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Lawson, Cheryl L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Managers of public libraries have been presented with a new set of challenges in the day-to-day operations of public libraries. These include their ability to serve as change agents as they manage the use of continuing online distance learning (CODL) for staff. This online tool may provide staff opportunities for on-the-job learning, yet for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Change Agents, Factor Structure, Public Libraries
Khalfaoui, Amel – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Demonstratives have traditionally been analyzed as "pointing words" whose primary function is to indicate relative spatial or temporal distance of a referent from speech participants. Recent research argues that the meaning of demonstratives is not limited to spatial distance and has given alternative accounts for the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Computational Linguistics, Correlation
Grishchenko, Svetlana – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore word problems as a subject matter in mathematics textbook curricula. The motivation for the study derived from the following evidence: (a) American students find some word problems are more difficult than others (Garcia, Jimenez, & Hess, 2006; Riley & Green, 1988; Stern, 2001), and (b) one of the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Textbooks, Comparative Analysis, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Kang, Haijun – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of international distance education development through comparison of the distance education historical developments in China and the United States (U.S.). This study, utilizing a document analysis method, studied historical documents, explored the historical development of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational History
Gattamorta, Karina A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The study of measurement invariance in polytomous items that targets individual score levels is known as differential step functioning (DSF; Penfield, 2007, 2008). DSF methods provide specific information describing the manifestation of the invariance effect within particular score levels and therefore serve a diagnostic role in identifying the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Item Response Theory, Measurement, Scores
Williams, Connie Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between school-based organizational structures that support teachers' development of Personalized Education Plans (PEPs) and their quality as written for third through fifth grade students in each of two Title I schools. A causal comparative design was implemented. Teachers' responses…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Quality, Teacher Attitudes
Jackson, Natalie Jo – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine how institutions of higher education were responding to unprecedented state involvement in campus safety planning and policymaking in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Focused on Ohio, a state in which a state-level task force was convened and charged to promulgate campus safety recommendations…
Descriptors: School Safety, Planning, Policy Formation, Colleges
Eckenrod-Green, Wendy – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between high school students' perceptions of the importance of school counselor multicultural competence (SCMCC) and student's characteristics (i.e., students race, SES, sex, grade level, and contact with the school counselor). Participants in this study were students enrolled in two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, High School Students, School Counselors
Holland, Eric L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to find out how and to what extent alternatively certified teachers, who are considered highly qualified, impact the achievement gap that exists between Black and White students that is measured by the End Of Course Test (EOCT). Two public school districts, one rural and one suburban, were selected from 150 school…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, School Districts, Statistical Analysis, Alternative Teacher Certification
Kimball, Rhonda L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose to this study was to provide a comprehensive analysis of per pupil expenditures at a specific school site. The objectives were threefold. The first objective was to determine per pupil expenditures, the second question was to determine variations in expenditures on a per student basis and finally, the third question in the study was to…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Resource Allocation, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools
Taylor-Costello, Julie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This qualitative, multiple case study explored what women working in student affairs reported as influences on their career choices and the impact that the type and level of student interaction has on their careers. Data from semi-structured interviews and journal entries were obtained from ten women working in student affairs at private,…
Descriptors: Females, Student Personnel Workers, Career Choice, Influences
Cuelenaere, Laurence Janine – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Building on 18 months of fieldwork in the Bolivian highlands, this dissertation examines how traversing landscapes, through the mediation of spatial practices and spoken words, are embedded in systems of belief. By focusing on "wak'as" (i.e. sacred objects) and on how the inhabitants of the Altiplano relate to the Andean deities known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, American Indian Languages, Power Structure
Burley, M. A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Educators are being encouraged to implement new instructional designs in an era where new standards, which promote student-centered learning, are being utilized and all students are expected to be successful on standardized tests. Consequently, there is a need for further research on the effectiveness of student-centered instruction. For that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Instructional Design, Constructivism (Learning), Socialization
Crookston, Shara L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Women in higher education and the consumer pressures they feel have implications for the quality of an education a woman receives. With college tuition rising, more and more college students are going into deeper financial debt than ever before (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2008). Popular culture influences on the college-going…
Descriptors: Feminism, Adolescent Literature, Novels, College Students
Lynch, Olivia – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Generative Leadership is a case study of how two New York City High Schools sustain and develop leadership. The study explores their system of school governance, its rationale and beliefs, the leadership structures and how their collaborative leadership practice insures that no leader stands alone and that replacement leadership is available at…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Academic Achievement, Governance, Teacher Leadership
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