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Background Clinical studies have shown that the Medtronic proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control with insulin feedback (IFB) provides stable 24 h glucose control, but with high postprandial glucose. We coupled this algorithm to a Food and Drug Administration-approved type 1 diabetes mellitus simulator to determine whether a proportional-derivative controller with preprogrammed basal rates (PDBASAL) would have better performance. Methods We performed simulation studies on 10 adult...
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This is a panic download of old-dos.ru download ids 1-to-1000 as of 2014-05-28. This has old dos games and software in it.
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This is a panic download of old-dos.ru download ids 1001-to-1200 as of 2014-06-17. This has old dos games and software in it.
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The Federal Register
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Chris Gore and Jeff Wong talk kung-fu masters Jet-Li and Jackie Chan, with Wheels on Meals, Once Upon a Time in China 2, and Drunken Master 2.
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Sneak peek: 'Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones'
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Capcom adds favor to their World Gone Sour announcement trailer by featuring Method Man doing what he does best, rap. Check out this hip-hop music video for Capcom's World Gone Sour.
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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will feature Batman, Robin and Superman vs. The Joker and Lex Luther in the largest ever LEGO gaming environment, and Blair Herter gets details from TT Games' Jonathan Smith.
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Chris Gore runs down his DVD and Blu-ray release picks (and misses) of the week with Candace Bailey, like Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, Adam Sandler in That's My Boy and Check It Out with Steve Brule.
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The recent Just Dance 4 Fashion Show in NYC benefited those affected by 9/11, and Kristin Adams hit the runway to strut her stuff with Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Kendall Jenner and Team USA's Alex Morgan.
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It's up to Death to clear older brother War's name in sequel Darksiders 2. Is it an adventure worth taking? Find out as Morgan Webb has our review.
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Sparse models in dictionary learning have been successfully applied in a wide variety of machine learning and computer vision problems, and have also recently emerged with increasing research interest. Another interesting related problem based on linear equality constraint, namely the sparse null space problem (SNS), first appeared in1986 and has since inspired results on sparse basis pursuit. In this paper, we investigate the relation between the SNS problem and the analysis dictionary...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Bian,Xiao, North Carolina State University Raleigh United States, machine learning,...
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Topic: The Lion King - A Nature Fun and Learn Series
The Notre Dame Scholastic
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We report herein the development of an environmentally benign yellow smoke formulation aimed to replace the environmentally hazardous mixture currently specified for the U.S. Army's M194 yellow smoke hand-held signal. Static ignition test measurements have identified a replacement candidate that generates a robust fountain of yellow smoke, burning for 15 s from a consolidated cardboard tube configuration. This new formulation meets the burn time parameters outlined in the military requirement...
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Moving your PC across the room is easy. Moving it across the country is a little bit harder. We share our secrets for moving with your PC gear. Plus we highlight our favorite disk imaging tools for Windows, get Roger's experience with moving to a new Smartphone platform and what you should keep in mind when you do the same and how a bottle of isopropyl alcohol can be a handy monitor cleaning agent.
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Defense Technical Information Archive
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How does the U.S. military understand and apply the concept of center of gravity in the contexts of theory, doctrine, and planning for the conduct of operations? In particular, does the center of gravity serve as an effective tool when applied in accordance with current military doctrine and other nondoctrinal methodologies, and how does its use help reveal causal relationships and account for the emergent properties of complex systems? Academicians and military practitioners have debated the...
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Numerous wind tunnel studies of airfoil dynamic stall have been limited to harmonic model oscillations, but new microcomputers and hybrid servo systems have now been exploited to produce a mechanism which provides a high degree of flexibility in achieving arbitrary model motions in multiple degrees of freedom over a wide range of motion alternatives. A prototype apparatus has been fabricated to provide simultaneous motions of an airfoil or wing model in both pitch and translation. Drive motors...
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While often thought of as a Dark Art, debugging is nevertheless a necessary part of fielding quality computing systems which can and should be done systematically. Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) show great promise but also represent one of the most challenging environments in which to debug system services. In addition to all the issues of distributed and parallel debugging, SOAs introduce the complexity of significant parts of one's programs being provided by others. This paper examines...
