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Homotopy Perturbation Algorithm Using Laplace Transform For Gas Dynamics Equation, Habibolla Latifizadeh Dec 2011

Homotopy Perturbation Algorithm Using Laplace Transform For Gas Dynamics Equation, Habibolla Latifizadeh

H. L. Zadeh

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.


Educating Diverse College Student Populations: Academic, Personal, And Social Adjustment. Research Studies In Higher Education, Terence Hicks Dec 2011

Educating Diverse College Student Populations: Academic, Personal, And Social Adjustment. Research Studies In Higher Education, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


Dr. Terence Hicks Attend President Barack Obama Speech At North Carolina State University, Terence Hicks Dec 2011

Dr. Terence Hicks Attend President Barack Obama Speech At North Carolina State University, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


Whitlowe R. Green College Of Education Professor Publishes Study On Stem College Students, Terence Hicks Dec 2011

Whitlowe R. Green College Of Education Professor Publishes Study On Stem College Students, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


Electronic Teaching Evaluation: Student Perceptions And Teacher Responses, Shelley Kinash, Vishen Naidu, Kayleen Wood Dec 2011

Electronic Teaching Evaluation: Student Perceptions And Teacher Responses, Shelley Kinash, Vishen Naidu, Kayleen Wood

Professor Shelley Kinash

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One of the most important ways of evaluating teachers and education is by asking the students. Near the end of each semester, university students (and an increasing number of primary and secondary students) are handed forms to evaluate their teachers and classes. Learners indicate extent of agreement with statements such as – my educator helps me understand difficult concepts. There is a comment box for students who wish to elaborate. Student evaluation of teaching is important because it provides an indication of whether teacher intentions are meeting the mark with students. Many constructive ideas for positive changes come from the ...


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.


Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen Dec 2011

Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen

Kelly Heider

This article details the findings of a year-long study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Libraries which examined IUP faculty members’ perceptions of the value of library resources and services to both their research and teaching. Through a mixed-method study, which included an online survey and follow-up focus groups, the researchers found that faculty were dissatisfied with IUP Libraries’ marketing initiatives but satisfied with its small embedded librarian program. As a result, marketing and growth of the embedded librarian program became the two main focus areas for improvement in the next academic year.


A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard M. Liddy Dec 2011

A Catholic Core Curriculum, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


A Productive Dialogue: Contemporary Moral Education And Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Ethics, Stephen C. Angle Dec 2011

A Productive Dialogue: Contemporary Moral Education And Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Ethics, Stephen C. Angle

Stephen C. Angle

The essay asks whether contemporary Western empirical studies of moral education, as exemplified in the distinctive research programs of Lawrence Kohlberg and Martin Hoffman, can enter into productive dialogue with the Neo-Confucian theories of Zhu Xi (1130-1200). The proposed dialogue proceeds in two stages. I begin with Zhu’s notion of “lesser learning” and the role therein of ritual, and consider their relations to Kohlberg’s ideas about the construction of moral rules and Hoffman’s findings concerning parental discipline (and particularly “induction”). The second stage turns to Zhu’s “greater learning” and its central concept of reverence, which I ...


The Miner’S Canary: A Critical Race Perspective On The Representation Of Black Women Full Professors, Natasha N. Croom, Lori D. Patton Davis Dec 2011

The Miner’S Canary: A Critical Race Perspective On The Representation Of Black Women Full Professors, Natasha N. Croom, Lori D. Patton Davis

Lori Patton Davis

This article examines experiences of a Black woman full professor, and the benefits and privileges associated with reaching this rank. Its purpose is to leave little room for conjecture about the rank and those who have earned it. Using critical race theory and a critical race feminism framework coupled with the concept of the miner’s canary, we suggest that by examining the experiences of Black women full professors we can gain an understanding of the role of full professors in academe and the systemic issues prohibiting their promotion to the highest rank of the professoriate. We call for disciplined ...


