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Principles Of Public Policy Education, Mark Edelman Oct 1983

Principles Of Public Policy Education, Mark Edelman

Economics Staff Paper Series

Five short articles that analyze the nature of public issues and the methods for conducting informal adult public policy education.


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 ...


Levels Of Development In The Language Of Deaf Children: Asl Grammatical Processes, Signed English Structures, Semantic Features, Sue Livingston Oct 1983

Levels Of Development In The Language Of Deaf Children: Asl Grammatical Processes, Signed English Structures, Semantic Features, Sue Livingston

Publications and Research

This study describes the spontaneous sign language of six deaf children (6 to 16 years old) of hearing parents, who were exposed to Signed English when after the age of six they first attended a school for the deaf. Samples of their language taken at three times over a 15-month period were searched for processes and structures representative or not representative of Signed English. The nature of their developing semantics was described as the systematic acquisition of features of meaning in signs from selected lexical categories (kinship terms, negation, time expression, wh-questions, descriptive terms, and prepositions/conjunctions).

Processes not representative ...


High School Faculty Institute For Chemistry Teachers, Babu George Aug 1983

High School Faculty Institute For Chemistry Teachers, Babu George

Chemistry & Physics Faculty Publications

The High School Faculty Institute for Chemistry Teachers was established at Sacred Heart University in April 1980 with the long term goal to assist teachers in inspiring students to take up chemistry as a career or to continue studies in chemistry.


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 ...


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.


The Use Of Feuerstein’S Instrumental Enrichment With Underprepared College Students: A Pilot Study, Michael Kieta Jul 1983

The Use Of Feuerstein’S Instrumental Enrichment With Underprepared College Students: A Pilot Study, Michael Kieta

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This pilot study investigated the usage of Feuerstein’s (1980) Instrumental Enrichment with underprepared college students. Open admissions policies in colleges and universities have resulted in the enrollment of many students who are underprepared to meet the academic task demands. Courses have been developed by the colleges and universities to remediate the academic deficits of underprepared students. Remedial courses using traditional educational methods have been largely ineffective. Cognitive process instruction (CPI) is an area of educational research that recently began to receive increased attention in the field of remedial education. The goal of CPI has been to develop the cognitive ...


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.


Teacher Self-Improvement: A Promising Approach To Professional Development And School Improvement, Edward F. Iwanicki, Lucille Mceachern May 1983

Teacher Self-Improvement: A Promising Approach To Professional Development And School Improvement, Edward F. Iwanicki, Lucille Mceachern

Education Faculty Publications

Teacher self-improvement is a promising approach to explore as schools plan to meet the professional development needs of their staff. In this article we focus on: 1) the basic concept of teacher self-improvement, 2) the relationship between teacher self-improvement and teacher evaluation, 3) the categories of information which can be examined during the self-improvement process, 4) some strategies for teacher self-assessment, 5), the process of planning a teacher self-improvement program, and 6) the role of self-improvement in facilitating school improvement.


Pueblo Of Zuni : An Evaluation Of The Zuni Cultural Education Program, Carolyn J. Moore Apr 1983

Pueblo Of Zuni : An Evaluation Of The Zuni Cultural Education Program, Carolyn J. Moore

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the effectiveness and impacts of the ZCEP on the public school system, community, and participants (i.e., students, teachers and parents). Now in its third program year, with termination of federal funding imminent, efforts will be made by Zuni tribal and school district administrators to institutionalize the ZCEP program within the present educational structure at Zuni. The results of the evaluation will be useful to Zuni tribal leaders as they consider the future operation of the ZCEP program and to educational administrators as they continue to plan and manage program activities.


A Study Of The Relationship Between Teachers' Perceptions Of Self-Actualization Needs And Their Perceptions Of Satisfaction With The Teaching Profession, Margaret Anne Kennard Apr 1983

A Study Of The Relationship Between Teachers' Perceptions Of Self-Actualization Needs And Their Perceptions Of Satisfaction With The Teaching Profession, Margaret Anne Kennard

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' perceptions of how well they are meeting their self-actualization needs and their perceptions of satisfaction with the teaching profession. The review of related literature led to the development of the main hypothesis: "There is a direct relationship between teachers' perceptions of how well they are meeting their self-actualization needs and their perceptions of satisfaction with the teaching profession." Eight subhypotheses were developed which dichotomized segments of the population according to gender, age, years of experience, and grade level taught. The relationship between perceptions of self-actualization and perceptions of ...


