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Instruction Of Reading Study Skills In Four Academic Content Areas Of California Secondary Schools, Judith Chibante Neal Mar 1988

Instruction Of Reading Study Skills In Four Academic Content Areas Of California Secondary Schools, Judith Chibante Neal

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of instruction of reading study skills as revealed by a state-wide survey of teachers. The problem was: To what extent are academic content area teachers in California secondary schools providing instruction in reading study skills as part of their instruction program? An analysis of the problem yielded eight questions related to the perceptions and practices of teachers in the four content areas of English, mathematics, science, and social science. Eleven hypotheses were proposed related to possible differences among sub-groups of teachers. The research was descriptive in nature and employed a ...


First Language Instruction And Second Language Acquisition Among Spanish Speaking High School Students: A Case Study, Dolores Villarreal Del Barco Jan 1988

First Language Instruction And Second Language Acquisition Among Spanish Speaking High School Students: A Case Study, Dolores Villarreal Del Barco

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This case-study had as its principal focus the applicability of James Cummins' theory of developmental interdependence in language acquisition to secondary age students. This theory postulates that, for younger children, the development and strengthening of the first language can ultimately lead to a more rapid and efficient acquisition of the second. The study set out to test the hypothesis that secondary age Limited English Proficient (LEP) students who receive Primary Language Arts instruction demonstrate higher levels of English acquisition than do comparable students who do not receive this instruction. The primary language of the students was Spanish. A quasi-experimental research ...


Development Of Data Base Software To Facilitate Instrument Selection In The Adapted Physical Education Assessment Process : A Thesis ..., Charles Jay Anema Jan 1988

Development Of Data Base Software To Facilitate Instrument Selection In The Adapted Physical Education Assessment Process : A Thesis ..., Charles Jay Anema

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

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Word Processing As An Instructional Tool In The Revision/Editing Stages Of The Writing Process, Marion M. Jensen Jan 1988

Word Processing As An Instructional Tool In The Revision/Editing Stages Of The Writing Process, Marion M. Jensen

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of word processing on students' composition when used as a tool in the revision/editing stages of the writing process.

Procedure: Two experimental groups were established; Group A Computer, Group B No Computer. For each group, the generic method of teaching writing remained the same. Group A, however, was able to use the microcomputer in editing their work; Group B was not. Final essays were scored by independent raters and the data were analyzed by the use of the independent 1-test. A Pearson product -moment correlation coefficient was computed ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Questions In Three California State-Adopted Spanish And English Basal Readers, Ana Maria Bonilla Jan 1988

A Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Questions In Three California State-Adopted Spanish And English Basal Readers, Ana Maria Bonilla

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if there was a variation in the number of questions within a given taxonomy level between parallel Spanish and English basal readers at primary grade levels. A secondary purpose was to determine if questions in parallel Spanish and English series, that extended to fourth grade, facilitated the transition from the Spanish to the English reader. Specifically, the tasks to be accomplished in the study were: (1) to classify reading questions contained in California state-adopted parallel Spanish and English basal readers utilizing Barrett's Taxonomy, (2) to determine the number of questions ...


Characteristics Necessary For Effective Rural Elementary Student Study Teams As A Pre-Referral Intervention Technique, Sandee Kludt Jan 1988

Characteristics Necessary For Effective Rural Elementary Student Study Teams As A Pre-Referral Intervention Technique, Sandee Kludt

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was two-fold. First, it was conducted to determine if the factors identified as prerequisites for successful general team decision making are also the prerequisites for successful Student Study Team functioning. A secondary purpose was to determine the extent to which these compositional and operational variables are incorporated into current Student Study Team processes.


The Impact Of Increased Graduation Requirements On The High School Population Of Stockton Unified School District, Donald Lee Bradstreet Jan 1988

The Impact Of Increased Graduation Requirements On The High School Population Of Stockton Unified School District, Donald Lee Bradstreet

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of increased high school graduation requirements on the student population of one California school district. An increase in graduation requirements was imposed by state legislation and the local school board in response to a nationwide call to improve America's education which dominated educational attention during the early 1980's. The class entering Stockton high schools as ninth graders in 1982 was the last class required to meet the old requirements and the class entering in 1983 was the first class required to meet the increased standards.


The Impact Of The "C" Average Policy On The Academic Achievement And Attendance Of Student-Athletes At Stagg High School Between 1981 And 1983, Jean Katherine Fitzgibbons Jan 1988

The Impact Of The "C" Average Policy On The Academic Achievement And Attendance Of Student-Athletes At Stagg High School Between 1981 And 1983, Jean Katherine Fitzgibbons

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the "C" average rule on student achievement at Stagg High School, Stockton, California. This study particularly addressed the issue of whether there were significant differences between athletes' grade point averages (GPA) before implementation of the policy and after. In addition, the study included assessing differences in attendance patterns of the athletes. The 1981-82 school year was identified as the year prior to implementation of the "C" average-rule. The 1982-83 school year was considered the implementation year and, finally, the 1983-84 school year was identified as the year after the ...


Visually Displayed-Emg Biofeedback : Training Muscle Relaxation In Hearing Impaired Children :A Thesis ..., Cheryl Renee Bene Jan 1988

Visually Displayed-Emg Biofeedback : Training Muscle Relaxation In Hearing Impaired Children :A Thesis ..., Cheryl Renee Bene

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to test the use of visually displayed EMG biofeedback as a means for training hearing impaired adolescents to reduce anterior temporalis or frontalis muscle tension . Five male and four female hearing impaired students between the ages of 13 and 15 were chosen from the California School for the Deaf, Fremont, CA to serve as participants. Each participant was randomly assigned to either an experimental or control condition. Participants in the experimental groups were given five 15 minute EMG biofeedback training sessions. An additional group of 4 adolescents with normal hearing from Marshall Junior ...


Effects Of Peer Mentoring On The Achievement And Persistence Of Academically Underprepared College Freshmen, Ann Ferden Austad Jan 1988

Effects Of Peer Mentoring On The Achievement And Persistence Of Academically Underprepared College Freshmen, Ann Ferden Austad

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a peer mentoring program incorporating learning styles impacts upon the achievement and persistence of entry-level academically underprepared college students.

PROCEDURE: Subjects were freshmen at Bemidji State University during the fall terms of 1985 and 1986 who were assigned to remedial/developmental English because of low placement test scores. An experimental group of 31 English 100 students participated in Connections: The Student-to-Student Mentoring Network, a pilot program designed to help underprepared students make a successful transition into college. The experimental group was compared to a control group of 40 students who ...