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1

Preparing Preservice Teachers To Use Technology: Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines preservice teachers' (PSTs) perceptions of technology and their future plans for implementation. The survey results raise general implications for teacher preparation programs. The major implication is that although computers are seen as important, PSTs are not preparing themselves to implement them successfully and powerfully into…

Whetstone, Lori; Carr-Chellman, Alison A.

2001-01-01

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Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report is a survey of a sample of the elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). It includes both teachers who leave teaching in the year after the SASS data collection and those who continue to teach. The objective of TFS is to provide information about teacher mobility and attrition among elementary and secondary school teachers who teach in grades Kâ12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

2007-02-24

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Arizona Teacher Working Conditions: Designing Schools for Educator and Student Success. Results of the 2006 Phase-In Teacher Working Conditions Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools across the country face persistent teacher working condition challenges that are closely related to high teacher turnover rates and chronic difficulties in recruiting and retaining teachers. Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) research examining working conditions survey results in both North Carolina and South Carolina demonstrates…

Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

2006-01-01

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Teacher Attrition and Mobility. Results from the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000-01.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Between the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 school years, approximately 8 percent of public and private school teachers transferred to a different school and 7 percent and 13 percent of public and private school teachers, respectively, chose to leave the teaching p...

M. T. Leukens D. M. Lyter E. E. Fox K. Chandler

2004-01-01

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The Reading Habits and Literacy Attitudes of Inservice and Prospective Teachers: Results of a Questionnaire Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a questionnaire survey of 747 students enrolled in a graduate school of education, who are currently teachers or prospective teachers. The Literacy Habits Questionnaire, developed by Applegate and Applegate, was administered in September 2006. Findings suggest a high prevalence of aliteracy, the ability to read but a…

Nathanson, Steven; Pruslow, John; Levitt, Roberta

2008-01-01

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The Leadership Role of the Teacher Librarian in Technology Integration: Early Results of a Survey of Highly Certified Teacher Librarians in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2008, the United States' Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Project Leadership-in-Action (LIA) that included surveys of the technology integration practices of teacher librarian leaders with National Board Certification. Preliminary 2009 survey results suggested that the 295 respondents worked in well-resourced libraries with…

Everhart, Nancy; Mardis, Marcia A.; Johnston, Melissa

2010-01-01

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Multicultural Teacher Preparation: An Attitudinal Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a survey designed to determine how teacher educators assess the status of American multicultural teacher education are described. Issues are raised around the commitment and implementation of several aspects of multicultural teacher preparation. (Author/AL)

Mahan, James; Boyle, Virginia

1981-01-01

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Climate Survey. Teacher Education and Certification.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary is presented of findings from a survey that sought to record the opinions of teachers and administrators in the Alaskan schools on key educational issues. Results of previous nationwide surveys are synthesized on the topics of teacher education programs, teacher certification, inservice teacher education programs, and incentive programs.…

Counts, Sharon; Silverman, Debra Larson

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Teacher Perceptions of Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards: Results from a Three-State Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of the impact of alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). We used a survey of 401 teachers from three states to probe teacher perspectives across a wide range of topics. Our study found teacher perceptions were more universal than state specific. The…

Restorff, Diane; Sharpe, Michael; Abery, Brian; Rodriguez, Michael; Kim, Nam Keol

2012-01-01

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Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2008-09 Teacher Follow-Up Survey. First Look. NCES 2010-353  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) is a follow-up of a sample of the elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the previous year's Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The TFS sample includes teachers who leave teaching in the year after the SASS data collection and those who continue to teach. The objective of TFS is to provide…

Keigher, Ashley

2010-01-01

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National Survey of Public School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents national survey results of public school teachers' opinions on the relationship between interior design and academic performance. The 1,050 teachers surveyed reveal that they recognize the relationship between interior design and academic achievement and that most teachers see the advantages of classroom carpeting relative to…

2001

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Secondary-Level Physical Science Teachers and Teaching in Kansas: Survey Results from the Early 1990s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of all Kansas physical sciences (chemistry, general science, physical science, and physics) teachers (36 percent return rate) in the Spring of 1991 provided elements of a profile of physical sciences teachers and teaching. Findings are presented concerning teaching assignments, course enrollments, school demographics, teacher background…

Backhus, DeWayne

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Beginning Teacher Knowledge: Results from a Self-Assessed TPACK Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For over twenty years teachers in Australia and internationally have been encouraged to use ICT in their practice. Various government policies have been implemented to provide the technical means for teachers to do so as well as numerous teacher professional learning programs, often skills based, short term and off site. Yet teacher uptake of…

Jordan, Kathy

2011-01-01

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Are High School Economics Teachers the Same as Other Social Studies Teachers? The Results of a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous studies have focused on how well students are learning economics, how teachers are trained, and other outcomes associated with improved understanding of economics. However, almost nothing is reported in the research literature on economics teachers' views of the curriculum, how they teach their subject, their views on public issues, and…

Schug, Mark C.; Dieterle, David; Clark, J. R.

2009-01-01

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Technology Use and Acceptance in the Classroom: Results from an Exploratory Survey Study among Secondary Education Teachers in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the current usage and acceptance of classroom technologies by secondary math/science education teachers in one community. Design/methodology/approach: Forty-seven secondary education math and science teachers in one American city responded to a survey about their use and perceptions of technology in…

Holden, Heather; Ozok, Ant; Rada, Roy

2008-01-01

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National Chemistry Teacher Safety Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the status of secondary school instructional chemistry laboratory safety using a survey instrument which focused on Teacher background Information, Laboratory Safety Equipment, Facility Safety, General Safety, and a Safety Content Knowledge Survey. A fifty question survey instrument based on recent research and questions developed by the researcher was mailed to 500 secondary school chemistry teachers who participated

Barbra A. Plohocki

1998-01-01

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The Methodological Content of Teacher Education Programs in Learning Disabilities: Clearly Specialized and Impressively Current--Another View of Pugach and Whitten's Survey Results. Professional Dialogue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A reinterpretation of survey results concerning teacher-education programs in learning disabilities indicates that (1) most large programs advocate a reasonably consistent instructional approach and (2) despite the appearance of the same topics in textbooks for both special and regular education teachers, the same set of skills are not necessarily…

Heward, William L.; Heron, Timothy E.

1987-01-01

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Teacher Responses to Pay-for-Performance Policies: Survey Results from Four High-Poverty, Urban School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policymakers are increasingly adopting "pay-for-performance" policies in which teachers are compensated based on their performance as measured by classroom evaluations and/or student achievement test results. Prior research has produced largely inconclusive findings concerning support among teachers for these policies and their effects on…

Wells, John

2011-01-01

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Teachers' Assessments of Professional Development Quality, Value, and Benefits: Results from Seven Annual Surveys of Participants in National Writing Project Summer Institutes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Writing Project (NWP) is the nation's premier professional development network dedicated to improving the teaching of writing. The NWP network comprises nearly 200 local sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This report presents the results of a seven-year survey study of teachers participating in NWP summer…

Stokes, Laura; St. John, Mark

2008-01-01

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Teachers and Marine Education: A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of Alabama and Mississippi high school science teachers was conducted in the spring of 1979 as an initial step in the Man and the Gulf of Mexico (MGM) marine education project. Most teachers surveyed had little or no formal coursework pertaining to the marine sciences. The teachers felt they did not have adequate knowledge for teaching…

Milkent, Marlene M.; And Others

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British Antarctic Survey: Teacher Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has provided a selection of resources for students and their teachers to learn about the natural environment, current affairs, and science of Antarctica. These include 'Discovering Antarctica', an interactive feature with activities, images, video clips and fact sheets to let students discover Antarctica for themselves. The teacher's page includes the Schools Pack, a syllabus with fifteen topics for older students, information on obtaining the 'Antarctic Waves' DVD, a resource that uses science, images and sounds from Antarctica to stimulate musical composition, and information on obtaining the 'Discover Antarctica' CD-rom. Other materials include the Antarctic Factsheet, a downloadable factsheet with details of Antarctica's geographical statistics (area, length, height, ice thickness and others), and information on obtaining the book 'Surviving Antarctica', a guide to the region, its inhabitants, and how they live and work in such extreme conditions.

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The American Teacher. The Metropolitan Life Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report is given on the attitudes of elementary and secondary public school teachers toward public education in the United States. Data were obtained by a nation-wide survey of 1,981 teachers. The report summarizes responses and information on: (1) major study findings; (2) a profile of teachers in the United States; (3) the job satisfaction of…

Harris (Louis) and Associates, Inc., New York, NY.

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The Evolving Roles and Education/Training Needs of Teacher and Paraprofessional Teams in New York City Public Schools: Results of Survey and Focus Group Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses the outcomes of three surveys that investigated the role of paraeducators in New York City schools, the skills and knowledge needed by paraeducators, and the skills and knowledge required by teachers to supervise and work effectively with paraprofessionals. The surveys indicate the need to improve the ability of…

Moshoyannis, Thalia; Pickett, Anna Lou; Granick, Len

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German-Algerian University Exchange from the Perspective of Students and Teachers: Results of an Intercultural Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic exchange programs provide students and teachers with the opportunity to study or work temporarily at educational institutions abroad. For exchange programs to be successful in promoting intercultural education, they must be designed with their participants in mind. The present study constitutes an investigation of attitudes and…

Doring, Nicola; Lahmar, Kamel; Bouabdallah, Mohamed; Bouafia, Mohamed; Bouzid, Djamel; Gobsch, Gerhard; Runge, Erich

2010-01-01

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Teachers’ recognition and reporting of child abuse: a factorial survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The major aim of this study was to determine the effect of characteristics of the case, the teacher, and the organizational setting on recognition and reporting of child abuse.Method: A factorial survey design was employed in which a probability sample of teachers (N = 480) responded to vignettes in which case characteristics were systematically manipulated.Results: Analysis using OLS regression

Richard O’Toole; Stephen W. Webster; Anita W. O’Toole; Betsy Lucal

1999-01-01

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Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-314  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the Public School Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with…

Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy

2013-01-01

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Toy Preference and Safety Knowledge: A Pilot Survey of Teachers of Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the procedures, instrumentation, data analysis and results of a pilot study of the extent of teachers' knowledge of (1) toy safety and (2) teachers' and children's preferences for toys. The survey was conducted in the form of a 22-item questionnaire administered during a training workshop for Head Start teachers. Teachers were…

Evans, Joyce; Stewart, Patricia

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A Survey of Teachers' Read-Aloud Practices in Middle Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two university researchers conducted a survey of middle school teachers' read-aloud practices at a large state conference for middle level educators. Results of this survey provide a beginning step toward evaluating the ways in which middle school teachers use read-alouds in the classroom. This paper shares the results of the survey and offers…

Ariail, Mary; Albright, Lettie K.

2006-01-01

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Results of the MALT Survey on Articulation, 1976-77.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey on articulation was carried out among foreign language teachers in high schools and colleges in Montana. The information is from the academic year 1976-77. The results are divided into two sections: the high school survey and the college and university survey. The high school survey gives information on the estimated percentage of…

Bettramo, Anthony F., Ed.

1978-01-01

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Cable Library Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes a survey of 198 libraries which had been identified as potential cable libraries which assessed: (1) to what extent a national satellite cable library network might already be in technical existence, (2) how many libraries are connected to cooperative cable companies with satellite hardware and excess receiver capacity, and…

Public Service Satellite Consortium, Washington, DC.

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Incentive Pay Programs Do Not Affect Teacher Motivation or Reported Practices: Results from Three Randomized Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study drew on teacher survey responses from randomized experiments exploring three different pay-for-performance programs to examine the extent to which these programs motivated teachers to improve student achievement and the impact of such programs on teachers' instruction, number of hours worked, job stress, and collegiality. Results showed…

Yuan, Kun; Le, Vi-Nhuan; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Marsh, Julie A.; Hamilton, Laura S.; Stecher, Brian M.; Springer, Matthew G.

2013-01-01

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Science Teachers in Deaf Education: A National Survey of K-8 Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted with 67 science teachers who taught deaf children at the elementary school level. Teacher background variables, information about teacher preparation and certification, preferred teaching methods, communication methodologies, curriculum, and the use of technology were gathered. A purposeful, convenience sampling technique…

Shaw, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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Archaeological Survey Methodology and Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has determined that one of the best ways to optimize Phase I cultural-resource survey data is to test the feasibility of using advanced technology for project planning. This study describes the results of resea...

A. P. Sullivan A. M. Ioannides R. C. Frohn

2003-01-01

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Survey of Educational Values among Educators of French-Speaking Teachers at the Universities of Quebec.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey of those charged with the training of French-speaking college teachers in Quebec universities concerning the importance of various aspects of education in general and of its value to themselves are presented. (MSE)

Lefebvre, Bernard; Lemieux, Andre

1985-01-01

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Harassment in Workplace Among School Teachers: Development of Survey  

PubMed Central

Aim To study the incidence of harassment in the workplace among teachers at primary and secondary schools. Methods We analyzed the existing questionnaires on harassment in the workplace and developed a new one was to specifically address harassment of teachers in the public education sector. The questionnaire was then experimentally applied to a sample of 764 primary and secondary school teachers in Split Dalmatia County, Croatia. It included three scales –exposure to harassment, witnessing harassment, and disturbance by harassment. Validity of the three scales was examined by factor analysis. Results All three scales showed satisfactory metric characteristics: Cronbach ? coefficient was 0.93 for exposure scale, 0.95 for witnessing scale, and 0.97 for disturbance scale. Out of 764 teachers surveyed, 164 (22.4%) were exposed to and 192 (31.7%) witnessed different kinds of harassment in the previous 12 months. There were significantly more of those who experienced harassment as witnesses (?21?=?249.301; P?teachers (11.5%) reported having psychological and 76 (10.1%) physical health problems caused by their work. Exclusion as a consequence of harassment disturbed women more than men (?21?=?5.27; P?=?0.022). Those who were exposed to harassment had significantly lower median age (42; range 23-68) than those who were not exposed (45; range 23-65) (U?=?31401.50; z?=?2.129; P?=?0.033). Conclusion The questionnaire registered wide spectrum of harassment types, indicating the need for continuous monitoring and systematic work on the prevention of these phenomena. The study showed that exposure to harassment is associated with age, indicating that younger teachers should be the target population for detection and prevention of workplace harassment.

Russo, Andrea; Milic, Ranko; Knezevic, Bojana; Mulic, Rosanda; Mustajbegovic, Jadranka

2008-01-01

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A cross-cultural survey of conceptions of energy among elementary school teachers in training: Empirical results from Israel and Argentina  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do students in training to be primary school teachers in Argentina and Israel understand the concept of energy? Do they hold correct scientific views that will enable them to instruct their future pupils accurately? Are there fundamental differences between students studying in these different populations? Studentsâ energy conceptions, expressed on a two-part written questionnaire, showed similarities and differences for Israeli and Argentinean students, as well as for first and second year students in each country. In general, there is a serious discrepancy between both Israeli and Argentinean student teachersâ understanding of energy and the accepted scientific concept. If this fundamental concept is to be used in a correct way in classroom, then every effort must be made to help teachers develop their understanding.

Trumper, Ricardo; Raviolo, Andres; Shnersch, Ana

2005-11-28

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Professional Development in Art Education Today: A Survey of Kansas Art Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the results of a statewide survey of Kansas art teachers. Teachers revealed that Discipline Based Art Education had little influence on them. Primary areas of concern were lack of funding and low status of art programs. Includes statistical analysis of the relationship between teaching experience, level of education, and teaching…

Jeffers, Carol S.

1996-01-01

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Teaching Science in the Primary School: Surveying Teacher Wellbeing and Planning for Survival  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A teacher-researcher in a primary school setting surveyed the middle years' teachers of her school and those in the local science hub group, to determine their confidence and satisfaction levels in relation to teaching science. Her results confirm feelings of inadequacy and reluctance to teach Science, but also indicate ways that schools can…

Morgan, Anne-Marie

2012-01-01

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75 FR 63439 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Survey  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Survey AGENCY: National...field research activities through the Teacher at Sea Program. Through this program...to better serve the participants, the Teacher at Sea Program will survey the...

2010-10-15

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Teachers' Concerns about Spelling Instruction: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' concerns regarding spelling instruction and the spelling abilities of their students were sought in a national survey. Using a random sample of teachers of grades one through five across all 50 states, respondents reported teaching practices, degree of agreement with theoretical statements, and responded to open-ended statements.…

Fresch, Mary Jo

2007-01-01

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Survey Measures of Classroom Instruction: Comparing Student and Teacher Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This analysis contributes to efforts to improve the use and understanding of survey data in education policy research by asking: "How different are student and teacher reports of classroom instruction?" "Do student, class, or teacher characteristics account for any of the differences?" Using National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) data,…

Desimone, Laura M.; Smith, Thomas M.; Frisvold, David E.

2010-01-01

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The Experience of New Teachers: Results from TALIS 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the most important issues facing teachers during the early stages of their careers. The effectiveness of teachers fresh to the profession is an important policy issue, especially knowing the impact that teachers have on student learning. The OECD's Teaching and Learning International Survey

Jensen, Ben; Sandoval-Hernandez, Andres; Knoll, Steffen; Gonzalez, Eugenio J.

2012-01-01

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No Teacher Left Behind: Results of a Five-Year Study of Teacher Attrition  

Microsoft Academic Search

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has left many administrators in high need schools scrambling to fill classrooms with “quality teachers” as defined by NCLB. However, redefining “quality teachers” to allow recruitment of inexperienced and under prepared individuals will decrease teacher quality and result in an ever-growing population of preretirement teachers. Any plan to reduce the teacher shortage must also

Pamela Harrell; Alexandra Leavell; Frances van Tassel; Kerry McKee

2004-01-01

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The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Listening to Teachers in Rural Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

MetLife has sponsored and Harris Interactive has conducted the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher series since 1984 to share the voices of teachers with educators, policymakers and the public. The series examines significant changes and trends over time, highlights important current issues, and explores topics relevant to the future of…

MetLife, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

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Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the leading private sector organizations have for years embraced a survey approach to improving products, services, and internal policies and processes. Like these successful private sector businesses, school systems can utilize a similar survey-based approach to improving teacher evaluation. Here, the authors provide and outline some…

Wiener, Ross; Lundy, Kasia

2014-01-01

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The Validity and Reliability of the Teacher Knowledge and Skills Survey for Positive Behavior Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors evaluated the empirical properties of the 33-item Teacher Knowledge and Skills Survey (TKSS) 2.0 for positive behavioral support (PBS) in schools. Through an examination of internal consistency and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the theorized construct, the construct validity of the survey was evaluated. Results

Blum, Craig; Cheney, Douglas

2009-01-01

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Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Survey of Teachers and Students about Violence in U.S. Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nationwide survey was conducted to solicit input from a random sample of junior and senior high school students (N=250) and teachers (N=258) regarding violence in the schools. This report presents a summary of survey results under five headings. The first, perceived seriousness of violence, indicated that one in three teachers and one in four…

Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

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Initial Blackbeard power survey results  

SciTech Connect

The Blackbeard broadband VHF radio receiver is in low-earth orbit aboard the ALEXIS satellite. The receiver has been used to measure the transmitted power in four VHF bands (55.2-75.8, 28.0-94.8, 132.3-152.2, and 107.7-166.0 MHz) over quiet and noisy parts of the earth. The authors present the results of the survey and discuss their implications. They find that there are remote ocean areas over which the observed spectrum is largely free of man-made interference, but that the spectrum over most of the earth is dominated by broadcast VHF signals. The signal characteristics observed over a given area are quite constant when observed at different times of day and at intervals of several weeks to months. It appears that in many cases the bulk of the signal power is coming from a small number of sources.

Murphy, T.; Devenport, J.; Holden, D.

1996-06-01

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Teacher Followup Survey, 1994-1995: Data File User's Manual, Public-Use Version. Schools and Staffing Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teacher Followup Survey (TFS) is a 1-year follow-up of a sample of teachers who were originally selected for the Teacher Questionnaire in the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), an integrated set of surveys of public and private schools. There have been three data cycles for the SASS, and three for the TFS. The data in this report links…

Whitener, Summer D.; Gruber, Kerry J.; Rohr, Carol; Fondelier, Sharon

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Early Childhood Teacher Research: From Questions to Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is early childhood teacher research and why is it important? How does a teacher researcher formulate a research question and a plan for doing research? How do teachers apply research results to effect change? "Early Childhood Teacher Research" is an exciting new resource that will address the sorts of questions and concerns that pre- and…

Castle, Kathryn

2011-01-01

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MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012  

MedlinePLUS

... Topics Drugs & Supplements Videos & Cool Tools ESPAÑOL MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012 To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. These survey results describe MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users. ...

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Rate and Occupancy Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its annual effort to determine rate and occupancy trends in the Mid-Atlantic region, MACUHO surveyed by questionnaire the chief housing officers on its mailing list and received 99 usable responses, compared with 65 the previous year. The average double room rate was reported to be $691, compared with $646 in 1975; the average board rate rose…

Mid-Atlantic Association of Coll. and Univ. Housing Officers.

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Office Workers Stress Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of office workers employed by North Carolina telephone companies was conducted to determine the extent and types of health problems experienced by office workers who use video display terminals (VDTs). Data were gathered by questionnaires mailed to 2,478 office workers, with 966 responses. Questions concerning a wide range of health…

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, Durham.

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Development and Validation of a Modified Turkish Version of the Teacher Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (TCLES)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Constructivist Learning Environment Survey is an instrument used for assessing students' and teachers' perceptions of their learning environments. The Teacher Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (TCLES) was created to better enable teachers and researchers to determine teachers' perception of their use of constructivist approaches in…

Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

2013-01-01

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Inclusion Classrooms and Teachers: A Survey of Current Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the current state of inclusion practices in general education classrooms via survey of 71 inclusion teachers currently serving as special educators across the state of New York. Specifically, small group instruction, co-teaching, one-to-one instruction, and planning support are explored in relationship to class size, number…

Kilanowski-Press, Lisa; Foote, Chandra J.; Rinaldo, Vince J.

2010-01-01

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Survey of Teachers' Use of Planetary Data for Authentic Research in K-12 Classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education reform documents universally call for students to have authentic experiences using real data in the context of their science education that mimic actual research. In order for planetary scientists to provide the most useful data or professional development for K-12 teachers, a survey was undertaken to determine how teachers are currently using planetary science data and, if not, why not. A national survey collected data from 320 teachers from 42 states. Teachers targeted for this survey were those who are most likely to be knowledgeable in the ins and outs of using online planetary data. When asked to identify the ESS online resources that they access five or more days per year the three more commonly used websites were USGS.gov (28%), GoogleEarth (23%), and Volcano World (12%). However, at this time, the use of online data for inquiry and analysis in the classroom is actually quite rare. Survey results indicate that 41-24% of teachers use student collected data and teacher- produced hard copies of data for the bulk of any inquiry or analysis that is conducted in class. Most often (52%) teachers' primary use of the internet in ESS involves the downloading of images to share with students. Only 25- 32% of these teachers report that they use online data, in the forms of large WWW data sets real time data, or virtual online data, to engage students in inquiry or data analysis. The most noteworthy finding is that 89% of teachers report that they rarely use the most open and authentic forms of inquiry when instructing students. Data shows that the types of inquiry always or usually used by teachers are confirmation activities (38%) or structured inquiry (46%), in which students investigate the teacher-provided question, using a prescribed procedure. 81% of ESS teachers stated that the amount of time allocated to inquiry in their classrooms is either not enough, or wholly insufficient. Teachers did not perceive that inquiry increases students' assessment scores on state tests. When questioned about barriers to using inquiry in the classroom, 51% of respondents stated that the number of topics covered by state assessments is a great or immense barrier as is the perceived amount of time required to inquire using real data.

Parker, S. J.; Slater, T. F.; Shipp, S.; Lowes, L.

2007-12-01

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Palestinian Science Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs: A Preliminary Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the congruence of Palestine science teachers' beliefs about knowledge and learning with the recent constructivist/conceptual change epistemological basis of science education and the factors that influence these beliefs. Results indicate that only a small percentage of Palestinian teachers subscribe to the recent views of learning and…

Hashweh, Maher Z.

1996-01-01

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Participation in and Views Concerning Inservice Training Among High School Science and Mathematics Teachers in Israel - A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys the participation of secondary school mathematics and science teachers in inservice training activities in Israel. Results indicate the majority of inservice training participation occurs during summer months with little involvement, other than reading, occurring during the school year. (SL)

Kagan, Martin H.; Tamir, Pinchas

1977-01-01

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In Brief: Evolution teacher survey; Effects of drought on rainforest  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

More than 30% of teachers responding to an informal survey indicated that they feel pressured to include creationism, intelligent design, or other nonscientific alternatives to evolution in their science classrooms. An experiment to simulate the effects of climate change and severe drought on a parcel of rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon has found that some parts of the affected forest tolerated the dry condition by absorbing water from deeper in the soil.

Showstack, Randy

2005-05-01

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Teacher Perceptions of NeuroEducation: A Mixed Methods Survey of Teachers in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pickering and Howard-Jones (2007) reported educators' enthusiasm for NeuroEducation from a sample of teachers attending neuroscience professional development courses. Their results revealed teachers: (1) are enthusiastic about the role of neuroscience in education; (2) believe an understanding of the brain for educational program development is…

Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

2012-01-01

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Burnout hazard in teachers results of a clinical-psychological intervention study  

PubMed Central

Background The study investigates whether established in-patient therapy for teachers with burnout results in long-acting success and whether gender gaps and differences between teachers of different school levels exist. According to our knowledge, our study is the most extensive inpatient intervention study on the burnout of a defined occupational group, i.e., teachers. Methods 200 teachers participated, 150 took part in a later performed katamnestic survey. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used and work-related data were recorded. The days of incapacity for work and the percentage of teachers endangered by burnout decreased, which supports the long-term success of the treatment. Results Significant differences between males and females and between teacher levels were found. However, the differences between teacher levels only showed up before treatment. Because males only underwent treatment at a more severe stage, further efforts in persuading males to start therapy earlier are needed. Conclusions The proven and long-term success of the performed intervention could have greater effects if people, especially males, undergo treatment more frequently. Our results are based on selectively high proposition of teachers of advanced age. Thus it is possible that the long term effect of the intervention, particularly on retirement age, is greater when the intervention is started earlier. Regular burnout tests could help to identify risk cases among teachers at an early stage and to offer a therapeutic intervention.

2011-01-01

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Community College Survey of Student Engagement: 2012 Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each year, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) presents the results of its annual survey. These survey results help community colleges assess their educational practices so they can improve student outcomes in one of the most challenging and least understood sectors of American higher education. The five benchmarks of effective educational practice in community colleges are active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student-faculty interaction, and support for learners. Click on each benchmark to find key findings for that benchmark. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

2009-12-18

63

Understanding Teachers' Perspectives on Student Mental Health: Findings from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 2012 research report, based on a national online survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, gathers the responses of over 3,900 teachers who voluntarily took part in the survey. Teachers were asked to identify the potential barriers to the provision of mental…

Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard

2012-01-01

64

Teachers' Views on the Relationship between Technology and Aspirational Teaching: Findings from a CTF National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In May 2012 the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) conducted a national teacher survey on the theme of "Teachers’ Aspirations" as part of a joint research project with the Canadian Education Association (CEA). The research project involved extensive input from over 200 teachers who participated in CEA focus groups across the country and over…

Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard; McGahey, Bob

2013-01-01

65

Relating Use of Digital Technology by Pre-Service Teachers to Confidence: A Singapore Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers today are expected to be able to apply a wide range of digital technologies in the classroom. Initial teacher education programs should prepare teachers to apply them with confidence. Pre-service teachers in Singapore responded to a survey on use of technologies in their personal lives and in their teaching, and how confident they were in…

Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Lim, Kam Ming; Tay, Eng Guan; Lam-Chiang, Audrey Cheausim; Hui, Chenri

2012-01-01

66

Statistical Literacy and Sample Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sample surveys are widely used in the social sciences and business. The news media almost daily quote from them, yet they are widely misused. Using students with prior managerial experience embarking on an MBA course, we show that common sample survey results are misunderstood even by those managers who have previously done a statistics course. In…

McAlevey, Lynn; Sullivan, Charles

2010-01-01

67

Documentation for the 2008-09 Teacher Follow-up Survey. NCES 2011-304  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education and is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. TFS is a follow-up survey of selected elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is the…

Graham, Shawna; Parmer, Randall; Chambers, Lisa; Tourkin, Steven; Lyter, Deanna M.

2011-01-01

68

Unemployment Insurance Customer Satisfaction: National Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents information from a national survey of individuals who filed claims for unemployment compensation in 1996 and 1997. The study examines their satisfaction with the Unemployment Insurance system's services, procedures and staff. Results ...

J. W. Frees S. S. Marcus

1999-01-01

69

Security analysis software needs: Survey results  

SciTech Connect

A survey of approximately thirty (30) electric utilities in the United States determined the status of the use of Static Security Analysis programs in their Energy Control Centers. The objective of the survey was to identify strengths and weaknesses of existing applications software. This data could prove useful to the industry in selecting new areas of research and development as well as possible improvements in the current generation of security analysis programs. The survey included telephone interviews with twenty-eight (28) utilities, as well as visits to five (5) utilities. A set of twelve (12) questions, some of which had multiple parts, was prepared and used to obtain the responses. In addition, following completion of the initial survey, six (6) utilities generously agreed to provide detailed written descriptions of certain key aspects of their experiences in implementing Static Security Analysis applications. This report contains both the results of the survey and the six (6) papers prepared by the utilities. 11 tabs.

Virmani, S.; McNair, H.D. (EPIC Engineering, Inc., Los Altos, CA (USA))

1990-03-01

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National wildlife refuge visitor survey 2012--Individual refuge results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System), established in 1903 and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), is the leading network of protected lands and waters in the world dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats. There are 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts nationwide, encompassing more than 150 million acres. The Refuge System attracts nearly 45 million visitors annually, including 34.8 million people who observe and photograph wildlife, 9.6 million who hunt and fish, and nearly 675,000 teachers and students who use refuges as outdoor classrooms. Understanding visitor perceptions of refuges and characterizing their experiences on refuges are critical elements of managing these lands and meeting the goals of the Refuge System. The Service collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a national survey of visitors regarding their experiences on national wildlife refuges. The purpose of the survey was to better understand visitor experiences and trip characteristics, to gauge visitors’ levels of satisfaction with existing recreational opportunities, and to garner feedback to inform the design of programs and facilities. The survey results will inform performance, planning, budget, and communications goals. Results will also inform Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs), visitor services, and transportation planning processes. This Data Series consists of 25 separate data files. Each file describes the results of the survey for an individual refuge and contains the following information: • Introduction: An overview of the Refuge System and the goals of the national surveying effort. • Methods: The procedures for the national surveying effort, including selecting refuges, developing the survey instrument, contacting visitors, and guidance for interpreting the results.• Refuge Description: A brief description of the refuge location, acreage, purpose, recreational activities, and visitation statistics, including a map (where available) and refuge website link. • Sampling at This Refuge: The sampling periods, locations, and response rate for the refuge. • Selected Survey Results: Key findings for the refuge, including: o Visitor and trip characteristics o Visitor spending in the local communities o Visitors opinions about the refuge o Visitor opinions about National Wildlife Refuge System topics • Conclusion • References Cited • Survey Frequencies (Appendix A): The survey instrument with frequency results for the refuge. • Visitor Comments (Appendix B): The verbatim responses to the open-ended survey questions for the refuge.Individual-refuge results for the 53 participating refuges in the 2010-2011 national effort are available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/643/ as part of USGS Data Series 643. Combined results for the 53 participating refuges in the 2010-2011 national effort are available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/685/ as part of USGS Data Series 685.

Dietsch, Alia M.; Sexton, Natalie R.; Koontz, Lynne M.; Conk, Shannon J.

2013-01-01

71

The Teacher Evaluation Questionnaire and the Quantification of Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the importance of criteria in the evaluation of a teacher by his students and proposes a method of representing the results of the questionnaire in the form of one weighted average. The following points, emphasized in the construction of the questionnaire, are elaborated: a) the characteristics of a good teacher; b) the…

Melnyk, M.

72

Teacher and Teacher-Directed Student Use of Computers and Software. Teaching, Learning, and Computing: 1998 National Survey. Report #3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, the third in a series from the spring 1998 national survey, "Teaching, Learning, and Computing," focuses on how teachers have incorporated computers into their instructional practices. The study is comprised of completed questionnaire responses from teachers, principals, and school technology coordinators from 1,616 schools. Part 1…

Becker, Henry J.; Ravitz, Jason L.; Wong, YanTien

73

United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers(R): a survey of characteristics and practice patterns  

PubMed Central

Background Feldenkrais Method® teachers help students improve function and quality of life through verbally and manually guided lessons. The reasons people seek Feldenkrais® lessons are poorly understood. Similarly, little is known about practice characteristics and patterns. To address these knowledge gaps, we conducted an extensive survey of United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers®. Methods We invited all Feldenkrais Teachers to participate in this survey delivered in web-based or print formats. We obtained overall and question-specific response rates, descriptive statistics, chi-square tests of response bias, and performed qualitative thematic review of comments. Results Overall response rate was 30.5% (392/1287). Ninety percent of responders had college degrees in diverse fields; 12.5% had credentials outside health care, 36.9% held conventional health care licenses, and 23.1% had complementary and alternative medicine credentials. Mean age was 55.7 years; most teachers were women (83%). California (n?=?100) and New York (n?=?34) had the most teachers. Forty-five percent of teachers earned???20% of their gross income from their practices, while 26% earned?>?80%. Most saw?teachers; recognition of the challenges of operating small businesses and succinctly describing the Feldenkrais Method; the variety of practice approaches; and a deep commitment to the Feldenkrais Method. Conclusions Most Feldenkrais Teachers were well educated, often held additional credentials, were located in the West, were women, were older than 50 years, and had part-time practices. Most students were women, were adults, came from various referral sources, and paid directly for services. Teachers and students utilized the Feldenkrais Method in diverse settings and applications. These findings may foster practice development by Feldenkrais Teachers, improve communication between health care consumers and providers and assist decision-making, and stimulate more research concerning the Feldenkrais Method.

2014-01-01

74

A Survey of English-Education Curriculum Needs for Secondary School English Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of secondary school English teachers employed by three school districts in Utah was conducted by the teacher education committee of the English department of Weber State College (Ogden) to determine the areas of English instruction for which their teacher education courses had not adequately prepared them. On a scale from one to five, the…

Waterfall, Clarence

75

Professional Learning Activities in Context: A Statewide Survey of Middle School Mathematics Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a statewide survey of professional learning activities among 577 middle school mathematics teachers in Missouri, this study examined two questions: 1) What professional learning activities do middle school math teachers participate in and how much time do they spend in these activities?, and 2) How are teacher qualifications and…

Akiba, Motoko

2012-01-01

76

Preliminary Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results--1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides the results of a 1993 survey of 2,684 New Hampshire high school students in regard to risk taking, personal violence, suicide, tobacco use, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) education, sexual activity, nutrition, and exercise. It found that in the preceding 30 days, 10.8 percent of students…

Johnson, Joyce, Comp.

77

Internet uses in accounting education: survey results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors conducted a survey to determine how, where in the curriculum, and for what purposes accounting educators were using the Internet. The results indicate that pioneering accounting educators generally include Internet-based applications in their courses in order to familiarize students with the Internet, locate current materials to promote in-class discussion, and help with the completion of research projects. The

Richard E. Baker; Clinton E. White

1999-01-01

78

First results from a Intracluster Light Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the first results of a deep surface brightness survey of a sample of galaxy clusters designed to quantify the properties of the intracluster light as a function of cluster environment. Our goals are to determine how the amount of intracluster starlight varies with other cluster properties (Bautz-Morgan type, richness), and to search for the presence of arcs of

J. J. Feldmeier; C. Mihos; H. L. Morrison; S. Rodney; P. Harding

2000-01-01

79

Reclassification Survey Results. SPEC Kit 16.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This kit presents the results of a survey conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 1974 to investigate and document various experiences of academic and research libraries in reclassifying portions of collections or entire collections and the relationship between libraries' particular classification schemes on effective…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.

