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Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown Apr 1995

Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown

Fine Arts Undergraduate Theses

The group I am examining is physically disabled individuals. The organization who first brought this need for expression among the physically disabled to my attention was the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped. This theatre group was founded by Brother Rick Curry fourteen years ago in New York City. Brother Rick had finished his schooling and was seeking work as an actor. Because he was born without a right forearm, he was unable to find employment. So, Brother Rick decided to organize a school for talented, physically disabled individuals interested in pursuing a career in theatre. In the years that ...


The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen Apr 1995

The Value Of Peer Mediation In Reducing Conflict Behavior, Amy Nikolaisen

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this research project was to determine if a particular peer mediation program reduced the incidence of conflict on playgrounds. The difference between observed conflict behaviors at Clancy Elementary School before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program was examined. The student population (n = 372) of Clancy Elementary consisting of grades K-8, participated in the study. The subjects were observed during recesses before and after the implementation of the Conflict Management program. The data was compared between the two observation periods. Results indicate that the Conflict Management program was effective in reducing conflict behaviors on the ...


Critical Pedagogy: Helping Transform Student Lives Through Critical Thought, Andrea Prevost Apr 1994

Critical Pedagogy: Helping Transform Student Lives Through Critical Thought, Andrea Prevost

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

The traditional educational methodology, or "the banking method," a phrase coined by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, has been the basis of education in the United States for well over twenty years. In this method the instructor has very specific information or skills to teach to the learner, a student who supposedly lacks these skills. The students gain the information only from the teacher, neither bringing other information into the class nor contributing in any way (Sledd 504). The focus, in the traditional methodology, then, is on knowledge transfer. The teacher possesses a specific body of knowledge while the student does ...


A Call For Criteria, William Monroe Apr 1993

A Call For Criteria, William Monroe

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Defining terms and goals is one of the most important issues in any decision making process. This thesis will examine the role of criteria in CEDA debate. It will begin by examining the history of academic debate and the evolution of CEDA. The role of criteria in both NDT debate and CEDA debate will be examined. It will then examine the past and current theory regarding criteria and the move on to an analysis of two different ways of viewing criteria: criteria as a rule and criteria as a definition. Finally, it will advocate a strict prima facie standard for ...


The Case For Developing And Implementing Proactive Crisis Management Planning At Carroll College, Kurt Foeller Apr 1993

The Case For Developing And Implementing Proactive Crisis Management Planning At Carroll College, Kurt Foeller

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

It is early in the morning at a men's dormitory on a college campus. The residents are in a quiet slumber after a typical weeknight of fun. Suddenly, the calm is shattered by two shotgun blasts and the sound of someone running down the hall for the nearest exit. Two freshmen lay bleeding on the floor. Someone calls 911, campus security, and then the college administrators. Everyone wants answers. Hundreds of students wait anxiously near the scene.

The media will soon arrive and probably won't leave until the troubling questions are answered: Who did it? Who is dead ...


Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton Apr 1992

Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews past research on gender differences in mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics. The review is divided into three categories: gender differences that have been found in mathematics, possible causes of those gender differences, and ways to eliminate the gender differences. A small community in Montana was tested for gender differences in mathematics achievement and confidence in the learning of mathematics. The subjects consisted of 55 females and 56 males in grades eight and nine. The subjects’ scores on the Fennema-Sherman Confidence in the Learning of Mathematics Scale and the CTBS Mathematics Achievement Test were compared to each ...


Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton Apr 1992

Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton

Education Undergraduate Theses

I first became aware of the benefits of reading aloud to students as a teacher’s aide in a high school resource room. There, on numerous occasions, I was amazed by the positive effects of oral presentation of literature. As students were introduced to the veritable treasure-store of human experience waiting to be discovered in literature, I saw reluctant readers once again find motivation to read. I saw minds and lives of those unable to read fluently for themselves enriched by what was read to them. I often saw moments of shared literary experience contribute to a sense of camaraderie ...


The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri Apr 1991

The Halo Effect And Self-Fulfilling Prophecy In The Classroom: A Study Of Teachers' Influence On The Intellectual Development Of Physically Unattractive Students, Trena Minudri

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The role students' attractiveness plays in teachers' perceptions and attitudes was first discovered by Dion in the early 1970's. The educational arena, already torn by evidence of discrimination by race and gender, was now faced with yet another controversy. The possibility of children being disadvantaged in the classroom because they lacked personal beauty instilled fear and curiosity in the minds of educators, psychologists and parents. This fear lead to two decades of research, with even more controversial findings. This study synthesizes literature from the late 1960's to the late 1980's in the disciplines of educational, social, and ...


Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister Apr 1991

Compliance-Gaining Strategies: Resistance In The College Classroom, Mark Meister

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The focus of this project is the study of compliance-gaining communication strategies used by college instructors within the classroom environment. In order to effectively illustrate the relevance of compliance-gaining strategies in human communication, a discussion of behavior alteration techniques used by both experienced, and individuals preparing to become teachers will be presented. Since the students are the target variables, which most of the effect is directed, a discussion and analysis of both destructive and constructive student resistance strategies is also included in the discussion.


Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay Apr 1991

Peer Counseling Training And Resident Assistant Job Performance, Jennifer Duvernay

Psychology Undergraduate Theses

This study was designed to evaluate the effects of peer counseling skills training on resident assistant job performance. Training in peer counseling skills was given to six of seventeen resident assistants working in the residence halls of Carroll College in the academic year 1990-1991. The communication skills taught in this training included attending, empathizing, questioning, summarizing, genuineness, assertiveness and confrontation. At the end of the semester, a job performance evaluation form was distributed to the students occupying the residence halls on campus. Comparisons of student evaluations for resident assistants who had been trained and resident assistants who had not been ...


The Use Of Hands-On Models In The Teaching Of Geometry In The High School Classroom, Richard O'Leary Apr 1990

The Use Of Hands-On Models In The Teaching Of Geometry In The High School Classroom, Richard O'Leary

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

“How can students compete in a mathematical society when they leave school knowing so little mathematics?” This quote is taken from Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education, and sums up the current concerns of many mathematics educators. The past decade has been filled with disturbing reports, including An Agenda for Action. A Nation at Risk, and Everybody Counts, that deal with the status of the American educational system. In addition to learning that Johnny cannot read, we learned that Johnny also cannot add or subtract. Throughout American high schools, student achievement in mathematics ...


The Learning Disabled And Computer-Assisted-Lnstruction, Sarah Kimm Apr 1987

The Learning Disabled And Computer-Assisted-Lnstruction, Sarah Kimm

Education Undergraduate Theses

Not all children can learn at the same rate or through the same methods. Everyone, whether adult or child, male or female, has areas in which they are gifted, average, and deficient. In one way or another, individuals learn to compensate for those areas in which they are impaired. Truly, not everyone can be a Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, or George Washington; however, when a child's handicap affects his ability to learn, and he knows of no methods to help him compensate for this academic loss, something must be done to help the child. All children are at different ...


Self-Concepts Of Gifted Children Grades Five Through Nine, Renee Walchuk Apr 1987

Self-Concepts Of Gifted Children Grades Five Through Nine, Renee Walchuk

Education Undergraduate Theses

As our society changes, the need for persons who have the intelligence and abilities to meet the requirements of the ever-expanding world in which we live increases. It is with this need in mind that gifted children have become a major focal point of education today. To ensure the educational opportunities for gifted students, schools have developed special classes to challenge these bright children and enhance their intellectual fluency. The push for academic excellence is great. In an attempt to heighten these gifted children's abilities, it has become evident that their self-concept is a vital factor in their ability ...


"Rite Of Passage": The Japanese Entrance Examination System, Philip Suek Apr 1985

"Rite Of Passage": The Japanese Entrance Examination System, Philip Suek

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

Ever since the devastation suffered by Japan in World War II, the Japanese people have wrestled their way to the top—reigning as one of the chief economic powers in the world today. One of the greatest driving forces behind this postwar surge is Japan's national educational system, a system that has garnered the admiration of some and the wrath of others. Whatever one's opinion of the educational system, it has helped Japan to achieve one of the highest literacy levels of any country in the world. The inability to read and write is almost nonexistent, as the ...


Exotic Animals From A To Z: A Picture Dictionary For Mentally Retarded Junior High And High School Students, Mary Flaim Apr 1984

Exotic Animals From A To Z: A Picture Dictionary For Mentally Retarded Junior High And High School Students, Mary Flaim

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this animal picture dictionary is to teach and develop in the educably mentally retarded student the skills of alphabetizing, recalling facts, defining terms, finding the main idea and msxingiinferences. Included in the body of this dictionary are fifty illustrations and fifty descriptions. Each illustration is drawn in black India ink with a Hunt-Globe Pointed pen nib using a cross-hatch/line style. Each description is a half page to a page and a half in length. The Lorge Readability Formula was applied to each description in order to insure that the reading material is well within the capabilities ...


The Role Of Western Art In Lewis And Clark County Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Instructional Potential Of The Art Of Tucker Smith, Joan Twohy Apr 1984

The Role Of Western Art In Lewis And Clark County Fifth Grade Classrooms And The Instructional Potential Of The Art Of Tucker Smith, Joan Twohy

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this project was three-fold. The first was to determine the extent to which Western art is used in fifth grade classrooms in Lewis and Clark County. The second was to determine the possibility of expanded use of Western art as a tool for teaching art, art history, and Western history. And thirdly, the work of Tucker Smith was examined in detail as a representative artist of the American West for potential usefulness of this type of work as an aid in teaching art, art history and Western history. In order to discuss the extent to which Western ...


