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An Evaluation Of Mississippi Public School Websites, Lindon J. Ratliff 8911034 Feb 2019

An Evaluation Of Mississippi Public School Websites, Lindon J. Ratliff 8911034

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Websites are well-established forms of digital communication in use by both the public and private sector. An effective website is an educational tool public school districts can utilize in their efforts to communicate with stakeholders. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of website utilization and the components of websites used by public school districts in Mississippi. To determine the components in use by public schools in the State, a search of 143 school district websites occurred September 2017. To assess the quality of the websites, we used a checklist to evaluate content and design features that ...


Representation Of The Titanic In Children's Literature, Charity R. Huwe Feb 2019

Representation Of The Titanic In Children's Literature, Charity R. Huwe

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

State and national education initiatives are the driving force behind increased exploration of diverse texts, namely informational texts. Trade books offer opportunity for interdisciplinary units to develop through the rise of informational text use in both English/language arts and history/social studies. Primary source documents serve as a liaison to filing gaps in the information left out from textbooks and trade books. A more thorough understanding of historical figures and events are a result of such analysis. The initiatives do not dictate specific curricular material; teachers use their discretion when choosing available trade books, primary documents, and other curricular ...


Fifth Grade Students’ Disciplinary Literacy Using Diverse Primary And Secondary Sources, Tara L. Richeson Feb 2019

Fifth Grade Students’ Disciplinary Literacy Using Diverse Primary And Secondary Sources, Tara L. Richeson

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This study analyzed students’ use of diverse sources for a history-based writing assignment on Abraham Lincoln. Participants includes 41 students in a fifth grade self-contained classroom in rural Illinois. The study was conducted during students’ 30-minute writing period, every day for six weeks. During this time period, students close-read trade books and primary sources to collect research on Lincoln. Students also gathered additional information during their field trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Students synthesized their information from the various sources and organized the notes to write an informational, history-based writing piece on Lincoln. Students were required ...


Assessing History Students’ Historical Skills In The Cape Coast Metropolis Of Ghana, Charles Adabo Oppong Feb 2019

Assessing History Students’ Historical Skills In The Cape Coast Metropolis Of Ghana, Charles Adabo Oppong

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This study assesses history students’ historical skills in the Cape Coast Metropolis of Ghana. The specific skills assessed were document literacy and evaluative skills. In assessing these skills, two instruments were employed: the use of a test and a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) guide. Students were tested to examine their skills in using historical documents under sourcing, contextualisation and corroboration. FGD was used to investigate how students evaluate historical evidence. The data analysis of the students’ test consisted of three stages. The first stage involved marking the responses while making notes on them, the second stage included writing a single ...


Dramatic Monologues And The C3 Framework: An Oscar-Winning Pair, Rebecca Macon Bidwell Feb 2019

Dramatic Monologues And The C3 Framework: An Oscar-Winning Pair, Rebecca Macon Bidwell

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Dramatic monologues offer an innovative tool for social studies teachers to integrate exciting teaching practices that align with the C3 Framework published by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS, 2013). The author describes a form of dramatic monologues called historical brags and whines. These types of monologues engage students by allowing them to play the roles of historical figures. Students investigate and write in the voices and mannerisms of people from the past. These activities described in this article help students practice skills such as research and analysis as described in the C3 Framework. The necessary steps to ...


Perspective Taking Through An Elementary Unit On Lewis And Clark, Ronald V. Morris Feb 2019

Perspective Taking Through An Elementary Unit On Lewis And Clark, Ronald V. Morris

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The teachers showed the perspectives students acquired through reading and comparing narratives. Teachers helped students work toward the common good in a democracy by helping the student to examine perspectives. In their reading and writing, they developed rich background and content about the experience. When students studied these explorers, the students developed an empathetic understanding for the hardships and sacrifices madeby the Corps of Discover as they traveled on this expedition. Student interest and motivation flowed into this project because they felt the problems as their own; they, therefore, were interested when they understood what it meant and found ...


Notes On The Same Side, Margaret E. Winters Jan 2019

Notes On The Same Side, Margaret E. Winters

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Administration-side academic contract administrators have a complex job. It includes, in addition to carrying out negotiations and the implementation of contracts, the sometimes fraught task of serving as the liaison between the union and the university administration. A further set of roles for contract administrators involve their relationships with other members of the university administration, chairs, deans, provosts, presidents, and board members. These relationships will be examined first in light of each of these positions, taken in turn, vis-à-vis collective bargaining and then through a discussion of how the various aspects of the role of the contract administrator (negotiations, implementation ...


Managing Internal Tensions In Contract Negotiations: A Perspective From The Academic Union’S Side, John Allison, Jonathan Blitz Jan 2019

Managing Internal Tensions In Contract Negotiations: A Perspective From The Academic Union’S Side, John Allison, Jonathan Blitz

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Academic collective bargaining, like all collective bargaining, presupposes conflicts between goals of the administration and the academic union. The represented parties on both sides, as well as the general public, typically perceive conflicts in collective bargaining in that way. However, both the administration’s and union’s bargaining teams must substantially resolve internal conflicts among the teams‘ own represented parties before the teams can hope to achieve an acceptable collective-bargaining agreement (i.e., a binding contract). After briefly addressing the very real strengths of academic unions in collective bargaining, we will at greater length explain the origin, nature, and usually ...


