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Evaluation of Law Enforcement and the Court System in Texas: Perspectives of Adult Protective Services Case Managers

Evaluation of Law Enforcement and the Court System in Texas: Perspectives of Adult Protective Services Case Managers

Date: May 2013
Creator: Weaver, Matthew S.
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of Texas Adult Protective Services (APS) case managers (CM) in regard to their relationships with the law enforcement community and area courts. The sample consisted of 138 Texas APS CMs. The survey measured respondents' perceived strengths and weaknesses of their relationships with both the law enforcement community and with area courts. Items also included respondents' interest in receiving additional training and their perceptions of level of job-readiness of newly hired APS CMs. Data were analyzed quantitatively using SAS. Findings of the survey revealed high ratings of perceived teamwork on the part of the CM are associated with high relationship ratings with both area courts and law enforcement. Findings also revealed that high ratings of perceived autonomy on the part of the CM are associated with lower relationship ratings with law enforcement personnel but not with area courts.
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Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Evaluation of Materials now Available for Teaching Spanish-Speaking Children to Speak and Read English

Date: 1947
Creator: Read, Jennie Mae
Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and evaluate materials available to teachers attempting to solve the problems of teaching Spanish-speaking children to read English, and to make some suggestions as to the effective ways of selecting materials to be used in a locality where Spanish-speaking children attend the public schools.
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An Evaluation of Matrix Training Approaches for Teaching Compound Labels to Toddlers

An Evaluation of Matrix Training Approaches for Teaching Compound Labels to Toddlers

Date: May 2015
Creator: Wilshire, Tayla C.
Description: Matrix training techniques arrange instruction for stimulus relations that facilitate emergent responding to novel stimulus arrangements, which is a phenomenon known as recombinative generalization. The current study compared two common matrix training approaches, an overlapping (OV) design and a non-overlapping (NOV) design, with respect to arranging relations targeted for training. Two, typically-developing toddlers were taught compound action-object labels in either an OV or NOV matrix training design. Results suggest that an OV matrix design facilitates recombinative generalization more effectively than a NOV design.
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An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

Date: 1947
Creator: Jinkins, Imogene
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine whether speech teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether speech training has made any contribution to the general education of the ninth grade students in the Odessa Junior High School.
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An Evaluation of Methods of Reporting Grade Progress in a Selected Number of Schools

An Evaluation of Methods of Reporting Grade Progress in a Selected Number of Schools

Date: 1950
Creator: Dyer, Hattie E.
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an evaluation of the type of reports on pupil progress made by a selected number of elementary schools in Texas to determine the extent to which the reports meet criteria for reporting grade progress to parents.
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An Evaluation of Ministerial Speech Training in Meeting the Speech Needs of Ministers in the Fort Worth-Dallas Area

An Evaluation of Ministerial Speech Training in Meeting the Speech Needs of Ministers in the Fort Worth-Dallas Area

Date: August 1964
Creator: Evridge, Dorothy J.
Description: This study attempts to determine whether available ministerial speech training meets the current speech needs of active Protestant ministers by asking: 1. In the opinions of ministers, how comprehensive was their speech training? 2. In active ministers' opinions, what are the current speech needs of ministers? 3. According to the information obtained from school catalogs and the speech departments of the schools from which the ministers graduated, what speech training is available at these institutions? 4. According to a comparison of the speech needs (given by ministers) with the available speech training (indicated by the schools): A. Does the available speech training meet the current speech needs? B. If not, what recommendations are needed?
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An Evaluation of Motion Picture Films for Use in Music Education

An Evaluation of Motion Picture Films for Use in Music Education

Date: June 1949
Creator: Bolin, Carl B.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to present an evaluated list of motion picture films which are related to the field of music and the teaching of music in order that both teacher and student of music may become familiar with the films which are available for use in music education and with the relative merit of each film.
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An Evaluation of Music Appreciation Courses in Selected Institutions of Higher Learning by Measuring Change in the Sensitivity of the Students to Form and Style in Unfamiliar Music

An Evaluation of Music Appreciation Courses in Selected Institutions of Higher Learning by Measuring Change in the Sensitivity of the Students to Form and Style in Unfamiliar Music

Date: August 1969
Creator: Smith, George Francis, 1931-
Description: The present study is an evaluation of music appreciation courses in selected institutions of higher learning by measuring change in the sensitivity of the students to form and style in unfamiliar music.
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An Evaluation of Negative Reinforcement During Error Correction Procedures

An Evaluation of Negative Reinforcement During Error Correction Procedures

Date: December 2014
Creator: Maillard, Gloria Nicole
Description: This study evaluated the effects of error correction procedures on sight word acquisition. Participants were four typically developing children in kindergarten and first grade. We used an adapted alternating treatment design embedded within a multiple baseline design to evaluate instructional efficacy of two error correction procedures; one with preferred items plus error correction and one with error correction only, and a concurrent chain schedule to evaluate participant preference for instructional procedure. The results show that there was no difference in acquisition rates between the procedures. The evaluation also showed children prefer procedures that include a positive reinforcement component.
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An Evaluation of Objectives, Methods, and Materials in Fourth-Grade Social Studies as Found in Ten Courses of Study

An Evaluation of Objectives, Methods, and Materials in Fourth-Grade Social Studies as Found in Ten Courses of Study

Date: 1950
Creator: Cleveland, Willie Mae
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine literature and thought in the field of elementary social studies curriculum, to establish criteria for determining the adequacy of a fourth-grade social studies program and to examine, analyze and evaluate the fourth-grade social studies programs of ten Texas public school systems in order to determine how effectively they meet these criteria.
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