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General Reseach Fund, Ugc, J. Connelly Dec 2011

General Reseach Fund, Ugc, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

Principal Investigator Tracking and examining the diversity of Hong Kong and Singapore's youth and the young's practices of engagement in New Media and the resultant New Literacies practices, inside and outside school Duration: 2012-2014 Funding: HK$633,500


Ecology Policy For Educational Technology, Vonzell Agosto, Anthony Rolle Dec 2011

Ecology Policy For Educational Technology, Vonzell Agosto, Anthony Rolle

Vonzell Agosto

No abstract provided.


Supporting Good Writing Instruction: The Hoosier Writing Project, Susan Adams, Steve Fox, Herb Budden Dec 2011

Supporting Good Writing Instruction: The Hoosier Writing Project, Susan Adams, Steve Fox, Herb Budden

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Student Achievement Institute (InSAI) Conference.


Experiential Learning And Macro-Education: Enhancing Traditional Marketing Courses With Macromarketing Projects, Scott Radford, David Hunt, Deborah Andrus Dec 2011

Experiential Learning And Macro-Education: Enhancing Traditional Marketing Courses With Macromarketing Projects, Scott Radford, David Hunt, Deborah Andrus

David M. Hunt

This paper reviews benefits of experiential learning to highlight the value of the approach for advancing macromarketing education. We consider how incorporating experiential learning projects into core marketing courses can help deliver macromarketing education and enhance the delivery of critical micromarketing principles for a broad range of business students. Experiential learning reflects a dynamic, four-stage learning process emphasizing concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation. Experiential learning projects that achieve the four stages of experiential learning help business students understand how to frame managerial decisions in terms of the broad moral, political, and social contexts in which all ...


Scenes From A Restaurant: The Challenge Of Being Manager And Friend, Kent Kauffman Dec 2011

Scenes From A Restaurant: The Challenge Of Being Manager And Friend, Kent Kauffman

Kent D Kauffman

This decision-based critical incident involves the dilemma faced by a college student who is made the manager of a restaurant, placing her above her two close friends who also work in the restaurant. The three women not only work together, but they go to college together. Two of three friends are assistant managers for a short time, but when one is demoted and the other is promoted, the change in the professional relationship threaten the personal dynamics. Things come to a boil, as it were, when the newly minted manager delegates responsibility for the restaurant’s inventory to the restaurant ...


Redefining Ksu Teacher Education: Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Teaching/Learning, Karen Kuhel, B. Edwards, D. Bell, L. Evans Dec 2011

Redefining Ksu Teacher Education: Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Teaching/Learning, Karen Kuhel, B. Edwards, D. Bell, L. Evans

Karen A Kuhel

KSU Infusion Committee white paper submitted to the BCOE and Teacher Quality Grant Leadership Teams.


Literacy Instruction In Kindergarten: Using The Power Of Dramatic Play, Genan Anderson, Ann Sharp, Debora Escalante Dec 2011

Literacy Instruction In Kindergarten: Using The Power Of Dramatic Play, Genan Anderson, Ann Sharp, Debora Escalante

Genan Anderson

This article supports using dramatic play in the kindergarten classroom to engage children emotionally in the learning process. It uses classroom scenarios to support the role of the dramatic arts to promote oral language development, reading readiness, reading achievement, comprehension, and writing skills. It asserts that early childhood students are best served when sound foundational literacy instruction is playfully presented, practiced in activities such as socio-dramatic play, and enhanced with creative arts.


Review Of The Book: Standing On The Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences In Advanced Degree Programs By Mary F. Howard-Hamilton Et Al. (Eds.), Zeynep Isik-Ercan Dec 2011

Review Of The Book: Standing On The Outside Looking In: Underrepresented Students’ Experiences In Advanced Degree Programs By Mary F. Howard-Hamilton Et Al. (Eds.), Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Book Review -- Writing Assessment And The Revolution In Digital Texts And Technologies, Jeanne Bohannon Dec 2011

Book Review -- Writing Assessment And The Revolution In Digital Texts And Technologies, Jeanne Bohannon

Jeanne Law Bohannon

No abstract provided.


