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Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Sep 2015

Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Kathryn A. Kinnucan-Welsch

No abstract provided.


Shared Commitment, Differing Visions: Diversity And The Challenges Of Taking Affirmative Action In Faculty Hiring, David Shutkin, Jason Earle, Thomas Kelly Jul 2013

Shared Commitment, Differing Visions: Diversity And The Challenges Of Taking Affirmative Action In Faculty Hiring, David Shutkin, Jason Earle, Thomas Kelly

Thomas E. Kelly

No abstract provided.


It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In the four years since our first book on teaching, we have noticed both on our campus and around the country a new emphasis on the instructor as teacher (vs. scholar). We have read books on the subject, attended the prestigious Lilly Conference, helped establish a Teaching & Learning Center on our campus (Hal served as its first director), and written for new journals focusing on pedagogy. It Works For Me, Too! is our contribution to the Renaissance in College Pedagogy, our attempt to fuel this brightening interest in effective teaching. Like its predecessor, this book is a compilation of tips from workers in the collegiate trenches, but this time our contributors (some volunteers, some drafted) reflect the national interest in this subject and come from all around the country. We begin with a few theoretical approaches, but the major focus of IWFMT (not exactly a memorable acronym) is that average day in the classroom and what momentary magic some instructor has injected into the mix to make the experience much more than average. Sometimes the advice is general, but usually it’s specific. While the advisor may be in a different discipline than you, we have every confidence that you will be able to use this information in your area. After all, most of us weren’t born good teachers ®¢ we made ourselves that. During an observation last fall, Charlie watched as an instructor had her students reproduce exactly what Keats described on that famed Grecian urn. He went immediately into his Am Lit I class and had his students draw up the floor plan for the turret in which Lady Rowena is suddenly transformed into the lost love Ligeia. Only when his class could actually picture that pentagonal structure could they begin to see what magic might have transpired that fateful night. The best tips aren’t only shared; they are borrowed, reshaped, and adapted to one’s own philosophy, and, as John D. MacDonald once said about good writing making more good readers, that reworking makes us all much better teachers. So, read and adapt. Show Less


Evaluating The Work Of Teachers In Australian Schools : Vision And Reality, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Rod Chadbourne Apr 2010

Evaluating The Work Of Teachers In Australian Schools : Vision And Reality, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Lawrence Ingvarson, Rod Chadbourne

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Given the importance of effective teacher evaluation to successful teaching and learning, it is surprising that many of the research findings in this area are being ignored. Discredited procedures continue to survive and are even born again within reinvented systems of bureaucratic and managerial control This paper argues for an approach to teacher evaluation that reflects the findings of contemporary research. It falls into three parts. The first part reviews the relevant literature and distills some features and principles that underpin successful policy and practice. The second part describes a case study that was part of a research project, begun ...


Association Between Intended And Attained Algebra Curriculum In Timss 1998/1999 For Ten Countries, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit Nov 2002

Association Between Intended And Attained Algebra Curriculum In Timss 1998/1999 For Ten Countries, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit

Dr Alla Routitsky

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study- Repeat 1998/1999 (TIMSS) assessed the mathematics and science achievement of students in their second year of high school. In addition to achievement tests, extensive information was collected from students and teachers. Of the 38 countries that took part, the overall results in mathematics of eleven countries, including Australia were not statistically different. Following the TIMSS research model, this article examines the association between three levels of curriculum, the intended curriculum, the implemented and the attained curriculum. In particular, this paper compares the achievement in four algebra topics for those students whose teachers ...


Preservice Preparation For The Urban Context, William Sharpton, Renee Casbergue, Kyle Scafide Nov 2002

Preservice Preparation For The Urban Context, William Sharpton, Renee Casbergue, Kyle Scafide

Kyle Scafide

Describes decision points facing teacher education programs with an urban focus. Provides examples of strategies resulting from each decision point from the perspectives of researchers involved in an effort to redesign an urban teacher education program at the University of New Orleans. (SLD)


The Influence Of It : Perspectives From Five Australian Schools, John Ainley, D Banks, M Fleming Nov 2002

The Influence Of It : Perspectives From Five Australian Schools, John Ainley, D Banks, M Fleming

Dr John Ainley

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are now widespread in Australian schools but with variation in how, where, when and how much they are used. Computers may be located in a computer laboratory, distributed throughout the school, or students may use their own laptop computers. IT may be a subject in its own right or ICT may be used across all areas of the curriculum. It is how ICT is used in the school setting that is important in providing students with the skills to be participate in a 'knowledge society'. This paper examines the ways in which information and communication ...


