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Sustaining And Impinging Factors On Teaching Satisfaction Of Effective Middle-Level Teachers, Cheryl D. Hoversten Jan 1992

Sustaining And Impinging Factors On Teaching Satisfaction Of Effective Middle-Level Teachers, Cheryl D. Hoversten

Theses and Dissertations @ UNI

The purpose of this study was to identify the ontogeny of effective middle level teachers. The study was a search through their lives, both professional and private, for those elements that they perceived have contributed to their professional development and consequent attitudes and perspectives on teaching.

A sample of 12 teachers was obtained through reputational-case selection, a process by which teachers were nominated by experts on the basis of their professional expertise. All participants were middle level teachers from two Midwestern states who had at least 10 years of teaching experience.

A career history interview, which focused on critical shifts ...


Professional Development And The Police:, Gehrig Kenneth La Velle Jan 1992

Professional Development And The Police:, Gehrig Kenneth La Velle

Theses and Dissertations @ UNI

The purpose of the study was to examine curricula change in the area of police professional development in England and Wales. More specifically, it was an examination of the process of change in a professional development institution. The intent was to investigate a comparative institutional model that could assist United States police educators and career development. The Police Staff College. known as Bramshill, agreed to participate in the study. A quantitative-interpretive paradigm was used and three study visits were conducted at Bramshill from May 1990 to September 1991. Participants included the Police Group, Directing, and Support Staff. Each participant was ...


Reader-Text Match:, Kathryn Maelou Baxter Jan 1992

Reader-Text Match:, Kathryn Maelou Baxter

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of text difficulty on the comprehension monitoring of above- and below-average readers. The most of the good reader/poor reader comprehension monitoring research, students have been given identical passages. Consequently, the poor readers must read text that is relatively more difficult for them than it is for the better readers.

In this study, 36 fourth graders, 18 above-average readers and 18 below-average readers, were given text on three levels of difficulty, as determined by the Fry readability formula: (a) a second-grade passage for all students, used to reflect the standard ...


An Investigation Of The Types Of Support Perceived Necessary By Iowa Elementary Classroom Teachers For The Integration Of Students Identified As Severely Disabled, Katheryn Ann Kinnard East Jan 1992

An Investigation Of The Types Of Support Perceived Necessary By Iowa Elementary Classroom Teachers For The Integration Of Students Identified As Severely Disabled, Katheryn Ann Kinnard East

Theses and Dissertations @ UNI

The purpose of this study was to investigate Iowa elementary classroom teachers perceptions regarding the conditions required for successfully including students identified as severely disabled in their regular classroom. Specifically, data were gathered to determine the types and ranking of types of support perceived necessary for such inclusion. Additionally, how actual levels of support differed from those deemed necessary and teacher willingness to accept these students were investigated. Comparisons were made between teachers with experience and those without experience in teaching students identified as severely disabled in the regular classroom.

An adapted version of the survey instrument devised by Myles ...


An Investigation Of Selected At Risk Factors In Rural High Schools In The Midwest, Kevin M. Anderson Jan 1992

An Investigation Of Selected At Risk Factors In Rural High Schools In The Midwest, Kevin M. Anderson

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This study investigated the use of selected at risk factors to predict student high school success. In addition, academic and social viewpoints of students in grades 9-11 who had been retained were investigated, as were the perceptions of their parents. The sample was drawn from two public school districts which were representative of rural schools in a Midwestern state. A total of 373 students in grades 9-11 from both districts participated. Data on 26 selected at risk factors were gathered from school records and personnel to determine predictors of school success. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, step-wise multiple regression, and ...