Sample records for catholic social teaching

  1. Critical Theory and Catholic Social Teaching: A Research Framework for Catholic Schools

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    Bradley-Levine, Jill; Carr, Kari A.

    2015-01-01

    In this article, the authors share findings from an ethnographic study drawn from an evaluation of an after-school program directed by a Catholic diocese to meet the educational needs of children attending urban Catholic schools. The authors used critical research methods within the context of Catholic social teaching (CST) as a theoretical…

  2. Social Analysis in Service-Learning: A Way for Students to Discover Catholic Social Teaching

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    Reed-Bouley, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    Many Catholic colleges and universities incorporate community service-learning as a teaching strategy that exemplifies Catholic mission and identity. This article shows how service-learning courses can teach students about an essential part of the Catholic tradition, Catholic Social Teaching, by engaging students in a process of social analysis.

  3. Integrating Catholic Social Teaching into Undergraduate Accounting Courses

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    Haen, Jason

    2013-01-01

    The world of work that students enter after graduation will not mirror the straightforward world portrayed by their textbooks. They will be required to make decisions that will affect more than the bottom line. Faculty at Catholic business schools can integrate the components of Catholic social teaching (CST) into the classroom to help equip…

  4. Toward Integrating Catholic Social Teaching into Graduate Social Work Education

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    Donaldson, Linda Plitt

    2008-01-01

    Social work programs are one mechanism within Catholic institutions of higher education for advancing the social mission of the Church. The social work profession seeks the achievement of a just society that promotes the dignity of the human person in the context of community and social relationships. This article describes beginning efforts to…

  5. An Emerging Model of Business: Enterprise and Catholic Social Teaching

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    Castellano, Joseph F.; Forlani, Victor

    2008-01-01

    The challenge for faculty teaching in Catholic Business Schools is how to integrate the University's Catholic heritage and tradition into the core business curriculum. Such integration is necessary if schools of business are to provide their students with a distinctive educational experience. The Living Asset Stewardship (LAS) philosophy of…

  6. Cultivating the Understanding of a Catholic University's Mission and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching through a Faculty Service-Learning Experience

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    Guiry, Michael

    2012-01-01

    The challenge for faculty teaching in Catholic business schools is how to integrate the University's mission and identity as well as the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) into business school courses. Such integration is necessary if Catholic business schools are to provide students with a unique educational experience. This…

  7. Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Critical Pedagogy, and the Theory of Intersectionality: An Integrated Framework to Examine the Roles of Social Status in the Formation of Catholic Teachers

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    Eick, Caroline Marie; Ryan, Patrick A.

    2014-01-01

    This article discusses the relevance of an analytic framework that integrates principles of Catholic social teaching, critical pedagogy, and the theory of intersectionality to explain attitudes toward marginalized youth held by Catholic students preparing to become teachers. The framework emerges from five years of action research data collected…

  8. Integrating Mission-Based Values into Accounting Curriculum: Catholic Social Teaching and Introductory Accounting

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    Hise, Joan Vane; Koeplin, John P.

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents several reasons why mission-based values, in this case Catholic Social Teaching (CST), should be incorporated into a university business curriculum. The CST tenets include the sanctity of human life; call to family, community, and participation; rights and responsibilities; option for the poor and vulnerable; the dignity of…

  9. The Intersection of Catholic Social Teaching, Internationalization, and Marriage and Family Therapy: Lessons from the Borderlands

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    Estrada, Ana Ulloa

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the relevance and challenge of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and internationalization to the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program at the University of San Diego. These issues are discussed in the context of a graduate level course on human diversity that culminated in a 1-day cultural immersion and service learning trip…

  10. Business as a Vocation: Catholic Social Teaching and Business Education

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    Turkson, Peter K. A.

    2012-01-01

    Building on "Vocation of the Business Leader," the recently released document from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, along with input from Catholic business and educational leaders from around the world, this essay examines five pillars on which a Catholic business school should build its mission: foundations; the purpose of…

  11. Examining Teachers' Self-Described Responses to Student Behavior through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching Principles

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    Mucci, Angela Marie

    2015-01-01

    The current study examined how teacher beliefs about the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching (CST)--dignity of the human person, seeking the common good, and preferential option for the poor and vulnerable--affected self-described responses to student behavior problems. In-depth interviews with seven secondary Catholic school teachers were analyzed…

  12. Combining Community-Based Learning and Catholic Social Teaching in Educating for Democratic Citizenship

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    Sullivan, Susan Crawford; Post, Margaret A.

    2011-01-01

    College students are in a key developmental stage for cultivating their civic identities. This article draws on a case example to show how courses focused on educating students for democratic citizenship--courses on leadership, community organizing, social movements, or other related topics--prove to be excellent venues for integrating Catholic

  13. From the Ground up: Teaching Catholic Social Principles in Elementary Schools.

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    Butler, John T.; Carlisle, Kathleen Burgoyne; Davis, William; Hart, Joan; Haney, Regina M.; McGreevy, Anne; Meegan, Elizabeth; Rosenhauer, Joan

    The role of the Catholic school educator is to "help each student become the 'new creature' that each one is potentially, and at the same time prepare them for the responsibilities of an adult member of society." The potential referred to includes mental, physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. This resource and planning guide for…

  14. The teaching of solidarity in Catholic higher education: Engaging hearts, transforming lives, changing society

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    Carl Boswell Procario-Foley

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation examines how transformative religious education can serve as a valuable resource for teaching the notion of solidarity in undergraduate, Catholic higher education. Employing textual analysis and narrative inquiry, the researcher draws from contemporary religious educators, Catholic Social Teaching, and insights from recent college students who are interviewed for the study. ^ Chapter one introduces the thesis and offers

  15. The Grammar of Catholic Schooling and Radically "Catholic" Schools

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    Scanlan, Martin

    2008-01-01

    A "grammar of Catholic schooling" inhibits many elementary and secondary Catholic schools from reflecting on how they practice Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The values of human dignity, the common good, and a preferential option for the marginalized are central to CST. Schools can live these values by serving children who live in poverty, are…

  16. Why Catholic Universities Should Engage International Law

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    George, William P.

    2008-01-01

    This article argues that Catholic universities should vigorously engage international law for at least three reasons. First, international law is an indispensible dialogue partner for Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Since CST belongs in Catholic higher education, so too does international law. Second, in numerous ways and on a global scale,…

  17. Values of Catholic science educators: Their impact on attitudes of science teaching and learning

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    DeMizio, Joanne Greenwald

    This quantitative study examined the associations between the values held by middle school science teachers in Catholic schools and their attitudes towards science teaching. A total of six value types were studied---theoretical, economic, aesthetic, social, political, and religious. Teachers can have negative, positive, or neutral attitudes towards their teaching that are linked to their teaching practices and student learning. These teachers' attitudes may affect their competence and have a subsequent impact on their students' attitudes and dispositions towards science. Of particular interest was the relationship between science teaching attitudes and religious values. A non-experimental research design was used to obtain responses from 54 teachers with two survey instruments, the Science Teaching Attitude Scale II and the Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values. Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that political values were negatively associated with attitudes towards science teaching. Data collected were inconsistent with the existence of any measurable association between religious values and attitudes towards science teaching. This study implies that science teacher preparation programs should adopt a more contextual perspective on science that seeks to develop the valuation of science within a cultural context, as well as programs that enable teachers to identify the influence of their beliefs on instructional actions to optimize the impact of learning new teaching practices that may enhance student learning.

  18. Catholic Social Teaching: Addressing Globalization in Catholic Business Education

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    Ball, James B.; Martinez, Zaida; Toyne, Brian

    2009-01-01

    Although business schools are increasingly aware of the importance of globalization in educating future business leaders, their business programs have addressed globalization from a limited perspective that fails to provide students with a broader understanding of its impact on societies and its moral consequences. The conventional approach to the…

  19. Sustainability, Catholic Institutions of Higher Learning, and The Natural Step

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    Kolmes, Steven A.; Butkus, Russell A.

    2009-01-01

    Sustainability at Catholic colleges and universities involves elements of physical plant operations, food services, curricular design, and a host of other concerns. The imperative for Catholic higher education to engage with issues of sustainability is both practical and ethical, and is well supported by Catholic Social Teaching. The article…

  20. Rooted in Mission: Family and Consumer Sciences in Catholic Universities

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    Duncan, Janine

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to establish the unity between the missions of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) discipline and Catholic higher education by demonstrating relationships among (a) Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and the role of the service principle to FCS; (b) Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) and the centrality of intellect…

  1. To Build a Civilization of Love: Catholic Education and Service Learning.

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    Reidy, Pamela J.

    This book considers service learning an integral aspect of Catholic education. The first four chapters of the book offer theoretical considerations regarding the essential elements of Catholic service learning: the theology of ministry; notable adolescent milestones; Catholic social teaching; and curriculum development. The final chapters are more…

  2. A new social contract. Catholic healthcare leaders rethink their relationship with employees.

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    Giganti, E

    1995-01-01

    The sea changes that have occurred recently in economics, technology, and social order have profoundly disturbed the relationships between organizations and their workers. The promise of lifelong employment--once the foundation of the "social contract" between employer and employee--has evaporated. The dissolution of this social contract has led managers of Catholic healthcare organizations to ask, if we can no longer guarantee lifelong employment, then what is our relationship with employees? Participants in two think tanks sponsored by the Catholic Health Association's Center for Leadership Excellence addressed this question. Participants in the first think tank (i.e., one senior executive and several human resources professionals from Catholic healthcare systems) agreed that a new social contract with employees was needed, one of mutual responsibility to replace the paternalistic relationships of the past. To begin constructing such a contract, the group articulated a set of values held by Catholic healthcare regarding employees. Based on the values they identified, participants in the first think tank drafted the "Social Contract for Turbulent Times." Participants in the follow-up think tank expanded this draft contract in the "Elements of a New Relationship Agreement with Employees." PMID:10145128

  3. Receiving Social Support at Church When Stressful Life Events Arise: Do Catholics and Protestants Differ?

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    Krause, Neal

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to see if older Protestants and older Catholics differ in the amount of social support they receive from fellow church members and members of the clergy when stressful life events arise. The data come from a nationwide longitudinal survey of older adults. The findings reveal that at relatively low levels of exposure to stress, older Catholics are less likely than older Protestants to get emotional support from either rank-and-file church members or members of the clergy. However, as the level of exposure to stress increases, this difference disappears, and older Catholics appear to be just as likely as older Protestants to receive emotional support from fellow church members and members of the clergy. The theoretical implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:21572579

  4. Receiving Social Support at Church When Stressful Life Events Arise: Do Catholics and Protestants Differ?

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    Krause, Neal

    2010-11-01

    The purpose of this study is to see if older Protestants and older Catholics differ in the amount of social support they receive from fellow church members and members of the clergy when stressful life events arise. The data come from a nationwide longitudinal survey of older adults. The findings reveal that at relatively low levels of exposure to stress, older Catholics are less likely than older Protestants to get emotional support from either rank-and-file church members or members of the clergy. However, as the level of exposure to stress increases, this difference disappears, and older Catholics appear to be just as likely as older Protestants to receive emotional support from fellow church members and members of the clergy. The theoretical implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:21572579

  5. The healing community: A Catholic social justice critique of modern health care1

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    Sullins, Donald Paul

    2014-01-01

    Catholic social thought calls for persons to be treated as subjects, not only as objects, and for a society in which basic health care is available to all. Treating the body as an object, isolated from other bodies and composed of many parts or systems, has led to great success in treating disease but has also degraded human dignity in patient care. Healthcare costs in the U.S. impede ready access to care, leading to financial collapse for millions each year; this is largely a generational result of rising expectations of long life for the elderly and widespread abortion of the very young (unborn); which practices follow in turn from the presumption that health results from human ingenuity and management. Catholic social thought affirms that love is essential to true health care and acknowledges that God is the source of healing. Such a perspective could point the way to humanizing the hospital experience and redressing the socioeconomic inequalities of modern health care. PMID:24899751

  6. CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE: POSTCARDS FROM THE BUSINESS SCHOOL

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    Molly B. Pepper; Michael T. Hazel; Linda Tredennick

    This paper describes a strategy for overcoming a major obstacle facing faculty of Jesuit and Catholic Universities who want to more fully integrate the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching into their pedagogy and their lives. Too often, faculty members address and are aware of only the academic part of a student's life, paying little attention to the importance of the

  7. The Search for Equitable Compensation for Religious Teaching in Catholic Schools.

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    Steinkamp, Kathleen

    1985-01-01

    Addresses issues related to stipend, compensation, and benefit levels for the religious working in Catholic schools. Stresses the need for the development of a new, more equitable model of compensation. (CBC)

  8. Catholic Social Teaching, the Corporation, and Management Education

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    Marsh, F. K.

    2012-01-01

    Through technological advancements, people and organizations are capable today of interaction and impact in ways unimaginable a few years ago; such interactions are apparent from micro-level relationships among individuals, groups, and communities, to the macro-level interactions of business, governments, and societies. However, without…

  9. Teaching of the Holocaust as Part of a University's Catholic Identity

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    Del Duca, Gemma

    2011-01-01

    This article sketches the development of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA. It does so with broad strokes, which paint a picture of the program of the Center within the context of ecclesial and papal activities and documents. The article describes how the Center entered into dialogue with…

  10. SOCIAL SCIENCE AND TEACHING PERFORMANCE

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    Ivan Reid

    1972-01-01

    The Introduction of sociology and social work as main subjects in teacher education has raised a controversy as to whether they are as sound a preparation for teaching as the traditional classroom?based main subjects.A survey of teaching practice results at Edge Hill College of Education in the years 1966?70 displays that sociology students perform as well as other students whilst

  11. A Tenured Faith and an Adjunct Faculty: Successes and Challenges in Instructor Formation at Catholic Colleges that Offer Business Programs in an Accelerated Format

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    Gambrall, Doug; Newcomb, Mark A.

    2009-01-01

    Many Catholic colleges in the United States offer Business programs in an accelerated format, featuring evening courses for adult learners, with few faculty contact hours than traditional classes. Most of these institutions believe in the ideals of Catholic Social Teaching and wish to integrate those principles into their curricula for the sake of…

  12. The Impact of Catholic School Identity and Organizational Leadership on the Vitality of Catholic Elementary Schools

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    Hobbie, Marian; Convey, John J.; Schuttloffel, Merylann J.

    2010-01-01

    In order to fulfill their role of teaching children to receive Jesus and live out his call to create the Kingdom of God on earth and in heaven, Catholic schools need to possess and foster the distinctive characteristics of Catholic school identity. This study examined the relationship between Catholic school identity and organizational leadership…

  13. Exploring Volunteering of Committed Young Catholics

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    Webber, Ruth

    2012-01-01

    This article reports on a study of volunteer levels of Catholics from various World regions who attended an international youth Catholic festival. Volunteering levels, types of volunteering, reason for volunteering, Catholic group membership and pro-social values are analysed. An online survey was administered five months after the Festival to…

  14. Catholic attitudes toward abortion.

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    Smith, T W

    1984-01-01

    In the US attitudes toward abortion in the 1980s seem to have reached a more liberal plateau, much more favored than in the 1960s or earlier, but not longer moving in a liberal direction. Catholic attitudes basically have followed the same trend. Traditionally Catholic support has been slightly lower than Protestant, and both are less inclined to support abortion than Jews or the nonreligious. During the 1970s support among non-black Catholics averaged about 10 percentage points below non-black Protestants. Blacks tend to be anti-abortion and thereby lower support among Protestants as a whole. A comparison of Protestants and Catholics of both races shows fewer religious differences -- about 7 percentage points. There are some indications that this gap may be closing. In 1982, for the 1st time, support for abortions for social reasons, such as poverty, not wanting to marry, or not wanting more children, was as high among Catholics as among Protestants. 1 of the factors contributing to this narrowing gap has been the higher level of support for abortion among younger Catholics. Protestants show little variation on abortion attitudes, with those over age 65 being slightly less supportive. Among Catholics, support drops rapidly with age. This moderate and possibly vanishing difference between Catholics and Protestants contrasts sharply with the official positions of their respective churches. The Catholic Church takes an absolute moral position against abortion, while most Protestant churches take no doctrinaire position on abortion. Several, such as the Unitarians and Episcopalians, lean toward a pro-choice position as a matter of social policy, though fundamentalist sects take strong anti-abortion stances. Few Catholics agree with their church's absolutist anti-abortion position. The big split on abortion comes between what are sometimes termed the "hard" abortion reasons -- mother's health endangered, serious defect in fetus, rape, or incest. Support among Catholics for "hard" reasons ranges from about 80-88%. Abortion for social reasons such as poverty or not wanting additional children ranges from 35-50%. Catholic support for abortion also varies by geographical region, community type, and ethnic group. Support tends to be strongest in the Northeast, in large cities, and among descendants of immigrants from Italy, Eastern Europe, and France. Support is weakest among Catholics in the Southwest, in small towns or rural areas, and among the Irish and Hispanics, especially Mexican-Americans. Among Catholics, many factors cause opinion to deviate from the national average. A 2nd major political implication is the comparative dedication or commitment of supporters and opponents. Analysis of election returns in 1978 in particular failed to demonstrate any measurable anti-abortion vote, but this does not mean that in a particular constituency it could not be made a serious issue. PMID:12178931

  15. Literature and Science at a Catholic College.

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    Ryan, Frank L.

    1981-01-01

    Discusses difficulties the author encountered teaching literature to physics students in a Catholic college. Presents methods used to clarify for physics students difficulties emerging from a tension between Catholic theology designed to confer a "Christian identity" on students and a particular way of teaching physics, literature, and other…

  16. Learning and Teaching Art: Through Social Media

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    Castro, Juan Carlos

    2012-01-01

    Social media practices are increasingly woven into the everyday lives of teens and adults, becoming a significant part of how they relate, know, and learn. In this article, I present findings from a design-based research study that explored how the dynamics of learning and teaching art shift through social media. Learning and teaching through…

  17. Teaching Justice after MacIntyre: Toward a Catholic Philosophy of Moral Education

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    Bergman, Roger

    2008-01-01

    How is the commitment to social justice sustained over a lifetime? This would seem to be a matter of character, and that calls attention to the Aristotelian tradition in ethics. No one provides as much insight into the challenge of the contemporary appropriation of this tradition as Alasdair MacIntyre. Although a moral philosopher rather than a…

  18. SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT ACTION FORM

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    SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT ACTION FORM STUDENT: Please complete (print or type Visa Type) *** NOTE: BRING Visa info. to Division Office in STE 460, Humanities & Social Sciences Building *** DEPARTMENT: Please complete and forward to Olena Sushko ­ STE 460, Humanities & Social

  19. Electronic Social Networks, Teaching, and Learning

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    Pidduck, Anne Banks

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the relationship between electronic social networks, teaching, and learning. Previous studies have shown a strong positive correlation between student engagement and learning. By extending this work to engage instructors and add an electronic component, our study shows possible teaching improvement as well. In particular,…

  20. ACE: A Winning Card for Catholic Schools.

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    Gelo, Gary

    1996-01-01

    Describes the positive impact of teachers who are part of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), in which college graduates volunteer to teach at Catholic schools. Argues that ACE's success is due to the enthusiasm and creativity of its teachers. Indicates that ACE is now an international program. (AJL)

  1. Teaching Social Issues in the English Classroom.

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    Totten, Samuel, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Focusing on the rationales and materials for teaching social issues in the English classroom, this thematic issue contains the following articles: "Introduction: Reflections of Society in Literature" (M. B. Fleming); "Addressing Social and/or Controversial Issues in the English Classroom" (S. Totten); "The Growing Threat to Quality Education: How…

  2. Teaching Social Studies in the Urban Classroom.

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    Rogers, Vincent R., Ed.; Weinland, Thomas P., Ed.

    This supplement for pre-service and in-service courses for teachers of elementary social studies or urban education is designed to stimulate a more positive and creative approach toward the teaching of social studies and to offer specific examples of imaginative methods. Written by teachers for teachers, the articles represent a wide range of…

  3. Catholic Educational Leadership Program Student Handbook

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    Galles, David

    ..............................................................................................................8 ICEL Strategic Plan://usfca.edu/fogcutter) the School of Education USF Master of Arts & Credential Student Handbook 2013-2014, and the School..................................................................16 Master of Arts in Catholic School Teaching

  4. Teaching for Social Justice. A Democracy and Education Reader.

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    Ayers, William, Ed.; Hunt, Jean Ann, Ed.; Quinn, Therese, Ed.

    This collection discusses the teaching of social justice. Following a preface, "Of Stories, Seeds and the Promises of Social Justice" (Jean Ann Hunt), a foreword, "Popular Education--Teaching for Social Justice" (William Ayers), and an introduction "Teaching for Social Justice" (Maxine Greene), the following chapters are included: (1) "Education…

  5. Teaching social responsibility: The manhattan project

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    Penny J. Gilmer; Michael DuBois

    2002-01-01

    This paper discusses the critical necessity of teaching students about the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists.\\u000a Both a university scientist and a middle school science teacher reflect on the value of teaching the ethical issues that confront\\u000a scientists. In the development of the atomic bomb in the US-led Manhattan Project, scientists faced the growing threat of\\u000a atomic bombs by

  6. Social Dilemma: A Teaching Game.

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    Harrod, Wendy J.

    1983-01-01

    Manageable in a 50-minute class with as many as 60 students, this game is designed to help college- level sociology students recognize (1) the reward structure leading to social dilemmas, (2) the individualistic strategy people follow in social dilemmas, and (3) the inefficacy and hypocrisy of communication in social dilemmas. (RM)

  7. Teaching Social Skills in Schools.

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    Nowacek, E. Jane

    1988-01-01

    Many learning-disabled students experience social skill problems which call for training to promote success in school, work, and social settings. Social skill problems fall into three categories: skill deficits, performance deficits, and behavioral excesses. Interventions generally focus on increasing the individual's repertoire of skills, using…

  8. Teaching Social Informatics as a Knowledge Project

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    Iver Jackewitz; Michael Janneck; Detlev Krause; Bernd Pape; Monique Strauss

    2002-01-01

    Teaching Social Informatics poses the challenge of portraying future scenarios of technology development and use as well as criticizing them. We envision meeting this challenge by offering students an authentic, interdisciplinary educational framework, providing real-life, hands-on experiences. In this paper, we will first develop the idea of \\

  9. Human Rights and Teaching for Social Justice

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    Landorf, Hilary

    2010-01-01

    According to the author, teaching for social justice entails the acquisition of the following learning outcomes: (1) knowledge of the meaning, historical development, and application of human rights; (2) ability to analyze human rights from multiple perspectives; and (3) willingness to address human rights issues in local, global, intercultural,…

  10. Social Examples in Teaching Physical Concepts.

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    Hirsch, Gideon O.

    This paper describes an experimental approach to teaching PSSC Physics by using, whenever possible and proper, behavioral and social analogies as illustrations for physical concepts. The report is based on several years of use of this experimental program. The developers consider the preliminary findings to be encouraging. Student enrollment has…

  11. The Pursuit of a Just Social Order: Policy Statements of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1966-80.

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    Benestad, J. Brian

    This book provides a concise and informative survey of what the U.S. Catholic bishops have said about crucial public issues such as world hunger, nuclear armament, military conscription, conscientious objection, multinational corporations, national health insurance, capital punishment, abortion legislation, and public aid to non-public education.…

  12. Teaching Social Informatics for Engineering Students

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    Laszio Z. Karvalics; Lilla Juhász

    Courses on Social Informatics at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics have been offered since 1992. After 25\\u000a semesters, with more than 1200 students (mainly electrical engineering majors) who have taken the courses, our views on the\\u000a subject, together with a comprehensive report on teaching experiences are now presented in a two volume handbook. We would\\u000a like to share

  13. Establishing and Maintaining a Catholic Identity: CBC, Class and Newburyport Catholics.

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    Angus, Lawrence B.

    Studies suggest that historically Australian Catholic schools have existed not only to reproduce Catholic traditions, but also to advance the children of the Irish working classes socially. Data collected at the highly academically oriented Christian Brothers College (CBD), Newburyport, support the idea of educating for upward mobility as a means…

  14. Toward the Professionalization of Catholic High School Religion Teachers: An Assessment of Religion Teaching as a Profession

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    Cook, Timothy J.; Hudson, William J.

    2006-01-01

    This article assesses religion teaching as a profession in terms of selected characteristics that scholars agree are common to all professions. The characteristics that are addressed include essential service, call to serve, special knowledge and skills, specialized and advanced university training, public trust and status, code of ethics and…

  15. ARE LIFE PATENTS ETHICAL? CONFLICT BETWEEN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY’S PATENT REGIME

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    Keith Douglass Warner

    2001-01-01

    ABSTRACT. Patents for genetic material in the industrialized North have expanded,signi- ficantly over the past twenty years, playing a crucial role in the current configuration of the agricultural biotechnology industries, and raising significant ethical issues. Patents have been claimed for genes, gene sequences, engineered crop species, and the technical processes to engineer them. Most critics have addressed the human,and ecosystem,health

  16. Military Social Work as an Exemplar in Teaching Social Work Competencies

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    Daley, James G.; Carlson, Joan; Evans, Pinkie

    2015-01-01

    This article is for social work educators unfamiliar with military social work and receptive to a number of exemplars to enhance teaching strategies within their courses. Because examples of military social work are directly tied to the Council on Social Work Education competencies, this article offers a number of suggested teaching strategies…

  17. A Delicate Balance: The Catholic College in America

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    Trainor, Stephen L.

    2006-01-01

    George Bernard Shaw famously quipped that "a Catholic university is a contradiction in terms." While the party-line response to Shaw is that the term "Catholic university" is instead a tautology, those who work, study, and teach at such institutions often find themselves pondering Shaw's oxymoron, asking themselves: how are they a university, and…

  18. Playing for God: Managing Athletics at a Catholic School.

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    McGrath, Richard J.

    2001-01-01

    States that, in Catholic schools, the Gospel mission--teaching the Gospel of Jesus to students--should be present in all aspects of the athletic experience. Asserts that encouraging participation in athletics, developing a moral-based athletic program, and properly supervising sports teams are all key elements in the excellence of Catholic

  19. Catholic High School Students' Attitudes toward Homosexuality: A Snapshot of Incoming College Freshmen

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    Maher, Michael J.

    2004-01-01

    This study is a survey of incoming freshmen at a Midwestern Catholic university on their agreement with Church teachings on homosexuality. In general, females had more homo-positive attitudes than males, graduates of catholic high schools had more homo-positive attitudes than graduates from non-Catholic high schools, and graduates from…

  20. Teaching Social Skills and Assertiveness to Students with Disabilities

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    Moffett, Aaron; Alexander, Melissa G. F.; Dummer, Gail M.

