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Multigenre Report Writing: The Final Ride, Heidi Call, Nancy G. Mack Nov 2005

Multigenre Report Writing: The Final Ride, Heidi Call, Nancy G. Mack

Nancy Mack

Images and captions from a multi-genre report called the Final Ride about the final ride of the Swingline Trolley service to Cincinnati.


Assessing The Readiness And Training Needs Of Non-Urban Physicians In Public Health Emergency And Response, Chiehwen Ed Hsu Oct 2005

Assessing The Readiness And Training Needs Of Non-Urban Physicians In Public Health Emergency And Response, Chiehwen Ed Hsu

Chiehwen Ed Hsu

No abstract provided.


A Student Like Me, Bonnie Irwin Sep 2005

A Student Like Me, Bonnie Irwin

Bonnie Irwin

No abstract provided.


Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2005

Levels Of Consciousness, Archetypal Energies, And Earth Lessons: An Emerging Worldview, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Worldviews emerge from our individual and collective Levels of Consciousness at given points in time and space and from what we come to “believe” is possible or not. In my own experience, my research on Consciousness, and my study of various cultures, societies, and Consciousness literature, I have identified at least seven Levels of Consciousness, twenty-five Archetypal Energies, and various Earth Lessons, which we seem to commonly experience as human beings, in our own unique personal, societal, and global life spaces.


Keep An Eye On Northern, Richard E. Day Sep 2005

Keep An Eye On Northern, Richard E. Day

Richard E. Day

Will Fayette County schools Superintendent Stu Silberman achieve his goal to make the academy one of the highest-achieving schools in the state without changing its demographics? In January, Silberman told parents that much of their children's low-test-score problem could be attributed to the principals and their ability to motivate their staffs. He said principals -- one at a high-scoring school and one at a low-scoring school -- could be switched, and that the scores would flip-flop in two years. He subsequently selected Principal Peggy Petrilli to lead the new academy.


Spirituality Among A Predominately African American College Student Population, Dixie L. Dennis, Terence Hicks, Priya Banerjee, Brent G. Dennis Jul 2005

Spirituality Among A Predominately African American College Student Population, Dixie L. Dennis, Terence Hicks, Priya Banerjee, Brent G. Dennis

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of spirituality among 430 predominately African American undergraduate students who completed the 48-item Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R). T-tests revealed that these students had a higher spirituality score than their predominately White counterparts who recently completed the LAP-R. Unlike the White students, no significant gender differences were found among specific spiritual indices. If these students use their moderately high degree of spirituality to influence health-related behaviors, the high rates of morbidity and mortality common among African American adults may lessen.


Major Elements Of Re-Orienting A Higher Education Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning: An Update, John A. Henschke Edd Jun 2005

Major Elements Of Re-Orienting A Higher Education Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning: An Update, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This paper focus on making a shift from a traditional higher education institution toward a focus on lifelong learning, including the following: Research on the background and experiences of various institutions in this regard, developing a policy statement on elements of this re-orientation as a product of a worldwide conference, and ultimately constructing "measurable performance indicators" for the seven elements - overacting frameworks, strategic partnership, and linkages research, teaching and learning, processes, administration policies and mechanism, decision support systems, and student support systems and services.


Twentieth Century Economics Of Child-Rearing In Japan, Michele Gibney May 2005

Twentieth Century Economics Of Child-Rearing In Japan, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In order to explain the falling Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Japan, it is necessary to look at the social factors affecting women and raising children in Japan. By examining historical factors surrounding women in Japan—their education, their presence in the workforce, and the cultural stigmas attached to their stereotypical representation—I will attempt to describe the deteriorating TFR in Japan as an economic problem with political and social repercussions. In conclusion I will also try to provide a prognosis and a recommendation for a solution.


Broadening The Spectrum Of Elements For Re-Orienting An Educational Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Apr 2005

Broadening The Spectrum Of Elements For Re-Orienting An Educational Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelong Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This session focuses on making a shift from a traditional institution toward a focus on lifelong learning, including the following: Background and experiences of various educational institution in this regard, developing a policy statement on elements of this re-orientation as a product of a worldwide conference, and ultimately constructing "measurable performance indicators" for the seven major elements. The elements are - overarching frameworks, strategic partnerships and linkages, research, teaching and learning processes, administration policies and mechanisms, decision support systems, and, student support systems and services.


