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School Internet Grading Programs, Michael Grossman Dec 2001

School Internet Grading Programs, Michael Grossman

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of implementing a software program that would allow classroom teachers to post student grades and assignments on the Internet. This study measured the improvement in the grades of the students who used this Internet program. The research was limited to four physical science classes at Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS). Ninety-four students participated in this study. Fifty students were given access to their grades and assignments on the Internet and forty-four students were not given access to their grades and assignments on the Internet. The research data was generated by ...


Principal Selection And The Stories Superintendents Tell., Linda L. Baker Dec 2001

Principal Selection And The Stories Superintendents Tell., Linda L. Baker

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In addition to licensure and certification, there are particular qualities and personal characteristics superintendents look for when hiring a principal. With fewer principal applicants and increased projected needs for principals, it was important to explore the superintendent's reasoning when hiring a principal.

A qualitative research method employing elite interviews was used to explore the criteria that superintendents employ in their process of selecting a principal. When talking about the hiring of principals, superintendents invariably began with the selection process. Teachers, community members, parents, former employers, and college professors gave input in formal or informal ways. Superintendents looked for experience ...


The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz Sep 2001

The Federal Role In Defining Adequate Yearly Progress: The Flexibility/Accountability Trade-Off, Margaret E. Goertz

CPRE Research Reports

Bills passed by the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in spring 2001 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) not only reinforce but strengthen the education accountability provisions contained in the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) of 1994. Title I of the IASA requires states to establish challenging content and performance standards, implement assessments that measure student performance against these standards, and hold schools and school systems accountable for the achievement of all students. Specifically, states and local school districts must determine whether schools and school districts are making adequate yearly progress ...


Committing To Class-Size Reduction And Fining The Resources To Implement It: A Case Study Of Resource Reallocation, Allan Odden, Sarah Archibald Aug 2001

Committing To Class-Size Reduction And Fining The Resources To Implement It: A Case Study Of Resource Reallocation, Allan Odden, Sarah Archibald

CPRE Journal Articles

This article discusses how a medium-sized school district in Wisconsin was able to reallocate resources to reduce class sizes in grades K-5 without spending more money or increasing its tax rate. Previous research on resource reallocation found that the bulk of reallocated resources were those supporting categorical program services. This district was able to use a different strategy. As a growing district, its marginal costs of adding an extra class of students were much less than its average expenditures per pupil, which were reimbursed by the state school finance formula. As the district grew, therefore, it acquired excess revenues. Also ...


The Impact Extended Day Instruction Has On The Academic Achievement Of At-Risk Low Socioeconomic Students, Diane L. Worthy Jun 2001

The Impact Extended Day Instruction Has On The Academic Achievement Of At-Risk Low Socioeconomic Students, Diane L. Worthy

Theses and Dissertations

This study determines whether students from low socio-economic backgrounds, who function poorly on tests and report cards, improved academically after increasing time for instruction, and time for working on school related tasks. Research indicates that there is a relationship between time and learning. When distinctions have been made with time allocated for instruction, time engaged in instructional activities and time spent successfully completing instructional activities, the latter of these has been found to have a direct correlation with achievement. Participants worked after school on homework with certified teachers. Factors affecting student achievement in language arts have been identified. The academic ...


Professional Development Workshop: "Infusing Technology Into The Language Arts Curriculum" – Gateway To The 21st Century, Joy D. Carey May 2001

Professional Development Workshop: "Infusing Technology Into The Language Arts Curriculum" – Gateway To The 21st Century, Joy D. Carey

Theses and Dissertations

This technology action research project provided teachers with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the Internet and to enhance the Language Arts curriculum. This project was conducted in a Camden, NJ elementary, urban, Abbott school setting. This sample population was chosen from responses to a cross-sectional self-report pre-workshop interest questionnaire. Thirty-six staff members agreed to participate in the training sessions. The intern scored the results of the Likert surveys using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint computer software. Seventy percent of the respondents to the pre-workshop interest questionnaire indicated they had inadequate knowledge of the Internet.

The post-workshop Likert questionnaire results ...


School-Family-Community Partnership, Cynthia E. Kates May 2001

School-Family-Community Partnership, Cynthia E. Kates

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of the school, family members, and local community agencies and organizations concerning the development of a school-family-community partnership. The project centered on a needs assessment for the West Avenue School in reference to parental and community involvement. The views of 15 teachers, 79 parents, and 3 community agencies were studied through questionnaires. Teachers expressed a desire for more parental involvement in their child's education, but would like no interference in the area of classroom management. Parents expressed an interest in taking a more active role in the ...


Linking Parents, Community And School, Migdalia Soto May 2001

Linking Parents, Community And School, Migdalia Soto

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop ways to build and create partnerships between parents, community and School by providing a variety of opportunities for parent-community participation. These partnerships will be fostered through the use of effective communication methods, such as coffee club sessions, focus group discussions, and school newsletters.

