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The Effects Pf Parent Involvement On Young African American Head Start Children's Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem, Annie L. Osby Dec 1998

The Effects Pf Parent Involvement On Young African American Head Start Children's Academic Achievement And Self-Esteem, Annie L. Osby

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of parent involvement on young African American Head start children's academic achievement and self-esteem. The experimental method of research employing the Pre-test/ Post-test Control Group Design was used. Forty-four Head Start students participated in this study: twenty-two were randomly assigned to the control group and twenty-two to the experimental group, respectively. Parents of children in the experimental group received parent involvement training, and parents of children in the control group did not. The Brigance Kindergarten and First Grade Screen and the Self-Esteem Index were administered to both groups in ...


Factors Which Cause Families To Home School Their Children In Northeast Tennessee, Tony G. England Dec 1998

Factors Which Cause Families To Home School Their Children In Northeast Tennessee, Tony G. England

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem which this researcher investigated centered around the motivational factors which caused parents to educate their children at home. The purpose of this study was to assess the factors as perceived to cause families to home school their children. This study of home school education offered the opportunity to examine the dynamics within home schooling families as they conducted a non-traditional educational alternative. The study may provide information and insight to assist public school policy makers in considering inclusion of program components presently perceived as missing. Two home school associations in upper East Tennessee responded to a home school ...


Moral Purposes Of Successful Teachers, Richard H. Aubrey Dec 1998

Moral Purposes Of Successful Teachers, Richard H. Aubrey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe the moral purposes of successful teachers. Moral purpose was defined as the values and beliefs associated with serving society and serving individuals other than oneself Key informant interviews were conducted with the 18 finalists for Tennessee Teacher of the Year. Interviewees, were asked four basic questions: (1) Why did you choose teaching as a career? (2) How would you describe your moral purpose in teaching? (3) Has your moral purpose changed over time? (4) How would you describe the teacher's role in society? Data were analyzed qualitatively. Detailed profiles of each ...


Profile Of Planning: A Study Of A Three Year Project On The Implementation Of Collaborative Library Media Programs, Sybil M. Farwell Nov 1998

Profile Of Planning: A Study Of A Three Year Project On The Implementation Of Collaborative Library Media Programs, Sybil M. Farwell

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The implementation of collaborative planning and teaching models in ten flexibly scheduled elementary and middle school library media centers was studied to determine which factors facilitated the collaborative planning process and to learn what occurs when library media specialists (LMSs) and classroom teachers (CTs) plan together. In this qualitative study, 61 principals, CTs, and LMSs were interviewed on a range of topics including the principal’s role, school climate, the value of team planning, the importance of information literacy instruction, and the ideal learning environment. Other data sources were observations, videotapes of planning sessions, and documents. This three-year school reform ...


Content-Area Teachers' Perceptions Of The Effect Of The Meta Training On Their Instructional Practices, Sylvia R. Crespo Nov 1998

Content-Area Teachers' Perceptions Of The Effect Of The Meta Training On Their Instructional Practices, Sylvia R. Crespo

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the content-area teachers' perceptions of the effect that compliance with the teacher training for content-area teachers of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students mandated by the Consent Decree had on their instructional practices within the content-area classroom. In order to provide an overview of the factors which had an effect on the content-area teachers' mandated training, various areas were reviewed: history of legislative actions that led up to the Consent Decree; stipulations set forth in the Consent Decree; Miami-Dade County Public Schools District LEP Plan including stipulations for teacher training; research on teacher ...


The Cooperation Movement: Writing And Mass Education, 1890-1930, David R. Russell Nov 1998

The Cooperation Movement: Writing And Mass Education, 1890-1930, David R. Russell

English Publications

The cooperation movement (c. 1900-1930) was the first in a series of twentieth century attempts to broaden responsibility for language instruction by involving faculty across the curriculum, the most recent of which is the current writing-across-the-curriculum movement. Cooperation in language instruction was another of the widespread urban educational reforms of the Progressive Era (c. 1900-1920). Cooperation was fundamentally a response to the new structural and curricular differentiation of modern secondary and higher education, which in turn reflected the specialization of knowledge and work in urban industrial society. Its theory shaped by organicist social thought, its practice by scientific management, the ...


