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Cell Phones Are Ringing, Will Educators Hear?, Rebecca Fortner 2010 Fort Hays State University

Cell Phones Are Ringing, Will Educators Hear?, Rebecca Fortner

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Teachers often participate in professional development opportunities to remain on top of the technology used to teach their students. Staying on top of this technology assures that students will be able to compete in the world work force and maintain the technological standards comparable to the rest of the world. A technology that has increasingly integrated itself into the lives of students and often misunderstood and underused by educators is the cell phone.


Consistency Of Occupational Choice Between Counselled And Uncounseled Senior Secondary School Students In Northern Cross River State, Pauline Edet, Mary Eyo 2010 Fort Hays State University

Consistency Of Occupational Choice Between Counselled And Uncounseled Senior Secondary School Students In Northern Cross River State, Pauline Edet, Mary Eyo

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The study specifically seeks to find out the consistency in the occupational choice pattern of counseled and uncounseled students and the influence of gender on occupational preferences of counseled and uncounseled students. Research Hypotheses The following hypotheses were posed in order to help investigate into the consistency of occupational choice between counseled and uncounseled students. 1. There is no significant difference in consistency in the occupational choice pattern of counseled and uncounseled students. 2. Gender has no significant influence on the occupational preferences of counseled and uncounseled students.


Differential Effectiveness Of Provocation, Brainstorming And Emotional Mastery In Fostering Emotional Intelligence (Eq) Among Nigerian Adolescents., Bola Ogunyemi 2010 Fort Hays State University

Differential Effectiveness Of Provocation, Brainstorming And Emotional Mastery In Fostering Emotional Intelligence (Eq) Among Nigerian Adolescents., Bola Ogunyemi

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While intelligent Quotient (IQ) has long been used as a predictor of student success, as the world enters the 21st century, research shows that Emotional intelligence (EI) is a better predictor of success than the more traditional measures of cognitive intelligence (Goleman, 1995). Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to perceive emotions, to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, to reflectively regulate emotions, to promote emotional and intellectual growth (Mayer & Salovery 1997). McQueen (2004) suggests that EI is highly predictive of an individual’s general domains such as career performance.


Distributed Leadership Influence On Professional Development Initiatives: Conversations With Eight Teachers, Jeffrey Pedersen, Stuart Yager, Robert Yager 2010 Fort Hays State University

Distributed Leadership Influence On Professional Development Initiatives: Conversations With Eight Teachers, Jeffrey Pedersen, Stuart Yager, Robert Yager

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Achieving the kind of balance that encourages all children to learn, work, and contribute to their fullest potential has been a continuing challenge as the world grows more complex and our communities enveloped with various challenges of socio-political and economic disintegration. With rapid changes in technology and global competition in all facets of human endeavour, it is more crucial than ever that adolescents are fully equipped to compete for knowledge and technology based jobs. When students are not well prepared for the challenges ahead most especially from the secondary school stage of education, the cost to individuals and the implication ...


Educational Leadership And The Continued Need For Minority Academic And Professional Organizations In The Obama Age, Lakerri Mack, Montressa Washington, Nia Cantey 2010 Fort Hays State University

Educational Leadership And The Continued Need For Minority Academic And Professional Organizations In The Obama Age, Lakerri Mack, Montressa Washington, Nia Cantey

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Educator preparation and development is a major concern in our current school system. Educators are being challenged with higher demands and requirements in preparing our future generations for the 21st century. Becoming a highly qualified teacher in today’s educational system is dependent, in part, by how well teachers work together with their principal and colleagues. The ability to share with others and collaborate for the purpose of providing instruction that is conducive to enhance student development is critical given the many demands that are being put upon the system.


Effect Of Simulation On Technical College Auto-Mechanics Trade Students Academic Achievement In Lagos State Nigeria., Olufemi Olayinka, Anthony Oyenuga, Joseph Owoso 2010 Fort Hays State University

Effect Of Simulation On Technical College Auto-Mechanics Trade Students Academic Achievement In Lagos State Nigeria., Olufemi Olayinka, Anthony Oyenuga, Joseph Owoso

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A flood of emails from various list serves filled our in-boxes with the shocking news: One of the world’s most prominent African American scholars, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University, had been accused of breaking into his own home. After America’s psychological honeymoon prompted by election of the first President of African descent, some were forced to grapple with questions of whether racism still exists. The aforementioned incident answers these inquiries with a resounding, “Yes.” Examples of accounts of continued racial prejudice and discrimination suggest the need for support systems and advocacy groups such as minority ...


