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The Development And Evaluation Of A Confluent Language Arts Program, Carolyn J. Nave Dec 1980

The Development And Evaluation Of A Confluent Language Arts Program, Carolyn J. Nave

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The growing interest in the self-concept as a factor to learning and the idea of confluence as a possible motivator for building positive self-concepts influenced the direction and intention of this study. The problem of this study was (1) to develop a confluent language arts program designed to improve the self-concepts and reading achievement of students; and (2) to determine if there were increases in self-concept and reading achievement scores after participation in the program. The development of the confluent language arts program involved the following process: (1) theory formation to give substance and structure to the literature-language lessons; (2 ...


A Study Of Factors Affecting The Professional Personnel Of Johnson City And Washington County, Tennessee School Systems In The Event Of Merger, Elizabeth S. Hoilman Dec 1980

A Study Of Factors Affecting The Professional Personnel Of Johnson City And Washington County, Tennessee School Systems In The Event Of Merger, Elizabeth S. Hoilman

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The problem of this study was to identify existing factors affecting professional personnel of Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee, public school systems and to project the effect merger would have on these factors. Subproblems consisted of identification of the criteria for maximum professional personnel performance, present approaches for meeting the needs of professional personnel in event of merger, and the factors involved in successful and unsuccessful merger attempts to determine what effects merger had on professional personnel. Professional personnel employment conditions would be altered after merger of the two systems. Projections could be made of these conditions. The information ...


The Effect Of The Ethnic Identification Of Teachers With Principals On The Teachers' Perceptions Of The Principals' Leadership Behavior, Elena P. Zayas-Bazan Dec 1980

The Effect Of The Ethnic Identification Of Teachers With Principals On The Teachers' Perceptions Of The Principals' Leadership Behavior, Elena P. Zayas-Bazan

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The problem of this study was to determine whether the ethnic identification of teachers with their school principals affected the teachers' perception of the principals' leadership behavior. This study followed the ex-post-facto design of a co-relational study. Twelve dimensions of the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form 12 (LBDQ-XII) were selected to assess the perception of teachers belonging to three different ethnic groups of the leadership behavior of principals belonging to the three ethnic groups. The statistical analysis of the data for hypotheses 1 through 7 was intended to determine significant differences in the ratings by white, black, and Spanish language ...


The Relationship Of Selected Variables In Mathematics Achievement Of Teacher Education Applicants, Linda H. Miller Aug 1980

The Relationship Of Selected Variables In Mathematics Achievement Of Teacher Education Applicants, Linda H. Miller

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The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between the variables of (1) sex, (2) attitudes toward mathematics, (3) college grade point average (GPA), (4) American College Test (ACT) mathematics scores, (5) number of mathematics courses taken, and the variable of (6) mathematics computation scores on the California Achievement Test (CAT) Form 6 - Level 19. A population of 220 applicants for admission to teacher education at East Tennessee State University were available for the study. Academic records of the students were searched for the following information: (1) sex of the subjects, (2) college grade point average, (3) ACT mathematics ...


The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman Aug 1980

The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman

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The problem of the study was to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of an alternative approach to learning for a selected group of students within the Kingsport, Tennessee City School System. Literature was reviewed, researched, and presented the reader with information concerning options in public education. An intact group consisting of 11 students enrolled in the Alternative School, Kingsport, Tennessee from August, 1979 through May, 1980 comprised the sample of this study. The students' ages ranged from 12 years through 15 years. All students were exposed to the program design. A program was developed which was based upon objectives ...


A Comparison Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Female Versus Male Principals' Leader Behavior And Organizational Climate In Elementary Schools, Diana R. Rogers Aug 1980

A Comparison Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Female Versus Male Principals' Leader Behavior And Organizational Climate In Elementary Schools, Diana R. Rogers

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The purpose of this study was to determine if the leader behavior of the principal and the organizational climate of the school were perceived differently by teachers in elementary schools with female principals when compared to elementary schools with male principals. It also sought to determine if significant differences existed between female and male teachers' perceptions of both female and male principals. A total of 217 subjects responded. Ten female and 10 male principals were evaluated by 119 female teachers and 98 male teachers using the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form XII (LBDQ) and the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire, Form ...


