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Investigating The Development Of Adolescent Leadership Potential: A Longitudinal Case Study, Gregory S. C. Hine Dec 2016

Investigating The Development Of Adolescent Leadership Potential: A Longitudinal Case Study, Gregory S. C. Hine

Gregory S.C. Hine


My doctoral research project explored the development of adolescent leadership potential within a secondary Catholic school in Perth, Western Australia. Previous research efforts that looked at adolescent leadership did so by examining the perspectives of adults and children using a “snapshot” approach, but the longitudinal design of this project was chosen intentionally to investigate how leadership developed over time. Located within the interpretive paradigm, a 3-year longitudinal case study framed the data collection process. Data were collected from the staff and students most closely involved in a school-based student leadership development program through the exercise of four qualitative research methods ...


Developing Agency For Advocacy: Collaborative Inquiry-Focused School Change Projects As Transformative Learning For Practicing Teachers. The New Educator, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams Oct 2016

Developing Agency For Advocacy: Collaborative Inquiry-Focused School Change Projects As Transformative Learning For Practicing Teachers. The New Educator, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams

Kathryn Brooks

Many mainstream educators of English language learners (ELLs) have experienced neither adequate pre-service preparation nor appropriate in-service professional development. Yet, ELLs are one of the fastest growing student populations in the United States. While practicing teachers typically espouse the view that all students can learn, they often lack the knowledge and skills necessary to support ELLs in their academic and language development.This gap in preservice teacher education programs often leads general education teachers to rely heavily on bilingual paraprofessionals and language teachers for educating ELL students. This paper describes a 5-year professional development initiative, Project Alianza, during which the ...


Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney Oct 2016

Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney

Kathryn Brooks

School-level administrators are often concerned about tertiary supports for English language learners (ELLs), such as translating signs and school documents or offering Spanish classes for their teachers. Although modeling and learning the heritage language(s) of the ESL population can be helpful, its focus on language differences can limit our considerations of broader systemic challenges that impact the success of ELLs in our schools. This article shares the dialogues that school administrators are having about ELL students and discusses the use of social justice and equity focused professional learning communities as a way to transform this discourse to address the ...


Faculty Consensus Leads To Creative Solutions, Kathryn Brooks Oct 2016

Faculty Consensus Leads To Creative Solutions, Kathryn Brooks

Kathryn Brooks

The answers to many of the problems facing schools today "are in the minds of the teachers. Half our solutions are in their minds but they have to come out through open dialogue," says Gary Kruse, principal of Evans Middle School in Ottumwa, Iowa. When faced with leading a middle school that had a history of low reading scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), Mr. Kruse turned to the people who knew the students and the school climate best--the teachers...


The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess Sep 2016

The Risks And Rewards Of Serving As A Department Chair, Jon A. Hess

Jonathan A. Hess

Serving as chair is a significant point in the career of any faculty member who inhabits the office. It is a position with high highs and low lows, significant stressors and some perks, the chance to have a positive impact on a program, and the near certainty that at some point you will generate disagreement with almost everyone in the department. The department chair is a boundary position between the university administration and the faculty; a chair inhabits both worlds, but resides fully in neither. Chairs are charged with numerous responsibilities and often lack full authority needed to accomplish their ...


Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully Sep 2016

Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully

Sherry Penney

In teaching leadership development we have developed and revised a model of teamwork and collaboration, which has yielded innovative and positive results. Our study draws on insights from more than 90 project teams, gathered over twelve years of a mid-career executive education program designed specifically to teach collaborative leadership. The teams work on a strategic dilemma with a business association or community organization, highlighting the civic engagement aspect of collaborative leadership. Teams devise their own operating procedures, refine (not simply manage) the project, create working relationships with multiple stakeholders, and present a deliverable within the nine-month span of the program ...


Teaching Leaders, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney Sep 2016

Teaching Leaders, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney

Sherry Penney

In an age of instantaneous information sharing and increased interdependence, today’s leaders must learn to work collaboratively, leveraging the strengths, skills, and experiences of those around them, in order to address the challenges they face. The Center for Collaborative Leadership is uniquely situated in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The purpose of the Center’s Emerging Leaders Program is to challenge and inspire the adult participants in the program to act collaboratively, identify and rethink boundaries, build purposeful relationships, and become better leaders and citizens. In this brief, the authors reflect on how this ...


