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Good Faith in Chapter 13: A New Wild Card for Bankruptcy
This article comments on the "good faith" element in Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978.
Merit Pay for Teachers: A Review
This pamphlet discusses merit pay for teachers. In most societies, the acquisition of money is a symbol of success. The present supply as well as the quality of public school teachers in the United States is directly related to the salaries that are paid to teachers as compensation for services rendered. How much to pay teachers for their services, who should be given merit pay, and how a pay plan should be administered are the focal points of an issue that promises to promote debate in the forthcoming presidential election.
The PRO Program: One District's Experience with Decentralizing Staff Development
This article examines one district's staff development plan that has successfully engaged teachers and administrators in designing and implementing relevant programs that make a positive difference for schools and students.
A Survey of U.S. Olympic Coaches: Variables Perceived to Have Influenced Athlete Performances and Coach Effectiveness
This article discusses research on variables perceived to have influenced athlete performances and coach effectiveness.
Perceptions of Youth Obesity Among Physical Educators
This article discusses perceptions of youth obesity among physical educators.
Self-Objectification Among Physically Active Women
This article discusses self-objectification among physically active women.
Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices: a cross-sectional survey study
Article discussing a cross-sectional survey study of Hispanic physicians' tobacco intervention practices.
A Classroom Research Study Concerning the Application of a Framework for Planning and Sequencing E-Learning Student Interactions
This article reports on an assessment of a framework for planning and sequencing e-learning student interactions and its capacity to accommodate critical student interactions in a graduate leadership curriculum delivered through hybrid e-learning technologies.
Physique Attitudes and Self-Presentational Concerns: Exploratory Interviews with Female Group Aerobic Exercisers and Instructors
Article discussing physique attitudes and self-presentational concerns and exploratory interviews with female group aerobic exercisers and instructors.
The Incremental Marketization and Centralization of State Control of Public Higher Education: A Hermeneutic Interpretation of Legislative and Administrative Texts
This article reports on an analysis and interpretation of institutional accountability legislation enacted by the Colorado General Assembly from 1985 to 2005.
[Review] Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University
This article reviews the book "Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University," by Nannerl O. Keohane.
Tidal Wave II, Community Colleges, and Student Financial Aid
Article examining the impact of "Tidal Wave II" (a bulge of high school graduates wanting access to higher education) on public community colleges for the five-year period from 2000-2001 to 2005-2006.
Prevalence of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Male Collegiate Athletes
This article discusses the prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors among male collegiate athletes.
Fighting Fat: How Do Fat Stereotypes Influence Beliefs About Physical Education
Article discussing a study on how fat stereotypes influence beliefs about physical education.
Who says I don’t want to come to school? School policies disenfranchise American Indian youth’s educational vision
This article focuses on the importance of contextualizing school policies by illuminating how one school rule, In-School-Suspension (ISS) disengages students from the learning process.
Leading with Heart: Urban Elementary Principals as Advocates for Students
This article explores how urban elementary school principals reconcile the challenges of educational accountability within the constraints of standardized testing policies required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Drama: A Comparative Analysis of Individual Narratives
This article contains a narrative that explores how a selected group of educators made meaning of their experiences teaching college courses in prison.
Teacher Efficacy as a Multigroup Model Using Latent Class Analysis
This article used Latent Class Analysis (LCA) to find that mathematics efficacy groups of preservice teachers vary based on where they were in their academic program.
Multicultural Efforts and Affirmative Action in Brazil: Policies Influencing Education in the Americas
This article explores the intercultural movements toward social justice in education in the Americas, most particularly, North America, and how U.S. multicultural movements and policies influence countries like Brazil.
Is There a General Motor Program for Right Versus Left Hand Throwing in Children?
This article discusses whether a general motor program controls some or all aspects of overhand throwing.
NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. In this presentation, the author discusses the law's impact on curricula and student learning, particularly in mathematics.
HIV in Asia: History, Challenges, and Solutions
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on HIV/AIDS. This presentation discusses HIV in Asia, including its history, challenges, and solutions.
Book Review: Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education
Book review of "Transformation in Teaching: Social Media Strategies in Higher Education" by C. Cheal, J. Coughlin, & S. Moore.
Book Review: Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More.
Book review of "Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More" by K. Kyeong-Ju Seo.
Women Balancing Biology and Opportunity in the 21st Century
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Women in the 21st Century. This presentation discusses the emotional health of women and explores balancing the biology of women in with all of the changes in the 21st century.
Enhancing student-centered learning in Biomechanics (KINE3050) using new and emerging technological educational tools
Poster presented as part of the 2012 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster describes a a project for a course using new and emerging technological educational tools. This project redesigned KINE-3050 (Biomechanics) as a blended course with the aim to enhance student-centered learning.
