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A Report Of An Internship At The Michigan State Department Of Education, Lansing, Michigan, Reiniera Leroux Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship At The Michigan State Department Of Education, Lansing, Michigan, Reiniera Leroux

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to describe an internship conducted at the Michigan State Department of Education. The experience focused on gaining an understanding of the State Board of Education and Adult Extended Learning Services, a unit of the State Department of Education. The intern was also given the task of rewriting and updating one of the Department of Education handbooks: "Administrative Guide for Adult High School."

Chapter I is an introduction and background to the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and Adult Extended Learning Services. Chapter I also includes the intern's prospectus.

Chapter ...


A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools, St. Joseph, Michigan, Thomas J. Miller Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools, St. Joseph, Michigan, Thomas J. Miller

Master's Theses

This report describes an internship completed in the St. Joseph Public Schools. The internship was devoted to working with the superintendent as he implemented a plan to close schools, reassign students, and find a use for the closed buildings. This report details the planning, process, and leadership styles used to carry out this task.

Chapter I contains a background of the St. Joseph Public Schools.

Chapter II describes the history of past attempts to close schools in the St. Joseph District and an overview of the plan that the superintendent used in the 1982-83 school year.

Chapters III, IV, and ...


Instructional Leadership: A Comparison Of The Roles Of Principal And Curriculum Director, Bettina K. Brown Dec 1983

Instructional Leadership: A Comparison Of The Roles Of Principal And Curriculum Director, Bettina K. Brown

Master's Theses

The objective of this report was to relate the experiences and outcomes of a field experience internship in public school administration.

Specifically, the report focused on a comparison and contrast of the roles, responsibilities, and expectation of instructional leadership as reflected in the separate positions of a principal, a curriculum director, and a consolidation of both positions.


A Report Of An Internship With Senior Services, Incorporated, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monroe H. Johnson Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship With Senior Services, Incorporated, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monroe H. Johnson

Master's Theses

This report summarizes a 15-week internship with Senior Services, Incorporated, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, served during the Spring and Summer terms, 1983.

The purpose of the internship was to acquaint the intern with the leadership performance, duties, responsibilities, and actions of the executive director and field supervisor in increasing and maintaining a low income minority senior citizen's nutritional outreach service. The objectives of increasing the number of low income minority senior citizen participants and prepared nutritional sites were the major emphasis of this internship. In addition, the intern was involved with proposal writing and the hiring of two outreach workers.


An Experiential Project Examining The Summer School And Enrichment Elements Of Community Education, Susan V. Slade Dec 1983

An Experiential Project Examining The Summer School And Enrichment Elements Of Community Education, Susan V. Slade

Master's Theses

The objective of this experiential project was to examine the role and functions of the community school’s director in the summer school and enrichment elements of the total program.

Major areas that were examined were budgeting procedures, curriculum and programming, staffing and personnel, and facility utilization.

Through the investigation of these areas is was found that budgeting was based on a "break-even" philosophy. It was observed that curriculum and programming were in a constant state of search for improvement and variety based on community need. Further, it was discovered that successful instructors and teachers for these programs are special ...


A Report Of A Project In The Central Administrative Offices Of The Jenison Public Schools, Gary W. Allen Aug 1983

A Report Of A Project In The Central Administrative Offices Of The Jenison Public Schools, Gary W. Allen

Master's Theses

The initial part of the manuscript is a log of the author's activities during his internship at Jenison Public Schools. In addition to the daily entries, weekly summaries of the experience are also included. The second section of the manuscript lists the author's objectives for the internship and how these objectives were obtained. The final portion of the manuscript contains three appendices that pertain to the author's internship prospectus, the development of various school calendars for 1982-1983, and a report on job sharing.


Teaching Change Computation To The Developmentally Disabled, Nancy Daeschlein Aug 1983

Teaching Change Computation To The Developmentally Disabled, Nancy Daeschlein

Master's Theses

This study evaluated a procedure for teaching three developmentally disabled adults to compute monetary change combinations. Also, the procedure assessed generalization to the skills of computing change with bills, verifying the correctness of change received, and computing change with both coins and bills. Subjects were first trained to make change using pennies and then were trained to use each successive denomination in combination with those previously trained. A multipleprobe design was used, including generalization probes of the above-cited skills. Results indicated that each subject acquired the behavior of change computation with coins as a function of the training procedure. Also ...


