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The Adoption Of A Voucher System In Government-Funded Universities: Perspectives Of Higher Education Students And Workers Of Hong Kong, Bryan Cheung Dec 2003

The Adoption Of A Voucher System In Government-Funded Universities: Perspectives Of Higher Education Students And Workers Of Hong Kong, Bryan Cheung

Essays in Education

Instead of a direct transfer of public funds from government to higher education institutes, a student-centred funding method termed education voucher system is used. The core idea of a voucher system is that the public funding for tuition is being driven by student choice. This change of path of funding has two significant effects, students now have choices and institutes now have to compete for students.

The survey results show that both supply- and demand-side agree that: a voucher system would give students more choice; achieve equal right of choice in education; unpopular programmes and unpopular institutes might be axed ...


Early Education Experiences & School-To-Work Program Participation, Richard K. Caputo Dec 2003

Early Education Experiences & School-To-Work Program Participation, Richard K. Caputo

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This study assesses the effects of Head Start participation and demonstrated academic ability during elementary school on School-to-Work (STW) program participation. The study sample comes from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort and comprises 4,370 adolescents who reported grades they received while in the 8th grade and whether or not they ever repeated a grade in grammar school. Findings indicate that STW programs attract disproportionate numbers of students with histories of marginal demonstrated academic ability. This is so because STW programs are also more likely to attract Head Starters. Demonstrated academic ability varies by race/ethnicity and ...


The Mechanics Of Microeconomic Choice: A School Option Perspective, Ikwukananne I. Udechukwu Dec 2003

The Mechanics Of Microeconomic Choice: A School Option Perspective, Ikwukananne I. Udechukwu

Essays in Education

The development of this paper describes uniquely the mechanics of choice in the delivery of education services relative to the public school system and school options. Three components, which magnify choice, are consumer (parents), market (pupils), and producer (government). Macbeth (1989) notes that there are four groups of people who benefit from the education system, namely: (1) the pupil (children) (2) the parent (3) the owners of a school (government) and (4) society at large. The first three beneficiaries of the education system are appropriately linked to the three components of choice as illustrated in the model and discussed in ...


Being Black In U.S. Urban Schools: No Assumptions, Lavada Taylor Brandon, Mary J. Didelot Dec 2003

Being Black In U.S. Urban Schools: No Assumptions, Lavada Taylor Brandon, Mary J. Didelot

Essays in Education

To be an African-American student attending a school dominated by working class, urban, minority learners means failure. Working class African-American students are not experiencing education, they are colliding with education. These collisions will continue as long as they are facilitated by the assumptive dominant theories regarding African- American students’ educational experiences. One strategy to constructively disrupt these assumptive theoretical notions buried within current theory is to look to a working class, urban African-American student’s qualitative longitudinal formation of identity as she progresses from student to teacher within the learning process as categorized by Bateson (1972). The understanding gleaned from ...


Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship In Library Science Dec 2003

Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship In Library Science

The Southeastern Librarian

Application for the Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship in Library Science.


The Textbook Controversies In Japan: What History Is Taught?, Aaron Cooley Dec 2003

The Textbook Controversies In Japan: What History Is Taught?, Aaron Cooley

Essays in Education

The controversies surrounding the content and perspective of several Japanese textbooks are examined and the impact on geo-political relations analyzed. The ways in which these battles affect perceptions of history are discussed in a regional and global context. Extrapolating from this example, a position of inclusiveness is advanced for the content of textbooks that address controversial historical issues in Japan and elsewhere.


Teachers Integrating Technology: Case Studies, Dawn Basinger Dec 2003

Teachers Integrating Technology: Case Studies, Dawn Basinger

Essays in Education

To understand better the process by which P-12 teachers come to integrate technology into their instructional practices, the researcher undertook a yearlong investigation into technology use at two different school sites in northern Louisiana. Teachers’ stages of concern about technology, levels of technology use, perceptions about coursework impact on technology use and integration, and practices and perceptions about teaching and learning with technology were analyzed. Although all teachers perceived the coursework to be effective in facilitating their utilization and integration of technology, they perceived no single best way to integrate technology. Each teacher identified, designed and developed, and implemented his ...


Describing Standards For Early Childhood Teachers : Moving The Debate Forward To The National Level., Carmel Maloney, Lennie Barblett Nov 2003

Describing Standards For Early Childhood Teachers : Moving The Debate Forward To The National Level., Carmel Maloney, Lennie Barblett

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In Australia, there is no set of agreed upon national teaching standards for early childhood teachers. In some states such as Western Australia and Queensland, documents have been produced that outline generic teaching competencies for all teachers. However, research in Australia and overseas shows that one set of standards does not always fit all teaching specialisations easily. This paper reports on the culmination of a joint research project between Edith Cowan University and the Department of Education (WA) that undertook to describe the generic teaching competencies for Phase 1 teachers in terms of early childhood teachers work. The views of ...


