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The impact of alternative school intervention on subsequent student performance in the mainstream school environment.

The impact of alternative school intervention on subsequent student performance in the mainstream school environment.

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Date: December 2003
Creator: Galloway, Cathleen
Description: The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of alternative school intervention on subsequent student performance. The literature review examined the history and development of alternative schools, the legislation pertaining to alternative schools, and related studies. The population consisted of students placed in the discipline alternative education program (DAEP) of an alternative school located in a large suburban school district in north Texas. Students placed in DAEP in the spring semester of 2001 in grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 were included in the sample. Data on student success was gathered for the one semester prior to placement (pre-intervention) and for the two semesters after placement (post-intervention). Student success was measured in terms of course grade averages and attendance. The student sample was divided into the following subgroups: grade level, sex, ethnicity, and qualification for the school meal program. The students' grade averages were compared within the subgroups utilizing a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). Tukey's post hoc comparison was utilized on the groups when ANOVA was found to be significant. The students' attendance was analyzed by comparing the proportion of days attended in each of the three semesters included in the study. A normal test of two ...
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The impact of computer assisted instruction on sensory cognitive factors in literacy learning.

The impact of computer assisted instruction on sensory cognitive factors in literacy learning.

Date: December 2003
Creator: Walton, Donna L.
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of computer assisted instruction on the development of literacy skills. The effect of instructional methodologies designed to stimulate sensory processing (auditory, visual, and somatic sensory) through information processing activities was analyzed. A software program was designed to present instruction to stimulate learning in one sensory modality, visual processing. Also, the effect of delivery mechanisms on the acquisition of literacy skills was investigated. Three treatment groups and a control group were established to analyze differences: cognitive processing methodologies presented via computer technology, conventional methodologies presented via computer technology, cognitive processing methodologies presented through traditional classroom tools, and a control group. A portable keyboard computer with word processing capabilities was selected to deliver technology-enhanced instruction. Results from this study suggest that activities designed to specifically promote processing in one sensory modality, do not promote acquisition of skills in other regions. There was no change in scores when visual methodologies were applied to auditory and somatic sensory cognitive processing goals. When spelling tests that utilized all sensory modalities were analyzed, visual processing instruction had no effect on achievement. This result was duplicated when tests requiring auditory processing skills were examined. However, when visual ...
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Student preferences in screen design factors for Internet delivered college courses.

Student preferences in screen design factors for Internet delivered college courses.

Date: May 2003
Creator: Pineau, Joseph Roy
Description: Colleges and universities throughout the world are offering many of their courses via the Internet. Some institutions offer entire degrees online. This has ushered in a renewed interest in the debate on the effectiveness of non-traditional course delivery method. Numerous educational research studies have been conducted in an attempt to quantify that effectiveness. In any form of experimental research, control of variables is paramount. The rich multimedia capabilities of the World Wide Web give educators a wide variety of delivery media. However, with the exception of advice from artisans on design factors of the media, little research has been conducted with regard to the aesthetics of Web page design as viewed by the student. This study was conducted in an effort to establish student preferences with regard to two factors of Web page design as they might be used on those Web pages, background color and typeface used for text. In addition, it contains an analysis of whether or not there is an interaction between the two factors. Use of the results of this study should prove beneficial to both educators and educational researchers in their future endeavors.
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Megatrends in Higher Education

Megatrends in Higher Education

Date: August 2008
Creator: Smith, Shannon Tucker
Description: Utilizing the theory of John Naisbitt's 1982 Megatrends, this study identifies eight trends for the future of higher education using content analysis of generalized print media reports for three bell-wether states. For the period of 2001-2005, generalized reporting for three newspapers, the Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, CA, the Miami Herald from Miami, FL, and the Denver Post from Denver, CO, included over four thousand articles and covered 21 primary topics and over 200 secondary topics. Eight trends emerge from the content analysis. Trend 1, from the ivory tower to the public domain, identifies increasingly critical public scrutiny of higher education standards and curricula. Fight or flight, Trend 2, reveals more consistent no-tolerance policies for student behavior. Trend 3, scholar to celebrity, reveals an increasingly public role for university presidents. Academic freedom to academic flexibility, Trend 4, identifies a tightening of academic freedom policies for university staff and faculty. Trend 5, pay now, learn later, focuses on increased popularity of pre-paid and tax free plans for saving college tuition. Fraternity party to fraternity accountability, Trend 6, identifies increased scrutiny of Greek organizations and Greek life within the university environment. Trend 7, tenure to temporary, reflects the growing trend of ...
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Physical activity and its association with selected dietary behaviors