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Engaging in Diverse Classrooms: Using a Diversity Awareness Survey to Measure Preservice Teachers' Preparedness, Willingness, & Comfort  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many teacher education institutions share a concern about assessing their preservice teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to teaching diverse P-12 students. This case study describes the iterative and sometimes difficult process involved in the development of a diversity awareness survey at one institution. The survey discussed…

Fehr, Mary Cain; Agnello, Mary Frances

2012-01-01

81

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Collaborating for Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Collaborating for Student Success (2009)" was conducted by Harris Interactive and is twenty-sixth in a series sponsored by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This "MetLife Survey" examines the views of teachers, principals and students about respective roles and…

MetLife, Inc., 2010

2010-01-01

82

Final Report on the Mississippi Project CLEAR Voice Teacher Working Conditions Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the state of Mississippi conducted a web-based survey of all school-based licensed educators in which they were asked to share their perceptions of the state of teacher working conditions in Mississippi. This report of the Mississippi Teacher Working Conditions Survey, Project CLEAR Voice (Cultivate Learning Environments to Accelerate…

Berry, Barnett; Fuller, Ed

2008-01-01

83

Domestic Safeguards System Effectiveness Survey Results  

SciTech Connect

During the 2008 INMM Annual Meeting a web based survey tool was used to elicit the opinions of attendees regarding the relative importance (in the form of utility coefficients) for a variety of domestic safeguards measures. The coefficients from the survey were used in a safeguards effectiveness model. These values populated the model and provided an example of a utility methodology that determines effectiveness of a simple domestic safeguards system using Type I and Type II errors of the individual safeguards measures as input variables. This model and methodology provide a repeatable and quantifiable measure for any system but in this case for a simple safeguards system. The survey results are presented and discussed.

Coates, Cameron W [ORNL

2009-01-01

84

NASA JSC neural network survey results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A survey of Artificial Neural Systems in support of NASA's (Johnson Space Center) Automatic Perception for Mission Planning and Flight Control Research Program was conducted. Several of the world's leading researchers contributed papers containing their most recent results on artificial neural systems. These papers were broken into categories and descriptive accounts of the results make up a large part of this report. Also included is material on sources of information on artificial neural systems such as books, technical reports, software tools, etc.

Greenwood, Dan

1987-01-01

85

Status and results from the RAVE survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RAVE, the RAdial Velocity Experiment, is a large spectroscopic survey which collects spectroscopic data for stars in the southern hemisphere. RAVE uses the AAO Schmidt telescope with a wavelength coverage similar to Gaia but a lower resolution of R = 7,500. Since 2003, RAVE collected over 500 000 spectra providing an unprecedented dataset to study the structure and kinematics of the Milky Way and its stellar populations. In this review, we will summarize the main results obtained using the RAVE catalogues.

Siebert, A.

2012-12-01

86

First Scientific Results from the ALHAMBRA: Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Advanced, Large, Homogeneous Area, Medium-Band Redshift Astronomical (ALHAMBRA)-Survey is mapping eight different areas in the Northern sky, totalling 4 square degrees, aiming at obtaining a photometric redshift catalogue of over 600,000 galaxies with a median redshift zlimits^ - ? 0.7 . This sample will be used to measure cosmic evolution at large, including the processes of galaxy formation and differentiation, large-scale structure, and the history of star formation. The photometric redshift depth, completeness, and accuracy are better than in any previous similar effort, reaching ?z ? 0. 015(1 + z) for 90% of the objects with AB(I) < 24. We present in this conference the present status of the project, including the observations, data analysis, and the first preliminary scientific results obtained with a small fraction of the total survey.

Fernández-Soto, A.

87

Results of the first UNICOS security survey  

SciTech Connect

At the Santa Fe CUG, in September 1991, a brief survey was distributed to attendees in order to begin developing a database of sites interested and active in using UNICOS security protections and features. Forty-two individuals attended a Security BOF session; their responses comprised about three-quarters of the forty-six sites (representing 62 installed machines) who completed and returned the survey questionnaire. Although the sample is clearly biased -- most of those responding had already evidenced interest in security by attending the BOF -- the broad range of sites, industrial and academic as well as government and military, that were represented was surprising. Fully 50% of the 62 installed machines were actively running UNICOS Secure Mode. This talk will provide an overview of the results of the survey, which will be repeated at least annually by the new Security MIG. A tabulation of the sites that have some experience with running Secure Mode UNICOS will be made available to all sites, in keeping with the goal of disseminating such hard-won experience with UNICOS security.

Christoph, G.G.

1992-01-01

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Results of the first UNICOS security survey  

SciTech Connect

At the Santa Fe CUG, in September 1991, a brief survey was distributed to attendees in order to begin developing a database of sites interested and active in using UNICOS security protections and features. Forty-two individuals attended a Security BOF session; their responses comprised about three-quarters of the forty-six sites (representing 62 installed machines) who completed and returned the survey questionnaire. Although the sample is clearly biased -- most of those responding had already evidenced interest in security by attending the BOF -- the broad range of sites, industrial and academic as well as government and military, that were represented was surprising. Fully 50% of the 62 installed machines were actively running UNICOS Secure Mode. This talk will provide an overview of the results of the survey, which will be repeated at least annually by the new Security MIG. A tabulation of the sites that have some experience with running Secure Mode UNICOS will be made available to all sites, in keeping with the goal of disseminating such hard-won experience with UNICOS security.

Christoph, G.G.

1992-06-01

89

WisDOT Customer Satisfaction Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

WisDOT implemented a customer satisfaction survey study across multiple service areas. The goal of the study was to measure and evaluate customer satisfaction and priorities through a comprehensive survey, and to help the department align its business dec...

T. Fulton W. T. Mickelson

2004-01-01

90

A Needs Assessment Survey to Investigate Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge, Experiences and Perceptions about Preparation to Using Educational Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the results of a needs assessment survey that was conducted to find out pre-service teachers' background knowledge, experiences and perceptions about their preparation for technology integration at a university in the Middle East USA. A questionnaire with both closed and open-ended items was administered to a group of student…

Koc, Mustafa; Bakir, Nesrin

2010-01-01

91

Understanding Teachers’ Conceptions of Classroom Inquiry With a Teaching Scenario Survey Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey instrument using everyday teaching scenarios was developed to measure teacher conceptions of inquiry. Validity of\\u000a the instrument was established by comparing responses for a group of secondary teachers to narrative writing and group discussion.\\u000a Participating teachers used only three of the five essential features of inquiry detailed in the standards documents (NRC\\u000a 2000) when expressing their ideas of

Nam-Hwa Kang; Marykay Orgill; Kent J. Crippen

2008-01-01

92

Market survey results for alternate sensor communications  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the results of a system analysis and market survey of commercially available alarm communication systems for potential use as an alternate sensor communication system. Only those systems that report alarm/sensor information to a central control panel were considered. The communication systems surveyed include wireless radio frequency (RF) systems, spread spectrum systems, fiber optic systems, twisted pair/copper wire, cellular systems, and other types of communication equipment. All systems are commercially available, and most information was obtained by telephone conversations with the manufacturer, personal interviews at security conferences, and countless reviews of the manufacturers` data sheets. Many systems were identified, but only those that met a minimum set of system requirements were included. Other systems that appeared to be applicable usually did not provide adequate data encryption or could not interface directly to the system. While such features could be incorporated using additional hardware, doing so would make the system more expensive and conflict with the idea of purchasing a single unit that meets the minimum set of requirements. Several systems greatly exceed the scope of this project and utilizing such systems would mean investing in more capacity than is really needed.

Rivas, R.R.; White, K.R.; Turnage, L.C.

1996-02-01

93

A World of Ideas: International Survey Gives a Voice to Teachers Everywhere  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kristen Weatherby is a senior policy analyst at OECD in the education directorate. She runs the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) and is author or co-author of publications and blog posts on TALIS and teachers. She started her career as a classroom teacher in the United States before working in education in the private sector in…

Crow, Tracy

2013-01-01

94

Classroom Assessment Practices: A Survey of Botswana Primary and Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Classroom Assessment Practices and Skills (CAPS) questionnaire was administered to a sample of 691 primary and secondary school teachers in Botswana, Southern Africa to survey their thoughts about classroom assessment and identify classroom assessment practices teachers perceive to be skilled and those that they used most. The study examined…

Koloi-Keaikitse, Setlhomo

2012-01-01

95

UNDERGRADUATE MFL TEACHER-TRAINING IN LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES--A SURVEY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER-TRAINING IN LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES WITH HIGH MODERN LANGUAGE ENROLLMENTS AND GOOD GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION WAS SURVEYED WITH REGARD TO COURSE REQUIREMENTS, PRACTICE TEACHING, AND FUTURE TEACHER-TRAINING PLANS. RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM THE CHAIRMEN OF 335 FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENTS IN 244 COLLEGES. SEVENTY PERCENT OF THE…

PAQUETTE, F. ANDRE

96

UNDERGRADUATE MFL TEACHER-TRAINING PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION--A SURVEY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INFORMATION IS PRESENTED BASED ON RESPONSES OF 203 DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN TO A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDYING THE TRAINING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL. SUBJECTS SURVEYED WERE COURSE REQUIREMENTS, PROFICIENCY TESTS, METHODS COURSES, PRACTICE TEACHING, NUMBER OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE GRADUATES, AND PLANS FOR CHANGES IN THE TEACHER

PAQUETTE, F. ANDRE

97

Perspectives on Young Boys' Reading: A Survey and Conversations with Early Childhood Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this multi-method study was to describe early childhood teachers' beliefs regarding what motivates and what presents barriers to reading for boys. This study used the two data collection strategies of an online survey and interviews. The research questions guiding this study were: (1) what do early childhood teachers believe boys…

Moyers, Stephanie

2010-01-01

98

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership" (2012) was conducted by Harris Interactive and is the twenty-ninth in a series sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This report examines the views of teachers and principals on the responsibilities and challenges…

MetLife, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

99

Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project TPACK Survey: Summary of the Key Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a summary of the key findings of the TTF TPACK Survey developed and administered for the Teaching the Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project implemented in 2011. The TTF Project, funded by an Australian Government ICT Innovation Fund grant, involved all 39 Australian Higher Education Institutions which provide initial teacher

Finger, Glenn; Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Cavanagh, Rob; Albion, Peter; Grimbeek, Peter; Bond, Trevor; Fitzgerald, Robert; Romeo, Geoff; Lloyd, Margaret

2013-01-01

100

Pronunciation Issues and EIL Pedagogy in the Periphery: A Survey of Greek State School Teachers' Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a survey of Greek EFL teachers' (N = 421) attitudes regarding their pronunciation beliefs and practices. It touches on two sets of questions. First, it refers to teachers' viewpoints regarding pronunciation-specific issues and the possible links between pronunciation teaching, English as an international language (EIL), and…

Sifakis, Nicos C.; Sougari, Areti-Maria

2005-01-01

101

Teachers of Secondary Vocational and Nonvocational Classes in Public Schools. Survey Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1984, Congress reauthorized its mandate for the National Center for Education Statistics to collect data on vocational education students, programs, and teachers. This report is based on the Public School Survey, 1985 (PSS-85), in which teachers were asked to provide information about themselves and to specify the subject-matter classes they…

Ancarrow, Janice S.

102

Classroom Practices in Mathematical Problem Solving Instruction: Arizona Elementary and Unified School Districts. Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arizona Essential Skills states that development of problem-solving ability is the top priority of mathematics education. This study presents results of a survey of 744 K-8 teachers--631 females and 113 males--designed to investigate the current nature of mathematical problem-solving instruction in Arizona K-8 classrooms and the extent to…

Zambo, Ron

103

42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488.312...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care...

2013-10-01

104

Teaching the Teachers: Different Settings, Different Results. Policy Information Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The links between the characteristics of teacher education institutions, their programs, and teacher effectiveness as measured by scores on teacher licensure examinations were studied for the Southeast United States. Four sources of data were used: (1) data on 39,140 prospective teachers who took the Praxis II examinations for teacher licensure;…

Wenglinsky, Harold

105

Music Teachers at Risk for Attrition and Migration: An Analysis of the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of teacher characteristics, school conditions, teacher efficacy, external support, and remuneration on music educators' risk for attrition and migration. Data from the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey--a comprehensive, nationally representative survey of teachers, principals, and schools conducted by the…

Hancock, Carl B.

2008-01-01

106

Teacher Followup Survey, 1994-95: Data File User's Manual Restricted-Use Codebook. Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teacher Followup Survey (TFS) is a 1-year followup of a sample of teachers who were originally selected for the Teacher Questionnaire of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) of the National Center for Education Statistics. There have been three data cycles for the SASS and three TFS versions. This data file user's manual enables the user to…

Whitener, Summer D.; Gruber, Kerry J.; Rohr, Carol L.; Fondelier, Sharon E.

107

Telling Your Story Pilot Workshop Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Twenty Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution community members were surveyed on a pilot workshop entitled, Telling Your Story, or How to Survive a Classroom Visit. Participants were asked to complete pre- and post-workshop surveys concerning the content and presentation of the program. The report includes a series of recommendations on how to improve the workshop. The surveys are included at the end of the report.

108

Middle School Risk Behavior 1995 Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Middle School Questionnaire, produced by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was administered for the first time in North Carolina in 1995. The survey monitored high-priority health-risk behaviors, including: (1) weapons and violence; (2) suicide-related behaviors; (3) vehicle safety; (4)…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.

109

Security analysis software needs: Survey results  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of approximately thirty (30) electric utilities in the United States determined the status of the use of Static Security Analysis programs in their Energy Control Centers. The objective of the survey was to identify strengths and weaknesses of existing applications software. This data could prove useful to the industry in selecting new areas of research and development as

S. Virmani; H. D. McNair

1990-01-01

110

PBS TeacherLine National Survey of Teacher Professional Development, 2005-2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PBS TeacherLine, an initiative funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Teach program, is designed to provide high-quality online professional development for K-12 teachers. Through the first five-year grant cycle, ending in 2005, PBS TeacherLine produced approximately 100 online facilitated courses in reading, mathematics,…

Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2007

2007-01-01

111

Teachers' Characteristics and Science Teachers' Classroom Behaviour: Evidence from Science Classroom Surveys  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to find out if there is any influence of teachers' characteristics on science teacher's classroom behaviours and determine the kind of relationship between teachers' characteristics and classroom behaviours. To guide this study, five research questions and hypotheses were raised, stated, answered, and tested at…

Ajaja, Patrick O.; Eravwoke, Urhievwejire Ochuko

2013-01-01

112

The Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey: A Preliminary Report on a Measure of Teacher Stress and Job Satisfaction and the Implications for School Counselors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The measurement of job-related stress and job satisfaction in teaching is important for both the present and future well-being of teachers. This study investigated the psychometric characteristics of the Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey (QTWL) and examined which factors can be addressed by the school counselor in working to improve teacher

Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

113

International Comparisons of Teachers' Salaries: An Exploratory Study. Survey Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper, the final product of a study, "International Comparison of Teachers' Salaries," on an exploratory effort to compare salaries of elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States with those in other economically advanced countries. Data was obtained from Canada, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Japan,…

Barro, Steven M.; Suter, Larry

114

Special Services Project Survey Form on Teachers' Characteristics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instrument that allows students to rate characteristics they use in selecting teachers is presented, along with a brief literature review on college students' perceptions of faculty. The inventory is designed to provide college administrators feedback on what students perceive to be positive teacher characteristics. For the first part of the…

Gill, Wanda E.; Brooks, Cornelia

115

Teachers in Television and Other Media; A Survey of Policies and Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 156 institutions using television and other educational media was conducted to determine the extent and nature of contracts or specific policies defining the rights and responsibilities of teachers using educational media. The survey aimed at both discovering present trends in policies and practices and forming a compendium of…

Mikes, Donald F.

116

Factors for Teacher Response Rate in a Nationwide Middle Grades Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined factors related to survey response rate, particularly for teachers who participated in a nationwide survey. Using a newly developed statistical technique, the classification tree algorithm (CART), this study classified the lowest response rate and highest response rate groups based on their school demographic characteristics.…

Shim, Minsuk; Felner, Robert; Shim, Eunjae; Brand, Stephen; Gu, Kenneth

117

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers" was conducted by Harris Interactive and is the twenty-seventh in a series sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This MetLife Survey examines the priority that all students graduate from high school prepared…

MetLife, Inc., 2011

2011-01-01

118

A Survey of High School Social Studies Teachers' Attitudes Toward Museum Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research surveyed high school teachers' attitudes towards museums as educational institutions and toward museum educators as fellow professionals. The survey attempts to find out why, of all age levels, the high school age is least represented in the general public which comes to the museum. Previous research on this topic has focused on the…

Alexander, Mary Sheron

119

Geodetic radio interferometric surveying - Applications and results  

Microsoft Academic Search

A National Geodetic Survey (NGS) review of candidate technologies in 1977 came to the conclusion that very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) using the MARK III system was suited for developing a modern polar motion and UT1 monitoring service. Project POLARIS (Polar-Motion Analysis by Radio Interferometric Surveying) was implemented jointly by the NGS, NASA, and the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). Three

W. E. Carter; D. S. Robertson; J. R. Mackay

1985-01-01

120

Teacher Shortages: A Policy Brief Exploring Important Issues Raised by the "2006 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Expectations and Experiences." Policy Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report explores issues raised by the "2006 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Expectations and Experiences." focusing on the belief of the majority of education leaders and principals responding to the survey that a shortage of qualified teachers will be a serious problem in the near future. The brief explores what research says about…

Committee for Economic Development, 2007

2007-01-01

121

The Chandra COSMOS Legacy Survey: first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The COSMOS field is the only large (2 sq. deg.) field for which complete, deep, panchromatic data exist and which all large telescopes can observe due to its equatorial location. In 2013, the COSMOS survey was greatly extended, thanks to the Chandra COSMOS Legacy Survey, the second largest extragalactic Chandra project ever approved. This survey is aimed at studying the formation of the structures in the high redshift Universe and understanding the role active super massive black holes played in their evolution. With 56 overlapping ACIS-I pointings of 50-ksec depth each, the Chandra COSMOS-Legacy survey uniformly covers the 1.7 sq. deg. COSMOS/HST field to ~160 ksec depth, with a total of 2.8 Ms exposure time. This triples the area of the earlier deep C-COSMOS survey (limiting flux ~3e-16 ergs/cm2/s in the 0.5-2 keV band), and together these two projects cover a total area of 2.2 sq. deg., yielding a sample of ~4200 X-ray sources. We present the survey properties, the procedure adopted to obtain our final catalog and the first scientific highlights, focusing on the high redshift (z>3) sample.

Marchesi, Stefano; Civano, Francesca M.; Elvis, Martin; Urry, C. Megan; Comastri, Andrea

2014-08-01

122

The Coaching of Teachers: Results of Five Training Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conducted 5 studies evaluating the effects of a teacher coaching program for use in Dutch primary or secondary schools. Studies involved 18 counselors, 30 principals, 15 beginning teacher mentors, 20 pre-service teacher mentors, and 10 secondary school teachers. A significant treatment effect was found for the coaching skills concerned with the…

Veenman, Simon; Denessen, Eddie

2001-01-01

123

What Makes Physiology Hard for Students to Learn? Results of a Faculty Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers of physiology at all postsecondary levels were asked to participate in a survey about the possible sources of students' difficulty in learning physiology. Sixty-three physiology teachers responded to the 18-question survey; 35 of the respondents also responded to a request for written comments about this issue prior to taking the survey.…

Michael, Joel

2007-01-01

124

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 2002: Student Life--School, Home & Community. A Survey of Teachers and Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers examined a national sample of 7th-12th grade teachers and students regarding their perceptions of students' daily life at school, home, and the community. Topics included attitudes regarding school, time spent on homework, health habits, and communication among students, teachers, and parents. Results noted relationships among…

Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.

125

Palestinian science teachers' epistemological beliefs: A preliminary survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to determine what percentage of Palestinian science teachers held beliefs about knowledge and\\u000a learning that are congruent with the recent constructivist\\/conceptual change epistemological basis of science education, what\\u000a factors influence these beliefs, and if the beliefs about knowledge and learning were related. Two questionnaires were developed\\u000a to probe teachers' beliefs in these two areas,

Maher Z. Hashweh

1996-01-01

126

Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results, 1991, 1993 & 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes results from the 1995 Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey of Utah's high school students and compares results to selected 1991 and 1993 results. The 76-item survey was identical to the national survey, though it omitted questions about sexual behavior. It examined unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco, alcohol, and…

Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.

127

Asteroid results from the IRAS survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The IRAS Asteroid and Comet Survey yielded a data base of infrared flux densities for 1811 individual asteroids. Albedos and diameters for these have been derived via a standard thermal model. IRAS sampled a large number of small asteroids and detected many dark asteroids in the outer belt. High-albedo asteroids remain rare. Observations of the brighter asteroids at multiple wavelengths show the expected range of color temperatures through the main belt.

Veeder, Glenn J.; Tedesco, Edward F.; Matson, Dennis L.

1989-01-01

128

Performance-Based Teacher Certification: A Survey of The States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains information on performance-based or competency-based teacher certification in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The existing and/or planned requirements in each of the states for performance-based certification are listed. It is noted that a certification system is considered performance-based when it…

Roth, Robert A.

129

Information Services Faculty/Staff Survey Results. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the fall term of 2001, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) (Virginia) distributed a survey to faculty and staff regarding the information technology facilities and services at the college. A total of 62 surveys were returned, for a response rate of 18.6%. This report details the survey results. Highlights include: (1) overall,…

Shields, Jennifer A.; Self, Charlotte C.

130

Technical Instructor Survey Results: A Training Development Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey conducted within the commercial nuclear power industry to determine the tasks that a typical training instructor performs. Instructor training programs are examined, results of the survey are analyzed, and further uses of the survey data are suggested. (LRW)

Suter, Tana B.; And Others

1988-01-01

131

Workshop Results: Teaching Geoscience to K-12 Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop for high school and middle school Earth and Space Science (ESS) teachers was held this summer (2012) as part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and El Paso Community College (EPCC) Departments of Geological Sciences. This collaborative effort aims to build local Earth science literacy and educational support for the geosciences. Sixteen teachers from three school districts from El Paso and southern New Mexico area participated in the workshop, consisting of middle school, high school, early college high school, and dual credit faculty. The majority of the teachers had little to no experience teaching geoscience, thus this workshop provided an introduction to basic geologic concepts to teachers with broad backgrounds, which will result in the introduction of geoscience to many new students each year. The workshop's goal was to provide hands-on activities illustrating basic geologic and scientific concepts currently used in introductory geology labs/lectures at both EPCC and UTEP to help engage pre-college students. Activities chosen for the workshop were an introduction to Google Earth for use in the classroom, relative age dating and stratigraphy using volcanoes, plate tectonics utilizing the jigsaw pedagogy, and the scientific method as a think-pair-share activity. All activities where designed to be low cost and materials were provided for instructors to take back to their institutions. A list of online resources for teaching materials was also distributed. Before each activity, a short pre-test was given to the participants to gauge their level of knowledge on the subjects. At the end of the workshop, participants were given a post-test, which tested the knowledge gain made by participating in the workshop. In all cases, more correct answers were chosen in the post-test than the individual activity pre-tests, indicating that knowledge of the subjects was gained. The participants enjoyed participating in these activities and intend to use them in their classes in the future. Copies of the materials used in this workshop are available upon request.

Nahm, A.; Villalobos, J. I.; White, J.; Smith-Konter, B. R.

2012-12-01

132

Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Information and Communication Technologies into Literacy Instruction: A National Survey in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explores literacy teachers' perceptions of integrating information communication technologies (ICTs) into literacy instruction. To this end, a national survey of 1,441 literacy teachers in the United States was conducted. The survey provided data concerning the types and levels of reported availability and use of ICTs, beliefs about…

Hutchison, Amy; Reinking, David

2011-01-01

133

Community and Conformity: A National Survey Contrasting Rural, Suburban, and Urban Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used data from a national survey of homosexual and bisexual public school teachers to explore differences among participants in rural, suburban, and urban schools. A survey was sent to 1,350 participants through national, state, and urban based gay teacher organizations. Of those sampled, 904 responded. Findings included the following:…

Juul, Thomas P.

134

Results of drug use survey in Bangladesh.  

PubMed

In November 1992 in Bangladesh, the community medicine and pharmacology departments of medical colleges in Chittagong, Khulna, Mymensingh, and Rajshahi conducted a survey of 40 thana health complexes (THCs) and 40 union subcenters (USCs) nationwide to examine patterns of drug use at the primary health care level. They focused on those drugs used to treat watery diarrhea, dysentery with blood, helminthiasis, pneumonia, acute respiratory tract infections, and scabies. Physicians provided medical care and prescriptions at THCs while medical assistants did at USCs. The average consultation time was only 54 seconds (60 seconds for THCs vs. 48 seconds for USCs). Adequate examinations were conducted only on 37% of patients (41% vs. 32%). Adequate treatment as defined by standard treatment guidelines was accorded to only 41% of patients (43% vs. 39%). The average number of drugs prescribed was acceptable (1.44). 25% of patients received antibiotics (25% at THCs and 24% at USCs). Use rates of metronidazole were 25% for THCs and 18% for USCs. 17% of tracer diagnoses received metronidazole, even though none of them needed it for treatment. 85% and 78% of drugs prescribed were from the essential drugs list and prescribed by generic name, respectively, indicating adequate implementation of the National Drug Policy. Only 54% of the 12 essential drugs were available (63% vs. 46%). This low availability affected prescribing patterns. Financial constraints limited the drug supply. It took only 23 seconds to dispense the drugs. The short dispensing and consultation times may have accounted for the low level (55%) of patients knowing how and when to take the drugs. 81% of drugs prescribed were dispensed according to the prescription. These findings will be used to target and evaluate future interventions by the Improvement of Drug Management Project. PMID:12319052

1993-01-01

135

Marine-Related Education in Maine: A Survey of K-12 Public School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on a survey that was conducted to determine the extent to which a random sample (N=2,112) of Maine public school teachers (K-12) included marine-related topics or activities in their teaching, as well as how informed they were about existing marine education curricula. A total of 588 questionnaires were returned. Findings…

Brody, Michael; And Others

136

Meanings of division and their implication for science teaching ?? a survey amongst elementary school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was conducted among elementary school teachers in Israel and in Belgium on the different meanings of division. We differentiate between four classes: A partitive division, B ratio, C quotative division and D the amount of a quantity associated with one unit of another quantity. A questionnaire with 16 solved division word problems was administered to 96 elementary school

Rina Hadass; Judith Bransky

1991-01-01

137

A Survey of Instructors of Art Methods Classes for Preservice Elementary Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a survey of 122 elementary art education methods instructors in the United States and Canada. Finds that methods courses focus on one of three general areas: (1) those that focus on art itself; (2) those that focus on pedagogical issues; or (3) those that focus on the non-art major preservice teacher. (CFR)

Jeffers, Carol S.

1993-01-01

138

Turkish Adaptation of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Survey for Elementary Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to adapt the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Survey developed by Schmidt and colleagues into Turkish and investigate its factor structure through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The participants were 352 elementary pre-service teachers from three large universities in northwestern…

Kaya, Sibel; Dag, Funda

2013-01-01

139

What Makes Professional Development Effective? Results from a National Sample of Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used a national probability sample of 1,027 mathematics and science teachers to provide a large-scale empirical comparison of effects of different characteristics of professional development on teachers' learning. Results identify three core features of professional development that have significant positive effects on teachers' self-reported…

Garet, Michael S.; Porter, Andrew C.; Desimone, Laura; Birman, Beatrice F.; Yoon, Kwang Suk

2001-01-01

140

A National Survey of School Based Teacher Educator Credentialing Process. School Based Teacher Educators, Number 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine the extensiveness and form of credentialing for those persons engaged in staff development. Questionnaires were mailed to the Director of Teacher Education and Certification at the State Department of Education in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia (Texas was not included). All of the…

Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others

141

A survey of relay test practices: 1991 Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a survey of North American Relay Engineers concerning their practices for testing protective and other relays and their personnel requirements are presented. In 1971, the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee reported the results of A Survey of Relay Test Practices'' which reflected the responses of 125 electric utilities with a total of 1,157 generating stations, 5,096 transmission

J. L. McElray; B. K. Warwick; E. A. Baumgartner

1994-01-01

142

Medical Radioisotope Data Survey: 2002 Preliminary Results  

SciTech Connect

A limited, but accurate amount of detailed information about the radioactive isotopes used in the U.S. for medical procedures was collected from a local hospital and from a recent report on the U.S. Radiopharmaceutical Markets. These data included the total number of procedures, the specific types of procedures, the specific radioisotopes used in these procedures, and the dosage administered per procedure. The information from these sources was compiled, assessed, pruned, and then merged into a single, comprehensive and consistent set of results presented in this report. (PIET-43471-TM-197)

Siciliano, Edward R.

2004-06-23

143

A Survey of Warren County Teachers concerning the Instructional Use of Microcomputers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to determine if relationships existed between teachers' knowledge about, attitude toward, and willingness to use microcomputers for instruction; and to determine if differences existed in teachers' willingness to use microcomputers based on teaching experience and grade level and subjects taught. Results of the…

Lillard, Diana L.

144

The magnetic survey mission CHAMP: Early results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On July 15, 2000 the geoscientific satellite CHAMP was launched from the Russian launch site Plesetsk into a near-polar (87.3\\deg) orbit. The mission is devoted to global investigations of the gravity, magnetic and electric fields and to atmospheric profiling. Cruising at a low, circular orbit - 460 km at the beginning, decaying to 300 km after a 5 years mission period - CHAMP promises to return a unique data set. The orbital plane moves with respect to local time at rate of about 1h per 11days, thus covering all LTs within 4.5 months. In this talk I will focus on the magnetic field investigation. The satellite is equipped with a scalar Overhauser magnetometer at the tip of a 4m boom. Half way down the boom there are two (redundant) fluxgate magnetometers mounted together with a dual-head star camera on an optical bench. This magnetometry package provides the capability of maintaining absolutely calibrated vector field measurements throughout the mission. During an extended commissioning and calibration phase of 8 months the various instruments on board have been tuned to the environmental conditions and intrinsic factors and biases are determined. The evaluation of preliminary data sets confirms that all instruments meet their specification. Initial results will be presented which allow to show the performance of the measurements. When comparing repeat tracks it is encouraging to see how well features like crustal anomalies match each other. The precision of vector field data is particularly high on the night side. Here we can make use of the simultaneous readings of the two star trackers. By combining the individual measurements we obtain a precise attitude. The quality of the vector data will be demonstrated in comparison with main field models.

Lühr, H.

2001-05-01

145

Some Results from the Oxford-Dartmouth Thirty Degree Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Oxford-Dartmouth Thirty Degree Survey (ODTS) is a deep-wide multicolor imaging survey, designed to probe structure and study objects with redshifts z > 1. When completed, the ODTS will cover over 30 square degrees in U BV RI'ZK. Here we describe some of the results on extremely red objects (EROs) and blue dropout galaxies.

Wegner, G.; Hammell, M.; Dalton, G. B.; Allen, P. D.; Olding, E. J.; Moustakas, L.

2003-05-01

146

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results, 1995. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An 84-item multiple choice Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to 2,092 students in 62 public high schools in New Hampshire during the spring of 1995. The survey covered behaviors in six categories: (1) behaviors that result in unintentional or intentional injuries; (2) tobacco use; (3) alcohol and other drug use; (4) sexual behaviors that…

New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.

147

First Results from the ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the first results from the ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey (IIFGS), a program designed to obtain ISO observations of the most distant and luminous galaxies in the IRAS Faint Source Survey by filling short gaps in the ISO observing schedule with pairs of 12 mu m ISOCAM and 90 mu m ISOPHOT observations. As of 1997 October, over 500

Deborah A. Levine; Carol J. Lonsdale; Robert L. Hurt; Harding E. Smith; George Helou; Charles Beichman; Catherine Cesarsky; David Elbaz; Ulrich Klaas; Rene Laureijs; Detrich Lemke; Steven Lord; Richard McMahon; Mehrdad Moshir; Gerry Neugebauer; B. T. Soifer; Dave van Buren; Ann Wehrle; Ray Wolstencroft

1998-01-01

148

International Nanny Association (INA) Survey: Results and Observations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports the findings of a survey of 145 members of the International Nanny Association (INA). Survey results showed that 82.8 percent of respondents attended college, while 21.4 percent received bachelor's or master's degrees. Many of the nannies had taken classes or training in child care. Most nannies found their job placement…

Olsen, Glenn W.; And Others

149

Integrated alarm annunciation and entry control systems -- Survey results  

SciTech Connect

This report provides the results and analyses of a detailed survey undertaken in Summer 1993 to address integrated intrusion detection alarm annunciation and entry control system issues. This survey was undertaken as a first attempt toward beginning to answer questions about integrated systems and commercial capabilities to meet or partially meet US Department of Energy (DOE) site needs.

Clever, J.J.; Arakaki, L.H.; Monaco, F.M.; Juarros, L.E.; Quintana, G.R.

1993-10-01

150

National wildlife refuge visitor survey results: 2010/2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a national survey of visitors regarding their experiences on national wildlife refuges. The survey was conducted to better understand visitor needs and experiences and to design programs and facilities that respond to those needs. The survey results will inform Service performance planning, budget, and communications goals. Results will also inform Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCPs), Visitor Services, and Transportation Planning processes. The survey was conducted on 53 refuges across the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System) to better understand visitor needs and experiences and to design programs and facilities that respond to those needs. A total of 14,832 visitors agreed to participate in the survey between July 2010 and November 2011. In all, 10,233 visitors completed the survey for a 71% response rate. This report provides a summary of visitor and trip characteristics; visitor opinions about refuges and their offerings; and visitor opinions about alternative transportation and climate change, two Refuge System topics of interest. The Refuge System, established in 1903 and managed by the Service, is the leading network of protected lands and waters in the world dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats. There are 556 National Wildlife Refuges and 38 wetland management districts nationwide, encompassing more than 150 million acres. The Refuge System attracts more than 45 million visitors annually, including 25 million people per year to observe and photograph wildlife, over 9 million to hunt and fish, and more than 10 million to participate in educational and interpretation programs. Understanding visitors and characterizing their experiences on national wildlife refuges are critical elements of managing these lands and meeting the goals of the Refuge System. These combined results are based on surveying at 53 participating refuges during 2010/2011 and contain the following information: * Synopsis: Brief summary of the survey results. * Introduction: An overview of the Refuge System and the goals of the national surveying effort. * Methods: The procedures for the national surveying effort, including selecting refuges, developing the survey instrument, contacting visitors, and guidance for interpreting the results. * Survey Results: Key findings from the survey, including: - Visitor and trip characteristics - Visitors opinions about refuges - Visitor opinions about alternative transportation - Visitor opinions about climate change * Conclusion * References Individual results for each of the 53 participating refuges are available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/643/ as part of USGS Data Series 643.

Sexton, Natalie R.; Dietsch, Alia M.; Don Carolos, Andrew W.; Miller, Holly M.; Koontz, Lynne M.; Solomon, Adam N.

