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Math Content & Els: What You Need To Know & Do To Impact Academic Achievement, Karen Kuhel Nov 2012

Math Content & Els: What You Need To Know & Do To Impact Academic Achievement, Karen Kuhel

Karen A Kuhel

Workshop at Noyce Mathematics Scholar Seminar


Early Sport Specializers, Laura Petranek Oct 2012

Early Sport Specializers, Laura Petranek

Laura Jones Petranek

No abstract provided.


The Role Perceptions Of Deos In Pakistan : Toothless Tigers Or Selfless Servants?, Jan-E-Alam Khaki, Zubeda Bana, Mir Afzal Tajik, Qamar Safdar Oct 2012

The Role Perceptions Of Deos In Pakistan : Toothless Tigers Or Selfless Servants?, Jan-E-Alam Khaki, Zubeda Bana, Mir Afzal Tajik, Qamar Safdar

Zubeda Bana

The study of educational leadership and management in Pakistan is relatively a new territory – a road less travelled. This is truer when it comes to the study of District Education Officials’ (DEOs) ways of managing education. These officials actually bridge the government higher functionaries and policies in terms of policy implementation, monitoring and supervision of the schools in their respective districts. These officials theoretically should exercise significant control over the functioning of schools in their jurisdiction. Though on paper they have heavy responsibilities but actually they have limited arena to exercise; their power due largely to complex web of power ...


Envisioning The Future Of Doctoral Education : Preparing Stewards Of The Discipline, Carnegie Essays On The Doctorate, George Walker Oct 2012

Envisioning The Future Of Doctoral Education : Preparing Stewards Of The Discipline, Carnegie Essays On The Doctorate, George Walker

George E. Walker

Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education is a collection of essays commissioned for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. The question posed to the essayists in this volume was "If you could start de novo, what would be the best way to structure doctoral education in your field to prepare stewards of the discipline?" The authors of the essays are respected thinkers, researchers, and scholars who are experienced with and thoughtful about doctoral education.


The Formation Of Scholars : Rethinking Doctoral Education For The Twenty-First Century, George Walker Oct 2012

The Formation Of Scholars : Rethinking Doctoral Education For The Twenty-First Century, George Walker

George E. Walker

This book distills the lessons learned from a five-year action and research project with more than 80 doctoral programs committed to better preparing graduates. Six disciplines were included: Chemistry, education, English, history, mathematics and neuroscience.


Shifting Cultural Perspectives: Collaborative Learning For Preservice Teachers And Els, Susan Adams, Brooke Cisco Sep 2012

Shifting Cultural Perspectives: Collaborative Learning For Preservice Teachers And Els, Susan Adams, Brooke Cisco

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 6, 2012.


Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Common Core Subject Standards Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Sep 2012

Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Common Core Subject Standards Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 6, 2012.


Creating Conditions For Teacher Transformation For Equitable Classrooms, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks Sep 2012

Creating Conditions For Teacher Transformation For Equitable Classrooms, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 65th Annual ATE-I Teacher Education Conference, Nashville, IN, October 20-22, 2012.


Creative Text-Based Summarization And Pre-Writing Engagements For Diverse Learners, Susan Adams Sep 2012

Creative Text-Based Summarization And Pre-Writing Engagements For Diverse Learners, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, Noblesville, IN, October 13, 2012.


Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams Sep 2012

Research As Collaborative Act: A Latherian Approach To Collaborative Analysis Of Race-Based Professional Development With K-12 Educators, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Dayton, OH, October 19, 2012.


In Search Of A Different Accounting Graduate: Entry-Point Determinants Of Students’ Performance In An Undergraduate Accountancy Degree Programme In Singapore, Poh Sun Seow, Shan Chi Gary Pan, Siok Wan, Joanne Tay Aug 2012

In Search Of A Different Accounting Graduate: Entry-Point Determinants Of Students’ Performance In An Undergraduate Accountancy Degree Programme In Singapore, Poh Sun Seow, Shan Chi Gary Pan, Siok Wan, Joanne Tay

Gary PAN

This study investigates the association of prior academic achievement, admission interview, critical thinking, mathematical aptitude, gender and age with successful academic performance in an undergraduate accountancy degree programme at a Singapore university. The purpose of revisiting the determinants of academic performance is twofold: firstly, university accounting education in Singapore has changed greatly since Koh and Koh’s earlier study (1999), so this study examines if determinants previously identified as significant continue to be so in the new setting; secondly, the study tests the usefulness of admission interview in identifying applicants who achieve subsequent academic success. All the data on students ...


Authenticity In Academic Development: The Myth Of Neutrality, Gail Rathbun, Nancy Turner Jul 2012

Authenticity In Academic Development: The Myth Of Neutrality, Gail Rathbun, Nancy Turner

Gail A. Rathbun

Academic developers are often positioned as intermediaries who wield value-neutral tools—language, models, and techniques—in service of decidedly non-neutral institutional goals. We challenge the value of perpetuating the ideal of the neutrality of academic developers and their tools by examining the ways in which our resources and approaches produce imbalances of control, power, and authority in a consulting relationship. We suggest that the values embedded within the practices of academic development lead developers, and the people they help, to act inauthentically. By recognizing the improbability of neutrality in academic development work, the authors seek to open the way to ...