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Prostate cancers that recur after so-called androgen ablation therapy ( CR-CaP ) are typically more aggressive, more likely to spread to local lymph nodes and bones, and less likely to respond to second-tier treatments, and therefore, contribute to significantly decreased patient survival. We posit that enzymes called Src-family kinases (SFK) are required for the progression to CR-CaP, and thus, targeting these enzymes should prevent CR-CaP formation to suppress their growth. We will use animal...
Topics: DTIC Archive, HEALTH RESEARCH INC BUFFALO NY, *PROSTATE CANCER, ANDROGENS, ANIMALS, BIOCHEMISTRY,...
This file concerns the research of Anthrax, specifically with Bacillus anthracis. It is an extract of a summary translation. Report contains research papers and results of experiments conducted in the late 1980's on bacillus anthracis, and botulism poisons.
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This ground breaking invention enables Li-ion batteries to operate at high voltage (5V), which is impossible with current state-of-art electrolytes. There is a strong commercial interest in high voltage, or 5V Li ion batteries Various candidates LiCoPO4, LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, Li2FeCoPO4 etc, projected to deliver 1540% more energy than state-of-art LiFePO4 The additive invented by SEDD is easy to prepare, low in cost and causes minimum impact on the existing battery manufacturing processing The...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Xu,Kang, Army Research Laboratory Adelphi, ELECTROLYTES, LITHIUM BATTERIES,...
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The purpose of this monograph is to describe the future road ahead for the US Cyber community in light of the recent technical and strategic developments in the state of cyber warfare. The paper began with a realization that cyber attacks have now become weaponized, and have the ability to command computer-guided machines to destroy themselves. In effect, kinetic strikes are now possible through the means of cyber attacks. Cyber attacks have therefore become kinetic in nature. Moreover, a...
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The objective of this study was to provide a better understanding of the influence of a root system from woody vegetation on hydraulic conductivity of soils in levee systems. By evaluating changes in hydraulic conductivity, conditions for seepage, specifically underseepage and piping,can be identified. To meet this objective, seepage analyses using the finite element method were conducted for representative levees in Sacramento, CA; Burlington, WA; Albuquerque, NM; and Portland, OR. A levee...
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An efficient sparse modeling pipeline for the classification of human actions from video is here developed. Spatio-temporal features that characterize local changes in the image are first extracted. This is followed by the learning of a class-structured dictionary encoding the individual actions of interest. Classification is then based on reconstruction, where the label assigned to each video comes from the optimal sparse linear combination of the learned basis vectors (action primitives)...
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The widespread use of mobile computing and telecommuting has increased the need for effective protection of computing platforms. Traditional schemes that involve strengthening the security of individual systems, or the use of firewalls at network entry points have difficulty accommodating the special requirements of remote and mobile users. We propose the use of a special purpose drop-in firewall/VPN gateway called Sieve, that can be inserted between the mobile workstation and the network to...
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In fiscal year 2012 (FY12), the total number of industry reports to the Defense Security Service (DSS) concerning attempts by foreign collectors to obtain illegal or unauthorized access to sensitive or classfied information and technology resident in the U.S. cleared industrial base continued to rise. In the FY10 version of this publication, the reported year-over-year rise was 50 percent; in the FY11 version, it was 74 percent; in this year's version, it is 60 percent. In FY12, industry...
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The SPE-N is a series of chemical explosions intended to enhance our physical understanding and ability to quantitatively model seismic signals from explosions at the NNSS with the goal of improving our nuclear test monitoring capabilities (Brunish et al., 2010). The main objective is to develop comprehensive three-dimensional high fidelity modeling capabilities to enable a transition from the current empirically-based explosion monitoring approach, where accuracy hinges on the availability of...
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Our long-term scientific goal is to understand the basic physics of low-frequency long-range sound propagation in the ocean, and the effects of environmental variability on signal stability and coherence. We seek to understand the fundamental limits to signal processing imposed by ocean variability to enable advanced signal processing techniques, including matched field processing and other adaptive array processing methods.
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Pat gives Glenn an encore performance of his hit song "What's that? Who Pays Your Salary?" inspired by Chris Matthews.
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CNN's Wolf Blitzer questions the failures of Obamacare
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Student loans interest rates are set to double unless congress acts. The left is gaining support from George Soros and staging protests around the nation.
