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University Of Central Florida Graduate Catalog, 1987 - 1988, University Of Central Florida May 1987

University Of Central Florida Graduate Catalog, 1987 - 1988, University Of Central Florida

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University Of Central Florida Undergraduate Catalog, 1987 - 1988, University Of Central Florida May 1987

University Of Central Florida Undergraduate Catalog, 1987 - 1988, University Of Central Florida

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The Identification And Comparison Of Effective Merit Pay Factors By Central Florida Public School Educators, Richard K. Bommelje Jan 1987

The Identification And Comparison Of Effective Merit Pay Factors By Central Florida Public School Educators, Richard K. Bommelje

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this survey was to identify and compare the specific factors relating to merit pay that teachers, principals, and superintendents in Central Florida would accept in the development and implementation of a merit pay plan. A questionnaire, based on an instrument that was used in a previous study on merit pay factors in 1970, was developed that consisted of 38 factors. A five-point ordinal scale was used to measure the educators' degree of acceptance for each factor. There were 14 Central Florida school districts that participated in the survey including 433 teachers, 211 principals, and 12 superintendents. The ...


A Study Of Self-Perceived Current And Desired Career Stages Of Federal Government Engineers And Public School Educators In The Central Florida Area, Dennis Stephan Duke Jan 1987

A Study Of Self-Perceived Current And Desired Career Stages Of Federal Government Engineers And Public School Educators In The Central Florida Area, Dennis Stephan Duke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the perceptions of public school educators and Federal Government engineers in the Central Florida area to determine their self-perceived current and desired career stages (Dalton, Thompson and Price, 1977). The influences of age, education and tenure variables on these perceptions and on the employee's preference for a technical or managerial career track were also examined. The rationale for the study is based upon findings in the literature which indicate that both occupations are experiencing motivation and retention problems caused by the requirement to leave classrooms or technical engineering positions and enter management ranks in order to ...


The Effects Of A Freshman Orientation Course On Academic Achievement And Retention, Daniel J. Kelly Jan 1987

The Effects Of A Freshman Orientation Course On Academic Achievement And Retention, Daniel J. Kelly

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Freshman business administration students were placed into an extended orientation course during their first semester of enrollment at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The 60 course participants met twice a week for fifteen weeks in a 55-minute class spending approximately 20% of class time in each of the following: (a) lecture; (b) skill exercises; (c) group discussion; (d) guest speaker presentations; and (e) a combination of reviews, quizzes, previews, and assignments. The purpose of the course was to provide students with information and the opportunity to acquire skills to help them to be more successful in college. Following the end of their ...


The Nonpromotion Message's Affective Impact On Parents, Sandra Kaye Daves Jan 1987

The Nonpromotion Message's Affective Impact On Parents, Sandra Kaye Daves

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to investigate the nonpromotion message's affective impact on parents. An interview guide was developed to collect data on parents' reactions to several aspects of public schools: Elementary schools in general; Messages received from elementary schools; Current practices (nonpromotion) in schools; Parents' feelings as a result of their child being retained; Information about their family. Interviews were conducted with parents of 180 children who attended public schools. Ninety interviews were conducted with parents of children who had been retained in either second, third or fifth grade and 90 were conducted with parents of children who had ...


The Relationship Between The Individual's Educational And Professional Backgrounds And The 1985 Florida Merit Program, James Roger Dearing Jan 1987

The Relationship Between The Individual's Educational And Professional Backgrounds And The 1985 Florida Merit Program, James Roger Dearing

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research was designed to investigate whether there are any significant relationships between the individual's educational and professional backgrounds and the 1985 Florida Master Teacher Program. This study included information collected on 2,245 (72%) respondents out of 3,390 teachers who were selected as meritorious in Florida's 1985 program. Two instruments were used in data collection. One was the set of Fram Factor Data which was obtained from the Merit Teachers' Summative Observation forms. The Frame Factor Data included: method of classroom presentation, number of students in the observed classes, number of students un upper and lower ...


An Assessment Of Florida Community College Presidents' Acceptance Of Quality Indicators, George Cameron Barcus Jan 1987

An Assessment Of Florida Community College Presidents' Acceptance Of Quality Indicators, George Cameron Barcus

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This report describes a study that was conducted to determine the perceived degree of usefulness the indicators of progress toward excellence have for the presidents of Florida's 28 community colleges. This study reports this degree of perceived usefulness by using a survey instrument that identified quality indicators developed by the State Board of Community Colleges, Florida Department of Education.

Based on a project design and format adapted by the Florida Community/Junior College Inter-Institutional Research Council, this study proposed to identify what information (indicators of progress toward excellence) is considered most valid to the presidents of Florida's community ...


Assessment Of The Extent Of Agreement On The Implementation Of Instructional Design Principles Among Corporate Training And Development Experts, Elba C. Grovdahl Jan 1987

Assessment Of The Extent Of Agreement On The Implementation Of Instructional Design Principles Among Corporate Training And Development Experts, Elba C. Grovdahl

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A sample of corporate instructional designers and professors of instructional design completed the "Corporate Instructional Design Scale." The data yielded information on the extent of agreement that descriptive statements identified conventionally and systematically designed instruction. Descriptive and asymmetric log linear (statistical) analyses were conducted. In the asymmetric log linear analyses, the extent of agreement was used as the dependent variable. The three independent variables with three levels each were Program type (conventionally designed instruction, both conventionally and systematically designed instruction, and systematically designed instruction), Instructional component (instructional intents, instructional strategies, and instructional assessments), and Trainer type (professional trainers in manufacturing ...