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The Making Of A Nationally Recognized Band In A Small, Private Liberal Arts University: The Historical Significance Of The Bobby L. Adams Years, 1987-2012, Joshua David Blair Mar 2018

The Making Of A Nationally Recognized Band In A Small, Private Liberal Arts University: The Historical Significance Of The Bobby L. Adams Years, 1987-2012, Joshua David Blair

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and detail the contributions and methods, decisions and specific techniques that Dr. Bobby Adams used while President of the Florida Bandmasters Association and Director of Bands at Stetson University to build and maintain a nationally recognized collegiate wind band program and a strong music education division at a private liberal arts university. Through historical documentation from the archives at Stetson University, interviews, phone calls, and emails, a brief overview of the United States wind band and its development at the tertiary level was discussed. To identify why Adams was considered a successful ...


History Teachers' Perspectives Of Time Constraints, Engagement, And Relevance In The Curriculum, Christy Mimie Davis Jan 2017

History Teachers' Perspectives Of Time Constraints, Engagement, And Relevance In The Curriculum, Christy Mimie Davis

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Over the last 20 years, many state school administrators have reduced social studies instructional time in favor of time dedicated to reading or math skills due to the pressure of standardized testing. The purpose of this qualitative case study, which was based on constructivist theories about learning and schema theory, was to analyze teachers' perspectives on teaching history lessons, in terms of engagement and relevance, while working within new time constraints. Purposeful sampling was used to select 6 teachers for interviews; all had experience teaching social studies courses at the upper elementary and middle levels in a public school district ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Michael Bowden's Post: Come & Celebrate Roger On The Block 08/31/2016, Michael Bowden Aug 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Michael Bowden's Post: Come & Celebrate Roger On The Block 08/31/2016, Michael Bowden

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, Roger Hiemstra Dr., Dr. Roger Hiemstra Jun 2016

Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, Roger Hiemstra Dr., Dr. Roger Hiemstra

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

The author uses his long interest in history to serve as a foundation for an active and fulfilling retirement after completing a career as a professor of adult education.


Sharing Wondrous Stories Of This Place: A Garrison School Website For The Wider Community, Jill Corson Lake May 2016

Sharing Wondrous Stories Of This Place: A Garrison School Website For The Wider Community, Jill Corson Lake

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This thesis project, composed of a product and a paper, addresses the 185-acre Garrison School Forest owned by the Garrison School, a public K-8 school in Garrison, New York. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) proposes to purchase conservation rights from the school district to preserve the school forest in perpetuity. The HHLT proposal includes a gift of 100 acres of adjacent land that affords easier, safer access to the school forest. The thesis product is www.gufsee.org, a 52-page environmental education website created to provide teachers with resources to help them teach in the school forest on Forest ...


The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe Feb 2015

The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe

Rolin Moe

Within popular media, the massive open online course (MOOC) is presented as a novel idea created by maverick professors and further developed with a goal to further democratize education on bases of quality and cost. The perception of this sequence of events as modular history has perpetuated a difficulty in developing MOOC-related research and critique within the fields of distance and online education. At the center of this struggle is the MOOC acronym: its initial development was in 2008, and its use today happens in opposition to the theoretical and pedagogical elements of the 2008 MOOC. This paper endeavors to ...


The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe Jan 2015

The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe

Current Issues in Emerging eLearning

Within popular media, the massive open online course (MOOC) is presented as a novel idea created by maverick professors and further developed with a goal to further democratize education on bases of quality and cost. The perception of this sequence of events as modular history has perpetuated a difficulty in developing MOOC-related research and critique within the fields of distance and online education. At the center of this struggle is the MOOC acronym: its initial development was in 2008, and its use today happens in opposition to the theoretical and pedagogical elements of the 2008 MOOC. This paper endeavors to ...


Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination Of The Historical Roots Of Media Literacy, Renee Hobbs, Sandra Mcgee Nov 2014

Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination Of The Historical Roots Of Media Literacy, Renee Hobbs, Sandra Mcgee

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Contemporary propaganda is ubiquitous in our culture today as public relations and marketing efforts have become core dimensions of the contemporary communication system, affecting all forms of personal, social and public expression. To examine the origins of teaching and learning about propaganda, we examine some instructional materials produced in the 1930s by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis (IPA), which popularized an early form of media literacy that promoted critical analysis in responding to propaganda in mass communication, including in radio, film and newspapers. They developed study guides and distributed them widely, popularizing concepts from classical rhetoric and expressing them in ...


