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The Cadet Training Program Versus The Student Certification Program: A Study Of It- Support Training Programs At Western Kentucky University, Michael Courtney Moore Dec 2014

The Cadet Training Program Versus The Student Certification Program: A Study Of It- Support Training Programs At Western Kentucky University, Michael Courtney Moore

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Technology is a critical component of modern-day success. Advancements in technology have improved communication between individuals and companies. Technological advancements have allowed students to earn college degrees online. People who habitually use technology expect a high level of performance and support. As new technologies are implemented, such as complex web services or new operating systems, the dependence for information technology (IT) support grows in demand. Even learning curves can be cumbersome without proper assistance from IT professionals. Companies and institutions must accommodate user needs by implementing fast, efficient, and friendly support. In order to offer optimal customer support, representatives must ...


Test-Retest Reliability Of Curriculum-Based Measurement Written Expression Probes, Mallory Hart Aug 2014

Test-Retest Reliability Of Curriculum-Based Measurement Written Expression Probes, Mallory Hart

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Despite the growing popularity and utilization of Curriculum-Based Measurement for assessing students’ academic skills and for progress monitoring, little attention has been devoted to the area of written expression. Very few studies have been conducted to assess test-retest reliability. Only three previous studies were identified that examined the test-retest reliability of written expression curriculum-based measures. To address this issue, the current study examined the test-retest reliability of five common scoring procedures with students in grades 2, 4, and 6. A one-week time interval was used. Results indicated that while test-retest correlations were statistically significant and often at a moderate to ...


The Creation Of A Ninth Grade Literacy Course: One Teacher's Experiences In Teaching A Standards-Based Literacy Course, Katie Gray Keating May 2014

The Creation Of A Ninth Grade Literacy Course: One Teacher's Experiences In Teaching A Standards-Based Literacy Course, Katie Gray Keating

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study examined one teacher’s experience with teaching a ninth grade literacy course. In response to consecutively low reading test scores, the administration in a rural high school in South Central Kentucky established a literacy course for all ninth grade students. This research illustrates the teacher’s implementation and instruction of that course. In addition, the research investigates how the results of a formal reading assessment might be used to improve the reading course in the future.


I'M Gonna Write That Down: Research On Bullying And Recognition Of Perception Toward Initiation Of Intervention A Whole-School Approach To Bringing All Stakeholders' Perceptions On Bullying In Line And Training Students To Distinguish Tattling From Reporting In Grades 3-6, Brad Tassell Dec 2013

I'M Gonna Write That Down: Research On Bullying And Recognition Of Perception Toward Initiation Of Intervention A Whole-School Approach To Bringing All Stakeholders' Perceptions On Bullying In Line And Training Students To Distinguish Tattling From Reporting In Grades 3-6, Brad Tassell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Research on whole-school bullying programs shows some effectiveness in creating awareness and a reduction in overall bullying with vigilant supervision. Roleplaying games repeatedly taught to students help them deal with bullying in specific situations, but all these interventions leave a great deal to be desired when conditions are not in line with the training, most of which most are not (Smith, Schneider, Smith, & Ananiadou, 2004). In addition, student perceptions can differ from the staff and administration. A wide gap exists between how students, parents, teachers, and administrators perceive bullying. Students remain confused and flounder in the moment when they feel ...


Improvement Of Pedagogical Laboratory Based Learning: Multimedia Enhanced Instructional Methods, Sumbul Khan Dec 2013

Improvement Of Pedagogical Laboratory Based Learning: Multimedia Enhanced Instructional Methods, Sumbul Khan

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In engineering technology and other scientific-based education, lab-based courses play a crucial role (Ma & Nickerson, 2006). Even though laboratory experience in student learning is crucial, it faces some problems. Due to insufficient laboratory conditions that lead to overcrowding and inability to view demonstrations, the effectiveness of hands on experience declines (Tiwari & Singh, 2011; Tuysuz, 2010). Considering the limitations that constrain lab experience, investigating and implementing alternatives to enhance pedagogical laboratory based learning becomes inevitable. This study investigates multimedia enhanced pedagogical teaching methods for delivering laboratory instruction to students. The purpose of this study was to improve pedagogical laboratory based learning. First, this study implemented a multimedia enhanced pedagogical laboratory based instructional method. Second, this study evaluated the impact of multimedia enhanced instructional method on student learning outcomes to assess improvement in pedagogical laboratory based learning. To evaluate the impact ...


