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"Real Ways Of Talking" And School Talking: One Appalachian Student's Perception Of Teacher Discourse During Writing Conferences, Sherry W. Powers Dec 2002

"Real Ways Of Talking" And School Talking: One Appalachian Student's Perception Of Teacher Discourse During Writing Conferences, Sherry W. Powers

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

A barrier to school literacy is created when teachers fail to build upon the familiar language of students. These research findings indicate that when students perceive that nonstandard ways of talking are not as highly valued by the school as Standard English is valued, they deliberately fail to produce written products that match their teacher's expectations.


When Do They Choose The Reading Center? Promoting Literacy In A Kindergarten Classroom, Susan K. Green, Clair Britt, Patsy Parker Dec 2002

When Do They Choose The Reading Center? Promoting Literacy In A Kindergarten Classroom, Susan K. Green, Clair Britt, Patsy Parker

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This action research project investigated activities designed to encourage children to visit the reading center in a kindergarten classroom. Three interventions were implemented on alternating days. Analyses suggested that these interventions led to increased voluntary use of the reading center. The days the intern read a story produced the most visits. This process of systematic data collection also increased monitoring of the children with the lowest literacy skills and provided opportunities to tailor literacy activities to their interests.


Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 2 Dec 2002

Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 43, issue 2.


Dear Author, Your Book Is Important To Me, Wilma D. Kuhlman, Carol L. Moutray Dec 2002

Dear Author, Your Book Is Important To Me, Wilma D. Kuhlman, Carol L. Moutray

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Research with letters written to authors for a contest showed that students often responded to literature in different ways according to the subgenre. Contemporary realistic fiction elicited many personalized responses while historical fiction elicited more responses that informed students' lives. Students noted that high fantasy and science fiction affected their writing skills, while mystery and other science fiction supported reading growth. The research indicates that writing letters to authors is a viable response activity for students.


A Survey Of Contexts For Successful Literacy Tutoring, Dorothy Leal, Cathy Mowrer, Jodi Cunningham Dec 2002

A Survey Of Contexts For Successful Literacy Tutoring, Dorothy Leal, Cathy Mowrer, Jodi Cunningham

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Effective tutoring is key to successful literacy learning for at-risk children. This report provides an overview of answers to the question: "What are the contexts for effective literacy tutoring?" The research shows that successful reading tutoring is commonly found in four contexts: home, school, professional/community, and university settings.


Fab:Ulous! Family Literacy Nights: Learning To Listen To Families, Ellen Mcintyre, Hope Longwell-Grice, Diane Kyle Oct 2002

Fab:Ulous! Family Literacy Nights: Learning To Listen To Families, Ellen Mcintyre, Hope Longwell-Grice, Diane Kyle

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article describes our implementation of a program aimed at supporting families' literacy through books and strategies and through capitalizing on what the families know and care about. We held several Family Literacy Nights in which we planned activities, workshops, and book give-aways around families' interests, discerned during the first event. We struggled with simultaneously accomplishing our goals and those that reflected the families. In this article we share our successes as well as the lessons we learned about how to do this work.


Perceptions Of Preservice Elementary Teachers On Multicultural Issues, Mary Alice Barksdale, Janet Richards, Peter Fisher, Marge Wuthrick, Jean Hammons, Dana Grisham, Heather Richmond Oct 2002

Perceptions Of Preservice Elementary Teachers On Multicultural Issues, Mary Alice Barksdale, Janet Richards, Peter Fisher, Marge Wuthrick, Jean Hammons, Dana Grisham, Heather Richmond

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This paper reports an exploratory study of preservice teachers' knowledge of multicultural education and preparedness for literacy instruction with diverse populations. We conducted the study across a variety of college and university contexts. Results showed that preservice teachers did not feel well prepared to teach children of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We also found evidence that these preservice teachers had not developed a strong knowledge base about multicultural education, despite the fact that they had all been introduced to multicultural topics in their teacher education coursework. This study demonstrates that there is a need for examination of current methods ...


Development Of Pedagogical Knowledge Related To Teaching At-Risk Students: How Do Inservice Teachers And Preservice Teachers Compare?, Diane D. Allen, Rebecca A. Swearingen Oct 2002

Development Of Pedagogical Knowledge Related To Teaching At-Risk Students: How Do Inservice Teachers And Preservice Teachers Compare?, Diane D. Allen, Rebecca A. Swearingen

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study examined the development of pedagogical knowledge of preservice and inservice teachers as they implemented newly learned assessment and instructional strategies with at-risk readers in clinical settings. The preservice teachers worked in pairs to tutor children during the regular semester at a university reading clinic; the inservice teachers worked for four days a week for six weeks in a special reading academy. Four stages of development emerged from the examination of the reflective responses of teachers that they wrote after each tutoring sessions with the at-risk readers. The stages identified were: novice, advance beginner, competent, and proficient.


