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Faculty to Present Research at Conference

February 23, 2004 - Dr. Elizabeth Vaughn-Neely and Dr. Camille Searcy have recently had a paper accepted for presentation at the Coalition of Christian Teacher Educators Conference (CCTE). The name of the conference is "Partnering Using Best Practices in Education," and it is scheduled for May 27-29, 2004; at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. The presentation is intended to help participants think about a new theoretical foundation model of instructional design in bringing our faith to bear on the disciplines of education and teacher education through a service learning partnership with a public school (Parkview Montessori).

The following is an abstract of the research study:

In light of the public's perception regarding failing schools, this study analyzed interactions and efforts of instructional planners, school administrators, university faculty, teachers, and preservice teachers to prevent a student academic performance gap. Accordingly, we embarked on a partnership model of instructional systems and service learning between a local public school and Christian university. Two major objectives guided the investigation 1) the comparative effects of service learning and instructional design on cognitive and affective development of education undergraduates and 2) increase understanding of how service intensifies learning within the framework of an instructional design model using quantitative and qualitative data.