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A Qualitative Exploration Of The Current State Of Observation And Feedback In The Seminaries And Institutes Of Religion Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Christopher B. Garner Aug 2018

A Qualitative Exploration Of The Current State Of Observation And Feedback In The Seminaries And Institutes Of Religion Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Christopher B. Garner

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expect supervisors of teachers to observe teachers regularly and provide feedback, they have not provided those supervisors with adequate training materials, or explained how these supervisors are expected to accomplish this. For this study, three administrators and three teachers were interviewed about their experiences with observation and feedback in S&I. Their responses provided clarification on the purposes of observation and feedback, revealed that a lack of supervisor training has resulted in teachers’ experiences with observation and feedback being different from administrator ...


Historical Analysis Of Leadership Theory In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And Its Educational System, Kevin D. Whitehead Aug 2018

Historical Analysis Of Leadership Theory In The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints And Its Educational System, Kevin D. Whitehead

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

An organization’s leadership theory acts as a collection of primary guiding characteristics which influence its identity and direction. Developing leaders has always been important for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historically, the Church has promoted leadership ideals for all its members through various aspects of its doctrine and organization. This study provides an analysis of multiple leadership texts produced by the ecclesiastical and educational wings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The study helps to reveal how Latter-day Saint leadership theory has developed over time. This study considers the unfolding of Latter-day Saint ...


Changing The World Through The Word: Developing Critical Consciousness Through Multicultural Children’S Literature With Critical Literacy In An Elementary Classroom, Hyekyoung Lee Dec 2017

Changing The World Through The Word: Developing Critical Consciousness Through Multicultural Children’S Literature With Critical Literacy In An Elementary Classroom, Hyekyoung Lee

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore how fifth graders develop critical consciousness regarding the self and the world through critical literacy approaches using multicultural children’s literature. I employed Lewison, Flint, and Van Sluys’ four dimensions of critical literacy. I used a qualitative case study to design, frame and conduct this study in order to collect data and examine students’ cultural patterns including values, beliefs, behaviors, and language that they enacted in the critical literacy practices. I collected data through classroom observations, semi-structured students and teacher interviews, informal conversation, researcher’s reflective journal entries and field notes, and ...


Are We Preparing The Next Generation? K-12 Teacher Knowledge And Engagement In Teaching Core Stem Practices, Louis Nadelson, Anne Seifert, J. Kade Hendricks Jun 2015

Are We Preparing The Next Generation? K-12 Teacher Knowledge And Engagement In Teaching Core Stem Practices, Louis Nadelson, Anne Seifert, J. Kade Hendricks

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Background: Several of the recent reform efforts in K-12 STEM education (e.g. Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS and Common Core State Standards-Mathematics [CCSS-M]) have included significant emphasis on the practices of STEM. We argue that K-12 teachers' ability to effectively engage their students in these core STEM practices is fundamental to the success of potential and current engineering students and their subsequent careers as engineers. Practices such as identifying problems, modeling using mathematics, and arguing from evidence are fundamental processes in engineering. Helping students develop their capacity to engage in these practices early in their education will increase the ...


Spanish-Speaking Parents' Negotiation Of Language And Culture With Their Children's Schools, Ronda L. Bickmore May 2013

Spanish-Speaking Parents' Negotiation Of Language And Culture With Their Children's Schools, Ronda L. Bickmore

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Latinos are now the largest public school minority population in the U.S. Because of a shift in the states, cities, and counties where Latinos are choosing to live, many schools that did not previously serve substantial numbers of Latinos are doing so now. Additionally, many of the Latinos in these new settlement areas are recent immigrants who speak little or no English. This qualitative study examined how immigrant Latino parents who speak little or no English supported their children in the English-speaking school system of the U.S. It specifically examined how 12 Spanish-speaking parents negotiated language and culture ...


A History Of The Development Of Charter School Legislation In Utah, Marlies Burns Aug 2012

A History Of The Development Of Charter School Legislation In Utah, Marlies Burns

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Utah Legislature enacted charter school legislation in 1998 in order to offer the state's first school-choice option. The legislation came following a task force discussion about the pros and cons of school choice and what school choice should look like in Utah. There was not agreement among task force constituents about what should be contained in the legislation, nor which entity should be responsible for the monitoring or oversight of the eight pilot charter schools. Since enactment, Utah charter school legislation has changed during most legislative sessions with some establishing stronger charter school laws and some establishing weaker ...


A Study Of The Homeroom Program In Three Senior High Schools In Utah, Ida D. Draayer May 1961

A Study Of The Homeroom Program In Three Senior High Schools In Utah, Ida D. Draayer

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The function of the secondary school is to help each individual develop and direct all of his potentialities. It should seek to help boys and girls find their rightful places as citizens in a democratic world. The fact that each individual is different presents a distinct challenge, and the secondary school is capable of meeting this challenge of individual development if the homeroom functions as it should.


