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The Mayer Key Competencies And Arts Education, Jennifer Bryce, Adrian Beavis, Joan Livermore, John O'Toole Feb 2010

The Mayer Key Competencies And Arts Education, Jennifer Bryce, Adrian Beavis, Joan Livermore, John O'Toole

Dr Jennifer Bryce

This report Is the major outcome of the project Evaluating the Key Competencies In the Arts conducted by the National Affiliation of Arts Educators (NAAE) and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA). The report uses the voices of arts teachers to show how the key competencies may have a generic function across the five arts areas and to explain how the construct of 'competency' makes sense In the arts field.


Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Olympic E.S.D. Science Training Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Olympic E.S.D. Science Training Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Between the end of August and November, 1996, the Western Washington University Office of Survey Research conducted a survey of school principals and superintendents' offices in the Olympic ESD. The survey was initiated by Western Washington University Extended Programs with the goal of exploring the kinds of inservice training needed by science teachers in the Olympic ESD.


Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Survey Of Kitsap Employers Regarding Computer Science Needs, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Western Washington University Extended Programs: 1996 Survey Of Kitsap Employers Regarding Computer Science Needs, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey to determine the need for more computer science training courses or what kind of courses needed for the jobs surveyed.


Wwu 1996 Survey Of Recent Graduates (Class Of '95), Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Wwu 1996 Survey Of Recent Graduates (Class Of '95), Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of the 1995 graduates of Western Washington University.


A Comparison Of Assessment Practices Between General And Special Education Teachers, Richard Lee Orr, Jr. Dec 1996

A Comparison Of Assessment Practices Between General And Special Education Teachers, Richard Lee Orr, Jr.

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine (a) the types of assessment formats that are being used in classrooms today,; (b) if a significant difference exists between general education and special education teachers' choices of assessment formats,; and, (c) if teachers' assessment training background correlated with the number or type of assessment formats chosen. One hundred thirty two middle school general and special education teachers from the state of Virginia were surveyed with a 22-item survey to determine how often each teacher used certain assessment formats in their classrooms.

Results showed that these teachers use a variety of assessment ...


Development, Progress, And Accomplishments Of Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University 1990 To 1996, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson Dec 1996

Development, Progress, And Accomplishments Of Institutional Assessment At Western Washington University 1990 To 1996, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye, Carl Simpson

Office of Survey Research

Report 1996-02: Development, Progress, and Accomplishments of Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University-1990 to 1996 The fall of 1996 marked six years of assessment efforts at Western. In December, 1996, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing produced a six-year retrospective of its work. The original purpose of the Washington State's assessment movement was to improve the quality of programs and provide performance accountability. These basic tenets have changed little in six years. Moreover, assessment did not just begin at Western in 1990. Before the statewide mandate for assessment, Western was already carrying out assessment activities: for instance, end-of-program ...


Library Survey Fall '96: Library Personnel, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey Fall '96: Library Personnel, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by library personnel intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Library Survey, Fall 1996: Faculty, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey, Fall 1996: Faculty, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by the university faculty intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


Library Survey, Fall 1996: Staff/Admin., Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1996

Library Survey, Fall 1996: Staff/Admin., Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Western libraries by university staff and administrators intended to provide a base of information to help guide an in-depth assessment and planning effort aimed at improving Western's library system.


A Case Study Of Academic Achievement Of African American Males, Loistean Mason Dec 1996

A Case Study Of Academic Achievement Of African American Males, Loistean Mason

Dissertations

Several areas are often identified as barriers to the academic achievement of African American males. They include racial inequality, segregation between schools, segregation within schools, cultural insensitivity to learning styles, the theory of cultural deprivation, teacher/student interaction, and the discipline of African American students. The study was conducted in a Midwestern school with a predominantly African American student body and faculty at the end of the final grading period before graduation. This study of 12th-grade males sought to determine if the climate of an African American high school with African American administrators and faculty would enhance the achievement of ...


An Annotated Bibliography Of Workplace Basic Education Resources And Readings: 1996 Update., Dave Tout, M Renshaw, J Kindler Nov 1996

An Annotated Bibliography Of Workplace Basic Education Resources And Readings: 1996 Update., Dave Tout, M Renshaw, J Kindler

David (Dave) Tout

No abstract provided.


