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Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Donald Zacharias Part 3, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Donald Zacharias Part 3, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Digitized vertical file materials regarding WKU President Donald Zacharias and his tenure as president 1979-1985.


Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Dero Downing Part 2, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Dero Downing Part 2, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Digitized veritcal file materials regarding WKU President Dero Downing and his tenure as president 1969-1979.


Perceptions Of Heart Rate Monitor Use In High School Physical Education Classes., Julie A. Partridge, Kristi McClary King, Wei Ban 2011 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Perceptions Of Heart Rate Monitor Use In High School Physical Education Classes., Julie A. Partridge, Kristi Mcclary King, Wei Ban

Faculty Scholarship

Incorporating technology into the physical education curriculum is becoming a popular strategy in which teachers can assess, motivate, and provide feedback to students regarding their physical activity participation during class. The purpose of this exploratory study was to gain a greater understanding of high school students’ perceptions of using heart rate monitors during physical education class. Qualitative data were collected through focus groups with students who had utilized heart rate monitors during the previous year of physical education class. Data were analyzed through inductive content analysis. Three major themes emerged from the data and indicated that 1) the use of ...


Collective Action Of The American State, Collective Action Of The American Masses, Brett R. Wilcox 2011 The College at Brockport

Collective Action Of The American State, Collective Action Of The American Masses, Brett R. Wilcox

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis contains three parts:

  1. Whose Side Are You On? : Mob Violence and Collective Action through the Eyes of Revolutionary America
  2. Collective Action of the American State, Collective Action of the American Masses in the 21st Century
  3. Applications of New Knowledge: Student-Centered Resources Focusing on Collective Action in America History


Tracking The Use Of Leed® In Facilities For Higher Education, Shannon Chance 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Tracking The Use Of Leed® In Facilities For Higher Education, Shannon Chance

Articles

America’s 4391 institutions of higher learning own roughly 240,000 buildings according to The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2009) and the United States Green Building Council [USGBC] (n.d.). Most of these buildings’ designs reflect a time when energy was cheap and material abundant. Throughout the past century, building designs frequently ignored their surroundings, usurped energy at appalling rates, and did little to teach inhabitants respect for the environment


Stability Of Popular R-Cbm Progress Monitoring Tools: Dibels® Next And Aimsweb®, Christine Russell 2011 Western Michigan University

Stability Of Popular R-Cbm Progress Monitoring Tools: Dibels® Next And Aimsweb®, Christine Russell

Dissertations

Currently there is no agreed-upon method for determining the difficulty level, referred to as the readability level, of Reading Curriculum-Based Measurement (R-CBM) passages. A key tenant of R-CBM is that the passages across each grade level are equivalent in difficulty level and therefore can be used to monitor student academic improvement. The primary objective in this study was to evaluate the homogeneity of oral reading fluency progress monitoring passages of two popular passage sets that are used frequently in schools. The purpose of this research was to examine the stability of each R-CBM progress monitoring passage set as well as ...


Evaluating The Use Of A Self-Advocacy Strategy As A Means Of Improving Progress In The General Curriculum For Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities, Amy L. Schelling 2011 Western Michigan University

Evaluating The Use Of A Self-Advocacy Strategy As A Means Of Improving Progress In The General Curriculum For Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities, Amy L. Schelling

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate if the use of a self-advocacy strategy, with high school students identified as having a mild cognitive disability, would increase student use of self-advocacy skills across multiple school settings. Participants in the study were also identified as participating in at least one general education class at the time the study was conducted.

A multiple baseline across participants and across settings design was applied to determine the effects of instruction on students' use of a self-advocacy strategy before and after the instructional period and across settings. Use and generalization of a self-advocacy strategy ...


Reading, Writing, And Repetition: Performance On Nonword Measures Bystudents With And Without Language-Learning Disabilities, Patricia J. Tattersall 2011 Western Michigan University

Reading, Writing, And Repetition: Performance On Nonword Measures Bystudents With And Without Language-Learning Disabilities, Patricia J. Tattersall

Dissertations

The central purpose of this three-paper dissertation was to explore the ability of school-age children with and without language-learning disabilities (LLD) to apply sound/word level structure knowledge when performing speaking, spelling, and reading tasks. Data came from a larger investigation that used stratified sampling to create two ability groups—children with typical language (TL) and with LLD—comparable in terms of age (range 6 through 18 years), sex, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

The central purpose of this three-paper dissertation was to explore the ability of school-age children with and without language-learning disabilities (LLD) to apply sound/word level ...


