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1994

Professional studies in education

Curriculum and Instruction

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Outcomes Of Workplace Literacy Training In A Midwest Industrial Center , Esther Marina Ledesma Jan 1994

Outcomes Of Workplace Literacy Training In A Midwest Industrial Center , Esther Marina Ledesma

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of a workplace literacy (pre-apprenticeship) training program on workers' goal attainment, job performance, and personal life. In addition, the study examined the impact of the training on employees' work-related attitudes including job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and job involvement. Two major questions were of concern: 1) whether workplace literacy training affects attitudes related to an individual's personal life and their work, and 2) the extent to which the program benefited the organization for which the trainees work;A survey was administered to 60 workers who completed the workplace literacy program ...


Vertical Leadership Team Training For Effective Schools: An Iowa Case Study , Irene Mckinney Jan 1994

Vertical Leadership Team Training For Effective Schools: An Iowa Case Study , Irene Mckinney

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was threefold. It described a vertical leadership team training project for the effective schools program, defined the combination of the training components needed to facilitate rapid school change via vertical leadership teams, and determined the status of school effectiveness across the state of Iowa. This effective schools study targeted rural, small, poor schools rather than the usual big city, inner city, poor, minority effective schools study. A review of school improvement literature from Coleman (1966) to Calwelti (1994) as well as the continuing decline in achievement of American students when compared to other industrialized nations ...


Identifying Differences In Testing Attitudes, Practices, And Concerns Of Teachers In Outcome- And Nonoutcome-Based Elementary Schools , Janet F. Rope Jan 1994

Identifying Differences In Testing Attitudes, Practices, And Concerns Of Teachers In Outcome- And Nonoutcome-Based Elementary Schools , Janet F. Rope

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to determine whether implementation of the outcome-based education (OBE) model was accompanied by a shift in teacher attitudes, practices, and concerns about student assessment. A total of 96 Iowa elementary school teachers in grades one through five volunteered to participate in this study about classroom assessment. Sixty-six teachers in outcome-based schools and 30 teachers in nonoutcome-based schools completed the 20-item questionnaire. In particular, it tried to verify teachers' attitudes about assessment-related decisions, the level of use of six different types of assessment instruments, and the primary concerns of teachers about each test type. The study also attempted ...