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Teaching A Humanities Course: A Mathematician’S View, Bill Marion Dec 1999

Teaching A Humanities Course: A Mathematician’S View, Bill Marion

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis Dec 1999

Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Qualitative Study Of A Team-Teaching Classroom And A Traditional One-Teacher Classroom In An Elementary School Setting, Johnny D. Thompson Dec 1999

A Qualitative Study Of A Team-Teaching Classroom And A Traditional One-Teacher Classroom In An Elementary School Setting, Johnny D. Thompson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study describes two heterogeneously grouped second-grade classrooms during the 1998-99 school year. One class featured collaborative team teaching, and the second class was taught by a traditional single teacher. There were 33 regular education students and nine at-risk students in the team classroom and 14 regular education students and eight at-risk students in the one-teacher classroom. One hundred three interviews were conducted with 21 students in the team classroom and 18 students in the one-teacher classroom, with 13 parents, with three teachers, and with the school principal. The researcher observed the two classes 61 times from September to May ...


Characteristics Of Viable And Sustainable Workers For The Year 2015, Brenda P. Dean Dec 1999

Characteristics Of Viable And Sustainable Workers For The Year 2015, Brenda P. Dean

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to forecast characteristics of valuable workers within Middle Eastern Tennessee for the year 2015. The following areas were studied as they related to the forecast: (1) the projected employment skill demands of business and industry; (2) the initiatives required and proposed by business and industry to meet their respective employment demands; and (3) the external support by education required for industry and business to meet their employment needs. The Delphi panel was composed of 22 business and industry leaders who were nominated by the county executive of the ten counties of the study, officials ...


A Case Study Of A Liberal Jewish Day School's Middle School Transition, Jill Beloff Farrell Nov 1999

A Case Study Of A Liberal Jewish Day School's Middle School Transition, Jill Beloff Farrell

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Jacobson Sinai Academy is a Liberal Reform Jewish Day School, in North Miami Beach, Florida. When the Academy was started over 18 years ago it was designed as a K-6 school. This was in keeping with the existing model for Reform day schools at the time and met the needs and desires of the early founders. The philosophy of the school addressed meeting the needs of the individual child as well as the fostering of Judaic values and traditions in an academically nurturing and experiential setting. Upon graduation, students moved from the Academy to a variety of public and ...


The Effects Of Toys, Prompts, And Flotation Devices On The Learning Of Water Orientation Skills For Preschoolers With Or Without Developmental Delays, Cindy A. Clawson Nov 1999

The Effects Of Toys, Prompts, And Flotation Devices On The Learning Of Water Orientation Skills For Preschoolers With Or Without Developmental Delays, Cindy A. Clawson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The work of children is play; and in that work, toys can be used to educate, provide enjoyment and help build the foundation of social skills. One of the guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) regarding developmentally appropriate practice is that children learn through interacting with their environment. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of toys, prompts, and flotation devices on the learning of water orientation skills for preschoolers with or without developmental delays. The 42 participants (ages 3 - 5 yr., male/female) were volunteers from a community preschool aquatics ...


Information Research Strategies (Imt 220) And Fluency With Information Technology (Cse 100): Two Approaches To Teaching Use Of Technology, Anne E. Zald, Nana Lowell, Zoe Clelland Nov 1999

Information Research Strategies (Imt 220) And Fluency With Information Technology (Cse 100): Two Approaches To Teaching Use Of Technology, Anne E. Zald, Nana Lowell, Zoe Clelland

Library Faculty Publications

The University of Washington has recently initiated two approaches to teaching technology and information resources via the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). The courses developed by the respective departments, IMT 200 2 and CSE 100, offered specialized instruction, regarding computer use and the availability of information resources. These courses were offered during Winter 1999 and Spring 2000 quarters, allowing for the evaluation of their success over time, and comparison to courses that were unaccompanied by this type of information resource instruction. Questionnaires were administered to students in IMT 220 and CSE 100 ...


Partner Reading: A Constructivist Based Approach To Developing Reading Skills In The Elementary Grades, Susan Wierzbowski Nov 1999

Partner Reading: A Constructivist Based Approach To Developing Reading Skills In The Elementary Grades, Susan Wierzbowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether partner reading can elicit a high level of comprehension of text while utilizing a style of learning that is natural for young children. A comparison between the partner reading technique and the traditional basal reading method on student comprehension was studied. Twenty-three second grade students from two classrooms were tested on two story selections. A counterbalance design was applied so that each story was presented in both the traditional teacher centered basal method and the partner reading technique. The questions which followed tested literal, interpretive, critical, and creative thinking. The partner ...


Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1999

Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 13, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud Oct 1999

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Student Achievement, Self-Esteem, And Classroom Interactions In Technology -Enriched And Traditional Elementary Classrooms With Low Socioeconomic Students, Michael Shawn Page Oct 1999

A Comparison Of Student Achievement, Self-Esteem, And Classroom Interactions In Technology -Enriched And Traditional Elementary Classrooms With Low Socioeconomic Students, Michael Shawn Page

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to compare the attainments of elementary students in technology-enriched classrooms and students in traditional classrooms, while considering performance levels in student achievement, self-esteem, and classroom interactions. Student achievement was measured by the reading and mathematics sections of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the California Achievement Test (CAT). Composite self-esteem, as well as subscale self-esteem levels, was measured by the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventories (CSEI), and classroom interaction analysis measurements were conducted using an adaptation of Flanders Interaction Analysis System.