The Impact of Ignoring a Level of Nesting Structure in Multilevel Mixture Model: A Monte Carlo Study
This article uses simulation studies to examine the impact of ignoring a higher nesting structure in multilevel mixture models.
Journey to the Essence of Research in Child Development
This poster discusses an experiential learning activity for the UNT course DFST 3123 Child Development. The goal of the activity is to support student information-seeking and information-processing skills and guide students as they gain skills in identifying, understanding, and applying evidence-based research findings to child development.
Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology
This poster discusses the experiential learning activities developed for the UNT Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology course, including technology components, video segments created, fully functional learning modules, flash learning activities, and integrated clicker technology.
The Enlightenment Meets Twitter: Using Social Media in the Social Studies Classroom
This article explains how social studies educators can, and have, used the microblogging service Twitter.
Naming Her World: A Freirean Analysis of a Young Woman with Asperger Syndrome's Post-High-School Experience
This article seeks to better understand to what extent the Individual Education Plan (IEP) adequately prepared one girl for major life transitions following high-school graduation.
Children's physical activity levels and psychological correlates in interactive dance versus aerobic dance
This article compares children's physical activity levels, self-efficacy, and enjoyment when experiencing dance-exergaming and aerobic dance in physical education.
Efectos de la violencia de pareja en mujeres migrantes
This article analyzes the relationship between partner violence, depression and maternal self-efficacy in migrant women.
The Epitome of Counseling Ethics
This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. In this paper, the author discusses ethics in counseling, including the admiral qualities of courage that counselors must have to live by personal and professional ethical convictions.
Teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder to ask questions: A systematic review
This article provides a review involving a systematic search and analysis of studies aimed at teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to ask questions.
Bringing Global and Multicultural Considerations into the Counseling Curriculum
Poster presented at the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster describes the effectiveness of a peer co-constructed project involving multiple interviews. The interview data is compared, contrasted, and the similarities and differences are accounted for through the lens of lifespan development.
International Perspectives Curriculum Project: EDAD 5680 Administration of the EC-12 Curriculum
Poster presented as part of the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning. This poster discusses the international perspectives curriculum project. The project described in this poster was developed as part of the "Globalizing your Curriculum" Transformational Instructional Innovation (TII) Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and redesign (CLEAR) and UNT - International.
Utilizing Emerging Technologies to Enhance Students' Engagement and Learning
This poster discusses using clickers to improve students' classroom engagement and gauge students' understanding of the course materials during lecture classes, introducing emerging technologies to improve students' learning experiences, and introducing exergames such as Wii Sports and Wii Fit to promote students' motivation and engagement.
The Philosopher and the Lecturer: John Dewey, Everett Dean Martin, and Reflective Thinking
This article examines the connection between John Dewey and Everett Dean Martin and explains why Martin's views may have resonated with Dewey and how they shared critical values pertaining to adult education.
Book Review: On Rereading
Book review of "On Rereading" by Patricia Meyer Spacks.
Teaching Functional Communication to Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This book chapter focuses on functional communication, including procedures for establishing speech and the use of one or more augmentative and alternative communication modes.
Democratic Twittering: Microblogging for a More Participatory Social Studies
This article uses the example of the Arab Spring to discuss how new media lowers barriers so that more voices may be heard.
Differential Growth Trajectories for Achievement Among Children Retained in First Grade: A Growth Mixture Model
Article discussing a growth mixture model and differential growth trajectories for achievement among children retained in first grade.
Ethical Leadership: A Texas School District's Efforts Toward Cultural Proficiency
This article discusses the use of cultural competency training at a Texas school district to bring about openness in talking about issues of diversity.
Response to Intervention: Perspectives of General and Special Education Professionals
This article describes implications for school leadership and the need for preservice and continuing professional development concerning all aspects of response to intervention (RTI).
Exceptional Friction Mitigation via Subsurface Plastic Shear in Defective Nanocrystalline Ceramics
This article reports that atomic layer deposition {0002}-textured ZnO films, with nanocolumnar grains and defective sub-stoichiometric structure, exhibit nanocrystalline plasticity and exceptionally low sliding friction and wear.
Book Review: Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs
Book review of "Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs" by Reynol Junco.
Platforms, Purpose, and Pedagogy: Reclaiming Context and Resisting Technopoly with Participatory Media
This article examines the work of media theorist and cultural critic Neil Postman in the wake of participatory media.
Using eReaders to Enhance Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
This book chapter focuses on the use of ereaders as a learning tool to motivate and engage students, support content learning, and promote literacy development across content areas.
Succession Planning Activities at a Rural Public Health Department
This article provides an overview of a qualitative case study utilizing interviews and evaluation of publically-available documents to investigate the process of succession planning in a moderately-sized public health office located in a metropolitan community in a frontier-rural state.