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Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither Jan 2004

Developing Leadership Skills, Gerald Gaither

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An analysis of current leadership theory is presented, along with a summary of the major literature findings. Emphasis is placed on providing ideas which have practical as opposed to theoretical application. A sub-theme in the article is that leadership skills can be learned or taught, and the manuscript challenges institutions to implement leadership development programs, such as the Kellog Leadership Project.


Conducting Epidemiological Research In South Africa: Challenges In The Data Collection Process, Yegan Pillay, Alan J. Flisher Jan 2004

Conducting Epidemiological Research In South Africa: Challenges In The Data Collection Process, Yegan Pillay, Alan J. Flisher

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article addresses the challenges faced by research supervisors and research assistants while collecting data to explore the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents in South Africa. The article focuses on budgetary constraints, interviewee expectations, moral issues, limited confidentiality, fatigue factors and racial issues that threatened the completion of the project. These challenges are examined from the emic-etic theoretical paradigm and the interactions between the research supervisors, the research assistants and the research participants are analyzed. The authors propose recommendations that can serve to prepare researchers who embark on conducting research in similar socio-cultural environments.


Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Pastoral Care And Relevant Support Mechanism In The University Of North London, Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa Jan 2004

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Pastoral Care And Relevant Support Mechanism In The University Of North London, Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The dropout rate and academic progression of undergraduates in the business school was defined as very high. This definition has called for investigative procedures through basic testing techniques in selected Information Systems in Marketing modules taught in the business school. An evaluation framework was used with the intent of measuring the students? performance with reference to the level of support mechanism and resources utilised by the student. The research results will be used in enhancing and improving the resource provision and the best way to capture students needs and interest in order to minimise dropout rate and maximise achievement in ...


If Teachers “Were Congressmen:” A Satire, Doug Soderstrom Jan 2004

If Teachers “Were Congressmen:” A Satire, Doug Soderstrom

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A satirical article imagining if academics worked like United States politics.


Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski Jan 2004

Leadership In Higher Education: Implications For Leadership Development Programs, Mary Wisniewski

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article discusses the University of Wisconsin-Extension Administrative Leadership Program (EALP), a model leadership development program for faculty and staff in a variety of university extension settings including: Broadcasting and Media Innovations; Business and Manufacturing Education; Continuing Education; and, Cooperative Extension. The article describes how the program integrates theoretical and applied knowledge about leadership into the curriculum along with the development of specific leadership competencies and abilities. Finally, the article illustrates the outcomes of the leadership development program as perceived and described by both the participants and their supervisors.


Nurturing Faculty: An Old Concept?, Dee Mcgonigle, Kathleen Mastrian, Nedra Farcus, Renee M. Eggers, Linda Shoop Jan 2004

Nurturing Faculty: An Old Concept?, Dee Mcgonigle, Kathleen Mastrian, Nedra Farcus, Renee M. Eggers, Linda Shoop

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the need for nurturing faculty.


Review: The Administrative Portfolio By Peter Seldin And Mary Lou Higgerson, Deryl R. Leaming Jan 2004

Review: The Administrative Portfolio By Peter Seldin And Mary Lou Higgerson, Deryl R. Leaming

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A book review of The Administrative Portfolio by Peter Seldin and Mary Lou Higgerson.


Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans Jan 2004

Which Ant Are You?, James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussion the need for vision in leadership.


Effects Of Thinking-Aloud Pair Problem Solving On The Troubleshooting Performance Of Undergraduate Students In A Power Technology Course, Michael L. Pate, George W. Wardlow, Donald M. Johnson Jan 2004

Effects Of Thinking-Aloud Pair Problem Solving On The Troubleshooting Performance Of Undergraduate Students In A Power Technology Course, Michael L. Pate, George W. Wardlow, Donald M. Johnson

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

A randomized post-test-only experimental design with a counter-balanced internal replication was used to determine the effects of thinking-aloud pair problem solving (TAPPS) on the troubleshooting performance of college students in a power technology course. The experimental results were stable across two troubleshooting tasks. Students who participated in the pair problem solving groups were significantly more successful (p ≤ .05) at troubleshooting engine faults than were students in the control groups. Among students who successfully completed the troubleshooting tasks across both groups, there were no significant differences in time required for completion. These findings indicate that the use of pair problem solving ...


Dialogic Education In Spain: Some Initial Words, Marta Soler-Gallart Jan 2004

Dialogic Education In Spain: Some Initial Words, Marta Soler-Gallart

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

In April 2003 three educational conferences were organized simultaneously in three different Spanish cities ­ Barcelona, Zaragoza and Vitoria ­ under the title "Learning Communities: Quality Education for All". These conferences meant the celebration of the success and consolidation of an educational project that has been taking place in Spain since the beginning of the nineties and that each year continues to expand throughout the country. All the schools that function as Learning Communities have a feature in common: they are based on dialogic learning and they are oriented towards achieving school success for all children. Both Gordon Wells and Marta Soler-Gallart ...


Construyendo Un Sueño: Comunidades De Aprendizaje En El País Vasco, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega Jan 2004

Construyendo Un Sueño: Comunidades De Aprendizaje En El País Vasco, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Todas las personas que formamos parte del proyecto de Comunidades de aprendizaje compartimos un mismo sueño, una misma utopía: que todos los niños y niñas, independientemente de su situación social, de su cultura, de sus características personales lleguen a desarrollar al máximo sus capacidades y gocen de los mismos derechos y oportunidades reales en la sociedad actual. Es un sueño de igualdad que incluye la diferencia. Pensamos que "otra educación es posible" y para ello es necesario que más personas se adhieran a esta utopía, algo que ya está sucediendo en Euskadi donde cada vez más escuelas inician el proceso ...


Building A Dream: Learning Communities In The Basque Country, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega Jan 2004

Building A Dream: Learning Communities In The Basque Country, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

All of us that make up the Learning Communities project share the same dream, the same utopia: that all children regardless of their social situation, their culture, their personal characteristicsare able to develop, to a maximum, their abilities and enjoy the same rights and real opportunities in today's society. It is a dream of equality that includes difference. We think that "another education is possible" and for this, it is necessary that more people join this utopia, as is already happening in the Basque Country, where increasingly more schools are starting the transformation process. The dream is one of ...


Dialogic Learning In Interactive Groups, M. Josepa Adell Nolla, Carlos Herrero, Belinda Siles Jan 2004

Dialogic Learning In Interactive Groups, M. Josepa Adell Nolla, Carlos Herrero, Belinda Siles

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This jointly written article is the attempt to share with other teachers, teacher trainers, other professionals and participants in the field of education, our experiences with interactive groups. It brings new meaning to our work to see children infused with hope, enthusiasm and purpose in the classroom since we have begun this egalitarian educational practice. The joy and fulfilment we are seeing and experiencing is contagious. We feel that to bring to light innovations that are working in the classroom and school is fundamental for all of us in our profession as we take on the responsibility, along with parents ...