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Time Efficient Team Building, Kristi Alexander, Bruce Johnson, Dorothy Winslow Jul 2002

Time Efficient Team Building, Kristi Alexander, Bruce Johnson, Dorothy Winslow

Essays in Education

Team building requires the knowledge of available tools to accomplish the tasks at hand while working in time constraints of school districts. This article reviews: a) effective team building strategies, b) applies team building to develop new knowledge, and c) makes use of total quality management tools to build teams in a limited time frame.


New Teachers And Old Pay Structures: An Analysis Of How Teacher Pay Influences Job Acceptance Of First-Year Teachers, Chance W. Lewis Apr 2002

New Teachers And Old Pay Structures: An Analysis Of How Teacher Pay Influences Job Acceptance Of First-Year Teachers, Chance W. Lewis

Essays in Education

This study identified whether compensation packages were a factor in first-year teacher’s decisions to accept a teaching position in the states of Colorado and Louisiana. This study involved (a) identifying the components of a school district’s compensation package that were factors in the job acceptance decisions as indicated by respondents and (b) indicating other factors besides compensation that played a major role in job acceptance decisions.

The study surveyed a sample of 12 school districts in Colorado and Louisiana during the 2000-2001 academic school year. It included first-year teachers in the 12 approved school districts that had no ...


The Role Of The Administrator In Instructional Technology Policy, Philip T.K. Daniel, Jason P. Nance Mar 2002

The Role Of The Administrator In Instructional Technology Policy, Philip T.K. Daniel, Jason P. Nance

Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Race, Ethnicity, Class, And School Dropouts: A Policy Perspective, Richard C. Verdugo Jan 2002

Race, Ethnicity, Class, And School Dropouts: A Policy Perspective, Richard C. Verdugo

Trotter Review

The author presents a review of literature on conditions and circumstances that cause youth to drop out before finishing high school. The essay explains the key features of both cultural and structural theories of low academic performance, and the author argues these theories might profitably be fused in order to formulate effective dropout prevention/intervention policies. The author recommends use of the public health model for prevention and intervention and synthesizes the findings of three recent reports on effective dropout programs.


Alternative School Administrators "At Risk": What Does It Mean For Children?, Christopher Dunbar Jr. Jan 2002

Alternative School Administrators "At Risk": What Does It Mean For Children?, Christopher Dunbar Jr.

Trotter Review

Alternative public schools have evolved from their origins in school choice and the progressive education movement of the 1920's into a system of schools that have become the assigned "dumping ground" for a population of ill-prepared, behaviorally disruptive youth, a population that is also disproportionately composed of minority students. Research suggests these schools fall short of providing an optimal educational opportunity for their students. There are multiple factors that place alternative school administrators "at risk" of failing in their charge to educate. Using a case study from a Midwestern alternative school, the author focuses on policy and the role ...


The Impact Of A Culturally Responsive School Environment On Pre-Service Teachers' Willingness To Teach In A School, Delois Maxwell Jan 2002

The Impact Of A Culturally Responsive School Environment On Pre-Service Teachers' Willingness To Teach In A School, Delois Maxwell

Trotter Review

In a climate that acknowledges the need for teacher educators to prepare new teachers for culturally diverse student bodies, the study examines the extent to which selected features of an urban school environment affect a preservice teacher's willingness to teach in the school. A survey was administered to 48 preservice teachers after they completed a 7-week student teaching experience in a large urban school district. The survey sample was drawn from a northeastern university which enrolls 90% Caucasian education students. The study pursues the following research questions: does race/ethnicity, gender, program level, school location and major relate to ...


30 Years And A Daughter Later, Jerry Flanagan Jan 2002

30 Years And A Daughter Later, Jerry Flanagan

The Vermont Connection

A graduate of the HESA program reflects on what the experience meant to him when he started it thirty years ago and how it has enriched his personal and professional life since he enrolled. He will write about the trends he has witnessed in higher education and student affairs as a professional who entered the field just as “student affairs” was being recognized as a legitimate profession.


