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Sunday, July 30, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review of Null & Ravitch: "Forgotten Heroes of American Education: The Great Tradition of Teaching Teachers"

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published more than 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at
http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:
Null, J. Wesley and Ravitch, Diane. (Eds). (2006). Forgotten Heroes of American Education: The Great Tradition of Teaching Teachers. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Barbara Slater Stern, James Madison University.

This review can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage http://edrev.asu.edu.
___________________________________________________

Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

 

Small Schools and Rural Education in the News

And the Google news alert for rural education.

Namibia: Rural School in Dire Straits
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... Tsheehama called upon the Ministry of Education to re-look into this matter, adding ... Transport remains another major problem, like in many other rural places. ...

Chinese president calls for more effective macro control measures
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China

... In the second semester, more investment should be channeled towards the social sector to boost the development of rural education, medical care and culture, he ...

Rural Hue residents lend helping hand to stressed-out university ...
Viet Nam News - Hanoi,Vietnam

... and, by surprise, an increasing number of hungry learners are spreading out beyond Viet Nam’s two major cities to apply for an off-the-beaten-path education. ...

(Saturday, July 22) Government lip service to rural proofing not ...
Farming Life - Belfast,Ireland

... learnt from this study about Rural Proofing will have benefit for all those undertaking rural assessments, not just those within the field of education.". ...

Rural kids to get access to specialists
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

... regional NSW and improve doctors' access to health education. "It also means it will be easier for us to be able to attract paediatricians in rural and remote ...

Education Department pressing districts to participate in ...
Orangeburg Times Democrat - Orangeburg,SC,USA

COLUMBIA, SC - Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum is pressing officials in rural school districts to find classroom space to expand 4-year-old ... [See all stories on this topic]

Chinese President suggests more effective macro control measures
Zee News - Noida,India
... In the second half of 2006, more investment should be channelled towards the social sector to boost the development of rural education, medical care and culture ...

Party plans session in October
China Daily - China

... In the second semester, more investment should be channelled towards the social sector to boost the development of rural education, medical care and culture ...[See all stories on this topic]

District explores rural education initiatives
Sangre de Cristo Chronicle - Angel Fire,NM,USA

CIMARRON — The Cimarron Municipal School District could be on the cutting edge of rural education initiatives according to Bill McCamley, executive director ...

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Friday, July 28, 2006

 

2007 AERA Annual Meeting Final Proposal Submission Reminder

A message from Robert Smith, AERA Director of Meetings (aera-response@eloop.goldlasso.com).

Good Afternoon,

This is just a reminder that the 2007 AERA All Academic Submission System is open for individuals wishing to submit a proposal for consideration of presentation at the 2007 AERA Annual Meeting, April 9-13 in Chicago, IL. The submission system will close on August 1 for Divisions: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J, and August 2 for Divisions: K and L, and all SIG's and committees. Without exception no submission will be accepted after the respective closing dates of August 1 and August 2.

We would like to encourage you to submit a proposal, volunteer to serve as a chair, discussant or reviewer and be a part of the largest educational research meeting in the world. Please log in at www.aera.net for more information.

Your login id number and password is required to log into the proposal submission system. Please make sure that you have your correct login id number and password prior to submitting your proposal to avoid any delay in the submission process.

Thank you for your continued support of AERA and its Annual Meeting.

Best regards,
Robert Smith, CMP, CMM
Director of Meetings
American Educational Research Association

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

 

Announcement of a New Journal

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

Problem-Based Learning Crosses Disciplines

A new educational journal, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL), edited by Peggy A. Ertmer, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, and Alexius Smith Macklin, Associate Professor of Library Science (both at Purdue), was launched March 2006. This quarterly published, peer-reviewed journal seeks to challenge, stimulate, and provoke additional research in the area of problem-based learning (PBL).

IJPBL offers a forum for problem-based learning research across disciplines. This scholarly journal publishes the most relevant information about problem-based learning pedagogy and is the first of its kind in this exciting field. Articles inside IJPBL offer readers instruction and insights into the best new teaching and learning practices in a variety of disciplines. IJPBL is filled with challenging and practical research that may be used by educators in numerous disciplines to implement problem-based learning in their own classrooms. IJPBL will also be of great help to all those who wish to use problem-based learning more effectively in their K-12 and post-secondary classrooms.

IJPBL is published quarterly by Purdue University Press in both a paperback and online version. Additionally, the premier addition may be accessed free-of-charge on the University Press website. URL: http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/.

For further information:
om Bacher (bacher@purdue.edu),
Director, Purdue University Press
Phone: 765.494.8251

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

 

RE: Call for submissions - Self-Regulation of Learning

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

Self-Regulation of Learning
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Winter 2006, Volume 10, Issue 4
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special
section. Self-Regulation of Learning Feature Editor: Hefer Bembenutty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education and Youth
Services, Queens College, NY
E-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com

Focus:
Self-regulation of learning examines the process by which learners set goals, monitor, regulate, and control their learning, motivation for learning, behavior, actions, and guide their effort to secure academic achievement. Self regulation of learning investigates the contextual, environmental, and social cognitive factors that guide and promote learning. Self-regulation of learning examines the conditions that enact successful learning as well as those thatconstrain academic self-regulation and explores the development of self-regulatory skills and interventions that improve students; self-directed and proactive learning.

Self-regulation of learning considers empirical and theoretical contributions dealing with improving students; self-regulation of learning. Quantitative and qualitative methods as well as theoretical analyses with practical applications addressing the cognitive processing, motivation for learning, the role of teachers, classroom practice, educational interventions, and individual differences including gender, ethnicity, and exceptionality, will be considered.

Who May Submit:

Manuscripts are welcome from researchers, teachers, administrators, professors, and graduate students co-authored with professors. The contextual settings of learning could be in traditional classrooms, sport or medical settings, college environment, vocational or training centers, elementary to secondary education, and higher education.

