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School Social Work In A Global Context, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Michael S. Kelly Dec 2017

School Social Work In A Global Context, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Michael S. Kelly

International Journal of School Social Work

We are pleased to announce our second issues of the International Journal of School Social Work (IJSSW). With its publication, IJSSW continues our focus on providing open access to evidence based and peer reviewed literature to school social workers around the world. As social workers, our practice is inherently global regardless of where we practice and by creating ways to share information across borders. When we practice from a global social work perspective, we appreciate diversity and understand global issues that face the students and families we serve. In particular, this understanding comes with special attention to differences in privilege ...


Empowering Students Through The Application Of Self-Efficacy Theory In School Social Work: An Intervention Model, Nancy A. Delich, Stephen D. Roberts Dec 2017

Empowering Students Through The Application Of Self-Efficacy Theory In School Social Work: An Intervention Model, Nancy A. Delich, Stephen D. Roberts

International Journal of School Social Work

Self-efficacy is a construct well suited for social workers in the educational setting. Among the various job functions that school social workers assume, a large portion of their time is directed toward providing counseling and clinical services. Perceptions of self-efficacy are based upon the extent students expect to successfully attain their goals. Self-efficacious students with strong beliefs in their abilities will choose activities and social situations where they believe that they will be successful. Thus, they will be motivated to devote more time and effort toward accomplishing related goals. Conversely, inefficacious students of similar intelligence and capabilities may choose to ...


Ego Functions, Defenses, And Countertransference: A Beginning School Social Work Student’S Way To Professional And Personal Growth, Hili Tsarfati Dec 2017

Ego Functions, Defenses, And Countertransference: A Beginning School Social Work Student’S Way To Professional And Personal Growth, Hili Tsarfati

International Journal of School Social Work

The school social worker is often challenged by the complexity of the child-school-family paradigm, where the therapeutic relationship is one of the most central parts of treatment. Through this relationship, social workers attempt to recognize their clients’ internal conflicts as well as their clients’ relationships with others. In this paper the writer examines the perceptions and reality of the versatile role of the school social worker. She reflects upon, describes, and analyzes her therapeutic relationship with Monique, one of her more challenging cases during her first year as a social worker in training placed at an alternative high school in ...


School Social Workers’ Perception Of School Climate: An Ecological System Perspective, Hussein Soliman Dec 2017

School Social Workers’ Perception Of School Climate: An Ecological System Perspective, Hussein Soliman

International Journal of School Social Work

Abstract

The focus of this study was on school social workers' perception of school climate and to determine the factors that contribute to positive environment within the school. Using the ecological framework, the study examined the views of 315 school social workers concerning the current social climate in the state of Illinois by using a number of standardized—i.e., School Survey Crime and Safety Principle—and composite sub-scales. Correlation analysis presented significant associations among the study variables. A path analysis model was developed; it included one dependent variable (School Climate) and 6 independent variables (Resources, Exposure, Communication, Measures, and ...


The Diversity Of School Social Work In Germany: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Kathrin F. Beck Dec 2017

The Diversity Of School Social Work In Germany: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Kathrin F. Beck

International Journal of School Social Work

Children in Germany are confronted with an increasing societal inequality and disorientation that makes it difficult for them to cope with life. School social work in Germany is an intensive form of cooperation between the institutionally divided systems of child and youth welfare and education. The aim of this article is threefold: to present (1) relevant aspects of both systems, (2) the diversity of terms being used to describe this specific form of cooperation and (3) an exemplary selection of concepts of school social work. Therefore, a systematic review of the literature was done, taking publications between 2000 and 2016 ...


Examining Justice In Social Studies Research, J. Spencer Clark, Steven P. Camicia Nov 2017

Examining Justice In Social Studies Research, J. Spencer Clark, Steven P. Camicia

Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER)

Our article is an extension of a project involving a content analysis of two social studies journals, Theory and Research in Social Education (TRSE) and The Social Studies. We performed an analysis on all articles in these journals from 2006-2016. Our findings from the analysis indicated a narrow frame of perspectives related to epistemologies and methodologies, and an increasing interest in examining a range of researcher and participant positionalities. We interpreted the range of perspectives in social studies journals in light of the possible impact upon democratic education and social justice through Sen’s (2009) framework for theorizing justice. We ...


Editorial Introduction To Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities Across Education Research, J. Spencer Clark Nov 2017

Editorial Introduction To Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities Across Education Research, J. Spencer Clark

Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER)

The editorial board is excited to publish our first issue of Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research. We have spent nearly a year conceptualizing, shaping, and producing the journal and this first issue. We hope you find it engaging and thought provoking. We, therefore, formally welcome submissions to the journal and look forward to facilitating the advancement of research in education.


Writing The Experiences And (Corporeal) Knowledges Of Women Of Color Into Educational Studies: A Colloquium, A. B. V. M. M. Armstrong-Carela-Martínez-Pérez-Ruiz Guerrero Nov 2017

Writing The Experiences And (Corporeal) Knowledges Of Women Of Color Into Educational Studies: A Colloquium, A. B. V. M. M. Armstrong-Carela-Martínez-Pérez-Ruiz Guerrero

Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER)

In this colloquium, we share collaborative ideas that came about during a weekend retreat. We center our discussions on Chicana and Black feminisms and Womanism, specifically addressing how women of color feminisms inspire us; imagining/defining space; tensions within our sisterhoods; transforming (inner)coloniality by embracing our lived herstories; and how Chicana and Black feminisms and Womanism transform educational studies. We leave readers with hopes for our-selves, our fields, our sisters, and for the world. While not exact tellings of our pláticas during our retreat, we capture and share the essence of burning questions, ideas, and hopes that arose for ...


Living With The Liminal: Unwieldy Unknowns Of Facilitating An Urban Education Cohort Of Student Teachers, G. Sue Kasun Nov 2017

Living With The Liminal: Unwieldy Unknowns Of Facilitating An Urban Education Cohort Of Student Teachers, G. Sue Kasun

Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER)

The field of education research often overlooks the importance of supervision of the student teaching experience. In this article, I show how as a doctoral student with a focus on education for social justice, I struggled in that role of student teacher supervisor. Despite the students being enrolled in an “urban education” cohort, I felt my positioning was very liminal and perhaps counter-productive to the goal of social justice. I provide reflections and concrete examples of how racism manifested in classrooms and how the student teachers with whom I worked did and did not disrupt it, and how I often ...


Freirean Pedagogy In Beirut’S Migrant Worker Classroom, Shireen Keyl Nov 2017

Freirean Pedagogy In Beirut’S Migrant Worker Classroom, Shireen Keyl

Pedagogy & (Im)Possibilities across Education Research (PIPER)

This article is based on a three-month ethnographic study conducted in a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Beirut, Lebanon. This particular NGO, in conjunction with other organizations, provides educational opportunities for migrant domestic workers: adult language classes for learning English and French. The volunteer teachers have no pedagogical or instructional training, and often no previous teaching experience. By way of participant observation and in-depth interviews, I examine the narratives of volunteer teachers who describe a Freirean pedagogical position that is also evident in their teaching practices. I assert that a Freirean model for NGO functionality can bring about liberatory and transformative ...


Reviewing Apps: Taking Evaluation Skills Beyond The Library, Alicia C. Lillich, John Bramble Oct 2017

Reviewing Apps: Taking Evaluation Skills Beyond The Library, Alicia C. Lillich, John Bramble

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

From 2014-2016, the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region ran the Mobile App Experience Project. This project provided funds for health science librarians to purchase apps via iTunes or Google Play. In exchange, participants were asked to thoroughly evaluate each app and share their experience in using them with the library community. Evaluators were equipped with an App Evaluation Report Form (AERF) to help develop a systematic and critical evaluation of mobile apps. The AERF guided the users to report on an app's: authority of information sources; accuracy and objectivity; currency of information; organization and usability; and ...


Laying The Groundwork: Implementing A New Personnel Evaluation System, Miloche Kottman, Marcella Huggard Oct 2017

Laying The Groundwork: Implementing A New Personnel Evaluation System, Miloche Kottman, Marcella Huggard

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

The University of Kansas has implemented a new performance management system for paraprofessional staff to satisfy, in part, the “Developing Excellence in People” goal of the University’s strategic plan. The new performance management system allows supervisors and staff to establish and comment on performance goals throughout the year and, at the end of the year, provide a rating for each goal. In addition, the system requires staff and supervisors to rate and comment on nine core competencies upon which the University’s leadership determined staff should be evaluated. Due to a one-size-fits-all implementation, the definitions and examples supplied by ...


Making Room For New Spaces And Services: Engaging Your Community To Help During The Deselection Process, Robert M. Lindsey, Jorge A. Leon Jr., Lindsey Taggart Oct 2017

Making Room For New Spaces And Services: Engaging Your Community To Help During The Deselection Process, Robert M. Lindsey, Jorge A. Leon Jr., Lindsey Taggart

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Leonard H. Axe Library at Pittsburg State University (PSU) is undergoing a 5-year building renovation focused on creating new services and spaces, including technology rich spaces, media recording rooms, group study spaces, and more. As part of the renovation project, Library Services was tasked with reducing the circulating collection footprint by approximately fifty percent. One part of the challenge was to face the traditional campus and librarian perceptions of reducing the collection. If mishandled, perceptions of the process can turn into negative emotions or public outcry that can delay or shut down a project. Librarians at Axe Library set out ...


We Did It! A Collaborative Collection Development Project At The Ku And Ksu Libraries, Lea H. Currie, Mira Greene Oct 2017

We Did It! A Collaborative Collection Development Project At The Ku And Ksu Libraries, Lea H. Currie, Mira Greene

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

For many years, the KU and KSU Libraries have looked for a method of combining their resources to create a collaborative collection development project. When KSU joined YBP as their main book vendor, it became evident that such a project might get off the ground since KU Libraries were longtime customers of YBP. Since Proquest was the main vendor for e-books for both schools and YBP sold e-books from Proquest, KU and KSU decided to approach their e-book specialist with Proquest to find out if a collaborative demand-driven (DDA) e-book project was possible. Proquest negotiated with the publishers the two ...


Making Room For Change: Rightsizing Psu’S Axe Library Serials Collection, Barbara M. Pope Oct 2017

Making Room For Change: Rightsizing Psu’S Axe Library Serials Collection, Barbara M. Pope

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Print serials collection development has long been a traditional role of academic librarians. However, in the last 20 years, academic libraries’ print serials ownership has declined and online access has begun to take its place, both partially due to concerns with flat or declining budgets as well as lack of space and the need to repurpose this limited space. Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library faces the challenge of balancing its print and electronic serials collections at a university whose programs sometimes do not draw enough on library resources. In an effort to create a meaningful discovery experience for the ...


2017 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services Oct 2017

2017 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services

Seek

Fall 2017 issue of Seek


In A Different Light, News And Communications Services Oct 2017

In A Different Light, News And Communications Services

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Kansas State University’s Applied Aviation Research Center captured aerial photos of Manhattan, Kansas — including the university’s athletics complex — with a near-infrared camera in search of an invasive plant, bush honeysuckle.


The Past: A Collection's Roots, News And Communications Services Oct 2017

The Past: A Collection's Roots, News And Communications Services

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This 1892 photograph shows Mary “Minnie” Reed, one of the first women scientists to graduate from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1886.


Explain It: Path Of Totality, Chris Sorensen Oct 2017

Explain It: Path Of Totality, Chris Sorensen

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Chris Sorensen, university distinguished professor of physics, explains, in under 100 words, what a path of totality is and what happened during the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse.


Engagement: Project 17 Revitalizing Southeast Kansas, Beth Bohn Oct 2017

Engagement: Project 17 Revitalizing Southeast Kansas, Beth Bohn

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Pervasive poverty. High unemployment. Lack of skilled workers. A deficit of civic leadership. The state’s poorest public health indicators. With these challenges and more facing a 17-county region in southeast Kansas, state lawmakers and community leaders and members have turned to Kansas State University for solutions. The result is an awardwinning economic development effort. Project 17 is an innovation-based economic development initiative spearheaded by K-State’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute.


