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Western Washington University Teacher Education Placement Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1994

Western Washington University Teacher Education Placement Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Survey of students that have graduated from the teacher education curriculum at Western Washington University.


The Formulation, Implementation, And Evaluation Of Educational Planning In Public School Districts Of Tennessee, Daniel R. Fielden Dec 1994

The Formulation, Implementation, And Evaluation Of Educational Planning In Public School Districts Of Tennessee, Daniel R. Fielden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The legislature of the State of Tennessee enacted The Public Education Governance Reform Act of 1984 as the first step in a restructuring and reform program for Tennessee education. One of the major elements of this piece of legislation was that the state board of education would "... develop and maintain current a master plan for the development of public education, grades kindergarten (K) through twelve (12)." A regulation was passed by the Tennessee State Board of Education mandating that each local board of education in the state should develop and implement a five-year educational plan to include a mission statement ...


Attitudes Of Elementary Principals Toward Parent Involvement In Schools In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Linda V. Brittle Dec 1994

Attitudes Of Elementary Principals Toward Parent Involvement In Schools In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Linda V. Brittle

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the attitudes of principals toward parent involvement in schools. The population for the study consisted of all public school elementary principals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A random sample procedure was employed and an instrument was developed specifically for the study. An initial and second mailing resulted in an overall response rate of 53%. Factor analysis identified 5 groupings in parent involvement. Factors were labeled: Decision-Making, Policy-Making, Home Tutor/Co-Learner, Socio-Economic Status, and Parent Desire and Expertise. Seven null hypotheses were formulated and tested for the study. It was found ...


Instructional Planning And Teaching: Perceptions Of Practice And Department Expectations Of Principal Preparation Program Faculties, David L. Deweese Dec 1994

Instructional Planning And Teaching: Perceptions Of Practice And Department Expectations Of Principal Preparation Program Faculties, David L. Deweese

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study of principal preparation programs composing the Danforth Foundation Program for the Preparation of School Principals (DPPSP) was conducted to identify and compare the perceptions of program faculty and program coordinators of their respective instructional planning and teaching practices, and their like perceptions of department expectations of faculty regarding these same roles. Variables were constructed using a pilot survey with selected faculty who were members of the Southern Region Council for Education Administration. There were three major findings. Faculty and program coordinators ranked their perceptions of their own practice highly. Faculty and program coordinators ranked their perceptions of their ...


The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Social Network Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals, Lisa R. Gentry Dec 1994

The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Social Network Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals, Lisa R. Gentry

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of social communication networks and to determine the levels of job satisfaction of public elementary school principals in Northeast Tennessee. Relationships between social communication network characteristics and job satisfaction were described. Information from the Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ) and the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) was used to identify characteristics of social networks and levels of job satisfaction. Data was used to investigate relationships between social network characteristics and job satisfaction scores. Data gathered included principals' gender, age, school size, years of experience, education level, ethnicity, community setting, marital status, tenure ...


Elementary Teacher Education In Pakistan: What Is Needed, Yatta Kanu, Muhammad Memon Dec 1994

Elementary Teacher Education In Pakistan: What Is Needed, Yatta Kanu, Muhammad Memon

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Mandated School Board Member Training For Local Boards Of Education In Tennessee As Perceived By Local Boards Of Education Members And Superintendents Of Schools, John D. Payne Dec 1994

Mandated School Board Member Training For Local Boards Of Education In Tennessee As Perceived By Local Boards Of Education Members And Superintendents Of Schools, John D. Payne

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the mandatory in-service training in Tennessee for all local board of education members. The primary focus of this study was to determine if the board members' or superintendents' responses about the training agencies, content, or applicability of any Academy indicated any continuing (long-term) impact on the actions of board members when they returned to their local boards of education. The secondary concern of this study was to determine if the responses were significantly differentiated between the positions of board member and superintendent or among the demographic characteristics defined ...


Effect Of Leadership Style On Work Climate And Program Completion In Domiciliary Addiction Programs, Patricia L. Johnson Dec 1994

Effect Of Leadership Style On Work Climate And Program Completion In Domiciliary Addiction Programs, Patricia L. Johnson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Addiction leads to homelessness, AIDS, other health problems, crimes, financial burdens, family conflict and many social and psychological problems. Relapse rates remain very high in addiction programs and employees are frustrated by the poor response of clients to treatment and to the bureaucratic style of management often found in hospitals and clinics. Relapse rates are due to stress factors, respondent conditioning processes, and lack of focus on techniques of relapse prevention. One approach to overcoming the morale problem could be a more participatory style of management to improve the work climate. This study was completed in response to the lack ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/14 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Nov 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/14 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Worlwide educational convergence through international organizations : avenues for research / Connie L. McNeely [and] Yun-Kyung Cha.


Home Schools And Kera:Comparison Of Themes And Development, Dana Patterson Nov 1994

Home Schools And Kera:Comparison Of Themes And Development, Dana Patterson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/13 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Oct 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/13 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Carrot or stick? : How do school performance reports work? / Mark E. Fetler.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/11 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Aug 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/11 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

On education and the common good : a reply to Coulson / John Covaleskie.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/12 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Aug 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/12 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Response to John Covaleskie / Andrew J. Coulson.


