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A Conversation Between Confucius And Dewey On Individual And Community — A Hope For Human Unity, Hongmei Peng May 2007

A Conversation Between Confucius And Dewey On Individual And Community — A Hope For Human Unity, Hongmei Peng

Doctoral Dissertations

The relationship between 'individual' and 'community', or others, is a focal concern in philosophy both in China and in the Euro-western world. Individualism and collectivism, the two entirely different traditions of philosophy that describe a different relationship between 'individual' and 'community', have a long polemic history and are still practiced in our everyday lives. They play an essential role in schools in terms of the way teachers teach our children and relationships children develop with their classmates. This dissertation is a philosophical comparative effort to explore the conceptions of individual and community, and the relationship between the two in Confucian ...


Presentation Software And Its Affects On Developmental Students’ Mathematics Attitudes, Julianna Gregory May 2007

Presentation Software And Its Affects On Developmental Students’ Mathematics Attitudes, Julianna Gregory

Doctoral Dissertations

This study investigated whether the use of presentation software as the primary delivery system would affect developmental mathematics students’ attitudes toward mathematics and investigated the differential impact presentation software might have on mathematical attitudes of students with respect to their gender, locale (rural vs. non-rural), or age (traditional vs. nontraditional). The student’s locale was determined by the Johnson code assigned to the high school he or she graduated from by the National Center for Education Statistics. A student was classified as traditional (under 21 years of age) or nontraditional (21 years of age or older).

An experimental study was ...


Putting The Horse Before The Cart: Utilizing What Assessment Data Reveal About Struggling Young Adolescent Readers To Inform Policy And Instruction, Danielle V. Dennis May 2007

Putting The Horse Before The Cart: Utilizing What Assessment Data Reveal About Struggling Young Adolescent Readers To Inform Policy And Instruction, Danielle V. Dennis

Doctoral Dissertations

In recent years, increased attention has been paid to accelerating the development of struggling young adolescents’ reading skills (Franzak, 2006). It has been widely acknowledged that these students require intensive instruction in reading in order to meet changing societal demands (Allington, 2002; Afflerbach, 2004; Alvermann, 2001; Biancarosa & Snow, 2004). Score reporting from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) may demonstrate a dichotomy amongst our young adolescent readers, but the scores do not tell us about the specific needs of individual students. In other words, these levels essentially create two groups: those who can read and those who cannot. Further ...


Preferred Principles In Writing Instruction And The Intrinsic Motivation Of High-Achieving High School Students, Hunter Morrison Brimi May 2007

Preferred Principles In Writing Instruction And The Intrinsic Motivation Of High-Achieving High School Students, Hunter Morrison Brimi

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine what effect, if any, the use of "preferred principles in writing instruction" had on Advanced Placement (AP) secondary school students' intrinsic motivation to write. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected in a mixed methods, concurrent triangulation design. Prior to the study, ten research-based best practices in writing instruction were identified and implemented in two eleventh-grade high school English classes. Forty-one students participated in the study. The Biggs (1987) Learning Process Questionnaire was adapted to determine the motivation of these students in regard to writing. Treatment consisted of 66 class meetings in which ...


Assessment Of Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, And Behaviors Among Students Attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities: The Basis For Developing A Conceptual Teaching/Learning Framework, John Franklin Michael May 2007

Assessment Of Hiv/Aids Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, And Behaviors Among Students Attending Historically Black Colleges & Universities: The Basis For Developing A Conceptual Teaching/Learning Framework, John Franklin Michael

Doctoral Dissertations

HIV/ AIDS/STD is brought on by a way of life that includes sexual excess and drug abuse and the risk of contracting AIDS depends exclusively on an individual's behavior choices. Changing one's lifestyle is the most effective way of avoiding these infectious diseases. If, in fact, changing to a healthier lifestyle can help one to avoid AIDS/STD, then it becomes essential that college students develop an understanding of the interrelationship between the quality of a person's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors and an awareness of how these qualities are interwoven into human behavior.

The purpose ...


Tennessee State Public School Counselors’ Time, Tasks And Knowledge, Laura Michelle Hebert May 2007

Tennessee State Public School Counselors’ Time, Tasks And Knowledge, Laura Michelle Hebert

Doctoral Dissertations

To prepare school counselors to work in the current school environment, school counselors, and counselor educators need to understand the challenges, the environment and the demands to be faced. The researcher initiated a research project called Tennessee State Public School Counselors’ Time, Tasks, and Knowledge. The purpose of this study was to increase the understanding of public school counselors’ time and tasks required and preferred, as well as specific knowledge the school counselors possess and need to learn to be competent as school counselors in the state of Tennessee.

The first objective of this research was to measure how Tennessee ...


