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Marrinan, Nora Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This researcher sought to investigate the relationship between perceptual learning modalities of fifth grade elementary school students and their compositional processes and products. Music composition, at the elementary school level, has been studied for many years, as the creation of new music can give students a more active role in learning,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Music
Zelvis, Rima R. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This study examined the effects of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) curriculum on reading achievement of students with various motivational levels. A 2X2 factorial design was used. The sample population consisted of 104 fourth grade students from an upper middle class school system in Connecticut. All students were administered a…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation, Visualization, Reading Strategies
Jensen, Joshua D. – ProQuest LLC, 2008
This applied dissertation was designed to conduct a comprehensive program evaluation of a New Teacher Support Program (NTSP) in a Pacific Northwest school district. The district developed and implemented the NTSP over 3 years ago, but it had not been evaluated at the time of the researcher's study. An evaluation of the NTSP was necessary to…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Beginning Teachers, School Districts, Input Output Analysis
Arvans, Rebecca – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Difficulty learning how to read is a risk factor for school failure, low grades, behavior problems, juvenile delinquency, truancy, unemployment, jail time, and substance abuse. Reading difficulties are common in the educational setting, afflicting anywhere from 20-40 percent of students. Read Naturally is a computer-based reading program which…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Learning Problems, Behavior Problems, Substance Abuse
Shklovski, Irina A. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Humans are fundamentally social creatures and our social relationships depend on communication to survive. It is not surprising that communication is the most popular use of the Internet. Researchers have examined computer-mediated communication since the early 1980's, yet, the precise role of computer-mediated communication in growth,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Interpersonal Relationship, Relocation
Snell, Michelle D. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This researcher examined the five attributes of Rogers Diffusion of Innovation. Perceptions of the degree of the infusion of technology and distance education were analyzed using Rogers (1995) five attributes. A survey was used together with the data from faculty and administrators of a community college with a distance education program that has…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes
Terrasi, Renee Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This study examined the effects of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) as a reinforcer for verbal operant production in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Three children who attended a dolphin therapy program participated in this single subject research study. Baseline data was collected for each child via a video tape provided by parents and…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Reinforcement, Verbal Communication
Haddad, Youssef A. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
My study explores Adjunct Control in two South Asian languages, Telugu (Dravidian) and Assamese (Indo-Aryan), within the Minimalist Program of syntactic theory. Adjunct Control is a relation of obligatory co-referentiality between two subjects, one in the matrix clause and one in an adjunct/subordinate clause of the same structure. Telugu and…
Descriptors: Dravidian Languages, Indo European Languages, Form Classes (Languages), Pronunciation
Tilford, Keith L. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
My research study explored how principals make sense of their role in a Professional Development School. Previous research related to Professional Development Schools has focused on teachers and university students, while few empirical studies have been focused on principals and the role they play in K-12 and university partnerships. This…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Professional Development Schools, College School Cooperation
Meng, Huijuan – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate how different Item Response Theory (IRT)-based calibration methods affect student achievement growth pattern recovery. Ninety-six vertical scales (4 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3) were constructed using different combinations of IRT calibration methods (separate, pair-wise concurrent, semi-concurrent, and…
Descriptors: Scaling, Test Format, Item Response Theory, Methods
McArthur, Kerry Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Reform in the fields of adolescent and content area literacy have focused on broadening a definition of literacy beyond the ability to read and write. In a broader definition the language processes of reading, writing, speaking and listening become literacy tools to engage students in the learning of concepts and afford the learner ways to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses
Bergman, Debra Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Research conducted over the last 20 years has addressed various areas of management to determine whether cultural and attitudinal factors have influenced women's access to power. The findings have added new elements of interest to the study of leadership; these investigations have applied their findings to all women and only certain groups of…
Descriptors: Females, Attitudes, Beliefs, Leadership
Adams, Jean S. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
Across the United States, today's farm operators face continuing challenges from global competition, increasing production costs, changing technology, increased regulations, scarce resources, and lower profit margins. To face these challenges, farm operators need to gather and utilize information allowing them to make informed decisions. Several…
Descriptors: Farm Management, Agricultural Occupations, Information Systems, Users (Information)
Guzniczak, Lizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the effects of strategy instruction on lower and higher-level learning in the hypertext format of a WebQuest. The SQ3R and Classification/Categorization study strategies were used to investigate the effects of comprehension in a recall and essay task. Two hundred fifty-four eighth-grade…
Descriptors: United States History, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
Stephens, Mary W. – ProQuest LLC, 2007
This research study evaluated the achievement of students who were taught by traditionally certified teachers with students who were taught by alternatively certified teachers or those seeking certification through an alternative certification program. The primary purpose of the study was to examine significant differences, if any, in student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Districts, Statistical Analysis, Grade 7
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