Characteristics Of Vandalism In Selected East Tennessee Public Schools, Glenn A. Tilley Aug 1980

Characteristics Of Vandalism In Selected East Tennessee Public Schools, Glenn A. Tilley

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The purpose of this study was to collect data for examination and analysis of school vandalism and to provide a way for better understanding of the problem by examining the various contributors. The purpose of this study was to seek answers to the following: (1) items employed in schools to lessen vandalism, (2) attitudes of school principals concerning vandalism prevention, (3) dollar estimates of vandalism, (4) student absenteeism, and (5) teacher absenteeism. The data for the study were collected by using a three-part instrument. Part one included the questions related to the physical plant characteristics of the survey. The characteristics ...


A Study Of The Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools In The Counties Of Tennessee, Jane W. Afifi Aug 1980

A Study Of The Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools In The Counties Of Tennessee, Jane W. Afifi

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The purpose of this study was the description of the instructional supervisory role in the state of Tennessee as perceived by county public school instructional supervisors. The description constituted a determination of differences which exist between the actual and ideal role perceptions of county instructional supervisors. The determination was thought to be essential for movement toward role congruency, enhancement of instructional supervisory behavior, and the heightening of teacher-student engagement opportunities.


An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Selected Public School Educators In Tennessee Toward Minimum Competency Testing, Judy A. Walters Aug 1980

An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Selected Public School Educators In Tennessee Toward Minimum Competency Testing, Judy A. Walters

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The problem was to determine whether significant relationships exist in the attitudes of eighth-grade teachers, their principals, and their superintendents toward minimum competency testing in Tennessee. Literature was reviewed in order to determine the problems associated with the implementation of a minimum competency testing program. Questionnaires were developed to obtain the attitudes of teachers, principals, and superintendents about the questions most often encountered in the literature. School systems to be surveyed were selected by stratified random sampling from defined pupil enrollment categories after the questionnaires were field tested. Superintendents from 36 public school systems were identified to receive questionnaires and ...


The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman Aug 1980

The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman

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The problem of the study was to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of an alternative approach to learning for a selected group of students within the Kingsport, Tennessee City School System. Literature was reviewed, researched, and presented the reader with information concerning options in public education. An intact group consisting of 11 students enrolled in the Alternative School, Kingsport, Tennessee from August, 1979 through May, 1980 comprised the sample of this study. The students' ages ranged from 12 years through 15 years. All students were exposed to the program design. A program was developed which was based upon objectives ...


A Comparison Of Priority Ratings Of Evaluative Criteria For Instructional Personnel, Cynthia A. Suarez May 1980

A Comparison Of Priority Ratings Of Evaluative Criteria For Instructional Personnel, Cynthia A. Suarez

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The purpose of this study was to compare the priority ratings given to evaluative criteria of four groups within the education profession--superintendents, secondary supervisors, secondary principals, and secondary teachers. The research sought to determine whether or not factors of agreement existed among the four groups of people regarding their attitudes toward important teacher characteristics. A total of fifty-two subjects from four occupational roles was used: thirteen superintendents, thirteen supervisors, thirteen principals, and thirteen teachers. The subjects were administered the Teacher Characteristics Q Sort, a ninety-item sort of adjectives. The results were factor analyzed, and four significant factors emerged. Factor A ...


Prioritization And Assessment Of Educational Goals, Harriet D. Rogers May 1980

Prioritization And Assessment Of Educational Goals, Harriet D. Rogers

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The problem of this study was to determine the prioritization and assessment of educational goals in a selected school system. The purpose of this study was to engage citizens, administrators, teachers, and students in the prioritization and assessment of unified educational goals for public schools. The sample size for the study consisted of 117 participants in the following groups: (1) representative community group; (2) administrator group; (3) teacher group; and (4) student group. Separate meetings for each group were conducted, and each participant was asked to complete Phi Delta Kappa's Individual Goal Rating Sheet and the Individual Rating of ...