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The Influences On Job Search Behaviors Among Convicted Felons With Substance Abuse Disorders, Anthony Raymond Saldana Jan 2013

The Influences On Job Search Behaviors Among Convicted Felons With Substance Abuse Disorders, Anthony Raymond Saldana

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This study examined job search intensity among felony-convicted, substance-abusing individuals who have been court mandated to attend community based treatment. Drug courts provide counseling and other services to help convicted felons become productive members of society. Studies show that if released prisoners become employed, they are less likely to return to prison.


Using Technology To Increase Parental Involvement In Elementary School, Scott Thomas Neuscheler Jan 2013

Using Technology To Increase Parental Involvement In Elementary School, Scott Thomas Neuscheler

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Summary.;The purpose of this project was to develop an entertaining and informative way of communicating school expectations to students and parents, and to create an atmosphere where parents want to participate in school events. The DVD targeted parents who were unaware of programs offered at the school, lacks the tools to help their students with homework, as well as parents who wanted to participate but did not know where to start.


Educational Experiences Of Pregnant And Parenting Adolescents In Pregnant Minor Education Program, Tabitha Ndinda Muteti Jan 2013

Educational Experiences Of Pregnant And Parenting Adolescents In Pregnant Minor Education Program, Tabitha Ndinda Muteti

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The objective of this study was to inquire into the educational experiences of pregnant and parenting adolescents enrolled in a pregnant minor program and represent their voices by documenting this inquiry. This is a qualitative study that utilized phenomenological perspective and included a series of three in-depth interviews with six pregnant and parenting students. The focus and aim of the study was to represent the participant's voices on their educational experiences. The participants were pregnant teenagers attending a program in Southern California in the United States of America.


Developing An Instructional Video For Educators On Blogging, Amal Ali Alsubki Jan 2013

Developing An Instructional Video For Educators On Blogging, Amal Ali Alsubki

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This project explored teacher 's use of blogging as a discussion forum that facilitates group exchanges, develop teachers' skills in a new teaching environment, and motivate students toward a higher, more technologically based learning process.


The Importance Of The Teacher's Role And Opinions On Individual Education Plans, Shallymar Ileana Bender Jan 2013

The Importance Of The Teacher's Role And Opinions On Individual Education Plans, Shallymar Ileana Bender

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This study focused on gather a better understanding of what teachers are familiar with when working with and Individual Education Plan (IEP), and how this affects the implementation of IEPs in the mainstream classroom. This study also focused on accommodations teachers are required to make, or additional information needed to accomodate for the needs of children with special needs in the mainstream classroom.


Truancy In San Bernardino: What Is It And How Should We Respond, Susan Elizabeth Kennedy Jan 2013

Truancy In San Bernardino: What Is It And How Should We Respond, Susan Elizabeth Kennedy

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The focus of this study was to gain an understanding of truancy. Familial factors are frequently blamed for attendance issues, but research shows that the reasons for truancy are oftentimes more complex. The study was conducted using the constructivist paradigm, and key stakeholders were interviewed to discuss their experience with truancy. The study's findings will influence social work practice by providing guidance to create effective truancy programs in San Bernardino. The study site for this research project was the San Bernardino Public Defender's Office. The research project was conducted in the Juvenile Division of the office. The participants were selected …


Post-Oppositional Culture Theory: Counter Narratives Of African American Preservice Teachers, Sonya Victoria Scott Jan 2013

Post-Oppositional Culture Theory: Counter Narratives Of African American Preservice Teachers, Sonya Victoria Scott

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This study seeks to counter the social narrative that African Americans resist schooling by examining African American post baccalaureate college students that have developed a passion for learning as demonstrated in their persistence and motivations to enter the teaching profession. Racially correlated disparities prevalent in standardized test scores, high school dropout rates and college eligibility remain one of the most pervasive educational dilemmas facing public schools across the nation. African Americans are identified as significantly under performing when compared to the average performance of white students.


