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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Elementary education

1993

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The Relationship Between Two Approaches To Teaching Literacy And The Reading Attitudes Of First Graders, Therese Roethel Aug 1993

The Relationship Between Two Approaches To Teaching Literacy And The Reading Attitudes Of First Graders, Therese Roethel

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was conducted in order to investigate the relationship between two approaches to teaching literacy--traditional basal-driven methods and literature-based whole language approaches--and the attitudes toward reading among first grade students. The subjects consisted of 194 first grade students in two suburban school districts. The subjects were asked to complete a survey administered by their classroom teacher. This survey asked questions concerning attitudes toward reading. Survey information was compiled and summarized in table and paragraph form. A statistically significant difference in attitudes among students between the two separate types of teaching methods was not found. The null hypothesis was accepted.


Multiple Intelligences And Their Impact On Science Instruction On One Second Grade Classroom, Jennifer L. Thrall May 1993

Multiple Intelligences And Their Impact On Science Instruction On One Second Grade Classroom, Jennifer L. Thrall

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Historically, American schools provide various levels of instruction geared to the potential mathematician, writer, scientist, and historian. But what is the purpose of education in the United States? Some would argue it is the preparation of tomorrow’s workforce and the development of problem-solving skills across all disciplines. In order to accomplish this task, pedagogical theories and reforms are constantly reviewed, implemented, and assessed. This thesis project examines the concept of the individual instructional needs of students while considering Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory published in 1983. At the time of this writing, students’ main conduit for information in core ...