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Willingness Of College Faculty To Make Accommodations For Students With Learning Disabilities, Christine Ritter Dec 1996

Willingness Of College Faculty To Make Accommodations For Students With Learning Disabilities, Christine Ritter

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

A survey questionnaire was sent to forty-nine full time faculty members in the fall of 1996. Thirty-nine {80%) faculty members at a small four year, predominantly liberal arts college in central Virginia, responded to the questionnaire. The questionnaire was concerned with providing instructional accommodations, assignment accommodations, examination accommodations, and academic policy accommodations for students who have learning disabilities. Data were analyzed using t-tests and a one way analysis of variance. The variables included were gender, professional position, interaction with students who have learning disabilities, total years teaching at the college level, and whether or not the faculty member has taken ...


Implementing Resources For Reform: One Teacher’S Experience With A Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum, Lynn Best Royer Dec 1996

Implementing Resources For Reform: One Teacher’S Experience With A Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum, Lynn Best Royer

Master's Theses

This study addresses the issue of implementation of a reform mathematics curriculum, focusing on one teacher's personal experience. Its purpose is to uncover what motivated this teacher to persist in learning new ways to teach mathematics. There is greater emphasis on discovering what discouraged this effort. Impediments to implementation are emphasized because of their potential to undermine the movement to restructure mathematics education.

This case study used common methods of qualitative data gathering and analysis. Interviews, observation, and video tapes were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed. The impediments to implementation which emerged were then compared to reports from similar reform ...


A Photographer's Guide To Legal Writing, Barbara P. Blumenfeld Dec 1996

A Photographer's Guide To Legal Writing, Barbara P. Blumenfeld

Faculty Scholarship

The author recounts a photography course that taught the three keys to an effective photograph: determining theme, focusing attention on char theme, and simplifying. This article adapts these three keys to legal writing to teach and remind writers of the necessary components of an effective legal document. This method provides a new way to look at old teachings.


The Effects Of The Use Of Retellings On The Listening Comprehension Of First Grade Students, Michelle Seider Dec 1996

The Effects Of The Use Of Retellings On The Listening Comprehension Of First Grade Students, Michelle Seider

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined the effects of direct teaching of the use of retellings on the listening comprehension of twenty-two first grade students from a public elementary school in Western New York. The examiner administered the listening comprehension portion of The Bader Reading and Language Inventory to determine the students' listening comprehension levels prior to completing the treatment. The students were also asked to do a retelling, which was recorded on audiotape, prior to the treatment.

Each student spent two months participating in the direct instruction of the use of retellings. The procedure was modeled and the students were given many ...


A Comparison Of A Literature Based Approach With A Textbook Based Approach In Secondary Social Studies, Carroll Wetherby Dec 1996

A Comparison Of A Literature Based Approach With A Textbook Based Approach In Secondary Social Studies, Carroll Wetherby

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of using a literature based approach to instruction with a traditional textbook based approach in the content area of social studies. The study was performed at the secondary level, with eleventh grade students, in a four week unit on the Civil War and period of Reconstruction in United States history.

A treatment and control group were used in a pretest – posttest design. The sample consisted of 50 students. One class (n = 26) was instructed through the use of a literature based approach. The other class (n = 24) was instructed through ...


The Triex: Explore, Extract, Explain, Sherman K. Stein Nov 1996

The Triex: Explore, Extract, Explain, Sherman K. Stein

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


On The Use Of Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teaching And Learning Mathematics, M.D. C. Mendes, M.G. V. Nunes, C. A. Andreucci Nov 1996

On The Use Of Intelligent Tutoring Systems For Teaching And Learning Mathematics, M.D. C. Mendes, M.G. V. Nunes, C. A. Andreucci

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Writing The Culture Of Computers: Students As Technology Critics In Cultural Studies Classes, Pamela Takayoshi Oct 1996

Writing The Culture Of Computers: Students As Technology Critics In Cultural Studies Classes, Pamela Takayoshi

English Publications

Suggests that the study of computers in cultural studies classes prepares students to think skeptically and critically about the value, worth, and application of computers in education and life in general. Presents writing assignments within a cultural studies course on technology.


