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The Relationships Among Teacher Self Concept, Teacher Locus Of Control And Student Reading Achievement, Karen Culmo Climek Dec 1981

The Relationships Among Teacher Self Concept, Teacher Locus Of Control And Student Reading Achievement, Karen Culmo Climek

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among teacher self-concept, teacher locus of control, and student reading achievement. Twelve male/female sixth-grade teachers from one urban school district in central New York State participated in this investigation. The Tennessee Self-Concept Scale and the Nowicki Adult Locus of

Control Scale were used to assess teacher self-concept and locus of control. The total reading score from the California Achievement Test was used to measure student achievement. Data obtained from these measuring devices were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients among the variables. Statistically significant relationships were not found between ...


The Use Of Simultaneously Guided Television Viewing And Script Reading As A Means Of Improving Comprehension And Vocabulary, Connie J. Bropst Aug 1981

The Use Of Simultaneously Guided Television Viewing And Script Reading As A Means Of Improving Comprehension And Vocabulary, Connie J. Bropst

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of simultaneously guided television viewing and script reading on the comprehension and vocabulary scores of twenty academically weak seventh grade students. A secondary purpose was to determine what change, if any, materialized in the student's attitude toward reading and leisure activities as a result of participation in the program.

Twenty students who had obtained a comprehension score at or below the 7.0 reading level on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test, and who did not have an apparent physical or mental handicap as indicated by school records, were selected to ...


The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain Aug 1981

The Integration Of Sentence-Combining And Sentence-Reduction And Its Effect On The Writing And Reading Comprehension Of Fifth Grade Students, Janice Mckain

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the effectiveness of a structured sentence-combining/sentence-reduction program used to instruct fifth graders of average to above average reading ability. The primary purpose was to determine whether significant differences occurred between the performances of a treatment and control group on measures of writing maturity and reading comprehension. Writing performances of both groups on a Syntactic Maturity Test were analyzed using t-unit analysis. Three measures of writing maturity: words per t-unit, clauses per t-unit, and words per clause, were compared to determine if the writing maturity of the treatment group on each of these measures was significantly greater ...


Muckraking The School District: The Journalist’S Role In Reforming Schools, Amelia Arcamone Jul 1981

Muckraking The School District: The Journalist’S Role In Reforming Schools, Amelia Arcamone

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis examines the role of the media—particularly journalists—in sparking school reform. The author paints a grim picture of struggling schools, attributing growing issues of school violence to poor administration, school secrecy, and corruption. She argues that increasing parental and community awareness is key to confronting the problems faced by the educational system and seeking solutions. Arcamone discusses her experience publishing critical articles about the Long Beach school system and the resulting community reaction. She gives particular attention to the negative reactions she received from the school and defensive parents, and describes her own changing journalistic strategies for ...


Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck Jun 1981

Inservice Education Needs Of Physical Educators To Integrate Students With Handicapping Conditions Into Regular Programs, Dianne Carol Peck

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Inservice education needs of physical educators to integrate students with handicapping conditions into regular programs were investigated. The Inservice Education Needs-Assessment Inventory (IENAI) and information sheet were mailed to two hundred physical educators who were members of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (NYSAHPER). A total of eighty-four responses (42%) were received including nine responses which were incomplete. Results showed that physical educators have need of developing, in rank order, knowledge of: assessment tests; pupil placement and equipment alternatives; supportive services; limitations and needs of pupils; legislative implications; individualizing instruction; integration techniques and task analysis ...


The Effects Of Tension Recognition And Control On Beginning Taekwon-Do Instruction, Young Don Park Jun 1981

The Effects Of Tension Recognition And Control On Beginning Taekwon-Do Instruction, Young Don Park

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to investigate the effects of Jacobson's differential relaxation techniques on beginning instruction in Taekwon-Do, a Korean form of self defense.

The subjects for this study consisted of twenty-two male and two female students enrolled in an introductory performance course in Taekwon-Do within the physical education program at the State University College at Brockport, Brockport, New York,

Videotaped evaluation of the students' techniques by master instructors was employed to measure improvement and skill level of the subjects. The test measured body position, leg or arm position, breathing, focus, relaxation, power, and stance of the subject while ...


Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski May 1981

Simultaneous Presentation Of Different Stimuli As An Assessment Of Modal Preference, Karen Sadowski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study attempted to identify modality preferences through a simultaneous presentation of auditory and visual stimuli. To achieve this purpose, a new paradigm for modal preference testing was designed. Thirty second grade students, all experiencing some reading difficulty, were exposed to a total of three treatments. All the treatments visually presented a series of five numbers while at the same time five different digits were being presented aurally. In treatment I, the subject was asked to recall any of the numbers. In treatment II, the subject was told to attend to the numbers he heard and recall them. In treatment ...


The Ability Of Emotionally Disturbed Children To Process Auditory Information, Michele Marie Forno May 1981

The Ability Of Emotionally Disturbed Children To Process Auditory Information, Michele Marie Forno

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the auditory processing abilities of emotionally disturbed children. Areas examined were: auditory discrimination, auditory sequential memory, auditory closure, and auditory selective attention.

Subjects were given four tests used to measure auditory processing: The Wepman Test of Auditory

Discrimination; The Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, auditory sequential memory and auditory closure subtests; and a professionally prepared dichotic listening tape.

The results of this study showed that although not all emotionally disturbed children have auditory processing problems, there is a tendency for a problem to occur in at least one area of auditory processing.

Host of the problems were ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Word Recognition Skills And Children With Visual Perception Limitations, Christine Mccaffery May 1981

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Word Recognition Skills And Children With Visual Perception Limitations, Christine Mccaffery

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the visual perception limitations of identified children affected their word recognition skills. Variables included a comparison of children with and without visual perception limitations and response to both abstract and concrete words. The questions explored in this investigation were:

1. Do children with visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing abstract words than concrete words?

2. Do children identified as having visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing abstract words than children without visual perception limitations?

3. Do children identified as having visual perception limitations have more difficulty recognizing concrete words ...


A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson Jan 1981

A Training Program To Develop Specific Manual Dexterity Skills Of Down’S Syndrome Children, Susan Patterson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

This study was designed to determine if the fine motor skills of three young Down’s Syndrome children functioning below average in manual dexterity skills could be improved through a systematic training program. The selected subjects were met individually for thirty minutes a day, four days per week (Monday through Thursday), for a period of seven weeks. Each child was trained by repeated practice on ten specific tasks involving arm, hand, and finger manipulation. Subjective data recorded during each session by the investigator indicated that, generally, all three subjects appeared to improve on the manual dexterity tasks. These results were ...