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Generic Skills In Arts Education: Their Use And Usefulness, Jennifer Bryce, Adrian Beavis Feb 2010

Generic Skills In Arts Education: Their Use And Usefulness, Jennifer Bryce, Adrian Beavis

Dr Jennifer Bryce

No abstract provided.


1997 Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1997

1997 Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

A survey of former Western Washington University students conducted in 1997.


A Structure For Quality Mathematics Instruction, Hilary Hollingsworth, David Clarke Dec 1997

A Structure For Quality Mathematics Instruction, Hilary Hollingsworth, David Clarke

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

The intention of the authors in this paper is to set out a possible structure by which teachers might incorporate the products of recent curriculum initiatives into their mathematics teaching. They have chosen to focus on Chance and Data as the academic content of their examples.


How British Teachers Use Their Technical Museums, Dennis Karwatka Dec 1997

How British Teachers Use Their Technical Museums, Dennis Karwatka

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

An article written by Dennis Karwatka and published in the 1997 December-January issue of The Technology Teacher, pages 34-37.


The Effects Of A Cooperative Learning Environment On Attitudes, Social Skills, And Processing Of Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Mary J. Cairy Dec 1997

The Effects Of A Cooperative Learning Environment On Attitudes, Social Skills, And Processing Of Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Mary J. Cairy

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a deliberate, planned cooperative learning environment on the attitudes, social skills, and processing of baccalaureate nursing students. A convenience sample of 43 students (Registered Nurses) randomly assigned to one of eight cooperative learning groups were the subjects for this study. Cooperative learning was used as a teaching methodology for the entire class of 15 weeks duration. The study sought to answer the following questions: (a) What effect does a deliberate, planned cooperative learning environment have on the attitudes of BSN (Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing) students toward group work? …


The Use Of Data In School-Based Decision Making, Walter J. Deboer Dec 1997

The Use Of Data In School-Based Decision Making, Walter J. Deboer

Dissertations

This study examined the extent to which various types of commonly available data were used by staff for school-based decision making at 24 elementary schools in the Grand Rapids Public School district. The level of data use w as correlated with measures of school effectiveness. Further correlational analyses examined: (a) whether principals' attitudes toward data influenced the level of data use, (b) whether staff at more effective schools made exemplary or effective use of data to a greater degree, and (c) whether staff at more effective schools were more likely to overcome traditional barriers to data use.

School effectiveness was …


Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker Dec 1997

Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College algebra has the highest enrollment of any mathematics course at Western Kentucky University. In an effort to increase the success rate in this course, Western Kentucky University added an extended version of college algebra to the curriculum in the fall of 1997. The extended version incorporates two days of supervised study per week in addition to traditional lectures. This study investigates the success of the extended college algebra course on achievement rates of Western Kentucky University students.


Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker Nov 1997

Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

The AsiaWeb Project is looking at the problem of accessing quality and relevant information on the Web. It is the product of collaboration between two disciplinary standpoints. Dr Mimi Recker is approaching the problem from a generic, systems viewpoint, seeing the information domain as a case study and Dr Tim Beal has an interest in the computer access and manipulation of information on Japan, and Asia generally. We are taking business information on Asia as the general subject and within this Japan is a priority area. However, it is considered that the techniques developed could be applied to any subject …


The Pinto Legacy: The Long Term Impact On Residents Of Elkhart County, Indiana, Paul J. Becker, Arthur J. Jipson, Alan Bruce Nov 1997

The Pinto Legacy: The Long Term Impact On Residents Of Elkhart County, Indiana, Paul J. Becker, Arthur J. Jipson, Alan Bruce

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A paper presented by Paul J. Becker at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in November of 1997 on the long term impact of two teenage girls that died following an accident involving a Ford Pinto in Elkhart County, Indiana.


Acer Newsletter No. 88 Autumn 1997, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Oct 1997

Acer Newsletter No. 88 Autumn 1997, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

ACER Newsletter archive

No abstract provided.


Koinonia, David Gyertson, Allison Beach, Katie Friesen Smith Oct 1997

Koinonia, David Gyertson, Allison Beach, Katie Friesen Smith

Koinonia

All the King's Horses: Making the Pieces Fit

President's Corner

Editor's Disk

Highlights from the 1997 ACSD Annual Conference

Increasing Opportunities for Student Athletes

CoCCA: Hot Ideas

Book Review: Leadership Jazz

ACSD Regional Directors


A Profile Of The 1996 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Richard Frye, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker Oct 1997

A Profile Of The 1996 Western Washington University Graduating Class, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble, Richard Frye, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Information on Western graduates of a given year: grades, retention, GEI, athletes, time-to-degree issues, demographics, college, degree, transfer facts, and predictors of academic success (regression analysis).


