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Parental Perceptions Of School: An Analysis Of Contacts & Non-Contacts With Parents Of Sixth Graders At L.C. Curry Elementary School, Johnny Douglas Dec 1988

Parental Perceptions Of School: An Analysis Of Contacts & Non-Contacts With Parents Of Sixth Graders At L.C. Curry Elementary School, Johnny Douglas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Experimental and control groups were randomly selected in Johnny Douglas' sixth grade homeroom class to determine if contacts made to an experimental group of parents produced different perceptions of school as opposed to a control group of parents who received little or no contacts from the school. The experimental group of students' parents received a minimum of seven contacts from the school during the twenty day period of the study, while the control group received a minimum of three contacts in the same period.

A questionnaire sent to the parents at the conclusion of the experiment yielded three statements of ...


1988 Naia Men's Soccer Records, Cedarville College Dec 1988

1988 Naia Men's Soccer Records, Cedarville College

Men's Soccer Statistics

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Into The Relationship Of Parental Involvement, Parents' Income, And Parents' Level Of Education In Students' Achievement In Academic Work, Georgia N. Smith Dec 1988

An Investigation Into The Relationship Of Parental Involvement, Parents' Income, And Parents' Level Of Education In Students' Achievement In Academic Work, Georgia N. Smith

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of parental involvement, parents income, and parents level of education in students achievement in academic work. The basic thesis was to what degree parent a 1 involvement affect students academic achievement in reading, mathematics achievement concept scores, mathematics problem scores, and mathematics computation scores.

The sample consisted of 73 elementary and 104 middle school students who were randomly selected from three elementary and three low middle to high predominantly white suburban public schools in Douglas and Henry County, 174 of their parents 7 of their homeroom teachers and their 4 ...


Klipsun Magazine, 1988, Volume 19, Issue 06 - December, K. L. Hansen Dec 1988

Klipsun Magazine, 1988, Volume 19, Issue 06 - December, K. L. Hansen

Klipsun Magazine

No abstract provided.


Aviso, Cedarville College Dec 1988

Aviso, Cedarville College

Cedarville College Alumni News and Aviso

No abstract provided.


1988 Naia Statistics, Cedarville College Dec 1988

1988 Naia Statistics, Cedarville College

Men's Soccer Statistics

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Nautilus Circuit Weight Training On Aerobic Capacity, Rhonda M. Ludwig Dec 1988

The Effects Of Nautilus Circuit Weight Training On Aerobic Capacity, Rhonda M. Ludwig

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify whether Nautilus Circuit Training effected maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) levels of novice weight trainers. Fourteen college age male and female subjects (18-23 years old) from physical education classes at Western Michigan University participated in a six week Nautilus Training Program (NTP). Each subject performed a pre and post maximal treadmill graded exercise test to determine VO2max levels. A randomized block ANOVA design was used to analyze the dependent variable, VO2max. The mean of the pre-test VO2max level (42.83 ml x O2/kg ...


Implementing Computer Use In A 5th Grade Curriculum: A Study Of The Process Of Implementation And Subsequent Impact, Walter F. Davison Dec 1988

Implementing Computer Use In A 5th Grade Curriculum: A Study Of The Process Of Implementation And Subsequent Impact, Walter F. Davison

Master's Theses

There has recently been an intensive effort on the part of school systems, administrators, teachers, and parents to bring computers into everyday classroom use. Yet, to a large degree, this effort has proceeded without appropriate planning about just how computers can best be used and integrated into the curriculum.

This study focuses on how an independent elementary school with a minimum of resources went about the process of integrating computer usage in the fifth grade, the steps required for integration and for continued student use of computers in the school. Computer usage was introduced as part of the writing classes ...


Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures In Pigeons And The Effects Of Ethosuximide Thereon, James J. Jakubow Dec 1988

Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures In Pigeons And The Effects Of Ethosuximide Thereon, James J. Jakubow

Master's Theses

Previous research has shown that ethosuximide in high enough doses will disrupt operant responding in pigeons. Whether or not these same doses will protect against seizure activity in this species has not been previously tested.

To test this question a system for scoring pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in pigeons was developed and the effects of ethosuximide on such seizures were evaluated. In Experiment 1 pentylenetetrazol at 15, 27 and 47 mg/kg reliably induced seizures. In Experiment 2 non-behaviorally active and behaviorally active doses of ethosuximide were tested for their seizure controlling effectiveness.

