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An Investigation Into The Gender Bias Issue, Bonnie L. Wolcott Aug 1994

An Investigation Into The Gender Bias Issue, Bonnie L. Wolcott

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Women tend to hold a smaller population within the fields of science and mathematics than men. This is believed to be largely due to gender bias coming from family, school, and society. The areas of math and science are largely considered to be male-oriented, and female students consider the fields to be largely unavailable to them. This master thesis addresses this topic by surveying a large number of high school math students, and interviewing school faculty.

A large suburban school district in Rochester, NY was used for this research. The study included 285 male students and 343 female students in ...


A Historical Look At "The Journal Of The National Association For Bilingual Education", Christine Jennie Mitchell Aug 1994

A Historical Look At "The Journal Of The National Association For Bilingual Education", Christine Jennie Mitchell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This paper examines the history of The Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), beginning with its first editor—Alma Flor Ada. It traces the shifting focus of the journal’s articles during each of its editorial eras, noting the changes between heavily politically-focused editors/eras and those focusing on issues such as evaluation and assessment, and psycho-social linguistics. The author provides a brief description of each editor’s tenure, noting their editorial philosophy as well as their major contributions to the journal. The author concludes that the journal’s continuing focus on evaluation/assessment and political articles ...


What Three-, Four-, And Five-Year-Olds Do In A Classroom Library Corner: Interactions With Books, Deborah Jill Buddle Aug 1994

What Three-, Four-, And Five-Year-Olds Do In A Classroom Library Corner: Interactions With Books, Deborah Jill Buddle

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study looked at the types of interactions three-, four-, and five-year-olds had with books in a preschool classroom library corner. This study took place in a rural cooperative preschool program consisting of 21 students.

Questions addressed were:

  1. What percentage of time spent in the library corner was actually spent interacting with books?
  2. What Interactions did students have with books in the library corner?
  3. What percentage of time spent in the library corner was spent on each type of interaction with books?

The data were collected over 32 classroom observation periods. Each observation took place during center time which was ...


The Effects Of Homogeneous And Heterogeneous Grouping Methods On Student Reading Attitudes, Jennifer Tracey Oddo May 1994

The Effects Of Homogeneous And Heterogeneous Grouping Methods On Student Reading Attitudes, Jennifer Tracey Oddo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the reading attitude scores of students in homogeneous reading groups to the reading attitude scores of students in heterogeneous reading groups. The subjects were forty-six fourth grade students who attended two schools in the same suburban school district located in Western New York. One school in the district began heterogeneously grouping students for reading instruction during this 1993-1994 school year. The other school in the district homogeneously grouped students for reading instruction for many years. Each student tested spent at least one quarter (eight weeks) in a homogeneous or in a heterogeneous ...


An Investigation Of Racial Attitudes Among White Pre-Service Teachers, Diantha B. Joiner May 1994

An Investigation Of Racial Attitudes Among White Pre-Service Teachers, Diantha B. Joiner

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine White American prospective teachers' racial attitudes about African Americans. In the age of multiculturalism, it is important to address the issue of racism and racial attitudes among educators. Racism continues to influence many aspects of American society, particularly education. Though the face of racism has changed from its blatant forms, it is now manifested in more subtle forms, and has thus been named "new" racism. This study investigated the level of "new" racism among White American prospective teachers enrolled in a teacher education program. Jacobson's "New" Racism Scale was used to ...