Physical activity and its association with selected dietary behaviors

Date: August 2001
Creator: Cartwright, Amanda R.
Description: This study examined the association between level of physical activity and changes in dietary behaviors of 3,945 employees after a 10-week work-site physical activity program. Fifty-seven percent of the participants met the CDC/ACSM standard for physical activity sufficient for a health benefit. Physical activity was not significantly related to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, decreased dietary fat and calorie intake, and participants acquiring new nutrition skills. Physical activity was negatively associated with increased food label awareness. Participants who exercised sufficient for a health benefit were less likely to increase their food label awareness. Physical activity and dietary behaviors are generally not associated. Interventions to improve these behaviors should be behavior-specific.
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The Interacting Effects of Anxiety Levels, Task Complexity, and Warm-Up Conditions on Learning a Serial Type Motor Task

The Interacting Effects of Anxiety Levels, Task Complexity, and Warm-Up Conditions on Learning a Serial Type Motor Task

Date: June 1970
Creator: Craig, Bruce Porter
Description: The major purpose of this study was to determine the effects of manifest anxiety, task complexity, and warm-up conditions on learning a two-phase serial type motor task. Another purpose was to consider the implications of these effects for physical educators, coaches, and others interested in improving educational practices and securing optimum performance levels.
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The Effects of Written Comment on Expository Composition

The Effects of Written Comment on Expository Composition

Date: June 1970
Creator: Gee, Thomas C., 1940-
Description: This study was planned to investigate the effects of written comments on the expository compositions of eleventh-grade students using a cross section of ability groups. Data for combined groups and data for high-, middle-, and low-ability groups were used to determine whether one type of comment was more effective than another in improving the quantity and quality of student compositions and in improving student attitudes toward composition. Teachers may use the findings as a guide to what kinds of comments are most effective in reinforcing good writing skills and attitudes.
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An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Persons Twenty-Five and Older Seeking Teacher Certification

An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Persons Twenty-Five and Older Seeking Teacher Certification

Date: June 1970
Creator: Brooks, Robert Lee
Description: The purposes of this study were (1) to describe the persons twenty-five and older entering the teacher education program and seeking certification, and (2) to compare the persons twenty-five and older with a "typical" group of persons under twenty-five with respect to (a) ability, as measured by the Cooperative School and College Ability Test, (b) factors for entering teaching, as measured by "Factors Influencing the Decision to Become a Teacher," (c) attitudes held toward teaching, as measured by the Kerlinger Education Attitude Scale, (d) professional aspirations, and (e) role expectations, as measured by the Teacher Practices. Questionnaire.
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Effects of Praise and Reproof on Digit-symbol Learning at the Elementary School Level

Effects of Praise and Reproof on Digit-symbol Learning at the Elementary School Level

Date: June 1966
Creator: Fox, Roger Maurice
Description: The principle problem of the present research was to determine the relative effects of two major variables, nature of verbal reinforcement and achievement history, upon the performance of elementary school children on a relatively simple learning task.
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Receptivity to Dissonant or Consonant Information Via Taped Media with Self-Esteem as a Variable in Counseling Classes

Receptivity to Dissonant or Consonant Information Via Taped Media with Self-Esteem as a Variable in Counseling Classes

Date: August 1970
Creator: Booth, Dorothy J. (Dorothy Johnson)
Description: The problem of this study was to determine through the use of taped media receptivity to dissonant or consonant information and to appraise those conditions which bring about change in attitude in light of dissonance theory.
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The Relationship of Selected Factors and Physical Fitness of White and Negro Students at Two Different Levels

The Relationship of Selected Factors and Physical Fitness of White and Negro Students at Two Different Levels

Date: August 1970
Creator: Dahl, Ralph L. (Ralph Loyd)
Description: The purpose of this investigation was to extend the study of possible differences between Negro and white boys on measures of physical fitness and to determine the relationship between certain variables and physical fitness for Negro and white boys.
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The Development of A Philosophy  for Advising Elementary Education Majors in their Selection of an Academic Area of Specialization

The Development of A Philosophy for Advising Elementary Education Majors in their Selection of an Academic Area of Specialization

Date: August 1971
Creator: Anthony, Virgil Allen, 1930-
Description: This study is concerned with the problem of providing a program of formal advising for aiding elementary education majors in their selection of an academic area of specialization. .
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Arousal Responses to Specific Structured Classroom Activities and Events as Determined by Cardiac Telemetry

Arousal Responses to Specific Structured Classroom Activities and Events as Determined by Cardiac Telemetry

Date: June 1970
Creator: Swain, Richard Edward
Description: The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the effects of specific structured classroom activities and events on the cardiac rates of students in the classroom, (2) to determine whether or not there was a detectable difference in the cardiac rates of students involved in structured classroom activities and events and cardiac rates of students not so involved, and (3) to determine the effects on the cardiac rates of students involved in two techniques of attaining student involvement and attention to a classroom discussion or topic.
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A Study of Leisure Activities of Taos Pueblo Indian Children

