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When Teaching Sports, Teach Citizenship As Well, Douglas E. Abrams Dec 2006

When Teaching Sports, Teach Citizenship As Well, Douglas E. Abrams

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bias And The Teachable Moment: Revisiting A Teacher Narrative, Darren Crovitz Dec 2006

Bias And The Teachable Moment: Revisiting A Teacher Narrative, Darren Crovitz

Faculty Publications

Such responsibility may be vital for English teachers, especially, as we strive to establish communities of writers and spaces for critical thinking and conversation. When I sat down to write about this experience, I saw it as an opportunity to discuss a taboo situation and its positive aftermath, with the aim of demonstrating how it might be possible to use such events as points of departure in creating engaging writing assignments.


Culturally Adapted Mental Health Interventions: A Meta-Analytic Review, Timothy B. Smith, Derek Griner Dec 2006

Culturally Adapted Mental Health Interventions: A Meta-Analytic Review, Timothy B. Smith, Derek Griner

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There is a pressing need to enhance the availability and quality of mental health services provided to persons from historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups. Many previous authors have advocated that traditional mental health treatments be modified to better match clients? cultural contexts. Numerous studies evaluating culturally adapted interventions have appeared, and the present study used meta-analytic methodology to summarize these data. Across 76 studies the resulting random effects weighted average effect size was d = .45, indicating a moderately strong benefit of culturally adapted interventions. Interventions targeted to a specific cultural group were four times more effective than interventions provided ...


Positive Behavior Support And Perceptions Of School Quality: An Empirical Study, Hilda Sabbah, Lynnette Christensen, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Adrian Juchau, Michelle Marchant, K. Richard Young Nov 2006

Positive Behavior Support And Perceptions Of School Quality: An Empirical Study, Hilda Sabbah, Lynnette Christensen, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Adrian Juchau, Michelle Marchant, K. Richard Young

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Purpose of the BYU-Positive Behavior Support Initiative…to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the issues that facilitate, sustain and nurture the emotional, social and moral development of youth by designing, implementing and evaluating school-wide positive behavior support.


The Effects Of The Strong Kids Curriculum On Students At-Risk For Internalizing Behavior Disorders, Marenda Brown, Michelle Marchant, Paul Caldarella, Hilda Sabbah, Michael Adams Nov 2006

The Effects Of The Strong Kids Curriculum On Students At-Risk For Internalizing Behavior Disorders, Marenda Brown, Michelle Marchant, Paul Caldarella, Hilda Sabbah, Michael Adams

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Advantage of Deveoping Social/Emotional Skills in Schools: School is a context that is accessible to children and youth. Schools provide an environment rich in opportunities for social and emotional development (Miller et al., 1998). Classroom experiences are made up of social and emotional interactions (Elksnin & Elksnin, 2006). Children typically feel comfortable in the school setting (Roeser, 2001).


Achieving Balance In Graduate Programs: Negotiating Best Practices, Dawn Latta Kirby Oct 2006

Achieving Balance In Graduate Programs: Negotiating Best Practices, Dawn Latta Kirby

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The narrative introduction to the graduate catalogue at the state university where I work probably reads pretty much like the one at your college or university. The program of study for the masters degree specifies that inservice graduate students are to engage in an extensive study of content- related literature, theory, and research. Despite the rhetoric of graduate catalogs, teachers who enter graduate school programs begin their advanced studies, expecting- and sometimes vociferously demanding- coursework that will provide them with a practical framework for teaching English language arts in secondary schools. Their interest in studying theory and research is often ...


Are Educational Leadership Candidates Prepared To Address Diversity Issues In Schools?, Tak C. Chan Oct 2006

Are Educational Leadership Candidates Prepared To Address Diversity Issues In Schools?, Tak C. Chan

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: Standard 4 of the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC) Standards addresses school diversity issues and specifies requirements that all educational leadership programs need to meet. In response, all educational leadership programs in Georgia referenced ELCC Standards and have worked to foster diversity as a priority in their programs. The faculty has been given guidelines to respond to diversity issues by implementing a variety of constructive strategies. For all that the faculty has done to foster diversity in the educational leadership programs, do program candidates get the message? Most of the literature on leadership diversity is focused on the significance and ...


Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education, David Wiley Oct 2006

Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education, David Wiley

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With the growth of open source software and other related trends, a culture of openness is advancing from the edges of society to the core of academic culture. In this article I provide an overview of how the expansion of open source software in culture at large has affected the world of education, describe how the greater use of open source software in education has unfolded hand-in-hand with the development of open course content and open access research, and argue that this more comprehensive shift towards "openness" in academic practice is not only a positive trend, but a necessary one ...


