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Xavier University's Discovering Life Science Program Evaluation Final Report, Steven R. Rogg Dec 2001

Xavier University's Discovering Life Science Program Evaluation Final Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This document is the final report of the external evaluation of the project entitled: Implementing Inquiry and Technology in a Biology Lab for Pre–service Teachers and Non-majors embodied in Xavier University’s laboratory course Biol-125: Discovering Life Science and funded under the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (HER.) award no. DUE#99-50373. The period of NSF funding for this two-year project of the NSF/HER/DUE Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program was June 1, 1999 through May 31, 2001. There are several accomplishments that the University ...


Environmental Economics A Teacher's Guide, Sandra Allmond Bagley Dec 2001

Environmental Economics A Teacher's Guide, Sandra Allmond Bagley

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this thesis is to incorporate economics into lectures on environmental issues. This guide introduces several environmental issues, discusses the laws and regulations governing these issues, and discusses the economic instruments discussed in this guide are those that have been incorporated into environmental laws. These instruments allow environmental protection goals to be met at the least cost. Economic instruments are more flexible than command and control regulations and allow firms to choose the least cost method of reaching goals. Economic instruments also encourage advances in new technology. Students will be more receptive to the concept of using economics ...


Defining, Developing, And Using Curriculum Indicators, Andrew C. Porter, John L. Smithson Dec 2001

Defining, Developing, And Using Curriculum Indicators, Andrew C. Porter, John L. Smithson

CPRE Research Reports

We begin with a brief review of the lessons learned in the Reform Up Close study, a Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) project funded by the National Science Foundation, then discuss the central issues involved in defining and measuring curriculum indicators, while noting how our approach has developed over the past 10 years (1992-2002). This is followed by a discussion about using curriculum indicators in school improvement, program evaluation, and informing policy decisions.


Powerful Ideas, Modest Gains: Five Years Of Systemic Reform In Philadelphia Middle Schools, Jolley Bruce Christman Dec 2001

Powerful Ideas, Modest Gains: Five Years Of Systemic Reform In Philadelphia Middle Schools, Jolley Bruce Christman

CPRE Research Reports

In this report, we draw on data from a total of 11 middle schools where we conducted interviews and observations during our five-year evaluation. Five of these schools were part of more intensive, multi-year case study research. Throughout this report, we offer sketches of what happened in these five schools during the Children Achieving reform to give a sense of the progress that they did and did not make toward becoming organizations capable of supporting both teachers as they adopted challenging new instructional practices and students as they stretched to reach higher standards of achievement.


Instructional Leadership In A Standards-Based Reform, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Susan M. Poglinco Dec 2001

Instructional Leadership In A Standards-Based Reform, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Susan M. Poglinco

CPRE Research Reports

The spotlight of educational leadership is on instructional leadership. As pressure for improving student performance in the current standards-based accountability environment swells and test results are increasingly scrutinized, school principals are being urged to focus their efforts on the core business of schooling--teaching and learning. But what does it mean to be an instructional leader? What do principals that are instructional leaders do differently than other principals? How do they spend their time? How do they shape the cultures of their schools? How knowledgeable are they of subject-matter content? How do they work with, and develop, other leaders in their ...


Jaepl, Vol. 7, Winter 2001-2002, Linda T. Calendrillo, Editor, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Editor Dec 2001

Jaepl, Vol. 7, Winter 2001-2002, Linda T. Calendrillo, Editor, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Editor

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Morris Berman tells the story of his maternal grandfather, who, when he was five years old in 1883 or 1884, was sent to a Jewish elementary school in Belorussia. On the first day of class, the teacher startled the young boy by taking each child's slate and smearing the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet—aleph and beys—on it in honey. His grandfather's first lesson consisted of eating the letters off the slate. The symbolism of this act is complex, Berman muses, but central to the ritual is the belief that what is real must be ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jennifer Vaughan, Richard Jensen, Mae Worthey-Flennoy Dec 2001

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Jennifer Vaughan, Richard Jensen, Mae Worthey-Flennoy

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


A Curriculum Design For Sport Tourism Studies In South Africa, Kamilla Swart Dec 2001

A Curriculum Design For Sport Tourism Studies In South Africa, Kamilla Swart

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Changing Mathematical Discourse: A Case Study Of A Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Mary Lynn Breyfogle Dec 2001

Changing Mathematical Discourse: A Case Study Of A Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Mary Lynn Breyfogle

Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Self-Regulated Learning : The Role Of A Journal In The Learning Process For Students And Teachers, Lilia C. Dibello Nov 2001

Self-Regulated Learning : The Role Of A Journal In The Learning Process For Students And Teachers, Lilia C. Dibello

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A fundamental goal of education is to equip students with self-regulatory capabilities that enable them to educate themselves. Self directedness not only contributes to success in formal instruction but also promotes lifelong learning (Bandura, 1997). The area of research on self-regulated learning is well grounded within the framework of psychological literature attributed to motivation, metacognition, strategy use and learning. This study explored past research and established the purpose of teaching students to selfregulate their learning and highlighted the fact that teachers are expected to assume a major role in the learning process. A student reflective writing journal activity was sustained ...


