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Volume 05, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Dec 1991

Volume 05, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 05, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


The Relationships Between School Personnel Attitudes About At Risk Students, The At Riskness Of The Student Population, And Effort Expended For At Risk Students, Jill Russell, Mary Lickteig, Neal Grandgenett Dec 1991

The Relationships Between School Personnel Attitudes About At Risk Students, The At Riskness Of The Student Population, And Effort Expended For At Risk Students, Jill Russell, Mary Lickteig, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This study was conducted to address: (1) the identification of at risk students; (2) the provision of help appropriate to their needs; and (3) discovery of ways to increase those students' probability of succeeding in school and in life. The study analyzed data generated through the Phi Delta Kappa Study of Students at Risk that involved 22,018 students enrolled in 276 elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. Surveys were gathered from 276 principals and 9,652 teachers. A literature review examines general efforts including ability grouping, promotion/retention, reduction in class size, and pull-out programs, as well as specific ...


A Comparison Of Male And Female Elementary School Principals' Perceived Instructional Leadership Behavior, Carol Lynn Babcock Dec 1991

A Comparison Of Male And Female Elementary School Principals' Perceived Instructional Leadership Behavior, Carol Lynn Babcock

Dissertations

This study investigated and compared the perceptions of male and female elementary school principal's instructional leadership behavior. Perceptions were solicited from elementary school principals who held membership in the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association. The objective of the study was to compare male and female elementary school principal's perceptions of their instructional leadership behavior. The dimensions of instructional leadership compared were: Defining the Mission, Managing the Instructional Program, and Promoting School Climate.

The Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (Hallinger & Murphy, 1985) sought perceptions on the major dimensions of instructional leadership behavior. The survey was mailed to ...


Teacher Retention And Teacher Satisfaction In Lutheran Secondary Schools, Cary L. Stelmachowicz Dec 1991

Teacher Retention And Teacher Satisfaction In Lutheran Secondary Schools, Cary L. Stelmachowicz

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between teacher retention and the nine subscales of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Teacher Satisfaction Survey (Schmitt & Loher, 1986) for teachers in Lutheran secondary schools. Both former and current Lutheran secondary teachers (262) were surveyed to identify sources of satisfaction levels that may induce teachers to leave Lutheran secondary education.

The survey instrument used was the Teacher Satisfaction Survey developed by the NASSP. The survey includes nine subscales of satisfaction: administration, compensation, opportunities for advancement, student responsibility and discipline, curriculum and job tasks, coworkers, parents and community, building and maintenance, and communication. Former teachers were also asked to cite the main reasons they left Lutheran secondary teaching positions.

The data were analyzed for each of the following groups: (a) educational training of the respondent. called (synodically trained) or contracted (nonsynodically trained) teacher; (b) employment status, current or former teacher; (c) years of teaching experience, 0-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-20 years, and over 20 years. The mean scores of the various groups were compared by use of t tests.

The findings indicated that former teachers perceive a significantly lesser degree of satisfaction than did current teachers, particularly in the areas of administration, compensation, and communication. Contracted teachers (nonsynodically trained) also perceived ...


The Relationship Between Dropout And Peer Mentoring In An Adult High School Completion Program, Jo Ann Pastor Dec 1991

The Relationship Between Dropout And Peer Mentoring In An Adult High School Completion Program, Jo Ann Pastor

Dissertations

Adult education encompasses a broad spectrum of institutions and activities which share a universal problem of retaining participants. Dropouts from adult high school completion programs are at a particular disadvantage economically. The literature is inconclusive on the causes of or remedies for program attrition. Although mentoring has been promoted and researched as a component of adult development, its use as a dropout prevention strategy for adult high school completion students is not reported in the literature.

An experimental study was conducted to test the relationship between peer mentoring and the dropout rate in an adult high school completion program. The ...


Reviews: Professional Materials, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Sherry R. Myers, Paul Bright, Jeanne M. Jacobson Nov 1991

Reviews: Professional Materials, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch, Sherry R. Myers, Paul Bright, Jeanne M. Jacobson

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Reviews of the following:

  • Basic Reading Inventory (Jerry L. Johns)
  • Merry Christmas, Amanda and April (Bonnie Pryor)
  • Chicken Man (Michelle Edwards)
  • All the Lights in the Night (Arthur A. Levine)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk (Steven Kellogg)
  • The Swineherd (Hans Christian Andersen)
  • The Worst Person’s Christmas (James Stevenson)
  • That’s Exactly the Way it Wasn’t (James Stevenson)
  • An Auto Mechanic; A Carpenter; A Potter (Douglas Florian)
  • Meredith’s Mother Takes the Train (Deborah Lee Rose)


Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart Nov 1991

Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart

Charles G. Eberly

Determines the school counselors' impact on students' college choice. Design of questionnaire used in the survey; Distribution of time when students planned for college education; Mean ratings of college choice factors by sex and race.


Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart Nov 1991

Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Determines the school counselors' impact on students' college choice. Design of questionnaire used in the survey; Distribution of time when students planned for college education; Mean ratings of college choice factors by sex and race.


What To Consider When Evaluating Staff Development, Thomas R. Guskey, Dennis Sparks Nov 1991

What To Consider When Evaluating Staff Development, Thomas R. Guskey, Dennis Sparks

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

District leaders must look deeper than students' achievement scores and use a multifacted approach to assess the quality of their staff development efforts.


Establishing A Program Of Academic Library Outreach, William Welburn Oct 1991

Establishing A Program Of Academic Library Outreach, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


The Muse: Resources For Faculty And Ta Newsletters, No. 3, Fall 1991 Oct 1991

The Muse: Resources For Faculty And Ta Newsletters, No. 3, Fall 1991

Archives of Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

Celebrating CRISP editors: One faculty development editor views her fellow muses, by Barbara A. Millis

Comic relief

Musings

Cutting out white space with old saws, by Kenneth Zahorski

Book Review of Looking Good in Print by Roger C. Parker

Design review: Clean, simple design enhances West Florida's new Dialogue

Filings ...

Supplement: An outstanding Tutor for teaching assistants, by Laura L.B. Border


Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

A small public liberal arts institution receives word that its accreditation is in jeopardy. Though Littleton State is proud of its strong academic and professional majors and its recent institutional efforts to attack a new market of students, it must now decide the best way to examine its general education requirements or risk losing its accreditation. The case study outlines the process which the college follows in its efforts to maintain accreditation while still preserving its traditions and commitment to academic excellence. The case exemplifies the importance of examining possible internal risks as an institution responds to external pressures to ...


Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In the collegial environment of a mid-sized urban University, faculty and administrators struggle with devising appropriate strategies for developing a set of general education requirements that can meet the multiple needs of a campus with a history of decentralized decision making. While some colleges vie with each other for increased enrollments, other units see general education as an opportunity to reinforce discipline specific goals; in addition, the perception of professional schools influences the ways in which the discussions and decisionmaking process are shaped.


Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In an effort to develop a more effective niche in a highly competitive higher education market, a tradition bound mid-sized private college known for its professional schools decides to overhaul its general education requirements. After formulating a bold curricular proposal, the institution is buffeted by the various demands and needs of campus politics and the inevitable challenges to tradition that such innovations bring. The proposal is subject to the contrary interpretations of policy and institutional history by board, faculty, and administration.


The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1991): Windmills & General Education Reform, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1991): Windmills & General Education Reform, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra Kanter

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Koinonia, Todd S. Voss, Lee Demarais, Kermit Zopfi, Norris Friesen Oct 1991

Koinonia, Todd S. Voss, Lee Demarais, Kermit Zopfi, Norris Friesen

Koinonia

Decision Making int he 90s: The Role of Intuition, Todd S. Voss

ACSD 1991 National Conference Report

Conference Photos & Quotes

The Reflective Christian

CoCCA: The Christian College Activities Index

Position Changes

President's Corner


Attacking Geographic Illiteracy, Chester Smolski Aug 1991

Attacking Geographic Illiteracy, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"It has been clearly demonstrated through numerous surveys that US residents are among the most geographically illiterate people in the world. Whether trying to locate our own country or the Soviet Union on a world map, we score among the lowest of the major industrial nations of the world in such a simple exercise. But the future looks brighter, both in the nation and in Rhode Island, thanks to the efforts of the National Geographic Society.


Comprehension Strategies Of Two Deaf Readers, Sue Livingston Jul 1991

Comprehension Strategies Of Two Deaf Readers, Sue Livingston

Publications and Research

Strategies for reading comprehension used by two deaf college students as they discussed assigned readings with their teacher and classmates are here shown in examples categorized, tallied, and compared. Both were active users of strategies, and their pattern of strategy use was similar: interpreting, questioning, paraphrasing, and integrating were the strategies most used. The student reader who preferred expressing and receiving English-like sign manifested a higher proportion of inaccurate interpretations and paraphrases than did the student reader who preferred receiving and expressing American Sign Language (ASL), primarily because the former was unfamiliar with written linguistic cues and conventions of narrative ...


Changing Mathematics Learning Through Changing Teachers' Thinking, Pamela J. Cooke May 1991

Changing Mathematics Learning Through Changing Teachers' Thinking, Pamela J. Cooke

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

In the context of the goals for reform in mathematics education, as advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this thesis calls for elementary level students to be actively engaged in learning mathematics through the use of hands-on materials and problem solving situations which involve investigation, reasoning, and communication. These mathematical goals are discussed and then related to the more general critical thinking skills of identifying and formulating questions, asking and answering questions, investigating and analyzing data, deducing and judging deductions, inducing and judging inductions, defining terms, and interacting with others. This thesis is based heavily on the ...