The Effects Of An Instructional Package On Study Question Completion Skills Of High School Students, Jeffery David Montgomery Aug 1983

The Effects Of An Instructional Package On Study Question Completion Skills Of High School Students, Jeffery David Montgomery

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to empirically evaluate the effects of an instructional package on study question behaviors. The instructional package, incorporating contingent reinforcement, modeling, feedback, contingency contracting and a programmed instruction format was implemented to train four study question answering behaviors identified through task analysis. Each subject demonstrated ability to perform the four behaviors with increased accuracy on experimental measures following training. Results indicated that the instructional package was effective in training increased accuracy in each instructional behavior for each subject. Generalized performance of these behaviors in the classroom environment, assessed through comparison of classroom grades and study ...


A Report Of An Internship In The National Office Of The American Occupational Therapy Association, Claire Callan Aug 1983

A Report Of An Internship In The National Office Of The American Occupational Therapy Association, Claire Callan

Master's Theses

This report describes an internship of six weeks, completed by a candidate for a graduate degree in educational leadership, in the educational division of a professional organization (the American Occupational Therapy Association). The plan for the internship is presented; and the host organization is described. The experience is summarized, and it is analyzed from a variety of perspectives.

A central concern of the internship consisted of the development of a training unit for the purpose of assisting clinical educators to improve their skills as supervisors of occupational therapy students. Problems encountered in the development of this unit, and the solutions ...


The Effects Of Parent Monitoring On Homework Completion Of Low Performing Students, Maria Del Carmen Barocio Aug 1983

The Effects Of Parent Monitoring On Homework Completion Of Low Performing Students, Maria Del Carmen Barocio

Master's Theses

Four junior high school boys from a Special Education room participated in this study. The purpose was to increase the amount of homework completion having parents as monitors of their own children and minimal teacher intervention. In Condition I, baseline was taken of the percentage of homework assignments completed. During Condition II, parents received a Homework Checklist from the teacher explaining the assignments for the next day. For Condition III parents were given a handout explaining the use of positive statements and prompts, and a guideline for skillful home study was also included. Parents were asked to send a Report ...


A Central Administration Internship In The Calhoun Intermediate School District, Donald J. Morris Jr. Apr 1983

A Central Administration Internship In The Calhoun Intermediate School District, Donald J. Morris Jr.

Master's Theses

The Calhoun Intermediate School District serves Calhoun County which is located in Southwestern Michigan, centered approximately at the intersection of I-94 and 1-69. The school system serves students K-12 in 15 individual school districts. It serves as a link between local districts and the State Department of Education, furnishing services that single districts find difficult or impossible to perform. The CISD is operated by an intermediate school district board of education in cooperation with local boards of education and supported by the people of CISD and the people of the State of Michigan.

The internship involved 240 hours working with ...


Summary Of An Internship At Kalamazoo Central High School And Portage Central High School, William James Mieras Apr 1983

Summary Of An Internship At Kalamazoo Central High School And Portage Central High School, William James Mieras

Master's Theses

The intern's goal was to gain leadership experience relative to the position of high school principal. The objectives for meeting the goal were:

1. Acquisition of administrative and technical skills in the development of policy content and procedures for high school students and staff

2. Acquisition of human relations skills in administrative group problem solving activities and public relations techniques

3. Acquisition of conceptual skills in curriculum development Methods for accomplishing the objectives were active participation, discussions, and observations. Objectives were achieved as demonstrated by summary information and products. The intern was able to conclude from the experience that ...


A Study Of Financial Management Aspects Of School Business Management, William Paul Le Tarte Apr 1983

A Study Of Financial Management Aspects Of School Business Management, William Paul Le Tarte

Master's Theses

This internship was conducted under the direction of the Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services for Kent Intermediate School District. The scope of the resources available were not restricted to a single school district, but included examples available from the twenty-one districts in Kent County. This provided a composite view of the way districts are managed.

This was further developed by participation at meetings, in-service sessions and conferences of the Grand Valley School District Officials, Southwest Michigan School Business Officials, in meetings with educational lobbyists and leaders of the Michigan School Business Officials, and in meetings with area legislators.

