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Humane Literacy And Formal Educators, Stephanie Itle-Clark Dec 2011

Humane Literacy And Formal Educators, Stephanie Itle-Clark

Stephanie Itle-Clark, Ed.D., CHES

Formal educators (those with formal education degrees versus informal educators who may work in shelters or nature centers) in the K-12 system are tasked with facilitating academic, character, and social and emotional learning in the classroom. As part of this learning, the teaching of critical thinking revolving around and reinforcement of “kindness . . . care and compassion towards” people, animals, and the environment and the interconnection among the three can work to prevent needless suffering and create community building attitudes (Selby, 1995, p. 7). Based upon knowledge of state mandates involving humane education, the Humane Literacy Coalition (HLC) was formed to study ...


Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann Dec 2011

Food Innovation And Technacy Genre Theory: Implications For Teaching And Learning, Angela Turner, Kurt Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

One of the most rapidly developing and ubiquitous areas on offer in many school curriculums is the study of our physical and digital world; we may refer to this broad area as the study of anthropological technologies. A significant dimension of this field is the study of food technology, which is under pressure to be a source for solutions to world food production. This chapter presents research on how well the school system aligns with the post school demand for the range of skills and knowledge required to meet the complex challenges facing food innovations and production. The findings suggest ...


The Need For Fire Service Professional Development, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John R. Fisher Dec 2011

The Need For Fire Service Professional Development, R. Jeffery Maxfield, John R. Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

The importance of fire and emergency services professional development standards has never been more apparent than during the last few years. With the events of September 11, 2001, the need for improved leadership in the emergency services has become evident. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has introduced a professional development standards model, based on a definition of professional development, which is “the planned, progressive life-long process of education, training, self-development, and experience” (IAFC, 2003). Their standard recognizes that emergency response training activities are more prevalent in the early stages of a career and that organizational skills grow with a ...


From Collections To Laboratories To Centers: Development Of The Curriculum Materials Collections Or Centers To 1940, Rita Kohrman Dec 2011

From Collections To Laboratories To Centers: Development Of The Curriculum Materials Collections Or Centers To 1940, Rita Kohrman

Rita Kohrman

The need for curriculum materials collections/centers is evident with the study of the development of education practices in the United States. "Keeping-school" was viewed with such disdain that anyone without training was believed to be able to teach - "Any farmer can teach" (Bowen, 1887, p. 14). As education became more important to the growth of the nation and its citizens, teacher preparation changed from mimicking how one was taught to being viewed as a science and requiring its own laboratories similar to science and medical laboratories.


So What Is Really Worth Fighting For In Our Schools: The Role Of The Teacher In Challenging Educational Times?, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr. Dec 2011

So What Is Really Worth Fighting For In Our Schools: The Role Of The Teacher In Challenging Educational Times?, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Dr.

Dr. Patricia Mannix McNamara

No abstract provided.


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.


Have You Considered High School Peer Health Educators?, Mary C. Schutten Dec 2011

Have You Considered High School Peer Health Educators?, Mary C. Schutten

Mary C. Schutten

No abstract provided.


Mongoose Basketball Practice Regimen, Beau James Brock Dec 2011

Mongoose Basketball Practice Regimen, Beau James Brock

Beau James Brock

This is our practice regimen for boys and girls' basketball teams from 5th grade through high school. It is designed to team build and compliments our Mongoose basketball playbook. It is centered on Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success and modeled on allowing players to learn components, technical skills and strategy while focusing on development of each player's own identity and strength.  For the full understanding of the Mongoose System buy our ebook at::  http://www.lulu.com/shop/beau-james-brock-and-karen-recurt-kyler-and-l-thomas-szekely/run-to-win-the-mongoose-system-coaching-middle-school-youth-basketball/ebook/product-21481928.html


Mongoose Basketball Playbook, Beau James Brock Dec 2011

Mongoose Basketball Playbook, Beau James Brock

Beau James Brock

Our basketball playbook used to coach 9-10 year olds (in base) through junior high teams. Contains our version of "The System" and half court offense combined with our multiple pressure defenses.  For the full understanding of the Mongoose System buy our ebook at::  http://www.lulu.com/shop/beau-james-brock-and-karen-recurt-kyler-and-l-thomas-szekely/run-to-win-the-mongoose-system-coaching-middle-school-youth-basketball/ebook/product-21481928.html


Mongoose Girls Basketball Playbook, Beau James Brock Dec 2011

Mongoose Girls Basketball Playbook, Beau James Brock

Beau James Brock

Playbook for our junior high girls basketball. This Includes our full and half court offensive and defensive schemes.  For the full understanding of the Mongoose System buy our ebook at::  http://www.lulu.com/shop/beau-james-brock-and-karen-recurt-kyler-and-l-thomas-szekely/run-to-win-the-mongoose-system-coaching-middle-school-youth-basketball/ebook/product-21481928.html


Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim Dec 2011

Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The article includes a brief discussion of the following topics: Who is better in learning a second language: Kids or Adults. The nature of mistakes in second language acquisition. The issue of Bilingualism.