Meeting The Needs Of Gifted Students By Providing Year-Long Professional Development On Differentiated Instruction, Barbara M. Rollins Aug 2013

Meeting The Needs Of Gifted Students By Providing Year-Long Professional Development On Differentiated Instruction, Barbara M. Rollins

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study focused on how teachers' planning and teaching methods changed after they acquired more confidence in applying differentiated strategies in their instructional units. Teachers were given a questionnaire about their skills, qualifications and teaching beliefs comparing teaching general education students and gifted education students within the typical classroom setting. Then teachers received several professional development opportunities within the school year exposing them to different forms of differentiation. Time was given between trainings so that teachers would have ample time to integrate what they learned into their planning and instructional design. At the end of the study, teachers were given ...


Overcoming Barriers To Teaching Action-Based Environmental Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Teachers In The Public School Classroom, Terry Rachael Adams May 2013

Overcoming Barriers To Teaching Action-Based Environmental Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Teachers In The Public School Classroom, Terry Rachael Adams

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As the human population increases, it becomes increasingly more important for society to understand the impact of humans on the environment. Preserving fixed resources by engaging in sustainable practices is necessary to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Since the early 1960s, policy makers and educators alike have sought to ensure that students graduate environmentally literate. Previous research has identified a multitude of barriers that limit classroom teacher’s ability to integrate environmental education into their curriculum. The purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers overcome those barriers that restrict the integration of action based environmental ...


A Study Of Why Some Learners Are More Successful Than Others At Acquiring A Second Language: The Roles Of Personality, Attitude & Motivation, Azah Yusof May 1996

A Study Of Why Some Learners Are More Successful Than Others At Acquiring A Second Language: The Roles Of Personality, Attitude & Motivation, Azah Yusof

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this thesis is to convey and to support my belief that learners' affective domain, which consist of their personalities, attitudes, and motivation are responsible for causing the variation in the levels of second language proficiency of second language learners. My concern is to point out or support others who believe that second language learners are not machines that are able and willing to be programmed; they have feelings and attitudes which in turn govern their personalities and motivation. I also believe that the main focus of second language teaching should be on the "persons" learning the language ...


Communication Barriers Between Teenagers & Parents About Sex & Sex-Related Topics: A Survey Of Teenagers In Sex Education Class, Karen Bonnell Apr 1990

Communication Barriers Between Teenagers & Parents About Sex & Sex-Related Topics: A Survey Of Teenagers In Sex Education Class, Karen Bonnell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Public concern about teenage pregnancy and the threat of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS make sex education information vital for today's teenagers. A 1986 Harris survey of 1,000 teenagers cited parents as their primary source of sex education information, but 42% said they would be too nervous or afraid to bring up the subject of contraception or birth control with their parents. States like Kentucky have mandated sex education courses for all public schools to provide necessary instruction for teenagers.

This study identifies communication barriers which teenagers say prevent communication with their parents about sex and sex-related topics ...


A Study Using The Initial Teaching Alphabet As A Remedial Technique For Ninth Grade Students With Learning Disabilities, Jeanette Conner Dec 1985

A Study Using The Initial Teaching Alphabet As A Remedial Technique For Ninth Grade Students With Learning Disabilities, Jeanette Conner

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The reading achievement of two groups of ninth grade students with learning disabilities was compared using the standard scores on the Reading subtest of the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) as the pre- and posttest measurement to determine gain in reading achievement. The experimental group used only curriculum materials written in the Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA). The control group used curriculum materials written in traditional orthography provided for students with learning disabilities by a rural Kentucky School District. At the end of an 80-day period, the standard scores on the Reading subtest of the WRAT were compared using a t-test ...


A Study Of Types Of Presentations & Materials Utilized In Selected Title I Math Programs In Kentucky, Judith White Apr 1981

A Study Of Types Of Presentations & Materials Utilized In Selected Title I Math Programs In Kentucky, Judith White

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Two groups of Title I Math teachers, one representing school systems which reported second and third grade student achievement gains of one year or more on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills for 1978-79, and one group which reported gains of less than eight months, were surveyed in an effort to identify which methods of presentation and types of materials apparently contributed to the most successful Title I Math programs, in terms of student achievement gains.

A study of survey results indicated that a Title I Math pull-out program served by a teacher in groups of less than ten students ...


An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Required Homework Review Versus Review On Request Upon Achievement, Dolores Dick Jul 1980

An Experimental Study Of The Effects Of Required Homework Review Versus Review On Request Upon Achievement, Dolores Dick

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

During the 1979-80 school year, two Algebra I classes were involved in a study to test the effects of two methods for reviewing homework problems on students' achievements and attitudes. One review procedure was to solve and explain each problem during the class period that followed the class period in which the homework assignment had been made. The other procedure involved solving and explaining only the problems that students requested to have reviewed. While one procedure was being used with one class, the other procedure was being used with the comparison class. One treatment procedure was used with a class ...


Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke Sep 1979

Effects Of Diad Arrangement & Use Of Audio-Visual Materials On The Achievement Of Freshmen In Quantitative Physical Science Classes, Jim Duke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purposes of this study were to compare the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which the members were allowed to select their own partners with students in a Quantitative Physical Science class in which partners were assigned on the basis of high-low test scores and to compare mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used audio-visual material with the mean achievement of students in a Quantitative Physical Science class that used no audio-visual material.

The population consisted of sixty-eight ninth grade boys and girls enrolled in Quantitative Physical Science classes ...


A Comparison Of Two Instructional Methods In Teaching An Introductory Course In Health, Charlotte Mitchell Dec 1978

A Comparison Of Two Instructional Methods In Teaching An Introductory Course In Health, Charlotte Mitchell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this research was to determine the effectiveness of the independent study method of instruction in promoting health knowledge and health attitude change. The experimental method was compared to the traditional classroom model of instruction.

A random sample of ten subjects was taken for the experimental group and matched control subjects were then selected. Control subjects were chosen based on the demographic variables of age, race, sex, academic classification and grade point average.

A pretest-posttest design using two standardized instruments was employed to measure the health knowledge gain and health attitude change. Data was statistically analyzed by use ...


The Effects Of Review And No Review On Underlined Material With More Or Less Able Subjects, Melvin Van Dyke Sep 1977

The Effects Of Review And No Review On Underlined Material With More Or Less Able Subjects, Melvin Van Dyke

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A sample of high school graduate, first year technical school students was measured for retention improvement of underlined textual material under the treatment condition of no review versus review. The sample of 61 students was divided into two groups, more able and less able, subsequent to the first treatment condition of no review to provide a within group measure in the final analysis. The reading material consisted of 14 brief typewritten passages of which the core content was underlined. The criterion measure consisted of 7 multiple choice questions derived from the core content. The experiment consisted of presenting the same ...


A Study Of Achievement & Attitude Change In Seventh Grade Science Students At Sky Haven Elementary School, Dekalb County, Georgia, Using The Lecture-Demonstration-Recitation Method & The Discovery Method Of Teaching, Leslie Mcintosh Aug 1977

A Study Of Achievement & Attitude Change In Seventh Grade Science Students At Sky Haven Elementary School, Dekalb County, Georgia, Using The Lecture-Demonstration-Recitation Method & The Discovery Method Of Teaching, Leslie Mcintosh

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Because of the need for people to be scientifically literate in today's technological world, this researcher questioned whether the seventh grade students at the Sky Haven Elementary School, DeKalb County, Georgia, were learning basic science concepts in the most effective manner.

The purpose of this study was to compare the lecture-demonstration-recitation method (experimental treatment) and the discovery method (control treatment) of teaching science in the seventh grade to determine which method of instruction would result in greater student achievement and improved attitude towards science.

The sample consisted of 42 students of comparable ability (21 in each group) most of ...


Teaching French Culture: A Unit Based Upon The Affective Value System, Carl Garrott Aug 1977

Teaching French Culture: A Unit Based Upon The Affective Value System, Carl Garrott

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was not simply to construct a unit but to provide an approach to teaching language by combining language and culture in appropriate for advanced high school students French.

For the purposes of this study seven affective values were chosen as representing the most suitable basic listings: (1) l'individualisme; (2) l'intellectualite; (3) le realisme; (4) la famine; (5) la religion; (6) is justice: and (7) la Patrie. armed with the seven values i-or the author of this project, and the grammatical skill, the next step was the actual composition of the historiettes. It became ...


Coaching The Track Events, Thomas Ecker Jul 1963

Coaching The Track Events, Thomas Ecker

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

But in track and field the athlete's point of view seems to be different from that of a team sport participant. Because of the individuality of his sport, the track man is motivated, primarily, through self-satisfaction - through knowing that he has accomplished something on his own. Track men have little hope for material gain through their sport, yet, paradoxically, they are the most dedicated, self-sacrificing group of athletes in the world.


A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler Aug 1956

A Proposed School System For Metcalfe County, Kentucky, Thomas Butler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to propose for Metcalfe County a school system that will come nearer meeting the standards of a good educational system than the one now in use. It is by no means expected that this proposed system will be perfect and the writer fully realizes that oftentimes a scheme on paper will not work out so well when actually put into practice. However, being acquainted with the amount of money available, the geographic and economic conditions, and the roads of the county it is the best that can be done under existing circumstances.