Please identify your submission with keyword: SELF

Submission deadline: any time until the end of August 2006; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm
or http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/rufen1.htm
http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/5self.htm

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax

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Monday, July 24, 2006

 

RE: Call for submissions - Self-Regulation of Learning

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

American Educational Research Association
Studying and Self-Regulated Learning - Special Interest Group

Graduate Students Research Award Application
Next year during the AERA annual conference, the Studying and Self-Regulation of Learning Special Interest Group (SSRL-SIG) will hold a special session for graduate students to present their research works (Website: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/ssrl/).

Graduate students, who are first authors of papers accepted to be presented at the SSRL-SIG’s Graduate Student Session, will receive $150.00 fellowship from the SIG. Up to five (5) fellowships will be awarded. The papers submitted for the Graduate Student Session will be evaluated and selected by the Graduate Student Research Awards Committee.

Graduate students will submit their proposals electronically by using the AERA Online Proposal Submission System at http://www.aera.net/, but they must submit their papers to the SSRL-SIG. The deadline for submission of proposals for the awards will be the same as the SIG Submission Deadline (August 2, 2006).

In addition, graduate students will send a copy of their proposals to the chair of the award committee, Dr. Hefer Bembenutty (e-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com). The chair of the committee will inform to the students who will receive the awards. Papers that are not selected for the Graduate Student Session will be included with other papers submitted to the SIG to be considered for general sessions sponsored by the SIG.

Sincerely yours,

Hefer Bembenutty
Queens College, Secondary Education and Youth Services Department, CUNY
Chair of the SSRL-SIG Graduate Student Research Awards Committee
E-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com
Telephone: (646) 338-4130

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax
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Sunday, July 23, 2006

 

EDUCATION REVIEW> Call for Reviewers for Brief Reviews

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review, an open access journal of reviews of books in educaiton, is seeking reviewers for its Brief Reviews section:
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html
If you wish to be considered as a reviewer for any of the following books, please

1. Send your full name and surface mail address to
Roland Person rperson@lib.siu.edu

2. If you are volunteering for more than one book, please rank order your preferences, indicating clearly most preferred and least preferred.
Cordially,
Roland Person
1002 Emerald Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901
rperson@lib.siu.edu

BOOKS TO BE REVIEWED
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Anderson, Mike & Dousis, Andy. (2006) The Research-Ready Classroom: Differentiating Instruction Across Content Areas. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Barnes, Don & Fischer, Wyman (2005) Teaching Thinking Skills Using Non-Fiction Narratives, 5th – 6th Grades. Book 2. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning.

Barnes, Don & Fischer, Wyman (2005) Teaching Thinking Skills Using Non-Fiction Narratives, 7th – 8th Grades. Book 3. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning.

Beck, Isabel L. & McKeown, Margaret G. (2006) Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author: A Fresh and Expanded View of a Powerful Approach. New York: Scholastic.

Benson, Peter L. (Oct. 2006) All Kids are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents. Second edition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

Bianco, Arnie (2006) Teaching Tips From Your One-Minute Mentor: Quick and Easy Strategies for Classroom Success, Grades K-12. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Blevins, Wiley (2006) Phonics from A to Z: A Practical Guide, Grades K-3. Second edition. New York: Scholastic.

Block, Cathy Collins & Mangieri, John N. (2006) The Vocabulary-Enriched Classroom: Practices for Improving the Reading Performance of All Students in Grades 3 and Up. New York: Scholastic.

Boushey, Gail & Moser, Joan (2006) The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Brand, Max & Brand Gayle (2006) Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Browder, Diane M. & Spooner, Fred. (2006) Teaching Language Arts, Math, & Science to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Burns, Edward (2006) IEP-2005: Writing and Implementing Individualized Education Programs. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.

Brier,Norman (2006) Enhancing Academic Motivation: An Intervention Program for Young Adolescents. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Cartledge, Gwendolyn & Lo, Ya-yu (2006) Teaching Urban Learners: Culturally Responsive Strategies for Developing Academic and Behavioral Competence. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Cerra, Cheli & Jacoby, Ruth (2006) Homework Talk! The Art of Effective Communication About Your Child’s Homework. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Cowlhey, Mary (2006) Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Crow, Sherry R. (2005) Information Literacy: A Guide for the Library Media Specialist. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning

Davidson, Kay (2004, rcd 2006) Writing the Simple 6: A Writing Rubric for Kids: Getting into the Passing Zone. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning

Dietel, Ronald. (Sept. 2006) Get Smart! Nine Sure Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Diffily, Deborah & Sassman, Charlotte (2006) Positive Teacher Talk for Better Classroom Management, Grades K-2. New York: Scholastic.

Dorn, Linda J. & Soffos, Carla (2005) Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Fornshell, Antoinette Cerulli (2006) Best Practices for Planning Reading & Writing Instruction Grades 3-5. New York: Scholastic.

Fry, Edward B. & Kress, Jacqueline E. (2006) The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, Grades K-12. Fifth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Hargis, Charles H. . (2006) Teaching Low Achieving and Disadvantaged Students. Third Edition. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.

Iram, Yaacov, editor (2006) Educating Toward a Culture of Peace. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.

Kendall, Juli & Khoun, Outey (2006) Writing Sense: Integrated Reaking and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners, K-8. Portland ME: Stenhouse.

Kramer, Stephen & London, Michael, Editors ( Sept. 2006) The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What It Takes to Get Into College Today. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Langrall, Cynthia W. Editor. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry Into Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 3-5. Greenwich CN: Information Age Pubs.

Lauer, Patricia A. (2006) An Education Research Primer: How to Understand, Evaluate, and Use It. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Leograndis, Denise (2006) Fluent Writing: How to Teach the Art of Pacing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Magner, Laura (2005) Researching Adventures: Challenging GLYPH-Making Activities. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning

Magner, Laura (2004 recd 2006) Creativity Calendar: Weekly Practice Activities to Encourage Creativity. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning

Masingila, Joanna O. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into Mathematics Classrooms, Grades 6-8. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing

McLaughlin, Maureen, Homeyer, Amy & Sassaman, Jennifer (2006) . Research-Based Reading Lessons Grades 4-6. New York: Scholastic.

