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An Urban Education Study: Implementing Problem-Solving Strategies In Mathematics As A Function Of Teacher's Learning Styles, Mary Lou Meinhold Fogarty Oct 1994

An Urban Education Study: Implementing Problem-Solving Strategies In Mathematics As A Function Of Teacher's Learning Styles, Mary Lou Meinhold Fogarty

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This qualitative research was designed to ascertain the impact of teachers' learning styles on an active teaching program. Using grounded theory procedures, the researcher explored the second-year implementation of Moretti and associates' Problem Solver Program by 67 second- through fifth-grade teachers in order to gain information on the major research question: How effective are teachers with different learning styles in implementing problem-solving strategies in mathematics that require an active teaching style? Three Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) instruments were used in this study. Two quantitative instruments were used: The Stages of Concern (CBAM) to determine the degree of program implementation ...


The Effect Of Same-Sex Grouping Versus Mixed-Sex Grouping On Mathematics Achievement And Attitudes Of Academically Gifted Fourth And Fifth Grade Females In The Urban Classroom, Martha J. Tompkins Jul 1994

The Effect Of Same-Sex Grouping Versus Mixed-Sex Grouping On Mathematics Achievement And Attitudes Of Academically Gifted Fourth And Fifth Grade Females In The Urban Classroom, Martha J. Tompkins

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

Reports of the neglect of gifted students in America's schools and the inadequate mathematics involvement of females have made educators aware of a crisis in public education. Attitudes and opportunities are believed to be major influences in helping females become more involved with mathematics courses and careers. The research project examined the effect of same-sex groups versus mixed-sex groups on mathematics attitudes and achievement in fourth and fifth grade females in a mathematically gifted pilot program at a magnet center. The experimental study was analyzed with Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Regression Analysis, Post-Hoc tests ...


The Effects Of Athletic Participation On Self-Concept, Daily School Attendance, And Grade Point Average Of Female Seventh-Grade Students In Urban Schools, David L. Olah Jul 1994

The Effects Of Athletic Participation On Self-Concept, Daily School Attendance, And Grade Point Average Of Female Seventh-Grade Students In Urban Schools, David L. Olah

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This study examined the effects of athletic participation on self-concept, daily school attendance, and grade point average on 503 seventh grade students in urban middle schools. A 2 x 3 factorial MANOVA analyzed self-concept data to determine differences in self-concept associated with the levels of athletic participation with that of pre- and post-treatment test periods. Tukey's post hoc tests were incorporated when a significant F ratio was demonstrated (p< 0.05). Significant differences were noted in four areas of self-concept as defined by Piers-Harris (1984): (1) intellectual and school status (Tukey, p< 0.05), (2) physical appearance and attributes (Tukey, p< 0.05), (3) anxiety (Tukey, p< 0.05), and (4) popularity (Tukey, p< 0.05). No significant differences were noted in three areas of self-concept: (1) behavior, (2) happiness and satisfaction, and (3) self-concept total.

A 3 x 3 factorial ANOVA demonstrated statistical differences in daily school attendance between female students participating in interscholastic athletics with female students not participating in interscholastic athletics. Daily school ...


The Routinization Of Innovations In An Urban School System, Thomas Mcanulty Apr 1994

The Routinization Of Innovations In An Urban School System, Thomas Mcanulty

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Management

The purpose of this study is to identify conditions which make the success of innovations in public education more likely, thus helping administrators make better use of scarce resources. Nine innovations in Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia were examined. These included an automated student information system, electronic mail, an alternative school for pregnant teens, and a special education parent center.

A multiple case study methodology was employed in conducting this research. Data was gathered from interviews conducted with administrators, practitioners and other key actors involved with each innovation. Additionally, site visits were made for each case, relevant documentation examined, and ...


The Contribution Of Selected Cognitive And Noncognitive Variables To The Academic Success Of Medical Technology Students, Mildred Keels Fuller Apr 1994

The Contribution Of Selected Cognitive And Noncognitive Variables To The Academic Success Of Medical Technology Students, Mildred Keels Fuller

Health Services Research Dissertations

The research problem for this study assessed the relationship of cognitive and noncognitive variables to the academic success of African-American versus Caucasian medical technology students attending traditionally black institutions versus majority institutions. Academic success was defined as cumulative grade point average, cumulative clinical practica grades, and graduation status. The cognitive variable was the preclinical cumulative grade point average, and the noncognitive variables were the noncognitive subscale scores.

Seventy-five senior medical technology students provided demographic data, and completed the Noncognitive Questionnaire (Tracey & Sedlacek, 1984) that assessed eight noncognitive dimensions: positive self-concept; realistic self-appraisal: understands and deals with racism; prefers long-range goals to short-term or immediate needs; availability of strong support ...


