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The Development And Evaluation Of A Confluent Language Arts Program, Carolyn J. Nave Dec 1980

The Development And Evaluation Of A Confluent Language Arts Program, Carolyn J. Nave

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The growing interest in the self-concept as a factor to learning and the idea of confluence as a possible motivator for building positive self-concepts influenced the direction and intention of this study. The problem of this study was (1) to develop a confluent language arts program designed to improve the self-concepts and reading achievement of students; and (2) to determine if there were increases in self-concept and reading achievement scores after participation in the program. The development of the confluent language arts program involved the following process: (1) theory formation to give substance and structure to the literature-language lessons; (2 ...


Quantity Of Continuous Word Associations And Their Relationship To Reading Achievement Of First Grade Children, Linda Ayres Dec 1980

Quantity Of Continuous Word Associations And Their Relationship To Reading Achievement Of First Grade Children, Linda Ayres

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of first grade children to generate verbal associations to both neutral and emotional stimuli and to determine if this ability is significantly related to reading achievement.

Word associations are one element of oral expressive language which has been studied in its relationship to reading. Studies to date have only begun to examine the many different aspects of word associations and the relationship that they have to such things as beginning reading, reading comprehension, sight vocabulary acquisition and reading rate.

Four scores from the Metropolitan Achievement Test were correlated with scores ...


A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt Dec 1980

A Procedure For Monitoring Individualized Education Programs For The Handicapped, George T.L. Holt

Dissertations

Public Law 94-142 mandates that each handicapped child have an individualized education program (IEP) which must be based upon the unique needs of the child. Federal legislation requires that IEPs be developed and implemented if state and local education agencies are to receive federal funds. A review of literature indicated that the procedures currently being used to monitor the IEP mandate do not have documented validity or reliability. The purposes of this investigation were to develop, validate, establish reliability, and field test the utility of a checklist designed to monitor IEPs.

To establish content validity, recognized individuals in the area ...


A Study Of Factors Affecting The Professional Personnel Of Johnson City And Washington County, Tennessee School Systems In The Event Of Merger, Elizabeth S. Hoilman Dec 1980

A Study Of Factors Affecting The Professional Personnel Of Johnson City And Washington County, Tennessee School Systems In The Event Of Merger, Elizabeth S. Hoilman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to identify existing factors affecting professional personnel of Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee, public school systems and to project the effect merger would have on these factors. Subproblems consisted of identification of the criteria for maximum professional personnel performance, present approaches for meeting the needs of professional personnel in event of merger, and the factors involved in successful and unsuccessful merger attempts to determine what effects merger had on professional personnel. Professional personnel employment conditions would be altered after merger of the two systems. Projections could be made of these conditions. The information ...


A Study Of The Effect Of Selected Teaching Strategies On Creative Thinking Ability And Reading Comprehension, Carol Miller Despos Dec 1980

A Study Of The Effect Of Selected Teaching Strategies On Creative Thinking Ability And Reading Comprehension, Carol Miller Despos

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the creative thinking skills of third and fourth grade students could be enhanced by the use of selected teaching strategies designed to stimulate fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration. A second purpose was to investigate the relationship between creative thinking and reading.

The subjects were third and fourth graders who were all members of the same racially integrated, homogeneously grouped classroom in an urban elementary school. A control group and a treatment group were formed. Both groups were found to be statistically equivalent in reading ability and creative thinking ability when pretested ...


Functional Properties Of Soy Protein Concentrates And Functional, Nutritional And Sensory Properties Of A Corn-Soy Concentrate Cereal As Influenced By Selected Calcium Salts, Charlene James Dec 1980

Functional Properties Of Soy Protein Concentrates And Functional, Nutritional And Sensory Properties Of A Corn-Soy Concentrate Cereal As Influenced By Selected Calcium Salts, Charlene James

Doctoral Dissertations

The substitution of soy protein concentrates for soy flour in a USDA formulation for corn-soy blend and fortification with four calcium salts were investigated by functional, nutritional and preliminary sensory evaluations. A model system was used in an investigation of water absorption and Brookfield consistency of 4 soy concentrates, 2 powders and 2 grits, in the presence of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate dibasic, calcium phosphate tribasic and calcium lactate, at levels of 0, 400, 800 and 1200 mg calcium/23.4 g concentrate and at 0 0 ambient temperature (22-25° C) and 50° C. One powder and one grit concentrate ...


