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Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi Nov 2015

Exploring Reading Habits And Academic Success In Rural Kenya, Florence Mugambi

Florence N. Mugambi

This study explores the relationship between reading habits and reading materials, and academic success of primary school students in the Ontulili community of Kenya. The study revealed high levels of satisfaction and contentment among the participants with respect to the availability of resources, reading abilities, educational performance, and overall preparedness for further education; yet, the data pointed to severe scarcity of learning materials, low reading skills, poor infrastructure, below average educational performance, and low preparedness for further education. It was concluded that lack of exposure to relevant reading materials, educational resources, and opportunities leads to subtle contentment alongside individual inability ...


Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Brandie Oliver and Dr. Nick Abel address student learning outcomes for school counselors in the March 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver Nov 2015

How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the changing role of school counselors in standardized testing in the April 2015 edition of IndianaGram.


Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Slo's And School Counseling: A Perfect Fit, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Nick R. Abel

Dr. Brandie Oliver and Dr. Nick Abel address student learning outcomes for school counselors in the March 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver Nov 2015

How School Counselors Can Help Boost Student Test Scores, Nick R. Abel, Brandie M. Oliver

Nick R. Abel

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the changing role of school counselors in standardized testing in the April 2015 edition of IndianaGram.


Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Nov 2015

Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Nick R. Abel

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the Gold Star School Counseling award in the November 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


The Journey Through Doctoral Education, Nila Reimer Oct 2015

The Journey Through Doctoral Education, Nila Reimer

Nila Reimer

Students who gain new knowledge by integrating scholarliness and stewardship for the nursing profession possess key ambitions for succeeding in nursing doctoral education. In this narrative inquiry, a student reflects on themes of scholarly integration, intellectual community, and stewardship that are embedded in the values and attitudes evidenced in the culture of a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing program. The doctoral student’s personal reflection demonstrates professional growth during the experience of nursing doctoral education. This inquiry provides guidance for other students as they embark on their journey toward scholarly development and stewardship during their doctoral education experience.


Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving Oct 2015

Radical Academia: Beyond The Audit Culture Treadmill, Rowan Cahill, Terry Irving

Rowan Cahill

The pathos of radical academia: notes on the impact of neo-liberalism on the universities, especially the audit culture, the production-model, casualization, academic scholarship, academic writing, peer reviewing, and open access. The authors suggest ways scholars can be radical within, and outside, of neoliberal academia. Part I, 'Missing in Action' appeared as an Academia.edu session in May 2015, where it attracted many comments. Part II, 'What Can Be Done?' is the authors' response to these comments. The whole piece was posted on the Cahill/Irving blog 'Radical Sydney/Radical History' on 22 October 2015.


Examining Variations In Divergent Thinking Within Norwegian And Canadian Communities, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Marte Sørebø Gulliksen Oct 2015

Examining Variations In Divergent Thinking Within Norwegian And Canadian Communities, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Marte Sørebø Gulliksen

Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Creativity and divergent thinking are components of learning in childhood that often go unmeasured in favor of standardized subject assessments. To better understand the ways in which creativity develops and is related to environmental and cross-cultural factors, this study reports on the scores obtained by 8-year-old students living in differently sized communities in Norway and Canada measured using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT). Results of multivariate analyses indicate statistically significant differences between Norwegian and Canadian children on several Torrance Test subscales as well as surprising relationships between the size of the community in which the children lived and ...


Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Currere, Unexpected Journeys, And Unplanned Destinations In Academia, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

A sudden change of teaching placements forced my return to graduate school at the age of 40. Transformative graduate school learning resulted in the completion of a Ph.D. and earning a tenure track position in teacher education. This essay uses Pinar’s four steps of currere provide a lens to examine the past, look toward the future, take opportunity to look backward to the past while examining the present, and then re-enter the present. Mezirow’s transformative adult learning theory lends guidance for understanding why older adults may be uniquely poised to navigate successfully the complex maze of academia.


A Review Of I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems Of American Slavery, Susan Adams Sep 2015

A Review Of I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems Of American Slavery, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

No abstract provided.


Taking The Lead In Faculty Development: Teacher Educators Changing The Culture Of University Faculty Development Through Collaboration, Susan Adams, Elizabeth Mix Sep 2015

Taking The Lead In Faculty Development: Teacher Educators Changing The Culture Of University Faculty Development Through Collaboration, Susan Adams, Elizabeth Mix

Susan Adams

As pedagogy experts, teacher educators should lead the charge for improved teaching and learning, but are under-utilized pedagogy resources in liberal arts universities. In this paper, the collaborators, one a teacher education assistant professor and the other an associate professor of art history, identify critical friendship group approaches (Allen & Blythe, 2004; McDonald, Mohr, Dichter, & McDonald, 2007) which have the potential to create transformative learning opportunities for liberal arts educators. Cross-disciplinary faculty partnerships hold promise for a sustainable, innovative approach to faculty development, with the potential to improve teaching and learning in liberal arts universities.


Audacious Translation: On Being Haunted And Getting Lost On The Way To Translating Spivak. A Reflection On Spivak’S “Translating Into English”, Susan R. Adams Sep 2015

Audacious Translation: On Being Haunted And Getting Lost On The Way To Translating Spivak. A Reflection On Spivak’S “Translating Into English”, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

In “Translating Into English” within An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (2012), Spivak eludes apprehension, spurns comprehension, and resists neat translation as I, an American educator, attempt to make sense of what is meant by an aesthetic education as Spivak translates the act of translation. Caught and othered as a language broker in learning the double bind of translation, I find no answers, only new questions as I grope toward ways to conceptualize and to name this moment for translators and language educators: (1) What does it mean to be a translator?; (2) Can and should the convenient ...


Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Response To Commentary On “Rethinking Combined Departments: An Argument For History & Anthropology” By Stephen M. Lyon/Durham University, Uk; Yasar Abu Ghosh, Pavel Himl, Tereza Stöckelová, Lucie Storchová/Charles University, Prague; Robert Gibb/University Of Glasgow; Jakob Krause-Jensen/Aarhus University, Denmark; Veerendra P. Lele/Denison University, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Ageeth Sluis

Contains response from the authors, Ageeth Sluis and Elise Edwards.


Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards Sep 2015

Rethinking Combined History Departments: An Argument For History And Anthropology, Ageeth Sluis, Elise Edwards

Ageeth Sluis

Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural anthropology have become increasingly blurred in recent decades, a trend reflected in scholarly work that engages with both fields, as well as dual-degree graduate programmes at top U.S. research universities. For many scholars, this interdisciplinarity makes sense, with the two disciplines offering critical theoretical tools and methods that must be used in combination to ...


A Time For Reflection, Rejuvination, And Responsibility, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

A Time For Reflection, Rejuvination, And Responsibility, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

A Message from the President of the Indiana School Counselor Association.


An Innovative Approach To Tackling Truancy, Brandie Oliver Aug 2015

An Innovative Approach To Tackling Truancy, Brandie Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

J. Eagle, School counselors making a difference, Counseling Today, December.


College And Career Readiness, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman Aug 2015

College And Career Readiness, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver and Mrs. Kleinman address College and Career preparation in the January 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


Connect & Educate, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

Connect & Educate, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

A Message from the President of the Indiana School Counselor Association.


Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Aug 2015

Striving For Gold, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Drs. Oliver and Abel address the Gold Star School Counseling award in the November 2015 issue of IndianaGram.


The School Counselor As The School’S “Counselor”, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman Aug 2015

The School Counselor As The School’S “Counselor”, Brandie M. Oliver, Susan Kleinman

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver addresses the role of the school counselor of attending to the psychological dimensions of the school experience.


School Counseling, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

School Counseling, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver's contribution to Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications.


School Counselor Evaluation: Why It Should Be Different, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel Aug 2015

School Counselor Evaluation: Why It Should Be Different, Brandie M. Oliver, Nick R. Abel

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr.s Oliver and Abel address school counselor evaluation in the October 2014 issue of IndianaGram.


Redefining School Counseling: What’S In A Name?, Brandie M. Oliver Aug 2015

Redefining School Counseling: What’S In A Name?, Brandie M. Oliver

Brandie M. Oliver

Dr. Oliver addresses the necessity of changing the title of the school counselor from "guidance" counselor to better reflect the role of the 21st century practitioner.


Students As Satirists: Encouraging Critique And Comic Release, Carol Reeves Aug 2015

Students As Satirists: Encouraging Critique And Comic Release, Carol Reeves

Carol Reeves

No Abstract Available


A Living Tradition, Rowan Cahill Jul 2015

A Living Tradition, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Discussion of the seminal work by R. W. Connell and T. H. Irving 'Class Structure in Australian History' (Longman Cheshire, 1980, 1992), and of the tradition of Marxist and class analysis in Australian intellectual life.


Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill Jun 2015

Words For Pam, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Words spoken by Rowan Cahill at the funeral of his wife, Pam Cahill, 24 June 2015.


Addressing The Research/Practice Divide In Teacher Education, Ryan Flessner Jun 2015

Addressing The Research/Practice Divide In Teacher Education, Ryan Flessner

Ryan Flessner

Educational scholars often describe a research/practice divide. Similarly, students in teacher education programs often struggle to navigate the differences between university coursework and expectations they face in field-based placements. This self-study analyzes one researcher's attempt to address the research/practice divide from the position of a teacher educator. Teaching in a university-based mathematics methods course during the academic year and an elementary classroom during the summer recess provided opportunities to make connections between research and practice. This article examines the effects this study had on the researcher's instruction at the university level. Specifically, the article suggests ways ...


Easing Into The Academy: Using Technology To Foster Cross-Institutional Critical Friendships, Ryan Flessner, Julie Horwitz Jun 2015

Easing Into The Academy: Using Technology To Foster Cross-Institutional Critical Friendships, Ryan Flessner, Julie Horwitz

Ryan Flessner

This article addresses the ways in which early career teacher educators can support each other as they enter the academic community. By utilizing technology as an instrument to engage in a cross-country critical friendship, the authors were able to engage in a dialogue that grew out of mutual interests and concerns. Through critical reflection, they were able to address the question: How can we, two early-career teacher educators, push ourselves and one another to more critically examine our teaching practices? In doing so, each “new educator” grew more confident in claiming one's voice as a sustainable critical friendship emerged.


Politics And Action Research: An Examination Of One School’S Mandated Action Research Program, Ryan Flessner, Shanna Stuckey Jun 2015

Politics And Action Research: An Examination Of One School’S Mandated Action Research Program, Ryan Flessner, Shanna Stuckey

Ryan Flessner

Action research has been shown to empower educators, create lasting changes in schools, and have an impact on student learning outcomes. Given these positive results, many school leaders are beginning to mandate the use of action research within their schools. While some in the field have warned against mandating action research, there is little research examining the effects of doing so. This study examines the mandated school-wide action research program at Fieldstone Elementary. While some results align with the action research literature (importance of collaboration, necessity of time to conduct action research, etc.), this article also examines the political tensions ...