Compulsory Education In Maine : A Brief History 1821 To 1996, Maine Department Of Education Jul 1996

Compulsory Education In Maine : A Brief History 1821 To 1996, Maine Department Of Education

Maine Collection

Compulsory Education in Maine : A Brief History 1821 to 1996

Edited from Department Documents from 1985 by Frank J. Antonucci, Jr., Consultant Truancy, Dropout, and Alternative Education. Maine Department of Education, (July 1996).

Printed under appropriation number 014-05A-7156-01


Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman Jul 1996

Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The adult remedial reader often exhibits diverse needs which are necessary to be taken into consideration amid remediation efforts. Low self-esteem, sense of failure, and dependency upon trusted teachers, family, and friends briefly describe the obstacles which the adult learner must contend with. This is a case study of a 38 year old woman attending Adult Basic Education classes in an urban community. Despite having progressed through the twelfth grade, her educational experiences were generally inconsistent and academically unsuccessful. The subject read at a second grade independent reading level and exhibited great need in phonological awareness at the initial stages ...


The Effects Of Self-Monitoring Of Task Completion Time On Assignment Completion And Accuracy, Kathryn B. Wright May 1996

The Effects Of Self-Monitoring Of Task Completion Time On Assignment Completion And Accuracy, Kathryn B. Wright

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine if productivity and accuracy would increase if subjects recorded the amount of time it took to complete assignments. Two students with learning disabilities were taught to record the times assignments were started and finished and to calculate the difference. Data were collected on the time spent on assignments, the percentage of the assignment completed, and the percentage of the assignment completed correctly. The results showed that productivity and the amount of time spent on assignments improved slightly. The accuracy of the work, however, decreased. Implications for future research are discussed.


Learning Style Adaptations And The Effect On Sight Word Recognition Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Andrea Elizabeth Wollett May 1996

Learning Style Adaptations And The Effect On Sight Word Recognition Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities, Andrea Elizabeth Wollett

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of the study was to investigate the sight word recognition of two students with learning disabilities from a private school in Virginia, after adaptations to their learning styles had been made. The experimental design used to assess the effects of learning style adaptations on sight word recognition was a multiple probe across word groups. A combination of the Dolch and Fry Sight Word Lists determined the unmastered sight words for both subjects. The Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Inventory was used to identify the subjects' preferred learning style. The results of the study indicated that when adaptations were ...


A Comparison And Contrast Of Two Middle School Classrooms With One Using Conflict Resolution And One Not Using Conflict Resolution, Kelli Ann Eich May 1996

A Comparison And Contrast Of Two Middle School Classrooms With One Using Conflict Resolution And One Not Using Conflict Resolution, Kelli Ann Eich

Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects

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Implementing Dansereau's Murder Technique To Teach Learning Disabled Students, Susan Fuller Pope May 1996

Implementing Dansereau's Murder Technique To Teach Learning Disabled Students, Susan Fuller Pope

Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects

High School learning disabled students were taught prefix and suffix meanings from an adaption of Donald Dansereau's MURDER strategy in cooperative learning groups. Two groups participated in a two week long study, with only one group using the MURDER strategy. The results were measured with post-test scores in a Pearson product moment correlation matrix and indicated that there was no correlation between using the MURDER strategy and being taught with standardized worksheets. However, students who were engaged in the MURDER technique, scored higher on their post-tests than those who did not. In addition, the students scored higher between pretests ...


Interpretations Of Progressive Education: A Comparative Study Of The Philosophies Of Education Of The Municipal Early Childhood Schools Of Reggio Emilia And The Bank Street College Of Education, Monica Della Croce May 1996

Interpretations Of Progressive Education: A Comparative Study Of The Philosophies Of Education Of The Municipal Early Childhood Schools Of Reggio Emilia And The Bank Street College Of Education, Monica Della Croce

Graduate Student Independent Studies

Compares the progressive philosophies of education of the municipal infant-toddler centers and preprimary schools of Reggio Emilia, and Bank Street College of Education and its School for Children. The histories and theoretical origins of each philosophy of education are introduced. Elaborations on the fundamental principles of each are provided, including discussions of the creation of learning environments, the perception of children's learning, the roles of teachers, and the place of the community. Throughout the text, cultural frameworks are made evident, in order to reflect on the influence that culture and history have on the ways in which progressive philosophies ...


