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An Analysis Of A Mentoring Program In A Northern New Jersey School District, Marta Yafar-Werman Dec 2019

An Analysis Of A Mentoring Program In A Northern New Jersey School District, Marta Yafar-Werman

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This case study examined a mentoring program in a northern New Jersey town, where experienced teachers helped novice teachers succeed in their careers. The aim of the study was to answer the following questions: What are teachers’ perceptions of mentoring programs on their development as educators? What are teachers’ perceptions of the ability of mentoring to shape their decision to remain in the profession?

Each one of the articles cited in this study, whether the mentoring program took place in Macedonia, Pakistan, Israel, or the United States of America, agreed that the mentoring of novice teachers contributes to professional development ...


Rape Culture.Docx, Lynell Hodge Nov 2019

Rape Culture.Docx, Lynell Hodge

Lynell Hodge, EdD

Rape culture is a highly contested topic often framed by sexual assault as a central focus. As result, when feminists and social justice activists attempt to have a more expansive conversation to include coercive relationships or street harassment it isn’t always received well. In some cases the conversation is labeled as divisive. Having a rape culture discussion can be already contentious, there is also a subgroup of women who lean anti-rape culture rhetoric. Rape culture requires an understanding of the normalization of violence due to the pervasiveness of sexism. As a result, exploring why women deny rape culture’s ...


Mastery Learning In Action: One District's Journey Toward The Continuous Improvement Of Assessment Practices To Positively Impact Student Learning, Michael Carpenter, Justin Rentschler, Stephanie Zee Oct 2019

Mastery Learning In Action: One District's Journey Toward The Continuous Improvement Of Assessment Practices To Positively Impact Student Learning, Michael Carpenter, Justin Rentschler, Stephanie Zee

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

In the last year, Southwest Allen County Schools (SACS) instituted a “Portrait of a Graduate” vision in their community. This vision provides all stakeholders with information on the skills graduates from SACS will possess at the end of their senior year of high school. To accomplish this, SACS wanted to examine how well the teaching, learning, and reporting of learning aligned. One aspect of this process was to examine how well report cards were communicating student learning and progress to parents and students. To achieve this goal, SACS collected survey data from a variety of community members that evaluated their ...


Sub/Versing Mentoring Expectations: Duration, Discernment, Diffraction, Natalie Leblanc, Valerie Triggs, Rita Irwin Oct 2019

Sub/Versing Mentoring Expectations: Duration, Discernment, Diffraction, Natalie Leblanc, Valerie Triggs, Rita Irwin

Journal of Social Theory in Art Education

The three of us have shared co-mentoring relationships over the last decade. Rita was the PhD supervisor for both Natalie and Valerie and while working with them and other PhD students, came to believe that goals are reciprocal in many ways. In this article, we attend to the concept of co-mentoring, an exchange that includes three qualities guiding ongoing artistic, professional and scholarly work. These subversive qualities are described as: a) duration, b) discernment, and c) diffraction. From a practice-based, new materialist lens, we take turns describing how each quality is important to co-mentoring relationships and we provide theoretical and ...


Successful Instructional Reading Practices For African American Male Third-Grade Students, Kimberly D. Whaley, Steve Wells, Nancy Williams Oct 2019

Successful Instructional Reading Practices For African American Male Third-Grade Students, Kimberly D. Whaley, Steve Wells, Nancy Williams

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

African American male third graders in U.S Title I schools frequently fail to read on grade level. However, in three Title I schools in East Texas, this demographic demonstrated exceptionally high reading ability. This explanatory case study investigated the instructional strategies and practices linked to high reading achievement for these students. The study is grounded in Ladson-Billings’s theory of culturally relevant pedagogy and supported by Vygotsky’s theory of social and cognitive constructivism. The research questions were used to examine the instructional strategies and practices used on each campus that may have resulted in such high reading achievement ...


Supervisor Facilitation Of Action Research: Fostering Teacher Inquiry, Rachel Solis, Stephen P. Gordon Oct 2019

Supervisor Facilitation Of Action Research: Fostering Teacher Inquiry, Rachel Solis, Stephen P. Gordon

Journal of Practitioner Research

This study was conducted at a Central Texas private school that offers a full curriculum exclusively for students with dyslexia. A supervisor facilitated fifty members of the school’s teaching faculty as they engaged in voluntary, long-term action research at the individual and team levels to address authentic problems of practice. The study examined the types of inquiry undertaken by the teachers as well as their perceptions of the supervisory support for, impact of, and ways to improve action research at their school. The authors conclude that the supervisor facilitating action research needs to provide ongoing support to teachers engaged ...


