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The Role Of The University Of Hawaii Laboratory School In An Nsf Gk-12 Training Grant, Erin Baumgartner, Kanesa Duncan, Donald B. Young Oct 2011

The Role Of The University Of Hawaii Laboratory School In An Nsf Gk-12 Training Grant, Erin Baumgartner, Kanesa Duncan, Donald B. Young

NALS Journal

Research and training are important roles of laboratory schools. Whereas traditional laboratory schools have primarily served in the training of education and psychology students, the University Laboratory School (ULS) at the University of Hawaii-Manoa has been a partner in a National Science Foundation training grant that targets building teaching and communication skills of science graduate students. The training component of the grant is augmented by demonstration and practice in the “safe” environment of ULS. Further, the flexibility provided by the school’s research mission has allowed graduate students to develop and test pilot projects for export to other schools with ...


Improving Learning Disabled Student Performance Using A Web Based Training Module, Nadine Barnes, Rhoda Levine Oct 2011

Improving Learning Disabled Student Performance Using A Web Based Training Module, Nadine Barnes, Rhoda Levine

NALS Journal

This project sought to determine an improved method for providing basic information about learning differences to a variety of learners. A web based format was chosen because it would allow for flexibility of information delivery. This flexibility would greatly benefit the working professionals, parents, and graduate students who need access to the information. Further, by using a web based venue, access to the information would also be provided to professionals and others in underserved areas of the country.


Collaborative Partnerships To Achieve Equity, Jeremy Winters, Craig Rice, Cindy Cliche Oct 2011

Collaborative Partnerships To Achieve Equity, Jeremy Winters, Craig Rice, Cindy Cliche

NALS Journal

The collaborative partnership between most campus laboratory schools and their university or college department of education differs from campus to campus. The dual purpose of this partnership is to provide an education to school aged children as well as to provide college education majors an opportunity to observe and teach in a laboratory environment. The focus on inclusion and providing a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities is an additional benefit for all of the students. In order for the partnership to be most effective, conversations must occur between general and special education ...


On The Essence Of Education, Alexander M. Sidorkin Aug 2011

On The Essence Of Education, Alexander M. Sidorkin

Faculty Publications

This is a contribution to the project of redefining the educational theory as a discipline, not merely as a field for application of other disciplines. If educational theory is a discipline, it should provide a unique lens to view the entire social world. Educational theory would then not only contemplate the world of schooling, or even the expanded world of educational experiences outside of schools. It would also offer an insight on the educational aspects of the economy, of politics, of communication, of culture, etc. Zooming out away from schooling allows zooming in on education


The Relation Between Speech And Reading, Erin St. Jacques May 2011

The Relation Between Speech And Reading, Erin St. Jacques

Honors Projects Overview

An analysis is made of the connection between speech and reading, and language and reading, and how both are related to a Speech-Language Pathologist's job in a school setting, working with struggling readers. Research about the process of learning how to read and how and SLP can be brought in at different stages is examined. This research paper looks at how a child learns to read; programs were executed involving young readers with reading disabilities. It also examines the different stages of learning to read and how an SLP can try to hep. The tactics were examined more closely ...


Doing Science Their Way, Carol M. Giuriceo Apr 2011

Doing Science Their Way, Carol M. Giuriceo

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

From the perspective of social cultural anthropology employing the field research techniques of ethnography this study focuses on the experiences and perspectives of sixth grade girls in a moderately-sized East Coast city as they construct meaning through active engagement i a science classroom. The study analyzes the ways in which girls change roles and incorporate social interaction during science activities to create their own unique engagement in science.


Analysis Of 45 Nahua/Mexica/Aztec Children's Books, Yaocihuatzin Apr 2011

Analysis Of 45 Nahua/Mexica/Aztec Children's Books, Yaocihuatzin

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Given the legacy of 500 years of colonization and miseducation of Indigenous peoples, how can Nahua/Mexica/Aztec children's books be decolonized and made appropriate to the twenty first century?


International Teaching Assistants And The Essence Of The Development Of Intercultural Competence, Mary Jo Fletcher Larocco Apr 2011

International Teaching Assistants And The Essence Of The Development Of Intercultural Competence, Mary Jo Fletcher Larocco

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Intercultural competence is an essential, but understudied, aspect of communication for successful interactions between international teaching assistants (ITAs) and undergraduate students. This qualitative study employs transcendental phenomenology (Moustakas, 1994) to describe the essence of the development of intercultural competence from the lived experiences of Chinese ITAs studying at a mid-size university in the northeast. The result is a composite textural-structural description of intercultural competence.