Introduction To Media Literacy History, Sarah Bordac Nov 2014

Introduction To Media Literacy History, Sarah Bordac

Journal of Media Literacy Education

Why is it important for us to consider the history of media literacy? Beyond forging connections of the past to the present, exploring the history of the field can deepen intellectual curiosity and understanding for those who work in media literacy education, ignite interest in others, and drive investigation into understanding the relationships of the facets and fundamentals of media literacy from past to present and into the future. The theme of leadership emerges from questions such as: How do people build programs? How does information get disseminated? What were the challenges? Who were the learners? Who were the teachers ...


Cinekyd: Exploring The Origins Of Youth Media Production, Renee Hobbs, David Cooper Moore Nov 2014

Cinekyd: Exploring The Origins Of Youth Media Production, Renee Hobbs, David Cooper Moore

Journal of Media Literacy Education

No abstract provided.


Why History Matters For Media Literacy Education, Michael Robbgrieco Nov 2014

Why History Matters For Media Literacy Education, Michael Robbgrieco

Journal of Media Literacy Education

The ways people have publicly discussed and written about media literacy in the past have great bearing on how citizens, educators and learners are able to think about and practice their own media literacy. Our concepts of media literacy have evolved over time in response to changing contexts of media studies and educational discourses as well as changes in communication technologies, media industries, politics, and popular culture. My research on the history of Media&Values magazine 1977-1993, made possible by the Elizabeth Thoman Media Literacy Archive, illustrates how tracing developments of media literacy concepts over time can give us much needed perspective on the discursive contexts that constitute our field of media literacy practices today.

In Media&Values, media literacy emerges from its historical contexts as a means for reform, a practice of understanding representation/reality, and a pedagogy of social analysis and inquiry. Each of these themes constructs media literacy as an intervention in power, but at different conceptual levels—addressing institutions; demystifying ideology; and negotiating identities. These historical constructions lend perspective for understanding our diverse approaches to media literacy education today in terms of how we constitute ...


Case Study Two: Jewish Time Jump: New York, Owen Gottlieb Oct 2014

Case Study Two: Jewish Time Jump: New York, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

Gottlieb presents an early case study of his mobile augmented reality game Jewish Time Jump: New York design on the ARIS platform for the iPhone and iPad (iOS). The game is set on-location in Washington Square Park in New York city. Players in 5th-7th grade take on the role of time-traveling reporters, landing on site on the eve of the Uprising of 20,000, the largest women-led strike in U.S. History. Based on their GPS location they receive media from over 100 years in the past, interactive with digital characters as they work to gather a story for the ...


Rewriting The Balkans: Memory, Historiography, And The Making Of A European Citizenry, Dana N. Johnson Jan 2012

Rewriting The Balkans: Memory, Historiography, And The Making Of A European Citizenry, Dana N. Johnson

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis explores the work of historians, history teachers, and NGO employees engaged in regional initiatives to mitigate the influence of enduring ethnocentric national histories in the Balkans. In conducting an ethnography of the development and dissemination of such initiatives, I queried how conflict and controversy are negotiated in developing alternative educational materials, how “multiperspectivity” is understood as a pedagogical approach and a tool of reconciliation, and how the interests of civil society intersect with those of the state and supranational actors. My research sought to interrogate the field of power in which such attempts to innovate history education occur ...


Gender Divide: Re-Examining The Feminization Of Teaching In The Nineteenth Century With Emphasis On The Displaced Male Teacher, Matthew Fegan Jan 2012

Gender Divide: Re-Examining The Feminization Of Teaching In The Nineteenth Century With Emphasis On The Displaced Male Teacher, Matthew Fegan

Senior Independent Study Theses

This thesis explores the intersection of the formalization of schools and the feminization of teaching in the nineteenth century. Specifically, it shares the perspective of the displaced male teacher who often re-located into newly formed administrative positions in the field of education.


From Laboratory To Library: The History Of Wayne State University's Education Library, Suzan A. Alteri Jul 2009

From Laboratory To Library: The History Of Wayne State University's Education Library, Suzan A. Alteri

Library Scholarly Publications

The Education Library at Wayne State University has a long and storied history. From its beginning at the Detroit Normal School to its final merger with the general library, the Education Library has been at the heart of not only Wayne State University, but also in the development of the College of Education. This paper chronicles the history of the library, and the people who created it, from its very beginning to its final place among the volumes of the Purdy/Kresge Library.


