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A Study Of Four Year State University Related Foundations, Timothy Arthur Reilley Dec 1980

A Study Of Four Year State University Related Foundations, Timothy Arthur Reilley

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The Purpose. The purpose of this study was to define the organizational and operational structures of four year state university related foundations. An additional purpose was to compile a listing of all four year state university related foundations in the United States.

Methodology. Data were obtained through the use of a questionnaire mailed to all four year state universities in the United States. The questionnaire was divided into two parts. Part one included a series of three demographic questions which identified the respondent at a certain level in each of three categories, number of students, kinds of degrees and number ...


Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali Dec 1980

Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali

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The problem in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is the shortage of trained personnel in technical and middle management among its nationals as demonstrated by the importing of 98% of its labor force from abroad.

The purpose of the study was to determine if the community college system, as designed in the United States, would be feasible in the U.A.E. in assisting the government to meet the demand for trained middle level technicians and managers. This system with its open door policy has been very successful in the United States and has extended higher education opportunities ...


A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt Dec 1980

A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt

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Public Law 94-142 mandates that each handicapped child have an individualized education program (IEP) which must be based upon the unique needs of the child. Federal legislation requires that IEPs be developed and implemented if state and local education agencies are to receive federal funds. A review of literature indicated that the procedures currently being used to monitor the IEP mandate do not have documented validity or reliability. The purposes of this investigation were to develop, validate, establish reliability, and field test the utility of a checklist designed to monitor IEPs.

To establish content validity, recognized individuals in the area ...


Differential Implementation Of A Performance Objective Directed At The Reduction Of Suspensions At Five Desegregated Junior High Schools, Walden A. Baskerville Jr. Dec 1980

Differential Implementation Of A Performance Objective Directed At The Reduction Of Suspensions At Five Desegregated Junior High Schools, Walden A. Baskerville Jr.

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This study was designed to examine the efforts of a desegregated urban public school district to reduce the incidence of student suspension over a three-year period. More specifically, it examined the efforts and results five middle school staffs achieved in reducing the incidence of student suspension from school as a method of dealing with disruptive behavior.

Category I suspensions, i.e., suspensions resulting from disruptive behavior not requiring legal action, constituted the data base for the study. These data were obtained from central office files maintained by schools for the three-year period 1972-75 following a directive issued by the superintendent ...


The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson Dec 1980

The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson

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The impact of the growth of teacher union militancy on the leadership process in public schools is not reflected by the organizational models commonly applied to schools. The impact of teacher unions on the leadership process, consequently, has not been widely studied.


Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez Dec 1980

Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez

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Technical assistance agencies designed to provide assistance to social programs and projects which have been created by legislation are a relatively recent organizational phenomenon in the United States.


An Analysis Of Teacher Morale And Absenteeism In A Declining Enrollment School District, Terry M. Booth Aug 1980

An Analysis Of Teacher Morale And Absenteeism In A Declining Enrollment School District, Terry M. Booth

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The major purposes of this 3-year ex post facto case study were to ascertain if a relationship exists between the rate of teacher absenteeism and program curtailments, necessitated by financial problems resulting from declining enrollments, and the morale of teachers. Specifically, this study analyzed the absence pattern of those teachers affected by building closings, academic reassignment, and notification of layoff, over a 3-year period, to determine their relationship to absenteeism.

The study was conducted in the East Detroit Public Schools, East Detroit, Michigan. The 476 full-time professional teachers employed during the 3 years of the study comprised the total sample ...


A Field Test Of A Reading Program Needs Assessment Strategy, Linda Jane Howard Vingelen Aug 1980

A Field Test Of A Reading Program Needs Assessment Strategy, Linda Jane Howard Vingelen

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This dissertation described a needs assessment model for a reading program and described the field testing of that model. The needs assessment model was a strategy for conducting a comprehensive and systematic assessment of reading program needs in kindergarten through Grade 12. The model could be used as a basis for educational program planning by a director of reading and a school superintendent. A model for conducting a reading program needs assessment was conceived and field tested because there were few available needs assessment models in reading which have been field tested. Field testing was particularly vital because only after ...