McNally, John (2006) America’s Report Card: A Novel. New York: Free Press.

Meador, Karen (2005) Tiered Activities for Learning Centers: Differentiation in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning

Mooney, Margaret E. & Young, Terrell A. (2006) Caught in the Spell of Writing and Reading, Grade 3 and Beyond.. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen.

Muschla, Judith A. & Muschla Gary Robert. (2006) Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 6-12. Second edition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Noguera, Pedro A. & Wing, Jean Yonemura (2006) Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Overmeyer, Mark. (2005) When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working: Answers to Ten Tough Questions Grades 2-5. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Popham, W. James (2005) America’s Failing Schools: How Parents and Teachers Can Cope With No Child Left Behind. New York: Routledge.

Putz, Melinda (2006) A Teacher’s Guide to the Multigenre Research Project: Everything You Need to Get Started. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

Raphael, Taffy E.; Highfield, Kathy & Au, Kathryn H. (2006) QAR Now: Question Answer Relationships. New York: Scholastic.

Richison, Jeannine; Hernandez, Anita; & Carter, Marcia (2006) Theme-Sets for Secondary Students: How to Scaffold Core Literature. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

Rowe, Stephen, editor. (2006) Old Hopes for a New Place: The Legacy of Arend D. Lubbers at Grand Valley State University. University of Illinois Press.

Schaefer, Lola M. (2006) Writing Lesssons for the Overhead, Grades 2-3. 20 Transparencies That Show Models of Strong Writing with Companion Mini-Lessons. New York: Scholastic

Schaefer, Lola M. & Hurni-Dove, Kathleen (2005) Teaching the Craft of Writing, Grades 2-4. Five volume set, volume titles: Organization, Elaboration, Ideas, Leads & Endings, and Voice. New York: Scholastic

Schmidt, Patricia Ruggiano & Finkbeiner, Claudia. (2006) ABC’s of Cultural Understanding and Communication: National and International Adaptations. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.

Sher, Barbara (2006) Attention Games. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Sigmon, Cheryl M. & Ford, Sylvia M. (2006) Just-Right Writing Mini-Lessons Grades 4-6. New York: Scholastic.

Solomon, Lewis C. & Chirra, Kalyani R. (2006) The Last Silver Bullet? Technology for America’s Schools. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.

Sprick, Randall S. (2006) Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management, Grades 9-12. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Stead, Tony. (2006) Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction K-5. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Tolman, Marvin N. (2006) Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K-6. Second Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tolman, Marvin N. (2006) Hands-On Life Science Activities for Grades K-6. Second Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Turnbill, Jan & Bean, Wendy (2006) Writing Instruction K-6: Understanding Process, Purpose, Audience. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen.

Van Zoest, Laura R. . Editor. (2006) Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry Into Mathematics Classrooms in Grades 9-12. Greenwich CN: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Willis, Jerry W. & Seung, H. Kim. (2006) Using Computers in Educational and Psychological Research: Using Information Technologies to Support the Research Process. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.
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Saturday, July 22, 2006

 

Rural Education and Small Schooling in the News

First from the Google news alert for rural education.

Rural teachers to be accommodated
Daily News - TSN - Dar Es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania

... Education and Vocational Training, Mrs Margaret Sitta, has announced the allocation of funds in this budget for construction of houses for teachers in rural ...

Rural residents more ready to help
Globe and Mail - Canada

... Despite education levels' being relatively lower in rural areas, the survey revealed that people who live in such areas have higher rates of participation and ... [See all stories on this topic]

National award recognises school's farm-focused science program
ABC Online - Australia

... program. The school won the Australian Rural Education Award for a program of soil and water testing at the Woolnorth property. Deborah ...

Beebe: Expand preschool, mentoring; Hutchinson: Help rural schools
Pine Bluff Commercial - Pine Bluff,AR,USA

... Hutchinson spoke the same day to the Arkansas Rural Education Association in Eureka Springs. "We need to make sure that all of the ...

Wisconsin lawmakers' membership in congressional clubs
Duluth News Tribune - Duluth,MN,USA

.. Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, Republican Housing Opportunity Caucus, Research and Development Caucus, Rural Caucus, Rural Education Caucus, House Rural ...

Helping China spend the surplus
China Daily - China

... this better quality teaching, and more of the Ministry of Education's budget could ... One of the problems China's rural sector suffers from is underfunded primary ...

Guest Opinion: Securing America's energy independence is priority
Billings Gazette - MT, USA

... That's why I created the House Rural Education Caucus. As chairman of the caucus, I've worked closely with the Department of Education ...

Rural people learn more
Fiji Times - Suva,Fiji

... The program, whose main focus is rural education, is organised by the Fiji Forum of non-State actors an association of non-government organisations and trade ...

Big turnout: rain fails to dampen 2006 Field Days spirit
Mudgeee Guardian and Gulgong Advertiser - Mudgee,New South Wales,Australia

... Almost 500 stalls and exhibitions filled the Australian Rural Education Centre site and attractions such as the NSW Yard Dog trials and the annual fashion ... [See all stories on this topic]

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Friday, July 21, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review of Thacker: "College unranked: Ending the college admissions frenzy"

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published more than 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Thacker, Lloyd. (Ed.). (2005). College unranked: Ending the college admissions frenzy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Reviewed by Terrell L. Strayhorn, University of Tennessee.
This review can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage http://edrev.asu.edu.
___________________________________________________

Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

 

2007 AERA Annual Meeting Proposal Submission Reminder

A message from Robert Smith, AERA Director of Meetings.