A Study of Leisure Activities of Taos Pueblo Indian Children

Date: June 1970
Creator: McCarty, Jacqueline Quinn, 1928-
Description: The purposes of this study were to analyze and describe leisure activities, in order to provide useful data for school administrators, teachers, and writers of textbooks for Indian children. Particular consideration will be given in this field research to the following questions: 1. What are Taos Indian children's preferences for leisure activities? 2. Do children of the same Pueblo but of different sex have similar leisure activities?
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An Evaluation of a Contingency Management Approach in Teaching an Introductory Psychology Course

An Evaluation of a Contingency Management Approach in Teaching an Introductory Psychology Course

Date: August 1971
Creator: Mount, George Ray
Description: The problem of this study was to compare the effect of a contingency management approach with that of a lecture approach in an introductory psychology course.
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Differences in Attitudes of Public School Students Toward Selected Drugs and the Relationship Between these Attitudes and Drug Knowledge

Differences in Attitudes of Public School Students Toward Selected Drugs and the Relationship Between these Attitudes and Drug Knowledge

Date: August 1971
Creator: Brown, Jim Mack, 1940-
Description: The problem was to identify the differences in attitudes of public school students at various educational levels toward selected drugs, and to determine the relationship between those attitudes and students' knowledge of drugs.
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The Relationships and Effects of Attitude Toward Educational Concepts and Selected Personal Measures of Some Secondary Education Student Teachers

The Relationships and Effects of Attitude Toward Educational Concepts and Selected Personal Measures of Some Secondary Education Student Teachers

Date: August 1971
Creator: Foster, Jerry Dee
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the differences on specific variables of performance and achievement between secondary education student teachers with high positive attitudes toward educational concepts and those with low positive attitudes.
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Relationships Between Three Facilitative Characteristics--Empathy, Warmth, Genuineness--and Selected Factors Associated with the Secondary Teacher

Relationships Between Three Facilitative Characteristics--Empathy, Warmth, Genuineness--and Selected Factors Associated with the Secondary Teacher

Date: August 1971
Creator: Close, Emory Rogers
Description: The problem with which this investigation was concerned was the relationship between selected facilitative characteristics of human interaction and other factors associated with the secondary teacher. These factors included job satisfaction and courses completed beyond the bachelor's degree.
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A Comparative Analysis of Social Alienation in Upper Elementary Student's Receiving Reading Instruction in Five Types of Environmental Settings

A Comparative Analysis of Social Alienation in Upper Elementary Student's Receiving Reading Instruction in Five Types of Environmental Settings

Date: August 1971
Creator: Robinson, Frances Olvis
Description: The problem of this study was to compare the social alienation of upper elementary students receiving reading instruction in five types of environmental settings.
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A Study of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Processes Used in Industry with Implications for Program Planning in the Junior Colleges of Texas

A Study of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Processes Used in Industry with Implications for Program Planning in the Junior Colleges of Texas

Date: August 1971
Creator: Stokes, Vernon L.
Description: The problem was obtaining relevant subject matter pertaining to nondestructive testing and inspection processes used in industry for program planning purposes in the junior colleges of Texas.
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The Relationship of Certain Socio-Cultural and Community Factors among Sixth Grade Students to Creativity in Art

The Relationship of Certain Socio-Cultural and Community Factors among Sixth Grade Students to Creativity in Art

Date: June 1970
Creator: Keenan, June F., 1929-
Description: An attempt will be made in this study to determine the relationship between sixth grade students' creativity in art (as measured by selected instruments) and certain socio-cultural and community factors.
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Group Systematic Desensitization with Test-Anxious College Students

Group Systematic Desensitization with Test-Anxious College Students

Date: June 1970
Creator: Taylor, Davis W.
Description: The purposes of the present investigation were (1) to determine whether systematic desensitization could be administered in a group setting, (2) to evaluate the stability of any reductions in test-anxiety which resulted from group desensitization, and (3) to make recommendations for counseling research and practice which were warranted by the results of the investigation.
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A Proposed Industrial Arts Program for Langston University

A Proposed Industrial Arts Program for Langston University

Date: August 1971
Creator: Johnson, Raymond Carl
Description: The problem of this study was the development of a proposal for an industrial arts program for Langston University. Particular emphasis was placed upon curriculum changes, faculty improvement, and modification of physical facilities.
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A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Life Career Planning to Junior High School Students

A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Life Career Planning to Junior High School Students

Date: August 1971
Creator: Joyce, John F.
Description: The problem of this study was a comparison of two methods of teaching life career planning to junior high school students. In this study, the experimental group was taught by means of the Life Career game, and the control group was taught by a teacher-directed technique using more traditional methods and materials.
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