Learning How To Learn : Problem Based Learning., Wendy Hillman Nov 2003

Learning How To Learn : Problem Based Learning., Wendy Hillman

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

During the course of study for the Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching) we participated in a seminar about Problem Based Learning (PBL) and were asked to write a piece of assessment about this topic. I struggled long and hard with PBL and came up with a fairly mediocre piece of work to be assessed. This led me to an interest in PBL itself and, to the writing of this general overview of the subject. It has helped me to understand the concept and its implications within the tertiary system to a much greater degree.


Bullying And The Inclusive School Environment, Chris Forlin, Dianne Chambers Nov 2003

Bullying And The Inclusive School Environment, Chris Forlin, Dianne Chambers

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

As Australian education departments and teacher education institutions become aware of international trends, they are keen to implement quickly pedagogical and curriculum changes that are being promoted as best practice for schools of the twenty-first century. One such recent change has been the inclusivity movement. There remain, however, many unresolved issues for teachers that fall outside these new paradigm shifts but still require urgent attention.


Art Collections And Teacher Education, Penelope J. Collet Nov 2003

Art Collections And Teacher Education, Penelope J. Collet

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

My interest in teaching collections began at Geelong Teachers’ College where I did my undergraduate training. Fellow students seemed to be oblivious to the marvelous artworks hanging on the walls throughout the buildings. The opportunity to study the F M Courtis Collection, initiated at Bendigo Teachers’ College, now part of La Trobe University Bendigo, raised obvious questions about the role of these collections in the early teaching colleges and what events or factors led to their beginnings. This case study will be situated within a broader picture of art collections in institutions across three states.


Academic Leadership In Ivy Tech State College: Academic Chairs’ Tasks And Job Challenges, Michael Petty Oct 2003

Academic Leadership In Ivy Tech State College: Academic Chairs’ Tasks And Job Challenges, Michael Petty

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This study was conducted to establish baseline information about Ivy Tech State College academic chairs’ personal/background characteristics and to determine those chairs’ rating of the importance of their tasks and their perceptions of the job challenges they will face in the future. In addition, the study compared Ivy Tech chairs’ personal/ background characteristics and perceptions of their tasks and job challenges with the findings of the 1992 International Community College Chair Survey. Although there were some statistically different ratings, in essence both samples of chairs highly rate the importance of their myriad tasks and they are in general agreement ...


Accreditation And Assessment In Distance Learning, Janice M. Karlen Oct 2003

Accreditation And Assessment In Distance Learning, Janice M. Karlen

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

All accredited institutions in the United States that are involved in distance learning initiatives need to be concerned about how their programs and courses will be viewed by accreditation organizations. A review of the policies of several major accreditation associations and professional groups, national, regional and specialized, yields similar results when issues of distance learning are concerned. These requirements are reviewed. Virtually all accreditors require evidence of regular assessment processes. Alternative methods for conducting these assessments are proposed.


Cultivating The Habits Of Commonsense Leadership, James P. Evans Oct 2003

Cultivating The Habits Of Commonsense Leadership, James P. Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing strategies for cultivating good leadership habits.


Making Music And Learning Leadership: Cassatt String Quartet, Susan Leshnower Oct 2003

Making Music And Learning Leadership: Cassatt String Quartet, Susan Leshnower

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the Cassatt String Quartet's efforts at teaching leadership through chamber music.


Traveling Lite With Skip: Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain, William "Skip" Boyer Oct 2003

Traveling Lite With Skip: Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain, William "Skip" Boyer

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the need for critical thinking in leadership.


Table Of Contents - Fall 2003 Oct 2003

Table Of Contents - Fall 2003

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Fall 2003 Table of Contents.


Line In The College Biz: What Happens When Capitalism And Education Collide? Teachers Become Clerks Selling Degrees., Lynne Drury Lerych Oct 2003

Line In The College Biz: What Happens When Capitalism And Education Collide? Teachers Become Clerks Selling Degrees., Lynne Drury Lerych

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing trends in academia.


