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An Examination Of Relationships Of Reading And Writing Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Standardized Placement Test Scores, And Diverse Community College Students' Perceptions Of Those Relationships, Ann Woolford-Singh Apr 2004

An Examination Of Relationships Of Reading And Writing Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Standardized Placement Test Scores, And Diverse Community College Students' Perceptions Of Those Relationships, Ann Woolford-Singh

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Social cognitive theory explains the role that one's level of confidence plays in the accomplishment of a specific task. According to Bandura (1982, 1995), self-efficacy beliefs should align with performance. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among reading/writing self-efficacy beliefs and reading/writing standardized placement test scores of diverse community college freshmen. Additionally, this study sought to understand the sources of these students' reading/writing self-efficacy beliefs through the descriptions of experiences they feel have influenced those beliefs.

There were three major research questions: (1) What is the strength of the relationships among reading ...


The Effects Of An Autobiographical Dialogue Journaling Activity On Student Teachers' Levels Of Cultural Sensitivity And Reflective Skills, Wanda G. Lastrapes Apr 2004

The Effects Of An Autobiographical Dialogue Journaling Activity On Student Teachers' Levels Of Cultural Sensitivity And Reflective Skills, Wanda G. Lastrapes

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of a researcher-designed autobiographical dialogue journaling activity on student teachers' levels of cultural sensitivity and levels of reflection. Written feedback from the university supervisors and cooperating teachers was analyzed to identify differences and similarities in the structure and focus of their responses.

Data was collected from 30 student teachers assigned to urban elementary field placements following a six-week structured journaling activity. Student teachers were randomly assigned to one of three journaling conditions: autobiographical dialogue journaling with their cooperating teacher, autobiographical dialogue journaling with their university supervisor, or the traditional student ...


A Comparative Study Of American-Born Chinese And Non American-Born Chinese Students' Language Learning Motivation, Language Acquisition, And Ethnic Identity Development In Chinese Language Schools, Sarah C. Tsai Apr 2004

A Comparative Study Of American-Born Chinese And Non American-Born Chinese Students' Language Learning Motivation, Language Acquisition, And Ethnic Identity Development In Chinese Language Schools, Sarah C. Tsai

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This dissertation is a non-experimental comparative and correlational study. It compares the three variables of language learning motivation, language acquisition, and ethnic identity between American-Born Chinese (ABC) and Adopted Chinese students (Non-ABC) at Association of Chinese language schools on the East Coast of the United States. One hundred and eighty-two ABC and 70 non-ABC students enrolled in Chinese language classes in the fall semester of 2004 participated in this study. Additionally, this study identifies the teaching categories that are most commonly applied in the Chinese language school classroom.

The data were collected through a survey method. The research instruments used ...


Instructional Technology Experiences Of Student Teachers: A Case Study Of Participants In The Stat Internship Program, Lee B. Vartanian Apr 2004

Instructional Technology Experiences Of Student Teachers: A Case Study Of Participants In The Stat Internship Program, Lee B. Vartanian

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

The internship experience is an important link between preservice training and inservice teaching. The STAT Internship Program is an alternative internship program that emphasizes the use of instructional technology. A case study of seven participants in the STAT Internship Program was chosen to investigate five research questions. The research questions explored five broad areas: (1) the technology applications interns used, (2) issues that arose from their use of technology, (3) intern attitudes towards technology, (4) the influence of preservice training on intern use of technology, and (5) shared experiences with technology.

The study yielded a full description of the interns ...


Culture Of Growth: Teacher Collaboration For The Empowerment Of All Students, Kamilla Bahbahani Apr 2004

Culture Of Growth: Teacher Collaboration For The Empowerment Of All Students, Kamilla Bahbahani

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

This dissertation documents an in-depth year long qualitative case study of three elementary school teachers to address the following research question: what characterizes, and what are the major influences on, an integrated, constructivist-oriented approach to elementary math instruction? The researcher, working collaboratively with the teachers, used a combination of interviews, observations, journaling, and informal discourse to learn about what they want to do in their classes, the various pressures they feel for performance and student learning, the forces they balance in making their instructional choices, and the ways in which they make instructional choices and change their approaches over time ...


