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Using The Reflective Research Journal To Develop Thoughtful School Leaders, Paula Selvester, William Rich Sep 2007

Using The Reflective Research Journal To Develop Thoughtful School Leaders, Paula Selvester, William Rich

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This study examined student outcomes through the use of a reflective thinking/research model (Kraus & Butler, 2000) in a collaborative research seminar designed as a pre-requisite to a comprehensive MA exam. Questionnaire and document analysis revealed improvement in students’ academic understanding and application to professional work.


Teacher Shortage: Are Teachers Their Own Worst Enemy?, Sarah Worsham, Michael Arnold, Kevin Schriver, Eric Moore Mar 2003

Teacher Shortage: Are Teachers Their Own Worst Enemy?, Sarah Worsham, Michael Arnold, Kevin Schriver, Eric Moore

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This article reviews some of the past research that has explored the teacher shortage, and describes a study conducted to identify reasons current educators entered the field of education and reasons why they would encourage their own children to enter that field. Additionally, this article looks at the reasons current educators would not encourage their own children to enter the field of education. By looking at the data, it is the position of the authors that a factor in the teacher shortage may be directly traced to teachers not encouraging their own children to enter the field of education.


Militarism Goes To School, Laura L. Finley Jan 2003

Militarism Goes To School, Laura L. Finley

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While there are many influences that shape how schools are structured one that has been largely ignored is the influence of militarism. Militarism refers to a set of values or ideologies that include hierarchical relationships and domination. This piece discusses the ways that schools are militaristic, including their authority, physical, academic, and athletic structures, the processes used by administrators and in classrooms, and the curriculums taught.


Paraeducators In Education, Debbie Morrissette, Patrick J. Morrissette, Julien Richard Sep 2002

Paraeducators In Education, Debbie Morrissette, Patrick J. Morrissette, Julien Richard

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This paper discusses the role of paraeducators within the American educational system. Although it is unknown whether paraeducators enhance the learning of children or the classroom environment, their numbers are rapidly increasing as they are perceived to be vital to the educational system. As revealed in this paper, despite exceptional growth, the practice of using paraeducators generally remains unregulated, underdeveloped, and unmethodical. It is argued that this current state of affairs leaves teachers, paraeducators, and students in a precarious situation. Important issues discussed in this paper include the (a) changing role of the classroom teacher, (b) teacher-paraeducator matching process, (c ...