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Larson, Lotta; Vontz, Tom – Educational Considerations, 2018
This article describes an alternative pathway to elementary teaching through the MAT online program at Kansas State University.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Masters Programs
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Fritson, Krista K.; Nelson, Destinee A.; Vontz, Hannah; Forrest, Krista D. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2013
Students' perceptions of journaling are examined with the hypothesis that students perceive reflective journaling as a beneficial tool that aids in their overall success in their courses. Students completed seven, one-page journals throughout the semester. A content analysis of the final journal reveals that students enjoy the process of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Undergraduate Study, Self Efficacy
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Clark, J. Spencer; Vontz, Thomas S.; Barikmo, Kristoffer – Social Studies, 2008
In this article, the authors offer social studies educators a way to deepen students' understanding of civil disobedience as a democratic and nonviolent means of instigating social change. The authors explore the concept of civil disobedience from a historical perspective and examine the justifications and ramifications of each historical example.…
Descriptors: Civil Disobedience, Social Studies, Secondary Education, World History
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Vontz, Thomas S.; Franke, Jim; Burenheide, Brad; Bietau, Lisa – Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The authors explore the extent to which a mature professional development school (PDS) partnership at Kansas State University (KSU) helps link the disparate parts of the social studies education community. The authors initially identify and describe the divisions or "gulfs" that commonly plague social studies education, such as the gulfs…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Vontz, Thomas S.; Leming, Robert S. – International Journal of Social Education, 2005
Becoming a competent civic educator--one who can inspire and prepare students for informed, responsible, and humane participation in civic and political life--requires ongoing study of the content, pedagogy, and resources of civic education. Many elementary, middle, and high school teachers (and their students) would benefit from effective…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Citizenship Education, Civics