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2009 Major Sponsored Programs And Faculty Awards For Research And Creative Activity, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2009 Major Sponsored Programs And Faculty Awards For Research And Creative Activity

Office of Research and Economic Development--Publications

From discoveries in nanoscience, nutrigenomics and software engineering to innovative initiatives in math achievement, child welfare, water and climate change, UNL faculty are engaged in meeting the challenges of a changing world.

This eighth annual “Major Sponsored Programs and Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Activity” booklet highlights the successes of University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty during 2009. It lists the funding sources, projects and investigators on major grants and sponsored program awards received during the year; published books and scholarship; fellowships and other recognitions; start-ups and intellectual property licenses; and performances and exhibitions in the fine and performing arts ...


Pod Network News, Winter 2010, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Pod Network News, Winter 2010

POD Network News

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Teacher Learning By Script, Jenelle Reeves 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teacher Learning By Script, Jenelle Reeves

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Scripted instruction (SI) programs, which direct teachers to teach, even to talk, from a standardized written script, are roundly criticized for inhibiting teacher creativity and teacher learning. In fact, such programs utilize scripting for exactly that reason: to reduce teacher interference with (and presumed weakening of) the prescribed curriculum and its delivery. Yet, two teachers in this 18-month study reported learning much about language and language teaching from scripted instruction programs. Through a sociocultural lens, this article explores how an instructional program so widely decried as de-professionalizing instead became a catalyst for these teachers’ professional growth. Exploring the teachers’ reasoning ...


A Call For A New Geoscience Education Research Agenda, Elizabeth B. Lewis, Dale R. Baker 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Call For A New Geoscience Education Research Agenda, Elizabeth B. Lewis, Dale R. Baker

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

A lack of qualified teachers and low enrollment in the geosciences exist at both secondary and tertiary levels in the United States. Consequently, it is unlikely that students will be able to achieve scientific literacy without an increase in both of these populations. To address these problems, we pose research questions, highlight sociocultural theories, and provide examples of other science education research as possible avenues by which to explore these related problems. We argue that such research studies are necessary to inform science education policy and advance national scientific literacy.


Redirecting The Teacher's Gaze: Teacher Education, Youth Surveillance And The School-To-Prison Pipeline, John Raible, Jason G. Irizarry 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Redirecting The Teacher's Gaze: Teacher Education, Youth Surveillance And The School-To-Prison Pipeline, John Raible, Jason G. Irizarry

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This article addresses an apparent contradiction in American teacher education that results in conflicting goals for educators. It asks: How do we prepare teachers to interrogate their inherited professional roles in the surveillance and disciplining of youth? How might teacher education inspire pre-service teachers to care more about youth who belong to populations that have been deemed "undesirable" and expendable? We critically examine the role of teacher education in contributing to the criminalization of certain youth in urban communities and the resulting school-to-prison pipeline crisis that leads too many students from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse.


Discontinuities And Differences Among Muslim Arab-Americans: Making It At Home And School, Loukia K. Sarroub 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Discontinuities And Differences Among Muslim Arab-Americans: Making It At Home And School, Loukia K. Sarroub

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Cohen and Neufeld (1981) have remarked that schools are a great theater in which conflicts of culture get played out. The same can be said about homes and families in relation to schools. In fact, scholars and educators have attempted to understand, define, and refine the parameters and connections that bind schools and homes together. In this chapter, I explore the ways in which students’ success at home and school has been conceptualized in scholarly literature, and then connect this literature to the lives of Arab-American youth and their families. The underlying premise undergirding the ideas in this chapter is ...


Education In The New Latino Diaspora, Edmund T. Hamann, Linda Harklau 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Education In The New Latino Diaspora, Edmund T. Hamann, Linda Harklau

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

In 2002 Hamann, Wortham, and Murillo noted that many U.S. states were hosting significant and often rapidly growing Latino populations for the first time and that these changes had multiple implications for formal schooling as well as out-of-school learning processes. They speculated about whether Latinos were encountering the same, often disappointing, educational fates in communities where their presence was unprecedented as in areas with a longstanding Latino presence. Only tentative conclusions could be provided at that time since the dynamics referenced were frequently novel and in flux.

In this chapter we revisit their inquiry in light of six subsequent ...


Modeling Teacher Professional Development And Classroom Implementation Of Instructional Strategies For Building Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities, Elizabeth B. Lewis, Dale R. Baker, Nievita Bueno Watts, Brandon A. Helding, Michael Lang 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Modeling Teacher Professional Development And Classroom Implementation Of Instructional Strategies For Building Scientific Classroom Discourse Communities, Elizabeth B. Lewis, Dale R. Baker, Nievita Bueno Watts, Brandon A. Helding, Michael Lang

Talks and Presentations: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Three-hundred-and-twenty-three classroom observations of secondary science and language arts teachers were made over two academic years while teachers engaged in professional development (PD) in how to construct scientific classroom discourse communities. These observations were used, along with teacher demographic information, to build a hierarchical linear model to explore statistical relationships. The length of time that teachers received PD was chosen as the exclusive predictor of teacher change while a schools’ percentage of students who qualified for free and reduced lunch (a proxy for SES) was chosen as the exclusive predictor of intercepts. Over the course of two years, the teachers ...


