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McGruder, Kate – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
Though there is extensive research on the health outcomes of individuals who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), society at large has not embraced this ground-breaking research and many still believe that the use of harsh punishment for students provides the same intended result as a discipline approach that teaches coping…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Punishment, Discipline
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Peterson, Jennifer – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
Currently, online formal education is growing at a phenomenal rate; however, many fear that online courses do not provide the same rigor as on-campus courses. This is due in large part to the perception that students are more likely to cheat in online courses. A number of studies have been completed in this area and, in fact, many have shown that…
Descriptors: Ethics, Online Courses, Cheating, Integrity
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Howley, Craig; Howley, Aimee; Yahn, Jacqueline; VanHorn, Pamela; Telfer, Deborah – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
This quasi-experiment tested whether or not a statewide professional development program for principals yielded measurable changes in self-reported attitudes and practices. The two-year program combined training events at central and regional locations with on-site coaching. The program attempted (1) to change attitudes toward inclusion, broadly…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Principals, Social Justice
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Anderson, Sarah K.; Hagen, Brittany D.; Dulski-Bucholz, Andrea L.; Whitsel, Christopher M.; Smith, Kayla D.; Willeson, Ann M. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
This article shares findings from a descriptive, multiple case study assessing graduate outcomes 2.5 years after the completion of a teacher education program. Case study was used as an alternative to value-added measures to holistically examine complex attributes of effective teaching. Mixed methods data collection included graduate and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Carter, Kate – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
Teaching middle school mathematics, I have found that classroom dynamics have a profound impact on the quality of mathematical discussion. Wanting to improve classroom discussion in order to better facilitate both small-group and student-driven learning, I started the school year by randomly grouping students every week for their small groups. I…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Educational Quality
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Byrd, Mark A.; Woodward, Laura S.; Yan, Song; Simon, Naida – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Institutional research (IR) experts can offer a wealth of knowledge to many campus departments, such as assessment. Utilization of dashboard techniques is a good way to improve the quality of university information that is available to support assessment research and do so in an efficient way. Institutional research at Wayne State University…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, State Universities, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
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Sheppard, Rebecca S.; Kerrigan, Monica Reid – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The demands on and expectations of Institutional Research (IR) departments at colleges and universities have continued to expand over the years, yet there have been no studies on cost effective ways to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed by professionals in the field. Using a survey and social network analysis, this study explored…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Professional Personnel
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Inukai, Nozomi – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Under the current neoliberal paradigm, the discussion of "good teachers" often centers on a very limited aspect of "best practices" used to effectively transmit pre-packaged knowledge to students. Soka, or value-creating education as expounded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda, and Daisaku Ikeda, is an…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Wentz, Meridith; Brown, Amanda; Sweat, Jeff – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
As tuition rates for higher education rise, universities are under increased pressure from internal and external stakeholders to document outcomes such as graduation rates. To do so, higher education institutions must use data effectively. This paper examines the University of Wisconsin--Stout's (UW-Stout) strategies for data use in the…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Organizational Change, Accountability
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Frazier, Denise K. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research was to examine how a service learning literacy course impacted preservice teacher perceptions of intermediate-aged high-ability children in a mid-high poverty school, and how the educators in the partnering school viewed the experience. Pre- and post-experience responses from preservice teachers and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, High Achievement
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Ellis, Jason Brent; Abreu-Ellis, Carla – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
This paper provides a summary of the analysis of school enumeration returns in Ohio from 1925 through 1939, prior to state-wide school consolidation, in 26 counties. Data suggests that a wide range of students with disabilities were accommodated and included in the public-school system. The paper discusses legislation, medical, and clinical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, State History, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Harwell, Michael – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
The importance of data analysis software in graduate programs in education and post-graduate educational research is self-evident. However the role of this software in facilitating supererogated statistical practice versus "cookbookery" is unclear. The need to rigorously document the role of data analysis software in students' graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Data Analysis, Computer Software, Educational Research
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Brodeur, Katherine; Ortmann, Lisa – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
This descriptive case study examines preservice teachers' beliefs about themselves as teachers of reading as they develop identities for teaching through experiences in a Foundations of Literacy course and their tutoring relationships with elementary students during an accompanying practicum. As the preservice teachers learned about foundational…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers
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Barlow, Angela T.; Lischka, Alyson E.; Willingham, James C.; Hartland, Kristin; Stephens, D. Christopher – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
As elementary teachers aim to deepen their mathematical understandings, they engage in a relearning process that involves not only revisiting but also reconstructing their knowledge. To do so, meaningful engagement in immersion and practice-based experiences is required. This exploratory case study investigated the engagement patterns of two…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Video Technology
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Cashdollar, Sarah – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Popular preventative discipline programs often provide guidelines for ideal disciplinary interactions, emphasizing teachers' use of a neutral, soft, warm, and/or loving tone of voice during student discipline. Yet the scholarly literature has suggested that there are alternative pedagogical ways of using emotional expression, including tone, to…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, Interaction, Discipline
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