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What Is The Relative Influence Of Teacher Educational Attainment On Student Njask-4 Scores?, Arnoit P. Michel Jan 2004

What Is The Relative Influence Of Teacher Educational Attainment On Student Njask-4 Scores?, Arnoit P. Michel

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Impact Of Direct Reading Instruction For Middle School Students At Newfield Middle School, Newfield, New York, Robert R. Ike Jan 2004

The Impact Of Direct Reading Instruction For Middle School Students At Newfield Middle School, Newfield, New York, Robert R. Ike

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Study Of The Perceived Relationship Between Mentoring And Job Satisfaction Among Selected New Teachers In Independent Schools, Randy Kleinman Jan 2004

A Study Of The Perceived Relationship Between Mentoring And Job Satisfaction Among Selected New Teachers In Independent Schools, Randy Kleinman

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Weather And Climate, Rob Snyder Jan 2004

Weather And Climate, Rob Snyder

Science and Engineering Saturday Seminars

No abstract provided.


Organization Leads To Self-Confidence And A Wonderful Retirement, Dorothy Jean Oliver-Scott Jan 2004

Organization Leads To Self-Confidence And A Wonderful Retirement, Dorothy Jean Oliver-Scott

Theses Digitization Project

The significance of the project was to answer the call of California schools in their plight to stop attrition and retain teachers. This project alone or in conjunction with other programs offered by schools/school districts gives them another tool to reach their goal of 100% teacher retention. It is the belief of this project that the problems with retention could be diminished if not eliminated, by giving beginning teachers a handbook.


Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne Jan 2004

Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne

Theses Digitization Project

This project examined the need for continuing education for teachers, particularly in the area of technology integration. It includes an exploration of the interdependence of technology and pedagogy. It developed an on-line extended community of practice to support professional educators attempting to implement Inspiration®, a commercial software application. The project presents a research-based justification for employing cognitive mapping strategies in a wide variety of pedagogical contexts, provides a dynamic list of examples demonstrating concrete applications which are connected to content and technology standards, and examines current design features for websites.


Dialogic Education In Spain: Some Initial Words, Marta Soler-Gallart Jan 2004

Dialogic Education In Spain: Some Initial Words, Marta Soler-Gallart

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

In April 2003 three educational conferences were organized simultaneously in three different Spanish cities ­ Barcelona, Zaragoza and Vitoria ­ under the title "Learning Communities: Quality Education for All". These conferences meant the celebration of the success and consolidation of an educational project that has been taking place in Spain since the beginning of the nineties and that each year continues to expand throughout the country. All the schools that function as Learning Communities have a feature in common: they are based on dialogic learning and they are oriented towards achieving school success for all children. Both Gordon Wells and Marta Soler-Gallart ...


Construyendo Un Sueño: Comunidades De Aprendizaje En El País Vasco, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega Jan 2004

Construyendo Un Sueño: Comunidades De Aprendizaje En El País Vasco, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Todas las personas que formamos parte del proyecto de Comunidades de aprendizaje compartimos un mismo sueño, una misma utopía: que todos los niños y niñas, independientemente de su situación social, de su cultura, de sus características personales lleguen a desarrollar al máximo sus capacidades y gocen de los mismos derechos y oportunidades reales en la sociedad actual. Es un sueño de igualdad que incluye la diferencia. Pensamos que "otra educación es posible" y para ello es necesario que más personas se adhieran a esta utopía, algo que ya está sucediendo en Euskadi donde cada vez más escuelas inician el proceso ...


Building A Dream: Learning Communities In The Basque Country, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega Jan 2004

Building A Dream: Learning Communities In The Basque Country, Mª Luisa Jaussi, Carmen Vega

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

All of us that make up the Learning Communities project share the same dream, the same utopia: that all children regardless of their social situation, their culture, their personal characteristicsare able to develop, to a maximum, their abilities and enjoy the same rights and real opportunities in today's society. It is a dream of equality that includes difference. We think that "another education is possible" and for this, it is necessary that more people join this utopia, as is already happening in the Basque Country, where increasingly more schools are starting the transformation process. The dream is one of ...


Dialogic Learning In Interactive Groups, M. Josepa Adell Nolla, Carlos Herrero, Belinda Siles Jan 2004

Dialogic Learning In Interactive Groups, M. Josepa Adell Nolla, Carlos Herrero, Belinda Siles

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This jointly written article is the attempt to share with other teachers, teacher trainers, other professionals and participants in the field of education, our experiences with interactive groups. It brings new meaning to our work to see children infused with hope, enthusiasm and purpose in the classroom since we have begun this egalitarian educational practice. The joy and fulfilment we are seeing and experiencing is contagious. We feel that to bring to light innovations that are working in the classroom and school is fundamental for all of us in our profession as we take on the responsibility, along with parents ...