Representations Of Fractions: Promoting Students’ Mathematical Understanding, Thomas Edward Hodges May 2007

Representations Of Fractions: Promoting Students’ Mathematical Understanding, Thomas Edward Hodges

Masters Theses

Representations of mathematical ideas serve as a foundation for understanding mathematical concepts. Using and translating among a variety of representations promotes deep conceptual understanding and connections between mathematics topics, in addition to providing contexts for more advanced mathematics concepts. The importance placed on mathematical representations led to an examination of sixth grade middle school mathematics textbooks’ representation of fraction concepts. The chapters included in this thesis represent a portion of the work completed during the examination and an example of how representations of fractions can impact topics in secondary mathematics.


Trends In Adult Education, John A. Henschke Edd Apr 2007

Trends In Adult Education, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

During the forty-three (43) years since 1964, when the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) was established, adult education scholars around the globe have achievements in the Field of Adult Education. Some of these findings have developed into trends which had special significance for a historic occasion of the Commission on international Adult Education (CIAE) Pre-Conference of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference which included adult educators from various countries around the world in late 2006. These trends emerged during the opening years of the twenty-first (21st) century. A few of these trends are presented ...


The Growth Of M-Learning And The Growth Of Mobile Computing: Parallel Developments, Jason Caudill Jan 2007

The Growth Of M-Learning And The Growth Of Mobile Computing: Parallel Developments, Jason Caudill

Jason Caudill

m-Learning is made possible by the existence and application of mobile hardware and networking technology. By exploring the capabilities of these technologies, it is possible to construct a picture of how different components of m-Learning can be implemented. This paper will explore the major technologies currently in use: portable digital assistants (PDAs), Short Message Service (SMS) messaging via mobile phone, and podcasts via MP3 players.


Accolades, Fall 2007, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences Jan 2007

Accolades, Fall 2007, College Of Education, Health, And Human Sciences

Accolades Newsletter

As you will read in the pages of this issue of Accolades, there are many new and important initiatives faculty and students are engaged in; each is central to the mission of our college and true to our motto--“Enhancing Quality of Life through Research, Outreach, and Practice.”


Fy 2007 Revised Budget Document, University Of Tennessee Jan 2007

Fy 2007 Revised Budget Document, University Of Tennessee

Budget Documents

No abstract provided.


Fy 2007 Original Budget Document, University Of Tennessee Jan 2007

Fy 2007 Original Budget Document, University Of Tennessee

Budget Documents

No abstract provided.


Fact Book: 2006-2007, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment Jan 2007

Fact Book: 2006-2007, The Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment

UTK Fact Book

Welcome to the 2006-2007 edition of the Fact Book for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The 2006-2007 Fact Book data has been revised to provide information about the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Past years’ presentations of the Fact Book reflect inclusive figures for the programs in Knoxville, Memphis, and Tullahoma, as well as the Institute for Public Service and the Institute of Agriculture. The Common Data Set (http://oira.utk.edu/stats.html) continues to reflect the inclusive University of Tennessee. If you need information not found in the Fact Book, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment ...


The Other End Of The Kaleidoscope: Configuring Circles Of Teaching And Learning, Eudora Watson, Jennifer Mitchell, Victoria Levitt Jan 2007

The Other End Of The Kaleidoscope: Configuring Circles Of Teaching And Learning, Eudora Watson, Jennifer Mitchell, Victoria Levitt

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

To reflect on and participate in reconsideration of convention in academic discourse, this essay presents three voices in three genres.


Reflections On Experiences Of Learning With Malcolm Shepherd Knowles, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2007

Reflections On Experiences Of Learning With Malcolm Shepherd Knowles, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Reflections on my experiences of learning with Malcolm S. Knowles spans 40 years - 1967 - 2007. Through a series of fascinating, miraculous events I came into relationship with him and I knew he cared about me. Andragogy with him became a heightening, deepening and broadening experiences in a new learning process.


Becoming A Professor In Andragogy - Lived History, Jost Reischmann Jan 2007

Becoming A Professor In Andragogy - Lived History, Jost Reischmann

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

By using the authors biography the development of adult education and andragogy as an academic discipline is illustrated.


Additions Toward A Thorough Understanding Of The International Foundations Of Andragogy In Hrd & Adult Education, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 2007

Additions Toward A Thorough Understanding Of The International Foundations Of Andragogy In Hrd & Adult Education, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

More than 225 major works published in English from national and international sources on andragogy are presented here, in order to provide a clear and understandable, international foundation for the linkage between the research, theory and practice of andragogy and its application to Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Six themes have emerged that provide a foundation for the linkage. The evolution of the term: historical antecedents shaping the concept; comparison of American and European understanding; popularizing and sustaining the American and world-wide concept; practical applications; and theory, research, and definition.


Annual Report Of The President, The University Of Tennessee To The Board Of Trustees, 2006-2005: The State Is Our Campus, John D. Peterson Jan 2007

Annual Report Of The President, The University Of Tennessee To The Board Of Trustees, 2006-2005: The State Is Our Campus, John D. Peterson

President's Annual Report

No abstract provided.


