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Pdp/Academic Excellence Workshops In Mathematics, M. Catharine Hudspeth Dec 1989

Pdp/Academic Excellence Workshops In Mathematics, M. Catharine Hudspeth

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


An Empowering, Participatory Research Model For Humanistic Mathematics Pedagogy, Arthur B. Powell, Dawud A. Jeffries, Aleshia E. Selby Dec 1989

An Empowering, Participatory Research Model For Humanistic Mathematics Pedagogy, Arthur B. Powell, Dawud A. Jeffries, Aleshia E. Selby

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Pumps, Filters, And Lenses; Humanistic Issues In Calculus Reform, Dan Kalman Dec 1989

Pumps, Filters, And Lenses; Humanistic Issues In Calculus Reform, Dan Kalman

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Introducing Undergraduates To Mathematics Information Resources, Sallie H. Barringer Dec 1989

Introducing Undergraduates To Mathematics Information Resources, Sallie H. Barringer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Climbing Toward Self-Esteem: Ropes Program Provides Catalyst For Personal Growth, Kimberly J. Sawtelle Nov 1989

Climbing Toward Self-Esteem: Ropes Program Provides Catalyst For Personal Growth, Kimberly J. Sawtelle

Kimberly J. Sawtelle

Ropes program offers at-risk youth participating in Options, the SAD 46's alternative education program, an opportunity to participate in trust, self-esteem, and team-building exercises at Camp Winnebago.


State Education Reform In The 1980s, University Of Pennsylvania Nov 1989

State Education Reform In The 1980s, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

To shed light on these questions, in 1986 the Center for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) began a five-year study of the implementation and effects of state education reforms in six states chosen for their diverse approaches to reform: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

Some findings from the first three years of this research were published by CPRE in a report, The Progress of Reform: An appraisal of State Education Initiatives, written by William A. Firestone, Susan H. Fuhrman and Michael W. Kirst. In writing the report, the authors relied to a great extent on research conducted by ...


Promoting Children's Writing For Publication, Minnie Mary Mckay Merrill Jul 1989

Promoting Children's Writing For Publication, Minnie Mary Mckay Merrill

All Master's Theses

The main emphasis of this project was a description of a writing program "Promoting Children's Writing for Publication" as it evolved at Grass Lake Elementary School, Kent School District, Kent, Washington.


The Contribution Of Mental Imagery To Performance In Specific Targeted Comprehension Skills, Barbara Yarrington Doore May 1989

The Contribution Of Mental Imagery To Performance In Specific Targeted Comprehension Skills, Barbara Yarrington Doore

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to examine the effect mental imagery had on comprehension on poetry, prose and content area reading, and to develop one strategy to teach mental imagery.

Fifty-three sixth graders from a rural, middle public school in Western New York Stat participated in a mental imagery treatment program. The program was designed to determine if mental imagery was effective in significantly increasing the comprehension scores of the participants.

The pre-treatment and post-treatment comprehension tests consisted of questions which tested the five targeted areas: (1) detail, (2) finding the main idea, (3) comparison/contrast, (4) sequence, and (5) recall ...


Designing Learning For Adults, John A. Henschke Edd Apr 1989

Designing Learning For Adults, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Graduating From High School: New Standards In The States, University Of Pennsylvania Apr 1989

Graduating From High School: New Standards In The States, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief examines attempts by states to improve public education by increasing high school course requirements in 1989. According to a report published by the Center for Policy Research in Education, these attempts have had mixed results. As a result of the reforms, low-and middle-achieving students are taking more courses in science and math, but there are serious questions about the quality of the courses themselves. This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs is based on the report which was written with assistance from Paula White and Janice Patterson.


Role-Playing For Different Viewpoints (Review), Nicole Cauvin Apr 1989

Role-Playing For Different Viewpoints (Review), Nicole Cauvin

Sociology Faculty Publications

Review by Nicole Cauvin.

Duncombe, S. and M.H. Heikkinen. "Role-Playing for Different Viewpoints." College Teaching 36 (1988):3-5.


The Effects Of High School Organization On Dropping Out, Anthony S. Bryk, Yeow Meng Thum Feb 1989

The Effects Of High School Organization On Dropping Out, Anthony S. Bryk, Yeow Meng Thum

CPRE Policy Briefs

This paper examines the effects of school characteristics on both the probability of dropping out and the strongest predictor of dropping out - absenteeism. The authors employ a sub-sample from the High School and Beyond database which contains results of background questionnaires and standardized achievement tests given in 1980 to approximately 30,000 sophomores in 110 public and private high schools. The students, both those still in school as well as those who had dropped out, were resurveyed two years later. Supplemental school data were also obtained from principal questionnaires.


Use Of Appropriate Learning Techniques For Teaching Adult Residents In A Correctional Setting, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Use Of Appropriate Learning Techniques For Teaching Adult Residents In A Correctional Setting, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

There is a high degree of educational need in a correctional setting. In one states, 60% of the total number incarcerated are unable to read and write. The increase of that population is of some concern. In 1925, state and federal prisons held 79 people per one-hundred thousand inmates, and in 1985 the number had risen to 201 per one-hundred thousand. If adult education has as one of its goals a contribution toward enhancing the quality of individual lives and society in general, then the way in which correctional residents are taught is important. During the 1989 winter semester, a ...


Evaluation Of The In-Service Education Ordinance And Programs For Industrial Vocational Teacher In The Republic Of China, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Evaluation Of The In-Service Education Ordinance And Programs For Industrial Vocational Teacher In The Republic Of China, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

This study inquires the attitude of administrators and teachers in the republic of China industrial vocational school toward Inservice Education Ordinance enacted in 1985. It also recommended that adult learning theories and strategies be adapted for implementing inservice education for industrial vocational teachers.


