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The Educated Worker: A Case Study Of Educational Needs And Program Of Developmental Reading, Margaret Barnes Carter Apr 1984

The Educated Worker: A Case Study Of Educational Needs And Program Of Developmental Reading, Margaret Barnes Carter

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

In today's developed societies, there is a need for workers to possess educational skills commensurate with the positions which they hold. It appears that a significant group of workers do not have sufficient educational skills.

Today's business, industrial and governmental organizations need to become aware of the educational requirements for the various positions within their organization and to be aware of the educational level which their employees actually have attained. A problem arises if there is a gap between need and actual performance. Human resource development, HRD, is one method of remediating any discrepancies found between employee educational ...


The Impact Of Ceta Activities On Selected Hampton Roads Manpower Programs: Cost-Benefit Analysis And Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Raymond A. Gromelski Apr 1984

The Impact Of Ceta Activities On Selected Hampton Roads Manpower Programs: Cost-Benefit Analysis And Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Raymond A. Gromelski

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The study examined the effects of Classroom Training, On-the-Job Training, Work Experience, and JobShop programs of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) on the job opportunities, amount of government transfer payments, and criminal activities of the 1982 terminees. The purposes of the program were to determine (1) program cost-effectiveness; (2) which program components operate at higher levels of efficiency; and (3) which selected client characteristics influenced program results.

The evaluation described program success in terms of increased job opportunities and reductions in government transfer payments for CETA participants in the Hampton/Newport News area. Comparisons were made of the ...


Research To Develop A Consensus Self-Evaluation Model Of National Norms Of Excellence For Alternating Cooperative Education Programs At Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Constance F. Brothers Apr 1984

Research To Develop A Consensus Self-Evaluation Model Of National Norms Of Excellence For Alternating Cooperative Education Programs At Four-Year Colleges And Universities, Constance F. Brothers

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The research described in this dissertation was conducted in response to an expressed need for the development of national norms of excellence for cooperative education programs in the United States in 1980. In academic year 1981-1982 a Delphi technique was used with 12 cooperative education experts, who identified 155 cooperative education program norms of excellence specifically for four-year alternating cooperative education programs.

In academic year 1982-1983, the 155 norms identified were transposed into a 90-item self-evaluation questionnaire which was field tested and sampled at 14 colleges and universities with alternating cooperative education programs in the United States. Of 900 college ...


An Analysis Of The Reasons And Influences Causing Students To Enroll In Industrial Arts Education Programs At Virginia Universities, Robert Beauter Jan 1984

An Analysis Of The Reasons And Influences Causing Students To Enroll In Industrial Arts Education Programs At Virginia Universities, Robert Beauter

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to conduct a survey of industrial arts education majors at Virginia universities to identify and analyze their reasons for enrolling in a university industrial arts education program and who had the most influence on their decision. This data would be used as an aid in recruiting students for the Industrial Arts Education Program at Old Dominion University.


An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Morals In Education, Richard W. Aadahl Jan 1984

An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Morals In Education, Richard W. Aadahl

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic purpose of this study was to determine whether or not morals education was important to the individuals surveyed and if it was found to be negligible or totally lacking at he various levels would the inclusion of morals education make a "noticeable" difference in the individuals.


A Study Of Future Business Leaders Of America And Future Homemakers Of America/Home Economics Related Occupations Organizations In Essex County, Gloucester County, King And Queen County, Middlesex County And The Town Of West Point, Phyllis B. Carver, Kathy N. Rodgers Jan 1984

A Study Of Future Business Leaders Of America And Future Homemakers Of America/Home Economics Related Occupations Organizations In Essex County, Gloucester County, King And Queen County, Middlesex County And The Town Of West Point, Phyllis B. Carver, Kathy N. Rodgers

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic questions of the study are: 1. Can vocational student organizations positively effect students' employability? 2. Does training provided by vocational student organizations aid in developing leadership skills? 3. In what ways can a vocational student organization positively effect community involvement by its members?


A Follow-Up Of Job-Entry Training Completors At Madison Secondary School 1978-84, Holly B. Evans Jan 1984

A Follow-Up Of Job-Entry Training Completors At Madison Secondary School 1978-84, Holly B. Evans

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research objectives for this study were: 1. To determine Job-entry training completors' status, i.e., employment and/or continued education; 2. To evaluate the attainment of specific program goals; 3. To make recommendations for program/curriculum change.