Bargaining For Adjuncts: An Assessment Of Adjunct Union Growth In The Saint Louis Region, Jameson Ramirez Jan 2019

Bargaining For Adjuncts: An Assessment Of Adjunct Union Growth In The Saint Louis Region, Jameson Ramirez

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Minimum-wage labor is no longer confined to sectors once associated with low-skill occupations. In college classrooms across the United States, we are witness to the rise of a “gig-economy” among faculty positions where highly skilled work is being completed by part-time workers known commonly as adjuncts. Despite performing highly-skilled work, adjuncts are compensated at the levels of low-skilled workers. Lack of access to benefits, capricious contract agreements, and a general sense of feeling dispensable are common themes to the adjunct experience. The aim of this paper is to address the concerns of adjuncts and suggest some workable solutions to their ...


Salary Compression Among University Faculty: A Review And Case Study Of Remediation And Prevention In A Collective Bargaining Environment, Brent M. Graves, Dale Kapla Jan 2019

Salary Compression Among University Faculty: A Review And Case Study Of Remediation And Prevention In A Collective Bargaining Environment, Brent M. Graves, Dale Kapla

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Salary compression has been an issue in higher education for almost four decades, during which a diverse literature on the topic has accumulated. Perhaps because of the absence of a compilation and review of this literature, administrations and collective bargaining agents commonly develop their own methods for identifying and rectifying salary compression on each campus. Most responses are short-term and do not prevent the problem from recurring. We review the literature concerning salary compression in higher education, then summarize our approach to correcting salary structure and preventing future compression.


A Higher Authority For Collective Bargaining: 2018, John Lavin Jan 2019

A Higher Authority For Collective Bargaining: 2018, John Lavin

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. articulated a high moral ground in his 1961 address to the National AFL-CIO. Dr. King’s speech identified the common sense shared by the Civil Rights and Labor movements. In particular, he praised unions’ leadership for advocating the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Furthermore, he envisioned the ethical principles bringing Labor and Civil Rights together to realize a high moral ground for promulgating workers’ equity, equality and respectful dialogue across divisions of class, race and national origin. I contrast Dr. King’s ethical statement and system of values regarding the NLRA to a series of ...


University Adjudications Of Sexual Assaults: A Lesson To Be Learned From Collective Bargaining Agreements, James Ottavio Castagnera Jan 2019

University Adjudications Of Sexual Assaults: A Lesson To Be Learned From Collective Bargaining Agreements, James Ottavio Castagnera

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

At one time, Title IX of the federal Higher Education Act was read only as requiring equal opportunity for female athletes in universities’ varsity sports programs. In 2011 the U.S. Department of Education announced a radically expanded reading of the law to include sexual misconduct. This has resulted in a proliferation of litigation against the universities. Since 2011, more than 150 lawsuits have been filed against colleges and universities involving claims of due-process violations during the course of Title IX investigations and proceedings related to sexual assault allegations. In the two decades preceding that year, only 15 such lawsuits ...


Research Panel: An Inside Look At An Adjunct Faculty Unionization Campaign - The Case Of Le Moyne College, Clifford Donn Sep 2018

Research Panel: An Inside Look At An Adjunct Faculty Unionization Campaign - The Case Of Le Moyne College, Clifford Donn

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

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Is Unionization Just What The Doctor Ordered? Collective Bargaining For Doctors, Nurses, And Lawyers, Thomas Doyle Sep 2018

Is Unionization Just What The Doctor Ordered? Collective Bargaining For Doctors, Nurses, And Lawyers, Thomas Doyle

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Faculty Collective Bargaining In Australia, Stuart Andrews Sep 2018

Faculty Collective Bargaining In Australia, Stuart Andrews

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Faculty Collective Bargaining In Australia, Anthony Forsyth Sep 2018

Faculty Collective Bargaining In Australia, Anthony Forsyth

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Trustees' Perspectives On Collective Bargaining, Kathy Weiss Sep 2018

Trustees' Perspectives On Collective Bargaining, Kathy Weiss

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Tell Me What You Want: Collective Bargaining For Adjunct Faculty, Kimberly Page Sep 2018

Tell Me What You Want: Collective Bargaining For Adjunct Faculty, Kimberly Page

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Legal Issues In Higher Education, Bridget Maricich Sep 2018

Legal Issues In Higher Education, Bridget Maricich

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Legal Issues In Higher Education, Aaron Nisenson Sep 2018

Legal Issues In Higher Education, Aaron Nisenson

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Matthew Bodah Sep 2018

Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Matthew Bodah

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Kathy Sheffield Sep 2018

Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Kathy Sheffield

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Hank Reichman Sep 2018

Dealing With Online Harassment In Collective Bargaining Environments, Hank Reichman

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Gerald Beyer Sep 2018

Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Gerald Beyer

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Jacob Bennett Sep 2018

Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Jacob Bennett

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Michele Nelson Sep 2018

Research Panel: Faculty Unionization At Religiously-Affiliated Institutions, Michele Nelson

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Bargaining For A First Year Contract For American University Graduate Student Employees, Ann Mcleer Sep 2018

Bargaining For A First Year Contract For American University Graduate Student Employees, Ann Mcleer

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


The Year In Higher Education: An Administrators Discussion Of Campus Conflicts, William Connellan Sep 2018

The Year In Higher Education: An Administrators Discussion Of Campus Conflicts, William Connellan

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Research Panel: Creative Solutions For Solving Salary Compression, Brent Graves Sep 2018

Research Panel: Creative Solutions For Solving Salary Compression, Brent Graves

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.


Temple University: Negotiating About Adjunct Faculty In A Newly Combined Unit Sep 2018

Temple University: Negotiating About Adjunct Faculty In A Newly Combined Unit

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

No abstract provided.