Tips For Working With Children And Youth With Disabilities, Mary Anne Prater Oct 2006

Tips For Working With Children And Youth With Disabilities, Mary Anne Prater

Faculty Publications

The following is adapted from a presentation at the 2006 BYU Women's Conference by Mary Anne Prater, PhD, chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education. All children deserve to learn. Children with disabilities have needs as well as different learning styles that parents and teachers need to be aware of. When we understand what each student needs and how we can provide a positive learning environment, we can facilitate all children's learning and growth.


Intervening To Help Children With Behavioral And Emotional Problems, Elvin Gabriel, Sheryl A. Gregory Oct 2006

Intervening To Help Children With Behavioral And Emotional Problems, Elvin Gabriel, Sheryl A. Gregory

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No abstract provided.


Including Ethics In The Study Of Educational Leadership, Charles Bowen, Harriet Bessette, T. C. Chan Sep 2006

Including Ethics In The Study Of Educational Leadership, Charles Bowen, Harriet Bessette, T. C. Chan

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This article offers reasons why ethics should be included within leadership preparation and suggestions for infusing it in leadership education classes. The authors argue that a framework of making ethical decisions, overviews of codes of conduct, and examinations of case studies of ethical and unethical behaviors become intentional components of leadership education curricula.


Reflections From The Introduction Of Blogs And Rss Feeds Into A Preservice Instructional Technology Course, Bruce Gabbitas, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West, Geoffrey Wright Aug 2006

Reflections From The Introduction Of Blogs And Rss Feeds Into A Preservice Instructional Technology Course, Bruce Gabbitas, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West, Geoffrey Wright

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In this paper we report our experiences using blogs and RSS technology to teach over 800 preservice students in an introductory instructional technology course over the course of three semesters. Our main purpose for using blogs and RSS feeds was to promote critical reflection, student collaboration, and professional development. Through focus group interviews and class surveys, we discovered both effective and ineffective methods for integrating blogs and RSS feeds into a course. This paper will reflect on these findings and provide practical ideas for overcoming the challenges we faced in implementing blogs and RSS feeds as effective teaching and learning ...


School-Wide Screening For Secondary Students With Behavioral And Emotional Concerns, Ellie L. Young, K. Richard Young, Paul Caldarella Aug 2006

School-Wide Screening For Secondary Students With Behavioral And Emotional Concerns, Ellie L. Young, K. Richard Young, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

This study examined the reliability and validity of using an adaptation of a teacher nomination and rating system, the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD), to identify secondary age students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.


Testing The Test: Item Response Curves And Test Quality, Gary A. Morris, Lee Branum-Martin, Nathan Harshman, Stephen D. Baxter, Eric Mazur, Suvendra Dutta, Taha Mzoughi, Veronica Mccauley May 2006

Testing The Test: Item Response Curves And Test Quality, Gary A. Morris, Lee Branum-Martin, Nathan Harshman, Stephen D. Baxter, Eric Mazur, Suvendra Dutta, Taha Mzoughi, Veronica Mccauley

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We present a simple technique for evaluating multiple-choice questions and their answers beyond the usual measures of difficulty and the effectiveness of distractors. The technique involves the construction and qualitative consideration of item response curves and is based on item response theory from the field of education measurement. To demonstrate the technique, we apply item response curve analysis to three questions from the Force Concept Inventory. Item response curve analysis allows us to characterize qualitatively whether these questions are efficient, where efficient is defined in terms of the construction, performance, and discrimination of a question and its answer choices. This ...


Engaging Physics Students Using Environmental Lab Modules, John M. Pratte May 2006

Engaging Physics Students Using Environmental Lab Modules, John M. Pratte

Faculty Publications

Discusses multi-week activity modules that use civic engagement to increase student interest and learning in physics. Components of the modules; Activities included in the modules; Assessment of student learning and interest using the modules.


Portrayal Of Disabilities In Caldecott Books, Tina Taylor, Mary Anne Prater, Jennifer Jenson May 2006

Portrayal Of Disabilities In Caldecott Books, Tina Taylor, Mary Anne Prater, Jennifer Jenson

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The authors read all of the books that received Caldecott Medal and Honor status awarded between 1938 and 2005 and found that 11 included a character with a disability. For each book, they analyzed characterizations of those with disabilities and generated tips for using the book to teach about disabilities. They argue that accurate portrayals of characters with disabilities, particularly the types of disabilities encountered most frequently by young children, are needed in award-winning picture books.