Undergraduate Student Catalog 2011-2012, Nova Southeastern University 2011 Nova Southeastern University

Undergraduate Student Catalog 2011-2012, Nova Southeastern University

Undergraduate Programs Course Catalogs

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Purposes, Activities, And Documentation Of Early Field Experience In Agricultural Teacher Education: A National Delphi Study, Scott Smalley, Michael S. Retallick 2011 Oelwein High School

Purposes, Activities, And Documentation Of Early Field Experience In Agricultural Teacher Education: A National Delphi Study, Scott Smalley, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this Delphi study was to identify the purpose, expected outcomes, and methods of documenting preservice teacher early field experience (EFE) activities in agricultural teacher education programs. A Delphi technique was used to electronically collect data via email and SurveyMonkey®. An expert panel was established and after three rounds of questioning, the panel identified 16 purpose statements, 14 activities and 9 methods of documenting EFE. The findings of this study, as established by a panel of experts who reached consensus, indicated that EFE should be documented via a combination of journaling and portfolio development. The verification of these ...


Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Dero Downing Part 3, WKU Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Dero Downing Part 3, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Digitized vertical file materials regarding WKU President Dero Downing and his tenure as president 1969-1979.


Understanding The Career Paths And Experiences Of Division I-A Athletic Directors: A Phenomenological Study, Harold Thomas Swift 2011 Western Michigan University

Understanding The Career Paths And Experiences Of Division I-A Athletic Directors: A Phenomenological Study, Harold Thomas Swift

Dissertations

The focus of this study was to understand the career paths and experiences of Division I-A Athletic Directors. There are only 120 of these coveted positions in the country. The limited research on how to obtain this position led to this investigation.

This research examined the career paths of 10 Division I-A ADs male (five African American and five White) and their experiences reaching their position. A qualitative phenomenological approach was used as the methodology. One-on-one phone interviews were conducted using open-ended interview questions that elicited information from each participant. The Social Cognitive Career Theory and Critical Race Theory were ...


A National Study Of Parental Involvement: Its Trends, Status And Effects On School Success, Alandra Washington 2011 Western Michigan University

A National Study Of Parental Involvement: Its Trends, Status And Effects On School Success, Alandra Washington

Dissertations

Parental involvement has been emphasized as a mechanism for improving our public schools. In this study the author inquired into (a) the trend and status of parental involvement and (b) whether parental involvement is associated with schools meeting accountability measures. Secondary analyses were conducted on multiple waves of nationally representative data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School and Staffing Surveys (SASS). Descriptive statistics, discriminant function analysis, logistic regression, among others, were used for the study.

The analyses on the trend and status of parental involvement indicated that there was a statistically significant increase in parental involvement ...


Senior Students’ Perceptions Of The Factors Positively Influencing Their Faith Development Within The Environment Of A School-Church Nexus. A Case Study Of Two Schools With Campus Churches, Alisha Christie 2011 Avondale College of Higher Education

Senior Students’ Perceptions Of The Factors Positively Influencing Their Faith Development Within The Environment Of A School-Church Nexus. A Case Study Of Two Schools With Campus Churches, Alisha Christie

Theses Bachelor Honours

Schools with campus churches can provide an environment where personal faith development and affiliation with a faith community are encouraged. This study investigated senior students’ perceptions of the factors positively influencing their faith development within the environment of a school-church nexus. A review of the literature revealed a strong connection between adolescent faith development and social context. This case study gathered data from two Adventist schools with campus churches with a focus on senior students’ and staff perceptions. An emergent mixed-method approach was adopted to gather data through the use of a questionnaire, focus group interviews and unstructured staff interviews ...


Context And Process In International Teacher Recruitment: The Experiences Of Global Educators Outreach (Geo) Teachers From Africa In The U.S.A., Omar A. Kamara 2011 DePaul University

Context And Process In International Teacher Recruitment: The Experiences Of Global Educators Outreach (Geo) Teachers From Africa In The U.S.A., Omar A. Kamara

College of Education Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the experiences of three teachers recruited from African countries to teach in Chicago‘s public schools. The purpose of the study was to highlight the experiences of the teachers through the lens of changing global dynamics that make such international recruitment of teachers more likely than ever before. It was apparent through this research that the movement of the teachers from developing countries to the United States of America had professional, economic and social impact on the teachers, their families and their communities. Although the teachers interviewed were hopeful that the skills they are gaining could one ...


