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The Effects Of The Assistive Technology Tool, Picture Sentence Key On The Expressive Language Skills In Children With Disabilities, Mary Catherine Engle May 2006

The Effects Of The Assistive Technology Tool, Picture Sentence Key On The Expressive Language Skills In Children With Disabilities, Mary Catherine Engle

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate if the amount and quality of expressive language in children with disabilities increase or decrease as a result of assistive technology, (focused on hardware and software) that is individualized to the needs of each child. To obtain information about this topic, the researcher reviewed literature and gathered evidence on the language skills of four elementary students with disabilities through pre and post language samples during a play situation. Pre and post language samples were used to assess any increases in the students' expressive language while using the assistive technology software, Picture Sentence ...


A Teacher Created Approach To Spelling Vs. A Textbook Approach To Spelling, Bridget Fichera-Aina May 2003

A Teacher Created Approach To Spelling Vs. A Textbook Approach To Spelling, Bridget Fichera-Aina

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of two different approaches to spelling reinforcement. The first approach used solely textbook activities and the second approach used teacher directed activities. The study included 19 students from a suburban upstate New York school district. The subjects were second grade students consisting of twelve girls and seven boys. The study took approximately 12 weeks to complete. The first ten, weeks consisted of a pretest at the beginning of each week containing 15-18 second grade spelling words. Each week the pretest was followed by either textbook reinforcement activities or teacher created ...


The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And The Academic Success Of Fifth Grade Students, Scott S. Kingsbury May 2003

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement And The Academic Success Of Fifth Grade Students, Scott S. Kingsbury

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant relationship between the level of parental involvement of fifth grade students and the scores that these students achieved on their fourth grade New York State Math and ELA Tests. Surveys were returned from the parents of fifty-eight students. The students were divided into two groups—high and low achievers based on their scores on the NYS Math and ELA tests. High achievement was defined as a score of 3 or 4 and low achievement was defined as a score of 1 or 2. Surveys were sent ...


The Power Of Discussion On Students' Comprehension, Jennifer A. Brock Apr 2003

The Power Of Discussion On Students' Comprehension, Jennifer A. Brock

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Through listening to one another we establish "a foundation for all aspects of language and cognitive development" (Hyslop,1988). As teachers we need to establish the need for discussion and encourage the discussion aspect of learning. This needs to be done within the classroom and at home. Parents are the first people that children talk with and learn to discuss issues with. Therefore, it is necessary that discussion be carried on throughout a child's education.

In the thesis, I will research that by discussing stories with their children, parents will increase the comprehension of their children. Through the use ...


Is There A Difference Between The Degree To Which African-Americans Are Studied In Represented Rural, Suburban, And Urban School Districts?, Patricia Chatman May 2002

Is There A Difference Between The Degree To Which African-Americans Are Studied In Represented Rural, Suburban, And Urban School Districts?, Patricia Chatman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which African-American history is presented in a variety of elementary, middle, and high schools. Ninety surveys were distributed in urban, suburban, and rural school districts in western New York. The subjects were classroom teachers who responded to the surveys. The survey was designed to find out how teachers are representing African-Americans in their classroom. An analysis of the data from the surveys indicates all the subjects in the study are representing African-Americans in their classrooms. However, teachers in urban schools have a greater representation of presenting African-Americans than teachers ...


Students’ Perceptions For The Use Of Computers In Elementary Schools, David Thomas Richardson Aug 1998

Students’ Perceptions For The Use Of Computers In Elementary Schools, David Thomas Richardson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this thesis, the author examines Rochester public school students’ perceptions of computer use in the classroom and at home, given their very limited access to school computers. The researcher surveyed 152 students from grades 4-6 using measures created by the author and modified according to teacher recommendations. Survey results showed that students had an overall positive perception of computers. Students saw computers as a ‘fun’ learning tool and used them play games, perform internet research, and type homework assignments. Study results showed that the students had overall better computer knowledge than their teachers had anticipated. Study implications include recommendations ...


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 ...


An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge Aug 1979

An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among self-concept, locus of control, and reading achievement. One hundred thirty-eight fourth grade students from one school in a predominantly middle-class school district took part in the investigation. The Piers-Harris Children's Self Scale and the Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children were used to assess self-concept and locus of control. Both the Primary II battery and the Intermediate battery of The Metropolitan Achievement Tests were used to measure reading achievement. Data obtained from these measuring devices were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients among the variables. Significant ...


A Study Of Teacher Opinion Regarding Some Of The Means By Which Elementary School Science Instruction Can Be Made More Effective, David E. Czekanski Sep 1959

A Study Of Teacher Opinion Regarding Some Of The Means By Which Elementary School Science Instruction Can Be Made More Effective, David E. Czekanski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this master thesis the author surveys and analyzes teacher opinion on how to best improve science instruction in the elementary school. Fifty-three elementary school teachers in East Irondequoit Central School District and 35 teachers from outer districts were polled on their opinion on how to improve science in the elementary school. Polled teachers were asked to rank specific areas of improvement according to their importance. Results indicated that the most important method of science improvement was designing a science program aimed at providing children from kindergarten through the sixth grade with a basic understanding that will enable them to ...