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A Study To Identify The Factors That Inhibit High School Principals And Teachers From Pursuing Bachelor's And Master's Degrees In Busia District In Kenya., Samuel Okwako Obaki Dec 2003

A Study To Identify The Factors That Inhibit High School Principals And Teachers From Pursuing Bachelor's And Master's Degrees In Busia District In Kenya., Samuel Okwako Obaki

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This study sought to examine the factors that inhibited principals and teachers from pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Busia District in Kenya. Up to the mid-1990s, teachers of all professional grades studied for National Examinations as private candidates. Those who met university admission requirements were admitted and the Teachers Service Commission granted each of them a study leave with 80% of his or her salary. Some of those who met university admission requirements were admitted to foreign universities, and the Ministry of Education either granted them study leave with or without salary. On passing their examinations or ...


Preservice Teacher Beliefs Related To Internet Usage., Salah. Zogheib Jan 2003

Preservice Teacher Beliefs Related To Internet Usage., Salah. Zogheib

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The study investigated the relationship between preservice teachers' attitudes, achievement-, and value-related motivational beliefs about the Internet and their perceived likelihood to use it in instruction. Attitudes investigated preservice teachers' confidence and liking of the Internet. Achievement-related beliefs were examined within a motivational framework that described preservice teachers' actual knowledge and perceived experience about the Internet. Value-related beliefs were constructed from six measures for which the Internet would be valuable: personal needs, future career goals, a partner, children, future students, and society in general. Likelihood of using the Internet in instruction focused on teaching needs, students' learning, and differential access ...


A Correlational Study Of Emotional Intelligence And Aggression In Adolescents., Andrew William. Johnston Jan 2003

A Correlational Study Of Emotional Intelligence And Aggression In Adolescents., Andrew William. Johnston

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The relationship between adolescent emotional intelligence and adolescent aggression was investigated. Seventy one 7th and 8th grade students participated in the study. The students ranged in age from 11 to 14 years. All subjects completed the Baron Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (Baron EQ-i:YV) as a measure of emotional intelligence. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452--459). Pearson product-moment correlations were examined indicating an overall significant negative correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Aggression (r = -.693, p < .001). Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to further investigate relationships between components of Aggression and Emotional Intelligence. Analysis indicated that Stress Management (beta = -.736, p < .001) and Intrapersonal (beta = -.268, p < .001) measures were significant predictors of Physical Aggression. A second stepwise multiple regression analysis indicated that Anger (beta = .591, p < .001) and Hostility (beta = .292, p < .05) were also significant predictors of Physical Aggression. A one-way analysis of variance indicated significant gender differences with males scoring higher on Physical Aggression (p < .001) and Total Aggression (p < .01) and females scoring higher on Emotional Intelligence (p < .05). Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .J65. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0368. Adviser: Larry Morton. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.


An Investigation Of How Learning Occurs In An Organization., Lisa. Kolody Jan 2003

An Investigation Of How Learning Occurs In An Organization., Lisa. Kolody

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As people working in organizations struggle with the implications of constant change the importance of learning, for the people and the organizations, is gaining prominence. As the significance of learning, knowledge acquisition and the sharing of knowledge and information grow it becomes necessary to incorporate these concepts into organizational processes and structures. This study was a case study of how learning occurs in an organization according to the model of a Learning Organization by Senge (1990). The research tool was developed by the investigator to elicit the opinions and experiences of learning in the organization according to the five disciplines ...


Deep Dyslexia And Semantic Errors: A Test Of The Failure Of Inhibition Hypothesis Using A Semantic Blocking Paradigm., Annette Suzanne. Colangelo Jan 2003

Deep Dyslexia And Semantic Errors: A Test Of The Failure Of Inhibition Hypothesis Using A Semantic Blocking Paradigm., Annette Suzanne. Colangelo

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Deep dyslexia is an acquired reading disorder in which a previously literate adult produces semantic errors during reading and demonstrates impaired nonword reading. Most models of the syndrome account for the reading errors observed in deep dyslexia in terms of multiple loci of damage. In contrast, Buchanan, McEwen, Westbury, and Libben (2003) proposed that reading errors result from damage in the phonological output lexicon alone. According to this formulation, semantic errors evolve from impaired explicit assess and production due to failure of inhibition. In contrast, implicit processing is assumed to be intact in deep dyslexia. The current investigation tests several ...


