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The Journal Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xiv No. 1 & 2 Fall 1986-Spring 1987, Interdenominational Theological Center Nov 1986

The Journal Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xiv No. 1 & 2 Fall 1986-Spring 1987, Interdenominational Theological Center

The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center

No abstract provided.


Determining Fringe Benefits Packages For A Public School System: An Experimental Investigation Of The Impact On Satisfaction Levels Of Two Specific Models, Woodrow Wilson Jr. Jul 1986

Determining Fringe Benefits Packages For A Public School System: An Experimental Investigation Of The Impact On Satisfaction Levels Of Two Specific Models, Woodrow Wilson Jr.

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relative effectiveness of a participatory intervention process on the level of satisfaction for an employee benefits package. The main hypotheses attempted to determine if the treatment improved: 1. Posttest satisfaction scores of the combined groups. 2. Posttest scores for the direct treatment (delegate) indirect treatment and the control groups as compared to their pretest scores. A randomized sample of ten per cent of the employees were selected and divided into a control group and an indirect treatment group. A ten per cent sample of the indirect treatment group was selected to ...


Factors Which Affect The Effectiveness Of Faculty Development Programs In Historically Black Institutions, Saundra J. Winston Jul 1986

Factors Which Affect The Effectiveness Of Faculty Development Programs In Historically Black Institutions, Saundra J. Winston

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The purpose of this study was to identify those factors that are perceived to affect the effectiveness of faculty development programs in historically black undergraduate colleges and universities. A Perception of Faculty Development Programs Survey was sent to 672 deans, department chairpersons, and faculty members at 95 black institutions. Findings indicate that perceptions among deans, department chairpersons, and faculty members were compatible. Data concerning major goals and purposes, those goals that are perceived as being adequately and inadequately met, enhancers and inhibitors of program effectiveness, and factors which affect those perceptions were generated from this study. Funding was perceived to ...


Reading Achievement: Oral Language Proficiency And Biographical Data Of Third Grade Students Of Atlanta, Georgia, Cora Holmes Reed Jul 1986

Reading Achievement: Oral Language Proficiency And Biographical Data Of Third Grade Students Of Atlanta, Georgia, Cora Holmes Reed

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This study examined the relationship between oral language proficiency and reading achievement, between birth order and reading achievement, between parent income and reading achievement, between sex and reading achievement, between parent type and reading achievement of third grade students in the Atlanta Public School System of Atlanta, Georgia.

Test instruments used were the California Achievement Test and the Paradigmatic-Syntagmatic Language Inventory Scale Biographical data was obtained from school records. The data analysis techniques utilized was the Pearson Correlation Coefficient.

The findings showed significant correlation between birth order and reading achievement, between oral language proficiency and reading achievements. The correlation between ...


A Comparison Between Selected Psychological And Educational Factors And Academic Performance Of Students Enrolled In Alternative And Traditional Schools, Emma L. York Jul 1986

A Comparison Between Selected Psychological And Educational Factors And Academic Performance Of Students Enrolled In Alternative And Traditional Schools, Emma L. York

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Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to analyze the personal characteristics of high school students enrolled in an alternative school with those enrolled in a traditional school and (2) to compare the achievement observed in selected psychological and educational factors by these students during a semester. Significance of the Study A review of the literature pertaining to high risk students revealed that the majority of the studies focused on the acquisition of basic skills to the relative exclusion of other important areas. For example, there was a paucity of research related to the affective ...


The Effect Of Selected Psychological And Occupational Characteristics On Atlanta University Black Female Doctoral Graduates In Education And The Sciences, Virginia Ann Sanford Jul 1986

The Effect Of Selected Psychological And Occupational Characteristics On Atlanta University Black Female Doctoral Graduates In Education And The Sciences, Virginia Ann Sanford

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Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study was to compare selected psychological and occupational characteristics of black female doctoral graduates who chose careers in education with black female doctoral graduates who chose careers in the sciences at Atlanta University between the academic years 1975 through 1985.

Hypotheses

The significance of differences between the two groups was tested on the following variables: 1) women's self-perception; 2) women's perception of women's ideal woman; 3) women's perception of men's ideal woman; 4) deterministic; 5) motivation to achieve; 6) need for control; 7) concern for people; 8 ...