The Role Of Institutional Agents And Social Capital In The Experiences Of Minority College Students, Samuel D. Museus, Kathleen Neville Dec 2011

The Role Of Institutional Agents And Social Capital In The Experiences Of Minority College Students, Samuel D. Museus, Kathleen Neville

Kathleen Neville

This study focuses on the characteristics of institutional agents who can and do facilitate racial minority student success by providing them with access to social capital in college. Individual semi-structured interviews with 60 Asian American, Black, and Latino undergraduates reveal that key institutional agents who positively influence those participants’ success and provide them with access to social capital share four common characteristics: They (a) Share common ground with those students, (b) provide holistic support for those students, (c) humanize the educational experience, and (d) provide proactive support for those students. Implications for research and practice are discussed.


Alternative Models Of Funding Higher Education: Past And Present Trends, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2011

Alternative Models Of Funding Higher Education: Past And Present Trends, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

The present study is built around the following general research question: why is Adventist higher education in a tight budget? This is approached using a comparative time frame analysis of past and present needs and characteristics affecting funding tertiary education. The main idea throughout this paper is that the different funding systems are setting up models of Adventist higher education that aren’t always the best fit for the institutional ideology and organization. Possible alternatives to shift into a more suitable funding system are provided and discusses as well. 


The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2011

The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This study had the following general goals: a) Map some of the political and social factors that prompted the establishment of two-years Technological Universities in Mexico; b) Describe the main features of the model and how it differs from other models; c) Discuss Neoliberal Human Capital Theory as one of the main theoretical backdrop for expanding this kind of institutions; and finally, d) Assess the model’s strengths and weaknesses. To accomplish these goals, the study drew data from existing policies and from a set of six interviews to human resources directors in Monterrey area, Northern Mexico. These recruiters belonged ...


La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2011

La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This study presents the dynamic relationship between the different mission statements
and their impact on university’s models. The excessive promotion of the
production of knowledge, as the central paradigm for higher education, has produced
unbalances in universities. Religious affiliated institutions needs to reposition
themself with their characteristics to offering an education that includes all
three existing missions, but adds a fourth one as a way of enriching training. This
new mission purpose that centers on the development of wisdom, it is not only
useful for religious affiliated universities, but also for all kind of higher education
models. Toward the ...


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.


Elements Of Proximal Formative Assessment In Learners’ Discourse About Energy, Benedikt W. Harrer, Rachel E. Scherr, Michael C. Wittmann, Hunter G. Close, Brian W. Frank Dec 2011

Elements Of Proximal Formative Assessment In Learners’ Discourse About Energy, Benedikt W. Harrer, Rachel E. Scherr, Michael C. Wittmann, Hunter G. Close, Brian W. Frank

Benedikt W. Harrer

Proximal formative assessment, the just-in-time elicitation of students' ideas that informs ongoing instruction, is usually associated with the instructor in a formal classroom setting. However, the elicitation, assessment, and subsequent instruction that characterize proximal formative assessment are also seen in discourse among peers. We present a case in which secondary teachers in a professional development course at SPU are discussing energy flow in refrigerators. In this episode, a peer is invited to share her thinking (elicitation). Her idea that refrigerators move heat from a relatively cold compartment to a hotter environment is inappropriately judged as incorrect (assessment). The "instruction" (peer ...


Narrative Of A Black Woman, Edward Earl Bell Dec 2011

Narrative Of A Black Woman, Edward Earl Bell

Dr. Edward E. Bell

Born in 1923 and despite growing up poor, Sylvia Lubertha Bell [Edwards] was able to attend an Ivy League university to earn her master’s degree. Today, Black boys and Black girls find it difficult to overcome odds. What was different about Lubertha and why did she succeed?


Parallel Text Immersion, Daniel P. Becker Ph.D. Dec 2011

Parallel Text Immersion, Daniel P. Becker Ph.D.