Daily Practices Elementary Principals Utilize To Increase Student Readingachievement: A Case Study Of Successful Michigan Elementary Schools, Susan L. Johnson 2011 Western Michigan University

Daily Practices Elementary Principals Utilize To Increase Student Readingachievement: A Case Study Of Successful Michigan Elementary Schools, Susan L. Johnson

Dissertations

This case study examined three K-5 schools, one 3-5 school, and two K-2 Analysis of the data provided six dominant themes related to the research questions: Behavior/Positive Behavior Support, Visibility, Professional Development, Team/Distributed Leadership, Data, and Deliberate/Focused. The dominant themes were cross tabbed with the theoretical frameworks from Marzano et al. (2005) and Fullan (2008a). Connections were made to both Marzano et al.'s Seven Responsibilities of the School Leader for Second-order Change and 21 Responsibilities of the School Leader as well as to four of Fullan's Six Secrets of Change. This study supports previous research ...


A Case Study Of How Students Enrolled In Cte Programs And Faculty Understand And Assess The Implications Of Globalization On Career Preparation, Mohammad A. Moradi 2011 Western Michigan University

A Case Study Of How Students Enrolled In Cte Programs And Faculty Understand And Assess The Implications Of Globalization On Career Preparation, Mohammad A. Moradi

Dissertations

Globalization reflects a shift in the workforce development paradigm. This descriptive qualitative case study was conducted at a Midwestern university with 12 student participants and three faculty members from three engineering programs. The purpose of this body of work was to explore the participants‘ perceptions of globalization, and to understand the implications of globalization on career and technical education (CTE) programs, program selection, and career choices, the training of the students enrolled in CTE programs, and the role of teaching faculty and the college in this process.

How CTE programs aligned many diverse programs to meet a growing demand for ...


The Role Of Classroom Quality In Ameliorating The Academic And Social Risks Associated With Difficult Temperament, Timothy W. Curby, Kathleen Moritz Rudasill, Taylor Edwards, Koraly Pérez-Edgar 2011 George Mason University

The Role Of Classroom Quality In Ameliorating The Academic And Social Risks Associated With Difficult Temperament, Timothy W. Curby, Kathleen Moritz Rudasill, Taylor Edwards, Koraly Pérez-Edgar

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

The present study examines the moderating role first grade classroom quality may have on the relations between children’s difficult temperament (assessed in infancy) and their academic and social outcomes in early elementary school (first grade). Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, 1032 children were rated by their mothers at 6 months of age on difficult temperament. The quality of first grade classroom environments were then observed and rated along three domains: emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support. Regression analyses examined the statistical interactions ...


Prospective Principals For The 21st Century: Factors That Motivate And Inhibit The Pursuit Of School Leadership For Educational Administration Students, Tambra Michelle Pope 2011 College of William & Mary - School of Education

Prospective Principals For The 21st Century: Factors That Motivate And Inhibit The Pursuit Of School Leadership For Educational Administration Students, Tambra Michelle Pope

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine both the motivators and the inhibitors that influence graduate education students' decisions to either pursue school building-level administration jobs or avoid applying for these positions. Across the country, educational administration programs are producing more than enough graduates to fill every principal or assistant principal position (Levine, 2005). Yet, many of the students completing these programs are not rushing to fill these vacancies. Therefore, this study provides insight on the students in the Educational Leadership Program at The College of William and Mary. The findings of this study may benefit colleges and universities ...


A Critical Look At Minority Student Preparation To Counsel White Clients, Natoya Hill Haskins 2011 College of William and Mary

A Critical Look At Minority Student Preparation To Counsel White Clients, Natoya Hill Haskins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to explore how minority students are prepared to counsel White clients in two Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Engaging in a critical exploration of the experiences of minority students allowed the personal stories to create a consciousness which could lead to programmatic change. The paucity of research addressing the minority counselor/White client dyad lends viability to this study. This study used methods consistent with the critical research, including individual interviews and artifact collection. All data were analyzed through the lens of Critical Race Theory and Whiteness in an effort to conceptualize the role of ...


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