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  • Asbury University Faculty (2017-09)
  • Blackbourn, Joe (Pearson Publishing, 2002)
    This article examines the nature of quality enhancement initiatives in educational organizations. Specifically, it addresses the issue of implementing replications of best practices, instructional improvement, or model ...
  • Asbury University Faculty (2017-03)
  • Blackbourn, Joe (National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal, 2002)
    This article presents data on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Mental Health Services Demonstration Grant entitled A Child and Adolescent Service Sytems Program (CASSP) from the National Insitute of ...
  • Wallace, Rocky (2015-12-02)
    This presentation illustrates the collaborative school improvement model that has been developed in Kentucky by an education cooperative. Called PETTL (Perpetual Excellence in Teaching, Leading, and Learning), this process ...
  • Brown, Kevin; Clements, Steve (American Enterprise Institute, 2017)
    [From opening section] To summarize, we are a fractured nation with a socially segmented populace. Americans have sorted themselves into homogenous enclaves across race, income, education, age, and partisanship. In one ...
  • Brown, Kevin; Clements, Steve (American Enterprise Institute, 2017)
    [From opening section] To summarize, we are a fractured nation with a socially segmented populace. Americans have sorted themselves into homogenous enclaves across race, income, education, age, and partisanship. In one ...
  • Hamby, Don; Blackbourn, J. M.; Edmundson, Sheri; Hampton, Brent; Reardon, Michael (Record in Educational Leadership, 1996)
    This article offers an analogy of human resource development to the process of metamorphosis as it occurs in the development of a butterfly. Recent theoretical perspectives concerning the human sociobiological development ...
  • Blackbourn, J. M. (Equine Images, 1990)
    [From opening paragraph] -- Alonzo Clemons is the most humble of artists. During the past six years he has received worldwide acclaim for his equine sculptures though he has never had a formal art lesson. Bringing prices ...
  • Asbury University Faculty (2016-12)
  • Blackbourn, J. M.; Fillingim, Jennifer; Kritsonis, Mary Alice; Campbell, Jim; Rader, Dennis; Schillinger, Don; Ray, Jan (National Forum of Educational Administration & Supervision Journal, 2007)
    This article examines ten world trends that will impact educational organizations over the next 25 years. Some of these trends, such as shifting demographics, are already having minor effects on educational organizations. ...
  • Bunch, Dennis; Fillingim, Jennifer; Blackbourn, Joe (University of Mississippi, 2012-12)
    This article describes Graves’ theory of sociological development and its applicability to leadership. The interrelationship of the most common levels of functioning, appropriate management techniques, and methods for ...
  • Thomas, Conn; Bunch, Dennis; Blackbourn, Joe; Fillingim, Jennifer (University of Mississippi, 2013-04)
    This article addresses the nature of educational organizations for an engineering perspective. Principles of structural engineering are employed as a means of examining and addressing problems within educational organizations. ...
  • Bounds, Christopher T. (Wesley & Methodist Studies, 2011)
    How are people saved? The purpose of this article is to examine the different ways Wesleyan theology has answered this question within the larger context of Christianity and to explore the practical implications for people ...
  • Blackbourn, J. M. (FOCUS on Colleges, Universities, and Schools, 2010)
    This article examines the research and practice of the field of Education from a postmodern perspective. This article attempts to present an alternative perspective as to the current problems in our field and stimulate ...
  • Blackbourn, Joe M.; Bunch, Dennis; Fillingim, Jennifer; Thomas, Conn; Schillinger, Don; Dupree, Jeffery (Journal of Instructional Psychology, 2011)
    This article examines the viability of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in the training of teachers for the public schools. The shortcomings of traditional training and induction methods in preparing professional educators for ...
  • Pugh, Adam G.; Fillingim, Jennifer G.; Blackbourn, J. M.; Thomas, Conn (National Forum of Educational Administration & Supervision Journal, 2011)
    Effective leadership for 21st Century schools depends, to a great extent, on the principal's ability to inspire, enable, and motivate faculty, while concurrently modeling professional behaviors and challenging the status ...
  • Blackbourn, J. M.; Fillingim, Jennifer G.; Bunch, Dennis; Dupree, Jeffery; McCrory, Mike; Thomas, Conn; Butcher, Jennifer (National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal, 2011)
    This article illustrates the use of two continuous improvement instruments, a consensogram and a Taguchi Loss Function Diagram, to determine when to initiate an organizational change. The instruments employed allowed school ...
  • Asbury University Faculty (2016-10)
  • Brown, Kevin J. (American Enterprise Institute, 2016)
    [From introduction] -- In 1798, Thomas Malthus—who held the titles of both reverend and economist—published the widely read “An Essay on the Principle of Population as It Affects the Future Improvement of Society.”1 Though ...

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