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Minerva 2004, The Honors College Dec 2004

Minerva 2004, The Honors College

Minerva

This issue of Minerva includes an article on HON 350: An Introduction to Functional Genomics; an article on the creation and inaugural year of HON 180: A Cultural Odyssey; a profile on Honors alumnus, Charles Stanhope and his 2004 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture; and interviews with Allison Kelly, Jessica Hudec, and Jennifer Merchant on their experiences as Honors student-athletes.


Assessing The Metacognitive Dimensions Of Retrospective Miscue Analysis Through Discourse Analysis, Wendy L. Black Dec 2004

Assessing The Metacognitive Dimensions Of Retrospective Miscue Analysis Through Discourse Analysis, Wendy L. Black

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study investigates the manner in which retrospective miscue analysis involves metacognition by analyzing the discourse of weekly retrospective miscue analysis (RMA) sessions conducted with a fourth grade reader over five months. A preliminary structural discourse analysis of the sessions reveals several procedural and format features of the sessions. Each session more or less involves the same broad procedures: a) establishing the purpose and setting the agenda; b) discussing the individual miscues; and c) reflecting on reading or what was learned in the session. Discourse analysis of participants, discussions, and reflections reveals discourse moves that involve metacognitive experiences producing metacognitive ...


Making A Cyber Literacy Connection From The Storage Room To The College Room, Paula Boxie Dec 2004

Making A Cyber Literacy Connection From The Storage Room To The College Room, Paula Boxie

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

What roles can colleges and universities play in serving the many young adults whom our public school systems fail? This article sheds light on how one university was able to make a literacy connection with students attending an Alternative High School (AHS). This connection enabled AHS students and teacher candidates to effectively carry out a writing project in cyberspace. Data indicated that as the AHS students worked closely with their mentors, they became more aware of literacy strategies they needed to construct meaning and were able to recognize and appreciate quality writing. Thus, creating more partner-ships between higher institutions and ...


Teachers' Beliefs And Practices Of Vocabulary Instruction With Social Studies Textbooks In Grades 4-8, Wanda B. Hedrick, Janis M. Harmon, Philip M. Linerode Dec 2004

Teachers' Beliefs And Practices Of Vocabulary Instruction With Social Studies Textbooks In Grades 4-8, Wanda B. Hedrick, Janis M. Harmon, Philip M. Linerode

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This investigation focused on the vocabulary beliefs and instructional practices of social studies teachers in intermediate and middle school grades as well as their use of teachers' manuals. Using a self-reporting survey to measure these beliefs and practices, we found some discrepancy between what teachers believe about vocabulary learning and their actual instructional practices for supporting vocabulary in teaching social studies. While their reported beliefs appear to mirror what is currently accepted as effective vocabulary instruction, their reported practices reflect more traditional notions like those found in many social studies textbook manuals. While all teachers surveyed held many beliefs and ...


Examining And Predicting College Students' Reading Intentions And Behaviors: An Application Of The Theory Of Reasoned Action, Lydia Burak Dec 2004

Examining And Predicting College Students' Reading Intentions And Behaviors: An Application Of The Theory Of Reasoned Action, Lydia Burak

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study examined the recreational reading attitudes, intentions, and behaviors of college students. The theory of reasoned action provided the framework for the investigation and prediction of the students' intentions and behaviors. Two hundred and one students completed questionnaires developed according to the guidelines for the construction of standard theory of reasoned action questionnaires. The instrument assessed students' attitudes, outcome beliefs, subjective norms, and normative beliefs, as well as intentions and behaviors regarding recreational reading. The constructs of the theory explained 35-38 percent of the variance in students' intentions. Attitudes toward recreational reading provided the strongest and most significant contributions.


Reading Horizons Vol. 45, No. 2 Dec 2004

Reading Horizons Vol. 45, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 45, issue 2.


