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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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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


The Relationship Of Undergraduate Students’ Self-Assessment Of Library Skills To Their Opinion Of Library Instruction: A Self-Reporting Survey, Christopher A. Freeman Oct 2004

The Relationship Of Undergraduate Students’ Self-Assessment Of Library Skills To Their Opinion Of Library Instruction: A Self-Reporting Survey, Christopher A. Freeman

The Southeastern Librarian

College students, in general, are known to be lacking in their ability to effectively make use of academic library resources, yet in many previous studies these same students have estimated their library-use skills at inflated levels. Neither do college students in general often willingly take advantage of library instruction opportunities. A self-reporting survey was administered to forty first-year college students in order to investigate whether students’ tendency to over-estimate library use skills has an effect on student opinion about library instruction in general. Results from the survey not only indicate that such a relationship may exist, but also strongly support ...


Sacs Standards 2004: A Compliance Strategy For Academic Libraries, William N. Nelson Oct 2004

Sacs Standards 2004: A Compliance Strategy For Academic Libraries, William N. Nelson

The Southeastern Librarian

This article first provides an introduction to and summary of Principles of Accreditation accompanied by a detailed list of provisions specifically applicable to libraries in higher education. The provisions and importance of Standards for College Libraries, approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2000, are summarized and examples of implementation are identified. In a 2003 revision, minimal changes were made to these ACRL standards, which received final approval as the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education in June 2004. These standards now supercede the three ACRL type-of-library standards produced separately for universities, colleges, and community ...


Table Of Contents - Fall 2004 Oct 2004

Table Of Contents - Fall 2004

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Fall 2004 table of Contents


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 ...


Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett Oct 2004

Engaged, But Not Heroic, Academic Leadership, John B. Bennett

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Over the years, I have explored leadership challenges faced by department chairpersons and school deans. In this essay I reflect on some findings, noting that they also apply to other educational leaders such as faculty senate members and student affairs officers. Most mid-level leaders struggle with the tradition of defining leadership in terms of individualistic values and mythologies of seeing the leader in terms of the individualistic, heroic cowboy of the Western film and novel. Then I examine the position of institutional president. Here too some leaders aim to be heroic figures, like the fabled cowboy. Almost inevitably, their behaviors ...


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.


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.


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.


Faculty Learning Communities And Teaching Portfolios As A Mentoring Model, Andrea C. Wade Oct 2004

Faculty Learning Communities And Teaching Portfolios As A Mentoring Model, Andrea C. Wade

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Beginning a career in college or university teaching can be a terrifying exercise in trial and error. Unlike elementary and secondary school teachers, many college faculty members begin their teaching careers with little or no formal preparation in pedagogy. Despite being well-versed in the content discipline, faculty members in their first few semesters of teaching often lack access to the kind of frequent assessment and mentoring that would shorten the learning curve and enhance the experience for both instructor and student. Through the years, a number of different strategies have been proposed to foster interactions between college faculty members. Typically ...


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.


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.


Budget Woes In Higher Education: A Call For Leadership, Steven Graham Oct 2004

Budget Woes In Higher Education: A Call For Leadership, Steven Graham

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing leadership in the face of budget deficits in academia.