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University Of Maine System - Remediation Report 2015, University Of Maine System Dec 2015

University Of Maine System - Remediation Report 2015, University Of Maine System

General University of Maine Publications

The report includes the number of Maine high school students who matriculated at one of the University of Maine System institutions directly out of high school and who required enrollment in one or more remedial/developmental courses.


A Retrospective View Of Bullying, Janie M. Stewart Dec 2015

A Retrospective View Of Bullying, Janie M. Stewart

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

An Abstract of the Dissertation Presented

in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
(in Education)
December 2015

Bullying in schools is one of the most prevalent challenges for teachers, administrators, and counselors all over the world (Esbensen & Carson, 2009; Merrell, Gueldner, Ross & Isava, 2008). The increase in bullying is evident by the growing interest in the behaviour, as well as intervention and prevention programs (Esbensen & Carson, 2009). This study examines the retrospective view of 10 university students who were identified as bullies during junior high years. Ten in-depth interviews were conducted, and analyzed. Themes were identified ...


Thinking Beyond The Fried Egg Model: How Accurately Do Students Perceive Cells In A Living Context?, Milissa Knox Dec 2015

Thinking Beyond The Fried Egg Model: How Accurately Do Students Perceive Cells In A Living Context?, Milissa Knox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This exploratory study investigated three aspects of introductory undergraduate biology students’ understanding about cells. The study, which took place at the University of Maine with voluntary students in Basic Biology (“BIO100”) in the summer and fall of 2009, examined (1) students’ pre-course perceptions of cells as they exist in a living context and (2) gains in students’ perception and knowledge about cells after completing the one-semester course (BIO100). Results are based on lecture exam scores, pre-post surveys developed as a part of this thesis, and interviews with two groups of biology students. A total of 498 students participated in the ...


Minerva 2015, The Honors College Dec 2015

Minerva 2015, The Honors College

Minerva

This issue of Minerva includes an interview with Honors alumnus and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Bernard Lown; a celebration of retiring Assistant Dean, Barbara Ouellette; and memorial articles celebrating the lives of notable Honors supporters, Betsy Leitch and Dennis Rezendes. Other highlights include a spread on Honors student travel and community engagement; and an article on Honors graduate, Jill Pelto, whose artwork graces the front and back covers of the 2015 Minerva.


Somali Parents' Involvement In The Education Of Their Children In American Middle Schools: A Case Study In Portland, Maine, Abdullahi Ahmed Dec 2015

Somali Parents' Involvement In The Education Of Their Children In American Middle Schools: A Case Study In Portland, Maine, Abdullahi Ahmed

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Across the nation, language minority students comprise one of the largest minority groups in U.S. public schools. The increase of linguistically diverse students, especially Somalis, brings unique challenges to Portland, Maine public schools. Different subgroups have their unique characteristics, yet the U.S. education system treats immigrants and English Language Learners (ELL) as somewhat the same (Barrera, 2006; Hosp & Reschly, 2004). Although there are many reasons for the underachievement of minority students in public schools, one way to mitigate low performance of students is engaging parents by creating mutual relationships between parents and schools and involving all families in the education of children of all ages (Christen & Sheridan, 2001; Crespo-Jimenez, 2010; Cutler, 2000).

This case study examines the views of one subgroup, Somalis, on education and schooling as well as their involvement in their children’s middle schools. The study employed a mixed method design using interviews and surveys ...


Investigating Teachers' Content Knowledge And Pedogogical Content Knowledge In A Middle School Physical Science Curriculum On Force And Motion, Daniel Patrick Laverty Dec 2015

Investigating Teachers' Content Knowledge And Pedogogical Content Knowledge In A Middle School Physical Science Curriculum On Force And Motion, Daniel Patrick Laverty

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Teaching is a profession that requires the incorporation of many types of knowledge in order to create effective instructional experiences that promote student learning. Teachers need to blend their knowledge of the content with the methods for delivering that content and an understanding of their students' thinking. With increasing concern in the United States over student achievement in science and mathematics, there is ongoing discussion about which elements of teacher knowledge most directly correlate with effective instruction. How do specific strands of teacher knowledge blend to influence student learning outcomes? This study explores the roles of teacher content knowledge (CK ...


"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 20, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 20, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 40, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 40, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 19, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 19, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 46, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 46, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 1-3, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 1-3, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 4, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 4, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 6-10, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 6-10, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 11, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 11, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 12-17, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 12-17, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 18, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 18, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 22-24, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 22-24, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 25, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 25, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 26-27, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 26-27, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 28, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 28, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 29, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 29, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 30, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 30, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 31, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 31, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 34-35, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 34-35, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 36-39, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 36-39, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 41, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 41, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 43, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 43, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 44, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 44, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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Fy15 Statement Of Revenues, Expenses And Changes In Net Position, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services Oct 2015

Fy15 Statement Of Revenues, Expenses And Changes In Net Position, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services

General University of Maine Publications

Audited financial statements for the University of Maine.


Fy15 Statement Of Net Position, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services Oct 2015

Fy15 Statement Of Net Position, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services

General University of Maine Publications

Audited financial statements for the University of Maine.