Can The Early Development Instrument Be A Possible Assessment Tool For The Perceived Government Literacy Development Objectives At Ontario Early Years Centres?, Katherine Vera. Senchuk Jan 2003

Can The Early Development Instrument Be A Possible Assessment Tool For The Perceived Government Literacy Development Objectives At Ontario Early Years Centres?, Katherine Vera. Senchuk

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This study examined whether the Early Development Instrument (EDI) (McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, 2000) could be an effective assessment tool for the perceived government curriculum objectives at the Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC). The sample consisted of four girls and two boys, aged 3--4 years. All of the subjects attended the same OEYC Centre, located in Windsor, Ontario. The Early Childhood Educators in the OEYC completed pre- and post-tests of the Early Development Instrument on each of the subjects. The researcher was an observer in the OEYC for two months. During this time, observational field notes were taken ...


Can The Sociodramatic Theories Of Social Change Of Boal Be Used To Change Intermediate Student Outlook On Life? (Augusto Boal)., Deanna Marie. Pecaski Mclennan Jan 2003

Can The Sociodramatic Theories Of Social Change Of Boal Be Used To Change Intermediate Student Outlook On Life? (Augusto Boal)., Deanna Marie. Pecaski Mclennan

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This study examined whether weekly drama sessions based on the sociodramatic theories of Boal (1985) could be used to change intermediate student outlook on life. Grade Eight students participated in ten, forty-minute weekly drama sessions. Each session consisted of activities based on the work "Theatre of the Oppressed," created by Augusto Boal. This was a pre-existing group of "at-risk" adolescents. They had been identified by school staff as being "at-risk" due to behavioural problems in the classroom, lack of motivation in classroom activities, social problems in the classroom and playground, and lack of respect towards peers and/or staff. Often ...


The Relationship Between Teachers' Perceptions Of Principals' Social Influence And Their Own Empowerment., James Ross. Morton Jan 2003

The Relationship Between Teachers' Perceptions Of Principals' Social Influence And Their Own Empowerment., James Ross. Morton

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Principals, as managers of education reform, have influenced the change process of schools through teacher empowerment. An explanation of principal influence is social influence theory of social psychology, which suggests expertness (perceived specialized skills and knowledge), trustworthiness (perceived willingness to serve the best interests of the school), and social attractiveness (perceived similarity to teachers), are powerful contributors to influence. This study replicated Teacher Empowerment and Principal Leadership: Understanding the Influence Process (Rinehart et al., 1998), to explore the relationship between teachers' perceptions of principals' social influence and their own feelings of empowerment. Results of this study, which examined high school ...


Affective, Cognitive, And Performance Consequences Of Self-Selected Self-Handicaps., Kelly Theresa. Powell Jan 2003

Affective, Cognitive, And Performance Consequences Of Self-Selected Self-Handicaps., Kelly Theresa. Powell

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Self-handicapping is defined as the construction of obstacles or impediments to successful performance by an individual to protect or enhance self-esteem or self-image. The purpose of this research study was to explore the consequences of engaging in a behavioral self-handicapping strategy. In addition to positive and negative affect, test performance, test performance attributions, and self-efficacy were measured. Self-esteem and tendency to self-handicap served as covariates. Self-selected handicaps were examined in a quasi-experimental design. Participants chose whether to self-handicap or not by selecting either perceived distracting or enhancing music. Participants completed pre-test measures of positive affect, negative affect, self-esteem, and tendency ...