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Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 6, Salve Regina College Dec 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 6, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


An Automated Diagnostic Test And Tutorial Package For Basic Skills Of Mathematics In Post Secondary Vocational Education Of Kentucky: Construction And Validation, Odell D. Wilson Dec 1987

An Automated Diagnostic Test And Tutorial Package For Basic Skills Of Mathematics In Post Secondary Vocational Education Of Kentucky: Construction And Validation, Odell D. Wilson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to determine characteristics of entering vocational students in Kentucky Area/State vocational schools and to develop a computerized diagnostic instrument and tutorial package for assisting students in the mastery of necessary basic skills in mathematics. After specific math skills were identified in which proficiency is required of vocational education students, item pools were constructed for each skill. The skill item pools were validated using approximately 500 public school students throughout the grades of four through eight in public schools of Harlan County, Kentucky, Lee County, Virginia, and Washington County, Tennessee. The items within ...


The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm Dec 1987

The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study is to determine if students who were called with a computer assisted dialing device would have a better attendance record than students who were not called. One hundred and fifty students from three East Tennessee schools were chosen at the beginning of the 1986-1987 school year to serve as the control group. At the end of the 1986-1987 school year another 150 students were selected from the same three schools who had been called with the computer dialing device. Students were compared based on their attendance record for the entire eight month period. Using the ...


Effective And Less Effective Schools: Differences In Morale And Leader Behaviors As Revealed By Selected Observations, Jerry A. Lynn Dec 1987

Effective And Less Effective Schools: Differences In Morale And Leader Behaviors As Revealed By Selected Observations, Jerry A. Lynn

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was: (a) to determine if a significant difference exists between leadership behavior of principals in effective schools when compared to leadership behavior of principals in less effective schools as perceived by teachers, (b) to determine if a significant difference exists in teacher morale in effective schools when compared to less effective schools, and (c) to determine if a significant difference exists in the comparison of the correlations between leadership behaviors of principals and factors contributing to teacher morale in effective schools when compared to less effective schools. A total of 158 teachers returned completed questionnaires ...


An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris Dec 1987

An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to investigate the problems listed as bothersome and their frequency as identified by selected elementary teachers. Another objective was to analyze differences between teacher problems and selected social demographic variables. The background research was limited to a review of the literature related to the subject. It was determined that the relevance of professional problem solving as a competency could provide formative information to guide changes in undergraduate, graduate, preservice, and in-service education. A descriptive research design was followed by surveying a selected sample of teachers of grades 1-7 in the nine counties and two ...


The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm Dec 1987

The Effects Of Administrative Uses Of Computer Assisted Telecommunications On School Attendance, Carroll M. Helm

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study is to determine if students who were called with a computer assisted dialing device would have a better attendance record than students who were not called. One hundred and fifty students from three East Tennessee schools were chosen at the beginning of the 1986-1987 school year to serve as the control group. At the end of the 1986-1987 school year another 150 students were selected from the same three schools who had been called with the computer dialing device. Students were compared based on their attendance record for the entire eight month period. Using the ...


An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris Dec 1987

An Analysis Of Problems Identified By Teachers And Selected Social Demographic Variables, Brenda C. Harris

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to investigate the problems listed as bothersome and their frequency as identified by selected elementary teachers. Another objective was to analyze differences between teacher problems and selected social demographic variables. The background research was limited to a review of the literature related to the subject. It was determined that the relevance of professional problem solving as a competency could provide formative information to guide changes in undergraduate, graduate, preservice, and in-service education. A descriptive research design was followed by surveying a selected sample of teachers of grades 1-7 in the nine counties and two ...


Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 5, Salve Regina College Nov 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 5, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 4, Salve Regina College Oct 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 4, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


Up The Down Staircase Oct 1987

Up The Down Staircase

Taylor Theatre Playbills

The playbill for Taylor University’s Fall 1987 performance of Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman.

Up the Down Staircase tells the story of an idealistic English teacher in an inner-city high school who hopes to develop a love for classic literature in her students. The play follows her struggles with students, fellow teachers, and the bureaucracy and how she touches the lives of her students.


Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 3, Salve Regina College Oct 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 3, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 2, Salve Regina College Oct 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 2, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


Dope Is Death, Amilcar Shabazz Oct 1987

Dope Is Death, Amilcar Shabazz

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

"Dope is Death" started as a study document for revolutionary nationalist cadres in the 1980s at the height of the Crack Wars and Reaganomics. It was later published in the September/October 1987 issue of "By Any Means Necessary!" newspaper published by the New Afrikan People's Organization. The version seen here is the 1988 pamphlet edition.


Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 1, Salve Regina College Sep 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 18, No. 1, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


Research On Effective Schools: Implications For Less Developed Countries, Elchanan Cohn, Richard A. Rossmiller Aug 1987

Research On Effective Schools: Implications For Less Developed Countries, Elchanan Cohn, Richard A. Rossmiller

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools Of Virginia, Sandra C. Richardson Aug 1987

Actual And Ideal Role Perceptions Of Instructional Supervisors In The Public Schools Of Virginia, Sandra C. Richardson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to determine if differences existed in the perceptions of selected public school instructional supervisors regarding the amount of actual and ideal time allocated for identified supervisory roles. The study was conducted during the 1986-87 school year in Virginia. A questionnaire, developed by the researcher, was field tested through a six-week pilot study with 100 instructional supervisors in Virginia. Upon validation of the instrument, it was mailed to a randomly selected sample of 363 instructional supervisors in Virginia. A total of 220 respondents (60.6%) returned the questionnaire. Significant differences were found in perceived allocation ...


The Effects Of Teacher’S Homework Strategies On Performance, Attitude And Attendance, Anna Liebmann Pusateri Aug 1987

The Effects Of Teacher’S Homework Strategies On Performance, Attitude And Attendance, Anna Liebmann Pusateri

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Recent studies show a definite connection between graded homework and increased performance. Also, correlations have been detected between performance and increased attendance at the secondary level. This study tested and evaluated 50 Non-Regents students in the City School District of Rochester and their responses to varied treatments of homework strategy to determine if the students reacted more favorably to one type over another. The data was collected in three areas: (1) performance, (2) attitude, and (3) attendance. Analysis at the 0.05 level of significance showed differences in means for the attitude construct, enjoyment of mathematics, and performance. Although the ...


Early Drawing And Writing: A Study Of Young Children's Products, Processes, And Perceptions, Mary Jane Pearce Aug 1987

Early Drawing And Writing: A Study Of Young Children's Products, Processes, And Perceptions, Mary Jane Pearce

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to investigate how young children perceive the processes of drawing and writing, to determine the characteristics of the drawing and writing samples and episodes, and to determine what relationships exist among the processes, products, and perceptions.

Ten nursery school children were interviewed to investigate young children's perceptions and abilities within the drawing and writing processes. The children were asked to produce one drawing and one writing sample and to respond to six interview questions. Responses to interview questions were categorized and then descriptively analyzed. Drawing and writing episodes were classified and described according to the ...


Impact Of The Impressions Program And Whole Language On Third Graders In The Hilton Central School District, Virginia W. Maier Aug 1987

Impact Of The Impressions Program And Whole Language On Third Graders In The Hilton Central School District, Virginia W. Maier

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to determine if there is any statistically significant advantage manifested as a result of the use of the Impressions program. This will be determined by an analysis of test scores achieved by the third grade students on the PEP test administered to all third graders during May, 1987.

Data was collected for each group to establish equivalence by comparing SAT test scores from the end of second grade, administered in May of 1986. These scores will then be compared to test scores from the PEP test administered at the end of third grade in ...


A Comparison Of Values Between Public School Principals And Middle Managers In Manufacturing Industries, Helen H. Mills Aug 1987

A Comparison Of Values Between Public School Principals And Middle Managers In Manufacturing Industries, Helen H. Mills

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study compares the value systems of public school principals and middle managers in manufacturing industries in four counties in Upper East Tennessee. The purpose of the study is to provide information for persons involved in planning policies and providing funds for public school education programs. This is a descriptive study which uses data gathered from the administration of the Rokeach Value Survey to principals and managers selected for the study. The data presented include comparisons of median scores of individual values in terms of their relationships and differences by main research groups as well as sex and age subgroups ...


Student Achievement, Absenteeism, And Social Factors, Shirley Reams Jul 1987

Student Achievement, Absenteeism, And Social Factors, Shirley Reams

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether student achievement and absences are influenced by the home and social factors such as parental education, family make-up, ethnicity, home ownership, retention, free lunch, sex, and grade.