2012-01-01

151

Generic results of the space physics community survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report summarizes the results of a survey of the members of the space physics research community conducted in 1990-1991 to ascertain demographic information on the respondents and information on their views on a number of facets of their space physics research. The survey was conducted by questionnaire and the information received was compiled in a database and analyzed statistically. The statistical results are presented for the respondent population as a whole and by four different respondent cross sections: individual disciplines of space physics, type of employers, age groups, and research techniques employed. Data from a brief corresponding survey of the graduate students of respondents are also included.

Sharma, Rikhi R.; Cohen, Nathaniel B.

1993-01-01

152

Survey of Power Saw Accidents Resulting in Injuries, 1978.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents results from a survey of power saw accidents in selected States, 1978. The report includes descriptions of the accidents and characteristics of the injured such as occupation, age, and sex.

H. Schaffer

1983-01-01

153

Foreign Languages Desired but Unrequired: Results of an Idaho Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gives the results of a survey questionnaire on the foreign language needs of four multinational corporations in Boise, ID. Discusses areas in which business and universities should work together for mutual benefit. The questionnaire is appended. (EKN)

Schoonover, Penny

1982-01-01

154

A Survey Study to Find out the Relationship between Leadership Styles and Demographic Characteristics of Elementary and Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports a study aiming to investigate the leadership styles of elementary and secondary school teachers' in Public Sector schools in Lahore, Pakistan. The study also explored if there was any correlation between demographic characteristics of teachers and their leadership styles. A survey was conducted using Task-oriented and…

Tatlah, Ijaz Ahmed; Quraishi, Uzma; Hussain, Ishtiaq

2010-01-01

155

A Survey of Attitudes towards Critical Thinking among Hong Kong Secondary School Teachers: Implications for Policy Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The term "critical thinking" (CT) is frequently found in educational policy documents in sections outlining curriculum goals. Despite this frequency, however, precise understandings among teachers of what CT really means are lacking. In this study, 72 high school teachers in Hong Kong were surveyed and interviewed on their beliefs about the…

Stapleton, Paul

2011-01-01

156

Student Teachers' Prior Experiences of History, Geography and Science: Initial Findings of an All-Ireland Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research into student teachers' perceptions, attitudes and prior experiences of learning suggests that these experiences can exert an influence on practice which can be relatively undisturbed by their initial teacher education. This article is based on the initial findings of an all-Ireland survey of all first-year students on B.Ed. courses in…

Waldron, Fionnuala; Pike, Susan; Varley, Janet; Murphy, Colette; Greenwood, Richard

2007-01-01

157

Delaware Student Testing Program: A Score Results Guide for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide contains materials to help teachers understand and use the reports from the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP). In spring 1998, the Department of Education, in conjunction with Harcourt Educational Measurement, began its annual administration of the DSTP reading, writing, and mathematics tests for students in grades 3, 5, 8, and 10…

Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover. Assessment and Accountability Branch.

158

A Survey into Mainstream Teachers' Attitudes Towards the Inclusion of Children with Special Educational Needs in the Ordinary School in one Local Education Authority  

Microsoft Academic Search

Attitudes of mainstream teachers towards the inclusion of children with special needs in the ordinary school were surveyed soon after the release of the Green Paper. The survey was carried out in one Local Education Authority in the south-west of England and the sample comprised of 81 primary and secondary teachers. The analysis revealed that teachers who have been implementing

Elias Avramidis; Phil Bayliss; Robert Burden

2000-01-01

159

The Results of an Era of Teacher Professional Development at McDonald Observatory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the past decade, McDonald Observatory has been developing and refining its Teacher Professional Development Workshops, many of which have been supported by NASA. Metrics include attendance, perceived knowledge gain, and readiness to apply what was learned in the classroom. Evaluations show impact through the classroom application at five to six months after the workshops and through consistently high positive workshop results. This paper will show that a) our Teacher Professional Development Workshops are consistently well attended, b) the workshops improve teachers' confidence and their understanding of concepts, c) teachers enjoy unique interactions with astronomers and engineers, d) teachers appreciate hands-on and inquiry-based activities that are modeled and tied to state and national standards, and e) many teachers experience using the activities in their classrooms with good results.

Finkelstein, K. D.; Hemenway, M. K.; Preston, S.; Wetzel, M.; Meyer, J.; Rood, M.

2014-07-01

160

Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey: Initial Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spectral characterization of small asteroids is important for understanding the evolution of their compositional and mineralogical properties. We report the results of a CCD spectroscopic survey of small main-belt asteroids which we call the Small Main-belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey (SMASS). Spectra of 316 asteroids were obtained, with wavelength coverage ranging from 4000 to 10000 Å (0.4 to 1 ?m).

Shui Xu; Richard P. Binzel; Thomas H. Burbine; Schelte J. Bus

1995-01-01

161

The Role of Teachers' Orientation to Learning in Professional Development and Change: A National Study of Teachers in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper uses results from a national survey of teachers in England to test a hypothesised model of teacher orientation to learning (consisting of beliefs, practice and experiences about learning) and its relationship to teacher learning change. Results from a structural equation modeling process of 1126 teacher survey responses show that…

Opfer, V. Darleen; Pedder, David G.; Lavicza, Zsolt

2011-01-01

162

What Makes Professional Development Effective? Results From a National Sample of Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study uses a national probability sample of 1,027 mathematics and science teachers to provide the first large-scale empirical comparison of effects of different characteristics of professional development on teachers’ learning. Results, based on ordinary least squares regression, indicate three core features of professional development activities that have significant, positive effects on teachers’ self-reported increases in knowledge and skills and

Michael S. Garet; Andrew C. Porter; Laura Desimone; Beatrice F Birman; Kwang Suk Yoon

2001-01-01

163

Third Year Cosmology Results from the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the latest results from the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS), the best measurement to date characterizing the Dark Energy responsible for the cosmic acceleration. This analysis uses 300 Type Ia supernovae ( 250 SNLS SNe Ia, 50 external) from our soon to be published 3rd year results. Combining the data with WMAP5, results from baryon acoustic oscillations, and assuming

Dale Andrew Howell

2009-01-01

164

Results from the Arecibo Galactic HI Survey (GALFA-HI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The consortium for Galactic studies with the Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA) is conducting a neutral hydrogen survey of the whole Arecibo sky (declination range from -1 to 38 deg), over a velocity range of -700 to +700 km/s, with high angular (3.5 arcmin) and velocity resolution (0.2 km/s). We present highlights from TOGS (Turn On GALFA Survey), the largest portion of GALFA-HI, which is covering thousands of square degrees in commensal drift scan observations with the ALFALFA and AGES extragalactic ALFA surveys. The unprecedented resolution and sensitivity of our survey resulted in the detection of numerous isolated, ultra-compact HI clouds at low Galactic velocities, which are distinctly separated from the HI disk emission. We will discuss properties of this population, and their role in the interplay between the Galactic disk and halo.

Begum, Ayesha; Ballering, N.; Stanimirovic, S.; Douglas, K.; Gibson, S. J.; Grcevich, J.; Heiles, C.; Korpela, E.; Lee, M.; Peek, J. E. G.; Putman, M. E.

2009-12-01

165

Teacher Preparation Survey to Determine Industrial Arts Emphasis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principal objective of this research was to obtain information to make a comparison of the rank order placement of statements of purpose for industrial arts, as determined by the department chairpersons of the colleges/universities throughout the United States whose graduates are certified to teach industrial arts, with the results of the…

Kozak, Michael R.; Trapp, Roy G.

1983-01-01

166

An educational campaign toward epilepsy among Italian primary school teachers: 1. Survey on knowledge and attitudes.  

PubMed

A questionnaire survey was undertaken to assess the impact of a nationwide educational campaign about epilepsy on the knowledge and attitudes toward the disease among Italian primary school teachers. Five hundred and eighty-two teachers participated. All interviewees were aware of the existence of epilepsy, and most of them had direct experience with the disease. Answers about frequency, causes, outcome, and response to treatments were variable and not correlated with age, residency, and years of experience. Teachers had positive attitudes toward epilepsy, except for the idea that driving and sports can be safe for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy and its treatment were considered a source of learning disability and social disadvantages. Several teachers declared themselves being unable to help a child having seizures. Calling an ambulance was a frequent action. Knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy are improved compared with those reported in our previous studies. Although this may be a positive reflection of the increasing knowledge and the greater availability of information on epilepsy, there are still areas of uncertainty and incorrect behaviors. PMID:24521730

Mecarelli, Oriano; Messina, Paolo; Capovilla, Giuseppe; Michelucci, Roberto; Romeo, Antonino; Beghi, Ettore

2014-03-01

167

Hard Copy versus Online Services: Results of a Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey of academic libraries that examined whether the availability of abstracting and indexing services online has resulted in the cancellation of equivalent print subscriptions. The results indicate that subscriptions are being cancelled at a significant rate because of cost and lack of use rather than the availability of online…

Wall, Celia; And Others

1990-01-01

168

Results from an absolute gravity survey in the United States  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using the recently completed JTLA absolute gravity meter, we made a survey of twelve sites in the United States. Over a period of eight weeks, the instrument was driven a total distance of nearly 20,000 km to sites in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland and Massachusetts. The time spent in carrying out a measurement at a single location was typically one day. We report the results of the measurements in this survey along with earlier measurements made with the instrument, discuss the measurement accuracy and compare our results with other measurements. Previously announced in STAR as N83-20480

Zumberge, M. A.; Faller, J. E.; Gschwind, J.

1983-01-01

169

Results from a U.S. absolute gravity survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the recently completed JILA absolute gravity meter, we made a survey of twelve sites in the United States. Over a period of eight weeks, the instrument was driven a total distance of nearly 20,000 km to sites in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland and Massachusetts. The time spent in carrying out a measurement at a single location was typically one day. We report the results of the measurements in this survey along with earlier measurements made with the instrument, discuss the measurement accuracy and compare our results with other measurements.

Zumberge, M. A.; Faller, J. E.; Gschwind, J.

170

Results from an absolute gravity survey in the United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the recently completed JTLA absolute gravity meter, we made a survey of twelve sites in the United States. Over a period of eight weeks, the instrument was driven a total distance of nearly 20,000 km to sites in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland and Massachusetts. The time spent in carrying out a measurement at a single location was typically one day. We report the results of the measurements in this survey along with earlier measurements made with the instrument, discuss the measurement accuracy and compare our results with other measurements. Previously announced in STAR as N83-20480

Zumberge, M. A.; Faller, J. E.; Gschwind, J.

1983-09-01

171

Reliability worth assessment in a developing country - residential survey results  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents the results of a residential customer survey conducted in service areas of the Nepal Integrated Electric Power System (NPS). The objective was to determine the power interruption costs incurred by the residential customers of a developing country, and extend the customer survey approach to reliability worth evaluation in a developing environment. Interruption cost estimates were obtained using in-person interviews with 944 sample customers. The results indicate the implications of service reliability to residential customers of Nepal, and show that reliability worth evaluation in a developing country is both possible and practical.

Billinton, R.; Pandey, M.

1999-11-01

172

First BAO Results from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the first baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) results from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) galaxy sample. We analyze spectroscopic data from the first two years of the survey with 325,000 galaxies over 3800 sq.deg. and between redshifts of 0.45 and 0.7. The galaxy clustering results show unambiguous evidence for a BAO signal. We present our distance measurement to z=0.6, and discuss its implications for measurements of the properties of dark energy.

Padmanabhan, Nikhil

2012-03-01

173

The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale: Results of a Pilot Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reports the results of a pilot study of the relationship between teachers and students. The study used a newly developed measure: The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS). In a sample of 72 kindergarten children, the STRS was found to have three factors: Secure, Change, and Insecure. The total scale and the subscales based on these…

Pianta, Robert C.; Nimetz, Sheri L.

174

The Effects of Delivery Mode upon Survey Response Rate and Perceived Attitudes of Texas Agri-Science Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Random samples of agriscience teachers completed surveys via electronic mail (26 of 95), the Web (41 of 95), and paper (57 of 95). Paper yielded a 60% response, Web 43%, and e-mail 27%, with significant differences in time to respond. Age and teaching experience did not affect response rate. The e-mail survey may have been affected by formatting…

Fraze, Steve D.; Hardin, Kelly K.; Brashears, M. Todd; Haygood, Jacqui L.; Smith, James H.

2003-01-01

175

Instrument Development: Examining the Appropriateness of Student and Teacher Surveys for Determining the Need for Testing Accommodations. Technical Report #31  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This technical report documents the procedures followed in developing student and teacher surveys to gather information about the accommodations students are accustomed to receiving and those that might be beneficial on a mathematics test delivered on the computer. It provides documentation of the technical adequacy of the survey instruments, as…

Alonzo, Julie; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne; Tindal, Gerald

2004-01-01

176

Colleagues’ roles in the professional development of teachers: Results from a research study of National Board certification  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the nature of interaction among teachers that occurred around the National Board certification (NBC) process and how that collegial interaction influenced teachers’ professional development. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 14 teachers who were either considering NBC, in the process, or had been awarded NBC. Interview data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Results indicated that teacher

J. Steve Oliver; Tara Star Johnson; Peg Graham; Nicholas K. Oppong

2007-01-01

177

Results of the 2008-09 Campus Travel Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes findings from the 2008-09 UC Davis Campus Travel Survey, administered annually each fall to a stratified random sample of the UC Davis community. It includes estimates of the overall campus mode split, average vehicle occupancy, numbers of vehicles arriving on campus, distances traveled, transit ridership by provider, and carbon emissions associated with campus travel. Additional results include

Kristin Lovejoy; Susan L Handy; Cliff Contreras

2009-01-01

178

RESULTS OF CAEFS SURVEY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Results of this survey suggest that Elizabeth Fry societies provide a wide array of services to women in jails\\/prisons, on parole, and to those women considered 'at risk' of becoming in conflict with the law. These services include advocacy, support, housing and practical assistance as well as, where resources are available, the provision of individual and\\/or group counselling to

Shoshana Pollack

179

UAV platforms for cultural heritage survey: first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is becoming very common for photogrammetric survey especially due to numerous advantages compared to "traditional" aerial photogrammetry. The work carried out describes the first results obtained using different UAV systems for Cultural Heritage surveys. The study was performed acquiring two different datasets on an archaeological site and a "land art" site respectively. These datasets have different characteristics in relation to the extension of the surveyed areas, the used platform, the flight parameters. A Computer Vision approach has been used to produce 3D models and ortho-images with a very high level of detail. Some tests were also carried out to evaluate the metric accuracy of the images orientations and 3D models.

Lo Brutto, M.; Garraffa, A.; Meli, P.

2014-05-01

180

Accreditation of Teacher Education by NCATE. A Survey of Opinions Commissioned by the Coordinating Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted to determine the attitudes of institutional representatives regarding the efforts of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Expression regarding NCATE policies, procedures, and standards were sought in questionnaires addressed in April 1969 to the 149 colleges and universities which have…

Maul, Ray C.

181

Teachers' Beliefs about Pedagogy and Related Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores teachers' beliefs about pedagogical issues as well as related educational and professional issues. Six hundred K-12 teachers in three Midwestern states received surveys and 60% returned them. Results of the survey indicated that teachers were relatively unified in their beliefs, and few differences emerged around demographic…

Snider, Vicki E.; Roehl, Rebecca

2007-01-01

182

Teacher Certification Renewal System: An Analysis Based on a Nation-Wide Survey of Japanese Teachers of English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October 2007, three education bills, including the Revised Teacher's License Law were approved by the Central Education Council in February and submitted to the Diet. The purpose of the Revised Teacher's License Law was "to ensure teachers systematically acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills to maintain the professional competencies necessary…

Nakayama, Natsue; Takagi, Akiko; Imamura, Hiromi

2010-01-01

183

The Lupus Transit Survey for Hot Jupiters: Results and Lessons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the results of a deep, wide-field transit survey targeting "Hot Jupiter" planets in the Lupus region of the Galactic plane conducted over 53 nights concentrated in two epochs separated by a year. Using the Australian National University 40-inch telescope at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), the survey covered a 0.66 deg2 region close to the Galactic plane (b = 11°) and monitored a total of 110,372 stars (15.0 <= V <= 22.0). Using difference imaging photometry, 16,134 light curves with a photometric precision of ? < 0.025 mag were obtained. These light curves were searched for transits, and four candidates were detected that displayed low-amplitude variability consistent with a transiting giant planet. Further investigations, including spectral typing and radial velocity measurements for some candidates, revealed that of the four, one is a true planetary companion (Lupus-TR-3), two are blended systems (Lupus-TR-1 and 4), and one is a binary (Lupus-TR-2). The results of this successful survey are instructive for optimizing the observational strategy and follow-up procedure for deep searches for transiting planets, including an upcoming survey using the SkyMapper telescope at SSO.

Bayliss, Daniel D. R.; Weldrake, David T. F.; Sackett, Penny D.; Tingley, Brandon W.; Lewis, Karen M.

2009-05-01

184

THE LUPUS TRANSIT SURVEY FOR HOT JUPITERS: RESULTS AND LESSONS  

SciTech Connect

We present the results of a deep, wide-field transit survey targeting 'Hot Jupiter' planets in the Lupus region of the Galactic plane conducted over 53 nights concentrated in two epochs separated by a year. Using the Australian National University 40-inch telescope at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), the survey covered a 0.66 deg{sup 2} region close to the Galactic plane (b = 11{sup 0}) and monitored a total of 110,372 stars (15.0 {<=} V {<=} 22.0). Using difference imaging photometry, 16,134 light curves with a photometric precision of {sigma} < 0.025 mag were obtained. These light curves were searched for transits, and four candidates were detected that displayed low-amplitude variability consistent with a transiting giant planet. Further investigations, including spectral typing and radial velocity measurements for some candidates, revealed that of the four, one is a true planetary companion (Lupus-TR-3), two are blended systems (Lupus-TR-1 and 4), and one is a binary (Lupus-TR-2). The results of this successful survey are instructive for optimizing the observational strategy and follow-up procedure for deep searches for transiting planets, including an upcoming survey using the SkyMapper telescope at SSO.

Bayliss, Daniel D. R.; Sackett, Penny D. [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia); Weldrake, David T. F. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street MS-51, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Tingley, Brandon W. [Instituto de AstrofIsica de Canarias C/VIa Lactea, s/n E38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain); Lewis, Karen M. [School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800 (Australia)], E-mail: daniel@mso.anu.edu.au, E-mail: penny.sackett@anu.edu.au, E-mail: dweldrak@cfa.harvard.edu, E-mail: btingley@iac.es, E-mail: karen.lewis@sci.monash.edu.au

2009-05-15

185

The Blanco DECam Bulge Survey (BDBS): Status and Early Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With a very wide field of view (61 scientifically-active chips in 2013 covering a total of 3 square degrees per pointing) and excellent seeing-limited image quality and multi-filter sensitivity, the the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the Blanco 4m is a uniquely capable photometric survey instrument, both in its own right and as a pathfinder for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). We are undertaking a large photometric survey with DECam of the Southern Milky Way Bulge and the core of the Sgr dwarf spheroidal galaxy, with sufficient depth to reach slightly below the main sequence turn-off in SDSS ugrizY filters for just over 200 square degrees over the Southern Bulge (i.e. -10° < l < +10° and -13° < b < -2°). In addition to the main photometric survey with wide dithers, a substantial fraction of our fields are observed with microdithers to enable the use of our dataset in proper motion studies. We present results from our campaign in 2013A (NOAO program N0529-2013A, P.I. Rich), which covers the inner 10°x8° of the bulge as well as a 4°-wide strip along the Bulge minor axis down to b = -13°. We easily reach the main sequence turn-off even in crowded fields < 4° from the mid-plane, and clearly detect bulge horizontal branch stars. Initial analysis suggests that we are achieving sufficient astrometric repeatability to enable useful kinematic investigations through proper motions. We discuss these and other results, and outline the lessons our data suggest for the next generation of wide-and-deep surveys, led by LSST, that are due to come online within the decade.

Clarkson, Will I.; Rich, R. M.; Johnson, C. I.; Kunder, A.; Michael, S.; Young, M.; Pilachowski, C. A.; Ivezic, Z.; Ibata, R.; Irwin, M.; de Propris, R.; Koch, A.; Robin, A.; Soto, M.; Vivas, K.; Clyne, E.

2014-01-01

186

The Professional Voice: Comparing Questionnaire and Telephone Methods in a National Survey of Teachers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article compares the results obtained from using two different methodological approaches to elicit teachers' views on their professional role, the key challenges and their aspirations for the future. One approach used a postal/online questionnaire, while the other used telephone interviews, posing a selection of the same questions. The…

Sturman, Linda; Taggart, Geoff

2008-01-01

187

Mental health of finnish prisoners: Results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article deals with the previous use of psychiatric health services and self-perceived mental health in Finnish prisoners. It forms part of the health survey of Finnish prisoners (the WATTU project). The project dealt with a sample of 1,099 Finnish prisoners. An analysis of cases not included showed that the results can be generalized to all Finnish prisoners.Psychiatric outpatient services

Matti Joukamaa

1993-01-01

188

ChaMPlane Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey: Optical Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the initial optical result of the Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey (BLS), which is an important component of our ChaMPlane survey (see Grindlay et al.). It extends from +/- 0.2 to +/- 1.5 degrees along the galactic latitude, centered at the SgrA*. The main goal is to measure the radial gradient of the Lx > 1031.5 erg/s source population (primarily CVs and qLMXBs) along latitude vs. longitude in the galactic bulge. We completed the BLS survey in Chandra cycles 7-10, with 36 ACIS-I pointings of 15ks each (see Hong et al.). The survey covers two 1.2 square-degrees region in the "north" (BLS-N) and "south" (BLS-S) of the galactic plane. The southern tip of the BLS-S is connected with our Chandra observation "Limiting Window", a low extinction window closest to the SgrA* with Av=3.9. We also completed the corresponding optical and IR (see van den Berg et al.) survey to cover the same region. The optical images (V,R,I,H-alpha band) were obtained from CTIO/4m/Mosaic from 2008 to 2009. Six Mosaic images (36'x36') covers all 36 Chandra pointings. Candidate optical counterparts of the X-ray point sources were found from the Mosaic images. Although, due to severe extinction towards the galactic center, most of the real counterparts are in the foreground of the bulge, except in the southern tip of the BLS-S. Spectroscopic follow-ups for the identified optical counterparts were conducted in 2009 using the CTIO/4m/Hydra for classification, to identify the nature of the Chandra sources.

Zhao, Ping; Grindlay, J.; Hong, J.; Servillat, M.; van den Berg, M.; Laycock, S.

2010-02-01

189

Phone use while driving: results from an observational survey.  

PubMed

Objectives: The aim of this study was to quantify the level of handheld phone use when driving in South Australia. The study also sought to investigate any driver, site, and vehicle characteristics associated with handheld phone use to inform countermeasure development and publicity campaigns. Method: An on-road observational survey of handheld phone use was undertaken as part of a larger restraint use survey. The survey was conducted at 61 sites in metropolitan Adelaide and rural regions within South Australia on weekdays and a weekend in 2009. Results: A total of 64 (0.6%) of the 11,524 drivers observed during the survey were using handheld phones. Handheld phone usage rates ranged from 0.8 percent in metropolitan Adelaide to 0.3 percent in the rural region of The Riverland. Of all driver, site, and vehicle characteristics examined, the only statistically significant difference in handheld phone usage was for the number of vehicle occupants. The odds of a driver using a handheld phone while traveling alone was over 4 times higher than for a driver traveling with passengers. Conclusions: The level of handheld phone use among drivers in South Australia appears to be low relative to other jurisdictions. The level of enforcement activity and severity of penalties do not offer a clear explanation for the higher levels of compliance with phone laws. Given the rate of increase in phone technology, it is important to conduct regular roadside surveys of phone use among drivers to monitor trends in usage over time. PMID:24867565

Wundersitz, L N

2014-08-18

190

The Millennium QUEST: Results of the Survey. Annual Staff Survey. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the results of the 2000 employee survey (Quality Evaluation of Service Trends) for all Howard Community College Employees. The response rate was 57% and respondents replied both by paper and electronically. Ratings for various topics and services were made on a five-point scale ranging from poor to excellent. Employees were also…

Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.

191

Results of the BETS Survey of the CC Cryostat  

SciTech Connect

This Engineering Note presents results of dimensional surveys of the CC Cryostat. The surveys were performed by members of the Fermilab Alignment Group using a computerized optical system known as BETS. The coordinate system used is described on page 1 of the note. Locations of the support bosses in the inner vessel are given on pages 2 and 3. The bosses control the position of the module array within the cryostat. Locations of the center cylinders (bores) and bypass tubes in both vessels are given on pages 2 and 4 through 6. Elevations and locations of the nozzles on top of the cryostat are given on page 9. Measurements of the stack-up heights of the support stanchions are given on page 13. Raw BETS data are included in Appendix A of the Note.

Luther, R.D.; /Fermilab

1988-01-07

192

Teachers' Preferences for Educational Planning: Dynamic Testing, Teaching Experience and Teachers' Sense of Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed a sample of 188 elementary teachers with respect to their preference for information regarding educational planning, in particular information captured with dynamic testing procedures. The influence of teachers' experience and sense of efficacy on teachers' preferences was also investigated. Results indicated teachers'…

Bosma, Tirza; Hessels, Marco G. P.; Resing, Wilma C. M.

2012-01-01

193

The Effect of Trust on Teacher Empowerment: The Mediation of Teacher Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the impact of teachers' perception of trust in colleagues on their sense of empowerment in Mainland China, with a particular focus on the mediating role of teacher efficacy. The results of a survey of 1646 teachers indicate that although teachers scored positively on trust in colleagues, efficacy and empowerment, they had…

Yin, Hong-biao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Jin, Yu-le; Zhang, Zhong-hua

2013-01-01

194

A Survey of Teachers' Perceptions of the Function and Purpose of Student Support Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher training, teacher participation and teacher understanding of the relationship between student support team functions and special education services. One hundred and twenty-three regular education teachers responded to a brief questionnaire concerning student support team activities. Teachers

Lee-Tarver, Aleada

2006-01-01

195

Does the public communication of science influence scientific vocation? Results of a national survey.  

PubMed

The purpose of this work was to determine if public communication of science and technology (PCST) has any influence on people's decision to become dedicated to scientific research. For this reason, a national survey involving 852 researchers from all disciplines was conducted in Argentina. The results showed that the factors affecting scientific vocation are many, and that, regardless of differences in gender, age or discipline, the greatest influence on the decision to go into scientific research is exerted by teachers. The analysis also demonstrated that different manifestations of PCST (science books, press articles, audiovisual material, and activities such as visits to science museums) play a significant role in awakening the vocation for science. From these results it may be stated that PCST--in addition to its function of informing and forming citizens--exerts a significant influence in fostering scientific vocation. PMID:21553602

Stekolschik, Gabriel; Draghi, Cecilia; Adaszko, Dan; Gallardo, Susana

2010-09-01

196

"Health inequalities in Armenia - analysis of survey results"  

PubMed Central

Introduction Prevailing sociopolitical and economic obstacles have been implicated in the inadequate utilization and delivery of the Armenian health care system. Methods A random survey of 1,000 local residents, from all administrative regions of Armenia, concerned with health care services cost and satisfaction was conducted. Participation in the survey was voluntary and the information was collected using anonymous telephone interviews. Results The utilization of health care services was low, particularly in rural areas. This under-utilization of services correlated with low income of the population surveyed. The state funded health care services are inadequate to ensure availability of free-of-charge services even to economically disadvantaged groups. Continued reliance on direct out-of pocket and illicit payments, for medical services, are serious issues which plague healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors of Armenia. Conclusions Restructuring of the health care system to implement a cost-effective approach to the prevention and treatment of diseases, especially disproportionately affect the poor, should be undertaken. Public payments, increasing the amount of subsidies for poor and lower income groups through a compulsory health insurance system should be evaluated and included as appropriate in this health system redesign. Current medical services reimbursement practices undermine the principle of equity in financing and access. Measures designed to improve healthcare access and affordability for poor and disadvantaged households should be enacted.

2012-01-01

197

Investigating Climate Science Misconceptions Using a Teacher Professional Development Workshop Registration Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The EarthLabs Climate project, an NSF-Discovery Research K12 program, has developed a suite of three online classroom-ready modules: Climate and the Cryosphere; Climate and the Carbon Cycle; and Climate and the Biosphere. The EarthLabs Climate project included week-long professional development workshops during June of 2012 and 2013 in Texas and Mississippi. Evaluation of the 2012 and 2013 workshops included participant self-reported learning levels in many areas of climate science. Teachers' answers indicated they had increased their understanding of the topics addressed in the workshops. However, the project team was interested in refining the evaluation process to determine exactly those areas of climate science in which participants increased content knowledge and ameliorated misconceptions. Therefore, to enhance the investigation into what teachers got out of the workshop, a pre-test/post-test design was implemented for 2013. In particular, the evaluation team was interested in discovering the degree to which participants held misconceptions and whether those beliefs were modified by attendance at the workshops. For the 2013 workshops, a registration survey was implemented that included the Climate Concept Inventory (a climate content knowledge quiz developed by the education research team for the project). The multiple-choice questions are also part of the pre/post student quiz used in classrooms in which the EarthLabs Climate curriculum was implemented. Many of the questions in this instrument assess common misconceptions by using them as distractors in the multiple choice options. The registration survey also asked respondents to indicate their confidence in their answer to each question, because, in addition to knowledge limitations, lack of confidence also can be a barrier to effective teaching. Data from the registration survey informed workshop managers of the topic content knowledge of participants, allowing fine-tuning of the professional development to address attendee's knowledge levels. In addition, the pre-test/post-test design allowed evaluators to investigate changes in participant understanding in a way more robust than self-reported learning. In this presentation, we will address the findings from these analyses and discuss implications for addressing misconceptions in teacher professional development.

Lynds, S. E.; Gold, A. U.; McNeal, K.; Libarkin, J. C.; Buhr Sullivan, S. M.; Ledley, T. S.; Haddad, N.; Ellins, K. K.

2013-12-01

198

Coupled Interpretation of Geoelectrical Surveying Results in Environmental Site Investigations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoelectric methods are sensitive to material properties which can be used to investigate subsurficial processes at contaminated sites. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) measures the electrical resistivity distribution in the ground; the self-potential (SP) method is based on source current densities resulting from ground water flow; and induced polarization (IP) responds to geochemical interactions between mineral surfaces and pore fluids. Ground water flow patterns and contaminant migration may be better understood if the results of these survey methods are interpreted jointly rather than separately. The purpose of this project is to jointly interpret results of geophysical surveying and laboratory characterization of soil and ground water samples to assess ground water flow patterns and contaminant migration at a site within the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Historical disposal of liquid waste containing nitric acid and uranium in unlined ponds has resulted in contamination of soil and ground water. ERT, SP, and IP surveying was performed downgradient of the source area and the geophysical behavior of sediment and ground water samples was investigated in the laboratory. Measured electrical conductivity and self-potential anomalies coincided with elevated nitrate and uranium concentrations indicating preferential flow from the source area. The self-potential response can be related to ground water flow either by calculating the excess of charge in the diffuse layer surrounding mineral surfaces or by the streaming potential coupling coefficient. Geochemical reactions between pore water and minerals and their surfaces were modeled using the contaminant transport software TOUGHREACT. Surface complexation modeling using the Gouy-Chapman diffuse double layer was used to simulate charge density-surface potential relationship. Laboratory measurements of the streaming potential coupling coefficient of sediment samples at various pH and salt concentrations were used to interpret the ground water flow from SP and ERT signals. The method qualitatively explained the observed variations in geophysical responses.

Skold, M.; Hubbard, S. S.; Karaoulis, M.; Revil, A.; Spycher, N.; Watson, D. B.; Wu, Y.

2011-12-01

199

Results From the TICO-CAVA Land Seismic Refraction Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Project TICO-CAVA (Transects to Investigate the Crustal Origin of the Central American Volcanic Arc) is a key part of the MARGINS Subduction Factory initiative to quantify, characterize, and understand the volcanic crust produced in Costa Rica by seismically imaging its volume, extent, seismic properties, and lateral variability. From this information we hope to estimate the major-element composition of the arc crust and draw inferences about the processes controlling volcanic output of the subduction factory in Central America. We will do this with two intimately linked seismic surveys, an onshore explosion refraction survey (2005), and an onshore-offshore airgun survey (2008). Here we present results from Phase I of the project, an onshore explosion seismic refraction survey of the volcanic arc and look forward to phase II, a large onshore-offshore seismic survey in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. We acquired seismic refraction/wide-angle reflection data on two lines. Line 1 is 154 km long from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea in central Costa Rica, intersecting the main volcanic arc at Volcán Barva. Line 2 is 280 km long and spans the entire length of the active arc in Costa Rica, from north of Volcán OrosÃÆ'í near the Nicaraguan border, to south of Volcán IrazÃÆ'ú. 748 seismometers were deployed on each transect, resulting in a ~200 m receiver spacing on Line 1 and ~370 m spacing on Line 2. Data quality ranges from fair to excellent. Data on the cross-arc line (Line 1) show upper-crustal refractions that can be tracked from coast to coast and, at the longest offsets, deep reflections that may be Moho reflections. Sediments on the Atlantic coastal plain (2-3 km/s) are about 1.5 km thick; beneath this and beneath the volcanic arc is a low-velocity carapace of volcanic material (3-5 km/s) that is 2-4 km thick. Beneath the low-velocity velocities reach 6.0-6.4 km/s at 5-10 km depth. Deeper structure will become better resolved as analysis continues and the onshore-offshore data are collected. The along-arc line (Line 2) shows evidence for distinctly different crustal structure beneath the Guanacaste volcanos and the Cordillera Central. In addition, low-velocity zones that may represent magma chambers exist beneath Poás volcano and between Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes.

Bullock, A. D.; Holbrook, W. S.; Lizarralde, D.; van Avendonk, H.; Mora, M. M.; Harder, S.; Alvarado, G.

2007-12-01

200

Back to School 1998--National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse IV: Teens, Teachers and Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the fourth straight year, responding to an open-ended question, more 12- to 17-year olds named drugs the most important problem they face than named social pressures, violence, crime, or any other issue. One of a continuing series, this survey of teens, teachers, and principals is an attempt to increase understanding of the causes and effects…

Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

201

A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What High School Teachers Need to Know  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook was developed for high school teachers looking for new sources of timely information and ways to make courses more engaging and relevant to students. The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a wide online array of social, economic, and demographic information about the nation, states, and local communities. These data can be…

US Department of Commerce, 2008

2008-01-01

202

Teaching Financial Literacy in K-12 Schools: A Survey of Teacher Beliefs and Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to learn teacher attitudes and beliefs about teaching personal finance, as well as teacher understanding of a few core personal finance concepts. The population consisted of 1,120 classroom teachers from two public school districts in two states. The research questions were: (a) What are teacher attitudes and beliefs…

Otter, Dan

2010-01-01

203

A Bathymetric Survey of Lake Toba, Indonesia: Further Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lake Toba, the largest caldera lake in the world, formed following a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago in northern Sumatra. Explosive eruption of ~2800 km3 of silicic magma from a batholith sized magma body produced a 100 x 30 x 2 km deep caldera. Approximately 2/3 of the caldera floor is now covered by Lake Toba, obscuring volcanic landforms and geologic features critical to understanding the history of the caldera. In September 2005, we initiated a bathymetric survey of Lake Toba using a GPS linked sonar device mounted to a small boat. Traveling at a speed of 3-10 km/h, and using a bottom depth sampling rate of 1 sounding/sec, sonar data was collected along almost 200 km of transect lines. This survey produced lake-bottom profiles with detailed bathymetric expression, indicating that it would be possible to generate a high resolution bathymetric map of Lake Toba with additional surveying. The second phase of our data collection was done in May 2008. Collectively, the survey now consists of about 90 separate transect lines over nearly 600 km of lake bottom. Results from both surveys allow several first order observations concerning caldera formation, resurgent doming, lava dome emplacement, and large scale erosional events as follows. Samosir Island is a partly submerged resurgent dome whose overall size (~60 x 20 km) and shape can now be accurately determined. The dome retains its asymmetrical shape below the water line with gentle westward slopes that merge into the caldera wall. Its steep east face rapidly descends to water depths of >400 m near the eastern caldera margin. The Uluan block appears to be a smaller, symmetrical equivalent of the Samosir dome. However, its extremely steep western face is more similar to the abrupt caldera collapse scar than the east face of Samosir. The deepest parts of the lake are found at the base of the ring fracture fault, approximately 0.5 km from the shoreline, with depths of 500 m recorded along the northeastern ring fracture. Most of the 400-1200 m steep caldera walls extend uninterrupted another 400-500 m below lake level. Collapse mega-blocks are common features near the ring fracture. Beyond the base of the steep ring fracture slopes and the Samosir dome, vast featureless plains are found at depths of 450-490 m and dominate the large open regions of the northern and southern portions of the lake. The shallowest portions of the lake are found in Porsea Bay, a fingerlike projection that leads to the present outlet of the lake. Sonar profiles suggest the bay may drown a paleo-river valley that cut through the Uluan block. Other significant sub-lacustrine features revealed by our survey include a post- caldera collapse debris avalanche deposit, a ring fracture lava dome, and additional faults in the Samosir dome. Based upon thick (~100 m) lacustrine sediments exposed on Samosir Island and apparent echoes on some bottom profiles, considerable thicknesses of lacustrine sediments are expected to mantle the welded ignimbrites on the caldera floor.

