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Illinois Science Academy: A Proposal To The State Of Illinois, Corridor Partnership For Excellence In Education, Friends Of Fermilab Dec 1983

Illinois Science Academy: A Proposal To The State Of Illinois, Corridor Partnership For Excellence In Education, Friends Of Fermilab

IMSA History

There is a widely recognized perception that the nation facing a crisis in fulfilling its needs for citizens trained in the fields of science, mathematics and technology. In particular, the State of Illinois has an obligation toward this national issue and to .its own need to develop these human resources that are so intimately coupled to economic leadership in a post-industrial society. This is a very broad challenge; here we propose to address only one important aspect: the nurturing of creative excellence in students of science and mathematics. We are concerned with the extraordinarily gifted person--the upper few tenths of ...


The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Oral Language-Writing Program, Using Grouping, On The Composing Ability And Writing Attitudes Of Ninth Grade Students, Monica A. Cosgrove Dec 1983

The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Oral Language-Writing Program, Using Grouping, On The Composing Ability And Writing Attitudes Of Ninth Grade Students, Monica A. Cosgrove

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an integrated oral language-writing program, using grouping, on ability to compose and on writing attitude. A secondary purpose was to see if there were a relationship between ability to compose and writing attitude. A pretest, posttest design with a control group was used for the study. The treatment group consisted of twenty-seven students from a heterogeneously grouped rural-suburban school. The control group consisted of twenty-seven students, heterogeneously grouped, from a suburban-rural school.

Students in the treatment group were divided into groups of three, meeting twice a week, for a ...


A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak Dec 1983

A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study surveyed the out-of-school activities of third grade students with above and below level reading achievement scores. Twenty-one students scoring in the first through third and seventh through ninth stanines on the reading comprehension subtest of the Stanford Achievement Test participated in the study. Each child individually completed the out-of-school activities survey, designed and administered by the researcher.

Results of the survey indicated that significant differences do exist in the out-of-school activities of the subjects. The greatest number of differences existed between the above and below level third graders, and the above and below level third grade boys. A ...


Identifying And Validating The Constituents Of Literary Response Through A Modification Of The Response Preference Measure, Jane Ann Zaharias Oct 1983

Identifying And Validating The Constituents Of Literary Response Through A Modification Of The Response Preference Measure, Jane Ann Zaharias

Curriculum & Foundations Faculty Publications

The principal purpose of this study was to determine the low inference constituents of literary response. Data were obtained from 166 college undergraduates enrolled in nine introductory literature courses. A stimulus condition consisting of six dissimilar short stories and poems was devised. After reading each literary work, subjects were asked to complete a modified version of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Response Preference Measure. To determine empirically the constituents of literary response, subjects' ratings for each item for all six forms of the Response Preference Measure were jointly subjected to the principal axis method of ...


1983-1984 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 1983

1983-1984 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

1983-1984 undergraduate catalog of Morehead State University.


1983-1984 Graduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 1983

1983-1984 Graduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

1983-1984 graduate catalog of Morehead State University.


1983-1984 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College Oct 1983

1983-1984 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Natural Science Seminar, Charles C. Adams Sep 1983

Natural Science Seminar, Charles C. Adams

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Validity And Reliability Of The Cloze Procedure As A Measure Of Readability And Comprehension For Prelingually, Profoundly Deaf Students, Kathryn A. Knight Aug 1983

Validity And Reliability Of The Cloze Procedure As A Measure Of Readability And Comprehension For Prelingually, Profoundly Deaf Students, Kathryn A. Knight

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of the cloze procedure as a measure of passage readability and the comprehension of prelingually, profoundly deaf students. Also under investigation was the use of the Fry (1968) and Dale-Chall (1948) readability formulas to determine if the cloze scores reflect relative passage difficulty for deaf students.

Subjects for the study consisted of 18 prelingually, profoundly deaf students between the ages of 14-18 years and 27 hearing students between the ages of 9-10 years. The deaf subjects had attained scores of 4.0-7.6 on the Stanford Achievement Test ...


The Relationship That Teachers' Concerns And Their Perceptions Of Organizational Climate Have With Innovation Maintenance, Frederic Wayne De Vall Aug 1983

The Relationship That Teachers' Concerns And Their Perceptions Of Organizational Climate Have With Innovation Maintenance, Frederic Wayne De Vall

Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to determine what some of the factors are that have an affect upon the maintenance of an innovation. Many educational change models focus upon the initiation and implementation of educational innovations in schools. This study tested some of the factors identified, from the literature review as affecting innovation maintenance, upon one innovation which is being used by teachers in several school districts. The first factor centered upon the concerns teachers have about an innovation they use in their classrooms. The second factor centered upon teachers' perceptions of the organizational climate that exists which ...