Daniel P. Becker

A new method of teaching foreign languages to beginning, intermediate, and advancing foreign language students is proposed involving reading out loud passages, chapters, and entire works of literature that are familiar to the student through required pre-reading in the students’ mother tongue. Testing is proposed to evaluate the success of the method.


Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell Dec 2011

Making It Real: Faculty Collaboration To Create Video Content, Claudia J. Dold, Gary Dudell

Claudia J. Dold

Interest in integrative health care is a growing area of health practice, combining conventional medical treatments with safe and effective complementary and alternative medicine. These modalities relate to both improving physical and psychological well-being, and enhancing conventional talk therapy. In an interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching and library faculty have created a series of sixteen on-line video interviews that introduce practitioner-relevant experiences to students as supplemental course material. These videos are available through the department web-pages to students in other related disciplines as well, including Social Work, Counselor Education, Psychology, and the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine. The video series ...


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.


Searching For A Needle In A Haystack: Indications Of Social Justice Among Aspiring Leaders, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha Dec 2011

Searching For A Needle In A Haystack: Indications Of Social Justice Among Aspiring Leaders, Vonzell Agosto, Zorka Karanxha

Vonzell Agosto

We conducted a content analysis of 34 statements of interest submitted by applicants applying to an education leadership preparation program. The purpose of the analysis was to understand the applicants’ orientations toward social justice. Using Kumashiro’s (2000) and Apple’s discussions of anti-oppressive education, we identified three practices in the candidates’ treatment of the writing prompt concerning leadership related to Othering: ignoring, marginalizing, and mentioning. The fourth practice, embodying (evidencing through practice) a social justice orientation, was a practice we identified in statements submitted by a few applicants (n=7). This article centers on the analysis of the applications ...


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.


This Is Where We Come From, Lauren Gatti Dec 2011

This Is Where We Come From, Lauren Gatti

Lauren Gatti

This is a creative nonfiction essay about losing a beloved student to gang violence.


His Experience: Toward A Phenomenological Understanding Of Academic Capital Formation Among Black And Latino Male Students, Shaun R. Harper, Collin D. Williams Jr., David L. Perez Ii, Demetri L. Morgan Dec 2011

His Experience: Toward A Phenomenological Understanding Of Academic Capital Formation Among Black And Latino Male Students, Shaun R. Harper, Collin D. Williams Jr., David L. Perez Ii, Demetri L. Morgan

Demetri L. Morgan, Ph.D.

St. John, Hu, and Fisher (2011) define academic capital formation as “social processes that build family knowledge of educational and career options and support navigation through educational systems.” The authors suggest that particular interventions, programs, and services can equip students from lower-income backgrounds and their families with knowledge of and membership in networks that ultimately help them access colleges and universities, attain postsecondary degrees, and transition into the middle class. This chapter focuses on academic capital formation among Black and Latino male students, with a particular emphasis on giving voice to their navigational experiences along various dimensions of the St ...


His Experience: Toward A Phenomenological Understanding Of Academic Capital Formation Among Black And Latino Male Students, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Collin D. Williams Jr., David Pérez Ii, Ph.D., Demetri L. Morgan Dec 2011

His Experience: Toward A Phenomenological Understanding Of Academic Capital Formation Among Black And Latino Male Students, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., Collin D. Williams Jr., David Pérez Ii, Ph.D., Demetri L. Morgan

Demetri L. Morgan, Ph.D.

St. John, Hu, and Fisher (2011) define academic capital formation as “social processes that build family knowledge of educational and career options and support navigation through educational systems.” The authors suggest that particular interventions, programs, and services can equip students from lower-income backgrounds and their families with knowledge of and membership in networks that ultimately help them access colleges and universities, attain postsecondary degrees, and transition into the middle class. This chapter focuses on academic capital formation among Black and Latino male students, with a particular emphasis on giving voice to their navigational experiences along various dimensions of the St ...