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Statewide Higher Education Governing Board Decision Making In Capital Project Planning, Richard Charles Runner Jul 1987

Statewide Higher Education Governing Board Decision Making In Capital Project Planning, Richard Charles Runner

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Funds spent for capital construction in the United States reached $4.3 billion in 1985. As the amount of funds for higher education capital construction has increased, so has the concern for adequate controls on capital spending. The scope and size of the existing physical plants and the number of construction or remodeling projects currently underway call for careful scrutiny of the manner in which public governing boards carry out their responsibilities on the public's behalf.

The primary focus of this study was the involvement of statewide higher education governing boards in the review and approval of capital projects ...


Category Test And Wais Scores: Sex And Age Inter-Relationships, Julia Ann Shelton Jul 1987

Category Test And Wais Scores: Sex And Age Inter-Relationships, Julia Ann Shelton

Psychology Theses & Dissertations

The current study investigated sex and age differences on the WAIS and Category Test in a sample of 218 persons, half male and half female, between the ages of 16 and 39. The sample was composed of well educated diabetics without neurological symptomatology and of above average intelligence.

Three types of statistical analyses were performed. The first of these were factor analyses of structural composition of WAIS and Category tests as influenced by sex. Results suggested that males and females exhibit different patterns of performance. The second analyses were regression analyses to predict Category Test performance from WAIS scores and ...


Community Development Through Industry And Education Partnerships: An Integrated Evaluability Assessment Of A Cooperative Training Alliance Between Industry And An Urban Community College, Richard E. Witte Apr 1987

Community Development Through Industry And Education Partnerships: An Integrated Evaluability Assessment Of A Cooperative Training Alliance Between Industry And An Urban Community College, Richard E. Witte

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Conceptualizing community college/industry training linkages as unified programs with established evaluable outcomes will allow practical assessment of their value as a community development tool.

The purpose of this study was to conduct an evaluability assessment of the training linkage between Tidewater Community College and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. This alliance was formed to provide professional academic instruction as an element of the shipyard apprentice program. The study established the documented program expectations and the program expectations of state and local community development policy makers, community college leaders and shipyard management. The study evaluated all identified expectations for compatibility across partnership ...


A Comparison Of The Way Teachers Perceive Educational Computer Software Written For Junior High School Students With The Way Students Actually Feel About The Software Through The Use Of A Modified Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Evaluating Tool, Louis O. Beatty Jan 1987

A Comparison Of The Way Teachers Perceive Educational Computer Software Written For Junior High School Students With The Way Students Actually Feel About The Software Through The Use Of A Modified Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Evaluating Tool, Louis O. Beatty

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study is to determine whether teachers' perceptions of how junior high school students will view computer software will compare favorably with how students actually view the software by analyzing the results of a modified Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory evaluating tool. Identical evaluating tools will be used by both teachers and students.


Reasons Students Enrolled In Adult Education Abe And Ged Preparation Classes, M. Elaine Chase Jan 1987

Reasons Students Enrolled In Adult Education Abe And Ged Preparation Classes, M. Elaine Chase

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this study were to determine: 1. Why students enrolled in ABE classes; 2. Why students enrolled in GED Preparation classes; 3. Effective strategies to encourage higher enrollments in ABE and GED Preparation classes.


A Study Of The Education For Employment Program Henrico County, Virginia As It Relates To The County Dropout Rate, 1979-1986, Cliff Fink Jan 1987

A Study Of The Education For Employment Program Henrico County, Virginia As It Relates To The County Dropout Rate, 1979-1986, Cliff Fink

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to conduct a countywide survey to identify and analyze the E.F.E. Program in Henrico County as it relates to what effect this program had on the total county dropout rate since 1979.


A Study Of Industrial Arts Teacher Job Satisfaction, Joseph E. O'Keefe Jan 1987

A Study Of Industrial Arts Teacher Job Satisfaction, Joseph E. O'Keefe

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research questions were as follows: 1. Are Industrial Arts teachers lacking in job satisfaction? 2. Are the laboratories over-crowded for the jobs being assigned to those facilities? 3. Do the teachers feel they have enough input into curricula and decision-making policies? 4. Do the teachers lack supervision?


A Study To Determine Desired Life/Work Skills Not Acquired By Adults During Formal School Training, N. Gail Mcclure Jan 1987

A Study To Determine Desired Life/Work Skills Not Acquired By Adults During Formal School Training, N. Gail Mcclure

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This problem was answered by focusing on the following questions: 1. Which topics or subjects do adults feel that they are lacking to improve either their personal or professional lives? 2. Which topics or subjects were not available to them during their formal school training?


A Study Of Computer Anxiety Among Business College Accounting Students, Barbara Scott Jan 1987

A Study Of Computer Anxiety Among Business College Accounting Students, Barbara Scott

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study attempted to answer the following research questions: 1) What were the factors that lead to computer anxiety among business college accounting students? 2) What areas of computerized Accounting II applications caused problems? 3) How could these computer anxiety factors be alleviated?


Efficiency Versus Effectiveness: The Teacher Versus The Computer In Classroom Education, Juanita V. Smith Jan 1987

Efficiency Versus Effectiveness: The Teacher Versus The Computer In Classroom Education, Juanita V. Smith

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

This study presented the following hypothesis: H1 There is a significant difference in the performance of Business Computer Application students who are taught Word Processing by packaged tutorial software and Business Computer Application students who are taught Word Processing by teacher-assisted method as measured by Word Processing Unit Test.


Supervisors' Perceptions Of Staff Development Needs Of Urban Vocational Teachers, Patricia Tynes Tompkins Jan 1987

Supervisors' Perceptions Of Staff Development Needs Of Urban Vocational Teachers, Patricia Tynes Tompkins

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

The purpose of this study was to determine vocational supervisors' perceptions of staff development needs of urban vocational teachers. The population for this study consisted of the vocational education supervisors in the urban areas of Virginia with a population of 50,000 or more. The Delphi technique was employed to gather the data from the supervisors.

The first research goal of this study was to determine the most pressing staff development need of urban vocational teachers as perceived by their supervisors. The results showed that the supervisors perceived the most pressing staff development need to be "Projection of a positive ...