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The Development Of A Single Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competence, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor Mar 2015

The Development Of A Single Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competence, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor

Ross Turner

The authors’ intention is to develop a progress map that describes increasing mathematical competence. The main purpose of this chapter is to describe the means by which the research team has been able to use the data from a longitudinal testing program to build and refine a picture of growth in mathematical competence. In this chapter, conceptualisation of the underlying variable to be measured in developing a mathematical progress map is considered, and approaches to its development are discussed. The approach adopted is described and the results of the application of that methodology to the data generated through this research ...


Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers Aug 2012

Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of The Access To Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Secondary Schools, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson Aug 2012

Evaluation Of The Access To Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Secondary Schools, Marion Meiers, Adrian Beavis, Lawrence Ingvarson

Marion Meiers

Report prepared for the Department of Education and Training, Victoria.


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.


An Evaluation Of The Schools For Innovation And Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Schools, Lawrence Ingvarson, Siek-Toon Khoo, Adrian Beavis, Marion Meiers Jul 2011

An Evaluation Of The Schools For Innovation And Excellence Initiative In Victorian Government Schools, Lawrence Ingvarson, Siek-Toon Khoo, Adrian Beavis, Marion Meiers

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

Report prepared for the Office of Teaching and Learning, Department of Education and Training, Victoria


Post Treatment Skeletal Mineral Accretion In Malnourished, Growing Animals, Susan Lauten, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, E Klaphake Nov 2005

Post Treatment Skeletal Mineral Accretion In Malnourished, Growing Animals, Susan Lauten, Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk, E Klaphake

Claudia A Kirk

No abstract provided.


Change, Competition And Specialisation: The Demise Of The Comprehensive Secondary School And Its Implication, Daniel Edwards Nov 2005

Change, Competition And Specialisation: The Demise Of The Comprehensive Secondary School And Its Implication, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


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.


Creating A Paperless Campus: An Administrator's Perspective, H. Rice Oct 2005

Creating A Paperless Campus: An Administrator's Perspective, H. Rice

H. William Rice

No abstract provided.


10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Sep 2005

10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

This article offers tips for authors on improving the first part of a story to entice readers. Technique that can be used to make a reader care about a character. Creation of a conflict and use of dialogue.


Assessing Student Learning Outcomes In The Library Information Commons, Lori Critz, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes In The Library Information Commons, Lori Critz, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


If You Build It They Will Come, But Are They Learning? The Role Of Library Information Commons In Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Robert Fernekes, Lori Critz, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

If You Build It They Will Come, But Are They Learning? The Role Of Library Information Commons In Assessing Student Learning Outcomes, Robert Fernekes, Lori Critz, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Podcasts And Blogging: Extending The Classroom, Linda Evans, James Welsh Sep 2005

Podcasts And Blogging: Extending The Classroom, Linda Evans, James Welsh

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Videos And Imovies In Teacher Education, James Welsh, Linda Evans, Robert Summers Sep 2005

Videos And Imovies In Teacher Education, James Welsh, Linda Evans, Robert Summers

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Library Resources For Faculty And Information Resources Shortcuts, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes Sep 2005

Library Resources For Faculty And Information Resources Shortcuts, Sonya Shepherd, Robert Fernekes

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Repurposing Learning Objects As Assessment Instruments, S Atkins, Gayl O'Connor Sep 2005

Repurposing Learning Objects As Assessment Instruments, S Atkins, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Library Tools For Connecting To Online Resources: A Faculty Development Workshop, Debra Skinner, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2005

Library Tools For Connecting To Online Resources: A Faculty Development Workshop, Debra Skinner, Robert Fernekes, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers Aug 2005

Putting Achievement Growth In Context: Modeling Individual Growth In Literacy And Numeracy, Siek Toon Khoo, Marion Meiers

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2005

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

Charlie Sweet

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.


Transition To Further Education: The First-Year Experience, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman Jul 2005

Transition To Further Education: The First-Year Experience, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman

Julie McMillan

Look at tertiary study in terms of academic failure and attrition, and research clearly identifies the first year of study at university or TAFE as the year of highest risk. Put otherwise, completion of the first year is 'more than half the battle' when it comes to the completion of a degree or diploma. Since that's the case, it's worth developing a fuller understanding of young people's experiences and perceptions of their first year of tertiary study, particularly to understand why people change their course of study, why they discontinue their studies and how they develop as ...


Staging Intangible Cultural Heritage In Xi’An., William Feighery Jul 2005

Staging Intangible Cultural Heritage In Xi’An., William Feighery

William Feighery

No abstract provided.


Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor Jun 2005

Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Critical Memory, Collecting, And Documenting Culture And Community: The Experiences Of Two 19th Century Black Book Collectors, William Welburn Jun 2005

Critical Memory, Collecting, And Documenting Culture And Community: The Experiences Of Two 19th Century Black Book Collectors, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


Embedding Technology When Designing Curriculum For Understanding, Vivian Johnson Jun 2005

Embedding Technology When Designing Curriculum For Understanding, Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson

Keynote presentation sponsored by BestPrep TECH CORPS Summer Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Fix It And They Might Stay: School Facility Quality And Teacher Retention In Washington, D.C., Yi Shang, Jack Buckley, Marck Schneider Apr 2005

Fix It And They Might Stay: School Facility Quality And Teacher Retention In Washington, D.C., Yi Shang, Jack Buckley, Marck Schneider

Yi Shang

The attrition of both new and experienced teachers is a challenge for schools and school administrators throughout the United States, particularly in large urban districts. Because of the importance of this issue, there is a large empirical literature that investigates why teachers quit and how they might be induced to stay. Here we build upon this literature by suggesting another important factor in the teacher decision to stay or leave: the quality of school facilities. We investigate the importance of facility quality using data from a survey of K—12 public school teachers in Washington, D.C. We find in ...


A Different Approach To Teaching Multiculturalism: Pragmatism As A Pedagogy And Problem-Solving Tool, Sue Ellen Henry Apr 2005

A Different Approach To Teaching Multiculturalism: Pragmatism As A Pedagogy And Problem-Solving Tool, Sue Ellen Henry

Sue Ellen Henry

This article explores the moral imperative for teaching multiculturalism from a classically pragmatic point of view. Critique of the conventional race-based approach reveals several durable dichotomies that can serve to distinguish Students of Color from White Students in unproductive ways.