2019-10-04 Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate., Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee. Oct 2019

2019-10-04 Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate., Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Rights & Responsibilities Committee meeting minutes for October 4, 2019.


Leading Organizational Change: A Qualitative Examination Of Experiences Of Traditional Public School Principals, Nikeshia Leatherwood Oct 2019

Leading Organizational Change: A Qualitative Examination Of Experiences Of Traditional Public School Principals, Nikeshia Leatherwood

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

The Every Student Succeeds Act has set the course for new accountability measures for school and system leaders. How principals lead organizational change might be key to the success their schools experience and the achievement results of their students. This phenomenological study examined the professional experiences, leadership trainings, and strategic initiatives of traditional public school principals who led organizational change efforts that resulted in two academic rating increases within a three-year period. Five principals, representing elementary and high school, were interviewed to collect data on their experiences of leading successful organizational change. Using Moustakas’ (1994) phenomenological method, rigor was established ...


An Examination Of The Relationship Between Academic Entitlement And Education Financing Among Undergraduate Students, Nicola Ifill-Fraser Oct 2019

An Examination Of The Relationship Between Academic Entitlement And Education Financing Among Undergraduate Students, Nicola Ifill-Fraser

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Academic entitlement among students is a growing problem and concern for universities. Students with a sense of entitlement towards their education believe that positive academic outcomes are owed to them and should be awarded, not based on mastery of educational content, but on non-academic aspects of education, such as attending class, participating in class, or paying tuition fees. Additionally, academically entitled students have unrealistic expectations about the role of instructors and demanding attitudes and behaviors toward faculty. The factors precipitating these actions and behaviors appear to be multi-facted and remain unclear. To add to the growing body of literature on ...


05. Transactional Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

05. Transactional Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

Transactional Leadership was first defined by Max Weber in 1947 as, “the exercise of control on the basis of knowledge.” The transactional leadership style was used extensively after World War II in the United States when the government was concentrated on rebuilding and needed a high level of structure to maintain stability. Twelve years later, social psychologists John French and Bertram defined the five bases of power, later revising them in 1965 to add a sixth power. In 1978, James McGregor was the most prominent author to argue that transactional leaders needed to be of high moral standing and act ...


03. Style Approach, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

03. Style Approach, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

Research regarding the Style Approach Theory is thought to have begun around the 1940s at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan that served to determine the most significant behaviors exhibited by leaders. One of the first identifications of the theory was that leadership is divided into task and relationship behaviors, which serves as the basis of the division between the two aspects of the theory. Later, in the 1960s, further studies were conducted by the pair Blake and Mouton that explored how managers used task vs. relationship behaviors in an organizational setting. Following this era, the Leadership (Managerial ...


08. Leader-Member Exchange Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

08. Leader-Member Exchange Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

Leader-Member Exchange Theory became the focus of research in the late 1970s. Before the LMX theory, researchers thought of leadership as a process with consistent relationships between a leader and every follower. LMX changed that idea by theorizing that a leader has different relationships with each of their followers. Early research focused on the formation of in-groups and out-groups while later research shifted the focus to how LMX changed organizational effectiveness.


06. Contingency Theory & Situational Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

06. Contingency Theory & Situational Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

Contingency Theory was developed in 1958, which paved the way for further contingency theories and models such as Situational Leadership. The Contingency Theory was first developed by Fred Fiedler in a research study analyzing the effectiveness of leaders in the military. Contingency Theory supposed that the success of leaders was dependent upon their control of the situation. As leadership studies progressed, the Situational Approach to leadership slowly developed in the late 1960s off the basis of the Contingency Theory. In 1969, psychologists Blanchard and Hersey published their book, “Management of Organizational Behavior”, in which they described the Life Cycle Theory ...


01. Saturday Session, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

01. Saturday Session, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

No abstract provided.


07. Transformational Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

07. Transformational Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

The term transformational leadership was first introduced by James V. Downton in 1973, and has been the focus of researchers since the early 1980s (Northouse 161). After years of success and prosperity, the United States economy crashed into what is now known as the recession. The president at that time, Ronald Reagan, put forth many changes, such as cutting taxes and building up the military to help the country recover. During this time, the US imported more goods than it exported, therefore endangering manufacturing sector. Through such abysmal times, it was important for President Reagan and his government to motivate ...


Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr. Oct 2019

Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr.

Journal of Catholic Education

Abstract

The preparation of effective, knowledgeable and caring educators whose mission is to serve society through direct contact with and instruction of students, is the topic of this action research. We sought to determine how we as a teacher preparation program within a dynamic Catholic university could ensure that our Catholic identity was truly evident and nurtured in our teacher candidates as they prepare to engage in the extremely important job of offering what is a universal right to an education to PK-12 students, in a variety of learning environments. The analysis of this teacher preparation program included a review ...


02. Great Man Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

02. Great Man Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

The Great Man Theory of leadership is centered around the ideas of prominent historians of the 19th century. The literature of the century, including Frederick Adam Woods’s book T he Influence of Monarchs: Steps in a New Science of History and many like it, analyze the influence of major rulers primarily in the Western world. The Great Man Theory thrives on the notion that most of history can be explained by the influence of male leadership figures. These men often appeared to rise to power out of nowhere and lead their people to success, and their “greatness” was often ...


06. Servant Leadership & Path-Goal Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

06. Servant Leadership & Path-Goal Theory, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

The term “servant leader” was first documented by Robert K. Greenleaf in 1970, who credits the formulation of the term to the 1956 novel The Journey to the East (Northouse 226) . Right at the tail end of WWII, the 1950s made way for the Civil Rights Movement. For context, this time period brought about the invention of TV and widespread use of cars in America, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King’s success as one major face of the movement became accredited to his devotion to servant leadership that became a ...


09. Tragedy And Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

09. Tragedy And Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

When tragedy strikes, leaders must rise to meet the challenge. In recent years, the increasing threat of terrorism, natural disasters, and social challenges has furthered the development of new leadership theories. As people seek hope and security among turbulent times, the strength of a leader is often determined by the followers’ perception of their identity. Furthermore, cultural and technological advancements have enabled the rapid dissemination of information, thereby expanding the capability of leaders and social groups to spread their ideologies.


10. Enact X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

10. Enact X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

No abstract provided.


11. Impact X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

11. Impact X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

No abstract provided.


12. Socent X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

12. Socent X Core, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

No abstract provided.


02. Policy Analysis, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

02. Policy Analysis, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

The process of policy analysis is t he most important thing that we learn in EnACT. The skill of recognizing how a policy was created, passed, implemented, and evaluated can apply later in students’ lives as active citizens. To do this, we utilize what is called the Policy Cycle. By comprehensively learning each step of the Policy Cycle and recognizing its use, students will be able to analyze policies that exist in the real world and be better adept to participate in political discourse.


06. Mid, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

06. Mid, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

Students will present part of their SLX project to different facilitators to be given guidance.


03. Enactivism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

03. Enactivism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

Activism is one of the most effective ways to make change from a citizen’s perspective. It had a major role in ending slavery, promoting equality, protecting the environment, and many other relevant issues. This module explains social movements and how they work. It also goes hand in hand with Policy Analysis.


04. Economic Policy And Activism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

04. Economic Policy And Activism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

Economic policy is responsible for organizing government budgets, money supply and interest rates as well as setting levels of taxation. It also covers the labor market, national ownership, and many other areas of government interventions into the economy. Through the analysis of Trump’s tariff war with China, we can discover the relationship between the policy cycle and economic policies.


08. Environmental Policy And Activism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

08. Environmental Policy And Activism, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

Policy based on the environment has been fluctuating significantly through recent history. Up until a few years ago, many people still genuinely did not believe in the process of climate change and the effect of mankind on the planet. While some people are still hesitant to believe that climate change is as important of a topic scientists are mostly at a consensus that climate change is real and an imminent threat to the planet.


10. Pre Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

10. Pre Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to put finishing touches on their projects and get final feedback.


11. Post Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

11. Post Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

As the year comes to a close, hopefully the students will feel as though they have learned a lot about interesting topics through EnACT. In this module, students will have discussions and/or structured debates on current events of the time. Possible topics will be added as the time approaches. Students will also fill out surveys to give feedback on the content, project, and EnACT as a program overall.


11. Post Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2019

11. Post Slx, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

EnACT

As the year comes to a close, hopefully the students will feel as though they have learned a lot about interesting topics through EnACT. In this module, students will have discussions and/or structured debates on current events of the time. Possible topics will be added as the time approaches. Students will also fill out surveys to give feedback on the content, project, and EnACT as a program overall.