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No Teaching More Fulfilling: An Interview With Pam Jones, Linda Levine 2016 Bank Street College of Education

No Teaching More Fulfilling: An Interview With Pam Jones, Linda Levine

Occasional Paper Series

Teacher educator Linda Levine interviews colleague Pamela Jones on her enduring commitment to quality education for all. Pam shares her thoughts and insight into what it takes to be a successful teacher in high-needs urban schools. Two guiding principles emerge as prerequisites for success: teachers need to be true to themselves and to find teaching assignments in places that resonate with them.


Grafting: Making Space For International And Comparative Education In A Pre-Service Teacher Social Foundations Class, Payal Shah, Kara D. Brown 2016 University of South Carolina

Grafting: Making Space For International And Comparative Education In A Pre-Service Teacher Social Foundations Class, Payal Shah, Kara D. Brown

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

This article contributes to a growing appreciation and understanding of both the ways to include exposure to Comparative and International Education (CIE) in undergraduate teacher education as well as to how students take up and respond creatively to opportunities for comparative exploration. In order to make space for comparative education in the already oversubscribed pre-service teacher’s program of study, we (1) explore a strategy to use a required undergraduate social foundations’ class for pre-service teachers at a large public university as a platform for comparative education, and (2) share the lessons learned from creating space for students to express ...


The Global Imperative For Teacher Education: Opportunities For Comparative And International Education, Elena Aydarova, Sheila K. Marquardt 2016 Arizona State University

The Global Imperative For Teacher Education: Opportunities For Comparative And International Education, Elena Aydarova, Sheila K. Marquardt

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

In the context of globalization, teacher education has to respond to the global imperative by helping pre-service teachers develop global consciousness and awareness (Apple, 2011; Zhao, 2010). This paper addresses this imperative by first identifying the spaces for global competencies in teacher education standards at the national, regional, state, and institutional levels. Next, we analyze two universities’ attempts to internationalize teacher education programs and demonstrate how the lack of specificity in teacher education standards emerge as gaps in the curriculum and in pre-service teacher learning. We argue that re-fashioned comparative and international education courses could address these gaps by developing ...


Comparative And International Education In Teacher Training Programs: The Case Of North Park University In Chicago, Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei 2016 North Park University

Comparative And International Education In Teacher Training Programs: The Case Of North Park University In Chicago, Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

For decades, scholars have claimed the importance of implementing comparative and international education courses in teacher education programs. Although there are countless benefits of doing so, information or evidence about offering comparative and international education in the teacher education curricula, is negligible. To date, it is uncertain how many teacher education programs include such a course. The current article aims to describe how and why CIE became a required graduate level course within a teacher education program in Chicago. It also discusses the various pedagogical approaches, theories, themes, and content that were selected for the framework of this course. Lastly ...


Guest Editors’ Introduction To The Fire Special Issue On “The Place And Future Of Comparative Education In Teacher Education”, Patricia K. Kubow, Allison H. Blosser 2016 Indiana University

Guest Editors’ Introduction To The Fire Special Issue On “The Place And Future Of Comparative Education In Teacher Education”, Patricia K. Kubow, Allison H. Blosser

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Guest Editors’ Introduction to the FIRE Special Issue on “The Place and Future of Comparative Education in Teacher Education”.


Influences Of Western Philosophy And Educational Thought In China And Their Effects On The New Culture Movement, Anthony C. Sturniolo 2016 Buffalo State College

Influences Of Western Philosophy And Educational Thought In China And Their Effects On The New Culture Movement, Anthony C. Sturniolo

History Theses

This thesis will explore the progressive development of Chinese higher education from the time of the Opium Wars in the mid-nineteenth century through the Republican Era (1928-1949). This study will argue that the development of China’s modern higher education system can trace its roots back to China’s humiliating defeat during the Opium Wars and the country's subsequent efforts to reform itself in the final years of the Qing dynasty and the early decades of the twentieth century.

This thesis explores how the May Fourth Movement of the early twentieth century was not a single movement but rather ...