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Larval mosquito habitats of potential malaria vectors and related species of Anopheles from three provinces (Gyeonggi, Gyeongsangbuk, Chungcheongbuk Provinces) of the Republic of Korea were surveyed in 2007. This study aimed to determine the species composition, seasonal occurrence and distributions of Anopheles mosquitoes. Satellite derived normalized difference vegetation index data (NDVI) was also used to study the seasonal abundance patterns of Anopheles mosquitoes. Methods: Mosquito larvae...
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This report describes a practicum project that attempted to reduce apathy among students and parents of students at an inner-city junior high school. All seventh-grade students at the study school and some of their parents were selected as the target group. A support team composed of noninstructional school personnel and community representatives was formed to plan and coordinate anti-apathy efforts at the school. The support team was particularly concerned with reducing such manifestations of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Failure, Attendance, Change Strategies, Educational Facilities Improvement,...
The program planning guide for agricultural supplies and services was written to assist Applied Biological and Agricultural Occupations (ABAO) teachers in enriching existing programs and/or to provide the basis for expansion of offerings to include additional materials for the cluster areas of agricultural chemicals, feeds, seeds, fertilizers, and science mechanics. Each guide includes the following components: an introduction (brief discussion of the subject matter); sample job titles and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agribusiness, Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Agricultural...
An analysis of U.S. Census data regarding race, age, education, occupation, and income of the male civilian labor force in 1960 and 1970 yields four major conclusions. (1) There have been large reductions in occupational discrimination at all ages, with the change clearest for young men. (2) The reduction of occupational discrimination is clearest at the lowest and highest educational levels. (3) The absolute gap between black and white income (in constant dollars) has increased. (4) The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Blacks, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Labor...
Social dialect is demonstrated as an important factor in the low performance of Black children on language based academic achievement tests. The dialect measure accounted for a substantial percentage of the variance in reading and spelling while the IQ measure and social attitude accounted for a negligible amount of variance in these areas. The subjects were 120 black second, fourth, and sixth grade children (N=40 per grade level) from two elementary schools in California. (RB)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Black Dialects, Black Students, Dialect Studies, Elementary...
Collected are eleven presentations made at a workshop designed to expose college and university administrators participating in the Technical Assistance Consortium to Improve College Services (TACTICS) to new management techniques. Presentations addressed the following subjects: the role of planning and management systems in post-secondary education; program planning and budgeting for Management Information Systems; financial aid and grants management; research applications development; the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administration, Black Colleges, College Housing, Colleges, Databases, Facilities,...
Although many universities are involved in competency based teacher education programs, Illinois State University has probably had the most experience (as of this time) with this instructional model in terms of program breadth and student involvement. In the three years of its operation, the competency based teacher education program for secondary school teachers has enrolled approximately 1,900 students per semester. This program, entitled Professional Education Sequence, covers eight required...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Problems, Higher Education,...
This document is one of six which set forth the mathematics components of the Project SEARCH Articulated Curriculum developed by the Utica (New York) City School District. Each volume deals with a broad area of mathematics and lists objectives related to that area for all grades from K through 12. Each objective listed is described first in general terms and then in terms of specific skills which students should exhibit. This volume covers topics related to measurement. These include money,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum, Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics,...
This language development activity book is for students who are being trained in one or more skills in the graphic arts industry. It can be used either as an introductory experience for beginning students or as a review for advanced students. Terms of the trade and related business vocabulary are introduced and reinforced through a 9-chapter story, seven sequential lessons on offset lithography procedures, a variety of language development exercises, and a glossary of over 140 graphic arts and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Education, Graphic Arts, Intermediate Grades, Job Application, Language...
Since theory and practice of equal educational opportunity is an issue which is currently confronting decisionmakers at all levels of American education, this handbook presents key federal regulations and Oregon statutes, and administrative rules which provide for equality in employment and in the delivery of educational services. Sources of programmatic funding for various affected student populations are also presented. Five sections are included: (1) Major Federal Provisions for Equality in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrative Policy, Bilingual Students, Disabilities, Educational Opportunities,...
In this unit, students from grades 4 through 12 study the cultural areas, traits, and life-styles of the North American Indians before settlement by the white man. Students examine the cultural traits of the Indians who live in 12 cultural areas to note the cause-and-effect relationship of traits to the environment and to make comparisons between cultural areas. The materials consist of 12 student booklets and a teacher's guide which contains learning activities, library research topics,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Art, Bibliographies, Check Lists,...