A Study Of The Sequence Of The Professional Education Program For Elementary School Teachers At Utah State University, Christopher Lee Colston May 1958

A Study Of The Sequence Of The Professional Education Program For Elementary School Teachers At Utah State University, Christopher Lee Colston

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Education, like any other profession, is responsible for constant improvement. The professional teacher education institutions are constantly looking for ways of improving professional teacher education programs. The course sequence of the teacher education program is an area for continual improvement. Every teacher educator has a theory as to what is the best teacher education program and what is the best sequence for this theory program. The literature has revealed very little in the area of a sequence for the teacher education program.


A Critical Survey Of Elementary School Playgrounds In Cache And Box Elder Counties, Thomas Cracas May 1958

A Critical Survey Of Elementary School Playgrounds In Cache And Box Elder Counties, Thomas Cracas

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

One of the fundamental needs of elementary school children is to develop their motor systems by means of physical activities adequately suited to their representative age groups. In so doing, opportunities are provided for sociological and psychological requirements essential in developing a healthy, confident individual capable and willing to accept social and family obligations and responsibilities. This infers that an essential function of the school is to provide appropriate areas, facilities, and equipment for such activities. It also suggests that the playground be an integral element of a modern school.


A Study Of Two Groups Of Superior Students At The Logan Junior High School, Rudgar H. Daines May 1958

A Study Of Two Groups Of Superior Students At The Logan Junior High School, Rudgar H. Daines

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Educators have long been aware of the varied needs, abilities and interests of children. They have tried to provide proper curriculum, materials, and methods to meet the wide range of abilities that exists in every classroom Despite the attempt of the schools to provide for the particular needs of the individuals, the gifted students continue as a neglected segment in our schools. Because of other pres sing educational problems, the awareness of their needs has been somewhat pushed into the background, and only through the present demand for greater leadership in our country and for the optimum use of our ...


Comparison Of Two Plans For Administration Organization Of The School Districts Of Sanpete County, Leon F. Christiansen May 1957

Comparison Of Two Plans For Administration Organization Of The School Districts Of Sanpete County, Leon F. Christiansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Educational administration exists to develop and guide the educational program. Every local public school system is a legal agency of the state for the conduct of public education. State laws usually set up the administrative units for school districts and places upon local boards of education the responsibility for the management of the local schools. Such boards represent the people of the state, and the district, and they perform a large number of legally designated functions


Relative Curricular Emphasis In Some Utah High Schools During The 1941-1951 Years, Edward W. Payne May 1953

Relative Curricular Emphasis In Some Utah High Schools During The 1941-1951 Years, Edward W. Payne

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

To have a sound and complete philosphy of education is a relative must for all people concerned with the teaching of children. Fortunate is the school whose administration and faculty have in common a functional definition of the term "curriculum" and its place in their total philosophy of education. The school program of only a few decades ago consisted of the strict disciplinary type of teaching, with only a few available subjects which were intended to develop the total capactities of the student. The new philosophy recognizes the variation in students as individuals. One must not assume that there is ...


An Analysis Of School Drop-Outs At Tooele High School, Franklin Whitehouse May 1953

An Analysis Of School Drop-Outs At Tooele High School, Franklin Whitehouse

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study of approximately 50 early school drop-outs is an effort to find out why so many boys and firls leave school before they complete their high school course. We need to know the basic reason that prompt their decisions, not the superficial excuses that appear on many school records. The study was undertaken in the belief that when the causes are understood, they can be remedied through measures to provide adequate programs of student aid. If it is because of lack of interest in school, this, too, can be remedied through changes in school programs to make them mean ...


An Evaluation Of The Willard School As A Community-Centered School, Vaughn Wassom May 1953

An Evaluation Of The Willard School As A Community-Centered School, Vaughn Wassom

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Every community must be provided with an educational program attuned to community life. It must provide for increased efficiency in production and wisdom in consumption. It must train in the ideals, the skills, and the habits essential to the hightest level of home and community life. To this end there must be well trained, resourceful teachers who work under conditions that elicit their best efforts. There must be a curriculum that embraces community experiences and physical facilties that promote economy and efficiency of effort. The purpose of this study has been twofold: (a) to formulate a group of educational criteria ...


The Status Of The Elementary School Principalship In Utah, Sherman Hansen May 1953

The Status Of The Elementary School Principalship In Utah, Sherman Hansen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The aim of this study is to record the status of the elementary school principalship in the State of Utah during the 1951-1952 school year. The problem arose from a situation in which the writer, as President of the Utah Elementary School Principal's Association, was continually asked questions pertaining to the status of this group, and because there was a scarcity of current information available upon which to base reliable answers to these requests. This situation led to the formulation of the study herein presented--a survey of conditions as they existed in Utah during the 1951-1952 school year. It ...


