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Foreign Student Enrollment Planning In Five Oregon Institutions With English As A Second Language Programs, Maureen Denise Sprague Feb 1992

Foreign Student Enrollment Planning In Five Oregon Institutions With English As A Second Language Programs, Maureen Denise Sprague

Dissertations and Theses

Planning for foreign students in institutions of higher education takes many forms. This study set out to find out how this planning takes place within and between three particular units in five universities and colleges in Oregon. The three units chosen as the focus of this study work closely with foreign students in the initial admissions process, in the orientation, visa status and services area of their stay, and thirdly in academic coursework in English as a second language programs. The titles of the units are, the admissions office, the international student services office and the English as a second ...


A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Learning Style Prescriptions And/Or Modality-Based Instruction On The Spelling Achievement Of Fifth-Grade Students, Nancy D'Isa Turner Jan 1992

A Comparative Study Of The Effects Of Learning Style Prescriptions And/Or Modality-Based Instruction On The Spelling Achievement Of Fifth-Grade Students, Nancy D'Isa Turner

Dissertations

Problem

Learning style has been studied extensively across the United States since the early 1970s. Much research has involved Rita and Kenneth Dunns' model and associated Learning Style Inventory. In 1991, Robert Zenhausern developed the Homework Disc software program which correlates with the Dunns' work and yields learning style prescriptions for students. The use of these study strategies at the elementary level has not been broadly examined. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of prescriptions on spelling achievement of fifth-grade students.

Method

A total of 65 students (33 males, 32 females) in three intact groups participated in this study. The ...


The Retention Power Of Pre- And Post-Matriculated First Semester Student Perspectives, Anthony Paul Pellegrini Jan 1992

The Retention Power Of Pre- And Post-Matriculated First Semester Student Perspectives, Anthony Paul Pellegrini

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

This research analyzed the first semester perspectives of university freshmen at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas during the Fall semester of 1991. This study employed the use of inferential and descriptive statistics on pre- and post-matriculated attitudes and perspectives of a power analyzed, randomly selected sample of freshmen students; Summary of data and conclusions. (1) Some respondents were pleased with their visits to the university while they were still in high school. They perceived that the community was behind the university and that there were strong ties between the two entities. Comments regarding the positive appearance of the University ...


Analysis Of Personnel Interview Questions For Student Affairs Positions At Land-Grant Institutions, Theresa Yi-Chin Tung Chiang Jan 1992

Analysis Of Personnel Interview Questions For Student Affairs Positions At Land-Grant Institutions, Theresa Yi-Chin Tung Chiang

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

Personnel issues have always played an important part in any operation. There is no denying the fact that proper selection and placement of individuals could be the key to an organization's success. This study was made to compare the variables assessed and questions asked during final interviews to evaluate the candidates for open positions in the division of student affairs at all public land-grant institutions; The theoretical base for the study stressed the necessity of comparing applicants' abilities. Variables being considered during the interviews were categorized as job knowledge, professional attitude, personal qualities, interpersonal skills and miscellaneous. Using these ...