Mindfulness Intervention: Usefulness In Elementary Classrooms In Regards To Transitions And Collaboration, Jessie M. Filkins 2016 St. Catherine University

Mindfulness Intervention: Usefulness In Elementary Classrooms In Regards To Transitions And Collaboration, Jessie M. Filkins

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

The purpose of this investigation was to see if mindfulness lessons based on breathing and meditation techniques would be effective with elementary age students in building community and collaborative work skills. This was done in a classroom of 25 students ranging from nine to twelve years old. I used a pre and post survey as well as observational data to determine the relevance of the meditations on community clean up time. The results showed that there was an increase in participation as well as a decrease in the time it took for the children to clean up. There was also ...


Teacher Beliefs Regarding Positive Behavior Support Programs In Mississippi Middle Schools, Chad Joseph Davis 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Teacher Beliefs Regarding Positive Behavior Support Programs In Mississippi Middle Schools, Chad Joseph Davis

Dissertations

In today’s educational environment of continued and high-stakes accountability, school administrators are constantly looking for effective techniques to improve the academic performance and behavior of their students. In an effort to attain improvement by their pupils, many educational leaders are choosing to implement positive behavior support (PBS) programs in their schools. This study examined the differences between teachers’ beliefs about PBS programs and their impact on reported student attendance, standardized test scores, engagement, and behavior. It also examined the differences in reported changes in these variables between teachers at schools with PBS programs and teachers at schools without the ...


The Relationship Between Online Classroom Incivility And Sense Of Community Of Online Undergraduate Students, John Spohn 2016 Liberty University

The Relationship Between Online Classroom Incivility And Sense Of Community Of Online Undergraduate Students, John Spohn

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Incivility is not just bullying and physically threatening students. Uncivil behaviors include more mild forms of classroom disruption, including plagiarizing, posting terse responses, and continually asking for extensions for assignments. A student’s motivation for learning can be hampered, when subjected to incivility causing classroom disruptions. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between student incivility in the online learning environment, as scored by the Incivility in Online Learning Environments instrument, and the student’s sense of community, as measured by the Community Classroom scale. This quantitative study seeks to extend Tuckman’s model (1965) of the ...


Schooling Of And For Democracy, Deborah Meier 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Schooling Of And For Democracy, Deborah Meier

Occasional Paper Series

The author asserts that it’s time for us to “measure” schools by the values we believe in for public life in general, and to “measure” our students, then, by the long-term impact they will have on our larger society and the vitality of our democracy.


Introduction: Diving Into The Wreckage: Our Schools, Education Reform, And The Future Society, William Ayers 2016 University of Illinois at Chicago, retired

Introduction: Diving Into The Wreckage: Our Schools, Education Reform, And The Future Society, William Ayers

Occasional Paper Series

"In this special issue of the Bank Street Occasional Papers, we will dive into the wreckage, engage the fight, and hope to reclaim the ground of education in and for democracy." --Author.


Journey Toward Learning Society: Possibilities And Challenges Of Viet Nam Libraries, Zakir Hossain 2016 EUROPEAN International School Ho Chi Minh City

Journey Toward Learning Society: Possibilities And Challenges Of Viet Nam Libraries, Zakir Hossain

Zakir Hossain

The government of Viet Nam has made a commitment to build a Learning Society by 2020 as a part of ASEAN countries’ lifelong learning ambition. A range of related initiatives have been launched by Viet Nam government to encourage reading and raising awareness of its importance for sustainable development of knowledge and skills. Viet Nam aims to implement and develop lifelong learning activities in out-of-school education institutions such as libraries, museums, Community Learning Centres (CLCs) and cultural center clubs to achieve this national and regional goal. The government of Viet Nam currently operates more than 23,000 state funded libraries ...