To some degree television is the current inheritor of anxiety over the effects of communications from outside the home, and is not alone among mass media in presenting sizeable amounts of violence. However the accessibility, pervasiveness, and very character of television make it the ultimate mass medium, and hence a cause for concern. Television violence is likely to be a continuing phenomenon because it is the product of the medium's response to its competitive environment, and it fits well...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aggression, Desensitization, Fear, Social Behavior, Social Influences, Television,...
This publication contains classroom activities dealing with cultural awareness for grades two through 12. The materials are intended to help students develop positive attitudes about cultural differences, recognize the roles of self and culture in fostering and inhibiting cultural interaction and awareness, and develop an awareness of when change needs to occur so that people can fully realize their growth potential. The activities are varied. Students read handouts, are involved in class...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Activities, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences,...
This paper discusses a study to determine the influence of study procedures on success at map-learning tasks. The hypothesis was that subjects who used certain (effective) learning procedures would perform better than subjects who stressed other (less effective) techniques. The effective procedures set comprised techniques for learning spatial information, using self-generated feedback to guide subsequent study behavior, and partitioning the map into sections. The less effective procedures set...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Educational Research,...
This report examines the process by which teenage youth develop expectations about their future educational achievements and occupational attainments. The focus of the study is on the dynamic feedback between the expectations of youth and parental expectations for the youth. The impact of academic performance, mental ability, and socioeconomic background of the youth on this feedback process also is an essential part of the analysis. A differential-equation model is written to represent the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Career Development, Cognitive Ability, High...
This monograph defines humanistic and positivistic geography, explores the dichotomy between these two thought systems, and suggests how geographers can work toward creating a humanistic positivism. Positivistic geography is interpreted as being based on a concept of 'rational' man who perceives a single objective world which has only spatial characteristics and is perceived uniformly by all human beings. Humanistic geography is interpreted as a thought system which has emerged as a reaction to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Influences, Human...
Qualitative research procedures may be characterized by the practice of empiricism that is sensitive to individual perspectives of reality. The many techniques that may be used are malleable and situation-specific in their design--contingent on those aspects of social phenomena that are chosen to be studied. Practical curriculum design for teaching qualitative methods can be viewed within two major thrusts of pedagogical goals: to channel the efforts of student field study into the practice of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Field Studies, Higher Education, Research...
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Education research is, or should be, the systematic investigation and solution of critically important problems affecting what and how children learn. This is a complex undertaking, given the size and complexity of American education. Critically important educational problems can be dealt with by supporting a systematic, national effort to examine problems scientifically, develop and test solutions, and see to it that the final results reach those who can make use of them. However, research in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational...
These national standards are intended to serve as a guide for the establishment of thorough and complete apprenticeship programs to produce trained optical technicians (contact lens technicians). Covered in the individual sections are the following topics: definitions, qualifications for apprenticeship, credit for previous experience, continuity of employment, apprenticeship agreements, terms of apprenticeship, probationary periods, ratio, responsibilities of apprentices, supervisors, progress...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Allied Health Occupations, Apprenticeships, Employment Practices, Federal...
This unit on selecting a site for a small business, the seventh in a series of 18 modules, is on the second level of the revised PACE (Program for Acquiring Competence in Entrepreneurship) comprehensive curriculum. Geared to advanced secondary and beginning postsecondary or adult students, the modules provide an opportunity to learn about and try out entrepreneurship ideas so that students can make a preliminary assessment of how these ideas relate to personal needs. The units on this level...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrative Principles, Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business...
"Of Animals, Nature and People" is one of the "Preparing for Tomorrow's World" (PTW) program modules. PTW is an interdisciplinary, future-oriented program incorporating information from the sciences and social sciences and addressing societal concerns which interface science/technology/society. The program promotes responsible citizenry with increased abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, social/ethical reasoning, and decision-making. The intent of this module is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Animals, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Environmental Education, Futures (of...
This chapter reports on legislative activity and court litigation during 1983 on issues relating to school prayer. Eighteen bills and resolutions have been introduced in the 98th Congress on this issue; 7 relate to voluntary prayer, 4 to equal access, and 3 are concurrent resolutions, not legislative in nature, expressing the belief that periods of silence in public school programs do not violate the constitution. A Senate resolution proposing a school prayer amendment has been introduced at...
