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The Theoretical Learning Impact Of A Summer Engineering Program Curriculum For Underrepresented Middle School Students, Vaneshette Teshawn Henderson Jan 2010

The Theoretical Learning Impact Of A Summer Engineering Program Curriculum For Underrepresented Middle School Students, Vaneshette Teshawn Henderson

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This mixed methods, exploratory and confirmatory study was designed to evaluate the theoretical learning impact of a innovative summer engineering program curriculum would have on its audience, middle school minority students. Several theories were used to develop the innovative curriculum including Human Constructivism, cultural learning styles of African Americans, visual spatial learning and graphic design learning. This study was completed in two phases: evaluation of existing middle school summer engineering program curriculum for best practices and development of innovative curriculum and expert evaluation of the innovative curriculum. Three existing programs from across the country participated in this study. Five engineering ...


The Experiences Of African American Grandchildren Raised In Grandparent-Headed Families, Karia Kelch-Oliver May 2008

The Experiences Of African American Grandchildren Raised In Grandparent-Headed Families, Karia Kelch-Oliver

Counseling and Psychological Services Dissertations

There has been an increase in grandparents raising their grandchildren due to parental absence. This family structure has affected urban, single, low income African Americans at a higher rate than any other racial group. Research on grandchildren reared in grandparent-headed families (GHF) states these children are at risk for significant emotional, behavioral, physical problems, and learning disabilities than children living with their biological parents. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of African American grandchildren raised in GHF. Both quantitative and qualitative methodology was used, including individual interviews with 14 African American grandchildren ages 10-16 and their ...


Peacebuilders And The Values Of Culturally Diverse Students, Duan Carmichael Kellum Jan 2004

Peacebuilders And The Values Of Culturally Diverse Students, Duan Carmichael Kellum

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to examine the cultural relevance of the Peacebuilders model. The study shows that programs such as Peacebuilders need to address concepts of culture that will enhance the diversity of program participants. Many schools and school districts are utilizing these programs to head off student violence, resolve student conflicts and premote school wide harmony.


The Perceived Factors That Influence College Choice Among Low And Middle-Income African American High School Seniors: A Comparison Between A Predominately White And A Predominately Black High School, Kinna F. Perry Jan 2004

The Perceived Factors That Influence College Choice Among Low And Middle-Income African American High School Seniors: A Comparison Between A Predominately White And A Predominately Black High School, Kinna F. Perry

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Identifying Gifted African-American Students: A Case Study Of A Louisiana School System, Donna Lynn Sutton Jan 2002

Identifying Gifted African-American Students: A Case Study Of A Louisiana School System, Donna Lynn Sutton

Doctoral Dissertations

In 1995, the Office for Civil Rights conducted a compliance review of the Bayou Parish School System (a pseudonym) in Louisiana. The review revealed a statistically significant underrepresentation of African-American students in the Bayou Parish gifted program. This case study examined how African-American representation in a gifted program may be increased through the use of research-based interventions implemented by the Office for Civil Rights.

The researcher used both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze data. Documents from the Office for Civil Rights and the Louisiana Department of Education were examined to: (a) show patterns of African-American and nonminority ...


Perceptions Of Factors Associated With Academic Success Among African American Students On Four Predominantly White Campuses In Northeast Tennessee, Jean M. Harper Aug 1999

Perceptions Of Factors Associated With Academic Success Among African American Students On Four Predominantly White Campuses In Northeast Tennessee, Jean M. Harper

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the perceptions of successful African American sophomore students and their adjustment to academic success at predominantly White colleges and universities. Twenty African American sophomore females and twenty African American sophomore males from two predominantly White community colleges and two predominantly White universities participated in the study. Each subject completed a demographic survey and participated in an interview. Results indicated that both the attitudes of African American students toward education and their perceptions of the attitudes of those in the educational system towards African American students played an integral role ...


