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Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer Oct 2005

Technology And Teacher Preparation In Exemplary Institutions: 1994 To 2003, Mark J. Hofer

Articles

In a 1994 study commissioned by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Mergendoller, Johnston, Rockman, & Willis (1994) examined four exemplary institutions to identify their approaches to integrating technology into teacher education. A decade later, the field would benefit from a comparison of current approaches of infusing technology into teacher education to the 1994 findings. This study examines the approaches of the first seven teacher education programs to receive the ISTE NETS Distinguished Achievement Award. Current approaches to the process are outlined, including the identification of the key factors impacting their implementation. A comparison of the 1994 and the present study ...


Equity And Technology, Jamel K. Donnor Aug 2005

Equity And Technology, Jamel K. Donnor

School of Education Book Chapters

This new encyclopedia, edited by two professors in the School of Education at Dowling College, focuses on issues and events in educational psychology. Coverage includes the ways in which learners construct knowledge at the different stages of human development, the educational tools used by teachers to teach, and educational politics. The essaylike format prevailing through most of the set appears at first glance better suited to a nonreference work, but the material is exceptionally arranged. There are five thematic sections, within which are 29 chapters with clearly marked subchapters. Each chapter concludes with a list of references. There is also ...


Front Matter & Table Of Contents Aug 2005

Front Matter & Table Of Contents

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

No abstract provided.


Helping Fraternity And Sorority Members Understand Ritual, Mari Ann Callais Aug 2005

Helping Fraternity And Sorority Members Understand Ritual, Mari Ann Callais

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

This study addresses the role of fraternity/sorority rituals in the lives of undergraduate members and is based upon a qualitative study that asked the following question: "Does ritual have an impact on the values and behavior of contemporary sorority women?" Addressing this question requires an understanding of the role ritual ceremonies play in the fraternity/sorority experience. This research primarily examined the impact of ritual ceremonies as it related to individual behavior.


Elements Of Credible Research, Charles G. Eberly Aug 2005

Elements Of Credible Research, Charles G. Eberly

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

The author presents basic concepts of research methods for a non research-focused audience and a rationale for supporting credible research on the college fraternity/sorority experience.


School Of Marine Science Graduate Catalog 2005-2006, College Of William And Mary, School Of Marine Science Aug 2005

School Of Marine Science Graduate Catalog 2005-2006, College Of William And Mary, School Of Marine Science

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Catalog for the Graduate program from the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary for the listed academic year


A Content Analysis Of A Decade Of Fraternity/Sorority Scholarship In Student Affairs Research Journals, William R. Molasso Aug 2005

A Content Analysis Of A Decade Of Fraternity/Sorority Scholarship In Student Affairs Research Journals, William R. Molasso

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

The author used content analysis research methodologies to investigate the discourse on fraternities/sororities in the two primary journals of the student affairs profession, the Journal of College Student Development and the NASPA Journal. In research published in these student affairs journals over the last decade, fraternities/sororities were underrepresented. Additionally, the published research was of insufficient depth, and focused on narrow issues. This content analysis allows us to understand better the nature and scope of fraternity/sorority research in the primary student affairs literature over the last decade.


An Exploratory Study Of The Experiences Of Gay, Lesbian And Bisexual Fraternity And Sorority Members Revisited, Douglas N. Case, Grahaeme A. Hesp, Charles G. Eberly Aug 2005

An Exploratory Study Of The Experiences Of Gay, Lesbian And Bisexual Fraternity And Sorority Members Revisited, Douglas N. Case, Grahaeme A. Hesp, Charles G. Eberly

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

The lead author questioned over 500 self identified gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) fraternity and sorority members to assess their reasons for joining; how their membership affected their sexual identity development and intimate relationships; the degree of homophobia and heterosexism encountered; how sexual orientation affected the quality of their fraternal experiences; and the level of acceptance or rejection they faced. Many respondents were in the early phases of sexual identity development at the time they joined, and most chose to conceal their sexual orientation from their fellow members. This study details the reactions from fellow members, assesses satisfaction with the ...


Editorial: Defining A New Identity Through The Rational And Logical, Grahaeme A. Hesp Aug 2005

Editorial: Defining A New Identity Through The Rational And Logical, Grahaeme A. Hesp

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

No abstract provided.