Effects Of A Content Area Reading Course On Teacher Attitudes And Practices, Ezra L. Stieglitz Mar 1983

Effects Of A Content Area Reading Course On Teacher Attitudes And Practices, Ezra L. Stieglitz

Faculty Publications

Efforts have been made during the past 10 years to develop the teaching skills of secondary teachers In the area of reading. Not just those designated as reading specialists but other secondary teachers have been called upon to devote more attention to reading skill development in their classes.


The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Annual Catalog 1983-1984, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Jan 1983

The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music Annual Catalog 1983-1984, The Sherwood Conservatory Of Music

Academic Catalogs

The 1983-1984 Annual Academic Catalog for Sherwood Music School, featuring information about the School, its Board of Trustees, course descriptions, information about faculty, admissions requirements, curricula, academic regulations, and tuition and fees.


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 ...


55 And Over: A Study Of Success For The Senior Student, Kathleen Watson Quinby Jan 1983

55 And Over: A Study Of Success For The Senior Student, Kathleen Watson Quinby

MA TESOL Collection

The following paper is a report on a class that was taught to elderly Cambodian refugees in the Philippine Refugee Processing Center in 1981. It covers the development of the class from its inception to its final party for '"graduation'". There were many hurdles for the students to overcome in their learning. The strategies that were used to aid the students in overcoming these are discussed and described. Relevant curriculum, a supportive environment in the classroom, and achievable goals are the three key elements that are noted as necessary for success in such a class.


Creating And Producing A Major Stage Production, Kristine Gjemre Jan 1983

Creating And Producing A Major Stage Production, Kristine Gjemre

MA TESOL Collection

This paper shows how to prepare for, create, and produce a major production. An ESOL teacher will be able to use this paper as a blueprint to put on a major dramatic production with an advanced English class.

Practice and enhancement of language skills are stressed, along with social and cultural awareness skills. The third part of the paper contains exercises, games, and techniques not only to promote the use of creative drama-· tics in the classroom, but also to suggest exercises which will prove as excellent preparations toward producing and creating a major stage production.


From Haiti To The Esl Class: Working With Adult Haitian Esl Learners In The Us, Dona A. Vassall-Paquiot Jan 1983

From Haiti To The Esl Class: Working With Adult Haitian Esl Learners In The Us, Dona A. Vassall-Paquiot

MA TESOL Collection

This project provides the person unfamiliar with Haiti and its inhabitants with some background information on the country - politically, economically, socially. It also gives a perspective on why Haitians leave Haiti to come to the US, and the stages they must go through in order to do so. Teachers are given some insight into what to expect from their students in an ESL class, given their background and experiences. Finally, factual information is provided on Haiti - i.e. holidays, major cities, etc. - for the interest of the reader. It also serves to help the teacher make the ESL class more ...


An Assessment Of The Perceived Inservice Needs Of K-12 Teachers Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Hazel R. Wright Jan 1983

An Assessment Of The Perceived Inservice Needs Of K-12 Teachers Of The Lake Union Conference Of Seventh-Day Adventists, Hazel R. Wright

Dissertations

Problem. While an active and costly inservice program exists for teachers of the Lake Union Conference, there appears to be no data on the perceived inservice needs of these teachers. Consequently, there is a need to identify their perceived inservice educational needs for purpose of enhancement and strengthening the existing program. The present study attempts to identify the perceived inservice needs of the K-12 teachers of the Lake Union Conference currently employed within its educational system.

Method. Data was gathered by using the "Lake Union Conference Inservice Assessment" which was a modified version of Ingersoll's Teacher Needs Assessment Survey ...


The Development And Evaluation Of A Seminar For Teachers On The Awareness And Management Of Allergic Conditions Of Their Students In The Classroom, Elwin C. Munson Jan 1983

The Development And Evaluation Of A Seminar For Teachers On The Awareness And Management Of Allergic Conditions Of Their Students In The Classroom, Elwin C. Munson

Dissertations

Problem. Many children with allergic problems go without treatment because their problems go unrecognized by both their parents and teachers. The purpose of this project was to bring about change on the part of teachers enabling them better to address allergic problems in their students. Literature was reviewed with respect to allergies and with respect to the use of inservice seminars for teachers. The posttest means for all three areas of measurement of the seminar group and control group were adjusted for pretest scores by analysis of covariance which indicated a significant difference in favor of the seminar group in ...


