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Bull, Kay S.; Overton, Robert; Montgomery, Diane – 2000
As rural schools prepare for the inclusion of students with disabilities in general classrooms, teachers must be equipped to modify curriculum and adapt classroom environments. This paper reports the results of an analysis of a series of instructional seminars for their applicability to curriculum and classroom environment adaptation. The series…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Distance Education
Bull, Kay S.; And Others – 1991
This report describes the attitudes of 891 administrators from rural, urban and suburban school districts about special education. The study focused on the priority of nine variables identified in the literature as being common among special education students who have dropped out of school. These variables included: (1) retention in grade; (2) no…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Dropout Research, Dropouts
Bull, Kay S.; And Others – 1991
This study compared the perceptions of a national sample of urban, suburban, and rural administrators (N=891, a 72% response) about minority dropout indicators to what current research literature identifies as highly-ranked causal variables related to minority dropout rates. The literature review identified the following causes of dropping out,…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, High Schools
Bull, Kay S.; And Others – 1994
Portfolio assessment, a technique traditionally used with elementary and secondary students, involves the presentation of a collection of individual work documenting the learner's efforts, progress, and achievement. Recently, it has been suggested that portfolio assessment be broadened in its application to include teacher hiring and evaluation.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1992
Content analysis of dropout literature, 1984-88, identified school, peer, home/family, and intrapersonal variables related to dropping out, which were used in questionnaire development. The 269 out of 475 randomly selected American Council on Rural Special Education members indicated 11 dropout causes that should be national priorities for…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Emotional Problems
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1994
Describes a study designed to identify the reasons that teacher scholarship recipients (n=58) chose science teaching as a career. Results indicate that these teachers chose their field of study because they want to teach the subject matter; they were committed to social change; and they liked to work with and be a positive force in the lives of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Research, Higher Education, Scholarships
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1994
Describes a study designed to examine and describe current participants in an incentive-driven teacher scholarship program in determining the impact of the scholarship on their decision to teach science. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Research, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Research in Rural Education, 1989
Examines attitudes of rural and urban teacher educators and graduate students toward extended teacher education programs. Reports less than 33 percent favor extending the programs. A majority favor increasing professional coursework and field experiences. Results support existing 4-year programs, though urban teachers favor more change than rural…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences
Bull, Kay S.; And Others – 1990
This paper describes a study by the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) to determine its membership's opinions on priorities and expertise regarding the dropout problem. ACRES members, primarily rural special-education teachers, parents, and collateral service workers, were surveyed about the dropout problem and what research they…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Dropouts
Bull, Kay S.; Kimball, Sarah – 1996
This paper describes the application of a risk-based decision-making process in education and the use of risk communication with special education students and their parents. Risk-based decision making clarifies uncertainties inherent in a decision by examining the probability of a resulting harmful effect and the consequences of decisions made.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bull, Kay S.; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Survey of 40 state directors of special education identified skills and expertise necessary for personnel in special education transition programs. Tables list required and desired teacher competencies. Recommends that teacher preparation programs include a range of skills and information much broader than current traditional special education…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, High Schools
Bull, Kay S.; Rupard, Jane M. – 1995
This report discusses the community-based resources that may be available to regular and special education teachers serving visually impaired students in rural areas. It notes the national shortage of teachers qualified to teach children with visual impairments and suggests that rural teachers will have to devote some effort to seeking out…
Descriptors: Blindness, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Community Resources, Daily Living Skills
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Bull, Kay S.; Davis, Gary A. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 1982
This study examined the reliability and validity of the Preference Inventory (PI) as a measure of adult creative potential. Capabilities of creatively productive persons include mental examination and manipulation of ideas, curiosity, need to create, and originality. Undergraduates' PI scores were significantly correlated with four other indices…
Descriptors: Correlation, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Davis, Gary A.; Bull, Kay S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1978
This study evaluated the hypothesis that affective components of creativity (attitudes, values, interest, motivations) may be strengthened in a university creativity course. A two-group, two-test design was used. For each class, the after-training creativity test scores were significantly higher than the before-training scores of the other class.…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, College Instruction, Creative Development, Creativity
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Berkeley, Terry R.; Bull, Kay S. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
Summarizes literature regarding the accomplishments and challenges of rural education and rural special education in terms of rural schools and teachers, rural families, and rural communities. Suggests that rural children with disabilities will be well served in the future through additional resources, more professionally trained and qualified…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Resources, Educational Trends
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