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.


Using The Conceptual Change Model Of Learning As An Analytic Tool In Researching Teacher Preparation For Student Diversity, Douglas B. Larkin Dec 2011

Using The Conceptual Change Model Of Learning As An Analytic Tool In Researching Teacher Preparation For Student Diversity, Douglas B. Larkin

Douglas B. Larkin


This article demonstrates how the use of conceptual change theory as commonly applied to learning in science classrooms is an appropriate and valuable framework for understanding how teachers change their ideas about the pedagogical implications of student diversity.


Misconceptions About “Misconceptions”: Preservice Secondary Science Teachers’ Views On The Value And Role Of Student Ideas., Douglas B. Larkin Dec 2011

Misconceptions About “Misconceptions”: Preservice Secondary Science Teachers’ Views On The Value And Role Of Student Ideas., Douglas B. Larkin

Douglas B. Larkin

There remains a lack of agreement in the field of science education as to whether student “misconceptions” ought to be considered obstacles or resources, and this has implications for the ways in which prospective teachers think about the value of their students’ ideas. This empirical study examines how fourteen preservice secondary science teachers in four different science teacher preparation programs interpreted the rationale for eliciting student ideas. The findings indicate that the preservice teachers in this study showed an increase in recognizing the importance of student ideas, yet not all took the same view of their role and value in ...


Silence In Teaching And Learning: Perspectives Of A Nepalese Graduate Student, Krishna Bista Dec 2011

Silence In Teaching And Learning: Perspectives Of A Nepalese Graduate Student, Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

The nature of silence is complex in any classroom with international or domestic students. Instructors sometimes fail to recognize that the classroom silence of foreign students is unlike their native counterparts. With an insider perspective, this article explores the concept of silence among international students by examining the existing body of literature relating to cultural norms. It also suggests a number of ways of dealing with silent students in a diverse classroom setting.


Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults., Krishna Bista Dec 2011

Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults., Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

In the selection of multicultural literature for children and young adults, educators and researchers focus on two main controversial issues—authority and authenticity—that the authors portray in their writing. What type of author can accurately portray realistic pictures of minority cultures in multicultural literature for young adults? Must it be written by a member of that particular ethnic group? Does it become something different if it is written by an outsider of the group?


The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing [Review Of The Book The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing, By T. S. Rocco, & T. Hatcher], Krishna Bista Dec 2011

The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing [Review Of The Book The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing, By T. S. Rocco, & T. Hatcher], Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista

No abstract provided.


Designing For Problem-Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Lei Ye, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaww, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary Dec 2011

Designing For Problem-Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Lei Ye, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaww, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


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.


The Green Growth Knowledge Economy: Implications For Technology And Design Teachers, Kurt Seemann, Jason Newcombe, Angela Turner Dec 2011

The Green Growth Knowledge Economy: Implications For Technology And Design Teachers, Kurt Seemann, Jason Newcombe, Angela Turner

Dr Angela Turner

How societies learn, design and develop a green growth focus in knowledge innovations are the keys to sustainable economic and social development. The unique characteristics of knowledge and the dynamics of the knowledge economy mean that, whether we like it or not, a cultural change is required from thinking in terms of production to thinking in terms of innovation. Inevitably, the teaching and learning of green knowledge innovations is a key factor for determining how well societies will sustain a quality life in the emerging resource constraints that populations face. This chapter outlines key ideas underpinning the nature of a ...


Future Capability Of Education To Embrace The Knowledge Economy, David Lynch, Rebecca Deagan Dec 2011

Future Capability Of Education To Embrace The Knowledge Economy, David Lynch, Rebecca Deagan

Professor David Lynch

The 2000 epoch is known as the Knowledge Economy and there has been much written about its impact on society. Despite many calls for systems of education to change to better reflect this fundamentally different socioeconomic circumstance, it appears the traditional classroom/ schooling regime prevails. With these points in mind this chapter examines the Knowledge Economy using a theoretical framework that makes explicit the implications for schools and teachers.