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Perceived Impact Of Curriculum Management Audit Recommendations On Increased Student Achievement (Dissertation), Kelly Cross Apr 2005

Perceived Impact Of Curriculum Management Audit Recommendations On Increased Student Achievement (Dissertation), Kelly Cross

Kelly L. Cross

Curriculum management audits are an intensive investigation, or audit, of a school district's daily operations, including curriculum, policies, organizational structure, financial operations, and use of assessment data. Curriculum audits are conducted by a team of certified auditors composed of professional educators and administrators. Curriculum audit findings are used to generate recommendations, which are presented to the school district in an audit report. The audit recommendations provide the district with specific recommended actions that are intended to improve district operations and to improve student achievement. This research examined whether implementation of curriculum audit recommendations, as perceived by key administrators, influenced ...


Fix It And They Might Stay: School Facility Quality And Teacher Retention In Washington, D.C., Yi Shang, Jack Buckley, Marck Schneider Apr 2005

Fix It And They Might Stay: School Facility Quality And Teacher Retention In Washington, D.C., Yi Shang, Jack Buckley, Marck Schneider

Yi Shang

The attrition of both new and experienced teachers is a challenge for schools and school administrators throughout the United States, particularly in large urban districts. Because of the importance of this issue, there is a large empirical literature that investigates why teachers quit and how they might be induced to stay. Here we build upon this literature by suggesting another important factor in the teacher decision to stay or leave: the quality of school facilities. We investigate the importance of facility quality using data from a survey of K—12 public school teachers in Washington, D.C. We find in ...


A Different Approach To Teaching Multiculturalism: Pragmatism As A Pedagogy And Problem-Solving Tool, Sue Ellen Henry Apr 2005

A Different Approach To Teaching Multiculturalism: Pragmatism As A Pedagogy And Problem-Solving Tool, Sue Ellen Henry

Sue Ellen Henry

This article explores the moral imperative for teaching multiculturalism from a classically pragmatic point of view. Critique of the conventional race-based approach reveals several durable dichotomies that can serve to distinguish Students of Color from White Students in unproductive ways.


Dance Opportunities After University, Darrell Jones Apr 2005

Dance Opportunities After University, Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones

No abstract provided.


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.


Partnering For District-Based, Professional Licensure In Special Education, Tracy Baldrate, R. James, Robert Macmillan, J. Souza Apr 2005

Partnering For District-Based, Professional Licensure In Special Education, Tracy Baldrate, R. James, Robert Macmillan, J. Souza

Robert C. MacMillan

No abstract provided.


Mathematics Self-Efficacy And Student Expectations. Results From Pisa 2003., Wolfram Schulz Apr 2005

Mathematics Self-Efficacy And Student Expectations. Results From Pisa 2003., Wolfram Schulz

Dr Wolfram Schulz

Student performance is generally viewed as the main criterion variable when analysing equity in the outcomes of education. However, there is evidence that even with increasing equity in achievement, inequity in other important learning outcomes might still prevail. Self-beliefs like mathematics self-efficacy, i.e. students’ judgements of their own ability to solve tasks in mathematics, are often viewed as crucial learning outcomes, which affect the process of learning and are an important predictor of educational career choices. The second survey of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2003) provides data on self-related cognitions, motivations, learning behaviours and student performance ...


Growth Mixture Modelling: An Application In The Evaluation Of A Randomized Prevention Trial, Siek Khoo, J Cheong Mar 2005

Growth Mixture Modelling: An Application In The Evaluation Of A Randomized Prevention Trial, Siek Khoo, J Cheong

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Association Between Three Levels Of The Algebra Curriculum In Ten Countries In Timss 1999, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit Mar 2005

Association Between Three Levels Of The Algebra Curriculum In Ten Countries In Timss 1999, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit

Dr Alla Routitsky

No abstract provided.


Tourism Development In A Changing Social Context, William Feighery Mar 2005

Tourism Development In A Changing Social Context, William Feighery

William Feighery

No abstract provided.


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 ...


A Study On The Impact Of The Availability Of Appropriate Placements On The Identification And Placement Of Students With Emotional Impairments, Robert Macmillan, D. Brennan, R. Gaughran Mar 2005

A Study On The Impact Of The Availability Of Appropriate Placements On The Identification And Placement Of Students With Emotional Impairments, Robert Macmillan, D. Brennan, R. Gaughran

Robert C. MacMillan

No abstract provided.