Connection To Nature In Park Visitors: A Look At Structured And Unstructured Recreational Activities, Chelsea D. West 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Connection To Nature In Park Visitors: A Look At Structured And Unstructured Recreational Activities, Chelsea D. West

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

There is evidence that park visitation is on the decline (Pergams & Zaradic, 2008) and if this is the case, and budgets decrease proportionately, there is a chance park land will be lost. Definitive explanations of the decline in park visits and time spent in nature are not available. In addition, there has been some discussion and research pertaining to the possible effects on people of not going into the natural environment and experiencing a connection with nature.

This study represents the first research known to focus on connectedness to nature and its relationship to structured and unstructured recreational activities. To ...


2010-11 Unopa General Meeting Minutes, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2010-11 Unopa General Meeting Minutes

UNOPA Minutes

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2010-11 Unopa Executive Board Minutes, 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2010-11 Unopa Executive Board Minutes

UNOPA Minutes

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Book Review: The Joy Of Teaching: Effective Strategies For The Classroom, Amy Lynn Dee 2010 George Fox University

Book Review: The Joy Of Teaching: Effective Strategies For The Classroom, Amy Lynn Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "Woven throughout his book, the joy Hazel found in the vocation of teaching rises above all other content, ergo the title. Hazel begins in the first chapter with the joy and the rewards of teaching by observing that our call to teach provides a means toward self-actualization as well as a way to serve God's people. Many enter the field of teaching with hearts and minds centered on care for others as well as a desire to make a difference in the lives of students. Through many of the over one hundred stories collected during the research for ...


Professional Development's Complex Ecology: Examining A Whole-School Balanced Literacy Professional Development, Dawn Lambson, Susanna M. Steeg 2010 George Fox University

Professional Development's Complex Ecology: Examining A Whole-School Balanced Literacy Professional Development, Dawn Lambson, Susanna M. Steeg

Faculty Publications - School of Education

This descriptive study reports on the structure and implementation of a school wide professional development model in a southwest public elementary school. The professional development effort was designed to support educators’ understanding and teaching of balanced literacy. The paper reports on the components of this professional development and discusses the strengths of this model in relation to educational research and findings on professional development. We conclude by discussing this model from the perspective of involved administration, facilitators, and teachers, as they consider the process of crossing the borders from professional development into their classrooms. The study is strengthened by teachers ...


Dynamic Diversity In A Catholic Augustinian College, Joseph T. Kelley 2010 Merrimack College

Dynamic Diversity In A Catholic Augustinian College, Joseph T. Kelley

Religious & Theological Studies Faculty Publications

This article shows how Merrimack College’s Catholic heritage and Augustinian tradition provide intellectual and spiritual resources for the college to fulfill its educational responsibility to prepare students for virtuous citizenship in a religiously and culturally pluralistic society. It uses four major Vatican documents and several foundational Augustinian ideas to elaborate principles useful for the guidance of Merrimack’s academic community and the direction of its campus culture. The article concludes with Merrimack’s “Statement of Augustinian Values for Higher Education” as an expression of its distinctive mission in American higher education.


Review Of Bowen's "Growing Up Christian: Why Young People Stay In Church, Leave Church And (Sometimes) Come Back To Church", Ken Badley 2010 George Fox University

Review Of Bowen's "Growing Up Christian: Why Young People Stay In Church, Leave Church And (Sometimes) Come Back To Church", Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Sommerville's "Religious Ideas For Secular Universities" - Book Review, Ken Badley 2010 George Fox University

Sommerville's "Religious Ideas For Secular Universities" - Book Review, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Review of C. John Sommerville's "Religious Ideas for Secular Universities," originally published in Christian Scholar's Review, 40(1), 2010.

http://www.csreview.org/


Whither Church-Related Higher Education Now? A Review Essay Of Six Recent Titles, Ken Badley 2010 George Fox University

Whither Church-Related Higher Education Now? A Review Essay Of Six Recent Titles, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Slow Reading: Reading Along 'Lectio' Lines, K Jo-Ann Badley, Ken Badley 2010 George Fox University

Slow Reading: Reading Along 'Lectio' Lines, K Jo-Ann Badley, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


A Biblical Ethics For Talented And Gifted Education, Ken Badley, Amy Dee 2010 George Fox University

A Biblical Ethics For Talented And Gifted Education, Ken Badley, Amy Dee

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


Creating An Educational Ethos Where Innovation And Accountability Flourish: A New Model For Transparency In Educational Organizations, Amy Lynn Dee, Ken Badley 2010 George Fox University

Creating An Educational Ethos Where Innovation And Accountability Flourish: A New Model For Transparency In Educational Organizations, Amy Lynn Dee, Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

No abstract provided.


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