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Registration, Jennifer Spohrer Bryn Mawr College
Registration, Jennifer Spohrer
Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts
Registration is in Thomas Great Hall, which is the large, central hall on the second floor of Thomas Hall. The attached map indicates the location of Thomas Hall and conference parking.
Coffee and refreshments will be available.
College-Ready Urban Black, Hispanic, And Biracial Students: Why Are They Not Applying To College?, DeLois C. Lindsey, Robert K. Gable Johnson & Wales University
College-Ready Urban Black, Hispanic, And Biracial Students: Why Are They Not Applying To College?, Delois C. Lindsey, Robert K. Gable
The study explored reasons why Black, Hispanic, and Biracial, first generation high school seniors who wish to attend college, do not apply. The literature indicated that these populations have consistently lower rates of college enrollment and educational attainment than Whites and Asians (Ashburn, 2008). Enrollment challenges included deficiencies in the areas of academic readiness (Forster, 2006), college knowledge (Tierney & Venegas, 2009), parental engagement (Auerbach, 2007), access to guidance counselors (Farmer-Hinton & Holland, 2008), and social capital (Burleson, Hallett, & Park, 2008). Future growth rates in American higher education will be spurred by those who are least educated and most economically disadvantaged (Epstein & Parrot, 2009). ^ Research was conducted through the lens of social capital acquired through resources internal and external to school environments. The research questions explored how environmental factors positively or negatively influenced college aspirations, knowledge of college admissions and financial aid processes, and other enrollment challenges. ^ Phase one of this mixed methods sequential explanatory design study collected quantitative data from N=26 seniors from two high schools in New England using a 25 question college interest survey instrument. The survey results assisted with the selection of the final n=18 first generation students were "college eligible", but had not yet applied. The survey results also facilitated the development of focus group questions for phase two. Participants for the focus groups totaled n=11; five from one high school and six from the other. Focus group questions were designed to more fully examine quantitative data results. ^ Results were analyzed with frequencies, percents, means, and standard deviations to describe levels of college knowledge, parental involvement of ...
The Privilege And The Challenge: Storytelling And The Doctoral Experience, Felice D. Billups Johnson & Wales University
The Privilege And The Challenge: Storytelling And The Doctoral Experience, Felice D. Billups
Paper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO), April 17-19, 2013, Portsmouth, NH.
“Miss, I Am Not Being Fully Prepared”: Student - Teachers’ Concerns About Their Preparation At A Teacher Training Institution In Jamaica, Carmel G. Roofe, Paul Miller Edith Cowan University
“Miss, I Am Not Being Fully Prepared”: Student - Teachers’ Concerns About Their Preparation At A Teacher Training Institution In Jamaica, Carmel G. Roofe, Paul Miller
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
The issue of teacher preparation continues to occupy academic discourse relating to student outcomes and student achievement (Stronge, Ward & Grant, 2011). Research has supported the view that there is an inextricable connection between student outcomes, quality of teaching and teachers, and teacher preparation (Darling-Hammond 2005; Grover 2002). Similarly, theories about students’ self efficacy beliefs (e.g. Bandura, 1977; Dweck, 2000) and Institutional Habitus (Bourdieu, 1977) have been advanced in relation to students’ study experience, motivation and coping mechanisms. Using data from a focus group comprising 30 third year students enrolled in a four year teacher training pogramme in Jamaica, this paper discusses student-teachers’ concerns about their training. The main findings from this small scale exploratory study indicated that student teachers’ concerns were about the quality of ...
The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim McPhee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan Western University
The D.B. Weldon Library's Instruction Portfolio: A Grassroots, Team-Based Approach, Kim Mcphee, Melanie Mills, Marg Sloan
Western Libraries Staff Presentations
In an effort to address ever-shifting staffing levels and evolving service demands, staff in the Research & Instructional Services department of The D.B. Weldon Library at Western University developed and implemented a new and strategic approach to structuring their work. The ‘Portfolio Model’ provides a framework for organizing the primary functions of the department - collections, instruction and reference - while at the same time preserving liaison at its core. Through a close examination of this grassroots effort and in particular, the achievements realized and challenges faced by the team of librarians and library assistants who together comprise the ‘Instruction Portfolio’, this ...
