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A Study Of Vocational Programs For Handicapped Students In Newport News, Virginia, William D. Barton Jan 1980

A Study Of Vocational Programs For Handicapped Students In Newport News, Virginia, William D. Barton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Not all handicapped students can successfully fit into mainstream classes, even on a limited basis, and most particularly in shop oriented vocational areas. The research goals of this study were to: 1. Provide proof that handicapped students, especially educable mentally retarded, can be successfully trained, given the proper learning atmosphere; 2. Provide justification that a separate vocational educational track for educable mentally retarded students should be established where they may compete only with others in their peer group.


A Study Of The Benefits That Audio-Visuals Have On High School Crafts Classes, F. Evans Cochran Jan 1980

A Study Of The Benefits That Audio-Visuals Have On High School Crafts Classes, F. Evans Cochran

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to ascertain the benefit that a slide-tape series had on wheel throwing in an Industrial Crafts class. The benefit of using visuals in wheel throwing and other related areas will be determined through the data provided in this study.


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Speed Building With And Without Error Penalties In Developing Straight-Copy Typewriting Speed, Jerusha Moseley Coleman Jan 1980

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Speed Building With And Without Error Penalties In Developing Straight-Copy Typewriting Speed, Jerusha Moseley Coleman

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study as to determine if there is a relationship between speed building with and without error penalties in developing straight-copy typewriting speed in the first semester of beginning typewriting. The general hypothesis is that there is no significant difference.


An Evaluation Of The Masters Program In Industrial Arts Education At Old Dominion University 1974-1979, Michael L. Davenport Jan 1980

An Evaluation Of The Masters Program In Industrial Arts Education At Old Dominion University 1974-1979, Michael L. Davenport

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was accomplished for two basic reasons: 1. To determine the degree to which the Industrial Arts Education program achieved its objectives; 2. To collect data needed to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Masters Program in Industrial Arts Education.


An Analysis Of Alternative Students' Attitudes Enrolled In "Exploring The Construction Industry" At The Virginia Beach Career Development Center, Martin M. Fay Jan 1980

An Analysis Of Alternative Students' Attitudes Enrolled In "Exploring The Construction Industry" At The Virginia Beach Career Development Center, Martin M. Fay

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to analyze the alternative students enrolled in "Exploring the Construction Industry" at the Career Development Center. The study centered on improving the alternative students' self-reliance which include positive self-image, pride in one's work, increased exhibition of craftsmanship in both group and individual activities, and, above all, increased decision-making skills.


A Study To Determine If Factors Such As Child Labor Laws, Minimum Wages, Tax Credits, And Shifts Of Retail Trade And Service Businesses From The City To The County Have Contributed To A Decline In Employment Opportunities For 14 And 15 Year Old Disadvantaged Youth In Charlottesville, Virginia, Daniel W. Fielding Jan 1980

A Study To Determine If Factors Such As Child Labor Laws, Minimum Wages, Tax Credits, And Shifts Of Retail Trade And Service Businesses From The City To The County Have Contributed To A Decline In Employment Opportunities For 14 And 15 Year Old Disadvantaged Youth In Charlottesville, Virginia, Daniel W. Fielding

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This problem was answered by focusing on the following research questions: 1. Did existing state and federal labor regulations, as they related to the employment of 14 and 15 year old youth, influence the hiring practices of employers in Charlottesville? 2.


Activities For Materials And Processes Technology, Leo M. Gibbs Jr. Jan 1980

Activities For Materials And Processes Technology, Leo M. Gibbs Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to establish laboratory and classroom activities that deal particularly with the materials and processes technology area of Industrial Arts. These activities will reinforce instruction and give the student personal experience using the materials and processes of modern industrial technology.