The Status Of Faculty Professional Service And Academic Outreach In New England, Sharon Singleton, Cathy Burack, Deborah Hirsch Oct 1997

The Status Of Faculty Professional Service And Academic Outreach In New England, Sharon Singleton, Cathy Burack, Deborah Hirsch

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In 1994 the New England Resource Center for Higher Education surveyed New England colleges and universities about the professional service faculty are engaging in, and the policies and structures that support such activities. Information was obtained from 120 institutions. As seen through a wide lens, there is considerable institutional commitment to faculty professional service. A majority of respondents reported that service is both a stated part of their institutional mission and that faculty, administrators and staff supported that commitment. However, a sharper focus reveals a gap between statements and practice: only a third of the respondents were able to demonstrate …


On The Answer-Arrangement Bias Of Professional Certification Examinations In Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Mark M. Higgins Oct 1997

On The Answer-Arrangement Bias Of Professional Certification Examinations In Accounting, Marshall A. Geiger, Mark M. Higgins

Accounting Faculty Publications

The test construction literature has emphasized the randomization of answers within multiple-choice items as a way to eliminate test construction bias. This study examines the answer placement bias of the multiple-choice portion of the 1987 - 1992 CIA, CMA, and CPA exams. The results indicate a consistent bias toward the "A" position in the CIA exam and against the "A" and "E" positions on the CMA exam. Also, all three exams were found to have significantly fewer correct answer runs (e.g., four "A's" in a row) than would be expected from the random placement of answers. A discussion of test …


Fact Book 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1997

Fact Book 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This sixteenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily-used format. I hope this provides a profile that will expand your understanding of our institution.


Enrollment Report - Fall 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1997

Enrollment Report - Fall 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Ngc 5291: Implications For The Formation Of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies, Benjamin K. Malphrus, Caroline E. Simpson, S. T. Gottesman, Timothy G. Hawarden Oct 1997

Ngc 5291: Implications For The Formation Of Dwarf Irregular Galaxies, Benjamin K. Malphrus, Caroline E. Simpson, S. T. Gottesman, Timothy G. Hawarden

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

The possible formation and evolution of dwarf irregular galaxies from material derived from perturbed evolved galaxies is addressed via an HI study of a likely example, the peculiar system NGC 5291. This system, located in the western outskirts of the cluster Abell 3574, contains the lenticular galaxy NGC 5291 which is in close proximity to a disturbed companion and is flanked by an extensive complex of numerous knots extending roughly 4' north and 4' south of the galaxy. In an initial optical and radio study, Longmore et al. (1979, MNRAS, 188, 285) showed that these knots have the spectra of …


Call And Culture: Assessment And Response, Ralph Saubern Aug 1997

Call And Culture: Assessment And Response, Ralph Saubern

Ralph Saubern

This paper discusses the Perspectives Interaction Paradigm of Squires and McDougall (1994) which is a tool that teachers can use to assess CALL and generate appropriate classroom responses.


Overview Of The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth Program 1996, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Aug 1997

Overview Of The Longitudinal Surveys Of Australian Youth Program 1996, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

LSAY Technical Reports

The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program brings together two existing, long-established projects, ACER’s Youth in Transition and DEETYA’s Australian Youth Survey. The origins and extent of these two projects are described in the following pages. While contact with the AYS cohort is due to finish in 1997, it is hoped to continue to survey members of the Youth in Transtion 1975 birth cohort up to at least age 25. In addition, a new program of surveys of students progressing through school and into postschool education and the labour force was established in 1995. New cohorts of Year 9 …


Flying Universities: Educational Movements In Poland 1882-1905 And 1977-1981, A Socio-Historical Analysis, Gregory A. Lukasik Aug 1997

Flying Universities: Educational Movements In Poland 1882-1905 And 1977-1981, A Socio-Historical Analysis, Gregory A. Lukasik

Masters Theses

In Poland in 1977, a group of intellectuals formed an independent educational enterprise under the name "Flying University." Interestingly, the original "Flying University" was organized by a group of radical professors nearly a century earlier, at a time when the Polish state disappeared from the political map of Europe. I was interested in seeing whether the two were the same, as their common name would suggest, or if they differed in any respect. I attempted to answer this question by focusing on the so-called universities' memberships, ideologies, and objectives.

