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Revision Of The Argenta-Oreana Faculty Handbook, Grades K-8, Ralph J. Lutz Jr. Jan 1983

Revision Of The Argenta-Oreana Faculty Handbook, Grades K-8, Ralph J. Lutz Jr.

Masters Theses

The development of a faculty handbook for the Argenta-Oreana School District grades K-8 was the subject of this field study. A faculty handbook had been issued previously, but it was outdated, lacking in detail, and had not been distributed for almost ten years. The high school had a recently revised faculty handbook, but the distinct differences between the high school and the lower grades would not permit the use of the same handbook by all teachers in the district.

The creation of this handbook was brought about mainly to answer the numerous questions the faculty had about board policies, grading ...


A Plan And Guide For The Implementation Of A Computer Curriculum At Southeast Fountain Elementary School, Robert Joseph Baker Jan 1983

A Plan And Guide For The Implementation Of A Computer Curriculum At Southeast Fountain Elementary School, Robert Joseph Baker

Masters Theses

This project was developed to provide an orderly plan for the introduction of microcomputers into the total curriculum. A computer curriculum was developed that became a vibrant part of the total experience at the elementary level. The uniqueness of an elementary curriculum has been the manner in which each subject area complemented the other. Science, for example, has not been taught as an independent content area. It has been taught as an extension of the reading program. Also computer instruction must be blended with the other disciplines.

It was the purpose of this study (1) to show a plan for ...


Follow-Up Study Of 1981, 1982, And 1983 Freshman Students At Eastern Illinois University Who Scored Low On The Act And/Or Nelson Denny Reading Test, Reo John Rorem Jan 1983

Follow-Up Study Of 1981, 1982, And 1983 Freshman Students At Eastern Illinois University Who Scored Low On The Act And/Or Nelson Denny Reading Test, Reo John Rorem

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Sex Role Stereotyping Among Preschool Children As Seen In Family Life Center, Melanie Ann Read Adams Jan 1983

Sex Role Stereotyping Among Preschool Children As Seen In Family Life Center, Melanie Ann Read Adams

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Nutritional Assessment Of Alcoholics: Emphasis On Vitamin A And Selenium, Karen M. Mccauley Jan 1983

Nutritional Assessment Of Alcoholics: Emphasis On Vitamin A And Selenium, Karen M. Mccauley

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


American Arts And Artists Of The Twentieth Century: 1900-1941, Janet M. Ryan Jan 1983

American Arts And Artists Of The Twentieth Century: 1900-1941, Janet M. Ryan

Masters Theses

"American Arts and Artists of the Twentieth Century: 1900-1941" is a prepared course of study developed for the high-school or junior-college-level humanities student. One to three literary, musical, and visual artists were selected to represent a decade. Because of the amount of material to be covered, and because of the limited time in which to present it, the first four decades of the twentieth century are considered.

The study consists of fifty, one-hour sessions which are divided into two units: "The First Two Decades: 1900-1918"; and "Between the Wars: 1919-1941." Each unit is made up of individual lessons devoted to ...


A Delphi Analysis Of Cooperative Purchasing In Southern Illinois, Robert E. Bon Durant Sr. Jan 1983

A Delphi Analysis Of Cooperative Purchasing In Southern Illinois, Robert E. Bon Durant Sr.

Masters Theses

A preliminary study of Cooperative Purchasing, in Southern Illinois school districts, was conducted using the Delphi technique. A group of school personnel with Cooperative Purchasing experience was secured from the prescribed geographical area. These people, the experts, were asked to respond to a three round Delphi survey. The experts were to formulate their opinion from their own experiences and by reviewing the composite results of the previous Delphi round.

The experts reached a consensus of opinion on the Positive Delphi question. Ninety-eight percent of those surveyed stated that "Lower Prices" was the primary concern of a purchasing cooperative. The Negative ...


A Study Of Students' And Teachers' Perceptions Of Eligibility For High School Athletics And Other Extracurricular Activities At Windsor High School, David Rodney Delacruz Jan 1983

A Study Of Students' And Teachers' Perceptions Of Eligibility For High School Athletics And Other Extracurricular Activities At Windsor High School, David Rodney Delacruz

Masters Theses

This study was conducted for the purpose of gaining insights into the present perceptions of Windsor High School students, faculty, and principals from National Trail Conference schools regarding extracurricular eligibility. To accomplish this purpose, three surveys were administered to Windsor High School students and faculty. Additionally, a separate survey was sent to other schools in the National Trail Conference. The four surveys were:

Survey I - Administered to Teachers and Students

Survey II - Administered to Teachers

Survey III - Administered to Teachers

Survey IV - Sent to Principals of National Trail Conference Schools

Of the 140 students enrolled at Windsor High School. ninety-two ...