Impact Of Federal Legislation On Coaches' Salaries For High School Athletic Teams, Frank Joseph Wisniewski Aug 1980

Impact Of Federal Legislation On Coaches' Salaries For High School Athletic Teams, Frank Joseph Wisniewski

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The study has three major purposes: (a) to focus on the issue of parity of coaches' salaries for male and female athletic teams, (b) to clarify the existence of supplemental salary schedule differences, and (c) to determine the criteria that are most important in describing differences in coaching salaries.

The study was conducted to seek: (a) information on salary schedule compensation for selected comparable male and female athletic teams during the 1974-1975 and 1979-1980 school years in Macomb County, Michigan public school districts, (b) information about differences in salaries between coaches of boys' and girls' athletic teams between those same ...


The Interrelationship Of Leader Self-Actualization And Life Stressors To The Resultant Incidence Of Reported Medical Problems Of Middle Management Educators, John S. Thatcher Aug 1980

The Interrelationship Of Leader Self-Actualization And Life Stressors To The Resultant Incidence Of Reported Medical Problems Of Middle Management Educators, John S. Thatcher

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Schools, being a part of the larger social system, have not escaped the increasing pressures evident in our society. The principalship as an important component of the educational process has not enjoyed immunity from this same problem.

Because school principals are individuals, they react differently to life stressors. Some appear to have the ability to handle all stressors without suffering any onset of medical problems. Others appear not to have this immunity and as a result have medical difficulties. Because of this seeming difference and because of a lack of research of this type in education, the relationships between life ...


The Influence Of Same-Sex And Cross-Sex Mentors On The Professional Development And Personality Characteristics Of Women In Human Services, Barbara Jean Charlesworth Quinn Aug 1980

The Influence Of Same-Sex And Cross-Sex Mentors On The Professional Development And Personality Characteristics Of Women In Human Services, Barbara Jean Charlesworth Quinn

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The purpose of this study was to investigate mentoring relationships and to compare women's relationships with male and female mentors. Data were collected from 20 women (10 with male mentors and 10 with female mentors) with master's degrees or higher in social work, psychology, or counseling and working a minimum of 20 hours per week providing psychological services. Two instruments were administered to all of the subjects: the Standard Adjective Q Sort (SAQS), and the short form of the California Psychological Inventory (CPI). These instruments provided measures of the amount of agreement between actual and ideal professional self-perceptions ...


Grievance Procedures In Teacher Negotiated Contracts In Selected School Districts In The State Of Michigan And Frequency Of Grievances Filed, Patricia Carr Portwine Aug 1980

Grievance Procedures In Teacher Negotiated Contracts In Selected School Districts In The State Of Michigan And Frequency Of Grievances Filed, Patricia Carr Portwine

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The study sought to relate elements of grievance procedures contained in Michigan teacher negotiated contracts to grievance frequency. This was an attempt to identify grievance procedure elements that contribute to excessive or unsatisfactory use of the procedure.

The elements in the grievance procedures were identified and the following research questions were developed: (1) Is the number of steps in the procedure related to the number of grievances filed? (2) Is the board of education step of direct appeal related to the number of grievances? (3) Does the board of education, as the ultimate step of appeal, affect the number of ...


An Analysis Of The Decision-Making Process Used By Chief Student Personnel Administrators, Lawrence Anthony Pfaff Aug 1980

An Analysis Of The Decision-Making Process Used By Chief Student Personnel Administrators, Lawrence Anthony Pfaff

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The purpose of this study was to examine the decision-making (DM) process used by chief student personnel administrators within universities from the perspective of both the chief administrator and his/her subordinates. The relation between DM method and several situational variables was examined. A comparison was made between the chief student personnel administrators' perceptions of their DM methods and the subordinates' perceptions of the chiefs' DM methods, and subordinates' perceived and preferred DM methods were compared. Also, the chief administrators' DM methods were studied in relation to: the importance of the situation as judged by subordinates and chiefs; span of ...