Course Of Study In Business Law, James Hayes Jul 1953

Course Of Study In Business Law, James Hayes

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study the writer is endeavoring to define, organize and present a comprehensive course of study in business law, in order to create a definite interest in the subject on the part of the student and to facilitate the task facing the teacher in his presentation of the course.

The materials and suggestions in this study could be of interest to anyone who is concerned with the teaching of business law and who is interested in improving the high school course of business law.


A Course Of Study In Beginning Bookkeeping, Burton C. Jones Jul 1953

A Course Of Study In Beginning Bookkeeping, Burton C. Jones

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

After having majored in Commercial Education and having taught bookkeeping for three years, the writer is attempting to organize his past experiences, knowledge, and material into a concise form. It is hoped that by so doing it will be possible to make a course of study in beginning bookkeeping interesting and beneficial to his students and help the teacher do a better job of teaching.

The writer realizes that he has three types of students – (1) those who plan to continue their education; (2) those who do not plan to continue their education and feel a need for a vocation ...


A Course Of Study For General Chemistry, Paul E. Kerrick Jul 1951

A Course Of Study For General Chemistry, Paul E. Kerrick

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

  1. This study should help the teacher create a greater interest among the students for chemistry. The study should enable the teacher to do better teaching.
  2. The study was prompted by a felt need on the part of the writer and to satisfy the partial requirements for a Masters degree.
  3. The study involves three main divisions:
    1. A course of study in chemistry consisting of an introduction.
    2. A course of study in chemistry consisting of nine developed units.
    3. The means of evaluating a course of study.
  1. The scope of the study includes an introduction to chemistry usually taught in high school.
  2. Materials ...


A Course Of Study For Plane Geometry, Robert Sherfey Aug 1948

A Course Of Study For Plane Geometry, Robert Sherfey

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study involves the following divisions:

  1. To build a course of study in plane geometry consisting of six units developed.
  2. To suggest some ways of evaluating a course of study.


A Course Of Study In Social Studies For The First Grade, Jimmie Leila Blount Aug 1948

A Course Of Study In Social Studies For The First Grade, Jimmie Leila Blount

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study the writer is trying to show that by organizing the entire year's work before the school term begins, and adding to it throughout the year, skills, understandings and appreciations may be achieved much more thoroughly and effectively.

  1. To build a course of study in social studies for the first grade.
  2. To suggest an evaluation of the entire course of study.


A Study Of Pupil Rating In The Field Of Industrial Arts, Ralph Lewis Aug 1946

A Study Of Pupil Rating In The Field Of Industrial Arts, Ralph Lewis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Rating in its many forms and phases seems to be recognized as an integral part of standard classroom procedure. Industrial arts is one of the fields in which there is a great need for the application of the best known principles and procedures in educational measurement. Industrial arts teachers and supervisors need reliable measuring instruments and methods in order to give better educational guidance, to evaluate personality traits, to motivate learning, to study the effectiveness of teaching materials and methods, and to measure pupil progress more accurately through the establishment of more definite standards of performance and through the diagnosis ...


Unit Procedure Versus The Traditional Procedure In Teaching Social Science, Uberto Price Jun 1946

Unit Procedure Versus The Traditional Procedure In Teaching Social Science, Uberto Price

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem is to determine which is more effective in teaching social science, the unit procedure or the traditional procedure, the assign-study-recite-test.


Safety In The School Shop, Hubert Dupin Aug 1945

Safety In The School Shop, Hubert Dupin

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to locate some of the existing problems of safety in the shop and remedy them by furnishing some means that the teacher may use in presenting a safety program in the school shop. Too many shop teachers have not realized the importance of safety, therefore, they have not organized their program on a safe basis.


The Mcguffey Readers, Louise Lively Jun 1945

The Mcguffey Readers, Louise Lively

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The textbook, an important factor in public school education, is nowhere so wonderfully developed as in the United States. It occupies a more important position in our educational system than it does in the systems of many foreign countries. In fact, most of the teaching in our schools today revolves around the textbook - the cause of much criticism by many writers. They deplore the fact that both our teachers and pupils are dependent on textbooks.


A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane Jun 1944

A Course Of Study In Beginning Shorthand, Kathryn Mcfarlane

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem involves the following divisions:

  1. To build a course of study in shorthand with all the units developed
  2. To suggest means of evaluation of the course of study


Mechanical Drill & Meaningful Drill In Arithmetic For The Primary Grades, Mary Schell Jan 1937

Mechanical Drill & Meaningful Drill In Arithmetic For The Primary Grades, Mary Schell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis has been written to emphasize the differences in two methods of teaching arithmetic - mechanical drill and meaningful drill - and attempts to present a psychologically and theoretically sound proposal for instruction in number skills in the primary grades of the elementary school.