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Designing the Internship in Educational Leadership as a Transformative Tool for Improved Practice

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Whitney H. Sherman

Karen S. Crum

ABSTRACT: The internship is a crucial part of leadership preparation programs for bridging the gap between theory and practice. As such, the purpose of this article is to explore what the literature says about the internship and to extend thinking by conceiving of how the internship experience might be transformational for prospective leaders. This article offers a guide for the design of the internship experience that bridges the divide between theory and practice and that aims toward developing transformational leaders. It also provides an internship model based on best practice, but it adds a new dimension to traditional ideas of the internship experience that may facilitate transformational leadership.

In recent years, there has been much debate over the existence of a universally accepted reality in regard to the construct of leadership and leadership practice (English, 2006; Murphy, 2005). Scholars with postmodern views have identified leadership knowledge as a social construct (M. Smith, Miller-Kahn, Heinecke, & Jarvis, 2004) and have questioned recent politically motivated attempts to define a knowledge base at all (Crow & Grogan, 2005). Rather than attempt to define fixed leadership standards, Murphy (2005) pushed thinking further, encouraging those involved in leadership preparation to operate from the notion that leadership is a multifarious and context-dependent activity. According to English (2006),

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The Role of Museums in the Illegal Antiquities Market

AltaMira Press ePub

Michelle D’lppolito

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740; email: mrdippolito@gmail.com

Abstract The ability of investigative agencies like Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to effectively recover stolen works of art depends in part on how comprehensive and complete their databases of stolen works are. The scope of these databases and their effectiveness in recovering artwork depends on how many reports of theft are submitted by museums to the investigative agencies. This paper considers how a lack of funding leads to discrepancies in and between museum collection records and databases maintained by investigative agencies, resulting in negative publicity and affect a museum’s public image. Ultimately this paper presents some strategies to mitigate these discrepancies and help deter future museum theft by streamlining the investigation process for agencies like Interpol and the FBI.

On October 7, 2010, police in Landskrona, Sweden discovered three stolen paintings during a raid in a credit card fraud case. The paintings were found in plastic bags each with a label identifying it as belonging to the Malmö Museum of Art (Durney 2010). These labels matched the records the museum had for the paintings (Durney 2010). The police contacted the museum and informed them of the find. According to Goren Christenson, the director of the museum, the paintings had been taken down to be put in storage two weeks prior to the raid (Associated Press 2010; CBC 2010; TT 2010). They had been unaware that anything was missing until the police contacted them; their records still had them listed as being in storage (Anonymous 2010; Associated Press 2010). News articles covering the theft and recovery of the paintings dealt primarily with the fact that the museum was unaware of their absence. The day of the recovery, headings such as “Munch stolen in Sweden and nobody notices” from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (2010) and “Museum in Sweden unaware of theft of Munch painting, artwork recovered” by the Star Tribune (2010) cast the museum in a negative light. While eventually reports of arrests prompted the museum to receive funding to help increase their security measures, initial reports characterized the museum as inattentive rather than as a victim. Little to no information was originally given regarding the theft of the artwork or who stole it (Associated Press 2010). Since the recovery of the three paintings, three men have been arrested and convicted of theft and of receiving and handling stolen goods (TT 2010). According to The Local, the thief “found” the paintings by a wharf next to the museum and assumed they were being discarded (2010). Whether or not this is an accurate reflection of the events, it demonstrates that there was a discrepancy between the actual locations of the paintings and where the museum thought them to be located.

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13 General and Law Libraries

Jorge Antonio Renaud University of North Texas Press PDF

Chapter thirteen

general and law libraries


ll TDCJ units provide inmates access to both a general library and to a legal library. However, access to the general library is considered a privilege that can be revoked for disciplinary infractions. On the other hand, every inmate in TDCJ—whether in solitary confinement, in the lowest levels of administrative segregation, or in transit—will be able to either visit the legal, or law, library or have legal materials brought to him. The courts have held that TDCJ cannot deny any meaningful access to the courts, and the system, in my opinion, has done a decent job of fulfilling that mandate.

While access to the legal libraries is pretty uniform throughout the system, there is a wide gap between what access is allowed by the different units to their general libraries. The libraries are attached to the unit educational departments and are usually supervised by librarians with free-world training and staffed by TDCJ officers with a few convict clerks to perform the checking in and out of books, updating card catalogues, etc. Access to the library itself is dictated by security. As security on the different units is dictated by the attitude of the wardens and higher-ranking officers, one unit may be more accommodating of inmates who desire to use the library, while others may consider it an unnecessary

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"H" Words: Praxis I Intermediate Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Chapter 4: Constables

Lorie Rubenser and Gloria Priddy University of North Texas Press ePub

Chapter 4



Constables are one of the many undervalued and understudied positions in American law enforcement. The position exists in various forms across the United States and in several countries. In England, for example, the constable is a position akin to the metropolitan patrol officer in America. Constables in the United States tend to be more specialized in their role and duties.1

As originally conceived, the position of constable was not about law enforcement, but rather it was a servant position in the King’s household. The constable oversaw the stables and kennels, and any other matter relating to the sport of hunting.2 The constable also sat in judgment over many issues such as land ownership, inheritance, chivalry, honor, etc.3

The position evolved over time through military responsibilities4 and tax collection duties5 into domestic peace keeping.6 The constable is now an important part of the law enforcement tradition around the world.

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