Journal of Case Studies in Education
The Journal of Case Studies in Education (JCSE) publishes original, unpublished case manuscripts relating educational situations from K - 12 and higher education. It is designed to provide the education professional a venue to share original situations with other educators. Cases from a broad range of topics are appropriate for consideration in the JCSE providing the focus of the work is educational situations.
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Determining classroom placement for first year English Language Learner students; Rodrigo H. Peña, Kingsville Independent School District; Gerri M. Maxwell, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
The Effects Multiple Intervention and Prevention Programs Have on the Graduation and Dropout Rates of Two Major Urban School Districts in Texas; Ernestina M. Briones, Student Engagement Facilitator, San Antonio ISD; Don Jones, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Linda Challoo, Texas A&M University - Kingsville.
Early college high schools: A proposed solution to secondary transition services; Jeanne M. Bridges, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Gerri M. Maxwell, Texas A&M University - Kingsville.
High school leadership: The challenge of managing resources and competencies
; Falih M. Alsaaty, Bowie State University; Archie Morris III, Bowie State University.
Rural Hispanic counselor and student perspectives and their roles in providing improved secondary guidance counseling; Grace Friesenhahn-Soliz, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Steve Bain, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Gerri Maxwell, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Renewing or writing a school of education secondary science SPA accreditation report; Judith A Bazler, Monmouth University; Meta Van Sickle, College of Charleston; Letitia Graybill, Monmouth University.
The Law of Primacy and the Utility of a Jet Transition Course; Ross L. Stephenson, Jr., Jacksonville University; Wayne Ziskal, Jacksonville University.
Volume 7 - January 2015:
Mathematics coaching and the coaching cycle: The Math GAINS project;Jeff Irvine, Brock University; Wendy Telford, Peel District School Board.
Latino Parental Involvement: Myths, Perceptions and Inhibiting Factors; Monica Rosalina, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Medina Jiménez, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Norma A. Guzmán, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Monica Wong- Ratcliff, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Towards educational, political and social change: a case study, Fatima H. Eid, Secretariat-General of the Higher Education Council, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Comparing state mandated test scores for students in programs with and without fine arts in the curriculum, Cynthia Garcia, Superintendent, Driscoll ISD; Don Jones, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Carrie Isaacson, Hardin Simmons University.
Citizenship, community and national identity: young people perceptions in a Bahraini context, Fatima H. Eid, Secretariat-General of the Higher Education Council, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Institutional factors that positively impact first-year students’ sense of well-being, Debra S. Harmening, University of Toledo; Stacy A. Jacob, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Presentation anxiety analysis: comparing face-to-face presentations and webinars, Scott Campbell, National University.
Enacting Glasser's (1998) Choice Theory in a grade 3 classroom: a case study, Jeff Irvine, Brock University.
The role of the educational diagnostician as perceived by South Texas administrators, Melisa G. Guerra, Calallen Independent School District; Gerri M. Maxwell, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
PSAT Testing: Blunder Causes Staffing Reassignment, Patricia E. Uribe, Texas A & M International University.
Effectiveness of teacher training: Voices of teachers serving high-needs populations of students, Daniella G. Varela, Texas A&M University- Kingsville; Gerri M. Maxwell, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Exergaming and physical education: A qualitative examination from the teachers’ perspectives, Dwayne P. Sheehan, Mount Royal University; Larry Katz, University of Calgary; Brian J. Kooiman, Mount Royal University.
Volume 6 - September, 2014:
Journalism educators, their students, and local media practitioners: A case study exploration, Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University.
Developing a shared leadership vision in a college setting, Kerry K. Fierke, University of Minnesota, Duluth.
The utilization of simulation games to enhance student learning in colleges and schools of business: A case study, Falih M. Alsaaty, Bowie State University.
Universal evaluation: an invitation to the creation of innovative
models for teacher training, Rosa Isela Gluyas Fitch, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Ziranda González Pineda, Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Elementary teachers’ experiences and perceptions of departmentalized instruction: A case study, Alecia Strohl, Valdosta State University; Lorraine Schmertzing, Valdosta State University; Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University.
From student-athlete to student-teacher: A case study of one student’s journey
, Joanne Caniglia, Kent State University; Christine Pellegrino, Kent State University.
Building confident teachers: preservice physical education teachers’ efficacy beliefs, Karen E. Hand, Ed.D., Northeastern Illinois University.
The presidential scholarship programme in Zimbabwe: A living case of the political will in promoting regionalisation in higher education, Promise Zvavahera, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.
Analysis of Texas achievement data for elementary African American and Latino Females
, Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University; Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan, Texas A&M University; Teresa Jimarez, University of Texas- Pan America; Yeping Li, Texas A&M University.
