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The Government's Efforts To Improve Reading Of Young Children, Lea Lee, Abha Gupta Jun 2003

The Government's Efforts To Improve Reading Of Young Children, Lea Lee, Abha Gupta

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

Reviews four major federal initiatives to improve early reading and literacy programs in the U.S.: Title One Reading program, the Reading Excellence Act, Even Start Family Literacy Program, and the Leave No Child Behind Act. Concludes that these expensive reading programs have not been very successful.


Problem-Based Learning: Implications For The Allied Dental Sciences Program At Jordan University Of Science And Technology, Zain A. Malkawi May 2003

Problem-Based Learning: Implications For The Allied Dental Sciences Program At Jordan University Of Science And Technology, Zain A. Malkawi

Dental Hygiene Master's Papers and Projects

The purpose of this paper is to review the problem-based learning literature and recommend changes to the Allied Dental Sciences curriculum at Jordan University of Science and Technology so that problem-based learning can be incorporated into the curriculum. Characteristics of problem-based learning include students' active participation in learning, and interpersonal skills development through discussion, social interaction, collaborative teams or tutorial groups. Problem-based education encourages students to develop communication and critical thinking competencies, enhance self-directedness and ownership of their own learning, and improve, students' knowledge, and independence. For example, two courses in the current Al lied Dental Sciences curriculum, Dental Radiology ...


Competency-Based Education: Implications For Curricular Development Of The Allied Dental Science Program At The Jordan University Of Science And Technology, Suhair Ref' At Obeidat May 2003

Competency-Based Education: Implications For Curricular Development Of The Allied Dental Science Program At The Jordan University Of Science And Technology, Suhair Ref' At Obeidat

Dental Hygiene Master's Papers and Projects

Preface:

The content of this document represents a review of the best practices and principles in competency-based dental and allied dental education. This information is offered in the spirit of collegiality with the intent of improving the allied dental education in general and the dental hygiene education in particular in Jordan. Recommendations presented should serve as a basis for discussion and decision-making by all involved in the Allied Dental Science Program education and administration at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, including the Dean of the Applied Medical Sciences Department and the Allied Dental Science Program Director and Faculty.


Determining The Validity Of A New Cycle Ergometer Protocol For Estimating Vo(2)Max, James Allen Parrott Apr 2003

Determining The Validity Of A New Cycle Ergometer Protocol For Estimating Vo(2)Max, James Allen Parrott

Human Movement Sciences Theses & Dissertations

The current American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) submaximal cycle ergometer protocol has been evaluated by several researchers for its validity in estimating maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max). It has been found that the ACSM protocol overestimates VO2max by 28% on average (Swain and Wright, 1997). It is felt that the short stage duration, only 3 minutes, of the ACSM protocol is largely responsible for this overestimation. The new submaximal cycle ergometer protocol evaluated here utilizes a 6-minute stage in an attempt to reduce the overestimation of VO2max while increasing the overall test validity.

A regression performed ...


The Relationship Between Non-Completers' Decisions To Leave Certificate Programs Before Earning Certificates And Their Career Goals, Elizabeth M. Lohman Apr 2003

The Relationship Between Non-Completers' Decisions To Leave Certificate Programs Before Earning Certificates And Their Career Goals, Elizabeth M. Lohman

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The primary purpose of this research was to conduct a systematic study that investigated ways other than awarding certificates of completion to determine the effectiveness of community colleges' occupational-technical certificate programs. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce or receive promotions in existing employment, and they attract students whose primary goals are to gain the skills necessary to be more productive workers.

This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of fifteen occupational-technical certificate programs at Tidewater Community College (TCC) according to the institution's mission statement and to identify ways to ...


The Impact Of Place Of Residence On The Academic Achievement And Retention Of First-Time-In-College Students At An Urban Commuter University, Tameria Lee Vickerson Apr 2003

The Impact Of Place Of Residence On The Academic Achievement And Retention Of First-Time-In-College Students At An Urban Commuter University, Tameria Lee Vickerson

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This study explored the impact of place of residence on the academic achievement and retention of full-time, first-time-in-college students at an urban, public, primarily commuter university in the Southeast. Three groups of subjects were compared to ascertain if any group differences existed in regard to mean freshman grade point average, grades earned in a common course taken (Freshman English I), and retention into the second year of study. The three subject groups that were compared included residential learning community, traditional residence hall, and commuter students.

The subject groups were matched on the demographic characteristics of age, gender, and ethnicity and ...


Once Upon A Time: Teaching About The World's Women Through Literature, Cynthia A. Tyson, Kaavonia Hinton-Johnson Jan 2003

Once Upon A Time: Teaching About The World's Women Through Literature, Cynthia A. Tyson, Kaavonia Hinton-Johnson

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

Literature about women such as African American voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer or political activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar provides prime materials for teaching about women's success in fighting social ills.


Integrating Cultural Pluralism Through Reading, Guang- Lea Lee Jan 2003

Integrating Cultural Pluralism Through Reading, Guang- Lea Lee

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

The paper provides practical suggestions for teachers to integrate cultural pluralism in three reading strategies (1) reading workshops, (2) writing workshops, and (3) language experience approaches which make a valuable contribution to students of all cultural backgrounds.


