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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 ...


The Correlation Of Classroom Academic Status And Social Status Of Students In The Elementary School, Linda Cook Sep 1995

The Correlation Of Classroom Academic Status And Social Status Of Students In The Elementary School, Linda Cook

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether elementary school students' classroom academic status was significantly correlated to their classroom social status. This relationship was assessed at each grade level, one through six. An additional three classrooms from an achievement pro-gram within the building (MAP) at the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade levels were evaluated. There was a total of 201 subjects.

The sociometry of each classroom was determined by a peer nomination technique. Academic status was determined by teacher rating. These two variables were correlated using a Pearson Product-Moment Correlation program. A Chi-Square Test of Independence was also ...


Environmental Awareness As A Distinguishing Factor That Differentiates Special Education Students From Their Regular Education Peers, Deborah Broikou Aug 1995

Environmental Awareness As A Distinguishing Factor That Differentiates Special Education Students From Their Regular Education Peers, Deborah Broikou

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to distinguish the differences between special education and regular education students regarding their awareness of environmental changes in the classroom.

The subjects in this study were from a suburban school district in New York State. Of the sixteen students involved, eight were from a self-contained special education first grade class. The other eight students were randomly selected from a regular education first grade class.

Alterations were made to the classroom environment (twice a week for four weeks). The days of the week and the alterations were staggered to avoid alerting the students to the ...


The Effect Of A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Modeled-Reading Comprehension Strategy On Special Education Students, Gary J. Lisman Aug 1995

The Effect Of A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Modeled-Reading Comprehension Strategy On Special Education Students, Gary J. Lisman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to test the effectiveness of a Neuro-Linguistic

Programming modeled-reading comprehension strategy. This lower order thinking strategy treatment was tested on seven special education students from three suburban middle schools in western New York.

This treatment was intended to develop the subject's ability to create images from written language. First, students drew pictures of sentences read to them by their teacher. Next, the teacher asked students questions about the visual, auditory and kinesthetic submodalities of their pictures; students were urged to add missing details. Once students could draw and sequence pictures adequately, they were instructed to ...


Parental Involvement In A Home/School Reading Program And Children's Success In Reading, Christine A. Carrozzi Jul 1995

Parental Involvement In A Home/School Reading Program And Children's Success In Reading, Christine A. Carrozzi

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parents' involvement in a home/school reading program and their children's success in reading.


The Effect On Special Education Students’ Behaviors Using Whole Language/Literature Based Instruction Versus Skill Based Instruction, Deborah M. Edwards Jul 1995

The Effect On Special Education Students’ Behaviors Using Whole Language/Literature Based Instruction Versus Skill Based Instruction, Deborah M. Edwards

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine how a particular approach to reading instruction affects students' behavior as measured by the behavior rating scale designed for this study.

Seven separate paired two sample t tests were used to investigate the research questions presented in this study: (1) will one of the instructional reading approaches produce more positive/negative behaviors than the other approach? (2) will one area of behavior be affected more than another in regards to the instructional approaches? (3) will one of the instructional reading approaches produce more positive behaviors in either the high or low reading ...


A Look At The Academic Benefits Of Multi-Age Science Instruction In Kindergarten, Margaret M. Johnson Jun 1995

A Look At The Academic Benefits Of Multi-Age Science Instruction In Kindergarten, Margaret M. Johnson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Multiage classroom instruction is currently receiving more attention in the public schools in the United States. The opportunity to teach in a multiage setting is becoming more readily available to educators. The primary objective of this research is to study the effects of multiage grouping on the levels of knowledge and comprehension of kindergarten students. The researcher instructed using single grade and multiage groupings to see if in effect there was a difference in the performance of the kindergarten students.

Students were assessed and the results were then compared. The results obtained by this research were not statistically significant, but ...


Views Of African American Males On Their Educational Experiences, G. Najmah Abdulmateen May 1995

Views Of African American Males On Their Educational Experiences, G. Najmah Abdulmateen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined the opinions of African American males on the American educational system through an analysis of their expressions about their educational experiences. The researcher interviewed 40 African American Males in the following categories: second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grades, high school graduates and high school dropouts. There were five subjects interviewed for each category. A set of eight questions was used to ascertain the opinions of these young men. The researcher compiled a listing of the raw data as well as charts that quantify the interview results. The findings indicate that school districts should examine their ...


