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Providing Students With Effective Feedback, Kathy Dale Oct 2006

Providing Students With Effective Feedback, Kathy Dale

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Feedback is a classroom process that has been under the researchers’ microscopes since the 1970’s to the present, and with good cause—it’s a teacher practice that works. Consistently, researchers have found that when teachers effectively employ feedback procedures, they positively and often powerfully impact the achievement of their students. In fact, Bellon, Bellon, and Blank note, “Academic feedback is more strongly and consistently related to achievement than any other teaching behavior….This relationship is consistent regardless of grade, socioeconomic status, race, or school setting….When feedback and corrective procedures are used, most students can attain the same ...


The Bullying Boss, Anne Jefferson Oct 2006

The Bullying Boss, Anne Jefferson

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Leadership has mistakenly been assumed to be a quality processed by all individuals who have positions of authority. Implied is the ability to “draw others into the active pursuit of the strategic goals” (Cunningham and Cordeiro, 2006, p. 155) of the organization. This ability energizes faculty to take the organization to greater heights of achievement. But, as Elash (2004) clearly pointed out, “the corporate scandals at the turn of the millennium clearly demonstrate that leaders can be self-serving and greedy …. Even if they are well intentioned, leaders can abuse their power. … Some are just bullies who mistreat others simply because ...


Table Of Contents - Fall 2006 Oct 2006

Table Of Contents - Fall 2006

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Fall 2006 table of contents


Cynicism, Trust, And Internal-External Locus Of Control Among Home Educated Students, Donald Mcculloch, Sarah Slocum, Cadia Kolegue, Sarah Montaudo Oct 2006

Cynicism, Trust, And Internal-External Locus Of Control Among Home Educated Students, Donald Mcculloch, Sarah Slocum, Cadia Kolegue, Sarah Montaudo

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Home education, also known colloquially as home schooling, has been on the rise for the past two decades. Estimates of the number home educated students range from 1.7% to 3% of the student population (Blok, 2003). It has gained legitimacy as noted by its evolution from being prohibited in 30 states in 1980 to now being legal in all fifty states (Blok, 2003). Probably the greatest sign of this new legitimacy is its general acceptance and positive coverage in the media where home education is presented as a viable alternative to traditional schooling. Often stories present some exceptional and ...


Leadership Of Stability And Leadership Of Volatility: Transactional And Transformational Leaderships Compared, Ian Hay Oct 2006

Leadership Of Stability And Leadership Of Volatility: Transactional And Transformational Leaderships Compared, Ian Hay

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Since the late 1970s, the literature on leadership has featured a debate and program of research exploring relationships between transactional and transformational leadership. To some degree, this work was given an impetus by both the search for appropriate leadership strategies within the increasingly turbulent, unstable and competitive post-World War 2 economic, geopolitical and social environment (Simic, 1998) and the declining significance of the pre-existing ‘social contract’ which had implied long-term employment in return for loyalty (Griffin, 2003). With the apparent demise of a transaction fundamental to organizational leadership and an emerging context of organizational volatility came the search to better ...


Simple Way For A Successful Path, Km. Nadeera Oct 2006

Simple Way For A Successful Path, Km. Nadeera

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Education is the basic path to create a complete person improving high thinking and analytical skills for solving problems. Certain defects of the science education would be observed in developing countries minimizing the nations’ strength towards the better development. Quality of the science education is the common fact to be considered in developing countries. Most of the developing countries are following western educational systems which are unsuitable for man’s strength in developing countries as a result of the colonization. Exam oriented teaching processes are going on without understanding and applications. Learner centered, activity based science education is unpracticed due ...