    2006-01-01

    This article discusses teaching social skills and assertiveness to students with disabilities. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) content standards for physical education emphasize teaching responsible personal and social behaviors to students of all abilities, to help them develop an understanding of and respect for…

  1. Teaching Social Policy: Integration of Current Legislation and Media Resources

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    DeRigne, LeaAnne

    2011-01-01

    Social work students enter the field of social work for many reasons--from wanting to become clinicians to wanting to advocate for a more socially just world. Social policy classes can be the ideal courses to provide instruction on conducting research on current policy issues. Teaching students about policy advocacy can lead to a class rich with…

  2. Social Science and/or Social Work: Do We (Should We) Teach Them Both?

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    Frysztacki, Krzysztof

    2008-01-01

    Addresses teaching in social work on the basis of two different theories related to social work and social science, noting crucial aspects of each. Notes deep differences between theoretical and applied sciences and discusses ways in which a dynamic complementarity can be achieved in teaching the theoretical and the professional. Applies the major…

  3. SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT/COURSE ASSISTANT

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    6/5/08 SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION TEACHING ASSISTANT/COURSE ASSISTANT ACTION FORM · STUDENT: Please Sciences Building *** DEPARTMENT: Please complete and forward to Lena Sushko ­ STE 460, Humanities & Social OF CITIZENSHIP: (List Visa Type) *** NOTE: BRING Visa info. to Division Office in STE 460, Humanities & Social

  4. Character Education: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence

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    Richardson, Rita Coombs; Tolson, Homer; Huang, Tse-Yang; Lee, Yi-Hsuan

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a social skills program, "Connecting with Other: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence," would enable students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms to develop skills to facilitate socialization with peers with and without disabilities. Students' growth was measured only in…

  5. Understanding Catholic Universities' Organizational Identity: Perspectives from University Leaders

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    Hickey, Suzanne M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the 1960s, American Catholic social institutions have struggled with issues related to their organizational and religious identities (Dosen, 2009; Gallin, 2000; Weakland, 1994). For Catholic colleges and universities, these issues are evidenced by the difficulty some institutions have with being readily able to recognize their distinctive…

  6. The So-Called Failure of Catholic Schools.

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    Greely, Andrew

    1998-01-01

    David Baker and Cornelius Riordan mistakenly claim that Catholic schools failed in the 1950s because they were mediocre. Their article is a house of cards built on a distortion of history and a single new finding that Catholic schools' social-class composition has changed. The "elitism" problem, stemming from rising costs, can be remedied by more…

  7. Teaching and Learning: A Model for Academic and Social Cognition

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    Schiering, Marjorie S.; Bogner, Drew; Buli-Holmberg, Jorun

    2011-01-01

    Learners are multi-faceted, unique people. Discovering the whole individual is incumbent upon realizing the teaching/learning environments, common social and societal realities, and belief and value systems respective of academic and socio-societal factors that establish who one is as a learner and teacher. In "Learning and Teaching," the authors…

  8. Teaching Statistics in Labor, Social, Juridical or Economic Studies

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    Navarrete-Alvarez, Esteban; Rosales-Moreno, Maria Jesus; Huete-Morales, Maria Dolores

    2010-01-01

    Statistics teaching should not be carried out in the same way for all kinds of university students. Instead, teaching statistics should take into account the different fields of study that students have chosen. For example, students of sciences or engineering have different interests and backgrounds compared to students of any social or juridical…

  9. Socialization Experiences Resulting from Doctoral Engineering Teaching Assistantships

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    Mena, Irene B.; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Capobianco, Brenda M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and characterize the types of socialization experiences that result from engineering teaching assistantships. Using situated learning and communities of practice as the theoretical framework, this study highlights the experiences of 28 engineering doctoral students who worked as engineering teaching

  10. Education for Justice. Occasional Papers on Catholic Higher Education. Volume IV, Number 2, Winter 1978.

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    Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

    This report contains a proposal of a task force of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) for the development of an ACCU program on education for justice. It is believed that the Catholic community must be educated in the tradition of Catholic social thought, and a learning environment must be created that reflects a…

  11. Information Systems as a Social Space: Collaborative Teaching of Social Literacies to Technical Students

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    Kalil, Claudia; Monson, Jo; Nodoba, Gaontebale

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a successful experimental collaborative teaching project to deliver a short course to develop work-relevant social literacies in technical students. Heterogeneous work contexts require both students and educators to find ways to integrate thinking and practices across disciplines. Teaching social literacies to information…

  12. H-Catholic

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    Launched on March 2, this new moderated H-Net discussion group is dedicated to the discussion and study of the history and culture of Catholicism. It is intended for scholars and students "whose primary academic foci are the history and/or cultures of the Catholic church and communities defined by a Catholic religious identity." As with other H-Net groups, H-Catholic is intended as an international and interdisciplinary forum for scholarly discussion. Users will find discussion logs and subscription information at the site.

  13. Keeping It Current: Using Technology to Teach about Social Issues

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    Sardone, Nancy B.; Devlin-Scherer, Roberta

    2010-01-01

    In thinking about teaching nonfiction, the authors acknowledge that many contemporary and important nonfiction texts that students should be encouraged to read take up social issues that are not easy to talk about or even to think about. They discovered that combining well-chosen nonfiction on social issues with specialized digital games and other…

  14. The Why, What, and How of Teaching Children Social Skills

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    McArthur, Janice R.

    2002-01-01

    Lack of courtesy among children is a social trend that, along with the decline of the family, the troubling character of some young people, and the lack of shared ethical values, is of some concern. In this article, the author discusses why it is important to teach pro-social behavior and suggests some ways of doing so in the classroom.

  15. Coleman Revisited: Policy Implications for Catholic Educators.

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    Sweeney, Patricia James

    1987-01-01

    Reviews findings from James Coleman's report, "Public and Private High Schools," comparing public and private schools with respect to curriculum, student achievement and knowledge levels, dropout rates, minority group achievement, and students' postsecondary choices. Urges Catholic school principals to provide a school climate that creates "social

  16. Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn: Supporting the Development of New Social Justice Educators

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    Picower, Bree

    2011-01-01

    This study explores the role that participating in a critical inquiry project (CIP) played on the development of new educators who aspire to teach from a social justice perspective. The study also examines how relationships between the first- and second-year teacher participants shaped their development as social justice educators, learners, and…

  17. Teaching Notes: Reframing Multicultural Education--Teaching White Privilege in the Social Work Curriculum

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    Abrams, Laura S.; Gibson, Priscilla

    2007-01-01

    This article proposes a model of teaching diversity in social work education that includes significant content on White privilege. The authors first discuss some limitations of social work's current multicultural framework. Next, they introduce concepts and pedagogical strategies concerning White identity and privilege that are drawn from…

  18. Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD, and Asperger's, Revised Edition

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    Giler, Janet Z.

    2011-01-01

    "Socially ADDept" helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and…

  19. Social Studies Teaching: Change and Challenge.

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    Wilson, Virginia S.; Litle, James A.

    1992-01-01

    Shows how demographic changes in U.S. classrooms represent a challenge to social studies teachers. Considers how the social studies curriculum might be adjusted to reflect current demographic trends. (HB)

  20. Social justice in a time of crisis. Catholic tradition offers creative ideas for solving the problems of healthcare costs and access.

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    Weakland, R G

    1991-04-01

    In this moment of crisis, Catholic healthcare leaders must seek root causes and thorough solutions to the pressures of rising costs and the grave question of access to healthcare. The first question is whether the system can be fixed or if a more radical approach is needed. To reach a solution, government, business, hospitals, and physicians must sit down at a common table to debate the issue. In 1981 the bishops outlined a series of values or principles that should characterize the U.S. healthcare system, including treating the whole person and providing access for all. These values have characterized Catholic healthcare facilities in the past decades and should not be lost in the present crisis and in the decisions being made for the future. Today, Catholic healthcare leaders have a broadened understanding of Catholic identity and the need to continually probe what that means. They realize Catholic identity is more than a few moral codes; it is a broader concern about the way in which healing takes place. Another gain is the development of lay vocations, but these are often restricted and should be more fully developed. In conjunction with this concept, we need to see hospitals as belonging to the whole Church in terms of its mission and thus the responsibility of the entire body of believers. Finally, a new image is needed concerning how care is provided. We need to bring prevention and care closer together, preventing duplication of major services and making certain basic services available to all. PMID:10109968

  1. Teaching Social Work Students Practice Skills

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    Mumm, Ann Marie

    2006-01-01

    Field instructors have an essential role in the development of students' skills, yet they often struggle with how best to teach students practice skills. This study asked field practicum instructors and their students about the best practice strategies available. Forty-three student/field instructor pairs participated in this research study. Field…

  2. Professional Socialization and Social Work Values: Who Are We Teaching?

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    Stephanie Valutis; Deborah Rubin; Melissa Bell

    2011-01-01

    Despite the centrality of values to professional socialization, the social work literature lacks an extensive exploration of the readiness of students to be socialized into the profession and taught the theoretical framework and skills for ethical decision making. This study explored the relationship between age, academic class standing, and identity development. Results indicated that the Identity Achievement status occurs later

  3. An Analysis of the Use of Social Stories in Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Sani Bozkurt, Sunagul; Vuran, Sezgin

    2014-01-01

    Social stories play a significant part in the teaching skills and behaviors to children with ASD who lack social skills. The purpose of this study is to analyze studies in which social stories were used for teaching social skills to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study includes a descriptive review and meta-analysis…

  4. Social Studies, Grade 1: A Teaching System.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.

    The overall social studies recommended program is described in SO 000 675. However, this guide contains suggestions for teachers to help them in implementing this program. The local environment studies concentrate on the building of effective citizenship as a member of a home, school, and community groups with respect to: social organization,…

  5. Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change.

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    Shor, Ira

    Empowering education is defined as a critical-democratic pedagogy for self and social change. It is a student-centered program for multicultural democracy in school and society that approaches individual growth as an active, cooperative, and social process. The pedagogy described in this book is student-centered, but not permissive or…

  6. Corporate Takeover of U.S. Catholic Education and the Effect on Catholic Identity: Models from the Church's 19th-Century Schools and 21st-Century Hospitals

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    O'Gorman, Robert T.

    2015-01-01

    There is a movement toward "corporatization" evident in Catholic hospitals, Catholic schools, and Catholic social service agencies taking up management structures and other features and behaviors employed by corporations. Many see these practices as threatening the identity and influence of religion as the profit concerns begin to take…

  7. The Influence of Social Intelligence on Effective Music Teaching

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    Jay A. Juchniewicz

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of social intelligence on effective music teaching. A panel of music education experts, comprised of music education faculty members and music supervisors from large county public school systems in the State of Florida, were asked to list up to five teachers and their schools from “exemplary programs” and up to

  8. Teaching Critical Thinking in Social Work Practice Courses.

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    Mumm, Ann Marie; Kersting, Robert

    1997-01-01

    Social workers in direct practice rely on critical thinking to apply theories, make informed decisions, and explain their assessments and decisions. This paper defines critical thinking and discusses skills needed for its development, methods and assignments for teaching those skills to undergraduate and graduate students in practice courses, and…

  9. Involving Parents in Teaching Social Communication Skills to Young Children

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    Weiss, Amy L.; Theadore, Geraldine

    2011-01-01

    This article focuses on why and how speech-language pathologists and other professionals can encourage the involvement of parents in teaching social communication skills to their young children. Four main topics are explored: (1) the evidence that many of the children with special needs served by speech-language pathologists and other…

  10. Challenging the Expanding Environment Model of Teaching Elementary Social Studies.

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    Palmer, Jesse

    1989-01-01

    Looks at criticism of the Expanding Environments Model in the elementary school social studies curriculum. Cites recent reports that recommend a history-centered elementary curriculum. States that teaching methods may be the cause of historical, civic, and geographic illiteracy rather than the Expanding Environments Model. (LS)

  11. Resources for Teaching about Energy in the Social Studies Classroom.

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    Sherman, Robin; Stone, Kim

    1992-01-01

    Lists instructional resources for use by social studies teachers in teaching about energy. Includes curriculum materials, videotapes, organizations, government agencies, and industry trade associations that can provide information. Suggests items on energy conservation, global warming, ecology, nuclear power, fossil fuels, oil spills, and…

  12. The Future of Teaching Research in the Social Sciences

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    Wagner, C.

    2009-01-01

    Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…

  13. Social Studies in the Dark: Using Docudramas to Teach History

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    D'Sa, Benicia

    2005-01-01

    This article, discusses the rationale for using films, specifically docudramas, for teaching social studies and presents guidelines and resources for helping teachers to do so. Included are several Web resources that assist teachers in the selection and use of specific films to complement classroom instruction. The author has also incorporated the…

  14. Teaching for Social Justice: From Conceptual Frameworks to Classroom Practices

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    Dover, Alison G.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the author presents the results of a multistate study examining how teachers, and specifically secondary English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, conceptualize and implement teaching for social justice in standards-based contexts. Additional analysis underscores how this practice both reflects and extends earlier equity-oriented…

  15. Socialization Experiences Resulting from Engineering Teaching Assistantships at Purdue University

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    Mena, Irene B.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and understand the types of socialization experiences that result from engineering teaching assistantships. Using situated learning as the theoretical framework and phenomenology as the methodological framework, this study highlights the experiences of 28 engineering doctoral students who worked as…

  16. Teaching Social Skills in a Virtual Environment: An Exploratory Study

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    Baker, Jason; Parks-Savage, Agatha; Rehfuss, Mark

    2009-01-01

    This article reports on an exploratory study which examines the use of virtual environment technology as a tool to teach elementary school children social skills. Small group interventions were assessed to determine how the participants were measurably different on 7 different dependent variables: problem behaviors, academic competence,…

  17. Handbook on Teaching Social Issues. NCSS Bulletin 93.

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    Evans, Ronald W., Ed.; Saxe, David Warren, Ed.

    This handbook explores the issues-centered curriculum for social studies teaching and how student performance reflects an intellectual capacity to address public issues. The book is divided into 11 parts with essays to address specific aspects of the approach. The foreword, written by Shirley Engle, establishes a context for issues-based…

  18. Five Decades of Adult Education at U.C.C., 1948-1998: From Roman Catholic Social Reconstructionism to Community Partnerships and Empowerment.

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    O Fathaigh, Mairtin; O'Sullivan, Denis

    Looking back over the past 5 decades of adult education at University College, Cork, one is struck by the realities of continuity and change as the guiding rationale moved from Roman Catholic reconstructionism to community partnership and empowerment. Structures put in place under President O'Rahilly's sponsorship persisted so robustly they…

  19. Forming Values in the Media Age. Sourcebook for Media Literacy Education in Catholic Schools and Parishes.

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    O'Brien, Kevin

    This sourcebook provides background materials and teaching suggestions for Catholic Church educators implementing a media literacy program. The six chapters are: Chapter 1, "Why Media Literacy?," recognizes the Catholic Church's challenge and a call for critical consciousness. Chapter 2, "The Four Principles of Media Literacy," is subdivided into:…

  20. Teaching for Social Justice: Searching for Pedagogy

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    Ryan, Diana F.; Katz, Susan J.

    2005-01-01

    Two university professors investigated whether or not specific pedagogy contributes to raising students' self-awareness and development of critical thinking regarding issues of social justice. This paper describes two pedagogical tools used in the study: the Roundtable and the GRECSO model. The Roundtable is a whole-class activity that explores…

  1. Social Studies, Grade 3. Teaching Systems II.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.

    The overall social studies recommended program is described in SO 000 675; the nature of this guide, and the emphasis and organization of the units are described in SO 000 679. The three units in this part of the third grade course are: Tropical Rainforest, Mountain Communities, and Grassland Communities involving the typical climatic conditions,…

  2. Teaching International Business via Social Media Projects

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    Alon, Ilan; Herath, Ruwanthi Kumari

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of an experiential learning technique coupled with social media in an international marketing course. It was conducted among 155 students placed in groups that were assigned to develop a YouTube video for use as a country branding marketing tool. Measured evaluations of the students'…

  3. TEACHING YOUTH IN A SOCIALLY TOXIC ENVIRONMENT

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    Gloria Durka

    2000-01-01

    We live in a world that is at once violent and beautiful. Childhood and adolescence ideally are times of safety, security, and imaginative explorations into an ever widening world. But for too many young people, the world is a dangerous place. As religious educators, how can we transform the socially toxic environments of home and neighborhood into places of “caring

  4. Literary Fiction as a Tool for Teaching Social Theory and Critical Consciousness

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    Weber, Christina D.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, I discuss the possibilities that emerge from using literary fiction as a tool for teaching social theory and critical consciousness. Focusing on data from a social theory course I taught in fall 2007, along with my experiences teaching social theory, I evaluate the utility of utilizing literary fiction in the social theory…

  5. Twitter for Teaching: Can Social Media Be Used to Enhance the Process of Learning?

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    Evans, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning by students in higher education? Social media have become widely adopted by students in their personal lives. However, the application of social media to teaching and learning remains to be fully explored. In this study, the use of the social media tool Twitter for teaching was…

  6. Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility and Transfer of Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Teachers and Coaches

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    Gordon, Barrie; Doyle, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    The transfer of learning from the gym to other areas of participants' lives has always been a core component of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model. The degree to which transfer of learning is successfully facilitated in the reality of Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model-based teaching and coaching is, however,…

  7. Socialization experiences resulting from engineering teaching assistantships at Purdue University

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    Mena, Irene B.

    The purpose of this study was to explore and understand the types of socialization experiences that result from engineering teaching assistantships. Using situated learning as the theoretical framework and phenomenology as the methodological framework, this study highlights the experiences of 28 engineering doctoral students who worked as engineering teaching assistants (TAs), in response to the following research question: What socialization experiences do engineering doctoral students report going through as a result of being engineering TAs? Data was obtained via interviews (individual and focus group, with participants from various schools of engineering at Purdue University), informal observations, and supporting documents. These multiple data sources were analyzed and triangulated to find recurring themes in and characteristics of the graduate engineering TA experience. Participants in this study characterized their socialization experiences in the following categories: participation in TA training of different kinds, interactions with different groups of individuals, the undertaking of various types of TA responsibilities, the balancing of teaching and research, and the use and development of certain skills. In addition, some differences in experiences were found depending on type of TA appointment, stage of doctoral study, semesters as a TA, career goals, and engineering program.

  8. A Little Bit Catholic? Boards, Commissions, Councils, and Catholic Identity.

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    Clark, Vincent

    2001-01-01

    Contends that it is important to ask the correct questions pertaining to academic programming, professional development, learning environments, and Catholic identity before setting goals for the next academic school year. Lists seven questions that might help Catholic school administrators better prepare their school for the near future. (CJW)

  9. Teaching for Social Justice with Standards-Based Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum

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    Dover, Alison George

    2010-01-01

    Teaching for social justice is the attempt by classroom teachers to use their position in the classroom to promote social and educational reform within and despite current educational conditions and mandates. However, while a growing number of K-12 teachers have published anecdotal reports of their attempts to teach for social justice in secondary…

  10. Student Teachers Socialization Development by Teaching Blog: Reflections and Socialization Strategies

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    Chou, Chun-Mei

    2011-01-01

    This study aims to probe into the cognitive sources and reflective content of student teachers' socialization, such as job proficiency, goals and values, school culture, and role regulation by "teaching blog". This paper utilizes eight student teachers of business, data processing, Chinese, English, science, and technology as subjects. Through…

  11. Teacher Retention in Catholic Schools

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    Przygocki, Walter F.

    2004-01-01

    Teacher attrition is a concern in all educational sectors but is of special importance to Catholic schools because of the salary disparity between public and Catholic schools. This review examines the research on teacher retention in general with a view to understanding how this knowledge might inform teacher recruitment and retention strategies…

  12. Catholic Preschools: Some Legal Concerns.

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    Shaughnessy, Mary Angela

    This publication looks at the effect of the law on preschool programs conducted by nonpublic agencies. In the first chapter, a distinction is drawn between day care and preschool. The second chapter deals with sources of the law that are applied to preschool. Canon law affects Catholic schools. Catholic schools, as well as public schools, are…

  13. Strange Bedfellows: The New Neoliberalism of Catholic Schooling in the United States

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    Burke, Kevin J.

    2012-01-01

    The article utilizes critical social theory and critical religious theory to examine the emergent and historically aberrant alignment between Catholic schools and neoliberal market-based reforms in the United States. The author traces the historical split between Catholic and public schooling, attending to the role of the litigious in shaping…

  14. Catholic Grade Schools and Academic Achievement

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    William Sander

    1996-01-01

    The effect of a Catholic grade school education on the test scores of non-Hispanic whites is examined. Particular attention is given to the issue of selection into the Catholic grade school sector. It is shown that eight years in a Catholic grade school is associated with higher vocabulary, mathematics, and reading test scores. No Catholic grade school effect is found

  15. The financial status of Catholic hospitals: 1982-1983.

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    Choate, G M; Walker, W R; Unger, M

    1986-01-01

    Recently available figures for 1982 and 1983 show that Catholic hospitals as a whole attained positive ratios of net income to fund balances and that these gains exceeded inflation in both years. The financial picture varies, however, when data for specific categories of Catholic hospitals are examined. For example, smaller hospitals relied more on borrowed funds to finance assets and generate profits, and for many of them these profits still did not exceed the 1983 inflation rate. Hospitals particularly vulnerable to diagnosis-related group payment--that is, teaching hospitals, hospitals with negative operating income, and hospitals adding beds--possessed less liquidity than Catholic hospitals aggregately. Hospitals in each of these categories experienced less-than-average basic profitability as well. PMID:10275109

  16. Roman Catholic doctrine guiding end-of-life care: a summary of the recent discourse.

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    Bradley, Ciarán T

    2009-04-01

    Recent statements emanating from high-level church authorities have reignited discussion over the traditional Roman Catholic doctrine guiding end-of-life care. Although these statements concerned the specific issue of artificial nutrition and hydration for patients in a persistent vegetative state, they contain principles that might be applied to other life-prolonging interventions. This paper examines the origins of the Catholic moral tradition that guides end-of-life care. Included is a discussion of the "ordinary-extraordinary" distinction, as well as the Catholic definition of "euthanasia by omission." Further discussion focuses on those recent statements that have reaffirmed the Church's teaching regarding life-sustaining interventions. Although a source of some consternation, these statements should spark healthy discussion within Catholic health care facilities and among patients seeking advice about advance care planning within a Catholic framework. Moreover, the statements rightly reaffirm the Church's unwavering commitment to delivering compassionate palliative care. PMID:19327075

  17. The Education Task Group: Teaching Proposal Writing to Social Work Students

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    Diane C. Haslett

    1998-01-01

    The task group is an essential teaching tool in social work education. Further, task groups are central to this curriculum component designed to teach proposal-writing skills to social work students. This paper presents a model for education task groups and illustrates that model through discussion of a two-semester proposal writing assignment in the field seminar.

  18. Utilizing Teaching Interactions to Facilitate Social Skills in the Natural Environment

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    Kassardjian, Alyne; Taubman, Mitchell; Rudrud, Eric; Leaf, Justin B.; Edwards, Andrew; McEachin, John; Leaf, Ron; Schulze, Kim

    2013-01-01

    Individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder often display deficits in social skills. While research has shown behavioral interventions to be effective in teaching and/or increasing a variety of appropriate social skills, limited research has shown generalization of these skills to the natural setting. The Teaching Interaction procedure…

  19. Texts, Talk...and Fear? English Language Arts Teachers Negotiate Social Justice Teaching

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    Bender-Slack, Delane

    2010-01-01

    Delane Bender-Slack takes on the important subject of teaching for social justice. Her article's strength is in its uncompromising look at complex, often misinterpreted teaching challenges. This article focuses on actual teachers working for social justice in their classrooms. Working from a strong theoretical framework, she pushes us in new…

  20. Learning to Teach for Social Justice-Beliefs Scale: An Application of Rasch Measurement Principles

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    Ludlow, Larry H.; Enterline, Sarah E.; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

    2008-01-01

    The authors illustrate how a Rasch model can guide the development of a new affective measurement instrument--the Learning to Teach for Social Justice--Beliefs scale. The results provide strong evidence of a meaningful continuum of attitudes about teaching for social justice ranging from those easier to endorse to those more difficult to endorse.…

  1. A Response to Arguments for Teaching Social Issues in the Freshman Composition Classroom.

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    Haley, Darryl E.

    Teachers of first-year college composition, particularly instructors and graduate teaching assistants with little or no teaching experience, are caught up in a debate concerning the appropriateness of social action as a facet of their personal pedagogical strategies. On the one hand, they are encouraged to promote social activism by individuals…

  2. Strategies to Reduce Negative Socialization in the First Years of Teaching

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    Hushman, Glenn; Napper-Owens, Gloria

    2012-01-01

    Transitioning into a new role can be difficult in any walk of life, and this is no different for physical educators entering a new teaching environment. In a new setting, a physical educator may go through a socialization process where beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and teaching philosophies are influenced. Teacher socialization research suggests…

  3. Debunking Common Sense and the Taken for Granted: A Pedagogical Strategy for Teaching Social Problems

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    LeMoyne, Terri; Davis, Jean Marie

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors argue that one approach to teaching Introduction to Social Problems is to structure the course content around taken-for-granted beliefs that many students have about the social world. In doing so, the authors discuss the social construction of social problems, how sociology differs from common sense, and the importance…

  4. On the Different Social Scripts of Teaching and Learning Between Chinese and Westerners

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    Lihong Wu

    2008-01-01

    The influence of social scripts is omnipresent. Everyone behaves in one's own culture following the relevant social scripts without realizing them. Social scripts are built up day by day; they are rooted in people's mind. This is one part of culture. This paper attempts to illustrate the respective social scripts of learning and teaching between Chinese and western students. Detailed

  5. Danger and Opportunity: Challenges in Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in the Social Work Curriculum

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    Scheyett, Anna

    2006-01-01

    Evidence-based practice has received increased emphasis within the social work field in the past decade and social work educational programs are including more evidence-based practice content in their curricula. This article examines some issues social work educators may wish to consider as they teach evidence-based practice to social work…

  6. Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today's Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media

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    Moran, Mike; Seaman, Jeff; Tinti-Kane, Hester

    2011-01-01

    Faculty are big users of and believers in social media. Virtually all higher education teaching faculty are aware of the major social media sites; more than three-quarters visited a social media site within the past month for their personal use; and nearly one-half posted content. Even more impressive is their rate of adoption of social media in…

  7. Poetics, Politics, and the Life of Latino Catholics in California

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    Sandell, David P.

    2009-01-01

    This essay explores poetics and politics among Latino Catholics in Fresno, California, who draw on a tradition of storytelling and religious ritual to mitigate the hardships that result from their marginal social assignment. Storytelling and ritual allow them to recognize where faith and daily life intersect, exposing the tensions--including those…

  8. Can there be ‘faithful dissent’ within Catholic religious education in schools?

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    Graham P. McDonough

    2009-01-01

    Catholic education struggles with an apparent tension between student-centred methods and remaining true to the official Church teaching. The traditional view holds that students are to learn ecclesial facts, but contemporary pedagogy promotes a wider range of experiences. Consequentially, teachers struggle with the question of how to deal with reasonable student dissent on non-infallible teachings like contraception, female ordination and

  9. Teaching Human Poses Interactively to a Social Robot

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    Gonzalez-Pacheco, Victor; Malfaz, Maria; Fernandez, Fernando; Salichs, Miguel A.

