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Instructing Teachers Of Children With Disabilities Within The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Katie E. Sampson Aug 2004

Instructing Teachers Of Children With Disabilities Within The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Katie E. Sampson

All Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates benefits of in-service training on LDS primary teachers' ability to state an objective, obtain and keep attention, use wait time, incorporate active participation, teach to the multiple intelligences, and employ positive behavior management techniques. Two groups of 30 viewed either a video-tape or read a handout. Pre and post surveys were used to determine mean gain.
Using an ANCOVA, comparisons were made of overall mean gain for each group. Results showed participants made a gain of approximately 1/2 point per question on a 4-point scale on the video and the handout (video gain = .6032 p<.01; handout gain = .6264 p<.01). The results of this study support the hypothesis that teachers receiving one in-service will increase their perception of their ability to teach students with special needs.


Collaboration: Perspectives From Parents And Teachers, Noelle J. Ciriello May 2004

Collaboration: Perspectives From Parents And Teachers, Noelle J. Ciriello

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Based on observations of interactions between parents and teachers, the researcher developed the question, what are the perceptions of parents, general education teachers and the special education consultant teacher at a small suburban school, part of a school district in Western New York, on the success or failure of the levels of collaboration? The participants were comprised of parents of fourth and fifth grade students. About twenty-one percent of this population included parents of students with disabilities. Participants also included teachers of fourth or fifth grade. After reviewing the data, the researcher concluded that teachers feel that they possess the ...


Teaching Abilities In Preservice Teacher Self-Ratings And Comparable Instructor Ratings, Feng Liu Jan 2004

Teaching Abilities In Preservice Teacher Self-Ratings And Comparable Instructor Ratings, Feng Liu

The Corinthian

The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlations between preservice teachers' self-ratings of their technology skills and their self-ratings of other teaching skills. The data collected using questionnaires with a four-point Likert Scale were examined. Bivariate correlations were used comparing each competency with the technology competency. The correlation between 232 preservice teachers' self-ratings and their technology skills had statistical significance but were very low (r = .14 tor=. 20; the statistical significance level: .05). The skill rating that was most highly correlated to their technology skill was their ability to evaluate and find good teaching materials and resources (r ...


Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, And Practices Towards The Conduct And The Discipline Regulations For The Teaching Profession In Malawi: Case Of Zomba Urban Conventional Secondary Schools., Antonie Lyson Chigeda Jan 2004

Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, And Practices Towards The Conduct And The Discipline Regulations For The Teaching Profession In Malawi: Case Of Zomba Urban Conventional Secondary Schools., Antonie Lyson Chigeda

Master's Capstone Projects

If we were to take a poll asking people whether they wou]d vote for or against morality, one would expect a rather overwhelming endorsement. There is little disagreement that people should behave morally, should respect moral rules and should be concerned about justice and responsibility (Berkowitz & Oser, 1985, p. 1 ). This study examines teachers' knowledge and attitudes towards conduct and discipline regulations as outlined in the Malawi government teaching service regulations, analyzes the relationships between their know ledge, attitudes and self reported practice. It ftn1her explores the contribution of pre­service teacher training to teachers' knowledge and understanding of ...


Perspectives, Donna Arzt, Gerald Grant Jan 2004

Perspectives, Donna Arzt, Gerald Grant

Syracuse University Magazine

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Investigating Factors Associated With Low Achievement Early In School: A Pilot Study, Kevin Sutherland Jan 2004

Investigating Factors Associated With Low Achievement Early In School: A Pilot Study, Kevin Sutherland

MERC Publications

The purpose of the current study were to (a) examine the relationship between academic achievement and social competence in a sample of kindergarten and first grade students, and (b) investigate the interventions their teachers are using with low achieving students. Sixty kindergarten and first grade students and 15 teachers participated in this study. Results indicated significant differences between low achieving and typically achieving students on reading achievement and teacher reported academic competence. No other significant difference between groups were found. Teachers reported that they most often use explicit instruction with low achieving students; evidence-based practices such as data-based decision making ...


Research-Based Practices As A Protective Factor For Students At-Risk For Academic Failure, Kevin Sutherland, Donna Jovanovich Jan 2004

Research-Based Practices As A Protective Factor For Students At-Risk For Academic Failure, Kevin Sutherland, Donna Jovanovich

MERC Publications

Increasing pressure on teachers and administrators due to high-stakes testing has led to increased risk to our most vulnerable population, those students who arrive at school without the prerequisite skills necessary to successfully participate in the academic climate of the classroom. Unfortunately, given the large range of ability levels often present even in early elementary school, teachers face enormous challenges in meeting the needs of all their students. Further, due to the challenges inherent in teaching low-achieving students, and the ensuing classroom behavior problems often presented by these students, teachers may be conditioned to avoid interacting with these students, particularly ...