Intact classes from 5 Louisiana elementary schools were randomly assigned to either treatment ...


1999-2000 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College Oct 1999

1999-2000 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens Oct 1999

Feedback, Accountability, And The Standards-Based System, Dannelle D. Stevens

Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

The standards-based system provides feedback and accountability, and, more importantly, it challenges educators to re-examine basic assumptions about teaching, learning, and schooling. These assumptions are changing as a result of the standards-based system, and this has positively affected practices in the classroom.


Reducing Class Size Misses Mark, Wallace Huffman Aug 1999

Reducing Class Size Misses Mark, Wallace Huffman

Economics Publications

School quality is very much on the minds of Iowans and many others. Real (constant-dollar) spending per pupil in Iowa public K-12 schools has increased steadily since 1960 up to 1992-93 when it flattened out. Per-pupil real expenditures are an eye-popping 2.8 times larger than in 1960, and the pupil-teacher ratio has declined about 34 percent -- mostly between 1970 and 1990.


The Effect Of Implementing The Cognitive Strategy Of Reciprocal Teaching To Facilitate Student Comprehension, Susan M. Hasenauer Aug 1999

The Effect Of Implementing The Cognitive Strategy Of Reciprocal Teaching To Facilitate Student Comprehension, Susan M. Hasenauer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of using a particular cognitive strategy, reciprocal teaching, to foster comprehension in comparison to direct instruction.

Twenty six above average sixth graders between the ages of eleven and twelve from an upstate urban New York school participated in this study. The study involved randomly separating the 26 students into two groups. Both groups examined the same segment of content area text, however, the material was presented differently. The control group was taught by direct instruction and the experimental group used a strategy called reciprocal teaching. A multiple choice test with a short ...


Inclusion Or Self-Contained Reading: Where Do Learning Disabled Students Learn Better?, Kristin Lynne Mcadoo Aug 1999

Inclusion Or Self-Contained Reading: Where Do Learning Disabled Students Learn Better?, Kristin Lynne Mcadoo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine in which type of classroom learning disabled students are more successful at learning to read. Some school districts believe that total inclusion is better for special education children's learning, while others believe that reading should be taught to students classified as learning disabled in self-contained classrooms.

The subjects involved in this study were twelve sixth grade learning disabled students in a rural Orleans County school district. These twelve students included all sixth grade learning disabled students enrolled in the district for the duration of the study. Six students, along with thirteen ...


First Steps Professional Development: Its Effects On Teachers’ Ability To Understand And To Implement First Steps In Their Classrooms, Amy Kleemann-Wilson Aug 1999

First Steps Professional Development: Its Effects On Teachers’ Ability To Understand And To Implement First Steps In Their Classrooms, Amy Kleemann-Wilson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to document and to determine how First Steps professional development was helpful to teachers in their understanding of First Steps. This study also examined how First Steps professional development has impacted the ability of teachers to implement First Steps in their classrooms and incorporate First Steps strategies in their teaching. Furthermore, this study provided suggestions for how to further support teachers in their understanding and ability to implement First Steps.

The subjects of this study included a variety of teachers from grade levels ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade. The subjects also included special ...


Using Writing To Connect With Our Mathematics Students, Ann Sitomer Jul 1999

Using Writing To Connect With Our Mathematics Students, Ann Sitomer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Between Childhood And Mathematics: Word Problems In Mathematical Education, André Toom Jul 1999

Between Childhood And Mathematics: Word Problems In Mathematical Education, André Toom

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Teachers' Perceptions About Staff Development Factors And Their Classroom Implementation Of Reform-Based Science Instruction, Deborah Thompson Silver Jul 1999

A Study Of Teachers' Perceptions About Staff Development Factors And Their Classroom Implementation Of Reform-Based Science Instruction, Deborah Thompson Silver

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to determine whether or not there were significant differences in implementation levels of reform-based science instructional strategies by teachers who participated in an established staff development program, Project LIFE and those who did not, and (2) to distinguish specific program factors that may have impacted the level of implementation of reform-based instructional classroom practices. The instrument used, the Survey of Reform-Based Science Teaching Strategies (SRBSTS ), was developed by the researcher and had reliability of .912 as measured by Cronbach Alpha.

An independent samples t-test analysis was used to compare the implementation levels ...


Report On The Elementary Teacher Survey Pilot Study On Behalf Of The Columbus Urban Systemic Initiative, Steven R. Rogg Jun 1999

Report On The Elementary Teacher Survey Pilot Study On Behalf Of The Columbus Urban Systemic Initiative, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This report completes the pilot study conducted by the Columbus Public Schools’ (CPS) Urban Systemic Initiative (USI)1 and the Center for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching in Mathematics Science and Technology (The Center@IMSA) of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). This initial pilot study was designed to test the Elementary Teacher Survey prepared by the USI Teacher Support Teams. A validation study, to follow in the spring, will seek evidence of program impact on teaching practices in science and mathematics classrooms. In other words, it will validate the findings of the Elementary Teacher Survey via direct ...


