Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), 2014 University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Beautiful Questions: Using Literature To Teach Youth Appreciative Inquiry (Ai), Shira R. Reicher
Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects
Learning to ask the right questions and being empowered to dream is essential to 21st century education. In an effort to create innovative citizens who are able to compete in our increasingly diverse and competitive world, youth can be taught how to discover and build on successful aspects of the past, dream creatively about the future, ask positive questions to design plans, and deliver action. These four components, discovering, dreaming, designing, and delivering, are the mainstays of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a positive approach to organizational development. In recent years, AI has been increasingly utilized with youth. Teaching AI facilitates ...
A Story Of Virtue: Moral Identity Development In Students Attending A Midwestern Evangelical College, 2014 Liberty University
A Story Of Virtue: Moral Identity Development In Students Attending A Midwestern Evangelical College, Wendy Lundberg
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
This qualitative phenomenological study discussed the essence of moral identity and provided an understanding of the context in which it was experienced by emerging adults attending a Midwestern evangelical college. Since a primary objective in Christian education today is the formation of moral character in students, this study provided a rich description of moral identity within the emerging adult and a deeper understanding of moral identity formation during adolescence by examining the life narratives of 11 students attending an evangelical college in the Midwest. This phenomenological study used semi-structured interviews and document analysis to describe the essence of the moral ...
Don't Push Me Over The (Knowl)Edge: The Social Correlates Of Latino High School Dropouts, 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY
Don't Push Me Over The (Knowl)Edge: The Social Correlates Of Latino High School Dropouts, Robert Charles Baskerville
Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present
According to the forecast of the US Census Bureau, Latinos are the largest, fastest-growing ethnic group within the United States today and will comprise the majority of the US labor force sometime during the mid-21st century. Yet today, the youth of this diverse segment of the population are plagued by alarmingly high high school dropout rates, about double that of African-Americans youth and triple that of white youth. This yawning disparity prompts the examination of the social conditions contributing to this social crisis. How do demographic, aspirational, school-level, and socioeconomic variables affect the decision that so many Latino youth make ...
On The Same Page: The Strong Teacher Professional Community At The Heart Of A Good New York City Public Middle School, 2014 The Graduate Center, CUNY
On The Same Page: The Strong Teacher Professional Community At The Heart Of A Good New York City Public Middle School, Nathan Warner
Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present
This dissertation analyzes how one high-functioning, public, non-selective middle school in New York City, the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS/MS348), consistently gets strong student achievement gains. For the past three years, WHEELS has ranked near the top of all middle schools on the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) School Progress Reports, which measure student academic growth and performance in each school. At the same time its students, assigned randomly and coming from the neighborhood catchment zone, rank in the bottom decile in terms of economic advantage, and the bottom quartile in terms of elementary school academic ...
"Inside-Out Pedagogy": Theorising Pedagogical Transformation Through Teaching Philosophy, 2014 Edith Cowan University
"Inside-Out Pedagogy": Theorising Pedagogical Transformation Through Teaching Philosophy, Rosie Scholl
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
This retrospective interview study focused on the impact that training and implementation of Philosophy, in Lipman's tradition of Philosophy for Children, had on the pedagogy of 14 primary teachers at one school. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to document the impact of teaching Philosophy on pedagogy, the resources required to facilitate and sustain such change, including the necessary dispositions required to teach Philosophy, and the critical junctures in pedagogical change associated with teaching Philosophy. Interview data were coded and analysed to generate a grounded theory regarding the efficacy of teaching Philosophy in terms of its impact on the pedagogy of ...
A Sociological Perspective Of The American Education System, 2014 California Polytechnic State University
A Sociological Perspective Of The American Education System, Duskin Hobbs
The intension of this research project is to provide a critical analysis of the modern American school system, the policies that created and maintain it, the extensive effects of its practices, and the future of education under such a system. I will begin by tracing the evolution of the current order and discuss the impacts of government educational initiatives such as No Child Left Behind (George W. Bush) and A Race to the Top (Barack Obama) among others. To support these examples I will use secondary statistical research data, scholarly journals, government sources, and other forms of evidence. In this ...
