Characteristics or Practices Which Contribute to Difficulties Experienced by Certain College Freshmen

Characteristics or Practices Which Contribute to Difficulties Experienced by Certain College Freshmen

Date: 1950
Creator: Shaw, Charles Lawson
Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of freshman classes in four Texas colleges to determine, in the opinion of first-year college students, the weaknesses in their high-school training that have operated to make their college work more difficult. Three major fields of difficulties -- subject matter of the high schools, the high-school teacher, and the high-school's part in developing habits and influencing students -- were used as a basis for the survey.
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Book Selection Practices in a Selected Number of Secondary and Junior High School Libraries

Book Selection Practices in a Selected Number of Secondary and Junior High School Libraries

Date: 1956
Creator: Blair, Leta Earline
Description: The purposes of this study are to make an investigation of practices used in a number of selected schools in selecting library materials for the school libraries and to evaluate these practices against criteria developed from a study of recommended standards and practices in the fields of library science and education.
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A Survey to Determine Current Practices and Procedures in Counseling in Residential Treatment Centers for Emotionally Disturbed Children

A Survey to Determine Current Practices and Procedures in Counseling in Residential Treatment Centers for Emotionally Disturbed Children

Date: 1958
Creator: Blair, William B.
Description: Since this is a survey to determine the current practices and procedures of counseling in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children, the problem of this study may be stated as follows: (1) to review related literature in the field of counseling and guidance in order to determine the best educational thought as to what constitutes a good counseling program; (2) by means of a survey in the form of a questionnaire, to determine what is actually being done in counseling work in established residential treatment centers for disturbed children; (3) to determine, from information received, good counseling work practices for treating emotionally disturbed children.
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[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

Date: 2012
Creator: Pasquini, Laura A.
Description: Book review discussing "Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices," by Tanya Joosten and published in 2012. The book interweaves theory, applications, and current pedagogical experiences for learning environments.
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Practices and attitudes toward alternative medicine among college students.

Practices and attitudes toward alternative medicine among college students.

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Date: December 2001
Creator: Fogle, Peggy
Description: This study assesses practices of college students (N=913) toward alternative medicine, relationships of students' health locus of control with practices of alternative medicine, and relationships of students' attitudes toward alternative medicine and health locus of control. A principal components factor analysis established construct validity of the author-designed Attitude Toward Alternative Medicine Scale, extracting three factors: Holistic Attitude/Control, Safety, and Satisfaction. Holistic Attitude/Control predicted use of alternative medicine (Wald =61.9, p < .01). A principal components factor analysis established construct validity of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, extracting three factors: Internal Health Locus of Control, External-Chance, and External-Powerful Others. Internal Health Locus of Control significantly correlated with Holistic Attitude/Control (r = .35, p =.01).
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