Chesner, C. A.; Halsor, S. P.; Dolan, M. T.

2008-12-01

204

Mapping Vesta: First Results from Dawn's Survey Orbit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The geologic objectives of the Dawn Mission [1] are to derive Vesta s shape, map the surface geology, understand the geological context and contribute to the determination of the asteroids origin and evolution. Geomorphology and distribution of surface features will provide evidence for impact cratering, tectonic activity, volcanism, and regolith processes. Spectral measurements of the surface will provide evidence of the compositional characteristics of geological units. Age information, as derived from crater size-frequency distributions, provides the stratigraphic context for the structural and compositional mapping results, thus revealing the geologic history of Vesta. We present here the first results of the Dawn mission from data collected during the approach to Vesta, and its first discrete orbit phase - the Survey Orbit, which lasts 21 days after the spacecraft had established a circular polar orbit at a radius of approx.3000 km with a beta angle of 10deg-15deg.

Jaumann, R.; Yingst, A. R.; Pieters, C. M.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Neukum, G.; Mottola, S.; Keller, H. U.; Nathues, A.; Sierks, H.; Coradini, A.; DeSanctis, M. C.; McSween, H. Y.; Ammannito, E.; Berman, D.; Blewett, D.; Buczkowski, D. L.; Capria, M. T.; Combe, J. P.; Denevi, B.; McFadden, L.; Mittlefehldt, D.; Petro, N.; Rayman, M. D.; Sunshine, J.

2011-01-01

205

THE TAOS PROJECT: RESULTS FROM SEVEN YEARS OF SURVEY DATA  

SciTech Connect

The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) aims to detect serendipitous occultations of stars by small ({approx}1 km diameter) objects in the Kuiper Belt and beyond. Such events are very rare (<10{sup -3} events per star per year) and short in duration ({approx}200 ms), so many stars must be monitored at a high readout cadence. TAOS monitors typically {approx}500 stars simultaneously at a 5 Hz readout cadence with four telescopes located at Lulin Observatory in central Taiwan. In this paper, we report the results of the search for small Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) in seven years of data. No occultation events were found, resulting in a 95% c.l. upper limit on the slope of the faint end of the KBO size distribution of q = 3.34-3.82, depending on the surface density at the break in the size distribution at a diameter of about 90 km.

Zhang, Z.-W.; Lehner, M. J.; Wang, J.-H.; Wen, C.-Y.; Wang, S.-Y.; King, S.-K.; Cook, K. H.; Lee, T. [Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica. 11F of Astronomy-Mathematics Building, National Taiwan University. No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Granados, A. P. [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apdo. Postal 106, Ensenada, Baja California 22800 (Mexico); Alcock, C.; Protopapas, P. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Axelrod, T. [Steward Observatory, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Room No. 204, Tucson AZ 85721 (United States); Bianco, F. B. [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 (United States); Byun, Y.-I. [Department of Astronomy and University Observatory, Yonsei University, 134 Shinchon, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Chen, W. P. [Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, No. 300, Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 320, Taiwan (China); Coehlo, N. K. [Department of Statistics, University of California Berkeley, 367 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); De Pater, I. [Department of Astronomy, University of California Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Kim, D.-W. [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Lissauer, J. J. [Space Science and Astrobiology Division 245-3, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 (United States); Marshall, S. L., E-mail: zwzhang@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw [Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 29, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States); and others

2013-07-01

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Academic misconduct: results of faculty and undergraduate student surveys.  

PubMed

Educators in health-related fields are particularly sensitive to academic misconduct because undergraduate students who falsify academic work in such fields can go on to endanger the health and well being of the very people they are meant to assist. This paper presents the results of a survey of 104 faculty and 314 undergraduate students regarding their experience with academic misconduct. Faculty and student definitions of misconduct are compared, the incidence of cheating within each category is reported, and the projected efficacy of methods for controlling misconduct are examined. Major findings include the following: faculty and students differed significantly in their definitions of 24 of the 36 described behaviors, 82% of the surveyed undergraduate students admitted to engaging in some form of academic misconduct during their college careers, few differences in cheating patterns were related to year in school (class) or gender, and faculty and students differed on the impact that changes in environment and procedure were expected to have on cheating. PMID:3721993

Stern, E B; Havlicek, L

1986-05-01

207

Salvia divinorum use and phenomenology: results from an online survey.  

PubMed

Salvia divinorum is a hallucinogenic plant with ethnopharmacological and recreational uses. It differs from classic serotonergic hallucinogens such as LSD and psilocin in both phenomenology and potent agonist activity of the active component salvinorin A at ?-opioid receptors. Awareness of S. divinorum has grown recently, with both an increase in its public representation and concern over its potential harmful effects. This discussion is particularly relevant as S. divinorum is legal to use in many countries and regions and easily available through online retailers. Drawing upon previous investigations of S. divinorum and other hallucinogens, this study surveyed 154 recent users and questioned them on their use behaviours, consequences of use and other attitudinal measures. Although reporting an extensive substance use history, and considering the limitations of online surveys, there was little evidence of dysfunctional S. divinorum use, and few reports of troubling adverse consequences of use. Furthermore, there was no evidence that users exhibited increased schizotypy. Respondents reported that S. divinorum produced mixed hallucinogenic and dissociative effects, which lends support to assertions that it phenomenologically differs from other hallucinogens with primary serotonergic activity. The functions of use changed with greater experiences with the drug, and although many respondents reported use of S. divinorum as an alternative to illegal drugs it, was apparent that legal proscription would be unlikely to dissuade them from use. These results are discussed with reference to psychopharmacologically informed public health responses to substance use. PMID:20937616

Sumnall, H R; Measham, F; Brandt, S D; Cole, J C

2011-11-01

208

Teachers' Environmental Literacy: Check and Recheck, 1975 and 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares the results of surveys done in 1975 and 1985 with Indiana teachers regarding their physical environment and related problems. Results indicated that teachers had limited environmental literacy but had higher marks in 1985 than in 1975. (TW)

Buethe, Chris; Smallwood, Jim

1987-01-01

209

Surveying primary teachers about compulsory numeracy testing: Combining factor analysis with rasch analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports the use of several quantitative analytic methods, including Rasch analysis, to re-examine teacher responses to questionnaire items probing opinions related to the compulsory numeracy tests conducted in Years 3, 5, and 7 in Queensland, Australia. Nisbet and Grimbeek (2004) previously reported an interpretable and statistically acceptable 6-factor exploratory factor solution. The present paper improved on this outcome by utilising Rasch analysis to identify items with orderly sequences of scores across response categories, and to subject these to fresh exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The resulting 3-factor scale proved acceptable in terms of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis as well as in terms of Rasch item analysis. The paper briefly discusses the implications of these outcomes in relation to the refined instrument's capacity to gather information about how teachers view the Queensland numeracy reporting system.

Grimbeek, Peter; Nisbet, Steven

2006-10-01

210

"I Love Teaching English, But..." A Study of the Workload of English Teachers in B.C. Secondary Grades. BCTF Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed secondary school English teachers in British Columbia, Canada to examine the nature and extent of teacher workload, teacher perceptions of workload-related stress, and teacher ability to cope with this stress. Surveys were distributed to secondary schools throughout the province, and 737 teachers responded. Results indicated…

Naylor, Charlie; Malcomson, John

211

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Preliminary Results From the 1999 Benchmark Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication presents the preliminary results from the 1999 benchmark survey of U.S. direct investment abroad. A benchmark survey, the most comprehensive survey that is conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), collects detailed information ...

2002-01-01

212

A Survey Study Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Thoughts about Recruitment and Retention of Quality Bilingual Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study identified important factors that need t o be considered concerning the recruitment, retention and job satisfaction of teac hers certified in bilingual\\/ESL from the pre-service teacher perspective. The Bil ingual Pre-Service Teacher Questionnaire (BPTQ) was developed and administered to seventy-three undergraduate students who were enrolled in courses, which would lead to bilingual certification at a large university in

Roxane Cuellar

213

Preferences on technical report format - Results of a survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A survey of 513 engineers and scientists employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center and 600 engineers and scientists from three professional/technical societies solicited the opinions of report users concerning the format of NASA technical reports. The results indicate that a summary as well as an abstract should be included, that the definitions of symbols and glossary of terms should be located in the front of the report, and that the illustrative material should be integrated with the text rather than grouped at the end of the report. Citation of references by number, one-column, ragged-right-margin layout, and third-person writing style are also preferred by a majority of the respondents.

Pinelli, T. E.; Cordle, V. M.; Glassman, M.; Vondran, R. F.

1984-01-01

214

Preliminary results of indoor radon survey in V4 countries.  

PubMed

The measurements of radon activity concentration carried out in residential houses of V4 countries (Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) show that radon levels in these countries considerably exceed the world average. Therefore, the new radon data and statistical analysis are required from these four countries. Each partner chose a region in their own country, where radon concentration in residential buildings was expected to be higher. The results of the survey carried out in the period from March 2012 to May 2012 show that radon concentrations are <200 Bq m(-3) in ?87 % of cases. However, dwellings with radon concentration ?800 Bq m(-3) were found in Poland and Slovakia. It was also found that the distribution of radon frequency follows that of houses according to the year of their construction. PMID:24723197

Mu?llerová, M; Kozak, K; Kovács, T; Csordás, A; Grzadziel, D; Holý, K; Mazur, J; Moravcsík, A; Neznal, M; Neznal, M; Smetanová, I

2014-07-01

215

THE BRIGHTEST OF REIONIZING GALAXIES SURVEY: DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

We present the first results on the search for very bright (M{sub AB} {approx} -21) galaxies at redshift z {approx} 8 from the Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies (BoRG) survey. BoRG is a Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) pure-parallel survey that is obtaining images on random lines of sight at high Galactic latitudes in four filters (F606W, F098M, F125W, and F160W), with integration times optimized to identify galaxies at z {approx}> 7.5 as F098M dropouts. We discuss here results from a search area of approximately 130 arcmin{sup 2} over 23 BoRG fields, complemented by six other pure-parallel WFC3 fields with similar filters. This new search area is more than two times wider than previous WFC3 observations at z {approx} 8. We identify four F098M-dropout candidates with high statistical confidence (detected at greater than 8{sigma} confidence in F125W). These sources are among the brightest candidates currently known at z {approx} 8 and approximately 10 times brighter than the z = 8.56 galaxy UDFy-38135539. They thus represent ideal targets for spectroscopic follow-up observations and could potentially lead to a redshift record, as our color selection includes objects up to z {approx} 9. However, the expected contamination rate of our sample is about 30% higher than typical searches for dropout galaxies in legacy fields, such as the GOODS and HUDF, where deeper data and additional optical filters are available to reject contaminants.

Trenti, M. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado, 389-UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States); Bradley, L. D.; Stiavelli, M.; MacKenty, J. W. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Oesch, P.; Carollo, C. M. [Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich, CH-8093 Zurich (Switzerland); Treu, T. [Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530 (United States); Bouwens, R. J.; Illingworth, G. D. [Astronomy Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Shull, J. M., E-mail: trenti@colorado.edu [CASA, Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Science, University of Colorado, 389-UCB, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)

2011-02-01

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Obesity prevalence and unfavorable health risk behaviors among German kindergarten teachers: cross-sectional results of the kindergarten teacher health study  

PubMed Central

Background The aim of the study was to investigate obesity status and associated health risk behaviors in a sample of German kindergarten teachers. At present, such data are not available, despite the fact that kindergarten teachers educate children at a formative time in their lives. Methods Kindergarten teachers aged 18–62 years (n?=?313) were invited to participate in the Kindergarten Teacher Health Study (KTHS) by completing a self-reported questionnaire. We analyzed their obesity status, health risk behaviors (i.e., habitual physical activity, screen time activities, eating behavior patterns, smoking), and their general ability to identify overweight children and the associated health risks of overweight and obesity based on special age- and sex-specific silhouettes. After adjusting for covariates, bivariate correlations were conducted for associations between body mass index (BMI) and health risk behaviors, while analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to analyze differences of health risk behaviors between BMI groups. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to predict determinants of kindergarten teachers who did not correctly identify the overweight silhouettes and their associated physical and mental health risks. Additionally, data regarding kindergarten teachers’ weight status and smoking behavior were compared with nationally representative data from the 2009 Microcensus (n?=?371310) using the Mann–Whitney U-test. Results The prevalence rates of overweight and obesity were 41.2% and 17.9%, respectively. The prevalence of obesity was significantly higher in kindergarten teachers (p?teachers were able to identify overweight children correctly. The fact that being overweight is associated with physical and mental health risks was only reported by 40.1% and 21.2% of teachers, respectively. Older kindergarten teachers were more likely to misclassify the overweight silhouettes, while younger, normal-weight, and overweight kindergarten teachers were more likely to underestimate the associated health risks. Obese kindergarten teachers reported spending more time in front of computer and television screens than their normal-weight counterparts, especially on weekends. In addition, obese kindergarten teachers reported eating less often with their families and more frequently reported watching television during meals. Conclusions Advanced monitoring and multifaceted interventions to improve the health behaviors of kindergarten teachers should be given high priority. Because kindergarten teachers’ behavioral modeling presumably mediates children’s health behaviors, additional research is needed about kindergarten teachers’ health and its proposed interaction with children’s health.

2013-01-01

217

Environmental Education: A State Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes survey results sent to all state environmental education coordinators designed to reveal a generalized picture of environmental education requirements, guidelines, resource materials, staff, and teacher education requirements in the United States. Includes survey. (MKR)

Holtz, Robert E.

1996-01-01

218

Effects of testing conditions on conceptual survey results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Pre-testing and post-testing is a commonly used method in Physics Education Research to assess student learning gains. It is well recognized in the community that timings and incentives in delivering conceptual tests can impact test results. However, it is difficult to control these variables across different studies. As a common practice, a pre-test is often administered either at or near the beginning of a course, while a post-test can be given either at or near the end of a course. Also, in conducting such tests there often is no norm as to whether incentives should be offered to students. Because these variations can significantly affect test results, it is important to study and document their impact. We analyzed five years of data that were collected at The Ohio State University from over 2100 students, who took both the pre-test and post-test of the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism under various timings and incentives. We observed that the actual time frame for giving a test has a marked effect on the test results and that incentive granting also has a significant influence on test outcomes. These results suggest that one should carefully monitor and document the conditions under which tests are administered.

Ding, Lin; Reay, Neville W.; Lee, Albert; Bao, Lei

2008-09-22

219

Report on the Results of the May, 1984 Survey of Northwestern High School Students and a Comparison of Survey Results for the Last Three Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student attitudes and opinion surveys are a major component of the Detroit High School Improvement Project's evaluation plan. This report presents the results of the 1984 survey at Northwestern High School and compares them with two prior surveys (1982 and 1983). The number of student respondents from all grades from randomly selected classes…

Stavros, Denny

220

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff:" Understanding Teacher Resilience at the Chalkface  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates how graduating and early career teachers perceive resilient teachers. Informed by survey data from 200 graduating and early career teachers, the study's results indicate that graduating and early career teachers perceive that resilience for teachers comprises characteristics that are multi-dimensional and overlapping, and…

Mansfield, Caroline F.; Beltman, Susan; Price, Anne; McConney, Andrew

2012-01-01

221

Waiting to be Won Over: Teachers Speak on the Profession, Unions, and Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a survey of 1,010 K-12 public school teachers about their views on the teaching profession, teachers unions, and various reforms aimed at improving teacher quality. It reveals the challenges teachers see in their profession, including weak evaluation processes and a rigid tenure pay system; how teachers feel…

Duffett, Ann; Farkas, Steve; Rothertham, Andrew J.; Silva, Elena

2008-01-01

222

EFL Foreign Teacher Stress in Korea: Causes and Coping Mechanisms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survey study of 53 foreign EFL teachers in Jeonju City, South Korea looks at causes of teacher stress and coping mechanisms between the years of 2004 and 2006. Results show foreign EFL teachers report moderate levels of stress and attribute stresses in roughly equal measures to student misbehavior and school director/administrative sources. Survey

Brundage, Gregory C.

2007-01-01

223

Attitudes of South Dakota Teachers toward the Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results are presented of a survey questionnaire based on the 1984 Gallup Poll of Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Public Schools but adapted to solicit the opinions of K-12 public school teachers in South Dakota about South Dakota public schools. Responses were received from 60 percent of the 500 teachers surveyed. Question topics included: (1)…

Webster, Loraine; Wood, Robert W.

224

Pediatric Powered Wheelchairs: Results of a National Survey of Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of providers of pediatric powered wheelchairs was conducted to collect background data on these professionals and to develop a “model” of their current assessment and recommendation practices. Data collected in the survey included provider demographics, frequency of powered wheelchair provision to young children, common reasons for not recommending a powered wheelchair, reasons why a child who is

Paula Guerette; Donita Tefft; Jan Furumasu

2005-01-01

225

Wisconsin energy use statistics: results from DNR surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Statistics on energy use and air pollution in Wisconsin's industry and large institutions have been compiled from annual surveys conducted by the state's Department of Natural Resources to aid the state agency in enforcing air pollution regulations. From the surveys for 1973 and 1974, statistics have been collected for the entire state, individual counties, and two-digit Standard Industrial Classifications, covering

J. D. Bowman; C. P. Erwin

1976-01-01

226

Results of Leveling Refraction Tests by the National Geodetic Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), a component of the National Ocean Survey, NOAA, conducted leveling refraction tests at a site near Gaithersburg, Md., during July-September 1979, and at a site near Tucson, Ariz., in April 1980. The tests were designed ...

C. T. Whalen

1981-01-01

227

Sexual Harassment of Navy Personnel: Results of a 1993 Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Navy Equal Opportunity/Sexual Harassment (NEOSH) Survey was developed in 1989 to monitor perceptions of disparate treatment and sexual harassment The 1993 NEOSH Survey was mailed to a stratified sample of 9,537 officer and enlisted personnel. Post-str...

P. J. Thomas C. E. Newell D. M. Eliassen

1995-01-01

228

Recessionary Layoffs in Museum Education: Survey Results and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent survey of recession-driven museum staff reductions suggests the possible loss of tens of thousands of museum personnel nationwide and identifies educators as among those most severely impacted. Survey findings are summarized, and the implications for both affected personnel and downsized institutions are considered.

Kley, Ron

2009-01-01

229

Online Chat Reference: Survey Results from Affiliates of Two Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reference librarians have converted a significant portion of library resources to electronic format and are now beginning to move the reference interview itself to the electronic environment. This study consisted of a survey carried out at two four-year public universities in the South Atlantic region. The survey inquired about university affiliates' awareness of, use of, and interest in reference services,

Corey M. Johnson

2004-01-01

230

Exploring Different Dimensions of Student Engagement. 2005 Annual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…

National Survey of Student Engagement, 2005

2005-01-01

231

Utilising Year Three NAPLAN Results to Improve Queensland Teachers' Mathematical Pedagogical Content Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor results in Queensland Year Three NAPLAN Numeracy tests have provided a focus to critically review the classroom practices of lower primary mathematics teachers. This paper outlines how pedagogical content knowledge can be strengthened by emphasising conceptual understanding, by utilising dynamic classroom discourse, by an awareness of…

van Klinken, Eduarda

2010-01-01

232

Teachers in Charter and Traditional Schools: A Comparative Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed approximately 100 teachers from 16 charter schools and 100 teachers from 7 traditional schools about perceptions of teacher empowerment, school climate, and working conditions. Results show consistent and practically significant differences in perceptions of teachers in these types of schools. (SLD)

Bomotti, Sally; Ginsberg, Rick; Cobb, Brian

1999-01-01

233

A Survey of Conceptions of Energy of Israeli Pre-Service High School Biology Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies the conceptions of energy of preservice high school biology teachers. Findings indicate that this group of preservice teachers holds alternate conceptual frameworks when describing physical situations. Contains 35 references. (DDR)

Trumper, Ricardo

1997-01-01

234

Results of the 1988 Graduate Follow-Up Survey & Graduate Employer Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A follow-up survey was administered to all 1988 Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) graduates in order to evaluate the degree to which AACC assisted its students in achieving their goals. The second phase was a survey which solicited information from the employers of the graduates. Survey findings were used to compare AACC to other Maryland…

O'Grady, Laurie T.

235

A survey of results in modern precision cosmology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we evaluate the evidence for some of the more exotic ideas in cosmology for which scientists are searching today, these anomalies being dark matter, statistical anisotropy, and non-Gaussianity. Dark matter, which is estimated to comprise 83% of the matter in our universe, still remains undiscovered. We search data from the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope for a gamma-ray line in the energy range 0.1-10 GeV from the 10X10 degree region around the Galactic center. Our null results lead to upper limits to the line flux from the Galactic center. We use these limits to place constraints on the particle's two-photon annihilation cross section as a function of its mass, which we show to produce stronger limits than those derived from measurements of the 511-keV line. Next, we investigate the possibility that cosmic inflation deviates from statistical isotropy. Statistical isotropy is a common assumption that should be tested. We develop cosmic-microwave-background statistics for a direction-dependent primordial power spectrum. We then construct minimum-variance estimators for the coefficients of a spherical-harmonic expansion of the direction-dependence of the primordial power spectrum. We find that a power quadrupole as small as 2.0% can be detected by the Planck satellite. We also constrain statistical anisotropy of the quadrupolar form using a sample of photometric luminous red galaxies measured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Not detecting evidence, we place limits on an axisymmetric quadrupole model. We find discrepancies between our results and a cosmic microwave background analysis that claimed a positive detection. We also find the quadrupolar asymmetry limits to be between -0.41 and 0.38 with 95% probability. Finally, we prepare a search for evidence of non-Gaussianity in the the early universe. Scale-dependent bias has been shown to be a competitive probe of non-Gaussianity in large-scale structure, and constraints have been calculated using various tracers of the matter distribution. We seek to extend this analysis to the latest sample of photometric quasars measured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to search for evidence of scale-dependent bias in large-scale structure. Specifically we construct three data samples at various redshifts, removing various systematic effects. We calculate the cross-correlation angular power spectra between two of the data samples to search for any remaining systematics. We find a positive detection on large scales, which leads us to the conclusion that more systematics testing is needed to render this QSO catalog useful to constrain non-Gaussianity.

Pullen, Anthony R.

2011-08-01

236

Infrared airborne spectroradiometer survey results in the western Nevada area  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Mark II airborne spectroradiometer system was flown over several geologic test sites in western Nevada. The infrared mineral absorption bands were observed and recorded for the first time using an airborne system with high spectral resolution in the 2.0 to 2.5 micron region. The data show that the hydrothermal alteration zone minerals, carbonates, and other minerals are clearly visible in the airborne survey mode. The finer spectral features that distinguish the various minerals with infrared bands are also clearly visible in the airborne survey data. Using specialized computer pattern recognition methods, it is possible to identify mineralogy and map alteration zones and lithologies by airborne spectroradiometer survey techniques.

Collins, W.; Chang, S. H.; Kuo, J. T.

1982-01-01

237

Survey of Occupational Stress of Secondary and Elementary School Teachers and the Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the measuring instruments used by scholars in China and abroad, we devised a questionnaire to study occupational stress of 500 secondary and elementary school teachers in Tacheng municipality in Xinjiang and examined its negative effects on teachers. They found that the occupational stress of secondary and elementary school teachers are…

Pei, Wang; Guoli, Zhang

2007-01-01

238

Survey of Student and Teacher Attitudes Toward the 45-15 Pilot Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of the student and teacher attitude questionnaires revealed a strong difference between teachers and students in their experiences with Virginia Beach 45-15 program where students attend classes 45 days and break 15 days year round. Teachers were almost in total support of the benefits and advantages of 45-15. Students were more…

Ashburn, Ellen Waranch

239

A Survey of General Education Teachers' Knowledge of Learning Disabilities in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the Jordanian regular education teachers' knowledge of learning disabilities and whether this knowledge differed as a function of selected variables. The sample consisted of 405 regular classroom teachers teaching 1st- to 6th- grade students in 30 schools in three Jordanian districts. Teachers completed a 40-item test…

Al Khatib, Jamal M.

2007-01-01

240

Dream Recall and Political Ideology: Results of a Demographic Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents findings from a survey of 2992 demographically diverse American adults who answered questions about dream recall and questions about their political views. Participants who described themselves as \\

Kelly Bulkeley

2012-01-01

241

First results from the POMME survey of M31  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The POMME survey (Pixel Observations of M31 with MEgacam) monitored two fields in the disc of M31 using MegaCam at CFHT over a timespan of 2.5 months in three filters ( g', r', i'). Covering a large fraction of the disc of M31, it yields an unprecedented view on Cepheids, eclipsing binaries and microlensing events in M31. In this contribution we present the first results on the Cepheid populations in M31. Using difference imaging we detect more than 2500 Cepheids in the period range from 2 to 80 days, making the catalogue the largest and most homogeneous database of M31 Cepheids to date. The period distribution peaks at log P[day]?0.63. We confirm the presence of a second peak in the period distribution at log P[day]?1.13, consistent with previous findings on smaller samples, and which is also present in Galactic Cepheids, unlike those at the lower metallicities of the LMC. Using the Fourier parameters derived from light curve fitting we identify 200 first overtone pulsators among the POMME Cepheids. On-going work will include the derivation of period-luminosity relations and the extension of the analysis to eclipsing binary systems, yielding an improved distance to M31 and tighter constraints on systematics affecting the period-colour-metallicity-luminosity relations.

Fliri, J.; Valls-Gabaud, D.

2012-09-01

242

SMASS Near-Earth Object Survey: An Album of Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey (SMASS) undertaken at MIT has produced and published visible spectra for more than 1300 main-belt asteroids. The infrared extension of this program (SMASSIR) has produced near-infrared spectra for about 200 main-belt asteroids. In this poster we present visible and near-infrared spectral results for more than 300 near-Earth objects (NEOs) measured during the SMASS and SMASSIR programs and through ongoing observations at Kitt Peak, Palomar, IRTF, and Magellan observatories. The scientific goals for this sample are to deduce the compositional distribution of the near-Earth object population. Knowledge of this distribution will allow the origin and relative hazard of the NEO population to be better understood and will provide the basis for gaining further insights to asteroid-meteorite and asteroid-comet relationships. While a portion of our NEO sample has been published, spectral measurements are newly presented here for more than 250 NEOs. All published SMASS spectra are available at our website http://smass.mit.edu/. These new near-Earth object spectra will also be made available at the SMASS website at the time they are submitted for publication.

Binzel, R. P.; Harris, A. W.; Bus, S. J.; Rivkin, A. S.; Burbine, T. H.

2003-01-01

243

[Use of allergy implants in Germany: results of a survey].  

PubMed

In a representative survey among members of the working group for joint replacement (AE) in Germany (86.7% response) it was found that 0.6% of patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and 1.2% of patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) may have a problem due to hypersensitivity to nickel or cobalt after implantation. Only one third of them may need revision surgery. Although patients with hypersensitivity are rare 84% of surgeons would prefer to use a specially coated allergy implant for knee arthroplasty patients. However, no long term results and few data on the topic of allergies and joint arthroplasty are available for these implants so that this has to be critically discussed with patients. Before a revision is performed it is recommended to perform knee arthroscopy to obtain tissue for microbiological and histopathological investigations. The second part of this questionnaire will look at the special question of how to deal with allergy patients based on constructed case examples. PMID:23867890

Thomsen, M; Rozak, M; Thomas, P

2013-08-01

244

The Unintentional Injurer: Results From the Boston Youth Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We sought to provide additional information about the characteristics of adolescents who were most likely to cause unintentional injury to other people. Methods. In 2008, as part of a randomized survey of high-school students in the Boston Public School system, more than 1800 respondents answered questions about unintentionally causing an injury to someone else in the past year. Results. More than 20% of boys and 13% of girls reported unintentionally injuring another person in the past year. Being male, exercising, participating in organized activities, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury during sports. Using illegal drugs, having friends who are a bad influence, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury not associated with sports. Conclusions. Unintentionally injuring another person is a fairly common event for high-school students. Characteristics differ between adolescents who unintentionally injure others during sports versus those who unintentionally injure others during nonsports activities. Many of the risk factors for causing unintentional injury unrelated to sports are similar to those for intentionally causing injury.

Solnick, Sara J.

2011-01-01

245

DUst around NEarby Stars. The survey observational results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Context. Debris discs are a consequence of the planet formation process and constitute the fingerprints of planetesimal systems. Their solar system counterparts are the asteroid and Edgeworth-Kuiper belts. Aims: The DUNES survey aims at detecting extra-solar analogues to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt around solar-type stars, putting in this way the solar system into context. The survey allows us to address some questions related to the prevalence and properties of planetesimal systems. Methods: We used Herschel/PACS to observe a sample of nearby FGK stars. Data at 100 and 160 ?m were obtained, complemented in some cases with observations at 70 ?m, and at 250, 350 and 500 ?m using SPIRE. The observing strategy was to integrate as deep as possible at 100 ?m to detect the stellar photosphere. Results: Debris discs have been detected at a fractional luminosity level down to several times that of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. The incidence rate of discs around the DUNES stars is increased from a rate of ~12.1% ± 5% before Herschel to ~20.2% ± 2%. A significant fraction (~52%) of the discs are resolved, which represents an enormous step ahead from the previously known resolved discs. Some stars are associated with faint far-IR excesses attributed to a new class of cold discs. Although it cannot be excluded that these excesses are produced by coincidental alignment of background galaxies, statistical arguments suggest that at least some of them are true debris discs. Some discs display peculiar SEDs with spectral indexes in the 70-160 ?m range steeper than the Rayleigh-Jeans one. An analysis of the debris disc parameters suggests that a decrease might exist of the mean black body radius from the F-type to the K-type stars. In addition, a weak trend is suggested for a correlation of disc sizes and an anticorrelation of disc temperatures with the stellar age. Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA.Appendices are available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.orgTables 14 and 15 are also available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/555/A11Full Tables 2-5, 10 and 12 are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/555/A11

Eiroa, C.; Marshall, J. P.; Mora, A.; Montesinos, B.; Absil, O.; Augereau, J. Ch.; Bayo, A.; Bryden, G.; Danchi, W.; del Burgo, C.; Ertel, S.; Fridlund, M.; Heras, A. M.; Krivov, A. V.; Launhardt, R.; Liseau, R.; Löhne, T.; Maldonado, J.; Pilbratt, G. L.; Roberge, A.; Rodmann, J.; Sanz-Forcada, J.; Solano, E.; Stapelfeldt, K.; Thébault, P.; Wolf, S.; Ardila, D.; Arévalo, M.; Beichmann, C.; Faramaz, V.; González-García, B. M.; Gutiérrez, R.; Lebreton, J.; Martínez-Arnáiz, R.; Meeus, G.; Montes, D.; Olofsson, G.; Su, K. Y. L.; White, G. J.; Barrado, D.; Fukagawa, M.; Grün, E.; Kamp, I.; Lorente, R.; Morbidelli, A.; Müller, S.; Mutschke, H.; Nakagawa, T.; Ribas, I.; Walker, H.

2013-07-01

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Jordan 1990: results from the demographic and health survey.  

PubMed

Summary results from the 1990 Jordan Demographic and Health Survey are reported in a series of 27 charts and tables. The sample survey represented regions and the nation. A household questionnaire was collected from 16,296 households; 6461 ever married women 15-49 years completed an individual questionnaire. Information is provided on the general population characteristics and the educational status and urban/rural residence of ever married women. Population was reported as 3.86 million and a growth rate of 3.17%. Fertility is represented as the total fertility rate in 5-year groups since 1955, fertility differentials by residence and educational level, and age specific fertility. Fertility preferences are expressed by age and preferences by number of living children. The desire to stop childbearing is reported by the number of living children among currently married women. The planning status by the number of living children is also reported. Contraceptive prevalence is shown by residence and educational level in one chart and by age and by number of living children in another chart. Current contraceptive usage is revealed by source of supply and method used. Knowledge and use patterns among currently married women is indicated by whether respondent ever used or was currently using. Currently married nonusers were asked to indicate their intention to use in the future, which was tabulated by the number of living children women had. The reason for nonuse by age is provided. Marital and contraceptive status is in terms of marital status by age group, differences in age at first birth, and contraceptive status by marital status. The median duration of postpartum interval is indicated by status: breast feeding, nonsusceptible, amenorrhea, and abstinence. Differences in breast feeding and amenorrhea are shown by residence and educational level. Infant mortality trends and differences by education and residence are given as well as the number of children ever born and surviving by age of mother. Vaccination coverage, diarrhea incidence, and type of childbirth delivery personnel are given in addition to anthropometric measures. PMID:1293864

1992-01-01

247

Teacher Flight--Yes or Guess?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of Wisconsin school districts showed that teacher resignation rates were quite low. Smaller districts faced the highest number of resignations. Resigning teachers tended to be rated by their supervisors as above average. The study results suggest that fears of "teacher flight" may be exaggerated. (PGD)

Wilkins, M. Gilbert; Korschgen, Ann

1985-01-01

248

Teachers of Students with Severe Handicaps.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demands of the institutionalization on regular and special education teachers and administrators are described, as are the competencies required of special education teachers. Results of a recent Canada-wide survey of the current status of programs training teachers and other personnel to work with students having severe and multiple handicaps are…

Csapo, Marg; Baine, David

1985-01-01

249

Opinions Expressed by Students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1989 Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Opinions of 681 University of Nebraska at Omaha students concerning college services and the college environment were surveyed, and results compared with four previous surveys. The survey utilized the standardized instrument developed by the American College Testing Corporation along with a series of local information questions. The survey's four…

Crawford, A. E., II

1989-01-01

250

Graduating Student Survey Results Summary Report, 2000-2001. The InfoDigest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a report on the results of the 2000-2001 graduating student survey administered at Dalton State College (DSC) (Georgia). The survey was used to help assess the community college's overall effectiveness. A total of 185 graduating students (63% of graduating class) responded to the survey. The survey was sorted into five sections:…

Dalton State Coll., GA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

251

Connecting With Their Inner Beings: An International Survey of Drama\\/ Theatre Teachers' Perceptions of Creative Teaching and Teaching for Creative Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the first phase of a multinational exploration of the nature of creativity and its relationship to drama\\/theatre education, a mixed methods survey was given to 100 classroom teachers in four countries: Canada (Ontario), the United States (Arizona), Jamaica and Norway. Teachers were both elementary generalist and secondary specialists; most had some drama education. This article documents the following: a

Laura A. McCammon; Larry OFarrell; Aud Berggraf Sæbø; Brian Heap

2010-01-01

252

Are Individualized Education Plans a Good Thing? A Survey of Teachers' Perceptions of the Utility of IEPs in Regular Education Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this survey was to investigate the perceptions of regular education teachers on the utility of individualized education plans (IEPs) for children with disabilities within an inclusive classroom. One hundred and twenty three regular education teachers from Alabama and Georgia were respondents. Twenty-six percent of respondents were…

Lee-Tarver, Aleada

2006-01-01

253

Does Initial Teacher Education Make a Difference? The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Teachers' Attitudes towards Educational Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the extent to which student teachers' attitudes towards inclusion change over the course of a four-year Bachelor of Education programme in Scotland. Using a mixed methods design, the study employed a quantitative survey, a qualitative interview and survey to obtain data from two cohorts of student teachers. Results indicate…

Sosu, Edward M.; Mtika, Peter; Colucci-Gray, Laura

2010-01-01

254

New Results from the Supernova Ia Progenitor Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report on a systematic radial velocity survey for double degenerate (DD) binaries as potential progenitors of type Ia supernovae: SPY (ESO Supernovae Ia Progenitor surveY). More than 1000 white dwarfs and pre-white dwarfs were observed with the VLT. Our aim is to perform a statistically significant test of the DD scenario. SPY detected more than 100 new binary white dwarfs, dramatically increasing the number of known DDs. System parameters are determined from ongoing follow-up observations. Our sample includes systems with masses close to the Chandrasekhar limit and a probable SN Ia progenitor candidate.