The Majority To Minority Transfer: A Comparison Of Black Achievement In Majority White And Majority Black High Schools, Gilbert N. Turman Jul 1986

The Majority To Minority Transfer: A Comparison Of Black Achievement In Majority White And Majority Black High Schools, Gilbert N. Turman

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Achievement levels of black students who attend predominantly black neighborhood schools were compared to those of black students who utilize the majority to minority (M-to-M) transfer option to attend majority white schools. The bases for comparison were the students' performance on the seventh grade CAT, the ninth grade CAT and the verbal and math sections of the SAT. The data obtained were analyzed and tested for signifi cance and correlation. Perceptual data was gathered from stu dent and parent surveys.

Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to aid administrators and staff in improving the instructional program ...


The Effects Of Living Arrangements On The Academic Performance And Retention Rate Of College Students Over A Four-Year Period, Mary Agnes Booker Ware Jun 1986

The Effects Of Living Arrangements On The Academic Performance And Retention Rate Of College Students Over A Four-Year Period, Mary Agnes Booker Ware

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Attrition in colleges and universities has been high during most of the 20th century. Today's colleges are faced with high attrition rates and declining enrollments.

With fewer students available and continuing high attrition rates, institutions have increased their recruitment efforts and reviewed strategies for retention.

Improvement of institutional services and programs, including the expansion of living/learning centers in the residence halls, organized advisement programs and curriculum reforms were among the strategies suggested for retention in the literature.

As the need to increase retention becomes more obvious, administrators will need to use all of their resources to decrease the ...


The Journal Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xiii No. 2 Spring Of 1986, Interdenominational Theological Center May 1986

The Journal Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xiii No. 2 Spring Of 1986, Interdenominational Theological Center

The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center

No abstract provided.


Influential Factors For The Retention Of Freshmen College Students At A Junior College In Alabama, Mcnair Ramsey Jr. May 1986

Influential Factors For The Retention Of Freshmen College Students At A Junior College In Alabama, Mcnair Ramsey Jr.

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The purpose of this study was to examine factors that would influence freshmen college students to remain in school by using an experimental design of rap sessions with low socio-economic, low achieving first-year college students in a control and experimental group.

The sample consisted of 39 students in the control group and 27 students in the experimental group randomly selected from 190 newly recruited students for the 1985-1986 academic year at a junior college in Selma, Alabama.

Information was gathered from the students and their parents, from the students' academic files in the registrar’s office, the financial aid office ...


A Survey Of Microcomputer Usage And The Perceptions Of Special Educators In The Instruction Of Mildly Handicapped Students Within Selected School Systems Of Georgia, Bettyanne Clarke Tinsley May 1986

A Survey Of Microcomputer Usage And The Perceptions Of Special Educators In The Instruction Of Mildly Handicapped Students Within Selected School Systems Of Georgia, Bettyanne Clarke Tinsley

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RATIONALE The purpose of the study was to survey the use of microcomputers as instructional assisted tools in the education of mildly handicapped students from selected school systems of Georgia. Specifically, the study addressed the following issues: (1) identified instructional uses of microcomputers in special education; (2) areas of exceptionality wherein instructional micro computer usage is evidenced; (3) perceptions of special educators toward microcomputer applications; and (4) future implications.

SIGNIFICANCE The study will greatly expand the literature base and identify factors related to the use of microcomputers in the instructional process of educating mildly handicapped students.

METHODS AND PROCEDURES Data ...


The Predictive Effectiveness Of Two Instructional Model Of Chapter 1 Compensatory Education Focused On Principals' Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes, And Student Achievement, Alfred D. Wyatt Sr. Apr 1986

The Predictive Effectiveness Of Two Instructional Model Of Chapter 1 Compensatory Education Focused On Principals' Leadership Styles, Teacher Attitudes, And Student Achievement, Alfred D. Wyatt Sr.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two instructional models (In-Class and Pull-Out) and their impact on the achievement of students enrolled in the Chapter I Compensatory Program. An additional purpose was to investigate the impact of the principals’ leadership styles and teacher attitudes on the efficacy of these methods. Methods and Procedures-The first, second, and third grades of 30 Atlanta Public Schools of Area I served as the target population for this study. There were 52,869 students from low—income families in the Atlanta Public Schools in 1982-3--9,327 of those students were first ...