If You Know The Way To San Jose It Helps, Chester Smolski Nov 2001

If You Know The Way To San Jose It Helps, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Not uncommon in this country is the manner in which a location is described: "Far from the center of California, as the name implies, El Centro is the seat of the Imperial County, DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND, BOTTOM CORNER OF THE STATE AS YOU LOOK AT A MAP..." Apparently, for this local columnist describing the poorest county of the 58 in our most populous state, stating that it is located in the southeast corner of the state is something that was never learned. Oh yes, it should also be made clear that San Bernadino County is the largest in ...


Inside Unlv, Betty Blodgett, Tom Flagg, Diane Russell Nov 2001

Inside Unlv, Betty Blodgett, Tom Flagg, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Do Higher State Test Scores In Texas Make For Better High School Outcomes?, Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany L. Smith Nov 2001

Do Higher State Test Scores In Texas Make For Better High School Outcomes?, Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany L. Smith

CPRE Research Reports

Making schools accountable through state testing was the pre-eminent educational reform of the 1990s. Thirty-nine states now administer some form of performance-based assessment, 24 states attach stakes to their tests, and 40 states use test scores for school accountability purposes (Stecher and Barron, 1999). Proponents argue that using student scores on curriculum-based tests as a measure of school effectiveness encourages teachers to teach the curriculum. The test results set a minimum standard by which schools can be judged; they quantify school quality in a way that parents and politicians can easily understand. By setting student improvement goals for schools, states ...


Teaching I, Rigoberta Menchu As Creative Nonfiction, Linda Niemann Oct 2001

Teaching I, Rigoberta Menchu As Creative Nonfiction, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

No abstract provided.


Educational Performance And Charter School Authorizers: The Accountability Bind, Katrina Bulkley Oct 2001

Educational Performance And Charter School Authorizers: The Accountability Bind, Katrina Bulkley

CPRE Journal Articles

Charter schools involve a trading of autonomy for accountability. This accountability comes through two forces—markets through the choices of parents and students, and accountability to government through the writing of contracts that must be renewed for schools to continue to operate. Charter schools are supposed to be more accountable for educational performance than traditional public schools because authorizers have the ability to revoke charter contracts. Here, I focus on one central component of accountability to government: performance accountability or accountability for educational outcomes to charter school authorizers through the revocation or non-renewal of charter contracts. In this paper, I ...


Volume 14, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor Oct 2001

Volume 14, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 14, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Inside Unlv, Andy Grossman, Mark Wallington, Dave Phillips Oct 2001

Inside Unlv, Andy Grossman, Mark Wallington, Dave Phillips

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


2001-2002 Academic Catalog, Cedarville University Oct 2001

2001-2002 Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Selecting English Language Learners For Reading Recovery, Salli Forbes Oct 2001

Selecting English Language Learners For Reading Recovery, Salli Forbes

Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications

The Standards and Guidelines of the Reading Recovery Council of North America (1998) clearly explains the rationale for selection of children for Reading Recovery with a quote from Marie Clay. "Reading Recovery is designed for children who are the lowest achievers in the class/age group. What is used is an inclusive definition. Principals have sometimes argued to exclude this or that category of children or to save places for children who might seem to “benefit the most,” but that is not using the full power of the program. It has been one of the surprises of Reading Recovery that ...


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth, Mae Worthey-Flennoy Oct 2001

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth, Mae Worthey-Flennoy

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Flarr Pages #22: From Movies To Film: From Entertaining To Learning, Sonja Bertucci Oct 2001

Flarr Pages #22: From Movies To Film: From Entertaining To Learning, Sonja Bertucci

FLARR Pages

Today movies are a mass entertainment vehicle likely to be used as a class entertainment one. How to use movies so that the "didactical" nature of the relationship between student and teacher is not changed into a "commercial" relationship, where the student is the client and must be entertained, is a real question. To use movies in the classroom risks a kind of pop-culture education, but not to use them is to give up a potentially innovative method of teaching and resort only to what can be gained from words, books, and the like.


How Can You Learn To Drive A Dozer Online? Moving To Online Learning In The Mining Industry, Diane Newton, Stewart Hase Sep 2001

How Can You Learn To Drive A Dozer Online? Moving To Online Learning In The Mining Industry, Diane Newton, Stewart Hase

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The implementation of effective online learning in workplaces can challenge corporate priorities, organisational culture, organisational structures and employees. Although there has been great interest in the potential for the use of online learning in workplaces there is limited research into an effective implementation process in Australian industries. This study identified those factors that might influence the effective implementation of online learning approaches in the Australian mining industry. This industry is geographically dispersed comprising competitive companies that have a commitment to training staff in practical skill based competencies in an often physically hazardous environment. Using Grounded Theory as a methodological framework ...