The Effect Of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Education Program On Knowledge, Attitudes And Sexual Behavior Of Selected College Students, Arlene Jaine Jackson Montgomery Apr 1994

The Effect Of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Education Program On Knowledge, Attitudes And Sexual Behavior Of Selected College Students, Arlene Jaine Jackson Montgomery

Health Services Research Dissertations

The problem studied in this investigation was whether a behaviorally focused Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Program affects the knowledge, sexual attitudes and sexual behavior of college students.

Three hundred and six first-and third-year college students were included in the study from one university located in Southeastern Virginia. The sample was predominately female, African-American and mainly between the ages of 16-22 years of age.

Freshmen students were presently enrolled in the institution's HIV/AIDS education program, which was a part of a required course. The class sessions consisted of a pretest prior to student's ...


Building A Consensus For The Development Of National Standards In History, Mary Vassilikou Bicouvaris Apr 1994

Building A Consensus For The Development Of National Standards In History, Mary Vassilikou Bicouvaris

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This research project examines the process used by the National History Standards Project to build consensus for the development of national standards for teaching history in America's schools.

Since the publication of A Nation At Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform by the National Commission of Excellence in Education in 1983, the American educational community has been in the grips of a reform movement. The aim of this movement is to examine where we have been and where we are going as a nation and to redefine what we believe in and what we believe is important to teach ...


The Impact Of Educational Interventions On Organizational Culture At An Urban Federal Agency, Janet Myrick Mckenzie Apr 1994

The Impact Of Educational Interventions On Organizational Culture At An Urban Federal Agency, Janet Myrick Mckenzie

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Organizational culture in traditional terms, encompasses the beliefs, mores, customs, behavioral norms and ways of doing business. The theoretical research and studies conducted by practitioners and scholars such as Max Weber, Mary Parker Follett, Frederick Taylor, Chester Barnard, Elton Mayo, Rensis Likert and Edgar Schein contribute much to the intellectual framework for studying today's complex and ever changing organizations.

This study on the "Impact of Educational Interventions on Organizational Culture" is an evaluation of a major educational initiative undertaken by an urban federal agency, namely the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley Research Center (NASA-LARC). The design of ...


The Effects Of An Urban Middle School Dropout Prevention Program On The Academic Achievement, Attendance, Attitudes, And Conflict Resolution Skills Of At-Risk Student, Patricia Hawkins Fisher Apr 1994

The Effects Of An Urban Middle School Dropout Prevention Program On The Academic Achievement, Attendance, Attitudes, And Conflict Resolution Skills Of At-Risk Student, Patricia Hawkins Fisher

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an urban middle school dropout prevention program on the academic achievement, attendance, attitudes toward self and school, and conflict resolution skills of potential dropout candidates. The study compared the differences in grade point averages and Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores, percentages of absences, self concept and motivation towards school scores, and the percentage of suspensions of subjects in three middle schools in Portsmouth, Virginia. A review of literature revealed that traditional dropout prevention efforts have addressed the dropout dilemma with varying degrees of success. More recent dropout initiatives ...


Specialized Accreditation And Academic Libraries, Stuart L. Frazer Mar 1994

Specialized Accreditation And Academic Libraries, Stuart L. Frazer

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

Discussion of academic libraries and the accrediting process focuses on an evaluation and comparison of library guidelines from 17 specialized accrediting bodies with guidelines from regional accreditors. Input versus output measures are discussed, and suggestions for improving the library's participation in the process are offered.


A Study To Determine The Percentage Of Old Dominion University Technology Education Graduates Who Are Still Involved In The Education Field, William L. Lucas Jr. Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Percentage Of Old Dominion University Technology Education Graduates Who Are Still Involved In The Education Field, William L. Lucas Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this study the following questions were posed: 1. What are the reasons that technology education teachers remain in the teaching field? 2. What are the reasons that technology education teachers leave the teaching field? 3. What career paths are former technology education teachers pursuing? 4. What improvements can be made to retain Old Dominion University technology education students in the education field?


A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Establishing A Dual Marketing/Business Education Teacher Certification Curriculum In Virginia Colleges And Universities, Joy D. Lalonde Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Feasibility Of Establishing A Dual Marketing/Business Education Teacher Certification Curriculum In Virginia Colleges And Universities, Joy D. Lalonde

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following questions were established to guide this research: What should the requirements for teacher certification in marketing education be? What should the requirements for teacher certification in business education be? Can the two certification requirements be combined into one teacher education program?


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Students Who Excel In Mathematics And Students Who Excel In Technology Education, Kevin L. Pace Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Students Who Excel In Mathematics And Students Who Excel In Technology Education, Kevin L. Pace

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study was used to gain information about the success of high school students in mathematics and technology. The goals established for this research are: 1. Students who excel in mathematics courses will also excel when studying technology education.