The Relationship Between Afloat Training Group Norfolk Levels Of Effectiveness To Formal Assessment/Inspections As A Predictor Of Atlantic Fleet Shipboard Engineering Readiness, Juan D. Marpuri Jr. Jan 2003

The Relationship Between Afloat Training Group Norfolk Levels Of Effectiveness To Formal Assessment/Inspections As A Predictor Of Atlantic Fleet Shipboard Engineering Readiness, Juan D. Marpuri Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This research will determine if the changes made as a result of IDTC initiatives have contributed to the levels of training effectiveness and ultimately the afloat commands ability to demonstrate engineering readiness.


Effects Of Enhanced Evaluative Feedback On Student Grades, Roney A. Mcdaniel Jan 2003

Effects Of Enhanced Evaluative Feedback On Student Grades, Roney A. Mcdaniel

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following hypothesis was developed to guide this study: 1. Students in the OTS 110T, Technology in Your World, class at Old Dominion University that receive enhanced evaluative feedback will earn higher grades than those students receiving normal feedback.


A Relationship Between Grades Earned By Sixth Grade Core Science Students And Their End Of Year Grades, Denise Wilda Padrick Jan 2003

A Relationship Between Grades Earned By Sixth Grade Core Science Students And Their End Of Year Grades, Denise Wilda Padrick

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem, the following hypothesis was tested: 1. A relationship does not exist between sixth grade level academic grades earned at the end of a first nine weeks grading period and the year end grades.


The Effectiveness Of Internet Support To Increase Student's Grades In An Introductory Human Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory, Shawngela F. Pierce Jan 2003

The Effectiveness Of Internet Support To Increase Student's Grades In An Introductory Human Anatomy And Physiology Laboratory, Shawngela F. Pierce

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following hypothesis was used in this study: 1. The use of the internet will increase the grades of students in an introductory human anatomy and physiology laboratory course.


Effects Of Group Versus Individual Instruction On At-Risk Students Grade Point Averages, Christine S. Ricks Jan 2003

Effects Of Group Versus Individual Instruction On At-Risk Students Grade Point Averages, Christine S. Ricks

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following hypothesis was applied to this study: 1. there is no correlation between the grades of probation students who attended a six week Academic Success Group and those who met with their adviser for six individual advising sessions and their rates of retention after the freshman year.


Parents' Definition Of Technological Literacy And Their Perceived Attitudes Toward Technological Literacy, Charles L. Thomas Jan 2003

Parents' Definition Of Technological Literacy And Their Perceived Attitudes Toward Technological Literacy, Charles L. Thomas

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research objectives used to guide this problem were: 1. Determine parents understanding of technology 2. Determine parents' attitude towards the effect of technology on society 3. Determine the parents attitude toward technological literacy and the school curriculum.


A Study To Determine Which Class Setting And Delivery Method Would Lead To Improved Test Scores In The Computer Information Systems (Cis) Firm At Bethel High School, Deborah G. Vines Jan 2003

A Study To Determine Which Class Setting And Delivery Method Would Lead To Improved Test Scores In The Computer Information Systems (Cis) Firm At Bethel High School, Deborah G. Vines

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer this problem the following hypothesis was established: There will be a significant difference in CIS Firm students' performance on tests that are taught in a didactic structure when compared to students taught in the simulated-office environment.


Distance Education In Tidewater Virginia, Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin Jan 2003

Distance Education In Tidewater Virginia, Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following research goals were created in order to answer this study: 1. Determine if Tidewater, Virginia business leaders were currently utilizing distance education/distance training concepts in their organizations; 2. Determine if distance education/distance training programs would be beneficial for Tidewater businesses; 3. Determine what types of distance education/distance training programs should be developed and offered to Tidewater businesses.


Training Programs Used By Small Businesses On The Peninsula Of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Deborah Y. Yehlen Jan 2003

Training Programs Used By Small Businesses On The Peninsula Of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Deborah Y. Yehlen

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

In order to determine answers to this problem, the following research questions were established: 1. What type of training was used? 2. How does the company make decisions on topics for training? 3. What were topics of recent training? 4. Did employees have any input of their needs for training? If so, how was that accomplished or expressed? 5. Who was responsible for coordinating the training programs? 6. Who delivered the presentations? 7. What were the projections for future needs of training in terms of cost, productivity and manpower?


Factors That Influenced Enrollment In The Firm Program At Bethel High School, Susan Carroll Jan 2003

Factors That Influenced Enrollment In The Firm Program At Bethel High School, Susan Carroll

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To help answer this problem the following goals were developed: 1. Determine the reasons students enrolled in The Firm 2. Determine who influences students' decisions to enroll in The Firm; 3. Recommend future recruitment strategies for The Firm


A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Leadership Learning Website At Bank Of America, Gloria D. Govan Jan 2003

A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Leadership Learning Website At Bank Of America, Gloria D. Govan

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To solve this problem the following goals were established: 1. Determine the effectiveness of the leadership learning website for Consumer Products leaders at Bank of America; 2. Identify the various learning options that are most frequently used by Bank of America leaders in the Consumer Products lines of business; 3. Recommend web solutions to improve future leadership training of Consumer Products leaders.