Good Afternoon,

This is just a reminder that the 2007 AERA All Academic Submission System is open for individuals wishing to submit a proposal for consideration of presentation at the 2007 AERA Annual Meeting, April 9-13 in Chicago, IL. The submission system will close on August 1 for Divisions: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J, and August 2 for Divisions: K and L, and all SIG's and committees. Without exception no submission will be accepted after the respective closing dates of August 1 and August 2.

We would like to encourage you to submit a proposal, volunteer to serve as a chair, discussant or reviewer and be a part of the largest educational research meeting in the world. Please log in at http://www.aera.net/ for more information.

Please make sure you have your login id number and password, it will be required to log into the proposal submission system.

Thank you for your continued support of AERA and its Annual Meeting.

Best regards,
Robert Smith, CMP, CMM
Director of Meetings
American Educational Research Association

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

 

Message from Chair of SIG Executive Committee

A message from Schuyler W Huck (huck@utkux.utcc.utk.edu) to SIG Officers (aera_sig_officers-announce@listserv.aera.net)

TO: All SIG Officers

FROM: Sky Huck, Chair of the SIG Executive Committee

SUBJECT: Submission Deadline and Session Allocation for Chicago Meeting

DATE: July, 17, 2006

If you have not done so already, you might want to send a message to the members of your SIG reminding them of two things: (1) the August 2nd deadline for submitting proposals for next spring's Annual Meeting in Chicago and (2) the new system of session allocation that will be used this year.

Regarding the submission deadline, SIGs can receive proposals up until midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, August 2nd. You might want to advise your colleagues that it's somewhat risky to wait until the evening of August 2nd to submit a proposal. For many reasons, it's best to get proposals in before "the last minute rush."

As for the new system of session allocation, each SIG's (and each Division's) slots at next spring's Annual Meeting will be based primarily on the number of proposals it receives. Every SIG will automatically receive 1 slot for its Business Meeting and 1 slot for a substantive session. Addition substantive sessions provided to each SIG will be allocated in a proportionate fashion after considering how many proposals the SIG receives versus the total number of proposals submitted collectively to all SIGs/Divisions. A SIG's allocation of roundtables will follow a sliding scale that's pegged to the number of substantive sessions it receives. (Regarding session allocation, there is a guaranteed "floor" for each SIG based on the number of members it has; for the vast majority of SIGs, however, this guaranteed minimum number of sessions will NOT come into play and cause an increase in the proposal-based allocation figure.)

This new method of session allocation was announced in the May issue of Educational Researcher (see pages 52 and 53). Moreover, I personally tried to alert all SIG officers to this change through an e-mail message I sent out back in January. Since then, some SIG officers have sent their own messages to members notifying them of this new procedure for determining session allocation.

Three features of the new allocation system ought to be clear:

1. No SIG will know its final allocation until the 3rd week in August (or sooner, if at all possible).

2. The number of proposals your SIG receives will influence greatly your session and roundtable allocations, especially if your SIG is small.

3. Every SIG can start planning now (if it hasn't done so already) on how it wishes to use its 1 guaranteed substantive session and its guaranteed Business Meeting.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

 

AERA Reviewers - More Information

A message from Michelle L (phdmichelle@yahoo.ca) to CCGSE (ccse@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca).

Dear Friends,

Please find to follow information about being an AERA reviewer. I have received many emails with questions on the process and the like, consequently I decided to forward the information to everyone in case any of you were wondering about the same issues.

If you require any further assistance, please feel free to contact me. I will be back in North America as of Tuesday evening.

Best Wishes,

Michelle

AERA Information:

Please note that all interested individuals may become "volunteers" for one of three roles connected to the annual convention: reviewers, chairs, and or discussants.

To volunteer, one must access the All Academic submission system via the home page at: http://www.aera.net/

Members will need to enter their ID# and password to gain access. Non-members will need to apply, via the system, for an ID# and password. This process will be apparent once the individual signs into the system.

Members and non-members may become volunteers, and yes, this does apply to reviewers.

The actual selection of reviews is the prerogative of each unit program chair. There will be times that some program chairs may not select non-members, and there will be times that program chairs do not select graduate students. That decision is totally up to the program chair of each unit. Your colleagues need to know that volunteering does not necessarily mean being accepted.

The process in reviewing papers is simple. Each reviewer is assigned a submission proposal along with a criteria sheet - all done electronically via the all academic submission system. Again, each unit adjusts the criteria sheet to fit their unit. The volunteer is requested to review the submission using the criteria presented, within the time frame allowed.

Reviews are usually sent out during the month of August and must be completed and entered into the All Academic system by the deadline - around mid-September. Again, actual deadlines may vary from unit to unit, but usually everyone is give three to four weeks.

Canadian graduate students would be allowed to sign up as student affiliates. See below:

Associate Members: Persons interested in educational research who subscribe to the aims of the Association but do not qualify for voting membership may become associate members. No endorsement is needed. $110/year; $210/two years.

Student Affiliates: Any graduate student may be granted student affiliate status with the endorsement of a voting member who is a faculty members at the student's university. Students who are employed full-time are not eligible. Student membership is limited to 5 years. $25/year.

International Affiliates: Citizens of countries other than the United States who are interested in educational research are eligible to join this category. An international affiliate who is qualified to become a voting member may do so at any time. $90/year; $170/two years

Hope the above is of some assistance.2007 AERA Annual Convention Theme: "The World of Educational Quality:" Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13, 2007 - Chicago, Illinois. For further information and periodic up-dates about the Annual Convention, please visit the AERA Web site at: http://www.aera.net

Miss Michelle Helene Lo Nigro
CCGSE Co-President & Listserv Editor / CSSE Director
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching
Graduate Thesis Student - Australian Catholic University
Melbourne, Australia
Ph: 416 903 2655 (Toronto)
Ph: 0411 898 468 (Melbourne)

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review of Hinchey: "Becoming a critical educator"

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published more than 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at

http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Hinchey, Patricia H. (2004). Becoming a critical educator: Defining a classroom identity, designing a critical pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Reviewed by Sylvie Roy, University of Calgary.