Doses of 20, 40, 80, 160 and 320 mg ...


A Review And Evaluation Of Research On Suspension And Expulsion Of Handicapped Students In Public Schools, Debria D. Young Dec 1988

A Review And Evaluation Of Research On Suspension And Expulsion Of Handicapped Students In Public Schools, Debria D. Young

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to review and synthesize findings of research studies about suspension and expulsion of handicapped students as a disciplinary procedure in public schools.

The first chapter begins with a glossary of frequently used terms and definitions to assist the reader in understanding the terminology used in this paper.

Chapter II reviews literature relevant to suspension and expulsion of handicapped students.

Chapter III cites statutory and mandatory provisions set forth by the .Michigan State Board of Education on suspension and expulsion.

Chapter IV explores the historical content on suspension and expulsion of handicapped students.

Chapter V ...


A Comparison Of Video Disc-Presented To Teacher-Presented Direct Instruction, Charles P. Schira Dec 1988

A Comparison Of Video Disc-Presented To Teacher-Presented Direct Instruction, Charles P. Schira

Master's Theses

The video disc Mastering Fractions by Systems Impact (1984) was investigated for effects on student on-task behavior. The video disc uses basic principles of Direct Instruction and was compared to teacher-presented Direct Instruction. The study used a reversal design in a Special Education classroom where the classroom teacher normally used Direct Instruction. Three Special Education students at the junior high school level were used as subjects. The results of the study indicate a slight increase in student attending behavior with the use of the video disc. Subjects were also evaluated for the novelty effect of the video disc on attending ...


Effects Of Student Attitudes And Student Time On Achievement Gains In College Developmental Reading, Kathryn K. Welsch Dec 1988

Effects Of Student Attitudes And Student Time On Achievement Gains In College Developmental Reading, Kathryn K. Welsch

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to provide a new focus on college-level developmental reading programs by examining course content (i.e., instructional activities) in a developmental reading class.

Attitudes and time spent on instructional activities were monitored for 47 students in three sections of college level developmental reading. Multiple regression analyses were used to relate these data to vocabulary and comprehension gains on the Nelson Denny Reading Test (J. Brown, Nelson, & Denny, 1976).

Students made significant gains in vocabulary and in comprehension. Student attitudes predicted gains in both vocabulary and comprehension. Because of reliability problems, the time data do ...


Small Michigan Schools: Course Offerings And Methods Used To Maintain Curriculum Despite Low Enrollment, Dona M. Hettle Dec 1988

Small Michigan Schools: Course Offerings And Methods Used To Maintain Curriculum Despite Low Enrollment, Dona M. Hettle

Master's Theses

Small schools face curriculum limitations because of low student numbers and financial constraints. The purpose of this study was to determine the course offerings and techniques for maintaining curriculum in selected Michigan small schools. Principals of 50 Michigan small schools chosen at random completed a questionnaire listing 79 courses and 15 strategies for maintaining curriculum. Responses were tabulated and listed in rank order. Course offerings in Michigan small schools vary greatly in numbers and kind. Sixty-nine percent offer a basic curriculum enabling students to meet the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983) recommendations. In coping with small numbers, schools ...


Community Education Plan For North Kent Consortium, Charlene M. Bunnell Dec 1988

Community Education Plan For North Kent Consortium, Charlene M. Bunnell

Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to design a working document which could be used by the four-school community education consortium in its management practices. The underlying question was whether it was possible to design a document which would be simple and complete, by still address the many needs of four different school systems.

The completed project includes a document which addresses the many facets of administering a multi-district consortium. It outlines the duties and responsibilities of each district at the present time while allowing for the realigning of those duties and responsibilities at a later date.

As a result ...


An Evaluation Of A Student Orientation Pilot Project And Counseling Services As Retention Activities At Grand Valley State University, Mary T. Gustas Dec 1988

An Evaluation Of A Student Orientation Pilot Project And Counseling Services As Retention Activities At Grand Valley State University, Mary T. Gustas

Master's Theses

The field experience was completed in the Counseling Center in affiliation with the Dean of Students Office, and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, spring of 1986 through spring of 1987. An objective of the experience was to determine if an increased orientation program and counseling service impacted the retention of freshmen students at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Data were gathered and compiled which supported an extended orientation program at other institutions. Recommendations for implementation were prepared and presented to the Retention Committee at Grand Valley State University.