A Study Of Why Some Learners Are More Successful Than Others At Acquiring A Second Language: The Roles Of Personality, Attitude & Motivation, Azah Yusof May 1996

A Study Of Why Some Learners Are More Successful Than Others At Acquiring A Second Language: The Roles Of Personality, Attitude & Motivation, Azah Yusof

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this thesis is to convey and to support my belief that learners' affective domain, which consist of their personalities, attitudes, and motivation are responsible for causing the variation in the levels of second language proficiency of second language learners. My concern is to point out or support others who believe that second language learners are not machines that are able and willing to be programmed; they have feelings and attitudes which in turn govern their personalities and motivation. I also believe that the main focus of second language teaching should be on the "persons" learning the language ...


Relationship Between General Education Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy And Use Of Accommodations For Students With Learning Disabilities In General Education Classrooms, Lori Andrews Jones Apr 1996

Relationship Between General Education Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy And Use Of Accommodations For Students With Learning Disabilities In General Education Classrooms, Lori Andrews Jones

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

One hundred and five middle school general education teachers of English, math, social studies, and science in Virginia were surveyed to determine if their reported levels of teaching efficacy and personal teaching efficacy were related to their use of accommodations for mainstreamed students with learning disabilities. A 32-item self-efficacy scale was used to assess subjects' levels of teaching efficacy and personal teaching efficacy. A 41-item survey was constructed to assess the extent to which subjects used accommodations for students with learning disabilities. Results showed a significant positive correlation between subjects' sense of personalteaching efficacy and their use of accommodations for ...


Homework, An Educational Instructional Technique Used In The Middle School Special Education Classroom, Charles R. Murphy Apr 1996

Homework, An Educational Instructional Technique Used In The Middle School Special Education Classroom, Charles R. Murphy

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The assignment patterns, frequency, and perceptions of homework as an educational instructional device was investigated in middle school special education classroom teachers. A general topic questionnaire was generated and administered to each of the middle school special education teachers who volunteered for this study. A population sample was used in the survey to represent, determine, and investigate the application of homework as an instructional technique. The survey also referenced specific questions on teachers' attitudes and perspectives on whether homework should be employed as a device to improve learning, comprehension, and retention of materials being presented in the classroom. The results ...


Acquisition Of Keyboarding Skill: A Single Subject Design, Stacey Wirt Apr 1996

Acquisition Of Keyboarding Skill: A Single Subject Design, Stacey Wirt

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The effectiveness of computer-assisted instruction,. mnemonics, and constant time delay procedures to teach basic keyboarding skills and letter/sound correspondence was investigated in this study. The study was done with an elementary-school child who has been described as having a mental disability and a speech language impairment.· He has been diagnosed with Robinow Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research has shown that computers are an effective method for teaching students with disabilities who have difficulties with paper-and-pencil tasks. Data were collected twice a week over a six-week period. The results indicated that mnemonics was ·effective in teaching letter/sound ...


Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider Apr 1996

Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider

Education Undergraduate Theses

People are unique in many ways, including the way they learn. Teachers who teach through modality strengths take advantage of individual learning styles to increase the rate of learning by providing information through the most effective channel for each student. The three learning modality strengths are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. These modality strengths are identified, defined, discussed and applied in this thesis project. The essence of the written portion is provided in the sections that identify, define, and discuss learning modalities including strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for incorporation into classrooms. The course outline illustrates a significant portion of the ...


The Introduction Of E-Mail And Its Effect On The Expanded Use Of Computers Among Teachers In The La Porte Schools, David M. Randall Apr 1996

The Introduction Of E-Mail And Its Effect On The Expanded Use Of Computers Among Teachers In The La Porte Schools, David M. Randall

Master's Theses

Despite a major investment in technology by the LaPorte, Indiana school district, some teachers were not using the computers installed in their buildings and classrooms. Consequently, they were not using instructional applications. This project is intended to demonstrate that where building level e-mail had been introduced, there was an increase in the number of teachers using computers and instructional applications.

Data were collected with a survey of teachers to determine the extent to which computers, computer applications, and other technology were being used in the district. Extent of use was analyzed for two groups: (1) teachers who had e-mail, and ...