Planning A Needs-Assessment-Based Approach To Continuing Education Programs For Seventh-Day Adventist Clergy In The Eastern Africa Division, Baraka G. Muganda Jan 1983

Planning A Needs-Assessment-Based Approach To Continuing Education Programs For Seventh-Day Adventist Clergy In The Eastern Africa Division, Baraka G. Muganda

Dissertations

Problem. This study attempts to determine the extent to which the needs-assessment-based approach to educational planning can be validated and used in planning continuing-education programs for the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) ministers serving in the Eastern Africa Division (EAD).

Method. The sample of the population for this study was drawn from the SDA clergy and a selected group of laity in the EAD. The data were gathered through a two-part questionnaire. The first part sought the demographic profiles of respondents. The second part was designed to enable the respondents to rank each one of the thirty items for preparation and importance ...


Teacher Education At The University Of North Dakota: Highlights Of A Century-Long History, Vito Perrone Jan 1983

Teacher Education At The University Of North Dakota: Highlights Of A Century-Long History, Vito Perrone

UND Departmental Histories

This departmental history was written on the occasion of the UND Centennial in 1983.


Internationales Symposium Über Die Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen Der Mongolischen Volksrepublik, Michael Stubbe, W. Hilbig, N. Dawaa Jan 1983

Internationales Symposium Über Die Erforschung Biologischer Ressourcen Der Mongolischen Volksrepublik, Michael Stubbe, W. Hilbig, N. Dawaa

Erforschung biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei / Exploration into the Biological Resources of Mongolia, ISSN 0440-1298

First two paragraphs:

Vom 29. 8. b is 2. 9. 1983 organisierte die Sektion Biowissenschaften der Martin-Luther-Universität gemeinsam mit der Biologischen Gesellschaft der DDR in Halle/ Saale die bisher größte internationale wissenschaftliche Konferenz über die Erforschung biologischer Ressourcen der MVR.

166 Biologen, Fachleute anderer Disziplinen der Naturwissenschaften, der Landwirtschaftswissenschaften und Medizi aus der UdSSR (18), CSSR (15), MVR (13), VR olen (3), Frankreich (2) und der DDR (115) nahmen an diesem Symposium teil, um in einem intensiven Erfahrungsaustausch Fragen der Erforschung der biologischen Ressourcen der MVR zu beraten.


The Martinique Workshops: In-Service Teacher Training, James Fenelon Jan 1983

The Martinique Workshops: In-Service Teacher Training, James Fenelon

MA TESOL Collection

This project has a threefold emphasis:

1) to elaborate on the ESL teacher-training workshops conducted in

Martinique over a three-month period;

2) to present some effective training techniques and suggestions,

and act as a model for educators, planners and trainers; and

3) to consider educational, pedagogical and teacher-training issues which can influence society and consciousness.

The Martinique Workshops revolved around the introduction of three core approaches or methodologies (Silent Way, Counseling-Learning/ Community Language Learning, and Suggestopedia) in an experiential learning environment with a primary focus on communicative competence strategies in the ESL classroom. These took the form of in-service teacher ...


Less Idealism And More Realism : The Programme For Teacher Education, David Mcnamara Jan 1983

Less Idealism And More Realism : The Programme For Teacher Education, David Mcnamara

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

First, on a positive note, I wish to nominate three issues which are implicit in Fielding's paper which busy teacher trainers and educational researchers often set aside, possibly because of the disturbing consequences of thinking seriously about them. The first is that he is prepared to recognise the limitations, indeed failings, of contemporary teacher training* programmes, in so far as available evidence indicates that training effects are rapidly 'washed out' when beginning teachers enter the classroom and that, setting aside periods of school-based practice, students are disenchanted with teacher training courses (for example, see Desforges & McNamara 1977; Shaw, 1981; Wilson, 1975 ...


