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Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


In Search Of Aesthetic Space: Delaying Intentionality In Teaching/Learning Situations, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta Dec 2000

In Search Of Aesthetic Space: Delaying Intentionality In Teaching/Learning Situations, Margaret A. Macintyre Latta

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Aesthetic considerations are qualitative, personal, and value laden and do not fi t well into existing educational frameworks. Yet, I think greater aesthetic awareness is a pragmatic and philosophical necessity missing in much schooling. An aesthetic context calls for a rethinking and revaluing of what is educationally important. Th is paper explores such possibilities along with the concrete implications of taking aesthetic considerations seriously, within a school setting. Opened in September, 1997, the Creative Arts Centre, Milton Williams School, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has chosen to value the creating process, primary to the arts, within the school ...


12-07-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Dec 2000

12-07-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

Undated

This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Taking “Stock” Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge In Science Education, Harcharan Pardhan, Alan Wheeler Dec 2000

Taking “Stock” Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge In Science Education, Harcharan Pardhan, Alan Wheeler

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This article focuses on efforts of facilitate the development of MEd science students' conceptual understanding of content, pedagogy and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). A basic premise of the approach taken was that to teach conceptually, students must learn conceptually. A four-step conceptual process was followed with the participants to help them actively construct knowledge about fundamental science concepts and enhance their confidence and enthusiasm for science teaching. Equivalent forms of an assessment instrument entitled the Science Test of Content Knowledge (STOCK), used as per- and post-performance measures, revealed a significant difference. The article describes the structured activities built into the ...


12-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Dec 2000

12-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

Undated

This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin Dec 2000

Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

To make personally meaningful connections with poetry as a genre, students in the author's seventh grade classes generated original metaphors to describe the essence of poetry.


A Descriptive Analysis Of Selected Personality Traits Of Student Teachers In Physical Education, Chunlei Lu Dec 2000

A Descriptive Analysis Of Selected Personality Traits Of Student Teachers In Physical Education, Chunlei Lu

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study investigated changes in six personality traits over a course of a teaching semester. The personality traits measured included anxiety, concentration, confidence, mental preparation, motivation, and cooperation. An adapted Psychological Skills Inventory for Sport (PSIS) questionnaire was administered to student teachers before (PRE), at mid-term (MID), and immediate after (POST) a student teaching period. Repeated Measures Multivariate Analysis of Variance (rm MANOVA) and rm ANOVA and t-test of Scheffe were used to analyze differences for each the selected personality traits in terms of time (PRE, MID, and POST). The results reported significant differences in anxiety, concentration, confidence in terms ...


Csrd Roll-Out In Maine: Lessons From A Statewide Case Study, Edmund T. Hamann, Brett Lane, Matthew Hudak Dec 2000

Csrd Roll-Out In Maine: Lessons From A Statewide Case Study, Edmund T. Hamann, Brett Lane, Matthew Hudak

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Creating a Cohort of Like-Minded Schools to Implement Like-Minded Change
Methodology
Maine’s decision to tie together CSRD and Promising Futures
Implementing CSRD: Coherence, Collegiality, and Personalization
Lessons from non-funded schools
Conclusion
Endnotes
References
Appendix A: Our handout for the May 2000 Maine CSRD School Workshop
Appendix B: Overheads from the July 13, 2000 IAS Summer Meeting
Appendix C: Promising Futures’ 15 Core Practices
Appendix D: The “Continuum of Evidence” Guide for School Portfolios


Public School Principals’ Perceptions In Accredited And Non-Accredited Elementary Schools Regarding Strategies To Improve Student Performance On The Michigan Education Assessment Program, Mattie P. Hampton Dec 2000

Public School Principals’ Perceptions In Accredited And Non-Accredited Elementary Schools Regarding Strategies To Improve Student Performance On The Michigan Education Assessment Program, Mattie P. Hampton

Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to investigate whether principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of non-accredited elementary schools significantly differ in their perceptions in regards to selected strategies used to prepare students for the Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP). More specifically, this study attempted to address three focused interrelated questions: (I) Will principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of nonaccredited elementary schools significantly differ in their perceptions in regards to selected curriculum strategies used to prepare students for the MEAP? (2) Will principals of summary accredited elementary schools and principals of non-accredited elementary schools ...


Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Alignment In Michigan Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Relationship Of Use To Student Meap Scores In Writing, John Rasmussen Dec 2000

Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Alignment In Michigan Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Relationship Of Use To Student Meap Scores In Writing, John Rasmussen

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which Michigan fifth grade teachers use components of instructional alignment in writing instruction, and then to compare the writing MEAP scores from a sample of fifth grade elementary buildings in Michigan to determine if there was a relationship between writing test scores and (a) teachers’ years of experience; (b) the degree to which fifth grade teachers use the Michigan Model Core Curriculum in writing, the Michigan Curriculum Framework, or local curriculum documents containing this curricula, to plan their lessons; (c) the degree to which teachers perceive they are implementing ...


Issues Of Factorial Invariance Inherent In Conceptual Change: Teachers’ Evolving Perceptions Of Classroom Practice, Cynthia C. Phillips Dec 2000

Issues Of Factorial Invariance Inherent In Conceptual Change: Teachers’ Evolving Perceptions Of Classroom Practice, Cynthia C. Phillips

Dissertations

This study explored the extent to which confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) can be used to address the measurement challenges faced by evaluators engaged in the assessment of change; in particular, the interpretation of self-report survey data collected under quasi-experimental conditions. The psychometric principles behind the instruments used to measure change are built on the assumptions that the constructs of interest remain stable and that error and score magnitude alone may vary. This study examined the complications that arise, with respect to the valid use of change scores, when the constructs of interest reflect conceptual change.

CFA techniques are available enabling ...


Looking For Evidence In The Teaching Of Mathematics, Ray Peck, A Bishop, S Bennett Nov 2000

Looking For Evidence In The Teaching Of Mathematics, Ray Peck, A Bishop, S Bennett

Ray Peck

The joint Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers AAMT/Monash University project 'Excellence in the teaching of mathematics: professional standards project' has been working with teacher focus groups in four states to try and build a picture of what mathematics teachers believe represents excellent teaching. This paper discusses the second aim of this project: to develop an assessment scheme and protocols for certifying this excellence. Topics discussed are developing ways to assess excellence, looking at an American model of assessment - the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and other models for standards of excellence in teaching.


Methods 1/2/3/4 : Tasks Designed To Develop The Characteristics Possessed By Talented Mathematicians, G Williams, G Cowling, Ray Peck, J Ripon Nov 2000

Methods 1/2/3/4 : Tasks Designed To Develop The Characteristics Possessed By Talented Mathematicians, G Williams, G Cowling, Ray Peck, J Ripon

Ray Peck

This paper discusses group learning among VCE mathematics students at a combined schools' workshop in Hamilton, Victoria, and at Gippsland Grammar. When tasks with the potential for collaborative groups to discover complexities are used in conjunction with a teaching approach like class collaboration students tend to engage with the tasks, more frequently display the types of characteristics possessed by talented mathematicians, and develop new mathematical understandings. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the tks described in this paper are suitable for such a purpose.


Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz Nov 2000

Extension Workers As Orchestrators Of Civic Renewal Through Civic Professionalism, Nancy K. Franz

Nancy K. Franz

I have a passion and a bias. I am passionate about the important role of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in civic renewal. My bias is that extension workers (also known as agents or educators) are the key to civic renewal throughout the United States. No other institution has the same ability to reach all of America with education and organizing efforts. With extension workers in every county in the nation, this group of professionals and their work cut across age, race, ethnicity, religion, geography and many other demographic characteristics. Extension has a long history of being active in civic ...


The Education Of Migrant Children In Michigan: A Policy Analysis Report, Maria Teresa Tatto, Virginia Lundstrom-Ndibongo, Brenda E. Newman, Sally E. Nogle, Loukia K. Sarroub, James M. Weiler Nov 2000

The Education Of Migrant Children In Michigan: A Policy Analysis Report, Maria Teresa Tatto, Virginia Lundstrom-Ndibongo, Brenda E. Newman, Sally E. Nogle, Loukia K. Sarroub, James M. Weiler

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Occasional Paper No. 72

The present report originated in a MSU policy analysis class taught during 1996. The professor and students agreed to construct a class that represented a grounded experience in policy analysis touching upon a current and relevant issue. We began exploring the policies surrounding the education of migrant children in Michigan.

Our goal was to learn about the policies related to the of education of migrant workers’ children and to develop an understanding of the issue’s complexities. We knew our work would be limited by time, financial, and political constraints. These constraints limited our work to ...


