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The Education Of Pregnant Adolescents And Adolescent Parents, Margie Christine Moore Oct 1994

The Education Of Pregnant Adolescents And Adolescent Parents, Margie Christine Moore

Masters Theses

The enormity and seriousness of the problem of adolescent pregnancy in Kent County, in Michigan, and in the United States is documented, with implications given for future generations. Past and present perceptions of the problem are explored, and significant publications by professionals are reviewed. The needs of the young mother are identified. Educational, financial, legal, medical, physical and mental health, housing, and employment are among a confluence of issues confronting the adolescent who bears and rears her child. A variety of current educational programs appropriate for pregnant and parenting adolescents are then presented and summarized. The components of each program ...


Maximizing School Safety By Minimizing Student Violence On And Near School Grounds, William J. Bryson Oct 1994

Maximizing School Safety By Minimizing Student Violence On And Near School Grounds, William J. Bryson

Masters Theses

This research applications project addresses the phenomenon of rising violence among the youth of the United States, and includes a discussion of how this trend impacts our schools, particularly both the perceived and real danger it creates for our schools' students and staff members. Also considered are three youth activities which have accompanied this phenomenon. These behaviors are drug abuse and trafficking, gang activity, and weapons carrying and use. A brief analysis is presented regarding the degree and nature of these activities' relationships to each other and to youth violence. Finally, a handbook for school administrators' use is included titled ...


The Importance Of Recreational Reading, And Its Impact On Children's Motivation, Attitude Towards Reading, As Well As Reading Achievement, Lisa Marie Digiovanna Jul 1994

The Importance Of Recreational Reading, And Its Impact On Children's Motivation, Attitude Towards Reading, As Well As Reading Achievement, Lisa Marie Digiovanna

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether children's voluntary/recreational reading and their attitudes toward reading would affect their overall, reading achievement. Third, fifth and seventh grade students were the subjects for this study. Student surveys, parent questionnaires, teacher observations and standardized test scores were used to assess students' attitudes, time spent on recreational reading and overall achievement. Students were placed in an "above average", "average", or "below average" achievement group according to overall achievement. Significant differences were found among the three achievement groups. The "above average" and "average" achievers, from all three grade levels, showed greater ...


An International Comparison Of Lower Elementary School Schedules, Barbara Helen Wyns Jul 1994

An International Comparison Of Lower Elementary School Schedules, Barbara Helen Wyns

Masters Theses

International comparisons indicate that U.S. students test below other industrialized countries. Researchers identify a shorter school day and year as a possible reason. While recognizing the fundamental differences from country to country, this study focuses on the measurable variables; days of instruction per year and total hours of instruction for lower elementary students. Comparisons with Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and the United States, find that U.S. instructional days are fewer, however, the length of day is longer, and that total annual hours are second only to Japan. The amounts of homework and out of school learning are also ...


Examining The Use Of An Instructional History For Learning Disabled Students, Lynette J. Witte Jul 1994

Examining The Use Of An Instructional History For Learning Disabled Students, Lynette J. Witte

Masters Theses

The main purpose of this research study was to explore the use of instructional histories as learning disabled students progress through school. The study is confined to the area of reading histories. A review of the literature provides evidence to support the use of instructional histories as a basis for the curriculum planning for learning disabled students. The literature focuses on the areas of effective curriculum development and differences in the learning styles of LD students. A survey was used to determine if teachers of LD students were using instructional histories in reading. Suggestions based on survey results and literature ...


Identification Of Factors Leading To Successful Computer Implementation In Elementary Schools, Jeffrey A. Marsh Apr 1994

Identification Of Factors Leading To Successful Computer Implementation In Elementary Schools, Jeffrey A. Marsh

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to review existing research and write an article about factors that lead to greater computer usage in the elementary schools.; In completion of this study an exhaustive review of literature and research dealing with factors pertaining to successful elementary computer programs was conducted. From this review, a list of factors was created, and a survey developed. A phone survey was then completed for a group of 26 district computer coordinators. The surveys were then divided into schools with elementary computer models that computer coordinators ranked highly, and those which computer coordinators felt were lacking ...


Individualizing Instruction In The Secondary English Classroom, Christine C. Hester Jan 1994

Individualizing Instruction In The Secondary English Classroom, Christine C. Hester

Masters Theses

Individualized instruction is one approach that can be used to meet the needs of students at the secondary level who have different learning styles, abilities, and interests. After researching information about individualized instruction, it was clear that more innovative ideas, learning centers, and instructional materials needed to be developed at the secondary level, especially in the English classroom because so little has been done in that area.; This project deals with issues such as the physical classroom environment, learning centers/computers, learning styles, personal learning contracts, and the assessment of work based on the content of curriculum and how those ...


Perceptions Of Nurse Behaviors By Persons With Copd During Acute Shortness Of Breath, Joyce A. Kowatch Jan 1994

Perceptions Of Nurse Behaviors By Persons With Copd During Acute Shortness Of Breath, Joyce A. Kowatch

Masters Theses

This study employed a qualitative approach to explore the perceptions of clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease recalling nursing behaviors as a part of a process of helping during dyspnea. Grounded theory was used to look at how a client's world was constructed in this particular situation. Examination of data led to the generation of a hypothesis to explain the process of helping. Subjects were asked what it was like when they were extremely short of breath and what nursing behaviors helped or didn't help them.; Identified changes were categorized as suffocation, pain, energy depletion, panic, and cognitive ...


The Effect Of Teaching On Knowledge And Osteoporosis Health Beliefs Of Elderly Females, Yvonne M. Van Hoven Jan 1994

The Effect Of Teaching On Knowledge And Osteoporosis Health Beliefs Of Elderly Females, Yvonne M. Van Hoven

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an educational intervention on knowledge, self-efficacy, and health beliefs (susceptibility, seriousness, benefits, barriers, health motivation) related to osteoporosis.; The study was conducted using a pre-test-post-test quasi-experimental design. The sample included forty elderly females of two senior centers in a midwestern metropolitan area. The experimental group was composed of twenty subjects from a senior center. The remaining twenty subjects from a second senior center were included in the control group. Osteoporosis knowledge, self-efficacy, and health beliefs were measured before and after factual information about osteoporosis was given to the experimental ...


Moral Education, Thomas D. Van Heest Jan 1994

Moral Education, Thomas D. Van Heest

Masters Theses

Traditionally, public education in America strived to develop students intellectually and morally. During the last three decades, however, the content and the approach of moral education has undergone radical experimentation and transformation. The alarming moral decay in our nation today--particularly, in cases involving youth--requires that public education reexamine its philosophy and methodology for moral education.; This study examines the research on traditional character education, values clarification, and moral development. Character education is recommended as the most practical and ethical approach to moral education.; Finally, a character education model is presented for the middle school. Points of emphasis are the teaching ...


School Sexism And Its Educational Implications, Michelle Ann Frantz Jan 1994

School Sexism And Its Educational Implications, Michelle Ann Frantz

Masters Theses

Despite American education's claim that it is an equalizing force, a body of research documents that females do not receive equitable experiences in school when compared to the same experiences of boys. This study investigates many of the forces that have contributed to the persistence of gender inequity.; This study then examines feminist theory, the history of female education, and current research on school sexism. Next, the results of surveys given to a group of secondary educators and another given to a random sampling of high school students do show that gender inequities still occur even though claims to ...