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The Effects Of The Write Source 2000 Program On Adolescent Students With Learning Disabilities In The Area Of Writing, Debra E. Gray Dec 1995

The Effects Of The Write Source 2000 Program On Adolescent Students With Learning Disabilities In The Area Of Writing, Debra E. Gray

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Write Source 2000 Program on adolescent students with learning disabilities in the area of writing. A single-subject was used in this A-B design. In the study the subject was exposed to various writing techniques found in the Write Source 2000 Program. A pre-writing sample was taken before treatment began. This writing sample was assessed with a Rubric Writing Assessment. Mid-way through treatment another writing sample was taken and assessed with the Rubric Writing Assessment. The student was also at this time placed into a regular education classroom where ...


Perceptions Of Regular Education And Special Education Professionals Regarding Involvement In The Iep Process, Donna B. Howland Dec 1995

Perceptions Of Regular Education And Special Education Professionals Regarding Involvement In The Iep Process, Donna B. Howland

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

Special education and regular education professionals in public high schools in Virginia were surveyed regarding their perceptions of student, parent, special and regular educator involvement in the IEP conference. The survey aimed to compare the teachers' perceptions on the ideal level of involvement with what actually occurs in the schools. Students and regular education teachers had lower levels of actual involvement in the IEP conference than the teachers believed it should be. Furthermore, both groups of teachers indicated that the primary responsibility for developing the IEP should fall to the special education professional.


The Analysis Of Methods Of Instruction In College Algebra And Trigonometry Courses In The Langston University Department Of Mathematics, Cristie L. Bostic Dec 1995

The Analysis Of Methods Of Instruction In College Algebra And Trigonometry Courses In The Langston University Department Of Mathematics, Cristie L. Bostic

McCabe Thesis Collection

In 1978, a recurring effort was made to remedy the constant decline of test scores in the area of mathematics around the country (Milhalko, 1978). At this time educational methods of "back-to-basics" and "competency-based" programs were seen as the solutions to the drastic decline in test scores and the decrease in interest among students in mathematics courses. Seventeen years later, teachers of mathematics in both the secondary schools and universities (entry level courses) are confronted daily with students who possess a fear of mathematics, students who are unwilling, uninterested, and unable to learn the concepts in mathematics, and students who ...


Volume 09, Number 01, Richard F. Welch Editor Dec 1995

Volume 09, Number 01, Richard F. Welch Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 09, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Regular And Special Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Role In A Collaborative Teaching Model, Kristen Philbrick Dec 1995

Regular And Special Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Role In A Collaborative Teaching Model, Kristen Philbrick

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to investigate regular and special education teachers' perceptions of their role in a collaborative teaching model ..The subjects of this study were (N=39) from elementary, middle, and high school levels . A self-developed survey was used in collecting data for this research. Responses were categorized as either regular or special education, and how much question items were representative of each teacher's particular classroom situation. An independent sample t-test was used to determine any significant differences between the perceptions of regular and special education teachers. A. Pearson-r was used to examine any significant relationships ...


The Road To Classroom Change, Thomas R. Guskey, Kent D. Peterson Dec 1995

The Road To Classroom Change, Thomas R. Guskey, Kent D. Peterson

Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Faculty Publications

Before school-based decision making can change teaching and learning for the better, we must make some changes in the reform itself.


Interactive Television In The Classroom: A Comparison Of Student Math Achievement Among Three Instructional Settings, Sherri L. Hodge-Hardin Dec 1995

Interactive Television In The Classroom: A Comparison Of Student Math Achievement Among Three Instructional Settings, Sherri L. Hodge-Hardin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A dramatic expansion of distance learning through the use of interactive television (ITV) is allowing colleges and universities to offer students potentially unlimited access to educational and training opportunities. While the expanding information age beckons us to consider mechanisms for using communication technologies for the benefit of meeting the needs of learners in a variety of locations, the question may be raised--Is ITV an effective medium of instruction? This study examined the effectiveness of using an interactive television system to broadcast developmental algebra classes at East Tennessee State University. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were ...


