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Administrative Supply And Demand, Betty Jeanne Jones Jan 1992

Administrative Supply And Demand, Betty Jeanne Jones

Masters Theses

This study focused on the supply of and demand for educational administrators in Illinois. Practicing administrators and students in educational administration classes in Illinois colleges and universities were surveyed to determine forthcoming retirement patterns and to determine if the pool of potential candidates for positions created by those retirements is adequate. Factors which facilitate change, as well as those that inhibit change, were also assessed for each of the two groups surveyed. Survey results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and correlational procedures. The findings of the study support references being made to the possibility of an impending shortage of administrators ...


Beginning Reading Instruction: Issues In Phonics And Modality Preferences, Debra A. Kelley Jan 1992

Beginning Reading Instruction: Issues In Phonics And Modality Preferences, Debra A. Kelley

Masters Theses

This thesis reviews the major trends regarding the place of phonics in reading instruction since the 1950's and attempts to integrate current perspectives on phonics in regard to both classroom and individualized instruction. In the 1950's, instruction in the regular classroom tended to emphasize sight-words at the expense of word analysis or phonic skills. The mid-1960's classic study by Chall, Learning to Read: The Great Debate, documented the value of phonic instruction in beginning reading and led to later refinements regarding the place of phonics in beginning reading instruction.

The attempt to match individual children's preferred ...


Organization Of A K-3 Guidance Program, Gwyneth James Snider Jan 1992

Organization Of A K-3 Guidance Program, Gwyneth James Snider

Masters Theses

The field study project was undertaken to study the role of the elementary guidance counselor and to develop a workable K-3 guidance program. Results would show the importance of guidance at the elementary level and the counselor's role within the total program.

The role of the elementary counselor was studied through a review of available literature. In addition, a survey of some central Illinois elementary guidance counselors was conducted to study elementary guidance programs already in existence and the role of the counselor within that program. Goals and a job description for an elementary guidance program were developed and ...


The Meyersville School's Utilization Of Windows On Science, Art D. Anthony Jan 1992

The Meyersville School's Utilization Of Windows On Science, Art D. Anthony

Masters Theses

This study was designed to determine if the students and teachers of Meyersville School, Meyersville, Texas, liked the Windows on Science® program better than learning and teaching science using the traditional book. All students, grades three through six, and teachers, grades one through six, were surveyed regarding their opinion of Windows on Science®.

This field experience indicated the students and teachers liked the Windows on Science® program better than using standard science textbooks. The male students had a higher mean score than the female students or teachers. The teachers felt they needed more experiments to help the students learn Windows ...


An Analysis Of Writing Across The Curriculum, M. Katherine Haight Jan 1992

An Analysis Of Writing Across The Curriculum, M. Katherine Haight

Masters Theses

Between 1900 and 1925 several changes took place which modernized American universities. One of the most significant involved a different curriculum. The new program was, in part, geared toward preparing students for specialized careers. This approach, however, made it possible for teachers outside of English to eliminate writing from their courses and, more generally, to develop distorted and limited views of the uses of writing. Today, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs are being incorporated into many colleges and universities across the country in an attempt to correct misperceptions and to bring writing back into non-English courses.

WAC stresses the ...


Parent Involvement And Vocabulary Development In Kindergarten, Carolyn Eckerty Jan 1992

Parent Involvement And Vocabulary Development In Kindergarten, Carolyn Eckerty

Masters Theses

A kindergarten teacher used action research to determine if the vocabulary growth of kindergarten students was influenced by parents being involved in the Tasks For Talented Parents (TFTP) program. A correlational study was conducted to determine the relationship between parent involvement and student's vocabulary development. Kindergarten students (N=58) were administered the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test in August and November. Also in August and November each child's parent completed the parent questionnaire from the Tasks For Talented Parents program. The results indicated a moderate correlation between the answers on the parent questionnaire and the results of the PPVT-R ...


Assessment Of Sex Equity In Athletics In Illinois Educational Service Center #13 Schools, Wayne C. Scarlett Jan 1992

Assessment Of Sex Equity In Athletics In Illinois Educational Service Center #13 Schools, Wayne C. Scarlett

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine sex equity compliance and sex equity achievement in athletic programs in grades 5-8 and 9-12 attendance centers in the eight county area served by Illinois Educational Service Center #13. Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Piatt, and Vermilion Counties were included in the study. An 18 question survey instrument, keyed to the 1990 Illinois Sex Equity Rules, was sent to building administrators in all attendance centers in the eight county area that contained grades 5-8 and/or 9-12. The survey asked administrators to provide, by grade and gender, numerical information on student ...


A Field Experience: Teacher Orientation, Rena J. Talbert Jan 1992

A Field Experience: Teacher Orientation, Rena J. Talbert

Masters Theses

The purpose of this field experience was three fold: 1) to determine the existence of formal teacher orientation programs, 2) the contents of the programs, and 3) the level of satisfaction by the principal(s) regarding the formal teacher orientation programs for newly employed teachers. A survey of the high schools in Educational Service Centers 15, 16, 17, and 18 was conducted.