Marketing Supported Employment Programs And The Relationship To Employment Opportunities, Sara L. Mcinturff Jan 2004

Marketing Supported Employment Programs And The Relationship To Employment Opportunities, Sara L. Mcinturff

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the marketing of the Job Link Program to business members of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and its relationship to employment opportunities for adults with significant disabilities.


The Relationship Between Learner Responsibility And Performance Of Students Enrolled In Career And Technical Education Core Curriculum Courses, Linda B. Mills Jan 2004

The Relationship Between Learner Responsibility And Performance Of Students Enrolled In Career And Technical Education Core Curriculum Courses, Linda B. Mills

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this study the following hypotheses were established: 1. Students who take responsibility for their academic outcomes will out perform those students who do not in Marketing Education courses; 2. Female students will take more responsibility for their academic outcomes and will outscore males in the same Marketing Education courses.


Impact Of Kindergarten Format On First-Grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessments, Gail W. Ricks Jan 2004

Impact Of Kindergarten Format On First-Grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessments, Gail W. Ricks

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem, the following hypothesis was developed: 1. Students that attended full-day kindergarten programs will outperform those students that attend half-day kindergarten on the fall first-grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).


Awareness And Perceptions Of Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program By Lord Fairfax Community College Students, Rita Rowand Jan 2004

Awareness And Perceptions Of Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program By Lord Fairfax Community College Students, Rita Rowand

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To find answers to this problem, the following research goals were established: 1. Determine Lord Fairfax student awareness and perception of Old Dominion University's distance learning TELETECHNET system and its programs; 2. Determine student's attitudes toward distance learning for higher education degrees; 3. Present recommendations for improving Lord Fairfax Community College's staff and faculty knowledge of TELETECHNET in order to advise their students in a more comprehensive way; 4. Present recommendations to Old Dominion University Distance Learning administrators for ways of improving the overall knowledge of the Old Dominion University Distance Learning Program at community college throughout ...


The Success Rate Of Military Students In The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparation Class, Margaret A. Russo Jan 2004

The Success Rate Of Military Students In The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparation Class, Margaret A. Russo

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To determine the solution to this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. Military students who had taken the two week, 54-hour ASVAB Preparation Class had a better rate of success than those who exceeded the two week 54-hour class and finished using the self-paced format.


The Effectiveness Of The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control Course For Inclusion Into The Navy-Wide Work Control Refresher Course, Russell E. Shiplet Jan 2004

The Effectiveness Of The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control Course For Inclusion Into The Navy-Wide Work Control Refresher Course, Russell E. Shiplet

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the overall effectiveness of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control course for use in creating a Work Control Refresher course for the U.S. Navy.


The Satisfaction Of Federal Government Workers, Union And Non-Union, With The Effectiveness Of Their Representation On Job Security Issues, Anthony W. Sommerville Jan 2004

The Satisfaction Of Federal Government Workers, Union And Non-Union, With The Effectiveness Of Their Representation On Job Security Issues, Anthony W. Sommerville

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1) How do union and non-union members feel the union supports improving working conditions, seeking economic security for its members and promotes dignity and respect in the workforce? 2) How do union workers at Langley feel about the effectiveness of their representation on job security issues? 3) What is the prevalent reason why government employees at Langley choose not to join the union? Be default, the union continues to represent them on job security issues?


Implementation Of Standards Of Technological Literacy, Scott A. Sonier Jan 2004

Implementation Of Standards Of Technological Literacy, Scott A. Sonier

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This descriptive research was driven by the following questions: 1) What is the level of overall implementation of the Standards for Technological Literacy? 2) What is the level of implementation for each of the Standards for Technological Literacy? 3) In what time frame do respondents expect their programs will have the Standards of Technological Literacy fully implemented? 4) Is there formal assessment supporting the Standards for Technological Literacy?