A Study Of Methods And Strategies Utilized By Supervisors And Teachers For Revision, Update And Modernization Of Industrial Arts Subject Matter In Tidewater, Virginia Public Schools Systems, Richard L. Hicks Jan 1980

A Study Of Methods And Strategies Utilized By Supervisors And Teachers For Revision, Update And Modernization Of Industrial Arts Subject Matter In Tidewater, Virginia Public Schools Systems, Richard L. Hicks

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

In order to consider what subject matter could or should be included into an Industrial Arts curriculum for modernization, the following questions should provide direction for planning: 1. Who should be included on a curriculum committee? 2. Who should provide the curriculum committee with leadership and dominate direction? 3. Who should be responsible for setting goals for curriculum review or revision? 4. What strategies are employed by a curriculum committee to include and exclude subject material? Should the Industrial Arts subject area include a technical advisory committee?


A Study To Determine The Awareness Of Tidewater Industrial Arts Teachers Of The Procedures For Proper Handling Of Toxic Substances, Brigitte Graudins Valesey Jan 1980

A Study To Determine The Awareness Of Tidewater Industrial Arts Teachers Of The Procedures For Proper Handling Of Toxic Substances, Brigitte Graudins Valesey

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study sought to answer the following questions: 1. What are the toxic substances used most frequently in industrial arts laboratories? 2. How are each of these substances stored and handled? 3. Who most frequently handles these substances? 4. Are both students and instructors adequately informed of the potential hazards relating to the use of these substances? 5. What recommendations should be made to increase teacher awareness of the harmful side effects of toxic substances, both on them and their students?


An Analysis Of The Usefulness Of Educational Research Training To The Vocational Education Students Of Old Dominion University, Billy B. Ricks Jan 1980

An Analysis Of The Usefulness Of Educational Research Training To The Vocational Education Students Of Old Dominion University, Billy B. Ricks

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to conduct a survey of those graduates of Old Dominion University, Department of Vocational and Industrial Arts Education receiving their Master of Science Degrees to determine and analyze the usefulness of educational research training.


Development Of Measurement Instruments For Testing Minimum Competency For The Woods Technology I Curriculums In The State Of Virginia, Maynard D. West Jr. Jan 1980

Development Of Measurement Instruments For Testing Minimum Competency For The Woods Technology I Curriculums In The State Of Virginia, Maynard D. West Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

No abstract provided.


In School Study To Determine Whether The Business Education Curriculum At Windsor High School Should Be Expanded, Charleen W. Saunders Jan 1980

In School Study To Determine Whether The Business Education Curriculum At Windsor High School Should Be Expanded, Charleen W. Saunders

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The intent of this study was to determine: 1) the present values of the program; 2) to discharge the traditional idea that Business Education is only a clerical or secretarial program for female students; 3) to improve enrollment to a two teacher department; 4) to become more student oriented; 5) to eliminate the foreclosing of the Business Department.


A Study To Substantiate The Need For Consumer Economic Education In Norfolk Secondary Schools, Geraldine W. Scott Jan 1980

A Study To Substantiate The Need For Consumer Economic Education In Norfolk Secondary Schools, Geraldine W. Scott

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The basic objectives of this study were as follows: 1) to conduct a survey using a questionnaire to determine the level of competence in basic business survival skills of a sample of graduates from the Norfolk school system; 2) to clarify status and identify problems of the current consumer economic curriculum by collecting detailed information that describes the existing conditions and practices regarding consumer economic education in the Norfolk City Schools; 3) to make comparisons and evaluations between the existing Norfolk consumer economic curriculum and the findings from the questionnaire regarding the need for consumer economic education in the Norfolk ...


A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Grade Point Average And Job Success, Charlotte S. Slade Jan 1980

A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Grade Point Average And Job Success, Charlotte S. Slade

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study focused on the following questions: 1) Are grades predictors of job success? 2) Is there a significant difference in job success between students with an A average, students with a B average, and students with a C average? 3) In what aspects of their jobs are students most successful? Can these aspects relate to success in the classroom? 4) In what aspects of their jobs are students least successful? Can these also be predicted by grades?


