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Changing Roles Of Title I Reading Teachers In Light Of New Provisions And Teamteaching Model, Abha Gupta, Eileen S. Oboler Sep 2001

Changing Roles Of Title I Reading Teachers In Light Of New Provisions And Teamteaching Model, Abha Gupta, Eileen S. Oboler

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

We present the important and very complicated roles of the Title I Reading teacher in light of a new instructional paradigm: teamteaching. Following the 1994 reauthorization of Title I, Reading teachers often find themselves in multiple professional roles (Improving America's Schools Act, 1994). Based on observational data collected in our research on elementary school communities, five major categories of professional roles emerged (Oboler, 1993; Gupta and Oboler, 1998). We interpret Reading teachers' roles with respect to the new provisions found in the Interim Report, 1996, issued by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov/pubs/NatAssess ...


Alternative Methods Used By States To License Technology Education Teachers To Fill Shortages Of Teachers At The Secondary School Level, Percy M. Gregory Aug 2001

Alternative Methods Used By States To License Technology Education Teachers To Fill Shortages Of Teachers At The Secondary School Level, Percy M. Gregory

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

With the purpose of determining if alternative methods are used by states to license technology education teachers, this study was developed with three goals in mind. They were: Which states were using alternative methods to prepare licensed technology education teachers? What alternative methods were used by states to license technology education teachers? Were the alternative methods used judged adequate in preparing teachers for the classroom?


The Effects Of The Help One Student To Succeed (Hosts) Program On The Reading Achievement Of At-Risk 4th And 5th Grade Elementary Students, Kelvin L. Bradley Apr 2001

The Effects Of The Help One Student To Succeed (Hosts) Program On The Reading Achievement Of At-Risk 4th And 5th Grade Elementary Students, Kelvin L. Bradley

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This study investigated the effects of the Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) tutoring program on the reading achievement of at-risk 4th and 5th grade elementary students, as measured by the Texas Assessment of Academic Skill (TAAS). Seventy-eight 4th and 5th grade at-risk students from four Title I elementary schools in the Plano Independent School District participated in the study. Thirty-nine of these students were enrolled in the HOSTS program and were matched to a comparison group of students according to ethnicity, age, gender, grade, free or reduced lunch, bilingual and English as a Second language ...


A History Of Public Radio In An Urban Community: Its Impact Upon Education, Culture, Public Opinion And Policy, Barry K. Graham Apr 2001

A History Of Public Radio In An Urban Community: Its Impact Upon Education, Culture, Public Opinion And Policy, Barry K. Graham

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

In a relatively short history, Public Radio in Hampton Roads has emerged as a most important cultural and educational asset to the urban community. The dynamic growth of the Hampton Roads urban infrastructure is the result of several political, economic, and cultural factors. Public Radio has been one of these factors and has served as a catalyst for change and growth in the community. This case study focuses upon Public Radio stations WHRO-FM and WHRV-FM and the elements which brought about their historical development.

The study presents a history of events that marked the beginning of Public Radio in Hampton ...


The Relationship Between Brain Dominance And Career Interests, Damon Cary Jan 2001

The Relationship Between Brain Dominance And Career Interests, Damon Cary

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between brain dominance and career selection being guided by financial expectations or career interests.


The Effects Upon Naval Technical Manual Management With Use Of The Naval Logistics Library, Anna Lee Dobrowolski Jan 2001

The Effects Upon Naval Technical Manual Management With Use Of The Naval Logistics Library, Anna Lee Dobrowolski

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the accuracy and accessibility of Naval Technical Manual management records archived with use of the Naval Logistics Library as compared to records archived through paper-based communications and data input at the Naval Inventory Control Point/Naval Supply Systems Command.


A Study Of The In-Service Needs For The In-School Suspension Coordinators In The Middle Schools Of The City Of Virginia Beach, Glenn W. Forsythe Jan 2001

A Study Of The In-Service Needs For The In-School Suspension Coordinators In The Middle Schools Of The City Of Virginia Beach, Glenn W. Forsythe

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals presented give specific meaning and direction to the problem under study. The data collected in this study will provide answers to these research goals: 1. Is there a need for in-service education for ISS Coordinators? 2. Who should arrange in-service education for ISS Coordinators? 3. What part should the ISS Coordinators play in the planning of an in-service program? 4. What should the topics for in-service be?