Video Analysis: An Efficient Tool For The Modern Collegiate Baseball Hitting Coach, Eduardo Cornejo Jan 2013

Video Analysis: An Efficient Tool For The Modern Collegiate Baseball Hitting Coach, Eduardo Cornejo

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The purpose of this project is to focus on how video analysis can be an essential teaching tool for today's hitting coaches, specifically for those who look to become more efficient with limited time for instruction. This project attempts to enhance the efforts of collegiate baseball coaches to effectively teach a complex activity so that they can fulfill the other demands of their job. It is commonly known that college coaches have a rigorous schedule of recruiting future student-athletes and administrative duties not related to on-field instruction. A literature review was conducted to show how video analysis could be a …


Gradeboard: A Cloud-Based Solution For A Student Grading System, Manoj Kulkarni Jan 2013

Gradeboard: A Cloud-Based Solution For A Student Grading System, Manoj Kulkarni

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The purpose of the GradeBoard application is to develop a mobile application as a front end to interact with data stored in a cloud-based system. It leverages cloud computing features such as auto-scaling, load-balancing and NoSQL data stores. The GradeBoard application helps instructors keep track of student activities and gives students an opportunity to know how they are performing by comparing their grades with other students through a game-like leader board interface, thus creating a competitive environment in the class. Contains source code.


Online Examination System, Yuvesh Kumar Singh Jan 2013

Online Examination System, Yuvesh Kumar Singh

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The purpose of this project focused on how to implement a secure environment for online-examination in an academic and business environment without the need of any special network topologies and hardware devices. It will not only reduce the instructor's load, but will also enhance the system flexibility to fit every instructor's needs and from the examinees point of view. Contains source code.


The Effects Of Volunteer And Required Participation In Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Programs, Jr Williams Louis George. Jan 2013

The Effects Of Volunteer And Required Participation In Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Programs, Jr Williams Louis George.

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This study examines how the methods of assigning evidence-based programs are to be conducted for high risk youth in the juvenile justice system. It compares the costs of programs versus the costs of incarceration. The data collection site was NA Charderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton, California. The "Incarcerated Men Putting Away Childish Things (IMPACT) program" was selected for this study. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Division of Juvenile Justice contracts with IMPACT, a non-profit organization, to facilitate self-help groups with a goal to reduce violence in institutions. A Likert scale questionnaire was used to survey 50 subjects.


Creating Quality School Websites, Eman Essa Aldhafiri Jan 2013

Creating Quality School Websites, Eman Essa Aldhafiri

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The purpose of this project is to develop a template and video presentation to assist schools to develop and create high quality websites. Creating a good website has become increasingly important for educational institutions. The school website is an educational tool that can enhance the role of teachers, students, and parents.


Instructional Disability: Voices Of The Resource Specialists On The Design Of The Resource Support Program, Christy Vasquez Martinez Jan 2013

Instructional Disability: Voices Of The Resource Specialists On The Design Of The Resource Support Program, Christy Vasquez Martinez

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The purpose of this study was to examine the various contextual factors that influence the instructional decisions made by the resource specialist and how that guides planning for instruction. In 1990 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was enacted to protect students with disabilities. The law mandated learning disabled students receive Free Appropriate Public Education (F.A.P.E.). Various types of special education settings have been established in public schools, based on student need in order to support an appropriate education.


Exploring The Essence Of Trust Through The Lived Experiences Of Jazz Educators, John Newell Canfield Jan 2013

Exploring The Essence Of Trust Through The Lived Experiences Of Jazz Educators, John Newell Canfield

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The purpose of this phenomenological study is to contribute to the body of knowledge on trust, educational leadership, and jazz by exploring the lived experiences of jazz educators with regard to the phenomenon of trust in the educational environment.


Musical Linguistics: How Music And Artistic Creativity When Delivered As A Linguistic Practice, Help Students Master Academic Skills In English Language Arts, Cynthyny Ann Lebo Apr 2012

Musical Linguistics: How Music And Artistic Creativity When Delivered As A Linguistic Practice, Help Students Master Academic Skills In English Language Arts, Cynthyny Ann Lebo

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This Masters project consists of two elements: 1) an integrated after-school program to improve student English language reading and academic outcomes for third graders' vocabulary development by incorporating music, artistic creativity and linguistics; 2) a pilot sample curriculum that demonstrates the approach for building student comprehension through musical theater and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content experiences. Called "Water Buddy", this is an after-school program uses singing, dancing, writing, and play to build reading and vocabulary skills. The goal is to improve learner academic outcomes by mastering the elemental building blocks of words, letters, symbols by making memorable the …


