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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 ...


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 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.


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 ...


A Comparison Of The Performance Of Five Randomly Selected Groups Of 1978-1979 Eighth Grade Students On Five Different Stanford Achievement Test Batteries Standardized In 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, And 1973, Vaughn D. Chambers Dec 1979

A Comparison Of The Performance Of Five Randomly Selected Groups Of 1978-1979 Eighth Grade Students On Five Different Stanford Achievement Test Batteries Standardized In 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, And 1973, Vaughn D. Chambers

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The purpose of this study was to examine the test performance of five randomly selected groups of 1978 students on five different versions of the Stanford Achievement Test. Three types of comparisons were made. First, the test scores of the five groups of 1978 students in grade 8.1 were compared with each other on the 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, and 1973 Stanford Achievement Tests. Second, the test scores of each 1978 test group were compared with the test scores of the 8.1 normlng group for each test. Last, the test scores of 1978 students were compared with the ...


The Effect Of A Planned Parent Education Program Upon The Young Child's Cognitive And Affective Development And The Prime Caregiver's Assessment Of Child Behavior, Jean T. Scogin Dec 1979

The Effect Of A Planned Parent Education Program Upon The Young Child's Cognitive And Affective Development And The Prime Caregiver's Assessment Of Child Behavior, Jean T. Scogin

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The problem was to determine the extent a selected parent education program influenced the oognitive and affective development of educationally deprived Appalachian pre-school children and to determine to what extent the program influenced the prime caregivers' assessment of the child's behavior. Subjects included 40 Appalachian prime caregivers and their children who participated in four intact home-based classes. They were randomly assigned to treatment by the teacher, in order to equate the home visitor case load. In the Experimental Group, prime caregivers were provided with resources developed from the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program. Control Group prime caregivers ...


A Comparison Of The Performance Of Five Randomly Selected Groups Of 1978-1979 Eighth Grade Students On Five Different Stanford Achievement Test Batteries Standardized In 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, And 1973, Vaughn D. Chambers Dec 1979

A Comparison Of The Performance Of Five Randomly Selected Groups Of 1978-1979 Eighth Grade Students On Five Different Stanford Achievement Test Batteries Standardized In 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, And 1973, Vaughn D. Chambers

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The purpose of this study was to examine the test performance of five randomly selected groups of 1978 students on five different versions of the Stanford Achievement Test. Three types of comparisons were made. First, the test scores of the five groups of 1978 students in grade 8.1 were compared with each other on the 1929, 1940, 1952, 1964, and 1973 Stanford Achievement Tests. Second, the test scores of each 1978 test group were compared with the test scores of the 8.1 normlng group for each test. Last, the test scores of 1978 students were compared with the ...


An Analysis Of The Educational Experiences And Views Of Jesse Stuart, Jack R. Garland Dec 1979

An Analysis Of The Educational Experiences And Views Of Jesse Stuart, Jack R. Garland

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the educational experiences and views of Jesse Stuart through selected writings, speeches, and the educational positions that he held. Stuart, over a time span of fifty years, held over nine different educational positions. They were: teacher at Cane Creek Elementary School, Greenup County, Kentucky, 1924; teacher at Warnock High School, Greenup County, Kentucky, 1929-1930; principal of Greenup City High School, Greenup, Kentucky, 1930-1931; Superintendent of the Greenup County School System, 1932-1933; principal of McKell High School in Greenup County, Kentucky, 1933-1937; teacher of Remedial English at Soutli Shore High School in Portsmouth ...


A Pilot Training Program For Improving Resident Physicians' Teaching Skills, Barbara K. Lawson Dec 1979

A Pilot Training Program For Improving Resident Physicians' Teaching Skills, Barbara K. Lawson

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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate a pilot training program on teaching skills and determine if such a program could significantly improve the teaching behavior of resident physicians in the East Tennessee State University College of Medicine. (Abstract shortened.)


Characteristics, Attitudes, And Practices Of Teachers In Planning And Implementing Instructional Strategies, Jerry M. Russell Dec 1979

Characteristics, Attitudes, And Practices Of Teachers In Planning And Implementing Instructional Strategies, Jerry M. Russell

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No abstract provided.


Identifying Criteria For The Conduct Of Professional Negotiations And Analyzing Opinions Of Tennessee Public School Superintendents Toward The Criteria, William J. Morrell Jun 1979

Identifying Criteria For The Conduct Of Professional Negotiations And Analyzing Opinions Of Tennessee Public School Superintendents Toward The Criteria, William J. Morrell

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to identify criteria for the use by public school administrators and their staffs in conducting matters pertaining to professional negotiations and to analyze opinions of Tennessee public school superintendents toward selected criteria. Interrelationships were tested among nine independent variables and ten dependent variables. (Abstract shortened.)


The Interrelationships Of Parent, Teacher, And Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics And Student Achievement In Mathematics, Sandra L. Blevins Jun 1979

The Interrelationships Of Parent, Teacher, And Student Attitudes Toward Mathematics And Student Achievement In Mathematics, Sandra L. Blevins

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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to measure and analyse the relationships between the expressed attitudes toward mathematics of selected seventh grade students, their parents, and their former elementary school teachers and to relate these attitudes to student achievement In mathematics in elementary school. (Abstract shortened.)


Instructor Modeled Postural Positions And Their Influence On Instructional Test Scores Of Tenth-Grade Students, Robert L. Bower Jun 1979

Instructor Modeled Postural Positions And Their Influence On Instructional Test Scores Of Tenth-Grade Students, Robert L. Bower

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Purpose. The problem was to determine if instructor modeled postural positions Influence Instructional test scores of selected tenth-grade students. (Abstract shortened.)


