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Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Sep 2015

Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Kathryn A. Kinnucan-Welsch

This article identifies the principles of high-quality professional development based on research and explores how the principles were used to examine the Literacy Specialist Project (LSP) in Ohio. It discusses how each principle was related to literacy professional development using examples from the LSP, reports data from the project about teacher and student learning, and presents implications and additional questions related to accountability systems for professional development.


Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie May 2015

Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Report prepared Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


Aflatoxicosis In Dogs And Dealing With Suspected Contaminated Commercial Foods, Katherine Stenske, J Smith, Shelley Newman, L Newman, Claudia Kirk Jan 2015

Aflatoxicosis In Dogs And Dealing With Suspected Contaminated Commercial Foods, Katherine Stenske, J Smith, Shelley Newman, L Newman, Claudia Kirk

Shelley Newman

No abstract provided.


National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert Jul 2013

National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert

Nicole Wernert

The National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment was conducted in October 2004 with 10,712 Year 6 students from 318 schools and 9,536 Year 10 students from 249 schools. At both year levels, a sample of schools was selected with a probability proportional to size and then a sample of up to two classrooms was selected at random from those schools. The sample design and procedures, the high response rates (more than 90 percent) and the low levels of exclusions ensured that there was very little bias in the sample. The assessment was representative of the elements identified in ...


Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement : The Role Of Home And School Factors, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley Sep 2012

Explaining Socioeconomic Inequalities In Student Achievement : The Role Of Home And School Factors, Gary Marks, John Cresswell, John Ainley

Dr John Cresswell

This paper examines the extent that material, social, and cultural resources and schools account for the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement among 15-year-olds in 30 countries. Generally, cultural factors play a more important role in most countries although in a small minority of countries, material resources have a substantial impact. Most often, social resources have little impact. In many countries, educational differentiation - that is, school tracks and school types, and curriculum tracking within schools - mediates the relationship between socioeconomic background and student achievement. Countries with highly tracked systems tend to show stronger relationships. On average, over 60 percent ...


Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

"Collaborating is a highly effective skill we develop and use throughout our lives … until we become faculty." Thus the authors begin their journey into yet another in their popular "It Works" series that include: It Works for Me! Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Too! More Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Online! Shared Tips for Online and Web-Enhanced Teaching Everyone in the following pages—the authors’ collaborators—has found some area of academia that has been improved through the use of collaboration. The book begins by presenting some general tips about collaboration, then moves to ...


Attitudes To School, Educational Intentions And Participations, Siek Khoo, John Ainley Jul 2011

Attitudes To School, Educational Intentions And Participations, Siek Khoo, John Ainley

Dr John Ainley

No abstract provided.


Literacy In The First Three Years Of School : A Longitudinal Investigation, Marion Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo Jul 2011

Literacy In The First Three Years Of School : A Longitudinal Investigation, Marion Meiers, Siek Toon Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

The ACER Longitudinal Literacy and Numeracy Study (LLANS) was designed to follow the growth in literacy and numeracy of a single cohort of students across the years of primary school. A sample of 1000 students in 100 schools formed the cohort for the study, which commenced in 1999. A linked set of literacy assessment tasks focused on key aspects of literacy was developed for the LLANS. Assessment data collected across the years of primary school provided information needed to construct a long LLANS literacy scale covering the full range of proficiency. The scale was used to measure change and track ...


National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert Sep 2010

National Assessment Program : Civics And Citizenship Years 6 And 10 Report 2004, Suzanne Mellor, John Ainley, Julian Fraillon, Nicole Wernert

Julian Fraillon

The National Civics and Citizenship Sample Assessment was conducted in October 2004 with 10,712 Year 6 students from 318 schools and 9,536 Year 10 students from 249 schools. At both year levels, a sample of schools was selected with a probability proportional to size and then a sample of up to two classrooms was selected at random from those schools. The sample design and procedures, the high response rates (more than 90 percent) and the low levels of exclusions ensured that there was very little bias in the sample. The assessment was representative of the elements identified in ...