A Tale Of Two City Schools, Jill A. Proulx Apr 2011

A Tale Of Two City Schools, Jill A. Proulx

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The study examined how leaders in both schools define successful reform, perceive high-stakes testing, perceive a need to raise student achievement, and implement reforms in response to high-stakes testing. The study combined qualitative interview data and survey methodology to examine differing perceptions and to identify the factors most strongly associated with different levels of reform success.


Apartheid Transition: Assessing A Black Township Education In South Africa's Disparate Social System, Adrienne Gerard Apr 2011

Apartheid Transition: Assessing A Black Township Education In South Africa's Disparate Social System, Adrienne Gerard

Honors Projects Overview

An analysis of township education in South Africa and why outcomes are still so poor despite varied attempts y the post-Apartheid government to elevate these previously disadvantaged schools to the level of the country's primarily white schools. This paper looks into financial reason as well as policies, teacher qualification and domestic culture.


The Effect Of Positive Behavioral Intervention And Supports (Pbts) On Elementary School Student Academic Performance And Behaviors, Michelle Leblanc Apr 2011

The Effect Of Positive Behavioral Intervention And Supports (Pbts) On Elementary School Student Academic Performance And Behaviors, Michelle Leblanc

Honors Projects Overview

No abstract provided.


Teaching Statistics To Elementary Children: Using A Problem-Solving Approach To Enhance Learning, Kayla Lee Botelho Apr 2011

Teaching Statistics To Elementary Children: Using A Problem-Solving Approach To Enhance Learning, Kayla Lee Botelho

Honors Projects Overview

When teaching statistics (or data analysis) to elementary children, it is beneficial to use a problem-solving approach that incorporates meaningful tasks to enhance the students' learning. This was determined through a careful review of literature, observations of elementary teachers, and the creation and instruction of data analysis unit. The unit required the students to collect data on heights, organize the data in charts, and display the data in line plots. In addition, the students analyzed the data to recalculate the average and other measures of central tendency and to answer questions that arose through the implementation of the lessons. In ...


The Female Singing Voice, Shirley Guerreiro Feb 2011

The Female Singing Voice, Shirley Guerreiro

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

A study of perceived changes that may occur to the voice within the menstrual cycle The study examines factors that may affect women's voices and examines if there is a change occurring in the female singing voice during the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle. Journals and questionnaires of premenstrual vocal and physiological symptoms of seven female voice students were used during two menstrual cycles. Vocal Teacher journals were also used to see if relationships could be found. The median score for various variables were calculated to produce graphs for visual comparison looking for relationships between days of the ...


Identity Crisis: External Coaches Struggle To Clarify Roles And Maintain Focus On Student Learning, Julie Horwitz, Linda Hoy, Janice Bradley Feb 2011

Identity Crisis: External Coaches Struggle To Clarify Roles And Maintain Focus On Student Learning, Julie Horwitz, Linda Hoy, Janice Bradley

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Theoretical Frames And Teaching Styles Of Physical Therapy Faculty Who Lead International Service-Learning Experiences, Jennifer G. Audette Jan 2011

Theoretical Frames And Teaching Styles Of Physical Therapy Faculty Who Lead International Service-Learning Experiences, Jennifer G. Audette

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The study used survey data to examine the teaching styles and theoretical frames of physical therapy faculty from across the US. The teaching styles and theoretical frames of faculty who take students internationally and those who don't were compared.


Urban Early Adolescent Narratives On Sexuality, Linda Charmaraman, Corinne Mckamey Jan 2011

Urban Early Adolescent Narratives On Sexuality, Linda Charmaraman, Corinne Mckamey

Faculty Publications

In this paper, we examine the ways that early adolescents talked, interacted, and made references to events in their individual and collective lives during photography-based focus groups about sexuality and relationships. Twenty-three participants (10 boys and 13 girls) were recruited from three urban schools participating in a comprehensive sex education impact evaluation in the Northeast. We analyzed conversational narratives that were elicited in a group process while sharing photos of important people, contexts, and situations, showcasing participants' exploration of sexuality and relationships. Our analysis revealed four main themes: (a) Direct and indirect family communication about sexuality, (b) Accidental and intentional ...