The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace Jan 2004

The Influence Of Teacher Preparation Programs On Student Achievement And The Use Of Nctm Standards And Principles In Middle School And High School Algebra I Classrooms, Denelle L. Wallace

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

The impact of traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs on student achievement and the instructional delivery methods used in middle school and high school Algebra I classrooms was explored through a mixed method comparative design. The data analysis revealed that alternative teacher preparation programs are a viable avenue to explore in meeting the needs of public schools for providing qualified teachers in mathematics classrooms at the middle school and high school levels. Data from the standardized state test and district level quarterly assessments revealed no significant differences between groups on half of the achievement measures, but there was a significant ...


Education Chronicle Issue 1 Number 3, Touro College School Of Education And Psychology - Graduate Division Jan 2004

Education Chronicle Issue 1 Number 3, Touro College School Of Education And Psychology - Graduate Division

Yearbooks and Newsletters

"An informational publication of the School of Education and Psychology - Graduate Division"


Meeting The Iste Challenge In The Field: An Overview Of The First Six Distinguished Achievement Award Winning Programs, Terri Teal Bucci, Anthony Petrosino, Randy Bell, Susan Cherup, Ann Cunningham, Sandi Cohen, Gail Dickinson, Jeremy Ervin, Mark J. Hofer, Keith Wetzel Jan 2004

Meeting The Iste Challenge In The Field: An Overview Of The First Six Distinguished Achievement Award Winning Programs, Terri Teal Bucci, Anthony Petrosino, Randy Bell, Susan Cherup, Ann Cunningham, Sandi Cohen, Gail Dickinson, Jeremy Ervin, Mark J. Hofer, Keith Wetzel

Articles

The 2002 National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Distinguished Achievement Awards, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), were awarded to six teacher education programs across the United States. The awards recognize institutions that exemplify successful integration of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS[solid dot]T) into teacher education programs. Institutions across the country completed an extensive application process to be selected one of the first six recipients of the ISTE Distinguished Achievement award. This process included online documentation that demonstrated the program's implementation of the NETS[solid dot]T models and practices. This ...


A Study Of Resource Expenditures And Allocation At Deep Colleges And Universities: Is Spending Related To Student Engagement?, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Kevin Saunders, John H. Schuh, Mack Shelly Jan 2004

A Study Of Resource Expenditures And Allocation At Deep Colleges And Universities: Is Spending Related To Student Engagement?, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Kevin Saunders, John H. Schuh, Mack Shelly

Education Publications

Institutions were selected for the Documenting Effective Educational Practices (DEEP) study because they have higher than expected graduation rates and scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). These institutions have been characterized in a number of ways, but, most important, it was presumed that faculty, students, administrators, and others engaged in a variety of institutional activities and practices that advanced learning.


Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck Jan 2004

Successful Online Course Retention At Marylhurst University Constructing A Model For Online Course Retention Using Grounded Theory, Vincent Schreck

Dissertations and Theses

Over the past 6 years, the course retention rate for Marylhurst University's (MU) online courses was 91%, which is within four percentage points of its on-campus course retention rate (Schreck, 2002). This appears to contradict a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that stated, "Although there is significant variation among institutions with some reporting course-completion rates of more than 80% and others finding that fewer than 50% of distance-education students finish their courses, several administrators concur that course-completion rates are often 10-20 percentage points higher in traditional courses than in distance offerings" (Carr, 2000). Recent studies (Beatty-Gunter ...


Enhancing Science Literacy Through Implementation Of Writing-To-Learn Strategies: Exploratory Studies In High School Biology , Liesl Marie Hohenshell Jan 2004

Enhancing Science Literacy Through Implementation Of Writing-To-Learn Strategies: Exploratory Studies In High School Biology , Liesl Marie Hohenshell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Some evidence of benefits from writing-to-learn techniques exists; however, more research is needed describing the instructional context used to support learning through writing and the quality of learning that results from particular tasks. This dissertation includes three papers, building on past research linking inquiry, social negotiation, and writing strategies to enhance scientific literacy skills of high school biology students. The interactive constructivist position informed the pedagogical approach for two empirical, classroom-based studies utilizing mixed methods to identify quantitative differences in learning outcomes and students' perceptions of writing tasks. The first paper reports students with planned writing activities communicated biotechnology content ...


