder 2010 Illinois State University

Reflections Of Pre-Service Teachers On Their Own Teaching Practices, David W. Snyder

Faculty Publications - Music

The focus of this paper is self-reflection on teaching using video. The excerpts that are used in this paper are taken from the emails of pre-service music teachers at Illinois State University completing their required clinical hours with instrumental students at both the middle school and high school level. Though these teaching episodes were eventually evaluated by the instructor in the areas of teacher presence, classroom management, lesson planning, teaching method, pacing, error detection, pedagogy and assessment, the pre-service teachers received no specific guidelines on how to focus their first reflective comments. The intent was to get a glimpse into ...


The Effect Of Middle School Physical Education Curriculum On Student Attitudes, David C. Barney, Joe Deutsch 2010 Brigham Young University

The Effect Of Middle School Physical Education Curriculum On Student Attitudes, David C. Barney, Joe Deutsch

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Middle school physical education can serve as an important tool in shaping students opinions and behaviors regarding lifelong physical activity. The curriculum in middle school physical education is one component that can positively or negatively affect a student's attitude toward physical activity throughout their life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the middle school physical education curriculum and its effect on middle school students' attitudes and perceptions towards their physical education class. It was found that middle school students do like the curriculum they participate in, mainly consisting of team sports.


Developing A Culturally Responsive Literacy Pedagogy: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Cases, And Postcard Narratives, AnnMarie Alberton Gunn 2010 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg

Developing A Culturally Responsive Literacy Pedagogy: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Cases, And Postcard Narratives, Annmarie Alberton Gunn

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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