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Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky Oct 2015

Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their practices whereas others had not, even though both groups had demonstrated changes in their beliefs. Findings show that when collective identities focused on reform become more salient than the role identities associated with their teaching positions, faculty members are able to persist through the loss of self-efficacy ...


Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki Apr 2015

Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

masoud mahmoodi-shahrebabaki

This study aimed at recognizing sources of emotional problems of nine English language teachers and proposing strategies to obviate the potential contributors. Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was administered to 105 language teachers. Among those with very high scores on emotional exhaustion subscale of the inventory, nine were chosen on account of convenience sampling. More than eight hours of unstructured interviews with the participants were recorded and transcribed. First, Thematic Content Analysis (TCA) was used to extract the recurring themes. Second, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was utilized to reveal the loci of attribution with emotionally exhausted language teachers. The result indicated ...


Focus On Family: Research On Family Learning In Free-Choice Settings, Ana Houseal, Colleen Bourque Nov 2014

Focus On Family: Research On Family Learning In Free-Choice Settings, Ana Houseal, Colleen Bourque

Ana K Houseal

The National Park Service (NPS) Advisory Board Education Committee was charged with identifying areas that would improve life-long learning in the NPS. In this session, we will present three components of a project looking at family learning in free-choice settings that emerged from this request. The components will include: a literature review developed for the NPS; complementary involvement of NPS personnel in reviewing literature and their voices; and a look at novices and experts in interpretation and research and their roles in crowd-sourced research. The presentations will be followed by round-table discussions, where participants will explore the ideas further.


Teaching Efficacy Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Murat Erdogdu, Huseyin Unlu Jan 2014

Teaching Efficacy Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Murat Erdogdu, Huseyin Unlu

Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

In this research it is aimed to identify the teaching efficacy of physical education teacher candidates in Turkey and analyzing their efficacy in respect of gender, grade variables. Research group consists of 689 (Mage=21.728, SD=2.043) physical education teacher candidates that study in 3rd & 4th grade of Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department of 6 different universities located in different cities of Turkey, 368 (53.4%) of these preservice teachers are male and 321 (46.6%) of them are female. As the data collection tool, personal information form and Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale were used. In ...


Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas Jan 2014

Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Turkish version of Teacher's Cultural Beliefs Scale (OCDS) that is developed by Hachfeld et al (2011) that determines the cultural beliefs of teacher candidates, to determine physical education teachers' cultural beliefs and to compare physical education teacher candidates and other teacher candidates in terms of cultural beliefs and in addition, to examine cultural beliefs in terms of gender and grade variables in education. The research group consists of 330 teacher candidates in total that are educated at the faculty of physical education and training. As a data collection tool, OCDC ...


Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2013

The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

“She talks very well for her age, doesn’t she?” Acquiring a language is a fascinating process that has always been intriguing for scholars and linguists over the history. Many scholars have successfully attempted to explain the complex process of second language acquisition (SLA). The popular schools of thought including the structuralist /behaviorist position, the nativist position, and the constructivist position introduced some remarkable attempts to analyze this mesmerizing phenomenon. In fact, these different positions aim to explain the nature of second language acquisition but do not necessary stress on the connection between age and language development. In many instances ...


Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates Jan 2013

Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates

Sunil B.G. & Associates

No abstract provided.


Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor Jan 2013

Charter Schools Or Progressive Education? Lessons From Finland, Christopher J. Poor

Christopher J Poor

New Zealand’s current government has embarked on a course of supporting private providers of education in the form of “partnership” schools with the claim that these charter schools can address the recalcitrant problem of disparity of achievement between students from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines evidence from the research on charter schools and argues that attention should rather be paid to the Finnish example of high and equal educational achievement and to the landmark achievements of New Zealand’s own pioneers of progressive education as we prepare a new generation for the twenty-first century.


Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik Oct 2012

Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik

Servet Celik

To address the issue of pre-service teachers being under-prepared for work in multicultural and impoverished environments in America’s urban schools, teacher education programs have taken steps to improve diversity-oriented curricula and provide relevant fieldwork experience. However, research indicates that a large proportion of teacher candidates still do not have the necessary skills to deal with students from divergent upbringings. This interpretive study investigated the beliefs of pre-service teachers about urban students and how well their teacher education programs are addressing the issues of working in inner-city schools. The results revealed that, although some progress has been made, a significant ...


Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran Jun 2012

Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran

Imran Anjum Chaudary

The mission of the Designing Professional Development for Better Pedagogy is to make a contribution to the understanding of Pakistani professional development in tertiary and higher education sectors. The inspiration for this book came from a research project on teacher development conducted by us in 2009 at the Melbourne Graduate school of Education, the University of Melbourne, Australia. This ethnographic case study, conducted in 2011, not only refreshes the results of our previous research, but also moves the debate forward by analysing the problems and practices of Pakistani professional development, cataloguing the voices of tertiary/higher education teachers, introducing a ...


Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi Jun 2012

Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley Apr 2012

The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley

Lauren Jeneva Moseley

The purpose of this study is to determine if any gains in mathematical understanding differ if calculus learners analyze correct or incorrect student work samples and to investigate students’ perceptions of the effect of analyzing student work samples on their understanding of mathematical concepts. Calculus students will be assigned to two groups: one group analyzing correct student work samples and one group analyzing incorrect student work samples. What difference, if any, exists between groups in determining correct solutions to problems similar to the work samples analyzed? What difference, if any, exists between groups in whether they replicate errors similar to ...


The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

It is very true that bilingualism boosts ones’ cognitive skills and increases ones’ executive system. A bilingual brain has the privileges to process languages and, sometimes, code switch unconsciously. Many bilingual speakers including ESL learners focus only on understanding and analyzing the target language, leaving behind understanding and embracing their own native language. The need to make a conscious sense of how we speak our native language, how others speak it, and how it is different or similar to other language varieties, is somehow misinterpreted. In other word, understanding ones’ mother tongue is vital for the progress of acquiring a ...


The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The ideology of Critical Language Awareness is an integral part of any successful language education system. This area of specialization has played an important role in the development of sociolinguistics study. CLA expands substantially over a wide range of factors including language acquisition and variety, as well as human identity factors. Before diving into critical language awareness studies and its wide practices, the definition of CLA, according to Fiarcough, includes “how language conventions and language practices are invested with power relations and ideological process which people are often unaware of” (205). That is, language is not only a mean of ...


Resource Guide For Faculty Of Color At The Five Colleges, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Enobong Branch, David Cort, Patricia Banks, Amber Douglas, Becky Packard Jan 2012

Resource Guide For Faculty Of Color At The Five Colleges, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Enobong Branch, David Cort, Patricia Banks, Amber Douglas, Becky Packard

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

In 2012, the Supporting Faculty of Color Through Tenure & Beyond Mutual Mentoring Grant Team produced a Faculty of Color Resource Guide to facilitate mentoring connections among faculty at the Five Colleges, share information on setting up academic work groups, and provide guidance on productive mentoring relationships and career development.


Four Distinct Generations Of Workers Makes Leadership Challenging, Joyce K. Kutin Dec 2011

Four Distinct Generations Of Workers Makes Leadership Challenging, Joyce K. Kutin

Joyce K Kutin RN, MSN, MOL

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for the year 2000 stated that Baby Boomers (age thirty-six through fifty-four) represented fifty percent of the United States labor force while Generation X (age twenty to thirty-five) represented some thirty-three percent, a significant decline in workforce. This demographic, time bomb indicates the urgency for many organizations in developed countries to prepare for and cope with the imminent retirement of their aging workforce.


Core Competencies Of Health Education Teachers, Sharon Moynihan, Leena Paakkari, Raili Välimaa, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara Nov 2011

Core Competencies Of Health Education Teachers, Sharon Moynihan, Leena Paakkari, Raili Välimaa, Patricia Mannix Mcnamara

Sharon Moynihan

No abstract provided.


The Human Computer Interaction Issues Associated With The Creation Of Personalized Role Playing Simulations, Eileen O'Donnell, Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade Sep 2011

The Human Computer Interaction Issues Associated With The Creation Of Personalized Role Playing Simulations, Eileen O'Donnell, Catherine Mulwa, Mary Sharp, Vincent Wade

Eileen O'Donnell

The human computer interaction issues associated with the creation of personalized role playing simulations are discussed in this paper. This paper is aimed at those who are interested in building authoring applications which enable educators to build role playing simulated e-learning resources to use with their students. One of the main issues which have come to our attention is that many learning designers and educators do not understand what exactly it is we are trying to achieve by creating personalized role playing simulations. Also, how to gauge the pedagogic merits which can be achieved by using these e-learning resources. Potential ...


