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Stepping Out With The Fop: Literacies Of Embodiment And Becoming In Youth Drama, Treavor Bogard Dec 2015

Stepping Out With The Fop: Literacies Of Embodiment And Becoming In Youth Drama, Treavor Bogard

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Drawing upon perspectives of New Literacy Studies, characterization and gender performativity, this interpretive case study used Multimodal Inter(Action) Analysis and ethnographic methods to examine how a queer youth, Michael, embodied the fop character type as he acted in a youth theatre troupe. The study examines Michael’s embodiment of the fop as a composition process in drama that evoked discourses of queer masculinity and the performativity of selves becoming. Embodied composing of characterizations in the troupe, and specifically the fop, were multimodal designs that intertwined with Michael’s self-cultivation and self-efficacy as a queer youth.


Technology Paved The Road For Students In A High-School Dropout Recovery Program To An Online College Class, C. Jayne Brahler Dec 2015

Technology Paved The Road For Students In A High-School Dropout Recovery Program To An Online College Class, C. Jayne Brahler

Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Although there are Federal programs that are intended to assist a wide range of people with getting a college education, the educational attainment statistics confirm that these programs are not reaching the students who are the least apt to go to college. This chapter describes how technology enabled 52 inner-city high school students, 49% of whom had cumulative high school grade point averages (GPA) that were between 1.0 and 1.9 points, to be dually enrolled in an online college class and their online high school classes. The class average for the quizzes the students completed was 88% and ...


Developing Lockdown Policies, Charles J. Russo Dec 2015

Developing Lockdown Policies, Charles J. Russo

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Hardly a week passes without reading or hearing about a school being locked down because of concerns for the safety of students, teachers, and staff. The increasing number of events that prompt lockdowns presents a sad commentary about today’s world. Aware of the very real possibility of threats of violence on campus, district leaders must ensure that they have current policies that cover the safety and risk management issues associated with imposed lockdowns.


Reporting And Protecting Students From Child Abuse, Charles J. Russo Nov 2015

Reporting And Protecting Students From Child Abuse, Charles J. Russo

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

A tragic reality of American life is that a significant number of children are abused and neglected, even killed, by the hands of their parents and caregivers. In fact, 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 678,932 incidents of child abuse and neglect were reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) nationally, with about 27% of those cases involving youngsters under the age of three (CDC 2015).

Moreover, the CDC noted that the CPS data suggest that their reports may underestimate the occurrences of child abuse and neglect. That same report estimates that about 1 ...


Financing Education: An Overview Of Public School Funding, Charles J. Russo, William E. Thro, Frank M. Batz Nov 2015

Financing Education: An Overview Of Public School Funding, Charles J. Russo, William E. Thro, Frank M. Batz

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Financial resources for public education are increasingly scarce, and district leaders at all levels continue to struggle to maintain adequate levels of financial resources for their students and programs using complex funding formulas unique to their own jurisdictions. To help educators and education stakeholders better understand the dimensions of paying for public education, we begin with an overview of the historical development of school finance litigation that has shaped the funding mechanisms in most jurisdictions. The next section highlights developments in four representative jurisdictions from the funding formulas currently available in ASBO International’s Funding Formula Library. The library, available ...


The Insider Perspective: Insights On Diversity From Award-Winning Diverse Authors, Jackie Marshall Arnold, Mary-Kate Sableski Oct 2015

The Insider Perspective: Insights On Diversity From Award-Winning Diverse Authors, Jackie Marshall Arnold, Mary-Kate Sableski

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

There is perhaps no better source to speak about diverse literature than the “insider” authors who have been writing it for years. We were fortunate to speak with three accomplished authors of diverse books for children who invite students into their books—Pat Mora, Kadir Nelson, and Janet Wong. Invited to participate in phone and e-mail interviews based on their reputation for publishing diverse books, each author shares his or her perspective on this timely topic.


The Importance Of Understanding School Law, Charles J. Russo Oct 2015

The Importance Of Understanding School Law, Charles J. Russo

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

In an increasingly litigious society wherein parents and their children file a broad spectrum of claims against school systems, it is essential that education leaders have at a minimum a basic understanding of school law.

Before 1954, the Supreme Court addressed only a handful of cases involving K–12 schools and higher education. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), perhaps the Supreme Court’s most important education-related decision, ushered in an era of equal educational opportunities and key legislations, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, now the No Child Left Behind Act (2002); Title ...