A Survey Of Program Provisions For Gifted Students In Virginia, Joseph R. White Jun 1979

A Survey Of Program Provisions For Gifted Students In Virginia, Joseph R. White

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The purpose of this study was to obtain information on program provisions for gifted students in Virginia. Characteristics of an adequate program for the gifted were ascertained through use of a gifted program evaluation model developed by Joseph S. Renzulli and Virgil S. Ward entitled Diagnostic and Evaluative Scales For Differential Education For The Gifted, "DESDEG". The review of literature indicated that DESDEG provided a structural framework in the analysis of programs for gifted students. The descriptive survey method of research was used to conduct the study. The instrument utilized for this study was a questionnaire/opinionnaire developed around the ...


Attitudes Toward Items In The Professional Negotiation Process As Expressed By Kentucky School Board Chairpersons And Teacher Association Presidents, William A. Bell May 1979

Attitudes Toward Items In The Professional Negotiation Process As Expressed By Kentucky School Board Chairpersons And Teacher Association Presidents, William A. Bell

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Purpose of Study. Disagreement was prevalent as American school boards and teacher associations attempted to reach consensus on what items should be negotiated at the collective bargaining table. This struggle to reach consensus clearly suggested an uncompromising need for additional research related to this perplexing problem. The purpose of this study was to identify and analyze those items in educational collective negotiations that Here viewed by Kentucky school board chairpersons and Kentucky teacher association presidents as negotiable items suitable for the negotiation process.(Abstract shortened.)


Personality Characteristics Of Dramatics Majors At Selected Institutions Of Higher Education In Tennessee, Marguerite G. Parris Mar 1979

Personality Characteristics Of Dramatics Majors At Selected Institutions Of Higher Education In Tennessee, Marguerite G. Parris

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The primary purpose of the study was to determine significant differences and likenesses in personality characteristics of dramatics majors. A secondary purpose was to ascertain whether personality studies of this type might be effectively used by supervisors, departmental heads, and/or instructors in guiding students interested in dramatics in their choices of majors, colleges, and ultimately careers. Eighty-seven female dramatics majors and seventy-two male dramatics majors enrolled in nine colleges and universities in Tennessee volunteered to participate by taking the Omnibus Personality Inventory, the measuring instrument used for data gathering. The one-way analysis of variance was used to ascertain any ...


Perceptions Of Teacher Educators And Public School Principals Concerning The Importance Of Selected Behaviors For Beginning Teachers: A Q Study, Jean C. Flanigan Mar 1979

Perceptions Of Teacher Educators And Public School Principals Concerning The Importance Of Selected Behaviors For Beginning Teachers: A Q Study, Jean C. Flanigan

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The purpose of this study was to determine the factors of agreement or disagreement between a group of public school principals and a group of teacher educators concerning their perceptions of the relative Importance of specific teaching behaviors to the success of the beginning classroom teacher. (Abstract shortened.)


An Analysis Of Three Selected Mental Maturity Measures In Predicting Academic Achievement Of Students For Educational Decision Makers, Robert M. Davis Dec 1978

An Analysis Of Three Selected Mental Maturity Measures In Predicting Academic Achievement Of Students For Educational Decision Makers, Robert M. Davis

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The Problem. The problem was to determine by comparison which of the three selected mental maturity measures was the best predictor of achievement in mathematics and reading as measured by the Peabody Individual Achievement Test. (Abstract shortened.)


Evolution Of Administrative And Supervisory Theory, James C. Miller Aug 1978

Evolution Of Administrative And Supervisory Theory, James C. Miller

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Problem. The problem of this study was to determine if there were common administrative concepts in important theories of three different eras. (Abstract shortened.)


The Effects Of Four Proxemic Zones On The Performance Of Selected Sixth-, Seventh-, And Eighth-Grade Students, Joseph F. Miller Aug 1978

The Effects Of Four Proxemic Zones On The Performance Of Selected Sixth-, Seventh-, And Eighth-Grade Students, Joseph F. Miller

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Purpose. The problem of this study was to assess the effects of four proxemic zones (intimate, personal, social, and public) on the performance of randomly selected sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from East Tennessee State University Laboratory School. Method. Literature was reviewed in order to define the concept of proxemics, to present evidence of the Importance of proxemics in human cultures, and to provide specific educational research findings dealing with the concept of proxemics. The 120 subjects of the study were randomly selected from the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade population of the East Tennessee State University Laboratory School. The subjects ...


Management By Objectives: The Process And Status Of Implementation In State Departments Of Education And Selected School Districts, James B. Osborne Aug 1978

Management By Objectives: The Process And Status Of Implementation In State Departments Of Education And Selected School Districts, James B. Osborne

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Purpose. The problem of this study was: (1) to determine which of the fifty state departments of education in the United States were participating in a Management by Objectives (MBG) system of management; (2) to determine which of the public school districts identified by their respective state departments of education were utilizing an MBO system of management; (3) to determine how such a system was installed in each agency; and (4) to determine if the concepts and techniques of MBO, as practiced in selected educational agencies, favorably compared to the standards established for this study. Method. The descriptive-survey method of ...


Relationship Between Personal Characteristics Of School Board Members And Importance Assigned To Educational Problems, Jerry F. Ward Aug 1978

Relationship Between Personal Characteristics Of School Board Members And Importance Assigned To Educational Problems, Jerry F. Ward

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine whether there were statistically significant relationships between selected personal characteristics of school board members of the First Development District of Tennessee and the relative importance those board members assigned to selected problem areas in education. Interrelationships were tested among ten dependent variables and thirteen independent variables. Methods and Procedures. The data were collected through the use of a two-part instrument sent to eighty-eight board members of the First District. Part I collected data on personal characteristics of board members; Part II identified the relative importance board members assigned to the selected ...