The. experience ...


A Comparison Of Three Monitoring Systems On The Management Of Contingency Contracting Behavior, James V. Yanna Apr 1983

A Comparison Of Three Monitoring Systems On The Management Of Contingency Contracting Behavior, James V. Yanna

Master's Theses

Three student monitoring systems were compared to determine their efficacy in maintaining student contracting behavior. These systems were (1) teacher monitoring, (2) student peer monitoring, and (3) self monitoring. The study examined the extent to which each of the three systems would maintain students correctly including all of the necessary contract components. The results showed a small and statistically insignificant variation between the three procedures. Each procedure resulted in an approximately 70% contract component specification. Additional research was recommended to determine if student contracting behavior would maintain in the presence of a longer self-monitoring condition. It was also recommended that ...


Overcoming Unadaptive Behavior: An Assertive Skills Program For Women Entering The Workforce, Julia Sara Wolf Apr 1983

Overcoming Unadaptive Behavior: An Assertive Skills Program For Women Entering The Workforce, Julia Sara Wolf

Master's Theses

This study examined the various relationships between the assertive content of a structured phone call and the probabilities of obtaining an interview in a program designed to generate new assertive behaviors for women entering the workforce. This study was implemented in the setting of a job finding program. It was shown that the difference between calls that produced interviews and those that didn't was a higher percentage of component use in those calls that resulted in an interview. In addition, the utilization of two specific assertive components when placing a call was associated with, a higher probability of obtaining ...


A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools St. Joseph, Michigan, Richard H. Bartz Apr 1983

A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools St. Joseph, Michigan, Richard H. Bartz

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to describe a nine-week internship in the St. Joseph Public Schools. The major portion of the internship was devoted to working on a position description project and on computer scheduling at the Upton Junior High School.

Chapter I contains a brief background of the St. Joseph Public Schools and the intern 's prospectus.

Chapter II describes the intern's role in reviewing and developing position descriptions for certified personnel.

Chapter III describes the - intern's experiences in working with the Upton Junior High Principal to build a course master schedule.

Chapter IV contains the ...


A Biomechanical Analysis Of The Stages Of Motor Development Of Horizontal Jumping Patterns In Young Children, Theresa J. Landis Apr 1983

A Biomechanical Analysis Of The Stages Of Motor Development Of Horizontal Jumping Patterns In Young Children, Theresa J. Landis

Master's Theses

The problem of the study was to investigate motor patterns of children performing forward and backward horizontal jumps from a two foot takeoff. The investigation of motor patterns involved a biomechanical analysis of kinematic parameters associated with the forward and backward jumps, as well as those associated with stages of development.

The study revealed that arm and leg development occurred independently of each other and the development did not adhere to age. At ages 2 and 3 years, females traveled a greater horizontal distance, but at ages 5 to 6 years and 8 to 9 years, males traveled the greater ...


A Behavioral Approach In The Treatment Of Hypertension: Exercise Therapy And Relaxation Training, Sheila Wang Kessenich Apr 1983

A Behavioral Approach In The Treatment Of Hypertension: Exercise Therapy And Relaxation Training, Sheila Wang Kessenich

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate behavioral approaches to the control of hypertension and to provide practical guidelines for setting up such a behavioral program.

Five hypertensive subjects underwent a program consisting of one hour exercise and relaxation sessions, three times per week for 8 weeks. Changes in pretreatment and post treatment blood pressure readings and anti-hypertensive medications were recorded.

Possible mechanisms relating exercise and relaxation to blood pressure control were discussed.


The Determination' Of A Strength Gain Of The Quadriceps And Hamstrings From Recreational Cross-Country Skiing, Cheryl A. Hofman Apr 1983

The Determination' Of A Strength Gain Of The Quadriceps And Hamstrings From Recreational Cross-Country Skiing, Cheryl A. Hofman

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine a strength gain of the quadriceps and hamstrings due to recreational cross-country skiing. Eleven subjects, four male and seven female, from two selected, beginning cross-country ski classes at Western Michigan University participated. For both the pretest and posttest, each subject performed five maximal, reciprocal contractions of the dominant and nondominant knee flexors and extensors. The data were collected on a Cybex II Dual Channel Dynamometer and Instrumentation System, #7104. Two Analyses of Variance, randomized block, factorial designs were used to analyze the dependent variable, torque, as it related to the independent variables ...


