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Policy Verification Case Studies: School Level Capture Of Teacher Certification And Teacher Development Investments – Cycle 1/Final Report., Julie Kos, Phil Mckenzie Jan 2010

Policy Verification Case Studies: School Level Capture Of Teacher Certification And Teacher Development Investments – Cycle 1/Final Report., Julie Kos, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Submitted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to Contractor Strategic Advisory Services (CSAS).


Quality Of Education In Madrasah: Phase 1 – Findings From Pilot Study One., Julie Kos, Dita Nugroho, Petra Lietz Jan 2010

Quality Of Education In Madrasah: Phase 1 – Findings From Pilot Study One., Julie Kos, Dita Nugroho, Petra Lietz

Dr Petra Lietz

Submitted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to Contractor Strategic Advisory Services (CSAS).


Editorial: Un(Precedent)Ed, Robert Sweeny Dec 2009

Editorial: Un(Precedent)Ed, Robert Sweeny

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

The 30th Volume of The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education is unprecedented, in many ways. First the theme is unprecedented, or, rather, Un(predecedent)ED. This typographical wordplay, quite common throughout the history of JSTAE, troubles habitual readings of the term, allowing for interpretations that open up possibilities, however brief, for new forms of research, theorizing and artmaking. These are just a few of the interpretations of the volume theme, which each of the authors addresses in a unique manner. Some approach the theme head on, while others choose a more oblique angle of analysis and exploration. Some ...


Parts Of The Whole: Observing The State Of The System, Dorothy Wallace Dec 2009

Parts Of The Whole: Observing The State Of The System, Dorothy Wallace

Numeracy

This column draws on the approach of statistician J. Edwards Deming to analyze sources and consequences of variation in an education system. Educational systems are not immune from the effects of poor statistical control, which makes it difficult for teachers to teach effectively and for managers such as principals to improve on school performance. It is also argued that the need for statistical control in these areas is in tension, if not outright conflict, with our goals for educating students.


Two Popular Books For Quantitative Literacy: What The Numbers Say, And The Numbers Game, Robert G. Root Dec 2009

Two Popular Books For Quantitative Literacy: What The Numbers Say, And The Numbers Game, Robert G. Root

Numeracy

Niederman, Derrick, and Boyum, David. What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World. (New York: Broadway Books/Random House, 2003). 288 pp. Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-7679-0998-3. Paperback, 978-0-7679-0999-0. Available as an eBook.

Blastland, Michael, and Dilnot, Andrew. The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, in Politics and in Life. (New York: Gotham Books/Penguin, 2009). 192 pp. Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-5924-0423-0. Paperback, ISBN 978-1-5924-0485-8. Available as an eBook.

Popular books on quantitative literacy need to be easy to read, reasonably comprehensive in scope, and include examples that are thought-provoking and memorable. In contrast ...


Numeracy: Open-Access Publishing To Reduce The Cost Of Scholarly Journals, Todd A. Chavez Dec 2009

Numeracy: Open-Access Publishing To Reduce The Cost Of Scholarly Journals, Todd A. Chavez

Numeracy

Each fiscal year, as academic librarians throughout the United States prepare materials budgets, a national “groan” ensues. Regardless of their format (i.e. print or digital), serial subscription costs are escalating, in the process impacting the role of the library in advancing scholarly communication . This paper examines some of the economic issues concerning open-access (OA) journal publishing. The importance of quantitative literacy is suggested for librarians and academics seeking a better understanding of alternatives to traditional journal subscription models and to anyone considering ventures into OA publishing. Quantitative literacy is essential for managing alternatives to the rising cost of scholarly ...


College Algebra In Context: A Project Incorporating Social Issues, Michael T. Catalano Dec 2009

College Algebra In Context: A Project Incorporating Social Issues, Michael T. Catalano

Numeracy

This paper discusses the development of an innovative college algebra text designed for use in a data-driven, activity-oriented college algebra course, incorporating realistic problem situations emphasizing social and economic issues, including hunger and poverty, energy, and the environment. The course incorporates quantitative literacy themes, is informed by existing college algebra texts within the college algebra reform movement, and implements a collaborative pedagogical approach intended to provide future K-12 teachers an alternative model for the teaching of mathematics. The paper contains a short history of the project development phase, supported by an NSF grant (DUE #0442979), as well as the perceived ...


An Activity Promoting The Practice Of Quantitative Literacy For Pre– And In–Service Teachers Of Mathematics And Science, Timothy L. Sorey, Teri Willard, Duane Sholz Dec 2009

An Activity Promoting The Practice Of Quantitative Literacy For Pre– And In–Service Teachers Of Mathematics And Science, Timothy L. Sorey, Teri Willard, Duane Sholz

Numeracy

The purpose of this article is to describe a hands-on, laboratory activity that provided pre-service teachers in mathematics and science methods courses, and also some in-service mathematics teachers, with the opportunity to exercise quantitative literacy (QL) skills. The focus of the activity is electrical resistance, more particularly the resistance (in ohms) that is painted on small resistors by the use of color-coded bands, one of which is a band for % error. The activity consists of four parts. In the first, student teams familiarize themselves with the code, measure the ohmage of resistors for which the codes are visible, and compare ...


