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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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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).


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 ...


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 ...