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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 04 - December 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 04 - December 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 04 - December 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 04 - December 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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Curriculum Unit: Developing Morals And Critical And Creative Thinking Skills Through The Novel: Number The Stars By Lois Lowry, Tracy O'Brien Dec 1998

Curriculum Unit: Developing Morals And Critical And Creative Thinking Skills Through The Novel: Number The Stars By Lois Lowry, Tracy O'Brien

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Moral education is needed in the public schools for many reasons. Violent crimes and dishonesty are rampant throughout the younger generation. David Purpel (1989), a major educator in the field of moral education, believes that we are in a cultural, political, and moral crisis and hence an educational crisis. He states that it is imperative that we confront the nature of this crisis. Purpel's major assertion is the critical importance of educators' broad responsibility for the state of the culture as it relates to their specific responsibility for the quality of the "educational program" (1989, 2). Teaching moral education ...


University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 03 - November 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 03 - November 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 03 - November 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 03 - November 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 02 - October 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 02 - October 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 02 - October 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 02 - October 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 01 - September 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 01 - September 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 01 - September 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 03, No. 01 - September 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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Three Theories Of Development: A Comparison Of Dewey, Kohlberg, And Noddings' Models Of Moral Growth, Mark J. Connerty Jun 1998

Three Theories Of Development: A Comparison Of Dewey, Kohlberg, And Noddings' Models Of Moral Growth, Mark J. Connerty

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper will compare the moral theories developed by John Dewey, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Nel Noddings to discern places of agreement and areas of dispute. The paper will also examine the most consequential ethical formulations of the three thinkers. For Dewey it is his conception of conscientiousness. For Kohlberg it is the idea of justice. Lastly, for Noddings it is the virtue of empathy found in the caring response. These conceptions are the foundations of their moral ideas. They color their thoughts on such related topics as the objective versus subjective nature of morality, the role of the rational and ...


University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 09 - May 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston May 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 09 - May 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 09 - May 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston May 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 09 - May 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 08 - April 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 08 - April 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 08 - April 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 08 - April 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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Governing Massachusetts Public Schools: Assessing The 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act, John Portz Mar 1998

Governing Massachusetts Public Schools: Assessing The 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Act, John Portz

New England Journal of Public Policy

The Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 created a number of important changes in public education. In the area of local governance, the act was guided by a corporate model in which authority and responsibilities were reallocated among school committees, superintendents, principals, and newly created school councils. School committees in particular assumed a policymaking role, and superintendents became the chief executive officers of their school districts. This article, based on responses to a mail survey, is an early assessment of the act's governance changes. Superintendents are most satisfied with their role, especially their authority over principals and teachers. School ...


University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 07 - March 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Mar 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 07 - March 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 07 - March 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Mar 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 07 - March 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 06 - February 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Feb 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 06 - February 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 06 - February 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Feb 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 06 - February 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 05 - January 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 05 - January 1998, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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Women's Studies At Umass Boston: Celebrates 25 Years 1973-1998, Sherry H. Penney, Jean Mcmahon Humez, Women's Studies Program, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1998

Women's Studies At Umass Boston: Celebrates 25 Years 1973-1998, Sherry H. Penney, Jean Mcmahon Humez, Women's Studies Program, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty Publication Series

What follows is an impressionistic overview of our program's first twenty five years, derived in part from our archives and in part from our collective recollections, and written by the current program director. As with any celebratory institutional history, it makes no claim to objectivity. Our aim is to look back at the main lines of our growth and development, and in so doing to acknowledge many of the individuals who have contributed to the building of the program over time.

We gratefully acknowledge the work of our first archivist, UMass Women's Studies / Sociology graduate dian fitzpatrick who ...


University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 05 - January 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jan 1998

University Reporter - Vol. 02, No. 05 - January 1998 - Calendar Of Events, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1996-2009, University Reporter

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Project Mime: Reshaping Mathematics Education In Secondary Schools, Joseph A. Meyinsse Jan 1998

Project Mime: Reshaping Mathematics Education In Secondary Schools, Joseph A. Meyinsse

Trotter Review

For a number of years the movement to reform the content and processes of mathematics education has gained momentum. At this time the consensus of professional thought based on student performance is that the old methods of teaching based on performance objectives have failed. As a result, these must be replaced from kindergarten through college by methods which emphasize hands-on activities and thereby actively involve the learner in the educational process and which promote the development of higher order cognitive skills. It is also the consensus that this process will develop students who are mathematically and scientifically literate and who ...


