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Implementing A Flipped Classroom In A Unit On Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins May 2020

Implementing A Flipped Classroom In A Unit On Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As instructional technology increases, educators seek ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. One effective method teachers use is the flipped classroom. It can be challenging to incorporate a flipped classroom; thus, this curriculum project was designed to support its implementation. The curriculum project presents an exemplar on using remote instruction with the Algebra topic of slope. During the Spring 2020 global pandemic that resulted in the shutdown of public schools, many teachers looked to the flipped classroom for best practices in remote instruction. This project was designed to highlight instructional technology to support remote instruction as well as presenting ...


Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors And Student Comprehension Of Texts, Antonio Madau Dec 2017

Inner Dialogue Reading Behaviors And Student Comprehension Of Texts, Antonio Madau

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examines the use of inner dialogue reading behaviors by third grade students who achieve high scores on commercial reading assessments. The study looks at one class of third grade students in Western New York, and comparatively analyzes their self-reported use of reading behaviors in relation to their achieved scores on the Next Step in Guided Reading (GRA) commercial reading assessment. The researcher collected qualitative data from the participants using results from the administered GRA assessment, structured verbal interviews, and participants’ written responses in their weekly Independent Reading Logs. Conclusions for participants who scored highly on commercial reading assessments ...


A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project On Linear Functions In Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr May 2017

A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project On Linear Functions In Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

There is a lack of financial literacy curriculum available for teachers to support students learning of mathematical skills that are needed in real life. Financial literacy curricula can support students learning real life skills needed before independent living situations in college or career. Direct mathematical modelling and application can support students comprehension of the relationship between financial literacy and algebra. This curriculum highlights the ideology of the need to know drives learning and aligns real world financial literacy problems to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) algebra standards.


The Impact Of Student Completion Requirements Using An Lms (Learning Management System) On Student Achievement And Differentiated Instruction In The Classroom., Laura Burgstrom Feb 2017

The Impact Of Student Completion Requirements Using An Lms (Learning Management System) On Student Achievement And Differentiated Instruction In The Classroom., Laura Burgstrom

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

School classrooms today are immersed with technology and learning management systems that provide teachers with tools to organize their classroom. However, many teachers do not know the capabilities of these LMS programs to differentiate instruction and tailor learning to meet the needs of every student in the classroom. This mixed methods study investigated the impact on student achievement of a Learning Management System called Schoology. The study also examined the Learning Management System’s ability to effectively differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners as a means to increase student achievement. Culminating assessment scores were compared from a ...


Disciplinary Literacy And Content Area Reading Strategies: Intentionality And Collaboration, Jamie Wojtowicz Dec 2015

Disciplinary Literacy And Content Area Reading Strategies: Intentionality And Collaboration, Jamie Wojtowicz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Due to stagnate or falling adolescent reading scores as shown on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (2007) and the inclusion of literacy standards as part of the Common Core standards titled “Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects,” (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010a) an interest in adolescent literacy, and what it means to teach literacy in a core subject area, has reemerged. Even prior to the literacy standards being released, studies re-exploring the topic of content area literacy through a new lens, disciplinary literacy, had been published. Since then ...


A Case Study: The Effect Of Repeated Read-Alouds Of Complex Texts On The Comprehension Of A Preschool Student, Stephanie J. Cottrell May 2015

A Case Study: The Effect Of Repeated Read-Alouds Of Complex Texts On The Comprehension Of A Preschool Student, Stephanie J. Cottrell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Abstract

The purpose of my research is to explore how the comprehension of a preschool student is impacted through being engaged in a total of twelve read alouds and discussions using complex texts in the form of a chapter book. During the conducting of this research, a preschooler participates in read alouds conducted by the researcher and engages in a post-reading discussion about the reading. Each read aloud is then repeated a second time followed by second post-reading discussion. My research seeks to answer to what extent can a preschool student retell and discuss content from a complex text? How ...


The Legal Process To Desegregation In Public Schools And The Racial Divide In Rochester, New York, Daniel J. Travis Dec 2014

The Legal Process To Desegregation In Public Schools And The Racial Divide In Rochester, New York, Daniel J. Travis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This research examines the legal process to desegregation in the United States throughout history. The focus is on the principles established during reconstruction and how they had a lasting impact on segregating public schools across the nation. The court cases leading up the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka are also explored and broken down. The history behind the cases is then compared to the resurfacing issue of segregation in public schools following the Civil Rights movement with a primary focus on the City of Rochester and the surrounding suburbs. Following the reading their is also ...


"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter Dec 2013

"History" Vs. "Herstory:" The Jobs And Roles Of Women During World War Ii, William J. Richter

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The word “history” has been defined as events in the past that were written down or recorded. It has been men (“his,” “story”) who usually have been the ones to record the written past. What about women? Should an event in the past that was written down be called “herstory?” The most interesting part of history, to me at least, has been the study of World War II. Throughout all of my course work in high school, undergraduate, and even graduate work, men have claimed most of the honors for their efforts in winning the war. What about the women ...