Perceptions Of African-American Seniors Regarding Factors Of Institutional Support At Three Predominantly White Tennessee State-Supported Institutions Of Higher Education, Delmar L. Mack May 1999

Perceptions Of African-American Seniors Regarding Factors Of Institutional Support At Three Predominantly White Tennessee State-Supported Institutions Of Higher Education, Delmar L. Mack

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study of African-American seniors at East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was conducted to solicit student responses about the perceptions of their schools, university services, and experiences at those institutions. The study employed quantitative data and descriptive analysis was performed. Data collected in this study described the demographic characteristics of the students and their perceptions, attitudes, experiences and level of involvement in the campus environment for African-American seniors. Data in this study indicated perceptions that Tennessee must be committed to increasing financial support to the universities. Universities must be committed ...


A Portrayal Of The Work Life Of Tenured African-American Female Faculty Working Within Historically White, Public Institutions Of Higher Education In Virginia, Carol A. Wilson Dec 1998

A Portrayal Of The Work Life Of Tenured African-American Female Faculty Working Within Historically White, Public Institutions Of Higher Education In Virginia, Carol A. Wilson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to portray the experiences of African-American tenured female faculty employed within Historically White, public institutions of higher education in Virginia. This study is a portrait of the career paths, teaching experiences, institutional experiences, community and personal activities, work life, and the future of African-Americans. The study focused on personal experiences and provided a grounded recording for other African-American female faculty members employed within comparable institutions of higher education. The interviews also addressed educational preparation, mentoring, expectations, frustrations, difficulties, cultural and collegial experiences. Participants' audio taped responses were transcribed. Similarities that evolved from the discussions ...


A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff May 1998

A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of integration on two black high schools and their communities in East Tennessee. The purpose of the study was to show how integration impacted these two communities both negatively and positively. The research method was qualitative and used the case study approach. Interviews of former students, teachers, and administrators of these two schools was a primary source of data collection. Further analysis of the data used the qualitative software package QSR NUD*IST 4.0. Data gained from the interviews, coupled with historical and current literature, as well as other published documents in relation to ...


Acute Blood Pressure Responses To Static And Dynamic Exercise: Racial Differences, Reuben Leon Wright Apr 1998

Acute Blood Pressure Responses To Static And Dynamic Exercise: Racial Differences, Reuben Leon Wright

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

African Americans have a higher incidence of hypertension than other racial groups. Furthermore, some research suggests that normotensive individuals who exhibit exaggerated blood pressure (BP) responses to exercise may be at risk for future hypertension. This study sought to determine if normotensive African Americans exhibited exaggerated BP responses to static exercise or dynamic exercise relative to Caucasian Americans and Asian Americans. Thirty normotensive subjects participated from each of the three racial groups (15 males and 15 females). Subjects held 30% of maximal voluntary contraction (right knee extension) for 3 minutes, and BP was recorded during the third minute. On a ...


Perceptions Of African-American Males Regarding Factors Supporting Doctoral Completion In Colleges Of Education, William Respress May 1997

Perceptions Of African-American Males Regarding Factors Supporting Doctoral Completion In Colleges Of Education, William Respress

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the study was to examine what institutional factors most influenced the decision of African-American male doctoral scholars to persist unto graduation. The literature review showed mentoring, institutional climate, race relations, and social adjustment as key factors in persistence of minorities in graduate studies. An objective specific to the study was to explore the cumulative outcomes that mentoring, social adjustment, institutional climate, and race relations have upon persistence. The population included scholars at both Predominantly White Colleges (PWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the United States in Colleges of Education. One hundred sixty-four scholars ...


Identity Development And Student Involvement Of African-American Undergraduate Students At Historically White Colleges And Universities In Southern Appalachia, Rosemary G. Bundy Jan 1997

Identity Development And Student Involvement Of African-American Undergraduate Students At Historically White Colleges And Universities In Southern Appalachia, Rosemary G. Bundy

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study of African American undergraduates at Emory & Henry College, Tusculum College, Western Carolina University, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian State University, and University of North Carolina at Asheville was conducted to determine students' stages of identity development, level of involvement in campus activities, and demographic characteristics within historically White Southern Appalachian colleges and universities, both public and independent. Three research questions were answered by analyzing 21 null hypotheses using the t-test and the chi square test. Hypotheses were tested at the.05 level of significance. Data collected in this study revealed that the students' perceptions of identity development and ...


