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A Study Of The Effect Of Selected Teaching Strategies On Creative Thinking Ability And Reading Comprehension, Carol Miller Despos Dec 1980

A Study Of The Effect Of Selected Teaching Strategies On Creative Thinking Ability And Reading Comprehension, Carol Miller Despos

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if the creative thinking skills of third and fourth grade students could be enhanced by the use of selected teaching strategies designed to stimulate fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration. A second purpose was to investigate the relationship between creative thinking and reading.

The subjects were third and fourth graders who were all members of the same racially integrated, homogeneously grouped classroom in an urban elementary school. A control group and a treatment group were formed. Both groups were found to be statistically equivalent in reading ability and creative thinking ability when pretested ...


The Population-Food Squeeze: Education For Survival, N. Keith Roberts Apr 1980

The Population-Food Squeeze: Education For Survival, N. Keith Roberts

USU Faculty Honor Lectures

One in every four people living on our planet goes to bed hungry each day, and many more survive on inadequate diets only to die prematurely. At the same time, many of the world's natural resources are producing food far below their potential. Almost 25 percent of the Earth's adult population are illiterate, and many more are severely deficient in basic educational skills.


An Esl Program With Laotian Refugees, Patricia A. Ryan-Croes Jan 1980

An Esl Program With Laotian Refugees, Patricia A. Ryan-Croes

MA TESOL Collection

This project is a report on an ESL program developed for and taught to a Laotian couple who arrived in Brattleboro, Vermont in December 1979. The program took place from January to March 1980. The purpose of this report is to present and discuss issues, incidents, suggestions and conclusions regarding the teaching of ESL to Laotian refugees which may be helpful to program organizers and teachers.

The first part of the report details the refugee couple's background before their arrival in Brattleboro. Next is a description of the process of organizing the program and establishing the classroom procedure. This ...