A New Vision Of Professional Development For Tertiary Teachers In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary Sep 2011

A New Vision Of Professional Development For Tertiary Teachers In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Leaders Of Today Are Challenged By Generation X Workforce Retention, Joyce K. Kutin Sep 2011

Leaders Of Today Are Challenged By Generation X Workforce Retention, Joyce K. Kutin

Joyce K Kutin RN, MSN, MOL

Many organizations today are comprised of a culturally diverse workforce. In addition to organizational diversity related to gender, ethnicity, race, or religious beliefs, there are also four different generations working side by side. Today’s workforce includes the Silent Generation, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. The Silent Generation is known for their lifestyle approach of consistency, uniformity, conformity, law and order, hard work and playing by the rules. Baby Boomers were the first generation to grow up with television; they were the first to have broad access to news, issues, advertising, and a variety of programming. Generation ...


Connect & Thrive: Perspectives Of A Newly Tenured Professor, Corey A. Ciocchetti Aug 2011

Connect & Thrive: Perspectives Of A Newly Tenured Professor, Corey A. Ciocchetti

Corey A Ciocchetti

This essay encapsulates my perspective (newly-tenured and seven years into my career) on how average professors can become highly effective professors. The secret rests in the ability to genuinely connect with students. Connecting really matters - even if it takes some personality adaptation and thrusts academics out of their comfort zones. Many professors fail to connect with students in a meaningful way. My evidence for this assertion is simple and straightforward. In addition to teaching, I am blessed to travel the country and speak on college campuses.3 After extensive discussions on these trips, students consistently claim their professors are boring ...


Developing Comprehension With New Literacies, Connie Mcdonald, Laura E. Jones Mar 2011

Developing Comprehension With New Literacies, Connie Mcdonald, Laura E. Jones

Connie McDonald

How can teachers help students develop comprehension strategies and skills in the era of new literacies? Traditional and online texts are similar in some aspects but very different in other ways. The focus of the presentation is on developing comprehension in elementary students by connecting traditional and online texts with new literacies.


Approximate Solution Of Fractional Integro-Differential Equations By Taylor Expansion Method, Li Huang Jan 2011

Approximate Solution Of Fractional Integro-Differential Equations By Taylor Expansion Method, Li Huang

Li Huang

In this paper, Taylor expansion approach is presented for solving (approximately) a class of inear fractional integro-differential equations including those of Fredholm and of Volterra types. By means of themth-order Taylor expansion of the unknown function at an arbitrary point, the linear fractional integro-differential equation can be converted approximately to a system of equations for the unknown function itself and its m derivatives under initial conditions. This method gives a simple and closed form solution for a linear fractional integro-differential equation. In addition, illustrative examples are presented to demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed method.


Critical Decisions In Research: Design, Practice, And Analysis, Imran Anjum Chaudary Jan 2011

Critical Decisions In Research: Design, Practice, And Analysis, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary Jan 2010

Teacher Professional Development: Myth And Reality, Imran Anjum Chaudary

Imran Anjum Chaudary

No abstract provided.


The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach Jan 2010

The Case For Excellence In Diversity: Lessons From An Assessment Of An Early Career Faculty Program, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Dorothe J. Bach

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Many colleges and universities have come to understand the added educational value of having a more diverse faculty, and some have created specific programs to enhance recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented faculty. How do these programs help underrepresented faculty start a successful career? How can they help a diverse faculty build thriving, long-term careers in academia? This chapter addresses these questions by sharing the findings and lessons learned from an internal and external assessment of the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program at the University of Virginia.


Office Of Faculty Development Mutual Mentoring Guide, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Jan 2010

Office Of Faculty Development Mutual Mentoring Guide, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Finding A Mentor, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Apr 2009

Finding A Mentor, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


When Mentoring Is The Medium: Lessons Learned From A Faculty Development Initiative, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun Jan 2009

When Mentoring Is The Medium: Lessons Learned From A Faculty Development Initiative, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung H. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.