Peaceable Schools Mentoring: A Pilot Study, Jennifer Smith, Michelle Marchant, Laura Cummings, Shauna Valentine, Janet Young, Paul Caldarella Apr 2006

Peaceable Schools Mentoring: A Pilot Study, Jennifer Smith, Michelle Marchant, Laura Cummings, Shauna Valentine, Janet Young, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

Peaceable Schools, a project of the Department of Education at BYU, is an organization that seeks to help schools make data-based decisions regarding school-wide and individual interventions for their students. Mentoring has caught the eye of Peaceable Schools because research is still in its infancy and the popularity of implementing mentoring programs is growing steadily. One of Peaceable Schools' current research questions is "What are the effects of mentoring on the social and emotional behaviors of students at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders?"


Effects Of Positive Behavior Support On Perceptions Of School Quality, Hilda Sabbah, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Ben Young Apr 2006

Effects Of Positive Behavior Support On Perceptions Of School Quality, Hilda Sabbah, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Ben Young

Faculty Publications

Indicators of School Quality (ISQ) is a comprehensive survey system for school administrators to evaluate and monitor school improvement and accreditation efforts.


Peaceable Schools: Bringing Positive Behavior Support Into Utah Public Education, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young Apr 2006

Peaceable Schools: Bringing Positive Behavior Support Into Utah Public Education, Paul Caldarella, K. Richard Young

Faculty Publications

This symposium highlights Peaceable Schools, a University-Public School Partnership currently underway in Utah County. Peaceable Schools is a prevention and intervention model for public schools K-12. This project uses Positive Behavior Support principles, which are based on the application of applied behavior analysis, focusing on the promotion of pro-social skills in the public schools. Peaceable Schools uses a positive teaching model to school-based discipline. It attempts to create and build a school culture that communicates explicit, positive expectations for students through posting school rules and consistently promoting positive behavior, rather than reacting in a punitive manner to students’ inappropriate behaviors.


Multigenre-Multigendered Research Papers, Mary E. Styslinger Mar 2006

Multigenre-Multigendered Research Papers, Mary E. Styslinger

Faculty Publications

Mary E. Styslinger asked high school seniors to explore genre and gender in a nontraditional research project. She then “sought to discover more about what students knew and how students’ knowing was represented.” Her analysis reveals that the multigenre paper can be a powerful form that allows for complexity, questioning, and the development of personal voice.


School-Wide Screening For Students With Behavioral And Emotional Concerns, Paul Caldarella, Ellie L. Young, Michael Richardson, Ben Young, K. Richard Young Mar 2006

School-Wide Screening For Students With Behavioral And Emotional Concerns, Paul Caldarella, Ellie L. Young, Michael Richardson, Ben Young, K. Richard Young

Faculty Publications

This study examined the reliability and validity of using an adaptation of a teacher nomination and rating system, the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD), to identify secondary age students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.


U.S. And Romanian Executive Mba Students: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David E. Gundersen, Marcel Duhaneanu Jan 2006

U.S. And Romanian Executive Mba Students: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David E. Gundersen, Marcel Duhaneanu

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Currently, there are over 260 EMBA programs worldwide with approximately 180 programs resident in the United States. The number of programs available for EMBA students has increased competition for those students. One characteristic of this increased competition between EMBA programs is the addition of global initiatives to expose students to other cultures. Part of this global initiative has resulted in alliances and the establishment of working relationships between educational institutions. To facilitate and enhance the learning experience while in an EMBA program these alliances should consider the impact culture plays in shaping student expectations. This paper addresses the question of ...


Naming Racism: A Conceptual Look At Internalized Racism In Us Schools, Rita Kohli, R.N. Johnson, L H. Perez Jan 2006

Naming Racism: A Conceptual Look At Internalized Racism In Us Schools, Rita Kohli, R.N. Johnson, L H. Perez

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No abstract provided.


Journey To The Center Of The Core: Computers And The Internet In The Core Curriculum, Jorge Pérez, Meg C. Murray Jan 2006

Journey To The Center Of The Core: Computers And The Internet In The Core Curriculum, Jorge Pérez, Meg C. Murray

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Computers, digitalization and the Internet have transformed modern society. Commerce, education, communication and socialization will never be the same. Surprisingly, many universities do not require a computing course in the core curriculum. Critical information technology (IT) competencies are often taken for granted, to the detriment of students who lack computing and Internet skills. This paper describes an initiative undertaken by a computer science and information systems department to assess and remediate IT skills needed by all university students, regardless of major. The project is evolving along several dimensions: identification of discipline-independent IT competencies, assessment of IT skills among current and ...