In addition, a thorough review of literature and research associated with the need and benefits from a teacher orientation program was presented. Included in the review was the components of a mentor program.

An analysis of the survey ...


A Field Experience: The Paris High School Climate, Steven R. Sabens Jan 1992

A Field Experience: The Paris High School Climate, Steven R. Sabens

Masters Theses

A comprehensive survey of the perceptions of students, teachers, and parents regarding the climate at Paris High School was conducted. This assessment was accomplished by conducting a random sample survey of students and parents, and a total survey of faculty.

Analysis of the survey results identified five specific areas in the Paris High School climate needing improvement (a) school/community relations, (b) student support climate, (c) school image, (d) school problems, and (e) students identifying a purpose between what they are studying and their everyday lives. In addition, a thorough review of recent literature and research associated with effective schools ...


Administrative Field Experience Internship In Educational Administration, Gary Zum Mallen Jan 1992

Administrative Field Experience Internship In Educational Administration, Gary Zum Mallen

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Dr. Professor Mommy: Working Mothers' Gender Role Self Images In The University Community, Dawn Renee Krywanio Jan 1992

Dr. Professor Mommy: Working Mothers' Gender Role Self Images In The University Community, Dawn Renee Krywanio

Masters Theses

A common misperception exists that working mothers experience their professional lives differently than other working women. This is often the basis for differential treatment of mothers in the workplace. This thesis describes gender role self image among university women in administration, faculty, and staff positions who are also parents; it relates to professional relationship satisfaction in the workplace. Data were collected through the use of open ended surveys of 185 female employees at Eastern Illinois University, follow up interviews, and a Likert scale survey within the same population. Content analysis of the data and qualitative results are the descriptive basis ...


Learning Mathematics As A Language, Kathryn Shafer Jan 1992

Learning Mathematics As A Language, Kathryn Shafer

Masters Theses

This paper explores the relationship between language and mathematics. It is a summary of research done over the last thirty years. Also included are personal observations which are not part of any controlled study. Since language is the vehicle for thought, mathematics educators and curriculum planners will benefit from a linguistic approach to mathematics education. Symbolic mathematics is similar to natural language in both its structure and its communicative nature. If the students are to internalize the notation, they must be the ones to give it meaning. A linguistic approach to mathematics education includes language development, verbalization of concepts, vocabulary ...


Consolidation Study For Illinois Community Unit School Districts No. 10 And No. 20, Judith J. Phipps Jan 1992

Consolidation Study For Illinois Community Unit School Districts No. 10 And No. 20, Judith J. Phipps

Masters Theses

The main purpose of this field study was to examine factors related to school consolidation in Lawrence County, Illinois. Two unit school districts-Community Unit School District No. 10 and No. 20-have been in operation since 1972 in southeastern Illinois. Both districts have full recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 1991-92, approximately 2,800 students attended kindergarten through twelfth grade in Lawrence County. However, financial considerations were the primary concerns of the schools/ operations. Due to revenue losses in farmland reassessment, property taxes and general state aid, Lawrence County administrators ...


A Financial Study Of The Mt. Auburn School District, Robert H. Sample Jan 1992

A Financial Study Of The Mt. Auburn School District, Robert H. Sample

Masters Theses

The purpose of this field experience was to determine the financial condition of the Mt. Auburn Community Unit School District Number 5, Christian County, State of Illinois, from the 1986-87 school year through the 1990-91 school year. The financial condition of the district during 1991-92 school year was reviewed from July, 1991 through April, 1992. The education fund, operations, building, and maintenance fund, bond and interest fund, transportation fund, and retirement fund were all reviewed for stated time period. Tables were prepared for these major accounting funds to clarify the developing financial trend. Revenues received during 1986 through 1991 from ...


An Evaluation Of Educational Indicators In Illinois' New Illinois Accountability Law, Leon Francis Gobczynski Jan 1992

An Evaluation Of Educational Indicators In Illinois' New Illinois Accountability Law, Leon Francis Gobczynski

Masters Theses

In the fall of 1992, P.L. 87-559 will change the way schools and districts in Illinois are evaluated for the purpose of recognition. This is commonly known as Illinois' new accountability law. This law shifts recognition from solely legal compliance to include school performance and school improvement.

Five educational indicators were chosen for Illinois' new accountability law by the State Legislature in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education. This research study measured administrators perceptions about the five educational indicators used in Illinois' new accountability law. In addition, ten national educational indicators were selected and administrators were requested ...


Adopting An Eight Period Day Schedule: An Analysis Of The Merits For Oakland Community Unit School District #5, Norman L. Tracy Jan 1992

Adopting An Eight Period Day Schedule: An Analysis Of The Merits For Oakland Community Unit School District #5, Norman L. Tracy

Masters Theses

In coping with financial problems and changing demands on students' course selections, it has become increasingly more difficult to provide secondary school students with the best education possible. This seems to be especially true for the smaller school districts. Many small school districts have reduced their staffs to the "bare bones" due to budget cuts. Such reductions have often resulted in fewer course offerings and a reduced number of section offerings for required classes. When this problem was coupled with the Illinois Board of Higher Education's increased college entrance requirements that high school students must complete, the common result ...


