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Tinker, Tailor, Supervisor, Spy: Lessons Learned From Distant Supervision, Elizabeth Currin, Stephanie Schroeder, Elizabeth Bondy, Brittney Castanheira Jun 2019

Tinker, Tailor, Supervisor, Spy: Lessons Learned From Distant Supervision, Elizabeth Currin, Stephanie Schroeder, Elizabeth Bondy, Brittney Castanheira

Journal of Educational Supervision

This study investigates the transition from a local to a distant model of clinical intern supervision at a large, public, research university. Interviews were conducted with supervisors who had participated in local and distant supervision to explore challenges and adaptations throughout the first year of the distant model. Aside from areas of consensus, such as difficulties with communication, observations, coaching, and seminar meetings, the supervisors revealed distinctly different responses to the expectation of carrying out the distant supervision model with fidelity. Positioning theory provided helpful insight into the range of experiences and reactions within the interview data. Our findings suggest ...


Service Learning In Archaeology And Its Impact On Perceptions Of Cultural Heritage And Historic Preservation, Kyle P. Freund, Laura K. Clark, Kevin Gidusko May 2019

Service Learning In Archaeology And Its Impact On Perceptions Of Cultural Heritage And Historic Preservation, Kyle P. Freund, Laura K. Clark, Kevin Gidusko

Journal of Archaeology and Education

This paper focuses on a for-credit cemetery recording class taught at Indian River State College (IRSC) and on the impact of the project on student perceptions of cultural heritage and historic preservation. One of the goals in creating this service learning course was to promote student awareness of the destructive risks that many historic cemeteries face and to impart the importance of stewardship over the archaeological record. To assess the effectiveness of the course in meeting this goal, a series of five interviews with students enrolled in the class were conducted to get participants to discuss their motivations and perceptions ...


An Exploration Of Technology Leadership In Three Maine Public School Districts, David L. Fournier May 2019

An Exploration Of Technology Leadership In Three Maine Public School Districts, David L. Fournier

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The promise of technology for positively influencing student outcomes is being hampered by a lack of understanding of who is leading technology in public schools and differing beliefs of technology use among technology leaders. The purpose of this qualitative multi-case study was to describe and understand the nature of technology leadership in three Maine public school districts. Research questions explored the roles, responsibilities, values, and beliefs of the technology leaders and examined how technology leaders mobilized stakeholders in using technology to positively influence student outcomes. Fifteen participants were interviewed from across three case sites. Data analysis was guided by the ...


"There Isn't Anything That Guy Can't Teach About Cars": How Nontraditional Female Career And Technical Education Students Perceive Instructor Effectiveness, Christopher J. Healy May 2019

"There Isn't Anything That Guy Can't Teach About Cars": How Nontraditional Female Career And Technical Education Students Perceive Instructor Effectiveness, Christopher J. Healy

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study explored how female Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who enter predominantly male-attended programs perceive instructor effectiveness. Although previous research has shed light on structural and social barriers faced by females wanting to enter these programs (Whitehead, 2013), new information suggests that CTE instructors engaged in prolonged professional development focused on improving instructional skills can support beneficial learning outcomes for their students (NRCCTE, 2013). It has also been suggested that improved knowledge of instructional approaches can increase nontraditional female students’ successful completion of their CTE programs (NRCCTE, 2013). Consequently, I sought to better understand three factors associated with ...


Assessing Quantitative Reasoning In A Ninth Grade Science Class Using Interdisciplinary Data Story Assignments, Bryn W. Keenhold May 2019

Assessing Quantitative Reasoning In A Ninth Grade Science Class Using Interdisciplinary Data Story Assignments, Bryn W. Keenhold

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In a data-driven world, it is necessary that students graduate from high school quantitatively literate, with the ability to interpret quantities within a context to make informed decisions for their lives. A critical component of science learning is developing the ability to make sense of data, critically evaluate it, and effectively communicate scientific ideas. The purpose of this study is two-fold: 1) to investigate how 9th grade students in an Earth Science class use quantitative reasoning (QR) skills when constructing evidence-based scientific explanations during Data Story assignments and 2) to provide teachers with supports to incorporate Data Stories into their ...


