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Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood 2010 Fort Hays State University

Kolb’S Experiential Learning As A Critical Frame For Reflective Practice, Elizabeth Turesky, Diane Wood

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

David Kolb’s conception of experiential learning has informed wide-ranging studies and practices in education, business, organizational development, and leadership studies for over two decades now. His work has guided the work of trainers, teachers, and scholars, affording significant insights into both individual and organizational learning. Because deep and sustained change in human settings requires that people learn, Kolb’s penetrating analysis of the complexities involved in human learning has provided clues about the notorious difficulties surrounding change in both individuals and organizations. In an era where the newest ideas tend to have special cache, Kolb’s work has had ...


Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll 2010 Fort Hays State University

Language And Care: Tensions For Japanese Teachers And Foreign Students In Japanese Schools, Mito Takeuchi, Francis Godwyll

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Current Japanese schools have maintained the homogeneous discourse, based on the majority, ethnic Japanese, embedded in the national curriculum. In addition to the homogeneous discourse, Tsuneyoshi (2003) argues that Japanese schools have an educational philosophy of egalitarianism, asserting that “all children are treated the same.” Egalitarianism in schools refers to working to provide the same materials for all students, teaching all at the same pace, and, frequently not offering additional support for particular students (Gordon, 2006). In other words, students need to share a high level of commonalities, such as a common language, a shared belief system and behavioral norms ...


Leadership In Tunisian Higher Education From The Perspective Of The Efqm Excellence Model, Raoudha Kammoun, Omar Ben-Ayed 2010 Fort Hays State University

Leadership In Tunisian Higher Education From The Perspective Of The Efqm Excellence Model, Raoudha Kammoun, Omar Ben-Ayed

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Since the early 1980s, the concept of quality has been a central focus of attention in the debate of higher education (HE). Over time, many developed countries have experienced a growing concern for quality in HE such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, and the United States of America, amongst others (Anyamele 2004, Becket and Brookes 2005). The focus on quality leads many developed countries to acknowledge the benefits of the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) within their institutions (Kanji and Tambi, 1999). However, quality movement is rather slow in the HE of developing countries. Indeed, some HEIs have ...


Leadership To Run The World: A Mandate For Higher Education, Gregory Eastwood 2010 Fort Hays State University

Leadership To Run The World: A Mandate For Higher Education, Gregory Eastwood

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“Leadership is an essentially moral act,” said A. Bartlett Giamatti, former president of Yale University, who later became Commissioner of Baseball. But consider these few news items, selected from a multitude of candidates: Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, resigned after his involvement with a prostitute was made public. Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, was removed from office by unanimous vote of the Illinois State Senate after conviction on federal corruption charges. Bernard Madoff, former Wall Street executive and NASDAQ chair, currently is incarcerated in federal prison after conviction for investment fraud. Rev. Jeffrey Sarkies, a popular pastor ...


No Child Left Behind: School Processes Associated With Positive Changes, Collaborative Partnership, And Principal Leadership, Thienhuong Hoang 2010 Fort Hays State University

No Child Left Behind: School Processes Associated With Positive Changes, Collaborative Partnership, And Principal Leadership, Thienhuong Hoang

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Parent involvement is one of the key components of the NCLB Act. Under NCLB, every school district is mandated to develop processes to ensure meaningful ways to engage parents. The requirements for parental involvement rest on the premise that parents acting as informed advocates to hold schools and school district accountable. The value placed on family involvement at the federal, district, and local school levels reflects decades of research showing the connection between family involvement and positive student outcomes. Studies on family involvement have concluded that students’ home environment and family involvement are important predictors of a variety of academic ...


Outcomes Assessment, Michele Langbein 2010 Fort Hays State University

Outcomes Assessment, Michele Langbein

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Outcomes assessment is an intense topic that has been debated and discussed on university campuses around the world. Educational accountability is a very important topic. There is tremendous pressure from accreditation agencies to comply with outcomes assessment requirements to maintain accreditation. In addition, to be competitive in a market of many choices, students, employers, and legislators are seeking trustworthy programs. This has raised many questions for Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs. What are the purposes of outcomes assessment? What should we assess? What methods should we use? How do we overcome faculty objections? Do we need to hire additional administrators ...


Paying Students For Grades: Is It Sustainable And Should It Be?, Allison Butler, Kristin Kennedy, Michaela Kennedy 2010 Fort Hays State University

Paying Students For Grades: Is It Sustainable And Should It Be?, Allison Butler, Kristin Kennedy, Michaela Kennedy

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper highlights some of the most notable cash incentive programs, questions why the flow of money into these programs is not totally transparent and well known to the taxpayers who fund some of them, and reviews literature on the psychological, motivational, and ethical issues surrounding this policy. We would like to question how much public funding is being spent, especially since towns and school systems are struggling in these difficult financial times with miniscule operating budgets.