A Secondary Cooperative Team Teaching Developmental Model Content Validation Study, Estella Taylor-Jackson Apr 1986

A Secondary Cooperative Team Teaching Developmental Model Content Validation Study, Estella Taylor-Jackson

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No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Instruction In Problem-Solving Strategies Including Reading Word Problems On Student Achievement In Solving Word Problems, Eugene Trammell Apr 1986

The Effects Of Instruction In Problem-Solving Strategies Including Reading Word Problems On Student Achievement In Solving Word Problems, Eugene Trammell

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The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant difference between the traditional method and the experimental or structured method of instruction in word problem solving and translating them into almost word less sentences. Two groups of ninth graders in a general mathematics course on reading and solving word problems were selected for the study. At the beginning of the study a pre test for achievement differences was administered. The test results indicated there were no significant achievement differences between the groups when the test was initiated.

Word problem solving instruction was given to the experimental ...


Reasons For Leaving School As Perceived By Early School Leavers, Fannie Marshall Primm Mar 1986

Reasons For Leaving School As Perceived By Early School Leavers, Fannie Marshall Primm

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Purpose

The purpose of this study was to identify and explain the selective responses that dropout students felt contributed to their leaving school before graduation.

Procedures

The researcher collected three sets of data which included the review of the literature, the student records in the Southwest School District and the interviews of two hundred participants using McDowell's questionnaire.

The questions were conceived of as functioning primarily in the context of justification. Thus, the researcher did not begin with previously identified reasons; rather, the researcher examined the responses to determine reasons which seem to be fruitful. The Sophia McDowell questionnaire ...


The Torch Yearbook 1986, Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) Jan 1986

The Torch Yearbook 1986, Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.)

Morehouse College Yearbooks

No abstract provided.


Bulletin Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xxvi January 1986, Interdenominational Theological Center Jan 1986

Bulletin Of The Interdenominational Theological Center Vol. Xxvi January 1986, Interdenominational Theological Center

Bulletin of the Interdenominational Theological Center

No abstract provided.


Kerygma Yearbook 1986, Gammon Theological Seminary Jan 1986

Kerygma Yearbook 1986, Gammon Theological Seminary

Interdenominational Theological Center Yearbooks

No abstract provided.


Reflections Yearbook 1986, Spelman College Jan 1986

Reflections Yearbook 1986, Spelman College

Spelman College Yearbooks

No abstract provided.


The Panther 1986: Emphasis On Excellence, Then And Now, Clark College Jan 1986

The Panther 1986: Emphasis On Excellence, Then And Now, Clark College

Yearbooks of Clark College & Clark Atlanta University

Clark College Yearbook 1986.


The Brownite Yearbook 1986, Morris Brown College Jan 1986

The Brownite Yearbook 1986, Morris Brown College

Morris Brown College Yearbooks

No abstract provided.


Information On Occupation Tax For Education, An Influence On Voting Patterns: An Experiment, Lamar Schell Jan 1986

Information On Occupation Tax For Education, An Influence On Voting Patterns: An Experiment, Lamar Schell

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This dissertation illustrates, experimentally, how the voting patterns of a population can be changed by an informative presentation. In 1979 an occupational tax was brought before the citizens of Atlanta, Georgia and it was voted down. There are many indications that this tax would be an excellent source of income for a city such as Atlanta. Because of certain factors, a new source of income for public education will be needed through the eighties and nineties, particularly for regions of the country like Georgia. Some of the factors that will influence educational finance are: 1. changes in the Federal Government ...


School Improvement: The Relationship Between Effective School Characteristics And Student Achievement In Selected Dekalb County Schools, Fannie Harrison Tartt Jan 1986

School Improvement: The Relationship Between Effective School Characteristics And Student Achievement In Selected Dekalb County Schools, Fannie Harrison Tartt

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between effective school characteristics and student achievement after the first year of implementing a school improvement project. The intent of this study was to analyze what occurred in terms of processes and products and to compare changes in school characteristics and student changes achievement in the treatment schools in the control schools. The study posed the following questions:

1. Was there a difference in the treatment group and in the control group in changes in effective school characteristics: environment, goals, leadership, expectations, time-on-task, monitoring student progress, and home/school relations ...