Additional data collection was done for the ...


Theology As Study Of Faith-Life, John C. Vander Stelt Dec 1988

Theology As Study Of Faith-Life, John C. Vander Stelt

Pro Rege

"We regret that at the end of section 2 on page 9 a major section of this article was inadvertently omitted. The entire article will be republished in the September 1989 issue."


Subprocedure Anti-Appendectomies, Judi Harris Dec 1988

Subprocedure Anti-Appendectomies, Judi Harris

School of Education Articles

Logo novices may be hesitant to write procedures that should be stored in memory and invoked with a single command. The leap from immediate mode doodling to preplanned, hierarchically structured procedure writing can be a large one. It is possible to bridge those two experiences with a simple Logo tool called APPEND.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 64, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1988

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 64, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Underwood, Jennifer. Greek Row Out; Another Plan Getting a Look
  • Underwood, Jennifer. Freshman Enrollment Tops Kentucky Again
  • Miracle, Phoenicia. Groups Build Shanty to Protest Apartheid – United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War
  • Miracle, Phoenicia. Mixed Dating Draws 45 People to Forum
  • Carter, Darla. WKU Glasgow Still Forming Advising System
  • Efforts Needed to Heighten Interest in Sports
  • Denney, Mike. Sports Fans – Editorial Cartoon
  • Support Tops Against Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kelley, Steve. Comment Argued
  • Wilson, Richard. Article Inane
  • Schira, Norma. Quoted Inaccurately
  • Syre, Thomas. What Happened?
  • Pendleton, Jeff ...


An Assessment Of The Relationship Between Decision-Makers' Opinions About Comprehensive Sex Education And Factors That Influence Those Opinions, M. Terri Voit-Devine Dec 1988

An Assessment Of The Relationship Between Decision-Makers' Opinions About Comprehensive Sex Education And Factors That Influence Those Opinions, M. Terri Voit-Devine

Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate decision-makers' opinions about what was to be contained in comprehensive sex education programs, the degree to which decision makers believed course information was likely to be part of their own curriculum, and how much support they believed the community would give to various parts of the curriculum.

The instrument used in the study was created by combining parts of surveys by Wayne (1981) and Marini and Jones (1983). The study compared the opinions of decision makers about guidelines to be used when implementing sex education, reasons for offering sex education, reasons for ...


Effectiveness Of Employee Participation Groups In A Manufacturing Company, John F. Blamy Dec 1988

Effectiveness Of Employee Participation Groups In A Manufacturing Company, John F. Blamy

Dissertations

This case study investigated the short term effectiveness of Quality of Work Life participation groups in a Midwest manufacturing division of a major worldwide automotive corporation. Six traditional procedural measures were used to evaluate performance. These measures of performance were: employee attendance, written grievances, scrap produced, quality audits, customer complaints, and productivity.

Six hypotheses were formulated for this study: (1) Employees in departments with employee participation groups will improve their attendance more than employees in departments that do not have employee participation groups. (2) Employees in departments with employee participation groups will decrease the number of formal grievances more than ...


Determinants Of Student-Faculty Informal Contact, Alan W. Barr Dec 1988

Determinants Of Student-Faculty Informal Contact, Alan W. Barr

Dissertations

There was an examination in this study of the relationship of classroom experiences (cues) and professorial initiative to the frequency of informal student-faculty interaction in the freshman year. The research was conducted at an independent, four-year urban college in the state of Michigan with a predominantly commuter population. A survey instrument was administered to the entire freshman class in the Spring semester of 1988. Information was derived from the survey on the nature and frequency of informal faculty-student contact.

Out of the 137 freshman receiving surveys, 101 returned them. The response rate was 74%. Data from one survey returned were ...


Intuition In Decision Making By Human Service Administrators, Judith Huber Halseth Dec 1988

Intuition In Decision Making By Human Service Administrators, Judith Huber Halseth

Dissertations

The phenomenon of intuition includes insights and hunches, as well as the ability to pick up clues and to see patterns. The role of intuition in interpersonal relationships, in problem solving and decision making, and in creativity makes it an important cognitive faculty. As a complement to more systematic and deductive decision making, intuition provides creative insights, especially when people consciously acknowledge intuition.