Using Mathematics To Teach Calculus, Russell W. Howell May 1991

Using Mathematics To Teach Calculus, Russell W. Howell

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

For the past two years Westmont College has been one of the beta test sites for the calculus reform experiment being conducted at the University of Illinois under the direction of Jerry Uhl. Brown, Porta, and Uhl have created text which is integrated with Mathematica, a very powerful symbol manipulation, graphics, and number crunching software package produced by Wolfram Research, Inc. A preliminary version of this text has just been released [2]. We have used the Illinois materials for an honors course of incoming Freshmen with prior calculus experience. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the curriculum and ...


Can Mathematical Methods Yield Theological Truth?, Jan De Koning May 1991

Can Mathematical Methods Yield Theological Truth?, Jan De Koning

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

This paper discusses the negative impact mathematical methods in theology can have on the church by looking specifically at Arminius and Voetius, Dutch theologians living in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Both Arminius and Voetius used mathematical methodology, although they came to different conclusions. I think their differences were due to their different worldviews, which in turn were fundamentally influenced by their upbringing. Both theologians, however, made the same mistake with their methodology and the church split because of that mistake.


How Has Christian Theology Furthered Mathematics?, Gene B. Chase May 1991

How Has Christian Theology Furthered Mathematics?, Gene B. Chase

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

In revising my Bibliography of Christianity and Mathematics to include material prior to the 20th century, it is difficult to know what to include and what to exclude, since Christian presuppositions informed much scholarship in a vague, cultural sort of way. This paper is a first cut at attempting to narrow down candidates for that Bibliography by looking for specific ways in which Christian theology has furthered mathematics.


Creator's Concept Of Infinity: Implications Of Infinity For Contingence, Bruce A. Hedman May 1991

Creator's Concept Of Infinity: Implications Of Infinity For Contingence, Bruce A. Hedman

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

Georg Cantor (1845-1918) was a devout Lutheran whose explicit Christian beliefs shaped his philosophy of science. Joseph Dauben has traced the impact Cantor's Christian convictions had on the development of transfinite set theory. In this paper I propose to examine how Cantor's transfinite set theory has contributed to an increasingly contingent world view in modern science. The contingence of scientific theories is not just a cautious tentativeness, but arises out of the actual state of the universe itself. The mathematical entities Cantor studied, transfinite numbers, he admitted were fraught with paradoxes. But he believed that they were grounded ...


Reviving The Argument From Design: Detecting Design Through Small Probabilities, William A. Dembski May 1991

Reviving The Argument From Design: Detecting Design Through Small Probabilities, William A. Dembski

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

How small do probabilities of events have to get before we refuse to attribute those events to chance? Smallness of probability is itself not enough since events with extremely small probability occur all the time. But when such events are also prespecified, it becomes difficult to attribute their occurrence to chance. Typically we search for a causal account of how chance was offset. Lacking such a causal story, however, are we still justified in asserting that an extremely improbable prespecified event was not the result of chance? This question is relevant to such diverse areas as prophecy, miracles, parapsychology, gambling ...


Introduction (1991), Robert Brabenec May 1991

Introduction (1991), Robert Brabenec

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

An Eighth Conference on Mathematics from a Christian Perspective


Schedule (1991), Association Of Christians In The Mathematical Sciences May 1991

Schedule (1991), Association Of Christians In The Mathematical Sciences

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

An Eighth Conference on Mathematics from a Christian Perspective


Table Of Contents (1991), Association Of Christians In The Mathematical Sciences May 1991

Table Of Contents (1991), Association Of Christians In The Mathematical Sciences

ACMS Conference Proceedings 1991

An Eighth Conference on Mathematics from a Christian Perspective


Volume 04, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor May 1991

Volume 04, Number 03, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 04, Number 03 of Reaching Through Teaching.


The Teaching Of Arithmetic: The Story Of An Experiment, L. P. Benezet May 1991

The Teaching Of Arithmetic: The Story Of An Experiment, L. P. Benezet

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Reference Connection: Teaching Thinking Skills Within The Library Reference Interview, Cynthia K. Fusco May 1991

The Reference Connection: Teaching Thinking Skills Within The Library Reference Interview, Cynthia K. Fusco

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Library research is a thinking process composed of discrete, identifiable critical and creative thinking skills. These skills may be taught in school libraries as part of the reference interview, a conversation that occurs between librarians and student researchers. In order for this to take place, it is first necessary to understand the political importance of the definitional problems associated with the instructional role of the school librarian, to identify the steps in the research process and their related thinking skills, and to acknowledge the cognitive and affective aspects of the research process. School librarians who wish to include teachings part ...