Teaching Freshman Composition: A Manual For Beginning Instructors, Cynthia Howton Anderson Jul 1983

Teaching Freshman Composition: A Manual For Beginning Instructors, Cynthia Howton Anderson

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the School of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of English by Cynthia Howton Anderson on July 28, 1983.


A Syllabus For First Grade Teachers: Introducing Reading As A Functional Skill Through Food-Related Activities And Food Preparation, Tonia Carlene Mckenzie Jul 1983

A Syllabus For First Grade Teachers: Introducing Reading As A Functional Skill Through Food-Related Activities And Food Preparation, Tonia Carlene Mckenzie

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of the project was two-fold. First, it was developed to teach first grade children the importance of learning to read as a functional necessity. The second purpose was to develop methods of doing this while simultaneously reinforcing several beginning reading and comprehension skills in a motivational way. Both purposes are addressed in a syllabus for first grade teachers that outlines how to use food-related experiences to supplement a beginning reading program.


A Teacher’S Guide To Develop Strategies To Teach Vocabulary Meaning In Social Studies, Jennifer Helen Kyllo May 1983

A Teacher’S Guide To Develop Strategies To Teach Vocabulary Meaning In Social Studies, Jennifer Helen Kyllo

All Graduate Projects

A vocabulary enrichment supplement to social studies for use at the sixth grade was developed. The guide included thirty-two vocabulary activities of various strategies to further enhance the social studies program. The activities developed use strategies from context clues, cloze, categorization, conceptual development, dictionary, thesaurus, vocabulary cards, and review. Student involvement was emphasized throughout the guide.


A Longitudinal Study To Investigate Young Children’S Changing Perceptions And Abilities Within The Writing Process, Lynne Ellen Keefer May 1983

A Longitudinal Study To Investigate Young Children’S Changing Perceptions And Abilities Within The Writing Process, Lynne Ellen Keefer

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This two year longitudinal study was designed to investigate young children’s changing perceptions and abilities within the writing process. Twenty-one children were interviewed and asked to produce writing samples at four intervals during two school years, nursery school and kindergarten. Responses to questions were categorically arranged and writing episodes were classified among five levels that emerged. Changes among categories and levels were reported and observations were discussed.

Data suggested that children have a limited perspective of the functions of writing. Children were observed to progress from writing their own name, to writing names of significant others, to writing one ...


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 ...


A Collaborative Learning Model: The Rhetorical Situation As A Basis For Teaching Business Communication, Michelle Loris Mar 1983

A Collaborative Learning Model: The Rhetorical Situation As A Basis For Teaching Business Communication, Michelle Loris

English Faculty Publications

Describes a unit of instruction that involves the rhetorical situation of an in-class corporation to give students experience in abstract and report writing.


Colby College Catalogue 1983 - 1984, Colby College Jan 1983

Colby College Catalogue 1983 - 1984, Colby College

Colby Catalogues

Colby College Catalogue: September 1983 - August 1984


Golden Gate University School Of Law Bulletin - 1983-1984 Jan 1983

Golden Gate University School Of Law Bulletin - 1983-1984

Law School Bulletins & Prospectus

No abstract provided.


Southern College Catalog 1983-1984, Southern College Of Seventh-Day Adventists Jan 1983

Southern College Catalog 1983-1984, Southern College Of Seventh-Day Adventists

Catalog, Undergraduate

No abstract provided.


1983-1985 Catalog, Wku Graduate School Jan 1983

1983-1985 Catalog, Wku Graduate School

Graduate School

Graduate School catalog regarding admissions, curriculum and policies.


Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi Jan 1983

Learning To Read By 'Rote', Daniel A. Wagner, Abdelhamid Lotfi

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

Information about traditional Islamic (or Quranic) education dates back to its inception over 1400 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula. During this millennium, Islamic religious schools have spread with Islam to more than 40 countries, spanning half the globe and teaching tens of millions of children (although exact statistics are still unavailable). Until recently, most research on Islamic schooling was historical, focused on philosophy, and was based on secondary sources (e.g., Ahmed 1968; Nakosteen 1964; Rosenthal 1947; Tales 1939; Tritton 1957; Yacoub 1890). In the last several years, a number of investigators have begun to study the various roles ...


New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 1983

New Days For Old Ways: Islamic Education In A Changing World, Daniel A. Wagner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

In 1981, Prof. Daniel A. Wagner of the University of Pennsylvania (U.S.A.) and Prof. Abdelhamid Lotfi of Mohamed V University (Morocco) undertook a comparative study of traditional Islamic education in five countries of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Funded by the Ford Foundation, the U.S. Social Science Research Council, and IDRC, the study aimed to provide descriptive and analytical perspectives on Quranic schools. The following article is primarily extracted from two papers prepared by Dr. Wagner as a result of the study.


