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Using eReaders to Enhance Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas

Description: This book chapter focuses on the use of ereaders as a learning tool to motivate and engage students, support content learning, and promote literacy development across content areas.
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Date: 2015
Creator: Fang, Zhihui; Eutsler, Lauren; Coatoam Chapman, Suzanne & Qi, Yang
Partner: UNT College of Education
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[News Clip: Fort Worth Council]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about a meeting of the Fort Worth City Council Meeting in which community leaders express opposition to the Ridglea Wall, which they say is a symbol of enforced racial isolation.
Date: March 24, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 23 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Julian Bond]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about Georgia legislator Julian Bond speaking in Fort Worth about black separatism.
Date: March 24, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 49 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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The Effects of English Immersion Mathematics Classes on the Mathematics Achievement and Aspiration of Eighth-Grade Spanish-Speaking LEP Students

Description: This research grew from concerns relative to the mathematical performance of Spanish-speaking limited English proficient (LEP) public school students. This investigation studied the effects of the sheltered mathematics class on eighth-grade Spanish-speaking LEP students with regard to mathematical achievement, attitudes toward mathematics, the dropout rate, and the number of math credits earned in high school. The enrollment of a sheltered mathematics class was limited to LEP students. The purp… more
Date: December 1996
Creator: Hunt, Beverly Thornhill
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Four Major Education GI Bills: A Historical Study of the Shifting National Purposes and Accompanying Changes in Economic Value to Veterans

Description: Benefits for soldiers follow the formation of ancient and present day armies raised for the purpose of extending the national or state will. Veterans' benefits for defenders of the U.S. emerged during the American colonial period. College benefits began after WWII with the GI Bill of Rights. This study examines the variations in purpose for nationally established educational benefits for veterans and the singular value to the veterans of these 5educational benefits. The study begins with an ov… more
Date: December 2000
Creator: Spaulding, Donald James
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Music Appreciation: To What End?

Description: This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. This paper discusses music appreciation. The author looks at who is qualified to teach a Music Appreciation course, what the true purpose of such a course is in the general curriculum, and what our responsibility in musically educating our citizens is.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Spring, Staci
Partner: UNT College of Music
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Medical School Admissions Across Socioeconomic Groups: An Analysis Across Race Neutral and Race Sensitive Admissions Cycles

Description: While the relationship between academic variables and admission into medical school has been well documented, the relationship between socioeconomic background and admission has not been extensively examined. In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1641, which allowed for the use of socioeconomic variables in the admission of graduate and professional school students. Additionally, the Grutter v. Bollinger decision in 2003 removed a prohibition on the use of race or ethnicity in the admissio… more
Date: May 2010
Creator: Kennedy, Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Analysis of the Education of the Children of Migrant Agricultural Workers in Arkansas Public Schools

Description: The problem is the study of the education of children of migrant agricultural workers in forty-five school districts in Arkansas. The study presents data from a questionnaire, the Uniform Migrant Student Transfer Form, and the Science Research Associates Achievement Test.
Date: December 1970
Creator: Barnes, Jerome M. (Jerome Medwick), 1934-
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Politics of Grading: a Comparative Study of High School English Teachers' Personal Beliefs, Self-reported Systems, and Actual Practices

Description: The purpose of this study was to attain and analyze data regarding high school English teachers' beliefs about grading practices and their self-reported grading practices, to identify and understand disparities that exist between teachers' beliefs and self-reported practices, to identify discrepancies between the same self-reported practices and evidence of the practices actually utilized, and to consider teachers' perceptions as to the causes for these discrepancies. Instrumentation for this s… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Thibodeaux, Lisa M.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Breaking Outside: Narratives of Art and Hawaii

Description: This research examines the personal narratives of two contemporary non-native artists living and working on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Issues related to narratives, power structures, artistic processes, insider/outsider dynamics, Hawaiian culture, island life, surfing, and the researcher's own experiences are woven together to formulate realizations surrounding alternative knowledge systems and the power of multiple or hidden narratives to the practice of art education.
Date: May 2013
Creator: Davidson, Allison B.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Genetic Interest Assessment

Description: Genetics is becoming increasingly integrated into peoples' lives. Different measures have been taken to try and better genetics education. This thesis examined undergraduate students at the University of North Texas not majoring in the life sciences interest in genetic concepts through the means of a Likert style survey. ANOVA analysis showed there was variation amongst the interest level in different genetic concepts. In addition age and lecture were also analyzed as contributing factors t… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Doughney, Erin
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Postsecondary Education: Student Outcomes Vary at For-Profit, Nonprofit, and Public Schools

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Institutions of higher education, including for-profit, nonprofit, and public schools, receive billions of dollars each year from the Department of Education (Education) to help students pay for school. In the 2009-2010 school year, Education provided $132 billion in grants and loans to students under federal student aid programs, up from $49 billion in the 2001-2002 school year. However, relatively lit… more
Date: December 7, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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VA Education Benefits: Actions Taken, but Outreach and Oversight Could Be Improved

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided $9 billion in education benefits to service-members and veterans in fiscal year 2010, mostly through the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. In providing education benefits, VA relies on State Approving Agencies (SAA) to approve schools; and on schools to report students' enrollment status. GAO was asked to determine: (1) what is known about the effectiveness of … more
Date: February 28, 2011
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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School Facilities: Physical Conditions in School Districts Receiving Impact Aid for Students Residing on Indian Lands

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "State and local governments spend billions of dollars annually on the construction, renovation, and maintenance of public school facilities, yet concerns persist about the condition of some school facilities, particularly in school districts serving students residing on Indian lands. The Department of Education's (Education) Impact Aid Program provides funding to school districts that are adversely impa… more
Date: October 29, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Health Care Workforce: Federally Funded Training Programs in Fiscal Year 2012

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In fiscal year (FY) 2012, we found that four federal departments--the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense, and Department of Education--administered 91 programs that supported postsecondary training or education specifically for direct care health professionals. The departments reported obligating about $14.2 billion for these programs… more
Date: August 15, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Following September 11, 2001, the number of international students coming to the United States dropped for the first time in over 30 years. While enrollments have rebounded, the U.S. image has declined in the Muslim world and elsewhere. To improve global attitudes toward America, the U.S. government funds higher education for international students to facilitate exchanges, promote understanding among pe… more
Date: April 30, 2009
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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