Developing and Assessing Personal and Social Responsibility in College

Author: Robert D. Reason
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118828178
Format: PDF
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In 2007, wanting to expand higher education’s civicengagement conversation, the Association of American Colleges andUniversities launched the Core Commitments Initiative. Thatinitiative focused attention on personal and social responsibilityas outcomes of a college education, with the understanding thatsuch a focus would return American higher education to itshistorical purpose of preparing active and engaged citizens.Expanding the conversation this way leaves room for behavioralmeasures, like voting or hours spent in community service, but alsoopens our understanding of citizenship to include issues of civicidentity, civic attitudes, personal integrity, and ethics. This volume explores the research and practice related to thedevelopment of personal and social responsibility in college,drawing data directly from institutions that were part of the CoreCommitments Initiative and providing instructive examples of goodpractice at both the programmatic and institutional levels. This volume is the 164th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterlyreport series New Directions for Higher Education.Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other highereducation decision makers on all kinds of campuses, itprovides timely information and authoritative advice about majorissues and administrative problems confronting everyinstitution.

Handbook of Research on Student Engagement

Author: Sandra L. Christenson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461420172
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For more than two decades, the concept of student engagement has grown from simple attention in class to a construct comprised of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components that embody and further develop motivation for learning. Similarly, the goals of student engagement have evolved from dropout prevention to improved outcomes for lifelong learning. This robust expansion has led to numerous lines of research across disciplines and are brought together clearly and comprehensively in the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement. The Handbook guides readers through the field’s rich history, sorts out its component constructs, and identifies knowledge gaps to be filled by future research. Grounding data in real-world learning situations, contributors analyze indicators and facilitators of student engagement, link engagement to motivation, and gauge the impact of family, peers, and teachers on engagement in elementary and secondary grades. Findings on the effectiveness of classroom interventions are discussed in detail. And because assessing engagement is still a relatively new endeavor, chapters on measurement methods and issues round out this important resource. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Engagement across developmental stages. Self-efficacy in the engaged learner. Parental and social influences on engagement and achievement motivation. The engaging nature of teaching for competency development. The relationship between engagement and high-risk behavior in adolescents. Comparing methods for measuring student engagement. An essential guide to the expanding knowledge base, the Handbook of Research on Student Engagement serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such varied fields as clinical child and school psychology, educational psychology, public health, teaching and teacher education, social work, and educational policy.

School Desegregation Research

Author: Jeffrey Prager
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461321352
Format: PDF, Docs
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The desegregation situation is the keynote theme of the following chapters. I Each of them touches on a different dimension of the situation: the historical, the temporal, the spatial. But the reader, perusing the essays with the situation in mind, should remember that the desegregation situation should not be inter preted literally. Authorities and adults certainly, school-age children probably, are influenced by their awareness of a sequence of past and future situations. Some may even operate with William James's (1890, p. 608) notion of "the specious present" that "has melted in our grasp, fled ere we could touch it, gone in the instant of becoming," thus reducing the potency of the present situation. Others may be dancing to a slower tempo of change, thus becoming more responsive to the present situation. Whatever the perceived tempo, many must share the view that the future may reverse the direction of the past. Some may see that new future direction as unswerving, unending, or long-lasting; others may see it as short-lived. And it is through attention to the phenomenological description of desegregation that these issues can be explored; a theme that is considered in several of the following chapters.

Looking Out Looking In

Author: Ronald B. Adler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305855655
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A longtime favorite with millions of readers, LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN, 15th Edition maintains its market-leading tradition of linking the latest research and theory to learners' everyday lives. Its accessible approach motivates readers to learn and apply communication principles in both personal relationships and on the job. Expanded emphasis on social media includes an all-new chapter devoted to the role of mediated communication in interpersonal relationships as well as integrated coverage throughout the book. In addition, diverse examples, new readings, compelling cartoons, lively photos, and popular culture references bring principles to life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gemeinsamer europ ischer Referenzrahmen f r Sprachen lernen lehren beurteilen

Author: John Trim
ISBN: 9783126065207
Format: PDF, Docs
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Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Interactive Psychology Online

Author: Lester A. Lefton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Format: PDF
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This black/white paperback is"core" coverage of the general topics for introductory psychology. A chapter ending built-in study guide provides multiple choice questions for readers to use while reading the book. Answers to questions are provided at the end of the book. New books contain PIN codes for a website that provides supplemental material to enhance the core concepts. For anyone who needs an introduction to psychology.