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Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke Sep 1979

Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purposes of this study were to compare the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which the members were allowed to select their own partners with students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which partners were assigned on the basis of high-low test scores and to compare mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used audio-visual material with the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used no audio-visual material.

The population consisted of sixty-eight ninth grade boys and girls enrolled in Quantitative Physical Science classes ...


The Effectiveness Of Listening Instruction For First Grade Listening Comprehension, Patricia M. Lamonica Aug 1979

The Effectiveness Of Listening Instruction For First Grade Listening Comprehension, Patricia M. Lamonica

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Thin study investigated the effects of listening instruction as a method of improving listening comprehension skills of first grade students.

It also examined the relationship between student's listening comprehension and reading comprehension, viewing the differences between these areas when students were grouped by sex.

The subjects consisted of 16 first grade students, 7 fema1es and 9 males. To determine the listening comprehension level of each student, the Analytical Reading Inventory Form A was administered. The students then received listening instruction in both general and critical listening skills for a period of eight months. Following the instructional period, Form C ...


An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge Aug 1979

An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among self-concept, locus of control, and reading achievement. One hundred thirty-eight fourth grade students from one school in a predominantly middle-class school district took part in the investigation. The Piers-Harris Children's Self Scale and the Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children were used to assess self-concept and locus of control. Both the Primary II battery and the Intermediate battery of The Metropolitan Achievement Tests were used to measure reading achievement. Data obtained from these measuring devices were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients among the variables. Significant ...


The Effects Of Maze Training Upon Transference To Standard Cloze Performance, Linda J. Payne Aug 1979

The Effects Of Maze Training Upon Transference To Standard Cloze Performance, Linda J. Payne

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain if there would be significant positive transfer of training for students when completing standard cloze exercises after receiving instruction in multiple-choice cloze (maze) exercises. An experimental, matched control group, pretest-posttest design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 44 fifth grade students who were equated in terms of IQ scores.

The Degrees of Reading Power Exam was administered in the fall of 1978 as a pretest to all students. The students were randomly assigned Form A or Form B just prior to its administration. The experimental group was administered Form ...


The Development Of Creative Thinking And Its Relationship To Iq And Reading Achievement, Concetta G. Hicks May 1979

The Development Of Creative Thinking And Its Relationship To Iq And Reading Achievement, Concetta G. Hicks

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the creative thinking skills of fourth grade pupils could be enhanced through the use of classroom activities designed to stimulate fluency, flexibility, and originality.

The effect of an eight week treatment program was evaluated by a pretest and posttest. A correlated t test was used to test the hypothesis present in this study. The correlations between IQ and creativity, and between reading and creativity were also established.

The findings of this study indicated that the creative thinking skills of fourth grade pupils can be improved through classroom activities. Significant correlations were ...


Implementing A Personalized Approach In The Remedial Reading Program, Shirley Burton Einarsson Mar 1979

Implementing A Personalized Approach In The Remedial Reading Program, Shirley Burton Einarsson

Graduate Student Projects

A personalized reading program has been developed for a Title I remedial reading program in grades one through six. Providing an Instructional reading program that best meets the needs of each student was a major goal. The four instructional categories included were decoding skills, comprehension, vocabulary development, and dictionary and study skills. A system has been developed for recording performance in these areas, plus conferences and books read. The aim was to help each child reach his maximum learning potential.


International Perspectives On Nonformal Education, Division Of Community Education, Springfield College, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, David R. Evans, Peter Hackett, John C. Osgood, John W. Bing, David Kahler, Michael Kipkorir Koech, Frank A. Stone, Stephen S. Winter, Frances L. O'Neill, James F. Mctaggert, Donald F. Ross Jr., Bernard K. Hayford, Dorothy R. Pieniadz, Nellie B. Kanno, Sean J. O'Connor Jan 1979

International Perspectives On Nonformal Education, Division Of Community Education, Springfield College, Center For International Education School Of Education University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, David R. Evans, Peter Hackett, John C. Osgood, John W. Bing, David Kahler, Michael Kipkorir Koech, Frank A. Stone, Stephen S. Winter, Frances L. O'Neill, James F. Mctaggert, Donald F. Ross Jr., Bernard K. Hayford, Dorothy R. Pieniadz, Nellie B. Kanno, Sean J. O'Connor

Conference Proceedings & Collected Papers

The New England Regional Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society was held on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on 3 May, 1979. The conference was co-sponsored by the Division of Community Education, Springfield College, and the Center for International Education, School of Education, University of Massachusetts.

