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The Value Of Value-Added: Science, Technology, And Policy In Educational Evaluation, Daniel Douglas 2017 Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Value Of Value-Added: Science, Technology, And Policy In Educational Evaluation, Daniel Douglas

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In the first decade of the 21st century, researchers and policymakers in K-12 education began to focus on evaluating teacher and school performance based on students’ standardized test scores. One evaluative technique, value-added assessment (VAA), has been given particular attention. This research presents a comprehensive study of the theoretical, technical, historical and political dimensions VAA. Theoretically, the assumptions that underlie value-added diverge significantly from the observed operations of the schools and classrooms these models are supposed to evaluate. Technically, even if the theoretical assumptions are accepted, teachers’ actual value-added rankings are shown to be unstable across time periods and ...


Cognitive Sociology, Michael W. Raphael 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Cognitive Sociology, Michael W. Raphael

Publications and Research

Cognitive sociology is the study of the conditions under which meaning is constituted through processes of reification. Cognitive sociology traces its origins to writings in the sociology of knowledge, sociology of culture, cognitive and cultural anthropology, and more recently, work done in cultural sociology and cognitive science. Its central questions revolve around locating these processes of reification since the locus of cognition is highly contentious. Researchers consider how individuality is related to notions of society (structures, institutions, systems, etc.) and notions of culture (cultural forms, cultural structures, sub-cultures, etc.). These questions further explore how these answers depend on learning processes ...


The Fashionable Functions Reloaded: An Updated Google Ngram View Of Trends In Functional Differentiation (1800-2000), Steffen Roth, Carlton Clark, Jan Berkel 2016 ESC Rennes School of Business

The Fashionable Functions Reloaded: An Updated Google Ngram View Of Trends In Functional Differentiation (1800-2000), Steffen Roth, Carlton Clark, Jan Berkel

Prof. Dr. Dr. Steffen Roth

Using the updated Google Book corpus dataset generated in July 2012, we analyze the largest available corpus of digitalized books to review social macro trends such as the secularization, politicization, economization, and mediatization of society. These familiar trend statements are tested through a comparative analysis of word frequency time-series plots for the English, French, and German language area produced by means of the enhanced Google Ngram Viewer, the online graphing tool that charts annual word counts as found in the Google Book corpus. The results: a) confirm that the importance of the political system, religion, economy, and mass media features ...


Km In Organizations.Pdf, Nkiru Opara 2016 Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Abuja.

Km In Organizations.Pdf, Nkiru Opara

Nkiru Opara

Knowledge drives and underpins ones behaviour and decision making. The most valuable resource of some organization, among all other resources, is the knowledge of its people.  Performance of such an organization depends on how new knowledge is created, how knowledge is shared and used to achieve efficiency and best results


Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating The Knowledge Translation Practices Of Researchers In The National Agriculture Research Institutes In Nigeria, Isioma N. Elueze 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Towards Evidence-Informed Agriculture Policy Making: Investigating The Knowledge Translation Practices Of Researchers In The National Agriculture Research Institutes In Nigeria, Isioma N. Elueze

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study investigated the knowledge translation practices of researchers in the National Agriculture Research Institutes of Nigeria and the utilization of research knowledge by policy actors in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria. Data for the study was obtained from agriculture researchers and the policy actors through questionnaires and interviews. In addition, bibliometric and content analysis were carried out on documents from the research institutes and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to gauge the transfer and use of knowledge by the researchers and policy actors respectively. Out of about six hundred questionnaires that ...


The Biopolitical Critique Of The Notion Of Being Human And An Affirmation Of Lives, Ramanpreet Bahra 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Biopolitical Critique Of The Notion Of Being Human And An Affirmation Of Lives, Ramanpreet Bahra

Sociology Major Research Papers

This major research paper (MRP) interrogates the discourse of ableism and disableism and its impact on disabled and fat bodies. The general theme of this MRP is the division of life through the dichotomy of human and non-human, and nondisabled and disabled. Humanism, overall is the benchmark from which other life forms, the animate and non-animate, are disaffirmed and looked at as being a deficit. With the use of DisCrit and Fat studies, in particular, an autoethnographic methodology will be used to situate how the writer embodies racism, ableism and sizeism and the ways theory is carried through the body ...


Found Poem Dos, Mitchell McGowan, Mateo Ramirez Yelton 2016 Humboldt State University

Found Poem Dos, Mitchell Mcgowan, Mateo Ramirez Yelton

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Found Poem Uno, Patricia Cortés, Mireya Ortega, Cynthia Paredes, Javier Rojas 2016 Humboldt State University

Found Poem Uno, Patricia Cortés, Mireya Ortega, Cynthia Paredes, Javier Rojas

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Six, Karla Amaya, Arturo Arce, Mondserrat Ortiz, Cynthia Rojas 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Six, Karla Amaya, Arturo Arce, Mondserrat Ortiz, Cynthia Rojas

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Five, Idette Lopez, Tyree Love, Luna Uch, Katrina Uribe 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Five, Idette Lopez, Tyree Love, Luna Uch, Katrina Uribe

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Four, Jacqueline Barrera-Pacheco, Magdalena Cortez, Lei Hou, Amy Núñez 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Four, Jacqueline Barrera-Pacheco, Magdalena Cortez, Lei Hou, Amy Núñez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Three, Jonah Platt, Elizabeth Rosales, Monique Yzaguirre 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Three, Jonah Platt, Elizabeth Rosales, Monique Yzaguirre

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Two, Briana Corona, Susana Padilla, Dakota Porter 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Two, Briana Corona, Susana Padilla, Dakota Porter

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum One, José Manuel Hernández, Zitlaly Macías, José Manzo, Catherine Sanchez 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum One, José Manuel Hernández, Zitlaly Macías, José Manzo, Catherine Sanchez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Full Collective Poetry, 2016 Humboldt State University

Full Collective Poetry

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Heart(H), Monique Yzaguirre 2016 Humboldt State University

Heart(H), Monique Yzaguirre

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


In My Dreams..., Mateo Ramirez Yelton 2016 Humboldt State University

In My Dreams..., Mateo Ramirez Yelton

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Turning Soil, Katrina Uribe 2016 Humboldt State University

Turning Soil, Katrina Uribe

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Ya No Está En Mi Vida, Luna Uch 2016 Humboldt State University

Ya No Está En Mi Vida, Luna Uch

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Música Y Mi Hermanito, Luna Uch 2016 Humboldt State University

Música Y Mi Hermanito, Luna Uch

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


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