Turned On Teachers Help Students Tune In To Geography, Chester Smolski Oct 1998

Turned On Teachers Help Students Tune In To Geography, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"If you hear your youngster just home from school talking about some local issues related to transportation, land use, natural resources, air quality, water pollution, zoning, population growth or economic development, you can bet that she has been turned on by her geography teacher."


Volume 12, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1998

Volume 12, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 12, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Flarr Pages #14: Web Pages As Teaching Tools, Part Ii, Lourdes T. Tolosa Oct 1998

Flarr Pages #14: Web Pages As Teaching Tools, Part Ii, Lourdes T. Tolosa

FLARR Pages

Now to the practicalities of having a Web Site: class use, what to include, time involved, rules of thumb.


Flarr Pages #13: Web Pages As Teaching Tools, I, Lourdes T. Tolosa Oct 1998

Flarr Pages #13: Web Pages As Teaching Tools, I, Lourdes T. Tolosa

FLARR Pages

The World Wide Web (WWW) is a mysterious realm for many of us. However, every day, educators as well as students are presented with learning opportunities that can only be found using technology. Each minute, we become more aware of the possibilities that we have if we know how to use the web and how to work with it.


1998-2000 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University. Oct 1998

1998-2000 Undergraduate Catalog, Morehead State University.

Morehead State Catalog Archives

1998-2000 undergraduate catalog of Morehead State University.


Challenging The Norms: Democracy, Empowering Education, And Negotiating The Curriculum, Joshua Sean Thomases Oct 1998

Challenging The Norms: Democracy, Empowering Education, And Negotiating The Curriculum, Joshua Sean Thomases

All Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

Discusses the principles of a democratic classroom, and how implementing these principles can create a powerful environment where extensive and in-depth learning truly happens.


Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth, Chris Johnson Oct 1998

Unlv Magazine, Barbara Cloud, Laurie Fruth, Chris Johnson

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


1998-1999 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College Oct 1998

1998-1999 Academic Catalog, Cedarville College

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Academic Learning Time In Physical Education In Ghana – A Descriptive Analytic Study, Jonathan Osbert Ayi Ammah Sep 1998

Academic Learning Time In Physical Education In Ghana – A Descriptive Analytic Study, Jonathan Osbert Ayi Ammah

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The purpose of this study was to utilize the Academic Learning Time-Physical Education (ALT-PE) observational instrument to describe the ALT-PE patterns of students in physical education classes. The Academic Learning Time - Physical Education (ALT-PE) Version 2 with slight modification was used for data collection. Five graduate students served as observers/coders.

Eleven undergraduate preservice teachers from the University College of Education of Winneba, Ghana and their Junior Secondary School students were the subjects for the study. In all, 60 lessons were observed using 160 target students. Data collected were treated using percentages and mean scores.

The results of this study ...


The University Of Iowa General Catalog 1998-2000, University Of Iowa Aug 1998

The University Of Iowa General Catalog 1998-2000, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa General Catalogs

No abstract provided.


High School Block Scheduling As A Stimulus: A Multiple-Site Case Study, William H. Phelps Aug 1998

High School Block Scheduling As A Stimulus: A Multiple-Site Case Study, William H. Phelps

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify the processes that have been used for implementing the alternative scheduling plan of block scheduling in high schools. The study attempted to discover what professional development activities were used for the change, if teachers altered instruction, and what additional staff development was needed. The qualitative method of case study research was selected for the study. The investigator chose five public high schools, representing city and county systems and different professional development budgets and types of instructional support. Central office administrators who were responsible for the implementation of block scheduling, principals, and a ...