Meditations On Helping, Pamela K. Gardner Jan 2002

Meditations On Helping, Pamela K. Gardner

The Vermont Connection

While writing my dissertation there were many moments of writer’s block. During one, I wrote about the scene outside my window. It became a metaphor for my thesis: that reflecting on our actions and the stories we tell ourselves can help us be better educators, counselors, and human beings. The dissertation, titled--Living a Life Beyond Fear: A Narrative Exploration of College Career Counseling and Student Affairs Professional Preparation, is currently being reviewed by my faculty committee.


What Are Teachers Doing To Accommodate For Special Needs Students In The Classroom?, Brenda Stevens, Caroline Everington, Stacy Kozar-Kocsis Jan 2002

What Are Teachers Doing To Accommodate For Special Needs Students In The Classroom?, Brenda Stevens, Caroline Everington, Stacy Kozar-Kocsis

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Elementary teachers (N=42) from a district implementing inclusive practice were surveyed to determine: a) if the frequency of curricular modifications made differ by type of student disability, b) if there is a difference in the frequency of curricular modifications made for special and typical students, and c) if a relationship exists between modifications made for special needs students and for typical students. Results indicate the frequency of teachers' curricular modifications does not differ by type of disability; that they make significantly more frequent modifications for special needs students; and that there is a significant relationship between the frequency of ...


Alternative Degree Program For Hospitality Educators, Dana V. Tesone, George Alexakis Jan 2002

Alternative Degree Program For Hospitality Educators, Dana V. Tesone, George Alexakis

Hospitality Review

Hospitality and tourism education programs are becoming increasingly popular, as is an increased demand for qualified faculty Tends suggest that an insufficient number of qualified candidates exist relative to the demand for new faculty appointments. The authors present a proposed model for newly developed doctoral programs in hospitality education and suggestions for administrators considering the development of terminal degree programs for hospitality educators.


Administering An International Hospitality Education Program, Karen Lieberman Jan 2002

Administering An International Hospitality Education Program, Karen Lieberman

Hospitality Review

Understanding the political structure of educations and applying principles of political action may help avoid the destruction of educations alliances formed between partners of divergent backgrounds. The author discusses how this form of analysis may also be of benefit in understanding the problem technically-oriented hospitality programs from abroad often have articulating with the academic administrations in most American universities.


Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion In A Non-Traditional Classroom, Julie K. Ivey Ph.D., Kathryn Reinke Ph.D. Jan 2002

Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes Toward Inclusion In A Non-Traditional Classroom, Julie K. Ivey Ph.D., Kathryn Reinke Ph.D.

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 52 pre-service teachers’ participation in an outdoor education program, for sixth grade students, on their attitudes toward inclusion of students with special needs. A survey was administered before and after the three-day event. After the experience the subjects felt more familiar with the concept of inclusion and realized possible conflicts between expectations of regular classroom teachers and special education teachers. This suggests that experiences in outdoor settings, a learning environment not usually explored, can influence pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward inclusion of students with special needs as well as make ...


Welcome, Patricia R. Renick Ph.D. Jan 2002

Welcome, Patricia R. Renick Ph.D.

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education.

Providing insight into changing the attitudes of regular educators concerning inclusive practice and knowledge concerning accommodating students with special learning needs is the focus of this edition. We also have an article addressing concerns about the use of behavior modification in public school classrooms. As the conversation continues concerning including students with special needs in regular education classrooms, the need for greater awareness and acceptance of the diversity inherent in the human condition becomes clearer in light of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. One ...


A Three Dimensional Model For The Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities, Kimberly G. Griffith Ph.D., Mark J. Cooper Ph.D., Ravic P. Ringlaben Jan 2002

A Three Dimensional Model For The Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities, Kimberly G. Griffith Ph.D., Mark J. Cooper Ph.D., Ravic P. Ringlaben

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

The main thrust of preparation for inclusion has been to prepare the general education teacher as well as the student with exceptionalities for this educational initiative. Students without disabilities are often not the prevailing focus in these efforts. This model is an archetype that enables peers to understand, accept, and care for their classmates with exceptionalities. Students acquire knowledge about disabilities, skills are developed that help them interact appropriately, and activities are provided that influence more positive thoughts and behaviors among all students. A circle is used as a metaphor to explain the relationship of individuals in the class. The ...