A Comparative Study Of The Trust Territory Students’ Perceptions Of Factors Affecting Satisfaction Of College Life At Selected Institutions Of Higher Learning, Vicente-Roman Leon Guerrero Perez Aug 1980

A Comparative Study Of The Trust Territory Students’ Perceptions Of Factors Affecting Satisfaction Of College Life At Selected Institutions Of Higher Learning, Vicente-Roman Leon Guerrero Perez

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The purpose of the study was to investigate Trust Territory student perceptions of cultural differences, financial assistance, academic performance, and housing facilities which were hypothesized to affect satisfaction with college life. Comparisons of perceptions were made among the six administrative districts in the Trust Territory and the four undergraduate grade levels.

The population for the study consisted of 468 students from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who attended three institutions of higher learning which were selected for the study. The total Trust Territory student population from these institutions was utilized.

A 45-item questionnaire was constructed using a Likert ...


Effect Of Participation In Cooperative Education On Level Of Career Maturity Attitudes Of Senior Students In Selected Muskegon County High Schools, William Howard Pendell Aug 1980

Effect Of Participation In Cooperative Education On Level Of Career Maturity Attitudes Of Senior Students In Selected Muskegon County High Schools, William Howard Pendell

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This study was designed to investigate the effect of participation in a cooperative education work-experience program on the level of vocational maturity attitudes of senior high school students. The post-test only, control group design was utilized. A sample of randomly selected senior students from 11 Muskegon County, Michigan, high schools volunteered to be participants for the study. This sample population consisted of one control group of 98 students with no previous cooperative education experience, one experimental group of 100 students with 1 year of cooperative education experience, and a second experimental group of 100 students with 2 years of experience ...


Jungian Typology And Marriage Compatibility, Peter C. K. Graham-Mist Aug 1980

Jungian Typology And Marriage Compatibility, Peter C. K. Graham-Mist

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was chosen to measure four bipolar personality types: introversion-extroversion, intuition-sensation, feeling-thinking, and perception-judgment. A marital compatibility self-reporting instrument developed by Whipple and Whittle, the Marriage Compatibility Inventory (MCI), was used to gauge the strength of each of six compatibility factors: sociability, emotional stability, dominance, intellectual and educational level, heterosexual level, and the drive level.

The present study was organized to explore the following hypotheses stated in the null form: (1) There are no significant differences among the four bipolar personality types as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator across the groups of married, dating, or ...


The Effects Of Alternative Diffusion Channels And Alternative Organizational Positions Of Receivers Of Diffusion Information Upon Receiver Understanding And Practitioner Utilization Of An Educational Innovation, Howard T. Major Aug 1980

The Effects Of Alternative Diffusion Channels And Alternative Organizational Positions Of Receivers Of Diffusion Information Upon Receiver Understanding And Practitioner Utilization Of An Educational Innovation, Howard T. Major

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This study investigated selected effects of diffusing an educational innovation via one of two diffusion channels, either print or dyadic exchange, to one of two organizational positions of the receivers of diffusion information, either the building principal or the building media professional. The selected effects included a cognitive effect and a behavioral effect. The cognitive effect consisted of receivers' understanding of the innovation and the principles of its effective utilization. This understanding of the innovation was measured with a 10-item instrument developed for this study. The behavioral effect consisted of an actual utilization of the innovation by individuals in the ...


An Examination Of Potential Problems That May Be Encountered In The Administration Of An Educational Corporation In The Management Of Medical Doctors, Kathy Anne Hulst House Aug 1980

An Examination Of Potential Problems That May Be Encountered In The Administration Of An Educational Corporation In The Management Of Medical Doctors, Kathy Anne Hulst House

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The purpose of this study was to examine various management problems that may exist in the administrative setting when the group being managed has as much or more education and/or experience than the manager. Specifically, the nature of medical training and education in medical schools was proposed to affect the groups of medical doctors, both salaried by the corporation and volunteers, in the managerial setting when the manager was required to operate the educational facility as a business in the profit-making sense as opposed to the hospital setting where the doctors may be less concerned about cost factors. The ...