Sbos As Leaders Of Change, David Alan Dolph Oct 2015

Sbos As Leaders Of Change, David Alan Dolph

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Federal and state education mandates have prompted more changes in PreK–12 education in the past several years than during any other time in American education history. The sheer volume of changes and their complexity have put school business officials to the test as never before.

Among the more challenging issues for school business officials are the budgetary implications of the Affordable Care Act, special-education regulations, new food-service mandates, and safety and environmental regulations.

School business officials and other education leaders must lead the district and the community through the changes brought on by those mandates. How do they do ...


Message From The Dean, Kevin R. Kelly Sep 2015

Message From The Dean, Kevin R. Kelly

SEHS News for Alumni

This issue is our first communication to alumni since the Dayton Educator was phased out in 2010. We can’t wait to make up for lost time and catch you up on some of the great recent developments in the School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS). This issue brings you news regarding Fitz Hall, our new academic home on campus.


Student Spotlight: Rev. Lawrence Nwabueze, O.P., University Of Dayton Sep 2015

Student Spotlight: Rev. Lawrence Nwabueze, O.P., University Of Dayton

SEHS News for Alumni

Reverend Lawrence Nwabueze, O.P. comes to the University of Dayton from Nigeria where he completed his undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Education. He is a member of the Religious Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in the Province of Saint Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana (O.P.). The O.P. operates schools in Nigeria with a goal of being vessels of God’s love in the challenges of modern-day West Africa. Father Nwabueze was ordained a priest on January 3, 2004. He arrived in the United States on his first mission outside his home country in December of 2005.


Learning To Lead, Erin Callahan Sep 2015

Learning To Lead, Erin Callahan

SEHS News for Alumni

The National Council on Teacher Quality ranked UD’s teacher education program No. 4 out of 107 “Top Ranked” teacher preparation programs. The Review evaluated a total of 1,612 programs. The University of Dayton was recognized for the quality of its elementary education program, specifically early childhood education. The Review examined elementary content, early reading, working with struggling readers and classroom management, and assessed several EDT reading and math courses.


Distinguished Research: Dr. Susan Davies On Traumatic Brain Injuries, University Of Dayton Sep 2015

Distinguished Research: Dr. Susan Davies On Traumatic Brain Injuries, University Of Dayton

SEHS News for Alumni

Dr. Susan Davies is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program in the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services. Dr. Davies is one of a few national scholars studying the role of schools in helping children and young adults who have sustained concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).


Staff Spotlight: Sharon Mize, University Of Dayton Sep 2015

Staff Spotlight: Sharon Mize, University Of Dayton

SEHS News for Alumni

As the business office assistant, Sharon Mize provides administrative support to the department’s financial operations. She sees every day as a learning experience and takes advantage of every opportunity to advance her skills.


Selecting Instructional Materials, Charles J. Russo Sep 2015

Selecting Instructional Materials, Charles J. Russo

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

A recent dispute from Columbus, Ohio, that made some national headlines dramatically illustrates what can happen to teachers who fail to preview materials and consequently show inappropriate films or use other media unsuited for student instruction.

The outcome of that case was more dramatic and unusual than in similar cases. Even so, this incident demonstrates that educators in K–12 schools can lose their jobs if they fail to use their discretion and comply with board policies in selecting appropriate materials and subjects for their classes and previewing materials before using them in instructional settings.


Global Perspective: Exceptional Care, Erin Callahan Sep 2015

Global Perspective: Exceptional Care, Erin Callahan

SEHS News for Alumni

Each year, a group of 10 second and third year students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program travel to China as part of an exchange program and earn a summer certificate for their involvement. They learn about the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western philosophies of medicine, the kinds of healthcare Mainland China offers, and they participate in lessons both to teach methods of physical therapy, and learn about new methods.


More Than Medicine, Erin Callahan Sep 2015

More Than Medicine, Erin Callahan

SEHS News for Alumni

On the fifth floor of Fitz Hall, the next generation of Physician Assistants is learning not only how to care for patients through medical practice, but also how to care about them through the Marianist spirit. These students are part of the new Department of Physician Assistant Education, which launched in fall 2014 with a Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program. The program just enrolled its second cohort and now welcomes a total of 65 students.


