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An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis Jan 1986

An Historical Overview Of Creativity With Implications For Education, Antoinette S. Ellis

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis traced the development of the concept of creativity from the earliest works in the intellectual history of Western civilization to the late twentieth century. This historical perspective on the concept of creativity served as a backdrop to current views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent views of the concept and as a reference source for recurrent and essential themes in the progressing debates concerning this issue.


Serving Primary Caregivers Of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease : An Integrated Service Delivery Model, Greta Krahn Stapleton Jan 1986

Serving Primary Caregivers Of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease : An Integrated Service Delivery Model, Greta Krahn Stapleton

Dissertations and Theses

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of nontreatable dementia, a syndrome which reflects a progressive and global impairment of memory, intellect, and other cognitive abilities. This devastating condition directly touches the lives of as many as 10 million Americans, including not only persons suffering from the disease but their primary caregivers and other family members as well. At present the course of AD cannot be halted or reversed, and no cure is known. The problem, then, is how to most effectively respond to the psychosocial needs of primary caregivers in order to help them provide the best ...


Pre-Kindergarteners' Performance On The Btbc, Amelia Wittwer Ouellette Jan 1986

Pre-Kindergarteners' Performance On The Btbc, Amelia Wittwer Ouellette

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study was to detect the amount of variability in performance among low, middle and high SES pre-kindergarteners on the entire Boehm Test of Basic Concepts. The study sought to answer the following questions. What is the distribution of BTBC scores among low, middle and high SES pre-kindergarteners? Do the scores of pre-kindergarten children vary significantly as to socioeconomic status?


Development, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Vietnam Veteran Population, Bari S. Fisher Jan 1986

Development, Diagnosis And Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Vietnam Veteran Population, Bari S. Fisher

Dissertations and Theses

Over the past 15 years, mental health professionals have seen an increasing number of Vietnam combat veterans suffering from stress disorders resulting from the trauma of combat and continued exposure to life threatening situations. Prior to 1980, professional repudiation of and hostility toward Vietnam veterans and toward a clinical reality of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was common while nondiagnosis and nontreatment was prevalent


After The Sixties : Anthropology In Sixth Grade Social Studies Textbooks, Christine Skei Rossi Jan 1986

After The Sixties : Anthropology In Sixth Grade Social Studies Textbooks, Christine Skei Rossi

Dissertations and Theses

During the 1960s, anthropology was an important part of the social studies curriculum. This study explores the question of whether twenty years later, anthropology is still an important part of primary and secondary school curricula and textbooks. To answer that question, the author used content analysis to analyze 13 sixth grade social studies textbooks for their anthropological content. Results of the research indicate that there is very little anthropology in the texts, the same topics and concepts are covered in most of them, and that most of the anthropological material is narrative or descriptive in form rather than theoretical. The ...


The Cognitive Learning Styles Of International Students, Shelley L. Smith Jan 1986

The Cognitive Learning Styles Of International Students, Shelley L. Smith

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this research was to examine the usefulness of David A. Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) as a tool for categorization and analysis of systematic differences between American and International students. The research addressed five primary questions:

1. Are the learning styles of the International students tested different from those established by Kolb in previous studies of American students?

2. Do the learning styles of the International students tested differ among the various groups?

3. Are there differences among the groups of International students tested that can be related to gender?

4. Do the learning styles of ...


The Grammatic Closure Subtest Of The Itpa As A Screening Device, Cathy Newquist Jan 1986

The Grammatic Closure Subtest Of The Itpa As A Screening Device, Cathy Newquist

Dissertations and Theses

Identification and selection of a speech-language caseload in the school setting can be a challenging task. The initial stages of caseload selection are usually in the form of a screening procedure. Although speech-language information is gathered at that time, information about its relationship to each student's academic status is usually not obtained. Such information would be useful in a setting that requires the provision of special education services to be justified from a basis of academic need.


Daycare Center Services For The Handicapped In The Portland Metropolitan Area : A Descriptive Study, Jacqueline A. Freni-Rothschild Jan 1986

Daycare Center Services For The Handicapped In The Portland Metropolitan Area : A Descriptive Study, Jacqueline A. Freni-Rothschild

Dissertations and Theses

This study endeavors to identify those daycare centers in the Portland Metro area that provide service to the handicapped or special needs child. ("Special needs" refers to children that are handicapped with varying degrees of severity.) It discusses the value and importance of the daycare experience for the young child, noting that daycare options available to the normal child are not usually available to the atypical child.