A Study Of Principals' Perceptions Of Job Stress In The Six-County Region 11 Educational Service Region, East Central, Illinois, John Neiweem Jan 1983

A Study Of Principals' Perceptions Of Job Stress In The Six-County Region 11 Educational Service Region, East Central, Illinois, John Neiweem

Masters Theses

The purpose of the study was to investigate the degree of stress principals perceive in the work environment. Specifically this study compared the actual perceived stress experienced on the job with what principals deem to be a reasonable amount of stress. The study was predicated on the research findings that indicate that the amount of stress is relative to a given individual as opposed to being an absolute quality.

A review of the research and literature revealed that few publications have been targeted towards stress and the educational administrator. The implications of job related stress, as it impacts on the ...


Career Day For Effingham And St. Anthony High Schools, Effingham, Illinois, Roger L. Neal Jan 1983

Career Day For Effingham And St. Anthony High Schools, Effingham, Illinois, Roger L. Neal

Masters Theses

Objectives

The purpose of this field study was to review and research existing career day programs and to develop a Career Day Program for the Effingham High Schools.

Procedures

A thorough review of the literature and a review of existing career day programs throughout the state were essential to the development of guidelines and objectives for this study. The Career Day Program in Effingham is basically patterned after Project Big which is an annual career night program for the Maine Township High Schools in Park Ridge, Illinois. The Career Day Program in Effingham is planned for Spring 1984. Prior to ...


The Development Of A Student-Parent Handbook For Lake Crest Elementary School, Oakland, Illinois, Ezra W. Smithson Jan 1983

The Development Of A Student-Parent Handbook For Lake Crest Elementary School, Oakland, Illinois, Ezra W. Smithson

Masters Theses

In 1947, a large number of very small school districts surrounded Oakland, Illinois each with its own school board. In 1948, Oakland and all or parts of these 16 districts were consolidated by the vote of the people into a single school district as permitted by State Law (1948) thus forming Oakland Community School District No. 5.

Three attendance centers, the Oakland Elementary School; the Hindsboro Elementary School; and Oakland High School were operated from 1959 until 1968.

A new Elementary attendance center was completed in 1968, and the old attendance centers in Oakland and Hindsboro were closed.

The new ...


A Field Experience Involving The Development Of A Handbook For Beginning School Board Members, Lynn R. Strack Jan 1983

A Field Experience Involving The Development Of A Handbook For Beginning School Board Members, Lynn R. Strack

Masters Theses

A field study involving the development of a handbook for beginning school board members, by the writer, under the direction of Dr. Matzner of the Eastern Illinois University Department of School Service Personnel, is summarized in this paper. A handbook for beginning school board members was developed to assist them in the difficult areas of school operations as designated by board members now serving school districts in central Illinois.

The field study involved gathering information from boards of education on the problems they encountered as beginning school board members. The problems were categorized into major topics and a handbook was ...


The Development Of A Special Education Handbook For Community Unit School District No. 20, Lawrenceville, Illinois 62739, Mary M. Shaffer Jan 1983

The Development Of A Special Education Handbook For Community Unit School District No. 20, Lawrenceville, Illinois 62739, Mary M. Shaffer

Masters Theses

The obligation to provide a free appropriate education to all children regardless of their physical or mental capabilities resides with those officials responsible for administering the education program. This study was done to write a special education handbook for parents of handicapped children. The handbook will be used to inform parents about special education programs and explain how parents can be involved in the educational process. There is a definite need for an introduction process for parents. Previously in Unit District No. 20, information was mailed to parents or sent home by the child. The handbook will provide a tool ...


School Effectiveness Model For Washington Elementary School, Clara Coleman Rouse Jan 1983

School Effectiveness Model For Washington Elementary School, Clara Coleman Rouse

Masters Theses

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this field study was to develop a school effectiveness model which may be implemented at Washington Elementary School in Centralia, Illinois. In 1980 this researcher was named principal at Washington Elementary School. At the same time Centralia City Schools were entering a desegregation program which included bussing. For the first time there were more than three minority students at Washington Elementary School. More than half the students at the school are from economically disadvantaged families and achievement had been low for many years. Thus, this study was deemed timely and relevant.

Procedure

Although this ...


