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Educational Technology And Instructional Pedagogy: Teacher’S Perceptions And Abilities To Integrate Technology In The Classroom, Adam M. Philipp Aug 2013

Educational Technology And Instructional Pedagogy: Teacher’S Perceptions And Abilities To Integrate Technology In The Classroom, Adam M. Philipp

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Many teachers leave the educational profession due to many factors. However, a majority of these conditions exist because our educational system and the institutions that prepare educators often fail to give educators the tools to do their job well. Preparatory courses for pre-service teachers, for example, lack the strength needed to ready the degree earners that enter their program with necessary skills to advance, especially when their institution has deficits laterally across the campus in terms of technology awareness, process, and structure. Once educators enter into school districts they are held responsible for student achievement that is not often supported ...


An Exploratory Study Of College Student Condom Use, Tina M. Brien Feb 1993

An Exploratory Study Of College Student Condom Use, Tina M. Brien

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study assessed a variety of psychological, health, and demographic measures and determined their relationship to condom use in a convenience sample of college students (n=476). The data were collected with the use of an anonymous questionnaire. It was administered in a variety of undergraduate classes at the SUNY College at Brockport during the Spring and Summer Semesters of 1992. Emerging from a factor analysis of the Condom Use Self Efficacy Scale were four reliable subscales labeled as followed: Mechanics, Partner's Disapproval, Assertive, and Intoxicants. A multiple discriminant function analysis was used to distinguish among the following three ...


A Comparison Of Aesthetic And Efferent Reading Strategies Of College Students, Julie Schnell Dec 1990

A Comparison Of Aesthetic And Efferent Reading Strategies Of College Students, Julie Schnell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate, compare, and document the use of efferent and aesthetic reading strategies, as used by both undergraduate and graduate college students enrolled in a course in developmental reading instruction.

Twenty students were individually interviewed, each student attending two separate interviews: one which focused on efferent reading and the other which focused on aesthetic reading. The students' responses to the question, "What is efferent/aesthetic reading comprehension?"; their comments made as they “thought-out-loud” while reading; and their identifications of efferent and aesthetic reading comprehension strategies, were analyzed and categorized according to similarities in items included in ...


A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes Aug 1989

A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the study skills, learning behaviors and academic success of a group of non-traditional aged college students in the Student Support Services Program at an upstate New York college and compare them with a group of traditional aged students in the same program. The subjects consisted of twenty-one adult students and twenty-one traditional aged students in the Student Support Services Program at SUNY College at Brockport. Mean scores earned on seven subscales of the LASSI and mean semester grade point averages were found for both groups and tested for significance at the 90 ...


The Relationship Between Type-Preference Scores And Reading Comprehension Achievement Scores, Jane A. Munt May 1984

The Relationship Between Type-Preference Scores And Reading Comprehension Achievement Scores, Jane A. Munt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether or not cognitive preferences, as measured by an indicator of psychological type, have a significant relationship to performance on standardized reading comprehension tests.

The subjects of this study were a group of one hundred college freshmen randomly selected from an incoming population at a mid-sized technical institution.

All students were administered both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Myers, 1962) and the Nelson-Denny Reading Comprehension Subtest (Brown, Bennett, & Hanna, 1981). The scoring of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator resulted in a four-letter type composite made up of two attitude preference scores and two function ...


An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Between College Students’ Attitudes Toward Reading And Their Reading Habits, Mary Ann Fauls Giglio Dec 1979

An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Between College Students’ Attitudes Toward Reading And Their Reading Habits, Mary Ann Fauls Giglio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the reading attitudes and the reading habits of two distinct groups of freshman college students. One hundred students enrolled in classes in the Learning Skills Center and one hundred students enrolled in classes in the General Education Program were involved in this study.

A second purpose was to determine if a significant difference, in relation to reading attitudes and reading habits, existed between the two groups.

Statistical analysis strongly revealed that a significant correlation exists between the reading attitudes and the reading habits of the two groups of freshman ...


The Effectiveness Of Content Study Skills Instruction On The Academic Achievement Of Underprepared College Freshman, Roxanne Kenyon Sep 1979

The Effectiveness Of Content Study Skills Instruction On The Academic Achievement Of Underprepared College Freshman, Roxanne Kenyon

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of content study skills instruction on the achievement of underprepared college students. The academic performance of two groups of underprepared freshmen was compared. The experimental group consisted of 40 students enrolled in an introductory history or psychology course who also participated in the Learning Skills Center support course

The control group consisted of a like number of students enrolled in an introductory history or psychology course who did not participate in the support course at the

Learning Skills Center. Dependent variables examined were grades earned in the content course and ...


Relationships Among Cognitive Style, Learning Style And Targeted Reading Skills, Joann Pultz Aug 1979

Relationships Among Cognitive Style, Learning Style And Targeted Reading Skills, Joann Pultz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the relationships among cognitive style, learning style and targeted reading skills. To determine the variables the sample, 18 college students, was given the Group Embedded Figures Test, an adaptation of the Grasha-Riechmann Student

Learning Styles Questionnaire, the McGraw-Hill Basic Skills System Reading Test, the LaPray-Ross Graded Word List, and a cloze passage.

The test scores and subscores were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients. Significant results were found between cognitive style (field dependence/independence) and several of the targeted reading skills. No significant correlation was shown between cognitive style and learning style. Learning style did not correlate ...


An Exploratory Attempt To Measure Certain Comprehension Skills Necessary For The Critical Reading Of Two, Topic-Related Expository Selections, Patricia F. Borowiec Dec 1978

An Exploratory Attempt To Measure Certain Comprehension Skills Necessary For The Critical Reading Of Two, Topic-Related Expository Selections, Patricia F. Borowiec

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to describe the results of a researcher-constructed, critical reading assessment administered to 224 college students (133 first-year students and 91 third-year students) enrolled in a three-year degree program. Subjects were tested on two, longer, topic-related, expository selections.

Statistical analysis indicated that total performance score and type of conclusion reached about the selections read were significantly related to the ability to recognize overgeneralizations and contrasting views. Analysis also indicated that those subjects (a) with the higher academic averages, (b) who were humanities majors, (c) had a New York State regents diploma, and/or were college ...


A Statistical Analysis Of Certain Data Of Performance Achieved By Brockport State Teachers College Freshmen, 1949-57, Sigmund A. Smith Feb 1958

A Statistical Analysis Of Certain Data Of Performance Achieved By Brockport State Teachers College Freshmen, 1949-57, Sigmund A. Smith

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis project examines statistical data for incoming Brockport State Teachers College students from 1949-1957, including college entrance exam scores as well as other required testing. The researcher completed this project in an effort to organize and understand trends regarding incoming students and their academic performance during the first year of study. The study assists and advises admissions and curricula committees regarding the student population. It also examines the results of both the American Council on Education Psychological Examination and the Cooperative English Examination (Part 1, Reading Comprehension). The study group’s statistical information included any Brockport freshmen, 1949-1957, who ...