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Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

As a regional institution, our university's historic mission is to train area teachers who must operate under the auspices of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act, which mandates extensive writing portfolios i Grades 4,7, and 12. While these portfolios may include as much as 50% creative writing or work employing creative writing techniques, a recent survey of teachers responsible for guiding students revealed that not a single teacher had ever taken a course in creative writing pedagogy and only a handful had even had any formal training in creative writing. We suggested that this lack of teacher training was ...


Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

This article offers advice for writer on preventing major plotholes in fiction. Selection of information to be revealed earlier in story; Establishment of credibility of facts; Link of plot events with the motivation of the main character.


Οικοδομώντας Πολιτισμικές Συμπεριφορές Στο Σχολείο: «Παιχνίδια Ρόλων» Με Την Αρχαιολογία, Kosmas Touloumis Dec 2005

Οικοδομώντας Πολιτισμικές Συμπεριφορές Στο Σχολείο: «Παιχνίδια Ρόλων» Με Την Αρχαιολογία, Kosmas Touloumis

Kosmas Touloumis

Teaching with archaeology in Greek secondary education is the topic of this presentation.


Children’S Books And The Nature Of Science: A Multisite Naturalistic Case Study Of Three Elementary Teachers In The Rural Southeast, Patricia Lynn Bricker Dec 2005

Children’S Books And The Nature Of Science: A Multisite Naturalistic Case Study Of Three Elementary Teachers In The Rural Southeast, Patricia Lynn Bricker

Doctoral Dissertations

This naturalistic case study describes the efforts of three elementary teachers in a rural southeastern school to use children’s books in support of inquiry-based science and specifically addresses issues related to the nature of science. Data were collected through 26 classroom and meeting observations, 16 semi-structured and informal interviews, 35 documents and 76 children’s books used by the teachers. Three themes were identified related to the nature of science and the selection and use of children’s books in the teachers’ second, fourth, and fifth grade classrooms.

  1. Science was portrayed as a human endeavor that connects to the ...


News From Cart, Barbara Bautz, Kelly Donnell Dec 2005

News From Cart, Barbara Bautz, Kelly Donnell

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Who Will Teach The Teachers?: Collaboration Between Liberal Arts And Education In Teacher Training At Bsc, William C. Levin Dec 2005

Who Will Teach The Teachers?: Collaboration Between Liberal Arts And Education In Teacher Training At Bsc, William C. Levin

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Citizenship Education In Pakistani Schools: Problems And Possibilities, Bernadette L. Dean Dec 2005

Citizenship Education In Pakistani Schools: Problems And Possibilities, Bernadette L. Dean

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

A critical aspect of education that is often overlooked or inadequately addressed is the preparation of school students for citizenship. This paper assesses the current state of citizenship education in Pakistani schools. It draws on the findings of two research studies: an analysis of the social studies curriculum and textbooks and a review of teaching and learning practices in schools. The findings indicate that the curriculum and textbooks do not distinguish between Islamic education and citizenship education and promotes exclusionary and passive citizenship. They also shows that while Pakistani students acquire knowledge and learn some important values in schools, they ...


Educational Development Projects At Ied: Towards School Improvement, Khalid Mahmood, Nilofar Vazir Dec 2005

Educational Development Projects At Ied: Towards School Improvement, Khalid Mahmood, Nilofar Vazir

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

The M.Ed. program at The Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development helps to develop Course Participants (CPs) as teacher educators / educational leaders. The institute always welcomes innovations in its various programmes. The Educational Development Project (EDP) was conceived as an alternative to research to develop CPS’ knowledge and skills required for developmental work. The EDP is concerned with capacity building at classroom and school level depending on the needs of the relevant stakeholders. A contextually relevant model was adapted for EDP at the institute. The research reported in this paper discussed the question: To what extent does the course ...


