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Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Peter Klingman, July 28, 2000, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Peter D. Klingman (Interviewer) Jul 2000

Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Peter Klingman, July 28, 2000, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Peter D. Klingman (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

This is an oral history interview with Betty Castor, former president of the University of South Florida. In this interview, Castor briefly describes her childhood and education, then discusses her time as a teacher in Uganda. After returning to the United States, she came to Miami and taught in a recently integrated school there for several years. She and her former husband then moved to Tampa, where she became the first woman to serve on the Hillsborough County Commission. The interview ends with a discussion of Hillsborough County's growth and political situation in the 1970s. Castor's later positions ...


The Evaluation Of Education Systems: Insecurity Through Testing?, Editor Jul 2000

The Evaluation Of Education Systems: Insecurity Through Testing?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some fallacies in a common approach to employing the testing of students in evaluating education systems.


The Impact Of School Reform On Teacher Professionalism Lessons From Case Studies To Inform Future Professional Development Initiatives, Meher Rizvi Jan 2000

The Impact Of School Reform On Teacher Professionalism Lessons From Case Studies To Inform Future Professional Development Initiatives, Meher Rizvi

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This paper will outline a number of issues faced by Government Primary Schools in Pakistan. Specifically, it will identify a research agenda that needs to be addressed if these schools are to progress. Pakistan's educational system is faced with many problems and dilemmas and each dilemma justifies a reason, but perhaps no problem is as grave as the low quality, the poor morale and the dejected professional status of the teachers. I say that because I believe that schools are only as good as their teachers, regardless of how high their standards, how up-to-date their technology, or how innovative ...


The Framing Of Truancy : A Study Of Non-Attendance Policy As A Form Of Social Exclusion Within Western Australia, Jan Gray Jan 2000

The Framing Of Truancy : A Study Of Non-Attendance Policy As A Form Of Social Exclusion Within Western Australia, Jan Gray

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Truancy is a product of socially constructed knowledge. The final product of this knowledge provides insight into the defining features of current societal beliefs, values and fears, becoming a powerful framing influence for definitions of acceptable patterns of school attendance and behaviour. In this sense, the perceived incidence of truancy within a community has far more impact on the creation and enactment of public policy associated with young people who do not regularly attend school than the incidence itself. This does not deny the incidence of truancy, nor the empirical data indicating correlates of truancy, illiteracy, crime, poverty and unemployment ...


The General Board Of Education In Western Australia 1847-1871: Its Establishment And Performance, Derek Jowle Jan 2000

The General Board Of Education In Western Australia 1847-1871: Its Establishment And Performance, Derek Jowle

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This thesis is a history of the politics of education in nineteenth century Western Australia with a particular focus on educational administration. It traces the activities of the educational pioneers in Western Australia and in particular synthesises research material from a wide variety of sources to demonstrate and explain: •How and why these pioneers established an education system in Western Australia; •The difficulties faced by the pioneers and how they overcame those difficulties; •Why the General Board of Education ("the Board"), which was formed by the early pioneers, was established in 1847; •How and why the Board was terminated in ...


Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen Jan 2000

Socialization Of Preservice Teachers In The Area Of Early Literacy Education , Sharon Jane Jensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to examine the lived experiences of five preservice teachers enrolled in an early literacy methods course and concurrent field experience. The need for this study is justified by the research pointing to the importance of early literacy learning and, therefore, the necessity of teachers who are well prepared to teach children to read and write. Additionally, this study investigates the teacher socialization process and how it is positively and negatively affected by field experiences. The notion that "experience is the best teacher" is examined through interpretation of the informants' experiences in their ...