The Growth Of M-Learning And The Growth Of Mobile Computing: Parallel Developments, Jason Caudill Jan 2007

The Growth Of M-Learning And The Growth Of Mobile Computing: Parallel Developments, Jason Caudill

Management Publications and Other Works

m-Learning is made possible by the existence and application of mobile hardware and networking technology. By exploring the capabilities of these technologies, it is possible to construct a picture of how different components of m-Learning can be implemented. This paper will explore the major technologies currently in use: portable digital assistants (PDAs), Short Message Service (SMS) messaging via mobile phone, and podcasts via MP3 players.


Dangerous Pedagogy, Elizabeth B. Gardner, Patricia E. Calderwood, Roben Torosyan Jan 2007

Dangerous Pedagogy, Elizabeth B. Gardner, Patricia E. Calderwood, Roben Torosyan

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Using data primarily drawn from undergraduate psychology classes, we reflect upon what humane but "dangerous" pedagogy illustrates about our teaching and our students' learning.


Reviews, Kabi Hartman, Caleb Corkery, Joel Kline, Terri Pullen Guezzar Jan 2007

Reviews, Kabi Hartman, Caleb Corkery, Joel Kline, Terri Pullen Guezzar

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reviews

Kabi Hartman. Writing With, Through and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language. (Rebecca Luce-Kapler, 2004)

Caleb Corkery. African American Literacies Unleashed: Vernacular English and the Composition Classroom. (Arnetha F. Ball and Ted Lardner, 2005)

Joel Kline . Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground. (Adam J. Banks, 2006)

Terri Pullen Guezzar. Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools? (Kathy Emery and Susan Ohanian, 2004)


The Value Of Mutual Respect: What We Learn From Student Complaints, Devan Cook Jan 2007

The Value Of Mutual Respect: What We Learn From Student Complaints, Devan Cook

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay discusses the emotional labor of teaching and the ways writing programs can support that work.


Jaepl, Vol. 13, Winter 2007-2008, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo Jan 2007

Jaepl, Vol. 13, Winter 2007-2008, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Bell Hooks. Writing for Reconciliation: A Musing

Devan Cook. The Value of Mutual Respect: What We Learn from Student Complaints .

This essay discusses the emotional labor of teaching and the ways writing programs can support that work.

Elizabeth Gardner, Patricia Calderwood, and Roben Toroysan. Dangerous Pedagogy

Using data primarily drawn from undergraduate psychology classes, we reflect upon what humane but "dangerous" pedagogy illustrates about our teaching and our students' learning.

Karen Surman Paley. Applying "Men and Women for Others" to Writing about Archeology.

This essay explores one archeology professor's pedagogy of caring during a summer field study of ...


Front Matter Jan 2007

Front Matter

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Editors' Message

Whitman writes in "Reconciliation":

For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead, I look where he lies, white-faced and still, in the coffin—I draw near, Bend down and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin.
In that act, in a gentle kiss that joins self and enemy, he reconciles and eases the pain of war's devastation.

For Whitman, reconciliation is the "Word over all, beautiful as the sky," the deed that washes the world clean of the carnage of conflict. Without the act of reconciliation—the bringing together ...


Writing For Reconciliation: A Musing, Bell Hooks Jan 2007

Writing For Reconciliation: A Musing, Bell Hooks

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This musing grew out of the AEPL Summer Conference in Berea, Kentucky, June 2006, at which bell hooks was the keynote speaker.


Applying “Men And Women For Others” To Writing About Archeology, Karen Surman Paley Jan 2007

Applying “Men And Women For Others” To Writing About Archeology, Karen Surman Paley

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay explores one archeology professor's pedagogy of caring during a summer field study of a former state school and orphanage.


Reading Othello In Kentucky, Elizabeth Oakes, Heather Adkins, Maggie Brown, Carrie Carman, Gary Crump, Cle'shea Crain, Amanda Hayes, Tara Koger, Mike Sobiech, Chuck Williamson Jan 2007

Reading Othello In Kentucky, Elizabeth Oakes, Heather Adkins, Maggie Brown, Carrie Carman, Gary Crump, Cle'shea Crain, Amanda Hayes, Tara Koger, Mike Sobiech, Chuck Williamson

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Members of a graduate Shakespeare class at Western Kentucky University discuss Otherness in the context of Othello and national perceptions of Kentucky.


The “Not Trying” Of Writing, Rachel Forrester Jan 2007

The “Not Trying” Of Writing, Rachel Forrester

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

A very spiritual "not trying," or non-work, is at the heart of composition.


Connecting, Helen Walker, Steven Degeorge, Johanna Rodgers, Jeremiah Conway Jan 2007

Connecting, Helen Walker, Steven Degeorge, Johanna Rodgers, Jeremiah Conway

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Helen Walker. Connecting.

Steven DeGeorge —The Things They Bring to School .

Johanna Rodgers —Translating Authority

Jeremiah Conway —Emily's Cave


Back Matter Jan 2007

Back Matter

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No abstract provided.