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Meeting The Professional Development Needs Of Early Childhood Teachers With Child Development Associate Training, Mary J. Heisner May 2008

Meeting The Professional Development Needs Of Early Childhood Teachers With Child Development Associate Training, Mary J. Heisner

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

This study examined the impact of Child Development Associate (CDA) training on the beliefs and self-reported practices of early childhood teachers (N = 126) using a pre-post mixed-methods research design. Preschool teachers who were enrolled in CDA classes (n=76) and a comparison group of teachers (n = 50) completed two surveys of beliefs and self-reported practices: the Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey: 3- to 5-Year-Olds (TBPS) (Burts, Buchanan, & Benedict, 2001) and the Early Childhood Survey of Beliefs and Practices (ECSBP) (Marcon, 1988, 1999). Repeated measures Multiple Analyses of Variance indicated teachers who had completed CDA training became significantly more developmentally appropriate ...


All “Homework” And No Play…, Shamsah Raheem Dhanani Mar 2008

All “Homework” And No Play…, Shamsah Raheem Dhanani

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

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A Cognitive Model Of Algebra Achievement Among Undergraduate College Students, Tammy Daun Tolar Feb 2008

A Cognitive Model Of Algebra Achievement Among Undergraduate College Students, Tammy Daun Tolar

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Algebra has been called a gatekeeper because proficiency in algebra allows access to educational and economic opportunities. Many students struggle with algebra because it is cognitively demanding. There is little empirical evidence concerning which cognitive factors influence algebra achievement. The purpose of this study was to test a cognitive model of algebra achievement among undergraduate college students. Algebra achievement was defined as the ability to manipulate algebraic expressions which is a substantial part of many algebra curriculums. The model included cognitive factors that past research has shown relate to overall math achievement. Other goals were to compare a cognitive model ...


Motivating Students: Identifying And Motivating Reluctant Learners To Reach Their Academic Potential, Kim Yeager Feb 2008

Motivating Students: Identifying And Motivating Reluctant Learners To Reach Their Academic Potential, Kim Yeager

All Graduate Projects

Motivation plays an important role in determining how well a child will perform in school (Philips & Lindsay, 2006). Regardless of how intelligent or capable a student may be if the student is not motivated to do well then their academic performance will be less than it could have been with some motivation. Teachers need to understand why some students are motivated to try hard in school and why some students are not. This understanding will lead teachers to understand why their students are not reaching their academic potential. The purpose of this project was to design a guide that helps ...


A New Approach To Flood Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty Jan 2008

A New Approach To Flood Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Standards For Educational, Edutainment, And Developmentally Beneficial Computer Games, R. Peterson, I. Verenikina, J. Herrington Jan 2008

Standards For Educational, Edutainment, And Developmentally Beneficial Computer Games, R. Peterson, I. Verenikina, J. Herrington

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The results of a comprehensive review of the body of research concerning the developmental and educational value of computer gaming for children is reported. Based on the review, design criteria are proposed for educational and edutainment computer games. In addition, a hierarchy of educational, edutainment, and entertainment game categories is introduced. It is argued that a standard educational labeling system is needed to assist parents and teachers with selecting computer games. A gap in the research is highlighted with regard to the affordances of computer games to facilitate the development of young children’s higher order thinking. It is recommended ...


The Influence Of Teachers Caring Behavior On High School Students Behavior And Grades, Richard M. Miller Jan 2008

The Influence Of Teachers Caring Behavior On High School Students Behavior And Grades, Richard M. Miller

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Effects Of Extrinsic Rewards On Student Achievement In Grades Three Through Six In The Coshocton City Schools, Wade E. Lucas Jan 2008

The Effects Of Extrinsic Rewards On Student Achievement In Grades Three Through Six In The Coshocton City Schools, Wade E. Lucas

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty Dec 2007

A New Approach To Community Flood Education, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Building Community Resilience To Floods: The Role Of Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty Dec 2007

Building Community Resilience To Floods: The Role Of Education (Booklet), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.