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A Report Of A Principal Internship In River Valley School System, Richard D. Kelly Dec 1986

A Report Of A Principal Internship In River Valley School System, Richard D. Kelly

Master's Theses

This report describes an internship with the River Valley School System, Three Oaks, Michigan. The internship took place from January 4, 1983 to February 22, 1983. This internship consisted of a total of 240 hours.

This was an excellent experience for the intern because of the many opportunities to view and experience the principalship. The internship enabled this intern to work with several capable principals, viewing all grades, K-12. This gave the intern a full view of the nature and scope of the principalship.

Basically, this internship was designed to gain experience in the following areas:

l. Leader Styles

2 ...


Summary Of An Internship At The Recruitment Programs Section Of The United Nations, Kanokrat Kasemsuwan Dec 1986

Summary Of An Internship At The Recruitment Programs Section Of The United Nations, Kanokrat Kasemsuwan

Master's Theses

The intern's goal was to gain leadership experience relative to the position of an administrator. The objectives for meeting the internship were:

1. Acquisition of administrative and organizational skills in the development of policy content and procedures of the United Nations.

2. Acquisition of humanistic skills in administrative group communication and public relations techniques.

3. Development and acquisition of technical skills used in formulating policy and procedures of the United Nations.

Methods for accomplishing the objectives were active participation, discussions, and observations. Objectives were achieved as demonstrated by summary information and products. The internship took place at the United ...


A Report Of An Internship In Coloma Community Schools, Coloma, Michigan, David A. Defields Dec 1986

A Report Of An Internship In Coloma Community Schools, Coloma, Michigan, David A. Defields

Master's Theses

The objective of this report is to describe the 240 hour internship completed with the Coloma Community School System, Coloma, Michigan. The majority of the intern's time was devoted to work on the school budget and the negotiating process. However, time was also spent in areas including co-op purchasing, insurance, energy conservation, vocational education and Chapter I fundinq.


Effects Of Feedback And Incentives On The Use Of Academic Skills, Jose E. Candia Dec 1986

Effects Of Feedback And Incentives On The Use Of Academic Skills, Jose E. Candia

Master's Theses

This research investigates the notion that the combination of feedback and incentives are essential components for the maintenance of effective academic skills with undergraduate students on academic probation. This notion is in contradiction to the assumption underlying remedial activities in most universities, where it is assumed that once the students have acquired the skills through workshops or texts they will continue to use them.

The use of the academic skills of lecture note-taking, comprehensive reading, and critical reading was studied with three undergraduate students. That use was measured prior to the intervention, during workshops of training, when feedback alone was ...


The Effectiveness Of Video Tape Monitoring Of Direct Instruction Procedures Across Teachers, John H. Cottrell Dec 1986

The Effectiveness Of Video Tape Monitoring Of Direct Instruction Procedures Across Teachers, John H. Cottrell

Master's Theses

A multiple baseline across subjects experimental design was used to evaluate the effects of monitoring subject performance and providing feedback regarding the implementation of Direct Instruction (DI) procedures from video taped recordings of the subject's presentations of the DI lessons upon the implementation of those DI procedures. The subjects were two junior high school special education teachers who teach reading using the SRA Corrective Reading; Decoding B program. The DI lessons were recorded on VHS video tape and observational data were recorded during baseline. During intervention, a monitor also provided feedback on the subjects performance using examples from the ...


The Effects Of Adventure Activities On An Objective Measure Of Self-Concept, Marjorie Ellen Bethke Dec 1986

The Effects Of Adventure Activities On An Objective Measure Of Self-Concept, Marjorie Ellen Bethke

Master's Theses

Although a plethora of studies have linked experiences in adventure education to the enhancement of self-concept, virtually all have been faulted on methodological grounds. In this study the inferential leap from test performance to actual behavior was narrowed, if not eliminated, by utilizing systematic direct observation as an alternative to self-reports. A single behavior, hugs, was isolated as an indicator of self-concept. Eighth grade Outdoor Education students were observed over a baseline period, then engaged in a short-term, intense, adventure education experience. A second baseline revealed an appreciable increase in the rate of hug behavior under select circumstances. The data ...