Napiwotzki, R.; Karl, C. A.; Nelemans, G.; Yungelson, L.; Christlieb, N.; Drechsel, H.; Heber, U.; Homeier, D.; Koester, D.; Kruk, J.; Leibundgut, B.; Marsh, T. R.; Moehler, S.; Renzini, A.; Reimers, D.

2005-07-01

255

AKARI IRC Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Outline of the Survey and Initial Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We observed an area of 10deg2 of the Large Magellanic Cloud using the Infrared Camera (IRC) on board AKARI. The observations were carried out using five imaging filters (3, 7, 11, 15, and 24?m) and adispersion prism (2-5?m, ? / ?? sim 20) equipped in the IRC. This paper describes an outline of our survey project, and presents some initial results using imaging data that detected over 5.9 × 105 near-infrared and 6.4 × 104 mid-infrared point sources. The 10 ? detection limits of our survey are about 16.5, 14.0, 12.3, 10.8, and 9.2 in Vega-magnitude at 3, 7, 11, 15, and 24?m, respectively. The 11 and 15?m data, which are unique to AKARI IRC, allow us to construct color-magnitude diagrams that are useful to identify stars with circumstellar dust. We found anew sequence in the color-magnitude diagram, which is attributed to red giants with luminosity fainter than that of the tip of the first red-giant branch. We suggest that this sequence is likely to be related to the broad emission feature of aluminum oxide at 11.5?m. The 11 and 15?m data also indicate that the ([11]-[15]) color of both oxygen-rich and carbon-rich red giants once becomes blue, and then turns red again in the course of their evolution, probably due to a change in the flux ratio of the silicate or silicon carbide emission feature at 10 or 11.3?m to the 15?m flux.

Ita, Yoshifusa; Onaka, Takashi; Kato, Daisuke; Tanabé, Toshihiko; Sakon, Itsuki; Kaneda, Hidehiro; Kawamura, Akiko; Shimonishi, Takashi; Wada, Takehiko; Usui, Fumihiko; Koo, Bon-Chul; Matsuura, Mikako; Takahashi, Hidenori; Nakada, Yoshikazu; Hasegawa, Tetsuo; Tamura, Motohide

2008-12-01

256

Teachers' Opinion about the Nature of Giftedness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the results of a survey that queried 34 Hungarian teachers of gifted children on the definition of gifted children, developing giftedness, behavior problems of gifted children, enrichment activities, and parent participation. The teachers were attending in-service training on giftedness. Findings of the survey indicate that…

David, Imre; Balogh, Laszlo

1997-01-01

257

SY 2008-09 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results (Full Report). DoDEA Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Customer Satisfaction Survey is a biennial survey administered by DoDEA to parents and students to monitor DoDEA's success in meeting students' needs. The survey is administered every other year to sponsors with children in pre-kindergarten--12th grade and to students in grades 4-12. For the…

Department of Defense Education Activity, 2009

2009-01-01

258

SY 2010-11 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results (Full Report). DoDEA Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Customer Satisfaction Survey is a biennial survey administered by DoDEA to parents and students to monitor DoDEA's success in meeting students' needs. The survey is administered every other year to sponsors with children in pre-kindergarten-12th grade and to students in grades 4-12. For the…

Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011

2011-01-01

259

Results of the 2010 Survey on Teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of faculty teaching the chemical reaction engineering course or sequence during the 2009-2010 academic year at chemical engineering programs in the United States and Canada reveals change in terms of content, timing, and approaches to teaching. The report consists of two parts: first, a statistical and demographic characterization of the…

Silverstein, David L.; Vigeant, Margot A. S.

2012-01-01

260

Results of the Spring 1989 Student Survey: A Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every 2 years, a student survey is conducted in the Los Angeles Community College District to determine students' educational goals and plans, enrollment and personal characteristics, financial resources, participation in curricular and extracurricular activities, progress toward goals, and evaluation of services and facilities. In 1989, the study…

Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.

261

Italian Astronomy Libraries Webpages: Results of Two Surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two surveys have been designed, one to be filled by astronomy librarians and the other by researchers and users, with the purpose of understanding what librarians want to communicate through their webpages and what is really perceived and used by their patrons.

Schiavone, L.

2007-10-01

262

Censorship Iceberg: Results of an Alberta Public Library Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survey which examined censorship requests in Alberta public libraries revealed that: more than one community challenge occurs in average week; in one out of three cases, impugned book was removed from shelves; high proportion of libraries reported no written censorship policies. List of 41 challenged titles is appended. (11 references) (EJS)

Schrader, Alvin M.; Walker, Keith

1986-01-01

263

The 1990 Post-Enumeration Survey: Operations and Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Census Bureau has struggled for decades with the problem of undercount in the population census. Although the net national undercount has been greatly reduced in recent censuses, it still tends to display important differences by race, ethnic origin, and geographic location. The 1990 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) was designed to produce Census tabulation of states and local areas corrected for

Howard Hogan

1993-01-01

264

Survey Results of the Ethical Beliefs of Business Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a survey of 581 business students, behavior they believed most unethical included taking a test for someone else and obtaining answers during an exam. They were less certain about studying from someone else's notes and failing to report unfavorable errors in grading. Compared to a 1976 study, current students believe their peers seldom…

Johns, Sharon K.; Strand, Carolyn A.

2000-01-01

265

Results of the 2000 Creek Plantation Swamp Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a survey of the Creek Plantation located along the Savannah River and borders the southeast portion of the Savannah River Site. The land is primarily undeveloped and agricultural; its purpose is to engage in equestrian-related operations. A...

P. D. Fledderman

2000-01-01

266

Results from a U.S. Absolute Gravity Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Using the recently completed JILA absolute gravity meter, we made a survey of twelve sites in the United States. Over a period of eight weeks, the instrument was driven a total distance of nearly 20,000 km to sites in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyo...

M. A. Zumberge J. E. Faller J. Gschwind

1982-01-01

267

Trip Staff Training Practices: Survey and Discussion Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion group and survey examined trip-staff training practices among outdoor and adventure recreation/education programs. Of the 40 participants, 80 percent worked with university noncredit programs, with the remaining participants representing university for-credit, military recreation, nonprofit, and for-profit programs. Although the…

Zwaagstra, Lynn

268

Results of the Student Satisfaction Survey Conducted in Spring 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the Spring 2004 semester, the Office of Institutional Research of Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento, CA) collaborated with the College Research Offices to conduct the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, the third administration of this student satisfaction survey since 1998. This analytical report summarizes the…

Beachler, Judith A.

2004-01-01

269

Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) 2003: Tabulated Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2003 Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) was administered to a random sample of 16,372 active duty officer and enlisted Sailors between March and June 2003. The NPS focuses on work-related topics, such as job satisfaction, career intentions, organization...

J. B. Janega K. P. Whittam

2006-01-01

270

Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) 2005: Tabulated Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2005 Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) was administered in March 2005 to a stratified random sample of approximately 16,000 active duty officers and enlisted Sailors. The NPS focused on work-life topics, such as job satisfaction, leadership satisfactio...

K. P. Whittam

2007-01-01

271

Results Of The 2003 Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to measure the major health risk behaviors performed by youth. These health risk behaviors include: behaviors that contribute to intentional and unintentional injuries; the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; sexual behaviors that contribute…

Engstrom, Martha C.; Parrie, Chelsey; Miller, Russell; Li, Yuan

2004-01-01

272

Asking the Clients: Results of a National Bookmobile Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1991 national survey by the Center for the Study of Rural Librarianship at Clarion University of Pennsylvania measured user reaction to bookmobile services. Respondents reported that bookmobiles have an overwhelmingly positive impact on their lives, and the vast majority (71 percent) put the value of services received in excess of $20.00 per…

Vavrek, Bernard

1992-01-01

273

Community College Faculty Governance Leaders: Results of a National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiles individuals in the faculty governance leadership position, based on survey responses from 244 faculty governance leaders, including their written and oral communication apprehension levels, and the relationship of this apprehension to job-related stressors. States that effective communication is paramount to faculty governance unit leader…

Pope, Myron L.; Miller, Michael T.

2000-01-01

274

Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The integration facility survey effort described is structured to examine the facility resources needed to conduct life science payload (LSP) integration checkout activities at NASA-JSC. The LSP integration facility operations and functions are defined along with the LSP requirements for facility design. A description of available JSC life science facilities is presented and a comparison of accommodations versus requirements is reported.

Wells, G. W.; Brown, N. E.; Nelson, W. G.

1976-01-01

275

Education and Outreach Needs Assessment Survey Results (PDF)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What resources would you need to pursue education/outreach activities? What incentives would increase the probability of your participation in education/outreach activities? In 2003, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducted a surveyed focused on current education and outreach activities and the needs of researchers in regards to participating in such programs.

276

Results of the 2010-2011 Illinois Deer Management Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A stratified random sample of Illinois farmers was generated and 5,000 farmers were mailed a self-administred, 8-page questionnaire. We received 2,706 surveys for a 55 percent response rate. Statewide, 51 percent of farmers perceived an increase in white-...

C. A. Miller L. K. Campbell M. G. Alessi

2011-01-01

277

Results of the Survey on Program Management in Education Abroad  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to gather information on the latest management practices in the field, the Forum on Education Abroad's Data Committee, under the leadership of its chair, Kim Kreutzer, designed a survey to assess study abroad program management practices. The Data Committee was assisted in this effort by the Forum's Standards Committee and the Forum…

Forum on Education Abroad, 2007

2007-01-01

278

Art Therapy with Hispanic Clients: Results of a Survey Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the growing number of Hispanics in the US and in caseloads of art therapists, previous literature on this topic is scarce and predominantly based on case studies. This survey assessed the perceptions of 27 art therapists from large metropolitan areas regarding the use of art therapy with Hispanic clients. These perceptions included client…

Bermudez, Diana; ter Maat, Mercedes

2006-01-01

279

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shares findings from a WSI-conducted survey of pre-apprenticeship programs in the construction trades. Based on responses from 260 programs nationwide, the report presents information about program size, services offered, populations served, funding sources, and successes and challenges in placing trainees in apprenticeships or…

Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

2009-01-01

280

Pharmacy Instruction in Medical Oncology: Results of a National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey concerning oncology instruction in pharmacy schools found it taught primarily as part of a course in medicinal chemistry/pharmacology or therapeutics. Twenty-one schools offer an oncology course, with others planning them. Oncology clerkships are currently available in 42 schools. Increased emphasis on oncology instruction is encouraged.…

Cersosimo, Robert J.

1989-01-01

281

Characterizing Strong Geoscience Departments: Results of a National Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a follow up to a survey of geoscience departments drawn primarily from American Association of Universities (AAU) institutions, we have expanded the number and type of departments to include a much broader range of institutions and to address key issues about factors that department heads and chairs feel are indicative of strong departments. The previous survey, completed at a very high rate of return, indicated that the biggest opportunities at AAU institutions included large, community-wide initiatives, while the biggest threats included declining resources and associated issues such as faculty retention. The new survey follows on a workshop, Building Strong Geoscience Departments, held in February 2005 at which 25 participants discussed the state of geoscience departments and developed ideas for strengthening departments. The new survey addresses departmental demographics of a much broader range of departments and institutions, including two year, primarily undergraduate, and graduate degree-granting departments/institutions. In addition to perceived threats and opportunities, the survey includes aspects and characteristics of strong departments. For example, department heads and chairs respond to a variety of possible attributes of strong departments, including: 1) Defining the mission of the department in such a way that it is aligned with the institutional vision; 2) Taking a proactive stance in building modern and dynamic geoscience curricula and, as appropriate, research agendas; 3) Working effectively as a department team; 4) Acknowledging that recruitment, development, and retention of students, faculty, and staff are key elements of departmental success and working effectively in these areas; 5) Developing strong departmental leaders now and for the future; 6) Communicating success, using effective metrics, to colleagues, senior administrators, students, donors, and friends; and 7) Forging strategic partnerships within the university (e.g., with biosciences, engineering, environmental studies, or geography) and outside the university (e.g., employers or alumni).

Richardson, R. M.

2005-12-01

282

NATIONAL SURFACE WATER SURVEY, NATIONAL STREAM SURVEY. PHASE 1. PILOT SURVEY, SUMMARY OF QUALITY ASSURANCE DATA RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

A primary objective of the National Surface Water Survey and, thus, of the National Stream Survey is to ensure that the data collected are scientifically sound and of known quality. An extensive quality assurance program has been established in support of the objective. To evalua...

283

Malaria transmission in Libreville: results of a one year survey  

PubMed Central

Background In Gabon, vector transmission has been poorly studied. Since the implementation of the Roll Back malaria recommendations, clinical studies have shown a decline in the burden of malaria in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon. To better understand the transmission dynamic in Libreville, an entomological survey was conducted in five districts of the city. Methods Mosquitoes were sampled by human landing collection during 1 year in five districts of Libreville: Alibandeng, Beauséjour, Camp des Boys and Sotega. Mosquitoes were identified morphologically and by molecular methods. The Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoïte indices were measured by ELISA, and the entomological inoculation rates (EIR) were calculated for all areas. Molecular assessments of pyrethroid knock down resistance (kdr) and of insensitive acetylcholinesterase resistance were conducted. Results A total of 57,531 mosquitoes were caught during 341 person-nights (161 person-nights indoor and 180 person-nights outdoor) among which, 4,223 were Anopheles gambiae s.l. The average Human Biting Rate fell from 15.5 bites per person during the rainy season to 4.7 during the dry season. The An. gambiae complex population was composed of An. gambiae s.s molecular form S (99.5%), Anopheles melas (0.3%) and An. gambiae s.s. form M (0.2%). Thirty-three out of 4,223 An. gambiae s.l. were found to be infected by P. falciparum (CSP index = 0.78%). The annual EIR was estimated at 33.9 infected bites per person per year ranging from 13 in Alibandeng to 88 in Sotega. No insensitive AChE mutation was identified but both kdr-w and kdr-e mutations were present in An. gambiae molecular form S with a higher frequency of the kdr-w allele (76%) than the kdr-e allele (23.5%). Conclusion Malaria transmission in Libreville occurred mainly during the rainy season but also during the dry season in the five districts. Transmission level is high and seems to be very heterogeneous in the town. Interestingly, the highest EIR was recorded in the most central and urbanized quarter and the lowest in a peripheral area. The decrease of transmission usually seen from peri-urban areas to urban centers is probably more dependent of the socio-economic level of a quarter than of its location in the city. Urban malaria control programmes need to consider the socio economic level of an area rather than the location in the city in order to determine the areas most favourable to malaria transmission.

2012-01-01

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The resident-as-teacher educational challenge: a needs assessment survey at the National Autonomous University of Mexico Faculty of Medicine  

PubMed Central

Background The role of residents as educators is increasingly recognized, since it impacts residents, interns, medical students and other healthcare professionals. A widespread implementation of resident-as-teacher courses in developed countries' medical schools has occurred, with variable results. There is a dearth of information about this theme in developing countries. The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine has more than 50% of the residency programs' physician population in Mexico. This report describes a needs assessment survey for a resident as teacher program at our institution. Methods A cross-sectional descriptive survey was developed based on a review of the available literature and discussion by an expert multidisciplinary committee. The goal was to identify the residents' attitudes, academic needs and preferred educational strategies regarding resident-as-teacher activities throughout the residency. The survey was piloted and modified accordingly. The paper anonymous survey was sent to 7,685 residents, the total population of medical residents in UNAM programs in the country. Results There was a 65.7% return rate (5,186 questionnaires), a broad and representative sample of the student population. The residents felt they had knowledge and were competent in medical education, but the majority felt a need to improve their knowledge and skills in this discipline. Most residents (92.5%) felt that their role as educators of medical students, interns and other residents was important/very important. They estimated that 45.5% of their learning came from other residents. Ninety percent stated that it was necessary to be trained in teaching skills. The themes identified to include in the educational intervention were mostly clinically oriented. The educational strategies in order of preference were interactive lectures with a professor, small groups with a moderator, material available in a website for self-learning, printed material for self-study and homework, and small group web-based learning. Conclusions There is a large unmet need to implement educational interventions to improve residents' educational skills in postgraduate educational programs in developing countries. Most perceived needs of residents are practical and clinically oriented, and they prefer traditional educational strategies. Resident as teachers educational interventions need to be designed taking into account local needs and resources.

2010-01-01

285

The World Fertility Survey and Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys: a comparison of substantive results.  

PubMed

This paper deals with the findings of the World Fertility Survey (WFS) and Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPSs) in five areas of common interest: fertility, contraceptive use, measuring the effect of the availability of contraceptives on levels of use, the unmet need for family planning services, and breastfeeding. The comparisons have several implications for those designing surveys of fertility and family planning in developing countries, among them, that women should be asked for the dates of at least their last two births (not just the last birth as in the CPSs) in order to ensure accurate estimates of fertility and duration of breastfeeding. PMID:6701950

Anderson, J E; Cleland, J G

1984-01-01

286

The US Geological Survey's national coal resource assessment: The results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The US Geological Survey and the State geological surveys of many coal-bearing States recently completed a new assessment of the top producing coal beds and coal zones in five major producing coal regions the Appalachian Basin, Gulf Coast, Illinois Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. The assessments, which focused on both coal quality and quantity, utilized geographic information system technology and large databases. Over 1,600,000 million short tons of coal remain in over 60 coal beds and coal zones that were assessed. Given current economic, environmental, and technological restrictions, the majority of US coal production will occur in that portion of the assessed coal resource that is lowest in sulfur content. These resources are concentrated in parts of the central Appalachian Basin, Colorado Plateau, and the Northern Rocky Mountains. ?? Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Ruppert, L. F.; Kirschbaum, M. A.; Warwick, P. D.; Flores, R. M.; Affolter, R. H.; Hatch, J. R.

2002-01-01

287

Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale criteria survey results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Standard (V-NIIRS) consists of a ranked set of subjective criteria to assist analysts in assigning an interpretability quality level to a motion imagery clip. The V-NIIRS rating standard is needed to support the tasking, retrieval, and exploitation of motion imagery. A criteria survey was conducted to yield individual pair-wise criteria rankings and scores. Statistical

Darrell Young; James Yen; Fred Petitti; Tariq Bakir; Michelle Brennan; Robert Butto Jr.

2009-01-01

288

Airborne-biogeochemical survey test-case results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Airborne spectroradiometer surveys over several forest-covered sulfide bodies indicate that mineralization has affected the overlying vegetation; anomalous spectral reflectivity properties can be detected in the vegetation using appropriate remote-sensing interments and data-reduction techniques. Mineralization induces subtle changes in the shape of the chlorophyll a and b absorption spectrum between 550 and 750 nm. The observed spectral variations appear specifically to be on the wings of the broad red chlorophyll bars, centered at about 680 nm.

Collins, William E.; Chang, Sheng-Huei; Raines, Gary L.; Canney, Frank C.; Ashley, Roger

1980-01-01

289

New Results from the AO327 Drift Pulsar Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Arecibo 327 MHz drift pulsar survey (AO327) has operated since 2010 and aims to cover the entire Arecibo sky (declinations of -1 to 38 degrees). We present details on the progress of the survey and a new set of discoveries over the past year. Phase 1 of AO327 targets declinations of -1 to 28 degrees and is 55% complete; Phase 2 will target declinations of 28 to 38 degrees. The survey is expected to be completed in 2017. Out of a total of 28 new pulsars, 12 were found in 2013, including three millisecond pulsars. PSR J2234+06 has a rotation period of 3.58 ms and is in a 32-day orbit in a binary system with a white dwarf companion. This pulsar is bright and a very stable rotator, making it suitable for inclusion in Pulsar Timing Arrays. The orbit of J2234+06 has an eccentricity of 0.13, which cannot be accounted for by stellar evolution but may be explained by an origin in a subsequently disrupted hierarchical triple, or by an exchange interaction. PSR J0509+08 has a period of 4.06 ms and is in a 4.9-day binary system with a white dwarf companion. This pulsar is also a candidate for inclusion in PTAs.

Deneva, Julia S.; Stovall, K.; McLaughlin, M.; Bates, S.; Freire, P.; Martinez, J.; Jenet, F.; Bagchi, M.

2014-01-01

290

Public Opinion and Gun Control: A Comparison of Results From Two Recent National Surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article compares results from two recent national surveys of public opinion on gun control and related weapons-policy issues. One survey was commissioned by the National Rifle Association, the other by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Handgun Violence. Despite the vastly different outlooks of the two sponsoring organizations, the results from both surveys are nearly identical everywhere

James D. Wright

1981-01-01

291

Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents ...

2010-01-01

292

Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents ...

2011-01-01

293

Results of a baghouse operation and maintenance survey on industry and utility coal-fired boilers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents results of a baghouse operation and maintenance survey on industry and utility coal-fired boilers. The survey consisted of a comprehensive questionnaire suitable to statistical interpretation and computer analysis.

J. Reynolds; S. Kreidenweis; L. Theodore

1982-01-01

294

Final Report - Independent Confirmatory Survey Summary and Results for the Hematite Decommissioning Project  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of the confirmatory surveys were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the NRC in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the licensee’s procedures and survey results.

E.N. Bailey

2009-03-18

295

THE BURRELL-OPTICAL-KEPLER-SURVEY (BOKS). I. SURVEY DESCRIPTION AND INITIAL RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

We present the initial results of a 40 night contiguous ground-based campaign of time series photometric observations of a 1.39 deg{sup 2} field located within the NASA Kepler Mission field of view. The goal of this pre-launch survey was to search for transiting extrasolar planets and to provide independent variability information of stellar sources. We have gathered a data set containing light curves of 54,687 stars from which we have created a statistical sub-sample of 13,786 stars between 14 < r < 18.5 and have statistically examined each light curve to test for variability. We present a summary of our preliminary photometric findings including the overall level and content of stellar variability in this portion of the Kepler field and give some examples of unusual variable stars found within. We present a preliminary catalog of 2,457 candidate variable stars, of which 776 show signs of periodicity. We also present three potential exoplanet candidates, all of which should be observable by the Kepler mission.

Feldmeier, John J.; Kutsko, Rebecca M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH 44555 (United States); Howell, Steve B. [National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, AZ 85726 (United States); Sherry, William [National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85726 (United States); Von Braun, Kaspar; Ciardi, David R. [NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Everett, Mark E. [Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Paul Harding; Mihos, J. Christopher; Rudick, Craig S. [Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 (United States); Lee, Ting-Hui [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 42101 (United States); Van Belle, Gerard T., E-mail: jjfeldmeier@ysu.edu [European Southern Observatory, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2011-07-15

296

Pronunciation-Specific Adjustment Strategies for Intelligibility in L2 Teacher Talk: Results and Implications of a Questionnaire Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire study was conducted to examine how 120 highly experienced EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers in Japan adjust their pronunciation in order to facilitate and refine their students' learning skills to approach mutual intelligibility in second language (L2) classrooms (i.e. "pronunciation-specific teacher talk"). The results

Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim

2012-01-01

297

Evaluation of the Research in the Scope of the Proficiency of Teachers in Terms of Subject, Aim, Method, and Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was the evaluation of the researches that were conducted in our country on proficiency of the teachers in terms of subject, aim, method and results, and was to state the necessary points to be taken into consideration in the choice of methods. 21 researches in the scope of proficiency of teachers were examined for this…

Kaskaya, Alper

2012-01-01

298

A Survey of Primary School Teachers' Understanding and Implementation of Moral Education in Trinidad and Tobago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary school teachers (n=319) from 35 public, private, parochial, coeducational, and single-sex schools in Trinidad and Tobago were questioned about how they teach moral education and their moral educational objectives. Reports that teachers (1) seldom use specific curricula; (2) feel responsible for students' moral education; and (3) choose…

Kutnick, Peter

1990-01-01

299

Surveying In-Service Preschool Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many teachers are reporting that they need to develop more subject-specific applications of educational technology. However, there seems to have been a lack of theoretical frameworks to guide educators in preparing and developing in-service preschool teacher education in the area of educational technology until the recent emergence of the…

Liang, Jyh-Chong; Chai, Ching Sing; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Yang, Ching-Ju; Tsai, Chin-Chung

2013-01-01

300

Survey of Indiana Music Teachers on Using Composition in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this study was to examine composition practices in public schools across the state of Indiana, to investigate who incorporates composition and why they chose to use or not use composing tasks. A second purpose was to learn if teachers had an operational definition for composition. Three hundred thirty-nine teachers

Strand, Katherine

2006-01-01

301

A National Profile of Teacher Education Faculty: The Construction of an Online Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education teacher education faculty are responsible for educating the next generation of teachers. Despite their significant role, little is known about their characteristics, work preferences, or role responsibilities. The last comprehensive study undertaken to examine these variables was conducted approximately 25 years ago by Metzler…

Graber, Kim C.; Erwin, Heather; Woods, Amelia Mays; Rhoades, Jesse; Zhu, Weimo

2011-01-01

302

THE DEMAND FOR AND SELECTED SOURCES OF TEACHERS IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, STATE DIRECTOR SURVEY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS MAILED TO THE STATE DIRECTOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO OBTAIN DATA CONCERNING THE NUMBER AND TYPE OF FULL-TIME HIGH SCHOOL AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL TEACHERS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AND THE PROJECTED NUMBER OF TEACHERS THAT WOULD BE NEEDED DURING THE NEXT 3 YEARS. THEY WERE…

HENSEL, JAMES W.

303

A Multistate Survey of Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of Their Transition Competencies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adult outcomes for students with disabilities continue to remain below their peers without disabilities, and such poor postsecondary outcomes may be due to special education teachers who are unprepared to plan and deliver effective transition services. This study examined the perceptions of 557 middle and high school special education teachers

Benitez, Debra T.; Morningstar, Mary E.; Frey, Bruce B.

2009-01-01

304

Preliminary Results of the Spitzer SWIRE Brown Dwarf Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SWIRE (The Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic survey) is a Spitzer Legacy project which has mapped nearly 50 square degrees in 5 optical (U, g, r, i, z - not yet complete) and 7 infrared bands (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, 8.0, 24, 70, and 160 microns). The survey observed low background sky to a depth of a few microJy at 3.6 and 4.5 microns. While this observing program was designed for extragalactic science, its phenominal depth at the T dwarf SED peak near 4.5 microns makes it ideal for discovering previously unknown field brown dwarfs. Using the current team source catalogs covering about 25 square degrees in three fields, we have identified about 100 sources which fulfill the [4.5] - [3.6] > 0.75 color criteria for brown dwarfs later than T5 (Patten et al. 2005) and are optically invisible down to mr = 26. Careful examination of individual sources to eliminate cosmic rays and extended sources reveal that about 10 are reliable, pointlike, and worthy of spectroscopic followup. Among the false alarms is a class of pointlike optically invisible, but mid-IR bright extragalactic sources which are excluded from the list of brown dwarf candidates by their brightness at 8 and 24 microns. By the time of the January meeting, we will report brown dwarf candidate statistics from nearly the entire SWIRE survey. Further sources may be identified in the already analyzed fields by searching for objects only detected at 4.5 microns.

Padgett, D. L.; Lonsdale, C.; Stapelfeldt, K. R.; O'Linger-Luscusk, J.; SWIRE Legacy Team

2005-12-01

305

Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale criteria survey results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Standard (V-NIIRS) consists of a ranked set of subjective criteria to assist analysts in assigning an interpretability quality level to a motion imagery clip. The V-NIIRS rating standard is needed to support the tasking, retrieval, and exploitation of motion imagery. A criteria survey was conducted to yield individual pair-wise criteria rankings and scores. Statistical analysis shows good agreement with expectations across the 9-levels of interpretability, for each of the 7 content domains.

Young, Darrell; Yen, James; Petitti, Fred; Bakir, Tariq; Brennan, Michelle; Butto, Robert, Jr.

2009-05-01

306

Acquisition Information Management system telecommunication site survey results  

SciTech Connect

The Army acquisition community currently uses a dedicated, point-to-point secure computer network for the Army Material Plan Modernization (AMPMOD). It must transition to the DOD supplied Defense Secure Network 1 (DSNET1). This is one of the first networks of this size to begin the transition. The type and amount of computing resources available at individual sites may or may not meet the new network requirements. This task surveys these existing telecommunications resources available in the Army acquisition community. It documents existing communication equipment, computer hardware, associated software, and recommends appropriate changes.

Hake, K.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Key, B.G. [COR, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1993-09-01

307

Is Medication Information for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Monitored and Coordinated Across Professionals? Findings from a Teacher Survey  

PubMed Central

Prescription medications are commonly used for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), however, there is little research regarding how the effect of medication is monitored across settings once prescribed. The present study addressed this issue for children with ASD in school by administering a questionnaire to teachers of students with ASD who were and were not being given medication. Specifically, the questionnaire assessed the teachers’ knowledge about whether the child was being given medication, and whether behavior changes or side effects were being communicated in any way to the child’s family and prescribing physician. The results showed that for children who were being given medication, fewer than half of the teachers reported knowing the child was being given medication. For those children who were not being given medication, only 53% of the teachers reported correct information for their students. Of the teachers who knew their students were being given medication, all reported that they were not conferring with the child’s prescribing physician regarding behavioral observations or side effects. Whether teachers are blind to the medication types and dosage the students are being given or not, some type of communication to physicians about the children’s behavior at school is important. Given the importance of monitoring medication for children with ASD, implications for system change, for professionals and for funding agencies are discussed.

Koegel, Lynn K.; Krasno, Anna M.; Taras, Howard; Koegel, Robert L.; Frea, William

2013-01-01

308

The XMM Cluster Survey: Present status and latest results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The XMM Cluster Survey (XCS) is a serendipitous search for galaxy clusters using all publicly available data in the XMM-Newton Science Archive. Our recent first data release (XCS-DR1) contains 503 optically confirmed groups and clusters, among which 256 new to the literature and 357 whose X-ray emission was detected for the first time. We discuss their properties and provide an update on the work being done. As examples of the applications of XCS-DR1, we mention the 17 fossil groups/clusters identified with the help of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Their brightest galaxies have stellar populations and star-formation histories which are similar to normal brightest cluster galaxies, but their stellar masses are significantly larger and correspond to a much bigger fraction of the total group/cluster optical luminosity. We also highlight the 15 clusters expected to be also detected by the Planck satellite, and characterize the expected overlap between the final XCS and Planck cluster catalogues.

Viana, P. T. P.; Mehrtens, N.; Harrison, C. D.; Romer, A. K.; Collins, C. A.; Hilton, M.; Hoyle, B.; Kay, S. T.; Liddle, A. R.; Mayers, J. A.; Miller, C. J.; Rooney, P. J.; Sahlén, M.; Stott, J. P.

2013-04-01

309

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Final Results from the 1997 Benchmark Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume presents the results of the 1997 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States that was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Benchmark surveys are BEA's most comprehensive surveys-in terms of both the n...

2001-01-01

310

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Final Results from the 2007 Benchmark Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume presents the results of the 2007 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States that was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis(BEA). Benchmark surveys are BEA's most comprehensive surveys in terms of both the nu...

2011-01-01

311

String-survey results from the CHECKPRO exercise  

SciTech Connect

Exercise CHECKPRO was conducted by the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Division at DOE/NVOO to evaluate procedures related to verification of the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. It took place at the Edgar Mine, operated by the Colorado School of Mines, from June 1 through June 19, 1994. One of the procedures being considered was a method for determining the coordinates of installed hydrodynamic sensor cables without the use of conventional surveying equipment. A test of this method was made for a cable installation similar to the one proposed for the Russian PRILIV event. Though the accuracy obtained, about 4 mm, was more than adequate for verification purposes, the man-hour requirements of the method make its use questionable for likely fielding scenarios.

Wright, B.L.

1994-08-01

312

Practitioners need corporate compliance education: AAO-HNS survey results.  

PubMed

The environment in which otolaryngologists coexist with device and drug development has become increasingly complex. There are broad implications for both the academic and the private practitioner, with neither group being more or less insulated than the other. From the medical, ethical, and resource-oriented standpoints, otolaryngologists must consider this evolving area very carefully. A survey of the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery membership identified areas of education to improve the awareness and knowledge base of these complex considerations. In particular, knowledge of legal proceedings, Food and Drug Administration processes, relevant hospital resources, and conflict of interest considerations were areas in which the membership would benefit from further instruction. PMID:20115967

Devaiah, Anand; Jacobowitz, Ofer; Siegel, Gordy; Shah, Udayan K

2010-02-01

313

Prices, taxes around the world - And why. Annual survey results  

SciTech Connect

On a world average basis, gasoline and diesel No. 2 prices to consumers declined modestly between January 1991 and January 1992, Energy Detente's survey finds. The drops were in response to falling crude oil prices that followed the conclusion of the Persian Gulf War. Demand increases in 1991, where they occurred, are expected to continue in the short term. This issue details price changes by country and highlights causes in selected countries. Sizable oil-consumption declines in the former USSR and Eastern Bloc countries mask substantial increases among European member nations of OECD. This issue also presents the following: (1) the ED Refining Netback Data Series for the US Gulf and West Coasts, Rotterdam, and Singapore as of May 15, 1992; and (2) the ED Fuel Price/Tax Series for countries of the Western Hemisphere, May 1992 Edition.

Not Available

1992-05-28

314

First results from the Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A complete description of the formation of stellar systems, from the initial collapse of a cloud core to the emergence of planets, requires a detailed understanding of the evolution of proto-stars. The largest sample of protostars in the nearest 500 pc is in the Orion molecular clouds where over 400 have been identified with Spitzer. These protostars are forming in a range of en-vironments from dense clusters to near isolation. The Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS) is a 200-hour open-time key project that will use PACS to observe 278 of these protostars, en-compassing a wide range of source luminosities, evolutionary phases, and environments. Deep imaging at the highest resolution possible with PACS will be obtained for the full HOPS sample at 70 and 160 um. These data will sample the peak of the thermal emission from the proto-stellar envelope, enabling the determination of bolometric luminosities, envelope morphologies, and, with the use of radiative transfer codes, envelope densities and infall rates. PACS spectra from 55 to 210 um will also be obtained for 36 of the protostars. Lines of water vapor, OH, O, and CO in these spectra will allow estimates of accretion rates through the envelopes and onto the central objects as well as outflow rates through the envelope cavities. The PACS data will be complemented by existing Spitzer photometry and spectra, an ongoing near-IR imaging campaign with the HST, VLT, IRTF, and Magellan, and data from numerous other ground-based telescopes. We demonstrate the power of this approach with initial models of several Orion protostars using existing Spitzer and HST data. The HOPS images and spectra will compose the first systematic survey of hundreds of protostars in a single molecular cloud, a necessary step in disentangling the complexities of protostellar evolution.