A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

A Standards-Guided Professional Learning System, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

The authors note that teaching is almost alone among the professions in not having profession developed, profession wide standards and a related system of professional learning and certification to assist teachers to attain those standards. The authors argue the case for a standards guided professional learning system (SGPLS) designed to help teachers learn and grow and provide public assurances of the quality of work of those teachers who are able to meet the standards, assist in the development of career paths for teachers and teacher leaders that are based on the demonstration of excellent teaching. They discuss the essential components ...


Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie Apr 2010

Toward A National Approach To The Accreditation Of Pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: A Discussion Paper, Lawrence Ingvarson, A Elliott, Elizabeth Kleinhenz, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Report prepared Teaching Australia: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz Apr 2010

Estandares Profesionales De Practica Y Su Importancia Para La Ensenaza, Lawrence Ingvarson, Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz

For more than three decades educators and policy makers in Australia have been interested in the development of professional standards for teachers. In recent years teacher associations in Australia have been developing their own standards to gain more influence over quality assurance in their profession. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of teaching standards and their use. It begins with an explanation of the idea of teaching standards, pointing out that standards are both statements about what is valued and tools for measurement. A distinction is drawn between ‘profession-wide’ teaching standards and standards developed by agencies like employers ...


Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie Jan 2010

Successful Youth Transitions: Insights From Longitudinal Data, Sheldon Rothman, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Sheldon Rothman

No abstract provided.


Graduate Course Experience 2005 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie Jul 2009

Graduate Course Experience 2005 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie

Dr John Ainley

This report analyses the course experience opinions of those students who completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an Australian university in 2004 and who responded to the 2005 Course experience Questionnaire. Several revisions have been incorporated into this report, such as a greater emphasis on results pertaining to postgraduate coursework degrees.


Graduate Course Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie Jul 2009

Graduate Course Experience 2006 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Hamish Coates, John Ainley, T Johnston, B Guthrie

Dr John Ainley

This report analyses the course experience perceptions of those students who completed the requirements for a coursework degree from an Australian higher education institution in 2005 and who responded to the 2006 Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). It is the 14th report in a series that began in 1993 but it may also be considered to be the 5th in a new series of reports on the expanded CEQ because the structure of the questionnaire since 2002 differs considerably from earlier versions. Several further revisions have been incorporated into this report, such as a greater emphasis on results pertaining to postgraduate ...


Shadow Study Of Student Talmud High School, Arthur Lang Dec 2006

Shadow Study Of Student Talmud High School, Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

Shadow study of Talmudic high school student in private school.


Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson Dec 2006

Roots & Routes: A Re-Imagining Of Refugee Identity Constructions And The Implications For Schooling, Jacqueline Mosselson

Jacqueline Mosselson

The ways in which refugees are assumed to adapt to United States society have serious consequences on their enjoyment and fulfillment in their schooling experiences. This is further compounded by the incorporation of refugees under a more general umbrella of "immigrant" studies. Here, excerpts are shared from an experiential study of fifteen adolescent Bosnian female refugees in New York City schools to articulate an alternative identity paradigm, roots & routes, which captures the ways in which refugees consciously balance their ethnic and new national identities in understanding themselves, their lives, and how they represent themselves to others. This paradigm enables a ...


The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow Dec 2006

The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The article presents information about the program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. The objective of the program is to provide a quiet and comfortable working place for faculty to write. This program was started 15 year back to help the faculty members to write more productively. The organizers of the program invite all college teachers to sign up for the dates and times that suit them at the beginning of the semester. The program sets aside structured time and space for the faculty to write.


Students Awareness Of And Attitude To Hiv/Aids: Implications For Information Providers, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr Dec 2006

Students Awareness Of And Attitude To Hiv/Aids: Implications For Information Providers, Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

The study was carried ot to determine the undergraduate students awareness and attitude towards HIV/AIDS prevention. A sample of 1000 students was taken from the Federal University of Technology Owerri. The results show that the students had no deep knowledge of HIV/AIDS, their major source of information is the mass media, many of the students were not taking precautionary measures against HIV/AIDS infection.