Effective Ways To Teach Mathematics, Dana Harwell, Sallie Harper 2010 Fort Hays State University

Effective Ways To Teach Mathematics, Dana Harwell, Sallie Harper

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The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of simulation on technical college auto-mechanics trade students’ academic achievement in Lagos State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to determine whether: (1) There is any significant difference in the mean achievement scores of auto-mechanics students taught using simulation method and those taught using lecture method. (2) There is any significant difference in the mean achievement scores of high ability and low ability auto-mechanics students taught using simulation method.


Developing Positive Self Concept And Self-Esteem As Panacea For Industrial Development And Harmony In A Work-Race, Hassan Modupe 2010 Fort Hays State University

Developing Positive Self Concept And Self-Esteem As Panacea For Industrial Development And Harmony In A Work-Race, Hassan Modupe

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In today’s society, teachers must use a variety of strategies to reach all students when teaching mathematics. Classrooms today have many diverse learners, and teachers must be equipped to teach special education students, English Language Learners (ELL), and those served in inclusive classes. In order to reach the many needs of students today, teachers must be prepared with creative and research-based lessons and activities that will match the learning styles of all students. Teachers must be able to use teaching styles that adapt to students’ multiple intelligences. In order to teach to the diverse learning styles, teachers must get ...


Emotional Intelligence And Self – Esteem As Predictors For Success In Teaching Practice Exercise, Hassan Modupe, A. Ositoye 2010 Fort Hays State University

Emotional Intelligence And Self – Esteem As Predictors For Success In Teaching Practice Exercise, Hassan Modupe, A. Ositoye

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This paper examines how to develop positive self-concept and self-esteem promote at work-place. The bearing of positive self-concept and self-esteem cannot be over emphasizing in the existence of man because it summarizes the whole issue of his social identity. Also encompassed in it is the total expression of his sense of relevance in any organization he belongs to. It is important to note that his contributions to that industrial or organizations will depend majorly on his achievement of positive self-concept and self-esteem. In most establishments, though the significance of positive self-concept and self-esteem has been sub merged under the surge ...


Female And Male Psychologists In Academic Administration: Resource Control And Perceived Influence, Kathleen Gathercoal, Lisa McMinn, Mary Peterson, Jennifer Schenk 2010 Fort Hays State University

Female And Male Psychologists In Academic Administration: Resource Control And Perceived Influence, Kathleen Gathercoal, Lisa Mcminn, Mary Peterson, Jennifer Schenk

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of the present study is to compare the employment characteristics, the job activities, the resource control and the self-perception of leader influence of female and male psychologists working in academic administration in clinical psychology, a feminized discipline in which there are roughly equal numbers of male and female administrators.


Full-Day Kindergarten: Ontario, Anne Jefferson 2010 Fort Hays State University

Full-Day Kindergarten: Ontario, Anne Jefferson

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

January 2010 the Premier of Ontario announced the province was introducing full-day kindergarten as of September 2010. The transition would be over a five year period with 39 schools phasing in full-day learning for four and five year olds at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. What is full-day kindergarten? Miller (2005) provides a clear explanation: “A full-day kindergarten program is a program in which a child attends school each weekday for approximately six hours. Two other types of programs are half-day kindergarten programs, in which the child attends school each weekday for 2½-3 hours in either the morning ...


Gender And Antiretroviral Drug Effects On The Hive-Self Efficacy And Health Locus Of Control Of Patients Living With Hive/Aids, Bola Ogunyemi, Okwuazu Udonadi 2010 Fort Hays State University

Gender And Antiretroviral Drug Effects On The Hive-Self Efficacy And Health Locus Of Control Of Patients Living With Hive/Aids, Bola Ogunyemi, Okwuazu Udonadi

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The HIV-AIDS epidemic is perhaps one of the greatest challenges to countries of the world today. Since it was first diagnosed in 1981, it has become a significant threat to everybody throughout the world irrespective of gender and sexual orientation. The widespread of the disease especially in the African continent has become a major source of concern to government and non-governmental agencies and others concerned with curtailing the pandemic disease. In fact in hard hit areas of Africa, infection rate has been higher in teenage groups than that of adult (Hopkins, 2000). In 2008 alone, an estimated 3 million people ...


Globalisation, Good Governance And Democracy: The Interface, Dare Arowolo, Folorunso Aluko 2010 Fort Hays State University

Globalisation, Good Governance And Democracy: The Interface, Dare Arowolo, Folorunso Aluko

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Globalisation has been an important factor in accelerating democracy’s growth in recent decades. In this globalised world, rapid development and global proliferation of new technologies and telecommunications, and integration of the world economy through trade and investment, have increased the role and power of regional and global institutions (Cheema and Maguire, 2004). This promoted and strengthened the spread of democracy while also providing the leverage for good governance. Globalisation impacts on the mode of governance that a country operates either as a symbol of universality or for uniformity. This unstoppable trend has homogenised governance on a global scale while ...