Mcmillan Magnet School: A Case History Of A School Acquiring A Critical Mass Of Computer Technology And Internet Connectivity, Neal Grandgenett, Neal Topp, Bob Pawloski, Pamy Mooney, Kerry Newman, Robert Goeman, Wayne Fisher Nov 1995

Mcmillan Magnet School: A Case History Of A School Acquiring A Critical Mass Of Computer Technology And Internet Connectivity, Neal Grandgenett, Neal Topp, Bob Pawloski, Pamy Mooney, Kerry Newman, Robert Goeman, Wayne Fisher

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

McMillan Magnet Center is located in urban Omaha, Nebraska, and specializes in math, computers, and communications. Once a junior high school, it was converted to a magnet center for seventh and eighth graders in the 1983-84 school year as part of Omaha's voluntary desegregation plan. Now 'the ethnic makeup of the student population is about 50% black and 50% white, with a few other minorities. This document seeks to archive McMillan's success in its mission to become a technology magnet school, including nationally recognized achievements in ~ethnology integration and Internet connectivity. McMillan's technological leadership came about thanks ...


Unlv Magazine, Donna Mcaleer, Francisco Menendez Oct 1995

Unlv Magazine, Donna Mcaleer, Francisco Menendez

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


1995-1997 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 1995

1995-1997 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

1995-1997 undergraduate catalog of Morehead State University.


1995-1996 Graduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 1995

1995-1996 Graduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

1995-1996 graduate catalog of Morehead State University.


"Modern Mathematics" At Sonoma State University, C. E. Falbo Oct 1995

"Modern Mathematics" At Sonoma State University, C. E. Falbo

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


1995-1996 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College Oct 1995

1995-1996 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Technological Revolution And The Black Studies Curriculum: A Course Proposal, Abdul Alkalimat Sep 1995

Technological Revolution And The Black Studies Curriculum: A Course Proposal, Abdul Alkalimat

Trotter Review

A technological revolution is changing the world. The computer is fast becoming the universal tool in all aspects of work, production and communication, and innovations in bio-technology are fast transforming agriculture and health. The main impact of this technological revolution has been to restructure the economy, both the centers of accumulation as well as the labor process. It is also restructuring the methods by which people communicate, form and maintain communities. In general, the objective basis of social life is being fundamentally changed.

This essay proposes a basic course that not only focuses on the technological revolution, but should be ...


Upgrading High School Math: A Look At Three Transition Courses, Paula A. White, Andrew C. Porter, Adam Gamoran, John Smithson Sep 1995

Upgrading High School Math: A Look At Three Transition Courses, Paula A. White, Andrew C. Porter, Adam Gamoran, John Smithson

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs focuses on the nature of instruction in transition math courses, the consequences of student placement in the new transition courses, and the linkages among course type, course content, and student achievement. The findings presented here are based on both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from seven high school across four districts in two states.

We studied transition math courses in seven high schools in San Diego and San Francisco in California and in Buffalo and Rochester in New York. We chose schools that had high percentages of minority and low-income students, because the problem ...


Toward A Theory Of Thematic Curricula: Constructing New Learning Environments For Teachers & Learners, Carole Cook Freeman, Harris Sokoloff Sep 1995

Toward A Theory Of Thematic Curricula: Constructing New Learning Environments For Teachers & Learners, Carole Cook Freeman, Harris Sokoloff

GSE Publications

A theory of thematic curriculum emerged during the development of a unit on pets, entitled Pets & Me. The unit was designed through a school/university partnership for children pre-school to grade 5. Analysis of data collected during the unit's development and field tests supports a dynamic view of curriculum that challenges policy makers to rethink policies that begin from a view of curriculum as a static list of "facts" to be learned or "topics" to be mastered. Reflection on the project led to the differentiation of three distinct constructs: (1) facts and information, (2) topics, and (3) themes. Each ...


