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A Portrayal Of The Work Life Of Tenured African-American Female Faculty Working Within Historically White, Public Institutions Of Higher Education In Virginia, Carol A. Wilson Dec 1998

A Portrayal Of The Work Life Of Tenured African-American Female Faculty Working Within Historically White, Public Institutions Of Higher Education In Virginia, Carol A. Wilson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to portray the experiences of African-American tenured female faculty employed within Historically White, public institutions of higher education in Virginia. This study is a portrait of the career paths, teaching experiences, institutional experiences, community and personal activities, work life, and the future of African-Americans. The study focused on personal experiences and provided a grounded recording for other African-American female faculty members employed within comparable institutions of higher education. The interviews also addressed educational preparation, mentoring, expectations, frustrations, difficulties, cultural and collegial experiences. Participants' audio taped responses were transcribed. Similarities that evolved from the discussions …


Career Development In Young Adult Women: Educational Influences On Self-Esteem, John E. Montreal Nov 1998

Career Development In Young Adult Women: Educational Influences On Self-Esteem, John E. Montreal

MALS Final Projects, 1995-2019

The study of the college experience and student self-esteem contributes to the understanding of human development. There are biological, environmental, and cognitive factors that influence student behavior. For women, the process is often preordained by gender roles shaped by men. The effects play a strong part in career development. This paper explores social, psychological, and biological research that informs human behavior. Studies about college influences on women's self-concept and self-esteem reveal the factors involved in their career persistence, and decision-making. The evidence exposes the process that embodies student development, more than it suggests conclusions about ' career development. Helen Astin's …


Writing Center Practices In Tennessee Community Colleges, James E. Crawford Aug 1998

Writing Center Practices In Tennessee Community Colleges, James E. Crawford

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this study was to develop a profile of writing centers in twelve community colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. This profile included how they were established, how they are funded and staffed, what services are provided and to whom, how training is provided for staff, and how technology is incorporated. More important than the profile itself, however, was an analysis of successful and unsuccessful practices, especially those related to governance, structure, and training of staff, as revealed through the perceptions and experiences of writing center directors. Because electronic technology has transformed the craft of writing, …


Women And The Superintendency: Personal And Professional Demographics And The Perceptions Of Barriers And Strategies Held By Women Superintendents, Deanna Mary Anderson Jul 1998

Women And The Superintendency: Personal And Professional Demographics And The Perceptions Of Barriers And Strategies Held By Women Superintendents, Deanna Mary Anderson

Doctoral Dissertations

The major purposes of this study were to identify the personal and professional characteristics of women superintendents and to identify women superintendents' perception of barriers and successful strategies.

The survey instrument, Questionnaire on Perceptions of Barriers and Strategies Impacting on Women Securing the Superintendency, was sent to 360 women superintendents with a response rate of 60%. Frequency distributions showed that the average respondent was married between the ages of 50 and 59, was white, holds a doctoral degree, works in district with 1,000 to 2,999 students and has been in her current position for 1 to 4 years.

Frequency distributions …


A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff May 1998

A Case Study Of The Effects Of Integration On Two Black High Schools In East Tennessee, Sheila R. Knaff

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of integration on two black high schools and their communities in East Tennessee. The purpose of the study was to show how integration impacted these two communities both negatively and positively. The research method was qualitative and used the case study approach. Interviews of former students, teachers, and administrators of these two schools was a primary source of data collection. Further analysis of the data used the qualitative software package QSR NUD*IST 4.0. Data gained from the interviews, coupled with historical and current literature, as well as other published documents in relation to these two …


Retracing Gender Bias And The Validity Of Believed Differences Between Male And Female Coaches Of Women's Basketball, Melissa Baile Apr 1998

Retracing Gender Bias And The Validity Of Believed Differences Between Male And Female Coaches Of Women's Basketball, Melissa Baile

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

Leaders in higher education and athletics are concerned with the decline in the number of female coaches. The lack of role models for young women athletes and the inability for young women to be hired into, and remain in, coaching is problematic to the development of women in society.