The Effect Earning A Ged While Incarcerated Has On Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell May 2013

The Effect Earning A Ged While Incarcerated Has On Recidivism Rates: A Research Synthesis, Daniel A. Passarell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research synthesis was to determine the effect that academic education programs have on recidivism rates. The purpose of American correctional facilities is to correct the behavior of convicted felons so that they do not return to criminal activities after they are released. Billions of dollars are spent by state and federal correction departments each year to do this. Academic and vocational education, religious, counseling, substance abuse and drug treatment, anger management, and parenting skills are just some of the prominent programs offered to offenders to help them return to society as responsible citizens. Twenty-one peer-reviewed journal ...


Complex Realities, Simple Beauties: Interactions Between The Development Of Physics Ideas And Western Civilization, From Ancient Times To The Late Nineteenth Century, Neil Chodorow Aug 2000

Complex Realities, Simple Beauties: Interactions Between The Development Of Physics Ideas And Western Civilization, From Ancient Times To The Late Nineteenth Century, Neil Chodorow

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

An instructive text covering the history of Physics concepts within the western tradition. It begins with a brief history of the human species, including discussions of food-gathering technology, early settlements, and the development of culture. It continues on to trace the development of human intellectual culture through ancient history and European history, charting a course through Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Arabic mathematical and scientific contributions. Much of the book examines the interaction of science with historical factors such as war and rule changes. It challenges readers to think about ways of knowing and the process of developing systematic knowledge.


Teachers' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Crowe Study, Dana M. Taurisano May 1998

Teachers' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Crowe Study, Dana M. Taurisano

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine teachers' perceptions of the middle school concept, what is happening in their school and what actually should be happening. The findings of this study were compared to the Crowe study, which focuses on administrators' perceptions.

In this study, a researcher developed survey was administered to 51 rural, middle level teachers in two rural districts in Western New York. The school districts involved consisted of one that included 28 middle level teachers, 321 middle level students, and three administrators. The other district consisted of 42 middle level teachers, 500 middle level students, and ...


A Comparison Of Teacher Reported Violence Between Monroe County Public High Schools And New York State Public High Schools, Elizabeth M. Smits Dec 1995

A Comparison Of Teacher Reported Violence Between Monroe County Public High Schools And New York State Public High Schools, Elizabeth M. Smits

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study determined the reported incidences of violence against Monroe County public high school teachers and compared the rates with those reported by New York State public high school teachers. Although the rate of juvenile violence has increased at a rate of about 50% in the past four years in Monroe county, it was found that Monroe County teachers report similar incidences of robberies (7.2%%) to that reported by New York State teachers

(3.6%) and a similar percentage of assaults (9.7%) to that reported by New York State teachers (8.0%). The study also found that 92 ...


Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould May 1993

Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a strong relationship between reading attitudes and achievement of adult male inmates and what motivates them to want to learn to read. Eighty (80) inmates enrolled in the Pre-GED classes at a medium security prison in western New York were given a reading attitude inventory designed by the researcher based on the Estes Reading Attitude Scale. Reading scores for each student were also gathered from the TABE test. The relationship of the attitude inventory and achievement was then analyzed. It was found that in this study, reading attitude was ...


Bridging The Skills Gap: Employers’ Needs Vs. Vocational Education Students’ Perceived Capabilities, Barbara Ann Riley Jun 1992

Bridging The Skills Gap: Employers’ Needs Vs. Vocational Education Students’ Perceived Capabilities, Barbara Ann Riley

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived worker qualities of vocational education students who have participated in a job training program for at least one year. In addition, this study also endeavored to reveal what these students rated as the five most important worker qualities needed for their future employment.

Sixty high school students enrolled in the WE-MO-CO Vocational Education and Technological Center participated in this study. This job training program enrolls students from 11 public high schools and two private educational institutions in western Orleans/Monroe County, New York.

A Survey of Worker Qualities was administered ...


New York State Migrant Education Program And Its Impact On Students In The Brockport Tutorial Outreach Project, Dolly Jackson-Williams May 1992

New York State Migrant Education Program And Its Impact On Students In The Brockport Tutorial Outreach Project, Dolly Jackson-Williams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In spite of their problems the Migrant Education Program still provides effective assistance to the migrant population. It is surprising to note that many educators have no knowledge of the lifestyle and the educational process that the migrant students have to contend, in order to receive an appropriate education. Sadly, many educators do not know how to address the academic needs of the migrant students in their classroom. Because of this lack of knowledge, the special needs of the migrant child go unmet. Conversely, when a teacher knows he/she has a migrant child in class and sets out to ...


A Longitudinal Study Investigating The Brain Spurts Theory, Deborah B. Westcott Apr 1991

A Longitudinal Study Investigating The Brain Spurts Theory, Deborah B. Westcott

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This longitudinal study investigates brain growth periodization, also known as the brain spurts theory. The theory calls for maximum brain growth between the ages 2-4 years, 6-8 years, 10-12 years, and 14-16 years. For several decades researchers have observed fluctuations in the rate of growth for various areas of student achievement. These fluctuations occur in an extreme form from ages 8 - 14. The brain spurts theory asserts that there is also variation during this period in the rate of brain cell development. This researcher utilized a random sample of 50 students in a western New York school district where data ...