Developing, Marketing And Evaluating Web-Based Library And Information Skills Tutorials At Old Dominion University, Cynthia Wright Swaine Jan 2001

Developing, Marketing And Evaluating Web-Based Library And Information Skills Tutorials At Old Dominion University, Cynthia Wright Swaine

Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications

Confronted with an expanding distance learning program, a growing set of student expectations, and recent changes in general education requirements, the Library Instruction Team at Old Dominion University is addressing the related needs for new approaches to library instruction by creating a series of web-based tutorials.Confronted with an expanding distance learning program, a growing set of student expectations, and recent changes in general education requirements, the Library Instruction Team at Old Dominion University is addressing the related needs for new approaches to library instruction by creating a series of web-based tutorials.


Prototype Development For A Leak-Preventive Toilet Flush System- An Met Senior Design (Capstone) Project, Cheng Y. Lin Jan 2001

Prototype Development For A Leak-Preventive Toilet Flush System- An Met Senior Design (Capstone) Project, Cheng Y. Lin

Engineering Technology Faculty Publications

A senior design (Capstone) project for three mechanical engineering technology students at Old Dominion University is described. A prototype design is presented to perform the functional test of a leak-preventive toilet system. There are two major leaks in the toilet water tank. In the first case, leaking occurs when the seal in the water tank becomes aged. The leak is very easy to detect visually, since the outside of the tank and the floor becomes wet. In the second case, leak occurs when the flapper valve can't complete shut off the water, due to corrosion or damage of the ...


India: Training Teachers For Children With Mental Retardation, Sharon A. Raver Jan 2001

India: Training Teachers For Children With Mental Retardation, Sharon A. Raver

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

India is a country of contradictions. On one hand, India is a modern country moving toward becoming a world leader in computer technology and boasts the second most computer literate population in the world (Babington, 2000; Kumar, 1999). On the other hand, India is a developing nation with 14 constitutionally recognized languages, 25% of the world's malnourished (Babington, 2000), and a majority that practices customs in everyday life that are 5,000 year old (Kumar, 1999). India is rich in natural resources and yet, because its population grows as quickly as its economy, it has one of the world ...


Putting Quality Functional Assessment Into Practice In Schools: A Research Agenda On Behalf Of E/Bd Students, Mary M. Quinn, Robert A. Gable, Jim Fox, Robert B. Rutheford Jr., Richard Van Acker, Maureen Conroy Jan 2001

Putting Quality Functional Assessment Into Practice In Schools: A Research Agenda On Behalf Of E/Bd Students, Mary M. Quinn, Robert A. Gable, Jim Fox, Robert B. Rutheford Jr., Richard Van Acker, Maureen Conroy

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

The discipline provisions of the IDEA place emphasis on gaining an understanding of why the student is motivated to engage in problem behavior and to consider, when appropriate, positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports to address the behavior. These legislative mandates bring center stage a range of new duties and responsibilities for the IEP team. This article discusses the problems that school divisions across the country are encountering when implementing these requirements and recommends a course of research to address these issues.


Maintaining The Integrity Of Fba-Based Interventions In Schools, Robert A. Gable, Jo M. Hendrickson, Richard Van Acker Jan 2001

Maintaining The Integrity Of Fba-Based Interventions In Schools, Robert A. Gable, Jo M. Hendrickson, Richard Van Acker

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

The best interventions and best laid plans are brought into jeopardy when they are implemented inappropriately or of insufficient duration. Six factors that affect fidelity of treatment in relationship to functional behavioral assessment (FBA) are discussed: a) understanding the function of and the contextual valuables that support target behavior, b) adult knowledge of effective interventions, c) adult acceptance of the intervention, d) selection of suitable replacement behavior, e) selection of the standard to judge behavior change, and f) utilization of procedures to enhance integrity of implementation. Examples and suggestions for improving treatment fidelity in schools are offered.


Global Engineering In An Interconnected World: An Upper Division General Education Cluster At Old Dominion University, Sushil Chaturvedi, Gary Crossman, William Swart, Joseph Betit Jan 2001

Global Engineering In An Interconnected World: An Upper Division General Education Cluster At Old Dominion University, Sushil Chaturvedi, Gary Crossman, William Swart, Joseph Betit

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

The “Global Engineering in an Interconnected World” cluster of courses fosters among students an awareness and understanding of global technology, quality assurance standards, and differences in cultural, communication, and business practices and their impact on a global work environment. This cluster will prepare the growing numbers of students who will accept employment with global firms or find themselves part of a merger or strategic alliance involving multinational corporations. This newly approved cluster of five courses described in the paper has been approved by the University for satisfying University upper-division general education requirements. As a consequence, students choosing this route to ...