Chinese Doctoral Student Socialization In The United States: A Qualitative Study, 2014 Lehigh University
Chinese Doctoral Student Socialization In The United States: A Qualitative Study, Wendan Li, Christopher S. Collins
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education
Although international students annually contribute billions of dollars to the US economy, meaningful intercultural interaction between international students, peers, and faculty is often missing at US host campuses. Feelings of isolation, loneliness, and alienation are pervasive among international students at US campuses; these feelings can negatively impact students’ ability to engage in academic and social activities. This study is designed to explore how Chinese doctoral students socialize into a US doctoral program and how they perceive their socialization experiences. Using qualitative methods, we highlight student experiences and isolate areas of misalignment in the educational process.
God Has Created Me For Some Definitive Service, 2014 Sacred Heart University
God Has Created Me For Some Definitive Service, Jacqueline P. Kelleher
Education Faculty Publications
A hallmark of being Catholic is a concern for and dedication to those in need and our service to others. Jacqueline Kelleher, faculty member in the Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University, discusses how her studies of the Catholic intellectual tradition moved her to become a member of the Bridgeport Board of Education, Connecticut's largest, poorest, lowest achieving school district.
Catholic School Faculty Meetings: A Case Study Linking Catholic Identity, School Improvement, And Teacher Engagement, 2014 Western Kentucky University
Catholic School Faculty Meetings: A Case Study Linking Catholic Identity, School Improvement, And Teacher Engagement, Daryl Craig Hagan
While research on faculty meetings is limited, existing literature suggests that meetings could be an arena where schools can address their common challenges (Brandenburg, 2008; Michel, 2011; Riehl, 1998). The purpose of this case study was to gain an understanding of the perceptions of Catholic school teachers on teachers in a high-performing Catholic school regarding their own faculty meetings and to explore how faculty meetings engage teachers in the work of promoting Catholic identity and school improvement. This dissertation builds on the work of Macey and Schneider’s (2008) Model of Employee Engagement, as well as McGrath’s Model of ...
Beyond The Skilled Application Of Know-How: Pedagogical Reasoning As Phronesis In Highly Competent Teachers, 2014 University of South Florida
Beyond The Skilled Application Of Know-How: Pedagogical Reasoning As Phronesis In Highly Competent Teachers, Kathryn Boney
Graduate School Theses and Dissertations
Given the teacher-as-technician view and the instrumentalist values that pervade professional schools, practices, and policy decisions (Kinsella & Pitman, 2012a; Zeichner, 2012) with regard to teacher qualification, evidence-based practices, and scripted curricula, there is growing concern that something of fundamental importance and moral significance is missing from the vision of what it means to be a professional, particularly in the field of education. In order to articulate teacher practical knowledge in a way that reflects the complexities of practice, a framework that captures the complexity of teaching practice and helps to define the type of knowledge beyond content and technique, which enables teachers ...
The Effects Of A Book Club On Montessori And Parent Education, 2014 St. Catherine University
The Effects Of A Book Club On Montessori And Parent Education, Stevie A. Harrison
Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers
Abstract This study was implemented to research the effects of parent education and parents understanding of Montessori, in the form of a parent book club. The aim of this action research project was to improve parents understanding of the basic concepts of the Montessori Method with the goal to persuade parents to keep their students in a Montessori environment as long as possible. This study was conducted in a small private Montessori school. All participants had children that were enrolled in the Montessori school. Data collection was gathered using a pre/post survey, self-assessment surveys, videotaping of the book club ...
Lost Among Caucasians: The Lethal Fallacy Of The Model Minority Stereotype, 2014 SelectedWorks
Lost Among Caucasians: The Lethal Fallacy Of The Model Minority Stereotype, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep
Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.
No abstract provided.
Three Justifications For Support Of Female Student Affairs Professionals, 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Three Justifications For Support Of Female Student Affairs Professionals, Anna Filipek Adams
Female student affairs professionals have experienced much advancement in the field. Yet we still suffer gender discrimination in our career paths, salaries, and work experiences. Unfortunately, this issue is not seen as important by decision makers, due to the acceptance of slow change, the past reluctances to begin this discussion, and the arguments of critics. In order to reinvigorate our growth and advancement in the field, I argue that there is value in supporting female student affairs professionals.