Facilitating The Transition Into Middle School And High School, Kathleen M. Cauley, Donna Jovanovich Jan 2004

Facilitating The Transition Into Middle School And High School, Kathleen M. Cauley, Donna Jovanovich

MERC Publications

Making a transition to a new school causes anxiety for students and can challenge the coping skills of many adolescents, especially those at risk. Typically the move to a new school includes changes in school climate, school size, peer relationships, academic expectations, and degree of departmentalization. When adolescents move into middle school or high school, the anxiety is complicated further by other normative changes like puberty, social and emotional changes, the importance of peer relationships, and the development of higher order cognitive skills. Students who experience the stresses of numerous changes often have lower grades and decreased academic motivation, and ...


Benchmarks For Assessing The Technological Literacy Of A Highly Qualified Paraprofessional, Antoinette P. Bruciati, María Lizano-Dimare Jan 2004

Benchmarks For Assessing The Technological Literacy Of A Highly Qualified Paraprofessional, Antoinette P. Bruciati, María Lizano-Dimare

Education Faculty Publications

Under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) all instructional paraprofessionals working in a program supported under Title I, Part A, are required to meet the federal definition of being highly qualified by the end of the 2005-2006 school year. In meeting the NCLB requirements, the capacity to support teaching and learning activities in the content areas must be demonstrated. As school districts incorporate increasing amounts of technology into their classroom curricula, the role of the paraprofessional must keep pace with new pedagogical methods for using technology to support student learning. Through the development of ...


Game Sense Online - Utilising The Web For The Professional Development Of Physical And Health Education Teachers, Philip J. Pearson, Jacob Towns, Gregg S. Rowland, Paul Webb Jan 2004

Game Sense Online - Utilising The Web For The Professional Development Of Physical And Health Education Teachers, Philip J. Pearson, Jacob Towns, Gregg S. Rowland, Paul Webb

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

In 2005, a new Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Years 7–10 Syllabus will replace the current syllabus and be implemented with Year 7 and Year 9 students in NSW secondary schools. Informed by contemporary research, the new syllabus represents changes to both the content and the teaching strategies traditionally utilised by teachers. One area that has undergone major changes within the syllabus has been that of the teaching of games, with the move towards a Game Sense framework. It is expected that the implementation of the new syllabus will also be accompanied by a variety of traditional ...


Controlling Choice: Teachers, Students, And Manipulatives In Mathematics Classrooms, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, M. Gail Jones Jan 2004

Controlling Choice: Teachers, Students, And Manipulatives In Mathematics Classrooms, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, M. Gail Jones

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This research study examines the instructional practices of 10 middle grades teachers related to their use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics and their control of mathematics tools during instruction. Through 40 observations of teaching, 30 interviews, and an examination of 67 written documents (including teachers' plans and records), profiles were developed that describe how teachers used and controlled manipulatives during instruction. Results showed that teachers used a variety of manipulatives and other mathematics tools over the course of the year-long study. Teachers reported using a mathematics tool (manipulative, calculator, or measuring device) in 70% of their lessons, and this self-report ...


The Role Of Physical Education And Sport In Education (Spined) : Extending At Risk Students' Participation In School Life: A Case Study Of Progress Within A Specialist Sports School, Dawn Penney, Andrew Taggart, Sean Gorman Jan 2004

The Role Of Physical Education And Sport In Education (Spined) : Extending At Risk Students' Participation In School Life: A Case Study Of Progress Within A Specialist Sports School, Dawn Penney, Andrew Taggart, Sean Gorman

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

This case study focused on developments at Clontarf Aboriginal College and Football Academy, a Specialist Sports School in the Perth metropolitan area. The study specifically explored:

• the ways in which the development of an Australian Rules Football academy at the school have enhanced opportunities for Aboriginal students, many of whom may be deemed in educational terms 'at risk', to engage in school life;

• the organisational I institutional, social, cultural and economic factors (i) enabling and (ii) inhibiting enhancement of educational and sporting opportunities and take-up of these opportunities by the Aboriginal students;

• the extent to which progress achieved within the ...


Hard Times And An Uncertain Future: Issues That Confront The Field Of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Robert A. Gable Jan 2004

Hard Times And An Uncertain Future: Issues That Confront The Field Of Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Robert A. Gable

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

In this article, I examine challenges to better preparing teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders (E/BD). Foremost among these challenges is the lack of agreement regarding a conceptual framework upon which to build quality prevention/intervention practices; instead, various authorities advocate disparate approaches, not all of which have empirical support. I assert that unresolved issues surrounding translating scientific research into classroom practice further hinder efforts to apply the most efficacious intervention options, as does our failure to exert control over the infrastructure of public education and the context in which we serve students with E/BD. Finally, I ...


Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, Jian Wang, Steven Grubaugh, Randall L. Astramovich, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lori Navarrete, Jean Henry, Carli Kyles, R. R. Apache, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, Chizu Jaret, Karla V. Kingsley, Nancy Sileo Jan 2004

Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, Jian Wang, Steven Grubaugh, Randall L. Astramovich, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lori Navarrete, Jean Henry, Carli Kyles, R. R. Apache, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, Chizu Jaret, Karla V. Kingsley, Nancy Sileo

Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter

A newsletter discussing a variety of topics dealing with multicultural topics and diversity in education.


Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, Steven Grubaugh, Jian Wang, Randall L. Astramovich, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lori Navarrete, Jean Henry, Lisa Bendixen, Carli Kyles, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, R. R. Apache, Chizu Jaret, Karla V. Kingsley, Nancy Sileo Jan 2004

Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, Steven Grubaugh, Jian Wang, Randall L. Astramovich, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lori Navarrete, Jean Henry, Lisa Bendixen, Carli Kyles, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, R. R. Apache, Chizu Jaret, Karla V. Kingsley, Nancy Sileo

Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter

A newsletter discussing a variety of topics dealing with multicultural topics and diversity in education.


Instructional Team Training: Delivering Live, Internet Courses To Teachers And Paraprofessionals In Utah, Idaho And Pennsylvania, D. E. Forbush, Robert L. Morgan Jan 2004

Instructional Team Training: Delivering Live, Internet Courses To Teachers And Paraprofessionals In Utah, Idaho And Pennsylvania, D. E. Forbush, Robert L. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Shortages of fully qualified special education teachers have been present in rural, suburban and urban America since the formal inception of special education. Public schools have mitigated special education teacher shortages by hiring paraprofessionals. Though hiring of paraprofessionals has been common practice, it is becoming more difficult to recruit and retain paraprofessionals once hired due to factors related to, or exacerbated by, the lack of pre-service training that teachers receive to effectively supervise paraprofessionals. In response to this training need, a project developed, implemented, and evaluated two live internet-based real-time video and audio courses delivered to teachers and paraprofessionals in ...


The Impact Of Teachers Selected By The Star Teacher Interview Process On Student Achievement, Duncan F. Klussmann Jan 2004

The Impact Of Teachers Selected By The Star Teacher Interview Process On Student Achievement, Duncan F. Klussmann

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Work Intensification And Professionalism : A Study Of Teachers' Perceptions In The State School System In Western Australia, Niall B. Richardson Jan 2004

Work Intensification And Professionalism : A Study Of Teachers' Perceptions In The State School System In Western Australia, Niall B. Richardson

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The past two decades have witnessed the introduction throughout much of the Western world of what has become known as economic rationalism, and for some commentators, as economic liberalism. Grounded in neoclassical economic theory, and with close kinship to the Taylorist and Fordist principles of the early decades of the twentieth century, the vision of economic rationalism has led to measures which have tended to favour the business sector in Australia. Throughout the 1990s, the focus has been on the notions of competitiveness, competition, productivity, efficiency, and profit, while the notions of the individual, and of social justice and equity ...


Teachers' Sense Of Self-Efficacy When Managed Courseware Programs Are Implemented In Their Classrooms, Timothy J. Frederiks Jan 2004

Teachers' Sense Of Self-Efficacy When Managed Courseware Programs Are Implemented In Their Classrooms, Timothy J. Frederiks

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Teachers' Reflective Perceptions On Professional Learning As Influenced By Leadership Practices, Debra Jo Sheard Jan 2004

Teachers' Reflective Perceptions On Professional Learning As Influenced By Leadership Practices, Debra Jo Sheard

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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A Study Of The Perceived Relationship Between Mentoring And Job Satisfaction Among Selected New Teachers In Independent Schools, Randy Kleinman Jan 2004

A Study Of The Perceived Relationship Between Mentoring And Job Satisfaction Among Selected New Teachers In Independent Schools, Randy Kleinman

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, R. R. Apache, Randall L. Astramovich, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, John Filler, Steven Grubaugh, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lisa Bendixen, Jian Wang, Lori Navarrete, Nancy Sileo, Yvonne Randall, Carli Kyles, Darla Kingsley Jan 2004

Unlv College Of Education Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter, Porter Troutman, R. R. Apache, Randall L. Astramovich, Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels, John Filler, Steven Grubaugh, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Kyle Higgins, Lisa Bendixen, Jian Wang, Lori Navarrete, Nancy Sileo, Yvonne Randall, Carli Kyles, Darla Kingsley

Multicultural & Diversity Newsletter

A newsletter discussing a variety of topics dealing with multicultural topics and diversity in education.