A Study To Compare The Effectiveness Of Using Learning-Centered Instruction And Information-Centered Instruction, Stacy R. Page Jan 1994

A Study To Compare The Effectiveness Of Using Learning-Centered Instruction And Information-Centered Instruction, Stacy R. Page

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The hypothesis governing this research project was that adult learners who receive learner-centered instruction using role plays and job aids will learn better than adult learners who receive information-centered instruction.


A Study To Determine African-American Phds' Perspective On Factors Affecting Academic Achievement: Selected Case Studies, Faye Brock Wade Jan 1994

A Study To Determine African-American Phds' Perspective On Factors Affecting Academic Achievement: Selected Case Studies, Faye Brock Wade

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer the research problem the following questions were considered: 1. What are some of the intellectual, social, economic and family background characteristics of African-American PhD s? 2. What factors influenced their decision to attain an advanced degree? 3. What factors do they identify as positive contributors to their educational and professional development?


A Study To Determine Issues And Concerns Of Implementing The Tech Prep Concept Into Marketing Education Programs In Tidewater, Virginia High Schools, Colleen E. Smith Jan 1994

A Study To Determine Issues And Concerns Of Implementing The Tech Prep Concept Into Marketing Education Programs In Tidewater, Virginia High Schools, Colleen E. Smith

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives have been established to answer the problem: 1) identify which high schools in Tidewater, Virginia have Tech Prep marketing education programs; 2) determine reasons why high schools in Tidewater, Virginia have or have not developed Tech Prep programs; 3) determine financial resources received by Tidewater, Virginia schools to investigate the development of Tech Prep programs.


A Study To Determine The Effects Of An Interactive Audio/Video Classroom On Retention Test Performance, Timothy R. Barry Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Effects Of An Interactive Audio/Video Classroom On Retention Test Performance, Timothy R. Barry

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this study were established to determine: 1. If traditional lecture was replaced by a computer driven interactive AV teaching format in a technical training environment, would "retention test" scores improve? 2. Will retention test scores improve after only one week-long class using an interactive AV classroom?


Female Enrollment In Technology Education In Virginia During The 1993/1994 School Year, J. Scott Christman Jan 1994

Female Enrollment In Technology Education In Virginia During The 1993/1994 School Year, J. Scott Christman

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of the study was to determine if a significant difference exists between male and female enrollment in the approved technology education courses offered as electives in Virginia for the 1993/1994 school year.


A Study Comparing The Design And Engineering Problem-Solving Abilities Of Students That Have Received Varying Amounts Of Prior Mathematical Instruction, Eric M. Fischer Jan 1994

A Study Comparing The Design And Engineering Problem-Solving Abilities Of Students That Have Received Varying Amounts Of Prior Mathematical Instruction, Eric M. Fischer

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to compare the problem solving abilities of students in grades nine through twelve that have completed either one, two, or three, thirty-six week courses in the subject area of mathematics in order to determine how much mathematical instruction is necessary as a prerequisite to the successful completion of instructional activities integral to the contemporary high school technology education curricula.


A Study To Determine The Educational And Employment Status Of Deep Creek High School Marketing Education Graduates, Donald B. Gresham Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Educational And Employment Status Of Deep Creek High School Marketing Education Graduates, Donald B. Gresham

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were established to guide the research: 1. Determine the educational status of the program graduates; 2. Determine the employment status of the program graduates; 3. Determine if the Marketing Education program graduates are currently using most of the skills they learned while enrolled in the Marketing Education program.


A Study To Determine The Number Of Graduates Of The Technology Education Program At Old Dominion University That Have Incorporated The Revised Technology Education Materials And Concepts Into Their Public School Teaching, Michael V. Hall Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Number Of Graduates Of The Technology Education Program At Old Dominion University That Have Incorporated The Revised Technology Education Materials And Concepts Into Their Public School Teaching, Michael V. Hall

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals of this study were to determine: 1. What percentage of technology teachers in the Tidewater area believe the revised technology curriculum is a valuable tool in teaching technology education? 2. What percentages of middle school technology teachers in the Tidewater area have incorporated the revised Virginia approved Technology Curriculum? 3. What percentages of high schools technology teachers in the Tidewater area have incorporated the new Virginia approved Technology Curriculum? 4. To what extent were the 1990-1992 program completers of Old Dominion University's Technology Education program satisfied with the current direction of their teacher preparation program?