Occupations Of State Farmers In Utah, Evan J. Memmott May 1953

Occupations Of State Farmers In Utah, Evan J. Memmott

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Future Farmer of America organization had its birth in Utah in 1929. It is a national organization of farm boys, registered in Vocational Agriculture in high school. There are four grades of membership based upon achievement. These are (1) Green Hand, (2) Chapter Farmer, (3) State Farmer, and (4) American Farmer


Revenue Trends And Sources Of Revenue In The Public Schools Of Utah, G. Frank Raymond May 1952

Revenue Trends And Sources Of Revenue In The Public Schools Of Utah, G. Frank Raymond

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

During the fast few years revenue for the support and maintenance of public schools in Utah has become a subject of increasing concern and discussion. Considerable effort has been made on the state level in an attempt to equalize the financial programs among the school districts in the state. Much of this effort has placed its emphasis upon property tax as the major source of school revenue, both on the local level and the state level. Inflationary trends in the national economy have added to the aggravation of this problem. It has become increasingly necessary to seek additional revenue in ...


Snow College, Its Founding And Development, Ross Partington Findlay May 1952

Snow College, Its Founding And Development, Ross Partington Findlay

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is the purpose of this thesis to give an account of significant events in the founding and development of the school, now known as "Snow College", during the founding and maintenance by the Latter-day Saint Church. This study is confined to the forty-four years the institution was under the control of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and deals largely with data of educational significance. the problem, thus, is the founding and the development of Snow College, while under the direction of L.D.S. Church


Evaluation Of Aspects Of The Guidance Programs In The Salt Lake City High Schools: An Opinion Survey, Liliuo Poulter May 1952

Evaluation Of Aspects Of The Guidance Programs In The Salt Lake City High Schools: An Opinion Survey, Liliuo Poulter

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A significant phase of the modern high school curriculum is the program of specialized guidance services to pupils. The importance of providing personalized services as a means of aiding individuals to grow toward social and occupational adequacy is becoming more and more definitely recognized by educators today.


A Comparison Of The Band And Orchestral Programs In The High Schools Of Utah, George D. Harris May 1952

A Comparison Of The Band And Orchestral Programs In The High Schools Of Utah, George D. Harris

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In the schools of Utah, as elsewhere in the nation, a situation has arisen which is of vital importance to the continuance of orchestral music. We find, on the basis of casual observation, that the string instruments are not being taught on an equal basis with the band instruments. It is generally assumed that band and orchestra instruction are equally desirable in an instrumental program. Unfortunately, many school authorities are not aware of the necessity of such equal opportunities for school children and as a result we may find string music relegated to an insecure position in our educational system.


Social Status Of The Male Teacher In The Utah Rural Elementary Schools, Morris M. Miller May 1952

Social Status Of The Male Teacher In The Utah Rural Elementary Schools, Morris M. Miller

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Prior to 1820 the teaching profession in the United States was composed predominantly of men. However, with the opening of the American social and economic world to woman, the female teachers became more numerous, until at the close of World War II only about 6 percent of the elementary school teachers in the United States were men.


An Intensive Study Of The Practices Of Financing Extracurriculum Activities Discovered In Five Utah Secondary Schools, Irving B. Moore May 1952

An Intensive Study Of The Practices Of Financing Extracurriculum Activities Discovered In Five Utah Secondary Schools, Irving B. Moore

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Evaluation of the effectiveness of the various aspects of our educational activity has long been practiced. Such evaluations have resulted in greater efficiency and widespread improvements in the educational fields. Continued appraisal of those aspects of our extracurricular programs that will result in greater efficiency is an ever present need; and the need for continual improvements in the field of extracurriculum finances assumes greater importance now, since, in the addition to a greater tax burden for education, parents must contribute to the bulk of the funds for the extracurriculum program, in one way or another, through meeting the needs ...


Teacher And Prinipal Evaluations Of Selected Administrative Practices In Secondary Schools In Utah, Leo William Jex May 1951

Teacher And Prinipal Evaluations Of Selected Administrative Practices In Secondary Schools In Utah, Leo William Jex

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is the purpose of this study to gather data concerning the frequency of occurrence, and the degree of desirability is the judgement of teachers, of selected administrative practices in the secondary schools of Utah, and to present the data in a way that will make them meaninful to those interested in the imporvement of administering schools. The study deals with selected administrative practices in terms of : (a) department and school budgets and extra-curricular funds, (b) classrooms, teaching aids and supplies, (c) supervision and other methods of improving instruction, (d) methods of keeping the public informed about the shcools, (e ...


