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Enhancing Foreign Language Learning Through The Integration Of Computer Technology, Suzanne Florence Marsolais-Johnson Jan 2004

Enhancing Foreign Language Learning Through The Integration Of Computer Technology, Suzanne Florence Marsolais-Johnson

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis demonstrates the effectiveness of using computer technology and the Internet to enhance classroom teaching. A variety of computer and internet based projects that complement lessons initiated by the classroom teacher provide real life situations for additional practice, reinforcement, motivation and greater student achievement.


The Art Of Self-Discovery: Integrative Opportunities For Alternative Settings, Mary Elizabeth Harrigan Jan 2004

The Art Of Self-Discovery: Integrative Opportunities For Alternative Settings, Mary Elizabeth Harrigan

Theses Digitization Project

This study examines the literature on identifying alternative methods of coming to a deeper understanding of one's physical, mental, and spiritual self. It provides information on one particular alternative program, and presents lesson ideas and options that demonstrate how an art-based emphasis in elective coursework can allow for the next step in each student's journey of personal growth and development.


The Development Of A Computer Literacy Curriculum For California Charter Schools, Barbara Ann Mobarak Jan 2004

The Development Of A Computer Literacy Curriculum For California Charter Schools, Barbara Ann Mobarak

Theses Digitization Project

To develop leaders for the 21st century, schools must be able to prepare students to meet the high academic, technical and workforce challenges. Charter schools are increasingly attempting to meet these challenges by educating students through innovative means and by creating effectual educational programs that are more conducive to the needs of the student. This document provides a computer literacy curriculum, which will facilitate student learning of computer literacy skills.


Effects Of Environmental Factors Present During The Administration Of The California High School Exit Exam On Students' Outcome Scores, Kelly Lynn Coumbe Jan 2004

Effects Of Environmental Factors Present During The Administration Of The California High School Exit Exam On Students' Outcome Scores, Kelly Lynn Coumbe

Theses Digitization Project

This study looked at the environmental factors present during testing for the spring 2004 administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in an attempt to quantify some of the factors that were previously only qualitatively reported. Five factors were examined for their ability to predict passing percentages of students on the CASHSEE at the school level. The results indicated that socioeconomic status was the only significant predictor.


Guidebook To Teaching The Parallel Squat, Ray William Mccormick Jan 2004

Guidebook To Teaching The Parallel Squat, Ray William Mccormick

Theses Digitization Project

The information covered in this project is intended to give the physical educator and coach an easy-to-follow manual with illustrations to guide them through basic instructions on the parallel squat. This project will include biomechanical principles of the squat exercise.


How We Can Help English Language Learners Learn Science Standards While Meeting The English Language Development Standards For The Ontario-Montclair School District, Stacia Renee Neer Jan 2004

How We Can Help English Language Learners Learn Science Standards While Meeting The English Language Development Standards For The Ontario-Montclair School District, Stacia Renee Neer

Theses Digitization Project

This project addresses the needs of English language learners through the context of science. Included is a discussion on how people learn, effective science instruction, and strategies to support learning English in the classroom.


Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo Jan 2004

Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis is designed for teachers in early elementary education. It focuses on how and if, these teachers are integrating technology while meeting the many State Standards required by the State of California.


The Effect That An Intensive Literacy Program, Comprehension Early Literacy Learning (Cell) Has On English Language Learners' Reading Proficiency, Susana Puerta Ramos Jan 2004

The Effect That An Intensive Literacy Program, Comprehension Early Literacy Learning (Cell) Has On English Language Learners' Reading Proficiency, Susana Puerta Ramos

Theses Digitization Project

This research paper investigates the effectiveness of an intensive literacy program, Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning (CELL), to teach second language learners to read and write in English. Since this program provides numerous opportunities to practice the English language through literacy activities, the researcher believes it is a good method to teach English in its oral and written forms.


Training Manual For New Presidents At Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Ruth Claire Darton Jan 2004

Training Manual For New Presidents At Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Ruth Claire Darton

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to develop a training manual for new Corinthian College school presidents. This manual presents guidelines detailing how to perform required operations for new school presidents throughout the first year of employment.


Continuing Education For Nurse's Aides, Mary Kay Ruf Jan 2004

Continuing Education For Nurse's Aides, Mary Kay Ruf

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop an instructional manual on in-service education for Certified Nurses' Aides. It provides examples of classes for staff developers to use when teaching continuing education classes. Topics covered include caring for the elderly, Alzheimer's disease, infection control, adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and end of life care.