Solubility And Dispersion Viscosity Of Soy Protein Isolates As Influenced By Ph And Sucrose In Model And Food Systems, Carl Juandoo Dec 1980

Solubility And Dispersion Viscosity Of Soy Protein Isolates As Influenced By Ph And Sucrose In Model And Food Systems, Carl Juandoo

Doctoral Dissertations

Three commercial soy isolates, Pro Fam S-970, Promine F and Supro 710, were studied. Part A involved the investigation of protein solubility and dispersion viscosity of the isolates in simple models at 3°C at pH levels of 3.8,3.3 and 2.8, attained by additions of citric acid solution. The effects of addition of sucrose at varying levels on solubility and dispersion viscosity of the isolates at the given pH levels were studied also. In Part B the findings of Part A were applied to functional performance of the isolate Supro 710 in a food system. A ...


Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez Dec 1980

Needs Assessments For Technical Assistance: A Conceptual Overview And Comparison Of Three Strategies, Tanya M. Suarez

Dissertations

Technical assistance agencies designed to provide assistance to social programs and projects which have been created by legislation are a relatively recent organizational phenomenon in the United States.


A Study Of Four Year State University Related Foundations, Timothy Arthur Reilley Dec 1980

A Study Of Four Year State University Related Foundations, Timothy Arthur Reilley

Dissertations

The Purpose. The purpose of this study was to define the organizational and operational structures of four year state university related foundations. An additional purpose was to compile a listing of all four year state university related foundations in the United States.

Methodology. Data were obtained through the use of a questionnaire mailed to all four year state universities in the United States. The questionnaire was divided into two parts. Part one included a series of three demographic questions which identified the respondent at a certain level in each of three categories, number of students, kinds of degrees and number ...


Teaching Self-Protective Behaviors To Preschool Children Using A Videotape Training Program, Paul James Yoder Dec 1980

Teaching Self-Protective Behaviors To Preschool Children Using A Videotape Training Program, Paul James Yoder

Master's Theses

This study investigated the effectiveness of a videotape training program to teach self-protective skills to preschool children. Children were taught to say, "I have to ask my teacher/parent," and to run to their teacher/parent when presented with one of two lures commonly used by child molesters. The videotape incorporated the direct instructional techniques of active pupil responding; the model, lead, and test format; and use of minimally different stimuli to teach children to discriminate between correct and incorrect responses. The results showed that although none of the subjects showed any improvement in responding after only one viewing, five ...


Preferences Of Students For The Hutchings "Low Stress" Compared To The Conventional Algorithm Under Conditions Of Differentially Increasing The Number Of Problems With And Without Reinforcement, Pamela G. Buitendorp Drew Dec 1980

Preferences Of Students For The Hutchings "Low Stress" Compared To The Conventional Algorithm Under Conditions Of Differentially Increasing The Number Of Problems With And Without Reinforcement, Pamela G. Buitendorp Drew

Master's Theses

This study was an attempt to determine which computation procedure students would select under varying classroom conditions. It is a systematic replication of previous research by Gillespie (1976). Algorithm preferences of 14 third grade students, 10 high accuracy and four low accuracy on a math facts test, were investigated under conditions of differentially increasing the number of problems with and without reinforcement, Reversal designs were used. The students completed 4X5 array problems and chose which algorithm to use, but after choosing the same algorithm for three consecutive sessions, they were required to use the alternative algorithm the next session. Preference ...


The Effects Of A Teacher-Designed Classroom Management Plan On Behaviors In A High School Home Economics Class, Elizabeth Garcia Dec 1980

The Effects Of A Teacher-Designed Classroom Management Plan On Behaviors In A High School Home Economics Class, Elizabeth Garcia

Master's Theses

A classroom management plan designed by the teacher was implemented in three high school sewing classes and measures of off-task behaviors were taken prior to, during, and after the implementation of the plan. The teacher designed the plan as part of the requirements for a graduate class that she was enrolled in at the time. It consisted of management objectives, monitoring progress on projects and cumulative points toward grades which were given contingent on amount of progress. A gradual decrease in off-task passive and disruptive behaviors was noticed in two of the classes where the plan was implemented. When follow-up ...


A Study Of The Varying Degrees Of Creativity Manifested By Kindergarten Children From Open Or Traditional Classrooms, Susan Spelman Lewis Dec 1980

A Study Of The Varying Degrees Of Creativity Manifested By Kindergarten Children From Open Or Traditional Classrooms, Susan Spelman Lewis

Master's Theses

Visual and verbal techniques derived from Wallach and Kogan’s test of creative thinking abilities (1965) were administered to fifty-seven Title I kindergarten children from four different kindergarten settings in an attempt to assess the impact of open versus non-open situations on children's creativity. Classroom populations were similar socioeconomically, racially, and with regard to the student-teacher ratio. Kindergartens were chosen in order to test young children not influenced by other school situations. The degree of classroom openness was determined using Evans' Classroom Rating Scale (1971).

Creativity scores varied positively with the degree of classroom openness. Differences among the mean ...


