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College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2003

College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

It is quite obvious that the institutions that compete at the elite level of intercollegiate sports have failed miserably in their responsibilities to provide education about sports to the young men and women who participate in college athletics. If colleges and universities are sincere about their efforts to reform athletics, they must do better.


Changing District Culture And Capacity: The Impact Of The Merck Institute For Science Education Partnership, Thomas B. Corcoran, Nancy Lawrence Nov 2003

Changing District Culture And Capacity: The Impact Of The Merck Institute For Science Education Partnership, Thomas B. Corcoran, Nancy Lawrence

CPRE Research Reports

In 1993, Merck & Co., Inc. began an endeavor to make a significant and visible commitment to improving science education by creating the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) and supported the new venture with a 10-year, $20-million financial commitment. From its inception, MISE had two goals: to raise the interest, participation, and performance of public school students in science, and to demonstrate to other businesses that direct, focused involvement would hasten the improvement of science teaching and learning in the public schools. MISE initiated its work by forming partnerships with four public school districts — Linden, Rahway, and Readington Township in New Jersey, and North Penn in Pennsylvania — where Merck has major facilities.

CPRE was contracted by MISE in 1993 to document the implementation of the initiative and assess its impact on districts, schools, classrooms, and students. Throughout the evaluation, CPRE conducted interviews with teachers, instructional leaders, and district personnel; surveyed teachers; developed case studies of schools; and examined student achievement data in order to provide feedback on the progress of the MISE Partnership


Teacher And Coach Implementation Of Writers Workshop In America's Choice Schools, 2001 And 2002, Amy Jane Bach, Jonathan A. Supovitz Nov 2003

Teacher And Coach Implementation Of Writers Workshop In America's Choice Schools, 2001 And 2002, Amy Jane Bach, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Research Reports

In this report, we follow a line of inquiry that we began in a 2002 Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) report titled Implementation of the America’s Choice Literacy Workshops. Herein, we examine the implementation of the writers workshop component of America’s Choice, which we consider the core instructional reform of the first year of implementation of the America’s Choice comprehensive school reform design. By conducting structured observations in a random sample of elementary and middle school classrooms in America’s Choice schools across the United States, and applying a rubric that assesses the fidelity of ...


Mapping A Course For Improved Student Learning: How Innovative Schools Systematically Use Student Performance Data To Guide Improvement, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Valerie Klein Nov 2003

Mapping A Course For Improved Student Learning: How Innovative Schools Systematically Use Student Performance Data To Guide Improvement, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Valerie Klein

CPRE Research Reports

To be useful to teachers and school leaders, test data must provide more than just a destination. Student performance results must also provide guidance that informs educators that they are moving in the right direction, while providing interactive and recursive feedback for mid-course adjustments. In order for student performance data to be useful to teachers and school leaders, and to make it worthwhile for them to make the extensive efforts necessary to learn to interpret and act upon what they learn, data feedback systems must rely on multiple sources of data collected and analyzed at regular intervals.

This report is ...


Bohmian Dialogue: A Promising Pedagogy For Transformative Learning?, Leslie G. Mcbride, Robin A. Voetterl, Mary K. Kinnick Oct 2003

Bohmian Dialogue: A Promising Pedagogy For Transformative Learning?, Leslie G. Mcbride, Robin A. Voetterl, Mary K. Kinnick

Community Health Faculty Publications and Presentations

Between 1997 and 2002, dialogue, a process developed by the late theoretical physicist David Bohm and philosopher Krishnamurti, was adapted and used as the central form of pedagogy within two interdisciplinary courses at Portland State University. The purpose of this workshop is, through an interactive experience, to provide participants with an introductory understanding of Bohmian dialogue and its promise as a pedagogy for transformative teaching and learning in higher education. Throughout the past several years, Bohmian dialogue has developed into a process in which meaning and knowledge are created and shared between and among educators and learners during the learning ...


Rapping To Review: A Novel Strategy To Engage Students And Summarize Course Material, Maureen T. Knabb Sep 2003

Rapping To Review: A Novel Strategy To Engage Students And Summarize Course Material, Maureen T. Knabb

Biology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


An Integrated Approach To School Development In Northern Areas Of Pakistan, Mola Dad Shafa Aug 2003

An Integrated Approach To School Development In Northern Areas Of Pakistan, Mola Dad Shafa

Book Chapters

I started my career as a primary school teacher working for the Aga Khan Education Service in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. I was one of AKU-IED’s first-cohort Professional Development Teachers (PDTs), and was the only course participant from the Northern Areas of Pakistan in the first MEd course. Having completed the MEd degree from AKU-IED, I went back to my parent institution and was assigned the management of 30 schools. My post-MEd work, which reflects an integrated approach to school development, ranges from conducting professional development programmes for teachers and head teachers, increasing students’ voice in school improvement-related ...