This review can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage

http://edrev.asu.edu

__________________________________________________
Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Saturday, July 15, 2006

 

Rural Education and Small Schools in the News

From the Google news alert for rural education.

Pak sign US$ 22m Balochistan Education Support Program with WB
PakTribune.com - Pakistan

... Schools in Rural Areas (US$ 13.9 million), (b) Support to Private Schools (US$ 2.1 million); and (c) Capacity Building of BEF and Ips, Parent Education and ...

Labour's sports investment plan
Ireland Online - Dublin,Ireland

... sports people should be awarded tax-free grants and Physical Education (PE) should ... properly funded basis for all of our communities – be they rural or urban ...

West Point school finds home in Lodi
Portage Daily Register - Portage,WI,USA

... The intent of locating the school on the fairgrounds is to preserve rural education history and provide a place to display projects created by Lodi School ...

Education forum opens
Fiji Times - Suva,Fiji

... Project director Joseva Nainima said they aimed to improve access and quality education in rural and disadvantaged communities through parental capacity ...

Too many schools sans blackboards
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India

... country have a single classroom of which 94.73% are located in rural areas. ... More than 93,000 schools imparting elementary education had computers in place and ...

State gives K-12 schools $5.5M for e-learning
MSNBC - USA

... technology director. "It's cost-effective in that environment and could be in education as well -- especially in the rural communities.". ...

Time to stop ‘obsessing with China and FDI’
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India

... more sustainable growth. The government has started waiving rural education fees, reducing rural taxation. All this, Huang believes ...

Beating the odds for a proper education
Malaysia Star - Malaysia

... for the sake of her education because she did not want to end up like some relatives who quit school. There is hope that one day the rural-urban development ...

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Friday, July 14, 2006

 

Research in Social Studies SIG - AERA 2007

Another entry for a follow SIG... This one sent by John Lee (mstjkl@langate.gsu.edu) to the aera_sig_research_social_studies-announce@listserv.aera.net and trse-l@mailman.ncss.org listserves.

Hello to all SIG members,

I hope everyone is having a pleasant and productive summer. Our annual summer AERA submission and volunteering ritual is upon us. Kathryn Obenchain is our Program Chair this year. Please help Kathryn by signing up to be a reviewer for our SIG's 2007 proposal selection process. Having people actively involved in the proposal reviewing process is essential for a strong program. You can sign up online at http://www.aera.net/ - click on "Volunteer Opportunities" on the right.

Also, please don't forget to volunteer to be a Chair or Discussant for our SIG's sessions. http://www.aera.net/ - click on "Volunteer Opportunities" on the right.

The deadline for submissions to Divisions K and L, Committees, and all SIGs including our Research in Social Studies SIG is August 2, 2006, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). The deadline for divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J is August 1.

The 2007 AERA Annual Convention is Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13 in Chicago. The theme for this year's conference is "The World of Educational Quality" for more please see http://www.aera.net/ - click "Theme Details" on right.

I look forward to seeing everyone at CUFA and AERA.

Best regards,
John Lee Chair- Research in Social Studies Education SIG, 2007

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

 

AERA SIG-Instructional Technology

Another message on behalf of another SIG, with timely information in it relevant to the Rural Education SIG as well (i.e., please note the information regarding the number of conference slots).

A message from Bill Kealy (wkealy@coedu.usf.edu ) to AERA_SIG_Instructional_Technology-Announce@listserv.aera.net

>>>> PLEASE DO NOT "REPLY" TO THIS E-MAIL <<<<<< href="mailto:wkealy@coedu.usf.edu" target="_blank">wkealy@coedu.usf.edu

Dear SIG-IT members:

At this time, many of you are busy preparing proposals for next year's AERA Annual Meeting. In that regard, please consider two requests:

1) Assist our efforts to increase SIG-IT membership, and
2) Submit your AERA conference proposals to SIG-Instructional Technology.

This year for the first time, both the size of a SIG and the number of proposal submissions it receives will determine the allocation of sessions (symposia, papers, roundtables, and posters) on the conference program. Therefore, by renewing your membership in SIG-IT and sending your proposal to it, you're helping the SIG warrant a greater number of opportunties to sponsor research presentations. Simply put, by helping your SIG, you help yourself.

With an active membership of 358, SIG-IT remains one of the largest Special Interest Groups in AERA (roughly seventh place out of 156 SIGs). Clearly, the possibility of being the largest SIG in AERA is well within our grasp. You can make a difference in giving SIG-IT national visibility. Many of our IT colleagues and professional associates would readily join SIG-IT...if they were just informed that such a group exists. If you know people in your workplace who are new to the IT field or have students in IT-related disciplines, please encourage them to join. Student membership in AERA is only $25 (remind them about the great Job Placement Center at the annual meeting!) and SIG-IT membership is only an additional $7.

You can now join AERA/SIG-IT or renew your membership online with a credit card.

If know people who are already members of AERA and want to join SIG-IT, tell them go to the Login page at https://www.aera.net/login.aspx?ReturnURL=/MemberNet/Default.aspx, click SIG Memberships, and then select Purchase Additional SIG Memberships. [NOTE THAT THE SAME PROCESS ALSO APPLIES TO THE RURAL EDUCATION SIG]

Once again, please consider sending your research proposals to SIG-IT. This is venue where you have the best chance of having your research understood and appreciated by reviewers who, like you, are instructional technology professionals.

Best wishes for your continued success,

Bill Kealy
Chair, SIG-Instructional Technology

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

 

Call for submissions - Self-Regulation of Learning

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net on behalf of another AERA SIG.

American Educational Research Association
Studying and Self-Regulated Learning - Special Interest Group

Graduate Students Research Award Application

Next year during the AERA annual conference, the Studying and Self-Regulation of Learning Special Interest Group (SSRL-SIG) will hold a special session for graduate students to present their research works (Website: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/ssrl/).