The following hypotheses were tested:

1. There was no statistically significant relationship at .05 level between student achievement and each of: grouping, grade, sex, mother's education, father's education, family make-up, ethnicity, free lunch, rehousing, home ownership.

2. There was no statistically significant relationship at the .05 level between student absenteeism and each of: achievement grouping, grade, sex, mother's education, father's ...


Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 16, Salve Regina College May 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 16, Salve Regina College

Newsbulletin

No abstract provided.


A Descriptive Profile Of School Board Members In North Carolina, Merrell J. Riddle May 1987

A Descriptive Profile Of School Board Members In North Carolina, Merrell J. Riddle

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics of school board members in the public school systems of North Carolina in order to obtain a profile of the typical board member and compile the suggested qualifications as a basis for possible change in the legal requirements for membership on local boards of education. A researcher-designed questionnaire was mailed to all school board members in North Carolina. Responses were received from 309 board members. A descriptive profile of board of education members in the public school systems of North Carolina was developed; determination of legal requirements for board membership ...


The Effect Of Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Fifth Grade Students From Single-Parent Homes, Patricia R. Hill May 1987

The Effect Of Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Fifth Grade Students From Single-Parent Homes, Patricia R. Hill

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to examine this important social change - the single-parent family and focus on its effect on the achievement of the child in the family in his role as a student. Dealing specifically with fifth-grade students, a description of their physical, social and emotional characteristics will be included, as well as the symptoms, related causes and a definition of stress. Some children have developed mechanisms for dealing with stress, those mechanisms will be described. Intervention techniques will also be included and a statistical study comparing the California Achievement Test raw scores in reading, math and total ...


Use Of A Unique Combination Of Recognized Methods To Construct A Model For Studying The Power Structure For A Selected Community: Comparison Of General Community And Educator Perceptions, Charlie J. Allen May 1987

Use Of A Unique Combination Of Recognized Methods To Construct A Model For Studying The Power Structure For A Selected Community: Comparison Of General Community And Educator Perceptions, Charlie J. Allen

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The primary purposes of this study were three-fold. First, the reputational methodology for studying community power structures was to be enhanced with computer assisted data analysis techniques to produce a tool that educational leaders could use in the quest for understanding the community power structure. Second, the method was to be altered to produce a tool for assessing the degree to which groups of educators understand the power structure. Third, the methodology was to be applied to a selected community in order to produce a model of the power structure that could be used to gauge the effectiveness of the ...


An Examination Of Demographic Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals And Student Achievement Scores, Winston A. Riddle May 1987

An Examination Of Demographic Characteristics Of Elementary School Principals And Student Achievement Scores, Winston A. Riddle

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to consider the specific demographic characteristics of elementary school principals in conjunction with the academic achievement of students in an attempt to identify characteristics that might assist in the identification of effective principals. The characteristics tested were the principal's age, sex, race, tenure in the current position, total experience as a principal, level of previous teaching experience, and level of education. During and following the review of the literature, a list of characteristics was compiled and refined and a survey instrument constructed. The survey was sent to 255 randomly selected elementary school principals ...


Leadership Decisions: Situational Dimensions And Leaders' Responses In Labor Intensive Industries, Alan R. Mcmurray May 1987

Leadership Decisions: Situational Dimensions And Leaders' Responses In Labor Intensive Industries, Alan R. Mcmurray

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between situational leadership effectiveness of administrators in hospitals and principals in high schools in a selected geographical area. The data-gathering instruments were the Leader Effectiveness & Adaptability Description (LEAD-Self) and a one-page demographic sheet. The LEAD-Self provides a measurement of situational leadership style and leadership effectiveness based upon responses to 12 administrative decisions. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data gathered, with the Eta and Pearson's product-moment being the correlation studies used. Six research questions were explored, dealing with the relationship between the effectiveness score and the ...


Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 15, Salve Regina College Apr 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 15, Salve Regina College

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No abstract provided.


Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 14, Salve Regina College Apr 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 14, Salve Regina College

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No abstract provided.


Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 13, Salve Regina College Mar 1987

Newsbulletin Vol. 17, No. 13, Salve Regina College

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No abstract provided.