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Moral Turbulence And The Infusion Of Multimodal Character Education Strategies In American Elementary Schools, Mark A. Lamport, Ph.D., Kristi L. Cobb, M.A. Dec 2013

Moral Turbulence And The Infusion Of Multimodal Character Education Strategies In American Elementary Schools, Mark A. Lamport, Ph.D., Kristi L. Cobb, M.A.

Christian Perspectives in Education

Pockets of American society are marked by increase in violent crime with concurrent decline in moral character. This phenomenon is infiltrating the nation’s school system as evidenced by growing numbers of aggressive incidents in the classroom. As a result, there is an increasingly accepted need for effective character education programs in the schools as a means to help change the décolleté trajectory of the behavior of the nation’s school children. While more money and growing numbers of legislation have been put forth to support such an endeavor, research is still lacking as to what activities, skills, goals, and ...


Education Reform And The Political Safeguards Of Federalism, Elizabeth J. Sharma Nov 2013

Education Reform And The Political Safeguards Of Federalism, Elizabeth J. Sharma

The Bridge: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Legal & Social Policy

The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001 sparked widespread controversy over the federal government’s proper role in public education. Opponents criticized the legislation as an unprecedented federal intrusion on state and local governments’ policymaking authority. Whereas previous incarnations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) required local schools and districts to comply with detailed rules about how to spend categorical funds, federal moneys were never before made contingent on a rigorous testing and accountability regime. By requiring annual testing and tying federal funding to student outcomes, the new legislation signaled a shift in ...


Teaching Note: One In A Million: From Bridgewater State To The National Mall, Jodie Drapal Koretski Nov 2013

Teaching Note: One In A Million: From Bridgewater State To The National Mall, Jodie Drapal Koretski

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


The Curriculum For English Language Teacher Education In Australian And Vietnamese Universities, Minh Hue Nguyen Nov 2013

The Curriculum For English Language Teacher Education In Australian And Vietnamese Universities, Minh Hue Nguyen

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper examines the curricula for English language teacher education in two universities, one in Australia and the other in Vietnam. Specifically, it analyses the structures of the two curricula, compares and contrasts them, and examines how the development of the curricula was shaped by distinctive contextual factors. Sources of data include relevant literature, policy and curriculum documents, and interviews with curriculum developers from the two universities. Analysis of data revealed great variation across and within the two curricula in terms of structure and content. Findings also reveal specific contextual factors that influenced the development of the curricula. Although the ...


Citizenship Education In The Social Science Subjects: An Analysis Of The Teacher Education Curriculum For Secondary Schools, Aaron T. Sigauke Nov 2013

Citizenship Education In The Social Science Subjects: An Analysis Of The Teacher Education Curriculum For Secondary Schools, Aaron T. Sigauke

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Citizenship education is widely acknowledged as a necessary part of the school curriculum for various reasons. For young people, it is assumed that citizenship can best be learnt through the school curriculum. This means that teachers need to thoroughly understand what citizenship means and how to pass this knowledge on to students.

This paper examines the nature of civics and citizenship education offered in the social sciences teacher education program at a teacher education institution in Australia. It analyses ten social science subject syllabuses to find out how pre-service teachers are trained about teaching citizenship education in schools when they ...


Embracing A Productive Rhetorical Pragmatism: Teaching Writing As Democratic Deliberation, Jennifer Clifton Sep 2013

Embracing A Productive Rhetorical Pragmatism: Teaching Writing As Democratic Deliberation, Jennifer Clifton

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

Our current points of stasis in American politics make clear: we are facing a deep crisis of imagination in public life. Our (in)ability to imagine the interests and experiences of others limits not only how we understand domestic and global citizenship but also how we enact that citizenship with others. In talk and in practice, the inability to take seriously the interests and experiences of others leads Americans – in English Language Arts classrooms and in public life – to cast those who disagree as deeply flawed in character – unpatriotic, ungodly, lazy, irresponsible, or criminal.

In this article, I contend that ...