The theme of the conference was "International Perspectives on Nonformal Education." The papers delivered ranged in topics from the use of traditional art forms and poetry as a medium of nonformal education to the discussion of the philosophical foundations underlying the field. Case studies of specific nonformal education projects ...


A Survey Of Media In The Spanish Language Classroom, Joanne Chacon Jan 1979

A Survey Of Media In The Spanish Language Classroom, Joanne Chacon

Masters Theses

A status survey of media in selected high school classrooms is the focus of this study. Questionnaires were sent to Spanish teachers in Region IV of the state of Illinois.

The purpose of the study was to gather data concerning the quantity, use, and adequacy of media as well as the selecting, funding, and housing of that media. Excluded from the study were software which accompany textbooks currently in use.

Quantity of media ranged from 0 to over 20. Tapes had the highest quantity with a median of 21, a mean of 17.31, and a mode of 20. Transparencies ...


The First Years Of Life : A Comparative Analysis Of British And American Parent Education, Deborah Anne Smith Guisti, Ellen Turner Jurevic, Jane Elizabeth Mozena, David W. Pedersen Jan 1979

The First Years Of Life : A Comparative Analysis Of British And American Parent Education, Deborah Anne Smith Guisti, Ellen Turner Jurevic, Jane Elizabeth Mozena, David W. Pedersen

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of our study is to analyze a British parent education program called "The First Years of Life" and compare it with some programs and educational services of similar content in America. We hope to ascertain whether "The First Years of Life," as presented by the Open University, affords a better means of providing information than some programs now existent in the United States offering prenatal and parent education.


Group Parent Training In Oregon, John Peter Kuzma Jan 1979

Group Parent Training In Oregon, John Peter Kuzma

Dissertations and Theses

Research examining the actual practice and methods of group parent trainers has not kept pace with the great amount of literature on "how-to-parent” theory. In this study, 23 group parent trainees throughout the Willamette Valley in Oregon were interviewed to determine the characteristics of their groups in terms of numbers of parents in each group, length of groups, fees charged, teaching methods used, parenting approaches taught. Their general concerns and opinions about the parent training field were also elicited.

The support aspects of the parent groups were recognized as integral to parent training's effectiveness. The organizational structure of the ...


A Kindergarten Curriculum Guide In Environmental Education, Lynda H. Leukel Jan 1979

A Kindergarten Curriculum Guide In Environmental Education, Lynda H. Leukel

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The assumptions of this project imply that concepts concerning the relationships among living organisms can be assimilated by the child only if his experiences include exploration of his environment and the opportunity to discover these relationships himself. In order to help him progress, an interested, informed teacher who will encourage and help him is of prime importance.

Because progress needs to be started as early as possible, kindergarten age children will be the focus of this project. Here the school should use the opportunity to begin developing the environmentally aware citizen. Unfortunately, few texts and guides in environmental education have ...


The Effects Of A Behavior Modification Model On Academic Performance, Jane W. Dooley Jan 1979

The Effects Of A Behavior Modification Model On Academic Performance, Jane W. Dooley

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A study was conducted to determine the effects on the knowledge and comprehension level learning as shown by the post-test scores of thirty-one fifth grade students in one health unit after the utilization of the classroom management program “DUNCE” had been implemented for eight weeks in contrast to their knowledge and comprehension level learning in a prior health unit as show by the post-test scores before the management program was utilized. Health was identified as the subject area for study because each unit in this content area can be taught independently and is assumed to be equivalent in difficulty. Both ...


Cross-Age Tutoring, Joan P. Mcgovern Jan 1979

Cross-Age Tutoring, Joan P. Mcgovern

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As stated before, it appears that the sixth grade students at San Jose Catholic School would benefit from reading skills practice that would give them the opportunity to become more involved in the learning process. This project is designed to implement cross-age tutoring at San Jose Catholic School with an entire sixth grade class tutoring a second grade class in reading. The goal of the project is to improve the attitude toward reading of the sixth graders. Attitudes before and after tutoring will be rated on a slightly modified version of the Estes Attitude Scale. It is expected, though it ...


Longitudinal Effects Of A Self-Paced Instructional Method In An Introductory University Biology Course, Mohammad Hossain Najmaie Jan 1979

Longitudinal Effects Of A Self-Paced Instructional Method In An Introductory University Biology Course, Mohammad Hossain Najmaie

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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