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Du, Wenliang; Wang, Ronghua – Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 2008
The security and assurance of our computing infrastructure has become a national priority. To address this priority, higher education has gradually incorporated the principles of computer and information security into the mainstream undergraduate and graduate computer science curricula. To achieve effective education, learning security principles…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Laboratories, Computers, Computer Science
Minix-Wilkins, Roxanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the professional development experiences of successful secondary principals framed within the practices of the transformational leadership theory. At this stage in the research, professional development will be generally defined as all of the types of training that the administrator…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Professional Development, Principals, Secondary Schools
Baumgarten, Thomas L.; Minix, Quinella – 2002
The Texas Education Agency awarded twenty competitive grants to Head Start programs in the state. The focus of the grants was on emergent literacy and pre-reading skills. Teachers, mentors, and administrators underwent intensive training. To investigate whether children emerged from the grant programs ready to enter school reading, an outside…
Descriptors: Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language)
Minix, Nancy; And Others – 1986
A pilot program, the Career Ladder Plan, was developed in Kentucky to evaluate a teacher's performance in terms of professional growth and development and professional leadership/initiative based on that teacher's performance on a setting/goal attainment process. Goals jointly selected by the teacher and his/her principal must contribute to school…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Instructional Effectiveness
Minix, Nancy; And Others – 1987
The process used to evaluate progress in identifying the goals to be used in evaluating teacher performance under the Kentucky Career Ladder Program is described. The process pertains to two areas of teacher development: (1) professional growth and development, and (2) professional leadership and initiative. A total of 1,650 individuals were asked…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Goal Orientation
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Minix, Dean A. – Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 1990
Describes an open admissions program, a public university's nontraditional population, and their unique academic needs. Provides a political science briefing book assignment in which students research and write about one country. Claims the book is effective in helping students to organize and focus their thoughts and to improve their research and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Nontraditional Students
Minix, Nancy A.; And Others – 1985
This survey examined the attitudes of teachers in southwestern Kentucky toward sex-stereotyping in the classroom. A random sample of 35 teachers of grades kindergarten through adult completed a written survey instrument that asked them to read statements regarding sex-stereotyping and to rate themselves regarding their own classroom practices.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Educational Practices, Educational Research
Minix, Nancy A.; Pearce, Winston Thomas – 1986
A description is given of the development and implementation of an inservice program, "Project Excel," which was designed in accordance with andragogical theory. This theory is based upon four major assumptions: (1) as people grow, they become increasingly self-directed; (2) as people grow, a reservoir of experiences which provide a…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Improvement Programs, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Galluzzo, Gary L.; Minix, Nancy A. – Teacher Educator, 1992
Using videotaped simulated recall interviews, researchers assessed elementary and secondary student teachers' thoughts and concerns. Both groups considered pupil learning the greatest concern. There were consistent differences in how the groups perceived classroom interactions. Both groups addressed a narrower range of concerns regarding teaching…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education