On "Literature Reviews Of, And For, Educational Research": A Response To The Critique By Joseph Maxwell, David Boote, Penny Beile Nov 2006

On "Literature Reviews Of, And For, Educational Research": A Response To The Critique By Joseph Maxwell, David Boote, Penny Beile

Penny Beile

Continued dialogue between the authors of the On the Centrality of Literature Reviews piece that appeared in Educational Researcher and Joseph Maxwell, who critiqued it.


Learning To Read, Loving To Read: Making Connections For Migrant Students Through Innovative Practice, Linda Evans Nov 2006

Learning To Read, Loving To Read: Making Connections For Migrant Students Through Innovative Practice, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards Nov 2006

Rising Competition For University In Melbourne And Its Impact On Disadvantaged Students, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Analysing Hierarchical Data With Multivariate Outcomes: Beyond Multilevel Regression Models, Siek Khoo Nov 2006

Analysing Hierarchical Data With Multivariate Outcomes: Beyond Multilevel Regression Models, Siek Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

Multilevel regression models are now well established and widely applied in analyses of hierarchical data – typically to account for variation in only one univariate response variable at level 1. However, many substantive research questions call for more complex models. For the analyses of hierarchical data with multivariate outcomes, multilevel mean and covariance structure modelling in the structural equation modelling framework offers great flexibility and modelling opportunities. This paper describes the basic concepts of two-level mean and covariance structure analysis of hierarchical data, and showcases application examples. The paper focuses on fitting possible models requiring multilevel applications and highlight: (a) the ...


Florida Comprehensive Needs Assessment/Service Delivery Plan: Recommendations For Reading Achievement, Linda Evans Nov 2006

Florida Comprehensive Needs Assessment/Service Delivery Plan: Recommendations For Reading Achievement, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

No abstract is currently available.


Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner Nov 2006

Pisa – The Programme For International Student Assessment – An Overview, Ross Turner

Ross Turner

An overview of the PISA project is given in order to set a context for a consideration of the ways in which this large international assessment programme uses scientific measurement principles and techniques. The overview describes the goals of the project, its major organisational features (its participants, its procedures and organisational structure, its main implementation steps) and its major technical components (test design, test development, sampling, assessment operations, data scaling and analysis, and reporting). The ways in which measurement principles are used are interwoven with the discussion of the relevant technical components. The paper concludes with a detailed discussion of ...


Modeling The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami For Introductory Physics Students, Gregory A. Dilisi, Richard A. Rarick Nov 2006

Modeling The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami For Introductory Physics Students, Gregory A. Dilisi, Richard A. Rarick

Gregory A. DiLisi

A classroom exercise to model tsunamis is described. The simulations illustrate 3 dramatic signature features of tsunamis: the increase in amplitude as the tsunami moves to shallower water, the corresponding decrease in wavelength and speed, and the increasing steepness of the leading edge. These characteristics typically classify tsunamis as shallow-water waves, which can be confusing to students as they are generated and travel mostly in deep water. The highlight of the activity is the construction of a tsunami tank comprising a wooden frame and clear acrylic sides, which can be used to generate simulated tsunamis that illustrate these properties.


Review Of Lonergan's Quest: A Student Of Desire In The Authoring Of "Insight" By William A. Mathews, Richard M. Liddy Nov 2006

Review Of Lonergan's Quest: A Student Of Desire In The Authoring Of "Insight" By William A. Mathews, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Religião, Direitos Humanos E Educação, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2006

Religião, Direitos Humanos E Educação, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Não admira que haja atritos, incompreensões, entre as religiões e os poderes. Porque, antes de mais, foi preciso a uns e a outros comprimirem-se para darem lugar (espaço, mesmo) ao outro tipo de normatividade e de poder. Em muitos casos históricos se terá começado com um poder de índole teocrática. E só com o tempo e o progresso social e político se passaria a admitir a cisão do mando, num ramo secular e num ramo sacral. O grande problema do tratamento da questão religiosa do ponto de vista dos Direitos Humanos, é que se trata, no limite, de pôr uma ...