The Analysis of the Reasons for and the Lack of Attendance at the Parent-Teacher Association of the Robert E. Lee School, Denton, Texas

The Analysis of the Reasons for and the Lack of Attendance at the Parent-Teacher Association of the Robert E. Lee School, Denton, Texas

Date: 1947
Creator: Lowe, Mary Elizabeth
Description: The problem of this study is to analyze the reasons for attendance and lack of attendance at Parent-Teacher Association meetings of sixty selected parents of the Parent-Teacher Association in the Robert E. Lee School, Denton, Texas.
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A Comparative Study of Personalities of Elementary and Secondary Education Majors

A Comparative Study of Personalities of Elementary and Secondary Education Majors

Date: 1941
Creator: Walker, Elsie Meine
Description: The problem in this investigation has a three-fold purpose; namely, (1) to reveal, by means of comparison, the likenesses and differences in the personalities of elementary and secondary education majors of N. T. S. T. C.; (2) to determine to what extent the individual is adjusting himself to the problems and conditions confronting him, and how these problems are affecting the development of a normal, happy, and socially effective personality; (3) to interpret the data collected correctly, in order that better adjusted personalities may be developed.
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Differences in Experiences and Outcomes of Transfer and Native Students in an Elementary Education Program: an Exploratory Study

Differences in Experiences and Outcomes of Transfer and Native Students in an Elementary Education Program: an Exploratory Study

Date: August 2012
Creator: Tucker, Tami L.
Description: This research targeted elementary education graduates of a large Southwestern university who were transfer students, and compared them to native students on selected variables. These variables included retention in teaching, and perception of supports and obstacles at the university. The sample consisted of 143 respondents: 73 native and 70 transfer students. Data were collected through submission of online surveys and through postal mail. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were used to answer the research questions. Astin’s input-environment-outcome model provided the conceptual and theoretical framework for this study. Native and transfer students considered student teaching to be the “most helpful” course or service during their time at the university, yet both felt they lacked elements of preparation for teaching in the real world. Transfer students reported the following as supports during their transition from community college to university: academic advising, finances, support network, and the university. They reported these obstacles: university bureaucracy, credit transfer, expenses, and adapting to campus. There was no significant difference between the two groups’ intentions to remain in teaching (p = .249), and a statistically non-significant higher percentage of transfer students than native students reported to be teaching at the time of survey completion (p = .614). The ...
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The effects of a career education program on the career choices of fifth-grade students.

The effects of a career education program on the career choices of fifth-grade students.

Date: December 2005
Creator: Barton-Cox, Florence Faye
Description: The career development of students, demonstrated by students' career interest, is important for a more effective career education program. This study focused on the career choices of fifth grade students through the use of a career interest inventory before and after the use of a career education program. The design was experimental, and the purpose was to determine if there were differences in the career interest of fifth grade students who participated in a career education program compared with the career interest of fifth grade students who did not participate in a career education program. The COPS-PIC Picture Inventory of Careers (COPS-PIC) was used as a pretest and posttest for fifth grade students to determine baseline career interests. The COPS-PIC career inventory results were incorporated into the career education program and served as a career planning guide for incorporating students' input into career choices and exploration of those choices for a better understanding of the process of finding out who they want to be and what type of careers exists. The experimental group was provided instruction and career exploration opportunities for 4 weeks. The control group was not provided career education instruction and career exploration opportunities. This study suggests that ...
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Perceptions of preparedness and practices: A survey of teachers of English language learners.

Perceptions of preparedness and practices: A survey of teachers of English language learners.

Date: December 2007
Creator: Matson, Jill Lynn
Description: Mainstream teachers who obtained their English as a second language (ESL) certification by exam only are faced with increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in their classrooms. Decreasing standards for teacher ESL certification and increasing accountability for ELLs has made teachers' role in effectively increasing the language and academic skills of ELLs an area of major concern. This study used a survey and focus group interviews to obtain information regarding ESL-certified fourth- and fifth-grade teachers' perceived preparedness, practices and resources needs related to meeting the academic and language needs of ELLs in general education classrooms. The results indicated that teachers reported differences in their perceived preparedness based on years teaching experience, years of ESL certification, professional development hours, and university ESL courses, but not on certification route. The results also showed that teachers reported differences in their sheltered instruction practices based on the percentage of ELLs, but not on grade, instructional design, or preparedness. The correlation analysis revealed there is a positive correlation between preparedness and sheltered practices. The study revealed that while teachers are using strategies that make content lessons accessible and comprehensible to ELLs, they are often not specifically addressing the academic language development of their students. ...
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Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Conservative-Progressive Tendencies in Educational Theory

Date: 1950
Creator: Conger, William R.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is any appreciable difference in the attitude concerning questions on tendencies in educational theory between college students in elementary education and college students in secondary education, college students in elementary education and elementary teachers, elementary teachers with less than ten years of teaching experience and elementary teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience.
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An Evaluation of the Creative Art Activities of the First Four Grades of the Bowie Elementary Schools, Bowie, Texas

An Evaluation of the Creative Art Activities of the First Four Grades of the Bowie Elementary Schools, Bowie, Texas

Date: August 1953
Creator: Dickey, Ruby Callaway
Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the creative arts program of the first four grades in the Bowie Public Schools to determine the extent to which it meets, or fails to meet, criteria developed for a creative arts program in a democratic form of education.
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A Study of the Practices of Social Studies Teachers in Selected Texas Elementary Schools

A Study of the Practices of Social Studies Teachers in Selected Texas Elementary Schools

Date: August 1969
Creator: Blesh, Robert Heltman
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between practices reported by elementary school teachers of social studies in selected Texas counties and practices recommended by national social studies education specialists, and college professors of elementary education in selected texas colleges and universities.
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