Writing Inside The Caja: Constructing Pasos In English Composition Studies, Linda Joyce Preciado Jan 2004

Writing Inside The Caja: Constructing Pasos In English Composition Studies, Linda Joyce Preciado

Theses Digitization Project

In this thesis, I examine the resistance, privileges, and costs of Chicana textual identity issues in an academic arena that, by design, fragments voice and dictates choice. The scarcity in research of Chicana identity through mixed-language writing in composition depicts an existing chasm between academic demographics and university sentiments. Educational institutions that neglect to investigate, engage, and participate in textual identity perpetuate accepted pensamiento. Therefore, insight to Chicana thought, culture, and educational experiences may assist and inform the teaching dominant culture, not to separate, but to conjoin information with experience for those seeking diversity.


A Corpus-Based Investigation Of Collocational Errors In Efl Taiwanese High School Students' Compositions, Yi-Chin Chen Jan 2004

A Corpus-Based Investigation Of Collocational Errors In Efl Taiwanese High School Students' Compositions, Yi-Chin Chen

Theses Digitization Project

Many language instructors focus on vocabulary word by word, neglecting common phrases. The result is that English as a Second Language students do not learn to speak idiomatic English (i.e. they make collocation errors). This study of the English compositions of National Tainan Second Senior High School students in Taiwan examined collocation errors, categorizing them according to Benson, Benson and Ilson's Collocation Classification System. An examination was then made of the error types as correlated with general English proficiency.


Differentiated Instruction With Middle School Gifted Students, Marci Lynn Lee Jan 2004

Differentiated Instruction With Middle School Gifted Students, Marci Lynn Lee

Theses Digitization Project

The education of all students is important in the school system, however, all students learn differently and are at different levels. One strategy that is used to cope with this issue is differentiated instruction. Di fferentiated instruction is when you teach to the individual student's needs by pre-assessing and determining those needs. If the student already know the information you need to move onto something more challenging for them. Often these gifted students already know the information, since they do come into each grade knowing 50% of the curricula, but quite often they are taught it again.


The Representation Of African American Students In Programs For The Mild Mentally Retarded, Peter Laurance Gennaro Jan 2004

The Representation Of African American Students In Programs For The Mild Mentally Retarded, Peter Laurance Gennaro

Theses Digitization Project

For more than thirty years, it has been acknowledged that African American students have been over-represented in programs designed for individuals with mild mental retardation (MMR). This project was designed to explore the history and literature of the research that has been conducted on this subject over the past three decades. Additionally, this project was undertaken to determine if over-representation of African American students in programs for the mild mentally retarded is a condition that exists in Riverside County, California.


Developing And Implementing A Peer Tutoring Program At The Middle School Level, Mark Derryl Witvliet Jan 2004

Developing And Implementing A Peer Tutoring Program At The Middle School Level, Mark Derryl Witvliet

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to design a peer tutoring program in the middle school setting that help students who are not reaching their full potential.


Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne Jan 2004

Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne

Theses Digitization Project

This project examined the need for continuing education for teachers, particularly in the area of technology integration. It includes an exploration of the interdependence of technology and pedagogy. It developed an on-line extended community of practice to support professional educators attempting to implement Inspiration®, a commercial software application. The project presents a research-based justification for employing cognitive mapping strategies in a wide variety of pedagogical contexts, provides a dynamic list of examples demonstrating concrete applications which are connected to content and technology standards, and examines current design features for websites.


How Grammar Instruction Can Benefit Students In The Second Language Classroom, Barbara Jean Bivins Peterson Jan 2004

How Grammar Instruction Can Benefit Students In The Second Language Classroom, Barbara Jean Bivins Peterson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role that grammar has played in second language teaching methods throughout history and to question whether explicit grammar study has a place in the second language classroom today.


Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams Jan 2004

Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook of inquiry activities that can be used in high school Earth sciences.


A Curriculum Of Non-Routine Problems In The Middle School, Adam James Deleon Jan 2004

A Curriculum Of Non-Routine Problems In The Middle School, Adam James Deleon

Theses Digitization Project

This project is a study to determine if a group of middle school students can improve their problem solving ability by means of curriculum of nonroutine problems that was presented over a six month period.