Challenging Problematic Dichotomies: Bridging The Gap Between Critical Pedagogy And Liberal Academic Approaches To Global Education, Michael W. O'Sullivan Dr., Harry Smaller Jun 2013

Challenging Problematic Dichotomies: Bridging The Gap Between Critical Pedagogy And Liberal Academic Approaches To Global Education, Michael W. O'Sullivan Dr., Harry Smaller

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

This empirical exploration examines two case studies involving secondary school students’ involvement in global education. The paper begins with brief discussions of three related concepts (global citizenship education, study abroad, and international service learning), followed by a description of the case studies and an analysis of our empirical findings. We conclude with some comment on the possible connections between our findings and the ongoing tensions between advocates of explicitly critical/transformative pedagogy, as compared to those favouring a liberal academic perspective – suggesting that, in some circumstances at least, there may be more similarities than differences in outcomes for individual students ...


A Medical Humanities Course: A Pertinent Pause On The Medical Beat, Kathleen Welch Jun 2013

A Medical Humanities Course: A Pertinent Pause On The Medical Beat, Kathleen Welch

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This article summarizes the findings of one ethnographic study and demonstrates that, by emphasizing self- reflection and discussion, an interdisciplinary literature and medicine course provides medical students a brief but important, time for retrospection.


The Play's The Thing: Embodying Moments Of Integration Live, On Stage, Patricia G. Sandoval, Jack J. Mino Jun 2013

The Play's The Thing: Embodying Moments Of Integration Live, On Stage, Patricia G. Sandoval, Jack J. Mino

Learning Communities Research and Practice

This study of an interdisciplinary learning community at Holyoke Community College, which combined adolescent psychology and theater, attempts to show that embodied learning is not only a valid means of knowledge production and integrative learning but can also function as a gateway to deeper integration of course material. The authors document instances of embodied learning with thick descriptions of student work derived from samples of student writing, presentations, seminaring, videotaped performances, and student self/peer assessments. While the findings reveal students were engaged in integrative learning of an embodied kind, the crucial intermediate steps such as improvisations and rehearsals that ...


Social And Emotional Learning Competencies And Cross-Thematic Curriculum Related Skills Of Greek Students: A Multifactorial And Triangulation Analysis., Olympia Tsolou, Vasileios Margaritis May 2013

Social And Emotional Learning Competencies And Cross-Thematic Curriculum Related Skills Of Greek Students: A Multifactorial And Triangulation Analysis., Olympia Tsolou, Vasileios Margaritis

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

The cross-thematic curriculum (CTC) for school education has recently been implemented so that the quality of the Greek educational system is improved. This study aimed at assessing social and emotional learning competencies and CTC-related skills of 541 Greek students aged 11–13. Data triangulation was also used for validating these findings, having 145 school teachers reporting their perceptions on students' skills. Both students and teachers reported moderate scores of all students' skills. Multivariate analysis revealed that gender remained a significant predictor for high scores of all students' skills, and that the higher the grade level of the students, the lower ...


Literacy Coaching Roles In Diverse Contexts Of Teaching And Learning: New Ways Of Working, Lisa J. Van Leent, Beryl Exley Apr 2013

Literacy Coaching Roles In Diverse Contexts Of Teaching And Learning: New Ways Of Working, Lisa J. Van Leent, Beryl Exley

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

As the demands placed on the literacy coach have evolved, so too have the roles of these educational providers who are often responsible for working with school teams to turn around student performance on standardized literacy tests. One literacy coach based in a Queensland primary school recounts her experiences via open-ended interview over a two year period. We offer a theorisation of the newways of working as a literacy coach in a context of teaching and learning marked by diversity.


“Voices From The Field” Overview, Call For Papers, And Section Introduction, Michael M. Grant Mar 2013

“Voices From The Field” Overview, Call For Papers, And Section Introduction, Michael M. Grant

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

No abstract provided.