The Development Of A Special Education Procedures Manual, Duane H. Greenwold Aug 1980

The Development Of A Special Education Procedures Manual, Duane H. Greenwold

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The purpose of this study was to provide a special education procedural manual which: (1) Has been validated and field tested. (2) Informs special education administrators through the use of sequential procedures of the statutory and regulatory requirements for implementing Public Law 94-142 and Public Law 198. (3) Provides a model for procedural implementation which ensures legal compliance to Public Law 94-142 and Public Law 198. (4) Assists special education administrators as a resource in examining the decision-making process as it relates to special education program implementation.

The procedural manual was developed by special education professionals responsible for program implementation ...


A Limnological Investigation Of A Tropical Fresh-Water Ecosystem: The Belize River, Belize, Central America, Victor J. Gonzalez Aug 1980

A Limnological Investigation Of A Tropical Fresh-Water Ecosystem: The Belize River, Belize, Central America, Victor J. Gonzalez

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The limnology of the Belize River, from the region of Spanish Lookout to the region of Belize City, was investigated from 1977 through 1979. The investigation was done primarily during the months of May through August, covering the two seasonal changes--wet and dry--that occur in this tropical region. The investigation sought to describe various parameters of the Belize River so as to gain an understanding of this tropical fresh-water ecosystem and to provide basic information needed for the development of management programs.

Water samples were collected from eight stations and analyzed for acidity, alkalinity, carbon dioxide, chloride, sodium chromate, hexavalent ...


A Strategy For Inservice Education Of Junior-High/Middle-School Science Teachers In The Grand Rapids Public School System, David Andrew Degraaf Aug 1980

A Strategy For Inservice Education Of Junior-High/Middle-School Science Teachers In The Grand Rapids Public School System, David Andrew Degraaf

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No abstract provided.


Administrative Preparedness: Perceptions Of Problems And Qualifications, William Joseph Banach Aug 1980

Administrative Preparedness: Perceptions Of Problems And Qualifications, William Joseph Banach

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The purpose of this study was to provide information which will stimulate a forecasting of educational problems and encourage a review of administrative training programs.

The purpose of the study was operationalized through three objectives: (1) to determine whether incongruencies existed between qualifications administrators perceived themselves having and educational problems they identified; (2) to investigate whether administrators and the public perceived the same educational problems; and, (3) to determine if the training needs administrators expressed were related to the educational problems they identified.

The study focused on administrative perceptions of problems and qualifications for the periods 1978-79, 1979-80 and 1980-85 ...


A Study Of Localism In A Regional State University, Raymond E. Alie Aug 1980

A Study Of Localism In A Regional State University, Raymond E. Alie

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This study investigated a relationship suggested in the literature between the level of service which academic departments in former teachers' colleges render to the teacher-training function and the local or cosmopolitan role orientation of their faculties. Localism and cosmopolitanism are polar sets of role expectations toward which professors and other professionals might orient. Dimensions of the local-cosmopolitan concept are: level of loyalty to the employing organization, commitment to professional role skills, and the use of an inner or outer reference group.

A scale of local-cosmopolitanism was constructed for this investigation. Validity of the instrument was established by panel judgment and ...


A Comparison Of Computer-Generated Advising And One-To-One Advising For Community College Students, Chris G. Zichterman Aug 1980

A Comparison Of Computer-Generated Advising And One-To-One Advising For Community College Students, Chris G. Zichterman

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This study investigated the effectiveness of a counselor-made computer advising system. Ninety-one (91) community college students who had declared career choices were randomly assigned to either ADVISOR (N = 46) or to traditional one-to-one advising (N - 45). The effectiveness of both advising processes was measured along four variables: satisfaction with the process indicated by student response to a survey after the completion of the first semester, compliance with the process as indicated by the students' actual registration for courses identified during advising, performance indicated by students' grade point average during the first semester, and completion indicated by the completion of first ...


Regional Bargaining: Its Impact On Local Control Of School Districts In Macomb County, Genevieve Eleanor Gangler Aug 1980

Regional Bargaining: Its Impact On Local Control Of School Districts In Macomb County, Genevieve Eleanor Gangler

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In the 1960's teachers obtained the right to bargain collectively with local boards of education. During the succeeding 20 years, some teachers' collective bargaining groups evolved from a single local union to a regional unit. Macomb County and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, teachers evolved in the manner now represented by the MEA/NEA Local I regionalized group.