A Treatment Package To Improve Academic Performance, Lynn Daniel Larrow Dec 1980

A Treatment Package To Improve Academic Performance, Lynn Daniel Larrow

Master's Theses

Six high school students volunteered to participate in a research project to improve their academic grades. Of these six subjects, it was found that subjects with low grade point averages (GPA) were the main beneficiaries of a behavior treatment package consisting of contingency contracting, graphing, and a self-management lecture. In addition, this study demonstrated that a contingency contract, employing a weekly consequence, and graphing can control an academic behavior, note taking. Finally, it was shown that a cost effective treatment package could produce GPA increases comparable to more expensive and time consuming treatments. It is hoped that the findings of ...


The Effects Of Self-Recording On The Academic Performance Of Elementary School Students, Saundra Eileen Epps Landry Dec 1980

The Effects Of Self-Recording On The Academic Performance Of Elementary School Students, Saundra Eileen Epps Landry

Master's Theses

Third-grade, regular education students participated in an experimental program that sought to examine the effects of self-recording on elementary student academic achievement. The experiment employed a multiple baseline design across 31 subjects, two settings, and curriculum (reading and mathematics). The subjects were introduced to the following conditions: Baseline, self-recording, baseline, self-recording, baseline. Results indicated that self-recording, alone, is an effective procedure for increasing academic achievement. Random responding, by some, indicated that further research is needed in this area.


Availability And Utilization Of Student/Personnel Services For Academic And Personal Development At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Verlyn R. Knowles Dec 1980

Availability And Utilization Of Student/Personnel Services For Academic And Personal Development At Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Verlyn R. Knowles

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Development And Application Of Service Management By Objectives Within One Program Of One Division Of A Michigan Intermediate School District, James Harper Kaye Dec 1980

The Development And Application Of Service Management By Objectives Within One Program Of One Division Of A Michigan Intermediate School District, James Harper Kaye

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Report Of An Internship In The Kalamazoo Public Schools Kalamazoo, Michigan, Celeste Kaiser Vogan Dec 1980

A Report Of An Internship In The Kalamazoo Public Schools Kalamazoo, Michigan, Celeste Kaiser Vogan

Master's Theses

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

Chapter I contained some background information describing Kalamazoo Public Schools. It also contained the intern's prospectus and rationale.

Chapter II described the director's role as head of Employee Services. The main focus of the material found in this chapter concerned layoffs, teacher attendance, morale, and SRI interviews.

Chapter III described the relationship between the office of ...


A Study Of Opinions Related To Corporal Punishment: 1980, Susan J. Walz Dec 1980

A Study Of Opinions Related To Corporal Punishment: 1980, Susan J. Walz

Master's Theses

A traditional method of correcting errant behavior of young children has been the use of corporal punishment in the home and 'in loco parentis' in our public schools. Corporal punishment as a disciplinary method, stands on historical precedent and continued social practice, having found its way to America as part of Old World tradition and Puritan theology.

In an attempt to assess current opinion regarding corporal punishment in the schools, a twenty-two-item questionnaire, based on contemporary child development theory, was developed. Responses of two hundred eighty-one teachers and student teachers were studied for the purpose of finding differences in various ...


A Comparison Of Calculation Speed And Accuracy On Two Levels Of Problem Difficulty Using The Handheld Calculator And Hutchings' "Low Stress" Algorithms And Traditional Subtraction, Allman A. Todd Iii Dec 1980

A Comparison Of Calculation Speed And Accuracy On Two Levels Of Problem Difficulty Using The Handheld Calculator And Hutchings' "Low Stress" Algorithms And Traditional Subtraction, Allman A. Todd Iii

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson Dec 1980

The Effects Of "Perceived Success" And "Union Militancy" On The Opinions Of School Principals, Michael Roy Williamson

Dissertations

The impact of the growth of teacher union militancy on the leadership process in public schools is not reflected by the organizational models commonly applied to schools. The impact of teacher unions on the leadership process, consequently, has not been widely studied.


Differential Implementation Of A Performance Objective Directed At The Reduction Of Suspensions At Five Desegregated Junior High Schools, Walden A. Baskerville Jr. Dec 1980

Differential Implementation Of A Performance Objective Directed At The Reduction Of Suspensions At Five Desegregated Junior High Schools, Walden A. Baskerville Jr.

Dissertations

This study was designed to examine the efforts of a desegregated urban public school district to reduce the incidence of student suspension over a three-year period. More specifically, it examined the efforts and results five middle school staffs achieved in reducing the incidence of student suspension from school as a method of dealing with disruptive behavior.

Category I suspensions, i.e., suspensions resulting from disruptive behavior not requiring legal action, constituted the data base for the study. These data were obtained from central office files maintained by schools for the three-year period 1972-75 following a directive issued by the superintendent ...


Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali Dec 1980

Feasibility Study For A Comprehensive Community College System In The United Arab Emirates, Kadhim Abdul Rassool-Ali

Dissertations

The problem in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is the shortage of trained personnel in technical and middle management among its nationals as demonstrated by the importing of 98% of its labor force from abroad.

The purpose of the study was to determine if the community college system, as designed in the United States, would be feasible in the U.A.E. in assisting the government to meet the demand for trained middle level technicians and managers. This system with its open door policy has been very successful in the United States and has extended higher education opportunities ...


The Effect Of The Ethnic Identification Of Teachers With Principals On The Teachers' Perceptions Of The Principals' Leadership Behavior, Elena P. Zayas-Bazan Dec 1980

The Effect Of The Ethnic Identification Of Teachers With Principals On The Teachers' Perceptions Of The Principals' Leadership Behavior, Elena P. Zayas-Bazan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to determine whether the ethnic identification of teachers with their school principals affected the teachers' perception of the principals' leadership behavior. This study followed the ex-post-facto design of a co-relational study. Twelve dimensions of the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form 12 (LBDQ-XII) were selected to assess the perception of teachers belonging to three different ethnic groups of the leadership behavior of principals belonging to the three ethnic groups. The statistical analysis of the data for hypotheses 1 through 7 was intended to determine significant differences in the ratings by white, black, and Spanish language ...


An English-Chinese Broadcasting Dictionary, Thin-By Leo Liu Nov 1980

An English-Chinese Broadcasting Dictionary, Thin-By Leo Liu

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the Graduate School at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Masters Degree by Liu, Thin-By Leo on November 27, 1980.


The Attitude Of Parents Concerning The Administrative Grouping Of Emr Children For Instruction In The Dekalb County School System, Dekalb County Georgia., Gwendolyn E. Osby Aug 1980

The Attitude Of Parents Concerning The Administrative Grouping Of Emr Children For Instruction In The Dekalb County School System, Dekalb County Georgia., Gwendolyn E. Osby

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


Teaching With Cloze: Its Effect On The Reading Comprehension Of Poor Readers, Joann F. Vierthaler Aug 1980

Teaching With Cloze: Its Effect On The Reading Comprehension Of Poor Readers, Joann F. Vierthaler

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study investigated the effectiveness of instructing poor readers using the cloze procedure. The primary purpose was to determine whether significant differences in reading comprehension grade equivalent scores occurred between the treatment and control groups on a standardized reading achievement test. Five subskills of comprehension measured by this test were identified and analyzed to determine which subskill areas were affected by the use of cloze. A secondary purpose was to determine whether poor readers increased in ability to comprehend cloze material at their instructional level.

Thirty-one fourth and fifth grade poor readers participated in the study. The treatment and control ...


The Relationship Of Selected Variables In Mathematics Achievement Of Teacher Education Applicants, Linda H. Miller Aug 1980

The Relationship Of Selected Variables In Mathematics Achievement Of Teacher Education Applicants, Linda H. Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between the variables of (1) sex, (2) attitudes toward mathematics, (3) college grade point average (GPA), (4) American College Test (ACT) mathematics scores, (5) number of mathematics courses taken, and the variable of (6) mathematics computation scores on the California Achievement Test (CAT) Form 6 - Level 19. A population of 220 applicants for admission to teacher education at East Tennessee State University were available for the study. Academic records of the students were searched for the following information: (1) sex of the subjects, (2) college grade point average, (3) ACT mathematics ...


The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman Aug 1980

The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of An Alternative Approach To Learning For Selected Students, Luvenia C. Hartman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of the study was to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of an alternative approach to learning for a selected group of students within the Kingsport, Tennessee City School System. Literature was reviewed, researched, and presented the reader with information concerning options in public education. An intact group consisting of 11 students enrolled in the Alternative School, Kingsport, Tennessee from August, 1979 through May, 1980 comprised the sample of this study. The students' ages ranged from 12 years through 15 years. All students were exposed to the program design. A program was developed which was based upon objectives ...


A Comparison Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Female Versus Male Principals' Leader Behavior And Organizational Climate In Elementary Schools, Diana R. Rogers Aug 1980

A Comparison Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Female Versus Male Principals' Leader Behavior And Organizational Climate In Elementary Schools, Diana R. Rogers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if the leader behavior of the principal and the organizational climate of the school were perceived differently by teachers in elementary schools with female principals when compared to elementary schools with male principals. It also sought to determine if significant differences existed between female and male teachers' perceptions of both female and male principals. A total of 217 subjects responded. Ten female and 10 male principals were evaluated by 119 female teachers and 98 male teachers using the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, Form XII (LBDQ) and the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire, Form ...