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A Comparative Analysis Of Family Structure And The Academic Achievement Level Of African American Students In Selected North Carolina Schools, Mary Ferguson Dec 2009

A Comparative Analysis Of Family Structure And The Academic Achievement Level Of African American Students In Selected North Carolina Schools, Mary Ferguson

Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a difference between the family structure and academic achievement of African American students attending rural and urban schools in North Carolina. The purpose was also to analyze how family structure and the academic achievement scores of ninth grade African American male and African American female students who attend a rural and urban high school in North Carolina. Finally, the purpose was to determine whether there was a significant difference between family structure, academic achievement and gender of African American rural and urban high school students.


Simpson County, Kentucky - Teachers Register (Sc 2030), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2009

Simpson County, Kentucky - Teachers Register (Sc 2030), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2030. Pages from a ledger listing Simpson County, Kentucky school districts by number, the names of school trustees and teachers, and some information on school fund expenditures.


Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2009

Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 455. Interviews with ten African Americans who attended the Ralph Bunche School in Glasgow, Kentucky. Informants provide history and other information related to the importance of the school in Glasgow's African American community.


Preparing School Principals For A Diverse And Changing World, Gilbert Davila Sep 2009

Preparing School Principals For A Diverse And Changing World, Gilbert Davila

Educational Considerations

The mission of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University is to develop “knowledgeable, ethical, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world."


St. Columba Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1982), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2009

St. Columba Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1982), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1982. Register of students of St. Columba Academy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and its successor, St. Joseph's School. Register covers 1887-1890, 1898-1906, 1910-1936. Includes photocopy of grade record of Georgia Johnson.


Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2009

Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 1693. Enrollment and attendance book kept by teacher Mollie Sherry for the July-December, 1912 term at Riverside School in Warren County, Kentucky.


Witten, Tempie Jane (Bell), 1901-1985 (Mss 261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2009

Witten, Tempie Jane (Bell), 1901-1985 (Mss 261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 261. Correspondence, chiefly genealogical related; family files; research materials about Grayson County, Kentucky schools, churches, businesses, history, and personalities. Also includes items related to Witten's long career as a teacher in Grayson County schools.


The Enduring Appeal Of Community Schools, Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, Michael C. Johanek, John Puckett Jul 2009

The Enduring Appeal Of Community Schools, Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, Michael C. Johanek, John Puckett

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Burns, William F. (Sc 1944), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2009

Burns, William F. (Sc 1944), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1944. Letters to O.O. Pillans, director of admissions at the Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Jefferson County, Kentucky, related to the admission of his son Robert J. Burns.


Development Of Test Of Academic Readiness, Tanachit Kasintorn Jun 2009

Development Of Test Of Academic Readiness, Tanachit Kasintorn

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop a test of academic readiness for first grade instruction in Thailand. Test of Academic Readiness (TAR) consists of six domains: verbal, visual, memory, math, logical, and general knowledge. Two pilot studies were carried out and a main study tested items in those domains. Rasch model was used to assess the scale’s level of reliability and item discrimination. Content validity was claimed through extensive review of literature and similar readiness tests both in the U.S. and Thailand.

TAR achieved a range of reliability between 0.73-0.93 with the exception of ...


Staff In Australia’S Schools 2007, Phillip Mckenzie, Julie Kos, Maurice Walker, Jennifer Hong, Susanne Owen May 2009

Staff In Australia’S Schools 2007, Phillip Mckenzie, Julie Kos, Maurice Walker, Jennifer Hong, Susanne Owen

Dr Phillip McKenzie

The SIAS project, undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research in collaboration with the Australia College of Educators, gathered information from over 13,000 secondary and primary school teachers and leaders across the country. It aimed to address key gaps in the data available to characterise the teaching profession to support workforce planning. The project's findings and recommendations are presented in two components: the Staff in Australia's Schools data survey; and a report on Teacher Workforce Data and Planning Processes in Australia. The reports produced through the SIAS project provide a wide range of comprehensive data and ...


Cardwell, Edna, D. 2005 - Collector (Sc 1920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Cardwell, Edna, D. 2005 - Collector (Sc 1920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu


Is It The Blues? Depression & Suicide Prevention In Our Schools, Naveen Jonathan Apr 2009

Is It The Blues? Depression & Suicide Prevention In Our Schools, Naveen Jonathan

Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty Presentations

Discusses the prevalence of depression and suicide among children and teenagers, the factors behind it, signs and symptoms, and what educators can do to help prevent it and help suffering students.


Impact Of Poor Quality Of Life On Adolescents In Rural Kentucky: A Brief Report, Hatim A. Omar, Søren Ventegodt, Joav Merrick Apr 2009

Impact Of Poor Quality Of Life On Adolescents In Rural Kentucky: A Brief Report, Hatim A. Omar, Søren Ventegodt, Joav Merrick

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

In many rural areas in Kentucky, adolescents lack the basic assets for a good quality of life, such as having caring adults, a safe place and useful activities after school. Methods: Analysis of data from middle and high school students referred to a comprehensive school based health promotion center (SBHPC). Results: From august 2006 to February 2008, a total of 382 students (200 female, 182 male, aged 12-18 years) were referred to the SBHPC for help. Only two (0.5%) students had two parents living with them and 12 (3.1%) had safe, organized after school activities. 19.9% of ...