Learning Style And Laboratory Preference: A Study Of Middle School Technology Education Teachers In Virginia, Philip A. Reed Jan 2001

Learning Style And Laboratory Preference: A Study Of Middle School Technology Education Teachers In Virginia, Philip A. Reed

STEMPS Faculty Publications

Laboratory instruction has long been a cornerstone of technology education pedagogy. The French realized the potential for technical laboratory instruction within general education in 1865 (Bennett, 1926). By the 1880s, the United States also realized the benefits of the technical laboratory for general education (Anderson, 1926). Despite these early roots and the continued practice of utilizing laboratory instruction within technology education, there is little research to support this teaching method. McCrory (1987) noted that there were no studies on laboratories (excluding machine safety) or new technology education equipment during the period 1980-1986. Laboratory studies during the period 1987-1993 concentrated on ...


A Study To Determine Effective Recruitment Techniques For The Drafting And Design Program At Danville Community College, Robert Huffman Jan 2001

A Study To Determine Effective Recruitment Techniques For The Drafting And Design Program At Danville Community College, Robert Huffman

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Questions used to guide this study included: 1. What factors in the recruitment process were the most significant in helping students select the drafting and design curriculum at Danville Community College? 2. What methods of recruitment did students feel had the least influence in their decision to enroll?


A Study To Determine If There Was A Relationship Between The Brain Dominace And Grade Point Averages Of Students At Deep Creek High School, Donald M. Hurwitz Jan 2001

A Study To Determine If There Was A Relationship Between The Brain Dominace And Grade Point Averages Of Students At Deep Creek High School, Donald M. Hurwitz

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following hypothesis was drafted to measure the affects of brain dominance: Students with left-brain dominance will have higher cumulative grade point averages than students with right-brain dominance.+D105D86:D119D86:D133D87D86:D91D86:D141D87D86:D91D86:D142D86:D141D86:D140D86:D139D86:D138D86:D139D86:D140D86:D141D86:D142D86:D143D86:D141


A Study To Determine The Characteristics For Inclusion In The Faculty Recruitment Process At The Appalachian School Of Law, Veronica Keene Jan 2001

A Study To Determine The Characteristics For Inclusion In The Faculty Recruitment Process At The Appalachian School Of Law, Veronica Keene

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goal of this project will be to: 1. Review the solicited method; 2. Review the unsolicited method; 3. Determine what are the best criteria for faculty; 4. Submit a recommendation to the Faculty Recruitment Committee to include in their faculty recruitment process.


A Study To Determine Whether Age Is A Factor In The Apprehension Of Students To Use Computers At Southwest Virginia Community College, Delilah T. Long Jan 2001

A Study To Determine Whether Age Is A Factor In The Apprehension Of Students To Use Computers At Southwest Virginia Community College, Delilah T. Long

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were identified to guide this research: 1. Identify whether students have access to computers outside the college; 2. Identify whether students have access to the internet outside the college; 3. Identify whether students' age increase their apprehension to use computers to support their coursework; 4. Identify whether courses surveyed required computer knowledge and skills.


A Study To Determine The Opinions Of Information Technology Professionals Related To The Value Of "Soft Skills" In Technical Work Environments, Jan Walker Jan 2001

A Study To Determine The Opinions Of Information Technology Professionals Related To The Value Of "Soft Skills" In Technical Work Environments, Jan Walker

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to answer the following questions: 1. Do information technology professionals consider "soft skills" vital to their ability to perform successfully in their careers? 2. How important do soft skills rate today as compared to five years ago in the workplace? 3. What types of soft skills do information technology professionals need to develop to enhance their careers?


A Study To Determine What Factors Influence Students To Enroll At Mountain Empire Community College, Joseph Lincoln Young Jan 2001

A Study To Determine What Factors Influence Students To Enroll At Mountain Empire Community College, Joseph Lincoln Young

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The specific research goals designed to answer this problem included: 1. Identify why traditional students enroll at Mountain Empire Community College; 2. Identify why nontraditional students enroll at Mountain Empire Community College; 3. Identify why students transfer to Mountain Empire Community College after attending another college; 4. Make recommendations on advertising the attributes of an education from Mountain Empire Community College.


Employer Views Of The Work Ethics Of Employment Plus Students, R. John Barbarise Jan 2001

Employer Views Of The Work Ethics Of Employment Plus Students, R. John Barbarise

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide the solution to this problem, the following goals have been established: 1.What are employer's views of Employment Plus student's work ethics? 2. What changes are recommended for he Employment Plus curriculum at Deep Creek High School to better address the work ethics expected by employers?