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Presenting two views of the single-parent family, this pamphlet includes an article by two researchers (William Feigelman and Arnold R. Silverman) and a short statement by a single adoptive parent (Amanda Richards). The first paper summarizes earlier research on single-parent adoptions and discusses the results of a nationwide survey of 713 adoptive parents made in 1974 to 1976. Respondents to the mailed questionnnaire included 58 single adoptive parents. The adoptive single-parent sample was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adopted Children, Adoption, Age, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Emotional...
In the business writing class, teachers should consider the following suggestions: (1) capture students' interest and involve them, (2) prepare them for life outside the English classroom, (3) help them better understand the writing process, and (4) show them that writing occurs in a context that includes a writer, one or more readers, and a host of other factors. In addition, it is important to provide students with firsthand writing experiences by refusing to give them purposeless textbook...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Business Communication, Business Correspondence, Business English, Expository...
This resource guide, one of a series of annotated bibliographies describing the collection of the lending library of the Vocational Special Needs (VSN) Program at Texas A&M University, lists available materials for use with and about limited-English-proficient vocational students. Covered in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: programmatic considerations; information for teachers and other educators; instructional materials for students with limited reading...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Needs,...
This document is an information analysis paper based on a computer search of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database from l966 to the present and on pertinent outside resources on the topic of suicide. The paper reviews, analyzes, and interprets the literature on suicide and points out the implications of the information for human services professionals. Part 1 of this paper presents a brief history of suicide theories, reviews selected literature on the subject, and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Children, Counseling Services, Older Adults, Prevention, Suicide,...
Higher income households spend more per person on most food groups, especially beef, fish, cheese, vegetables, butter, and alcoholic beverages, than do lower income households. Elderly Americans spend less than younger people on food away from home and on alcoholic beverages. Households in the Northeast and West spend more on food than those in the South and North central regions, and nonblacks spend more on food than do blacks. Per person spending on food varies little across seasons. This...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Age Differences, Age Groups, Blacks, Budgets, Consumer Economics, Demography,...
A total of 78 books and journal articles examining the writing and teaching of history in China are annotated. While some of the cited works review the importance of history and historical analysis throughout Chinese history, the primary focus is on historiography in the People's Republic since the 1949 Revolution. Major emphasis is placed on the impact of Marxian and Maoist thought on historical research, analysis and writing. The specific influence of the Cultural Revolution is described. The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Communism, Historiography, History Instruction, Marxian...
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of using an electronic bulletin board in an off-campus doctoral program (Ed.D.) for health professionals offered by the University of Georgia. Participants included 14 doctoral students (13 female and 1 male) enrolled in an advanced course, Research in Instruction, who received training in the use of the Remote Bulletin Board System for the IBM Personal Computer (RBNS-PC) during their second class meeting of the fall quarter, 1985....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adoption (Ideas), Allied Health Occupations, Communication (Thought Transfer), Costs,...
A study of Connecticut's Middlesex Community College (MxCC) graduates of 1985 was conducted to provide information for use in academic advising, program and curriculum planning, and identifying needs for further research. The study revealed the following information about the 281 members of the graduating class: (1) of the 284 degrees awarded, 79 were "General Degrees," 53 were in Business Administration, 20 were in Marketing, and 19 were in Information Systems; (2) 198 of the degrees...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Attendance Patterns, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Majors (Students),...
A sample of slightly over 1500 students from even numbered grades in public schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands were given the 1973 edition of the Stanford Achievement Test (in grades 2, 4, 6, and 8) and the Test of Academic Skills (in grades 10 and 12) in an attempt to assess student academic achievement in the basic skill areas of mathematics, reading, and English Language. Technical Report 1 detailed the procedures used in test selection, sampling, and test administration. Technical Report 2...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Elementary Education,...
This resource list on adolescent parenting includes both a bibliography of books, periodical articles, and research reports, and a directory of resource organizations. Part 1, "Books and Articles," is comprised of an 11-page unannotated list of monographs and journal articles published between 1973 and 1987. A wide range of topics is covered, including policy and program development, characteristics of adolescent parents and their children, and parenthood education needs. Part 2,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Books, Child Welfare, Community Resources, Consultants, Directories,...