Autonomy And School Success: A Case Study From Pakistan, Muhammad Babur, Qamar Safdar Dec 2005

Autonomy And School Success: A Case Study From Pakistan, Muhammad Babur, Qamar Safdar

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper reports on a case investigated as a part of several case studies conducted under ANTRIEP (Asian Network of Research and Training Institute for Educational Planning) in seven different countries. (India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal and Bangladesh) to look into the management of successful schools. Three cases studies were conducted in three different school systems in Pakistan: public school, private school and AKES (Aga Khan Education Services) managed schools. In this paper the case study of public and cross case analysis based on the findings of the three schools is reported. The findings reveal that school autonomy ...


Creating Independent Learners: Using Inquiry In Pakistani Classrooms, Bernadette L. Dean, Farah Huma Dec 2005

Creating Independent Learners: Using Inquiry In Pakistani Classrooms, Bernadette L. Dean, Farah Huma

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Preparing Community-Oriented Teachers: Reflections From A Multicultural Service-Learning Standpoint, Marilynne Boyle-Baise Dec 2005

Preparing Community-Oriented Teachers: Reflections From A Multicultural Service-Learning Standpoint, Marilynne Boyle-Baise

Diversity

The Banneker History Project (BHP) reconstructed the history of a local, segregated school. The Benjamin Banneker School served African American youth from 1913 to 1951. Oral histories from surviving alumni as well as primary documents from the times were sought. This article focuses on ways that one group of participants, 24 preservice teachers of color. experienced and interpreted the BHP. Data are reported in response to three questions: (a) Whose community does service learning serve? (b) What meanings do preservice teachers make of culturally responsive teaching? and (c) Does a community orientation count in teacher education? The author reflects on ...


Teachers’ Experiences Of Learning Science: A Case Of Autobiographical Reflection, Nelofer Halai Dec 2005

Teachers’ Experiences Of Learning Science: A Case Of Autobiographical Reflection, Nelofer Halai

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper analyzes the experience of learning science in school of 34 teachers enrolled in a science methods course in the M.Ed. programme offered by the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. The participants were expected to write their reflections after recalling their experience of learning science in school. The findings reveal that the majority of teachers recalled negative experiences of learning science and that the teaching style of their teachers influenced the way they feel about science even to this day. It follows that if teachers are helped to recall their own experience of learning science in the classroom, it ...


The Stress Management Self-Efficacy Inventory (Smsei): Development And Initial Psychometrics, Kristin Higgins Dec 2005

The Stress Management Self-Efficacy Inventory (Smsei): Development And Initial Psychometrics, Kristin Higgins

Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the current study was to develop, pilot, and establish the initial psychometrics of the Stress Management Self-Efficacy Inventory (SMSEI). Once developed and positive psychometrics established, middle school counselors and other mental health professionals can use the SMSEI to identify children who lack self-efficacy in the area of stress management. Once adolescents are identified as having low stress management self-efficacy, this measure can also aid professionals in creating programs and interventions. The SMSEI measures how well adolescents believe they can manage their stress as well as measures specific areas or management techniques that a child believes they ...


Honoring And Utilizing The Preoperational Thinkers' Artistic Processes In Art Education, J. B. Paquette Dec 2005

Honoring And Utilizing The Preoperational Thinkers' Artistic Processes In Art Education, J. B. Paquette

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Examines the relationship between thought processes and artmaking in preoperational learners (children from about two to seven years of age). Suggests that these children learn and communicate in the art room in a natural, revelatory, and quite ephemeral, way. Includes a sample art lesson plan for preoperational learners and investigates ways to connect with children's youthful thought processes in elementary art instruction.


Kindergarten Readiness: Using Age Or Skills In Assessing A Child’S Readiness, Leslie Barden Smith Dec 2005

Kindergarten Readiness: Using Age Or Skills In Assessing A Child’S Readiness, Leslie Barden Smith

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

Currently, age is the primary indicator of kindergarten readiness. A concise list of readiness skills to guide parents and teachers when deciding if a child is ready for kindergarten is lacking. The literature reveals that older age kindergarten entrance is not a predictor of academic success, nor is age an accurate indicator of readiness. In this study, responses from approximately 22 kindergarten teachers to a readiness questionnaire identify and develop a succinct list of the skills these professionals view as most significant for kindergarten readiness. According to the teachers in this study, the ability to sit and listen for approximately ...