Faculty Diversity: Effective Strategies For The Recruitment And Retention Of Faculty Of Color, Sheila T. Gregory Jan 1998

Faculty Diversity: Effective Strategies For The Recruitment And Retention Of Faculty Of Color, Sheila T. Gregory

Trotter Review

By the year 2000 one-third or more of the nation's population will be composed of African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Asians, and other minority and immigrant groups. It is expected that two-thirds of the nation's aging professorate will have to be replaced by the year 2000, and in the next century or two, women and minorities will out number non-minority men across the board. Unless more effective methods of recruitment and retention arc developed, few persons of color will be likely to assume faculty positions in American colleges and universities.


Preparing White Undergraduate Pre-Service Teachers To Teach African-American Students: What Does It Take?, Frances Y. Lowden Jan 1998

Preparing White Undergraduate Pre-Service Teachers To Teach African-American Students: What Does It Take?, Frances Y. Lowden

Trotter Review

A strong appreciation and knowledge of diverse cultures is vital in delivering what the Association for Childhood Education International position paper identifies as the curricular areas that should be addressed in a preparation program for teachers of young children. Thus, undergraduates must develop: 1) an acquaintance with great music, art and literature, 2) a knowledge of health, safety and nutrition, 3) an understanding of the physical and biological aspects of the world and the universe 4) a knowledge of mathematical concepts 5) an ability to read with comprehension, then to analyze, interpret, and judge a wide range of written material ...


The Implementation Of Radical Constructivism Within The Urban Mathematics Classroom, Randy Lattimore Jan 1998

The Implementation Of Radical Constructivism Within The Urban Mathematics Classroom, Randy Lattimore

Trotter Review

One of the most serious problems in mathematics education continues to be the dismal statewide mathematics proficiency test performance of African-American students in urban schools. It has been argued that one of the best ways to improve performance is by connecting the pedagogy of mathematics to the lives and experiences of these students. Although many theories have been implemented in the urban mathematics classroom to assist African-American students in developing and increasing conceptual understanding, members of the urban mathematics education community should take a closer, more serious look at the implementation of radical constructivism within urban mathematics classrooms.

A number ...


Obstacles Facing New African-American Faculty At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Keith Mcelroy Jan 1998

Obstacles Facing New African-American Faculty At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Keith Mcelroy

Trotter Review

Many African-Americans beginning their first faculty appointment at predominantly white colleges and universities may be in for a surprise. They may be under the illusion that engaging in good publishing, good teaching, and to a lesser degree, good service will ensure their advancement to tenure. Although many authors have explained in detail the consequences of not publishing, few have focused on the obstacles involved in obtaining good teaching evaluations. In many instances, African-American faculty may find their teaching evaluations are based on students' personal opinions rather than on the professors' pedagogical approaches.

This essay will examine some of the obstacles ...


Let's Get It Started: Teaching Teachers How To Implement A Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Jamal A. Cooks Jan 1998

Let's Get It Started: Teaching Teachers How To Implement A Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Jamal A. Cooks

Trotter Review

In today's American schools, many teachers are faced with the problem of keeping African-American students engaged in the lessons taught in pre-K-12 classrooms, a problem which at times leads to low academic performance. According to data presented in the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress, 48% and 66% of African-American students scored below the basic competency level in reading and mathematics respectively. With many African-American students being labelled "not proficient" in some academic content areas, a growing achievement gap exists between African-American and European-American students. This gap contributes to fewer African-Americans 1) gaining access to institutions of higher education ...


African-American Enrollment And Retention In Higher Education: An Application Of Game Theory, Kofi Lomotey, Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Thresa A. Nelson-Brown, Shariba Rivers Kyles Jan 1998

African-American Enrollment And Retention In Higher Education: An Application Of Game Theory, Kofi Lomotey, Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Thresa A. Nelson-Brown, Shariba Rivers Kyles

Trotter Review

This study is a qualitative analysis of perceptions of institutional commitment to the enrollment and retention of African-American students at one institution. The study, which was funded by the Spencer Foundation, was conducted at Oberlin College and is based on 31 interviews of students, faculty, administrators, and staff. At many predominantly white campuses, low enrollment and poor retention of African-American students is a present and escalating problem. However, Oberlin College has unusually high enrollment and retention rates for African-American students. We wanted to explore the possible reasons for this uniqueness. We relate our findings to the process of constructing theories ...


African-American Female College Presidents And Leadership Styles, Runae Edwards Wilson Jan 1998

African-American Female College Presidents And Leadership Styles, Runae Edwards Wilson

Trotter Review

The leadership characteristics of African-American female college and university presidents have rarely been studied. The lack of research in this area is due, in part, to the absence of African-American females in leadership positions at four year higher education institutions. A contributing factor to the shortage of African-American female top level administrators is the "double whammy," or belonging to two groups that are discriminated against, African-Americans and females. The wage gap, institutional kinship, the old boy system, and role prejudice (a preconceived preference for specific behavior by the visibly identifiable group) are factors that have proved prohibitive to the ascension ...