Tip Sheets: Risk Management In School-Based Service-Learning, Lisa Gray Aug 1995

Tip Sheets: Risk Management In School-Based Service-Learning, Lisa Gray

Curriculum

Included in packet:

  • Risk Management and Liability Tip Sheet
  • Service Leaming Program Coordinator Job Description
  • ASLER Standards for School-Based Service-Learning
  • Students In Action (SIA) volunteer application
  • Service Leaming Volunteer Contract
  • Student Progress Report
  • Parental Approval form
  • Medical Release form
  • Service Leaming Agreement and Release form
  • Volunteer Driver Checklist


The Effect Of A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Modeled-Reading Comprehension Strategy On Special Education Students, Gary J. Lisman Aug 1995

The Effect Of A Neuro-Linguistic Programming Modeled-Reading Comprehension Strategy On Special Education Students, Gary J. Lisman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to test the effectiveness of a Neuro-Linguistic

Programming modeled-reading comprehension strategy. This lower order thinking strategy treatment was tested on seven special education students from three suburban middle schools in western New York.

This treatment was intended to develop the subject's ability to create images from written language. First, students drew pictures of sentences read to them by their teacher. Next, the teacher asked students questions about the visual, auditory and kinesthetic submodalities of their pictures; students were urged to add missing details. Once students could draw and sequence pictures adequately, they were instructed to ...


Environmental Awareness As A Distinguishing Factor That Differentiates Special Education Students From Their Regular Education Peers, Deborah Broikou Aug 1995

Environmental Awareness As A Distinguishing Factor That Differentiates Special Education Students From Their Regular Education Peers, Deborah Broikou

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to distinguish the differences between special education and regular education students regarding their awareness of environmental changes in the classroom.

The subjects in this study were from a suburban school district in New York State. Of the sixteen students involved, eight were from a self-contained special education first grade class. The other eight students were randomly selected from a regular education first grade class.

Alterations were made to the classroom environment (twice a week for four weeks). The days of the week and the alterations were staggered to avoid alerting the students to the ...


Investigations Of Whole Language Teachers' Practices In Literacy Development, Patricia Ramon Jul 1995

Investigations Of Whole Language Teachers' Practices In Literacy Development, Patricia Ramon

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' use of whole language practices in language arts classrooms to determine if teachers' attitudes and philosophies about whole language influence their teaching. Previous research studies in the area of whole language practices indicate that teachers' preexisting philosophical outlooks concerning language influence the effectiveness of their whole language practices.

The research questions dealt with teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of a whole language instructional approach. The study also focused on factors that influenced teachers to utilize whole language practices.

Four self-professed whole language teachers participated in this qualitative research study. Data were ...


A Comparison Of Kentwood Public Schools' Algebra Standards And The Ucsmp Algebra Objectives, Carol A. Farrer Jul 1995

A Comparison Of Kentwood Public Schools' Algebra Standards And The Ucsmp Algebra Objectives, Carol A. Farrer

Masters Theses

This paper compares the Standards written by Kentwood Public Schools in Kentwood, Michigan for its algebra course and the objectives of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project Algebra textbook. The paper includes an examination of national recommendations and publications which influenced the authors of the UCSMP text and the national and state publications which influenced Kentwood's Mathematics Curriculum Committee. Lessons are provided for Kentwood's algebra teachers for the few instances where the objectives of the textbook do not meet the district's standards.


An Extended Year Program For At-Risk Middle School Children, Karen Patrice Flanigan Jul 1995

An Extended Year Program For At-Risk Middle School Children, Karen Patrice Flanigan

Masters Theses

At the beginning of this century only 6% of the American population even received a high school diploma. Now that diploma is so necessary that our society can no longer support or afford any undereducated citizens. Every year there is less and less room for them in the work force.; The states and school districts are reacting to this by trying to identify these at-risk children and to pose interventions to keep them in school. This is one account of an extended year program that was implemented for at-risk middle school children. The research focuses on the characteristics of these ...


Helping Teachers Teach Well: Transforming Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran Jun 1995

Helping Teachers Teach Well: Transforming Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief from 1995 reviews what was known about professional development. The brief discusses its organization, costs, and effects on practice. It also suggests some principles to guide professional development in the future and offers a framework for designing and assessing policies and programs.