Are Statistics Labs Worth The Effort?--Comparison Of Introductory Statistics Courses Using Different Teaching Methods, Jose H. Guardiola, Nadina Duran-Hutchings, Hassan Elsalloukh Dec 2009

Are Statistics Labs Worth The Effort?--Comparison Of Introductory Statistics Courses Using Different Teaching Methods, Jose H. Guardiola, Nadina Duran-Hutchings, Hassan Elsalloukh

Numeracy

This paper compares the academic performance of students in three similar elementary statistics courses taught by the same instructor, but with the lab component differing among the three. One course is traditionally taught without a lab component; the second with a lab component using scenarios and an extensive use of technology, but without explicit coordination between lab and lecture; and the third using a lab component with an extensive use of technology that carefully coordinates the lab with the lecture. Extensive use of technology means, in this context, using Minitab software in the lab section, doing homework and quizzes using ...


Envisioning A Quantitative Studies Center: A Liberal Arts Perspective, Gizem Karaali, Philip I. Choi, Sara Owsley Sood, Eric B. Grosfils Dec 2009

Envisioning A Quantitative Studies Center: A Liberal Arts Perspective, Gizem Karaali, Philip I. Choi, Sara Owsley Sood, Eric B. Grosfils

Numeracy

Several academic institutions are searching for ways to help students develop their quantitative reasoning abilities and become more adept at higher-level tasks that involve quantitative skills. In this note we study the particular way Pomona College has framed this issue within its own context and what it plans to do about it. To this end we describe our efforts as members of a campus-wide committee that was assigned the duty of investigating the feasibility of founding a quantitative studies center on our campus. These efforts involved analysis of data collected through a faculty questionnaire, discipline-specific input obtained from each departmental ...


A Rubric For Assessing Quantitative Reasoning In Written Arguments, Nathan D. Grawe, Neil S. Lutsky, Christopher J. Tassava Dec 2009

A Rubric For Assessing Quantitative Reasoning In Written Arguments, Nathan D. Grawe, Neil S. Lutsky, Christopher J. Tassava

Numeracy

This paper introduces a rubric for assessing QR in student papers and analyzes the inter-rater reliability of the instrument based on a reading session involving 11 participants. Despite the disciplinary diversity of the group (which included a faculty member from the arts and literature, two staff members, and representatives from five natural and social science departments), the rubric produced reliable measures of QR use and proficiency in a sample of student papers. Readers agreed on the relevance and extent of QR in 75.0 and 81.9 percent of cases respectively (corresponding to Cohen’s κ= 0.611 and 0 ...


Confessions Of A Weak Tie, Joel Best Dec 2009

Confessions Of A Weak Tie, Joel Best

Numeracy

No abstract provided.


Five Thousand Downloads, H L Vacher Dec 2009

Five Thousand Downloads, H L Vacher

Numeracy

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa Dec 2009

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Science For The English Language Learner: Strategies To Enhance Comprehension, Allen Rauch, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D. Dec 2009

Science For The English Language Learner: Strategies To Enhance Comprehension, Allen Rauch, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D.

Faculty Works: Education

According to the New York State Science Learning Standards, all students, including ELLs, need to “understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories...” (NYS Learning Standards for Math, Science, Technology, 1996, p.1). [They] are expected to acquire skills such as discussing, analyzing, reading, and writing in ways similar to those of a practicing scientist” (Medina-Jerez, Clark, Medina, & Ramirez-Marin, 2007, Science for ELL, para. 2). Most students in science, however, have difficulty comprehending science content (Schoenbach et. al., 1999) and are challenged by the specialized terminology in science. Furthermore, students believe that science is a body of knowledge rather than ...


Detection Of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs In Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events Into The Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Brandon Huskins, Christopher Dockery Dec 2009

Detection Of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs In Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events Into The Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Brandon Huskins, Christopher Dockery

Faculty Publications

In this experiment, tryptamine is used as a psilocin analog and is dispersed onto a Fisher brand cellulose laboratory sponge to simulate dehydrated mushrooms. The resulting “mushroom” material is ground, molded into chocolate, and presented to student groups for real-world and applied analyses. Students isolate the tryptamine from the chocolate using their knowledge of drug chemistry, solubility, pH, extractions, etc. Qualitative analysis is conducted by comparison to standards (Thin Layer Chromatography or Gas Chromatography) and quantitative analysis is conducted by Gas Chromatography using the method of internal standards.