Graduate students, who are first authors of papers accepted to be presented at the SSRL-SIG’s Graduate Student Session, will receive $150.00 fellowship from the SIG. Up to five (5) fellowships will be awarded. The papers submitted for the Graduate Student Session will be evaluated and selected by the Graduate Student Research Awards Committee.

Graduate students will submit their proposals electronically by using the AERA Online Proposal Submission System at http://www.aera.net/, but they must submit their papers to the SSRL-SIG. The deadline for submission of proposals for the awards will be the same as the SIG Submission Deadline (August 2, 2006).

In addition, graduate students will send a copy of their proposals to the chair of the award committee, Dr. Hefer Bembenutty (e-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com). The chair of the committee will inform to the students who will receive the awards. Papers that are not selected for the Graduate Student Session will be included with other papers submitted to the SIG to be considered for general sessions sponsored by the SIG.

Sincerely yours,

Hefer Bembenutty
Queens College, Secondary Education and Youth Services Department, CUNY
Chair of the SSRL-SIG Graduate Student Research Awards Committee
E-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com
Telephone: (646) 338-4130

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published more than 1,600 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at

http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Alsup, Janet. (2006). Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Smolcic, Pennsylvania State University.

McLaren, Peter. (2006). Rage and Hope: Interviews with Peter McLaren on War, Imperialism, and Critical Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang.

Reviewed by Samuel Day Fassbinder, Pomona, California.

This review can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage

http://edrev.asu.edu
___________________________________________________
Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Monday, July 10, 2006

 

Announcement of a New Journal - Grad Student Contribuitions Welcomed and Encouraged!

A message from D. Betsy Mccoach (betsy.mccoach@UCONN.EDU) to AERA-GSL Graduate Studies Discussion Forum (AERA-GSL@ASU.EDU)

Journal of Advanced Academics

A Journal for Scholars, Administrators, and Policy Makers

About JAA

JAA, a new quarterly peer review journal, focuses on research that supports and enhances advanced academic achievement for students of all ages. In particular, JAA publishes articles on advanced academic programs, as well as programs that prepare students to engage in high-level academics. There are a variety of ways that students are served by or are prepared for advanced academic programs. Articles may include

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are evaluated by three referees using a blind review process. All manuscripts and accompanying graphic files (saved as TIFF, JPEG, or PDF graphic format) must be submitted electronically at http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/jaa/index.htm

Typing. Acceptable formats for electronic submission are MSWord, PDF, and RTF (we cannot accept WordPerfect format). All text, including title, headings, references, quotations, figure captions, and tables, must be typed double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. Please employ a font size of 12 Times.

Length. Manuscripts should be between 10 and 25 double-spaced U.S. standard letter size (81/2" x 11") pages in length or between 2,500 and 6,000 words. In addition, include an abstract of 100 words or fewer, a listing of four or five keywords useful in indexing the manuscript, and a mailing address and brief biographical statement for each author (the word count should include all of these pieces). The first page of the article should contain the title, word count, contributor statements, and contact information for all authors. The contributors’ names and biographical statements should appear only on this page for purposes of blind review. The second page should begin with the title, abstract, and keywords. All references to authors should be replaced with the word Author throughout the manuscript.

Style. For writing and editorial style, authors must follow guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition, 2001). The editors request that all text pages be numbered.
Abstract and Keywords. Manuscripts must include an abstract and a few keywords. Abstracts describing the essence of the manuscript must be 100 words or fewer. The keywords will be used by readers to search for your article after it is published.

Publication Policy

JAA policy prohibits authors from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications. In addition, it is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish “as original data, data that have been previously published” (Standard 8.13). As this journal is a primary journal that publishes original material only, JAA policy also prohibits publication of any manuscript that has already been published in whole or substantial part elsewhere. Authors have an obligation to consult journal editors concerning prior publication of any data upon which their article depends. In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that “after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release” (Standard 8.14). JAA expects authors submitting to this journal to adhere to these standards. Specifically, authors of manuscripts submitted to JAA are expected to have their data available throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication.

Contacts

Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach, Co-Editors
JAA
University of Connecticut
2131 Hillside Road Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007
Phone: 860-486-0616
Fax: 860-486-2900
E-mail: del.siegle@uconn.edu
or betsy.mccoach@uconn.edu
JAA is published by Prufrock Press Inc.

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D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment Program
Department of Educational Psychology
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2064
Storrs, CT 06269-2064
Phone: 860-486-0183
Fax: 860-486-0180
Email: betsy.mccoach@uconn.edu

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

 

Call for submissions - Self-Regulation of Learning

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

Self-Regulation of Learning
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Winter 2006, Volume 10, Issue 4
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special section.
Self-Regulation of Learning
Feature Editor: Hefer Bembenutty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Secondary Education and Youth
Services, Queens College, NY
E-mail: bembenuttyseys@yahoo.com

Focus:

Self-regulation of learning examines the process by which learners set goals, monitor, regulate, and control their learning, motivation for learning, behavior, actions, and guide their effort to secure academic achievement. Self regulation of learning investigates the contextual, environmental, and social cognitive factors that guide and promote learning. Self-regulation of learning examines the conditions that enact successful learning as well as those that constrain academic self-regulation and explores the development of self-regulatory skills and interventions that improve students; self-directed and proactive learning.

Self-regulation of learning considers empirical and theoretical contributions dealing with improving students; self-regulation of learning. Quantitative and qualitative methods as well as theoretical analyses with practical applications addressing the cognitive processing, motivation for learning, the role of teachers, classroom practice, educational interventions, and individual differences including gender, ethnicity, and exceptionality, will be considered.

Who May Submit:

Manuscripts are welcome from researchers, teachers, administrators, professors, and graduate students co-authored with professors. The contextual settings of learning could be in traditional classrooms, sport or medical settings, college environment, vocational or training centers, elementary to secondary education, and higher education.

