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A Global Vision for Higher Education

Monday, July 29, 2013

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By Constance St. Germain, Esq.
VP & Dean, School of Public Service & Health at American Public University

In 2009, the UNESCO Communiqué offered a holistic approach for higher education as part of a focus on serving a higher, public good by creating a global vision for higher education. By stressing cooperation with stakeholders at the institutional level and across international boundaries, the UNESCO Communiqué position advocates strong support for increasing access to higher education for minority (i.e.

Teacher Beliefs in Transition: Contemplating beliefs in changing educational settings

Friday, July 26, 2013

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By Jamie Harrison, School of Education Faculty

As a former K-12 brick-and-mortar learner and teacher, I have been adjusting to my new role as a 100% online instructor. Goodyear, et. al. (2001) place the concept of online teaching on an interesting spectrum that ranges from classroom teaching only to independent online learning, with computer enhanced classroom teaching and tutor enhanced online learning falling in-between.

Selling Your School: Community Building through Creative Marketing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman

The position of the school administrator requires you to wear many hats: leader, servant, communicator, peace maker and partner. An important part of every role of the administrator, and the toughest part of being a school administrator, is marketing the school to the community. In many cases the only community members that express interest in the schools are those that have current students attending.

Strategies for Successfully Implementing No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Dr. Joanetta (Jodie) Ellis discusses the challenges she faced as a Texas school principal trying to implement the No Child Left Behind requirements. Listen to this podcast to hear more about the strategies she used as an administrator to improve her school from an “acceptable” rating to an “exemplary” rating in less than two years!

She suggests administrators struggling with this policy:

  • Involve all stakeholders in the decision-making process, including teachers, parents and students
  • Gather as much data as possible about the student population as well as available resources
  • Define expectations.
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