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Keeping One Step Ahead, Fernando FRAGUEIRO, Howard THOMAS 2010 Singapore Management University

Keeping One Step Ahead, Fernando Fragueiro, Howard Thomas

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The article explores how business school deans can lead their organizations forward in an era of persistent challenges and global tension. It suggests business schools to rise to the challenge of seeking solutions for the shortcomings that have been revealed. It recommends deans to bolster their own leadership skills to provide their institutions with clear governance. It outlines several key responsibilities of deans including environmental scanning, issue diagnosis, and power mobilization.


Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Star Scientists In Commercialization Of Radical Science, Reddi KOTHA, Gerard GEORGE 2010 Singapore Management University

Academic Entrepreneurs: The Role Of Star Scientists In Commercialization Of Radical Science, Reddi Kotha, Gerard George

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We examine the effects of individual, team, and institutional capabilities on the governance of technology contracts. Star scientific teams may work on higher quality projects which may be of high or low risk, depending on the maturity of the technology. Arguments that assumed that both capabilities and risk are codetermined, and seldom diverge in their effects on incentive preferences, may be tenuous in these cases. We test our predictions using a two-stage model in a sample of 1,474 inventions that were licensed through performance or upfront contracts. We find that when individuals and teams have strong capabilities, they prefer ...


The Role Of The Imagination In The Religious Conversion Of Adolescents Attending Catholic Secondary Schools, Richard Patrick Branson 2010 University of Notre Dame Australia

The Role Of The Imagination In The Religious Conversion Of Adolescents Attending Catholic Secondary Schools, Richard Patrick Branson

Theses

The mission of the Catholic Church is evangelisation, the purpose of which is conversion. At a diocesan level, the mission is carried out through the agencies of family, parish and school. Every Catholic school is mandated to carry out its part in the Church’s mission through its curriculum that incorporates both Religious Education and planned catechetical experiences. This study was devised to find out some students’ perceptions of their faith, the influences that they perceive on changes to their faith, and to describe how the imagination assisted their faith development and religious conversion. Fifteen Catholic secondary school students from ...


A Game To Be Played: Play And Authority In Religious Education, Jerome Berryman, Brendan Hyde 2010 Australian Catholic University

A Game To Be Played: Play And Authority In Religious Education, Jerome Berryman, Brendan Hyde

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper argues for the centrality and necessity of play in religious education for both children and adults as a means to learn and teach the art of using the Christian language system to create existential meaning. Play involves games which, in some form or other require structure and rules. In religious education these rules and structures provide the scaffolding needed for mastering and using the art of the Christian language system. This paper proceeds by describing play and games generally, noting the necessity of guiding rules and structure. It then explores the two fundamental types of games which may ...


Agency And Non-Verbal Communication In Religious Education: A Case Study From A Godly Play Classroom, Brendan Hyde 2010 Australian Catholic University

Agency And Non-Verbal Communication In Religious Education: A Case Study From A Godly Play Classroom, Brendan Hyde

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Contemporary thinking in relation to the social constructions of childhood places an emphasis on the concept of agency – the ability of children to understand their own world and to act upon it. Children are not merely individuals but also active participants in a wide range of meaningful social interactions. Agency may not always involve the child’s literal voice. It could entail non-verbal communication through play and through acting upon the world. This paper examines, through a case study from a Godly Play classroom, the way in which agency may be exercised through a child’s non-verbal communication in religious ...


When A School Offers Hope: An Initial Report Of Research In A Special School For Behaviour Disordered Students, Roger Vallance 2010 Australian Catholic University

When A School Offers Hope: An Initial Report Of Research In A Special School For Behaviour Disordered Students, Roger Vallance

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

This paper reports the first findings of an ethnographic research and evaluation project undertaken over two years in a school for behaviour disordered students in Sydney. These students are at-risk of school exclusion, and have frequently experienced short-term exclusion from more than one school. The John Berne School is the only such school within the Catholic system, and it is privately run by a Catholic Religious Order. This paper reports the experiences and cognitions of a graduating class of students, Yr 10 2009. In 2009 there were 12 students, all but one agreeing to be involved in this research. This ...


Pre-Service Teachers Constructing Positive Mathematical Identities: Positing A Grounded Theory Approach, Sue Wilson 2010 Australian Catholic University

Pre-Service Teachers Constructing Positive Mathematical Identities: Positing A Grounded Theory Approach, Sue Wilson

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Mathematics anxiety in pre-service primary teachers is an important issue in teacher education. This leads to the question of how pre-service primary teachers with mathematics anxiety perceive their mathematical identities. The paper explores the potential to develop a research-based model to identify the process whereby pre-service primary teachers with mathematics anxiety could develop more positive identities as learners and potential teachers of mathematics. It indicates emerging themes from previous research using subsequent preliminary data analysis and argues that a grounded theory approach to building a theoretical model for this process would make a valuable contribution to teacher education.