Please identify your submission with keyword: SELF Submission deadline: any time until the end of August 2006; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm
or http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/rufen1.htm
http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/5self.htm

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

From the Google news alert for rural education.

Gender turf battles: What boy crisis?
International Herald Tribune - France

... About Boys and Girls," a report from the nonpartisan group Education Sector, most ... necessary to address the real crisis among black, Latino and rural and poor ... [See all stories on this topic]

Glenn Gaston / Special to The Citizen
Auburn Citizen - Auburn,NY,USA

... pervasive problem for rural schools. Howlee is a professor of educational studies at Ohio University who has researched rural education. ...

Schools closure fight taken to top minister
Shetland Times - Lerwick,Scotland,UK

... The Rural Schools Network is organising a national conference on rural education in Elgin Town Hall in late September. Any representatives ...

Q&A Peter Peacock MSP, Scottish Minister for Education and Young ...
eGov monitor - London,UK

... a country like Scotland, where in rural areas there may be no effective choice, it’s vital that all our schools provide the best possible education and give ...

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
SunHerald.com - Biloxi,MS,USA

... The Rural Medical Scholars Program is an opportunity for high school ... crisis counseling services through community outreach, public education, information and ...

Aiyar for synergising sports with primary education
Hindu - Chennai,India

... and Sports Ministry is in the process of finalising a proposal for integration of sports with primary education to discover talent, particularly in rural areas ...

Better housing for teachers in rural areas
Malaysia Star - Malaysia

THE Education Ministry is making efforts to build better living quarters for teachers posted to rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Tom Bean teacher named Texas Rural Education Association’s ...
North Texas e-News - Texas,USA

Amy White, 6th grade Math teacher Tom Bean Middle School was named Texas Rural Education Association’s Teacher of the Year at the Annual Convention held at ...

Rural education gets boost - as Assemblyman’s initiative yields ...
Ghanaian Chronicle - Accra,Ghana

... as an Assistant Headteacher of the school, Mr. Patrick Gleli, commended Mr. Agbesi-Latsu for his instrumentality in championing the course of education in the ...

90 people attend rural school reunion
Washington Evening Journal - IA,USA

... She said her memories were good from the one-room school days, which she said is an excellent model for delivering quality education for children. ...

And from the Google news alert for small schools.

Graduation Rate Improving, Schools Chancellor Says
New York Times - United States

... The 15 small schools posted 73 percent graduation rates this year, Mr. Klein said. He and other advocates of small schools cheered ...

SF SCHOOL BOARD TO REVIEW SMALL SCHOOLS RESOLUTION
CBS 5 - San Francisco,CA,USA

The San Francisco Unified School District's Board of Education is expected to review tonight a district policy that would support "Small Schools By Design ...

Small schools struggle to outfit playgrounds
Guelph Mercury (subscription) - Ontario, Canada

... But because Tytler is a small school (130 students) in a low-income area ... this mother is frustrated when she sees bigger, more prosperous schools that seem to ...

Low-performing schools working to escape dismantling
Greensboro News Record - Greensboro,NC,USA

... percent of students didn't pass end-of-course tests would have to restructure curricula or allow the state to redesign them to fit recent small schools models. ...

Small Schools Show Concern Over Proposal to Swap Land
New York Times - United States

... Gates Foundation — to see the country's premier example of a large, failing urban high school turned into a peaceful campus of successful small schools. ...

New Small Schools Still Have Few Special Ed Students
WNYC - New York,NY,USA

... WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more. REPORTER: In the past three years, the Bloomberg Administration has opened more than 150 of these small schools. ...

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Friday, July 07, 2006

 

Proposal Reviewers needed for AERA-J

A message from Vicki J. Rosse (rosserv@missouri.edu).

Dear AERA-J Colleagues,

In an effort to maintain quality and integrity in the proposal review process, I’m asking you to please dig a little deeper in terms of your workload and offer to be a reviewer for AERA-J proposals. While many of you have been extremely generous by donating your time and energy to such an important scholarly process, we do need more help. Please sign up to be a reviewer at <https://www.aera.net/AALogin.aspx?ReturnURL=/WS/WriteAA.aspx>.

If you are willing to increase the number of proposals that you are willing to review, please make the adjustment via the login process (Please do not reply via this AERA-J list serv), or you can contact the appropriate section co-chairs directly. For a complete list of Division J section co-chairs please refer to the follwing web address: .

Thank you all for your thoughtful consideration in this very important scholarly matter.

Regards,
Vicki J. Rosser
2007 AERA-J Program Chair
rosserv@missouri.edu

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Brief Reviews for July 2006

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@ASU.EDU) to EDREV@ASU.EDU

Education Review is an open access all-electronic journal of book reviews residing at

http://edrev.asu.edu.

Education Review publishes brief reviews of new books monthly, and has just published brief reviews for July 2006. These reviews can be accessed directly at
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html

The books reviewed and their reviewers are as follows:
Bennett-Armistead, V. Susan; Duke, Nell K. & Moses, Annie M. (2005). Literacy and the Youngest Learner: Best Practices for Educators of Children from Birth to 5. New York: Scholastic.

Reviewed by Bette J. Shellhorn, Eastern Michigan University


Bracey, Gerald W. (2006). Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Reviewed by Robert Nicholas Bérard, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cooper, J. David; Chard, David & Kiger, Nancy D. (2006). The Struggling Reader: Interventions That Work. New York: Scholastic.

Reviewed by Bette J. Shellhorn, Eastern Michigan University


Dodge, Judith (2005). Differentiation in Action: A Complete Resource with Research- Supported Strategies to Help You Plan and Organize Differentiated Instruction and Achieve Success with All Learners, Grades 4-12. New York: Scholastic.

Reviewed by Maria Carreira, California State University, Long Beach.


