Research and Presentations

Center for Caribbean and Central American Initiatives

Research Published

  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y., Hickey, W. D., & Jones, J. S. (2020). Leadership in rural Central American villages. In J.O’Connor (Ed.) Strategic Leadership in PK-12 Settings (pp. 53-64). Beaumont: Lamar University.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y., Hickey, W. D. & Neel, J. (2019). The impact of short-term study abroad on teachers’ self-efficacy and understanding of diversity. In L. Hemmer, P. Robertson, J. Sanders, & A. Mejia (Eds.) In Crossing Boundaries/Crossing Borders: Narratives of Intercultural Experiences (pp. 57-75). Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. & Hickey, W. D. (2019). Educational leadership in a Mayan village in southern Belize: Challenges faced by a Mayan woman principal. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 1-21.
  • Hickey, W. D. (2015). Principal perceptions of strategies to increase effectiveness of educational non-governmental organizations in southern Belize. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 2(11), 18-24.
  • Hickey, W. D., Sherman, R., Vaughn, V., & Rutledge, B. (2014). Ethnography of educational leadership in Belize. In S. Harris & J. R. Mixon (Eds.), Building cultural community through global educational leadership (pp. 1-9). Ypsilanti, MI: NCPEA Press.
  • Hickey, W. D., & Sherman, R. (2013). Readiness for active student engagement: Principals’ perceptions related to the challenges of hands-on activities in a district of Belize. Caribbean Teaching Scholar, 3(2), 111-120.
  • Hickey, W. D., Achtem, J. M., & Nuner, J. (2012). International partnerships: A model for educational organizations. School Leadership Review, 7(1), 47-57.
  • Hickey, W. D., Gill, P., Nuner, J., & Ljungdahl, R. (2011). Educational computer use in the schools of southern Belize. National Social Science Technology Journal, 1(3).
  • Hickey, W. D., Gill, P., & Amonett, C. (2011). A scholar-practitioner approach to international mentoring through collaborative partnerships. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 5(3), 225-236.  
  • Hickey, W. D., Gill, P., & Brown, L. (2011). Scholar practitioner inquiry as international action research: Surveying leadership perceptions of principals in the Toledo district of Belize. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 5(1), 69-81.
  • Hickey, W. D., & Gill, P. (2011). Analyzing principal perceptions of educational purpose in southern Belize through scholar-practitioner research. National Social Science Journal, 36(1), 61-67.

Research Presentations

  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. & Hickey, W. (2019). Short-term study abroad and the influence on aspiring principals’ perspectives about diversity and educational issues. 2019 University Council for Educational Administration 33rd Annual Convention.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2019). Rethinking pre-service teachers’ supervision in Belize. 2019 Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision Annual Conference. Augusta, GA.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. & Hickey, W. (2019). The principalship in rural Central America: Leadership beyond the schoolhouse. 2019 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. & Hickey, W. (2018). Film: Transforming education in Belize. UCEA 6th Annual Film Festival. Houston, TX.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2017). Teaching principals in rural Belize: What can we learn from their practices as instructional supervisors? Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision Annual Conference. Austin, TX.
  • Hickey, W. D., Vaughn, V., Sherman, R., & Rutledge, B. (2014). Global Perspectives: Comparison of Administrative Roles Between Countries. Paper presented at TCPEA/TASA Mid-Winter Conference in Austin, TX.