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Iii, Stephen Nelson Oct 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Iii, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

One thing which presidents are supposed to do, to know and understand, and, most importantly, to be able to communicate to various publics and constituencies both within and beyond the gates is the true, lasting values, and importance of education. Shortly after the September 11th attacks, Roseann Runte, President of Old Dominion University, reflected on these important considerations for educators, now in the "new" context of the sensitivities and vulnerabilities, but also urgencies created by the unprecedented attacks by enemies on American soil.


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Ii, Stephen Nelson Sep 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values: Part Ii, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

Beyond these demands on their personal lives and those of their partners and families of presidents are the larger, and in many ways more difficult, relentless passages which must be navigated in the life of institutions and in the office of the president. These are the points of intersection, to name just a few of the forces, between and among leadership dynamics, the organizational culture of the college, its institutional saga, its diverse and often competing constituencies, and its stated and unstated mission and purpose. Here the very real politics and the necessary use of human capital takes place. Frank ...


Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values, Stephen Nelson Aug 2002

Internal Journeys Of College Presidents: Diary Reflections About Leadership And Values, Stephen Nelson

Stephen J. Nelson

The ideas and thoughts of college and university presidents are most frequently and primarily known through their public roles and rhetoric. Over the past few years nearly three dozen college and university presidents have written diaries for public view as part of the Journal of College and Character. These presidential reflections provide a unique and rare opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes view of the contemporary presidency, and of the leadership and values of presidents. This article is based on research of the words and impressions of these presidents in these public diaries. Using the perspectives revealed by the presidents, the ...


Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson Aug 2002

Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson

Kyle Scafide

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics, The Growth of Faculty Diversity as an Ideal, and Barriers in the Academic Workplace. Race, ethnicity, and gender are the most common characteristics that institutions observe in order to measure faculty diversity. An even broader approach to faculty diversity involves age, socioeconomic background, national origin, sexual orientation, and diverse learning styles and opinions. Until the latter part of the twentieth century, the professoriate in the western world was composed almost exclusively of privileged, heterosexual males of Caucasian descent. Higher education institutions are generally concerned with ...


On Decreasing Gender Differences And Attitudinal Changes: Factors Influencing Australian And English Pupils' Choice Of A Career In Science, Linda Miller, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte Mar 2002

On Decreasing Gender Differences And Attitudinal Changes: Factors Influencing Australian And English Pupils' Choice Of A Career In Science, Linda Miller, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte

Dr Petra Lietz

Encouraging the entry of women into science-related careers remains problematic in the UK and Australia. Although recent initiatives have resulted in increased participation of girls in science-related subjects in schools, there remains a significant gender divide in entry to scientific programmes of study at post-compulsory and university levels. In this study, datasets for 13-year-old pupils in Australia and England taken from the Third International Maths and Science Survey (TIMSS) were used to derive path models that identify factors influencing the extent to which science-related careers were viewed as desirable by Australian and English pupils. Results indicated that, in both countries ...


Student Absence In South Australian Schools., Sheldon Rothman Mar 2002

Student Absence In South Australian Schools., Sheldon Rothman

Dr Sheldon Rothman

Students who are frequently absent from school ('non-attenders') are considered to be 'at risk'. State education departments have recently begun to improve their collection of student absence data, often to contribute to the development of performance standards for schools. This paper presents a summary of data from the Term 2 collection in South Australian government schools in 1997 and 1999. the data were combined with student information, which allowed examination and comparison of attendance patterns for different groups of students. The author provides details about which students were absent in those years, the frequency of students' absences, which students had ...