Assessment Criteria For Special Education Students In Vocational Education, Joyce A. Francis Jan 1984

Assessment Criteria For Special Education Students In Vocational Education, Joyce A. Francis

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic research questions of this study are as follows: 1. What are the exit competencies for a given learning disabled according to the student's career/vocational goals and/or needs? 2. Is it possible for a special education student to be placed in a vocational learning environment with their peers that are "normal" (mainstreaming)? 3. Can a special education student be productive during this period of mainstreaming?


Determining The Validity Of The Auto Mechanics I Curriculum And Student Competencies At Virginia Peninsula Vo-Tech (South Campus), Bruce M. Godwin Jan 1984

Determining The Validity Of The Auto Mechanics I Curriculum And Student Competencies At Virginia Peninsula Vo-Tech (South Campus), Bruce M. Godwin

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this study were as follows: 1. Craft committees, consisting of members of the business community, were used to review the curriculum and offer ideas that would help update the curriculum; 2. An employer follow-up was developed to survey the abilities of automotive graduates working in the community and determine the effectiveness of their educational experience at Vo-Tech; 3. By talking to area employees and industry representatives, we were able to determine those work traits most necessary for successful employment.


A Study Of The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Tidewater Area Businesses Regarding The Employment Of The Trainable Mentally Retarded, Fred Hadley Jan 1984

A Study Of The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Tidewater Area Businesses Regarding The Employment Of The Trainable Mentally Retarded, Fred Hadley

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals of this study were: 1. Accumulate and analyze data on the attitudes currently held by both prospective and actual employers regarding the employment of mentally retarded persons; 2. Demonstrate a relationship between the attitudes of employers who had actually hired mentally retarded persons and those who had not.


A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Vocational Resource Program In Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, Maury Eugene Middleton Jan 1984

A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of The Vocational Resource Program In Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia, Maury Eugene Middleton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this research were: 1. To determine to what extent the services were being used and if they were not, why; 2. To determine the usefulness of the services provided by the Vocational Resource Program; 3. To determine the desired needs of the teachers that were covered by the Vocational Resource Program; 4. To determine the effectiveness of the vocational aides.


A Survey Of The Teachers' Attitudes Towards Special Needs In Industrial Arts At The Intermediate Level, Elliott Riddick Jan 1984

A Survey Of The Teachers' Attitudes Towards Special Needs In Industrial Arts At The Intermediate Level, Elliott Riddick

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Research questions for this study were: 1. What is the teacher's major concerns in working with special needs students in industrial arts programs? 2. What is the percentage of teachers modifying their schedule for special needs? 3. What is the percentage of teachers sharing the responsibilities of teaching the student of special need?


A Study Of The Robustness Of The Three-Parameter Item Response Model, James B. Flynn Jan 1984

A Study Of The Robustness Of The Three-Parameter Item Response Model, James B. Flynn

Psychology Theses & Dissertations

Simulation techniques were employed to investigate the use of the three-parameter item response model on psychological test data which violated the model's assumptions of large sample sizes, long tests and test unidimensionality. The accuracy of the person ability and item characteristic curve parameter estimates derived by the three-parameter item response model was evaluated. Data sets and distributions of person ability and item characteristic curve parameters were generated using a computer-based algorithm, AVRAM (Ree, 1980), which employs the three-parameter logistic probability equation described by Birnbaum (1968). A computer software package, LOGIST5 (Wingersky, Burton & Lord, 1982), which utilizes the three-parameter logistic probability equation, was used to derive the parameter estimates for the person response and the item characteristic curves.

The present study based its analyses on the unedited person-item data matrix. As such, the findings are somewhat inconsistent with those reported by studies employing an edited data matrix (e.g., Ree, 1979). However, these findings are much more consistent with the types of test situations likely to occur in industrial-organizational research, where the focus of research will be the evaluation of differences in individual and group test scores as opposed to the design and construction of tests.

The results showed that the item discrimination, ai, and lower asymptote, ci, parameters of the item characteristic curve were both accurately recovered when small sample sizes and short tests were used, and conditions of item bias existed. The person ability parameter, Bv was also accurately recovered. The recovery of bi, the item difficulty parameter, was most affected. The average absolute differences and root-mean-square errors obtained on bi were extremely large relative to those obtained on ai and ci, as well as, those reported for bi elsewhere in the literature (Ree, 1979). Not only were the individual parameter estimates for bi not accurately recovered, but also, changes in the means of the distributions of bi were observed.