Lean in and lift up: Female superintendents share their career path choices, Cheryl Kelsey, Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Kathy Allen, Texas A&M University-Texarkana; Kelly Coke, Texas A&M University-Texarkana; Glenda Ballard, Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
When leadership and policy making collide: the Valley View Middle School experience, Warren A. Hodge, University of North Florida; La’Tara Osborne-Lampkin, Florida State University.
Rates of representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in South Texas, Norma A. Guzmán, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Mary Ruth Fernandez, Our Lady of the Lake University.
Volume 5 - February, 2014:
An educational community to promote high school students’ retention and academic success, France Dubé, Université du Québec à Montréal; Jean Bélanger, Université du Québec à Montréal; Jean-Marc Fontan, Université du Québec à Montréal; Geneviève Beaulieu, Université du Québec à Montréal; Mathieu Lévesque, Université du Québec à Montréal.
In Search of the Most Likely Value, Jerzy Letkowski, Western New England University.
Human capital problems in Zimbabwean rural schools:a case study of Mazowe District, Promise Zvavahera, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management.
The full-time school program in Mexico, Marcela Georgina Gómez Zermeño, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Manuel Flores Fahara, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Lorena Alemán de la Garza, Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Exploring management strategies to reduce cheating in written
examinations: case study of Midlands State University, Ever Taderera, Midlands State University; Loveness Nyikahadzoi, University of Zimbabwe; Wilson Matamande, University of Zimbabwe; Elinah Mandimika, University of Zimbabwe.
The courage to lead: cases in American higher education, Jon E. Travis, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Joyce A. Scott, Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Increasing college retention with a personalized system of instruction: a case study, Karen A. Foss, University of New Mexico; Sonja K. Foss, University of Colorado Denver; Scott Paynton, Humboldt State University; Laura Hahn, Humboldt State University.
First-generation college students and their pursuit of the American dream, Linda Banks-Santilli, Wheelock College.
How to build a course to teach accountants to teach, Christine Z. J. Noel, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Rick L. Crosser, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Christine L. Kuglin, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Lynn A. Lupomech, Gering High School, Nebraska.
Quality assurance challenges and opportunities faced by private Universities in Zimbabwe, Evelyn Chiyevo Garwe, Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education.
Evaluation of the high school virtual program in a North Texas school district, Paul E. Cash, Walden University; Don Jones, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Martha Richardson, Walden University.
Evaluation in STEM online graduate degree programs in agricultural sciences and engineering, Holly A. Downs, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Volume 4 - May, 2012:
Changing early childhood education by developing leaders through reflection and research, Ilana Margolin, Levinsky College of Education.
The Portraiture of Nick: Scene one the early years, Vaughn Bicehouse, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
The portraiture of Nick: Scene two the middle years, Vaughn Bicehouse, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
A holistic approach to the scholarship of sustainable business, Barbara D. Klein, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Charu Chandra, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Hei-Wai Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Privatizing American public higher education: racing down a slippery slope, Jon Travis, Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Fostering leadership through organizational structure, Brantley P. Willett, Florida State University.
Use of adjuncts in conjunction with university professors for administrative internship supervision, Greg K. Gibbs, St. Bonaventure University.
Early career physical education teacher efficacy, Karen E. Hand, Northeastern Illinois University; Moira E. Stuart, Northeastern Illinois University.
Effects of a teacher incentive program on 4th grade state assessment scores, Moises Alfaro, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Don Jones, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Glenda Holland, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; Marie-Anne Mundy, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
Continuing efforts to upgrade the aeronautics curriculum at Jacksonville University, Jerry L. Terrell, Jacksonville University;
Juan Merkt, Jacksonville University; Jeffrey Harrison, Jacksonville University; Rhett Yates, Jacksonville University.
Dissertation leadership knowledge transfer using sparsely connected networks with bidirectional edges: case study of Chester Hayden McCall Jr., his dissertation advisors, and his students, Leo A. Mallette, Pepperdine University.
Gender differences in alcohol prevention programming, Marcella Ogenchuk, University of Saskatchewan; Laurie-Ann Hellsten, University of Saskatchewan; Michelle Prytula, University of Saskatchewan.
Volume 3 - July 2012: (order printed edition)
Interrogating reality in terms of retention and student success at a South Texas University, Steve F. Bain, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Rex F. Gandy, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Vivian H. Golightly, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Development of a model for building professional learning communities in schools: teachers’ perspectives in Thai educational context, Narongrith Intanam, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Suwimon Wongwanich, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Nuttaporn Lawthong, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Many pieces of the puzzle: A collaborative process of becoming a teacher; Hee-Won Kang, Sonoma State University; MaryAnn Nickel, Sonoma State University.
Collaborative professional development: An examination of changes in teacher identity through the professional learning community model; Michelle Prytula, University of Saskatchewan; Kari Weiman, University of Saskatchewan.
Alternate route and traditionally-trained teachers’ perceptions of teaching preparation programs; David C. Lowery, Jones County Junior College; Jalynn Roberts, William Carey University; Jessica Roberts, University of Southern Mississippi.