A Study To Determine The Major Influences On Elite Athletes Development, Kelli James Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Major Influences On Elite Athletes Development, Kelli James

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer this problem the following objectives were established: 1. To determine the influence that the athlete's home environment had on their athletic development; 2. To determine the influence their coaches had on their athletic development; 3. To determine the influence their athletic environment had on their commitment to excel at the international level.


A Study To Determine The Number Of Students Continuing In A Hotel Career After Completing A Vocational Education Course In Hotel Operations, Jill Anders Johnson Jan 1994

A Study To Determine The Number Of Students Continuing In A Hotel Career After Completing A Vocational Education Course In Hotel Operations, Jill Anders Johnson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were used to direct this study: 1. Determine if students who completed the hotel/motel operations course continued in the hotel industry; 2. Determine if students who completed the hotel/motel operations course continued to further their education in the hospitality industry; 3. Determine if the hotel/motel operations class is a valuable course to the Virginia Beach community under the philosophy of outcome-based education.


A Study To Assess Attitudes And Self-Efficacy Of Multi-Skilled Healthcare Employees Toward Computers, Cynthia Marie Kratzke Jan 1994

A Study To Assess Attitudes And Self-Efficacy Of Multi-Skilled Healthcare Employees Toward Computers, Cynthia Marie Kratzke

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this research were: 1. to determine the attitudes of the multi-skilled health care employees using computers; 2. to determine self-efficacy of the multi-skilled health care employees toward their feelings of competence in their performance of computer skills.


A Study Of Individuals Living In A Residential Environment Having Difficulty Following Their Bedtime Protocol, Lynelle M. Lockett Jan 1994

A Study Of Individuals Living In A Residential Environment Having Difficulty Following Their Bedtime Protocol, Lynelle M. Lockett

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were established to guide the research; 1. How often do residents follow their bedtime protocol? 2. Why do residents undergo seclusions or restraints around bedtime? 3. How many seclusions or restraints are occurring around bedtime?


The Considerations For Planning Marketing Education Courses In Virginia, Stephanie Gilmore Jan 1994

The Considerations For Planning Marketing Education Courses In Virginia, Stephanie Gilmore

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following questions need to be answered in order to solve the research problem: 1. Should business and marketing teachers collaborate to design an entrepreneurship course? 2. Should entrepreneurship be taught as a separate course in the marketing department? 3. Should Principles of Marketing be offered as a year-long course instead of a semester course? 4. Should students studying under the cooperative method of instruction complete basic employability skills?


A Study Of Technology Teacher Education Graduate Programs And Their Philosophical Focus, Frederick Simpson Gard Jan 1994

A Study Of Technology Teacher Education Graduate Programs And Their Philosophical Focus, Frederick Simpson Gard

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the philosophical focus and program emphasis of graduate programs in technology teacher education at NCATE approved institutions. The purpose of this study was: 1) To identify the philosophical focus of technology teacher education graduate programs at institutions approved by NCATE; 2) to determine the program emphasis at different institutions approved by NCATE for a graduate technology teacher education program.


Resources For Professional/Staff Development, Dennis E. Gregory Jan 1994

Resources For Professional/Staff Development, Dennis E. Gregory

Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications

Institutional staff development offerings vary greatly in content, quality, and direction. This article offers mechanisms which may be used to assist planners by showing how professional associations and CAS standards material may be used as parts of these programs. The article also describes several institutional staff development programs.


Advising From A Constructive Developmental Perspective, Garrett J. Mcauliffe, Roger F. Strand Jan 1994

Advising From A Constructive Developmental Perspective, Garrett J. Mcauliffe, Roger F. Strand

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Advisors can enhance development by, first, identifying student's meaning-making assumptions and, second, challenging those assumptions while offering support as students struggle to increase the complexity of meaning making. Constructive developmental theory is offered as a useful framework from which to encourage greater student ownership of the educational planning process. Methods of assessing and enhancing development are suggested. Two cases that depict advising from the constructive developmental perspective are offered.


A Study To Determine Whether Oral Delivery Style, In Presenting Poetry To Students, Significantly Effects The Level Of Responsiveness To The Poetry, William H. Goff Ii Jan 1994

A Study To Determine Whether Oral Delivery Style, In Presenting Poetry To Students, Significantly Effects The Level Of Responsiveness To The Poetry, William H. Goff Ii

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Studies

Concerns about the lack of intrinsic motivation among students has been associated with behaviorism's emphasis on extrinsic rewards and with a general societal trend toward materialism. Teachers frequently comment that many students seem to have little interest in learning. This research examined one factor in student motivation, lesson delivery style.

Four 7th grade classes, two different classes from two different schools, were used, resulting in 69 subjects. Poetry was read to classes with either an aesthetic or a bland delivery style. The behavioral response of the students was noted as to whether or not they were indicative of physiological ...