The Role Of Educational Leaders In Implementing A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Designed To Increase The Learning Opportunities For Diverse Students, Frank Andrews Oct 2006

The Role Of Educational Leaders In Implementing A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Designed To Increase The Learning Opportunities For Diverse Students, Frank Andrews

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

While there has been a dramatic shift in the demographic educational landscape of the United States, to a more culturally diverse student population, the characteristics of teachers and educational leaders have remained largely homogeneous. Classroom teachers and school principals remain predominately White, approximately 90%, and 84% respectively (National Center for Education Statistics, as cited in Taylor & Whittaker, 2003). According to many experts, the differences between school and home culture result in lower rates of academic achievement for diverse learners. This article focuses on the challenge facing educational leaders to respond to this demographic shift by leading the implementation of a ...


Book Review: Conquest: Sexual Violence And American Indian Genocide By Andrea Smith, Cambridge, Ma: South End Press, 2005, 250 Pages, Isbn: 0896087433, Brian J. Trautman Oct 2006

Book Review: Conquest: Sexual Violence And American Indian Genocide By Andrea Smith, Cambridge, Ma: South End Press, 2005, 250 Pages, Isbn: 0896087433, Brian J. Trautman

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A book review of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith.


Dispositions: Defining, Aligning And Assessing, Nancy Edick, Lana Danielson, Sarah Edwards Oct 2006

Dispositions: Defining, Aligning And Assessing, Nancy Edick, Lana Danielson, Sarah Edwards

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

With the focus on student achievement, nationwide attempts are being made to improve schools and school systems. In these reforms teachers are the single most important factor (Darling- Hammond 1997; Wilson, Floden, and Ferrini-Mundy 2001). Teacher preparation programs have a unique opportunity and responsibility, therefore, to have a significant impact on teacher quality. Central to the ability to do so is a comprehensive understanding of what factors constitute teacher quality.


Grantsmanship And Fundraising Practices, Lisa Portugal Oct 2006

Grantsmanship And Fundraising Practices, Lisa Portugal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper discusses various issues and challenges facing philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in the United States of America. The writer believes that effective grant writing abilities are necessary for leaders in higher education and those who posses these skills will be able to lead more efficiently. The paper will present effective fundraising strategies and discuss management techniques employed by veterans in the nonprofit sector. Additionally, descriptions of each of the nine major areas associated with foundation funding are summarized, and certain grantsmanship practices are highlighted. Finally, this paper will discuss seven basic components necessary for writing a successful grant proposal.


The Edwin Friedman Model Of Family Systems Thinking:, David Cox Oct 2006

The Edwin Friedman Model Of Family Systems Thinking:, David Cox

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this essay is to take the lifework of Edwin H. Friedman (1932-1996) and share with the reader key elements pertinent to organizational leaders. From Friedman, a practicing family therapist, leadership consultant, and ordained rabbi, I will share concepts and organize my discussion into three sections. In the first section, I will introduce some basic concepts and terminology from family systems thinking that provide a unique perspective on leadership B at home and at work. In section two, I will present my interpretation of Friedman’s work on family systems thinking and its application to leadership. Finally, in ...


Table Of Contents - Summer 2006, Fort Hays State University College Of Education Jul 2006

Table Of Contents - Summer 2006, Fort Hays State University College Of Education

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Summer 2006 table of contents


Emerging Leadership Roles In Distance Education: Current State Of Affairs And Forecasting Future Trends, Lisa Portugal Jul 2006

Emerging Leadership Roles In Distance Education: Current State Of Affairs And Forecasting Future Trends, Lisa Portugal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper discusses the enormous impact distance learning has had on traditional higher education and leadership roles within those constructs. The writer will address and discuss critical issues relating to leadership in higher education with a distance learning focus, current and future distance education modalities, and future leadership trends. This paper will focus on transformational leadership qualities that are necessary for current and future successful distance education programs. Finally, the writer will provide considerable information for institutions of higher learning as well as those individuals associated with the advancement of online learning modalities.


Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee Jul 2006

Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Looking at the current practices found in academe with respect to identifying and training current leaders, will broaden our understanding of institutional involvement, succession planning and leadership development. Within the scope of land grant universities, this study will quantify how higher education institutions identify academic leaders as department chairs, associate deans, deans, and provosts, how they provide training, and how they support these leaders in their careers. A survey of current institutional practices for department chairs, associate deans, deans and provosts will offer a better look at the scope of academic leadership identification and preparation.


The Chinese Principal Leadership Capacities As Perceived By Master Teachers, Lotfollah Naijar Jul 2006

The Chinese Principal Leadership Capacities As Perceived By Master Teachers, Lotfollah Naijar

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The study addressed the following questions: (1) What are Chinese master teachers’ perceptions of their principals’ leadership capacities related to the American ELCC (2002) educational leadership program standards? (2) Do teachers’ demographic factors of gender, age, and years of teaching experience predict the perceptions of their principals’ leadership capacities? (3) Do principals’ demographic factors of gender, age, years of leadership experience, and education attainment predict the teachers’ perceptions of the principals’ leadership capacities?


The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox Jul 2006

The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

American higher education has a long and rich tradition of seeking higher moral and civic purposes in its endeavors. . . [C]ampuses have been the sites of debate on the critical issues of the day and faculty have sought to provide students with tools for rigorous analysis, critical reflection . . . . Now more than ever, higher education is challenged to educate the leaders of tomorrow and to connect those future leaders with the world of today. (Hollander 1999, v).


Virtual Schools: An Ethical Option, Nancy Nicholson, Judy Nelms, Caroline Mariano, Kathy Jabbot Jul 2006

Virtual Schools: An Ethical Option, Nancy Nicholson, Judy Nelms, Caroline Mariano, Kathy Jabbot

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An odyssey of civil rights in education has been taking place in America over the last 16 years. The school choice issue has heated up in the last decade and a half, traversing the years from 1990, with the first urban school choice program in Wisconsin, to 2006, with a suit filed against Los Angeles Unified Schools for lack of cooperation in informing parents of educational options available. The core argument is that parents, not government, should have the primary responsibility and economic power to determine where and how their children should be educated. This is a basic ethical, philosophical ...


Diversity Leadership In Higher Education, Lisa Portugal Jul 2006

Diversity Leadership In Higher Education, Lisa Portugal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper will focus on issues relating to diversity leadership in higher education, the assessment of diversity leadership issues, and suggestions for successful diversity leadership initiatives. Higher education is in the process of creating more opportunities for a diverse faculty body and issues such as mentoring, building recruiting networks, and creating sponsorship programs are at the forefront of current discussions. Moreover, developing institutional strategic plans and initiatives are essential in the development of diversity leadership agendas. Additionally, issues relating to the distribution of power and participatory management are of particular interest to many institutions of higher education.


Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time, Brian Trautman Jul 2006

Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time, Brian Trautman

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Leaders at different levels within organizations, school systems, and communities are becoming increasingly aware of the concepts and principles of the “new science” of leadership. Many of these same leaders are now beginning to integrate the new science ideology into everyday decision-making processes and practices. New science is also offering leaders the knowledge and understanding needed to effectively transform long-established, hierarchical, mechanistic organizational human resource management models into open, participative, and adaptive learning systems.


Leadership Practices Of Elementary School Principals, Timothy Pingle Apr 2006

Leadership Practices Of Elementary School Principals, Timothy Pingle

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A variety of recommendations have been suggested during the past two decades in response to the need to improve America’s schools. The effect of leadership on a school frequently emerges as a key component in achieving significant school reform. Many leadership models and specific behaviors for school principals have been presented and discussed in the literature.


Leading With The Heart: Coach K’S Successful Strategies For Basketball, Business And Life, Peter A. Maresco Apr 2006

Leading With The Heart: Coach K’S Successful Strategies For Basketball, Business And Life, Peter A. Maresco

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

If you are a student of leadership, whether in business or in sports, you have no doubt noticed the proliferation of leadership books that continue to make their way onto the shelves of bookstores. After a while one starts to wonder if there can be possibly anything left to write on the subject that hasn’t already been written. Well, perhaps there is; the relationship between leadership in sports and leadership in business, perhaps even leadership in our everyday lives.