A Study To Determine Whether Residential Or Non-Residential Students At Blue Ridge Job Corps Were More Likely To Complete The Job Corps Program, Jenny Buchanan Jan 2001

A Study To Determine Whether Residential Or Non-Residential Students At Blue Ridge Job Corps Were More Likely To Complete The Job Corps Program, Jenny Buchanan

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were designed to guide this study: 1. Determine the number of non-residential and residential students that were enrolled in Blue Ridge Job Corps in 1998 and 1999; 2. Determine the number of non-residential and residential students that completed the Job Corps program in 1998 and 1999; 3. Determine the number of non-residential and residential students that were placed in jobs, school or the military after graduating from the program.


A Study To Compare The Supervisor's Perception Of Their Supervisory Skills At Friendship Manor Nursing Home After Participating In A Supervisory Skills Training Program To Those Of The Supervisors At Guggenheimer Nursing Home Who Have Not Participated In The Supervisory Skills Training Program, Kay S. Davis Jan 2001

A Study To Compare The Supervisor's Perception Of Their Supervisory Skills At Friendship Manor Nursing Home After Participating In A Supervisory Skills Training Program To Those Of The Supervisors At Guggenheimer Nursing Home Who Have Not Participated In The Supervisory Skills Training Program, Kay S. Davis

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were designed to guide this study: 1. Determine the supervisor's perception of their role as a supervisor; 2. Determine the supervisor's perception of their ability to effectively communicate with their employees


A Study To Determine The Differences Between On-Campus Degree Seeking Students And Teletechnet Degree Seeking Students In Academic Performance, Tiffany K. Doxsee Jan 2001

A Study To Determine The Differences Between On-Campus Degree Seeking Students And Teletechnet Degree Seeking Students In Academic Performance, Tiffany K. Doxsee

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To find the solution to this problem, the following hypothesis was established: There will be no difference in academic success between on-campus degree seeking students and TELETECHNET distance learning degree seeking students in the undergraduate Occupational and Technical Studies program at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia.


Adult Education Teacher Empowerment And The Likelihood Of Education System Reform, Susan Flowers Jan 2001

Adult Education Teacher Empowerment And The Likelihood Of Education System Reform, Susan Flowers

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between adult educators who identify themselves as being empowered within their teaching environment and adult educators who are in favor of using the National Institute for Literacy's Equipped for the Future Content Standards: What Adults Need to Know in the 21st Century.


The Success Of Students In Keyboarding Class Using Grade Point Average As A Predictor, Theresa James Jan 2001

The Success Of Students In Keyboarding Class Using Grade Point Average As A Predictor, Theresa James

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer this problem the following hypothesis was established: There is a direct correlation between students' GPA and keyboarding success.


A Follow-Up Study Of Marketing Education Graduates From Old Dominion University 1994 To 2000, Sharon E. Joyner Jan 2001

A Follow-Up Study Of Marketing Education Graduates From Old Dominion University 1994 To 2000, Sharon E. Joyner

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Through this follow-up study, data were accumulated toward fulfilling the following objectives: 1. What was the current employment status of the Marketing Education completers? 2. What types of employment had been held by the Marketing Education completers since they finished the program? 3. What was the overall satisfaction of the Marketing Education completers?


The Relationship Between The Virginia Deca State Leadership Conference And The Learning Goals Established By The Virginia Deca Board Of Trustees, Michael F. Kosloski Jr. Jan 2001

The Relationship Between The Virginia Deca State Leadership Conference And The Learning Goals Established By The Virginia Deca Board Of Trustees, Michael F. Kosloski Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Upon completion of the research, the following are questions that are to be answered: 1. Did students who prepared to participate in SLC learn more marketing principles than students that did not prepare to participate? 2. Did SLC preparation and participation reinforce and enhance lessons learned in the classroom? 3. Did SLC preparation and participation support, reinforce, or enhance the Marketing Education curriculum?


The Effectiveness Of Web Support To Increase Student's Performance In Advertising And Promotion, Jennifer D. Lanz Jan 2001

The Effectiveness Of Web Support To Increase Student's Performance In Advertising And Promotion, Jennifer D. Lanz

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following hypothesis was used in this study: 1. Students who have access to web support study materials will outperform students academically in Advertising and Promotion at Old Dominion University than students who did not have access to web support materials.


A Study To The Career Aspirations Of Eighth Grade Students, Kelley O'Brien Jan 2001

A Study To The Career Aspirations Of Eighth Grade Students, Kelley O'Brien

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following questions guided this study: 1. Are students with parents that attended college more inclined to go to college after high school? 2. Did students that attended a low socio-economic school have lower career aspirations? 3. Did activities at the schools encourage the pursuit of careers requiring college education? 4. Did the level of education of the parent correspond with the student's career aspirations?