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Cialdella, Keri; Herlin, Christine; Hoefler, Alecia – 2002
This action research project implemented and evaluated a 12-week program using cooperative learning and Multiple Intelligences to increase student motivation for learning. The targeted population consisted of elementary and middle school students in a low-socioeconomic community in northern Illinois. The problem of motivation was documented in the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
Caparos, Jennifer; Cetera, Colleen; Ogden, Lynn; Rossett, Kathryn – 2002
This action research project evaluated a program designed to increase the use of appropriate social skills and improve academic achievement. The targeted population was comprised of first through third graders in four separate communities located in northeast Illinois. Evidence of the problem included teacher observational checklists denoting…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Change Strategies, Cooperative Learning
Michalak, Karen A. – 1997
This program was developed and implemented to enhance multimedia training to optimize multimedia usage in the classroom and reduce negative behaviors in a target group of middle school and high school science students in the exceptional student education (ESE) classroom. Exceptional student education provides alternative education for disruptive…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Computer Software
Deller, Don K. – 1980
Educators in Indiana's Duneland School District found the transition from elementary schools to a newly organized middle school unacceptably difficult for both the students and their parents. After assessing student and parent preconceptions of the middle school as revealed in their responses to questionnaires, the middle school principal…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Orientation Materials
Ulloa, Celeste – 1994
This practicum attempted to modify the antisocial behavior of 25 early adolescent children classified as having emotional disturbances by a training program to facilitate the development of affective skills in their mothers. The 8-month training program involved discussion groups, social activities, and individual and/or small group meetings with…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems
O'Donnell, Christopher S. – 1995
A new evaluation instrument was developed to measure the performance of caseworkers at a private foster care agency. It was designed to correlate directly with the caseworker's job description and to provide better data than the previous evaluation tool. Scoring forms were developed to compare the previously used evaluation instrument and the new…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Foster Care
Doetsch, Patricia – 1990
Adolescent parents are unprepared for parenthood. Their lack of preparedness places their children at risk for maltreatment. This educational program was designed to enhance the parenting skills of adolescent mothers thereby reducing the risk for maltreatment among their children. This parenting skills training program consisted of six weekly…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Early Parenthood, Intervention
Shuff, David – 1990
The practicum was designed to enhance career education/exploration opportunities in the junior high school. Services at the Career Center originally planned for the high school involved in this practicum were discountinued 2 years earlier due to a education/exploration termination of funds and failure to document program goals. The practicum's…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
Keevert, Helen – 1990
The focus of a child caring facility had changed from caring exclusively for orphans to serving a broader population of abandoned, abused, and neglected children. Because no effective marketing tool existed within this child caring agency to make agency identification and information readily accessible to county departments of social services…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children
McLane, Meredith L. – 1995
This practicum paper documents the development and distribution of a handbook for child care administrators designed to increase parent involvement. It provides a review of the literature on parent involvement in day care centers and outlines the process used to develop the 12-page handbook. The handbook includes ways in which to measure the…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Criticism
Howze, Kate – 1993
A practicum project was designed to improve awareness among county residents of the needs of the county's children and families generally, and of the work of a county board governing a taxing district for children's services, specifically. The objective of the project was to alleviate misunderstanding about the nature of and the need for the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cable Television, Child Welfare, Community Programs
Sprayberry, Roslyn R. – 1993
An experimental study investigated the effectiveness of multimedia instruction in improving listening comprehension of high school students studying second-year Spanish. Specific comprehension difficulties were found in recognizing linguistic and cultural implications, making guesses based on key words and phrases, and understanding and responding…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, High School Students
Doll, Elizabeth – 1990
The present structure of the multi-disciplinary team in crisis centers for adolescents lacks training for youth workers in the decision-making process. This report discusses the development of a youth worker position on a multi-disciplinary team in a short-term residential crisis center for adolescents. Three youth workers, for a period of 3.5…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Caseworkers, Cooperation, Crisis Intervention
Locke, Myra S. – 1991
The purpose of this practicum was to increase homework productivity and reinforce basic skills in a third-grade class. Other objectives were to relieve the burden of parents who were unable to help their children with homework and to improve communication between parent, teacher, and child. Homework assignments were made daily by the teacher.…
Descriptors: Assignments, Basic Skills, Cooperative Learning, Educational Improvement
Collins, Gloria – 1989
A child care agency located in the southeastern United States serving homeless youth up to the age of 21 years provided pregnant and parenting teenagers with shelter and support services and provided individual and group counseling sessions focusing on health and nutrition, parenting and child care, sexuality and pregnancy, family support services…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Group Counseling, Group Dynamics
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