The Relationship Between Positive Adolescent Attitudes Toward Reading And Home Literary Environment, Kelly Partin, Cindy Gillespie Hendricks Oct 2002

The Relationship Between Positive Adolescent Attitudes Toward Reading And Home Literary Environment, Kelly Partin, Cindy Gillespie Hendricks

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

While factors known to positively affect attitudes toward reading have been investigated, the relationship between attitudes toward reading and home literary environments, particularly with older students, needs to be more fully explored. This investigation focused on the nature of the relationship between high school students' reading attitudes and the literary environment in which they were raised.


Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship In Library Science, Betty Paulk Oct 2002

Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship In Library Science, Betty Paulk

The Southeastern Librarian

The 2002 Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarships in Library Science were awarded to Adrienne Lee and Ann Lafferty Lee at the SELA Conference.


Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 1 Oct 2002

Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 43, issue 1.


Educational Considerations, Vol. 30 (1) Full Issue, Marilyn A. Hirth Sep 2002

Educational Considerations, Vol. 30 (1) Full Issue, Marilyn A. Hirth

Educational Considerations

Educational Considerations, vol. 30 (1) Fall 2002 - Full issue


Challenges Confronting Small, Private Liberal Arts Colleges: The Historic Context, Stephen P. Wanger Sep 2002

Challenges Confronting Small, Private Liberal Arts Colleges: The Historic Context, Stephen P. Wanger

Educational Considerations

The history of American higher education is a story of adaptation and change. Since the founding of Harvard College in 1636, higher education in the American colonies and the republic has responded to a multitude of challenges and pressures.


The Influence Of Aid And Income On Persistence At A Small Private College, Charles N. Landreth, Robert O. Riggs Sep 2002

The Influence Of Aid And Income On Persistence At A Small Private College, Charles N. Landreth, Robert O. Riggs

Educational Considerations

In the 1990s, many private institutions gave up the practice of making need-blind admission decisions and stopped aiding students to the full extent of their need.


Long-Term Debt At Public Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Michael Stump Sep 2002

Long-Term Debt At Public Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Michael Stump

Educational Considerations

Revenues, expenditures, debt, and endowments are the basic components of finance in public, four-year higher education institutions. Revenues and expenditures measure short-term institutional financial health while debt and endowments address the long-term. Most measures and analyses of financial performance involve these components.


College And University Long-Term Financing In Context: Implications For Institutional Strategy, James A. Shultz Sep 2002

College And University Long-Term Financing In Context: Implications For Institutional Strategy, James A. Shultz

Educational Considerations

The American college and university is a sophisticated, complex, challenging business operation. Typically it engages in varied lines of business serving multiple markets.


Table Of Contents And Editorial Information For Vol. 30, No. 1, Fall 2002, Marilyn A. Hirth Sep 2002

Table Of Contents And Editorial Information For Vol. 30, No. 1, Fall 2002, Marilyn A. Hirth

Educational Considerations

Table of contents and editorial information for Vol. 30, no. 1, Fall 2002


Editorial Introduction, Gordon Wells Sep 2002

Editorial Introduction, Gordon Wells

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This issue of Networks is the last in a year that has seen a tightening of constraints, both political and educational, in response to the increasing violence that has characterized relationships between nations, cultures, religions and economic classes. In education, in almost all the richer countries, there has been a tighter focus on "basic skills" and the memorization of an increasingly large body of "core knowledge", assessed through standardized tests, and a concomitant narrowing of the opportunities for student initiative, choice, and sustained investigation of questions and issues that they find personally significant. Teachers feel harried and hurried, with little ...


Preservice Elementary Teachers' Perceptions After Visiting An Interactive Science Center, David H. Palmer Sep 2002

Preservice Elementary Teachers' Perceptions After Visiting An Interactive Science Center, David H. Palmer

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This paper reports an action research study involving preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a college science methods course (ie. the course focussed on how to teach science at elementary school). There was an interactive science center nearby which many local elementary classes regularly visited, so I decided to set my students the task of visiting the center and reporting on it. However, I was unsure as to what outcomes the students would gain from the experience. I therefore asked the students to each write a short passage explaining what they had learnt from the experience. According to their responses, the ...


"You Don't Need To Time It, You Just Need To See It": Racing In Children's Science, Richard Frazier Sep 2002

"You Don't Need To Time It, You Just Need To See It": Racing In Children's Science, Richard Frazier

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

The work I present here arose from a number of biases, several of which are described [in the introduction]. Prominent among the biases is extensive experience of teaching science with an averred emphasis on activity and inquiry. Along with the perspective of practitioner is the belief that children's ideas in science are worthy of scrutiny. Fascination with the research into children's conceptions and practices was tempered, however, by puzzlement over the actions teachers ought to take. Reflections on the gap between children's science and standard science came while straddling the gap between my perspective as a teacher ...


The Definition Of Enlightenment - Lighten Up: My Use Of Humor In Social Work Education And Practice, Rich Furman Sep 2002

The Definition Of Enlightenment - Lighten Up: My Use Of Humor In Social Work Education And Practice, Rich Furman

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

In this narrative, I discuss how humor has become a central "tool" of my practice as a social work educator and social worker. I describe how I use humor as a conscious means of achieving student learning. In a very real sense, calling humor a tool is a misnomer as it is a central feature of my personality. Each of us possesses certain personality characteristics that, if nurtured and cherished, can become powerful allies in the processes of teaching and helping.