VisionQuest is one of the largest and most controversial private sector corrections programs designed to handle serious juvenile offenders in the country. Most chronic delinquents referred to VisionQuest by the juvenile court had failed under prior placements and were candidates for commitment to the California Youth Authority. VisionQuest programs consisted of rustic wilderness camps, wagon trains, and extended sailing and bicycling expeditions. All programs emphasized physical conditioning,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Correctional Rehabilitation, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Program...
An analysis of differences in politeness between Japanese and English focuses on those that affect the relative imposition involved in a request. Introductory sections draw on previous research and theory, and discuss general linguistic and cultural principles underlying requests, politeness, and politeness strategies. Four rules for times when a speaker does not need to show politeness in requests are outlined, including: (1) the emergency rule; (2) the authority rule; (3) the insulting rule;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, English, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal...
Designed to test the effects of knowledge acquisition on attitude formation and change, this study investigated whether knowledge-oriented instruction would have a different effect on students' nuclear attitudes than attitude-oriented instruction. High school students (N=331) from six schools who had not studied nuclear energy in any class or major curriculum unit participated in the study. The six schools were divided into two experimental groups (one receiving the knowledge treatment and one...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Gains, Attitude Change, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Knowledge...
Based on experiences with geriatric services workers, these strategies have been developed to respond to the ongoing educational needs of human service workers. The strategies are designed to help workshop leaders heighten human service providers' awareness of their clients' worlds. The three strategies outlined in this paper are the following: (1) combine the cognitive and the affective; (2) role play a visiting day at the nursing home; and (3) assign journal writing to the human service...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Continuing Education, Human Services, Journal Writing, Nursing Homes, Postsecondary...
This publication provides statistical data about dropouts and graduates of the Iowa public schools for the year 1988, presented in the form of tables and graphs. These tables and graphs are included: (1) fiscal 1988 secondary school dropout rate compared by state enrollment categories and merged areas; (2) dropouts compared by gender for state enrollment categories and merged areas; (3) grade distribution of dropouts by enrollment categories; (4) percentage of total enrollment versus percentage...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Graduate Surveys, High School Students,...
An examination was conducted of the Marquette University Institute for Educational Leadership that uses the master teacher concept to assist both aspiring and experienced educational administrators to enhance their horizons and further their professional growth. Sixty-six of the 70 graduate credit enrollees returned their demographic data sheets and evaluation reports. Findings indicated that most participants took from each session some new ideas and/or suggetions for practice. Participants'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Role, Career Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher...
California's 50% law requires that at least half of a community college district's expenditures per fiscal year be spent on instructional costs. These costs include the salaries of certificated instructors, salaries of such classified instructional personnel as aides and assistants, and employee benefits. A district's general expenditures include salaries of certificated and classified noninstructional personnel, employee benefits for these two groups, books and materials, contracted services,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Financial Audits, Legal Responsibility, Salaries, School...
Current National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for schools of education focus upon the inclusion of broad knowledge bases that are developed from sound theories and scholarly inquiry. By mandating that each accredited unit develop a teacher education program founded upon broad knowledge bases, NCATE is effectively requiring some teacher education programs to alter current curricula and practices. The operational definition of "knowledge base" which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Course Objectives, Curriculum...
A study examined the similarity or dissimilarity between the "New York Times'" editorial position on Iran and Iranian affairs and the official United States foreign policy towards Iran as reflected in the "Department of State Bulletin" for the period of 1968-1981. Each piece was categorized by major category and sub-category by three coders who provided a general evaluation and an evaluation using the scale "favorable,""unfavorable," or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Editorials, Federal Government, Foreign...
A description is given of two experiential preparation programs at East Tennessee State University--the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and the Danforth Program for the Preparation of School Principals. The MAT program provides students with an avenue for obtaining teacher certification while concurrently earning a master's degree. The emphasis of the Danforth program is on experiential learning opportunities for prospective principals providing future administrators with hands-on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education,...
Analyzing the role of vocational training in an economic sector that is declining in Portugal, this document consists of five chapters, a bibliography, and a list of training organizations. An introduction tells why the study is important and explains that the major obstacles to development of the Portuguese textile and clothing sector are the need for training and the difficulties of providing financing. Chapter 2 discusses the general characteristics of the textile and clothing sector....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economic Change, Economic Research, Education Work Relationship, Fashion Industry,...