Art Activities For The Esl Classroom, Sally Elizabeth Stocking Jan 1983

Art Activities For The Esl Classroom, Sally Elizabeth Stocking

MA TESOL Collection

Teachers often use visual aids in language teaching. In the art activities presented in this paper, students involve themselves in creating their own visual aids, e.g., pictures, collages, and puppets, and use them as a basis for expressing themselves in various language activities. The seventeen art activities in this paper can be used to review specific grammar points, to provide practice in conversation, and to improve writing skills. Designed for intermediate English conversation students, these art activities are intended to involve no more than half of a sixty-minute class period.


Original Readings For Esl Learners, Robert G. Schnelle Jr. Jan 1983

Original Readings For Esl Learners, Robert G. Schnelle Jr.

MA TESOL Collection

Readings for ESL students are too often simplified and controlled. Literature that has been thus tampered with cannot bring satisfaction to learners who have achieved the intermediate levels of proficiency. They need pieces which are authentic in usage. Furthermore, if they are to be actively engaged in what they read, students must have access to material which touches their experience and invites them to reflect upon their values. This collection of original fiction attempts to address both concerns: a)the passages are written with the intent that they be affectively stimulating; and b) they replace simplicity of structure with brevity ...


An Introductory Course On Computers For Esl Students, Anne Christenson Rice Jan 1983

An Introductory Course On Computers For Esl Students, Anne Christenson Rice

MA TESOL Collection

This paper details the process of creation and an evaluation of a computer course for non-native English speakers.


A Primer In Computer Literacy For Students Of English In A Second Language, David Allen Reynolds Jan 1983

A Primer In Computer Literacy For Students Of English In A Second Language, David Allen Reynolds

MA TESOL Collection

This series of seven readings for ESL students covers various topics in computer literacy. Their main aims are cognitive formation of basic concepts in computer literacy and acquisition of vocabulary pertaining to those concept areas. The intended readers are sixth grade students with an intermediate ESL ability. Grammatical structures are limited to those covered in an intensive beginners' course. Non-technical vocabulary ±s limited to a 1000-word frequency list. The readings are written at a fourth grade reading level according to Fry's Readability Scale.


Using Student Generated Material In A Student Centered Classroom, Katherine Rawson Jan 1983

Using Student Generated Material In A Student Centered Classroom, Katherine Rawson

MA TESOL Collection

This paper deals with a description and analysis of activities I developed for producing and using student generated material in a student centered classroom. The activities were developed during two months of student teaching in Mexico. The paper begins with a discussion of student centered learning, the role of the teacher and the role of the student in a student centered class, and how student generated material fits into this. The following section is divided according to each of .three· classes I taught in Mexico, and these include both children and adult classes, at beginning and intermediate levels. This section ...


Grammar Charts For Advanced Esl Levels: A Teacher’S Reference, Francis Mausley Jan 1983

Grammar Charts For Advanced Esl Levels: A Teacher’S Reference, Francis Mausley

MA TESOL Collection

This project consists of twelve grammar charts presented in a concise box form. Each chart illustrates several generalizations about the usage of a part of speech. The charts contain such items as: types, categories, sequence tendencies, structure patterns, word and phrase examples, specific functions, transformation processes etc. etc.

The work is intended as an ESL teacher's reference and the format has been designed to present the content in an efficient manner. Each of the twelve charts deal with different subjects and are therefore divided into twelve separate units. All units contain the following four sections:

A. Definition and Assumed ...


The Drama Approach In E.S.L. Teaching An Exploration Of The Richard Via Approach, George Edward Matthews Jan 1983

The Drama Approach In E.S.L. Teaching An Exploration Of The Richard Via Approach, George Edward Matthews

MA TESOL Collection

This project is an attempt to explore the English Through Drama Approach developed by Mr. Richard Via of the University of Hawaii. Special attention is given to the approach's techniques, thoughts on the use of a play in the classroom, practical objectives for the use of drama, and the kind of teacher this approach requires.

There are three short case studies illustrating this writer's work with the Via approach.


Teaching Communicative Competence To Adult Learners: An Intensive Foreign Language Program In China, Wang Lingjun Jan 1983

Teaching Communicative Competence To Adult Learners: An Intensive Foreign Language Program In China, Wang Lingjun

MA TESOL Collection

The main purpose of this paper is to explore some feasible ways in which communicative competence can be taught at the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in Beijing, China. In the first part of the paper, a portrait of the institute's intensive language program, including its philosophy, a brief history and a description of the students, is provided so that the readers will have some idea why the paper is focused on communicative competence. Language is then described as a communication process involving linguistic, interactional and variational competence. The main part of this paper focuses on some innovative techniques ...