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Cave, George; Doolittle, Fred – 1991
JOBSTART, a federally funded demonstration program, offered basic education, occupational skills training, support services, and job placement assistance to young school dropouts. A study of the impacts of JOBSTART was designed to separate effects of the program from events attributable to other factors. A total of 2,312 people eligible for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Dropout Programs, Educational Attainment
Doolittle, Robert J. – 1981
The community should be seen as an essential focus for communication study since it (1) illustrates and tests the instrumental nature of human communication, (2) illustrates the delicate interplay of private and public communication, and (3) provides a unique context in which all human interactive units exert communication influence…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community
Doolittle, John Charles – 1975
An experimental curriculum module was designed and was tested to determine its success in helping children cope with negative influences of viewing violence on television. Instructional treatments were administered in two forms: concept presentation, in which subjects were shown how various components of production are used to create a dramatic…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Curriculum Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Emotional Response
Doolittle, Lawrence W. – Educ Leadership, 1970
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Needs, Ombudsmen, School Supervision
Doolittle, Robert J. – 1972
Community service is the most neglected of academic functions, largely because involvement in community programs is less likely to be rewarding to the scholar than research and teaching activities. Community service activities must be regarded as intrinsic to the functions of an urban college, especially since these projects can, in turn, generate…
Descriptors: College Role, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Problems, Community Services
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Doolittle, John C. – Journalism Educator, 1983
Describes how a black radio operation in Washington, D.C., used university students enrolled in a broadcast management course to solve some of their management problems. (HOD)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Management Development
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Doolittle, Robert J. – Communication Education, 1977
Reports the analysis of thirty-eight textbooks published since 1970 and intended for use in the basic undergraduate speech communication. Focuses on how and to what extent communication in conflict is treated in these various textbooks. (MH)
Descriptors: Conflict, Higher Education, Speech Communication, Textbook Content
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Doolittle, John; Pepper, Robert – Journal of Broadcasting, 1975
An analysis of commercials on children's television programs shows that, with the advent of guidelines, some changes have been made, particularly in relation to vitamins, minerals, foods, and toys. Presentation techniques however contain increasing sex stereotyping and decreased presence of racial minorities. (LS)
Descriptors: Children, Commercial Television, Content Analysis, Minority Groups
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Doolittle, John C. – Journalism Quarterly, 1979
An Indiana survey of the media use of 108 older adults yielded information about their radio, television, and newspaper preferences. The results suggest that education, income, and sociability exerted as much, or more, influence on how the sample used the media than did their status as senior citizens. (GT)
Descriptors: Information Sources, Media Research, News Media, Newspapers
Doolittle, Martha; Smith, Ralph – 1997
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Act of 1986 provides funding to school districts to supplement local efforts to eliminate violence as well as drug and alcohol use by their students. In 1996-97, the Austin Independent School District (Texas) (AISD) received $622,692 from the SDFSC grant, with supplemental funds later bringing…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking, Drug Education
Doolittle, Martha; Ryan, Marci – 2000
The Austin Independent School District, Texas (AISD) receives federal funds through the U. S. Department of Education's Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) grant program. The purpose of the Title IV SDFSC grant is to supplement local schools' efforts to eliminate violence and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Drug Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
Doolittle, Martha; Sharkey, Suzanne – 1998
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Act of 1986 provides funding to school districts to supplement local efforts to eliminate violence and drug and alcohol use by their students. In 1997-98 the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) received a total of $1,197,750 through SDFSC grants. In the AISD these funds support a…
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary School Students
Doolittle, Fred; And Others – 1993
This report summarizes the National Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Study, which examined the impact of Title IIA of JTPA on participants' employment, earnings, and welfare receipt. Between 1987 and 1989, more than 20,000 adults and out-of-school youths who applied for JTPA services in 16 areas across the country were randomly assigned to a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Data Collection, Employment Programs
Doolittle, Peter E. – 1991
An activity has been used successfully for several years in a middle-school computer class to integrate writing instruction with computer science. Taking approximately five class periods, the activity consists of three phases: (1) the 6th-grade students use paper and pencil to write a story in any literary format; (2) 11th- and 12th-grade…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Cross Age Teaching, Grade 6
Doolittle, Allen E. – 1984
The definition of differential item performance (DIP), often referred to as item bias, is discussed. DIP is suggested as a comprehensive term to encompass item bias (item invalidity which is unfair to certain population subgroups) and instructional bias (a valid reflection of group differences in instruction or background). This study investigated…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Higher Education, Item Analysis, Mathematics Achievement
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