Development And Validation Of The Information Literacy Assessment Scale For Education (Ilas-Ed), Penny Beile Mar 2005

Development And Validation Of The Information Literacy Assessment Scale For Education (Ilas-Ed), Penny Beile

Penny Beile

Few populations exist where it is more important to produce information literate individuals than teacher candidates, yet few would suggest that practitioners newly entering the field are adequately prepared to model and teach information literacy to their students. Consequently, information literacy has recently been established as a key outcome by a number of teacher education accrediting bodies and professional associations. Only in the last few years has there been an attempt to develop a standardized scale to assess general information literacy skills, and at the time of this writing no standardized tool exists that measures the information literacy levels of ...


Developmental Approaches For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum, Kimberly J. Sawtelle Mar 2005

Developmental Approaches For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum, Kimberly J. Sawtelle

Kimberly J. Sawtelle

One-day conference hosted by the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies to examine five developmental approaches to working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Methods discussed include: the Denver Model; DIR, Incidental Teaching, SCERTS, and TEACCH.

Brochure Layout and Design by Kimberly J. Sawtelle


Teaching Communication: Getting To The Heart Using Visuals As An Instructional Tool, John Fisher, Melody Hubbard Mar 2005

Teaching Communication: Getting To The Heart Using Visuals As An Instructional Tool, John Fisher, Melody Hubbard

Dr. John R. Fisher

Students become much more engaged in movies than in most other visual aids because they find them entertaining and see greater applications in their own lives. However, the instructor’s goal in showing films is more than to entertain or fill time; it is to assist in learning. By increasing student involvement, higher levels of learning can be achieved. This paper applies a taxonomy of engagement suggested by Rößling and Naps (2002) to the teaching of communication. By engaging students, beyond viewing, in responding, changing, constructing and presenting, greater learning outcomes can be achieved.


Major Elements Of Re-Orienting An Educational Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelone Learning, John A. Henschke Edd Mar 2005

Major Elements Of Re-Orienting An Educational Institution Toward A Focus On Lifelone Learning, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This paper focuses on making a shift from a traditional higher education institution toward a focus on lifelong learning, including the following: Research on the background and experiences of various institutions in this regard, developing a policy statement on elements of this re-orientation as a product of a worldwide conference, an ultimately constructing "measurable performance indicators" for the seven elements - overarching frameworks, strategic partnerships and linkages, research, teaching and learning processes, administration policies and mechanisms, decision support systems, and, student support systems and services.


Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel Mar 2005

Sex Selection & Pre Birth Elimination Of Girl Child, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act was enacted in 1994 as a result of pressure created by Forum Against Sex-determination and Sex –preselection. But it was not implemented. After another decade of campaigning by women’s rights organisations and public interest litigation filed by CEHAT, MASUM and Dr. Sabu George, The Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Act, 2002 received the assent of the President of India on 17-1-2003. The Act provides “for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception, and for regulation of pre-natal diagnostic techniques for the purposes of detecting genetic abnormalities or metabolic disorders ...


Got Milk? A Beer's Law Experiment, Gregory A. Dilisi, Lori A. Dilisi, Colleen M. Winters Feb 2005

Got Milk? A Beer's Law Experiment, Gregory A. Dilisi, Lori A. Dilisi, Colleen M. Winters

Gregory A. DiLisi

An experiment for testing the validity of Beer's law by measuring the amount of transmitted light that passes through different samples of milk is described. Milk samples are illuminated using a 5 mW diode laser operating at wavelengths of 660–680 nm, and the transmitted light is detected using a PASCO high-intensity light sensor. A plot of the values of transmitted light intensity against the fat concentration of the milk samples gives a reasonably linear graph for fat concentrations up to about 12 percent, above which Beer's law appears to break down.


Study Abroad, Global Knowledge And The Epistemic Communities Of Higher Education, Rebecca Hovey Feb 2005

Study Abroad, Global Knowledge And The Epistemic Communities Of Higher Education, Rebecca Hovey

Rebecca Hovey

International education and study abroad change the boundaries of who is included in the community of US higher education as more and more colleges and universities incorporate mission statements with aspirations of global citizenship. I argue that this changing frame of the community, moral purpose and appreciation of different worldviews has profound and significant implications for the academic and professional disciplines that constitute the academy. The impact of study abroad can be – and perhaps with a new generation of scholars will be – an epistemological shift within the disciplines to include both new modes of knowledge acquisition as well as new ...