Racialized Technology: Computers, Commodification, And “Cyber-Race", Jamel K. Donnor Feb 2005

Racialized Technology: Computers, Commodification, And “Cyber-Race", Jamel K. Donnor

School of Education Book Chapters

As different and significant peoples have joined its population, the United States has undergone various conceptions of education – its definition, purpose, content, and pedagogy, in primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities – and education for the twenty-first century will require curricular change. The quest for an inclusive curriculum – and the politics involved in that quest – is the continuing pursuit of a strategem that both acknowledges and utilizes the racially, ethnically, politically, economically, and linguistically diverse groups, along with the dominant majority, in order to support and maintain diversity, tolerance, and, ultimately, community.
The Politics of Curricular Change ...


A Typology Of Tools And Resources That Support Teachers' Learning Online, Judi Harris Feb 2005

A Typology Of Tools And Resources That Support Teachers' Learning Online, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

More than one in every four public schools and two-thirds of all universities in the U.S. offer some sort of distance learning for teachers (Market Data Retrieval, 2004, p. 69). The most frequently cited type of online professional development is the online course, which is provided by schools, districts, regional centers, national organizations, universities, and independent consultants. Classroom Connect’s Connected University offerings for teachers are examples of this popular type of professional learning experience.


Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy Jan 2005

Framing The Role Of Leader: How Community College Presidents Construct Their Leadership, Pamela L. Eddy

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Presidents are one of the most studied of administrative roles, yet little research occurs on understanding how these leaders construct their own leadership. Thus, the question guiding the research reported here concerned how community college presidents cognitively framed their leadership roles. This study involved the interviewing of 9 community college presidents. Findings uncovered 3 themes. The first theme identified how the presidents' underlying mental maps guided decision-making and leadership on campus. The second theme linked the basic cognitive orientation of the presidents with on-going situated cognition in their new work settings. Learning evolved based on environmental factors. The final category ...


Virginia Institute Of Marine Science 2003-2004 Investors' Report, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2005

Virginia Institute Of Marine Science 2003-2004 Investors' Report, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

VIMS Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer Jan 2005

Instructional Uses Of Instant Messaging (Im) During Classroom Lectures, Mabel B. Kinzie, Stephen D. Whitaker, Mark J. Hofer

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Can “Information Age” learners effectively multi-task in the classroom? Can synchronous classroom activities be designed around conceptually related tasks, to encourage deeper processing and greater learning of classroom content? This research was undertaken to begin to address these questions. In this study, we explored the use of instructionally-related instant messaging (IM) discussions during undergraduate university lectures. Over the course of three weeks, students practiced with and then employed hand-held computers for brief, synchronous class discussions in response to assigned questions related to the lectures. Students were observed during these sessions, and students and the instructors were interviewed separately afterwards. The ...


Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan Jan 2005

Digital Moviemaking—The Harmonization Of Technology, Pedagogy And Content, Mark J. Hofer, Kathleen Owings Swan

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Technology integration in K-12 classrooms resembles the “hammer in search of a nail” phenomenon. While increasingly powerful and accessible technology tools certainly offer promising potential to impact teaching and learning, their implementation can often be contrived or incongruent with classroom practice and discipline-specific pedagogy. Digital moviemaking provides a unique opportunity to connect powerful, yet accessible, technology integration with core content and pedagogical practice within specific academic disciplines. This paper explores the digital disconnect between student use of technology in and out of school, the typical problems with integrating technology in K-12 schools, the potential of digital moviemaking, an examination of ...


Is It Worth It? Deciding If Technology Is Worth The Time, Effort, And Money, Judi Harris Jan 2005

Is It Worth It? Deciding If Technology Is Worth The Time, Effort, And Money, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

In this article I offer advice to help you decide which curriculum-based instructional activities to attempt to integrate into classrooms, with which students and when to do so. In making these practical suggestions, I am referring more to what is than what could be. Deciding which uses of education technologies are most worth the additional time, effort and expense doesn’t have to be guesswork. By weighing the learning outcome probabilities of new technology-based strategies against the success of existing pedagogical techniques we can decide, on a case-by-case basis, whether each new learning activity possibility is worth it.


Our Agenda For Technology Integration: It's Time To Choose, Judi Harris Jan 2005

Our Agenda For Technology Integration: It's Time To Choose, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

One of two primary reasons why many—if not most—large-scale technology integration efforts are perceived to have failed is technocentrism and pedagogical dogmatism. In this editorial, I offer thoughts about each of these phenomena and invite you to respond.


School-Based Prereferral Intervention Practices, D. Elizabeth Crockett Jan 2005

School-Based Prereferral Intervention Practices, D. Elizabeth Crockett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Critical Thinking Dispositions Of Arts And Non-Arts Undergraduates, Nancy Ann Lampert Jan 2005

A Comparison Of The Critical Thinking Dispositions Of Arts And Non-Arts Undergraduates, Nancy Ann Lampert

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study investigates the variance in critical thinking dispositions between arts and non-arts undergraduates using quantitative data from the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI), a survey instrument. Data were collected from a sample of 141 undergraduates at a large, urban, public university on the east coast. The population consisted of four groups: freshmen non-arts students, freshmen arts students, junior and senior non-arts students, and junior and senior arts students.;of the four groups which were compared, the junior and senior arts subjects showed the greatest mean total score on the CCTDI. This mean was significantly higher than that of ...