This study focused on the experience of intuition as reported by 25 administrators in human service organizations. In face-to-face interviews, the 10 women and 15 men who were known to use intuition were asked open-ended questions about ...


Applied Thermoplastic Screw Plastication Theory: Industry Acceptance And Implications For Plastics Processing Education, Paul V. Engelmann Dec 1988

Applied Thermoplastic Screw Plastication Theory: Industry Acceptance And Implications For Plastics Processing Education, Paul V. Engelmann

Dissertations

Rapid expansion of the thermoplastics processing industry has increased the need for plastics education and training. Screw plastication is the major method of melting plastics in order to mold or extrude them into useful products. Thus, information about the role of plastication is needed to provide guidance for plastics education and training.

This study sought confirmation of suspected differences existing in the amount of knowledge personnel have about thermoplastic screw plastication, dependent upon: (a) the type of plastics process used, and (b) their job classifications. Furthermore, the study collected data in three additional areas: (1) the extent to which persons ...


The Effects Of Leadership Style And Work Setting On The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers Of The Trainable Mentally Impaired, John Charles Woods Dec 1988

The Effects Of Leadership Style And Work Setting On The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers Of The Trainable Mentally Impaired, John Charles Woods

Dissertations

This study examined the effect that leadership style and work setting would have on the job satisfaction of teachers of the trainable mentally impaired (TMI). Leadership style was based on the adaptability score from the LEAD Other instrument by Hersey and Blanchard (1982). Work setting was defined by one of three teaching situations, (1) integrated, with one or two teachers of the TMI working in a regular education building; (2) clustered, with three or more teachers of the TMI working in a regular education building; or (3) segregated, with teachers of the TMI working in a separate facility. Job satisfaction ...


Measuring Interest In Mathematics, P Gardner, Siek Toon Khoo Nov 1988

Measuring Interest In Mathematics, P Gardner, Siek Toon Khoo

Dr Siek Toon Khoo

This paper reports on the development of instruments for measuring secondary school student interests in mathematics. Interest in mathematics is regarded as having three components (topics, activities and motives), each with several dimensions. Nearly all instruments employed summated ratings (Likert) procedures, but one adopted an unusual procedure, based on Zuckerman's (1960) Affect Adjective Checklist. Six instruments were developed altogether: IMT (interest in various mathematical topics), ILA (interest in learning activities), MCI (mathematics related career inventory), NMI (nature of motives inventory), GIM (general interest in mathematics) and AAC (affect adjective checklist). The IMT instrument, containing seven scales, was developed to ...


Secondary School Size, Operating Costs And Curriculum Structure, Phil Mckenzie Nov 1988

Secondary School Size, Operating Costs And Curriculum Structure, Phil Mckenzie

Dr Phillip McKenzie

Proponents of increases in average school size commonly employ two main arguments: bigger schools are less expensive to operate than small schools, and they are better able to meet students' educational needs through the provision of more extensive curricula. This paper examines these arguments in the case of Victorian government secondary schools, using data relating to the 1984 school year. It presents results which suggest that while size brings considerable advantages, plateau effects begin to appear at relatively low enrolment levels. The paper comprises five main sections: an outline of the conceptual background to the study; a description of the ...


Integrating Technology In The Science Curriculum, Vivian Johnson Nov 1988

Integrating Technology In The Science Curriculum, Vivian Johnson

Vivian Johnson

Presentation sponsored by Technology and Information Educational Services (TIES), Roseville, Minnesota.


Lanthorn, Vol. 23, No. 14, November 30, 1988, Grand Valley State University Nov 1988

Lanthorn, Vol. 23, No. 14, November 30, 1988, Grand Valley State University

Volume 23, May 4, 1988 - May 31, 1989

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Trail Blazer - Volume 61, Number 9, Morehead State University. Trail Blazer. Nov 1988

Trail Blazer - Volume 61, Number 9, Morehead State University. Trail Blazer.

Morehead State Trail Blazer Archive

Morehead State Trail Blazer published on November 30, 1988.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Nov 1988

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Discussion of spring elections, insurance, Preston Health & Activities Center, departmental governance and student advisement.