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The Effect Of Varying Data Collection Techniques In Evaluating The Impact Of A Social Problem Solving Curriculum , John Frederick Tompkins Jan 1999

The Effect Of Varying Data Collection Techniques In Evaluating The Impact Of A Social Problem Solving Curriculum , John Frederick Tompkins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The ability to apply techniques associated with problem solving and decision making has been identified as an area receiving significant emphasis in today's educational programming. Goodman, Gravitt and Kaslow (1995) found that children who had experienced a high impact of negative life events with less effective social problem solving skills reported higher levels of depression compared to children that exhibited more effective social problem solving skills. The following questions are posed as problem statements for this study: (1) Is student performance in social problem solving measured in a one-to-one structured interview enhanced when demonstration or application of skills is ...


A Comparison Between Traditional And Nontraditional Elementary Schools On The Basis Of The Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem Of Students And Parental Perceptions Of The Education Provided , Willie C. Johnson Jan 1982

A Comparison Between Traditional And Nontraditional Elementary Schools On The Basis Of The Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem Of Students And Parental Perceptions Of The Education Provided , Willie C. Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine how students who were provided a fundamental elementary school curriculum compared with those who were provided a regular elementary school curriculum in the areas of basic skills and self-concept. The study also compared the perceptions of students' parents to determine if there were differences in their attitudes toward the education provided. The sample consisted of 52 fundamental school students, 52 regular school students, and 50 of their parents;Univariate analysis of variance was employed to test differences between fundamental and regular school students' achievement as measured by the Iowa Test of Basic ...