The Woman Doctorate, Her Doctoral Study, And Postdoctoral Career Development , Gillian Elliott Smith Jan 1983

The Woman Doctorate, Her Doctoral Study, And Postdoctoral Career Development , Gillian Elliott Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Increasing numbers of women are earning doctorate degrees each year, and women constitute an increasing proportion of new doctorate recipients, but women doctoral students and graduates are a small minority of all women, and a minority in almost all fields of study and work settings, which sets them apart as a group subject to a peculiar set of problems;The first study of women doctorate holders was made in 1930, yet this study has seldom been referenced by other researchers, and comparisons of more recent women doctorate recipients with their earliest counterparts have not been made. Despite subsequent research, the ...


An Esl Program For A Bilingual Elementary School, Mary Kelly Jan 1983

An Esl Program For A Bilingual Elementary School, Mary Kelly

MA TESOL Collection

This project is an English as a Second Language Program designed for a small elementary school class in a bilingual French-American school.

The first part of the project includes a description of the school environment and an examination of my personal as­ sumptions about learning and teaching. This examination takes the form of objectives which I set for myself and my students in order to clarify my priorities and determine what I wanted to accomplish as a teacher.

The second part of the project includes my ESL syllabus, as well as weekly and daily lesson plans. The weekly and daily ...


A Study Of Institutional Change: Faculty Reactions To A Change From A Quarter To A Semester Calendar , Shirley C. Karas Jan 1983

A Study Of Institutional Change: Faculty Reactions To A Change From A Quarter To A Semester Calendar , Shirley C. Karas

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study represents the first phase of a projected five-year institutional research project at Iowa State University. It was designed to assess the change in stated faculty perceptions of the learning environment under quarter and semester calendars along with changes in perception of calendar transition and general academic environment between spring 1981 and spring 1982. ISU shifted from a quarter to semester program in fall 1981;Faculty involvement in decisions on shifts in the calendar was emphasized in a summary of calendar changes since the late 1800s and a chronology of events taking place just prior to the change and ...


An Investigation Of The Academic Performance Of Student-Athletes Playing Football At Iowa State University , Debra L. Stuart Jan 1983

An Investigation Of The Academic Performance Of Student-Athletes Playing Football At Iowa State University , Debra L. Stuart

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the assumption that intercollegiate student-athletes are poor students with weak academic preparation and performance. Scholarship student-athletes entering Iowa State University in 1977 through 1980 to play football were matched to non-athletes by entry date, race, and major. Hypotheses were tested for significant differences (p (LESSTHEQ) .05) in the areas of (1) academic preparation (high school rank, high grade-point average, semesters of high school mathematics, ACT score, Minnesota Scholastic Aptitude Test Score, and Mathematics Placement Examination scores), (2) academic performance after two years of college (grade-point average, credit hours, English grade, and courses ...


Effects Of Goals And Expectations On Participation In Adult Vocational Supplemental Education Programs , Shirley Mae Kolner Jan 1983

Effects Of Goals And Expectations On Participation In Adult Vocational Supplemental Education Programs , Shirley Mae Kolner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem under investigation in this research was the effects of goals and expectations on participation in adult vocational supplemental education programs. The study used Boshier's Education Participation Scale (EPS) to test Cross' model for understanding participation in adult education activities;The study was conducted on preregistrants in adult vocational supplemental education courses at Des Moines Area Community College during the 1982 fall quarter. Based upon participation, preregistrants were divided into three groups--persisters, nonpersisters, and nonparticipants. The preregistrants were asked to complete the EPS and a demographic data sheet;Analysis of variance was applied to the data to examine ...


Validating Measures Of Theoretical Constructs Useful In Examining College Persistence , Margaret Anna O'Toole Healy Jan 1983

Validating Measures Of Theoretical Constructs Useful In Examining College Persistence , Margaret Anna O'Toole Healy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined persistence in college using the model proposed by Spady (1970) and modified by Tinto (1975) in which students must be adequately regulated by the institution's values and goals in order to achieve goal commitment and must be adequately integrated into the social system of the institution in order to achieve institutional commitment. The purpose of this study was to develop reliable measures of the concepts, goal commitment and institutional commitment, and to validate them in terms of whether or not they are useful in identifying direct-from-high-school students who will or will not satisfactorily persist from the ...