Learning Science: Physical And Life Sciences In Curricula Across U.S. Schools Of Nursing, Valerie C. Sauda May 2019

Learning Science: Physical And Life Sciences In Curricula Across U.S. Schools Of Nursing, Valerie C. Sauda

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Nursing educators are being challenged to provide curriculum that meets the changing healthcare environment and demand for creative, innovative nurses to assist in transforming healthcare into the future (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2010; Institute Of Medicine, 2011). The liberal education provided within a baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) degree program provides a diversity of courses within the curriculum, including courses in the natural, physical, mathematical, and social sciences (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008). Although nursing programs have included science courses in curriculum since the early 1900s (Nutting & Dock, 1907), there is lack of nursing educational research as to ...


Designing A Comprehensive School-Wide Program In Character Development And Leadership For High School Students, Mark C. Reilly May 2019

Designing A Comprehensive School-Wide Program In Character Development And Leadership For High School Students, Mark C. Reilly

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

All independent college preparatory schools maintain that they teach their students leadership and provide opportunities for character development. In addition, most colleges and universities are looking for students who possess strong character and leadership skills. With few exceptions, the leadership and character development programs of most independent schools do nothing more than provide students with opportunities to lead their peers through election to student government, the appointment of captains on sports teams, or through the leadership of non-athletic extra curricular activities such as clubs, yearbook, drama productions, or Model U.N. Typically these opportunities are supported and enhanced by surrounding ...


Shocks To The System: The Micropolitics Of Communities In Economic Shock When Determining The Outcome Of Local Education, Kathy Jeanne Harris-Smedberg May 2019

Shocks To The System: The Micropolitics Of Communities In Economic Shock When Determining The Outcome Of Local Education, Kathy Jeanne Harris-Smedberg

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

It is estimated that the United States lost almost eight million manufacturing jobs in total from its peak in 1979 to 2010, which not only resulted in job loss, but wage depression and higher welfare spending in the US (Dubner, 2017, DeSilver, 2017). These losses were exacerbated in small rural mill towns where up to 70% of a town’s revenues, at some point, had depended on the exiting industry. Too often, affected workers, if they did find work, were reallocated to jobs with dramatic wage reductions, leaving communities with substantially reduced funding revenues and rising welfare, disability, public service ...


Using Question Variations To Access Alternate Student Thinking About The Same Physical Situations, Jeffrey Mathis Hawkins May 2019

Using Question Variations To Access Alternate Student Thinking About The Same Physical Situations, Jeffrey Mathis Hawkins

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Assessing students’ understanding of physics is a critical element for improving physics education. This dissertation presents and demonstrates a method to better assess student understanding of physics by varying the types of questions asked of students. The method presented herein, which is based on the Specific Difficulties and Resources frameworks, involves modifying the task students are asked to complete when analyzing the physics of a particular physical situation. Creating question variations that ask students to address a particular correct or incorrect outcome of the physical situation, eliminate an incorrect outcome, or justify a correct outcome provided to them can provide ...


Principals’ Perceptions Of Teacher Evaluation Reform From Structural And Human Resource Perspectives, John Wilson Campbell, Mary Lynne Derrington May 2019

Principals’ Perceptions Of Teacher Evaluation Reform From Structural And Human Resource Perspectives, John Wilson Campbell, Mary Lynne Derrington

Journal of Educational Supervision

Driven by Race to the Top funding and quickly designed and deployed in 2010-2011, a new teacher evaluation policy in Tennessee altered principals’ supervisory practices regarding their use of time for observation and reporting, their interaction with teachers, and the methods for giving teachers performance ratings. In addition, student test score data were integrated into final ratings, and professional consequences were linked with those ratings. Researchers in this study followed fourteen school principals over a five-year period to understand how their perceptions of new evaluation policy components affected their implementation. Data were analyzed using the structural and human resource frames ...


Cds State Data Review Project: Data Tells The Story, Katharine Appleyard Apr 2019

Cds State Data Review Project: Data Tells The Story, Katharine Appleyard

Poster Presentations

This poster presents data that identifies state and regional site-level trends, outliers, etc., with regard to federal reporting indicators and other factors, in the Child Development Services system.