Enhancing Institutional Capacity Building Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) And Community Based Organizations (Cbos): Impact Of An Innovative Initiative, Muhammad Memon, Shahzad Mithani Aug 2003

Enhancing Institutional Capacity Building Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) And Community Based Organizations (Cbos): Impact Of An Innovative Initiative, Muhammad Memon, Shahzad Mithani

Book Chapters

This paper attempts to unpack the notion and process of institutional capacity building of NGOs / CBOs in rural and semi-urban areas if the Sindh province. Several NGOs / CBOs and other organizations tend to take initiatives embedded in the ‘first order’ changes which are of incremental nature and have failed to contribute substantially towards enhancing their institutional capacity building. In 1999, the AKU-IED was engaged in enhancing institutional capacity building of selected NGOs and CBOs in Sindh through ‘second order’ changes for promoting education in general and female education in particular. The process of the transformational development of these NGOs / CBOs ...


Challenges And Learning Opportunities Involved In The Professional Development Of Mathematics Teachers Within The Government Sector, Sardar Ahmed Khan, Nadeem Asghar Kirmani Aug 2003

Challenges And Learning Opportunities Involved In The Professional Development Of Mathematics Teachers Within The Government Sector, Sardar Ahmed Khan, Nadeem Asghar Kirmani

Book Chapters

As Professional Development Teachers (PDTs), we have been working in the government sector for the last several years to improve the profile of Mathematics teachers within the sector. Our experience of the Professional Development of teachers suggests that working in the government sector is not an easy task. However, neither is it an impossible one. The government’s system faces varied challenges in tackling the professional development needs of teachers. The most important one is the capacity of the professional staff to undertake this mammoth job. Secondly, there is a strong need to change the perceptions of policymakers to consider ...


The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Research And Dissemination Network Academic Year 2002-03 Final Report To The Smithsonian Institution, Steven R. Rogg Jul 2003

The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Research And Dissemination Network Academic Year 2002-03 Final Report To The Smithsonian Institution, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This document is a status report on the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s (IMSA) Research and Dissemination Network, which is funded as a contract with the Smithsonian Institution. In response to significant recent changes in project organization and activities, this report traces key developments of the project over its ten-year history. The report concludes with a summary of accomplishments during the current 2002-03 academic year.


A Clinical Instructor Online Training Course For Radiologic Technologists, Christine Marie Beaudry Jul 2003

A Clinical Instructor Online Training Course For Radiologic Technologists, Christine Marie Beaudry

All Graduate Projects

An online training module was developed for Radiologic Sciences Clinical Instructors at Clinical Education Centers for Yakima Valley Community College. This training module orients new Clinical Instructors to accreditation standards, as well as orients them to student and technologist requirements for the Radiologic Sciences Program.


School Refusal: A Case Study, Robert W. Rennie Jul 2003

School Refusal: A Case Study, Robert W. Rennie

Theses

According to the literature school refusal is a complex disorder. Whilst the condition only occurs in 2% of the general school population, more interestingly the problem accounts for about 8% of clinically referred children (Burke & Silverman, 1987). This study focuses on the school refusal of a young adolescent male. This thesis has examined the degree to which school refusal can be minimised through employing a whole school approach underpinned by effective pastoral care (WSNPC intervention program). The research questions were as follows: To investigate the effects the WSNPC intervention program has on the: minimisation of school refusal; replacement of the mother/figurehead in the mother-child relationship relative to separation anxiety; and improved emotional, social and intellectual wellbeing of the school refuser. The methodology adopted for the study of school refusal regarding a young adolescent male was based on a grounded theory approach and also included a combination of action research and case study methods. Qualitative paradigms measured the degree of the participant ...


Problem-Based Learning: Potential Application In A Hospital Setting, John Anthony Rutkowski Jun 2003

Problem-Based Learning: Potential Application In A Hospital Setting, John Anthony Rutkowski

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) has been incorporated into the curricula in many medical schools. It has also spread into schools of health sciences, nursing, public health, business and other professional education programs. The necessary for effective problem-based learning as well as the behavioral elements, which may be attributed to effective problem-based learning, are generally the characteristics that employers seek when making staffing decisions. This paper proposes that Problem-Based skills Learning is an appropriate adjunct to traditional staff development methods. Method: A group of volunteers (7) was solicited from the Respiratory Therapy staff at a University Hospital. The group participated in ...