Student Perceptions Of Diversity Issues In It, Amy B. Woszczynski, Martha Myers, Janette Moody Jan 2006

Student Perceptions Of Diversity Issues In It, Amy B. Woszczynski, Martha Myers, Janette Moody

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This study examines student perceptions regarding the desirability of diversity in the IT workplace. Several diversity variables were included: age, disability status, ethnicity, and gender. Participants included upper division students with declared majors in IT fields, as well as upper division students enrolled in an Accounting Information Systems course. We analyzed their perceptions in relation to diversity, along with distinguishing factors influencing the choice of IT as a career. We administered the Diversity Perceptions Inventory (DPI) to 162 undergraduate students from three institutions. Using multivariate analysis of variance, we found no significant differences in a number of areas: gender, age ...


Faculty Attitudes Toward International Education: A Campus Experience, Susan Carley, Sutham Cheurprakobkit, Daniel Paracka Jan 2006

Faculty Attitudes Toward International Education: A Campus Experience, Susan Carley, Sutham Cheurprakobkit, Daniel Paracka

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Because of the important role of the faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development, a crucial component in internationalizing the campus is the internationalization of the faculty itself. Despite the important role played by faculty, little is known about their current support for and interest in internationalization, and available information is largely qualitative and anecdotal. To learn more about faculty views, the authors conducted an empirical study on faculty attitudes about international learning, perceptions of institutional support, perceived benefits of international learning, and the impact of demographic factors and prior international experience on faculty perceptions. Policy implications ...


Professional Development Of Efl Teachers In Mexico: Examining Cross-Cultural And Global Linkages, Influences, And Outcomes, Robert A. Devillar, Binbin Jiang Jan 2006

Professional Development Of Efl Teachers In Mexico: Examining Cross-Cultural And Global Linkages, Influences, And Outcomes, Robert A. Devillar, Binbin Jiang

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During the past twenty years, the paradigm of professional development in U.S. education has shifted from an analyitco-incremental model to an integrative-systematic model. The integrative-systematic model focuses on the whole-scale improvement of general student performance through the articulation, implementation, and assessment of standards that apply to teachers and teacher preparation institutions as well as to students. This article addresses the basis for this paradigm shift in the U.S. and the global expansion of the professional development mandate. The authors describe the first phase of a three-year, cross-cultural professional development program involving English-as-a-Foreign Language (EFL) teachers at a private ...


Under Pressure: Controlling Factors Faced By Classroom Literacy Teachers As They Work Through A Professional Development Program, Faith H. Wallace Jan 2006

Under Pressure: Controlling Factors Faced By Classroom Literacy Teachers As They Work Through A Professional Development Program, Faith H. Wallace

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This critical constructivist inquiry was designed to understand controlling factors faced by classroom literacy teachers involved in a professional development program. Two guiding questions framed this critical inquiry: (1) how can I describe controlling factors faced by teachers in their respective school cultures and (2) what is the resultant impact of these controlling factors on the teachers' classroom instruction. Findings indicated that participants felt pressure to conform to a particular school philosophy, but empowered themselves by solidifying their own philosophies of instruction.


The New Slavery, Or Chrysalization Of Class, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jan 2006

The New Slavery, Or Chrysalization Of Class, Alexander M. Sidorkin

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This paper shows that emergence of modern childhood can be explained by a need to secure unpaid labor of school-aged children by means of extra-economic coercion. The pre-modern Europe needed to compel a growing segment of population to participate in unpaid work of schooling. The task was accomplished by creating a group with limited rights, and by convincing everyone that the labor of schooling is actually a kind of service provided to children. Ultimately, the modern conception of childhood was born of power relations formed by economic necessity. To support the claim, I rely mainly on Philippe Aries's account ...


Taking A Closer Look At Measurement – Using Teacher Read Alouds Of Nonfiction To Develop Students’ Measurement Sense, Elana Joram, Faith Garcia Jan 2006

Taking A Closer Look At Measurement – Using Teacher Read Alouds Of Nonfiction To Develop Students’ Measurement Sense, Elana Joram, Faith Garcia

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Many students think of measurement as a set of procedures, for example, lining up a ruler with an object, and stating the number on the ruler that corresponds with one end of the object. This may be one reason that measurement is typically one of the weakest areas of mathematical achievement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (Struchens, Martin, & Kenney, 2003). To combat students’ weaknesses in measurement, we suggest that in the early grades they need to develop a feel for standard measurement units, such as inches and feet, and become familiar with real world referents that correspond to those units in magnitude (Joram, 2003; Joram, Gabriele, Gelman & Subrhamanyam, 2005). Hope (1989) notes that developing knowledge of a wide variety of everyday referents for measurements (e.g., doorways are about 2 meters in height) is foundational to number sense in the arena of measurement, or ...