I justify the value of supporting of female student affairs professionals from student affairs, human resources, and cultural studies perspectives. From a ...
Student And Teacher Experiences With Informal Learning In A School Music Classroom: An Action Research Study, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Student And Teacher Experiences With Informal Learning In A School Music Classroom: An Action Research Study, Mark C. Adams
Student Research, Creative Activity, and Performance - School of Music
Despite the ubiquitous nature of music in the lives of adolescents, school music education rarely offers experiences with the informal music making practices that are used by their favorite vernacular artists. This action research study implemented informal learning practices into the formal learning environment of my current teaching position in a rural Midwestern community, to understand more about student experiences and the educator’s role in such a classroom. The qualitative research approach used in this study borrowed from grounded theory techniques. Data collection included twenty-five total interviews with nine first-year beginning instrumentalists. Interviews were conducted in three waves, where ...
Elementary Christian School Teachers Utilizing Biblical Concepts In Classroom Management, 2014 Liberty University
Elementary Christian School Teachers Utilizing Biblical Concepts In Classroom Management, Christy Hill
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
This phenomenological study examined biblical concepts utilized by elementary Christian school teachers in classroom management in two Christian schools in Virginia. Items examined included which biblical components were being utilized and how teachers are utilizing them. Determining factors influencing the incorporation of biblical concepts in classroom management and teachers' perceptions of their utilization were also explored. The study used teacher interviews, focus groups, and document reviews. Data analysis was conducted through the use of interview and focus group transcriptions along with as analysis of pertinent documents. Significant statements from the data were coded into themes. Findings included biblical concepts were ...
Jefferson And Democratic Education. A Response To "Thomas Jefferson And The Ideology Of Democratic Schooling", 2014 Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Jefferson And Democratic Education. A Response To "Thomas Jefferson And The Ideology Of Democratic Schooling", M. Andrew Holowchak
Democracy and Education
This essay is a reply to James Carpenter's “Thomas Jefferson and the Ideology of Democratic Schooling.” In it, I argue that there is an apophatic strain in the essay that calls into question the motivation for the undertaking.
The Complexity Of Thomas Jefferson. A Response To "'The Diffusion Of Light': Jefferson's Philosophy Of Education", 2014 Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
The Complexity Of Thomas Jefferson. A Response To "'The Diffusion Of Light': Jefferson's Philosophy Of Education", James Carpenter
Democracy and Education
This response argues that Jefferson's educational philosophy must be considered in a proper historical context. Holowchak accurately demonstrates both Jefferson's obsession with education and the political philosophy on which his educational beliefs are built. However, the effort to apply modern democratic and meritocratic attributes to Jefferson is unwarranted.
We Were There Too: Learning From Black Male Teachers In Mississippi About Successful Teaching Of Black Students, 2014 Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
We Were There Too: Learning From Black Male Teachers In Mississippi About Successful Teaching Of Black Students, Cleveland Hayes, Brenda Juarez, Veronica Escoffery-Runnels
Democracy and Education
Applying culturally relevant and social justice–oriented notions of teaching and learning and a critical race theory (CRT) analysis of teacher preparation in the United States, this study examines the oral life histories of two Black male teachers recognized for their successful teaching of Black students. These histories provide us with a venue for identifying thematic patterns across the two teachers' educational philosophies and pedagogical practices and for analyzing how these teachers' respective personal and professional experiences have influenced their individual and collective approaches to teaching and learning.
Educational Interventions And Reforms: Is This The Right Step For Improving Education?, 2014 Georgia State University
Educational Interventions And Reforms: Is This The Right Step For Improving Education?, Abigail S. Popwell
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Journal For The Philosophical Study Of Education Vol 2 (2014), 2014 Fordham University
Journal For The Philosophical Study Of Education Vol 2 (2014), Allan Johnston, Guillemette Johnston, Samuel Rocha
Welcome to the second volume of the Journal for the Philosophical Study of Education (JPSE), a peer-reviewed journal put out by the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education (SPSE). JSPE aims to publish papers that approach the field of education from a philosophical perspective, in the broadest sense of the term. Some of the papers considered for publication may be selected from works presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Education by members of that organization, after these papers undergo peer review and revision. However, this journal does not limit its content to ...