The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz Sep 2001

The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz

CPRE Research Reports

Bills passed by the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in spring 2001 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) not only reinforce but strengthen the education accountability provisions contained in the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) of 1994. Title I of the IASA requires states to establish challenging content and performance standards, implement assessments that measure student performance against these standards, and hold schools and school systems accountable for the achievement of all students. Specifically, states and local school districts must determine whether schools and school districts are making adequate yearly progress ...


Inside Unlv, Carol C. Harter, Betty Biodgett Sep 2001

Inside Unlv, Carol C. Harter, Betty Biodgett

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Fulfilling The Mission Statement Through Senior Projects, Steve Kortenhoeven Sep 2001

Fulfilling The Mission Statement Through Senior Projects, Steve Kortenhoeven

Master of Education Program Theses

This descriptive study researched the benefits of Senior Projects as a culminating activity during the senior year of high school. The anecdotal evidence shows that Senior Projects help keep students motivated and interested during the final semester of their high school years. More importantly, this paper focused on the impact that a Senior Project program has at fulfilling a school's mission statement. Eighty-six students at Calvin Christian School in Escondido, California were surveyed regarding the school's mission statement; a high percentage felt that the mission statement was being fulfilled via extra-curricular activities (i.e., chapel, spiritual emphasis week ...


Changing Roles Of Title I Reading Teachers In Light Of New Provisions And Teamteaching Model, Abha Gupta, Eileen S. Oboler Sep 2001

Changing Roles Of Title I Reading Teachers In Light Of New Provisions And Teamteaching Model, Abha Gupta, Eileen S. Oboler

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

We present the important and very complicated roles of the Title I Reading teacher in light of a new instructional paradigm: teamteaching. Following the 1994 reauthorization of Title I, Reading teachers often find themselves in multiple professional roles (Improving America's Schools Act, 1994). Based on observational data collected in our research on elementary school communities, five major categories of professional roles emerged (Oboler, 1993; Gupta and Oboler, 1998). We interpret Reading teachers' roles with respect to the new provisions found in the Interim Report, 1996, issued by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/pubs/NatAssess ...


Dual Differentiation: An Approach For Meeting The Curricular Needs Of Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities, Susan M. Baum, Carolyn R. Cooper, Terry W. Neu Sep 2001

Dual Differentiation: An Approach For Meeting The Curricular Needs Of Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities, Susan M. Baum, Carolyn R. Cooper, Terry W. Neu

Education Faculty Publications

Gifted students who experience difficulty with reading, mathematics, spelling, handwriting, and organization frequently become frustrated at an early age. Well-intentioned teachers attempt to remediate their weaknesses; yet, these youngsters still feel alone in the classroom. Moreover, their academic limitations often mask enormous talent, which seldom has an opportunity to surface. Thus, gifted learning-disabled students require curriculum that develops their special talents and provides them strategies to compensate for problematic weaknesses. This article discusses the dual characteristics of gifted learning-disabled students and suggests a unique curriculum that integrates both through talent development. Developed through Project HIGH HOPES, funded federally by the ...


College Preparation In The Middle Grades: It's More Than Sats, Laura W. Perna Sep 2001

College Preparation In The Middle Grades: It's More Than Sats, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

Despite more than 30 years of effort by the federal government to increase college enrollment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income students, these groups continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Although family income and financial resources continue to influence college enrollment decisions, educators now suggest that the traditional focus on reducing financial barriers for the underrepresented groups has been too narrow.


Using Guided Inquiry In Teaching Mathematical Subjects, Stephanos Gialamas, Abour Cherif, Sarah Keller, Ann Hansen Aug 2001

Using Guided Inquiry In Teaching Mathematical Subjects, Stephanos Gialamas, Abour Cherif, Sarah Keller, Ann Hansen

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Hypnotist Teaches Math: The Effect Of Person Centered Math Support Classes On At-Risk Community College Students, Ron Bell Aug 2001

A Hypnotist Teaches Math: The Effect Of Person Centered Math Support Classes On At-Risk Community College Students, Ron Bell

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

The same elements which make Ericksonian hypnosis a highly effective therapeutic tool are found to be at work in an algebra support class called Math Success Orientation. Interpersonal dynamics of Carl Rogers’ person centered approach to counseling are also part of the philosophy of the class which has a four semester track record of improving both grades and attitude in at risk, math avoidant community college students. The article relates the history of the course with illustrations of how the elements of Person Centered Mathematics operate in the classroom. An appendix demonstrates the effect of the class on student grades