Effects Of Levels Of Physical Activity On Physical Self-Concept And Social Physique Anxiety Among College Students, Heesu Lee Jan 2012

Effects Of Levels Of Physical Activity On Physical Self-Concept And Social Physique Anxiety Among College Students, Heesu Lee

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Physical activity plays a crucial role in contributing to psychological stability regarding physical concept. However, the evidence for showing the association between levels of physical activity and the psychological state has not been closed to focus on college students. This study was to examine the importance of physical activity by investigating the effects of different levels of physical activity on physical self-concept and social physique anxiety among college students. This study used a secondary data set approved by Institutional Review Board, and obtained a written permission and approval for data use. The data set used for this study was not …


Beating The Threat: The Setting Of Learning Goals As A Moderator Of The Effects Of Stereotype Threat On Performance, Sophia Sabiha Spiteri Jan 2012

Beating The Threat: The Setting Of Learning Goals As A Moderator Of The Effects Of Stereotype Threat On Performance, Sophia Sabiha Spiteri

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Stereotype threat is the fear that a person's behavior or performance will confirm an existing stereotype of a group with which that person identifies. A model was presented in this study that included mechanisms of stereotype threat and a proposed moderator of the stereotype threat-performance relationship.


Career Academy Scholars Program, Gustavo Adolfo Chamorro Jan 2012

Career Academy Scholars Program, Gustavo Adolfo Chamorro

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The purpose of this study was to gather the experiences of low-income Latino high school participating in a dual-enrollment program at a community college. Low income Latina/o students face many challenges to complete their secondary education, and to pursue a higher education degree.


Effects Of The Level Of Physical Activity On Physical Education State Anxiety Among College Students, Minhyun Kim Jan 2012

Effects Of The Level Of Physical Activity On Physical Education State Anxiety Among College Students, Minhyun Kim

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The purpose of this project was to examine the effect of physical activity on different kinds of anxiety (e.g., somatic, cognitive, and worry) in physical education class among college students.


A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Language Policy In California, Steven Gomez Jan 2012

A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Language Policy In California, Steven Gomez

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This thesis aims to investigate the issues surrounding California's Proposition 227, an important language policy passed in June of 1998 which drastically limited bilingual education. This proposition requires that all public school systems be in English only. Using a method known as Critical Discourse Analysis, this study exposes the underlying bias embedded in the discourse of newspaper articles from: the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, and the Sacramento Bee. After analyzing articles from these newspapers various themes emerged which indicated that each newspaper adhered to either assimilationists' position which is conservative, or a pluralist position which is backed …


The Physics Of School Culture: Unleashing Student Voice In The Quest For School Improvement, Henry Elizarraraz Yzaguirre Jan 2012

The Physics Of School Culture: Unleashing Student Voice In The Quest For School Improvement, Henry Elizarraraz Yzaguirre

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The purpose of this ethnographic study is to examine the lived experiences of students attending a predominately Latino urban high school in the southwest region of the United States, using interviews, focus groups, and observations to gain an insight on student engagement and disengagement from school. Riverview High School was selected as the prime site for exploring student engagement based mainly on the poor student population of color, low school retention rate, and high suspension rate. Three focus groups were identified of about 6 students each for a total of eighteen 11th grade students. Each focus group was digitally recorded …


Learning Through Literature Versus Scripted Lessons, Leticia Aviles-Parsons Jan 2012

Learning Through Literature Versus Scripted Lessons, Leticia Aviles-Parsons

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The purpose of this project was to create a guide for planning literature lessons connected to the state mandated curriculum, including today's standards for a fifth grade class and the recently adapted Common Core Standards in Language Arts. This project explains the reading comprehension problems that students in elementary school are facing, especially English learners.


Teaching Mathematics In The Classroom With Powerpoint Software, Robert Ward Kopp Jan 2012

Teaching Mathematics In The Classroom With Powerpoint Software, Robert Ward Kopp

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This study will look at at how to better student achievement in an Algebra II course. Specifically this study examines two different modifications made during the second semester of an Algebra II course taught at a high school in Riverside County. The modifications that were made were based on a detailed literature review that suggested looking at how students learn while using PowerPoint software as an instructional tool and at the same time investigate the consequence of rearranging a fairly common and predetermined curriculum pattern.