School Consolidation In Perry County, Illinois, Ronald L. O'Daniell Jan 1992

School Consolidation In Perry County, Illinois, Ronald L. O'Daniell

Masters Theses

This is a study of factors relating to school consolidation in Perry County, Illinois. The factors explored in this study are student achievement, student information, per pupil expenditure, and community attitude. An assessment of the perceptions of school board members and superintendents regarding consolidation was conducted through a survey sent to each board member and superintendent in Perry County.

A thorough review of recent literature on consolidation was conducted. Administrators involved in previous consolidation efforts were interviewed. Analysis of the research identifies five specific concerns pertaining to consolidation in Perry County. The concerns are as follows: (a) the maintenance of ...


Effectiveness Of A Truancy Prevention Program In Education Service Regions 15 & 20, Michael W. Harris Jan 1992

Effectiveness Of A Truancy Prevention Program In Education Service Regions 15 & 20, Michael W. Harris

Masters Theses

Truancy is a problem that many school districts must address on a daily basis. One method used to address this problem in Education Service Regions 15 & 20 in southeastern Illinois is a truancy prevention program. This program was presented to six randomly selected second grade classes. Each of these six classes was then paired with a similar second grade class in the same county. This second group of classes was the control group in which no truancy prevention program was presented. The six truancy prevention programs were presented in early September. Attendance rate data were collected for all twelve classes ...


College Students' Knowledge And Adherence To The Food Group Recommendations, Elizabeth Ann Gillins Jan 1992

College Students' Knowledge And Adherence To The Food Group Recommendations, Elizabeth Ann Gillins

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Stricter Enforcement Of The 19-Year Entry Age On Drinking Practices Of Eastern Illinois University Students, G. Sue Harvey Jan 1992

The Influence Of Stricter Enforcement Of The 19-Year Entry Age On Drinking Practices Of Eastern Illinois University Students, G. Sue Harvey

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Infant Feeding Practices And Attitudes Of Selected Kenyan Mothers In The United States, Mary W. Murimi Jan 1992

Infant Feeding Practices And Attitudes Of Selected Kenyan Mothers In The United States, Mary W. Murimi

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Perceived Barriers Of College Students To Making Healthful Food Choices, Melissa L. Reed Jan 1992

Perceived Barriers Of College Students To Making Healthful Food Choices, Melissa L. Reed

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Dietary Fat Related Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors Among College Students, Mardell A. Wilson Jan 1992

Dietary Fat Related Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors Among College Students, Mardell A. Wilson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Developing A Code Of Conduct Policy For Hoopeston-East Lynn High School, Mark C. Conolly Jan 1992

Developing A Code Of Conduct Policy For Hoopeston-East Lynn High School, Mark C. Conolly

Masters Theses

The purpose of this field study was to develop a model code of conduct policy for Hoopeston-East Lynn High School in Hoopeston, Illinois. A survey instrument on school discipline was completed by teachers and students. Results of the survey helped identify discipline problems in the school. Information was obtained pertaining to types of discipline codes used in other schools. These included other school codes as well as prepared codes such as Assertive Discipline, Reality Therapy, and Teacher Effectiveness Training. A committee of faculty members and parents was established to review and discuss types of discipline codes. It was decided that ...


The Development Of A Comprehensive Plan For Gifted Education For Windsor Community Unit #1, Sharon Keck Jan 1992

The Development Of A Comprehensive Plan For Gifted Education For Windsor Community Unit #1, Sharon Keck

Masters Theses

One of the responsibilities of educators is to meet the needs of all students. Since these needs vary according to the student, the opportunities afforded to each student must also be varied. Gifted/talented students need special educational opportunities; otherwise, they may not reach their potential. This study developed a plan to meet the needs of gifted/talented students in a small rural setting. This study encompassed a comprehensive plan for differentiated education in grades K-12 involving the six fundamental learning areas for Windsor Community Unit School District Windsor, Illinois. This comprehensive plan includes a needs assessment, a philosophy statement ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Peer Counselors And Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems At Eastern Illinois University, Kathleen C. Ritten Jan 1992

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of Peer Counselors And Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems At Eastern Illinois University, Kathleen C. Ritten

Masters Theses

Eastern Illinois University, located in east central Illinois, is dedicated to providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable cost for the citizens of the state of Illinois (Eastern Illinois University college catalog). The university's primary mission is to provide its approximately 10,000 students with a comprehensive undergraduate program of liberal studies as they seek degrees in applied sciences, business, education, fine arts, health, physical education and recreation, and liberal arts and sciences (Mission and Goals of Eastern Illinois University). To complement its undergraduate curriculum, Eastern's Graduate School also offers master's and specialist degree ...


A Field Experience: Developing Home Schooling Policy For Bethany Community School District #301, Marilyn Bayley Jan 1992

A Field Experience: Developing Home Schooling Policy For Bethany Community School District #301, Marilyn Bayley

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Parent Involvement Training Program For Chapter I Education In Illinois, Linda Brissenden Jan 1992

A Parent Involvement Training Program For Chapter I Education In Illinois, Linda Brissenden

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.