    2013-01-01

    The main activity of social robots is to interact with people. In order to do that, the robot must be able to understand what the user is saying or doing. Typically, this capability consists of pre-programmed behaviors or is acquired through controlled learning processes, which are executed before the social interaction begins. This paper presents a software architecture that enables a robot to learn poses in a similar way as people do. That is, hearing its teacher's explanations and acquiring new knowledge in real time. The architecture leans on two main components: an RGB-D (Red-, Green-, Blue- Depth) -based visual system, which gathers the user examples, and an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system, which processes the speech describing those examples. The robot is able to naturally learn the poses the teacher is showing to it by maintaining a natural interaction with the teacher. We evaluate our system with 24 users who teach the robot a predetermined set of poses. The experimental results show that, with a few training examples, the system reaches high accuracy and robustness. This method shows how to combine data from the visual and auditory systems for the acquisition of new knowledge in a natural manner. Such a natural way of training enables robots to learn from users, even if they are not experts in robotics. PMID:24048336

  10. Teaching human poses interactively to a social robot.

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    Gonzalez-Pacheco, Victor; Malfaz, Maria; Fernandez, Fernando; Salichs, Miguel A

    2013-01-01

    The main activity of social robots is to interact with people. In order to do that, the robot must be able to understand what the user is saying or doing. Typically, this capability consists of pre-programmed behaviors or is acquired through controlled learning processes, which are executed before the social interaction begins. This paper presents a software architecture that enables a robot to learn poses in a similar way as people do. That is, hearing its teacher's explanations and acquiring new knowledge in real time. The architecture leans on two main components: an RGB-D (Red-, Green-, Blue- Depth) -based visual system, which gathers the user examples, and an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) system, which processes the speech describing those examples. The robot is able to naturally learn the poses the teacher is showing to it by maintaining a natural interaction with the teacher. We evaluate our system with 24 users who teach the robot a predetermined set of poses. The experimental results show that, with a few training examples, the system reaches high accuracy and robustness. This method shows how to combine data from the visual and auditory systems for the acquisition of new knowledge in a natural manner. Such a natural way of training enables robots to learn from users, even if they are not experts in robotics. PMID:24048336

  11. Using Social Media Applications for Educational Outcomes in College Teaching: A Structural Equation Analysis

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    Cao, Yingxia; Ajjan, Haya; Hong, Paul

    2013-01-01

    As more and more faculty members jump on the wagon of social media, an increasing number of publications began to investigate the adoption of social media applications and its motivators in and out of the classrooms. However, little research has paid close attention to the educational outcomes of social media utilization in college teaching. Thus,…

  12. Using Qualitative Data from Children to Teach about Gender Role Socialization.

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    Reeves, Joy B.

    1987-01-01

    Suggests techniques for teaching about gender role socialization. Personal, qualitative data provided by children can be used effectively to: (1) highlight issues in gender role socialization; (2) generate research hypotheses; (3) stimulate creative research designs; (4) illustrate how gender role socialization occurs; and (5) illustrate the…

  13. "Our Family Business Was Education": Professional Socialization among Intergenerational African-American Teaching Families

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    Dingus, Jeannine E.

    2008-01-01

    Teacher socialization is primarily examined as an institutional-based phenomenon, with particular focus on individuals' PK-12 schooling experiences, teacher education programs, or workplace-based socialization. This study situates professional socialization experiences of African-American teachers within teaching families, examining how culturally…

  14. Universities: Catholic and American, Responsible and Free.

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    Gallin, Alice, Ed.

    1987-01-01

    The role of the theologian in Catholic colleges and universities is among several topics addressed in 11 articles. Some authors describe how they carry out the Catholic mission in higher education, while others focus on the historical background for the attempt by the Congregation for Catholic Education to describe and mandate a universal and…

  15. Is a "Catholic" Philosophy Department Possible?

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    Langan, Thomas

    1978-01-01

    Secularization and pluralism exist in Catholic universities today. There is no dominant Catholic philosophical tradition. Other philosophies, including neothomism and Christian existentialism, are discussed. The nature of the problem in Catholic philosophy departments and the task to overcome the situation at undergraduate and graduate levels are…

  16. Catholics in the REA, 1903-1953

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    Elias, John L.

    2004-01-01

    This article describes the involvement of Roman Catholics in the Religious Education Association during the first 50 years of its existence. It examines attitudes of Protestants toward Catholics expressed in journal articles, convention speeches, and archival material. It presents the contributions of Roman Catholics at conventions and in journal…

  17. Human Resource Administration in Catholic School Systems.

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    Dobzanski, Joan L.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a comprehensive human resource program, the purpose of which is to enhance the quality of Catholic education for all students. Defines the assumptions on which the formation and implementation of human resource programs for Catholic schools are based. Highlights the role and responsibilities of Catholic school system leaders. (VWC)

  18. The Newspaper in the Classroom: Teaching Aids for Secondary Schools/ Social Science.

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    Copley Newspapers, San Diego, CA. Dept. of Education.

    This teaching kit includes two booklets, "Your Newspaper: An Exciting World at Your Fingertips" and "Teaching Aids for the Social Sciences." Several maps, a list of Copley films and filmstrips and order blanks, and a selection of current news service reports which are updated periodically. These materials are all designed to encourage the use of…

  19. Preparing Preservice English Teachers to Design and Teach Social Justice-Oriented Literacy Lessons Online

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    Herrmann, Bailey

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation investigates how future secondary English teachers construct an understanding of teaching literacy for social justice and how they enact that understanding, particularly with regard for constructing curriculum for and teaching young adult novels online. This research suggests three recommendations for creating strong…

  20. Using Your Daily Newspaper to Teach Social Studies from the Ads.

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    Lukens, Chris

    One of a series prepared by the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, this teaching guide offers ideas on using the newspaper advertisements to teach social studies. Suggestions for using newspaper advertisements include studying tour and travel items and locating places on the map, using restaurant advertisements to increase cultural awareness and examine…

  1. Cognitive, Social and Teaching Presence in a Virtual World and a Text Chat

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    Traphagan, Tomoko Watanabe; Chiang, Yueh-hui Vanessa; Chang, Hyeseung Maria; Wattanawaha, Benjaporn; Lee, Haekyung; Mayrath, Michael Charles; Woo, Jeongwon; Yoon, Hyo-Jin; Jee, Min Jung; Resta, Paul E.

    2010-01-01

    Using a framework of cognitive, social, and teaching presence, the nature of learning experiences in a three-dimensional virtual world environment (Second Life) and a text-chat learning environment without visuals (TeachNet) were investigated. A mixed method of code frequencies, coherence graphs, interviews, and a survey was used. The results…

  2. A Challenge for Social Studies Educators: Teaching about Islam, "Jihad," and "Shari'ah" Law

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    Moore, James R.

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author investigates the controversial curricular and instructional aspects of teaching about Islam in social studies courses. Specifically, the author discusses pedagogically sound approaches to teaching about "jihad" and "Shari'ah" law, two of the most important and controversial concepts in Islam that often generate intense…

  3. Catholic Women's Colleges in America.

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    Schier, Tracy, Ed.; Russett, Cynthia, Ed.

    The chapters in this collection provide a comprehensive history of Catholic women's colleges in the United States and how they have met the challenges of broader educational change. The chapters are: (1) "Faith, Knowledge, and Gender" (Jill Ker Conway); (2) "Colleges of Religious Women's Congregations: The Spiritual Heritage" (Monika K. Hellwig);…

  4. Increasing Social Skills and Pro-Social Behavior for Three Children Diagnosed with Autism through the Use of a Teaching Package

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    Leaf, Justin B.; Taubman, Mitchell; Bloomfield, Stephanie; Palos-Rafuse, Letty; Leaf, Ron; McEachin, John; Misty L. Oppenheim

    2009-01-01

    This study assessed the effectiveness of a Teaching Interaction procedure for four social skills across three participants diagnosed with autism. All social skills fell into four broad domains (i.e., social-communication, play, emotion skills, and choice/selection skills). In addition, a teaching package was used to increase communication between…

  5. Understanding Social Nature of an Online Community of Practice for Learning to Teach

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    Tsai, I-Chun

    2012-01-01

    This study is aimed to explore the social nature of membership in an online community of practice (NETwork, Nurturing Elementary Teachers' work) whose purpose is to support pre-service and in-service teachers with a collaborative virtual space for learning how to teach. Path analysis was employed to explore the relationships among social

  6. Teaching "Shabanu": The Challenges of Using World Literature in the US Social Studies Classroom

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    Crocco, Margaret Smith

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses inclusion of global literature in social studies curricula, especially in teaching about women of the world. It analyses the attraction of, and difficulties with, a popular work of young adult fiction, "Shabanu," often taught in US middle-school social studies and humanities classrooms. It uses the framework of post-colonial,…

  7. Group Counseling: Techniques for Teaching Social Skills to Students with Special Needs

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    Stephens, Derk; Jain, Sachin; Kim, Kioh

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines literature that supports the use of group counseling techniques in the school setting to teach social skills to children and adolescents with special needs. From the review of this literature it was found that group counseling is a very effective way of addressing a variety of social skills problems that can be displayed by…

  8. "Why" and "How" We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course

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    Fenton, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Social entrepreneurship, while not a new term, does not have a universal definition. Teaching entrepreneurship in a comprehensive university capstone course often includes a formal business plan project. By incorporating concepts of social entrepreneurship, students develop an awareness of entrepreneurship beyond a more traditional approach. This…

  9. A "Tools for Teachers" Approach for Infusing Social Skills Instruction into Daily Teaching Activities

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    Leffert, James S.; Brady, Mary E.; Siperstein, Gary N.

    2009-01-01

    Students participate in a "social community" of learners. For children with learning problems, mastering the skills needed to actively participate in this community can be a challenge. How can teachers find time to provide social skills instruction, given the pressures to teach academic subjects first and foremost? This article shows school…

  10. Teaching Social Media Journalism: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Curriculum Design

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    Bor, Stephanie E.

    2014-01-01

    In response to the growing demand for digitally competent employees in the news media industry, journalism schools are cautiously integrating social media reporting into their curriculum. This study explores techniques for teaching news reporting on social media platforms focusing on challenges and opportunities for learning engagement that…

  11. Teaching Note--Heterosexism as Experienced by LGBT Social Work Educators

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    Johnson, Lisa M.

    2014-01-01

    As social work educators, much of our practice involves helping students think critically about complex political, economic, and social issues. One of the most complex and contentious sociopolitical issues of our time has been civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. This teaching note considers how we, as LGBT…

  12. Teaching Students How to Integrate and Assess Social Networking Tools in Marketing Communications

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    Schlee, Regina Pefanis; Harich, Katrin R.

    2013-01-01

    This research is based on two studies that focus on teaching students how to integrate and assess social networking tools in marketing communications. Study 1 examines how students in marketing classes utilize social networking tools and explores their attitudes regarding the use of such tools for marketing communications. Study 2 focuses on an…

  13. Teaching Internet-Based Social Work Advocacy Practice in Cyberspace: A Course Example and Conceptual Framework

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    John B. McNutt; Goutham M. Menon

    (Abstract) Virtual practice (e-therapy, electronic advocacy and so forth) is an undeniable part of the new social work practice. This paper discusses the issues involved in teaching virtual practice through virtual educational methods. The major issues are discussed, educational concerns are examined and a framework for practice is developed. Professional practice is central to any profession, including social work. All

  14. Teaching Handicapped Students Social Studies: A Resource Handbook for K-12 Teachers.

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    Shaw, Terry, Ed.

    Written by teachers, the manual contains nine chapters designed to help regular and special education teachers teach social studies to handicapped students in the mainstreamed setting. Chapters have the following titles and authors: "Social Studies in the Mainstreamed Classroom, K-6" (A. Ochoa, S. Shuster); "My Place in Space--Painting Maps on…

  15. Public and Catholic Schooling: The Effects of Gender Context Policy.

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    Riordan, Cornelius

    1985-01-01

    Compares effects of three school types: single-sex Catholic, mixed-sex Catholic, and mixed-sex public. Results indicate that Catholic single-sex school are nearly twice as effective as Catholic mixed-sex schools, suggesting that there are important differences between these types of schools and that comparisons between public and Catholic schools…

  16. The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University.

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    Hesburgh, Theodore M., Ed.

    This book offers 30 papers on the continuing discussion of the nature of a Catholic university. The papers are: "Introduction: The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University" (Theodore M. Hesburgh); "Reflections on the Mission of a Catholic University" (Harold W. Attridge); "The Difference of a Catholic University" (Otto Bird); "A Catholic

  17. Teaching Introductory Statistics in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Approach & Rationale

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    Rossi A. Hassad; H. G. Wells

    2003-01-01

    The teaching and learning of introductory statistics in the behavioral sciences continues to generate much debate on content and pedagogy amidst on-going reform. Facilitating change where appropriate also necessitates an understanding of instructors' motivation for their approach. This pilot study explored approaches to teaching introductory statistics, and instructors' rationale for their approach. Emphasis on concept, calculation and both were reported

  18. Teaching Introductory Statistics in the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Approach & Rationale

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    Hassad, Rossi A.

    2003-01-01

    The teaching and learning of introductory statistics in the behavioral sciences continues to generate much debate on content and pedagogy amidst on-going reform. Facilitating change where appropriate also necessitates an understanding of instructors' motivation for their approach. This pilot study explored approaches to teaching introductory…

  19. From Need to Ownership: Socialization into Online Teaching.

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    Mellon, Constance A.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the issue of online teaching and presents a change model, the Personal Response Model, that focuses on the adoption of online teaching by experienced faculty in higher education. Topics include diffusion of innovations and types of adopters; experiences with instructional development, including emotional response to innovation; and…

  20. What Are They Saying about Catholic Schools? Discourse on PK-12 Catholic Education, 2005 to 2010

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    Frabutt, James M.; Holter, Anthony C.; Nuzzi, Ronald J.

    2013-01-01

    This essay provides a comprehensive overview of research conducted on Catholic schools and Catholic education during the period 2005 to 2010. The authors proffer both summary and critique, identifying emerging patterns and trends. Recommendations for future research are also included. The breadth and depth of recent research on Catholic education…

  1. Engagement with Pluralism: A New Way of Understanding and Fostering a Catholic Culture within Catholic Universities

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    Strain, Charles R.; Halstead, James; Drexler, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    This article engages in a critical dialogue with Melanie N. Morey and John J. Piderit, S.J.'s "Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis". It proposes a fifth model, the "Catholic Engagment model". It elaborates that model by examining a working paper, "Catholic Identity and the DePaul Student Experience," that has been used in workshops at…

  2. Deep Knowledge: Learning to Teach Science for Understanding and Equity. Teaching for Social Justice

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    Larkin, Douglas B.

    2013-01-01

    "Deep Knowledge" is a book about how people's ideas change as they learn to teach. Using the experiences of six middle and high school student teachers as they learn to teach science in diverse classrooms, Larkin explores how their work changes the way they think about students, society, schools, and science itself. Through engaging case stories,…

  3. Using Literature To Teach Social Skills to Adolescents with LD.

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    Anderson, Peggy L.

    2000-01-01

    Description of the social skill literature strategy (SSLS), an instructional approach that involves integrating social skills intervention into the literature curriculum, focuses on its application using the study of Shakespeare to develop the social skills of secondary students with learning disabilities in an inclusive setting. (Contains…

  4. The Use of Social Media in Teaching Race

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    Nakagawa, Kathy; Arzubiaga, Angela E.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores ways in which race pedagogy interrogates social media as a significant influence on racism and source for race understandings. Social media serves as a context in which to learn about, challenge, and address issues of race. We discuss how social media may be used to promote racial literacy and question and resist racism,…

  5. Digging Deep: Teaching Social Studies through the Study of Archaeology.

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    Wolf, Dennie Palmer, Ed.; Balick, Dana, Ed.; Craven, Julie, Ed.

    This book outlines how to combine the skills of archaeology with the exploration of social studies in the classroom and illustrates how a network of teachers transformed their social studies courses into dynamic, multicultural inquiries using the tools and questions of archaeology. It explains how middle school social studies teachers tamed their…

  6. Nurturing "Critical Hope" in Teaching Feminist Social Work Research

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    Anderson-Nathe, Ben; Gringeri, Christina; Wahab, Stephanie

    2013-01-01

    Despite the congruence between critical feminist values and the cardinal values of the social work profession, feminist research in social work has lagged behind its feminist cousins in the social sciences, particularly in terms of critical uses of theory, reflexivity, and the troubling of binaries. This article presents as praxis our reflections…

  7. Teaching Social Work Research through Practicum: What the Students Learned

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    Svoboda, Deborah V.; Williams, Crystal D.; Jones, Andrea L.; Powell, Kathleen H.

    2013-01-01

    Social work research is an essential component of a doctoral education. Students' perspectives need to be considered when determining how social work research is taught. Students enrolled in a social work doctoral program conducted a single case study that took a retrospective look at the student experience in a two-semester research…

  8. The Problem of Catholic School Teachers Deferring to the Home on Controversial Religious Issues

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    McDonough, Graham P.

    2010-01-01

    This paper observes that an ironic tension occurs in the discussion of controversial issues in some Catholic schools. One technique that teachers use in response to student disagreement with the official Church view on a controversial issue like contraception, homosexuality, or female ordination is to present Church teaching but then suggest that…

  9. Catholic Women Teachers and Scottish Education in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

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    McDermid, Jane

    2009-01-01

    Catholics remained outside the Scottish educational system until 1918. The Church preferred mixed-sex infant schools and either single-sex schools or separate departments. In small towns and rural areas the schools were mixed-sex. Women were considered naturally best suited to teach infants and girls, but even in boys' schools, female assistants…

  10. Catholic Perspectives on Population Issues. Population Bulletin, Vol. 35, No. 6.

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    Murphy, Francis X.

    The bulletin investigates the major positions held by the Catholic Church toward population problems. Separate sections discuss the demographic debate, traditional church teaching, the birth control movement, the Vatican Council II and the Papal Birth Control Commission, Pope Paul's 1968 Encyclical against contraception, the 1980 Synod of Bishops,…

  11. Teaching Social Studies in an Age of Globalization: A Case Study of Secondary Social Studies Teachers' Participation in the UNA-USA's Global Classrooms Curriculum Program

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    Miliziano, Kelly R.

    2009-01-01

    The researcher found few studies that explore decisions of social studies teachers as they plan what and how to teach their classes. Over a century, social studies educators have adapted and responded to political, social, and economic changes. From educating immigrants a century earlier to addressing contemporary cross-border issues, social

  12. Examining the Influence of Campus Leadership Programs at a Catholic University

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    Whitney, Rich; Meents-DeCaigny, Ellen

    2014-01-01

    This study uses the socially responsible leadership and leadership efficacy scales in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) to examine leadership programs at one Catholic campus, and their influence on socially responsible leadership and leadership efficacy. Examining students that identified as involved in 14 campus leadership…

  13. Teaching social responsibility: the Manhattan project. Commentary on "The Six Domains of Research".

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    Gilmer, Penny J; DuBois, Michael

    2002-04-01

    This paper discusses the critical necessity of teaching students about the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists. Both a university scientist and a middle school science teacher reflect on the value of teaching the ethical issues that confront scientists. In the development of the atomic bomb in the US-led Manhattan Project, scientists faced the growing threat of atomic bombs by the Germans and Japanese and the ethical issues involved in successfully completing such a destructive weapon. The Manhattan Project is a prime example of the types of ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities that scientists may confront. PMID:12092491

  14. Investigation on Requirements of Robotic Platforms to Teach Social Skills to Individuals with Autism

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    Nikolopoulos, Chris; Kuester, Deitra; Sheehan, Mark; Dhanya, Sneha

    This paper reports on some of the robotic platforms used in the project AUROSO which investigates the use of robots as educationally useful interventions to improve social interactions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our approach to treatment uses an educational intervention based on Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR), the DIR/Floortime intervention model and social script/stories. Requirements are established and a variety of robotic models/platforms were investigated as to the feasibility of an economical, practical and efficient means of helping teach social skills to individuals with ASD for use by teachers, families, service providers and other community organizations.

  15. Student Heterogeneity and Diversity at Catholic Colleges

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    Elliott, Diane Cardenas

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine structural diversity at Catholic colleges; more specifically, the variation in the student body diversity characteristics of a sample of freshman students matriculated at Catholic colleges. For the purpose of this article, diversity characteristics include background characteristics associated with student…

  16. Coming out of the Catholic Closet

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    Bartlett, Thomas

    2005-01-01

    Gay and lesbian professors have become increasingly visible on Catholic campuses, speaking out on issues like domestic-partnership benefits and recognition of gay-students groups. One of the efforts they put in includes the Conference at Santa Clara University, a public gathering of gays and lesbian professors from Catholic colleges.

  17. Catholic Schools in New York City.

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    Domanico, Raymond

    This report examines the academic performance of New York City's Catholic elementary schools compared with the city's public schools. Catholic elementary schools enroll 98,000 children in New York City, approximately 14 percent of public school enrollment. The report uses data from the State of New York's fourth and eighth grade tests in English…

  18. The Complaint Department in Catholic Schools.

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    Augenstein, John J.; Lieuallen, Karen B.

    1992-01-01

    Examines the current status of grievance procedures at unionized and nonunionized Catholic schools based on a survey of 33 superintendents and union presidents. Discusses the extent to which Catholic schools have formal grievance procedures and the educators' attitudes regarding due process. (DMM)

  19. Infusing Catholic Identity throughout the Campus Community

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    Miller, Amata

    2011-01-01

    This article, originally presented as a plenary address at the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities 2011 Annual Meeting, addresses a bottom-up methodology for infusing the spirit of Catholic identity more deeply throughout a campus community. The author begins with an exploration of some theoretical underpinnings of this approach and…

  20. Critical Intellectual Inquiry at Catholic Colleges

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    Olszewski, Bernard

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author, a professor and an academic administrator at a Catholic college, discusses the topics of academic freedom and intellectual debate within the context of Catholic schools operating under guidelines of the Vatican document "Ex Corde Ecclesiae." Under these guidelines, there are fundamental moral questions that are not…

  1. Negotiating Social Justice Teaching: One Full-Time Teacher's Practice Viewed from the Trenches

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    Gregson, Susan A.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examines the practice of a full-time mathematics teacher and social activist working in a secondary school with the twin missions of college preparation and social justice. Findings detail how this teacher views the relationship between mathematics education and social justice and how her conception of teaching for social justice…

  2. Teaching Social Studies with Technology: New Research on Collaborative Approaches

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    Taylor, Julie Anne; Duran, Mesut

    2006-01-01

    Meeting the demands of teaching in the digital age requires the identification of effective types of educational technology and ways of encouraging its use, and that was the aim of a "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3)" grant to the University of Michigan-Dearborn, from the United States Department of Education. This grant…

  3. Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies

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    Marcus, Alan; Stoddard, Jeremy; Woodward, Walter W.

    2011-01-01

    "Teaching History with Museums" provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums. In this comprehensive textbook, the authors show how museums offer a sophisticated understanding of the past and develop habits of mind in ways that are not easily duplicated in the classroom. Using engaging cases to illustrate…

  4. Teaching qualitative research as a means of socialization to nursing.

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    Arieli, Daniella; Tamir, Batya; Man, Michal

    2015-06-01

    The aim of the present article is to present a model for teaching qualitative research as part of nursing education. The uniqueness of the course model is that it seeks to combine two objectives: (1) initial familiarization of the students with the clinical-nursing environment and the role of the nurse; and (2) understanding the qualitative research approach and inculcation of basic qualitative research skills. The article describes how teaching two central genres in qualitative research - ethnographic and narrative research - constitutes a way of teaching the important skills, concepts, and values of the nursing profession. The article presents the model's structure, details its principal stages, and explains the rationale of each stage. It also presents the central findings of an evaluation of the model's implementation in eight groups over a two-year period. In this way the article seeks to contribute to nursing education literature in general, and to those engaged in clinical training and teaching qualitative research in nursing education in particular. PMID:25799426

  5. Teaching about Science, Technology, and Society in the Social Studies.

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    Piel, Joe

    1979-01-01

    Presents two elementary and two secondary teaching strategies related to food and energy as global issues. Includes making a survey on energy use, an exercise about food, society, and technology, an energy and a water survey, and discussion and experiments concerning food and technology. (CK)

  6. Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven through Nine.

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    Miles, Robert S.

    It is stated that the social science curriculum for gifted junior high school students can be enriched by drawing from psychology, sociology, and anthropology. An overview of instruction in the social sciences includes specification of subject matter emphases in grades 7-9, definition of major goals (process, personal, and situational goals) in…

  7. Teaching Social and Leisure Skills to Youth with Autism.

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    Henning, Joyce; And Others

    The curriculum is designed to foster social skills in autistic youth 10 to 15 years old who already possess basic social readiness skills. A chapter on effective programming methods considers the learning characteristics of autistic children and describes the importance of success, routine and structure, consistency, motivation, and a planned…

  8. Teaching Statistics to Social Science Students: Making It Valuable

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    North, D.; Zewotir, T.

    2006-01-01

    In this age of rapid information expansion and technology, statistics is playing an ever increasing role in education, particularly also in the training of social scientists. Statistics enables the social scientist to obtain a quantitative awareness of socio-economic phenomena hence is essential in their training. Statistics, however, is becoming…

  9. The Uncompromised Curriculum: Videos of Teachers Teaching Social Justice Issues

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    Sonu, Debbie

    2011-01-01

    Despite pressures to narrow the curriculum and focus only on testing, there are teachers who continue to work social justice issues into their elementary lessons through the subject of social studies. These teachers speak of education as an instrument for the public good. In this day and age, it can be hard to find teachers with such…

  10. Teaching the Social Sciences and History in Secondary Schools: A Methods Book.

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    Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.

    This book offers more serious consideration of content in the social studies curriculum by including content-specific chapters written by discipline experts. Interwoven with content coverage are numerous teaching-learning activities. The book is divided into three parts and an introductory chapter by James C. Schott and Laurel R. Singleton. Part…

  11. Using Social Networks to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences in Higher Learning Institutions

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    Balakrishnan, Vimala

    2014-01-01

    The paper first explores the factors that affect the use of social networks to enhance teaching and learning experiences among students and lecturers, using structured questionnaires prepared based on the Push-Pull-Mooring framework. A total of 455 students and lecturers from higher learning institutions in Malaysia participated in this study.…

  12. Social Justice Teaching: Adopting a Critical Pedagogy to Negotiate Old and New Literacies

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    Bender-Slack, Delane

    2009-01-01

    Literacy is intricately linked to social justice, and it can shape the learning that occurs in our English language arts (ELA) classrooms. Challenging the notion of the traditional secondary ELA classroom--as centered on literature and old literacies--I advocate utilizing a critical pedagogy with a new literacy approach that employs texts to teach

  13. Learning and Teaching about Social Studies and Science: A Collaborative Self-Study

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    Christou, Theodore; Bullock, Shawn Michael

    2014-01-01

    This collaborative self-study article explores experiences teaching a cross-curricular undergraduate course that aimed to integrate social studies and science. The course differs from other compulsory components of the teacher candidates' program of study in that it concentrates on disciplinary structure, as opposed to methods, and it treats…

  14. Teachers' Trust in Role Partners, Intention to Continue in Teaching, and Schools Social Composition in Israel

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    Addi-Raccah, Audrey

    2012-01-01

    The study examines teachers' trust in their role partners and its relation to their intention to continue teaching at schools with high and low socioeconomic composition. Based on a questionnaire completed by 149 Israeli teachers in in-service training programs, and interviews with 10 teachers, it was found that teachers attribute different social

  15. A Case of Learning to Teach Social Studies at the Prospect School Teacher Education Program

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    Rodgers, Carol R.

    2011-01-01

    In this case study, part of a larger study of the Prospect School Teacher Education Program, the author investigates the processes of descriptive inquiry by exploring a moment in their evolution and their effect on the learning of one teacher educator and his students ("interns") as they investigated the teaching of social studies. She also…

  16. The Introductory Social Psychology Course: Syllabi and Related Materials. Resource Materials for Teaching.

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    Little, Judith K., Ed.; Barger, George W., Ed.