Relationship Between Fluency And Comprehension For Middle School Students, Ingrid Mccallister Dec 2009

Relationship Between Fluency And Comprehension For Middle School Students, Ingrid Mccallister

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Infectious Disease Or Pandemic Illness Course Attendance Policy, The College At Brockport, College Senate Dec 2009

Infectious Disease Or Pandemic Illness Course Attendance Policy, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

In an effort to avoid an epidemic of the H1N1 flu on campus, the following amendment to the existing attendance policy is being proposed.


Reflections On New Year's Eve, Diether Haenicke Dec 2009

Reflections On New Year's Eve, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was first published Dec. 29, 2004 and reprinted Dec. 30 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Indirect Gravimetric Determination Of Waters Of Hydration, Marina C. Koether Dec 2009

Indirect Gravimetric Determination Of Waters Of Hydration, Marina C. Koether

Faculty Publications

An alternate gravimetric experiment is described that can be employed in the general chemistry or the quantitative analysis laboratory course. The procedure takes less time than conventional methods and introduces students to waters of hydration and indirect determinations.


A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2009-2010, University Of Iowa Dec 2009

A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2009-2010, University Of Iowa

Profile of Students Enrolled at the University of Iowa

No abstract provided.


Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy Dec 2009

Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The liberal arts are higher education’s answer to Broadway, that "fabulous invalid" whose demise is predicted with both certainty and regularity. Claims that the liberal arts are in jeopardy have taken on increased urgency in the current economic climate. As students swell the ranks of community colleges, the presumption is that readily identifiable and employable skills rather than broad and deep learning are the primary focus of their educational ambitions.

But in the case of the liberal arts, conventional wisdom is at odds with what experience and current data suggest. For example, the benchmark freshmen surveys conducted each year ...


Right After Thanksgiving, Americans Get Serious About Christmas., Diether Haenicke Dec 2009

Right After Thanksgiving, Americans Get Serious About Christmas., Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was first published Dec. 20, 2006 and reprinted Dec. 23, 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


The Voice Of Touro College South Volume 3 Issue 1, Touro College South Dec 2009

The Voice Of Touro College South Volume 3 Issue 1, Touro College South

Yearbooks and Newsletters

"The Relaxing Issue"


Request For Tuition Stabilization Funds, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Request For Tuition Stabilization Funds, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


12-22-2009 Rankin Rowdy T-Shirts And Theme Nights Planned At Swosu, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Dec 2009

12-22-2009 Rankin Rowdy T-Shirts And Theme Nights Planned At Swosu, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

THE BARK ARCHIVE 2009

Rankin Rowdy t-shirts are now on sale as basketball season gets in full swing at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.


12-22-2009 Swosu Juniors Achieve High Scores On The Caap, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Dec 2009

12-22-2009 Swosu Juniors Achieve High Scores On The Caap, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

THE BARK ARCHIVE 2009

Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently sponsored a standardized university examination as a component of institutional assessment for SWOSU students on the Weatherford campus, and several students won cash prizes ranging from $13 to $550.


Are Teachers Prepared? Predictors Of Teachers’ Readiness To Serve As Mandated Reporters Of Child Abuse, Emily A. Greytak Dec 2009

Are Teachers Prepared? Predictors Of Teachers’ Readiness To Serve As Mandated Reporters Of Child Abuse, Emily A. Greytak

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (1974) requires that states receiving U.S. federal funds directed at child abuse implement mandated reporting laws. As a result, all states have adopted legislation requiring teachers and other professionals who deal with children to report suspicions of child abuse. The federal mandate for such reporting laws assumes that teachers will have the capability to fulfill their role as mandated reporters. However, prior research suggests that educators do not always report their suspicions of child abuse to child protective services.

Using survey data from a sample of teachers trained by the University of ...


Preschool Education In Australia, Andrew Dowling, Kate O’Malley Dec 2009

Preschool Education In Australia, Andrew Dowling, Kate O’Malley

Policy Briefs

Early childhood education (ECE) in Australia will soon experience a ‘radical makeover.’ In 2008, all Australian governments made a commitment through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) that by 2013, all children in the year before formal schooling will have access to high quality early childhood education programs delivered by degreequalified early childhood teachers, for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks of the year, in public, private and community-based preschools and child care. The purpose of this policy brief is to summarise the current structure of preschool in Australia in contemplation of this major policy shift. This paper describes the ...


The Creation And Use Of Open Educational Resources In Christian Higher Education, John L. Hilton Iii, David Wiley Dec 2009

The Creation And Use Of Open Educational Resources In Christian Higher Education, John L. Hilton Iii, David Wiley

Faculty Publications

A significant movement in education concerns the use of open educational resources (OERs). By “open” it is generally meant that the resource is freely available to others to reuse in different contexts. These resources could include books, lesson plans, syllabi, slide shows, etc. There are several examples of individuals and institutions providing open educational resources; this openness is also specifically manifest in the field of religious education. I discuss different levels in which OERs can be “open” and the implications of these levels when creating OERs. Common motivations and obstacles to creating OERs are discussed. A particularly significant issue regarding ...