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It's A Blessing, Douglas E. Abrams Dec 2008

It's A Blessing, Douglas E. Abrams

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No abstract provided.


Autism Fast Start Checklist, Tina Taylor, Leeann Whiffen Dec 2008

Autism Fast Start Checklist, Tina Taylor, Leeann Whiffen

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This Fast Start Checklist was created to help parents in Utah who are concerned that their child is exhibiting signs of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It serves as a general guideline for obtaining support through the evaluation and initial treatment process and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Early Intervention and school personnel can guide parents to these resources as they collaborate to determine the best route for serving children who exhibit signs of ASD. Parents should be encouraged to not try to do everything on this list, as they are provided as points to consider. This checklist is …


An Exploration Of The Effects Of A Practicum-Based Mathematics Methods Course On The Beliefs Of Elementary Preservice Teachers, Damon L. Bahr, Eula Ewing Monroe Nov 2008

An Exploration Of The Effects Of A Practicum-Based Mathematics Methods Course On The Beliefs Of Elementary Preservice Teachers, Damon L. Bahr, Eula Ewing Monroe

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Effects of a practicum-based elementary mathematics methods course on the beliefs of preservice teachers regarding conceptual knowledge in school mathematics were explored using a pre-post design. The intensity of those beliefs was assessed before and after the methods course using the IMAP Web-Based Beliefs Survey, an instrument constructed by the "Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy" (IMAP) research group at San Diego State University. IMAP Beliefs Survey assesses belief intensity by asking respondents to react to and analyze written and video cases (Ambrose, Clement, Philipp, & Chauvot, 2004; Philipp, Ambrose, Clement, Sowder, Schappelle, Sowder Chauvot, & Thanheiser, 2005). Its use with preservice …


The State Of Balance Between Procedural Knowledge And Conceptual Understanding In Mathematics Teacher Education, Damon L. Bahr, Michael J. Bossé Nov 2008

The State Of Balance Between Procedural Knowledge And Conceptual Understanding In Mathematics Teacher Education, Damon L. Bahr, Michael J. Bossé

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The NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics calls for a balance between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge. This study reports the results of a survey distributed to AMTE members in order to discover the opinions and practices of mathematics teacher educators regarding this balance. The authors conclude that there is wide disparity of views regarding the meaning of the terms "conceptual" and "procedural" as well as the meaning "balance" between the two, in terms of what constitutes mathematics, the learning and teaching of mathematics, and the assessment of mathematical proficiency.


Diversity, Multiculturalism, And Pluralism: A James White Library Bibliography, Terry Dwain Robertson Nov 2008

Diversity, Multiculturalism, And Pluralism: A James White Library Bibliography, Terry Dwain Robertson

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A bibliography of books available in the James White Library addressing issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and pluralism in the disciplines of business, education, political science, religion, and sociology.


Perceptions Of Home Notes: Parental Involvement In Teaching Social Skills, Ryan H. Shatzer, Sue A. Womack, Paul Caldarella, Michael Adams Nov 2008

Perceptions Of Home Notes: Parental Involvement In Teaching Social Skills, Ryan H. Shatzer, Sue A. Womack, Paul Caldarella, Michael Adams

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The purpose of this research was to evaluate the use of a Home Note program as a way to involve parents in teaching and reinforcing social skills as a universal level positive behavior support intervention, and to examine stakeholder perceptions of a Home Note program.


Increasing The Social Involvement Of Withdrawn Adolescents: Effects Of Peer Praise Notes, Julie Nelson, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young Nov 2008

Increasing The Social Involvement Of Withdrawn Adolescents: Effects Of Peer Praise Notes, Julie Nelson, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young

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Research has shown that those students who are socially withdrawn or isolated have difficulty learning appropriate social conduct which places them at risk for difficulties later in life(Oden, 1980; Patterson, Reid, & Dishion,1992).


Can School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Be An Evidence-Based Practice?, K. Richard Young, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, Tyler Renshaw Nov 2008

Can School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Be An Evidence-Based Practice?, K. Richard Young, Paul Caldarella, Lynnette Christensen, Tyler Renshaw

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Our Conclusions: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support is not yet an Evidence-Based Practice; School-Wide Positive Behavior Support can be reconceptualized (outside of the Evidence-Based Practice paradigm) as a “student-support framework”; As a framework, it can employ the Evidence-Based Practice paradigm; This reconceptualization may have real-life implications: setbacks and benefits.


Civility In Schools: An Emerging Paradigm For Behavioral Problems And School Violence, Keely Wilkins, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young Nov 2008

Civility In Schools: An Emerging Paradigm For Behavioral Problems And School Violence, Keely Wilkins, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young

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What is Civility? Modern: courtesy, politeness, consideration, decorum (Hinckley, 2000; Peck, 2002, Ferriss, 2002). Historical: ability to work as a citizen, a sense of membership in a community with its attendant rights and responsibilities (Shulman & Carey, 1984; Boyd, 2006).