A teacher educator who challenged minds and changed lives for African Americans ; Ruben Gentry, Jackson State University.
Connecting college learners with rural entrepreneurship opportunities: The rural entrepreneurship teaching unit ; Barbara J. Frazier, Western Michigan University; Linda S. Niehm, Iowa State University; Leslie Stoel, Ohio State University.
Promoting multicultural competence in master’s students and improving teaching using action research ; Debra S. Gentry, University of Toledo; Stacy A. Jacob, Texas Tech University.
Is there a problem? ; Kimberly Triplett, Mississippi State University-Meridian.
A multidisciplinary team-teaching approach to sustainable business education; Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Barbara D. Klein, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Charu Chandra, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Hei-Wai Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn; David Susko, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Moses Lee, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Oleg Zikanov, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Kentucky career and technical teacher education programs/on-going issues; Ed Workman, Northern Kentucky University; Joyce Stubbs, Morehead State University.
An exploration of school leadership issues relating to the “December Dilemma”; Anna L. Fox, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Austin Vasek, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Derek Davis, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Volume 2 - July 2011: (order printed edition)
Comprehensive curriculum reform in higher education: collaborative engagement of faculty and administrators, Shawn L. Oliver, Ashland University; Eunsook Hyun, University of Massachusetts Boston.
School accountability: mathematics teachers struggling with change, Samuel Obara, Texas State University.
Filling na puka1 with PUFM: Empowering teachers with profound understanding of fundamental mathematics, Eula Ewing Monroe, Brigham Young University Provo; John L. Bailey, Brigham Young University Hawaii; Barry Mitchell, Brigham Young University Hawaii; Yvonne AhSue, Laie Elementary School, Laie, HI.
Institutional theory in college restructuring: myth or reality?, William Bealing, Jr., Bloomsburg University; Diane Riordan, James Madison University; Michael Riordan, James Madison University.
The complexity of communication in a course environment: a case study, R.Juan Santandreu, Lander University; Susan Shurden, Lander University; Michael Shurden, Lander University.
Z-Score demystified: a critical analysis of the Sri Lankan university admission policy, Yajni Warnapala, Roger Williams University; Karishma Silva, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University.
The study of number sense and teaching practice, Yea-Ling Tsao, Minnesota State University Mankato; Yi-Chung Lin, Taipei Municipal Jingxing Elementary School, Taipei, Taiwan.
Using student input to develop a marketing strategy for an Executive MBA Program, Gary L. Geissler, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
How a MUN experience meshes with the liberal arts and management education, Jolene A. Lampton, Park University.
Anti-Semitism in first year composition, Matthew Levy, Pacific Lutheran University; Gerald M. Myers, Pacific Lutheran University.
An analysis of dyslexic students at the elementary level, Lesley-Anne Balido-Dean, Woodridge Elementary School; Lori Kupczynski, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; La Vonne Fedynich, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
High school economics, cooperative learning, and the end-of-course-test—a case study, Sharon Beavers, Dalton State College.
Volume 1 - January 2011: (order printed edition)
Multicultural education transformation in higher education: getting faculty to “buy in”, Sandra Mayo, Texas State University – San Marcos; Patricia Larke, Texas A&M University.
Leadership effectiveness and instructional supervision: the case of the failing twin<, Collette Bloom, Texas Southern University.
Comparing outcomes between a traditional F2F course and a blended ITV course, R. Nicholas Gerlich, West Texas A&M University; Marc Sollosy, West Texas A&M University.
Mentoring as a springboard to acculturation of immigrant students into American schools, Jerono Rotich, North Carolina A & T State University.
A study on relationship between personality traits and employment factors of college students, Cheng Kai-Wen, Kaohsiung Hospitality College.
The Structure of Student Satisfaction with College Services: A Latent Class Model, Joseph Adwere-Boamah, Alliant International University.
Creation of electronic portfolios in an educational leadership cohort, Matthew Boggan, Mississippi State University; Sallie Harper, Mississippi State University.
A green marketing course for business undergraduates, Fredrica Rudell, Iona College.
Student perspectives: evaluating a higher education administration program, Jalynn Roberts, University of Southern Mississippi; Debra Gentry, University of Southern Mississippi; Amy Townsend, University of Southern Mississippi.
Multiple logistic regression analysis of cigarette use among high school students, Joseph Adwere-Boamah, Alliant International University.
Learning from exam results: A unique classroom experiment that stimulates critical thinking, Craig. Barkacs, University of San Diego; Linda Barkacs, University of San Diego.
University-school partnerships for clinical experiences: design, implementation, assessment, and data collection, Thillainatarajan Sivakumaran, University of Louisiana-Monroe; Glenda Holland, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Leonard Clark, University of Louisiana-Monroe; Katharina Heyning, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; William Wishart, University of Tennessee; Beverly Flowers-Gibson, University of Louisiana-Monroe.
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