Academic Exchange Quarterly

Periodical covering issues in education.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter

A Partnership for Literacy
Abstract A university and school collaborated to engage parents in their children's literacy development by offering workshops at the University's computing center and after school. Student teachers tutored parents in computer skills and literacy...
A Pre-Service Reading Teacher Field Experience
Abstract This study compared the efficacy beliefs of two groups of pre-service reading teachers in a state required undergraduate course in language and reading acquisition. Each group was exposed to course material through classroom discussions,...
A Teacher-in-Residence Approach to In-Service
Abstract Current approaches to professional learning for teachers seek to harmonize development activities with the demands of classroom practice and system-wide efforts to improve. The need for high quality learning experiences, on-site, which...
Book Critique Assignments in Management Education
Abstract This article asserts that the book critique is a powerful tool for management education which responds to employers' need for managers with critical thinking and higher-order learning abilities. The alignment of the assignment with critical...
Business Liaison Collaboration: A Case Study
Abstract The University of Louisville Libraries' Business Liaison Team designed Research Refresher workshops to assist faculty at the University's College of Business in using the Libraries' electronic resources. This case study discusses the Team's...
Creating a Culture of (In)dependence
Abstract In this study, the interactions in one middle-school mathematics classroom are examined for potential sharing of mathematical authority that takes place via a teacher's uses of authoritative discourse. The discourse of several classes is...
Developing Teacher Efficacy through Shared Stories
Abstract For new teachers, learning to navigate the demands of standards and curricula while developing a classroom persona can be extremely challenging. The stories of mentor teachers can help novices envision ways to adopt new teaching strategies...
Efficacy Sources for Preservice Teachers
Abstract Research shows that teachers' beliefs about their efficacy play a powerful role in teaching outcomes. This study was conducted to provide preservice teachers with opportunities to develop and increase efficacy beliefs through classroom...
Enhancing Critical Thinking in Online Learning
Abstract This study compared critical thinking in undergraduate students via case study learning under two methods: (a) individual student analysis and (b) computer-supported collaborative analysis. Casebased learning was used as an instructional...
Forming Relationships: Supportive & Collaborative
Abstract The importance and influences of multifaceted relationships are highlighted as the author describes the pursuit and challenges of implementing an effective program for students with special needs. While discovering how to combine new learning...
Homework Attitudes and Management Strategies
Abstract This study linked family help and time spent on homework to homework attitudes and homework management strategies reported by 221 students in grades 11-12. Compared with those students who received no family help, students who received...
Impact of Administrative Placement upon Programs
Abstract Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support and enrichment program implemented widely in the U.S. This study investigates factors at nearly 400 institutions that may indirectly influence academic performance of students that participate...
Impact of Mentoring on Teacher Efficacy
Abstract A growing body of research sites the need to mentor beginning teachers. A three-year university and school-based partnership is underway to mentor cooperating teachers of K-8 student teachers. The project's impact on teacher efficacy during...
Library Instruction: Online or in the Classroom?
Abstract Three groups of students in an English composition course received basic information literacy instruction by completing an online tutorial, attending a presentation by a librarian, or doing both. An analysis of pre and post-test scores...
Lifelong Learning: A Stratagem for New Teachers
Abstract Educators have not fully defined the role of utilizing lifelong learning as a guiding principle. Furthermore, district-provided professional development is often deemed so inadequate that new teachers enter a profession where they, by necessity,...
Lit Circles, Collaboration and Student Interest
Abstract Classroom teachers often seek instructional methods that will engage young people in collaborative learning experiences. Literature circles (lit circles) have been identified as one means of providing a collaborative educational experience....
Motivating Online Information Literacy Students
Abstract The design of online information literacy courses should include various motivational strategies and techniques. Librarians should consider what motivates students in the online environment. This article presents a brief overview of Moore's...
Multimedia Integration in Online Courses
Abstract Rapidly developing technologies have influenced online education causing substantial changes in course design. We interviewed six online educators in a mid-western university about their course development experiences. Special attention...
Multi-Systemic Consultation with Latino Students
Abstract Consultation services have shown to produce positive outcomes for students. Unfortunately, current consultation models and research do not address the specific needs of Latino students. This paper proposes that in order for consultation...
Online Learners Take the Lead in Self-Direction
Abstract A system of social, self-direction was implemented to address best-practices in online learning to allow students to "lead" in the teaching and learning dance, while also gaining course knowledge. The purpose of this study was to determine...
Pedagogical Tools to Develop Critical Thinking
Abstract Faculties in college and university programs strive to graduate individuals who are experienced and adept in critical thinking. This article discusses the value of three pedagogical tools for developing students' critical thinking skills....