An Investigative Study Of How Cooperative Learning Can Benefit High-Achieving Students, Deanna Lynn Scotty-Ryan Aug 1998

An Investigative Study Of How Cooperative Learning Can Benefit High-Achieving Students, Deanna Lynn Scotty-Ryan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This paper was written to represent the findings of the benefits of cooperative learning for high achieving students. During the 1990's there was a major push for supplementing the curriculum with different learning styles. Cooperative learning is one popular example that has been researched a lot to find effectiveness of lesson delivery and benefits for students. Slavin and Johnson and Johnson are among the many advocated for believing that cooperative learning is beneficial in many ways for student development, including high achieving students. The researcher found over and over that what the advocates wrote was substantiated in detail in ...


Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron Aug 1998

Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

When adult students make the decision to return to school after being away a year or more, they may have forgotten many skills, rules and/or generalizations of reading that will be crucial for their success in the work force. One of these is phonics.

Many students have forgotten basic phonics rules. This has prevented them from reading for pleasure, but more importantly, it has kept them from being successful on the job. It keeps them from reading and following simple instructions or understanding written memos from their supervisors or fellow workers. Lack of following directions can lead to accidents ...


State Strategies For Building Capacity: Addressing The Needs Of Standards-Based Reform, Diane Massell Jul 1998

State Strategies For Building Capacity: Addressing The Needs Of Standards-Based Reform, Diane Massell

CPRE Policy Briefs

Over the past decade or more, state policymakers have concentrated on putting the architecture of standards-based reform in place: setting challenging academic content standards and performance standards for all students; and instituting compatible tests, incentives, and accountability systems to reinforce these ambitious outcomes. Many states and districts have also restructured their governance systems to delegate more authority to local decision-makers.

But clearly defined learning goals and accountability systems do not by themselves yield continued improvement in student learning. Some states with high standards and related assessment and accountability programs in place are finding that their early gains in student achievement ...


Student Misconceptions In Science: The Human Digestive System, Heather A. Dry Jun 1998

Student Misconceptions In Science: The Human Digestive System, Heather A. Dry

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Students bring their personal belief systems with them into classrooms. In the science classroom, these beliefs may be misconceptions, ideas that are not congruent with currently accepted scientific facts and theories. This study sought to identify student misconceptions as they pertained to a unit of study on the human digestive system. The hypothesis was that students, when submitted to traditional, lecture-type teaching which does not confront students' preconceived notions, will learn the correct information for the formal unit test, but will revert back to their previously held notions upon leaving the class.

Each of the 85 high school biology students ...


Volume 11, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor May 1998

Volume 11, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 11, Number 02 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Project High Hopes Summer Institute: Curriculum For Developing Talent In Students With Special Needs, Marcia Gentry, Terry W. Neu May 1998

Project High Hopes Summer Institute: Curriculum For Developing Talent In Students With Special Needs, Marcia Gentry, Terry W. Neu

Education Faculty Publications

This article examines a summer institute curriculum that was developed for and used with handicapped students who were identified as gifted in the area(s) of visual arts, performing arts, engineering, or life sciences. The students and the summer institute were part of a federally funded Javits program, Project High Hopes. The curriculum was real world, multi-disciplinary and problem based in that it used a decaying water feature on the school grounds as its focus. Using a creative problem solving process, students identified problems with the water feature, developed solutions, created presentations, and presented their solutions to the school board ...


A Comparison Of Teacher-Directed Versus Self-Directed Learning Preferences Of Students At Five Selected Community Colleges: Exploring The Relationships Among Age, Gender, And Academic Majors, Huiming Wang May 1998

A Comparison Of Teacher-Directed Versus Self-Directed Learning Preferences Of Students At Five Selected Community Colleges: Exploring The Relationships Among Age, Gender, And Academic Majors, Huiming Wang

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

One of the major priorities for community colleges is to focus on the pedagogical tools that will allow students to achieve excellence and quality in curriculum and instruction to meet the changing societal needs (Shearon & Tollefson, 1989). Rapid demographic, social, and technological changes demand that community colleges produce self-directed lifelong learners (Closson, 1996). The study of student learning preferences for more teacher-directed or more self-directed learning is one of the concepts that is important in enhancing teaching and learning practices. The purpose of this study was to examine students' teacher-directed versus self-directed learning preferences in specific courses. The possible relationships ...


