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Inclusion Of Numeracy In Adult Basic Education, Dave Tout, Mary Schmitt Dec 2001

Inclusion Of Numeracy In Adult Basic Education, Dave Tout, Mary Schmitt

David (Dave) Tout

In their chapter on numeracy, the authors begin by exploring the many terms used to describe the learning of mathematics by adults. They discuss the relationship between the terms "mathematics" and "numeracy" and explain why numeracy--making meaning with numbers and mathematical processes--is the term they chose for their overview. Moving on to examine adult numeracy education in the U.S, the authors find that little attention is paid to the development of math skills among adults in Adult Basic Education (ABE) research but that adult numeracy education is prominent in practice. They highlight the development of practitioner groups that share ...


Peer Relationships As Support For Children With Disabilities: An Analysis Of Mothers' Goals And Indicators For Friendship, John Rausch, Sheri Overton Dec 2001

Peer Relationships As Support For Children With Disabilities: An Analysis Of Mothers' Goals And Indicators For Friendship, John Rausch, Sheri Overton

John L. Rausch

Presents a study that determined what mothers of children with disabilities considered important social goals and valid measures of success for their children concerning friendship development. Different degrees of peer relationships; Discussion of the grounded theory method; Indicators of attainment of friendship goals.


[Review Of Book Children, Technology And Culture: The Impacts Of Technologies In Children's Everyday Lives], Mary Christianakis Dec 2001

[Review Of Book Children, Technology And Culture: The Impacts Of Technologies In Children's Everyday Lives], Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Program Needs Assessment Of The Global Development Learning Network In The East Asia And Pacific Region, John Ainley, D Banks, P Croger Dec 2001

Program Needs Assessment Of The Global Development Learning Network In The East Asia And Pacific Region, John Ainley, D Banks, P Croger

Dr John Ainley

The major purpose of the survey was to provide a program needs assessment for the Global Development Learning Network, which is a fully interactive, multi-channel network that connects Distance Learning Centres across the globe. [Introduction]


Education And Work In Embargoed Cuba, Irving Epstein Dec 2001

Education And Work In Embargoed Cuba, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

This article examines the relationship between education and work in contemporary Cuba, where due to the effects of the US embargo, there is little available work. Following an examination of some of the Western scholarship that analyzes Cuban education into what are labelled as modernist and post-modernist frameworks, it is argued that while both perspectives have merit, neither is totally compelling. Specific issues discussed include the relationship between family, work, and schooling, the collectivist nature of education and work in a transitional socialist state, work and education as metaphors for social redemption, and the effects of centralization and decentralization policies ...


Understanding Self Through Other: Changes In Student Teacher Perceptions Of Home Culture From Immersion In Navajoland And Overseas, L. Stachowski, Edward Brantmeier Dec 2001

Understanding Self Through Other: Changes In Student Teacher Perceptions Of Home Culture From Immersion In Navajoland And Overseas, L. Stachowski, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Virginia Heaven Dec 2001

Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Virginia Heaven

Virginia Heaven

Consultant Costume Curator, Exhibition Planning


Cries Of The Prophet, Darrell Jones, Trebien Pollard, Jay Wiessman Dec 2001

Cries Of The Prophet, Darrell Jones, Trebien Pollard, Jay Wiessman

Darrell Jones

Collaboration with Trebien Pollard. Music: Jay Wiessman. Venue: Joyce SoHo Presents•Dancespace @ St. Marks Church, New York City


Making The Right Call: Criteria For Choosing Short Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2001

Making The Right Call: Criteria For Choosing Short Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Notes that teachers who teach short fiction must consider several things when choosing which works to teach. Describes criteria the authors use when selecting works for their literature classes (World Literature Survey, American Literature, and Principles of Literary Study). Concludes by affirming the importance of choosing short fiction.


Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley Dec 2001

Navigating The Transition From School To Work: Implications For The Emotional Well-Being Of Young People, Julie Mcmillan, Kylie Hillman, John Ainley

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Reading Skills Development From Kindergarten Through First Grade: An Application Of Growth Mixture Modeling To Sequential Processes, B Muthén, Siek Khoo, D Francis, C Boscardin Dec 2001

Analysis Of Reading Skills Development From Kindergarten Through First Grade: An Application Of Growth Mixture Modeling To Sequential Processes, B Muthén, Siek Khoo, D Francis, C Boscardin

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

No abstract provided.


Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid Dec 2001

Developing Literacy Concepts In Young Children: An Instructional Framework To Guide Early Literacy Teaching, Catherine Rosemary, Mary Abouzeid

Catherine A. Rosemary

With more children spending the greater part of their waking hours in preschool settings today than they did years ago, teachers play an even more critical role in providing daily literacy experiences that many children of earlier generations received at home. The article focuses on the critical role that preschool teachers play in supporting children's early literacy development and presents an instructional framework to help guide early literacy teaching. The framework is based on Vygotsky's learning theory, which emphasizes the nature and importance of social interactions in instruction, particularly between adult and child. We present activity‐embedded assessments ...


Participation In Science Courses In The Final Year Of High School In Australia : The Influences Of Single-Sex And Coeducational Schools, John Ainley, Peter Daly Dec 2001

Participation In Science Courses In The Final Year Of High School In Australia : The Influences Of Single-Sex And Coeducational Schools, John Ainley, Peter Daly

Dr John Ainley

The subjects studied in the senior secondary years have a major influence upon subsequent educational and career options, and the choice of subjects has been seen as involving issues about equity between various social groups. Concern over equity in subject choice is expressed in relation to science because it is regarded as the basis for entry to many programs of professional education. It is argued that the much lower levels of participation by young women in physical science courses at school means that a range of vocational choices is subsequently denied to them. In a number of Western countries single- ...


Cultural Preservation Within Globalization?: Reflections On Education And Cultural Change In Navajoland And Thailand, Edward Brantmeier, M. Jones Dec 2001

Cultural Preservation Within Globalization?: Reflections On Education And Cultural Change In Navajoland And Thailand, Edward Brantmeier, M. Jones

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


Managing Student/Teacher Construction Of Visualizable Models In Large Group Discussion, John Clement Dec 2001

Managing Student/Teacher Construction Of Visualizable Models In Large Group Discussion, John Clement

John J. Clement

No abstract provided.


From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith Dec 2001

From Place To Place : School Location And Access To University Education In Victoria, Bob Birell, Virginia Rapson, Ian Dobson, Daniel Edwards, T Smith

Dr Daniel Edwards

This study investigates the VCE outcomes for Victorian Year 12 students by school sector and location, and the consequences for university selection. The key finding is that students in Victorian government schools are performing poorly at Year 12 level relative to their counterparts in the Catholic and other Independent schools. The overall median ENTER for Independent schools students was 84.20, compared with 69.65 for Catholic schools and 62.80 for government schools. The percentage of students who began Year 12 in 2000 and actually enrolled in a Victorian university in 2001 were 31% (Government), 48% (Catholic) and 60 ...


Lawrence's 'The Odor Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2001

Lawrence's 'The Odor Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos Dec 2001

Literacy Conversations Between Adults And Children At Child Care: Descriptive Observations And Hypotheses, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos

Catherine A. Rosemary

A study examined literacy conversations between adults and children in child care settings. Participants were the teacher and teaching assistant of children aged four and five years at each of three child care centers in Ohio. Results showed that the adults in the three centers talked about reading and writing to a moderate degree compared to the total amount of talk with children and that the incidence of the adults' literacy talk, apart from book talk, was spontaneous and intermittent and in some respects rare; that strikingly similar discourse features in the adults' talk were evident at the three centers ...


Reflections On Planning A Case Study, Jennifer Bryce Dec 2001

Reflections On Planning A Case Study, Jennifer Bryce

Dr Jennifer Bryce

It seems that 'case study' can mean very different things. The staunch positivists treat it warily as some kind of slippery, self-indulgent chat about one's personal experiences at a site. Others mistakenly equate 'case study' with all forms of qualitative inquiry. And some see it merely as a way of making a quantitative study more interesting, but when used appropriately, well-planned, with participants and researcher working a collaborative manner, case study can be a powerful means of investigation. The author outlines the reason to undertake a case study and shares some issues that arise in the planning. Like most ...


Step-Wise Evolution Of Models Of Electric Circuits: A "Learning-Aloud" Case Study, John Clement, M. Steinberg Dec 2001

Step-Wise Evolution Of Models Of Electric Circuits: A "Learning-Aloud" Case Study, John Clement, M. Steinberg

John J. Clement

No abstract provided.


The Nature And Characteristics Of Professionals In Australia, John Western, T Makkai, Julie Mcmillan, K Dwan Dec 2001

The Nature And Characteristics Of Professionals In Australia, John Western, T Makkai, Julie Mcmillan, K Dwan

Julie McMillan

No abstract provided.


Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith Dec 2001

Parametric Optimization In Data Mining Incorporated With Ga-Based Search, L Tan, D Taniar, K Smith

Dr Ling Tan

A number of parameters must be specified for a data-mining algorithm. Default values of these parameters are given and generally accepted as ‘good’ estimates for any data set. However, data mining models are known to be data dependent, and so are for their parameters. Default values may be good estimates, but they are often not the best parameter values for a particular data set. A tuned set of parameter values is able to produce a data-mining model of better classification and higher prediction accuracy. However parameter search is known to be expensive. This paper investigates GA-based heuristic techniques in a ...


The Dilemma Of Diversity, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps Dec 2001

The Dilemma Of Diversity, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps

Theron N Ford

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Educational Needs Of Boys, Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Martin Mills, Mark Bahr Dec 2001

Addressing The Educational Needs Of Boys, Bob Lingard, Wayne Martino, Martin Mills, Mark Bahr

Mark Bahr

Informed by a literature review, this report, based on case studies of schools and survey data, has provided an analysis of the work of research in addressing the educational needs of boys. The report examined how systemic factors affect the educational performance and outcomes of boys and how these can be addressed in the school context. These systemic factors included family, school and community environments, peer culture, student-teacher relationships, and teacher classroom practices. The authors sought to understand how these variables affect the educational experiences and achievement of boys and girls from different socio-economic status backgrounds and to determine which ...


Adaptive Teaching And Learning Environments In Science And Mathematics Education, C. Brahler, Gregory Crouch, Matthew Hudelson, Karen Hallgren, Abbie Brown Dec 2001

Adaptive Teaching And Learning Environments In Science And Mathematics Education, C. Brahler, Gregory Crouch, Matthew Hudelson, Karen Hallgren, Abbie Brown

C. Jayne Brahler

$100,000 National Science Foundation grant (co-principal investigator)
 
Abstract: Adaptive Teaching and Learning Environments (ATLes) is a project that is providing undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and technical students with problem-based, authentic learning activities designed to help them develop problem-solving skills and master content. The ATLes project is founded on constructivist learning theory and peer-to-peer faculty development while using technology to bridge learning goals and promote problem solving. Adaptive Teaching and Learning Environments is a collection of collaborative communication tools and content tutorials in science and mathematics education embedded into generative adaptive tutorials based on progressive disclosure of key concepts, facts ...


Library Instruction And Graduate Professional Development: Exploring The Effect Of Learning Environments On Self-Efficacy And Learning Outcomes, Penny Beile, David Boote Dec 2001

Library Instruction And Graduate Professional Development: Exploring The Effect Of Learning Environments On Self-Efficacy And Learning Outcomes, Penny Beile, David Boote

Penny Beile

Few teachers use scholarly literature to improve their professional practice because they do not perceive the connection between research and practice (Kennedy, 1997). Although Kennedy does not suggest why this is occurring, other studies have indicated that students lack the requisite skills to access and retrieve information effectively (Fox & Weston, 1993; Greer, Weston, & Alm, 1991; Maughan, 2001). As a minimum, graduate education should improve teachers' ability and self-efficacy in library research.

In addition, extensive changes in library information systems, combined with a proliferation of field-based courses, have further confounded students' ability to access information effectively. Although many libraries are creating ...


Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila Dec 2001

Leadership Potential In Day Care Settings: Using Dual Analytical Methods To Explore Directors’ Work In Finland And The Usa, Catherine Rosemary, Anna-Maija Puroila

Catherine A. Rosemary

This paper focuses on the daily work of child care center directors in Finland and the USA as it affords leadership potential. Researchers in both countries collected data through observations of directors’ work and shared the data. Each researcher applied their respective method of analysis to both sets of data. The Finnish researcher used frame analysis and the USA researcher used activity setting analysis. Drawing on their preliminary findings, the researchers discuss cross-cultural perspectives on leadership in early childhood and methodological issues in conducting crosscultural research.


Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Dec 2001

Improving Literacy Teaching Through Structured Collaborative Inquiry In Classroom And University Clinical Settings, Catherine Rosemary, P. Freppon, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Catherine A. Rosemary

No abstract provided.


Why The National Reading Panel's Recommendations Are Not Enough, Sara Dolezal, Alysia Roehrig, Katherine Hilden Dec 2001

Why The National Reading Panel's Recommendations Are Not Enough, Sara Dolezal, Alysia Roehrig, Katherine Hilden

Annie M. Moses

No abstract provided.


A Rationale For Multiculturalism And Diversity In Collegiate Education: How The Debate Is Framed And Why It Continues To Be Controversial, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps Dec 2001

A Rationale For Multiculturalism And Diversity In Collegiate Education: How The Debate Is Framed And Why It Continues To Be Controversial, Theron Ford, Blanche Glimps

Theron N Ford

No abstract provided.