Signaling The Competencies Of High School Students To Employers, John H. Bishop Aug 1994

Signaling The Competencies Of High School Students To Employers, John H. Bishop

CAHRS Working Paper Series

[Excerpt] The fundamental cause of the low effort level of American students, parents, and voters in school elections is the absence of good signals of effort and accomplishment and the consequent lack of rewards for learning. In most other advanced countries mastery of the curriculum is assessed by examinations that are set and graded at the national or regional level. Grades on these exams signal the student's achievement to employers and colleges and influence the jobs that graduates get and the universities and programs to which they are admitted. Exam results also influence school reputations and in some countries ...


Perceptions Of Occupational Stress Among Public School Principals In Tennessee, Karla F. Kyte Aug 1994

Perceptions Of Occupational Stress Among Public School Principals In Tennessee, Karla F. Kyte

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent that public school principals in Tennessee perceived their jobs as stressful, to identify the major sources of job-related stress within the school environment, to determine the coping strategies most often used by principals to manage occupational stress, and to relate the findings to certain demographic characteristics. The need for stress management education among the principals was also ascertained. The data collected in this study revealed that a majority of the principals (78%) perceived their jobs as moderately to extremely stressful, and approximately 70% of the principals indicated that 70% or ...


Shared Decision-Making In The First Educational District Of Tennessee: Teachers' And Principals' Perceptions Of Actual And Desired Levels Of Participation, James M. Hatcher Aug 1994

Shared Decision-Making In The First Educational District Of Tennessee: Teachers' And Principals' Perceptions Of Actual And Desired Levels Of Participation, James M. Hatcher

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the current involvement of principals and teachers in shared decision making as well as desired levels, and to identify the perceived areas of acceptance and non-acceptance by educators. Eight domains of the Teacher Decision Making Instrument: planning, policy, curriculum/instruction, pupil personnel, staff personnel, staff development, school/community relations, and budget management were used to assess the actual and desired levels of participation in shared decision making by the respondents. A random sample was selected from the public schools of Northeast Tennessee. Seventy-five schools were surveyed which included 75 principals and 1632 ...


The Perceptions Of Career Ladder I, Career Ladder Ii, And Career Ladder Iii Elementary Principals Regarding Instructional Leadership, Brenda T. Gulledge Aug 1994

The Perceptions Of Career Ladder I, Career Ladder Ii, And Career Ladder Iii Elementary Principals Regarding Instructional Leadership, Brenda T. Gulledge

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if Career Ladder I, Career Ladder II, and Career Ladder III Tennessee Elementary Principals perceived differently their role as instructional leaders. The amount of time principals spent in six identified dimensions of instructional leadership was examined. The study examined selected independent variables, such as, grade level configuration of the school, years of experience as a principal, number of years of classroom experience, and gender for any effect on the Career Ladder I, Career Ladder II, and Career Ladder III elementary principals' perceptions of their instructional leadership role. The research design included three ...


Attitudes And Perceived Needs Of Northeast Tennessee Educators Toward Effecting The Practice Of Inclusion, David A. Cox Aug 1994

Attitudes And Perceived Needs Of Northeast Tennessee Educators Toward Effecting The Practice Of Inclusion, David A. Cox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the attitudes and perceived needs of Northeast Tennessee educators toward effecting the practice of inclusion in the public schools. The purpose of this study is to determine from the perspective of principals, regular education teachers, and special education teachers their current perceptions of inclusion, and what preparations or changes are needed to help educators succeed in inclusionary practices. The approach of this study is descriptive and utilizes data that was generated by the means of a survey instrument that was developed for use in this study. Areas of data presentation include: examination of demographic information; analysis of ...


The Development Of The Better Schools Program In Tennessee From 1981 To 1986, Daris A. Gose Aug 1994

The Development Of The Better Schools Program In Tennessee From 1981 To 1986, Daris A. Gose

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the origin, development, and implementation of the Better Schools Program in Tennessee. Materials were gathered from East Tennessee State University Library, University of Tennessee Library, Walters State Community College Library, Belmont University Library, Tennessee State Library and Archives and Morristown-Hamblen County Library. These materials consisted of government documents, presidential and gubernatorial speeches, audio and video tapes, books, and periodicals. Personal interviews were also collected from two TEA members and seven legislators. The materials were analyzed, and important passages were marked, incorporated into the paper, and documented. The research questions were (1) What ...


Actual And Desired Attributes Of Shared Decision-Making As Viewed By School Board Chairpersons, Central Office Personnel, And Principals In The First Educational District Of Tennessee, Donald A. Rogers Aug 1994

Actual And Desired Attributes Of Shared Decision-Making As Viewed By School Board Chairpersons, Central Office Personnel, And Principals In The First Educational District Of Tennessee, Donald A. Rogers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify actual and desired attributes of shared decision making by practicing school leaders in the First Educational District of Tennessee. This study examined the relationships between selected demographic variables, organizational decision-making areas, and the responses of school board chairpersons, central office personnel, and principals. The research design included five research questions along with six null hypotheses testing the relationship between actual and desired attributes of shared decision making for each of the three positions of school leader. One hypothesis tested the demographic variables--gender, age, educational level, and years of professional educational experience--as related ...