Working With Difficult Students: A Workshop For Faculty (Poster), L. Bartolini, M. Davis, A. Gharib, G. Matthews, W. Phillips Mar 2005

Working With Difficult Students: A Workshop For Faculty (Poster), L. Bartolini, M. Davis, A. Gharib, G. Matthews, W. Phillips

LeeAnn Bartolini

No abstract available


Keys To Successful Learning, Michael J. White, '09, Leah A. Nillas Mar 2005

Keys To Successful Learning, Michael J. White, '09, Leah A. Nillas

Leah A. Nillas

A nationwide push for the use of technology has influenced classroom teaching in the United States. This study examined the use of technology in elementary classrooms. Specific aspects of technology such as PowerPoint and word processing were examined in relation to developing skills in writing. Data from 46 fifth and third grade students as well as self-evaluation interviews with teachers were used to understand the overall comprehensive value of technology in teaching how to write. I expect my results to support previous research findings which assert that using computer technology in writing motivates students to do better work and is ...


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


Thinking Beyond The Classroom In Management Education: Implementing Academic Service-Learning For A Comprehensive Learning Experience, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen Mar 2005

Thinking Beyond The Classroom In Management Education: Implementing Academic Service-Learning For A Comprehensive Learning Experience, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The business environment has gradually become more dynamic and complex throughout the past decades. Today, businesses struggle with complicated issues that were not discussed and/or did not exist 25 to 30 years ago. Yet, according to Dallimore (2002), “higher education has not adequately responded to the need to prepare students from this complex environment” (p. 86). Educators have found that experiential teaching methods, including academic service-learning, address these current challenges in higher education. The purpose of this paper is to assist management educators and practitioners in understanding the service-learning pedagogy and its worth and applicability to management education. We ...


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 ...


Factors Influencing Reading Achievement In Germany And Spain : Evidence From Pisa 2000, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte, Maria Lopez Feb 2005

Factors Influencing Reading Achievement In Germany And Spain : Evidence From Pisa 2000, Petra Lietz, Dieter Kotte, Maria Lopez

Dr Petra Lietz

This article examines the factors fostering and inhibiting student achievement in Germany and Spain at the 15-year-old level in the OECD Programme on International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2000. Both countries performed significantly below the OECD average not only in Reading but also in Mathematics and Science on this occasion. Since the two countries are similar in average levels of student achievement, it is of interest to consider whether similar patterns exist in the ways in which factors operate to influence student achievement in these two countries. Preliminary analyses were carried out with PLSPATH and subsequent two-level models were analysed ...


It Takes A Village: How Can The Library Support The Academic Development Of Your Students?, Sonya Shepherd Feb 2005

It Takes A Village: How Can The Library Support The Academic Development Of Your Students?, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Neoliberalism, The Technological Sublime, And Techniques Of The Self, David Shutkin Feb 2005

Neoliberalism, The Technological Sublime, And Techniques Of The Self, David Shutkin

David S. Shutkin

Part of a special section on cultural studies in instructional design. The writer considers the courses that he teaches as an educational technologist and teacher educator in relation to the deployment of a governmental discourse on neoliberalism. He considers educational technology and neoliberalism; the American technological sublime, which conflates technological invention with progress and imbues certain technologies with moral values; neoliberalism as a form of governmental rationality; neoliberalism, freedom, and educational technology; and the Society for Technology in Education's National Educational Technology Standards project, which reflects the emergence of neoliberalism and the standards movement in education in the 1980s.


Language And Ideology: The Efficacy Of Language In The Construction Of Ideas, Leena Her Feb 2005

Language And Ideology: The Efficacy Of Language In The Construction Of Ideas, Leena Her

Leena N. Her

No abstract is currently available.


Voices Of Veteran Esl And Bilingual Education Teachers, Linda Evans Feb 2005

Voices Of Veteran Esl And Bilingual Education Teachers, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


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 ...


Child Protection Data In Australia: Current Issues And Future Improvements., S Kelly, Julie Kos Jan 2005

Child Protection Data In Australia: Current Issues And Future Improvements., S Kelly, Julie Kos

Dr Julie Kos

No abstract provided.


Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles Jan 2005

Horn Of Plenty, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

Julia Archer had just sat down in the Lexington Opera House lounge when a stranger slipped onto the sear beside her at the bar. He had on black pants and a black shirt like the orchestra's horn section wore, and he was carrying a battered instrument case.


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?