A Study To Determine If The Center For Workforce Development Provides Adequate And Affordable Training Programs For Employers In Lee, Wise, And Scott Counties And The City Of Norton, Mitzi M. Williams Jan 2004

A Study To Determine If The Center For Workforce Development Provides Adequate And Affordable Training Programs For Employers In Lee, Wise, And Scott Counties And The City Of Norton, Mitzi M. Williams

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem, the following research questions were established: 1. Does the Center for Workforce Development provide adequate training for the existing workforce? 2. Does the Center for Workforce Development provide affordable training for the existing workforce? Does the employer provide tuition reimbursement for job related training? 3. What areas of training are the most difficult to procure? Why?


Motivators For Enrolling Children In Preschool And Child Care Programs: A Difference Between Latino And Non-Latino Parents, Barbara Andre Jan 2004

Motivators For Enrolling Children In Preschool And Child Care Programs: A Difference Between Latino And Non-Latino Parents, Barbara Andre

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Is there a difference in the reasons why parents enroll children in daycare and preschool programs between Latino and non-Latino parents? 2. Is program cost a primary factor for both groups of parents? 3. Do both groups put equal emphasis on the development of social skills as a reason for enrollment? 4. Do both groups use friends and relatives for childcare more than they use daycare and preschool programs? 5. Is there a difference in value placed upon educating children at an early age between Latino and non-Latino ...


The Curriculum Content Of Master's Level Fashion Merchandising Programs Throughout The United States, Christine Aulicino Jan 2004

The Curriculum Content Of Master's Level Fashion Merchandising Programs Throughout The United States, Christine Aulicino

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were established to answer this problem: 1. Identify the schools offering master's degrees in fashion merchandising; 2. Identify the courses offered within master's programs at the different schools; 3. Identify the requirements needed for students to graduate from schools with fashion merchandising master's programs; 4. Determine the mission of graduate programs in fashion merchandising; 5. Determine specific courses needed to be offered by Old Dominion University in order to produce a respected graduate fashion merchandising program.


Social Interaction And Reading Achievement Among Children In Poverty, Kendra M. Boykin Jan 2004

Social Interaction And Reading Achievement Among Children In Poverty, Kendra M. Boykin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the reading achievement of children in a Title I school between children with high social interaction and those with low social interaction after school.


A Relationship Between The Number Of Nontraditional Students Attending Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus And The Unemployment Rate, Dennis Bryant Jan 2004

A Relationship Between The Number Of Nontraditional Students Attending Athens Technical College, Elbert County Campus And The Unemployment Rate, Dennis Bryant

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study will answer three important questions: 1. Why are nontraditional students returning to school? 2. How long is the length of time between when the student last attended school and when they returned to school? 3. Do the nontraditional students' plans include attending another college or university after they leave ATCE?


The Effects Of Reading Readiness And Student Achievement In The Primary Grades Through The Use Of Phonemic Awareness, Curtis A. S. Campbell Jan 2004

The Effects Of Reading Readiness And Student Achievement In The Primary Grades Through The Use Of Phonemic Awareness, Curtis A. S. Campbell

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of the study was to determine the effects that reading readiness, such as phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge, concept of word, and letter-sound knowledge, and the relationship it has on student achievement on the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) Test on a kindergarten class at Deep Creek Central Elementary School in Chesapeake.


Ability To Cope With The Increased Costs Of Complying With The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002, Debra B. Cline Jan 2004

Ability To Cope With The Increased Costs Of Complying With The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002, Debra B. Cline

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact on small businesses and the ability to cope with the increased costs of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


The Types Of Computer Technology Skills Needed By Graduates Of The Information Systems Technology Program, Thomas Czerwinski Jan 2004

The Types Of Computer Technology Skills Needed By Graduates Of The Information Systems Technology Program, Thomas Czerwinski

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide the solution to this problem, the following research goals were established: 1. The researcher will identify computer skills required of entry-level technicians at Canon I.T.S.; 2. The researcher will identify the types of computer technology courses offered in the IST program at Paul D. Camp Community College; 3. The researcher will align the Canon competency needs with Paul D. Camp Community College Information Systems Technology courses.