Toward A "Formula For Success"--Using Oral Histories To Help Students Succeed When Everything Seems To Be Working Against Them, Michelle Navarre Cleary Feb 2002

Toward A "Formula For Success"--Using Oral Histories To Help Students Succeed When Everything Seems To Be Working Against Them, Michelle Navarre Cleary

Michelle Navarre Cleary

Many of the students at Olive-Harvey College, a community college on Chicago's south side, are struggling to balance their education with low income, service sector jobs and family needs while living in communities plagued by drugs and violence. The question is how teachers can help these students to attain their educational goals, despite their life crises. To find the answer, one instructor turned to the students who had successfully completed her English 102 capstone writing course the previous fall--students who are the exception and not the rule. She interviewed 13 out of 20 students in the class and found ...


Bridging The Gap Between The 'Haves' And The 'Have Nots' : Report Of The National Education And Employment Forum (Neef), A Feeney, D Feeney, M Norton, Robert Simons, D Wyatt, G Zappala Dec 2001

Bridging The Gap Between The 'Haves' And The 'Have Nots' : Report Of The National Education And Employment Forum (Neef), A Feeney, D Feeney, M Norton, Robert Simons, D Wyatt, G Zappala

Dr Robert Simons

This report addresses key issues of concern across the country about those Australians who continue to experience disadvantage in a variety of ways. It reaffirms the role of education as a major contributor to the transformation of Australian society, and as a passport to employment and fuller participation in that society.


Using Role Plays In The Personal Selling Class: Some Suggestions, Daniel Mcquiston Dec 2001

Using Role Plays In The Personal Selling Class: Some Suggestions, Daniel Mcquiston

Daniel H. McQuiston

Note: full-text not available due to publisher restrictions. Link takes you to an external site where you can purchase the book or borrow it from a local library.


Protocol Evidence On Thought Experiments Used By Experts, John Clement, M. Steinberg Dec 2001

Protocol Evidence On Thought Experiments Used By Experts, John Clement, M. Steinberg

John J. Clement

No abstract provided.


Peer Relationships As Support For Children With Disabilities: An Analysis Of Mothers' Goals And Indicators For Friendship, John Rausch, Sheri Overton Dec 2001

Peer Relationships As Support For Children With Disabilities: An Analysis Of Mothers' Goals And Indicators For Friendship, John Rausch, Sheri Overton

John L. Rausch

Presents a study that determined what mothers of children with disabilities considered important social goals and valid measures of success for their children concerning friendship development. Different degrees of peer relationships; Discussion of the grounded theory method; Indicators of attainment of friendship goals.


Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid Dec 2001

Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid

Catherine A. Rosemary

With more children spending the greater part of their waking hours in preschool settings today than they did years ago, teachers play an even more critical role in providing daily literacy experiences that many children of earlier generations received at home. The article focuses on the critical role that preschool teachers play in supporting children's early literacy development and presents an instructional framework to help guide early literacy teaching. The framework is based on Vygotsky's learning theory, which emphasizes the nature and importance of social interactions in instruction, particularly between adult and child. We present activity‐embedded assessments ...


Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos Dec 2001

Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos

Catherine A. Rosemary

A study examined literacy conversations between adults and children in child care settings. Participants were the teacher and teaching assistant of children aged four and five years at each of three child care centers in Ohio. Results showed that the adults in the three centers talked about reading and writing to a moderate degree compared to the total amount of talk with children and that the incidence of the adults' literacy talk, apart from book talk, was spontaneous and intermittent and in some respects rare; that strikingly similar discourse features in the adults' talk were evident at the three centers ...


Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith Dec 2001

Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith

Dr Ling Tan

A number of parameters must be specified for a data-mining algorithm. Default values of these parameters are given and generally accepted as ‘good’ estimates for any data set. However, data mining models are known to be data dependent, and so are for their parameters. Default values may be good estimates, but they are often not the best parameter values for a particular data set. A tuned set of parameter values is able to produce a data-mining model of better classification and higher prediction accuracy. However parameter search is known to be expensive. This paper investigates GA-based heuristic techniques in a ...


The Dilemma Of Diversity, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps Dec 2001

The Dilemma Of Diversity, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps

Theron N Ford

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Educational Needs Of Boys, Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Martin Mills, Mark Bahr Dec 2001

Addressing The Educational Needs Of Boys, Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Martin Mills, Mark Bahr

Mark Bahr

Informed by a literature review, this report, based on case studies of schools and survey data, has provided an analysis of the work of research in addressing the educational needs of boys. The report examined how systemic factors affect the educational performance and outcomes of boys and how these can be addressed in the school context. These systemic factors included family, school and community environments, peer culture, student-teacher relationships, and teacher classroom practices. The authors sought to understand how these variables affect the educational experiences and achievement of boys and girls from different socio-economic status backgrounds and to determine which ...