Restraint And Seclusion In Schools: Understanding The Keeping All Students Safe Act (Kassa), 2018-2019 Cohort Of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental And Related Disabilities (Nh-Me Lend) Program Trainees Apr 2019

Restraint And Seclusion In Schools: Understanding The Keeping All Students Safe Act (Kassa), 2018-2019 Cohort Of New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education In Neurodevelopmental And Related Disabilities (Nh-Me Lend) Program Trainees

Policy Analysis

The use of restraint and seclusion for managing children’s behaviors in schools has led to physical and psychological harm, and, in the most extreme cases, even death. For more than a decade, the level of research and concern regarding restraint and seclusion in schools has grown. The experience of being restrained and secluded in school can be traumatizing and life-altering, particularly for children with developmental, mental health, or intellectual disabilities. While adults and children in mental health and correctional facilities are protected by law from the unnecessary use of restraints and seclusion, no federal law protects our children in ...


Center For Undergraduate Research Newsletter, University Of Maine Apr 2019

Center For Undergraduate Research Newsletter, University Of Maine

General University of Maine Publications

Student Symposium issue. This issue contains all deadlines and information on the Student Symposium, as well as other items of interest.


The Relations Between Anxiety Symptoms And Friendships In Adolescence, Phoebe Welcome Apr 2019

The Relations Between Anxiety Symptoms And Friendships In Adolescence, Phoebe Welcome

Honors College

Anxiety symptoms can often be experienced as a silent struggle in adolescence, as many anxious adolescents do not exhibit outward symptoms. Identifying adolescents who are struggling with subthreshold anxiety symptoms can be even more difficult. As adolescence is a time where friendships become primary sources for emotional support, youth who experience anxiety symptoms and associated distress may have trouble navigating close relationships with peers. The current study aims to investigate the relations between adolescents’ anxiety symptoms and their friendship functioning, as well as the impact of their anxiety symptoms on friends’ emotional adjustment. Data were taken from a larger project ...


The Attachment Theory: A Content Analysis Of The Objectives Of The Servant Heart Training Modules, Grace Pouliot Apr 2019

The Attachment Theory: A Content Analysis Of The Objectives Of The Servant Heart Training Modules, Grace Pouliot

Honors College

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the objectives within the Servant Heart Research Collaboration’s “Attachment Theory Workshop and Self-Paced Refresher Training.” These training modules are focused on research in the Attachment Theory, trauma-informed care, childhood resiliency, emotional regulation, caregiver satisfaction, and additional topics, and was created for the purpose of assisting parents and other caregivers of children associated with the Child Rescue Center in Bo, Sierra Leone.

This thesis includes a literature review of research and history associated with the Attachment Theory, Sierra Leone, content analysis, and the Servant Heart Research Collaboration. From here, this thesis will ...


Alternative Worlds: 3 Short Stories, Katie Perry Apr 2019

Alternative Worlds: 3 Short Stories, Katie Perry

Honors College

The following thesis consists of my personal writing and objective writing. First, you will read about my writing process and how I plan to connect this project to my career as a teacher. The format of the stories are as follows: The first version is the “final” version. The versions following are drafts from oldest to most recent. After the stories, I have included my Writer’s Journal. I used the journal as a way to reflect on my work as I completed it.

Before you begin reading, thank you for indulging my writing. I hope you enjoy reading it ...


The Tower Of London Becoming A Tourist Attraction In The 19th Century, Catherine Mcdonald Apr 2019

The Tower Of London Becoming A Tourist Attraction In The 19th Century, Catherine Mcdonald

Honors College

Underfunded and decaying, the Tower of London’s outlook at the beginning at the 19th century was bleak. Then used as a military garrison, its former glory as a palace and prison was mostly forgotten. The Tower of London was transformed into a tourist attraction in the Victorian Age because of the rise of the middle class and the changing values that they had. The middle class valued education and wanted to use their leisure time to further their knowledge. History in particular interested them. Popular culture reflected this change in attitude about a subject previously not looked to ...


An Analysis Of The Influence A Teacher's Level Of Science-Based Questioning Had On The Level Of Science-Based Questioning Of Students In A Montessori School, Desiree Labbe Apr 2019

An Analysis Of The Influence A Teacher's Level Of Science-Based Questioning Had On The Level Of Science-Based Questioning Of Students In A Montessori School, Desiree Labbe

Honors College

Teachers use questions every day to assess their students’ knowledge, allow for more practice with critical thinking, and to help promote collaborative, meaningful classroom discussions. This observational study aims to analyze the effect that the level of science-based questioning the Head Teacher uses has on the level of science-based questioning the students use in a Montessori classroom while they are learning science topics/concepts and/or using science related materials. In this study, observations were performed on preschool aged students enrolled in a Montessori school in rural Maine. These observations consist of science-based questions the Head Teacher asked the students ...