Methodological Competencies Of Teachers: A Study Of Nigeria, Nwachukwu Ololube Apr 2006

Methodological Competencies Of Teachers: A Study Of Nigeria, Nwachukwu Ololube

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Secondary schools in Nigeria operate within the guidelines provided by the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981, revised 1989 (Federal Government of Nigeria, 1989). This document stipulates the objectives of secondary education, the caliber of teachers to teach in them and their qualifications, as well as the curriculum content and methodology to be employed. It is frightening, however, to mention that in spite of the provision in the NPE, lots of problems still hinder secondary school education development in Nigeria. These include among others: acute shortage of the employability of professionally qualified teachers and the recruitment of unqualified and untrained ...


Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall Apr 2006

Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic leaders in higher education must increasingly deal with demands from stakeholders such as students, parents, and government at the same time that they are held accountable for the curriculum and student learning environment (Newman, Couturier & Scurry, 2004; Smith, 2004). In addition, new types of higher education institutions, i.e. the for-profit schools, purport to be more agile in responding to the needs of these various constituencies, putting more pressure on the traditional colleges and universities to react more quickly. Gone are the days of unhurried deliberations and incremental changes that could take years to institute. The loosely coupled organizational nature of ...


Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans Apr 2006

Women In The Superintendency: A Study Of Accumulative Disadvantage, Cheryl Evans

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Through the lens of the Salieri effect (Clark & Corcoran, 1986) and accumulative disadvantage, the purpose of the study is to describe and explain the under-representation of women in the superintendency despite their over-representation in the teaching profession. The following will be accomplished: (a) a description of the stories of women’s lives and experiences that pertains to or describe a career in education administration; (b) an analysis of the stories these women tell through the lens of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage; © other realities that may be revealed; (d) an assessment of the usefulness of the Salieri effect and accumulative disadvantage for explaining the phenomenon under review.


Assessment Of Student Learning Practices: The Perceptions Of Faculty Members And Administrators At A Public University In The University System Of Georgia, James Williams Apr 2006

Assessment Of Student Learning Practices: The Perceptions Of Faculty Members And Administrators At A Public University In The University System Of Georgia, James Williams

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The primary purpose of this study was to determine the opinions of selected faculty members and administrators at a public university in the University System of Georgia regarding the most important assessment practices of undergraduate student learning. In addition it was to provide findings that would enhance the assessment plans of University System of Georgia member institutions and reflect the most important practices. Finally it was to provide a basis for further discussion for implementing standard practices of assessment of undergraduate student learning.


Table Of Contents - Spring 2006, Fort Hays State University College Of Education Apr 2006

Table Of Contents - Spring 2006, Fort Hays State University College Of Education

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic Leadership Journal Spring 2006 table of contents


Faculty Perceptions Of Occupational Therapy, Jennifer Cosgrove Apr 2006

Faculty Perceptions Of Occupational Therapy, Jennifer Cosgrove

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this research study was to investigate faculty perceptions of occupational therapy program director leader behavior and the impact of that behavior upon the job satisfaction of occupational therapy faculty.


Living A Legacy Of Leadership, Kathy Dale Apr 2006

Living A Legacy Of Leadership, Kathy Dale

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the qualities of a Legacy Leader.


Rural School District Consolidation, Joe Bard, Clark Gardener, Regi Wieland Apr 2006

Rural School District Consolidation, Joe Bard, Clark Gardener, Regi Wieland

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper, developed by the NREA Consolidation Task Force, provides a review of the literature on rural school consolidation, defines consolidation, addresses current research and issues related to consolidation with respect to school size, economies of scale, and student achievement, and concludes with proposed recommendations for the NREA Executive Board.


Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board Jan 2006

Cover, Front Matter & Editorial Board

Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012)

No abstract provided.