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Johnson, Nancy – 1990
A practicum incorporating cooperative problem-solving and cooperative process writing was developed to improve attitudes toward writing and to improve writing skills. The participants, 28 heterogeneously grouped grade 12 students, worked in cooperative learning groups throughout a summer session to develop their writing and their problem-solving…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cooperative Learning, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
Harper, Virginia H. – 1983
Vocational cooperative education programs have a definite position in a comprehensive high school curriculum; however, concern has been expressed regarding whether students can fulfil academic requirements for graduation. The Raise Academics in Secondary Education bill in Florida requires more academic courses for graduation. In order for…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cooperative Education, Core Curriculum, Credits
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Yon, Nancy K. – 1995
This practicum investigated whether using whole language, cooperative learning, CAI, and an authentic audience to create a magazine would help second and third grade students to learn punctuation skills. The practicum was implemented at a private, south Florida summer computer camp to two different target groups of eight elementary students. Both…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Grade 2
Rudasill, Susann E. – 1995
A competency-based training course was designed to prepare Professional Development Center (PDC) instructors for the certification process. After an exhaustive review of the literature, it was determined that a relevant training course that would specifically reflect the needs of the PDC was not available. The decision was then made to design a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Needs Assessment
Folsom, Hyta P. – 1991
This report describes a before- and after-school program for children in prekindergarten through grade 5, implemented at a rural elementary school. The feasibility of the program was evaluated by a survey conducted at a Parent Teacher Association meeting. Because it has become more common for both parents to work outside the home, the number of…
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities
Basford, Linda Douglas – 1990
The purpose of this practicum was to develop a program to increase high school juniors' and seniors' academic achievement by one grade level, their self-esteem by one level (as measured by the North York Secondary School Self-Concept Inventory), and to increase parent positive responses and interest in the program and its continuation. Examination…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Curriculum, High School Students, High Schools
Patterson, Retie Y. – 1992
The practicum reported in this paper addressed the high percentage of children receiving below average grades in an average first grade reading comprehension class by implementing an integrated approach to reading. Various screening devices, a survey of kindergarten teachers, the Dolch Basic Sight Word Test, the Analytical Reading Inventory (Woods…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Grade 1
Locke, Myra S. – 1993
A practicum project designed to alleviate behavior and discipline problems at a Florida elementary school through the use of a conflict resolution curriculum that emphasized group interaction is described. The third- and fourth-grade students were asked to work cooperatively on projects that guided them through a series of strategies that taught…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum Evaluation, Discipline
Brown, Minnette I. – 1990
This study investigated the effects of story mapping on reading comprehension. Subjects, 20 second-grade students of below-average reading achievement, were presented over a 10-week period with activities in story mapping utilizing a variety of story map frames. The Metropolitan Achievement Test was administered as a pre- and posttest. Results…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Grade 2, Primary Education, Reading Attitudes
Cragar, Mary A. – 1994
This practicum sought to understand why students in a Diversified Cooperative Training (DCT) program did not see the need to earn good grades or to complete their high school education. One hundred DCT programs were surveyed statewide, and it was found that 66 percent reported problems with attendance, 35 percent revealed problems with student…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, At Risk Persons, Dropout Prevention
Broughton, Georg – 1994
This practicum involved the design and implementation of a 4-station computer learning laboratory to enhance the academic learning gains of two visually impaired, two hearing impaired, and two dyslexic students at the Gainesville (Florida) Job Corps Center. The learning laboratory was equipped with computer hardware and software to perform the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
White, Gladys M. – 1991
The enrollment of minority students is increasing while the pool of minority teachers is decreasing. The model program described in this document was used as a way to increase the number of future minority teachers, particularly blacks, for the classrooms in a large urban school district in Florida. The target group consisted of Florida Future…
Descriptors: Black Students, Black Teachers, High Schools, Higher Education
Shick, Robert W. – 1996
As computers become more prevalent in society, educators are obligated to plan and provide for classroom use of computer technology. This document describes an investigation into the readiness of elementary school teachers to integrate computer technology into their classrooms. A survey of sixth grade teachers at a target Florida school and three…
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 6
Wallace-Hendrick, Debora – 1995
A project was developed and implemented to help correct the behavioral problems most commonly found in the kindergarten classroom in a central Florida school. Three literature-based units were produced and used by a target group of six kindergarten teachers and their students. The objectives were to increase positive behaviors in listening,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Childrens Literature
Kirleis, Kathryn – 1995
This practicum was designed to explore the impact that exposure to conflict management had on emotionally and behaviorally disordered high school students. High school students who participated in this study were from the west coast of central Florida. The practicum objectives were for students to show a 25% increase in the use of conflict…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Conflict Resolution, Educational Research, Emotional Disturbances
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