Principal And Teacher Perceptions Of School Climate Related To Value-Added Assessment And Selected School Contextual Effects In The First Tennessee District, Diann B. Casteel Aug 1994

Principal And Teacher Perceptions Of School Climate Related To Value-Added Assessment And Selected School Contextual Effects In The First Tennessee District, Diann B. Casteel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem related to this study was to develop a clearer understanding of organizational climates in K-8 schools in Tennessee and the relationship that climate has to school performance, as measured through value-added assessment. The purpose of this study was to identify relationships between dimensions of school climate and student achievement as measured by mandated value-added assessment at the third grade level in Tennessee. The study attempted to determine if there was a significant difference between principal and teacher perceptions of school climate and if a relationship existed between the school climate and value-added assessment. The study also endeavored to ...


The Effect Of The Use Of Computers On Writing In A Second Grade Classroom, Kevin L. Manning Aug 1994

The Effect Of The Use Of Computers On Writing In A Second Grade Classroom, Kevin L. Manning

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effect of the use of the computer on the quality of second grade students' writing.

Twenty-five second grade students from a rural, public elementary school district in western New York participated in this study. The study consisted of a collection of two separate writing samples taken from the students. One was done on the computer while the other one was done by pencil and paper.

It was a counterbalance design in that twelve of the students did the first writing sample on the computer, while the other thirteen students did the first writing ...


A Latter-Day Saint Home Education: Passing On A Goodly Heritage, Abbie Jane Birch Aug 1994

A Latter-Day Saint Home Education: Passing On A Goodly Heritage, Abbie Jane Birch

All Theses and Dissertations

Education is examined within the context of religious beliefs and values found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Education is defined as the process of becoming like God. An investigation is conducted into the stewardship and responsibility parents have for the education of their children. This responsibility is determined to be a sacred stewardship that cannot simply be delegated to others in society. All education is shown to be religious in nature. Conflicts between the beliefs and values of different members of society are found to be at the heart of many of the difficulties in ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/10 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Jul 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/10 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

On the academic performance of New Jersey's public school children : fourth and eight grade mathematics in 1992 / Howard Wainer.


Taylor: A Magazine For Taylor University Alumni And Friends (Summer 1994), Taylor University Jul 1994

Taylor: A Magazine For Taylor University Alumni And Friends (Summer 1994), Taylor University

The Taylor Magazine

The Summer 1994 edition of Taylor Magazine, published by Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Education And Falling Wages, Lester C. Thurow Jun 1994

Education And Falling Wages, Lester C. Thurow

New England Journal of Public Policy

Start with a statistic that should be burned into the brain of every American. If one looks at young males eighteen to twenty-five years of age who work full-time for a full year — eight hours a day, five days a week, fifty-two weeks a year — 18 percent of them could not earn a poverty-line income ($12,183 in 1990 dollars) in 1980. Ten years later, in 1990, that number had risen to 40 percent. Among young female workers eighteen to twenty-four years of age, the percentage unable to earn a poverty-line income despite full-time, full-year work rises from 29 to ...


Inclusion: Educating Students With And Without Disabilities, Bill Henderson Jun 1994

Inclusion: Educating Students With And Without Disabilities, Bill Henderson

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article presents an overview of inclusion, a practice that is being utilized increasingly in schools across the country. In inclusive schools, students who have disabilities learn together with their nondisabled peers. Teachers and support staff collaborate to serve all students in integrated classes. After reviewing the social and legal background of inclusion, Henderson describes specific strategies for designing and implementing successful programs. He outlines organizational change, curriculum and instruction modification, and school culture transformation.


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/09 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida Jun 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/09 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Human life, human organization and education / Andrew J. Coulson.


Teaching Parallel Computing To Freshmen, Donald Johnson, David Kotz, Fillia Makedon Jun 1994

Teaching Parallel Computing To Freshmen, Donald Johnson, David Kotz, Fillia Makedon

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles

Parallelism is the future of computing and computer science and should therefore be at the heart of the CS curriculum. Instead of continuing along the evolutionary path by introducing parallel computation “top down” (first in special junior-senior level courses), we are taking a radical approach and introducing parallelism at the earliest possible stages of instruction. Specifically, we are developing a completely new freshman-level course on data structures that integrates parallel computation naturally, and retains the emphasis on laboratory instruction. This will help to steer our curriculum as expeditiously as possible toward parallel computing.

Our approach is novel in three distinct ...


Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/08 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida May 1994

Education Policy Analysis Archives 02/08 , Arizona State University, University Of South Florida

College of Education Publications

Choosing higher education : educationally ambitious Chicanos and the path to social mobility / Patricia Gandara.