Library Instruction And Graduate Professional Development: Exploring The Effect Of Learning Environments On Self-Efficacy And Learning Outcomes, Penny Beile, David Boote Dec 2001

Library Instruction And Graduate Professional Development: Exploring The Effect Of Learning Environments On Self-Efficacy And Learning Outcomes, Penny Beile, David Boote

Penny Beile

Few teachers use scholarly literature to improve their professional practice because they do not perceive the connection between research and practice (Kennedy, 1997). Although Kennedy does not suggest why this is occurring, other studies have indicated that students lack the requisite skills to access and retrieve information effectively (Fox & Weston, 1993; Greer, Weston, & Alm, 1991; Maughan, 2001). As a minimum, graduate education should improve teachers' ability and self-efficacy in library research.

In addition, extensive changes in library information systems, combined with a proliferation of field-based courses, have further confounded students' ability to access information effectively. Although many libraries are creating ...


Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila Dec 2001

Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila

Catherine A. Rosemary

This paper focuses on the daily work of child care center directors in Finland and the USA as it affords leadership potential. Researchers in both countries collected data through observations of directors’ work and shared the data. Each researcher applied their respective method of analysis to both sets of data. The Finnish researcher used frame analysis and the USA researcher used activity setting analysis. Drawing on their preliminary findings, the researchers discuss cross-cultural perspectives on leadership in early childhood and methodological issues in conducting crosscultural research.


Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Dec 2001

Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Catherine A. Rosemary

No abstract provided.


Why The National Reading Panel's Recommendations Are Not Enough, Sara Dolezal, Alysia Roehrig, Katherine Hilden Dec 2001

Why The National Reading Panel's Recommendations Are Not Enough, Sara Dolezal, Alysia Roehrig, Katherine Hilden

Annie M. Moses

No abstract provided.


A Rationale For Multiculturalism And Diversity In Collegiate Education: How The Debate Is Framed And Why It Continues To Be Controversial, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps Dec 2001

A Rationale For Multiculturalism And Diversity In Collegiate Education: How The Debate Is Framed And Why It Continues To Be Controversial, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps

Theron N Ford

No abstract provided.


The Certificates In Science For Adults : Working Towards Scientific Literacy., Dave Tout Dec 2001

The Certificates In Science For Adults : Working Towards Scientific Literacy., Dave Tout

David (Dave) Tout

The Certificates in Science for Adults are a new set of further education certificates at AQF levels I, II, and III. They are designed for adults who left school early and/or who did not pursue science at school and who now want to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills in science.


Retroviral Delivery Of Connexin Genes To Human Breast Tumor Cells Inhibits In Vivo Tumor Growth By A Mechanism That Is Independent Of Significant Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication, H. Qin, Q. Shao, H. Curtis, J. Galipeau, Daniel Belliveau, T. Wang, M. Alaoui-Jamali, D. Laird Dec 2001

Retroviral Delivery Of Connexin Genes To Human Breast Tumor Cells Inhibits In Vivo Tumor Growth By A Mechanism That Is Independent Of Significant Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication, H. Qin, Q. Shao, H. Curtis, J. Galipeau, Daniel Belliveau, T. Wang, M. Alaoui-Jamali, D. Laird

Daniel J. Belliveau

The mechanism by which gap junction proteins, connexins, act as potent tumor suppressors remains poorly understood. In this study human breast tumor cells were found to exhibit diverse gap junction phenotypes including (a) undetectable Cx43 and no intercellular communication (HBL100); (b) low levels of Cx43 and sparse intercellular communication (MDA-MB-231); and (c) significant levels of Cx43 and moderate intercellular communication (Hs578T). Although retroviral delivery of Cx43 and Cx26 cDNAs to MDA-MB-231 cells did not achieve an expected substantial rescue of intercellular communication, overexpression of connexin genes did result in a dramatic suppression of tumor growth when connexin-expressing MDA-MB-231 cells were ...