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Faculty Adaptation To Emerging Instructional Technologies In Higher Education, Marilyn Murrillo Jan 2019

Faculty Adaptation To Emerging Instructional Technologies In Higher Education, Marilyn Murrillo

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This study examined how and why faculty adopt podcasting as an instructional technology tool in their teaching. Podcasting is an instructional technology tool being used for teaching and learning in higher education. Faculty may record lectures with audio, video, and/or PowerPoint slides to instruct students on class material. Students may access podcasts at their convenience through various devices, including mobile devices and computers. Research has shown that students who use podcasts to study for tests tend to perform more successfully on tests. This study was a qualitative multiple case study of seven California community college faculty using podcasting as ...


It Is Better: An Autoethnographic Study; "Why" It Is And The Perceived Protective Factors Along The Way, Michael Dennis Cowan Jan 2018

It Is Better: An Autoethnographic Study; "Why" It Is And The Perceived Protective Factors Along The Way, Michael Dennis Cowan

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

LGBTQ individuals have many risk factors and have difficulty navigating going through school because of all the social issues. This study is an autoethnography that looks into the perceived protective factors of a gay male educator. I was challenged to change my dissertation to share my story of being a teacher and dealing with many different risk factors. My committee introduced me to autoethnography and shortly after, I was speaking with a student when the topic of the “It Gets Better” campaign came up. The student said to me, “Prove it.” My dissertation has been a living document with many ...


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 ...


Factors Relating To The Acquisition Of Computer Literacy And Computer Science Skills In California High Schools, Sarah Budinger Peterson Jan 1986

Factors Relating To The Acquisition Of Computer Literacy And Computer Science Skills In California High Schools, Sarah Budinger Peterson

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that related to the acquisition of computer skills in California high schools. Procedures. The first part of the study was examination of data from a sample of 63 California schools: scores from computer skills tests, achievement tests, and other pertinent information. The second part was an in-depth study of four schools taken from the sample of 63 schools with high or low scores on computer skills tests. Case study methodology was used with the sample of the two high scoring and two low scoring schools to examine other factors that ...


An Examination Of Sense Of Story In Proficient Bilingual, Partial Bilingual, And Monolingual Children As Evidenced In Stories Told In English, Kathleen Kenfield Jan 1985

An Examination Of Sense Of Story In Proficient Bilingual, Partial Bilingual, And Monolingual Children As Evidenced In Stories Told In English, Kathleen Kenfield

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine what differences, if any, existed among monolingual (English) children, partial bilingual (English-Spanish) children, and proficient bilingual (English-Spanish) children in the level of sophistication of their sense of story. Sense of story was defined as the degree to which one has internalized the features, conventions, and structures of the story genre. Sense of story was analyzed in three areas: structural complexity (number of words, number of T-units, mean length of T-units, number of characters, number of incidents), story convention usage (use of past tense, formal beginning, formal ending, use of quoted and described ...


A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Two Approaches To Teaching Reading Comprehension On Achievement Of Fourth And Fifth Grade Students Of Middle And Low Socioeconomic Status, Alfred John Gordon Jan 1978

A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Two Approaches To Teaching Reading Comprehension On Achievement Of Fourth And Fifth Grade Students Of Middle And Low Socioeconomic Status, Alfred John Gordon

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Problem: The problem was divided into two parts. The first part investigated the question whether students who were taught reading comprehension skills by the PIRAMID objective-based approach showed a greater gain than students who were taught the same skills by use of the basal reader approach. The second part was to ascertain the degree of concordance between results of the criterion-referenced test (CRT) and results of the norm-referenced test (NRT).

Purpose: The purpose was twofold: (1) to compare gains in reading comprehension achievement of an experimental group with gains of a control group, and (2) to compare the pretest and ...


A Comparison Of An Extended Individualized Reading Instructional Program With The Regular Reading Instructional Program And Its Effects Upon Reading Skills Of Selected Black Junior High School Students Who Areunderachieving In Reading., Lily Burn (Titer) Small Jan 1976

A Comparison Of An Extended Individualized Reading Instructional Program With The Regular Reading Instructional Program And Its Effects Upon Reading Skills Of Selected Black Junior High School Students Who Areunderachieving In Reading., Lily Burn (Titer) Small

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

It was the purpose of this study to investigate the premise that if a reading program is based on individual interest, those individuals participating in the program will be motivated to read and will make greater gains in vocabulary skills, comprehension skills, and total reading skills than those taught by a non-individualized approach. The research undertaken fer this study utilized thirty-nine, Black, seventh grade students who were underachieving in reading. These subjects were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and two control groups.

The analysis of covariance procedures were used to measure gains in vocabulary achievement, comprehension achievement, and total ...


An Exploratory Content Analysis Of Creative Thinking In Elementary Schoolscience Textbooks For Grades One, Three, And Five., Anthony Thomas Rinaldi Jan 1976

An Exploratory Content Analysis Of Creative Thinking In Elementary Schoolscience Textbooks For Grades One, Three, And Five., Anthony Thomas Rinaldi

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Decision-Making: A Model For Optimization Of Input-Output Relationships In Urban Compensatory Education Programs., William G. Webster Sr. Jan 1976

Decision-Making: A Model For Optimization Of Input-Output Relationships In Urban Compensatory Education Programs., William G. Webster Sr.

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Paraprofessional Assistance On The Academic Achievement Of Migrant Children, Lelia Mccain Veaco Jan 1973

The Effect Of Paraprofessional Assistance On The Academic Achievement Of Migrant Children, Lelia Mccain Veaco

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of The Character Representation Of California's Dominant Minority Groups In The Officially Adopted California Reading Textbooks Of The 1950'S, 1960'S, And 1970'S, Ralph Yarnelle Mckay Jan 1971

A Comparative Study Of The Character Representation Of California's Dominant Minority Groups In The Officially Adopted California Reading Textbooks Of The 1950'S, 1960'S, And 1970'S, Ralph Yarnelle Mckay

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of The Effects Of Teaching A Twelfth Grade Government And Sociology Class In An Environment Saturated With Study Trips And Resourcespeakers With The Effects Of A Traditional Course In Government And Sociology When Both Are Offered In A Voluntary Summer School Program, Edward Botton Morrison Jan 1971

A Comparison Of The Effects Of Teaching A Twelfth Grade Government And Sociology Class In An Environment Saturated With Study Trips And Resourcespeakers With The Effects Of A Traditional Course In Government And Sociology When Both Are Offered In A Voluntary Summer School Program, Edward Botton Morrison

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.