An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of The Instructional Methods Used With A Student Response System At A Large University, Charles R. Graham, Larry Seawright, Coral Marie Hanson Oct 2008

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of The Instructional Methods Used With A Student Response System At A Large University, Charles R. Graham, Larry Seawright, Coral Marie Hanson

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This study investigates the adoption of student response systems (SRS) across a large university campus. The study sought to understand how faculty members were using the SRS and what instructional strategies student and faculty found to be most valuable to their learning. The term "helpful" and the concept of "helpfulness" is used in place of "valuable" as it more clearly communicates to students and faculty the concept of how an SRS is of worth to them. Students were generally positive about the helpfulness of the instructional methods professors were using. Students found the ability to receive immediate feedback on their …


Technology And A House Of Learning, Charles R. Graham, Dawn Graham Oct 2008

Technology And A House Of Learning, Charles R. Graham, Dawn Graham

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Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God. Technological innovations over the past decade have had a huge influence on our lives, from the way we communicate and recreate to the way we educate students in the U.S. Technology has even had an impact on our religious lives and on ways we share our beliefs with others.


What Do We Want Them To Want To Do? , Alexander M. Sidorkin Aug 2008

What Do We Want Them To Want To Do? , Alexander M. Sidorkin

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A significant body of research in psychology demonstrates how extrinsic rewards undermine intrinsic motivation of students. The conceptual weakness of the notion of intrinsic motivation makes the research findings at least suspect, and for sure excessively generalized. The research is often used to argue against compensating students for their academic work. It contributed to expansion of false beliefs about the possibility of significant increase of intrinsic learning motivation. These beliefs are grounded in several false assumptions: 1. The assumption of abundant curiosity; or a belief that children are all motivated to learn everything that is offered to them. It is …


Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh Aug 2008

Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh

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Designed as a "beginner's intro" to online life and online learning; themed around 3 questions: what's going on in the digital world?, what's wrong with these kids today (Gen M)?, and what could all of this mean for online teaching and learning at NLU?


College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jul 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

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There has been much discussion in the popular media over the last few years to the effect that there is a “crisis” with regard to men in higher education. There have been several angles in these reports, including arguments suggesting that men are declining in student ranks, or that women are outpacing their male counterparts. In any case, these reports have asked questions about where the men are if not in college; and what will be the consequences of this problem in terms of the workforce, families, or the potential nature and future of higher education. One could easily be …


The Face Of Society, Roger D. Clark, Alex Nunes Jul 2008

The Face Of Society, Roger D. Clark, Alex Nunes

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We have updated Ferree and Hall's (1990) study of the way gender and race are constructed through pictures in introductory sociology textbooks. Ferree and Hall looked at 33 textbooks published between 1982 and 1988. We replicated their study by examining 3,085 illustrations in a sample of 27 textbooks, most of which were published between 2002 and 2006. We found important areas of progress in the presentation of both gender and race as well as significant areas of stasis. The face of society we found depicted in contemporary textbooks was distinctly less likely to be that of a white man, very …


Further Validation Of The Systematic Screening For Behavior Disorders In Middle And Junior High School, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Ben Young Jul 2008

Further Validation Of The Systematic Screening For Behavior Disorders In Middle And Junior High School, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Ben Young

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Our research aim was to examine evidence for the validity of using the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD) in secondary school settings.


The Architecture Of Instructional Theory, Andrew S. Gibbons, Clint P. Rogers Jun 2008

The Architecture Of Instructional Theory, Andrew S. Gibbons, Clint P. Rogers

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This chapter joins a discussion of instructional theory that has been ongoing for nearly a century. It departs in some ways from prior discussions: (1) it considers instructional theory as a species of technological theory rather than as a type of scientific theory, a view expressed more fully elsewhere (Gibbons, 2003a), (2) it adopts the viewpoint articulated in earlier chapters of this book that there are multiple distinct bodies of technological theory that pertain to the work of instructional designers, (3) it attempts to articulate a particular view of the nature of two of those bodies of theory by describing …


A Nonnative Speaker, And Still The Right Person For The Job, Eun-Young Julia Kim Jun 2008

A Nonnative Speaker, And Still The Right Person For The Job, Eun-Young Julia Kim

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I am a nontraditional ESL director. There is no denying that I am a foreigner. No matter how many times I've dyed my hair and tried to adopt an American name to appear more "native," I am just too Asian; an invincible accent, a hard-to-pronounce three-syllable name, dark brown eyes, a body the size of an eighth grader's - all these reveal the invconvenient truth that I am not from "here." At just over 5 feet tall, I am almost indistinguishable from my ESL students.


Making The Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations For The Dissertation, Debra S. Gentry May 2008

Making The Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations For The Dissertation, Debra S. Gentry

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No abstract provided.


Trendspotting And Microtrends In Academic Libraries, Nicole A. Cooke, P. Hawthorne Apr 2008

Trendspotting And Microtrends In Academic Libraries, Nicole A. Cooke, P. Hawthorne

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No abstract provided.