Identifying Accommodations For Inclusion Settings: A Strategy For Special And General Educators, Karen A. Verbeke Ph.D. Jan 2002

Identifying Accommodations For Inclusion Settings: A Strategy For Special And General Educators, Karen A. Verbeke Ph.D.

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Identifying accommodations for students with disabilities is an important part of the collaboration that must take place between special and general educators as a result of the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 1997). The law has placed more emphasis on having students with disabilities receive the majority of their instruction in “regular” classes with the use of supplementary aids and services. Identifying these accommodations can be a daunting task for new as well as veteran teachers because there are so many possible accommodations. One strategy, PRESS, has been effective in the training of new teachers and ...


Behavior Analysis: No Defense Required, James D. Dunne Ph.D. Jan 2002

Behavior Analysis: No Defense Required, James D. Dunne Ph.D.

Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Many people, professional educators and others, criticize what they call behavior modification because they believe it applies only to animals or people with disabilities and represents little more than the application of good common sense. This paper argues that behavior modification, more accurately called behavior analysis, has produced many procedures that apply to the behavior of people with and without disabilities across a variety of settings. This paper examines 4 behavior analytic teaching strategies (Personalized System of Instruction, Programmed Instruction, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching) to illustrate the sophistication and wide application of behavior analysis. It concludes that such behavior ...


Corporations: An Untapped Resource For Higher Education Administrators Who Seek To Enhance Student Learning, Jonathon H. Jankowski Jan 2002

Corporations: An Untapped Resource For Higher Education Administrators Who Seek To Enhance Student Learning, Jonathon H. Jankowski

The Vermont Connection

Higher education currently has a strict focus on the personal, intellectual, and social development of students. However, little attention is given to student development after college, particularly, to students who enter the "real world" and choose to work for a corporation. Colleges and corporations need to work together to assist students during the transition out of college and into the corporate workplace. Internships provide one means of cooperation between the two parties. This paper will explore how colleges and corporations can enhance student development and better prepare students for a post-collegiate corporate career.


On Becoming An Ally, Patrick Brown Jan 2002

On Becoming An Ally, Patrick Brown

The Vermont Connection

Becoming an ally is a challenging process, especially if you are a middle-aged, white heterosexual male. In one sense the journey is like no other, yet in another sense it mirrors the arduous task of running a marathon. Becoming an ally and running a marathon both start with the same question - “Why do it?” This seemingly easy question is followed by a set of similarities such as the ever-present parallel realities of oppression and gravity, reading and roadwork, finding ongoing support, and acting as an ally and actually running 26 miles, 385 yards. Come join the personal journey of one ...


Reflections Of A New Professional, Jacob L. Diaz Jan 2002

Reflections Of A New Professional, Jacob L. Diaz

The Vermont Connection

In May of 2001, I humbly accepted the Kenneth P. Saurman award on behalf of each of my colleagues in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master's program at The University of Vermont. I learned much from their experiences and courage in grappling with controversial issues facing today's college students. I believe that the award captures the spirit of human forgiveness, understanding, and a willingness to work towards a just educational system for all.


Business Or Bust? The Changing Face Of Student Affairs, Molly S. Macelroy Jan 2002

Business Or Bust? The Changing Face Of Student Affairs, Molly S. Macelroy

The Vermont Connection

As colleges and universities progress further and further into the 21st century, they will continue to grow with an increase in the number of students entering higher education. his increase brings with it, not only a larger population of traditional students, but also a larger population of non-traditional students with differing needs. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of these different populations of students, it may be important to start looking at successful business strategies as a tool for reinforming student affairs divisions. In this paper, I will suggest ten rules of business success, establish by Sam Walton, founder ...


