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Holiday Card 2013, Jimmy Cheek, University Of Tennessee Knoxville Office Of The Chancellor Dec 2013

Holiday Card 2013, Jimmy Cheek, University Of Tennessee Knoxville Office Of The Chancellor

Chancellor's Communications

No abstract provided.


Factors That Affect The Ability Of Novice Science Teachers To Teach For Nos Understanding, Bennett Alexander Adkinson Dec 2013

Factors That Affect The Ability Of Novice Science Teachers To Teach For Nos Understanding, Bennett Alexander Adkinson

Doctoral Dissertations

Novice science teachers face a multitude of instructional, curricular, and institutional constraints that affect their classroom decisions. Emphases from their teacher training programs interact with and compete against the realities of professional teaching. This qualitative comparative case study attempts to look at the interactions of novice science teachers with the reform-based practice of nature of science (NOS) instruction. Teacher training programs teach their pre-service science teachers about NOS and try to emphasize the importance of NOS understanding on student scientific literacy, but little is known about how science teachers view and approach NOS once they are free from the constraints ...


Insights Into The Beliefs And Practices Of Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teacher Educators: A Naturalistic Inquiry, Linda Ann Arnold Dec 2013

Insights Into The Beliefs And Practices Of Preservice Elementary Mathematics Teacher Educators: A Naturalistic Inquiry, Linda Ann Arnold

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry was to explore and analyze aspects of the reported beliefs and practices of a group of preservice elementary mathematics teacher educators. Until now, researchers have had little understanding of beliefs and practices of teachers in elementary mathematics methods classrooms, despite the fact that teacher educators’ beliefs and practices have profound effects on what happens in thousands of classrooms every day. The qualitative research in this study offered insights with the potential to inform higher educational practice in regard to the preparation of elementary mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher educators. Participants were six professors and ...


Comparing Their Stories: A Narrative Inquiry Of African American Women Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960-1966) And Contemporary Student Activists (2002-2012), Tracia Nikole Cloud Dec 2013

Comparing Their Stories: A Narrative Inquiry Of African American Women Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960-1966) And Contemporary Student Activists (2002-2012), Tracia Nikole Cloud

Doctoral Dissertations

This study is a collection of oral personal experience narratives from four self-identified Black female student activists – two from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) (1960-1966) and two from the contemporary movement (2002-2012). I investigate general aspects of their experiences of being Black, female, students and activists within the context of their communities and educational institutions. My research questions are: 1) What were/are the cultural and historical factors that drove/drive each woman to activism? 2) How did/have women develop(ed) ways of knowing about self and community through activism and education? 3) How do Civil Rights activists ...


Martin Buber's For The Sake Of Heaven: Prophetic Education, Joseph Lee Hall Dec 2013

Martin Buber's For The Sake Of Heaven: Prophetic Education, Joseph Lee Hall

Doctoral Dissertations

The author proposes to examine the ontological and epistemological foundations of Martin Buber’s novel, For the Sake of Heaven, in this philosophical study. He purposes to use what he finds to address questions regarding the ways that educational communities often ignore the underlying ontological narratives that are important to communities. After describing Martin Buber’s idea of dialogical relations, the author explores dialogical relations as a current running through the novel. Using the model of the epistemic commentary, he describes the Hasidic community of the character known as the prophet in the novel. Themes of ontology and epistemology are ...


A Multi-Case Study Of Teens Who Write Outside Of School For Their Own Purposes, Paula Jill Henderson Dec 2013

A Multi-Case Study Of Teens Who Write Outside Of School For Their Own Purposes, Paula Jill Henderson

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to investigate the phenomenon of the teen writer as defined as one who answers readily to the label of writer and who reports writing regularly outside of school for his or her own purposes. The research questions guiding this work are: (1) What do these young people write on their own time and for their own purposes? and (2) Why do young writers choose to write and how do they value and understand their own writing practices? In this multi-case study, seven teenage participants were interviewed twice, invited into any of three focus groups ...


Understanding Contradictions In Teacher-Learner Identity, Digital Video, And Goal-Directed Activity In A Blended Graduate Reading Education Course, Jennifer K. Lubke Dec 2013

Understanding Contradictions In Teacher-Learner Identity, Digital Video, And Goal-Directed Activity In A Blended Graduate Reading Education Course, Jennifer K. Lubke

Doctoral Dissertations

More teachers are experiencing professional development within blended/virtual learning communities, which I consider a fruitful avenue for expansion of new literacies in K-12 classrooms. However, new literacies challenge traditional structures in education even as new rules of corporate-sponsored reform and high-stakes accountability serve to reinforce these structures. Within this context of contradictions, a cohort of teachers from a rural, remote county in the southeast United States participated in a blended learning environment in their final semester of graduate-level coursework in Reading Education. Some of the teacher-learners, whose own attitudes and motivations toward technology were as diverse as the tools ...