Putting Archaeology And Anthropology Into Schools: A 2019 Update, Colleen P. Popson, Ruth O. Selig Mar 2019

Putting Archaeology And Anthropology Into Schools: A 2019 Update, Colleen P. Popson, Ruth O. Selig

Journal of Archaeology and Education

Our 2012 article, “Putting Anthropology Into Schools,” argued that integrating anthropology and archaeology into K-12 schools must involve teacher preparation, state certification requirements, and in-service training. National anthropology and archaeology organizations’ decades-long push for the integration of their disciplines into schools was outlined but assessed as relatively limited compared to successful efforts in psychology, sociology, and economics. Some progress did occur, traced primarily to the National Science Foundation and other funders, alongside committed individuals with well-developed curriculum materials. Our 2019 publication includes the original article followed by an UPDATE outlining developments since 2012. Reports from the National Academies and the ...


Something Always Works: A Self-Study Of Strengths-Based Coaching In Supervision, Steven Haberlin Mar 2019

Something Always Works: A Self-Study Of Strengths-Based Coaching In Supervision, Steven Haberlin

Journal of Educational Supervision

Mentoring remains a major component of teacher education programs. Moving away from the traditional apprenticeship model, teacher educators have begun to adopt more affirming coaching practices that nurture the strengths and inner qualities of pre-service teachers. In this self-study, the researcher—an emerging teacher educator hoping to enhance his practice—investigated ways to help pre-service teachers discover and develop their individual strengths and how strength-based coaching might impact his beliefs and assumptions. Data were drawn from interviews,focus groups, lesson plans, and researcher journal reflections as well as participant-created written responses and illustrations. Themes were developed using content analysis. Findings ...


University-Based Teacher Supervisors: Their Voices, Their Dilemmas, Bede Mccormack, Laura H. Baecher, Alex Cuenca Mar 2019

University-Based Teacher Supervisors: Their Voices, Their Dilemmas, Bede Mccormack, Laura H. Baecher, Alex Cuenca

Journal of Educational Supervision

Despite university supervisors’ critical role in the success of PK-12 teacher candidates, research is limited on how to best prepare supervisors to mentor their supervisees and interact with cooperating teachers and school administrators. By using two surveys and a focus group meeting, this qualitative study explores supervisors’ experiences to surface dilemmas of supervisory practice. Results indicate supervisors suffer overwhelming workloads, feel marginalized by their institutions, lack ongoing training, and are often unclear as to what their role is. The success of the cadres of clinical supervisors ultimately depends on training, but more crucially on full engagement by their home institutions.


Shedding Light On The Phenomenon Of Supervision Traveling Incognito: A Field’S Struggles For Visibility, Jeffrey Glanz, Helen M. Hazi Feb 2019

Shedding Light On The Phenomenon Of Supervision Traveling Incognito: A Field’S Struggles For Visibility, Jeffrey Glanz, Helen M. Hazi

Journal of Educational Supervision

As a field of study, supervision has gone through a tumultuous history and continues to struggle for visibility. Its principles related to teaching and learning are often discussed, yet the term supervision has been controversial more than once. For a variety of reasons, historically and conceptually, supervision has traveled incognito under several guises. In this article, the history of supervision is explored as it relates to its ties with educational administration, curriculum, and more recently instructional leadership to explain its absence from the research literature, and to present implications for supervision as a field of study. An understanding of this ...


Archaeology In The Classroom At A New England Prep School, Ryan Wheeler Feb 2019

Archaeology In The Classroom At A New England Prep School, Ryan Wheeler

Journal of Archaeology and Education

In 1901 Robert S. Peabody lamented the lack of instruction in archaeology at his high school alma mater Phillips Academy, a prestigious New England boarding school. To rectify the situation, he used family funds and artifacts amassed by his personal curator Warren K. Moorehead to establish a Department of Archaeology at the school. A building was constructed and Moorehead and Peabody’s son, Charles, set about teaching classes. The pattern established by Moorehead and Peabody, however, was disrupted in 1914 when the school refocused the program exclusively on research. Classes were offered periodically over the next decades, and some students ...