Cognitive Levels Of Thinking For Religious Training Materials And Infusion Across The Curriculum, Patrick Low Aug 1986

Cognitive Levels Of Thinking For Religious Training Materials And Infusion Across The Curriculum, Patrick Low

Master's Theses

The major accomplishment of this project was the creation of cognitive levels of questions spanning Bloom's (1964) taxonomy of learning, fostering religious training in nontraditional class settings at Kalamazoo Christian High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Classes involved were business mathematics, health, and physical education.

Descriptors, i.e., key terms, were developed from teachers' goals and objectives. Descriptors were then checked in a concordance to help develop Scripture reference for question development. Weekly or biweekly, participating teachers and the curriculum committee were supplied draft sections of the project; they gave feedback relative to usefulness and acceptability.

The results have been termed ...


Summary And Analysis Of. Scores On The Michigan Educational Assessment Tests For The Portage Public Schools (1980-1984), Jim Migliaccio Aug 1986

Summary And Analysis Of. Scores On The Michigan Educational Assessment Tests For The Portage Public Schools (1980-1984), Jim Migliaccio

Master's Theses

The objective of this study was to identify the specific areas of weakness and strength in the mathematics and reading programs of the Portage Public Schools in grades 4, 7, and 10, by isolating each of the skill areas and the specific objectives within each of those skill areas by comparing the scores of students in the Portage Public Schools with the scores of all other students in the State of Michigan for five (5) years (1980-1984). After identifying areas of strength and weakness, the intent was to recommend possible remedies for those areas determined to be in need of ...


Instructional Leadership: The Role Of The Director Of Library Services For The Grand Rapids, Michigan, Public School District, Judy A. Deruyter Aug 1986

Instructional Leadership: The Role Of The Director Of Library Services For The Grand Rapids, Michigan, Public School District, Judy A. Deruyter

Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to familiarize the intern with the position of director of library services. A review of the district's media program enabled the intern to assist in the district's media program and work on the curriculum development changes that would be occurring during the duration of the internship.

The major results of the internship were a district handbook detailing policies and procedures for the media specialists and, using Appleworks (Lissner, 1983), a computer program was written for library management and utilization.

Important aspects of the project were curriculum work sessions and the resulting plans ...


A Biomechanical Analysis Of Running Variances Due To Physiological Fatigue Among Highly Skilled Female Distance Runners, Alison B. Stanford Aug 1986

A Biomechanical Analysis Of Running Variances Due To Physiological Fatigue Among Highly Skilled Female Distance Runners, Alison B. Stanford

Master's Theses

The problem of the study was to investigate the effect of physiological fatigue upon mechanical alterations in running. The investigation involved a biomedical analysis of kinematic parameters which compared running mechanics of subjects both fresh and fatigued.

The study revealed numerous alterations in running mechanics associated with fatigue. Maximum vertical displacement of the body's center of gravity was found during the toe-off phase and was significantly less during fatigue. Stride lengths were found to be as much as 2.72 feet shorter during fatigue and stride times as great as .42 seconds shorter. Extension of the support leg was ...


The Michigan Intermediate School District Superintendent: A Unique Job Role, Lanny Ray Johnston Apr 1986

The Michigan Intermediate School District Superintendent: A Unique Job Role, Lanny Ray Johnston

Master's Theses

One of the job roles in Michigan's system of public education is that of the Intermediate School District Superintendent. However, the definition of this job role and the skills required to function in it are unclear for those striving to attain an intermediate school district superintendency. This lack of clarity in the areas of interpersonal, conceptual, and technical skills, makes career planning difficult. In an effort to improve this situation, this intern elected to investigate the role of the intermediate superintendent as a public school, high management/leadership/administrative position.

The outcome of this investigation includes: (a) a clearer ...


The Relationship Of Selection Criteria To Success In A Graduate Psychology Program, Cheri R. Stein Apr 1986

The Relationship Of Selection Criteria To Success In A Graduate Psychology Program, Cheri R. Stein

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive validity of the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (GRE) for the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Subjects were 138 psychology doctoral students.

Predictor variables included in the research were GRE-Verbal (GRE-V), GRE-Quantitative (GRE-Q), GRE-Total (GRE-T), Miller's Analogy Test (MAT), and undergraduate grade point average (UGPA). Criterion measures were trichotomous faculty ratings and points earned in three psychology courses.