Instruction, Capacity, And Improvement, David K. Cohen, Deborah Loewenberb Ball Jun 1999

Instruction, Capacity, And Improvement, David K. Cohen, Deborah Loewenberb Ball

CPRE Research Reports

Since World War II, efforts to improve schools have numbered in the thousands. Most efforts have concentrated on improving the curriculum materials used in schools or on "training" teachers in new instructional methods. Many of these efforts have gone under the banner of "building instructional capacity," a term that for decades has been featured prominently in conversations about educational reform. Unfortunately, three decades of research has found that only a few interventions have had detectable effects on instruction and that, when such effects are detected, they rarely are sustained over time. A review of research and professional experience with school ...


Dishing The Personal Narrative: Its Present Classroom Ignominy, Its Classroom Potential, Anne E. Doyle Jun 1999

Dishing The Personal Narrative: Its Present Classroom Ignominy, Its Classroom Potential, Anne E. Doyle

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Instruction, Capacity, And Improvement, David K. Cohen, Deborah Loewenberg Ball Jun 1999

Instruction, Capacity, And Improvement, David K. Cohen, Deborah Loewenberg Ball

CPRE Research Reports

Since World War II, efforts to improve schools have numbered in the thousands. Most efforts have concentrated on improving the curriculum materials used in schools or on "training" teachers in new instructional methods. Many of these efforts have gone under the banner of "building instructional capacity," a term that for decades has been featured prominently in conversations about educational reform. Unfortunately, three decades of research has found that only a few interventions have had detectable effects on instruction and that, when such effects are detected, they rarely are sustained over time. A review of research and professional experience with school ...


Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme Jun 1999

Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme

Visual & Performing Arts Faculty Publications

This interdisciplinary activity combines chemistry and art through the construction and use of a pinhole camera. We focused on the chemistry of the black and white photographic process as the science component of this activity. The reactions involved are good examples of photochemistry and multiphase chemical reactions, since the light sensitive materials (silver halides) are in the form of a gelatin emulsion of microscopic crystals.


An Analysis Of Grade-Level Expenditures Of At-Risk Funding Among Districts Of Different Economic Status In The State Of Michigan, Benard A. Meyer Jun 1999

An Analysis Of Grade-Level Expenditures Of At-Risk Funding Among Districts Of Different Economic Status In The State Of Michigan, Benard A. Meyer

Dissertations

Many of the recent financial reforms failed to address the needs of at-risk children. Effective solutions to the problems of the educationally disadvantaged must include changes within the schools, how the schools are funded, and how the schools spend their funding. Michigan’s 1994 finance reform included a funded plan for “unequal treatment of unequals” directed for the support of at-risk students. This fund was called Section 31a Program for At-Risk Pupils and involved a 230 million dollar compensatory education funding allowance for students at risk of school failure. This study presented here will determine if there is a relationship ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Sex Education Classes On The Hiv/Aids-Related Attitudes And Behaviors Of Adolescent Women, Imelda Reyes-Phetteplace May 1999

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Sex Education Classes On The Hiv/Aids-Related Attitudes And Behaviors Of Adolescent Women, Imelda Reyes-Phetteplace

Honors Theses

Twenty adolescent women using services at the Kalamazoo County Family Planning Clinic were interviewed using a protocol developed by the student investigator. Their responses were analyzed for themes and patterns. The majority of the adolescents were aware of HIV/AIDS and were using condoms on a consistent basis. Using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as the theoretical framework, suggestions were made to help improve area school programs such as practicing role-play during class and offering more classes in greater detail. Many of the adolescents recommended having more classes offered in school that cover the topics of STDs and health education ...


Volume 12, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor May 1999

Volume 12, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 12, Number 02 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt May 1999

Silent And Oral Reading Comprehension Abilities Of Second Grade Students Completing The Second S.T.E.P. Program, Lockley T. Platt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study focused on the silent and oral reading abilities of second grade students completing the Second S.T.E.P. Program. There were approximately seven second-grade students that participated. All 7 of the students are presently attending an elementary school located in western New York.

The research questions concentrated on were:

1. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for unprompted memory, unprepared reading?

2. Is there a statistically significant difference between the mean score of the pretest and the mean score of the posttest for ...


A Study Of The Effect Of A Reading Comprehension Strategy On High School Students With Learning Disabilities, Jennifer Blanchard May 1999

A Study Of The Effect Of A Reading Comprehension Strategy On High School Students With Learning Disabilities, Jennifer Blanchard

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a particular text explicit comprehension strategy called, "stop and think." The strategy taught students to pause briefly while reading to note in their own words what has happened so far in the reading before they continue. This technique is intended to help students to self-monitor their own comprehension and to determine if they need to re-read. Students in a control group and an experimental group were used for the study. Both groups consisted often ninth-grade students with learning disabilities enrolled in a suburban high school.

Students in the experimental group were all participants in ...