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Pleasure And Peril: Shaping Children's Reading In The Early Twentieth Century, Wendy Korwin Jan 2006

Pleasure And Peril: Shaping Children's Reading In The Early Twentieth Century, Wendy Korwin

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Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords Jan 2006

Our Great Physicist: Professor Joseph Henry Of Princeton And The Rise Of Science In The Antebellum College, Sarah Swords

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Working To Reduce Ninth Grade Failure Rates In Urban School Settings: A Multi-Case Study Of Ninth Grade Transition Programs In Four Urban High Schools In Virginia, Lynnell Theard Gibson Jan 2006

Working To Reduce Ninth Grade Failure Rates In Urban School Settings: A Multi-Case Study Of Ninth Grade Transition Programs In Four Urban High Schools In Virginia, Lynnell Theard Gibson

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The focus of the ninth grade year as a crucial year for high school students is a current issue that raises national concern. Currently, rural and suburban school districts have been successful in implementing and in sustaining successful ninth grade transition programs. However, in urban settings, educators have been perplexed by the varying degrees of success with these same strategies. This study focused on four urban high schools' efforts to increase ninth grade promotion rates and ultimately high school completion rates. Each school's efforts have been described in order to gain insight into how each program was developed to ...


Navigating The Academy: The Career Advancement Of Black And White Women Full-Time Faculty, Wandalyn Fanchon Glover Jan 2006

Navigating The Academy: The Career Advancement Of Black And White Women Full-Time Faculty, Wandalyn Fanchon Glover

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The recruitment, retention, and promotion of Black women in the academy continue to be a challenge even after numerous policies and programs to rectify historical and social injustices in American society. This study utilized a womanist lens as a framework to conceptualize the interlocking impact of race and gender on the experiences of Black women in higher education. Utilizing a quantitative design, the primary source for the study included data gathered from the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty conducted by the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) in survey cycles of 1993, 1999, and 2004. The researcher examined the pace ...


An Investigation Of Virginia School Leaders' Knowledge And Perceptions Regarding The Impact Of The Discipline Provisions Of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act On School Safety And Professional Development, Charlotte Hardison Worley Jan 2006

An Investigation Of Virginia School Leaders' Knowledge And Perceptions Regarding The Impact Of The Discipline Provisions Of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act On School Safety And Professional Development, Charlotte Hardison Worley

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This research examined the knowledge level and perceptions of 300 randomly selected school leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning the discipline provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA 97). The overarching questions answered in the study were (1) to what extent are school leaders aware of the existing discipline provisions of IDEA 97 which have been in place since 2001; and (2) how do school leaders view the impact of those provisions on their ability to maintain a safe learning environment for all?;Findings resulted in one significant difference (p<.05) among school leaders in the sub-domain of Knowledge. Elementary leaders reported a significantly lower level of knowledge regarding the discipline provisions of IDEA 97 than did their middle school peers. School leaders across knowledge domains and school levels reported that the discipline provisions of IDEA 97 did not negatively impact their ability to maintain safe schools. Moreover, professional development was identified by school leaders in the study as a high need to manage the discipline provisions of IDEA 97 across all school levels.


Who Flourishes In College? Using Positive Psychology And Student Involvement Theory To Explore Mental Health Among Traditionally Aged Undergraduates, Virginia Miller Ambler Jan 2006

Who Flourishes In College? Using Positive Psychology And Student Involvement Theory To Explore Mental Health Among Traditionally Aged Undergraduates, Virginia Miller Ambler

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The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between undergraduate students' mental health and their engagement in the educational experience. The researcher identified traditionally-aged college students (18-23) who were flourishing and distinguished them from students who were moderately mentally healthy and/or languishing according to Keyes' (2002) continuum of mental health model. Mental health was the dependent variable. Student involvement was defined as the extent to which students engage in empirically derived good educational practices as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement's College Student Report (2005). The five benchmark measures of student engagement were independent ...