Save The World, Steven J. Hite Apr 2008

Save The World, Steven J. Hite

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Development education, or the use of education as a tool for human capital development, is an intensely interesting and diverse field. First catalyzed by my experiences as a missionary in Apartheid-era South Africa, my conviction is that equitable access to quality educational opportunities is the key to development and, consequently, life advancement for individuals, families, communities, and nations.


School-Based Mentoring: An Effective Intervention With Students At Risk For Ebd, Paul Caldarella, Shauna Valentine, K. Richard Young, Michael Adams Mar 2008

School-Based Mentoring: An Effective Intervention With Students At Risk For Ebd, Paul Caldarella, Shauna Valentine, K. Richard Young, Michael Adams

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EBD Students experience fewer positive outcomes, more frequent removal from class, and less academic instruction than any other group of students with disabilities; Years of academic failure and peer rejection before evaluations and diagnoses are begun. (Lane, Gresham, & O’Shaugnessy, 2002;Jolivette, Stitchter, Nelson, Scott, & Liaupsin, 2000)


Validation Of The Ssbd In Secondary Schools: Student And Parent Correlates, Michael Richardson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, Ellie L. Young Mar 2008

Validation Of The Ssbd In Secondary Schools: Student And Parent Correlates, Michael Richardson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, Ellie L. Young

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Why Screen for Behavior Problems? Screening allows for prevention and early intervention efforts, which reduce the need for more intensive services. One of the most difficult challenges teachers and administrators face is behavior and emotional problems in students.


Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella Mar 2008

Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella

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Socially Withdrawn Students: Students find interactions with withdrawn students to be aversive or less rewarding than interactions with other students (Stormshak, et al., 1999).; Many students avoid interactions with students who have behavioral or emotional disorders (McDowell, 1988; Myerson & Hale, 1984); Students who are socially withdrawn or isolated have difficulty learning appropriate social conduct which places them at risk for difficulties later in life (Oden, 1980; Patterson, Reid, & Dishion,1992); Children who are avoided, neglected, or teased are at high risk for developing behavioral and emotional disorders (Gresham, Macmillan, & Bocian, 1998).


School-Wide Screening And Programs Of Pbs: Informing Universal Interventions, Michelle Marchant, Darlene Anderson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, K. Richard Young, Adam Fisher Mar 2008

School-Wide Screening And Programs Of Pbs: Informing Universal Interventions, Michelle Marchant, Darlene Anderson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, K. Richard Young, Adam Fisher

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School-Wide Intervention Planning: Implications for classroom behavior; Improving social interactions on the playground; Proactive approach to addressing unusual behavior patterns.


Sociocultural Aspects Of Russian-Speaking Parents' Choice Of Language Of Instruction For Their Children In Estonia, Raija Pini Kemppainen, Scott Ellis Ferrin, Steven J. Hite, Sterling C. Hilton Feb 2008

Sociocultural Aspects Of Russian-Speaking Parents' Choice Of Language Of Instruction For Their Children In Estonia, Raija Pini Kemppainen, Scott Ellis Ferrin, Steven J. Hite, Sterling C. Hilton

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In most cases, parents whose native language is not predominant in the area they live in have no opportunity to choose the language for their children's instruction in schools. However, in some areas language minority families have options regarding the language of instruction (e.g., Finns in Sweden and Russians in Estonia). This article focuses on language choice from the viewpoint of these families. Typically, discussions of language of instruction have focuses on integrative issues, such as creating loyal citizens, or instrumental or practical issues, such as education or labor market opportunities (Mtes 2004). Choice, however, may have deeper cultural and …


Open Educational Resources: Enabling Universal Education, David Wiley, Tom Caswell, Shelley Henson, Marion Jensen Feb 2008

Open Educational Resources: Enabling Universal Education, David Wiley, Tom Caswell, Shelley Henson, Marion Jensen

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The role of distance education is shifting. Traditionally distance education was limited in the number of people served because of production, reproduction, and distribution costs. Today, while it still costs the university time and money to produce a course, technology has made it such that reproduction costs are almost non-existent. This shift has significant implications, and allows distance educators to play an important role in the fulfillment of the promise of the right to universal education. At little or no cost, universities can make their content available to millions. This content has the potential to substantially improve the quality of …


Evaluating Your Educational Program For Students With Autism, Tina Taylor Feb 2008

Evaluating Your Educational Program For Students With Autism, Tina Taylor

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How do you decide what critical educational features need to be included in your service to students with autism? In the November issue of The Utah Special Educator, Cathy Longstroth (p. 75-76) outlined several characteristics of effective educational programs for students with autism. These recommendations are based upon substantial research evidence from the professional literature. You may wonder why you should design your educational programs with research in mind, when you already know "what works" for your students. On the other hand, many students with autism are hard to figure out and you may not be sure "what works" for …


Breaking The Cycle Of Racism In The Classroom: Critical Race Reflections From Future Teachers Of Color, Rita Kohli Jan 2008

Breaking The Cycle Of Racism In The Classroom: Critical Race Reflections From Future Teachers Of Color, Rita Kohli

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No abstract provided.


Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison Jan 2008

Int 100 Winter 2008, Rob Morrison

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No abstract provided.