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Perceptions Of Selected Educators Of The Quality Of Instruction In Secondary Vocational Agriculture Programs , Herschel Paul Weeks Jan 1988

Perceptions Of Selected Educators Of The Quality Of Instruction In Secondary Vocational Agriculture Programs , Herschel Paul Weeks

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions held by selected educators of the quality of secondary vocational agriculture programs and instruction in Iowa. The specific objectives of the research were to: (1) determine the perceptions of selected educators toward the effectiveness and quality of agriculture programs in Iowa; (2) determine the perceptions of selected educators toward the effectiveness and quality of instruction in vocational agriculture in Iowa; and (3) assess the relationship between selected factors and perceived effectiveness of instruction and quality of secondary agriculture programs;The population studied consisted of agriculture teachers, counselors, superintendents and principals ...


The Effectiveness Of Summer Orientation Programs On Retention And Subsequent Academic Performance Of Minority Students: A Look At Sep, Marion Rosetta Sanford Jan 1988

The Effectiveness Of Summer Orientation Programs On Retention And Subsequent Academic Performance Of Minority Students: A Look At Sep, Marion Rosetta Sanford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Development Of A Needs Assessment Instrument For Summer Orientation Students Through The Use Of A Modified Delphi Technique, Mary Celine Moore Jan 1988

The Development Of A Needs Assessment Instrument For Summer Orientation Students Through The Use Of A Modified Delphi Technique, Mary Celine Moore

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Computer-Aided Instructional Tool For The Teaching Of Real-Time On-Line Statistical Process Control, Renford Adolphus Benito Brevett Jan 1988

A Computer-Aided Instructional Tool For The Teaching Of Real-Time On-Line Statistical Process Control, Renford Adolphus Benito Brevett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Mentoring And Career Development Of University Agricultural Education Faculty In The United States , Kresha Eastman Jan 1988

Mentoring And Career Development Of University Agricultural Education Faculty In The United States , Kresha Eastman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the professional careers of university agricultural education faculty have been influenced by mentors, and to examine the relationship between mentoring and professional career development. Data were obtained through a mailed questionnaire from 237 (84.90 percent) university agricultural education faculty members from throughout the United States;Most agricultural education professors (92.06 percent) perceived their professional careers to have been significantly influenced by one or more people who were referred to as mentors in this study. The most important functions of mentors of university agricultural education faculty were ...


Perceptions Of Agriculture In Nigeria By Students Of The Division Of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University , Egri Philip Ejembi Jan 1988

Perceptions Of Agriculture In Nigeria By Students Of The Division Of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University , Egri Philip Ejembi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine perceptions of agriculture in Nigeria by students of the Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University. The study determined characteristics of the students, their motivational factors in studying technical agriculture, perceptions of agriculture and agricultural workers, and implications of findings to technical agricultural education planning in Nigeria;The study population consisted of 1434 sutdents at the four colleges of agriculture administered by the Division of Agricultural Colleges. Both proportional and simple random sampling were used to select participants for the study. A total of 234 students participated in the study;A five-part ...


Level Of Critical Thinking Of Iowa Secondary Agriculture Students , Timothy John Rollins Jan 1988

Level Of Critical Thinking Of Iowa Secondary Agriculture Students , Timothy John Rollins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The central purpose of this study was to determine the ability of Iowa agriculture students to use critical thinking skills. The design for this investigation utilized descriptive research methodology;Cluster sampling was utilized to identify the sample for the study. A total of 668 agriculture students from 18 Iowa secondary schools served as the sample;An information sheet was developed to collect both demographic information as well as individual preferences on learning activities. The Cornell Critical Thinking Test was administered to respondents to assess their levels of critical thinking. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator[superscript] TM was also administered to determine ...


