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In this article, the author focuses on African American undergraduates to illuminate the consequences of situated White academic beliefs, procedures, and traditions on social and academic life at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). The author proposes White institutional presence (WIP) as a framework that can enhance understanding of embedded ideologies of Whiteness and provide a meaningful guide for institutional reflection. The manifestation of WIP can be categorized into four intricately linked attributes: White ascendancy, monoculturalism, White blindness, and White estrangement.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2012
The purpose of this research is to explore the characteristics of university education department in the UK, which have achieved a high ranking in the UK government’s Research Assessment Exercise. The author aims to recast contemporary academia through the dystopian lens of a medieval feudal order.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify, describe, and analyze the changes in one college of education, including programs, policies, and practices related to partnership reform efforts. The primary question was as follows: What changes do persons in the educational system perceive as a result of their involvement in PDS work? To begin this study, the authors reviewed the extant research on changes resulting from PDS work. The authors then considered Bronfenbrenner's (1979) theory of ecological influence to provide a framework for understanding the various perspectives provided by participants in differing roles at the university.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2009
The article recommends new reading and writing skills, mirroring an ever-expanding definition of literacy, new college and K-12 curricular programs that redefine digital media are popping up all over the country. The intent of this article is to share information and provide guidance for preservice and in-service teachers about a mediated alternative instructional strategy that has the ability to reach reluctant and struggling readers. Findings are presented from a pilot study that evaluated a new Web-based tool that links the interests of media-centric students with their natural fondness for story.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2008
A prescribed quality assurance process has helped the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Texas, to focus its efforts and prioritize quality in its online courses. This process involves eight quality assurance strategies covering instructional plan review, Web design review, editing, usability and accessibility, sustainability, copyright, infrastructural impact, and content and rigor.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2008
The article analyzes challenges facing university-based teacher educators. The author suggests that teacher educators are losing jurisdiction over the preparation of new professionals and the production of academic knowledge for the teaching profession. The author recommends that researchers in teacher education focus on pressing policy issues regarding both issues.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2008
Typical university-wide course evaluations do not provide instructors with sufficient information on the effectiveness of their courses. This article describes a course assessment and enhancement model where student feedback can be used to improve courses and/or programs. The model employs an assessment tool that measures student perceptions of importance and their current competence in course-specific learning objectives both pre- and post-course.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2008
This article examines the history, activities and future interests of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability and the associated International Network (IN) of Teacher Education Institutions. In 1998, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development work programme on education for sustainable development (ESD) requested UNESCO to develop guidelines for reorienting teacher training to address sustainability.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2007
This manuscript seeks to share the continuous improvement endeavors by the College of Education faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from initial preparation and planning through their successful national and state accreditation achieved in November 2005.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2007