The history of Bowie State University (BSU) in Maryland, is reviewed, from its establishment by the Baltimore Association for the Moral and Educational Improvement of Colored People in 1865 to its attainment of university status in 1988. Its mission to provide educational programs and services to Maryland citizens of all races is outlined. Demographic data on total enrollment and on students who meet the eligibility requirements of the Special Services Program are presented. Academic need for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Advising, Blacks, College Programs, College Students, Disabilities,...
A study was conducted to make students aware of the issue of self, society, and authority in their writing, and to discover which aspects of the writing workshop method are productive and which are not relative to student perceptions of their authority as writers. A university-required junior level composition course was designed in which students wrote two five-page papers, several shorter response papers, and read fiction and non-fiction. The final examination for the course was a three-part...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Collaborative Writing, College Juniors, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Writing...
The differential performance of black and white college freshmen on a direct measure of writing skills, the essay portion of the American College Testing Program's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), was studied. The data consisted of responses of a sample of 998 black and 3,727 white examinees to two individual prompts for essays, each requiring 20 minutes of testing time. Each essay was scored by two independent raters. Analysis of the data indicated that black examinees did...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Black Students, College Freshmen, Comparative Testing, Essay Tests, Higher Education,...
Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 mandates that the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) shall develop and implement a comprehensive Community College educational and fiscal accountability system in order to improve student and institutional performance. The system is to be implemented over a 3-year period beginning not later than 1991-92 and is to produce a published report of CCC accountability. In November 1990, a task force was established to provide consultation on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Role, Community Colleges, Cost...
The present guidelines have been prepared to provide counselors, health care workers, and others with a model for use in counseling people affected directly or indirectly by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The guidelines describe the nature, role, and principles of counseling, the psychosocial repercussions of HIV infection and associated disease, and special situations in which counseling is indicated. Whatever the overall HIV/AIDS...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Counseling, Counseling Services, Counseling...
A study was done to evaluate the ability of medical residents to repay their Stafford loan educational debt with a repayment deferment limit of 2 years. Using data on 1990 medical school graduates, the study compared medical residents' educational debt burdens to a financial hardship indicator keyed to loan default prevention. Results indicated that requiring medical residents to begin repaying their Stafford loans could cause them financial hardship. Third- and fifth-year residents would use...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Finance, Financial Problems, Graduate Medical Students, Higher Education,...
This document, developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and its partners, offers lists of topics covered in each day of a 24-day course designed to teach General Motors employees the following skills: document information; write clear directions and instructions; outline and organize thoughts and ideas; write memos and business letters; and construct sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. In addition, the document contains an exercise on writing clear directions, a checklist...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Business Correspondence, Manufacturing, Technical...
The first part of this paper reviews the literature on fundamental issues that relate to the work of teachers as the national curriculum is implemented in the United Kingdom. These issues include: (1) the work day of junior and secondary school teachers; (2) the politics and sociology of teaching; (3) the work of primary school teachers; and (4) teaching under the Education Reform Act of 1988. The second part examines the teaching of infants under the Education Reform Act, factors in teachers'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational...
A study investigated the effects on second graders' writing due to their participation in an electronic mail letter exchange. Subjects were 14 second-grade students who participated in a project on Virginia's Public Education Network, where they corresponded with a person in the character of Winnie-the-Pooh. A pre-test/posttest design was used in a 5-week interval. A rating scale was used to evaluate the students' writing. The students' writing was then grouped to correspond with the domains on...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Electronic Mail, Grade 2, Letters (Correspondence), Primary Education, Student...
Teachers, districts, and states working with the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory have been using a six-trait analytical scoring assessment model for student writing. The six traits are: (1) ideas; (2) organization; (3) voice; (4) word choice; (5) sentence fluency; and (6) conventions. For the last 4 years, the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory has been training teachers to teach students to be assessors of writing using the same six traits. This study was conducted to investigate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Control Groups, Educational Assessment, Elementary School...
The state plan for educational technology in Ohio has been developed to facilitate a basic understanding of the broad scope of technology and how it can affect learning positively. It is also intended to provide a framework for policy and resource allocation decision making. Massive systemic changes in curriculum, professional development, and governance are vital if young people are to have the opportunity to become knowledgeable workers in the global information age. Educators must provide...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational...