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Public Acts Of Self-Deliberation: Preparation For Discursive Democracy In Education, Vonzell Agosto Jan 2013

Public Acts Of Self-Deliberation: Preparation For Discursive Democracy In Education, Vonzell Agosto

Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications

This conceptual essay forwards self-deliberation as an act to be included in the preparation of educators and administrators. Self-deliberation is defined as a public act of deliberation that can be instigated pedagogically to prepare students for difficult dialogues on enduring issues in education. Self-deliberation provides another pedagogical method for preparing aspiring educators to participate in deliberative or discursive democracy. Narrative vignettes are used to illustrate the acts of self-deliberation performed by aspiring teachers of color as they consider controversial issues such as affirmative action, racial segregation, and culturally relevant education.


Missing And Shrinking Voices: A Critical Analysis Of Florida's Textbook Adoption Policy, Randria Williams, Vonzell Agosto Jan 2012

Missing And Shrinking Voices: A Critical Analysis Of Florida's Textbook Adoption Policy, Randria Williams, Vonzell Agosto

Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications

This chapter is a critical analysis of the Florida textbook adoption policy and its recent changes. A critical multicultural and critical race theory lens is taken in the analysis of documents for how the representation of ethnic and racial minority groups is reduced and might be enlarged through alternative policy making processes.


Resistance Meets Spirituality In Academia: "I Prayed On It!", Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha Apr 2011

Resistance Meets Spirituality In Academia: "I Prayed On It!", Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

We describe the lived experiences of a Black Woman educational leader who has studied and worked in the academy and in the field of K-12 education. This partial life history, excavated through the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), illuminates the social construction of race and the pervasiveness and permanence of racism. We determined through a series of interviews that the participant's resilient resistance is guided by critical spirituality so that circumstances and people who challenge her also confront this source of power. Her lived experience, from student to faculty member, conveys the challenges and opportunities she faces and ...


Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto Jan 2011

Underrepresented Women In Higher Education: An Overview, Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

Central to understanding how social justice and diversity are articulated in institutions of higher education, are the experiences of female faculty and administrators from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the U.S. system of higher education. According to the Urban Dictionary's (1999 - 2011) website, the word "work" as in "you better work" (1999 - 2011a), or "workin' it" (1999 - 2011b), is used to give praise or approval to another person and is analogous to:


Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam Jan 2011

Journey Of Elam: Her Pedagogy As A Public Intellectual, Zorka Karanxha, Vonzell Agosto, Donna Elam

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

We explore pedagogical moments reflecting the social justice inspired servant-leadership of Dr. Elam in her journey as a public intellectual. Using auto/biographical methods we examine critical moments in her work across contexts: conducting diversity workshops, providing professional development for principals and teachers, and leading district and regional interventions in response to court orders to racially desegregate. We focus her leadership through the lens of critical pedagogy. In the journey of Elam we find an expression of critical social justice leadership that is inspired and empowered by the values of public service, spirituality, and humanitarianism. This auto/biography contributes to ...


Problematic Conceptualizations: Allies In Teacher Education For Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto Oct 2010

Problematic Conceptualizations: Allies In Teacher Education For Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

This review of the literature on the concept ally and ally identity development was inspired by a qualitative study exploring the identities and social justice values of prospective teachers of color. Although the participants in the original study never used the term ally, their narratives inspired me to characterize them as allies in the struggle for social justice education. However, a review of the literature on allies, as analyzed through critical race theory and critical discourse analysis, revealed emerging conceptualizations of ally as incongruent with minority identities as they position people of color at the periphery of this social justice ...


Blogs & Glogs: Revitalizing Class Projects, Krista Bittenbender Royal Sep 2010

Blogs & Glogs: Revitalizing Class Projects, Krista Bittenbender Royal

INTO Faculty and Staff Publications

This workshop looks at two technologies that can be used to energize traditional poster and writing assignments to bring them beyond text: Glogster and Blogger. Both are free, easy to use websites with which students can create web pages with images, text, and audio to share with their classmates and the world. In the workshop, intended for instructors and curriculum coordinators, we will look at each of these platforms, discuss examples of project assignment guides using each of the sites, and talk about other ways they could be integrated into courses. I will also share some student feedback and some ...


Using Ning For Conversation Partner Networks, Krista Bittenbender Royal Jul 2010

Using Ning For Conversation Partner Networks, Krista Bittenbender Royal

INTO Faculty and Staff Publications

Providing opportunities for conversation practice is one way that an IEP can help students improve their English as well as enhance their engagement in the language learning process. However, matching individual language learners to fluent English speakers can be difficult and time consuming. This workshop will introduce participants involved in setting up such interactions to Ning, a free online social networking platform which can facilitate the creation of individualized networks. Participants will gain insights into how one IEP used Ning to connect ELLs to university students interested in having conversation partners.


Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 2 – Mining The Health Numeracy Literature For Assessment Items, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2009

Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 2 – Mining The Health Numeracy Literature For Assessment Items, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

A topic search of the Web of Science (WoS) database using the term “numeracy” produced a bibliography of 293 articles, reviews and editorial commentaries (Oct 2008). The citation graph of the bibliography clearly identifies five benchmark papers (1995-2001), four of which developed numeracy assessment instruments. Starting with the 80 papers that cite these benchmarks, we identified a set of 25 papers (1995-2008) in which the medical research community reports the development and/or application of health-numeracy assessments. In all we found 10 assessment instruments from which we have compiled a total of 48 assessment items. There are both general and ...


Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 1: The Bibliography And Its Role In The History Of This Journal, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez Jan 2008

Quantitative Literacy On The Web Of Science, 1: The Bibliography And Its Role In The History Of This Journal, H. Len Vacher, Todd A. Chavez

Academic Resources Faculty and Staff Publications

Prior to deciding to propose in 2006 that the National Numeracy Network (NNN) publish a new journal for quantitative literacy with their support, the University of South Florida Libraries investigated the publication environment of the field on the Web of Science®. Reproducing part of that study in this paper, we present findings from topic searches (March 2008) for “numeracy,” “quantitative literacy,” and “statistical literacy.” These updated results include a combined bibliography of 338 peer-reviewed articles amongst 210 different journals, by 748 authors from 321 institutions in 25 countries, in a total of 87 subjects (34% of the subject classes in ...


Who Are Latino/A Prospective Teachers And What Do They Bring To U.S. Schools?, Mary L. Gomez, Terri L. Rodriguez, Vonzell Agosto Jan 2008

Who Are Latino/A Prospective Teachers And What Do They Bring To U.S. Schools?, Mary L. Gomez, Terri L. Rodriguez, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

In this article, the authors draw on life-history methods to investigate the family, school, university, and teacher education experiences of three Latino teacher candidates in a large, midwestern, research-oriented university in the United States. They show how in university social experiences and in teacher education classes and field experiences, these young men often felt misinterpreted in interactions with white females in particular. Also evident is their strong desire to make personal connections with youth and families they teach. The authors offer suggestions for how teacher educators can be more responsive to prospective male elementary teachers and teacher candidates of color.


Mary Dooley Oral History Interview By Deborah Anderson Silvers, November 14, 2007, Mary Dooley (Interviewee), Deborah Anderson Silvers (Interviewer) Nov 2007

Mary Dooley Oral History Interview By Deborah Anderson Silvers, November 14, 2007, Mary Dooley (Interviewee), Deborah Anderson Silvers (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Oral history interview with Mary Dooley, band administrator and color guard director of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. Dooley joined the band program in 1998, the year it started, having previously worked at a high school for twelve years. Some decisions about the band had already been made when she arrived, such as its name and uniform, but the first band director had to decide what style the band was going to be and design the shows. The first few years were a process of trial and error, since there were no established procedures or traditions for the Herd ...


What Are We Tripping On?: Transgressing The Fault Lines In Research On The Preparation Of Multicultural Educators, Carl A. Grant, Vonzell Agosto Jan 2006

What Are We Tripping On?: Transgressing The Fault Lines In Research On The Preparation Of Multicultural Educators, Carl A. Grant, Vonzell Agosto

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications

How do we prepare multicultural educators? The purpose of the chapter is to discuss some of the research in multicultural teacher education that speaks to, and in doing so, participates in the life of this enduring problem. In what direction might other rationales and lines of inquiry lead the research in multicultural teacher education.


Mohinder Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 25, 2005, Mohinder Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Apr 2005

Mohinder Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 25, 2005, Mohinder Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Mohinder Jain describes her education at USF in the 1960s and her involvement with the local community, particularly with the Head Start program. Jain served on the Florida Commission on Education in the 1990s, and on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women in the 2000s.


Roger Frazee Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 12, 2005, Roger Frazee (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Apr 2005

Roger Frazee Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 12, 2005, Roger Frazee (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Roger Frazee discusses his involvement with the USF Sarasota campus, where he serves on the Alumni Association and Leadership Council. He describes the establishment of the campus, funding disputes, the creation of the honors program, and the campus's expansion and development. Frazee also served on the search committee that selected Judy Genshaft as university president.


Gerald Giglia Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, March 29, 2005, Gerald Giglia (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Mar 2005

Gerald Giglia Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, March 29, 2005, Gerald Giglia (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Gerald Giglia, who attended USF from 1963 to 1968, describes life as a commuter student and Greek during the social unrest of the 1960s. Giglia later became a member of the Alumni Association and the Alumni Board.