The Graduate Assistantship: Facilitator Of Graduate Students' Professional Socialization, Laura W. Perna, Cynthia Hudgins Nov 1996

The Graduate Assistantship: Facilitator Of Graduate Students' Professional Socialization, Laura W. Perna, Cynthia Hudgins

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


School Students And Part-Time Work, Lyn Robinson Oct 1996

School Students And Part-Time Work, Lyn Robinson

LSAY Research Reports

This report is about student-workers. The youthful part-time workers encountered in supermarket delicatessens, hot bread shops and fast food stores throughout Australia in the 1990s are very likely to also be full-time secondary school students. Over the past two to three decades, the increasing number of students who combine study at school with part-time employment outside of school hours has been widely observed, although estimates of how many school students have jobs vary greatly. Furthermore, while the trend has been well recognised, its implications have frequently been overlooked. Consideration of the student-worker phenomenon gives rise to a number of questions ...


Fact Book 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1996

Fact Book 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This fifteenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily used format. I hope this provides a profile of UNO that will expand your understanding of our institution.


The Graduation Efficiency Index: An Alternative Measure Of Time-To Degree Progress, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Oct 1996

The Graduation Efficiency Index: An Alternative Measure Of Time-To Degree Progress, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Survey Research

Western has an access problem. While more students than ever want to come to Western, more students than ever are having to be turned away. There simply isn't the space. Fueled by the University's continued emphasis on academic excellence, regular placement among regional "best" in national publications, and the population influx known as the baby boom echo, Western has been inundated with the state's college-bound population. The Washington State Legislature, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Office of Financial Management-these bodies plus average citizens are hopeful that Western can address the access issue and let more students ...


Student Demand For Enhanced Recreational Facilities, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Oct 1996

Student Demand For Enhanced Recreational Facilities, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

Western's recreational facilities, espe¬cially indoor facilities, fall notably short of those of the other regional universities and of that which is typical of well-funded private universities. On the other hand,"Western students have selected to attend Western, we know them to be very active in intramurals, and they express extremely high satisfaction with Western and with Western/Bellingham as a place to live. That is, we have reason to expect both that students may be satisfied and that they may be dissatisfied with the current recreational facilities at Western. The purpose of this survey is to bring evidence ...


1996 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 1996

1996 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

Fall 1996 issue of the Nutshell.


Enrollment Report - Fall 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1996

Enrollment Report - Fall 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


National Assessments Of Teacher Quality, Richard M. Ingersoll Oct 1996

National Assessments Of Teacher Quality, Richard M. Ingersoll

GSE Publications

This report addresses the issue of evaluating and measuring the quality of school teachers. In particular, it speaks to the problem of assessing the competence, performance and effectiveness of elementary and secondary teachers through large-scale national sample surveys. Its objective is to provide a foundation and springboard for thinking about the conceptual and methodological issues underlying the development of national survey measures of teacher quality. This paper will not attempt to conceive or construct such measures or indicators themselves. Rather, it seeks to provide background to such efforts. Its role is to review the range of contemporary thought on assessing ...


Student Demand For Extended Library Hours, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Sep 1996

Student Demand For Extended Library Hours, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

The goal of this brief issue of Focus is.to report our findings concerning the relative student demand for various possible extensions of library hours. Western's libraries have received requests and suggestions concerning the extension of library hours. The need to balance service to Western students against the cost of extending Wilson Library's operating hours called for additional information. At the request of the Acting Director of Libraries, Marian Alexander, the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing and the Office of Survey Research undertook a brief survey to examine the likely value to students of various possible additions ...


Additional Evidence On The Cognitive Effects Of College Racial Composition: A Research Note., Ernest T. Pascarella, Marcia Edison, Amaury Nora, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Patrick Terenzini Aug 1996

Additional Evidence On The Cognitive Effects Of College Racial Composition: A Research Note., Ernest T. Pascarella, Marcia Edison, Amaury Nora, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Patrick Terenzini

Linda Serra Hagedorn

The relative cognitive impacts on Black students' attendance at historically Black versus predominantly White colleges were investigated. Controlling for individual precollege ability, average precollege ability of the students attending each institution, gender, socio-economic origins, academic motivation, age, credit hours taken, work responsibilities, place of residence, and types of coursework taken, Black students attending the 2 Black colleges did as well or better than their counterparts at the 16 predominantly White institutions on standardized measures of writing skills and science reasoning administered at the end of the second year of college.


Completing School In Australia: Trends In The 1990s, Stephen Lamb Aug 1996

Completing School In Australia: Trends In The 1990s, Stephen Lamb

LSAY Research Reports

To help examine the recent downturn in school completion rates in Australia this report makes use of two sources of data. The first is from the Schools Australia series published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The figures provided by this series are compiled from enrolment information collected from schools by individual state and territory departments of education as well as by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. The figures provide aggregate information on school retention and participation by state and school system. The second set of data is from the Australian Youth Survey which ...