    One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and instructional materials for introductory courses in social psychology. The document is divided into five sections. Section I, an introduction, presents an overview of material, instructions for using the syllabi set, cost and ordering…

  17. Disrupting Islamophobia: Teaching the Social Construction of Terrorism in the Mass Media

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    McQueeney, Krista

    2014-01-01

    This article presents a critical media literacy technique for teaching about the social construction of terrorism. In a post-9/11 context where the human rights of Arabs and Muslims in the United States and overseas are threatened by drone attacks, profiling, detentions, and hate crimes, educators must not shy away from this issue. I use visual…

  18. Adapting social media as a scaffolding tool for teaching health informatics

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    Karen Day; Stewart Wells

    2009-01-01

    Health informatics is an applied hybrid discipline of health and life sciences, computer science and business. Teaching this subject to undergraduate students, presents the challenge of learning without the assistance of internship or work experience that enable placing the learning in context. We used the university's learning management software as a form of social medium to stimulate discussions in preparation

  19. Evaluation of the Learning to Teach for Social Justice-Beliefs Scale in an Australian Context

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    Ginns, Paul; Loughland, Anthony; Tierney, Robert J.; Fryer, Luke; Amazan, Rose; McCormick, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    A concern for social justice pervades the espoused curriculum of many pre-service teaching programmes, but the extent to which that curriculum influences the beliefs students hold is an open question. With the goal of developing an instrument suitable for evaluating such beliefs at the degree programme level, the present study analysed responses…

  20. Teaching Typically Developing Children to Promote Social Play with Their Siblings with Autism

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    Oppenheim-Leaf, Misty L.; Leaf, Justin B.; Dozier, Claudia; Sheldon, Jan B.; Sherman, James A.

    2012-01-01

    Siblings are important "peers" for children. Unfortunately, children with autism often do not play or interact often with their typically developing siblings. The purpose of this study was to teach three typically developing children (ages 4-6) skills that were likely to increase the amount and quality of social play interactions with their…

  1. Connecting with Teachers: The Case for Language Teaching Research in the Social Sciences

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    Kiely, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Paul Stapleton's assessment of the current state of language teaching research (LTR) raises important issues. However, his proposal that social science research approaches in ELT have failed, and that that they should be replaced by approaches from the biological sciences, is unlikely to connect with the knowledge-building needs of ELT…

  2. Teaching for Justice in the Social Studies Classroom: Millions of Intricate Moves.

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    Makler, Andra, Ed.; Hubbard, Ruth Shagoury, Ed.

    Intended to help teachers make the move from traditional textbooks to a more issue-centered, interdisciplinary social studies curriculum, this collection of essays comes from teachers who describe how to focus on teaching for and toward justice, with critical pedagogy as an underlying theme. The teachers' stories in this collection show the…

  3. Social interest and the development of cortical face specialization: what autism teaches us about face processing.

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    Gauthier, Isabel

    spectrum disorder (ASD) inform upon theories of the development of "normal" face processing, and the story1 Social interest and the development of cortical face specialization: what autism teaches us about Child Study Center and Developmental Neuroimaging Program, Yale University School of Medicine 2

  4. Adventures in Web 2.0: Introducing Social Networking into My Teaching

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    Moorman, Honor

    2009-01-01

    Five months ago, the author introduced Web 2.0 technology to her students, and already, there is a story to tell. Integrating a social networking site into her teaching has been even more challenging and will prove to be even more beneficial than she could have imagined. By sharing her story, the author hopes that she can provide a road map for…

  5. Teaching the Theory of Evolution in Social, Intellectual, and Pedagogical Context

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    Anderson, Ronald D.

    2007-01-01

    Teaching the theory of evolution in classrooms takes place in a social, intellectual, and pedagogical context which must be considered with care if students are to receive a complete and authentic education. In addition to the science education literature on this topic, attention is directed to the expanding literature on science and religion, as…

  6. American Civilization in Historic Perspective, Part I. A Guide for Teaching Social Studies, Grade 11.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.

    This teaching guide offers illustrative and reference materials that are both narrative and graphic on the three topics of Mass Media, Conflicting Ideologies, and Social Control. The objective is to furnish primary materials on these topics not easily available to teachers. Emphasis is on organizing the selections as short cases or studies.…

  7. Islam in Social Studies Education: What We Should Teach Secondary Students and Why It Matters

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    Moore, James R.

    2006-01-01

    One of the most important and difficult challenges facing social studies educators, particularly world history teachers, concerns the role of Islam--one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic religions--in historical and contemporary domestic and international affairs. What teachers choose to teach about Islam and how they present it are…

  8. Teaching Controversial Issues in the Social Studies: A Research Study of High School Teachers

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    Byford, Jeff; Lennon, Sean; Russell, William B.

    2009-01-01

    Building on research conducted over the past twenty years, this study examines teachers' attitudes toward teaching controversial issues in the classroom. Teachers' perceptions, previous research, and this survey indicated that social studies teachers do find value in discussing controversial issues, but perceived consequences may limit teachers in…

  9. Intimate Technology: A Tool for Teaching Anti-Racism in Social Work Education

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    Deepak, Anne C.; Biggs, Mary Jo Garcia

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors introduce a new conceptual tool, intimate technology, to mobilize social work students' commitment to anti-racism. Intimate technology is marked by its emotional intensity and accessibility, and its effect of de-centering knowledge and authority. This teaching strategy integrates the modality of intimate technology via…

  10. Teaching about Oppression through Jenga: A Game-Based Learning Example for Social Work Educators

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    Lichtenwalter, Sara; Baker, Parris

    2010-01-01

    Educators, both novice and experienced, are presented with a formidable constellation of obstacles when attempting to teach the concepts of institutional oppression and unearned privilege. Educators must challenge years of socialization and internalized ideologies of superiority that make hierarchies of privilege appear to be the natural order. In…

  11. Teaching Note--Incorporating Social Innovation Content into Macro Social Work Education

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    Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie; Cosner Berzin, Stephanie

    2015-01-01

    The practice of social innovation offers promising approaches for addressing social issues. Although many social innovation strategies are congruent with macro social work theory and practice, some of the insights and tactics that have emerged in the social innovation field have the potential to strengthen current macro practice. Based on our…

  12. Teaching with Primary Sources: Lesson Plans for Creative Teaching in Social Studies.

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    Bates, William; And Others

    This handbook contains lesson plans developed by secondary teachers for working with primary source materials drawn from 20th century novels and motion pictures. Readers are encouraged to adapt these materials to fit their own teaching. Lessons are developed around: (1) "The Jungle," (Upton Sinclair); (2) "Gandhi" (film); (3) "All Quiet on the…

  13. It's Time We Teach Social-Emotional Competence as Well as We Teach Academic Competence

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    Bernard, Michael E.

    2006-01-01

    This article discusses the non-academic, social-emotional factors that contribute to student academic achievement, including the cognitive-behavioral characteristics of underachieving students and those with learning disabilities; the "You Can Do It! Education" (YCDI) theory of achievement; derivative research on social-emotional capabilities,…

  14. Catholic College Search from NCCAA

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    Launched by the National Catholic College Admission Association (NCCAA), this site is a handy resource for anyone who might be interested in attending one of the approximately 200 colleges indexed. Visitors may browse the index by name or region of the country or search by a number of options, including student enrollment, campus settings, undergraduate academic programs, ethnic diversity, and sports, among several other options. Results offer links to a quick facts page and to the school's official page. Quick fact pages contain contact information, an overview, school facts, and a listing of academic programs, sports, and activities. Separate sections of the site offer information targeted at prospective students, parents, counselors, and NCCAA members.

  15. How catholic college students think about homosexuality: the connection between authority and sexuality.

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    Maher, Michael J; Sever, Linda M; Pichler, Shaun

    2008-01-01

    The researchers conducted a survey of undergraduates living in residence halls at Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic university. The survey included 20 statements on topics currently being debated in the Church. The researchers hypothesized that those who indicated some level of agreement with the statement, Homosexuality is wrong, would show strong correlations with other statements about sexuality, while those indicating disagreement with the statement would show strong correlations with statements about discrimination. Results showed that the question of the morality of homosexuality seemed to be tied to a broader way of thinking that pits Catholic Church authority against a sort of wisdom of the world. This way of thinking is operational regardless of whether the young Catholic is accepting or not of homosexuality. The hypothesis was rejected. Attitudes toward homosexuality are tied with attitudes regarding sexuality and Church authority. Knowing gay and lesbian people seems to be the major factor that causes young Catholics to be more accepting of homosexuality. The majority of young Catholics is accepting of homosexuality and inclined to question Church teaching and Church authority.

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  16. Teaching Social Workers To Use Psychological Assessment Data.

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    Kayser, John A.; Lyon, Mark A.

    2000-01-01

    Describes how social service caseworkers in child welfare may become more sophisticated consumers of psychological assessments, and how collaborative relationships between evaluating psychologists and caseworkers can be fostered. Considers the appropriate uses of psychological tests, formulating referral questions, preparing children and parents…

  17. Development Cooperation as Methodology for Teaching Social Responsibility to Engineers

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    Lappalainen, Pia

    2011-01-01

    The role of engineering in promoting global well-being has become accentuated, turning the engineering curriculum into a means of dividing well-being equally. The gradual fortifying calls for humanitarian engineering have resulted in the incorporation of social responsibility themes in the university curriculum. Cooperation, communication,…

  18. Strategies for Teaching Social and Emotional Intelligence in Business Communication

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    Sigmar, Lucia Stretcher; Hynes, Geraldine E.; Hill, Kathy L.

    2012-01-01

    Incorporating social and emotional skills (EI) training into the business communication curriculum is important for preparing students to function effectively in a global workplace with its complex informal networks, intercultural issues, team emphasis, and participatory leadership. EI skills enhance communication behavior in work groups and…

  19. Social informatics and service learning as teaching models

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    William J. McIver; Traxon Rachell

    2002-01-01

    We have proposed a framework to integrate social and ethical issues into science and engineering curricula. We have also shown how such a framework might be implemented across a curriculum, and how it might be applied to the study of a specific scientific problem. Our framework is based on basic foundations of applied engineering ethics, adaptation of the structure of

  20. Using the History of Economic Ideas to Teach Social Studies.

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    O'Donnel, Margaret G.

    1987-01-01

    Illustrates how the ideas of classical economists Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stewart Mill are excellent sources for the contemporary social studies teacher. Suggests classroom applications to be used in conjunction with explanation of the economic principles of each of the above-named theorists. (AEM)

  1. Appropriate Social Behavior: Teaching Expectations to Young Children

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    Carter, Deborah Russell; Pool, Juli Lull

    2012-01-01

    Young children's challenging behavior can impact all aspects of the classroom environment, including relationships (peer-peer, student-teacher), learning, and safety. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that focuses on supporting pro-social behaviors and preventing challenging behavior. PBIS begins with building a…

  2. Teaching Social Studies to High School Students with Learning Problems

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    Steele, Marcee M.

    2007-01-01

    Because of recent legislation, many students with mild disabilities enroll in high school social studies courses in general education rather than special education settings. Therefore, teachers may have students with learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, communication disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in their history,…

  3. Teaching Social Savvy to Students with Asperger Syndrome

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    Wilkerson, Carol L.; Wilkerson, James M.

    2004-01-01

    Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a neurological condition marked by a significant impairment in social interaction. Individuals with AS have brains that are literally wired differently from those of neurologically "typical" people. This difference in the brain affects sensory processing, motor skills, attention issues, emotional control, and most…

  4. Teaching Social Science Research: An Applied Approach Using Community Resources.

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    Gilliland, M. Janice; And Others

    A four-week summer project for 100 rural tenth graders in the University of Alabama's Biomedical Sciences Preparation Program (BioPrep) enabled students to acquire and apply social sciences research skills. The students investigated drinking water quality in three rural Alabama counties by interviewing local officials, health workers, and…

  5. Robot command, interrogation and teaching via social interaction

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    Peter Ford Dominey; Manuel Alvarez; Bin Gao; Marc Jeambrun; Anne Cheylus; Alfredo Weitzenfeld; Adrian Martinez; Antonio Medrano

    2005-01-01

    The development of high performance humanoid robots provide complex systems with which humans must interact, and levy serious requirements on the quality and depth of these interactions. At the same time, developments in spoken language technology, and in theories of social cognition and intentional cooperative behavior provide the technical basis and theoretical background respectively for the technical specification of how

  6. Using Cartoons to Teach Corporate Social Responsibility: A Class Exercise

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    Mills, Adam J.; Robson, Karen; Pitt, Leyland F.

    2013-01-01

    Changing curriculum content requirements, based on shifting global perspectives on corporate behavior and capitalism as well as business school accreditation requirements, mean that many marketing instructors have attempted to introduce discussions of organizational ethics, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance into their…

  7. Integrating the Teaching of Science and Social Studies.

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    Switzer, Thomas; Voss, Burton

    Examples of the interface of science and society are offered as several persuasive reasons for integrating science and social studies curriculum in elementary and secondary schools. These reasons include: (1) the search for new personal and societal values as a result of scientific and technological development in prolonging human life, in…

  8. Education, Psychology, and Social Science: Common Pathways for Teaching Peace.

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    Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.

    This paper explores the contributions of several disciplines of the social sciences to peace education and peace psychology and focuses on positive gains in several aspects of peace education and conflict resolution witnessed by the researcher in over 10 years of work. The paper contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) "Definitions…

  9. Taboo Topics: Cultural Restraint on Teaching Social Issues.

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    Evans, Ronald W.; Avery, Patricia G.; Pederson, Patricia Velde

    1999-01-01

    Considers the taboo topics that social studies teachers avoid or de-emphasize, such as topics that tend to provoke strong emotional reactions. Addresses the reasons for the stifling of taboo topics and finds that the closer a topic is to students' lives the more likely the topic is labeled as taboo. (CMK)

  10. Taboo Topics: Cultural Restraint on Teaching Social Issues.

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    Evans, Ronald W.; Avery, Patricia G.; Pederson, Patricia Velde

    2000-01-01

    Presents a cultural analysis of the process by which controversial subject matter in social studies remains deemphasized or omitted. Examines research related to taboo topics in schools. Notes that the closer and more meaningful a topic is to students' lives, the more likely it is to be taboo. Offers practical suggestions for teachers to explore…

  11. Transforming Catholic Education through Research: The American Educational Research Association Catholic Education Special Interest Group

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    Martin, Shane

    2014-01-01

    Catholic schools in the United States and abroad face numerous financial, cultural, and structural challenges due to contemporary education policies and economic trends. Within this climate, research about Catholic education is often conducted and leveraged in efforts to serve schools' most immediate needs. To be certain, research aimed at…

  12. Effective Catholic Schools: An Exploration. With a Special Focus on Catholic Secondary Schools. Executive Summary.

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    Bryk, Anthony S.; And Others

    The results of nearly 2 years of inquiry into the effectiveness of Catholic schools are summarized. Using a design combining field and survey research, the study included: interviews with staff, students, and parents; observations of classroom and general school life; and extensive documentation on seven Catholic schools across the nation. An…

  13. Social Constructivist Teaching Methods in Australian Universities-- Reported Uptake and Perceived Learning Effects: A Survey of Lecturers

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    Hanson, James M.; Sinclair, Kenneth E.

    2008-01-01

    Pragmatic social constructivist teaching methods require students to construct knowledge by engaging collaboratively with realistic problems, cases or projects. It is hypothesized that they are more effective than traditional didactic teaching methods in developing undergraduate students': (1) theoretical knowledge; (2) profession-specific skills;…

  14. Teaching for Social Justice: Exploring the Development of Student Agency through Participation in the Literacy Practices of a Mathematics Classroom

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    Brown, Raymond

    2009-01-01

    Teaching for social justice in the mathematics classroom requires discernment between what "should" be done to ensure accountability to the practices of the discipline and what "could" be done to promote awareness of how those practices may be used to afford equity and access within the classroom. One approach to teaching and learning that may be…

  15. Critical Approach to the Contribution Made by Education Research to the Social Construction of the Value of Teaching Work

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    Marcel, Jean-Francois

    2013-01-01

    Current changes affecting education systems have impacted teaching work as a whole. The concept of teachers' and establishments' effectiveness was introduced to operationalise an approach that is dominated by the cost-benefit model. This article uses this premise to suggest an analysis of the social value of teaching work, and more specifically…

  16. Teaching and Learning in the Social Context: A Meta-Analysis of Service Learning's Effects on Academic, Personal, Social, and Citizenship Outcomes

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    Conway, James M.; Amel, Elise L.; Gerwien, Daniel P.

    2009-01-01

    Service learning places teaching and learning in a social context, facilitating socially responsive knowledge. The purposes of this meta-analysis were to summarize evidence on (a) extent and types of change in participants in service learning programs, (b) specific program elements (moderators) that affect the amount of change in participants, and…

  17. WHAT CAN EARLY SOCIAL COGNITION TEACH US ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ANXIETIES?

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    Elena GEANGU; Vincent M. REID

    Social anxiety is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders that affects up to 13% of individuals in Western society across their lifetime. The debut of the disorder can be recorded as early as the age of 2.5 years. The tendency for social anxiety appears to be stable across the lifespan, and it seems to be stable across life. One

  18. Signature Pedagogies for Social Foundations: Negotiating Social Foundations Teaching Practices in the Field of Education

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    Schneider, Sandra B.

    2010-01-01

    The conflicts arising between the pedagogical preferences of the fields of instructional design and technology (IDT) and social foundations of education are substantial. This conflict is primarily one of pedagogical values separating the Social Foundations with its emphasis on critical and creative thinking and the presumption of value and theory…

  19. Teaching Climate Social Science and Its Practices: A Two-Pronged Approach to Climate Literacy

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    Shwom, R.; Isenhour, C.; McCright, A.; Robinson, J.; Jordan, R.

    2014-12-01

    The Essential Principles of Climate Science Literacy states that a climate-literate individual can: "understand the essential principles of Earth's climate system, assess scientifically credible information about climate change, communicate about climate and climate change in a meaningful way, and make informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that may affect climate." We argue that further integration of the social science dimensions of climate change will advance the climate literacy goals of communication and responsible actions. The underlying rationale for this argues: 1) teaching the habits of mind and scientific practices that have synergies across the social and natural sciences can strengthen students ability to understand and assess science in general and that 2) understanding the empirical research on the social, political, and economic processes (including climate science itself) that are part of the climate system is an important step for enabling effective action and communication. For example, while climate literacy has often identified the public's faulty mental models of climate processes as a partial explanation of complacency, emerging research suggests that the public's mental models of the social world are equally or more important in leading to informed and responsible climate decisions. Building student's ability to think across the social and natural sciences by understanding "how we know what we know" through the sciences and a scientific understanding of the social world allows us to achieve climate literacy goals more systematically and completely. To enable this integration we first identify the robust social science insights for the climate science literacy principles that involve social systems. We then briefly identify significant social science contributions to climate science literacy that do not clearly fit within the seven climate literacy principles but arguably could advance climate literacy goals. We conclude with suggestions on how the identified social science insights could be integrated into climate literacy efforts.

  20. Preparing for the Educational Black Hole? Teachers' Learning in Two Pathways into Middle School Social Studies Teaching

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    Conklin, Hilary G.

    2010-01-01

    The author presents findings from the first phase of a longitudinal, comparative case study that investigates what teachers learn about intellectually demanding social studies teaching at the middle school level from two distinctive teacher education pathways: a specialized middle school teacher education program and a secondary social studies…

  1. Levels and Patterns of Participation and Social Interaction in an Online Learning Community for Learning to Teach

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    Tsai, I-Chun

    2011-01-01

    This study investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers participate in an online community for learning to teach. Members' levels and patterns of participation and social interaction were examined via social network analysis of activity logs and content analysis of interviews. The results of the analyses show that (a) members' levels and…

  2. How Can Catholic Higher Education Help K-12 Catholic Schools and School Systems Prepare for and Maximize Participation in Parental Choice Programs? "A Reflection on the 2013 Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference on Catholic School Financing"

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    Ferguson, Susan M.

    2014-01-01

    Susan Ferguson reflects on the Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference of 2013 and the breakout group talk titled "Helping the Church Prepare for and Implement Publicly Funded Programs." The main point of the talk asked: "How Can Catholic Higher Education Help K-12 Catholic Schools and School Systems Prepare for and…

  3. Educating about Homosexuality: What Do American Catholics Think?

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    Kirby, Brenda J.; Michaelson, Christina

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine American Catholics' attitudes regarding education about homosexuality. Participants were 1000 self-identified Catholic adults who were interviewed via telephone. The majority of respondents agreed that Catholic colleges should offer courses on human sexuality, although religious and political conservatives…

  4. Competency-Based Requirements: They Do Affect Catholic Schools.

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    Olsen, John D.; Umphries, Joseph

    1979-01-01

    The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) polled all state and diocese-level Catholic school officials in the nation on their knowledge of and attitudes toward the competency-based education movement and its application to Catholic schools. Results, plus specific comments from Spokane, Charleston, Cleveland, and Baltimore…

  5. The Distinctive Vocation of Business Education in Catholic Universities

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    Goodpaster, Kenneth E.; Maines, T. Dean

    2012-01-01

    Catholic business schools need a process to shape their operations intentionally in light of the Catholic moral tradition. Recent developments in Catholic health care suggest a model they might follow. This model uses a method known as the "Self-Assessment and Improvement Process" (SAIP), which helps leaders deploy moral principles…

  6. Mission, Vision, Strategy: Discernment in Catholic Business Education

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    Grassl, Wolfgang

    2012-01-01

    By virtue of its divine vocation, Catholic business education must be mission driven. In reality, however, mission drift and failure to maintain distinctiveness are widespread among Catholic business schools (CBS). Many believe that a trade-off between academic quality and Catholicity is unavoidable, and opt for accommodating the expectations of…

  7. Teaching Social Welfare History and Social Welfare Policy from a Conflict Perspective

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    Reisch, Michael; Staller, Karen M.

    2011-01-01

    In schools of social work, policy courses are frequently taught assuming debates occur along a liberal-conservative ideological continuum in which liberals favor equitable distribution of societal benefits and burdens, whereas conservatives emphasize individual political and property rights and personal responsibility. This dichotomous approach…

  8. Finding Traction for Social Justice Practices through the Student Teaching Socialization Transition

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    Morrison, Jennifer D.

    2014-01-01

    A key issue continuing to plague current educational systems is the intransigent racial and socio-economic achievement gaps for students. Using narrative inquiry and Harré and van Langenhove's (1999) six modes of positioning theory, this study considered preservice teachers' construction of socially just pedagogy within their public…

  9. PSCI 15 / REL 15 Catholic Political Economy

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    Stoiciu, Mihai

    century or so, however, she has devoted particular attention to the problems of modern economies1 PSCI 15 / REL 15 Catholic Political Economy Winter Study 2010 Professor Darel E. Paul PSCI 15? Is love a relevant concept in political and economic analysis? What is an economy for? This course

  10. Catholic Schools: Enduring Presence in Urban America.

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    Cattaro, Gerald M.

    2002-01-01

    Using the 2002 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris educational voucher case in Cleveland, Ohio, as a point of departure, this article considers the past and current status of urban Catholic schools, appealing to the common good, to a common understanding, and to the common discourse in directing the United States' struggle to meet the needs of a diverse and…

  11. Who Will Save America's Urban Catholic Schools?

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    Hamilton, Scott W., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    America's urban Catholic schools are in crisis. This report finds that over 1,300 schools have shut down since 1990, mostly in our cities. As a result, some 300,000 students have been displaced--forced to attend other public, private, or parochial schools. The school closures have cost taxpayers more than $20 billion to accommodate the additional…

  12. Evangelization, Catechesis and the Catholic Educator.

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    Colbert, Robert

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the General Directory for Catechesis' (GDC) statement that one of the roles rooted in baptism is the responsibility to evangelize, and that everyone involved with the Catholic church should be meeting this responsibility. Explains the GDC's definition of evangelization (to transmit the word of God) and catechesis (to put people in touch…

  13. Catholic Girls: The Mother-Daughter Nexus

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    Keary, Anne

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines Catholic girlhood, womanhood and the mother-daughter relationship, and its socio-historical construction within a range of disparate discourses. The aim of the paper is to deconstruct dominant patriarchal constructions and images of femininity, particularly those embedded within the doctrine of Catholicism. Moreover, the paper…

  14. Spellings to Catholic Schools: Expand Tutoring

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    Davis, Michelle R.

    2005-01-01

    U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings called on the nation's Roman Catholic schools to become active in providing tutoring to public school students under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Under the law, public schools that fail to meet improvement goals for two consecutive years must provide transportation for students to transfer to…

  15. Another Look at Catholic School Finances.

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    House, Peggy

    1986-01-01

    Examines findings from a 1984 study related to enrollment, tuition, income and expenses, and faculty salaries at 15 Minnesota Catholic secondary schools over a seven-year period. Finds slight enrollment declines, consistently high retention rates, a doubling of tuition, and failure of faculty salaries to keep pace with inflation. (DMM)

  16. Practices of Blue Ribbon Catholic Schools, 2001.

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    Kealey, Robert J., Comp.

    For almost 20 years, the U.S. Department of Education has invited schools to seek the Blue Ribbon School Award. A large number of Catholic schools have received this award. For this publication, the Department of Elementary Schools Executive Committee requested principals of awarded schools to write a short article on an exemplary school program…

  17. National Religious Attitudes Survey of Catholics, 1997

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    The American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) (see the December 11, 1998 Scout Report) has recently added three significant data sets of interest to academics in religious studies or sociology. This data set comes from a national survey of Catholics on "controversial issues facing the church today." A description, codebook, files, and variable/ survey question search engine are also provided.

  18. Catholic Nursing Sisters and Brothers and Racial Justice in Mid-20th-Century America

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    Wall, Barbra Mann

    2009-01-01

    This historical article considers nursing’s work for social justice in the 1960s civil rights movement through the lens of religious sisters and brothers who advocated for racial equality. The article examines Catholic nurses’ work with African Americans in the mid-20th century that took place amid the prevailing social conditions of poverty and racial disempowerment, conditions that were linked to serious health consequences. Historical methodology is used within the framework of “bearing witness,” a term often used in relation to the civil rights movement and one the sisters themselves employed. Two situations involving nurses in the mid-20th century are examined: the civil rights movement in Selma, Alabama, and the actions for racial justice in Chicago, Illinois. The thoughts and actions of Catholic sister and brother nurses in the mid-20th century are chronicled, including those few sister nurses who stepped outside their ordinary roles in an attempt to change an unjust system entirely. PMID:19461224

  19. Analyzing Social Issues Related to Teaching about the Federal Budget, Federal Debt, and Budget Deficit in Fifty State High School Social Studies Standards

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    Marri, Anand R.; Crocco, Margaret S.; Shuttleworth, Jay; Gaudelli, William; Grolnick, Maureen

    2012-01-01

    This study of all fifty state, high school social studies curriculum standards found a lack of attention in the vast majority of state standards to the federal budget, federal debt, and budget deficit, topics of significant concern. These concepts are important to teaching about economics in the United States since they lie at the center of…

  20. Catholic institutions: mirror or model for society?

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    Fitzpatrick, A; Gaylor, C C

    1987-04-01

    Certain values and priorities help establish and shape an organization's identity. Catholic organizations--through the values by which they operate--can determine whether they function as a centrifugal force that shapes the values of the larger society or whether they are driven by the centripetal force of American values, thus accommodating their actions to succeed in self-serving, narrow ways. Catholic organizations can evaluate their practices against three "environments," each composed of value strata, that characterize workplaces: Subpersonal environment. Workers are alienated; the employee is seldom acknowledged as a person. Stratum one--base values. The operative values focus on mechanical working qualities such as punctuality and productivity, rather than human interaction. Stratum two--civil values. Some interaction takes place, but it is geared only to customer satisfaction. Relational environment. Relationships are important to organizational functioning. Stratum three--corporate values. Workers must have more interpersonal skills but are seen as a means to an end: benefit for the corporation. Stratum four--ethical culture values. The worker is recognized as a person to be respected. Operative values are fair play and improving the human condition. Religious environment. Workers affirm the existence of a Godhead, which creates a "community" workplace. Stratum five--Judeo-Christian values. A commitment to charity and mercy and serving others is evident. Stratum six--Catholic values. Persons are seen as the body of Christ; the organization challenges society's tenets when these ignore the human person.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10282283

  1. Exploring teacher methodology: using the example of sexual abuse of children as a way of teaching social informatics

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    Per Arne Godejord

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes a unique, educational project that was implemented in the undergraduate study of Computer Science in 2002. Nesna University College has been using the example of sexual abuse of children in case study teaching in Social Informatics. The Computer Science education at Nesna University College is the only Computer Science education in the world which has sexual abuse

  2. What Makes Pronunciation Teaching Work? Testing for the Effect of Two Variables: Socially Constructed Metalanguage and Critical Listening

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    Couper, Graeme

    2011-01-01

    While there is growing evidence that pronunciation teaching can work, there is a need to establish what it is that makes it work. The study reported here tested for the effect of two particular factors: socially constructed metalanguage (SCM) and critical listening (CL). SCM is a term proposed for metalanguage developed by students working…

  3. Social Learning versus Traditional Teaching in an Elementary School Cardiovascular Health Promotion Program. Applied Research Brief: Behavior Change.