An Examination Of Mentoring Relationships And Leadership Capacity In Resident Assistants, Sherry L. Early Aug 2016

An Examination Of Mentoring Relationships And Leadership Capacity In Resident Assistants, Sherry L. Early

Sherry Early

The leadership capacity of resident assistants can be impacted by many experiences, including involvement in mentoring relationships. The purpose of this study was to examine if and how resident assistants’ leadership capacities are influenced by participating in these relationships. A sample of 6,006 resident assistants was analyzed using data from the 2009 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership. An adapted version of Astin’s Input-Environment-Outcome college impact model was used as the conceptual framework, and the Social Change Model of Leadership was used as the theoretical framework. Overall findings revealed that resident assistants who participated in mentoring relationships exhibited significantly higher ...


Using Data, Conversations And Observations For School Improvement, Kathryn Moyle Aug 2016

Using Data, Conversations And Observations For School Improvement, Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle (consultant)

Conversations and observations about school-based data and individual improvements in classroom practices can form some of the more powerful parts of a school’s overall approach to professional learning deliberately aimed at gaining improvements. The success of such strategies depends on the development of a school culture of trust, and the use of effective communication strategies. In this paper Professor Kathryn Moyle outlines the steps school leadership can take in establishing a basis for conversations and observations, conducting coaching and mentoring conversations and building a culture of trust. The focus in this paper is on the professional learning purposes of ...


Supporting Leadership Preparation In Indonesia, Kathryn Moyle Jul 2016

Supporting Leadership Preparation In Indonesia, Kathryn Moyle

Professor Kathryn Moyle (consultant)

Kathryn Moyle reports on an evaluation of a professional learning program for aspiring school principals in Indonesia.


College Students' Sexual Knowledge And Attitudes, Jean Claude Martin, Jennifer Y. Mak May 2016

College Students' Sexual Knowledge And Attitudes, Jean Claude Martin, Jennifer Y. Mak

Jennifer Y Mak

There is currently a controversy in this country about college students’ perceived sexual knowledge and attitude. The purpose of the study was to identify and examine: 1) students' sexual knowledge, sexual attitude, and students' main source of sexual knowledge; 2) the differences between sociodemographic variables of gender, age, and self-perceived sexual knowledge in relation to sexual knowledge and sexual attitude; and 3) the relationship between sexual knowledge and sexual attitude. Participants were college students (n=201) of a Mid-Atlantic university. The students achieved an average score of 83% on the sexual knowledge test with all (100%) students having either an ...


Transformative Leadership: An Asset-Based Approach To Leadership For Diverse Schools And Learners, Marilyn Sudsberry, Brooke Kandel-Cisco May 2016

Transformative Leadership: An Asset-Based Approach To Leadership For Diverse Schools And Learners, Marilyn Sudsberry, Brooke Kandel-Cisco

Brooke Kandel-Cisco

Traditionally, school leadership has been viewed as emanating from a sole source, the school administrator. This top-down perspective suggests that school leadership lives and dies by the leader's specific skills, mind-set, and preferred activities. This perspective ultimately oversimplifies the difficult work that school administrators must navigate in order to ensure the success of all learners. While there is no doubt that many individual school administrators are empathetic and compassionate educators, unilateral decision-making means that the cultural, linguistic and social lenses utilized to inform decision-making are limited to the perspective of the administrator.

In this chapter we propose that school ...


Chen, C. Y. & Razek, N. A. (2016). Acculturation And Sense Of Belonging-Engagement Patterns For Indian Graduate Students In The United States.Pdf, Chin Yi Chen, Nasser A. Razek Feb 2016

Chen, C. Y. & Razek, N. A. (2016). Acculturation And Sense Of Belonging-Engagement Patterns For Indian Graduate Students In The United States.Pdf, Chin Yi Chen, Nasser A. Razek

Nasser A Razek

Graduate international students often experience cultural, academic, and social changes while transitioning to U.S. educational environments. How can college administrators better support and engage them for increased personal and professional success? Findings from this qualitative study on graduate students from India revealed key themes driving the engagement patterns of international students while navigating acculturation stressors and transition barriers. Data also showed the significance of how adjustment factors affect the nature of
graduate international student engagement. Filling voids in relevant literature, acculturative factors that emerged in the study- including: linguistic, academic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and financial challenges- showed how cultural differences ...


Community Engagement As A Central Activity In New Charter Schools, Brian Beabout, Joseph Boselovic Jan 2016

Community Engagement As A Central Activity In New Charter Schools, Brian Beabout, Joseph Boselovic

Brian R. Beabout

While there is a growing body of literature on community engagement and community organizing as tools for school reform, the primary focus is on improving quality or equity in existing, and predominantly low-income schools. This chapter highlights the creation of two new, intentionally diverse charter schools that were built on a community organizing paradigm during the rapid charter expansion in post-Katrina New Orleans. The stories of the creation of the Morris Jeff Community School and the Homer A. Plessy Community School highlight the significant opportunities and challenges that present themselves in regions where market-based reforms have become popular. These include ...


2016 Before Sdl Conference Narrative For Florida Final, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2015

2016 Before Sdl Conference Narrative For Florida Final, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke


The author will present his perspective and experience on how SDL and Andragogy may complement and contrast with each other.  Focus will be on:  theoretical/practical, historically/currently implementing, strengths/weaknesses, foundational/personally engaging, comparing/contrasting; a case will be made for valuing each (SDL & Andragogy) for enhancing benefit to the constituencies we serve.    


A History Of Andragogy And Its Documents As They Pertain To Adult Basic And Literacy Education, John A. Henschke Edd Dec 2015

A History Of Andragogy And Its Documents As They Pertain To Adult Basic And Literacy Education, John A. Henschke Edd

John A. Henschke

This paper on the History and Philosophy of Andragogy includes items related to andragogy, especially as they apply to adult basic and literacy learners as well as the instructors and educators that facilitate the learning of these adults. Many of these documents as well as the accompanying experience of the author have been discovered and accumulated over a period of 16 years. While this article contains only 70 documents, there are now more than 500 documents covering wider and more extensive andragogical research. These particular documents, though limited to the English language, are arranged chronologically and have been obtained from ...


Life Histories And Leadership Of Two Latino Administratiors, Vonzell Agosto, Angel Hernandez, Heather L. Mcconnell Dec 2015

Life Histories And Leadership Of Two Latino Administratiors, Vonzell Agosto, Angel Hernandez, Heather L. Mcconnell

Vonzell Agosto

The contributions of Latinos/as in school and district-level leadership positions are a potential source of knowledge. This study focuses on two Latino (Puerto Rican) administrators (current and former) who have advanced education and/or educational leadership through their modeling, mentoring, and coaching. Their life histories illustrate how their social and cultural identities were relevant in their advancement through the educational administration pipeline and their leadership to support others to study and work in educational contexts.


Challenges For Novice School Leaders: Facing Today’S Issues In School Administration, Andrea P. Beam, Russell L. Claxton, Samuel J. Smith Dec 2015

Challenges For Novice School Leaders: Facing Today’S Issues In School Administration, Andrea P. Beam, Russell L. Claxton, Samuel J. Smith

Samuel James Smith

Challenges for novice school leaders evolve as information is managed differently and as societal and regulatory expectations change. This study addresses unique challenges faced by practicing principals (n=159) during their first three years of the principalship. It focuses on their perceptions, how perceptions of present novices compare to those of experienced school leaders, and how pre-service programs can better prepare them for these challenges. Findings revealed that two themes shared relatively the same prominence among experienced leaders as they did with novices: navigating politics and gaining a sense of credibility. Experienced leaders expounded more on specific political hurdles with ...


Student Newspaper Funding Issues On Public University Campuses In Ohio: Higher Education Administrators Vs. Student Journalists, Terry L. Hapney Jr. Dec 2015

Student Newspaper Funding Issues On Public University Campuses In Ohio: Higher Education Administrators Vs. Student Journalists, Terry L. Hapney Jr.

Terry L. Hapney Jr., Ph.D.

Cases of college and university administrators using
funding for student publications as a mechanism to attempt
to exercise control over student media arise on a
fairly steady basis (Hapney & Russo, 2013). Occasionally,
this comes in the form of student government associations
that defund student newspapers in retaliation for
reportage. Usually, funding provided by administrators
and student government associations is not a license to
control student newspapers on public university campuses,
in particular (2013). Struggles and conflict between
university administrators and student journalists
over who controls student newspapers in Ohio is evident—
including the issue of funding (Hapney & Lucas,
2014a).

This ...


Putting Physics First: Three Case Studies Of High School Science Department And Course Sequence Reorganization, Douglas B. Larkin Dec 2015

Putting Physics First: Three Case Studies Of High School Science Department And Course Sequence Reorganization, Douglas B. Larkin

Douglas B. Larkin

This article examines the process of shifting to a “Physics First” sequence in science course offerings at the level of the school district in the United States. This curricular sequence reverses the more common U.S. high school sequence of biology/chemistry/physics, and has gained substantial support in the physics education community over the past few decades. Using qualitative case study methodology, the present study focuses on the lessons learned in three school districts that successfully rearranged their course offerings and made physics a ninth grade subject for all of its students. Findings show that in all districts, the ...