An Investigation Of Public Library Summer Reading Programs: Examining Common Principles For Motivation Of Leisure Time Readers, Virginia Hughes May 1990

An Investigation Of Public Library Summer Reading Programs: Examining Common Principles For Motivation Of Leisure Time Readers, Virginia Hughes

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This investigation was conducted by interviewing twelve children’s librarians, visiting nine summer library programs, and corresponding with two librarians to gather information about their programs. The purpose of the investigation was to research the commonalities in programs and the ideas that librarians use to motivate leisure time readers. This study describes some of the attributes of summer leisure reading library programs and identifies commonalities in their goals and program guidelines. Also examined was the range of possibilities for summer programs and ideas for implementation.

From the information gathered in this investigation, it can be concluded that there are several ...


A Study To Determine The Impact Of A Colorectal Education Program On An Asymptomatic Industrial Population, Mary Christine Chizuk Dec 1982

A Study To Determine The Impact Of A Colorectal Education Program On An Asymptomatic Industrial Population, Mary Christine Chizuk

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The major purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a colorectal cancer education program in an asymptomatic industrial population. The variables high-risk, age 40 and over, and personal perception of risk were analyzed on the basis of knowledge. A Pre and Posttest questionnaire was administered on a self-selected basis via interdepartmental mail. A thirteen item knowledge test comprised the major portion of the questionnaire consistent with the American Cancer society's publications. A Reliability Analysis demonstrated extremely acceptable Alpha Levels on the knowledge items. The educational programs consisted of a thirty (30) minute lecture, movie and discussion ...


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 ...


School Health Scoliosis Referrals: A Descriptive Study Of The Diagnosis, Treatment And Follow Up Rate Of Scoliosis In Relation To Age, Sex And Ethnicity Of Sixth Grade Students In The Rochester City School, Ann K. Reddington Jan 1980

School Health Scoliosis Referrals: A Descriptive Study Of The Diagnosis, Treatment And Follow Up Rate Of Scoliosis In Relation To Age, Sex And Ethnicity Of Sixth Grade Students In The Rochester City School, Ann K. Reddington

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This research was designed to assess the effectiveness of a school screening program for scoliosis among 294 sixth grade students in the Rochester City School District during the 1978-1979 school year. Data was collected regarding sex, ethnicity, age, follow up status, diagnosis, and treatment of the referred.

More females (172) were referred than males (122). Whites comprised half of the study (135), with Blacks (128) next, followed by Spanish (25), and Orientals (6), respectively.

Of the total number referred, only 143, or forty-eight and sixth tenths (48.6) percent, had follow up. This percentage of follow up is quite low ...


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 ...


Procedures Used In Planning And Construction Of New Elementary School #2, City School District Of Rochester, Robert F. Humphrey Jun 1962

Procedures Used In Planning And Construction Of New Elementary School #2, City School District Of Rochester, Robert F. Humphrey

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This paper investigates the planning and construction of Clara Barton School #2, in the Rochester City school district. First, the author examines the factors contributing to the need for a new school facility, as well as its specific design requirements. The author then recounts the multi-step process the city engaged in to acquire the property and begin construction, as well as their hiring of new personnel. Appendices include, student population statistics, planning sheets and chronological record of planning and construction, as well as relevant communications and newspaper articles.


A Device And Method For Measuring And Classifying Activity Interests Of Pupils And Teachers For The Purpose Of Formulating And Administering A Club Program For Fifth And Sixth Grades, Rocco Albert Lagona May 1962

A Device And Method For Measuring And Classifying Activity Interests Of Pupils And Teachers For The Purpose Of Formulating And Administering A Club Program For Fifth And Sixth Grades, Rocco Albert Lagona

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Historically, school administrators did not consider students’ expressed interests when creating school club programs. This research explores the challenges in developing extracurricular club activities, as well as their sociological and educational implications. The author focuses his studies on fifth and sixth grade club members. First, the author outlines the current teacher-dominated method for defining and establishing extracurricular clubs. Then the author used a formal Interest Inventory survey with students and teachers to establish their interest level in a number of activities, including music, arts and crafts, government and service activities, and physical activities/sports. Ultimately, the author found that differences ...


A Study Of The Analysis And Identification Of The Component Parts Involved In The Establishing Of An Adult Education Program In The Town Of Greece, Leonard Ofsowitz Jun 1960

A Study Of The Analysis And Identification Of The Component Parts Involved In The Establishing Of An Adult Education Program In The Town Of Greece, Leonard Ofsowitz

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The majority of the American population is made up of adults, yet little attention is paid to providing adults with educational opportunities. In this paper, the author describes the importance of providing continuing education to improve adults’ lives, job prospects, and experiences. He suggests that the public school is the idea facility for providing this education, as it already has both the staff and the physical resources to do so. To that end, the author compiles and analyzes the component parts for establishing an adult education program in the town of Greece, NY. First, he examines and analyzes needed and ...