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A Study Of The Attitudes Of The Non-Science Major Toward Science And Its Importance In Curriculum Design, Larry J. Fairbanks Dec 1977

A Study Of The Attitudes Of The Non-Science Major Toward Science And Its Importance In Curriculum Design, Larry J. Fairbanks

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The purposes of this study were to: (1) Identify and explore the non-science majors' attitudes toward science; (2) Use the results of the investigation to design a course to be used by instructors of Earth and Space Science.

Two major instruments were developed to collect data for the study. The first was an Attitude Inventory and the second was a Course Content Inventory. A major goal of the Attitude Inventory was to collect data with which to develop an Attitude Index which could be used to predict those non-science majors who have some "negative" attitudes toward science. The course design ...


The Effects On Self Of A Twenty-Three Day Experiential Wilderness Program For Adults: Implications For Counseling, Robert S. Doud Dec 1977

The Effects On Self Of A Twenty-Three Day Experiential Wilderness Program For Adults: Implications For Counseling, Robert S. Doud

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No abstract provided.


A Model For Initiating Change In Large Social Systems, Richard E. Ault Dec 1977

A Model For Initiating Change In Large Social Systems, Richard E. Ault

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The purpose of this study was to develop a model for introducing change in large social systems. The model was based on (1) a review of existing models, and (2) the analysis of a participant-observer study of an attempt at intraducing large system change. Organization Development was the focal change modality examined. It was intended that the model thus developed would be of utility to the practicing change agent in whatever field--education, social work, community development, government, unions, business, or industry.

From the review of existing models and related literature, it was concluded that a useful model for practitioners would ...


Student Profiles And Factors Affecting Student Attrition And Persistence At The University Of Guam, Lorraine Constance Yamashita Dec 1977

Student Profiles And Factors Affecting Student Attrition And Persistence At The University Of Guam, Lorraine Constance Yamashita

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The purposes of this study were to delineate several dimensions of the attrition problem at the University of Guam, to identify factors which were potentially contributory to the attrition problem and to provide information which could be used as a basis for institutional direction and planning.

Two subproblems were addressed in the study. The first subproblem was to develop a student profile, both academic and demographic, of those who withdrew and those who persisted. The second subproblem was to obtain and evaluate student views on attrition.

Two hypotheses were posited. The first hypothesis was that students who left the University ...


Simulation Activities As A Means Of Changing Attitudes And Transmitting Knowledge Of Adaptations And Techniques For Handicapped Individuals To Teacher Trainees, Jo-Alyce K. Peterson Dec 1977

Simulation Activities As A Means Of Changing Attitudes And Transmitting Knowledge Of Adaptations And Techniques For Handicapped Individuals To Teacher Trainees, Jo-Alyce K. Peterson

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No abstract provided.


A Study Of Selected Administrative Functions In Recreation Performed By Community Education Directors And Recreation Directors In The State Of Michigan, Patrick T. Long Aug 1977

A Study Of Selected Administrative Functions In Recreation Performed By Community Education Directors And Recreation Directors In The State Of Michigan, Patrick T. Long

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Task Group Structuring, A Technique: Comparison Of The Performances Of Groups Led By Trained Versus Nontrained Facilitators, Paul A. Lang Aug 1977

Task Group Structuring, A Technique: Comparison Of The Performances Of Groups Led By Trained Versus Nontrained Facilitators, Paul A. Lang

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Administrators' Perceptions Of The “Current” And “Future” Goals For The Student Services Division At Western Michigan University, Robert B. Donaldson Ii Aug 1977

Administrators' Perceptions Of The “Current” And “Future” Goals For The Student Services Division At Western Michigan University, Robert B. Donaldson Ii

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the administrators' perceptions of "current" (is) and ''future" (should be) goals for the Student Services Division at Western Michigan University. The five groups of administrators surveyed included: Group I which consisted of the President, Vice Presidents, and Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents; Group n which consisted of the Academic Deans and Associate and Assistant Academic Deans: Group m which consisted of the Chairpersons and Heads of Departments; Group IV which consisted of all the Unit Directors in the Student Services Division; and Group V which consisted of a select group of Unit ...


A Descriptive Study Of Selected Community Education Consortia In Michigan, Michael F. Dixon Aug 1977

A Descriptive Study Of Selected Community Education Consortia In Michigan, Michael F. Dixon

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No abstract provided.