I have followed the method of interpretive historical sociology (Skocpol, 1979) …


School Achievement And Initial Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Stephen Lamb Jul 1997

School Achievement And Initial Education And Labour Market Outcomes, Stephen Lamb

LSAY Research Reports

This report looks at the relationships between literacy and numeracy achievement in junior secondary school and a range of education, training and labour market outcomes at age nineteen. It pays particular attention to the education and labour market effects of differences in literacy and numeracy skills.


Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part Two: Reflections On The Western Experience, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye Jul 1997

Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part Two: Reflections On The Western Experience, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Results of the survey of 1992 Western graduates conducted in 1996.


Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part One: Three To Four Years In The Workplace, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye Jul 1997

Profile Of Alumni From The Class Of 1992, Part One: Three To Four Years In The Workplace, George Cvetkovich, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Richard Frye

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Results from the survey of 1992 Western alums conducted in 1996.


Enrollment Report - Summer 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1997

Enrollment Report - Summer 1997, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


1996-1997 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 1997

1996-1997 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archive

1996-1997 issue of Profile Magazine.


Causal Attribution And Dimension Differences Between Sixth-Grade Urban Middle School Students Who Pass And Students Who Fail Reading On The Virginia Literacy Passport Test, Elsie Perry Daniels Jul 1997

Causal Attribution And Dimension Differences Between Sixth-Grade Urban Middle School Students Who Pass And Students Who Fail Reading On The Virginia Literacy Passport Test, Elsie Perry Daniels

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Attribution theory, which focuses on student beliefs about why they succeed or fail, was investigated with 220 sixth grade students who were required to pass the Virginia Literacy Passport test. Part I of this study investigated the reliability and validity of Causal Dimension Scale II (McAuley et al., 1992) when it is used with a sixth grade preadolescent population. Part II investigated student attributions for performance outcomes on the reading portion of the Virginia Literacy Passport test. This study researched the hypothesis that middle school students who passed the Virginia Literacy Passport Test (LPT) reading test would attribute their successful …


The Effect Of Interlocutor And Assessment Mode Variables In Overseas Assessments Of Speaking Skills In Occupational Settings, T Mcnamara, Tom Lumley Jun 1997

The Effect Of Interlocutor And Assessment Mode Variables In Overseas Assessments Of Speaking Skills In Occupational Settings, T Mcnamara, Tom Lumley

Dr Tom Lumley

The increasing demand for performance assessment of speaking skills in second languages has led to logistic complications, for example, the delivery of tests in overseas locations. One solution to the problem has been to train native interlocutors to carry out a series of oral interactions with the candidate, with assessment from audiorecordings of the test session postponed and conducted centrally by a small team of trained raters. But these procedures raise questions about the effect of such facets of the assessment situation as interlocutor variables and the quality of the audiotape recording. This article examines these issues in the context …


A Numeracy Curriculum, Dave Tout, B Marr Jun 1997

A Numeracy Curriculum, Dave Tout, B Marr

David (Dave) Tout

Outlines the rationale and development of a curriculum for adults based on realistic purposes and uses of mathematics, and discusses its potential for use with secondary students who are not coping with a more formal curriculum.


Case Studies Of High-Ability Students With Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved, Sally M. Reis, Terry W. Neu, Joan M. Mcguire Jun 1997

Case Studies Of High-Ability Students With Learning Disabilities Who Have Achieved, Sally M. Reis, Terry W. Neu, Joan M. Mcguire

Education Faculty Publications

We used qualitative methods to study 12 young people with learning disabilities who were successful at the college level. The participants reported negative school experiences, verified by their parents and school records, such as social problems, difficulty with teachers, and frustration with certain academic areas. The interaction of their high abilities and their learning disabilities produced a number of negative consequences since their talents were not usually addressed by the school system they attended. However, despite these experiences, participants were able to integrate specific personal traits and special compensation strategies and environmental modifications to succeed in a challenging university setting. …


The Effects Of Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (Emdr) On Self-Reported Test Anxiety In College Students, John C. Hampel Jun 1997

The Effects Of Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (Emdr) On Self-Reported Test Anxiety In College Students, John C. Hampel

Dissertations

Test anxiety is a common problem among students in western culture due to the importance of academic achievement and the consequences for failure. Many consider test anxiety to be primarily an issue of poor study habits and test readiness. However, some students who appear to possess excellent study habits also appear to experience severe anxiety during tests. A recent meta-analysis of test anxiety research substantiated these claims, finding that test anxiety appeared to be an emotionally-based as opposed to a cognitively-based problem. Despite these findings, the etiologies for test anxiety remain unknown. Similar to nearly all DSM-IV diagnostic categories, test …