When the samples available for item analysis are comprised of less than 2,000 examinees, and conditions of item bias exist, the practitioner of industrial-organizational psychology should consider the following: (1) Use the three-parameter model, but proceed with caution; or (2) adopt an alternative item response ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Selected Aspects Of The Developmental Education Program At An Urban Multicampus Community College, Michael Anthony Barton Apr 1983

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Selected Aspects Of The Developmental Education Program At An Urban Multicampus Community College, Michael Anthony Barton

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of developmental/remedial education at an urban multi-campus community college. The study sought (1) to identify the number and demographic characteristics of students served by developmental studies, (2) to determine the academic achievement and persistence of these students, and (3) to assess the performance of developmental English students in regular college English.

Data were obtained for a two year period on all new students who enrolled in the fall of 1980. The study employed two approaches: (1) a descriptive analysis of the variables of age, sex, race, enrollment status and ...


Students' Attitudes Toward The Smithfield Vocational Department, Cynthia J. Feazell Jan 1983

Students' Attitudes Toward The Smithfield Vocational Department, Cynthia J. Feazell

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic objectives of this study were as follows: 1. To identify student views of vocational education at Smithfield High School by conducting a survey; 2. To analyze the differences in reasons why the academic students and vocational students selected to enroll in their specific concentrations.


A Study To Validate The Relevancy Of V-Tecs Catalogue Of Tasks For Masonry In The Tidewater Area, Edison B. Granger Jr. Jan 1983

A Study To Validate The Relevancy Of V-Tecs Catalogue Of Tasks For Masonry In The Tidewater Area, Edison B. Granger Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

It was the intent of this study to seek answers to the following questions as they related to the masonry program at N.T.V.C., Norfolk, Virginia: 1. What specific occupational competencies were performed by he bricklayer in the Tidewater area masonry work force? 2. In what specific masonry skills must students be competent in order to be employable in the Tidewater area? 3. Were the tasks listed in V-Tecs catalogue relevant to entry-level skills of the Tidewater masonry work force?


A Study To Determine The Effects Of The Implementation Of The Targeted Jobs Tax Program On The Marketing And Distributive Education Programs Of The Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Terry M. Jenkins Jan 1983

A Study To Determine The Effects Of The Implementation Of The Targeted Jobs Tax Program On The Marketing And Distributive Education Programs Of The Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Terry M. Jenkins

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study sought to determine 1. the program's effects on the employment rates of the Marketing and Distributive Education students; 2. the effects on the workload of the Marketing and Distributive Education teacher-coordinator; 3. identified the number and types of businesses that used the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit when hiring Marketing and Distributive Education students.


A Marketing And Distribution Entrepreneurship Curriculum For Virginia, David L. Netherton Jan 1983

A Marketing And Distribution Entrepreneurship Curriculum For Virginia, David L. Netherton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer this problem the following objectives were established: 1. Select a curriculum development model to insure the development effort would be systematic and complete; 2. Outline the foundations which guide the curriculum development effort; 3. Identify the competencies and tasks that must be performed to accomplish entrepreneurship responsibilities; 4. Identify the content that would insure that the skills, knowledge, processes, and values important to successful entrepreneurship would be covered; 5. Identify a curriculum format that would be acceptable to the Virginia Vocational Education Curriculum Laboratory for publishing marketing and distributive education curricula.


A Study To Show The Correlation Between Students' S.R.A. Math Scores And Their Ability To Accurately Employ A Measuring Scale And Math Functions On Practical Problems, Louis Temple Jan 1983

A Study To Show The Correlation Between Students' S.R.A. Math Scores And Their Ability To Accurately Employ A Measuring Scale And Math Functions On Practical Problems, Louis Temple

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic questions under study in this thesis are: 1. Can students who have mastered mathematical theories and concepts apply this knowledge in practical situations? 2. Is the use of a measuring instrument such as standard 12 inch ruler subdivided into inches and 1/16 inch increments a more difficult operation than has previously been supposed? 3. Does mastery of mathematical concepts ensure measurement skills?


An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Area Secondary Business Teachers And Guidance Counselors Toward The Secretarial Programs At Paul D. Camp Community College, Carolyn Wall Crowder Jan 1983

An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Area Secondary Business Teachers And Guidance Counselors Toward The Secretarial Programs At Paul D. Camp Community College, Carolyn Wall Crowder

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study sought to answer the following questions: 1. How do area high school business teachers and guidance counselors perceive the Secretarial Science programs and course offerings at Paul D. Camp Community College? 2. How can the relationship of high school personnel and the Secretarial Science faculty at Paul D. Camp Community College be strengthened? 3. How can the transition of high school graduates to the community college Secretarial Science programs be made more efficient? 4. What programs, activities, etc. would be of interest and value to the secondary teachers?