The Peruvian Education Reform Of 1968-1980 And Seventh-Day Adventist Education At Inca Union College : A Study In Models, Luis Alberto Del Pozo Jan 1988

The Peruvian Education Reform Of 1968-1980 And Seventh-Day Adventist Education At Inca Union College : A Study In Models, Luis Alberto Del Pozo

Dissertations

Problem. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast two distinct educational models: (1) Peruvian educational reform, which affected both public and private education throughout the country, and (2) the Seventh-day Adventist educational system as represented by Inca Union College. This research was limited geographically to Peru chronologically to the educational reform of 1968 and 1980. After the historical background was established, emphasis was placed on the Peruvian educational reform as a model of innovation as compared with the Seventh-day Adventist model at Inca Union College.

Method. This study utilized the historical method of research. Major sources included ...


Matthew F. Maury School, 1934-1970: A Case Study In Educational Innovation, Dale Christina Kalkofen Jan 1988

Matthew F. Maury School, 1934-1970: A Case Study In Educational Innovation, Dale Christina Kalkofen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The investigation of Maury Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia addressed the establishment of a non-traditional model school in a conservative city not directly supportive or progressive education ideology. A case study approach was taken to investigate the interrelated questions of explaining the success and longevity of Maury School and of determining to what extent Maury School was a faithful implementation of the tenets of progressive education.;The study contributes to an understanding of the development of an innovative school, to progressive education, and to the diffusion and integration of educational theory and reform. Historical methodology was used; data were drawn ...


The Richmond School Board And The Desegregation Of Richmond Public Schools, 1954 To 1971, Mildred Davis Bruce Jan 1988

The Richmond School Board And The Desegregation Of Richmond Public Schools, 1954 To 1971, Mildred Davis Bruce

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to describe and interpret the desegregation process in a southern city through an examination of the issues faced by the local school board and its response to these issues, in order to gain knowledge about the implementation of a federal policy at the local level.;The city of Richmond, Virginia, was chosen for this study because of its former role as capital of the southern Confederacy and its present role as the capital of the state of Virginia, a leader in the South's resistance to the Brown decision. as a city with a ...


An Historical Analysis Of The Development Of Teacher Training At The State Normal School, Farmville, Virginia, 1884-1924, Betty Jo Whitaker Simmons Jan 1988

An Historical Analysis Of The Development Of Teacher Training At The State Normal School, Farmville, Virginia, 1884-1924, Betty Jo Whitaker Simmons

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to trace the development of teacher training at the Virginia State Normal School located at Farmville from its inception in 1884 through 1924 when it became a State Teachers College. The study focused upon seven characteristics identified by Charles Harper in 1939 as being typical of the developmental history of normal schools. Following these seven characteristics as a framework, the study analyzed the contributions made toward the professionalization of teaching by (1) presidents, trustees, and faculty; (2) public support; (3) in-service education; (4) curriculum provision; (5) laboratory experiences; (6) extra-curriculum offerings; and (7) pragmatic ...


The Making Of "Polished Patriots": The Education Of Boys In Colonial Virginia, Jan Kirsten. Gilliam Jan 1988

The Making Of "Polished Patriots": The Education Of Boys In Colonial Virginia, Jan Kirsten. Gilliam

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


When Mary Entered With Her Brother William: Women Students At The College Of William And Mary, 1918-1945, Laura Frances Parrish Jan 1988

When Mary Entered With Her Brother William: Women Students At The College Of William And Mary, 1918-1945, Laura Frances Parrish

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Academic Achievement And Perceived Organizational Effectiveness And The Michigan Elementary Exemplary Public School Recognition Program, David L. Ratajik Jan 1988

The Relationship Between Academic Achievement And Perceived Organizational Effectiveness And The Michigan Elementary Exemplary Public School Recognition Program, David L. Ratajik

Dissertations

Problem

The study is about the selection process used to determine exemplary Michigan public elementary schools. Do those public elementary schools selected for recognition by the Michigan Department of Education represent the highest levels of educational quality within the state?

Method

The study was causal-comparative in design. The sample consisted of the 79 public elementary schools which applied in 1985 for recognition as a Michigan Department of Education exemplary school. Additionally, the 80 highest academic-achieving Michigan public elementary schools were identified. Multiple regression analyses were used to determine the relationships between eight sociological elements, while analysis of variance compared the ...