The Development Of Self-Efficacy In The Teaching Of Reading, Peggy B. Mcmaster Jan 2005

The Development Of Self-Efficacy In The Teaching Of Reading, Peggy B. Mcmaster

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Licensed primary teachers (N = 93) in nine schools completed surveys of their self-efficacy beliefs, level of implementation, and the value they placed on the strategies before and after participating in four levels of inservice training in the Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading. The independent variable was the structure of the training teachers received, and the dependent variables were teacher sense of efficacy in general, teacher sense of efficacy for reading, implementation of the reading strategies, and the value of the reading strategies taught. Components of the training for the use of Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading were structured into four ...


Analysis Of Data -Based Decision-Making: The Perceptions And Roles Of Teachers And Administrators, Richard Byron Bishop Jan 2005

Analysis Of Data -Based Decision-Making: The Perceptions And Roles Of Teachers And Administrators, Richard Byron Bishop

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Educators are required by federal and state mandates to use data in order to improve student achievement and teacher performance in public schools. The public's faith in public schools is dependent upon the school organization's ability to respond to the data and to make changes that will improve schools. The perceptions of members of the school organization regarding barriers and facilitative strategies that either hinder or promote the effective use of data, respectively, inherently impact the effective use of data. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of school staff members regarding the use of ...


Defining The Roles And Responsibilities Of Public School Assistant Principals In Virginia, David William Gaston Jan 2005

Defining The Roles And Responsibilities Of Public School Assistant Principals In Virginia, David William Gaston

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The major purpose of this study was to identify and document the responsibilities of current assistant principals in the Commonwealth of Virginia and compare them to those found in the extant literature on the assistant principalship, as well as the responsibilities outlined in the Code of Virginia. Additionally, the responsibilities of current assistant principals were compared to the responsibilities of current principals in Virginia.;A survey instrument adapted from the Maine Principals' Study of 2001 was used to collect data from a random stratified sample of 50 elementary, 50 middle, and 50 high school assistant principals, and 50 elementary, 50 ...


A National Study Of Scientific Talent Development In Singapore, Chwee Geok Quek Jan 2005

A National Study Of Scientific Talent Development In Singapore, Chwee Geok Quek

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Special Education Assistive Technology: A Phenomenological Study Of Building Administrator Knowledge And Practices, Patricia J. Mcmahon Jan 2005

Special Education Assistive Technology: A Phenomenological Study Of Building Administrator Knowledge And Practices, Patricia J. Mcmahon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Predicting The Outcome Of Leadership Identification From A College Student's Experiences, Robert G. Wood Jan 2005

Predicting The Outcome Of Leadership Identification From A College Student's Experiences, Robert G. Wood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Infusing Multicultural Knowledge And Awareness Into A Master's-Level Internship: A Deliberate Psychological Education Approach, Edward P. Cannon Jan 2005

The Effectiveness Of Infusing Multicultural Knowledge And Awareness Into A Master's-Level Internship: A Deliberate Psychological Education Approach, Edward P. Cannon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Tenured Teacher Dismissal For Incompetence And The Law: A Study Of State Legislation And Judicial Decisions, 1983--2003, Marguerita Kalekas Desander Jan 2005

Tenured Teacher Dismissal For Incompetence And The Law: A Study Of State Legislation And Judicial Decisions, 1983--2003, Marguerita Kalekas Desander

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Pilot Study Of The "Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program" With Gifted And Potentially Gifted Learners In Grades 3, 4, And 5, Heather M. French Jan 2005

A Pilot Study Of The "Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program" With Gifted And Potentially Gifted Learners In Grades 3, 4, And 5, Heather M. French

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Student Athletes' Collegial Engagement And Its Effect On Academic Development: A Study Of Division I Student Athletes At A Midwest Research University, Susan Beth Hathaway Jan 2005

Student Athletes' Collegial Engagement And Its Effect On Academic Development: A Study Of Division I Student Athletes At A Midwest Research University, Susan Beth Hathaway

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Undergraduate Greek Membership On Alumni Giving At The College Of William And Mary, Patricia Purish O'Neill Jan 2005

The Impact Of Undergraduate Greek Membership On Alumni Giving At The College Of William And Mary, Patricia Purish O'Neill

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.