The History And Use Of Creative Dramatics In The Classroom, Susan Gilboy Apr 1983

The History And Use Of Creative Dramatics In The Classroom, Susan Gilboy

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

The term "creative dramatics" has been in existence for a little over fifty years. Yet, the theories that make up creative dramatics have developed over centuries. Winifred Ward had been experimenting with ideas of creative dramatics long before she coined the term in 1930.1 Ward chose to combine the terms "creativity" and "drama" in an attempt to describe the use and purpose of the ideas she had established. It is perhaps best to begin a study in creative dramatics with an investigation of the two terms which define it. Creativity is inventiveness. It is taking "known bits of information ...


The Touch Of A Hand: The Importance Of Touch In The Elementary School, Deborah Hand Apr 1982

The Touch Of A Hand: The Importance Of Touch In The Elementary School, Deborah Hand

Education Undergraduate Theses

There is much more to the Elementary School classroom than simply the fundamental skills of reading, writing and arithmetic for it is within these rooms that children grow and develop. Many lives are influenced within the classroom. Today, with the changing role of the family, the school offers the chance to serve as a very important role model in many children’s lives. In some instances, it may be the only stability that children feel. Therefore, it is believed that the classroom should strive to meet some of the needs of children. In today’s world of tightening budgets and ...


Minimum Competency Testing: An Overview Of Testing Programs, Karen Perrier Apr 1981

Minimum Competency Testing: An Overview Of Testing Programs, Karen Perrier

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Probably the greatest alarm to the American Public concerning their education system came about with declining SAT and ACT test scores. The rash declines sparked the realization for the need to examine the school system. The SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test, and ACT, American College Test, are given to high school college-bound seniors, with one or both required for admission. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 in the areas of verbal and mathematic skills. The ACT grading scale ranges from 1 to 36, with an average composite score taken from the areas of English, Math, Social ...


The Educator's Roles In The Prevention And Treatment Of Child Abuse And Neglect, John Balkovatz Apr 1981

The Educator's Roles In The Prevention And Treatment Of Child Abuse And Neglect, John Balkovatz

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

The protection of an abused child's safety involves identification, investigation and intervention. The responsibility of teachers and school personnel is to report suspected child abuse. Responsibility for investigation to develop definitive diagnoses and to provide treatment has been specifically assigned by law to other professionals. Teachers and other school personnel can be helpful in combatting child abuse because they have daily contact with most school children. Educators have the opportunity to identify children suspected of being abused before serious damage is done. In many ways, educators can be the primary combatants in the fight against child abuse. We have ...


Comparison Of Departmental Performances Of Motor Skills, Susan Court Apr 1979

Comparison Of Departmental Performances Of Motor Skills, Susan Court

Education Undergraduate Theses

30 students performed in four motor skill tests, 1) Spatial halations, 2) O’Connor Tweezer Dexterity, 3) Bilateral Transfer and 4) Movement Time, For the purpose of experimentation I chose ten students from each area of athletics, biology and dental hygiene. The ten athletes names were given to me by their coaches on the basis of quickness in their sport. All athletes were participating in basketball, with five athletes from the women’s basketball team and the other five from the sen’s basketball team, The ten biology students were more of a random choice. After getting a list of ...


The Use Of A Computer As A Teaching Device For Certain Concepts Of The Calculus, Mary Harris Apr 1975

The Use Of A Computer As A Teaching Device For Certain Concepts Of The Calculus, Mary Harris

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Many concepts involved In the calculus can be presented in a nore obvious Banner by the use of a computer. So much of the calculus involves many very small values that become tedious for a beginning student to calculate. In doing the calculations he loses sight of his objective in the problem. This paper attempts to explore the various possibilities for use of the computer in teaching a course In elementary calculus. There are three basic areas of calculus where a computer could be used as an aid for teaching. These are the limit, the integral calculus and graphing. The ...


The Effects Of Weight Training On A Select Group Of Carroll College Freshman Women, Cathy Huffer Apr 1974

The Effects Of Weight Training On A Select Group Of Carroll College Freshman Women, Cathy Huffer

Education Undergraduate Theses

The male half of our species has participated in various physical activities for numerous years. Yet, until recently, it was unheard of for women to engage in many of these activities. Why? Because of past myths our society has gathered down through the years in response to women and physical exertion. For years women participated only in those feminine sports which took little strength and little mental discipline. Many felt that a real "lady" could not endure physical nor mental pressure. While Uncle Sam was encouraging the United States to build men in body, mind, and spirit, the women were ...


The Career Opportunities Program: A Paraprofessional Approach To Teacher Education, Harold Tucker Apr 1973

The Career Opportunities Program: A Paraprofessional Approach To Teacher Education, Harold Tucker

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine certain aspects of a paraprofessional approach to teacher education. The paraprofessional approach refers to actual on-going training within the school classroom structure in addition to professional training from an institution of higher learning.

American public education is at the cross-roads of a major decision today. Considerable evidence indicates that it has been ineffective, particularly in reaching and teaching the culturally disadvantaged child. Recent physical violence and verbal protests are indicative of the dissatisfaction of many segments of the population. The dissatisfaction lies chiefly with the school's inability to provide true equality ...


The Contributions Of The America Indians And The Effect They Have On The Education Of Montana's Indians, M. Maureen O'Donnell Apr 1973

The Contributions Of The America Indians And The Effect They Have On The Education Of Montana's Indians, M. Maureen O'Donnell

Education Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine contributions of the American Indians in the areas of culture, economics, government, medicine and religion as they affect the education of the American Indians in today's educational system. . .The American Indians of today are a minority race who are often stereotyped as silent, withdrawn and unAmerican in white man’s sense of American. Because it is the right of all people to be treated equal regardless of race, color, creed or sex, it is felt desirable to study the contributions of the American Indian to America, to study the Indian student ...


An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Of Apparent Creativity And Tested Creativity In Selected Second Grade Children, Stephanie Girolami Apr 1972

An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Of Apparent Creativity And Tested Creativity In Selected Second Grade Children, Stephanie Girolami

Education Undergraduate Theses

Concern for the creative potential is nothing new. Creativity, in the past ten years, has moved to a prominent position in the field of education. People such as J. P. Guilford, Getzels and Jackson, Calvin Taylor, E. Paul Torrance and Miriam Wilt have pioneered research in this area. Though many aspects of creativity have been studied, many remain unstudied. There are many definitions and approaches available for ’’creativity". Margaret Mead defines creativity as a process in the individual to the extent that a person makes, invents, or thinks of something that is new to him. Erich Fromm sees creativity as ...


Using Modern Masterpieces To Teach Elements Of Design In The Primary Grades, Joyce Legowik Apr 1969

Using Modern Masterpieces To Teach Elements Of Design In The Primary Grades, Joyce Legowik

Education Undergraduate Theses

I have always been interested in art but it was not until 1968, when I worked as a teacher's aid to Mrs. Virginia Bompart, that I realized how exciting art could be for children. It was in Mrs. Bompart's first grade room that I was introduced to the idea of a creative use of picture study which allowed children to see and appreciate the exciting, childlike works of the modern schools of art.

With the idea in mind of using the works of modern artists to teach art, I decided to write the thesis that modern art works ...


Academic Achievement: A Research Study, Suzanne Zimmer Apr 1968

Academic Achievement: A Research Study, Suzanne Zimmer

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

What are the determinants of success? This question is one that has been considered for many decades and perhaps for centuries, for men are always eager to improve their abilities. They are aware that some men are more successful in their endeavors than others, but the reasons for such success are never very manifest. The factors that are associated with high achievement in any area of human undertaking and endeavor are usually difficult to name or isolate, and even more difficult to form into any type of causal relationship. The dynamic condition or quality of learning can not stop us ...


A Study Of Past And Present Language Teaching Methodology With A Consideration Of The Unity Theory, Joyce Leonard Apr 1966

A Study Of Past And Present Language Teaching Methodology With A Consideration Of The Unity Theory, Joyce Leonard

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this paper was Initially, to give a short synopsis of the history and present situation of language teaching, with a presentation of views as to what the future may bring to language methodology. The general purpose has remained the same through my research, though a second purpose has arisen—that is, a clarification of my own Ideas in regard to what specific method is best to use in the classroom in order to convey a totally new language. It is to this end that the latter part of this paper deals with a presentation of the Unity ...


The Art Of Listening And Its Effect Upon The Education Of The Elementary School Child, Isabelle Toeckes Apr 1965

The Art Of Listening And Its Effect Upon The Education Of The Elementary School Child, Isabelle Toeckes

Education Undergraduate Theses

We, as Americans and citizens of the United States of America, are classified in a special group concerning our ability to listen effectively. Mediocrity describes the level of this classification because we fail to listen attentively. We cannot place the blame on any one system or institution. This lax listening trend prevails throughout our great country. We are an educated citizenry but still lack acuity in this fundamental skill.

Listening is an art. As does any other art, it requires cultivation. To grow in the art of listening; this is a stepping-stone to growth in other areas of the curriculum ...