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Parent's Work And Their Concern For Their Children Becoming Technologically Literate, Gerald T. Hoover Jan 2003

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Parent's Work And Their Concern For Their Children Becoming Technologically Literate, Gerald T. Hoover

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study was used to gain an understanding of parent's concern for their children's technological literacy. The questions established for this research were: 1. Are parents who work in technical fields more concerned about their children's technological literacy than parents who work in non-technical fields? 2. Do parents who work in technical fields have a better understanding of what technology is over parents working in non-technical fields?


The Attitudes Of Core Subject Teachers Toward Making Technology Education A Required Subject, Michael C. Hamby Jan 2003

The Attitudes Of Core Subject Teachers Toward Making Technology Education A Required Subject, Michael C. Hamby

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this study were to: 1. Ascertain the definition and scope of Technology Education from the perspective of core subject teachers; 2. Gather core subject teachers' opinions concerning the ability of Technology Education to reinforce learning in their content areas; 3. Determine if Technology Education should be a core or required subject.


The Effect Of The Clery Act On Campus Judicial Practices, Dennis E. Gregory, Steven M. Janosik Jan 2003

The Effect Of The Clery Act On Campus Judicial Practices, Dennis E. Gregory, Steven M. Janosik

Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications

This article describes a study seeking to assess perceptions of campus judicial officers/members of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA) regarding the effectiveness of the Clery Act (Campus Security Act) on campus judicial practices. In addition it provides information regarding overall effectiveness of Clery as perceived by the respondents. The researchers surveyed 1,143 members of the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA) whose institutions are covered by the Act. A total of 422 ASJA members returned questionnaires. This provided a response rate of 36.9%. The respondents included 39% Senior Student Affairs Officers who supervise a judicial ...


Early Intervention With Children At Risk Of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Critical Examination Of Research Methodology And Practices, Peggy P. Hester, Heather M. Baltodano, Robert A. Gable, Stephen W. Tonelson, Jo M. Hendrickson Jan 2003

Early Intervention With Children At Risk Of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: A Critical Examination Of Research Methodology And Practices, Peggy P. Hester, Heather M. Baltodano, Robert A. Gable, Stephen W. Tonelson, Jo M. Hendrickson

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

Children's behavior problems pose challenges to families, schools, and society. The research literature argues that early detection/intervention is the most powerful course of action in ameliorating these problems in children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders. However, specifying precisely what constitutes a quality program of early intervention is not a simple task. Current conceptualizations suggest that successful early intervention cannot be unidimensional in nature, but must consist of a complex series of interactions and transactions that synergistically serve to nurture and enhance both the development of the child and family. In this paper, we reviewed the accumulated research ...


Active Learning In Distance Education, Carol Considine, Tony Dean Jan 2003

Active Learning In Distance Education, Carol Considine, Tony Dean

Engineering Technology Faculty Publications

Although there are many strategies for incorporating active learning exercises into the traditional classroom, incorporating active learning exercises in a distance education delivery format is more challenging. Active learning has been shown to enhance student performance and attitudes when used in conjunction with a traditional lecture format.1 In order for students to be actively involved they must read, write, discuss, problem solve and engage higher-order thinking tasks such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.2 The implementation of active learning exercises in distance education classes may help establish student rapport and enhance the feeling of community among the students in ...


Performing Interactively A Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiment In The Virtual Domain, Sushil K. Chaturvedi, Ali O. Akan, Tarek M. Abdel-Salam, A. Priyadershini Jan 2003

Performing Interactively A Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiment In The Virtual Domain, Sushil K. Chaturvedi, Ali O. Akan, Tarek M. Abdel-Salam, A. Priyadershini

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

This paper deals with the development of an experiment in the virtual domain for the undergraduate thermo-fluids laboratory in the mechanical engineering program. A physical experiment titled "Venturimeter as a Flow Measuring Device" is replicated as a computer-based experiment as part of the ongoing effort at Old Dominion University to develop web-based laboratories that would provide students hands-on experience in the virtual domain. A web-based module is developed that allows experimentation and data taking in a virtual setting much like in the physical experiment. This module incorporating the virtual venturimeter has been used by students to take data for several ...


Privatize Or Self-Operate: Decision-Making In Campus Services Management, Jeffrey Shelton Pittman Jan 2003

Privatize Or Self-Operate: Decision-Making In Campus Services Management, Jeffrey Shelton Pittman

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

In the past colleges operated as communities in which teaching and almost every other aspect of campus life were managed by a campus entity. This is particularly true in the area of campus support services. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way campus services are provided. Increasingly, college and university administrators evaluate the benefits and potential problems of privatizing or outsourcing various service units. Currently, such services as bookstores, food preparation/service operations, and physical plant departments have been the primary services chosen for privatization.

This study examines the decision-making process governing the choice between ...