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    Stewart, Kerry J.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Reports a study that compared a program of nutrition education guided by social learning theory with a more traditional teaching approach for elementary students. Pretests and posttests of students' nutrition knowledge and behavior and physical health indicated that children in both groups showed similar improvements. (SM)

  4. Using Media as the Basis for a Social Issues Approach to Promoting Moral Literacy in University Teaching

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    Normore, Anthony H.; Doscher, Stephanie Paul

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the use of media as the basis for a social issues approach to promoting moral literacy and effective teaching in educational leadership programs. Design/methodology/approach: Through a review of relevant literature, mass media sources, and observations, the authors use Starratt's framework of…

  5. Helping Youth in Underserved Communities Envision Possible Futures: An Extension of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model

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    Walsh, David

    2008-01-01

    Empowering youth through the exploration of their possible futures is a fresh and innovative approach to the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility model (TPSR). The purpose of this study was to examine the combination of TPSR with the theory of possible selves. This combination, called the Career Club, was a program specifically designed to…

  6. Supervising Mentors' Lived Experience on Supervision in Teaching, Nursing and Social Care Education. A Participation-Oriented Phenomenological Study

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    Lofmark, Anna; Morberg, Asa; Ohlund, Lennart S.; Ilicki, Julian

    2009-01-01

    Research concerning the supervisor role in separate educational programmes has been undertaken, but cross-professional studies are few. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of supervising mentors in Sweden during the practice-based, off-campus sections of the education in teaching, nursing, and social care. The study used a…

  7. Teaching Note--An Exploration of Team-Based Learning and Social Work Education: A Natural Fit

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    Robinson, Michael A.; Robinson, Michelle Bachelor; McCaskill, Gina M.

    2013-01-01

    The literature on team-based learning (TBL) as a pedagogical methodology in social work education is limited; however, TBL, which was developed as a model for business, has been successfully used as a teaching methodology in nursing, business, engineering, medical school, and many other disciplines in academia. This project examines the use of TBL…

  8. The Calm and Alert Class: Using Body, Mind and Breath to Teach Self-Regulation of Learning Related Social Skills

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    McGlauflin, Helene M.

    2010-01-01

    This article documents an action research pilot study called "The Calm and Alert Class" which utilized the body, mind and breath of students to teach the self-regulation of learning related social skills. Sixty first graders in four classrooms at a public elementary school were offered a 30 minute class for 28 weeks, which taught explicit skills…

  9. Teaching Theory of Mind: A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

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    Ordetx, Kirstina

    2012-01-01

    This book provides teachers and other professionals with a highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in Theory of Mind (ToM). Dr. Kirstina Ordetx provides…

  10. The Effects of Teaching Primary Caregivers to Conduct Formative Assessment on Caregiver-Child Social Interaction and Children's Developmental Outcomes

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    Xu, Yaoying

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of teaching primary caregivers to conduct formative assessment procedures on the development of social interactions between themselves and their infants who were born prematurely and had low birth weight, and who were from economically disadvantaged families. Children's overall development…

  11. Getting around the Impasse: A Grounded Approach to Teaching Ethics and Social Responsibility in International Business Education.

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    Jones, Marc T.; Lok, Peter

    1999-01-01

    Considers the dilemma of teaching ethics and social responsibility in international business courses with either an ethnocentric absolutist or an unengaged relativistic approach. Suggests a strategy that focuses on a grounded understanding of the elements, processes, and properties of capitalism that would serve as a common understanding upon…

  12. Systems Planning Literature Response: An Appropriate Strategy for Teaching Geography and Social Studies in the Elementary School.

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    Coonrod, Debbie

    An approach to teaching geography and social studies in elementary schools that is based on integrating theories of learning into the classroom experience is presented. Specifically, the approach described utilizes essential thinking skills and Bloom's Taxonomy of Cognition in a question-asking framework to be used with literary selections.…

  13. Contexts for Teaching and the Exercise of Agency in Early-Career Academics: Perspectives from Realist Social Theory

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    Kahn, Peter

    2009-01-01

    In this study, we investigate the interplay between context and agency for three early-career academics as they seek to develop their teaching. Our analysis is conducted in light of Archer's realist social theory, framed by critical realism. We argue that it is possible to see ways in which Archer's account of the interplay between structure and…

  14. Teachers' Reflections on Pedagogies that Enhance Learning in an Online Course on Teaching for Equity and Social Justice

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    Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated teachers' reflective perspectives on pedagogies that enhance learning in an online course on "Teaching for equity and social justice" in a teacher education program. Data were collected from survey, alternative anonymous course assessment, interview, and document analysis. Participants identified threaded discussions,…

  15. Creating Strategies to Deal with Problems of Teaching Controversial Issues in Social Studies Education in African Schools

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    Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis

    2007-01-01

    The teaching of controversial issues has been widely viewed as preparing students for effective citizenship and, as such, is regarded as inevitable in social studies classrooms if students are to be able to think intelligently and to participate effectively in society. However, the effective implementation of issue-centered education in African…

  16. Social Justice Is in the Air: Teaching Climate Change and Air Pollution with Scientific and Social Inquiry

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    Hahnenberger, M.

    2014-12-01

    The intersection of environmental with social problems is a growing area of concern for scientists, policy makers, and citizens. Climate change and air pollution are two current environmental issues holding the public's attention which require collaboration of all stakeholders to create meaningful solutions. General education science courses are critical venues to engage students in the intersection of science with society. Effective teaching methods for these intersections include case studies, gallery walks, and town hall meetings. A case study from California explores how air quality has greatly improved in Los Angeles in the past 20 years, however residents of neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic status are still exposed to high levels of air pollutants. Students analyze scientific and health data to develop understanding and expertise in the problem, and are then tasked with developing a cost-benefit analysis of solutions. Gallery walks can be used to connect natural phenomena, such as hurricanes and severe weather, with their human impacts. Students bring their personal experiences with disasters and recovery to analyze how societies should deal with the changing climate and weather risks in their region, the country, or across the world. Town hall meetings allow students to gain expertise and perspective while embodying a role as a particular stakeholder in a climate mitigation or adaptation issue. A successful application of this method is a discussion of whether a resort community should be rebuilt on a barrier island after being destroyed in a category 3 hurricane. Stakeholders which students take on as roles have included climate scientists, homeowners, emergency managers, meteorologists, and others. Including distinct connections to social issues in introductory science courses helps students to not only engage with the material in a deeper way, but also helps to create critical thinkers who will become better citizens for tomorrow.

  17. Assessing the psychosocial environment of science classes in Catholic secondary schools

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    Dorman, Jeffrey P.; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Fraser, Barry J.

    1993-12-01

    Much Catholic school and church rhetoric suggests that Catholic schools possess distinctive learning environments. Research into this aspect of Catholic schooling has been hampered by the lack of an appropriate assessment instrument. By drawing on contemporary church literature, the perceptions of personnel involved in Catholic education and existing classroom environment questionnaires, a new instrument was developed to assess student perceptions of classroom psychosocial environment in Catholic schools. The use of this instrument in 64 classrooms in Catholic and Government schools indicated significant differences on some scales. The distinctive nature of Catholic schooling did not extend to all classroom environment dimensions deemed important to Catholic education.

  18. The Catholic School Leader as Change Agent: Case Studies of Two Catholic School Principals

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    Nardelli, Betty

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this replicated study was to discover the critical dimensions of leadership demonstrated by two Catholic school principals who successfully facilitated change in their schools, and the strategies and skills they practice to create that change. These leaders were deemed effective because they were recommended by the Assistant…

  19. Teacher Attitudes on Personal Teaching Efficacy and Responsive Teaching, and Principal Leadership Behaviors in the Areas of Leader Social Relationships, Leadership/Goal Setting, and Collaboration for Learning in Low Wealth, Low and High Achieving Middle Schools

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    Levey, Eliana K.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether middle school teacher attitudes on personal teaching efficacy and responsive teaching and their descriptions of their principal's leadership behaviors in the areas of leader social relationships, leadership/goal setting, and collaboration for learning differ for high- and low-achieving Grade 8…

  20. The ABC's of Teaching Social Skills to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom: The UCLA "PEERS®" Program

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    Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Sanderson, Jennifer; Tucci, Lara; Bates, Shannon

    2014-01-01

    Social skills training is a common treatment method for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet very few evidence-based interventions exist to improve social skills for high-functioning adolescents on the spectrum, and even fewer studies have examined the effectiveness of teaching social skills in the classroom. This study examines…

  1. Attitudes toward Homosexuality among Catholic-Educated University Graduates

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    Callegher, Jonathan D.

    2010-01-01

    Depending on the area of academic concentration, formal education beyond the secondary school level may present Catholic-educated individuals with a steady stream of perspectives, theories, and worldviews on a variety of sociocultural issues, including sexuality, that are different from those of the Catholic Church. Increasingly, liberal attitudes…

  2. Visions for the Catholic School: Blueprints Reader. Volume I, 1985.

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    Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association, Edmonton.

    Designed to provide literature about the Alberta Catholic education community, this collection of six essays discusses Blueprints, a nickname for a process to develop programming for the future mission and ministry of the Alberta Catholic schools. The essays cover the following topics: Our History, Our Future (by Robert Carney); Christian Unity…

  3. An Update on Collective Bargaining in Catholic Schools.

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    Russo, Charles J.; Gregory, David L.

    1999-01-01

    Bargaining in Catholic schools is fraught with complex issues. Two cases, "New York State Employment Relations Board v Christ the King Regional High School" and "South Jersey Catholic School Teachers Organization v St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Elementary School," may help balance teachers' labor rights and theological religious prerogatives of…

  4. The Catholic High School: A National Portrait. Special Section.

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    Cook, Ronald J.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Offers five articles by Ronald J. Cook, Mary V. Burke, Thomas G. Gallagher, Marsha Levine and Denis P. Doyle, and Richard J. Murnane that react to part I of "The Catholic High School: A National Portrait," a study of the resources, programs, facilities, personnel, and policies of Catholic high schools. (DMM)

  5. Catalyst Schools: The Catholic Ethos and Public Charter Schools

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    Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley

    2015-01-01

    During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…

  6. From Theory to Practice: The Experiences of Catholic Probationary Teachers

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    Coll, Roisin

    2009-01-01

    Drawing on empirical data, this article explores the experiences of newly qualified Roman Catholic teachers in Scotland as they enter the classroom. Set within the context of a longitudinal study that was conducted over a 3-year period tracking the experiences and development needs of Catholics new to the profession, this particular article is…

  7. Catholic Higher Education and Nursing: Formation of the Heart

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    Kalb, Kathleen Ann

    2013-01-01

    "Born from the heart of the church," a Catholic university that educates nurses is engaged in the "formation of the heart"; that is, in forming students who have a heart that "sees where love is needed and acts accordingly." Precisely because the identity and mission of the Catholic university make public its…

  8. Science, Technology, and Catholic Identity in the Education of Professionals

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    Warner, Keith Douglass; Caudill, David S.

    2013-01-01

    The reception of "Ex corde ecclesiae" has been uneven across the disciplines, with scant interest in distinctly Catholic pedagogies outside of the humanities. This essay argues that Catholic universities can distinguish themselves by how they present science and technology in their curriculum by drawing from the interdisciplinary field of…

  9. Catechesis and Religious Education in Canadian Catholic Schools

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    Rymarz, Richard

    2011-01-01

    A key concept in contemporary Catholic educational discourse makes a distinction between religious education and catechesis. This distinction is based on the assumptions of faith commitment on the part of catechesis and the focus on cognitive outcomes on the part of religious education. Many official documents on Canadian Catholic school…

  10. Suicide Amongst the Elderly in 'Catholic and Orthodox' and 'Non-Catholic-Orthodox' Countries: An Unexpected Finding

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    Colin Pritchard

    2002-01-01

    It was expected that elderly suicide compared to general suicide rates would be lower in Catholic and Orthodox countries than Non-Catholic\\/Orthodox states because of religious and extended family traditions. The reverse was the case. The reasons for this are unknown but there are important policy implications for the more traditional countries.

  11. A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Research to Master of Social Work Students

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    Walsh, Christine Ann; Hewson, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    While various curriculum strategies have been presented for teaching research, little is known about the effectiveness of different teaching approaches. This study compared two models for teaching research to MSW students: a mentorship model (TM1) and a more structured, didactic model (TM2). Students (n = 23) self-completed the Research Self…

  12. Moving from a Transmission to a Social Reform Teaching Perspective: Using Teachers' Action Research as Critical Pedagogy in Higher Education

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    Wong, Arch Chee Keen

    2014-01-01

    This article gives an account of an action research project that I used to examine and improve my own teaching practices. In this project, I used insights from critical pedagogy to inform my transition from a transmission to a social reform teaching perspective. When I used the critical pedagogical concept of constructed consciousness and the…

  13. Improving student performance in an introductory biology majors course: A social action project in the scholarship of teaching

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    Sara Lang Ketchum Chambers

    2008-01-01

    This social action study followed an introductory biology course for a three-year period to determine whether changes in teaching personnel, instructional techniques and reorientation to student-centered learning would impact student performance. The course was redirected from a traditional lecture-laboratory format to one emphasizing active learning inquiry methods. Student retention, achievement, and failure were observed for three years in addition to

  14. Social cultural and situative perspective of studying emotions in teaching and learning: characteristics, challenges and opportunities

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    Tan, Seng-Chee

    2013-09-01

    In this forum, I take a learning sciences perspective to examine the paper by Bellocchi, Ritchie, Tobin, Sandhu and Sandhu ( Cultural Studies of Science Education, doi: 10.1007/s11422-013-9526-3 , 2013) titled "Examining emotional climate of preservice science teacher education." I characterize their approach as a social cultural and situative perspective of studying emotions in teaching and learning. Such an approach overcomes the limitations of examining emotions as individual psychological constructs, but it also incurs other methodological challenges. I suggest an alternative approach of examining the individual's emotions, as well as their aggregates as a group measure. This approach allows us to study variations in emotional outcomes at an individual level or at a group level. I also suggest examining interplay of emotions with other aspects of learning outcomes, for example, cognitive learning outcomes. Finally, I suggest studying development of meta-emotional knowledge among teachers as another fertile area of research that could benefit the teachers in their classroom practices.

  15. The "Eliting" of the Common American Catholic School and the National Education Crisis.

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    Baker, David P.; Riordan, Cornelius

    1998-01-01

    Catholic schools' improved fortunes stem mostly from socioeconomic changes beginning in the 1970s and their role in the national debate over educational quality. A study assessing the state of Catholic education shows that Catholic common schools are becoming a system of proprietary schools that educate growing numbers of non-Catholic children…

  16. Distinctive Qualities of the Catholic School. Second Edition. NCEA Keynote Series.

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    McDermott, Edwin J.

    The Catholic school is unique because it is a religious community within an academic community. There is a dual purpose in a Catholic school--learning and believing. This handbook provides Catholic educators with an effective tool for understanding and articulating the distinct characteristics of the Catholic school. Chapter 1 discusses ways in…

  17. 'Rise 'n' Shine: Catholic Education and the African-American Community.

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    Chineworth, Mary Alice, Ed.

    African-Americans have been present in Catholic schools since their beginnings in the United States. The six essays in this book examine Catholic education from the perspective of the African-American Catholic. The essays underscore the continued challenge for continuing Catholic schools in the African-American community. They include: (1) an…

  18. How Elementary Teachers Teach for Transformative Citizenship: Investigating Articles in "Social Studies and the Young Learner"

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    Field, Sherry L.; Castro, Antonio J.

    2010-01-01

    The authors review an eight-year collection of journal articles from "Theory and Research in Social Education," "The Social Studies," "Social Education," and "Social Studies and the Young Learner". Their research yielded 37 articles, of which 20 were published in "Social Studies and the Young Learner" from 2000 to 2008. The authors describe three…

  19. The Teaching of Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work Higher Education--Living by the Charlie Parker Dictum: A Response to Papers by Shlonsky and Stern, and Soydan

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    Springer, David W.

    2007-01-01

    This article, as a response to two papers, identifies five critical issues and themes related to the teaching of evidence-based practice (EBP) in social work higher education. These five themes are: defining EBP; modeling the complexity of EBP in teaching; examining social work curriculum; coordinating social work professional organizations; and…

  20. On the impermissibility of euthanasia in Catholic healthcare organizations.

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    Iltis, Ana S

    2006-12-01

    Roman Catholic healthcare institutions in the United States face a number of threats to the integrity of their missions, including the increasing religious and moral pluralism of society and the financial crisis many organizations face. These organizations in the United States often have fought fervently to avoid being obligated to provide interventions they deem intrinsically immoral, such as abortion. Such institutions no doubt have made numerous accommodations and changes in how they operate in response to the growing pluralism of our society, but they have resisted crossing certain lines and providing particular interventions deemed objectively wrong. Catholic hospitals in Belgium have responded differently to pluralism. In response to a growing diversity of moral views and to the Belgian Act of Euthanasia of 2002, Catholic hospitals in Belgium now engage in euthanasia. This essay examines a defense that has been offered of this practice of euthanasia in Catholic hospitals and argues that it is misguided. PMID:17162675

  1. Amazing Grace: Catholic Evangelization in the New South.

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    Vallero, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Discusses ways in which the "New" South expresses its history through iconography such as the cross, the Bible, and the Confederate flag. Analyzes the meaning of and the opportunities for Catholic evangelism in this New South. (Contains eight references.) (NB)

  2. An Experiential Learning Approach to Teaching Social Entrepreneurship, Triple Bottom Line, and Sustainability: Modifying and Extending Practical Organizational Behavior Education (PROBE)

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    Gundlach, Michael J.; Zivnuska, Suzanne

    2010-01-01

    When teaching social entrepreneurship and sustainability, using an experiential learning approach can be more effective than a traditional lecture approach. Social and environmental entrepreneurs often have a deep passion for their work that is important for students to develop early in their careers. Experiential learning enables students to…

  3. Using Standardized Clients in the Classroom: An Evaluation of a Training Module to Teach Active Listening Skills to Social Work Students

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    Rogers, Anissa; Welch, Benjamin

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the implementation of a module that utilizes drama students to teach social work students how to use active listening skills in an interview environment. The module was implemented during a semester-long micro skills practice course taught to 13 undergraduate social work seniors in a western liberal arts university. Four…

  4. Repositioning Students in Initial Teacher Preparation: A Comparative Descriptive Analysis of Learning to Teach for Social Justice in the United States and in England

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    Cook-Sather, Alison; Youens, Bernadette

    2007-01-01

    Discussions of learning to teach for social justice generally focus on the social commitments, institutional structures, course content, and pedagogical processes that support prospective teachers. Missing from this array of foci is a consideration of how school students are positioned within teacher preparation and how their positioning and…

  5. Papal Visit Spurs Plea for "Saving" Catholic Schools

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2008-01-01

    A report timed to coincide with the U.S. visit of Pope Benedict XVI highlights what it calls the "crisis" of a steadily shrinking pool of urban Catholic schools and outlines measures--some of which are already being tested on a limited scale--to arrest and possibly reverse the trend. Since 1990, more than 1,300 Roman Catholic schools in the United…

  6. Teaching about Contemporary Germany: Instructional Materials for the Social Studies Classroom. Correlation Charts, Content and Skills.

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    Blankenship, Glen

    This manual contains a description of each of the instructional kits for teaching about Germany offered by the Goethe Institute. Each kit contains lessons plans, handouts, worksheets, color transparencies, and other support materials. This teaching packet provides information regarding the "best fit" of each lesson in the instructional materials…

  7. Teaching History in a Postwar Social Context--The Case of the Croatian Danube Region

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    Baranovic, Branislava; Jokic, Boris; Doolan, Karin

    2007-01-01

    This paper discusses the results of empirical research examining history teachers' opinions on teaching recent history, and on the revocation of a moratorium on teaching former Yugoslavia's recent history in Serbian minority schools in the Croatian Danube region. The research was conducted in 2003, involving a sample of 29 primary and secondary…

  8. Transforming Undergraduate Science Teaching: Social Constructivist Perspectives. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education.

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    Taylor, Peter C., Ed.; Gilmer, Penny J., Ed.; Tobin, Kenneth, Ed.

    This book comes at a time when epistemological reform is sweeping through the global community of science education. Since the 1970s, the theories of knowing embodied in the teaching activities of school science teachers have been undergoing a major transformation toward more learner-sensitive standpoints. Undergraduate science teaching however,…

  9. Teaching Yugoslavia the Cooperative Way: An Upper Elementary/Middle School Social Studies Unit.

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    Hilke, Eileen Veronica

    1992-01-01

    Suggests methods for teaching about Yugoslavia. Recommends assigning students to maintain journals of news clippings about developments in Yugoslavia. Proposes forming cooperative-learning groups for researching the country's various regions. Offers activities for teaching about language arts, fine arts, reading and literature, religion,…

  10. Including Narrative Concepts in Social Work Practice Classes: Teaching to Client Strengths

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    Paquin, Gary

    2006-01-01

    Strengths-based social work practice has become a major approach to working with clients. The social constructivist perspective is a foundation of this approach. Narrative treatment is one form of strengths-based practice arising from a social constructive perspective. The demands of time and material needing to be covered in the social work…

  11. Applications of Technology to Teach Social Skills to Children with Autism

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    DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Hyman, Sarah R.; Hirst, Jason M.

    2011-01-01

    Children with autism spectrum disorder show deficits in social skills such as initiating conversation, responding in social situations, social problem-solving, and others. These deficits are targeted through the use of social skills interventions, some of which use a technology-based approach as a resource-efficient alternative to common forms of…

  12. How Many "Friends" Do You Need? Teaching Students How to Network Using Social Media

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    Sacks, Michael Alan; Graves, Nikki

    2012-01-01

    Student reliance on social media is undeniable. However, while we largely regard social media as a new phenomena, the concepts underlying it come directly from social network theory in sociology and organizational behavior. In this article, the authors examine how the social network concepts of size, quality, complexity, diffusion, and distance…

  13. Science & education: Genetic analysis of winter social structure and social traits in a migratory sparrow & teaching argumentation in STEM education

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    Arnberg, Nina N.

    Stable social organization in a wide variety of organisms has been linked to kinship, which can minimize conflict due to the indirect fitness benefits from cooperating with relatives. In birds, kin selection has been mostly studied in the context of reproduction or in species that are social year round. Many birds however are migratory and the role of kinship in the winter societies of these species is virtually unexplored. A previous study detected striking social complexity and stability in wintering populations of migratory golden-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia atricapilla)---individuals repeatedly form close associations with the same social partners, including across multiple winters. In chapter one I test the possibility that kinship might be involved in these close and stable social affiliations. I examine the relationship between kinship and social structure for two of the consecutive wintering seasons from the previous study. I found no evidence that social structure was influenced by kinship---relatedness between most pairs of individuals was at most that of first cousins (and mostly far lower) and Mantel tests revealed no relationship between kinship and pairwise interaction frequency. Kinship also failed to predict social structure in more fine-grained analyses, including analyses of each sex separately (in the event that sex-biased migration might limit kin selection to one sex) and separate analyses for each social community. The complex winter societies of golden-crowned sparrows appear to be based on cooperative benefits unrelated to kin selection. Although the complex social structure detected in wintering golden-crowned sparrows is not predicted by kinship, genetic variation may play a role in variation of winter social traits. In chapter two, I investigate the genetic causes of variation in fitness-related traits in a winter population of golden-crowned sparrows. Individuals show great variation in morphological and behavioral traits that may play a role in winter dominance and ultimately survival. I found that individuals that were more heterozygous---based on internal relatedness measures reflecting individual genetic variation---were more socially dominant, had larger gold crown patches (which predict social dominance in some contexts) and had stronger social connections within their social networks. Although the underlying mechanism driving the HFCs detected in this study is unknown, the detection of moderate correlations between an individual's heterozygosity level and social dominance, winter plumage, and sociality is interesting. Theses traits connect in important ways to winter social behavior, suggesting that these HFC analyses detected true relationships. It is therefore feasible that more heterozygous individuals are more socially dominant because they may be, for example, better foragers and have energy to expend on aggressive behaviors. Another reasonable explanation for the relationship between heterozygosity and social dominance could be that more socially dominant birds could be older; heterozygosity might be linked to longevity. Although a physiological mechanism is unknown in sparrows, it is possible that plumage may reflect the general quality (e.g., better immune function) of the individual. As with social dominance, "core" individuals of a community (i.e., individuals that are more likely to be found flocking with other birds of their community) may also be older or higher quality individuals. "Core" individuals interact and have contact with others in the community and may therefore be at higher risk of encountering disease, parasite, and pathogens. If this measure of heterozygosity reflects immune function heterozygosity, then more heterozygous individuals may be more likely to be "core" individuals. The recent focus on preparing students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have resulted in educational researchers investigating how best to support this goal. Government and private funding has been direc

  14. A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry: Individual Development, Psychology, and Social Reparation. Psychoanalysis, Education and Social Transformation

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    Williams, Todd O.