The Equipment Needs Of The Standards For Technological Literacy, Julian B. Duffey Jan 2004

The Equipment Needs Of The Standards For Technological Literacy, Julian B. Duffey

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

These goals were analyzed to produce a standard equipment list for CATTS to recommend for implementation in participating states. It sought to: 1. Determine the equipment needs for elementary education programs implementing the Standards for Technological Literacy; 2. Determine the equipment needs for middle school education programs implementing the Standards for Technological Literacy; 3. Determine the equipment needs for high school education programs implementing the Standard for Technological Literacy.


The Relationship Of High School Mathematics Standard Test Scores And Illustration And Design Technology Courses, Richard R. Dyer Jan 2004

The Relationship Of High School Mathematics Standard Test Scores And Illustration And Design Technology Courses, Richard R. Dyer

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide the solution of this problem, the following hypotheses were developed: 1. Students who have taken illustration and design technology courses test better on their mathematics SOL tests than students that did not take technology courses; 2. Students who have not passed the mathematics SOL tests will do better on their retake examinations if they take an illustration and design course.


Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson Jan 2004

Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. There will be no significant difference in the GPAs of online and on-campus students in the same Business and Technology courses at Olympic College.


Does Excessive Absence From Class Lead To Lower Levels Of Academic Achievement, Janet L. Faison Jan 2004

Does Excessive Absence From Class Lead To Lower Levels Of Academic Achievement, Janet L. Faison

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Based on this problem, the following hypothesis has been proposed: 1. Students who have higher records of absenteeism (absent four times or more during a given semester) will have lower academic achievement levels (GPA) while attending community college.


Performance Comparison Of Trade Readjustment Act And Traditional Students Of Wytheville Community College, Jeffrey B. Fields Jan 2004

Performance Comparison Of Trade Readjustment Act And Traditional Students Of Wytheville Community College, Jeffrey B. Fields

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine how Trade Readjustment Act (TRA) students' academic performance of grade point average compared to traditional students in academic programs at Wytheville Community College. To solve this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. Trade Readjustment Act students earned higher grade point averages than traditional students at Wytheville Community College.


The Effectiveness Of The Freshman Academy At Oscar Smith High School In Chesapeake, Virginia, Maurice Frazier Jan 2004

The Effectiveness Of The Freshman Academy At Oscar Smith High School In Chesapeake, Virginia, Maurice Frazier

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to the reduction of negative behavior incidents by students? 2. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to higher overall class GPA? 3. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to an increase in overall school attendance? 4. Does the completion of the Freshman Academy contribute to an increase in the student's involvement in extra-curricular activities?


Determination Of Why Students Enrolled In Bluefield Regional Medical Center School Of Medical Technology Cannot Receive Government Financial Assistance, James E. Gibberson Jan 2004

Determination Of Why Students Enrolled In Bluefield Regional Medical Center School Of Medical Technology Cannot Receive Government Financial Assistance, James E. Gibberson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals established to guide this study were as follows: 1. Determine why students cannot receive government financial assistance while performing their clinical training at Bluefield Regional Medical Center Laboratory; 2. Determine other means in which students may obtain financial assistance in order to pay for their clinical education at Bluefield Regional Medical Center; 3. Determine how can the institutions, Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield State College and Bluefield College, work together to form a system of financial assistance for students if government financial assistance is not available.


Determining If Students At Northumberland High School Who Choose Ged Or Other Alternative Programs Are Successfully Prepared For Employment, Sandra Green Jan 2004

Determining If Students At Northumberland High School Who Choose Ged Or Other Alternative Programs Are Successfully Prepared For Employment, Sandra Green

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were established to guide this research: 1. Identify reasons students choose other programs to regular high school education; 2. Investigate programs that are available for students as alternatives to high school graduation; 3. Determine if assistance is being offered within the high school before students dropout of school; 4. Assess if students are properly prepared for work opportunities through investigating alternative education programs.


The Relationship Between Pals Scores And Classroom Performance, Robin Jordan Jan 2004

The Relationship Between Pals Scores And Classroom Performance, Robin Jordan

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this problem, the following hypotheses were established: 1. Students who earn a superior score on the PALS test will perform better on phonics assessments; 2. A majority of students who receive a failing grade on phonics assessments will meet or exceed the PALS benchmark score.