Reflections From The First Year Of A Successful Aect Conference Mentoring Program, Richard E. West, Raymond Pastore, Mengqiao Xu, Cindy S. York 2010 Brigham Young University

Reflections From The First Year Of A Successful Aect Conference Mentoring Program, Richard E. West, Raymond Pastore, Mengqiao Xu, Cindy S. York

Faculty Publications

This article reports on the successful first year implementation of a new graduate student mentoring program initiated at the 2009 Louisville convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. This program was developed by the 2008 ECT Intern class, but will be continued at future conventions by the Leadership Development Committee and the Graduate Student Assembly. Information is provided to potential students and mentors interested in applying for the 2010 program.


The Civil Behavior Of Students: A Survey Of School Professionals, Keely Wilkins, Paul Caldarella, Rachel Crook-Lyon, K. Richard Young 2010 Brigham Young University

The Civil Behavior Of Students: A Survey Of School Professionals, Keely Wilkins, Paul Caldarella, Rachel Crook-Lyon, K. Richard Young

Faculty Publications

Many authors regard education as a way of increasing civility in society, and some have implemented interventions to improve civility in schools. However, very little empirical data exist on the extent and nature of students' civil behavior. The present study systematically gathered data from 251 school professionals regarding their perceptions of students' civil and uncivil behaviors. Participants perceived students' civil behaviors as occurring more frequently than uncivil behaviors; however, they also indicated a need to increase civil behavior in schools. They provided suggestions on how to accomplish this goal, which include providing direct instruction, modeling civil behavior, incorporating positive behavior ...


Reliability Of Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers' Coding Of Teaching Videos Using Studiocode Analysis Software, Keven Prusak, Brigham Dye, Charles R. Graham, Susan Graser 2010 BYU

Reliability Of Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers' Coding Of Teaching Videos Using Studiocode Analysis Software, Keven Prusak, Brigham Dye, Charles R. Graham, Susan Graser

Faculty Publications

This study examines the coding reliability and accuracy of pre-service teachers in a teaching methods class using digital video (DV)-based teaching episodes and Studiocode analysis software. Student self-analysis of DV footage may offer a high tech solution to common shortfalls of traditional systematic observation and reflection practices by increasing the amount, timeliness, and accuracy of performance feedback. What is yet to be determined is whether students can reliably and accurately analyze such footage. Using Studiocode software, student analyses were compared to those of experts to determine coding reliability and content accuracy. The results of this study indicate that with ...


Social And Emotional Learning In The Kindergarten Classroom: Evaluation Of The Strong Start Curriculum, Thomas J. Kramer, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, Ryan H. Shatzer 2010 Brigham Young University

Social And Emotional Learning In The Kindergarten Classroom: Evaluation Of The Strong Start Curriculum, Thomas J. Kramer, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, Ryan H. Shatzer

Faculty Publications

There has been increasing interest in the promotion of social and emotional learning in schools, and research has shown positive outcomes. However, relatively few studies have been conducted in kindergarten classrooms or considered the feasibility of kindergarten implementation. This study examined the effects of Strong Start on the social and emotional competence of 67 kindergarten students, using a time-series design. Four kindergarten teachers taught the ten Strong Start lessons in their classrooms. Results indicated gains in students' prosocial behaviors and decreases in internalizing behaviors, as rated by teachers and parents. Implementation integrity and teachers' ratings of social validity were high ...


The Need For Evidence-Based, Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapies, P. Scott Richards, Everett L. Worthington Jr. 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Need For Evidence-Based, Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapies, P. Scott Richards, Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Faculty Publications

Despite a proliferation of spiritually oriented psychotherapies during the past 2 decades in the mental health professions, outcome research is lacking. In this present article, 6 published outcome reviews that shed light on the efficacy of these psychotherapies are discussed. Although there is general support for the efficacy of spiritually oriented treatment approaches, the data base is relatively small and has methodological limitations. Spiritually oriented cognitive approaches for religious clients with depression and anxiety meet evidence- based standards of efficacy. Several other spiritually oriented approaches are probably efficacious but need additional investigation. Methodological recommendations for improving the quality of future ...


Collaborative Partnerships: A Model Of Professional Learning In Primary Science For Practising And Preservice Teachers, Mellita M. Jones 2010 Australian Catholic University

Collaborative Partnerships: A Model Of Professional Learning In Primary Science For Practising And Preservice Teachers, Mellita M. Jones

Theses

This study explores collaborative partnerships between practising and preservice teachers as a model of primary science teacher professional learning. Thirteen volunteer preservice teacher participants from a 3rd year core Science Education unit in a Bachelor of Education course from a regional university were partnered with eight practising teacher volunteers from primary schools in the regional centre in which the university was situated. Partners planned, implemented and reflected on a series of science lessons using the 5Es framework (Australian Academy of Science, 2009) adapted from Bybee (1997). Partners were encouraged to integrate other areas of the curriculum into their science lessons ...