Perception Versus Reality: How Important Is It That Korean Elementary School Teachers Speak "Good" English?, Yuko G. Butler Oct 2003

Perception Versus Reality: How Important Is It That Korean Elementary School Teachers Speak "Good" English?, Yuko G. Butler

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Complimentary Closing In E-Mail, Elizabeth Scheyder Oct 2003

The Use Of Complimentary Closing In E-Mail, Elizabeth Scheyder

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


English On The Streets Of Sweden: An Ecolinguistic View Of Two Cities And A Language Policy, Francis M. Hult Oct 2003

English On The Streets Of Sweden: An Ecolinguistic View Of Two Cities And A Language Policy, Francis M. Hult

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Dictogloss: Learner-Generated Attention To Form In A Collaborative, Communicative Classroom Activity, Jack Sullivan, Nigel A. Caplan Oct 2003

Beyond The Dictogloss: Learner-Generated Attention To Form In A Collaborative, Communicative Classroom Activity, Jack Sullivan, Nigel A. Caplan

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


The Unbearable Lightness Of Education, Robert Stake Oct 2003

The Unbearable Lightness Of Education, Robert Stake

Georgia Educational Researcher

The title of this keynote address is a play upon the title of Milan Kundera’s anti-totalitarian novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Kundera found the life of each of us greatly shaped by chance, largely indeterminate, noting our resistance to rules and customs, yet constrained by comfort, fear, and habit. He spoke of lives as events occurring but once, each moment unique in vital ways and too weak a guide to events still to come. “Everything occurs but once,” he said.


Distance Learners: Not Necessarily Distant, Rachel Viggiano Oct 2003

Distance Learners: Not Necessarily Distant, Rachel Viggiano

The Southeastern Librarian

The following paper was presented at the 2002 SELA/South Carolina Library Association Joint Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the “New Voices” program, sponsored by the University and College Libraries Section (UCLS) of SELA. The Southeastern Librarian is pleased to reprint the paper in its entirety.

The purpose of this paper is to examine many of the issues involved in providing library services to distance learners, and to discuss the growing overlap of services for traditional on-campus students and distance learners. Is the distinction between the two groups enough to merit a separation of services, or should ...


Meeting The Challenge: Training An Aging Population To Use Computers, Carol Bean Oct 2003

Meeting The Challenge: Training An Aging Population To Use Computers, Carol Bean

The Southeastern Librarian

Older adults present a special challenge to libraries offering computer training. Many of those seeking training have little, if any, prior experience with the concepts and skills necessary to use computers, yet their ability to learn those concepts and skills is hampered by the aging process. This article summarizes the factors in aging which most affect learning computer skills, and how those factors can be mitigated.


Towards Understanding The Emergence Of African-American Church Schools: Early Hypotheses And A Research Agenda, Georgia A. Persons Sep 2003

Towards Understanding The Emergence Of African-American Church Schools: Early Hypotheses And A Research Agenda, Georgia A. Persons

Trotter Review

A survey of the Atlanta metropolitan area reveals a growing trend in African-American church sponsored schools. The emergence of these schools is curious in that it is counterintuitive to the protection of the public school system on which the majority of African-Americans rely; the schools are mainly in the suburbs where the public schools offer relatively high standards of education; and there seems to be no public debate accompanying a trend that is likely to have far-reaching public policy implications. In this article, the author discusses the possible reasons for the emergence of these schools and the potential public policy ...


The Changing Financial And Policy Role Of State Governments Regarding Higher Education And Prospects For The Future, Daniel T. Layzell Sep 2003

The Changing Financial And Policy Role Of State Governments Regarding Higher Education And Prospects For The Future, Daniel T. Layzell

Educational Considerations

Higher education in the United States grew rapidly in the post-World War II era, more than doubling the total number of degree-granting institutions (1,851 to 4,084) and increasing the total number of students enrolled more than five-fold (2.7 million to 14.8 million) between 1950 and 2000.


Educational Considerations, Vol. 31(1) Full Issue, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak Sep 2003

Educational Considerations, Vol. 31(1) Full Issue, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak

Educational Considerations

Educational Considerations, vol. 31(1) Fall 2003 - Full issue


Financing Higher Education In Fiscal Year 2003: The State Of The States, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak Sep 2003

Financing Higher Education In Fiscal Year 2003: The State Of The States, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak

Educational Considerations

So begins the 2002 Fiscal Survey of the States from the National Governors Association. Nearly every state has reduced budgets and cut expenditures in light of reductions in anticipated state revenues.


Performance Reporting: The Preferred "No Cost" Accountability Program, Joseph C. Burke, Henrik P. Minassians Sep 2003

Performance Reporting: The Preferred "No Cost" Accountability Program, Joseph C. Burke, Henrik P. Minassians

Educational Considerations

For the last six years, the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York at Albany has been surveying the State Higher Education Finance Officers (hereafter referred to as budget officers) regarding state activities in higher education performance funding and budgeting.