Interview Of Charles A. Desnoyers, Ph.D., Charles A. Desnoyers Ph.D., Remus Lee La Salle University
Interview Of Charles A. Desnoyers, Ph.D., Charles A. Desnoyers Ph.D., Remus Lee
All Oral Histories
Dr. Charles Albert Desnoyers (b. 1952) was born and raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey with his parents and five younger siblings. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School and North Plainfield High School for the duration of his primary school education; it was in North Plainfield High School where he began showing an interest in history, due to the influences of his history teachers. He later attended Villanova University, changing to a sociology major after a year of general sciences. His graduation from Villanova University with a minor in history led him down the path to getting a ...
How School And University Supervising Staff Perceive The Pre-Service Teacher Education Practicum: A Comparative Study, Jeanne M. Allen, Angelina Ambrosetti, David Turner Edith Cowan University
How School And University Supervising Staff Perceive The Pre-Service Teacher Education Practicum: A Comparative Study, Jeanne M. Allen, Angelina Ambrosetti, David Turner
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Abstract: This paper reports on research conducted in two Australian universities to evaluate factors that are perceived to significantly impact on the professional experiences of pre-service teachers during practicum. Contextualised within teacher education programs in an urban university in Tasmania and a regional university in Queensland, the particular focus of this paper is the beliefs and experiences of school and university supervising staff members regarding the efficacy of the practicum in enabling students to integrate into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their university coursework. Findings generated from the comparative analysis of both mixed methods studies revealed ...
Interview Of Thomas J. Wurtenberger, Thomas J. Wurtenberger, Charles D. Muzyczek La Salle University
Interview Of Thomas J. Wurtenberger, Thomas J. Wurtenberger, Charles D. Muzyczek
All Oral Histories
Thomas J. Wurtenberger was born and raised in the Lower Olney (Feltonville) section of Philadelphia in 1935. He was raised primarily by his mother after the death of his father in 1944. Tom attended North Catholic High School where he took business courses. He did not have aspirations to attend college right out of high school. He was encouraged by a former employer to better himself by going to college and earning a degree. One year after graduation Tom enrolled at La Salle College. He chose La Salle because of its reasonable tuition and proximity to home. Originally Tom desired ...
Experiences Of Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students: An Exploratory Phenomenological Study, Anysia J. Ensslen University of Kentucky
Experiences Of Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students: An Exploratory Phenomenological Study, Anysia J. Ensslen
Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies
Within the past decade little research has been conducted in the United States to examine the preparedness of beginning speech-language pathologists; the seminal article used for this research study comes from the United Kingdom (Horton, Byng, Bunning, & Pring, 2004). Literature from the past few decades indicates that there may be deficiencies in the way that beginning speech-language pathologists are being trained clinically.
The review of the literature suggests that the field may lack a clear and broadly supported learning theory or framework for the clinical supervision and training of speech-language pathology graduate students. The literature further supports the importance of ...
Dr. Patangi Rangachari: Finding The Right Mental Country, Humna Amjad, Shelly Chopra, Ilia Ostrovski McMaster University
Dr. Patangi Rangachari: Finding The Right Mental Country, Humna Amjad, Shelly Chopra, Ilia Ostrovski
The Meducator recently sat down with Dr. Patangi Rangachari, Professor (Emeritus) of Medicine at McMaster University and 3M National Teaching Fellow, to discuss his experiences as a professor and his perspective on health professional education. From his policy of “drift” to the notion of a “pluripotent student”, Dr. Rangachari emphasized that students should be in no rush to make their career choice. He shared his insight into the purpose of learning and described the potentially detrimental effects of not choosing the right “mental country”.