Keeping Abreast With Liberal Arts And Science Through Steam, Tanya Rivas, Gregory Knotts Mar 2013

Keeping Abreast With Liberal Arts And Science Through Steam, Tanya Rivas, Gregory Knotts

The STEAM Journal

The integrated unit on breast cancer described here includes biological science and visual art standards and was targeted at high school juniors and seniors. The goal was to make a potentially controversial and taboo subject relatable through an art-science approach


Broad Vision: The Art & Science Of Looking, Heather Barnett, John R. A. Smith Mar 2013

Broad Vision: The Art & Science Of Looking, Heather Barnett, John R. A. Smith

The STEAM Journal

Undergraduate students and academic staff from diverse disciplines in the arts and sciences investigated questions of mediated vision through a year-long interdisciplinary research project at the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom. The Broad Vision project explored the perception and interpretation of microscopic worlds, and investigated the benefits and challenges of working across disciplinary divides in a university setting. This article describes the three-phase model for interdisciplinary learning and research developed through the project, providing a valuable case study for inquiry based art/science education.


New Curriculum Reform In China And Its Impact On Teachers, Linyuan Guo Jan 2013

New Curriculum Reform In China And Its Impact On Teachers, Linyuan Guo

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

China, the developing country with the largest and oldest public education system, is transforming its education system through a nation-wide curriculum reform. This large-scale curriculum change signifies China's complex and multi-dimensional processes and endeavors in empowering its educational system to meet the challenges and opportunities in the era of globalization. This paper reports on an interpretive case study with a particular interest in understanding the impact of the nation-wide curriculum reform on teachers in urban areas. Findings from this study present the complex dimensions of teachers’ lived experiences during this dramatic education change and shed new insights on the ...


Personal Financial Behavior: The Influence Of Quantitative Literacy And Material Values, Pete Nye, Cinnamon Hillyard Jan 2013

Personal Financial Behavior: The Influence Of Quantitative Literacy And Material Values, Pete Nye, Cinnamon Hillyard

Numeracy

Some consumers finance discretionary spending at extremely high interest rates. Many carry substantial balances on their credit cards at effective annual rates as high as 36 percent, and some pay annual rates on “pay day” loans as high as 400 percent. High interest debt can rapidly cascade into an overwhelming financial burden, threatening the consumer’s credit and long-term financial health.

This survey study investigates how quantitative literacy may promote forward-looking financial decisions, decisions that recognize the long-term consequences of current choices and may favor the future over the present. In addition, we examine the consumer’s confidence in their ...


Jaepl, Vol. 19, Winter 2013-2014, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters Jan 2013

Jaepl, Vol. 19, Winter 2013-2014, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Peter Elbow - Using Careless Speech for Careful, Well-Crafted Writing - Whatever Its Style

Keith Rhodes & Monica M. Robinson - Sheep in Wolves' Clothing: How Composition's Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism)

Bradley Smith - The Journey Metaphor's Entailments for Framing Learning

Sarah Hochstetler - A Teacher's Terminal Illness in the Secondary Classroom: The Effects of Disclosure

Anna O. Soter - It's (Not) Just a Figure of Speech: Rescuing a Metaphor

Amy L. Eva, Carrie A. Bemis, Marie F. Quist, & Bill Hollands - The Power of the Poetic Lens: Why Teachers Need to Read Poems Together

Ryan Crawford & Andreas ...


A Teacher’S Terminal Illness In The Secondary Classroom: The Effects Of Disclosure, Sarah Hochstetler Jan 2013

A Teacher’S Terminal Illness In The Secondary Classroom: The Effects Of Disclosure, Sarah Hochstetler

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

How does it affect learning when cancer becomes the prevailing metaphor through which students see their teacher?


Stillness In The Composition Classroom: Insight, Incubation, Improvisation, Flow, And Meditation, Ryan Crawford, Andreas Willhoff Jan 2013

Stillness In The Composition Classroom: Insight, Incubation, Improvisation, Flow, And Meditation, Ryan Crawford, Andreas Willhoff

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Studies of brain images provide scientific justification for encouraging meditation among young writers.


Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Karen Walker, Timothy Shea, Julie Nichols, Edward Sullivan Jan 2013

Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Karen Walker, Timothy Shea, Julie Nichols, Edward Sullivan

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Book Reviews

Judy Halden-Sullivan - Making the Familiar Unfamiliar

Karen Walker - Ritchhart, Ron, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. Making Thinking Visible. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Timothy Shea - Jobrack, Beverlee. Tyranny of the Textbook. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012.

Julie Nichols - FitzGerald, William. Spiritual Modalities: Prayer as Rhetoric and Performance. University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2012.

Edward Sullivan - Quesada, Donna. The Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers. NY: Skyhorse Publishing, 2011.


Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing: How Composition’S Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism), Keith Rhodes, Monica M. Robinson Jan 2013

Sheep In Wolves’ Clothing: How Composition’S Social Construction Reinstates Expressivist Solipsism (And Even Current-Traditional Conservatism), Keith Rhodes, Monica M. Robinson

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reframing the theory of social construction from Romantic/ Classic perspectives yields surprising insights about writing studies.


Learning And Teaching In Other Ways, Ilene Dawn Alexander Jan 2013

Learning And Teaching In Other Ways, Ilene Dawn Alexander

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

A teaching and learning consultant suggests that “oscillating narratives” are the means for helping unconventional students become critically aware.


Front Matter Jan 2013

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editor's message.


Thoughts On Teaching As A Practice Of Love, Sharon Marshall Jan 2013

Thoughts On Teaching As A Practice Of Love, Sharon Marshall

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Approaching classroom diversity from a Nichiren Buddhist perspective guides students toward a “value-creating education.”


Using Careless Speech For Careful, Well-Crafted Writing— Whatever Its Style, Peter Elbow Jan 2013

Using Careless Speech For Careful, Well-Crafted Writing— Whatever Its Style, Peter Elbow

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Bringing the resources of speech to writing enables writers to understand and attain written eloquence.


The Journey Metaphor’S Entailments For Framing Learning, Bradley Smith Jan 2013

The Journey Metaphor’S Entailments For Framing Learning, Bradley Smith

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Analysis of differing frames for learning to write shows that the journey metaphor best serves our efforts to convey how writing and learning are linked.


It’S (Not) Just A Figure Of Speech: Rescuing Metaphor, Anna O. Soter Jan 2013

It’S (Not) Just A Figure Of Speech: Rescuing Metaphor, Anna O. Soter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Look for ways that students can study metaphor in everyday language, rather than confine its study to poetry.


The Power Of The Poetic Lens: Why Teachers Need To Read Poems Together, Amy L. Eva, Carrie A. Bemis, Marie F. Quist, Bill Hollands Jan 2013

The Power Of The Poetic Lens: Why Teachers Need To Read Poems Together, Amy L. Eva, Carrie A. Bemis, Marie F. Quist, Bill Hollands

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Poetry reading circles can become the means for new (and experienced) teachers to reflect on their professional growth.


Fear Not The Trunchbull: How Teaching From A Humorous Outlook Supports Transformative Learning, Kathleen J. Cassity Jan 2013

Fear Not The Trunchbull: How Teaching From A Humorous Outlook Supports Transformative Learning, Kathleen J. Cassity

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Empirical and historical evidence suggest that humor is a key tool for discovering ways in which learning can become transformative.


Connecting, Helen Walker, Bob Randolph, Leigh Ann Chow, Andrea Saylor, Jill Moyer Sunday, Kattie Hogan, Matt Ittig, John Patrick Cleary Jan 2013

Connecting, Helen Walker, Bob Randolph, Leigh Ann Chow, Andrea Saylor, Jill Moyer Sunday, Kattie Hogan, Matt Ittig, John Patrick Cleary

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Connecting

Helen Walker - Gratitude

Bob Randolph - Poetry Teacher's Prayer

Leigh Ann Chow - What Teachers Carry

Andrea Saylor - A Brief History of Holy Writing

Jill Moyer Sunday - For My Students

Kattie Hogan & Matt Ittig - Lines on the Body: Confronting Personal Experiences through Poetry

John Patrick Cleary - New Teacher