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Stanley, Alice – 1999
This practicum was designed to improve the speech reading skills of mainstreamed elementary students with hearing impairments in their school environments. A 3-month one-on-one comprehensive speech reading program utilized analytical, synthetic, and holistic approaches, incorporated communication and language instruction with videotaping and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Hearing Impairments, Holistic Approach, Inclusive Schools
Nisivoccia, Joseph Dominick – 1997
A solution for high school male athletes who demonstrate unsportsmanlike behavior during competition is discussed. In recent years, there has been an increase in unsportsmanlike conduct among high school athletes, including the use of profanity and obscene gestures, public expressions of dissatisfaction, negative comments, incidents of vandalism,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Athletics, Attitudes, Behavior Problems
Zanella, Deborah J. – 1999
A questionnaire was developed to survey recent graduates of the electrical systems specialization in the Industrial Technology program at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) School of Technology. First, the pertinent literature was reviewed and a formative committee consisting of CCSU faculty and staff and the board of trustees of…
Descriptors: Electrical Systems, Evaluation Criteria, Formative Evaluation, Graduate Surveys
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
Thompson, Pamela – 1995
The goal of the project presented in the practicum was to help parents develop competencies in interacting with their children in ways which foster self esteem and cooperative behavior. The objectives of the practicum included, first, increasing parents' knowledge of: (1) the factors leading to high self esteem and cooperative behavior; (2) the…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Caregiver Role, Childhood Attitudes
Hobbs, Sylvia H. – 1994
A project was undertaken at a suburban community college to develop a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT) that would enable parent education teachers to determine what parents learned from the lecture/discussion component of the program and whether or not the parents implemented the lessons learned. The CAT was used over a period of 6 weeks by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Outcomes of Education
Malaspina, Barbara A. – 1993
This practicum was designed to strengthen preschool and elementary school teachers' abilities and commitment to working with parents and including them as active participants in the education of their children. It sought to help teachers identify beliefs about involving parents in the classroom and school, and to develop materials and activities…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Parent Attitudes
Coakley, Barbara Fairfax – 1993
This study was designed to improve the academic achievement of 35 third- and fourth-grade underachievers through improved self-esteem. Specific goals included focusing on self-concept and learning skills reinforcement, with the ultimate goal of increasing academic performance and motivation. Large group sessions with students focused on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education
Brown, Margaret E. – 1994
This practicum was designed to address a problem in a teacher education program where case study experience for education students to learn to diagnose learning disabilities was limited and difficult to provide due to such problems as course scheduling, transportation in a rural area, and identifying appropriate children for study. Participants…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
Comeau, Rebecca – 1994
This practicum addressed the problem faced by a child care center in dealing with parents from various ethnic backgrounds who possessed different views on toddler toilet training. The goal of the 10-week project was to establish an environment in the toddler program that allowed teachers and parents to approach toilet training cooperatively.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Development, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Differences
Ray, Michelle – 1993
Social studies teachers utilized outmoded textbooks to assign, discuss, and test a model that allowed little time for integration of other resources besides the text. With training, the teachers began to incorporate other instructional strategies. A questionnaire administered to six social studies teachers showed that five out of the six teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials
Rochlin, Joyce T. – 1990
A seminar was designed to present AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) related information to 52 college students enrolled in Psychology 101 courses at Essex Community College in Maryland. First, a questionnaire was administered to determine student knowledge about AIDS. The next part of the procedure was an intervention in the form of a…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, College Students, Community Colleges, Group Discussion
Pullen, Earnestine J. – 1992
The goal of this practicum, which was achieved through staff development instructional programs and follow up experiences over a three month period, was to improve the knowledge of elementary school teachers in how to use curriculum related video. TV/video systems and educational programs were utilized to stimulate the critical thinking process of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Technology
Pulliam, Brenda J. – 1992
In recognition of the need to improve the cultural proficiency of high school students studying French, a 12-week unit was developed and implemented to teach the cultures of francophone countries to 20 randomly selected first-level students. A survey and pretest were administered to determine students' ability to demonstrate knowledge and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, French
Hardacre, Jennifer F. – 1991
This practicum was designed to develop learning experiences for teachers which would improve their ability to be accountable for children's progress in play-oriented educational programs. The primary objective was to increase teachers' competence with regard to knowledge about play, and their skill in assessing and reporting developmental progress…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education
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