The Effects Of A Family Mathematics Workshop On The Mathematics Achievement Of Middle Grades African American Students, Ada M. Sadler May 1998

The Effects Of A Family Mathematics Workshop On The Mathematics Achievement Of Middle Grades African American Students, Ada M. Sadler

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study was an investigation of the effects of a Family Mathematics Workshop on African American students' mathematics achievement and parent-child interaction with mathematics homework. A one way analysis of variance and the SPSS for MS Windows release 6.1 were used to test the null hypothesis.

The study is based on Epstein's theory of overlapping spheres which proposes that when the school and family unite in a partnership for children, their overlapping spheres of influence foster a positive attitude about mathematics at home that helps children learn mathematics at school.

The researcher found no significant difference between the ...


A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff May 1998

A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of integration on two black high schools and their communities in East Tennessee. The purpose of the study was to show how integration impacted these two communities both negatively and positively. The research method was qualitative and used the case study approach. Interviews of former students, teachers, and administrators of these two schools was a primary source of data collection. Further analysis of the data used the qualitative software package QSR NUD*IST 4.0. Data gained from the interviews, coupled with historical and current literature, as well as other published documents in relation to ...


Teachers' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Crowe Study, Dana M. Taurisano May 1998

Teachers' Perceptions Of Middle School In Two Rural Districts: A Companion To The Crowe Study, Dana M. Taurisano

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine teachers' perceptions of the middle school concept, what is happening in their school and what actually should be happening. The findings of this study were compared to the Crowe study, which focuses on administrators' perceptions.

In this study, a researcher developed survey was administered to 51 rural, middle level teachers in two rural districts in Western New York. The school districts involved consisted of one that included 28 middle level teachers, 321 middle level students, and three administrators. The other district consisted of 42 middle level teachers, 500 middle level students, and ...


Encouraging Reading Outside Of School Through Literature Response, Rebecca J. Berbert May 1998

Encouraging Reading Outside Of School Through Literature Response, Rebecca J. Berbert

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to discover whether time spent in the classroom responding to literature read at home would encourage children to read at home.

This study was based on the past research that states that good readers spend more time reading outside of school than weaker readers. Also, research states that giving a child time to respond to what has been read helps the reader gain better comprehension.

Twenty-four third-grade students from a suburban school district participated in the study. During the first eight weeks, the children brought home a reading log, where time spent reading and ...


A Progressive Philippine School For Children: Proposal And Presentation For Prospective Parents, Severina M. Santos May 1998

A Progressive Philippine School For Children: Proposal And Presentation For Prospective Parents, Severina M. Santos

Graduate Student Independent Studies

Presents a philosophical framework for a proposed elementary school in the Philippines, the Philippine School for Children (PSC). It summarizes the major contributions of a family of theorists: Piaget, Dewey, and Vygotsky and applies their theories to the development of PSC. The study also includes a description of several features of a progressive classroom for kindergarten and grade one.

The content of the study serves as a basis for the presentation of a progressive approach to education to prospective parents. Possible questions from prospective parents are raised and addressed at the conclusion of the study.


The Effects Of Parent Workshops On The Home Literacy Environments Of Urban Prekindergarten Children, Kristen Ruth Neckers May 1998

The Effects Of Parent Workshops On The Home Literacy Environments Of Urban Prekindergarten Children, Kristen Ruth Neckers

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if a series of parent workshops based on early literacy development would empower parents to provide their prekindergarten children with increased literature-rich materials and experiences within their homes. The fifteen subjects were the parents of prekindergarten students attending an urban school in western New York. The subjects attended a series of parent workshops which focused on incorporating literature events into everyday life activities. The subjects completed a pre survey and post survey. This researcher-designed survey was used as a pre-assessment and post-assessment to determine the quantity of literature-rich materials which were present ...