Anila Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, March 28, 2005, Anila Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Mar 2005

Anila Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, March 28, 2005, Anila Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Anila Jain, who was a student at USF from 1977 to 1981, describes her involvement with student life. Jain became an Alumni Association board member in 1982 and has continued to be active with the organization. She also discusses her relationship with the Sarasota campus, and the evolution of USF.


Samuel Lamar Wright Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, February 16, 2005, Samuel Lamar Wright (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Feb 2005

Samuel Lamar Wright Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, February 16, 2005, Samuel Lamar Wright (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Dr. Samuel Wright speaks about some of the multicultural aspects of the University of South Florida and of his role as a recruiter for the University.


Andy Honker Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, February 10, 2005, H. Andrew Honker (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Feb 2005

Andy Honker Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, February 10, 2005, H. Andrew Honker (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Andy Honker came to USF as a resident instructor in 1969. Eventually, he worked his way up to Head of Campus Recreation. Now retired, Mr. Honker talks about campus life in the 1970s and the growth of Campus Recreation since he started here.


Tony Grier Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, January 27, 2005, Tony Grier (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Jan 2005

Tony Grier Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, January 27, 2005, Tony Grier (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Tony Grier, former member of the USF basketball team, discusses the basketball program and the university during his time as a student in the early 1980s. Grier wrote a book about the history of the USF basketball program, and created USF Sports Week on WEDU.


Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Mark Greenberg, January 19, 2005, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Mark I. Greenberg (Interviewer) Jan 2005

Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Mark Greenberg, January 19, 2005, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Mark I. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Betty Castor discusses her political career and her time as commissioner of education. She then describes how she was selected USF president, and talks about some of the university's advancements and accomplishments during her presidency from 1994 to 1999.


John Grant Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, December 7, 2004, John Grant (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Dec 2004

John Grant Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, December 7, 2004, John Grant (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Former State Representative and Senator John Grant describes his experiences at USF as a student in the 1960s and as an instructor in the 1970s.


Cecil Mackey Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, November 2, 2004, Maurice Cecil Mackey (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Nov 2004

Cecil Mackey Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, November 2, 2004, Maurice Cecil Mackey (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Cecil Mackey, former USF President (1971-1976), talks about his time at USF. Major issues that arose during his presidency included the beginnings of USF at Sarasota, growth of the College of Medicine, and issues with the student newspaper.


Tina Johnson Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, October 4, 2004, Tina P. Johnson (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Oct 2004

Tina Johnson Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, October 4, 2004, Tina P. Johnson (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Tina Johnson, a 1981 graduate of USF, discusses campus life in the 1980s and the awards she won while attending the university, including the Publix and Jerkins Scholarships. Ms. Johnson is currently a member of the USF Foundation.


Joseph Ingrao Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 23, 2004, Joseph Ingrao (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Sep 2004

Joseph Ingrao Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 23, 2004, Joseph Ingrao (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Joseph Ingrao discusses his time spent at USF as a student in the 1990s and his position as the Special Events Center's Technical Director, which ended in 2003.


Jim Magill Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 20, 2004, Jim Magill (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Sep 2004

Jim Magill Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 20, 2004, Jim Magill (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Jim Magill, an employee of legislative affairs for the State of Florida, discusses his time spent at USF. Magill was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and has served as USF Alumni Association President.


Paul Griffin Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 16, 2004, Paul Griffin (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Sep 2004

Paul Griffin Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 16, 2004, Paul Griffin (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Paul Griffin, Athletic Director at USF for 15 years, talks about the birth of the football program, the challenges they faced in getting started, and the successes of the program since implementation.


Jacqueline "Spike" Gillespie Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 8, 2004, Jacqueline Gillespie (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Sep 2004

Jacqueline "Spike" Gillespie Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, September 8, 2004, Jacqueline Gillespie (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Jacqueline "Spike" Gillespie discusses her time on campus, during which she wrote a column for The Oracle called "Bloody Monday" that typically highlighted a controversial topic.


Angie Brewer Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, August 26, 2004, Angie Brewer (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Aug 2004

Angie Brewer Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, August 26, 2004, Angie Brewer (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Angie Brewer, a USF alumna and the founder of Angie Brewer and Associates, shares her experience on the Tampa campus and her return to school after an unexpected circumstance caused her to drop out in the 1960s. Brewer is a supporter of USF Sarasota, where she eventually earned her degree taking night classes, as well as USF Athletics, attending as many sporting events during the year as possible.


John Kiser Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, August 24, 2004, John Kiser (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Aug 2004

John Kiser Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, August 24, 2004, John Kiser (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

John Kiser, a 1974 graduate of USF, discusses his educational career at the university, including his involvement with Sigma Nu fraternity, collegiate sports and campus activities.