    2012-01-01

    A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry develops a poetry pedagogy that offers significant benefits to students by helping them to achieve a sense of renewal (a deeper awareness of self and potentials) and reparation (a realistic, but positive and proactive worldview). Todd O. Williams offers a thorough examination of the therapeutic potential…

  15. Bringing Information Literacy into the Social Sphere: A Case Study Using Social Software to Teach Information Literacy at WFU

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    Mitchell, Erik T.; Smith, Susan Sharpless

    2009-01-01

    This article presents an approach to teaching information literacy in an academic course from a socio-technical perspective. It includes an overview of the course framework, a review of course contents, and an analysis of student responses provided through pre- and post-course surveys. The premise of the course design was that students bring a set…

  16. Racism, Anti-Racist Practice and Social Work: Articulating the Teaching and Learning Experiences of Black Social Workers

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    Wainwright, John

    2009-01-01

    In the mid 1990s a Black practice teacher programme was established in Manchester and Merseyside with the primary aim to increase the number of Black practice teachers in social work organisations, and in turn provide a supportive and encouraging learning environment for Black student social workers whilst on placement. In the north-west of…

  17. Using a Social Work Professor's Autobiography as a Teaching Tool in Human Behavior and the Social Environment

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    Monroe, Jacquelyn

    2006-01-01

    Social work, like other disciplines, has long used case studies as a (1) methodological approach to communicating a body of knowledge, and (2) as a tangible means to acquaint students with archetypical applications of realistic conditions. In social work, one required course sequence enhanced by case study assessments is Human Behavior and the…

  18. The Social Studies Methods Course: What Do Teacher Candidates Know and Want to Know about Teaching Social Studies?

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    Waring, Scott M.

    2010-01-01

    During the past decade, there has been more than an adequate amount of research addressing issues regarding social studies methods courses. However, the apparent void is that there is no clear understanding of what pedagogical content knowledge or understanding of pedagogical approaches teacher candidates bring with them to social studies methods…

  19. Teaching Social Communication: A Comparison of Naturalistic Behavioral and Development, Social Pragmatic Approaches for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Ingersoll, Brooke R.

    2010-01-01

    There are a variety of effective treatments designed for increasing social communication in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Two such treatments, naturalistic behavioral and developmental, social-pragmatic/relationship-based interventions, differ in their underlying philosophy yet share many similarities in their…

  20. Advance directives compatible with Catholic moral principles.

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    Hamel, R P

    1988-04-01

    Decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment for incompetent patients are typically difficult and stressful for surrogate or proxy decision makers. Although substituted judgment and best interest provisions are helpful to next of kin or guardian and help replicate an incapacitated patient's wishes, a more definitive expression of treatment preferences is needed. Advance directives allow currently competent persons to express their wishes about medical treatment before a possible incapacitating situation. Such directives seek to realize basic values of human dignity, respect for self-determination and human life, and communication and discussion with the person concerning treatment. Three types of directives are the living will or instruction directive, proxy directive or durable power of attorney, and a combination of the two. Legislative concerns over advance directives mainly focus on possible legal euthanasia, patient protection, ambiguous language, and other inadequacies. Catholic healthcare facilities can respond to concerns about advance directives in four positive ways: Make information about directives available to patients and providers. Contribute to constructive debate in states without legislation. Include provisions for proxy decision making in states with existing patients' bill of rights. Consider legislation to protect physicians from litigation when patients' written directives are followed. PMID:10286449

  1. Social impact of HIV/AIDS on clients attending a teaching hospital in Southern Nigeria.

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    Johnson, Ofonime E

    2012-01-01

    People living with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (PLWHA) face numerous social challenges. The objectives of this study were to assess the level of self-disclosure of status by PLWHA, to describe the level and patterns of stigma and discrimination, if any, experienced by the PLWHA and to assess the effect of sero-positivity on the attitude of friends, family members, health workers, colleagues and community. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out among PLWHA attending the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Southern Nigeria. Information was obtained using an interviewer-administered semi-structured questionnaire, which was analysed using the Epi 6 software. A total of 331 respondents were interviewed. A majority, 256 (77.3%), of the respondents were within the age range of 25-44 years. A total of 121 (36.6%) PLWHA were single and 151 (46.6%) were married, while the rest were widowed, divorced or separated. A majority, 129 (85.4%), of the married respondents disclosed their status to their spouses and 65 (50.4%) were supportive. Apart from spouses, disclosure to mothers (39.9%) was highest. Most clients (57.7%) did not disclose their status to people outside their immediate families for fear of stigmatization. Up to 111 (80.4%) of the respondents working for others did not disclose their status to their employers. Among those whose status was known, discrimination was reported to be highest among friends (23.2%) and at the workplace (20.2%). Attitudes such as hostility (14.5%), withdrawal (11.7%) and neglect (6.8%) were reported from the private hospitals. Apart from disclosure to spouses, the level of disclosure to others was very low. Those whose status was known mainly received acceptance from their families but faced discriminatory attitudes such as hostility, neglect and withdrawal from friends, colleagues and hospital workers. There is a need for more enlightenment campaigns on HIV/AIDS by stakeholders to reduce stigma and discrimination and ensure adequate integration of PLWHA into the society. PMID:23237039

  2. The Catholic Church, moral doctrine, and HIV prevention in Recife, Brazil: Negotiating the contradictions between religious belief and the realities of everyday life.

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    Rios, Luis Felipe; de Aquino, Francisca Luciana; Muñoz-Laboy, Miguel; Murray, Laura R; Oliveira, Cinthia; Parker, Richard G

    2011-01-01

    Religious beliefs have had a key role in shaping local responses to HIV and AIDS. As the world's largest Catholic country, Brazil is no exception. Yet little research has been conducted to document how the religious doctrine is enacted in practice among its lay leaders and followers. In this article, we present ethnographic research from Recife, Brazil, conducted to understand the way in which religious doctrines are interpreted on a local level. Contextualized within the sociology of contemporary Brazilian Catholicism, we draw on interviews with clergy members, lay leaders and parishioners in order to discuss how the Catholic Church's vision of sexuality translates into the everyday lives of its followers by. We explore the disjuncture between the Catholic ideals of fidelity and delaying sex until marriage with the everyday reality of the Church's followers, highlighting the role that gender plays in defining sexual roles and expectations. We conclude posing questions for future research and HIV prevention strategies considering the formal institutional response of the Brazilian Catholic Church to AIDS on one hand, and the social and cultural contexts in which Catholics live their daily lives on the other. PMID:22500141

  3. Using Occupational Socialization Research to Explain Patterns of Influence During Student Teaching.

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    Corbett, III, H. Dickson

    1980-01-01

    Occupational socialization refers to the process by which a new member to an occupation becomes acquainted with the culture of the occupational group. Problems related to teacher training are essentially problems related to occupational socialization. (JN)

  4. Social informatics and service-learning as models for teaching ethical and social issues in science and engineering

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    T. Rachell

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents a framework for the treatment of ethical and social issues in science and engineering curricula. This framework is based on the basic foundations of applied engineering ethics, adaptation of the structure of the meta-discipline of social informations, and a developmental variant of the service-learning pedagogy based on Perry's cognitive-structural model for intellectual development. The paper shows how

  5. Values and Imagination in Teaching: With a Special Focus on Social Studies

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    Egan, Kieran; Judson, Gillian

    2009-01-01

    Both local and global issues are typically dealt with in the Social Studies curriculum, or in curriculum areas with other names but similar intents. In the literature about Social Studies the imagination has played little role, and consequently it hardly appears in texts designed to help teachers plan and implement Social Studies lessons. What is…

  6. Using the Smart Board in Teaching Social Stories to Students with Autism

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    Xin, Joy F.; Sutman, Frank X.

    2011-01-01

    Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) typically display great difficulties in social-communication and interaction skills. Their difficulties with communication skills can impede their social interactions with both peers and adults. Thus, an important goal of interventions for children with ASD is to better ensure their social

  7. The Snowball Survey and Peer Education Posters: Methods of Teaching Social Norms

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    Seitz, Christopher M.; Wyrick, David L.; Caldwell, Rebecca; Fearnow-Kenney, Melodie; Orsini, Mushin Michael

    2011-01-01

    One method in which health professionals can influence adolescent substance use is by correcting social norms. According to the social norms theory, individuals often erroneously believe that the majority of people engage in unhealthy behaviors, a misperception that may motivate individuals to increase their own unhealthy behaviors. The social

  8. A Preschool Pilot Study of "Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence"

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    Schultz, Betsy L.; Richardson, Rita Coombs; Barber, Catherine R.; Wilcox, Daryl

    2011-01-01

    Social-emotional learning in early childhood sets the stage for students' future behaviors in schools. The current study examined the effects of a social-emotional skills curriculum on the behavior of students in an early childhood program. The children received instruction in social and emotional skills using the "Connecting with Others: Lessons…

  9. Teaching Note--Ask the Audience: Using Student Response Systems in Social Work Education

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    Friedline, Terri; Mann, Aaron R.; Lieberman, Alice

    2013-01-01

    Social work educators are uniquely tasked with balancing content while helping students evaluate personal biases and develop ethical conduct necessary for social work professionalism. Social work education may benefit from technology like Student Response Systems (SRS) that allow educators to pose questions on sensitive topics in real time while…

  10. Some Determinants of Classroom Psychosocial Environment in Australian Catholic High Schools: A Multilevel Analysis

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    Dorman, Jeffrey P.

    2009-01-01

    This research investigated some determinants of classroom environment in Australian Catholic high schools. The Catholic School Classroom Environment Questionnaire (CSCEQ) was used to assess 7 dimensions of the classroom psychosocial environment: student affiliation, interactions, cooperation, task orientation, order and organization,…

  11. No Margin, No Mission: Challenges for Catholic Urban Schools in the USA

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    Joseph O’Keefe; Aubrey Scheopner

    In the USA over 220 Catholic schools closed in 2006, many of which were in urban areas, leaving a number of parents, students,\\u000a and teachers forced to find new schools. Financial troubles are affl icting Catholic schools around the country as parish\\u000a subsidies decrease and school enrollments drop, while the costs of educating students in Catholic schools increases. But Catholic

  12. Blogs and Wikis as Instructional Tools: A Social Software Adaptation of Just-in-Time Teaching

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    Higdon, Jude; Topaz, Chad

    2009-01-01

    Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) methodology uses Web-based tools to gather student responses to questions on preclass reading assignments. However, the technological requirements of JiTT and the content-specific nature of the questions may prevent some instructors from implementing it. Our own JiTT implementation uses publicly and freely available…

  13. Why Can't We Be Friends? Using Music to Teach Social Justice

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    Levy, Denise L.; Byrd, Daniel C.

    2011-01-01

    Listening to music is an emotional and educational experience that has the potential to shape an individual's values, actions, and worldview. Widely used in elementary education, music can also be a fresh, innovative teaching tool in higher education. Although it can be applied to virtually any subject area, critical reflection and discussion of…

  14. Teaching Diverse Populations: Formulating a Knowledge Base. SUNY Series "The Social Context of Education."

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    Hollins, Etta R., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents current knowledge about teaching culturally diverse populations that are traditionally underserved in U.S. schools. Such ethnic minority populations include African Americans, Appalachians, Native Alaskans, Native Americans, and Latin Americans. Part 1, "Shaping a Vision for the Schooling of Diverse Populations," challenges many…

  15. Using Cartoons to Teach about Perfectionism: Supporting Gifted Students' Social-Emotional Development

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    Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E.

    2013-01-01

    Cartoon interpretation and production are teaching strategies that can assist students in a deeper understanding of concepts and practice of higher level thinking skills while motivating them through humor. This article presents an extended example of graduate students in an introductory course in gifted education creating humorous cartoons to…

  16. When Moral Awareness Isn't Enough: Teaching Our Students to Recognize Social Influence

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    Baker, Diane F.

    2014-01-01

    The traditional case-based method used to teach ethics in business classrooms gives students valuable practice identifying and applying key moral principles. This approach builds on a rational model of decision making and emphasizes moral awareness and moral judgment, encouraging students to describe moral dilemmas and assess the consequences of…

  17. A Social Work Program's Experience in Teaching about Race in the Curriculum

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    Phan, Phu; Vugia, Holly; Wright, Paul; Woods, Dianne Rush; Chu, Mayling; Jones, Terry

    2009-01-01

    Teaching about race, racism, and oppression presents higher education programs with complex challenges. This article reports on the experiences of a new MSW program in designing a gateway "race, gender, and inequality" course. Embracing a theoretical base of culturally competent practice and solutions to the inherent difficulties of discussing…

  18. Teaching Local History Using Social Studies Models for Turkish Middle School Students

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    Oguzhan, Karadeniz

    2015-01-01

    Local history teaching provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience by improving awareness of history. Students having active communication with their neighbourhood are given the opportunity to learn about themselves and their past, words and concepts about the past and they can make easier connection between history and other…

  19. Using online social networking for teaching and learning: Facebook use at the University of Cape Town

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    Tanja E Bosch

    2009-01-01

    Web-based learning has made learning content much more freely and instantaneously available to students who can download course notes and readings with a single mouse click. Facebook is one of many Web 2.0 tools – wikis, delicious, YouTube, podcasts – that are listed as having potential applications for teaching and learning. Moreover, it has been argued that the current generation

  20. A Collection of Teaching Units about Japan for Secondary Social Studies Teachers.

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    Barker, Bruce, Comp; Christian, Duane, Comp.

    This document contains a collection of eight selected secondary level units of study about Japan. Individual units were planned and written by teachers who participated in the first Southwest Program for Teaching about Japan (SPTAJ) study tour to that country during 1987. Unit topics include: (1) "An Introduction To Japanese Medicine" (G. Adams);…

  1. Teaching and Reconsidering the Social Foundations of Education: A Self-Study

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    Bullough, Robert V., Jr.

    2008-01-01

    Within teacher education the position of educational foundations courses is increasingly precarious. Such courses are often declared irrelevant by students who embrace the aims of training and immediate practicality over education as the essence of learning to teach. Drawing on student and instructor diaries and diary summaries, the article…

  2. Interactions between Instructional Methods and Individual Aptitudes in the Teaching of Critical Thinking in Social Studies.

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    Wright, David Paul

    This doctoral thesis examines whether inductive and deductive teaching methods are appropriate for different learners. Statistical interactions between the two instructional methods and various aptitude variables were examined among 275 sixth-grade pupils. Subjects were randomly assigned to rule-example (deductive) treatments or example-rule…

  3. Urban Teacher Education and Teaching: Innovative Practices for Diversity and Social Justice

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    Solomon, R. Patrick, Ed.; Sekayi, Dia, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    This volume illuminates the most pressing challenges faced by urban schools, teachers, teacher candidates, and teacher training programs and offers a range of insights and possibilities for urban teacher education and teaching. Covering issues spanning the broadly theoretical to the urgently practical, it goes beyond the traditional discourses in…

  4. Why Won't They Listen: Negotiating the Technological and Social Context for Science Teaching

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    Liuzzo, Anna M.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gather information to identify the obstacles and the impact an implementation of technology had in a middle school science classroom. This study explored a teaching environment where the teacher planned on using a variety of technology tools including laptops, probeware, hardware and software to promote scientific…

  5. Bridging the Gap: Cognitive and Social Approaches to Research in Second Language Learning and Teaching

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    Hulstijn, Jan H.; Young, Richard F.; Ortega, Lourdes; Bigelow, Martha; DeKeyser, Robert; Ellis, Nick C.; Lantolf, James P.; Mackey, Alison; Talmy, Steven

    2014-01-01

    For some, research in learning and teaching of a second language (L2) runs the risk of disintegrating into irreconcilable approaches to L2 learning and use. On the one side, we find researchers investigating linguistic-cognitive issues, often using quantitative research methods including inferential statistics; on the other side, we find…

  6. The Instructional Conversation: Teaching and Learning in Social Activity. Research Report: 2.

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    Tharp, Roland G.; Gallimore, Ronald

    American education traditionally has used a "recitation script," a repeated assignment/assessment cycle. Contemporary educational reform is now emphasizing the fundamental, natural method of teaching, such as assisting learners through "instructional conversation." This method helps learners perform just beyond their current capacity. This…

  7. Clarifying the Public-Private Line: Legal and Policy Guidance for Catholic-Affiliated Charter Schools

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    Carr, Kari A.; Decker, Janet

    2015-01-01

    In the past 50 years, the share of students enrolled in U.S. Catholic schools has declined from approximately 12% to 3%. In reaction, many urban Catholic schools have closed and subsequently reopened as public charter schools in order to receive governmental funding and to increase enrollment. As public schools, these Catholic- affiliated charter…

  8. Identification, Description, and Perceived Viability of K-12 Consolidated Catholic School Systems

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    Britt, Kenith C.

    2011-01-01

    Limited research has been conducted on Catholic school viability (James, Tichy, Collins, & Schwob, 2008; Lundy, 1999) and Catholic school systems (Goldschmidt, O'Keefe, & Walsh, 2004). But no research studies have investigated the viability of the consolidated Catholic school system (DeFiore, Convey, & Schuttloffel, 2009). This study investigates…

  9. The Good under Construction and the Research Vocation of a Catholic University

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    Byrne, Patrick H.

    2004-01-01

    Responding to challenges questioning the possibility of distinctively Catholic higher education, this article seeks to establish an integrated vision for Catholic universities. Relying on the works of Philip Gleason, Ignatius of Loyola, and Bernard Lonergan, the author provides a framework for the important research function of Catholic

  10. The Internship: Bridge between Marketplace and Liberal Arts Education in the Catholic Tradition

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    Grabowsky, Eric; Fritz, Janie M. Harden

    2007-01-01

    Internships can be distinctive pedagogical opportunities within a Catholic liberal arts education. The applied marketplace experience provided by an internship, properly understood, is consistent with the Catholic understanding of education. The value of internships for Catholic higher education can be illustrated by focusing on communication and…

  11. The Effect of Catholic Schooling on Math and Reading Development in Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade

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    Sean F. Reardon; Jacob E. Cheadle; Joseph P. Robinson

    2009-01-01

    Prior research estimating the effect of Catholic schooling has focused on high school, where evidence suggests a positive effect of Catholic versus public schooling. In this article, we estimate the effect of attending a Catholic elementary school rather than a public school on the math and reading skills of children in kindergarten through fifth grade. We use nationally representative data

  12. The Continued Existence of State-Funded Catholics Schools in Scotland

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    McKinney, Stephen J.; Conroy, James C.

    2015-01-01

    Catholic schools in Scotland have been fully state-funded since the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act. Under this Act, 369 contemporary Catholic schools are able to retain their distinctive identity and religious education and the teachers have to be approved by the Catholic hierarchy. Similar to the position of other forms of state-funded and…

  13. Everything New Is Old Again: The American Catholic Bishops' Politics of Conscience

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    O'Keefe, Meaghan

    2012-01-01

    Over the last ten years, American Catholic bishops have suffered a catastrophic loss of authority in the wake of sexual abuse scandals. In the midst of these scandals, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB] has issued voting guides for presidential elections. In this dissertation, I investigate the American Catholic church's…

  14. Catholic Schools Still Make a Difference: Ten Years of Research, 1991-2000.

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    Hunt, Thomas C., Ed.; Joseph, Ellis A., Ed.; Nuzzi, Ronald J., Ed.

    The collection of articles in this publication offers a review of the research on Catholic schools during the past decade, and as such, represents an update of "Catholic Schools Make a Difference: Twenty-Five Years of Research." Following the "Introduction," the volume is divided into five sections: (1) "Catholic Schools and the Broader Church"…

  15. Exploring Our Identity: Catholic and American [and] Our Identity: Invitations and Reflections.

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    Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, 1995

    1995-01-01

    These two issues of "Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education" are devoted to the theme of what it means for a university or college to call itself Catholic. Many of the articles were presented at the 1994 and 1995 annual meetings of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). Articles include: (1) "A View from the Circle"…

  16. Catholicism on Campus: Stability and Change in Catholic Student Faith by College Type

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    Gray, Mark M.; Cidade, Melissa A.

    2010-01-01

    Are Catholic colleges and universities failing in their mission of educating their Catholic students in the faith? Many believe these institutions are in one key way: A 2003 study commissioned by the Cardinal Newman Society concluded that "a survey of students at 38 Catholic colleges...reveals that graduating seniors are predominantly…

  17. Beliefs versus Lived Experience: Gender Differences in Catholic College Students' Attitudes Concerning Premarital Sex and Contraception

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    Maher, Michael J.; Sever, Linda M.; Pichler, Shaun

    2008-01-01

    In April 2003, the researchers conducted a survey of undergraduate students living in residence halls at Loyola University Chicago. The survey contained twenty statements on issues currently discussed in the religious circles, especially the Catholic Church. The majority of both Catholic males and Catholic females disagreed with the statements,…

  18. Teaching about Civil Disobedience: Clarifying a Recurring Theme in the Secondary Social Studies

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    Clark, J. Spencer; Vontz, Thomas S.; Barikmo, Kristoffer

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the authors offer social studies educators a way to deepen students' understanding of civil disobedience as a democratic and nonviolent means of instigating social change. The authors explore the concept of civil disobedience from a historical perspective and examine the justifications and ramifications of each historical example.…

  19. AxeCorp's "Team Challenge": Teaching Teamwork via 3D Social Networking Platforms

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    Carmichael, Kendra

    2011-01-01

    To prepare business communication undergraduates for a changing work world and to engage today's tech-savvy students, many instructors have embraced social media by incorporating its use in the classroom. This article describes AxeCorp, a fictional company headquartered on the immersive social networking platform, Second Life, and one particular…

  20. An Old Fad of Great Promise: Reverse Chronology History Teaching in Social Studies Classes

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    Misco, Thomas; Patterson, Nancy C.

    2009-01-01

    This article revisits and explores the promises and challenges of reverse chronology history instruction within the social studies. In response to student disinterest in social studies, changes in our educational culture that often value content knowledge exclusively, and marginalization of instructional time stemming from testing burdens, reverse…

  1. Making Sense of Teaching Social and Moral Skills in Physical Education

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    Jacobs, Frank; Knoppers, Annelies; Webb, Louisa

    2013-01-01

    Background: Education policies and curriculum documents in many European countries promote the social and moral development of young people as a cross-curriculum goal and place that goal at the center of the education process. All subjects, including physical education (PE) are required to contribute to the social and moral development of the…

  2. Teaching with Laptops for the First Time: Lessons from a Social Science Classroom

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    Granberg, Ellen; Witte, James

    2005-01-01

    This chapter describes the experience of two faculty members who implemented laptop technology in a lower-division social science course. The authors focus on the pragmatic issues associated with incorporating this technology into the social science classroom and recommend several strategies and resources.

  3. Teaching Intellectually Challenging Social Studies in the Middle School: Problems and Possibilities

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    Conklin, Hilary G.

    2011-01-01

    Are middle schoolers capable of discussing the war in Iraq in meaningful ways? Can seventh graders develop informed ideas about presidential candidates' positions on health care? Should young adolescents discuss controversial public issues, interpret primary sources, and analyze social problems? Thoughtful social studies educators disagree. While…

  4. Resisting Compliance: Learning to Teach for Social Justice in a Neoliberal Context

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    Picower, Bree

    2011-01-01

    Background/Context: This study examines education in the context of neoliberalism and how current educational policies such as high-stakes testing and mandated curriculum create schooling environments hostile to social justice education. Relying on education for liberation literature, teacher education for social justice scholarship, and work on…

  5. Using Experiential Exercises to Teach about Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice

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    Cramer, Elizabeth P.; Ryosho, Natsuko; Nguyen, Peter V.

    2012-01-01

    Experiential exercises can be effectively incorporated into social work courses that focus on diversity, oppression, and social justice. This article describes three models of experiential activities, provides examples of exercises within the three models and empirical support for their effectiveness, and identifies criticisms surrounding their…

  6. Opinions of Prospective Social Studies Teachers on the Use of Information Technologies in Teaching Geographical Subjects

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    Akengin, Hamza

    2008-01-01

    Use of information technologies in the field of geography, one of the important disciplines that comprise the social studies course, contributes to rendering abstract phenomena and concepts concrete in terms of primary education students, thereby increases their interest in social studies. In this context, the basic purpose of this study is to…

  7. Revisiting the Concept of Socialization: Caregiving and Teaching in the 90's--A Personal Perspective.

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    Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T.

    1995-01-01

    Argues the importance of context to the description, theory, and understanding of human behavior because it influences children's primary group relations with family members, teachers, and peers. The article explains that, to be useful for children, social policies must inform the public on how its projected changes will influence socialization

  8. Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Strategic and Pedagogical Recommendations for Schools of Social Work

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    Howard, Matthew Owen; Allen-Meares, Paula; Ruffolo, Mary C.

    2007-01-01

    Widespread adoption of pedagogical methods promoting evidence-based practice (EBP) could enhance the effectiveness of social work practice education. Schools of social work should ensure that faculty are trained in the methods of EBP; establish a committee responsible for tracking and implementing demonstrably effective instructional innovations…

  9. Teaching Evidence-Based Practice: Toward a New Paradigm for Social Work Education

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    Matthew O. Howard; Curtis J. McMillen; David E. Pollio

    2003-01-01

    The scientific literature relevant to social work practice has grown expansively in recent years. Corollary developments, including the widespread availability of electronic bibliographic data- bases, improved indexing services, and increased acceptance of systematic reviews and evi- dence-based practice guidelines, have made research findings increasingly accessible to practitioners. For the first time in the history of the profession, social work educators

  10. Technological Utopia, Dystopia and Ambivalence: Teaching with Social Media at a South African University

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    Rambe, Patient; Nel, Liezel

    2015-01-01

    The discourse of social media adoption in higher education has often been funnelled through utopian and dystopian perspectives, which are polarised but determinist theorisations of human engagement with educational technologies. Consequently, these determinist approaches have obscured a broadened grasp of the situated, socially constructed nature…

  11. Increasing Social Interaction Using Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching with Nonverbal School-Age Children with Autism

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    Franco, Jessica H.; Davis, Barbara L.; Davis, John L.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Children with autism display marked deficits in initiating and maintaining social interaction. Intervention using play routines can create a framework for developing and maintaining social interaction between these children and their communication partners. Method: Six nonverbal 5- to 8-year-olds with autism were taught to engage in…

  12. Using Video to Teach Social Skills to Secondary Students with Autism

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    Parsons, Lynn D.

    2006-01-01

    Many students with disabilities have difficulty acquiring social skills, especially those necessary for employment. Students with autism struggle because of problems with (1) theory of mind; (2) reading facial expressions; (3) auditory processing problems; and (4) a lack of exposure to social conventions. Virtual reality and video have been used…

  13. Skirting around Critical Feminist Rationales for Teaching Women in Social Studies

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    Schmeichel, Mardi

    2015-01-01

    Feminist practices can provide firm theoretical grounding for the kind of social studies that scholars promote, especially in relation to efforts to include women in the curriculum. However, in P-12 social studies education, neither women nor feminism receive much attention. The study described in this article was a discourse analysis of 16…

  14. Unspoken Social Dynamics in an Online Discussion Group: The Disconnect between Attitudes and Overt Behavior of English Language Teaching Graduate Students

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    Çelik, Servet

    2013-01-01

    Course instructors across a wide range of disciplines have implemented computer-based learning resources such as online discussion boards. While the benefits of implementing an online discussion board in teaching have been well-documented, investigation into the social aspects of online learning environments is still needed in order to develop a…

  15. Putting "Energy" in Your Course: 1978. A Collection of Energy Teaching Units Designed by the Participants of the Energy Institute for Secondary Science and Social Science Teachers.

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    Albert, Harold E., Ed.