Study On The Effectiveness Of A Videocassette Program Approach For Parental Involvement In An Urban School, Jose A. Mora Apr 1996

Study On The Effectiveness Of A Videocassette Program Approach For Parental Involvement In An Urban School, Jose A. Mora

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the initial effectiveness of the program, Staying Connected: Parents in Kindergarten as an additional tool to supplement the efforts of one school in Rochester, NY to promote parental involvement. The subjects were sixty-four respondents to a survey sent to all the families (137) with children in the kindergarten classes for the 1994-1995 school year. The survey was designed to obtain information on parent perceptions about the content and quality of the program as well as their receptiveness to the general idea of using videocassette technology as a tool for parental involvement. A ...


What Have We Learned From The First Year Of The National Study Of Student Learning?, Ernest T. Pascarella, Elizabeth J. Whitt, Amaury Nora, Marcia Edison, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Patrick T. Terenzini Feb 1996

What Have We Learned From The First Year Of The National Study Of Student Learning?, Ernest T. Pascarella, Elizabeth J. Whitt, Amaury Nora, Marcia Edison, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Patrick T. Terenzini

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Student affairs professionals take seriously their responsibilities for fostering learning and personal development....If learning is the primary measure of institutional productivity by which the quality of undergraduate education is determined, what and how much students learn also must be criteria by which the value of student affairs is judged. (ACPA, p.2. 1994)


Education For Self-Reliance, Responsibility And Hope, John Strassburger Jan 1996

Education For Self-Reliance, Responsibility And Hope, John Strassburger

Publications

This is the first in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Community Learning Groups: A Method In Adult Literacy For Community Participation And Learning, Sirkka Kapango Hamutenya Jan 1996

Community Learning Groups: A Method In Adult Literacy For Community Participation And Learning, Sirkka Kapango Hamutenya

Master's Capstone Projects

The study was done in the context of the Namibia National Literacy Program and was influenced by my working environment. While studying adult education, and by being exposed to a variety of philosophical views and ideas, I tried to reflect those views and ideas to the adult learner groups who graduated from the Namibia National Literacy Program as well as to those in the communities not attending any classes. The questions I had in my mind were the following: What can they do together to learn? How can they utilize their new skills to get involved in participatory community development ...


Producing Newsletters For New Literates, Mainus Sultan Jan 1996

Producing Newsletters For New Literates, Mainus Sultan

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

This manual provides detailed information on one method for creating local literacy materials. It is based on the author's experience producing newsletters and learner-generated materials in Bangladesh.

This manual is designed to help you create a newsletter with and for the new literates served by your literacy program. Step-by-step guidelines explain the process of publishing a newsletter including how to organize facilitators, learners and new literates to collect local news stories, how to edit, do a layout, and publish a local newsletter.

The manual is designed for literacy and nonformal education practitioners who want to provide graduates of their ...


Gender Perspectives In Literacy, Sushan Acharya, Joanie Cohen Jan 1996

Gender Perspectives In Literacy, Sushan Acharya, Joanie Cohen

Action-Learning Manuals for Adult Literacy

A manual which explores how gender issues affect literacy programs and women’s and girls’ education. The information is based on the author’s work with women’s groups in Nepal and Latin America.

Literacy programs designed specifically with women in mind can provide women with the guidance and support necessary to help them gain self-confidence and self-dignity. With creativity and commitment, facilitators in literacy classes can expand their program beyond basic reading and writing skills, using activities that will help both men and women improve women's status in the community, their access to community resources, and their overall ...


"From Snails To Alpha Males", A. Michael Marzolla Jan 1996

"From Snails To Alpha Males", A. Michael Marzolla

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Sacred Spaces, Jean Trounstine Jan 1996

Sacred Spaces, Jean Trounstine

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Drama in the prison classroom teaches that transgression can enhance spirituality.


Transcending Gender: Toward A New Awareness Of The Fluid Self In Writing, Jack Ramey Jan 1996

Transcending Gender: Toward A New Awareness Of The Fluid Self In Writing, Jack Ramey

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The constructs of the male and female in the gendered self are not binary opposites but interlocking halves of an inseparable whole.