programs need to be very high quality and aligned with high-quality kindergarten programs
(Mead, 2008). Another factor that has been identified as important to pre-kindergarten programs
is the teacher belief system (Lar-Cinisomo, Fuligni,...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
his being “light-skinned” and “having no negro dialect.” He issued the following apology: “I deeply regret using such a poor choice of words. I sincerely apologize for offending any and all...
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shown that the teacher variable is an important factor in student achievement. Only home related factors have a bigger influence (Kratochwill et al., 2007). NCLB (2002) requirements feature this change...
Using a Graphics Editor
While the code for a website can be created in a simple text editor,
the graphics must be created using graphic design software. The
industry standard is Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for creating
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7. Quiz Console – Students can take quizzes using the Quiz Console. Instructors can
build quizzes using four question types: multiple choice, true-false, fill in the blank,
and short answer. The quizzes are...
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(2003) were important starting points for a flow of literature that helped enrich my
understanding of the political world and international relations. Understanding the global
community was of utmost importance in preparation for...
The participants took the DRP first. They were given the same instructions: read the text selection and select the word that fits best and makes the most meaning in the sentence/paragraph. To complete the test, they were given...
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Many decisions need to be made when planning professional development. One of the most important decisions involves the content and intended outcome of the professional learning opportunity. A series...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
foreman smiles and puts up his watch: "Well, gentlemen, what do we say? Plaintiff; Defendant; Gentlemen? I rather think, so far as I am concerned, gentlemen - I say I rather think, but don't let that...
2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators
will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately
determine those in need of special education...
All students were given the same DRP test, which was standard for all groups. As can be seen in Table 4.6 (pg 37), 10 of 12 students (83%) scored above a 9th grade level for reading comprehension, with half of the students scoring just above the...
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practitioner, on paper, what a community’s list of favorite values are, but by observing the people interacting with one another and the organization itself will reveal how they act out and act upon those values. It will...
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As a Masters student in Professional Communication, I have felt it important to apply the
skills and knowledge that I have obtained throughout my degree in a professional capacity.
Based on a class taken...
positions in Iron County. Instead of two Agents, there would be one who would s p e n d his time between Cedar City and t h e Iron Mines, west of Cedar City. A motion was made by Councilwoman S t a r r to i n s t r u c t the Mayor to p u s h t h e...
Students Who Benefit from RTI
Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving
Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading.
The study found students...
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Participating in an internship for the Department of State in the U.S. Embassy in
Brasilia has been very beneficial to me academically, professionally, and personally. I
participated in an organization that was...
Exploratory research was conducted to identify and measure the relationships
between information sources, socio-cultural preferences, and travel motives on
destination image and visiting intentions. An adaptation of the study conducted...