My Introspective Time Capsule, Michele Stafford-Levy Sep 2002

My Introspective Time Capsule, Michele Stafford-Levy

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This study takes place in the southwestern part of the United States on the Mexican-American border and is a narrative about a teacher's journey of self-discovery about her own teaching practices through reflection. Dr. Myriam Torres (New Mexico State University) and Michele Stafford-Levy ventured into the typical professor-student relationship. The professor guided her graduate student through a journey of self-discovery and how to document the process of self-reflection and action in her own classroom. By sharing these events from her professional life through autobiography, the student strives to serve as a model for both pre-service and in-service teachers to ...


Learning From Others: Literacy Perspectives Of Middle-School English Teachers, Cynthia A. Lassonde Sep 2002

Learning From Others: Literacy Perspectives Of Middle-School English Teachers, Cynthia A. Lassonde

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

At the center of this interview-based study, middle-school English teachers talk and write about their literacy development, their teaching philosophies, and their curriculum, as they reflect upon their teaching. Portraits of their perspectives of literacy emerge. Using these portraits to reflect upon teaching practices, the author suggests we can effectively examine our own educational philosophies, contributing to our efforts to become increasingly competent educators.


Teacher Research: Learning To Listen, Jennifer Moore Sep 2002

Teacher Research: Learning To Listen, Jennifer Moore

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

When friends from out of town visit, I often take them jogging around my hometown. I have routes I have run hundreds of times; they are so familiar, I run as if on automatic pilot. I seem to forget, though, that my guest has no idea that this is where I turn left, and that is the place where I cross the street to run on the other side. On more than one occasion, I have nudged a friend off the sidewalk or run right into them in my single-minded routine. I forget to ask questions, to explain, to direct ...


Charter Schools And Equal Access: Implications For Magnet And Other Choice Schools, Carrie Ausbrooks Sep 2002

Charter Schools And Equal Access: Implications For Magnet And Other Choice Schools, Carrie Ausbrooks

Essays in Education

American public schools have been entrusted with the responsibility of inculcating citizens with democratic values. However, schools have come under attack for a variety of reasons. School choice provides parents with opportunities to select from options, both within and outside the public system of schooling, which will provide their children with the type of education they desire. Among these school choice options are charter and magnet schools. This article begins with a discussion of the basic similarities between magnet and charter schools, followed by a discussion of a legal research study which examined the extent to which U.S. charter ...


Critical Issues In Higher Education Finance And Policy: Historical, Social, And Institutional Perspectives, Marilyn A. Hirth Sep 2002

Critical Issues In Higher Education Finance And Policy: Historical, Social, And Institutional Perspectives, Marilyn A. Hirth

Educational Considerations

This special issue of Educational Considerations is focused on higher education, with particular emphasis on finance and policy issues.


The Human Resources Function In Education: 2010, Scott Norton Sep 2002

The Human Resources Function In Education: 2010, Scott Norton

Educational Considerations

The foregoing statement was asserted by Tead and Metcalf over 80 years ago in their text, Personnel Administration, one of the very first completed works in the field of personnel administration.


Renewing Higher Education's Social Contracts: Transparency Out Of Chaos, David W. Leslie Sep 2002

Renewing Higher Education's Social Contracts: Transparency Out Of Chaos, David W. Leslie

Educational Considerations

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties. It takes a meeting of the minds and mutual concurrence on terms before a “contract” exists in legal terms.


The Evolution Of Portfolios In Teacher Education, Nancy D. Turner Sep 2002

The Evolution Of Portfolios In Teacher Education, Nancy D. Turner

Essays in Education

Portfolios have been used in many fields of study to highlight the best work of individuals. In teacher education, portfolios serve as an authentic assessment, in that they contain artifacts representative of the preservice teacher’s performance in the classroom. As teachers are accountable for an in-depth understanding and implementation of teaching standards, portfolios can become the avenue for documenting how these standards are being met. The teacher preparation program at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana has utilized portfolios since 1994. Over the years, these portfolios have evolved from their inception to a performance-based evidence that indicates the ...


Teacher Persistence: A Crucial Disposition, With Implications For Teacher Education, Karl F. Wheatley Sep 2002

Teacher Persistence: A Crucial Disposition, With Implications For Teacher Education, Karl F. Wheatley

Essays in Education

Teacher persistence helps foster effective teaching. Specifically, teacher persistence may promote high expectations for students, the development of teaching skills, teachers’ reflectiveness, responsiveness to diversity, teaching efficacy, effective responses to setbacks, and successful use of reformed teaching methods. Common evaluation practices in teacher education may undermine teacher persistence. Teacher educators might support the development of teacher persistence by emphasizing the knowledge that makes persistence a rational response to setbacks, by teaching self-regulation skills that support persistence, and by using evaluation practices that require greater effort and persistence of students. The importance of fostering thoughtful teacher persistence is discussed, along with ...