Old Dominion University: A Half Century Of Service, John R. Sweeney Jan 1980

Old Dominion University: A Half Century Of Service, John R. Sweeney

History Faculty Bookshelf

Dr. James R. Sweeney has written an informative account of the university's first half-century. It is a history of growth from a small two-year branch of the College of William and Mary to a state-supported university that has gained its own national reputation.

[From the "Introduction," by Alfred B. Rollins Jr, Aug. 14, 1980]


An Analysis Of The Strategies Employed In Recruiting Industrial Arts Majors By Industrial Arts Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, John F. Carr Apr 1979

An Analysis Of The Strategies Employed In Recruiting Industrial Arts Majors By Industrial Arts Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, John F. Carr

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to conduct a national survey to identify and analyze the methods and strategies necessary to recruit students to the industrial arts teacher education program at Old Dominion University.


A Technical Study Evaluating The Three Major Brands Of Spark Plugs, Kenneth J. Brumley Jan 1979

A Technical Study Evaluating The Three Major Brands Of Spark Plugs, Kenneth J. Brumley

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

In this research study the researcher will prove which spark plugs will perform the best in all operating conditions. These conditions are structural strength, anti-fouling characteristics, carbon tracking resistance, extended operational performance, high temperatures, high pressures, high voltage, seal ability, combustion performance, and the ability to resist detonation and pre-ignition.


The Effect Of Federal Monies On Reimbursed Cooperative Programs Versus Non-Reimbursed Programs For Disadvantaged Youth In Selected Secondary Schools In Virginia, Luther L. Atha Jr. Jan 1979

The Effect Of Federal Monies On Reimbursed Cooperative Programs Versus Non-Reimbursed Programs For Disadvantaged Youth In Selected Secondary Schools In Virginia, Luther L. Atha Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of the study is to show that non-reimbursed, disadvantaged co-op programs in selected secondary schools in Virginia are successful without federal monies and that the federal reimbursement is not necessary for the success and existence of the EFE program at S. H. Clarke Vocational Training Center.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of The Repeal Of The Sunday Blue Law On The Placement Of Distributive Education Cooperative Students In Hampton, Carol S. Rollins Jan 1979

A Study To Determine The Effect Of The Repeal Of The Sunday Blue Law On The Placement Of Distributive Education Cooperative Students In Hampton, Carol S. Rollins

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the repeal of the Sunday Closing Law on the employment of Distributive Education students and how the employment needs of retail establishments would be effected based on the repeal of the Sunday Closing Law.


The Identification And Validation Of The Minimum Competencies For Woodworking I And Woodworking Ii Curriculums In Virginia, Lawrence W. Thrasher Jan 1979

The Identification And Validation Of The Minimum Competencies For Woodworking I And Woodworking Ii Curriculums In Virginia, Lawrence W. Thrasher

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were followed as guides. The researcher would: 1. Validate a prepared list of identified woodworking competency tasks by means of a survey submitted to the advisory committee; 2. Develop those competency tasks selected by the advisory committee into competency based instructional units; 3. Validate the prepared list of developed competency based instructional units by means of a survey submitted to the advisory committee; 4. Prepare and submit to the research director a list of the validated competency based instruction units.


A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The City Of Norfolk, Virginia Toward The Iacp Approach To Teaching Industrial Arts, George D. Chastain Jan 1979

A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The City Of Norfolk, Virginia Toward The Iacp Approach To Teaching Industrial Arts, George D. Chastain

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

In the hope of solving the above problem, the following questions were researched: 1. What is the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project? 2. What are teacher attitudes toward the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project approach to teaching industrial arts?


Requirements For Textile Product Knowledge In Marketing And Fashion Merchandising Curricula, Carolyn H. Josey Jan 1979

Requirements For Textile Product Knowledge In Marketing And Fashion Merchandising Curricula, Carolyn H. Josey

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To determine what textile product knowledge must be taught in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising curricula in order to prepare graduating students for entry level jobs in apparel and accessories merchandising.