Exploring Animal-Assisted Therapy As A Reading Intervention Strategy, Maria S. Kaymen Dec 2005

Exploring Animal-Assisted Therapy As A Reading Intervention Strategy, Maria S. Kaymen

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

This study is an examination of animal-assisted therapy in an attempt to explore the ways it may serve as reading intervention program for struggling readers. Due to the low rate of literacy in the U.S., children are often put into reading intervention programs where they are required to read to an adult; potentially creating anxiety that may act as a deterrent to reading regularly, and thus contributing to the condition of aliteracy, that is, possessing the basic skills to read yet having no desire to do so. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the ways in ...


Teacher Quality And Teacher Preparedness In Public Secondary Schools: Evidence From Sass 1999-2000, Xuejin Lu Dec 2005

Teacher Quality And Teacher Preparedness In Public Secondary Schools: Evidence From Sass 1999-2000, Xuejin Lu

Dissertations

Resource equalization represents the historical and theoretical basis for American school finance and its ideals continue to dominate discussion and practice. During the last decade and a half, the national aspiration for equitable distribution of school finance resources has started a transformation into a derivative notion of adequacy. This equity policy derivative embraces the idea of sufficiency, which in turn implies a standard. The concept of educational adequacy has grown to mean the achievement of high absolute standards. Equity (equalization) theorists measure resource level on a relative basis; each student relative to all others. Adequacy adherents measure student achievement against ...


Automotive Service Technology Intersectional Skills Proficiency Assessment, David L. Macquarrie Dec 2005

Automotive Service Technology Intersectional Skills Proficiency Assessment, David L. Macquarrie

Dissertations

This dissertation focused on the creation and validation of a criterion referenced credentialing assessment of automotive service technicians' intersectional skills (ASTIS) proficiency. These intersectional skills are prerequisite and common to multiple job level tasks that an automotive service technician (AST) performs on the job. An assessment of the ASTIS was created to aid automotive technician employers in the evaluation of hiring prospective technician employees and is not duplicated by current certifications (e.g. ASE) as they do not uniquely assess these skills.

This dissertation focused on the ASTIS skills and the information an employer can obtain pertaining to a prospective ...


The Residual Effect Of Novice Primary Teachers On Reading Achievement Scores, Connie Mayo Dec 2005

The Residual Effect Of Novice Primary Teachers On Reading Achievement Scores, Connie Mayo

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This dissertation was an exploratory investigation of the residual effect of novice primary teachers on reading achievement scores. The study employed the theory of pedagogical content knowledge as a basis for understanding teacher expertise and comparing the expert teacher to the novice teacher. The research sought to answer two major questions; (a) Is there a statistically significant difference between the reading achievement, (measured two years later) of students taught by teachers of differing experience levels in primary grades and the state mean for the appropriate grade level? and (b) Is there a statistically significant difference among the two-year-later reading achievement ...


A Middle School Standards-Based Science Curriculum Handbook, Eleanor B. Hess Dec 2005

A Middle School Standards-Based Science Curriculum Handbook, Eleanor B. Hess

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As teachers implement the National Science Education Standards (1996) many must change the instructional methods they have used throughout their careers. This handbook will assist teachers to be facilitators in inquiry-based classrooms. The nine units of this handbook have been implemented for three years in an eighth grade classroom and have been used and modified by three different teachers to meet their own needs. The units in this handbook were chosen by MSAD #3, Unity, Maine, to reflect the curriculum requirements of The State of Maine Learning Results (1997). Included in this handbook are physics units covering motion, forces, work ...


Right Must And Will Succeed: Excerpts From The Letters Of Sergeant Edmund Burke Wylie, Company K, 31st Iowa Infantry Regiment, Dieter C. Ullrich Dec 2005

Right Must And Will Succeed: Excerpts From The Letters Of Sergeant Edmund Burke Wylie, Company K, 31st Iowa Infantry Regiment, Dieter C. Ullrich

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Sergeant Burke Wylie of the 31st Iowa Infantry Regiment was an eyewitness to the events and series of historic battles that occurred between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. His vivid descriptions of the ferocity of combat, the geographic features of battlefields and the local inhabitants he encountered are well depicted in his correspondence. Sergeant Wylie's letters begin in December 1863 near Chattanooga and conclude in September 1864 outside of Atlanta.


