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Book Review: Bigalke, T. W., & Zurbuchen, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Leadership For Social Justice In Higher Education: The Legacy Of The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Palgrave Macmillan. 250 Pages. Isbn: 9781137366498, Budi Waluyo 2015 Lehigh University

Book Review: Bigalke, T. W., & Zurbuchen, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Leadership For Social Justice In Higher Education: The Legacy Of The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Palgrave Macmillan. 250 Pages. Isbn: 9781137366498, Budi Waluyo

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

BOOK REVIEW: Bigalke, T. W., & Zurbuchen, M. S. (Eds.). (2014). Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education: The Legacy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Palgrave Macmillan. 250 pages. ISBN: 9781137366498


Plans For Embedding Icts Into Teaching And Learning Through A Large-Scale Secondary Education Reform In The Country Of Georgia, Jayson W. Richardson, Gregory Sales, Sonja Sentočnik 2015 University of Kentucky

Plans For Embedding Icts Into Teaching And Learning Through A Large-Scale Secondary Education Reform In The Country Of Georgia, Jayson W. Richardson, Gregory Sales, Sonja Sentočnik

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Integrating ICTs into international development projects is common. However, focusing on how ICTs support leading, teaching, and learning is often overlooked. This article describes a team’s approach to technology integration into the design of a large-scale, five year, teacher and leader professional development project in the country of Georgia. The main goal of this project was to improve student outcomes via changing core pedagogical practices such as formative assessment, higher order thinking, and student-centered learning. In this article, we describe the background of the project, detail the country and sector context, the project team composition, the technological approach used ...


Redefining Technology In Development Work: A Need For Learning Outcomes In Ict Projects, Jayson W. Richardson, Gregory Sales 2015 University of Kentucky

Redefining Technology In Development Work: A Need For Learning Outcomes In Ict Projects, Jayson W. Richardson, Gregory Sales

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Redefining Technology in Development Work:

A Need for Learning Outcomes in ICT Projects

Jayson W. Richardson

Gregory C. Sales

Technology has redefined, and will likely continue to redefine, educational processes and procedures around the world. In many development efforts, however, the focus is on the hardware, software, or professional development. Rare is the international development project focused on teaching and learning. In this special issue of the Forum for International Research in Education (FIRE), we propose a reframing of ICT by shifting the paradigm to focus on Instructional quality, Curriculum development, and Teaching pedagogy. Thinking of ICTs ...


Applying Systems Theory As A Lens On Teacher And Student Perceptions Of Assessment And Feedback In An Intensive English Program, Thomas A. Germain 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Applying Systems Theory As A Lens On Teacher And Student Perceptions Of Assessment And Feedback In An Intensive English Program, Thomas A. Germain

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The goal of this project was to apply systems theory, or more generally, systems thinking as a lens on the perceptions of teachers, students, and administrators who work together at an intensive English program (IEP). This goal necessitated a two-part project: a review of pertinent literature on systems theory and a limited qualitative study situated at the IEP. Sixteen participants, including seven teachers (more than half of the current faculty), two teacher/administrators, and seven students from different levels within the program, were invited to participate. The primary focus of the study was on participants’ awareness of and attitudes about ...


Loris Malaguzzi And The Teachers: Dialogues On Collaboration And Conflict Among Children, Reggio Emilia 1990, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, John Nimmo 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Loris Malaguzzi And The Teachers: Dialogues On Collaboration And Conflict Among Children, Reggio Emilia 1990, Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, John Nimmo

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In 1990, three American scholars participated in an extraordinary research experience with Loris Malaguzzi and the educators of the Diana School in Reggio Emilia, Italy. They were studying “cooperation”— how preschool educators promoted collaboration and community in their classrooms and schools—and they used videotapes of classroom episodes to provoke teachers to reflect on the meanings suggested by the actions of themselves and others. In October 1990 the three traveled to Reggio Emilia and spent several days with the Italian educators.

The Diana School faculty viewed these encounters as powerful opportunities for their own professional development through the documentation process ...


Good Morning My Brother, Edward Earl Bell 2015 SelectedWorks

Good Morning My Brother, Edward Earl Bell

Edward Earl Bell

Most important, I must offer words of determination and direction. If not, I would violate my scared responsibility, which is to fulfill the role of Harriett Tubman. I come here to free you, from the shackles of hopefulness and lead you in a direction of hope.


