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Lamkin, Mark – Exceptional Parent, 2008
How does a mother of a child with special needs, who has devoted the past 20 years of more of her life to constant caretaking of her exceptional family, go about re-entering the work force after all those years? In this article, the author offers several tips for mothers who are considering a transition from parent to professional.
Descriptors: Mothers, Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Richardson, Rita Coombs; DeVaney, Thomas A. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
Understanding personality profiles can be helpful in working relationships. Situations such as co-teaching frequently pair individuals in teamwork. Turf and personality conflicts between professionals can be destructive and impede goal attainment. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality measure that is based on Jung's theory of…
Descriptors: College Students, Construct Validity, Communication Disorders, Personality
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Buchanan, Julia – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2008
The relationship of human development to leadership growth and organizational learning is becoming more significant as organizations recognize the value of skilled leadership. In order to foster collective intelligence and innovation in groups, leadership throughout an organization benefits from the understanding of processes involved in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Adult Development, Organizational Development, Reflection
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Karwowski, Maciej – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
Two studies were conducted to show connections between giftedness and intuition. The first study was exploratory. A sample of 194 gifted adolescent students (N=194) included fifty-five students identified as gifted by their teachers and fifty-six percent who were female. Using the Polish version of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the students…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Creativity, Cognitive Style, Gifted
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Sharp, John G.; Bowker, Rob; Byrne, Jenny – Research Papers in Education, 2008
Developments within education, psychology and the neurosciences have shed a great deal of light on how we learn while, at the same time, confirming for us all that learning is a profoundly complex process and far from understood. Against this background, and in this position article, we consider the recent rise in interest in the concept of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Visual Perception
Kise, Jane; Russell, Beth; Shumate, Carol – Principal Leadership, 2008
Personality type theory describes normal differences in how people are energized, take in information, make decisions, and approach work and life--all key elements in how people teach and learn. Understanding one another's personality type preferences helps teachers share their instructional strategies and classroom information. Type theory…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Personality, Mentors
Shi, Ru; Shan, Shou-qin; Tian, Jian-quan – Online Submission, 2007
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was given to 264 students in an undergraduate Pharmacy course at a military medical university. Selected MBTI personality types were compared for achievement in the course using a t-test to compare total points earned. High grades were earned by students stronger in the traits of introversion (I) and judgment…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Styles, Grades (Scholastic)
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Berry, Priscilla; Wood, Cindy; Thornton, Barry – College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 2007
Globalization and domestic competition are forcing businesses to rethink the human resources utilization process, and one method for considering again this challenge is creating a team culture. One key to this process for human resources development is the understanding of how to create the most successful teams. The use of the Myers-Briggs Type…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Team Training, Global Approach, Work Environment
Kitchel, Tracy; Torres, Robert M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
One common thread throughout the research in agricultural education is that cooperating teachers have been identified as being important and influential to the student teachers' success. If the interaction between student teacher and cooperating teacher is important to the student teaching process, then the matching of a student teacher with a…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Mentors, Agricultural Education
Roberts, T. Grady; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between teaching efficacy and personality type of agricultural science cooperating teachers. The target population was agricultural science teachers who served as cooperating teachers. A convenience sample of those teachers who attended an optional cooperating teacher meeting at…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Personality, Science Teachers
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Stapleton, James L. – Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 2007
Problem: The study sought to determine the common set of conditions and processes necessary to improve the performance of problem-solving teams beyond the abilities of individuals. Research Hypotheses: (H1) Controlling for differences in ability, the team scores of heterogeneous teams are significantly lower than team scores of homogeneous teams.…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Problem Solving, Probability, Cooperative Learning
Kitchens, Anita N.; Wenta, Robert G. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2007
Two faculty members in the department of mathematical sciences at a four-year university, with teacher-education experience, presented a workshop for in-service elementary and middle-school teachers. The intention was to address affective aspects of teaching including: teacher efficacy, learning styles, cognitive dissonance, relaxation, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Workshops
Buddy, Juanita Warren – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2007
Various research studies have shed evidence on the importance of collaboration between teachers and library media specialists. Nearly every aspect of business, management in particular, requires an ability to interact effectively with others. As such, it is advantageous for the library media specialist to view the library media program as a…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Personality Traits, Communication Skills
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Bishop-Clark, Cathy; Dietz-Uhler, Beth; Fisher, Amy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Web-based distance learning is a relatively new approach in higher education which is gaining in popularity. Because a Web-based classroom is so different than a traditional face-to-face classroom, the variables that influence success or satisfaction with such a course may be different than those in a face-to-face course. We investigated whether…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Internet, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Freeman, Mark S.; Hayes, B. Grant; Kuch, Tyson H.; Taub, Gordon – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2007
Selecting a single psychotherapeutic orientation can be a challenge for counselor education students. The authors examined the relationship between counseling theory selection and personality variables of students enrolled in a counseling theories course. A discriminant function analysis was used to identify the personality traits that would…
Descriptors: Personality, Counseling Theories, Counselor Training, Discriminant Analysis
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