The Effects Of Training In Visual Cognitive Skills On Reading Comprehension, Valerie Joan Croll Jan 1983

The Effects Of Training In Visual Cognitive Skills On Reading Comprehension, Valerie Joan Croll

Masters Theses

In an effort to design learning materials which de-emphasize the decoding process, and concentrate instead upon cognitive and critical thinking processes, picture study has been chosen as a potentially effective vehicle for providing delivery of programs for remediation of reading problems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of training in visual cognitive skills as an alternative remedial technique for increasing the reading comprehension of children whose reading skills are considered to be lower than expected due to a learning disability. The population was a group of children in grades four, five, and six (n=34) in ...


Understanding Needs And Concerns Of Black Students In Pursuit Of Higher Education, Thomas M. Caulfield Jan 1983

Understanding Needs And Concerns Of Black Students In Pursuit Of Higher Education, Thomas M. Caulfield

Masters Theses

The problem of this study was to increase the general publics' awareness of the difficulties Black Americans faced in pursuit of higher education.

The procedure was a twofold process. First, the writer reviewed some of the pre-college variables that affected the Black student. Second, the needs and concerns of the Black student at a predominantly White University were studied by the use of a questionnaire. The questionnaire was distributed to three groups on the Eastern Illinois University Campus. The first group was comprised of twenty-five Black students that were currently enrolled in the University. The second group was twenty Black ...


Development Of A Public Relations Program For The Newman Community Unit School District #303, Charles E. White Jan 1983

Development Of A Public Relations Program For The Newman Community Unit School District #303, Charles E. White

Masters Theses

Public relations is an important part of any school district's total program. To be most effective, a written, planned public relations program should be used. This field experience deals with the development of a written, planned public relations program for the Newman Community Unit School District #303 in Newman, Illinois.

The author attempts to provide information that could be used by other educators who wish to develop a public relations program for their school district. Reasons why educators must provide information about the schools to the public and involve the public with the schools are discussed. The reasons for ...


A Comparison Of Teacher Time Spent With Students Who Have Learning Disabilities And Students Who Do Not Have Learning Disabilities At The Secondary Level In The Mainstreamed Setting, Dottye Hogue Jan 1983

A Comparison Of Teacher Time Spent With Students Who Have Learning Disabilities And Students Who Do Not Have Learning Disabilities At The Secondary Level In The Mainstreamed Setting, Dottye Hogue

Masters Theses

Since legislation has been enacted to insure the educational rights of handicapped students in the least restrictive environment, teachers and administrators are concerned with the placement of the students with learning disabilities in the regular classrooms.

Secondary teachers who do not have a background in special education find it difficult to accept students with learning disabilities into their regular classrooms. Many of these teachers feel they will have to spend a disproportionate amount of time with this particular type of student, thus taking much needed time away from students who are not handicapped. The purpose of this study was to ...


Communication, The Missing Ingredient, Rex W. Eddy Jan 1983

Communication, The Missing Ingredient, Rex W. Eddy

Masters Theses

This writer feels that communication is a very significant aspect of the educational process. Upon assuming the principalship at Winchester High School, action was undertaken to aid the development of good lines of communication between the administration, faculty, student body and community. Basically, four distinct steps were pursued in an attempt to develop and improve upon the communication system at Winchester High School.

The first step concerned itself with the development of a comprehensive new "Student Handbook." It was immediately obvious to this writer that the rules and regulations for the daily operation of Winchester High School needed to be ...


A Comprehensive Study Of The Internship In Educational Administration Focusing On A Central Office Administrative Internship In Community Unit School District Number One Of Coles And Cumberland Counties In Illinois, Scott J. Parke Jan 1983

A Comprehensive Study Of The Internship In Educational Administration Focusing On A Central Office Administrative Internship In Community Unit School District Number One Of Coles And Cumberland Counties In Illinois, Scott J. Parke

Masters Theses

Succinctly stated, the purpose of this field study manuscript is twofold: first, to present an overview of the internship in the field of educational administration, and second, to reveal the particulars involved in the central office administrative internship which this author participated in at the Administrative Offices of Community Unit School District Number One of Coles and Cumberland Counties, Illinois, between May 19, 1982, and August 13, 1982.

The actual composition of the report can be delineated as follows: Chapter II--The Dynamics of an Internship Program and Chapter III--The Internship in its Proper Perspective constitute a review of the literature ...


A Study Of Alcohol Use/Abuse Among High School Students In A Small Illinois Rural School, Stephen Eugene Race Jan 1983

A Study Of Alcohol Use/Abuse Among High School Students In A Small Illinois Rural School, Stephen Eugene Race

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.