Phases Of Web Based Curriculum Development, William H. Robertson Feb 2005

Phases Of Web Based Curriculum Development, William H. Robertson

William H. Robertson

The Phases of Curriculum Development may be useful in helping educators facilitate this process of integrating computer technology and the Internet into classroom instruction and curriculum design. The method described is a synthesis of a personal process of discovery, teaching, and learning that has come from practical experience with teachers and students. To effectively utilize this five-phased approach, the instructor must first identify the final goal, whether it is a curriculum product, Web site, oral presentation, or some other form of demonstration of learning. Also, the basic concepts that are to be covered must be identified first and matched to ...


Africa Is Not A Country: Teaching African Culture Through Picture Books, Dorothy Bowen Jan 2005

Africa Is Not A Country: Teaching African Culture Through Picture Books, Dorothy Bowen

Dorothy N. Bowen

When you hear a news report from Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, or South Africa, what comes to your mind? Is it a part of the world that interestsyou? Do you listen intently to what follows? Do you view Africa as one big country or are you aware of the many languages, 7 -F7 cultures, and countries that are there? Or do you just turnoff until the next news item comes up? up?


Indian Assoication Of Women's Studies Newsletter, 2005, Professor Vibhuti Patel Jan 2005

Indian Assoication Of Women's Studies Newsletter, 2005, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dear Friends, The preparations for the Goa Conference, May 2005 have gathered momentum as this special issue on Goa goes to press. We bring you details of the subthemes and plenaries of the conference and the names and addresses of the Goa contacts. The detailed brochures will soon be reaching members. This issue of the newsletter is guest edited by Pushpa Bhave and is meant to introduce IAWS members to some of the concerns of feminist activists and scholars in Goa. We are grateful to Sheila and Nishtha for contributing to this issue, despite being preoccupied with pre-conference work. Vibhuti ...


Development And Validation Of The Beile Test Of Information Literacy For Education (B-Tiled), Penny Beile Dec 2004

Development And Validation Of The Beile Test Of Information Literacy For Education (B-Tiled), Penny Beile

Penny Beile

Few constituencies exist where it is more important to produce informationliterate individuals than teacher candidates, yet rarely is it suggested that practitioners entering the field are adequately prepared to teach and model information literacy to their students. As a result, information literacy has been established as a key outcome by anumber of teacher education accrediting bodies and professional associations. Corollaryto this initiative is the effort to develop valid instruments that assess information literacy skills. Yet, at the time of this dissertation, no rigorously reviewed instruments wereuncovered that measure the information literacy skills levels of teacher candidates.The study describes the ...


The Mini Golf Project, Kathleen Strub-Richards Dec 2004

The Mini Golf Project, Kathleen Strub-Richards

Kathleen A Strub-Richards

The Mini Golf Project was a collaboration between the preschoolers and the teachers at a Reggio Inspired preschool in Massachusetts. In this long term project, 3-5 year olds, and their teachers, co-constructed a viable miniature golf course.


Supporting The Inclusion Of A Student With Asperger Syndrome: A Case Study Using Conjoint Behavioural Consultation And Self-Management, Lee Wilkinson Dec 2004

Supporting The Inclusion Of A Student With Asperger Syndrome: A Case Study Using Conjoint Behavioural Consultation And Self-Management, Lee Wilkinson

Lee A Wilkinson, PhD

Conjoint behavioural consultation (CBC) is an indirect form of service delivery that combines the resources of home and school to meet the academic, social and behavioural needs of children. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the utility of CBC as a service delivery model for supporting the inclusion of a student with Asperger syndrome in a mainstream setting. A case study methodology was employed to assess the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention (self-management) delivered in the context of the CBC model. Results indicated a significant increase in teacher ratings of behavioural control (on-task and compliant behaviour) from baseline ...


An Evaluation Of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation As A Model For Supporting Students With Emotional And Behavioral Difficulties In Mainstream Classrooms, Lee Wilkinson Dec 2004

An Evaluation Of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation As A Model For Supporting Students With Emotional And Behavioral Difficulties In Mainstream Classrooms, Lee Wilkinson

Lee A Wilkinson, PhD

Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) is an indirect form of service delivery in which parents and teachers collaborate to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate CBC as a method of providing behavioral support for two students with emotional and behavioral difficulties (EBD) in mainstream classrooms. A nonconcurrent multiple baseline across participants’ design and a follow-up phase were employed to assess an evidence-based intervention (self-management) delivered in the context of the CBC model. Results indicated a significant increase in teacher ratings of behavioral control from baseline to treatment. Positive treatment effects ...


Social Inequality, Social Mobility, & Education, Lorna Rivera Dec 2004

Social Inequality, Social Mobility, & Education, Lorna Rivera

Lorna Rivera

No abstract provided.


