Successful Professional Learning, 2009 ACER
Successful Professional Learning, Marion Meiers, Sarah Buckley
Dr Sarah Buckley
This edition is focused on research into teacher learning and professional development. Teacher learning includes not only activities such as conferences and workshops, but also includes participation in many formal and informal learning activities. Recent research has focused, amongst other things, on characteristics of successful professional learning, and on the connections between teachers' professional learning and improvements in student learning. This research has the potential to assist teachers and schools in selecting and planning for professional learning, so that it will maximise the benefits for participants. The first section of this digest presents some research findings on effective professional learning ...
End User Training: What We Know, Need To Know, 2009 University of North Florida
End User Training: What We Know, Need To Know, Saurabh Gupta, Robert Bostrom, Mark Huber
End-User Training (EUT) has enjoyed a rich tradition of research in Information Systems. However, with the growing pace of change in technology and the dynamic nature of business, organizations are spending an increasing amount of money on end-user training. Training methods are also changing with little research to support new approaches. Thus, extensive research is required in the future. To be credible, end-user training research should preserve and build upon the significant literature that exists, both in IS and Education. This paper provides a review of EUT literature focusing on training methods. It summarizes research findings, while pointing out key ...
Better To Be Frustrated Than Bored: The Incidence, Persistence, And Impact Of Learners' Cognitive-Affective States During Interactions With Three Different Computer-Based Learning Environments, 2009 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Better To Be Frustrated Than Bored: The Incidence, Persistence, And Impact Of Learners' Cognitive-Affective States During Interactions With Three Different Computer-Based Learning Environments, Ryan Baker, Ma.Mercedes Rodrigo, Sidney D'Mello, Arthur Graesser
Ryan S.J.d. Baker
We study the incidence (rate of occurrence), persistence (rate of reoccurrence immediately after occurrence), and impact (effect on behavior) of students’ cognitive-affective states during their use of three different computer-based learning environments. Students’ cognitive-affective states are studied using different populations (Philippines, USA), different methods (quantitative field observation, self-report), and different types of learning environments (dialogue tutor, problemsolving game, and problem-solving based Intelligent Tutoring System). By varying the studies along these multiple factors, we can have greater confidence that findings which generalize across studies are robust. The incidence, persistence, and impact of boredom, frustration, confusion, engaged concentration, delight, and surprise were ...
The Logic Of Evaluation And Not-For-Profit Arts Organizations: The Perspective Of An Evaluation Consultant, 2009 Grand Valley State University
The Logic Of Evaluation And Not-For-Profit Arts Organizations: The Perspective Of An Evaluation Consultant, Brandon Youker
Brandon W. Youker Ph.D
This article defines evaluation, describes the logic of evaluation and discusses evaluation as it pertains to not-for-profit arts organizations. The purpose is to explain to not-for-profit arts organizations how an evaluation consultant conceptualizes the task of program evaluation. The article is based on the perspective and experiences of a consultant who was contracted to assist in building the program monitoring and internal evaluation capacities of arts organizations. Understanding the basics of systematic evaluation will assist arts organizations in developing sound program monitoring and evaluation strategies and practices.
Adolescent Literature As A Complement To The Classics: Addressing Critical Issues In Today’S Classrooms, 2009 University of South Florida
Adolescent Literature As A Complement To The Classics: Addressing Critical Issues In Today’S Classrooms, Joan Kaywell
Joan F. Kaywell Ph.D
Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics Addressing: Critical Issues in Today’s Classrooms was written because of the outstanding response received from teachers who have used Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Classics, Volumes One (1993), Two (1995), Three (1997), and/or Four (2000) in their classrooms. Additionally, since many young adult (YA) books go out of print almost as quickly as they come into print, it was time to update the recommended books and incorporate additional strategies that involve the use of media and technology. Consistent with the series, this text is based on two assumptions ...
Intercultural Education In Mexico: Local Perspectives, 2009 University of Western Ontario
Intercultural Education In Mexico: Local Perspectives, Colette Despagne
No abstract provided.
What School Administrators Need To Know About Ells, 2009 Kennesaw State University
What School Administrators Need To Know About Ells, Karen Kuhel
Karen A Kuhel
Presentation in M.Ed. and doctoral educational leadership classes (2008, 2009, 2010).
International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, Ali Radloff
International students in USA universities have higher levels of engagement with their institution when compared to international students enrolled in Australasian universities. ❚ The largest difference between USA and Australian international students was related to student and staff interactions. ❚ The growth in engagement with their institution between first and later year students among the international cohort is more prominent among those enrolled in USA than those in Australia or New Zealand. ❚ Among Australasian higher education students the international student group on average have higher levels of engagement than domestic students. ❚ When compared cross-nationally, the engagement score difference between international students in ...
Specific Program Area (Spa) Accreditation Report For The Preparation Of Teachers Of English To Speakers Of Other Languages (Tesol): Masters Of Arts In Teaching, Karen Kuhel
Karen A Kuhel
Program accreditation report submitted to TESOL, Inc. for the MAT in TESOL. Program received national recognition.