The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

The Power To Transform: Leadership That Brings Learning And Schooling To Life, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

The Power to Transform is a call to re-conceive and re-design schooling. Rather than offer “best practices” or “prescriptive solutions,” it invites leaders of all ages and walks of life to think differently about learning and schooling. It illuminates the “why” and “what” of educational transformation and explores its deepest roots. It offers new language, new design principles, a new framework, and a new map for creating vibrant, imaginative and adaptive learning landscapes that integrate the dynamic properties of living systems with the generative principles of learning. It is from this natural integration that the new story of learning and ...


Blessed Unrest: The Power Of Unreasonable People To Change The World, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Blessed Unrest: The Power Of Unreasonable People To Change The World, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

In her keynote address at the 2008 NCSSSMST Professional Conference, Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall addresses what work can be done with the collective resources of its Consortium members which beg to be shared and connected--and also explores what the source of "...our Blessed Unrest that will give us the courage to become unreasonable advocates for our children and for STEM transformation?"


Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Re-Imagining Specialized Stem Academies: Igniting And Nurturing ‘Decidedly Different Minds,’ By Design, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

This article offers a personal vision and conceptual design for reimagining specialized science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies designed to nurture decidedly different STEM minds and ignite a new generation of global STEM talent, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership. This design enables students to engage actively in the authentic work, modes of inquiry, and practices that distinguish four STEM learning cultures, environments, and communities: (a) Inquiry and Research Laboratory and Interdisciplinary Learning Center—develops disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inquiry-based thinking; (b) Innovation Incubator and Design Studio—ignites innovative and design-based thinking; (c) Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Institute—nurtures change leadership ...


Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan Jul 2012

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan

George Hrivnak

No abstract provided.


Reconnecting Language And Learning: Re-Integrating Academic And Language/Learning Development, Alisa Percy Jul 2012

Reconnecting Language And Learning: Re-Integrating Academic And Language/Learning Development, Alisa Percy

Alisa Percy, PhD

This presentation is concerned with the connection between academic development and language and learning development practitioners in Australian higher education. In 2002, Rowland argued that academic development could work as a ‘re-integrating force’ (p54) to bring a sense of coherence to professional life in the academy that had become fragmented across five fault-lines: the purpose of higher education, the relationship between students and teachers, the relationship between teachers and managers, the tension between teaching and research, and the fragmentation of knowledge. In this presentation, I propose a sixth fault line; that is, the pedagogical fracture between language and learning, which ...


Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Ccss Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams Jun 2012

Secondary Esl Round Table: Excavating Our Ccss Hopes And Fears, Revealing New Literacy Possibilities For Ells, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the 2012 Literocity Conference, Indianapolis, IN, July 9, 2012.


First Week Of School After The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Case Of Students In Public Secondary Schools In Kigali, Musa Olaka Jun 2012

First Week Of School After The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Case Of Students In Public Secondary Schools In Kigali, Musa Olaka

Musa Wakhungu Olaka

How are teenage students who have just survived a genocide and witnessed human atrocities on a mass scale scaffolded to get back into a school learning environment and what mechanisms do schools put in place when these students are placed in the same class or physical space with other students who themselves or their parents were perpetrators or perceived perpetrators of a genocide? Five months after the onset of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, public schools were reopened yet most of the trained teachers had been killed during the genocide while others were in prison or in exile. Almost all secondary ...


Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan May 2012

Stephen Colbert And Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!), Aaron Schiller, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Things that make you go “what?”, p. 29-49). Book description: In Stephen Colbert's recent commencement address at Princeton University, he told the graduates not to change the world. And on the very first episode of The Colbert Report, he coined the term "truthiness," which means "not what is true, but rather what feels true." (The American Dialect Society subsequently voted "truthiness" 2005 Word of the Year, joining the august ranks of "plutoed," "red state," and "metrosexual.") Stephen Colbert, both the man and his body of work, represents a particularly rich set of philosophical ...


Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose May 2012

Designing Courses For Significant Learning: Voices Of Experience: New Directions In Teaching & Learning, 119, D. Fink, A. Fink, Roben Torosyan, Marice Rose

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan and Marice Rose are contributing authors, "Integrating big questions with real world applications: Models from art history and philosophy", p. 61-70.

Book description: Higher education today is being called on to deliver a new and more powerful kind of education, one that prepares students to be more engaged citizens, better equipped to solve complex problems at work and better prepared to lead meaningful lives individually. To respond to this call, teachers in colleges and universities need to learn how to design more powerful kinds of learning into their courses. In 2003, Dee Fink published a seminal book, Creating ...