A Study Of The Identification And Validation Of Competency-Based Tasks For The Power And Transportation Area Of Industrial Arts In The State Of Virginia, Robert P. Quiqley Jan 1979

A Study Of The Identification And Validation Of Competency-Based Tasks For The Power And Transportation Area Of Industrial Arts In The State Of Virginia, Robert P. Quiqley

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Since a directive has been issued and a deadline for implementation established, the wheels of the competency-based educational movement are now set in motion. The problem of this study was to identify and validate competencies for the area of power and transportation needed by industrial arts teachers in Virginia.


A Study Of The Duties And Responsibilities Of The Industrial Arts Supervisors In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Charlie R. Jubilee Jan 1979

A Study Of The Duties And Responsibilities Of The Industrial Arts Supervisors In The Commonwealth Of Virginia, Charlie R. Jubilee

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Data obtained from this study will provide answers to the following questions: 1. Do the industrial arts supervisor and the school principal share certain administrative duties? 2. Does the industrial arts supervisor perform certain duties exclusively? 3. Does the industrial arts supervisor perform certain duties with the aid of an administrative assistant?


A Ranking Of Competency Areas Of Instruction By Suffolk City Merchants To Determine Felt Importance As A Basis For Distributive Education Curriculum Sequencing, Henry O. Billups Jan 1979

A Ranking Of Competency Areas Of Instruction By Suffolk City Merchants To Determine Felt Importance As A Basis For Distributive Education Curriculum Sequencing, Henry O. Billups

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the amount of classroom emphasis a Distributive Education coordinator should place on each major competency area.


A Six-Weeks Individualized Curriculum Guide In Construction Technology For Junior High School Students, Dan R. Deetz Jan 1979

A Six-Weeks Individualized Curriculum Guide In Construction Technology For Junior High School Students, Dan R. Deetz

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to develop a six-week self-contained module for teaching Construction Technology on residential house framing to junior high school students. The unit covered various areas of construction involving framing procedures. Three important areas of study have been developed. They include floor framing, wall framing and roof framing.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of The Increasing Minimum Wage On The Placement And Retention Of Cooperative Education Students In The City Of Portsmouth, Sidney Jordan Duck Iii Jan 1979

A Study To Determine The Effect Of The Increasing Minimum Wage On The Placement And Retention Of Cooperative Education Students In The City Of Portsmouth, Sidney Jordan Duck Iii

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The primary purpose of this study was to determine: 1. the effect of the increasing minimum wage on the placement of cooperative education students; 2. whether the increase would result in reduced retention of the regular number of cooperative education students employed; 3. whether any on cooperative education program was affected more than the others with regard to the increase in the minimum wage.


An Analysis Of Student Perception Of The Goals And Objectives Of The Junior High School Industrial Arts Course Offerings, William R. Duffy Jan 1979

An Analysis Of Student Perception Of The Goals And Objectives Of The Junior High School Industrial Arts Course Offerings, William R. Duffy

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

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The Effectiveness Of The Exploratory Distributive Education Course (De 8) On Student Choice Of Fundamentals Of Distribution (De 10) At Abingdon High School, Paula J. Hill Jan 1979

The Effectiveness Of The Exploratory Distributive Education Course (De 8) On Student Choice Of Fundamentals Of Distribution (De 10) At Abingdon High School, Paula J. Hill

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Since the exploratory courses were intended to provide students a broader outlook for making decisions concerning their occupational preparation, it was necessary to determine what effect the DE 8 course had on student selection of DE 10 at Abingdon High School. Therefore, it was proposed that the exploratory DE 8 course had no effect on student choice in selecting Fundamentals of Distribution (DE 10) as a tenth grade elective course.


A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The Tidewater Area Of Virginia, John Edwin Jones Jan 1979

A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The Tidewater Area Of Virginia, John Edwin Jones

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study is to survey the attitudes of a small group of educators, industrial arts teachers in the Tidewater area of Virginia, toward competency-based education.