An Examination Of The Relationships Between Safety Culture Perceptions And Safety Reporting Behavior Among Non-Flight Collegiate Aviation Majors, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum, Julius Keller, Micah Walala, Cody Christensen, Randal J. DeMik, John P. Young, Gary J. Northam 2016 University of North Dakota

An Examination Of The Relationships Between Safety Culture Perceptions And Safety Reporting Behavior Among Non-Flight Collegiate Aviation Majors, Daniel Kwasi Adjekum, Julius Keller, Micah Walala, Cody Christensen, Randal J. Demik, John P. Young, Gary J. Northam

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

Some collegiate aviation programs in the United States have adopted the voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) strongly advocated by the Federal Aviation Administration to build a proactive safety culture. While relevant safety culture research has primarily focused on flight personnel, there has been limited investigation on non-flight collegiate aviation majors (collegiate air traffic control, aviation management, and unmanned aerial systems students) perceptions on collegiate aviation safety. This study examined the relationship between safety culture perceptions and safety reporting behavior of non-flight major students at five collegiate aviation programs. One hundred and sixteen completed responses to a validated safety culture perception ...


Poor Are Hurt When Schools Rely On Standardized Tests, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Poor Are Hurt When Schools Rely On Standardized Tests, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Doing Dewey, Carol Rodgers 2016 University at Albany, SUNY

Doing Dewey, Carol Rodgers

Occasional Paper Series

In this article, I describe and analyze my experience as a teacher of, and a teacher who does, Dewey. In the process I hope to draw a picture of what it means to strive for integrity between theory and practice. I talk about why it matters to work from a theory of education, especially in an age where “clinical practice” is vaunted and theory is viewed as expendable, even as a slightly shameful waste of time. I focus on particular Deweyan principles, primarily the principle of reflection, and illustrate how that theory manifests itself in my practice. I argue that ...


Global Childhoods, Asian Lifeworlds: After School Time In Hong Kong, Nicola Yelland, Sandy Muspratt, Caja Gilbert 2016 Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Global Childhoods, Asian Lifeworlds: After School Time In Hong Kong, Nicola Yelland, Sandy Muspratt, Caja Gilbert

Occasional Paper Series

Explores home spaces through a cultural lens, asking questions about eastern and western perceptions of home learning.


Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl 2016 Cedarville University

Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl

Clinton Kohl, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Teacher Awareness Of Social Emotional Learning Standards And Strategies, Mary Reynolds 2016 Governors State University

Teacher Awareness Of Social Emotional Learning Standards And Strategies, Mary Reynolds

All Capstone Projects

This study investigated teacher knowledge and attitudes of both special education and general education teachers towards social emotional learning. A total of twenty-five certified special education teachers and twenty-five certified general education teachers were surveyed regarding their familiarity with the State of Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards. Teachers’ perceptions of the competency of their higher education preparation and professional development to meet their students’ social emotional needs were solicited. The data gathered from this study suggests that universities should prepare teachers more adequately in the areas of social emotional learning. The data also supports that there is a need for ...


Djunct Faculty Perceptions On Professional Development Offered And Needed By Institution Type And Career Cluster, Mark Parrish 2016 Liberty University

Djunct Faculty Perceptions On Professional Development Offered And Needed By Institution Type And Career Cluster, Mark Parrish

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study examined the perceptions of adjunct faculty in higher education to gather their opinion on professional development that was offered and the professional development they feel is needed and whether institution type or career cluster was significant in determining their perception. This causal-comparative, quantitative research study utilized an online survey and included 220 adjuncts from within the United States. The study utilized one-way ANOVA to determine if there were statistically significant differences in means between the institution types and career clusters of adjunct faculty related to professional development offered and needed. It was found that there were statistically significant ...


Theorising Through Visual & Verbal Metaphors: Challenging Narrow Depictions Of Children And Learning, Sophie Rudolph 2016 University of Melbourne

Theorising Through Visual & Verbal Metaphors: Challenging Narrow Depictions Of Children And Learning, Sophie Rudolph

Occasional Paper Series

Through a rich description of how young children use drawing to express their emerging understandings of the world, Rudolph disrupts narrow definitions of the child as learner.


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