Role And Task Orientation Of Michigan Principals, Mary Starkey Bowman Aug 1977

Role And Task Orientation Of Michigan Principals, Mary Starkey Bowman

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No abstract provided.


The Clergy And Religious Faith As Factors In Recovery From Bereavement, Maryann Biggers Aug 1977

The Clergy And Religious Faith As Factors In Recovery From Bereavement, Maryann Biggers

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No abstract provided.


Status Of Department Chairpersons As Perceived By Academic College Deans, Department Chairpersons, And Faculty At Western Michigan University, Frances S. Aguon Aug 1977

Status Of Department Chairpersons As Perceived By Academic College Deans, Department Chairpersons, And Faculty At Western Michigan University, Frances S. Aguon

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No abstract provided.


Components Of The Technical Skills Inherent In The Role Of The Community Educator, John S. Zemlo Aug 1977

Components Of The Technical Skills Inherent In The Role Of The Community Educator, John S. Zemlo

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No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Adequate Class Room Performance Of Recent Teacher Graduates Of Western Michigan University As Related To Preservice Preparation And Selected Classroom Environmental Variables, Ione M. Wolf Aug 1977

Perceptions Of Adequate Class Room Performance Of Recent Teacher Graduates Of Western Michigan University As Related To Preservice Preparation And Selected Classroom Environmental Variables, Ione M. Wolf

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No abstract provided.


Effects Of The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, Employing A Computer Generated Prose Interpretation, On Vocational Behavior Of Community College Freshmen, Tony Swerbinsky Aug 1977

Effects Of The Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, Employing A Computer Generated Prose Interpretation, On Vocational Behavior Of Community College Freshmen, Tony Swerbinsky

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No abstract provided.


Science Curriculum Change As It Occurred In A Small Rural Community: A Case Study, William J. Pollard Aug 1977

Science Curriculum Change As It Occurred In A Small Rural Community: A Case Study, William J. Pollard

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No abstract provided.


The Development And Empirical Validation Of A Concept Analysis Program To Teach The Concepts In B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, Norman Mcleod Peterson Aug 1977

The Development And Empirical Validation Of A Concept Analysis Program To Teach The Concepts In B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, Norman Mcleod Peterson

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No abstract provided.


Congruence Between The Perceptions Of Community Education Professionals And Participants On The Importance And Achievement Of Community Education Goals, Carolyn A. O'Donnell Aug 1977

Congruence Between The Perceptions Of Community Education Professionals And Participants On The Importance And Achievement Of Community Education Goals, Carolyn A. O'Donnell

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No abstract provided.


An Exploration Of The Sociocultural Involvement Of Faculty, Staff, And Their Families Of A State University In An Urban Community, Lawrence E. Scott Apr 1977

An Exploration Of The Sociocultural Involvement Of Faculty, Staff, And Their Families Of A State University In An Urban Community, Lawrence E. Scott

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No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Inservice Training Practices In Police Departments Of A Selected Size Range, Arthur G. Stoner Apr 1977

A Survey Of Inservice Training Practices In Police Departments Of A Selected Size Range, Arthur G. Stoner

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No abstract provided.


The Professional Improvement Of Teachers Through Positive Appraisal Techniques, Anthony J. Shinkfield Apr 1977

The Professional Improvement Of Teachers Through Positive Appraisal Techniques, Anthony J. Shinkfield

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No abstract provided.


A Study To Identify The Demographic Profile Of The Public School Assistant Superintendent In The State Of Michigan, 1976-1977, Duane Scott Seastrom Apr 1977

A Study To Identify The Demographic Profile Of The Public School Assistant Superintendent In The State Of Michigan, 1976-1977, Duane Scott Seastrom

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No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Role Of The Liberal Arts Department Chairman In Selected Michigan Universities, Michael William Nicholson Apr 1977

A Study Of The Role Of The Liberal Arts Department Chairman In Selected Michigan Universities, Michael William Nicholson

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No abstract provided.


The Development Of A Community Education Pre-Retirement Program Model, Sidney Lynn Miller Apr 1977

The Development Of A Community Education Pre-Retirement Program Model, Sidney Lynn Miller

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No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Two Proxemic Variables Upon Counselor And Client Evaluations Of A Counseling Relationship, Daniel R. Klainer Apr 1977

The Effect Of Two Proxemic Variables Upon Counselor And Client Evaluations Of A Counseling Relationship, Daniel R. Klainer

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No abstract provided.