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The Mentally Retarded Child Versus the Normal Child in Their Adjustment to the Classroom

The Mentally Retarded Child Versus the Normal Child in Their Adjustment to the Classroom

Date: 1948
Creator: Duffle, Freeda
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the problems of adjustment of the mentally retarded child as compared with the problems of adjustment of the normal child.
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Mentoring in Higher Education Music Study: Are Good Teachers Mentors?

Mentoring in Higher Education Music Study: Are Good Teachers Mentors?

Date: August 2010
Creator: McCowen, Heather V.
Description: This quantitative study examined the correlation between how college level music students rated their teachers on the Fowler/O'Gorman Mentor Functions Questionnaire and how they perceived two aspects of their private music lessons: 1) to what extent they perceived their relationship with their teachers as positive, and 2) to what extent they perceived their teachers as good. The respondents for this study were 295 undergraduate and graduate music majors studying at 5 private universities or music schools. Positive correlations were found between the scores on the Mentor Functions Questionnaire (MFQ) and good teachers and positive lesson experiences. No correlation was found between the existence of gender congruity or the lack of gender congruity and the mean score on the MFQ. Respondents reported differences among their teachers' behaviors (p < .05): Role Modeling and Coaching behavior were perceived at significantly higher levels than the other six mentoring behaviors, whereas Friendship and Advocacy behavior was found at significantly lower levels. The behaviors of Personal and Emotional Guidance, Career Development Facilitation, Strategies and Systems Advice, and Learning Facilitation were found at levels closer to the mean. When role modeling and coaching behavior are present, students perceive teachers as good and lessons as positive. It ...
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Mentoring in Nursing Doctoral Education: Processes, Perceptions, Problems and Prospects

Mentoring in Nursing Doctoral Education: Processes, Perceptions, Problems and Prospects

Date: May 1999
Creator: Kirkley, Debra Lynn
Description: This study described the mentoring relationship between doctoral nursing students and their committee chairs. Twenty-two public university doctoral programs responded to a request for names and addresses of their doctoral candidates. The Major Professor Mentoring Scale was used to measure the mentoring relationship. The survey also included demographic and open-ended questions regarding the student-committee chair relationship. Surveys were mailed to 269 doctoral students with an 86% return rate. A principal components analysis was performed to identify the structure underpinning the relationship. The typical doctoral student in this sample was found to be a 44 year old Caucasian female, married with children, working full or part time while pursuing a PhD degree. Students traveled an average of 85 miles each way to campus and nearly half had selected their program based on its location. The typical committee chair was a Caucasian, tenured, associate or full professor between 46 and 69 years of age. The majority of chairs were married and had funded research projects. The students in the study reported knowing their chairs for an average of five years. The study revealed that mentoring is occurring in the majority of relationships between doctoral nursing students and their committee chairs. Students identified ...
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Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Mentoring the first-year superintendent in Texas public schools.

Date: May 2002
Creator: McNulty, Rock Edward
Description: This study determined what mentoring experiences first-year superintendents have had and what they need from a mentoring relationship. Structured interviews and field notes were used in this qualitative study focused on Texas first-year superintendents' perceived needs from mentors. Three patterns of mentoring relationships were found: 1) no mentor in the first year, 2) mentor-protégé relationship - those who developed mentoring relationships early in a career with a more senior person in the same school system, and 3) mentoring relationships of convenience - young relationships which developed outside the same system. Skills and knowledge areas novice superintendents identified as critical for mentor assistance were school finance, development of effective relationships with groups that have expectations of the superintendent while also improving student achievement, and working within the politics of the position. Mentor characteristics novice superintendents considered necessary for a positive effect on job success include: trustworthiness, confidentiality, empathy, encouraging, active listening, and integrity. An attitude in which the mentor problem solved with the protégé, and did not give an immediate solution was displayed. Mentors actively and frequently initiated contact. Ideas were freely exchanged, giving the protégé undivided attention while not making the protégé feel inferior. The effects that previous mentoring experiences ...
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Mercado de Fort Worth: Issues and Opportunities

Mercado de Fort Worth: Issues and Opportunities

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Date: August 1999
Creator: Hernandez, Gustavo
Description: The Mercado de Fort Worth is a commercial area located between downtown Fort Worth and the "stockyards" entertainment district in a Hispanic neighborhood. Many of the buildings are vacant and in need of renovation. To promote area development, the City of Fort Worth has encouraged property owners to create a market area of Mexican-theme restaurants and shops. Property owners have expressed concern about potential returns on renovation investments. This study provides property owners with information regarding several similar projects across the country. The report finds that basic economic and site location principles are the main determinants of project success. The report also reviews local business training and assistance resources. Finally, the report provides information regarding "historic" building designations and associated tax incentives available to property owners
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The Mercury Photosensitized Reactions of some Hydrocarbons

The Mercury Photosensitized Reactions of some Hydrocarbons

Date: 1946
Creator: Dickinson, Ermintrude
Description: The problem was to study the behavior of several hydrocarbons when they were subjected to ultraviolet light of 2536 Å in the presence of mercury vapor.
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The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of 2,3-Dimethyl Butane

The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of 2,3-Dimethyl Butane

Date: 1947
Creator: Sutton, Cecil C.
Description: The work encompassed by this thesis is partially a reproduction of the results obtained by John A. Marcia in his work on the photo-chemical reactions of branched hydrocarbons. The previous work done on this particular problem was rendered partially valueless because of the loss of the liquid hydrocarbon product when a fractionation column at the Texas Company Laboratory, Beacon, New York, broke during the fractionation run.
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The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of a Mixture of Propane and Isobutane

The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of a Mixture of Propane and Isobutane

Date: 1947
Creator: Vaughan, George
Description: It was decided to determine whether or not 2,2,3-trimethylbutane could be formed by the photochemical reaction of isobutane and propane in the presence of mercury vapor energized by ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor lamp.
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The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of Isobutane

The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of Isobutane

Date: 1943
Creator: Stallings, James Cameron
Description: A study of the mercury-sensitized photo-reactions of isobutane.
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Mercury-Sensitized Photochemical Action on a Mixture of Isobutane and Isobutene

Mercury-Sensitized Photochemical Action on a Mixture of Isobutane and Isobutene

Date: June 1939
Creator: Gary, Felice
Description: This study investigated mercury-sensitized photochemical action on a mixture of isobutane and isobutene. Flow runs of isobutane-isobutene 3.2.1 mercury-saturated gases illuminated with unfiltered radiation of mercury vapor lamp gave no detectable change to hydrocarbons heavier than C4 at reaction tempratures of 27C. and 99C.
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