Perception Of Good Leadership Among The Academics In Nigeria: Case Of Benue State University, Makurdi, Umbur Demekaa 2010 Fort Hays State University

Perception Of Good Leadership Among The Academics In Nigeria: Case Of Benue State University, Makurdi, Umbur Demekaa

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The objectives of the study were: i. To determine the influence of gender on the academics perception of good leadership. ii. To examine the influence of status on the academics perception of good leadership. iii. To determine the influence of religion on the academics perception of good leadership iv. To determine the influence of discipline on the academics perception of good leadership.


Practicing What They Preach: How Business Schools Approach Strategy, Sergio Matviuk, David Burkus 2010 Fort Hays State University

Practicing What They Preach: How Business Schools Approach Strategy, Sergio Matviuk, David Burkus

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This article seeks to discover if those organizations engaged in teaching strategy are experiencing a similar learning and implementation gap as other organizations. This article reviews the current literature surrounding strategic thinking, strategic planning, and strategy development before interviewing leaders from three separate universities to examine whether or not such a disconnect exists and provide discussion and recommendations for business school leaders.


Preparing Our Students For The 21st Century, Jeff Livingston 2010 McGraw-Hill Education

Preparing Our Students For The 21st Century, Jeff Livingston

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

When America’s first universities were founded in the 1600s, gaining a degree in higher education was an intellectual right of passage saved only for the most wealthy and privileged. Those few who could attend were destined to become the social, political and business leaders of society. A college education was meant to prepare them for that role. In today’s global knowledge economy and hyper-connected world, many can have an impact on society through contributions across a variety of industries – not just a select few. Higher education today is meant to prepare the masses as they consider a much ...


Principal Interns’ Level Of Involvement And Perceived Knowledge And Skills Developed During The Internship Process, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons 2010 Fort Hays State University

Principal Interns’ Level Of Involvement And Perceived Knowledge And Skills Developed During The Internship Process, David Dunaway, James Bird, Claudia Flowers, James Lyons

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The review of the literature clearly shows that the exploration of a critical question is missing from the analysis of internships: Do interns who experience higher levels of involvement develop higher levels of knowledge and skills? In this study, learning experiences are defined as the type of involvement (i.e., low-involvement or high-involvement). The purpose of this study is to examine if higher levels of intern involvement result in the acquisition of higher levels of perceived knowledge and skills. Survey research method was used to assess the principle interns’ level of involvement in a set of specified activities and to ...


Reconciling Challenges And Opportunities In Academic Scientific Writing, Kamaruzaman Jusoff 2010 Fort Hays State University

Reconciling Challenges And Opportunities In Academic Scientific Writing, Kamaruzaman Jusoff

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

To initiate the governmental strategy in Thrust 2 of the Ministry of Higher Education Strategic Plan Core Thrusts launched in 2007, and to nurture “First Class Mentality”, in the currently running Ninth Malaysia Plan (2005-2010); the need is vital for the educational sector to pick up the drive to manifest it. The second thrust emphasizes on the strategy to raise the capacity for knowledge and innovation. For that, it is apt that the academia contributes towards the effort to achieve excellence. In addition, its fourth thrust that is enhancement in teaching and learning; and the fifth thrust that is strengthening ...


Resident Block-Rotation In Clinical Teaching Improves Student Learning, Ralitsa Akins, Gilbert Handal 2010 Fort Hays State University

Resident Block-Rotation In Clinical Teaching Improves Student Learning, Ralitsa Akins, Gilbert Handal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In 2007, a new block-rotation in clinical teaching was implemented for the third-year residents in the pediatric residency program at Texas Tech HSC in El Paso, Texas. We describe the design and implementation of this rotation, as well as its impact on student learning and satisfaction. During 2.5 academic years, the teaching residents supported the experiences in the pediatric clerkship of 129 medical students. Evaluations of teaching residents and clinical teaching rotation, as well as written feedback indicate improved student learning and satisfaction. Our clinical teaching rotation presents a structured approach to “teaching residents to teach” with an ample ...


Rti In A Middle School Culture: Fitting And Tailoring The Approach Through Leadership, Elizabeth Alderton-Manzi, Jean Erdmann 2010 Fort Hays State University

Rti In A Middle School Culture: Fitting And Tailoring The Approach Through Leadership, Elizabeth Alderton-Manzi, Jean Erdmann

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Educational rhetoric often focuses on assessment, scores, and performance components which can be treated as being discrete. Response to Intervention (RTI) however, provides an opportunity for schools to look at sound, research based educational practices that support student learning through the use of tiered interventions. The tiers are interrelated and action driven. Assessment is one tool within the tiered approach to learning. One of the most important aspects of RTI is that it is meant to be a collaborative, school wide approach to education that brings together teachers, specialists, special education experts, and administration in an effort to help improve ...