Megeath, Tom; Osorio, Mayra; Ali, Babar

315

Teachers' Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Examining the Boundary between In-Role Behavior and Extra-Role Behavior from the Perspective of Teachers, Principals and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined how different stakeholders in school (principals, teachers, parents) conceptualize teachers' role breadth, i.e., whether they define given behaviors commonly assumed to be OCBs as in-role or extra-role behaviors. Drawing on a survey of 29 principals, 245 teachers and 345 parents, the results showed that principals and teachers

Belogolovsky, Elena; Somech, Anit

2010-01-01

316

Navy-Wide Personnel Survey (NPS) 2008: Summary of Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2008 Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) was administered September 2007 through January 2008 to a stratified random sample of approximately 16,000 active duty officer and enlisted Sailors. The NPS focused on work-life topics, such as Sailor demographics...

K. Whittam

2009-01-01

317

Navy-Wide Personnel Survey (NPS) 2000: Summary of Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 2000 Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) was mailed October through December 2000 to a random sample of 20,000 active duty enlisted personnel and officers. Completed questionnaires were accepted through December 31, 2000. The NPS focuses on such topics a...

M. Olmsted C. Underhill

2003-01-01

318

State School Closure: Fort Worth and Travis Employee Surveys 1993, Parent/Family Surveys, 1993 Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southwest Institute for Developmental Disabilities conducted surveys of families of people being served at two state schools and of employees of those schools about expected school closures. All 871 families, guardians, or primary correspondents with families members at the Fort Worth (FW) or Travis (T) State Schools as of March 31, 1992 were…

Kraushaar, Kevin, Comp.; Elliott, Delia, Comp.

319

Science Teacher Leaders: Exploring Practices and Potential  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has become standard practice for teachers to step into the role of "teacher leaders" and perform a variety of curriculum, instruction and assessment tasks for schools and school districts. The literature regarding these Ohio K-12 teacher leaders, who may perform these tasks in addition to or in lieu of regular teaching assignments, rarely includes a disciplinary focus. In this exploratory, descriptive study the results of a web-based survey containing both closed and open-ended items were used in an inquiry into teacher leaders working with the discipline of science. Data from Ohio teachers responding to the survey were used first to create a standard profile for science teacher leaders. Descriptive statistics and correlations were then performed on quantitative survey data to explore science teacher leader tasks and factors that influence task performance. Analysis of data included descriptions of sense of purpose for their role held by these science teacher leaders. Results indicate that science teacher leaders appear to embrace their role as advocates for science and have great potential for implementing science education reform as well as other science-related school initiatives. Aligning performance, administrative oversight, impact on student achievement and teacher training concerning tasks science teacher leaders are expected to perform would enhance this potential. However, science teacher leaders face challenges to realizing that potential due to ambiguity of their leadership role, the breadth of tasks they tend to perform and lack of alignment between task and outcomes.

Stinson, John Kevin

320

Getting Results From Science Teacher Leadership: The Critical Role of Principals  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There is growing evidence that teacher leaders and principals are indeed effecting-and perhaps-essential allies in leading schoolwide improvement in teacher effectiveness and student learning. This chapter opens with a detailed look at the empirical and t

Miller, Barbara; Landel, Carolyn

2009-02-21

321

INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION, A SURVEY OF PROGRAMS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND CURRICULUM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS (GRADES 7-12) WAS SELECTED, BY SIZE AND TYPE OF SCHOOL, FROM ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 2,259 PRINCIPALS AND 3,040 TEACHERS IN THE FALL OF 1962. RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED FROM 95.1 PERCENT OF THE PRINCIPALS AND 93.7 PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS. THE STUDY…

PELLEY, ALBERT L.; SCHMITT, MARSHALL L.

322

Teacher Survival in Oregon School Districts: First Results of a State-Wide Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The careers of 799 male and 1,265 female teachers employed in Oregon school districts were traced for 4 years from 1962 to 1966 to determine the teachers' survival rates. The primary method of analysis chosen was an actuarial approach which involves construction of a survival curve showing numbers of teachers surviving after each period of time…

Charters, W.W., Jr.

323

Teachers' Attitudes towards Proof of Mathematical Results in the Secondary School Curriculum: The Case of Zimbabwe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated teachers' attitudes towards proofs in the secondary school mathematics curriculum. The study was motivated by a desire to fill a gap existing in the literature in relation to teachers' attitudes towards proofs. Thirty-four secondary school mathematics teachers' responses to a Likert type questionnaire and interviews were…

Nyaumwe, Lovemore; Buzuzi, George

2007-01-01

324

Effects of Professional Development on Teachers' Instruction: Results from a Three-year Longitudinal Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the effects of professional development on teachers' instruction using a purposeful sample of about 207 teachers across 5 states for 1996-1999. Professional development focused on specific instructional practices increased teachers' use of those practices in the classroom, and specific features, such as active learning opportunities,…

Desimone, Laura M.; Porter, Andrew C.; Garet, Michael S.; Yoon, Kwang Suk; Birman, Beatrice F.

2002-01-01

325

`Dust around Nearby Stars' The Survey Observational Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this conference proceedings we summarize the key observational findings of the Herschel DUNES survey. We found 31 discs in our sample, equating to an increased dust incidence with Herschel of 20.2 +/-2.0% compared to previous measurement of ~12.5+/-5% with Spitzer for the same population of nearby, Sun-like stars. We identify no trend towards fewer discs around later spectral types, as had previously been reported for A-M stars. Around half of the discs exhibit extended emission, representing a vast improvement in the number of spatially resolved debris discs and thereby the quality of modelling that can be applied to those systems. We also identify unusual sub-groups of discs, including `steep SED' sources with dust spectral indexes in the 70-160 ?m range, steeper than the Rayleigh-Jeans tail which, whilst not unheard of, are more typically seen at sub-mm wavelengths and candidate `cold discs' which are identified through their lack of significant excess emission at wavelengths shorter than 100 ?m.

Marshall, Jonathan P.

2014-01-01

326

Digital Mobile Planetarium: survey of astronomical concepts presented by teachers on the North Coast of São Paulo  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, a survey of alternative conceptions about basic concepts of Astronomy was carried out on the North Coast of São Paulo with 478 people, visitors of the Digital Mobile Planetarium (DMP). Rodolfo Langhi's thought about alternative conceptions (2005), considered very important, was the base for this study, choosen because it allows to identify these concepts before the intervention methodology, which renders possible to prepare contextualized presentations and helps to propose to teachers - and consequently to students - to compare what they already know with the new information obtained in the sessions at the DMP of the University Cruzeiro do Sul. This is a case study with a quantitative survey and a qualitative analysis of data on astronomical concepts collected through a questionnaire.

Gonzada, Edson Pereira; Voelzke, Marcos Rincon

2014-05-01

327

The VMC Survey - VIII. First results for anomalous Cepheids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The VISTA near-infrared YJKs survey of the Magellanic Clouds System (VMC, PI M.-R. L. Cioni) is collecting deep Ks-band time-series photometry of the pulsating variable stars hosted in the system formed by the two Magellanic Clouds and the Bridge connecting them. In this paper, we present for the first time Ks-band light curves for anomalous Cepheid (AC) variables. In particular, we have analysed a sample of 48 Large Magellanic Cloud ACs, for which identification and optical magnitudes were obtained from the OGLE III and IV catalogues. The VMC Ks-band light curves for ACs are well sampled, with the number of epochs ranging from 8 to 16, and allowing us to obtain very precise mean Ks magnitudes with errors on average of the order of 0.01 mag. The values were used to build the first period-luminosity and period-Wesenheit relations in the near-infrared for fundamental mode and first overtone ACs. At the same time we exploited the optical (V, I) OGLE data to build accurate period-luminosity, period-luminosity-colour and period-Wesenheit relations both for fundamental mode and first overtone ACs. For the first time, these relations were derived from a sample of pulsators which uniformly cover the whole AC instability strip. The application of the optical period-Wesenheit relation to a sample of dwarf galaxies hosting a significant population of ACs revealed that this relation is a valuable tool for deriving distances within the Local Group. Due to its lower dispersion, we expect the Ks period-Wesenheit relations first derived in this paper to represent a valuable tool for measuring accurate distances to galaxies hosting ACs when more data in near-infrared filters become available.

Ripepi, V.; Marconi, M.; Moretti, M. I.; Clementini, G.; Cioni, M.-R. L.; de Grijs, R.; Emerson, J. P.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; Ivanov, V. D.; Oliveira, J. M.

2014-01-01

328

Devices and monitoring during neonatal ECMO: survey results.  

PubMed

A survey of active ECMO centres regarding neonatal ECMO equipment and personnel was obtained by telephone interview in late summer 1989. Forty-seven of the centres in the USA listed in the Ann Arbor ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization) Registry at the time ( greater than 90%) were contacted and all participated. Nearly all use a roller pump, while less than 5% use a centrifugal pump. All programmes use a SciMed membrane oxygenator and 90% a SciMed heat exchanger. Heat exchanger water sources include the Gaymar T-pump (42%), Seabrook (25%) and Cincinnati Sub-Zero (23%) units. Eighty-seven per cent use a bladder box servo-regulated to the roller pump; these are most often custom-made (69%) but 13% of programmes use a commercially available (Seabrook) bladder box. Ten per cent use a pressure-regulated roller pump rather than a conventional (displacement) bladder box to detect decreases in venous return. Nearly 80% monitor circuit line pressures between the pump and patient. Seventeen per cent use an air bubble detector on the arterial side of the circuit. Only 10% use an arterial bubble trap and 6% an arterial line filter. Seventy-five per cent do not monitor gas line pressures into the membrane lung, but one-third do use a gas line pop-off valve to prevent elevated gas phase pressures. Seventy per cent reported use of continuous in-line measurement of mixed venous oxygen saturation; no programme reported any blood chemistries being monitored in line.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10149489

Allison, P L; Kurusz, M; Graves, D F; Zwischenberger, J B

1990-01-01

329

Radiological survey results at Porter Street City Park, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB026)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at the Porter Street City Park, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines

Foley, R.D.; Johnson, C.A.

1992-08-01

330

NSTA Conducts Nuclear Energy Survey for AIF  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey conducted to determine teacher's instructional resources, methods, materials, and attitudes toward various uses of nuclear energy resulted in nearly one thousand science teachers throughout the nation responding. Results of survey are presented and five recommendations for action are made. (DF)

Science Teacher, 1972

1972-01-01

331

Determining the Impact of Training on Teacher Use for a Web-to-Database System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines log files and teacher survey responses to determine the impact of face-to-face training on teachers' Internet use of Alaska Health Online, a health education Web Site. Results show that teachers with training visit the site more frequently and apply materials from the site to their classes more often. A copy of the survey is appended.…

Garrison, Steve; Fenton, Ray; Vaissiere, Sharon

2001-01-01

332

Contextual Effects on the Self-Perceived Efficacy of High School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the self-perceived efficacy of high school teachers. Offers survey results suggesting that teachers tend to feel most efficacious when teaching high track students, particularly in the areas of mathematics and science. Explores the relevance of teacher preparation, grade level, teacher influence upon working conditions, and degree of…

Raudenbush, Stephen W.; And Others

1992-01-01

333

Effects of technical and vocational school teachers' self-efficacy in creative teaching and creative teaching efficacy: Using organizational innovative climate as a mediator variable  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to explore factors affecting the creative teaching efficacy of technical and vocational education teachers, and to make suggestions for creative teaching. The research method is survey research. Using “A Survey on Factors Influencing Technical and Vocational Education Teachers' Creative Teaching Efficacy” as a research tool, this study surveys 314 technical and vocational education teachers. The results find

Chun-Mei Chou; Chien-Hua Shen; His-Chi Hsiao; Su-Chang Chen

2010-01-01

334

US Department of Energy Teacher Research Associates Program: Profile and survey of 1990--1991 participants  

SciTech Connect

Through its laboratories, facilities, and technology centers, the United States Department of Energy supports the development and training of scientists and engineers to meet the nation`s future human resource needs in energy science and technology. This mission is accomplished, in part, through summer programs of active participation by precollege teachers in laboratory research. Since 1989, the Teacher Research Associates (TRAC) program has provided outstanding 7th- through 12th-grade science, mathematics, and technology teachers from across the nation the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects at DOE laboratories. The TRAC program encourages participants, upon returning to their home institution, to share with their students and colleagues the experience and knowledge gained through their research endeavors.

Vivio, F.M. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Stevenson, W.L. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States)

1992-11-01

335

The ethics of feedback of HIV test results in population-based surveys of HIV infection.  

PubMed

Population-based disease prevalence surveys raise ethical questions, including whether participants should be routinely told their test results. Ethical guidelines call for informing survey participants of any clinically relevant finding to enable appropriate management. However, in anonymous surveys of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, participants can "opt out" of being given their test results or are offered the chance to undergo voluntary HIV testing in local counselling and testing services. This is aimed at minimizing survey participation bias. Those who opt out of being given their HIV test results and who do not seek their results miss the opportunity to receive life-saving antiretroviral therapy. The justification for HIV surveys without routine feedback of results to participants is based on a public health utility argument: that the benefits of more rigorous survey methods - reduced participation bias - outweigh the benefits to individuals of knowing their HIV status. However, people with HIV infection have a strong immediate interest in knowing their HIV status. In consideration of the ethical value of showing respect for people and thereby alleviating suffering, an argument based on public health utility is not an appropriate justification. In anonymous HIV surveys as well as other prevalence surveys of treatable conditions in any setting, participation should be on the basis of routine individual feedback of results as an integral part of fully informed participation. Ensuring that surveys are ethically sound may stimulate participation, increase a broader uptake of HIV testing and reduce stigmatization of people who are HIV-positive. PMID:24347734

Maher, Dermot

2013-12-01

336

Analysis of counterfeits and public survey results as design input  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Both Canada and the United States have undertaken recent studies of public knowledge and human perception related to bank notes and counterfeits. These two types of studies yield complementary results that confirm or refute accepted beliefs regarding security features and bank notes, and provide guidance in their design. However, to be useful, the results of these studies need to be evaluated and applied in the context of note design, such evaluation and incorporation of results can be used to improve how bank notes are designed for different users, such as members of the general public, cash handlers, bank tellers and law enforcement personnel. Analysis of the counterfeits used in the perception studies and comparative evaluation of results can lead to better understanding of types of counterfeiters and help identify gaps in note designs to address those types. In this paper, the results from two recent studies conducted by the Bank of Canada on public awareness of currency design features and on human perception of genuine and counterfeit notes are used to illustrate the method of analysis and application of results to bank note design. Interpretations for specific features are highlighted.

Church, Sara E.; Setlakwe, Linda

2004-06-01

337

Physics teacher training and research in physics education: results of an inquiry by the European Physical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An inquiry among national experts on physics education research and teaching has been carried out using a questionnaire that deals with the organization of physics teacher training and the main tasks and research activities of professionals in physics education. The goal was to collect data on a European scale on physics teacher training at universities by professionals as well as on research activities by professionals in the field of physics education. Results are presented based on answers from 22 European countries.

Vollmer, Michael

2007-11-01

338

Effects of Testing Conditions on Conceptual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pre-testing and post-testing is a commonly used method in Physics Education Research to assess student learning gains. It is well recognized in the community that timings and incentives in delivering conceptual tests can impact test results. However, it is difficult to control these variables across different studies. As a common practice, a…

Ding, Lin; Reay, Neville W.; Lee, Albert; Bao, Lei

2008-01-01

339

Quasi-elastic reactions: A survey on recent results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Binary reactions at energies close to the Coulomb barrier received recently a significant boost thanks to the advent of the large solid angle magnetic spectrometer PRISMA coupled to the ? array CLARA. In the present paper different aspects of the recent results of nuclear structure and reaction dynamics will be presented, focusing more closely on the reaction mechanism.

Szilner, S.

2010-01-01

340

Quasi-elastic reactions : a survey on recent results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Binary reactions at energies close to the Coulomb barrier received recently a significant boost thanks to the advent of the large solid angle magnetic spectrometer PRISMA coupled to the ? array CLARA. In the present paper different aspects of the recent results of nuclear structure and reaction dynamics will be presented, focusing more closely on the reaction mechanism.

Szilner, S.; Corradi, L.; Ur, C. A.; Pollarolo, G.; Stefanini, A. M.; Beghini, S.; Courtin, S.; Farnea, E.; Fioretto, E.; Gadea, A.; Haas, F.; Jelavi?-Malenica, D.; Lebhertz, D.; Lenzi, S. M.; Leoni, S.; Lunardi, S.; Marginean, N. M.; Marginean, R.; Mason, P.; Mengoni, D.; Montagnoli, G.; Montanari, D.; Napoli, D. R.; Recchia, F.; Silvestri, R.; Sahin, E.; Salsac, M.-D.; Soi?, N.; Scarlassara, F.; Valiente-Dobón, J. J.

2010-04-01

341

Functional requirements with survey results for integrated intrusion detection and access control annunciator systems  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the guidance Functional Requirements for an Integrated Intrusion Detection and Access Control Annunciator System, and survey results of selected commercial systems. The survey questions were based upon the functional requirements; therefore, the results reflect which and sometimes how the guidance recommendations were met.

Arakaki, L.H.; Monaco, F.M.

1995-09-01

342

[A survey of smoking behavior among junior high school students and smoking prevention education developed using the survey results].  

PubMed

In June 1996 and 1997, a self-administered anonymous questionnaire survey of smoking behavior was conducted on students (118 boys and 135 girls) of two junior high schools in Kami-gun, Kochi Prefecture. Following the surveys, smoking prevention education classes were held using the survey results as material for education. The survey results were as follows; 1. The percentage of ever-smokers was higher in boys than in girls, 37.9% and 22.8% respectively. The percentage of those who smoked at least one cigarette during the past one month was 2.9%, and the rate increased with school grade. 2. Most commonly, first experience of smoking was between the 4th to 6th grades in elementary school, and the main motive for first smoking was curiosity. 3. The association between smoking and lung cancer was the most widely known, and that between smoking and intrauterine growth retardation was relatively well-known among students. More than 90% of students clearly understood the harmfulness of passive smoking. 4. The results of logistic regression analyses revealed that friends' and parents' smoking were significant correlates of smoking experience in boys. Among girls no significant relationship was found. The content of smoking prevention education class consisted of quizzes about smoking, an explanation of the survey results, an exhibition of a cross-sectional model of the lung, an experiment of smoking using a small doll, an analysis of expired air carbon monoxide concentration, and an explanation of the harmfulness of smoking. The reports of the students after the class showed that not only the explanation of the harmfulness of smoking, but also the experiment or explanation of the survey results appeared to be effective educational content. PMID:10513091

Terao, A

1999-06-01

343

Surveying Primary Teachers about Compulsory Numeracy Testing: Combining Factor Analysis with Rasch Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the use of several quantitative analytic methods, including Rasch analysis, to re-examine teacher responses to questionnaire items probing opinions related to the compulsory numeracy tests conducted in Years 3, 5, and 7 in Queensland, Australia. Nisbet and Grimbeek (2004) previously reported an inter- pretable and statistically acceptable 6-factor exploratory factor solution. The present paper improved on this

Peter Grimbeek; Steven Nisbet

2006-01-01

344

Innovative and Creative K-12 Engineering Strategies: Implications of Pre-Service Teacher Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to find student perceptions of how the engineering design process is learned and applied by pre-service teachers at the University of Georgia. The course description read "demonstration and hands-on learning, including problem solving, designing, construction and testing of prototypes, and activities that increase aesthetic,…

Mativo, John M.; Park, Jae H.

2012-01-01

345

Teachers' Conceptions About the Genetic Determinism of Human Behaviour: A Survey in 23 Countries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This work analyses the answers to a questionnaire from 8,285 in-service and pre-service teachers from 23 countries, elaborated by the Biohead-Citizen research project, to investigate teachers' conceptions related to the genetic determinism of human behaviour. A principal components analysis is used to assess the main trends in all the interviewed teachers' conceptions. This illustrates that innatism is present in two distinct ways: in relation to individuals (e.g. genetic determinism to justify intellectual likeness between individuals such as twins) or in relation to groups of humans (e.g. genetic determinism to justify gender differences or the superiority of some human ethnic groups). A between-factor analysis discriminates between countries, showing very significant differences. There is more innatism among teachers' conceptions in African countries and Lebanon than in European countries, Brazil and Australia. Among the other controlled parameters, only two are significantly independent of the country: the level of training and the level of knowledge of biology. A co-inertia analysis shows a strong correlation between non-citizen attitudes towards and innatist conceptions of genetic determinism regarding human groups. We discuss these findings and their implications for education.

Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

2012-07-01

346

Survey of K-12 Science Teachers' Educational Product Needs from Planetary Scientists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most education reform documents of the last two decades call for students to have authentic science inquiry experiences that mimic scientific research using real scientific data. In order for professional planetary scientists to provide the most useful data and professional development for K-12 teachers in support of science education reform, an…

Slater, Stephanie J.; Slater, Timothy F.; Olsen, Julia K.

2009-01-01

347

Opinions of Inclusive Education: A Survey of New Mexico Teachers and Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the knowledge and acceptance level of special and general education teachers and administrators regarding inclusive education within the rural and diverse state of New Mexico. While inclusive education of disabled students has gained widespread support, little attention has been paid to program implementation within a rural and…

Belcher, Rebecca Newcom

348

A survey of issues and approaches to remote laboratory adoption by teacher-academics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adoption is a key concern for those interested addressing the underutilization of remote engineering instructional laboratories (REIL). Lessons from related areas of technology adoption research are identified, presented, and related to REIL adoption. The REIL adoption perspective taken is that of the individual teacher-academic engaged in some aspect of engineering education which features laboratory work. With the increased promulgation of

Steven W. Tuttle; David B. Lowe; Bruce Moulton

2011-01-01

349

Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States. A Survey of Students and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' school education consists of not only what they are explicitly taught in the classroom, but also what they implicitly learn through the language, attitudes and actions of other students and teachers. When these attitudes, remarks and actions are unsupportive or hostile, they create a school climate that can negatively impact students'…

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2012

2012-01-01

350

Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective communication occurs with non-verbal and verbal tools. In this study the body language as non-verbal communication tool is taken to be examined, and teachers' opinions about the use and importance of body language in education are surveyed. Eight open-ended questions are asked to 100 teachers. As a result, it is shown that teachers

Benzer, Ahmet

2012-01-01

351

Teacher Perceptions of an Online Tutoring Program for Elementary Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores elementary teacher perceptions related to the implementation of an online tutoring program. Teachers were surveyed regarding factors that affected use of the online tutoring program as a supplement to mathematics instruction. Results indicated that teachers overwhelmingly reported positive views of the training and support…

Whetstone, Patti; Clark, Amy; Flake, Mari Wheeler

2014-01-01

352

Preservice Agriculture Teachers' Perceptions of Career Barriers and Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This descriptive study examined the perceptions of career barriers and career support of preservice agriculture teachers and determined if gender differences existed. Data were collected from 215 preservice agriculture teachers using a survey instrument administered by teacher educators at 35 institutions across the nation. Results showed…

Rocca, Steven J.; Washburn, Shannon G.

2008-01-01

353

Examining Teachers' Motivation Level According to School Principals' Humor Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research is to examine the motivation level of teachers according to school principals' humor styles. The humor styles survey and job motivation scale were used to gather data from 305 randomly selected teachers employed in primary schools in Karabuk. Results indicated that 141 of the teachers claimed school principal had…

Recepoglu, Ergun; Kilinc, Ali Cagatay; Cepni, Osman

2011-01-01

354

Undergraduate Physical Education Teacher Preparation: What Practitioners Tell Us  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines what teachers believe is the most important teaching approaches in physical education teacher education. Kindergarten through twelfth grade physical education teachers from Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California were surveyed. Data were examined by way of descriptive statistics. Results suggests that a lifetime…

Collier, Douglas; Hebert, Fred

2004-01-01

355

A Study on Pertinent Influencing Factors on Teachers' Professional Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to evaluate the present state of teachers' professional identity (TPI), 177 teachers in primary and secondary schools in Zibo of Shandong Province of China were surveyed by a questionnaire designed by the authors. The results reveals: (1) high professional identity for the overall level of teachers; (2) significant difference in genders…

Song, Guangwen; Wei, Shuhua

2007-01-01

356

Teacher beliefs regarding bilingualism in an English medium reading program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading classes in schools where English is the medium of instruction are increasingly servicing a linguistically diverse population; however, teacher-training for English teachers lacks a focus on bilingualism. Using the context of Singapore, this paper analyses beliefs on bilingualism of English teachers in an early intervention reading program. It is based on the results of a survey sent to 270

Viniti Vaish

2011-01-01

357

Teacher beliefs regarding bilingualism in an English medium reading program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reading classes in schools where English is the medium of instruction are increasingly servicing a linguistically diverse population; however, teacher-training for English teachers lacks a focus on bilingualism. Using the context of Singapore, this paper analyses beliefs on bilingualism of English teachers in an early intervention reading program. It is based on the results of a survey sent to 270

Viniti Vaish

2012-01-01

358

Survey of results from Brookhaven Experiment 802 at the AGS  

SciTech Connect

Brookhaven Experiment 802 (E-802) is a magnetic spectrometer experiment which is directed toward the measurement of particle momentum spectra and particle-particle correlations following reactions with 14.5 GeV/u O and Si ions. In addition to the spectrometer there are detectors to measure the transverse energy flow, longitudinal energy flow, and the multiplicity. These detectors can be used to characterize the particle spectra or correlated between themselves. Particle spectra have been obtained for protons, pions, and kaons using targets of gold, copper, and aluminum although the data are not entirely analyzed as yet. A first result that is of interest is the K/sup +//..pi../sup +/ ratio for Si + Au reactions which is larger than expected on the basis of the known p + p data. 4 refs., 11 figs.

Abbott, T.; Akiba, Y.; Alburger, D.; Beavis, D.; Bloomer, M.A.; Bond, P.D.; Chasman, C.; Chen, Z.; Chu, Y.Y.; Cole, B.A.

1989-01-01

359

Deployment of ITS: A Summary of the 2010 National Survey Results  

SciTech Connect

This report presents summary results of the 2010 ITS Deployment Tracking survey, the most recent survey conducted by the ITS Deployment Tracking Project. The U.S. Department of Transportation and its member agencies, including the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, have pursued a research and development agenda, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program, designed to integrate the latest in information technologies to improve the safety, mobility, and reliability of surface transportation modes. Within metropolitan areas, implementation of these advanced technologies has been accomplished by a variety of state and local transportation and emergency management agencies as well as the private sector. In order to measure the rate of ITS deployment within the nation s largest metropolitan areas, the ITS Deployment Tracking Project has conducted a nationwide survey of state and local transportation and emergency management agencies nearly every year since 1997. The results presented in this report are intended to be a summary of the entire database from the 2010 survey. Access to the complete survey results and previous national surveys are available on-line at http://www.itsdeployment.its.dot.gov. The website also provides access to survey results in the form of downloadable reports, including a survey summary for each survey type and fact sheets. Nearly 1,600 surveys were distributed to state and local transportation agencies in 2010. A total of seven (7) survey types were distributed including: Freeway Management, Arterial Management, Transit Management, Transportation Management Center (TMC), Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), Public Safety Law Enforcement, and Public Safety Fire/Rescue. Among other things, the data collection results indicate that ITS has moved from being experimental to mainstream and interest in continuing investments in ITS continues to be very strong. When asked about future deployment plans, one-third to three-fourths of the different agency types report they will expand current deployments and about half are planning to invest in new technologies over the next three years.

Gordon, Stephen Reed [ORNL; Trombly, Jeff [Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Oak Ridge, TN

2011-08-01

360

"Did I Just Share Too Much Information?" Results of a National Survey on Faculty Self-Disclosure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How widespread is the use of personal self-disclosure by faculty in the college classroom? Employing a national survey of teaching faculty within liberal arts schools and smaller colleges and universities, the incidence of self-reported faculty self-disclosure was investigated. Teachers (n = 430) provided responses reflecting the content and…

Simpson, Kevin

2009-01-01

361

Research for the Classroom: From Reluctance to Results--A Veteran Teacher Embraces Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Authenticity," "intrinsic motivation," "confidence," and "student choice." More than just jargon, these ideas are essential for student achievement. Facing the pressures of mandated standards and assessments, teachers often replace activities that allow for student choice and multiple outcomes with one-right-answer, teacher-centered activities.…

Greene, Katie

2010-01-01

362

Experimental Methods and Results in a Study of PBS TeacherLine Math Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) sought to build on the strengths of high quality professional development through an online venture funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Teach (RTT) program. PBS TeacherLine was designed to provide high-quality, facilitated online professional development for K-12 teachers nationwide.…

Dominguez, Paula Szulc; Nicholls, Craig; Storandt, Barbara

2006-01-01

363

Teachers' Statistical Problem Solving with Dynamic Technology: Research Results across Multiple Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a random stratified sample (n = 62) of prospective teachers' work across eight institutions on three tasks that utilized dynamic statistical software. The authors considered how teachers utilized their statistical knowledge and technological statistical knowledge to engage in cycles of investigation. This paper characterizes…

Lee, Hollylynne Stohl; Kersaint, Gladis; Harper, Suzanne; Driskell, Shannon O.; Leatham, Keith R.

2012-01-01

364

Teacher Training as a Behavior Change Process: Principles and Results from a Longitudinal Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

For students to realize the benefits of behavior change curricula for disease prevention, programs must be implemented effectively. However, implementation failure is a common problem documented in the literature. In this article, teacher training is conceptualized as a behavior change process with explicit teacher motivation components included to help effect the intended behavior (i.e., implementation). Using this method, the Hutchinson

Kathleen A. Kealey; Arthur V. Peterson; Marcia A. Gaul; Khanh T. Dinh

2000-01-01

365

Current Trends in Grades and Grading Practices in Higher Education: Results of the 2004 AACRAO Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AACRAO's new publication "Current Trends in Grades and Grading Practices in Higher Education: Results of the 2004 AACRAO Survey" continues the tradition of surveying grading practices in higher education first begun in 1920. Although much has changed in the world of academia since, grades have remained a central feature. This consistent importance…

Brumfield, Cody

2005-01-01

366

Results of a Baghouse Operation and Maintenance Survey on Industry and Utility Coal-Fired Boilers  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1979, the results of an operation and maintenance fabric filter survey conducted by APCA were presented. In view of the potential usefulness of such information, Manhattan College was requested by APCA to follow up the initial survey with another improved version. To maximize the usefulness and insure a greater degree of validity to the conclusions, it was decided to

Joseph Reynolds; Sonia Kreidenweis; Louis Theodore

1983-01-01

367

Bridge Programs in Illinois: Results of the 2010 Illinois Bridge Status Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a summary of major results of the Illinois Bridge Status Survey, administered online between April and June 2010. The purpose of the survey was to understand the extent to which bridge programs are being implemented in Illinois, as well as to build an online directory of bridge programs. Bridge programs are an emerging…

Taylor, J. L.; Harmon, T.

2010-01-01

368

Misconceptions on the Biological Concept of Food: Results of a Survey of High School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explains the results of a survey of students' ideas about food as a scientific concept. The survey found that high school students in Singapore (n=66) displayed an anthropocentric view of food that was not generally applied across living organisms in heterotrophs (animals) or autotrophs (plants) as a whole. It is also noted that…

Lee, Y. J.; Diong, C. H.

369

Primary School Principals and the Purposes of Education in Australia: Results of a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a national survey of government primary school principals in Australia, investigating the purposes of education, in terms of the importance and level of enactment of those purposes in schools. Design/methodology/approach: In 2009, an electronic survey was distributed to government…

Cranston, Neil; Mulford, Bill; Keating, Jack; Reid, Alan

2010-01-01

370

Independent Confirmatory Survey Summary and Results for the Plum Brook Reactor Facility Sandusky OH  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of the confirmatory survey activities were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the licensee’s procedures and final status survey (FSS) results.

E.N. Bailey

2008-05-06

371

Educational Psychology in New Zealand: Results of the 2006 International School Psychology Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The International School Psychology Survey (ISPS) was used to gather information about New Zealand educational psychologists' characteristics, training, roles, activities, preferences, research interests and the challenges they experienced in their work. The results of this survey were considered in relation to the social and cultural context of…

Jimerson, Shane R.; Annan, Jean; Skokut, Mary; Renshaw, Tyler L.

2009-01-01

372

Current and developing conceptions of use: Evaluation use TIG survey results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a survey sent to Evaluation Use Topical Interest Group (TIG) members for the purpose of ascertaining their perceptions about and experiences with evaluation use. Fifty-four percent (n = 282) of the 530 members surveyed responded. These respondents agree that the major purposes of evaluation are to facilitate organizational learning, provide information for decision making,

Hallie Preskill; Valerie Caracelli

1997-01-01

373

Social Media Use of Cooperative Extension Family Economics Educators: Online Survey Results and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes results of an online survey conducted by the eXtension Financial Security for All (FSA) Community of Practice (CoP) to determine the social media capacity and activity of its members. The survey was conducted to inform two subsequent FSA CoP programs: an archived webinar on social media programs and impact evaluation methods…

O'Neill, Barbara; Zumwalt, Andrew; Bechman, Janet

2011-01-01

374

Libraries and Desktop Storage Options: Results of a Web-Based Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports the results of a Web-based survey that investigated what plans, if any, librarians have for dealing with the expected obsolescence of the floppy disk and still retain effective library service. Highlights include data storage options, including compact disks, zip disks, and networked storage products; and a copy of the Web survey.…

Hendricks, Arthur; Wang, Jian

2002-01-01

375

Surveying primary teachers about compulsory numeracy testing: Combining factor analysis with rasch analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the use of several quantitative analytic methods, including Rasch analysis, to re-examine teacher responses\\u000a to questionnaire items probing opinions related to the compulsory numeracy tests conducted in Years 3, 5, and 7 in Queensland,\\u000a Australia. Nisbet and Grimbeek (2004) previously reported an interpretable and statistically acceptable 6-factor exploratory\\u000a factor solution. The present paper improved on this outcome

Peter Grimbeek; Steven Nisbet

2006-01-01

376

Teacher Leader Human Relations Skills: A Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, 142 graduate school teachers working in schools throughout southwestern Ohio assessed their human relation skills. A human relations survey was used for the study, and results were compared with colleagues assessing the teachers in the study. The survey was developed using a Likert-type scale, and was based on key elements affecting…

Roby, Douglas E.

2012-01-01

377

Mainstreaming Students with Disabilities: Teacher Perspectives in India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed general education teachers in four private elementary/secondary schools in New Delhi, India, concerning their attitudes toward mainstreaming students with mild to severe disabilities and factors that teachers considered essential for successful mainstreaming. The 98-item survey elicited 32 responses. Results are discussed in…

Dev, Poonam C.; Belfiore, Phillip J.

378

An experiment to test the feasibility and quality of a web-based questionnaire of teachers.  