College Instructors’ Preparedness To Teach Students With Learning Disabilities, Kathryn D. Hansen Western University
College Instructors’ Preparedness To Teach Students With Learning Disabilities, Kathryn D. Hansen
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
An increasing number of students with learning disabilities (LD) are attending community colleges in Ontario. Accessible education depends on educators having the knowledge and attitudes needed to reduce barriers and provide an inclusive learning environment. This study investigated the perceptions of community college instructors regarding their preparedness to teach students with learning disabilities. A mixed-methods approach used an on-line questionnaire and semi-structured interviews to collect data from instructors at a large community college in southwestern Ontario. The “Instructor Preparedness Questionnaire” was developed to measure instructors’ knowledge about and attitudes towards students with LD. Follow-up interviews with twelve participants provided qualitative ...
The Responsive Roles Of Campus Art Museums/Galleries In Urban Public Universities: A Case Study Of Organizational Adaptation, Daphne, Mei-Yuan Chao, Dawn Seton Hall University
The Responsive Roles Of Campus Art Museums/Galleries In Urban Public Universities: A Case Study Of Organizational Adaptation, Daphne, Mei-Yuan Chao, Dawn
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Academic Support Experiences And Perceptions Of Postsecondary Students With Disabilities: A Public And Private University Comparision, Heather T. Wizikowski Claremont Colleges
Academic Support Experiences And Perceptions Of Postsecondary Students With Disabilities: A Public And Private University Comparision, Heather T. Wizikowski
CGU Theses & Dissertations
Legislation, social awareness, and advancements in medicine and assistive technology have created meaningful postsecondary opportunities for students with disabilities over the past 30 years. Mainstreaming, inclusion, and transition planning in elementary and secondary schools also greatly contributed to the increased achievement of students with disabilities. Today, 15% of students with disabilities attend four-year colleges. Current federal data show 88% of private and 99% of public universities report students with disabilities enrolled at their institutions. Much of the current research focuses on institutional practice and need. There is a gap in the research when looking at student needs and experiences.
Great Expectations: Twenty-First Century Public Institutions And The Promise Of Technology Based Economic Development: A Case Study, Tara K. Baas University of Kentucky
Great Expectations: Twenty-First Century Public Institutions And The Promise Of Technology Based Economic Development: A Case Study, Tara K. Baas
Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation
American research universities, especially over the past 30 years, have increasingly become involved in technology transfer activities. For public land grant institutions, involvement is largely inspired by a desire to maximize revenue opportunities and demonstrate economic relevance. This intrinsic case study addresses the efforts of a public, land grant and flagship institution, the University of Kentucky, to augment its technology transfer activities, with a specific focus on its attempts to spin off university technology-based firms. The data were gathered primarily through oral history interviews with technology transfer personnel, entrepreneurs, and spinoff personnel. Its purpose is to understand better the structure ...
La Enseñanza De La Gramática: Un Debate Pendiente En El Contexto De La Educación Argentina, María Cecilia Gaiser Western University
La Enseñanza De La Gramática: Un Debate Pendiente En El Contexto De La Educación Argentina, María Cecilia Gaiser
Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
En la primera mitad del siglo XX, la enseñanza de la gramática tradicional no se cuestiona y su límite oracional no es un eje de discusión puesto que todavía las líneas de orientación textual estaban en ciernes. Entre los 60 y 70 el estructuralismo eclipsa los estudios del lenguaje y sus herramientas de análisis gramatical ingresan en las aulas. Es en los últimos 20 años cuando aparecen las dos líneas que direccionarán el destino de la gramática en la escuela: no dar gramática o reemplazar la gramática oracional por una lingüística/gramática textual y/o análisis del discurso. En ...