The Socialist Roots Of American Education, John Michael Bodi Dec 2004

The Socialist Roots Of American Education, John Michael Bodi

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Computers In The Classroom, William C. Levin Dec 2004

Computers In The Classroom, William C. Levin

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Microsoft Live Meeting 2007: Web Conferencing System For Virtual Classrooms, Barbara Schroeder Nov 2004

Microsoft Live Meeting 2007: Web Conferencing System For Virtual Classrooms, Barbara Schroeder

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Scaling Up: From Web-Enhanced Courses To A Web-Enhanced Curriculum, Robert E. Wood Nov 2004

Scaling Up: From Web-Enhanced Courses To A Web-Enhanced Curriculum, Robert E. Wood

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Learning Technologies: An Interview With Chris Dede, James L. Morrison, Chris Dede Nov 2004

The Future Of Learning Technologies: An Interview With Chris Dede, James L. Morrison, Chris Dede

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Experiencing Knowledge, Donald Norris, Jon Mason, Paul Lefrere Nov 2004

Experiencing Knowledge, Donald Norris, Jon Mason, Paul Lefrere

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Web Publishing For The Individual, Not The Enterprise, Jonathan Maybaum Nov 2004

Web Publishing For The Individual, Not The Enterprise, Jonathan Maybaum

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Windows Movie Maker In The English As A Foreign Language Class, Nicolas Gromik Nov 2004

Windows Movie Maker In The English As A Foreign Language Class, Nicolas Gromik

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen Nov 2004

Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Despite the many developments in the teaching of science, an aspect that continues to be neglected appears to be the character and nature of science (NOS). This is becoming especially important in the light of recent developments in pedagogy, as, for example, more teachers adopt constructivist methodologies and computing technology enables simulations that may blur the lines between models and reality. From the literature, it is known that teachers' modern NOS conceptions, though not a sufficient condition for transmission of modern NOS views, is necessary. In this study, pre-service teachers' NOS conceptions are assessed with an adapted Views of the ...


Reflection : Journals And Reflective Questions : A Strategy For Professional Learning, Maggie Clarke Nov 2004

Reflection : Journals And Reflective Questions : A Strategy For Professional Learning, Maggie Clarke

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Reflective journals have been used widely in teacher education programs to promote reflective thinking (Freidus, 1998; Carter & Francis, 2000; Yost, Senter & Forlenzo-Bailey, 2000). Smyth (1992) advocated that posing a series of questions to be answered in written journals could enhance reflective thinking. It was for this reason that reflective responses to directed questions were introduced in 2002 and subsequently in 2003 in the Bachelor of Education 4th year primary internship program at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. The internship program provided a sustained ten-week period of time in a school that afforded student teachers the opportunity to examine their practice in ...


Towards Optimal Student Engagement In Teacher Education, Laurie Brady Nov 2004

Towards Optimal Student Engagement In Teacher Education, Laurie Brady

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This article, written by a teacher educator who won an AUTC National Teaching Award in 2003, focuses on the strategies that might be used in teacher education programs as distinct from addressing subject matter concerns. Endorsing the need for optimal engagement, the article posits a model combining student centred learning (arguing that some strategies by their very nature require greater degrees of student exploration and interaction); problematic and situated learning which finds an ideal expression in case method; and more far reaching expressions of field -based experience including team teaching on site, mentoring and community based professional development


Learning 'Through' Or Learning 'About'? The Ridiculous And Extravagant Medium Of Opera : Gardner's Multiple Intellegences In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Julie White, Mary Dixon, Lynda Smerdon Nov 2004

Learning 'Through' Or Learning 'About'? The Ridiculous And Extravagant Medium Of Opera : Gardner's Multiple Intellegences In Pre-Service Teacher Education, Julie White, Mary Dixon, Lynda Smerdon

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

In recent years, pre-service teacher education has attempted to incorporate into programs an understanding of Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to schools. In this paper the tension between ‘learning about’ multiple intelligences and ‘learning through’ multiple intelligences supports Gardner’s (1993) distinction between ‘understanding’ and ‘coverage’. This paper examines the use of the performing arts in the professional studies component of our teacher education program. During 2002 at The University of Melbourne, a group of education students were offered the opportunity to develop an opera in order to learn about assessment and curriculum. Thirty-seven of the ...


Socializing Respect At School In Northern Thailand, Kathryn Howard Oct 2004

Socializing Respect At School In Northern Thailand, Kathryn Howard

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Negotiating Identity As A Beginning Foreign Language Learner, Erin Kearney Oct 2004

Negotiating Identity As A Beginning Foreign Language Learner, Erin Kearney

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Multilayered Aspects Of Language Policy: Implementing English Education At Elementary Schools In Korea, Jiyoon Lee Oct 2004

Multilayered Aspects Of Language Policy: Implementing English Education At Elementary Schools In Korea, Jiyoon Lee

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Reassessing Assessment Practices In An Adult Esl Program: Liberian Women's Assessment Of Their Academic Achievement, Tamara Warhol Oct 2004

Reassessing Assessment Practices In An Adult Esl Program: Liberian Women's Assessment Of Their Academic Achievement, Tamara Warhol

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

No abstract provided.