This action research was conducted via qualitative and quantitative methods to gather and analyze data. The participants for the study were the parents of the children at Parkside school, community members, and the faculty. A pre- and post-survey were sent to a randomly selected group of parents of students ...


Assessing And Evaluating Students' Perception Of Cooperative Learning Teams At South Main Street School, Andrea Atkins May 2001

Assessing And Evaluating Students' Perception Of Cooperative Learning Teams At South Main Street School, Andrea Atkins

Theses and Dissertations

The intern conducted an action research project to evaluate the perceptions of fourth graders relative to working in cooperative learning teams in their reading classes. The target population were 38 fourth graders from South Main Street School who are presently involved in Success For All, a cooperative learning program. The intern wanted to determine whether the target students perceived the cooperative learning experience as being positive or negative, and whether this perception impacted on their learning. The intern utilized the survey as the major instrument for data collection. The students were interviewed as well. The intern utilized mean scores to ...


A Case Study: New Teacher Induction, Keith B. Patterson May 2001

A Case Study: New Teacher Induction, Keith B. Patterson

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine in what areas new teachers were deficient using a case study action research approach. The study will result in recommendations to the administration of Pennsauken Public Schools for a redesign of the new teacher-training academy and for the development of a mentor-training academy. Nine new teachers ranging in one to four years of experience were studied using a variety of instruments designed to answer three research questions. (1) What training do new teachers need in classroom management techniques? (2) What training do new teachers need in lesson planning and instructional strategies? (3 ...


Knowing About Headteachers As Effective Leaders, Muhammad Memon Mar 2001

Knowing About Headteachers As Effective Leaders, Muhammad Memon

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Tooty Fruity Vegie Project: Building School Communities, Anna D. Huddy, Jillian K. Adams, Libby Holden, Sallie Newell, Margaret Miller, Uta C. Dietrich Jan 2001

Tooty Fruity Vegie Project: Building School Communities, Anna D. Huddy, Jillian K. Adams, Libby Holden, Sallie Newell, Margaret Miller, Uta C. Dietrich

School of Education

No abstract provided.


Tooty Fruity Vegie Project: Process And Impact Evaluation Report, Margaret Miller, Sallie Newell, Anna D. Huddy, Jillian K. Adams, Libby Holden, Uta C. Dietrich Jan 2001

Tooty Fruity Vegie Project: Process And Impact Evaluation Report, Margaret Miller, Sallie Newell, Anna D. Huddy, Jillian K. Adams, Libby Holden, Uta C. Dietrich

School of Education

Aims This report describes the results and implications of a comprehensive process and impact evaluation of the Tooty Fruity Vegie (TFV) project, a two year, multi-strategic health promotion program aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among primary school children in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The project aimed to achieve this increase by improving: · Children’s fruit and vegetable knowledge, attitudes, access and preparation skills. · Parents’ fruit and vegetable knowledge and preparation skills and their involvement in fruit and vegetable promoting activities in the schools and elsewhere. · Teachers’ attitudes towards teaching about fruits and vegetables in ...


School Counselors' And Administrators' Perceptions Of Middle School To High School Student Transition Programs, Russell L. Claxton Jan 2001

School Counselors' And Administrators' Perceptions Of Middle School To High School Student Transition Programs, Russell L. Claxton

Russell L. Claxton

The purpose of this study was to identify those activities that promote student success during the transition from middle school to high school. In addition to identifying programs which promote success and reduce transition problems experienced by students, this study also determined similarities and differences in transition programs between schools or school systems.


Attitudes, Perceptions, Behaviors And Responses Of Elementary Teachers With Varying Computer Proficiencies Toward A Technology Learning Model, Matthew S. Shoemaker Jan 2001

Attitudes, Perceptions, Behaviors And Responses Of Elementary Teachers With Varying Computer Proficiencies Toward A Technology Learning Model, Matthew S. Shoemaker

Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to assess the attitudes, perceptions, behaviors, and responses of teachers with varying computer skills after exposure to the Technology Learning Model (TLM), as well as to assess the overall impact of the staff development experiences. The TLM was comprised of a researcher-designed, 10-session, 15- hour training implementation over 8 weeks. The two research questions of the study were: How will participants with varying computer skill levels respond to the TLM? How does the TLM affect participants' attitudes toward integration of computer technology into professional responsibilities?

The purposeful sample was drawn from teachers at ...


Aspiring To The Superintendency: Factors That Influence The Decision, Regina P. Campbell Jan 2001

Aspiring To The Superintendency: Factors That Influence The Decision, Regina P. Campbell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates and identifies the factors impacting the superintendency and examines them, positive and negative, as they influence potential and current superintendent certificate holders to complete the process of applying for a superintendency. Three sample groups were used in this study: current Maine superintendent certificate holders, students enrolled in graduate administration classes, and currently practicing superintendents. These three groups were selected because of their unique positioning on the career ladder to the superintendency (Burnham, 1988). The aggregate sample included 236 respondents, comprising 82 superintendents, 90 certificate holders and 64 students. Three survey instruments were designed for this study specifically ...