Righteous Commitment: Renewing, Repairing, And Restoring The World—Wangari Maathai And The Green Belt Movement, Jennifer Lara Simka Kushner Mar 2009

Righteous Commitment: Renewing, Repairing, And Restoring The World—Wangari Maathai And The Green Belt Movement, Jennifer Lara Simka Kushner

Dissertations

This Africentric historical inquiry introduces Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and internationally renowned Kenyan activist, as a visionary adult educator and leader of the liberatory environmental movement -The Green Belt Movement. The Movement addresses decades of mis-education through culturally grounded adult education activities that help communities understand the linkages between environmental degradation and poor governance, and educate people to participate in democracy.

The study describes Maathai’s philosophy and how it informed her leadership of environmental, political, and social change. The African philosophical framework of Maat, and the principle of serudj-ta (repairing, renewing and restoring the world) provide ...


A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock Jan 2009

A History Of Canadian Studies At The University Of Maine, Robert H. Babcock

Books

The purpose of this book is to explain the development of the Canadian Studies program at the University of Maine from its origins in the early 20th century to its position today as the most comprehensive program of its kind in the United States. Readers will learn how Maine's close proximity to Canada has spawned an ever-widening range of cross-border academic contacts rooted in mutual interests that are reinforced by collaborative academic study, which is benefiting residents on both sides of the international boundary.


The Evolution Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education, C Barnabas Charles Sep 2007

The Evolution Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education, C Barnabas Charles

Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education

Based on the historical foundations of American higher education, there are a number of references in the literature to important milestones relating to institutional quality and accountability, particularly with regard to program review, evaluation, assessment and accreditation. And even though accreditation did not exist as we know it in higher education’s earliest history, it is still possible to identify those developments that were precursors to contemporary practices in accreditation and assessment. Through the use of appropriate citation of researchers and writers on the issues of institutional quality and accountability, this article critically discusses how these early developments influenced the ...


Nature Of Talk And Interaction In The Singapore History Classroom, Pamela Chellappah Thuraisingam Jan 2003

Nature Of Talk And Interaction In The Singapore History Classroom, Pamela Chellappah Thuraisingam

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

History is a complex subject. It is more propositional than procedural in nature (Nichol, 1984), and involves adductive thinking (Booth, 1983), where historical evidence and facts are 'teased out' and a convincing account of the past is then reconstructed through speculation, imagination and empathy (Nichol, 1984; Booth, 1983). The teaching and learning of history should not just be the transmission of knowledge, but rather it should involve a process whereby students and teachers interact in order to analyze evidence, raise questions and hypotheses, synthesize facts, and communicate their ideas, understand others' viewpoints, consider values, reflect and engage in moral reasoning ...


Language Policy In Central Asia, Baktygul M. Ismailova Jan 2001

Language Policy In Central Asia, Baktygul M. Ismailova

Master's Capstone Projects

This study addresses language policy and language planning in the five Central Asian republics, former constituents of the Soviet Union. Language issues became crucial after the breakdown of the Soviet system, which completely changed the linguistic environment in the region. The study discusses two main issues related to the language planning in central Asia. The first section of the project describes the history of the region before 1917, when lifestyle patterns divided Central Asian residents into two groups, nomads (Kyrgyz, Kazak and Turkmen) and sedentary peoples (Tajik and Uzbek).

After a brief discussion of schooling practices in pre-Soviet Central Asia ...


Complex Realities, Simple Beauties: Interactions Between The Development Of Physics Ideas And Western Civilization, From Ancient Times To The Late Nineteenth Century, Neil Chodorow Aug 2000

Complex Realities, Simple Beauties: Interactions Between The Development Of Physics Ideas And Western Civilization, From Ancient Times To The Late Nineteenth Century, Neil Chodorow

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

An instructive text covering the history of Physics concepts within the western tradition. It begins with a brief history of the human species, including discussions of food-gathering technology, early settlements, and the development of culture. It continues on to trace the development of human intellectual culture through ancient history and European history, charting a course through Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Arabic mathematical and scientific contributions. Much of the book examines the interaction of science with historical factors such as war and rule changes. It challenges readers to think about ways of knowing and the process of developing systematic knowledge.


The General Board Of Education In Western Australia 1847-1871: Its Establishment And Performance, Derek Jowle Jan 2000

The General Board Of Education In Western Australia 1847-1871: Its Establishment And Performance, Derek Jowle

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This thesis is a history of the politics of education in nineteenth century Western Australia with a particular focus on educational administration. It traces the activities of the educational pioneers in Western Australia and in particular synthesises research material from a wide variety of sources to demonstrate and explain: •How and why these pioneers established an education system in Western Australia; •The difficulties faced by the pioneers and how they overcame those difficulties; •Why the General Board of Education ("the Board"), which was formed by the early pioneers, was established in 1847; •How and why the Board was terminated in ...