    This collection of energy teaching units is the contribution of participants in a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored institute for secondary science and social studies teachers. The objectives of the Institute were to: (1) provide an overview of past, present, and future energy problems, and (2) stimulate teachers to use this information in their…

  16. Innovative Methodologies for 21st Century Learning, Teaching and Assessment: A Convenience Sampling Investigation into the Use of Social Media Technologies in Higher Education

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    Kivunja, Charles

    2015-01-01

    The advent of the Web as a social technology has created opportunities for the creation of informal learning environments, which have potential for innovative methodologies in learning, teaching and assessment. However, as Wolfe (2001) admonishes, "contrary to the rhetoric of cheerleaders, the Web places greater demands on students than…

  17. Anti-Oppressive Practice and Reflexive Lifeworld-Led Approaches to Care: A Framework for Teaching Nurses about Social Justice

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    Hutchison, Jacqueline Sarah

    2015-01-01

    This paper was initially written for a European Academy of Caring Science workshop and aimed to provide clarity and direction about Caring Science by offering some ideas emerging from the philosophy, themes, and projects of EACS. An underpinning concept for the work of the Academy is the lifeworld. The focus of the workshop was to explore the lifeworld of the patient, student, and carer. The intention was to promote discussion around the need to provide alternative ways to conceptualise caring relevant knowledge, naming phenomena and practices central to caring sciences, and the educational curriculum and its adequacy for caring science. This paper seeks to identify concepts and approaches to understanding oppression, power, and justice which enable nurses to challenge the structures in health care environments which discriminate or disempower clients. Anti-oppressive practice theory and reflexive lifeworld-led approaches to care enable nurses to be critical of their practice. A framework for teaching social justice in health care is offered to augment teaching students to challenge oppressive practice and to assist nurses to reflect and develop conceptual models to guide practices which are central to promoting caring interactions. PMID:25838944

  18. Cognitive Spirituality and Hope in Catholic High School Students

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    Frey, Bruce B.; Pedrotti, Jennifer Teramoto; Edwards, Lisa M.; McDermott, Diane

    2004-01-01

    This study explores the validity of a construct of cognitive spirituality as measured by a recent measure, the "Spirituality Index of Well-Being," in a sample of Catholic high school students. Spirituality on this scale is conceptualized as a composite of life scheme (having meaning in one's life) and generalized self-efficacy. Construct-based…

  19. Nature of Mathematics Classroom Environments in Catholic High Schools

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    Hall, Judith J.; Sink, Christopher A.

    2015-01-01

    In an attempt to reveal the various types of learning environments present in 30 mathematics classrooms in five Catholic high schools, this replication study examined student (N = 602) perceptions of their classrooms using the Classroom Environment Scale. Student attitudes toward mathematics were assessed by the Estes Attitude Scale. Extending…

  20. Can We Have a "Second Spring" of Catholic Higher Education?

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    Franchi, Leonard

    2011-01-01

    The challenges facing Catholic higher education today offer the Church an opportunity to rethink the conceptual framework within which it operates. The educational vision found in the relevant writings of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI offer possibilities for an educational project centered on the role…

  1. Centers for Catholic Studies and the Public Voice of Religion

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    Brigham, Erin

    2011-01-01

    This article explores debates about the public role of religion in a secular context. Drawing on the work of critical theorist, Jurgen Habermas, this article claims that the United States requires a viable public sphere in which religious and secular voices can learn from each other. Highlighting the work of the Lane Center for Catholic Studies…

  2. Character Education in Three Schools: Catholic, Quaker and Public

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    Meidl, Christopher; Meidl, Tynisha

    2013-01-01

    Character education has always played a role in the purpose of schools. Most US states have a statement about character education as a part of the mission of the schools. This research studied how character education was perceived by participants in regards to school mission statements/philosophies, school atmosphere and curriculum in a Catholic

  3. The Ideal of a Catholic Education in a Secularized Society

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    Cuypers, Stefaan E.

    2004-01-01

    This paper argues that the progressive, revisionist reaction within Catholic education and schooling, as well as within Catholicism at large, to the challenge of modernity is a mistake. In view of modernity's malaises, it advocates instead the affirmation or reaffirmation of the ideal of traditional Catholicism as the only authentic response for…

  4. John Tracy Ellis and the Figure of the Catholic Intellectual

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    Conniff, Brian

    2006-01-01

    Fifty years after John Tracy Ellis challenged the quality and character of Catholic intellectual life, much work remains to be done. This essay explores Ellis's original assertions and places them in an overarching historical context that involves Flannery O'Connor and Thomas Merton.

  5. Quality and Equality in American Education: Public and Catholic Schools.

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    Coleman, James S.

    1981-01-01

    As a result of his study, "Public and Private Schools," James Coleman concludes that Catholic schools appear to be characterized by both higher quality, on the average, and greater equality than the public schools. Coleman discusses the reasons that may explain this finding. (Author/WD)

  6. Essential Ingredients for Trusteeship at Today's Catholic Colleges

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    Byron, William J.

    2011-01-01

    In the late 1940s and throughout the decade of the '50s, Catholic colleges began to shift governance control from members of the sponsoring religious community to lay men and women. Typically, a "one-third plus one" rule addressed the required presence of representatives of the religious community on the board, a measure intended to guarantee…

  7. Strange bedfellows: the Catholic Church and Brazilian National AIDS Program in the response to HIV/AIDS in Brazil.

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    Murray, Laura R; Garcia, Jonathan; Muñoz-Laboy, Miguel; Parker, Richard G

    2011-03-01

    The HIV epidemic has raised important tensions in the relationship between Church and State in many parts of Latin America where government policies frequently negotiate secularity with religious belief and doctrine. Brazil represents a unique country in the region due to the presence of a national religious response to HIV/AIDS articulated through the formal structures of the Catholic Church. As part of an institutional ethnography on religion and HIV/AIDS in Brazil, we conducted an extended, multi-site ethnography from October 2005 through March of 2009 to explore the relationship between the Catholic Church and the Brazilian National AIDS Program. This case study links a national, macro-level response of governmental and religious institutions with the enactment of these politics and dogmas on a local level. Shared values in solidarity and citizenship, similar organizational structures, and complex interests in forming mutually beneficial alliances were the factors that emerged as the bases for the strong partnership between the two institutions. Dichotomies of Church and State and micro and macro forces were often blurred as social actors responded to the epidemic while also upholding the ideologies of the institutions they represented. We argue that the relationship between the Catholic Church and the National AIDS Program was formalized in networks mediated through personal relationships and political opportunity structures that provided incentives for both institutions to collaborate. PMID:21324573

  8. John T. McGreevy - Catholics, Democrats, and the GOP in Contemporary America - American Quarterly 59:3

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    John McGreevy

    2007-01-01

    This essay places recent shifts in Catholic voting patterns and controversies over Catholic politicians and moral issues in historical perspective. Current attacks by some Catholic bishops on pro-choice Catholic Democrats (and now Republicans) rest upon a growing sectarianism within Catholicism and resistance to any moderation of the pro-choice position within the Democratic party.

  9. "Deja vu All over Again": Commentary on the Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference on Leadership at Loyola University Chicago

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    Schuttloffel, Merylann J.

    2010-01-01

    In fall 2007, nine Catholic colleges and universities began a collaborative process to explore ways Catholic institutions of higher education (CIHE) could increase effective support of pre-K-12 Catholic schools. This new organization, Catholic Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC), committed to hosting a series of six conferences focused on…

  10. Healthcare and Catholic identity in the universal Church.

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    Danneels, C D

    1987-10-01

    Two topics that are closely related to the daily work and the primordial concern of Catholic healthcare givers are the meaning and sense of Catholic healthcare institutions, and the relationship between a particular Church and the universal Church, especially since the Second Vatican Council. Some question whether it is worthwhile to maintain independent Catholic institutions, rather than working with others in nondenominational healthcare institutions. Christian institutions are indispensable as a defense against the well-organized forces of evil in the world, and because togetherness is needed in the struggle for good and for faith. Without this togetherness, the danger exists that the power of faith will be taken over by the power of money and financial interest groups. The elements of the Catholic identity of institutions and organizations are a service to the world, the Gospel message, a balance between technology and humanism, a permanent solicitude for the whole person, and a respect for human liberty. This Catholic identity must be fostered in our institutions, especially among the laypeople working there. The relationship between the universal Church and local Churches has come under stress since the Second Vatican Council, and a balance must be found. The problem has two aspects: the theological, and the cultural and psychological. A sound communion theology must be established to provide a good perspective on the relationship. In addition, a dialogue must be established between Rome and the particular Churches to prevent the universal message of Christ in his Gospel from conflicting more and more with local styling of the message.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10284218

  11. Shaped Goals: Teaching Undergraduates the Effects of Social Stratification on the Formulation of Goals

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    Touzard, Giselle

    2009-01-01

    This article describes an in-class activity that helps undergraduate students to understand the effects of their socio-economic position on the formulation, pursuit, and achievement of goals. Social stratification and inequality have an initial impact on the formulation of goals. Through this exercise students will perceive the effects of having a…

  12. Social Activism in Elementary Science Education: A science, technology, and society approach to teach global warming

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    Benjamin T. Lester; Li Ma; Okhee Lee; Julie Lambert

    2006-01-01

    As part of a large-scale instructional intervention research, this study examined elementary students' science knowledge and awareness of social activism with regard to an increased greenhouse effect and global warming. The study involved fifth-grade students from five elementary schools of varying demographic makeup in a large urban school district in the United States. The study was based on the analysis

  13. Towards teaching science for social responsibility: An examination of flaws in science, technology and society

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    Roger T. Cross; Ronald F. Price

    1991-01-01

    In this paper we continue our search for a socially responsible science education by an examination of the trends in the Science, Technology and Society movement. These trends reflect differing ideological perspectives and result in courses which serve different ends. We identify two major flaws in the movement that inhibits the realization of a schooling in science dedicated to democracy.

  14. An Elective Seminar to Teach First-Year Students the Social and Medical Aspects of AIDS.

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    Goldman, Jonathon D.

    1987-01-01

    A seven-week seminar Northwestern University introduces medical students to a comprehensive approach to biological, psychological, and social aspects of AIDS. The course includes: a television movie and documentary film; roundtable discussions with AIDS patients, volunteers, and health care professionals; reading materials and lectures; and…

  15. Change: A Handbook for the Teaching of Social Studies and English.

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    Wilkinson, Sylvia, Ed.; Campbell, Ed, Ed.

    Project Change was a curriculum development and teacher training effort to improve the quality of education in 13 North Carolina public school systems. The project was carried out by a corps of resource teachers. Their responsibilities included: (1) the development of curricular materials in the language arts-social studies area; (2) the…

  16. Arts-Based Teaching: A Pedagogy of Imagination and a Conduit to a Socially Just Education

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    Mardirosian, Gail Humphries; Belson, Sarah Irvine; Lewis, Yvonne Pelletier

    2009-01-01

    This article describes a study in which 53 teachers participating in arts-based professional development courses and workshops gained a profound understanding of the role of the arts in education and an appreciation for the powerful role the arts can play in pedagogy and social justice. The findings of study demonstrate how arts-based…

  17. Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning: Teaching and Learning or Playing and Becoming?

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    Woolf, Alison Margaret

    2013-01-01

    This article advocates the use of free play in the provision of the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme in schools. It uses case studies to illustrate how children develop and use the five strands of SEAL while playing. The author draws on recent research and literature to support the idea that SEAL skills are caught rather…

  18. Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Prospective Social Studies Teachers in Relation to History Teaching

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    Yilmaz, Ali

    2009-01-01

    Self-efficacy is one of the important concepts of the social cognitive theory, and can be defined as individual's perception of his or her own capabilities for organizing and successfully executing the courses of action required to attain designated types of performance. Teachers with high self-efficacy perception can contribute to creation of a…

  19. A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools. The Teaching for Social Justice Series.

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    Ayers, William, Ed.; Klonsky, Michael, Ed.; Lyon, Gabrielle H., Ed.

    Written by major players in the small schools movement, this collection of essays points to the ways that school restructuring strategies connect to the ongoing pursuit of social justice. Activists, scholars, practitioners, and theorists review how and why small schools work for students, provide thick descriptions of the small schools strategy in…

  20. Teaching the Japanese American Internment: A Case Study of Social Studies Curriculum Conflict and Change

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    Camicia, Steven P.

    2009-01-01

    This article examines a case of curriculum conflict in order to understand how the social studies curriculum is changed by such conflicts. In the case, a small group of activists challenged a local sixth grade history curriculum, which claimed that the WWII internment of Japanese Americans was a mistake. Activists claimed that the internment was…

  1. Engaging Emotions and Practicing Conflict: Emotions and Teaching toward Social Justice

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    Meeker, Joy

    2012-01-01

    This inquiry considers the role of emotions and conflict in education practices which align with social justice. The classroom is a significant location to learn and practice resourceful responses to conflict and to the emotions that accompany conflict, and can itself be considered a site of conflict intervention. This research questions how U.S.…

  2. Teaching Social Work Values and Ethics: A Curriculum Resource. Second Edition

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    Congress, Elaine P.; Black, Phyllis N.; Strom-Gottfried, Kimberly

    2009-01-01

    Congress, Black, and Strom-Gottfried cover the gamut of values and ethics issues affecting social work curricula at the BSW and MSW degree levels, as well as those complying with CSWE's 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. This book's course outlines, interactive learning techniques, technological resources, and extensive…

  3. Teaching MSW Social Work Practice in a Blended Online Learning Environment

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    Levin, Shelley; Whitsett, Doni; Wood, Gary

    2013-01-01

    Blended learning is a newly emerging trend in higher education and is defined as the purposeful integration of synchronous and asynchronous learning to provide educational activities that maximize the benefits of each. This paper describes the development of a graduate social work foundation-year practice class in a blended online environment in…

  4. Spatial Dynamics: An Alternative Teaching Tool in the Social Studies. ERIC Digest.

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    Siler, Carl R.

    Spatial dynamics is an instructional strategy whereby students create large scale models that capture the details of a historic event. This Digest discusses classroom floor models and papier mache models. Floor models are best suited to elementary classrooms and middle schools. Papier mache models, appropriate for high school social studies…

  5. Teaching Note--Integrating Prevention Content into Clinical Social Work Practice Courses

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    Rishel, Carrie W.

    2014-01-01

    Rapid changes in health care services and delivery suggest an upcoming paradigm shift in the field of mental health. Recent national reports, health care policy changes, and growing evidence support a shift toward prevention-focused mental health care. The social work profession is uniquely positioned to act as leaders in this shift as the…

  6. The Teaching of the Social Studies in Primary Teacher Training Institutions in Asia.

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    Pires, Edward A.

    This comparative study was undertaken to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the social studies programs in the training of primary school teachers in the Asian countries. A detailed questionnaire was sent to selected associated institutions of the Asian Institute for Teacher Educators in each of the member states of UNESCO, except Mongolia;…

  7. Social and Cultural Contexts of Chinese Learners: Teaching Strategies for American Educators

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    Thakkar, Darshan

    2011-01-01

    This article seeks to evaluate the social and cultural context of education among Chinese learners in order to identify ways through which American educators can best serve such students. It is intended that such efforts will create multiple pathways to knowledge for Chinese learners by accommodating their varying learning needs. Several common…

  8. Teaching Government in Social Studies: Political Scientists' Contributions to Citizenship Education

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    Ahmad, Iftikhar

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author presents an appraisal of the two contending perspectives on political scientists' approach to citizenship education in social studies: John Dewey's critique of political scientists' vision of citizenship education and a consideration of the educational implications of the APSA's activities in precollegiate citizenship…

  9. Social Activism in Elementary Science Education: A Science, Technology, and Society Approach to Teach Global Warming

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    Lester, Benjamin T.; Ma, Li; Lee, Okhee; Lambert, Julie

    2006-01-01

    As part of a large-scale instructional intervention research, this study examined elementary students' science knowledge and awareness of social activism with regard to an increased greenhouse effect and global warming. The study involved fifth-grade students from five elementary schools of varying demographic makeup in a large urban school…

  10. Teaching about Global Human Rights for Global Citizenship: Action Research in the Social Studies Curriculum

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    Gaudelli, William; Fernekes, William R.

    2004-01-01

    What are my rights? What can I do if my rights are violated? Who has the right to do that?Questions like these are easily articulated by most students in the United States because from an early age they frequently receive socially diffused rights messages in virtually every aspect of their lives. The United States has been described as a highly…

  11. Using Theater to Teach Social Skills: Researchers Document Improvements for Children with Autism

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    Hartigan, Patti

    2012-01-01

    The idea that theater fosters social cognition has long been championed by drama therapists and some psychologists, neuropsychologists, and special educators. But the research is only now emerging, and researchers suggest that the very nature of theater makes it an inherently useful tool for children on the spectrum. Children with autism struggle…

  12. Teaching Research and Practice Evaluation Skills to Graduate Social Work Students

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    Wong, Stephen E.; Vakharia, Sheila P.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The authors examined outcomes of a graduate course on evaluating social work practice that required students to use published research, quantitative measures, and single-system designs in a simulated practice evaluation project. Method: Practice evaluation projects from a typical class were analyzed for the number of research references…

  13. Concierge or Information Desk: Teaching Social Stratification through the Malling of America.

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    Manning, Robert D.; Price, Derek V.; Rich, Henry J.

    1997-01-01

    Describes an undergraduate sociology project in which students conducted research at working class and upper-middle class shopping malls. The research focused on social stratification and its manifestation in architectural character, spatial relationships, advertising, and consumer behavior. Includes an appendix that reproduces the fieldwork…

  14. The Use of Innovative Computer Technology for Teaching Social Communication to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Wainer, Allison L.; Ingersoll, Brooke R.

    2011-01-01

    For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), the use of technology to provide intervention, particularly targeting the core social-communication deficits of the disorder, is promising. This literature review will examine studies that have used innovative technology, such as interactive computer programs and virtual reality, to deliver…

  15. Teaching Social Skills to Enhance Work Performance in a Child Care Setting

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    Gear, Sabra; Bobzien, Jonna; Judge, Sharon; Raver, Sharon A.

    2011-01-01

    Adults with intellectual disabilities face difficulty seeking employment in the community workforce. Using a single-subject design, this study examined the utility of role playing and self-management strategies to enhance work performance by promoting the social skills of a young woman with Down syndrome working in a community child care setting.…

  16. Teaching Economics to Business Students through the Lens of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

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    Maxfield, Sylvia

    2011-01-01

    Corporate "social-issues management" courses are often taught without in-depth reference to economics, but they afford an opportunity both to review ground-level microeconomics issues including pricing and profit maximization under different market structures and to introduce more advanced topics such as externalities, introductory game theory,…

  17. A Teaching Guide and Experience Units K-12. Social Studies. Grade Four.

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    Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

    The unit experiences for the K-12 curriculum guide, including these for grade 4, are outlined in SO 001 139. These units initiate the study of geographic regions of the world. Emphasis in these area studies is placed on the regional topography, geographic factors, and people's economic, social, and cultural adjustment to their environment or…

  18. Why We Teach: Autobiographies of Traditionally and Alternatively Certified Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers

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    Santoli, Susan

    2009-01-01

    This study describes the analysis of the social studies autobiographies of 46 students compiled over a 15 month period. Two major questions were addressed: (1) what motivational patterns are revealed in these autobiographies and (2) what differences and similarities exist in the autobiographies of students seeking alternative and traditional…

  19. A Framework for Teaching Social and Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Business Majors

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    Brumagim, Alan L.; Cann, Cynthia W.

    2012-01-01

    The authors outline an undergraduate exercise to help students more fully understand the environmental and social justice aspects of business sustainability activities. A simple hierarchical framework, based on Maslow's (1943) work, was utilized to help the students understand, analyze, and judge the vast amount of corporate sustainability…

  20. The Social Studies Sourcebook: Ideas for Teaching in the Elementary and Middle School.

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    Ryan, Frank L.

    The book presents 477 classroom activity suggestions for elementary and middle school teachers which reflect current social studies instructional thinking. The objectives are to promote greater understanding of the instructional topics presented and to encourage a commitment to integrating current instructional trends into personal classroom…

  1. Teaching the "Invisible" Disabled Students in the Classroom: Disclosure, Inclusion and the Social Model of Disability

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    Matthews, Nicole

    2009-01-01

    Drawing on the insights of critical disability studies, this article addresses anxieties frequently articulated by academic staff around the implementation of the United Kingdom's Disability Discrimination Act: how to accommodate the needs of students with "hidden" impairments. Following the social model of disability, it argues that universities…

  2. How to Teach for Social Justice: Lessons from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and Cognitive Science

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    Bracher, Mark

    2009-01-01

    The author explains how principles of cognitive science can help teachers of literature use texts as a means of increasing students' commitment to social justice. Applying these principles to a particular work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, he calls particular attention to the relationship between cognitive science and literary schemes for building reader…

  3. University ESL Teachers' Socialization in School Workplace toward Teaching Culturally Diverse Students

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    Huang, Hsiang-Ling

    2011-01-01

    Employing interpretive theory, this study investigated 331 university ESL teachers' socialization in language programs for international students. Looking beyond teacher preparatory education, in-service teachers' workplace experiences are essential to study because experience is instrumental in the shaping of belief systems (Wu and Shaffer,…

  4. Comment on "catholicism and indices of social pathology in the states".

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    Lester, D

    1997-06-01

    Although some indices of social pathology were associated with the proportion of Roman Catholics in the states in a 1980 data set, these associations were confounded by the association of the proportion of Roman Catholics with the proportion of Jews and the urban/wealth characteristics of the states. PMID:9198402

  5. Social interest and the development of cortical face specialization: what autism teaches us about face processing.

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    Grelotti, David J; Gauthier, Isabel; Schultz, Robert T

    2002-04-01

    Investigations of face processing in persons with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) inform upon theories of the development of "normal" face processing, and the story that emerges challenges some models of the nature and origin of cortical face specialization. Individuals with an ASD possess deficits in face processing and a lack of a fusiform face area (FFA). Evidence from studies of ASD can be conceptualized best using an expertise framework of face processing rather than models that postulate a face module in the fusiform gyrus. Because persons with an ASD have reduced social interest, they may fail to develop cortical face specialization. Face specialization may develop in normal individuals because they are socially motivated to regard the face, and such motivation promotes expertise for faces. The amygdala is likely the key node in the system that marks objects as emotionally salient and could be crucial to the development of cortical face specialization. PMID:11891634

  6. Towards teaching science for social responsibility: An examination of flaws in science, technology and society

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    Roger T. Cross; Ronald F. Price

    1991-01-01

    In this paper we continue our search for a socially responsible science education by an examination of the trends in the Science,\\u000a Technology and Society movement. These trends reflect differing ideological perspectives and result in courses which serve\\u000a different ends. We identify two major flaws in the movement that inhibits the realization of a schooling in science dedicated\\u000a to democracy.

  7. Teaching Web 2.0 beyond the library: adventures in social media, the class.

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    Farrell, Ann M; Mayer, Susan H; Rethlefsen, Melissa L

    2011-01-01

    Librarians at the Mayo Clinic developed customized Web 2.0 courses for library staff, health science faculty, and nurse educators. As demand for this type of training spread across the institution, a single, self-paced class was developed for all employees. The content covered the typical Web 2.0 and social media tools (e.g., blogs, really simple syndication [RSS], wikis, social networking tools) emphasizing the organization's social media guidelines. The team consulted with the public affairs department to develop the class and coordinate marketing and advertising. The eight-module, blog-based course was introduced to all employees in 2010. Employees completing each module and passing a brief assessment receive credit on their employee transcript. Libraries staff provided support to participants throughout the duration of the course through chat widgets, e-mail, and blog comments. The results show that even though a high number of learners accessed the course, the completion percentage was low since there was no requirement to complete the course. Deploying a single, self-paced course for a large institution is an enormous undertaking, requiring the support of high level administration, managers, and employees. PMID:21800981

  8. Conflict and compromise: Catholic and public hospital partnerships.

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    Wall, Baprbra Mann

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes the tensions and uneasy negotiations, based on a case study, that occurred among Catholic sisters, administrators, bishops, physicians, and the Vatican for more than seven years at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Here, the largest health care system in the city, which was Catholic, joined with the local public, tax-supported hospital that provided the majority of reproductive health care services in the region. A clash resulted over whether the hospital could continue providing sterilization and contraceptive services to its primarily poor patients. This article examines the fierce debates that occurred, especially over emergency contraception and attempts to develop creative solutions after a hierarchical crackdown from the Vatican. The end result was a compromise that included the creation of a "hospital within a hospital." PMID:20067093

  9. English Teaching in Mexico.

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    Salazar, Denise

    2002-01-01

    Discusses teaching English in Mexico, a country with important social, cultural, and economic ties to the United States. Looks at the various English teaching situations as well as teacher education for teachers in Mexico. Concludes that the English teaching situation in Mexico reflects great diversity and growth, and that the knowledge of English…

  10. Traditional and New Enhancing Human Cybernetic and Nanotechnological Body Modification Technologies: A Comparative Study of Roman Catholic and Transhumanist Ethical Approaches

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    Caligiuri, Michael J.

    Advances in cybernetic and nanotechnological body modifications currently allow for enhancements to human physical and mental function which exceed human species-based norms. This thesis examines body modification and human enhancement from two perspectives---Roman Catholicism and Transhumanism--- in order to contribute to bioethical deliberations regarding enhancement technologies. Roman Catholicism has a longstanding tradition of bioethical discourse, informing the healthcare directives of Roman Catholic institutions. Transhumanism is more recent movement that endorses body modifications and human enhancements as a means of individual betterment and social evolution. The thesis first considers definitions of human enhancement and levels of normalcy in connection to cybernetic and nanotechnological bionic implants, and outlines a series of criteria to assess a technology's potential bioethical acceptability: implantability, permanency, power, and public interaction. The thesis then describes Roman Catholicism's response to non-enhancing decorative body modifications (cosmetic surgeries, common decorative modifications such as tattoos and piercings, and uncommon modifications such as scarifications and brandings) in order to establish a basis for possible Roman Catholic responses to enhancing cybernetic and nanotechnological modifications. This is followed by an analysis from a Roman Catholic perspective of the major social issues brought forward by enhancement technologies: commodification, eugenics, vulnerability, and distributive justice. Turning to Transhumanism, the thesis describes the origins and philosophy of the movement, and then discusses the bioethical principles it advances with regard to human enhancement. The thesis concludes by locating points of convergence between Transhumanism and Roman Catholicism that could be the basis of more widely accepted ethical guidelines regarding modification technologies.

  11. The Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church: What Psychologists and Counselors Should Know

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    Thomas G. Plante; Courtney Daniels

    2004-01-01

    Recent events regarding child sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere have yet again resulted in a tremendous amount of media attention and frenzy regarding this topic. During 2002 alone, approximately 300 American Catholic priests, including several bishops, were accused of child sexual abuse. Many were forced to resign their positions while others

  12. The Intersection of Religious Charter Schools and Urban Catholic Education: A Literature Review

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    Horning, Craig N.

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyzes how an emerging form of schooling--"religious" charter schools--may influence the future of urban Catholic elementary education in America. Specifically, it synthesizes the literature related to religious charter schools and Catholic education. The paper investigates if a common understanding of religious charter schools is…

  13. Curriculum Handbook for Parents, 2003-2004: Catholic School Version, Senior High School.

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    Alberta Learning, Edmonton.

    Noting that parents are vital partners in the educational system, this handbook provides parents with information about the senior high school (grades 10-12) curriculum in Catholic Schools in Alberta, Canada. Based on the Alberta Learning "Programs of Study: Senior High School," the handbook describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes Catholic

  14. An Examination of the Leadership Practices of Catholic Elementary School Principals

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    Zamora, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the leadership practices of Catholic elementary school principals. This study sought out to determine: 1) the most prevalent leadership style among Catholic elementary school principals, 2) the relationship between the mission and vision of the school principal, 3) how principals create, maintain, and…

  15. Private Catholic Elementary Schools Established by Religious Congregations in the United States: Emerging Governance Models

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    Walsh, Mary Grace

    2010-01-01

    Private Catholic elementary schools in the United States often trace their origins to religious congregations of women and men. The rapid decline of religious vocations and the choice of many religious to serve in diverse ministries since the Second Vatican Council, has had an effect on all Catholic schools. Schools founded by religious…

  16. Revised : January 2011 1 LILLE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE INFORMATION 2011/2012

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    Revised : January 2011 1 LILLE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE INFORMATION ­ 2011/2012 General Information Name of Institution Lille Catholic University Location Lille, France Major studying areas Lille.vanpeperstraete@univ-catholille.fr Fax number : +33 3 59 56 69 99 Mailing Address Université Catholique de Lille Service Relations

  17. The Challenge and Promise of Catholic Higher Education for Our Time

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    Jenkins, John I.