The Commodification Of Higher Education: Tools Of Management, Elisabeth Baker Jan 2002

The Commodification Of Higher Education: Tools Of Management, Elisabeth Baker

The Vermont Connection

The purpose of this article is to raise fundamental questions which describe how faculty perceive a rise in the use of rational management strategies on their campuses - strategies originally developed in the business sector - with the effect of putting pressure on more traditional academic values and ways of organizing.


Chronicles From The Diaspora: A Memoir, Wilfrido Cruz Jan 2002

Chronicles From The Diaspora: A Memoir, Wilfrido Cruz

The Vermont Connection

Chronicles from the Diaspora: A Memoir is a personal reflection on the author's seven years of college education; a journey from a "low-achieving" high school student to a promising college graduate. It highlights the continual struggle to transcend socioeconomic, political, and cultural borders, while at the same time, longing for a return to his past. This narrative captures a glimpse into the life of a Mexicano student striving to find a place in communities seemingly oblivious to his Mexicano experience. His thoughts are the product of the Diaspora, written in isolation and despair.


When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down A Lion: Student Affairs Practice, Joslyn Diramio Jan 2002

When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down A Lion: Student Affairs Practice, Joslyn Diramio

The Vermont Connection

This paper explores the current gap of research on student allies. Specifically, it looks at the definitions associated with being an ally and the difficulties in identifying such students on college campuses. It examines both ally action and developmental models. These models not only illustrate general progressions of development, but are also a springboard for examining the issues facing allies. The paper highlights the roles of student allies on campus and how student affairs professionals and faculty can support and challenge such students.


Keeping Secrets: Student Secret Societies In Historical Context, Jennifer Domagal Jan 2002

Keeping Secrets: Student Secret Societies In Historical Context, Jennifer Domagal

The Vermont Connection

Secret societies have long been part of the tapestry of American higher education. They have, however, remained largely unexamined and unspoken of, as if their existence itself is a secret. This article explores the contextual development of secret societies within the academy. The role of secrecy in the development of the first student organizations is outlined and examples of current societies are discussed. As student affairs professionals, it is imperative that we understand this historical context, namely the dangers of institutional paternalism and secrecy, in order to create a current conception of the status and influences of secret societies on ...


Searching For Synthesis: Stopping Stereotypes, Dianne Chase Catalano Jan 2002

Searching For Synthesis: Stopping Stereotypes, Dianne Chase Catalano

The Vermont Connection

While an undergraduate, I had the unique opportunity to be an out lesbian and a member of an international sorority, Delta Delta Delta. I was presented with a similar "conundrum" in graduate school as the InterFraternity Council advisor and then Panhellenic Advisor while still being open about my sexuality and gender expression. Many of my colleagues in student affairs seem to believe that my sexuality and sorority membership or two years of working with the University of Massachusetts Amherst sorority and fraternity communities are contradictory parts of my identity. While there are times I am inclined to feel frustrated by ...


Unity In Isolation: Reconciling Histories, Accentuating Difference, Wilfrido Cruz, Jacob L. Diaz, Tonantzin Oceguera Jan 2002

Unity In Isolation: Reconciling Histories, Accentuating Difference, Wilfrido Cruz, Jacob L. Diaz, Tonantzin Oceguera

The Vermont Connection

The experiences of a Chicano, Mexicana, and Mexicano interconnect in Burlington, Vermont. Who would have thought? Each of the authors’ possesses a unique life experience that is rarely mirrored in everyday life at The University of Vermont. Through their narative, each author expresses the complexity of their graduate experience from the three different perspectives: 1) a Chicano born in the United States; 2) a Mexicana who moved to the United States as a child; 3) a Mexicano who came to the United States as a teenager. Each author identifies strongly with their Mexican heritage yet arrived at it in different ...


The Final Word, Ada Ramirez Puches Jan 2002

The Final Word, Ada Ramirez Puches

The Vermont Connection

No abstract provided.