A Biomechanical Analysis Theorizing The Effects Of Long Term Meniscectomy On Q Angles And Pronation/Supination Of The Foot During Running, Richard R. Squires Apr 1983

A Biomechanical Analysis Theorizing The Effects Of Long Term Meniscectomy On Q Angles And Pronation/Supination Of The Foot During Running, Richard R. Squires

Master's Theses

The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship of pronation/supination and Q angles of the right and left legs of subjects with meniscectomies. A biomechanical analysis was employed using two high speed camera, digitizing equipment, and a computer. Statistical analysis was performed to determine any significant differences.

Analysis of variance found a difference between medial and lateral, and control and medial groups in the pronation/supination test at heel strike with shoes. A difference among subjects and legs also was found at heel strike without shoes.

Analysis of variance found differences in average Q angles of the ...


Michigan Schools Must Provide Necessary School Supplies, Tommie D. Saylor Apr 1983

Michigan Schools Must Provide Necessary School Supplies, Tommie D. Saylor

Master's Theses

This study was an attempt to determine how the schools in three Southwestern Michigan counties implemented the decision of the July 17, 1970 Michigan State Supreme Court ruling which required all school districts to provide students with all necessary school supplies. It was evident from the survey conducted that the schools are at different levels of compliance and that the only commonality is that all of them furnish textbooks and paper. One of the conclusions developed by the writer was that each Board of Education should carefully examine the policies that are being followed by their school district and compare ...


A Report Of An Internship In Berrien Springs Public Schools Berrien Springs, Michigan, Samuel L. Wright Apr 1983

A Report Of An Internship In Berrien Springs Public Schools Berrien Springs, Michigan, Samuel L. Wright

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper was to describe a six-week internship completed with the Berrien Springs Public School. The majority of the intern's time was spent observing the functions of the central office and performing tasks related to that office.

Chapter I contains some background information describing the Berrien Springs Public Schools. It contains the intern's prospectus and rationale.

Chapter II describes the leadership process and the Assistant Superintendent's positioning in the school district as to his functions in the central office.

Chapter III describes the specific tasks assigned and completed by the intern.

Chapter IV describes ...


Knowledge Mapping: A System For The Design And Construction Of Curricula, Linda M. Tipper Apr 1983

Knowledge Mapping: A System For The Design And Construction Of Curricula, Linda M. Tipper

Master's Theses

This article presents a concise system for guiding content planners in the selection and analysis of content for any curriculum. The Knowledge Mapping system is compared to other curriculum development systems and is shown to meet some current needs which these systems have not met. An analysis of the Knowledge Map is provided and a demonstration of the impact that Knowledge Mapping can have on curriculum construction is presented. The demonstration illustrates that the use of this system can provide a tool for content planners which leads to a greater consistency between objectives and evaluation materials. The multiple uses of ...


Effects Of "Occupational Titles" On The "Occupational Perceptions" Of College Men And Women, Stuart Joel Nathan Jan 1983

Effects Of "Occupational Titles" On The "Occupational Perceptions" Of College Men And Women, Stuart Joel Nathan

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Investigation Of Several Procedural Modifications To Delta Plot Methodology, Rita Karwacki Bode Jan 1983

Investigation Of Several Procedural Modifications To Delta Plot Methodology, Rita Karwacki Bode

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of Retirement Preparation: The Needs Program Considerations, Modes And Models, And Program Effectiveness, Sara Krause Shevitz Jan 1983

An Evaluation Of Retirement Preparation: The Needs Program Considerations, Modes And Models, And Program Effectiveness, Sara Krause Shevitz

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Two Methods For Detecting Test Item Bias, Elaine Kopera Jan 1983

A Comparison Of Two Methods For Detecting Test Item Bias, Elaine Kopera

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Review Of Outcome Studies Of Rational-Emotive Therapy, 1977-1981, Terrance E. Mcgovern Jan 1983

A Review Of Outcome Studies Of Rational-Emotive Therapy, 1977-1981, Terrance E. Mcgovern

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.