    2015-01-01

    Catholic colleges and universities face significant challenges in the present context of American higher education. Yet, there are opportunities to be found in the midst of this crisis when one carefully examines the intersections between the Catholic mission and objectives of an institution and current culture and academia. A return to the…

  18. Colleagues in Faith: Models of Shared Prayer and Collegial Support for Catholic Educational Leaders.

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    National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.

    This publication provides a framework for spiritual leadership and mutual support for and among Catholic school administrators. The group sessions, written by Catholic school administrators, focus on a theme or season to pray, share, celebrate, relax, and show support for one another. Each section presents sample formats for a gathering, including…

  19. Career Aspirations of Potential Applicants for Principals of Catholic Schools: An Australian Perspective

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    d'Arbon, Tony

    2006-01-01

    Recent surveys of leadership succession planning in Catholic schools in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory of Australia have confirmed the growing shortage of persons applying for positions of principal in Catholic schools in those states and territory and examined reasons for the decline in numbers.…

  20. Catholic Perspectives on Population Issues. Population Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 6.

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    Murphy, Francis X.; Erhart, Joseph F.

    The bulletin provides information on the position of the Catholic Church on population issues. The purpose is to help responsible thinkers and world organizations understand the Catholic perspective. The booklet focuses on religious, human, and ethical dimensions of the demographic situation and is presented in seven chapters. The first chapter…

  1. Justice Education as a Schoolwide Effort: Effective Religious Education in the Catholic School

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    Horan, Michael P.

    2005-01-01

    This essay describes and analyzes one successful justice education program flowing from community service, and demonstrates how such a program in a Catholic school responds to several important "calls" to Catholic educators. These "calls" are issued by (a) the needs of the learners and the signs of the times, (b) official documents of the Church…

  2. Occupational stress of Catholic primary school staff: a study of biographical differences

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    John J. De Nobile; John McCormick

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate relationships between biographical variables of gender, age experience and employment position and occupational stress of staff members in Catholic primary schools. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Survey data were collected from 356 staff members from Catholic primary schools in New South Wales, Australia. Research hypotheses were tested using multivariate analysis and comparison of

  3. Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement: The Role of Catholic Identity in Supporting Instructional Leadership

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    McDonald, Jeremy Anthony

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between strong instructional leadership, as measured by the Principal Instructional Measurement Rating Scale (PIMRS) and high student academic outcomes in 35 Mid35-Atlantic Catholic elementary schools. In addition, the research explored the role of Catholic identity in supporting instructional leadership…

  4. Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic ChurchRevisiting the Rotten Apples Explanation

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    Michael D. White; Karen J. Terry

    2008-01-01

    The Catholic Church response to its sexual abuse crisis and how the problem should be addressed parallels the “rotten apple” assertions of police deviance. The rotten apple theory, however, does not fully explain police deviance, as there are often also structural explanations. This article employs Kappeler, Sluder, and Alpert's (1998) police deviance framework to characterize and understand the Catholic Church

  5. The Charism of 21st-Century Catholic Schools: Building a Culture of Relationships

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    Cook, Timothy J.; Simonds, Thomas A.

    2011-01-01

    Catholic schools are called to embody an identity and charism that make a unique and meaningful contribution to our Church and society. In the article, the authors present a coherent and relevant framework for thinking about Catholic identity and charism in contemporary schools using relationships as the organizing principle. The authors assert…

  6. The Identification of Four Characteristics of Children's Spirituality in Australian Catholic Primary Schools

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    Hyde, Brendan

    2008-01-01

    In taking its theoretical impetus from hermeneutic phenomenology, the qualitative research reported in this paper aimed to identify characteristics of children's spirituality in Australian Catholic primary schools. The videotaped life expressions of two groups of six children in each of three Australian Catholic primary schools formed the texts of…

  7. Insulin Administration in Catholic Schools: A New Look at Legal and Medical Issues

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    Huggins, Mike

    2015-01-01

    Anecdotal evidence indicates that more students with type 1 diabetes are enrolling in Catholic schools across the United States. Meeting the medical needs of these students appears to be a significant challenge--legally and logistically--for many Catholic schools. District officials, school leaders, and school staff need support to understand the…

  8. Leadership and the Age of the Laity: Emerging Patterns in Catholic Higher Education.

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    Morey, Melanie M.; Holtschneider, Dennis H.

    2003-01-01

    Data from surveys completed by 55% of a sample of 222 Catholic college presidents make it possible to compare the backgrounds, aspirations, and career paths of religious and lay presidents. Findings show that presidents of Catholic colleges increasingly resemble their counterparts at other institutions of higher education. (SLD)

  9. Solutions to Infertility: Even the Simplest Medical Answer Raises Troubling Ethical Questions for Catholics.

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    Boyle, Philip

    1989-01-01

    Considers the ethical issues surrounding the "simplest" case of in vitro fertilization from the author's interpretation of a Catholic perspective. Discusses serious moral objections to in vitro fertilization voiced by the Vatican, and presents theological reasons why Catholics should question in vitro fertilization. (Author/NB)

  10. Americanizing the West: Protestant and Catholic Missionary Education on the Rosebud Reservation, 1870-1920

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    Bennison, Sarah Machiels

    2011-01-01

    Background: This paper challenges the dominant story of Protestant and Catholic conflict by illustrating the critical role that mission schools played in creating denominational consensus in the West. Focus: Protestant and Catholic missionaries cast aside their differences as they worked toward common goals to "civilize," Christianize, and…

  11. An External Perspective on Institutional Catholicity in Higher Education: A Case Study

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    Collins, Timothy J.

    2013-01-01

    Catholic colleges and universities in America have significantly changed philosophically, demographically, legally, and financially during the past 5 decades. Since the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, there has been considerable focus on attempting to accurately describe the Catholic identity for institutions affiliated with the…

  12. A Unique Betrayal: Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Context of the Catholic Religious Tradition

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    Guido, Joseph J.

    2008-01-01

    The sexual abuse of children and adolescents by Roman Catholic priests entails a violation of meaning as well as persons. Precisely because the priest is regarded by Catholics as an "alter Christus," another Christ, his violation of a child's or adolescent's body is also a violation of a sacred trust and worldview. The implications of this…

  13. Psychological Type Preferences of Roman Catholic Priests in the United Kingdom

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    Craig, Charlotte L.; Duncan, Bruce; Francis, Leslie J.

    2006-01-01

    This study explores the psychological type profile of Roman Catholic priests. A sample of 79 priests completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Form G). The study shows that Roman Catholic priests tend to prefer introversion over extraversion, feeling over thinking and judging over perceiving. Near equal preferences are shown for sensing and…

  14. Can a Baptist be Catholic?: an essay on the Free Church and ecumenism

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    Nathan Placencia

    2003-01-01

    In this paper I will address the question: Can a Baptist be Catholic? This question may puzzle some Baptists. Why would a Baptist want to be Catholic? Doesn't the Roman Church represent almost the complete opposite ecclesiology? No doubt, there are extreme differences in the way Free Church Baptists and Rome view the Church. However, I will argue that at

  15. Navigating and Utilizing Values during Change Processes at Catholic Colleges and Universities

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    Flanagan, Scott

    2010-01-01

    Catholic colleges and universities (CCUs), particularly those of moderate selectivity, are especially vulnerable to changes in the external environment. In addition to external forces, values from the academic tradition as well as those from an institution's Catholic heritage contribute to change efforts at CCUs. This study uses the lens of…

  16. Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?: Lacking Nuns and Often Students, a Shrinking System Looks for Answers

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    Meyer, Peter

    2007-01-01

    As most educators know, Catholic schools work and have worked for a long time. Sociologist James Coleman and colleagues Thomas Hoffer and Sally Kilgore, in 1982, were among the first to document Catholic schools' academic successes, in "High School Achievement: Public and Private Schools." A variety of studies since, by scholars at the University…

  17. Comparing Religious Education in Canadian and Australian Catholic High Schools: Identifying Some Key Structural Issues

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    Rymarz, Richard

    2013-01-01

    Religious education (RE) in Catholic high schools in Australia and Canada is compared by examining some of the underlying structural factors that shape the delivery of RE. It is argued that in Canadian Catholic schools RE is diminished by three factors that distinguish it from the Australian experience. These are: the level and history of…

  18. Does Philosophy Still Deserve a Special Role in Catholic Higher Education?

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    Bassham, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    This paper (1) explores the reasons why philosophy was accorded a special role in Catholic higher education in the United States in the decades prior to Vatican II; (2) explains why many of those reasons are now widely seen as attenuated or obsolete; (3) briefly discusses recent changes to the environment of Catholic higher education that have led…

  19. Sustaining the Heart: Attracting Latino Families to Inner-City Catholic Schools

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    Suhy, Thomas M.

    2012-01-01

    Like many urban Catholic schools, St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School in Dallas, Texas, is faced with many challenges: filling empty seats; supporting increased costs; and, possible closure. The small parish is primarily Latino, but few parish families are enrolled in the school. This action research project used in-depth interviews to examine…

  20. The Social Construction of Urban Fijian Childhoods: Literacy Teaching, Waka Readers and Children's Lives

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    Burnett, Greg; Lingam, Govinda I.

    2013-01-01

    The article draws on the elements of poststructural theory to explore the mismatches and alignments in language and literacy teaching discourses in urban Fijian primary schools. More specifically, it compares the liberal progressivism of whole language and literacy pedagogies with the culturalism that informs a key reading resource in the teaching

  1. What Educators in Catholic Schools Might Expect when Addressing Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Study of Needs and Barriers

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    Maher, Michael J.; Sever, Linda M.

    2007-01-01

    Previous research indicated that Catholic high schools in the United States were not addressing the topic of homosexuality in any significant and systematic way prior to the mid-1990s, though practitioners in Catholic high schools have begun to address the topic in recent years. This study, in sampling seven Catholic schools in the greater Chicago…

  2. What hospitals won't do for a merger. Deals involving Catholic facilities often mean a loss of reproductive services.

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    Bellandi, D

    1998-09-28

    As Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals pursue mergers or partnerships with one another, the facilities are discovering a major culture clash, prompting a new set of operating rules. At the heart of it all are prohibitions the Catholic Church slaps on certain reproductive services, such as tubal ligations, abortions and some fertility programs. Sometimes the hurdles prove insurmountable. PMID:10185584

  3. Roe v. Wade. The education of one Catholic.

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    Wilkes, P

    1998-01-01

    This critique by the author of "The Good Enough Catholic: A Guide for the Perplexed" recounts how he reexamined his categorical opposition to abortion during the 1970s in light of his exposure to the effect of unwanted pregnancies on poverty. This theoretical position was put to the test when he encountered a 15-year-old who was despondent over the pregnancy that would end her plans to go to college and break the cycle of poverty in her family. He immediately advised her to seek an abortion and even drove her to the clinic. Years later, he watched as his pregnant wife had a sonogram. When he saw the human features of his months-old fetus, he doubted his advice to the 15-year-old and wondered what had become of her. Now he found himself in the uncomfortable position of being uncertain about whether abortion is the right choice. He continues to believe that "good enough Catholics" would accept the use of postcoital contraception and the termination of a pregnancy in cases where its continuation would threaten the mother's life or result in a profoundly deformed infant with unsustainable life. Others may also advocate pregnancy in the event of rape or incest. Abortion to solve the problem of an unwanted pregnancy, however, remains a difficult decision. PMID:12178892

  4. In Pursuit of the Enigma: A Project in Computer Assisted Teaching in Aid of Harmonious Social Relations.

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    Ferrer Sancho, Immaculada; Planes, Monica Valls

    1995-01-01

    Describes an interactive computer game developed for secondary school students to promote the teaching of multiculturalism. Discusses contextual difficulties, content, design strategy, prerequisites established by the psychology of education, screen design, and question answering. (AEF)

  5. A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Practitioners

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    Bellini, Scott; Benner, Lauren; Peters-Myszak, Jessica

    2009-01-01

    Social skills training (SST) is a topic of great importance in the field of autism as social skill deficits are a prominent feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Improving and/or facilitating the acquisition and performance of social skills across multiple settings should be the primary purpose of SST. Unfortunately, few children receive SST…

  6. Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy. Black Studies and Critical Thinking. Volume 23

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    Nash, Robert J., Ed.; Johnson, Richard Greggory, III, Ed.; Murray, Michele C., Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The book deals concretely with the most effective ways for educators to be social justice advocates, with questions about what it means to be a social justice advocate, and with the best communication strategies to advocate for a particular social justice view that might start and sustain an open dialogue. The book presents a number of practical…

  7. On the path to healthcare reform. The 78th Annual Catholic Health Assembly.

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    1993-01-01

    A healthcare revolution is at hand, and not just in Washington, DC. The 78th Annual Catholic Health Assembly, held June 6 to 9 in New Orleans, drew 1,300 Catholic health providers from across the nation to explore the progress of healthcare reform--at the federal level, in state initiatives, and in cities across the nation where providers are collaborating to provide more comprehensive, cost-effective care. Culminating in an affirming address by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, the assembly afforded attendees opportunities to discuss the operational opportunities ahead, innovative care approaches, and strategies to maintain their Catholic identity and values under a reformed system. PMID:10183912

  8. Disciplinary Cultures of Teaching and Learning as Socially Situated Practice: Rethinking the Space between Social Constructivism and Epistemological Essentialism from the South African Experience

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    Mathieson, Susan

    2012-01-01

    There is a growing awareness of the need to move beyond generic approaches to teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) to consider the importance of context in shaping TLA practices. However, efforts to engage with context have focused primarily on disciplinary epistemologies and in particular the differences between hard, soft, pure and applied…

  9. Superheroes Social Skills: A Study Examining the Effects of Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Teach Social Skills to Children with High-Incidence Disabilities

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    Hood, Julia Ann Kelly

    2011-01-01

    The current study evaluated the use of a manualized social skills program, Superheroes Social Skills, to increase the use of prosocial behaviors and decrease the use of aggressive behaviors for children with externalizing behaviors. The training was implemented by a school psychologist in a pullout group with four children with high-incidence…

  10. Using the NCSS "National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment" to Meet State Social Studies Standards

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    Herczog, Michelle M.

    2010-01-01

    According to "A Report on the State of U.S. History Education, State Policies and National Programs as of September 2008," "Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have established academic standards to address academic achievement in history, the social sciences, or social studies. The sole exceptions are Iowa and Rhode Island which allow…

  11. Poetry, prayer, and pedagogy: writings by and for the English Catholic community, 1547-1650 

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    Garcia, Patricia Marie

    2009-05-15

    of John Donne, Robert Southwell, Richard Crashaw, and Elizabeth Cary, as well as in the instructional works by lesser-known Catholic writers including John Fowler, Thomas Wright, John Bucke, Henry Garnet, Gaspar Loarte, John Mush, Jeanne de Cambray...

  12. Voices from the Vineyard: Gifts of Diversity from Catholic Elementary School Educators.

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    Litton, Edmundo F.

    1998-01-01

    Studies elementary Catholic-school educators, with a focus on cultural diversity. Discusses key experiences in diverse settings, transforming the curriculum, staffing and hiring practices, and the role of parents in student education. (32 references.) (VWC)

  13. A communion of voices : an interpretive analysis of communication among American Catholic Priests 

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    Koegler, Shelley

    1997-01-01

    This project focuses on the communication of American Catholic Priests gained from interpretive interviews with over 25 area priests. Analysis of the interview texts revealed that these priests utilize very similar ...

  14. Migration old and new: accepting diversity in creating a Catholic community in Youngnak Presbyterian Church 

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    Ha, Chung Yoube

    2009-11-26

    This thesis examines the attempts of the Christian Wolnammin and Christian Saeteomin to construct a catholic community within Younghak Presbyterian Church, Seoul. Both groups come from the same region in the Northern ...

  15. A Note on Teaching

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    Turner, Francis J.

    2008-01-01

    Uses a personal perspective to reflect on the varieties of challenges and satisfactions in teaching social work in several different countries; discusses the role of the teacher and the danger of obsessive adherence to any specific "models" of teaching. Makes a case for the teacher's presentation of self rather than reliance of technological…

  16. Teaching Literature to Adolescents

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    Beach, Richard W.; Appleman, Deborah; Hynds, Susan; Wilhelm, Jeffrey

    2006-01-01

    This text for pre-service and in-service English education courses presents current methods of teaching literature to middle and high school students. The methods are based on social constructivist/socio-cultural theories of literacy learning, and incorporate research on literary response conducted by the authors. "Teaching Literature to…

  17. [The physician's conscience, conscience clauses, and religious belief: A Catholic perspective].

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    Pellegrino, Edmund D

    2014-01-01

    This Essay explores how physicians may handle conflicts or conscience facing Roman Catholic Health practitioners regarding "human life" issues, especially through conscience clauses. In five parts, the author examines "first, why conscientious objection is so important in our day; second, the moral grounding for freedom in the exercise of conscience; third, the components of the physician's conscience; fourth, specific conflicts of conscience for Catholic physicians and institutions; and fifth, competing models of conflict resolution". PMID:24836027

  18. The Geography of Germany, Lessons for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. Social Studies Grades 9-12. Update 1994.

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    Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William

    These lessons, designed for high school classrooms, focus on the country of Germany in teaching the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region). The lessons can be used individually via integration into the curriculum or collectively used as a complete stand-alone unit. The lessons are desigend…

  19. Reform-Oriented Teaching of Introductory Statistics in the Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences--Historical Context and Rationale

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    Hassad, Rossi A.

    2009-01-01

    There is widespread emphasis on reform in the teaching of introductory statistics at the college level. Underpinning this reform is a consensus among educators and practitioners that traditional curricular materials and pedagogical strategies have not been effective in promoting statistical literacy, a competency that is becoming increasingly…

  20. Reform-Oriented Teaching of Introductory Statistics in the Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Historical Context and Rationale

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    Rossi A. Hassad

    2010-01-01

    There is widespread emphasis on reform in the teaching of introductory statistics at the college level. Underpinning this reform is a consensus among educators and practitioners that traditional curricular materials and pedagogical strategies have not been effective in promoting statistical literacy, a competency that is becoming increasingly necessary for effective decision-making and evidence-based practice. This paper explains the historical context

  1. Teaching ESL/EFL in a World of Social Media, Mash-Ups, and Hyper-Collaboration

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    Kessler, Greg

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the emerging pedagogical potential offered by today's technologies and how understanding the relationship between emerging technology and emerging pedagogy can enhance the teaching of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL). The author begins with an overview of recent developments in the field, focused upon…

  2. A brand new study and social facility for all students and staff at KB -the Learning & Teaching Cluster -is

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    Edinburgh, University of

    , it is vital that students develop active and participatory styles of working and learning. This aim runs through the College of Science and Engineering's Learning and Teaching Strategy. We are keen to encourage both structured and informal group learning and to build learning styles around enquiry and problem

  3. Approaches to Teaching about Southeast Asia in a World Cultures Social Studies Curriculum. A Guide for Teachers.

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    Bresnan, John

    Approaches to teaching about Southeast Asia are presented in this guide, with a special focus on the relationship between this region of the world and the United States. The guide's eight sections include: (1) Introduction: Southeast Asia and America Since 1492; (2) Where Is Southeast Asia; (3) Americans in Southeast Asia; (4) Southeast Asians in…

  4. The Use of Drama to Teach Social Skills in a Special School Setting for Students with Autism

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    Kempe, Andy; Tissot, Cathy

    2012-01-01

    For children with autism, social challenges may be both part of the disability and a barrier to accessing education. This article reports on a project that used drama to address such challenges by drawing on the social skills of non-autistic peers in a special school setting. The article demonstrates how drama's flexibility may be harnessed in…

  5. Teaching Note--Educating Public Health Social Work Professionals: Results from an MSW/MPH Program Outcomes Study

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    Ruth, Betty J.; Marshall, Jamie Wyatt; Velásquez, Esther E. M.; Bachman, Sara S.

    2015-01-01

    Dual-degree programs in public health and social work continue to proliferate, yet there has been little research on master's of social work (MSW)/master's of public health (MPH) graduates. The purpose of this study was to describe and better understand the self-reported professional experiences, identities, roles, and outcomes…

  6. An Economics Methods Course?: Challenges of Teaching an Economics Education Methods Course for Secondary Social Studies Preservice Teachers

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    Joshi, Parag; Marri, Anand R.

    2006-01-01

    Methods courses, the mainstays of preservice teacher education in social studies, are curiously understudied in general terms although there are numerous focused studies on such topics as methods textbooks, problem-based learning, and critical thinking, including an issue focused on reflections on the methods course in the "International Social

  7. Infusing Aging and Public Policy Content into Gerontology Courses: Collaborative Learning Methods To Teach about Social Security and Medicare.

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    Cianciolo, Patricia K.; Henderson, Tammy L.

    2003-01-01

    Describes modules on Social Security and Medicare for gerontology policy courses. Discusses collaborative exercises in which students explore Internet resources on Social Security and health care finance, identity major concerns about reforms, and enact scenarios about retirees with varying degrees of income and health care security. (Contains 33…

  8. Views of Prospective Teachers about the Seven Principles of Effective Teaching and Learning, Using Social Studies as a Case

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    Simsek, Ufuk

    2013-01-01

    This study focuses on the extent the seven principles are utilized on social studies. The research model utilized in this study is a descriptive method. The sample of the study consists of 85 social studies prospective teachers. A scale or measure consisting of 49 questions was used as data collection tool. It has 7 principles with 7 items. The…

  9. Initial Teacher Education for Social Justice and Teaching Work in Urban Schools: An (Im)pertinent Reflection

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    Pereira, Fátima

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents conceptions and reflections on initial teacher education for social justice based on a study that sought to identify the discourses produced in the initial education of teachers of the first and second cycles of basic education on the concept of social justice and to understand the effects of those discourses on the educational…

  10. Social Studies at the Beginning of the New Millennium: Teach Democratic Ideals, Geography, and History or Is that Objective Outdated?

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    De Villier, Paul Wayne

    Although many pressures have been brought to bear in the social studies curriculum over the past 70 years, the leaders of the country's society have maintained the middle ground. They have ensured that educators remain somewhat conservative in their approach to the social sciences, ensuring that the history of the culture be continually passed on…

  11. A Competency-Based Approach to Teaching Professional Self-Care: An Ethical Consideration for Social Work Educators

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    Newell, Jason M.; Nelson-Gardell, Debra

    2014-01-01

    Incorporating material on professional self-care into social work course content is valuable to the education of neophyte social work practitioners. This article presents a review of the literature on professional burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue, including the risk factors associated with the experience of these…

  12. Using LinkedIn in the Marketing Classroom: Exploratory Insights and Recommendations for Teaching Social Media/Networking

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    McCorkle, Denny E.; McCorkle, Yuhua Li

    2012-01-01

    With the rapid growth of social networking and media comes their consideration for use in the marketing classroom. Social networking skills are becoming essential for personal branding (e.g., networking, self-marketing) and corporate/product branding (e.g., marketing communication). This paper addresses the use of LinkedIn (i.e., an online…

  13. Teaching Organic Farming and Gardening: Resources for Instructors, 3rd Edition. Part 3 - Social and Environmental Issues in Agriculture

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    2015-01-01

    Markets: Marketing Channels, Trade Practices, and Retail Pricing Behavior. ERS Researchmarkets and community-supported agriculture (CSA); the growth of urban agriculture and community garden programs; the increase in natural and social science researchmarkets and community-supported agriculture (CSA); the growth of urban agriculture and community garden programs; the increase in natural and social science research

  14. Social Justice, Self-Systems, and Engagement in Learning: What Students Labeled as "At-Risk" Can Teach Us

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    Mirci, Philip; Loomis, Corey; Hensley, Phyllis

    2011-01-01

    When students are marginalized, excluded, negatively labeled, and do not fit what is considered to be normative, they may experience social injustice because of the ways in which oppression have been institutionalized within the education system. In schools, students face social injustice when they are oppressed based on racism, sexism,…

  15. Teaching evidence-based social work in foundation practice courses: learning from pedagogical choices of allied fields.

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    Traube, Dorian E; Pohle, Cara E; Barley, Melissa

    2012-01-01

    The field of social work is attuned to the need to incorporate evidence-based practice education into masters-level curriculum. One question remaining is how to integrate evidence-based practice in the foundation practice courses. Integration of evidence-based practice across the foundation-level curriculum coincides with the Council on Social Work Education's mandate that student's engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. Through a discussion of definitions, criticisms, and pedagogy across the allied fields of medicine, nursing, and social work the authors address the current status of evidence-based practice curriculum in foundation-level education. The authors incorporate the lessons learned from allied fields and a Masters of Social Work student's analyses of their experience of evidence-based practice learning to propose an adult-learner model to improve evidence-based practice pedagogy in Social Work. PMID:22694131

  16. The Social Protection of Teachers in Europe. Papers presented at a Workshop of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (Budapest, Hungary, May 9-11, 1992).

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    World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).

    This report focuses on social protections of teachers in Europe, synthesizes responses to a questionnaire by 18 European members of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (WCOTP), and provides an overview of a variety of situations in European countries. The report includes a list of organizations/countries which…

  17. Reform-Oriented Teaching of Introductory Statistics in the Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences-Historical Context and Rationale

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    Rossi A. Hassad

    2010-01-01

    There is widespread emphasis on reform in the teaching of introductory\\u000astatistics at the college level. Underpinning this reform is a consensus among\\u000aeducators and practitioners that traditional curricular materials and\\u000apedagogical strategies have not been effective in promoting statistical\\u000aliteracy, a competency that is becoming increasingly necessary for effective\\u000adecision-making and evidence-based practice. This paper explains the historical\\u000acontext

  18. Identifying teaching in wild animals

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    Alex Thornton; Nichola J. Raihani

    2010-01-01

    After a long period of neglect, the study of teaching in nonhuman animals is beginning to take a more prominent role in research\\u000a on social learning. Unlike other forms of social learning, teaching requires knowledgeable individuals to play an active role\\u000a in facilitating learning by the naive. Casting aside anthropocentric requirements for cognitive mechanisms assumed to underpin\\u000a teaching in our

  19. Resources for Teaching with Computers in History.

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    Seiter, David M.

    1988-01-01

    Highlights seven resources for teaching history with computers. Titles include "Technology and the Social Studies: A Vision"; "Using Databases in History Teaching"; "Computers and Database Management in the History Curriculum"; "Social Studies. Microsoft Courseware Evaluations"; "Teaching Comparative Local History: Upper Mississippi River Towns";…

  20. Teaching Local History.

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    Singer, Alan, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This Social Science Docket theme issue focuses on teaching local history and included theme and non-themed articles, lesson plans, learning activities, and book, movie, and museum reviews designed for K-12 social studies teachers. Articles and materials in this issue are: "Editing Is Not Censorship" (Alan Singer); "Teachers Respond to 'Editing Is…