The Heart Of The Matter: The Coaching Model In America's Choice Schools, Susan M. Poglinco, Amy J. Bach, Kate Hovde, Sheila Rosenblum, Marisa Saunders, Jonathan A. Supovitz May 2003

The Heart Of The Matter: The Coaching Model In America's Choice Schools, Susan M. Poglinco, Amy J. Bach, Kate Hovde, Sheila Rosenblum, Marisa Saunders, Jonathan A. Supovitz

CPRE Research Reports

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania was contracted by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) in 1998 to conduct the external evaluation of the America’s Choice school design. CPRE designed and conducted a series of targeted studies on the implementation and impacts of the America’s Choice design. This report coincides with the publication of three separate studies by CPRE on the impact of America’s Choice in a number of districts across the country using a variety of quantitative and analytic approaches. Those impact analyses and a stand-alone ...


Mathematical Mind Journeys: Awakening Minds To Computational Fluency, Susan Austine Ebdon, Mary Mcgee Coakley, Danielle S. Legnard Apr 2003

Mathematical Mind Journeys: Awakening Minds To Computational Fluency, Susan Austine Ebdon, Mary Mcgee Coakley, Danielle S. Legnard

Education Faculty Publications

Connecticut's New Canaan Public Schools has a mission of mathematical literacy for all children and has undergone an extensive curriculum review process over the past six years. Designing reformed curriculum and ensuring computational fluency have been shared visions for the district's mathematics educators, including the authors of this article. We are three teachers who have taught across levels K-12 and have led the mathematics initiative as mathematics resource teachers, mathematics coordinators, and building administrators. We coined the term "Mathematical Mind Journey," or "MMJ," to describe the adventure we take our students on each day. MMJs support the Process ...


Education Chronicle Issue 1 No. 1, Touro College School Of Education And Psychology - Graduate Division Apr 2003

Education Chronicle Issue 1 No. 1, Touro College School Of Education And Psychology - Graduate Division

Yearbooks and Newsletters

No abstract provided.


The Maine Learning Technology Initiative: Teacher, Student, And School Perspectives, Mid-Year Evaluation Report, David L. Silvernail Phd, Walter J. Harris Phd, Dawn M.M. Lane, Janet C. Fairman Phd, Paula B. Gravelle, Lori Smith, Katherine I. Sargent, Walter Mcintire Mar 2003

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative: Teacher, Student, And School Perspectives, Mid-Year Evaluation Report, David L. Silvernail Phd, Walter J. Harris Phd, Dawn M.M. Lane, Janet C. Fairman Phd, Paula B. Gravelle, Lori Smith, Katherine I. Sargent, Walter Mcintire

Education Technology

This report presents some early evaluation evidence on the effectiveness and impact of the implementation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). The goal of the Year One evaluation, which is being conducted by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI), is to provide policymakers and practitioners with information that will assist them in determining whether or not, and to what degree, the vision and goals of the MLTI are being achieved. The Year One design is focusing primarily on the students who entered seventh grade in September 2002, and their teachers and schools.

The MEPRI evaluation team has focused ...


The Merck Institute For Science Education: A Successful Intermediary For Education Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran Mar 2003

The Merck Institute For Science Education: A Successful Intermediary For Education Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran

CPRE Research Reports

A variety of technical assistance organizations have been created in the last 20 years to help public schools implement reforms to improve their perfor- mance. These organizations vary in size, sponsorship, and focus, but their creation rests on the common premise that the reforms needed in the schools to educate all children to high standards require strong external stimuli and resources and knowledge beyond what are ordinarily available in public school systems (McDonald, McLaughlin, & Corcoran, 2000). Accordingly, these technical assistance organizations forge partnerships with school systems under pressure to improve their performance. Working across the boundaries of the educational system ...


Getting Help From Course Management Software To Teach A Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Class, Cinzia Cervato Mar 2003

Getting Help From Course Management Software To Teach A Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Class, Cinzia Cervato

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Course management software allows instructors to introduce an Internet-based component to their classroom teaching even without any prior knowledge of HTML language. I used one of the most widely available software, WebCT, for two introductory geology classes of approximately 250 students each at Iowa State University in fall 2001. The software is easy to use and I established a variety of content and communication tools in less than a day, using the procedure described in the paper. Student responses to the use of WebCT were in general positive and they especially liked the opportunity to communicate with me, to keep ...


Supporting The Language Agenda In Teacher Development: Preparing Teachers/Or Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students At The New Teacher Professional Development Institute, Andrew Habana Hafner Jan 2003

Supporting The Language Agenda In Teacher Development: Preparing Teachers/Or Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Students At The New Teacher Professional Development Institute, Andrew Habana Hafner

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Engaged Buddhism & Women In Black: Our Grief Is Not A Cry For War, Candace Walworth Jan 2003

Engaged Buddhism & Women In Black: Our Grief Is Not A Cry For War, Candace Walworth

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This paper explores principles, practices, and manifestations of engaged Busshism in the United States. It includes a personal narrative based on the author's participation in Women in Black (a silent, symbolic protest against war) and classroom stories based on the author's experience teaching at a Buddhist-inspired university.