"Illegitimi Non Carborundum": Resilience In The Face Of Factory School Reform, Jennifer Nicole Brooks Jan 2012

"Illegitimi Non Carborundum": Resilience In The Face Of Factory School Reform, Jennifer Nicole Brooks

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The purpose of this study is to explore, through semi-structured interviews, public school educators' perspectives on how they interpret and cope/deal with the current high-stakes educational climate. This qualitative study explores how teachers interpret and negotiate top-down mandates and the effects of such mandates on self-efficacy, professional autonomy, and stress. It also investigates what sources of inspiration and/or support perceived by teachers as helpful in cultivating resilience. Semi-structured interviews with seven public elementary school teachers in a Southern California district served as the primary sources of data.


Effects Of School Bullying Reported By Participants In Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams, Harpreet Kaur Uppal Jan 2012

Effects Of School Bullying Reported By Participants In Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams, Harpreet Kaur Uppal

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The purpose of this project was to understand the qualitative effects of bullying. This research project used archival data collected from a counselor at a high school in Auckland, New Zealand. The data collected included stories of the victims participating in an anti-bullying intervention program called "Undercover Teams". The purpose of the analysis is to illustrate the intensity of the effects of bullying, as voiced by the victims. The study found that students who were bullied were affected both psychologically and academically. This project is intended to create awareness about the severity of bullying and its effects on the individuals …


Feedback Intervention Theory: An Examination Of The Differential Effects Of Expertise On Performance, Blakely Lauren Smith Jan 2012

Feedback Intervention Theory: An Examination Of The Differential Effects Of Expertise On Performance, Blakely Lauren Smith

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The purpose of the current research was to test the differential effects of feedback type (i.e., self-relevant vs. task-relevant) on individuals with different levels of expertise type (expert vs. novice). The current study examined level of expertise as a moderator of the effects of feedback intervention cue on performance on a sample of 193 female undergraduate psychology students at California State University, San Bernardino.


Developmentally-Appropriate Practice In The Classroom, Rayna Kailynn Prothro Jan 2012

Developmentally-Appropriate Practice In The Classroom, Rayna Kailynn Prothro

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Early childhood research literature has shown that develpmentally-appropriate practice (DAP) has a multitude of positive effects on young children's development including emotional, social, cognitive, and neurological benefits. When DAP is practiced by teachers, children are engaged in low stress learning activities, their social development is supported, and their classroom envirornment supports their cognitive and brain development. DAP provides an environment that supports all children academically.


Examinations Of Body Fat And Physical Self-Concept, Hyung-Seok Cho Jan 2012

Examinations Of Body Fat And Physical Self-Concept, Hyung-Seok Cho

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The purpose of this study was to review literature about the physical and psychological benefits of physical activity and the correlation between body fat and physical concept. This study was designed to provide not only the measurement method of body fat and physical self, but also the pros and cons of each measurement instrument. It also demonstrated the relationship between body fat and physical self-concept. Furthermore, it demonstrated the physical and psychological benefits of physical activity.


A Special Dvd Homework Project To Assist At-Risk Students With Reading Practice, Mary Kathleen Kronemeyer Jan 2012

A Special Dvd Homework Project To Assist At-Risk Students With Reading Practice, Mary Kathleen Kronemeyer

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The purpose of this project was designed to give students and their family's additional support in language arts through a technologically facilitated means to review the skills and strategies that are covered in one theme of the first grade Houghton Mifflin Reading Program. This project provides this additional instruction via a DVD which models ways for the students to practice spelling, practice sight words, reinforce the grammar shills of nouns and verbs and review definitions of vocabulary words.


A Learning Progression For Identifying And Placing Fractions On A Number Line, Corinne Dorothy Marshall Jan 2012

A Learning Progression For Identifying And Placing Fractions On A Number Line, Corinne Dorothy Marshall

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This project provides a learning progression for identifying and placing fractions on a number line that teachers can consider when introducing fractions on number lines. The number line is one of the most useful ways to represent all real numbers in relation to each other. It allows students to experience the density of the number system since all real numbers, natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers and irrational numbers have an exact and unique location on the number line.