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Relationship Between Teacher Self-Efficacy And Use Of Evidence-Based Practices In Managing Students With Challenging Behaviors, Sheila R. Carr Jan 2012

Relationship Between Teacher Self-Efficacy And Use Of Evidence-Based Practices In Managing Students With Challenging Behaviors, Sheila R. Carr

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Given the negative impact of students' challenging behaviors on the learning process, a need exists to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how teachers' beliefs, practices, and knowledge relate to their abilities to effectively manage classroom behaviors. Three-hundred and forty-two (342) public school (PK-12) teachers in a mid-Atlantic state responded to an on-line survey. Data were examined using correlational statistical analysis to measure the relationship between teachers' sense of efficacy (TSE) and use of evidenced-based practices (EBP) in managing students with challenging behaviors, teachers' use of EBP and how they value types/topics of professional development and years of teaching ...


To Seek The Good, The True, And Beautiful: White, Greek-Letter Sororities In The U.S. South And The Shaping Of American 'Ladyhood,' 1915--1975, Margaret Lynn Freeman Jan 2011

To Seek The Good, The True, And Beautiful: White, Greek-Letter Sororities In The U.S. South And The Shaping Of American 'Ladyhood,' 1915--1975, Margaret Lynn Freeman

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This dissertation examines the role of white, Greek-letter sororities in the creation and enforcement of standards for white women's behavior during the twentieth century. While sororities at white, southern universities first served as supportive networks for the few female students on newly coeducational university campuses, I argue that they transformed into spaces that promoted "heterosocial" activities and enforced members' heteronormativity through "lessons of 'ladyhood" and required attendance at fraternity parties and participation in heterosexual dating. as a means to guarantee their popularity among students on their respective campuses, sorority chapters sought the attention of the campuses' fraternity elite. This ...


The Elephant In The Room: Deconstructing The Place Of Conservatives In The Student Affairs Profession, Jodi Fisler Jan 2011

The Elephant In The Room: Deconstructing The Place Of Conservatives In The Student Affairs Profession, Jodi Fisler

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The student affairs profession places considerable emphasis on the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice as part of its mission to foster the holistic development of college students. Many vocal conservative critics point to these values as evidence of the liberal worldview that they claim dominates the higher education landscape. This critical, phenomenological study was designed around the premise that higher education, and, specifically, student affairs, is characterized by a liberal ideology that privileges those in the profession who identify as liberal. The study explored the perceptions and experiences of 12 self-identified conservative student affairs professionals in order to ...


Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Trust And Their Relationships To School Success Measures In An Urban School District, Dennis M. Moore Jr. Jan 2010

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Trust And Their Relationships To School Success Measures In An Urban School District, Dennis M. Moore Jr.

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U.S. merchants and traders helped sustain Spanish imperial commercial networks in Venezuela and the Spanish Caribbean. Shipping foodstuffs, arms, re-exported European manufactures, and slaves to the Spanish colonies were profitable enterprises for neutral U.S. traders. Through private negotiations and even Spanish-government contracts, partnerships between Venezuelan and U.S. merchants provided the shipping tonnage and merchandise that Spanish officials and colonial elites needed most to maintain their rule and to fend off the challenges of economic and environmental crises, slave conspiracies, and revolutionary plots before 1810.


Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson Jan 2010

Upward Mobility -- A Study Of Barriers Encountered And Strategies Employed By Assistant Principals Aspiring To Be Principals, Todd Calvert Davidson

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American social culture had a long-prevailing ideology that minorities were inferior to their Caucasian counterparts. Clearly, though, integration reflected an acknowledgement that racial equity and equality could and should be achieved in the composition of schools. In the last 40 years, as a profession and individually, educators have shifted from concerns about removing legal constraints or policy barriers based on race or gender to issues of equity and access to opportunity for advancement to the site-based leadership position called the principal.;This study use Marshall's typologies of the (1992) plateaued assistant principal, shafted assistant principal, and the assistant principal ...


Homogeneity In Heterogeneous Environments? An Analysis Of Generation Theory Applied To College Generations, Donna M. Eddleman Jan 2010

Homogeneity In Heterogeneous Environments? An Analysis Of Generation Theory Applied To College Generations, Donna M. Eddleman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The prescriptive characteristics that have been assigned to the entire Millennial generation, suggest that the student population inhabiting college campuses today is neither demographically or experientially diverse. Current generation theory ignores specific environmental and regional influences, like those acknowledged in Bronfenbrenner's ecological paradigm and Mannheim's generation theory, and places a greater emphasis on the impact social movements and historical events have on generational development. to evaluate the accuracy of this Millennial characterization and to learn if immediate environment and region of the country influence trait development, 21 traditional aged college students from three different geographic regions of the ...


The Impact Of Organizational Culture On The Academic Success Of Historically Black College And University Athletes: A Case Study, Ralph Charlton Jan 2009

The Impact Of Organizational Culture On The Academic Success Of Historically Black College And University Athletes: A Case Study, Ralph Charlton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Increasing the graduation rates of student athletes is one of the more visible NCAA academic goals. Overall student-athlete graduation rates have improved significantly among many institutional members. However, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) student-athlete graduation rates lag considerably behind. Although the NCAA claims that a causal relationship exists between lack of economic resources and lower student-athlete graduation rate for HBCUs, analysis within Division I HBCUs indicates no relationship between per student academic spending and the student-athlete graduation rates. Seeking an additional explanation for graduation rates, this case study examined the organizational culture of an HBCU athletic department with an ...


