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1. Amezcua, Jesus J. Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District.

Degree: 2014, Texas A&M University

Reflective practice has been utilized in many fields. Education studies have recommended that reflexivity be used to enhance the practice of principals, teachers, and counselors. There has been little research in the area of reflective practice for superintendents and chief financial officers (CFOs) and the linking of Sch?n?s reflective practice with Mezirow?s transformative learning. Therefore, this study was aimed at examining my critical events and the use of reflective practice to improve professional development for superintendents and/or CFOs. The study was a first-person account of my experiences in a predominantly Hispanic South Texas school district. My autoethnography allowed me to be the primary participant and researcher in the study, and I used three types of reflective practice (reflection-in-action, reflection-on-action, and reflection-for-action) to narrate the critical events during my district tenure. Data collection included conducting a series of semistructured interviews with my committee chair, reviewing artifacts such as video tapes and board reports, and reflections from my journal. I ensured trustworthiness through data triangulation, thick description, and reflective journaling. My analysis included examining the data using Sch?n?s reflective practice and Mezirow?s precursors of transformative learning to identify disorienting dilemmas and examine my thinking, emotions, and reactions to the critical events and experiences. I identified five themes that were salient to my study: (a) disrespect, (b) ethical dilemmas, (c) politics, (d) bullying and oppression, and (e) change. Three suggestions to the adult learning process that will aid educational strategies for superintendents and CFOs have been identified: (a) that a chief financial officer not consider being an interim superintendent because being in such a position might create political situations, (b) that a new reflective practice model be considered where reflection-for-action (RFA) is used as a planning tool knowing that we are always in the reflection-in-action (RIA) mode, and (c) that journaling and peer discussions be used as a way to reflect on experience. The autoethnography should be carefully examined for limitations and personal interpretations. I believe that my stories will contribute to the preparation and practice of superintendents and CFOs as well as future research, and my stories are discussed herein. Advisors/Committee Members: McKenzie, Kathryn (advisor), Skrla, Linda (committee member), Chlup, Dominique (committee member), Lira, Juan (committee member), Alaniz, Ram?n (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Reflective Practice; Reflection; Transformative Learning; Superintendents and Chief Financial Officers; Critical Events; Autoetnography; Researcher as Participant; Preparation Programs

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APA (6th Edition):

Amezcua, J. J. (2014). Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/154083

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Amezcua, Jesus J. “Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District.” 2014. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/154083.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Amezcua, Jesus J. “Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District.” 2014. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Amezcua JJ. Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2014. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/154083.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Amezcua JJ. Reflective Practice of a Hispanic Chief Financial Officer and Interim Superintendent in a Predominantly Hispanic South Texas School District. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/154083

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Cross, Aaron J. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.

Degree: Rehabilitation Counseling: M.S., Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy, 2016, St. Cloud State University

<h1>Abstract</h1> This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University, (SCSU), a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest, as well as, non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students, and in what areas. Areas assessed were work, relationships, and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical, emotional and/or mental inconveniences, and vendors in the field of disability, and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel," lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical, emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant, overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!" Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Amy Herbert-Knopf, Dr. Kathryn E. Johnson, Dr. William J. Lepkowski.

Subjects/Keywords: Social Perceptions; International Students Persons with DisabilitiesAbstract This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University; (SCSU); a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest; as well as; non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students; and in what areas. Areas assessed were work; relationships; and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical; emotional and/or mental inconveniences; and vendors in the field of disability; and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel; " lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore; it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical; emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant; overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!"

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APA (6th Edition):

Cross, A. J. (2016). International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. (Masters Thesis). St. Cloud State University. Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Masters Thesis, St. Cloud State University. Accessed June 19, 2019. https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

Council of Science Editors:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Masters Thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

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