The results of Acosta's 1985 study indicated that athletic directors held two stereotypical beliefs regarding the decline in the number of female coaches: a lack of qualification and time constraints due to family responsibilities. The purpose of the current research is to address two questions: (1) are male athletic administrators correct …


A Poetry Curriculum For Primary Teachers, Janice M. Matheny Jan 1998

A Poetry Curriculum For Primary Teachers, Janice M. Matheny

All Graduate Projects

This project examined the role of poetry in language development and literacy acquisition in children. The review of current literature strongly supported the rationale for providing poetry experiences beginning at an early age and continuing on through the first few years of school. All stages of language development benefit from exposure to rhythm and rhyme. Poetry can be there to bridge the gap as young children speak their first words, read their first book and write their first sentence. Included is a poetry curriculum centering on the theme of Playground Rhymes. It was specifically written for primary teachers. The research …


Multi-Culture Unit On Native Americans, Calvin E. Marschall Jan 1998

Multi-Culture Unit On Native Americans, Calvin E. Marschall

All Graduate Projects

The culture of the Native American has been ignored by the educational institutions of the United States far too long. With the recent comi decisions upholding Native American treaties, local school districts must obligate themselves to the teaching of Native American culture. The purpose of this project was to develop a multicultural unit, about Native American culture, and then introduce this unit of study into the history classes at Wenatchee High School.


Writing And Illustrating Books For Young Readers, Denise May Williamson Jan 1998

Writing And Illustrating Books For Young Readers, Denise May Williamson

All Graduate Projects

This creative project consists of one complete manuscript for a children's book, intended for young readers (ages 5-8), and twelve possible illustrations created in coordination with the text. The manuscript explores the difference between old age and youth, as it is discovered by a child desiring to spend the day with his grandfather. Page numbers and other notes are included to define how the text would come together to fit publishers' guidelines. Various illustration techniques were studied throughout the coursework of this program, to include: black and white ink, color reproduction, watercolor painting, and enhanced computer art. A storyboard was …


A Comparative Study Of Catholic And Non-Catholic Students In A Catholic Secondary School, Wheeling Central Catholic High School, With Respect To Their Religious Knowledge And Religious Practices, Mary Aileen Mansuetto Jan 1998

A Comparative Study Of Catholic And Non-Catholic Students In A Catholic Secondary School, Wheeling Central Catholic High School, With Respect To Their Religious Knowledge And Religious Practices, Mary Aileen Mansuetto

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The purpose of the present study is to compare Catholic and non-Catholic students in a Catholic High School (Wheeling Central Catholic High School) with respect to their religious knowledge and religious practices. One hundred and fifty-nine (159) Catholic students (92 ninth graders, 67 twelfth graders) and eighteen (18) non-Catholic students (14 ninth graders, 4 twelfth graders) are included in the study. Raw scores for religious knowledge and religious practice were derived from data obtained from administration of the Assessment of Catholic Religious Education (ACRE), 1992 edition. Results indicate a statistical difference between Catholic and non-Catholic students at a .05 significance …


Holistic Approaches In A Secondary Discipline-Based Art Education Curriculum, Jennifer Hicks Limle Jan 1998

Holistic Approaches In A Secondary Discipline-Based Art Education Curriculum, Jennifer Hicks Limle

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The primary objective of this study is to examine the possible advantages of incorporating the principles and strategies of whole language to a secondary art education curriculum. Reading, or the process of decoding symbols, is an integral part of the learning process. It is particularly pertinent to the three academically oriented components of Discipline-Based Art Education: art criticism, art history, and the study of aesthetics. The holistic strategies promoted by the whole language movement, may be characterized by an emphasis on written responses and experience-oriented, student-centered curriculum. This approach is expected to enhance the DBAE curriculum.

The possibility that primary …


California Early Literacy Learning As An Effective Alternative To Reading Recovery For School-Wide Literacy Instruction, Jeanette Lynn Campbell Jan 1998

California Early Literacy Learning As An Effective Alternative To Reading Recovery For School-Wide Literacy Instruction, Jeanette Lynn Campbell

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Literacy Through Writing, Glenda Jean Lindberg Jan 1998

Literacy Through Writing, Glenda Jean Lindberg

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Literacy Learning Centers In A Second Grade Classroom, Tammy Ann Hermann Jan 1998

Literacy Learning Centers In A Second Grade Classroom, Tammy Ann Hermann

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Readers Theatre: Part Of The Elementary Reading Program, Caren Ann Toruño Jan 1998

Readers Theatre: Part Of The Elementary Reading Program, Caren Ann Toruño

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Reading Aloud: Preparing Young Children For School, Melissa Erickson Jan 1998

Reading Aloud: Preparing Young Children For School, Melissa Erickson

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


A Guidebook For Implementing A Writer's Workshop, Kimberly Mackay Hartnett Jan 1998

A Guidebook For Implementing A Writer's Workshop, Kimberly Mackay Hartnett

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to provide beginning teachers or teachers new to writing instruction with a step-by-step guideline for implementing writer's workshop in a K-3 classroom. The first eight weeks of writer's workshop are outlined and defined complete with prompts and reflections teachers can use to make this strategy responsive to the needs of their students.19 440 0 Thesis (M.A.)--California State University, San Bernardino, 1998.


Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie Jan 1998

Church, State, And School: The Education Of Freedmen In Virginia, 1861-1870, Susan W. Gillespie

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"That The Future May Learn From The Past": The Goals And Educational Value Of Living History Museums, Nicole Marie Mahoney Jan 1998

"That The Future May Learn From The Past": The Goals And Educational Value Of Living History Museums, Nicole Marie Mahoney

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Parent Involvement In Family Literacy, Eloise Nobis Johnson Jan 1998

Parent Involvement In Family Literacy, Eloise Nobis Johnson

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Literacy: Adopting Motivational Literacy Practices Meant To Last A Lifetime, Diana Kathryn Metz Jan 1998

Literacy: Adopting Motivational Literacy Practices Meant To Last A Lifetime, Diana Kathryn Metz

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Handbook For Parents Of First Grade Children Learning To Read And Write, Linda Marie Brown Jan 1998

Handbook For Parents Of First Grade Children Learning To Read And Write, Linda Marie Brown

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Construct Validity Of The Principles Of Edification As Measures Of Edifying Teaching In The Lds Church Educational System, Robert F. Elzey Jan 1998

The Construct Validity Of The Principles Of Edification As Measures Of Edifying Teaching In The Lds Church Educational System, Robert F. Elzey

Theses and Dissertations

The degree of validity of various teacher evaluation systems in the Church Educational System (CES) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been questioned. Despite several administrative and scholarly attempts, there has been an absence of an accepted set of dimensions for such measurement. In an effort to specify the desirable attributes and practices of religious educators, CES administrators have defined six CES values and seven principles of edification. One of these values is identified as Edifying Teaching. By CES definition, edification occurs when a student is built up spiritually. The seven principles of edification are …


Case Study Of Assessment In A High School Classroom: The Impact Of Changes In Assessment On Curriculum, Instruction, Teachers, And Students, Deborah A. A Brady Jan 1998

Case Study Of Assessment In A High School Classroom: The Impact Of Changes In Assessment On Curriculum, Instruction, Teachers, And Students, Deborah A. A Brady

Educational Studies Dissertations

This study examined the impact of changes in assessment on curriculum, instruction, teachers, and students. The study describes the complex, developmental process by which a particular course, teachers, and a class evolved, articulated goals and standards, and assessed their learning. My co-teacher and I used a variety of assessments: conferences, peer review, reflections, portfolios, group projects, and presentations in addition to traditional tests and quizzes. The methodology was a qualitative study by a teacher/researcher in a high school Humanities class.


Key Administrative Decisions In The History Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Education In Bermuda, Leslie C. Holder Jan 1998

Key Administrative Decisions In The History Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Education In Bermuda, Leslie C. Holder

Dissertations

Problem. In 1993, during the celebration of fifty years of continuous Christian education in Bermuda, it became strikingly evident that the Seventh-day Adventist Church had no single literary, historical compilation of SDA education in the country. This research can help to fill this information void.

Method. Seven key administrative decisions have been identified as being of paramount importance in influencing the manner in which SDA education has developed in Bermuda: (1) the initial decision to found an SDA school, (2) the relocation of the school to the Sandringham property, (3) the expansion from eight grades to twelve, (4) the choices …


Power In Religious Organizations: A Study Of Principals' Perspectives As Seen In Three Religious High Schools In Michigan, Patrick L. Allen Jan 1998

Power In Religious Organizations: A Study Of Principals' Perspectives As Seen In Three Religious High Schools In Michigan, Patrick L. Allen

Dissertations

Problem. Power is a phenomenon that is known to almost everyone, and is evident in any relationship that involves at least two individuals. Despite its inescapability, not many individuals are aware of its nature and characteristics and how it displays itself, especially in the organizational setting. This study focused on how power displays itself in religious organizations, and described particular activities that occur in the context of three religious schools in Michigan.

Method. To accomplish the purpose of the study the literature on power was reviewed to identify the existing theories. This documentary approach was combined with case studies to …


Assessing Indicators Of Early Reading Skills, Tammy M. Claypool Jan 1998

Assessing Indicators Of Early Reading Skills, Tammy M. Claypool

Masters Theses

Measures that assess pre-reading skills were examined. The measures included a typical informal kindergarten inventory for Initial Consonant Sound Identification, and Good's (1997) DIBELS measures that include: Letter Naming Fluency, Onset Recognition Fluency, and Phonemic Awareness Fluency. Participants included 50 kindergarten students from three different classrooms from two elementary school buildings in the same school district. Results demonstrated that the four measures were highly correlated with each other, and that the Onset Recognition Fluency measure best predicted the classroom teacher' predictions of at-risk students for reading difficulties. The four measures together were moderately to highly predictive of the teachers' ratings …