Patent Focus: Growing A Multimillion Dollar Industry For The State Of Kansas, Tiffany Roney Oct 2017

Patent Focus: Growing A Multimillion Dollar Industry For The State Of Kansas, Tiffany Roney

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The years of 2016 and 2017 will go down as bin-busters for Kansas State University plant breeders. K-State normally produces one wheat variety every one or two years, but in 2016 andso far in 2017, K-State breeders have produced six new varieties of wheat. The breedersalso were productive with canola, soybeans and grass, putting out two canola varieties,one soybean variety and the first turfgrass variety in several years. According to K-State plant breeders and licensing experts, these 10 new varieties will generate millions of dollars for the state, the university and Kansas farmers.


Faculty Focus: Drawing--In Place, Sarah Caldwell Hancock Oct 2017

Faculty Focus: Drawing--In Place, Sarah Caldwell Hancock

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Art professor Erin Wiersma uses char from tallgrass burns and an intensely physical process to capture the prairie. Gaze at Flint Hills tallgrass prairie, and you may see scenic hills stretching under an open sky, a home to richly diverse wildlife, or an ancient sea floor. Erin Wiersma, associate professor of art at Kansas State University, sees a new way to draw and understand her adopted home.


Vantage Point: Sky's The Limit For Aerial-Obtained Data, Stephanie Jacques Oct 2017

Vantage Point: Sky's The Limit For Aerial-Obtained Data, Stephanie Jacques

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Looking at problems from a different angle can provide the perspective needed to find solutions. Kansas State University researchers are employing this strategy by using unmanned aircraft systems, or small UAS, to gather important data needed to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, including UAS safety, nuisance species and air composition.


The Curiosity Of Collections: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At What’S In The Drawers, Cabinets And Refrigerators Of K-State Collections And Why It’S Important, Jennifer Tidball Oct 2017

The Curiosity Of Collections: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At What’S In The Drawers, Cabinets And Refrigerators Of K-State Collections And Why It’S Important, Jennifer Tidball

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Collective treasures abound across Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus. From wheat seeds to colorful butterflies, to refrigerated fungi to wardrobes containing regal textiles from China's Ming dynasty; these are the collections at Kansas State University.


Communicating Science For Everyday Use, Jason Hackett Oct 2017

Communicating Science For Everyday Use, Jason Hackett

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For decades, farmers and ranchers learned best practices and better ways to raise their crops and livestock through printed publications and in-person gatherings called field days. Both methods were spearheaded by scientific experts from the university and delivered by extension agents. They were — and are — efficient and successful means of sharing knowledge. Whatever their individual choices, person-to-person contact remains at the center of their communication. The difference is in the delivery.


Feeding A Hungry World: How Kansas State University Is Improving Global Agricultural Production, Pat Melgares Oct 2017

Feeding A Hungry World: How Kansas State University Is Improving Global Agricultural Production, Pat Melgares

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Kansas State University is rising to the challenge through the Feed the Future program, the government’s global hunger and food security initiative that is funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development. The program seeks innovations that will help feed a hungry world.


Shorts, News And Communications Services Oct 2017

Shorts, News And Communications Services

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Shorts

  • K-State: Where economic engagement excels
  • Biologists find male, female live-bearing fish evolve differently
  • A discovery for the record books
  • Center for Sensory Analysis helping consumers ‘Fight Bac'
  • This network planted in safety
  • ‘X’cellent power: Physicists create ‘molecular black hole’ using ultra-intense X-ray pulses
  • Spice up your life — and your meats
  • Raising a stink: Corpse flower experience feast for the eyes, but a sock to the nose


Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout Oct 2017

Table Of Contents And Introduction, Peter Dorhout

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Table of Contents and an Introductory message from Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout for the Seek Magazine Fall 2017 issue.


Michelle Ann Abate And Gwen Athene Tarbox. Graphic Novels For Children And Young Adults. Up Of Mississippi, 2017., Carlos G. Kelly Sep 2017

Michelle Ann Abate And Gwen Athene Tarbox. Graphic Novels For Children And Young Adults. Up Of Mississippi, 2017., Carlos G. Kelly

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Michelle Ann Abate and Gwen Athene Tarbox. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults. UP of Mississippi, 2017.


Craig Hill. Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2017., Jacinta Yanders Sep 2017

Craig Hill. Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2017., Jacinta Yanders

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Craig Hill. Teaching Comics Through Multiple Lenses: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2017.