Bevier-Cleaton High School, 1931 (Sc 1802), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2009

Bevier-Cleaton High School, 1931 (Sc 1802), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1802. School stationery with 1931 class list, Bevier-Cleaton High School, Cleaton, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.


A Tale Of Two School Systems, Michael E. Lewyn Feb 2009

A Tale Of Two School Systems, Michael E. Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Explains that suburban schools are more popular than urban schools primarily due to their more socially homogenous student bodies, and suggests that urban school systems seek to retain students through expanded magnet school programs.


Irvine, M. Loula (Sc 1739), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2009

Irvine, M. Loula (Sc 1739), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1739. Teacher's grade book kept by M. Loula Irvine from September 1889 to January 1890 for an unidentified Kentucky school. Also includes some notes on elocution.


Evaluation Of School-Based Counseling Groups, Kendra J. Garrett Jan 2009

Evaluation Of School-Based Counseling Groups, Kendra J. Garrett

Social Work Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Principal Evaluation And Student Achievement: A Study Of Public Elementary Schools In Dupage, Will, And Lake Counties, Illinois, Edward John Condon Jan 2009

Principal Evaluation And Student Achievement: A Study Of Public Elementary Schools In Dupage, Will, And Lake Counties, Illinois, Edward John Condon

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the topic of the evaluation of school principals and the role it plays in fostering student achievement. The overarching research question for this study was the following: "Is there a relationship between the type and intensity of principal evaluation and pupil performance in DuPage, Will, and Lake County, Illinois public schools at the K-8 level?"

While there are a number of purposes for principal evaluation, the tools and methods used to evaluate principals vary tremendously by both state and school district. This study addressed the degree to which principal evaluation affects students ...


Civics And Citizenship Education In Schools In Afghanistan, Mohammad Tariq Habibyar Jan 2009

Civics And Citizenship Education In Schools In Afghanistan, Mohammad Tariq Habibyar

Master's Capstone Projects

This thesis focuses on the status of civics and citizenship education in schools in Afghanistan. My purpose for this study was (a) to understand what is taught about civics education in classrooms, (b) what concepts of civics education are addressed in the national curriculum and the text books, and (c) what role civics education plays in Afghan schools to produce productive citizens. My assumption is that schools have direct impact on civics understanding of the students and how they use their civics knowledge in everyday life. Civics education raises students’ political, governance, and social awareness and informs them about their ...


Planning Disaster Resilient School Facilities: The Consultative Development Of The Inee Guidance Notes For Safer School Construction, Darren Hertz Jan 2009

Planning Disaster Resilient School Facilities: The Consultative Development Of The Inee Guidance Notes For Safer School Construction, Darren Hertz

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Building Community Partnerships To Enhance Participation In Sport And Physical Activity: Tertiary Institutions And Primary Schools, Kim Mckeen, Paul I. Webb, Philip J. Pearson Jan 2009

Building Community Partnerships To Enhance Participation In Sport And Physical Activity: Tertiary Institutions And Primary Schools, Kim Mckeen, Paul I. Webb, Philip J. Pearson

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Decreasing levels of physical activity and increasing obesity levels amongst Australian children have received much attention in recent years, with research finding that the prevalence of overweight Australian children and adolescents, almost doubled during the ten year period from 1985-1995. Schools have been identified as one community setting that has the potential to address concerns regarding child physical activity and obesity levels by providing an environment which promotes lifelong physical activity, through both structured and unstructured programs.


Literacy Initiatives In The Urban Setting That Promote Higher Level Thinking, Karen C. Waters Jan 2009

Literacy Initiatives In The Urban Setting That Promote Higher Level Thinking, Karen C. Waters

Education Faculty Publications

How does an urban district become a twice-nominated candidate by the Broad Foundation? In a district in which 72 languages are spoken, 38% of the students live in homes in which English is not the dominant language, and 91% of the population is minority (African American, Asian, and Hispanic), this largest school district in Connecticut not only made student learning a priority, but focused on higher level thinking as part of the process. This chapter provides insight to grassroots implementation of district and department initiatives over the course of five years that emphasized cognitive and metacognitive strategies in advancing the ...


Examining The Invisibility Of Girl-To-Girl Bullying In The Schools: A Call To Action, Suzanne Soohoo Jan 2009

Examining The Invisibility Of Girl-To-Girl Bullying In The Schools: A Call To Action, Suzanne Soohoo

Education Faculty Articles and Research

"It does not matter whether one is 13, 33, or 53 years old, but if you are female, chances are that other girls have bullied you sometime in your lifetime. Bullying is not the kind of abuse that leaves broken bones; rather, it is a dehumanizing experience that manifests itself in the form of rumor spreading, name calling, psychological manipulation, character assassination, and social exclusion. Female teachers who are former victims of girl bullies or who themselves have been complicit with girl-to-girl bullying, consistently casting a blind eye to this ritualized social degradation, allowing it to continue generation after generation ...


The Enduring Appeal Of Community Schools, Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, Michael C. Johanek, John Puckett Dec 2008

The Enduring Appeal Of Community Schools, Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, Michael C. Johanek, John Puckett

Michael C Johanek

No abstract provided.