A Look At The Academic Benefits Of Multi-Age Science Instruction In Kindergarten, Margaret M. Johnson Jun 1995

A Look At The Academic Benefits Of Multi-Age Science Instruction In Kindergarten, Margaret M. Johnson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Multiage classroom instruction is currently receiving more attention in the public schools in the United States. The opportunity to teach in a multiage setting is becoming more readily available to educators. The primary objective of this research is to study the effects of multiage grouping on the levels of knowledge and comprehension of kindergarten students. The researcher instructed using single grade and multiage groupings to see if in effect there was a difference in the performance of the kindergarten students.

Students were assessed and the results were then compared. The results obtained by this research were not statistically significant, but ...


Special And Vocational Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Responsibility For Implementing Transition Objectives, Cindy Marie Driver May 1995

Special And Vocational Education Teachers' Perceptions Of Responsibility For Implementing Transition Objectives, Cindy Marie Driver

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

Subjects from eight school districts in Central Virginia were surveyed. The sample included 73 secondary- school (grades 9 - 12) vocational education teachers from general academic public schools and 46 secondary {9 - 12 grades) special education teachers from public schools.

T-tests revealed significant differences in attitudes toward transition between the two groups. Special education teachers displayed significantly more awareness of transition goals, involvement in implementing these goals and increased communication about transition goals. Vocational education teachers indicated that they should attend the IEP meeting and have involvement in writing transition goals, but that they generally are not involved in either.

Transition ...


Volume 08, Number 03, Richard F. Welch Editor May 1995

Volume 08, Number 03, Richard F. Welch Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 08, Number 03 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Service-Learning Guide Book: Designed For Curriculum-Based Service-Learning, Steven W. Dieleman May 1995

Service-Learning Guide Book: Designed For Curriculum-Based Service-Learning, Steven W. Dieleman

Curriculum

This guidebook includes: Part One -Essential Components of Service Learning; Part Two-A Process for Designing Service-Learning Opportunities with Students; Part Three-Administrative Forms for Service Learning; Part Four-Student Assessment and Reflection in Service -Learning; Part Five-Changing and Improving Schools and Communities through Service-Learning; Part Six-School-Business Partnership Promoting Student Achievement and Service-Learning; Part Seven-Examples of Service-Learning


Views Of African American Males On Their Educational Experiences, G. Najmah Abdulmateen May 1995

Views Of African American Males On Their Educational Experiences, G. Najmah Abdulmateen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study examined the opinions of African American males on the American educational system through an analysis of their expressions about their educational experiences. The researcher interviewed 40 African American Males in the following categories: second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grades, high school graduates and high school dropouts. There were five subjects interviewed for each category. A set of eight questions was used to ascertain the opinions of these young men. The researcher compiled a listing of the raw data as well as charts that quantify the interview results. The findings indicate that school districts should examine their ...


An Analysis Of Curricular Options Currently Used In High School Resource Rooms For Students With Learning Disabilities In Virginia, Dana Harrison Apr 1995

An Analysis Of Curricular Options Currently Used In High School Resource Rooms For Students With Learning Disabilities In Virginia, Dana Harrison

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

This study examined the curricular approaches for students with learning disabilities in high school resource rooms in the state of Virginia . Sixty-five resource room teachers participated in the study. Subjects completed a 25 item likert-type scale survey which reflected the five basic ·curricular opt ions for students with learning disabilities. Subjects were required to indicate the extent to which he or she emphasized the statement in the classroom. Descriptive Statistics, an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and a Tukey Test of Multiple Comparisons were used to analyze the data. The results of the ANOVA revealed that Curricular Options (the Within factor ...


Curriculum Integration And The Disciplines Of Knowledge, James A. Beane Apr 1995

Curriculum Integration And The Disciplines Of Knowledge, James A. Beane

Service Learning, General

At a conference on curriculum integration, a speaker who admitted that he had only recently been introduced to the concept said, "From a quick look at various readings, it seems that the disciplines of knowledge are the enemy of curriculum integration." Unwittingly or not, he had gone straight to the heart of perhaps the most contentious issue in current conversations about curriculum integration. Simply put, the issue is this: If we move away from the subject-centered approach to curriculum organization, will the disciplines of knowledge be abandoned or lost in the shuffle?