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Combining Comprehension Reading Instruction With Video Anchors With Middle-Level Learners, Heidi Andreasen May 2009

Combining Comprehension Reading Instruction With Video Anchors With Middle-Level Learners, Heidi Andreasen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Reading comprehension is a multidimensional process and a key component of this process is the activation of prior knowledge in the comprehension of text. This study utilized video clips as a means to anchor instruction and assist struggling middle-level readers in comprehending text. Participants in this study were 17 seventh- and eighth-grade students from a rural middle school. The study used a single-subject reversal design. During the baseline phase of the study, students read four different titles before a stable baseline could be established. The data collected were the combined mean scores of the teacher-created comprehension assessments and commercially produced ...


Educational Mathematical Games As An Aid To Learning With Seventh Grade Mathematics Students At Wahlquist Junior High, Lewis Riley Taylor May 1972

Educational Mathematical Games As An Aid To Learning With Seventh Grade Mathematics Students At Wahlquist Junior High, Lewis Riley Taylor

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

One of the trends in mathematics has been the introduction of educational games as learning devices . A student's attitude toward mathematics is recognized to be very high when games are used. Walter Cronkite, on CBS television, summed up the promise of educational gaming when he said, "By participating, by playing a game , an other - wise dull subject becomes fascinating and unforgettable to the student." (Nesbitt, 1971, p. 2) Bradfield states it in this manner:

Many teachers of mathematics are unbelievably boring in their approach to teaching. Consequently , many potentially strong students never develop any great liking for mathematics. This ...


A Survey Of Teacher Aide Utilization In Elementary Schools With Suggested Application Toward Improved Use Of Teacher Aides In The Elementary School Of Logan City, Utah, Clyde Ray Bartlett May 1971

A Survey Of Teacher Aide Utilization In Elementary Schools With Suggested Application Toward Improved Use Of Teacher Aides In The Elementary School Of Logan City, Utah, Clyde Ray Bartlett

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

WANTED**TEACHER AIDES

Students and teachers want them and need them. New school programs and citizens' advisory groups require them. All interested persons inquire at the nearest Board of Education, County or State Department of Education, or at the United States Office of Education (Department of Health, Education and Welfare). (Wright, 196 9, p. xi)

NEW CAREERS IN EDUCATION ARE WAITING! WANTED

Another pair of helpful hands, two kindly, watchful eyes and listening ears, enveloped by one willing spirit with understanding heart. No special training needed, but all talents will be utilized. Ability to give encouragement, helpful. Eager parents and ...


Educational And Family Conditions That Affect Post-High School Plans Of Intermountain Navajo Seniors, George Patrick Lee May 1970

Educational And Family Conditions That Affect Post-High School Plans Of Intermountain Navajo Seniors, George Patrick Lee

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Graduation from high school has become the accepted educational goal for most Americans and stands as the minimum requirement not only for higher education but also competitive positions in the employment market. The general public, the government, business, industry and education have great interest in the plans and decisions of high school graduates.


A Survey Of Sixth Grade Students' Reactions To Selected Situations Involving Certain Elements Of Civil Rights, Robert Neldon Hanson May 1970

A Survey Of Sixth Grade Students' Reactions To Selected Situations Involving Certain Elements Of Civil Rights, Robert Neldon Hanson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine :

1. What actions sixth grade children think should be taken in situations that contain certain elements of c ivil rights.

2. The reasons given by the s ixth grade children for choosing these actions.

A measuring instrument was constructed from 14 court cases containing certain elements of civil rights. These court cases were then rewritten so that sixth grade students could comprehend the vocabulary and situations described. Statements for students responses were developed from the case itself, newspapers, and magazine articles. Two sixth grade classes and one fifth grade class served as ...


An Investigation Of Computer Assisted Instruction, Dennis C. Jensen May 1967

An Investigation Of Computer Assisted Instruction, Dennis C. Jensen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Background

It appears that technological innovations have increased pressures on all elements of society including education. The forces of change are creating pressures on the organization structure, teaching content, and teaching methodology. One of these technological innovations is the computer. Educators have shown increasing interest in the use of computers for classroom teaching, especially within the past few years , and many basic questions have been raised .

Statement of the problem

It was the purpose of this study to investigate the role of computer assisted instruction in our education process with emphasis on individualizing instruction, teacher's role, limitations, and future ...


An Evaluation Of The Promotion Policy Of The Iron County Schools, Claudia J. Forsyth May 1966

An Evaluation Of The Promotion Policy Of The Iron County Schools, Claudia J. Forsyth

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In 1931, the Department of Superintendents, National Education Association, in their Nineth Yearbook, put "Pupil Promotion" as first in a listing of five factors needing study . In 1966, more than three decades later, the effects of promotion or nonpromotion, still remain the subject of serious consideration among educators. The problem has been the subject of research studies and many opinion articles.

The Iron County School District, Cedar City, Utah, has advocated a policy of careful evaluation for each child considered for nonpromotion . The philosophy of the district which advocates adjusting instruction to meet individual differences should eliminate, except in rare ...