A Textbook Approach To Spelling Vs. A Teacher Directed Approach, Armando Ramirez May 1995

A Textbook Approach To Spelling Vs. A Teacher Directed Approach, Armando Ramirez

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of two teaching approaches in spelling. The first teaching method was guided by the spelling textbook and the second was a teacher directed approach. In this study, the students were divided into two equal ability groups and were instructed using the assigned teaching approach. The 26 subjects used in this study were heterogeneously grouped and attended an urban school in the city of Rochester. The study began with the administration of a seventy five word pretest to determine the group compositions and the forty most frequently misspelled words. After calculating ...


Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Jeanette Adams Atkinson May 1995

Patterns Of Written Response To Literature Of Average Fifth Grade Readers, Jeanette Adams Atkinson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze individual and group patterns in written responses to literature.

The subjects for this study were six fifth-graders of average reading ability. The subjects attended a suburban public school which was structurally designed on an open plan model. Each day in class, the subjects read two novels, The Black Pearl, and The Moldanado Miracle. The children composed written responses in their personal reading logs to what they read the previous night. The teacher wrote back to the children in their reading logs on a daily basis. Individual student responses were then categorized into ...


Teaching Method As A Determinant Of Student Attitude, Mark Paul Buckert May 1995

Teaching Method As A Determinant Of Student Attitude, Mark Paul Buckert

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect on student attitude with respect to using a hands-on teaching method in the elementary school, but limiting hands-on experience in the middle school. The primary question addressed is this: do students' attitudes towards science decline in middle school when hands-on science methods are used less frequently?

Student attitudes of grades three, five, seven, and eight are compared. Male and female students from two districts with presently two different approaches to teaching science are subjects of this study. An attitudinal survey comparing student attitude as it develops from grades three to ...


Students’ Opinions Regarding Inclusion, Alicia A. Francesca May 1995

Students’ Opinions Regarding Inclusion, Alicia A. Francesca

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study was to determine students' opinions in regard to inclusive education programs and the effectiveness of these programs.

The subjects involved were 150 high school students from a suburban school district in western New York. Of those 150 students, 114 were regular education students and 36 were special education students. All participants were students in blended English classes.

Students were asked to anonymously complete a 16-item questionnaire in which they were asked to respond "yes, no, or unsure." As students returned the questionnaires to the classroom teacher, the teacher placed an identifying mark on the ...


Parental Reactions To Authentic Performance Assessment Of Spelling, Patricia Jean Williams May 1995

Parental Reactions To Authentic Performance Assessment Of Spelling, Patricia Jean Williams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine parental reactions to authentic performance assessment of spelling.

The subjects for this study were seventy heterogeneously grouped third-grade students and their parents from a small, rural, public elementary school in western New York. Three standardized written retellings of stories were collected from· the seventy students over a period of three semesters and were analyzed for misspellings. The results were recorded on a developmental spelling progress chart (see Appendix A). Parents were asked to respond to a confidential and anonymous questionnaire regarding their reactions to the Stages of Spelling Development progress chart. Since ...


The Differences In First Graders’ Oral Reading Patterns Between Literature Based Instruction And A Basal Program With A Heavy Emphasis On Phonics And Writing, Cynthia E. Parada Apr 1995

The Differences In First Graders’ Oral Reading Patterns Between Literature Based Instruction And A Basal Program With A Heavy Emphasis On Phonics And Writing, Cynthia E. Parada

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to see if average first grade students in a basal reading program that heavily emphasized phonics and writing showed differences in reading patterns at 20 weeks, compared to average first grade students in a literature based program.

This study examined the oral reading patterns of first graders after 20 weeks of reading instruction. Students were divided into two groups each receiving very different approaches to teaching reading. The basal group concentrated on phonics and writing and followed The Open Court Phonics program. Skills were taught sequentially and consistently. The literature based group taught phonics ...


A Statistical Analysis Of The Effect Of The Inclusion Of A Job Readiness Training Class Into A High School Transition Class, Alan M. Greene Apr 1995

A Statistical Analysis Of The Effect Of The Inclusion Of A Job Readiness Training Class Into A High School Transition Class, Alan M. Greene

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Students graduating from high school often do not know how to find, obtain, and maintain employment. In this thesis, the author proposes a Job Readiness Training (JRT) class to provide this education to high school/GED students. Schools expressed hesitation that including a JRT class would detract from other vital aspects of the curriculum. To address these fears, the author taught an experimental JRT class to fifteen students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The class provided education in self-assessment, job-search skills, resume composition, interviewing skills, job retention, and advancement. In addition to ...