Testing A Diffusion Of Innovations In Education Model (Diem), Mark K. Warford Dec 2004

Testing A Diffusion Of Innovations In Education Model (Diem), Mark K. Warford

Mark K Warford

Following is a report on a questionnaire study based on the Diffusion of Innovations in Education Model (DIEM), which synthesizes research on educational innovations. The social system under study included foreign language teacher educators in eleven Southeastern states (N=83). Regional foreign language teacher educators were targeted for gathering data regarding the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines (1986), a language teaching innovation. In analyzing results, inferential statistics tested the weight of some of the DIEM’s predictions about the nature of educational change. In terms of the model’s predictions, state mandates appear to ...


Can Hopelessness And Adolescents’ Beliefs And Attitudes About Seeking Help Account For Help Negation?, Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2004

Can Hopelessness And Adolescents’ Beliefs And Attitudes About Seeking Help Account For Help Negation?, Coralie J. Wilson

Frank Deane

Avoidance of appropriate help is common in acutely suicidal samples and has been confirmed in nonclinical samples but factors that contribute to this help negation effect remain unclear. The current study is the second in series from the first author's larger PhD research program. In a sample of 269 nonclinical Australian high school students, the current study examines the impact of hopelessness, previous mental health care, beliefs, and attitudes toward professional psychological help on the help negation relationship. Results revealed that suicidal ideation significantly predicted lower help seeking intentions and that although hopelessness could not explain the help negation ...


Bridging The Research-To-Practice Gap In School-Based Consultation: An Example Using Case Studies, Lee A. Wilkinson Dec 2004

Bridging The Research-To-Practice Gap In School-Based Consultation: An Example Using Case Studies, Lee A. Wilkinson

Lee A Wilkinson, PhD

Scientific practices were applied through case studies to evaluate the utility of conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) as a method of providing support for 2 students with behavioral challenges in general education classrooms. A single-case design with a follow-up phase was employed to assess the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention (self-management) delivered in the context of the CBC model. Results indicated a significant increase in teacher ratings of behavioral control (on-task and compliant behavior) for both students. Positive treatment effects were maintained at a 4-week follow-up. Norm referenced measures produced statistically reliable and clinically meaningful changes in teachers' perceptions of behavior ...


Help Seeking For Mental Health Problems In Adolescence And Early Adulthood., Coralie J. Wilson Dec 2004

Help Seeking For Mental Health Problems In Adolescence And Early Adulthood., Coralie J. Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Adolescence and young adulthood are critical life stages for mental health, as this is the period when most mental health problems and mental disorders have their peak incidence. It is also a time of increased suicidal ideation and frequency of suicide attempts. Despite the importance of adolescence and young adulthood in the aetiology of mental disorders, there is evidence that young people may be poorly informed about mental health and are unlikely to consult a professional for their mental health problems. Help-seeking is a term used to refer to the behaviour of actively seeking help from other people ...


Transcript Analyses As A Tool To Understand Community College Student Academic Behaviors., Linda S. Hagedorn Dec 2004

Transcript Analyses As A Tool To Understand Community College Student Academic Behaviors., Linda S. Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Community colleges are truly an American invention that, despite many documented successes, remains controversial. There is a large body of research that criticizes these institutions citing non-successes (Dougherty, 1987, 1994; Brint & Karabel, 1989). Debates whirl not only about the overall outcomes of these institutions, but also about how to measure community college student progress and outcomes. This article specifically promotes the utilization of transcript analysis to document and understand the complex academic behaviors of community college students. Transcripts or the records of student activities that include enrollments, course drops, and grades are important, yet ignored documents that tell the stories ...


The Academic And Occupational Outcomes Of Private Residential High School Student Instruction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Hye Sun Moon, Shawn M. Kanaiaupuni, Katherine A. Tibbetts Dec 2004

The Academic And Occupational Outcomes Of Private Residential High School Student Instruction, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Hye Sun Moon, Shawn M. Kanaiaupuni, Katherine A. Tibbetts

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Using a population of graduates from a large high school with both residential and commuter students serving specifically students with Native Hawaiian ancestry, the study compares outcomes such as high school graduation, college attendance, college graduation, occupational status, and overall life happiness to determine the effects of residential status. Results indicated that the strongest variable that separated the college completers from the non-completers was receipt of college financial aid. Other important variables included Hawaiian culture, locus of control, family predominance of standard English, and beginning college at a community college