An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub Jan 2004

An Alumni Benchmark Analysis Of The Master Of Agriculture Program In Professional Agriculture At Iowa State University (1979-2004) , Mohamed Mamdouh Yacoub

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study assessed students' perceptions about the Master of Agriculture in professional agriculture (ProAg) program that is offered off-campus. It also provides information regarding the number of graduate students who enrolled in this program and are now working in agriculture related occupations. Alumni of the program provided feedback regarding the content of the ProAg program in agriculture. It serves as an analysis tool for assessing the effectiveness of the ProAg program in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The College of Agriculture could use the data and information collected from this study for future program planning as well ...


Preservice Teachers' Perceptions Of Students With Disabilities, Linda Sue Impecoven-Lind Jan 2004

Preservice Teachers' Perceptions Of Students With Disabilities, Linda Sue Impecoven-Lind

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the perceptions preservice teachers have of students with disabilities from both a quantitative and theoretical level. Specific research goals were to determine whether: (1) preservice teachers in different education majors had different perceptions of students with disabilities; preservice teachers' placement within the teacher education program impacted his/her perceptions of students with disabilities; (2) the number of field experiences taken impacted preservice teachers' perceptions of students with disabilities; (3) which demographic factors were associated with preservice teachers' perceptions of students with disabilities; and what factors impacted participant's current perceptions of students/individuals with disabilities.;Based on ...


Student Self-Esteem And The Looking-Glass Self: Perceptions Of Emotional Support, Role Models, And Academic Success On A Community College Campus , Robert Lee Mcnair Jan 2004

Student Self-Esteem And The Looking-Glass Self: Perceptions Of Emotional Support, Role Models, And Academic Success On A Community College Campus , Robert Lee Mcnair

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A survey of 261 students at Des Moines Area Community College-Boone Campus was conducted to examine self-esteem in relation to perceptions of role models, emotional support, academic adjustment, and academic success. Symbolic interactionism and the looking-glass self formed the conceptual basis of the research. Factor and Cronbach's alpha analyses tended to confirm internal validity and reliability of the constructs, respectively.;Hypothesis testing revealed some significant (p ≤ .05) relationships. Pearson's product moment correlation linked student self-esteem and social perceptions. Self-esteem was higher when the students: had a support person, saw the support person or role model as similar to ...


Degree Attainment Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Students: Structural Equation Modeling Test Of An Elaborated Theory Of Socialization , Kevin Patrick Saunders Jan 2004

Degree Attainment Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Students: Structural Equation Modeling Test Of An Elaborated Theory Of Socialization , Kevin Patrick Saunders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this inquiry was to develop an understanding of how socialization, economic, and interactionalist factors affect baccalaureate degree attainment of low-socioeconomic status (SES) students. The data were drawn from the 1996 Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) Longitudinal Study, which is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, and represented students who began postsecondary studies during the 1995--96 academic year at any postsecondary institution. A subset of low-SES students (n = 437) was selected from the 8,934 respondents to the three rounds of the longitudinal study. The low-SES students were selected based upon their classification as moderately or ...


Distance Education From The Inside Out: Experiences Grounded In The Real World Contexts Of Participants , Sherry June Washburn Jan 2004

Distance Education From The Inside Out: Experiences Grounded In The Real World Contexts Of Participants , Sherry June Washburn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In order to understand the distance education learning experience of those individual and collective participants (remote site students, origination site students, and faculty), using Bronfenbrenner's human bioecological theory as a base, I sought answers to the question "What impact does a distance learning environment have on both students and faculty?" Methods I used to gather data included small group interviews and individual in-depth interviews with both students and faculty. The data I received was anecdotal, personal experience data from the participants. I analyzed the data using qualitative methods, specifically Tesch's Steps for Developing an Organizing System for Unstructured ...


Residential Learning Community Peer Mentors: A Qualitative Study Of Role Construction/Enactment And Learning Outcomes , Maryanne Benjamin Jan 2004

Residential Learning Community Peer Mentors: A Qualitative Study Of Role Construction/Enactment And Learning Outcomes , Maryanne Benjamin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study explored residential learning community peer mentor role construction/enactment and the learning outcomes that resulted from their participation in this role. Nineteen residential learning community peer mentors participated in focus groups and discussed their experiences as peer mentors. Three categories of mentors were explored: solo mentors (mentors in programs with only one live-in mentor), paired mentors (mentors in programs with two live-in mentors, typically living on different floors), and grouped mentors (mentors in programs with three or more live-in mentors, living on different floors). Using social learning theory (Bandura, 1977) and student involvement theory (Astin, 1984) as theoretical ...