Teaching Science To English-As-Second-Language Learners: Teaching, Learning, And Assessment Strategies For Elementary Esl Students, Gayle A. Buck Nov 2000

Teaching Science To English-As-Second-Language Learners: Teaching, Learning, And Assessment Strategies For Elementary Esl Students, Gayle A. Buck

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The number of reported LEP students enrolled in public and nonpublic schools has been increasing since 1986. In 1997, 22 State Education Agencies (SEA) in the United States reported the percent age of LEP students increased more than 10 per cent, and nine SEAs reported increases of 25 percent or greater (Macias, 1998). Overall, the number of students who speak languages other than English at home increased by more than 68 percent in the past 10 years (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 1997). This article relates to the National Science Education Standards’ Teaching Standard B: Teachers of ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The Characteristics Of Effective Teachers Of Aboriginal Middle School Students, Mort Harslett, Bernard Harrison, John Godfrey, Gary Partington, Kaye Richer Nov 2000

Teacher Perceptions Of The Characteristics Of Effective Teachers Of Aboriginal Middle School Students, Mort Harslett, Bernard Harrison, John Godfrey, Gary Partington, Kaye Richer

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper reports a component of research that involved interviewing teachers identified as effective with Aboriginal students in selected primary and secondary schools in urban and regional Western Australia. The research shows that characteristics of effective teachers include understanding Aboriginal culture, history, and students’ home backgrounds; an ability to develop good relationships with Aboriginal students and their families, a sense of humour, and preparedness to invest time to interact with Aboriginal students out of the classroom in order to strengthen relationships. The research also indicates that effective teachers understand that Aboriginal students are often more independent than others, do not ...


Critiacal Reflective Practice And Workplace Learning : Impediments And Possibilities In Teacher Education, Barry Down, Carol Hogan Nov 2000

Critiacal Reflective Practice And Workplace Learning : Impediments And Possibilities In Teacher Education, Barry Down, Carol Hogan

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Professional practica are an essential part of teacher education and other professional education programs, but university staff often express concern that prac. experiences are fundamentally conservative, emphasising preparation for the status quo rather than for what might be. In recent years other forms of workplace-based university learning have been devised, where staff have sought to build units of study around a core of reflective practice, action research and professional development. This paper describes one such initiative, a final semester internship for fourth year education students which enabled them to design and negotiate their own professional development plans in any one ...


Curriculum And Assessment : A Question Of Politics?, Christine R. Brew, Gilah C. Leder Nov 2000

Curriculum And Assessment : A Question Of Politics?, Christine R. Brew, Gilah C. Leder

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) has been subject to ongoing modifications since its full introduction in 1992. These changes were largely driven by vocal opponents of this educational reform. In this paper we give voice to teachers charged with implementing the curriculum and assessment directives of the VCE. Specifically, we draw on the experiences of close to 500 senior mathematics teachers – through interview and survey data - to consider the impact on them of the evolution of the VCE.


Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia Nov 2000

Staff Development Strategies And Contexts Associated With Positive Impacts On Teachers_ Attitudes And Practices, Susan Gracia

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify staff development strategies, organizational contexts, and teacher characteristics that were associated with positive impacts on teachers_ attitudes and practices. The study focused on 89 elementary teachers in 11 schools across 5 districts, all of whom participated in a state-sponsored staff development project during the 1999/2000 academic year. This staff development initiative was designed to assist teachers in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement standards-based math instruction and assessment in their classrooms.

Using surveys, interviews, and written teacher logs, data were gathered regarding the amounts and types of ...


Recruitment And Retention Of African American Females In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Results?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell Oct 2000

Recruitment And Retention Of African American Females In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Results?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

"Our goal is to present the findings of the study and challenge the audience to consider the aspects of the program the researchers believe made the difference in recruitment and retention for these African American female students."


The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 2000): For-Profit And Traditional Institutions: What Can Be Learned From The Differences?, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Deborah Hirsch, Robert R. Newton, Jeffrey Apfel Oct 2000

The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 2000): For-Profit And Traditional Institutions: What Can Be Learned From The Differences?, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Deborah Hirsch, Robert R. Newton, Jeffrey Apfel

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd Oct 2000

Moving A University Or College Toward A Lifelong Learning Orientation, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Extensive research and experiences have been conducted in to the processes necessary for moving a university or college toward a lifelong learning orientation. These ideas are presented here for consideration and assistance for these who wish to implement and test the ideas in new and different contexts. This paper focuses on the following elements: A definition of lifelong learning; Criteria producing a solution to today's lifelong learning issues, Faculty development of good practice oriented toward understanding and helping adults learn; Domains for planning and implementing a successful lifelong learning institution; Understanding developments that will change the environment in which ...