High School Grades And College Aptitude Tests As Indices To College Achievement And Contination At Utah State Agricultural College, Walter Clarence Johnson May 1951

High School Grades And College Aptitude Tests As Indices To College Achievement And Contination At Utah State Agricultural College, Walter Clarence Johnson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For many years colleges have been concerned about entrance requirements and procedures for admitting students. In fact, to deal with such matters was one purpose of the famous N.E.A Committee of Ten which reported in 1893. A few years later the Committee on College Entrance Requirements met and considered the problem directly. Transcripts of credits from high school including specified subjects, the passing of the generally recognized College Entrance Board Examination, and the passing of entrance examinations set up by the individual colleges all have been used as evidence for admission to college. Such examinations are also used ...


Evaluating The Curriculum Of Logan Secondary Schools In Terms Of Meeting The Imperative Needs Of Youth, Leo R. Walker May 1951

Evaluating The Curriculum Of Logan Secondary Schools In Terms Of Meeting The Imperative Needs Of Youth, Leo R. Walker

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Committee on Curriculum Planning and Development of the National Association of Secondary School Principals has published a list of 10 objectives for secondary schools, known as the Ten Common and Essential Needs That All Youth Have in a Democratic Society. They are genearlly referred to as The Ten Imperative Needs of Youth. 1: All youth need to develop saleable skills and those understandings and attitudes that make the worker an intelligent and productive participant in economic life. To this end, most youth need supervised work experience as well as education in the skills and knowledge of their occupation. 2 ...


Development Of A College-Entrance Vocabulary Test For Utah State Agricultural College, Alpha Lee Rist May 1950

Development Of A College-Entrance Vocabulary Test For Utah State Agricultural College, Alpha Lee Rist

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research project endeavors to supply the need for a vocabulary testing device for the admittance and guidance of entering freshman students at Utah State Agricultural College at Logan, Utah. The need is for a test designed specifically to predict possibilities of success in courses which incoming students encounter and in whcih they are required to progress at a rate considered satisfactory according to college standards. The program followed in this study is two-fold: (1) to develop a vocabulary test, and (2) to verify the sucess of this test as a predictor of grade-point averages. The testing device herein developed ...


A Study Of Tenure And The Orderly Demotion Or Dismisal Of Teachers In The State Of Utah, Sidney L. Wyatt May 1950

A Study Of Tenure And The Orderly Demotion Or Dismisal Of Teachers In The State Of Utah, Sidney L. Wyatt

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study is to determine, so far as possible, the conditions, reasons, and underlying motives which have led to the dismissal, demotion, or non-issuance of contracts to teachers in the state of Utah during a recent five-year period, 1943-1947, and also what methods have been used in terminating the tenure of those teachers who have been considered undesriable by their employers. The study will seek to reveal the extent to which the professional education associations are influential in determining policies for the dismissal of teachers. It is hoped that from this study some suggestions may emerge which ...


Establishing Criteria For The Pre-Service Selection Of Teachers With Special Application To The Utah State Agricultural College, Howard H. Barron May 1950

Establishing Criteria For The Pre-Service Selection Of Teachers With Special Application To The Utah State Agricultural College, Howard H. Barron

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Our American culture and civilization depends in large measure upon the recruiting of the right kind of men and women to be teachers in our American schools and colleges. All professions depend on effective teaching for their life blood. Many educators and colleges during the past few years have become concerned with pre-service selection methods for improving the teaching personnel. This concern has become somewhat intensified at the present time, largely as a result of four factors. One factor is the large number of returning servicemen, who are turning to teaching as a career. A second factor is improved salaries ...


The History Of The Utah Education Association, Carl H. Taylor May 1950

The History Of The Utah Education Association, Carl H. Taylor

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study seeks to present a history of the Teacher Organizations which have functioned in Utah from 1860 to 1940. Since 1892 their association has been known as the Utah Education Association. This study is a phase of the history of education as as such shares in the purposes claimed for such studies. A statement of general purposes of such studies is as follows: 1. To gain a knowledge of the history of the Utah Education Association as an important part of the professional training of the teacher of the school administrator. 2. The history of education is an ally ...


A Study To Determine Where And At What Age Senior Boys In Three Selected Senior High Schools Of Utah Acquired Knowledge And Skill In Activities, A Hue Jewkes May 1950

A Study To Determine Where And At What Age Senior Boys In Three Selected Senior High Schools Of Utah Acquired Knowledge And Skill In Activities, A Hue Jewkes

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine the student's ability (according to his own rating), where his interests lie, and at what age, and where male students first learned physical activities that are taught in the high schools of Utah.