First Year Teacher Education Candidates: What Are Their Perceptions About Multicultural Education?, 2009 John Carroll University
First Year Teacher Education Candidates: What Are Their Perceptions About Multicultural Education?, Theron Ford, Linda Quinn
Theron N Ford
Using data obtained from 163 potential teacher education candidates enrolled at the John Carroll University, the writers examined candidates' dispositions related to multicultural education. They present overall results as well as results showing differences in responses by gender and by race.
Child-Centered Curriculum, 2009 John Carroll University
Child-Centered Curriculum, Thomas Kelly
Thomas E. Kelly
No abstract provided.
Charity Translated As Social Entreprenuership, 2009 DePaul University
Charity Translated As Social Entreprenuership, Marco Tavanti
Fr. Afiliano Fajardo, CM (AKA: Fr. Nonong) exemplify Vincent de Paul in its innovation toward poverty reduction. This reflection shares the social entrepreneurship and social development approach of the Vincentian Center for Social Responsibility (VCSR) at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines.
“Knowledge In The Service Of The Cause”:Education And The Sahrawi Struggle For Self-Determination, 2009 Western University
“Knowledge In The Service Of The Cause”:Education And The Sahrawi Struggle For Self-Determination, Randa Farah
Randa R Farah Dr.
This article examines the education strategy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the state-in-exile with partial sovereignty on “borrowed territory” in Algeria. The article, which opens with a historical glance at the conflict, argues that SADR’s education program not only succeeded in fostering self-reliance by developing skilled human resources, but was forward looking, using education as a vehicle to instill “new traditions of citizenship” and a new imagined national community, in preparation for future repatriation. In managing refugee camps as provinces of a state, the boundaries between the “refugee” as status and the “citizen” as a political identity ...
The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, 2009 University of Wollongong
The New Outsiders: Adhd And Disadvantage, Valerie Harwood
Recent research has pointed to the uneven distribution of diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, with disproportionately high numbers in areas marked by poverty (Gifford Sawyer et al., 2004; Olfsen et al., 2003). This chapter examines this issue of ADHD and social and economic disadvantage. Drawing on research with youth professionals from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia, the chapter puts forward the case that the ADHD phenomenon has highly problematic effects on the lives of children and young people in these communities. The intent is to show how the ADHD phenomenon interacts with disadvantage, and suggest how ...
The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities In The Syrian Arab Republic, 2009 Kennesaw State University
The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities In The Syrian Arab Republic, D. Jill Williams
D. Jill Williams
No abstract is currently available.
General Psychological Distress Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young Australians, 2009 University of Wollongong
General Psychological Distress Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young Australians, Coralie Wilson
Coralie J Wilson
Epidemiological studies suggest that young people might have a tendency to avoid help when they experience symptoms of psychological distress. There is growing evidence that many young people prefer no help from anyone for their mental health problems. The current study examined the association between symptoms of general psychological distress and intentions to seek help from friends, family and professional mental health sources in a sample of 109 trade (TAFE) students from regional and rural Australia. Participants were 67% male and aged from 15-25 years. Higher levels of general psychological distress symptoms were associated with stronger intentions to not seek ...
Service Learning Partnership Between University And School Students: Experiential Learning Inspired Through Community Research, 2009 Kennesaw State University
Service Learning Partnership Between University And School Students: Experiential Learning Inspired Through Community Research, Monica Nandan
No abstract provided.
Adolescents' Suicidal Thinking And Reluctance To Consult General Medical Practitioners, 2009 University of Wollongong
Adolescents' Suicidal Thinking And Reluctance To Consult General Medical Practitioners, Coralie Wilson
Coralie J Wilson
Appropriate help-seeking is widely recognized as a protective factor, and vital for early treatment and prevention of mental health problems during adolescence. General medical practitioners (GPs), that is, family doctors, provide a vital role in the identification of adolescents with mental health problems and the provision of treatment as well as access to other specialists in mental health care services. The current study is part of a larger multi-cite study developed and led by the first author. It examines the association between suicidal ideation and intentions to seek help from a GP for suicidal thoughts, emotional problems and physical health ...
Creating Powerful High Schools For Immigrant And English Language Learning Populations: Using Past And Present Ideas In Today's Schooling Paradigm, 2009 University of Texas at El Paso
Creating Powerful High Schools For Immigrant And English Language Learning Populations: Using Past And Present Ideas In Today's Schooling Paradigm, Reynaldo Reyes, Leena Her
Leena N. Her
The high-stakes testing climate and the growing immigrant and English language-learning population have changed the face of teaching and learning in today's high schools. In this chapter, the authors emphasize the impact of a new paradigm of schooling based on high-stakes testing on Asian and Latin American students, as they represent the largest combined immigrant and ELL student populations. They discuss the research on high schools that have worked with significant numbers of immigrant and ELL students, and what can be learned from the ideas and programs that such schools have implemented. The authors argue that high schools in ...
Teaching Towards Resiliency, 2009 Kennesaw State University
Teaching Towards Resiliency, Gwen Mcapline, Karen Kuhel, Debra Coffey
Karen A Kuhel
No abstract provided.