Inspirational Move, Molly Blake Sep 2015

Inspirational Move, Molly Blake

SEHS News for Alumni

Having bid adieu to its previous homes in Chaminade Hall and Frericks Convocation Center, the School of Education and Health Sciences capped off a major transition to Fitz Hall this past summer. The move kicked off in May 2014 when Teacher Education, Center for Catholic Education, and Dean’s Office initiated the transition. After that, the Counselor Education & Human Services and Educational Administration and Health & Sports Science departments completed the move.


Faculty Spotlight: New Faculty Members, University Of Dayton Sep 2015

Faculty Spotlight: New Faculty Members, University Of Dayton

SEHS News for Alumni

The School of Education and Health Sciences faculty take pride in fulfilling our vision "to prepare distinctive graduates who will effectively and efficiently utilize the highest quality of learning, leadership and scholarship to build strong learning communities and develop collaborative, caring partnerships." We are happy to introduce our new faculty members and are proud to have them on board to educate and lead our students.


Accomplished Alumni, University Of Dayton Sep 2015

Accomplished Alumni, University Of Dayton

SEHS News for Alumni

Alumni accomplishments


The Development Of Intercultural Competency In School Psychology Graduate Students, Susan C. Davies, Abigail A. Lewis, Amy E. Anderson, Elana R. Bernstein Aug 2015

The Development Of Intercultural Competency In School Psychology Graduate Students, Susan C. Davies, Abigail A. Lewis, Amy E. Anderson, Elana R. Bernstein

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

School psychologists often have the opportunity to work with students and families from varied backgrounds and cultures. While this can be an exciting and enriching part of the job, it can also be daunting for some practitioners, particularly those who are inadequately prepared. A number of strategies have been implemented in school psychology training programs to improve students’ intercultural competency.

This exploratory study investigated the results of one university’s short-term study abroad program for school psychology graduate students. Pre- and post- intercultural development assessments were given to school psychology graduate students who completed a course abroad; results were compared ...


Ohio School Psychologists' Involvement With Concussion Cases, Susan C. Davies Jul 2015

Ohio School Psychologists' Involvement With Concussion Cases, Susan C. Davies

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

Concussions can result in a constellation of physical, cognitive, emotional, and sleep-related symptoms that affect students' wellness and performance at school. This study examined the number of concussion cases consulted on by a sample of Ohio school psychologists across two years.

Results indicated very little involvement with students who sustained concussions, with the majority of school psychologist respondents indicating that they consulted on zero cases. Suggestions for increasing school psychologists' involvement with concussion cases are provided, including serving as concussion team leaders, tracking students' symptoms and accommodations, and training others in their school community about concussion recognition and response.


Motivations For Underreporting Suspected Concussion In College Athletics, Susan C. Davies, Brenna M. Bird Jun 2015

Motivations For Underreporting Suspected Concussion In College Athletics, Susan C. Davies, Brenna M. Bird

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

Student-athletes often fail to report concussion signs and symptoms, thereby putting themselves at risk for delayed recovery and permanent impairment. The present study examined motivations for underreporting concussion symptoms among college athletes enrolled at an NCAA Division I university. One hundred and ninety-three student-athletes in high-risk sports completed a multiple-choice survey related to self-reporting of suspected concussion symptoms and reporting of teammates’ symptoms. Results indicated that 45% of participants did not report their own suspected concussions during the present season and 50% did not report suspected concussions in teammates.

Responses revealed that the primary reason for underreporting a suspected concussion ...


Transportation For Students With Disabilities, Charles J. Russo, Allan G. Osborne Jr. Jun 2015

Transportation For Students With Disabilities, Charles J. Russo, Allan G. Osborne Jr.

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Transportation and other related services for students with disabilities are essential, and the costs associated with their delivery can weigh heavily on district budgets and the minds of school business officials.

School districts typically offer transportation to students with disabilities in district-owned and -operated vehicles, in vehicles owned and operated by private service providers, or via public transportation; occasionally, districts may enter into contracts with parents to transport their children to school. When students are unable to access the standard modes of transportation, school officials must make special transportation arrangements. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations ...


What American Students Can Learn From Immersing Themselves In Africa, Julius A. Amin May 2015

What American Students Can Learn From Immersing Themselves In Africa, Julius A. Amin

History Faculty Publications

More than one million people travelled from around the world to study at American universities in the 2013-2014 academic year. By contrast, just under 300,000 Americans enrolled to study abroad.

In this era of globalisation, it’s no surprise that so many young people are keen to study abroad. But as the Institute of International Education’s research reveals, the majority of US students are sticking close to home - not geographically, but culturally.

