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An Automated Diagnostic Test And Tutorial Package For Basic Skills Of Mathematics In Post Secondary Vocational Education Of Kentucky: Construction And Validation, Odell D. Wilson Dec 1987

An Automated Diagnostic Test And Tutorial Package For Basic Skills Of Mathematics In Post Secondary Vocational Education Of Kentucky: Construction And Validation, Odell D. Wilson

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The purpose of this research study was to determine characteristics of entering vocational students in Kentucky Area/State vocational schools and to develop a computerized diagnostic instrument and tutorial package for assisting students in the mastery of necessary basic skills in mathematics. After specific math skills were identified in which proficiency is required of vocational education students, item pools were constructed for each skill. The skill item pools were validated using approximately 500 public school students throughout the grades of four through eight in public schools of Harlan County, Kentucky, Lee County, Virginia, and Washington County, Tennessee. The items within ...


An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris Dec 1987

An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris

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The problem of this study was to investigate the problems listed as bothersome and their frequency as identified by selected elementary teachers. Another objective was to analyze differences between teacher problems and selected social demographic variables. The background research was limited to a review of the literature related to the subject. It was determined that the relevance of professional problem solving as a competency could provide formative information to guide changes in undergraduate, graduate, preservice, and in-service education. A descriptive research design was followed by surveying a selected sample of teachers of grades 1-7 in the nine counties and two ...


The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm Dec 1987

The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm

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The purpose of the study is to determine if students who were called with a computer assisted dialing device would have a better attendance record than students who were not called. One hundred and fifty students from three East Tennessee schools were chosen at the beginning of the 1986-1987 school year to serve as the control group. At the end of the 1986-1987 school year another 150 students were selected from the same three schools who had been called with the computer dialing device. Students were compared based on their attendance record for the entire eight month period. Using the ...


The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm Dec 1987

The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm

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The purpose of the study is to determine if students who were called with a computer assisted dialing device would have a better attendance record than students who were not called. One hundred and fifty students from three East Tennessee schools were chosen at the beginning of the 1986-1987 school year to serve as the control group. At the end of the 1986-1987 school year another 150 students were selected from the same three schools who had been called with the computer dialing device. Students were compared based on their attendance record for the entire eight month period. Using the ...


An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris Dec 1987

An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris

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The problem of this study was to investigate the problems listed as bothersome and their frequency as identified by selected elementary teachers. Another objective was to analyze differences between teacher problems and selected social demographic variables. The background research was limited to a review of the literature related to the subject. It was determined that the relevance of professional problem solving as a competency could provide formative information to guide changes in undergraduate, graduate, preservice, and in-service education. A descriptive research design was followed by surveying a selected sample of teachers of grades 1-7 in the nine counties and two ...


Effective And Less Effective Schools: Differences In Morale And Leader Behaviors As Revealed By Selected Observations, Jerry A. Lynn Dec 1987

Effective And Less Effective Schools: Differences In Morale And Leader Behaviors As Revealed By Selected Observations, Jerry A. Lynn

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The purpose of this study was: (a) to determine if a significant difference exists between leadership behavior of principals in effective schools when compared to leadership behavior of principals in less effective schools as perceived by teachers, (b) to determine if a significant difference exists in teacher morale in effective schools when compared to less effective schools, and (c) to determine if a significant difference exists in the comparison of the correlations between leadership behaviors of principals and factors contributing to teacher morale in effective schools when compared to less effective schools. A total of 158 teachers returned completed questionnaires ...


Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools Of Virginia, Sandra C. Richardson Aug 1987

Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools Of Virginia, Sandra C. Richardson

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The problem of this study was to determine if differences existed in the perceptions of selected public school instructional supervisors regarding the amount of actual and ideal time allocated for identified supervisory roles. The study was conducted during the 1986-87 school year in Virginia. A questionnaire, developed by the researcher, was field tested through a six-week pilot study with 100 instructional supervisors in Virginia. Upon validation of the instrument, it was mailed to a randomly selected sample of 363 instructional supervisors in Virginia. A total of 220 respondents (60.6%) returned the questionnaire. Significant differences were found in perceived allocation ...


A Comparison Of Values Between Public School Principals And Middle Managers In Manufacturing Industries, Helen H. Mills Aug 1987

A Comparison Of Values Between Public School Principals And Middle Managers In Manufacturing Industries, Helen H. Mills

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This study compares the value systems of public school principals and middle managers in manufacturing industries in four counties in Upper East Tennessee. The purpose of the study is to provide information for persons involved in planning policies and providing funds for public school education programs. This is a descriptive study which uses data gathered from the administration of the Rokeach Value Survey to principals and managers selected for the study. The data presented include comparisons of median scores of individual values in terms of their relationships and differences by main research groups as well as sex and age subgroups ...


An Examination Of Demographic Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals And Student Achievement Scores, Winston A. Riddle May 1987

An Examination Of Demographic Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals And Student Achievement Scores, Winston A. Riddle

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The purpose of this study was to consider the specific demographic characteristics of elementary school principals in conjunction with the academic achievement of students in an attempt to identify characteristics that might assist in the identification of effective principals. The characteristics tested were the principal's age, sex, race, tenure in the current position, total experience as a principal, level of previous teaching experience, and level of education. During and following the review of the literature, a list of characteristics was compiled and refined and a survey instrument constructed. The survey was sent to 255 randomly selected elementary school principals ...


A Descriptive Profile Of School Board Members In North Carolina, Merrell J. Riddle May 1987

A Descriptive Profile Of School Board Members In North Carolina, Merrell J. Riddle

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of school board members in the public school systems of North Carolina in order to obtain a profile of the typical board member and compile the suggested qualifications as a basis for possible change in the legal requirements for membership on local boards of education. A researcher-designed questionnaire was mailed to all school board members in North Carolina. Responses were received from 309 board members. A descriptive profile of board of education members in the public school systems of North Carolina was developed; determination of legal requirements for board membership ...


Use Of A Unique Combination Of Recognized Methods To Construct A Model For Studying The Power Structure For A Selected Community: Comparison Of General Community And Educator Perceptions, Charlie J. Allen May 1987

Use Of A Unique Combination Of Recognized Methods To Construct A Model For Studying The Power Structure For A Selected Community: Comparison Of General Community And Educator Perceptions, Charlie J. Allen

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The primary purposes of this study were three-fold. First, the reputational methodology for studying community power structures was to be enhanced with computer assisted data analysis techniques to produce a tool that educational leaders could use in the quest for understanding the community power structure. Second, the method was to be altered to produce a tool for assessing the degree to which groups of educators understand the power structure. Third, the methodology was to be applied to a selected community in order to produce a model of the power structure that could be used to gauge the effectiveness of the ...


Leadership Decisions: Situational Dimensions And Leaders' Responses In Labor Intensive Industries, Alan R. Mcmurray May 1987

Leadership Decisions: Situational Dimensions And Leaders' Responses In Labor Intensive Industries, Alan R. Mcmurray

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The problem of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between situational leadership effectiveness of administrators in hospitals and principals in high schools in a selected geographical area. The data-gathering instruments were the Leader Effectiveness & Adaptability Description (LEAD-Self) and a one-page demographic sheet. The LEAD-Self provides a measurement of situational leadership style and leadership effectiveness based upon responses to 12 administrative decisions. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data gathered, with the Eta and Pearson's product-moment being the correlation studies used. Six research questions were explored, dealing with the relationship between the effectiveness score and the ...