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A Study Of The Effects Of Using The Word Processor And Telecommunications In The Writing Process For Elementary Students, Andrea J. Carroll May 1995

A Study Of The Effects Of Using The Word Processor And Telecommunications In The Writing Process For Elementary Students, Andrea J. Carroll

Theses and Dissertations

It is the responsibility of an elementary teacher to provide students every opportunity to succeed in the classroom. Writing compositions, using correct style, form and mechanics can be a complex task for elementary students. If a method can be used to assist the relief of these complexities involved in the writing process, then this development should be encouraged.

The purpose of this study was to determine if fourth grade students will become better writers producing clearer style, form, and mechanics when using the word processor in the writing process. It will also determine if the use of telecommunications will cause ...


A Study Of The Effect Of A Computer Writing Program On The Writing Ability Of Elementary School Students, Barbara A. Autuore May 1995

A Study Of The Effect Of A Computer Writing Program On The Writing Ability Of Elementary School Students, Barbara A. Autuore

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if significant differences in the creative writing of students would arise between a group of second grade students using a computer writing program and a group of second grade students using the traditional pencil and paper method of writing. The students were also given an attitude survey to determine whether or not the computer had an effect on their attitudes toward writing.

Students In both the control and experimental groups were holistically rated on a pre-test writing sample. Both groups were also given an attitude pre-test. One group of students wrote stories ...


A Study Of The Effects Of Teachers' Mathematics Anxiety And Mathematics Teaching Confidence Level On Their Attitudes Toward Manipulative Use, Jacqueline L. Brown May 1995

A Study Of The Effects Of Teachers' Mathematics Anxiety And Mathematics Teaching Confidence Level On Their Attitudes Toward Manipulative Use, Jacqueline L. Brown

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis was to determine the effect of teachers' mathematics anxiety and their mathematics teaching confidence level on their attitudes towards manipulative use. To investigate this, a survey was developed and distributed to all of the mathematics teachers in the eight elementary schools in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The survey was composed of fifty-five statements. These statements were rated on a five point Likert type scale. Thirteen of the statements researched mathematics anxiety in the sample teachers. Twelve of the statements investigated the confidence level of teachers as they instructed their students in the subject of mathematics ...


Comparison Of Developmentally Oriented Kindergartens And Academically Oriented Kindergartens, Lori Ann Weyer May 1995

Comparison Of Developmentally Oriented Kindergartens And Academically Oriented Kindergartens, Lori Ann Weyer

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate if students enrolled in a kindergarten with a curriculum stressing academic skills perform better or worse on standardized tests than students in a developmentally oriented program by the end of first grade.

A survey was developed to establish if a kindergarten curriculum was developmentally oriented or academically oriented. This survey was sent to schools in Gloucester and Morris Counties in New Jersey. Mean Iowa basic skills tests were then used to determine if academically oriented kindergarten curriculums score significantly higher than developmentally oriented curriculums by the end of kindergarten. Also, the mean ...


Effects Of Cooperative Games On The Prosocial Behavior Interactions Of Young Children With And Without Impairments, Steven Grineski Dec 1989

Effects Of Cooperative Games On The Prosocial Behavior Interactions Of Young Children With And Without Impairments, Steven Grineski

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which cooperative games promote prosocial behavior interactions of young children with and without impairments and can be used for successful integration. Specific outcomes include: (a) a cooperative games model which can be used as a framework for selecting, modifying, or creating games that promote prosocial behavior; (b) a games curriculum designed to promote affective, psychomotor, and cognitive behaviors; and (c) a proposal of ways a cooperative games curriculum can facilitate social integration of children with and without impairments.

Sixteen children from the Moorhead State University Preschool between the ages ...


The Teacher Training Program Administered By The Sunday School Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven A. Hedquist Jan 1976

The Teacher Training Program Administered By The Sunday School Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Steven A. Hedquist

Theses and Dissertations

Teaching is an art based upon the carefully considered scientific principles of pedagogy; therefore, teacher training has been an established policy of the Sunday School in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A fundamental educational responsibility in the Church is the preparation of members to teach well by providing them with methods for successful instruction. To accomplish this objective, the Sunday School developed a teacher training program whereby members became more proficient teachers.

The purpose of this study was to reconstruct the historical development and present a concise history of the teacher training program administered by the Sunday ...


A Study Of The Subject-Matter Preparation Of Full-Time Teachers In The Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Dee Lufkin Risenmay Jan 1968

A Study Of The Subject-Matter Preparation Of Full-Time Teachers In The Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Dee Lufkin Risenmay

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine as far as possible the extent of the subject-matter preparation of full-time seminary teachers in the areas of Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, and Church history and doctrine.
Answers to the following questions were sought:
1. How many semester hours of college credit have the teachers received in the areas of Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, and Church history and doctrine?
2. To what extent have the Standard Works been studied by the teachers?
3. How many books which were considered to be basic sources have been read ...


The Relationship Of Empathy And Seminary Teachers' Effectiveness, Chet W. Harris Jan 1962

The Relationship Of Empathy And Seminary Teachers' Effectiveness, Chet W. Harris

Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted for the primary purpose of discovering the relationship of two personal variables to effective seminary teaching.

It was hypothesized that:
(1) There is no significant difference between seminary teachers whom the department considers as very effective (high-rated) and seminary teachers whose teaching effectiveness is questioned by the department (low-rated) in their ability to empathize with the self concept of their students.
(2) there is no significant difference between seminary teachers who are high-rated and seminary teachers who are low-rated in their ability to sociempathise (perceive student's social status among peers).


A Study Of General And Religious Personal Problems Of Tenth, Eleventh And Twelfth Grade Seminary Students, Wilson K. Andersen Jan 1957

A Study Of General And Religious Personal Problems Of Tenth, Eleventh And Twelfth Grade Seminary Students, Wilson K. Andersen

Theses and Dissertations

Because it seemed likely that teachers of adolescent Latter-day Saint boys and girls might benefit from an up-to-date view about what their students are personally concered, a need was felt for this particular kind of survey. A review of the related literature indicated a dearth of material in this area, particularly in connection with Latter-day Saint youth.


A Study Of The Teachers In Senior Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Wendell M. Rigby Jan 1939

A Study Of The Teachers In Senior Seminaries Of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Wendell M. Rigby

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine those qualifications possessed by those certain men and women who were teaching senior seminaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1936-37, and to determine the qualifications which seem to have made those persons eligible for selection as teachers in those seminaries.