Identifying Appropriate Adult Educator Practice: Beliefs, Feelings And Behaviors, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1989

Identifying Appropriate Adult Educator Practice: Beliefs, Feelings And Behaviors, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

The literature of adult education provides a broad spectrum of characteristics necessary for adult educators to practice in this emerging field. It was the purpose of this study to take some major steps toward developing an assessment instrument indicating the beliefs, feelings and behaviors adult educators need to possess. The instrument emphasizes the teacher's personal and contextual identification, actions and competencies in the classroom, and philosophical beliefs for guiding practice. Two major groups totaling six hundred adult educators were used to test and refine the instrument: faculty in an Adult Basic Education/General Education Development/English as a Second ...


Supplementary Reading Materials For Efl Secondary School Students In Cote D'Ivoire, Dagbassoue Cecile Jan 1989

Supplementary Reading Materials For Efl Secondary School Students In Cote D'Ivoire, Dagbassoue Cecile

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Student's Strategies With Learner-Controlled Call, Carol Chapelle, Suesue Mizuno Jan 1989

Student's Strategies With Learner-Controlled Call, Carol Chapelle, Suesue Mizuno

English Publications

A degree of learner-control is implicit in most current CALL activities; however, research to-date has not investigated students' performance in such environments. This paper reports a first step toward the necessary investigation by documenting students' use of five strategies while they worked on learner-controlled CALL grammar lessons. The results indicated the need for teachers and researchers alike to observe students use of CALL.


Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith Jan 1989

Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

How much one can trust the public media to accurately and exhaustively report on the nature and depth of educational problems is questionable. Certainly the media have hyped the problem so that the public perceives a crisis, and a number of popular and even scholarly authors have ridden the crisis bandwagon. But the extent of the problem has never been definitively documented, and both the public and educators have had to respond to their own perceptions in their own limited context. Such has been the case with teachers and researchers in the English language arts, specifically reading and writing. Graduates ...


The Effects Of Algebra Blocks On Student Achievement In Algebra, Bernard S. Roberts Jan 1989

The Effects Of Algebra Blocks On Student Achievement In Algebra, Bernard S. Roberts

Theses : Honours

This study examined the effects of Algebra Blocks on student understanding for the concepts of binomial expansion and trinomial factorisation. The purpose of the study was to illuminate the use and effectiveness of Algebra' Blocks in the teaching-learning process. Two year nine classes with similar mathematics levels were taught binomial expansions and trinomial factorisations. The experimental class was taught using Algebra Blocks whilst the untreated class acted as the control group. After eight lessons of instruction, both classes were tested on their understanding of both concepts. To provide qualitative data, three randomly chosen students from each class were interviewed on ...


Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey Jan 1989

Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Revision is neglected in many freshman composition classes even though it is now recognized as one of the recursive elements of the writing process. Early composition research acknowledged revision as a part of the writing process, and some researchers considered it a cure for nearly all the ills of student writing, seeming to believe that revision would surely lead to better written products, and the more revision the better the product. Later research, however, has revealed a complex web of issues surrounding the element of revision.

Based on that body of composition research, this paper will establish a need for ...


The Effect Of A Video Presentation And Reference Guide Manual Of Helicopter Safety Instruction On The Knowledge Base Of Medical Transport Nurses, K. Linda Stcikney Jan 1989

The Effect Of A Video Presentation And Reference Guide Manual Of Helicopter Safety Instruction On The Knowledge Base Of Medical Transport Nurses, K. Linda Stcikney

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of trained transport nurses being oriented to a new helicopter by a video presentation and reference guide manual educational program when compared with trained transport nurses being trained by actual hands-on demonstration. Using a posttest-only design and the t test for independent samples, it was found that the two groups of nurses did not differ statistically (t (9) = 0.318, p < .051).


An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Learning Style Perceptual Preferences And Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Instruction, Mary Brambilla Mcfarland Jan 1989

An Analysis Of The Relationship Between Learning Style Perceptual Preferences And Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Instruction, Mary Brambilla Mcfarland

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to identify the perceptual learning style preferences of nursing students and to examine the relationship, if any, among students whose learning style perceptual preferences were identified as being auditory, tactile or visual and their attitudes toward the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in the areas of comfort, creativity and function. The relationships between nursing students' perceptual learning style preferences and the following were also examined: (a) the amount of time they spent using the computer program, Cardiac Exam Bingo; (b) whether the use of the computer program added to their learning the content about ...


Mastery Learning In The Secondary Schools, Eddie Joe Steffey Jan 1989

Mastery Learning In The Secondary Schools, Eddie Joe Steffey

Masters Theses

The purpose of this field study was to develop and implement a model for the introduction of mastery learning at Chester High School in Chester, Illinois. In 1984-85 this researcher was named principal at Chester High School, which is located in a small, blue-collar community. Academic achievement was not perceived to be at an acceptable level. The researcher felt that the introduction of the mastery learning techniques suggested by Bloom and others combined with other pertinent research on effective schools could have a positive effect on academic achievement.

Although this field study was designed for Chester High School, it may ...


Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb Jan 1989

Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb

Publications

This study investigated the use of a computerized tutorial--Self-Test and Review (STAR)--in a computer-managed general psychology course. STAR consists of four major modules which provide the student with a variety of learning exercises, including practice quizzes, practice final exams, performance reviews, and structured study questions. The purpose of the study was to determine whether students would choose STAR as a study tool, the effect of lecture versus self-paced settings on the use of STAR, whether students who used STAR would perform better than those who did not, and the effect of the timing of feedback in STAR on performance ...