Examining The Systemic Effects Of Relational Trust And Network Trustworthiness On School Community: A Multi-Site Case Study Of Three Independent Schools, Stephanie Barnes Ogden Dec 2013

Examining The Systemic Effects Of Relational Trust And Network Trustworthiness On School Community: A Multi-Site Case Study Of Three Independent Schools, Stephanie Barnes Ogden

Doctoral Dissertations

Within the broader context of accountability imposed from beyond our schools, this mixed methods, multi-site case study investigated the development of relational trust and trustworthy relationships as internal accountability structures within three independent schools replicating responsible independence on the scale of the school as trustworthy freedom on the scale of the individual. Interviews, observations, artifacts, sociograms, and surveys were analyzed to identify teacher and administrator perceptions of structures supporting relational trust, accountability to community standards, and sustainable trust-based cultures. Survey data were also analyzed for corresponding evidence of organizational conditions associated with school improvement: teacher orientation to innovation, teacher commitment ...


Decision Utility Of Productivity Indicators At The Campus Level, Ryan Sheffield Otto Dec 2013

Decision Utility Of Productivity Indicators At The Campus Level, Ryan Sheffield Otto

Doctoral Dissertations

In today’s higher education environment, costs are increasing, tuition is increasing, subsidies are decreasing, student attrition is extensive, and global competition is increasing. These and other internal and external factors in higher education have created a mounting interest in productivity indicators, the ratio of outputs divided by inputs (Hanushek, 2007; Harris, 2010; Levin, 1993; Massy, 2011; Massy & Wilger, 1992; NCHEMS, 2010; Vedder, 2004). Leaders in higher education as well as external governing bodies are increasingly using productivity indicators to create systems of transparency and accountability. Despite the increased focus on productivity and productivity indicators, little has been done to assess the ...


Understanding The Student Perspective Of Teacher-Student Engagement In First-Year Studies Courses, Anton R. Reece Dec 2013

Understanding The Student Perspective Of Teacher-Student Engagement In First-Year Studies Courses, Anton R. Reece

Doctoral Dissertations

Higher education institutions continue to seek high impact retention methods to address student attrition, particularly during the first year of college. First-year studies courses represent a major institutional intervention and retention resource designed to help higher education institutions meet the unique academic and social needs of students transitioning from high school to college. Teacher-student engagement is considered to be an essential part of student retention efforts. However, most of the research on teacher-student engagement has focused on pedagogical strategies and the teachers’ perspectives of engagement. What is lacking in the literature are studies of students’ perspectives of classroom engagement. This ...


African American Oral Histories Of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Public Schools During The Early Days Of Desegregation, 1955 – 1967, Lorena B. Whipple Dec 2013

African American Oral Histories Of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Public Schools During The Early Days Of Desegregation, 1955 – 1967, Lorena B. Whipple

Doctoral Dissertations

Many traditional historical texts of the United States are missing the voiced presence of African Americans. Existing historical texts concerning desegregation in the South, and particularly in Tennessee, are missing African Americans’ experienced perspectives during racial desegregation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The intention of this dissertation is to use oral history as a methodology to document the memories of seven African Americans who participated in the racial desegregation of Oak Ridge, Tennessee public schools. Critical race theory is the interpretive lens used to analyze the interviews. The oral historical accounts contained in this study suggest African Americans have a unique ...


Faculty Senate - November 18, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate Nov 2013

Faculty Senate - November 18, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Athletic Committee - November 11, 2013, Faculty Senate Nov 2013

Athletic Committee - November 11, 2013, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - November 4, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Nov 2013

Faculty Senate - November 4, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 4, 2013 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Nov 2013

Faculty Senate - Executive Council November 4, 2013 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Library & Information Technology Committee - November 4, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate Nov 2013

Library & Information Technology Committee - November 4, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - International Sos Slides From October 21, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Faculty Senate - International Sos Slides From October 21, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - October 21, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Faculty Senate - October 21, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Resolution On Romantic Relationships: Proposed For Adoption At October 21, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Faculty Senate - Resolution On Romantic Relationships: Proposed For Adoption At October 21, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate

Senate Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 7, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 7, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 7, 2013 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Faculty Senate - Executive Council October 7, 2013 Meeting Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Executive Council/Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Circle Park News October 2013, College Of Communication And Information Oct 2013

Circle Park News October 2013, College Of Communication And Information

Circle Park News

No abstract provided.


Library & Information Technology Committee - October 1, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate Oct 2013

Library & Information Technology Committee - October 1, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Quarterly Report: First, Second, Third & Fourth Quarters Of Fiscal Year 2013, University Of Tennessee Office Of Research Oct 2013

Quarterly Report: First, Second, Third & Fourth Quarters Of Fiscal Year 2013, University Of Tennessee Office Of Research

Reports

No abstract provided.


Athletic Committee - September 30, 2013, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Athletic Committee - September 30, 2013, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Affairs Committee - September 26, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Faculty Affairs Committee - September 26, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - September 16, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Faculty Senate - September 16, 2013 Agenda, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - September 16, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Faculty Senate - September 16, 2013 Minutes, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Meetings

No abstract provided.


Faculty Senate - Lecture Promition Guidelines: Proposed For Adoption At September 16, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Faculty Senate - Lecture Promition Guidelines: Proposed For Adoption At September 16, 2013 Meeting, Faculty Senate

Senate Resolutions

No abstract provided.


Faculty Affairs Committee - September 6, 2013, Faculty Senate Sep 2013

Faculty Affairs Committee - September 6, 2013, Faculty Senate

Minutes, Senate Committee Meetings

No abstract provided.