A Study To Determine The Participation Of African Americans And Spanish Americans In Graduate Studies: A Local Perspective, Angela J. Hampton Jan 1996

A Study To Determine The Participation Of African Americans And Spanish Americans In Graduate Studies: A Local Perspective, Angela J. Hampton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to look at the following questions: 1. Has the growth declined or increased over the last five years for African American and Spanish American students in graduate studies in the Hampton Roads area? 2. What is the difference between enrollment of Spanish Americans and African Americans in the Hampton Roads area? 3. Is the participation in graduate programs higher at historically black universities or white universities in the Hampton Roads area?


Multiple Intelligences And The Gifted Identification Of African-American Students, Oscar Scott Jr. Jul 1995

Multiple Intelligences And The Gifted Identification Of African-American Students, Oscar Scott Jr.

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

There have been three national reports addressing giftedness: Education of the Gifted and Talented: Report to the Congress of the United States by the U.S. Commissioner of Education (1972) AKA the Marland Report; The National Report on Identification: Assessment and Recommendations for Comprehensive Identification of Gifted and Talented Youth (1982) AKA the National Report on Identification; and National Excellence: A Case for Developing America's Talent (1993) AKA National Excellence. All have documented the underrepresentation of African-American students in programs for the gifted and talented and the disproportionate reliance on standardized intelligence and achievenent tests for gifted and talented ...


A Study Of Washington's Black Community Focusing On Its Conservative Nature And Demonstrating How This Conservative Curriculum In The School, Caleb Virgil Brunson Jan 1974

A Study Of Washington's Black Community Focusing On Its Conservative Nature And Demonstrating How This Conservative Curriculum In The School, Caleb Virgil Brunson

OBU Graduate Theses

The problem is to put into perspective the social, moral, and economic characteristics of the contemporary black citizens of Washington. Also the study will demonstrate how the contemporary profile of this black community is rooted in Washington 's history. This study will also deal with the present mood, and general characteristics of activities in this community.


A Study Of The Holley School For Negroes, Lottsburg, Virginia : "Our Three Acres", Jean Norris Booth Apr 1956

A Study Of The Holley School For Negroes, Lottsburg, Virginia : "Our Three Acres", Jean Norris Booth

Master's Theses

Beneath the sturdy oaks that have weathered the stormy conflicts ot time, thare stands in Lottsburg District, Northumberland County, Virginia; the remains, now in crumbling deterioration, of a project for Negro education. Women, who prior to the War between the States had been Abolitionists, continued their work for the betterment of the Negroes at the cessation of hostilities.


Negro Training In An Industrialized Democracy, Willard Potter Aug 1946

Negro Training In An Industrialized Democracy, Willard Potter

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study has to do with the training of the Negro in an industrial democracy in which the national government once assumed the direct responsibility for such training, as well as with the results which were incurred when this government relinquished its role as administrator. It will be pointed out how the lassitude of able and gifted minds during the past century in regard to the Negro question led to haphazard efforts, on the part of inspired philanthropists and zealous home missionaries, to educate the Negro; and how such attitude brought about a Negro psychology of "accommodation’’ in the South ...


Differences Between White And Negro Children In Two W.P.A. Nursery Schools As Revealed By Selected Indexes Of Psychological Development ..., Rhetta Stone Ragland Jan 1942

Differences Between White And Negro Children In Two W.P.A. Nursery Schools As Revealed By Selected Indexes Of Psychological Development ..., Rhetta Stone Ragland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Differences Between White And Negro Children In Two W.P.A. Nursery Schools As Revealed By Selected Indexes Of Psychological Development ..., Rhetta Stone Ragland Jan 1942

Differences Between White And Negro Children In Two W.P.A. Nursery Schools As Revealed By Selected Indexes Of Psychological Development ..., Rhetta Stone Ragland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Some Effects Of Home Economics Training Upon The Home Practices Of Negro Families In Texas ..., Mary Hunter Jan 1931

Some Effects Of Home Economics Training Upon The Home Practices Of Negro Families In Texas ..., Mary Hunter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.