Some Institutional Factors As Predictors Of Undergraduates’ Attitude To Continuous Assessment: Implications For Policy, Qualitative Education And Counselling, Jimoh Owoyele, A. Ettu, Omar Kareem 2010 Fort Hays State University

Some Institutional Factors As Predictors Of Undergraduates’ Attitude To Continuous Assessment: Implications For Policy, Qualitative Education And Counselling, Jimoh Owoyele, A. Ettu, Omar Kareem

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Periodic assessment is an integral part of education process. It provides opportunity for teachers and learners to assess learning outcomes with a view to adjusting methods and improving academic achievement. It also provides the required basis for admission, placement, promotion, demotion or repetition and at the end certification of learners. If there is no form of assessment in education, the process would be marred by obscurity and it would be very difficult to classify the products of the system (Omoifo, 1998). Periodic assessment makes it possible to know the direction of students’ performance and to determine the direction of change ...


Strategic Planning And The Principal-Agent Issue In Higher Education Leadership, Douglas Auld 2010 Fort Hays State University

Strategic Planning And The Principal-Agent Issue In Higher Education Leadership, Douglas Auld

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Strategic planning is well entrenched in colleges and universities around the globe. It is not only essential for effective resource allocation but in some jurisdictions, legislation requires that strategic plans be submitted to government as part of the funding approval process. The difficulties associated with strategic planning and indeed planning in general in colleges and universities has not gone unexplored. It is our contention and the thesis of this paper that the failure to develop and execute strategic plans flows from the distinctive aspects of the principal-agent framework within which many higher education institutions work. Understanding and responding to the ...


Teachers Identify And Support At-Risk Gifted Students, Theresa Monaco, Danna Eichenold, Victoria Kasper, Claudi Gonzales 2010 Fort Hays State University

Teachers Identify And Support At-Risk Gifted Students, Theresa Monaco, Danna Eichenold, Victoria Kasper, Claudi Gonzales

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Six experienced teachers in the regular classroom, who happen to have one, or more students that was identified by the school as having gifted characteristics or students that teachers felt should have been identified as a gifted student, develop their way of helping students overcome personal challenges. It is our hope that a research documented approach will catch the eye of other teachers and motivate them to do the same. Each teacher documented research as it relates to his/her student(s). In the absence of a school identification process, other researched identification processes served as benchmark for teacher support ...


Teaching Reading Comprehension To Children Of Poverty, Kena Price 2010 Fort Hays State University

Teaching Reading Comprehension To Children Of Poverty, Kena Price

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In 2007 18% of children in the United States were living in poverty, and 12.5% of the entire population lived in poverty, which amounts to 37.3 million people (US Census Bureau Poverty 2007). To be considered actually living in poverty, not just poor, a single person home had to report an annual income of $10,590 or less, while a home with four people residing in it needed to report $21,203 annual salary (US Census Bureau Poverty Thresholds). These statistics demonstrate the overwhelming need for teachers to know how to best teach students coming from poverty. Almost ...


The 2007 General Elections In Nigeria: The Implication, Tolu Lawal, Oluwatoyin Abe 2010 Fort Hays State University

The 2007 General Elections In Nigeria: The Implication, Tolu Lawal, Oluwatoyin Abe

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Democracy is said to be consolidated when all parties and individuals operate freely in a competitive and transparent environment; where stakeholders are guided by the rule of law, fair play and respect for group and individual rights. In political systems that approximate the ideal of democracy, the vote and election are meaningful. Elections place some individuals in power and reject the claims of others. Elections most typically are retrospective judgments on the conduct of the person and party that has held power. Those who have given satisfaction are confirmed in the office, those who are held responsible for the poor ...


The Benefit Of Extracurricular Activities In High School: Involvement Enhances Academic Achievement And The Way Forward, Scott Turner 2010 Fort Hays State University

The Benefit Of Extracurricular Activities In High School: Involvement Enhances Academic Achievement And The Way Forward, Scott Turner

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Research and data have been cited for over four decades about extra-curricular activities both sports and non sports related. Non sports related reference such activities as government, publication, journalism, math, and non specific leadership. Although there appears to be much data individually supporting each as a whole limited studies seem to be available. Depending on the region many schools urge and push sports as extra-curricular but do not necessarily promote sports for the benefit of the student, unfortunately more-so for the benefit of the school. Just as there were skeptics more than three generations ago today some still exist, stating ...


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