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The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland Jan 2010

The Professional Learning Community And Its Effect On African American Students' Achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland

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The purpose of this correlational study was to quantify the degree to which teachers believe their school adheres to professional learning community (PLC) practices and determine to what extent PLC practices are related to student achievement. The study also attempted to determine to what extent PLCs were related to African American students' achievement and closing the achievement gap.;Schools were the unit of analysis and participants were elementary school teachers from 25 schools in a large diverse school district located in the mid-Atlantic region. They were administered Hord's School Professional Staff as Learning Community survey to compute their school ...


The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez Jan 2010

The Effect Of An African-American Rites Of Passage Prevention Program On Adolescent Ethnic Identity, Drug Attitudes, Behavior In The Classroom And Academic Performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez

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The Relationship Between Racial Attitudes, Ego Developmental Level And Multicultural Counseling Knowledge And Awareness In School Psychologists, Valerie K. Mcdonald Jan 2006

The Relationship Between Racial Attitudes, Ego Developmental Level And Multicultural Counseling Knowledge And Awareness In School Psychologists, Valerie K. Mcdonald

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Literature As A Tool For Cultural Analysis: A Post-Processual Examination Of The Ante-Bellum Tidewater Elite 1830-1860, Shirley Kathryn Holmes Jan 1990

Literature As A Tool For Cultural Analysis: A Post-Processual Examination Of The Ante-Bellum Tidewater Elite 1830-1860, Shirley Kathryn Holmes

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A Descriptive Study Of Sex-Trait Stereotypes Of Lay Church Members For Women Clergy, Loretta A. Mueller Jan 1989

A Descriptive Study Of Sex-Trait Stereotypes Of Lay Church Members For Women Clergy, Loretta A. Mueller

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the sex-trait stereotype church lay people had of women clergy. Two groups of lay people were studied, those who had and had not had a woman clergy as either pastor or assistant pastor of a church to which they belonged. Data was also obtained from women clergy.;Gough's Adjective Check List was used to determine a stereotype that the above described lay people had of women clergy. The goal was to determine if there were differences between lay men and women in the way they described women clergy and if there ...


The Development Of An Exceptional Brethern Ministers Scale For The California Psychological Inventory, James Ralph Hutchison Jan 1983

The Development Of An Exceptional Brethern Ministers Scale For The California Psychological Inventory, James Ralph Hutchison

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The purpose of this study was to develop an Exceptional Brethren Ministers Scale for the California Psychological Inventory. This scale was designed to differentiate between effective and ineffective parish pastors in the Church of the Brethren.;The procedure involved the identification of two groups of parish clergy in the Church of the Brethren. These groups were formulated using a Pastoral Effectivenes Rating Form, (PERF). A list containing 160 items was circulated among a group of experts in ministry in the Church of the Brethren for their appraisal. The experts rated each item according to its efficacy in discriminating between effective ...