Emergency Service Leader Perceptions Of Legitimacy, John R. Fisher, R. Jeffery Maxfield Utah Valley University
Emergency Service Leader Perceptions Of Legitimacy, John R. Fisher, R. Jeffery Maxfield
Dr. John R. Fisher
This study adds to the qualitative data showing how leaders in the emergency services perceive legitimacy and the bases of power. The study examines leader perception of the reasons their subordinates view their leadership as legitimate. Two definitions of legitimacy are presented: the traditional viewpoint of French and Raven (1959) associating legitimate power “with having status or formal job authority” and the other proposed by Maxfield (2012) in the LEAP leadership model basing legitimacy more on the characteristics leaders bring to their positions. Emergency service students interviewed leaders in their career fields, determining their view of legitimacy. They found that ...
The Application Of Second Language Acquisition Theory To New Testament Greek Pedagogy, Josiah P. Wegner Liberty University
The Application Of Second Language Acquisition Theory To New Testament Greek Pedagogy, Josiah P. Wegner
Senior Honors Papers
The effect of outdated NT Greek pedagogy has left many seminary students ill-equipped to properly exegete using the NT Greek language. Many seminary students graduate with a firm knowledge of syntactic rules, but they are still unable to read the NT text without having to constantly consult a Greek grammar and dictionary. Even though the current style of teaching has been used for many years, research in second language acquisition has exposed that the traditional translation method has many flaws. One of these researchers, Stephen Krashen, has identified that the key to language competence is not learning vocabulary and grammar ...
The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Information Literacy Among Adult Learners In Higher Education, Tiffani Reneau Conner University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Relationship Between Self-Directed Learning And Information Literacy Among Adult Learners In Higher Education, Tiffani Reneau Conner
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-directed learning and information literacy. Participants completed the Personal Orientation in Self-Directed Learning Scale ([PRO-SDLS], Stockdale, 2003) and the Information Literacy Test ([ILT], James Madison University, 2003). The PRO-SDLS is a self-report scale consisting of 25 statements about self-directed learning preferences in college classrooms. The ILT is a 60-item multiple-choice test that assesses the information literacy skills of college students. Correlation, ANOVA, and multiple regressions were used to test relationships and differences between self-directed learning and information literacy. Despite claims that teaching information literacy creates self-directed learners, composite scores ...
The Evolving Role Of Department Chair: Leading Faculty Through Times Of Change, Domenick Pinto Sacred Heart University
The Evolving Role Of Department Chair: Leading Faculty Through Times Of Change, Domenick Pinto
Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications
How does one manage conflict and change in a very volatile economic climate where academia is experiencing greater accountability, increased emphasis on outcome assessment, declining enrollment and great uncertainty for the future? The role of department chair has, in many cases, become one entrenched in conflict between the role of faculty and administrator and has experienced a tremendous evolution over the last 25 years.
The role of department chair has changed as economic, social and student climates have changed. This paper will summarize collected data from chairs of departments of various sizes and types in order to discuss and understand ...
Emerging Critical Literacy In Teachers As Novice Researchers, Jennifer Mitton Kukner Edith Cowan University
Emerging Critical Literacy In Teachers As Novice Researchers, Jennifer Mitton Kukner
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
This paper explores the experiences of three teachers as novice researchers as they taught full-time in a university English language school in Turkey. Viewing the participants’ experiences as researchers through a narrative understanding of teacher knowledge and a critical literacy lens enhanced their critical cognisance of their positioning as women instructors in a higher education setting. Their research experiences were shaped not only by their classroom concerns but also by expectations and larger social narratives that lived beyond their classroom doors. This study focuses specifically upon English language teachers and acknowledges the intersection of gender roles and contextual constraints as ...
Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice
University of Kentucky
Johnson County Community College
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Service-Learning: A Valuable Component Of Pre-Service Teacher Education, Shane Lavery, Dianne Chambers
Technology Use In Higher Education Instruction, Sammy Elzarka
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