A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles Nov 2005

A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

For more than an hour Alyssa had been sitting in front of our picture window without moving. In the darkened pane I couldn't help but notice the contrasting reflections-the bright lights of the Christmas tree and the hollow , unblinking eyes of my nine-year-old daughter. I could have told myself that she was mesmerized by the snowflakes drifting down like angel wings, but that would have been lying


Way Of Being, Not Doing: The Influence Of An Innovative Writing Project On Teacher’S Adaptation To Mandates, Elizabeth Truesdell Nov 2005

Way Of Being, Not Doing: The Influence Of An Innovative Writing Project On Teacher’S Adaptation To Mandates, Elizabeth Truesdell

Elizabeth Truesdell

No abstract available.


Edna's World: Searching, Streaming & Sharing Digital Curriculum, Pru Mitchell Nov 2005

Edna's World: Searching, Streaming & Sharing Digital Curriculum, Pru Mitchell

Pru Mitchell

A hands-on workshop demonstrating curriculum applications integrating three key functions of Education Network Australia (EdNA) Online. Teachers used EdNA Search to locate selected, safe digital resources for use in online curriculum modules or learning quests. EdNA RSS feeds delivered news and new resources to the desktop, intranet, learning management system or website. Teachers shared ideas and resources, and worked with others to develop collaborative curriculum support materials using EdNA Groups.   


Teaching Today's Diverse Student Population In Schools, Elizabeth F. Hurdle Nov 2005

Teaching Today's Diverse Student Population In Schools, Elizabeth F. Hurdle

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate teacher candidates' attitude and knowledge level toward the adequacy of their teacher training for meeting the needs of a diversified school population and to make recommendations for any restructuring in a University teacher training program. A survey research method using a convenience sample size of (N = 240) was used to collect data for this study. The sample of 240 participants included graduate and undergraduate teacher candidates who had completed student teaching and alumni from the last five years. A self-developed questionnaire with 35 Likert-type questions and four open-ended questions was used ...


Bamberg Donates Time: Andragogues Develop A City, Jost Reischmann Nov 2005

Bamberg Donates Time: Andragogues Develop A City, Jost Reischmann

Reischmann, Jost

A project of cultural learning in a community in Germany is described: Students of andragogy organized a public exchange of “gifts” without material value; the idea was that the donator offered to share two to three hours of the personal life in a joint activity. About 200 people including local respected authorities participated. The event on the market-place before Christmas became a public festival; the idea was widely welcomed with joy. The regional press reported; many gift-encounters took place. A challenging discussion took place about the relationship to adult education and andragogy.


Are Middle Years Teacher Education Courses Justifiable?, Terry De Jong, Rod Chadbourne Nov 2005

Are Middle Years Teacher Education Courses Justifiable?, Terry De Jong, Rod Chadbourne

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The recent growth of separate middle schools for young adolescents raises the question – do we now need separate teacher education programs in middle schooling? Or, can the staffing requirements of middle schools be met adequately by existing primary and secondary teacher education programs? This paper provides a contribution to answering these questions by discussing the rationale underlying a new graduate diploma in the middle years of schooling offered at Edith Cowan University. In doing so, the paper draws attention to the contested nature of innovations in teacher education and some uncertainty about what the future holds for them.


Critical Pedagogy, Image Theater And The Instruction Of Diversity Education, Franklin Titus Thompson Nov 2005

Critical Pedagogy, Image Theater And The Instruction Of Diversity Education, Franklin Titus Thompson

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

This interactive workshop utilizes Critical Pedagogy, Image Theater, and Forum Theater in the instruction of race, human, and gender relations. It borrows from Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal’s concept of Humanizing Education. Praxis, the dialectical relationship between thought and practice, becomes the vehicle for establishing a problem solving process that leads to “Permanent Relationships.”