Accessibility In Teaching Assistant Training: A Critical Review Of Programming From Ontario’S Teaching And Learning Centres, Marie Vander Kloet 2015 Western University

Accessibility In Teaching Assistant Training: A Critical Review Of Programming From Ontario’S Teaching And Learning Centres, Marie Vander Kloet

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

It is increasingly understood that university education must be accessible to persons with disabilities. The responsibility to make the university accessible is arguably shared by all of us and yet, the extent to which it has become fully accessible is certainly suspect. By undertaking qualitative, discursive analysis of websites, online texts and other materials provided by Ontario’s teaching and learning centres, this paper seeks to do two things. First, it provides a critical overview of the types of training currently available at Ontario universities for teaching assistants on accessibility and teaching. This review will outline initiatives directed towards compliance ...


Cultural Learning Processes Through Local Wisdom: A Case Study On Adult And Lifelong Learning In Thailand, John A. Henschke EdD 2015 Lindenwood University

Cultural Learning Processes Through Local Wisdom: A Case Study On Adult And Lifelong Learning In Thailand, John A. Henschke Edd

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This article provides the background and concept of Thailand Lifelong Learning [LLL], even attempting a definition. The Thai LLL vision encompasses strategies for developing human qualities such as integrity, self-reliance, adaptability, resilience, and spirituality, to name a few. In some regards LLL seeks to recapture a more fully-developed perspective, on what in earlier times and places [1238 AD in Thailand], was called 'indigenous education', as it now pursues the benefits of a vibrant Learning Society. Progress of LLL in Thailand at times seems to be very slow and methodological rather than dynamic. It stems from developing a policy of learning ...


Day-By-Day: Higher Education In Afghanistan, David J. Roof 2015 Ball State University

Day-By-Day: Higher Education In Afghanistan, David J. Roof

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

This paper examines higher education in Afghanistan. Based on qualitative research, including interviews with key policymakers and stakeholders, the paper examines the primary issues, challenges, progress, and future vision for higher education in the country. The research reveals that one of the most significant issues in the country in the post-Taliban era is female participation in higher education. It also shows the importance of alternative forms of higher education, such as two-year institutions, private education, and technical/vocational education. The paper also discusses the emergence of quality assurance mechanisms and international partnerships with other universities. Regarding the future direction and ...


Bibliography: A Review Of Theory And Research In Global Citizenship Education, John P. Myers, Marzia Cozzolino DiCicco 2015 Florida State University

Bibliography: A Review Of Theory And Research In Global Citizenship Education, John P. Myers, Marzia Cozzolino Dicicco

School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This bibliography includes scholarship that fall within the area of global citizenship education. Works selected are explicitly situated within this field or use global citizenship education as a conceptual framework or learning goal. The bibliography is organized into five main categories: (1) curricular principles and definitions, (2) theoretical perspectives, (3) empirical research, (4) teaching practices, and (5) policy statements. These categories are not considered to be definitive or exhaustive; rather, they are offered as a reference for other scholars working in this field. It is expected that this document will continue to grow as the field develops.


Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving 2015 University of Wollongong

Missing In Action?, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The changing character of intellectual production: how university radicals have become vassals of global billion-dollar scholarly publishing empires; the necessity for radical scholars to break from this model; and the possibility of connecting with activism outside the university as one way of doing this.


Freedom From Equality: Democratic Education And The Failure Of The Nclb, Andrew X. Fleming 2015 Portland State University

Freedom From Equality: Democratic Education And The Failure Of The Nclb, Andrew X. Fleming

Student Research Symposium

Deeply rooted societal concerns about what role democratic ideals should play within systems of education, and how much sway the federal government should hold over educational institutions, have been at the forefront of American educational policy for decades. These questions have more recently been brought into the limelight once again within the context of the implementation of charter schools and the controversial No Child Left Behind act, and its subsequent failure. The expressed goal of this paper is to provide an examination of what philosophies and ideals of so-called "democratic education" are have played major roles in developing the discourse ...


Relationships Of Parental Homeschooling Approaches Including Technology Integration, Letitia A. Walters 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Relationships Of Parental Homeschooling Approaches Including Technology Integration, Letitia A. Walters

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This study examined the factors influencing parental selection of homeschooling approaches for their children and the utilization of technology integrated. Factors explored were parental motivators for selecting homeschooling approaches, parental reasons for choosing to homeschooling, technology device usage, and instructional technology integration. The population consisted of parents with at least one year or more of experience in teaching homeschooling and the primary educator being involved in answering the survey. Participants in this study responded to items from a researcher-adapted questionnaire using. The majority of the participants were from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. A Bachelor's degree was reported as the ...