The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan May 2012

The Daily Show And Philosophy: Moment Of Zen In The Art Of Fake News, Jason Holt, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing author, "Public discourse and the Stewart model of critical thinking", p. 107-120. Book description: An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. * Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report * Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way * Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues * Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions ...


Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen May 2012

Spirituality In Higher Education: Autoethnographies, Heewon Chang, Drick Boyd, Eileen O'Shea, Roben Torosyan, Tracey Robert, I. Haug, Betsy Bowen

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Roben Torosyan is a contributing co-author (with Eileen O'Shea, Tracey Robert and Betsy Bowen), " Spirituality & Professional Collegiality: Espirit de 'Core'", Chapter 5.

Book description: This collection of articles explores how a wide range of academics-- diverse in location, rank and discipline-- understand and express how they deal with spirituality in their professional lives and how they integrate spirituality in teaching, research, administration, and advising. The contributors also analyze the culture of academia and its challenges to the spiritual development of those involved. Twenty chapter authors--from a variety of faith traditions--discuss the ways in which their own beliefs have affected ...


Notetaking On The Ipad: Evernote, Memo Cordova May 2012

Notetaking On The Ipad: Evernote, Memo Cordova

Jose Guillermo "Memo" Cordova Silva

Presentation to Boise State faculty on the uses and functionality of the Evernote environment.


How Technology Affects Deep Reading Skills: Technology And Adult Learners, Chase Clow Apr 2012

How Technology Affects Deep Reading Skills: Technology And Adult Learners, Chase Clow

Chase Clow

Thanks to project Gutenburg and ebrary, classic literature is now freely available to be read on various hand held devices such as Kindle, iPADs, and Laptops. Chase Clow will present on how students in the Humanities Seminar accessed course readings on these popular devices, how technology pairs with our Pathways student population, and how technology can affect the deep reading skills required for academic success in the various humanities disciplines.


Making Learning Visible: The Genesis Of A Learning Community, Elizabeth Predeger, Randy Magen, Deborah Periman Mar 2012

Making Learning Visible: The Genesis Of A Learning Community, Elizabeth Predeger, Randy Magen, Deborah Periman

Randy Howard Magen

A brief history on the genesis of a faculty-designed Faculty Learning Community (FLC), Making Learning Visible, on one Northwest campus, will set the stage for a shared dialogue of possibilities. A view through the eyes of faculty members involved in the evolution of this community of learners will be shared. Engaging participants as a "think tank," we will collaboratively design a learning community template for creating a campus culture of sustained excellence.


Preparing Economic Educators For A New Era: An Interdisciplinary Model Yields Teacher And Student Gains, Scott Willison, Philip Kelly Mar 2012

Preparing Economic Educators For A New Era: An Interdisciplinary Model Yields Teacher And Student Gains, Scott Willison, Philip Kelly

Philip P. Kelly

This study examines the effectiveness of a three-year Masters of Economics Education program developed and delivered through an interdisciplinary partnership between a Northwest University's College of Business and College of Education. The research on the Idaho Economic Fellows Institute clearly supports this format of teacher preparation and/or professional development. Specifically the research showed that the program increased fellows' economic literacy and positively affected the fellows' teaching skills and techniques. There is also strong evidence that the institute influenced the economic content being taught by fellows as well as their students' success on standardized tests. Researchers employed a mixed ...


Local Revenue: Making A Difference In College Readiness, Christian Busnardo, Philip Kelly Mar 2012

Local Revenue: Making A Difference In College Readiness, Christian Busnardo, Philip Kelly

Philip P. Kelly

This research project collects demographic, fiscal, and assessment data from Idaho school districts that have a high school and that report senior ACT scores. Analysis of the data indicates statewide correlations between local economic revenue indicators (local revenue per student, household median income, and percentage of local funding per student) and Idaho high school graduating seniors’ composite ACT scores. This research project indicates: (1) A strong relationship between Idaho school districts’ local revenues and their seniors composite ACT scores; (2) A strong relationship between Idaho high schools amount of local revenue per student and minimal ACT benchmarks not met by ...


Balancing On The Backs Of Children: A Contemporary Theoretical Examination Of Conflicting Claims To Educational Authority, Philip Kelly Mar 2012

Balancing On The Backs Of Children: A Contemporary Theoretical Examination Of Conflicting Claims To Educational Authority, Philip Kelly

Philip P. Kelly

No abstract provided.


Where Are The Children?: Educational Neglect Across The Fifty States, Philip Kelly Mar 2012

Where Are The Children?: Educational Neglect Across The Fifty States, Philip Kelly

Philip P. Kelly

This paper explores the extent to which states are meeting their obligation to provide adequate educations for their minor citizens. It reveals the current mismatch between children identified in the federal census and those enrolled in any form of schooling. Currently, approximately 1.7 million children (3.5% nationwide) within compulsory education age ranges are not enrolled with any type of educational institution. Hawaii, at 17.5%, has the largest percentage of “missing children.” These “missing” children lie at the intersection of two policy implementing bodies, departments of education and departments of health and welfare. Unfortunately, most states cannot reconcile ...