Gaskins, Irene West (2005). Success With Struggling Readers: The Benchmark School Approach. New York: Guilford.

Reviewed by Michelle Savage, San Marcos CISD, San Marcos, Texas.


Miller, Sherman N. (2005) Teaching College Algebra: Reversing the Effects of Social Promotion. Latham, MD: Rowman Education.

Reviewed by John E. Karayan, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Nathan, Rebekah (2005). My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Reviewed by Nancy Donovan, Florida State University


Ryan, James (2005). Inclusive Leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Reviewed by Edith J. Cisneros-Cohernour, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.


Tatum, Alfred (2005) Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.

Reviewed by Francine Giles Madrey, Winston-Salem State University.
____________________________________________________
Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
Gene V Glass, Editor
Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

 

Announcement of a New Journal

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to aera_division_c-announce@listserv.aera.net

Problem-Based Learning Crosses Disciplines

A new educational journal, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL), edited by Peggy A. Ertmer, Associate Professor of Educational Technology, and Alexius Smith Macklin, Associate Professor of Library Science (both at Purdue), was launched March 2006. This quarterly published, peer-reviewed journal seeks to challenge, stimulate, and provoke additional research in the area of problem-based learning (PBL).

IJPBL offers a forum for problem-based learning research across disciplines. This scholarly journal publishes the most relevant information about problem-based learning pedagogy and is the first of its kind in this exciting field. Articles inside IJPBL offer readers instruction and insights into the best new teaching and learning practices in a variety of disciplines. IJPBL is filled with challenging and practical research that may be used by educators in numerous disciplines to implement problem-based learning in their own classrooms. IJPBL will also be of great help to all those who wish to use problem-based learning more effectively in their K-12 and post-secondary classrooms.

IJPBL is published quarterly by Purdue University Press in both a paperback and online version. Additionally, the premier addition may be accessed free-of-charge on the University Press website. URL: .

For further information:
Tom Bacher (bacher@purdue.edu),
Director, Purdue University Press
Phone: 765.494.8251

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Barbara L. McCombs, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Director
Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center
University of Denver Research Institute
2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Boettcher East - Room 224
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-4245 Office
(303) 871-2716 Fax
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Monday, July 03, 2006

 

Small Schools and Rural Education in the News

From my Google news alert for small schools.

Small schools watching case's outcome closely
Hutchinson News - Hutchinson,KS,USA

... For small schools, though, the biggest concern is the potential loss of funding which attempts to account for the higher costs of running small schools ...

Small schools changing shape of education in Big Apple
Boston Globe - United States

... The small schools in New York are highly specialized, with themes ranging from human rights to aerospace. There is the High School for Violin and Dance. ...

Powerful truths, limited aims: No Child by the Epic Theater Center ...
World Socialist Web Site - Oak Park,MI,USA

... It sponsors a number of new, small schools within the New York City public school system, often in some of the lowest performing districts. ...

Righter: School funding changes unlikely
Paris Beacon News (subscription) - Paris,IL,USA

... He anticipates the state will continue to enhance the consolidation incentives as a way of encouraging small schools to merge. “It ...

Small schools, tutorials protest compulsory recognition norm
Newindpress (subscription) - Chennai,India

... Children’s Schools and Tutorials Association took out a procession in the city on Saturday seeking exemption from compulsory recognition to small schools. ...

And the Google news alert for rural education.

Liberia: MoE Deploys 208 'Ghost Masters'
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

The Ministry of Education is said to have deployed its 208 trained "Ghost masters ... schools, teachers and students in the country, especially from the rural areas ...

Rwanda: Education in ADB $24m Boost
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... and technology education and encouraging girl education. The grant is expected to support activities in all provinces, particularly in rural communities, which ...

Utah Will Miss NCLB Deadline for Teacher Quality
KCPW - Salt Lake City,UT,USA

... they teach. Timothy says that's unrealistic for Utah's rural educators and special education teachers who teach multiple subjects. ...

'Crisis' for US boys overstated, study says
Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA

... and private efforts to put more resources into inner city and rural schools, where ... homes — are in real trouble," says the report by Education Sector senior ... [See all stories on this topic]

FINAL BELL FOR LISNAMURRICAN
Ballymena News - Ballymena,Northern Ireland,UK

... made last week that Lisnamurrican Primary School will shut its doors for the final time on June 30, ending a 106-year history of rural education in Broughshane ...

Union 39 School Board hires veteran educator
Rutland Herald - Rutland,VT,USA

... Rural students are less materialistic, less commercial, more easy-going and fun to ... he experienced some of the pressures of fitting in during his own education. ...

Education for entrepreneurs
USA Today - USA

... We have an education system that was created around the time of the Industrial Revolution when we needed to turn rural kids into urban employees capable of ...

Striking teachers deserve government attention
Financial Express.bd - Bangladesh

... As many families of marginal farmers and day labourers in rural Bangladesh consider education for their children a mere luxury, they may not wait for normality ...

World Urban Forum Bulletin
Earth Negotiations Bulletin - Canada

... are in at least as bad a situation as their rural counterparts, and ... likely to die earlier, experience more hunger and disease, attain less education and have ...

Rural Investment Needs A Boost
Gorkhapatra - Kathmandu,Nepal

... target social sector development, including education, health care, women, children, dalits, disabled, and other socially excluded people in the rural areas. ...

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

 

Statistics for June

As I mentioned in a post on one of my other blogs (see How Do You Say Good-Bye?) this has been a tough time for me, so the stats this month will be fairly bare bones (it also accounts for the lack of activity this past week)...

As of this moment there are 3884 hits to this blog based upon the straight counter. It read 2959 at the end of May. These hits came from 409 unique visitors: 389 first timers and 20 repeat offenders for an average of 13 visitors a day.

These visitors came from the United States, Canada, Spain, the Philippines, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Jamaica, Egypt, China, Mexico, Hong Kong, Viet Nam, and Slovenia.

Until next month...

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