Mexican-American Learning Styles In A Socioliterate Approach To Writing For English Learners, Natalia Pedersen Jan 2004

Mexican-American Learning Styles In A Socioliterate Approach To Writing For English Learners, Natalia Pedersen

Theses Digitization Project

The primary goal of this project is to provide a unit of instruction that addresses the critical English skills of oracy, writing, and intercultural proficiency. The curriculum features the social-construction-of-knowledge approach and the socioliterate approach. In addition, it includes an emphasis on Mexican-American values, learning styles, and intercultural communication, showing how they are interrelated and how they affect oral and written language proficiency and intercultural communication competence.


The Policy Implications Of The No Child Left Behind Act For English Language Learners, Jacqueline Elena Arroyo De Romano Jan 2004

The Policy Implications Of The No Child Left Behind Act For English Language Learners, Jacqueline Elena Arroyo De Romano

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to present and analyze the political implications and the effects of the No Child Left Behind Act and its effects on English language learners.


Teaching Literacy To First Grade Bilingual Students, Ana María Pérez Jan 2004

Teaching Literacy To First Grade Bilingual Students, Ana María Pérez

Theses Digitization Project

This research examined the effects of using a mediated reading strategy called "Mini Shared Reading" with five first graders, male bilingual students identified as struggling readers. These five students were all instructed in their primary language, which was Spanish.


The Benefit Of Distance Learning, Mary Porter Jan 2004

The Benefit Of Distance Learning, Mary Porter

Theses Digitization Project

This project will address the issues concerning the benefits of distance learning, a growing area in our education system today. Distance learning takes place when the teacher and students are separated, and technology is used to bridge the instructional gap.


Attitudes Of International Students In Higher Education: Implications For Educators, Mustafa Cenk Erarslan Jan 2004

Attitudes Of International Students In Higher Education: Implications For Educators, Mustafa Cenk Erarslan

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to determine international students satisfaction with regards to the education, services, and facilities at an institution of higher education. Results showed that most of the students were satisfied with the quality of programs at their institution.


Developing Metaphoric Competence Through Schemata-Building For English Learners In Japan, Kyoko Suda Jan 2004

Developing Metaphoric Competence Through Schemata-Building For English Learners In Japan, Kyoko Suda

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to propose teaching methods that facilitate the development of English vocabulary knowledge and metaphorical concepts for students in Japan.


The Effects Of Cooperative Learning On Student Attitude And Achievement In A Middle School Science Classroom, Elizabeth Ann Krome Jan 2004

The Effects Of Cooperative Learning On Student Attitude And Achievement In A Middle School Science Classroom, Elizabeth Ann Krome

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to test the hypothesis that student enthusiasm, participation, and comprehension would increase when using cooperative learning techniques in a classroom context.


A Parenting Skills Currriculum For Single Parents Of At Risk Youths, Connie Francis Hensley Jan 2004

A Parenting Skills Currriculum For Single Parents Of At Risk Youths, Connie Francis Hensley

Theses Digitization Project

This project entails a curriculum targeted at helping improve the parenting skills of single parents that have children who are considered "at risk" by societal standards. This curriculum is the survival kit for the single parent. Learning the skills provided in this curriculum, the single parent will discover that parenting their "at risk" youth on a positive realm will become a fundamental standard for their lives.


An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Proposition 227'S Implementation In The Inland Empire, Wesley George Musson Jan 2004

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Proposition 227'S Implementation In The Inland Empire, Wesley George Musson

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether or not the implementation of Proposition 227 has been effective for advancing the English language acquisition needs of English Learners in the Inland Empire.


Teaching Strategies For Foster Care Students With Behavior Problems, Nikki Ann Console Jan 2004

Teaching Strategies For Foster Care Students With Behavior Problems, Nikki Ann Console

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to research behavior problems of children in foster care and to identify teaching strategies and techniques for teachers who have foster children in their classrooms and experience difficulties working with them. The project examines the types of behavior problems displayed by abused children.


Web Tools: An Aid For Cognitive Learning, Shari Ann Pate Jan 2004

Web Tools: An Aid For Cognitive Learning, Shari Ann Pate

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to provide students and teachers with a disk of tools to aide in the development of Web pages either in the classroom or through online (distance education) learning. Many of the tools supplied on this disk have been field tested in a high school Web design class. When students are allowed to be creative and are able to fuse interesting visual displays the results can be significant in increasing cognitive and multiple intelligences skills.