Africa remains on the margins when it comes to American universities' curricula and initiatives like study-abroad programmes. American university students also display profoundly ill-informed views about ...


Understanding The Role Of The Common Core State Standards In Catholic Education, Annemarie Fisher May 2015

Understanding The Role Of The Common Core State Standards In Catholic Education, Annemarie Fisher

Honors Theses

In 2009, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) revolutionized academic standards, providing a format adopted by states across America that focused on raising Math and English Language Arts standards as preparation for colleges and careers. In conjunction with the adoption and implementation of the CCSS across the United States, Catholic schools have worked towards the strengthening and advancement of their own educational systems. This thesis first examines the background of the CCSS, including implementation and professional development, as well as the opposition regarding the standards. The paper presents an overview of the history of academic standards in Catholic education and ...


An Update On Student Equal Access, Charles J. Russo May 2015

An Update On Student Equal Access, Charles J. Russo

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

In Board of Education of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens (1990), the Supreme Court upheld the Equal Access Act (EAA), a federal law enacted to permit student-organized groups to meet during noninstructional time.

The EAA traces its origins to Widmar v. Vincent (1981). At issue in Widmar was a policy whereby officials at a state university in Missouri made campus facilities generally available to student groups for their activities. Treating religion as a form of free speech, the Supreme Court ruled that insofar as officials allowed more than 100 student groups to use campus facilities, they created a forum for ...


Integrating Institutional Mission Into Faculty Work, Edel M. Jesse, Cody L. Mcmillen Apr 2015

Integrating Institutional Mission Into Faculty Work, Edel M. Jesse, Cody L. Mcmillen

Stander Symposium Posters

The integration of a faith-based university’s mission into the curriculum and the requirements that this identity imposes upon faculty members’ scholarship are often at odds with the concept of academic freedom (VanZanten, 2011). This common dilemma is an authentic and significant part of Catholic higher education. To balance a conceptual understanding of faith integration with practical tools for academic professionals looking for resources, the University of Dayton’s Commitment to Community (C2C) document provides a community approach to education (University of Dayton, n.d.). This document could be a valued resource to assist faculty in applying mission-based values into ...


The Effects Of Music On Employee Affect, Nolan J. Mcnulty Apr 2015

The Effects Of Music On Employee Affect, Nolan J. Mcnulty

Stander Symposium Posters

My thesis is concerned with the effect of music on mood in the workplace. Mood, or affect, is an important attribute in the working environment. For example, positive affect is directly proportional to employee satisfaction, which leads to more productivity and more efficiency. On the other hand, negative affect is inversely proportional to employee satisfaction. Poor employee satisfaction leads to less productivity and less efficiency. The mood of employees at a student café at the University of Dayton was assessed with and without background music while they worked. Data was collected over a two-week period from 20 student employees. Data ...


Does That "Ring A Bell?" The Effects Of Music-Induced Emotions On Recall Of A Story, Giuseppe G. Miranda Apr 2015

Does That "Ring A Bell?" The Effects Of Music-Induced Emotions On Recall Of A Story, Giuseppe G. Miranda

Stander Symposium Posters

This research examined the effects of music-induced emotions on memory for information from a story. Previous research has revealed that music is a reliable tool for mood manipulation (Vuoskoski & Eerola, 2012), and emotion has been shown to be a memory enhancer (Janke, 2008). Tesoriero and Rickard (2012) provide two major theories for how music and memory interact, emotional arousal theory and mood congruence theory. The emotional arousal theory predicts that when emotions are aroused there will be an overall enhanced memory for attended information. Further, the mood congruence theory predicts enhanced memory for information that is congruent with reported emotions ...


Are Young Children’S Music Preferences Associated With The Singer’S Race?, Yi Liu Apr 2015

Are Young Children’S Music Preferences Associated With The Singer’S Race?, Yi Liu

Stander Symposium Posters

Few studies have examined Racial/Ethnic (R/E) Identity in early childhood. The current study utilizes a novel approach to measuring this construct and, further, investigates whether R/E Identity is related to cross-race acceptance. African American and White kindergarten children were asked to rate the quality of 4 female and 4 male singers, each of whom is depicted on a video clip. Among the 8 video clips are 2 pairs of female singers and 2 pairs of male singers. Within each pair of same-sex singers, one is Black and the other is White. The same sound track is used ...