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Schumacher, Kyle A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
On March 31, 2011, Governor Quinn of Illinois called for schools to consolidate in order to become more financially and administratively efficient. This call for massive school reform is not new. Although consolidation, or reducing the number of school districts to save administrative costs, seemed radical to some, the idea of sharing services to…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Consolidated Schools, Educational Change, School District Reorganization
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Madson, Michael B.; Mohn, Richard S.; Schumacher, Julie A.; Landry, Alicia S. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2015
The Client Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing was used to assess motivational interviewing experiences in a predominantly female, African American sample from the Southeastern United States who received motivational interviewing-based feedback during a multicomponent lifestyle intervention. Motivational interviewing was experienced…
Descriptors: Interviews, Intervention, Motivation, Life Style
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Madson, Michael B.; Schumacher, Julie A.; Noble, Jeremy J.; Bonnell, Melissa A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Many undergraduate psychology students assume positions as mental health paraprofessionals during or after college. The present study was a quasi-experimental evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching motivational interviewing (MI), a counseling approach that applies to many paraprofessional occupations. Results from 83 undergraduates indicated…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Reflection
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Watt, Sherry K.; Golden, Margaret; Schumacher, Lisa A. P.; Moreno, Luis S. – New Directions for Student Services, 2013
This chapter briefly overviews the Principles and Practices of the Circle of Trust® approach and shares an example of how those ideals informed how an instructor team facilitated a multiculturalism in higher education and student affairs course.
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness
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Wilczenski, Felicia L.; Schumacher, Rebecca A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2008
School counseling graduate students are preparing for a special relationship with the communities in which they serve, that is, to care for the personal, social, and educational well-being of children and adolescents. School counselor program faculty need to educate and instill in their students a sense of their ethical responsibilities to those…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Graduate Students, Practicums, Counselor Training
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Tharp, Andra Teten; Schumacher, Julie A.; Samper, Rita E.; McLeish, Alison C.; Coffey, Scott F. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2013
The current study employs dominance analysis to assess the relative importance of three constructs--hostility, impulsiveness, and emotional dysregulation (difficulties managing one's emotions when experiencing negative emotion or distress)--in explaining psychological, physical, and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by men…
Descriptors: Risk, Substance Abuse, Psychological Patterns, Males
Lyons, Cherie A.; Schumacher, Jane A.; Cameron, Greg – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2008
Traditional professional development focuses on declarative and procedural knowledge. That is, participants usually learn what to do and how to do it rather than when to do it and why it is important. In McREL's leadership development program, they focus first on providing participants with an overview of research findings found in their…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Case Studies, Leadership Responsibility
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Blake, Joanna; Sterling, Stephen – Environmental Education Research, 2011
This paper explores the impact of short immersive residentials at a radical institution for staff currently working in a mainstream one; in this instance, at Schumacher College for those at the nearby University of Plymouth (UK). Schumacher is an independent, alternative college offering residential courses in "transformative learning for…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Transformative Learning, Scholarships, Environmental Education
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Nosen, Elizabeth; Nillni, Yael I.; Berenz, Erin C.; Schumacher, Julie A.; Stasiewicz, Paul R.; Coffey, Scott F. – Behavior Modification, 2012
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) commonly co-occurs with alcohol dependence (AD) and negatively affects treatment outcomes. Trauma-related negative affect enhances substance craving in laboratory cue-reactivity studies of AD individuals, but the role of positive affect has not been established. In this study, 108 AD treatment-seeking adults…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Cues, Alcoholism
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Poynton, Timothy A.; Schumacher, Rebecca A.; Wilczenski, Felicia L. – Professional School Counseling, 2008
The pilot study in this article identified facilitators and barriers to implementing the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. The Concerns-Based Adoption Model served as a framework to understand how school counselors perceive the Massachusetts Model's impact on their professional roles, and how those perceptions…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Guidance, State Programs
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Carbonaro, M.; Cutumisu, M.; Duff, H.; Gillis, S.; Onuczko, C.; Siegel, J.; Schaeffer, J.; Schumacher, A.; Szafron, D.; Waugh, K. – Computers & Education, 2008
The unprecedented growth in numbers of children playing computer games has stimulated discussion and research regarding what, if any, educational value these games have for teaching and learning. The research on this topic has primarily focused on children as players of computer games rather than builders/constructors of computer games. Recently,…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Computers, Programming, Gender Differences
Schumacher, Linda A. – Personnel Journal, 1985
Domestic violence is described and its causes examined. The reaction of victims is discussed, as well as the effect of violence on the victim. Recommendations to help human resource professionals work with employees and their managers to deal constructively with the problem are presented. (CT)
Descriptors: Battered Women, Counseling Techniques, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Violence
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Schumacher, Julie A.; Leonard, Kenneth E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005
Marital adjustment, verbal aggression, and physical aggression have long been associated in the marital literature, but the nature of their associations remains unclear. In this study, the authors examined these 3 constructs as risk factors for physical aggression during the first 2 years of marriage in 634 couples recruited as they applied for…
Descriptors: Marriage, Risk, Aggression, Spouses
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Smith, Richard Manning; Schumacher, Phyllis A. – College Student Journal, 2005
A study of undergraduate actuarial graduates found that math SAT scores, verbal SAT scores, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam had some relevance to forecasting the students' grade point averages in their major. For both males and females, percentile rank in high school…
Descriptors: Scores, Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, Undergraduate Students
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Wicklein, Robert C. – Technology Teacher, 2005
Appropriate Technology (AT) concepts have been discussed throughout this past century by notable leaders and scholars such as Mohandas Gandhi and Julius Nyerere; however, the undisputed founder of the AT movement was E. F. Schumacher, a British economist who worked extensively in India and Burma during the 1950s and 60s. Schumacher encapsulated…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Technology Education, Technological Literacy, Curriculum Design
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