Federal Indian Policy And The St Francis Mission School On Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota: 1886-1908 , Karla Lee Ekquist Jan 1999

Federal Indian Policy And The St Francis Mission School On Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota: 1886-1908 , Karla Lee Ekquist

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Contrary to popular white opinion of the nineteenth century, the Lakota, and other, native peoples, had a strong and effective culture. Their culture included a well developed system for educating their children and passing on essential knowledge and skills long before contact with whites. By the nineteenth century, white perceptions of the Indians, as possessing an inferior and primitive culture, led to a push for the assimilation of Indian populations into the dominant white culture;The institution seized upon to effect assimilation was the white, or European, style school. The government relied on religious organizations to run these Indian schools ...


Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill And Marva Collins: Educating The Human Potential , Loretta Powell C. Davenport Jan 1987

Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill And Marva Collins: Educating The Human Potential , Loretta Powell C. Davenport

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to discover, compare and to elucidate the philosophical inclinations of Maria Montessori, A. S. Neill, and Marva Collins; to identify the similarities and differences among their views and to discover any common elements or teaching strategies which might have contributed to their success with the academic, emotional, and social achievement of students. In addition, the study was designed to compare the personal and professional development of the three educators. Given common elements, educators will find the study of these elements useful in researching, developing, expanding and mobilizing their own strong beliefs into effective teaching ...


The Influence Of Teacher Assessment Module Tapes On Student Teachers' Performance , Nancy Johnston Ginapp Jan 1985

The Influence Of Teacher Assessment Module Tapes On Student Teachers' Performance , Nancy Johnston Ginapp

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The call for reform in education has taken several different directions. One such reform effort addresses the issue of student teaching performance. Performance of these future teachers could be enhanced by the increased use of actual observation of selected competencies during specific evaluation periods throughout the student teaching term. Several institutions around the country are developing programs which emphasize a total developmental and evaluative process which involves the use of observation systems;One such program, Project PRO*FILE at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, shows evidence of a total program aimed at continuous progress of the developing teacher. Specific ...


Five Black Educators: Founders Of Schools In The South, 1881-1915 , Arnold Cooper Jan 1983

Five Black Educators: Founders Of Schools In The South, 1881-1915 , Arnold Cooper

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to present an analysis of the educational history and philosophy of five black educators who founded schools in the South between 1881, the year that Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute was established, and 1915, the year that Washington died, and who wrote published autobiographies during the same period. Specifically, the political and racial factors that influenced the programs of each school were examined, the development of six features of each institution--students, alumni, faculty, curriculum, extension, and fund raising--was traced from the founding of each school until the publication of the founder's autobiography ...


A Rationale And Proposed Curriculum For Jewish-Christian Dialogue , Barry Daniel Cytron Jan 1982

A Rationale And Proposed Curriculum For Jewish-Christian Dialogue , Barry Daniel Cytron

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

To read of the encounter between Christian and Jew is to reflect on a chronicle marked by disharmony and distrust, religious dispute, and social isolation. The first nineteen centuries of the relationship are ones overwhelmed with anguish. When Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II, it signaled a new era in a two thousand year old encounter, not only between Catholic and Jew, but between Protestant and Jew as well;This current study views the year 1962, with the beginning of the Council, as a landmark by which to chart the history of Jewish-Christian dialogue. The opening two chapters trace ...


Values In Three Generations Of Families , Steven William Roecklein Jan 1981

Values In Three Generations Of Families , Steven William Roecklein

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

We seek to further understand the relationships between generations. The purpose of the present study was to explore these relationships by deciding if a generation gap existed with the values of three generations of blood-related families. The literature reviewed revealed three competing positions regarding the existence of a generation gap. Some held that no gap has occurred, others believed a great gap has existed, and yet another group showed differences appearing on a selective basis;An additional question examined by this study was that, if differences were evident, would they be similar within cohorts (peer group) or within family lineages ...


Foundation Of The Eötvös Loránd University And Its History Under Jesuit Administration, 1635-1773 , Julius Gyula Paulovits Jan 1977

Foundation Of The Eötvös Loránd University And Its History Under Jesuit Administration, 1635-1773 , Julius Gyula Paulovits

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ella Flagg Young: Portrait Of A Leader , Joan Karen Smith Jan 1976

Ella Flagg Young: Portrait Of A Leader , Joan Karen Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.