The purpose of this study was to investigate regional bargaining and its impact on local control of schools as perceived by school board members, superintendents, principals, union presidents, and teachers. The negotiating goals of MEA/NEA Local I was also investigated in relationship ...


A Method For Community Education Directors To Identify Activities Which Are Potential Time Wasters, Frank Glenn Cookingham Aug 1980

A Method For Community Education Directors To Identify Activities Which Are Potential Time Wasters, Frank Glenn Cookingham

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This study was designed for three purposes. First, an instrument, called the Time Allocation Inventory (TAI), was developed for community education directors to use in estimating the effects of allocating time to activities often classified as time wasters. Second, the reliability and types of information produced by two methods of scoring responses to the instrument were compared. Third, the effects of two different sets of conditions on responses to the instrument were investigated.

A time waster was defined as an activity which, in relation to another activity, is less effective in accomplishing desired goals or objectives within a specified time ...


The Development And Use Of A Film On Public Art In The City Of Kalamazoo, Michigan, For The Purpose Of Building Community, Sesta V. Peekstok Aug 1980

The Development And Use Of A Film On Public Art In The City Of Kalamazoo, Michigan, For The Purpose Of Building Community, Sesta V. Peekstok

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The goals of this study were: (a) to produce and test the impact of a film on public art in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and (b) to demonstrate through development and use of a film on public art how public art can contribute to the building of community.

A survey of public art in the United States suggests that people's commitment to their community can be influenced by their relationship with the public art in the community. In 1965 Congress created the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. Stimulated by that support over the past 15 years, works of art ...


A Comparison Of Three Operational Definitions Of Job Satisfaction, Thomas J. Kuieck Aug 1980

A Comparison Of Three Operational Definitions Of Job Satisfaction, Thomas J. Kuieck

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The major purpose of the study was to provide to educational leaders information pertinent to the selection of job satisfaction instruments. The Need Satisfaction Questionnaire created by Porter, as modified by Trusty and Sergiovanni, and the Quality of Employment Job Satisfaction Survey developed by personnel from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan were compared with the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire developed by Weiss, Dawis, England, and Lofquist to investigate the concurrent validity of the instruments. The study focused primarily on the psychometric aspects of the Need Satisfaction Questionnaire, an instrument used by earlier investigators to assess individuals ...


An Investigation Of "Spirituotherapy": An Approach To Christian Counseling, Robert Q. Hendershott Aug 1980

An Investigation Of "Spirituotherapy": An Approach To Christian Counseling, Robert Q. Hendershott

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The Christian counseling field as known today is a relatively new professional practice. Little evaluative research has been undertaken on the various counseling approaches which corporately make up the Christian counseling movement. This research studied one of these new Christian approaches, "Spirituotherapy" (Christ-centered counseling).

Spirituotherapy's thrust and teachings are directed towards individuals who are seeking biblical answers for the problems for which they are seeking psychological help. This study sought to identify what effect Spirituotherapy had on past clients of Grace Fellowship International (GFI), the organization pioneering Spirituotherapy. The clients' perceptions of the effect of counseling at GFI was ...


Relationship Of Educational Values And Attitudes Toward "Double Sessions" In A Rural Community, Patrick Clayton Harrington Aug 1980

Relationship Of Educational Values And Attitudes Toward "Double Sessions" In A Rural Community, Patrick Clayton Harrington

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The Purpose. The purpose of the study was to examine a community currently experiencing a double-sessions school organization. The citizens, students, graduates, and staff of the Yale School District, Yale, Michigan, were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward double sessions and their opinions on selected educational values. The data were examined to determine if there was a direct relationship between the opinions held on these selected values and agreement-disagreement with double sessions and to determine differences among participants regarding their opinions.

An additional purpose was to determine if there were any differences among eligible voters regarding their attitudes toward eliminating ...