School And Classroom Environment Of A Small Catholic Secondary School, Paul Kelly 2010 Australian Catholic University

School And Classroom Environment Of A Small Catholic Secondary School, Paul Kelly

Theses

This thesis reports research which employed quantitative data collection methods to investigate the classroom and school environment of a small Catholic inclusive secondary school. By drawing on literature on Catholic and inclusive schools, learning environment research and stakeholders perceptions of the dimensions of classroom and school environments, two instruments were developed and validated to gather the perceptions of students, teachers and parents in this school. The What is Happening in this Classroom (WIHIC) instrument was modified to be more suitable for this school's students by having 35 items to assess perceptions of the classroom environment. Four outcome scales were ...


A Study Of The Work Role In The Context Of Change Management Practices In Catholic Schools, Wayne Hellmuth 2010 Australian Catholic University

A Study Of The Work Role In The Context Of Change Management Practices In Catholic Schools, Wayne Hellmuth

Theses

The following paper provides insights into managing educational change through studying how wider educational change can affect individual roles, and reciprocally how role change can have an effect on wider organisational change. Specifically the results of this thesis describe what role characteristics lead to a positive work role identity, within the Catholic educational setting. This paper also provides insight on how multiple roles within a single work position can interact, thereby influencing one's overall negative or positive perceptions of this work position. This thesis used an ex-post facto research design, implementing a single questionnaire to 1250 teachers across 141 ...


Language Learning Interest At A New Management University In Multilingual Singapore, Glenn Wharton 2010 Singapore Management University

Language Learning Interest At A New Management University In Multilingual Singapore, Glenn Wharton

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The purpose of this article is fourfold: first, to report on a university-wide survey assessing demand among bilingual undergraduates for foreign language study in a management university in Singapore; second, to determine those factors influencing students' foreign language choice and also those influencing decisions not to pursue foreign language study; third, to discuss how the results contribute to curricular planning for foreign language provision; and fourth, to provide readers with a non-U.S. or European perspective on the issues of foreign language learning interest and choice. Using an online survey, results from 708 respondents indicated that, although already bilingual, an ...


Ensuring Education For All In India: Highlighting The Obstacles, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Population Council 2010 Population Council

Ensuring Education For All In India: Highlighting The Obstacles, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

Looking at the current educational situation of youth in India, this Population Council policy brief argues that significant investments in terms of appropriate policies and programs are required to enable the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education, harness its demographic dividend, and enable its youth to participate in and benefit from global development. The brief recommends that policy commitments be met and programs be effectively implemented, and notes the importance of high school education in enabling youth to make a successful transition to adulthood. It ...


Education And Transition To Work Among Youth In Andhra Pradesh, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Population Council 2010 Population Council

Education And Transition To Work Among Youth In Andhra Pradesh, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

Looking at the current educational and employment situation of youth in Andhra Pradesh, this Population Council policy brief argues that significant investments in terms of appropriate policies and programs are required to enable the state to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education, harness its demographic dividend, and enable its youth to participate in and benefit from global development. Notwithstanding the state’s existing policy commitments, findings indicate that several challenges remain. The brief recommends a number of policies and programs to overcome these challenges.


The Balkanization Of University Support Systems: Ferpa’S Chilling Effect On Campuses And How Honors Administrators Can Break The Ice, Amy Beth Cyphert, Keith Garbutt 2010 West Virginia University

The Balkanization Of University Support Systems: Ferpa’S Chilling Effect On Campuses And How Honors Administrators Can Break The Ice, Amy Beth Cyphert, Keith Garbutt

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

One of the outcomes of the way FERPA has frequently been interpreted was the Balkanization of student support services that exist on a university campus, particularly at large universities. As the cabinet members noted in the Report to the President on the Virginia Tech tragedy, “information silos” at universities “impede appropriate information sharing” and “are heightened by confusion about the laws that govern the sharing of information” (Leavitt, Spellings, and Gonzales, 7). At our institution, by the first day of classes a first-year student will have signed up to five separate FERPA forms, each one pertaining to a particular aspect ...


Integrating Art And Literacy In The Elementary Classroom, Megan Kristine Sorensen 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Integrating Art And Literacy In The Elementary Classroom, Megan Kristine Sorensen

Honors Program Theses

This project is about arts integration in elementary classrooms, specifically the integration of visual art and literacy. Its purpose is to examine the benefits of art integration and the ways it is currently being utilized in the classroom, both positively and negatively, in order to provide current and future teachers with a practical model for integrating instruction. As a pre-service teacher, I have spent time in a variety of classrooms observing the learning and instruction that is occurring therein. From these experiences I have discovered that art and content area learning are treated as two separate events. I see this ...


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