A Case For An Ecological Approach And Against Language Commodification In Elt, Vinicius O. Souza 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

A Case For An Ecological Approach And Against Language Commodification In Elt, Vinicius O. Souza

MA TESOL Collection

This paper aims to provide an alternative approach to the English language education practiced in many developing countries which can help reverse their current low-proficiency status, as revealed by standard international examinations such as the PISA scores and others. The author argues that this can be best accomplished by adopting an ecological approach to teaching which promotes language learning as emergent and socially situated phenomena, two concepts largely neglected by current teaching methods. In fact, many of these countries have long been dominated by an extremely commodified and cognitivist ELT market, where business interests have taken precedence over pedagogical considerations ...


Randall Lynn Wright—A Tribute To A Colleague And Friend, Carolyn Eggleston, Thom Gehring 2015 California State University San Bernardino

Randall Lynn Wright—A Tribute To A Colleague And Friend, Carolyn Eggleston, Thom Gehring

Wisdom in Education

A tribute to Professor Randall Lynn Wright who died in October 2014.


What Is Social Justice? Opening A Discussion, John M. Winslade 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

What Is Social Justice? Opening A Discussion, John M. Winslade

Wisdom in Education

This paper is a record of a discussion on social justice that took place at California State University San Bernardino on January 23, 2013. It addresses the definition of what social justice is, what injustice is, and the significance of a concern for social justice for educators. Multiple viewpoints are included.


Classrooms As Creative Learning Communities: A Lived Curricular Expression, Soon Ye Hwang 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Classrooms As Creative Learning Communities: A Lived Curricular Expression, Soon Ye Hwang

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Creativity—the fundamental basis of human experience, expression, and learning in the communal world of the classroom—is the primary concern of this dissertation. While creativity is one of the buzzwords of 21st century education the world over, its lived understanding as fundamental to being human is understudied. This gap calls attention to the significances for all involved of entering into meaning making as creators. To explore the significances, I draw upon and give expression to my experiences of building such creative learning communities (CLC) in my own Multicultural Education (ME) classrooms as a teacher educator and curriculum theorist ...


Why Wisdom?, Dr. Richard Ashcroft 2015 California State University, San Bernardino

Why Wisdom?, Dr. Richard Ashcroft

Wisdom in Education

To be wise I think it is important for educators to at least have some conceptualization of the roles both gnosis and episteme have played in human history and further consider a wisdom context broad enough to contain both. Current definitions of wisdom range from advanced practical “know how” (Sternberg, 1990) to “cosmic enlightenment” (Alexander & Langer, 1990). I suggest that to have a deep understanding of “wisdom” (or for that matter, any field of study) it is “wise” to define the “space” bracketed by its contrastingly extreme positions. This dialectic process could establish a context within which wisdom might reside ...


Partnerships Through Adult Education: Re-Conceptualizing Family Literacy In The New Latino Diaspora, Jennifer Leigh Stacy 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Partnerships Through Adult Education: Re-Conceptualizing Family Literacy In The New Latino Diaspora, Jennifer Leigh Stacy

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Schools are complex social institutions that mediate the experiences of newcomer families in the US. In recent years, a body of scholarship known as New Latino Diaspora has followed the migration of Latino families as they have moved away from traditional gateway communities and settled into territories that have previously been home to few, if any, Latino families. As a result, both institutionalized and grassroots educational initiatives have emerged as vehicles to support newcomer families as they learn English and adapt to living in a new community. This dissertation looks at the cultural space of a family literacy program that ...


Testimonios On The Role Of Mentorship Of Mexican Immigrants’ Higher Academic Attainment: Vengo Con Ganas, Solo Échame Una Mano!, Jessica Grisel Mendoza Servin 2015 CSUSB

Testimonios On The Role Of Mentorship Of Mexican Immigrants’ Higher Academic Attainment: Vengo Con Ganas, Solo Échame Una Mano!, Jessica Grisel Mendoza Servin

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The purpose of this study is to highlight the importance of having academic mentors of similar heritage to facilitate higher academic attainment of first generation Mexican immigrants. The researcher assures to demonstrate how constructs such as mentorship, self-efficacy, self-regulated learning, social and cultural capital, and similar heritage due to cultural values can positively influence and contribute to the success of English Language learners in academia.

Through the mentorship relationship, students, particularly minority groups, can tap into social and cultural capital that would otherwise be limited due to their immigration to a foreign country. Immigration typically limits individuals’ ability to communicate ...


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