La Educación Secundaria En Los Estados Unidos. ¿Qué Pueden Aprender Otros De Nuestros Errores?, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, Michael Bishop Jan 2001

La Educación Secundaria En Los Estados Unidos. ¿Qué Pueden Aprender Otros De Nuestros Errores?, John H. Bishop, Ferran Mane, Michael Bishop

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] El ritmo de los estudiantes estadounidenses para adquirir nuevas habilidades se desacelera durante la educación secundaria.


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kurt A. Hempen Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Kurt A. Hempen

Graduate Research Papers

The chief purpose of this paper is to discuss the components of six leadership styles: autocratic, transactional, transformational, situational, expert thinking, and value-added. Throughout this paper, my objective is to identify the six styles and compare how each can be used in school administration. Finally, I will discuss my growth in school leadership along with plans for future improvements.


Personal Perspective On Education, David W. Denhartog Jan 2001

Personal Perspective On Education, David W. Denhartog

Graduate Research Papers

In order to meet the challenges of educational administration, effective leaders must understand the culture of the school, model a passion for excellence, empower the stake holders, have a sense of commitment to a shared vision, and look to the future acting with integrity that heightens the value of character. Being an administrator or manager is not enough. Today's school leaders are shouldered with unending responsibilities that challenge their abilities every day. By utilizing multiple forms of leadership along with empowerment the tasks and goals set by our society can be accomplished.


Perceptions Of Middle School Principals Of The Attributes Of Principals Of Effective Middle Schools, Mark R. Mongon Jan 2001

Perceptions Of Middle School Principals Of The Attributes Of Principals Of Effective Middle Schools, Mark R. Mongon

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Vision And Philosophy For Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Brad J. Jacobs Jan 2001

A Vision And Philosophy For Educational Leadership : A Reflective Essay, Brad J. Jacobs

Graduate Research Papers

The leadership position includes many roles and responsibilities that are essential to the growth and success of a positive learning environment. Encouraging participation and drawing from the expertise of individuals within the community will enhance the learning community. The involvement of others in the decision-making, the creating of goals, and obtaining a vision will strengthen the sense of pride in the school and in the community.

A leader needs to make clear the expectations and roles of individuals along with listening to what others are saying. Strong communications skills will play a vital role in all of the aspects discussed ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Herdliska Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Herdliska

Graduate Research Papers

A visionary leader must have an awareness of the past, a feel for the present and a clear picture of the future. Perhaps the greatest skill that tomorrow's educational leader can possess is the ability to enact change. While many people fear change, Spencer Johnson (1998) clearly, and humorously, illustrates the importance of accepting change through Who Moved My Cheese? While the author warns, "If you do not change, you can become extinct" (p.46), he also suggests smelling the cheese (your current situation) often, "so you know when it is getting old (and change is needed)" (p.52 ...


A Study Of The Relationship Among Long-Term Independent School Heads In Terms Of Their Personality Types And Leadership Styles, Chad B. Small Jan 2001

A Study Of The Relationship Among Long-Term Independent School Heads In Terms Of Their Personality Types And Leadership Styles, Chad B. Small

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Study Of The Impact Of Teacher Perceptions On The Implementation Of The Success For All Program In An Urban School District In New Jersey, Joseph Sinatra Fulmore Sr. Jan 2001

A Study Of The Impact Of Teacher Perceptions On The Implementation Of The Success For All Program In An Urban School District In New Jersey, Joseph Sinatra Fulmore Sr.

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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School Safety Planning: A Survey Of Bond, Fayette And Effingham County Schools, Teresa A. Wortman Jan 2001

School Safety Planning: A Survey Of Bond, Fayette And Effingham County Schools, Teresa A. Wortman

Masters Theses

This study was designed to assess the readiness of Illinois public and parochial schools in Bond, Fayette and Effingham Counties to implement school policies, building security strategies, and violence prevention/intervention programs to improve school safety. The study examined current trends in the school safety planning of the respondents. In addition, the study examined the relationship between the schools' implementation of violence prevention/intervention programs and their use of safety grants, the relationship between the array of safety measures implemented by the responding schools and their involvement of school and community groups in their planning, and the relationship between the ...


A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Debrah J. Fordice Jan 2001

A Preferred Vision For Administering Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Debrah J. Fordice

Graduate Research Papers

The desire to have beauty around me translates to the development of climate as a school leader. It is important for the physical surroundings to make the school family (staff, administration, parents, community members, and students) feel comfortable and at home. Efficient and tasteful use of space help create an environment that produces a feeling of security, and therefore enhances learning. The values of love, family, and beauty all tie together to the creation of a healthy climate in an educational setting.