An Unspoken Trust – Violated?, Kia Jane Richmond Jan 2003

An Unspoken Trust – Violated?, Kia Jane Richmond

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reflecting on our decisions in the classroom, both when we are honest with our students & when we are not, can offer teachers opportunities for growth and change.


Online Writing As A Form Of Electronic Communication In A Second Year Biology Course, Michael Barbour, Michael A. J. Collins Jan 2003

Online Writing As A Form Of Electronic Communication In A Second Year Biology Course, Michael Barbour, Michael A. J. Collins

Education Faculty Publications

Over the past decade, the proliferation of technology in the realm of teaching has occurred at a phenomenal rate. From the smallest integration of technology into the classroom to entire courses being taught in an online environment, the use of computers by students and teachers has continued to increase.

This paper considers student use of an online discussion forum in a second year Biology course and how that participation may be an indicator of increased student success in the course. The authors discuss how participation in the online discussion forum is a form of public writing in which the students ...


Compos(T)Ing Loss: Transformation In The Telling, Laura Milner Jan 2003

Compos(T)Ing Loss: Transformation In The Telling, Laura Milner

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Using composting as a metaphor, this author examines the transformative potential in writing about and bearing witness to stories of loss, particularly the death of a parent.


Critically Thinking About Harry Potter: A Framework For Discussing Controversial Works In The English Classroom, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2003

Critically Thinking About Harry Potter: A Framework For Discussing Controversial Works In The English Classroom, Joanne M. Marshall

Joanne M. Marshall

Since ].K. Rowling's Harry Potter series was first published in 1997, parents, teachers, and readers of all ages have been fans of the boy wizard, enthusiastically standing in bookstore lines at midnight to purchase the next installment, or flocking to the movies, or rushing to buy the DVD. Previously reluctant readers, including young adult readers (MacRae), are suddenly enthralled with a book, and the adults who care for those readers are equally enthralled with its results. Magic, indeed.


The Relationship Between Teacher Implementation Of America's Choice And Student Learning In Plainfield, New Jersey, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Henry May Jan 2003

The Relationship Between Teacher Implementation Of America's Choice And Student Learning In Plainfield, New Jersey, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Henry May

CPRE Research Reports

Rarely in educational research do we have access to data that allow us to empirically explore the relationships between the practices of individual teachers and the learning of their students. This report is one of those exceptional cases. In this report, we use data from Plainfield, New Jersey in which individual teachers' survey responses about America's Choice were linked to the test gains of the students who were taught by those teachers. By working closely with district administrators, we were able to link individual survey responses to the district's student achievement databases while retaining the confidentiality of both ...


Profile Of A Distributed Learning Curriculum For Adult Education As Perceived By Students, Taella M. Hill Jan 2003

Profile Of A Distributed Learning Curriculum For Adult Education As Perceived By Students, Taella M. Hill

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of this study was to examine distributed learning in higher education. It was also the intention of this study to describe the profiles of graduate students opting to utilize the delivery modes associated with distributed learning and to assess their overall satisfaction with their experiences. Findings indicated that given options, students are more likely to select methods of instruction best suited to their particular needs. The qualitative data obtained through the study revealed a need for institutions to consider student feedback when making decisions on the direction their distributed learning programs will take in the future.


Educational Mission Statements: Determining How Mission Impacts Curricular And Policy Decisions At The Hudson School, Deborah L. Krause Jan 2003

Educational Mission Statements: Determining How Mission Impacts Curricular And Policy Decisions At The Hudson School, Deborah L. Krause

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Afterword: Ecology And Ideology In Multilingual Classrooms, Nancy H. Hornberger Jan 2003

Afterword: Ecology And Ideology In Multilingual Classrooms, Nancy H. Hornberger

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2003

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editors' Message

Surrounded by the dead he had caused through his wanton murder of an albatross, the tortured mariner of Samuel Taylor Coleridge fame watches the water snakes beyond the shadow of his ghost ship and “blessed them unaware./The selfsame moment I could pray; And from my neck so free/The Albatross fell off, and sank/Like lead into the sea” (ll. 287-291). Without deliberately looking, he suddenly recognizes the beauty of all creatures and blesses them “unaware.” The sailor experiences a serendipitous moment, and through that accidental wisdom frees himself from his self-created purgatory.

Serendipity: Teaching for Accidental ...