A Survey Of Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores Among Black Students Before Integration And 12 Years After In Gloucester County, James Newton Jan 1983

A Survey Of Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores Among Black Students Before Integration And 12 Years After In Gloucester County, James Newton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals for this study are: 1. To determine the reason for the low SAT scores among black students; 2. To determine if integration helped to raise the SAT of if they remained the same.


Emerging From Women's Studies: A New World View And A New Goal For Educators, Nancy Topping Bazin Jan 1982

Emerging From Women's Studies: A New World View And A New Goal For Educators, Nancy Topping Bazin

Women's Studies Faculty Publications

A new world view, emerging from the women's movement and women's studies, emphasizes the interdependence of all people and the interdependence of people and nature. This feminist world view could provide the philosophical framework necessary for transforming the curriculum to help bring about greater social, economic, and political equality and greater respect for life.


Developing A Word Processing Curriculum For Northampton High School Using Validated Tasks Lists, Madge S. Christian Jan 1982

Developing A Word Processing Curriculum For Northampton High School Using Validated Tasks Lists, Madge S. Christian

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This research study was designed to answer the following questions concerning the word processing curriculum at Northampton High School: 1. Should word processing be offered at Northampton High School? 2. Which approach should be used in developing a curriculum in word processing? 3. Is the business curriculum adequate to prepare students?


A Survey Of Business Education Graduates Of Accomack County For 1980-1981, Alma M. Davis Jan 1982

A Survey Of Business Education Graduates Of Accomack County For 1980-1981, Alma M. Davis

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study measured the effectiveness of student training in business education for those students enrolled in traditional classes as compared to those enrolled in the block program classes in Accomack County for 1980-1981.


An Update Of The Tidewater Apprenticeship Information Handbook, Claud R. Divers Iii Jan 1982

An Update Of The Tidewater Apprenticeship Information Handbook, Claud R. Divers Iii

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to review the Tidewater Apprenticeship Information Handbook to update information about the apprentice program and employment outlooks for the various trade areas. This information was compiled for the use of guidance and vocational education personnel for local high schools and community colleges.


A Comparison Of Chemical Applications Using Micromax Spinners And Conventional Sprayer Tips, John P. Downing Jan 1982

A Comparison Of Chemical Applications Using Micromax Spinners And Conventional Sprayer Tips, John P. Downing

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the effects of Poast chemical sprayed on fall grasses and weeds and their percents of kill on test strips by using a conventional hydraulic sprayer with model 8003 tips and by using a C.D.A. micromax spinner at 2000 R.P.H and at 5000 R.P.H.


A Survey Of The Salaries Of Auto Mechanics In Southeastern Virginia, Michael J. Fanelli Jan 1982

A Survey Of The Salaries Of Auto Mechanics In Southeastern Virginia, Michael J. Fanelli

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer the problem of this research study the following questions were used as a guide: 1. What kind of salary can a mechanic expect to make? 2. What method of payment is used to compute the mechanic's salary? 3. Determine how auto mechanics' salaries compared with other trades.


A Survey To Determine The Need To Make Typewriting Ii Part Of Arcadia High School's Business Education Curriculum, Elsie Bailey Fisher Jan 1982

A Survey To Determine The Need To Make Typewriting Ii Part Of Arcadia High School's Business Education Curriculum, Elsie Bailey Fisher

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals for this study were: 1. To determine the student interest in having Typewriting II entered in the business education curriculum of Arcadia High School; 2. To determine how students would benefit from having Typewriting II entered in the business education curriculum of Arcadia High School; 3. To ascertain how businesses of the community would benefit by having Typewriting II entered in the business education curriculum of Arcadia High School.


The Understanding And Attitudes Of Virginia Beach High School Guidance Counselors Toward Business Education, Joyce L. Gregory Jan 1982

The Understanding And Attitudes Of Virginia Beach High School Guidance Counselors Toward Business Education, Joyce L. Gregory

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To aid the researcher in studying the problem, the following questions were established as guidelines: 1. How do high school guidance counselors perceive the business education program? 2. What changes do high school guidance counselors recommend to business educators as to how the business education program can make a greater contribution to the high school student?


Factors Related To The Drop-Out Problem At Arcadia High School During 1979 And 1980, William E. Hall Jan 1982

Factors Related To The Drop-Out Problem At Arcadia High School During 1979 And 1980, William E. Hall

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study identified factors which influenced student's decisions to drop out of school before completing graduation requirements at Arcadia High School. The following research questions were investigated: 1. What were the factors or reasons which had an influence on their decision to drop out of school? 2.Having made the decision to drop out and having been out of school for at least a year, did they have any regrets have made that decision?