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Inclusive Leadership: Preparing Principals For The Role That Awaits Them, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Donna Sobel, Connie Fulmer Sep 2015

Inclusive Leadership: Preparing Principals For The Role That Awaits Them, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Donna Sobel, Connie Fulmer

Dorothy Garrison-Wade

Preparing administrators with the capacity to improve instruction for all learners is critical for recruiting and retaining special education teachers. However, recent research points out the need to improve skills of current and future administrators for this role. To address these concerns the special education and administrator preparation programs at a western university designed and conducted research to determine how well preservice principals were being prepared to improve instruction for all learners. To determine program improvement and training needs, researchers collected focus group and survey data from current and alumni students from both programs. Findings of this research are organized ...


True Confessions?: Alumni's Retrospective Reports On Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors, Jennifer Yardley, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Jonathan Nelson, Scott C. Bates May 2014

True Confessions?: Alumni's Retrospective Reports On Undergraduate Cheating Behaviors, Jennifer Yardley, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Jonathan Nelson, Scott C. Bates

Jonathan J Nelson

College cheating is prevalent, with rates ranging widely from 9 to 95% (Whitley, 1998). Research has been exclusively conducted with enrolled college students. This study examined the prevalence of cheating in a sample of college alumni, who risk less in disclosing academic dishonesty than current students. A total of 273 alumni reported on their prevalence and perceived severity of 19 cheating behaviors. The vast majority of participants (81.7%) report having engaged in some form of cheating during their undergraduate career. The most common forms of cheating were “copying from another student's assignment” and “allowing others to copy from ...


Nourishing And Thwarting Effects Of Contextual Influences Upon Multiple Dimensions Of Identity: Does Gender Matter?, Christy D. Moran Dec 2002

Nourishing And Thwarting Effects Of Contextual Influences Upon Multiple Dimensions Of Identity: Does Gender Matter?, Christy D. Moran

Christy Moran Craft

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate possible gender differences in the nature and role of the contextual influences (events, experiences, and relationships) that shape multiple dimensions of identity during college. Fifteen college alumni used lifelines to document their identity-shaping experiences during college; two interviews were conducted with each of these alumni. Findings suggest the existence of gender differences in the following areas: types of contextual influences that shape identity during college, reactions to those contextual influences, and attributions of salience to various identity dimensions.