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Facilitating The Transition From Military Instructor To Academic Educator: Cognitive Apprenticeship In Teacher Induction At The United States Air Force Academy, Thomas T. Swaim Aug 2017

Facilitating The Transition From Military Instructor To Academic Educator: Cognitive Apprenticeship In Teacher Induction At The United States Air Force Academy, Thomas T. Swaim

The Qualitative Report

This article examines teacher induction in the military undergraduate education context. The U.S. Air Force Academy relies on approximately 520 military and civilian instructors to educate nearly 4000 future military officers each year. These educators must be highly skilled and unquestionably capable in their abilities to teach these future leaders. Many of these instructors derive from highly technical active duty operational career fields (such as pilot, missile operator, etc.). This article reveals how Collins’, Brown’s, and Newman’s (1989) theory of cognitive apprenticeship is manifested within teacher induction experiences at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Using a ...


A Study Of West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates' Perceptions Of Their Degrees Of Competence And The Relevance Of The Marshall University Community And Technical College Police Science Curriculum, Walter E. Stroupe Jan 2003

A Study Of West Virginia State Police Academy Graduates' Perceptions Of Their Degrees Of Competence And The Relevance Of The Marshall University Community And Technical College Police Science Curriculum, Walter E. Stroupe

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This study investigated the perceptions of graduates of the West Virginia State Police Academy regarding the relevance of the higher education police science curriculum as well as their perceived degrees of competence. The population of the study consisted of four selected cadet classes that were employed full time as West Virginia State Police Troopers in February 2003, N=153. Participants completed a survey questionnaire adapted from Brand & Peak (1995). Additionally, three open-ended questions were addressed by the survey. The survey measured the graduates' perception of the relevance of coursework and their degrees of competence. Data analyses suggested the graduates perceived ...


Overview Of The 84th Annual Ucea Conference: Blurring The Boundaries Of The Academy, Karen Berthold, David Grossman, Paul Hamlin, Sue Maes, James Narduzzi, Thomas Shostak Jan 1999

Overview Of The 84th Annual Ucea Conference: Blurring The Boundaries Of The Academy, Karen Berthold, David Grossman, Paul Hamlin, Sue Maes, James Narduzzi, Thomas Shostak

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Faculty Publications

To meet the challenges of the next century, continuing higher education is recreating itself to assume position of campus-wide leadership. Traditional continuing education units that were simply the university's off-campus course providers are using their organizational flexibility to take on innovative and expanded roles that include for-profit distance learning centers, international educational partnerships, welfare-to-work initiatives, and post-baccalaureate programs for the changing workforce. While maintaining the academy's high standards of scholarship and research, continuing education is also being asked to become a lead voice in conceiving the new academy and in linking the university to the demands of society ...