Whiteness As A Barrier To Becoming A Culturally Relevant Teacher: Clinical Experiences And The Role Of Supervision, Craig Willey, Paula A. Magee Jan 2019

Whiteness As A Barrier To Becoming A Culturally Relevant Teacher: Clinical Experiences And The Role Of Supervision, Craig Willey, Paula A. Magee

Journal of Educational Supervision

Clinical experiences are crucial to the development of prospective teachers (PTs), especially the student teaching practicum. While the dynamics of schools are beginning to change in response to documented inequities for students, particularly students of color, the student teaching practicum remains largely unchanged and unchallenged with regard to addressing racism, oppression and white dominance. In this study, we explore PTs’ experiences and discourse in the context of student teaching in urban schools and the corresponding supervision of student teachers. Specifically, we examine the ways in which whiteness and racism obstruct the development of culturally relevant teachers. The data illuminate key ...


Supervision’S New Challenge: Facilitating A Multidimensional Curriculum, Stephen P. Gordon Jan 2019

Supervision’S New Challenge: Facilitating A Multidimensional Curriculum, Stephen P. Gordon

Journal of Educational Supervision

In this article I propose that curriculum and instruction are inextricably intertwined, curriculum development should be an important function of educational supervision, and supervision should foster a multidimensional curriculum developed by teachers. The proposed curriculum framework includes cognitive, social-emotional, moral, cultural, democratic, creative-artistic, and health and physical dimensions. I provide a rationale for including each of the seven dimensions, and recommend integrating the seven dimensions within a holistic curriculum. I contend that each dimension of the proposed curriculum will promote learning in the other dimensions. The suggested curriculum development process involves the supervisor facilitating professional development for teachers and curriculum ...


Employment Agreements (University Of Maine System), 1981-1999, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Employment Agreements (University Of Maine System), 1981-1999, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The first UMPSA and C.O.L.T. agreements were negotiated with the University of Maine system in 1979 following the enacting of Sec. 31. 26 MRSA § 1024-A.

Collective bargaining in the University of Maine System is organized into units with the the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine (AFUM) representing faculty; Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association (UMPSA) represents professional staff; Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association (UMPSA) representing professional staff and the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the Universities of Maine representing clerical, office, laboratory and technical unit. These groupings are defined in the University ...


Deans' Council (University Of Maine) Records, 1987-1997, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Deans' Council (University Of Maine) Records, 1987-1997, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The records contains copies of meeting agendas, minutes, supporting material compiled for the University of Maine Deans' Council (1987-1994). There are also memorandums sent to members of the Deans' Council (1987-1997).


Mengers (Marie Christiansen) Papers, 1930-1962, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Mengers (Marie Christiansen) Papers, 1930-1962, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

Marie Christiansen Mengers was born in 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Orono, Maine. She was a professor of French at the University of Maine from 1947 until her death in 1965. Mengers was educated at the University of Nebraska, Wellesley College, Columbia University, and the University of Toulouse, France. She attended summer sessions at Harvard and Chicago Universities. Her doctoral dissertation was on the life of French symbolist poet Henri de Régnier. Before coming to UMaine, she taught at the University of Nebraska, the University of Wisconsin, and Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

The collection includes correspondence ...


Department Of Information Technology (University Of Maine System) Records, 1999-2015, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Department Of Information Technology (University Of Maine System) Records, 1999-2015, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

Information Technology, in conjunction with the IT Steering Committee (ITSC), develops policy for the management of technology; address the needs of academic, administrative, and research users of technology; and provide ongoing planning for technology to meet the changing needs of the University.

This record groups contains copies of various reports and presentations related to both internal and external reviews of Information Technology at the University of Maine System, starting in the late 1990s through to 2015. These reviews were in response to shifting technology needs, increased centralization of Information Technology in the System, and plans to gain budgetary efficiencies.


Maine State College And University Of Maine History Records, 1865-1990, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2019

Maine State College And University Of Maine History Records, 1865-1990, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was established in 1865. The College opened on September 21, 1868. In 1897, the College changed its name to the University of Maine. A group of miscellaneous records regarding the history of the University of Maine from its founding. Items appear to have been curated and compiled over time by Fogler Library Special Collections staff to document key events, figures, and milestones in the University's early history. Most material is from the end of the Nineteenth century through to the mid Twentieth century.