GRE-V, GRE-Q, GRE-T, and MAT were significantly correlated with faculty ratings (p< .001), and the GRE scores were also significantly related to points earned in classes. Results indicated that MAT scores added no predictive value over and above GRE scores. GRE-T correlations were consistently equal or greater in magnitude than GRE-V and GRE-Q correlation coefficients. It was suggested that GRE-T scores alone be used in selection, with a cut-off point of 1100.


An Investigation Of The Effect Of Daily Tests On The Retention Of Knowledge Of Malaysian Students In The Re-Orientation Program, Rokiah Mohamed Apr 1986

An Investigation Of The Effect Of Daily Tests On The Retention Of Knowledge Of Malaysian Students In The Re-Orientation Program, Rokiah Mohamed

Master's Theses

Seventy Malaysian students participated in the 7-day Re-Orientation Program and were divided into two groups; 20 students were in Group 1, the group that took the daily tests and 50 students were in Group 2, the group that took the final examination only. The results of the final examination revealed a significant difference between the two groups, t (68) = 5.895, p< .05. The means of Groups 1 and 2 were 30.75 and 24.26 respectively. The correlations between the scores of the daily tests and the final examination scores were also statistically significant at p< .05 where n = 20. A post hoc analysis was done to further support the data. It is suggested that further research can be done using knowledge tests in programs that run for longer periods of time to improve students' retention of knowledge.


Menstrual Cycle Status, Body Composition And Dietary Characteristics Of Female Collegiate Gymnasts, Dance-Majors And Non-Athletes, Robyn Lesley Mills Apr 1986

Menstrual Cycle Status, Body Composition And Dietary Characteristics Of Female Collegiate Gymnasts, Dance-Majors And Non-Athletes, Robyn Lesley Mills

Master's Theses

This study investigated the incidence of regular menstrual cycles, secondary amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea in collegiate female gymnasts, dance-majors and non-athletes. Menstrual cycle characteristics and eating attitudes were surveyed by questionnaire. Dietary status was determined by a 5 day dietary diary, and body composition was measured by hydrostatic weighing to determine the relationship of these variables with menstrual cycle status.

The frequency of amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea and regular cycles differed significantly (p<.05) between activity groups. The gymnasts reported the highest incidence of amenorrhea (16%) and oligomenorrhea (32%). A significant difference (p<.05) was found between activity groups for age at menarche, percent body fat, dietary status and eating attitudes.

Statistical analysis of the main effect of menstrual cycle status showed a significant difference for caloric intake and eating attitudes. The amenorrheic subjects consumed fewer calories and scored higher on ...


Personal Growth Following The Diagnosis Of Cancer: Interviews With Mastectomy Patients, Nancy L. Mahoney Jan 1986

Personal Growth Following The Diagnosis Of Cancer: Interviews With Mastectomy Patients, Nancy L. Mahoney

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Principal's Leadership Style And Science Research Associates Test Scores, Kevin William Whirdy Jan 1986

Principal's Leadership Style And Science Research Associates Test Scores, Kevin William Whirdy

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the principal' s leadership style had a positive effect on students' Science Research Associates Composite Test scores. The correlational method of research was used on fifteen randomly selected public high schools with school populations between six hundred and nine hundred students in the State of Virginia. The Principal Leadership Style Questionnaire was used t o ascertain the leadership style of the principal. The Likert Profile of a School Questionnaire was used to measure the climate of the school.

The results showed a significant correlational coefficient between the principal' s leadership style ...


Dyslexia, Theories Of Causation And Methods Of Management: An Historical Perspective, Nancy M. Millichap Jan 1986

Dyslexia, Theories Of Causation And Methods Of Management: An Historical Perspective, Nancy M. Millichap

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Development And Assessment Of A Computer-Managed Instruction System For Self-Paced Training Programs, Marc F. Ellis Jan 1986

Development And Assessment Of A Computer-Managed Instruction System For Self-Paced Training Programs, Marc F. Ellis

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Validation Of A Selection Test Battery Through Use Of A Task Analysis, Joseph August Saccaro Jan 1986

Validation Of A Selection Test Battery Through Use Of A Task Analysis, Joseph August Saccaro

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Past Participant Assessment Of A Short-Term Premarital Institute, Mary Sheila Barrett Jan 1986

Past Participant Assessment Of A Short-Term Premarital Institute, Mary Sheila Barrett

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.