National College Health Risk Behavior Survey Of Western Washington University Students, Spring, 1995, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Patricia M. Fabiano, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1996

National College Health Risk Behavior Survey Of Western Washington University Students, Spring, 1995, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Patricia M. Fabiano, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

In May, 1995, the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey-developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-was mailed to 1,000 randomly selected Western Washington University students. The final tally of completed forms was 482, a 48.2% survey response rate. The National College Health Risk Behavior Survey was established by the CDC to monitor the prevalence of behaviors most influencing the health of college students. In addition to Western students, the survey was administered to over 10,000 representative college students nationwide. (Baseline data from that administration was not available at the time of the publication ...


Elementary Teachers’ And Principals’ Perceptions Of Principal Leadership Style And School Social Organization, Thomas Jack Evans Aug 1996

Elementary Teachers’ And Principals’ Perceptions Of Principal Leadership Style And School Social Organization, Thomas Jack Evans

Dissertations

The context of teaching has dramatically changed over the last several decades following two national waves of educational reform. Researchers have focused attention on the social restructuring of schools (Liebermann, 1992) and appropriate leadership strategies, such as transformational leadership (Leithwood, 1993; Sergiovanni, 1990), for achieving comprehensive changes leading toward increased school effectiveness. Leadership that can stimulate "bottom-up" participation from teachers and principals in efforts to restructure schools has been recommended (Rowan, 1990; Sergiovanni, 1994). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between elementary principals’ use of transformational leadership strategies as determined by teacher reports and the ...


A Study Of Preprofessional Grade Point Average As A Predictor Of Success For Physical Therapy Majors At Langston University, Jocelyn Evans Jul 1996

A Study Of Preprofessional Grade Point Average As A Predictor Of Success For Physical Therapy Majors At Langston University, Jocelyn Evans

McCabe Thesis Collection

Admission criteria for allied health programs have been studied to determine the success a student will have in a given program. Program admissions committees seek students who will perform the best, didactically and clinically, completing the program and demonstrating the potential to pass the professional exams. In an effort to determine which students will successfully complete professional health programs, studies have been conducted to help predict which tools of selection are of most value. Included as variables in these studies to predict success in allied health programs are prerequisite grade point average (pre-GPA), science grade point average (sci-GPA), interview scores ...


Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman Jul 1996

Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The adult remedial reader often exhibits diverse needs which are necessary to be taken into consideration amid remediation efforts. Low self-esteem, sense of failure, and dependency upon trusted teachers, family, and friends briefly describe the obstacles which the adult learner must contend with. This is a case study of a 38 year old woman attending Adult Basic Education classes in an urban community. Despite having progressed through the twelfth grade, her educational experiences were generally inconsistent and academically unsuccessful. The subject read at a second grade independent reading level and exhibited great need in phonological awareness at the initial stages ...


Enrollment Report - Summer 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1996

Enrollment Report - Summer 1996, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Meanings Underlying Student Ratings Of Faculty, Carolyn Ridenour, Stephen J. Blatt Jul 1996

Meanings Underlying Student Ratings Of Faculty, Carolyn Ridenour, Stephen J. Blatt

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine how undergraduate students interpret the items on a faculty evaluation instrument. Most research on faculty evaluation is quantitative (Marsh and Bailey 1993). Our first study was also quantitative. After we produced a profile of quantitative ratings of faculty by students across all departments in our university in an earlier study, we wanted to go beneath the numbers to their meaning. We designed the present qualitative study to investigate what the items on that form meant to students.


Preoccupational Segregation Among First-Year College Students: An Application Of The Duncan Dissimilarity Index., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Amaury Nora, Ernest T. Pascarella Jun 1996

Preoccupational Segregation Among First-Year College Students: An Application Of The Duncan Dissimilarity Index., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Amaury Nora, Ernest T. Pascarella

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Annual earnings continue to be unequal across gender and racial lines. One reason for this disparity is occupational segregation, the overrepresentation of women and minorities in lower-paying jobs and occupations. This study involved an investigation of what could be considered the roots of subsequent occupational segregation among male and female minority and male and female non-minority first-year college students in relation to college major. A measure of preoccupational segregation was quantified through the use of the Duncan Dissimilarity Index. Findings indicated that preoccupational levels of segregation in the form of selection of college majors are not as prevalent as those ...


Teacher Survey To Accompany The Spring, '96 Sehome Student Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Jun 1996

Teacher Survey To Accompany The Spring, '96 Sehome Student Survey, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

A survey of Sehome High School teachers to find out how engaged high school students are at their high school.