PubMed

The use of web-based surveys to gather information from teachers has become increasingly common primarily based on the premise that they can reduce costs. Yet, relatively, little is known about the quality or cost effectiveness of web-based versus mail surveys for teachers. To study the efficacy of web-based teacher surveys, the author randomly assigned a nationally representative sample of 877 elementary school teachers to a paper or web survey mode. The cost savings from the web administration were not enough to offset the loss of sample due to missing/inaccurate email addresses and the lower response rates that resulted from the web survey. PMID:21429914

Jacob, Robin Tepper

2011-02-01

379

Dress Codes for Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses an e-mail survey of principals from across the country regarding whether or not their school had a formal staff dress code. The results indicate that most did not have a formal dress code, but agreed that professional dress for teachers was not only necessary, but showed respect for the school and had a…

Million, June

2004-01-01

380

Inclusive Education Policy Implementation: Implications for Teacher Workforce Development in Trinidad and Tobago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manuscript examines results from a national survey of teachers in Trinidad and Tobago. Data from this study were derived from a national survey conducted by the consulting firm Miske Witt and Associates for the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education. The aim of the survey was to solicit broad-based perspectives on teachers' knowledge and…

Johnstone, Christopher J.

2010-01-01

381

The Initial Training of Teachers to Teach Children with Special Educational Needs: A National Survey of English Post Graduate Certificate of Education Programmes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With moves towards inclusive education, there are demands for developments in initial teacher education as regards special needs and inclusive education. This paper outlines initial training in England within an international context. It then reports findings of a recent national survey of Programme directors and subject tutors of Post Graduate…

Nash, Tricia; Norwich, Brahm

2010-01-01

382

Characteristics of Schools, Districts, Teachers, Principals, and School Libraries in the United States: 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey. E.D. TAB. NCES 2006-313  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is intended to give the reader an overview of the Schools and Staffing Survey(SASS) data for the school year 2003-04 through tables of estimates for public, private, and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)-funded schools and their staff. The tables contain estimates from schools, teachers, principals, districts, and school library media…

Strizek, Gregory A.; Pittsonberger, Jayme L.; Riordan, Kate E.; Lyter, Deanna M.; Orlofsky, Greg F.

2006-01-01

383

What It Would Take to Increase the Number of High School Astronomy Courses: A Survey of Principals and a Comparison to Astronomy Teachers, and a Prescription for Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey to principals of high schools without astronomy points to the conditions needed to increase the number of high school astronomy courses and acceptable justifications for adding in a course. The former includes the need for more and better trained teachers, changing the perceptions of higher officials from local administrations to…

Krumenaker, Larry

2010-01-01

384

Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009. First Look. NCES 2010-040  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009. The data are the results of a national teacher-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology.…

Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie

2010-01-01

385

Teacher Beliefs and Practices Relating to Development in Preschool: Importance Placed on Social-Emotional Behaviours and Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool teachers' beliefs relating to the importance of social-emotional competence and teacher practices that support children's competence were investigated through surveys and focus groups. Survey results indicated that Head Start and public school pre-K teachers placed higher importance on social-emotional behaviours and skills…

Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Winter, Marna K.

2013-01-01

386

Inconsistency, Duplication, and Ownership in Teacher Education Programs in Learning Disabilities: A Response to Heward and Heron. Professional Dialogue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to a reinterpretation of survey results concerning teacher education in learning disabilities (LD), the survey authors contend that practitioners must agree on definitions that limit, rather than extend, the LD population to differentiate the preservice requirements for teachers of LD students from those for general classroom teachers.…

Pugach, Marleen; Whitten, M. Elizabeth

1987-01-01

387

Factors affecting early elementary (K--4) teachers' introduction of the nature of science: A national survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A researcher-developed questionnaire regarding the importance and developmental appropriateness of 12 specific elements of the nature of science (Alshamrani, 2008) for early elementary (kindergarten through fourth grade [K-4]) science instruction was mailed to a random sample of U.S. K-4 teachers. At least half (N = 377) of the respondents reported introducing the inferential, empirical, creative, collaborative, tentative, and cultural aspects of the nature of science (NOS) during the current school year, as well as the idea that no single step-by-step scientific method exists. Over 90% of respondents identified the inferential, empirical, and creative aspects of the NOS as developmentally appropriate for the grade level taught. Based on a 5 point scale (0=not at all important and 4 =very important), the mean scores of eight NOS elements were above a value of three, which corresponded with the descriptor somewhat important to include in K-4 science instruction: the inferential, empirical, creative, collaborative, cultural, and tentative NOS, along with the ideas that replication is an important aspect of experimental research and that no single stepwise scientific method exists. A series of binary logistic regression analyses were used to explore the impact of three predictor variables (developmental appropriateness, importance, and presence in state standards) on teachers' self-reported introduction of each of the NOS elements during the 2009-2010 school year. The data for the presence of the NOS elements in state standards were extracted from a previous study (McComas, Lee, & Sweeney, 2009). Developmental appropriateness was a significant predictor of teachers' introduction of the NOS element for all except the collaborative, empirical and inferential aspects of NOS. Importance was a significant predictor for all 12 NOS elements of interest. A NOS element's presence in the state standards significantly predicted teachers' introduction of that NOS element for only two aspects of NOS, the creative aspect of science and the idea that scientists do not all follow a universal scientific method. The implications of this study for science education are discussed.

Sweeney, Sophia Jean

388

[On the results of sociological survey of feldshers of emergency medical service].  

PubMed

The article deals with the results of sociological survey of feldshers of emergency medical service concerning satisfaction of conditions of professional work. The complex of activities of development of organization of feldsher activities is substantiated. PMID:23350098

Poliukova, M V; Iagodkin, V V; Prokop'eva, M I

2012-01-01

389

Applying the concept of Independent Applicability to results from the National Aquatic Resource Surveys  

EPA Science Inventory

The assessments resulting from the National Aquatic Resource Surveys have taken the tact of basing estimates of resource condition on the biological indicators of quality. The physical habitat, chemical, hydrological, and watershed indicators are used to evaluate the relative ra...

390

Deployment of ITS: A Summary of the 2010 National Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents summary results of the 2010 ITS Deployment Trackingsurvey, the most recent survey conducted by the ITS Deployment Tracking Project. The U.S. Department of Transportation and its member agencies, including the Research and Innovative T...

J. Trombly S. Gordon

2011-01-01

391

Current Status: Requirements for Interscholastic Coaches. Results of NAGWS/NASPE Coaching Certification Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was made during 1986-87 of three agencies in each state to gain information on required coach certification programs, voluntary programs, and minimum requirements for coaches. Results are discussed, and state requirements are presented. (MT)

Sisley, Becky L.; Wiese, Diane M.

1987-01-01

392

The Evolutionary State of GLIMPSE Extended Green Objects (EGOS): Results from Cm-wavelength Surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A promising new diagnostic for identifying actively accreting massive young stellar objects (MYSOs) has emerged from large-scale Spitzer surveys of the Galactic plane: extended emission in the IRAC 4.5 micron band, believed to trace shocked molecular gas in active protostellar outflows. Over 300 extended 4.5 micron sources (called EGOs, Extended Green Objects, for the common coding of the [4.5] band as green in 3-color composite IRAC images), have been cataloged in the GLIMPSEI survey area. I will present results from cm-wavelength surveys of GLIMPSE EGOs designed to constrain their evolutionary state, including a Nobeyama 45-m water maser and ammonia survey, and a deep, high-resolution VLA cm continuum survey. Support for this work was provided by NSF grant AST-0808119 and by a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship to C. Cyganowski.

Cyganowski, Claudia

2011-01-01

393

Health information seeking among Mbararan adolescents: results from the Uganda Media and You survey.  

PubMed

To maximize scarce intervention dollars, pediatricians and other adolescent health professionals must position health promotion efforts in mediums that most effectively reach youth. This may be especially true in resource-limited settings where access to primary health care and medications is limited. To improve the efficiency and impact of disease prevention and health promotion efforts in resource-limited settings, we examine sources of health information cited by adolescents in Mbarara Uganda. Participants in the Uganda Media and You survey were students aged 12-18 (n = 500) randomly identified in five secondary schools in Mbarara municipality, Uganda. Ninety-three percent of eligible and invited youth completed the cross-sectional, pencil-and-paper survey. Four in five adolescents (81%) indicated they turned to parents, teachers, and other adults while around half read a book/went to the library (56%) or turned to siblings and friends (50%) for information about health and disease. More than one in three (38%) indicated that they used the computer and Internet to search for health information. Older versus younger respondents tended to rely upon siblings and friends for all types of health questions. On the other hand, younger versus older youth were significantly more likely to turn to parents, teachers, and other adults for their questions about sexual health. Adults may be an important component of effective disease prevention and health promotion campaigns. Multiple delivery methods may be especially effective for reaching older adolescents. Technology also may be an important health promotion tool in resource-limited settings. PMID:17639121

Ybarra, Michele L; Emenyonu, Nneka; Nansera, Denis; Kiwanuka, Julius; Bangsberg, David R

2008-04-01

394

Funding Public Higher Education for Results: Fad or Trend? Results from the Second Annual Survey. Rockefeller Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a telephone survey conducted in 1997 and 1998 of the 50 State Higher Education Finance Officers in regard to performance budgeting and performance funding of public higher education. It was found that 21 states used some form of performance budgeting in public higher education in 1998, up from 16 in 1997, and…

Burke, Joseph C.; Serban, Andreea M.

395

National wildlife refuge visitor survey 2010/2011: Individual refuge results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System), established in 1903 and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), is the leading network of protected lands and waters in the world dedicated to the conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats. There are 556 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts nationwide, encompassing more than 150 million acres. The Refuge System attracts more than 45 million visitors annually, including 25 million people per year to observe and photograph wildlife, over 9 million to hunt and fish, and more than 10 million to participate in educational and interpretation programs. Understanding visitors and characterizing their experiences on national wildlife refuges are critical elements of managing these lands and meeting the goals of the Refuge System. The Service collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct a national survey of visitors regarding their experiences on national wildlife refuges. The survey was conducted to better understand visitor needs and experiences and to design programs and facilities that respond to those needs. The survey results will inform Service performance planning, budget, and communications goals. Results will also inform Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCPs), Visitor Services, and Transportation Planning processes. This data series consists of 53 separate data files. Each file describes the results of the survey for an individual refuge and contains the following information: * Introduction: An overview of the Refuge System and the goals of the national surveying effort. * Methods: The procedures for the national surveying effort, including selecting refuges, developing the survey instrument, contacting visitors, and guidance for interpreting the results. * Refuge Description: A brief description of the refuge location, acreage, purpose, recreational activities, and visitation statistics, including a map (where available) and refuge website link. * Sampling at This Refuge: The sampling periods, locations, and response rate for the refuge. * Selected Survey Results: Key findings for the refuge, including: - Visitor and Trip Characteristics - Visitor Spending in the Local Communities - Visitors Opinions about This Refuge - Visitor Opinions about National Wildlife Refuge System Topics * Conclusion * References * Survey Frequencies (Appendix A): The survey instrument with the frequency results for this refuge. * Visitor Comments (Appendix B): The verbatim responses to the open-ended survey questions for this refuge. Combined results for the 53 participating refuges are available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/685/ as part of USGS Data Series 685.

Sexton, Natalie R.; Dietsch, Alia M.; Don Carlos, Andrew W.; Koontz, Lynne M.; Solomon, Adam N.; Miller, Holly M.

2012-01-01

396

Confirmatory Survey Results for the Reactor Building Dome Upper Surfaces, Rancho Saco Nuclear Generating Station  

SciTech Connect

Results from a confirmatory survey of the upper structural surfaces of the Reactor Building Dome at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station (RSNGS) performed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the NRC. Also includes results of interlaboratory comparison analyses on several archived soil samples that would be provided by RSNGS personnel. The confirmatory surveys were performed on June 7 and 8, 2006.

Wade C. Adams

2006-10-25

397

Teacher Knowledge of Stimulant Medication and ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to assess general and special education teachers' knowledge, opinions, and experience related to the diagnosis of attention-deficit\\/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment with stimulant medication. A random sample of 200 general educators and 200 special educators from Wisconsin were surveyed. Results revealed that teachers had limited knowl- edge about ADHD and the use of psychostimulant medication.

VICKIE E. SNIDER; TRACEY BUSCH; LINDA ARROWOOD

2003-01-01

398

Teachers' Beliefs about Neuroscience and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information from neuroscience is readily available to educators, yet instructors of educational psychology and related fields have not investigated teachers' beliefs regarding this information. The purpose of this survey study was to uncover the beliefs 62 teachers held about neuroscience and education. Results indicate there were three types of…

Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron

2011-01-01

399

Public Elementary Teacher's Views on Teacher Performance Evaluations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

According to the reports of the national sample of public school teachers of kindergarten through grade 6 who participated in the Survey on Teacher Performance Evaluations, the practice of evaluating elementary school teachers is well established in the n...

1994-01-01

400

Radon in workplaces: first results of an extensive survey and comparison with radon in homes.  

PubMed

Extensive radon surveys have been carried out in many countries only in dwellings, whereas surveys in workplaces are rather sparse and generally restricted to specific workplaces/activities, e.g. schools, spas and caves. Moreover, radon-prone areas are generally defined on the basis of radon surveys in dwellings, while radon regulations use this concept to introduce specific requirements in workplaces in such areas. This approach does not take into account that work activities and workplace characteristics can significantly affect radon concentration. Therefore, an extensive survey on radon in different workplaces have been carried out in a large region of Italy (Tuscany), in order to evaluate radon distribution in workplaces over the whole territory and to identify activities and workplace characteristics affecting radon concentration. The results of this extensive survey are compared with the results of the survey carried out in dwellings in the same period. The workplaces monitored were randomly selected among the main work activities in the region, including both public and industrial buildings. The survey monitored over 3500 rooms in more than 1200 buildings for two consecutive periods of ?6 months. Radon concentration was measured by means of passive nuclear track detectors. PMID:21586542

Bucci, Silvia; Pratesi, Gabriele; Viti, Maria Letizia; Pantani, Marta; Bochicchio, Francesco; Venoso, Gennaro

2011-05-01

401

Characteristics of Teachers; A Survey Tool for Policy Making. A Descriptive Study in Liberia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the usefulness of survey instruments in educational policy making in Liberia, a developing country. The chapter, "Liberia, an Overview," summarizes available background information about Liberian education and introduces the complex issues facing educational planners. "Procedures," discusses the general procedures followed in…

Reed, Rodney J.

402

London Challenge: Surveys of Pupils and Teachers, 2005. Research Report RR718  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The London Challenge is a Department for Education and Skills (DfES) initiative, which aims to raise levels of attainment in London secondary schools and to create a world class education system in the capital. In 2005, London Challenge commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to carry out a survey of Year 7 pupils,…

Ridley, Kate; Knight, Sarah; Scott, Emma; Benton, Tom; Woodthorpe, Adrian

2006-01-01

403

Assessing the Performance of Secondary School Headteachers: A Survey Study Based on Teachers' Views in Punjab  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on assessing the performance of government secondary school headteachers in the context of heads' leadership qualities, instructional behavior, capabilities of interpersonal relationships, professional attitude and managerial abilities. The small-scale survey was carried out in 2006 in district Mianwali, Pakistan. The sample…

Khan, Shafqat Hussain; Saeed, Muhammad; Fatima, Kiran

2009-01-01

404

Ocean services user needs assessment. Volume 1: Survey results, conclusions and recommendations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An interpretation of environmental information needs of marine users, derived from a direct contact survey of eight important sectors of the marine user community is presented. Findings of the survey and results and recommendations are reported. The findings consist of specific and quantized measurement and derived product needs for each sector and comparisons of these needs with current and planned NOAA data and services. The following supportive and reference material are examined: direct contact interviews with industry members, analyses of current NOAA data gathering and derived product capabilities, evaluations of new and emerging domestic and foreign satellite data gathering capabilities, and a special commercial fishing survey conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Montgomery, D. R.; Patton, R. J.; Mccandless, S. W.

1984-01-01

405

Inappropriate Survey Design Analysis of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey May Produce Biased Results  

PubMed Central

Objectives The inherent nature of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) design requires special analysis by incorporating sample weights, stratification, and clustering not used in ordinary statistical procedures. Methods This study investigated the proportion of research papers that have used an appropriate statistical methodology out of the research papers analyzing the KNHANES cited in the PubMed online system from 2007 to 2012. We also compared differences in mean and regression estimates between the ordinary statistical data analyses without sampling weight and design-based data analyses using the KNHANES 2008 to 2010. Results Of the 247 research articles cited in PubMed, only 19.8% of all articles used survey design analysis, compared with 80.2% of articles that used ordinary statistical analysis, treating KNHANES data as if it were collected using a simple random sampling method. Means and standard errors differed between the ordinary statistical data analyses and design-based analyses, and the standard errors in the design-based analyses tended to be larger than those in the ordinary statistical data analyses. Conclusions Ignoring complex survey design can result in biased estimates and overstated significance levels. Sample weights, stratification, and clustering of the design must be incorporated into analyses to ensure the development of appropriate estimates and standard errors of these estimates.

Kim, Yangho; Park, Sunmin; Kim, Nam-Soo

2013-01-01

406

Erhebungen zum Englischunterricht an Schweizerischen Schulen: Ergebnisse einer Umfrage (Inquiry into English Instruction in Swiss Schools: Results of a Survey). CILA Bulletin, No. 25.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was completed by 194 secondary school English teachers in Switzerland. Data indicate that: (1) a relatively small number of teachers have degrees from universities outside Switzerland; (2) the study of English generally does not begin until the age of 15; (3) the great majority of English classes meet for three or four hours a week; (4)…

Watts, Richard J.; Wyler, Siegfried

407

Musculoskeletal impairment survey in Rwanda: Design of survey tool, survey methodology, and results of the pilot study (a cross sectional survey)  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. Prevalence studies for MSI in the developing world have used varying methodologies and are seldom directly comparable. This study aimed to develop a new tool to screen for and diagnose MSI and to pilot test the methodology for a national survey in Rwanda.

Oluwarantimi Atijosan; Hannah Kuper; Dorothea Rischewski; Victoria Simms; Christopher Lavy

2007-01-01

408

An Inquiry into Teacher Concerns in Taiwan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identified concerns of teachers in Taiwan and contrasted concerns of these teachers with the 56 concerns which comprise the Teacher Concerns Checklist (TCC), Form B, developed in the United States. A total of 294 teachers (155 preservice teachers and 139 inservice teachers) completed a Chinese version of the Survey of Teacher Concerns.…

Chen, Yih-fen; Reeves, Carolyn

409

Results from an Imaging and Spectroscopic Survey of Galaxies Within Prominent Nearby Voids  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the first results from an optical imaging and spectroscopic survey of 300 galaxies in and around three prominent voids within the Center for Astrophysics Redshift Survey (CfA2). We investigate the H-alpha linewidths, the luminosity, color, and morphological distributions, and the nearby fainter companions of galaxies in low-density regions as determined by a 5\\/h Mpc-smoothed density estimator applied to

N. A. Grogin; M. J. Geller

1999-01-01

410

Community Survey Results for Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge: Completion Report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report provides a summary of results for the survey of residents of communities adjacent to Rappahannock River Valley NWR conducted from the spring through the summer in 2006. This research was commissioned by the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in support of the Rappahannock River Valley NWR CCP and conducted by the Policy Analysis and Science Assistance Branch (PASA) of the U.S. Geological Survey/Fort Collins Science Center.

Sexton, Natalie R.; Stewart, Susan C.; Koontz, Lynne

2008-01-01

411

Informal screencasting: results of a customer-satisfaction survey with a convenience sample  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to define and describe informal screencasting (i.e. capturing your actions on a computer screen with the goal of showing others how to accomplish tasks on a website or in a given software environment). Customer-satisfaction survey results from 103 faculty, staff, and students are presented. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An online survey revealing customer satisfaction

Jody Bailey

2012-01-01

412

Curricular practices in baccalaureate nursing education: results of a national survey.  

PubMed

The purpose of this survey was to gain an understanding of curricula in baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States to help guide curriculum review and revision at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. A survey was mailed to deans of nursing programs currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Results indicated current practice in curricula was diverse. The authors advocate a public forum in which educators can share curricular successes and nonsuccesses. PMID:15599870

Chappy, Sharon L; Stewart, Stephanie

2004-01-01

413

Management of Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Results of a Survey of German Hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current management of skin-sparing mastectomy in German hospitals and to determine its oncologic safety. For this purpose, 100 surgeons were surveyed regarding their use of skin-sparing mastectomy. Results: Almost all surveyed hospitals performed skin-sparing mastectomy. Most of them believe that the recurrence rate is equal to that of conventional mastectomy.

Darius Dian; Gabriele Hemminger; Wolfgang Janni; Klaus Friese

2006-01-01

414

Teacher To Teacher: Teachers Want What Students Need  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent report from the Southeast Center for Teaching Quality (SECTQ) lends truth to the assumption that teacher working conditions directly affect student achievement. The SECTQ report, "Teacher Working Conditions are Student Learning Conditions," surveyed 32,000 teachers in North Carolina on their perceptions of numerous factors affecting the…

McElroy, Edward J.

2005-01-01

415

Radiological re-survey results at 146 West Central Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ034)  

SciTech Connect

Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from 1916 to 1959. During the early years of operation, MCW stored wastes and residues in low-lying areas west of the processing facilities and consequently some of the residuals containing radioactive materials migrated offsite to the surrounding area. Subsequently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designated for remedial action the old MCW property and several vicinity properties. Additionally, in 1984, the property at 146 West Central Ave., Maywood, New Jersey and properties in its vicinity were included as a decontamination research and development project under the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. In 1987 and 1988, at the request of DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a radiological survey on this property. A report describing this survey was published in 1989. A second radiological survey by ORNL was conducted on this property in May 1993 at the request of DOE after an ad hoc radiological survey, requested by the property owner and conducted by Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), identified some contamination not previously found by ORNL. The purpose of the second ORNL survey was to determine whether radioactive materials from the old MCW were present on the property, and if so, if radioactive materials present were above guidelines. A certified civil survey was requisitioned by ORNL to determine actual property boundaries before beginning the radiological re-survey. The re-survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of a large number of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of this survey demonstrated that although elevated residual thorium-232 contamination was present in a few isolated spots on the southern end of the backyard, it did not exceed DOE guidelines.

Murray, M.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1994-05-01

416

Increasing teacher motivation and supervision is an important but not sufficient strategy for improving praziquantel uptake in Schistosoma mansoni control programs: serial cross sectional surveys in Uganda  

PubMed Central

Background Realization of the public health benefits of mass drug administration (MDA) for the control of schistosomiasis depends on achieving and maintaining high annual treatment coverage. In Uganda, the uptake of preventive treatment for schistosomiasis among school-age children in 2011 was only 28%. Strategies are needed to increase uptake. Methods Serial cross-sectional surveys were conducted at baseline (after MDA in 2011) and at follow-up MDA in 2012 where teacher motivation was provided and supervision strengthened in Jinja district of Uganda. Uptake of praziquantel was assessed in 1,010 randomly selected children from 12 primary schools during the baseline survey and in another set of 1,020 randomly selected children from the same primary schools during the follow-up survey. Results Self-reported uptake of praziquantel increased from 28.2% (95% CI 25.4%-30.9%) at baseline to 48.9% (95% CI 45.8%-52.0%) (p?teacher motivation and supervision to distribute treatment increased the uptake of praziquantel among school-age children, the realized uptake is still lower than is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and apparently too low to affect the prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis among the children. Additional measures are needed to increase uptake of praziquantel if school-based MDA is to achieve the objective of preventive chemotherapy.

2013-01-01

417

Results of the radiological survey at 136 West Central Avenue (MJ030), Maywood, New Jersey  

SciTech Connect

As a result of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 1984, the property discussed in this report and properties in its vicinity contaminated with residues from the former Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) were included as a decontamination research and development project under the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. As part of this project, DOE is conducting radiological surveys in the vicinity of the site to identify properties contaminated with residues derived from the MCW. The principal radionuclide of concern is thorium-232. The radiological survey discussed in this report is part of that effort and was conducted, at the request of DOE by members of the Measurement Applications and Development Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A radiological survey of the private, residential property at 136 West Central Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey, was conducted during 1987. The survey and sampling of the ground surface and subsurface were carried out on April 29, 1987.

Foley, R.D.; Crutcher, J.W.; Carrier, R.F.; Floyd, L.M.

1989-02-01

418

Attitudes toward Individuals with Disabilities: Results of a Recent Survey and Implications of Those Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attitudes toward individuals with disabilities are often negative and deleterious, resulting in decreased opportunity and chances at successful integration into the community for these individuals. The purpose of the current study was to investigate attitudes of a group of 129 individuals attending a state-wide conference aimed toward improving…

Goreczny, Anthony J.; Bender, Erin E.; Caruso, Guy; Feinstein, Celia S.

2011-01-01

419

Properties of the Large KBOs: Results from the Palomar Distant Solar System Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the results of a wide-field survey using the 1.2-m Samuel Oschin Telescope located at Palomar Observatory. This survey was designed to find the most distant members of the Kuiper belt and beyond. We searched 12,000 square degrees within ± 30° of the ecliptic down to a mean limiting magnitude of 21.3 in R. Although designed to probe the Sedna region, our survey probes the orbital properties of the hot classical, scattered disk, detached, and resonant populations. A total number of 52 KBOs and Centaurs have been detected, 25 of which were discovered in this survey. We report our observed latitude distribution and implications for the Plutino population particularly the Kozai Plutinos. Our survey also probes the bright end of the dynamically hot (i>5°) KBO size distribution. We will discuss the brightness distribution of the excited (i > 5°) Kuiper belt for the largest and brightest objects and compare to previous results from pencil-beam surveys constraining the faint end of the observed luminosity function.

Schwamb, Megan E.; Brown, M. E.; Rabinowitz, D. L.

2010-10-01

420

Radiological survey results at 1 Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ095)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action at the Stepan property in Maywood, New Jersey and several vicinity properties in Lodi, New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Maywood Interim Storage Site (MISS), adjacent to the former Maywood Chemical Works facility. The property at One Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey was not one of these vicinity properties but was surveyed by DOE at the request of the owner. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted in November 1994, was to confirm whether remedial actions were to be performed on the property in order to be in compliance with the identified Guidelines. The radiological survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at One Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey, were comparable to background levels in the area, and well within the limits prescribed by DOE radiological guidelines. Based on the results of the radiological survey data, this property does not meet guidelines for inclusion under FUSRAP.

Foley, R.D.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-07-01

421

The Average Teacher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from the U.S. Current Population Survey and the Schools and Staffing Survey indicate that the average public school teacher is 42 years old, female, and white, with a bachelor's degree, 15 years of teaching experience, and an annual salary of $39,346. About 74 percent of teachers surveyed plan to stay in teaching as long as possible, 69…

Teacher Magazine, 2002

2002-01-01

422

Curricular and Instructional Adaptations: Views of Special and General Education Student Teachers and Their Cooperating Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined general and special-education student teachers' and cooperating teachers' perceptions of the importance, and use of, various instructional strategies needed in diverse and inclusive classrooms. Surveys ranked 45 instructional strategies on actual use and from most to least important. Results indicated an overall agreement among groups…

Cole, Karen B.; Leyser, Yona

1999-01-01

423

Student Teachers and Legal Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most cases, a student teacher's actions are subject to the same laws as are the teacher's actions. Numerous laws are enacted each year that affect teachers and their classrooms. Teachers and teacher educators must be kept informed of the legal consequences of their actions or inaction. Researchers sent a survey to area superintendents,…

Monts, Dana R.

424

Mathematics Education Values Questionnaire for Turkish Preservice Mathematics Teachers: Design, Validation, and Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire that could measure preservice mathematics teachers' mathematics educational values. Development and validation of the questionnaire involved a sequential inquiry in which design principles were established from the existing literature and a pool of items was constructed then submitted to…

Dede, Yuksel

2011-01-01

425

First Results from the La Silla-QUEST KBO Survey: Probing the High Inclination Kuiper Belt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the first results from the La Silla-QUEST survey, a wide-field survey using the 1.0-m ESO Schmidt Telescope at La Silla Observatory. The goal of this survey is to find the largest and brightest members of the Kuiper belt in the Southern hemisphere down to a limiting magnitude of ~21.5 in R. With the majority of our sky coverage, south of - 20 degrees ecliptic latitude, our survey probes the high inclination Kuiper belt. The discovery of 2008 KV42, a Kuiper belt object (KBO) with a perihelion near Uranus and an extreme inclination of 104 degrees, suggests a population of bodies on similar orbits with high inclinations compared to typical KBOs and Centaurs. Our survey is sensitive to such orbits. We highlight our survey detections, including the detection of the new high-inclination object 2010 WG9. We discuss the implications for a population of high-inclination (nearly perpendicular) orbits in the Kuiper belt, placing constraints on the size and distribution of such a population.

Schwamb, M. E.; Rabinowitz, D. L.; Tourtellotte, S.; Brasser, R.; Hadjiyska, E. I.

2011-10-01

426

Use and Users of Electronic Journals at Catalan Universities: The Results of a Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present the results of a survey on the use of electronic journals by the academic staff of the universities belonging to the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC). The results show that a high proportion of teaching and research staff are aware of the collection of electronic journals and that there is an increasing preference…

Borrego, Angel; Anglada, Lluis; Barrios, Maite; Comellas, Nuria

2007-01-01

427

Student Experiences with Media Resources: Results of an Academic Media Center Student Patron Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the results of a survey designed to assess students' experiences with media resources as a means to better understanding academic media center student patron needs and as a first step towards assessing student levels of media literacy, an important but often overlooked component of information literacy. Results indicate a…

Laskowski, Mary S.

2005-01-01

428

Design, Delivery, and Results of the Earth and Space Science Partnership Teacher Professional Development Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth and Space Science Partnership (ESSP) is a collaboration among Penn State scientists and science educators with seven school districts across Pennsylvania. Part of the multi-faceted ESSP effort includes long-term professional development that is built around annual summer workshops for middle grades teachers in several content areas, including Solar System astronomy. Our project was initially funded for five years (we are in year 3 now), so teachers remain engaged with the ESSP for longer than many professional development programs. This project duration allows us to implement several methods for building on the summer workshops: (1) Teachers are able to repeat workshops in a content area more than once, which means that in most of our workshops we have a mix of veteran teachers and those new to the program, (2) three meetings are held throughout the school year where all partners revisit the content and pedagogy from the summer, and (3) the teachers are encouraged and supported in their own efforts to create learning communities in their districts that meet more frequently. In this poster, we report on our efforts to impact the teaching of Earth and Space Science by offering a professional development program designed around coherent content storylines and a claims/evidence/reasoning (CER) framework. We will present the storyline from our summer 2012 astronomy workshop and samples of the CER activities that were developed to align with pieces of the storyline. Finally, we will discuss how aspects of the storyline / CER approach are being implemented in the sixth grade curriculum of one of our partner school districts, the Bellefonte Area School District. We gratefully acknowledge support from the NSF from a Targeted Math Science Partnership award DUE#0962792.

Palma, Christopher; Flarend, A.; Petula, J.; Richards, M. T.; Spotts, H.; McDonald, S.; Furman, T.

2013-01-01

429

THE FREQUENCY OF HOT JUPITERS IN THE GALAXY: RESULTS FROM THE SuperLupus SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We present the results of the SuperLupus Survey for transiting hot Jupiter planets, which monitored a single Galactic disk field spanning 0.66 deg{sup 2} for 108 nights over three years. Ten candidates were detected: one is a transiting planet, two remain candidates, and seven have been subsequently identified as false positives. We construct a new image quality metric, S{sub j} , based on the behavior of 26,859 light curves, which allows us to discard poor images in an objective and quantitative manner. Furthermore, in some cases we are able to identify statistical false positives by analyzing temporal correlations between S{sub j} and transit signatures. We use Monte Carlo simulations to measure our detection efficiency by injecting artificial transits onto real light curves and applying identical selection criteria as used in our survey. We find at 90% confidence level that 0.10{sup +0.27}{sub -0.08}% of dwarf stars host a hot Jupiter with a period of 1-10 days. Our results are consistent with other transit surveys, but appear consistently lower than the hot Jupiter frequencies reported from radial velocity surveys, a difference we attribute, at least in part, to the difference in stellar populations probed. In light of our determination of the frequency of hot Jupiters in Galactic field stars, previous null results for transiting planets in open cluster and globular cluster surveys no longer appear anomalously low.

Bayliss, Daniel D. R.; Sackett, Penny D., E-mail: daniel@mso.anu.edu.au [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Mt Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia)

2011-12-20

430

Designing Summer Research Experiences for Teachers and Students That Promote Classroom Science Inquiry Projects and Produce Research Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research experiences for science teachers are an important mechanism for increasing classroom teachers' science content knowledge and facility with "real world" research processes. We have developed and implemented a summer scientific research and education workshop model for high school teachers and students which promotes classroom science inquiry projects and produces important research results supporting our overarching scientific agenda. The summer training includes development of a scientific research framework, design and implementation of preliminary studies, extensive field research and training in and access to instruments, measurement techniques and statistical tools. The development and writing of scientific papers is used to reinforce the scientific research process. Using these skills, participants collaborate with scientists to produce research quality data and analysis. Following the summer experience, teachers report increased incorporation of research inquiry in their classrooms and student participation in science fair projects. This workshop format was developed for an NSF Biocomplexity Research program focused on the interaction of urban climates, air quality and human response and can be easily adapted for other scientific research projects.

George, L. A.; Parra, J.; Rao, M.; Offerman, L.

2007-12-01

431

Challenges for medical educators: Results of a survey among members of the German association for medical education  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite the increasing interest in medical education in the German-speaking countries, there is currently no information available on the challenges which medical educators face. To address this problem, we carried out a web-based survey among the members of the Association for Medical Education (Gesellschaft für medizinische Ausbildung, GMA). Methods: A comprehensive survey was carried out on the need for further qualifications, expertise and the general conditions of medical educators in Germany. As part of this study, the educators were asked to list the three main challenges which they faced and which required urgent improvement. The results were analysed by means of qualitative content analysis. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 147 of the 373 members on the GMA mailing list (response rate: 39%). The educators named a total of 346 challenges and emphasised the following areas: limited academic recognition for engagement in teaching (53.5% of educators), insufficient institutional (31.5%) and financial support (28.4%), a curriculum in need of reform (22.8%), insufficient time for teaching assignments (18,9%), inadequate teacher competence in teaching methods (18.1%), restricted faculty development programmes (18.1%), limited networking within the institution (11.0%), lack of teaching staff (10.2%), varying preconditions of students (8.7%), insufficient recognition and promotion of medical educational research (5.5%), extensive assessment requirements (4.7%), and the lack of role models within medical education (3.2%). Conclusion: The medical educators found the biggest challenges which they faced to be limited academic recognition and insufficient institutional and financial support. Consequently, improvements should be implemented to address these issues.

Huwendiek, Soren; Hahn, Eckhart G.; Tonshoff, Burkhard; Nikendei, Christoph

2013-01-01

432

State of the art of expert searching: results of a Medical Library Association survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Medical Library Association (MLA) members were surveyed to gather background about the current state of expert searching in institutions. The survey results were intended to guide the recommendations of the Task Force on Expert Searching for promoting the importance of expert searching and implementing those recommendations. Methods: MLA members were surveyed, and data obtained from the survey were compiled and analyzed to answer three general questions: what is the perceived value of searching skills to the institution, how do health sciences librarians maintain and improve their searching skills, and how are searching services promoted and/or mandated in the institution. Results: There were 256 responses to the survey. Over 95% of the respondents saw their expert-searching skills were of value to their institutions, primarily through performing mediated searches and search consultations. Over 83% of the respondents believed that their searching skills had improved over the past 10 years. Most indicated that continued training was very important in maintaining and improving their skills. Respondents promoted searching services most frequently through orientations, brochures, and the libraries' Web pages. No respondent's institution mandated expert searching. Less than 2% of respondents' institutions had best practice guidelines related to expert searching, and only about 8% had guidelines or policies that identified situations where expert searching was recommended. Conclusions: The survey supports the belief that health sciences librarians still play a valuable role in searching, particularly in answering questions about treatment options and in providing education. It also highlights the need for more expert searching courses. There has been minimal discussion about the perceived need for expert-searching guidelines in the institutions represented by survey respondents.