Teaching Metalinguistic Skills To Enhance Early Reading Instruction, Gwyn E. Lightsey, Barbara J. Frye Oct 2004

Teaching Metalinguistic Skills To Enhance Early Reading Instruction, Gwyn E. Lightsey, Barbara J. Frye

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article focuses on practical classroom ideas for enhancing early literacy learning by teaching a broad range of metalinguistic skills. These skills include phonemic and word awareness, but focus largely on syntactic and pragmatic skills in order to give children a richer understanding of language and its functions. Theoretical background is provided along with activities that can be used in the primary classroom.


Matching Instructional Design With Vocabulary Instruction, William Dee Nichols, William H. Rupley Oct 2004

Matching Instructional Design With Vocabulary Instruction, William Dee Nichols, William H. Rupley

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Instructional design is an integral part of a balanced approach to teaching vocabulary instruction. The goal of this paper is to reflect on several lessons using research-based vocabulary strategies, and to present thinkalouds that detail the steps in matching instructional design with those strategies, in order to reach the learning outcome. Vocabulary instruction should encourage students to make associations and accommodations to their experiences and provide them with varied opportunities to practice, apply, and discuss their word knowledge in meaningful settings. The ultimate goal of teaching vocabulary is for the students to expand, refine, and add to their existing conceptual ...


Reading And Writing Poetry In Math, Jan Labonty, Kathy Danielson Oct 2004

Reading And Writing Poetry In Math, Jan Labonty, Kathy Danielson

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Though poetry and math may seem to be unrelated, there are parallels such as rhythmic language and language skills. Reading and writing poetry about math involves students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to develop and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships. This article features an annotated list of mathematical poetry books and a variety of writing ideas for math poetry. Encouraging students to read and write poetry about math will encourage them to find a deeper meaning of math concepts as they develop their poetic voices.


Reading Horizons Vol. 45 No. 1 Oct 2004

Reading Horizons Vol. 45 No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 45, issue 1.


The Greatest Literacy Challenges Facing Contemporary High School Teachers: Implications For Secondary Teacher Preparation, Mary B. Campbell, Margaret M. Kmiecik Oct 2004

The Greatest Literacy Challenges Facing Contemporary High School Teachers: Implications For Secondary Teacher Preparation, Mary B. Campbell, Margaret M. Kmiecik

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Secondary teachers face significant challenges in their efforts to increase the literacy levels of adolescents. Encouraging teachers to speak out about these challenges and to recommend initiatives that may improve literacy practices for adolescents is vital for future reform efforts. This study examines the questions: "What are the greatest literacy challenges facing high school content area teachers?" and "What will help to diminish these challenges?" The data collection questionnaire was distributed to teachers in eight high schools throughout the greater Chicago area. A discussion of the findings suggests compelling directions for secondary teachers and teacher educators.


Benchmarking Succession Planning & Executive Development In Higher Education, Jonathon Clunies Oct 2004

Benchmarking Succession Planning & Executive Development In Higher Education, Jonathon Clunies

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Higher education has historically been slow to adopt many corporate management processes. Succession planning is an especially difficult concept to apply in academia due to dramatic cultural differences between the boardroom and the campus. College and universities often have complex and sometimes bureaucratic procedures for hiring compared with many business corporations (Rosse & Levin, 2003). In a tightening economic and growing competitive climate, innovative colleges and universities are re-examining whether succession planning, coupled with executive development, could be adapted for more cost effective transitions of power and authority.


Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio Oct 2004

Four Dimensions Of Leadership In The Problem-Solving Of Education Deans, Antonia Donofrio

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This study links personal attributes of deans of schools and colleges of education to the problem solving contexts in which they make decisions that affect the programs they serve. We describe the mix of intellect, emotion, social acumen, and moral attributes that deans draw upon when they respond to vignettes that capture the multifaceted nature of problem solving in their positions. This study is a continuation of research that attempts to identify characteristics of deans of education who have survived in their role. This is an important issue, as schools and colleges report difficulty in identifying deans who can meet ...


Review: Academic Life: Hospitality, Ethics, And Spirituality, Deryl R. Leaming Oct 2004

Review: Academic Life: Hospitality, Ethics, And Spirituality, Deryl R. Leaming

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A book review of Academic Life: Hospitality, Ethics, and Spirituality by John B. Bennett.