Can 3d Visualization Assist In Young Children’S Understanding Of Sun-Earth-Moon System?, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Beomjin Kim, Jeff Nowak Dec 2011

Can 3d Visualization Assist In Young Children’S Understanding Of Sun-Earth-Moon System?, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Beomjin Kim, Jeff Nowak

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

This research-in-progress investigates how the usage of technology, specifically three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic vision, might support astronomy learning in primary grades. 3D stereoscopic vision might be an effective means to observe the relationships among space objects through simulations. In order to explore this presumption, this pilot study examines how 3D stereoscopic vision might enhance urban second graders’ understanding of (a) the shape of Sun, Moon, and Earth, (b) how day and night alternate, and (c) how Moon appears in different shapes. Currently, Indiana state standards for science do not suggest the teaching of these astronomical concepts explicitly before fourth grade ...


Tmi! Harnessing And Taming The Wealth Of Information With Mobile Devices, Joyce Lazier, Samantha Birk Dec 2011

Tmi! Harnessing And Taming The Wealth Of Information With Mobile Devices, Joyce Lazier, Samantha Birk

joyce lazier

A showcase of the collaborative and creative power of the iPad to re-invision the classroom and better engage the student.


“I Go To School Six Days A Week”: The Role Of Cultural And Religious Practices Within Hybrid Turkish-American Communities In Supporting Academic And Socioemotional Growth, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Dec 2011

“I Go To School Six Days A Week”: The Role Of Cultural And Religious Practices Within Hybrid Turkish-American Communities In Supporting Academic And Socioemotional Growth, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Teachers Reclaiming Their Voices In Student Learning And Initiating Their Own Professional Growth: Suggestions For The Obama Administration, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Dec 2011

Teachers Reclaiming Their Voices In Student Learning And Initiating Their Own Professional Growth: Suggestions For The Obama Administration, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Sociocultural Theory-Guided College-Level Mandarin Chinese Hybrid Course Design, Li Jin Dec 2011

Sociocultural Theory-Guided College-Level Mandarin Chinese Hybrid Course Design, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper explains how sociocultural theory (SCT), particularly its three key concepts: mediation, zone of proximal development, and agency, can be used to guide the course design of college-level 1st-year Mandarin Chinese hybrid courses. Specific examples are illustrated to demonstrate how three aspects of the hybrid course design: 1) learning materials and tasks, 2) teacher-student and student-student interaction, and 3) assessments, are guided from a SCT perspective. The feedback from students enrolled in a college-level hybrid Mandarin Chinese course sequence is also provided.


Content-Based English Education In China: Students’ Experiences And Perspectives, Gulbahar Beckett, Fang Li Dec 2011

Content-Based English Education In China: Students’ Experiences And Perspectives, Gulbahar Beckett, Fang Li

Gulbahar Beckett

This study explores undergraduate students’ experiences and perceptions of the
content-based EFL instruction at a northwestern Chinese university. It is one of the first
empirical studies of content-based EFL in China. Through a three-part open-ended questionnaire
administered with 34 undergraduate students majoring in finance, the study reveals
overwhelming support for this approach to EFL. Participants believed that learning English and
content knowledge simultaneously was helpful and that the spread of English in China can
benefit the nation and its people. The findings also indicate that some participants were critical of
the approach, stating that it is “shallow content teaching” and ...


Teaching “Other People’S Children” In Obama Era: Challenges And Promises, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Dec 2011

Teaching “Other People’S Children” In Obama Era: Challenges And Promises, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


Down The Rabbit Hole: A Look At Integrating Classic Literature Into A Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Adam E. Sokol Dec 2011

Down The Rabbit Hole: A Look At Integrating Classic Literature Into A Secondary Mathematics Curriculum, Adam E. Sokol

Adam E Sokol

The importance of mathematics and reading is paramount to the advancement of civilization. Research has shown that mathematics and reading, along with writing, have a strong correlation. The new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics stress the importance of applying mathematical concepts to other subjects and real life. Interestingly, the mathematics and English curriculums have some objectives in common. Classic literature provides a unique context for mathematical concepts to be applied. Using classic literature to teach mathematics could allow students to engage in mathematics and literature more deeply. Example lessons and worksheets supported by research allow teachers to another ...


Teacher Leaders: Women (Of African Descent) Enacting Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha Dec 2011

Teacher Leaders: Women (Of African Descent) Enacting Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter is concerned with how educational leadership preparation programs promote a sense of agency among women of African descent (who identify racially as Black) to serve as teacher leaders for social justice.


