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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...