Windows To The World, Amy A. Wilson Jan 2004

Windows To The World, Amy A. Wilson

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Using an Around the World unit to introduce students to over 30 nations, Wilson proposes "trail mix" over "melting pot" as a metaphor for multiculturalism. Students kept a travel journal as they explored different cultures, and a schoolwide celebration of diversity included trying out the dress, music, and language of each


The Effects Of The Teacher's Use Of Guided Inquiry In The Fifth Grade Classroom, Deborah Strickland Spiess Jan 2004

The Effects Of The Teacher's Use Of Guided Inquiry In The Fifth Grade Classroom, Deborah Strickland Spiess

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED THE EFFECTS OF THE TEACHER'S USE OF GUIDED INQUIRY IN A FIFTH GRADE SCIENCE CLASSROOM. INQUIRY IS SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL(2000), AND INDICATES THAT ALL STUDENTS SHOULD DEVELOP THE ABILITIES NECESSARY TO DO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND DEVELOP UNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY (P.21). THIS STUDY WAS A QUALITATIVE ACTION RESEARCH DESIGN, FOCUSING ON SEVENTEEN STUDENTS AND THEIR RESPONSES TO A GUIDED INQUIRY METHOD OF SCIENCE INSTRUCTION ON MATTER, ENERGY AND MOTION, AND EARTH AND SPACE. AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE AND STUDENTS' ATTITUDES ABOUT SCIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM WAS CONDUCTED ABOUT EACH UNIT ...


Connecticut Blueprint For A Nclb “Housse” In Educational Technology, Antoinette P. Bruciati Jan 2004

Connecticut Blueprint For A Nclb “Housse” In Educational Technology, Antoinette P. Bruciati

Education Faculty Publications

According to the United States Department of Education, teacher quality is one of the most critical aspects of the teaching and learning process. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has required that state agencies assume the responsibility for increasing student achievement and ensuring teacher quality by the end of the 2005-2006 school year. The NCLB outlines minimum qualifications that are needed by teachers who work on any facet of classroom instruction and authorizes state administrators to establish the criteria through which an experienced teacher will meet the subject matter competencies in a specific content area. This paper ...


Perceptions Of A Chilly Climate: Differences In Traditional And Non-Traditional Majors For Women, Ladonna K. Morris Jan 2004

Perceptions Of A Chilly Climate: Differences In Traditional And Non-Traditional Majors For Women, Ladonna K. Morris

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to examine how perceptions of a chilly climate differ between students in traditionally female-dominated majors versus traditionally male-dominated majors, and how these perceptions relate to students' intentions to persist or pursue higher education in their chosen field. Participants were 403 students attending a community college in the southern United States, including students majoring in information technology (IT), engineering, education, and nursing. Participants completed the 28-item Perceived Chilly Climate Scale (PCCS) and other informational items.

The primary research question asked: To what extent can scores on the five subscales of the PCCS be explained ...


Grant Proposal Narrative, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman, Farshid Hajir Jan 2004

Grant Proposal Narrative, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman, Farshid Hajir

STEM Bridge for Noyce Scholars

No abstract provided.


Non-Native English Speakers And Their Experience In College: A Study Based On Interview Conducted With International Students At The University Of Massachusetts In Amherst, Amadou Kamara Jan 2004

Non-Native English Speakers And Their Experience In College: A Study Based On Interview Conducted With International Students At The University Of Massachusetts In Amherst, Amadou Kamara

Master's Capstone Projects

This study explores the experiences of international students within their learning environment and the community at large from the vintage point of being second, third, or fourth language speakers of English. Six undergraduate participants ( three male and three female) were selected from five disciplines and·one undeclared major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A phenomenological interviewing process was used to explore the experiences of the non-native English speakers. Three sixty-minute interviews were conducted with each of the participants and later transcribed. The study explores the educational and social experiences of the participants in college, and also their experiences of ...


Annual Report: October 2003 - September 2004, Care International Jan 2004

Annual Report: October 2003 - September 2004, Care International

Sudan Basic Education Program (SBEP)

No abstract provided.


Integrating Multicultural Literature And The Arts Across The Curriculum, Phyllis Mae Davis Dragun Jan 2004

Integrating Multicultural Literature And The Arts Across The Curriculum, Phyllis Mae Davis Dragun

Senior Honors Theses & Projects

With the current emphasis on improving reading and comprehension in the school system, many teachers find it difficult to meet this challenge to providing increased reading time for students and still maintain the required classroom instruction in other areas of curriculum. Additionally, present teacher education classes stress the importance of recognizing the diversity in our classroom, school, community, and the world. The use of multicultural literature to create lessons across the curriculum is a good way to address literacy and diversity concerns. While we do live in a diverse world, I feel that one group of cultures that has been ...