Preservice Teacher Epistemic Beliefs and Cultures
Abstract In recent years there has been a growing interest in examining learners' epistemological beliefs and its relationship with their ways of learning. In this study we revealed significant differences in the epistemological beliefs between...
Pre-Service Teachers' Efficacy in Teaching Music
Abstract This study investigated pre-service teachers' self-efficacy in teaching children music. One hundred ninety-six candidates in early childhood and elementary education program from an urban public university participated in the survey. Results...
Redefining the Role of Science & Math Mentors
Abstract Over the past twenty plus years there has been a profusion of recommendations to enhance teacher preparation. Such recommendations have consequently increased the role of veteran teachers in the preparation of future teachers. This article...
Self-Efficacy and Delay of Gratification
Abstract The present study examined the predictive utility of self-regulation of learning, academic delay of gratification, and motivational beliefs of teaching efficacy and academic performance among preservice teachers (N = 60). Preservice teachers'...
Self-Efficacy, Attitude and Science Knowledge
Abstract This study examined Turkish preservice elementary teachers' science knowledge level, attitude toward science teaching and their efficacy beliefs regarding science teaching. In addition, the contribution of science knowledge level and attitudes...
Self-Efficacy of Urban Preservice Teachers
Abstract This study was conducted with 60 preservice teachers to learn about their self-efficacy beliefs and such learning behaviors as effort expenditure, assessment of academic accuracy, and time and study environment management strategies in...
Self-Regulation and Teacher-Student Relationships
Abstract It is common knowledge that a good teacher can turn a student's life around. In this time, however, of educational accountability, standards, predictions, and test scores, the notion of good teaching becomes confused with gatekeeping. It...
Self-Regulation and the Transition to Adulthood
Abstract Longitudinal interview data from 50 adolescents reveal that an early sense of realism, or knowledge about requirements of one's future goals, contributes to adolescents' self-regulation, or willingness to regulate actions to achieve those...
Self-Regulation in a Computer Literacy Course
Abstract Computer Literacy courses are offered by many colleges and universities and are often taken by students from various academic majors. Since the course may be unlike others in their major, students may be unfamiliar with strategies that...
Self-Regulation of Learning
The importance and significance of self-regulation of learning has emerged as one of the most important development for explaining motivation and performance among learners. Self-regulation of learning refers to the process in which learners' self-initiate...
Self-Regulation through Reflective Practice
Abstract "Teaching today is much harder than it used to be" is a commonly heard refrain. Unfortunately the hardships faced by many of today's first year teachers have caused too many of them to leave their chosen field of education. This article...
Self-Regulatory Beliefs, Values and Achievement
Abstract This study examined the frequency of motivational and cognitive self-regulatory behaviors, valuation, and achievement levels of 131 African American males and 154 African American females who attended high school in a large urban school...
SRL Enhancing Narratives: Testas' (Mis)adventures
Abstract Designed to promote students' learning self-regulation, "Testas' (Mis)adventures" is an intervention project consisting of five narrative books and one manual with the theoretical framework and working guidelines for teachers and parents....
Student's Perception of Quality in Online Courses
Abstract This study assessed the perceptions of college students regarding the instructional quality of online and web based courses via Webct. The results showed an overall positive perceptions regarding the instructional quality of online courses...
Teacher Efficacy and Academic Performance
Abstract This study aims to investigate the effect of gender and university grade level on pre-service teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy belief and academic performance. The analysis was based on 258 pre-service teachers enrolled in an undergraduate...
Teacher Efficacy Research from an Agentic View
Abstract A selection of the research on Teacher Efficacy during the past decade is examined from an agentic perspective, the focal point of Bandura's vision of self-efficacy. Specifically, seven emperical studies were reviewed to 1) investigate...
Teachers' Self-Efficacy
Why is it important to study teachers' self-efficacy? Self-efficacy beliefs have been studied in teacher education, students' academic achievement, mental health, counseling, and sports, among other areas. Many attribute this widely studied construct...
The Use of Critical Incident Cases in Classrooms
Abstract The use of problem-based learning or case study teaching has become widespread in disciplines such as the health sciences, business, public administration, and environmental studies but gradually instructors in additional fields are seeing...
Uniting Information Literacy & Teacher Education
Abstract This article describes an education professor and a librarian's collaborative teacher action research study of developing information literacy skills in a graduate teacher certification program in Literacy Education. We discuss the problem...
Ways to Help ELLs: ESL Teachers as Consultants
Abstract This article proposes the idea of utilizing English as a second language teachers as educational consultants to assist general education teachers who usually do not have formal training in teaching English language learners (ELLs). The...
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