Going Beyond Contemporary Leader Development Practices: Assessing Leader Readiness Using Cognitive Stage Development And Experiential Learning Theories, Elizabeth Turesky, Leigh Mundhenk 2010 Fort Hays State University

Going Beyond Contemporary Leader Development Practices: Assessing Leader Readiness Using Cognitive Stage Development And Experiential Learning Theories, Elizabeth Turesky, Leigh Mundhenk

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Consider the employee who is highly engaged and self-directed in her work, manages ambiguity well, genuinely engages in the journey of becoming an agent of change, seeks ways to understand herself as a leader, and relishes the possibilities of ideas. On the other hand, there is the employee who looks to others for direction and answers, finds the lack of clarity and ambiguity unbearable, resists new ideas, has difficulty making decisions, or jumps right into the decision-making process without careful reflection. These disparate behaviors in employees seem to occur unrelated to age, gender, and socioeconomic level. As teachers, managers, and ...


Influence Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Facilities On Classroom Control And Discipline And Teaching-Learning Atmosphere In Ogun State Public Primary School., Lasun Gbadamosi, Muyiwa Adeyemi 2010 Fort Hays State University

Influence Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Facilities On Classroom Control And Discipline And Teaching-Learning Atmosphere In Ogun State Public Primary School., Lasun Gbadamosi, Muyiwa Adeyemi

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Studies over the years have shown that classroom control and discipline and learning atmosphere of schools can be occasioned by the nature and level of facilities provided and that these equally have its influence on academic performance (Ajayi,1998; Adamu, 1998 cited in Dike, 2002; www.nigeriafirst.org, 2004 & Adeyemi, 2007).


Informal Instructional Teacher Leaders: How Principals Can Support Them And Their Effect On Instructional Reform:, Pamela Austen 2010 Fort Hays State University

Informal Instructional Teacher Leaders: How Principals Can Support Them And Their Effect On Instructional Reform:, Pamela Austen

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The single case explanatory study of the three elementary schools of a regional school district examined the relationship between the principal, a designated teacher leader, and a peer teacher in three elementary schools, in attempt to learn more about the relational factors that may work to inhibit or support instructional reform efforts. Qualitative analysis procedures were used to analyze data from the interview transcripts, the observational field notes, and documents related to the implementation of the SRBI reform. Two sets of interview transcripts from the nine participants were used along with two sets of observational field notes of the school ...


Innovations In Management Training: Training Business Personnel Along The Structural Method, Papiya Deb, Madhav. Welling 2010 Fort Hays State University

Innovations In Management Training: Training Business Personnel Along The Structural Method, Papiya Deb, Madhav. Welling

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Trained manpower that can infuse order into the system is the need of the hour. This could be the most important contribution of well-managed companies that have developed a sound management cadre. Commercial organizations are best equipped to play a critical missionary role for two reasons- their vast and influential presence as also sound environmental management which is good business. Issues of social perspective now occupy important boardroom space. Corporate houses traditionally employing managerial skills to enhance the bottom line and shareholders value are increasingly reexamining their managerial skill and policy mix. There is yet unrecognized but a significant corporate ...


Intern And Mentor Perceptions Of The Internship Experience, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons 2010 Fort Hays State University

Intern And Mentor Perceptions Of The Internship Experience, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons

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For more than twenty-five years reform efforts have been pervasively pursued across the nation to improve student achievement at the K-12 level. It is generally agreed that the impetus for these reform efforts was the publication of the report, A Nation at Risk, in 1983(National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983). This report, which concluded that a “rising tide of mediocrity” was sweeping across the educational system served as the clarion call that spurned the national efforts to reform and improve America’s schools. Although these reform efforts have covered nearly every aspect of schooling and taken a variety ...


Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood 2010 Fort Hays State University

Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood

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David Kolb’s conception of experiential learning has informed wide-ranging studies and practices in education, business, organizational development, and leadership studies for over two decades now. His work has guided the work of trainers, teachers, and scholars, affording significant insights into both individual and organizational learning. Because deep and sustained change in human settings requires that people learn, Kolb’s penetrating analysis of the complexities involved in human learning has provided clues about the notorious difficulties surrounding change in both individuals and organizations. In an era where the newest ideas tend to have special cache, Kolb’s work has had ...


Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll 2010 Fort Hays State University

Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Current Japanese schools have maintained the homogeneous discourse, based on the majority, ethnic Japanese, embedded in the national curriculum. In addition to the homogeneous discourse, Tsuneyoshi (2003) argues that Japanese schools have an educational philosophy of egalitarianism, asserting that “all children are treated the same.” Egalitarianism in schools refers to working to provide the same materials for all students, teaching all at the same pace, and, frequently not offering additional support for particular students (Gordon, 2006). In other words, students need to share a high level of commonalities, such as a common language, a shared belief system and behavioral norms ...


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