Continued Professional Development Of Teachers To Facilitate Language Used In Numeracy And Mathematics, Brenda Louw Dec 2011

Continued Professional Development Of Teachers To Facilitate Language Used In Numeracy And Mathematics, Brenda Louw

Brenda Louw

Learners in South African schools have been found to perform poorly in mathematics because they do not understand the language used in solving mathematical problems. In order to improve academic performance teachers need to be made aware of the importance of language in the development of numeracy. A continued professional development (CPD) programme addressed this need. The purpose of the research was to understand how the participants implemented the strategies developed during the programme and how they perceived the support provided by the programme. The research was conducted over 2 years in semi-rural and urban contexts. As part of a ...


Teaching Question Making To Beginners, Sarah Marie Springsteen Dec 2011

Teaching Question Making To Beginners, Sarah Marie Springsteen

Sarah Marie Springsteen

A best practice method for introducing grammatically accurate question making into a communicative beginners language class.


Values Education In The Israeli Education System And The Place Of Education For Values: Adopting Legal Narratives (Written For The Committee For Revamp Schooling For The 21st Century, Initiative For Applied Education Research, Israeli Academy For Science And Humanities), Lotem Perry-Hazan Dec 2011

Values Education In The Israeli Education System And The Place Of Education For Values: Adopting Legal Narratives (Written For The Committee For Revamp Schooling For The 21st Century, Initiative For Applied Education Research, Israeli Academy For Science And Humanities), Lotem Perry-Hazan

Dr. Lotem Perry-Hazan

No abstract provided.


Teachers Reclaiming Their Voices In Student Learning And Initiating Their Own Professional Growth: Suggestions For The Obama Administration, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Dec 2011

Teachers Reclaiming Their Voices In Student Learning And Initiating Their Own Professional Growth: Suggestions For The Obama Administration, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

No abstract provided.


A Southern Progressive: M. A. Cassidy And The Lexington Schools, 1886-1928, Richard E. Day, Lindsey N. Devries Dec 2011

A Southern Progressive: M. A. Cassidy And The Lexington Schools, 1886-1928, Richard E. Day, Lindsey N. Devries

Richard E. Day

The 42-year career of M. A. Cassidy exemplifies the transition of public school leadership in Kentucky from non-educators who held religious-political ideologies to professional progressive educators who sought to make Kentucky schools more efficient through expertise and scientific management. This concept was fully adopted in Section 183 of the Kentucky Constitution (1891) which required the General Assembly to “provide for an efficient system of common schools throughout the state.” Confident that professional educators were best suited to devise solutions to social problems, and justified by the twin notions of equality of educational opportunity and meritocracy, Cassidy was part of a ...


Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider Dec 2011

Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

The purpose of this study was to examine a Masters in Education (MEDU) cohort at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to measure their perceptions of the value of information literacy instruction in the graduate classroom. Findings indicate that MEDU students recognize the importance of information literacy skills and value the information literacy instruction they received in the masters program because it not only improved their information literacy skills but their overall achievement.


Missing And Shrinking Voices: A Critical Analysis Of Florida's Textbook Adoption Policy, Randria Williams Usf, Vonzell Agosto Usf Dec 2011

Missing And Shrinking Voices: A Critical Analysis Of Florida's Textbook Adoption Policy, Randria Williams Usf, Vonzell Agosto Usf

Vonzell Agosto

Critical analysis of the Florida textbook adoption policy and its recent changes. A critical multicultural and critical race theory lens is taken in the analysis of documents for how the representation of ethnic and racial minority groups is reduced and might be enlarged through alternative policy making processes.


Teacher Leaders: Women (Of African Descent) Enacting Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha Dec 2011

Teacher Leaders: Women (Of African Descent) Enacting Social Justice, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter is concerned with how educational leadership preparation programs promote a sense of agency among women of African descent (who identify racially as Black) to serve as teacher leaders for social justice.


Tms 170: El Debate Sobre Los Tores, Carmela Ferradans Dec 2011

Tms 170: El Debate Sobre Los Tores, Carmela Ferradans

Carmela Ferradans

Part of the Teaching Mods Series, the research for this project was possible in part thanks to an
IWU Re-centering the Humanities Mellon Foundation grant. Teaching Mods is a digital library of teaching modules and materials for the advancement of interpretive skills in Spanish language, literature, and culture. The main purpose of Teaching Mods is to make higher education more affordable and accessible to students and teachers by developing an open licensed digital library of high quality college-level educational materials.