Lessons And Possibilities: Notes Regarding Csrd In Puerto Rico, Edmund T. Hamann, Pinette Pineiro, Brett Lane, Patti Smith Sep 2000

Lessons And Possibilities: Notes Regarding Csrd In Puerto Rico, Edmund T. Hamann, Pinette Pineiro, Brett Lane, Patti Smith

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
MACRO-LESSONS REGARDING PUERTO RICAN CSRD IMPLEMENTATION
PUERTO RICO’S FOUR MODELS
REFLECTIONS ON THE LAB AND PRDOE CSRD EFFORTS WITH PUERTO RICAN EDUCATORS
CONCLUSION
For U.S. Department of Education
For Puerto Rico Department of Education
For LAB at Brown
ENDNOTES
REFERENCES
APPENDIX A: Materials brought back to the LAB (from second site visit)


Pre-Service Teachers' Assumption Of Responsibility For The Academic Successes And Failures Of Their Students In Physical Education, Kaduabu S. Ajongbah Sep 2000

Pre-Service Teachers' Assumption Of Responsibility For The Academic Successes And Failures Of Their Students In Physical Education, Kaduabu S. Ajongbah

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Effective teachers communicate their expectations to students and hold them responsible for accomplishing tasks. Expectations of teachers for their students can greatly influence student learning.

The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which pre-service teachers assumed responsibility for the academic success and failures of their students in the classroom or gymnasium.

A total of seventy subjects (N=70) participated in the study. The subjects enrolled in the student teaching program of the Department of Physical Education and Sport at the State University of New York, College at Brockport.

The Responsibility for Student Achievement Questionnaire was administered ...


The District Role In Building Capacity: Four Strategies, Diane Massell Sep 2000

The District Role In Building Capacity: Four Strategies, Diane Massell

CPRE Policy Briefs

School districts strongly influence the strategic choices that schools make to improve teaching and learning. Districts—composed of local school boards, superintendents, and central office staff—act as gatekeepers for federal and state policy by translating, interpreting, supporting, or blocking actions on their schools’ behalf. In fact, the efforts of districts to build the capacity of students, teachers, and schools are often the major, and sometimes only, source of external assistance that schools receive. In an effort to revisit the often forgotten role of districts in the improvement process, this policy brief explores the promises and challenges of four major ...


Training Elementary Teachers For The New Millennium, Dixie Metheny, David Davison Sep 2000

Training Elementary Teachers For The New Millennium, Dixie Metheny, David Davison

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Knowing And Teaching Elementary Mathematics By Liping Ma, Roger Howe Sep 2000

Book Review: Knowing And Teaching Elementary Mathematics By Liping Ma, Roger Howe

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Maps Study Final Report For The Program “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg Aug 2000

Maps Study Final Report For The Program “Museums And Public Schools” On Behalf Of Museums In The Park And Chicago Public Schools, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

Evaluation of the first year implementation of the Museums and Public schools (MAPS) initiative is reported. The MAPS initiative is described in its original proposal in the following way: “Guided by the Chicago and Illinois academic standards, (MAPS) …will, over time, make museum resources a creative and integral part of classroom learning and teaching. In so doing, this partnership will enhance teacher knowledge and skills, enrich student educational experiences and advance the educational attainment of all children in Chicago’s public schools. In short, this collaboration is an investment in Chicago’s future.”


Assessment And Preparation Of Career And Technical Education Teachers: Implications For Curriculum Development, Victor K.A. Gbomita Aug 2000

Assessment And Preparation Of Career And Technical Education Teachers: Implications For Curriculum Development, Victor K.A. Gbomita

International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) Conference

The study was designed to determine the preparedness of a cohort of career and technical teachers to meet the requirements of the contemporary classroom. Using the field-based, competency-based alternative teacher education model operated by Temple University, it was determined that Temple University's career and technical education teachers felt well prepared to meet the challenges of the contemporary classroom. It was also evident that there were both similarities and differences in how teachers in academic disciplines and teachers in career and technical fields perceived their readiness to teach the next generation of students. Indicators in the study further suggest that ...