The Effects Of Social Skills Training On The Prevention Of Perceived Stress, Depression, And Social Anxiety Of Taiwanese Graduate Students In The United States, Li-An Kuo Jan 1993

The Effects Of Social Skills Training On The Prevention Of Perceived Stress, Depression, And Social Anxiety Of Taiwanese Graduate Students In The United States, Li-An Kuo

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an Banduraian-based group social skills training in the prevention of stress, depression, and social anxiety of Taiwanese graduate students in the U.S.;The subjects of this study were 60 Taiwanese students recruited at four seminars sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, which aimed to prepare students for future overseas study. Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to the experimental condition and were trained with social skills before they left for U.S. The other thirty subjects were assigned to the control group without any treatment.;It was hypothesized ...


The Commuters' Alma Mater: Profiles Of College Student Experiences At A Commuter Institution, Tisa Ann Mason Jan 1993

The Commuters' Alma Mater: Profiles Of College Student Experiences At A Commuter Institution, Tisa Ann Mason

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Writers have criticized the literature on college student involvement as being biased, starting from the premise that the residential experience is the normative one, and have called for a reexamination of the concept of student involvement. Thus in response to that need, this study explored the concept of student involvement from commuter college students' perspectives.;Focused on both Astin's theory of student involvement and Pace's work on quality of effort, it was hypothesized that there were differences between highly involved commuter college students and commuter college students who were minimally involved in the college experience. Since student involvement ...


The Organizational Culture Of The Academic Department: A Case Study Of A Department Of Biological Sciences, Martha Anne Smith Jan 1992

The Organizational Culture Of The Academic Department: A Case Study Of A Department Of Biological Sciences, Martha Anne Smith

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The purpose of this study was to examine theories of organizational culture typically applied to the university level of organization and their applicability to the academic department. Chaffee and Tierney's (1988) theory of organizational culture, dimensions of culture, and leadership strategies became the basis for a qualitative case study of a Department of Biological Sciences in a metropolitan university.;Interviews of current faculty members, current and former deans, and other administrators were conducted. Observations were made of faculty meetings and retreats and of departmental governance committee meetings. Extensive review of documents and correspondence covering more that twenty years provided ...


A Study Of Student Attrition At A Small, Rural Community College: A Test Of The Bean And Metzner Model, Alan Michael Harris Jan 1992

A Study Of Student Attrition At A Small, Rural Community College: A Test Of The Bean And Metzner Model, Alan Michael Harris

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The purpose of this study was to test the Bean and Metzner Model of Nontraditional Student Attrition (1985) in a small, rural community college environment. The influence of selected sets of background, environmental, and academic variables from the model were tested, in addition to, the individual variables contained within each set. The differences between the persister and nonpersister groups were examined by variables.;Data was collected via the Student Entry Questionnaire and the Student Questionnaire. Everyone who came in for placement testing at Paul D. Camp Community College during the fall of 1991 (n = 148) completed the Student Entry Questionnaire ...


Toward A General Model Of Social Control And School Related Violations, Robin E. Sowell Jan 1991

Toward A General Model Of Social Control And School Related Violations, Robin E. Sowell

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No abstract provided.


Factors Influencing Post Baccalaureate Educational Attainment, Benjamin Wofford Smith Jan 1990

Factors Influencing Post Baccalaureate Educational Attainment, Benjamin Wofford Smith

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No abstract provided.


The Relationship Of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills To Adjustment, James Alan Russo Jan 1990

The Relationship Of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills To Adjustment, James Alan Russo

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This experimental study examined the effects of different methods of training and verbal cognitive ability on second-grader's acquisition of social problem-solving skills and teacher-rated behavioral adjustment. Subjects were assigned by classroom to either classroom training only, classroom training with parent training, classroom training without parent training (those parents who were offered training but did not participate) or control. The 25-lesson Rochester Social Problem-Solving curriculum was taught three times per week for nine weeks by classroom teachers and a four session parent training component was taught by mental health prevention staff members and this researcher. Consistent with previous research, classroom ...


Consciousness And Its Reproduction In Higher Education, Elizabeth Ann Monk Jan 1976

Consciousness And Its Reproduction In Higher Education, Elizabeth Ann Monk

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No abstract provided.


Alienation Among College Faculty Members, Mitchell Phillips Kambis Jan 1975

Alienation Among College Faculty Members, Mitchell Phillips Kambis

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No abstract provided.


Correlates Of Self-Esteem And Social Desirability In Fifth Grade Mainstream And Special Education Classes, Susan K. Bogart Jan 1974

Correlates Of Self-Esteem And Social Desirability In Fifth Grade Mainstream And Special Education Classes, Susan K. Bogart

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No abstract provided.


An Economic And Sociological Survey Of Lancaster County And The Relationship To The Educational Program, 1930-1940, James Judson Booker Jan 1942

An Economic And Sociological Survey Of Lancaster County And The Relationship To The Educational Program, 1930-1940, James Judson Booker

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No abstract provided.