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Crossing The Educational Rubicon Without The Tah: Collaboration Among University And Secondary-Level History Educators, Gordon Andrews, Wilson J. Warren, Sarah Drake Brown Feb 2013

Crossing The Educational Rubicon Without The Tah: Collaboration Among University And Secondary-Level History Educators, Gordon Andrews, Wilson J. Warren, Sarah Drake Brown

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In April 2011, Congress slashed funding for a majority of programs tied to education. Several programs related to professional development for teachers did not survive. While cut severely—from $119 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to $46 million (a loss of $73 million or 61% of its funding)—Teaching American History (TAH) grants lived, albeit by their fingertips, another day. Yet, given the economic challenges the United States faces and what appear to be prevailing attitudes in regard to social services and teacher development, it has become clear that history educators cannot rely on federal funding to support efforts to ...


Academic Writing At The Graduate Level: Improving The Curriculum Through Faculty Collaboration, Mary A. Bair, Cynthia E. Mader Jan 2013

Academic Writing At The Graduate Level: Improving The Curriculum Through Faculty Collaboration, Mary A. Bair, Cynthia E. Mader

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This article describes a collaborative self-study undertaken to identify the source of academic writing difficulties among graduate students and find ways to address them. Ten faculty members in a college of education came together to define the problem and to analyze data gleaned from faculty and student surveys, course documents, course assignments, and course assessments. We found discrepancies between faculty and student perceptions about graduate preparation for academic writing and between the espoused and enacted curriculum. Both faculty and students identified problems associated with synthesizing theory and research. We discuss the need for teacher-scholars in today's educational environment, the ...


Demystifying Research: What’S Necessary And Why Administrators Need To Understand It, Mary Antony Bair, Ernestine K. Enomoto Jan 2013

Demystifying Research: What’S Necessary And Why Administrators Need To Understand It, Mary Antony Bair, Ernestine K. Enomoto

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Despite the need to adopt evidence-based school reform practices, administrators are often stymied by the proliferation of instructional strategies not supported by research data. In this article, misconceptions about research terms are clarified, and sources for reliable studies are suggested. We offer practical guidelines for determining whether findings are credible and relevant for a particular context. By demystifying research, it is hoped school administrators will be encouraged to be critical consumers of research studies when making administrative decisions.