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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 ...


Energy Guidelines For School Facilities, Nancy C. Hicks Jun 1978

Energy Guidelines For School Facilities, Nancy C. Hicks

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine energy conservation practices in selected school systems and to identify practical means of efficient utilization of energy resources as they relate to educational facilities. As a part of this study, guidelines to improve the utilization of energy resources in practical ways were developed. (Abstract shortened.)


A Description Of The Role Of The Public School Science Supervisor: 1895 To 1976, Judy Harmon Dec 1977

A Description Of The Role Of The Public School Science Supervisor: 1895 To 1976, Judy Harmon

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The Problem. The problem was to investigate the role of the public school science supervisor in the United States as perceived by recognized authorities, through the identification and description of beginnings, developments, trends, and projections found in scientific and educational literature. (Abstract shortened.)


Employment Status Of Female Administrators And Attitudes Toward Employment Of Female Administrators In The Community College System Of North Carolina, Linda C. Gardner Aug 1977

Employment Status Of Female Administrators And Attitudes Toward Employment Of Female Administrators In The Community College System Of North Carolina, Linda C. Gardner

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine the current employment status of female administrators and, further, to study attitudes held by female educators, male educators, presidents, and board chairmen of the North Carolina Community College System toward employment of female administrators in the Community College System of North Carolina. (Abstract shortened.)


The Status Of Science Supervision In Florida School Districts, Roy F. Ellis Jun 1977

The Status Of Science Supervision In Florida School Districts, Roy F. Ellis

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No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Selected Factors Of Leadership Behavior And Selected Factors Of Teacher And Principal Self-Concepts, Wade B. Mccamey Aug 1976

The Relationship Between Selected Factors Of Leadership Behavior And Selected Factors Of Teacher And Principal Self-Concepts, Wade B. Mccamey

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine if relationships existed between (1) the observed leader behavior of the school principal as seen by representative teachers and the self concepts of those same teachers, (2) principal self concept and teacher self concept, (3) principal self concept and principal leader behavior, and (4) the way teachers with high self esteem perceived the leadership behavior of the principal and the way teachers with low self esteem perceived the leadership behavior of the same principal. (Abstract shortened.)


Practices In The Selection And Preparation Of Supervising Teachers In Accredited Elementary Education Programs In State-Supported Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, Montess Byrd Aug 1976

Practices In The Selection And Preparation Of Supervising Teachers In Accredited Elementary Education Programs In State-Supported Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, Montess Byrd

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Purpose. The problem of this study was to determine the present practices in the selection and preparation of off-campus supervising teachers in accredited elementary education programs in state-supported teacher education institutions in the United States. (Abstract shortened.)


Perceptual Motor Match: Impact Of Two Motor Training Programs, Jo B. Cleek Aug 1976

Perceptual Motor Match: Impact Of Two Motor Training Programs, Jo B. Cleek

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to compare the impact of two motor training programs upon a selected perceptual motor task, verbal intelligence and motivation of kindergarten children. (Abstract shortened.)


Practices In The Selection And Preparation Of Supervising Teachers In Accredited Elementary Education Programs In State-Supported Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, Montess Byrd Aug 1976

Practices In The Selection And Preparation Of Supervising Teachers In Accredited Elementary Education Programs In State-Supported Teacher Education Institutions In The United States, Montess Byrd

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Purpose. The problem of this study was to determine the present practices in the selection and preparation of off-campus supervising teachers in accredited elementary education programs in state-supported teacher education institutions in the United States. (Abstract shortened.)


The Effect Of Frequency Of Home Visits On Parent Behavior And Child Achievement, William W. Locke Aug 1976

The Effect Of Frequency Of Home Visits On Parent Behavior And Child Achievement, William W. Locke

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Statement of the Problem. The problem of this study was to determine if the frequency of home visits made to families enrolled in a home-based early childhood education program was related to changes in parental behavior and student achievement. Design of the Study. The procedural analysis for the study was the randomized three group pretest-posttest design. One hundred twenty low income families who had one or more children between three and five years of age, and who volunteered to participate in the home-based early childhood education program, were selected for the study. The early childhood program consisted of three basic ...


The Relationship Between Creativity And The Ability To Do Certain Selected Piagetian Classification Tasks In Kindergarten Children, Patricia A. Meyer Aug 1976

The Relationship Between Creativity And The Ability To Do Certain Selected Piagetian Classification Tasks In Kindergarten Children, Patricia A. Meyer

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Purpose of the Study: This study was designed to determine the relationship between creativity and the ability to do certain Piagetian classification tasks in kindergarten children. (Abstract shortened.)


Perceptual Motor Match: Impact Of Two Motor Training Programs, Jo B. Cleek Aug 1976

Perceptual Motor Match: Impact Of Two Motor Training Programs, Jo B. Cleek

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to compare the impact of two motor training programs upon a selected perceptual motor task, verbal intelligence and motivation of kindergarten children. (Abstract shortened.)


A Study Of Needs Assessment Methods Used For Program Development In Adult Education, Richard L. Gilmore Jun 1976

A Study Of Needs Assessment Methods Used For Program Development In Adult Education, Richard L. Gilmore

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The Problem. The problem of this study was to evaluate methods employed in identifying needs for program development in adult education among selected public community colleges in the United States. (Abstract shortened.)


The Influence Of The Idea Of Progress On The Curriculum Theories Of Experimentalism, Essentialism, And Reconstructionism, Christopher R. Clarke Aug 1975

The Influence Of The Idea Of Progress On The Curriculum Theories Of Experimentalism, Essentialism, And Reconstructionism, Christopher R. Clarke

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Abstract Not Available.


Social, Economic And Educational Trends Leading To The Merger Of The Caldwell County And Lenoir Public School Systems, George S. Kirby Aug 1975

Social, Economic And Educational Trends Leading To The Merger Of The Caldwell County And Lenoir Public School Systems, George S. Kirby

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Abstract Not Available.


The Influence Of The Idea Of Progress On The Curriculum Theories Of Experimentalism, Essentialism, And Reconstructionism, Christopher R. Clarke Aug 1975

The Influence Of The Idea Of Progress On The Curriculum Theories Of Experimentalism, Essentialism, And Reconstructionism, Christopher R. Clarke

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Abstract Not Available.


Comparative Analyses Of Teacher Verbal And Nonverbal Behavior In A Traditional And An Open-Space Setting, Betty L. Hankins Jun 1975

Comparative Analyses Of Teacher Verbal And Nonverbal Behavior In A Traditional And An Open-Space Setting, Betty L. Hankins

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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to observe, analyze, and compare teacher verbal and non verbal behaviors as they were exhibited toward students in both traditional class rooms and open-space class rooms. Particular emphasis was placed on determining the degree, if any, to which teachers in open-space class rooms were more indirect and encouraging than direct and restricting in their behaviors than teachers in traditional class rooms. (Abstract shortened.)