Holst, Ruth; Funk, Carla J.

2005-01-01

433

Users, uses, and value of Landsat satellite imagery: results from the 2012 survey of users  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Landsat satellites have been operating since 1972, providing a continuous global record of the Earth’s land surface. The imagery is currently available at no cost through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Social scientists at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center conducted an extensive survey in early 2012 to explore who uses Landsat imagery, how they use the imagery, and what the value of the imagery is to them. The survey was sent to all users registered with USGS who had accessed Landsat imagery in the year prior to the survey and over 11,000 current Landsat imagery users responded. The results of the survey revealed that respondents from many sectors use Landsat imagery in myriad project locations and scales, as well as application areas. The value of Landsat imagery to these users was demonstrated by the high importance of and dependence on the imagery, the numerous environmental and societal benefits observed from projects using Landsat imagery, the potential negative impacts on users’ work if Landsat imagery was no longer available, and the substantial aggregated annual economic benefit from the imagery. These results represent only the value of Landsat to users registered with USGS; further research would help to determine what the value of the imagery is to a greater segment of the population, such as downstream users of the imagery and imagery-derived products.

Miller, Holly; Richardson, Leslie A.; Koontz, Stephen R.; Loomis, John; Koontz, Lynne

2013-01-01

434

Does Sequence Matter in Multi-Mode Surveys: Results from an Experiment  

PubMed Central

Interest in a multi-mode approach to surveys has grown substantially in recent years, in part due to increased costs of face-to-face interviewing and the emergence of the internet as a survey mode. Yet, there is little systematic evidence of the impact of a multimode approach on survey costs and errors. This paper reports the results of an experiment designed to evaluate whether a mixed-mode approach to a large screening survey would produce comparable response rates at a lower cost than a face-to-face screening effort. The experiment was carried out in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), an ongoing panel study of Americans over age 50. In 2010, HRS conducted a household screening survey to recruit new sample members to supplement the existing sample. The experiment varied the sequence of modes with which the screening interview was delivered. One treatment offered mail first, followed by face-to-face interviewing; the other started with face-to-face and then mail. A control group was offered only face-to-face interviewing. Results suggest that the mixed mode options reduced costs without reducing response rates to the screening interview. There is some evidence, however, that the sequence of modes offered may impact the response rate for a follow-up in-depth interview

Wagner, James; Arrieta, Jennifer; Guyer, Heidi; Ofstedal, Mary Beth

2014-01-01

435

Status of the All Sky Extrasolar Planet Survey and Early Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ASEPS program will survey hundreds of thousands of stars with V 8-13 in the solar neighborhood using the wide-field Sloan 2.5 meter telescope. Following up all the candidate planetary systems with visible and near infrared radial velocity instruments could result in detecting thousands of planets, including rare planetary systems such as transit planets, ``super-Earth'' mass planets, and interacting multiple planetary systems, during 2006-2020. ASEPS will provide a valuable statistical sample for studying many aspects of the formation and evolution of planetary systems. The overall ASEPS program has four major phases: a feasibility study and demonstration in 2004-2005 (phase I), a trial survey and a pilot program in 2005-2008 (phase II), a full-scale planet survey in 2008-2013 (phase III) and an extended survey from 2013-2020 (phase IV). During 2006, we commissioned a full-scale multi-object W.M. Keck Exoplanet Tracker (Keck ET) with 60 object capability and began a trial planet survey of 400 stars at the Sloan telescope. Since August 2006, we have substantially improved the instrument performance (throughput, image quality, Doppler precision and long term stability. In fall 2006, we began searching additional stars. I will summarize the status of ASEPS, early results, and the project's future prospects.

Ge, Jian

2006-12-01

436

Radiological verification survey results at 898 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Wayne, New Jersey (WJ004V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 898 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at one meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 898 Black Oak Ridge Road were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

437

Radiological verification survey results at 3 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ002V)  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 3 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 3 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

1995-05-01

438

Back to School 1997--CASA National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse III: Teens and Their Parents, Teachers and Principals. Conducted by Luntz Research Companies and QEV Analytics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For most middle and high school students in the United States, drug-free schools are not available. To explore the nature of drug problems in the schools, 305 middle school teachers, 484 high school teachers, 401 school principals, 1,115 teens, and 998 parents were surveyed so as to assess their attitudes toward cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs such…

Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

439

Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results From the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2009-320  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the school district data file of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The public school sample…

Aritomi, Paola; Coopersmith, Jared; Gruber, Kerry

2009-01-01

440

Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-311  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the Public School District Data File of the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. School districts associated with public schools and library…

Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca

2013-01-01

441

Viewing Michigan's Digital Future: Results of a Survey of Educators' Use of Digital Video in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Digital video is a growing and important presence in student learning. This paper reports the results of a survey of American educators in Michigan (n = 426) conducted in spring 2008. The survey included questions about educators' attitudes toward the streaming and downloadable video services available to them in their schools. The survey results

Mardis, Marcia A.

2009-01-01

442

A Note on Environmental Concern in a Developing CountryResults From an Istanbul Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey conducted in Istanbul (1995) provided data on residents' opinions about ideas contained in the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The NEP scale was commonly accepted by Istanbul respondents, with the result adding to the evidence that considerable environmental concern exists in developing countries. Although some of the demographic parameters were related to the NEP scale, the patterns in

Andrzej Furman

1998-01-01

443

Bullying in Middle Schools: Results from a Four-School Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when…

Pergolizzi, Fabianna; Richmond, Darren; Macario, Samantha; Gan, Zoe; Richmond, Charlotte; Macario, Everly

2009-01-01

444

Computer Careers Losing Appeal. 1985 Freshman Survey Results, Cooperative Institutional Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of the 1985 Cooperative Institutional Research Program survey of entering college freshmen are presented. Of the 279,985 responses, 192,435 questionnaires from 365 two- and four-year institutions were used to compute the 1985 national norms. Findings indicate that the proportion of new freshmen planning to major in computer science and…

California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education

445

The Effect of Care Setting on Elder Abuse: Results from a Michigan Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares abuse rates for elders age 60 and older in three care settings: nursing home, paid home care, and assisted living. The results are based on a 2005 random-digit dial survey of relatives of, or those responsible for, a person in long-term care. Nursing homes have the highest rates of all types of abuse, although paid home care

Connie Page; Tom Conner; Artem Prokhorov; Yu Fang; Lori Post

2009-01-01

446

Factors Influencing Service-Learning Utilization in Social Work: Results from an Online Survey of Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study (N = 209) explored service-learning utilization in social work education by examining the influence of personal and institutional characteristics, perceived barriers, and beliefs about service-learning outcomes. Results of an online survey of social work educators showed that neither personal nor institutional characteristics…

Cronley, Courtney; Madden, Elissa; Davis, Jaya; Preble, Kathleen

2014-01-01

447

The Censorship Iceberg: The Results of a Survey of Challenges in School and Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey which answers the questions of who challenged what, why, and with what results in the school and public libraries of Manitoba from 1982-1984. Library censorship policies, how often they are followed, the response of the news media, and the difference between selection and censorship are discussed. (EM)

Jenkinson, Dr. David R.

1986-01-01

448

Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: Survey Results, 1991. Bulletin No. 93253.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains data from the 1991 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, administered to 1,440 high school students throughout Wisconsin. Included are data on the prevalence of injuries; drug use; sexual behaviors; dietary behaviors; and physical activity. The results revealed that over 80% of students rarely or never wear bicycle helmets and 50%…

Wagener, Judy; Nehls-Lowe, Barbara

449

The Philippines Is Marlboro Country for Youth Smoking: Results from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine cigarette brand preference trends and differences in Marlboro smokers in smoking-related attitudes and behaviors from smokers of other brands. This study analyzed data from 25,027 adolescents represented in the 2000, 2003, and 2007 Philippine Global Youth Tobacco Surveys. Results indicated that from 2000…

Page, Randy M.; West, Joshua H.

2012-01-01

450

Results from the IAR HI Southern Sky Survey. II. The Magellanic Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the important results of the IAR HI Southern Sky Survey (HISSS) is the mapping of the HI connected to each of the components of the Magellanic Complex, i.e., the Clouds themselves, the Bridge, the Halo and the Magellanic Stream (MS). The obtained maps allow us to study the distribution, velocity field and velocity dispersion of the gas in

E. Bajaja; R. Morras; E. M. Arnal; W. G. L. Poppel

1998-01-01

451

Modeling and Results for Creating Oblique Fields in a Magnetic Flux Leakage Survey Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integrity management programs designed to maintain safe pipeline systems quite often will use survey results from In line inspection (ILI) tools in addition to data from other sources. Commonly referred to a ``smart pigs,'' one of the most widely used types are those based upon the magnetic flux leakage technique, typically used to detect and quantify metal loss zones. The

James C. Simek

2010-01-01

452

MODELING AND RESULTS FOR CREATING OBLIQUE FIELDS IN A MAGNETIC FLUX LEAKAGE SURVEY TOOL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integrity management programs designed to maintain safe pipeline systems quite often will use survey results from In line inspection (ILI) tools in addition to data from other sources. Commonly referred to a “smart pigs,” one of the most widely used types are those based upon the magnetic flux leakage technique, typically used to detect and quantify metal loss zones. The

James C. Simek

2010-01-01

453

Telecommunications Power Plant Damage Assessment Caused by Hurricane Katrina - Site Survey and Follow-Up Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper extends knowledge of disaster impact on the telecommunications power infrastructure. It presents results both from an on-site survey conducted in October 2005 in the area affected by Hurricane Katrina and from industry and government sources. The analysis includes observations about power infrastructure damage to wire-line networks, wireless networks, transmission links, cable TV grids, and TV and radio facilities

Alexis Kwasinski; Wayne W. Weaver; Patrick L. Chapman; Philip T. Krein

2006-01-01

454

MARVELS: The Multi-Object APO Radial Velocity Survey. First Results from the Pilot Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the first results from the pilot program stage of the MARVELS precision radial velocity survey using the Keck-ET instrument. This instrument is a dispersed fixed delay interferometer coupled to a spectrograph and is capable of acquiring precise radial velocities for 60 objects simultaneously in the 3 degree field of view of the Sloan telescope. During the pilot program

Suvrath Mahadevan; J. Ge; J. van Eyken; B. Lee; S. Kane; P. Guo; S. W. Fleming; X. Wan; B. Zhao; J. R. Crepp; R. Cohen; Sloan Observers

2007-01-01

455

Mentor Relationships in Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training: Results of a National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides a contemporary picture of mentor relationships in clinical psychology, focusing on 787 survey respondents who were U.S. members or associates of the American Psychological Association and graduated with a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology in 1994, 1995, or 1996. Presents the results and discusses implications for graduate education. (CMK)

Clark, Richard A.; Harden, Sherry L.; Johnson, W. Brad

2000-01-01

456

Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literacy for Life is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. It presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term. It offers new insights into the factors that influence the formation of adult skills in various…

OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2011

2011-01-01

457

Educators' Guide to Exemplary Special Education Curricula: Results of a National Field Based Survey (1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The newsletter reports results from the National Special Education Curricula Survey completed by state department officials, college and university staff, and personnel from schools, community agencies, and special projects across the country. Respondents identified 230 exemplary special education curricula. Those curricula are listed…

Ash, Paul, Ed.

1984-01-01

458

Uniting Rehabilitation Activities: Results of the ARCA-NARPPS Committee National Surveys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies common concerns of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and the National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector. Results of two surveys (N=42), (N=438) showed respondents favored cooperation between the two organizations in planning conferences, co-sponsoring publications, legislative lobbying,…

Matkin, Ralph E.

1984-01-01

459

Genetic Counseling and Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening: Results of a Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The OTA Background Paper presents results from a 1991 OTA survey of 431 genetic counselors and nurse geneticists. It was conducted to better understand the environment in which the average genetic counselor or nurse in genetics works, to describe the infr...

1992-01-01

460

Conclusions from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999: translating results into nutrition policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

(2) Abstract Objective. This article presents and overview of the main results and conclusions from the Mexican National Nutri- tion Survey 1999 (NNS-1999) and the principal nutrition policy implications of the findings. Material and Methods. The NNS-1999 was conducted on a national probabilistic sample of almost 18 000 households, representative of the national, regional, as well as urban and rural

Juan A Rivera; Jaime Sepúlveda Amor

2003-01-01

461

National Trends in Implementing Wraparound: Results from the State Wraparound Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The wraparound process has been promoted in the children's services field as a mechanism to achieve collaborative service planning and delivery for families of young people with complex emotional and behavioral needs that span multiple agencies. We compared results of two surveys of state children's mental health directors, completed in 1998 and…

Bruns, Eric J.; Sather, April; Pullmann, Michael D.; Stambaugh, Leyla Faw

2011-01-01

462

User Expectations and Preferences regarding Location-based Services -- Results of a Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

How should Location Based Services (LBS) look like? What should they offer and in which form? This paper aims at answering some of these kinds of questions by presenting the results of a detailed survey recently undertaken in Heidelberg, Germany. A general section covers questions about the acceptance of different content types and services on mobile devices. Furthermore the preferences

Alexander Zipf; Matthias Jöst

2004-01-01

463

Participant survey results from the Starting Hizentra Administration with Resources and Education (SHARE) program.  

PubMed

Increased use of specialized infusion therapies has necessitated training of health care providers and patients. The Starting Hizentra Administration with Resources and Education (SHARE) program provided 709 US participants with information to educate patients with primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) on self-administration of 20% subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG). Postprogram surveys assessed participants' experience and opinion of 20% SCIG. The most frequent questions about 20% SCIG regarded subcutaneous challenges (29%). Participants stated that all attributes of SCIG were beneficial (51%), and they expressed interest in future programs on non-PIDD diseases (26%). Survey results will assist in future SHARE and other relevant educational program optimization. PMID:24384881

Duff, Carla; Riley, Patty; Zampelli, Annette; Murphy, Elyse

2014-01-01

464

Initial communication survey results for the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project  

SciTech Connect

To support the public communication efforts of the Technical Steering Panel of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project, a public survey was conducted. The survey was intended to provide information about the public's knowledge and interest in the project and the best ways to communicate project results. Questions about the project were included as part of an omnibus survey conducted by Washington State University. The survey was conducted by phone to Washington State residents in the spring of 1990. This report gives the HEDR-related questions and summary data of responses. Questions associated with the HEDR Project were grouped into four categories: knowledge of the HEDR Project; interest in the project; preferred ways of receiving information about the project (including public information meetings, a newsletter mailed to homes, presentations to civic groups in the respondent's community, a computer bulletin board respondent could access with a modem, information displays at public buildings and shopping malls, and an information video sent to respondent); and level of concern over past exposure from Hanford operations. Questions abut whom state residents are most likely to trust about radiation issues were also part of the omnibus survey, and responses are included in this report.

Beck, D.M.

1991-03-01

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Patterns of knowledge and condom use among population groups: results from the 2005 Ethiopian behavioral surveillance surveys on HIV  

PubMed Central

Background Behavioral surveys help interpret the magnitude of HIV/AIDS. We analyzed indicators of knowledge on HIV/AIDS and condom use among sub populations selected for behavioral surveillance in Ethiopia. Methods We used 2005 HIV/AIDS behavioral data from ten target groups. These were female sex workers, defense forces, police force, pastoralists, truck drivers, intercity bus drivers, road construction workers, teachers, factory workers and people in ANC catchment areas. Results Data from 14,524 individuals were analyzed. The majority were males (63.6%). Overall, knowledge of the three preventive methods, misconceptions and comprehensive knowledge was 57%, 75% and 18.5%, respectively. Female sex workers and the defense force showed some behavioral change in using a condom during the most recent sexual encounter and consistently used a condom with non-regular sexual partners and paying partners. Women, pastoralists and the illiterate were less likely to use condom. Conclusion Misconceptions about the transmission of HIV were high and comprehensive knowledge about HIV & AIDS was low, particularly among pastoralists. Consistent condom use and condom use during the last sexual encounter were high among both female sex workers and defense force employees, both with paying and non-regular sexual partners. This might be a positive sign, though a considerable proportion in each target group did not report using a condom during sex with non-regular partners.

Kassie, Getnet M; Mariam, Damen H; Tsui, Amy O

2008-01-01

466

Institutional Policies and Practices: Results From the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, Institution Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released this week from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this 138-page publication reports results from a survey of 960 institutions and is part of the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. The report gives data on types of instructors (full-time, part-time, teaching assistant, etc.), gender, ethnicity, and salaries and how these numbers have changed over time. NCES found that 71 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by full time faculty, 27 percent by part-time faculty, and 1 percent by teaching assistants (14 percent in public research institutions). The survey also found that 45 percent of faculty were part-time, and only 53 percent of institutions contribute to benefits for part-time faculty (who worked, according to the survey, an average of 36.9 hours a week). This report should be of great interest to anyone tracking changes in university employment.

2001-01-01

467

Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences and the Influences on Their Intentions for Teaching Primary School Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article results from an examination of beliefs about teaching and learning primary mathematics are reported. Commencing and graduating pre-service teachers completed written surveys and interviews. Common to many pre-service teachers were memories of mathematics lessons with teacher demonstrations, completing set exercises, using…

Scott, Anne L.

2005-01-01

468

Attitudes toward Information Technology of Teachers of the Gifted: Implications for Gifted Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This statewide study of teachers of intellectually gifted students examined teachers' attitudes toward information technology. Participants were 418 teachers of the intellectually gifted in a southeastern state who voluntarily responded to a survey about technology attitudes. Results indicated positive attitudes toward technology, with training in…

Shaunessy, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

469

The Effects of a Teaching Methods Course on Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Beliefs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the effectiveness of an educational methods course for changing early childhood preservice teachers' instructional beliefs. The teaching methods course emphasized constructivist teaching principles. Seventy-eight of the early childhood education preservice teachers who were enrolled in this course filled out the Teacher Belief Survey at the beginning and end of the 15-week course. The results of both quantitative

Nesrin Isikoglu

2008-01-01

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Beginning Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs of Subject Matter and Instructional Actions Documented over Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we report the results of survey research that collected responses of an identical sample (31 beginning mathematics and science teachers, elementary and middle school level) that graduated from a reform-based mathematics and science teacher preparation program, the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP). Our aim was to…

Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy

2009-01-01

471

Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematical Beliefs: What Is the Relationship in Elementary Pre-Service Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three hundred-one pre-service teachers enrolled in elementary teacher education program were administered two surveys to measure mathematics anxiety and mathematical beliefs. Results of the study revealed that there were significant differences between third year and fourth year pre-service teachers regarding their mathematics anxiety and…

Haciomeroglu, Guney

2013-01-01

472

Teachers' Perceptions of the All-Day, Alternating Day Kindergarten Schedule.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined kindergarten teachers' perceptions regarding the change in schedule from an everyday, half-day program to an alternating day, full-day program. Subjects included 37 female teachers in a small midwestern city who had almost completed the first year of the changed schedule. Results from a mail survey revealed teacher concerns,…

Good, Linda

473

Principals' and Teachers' Perspectives on Effective Leadership Activities in High-Poverty Middle Schools in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' and principals' perceptions of leadership activities occurring on their campus. Survey methodology was used to gather data from 469 teachers and principals from high-poverty middle schools in Texas. The results of this study found that principals and teachers do not agree on leadership activities…

Nelson, Cheryl A.

2010-01-01

474

Fear and Efficacy Appeals in the Classroom: The Secondary Teachers' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research has examined the use of classroom fear and efficacy appeals from a student perspective, but little is known about teachers' views towards fear and efficacy appeals. In this preliminary study, we conducted a survey of 234 secondary school teachers. Results showed that teachers held mixed views towards the use of fear appeals and…

Putwain, David W.; Roberts, Christine M.

2012-01-01

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Radiological Survey Results for the Niagara Mohawk Right-of-Way, Tonawanda, New York (TNY004)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey of a small portion of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation right-of-way in Tonawanda, New York. The purpose of the survey was to determine if radioactive residuals had migrated from or been redistributed onto the Niagara Mohawk right-of-way from the former Linde property to the west. The Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation, Tonawanda New York, had used radioactive materials at that location for work performed under government contract from 1942 through 1948. The survey was performed in May 1996 in response to Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) requirements. These requirements dictate that the radiological status of certain vicinity properties shall be assessed and documented according to prescribed procedures prior to certification of the property for release for unrestricted use. Such release can only be granted if the property is found to be within current applicable authorized limits. The survey included a gamma scan of accessible areas and the collection and radionuclide analysis of soil samples from the portion of right-of-way located east of the former Linde plant site and north of the railway spur entrance gate. Results of the survey indicate that radioactive material probably originating from the Linde plant is located on the Niagara Mohawk right-of-way in the area surveyed. Surface gamma exposure rates were elevated above typical background levels. Four scattered surface soil samples exceeded DOE guideline values for {sup 238}U, and 8 of 13 surface soil samples exceeded DOE guideline values for {sup 226}Ra. The radionuclide distribution in these samples was similar to that found in materials resulting from former processing activities at the Linde site. It is recommended that the property be designated for remedial action by DOE.

McKenzie, S.P.; Uziel, M.S.

1998-11-01

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The status of burn rehabilitation services in the United States: results of a national survey.  

PubMed

A survey to determine the status of burn rehabilitation services in the United States was developed and sent to 186 burn treatment facilities. The facilities were divided into four groups based upon number of admissions per year (0 to 80, 81 to 120, 121 to 200, and 200+). Completed surveys were received from 114 facilities. Results indicated that burn facilities of different sizes were consistent with respect to the severity of burn injuries treated, the length of hospitalization for acute injuries, and the duration of physician follow-up after discharge. Burn facilities with more admissions were more likely to report (1) organized outpatient burn rehabilitation programs, (2) available specialized burn rehabilitation personnel, (3) regular interdisciplinary inpatient staffing conferences and outpatient clinics, and (4) structured educational activities for staff and Full-time equivalent burn rehabilitation personnel were equally represented across facilities of different sizes. The overall results suggest that there have been substantial improvements in the comprehensiveness of burn rehabilitation care since a previous survey in 1983. Minimum guidelines for burn rehabilitation are suggested based upon the relative consistency between burn facilities indicated by the survey results. PMID:1469031

Cromes, G F; Helm, P A

1992-01-01

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The Chandra Planetary Nebula Survey (ChanPlaNS): Results from Cycle 14  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Chandra Planetary Nebula Survey (ChanPlaNS) is the first comprehensive X-ray survey of PNe in the solar neighborhood (within ~1.5 kpc). ChanPlaNS began with a combined Cycle 12 and archive Chandra survey of 35 PNe, resulting in an overall ~70% X-ray detection rate. The survey is yielding such fundamental, new results as the frequency of appearance and range of X-ray spectral characteristics of X-ray-emitting PN central stars and the evolutionary timescales of wind-shock-heated bubbles within PNe. ChanPlaNS is continuing via a Chandra Cycle 14 Large Program targeting all (24) remaining known compact (radius <= 0.4 pc), young PNe that lie within ~1.5 kpc. We will present preliminary results from the latest (Cycle 14) ChanPlaNS observations, including first-time X-ray detections of hot bubbles within NGC 1501, 6369, and 3918. This research is supported via award number GO3-14019A to RIT issued by the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, which is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for and on behalf of NASA under contract NAS803060.

Freeman, Marcus; Kastner, J. H.; Montez, R.; ChanPlaNS Team

2014-01-01

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Spitzer Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE). I. Overview and Initial Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

We are performing a uniform and unbiased imaging survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC; ~7deg×7deg) using the IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 mum) and MIPS (24, 70, and 160 mum) instruments on board the Spitzer Space Telescope in the Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) survey, these agents being the interstellar medium (ISM) and stars in

Margaret Meixner; Karl D. Gordon; Remy Indebetouw; Joseph L. Hora; Barbara Whitney; Robert Blum; William Reach; Jean-Philippe Bernard; Marilyn Meade; Brian Babler; Charles W. Engelbracht; Bi-Qing For; Karl Misselt; Uma Vijh; Claus Leitherer; Martin Cohen; Ed B. Churchwell; Francois Boulanger; Jay A. Frogel; Yasuo Fukui; Jay Gallagher; Varoujan Gorjian; Jason Harris; Douglas Kelly; Akiko Kawamura; SoYoung Kim; William B. Latter; Suzanne Madden; Ciska Markwick-Kemper; Akira Mizuno; Norikazu Mizuno; Jeremy Mould; Antonella Nota; M. S. Oey; Knut Olsen; Toshikazu Onishi; Roberta Paladini; Nino Panagia; Pablo Perez-Gonzalez; Hiroshi Shibai; Shuji Sato; Linda Smith; Lister Staveley-Smith; A. G. G. M. Tielens; Toshiya Ueta; Schuyler van Dyk; Kevin Volk; Michael Werner; Dennis Zaritsky

2006-01-01

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Development and Results of a Kidney Disease Knowledge Survey Given to Patients With CKD  

PubMed Central

Background Little is known about disease specific knowledge in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We developed and examined the results of a survey to characterize kidney disease knowledge. Design Survey about kidney disease knowledge, with questions developed by experts. Setting and Participants: 401 adult patients with CKD (Stages 1–5) attending a nephrology clinic from April to October 2009. Outcomes & Measurements We calculated survey reliability using the Kuder-Richardson-20 coefficient, and established construct validity by testing a priori hypotheses of associations between the survey and patient characteristics. We descriptively analyzed survey responses and applied linear regression analyses to evaluate associations with patient characteristics. Health literacy was measured using the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine. Results Participants median age was 58 (25th-75th percentile, 46–68) years, 83% were White, 18% had limited literacy, and 77% had CKD Stages 3–5. The 28 question knowledge survey had good reliability (KR-20=0.72), and mean (SD) knowledge score was 66% (15%). In support of construct validity of our knowledge survey, bivariate analysis shows that scores are associated with age (?, ?0.01 per ten years; 95% CI, ?0.02–?0.005; p=0.003), formal education (?, 0.09; 95% CI, 0.03–0.15; p=0.004), health literacy (?, 0.06; 95% CI, 0.03–0.10; p=0.001), kidney education class participation (?, 0.05; 95% CI, 0.01–0.09; p=0.009), knowing someone else with CKD (?, 0.05; 95% CI, 0.02–0.08; p=0.001), and awareness of one’s own CKD diagnosis (?, 0.07; 95% CI, 0.04–0.10; p<0.001). Findings were similar in adjusted analyses. Limitations Recruitment from one clinic limits generalizabilty of findings. Conclusions For patients with CKD, this kidney disease knowledge survey (KiKS) is reliable and valid, and identifies areas of and risk factors for poor kidney knowledge. Further study is needed to determine the impact of CKD knowledge on self-care behaviors and clinical outcomes.

Wright, Julie A.; Wallston, Kenneth A.; Elasy, Tom A.; Ikizler, T. Alp; Cavanaugh, Kerri L.

2010-01-01

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Medical physics aspects of cancer care in the Asia Pacific region: 2011 survey results  

PubMed Central

Background: Medical physicists are essential members of the radiation oncology team. Given the increasing complexity of radiotherapy delivery, it is important to ensure adequate training and staffing. The aim of the present study was to update a similar survey from 2008 and assess the situation of medical physicists in the large and diverse Asia Pacific region. Methods: Between March and July 2011, a survey on profession and practice of radiation oncology medical physicists (ROMPs) in the Asia Pacific region was performed. The survey was sent to senior physicists in 22 countries. Replies were received from countries that collectively represent more than half of the world’s population. The survey questions explored five areas: education, staffing, work patterns including research and teaching, resources available, and job satisfaction. Results and discussion: Compared to a data from a similar survey conducted three years ago, the number of medical physicists in participating countries increased by 29% on average. This increase is similar to the increase in the number of linear accelerators, showing that previously identified staff shortages have yet to be substantially addressed. This is also highlighted by the fact that most ROMPs are expected to work overtime often and without adequate compensation. While job satisfaction has stayed similar compared to the previous survey, expectations for education and training have increased somewhat. This is in line with a trend towards certification of ROMPs. Conclusion: As organisations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) start to recognise medical physics as a profession, it is evident that despite some encouraging signs there is still a lot of work required towards establishing an adequately trained and resourced medical physics workforce in the Asia Pacific region.

Kron, T; Azhari, HA; Voon, EO; Cheung, KY; Ravindran, P; Soejoko, D; Inamura, K; Han, Y; Ung, NM; Bold, L; Win, UM; Srivastava, R; Meyer, J; Farrukh, S; Rodriguez, L; Kuo, M; Lee, JCL; Kumara, A; Lee, CC; Krisanachinda, A; Nguyen, XC; Ng, KH

2012-01-01

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Placebo Use in the United Kingdom: Results from a National Survey of Primary Care Practitioners  

PubMed Central

Objectives Surveys in various countries suggest 17% to 80% of doctors prescribe ‘placebos’ in routine practice, but prevalence of placebo use in UK primary care is unknown. Methods We administered a web-based questionnaire to a representative sample of UK general practitioners. Following surveys conducted in other countries we divided placebos into ‘pure’ and ‘impure’. ‘Impure’ placebos are interventions with clear efficacy for certain conditions but are prescribed for ailments where their efficacy is unknown, such as antibiotics for suspected viral infections. ‘Pure’ placebos are interventions such as sugar pills or saline injections without direct pharmacologically active ingredients for the condition being treated. We initiated the survey in April 2012. Two reminders were sent and electronic data collection closed after 4 weeks. Results We surveyed 1715 general practitioners and 783 (46%) completed our questionnaire. Our respondents were similar to those of all registered UK doctors suggesting our results are generalizable. 12% (95% CI 10 to 15) of respondents used pure placebos while 97% (95% CI 96 to 98) used impure placebos at least once in their career. 1% of respondents used pure placebos, and 77% (95% CI 74 to 79) used impure placebos at least once per week. Most (66% for pure, 84% for impure) respondents stated placebos were ethical in some circumstances. Conclusion and implications Placebo use is common in primary care but questions remain about their benefits, harms, costs, and whether they can be delivered ethically. Further research is required to investigate ethically acceptable and cost-effective placebo interventions.

Howick, Jeremy; Bishop, Felicity L.; Heneghan, Carl; Wolstenholme, Jane; Stevens, Sarah; Hobbs, F. D. Richard; Lewith, George

2013-01-01

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Teachers Say Grades Aren't Enough.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses findings of a survey of 304 elementary school teachers from six eastern Massachusetts school districts. Teachers' values often conflicted with their school districts' formal grading systems. (LMI)

Hubelbank, Jeanne H.; Airasian, Peter W.

1997-01-01

483

Signs of Change Within the Animal Rights Movement: Results From a Follow-Up Survey of Activists  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1990, an attitude survey was conducted of 402 animal rights activists attending a national march in Washington, DC (S. Plous, 1991). The present article reports the results of a follow-up survey of 372 activists attending a similar event in 1996. A comparison of the 1990 and 1996 surveys suggests that during this time a significant shift took place in

S. Plous

1998-01-01

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Signs of change within the animal rights movement: Results from a follow-up survey of activists  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1990, an attitude survey was conducted of 402 animal rights activists attending a national march in Washington, DC (S. Pious, 1991). The present article reports the results of a follow-up survey of 372 activists attending a similar event in 1996. A comparison of the 1990 and 1996 surveys suggests that during this time a significant shift took place in

S. Plous

1998-01-01

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Preliminary Results of the Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy Survey: Probing the Structure of the Milky Way Halo  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we briefly present the scientific motivations and aims of the survey Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy (P.I.: M. Marconi) that is one of the planned Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope guarantee time surveys. Some preliminary results concerning one of the three completed runs are also presented.

Marconi, M.; Musella, I.; Criscienzo, M. D.; Dall'Ora, M.; Cignoni, M.; Ripepi, V.; Grado, A.; Limatola, L.; Moretti, M. I.; Coppola, G.; Bono, G.; Brocato, E.; Raimondo, G.; Calamida, A.; Vst-Gto Survey Strega; Vst-Gto Team

2014-05-01

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National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1998. Volume I: Secondary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-volume monograph reports the results of the 24th national survey of drug use and related attitudes and beliefs among American high school seniors, the nineteenth such survey of American college students, and the eighth such survey of eighth- and tenth-grade students. The major purpose of this publication is to develop an accurate picture…

Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.

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State School Closure: Fort Worth and Travis Employee Surveys 1993 and 1994, Parent/Family Surveys, 1993 and 1994 Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southwest Institute for Developmental Disabilities conducted surveys in 1993 and 1994 of families of people being served at two state schools and of employees of those schools about expected school closures. The two employee surveys explored attitudes about downsizing and closure, morale, and job satisfaction. In 1993, 803 employees at the…

Kraushaar, Kevin, Comp.; Elliott, Delia, Comp.

488

Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=sloginThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacyhttp://www.bartleby.com/59/Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacobyhttp://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.htmlDigital Historyhttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/19th Century Textbookshttp://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/Debates over what young people should be taught in schools have raged on since the time of ancient Greece. From the rise of compulsory elementary education to the creation of the elective system at Harvard in the 19th century, some critics have maintained that such changes have had a rather deleterious effect on young minds. A recently released survey from the Common Core organization adds fire to the already raging conflagration surrounding such matters. The survey asked 1,200 17-year olds to answer 33 multiple-choice questions about history and literature. The results were not terribly promising, as about a quarter of the teenagers surveyed could not correctly identify Adolf Hitler as Germany's chancellor during World War II. Other findings noted that one-quarter of the respondents thought that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World sometime after 1750. Leaders of the Common Core group also argue that the No Child Left Behind law has effectively created a desolate landscape throughout America's public school curriculum, and they suggest that young people would benefit from a more comprehensive liberal arts and science education. In the introduction to their final report on the survey, the authors noted, "The nation's education system has become obsessed with testing and basic skills because of the requirements of federal law, and that is not healthy." The first link will lead users to a piece by Greg Toppo of USA Today that offers a bit of background on this thorny issue, complete with an interesting quiz and a section for comments. The second link will take readers to a news article from this Tuesday's New York Times which discusses the findings of this survey conducted by the Common Core organization. Moving on, the third link leads to the online version of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy which includes 6,900 entries. As the site notes, this work "forms the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy." The fourth link will whisk users away to an interesting interview with Susan Jacoby, who has recently written a book that examines the current "overarching crisis of memory and knowledge." The fifth link leads to the very fine Digital History site, which contains hundreds of resources for history teachers and students that are both well developed and engaging. Those persons looking for a bit of the "old-time" education will appreciate the sixth and final site. Here, visitors can look over 140 19th century schoolbooks digitized by the staff at the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.

2008-01-01

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Literacy Teachers' Perceptions of Professional Development that Increases Integration of Technology into Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of 1441 literacy teachers in the US was conducted to understand the integration of digital technology into instruction. This paper reports results from open-ended questions in the survey aimed at determining teachers' perceptions about how to improve professional development in the area of technology integration. Data were…

Hutchison, Amy

2012-01-01

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Literacy teachers’ perceptions of professional development that increases integration of technology into literacy instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of 1441 literacy teachers in the US was conducted to understand the integration of digital technology into instruction. This paper reports results from open-ended questions in the survey aimed at determining teachers’ perceptions about how to improve professional development in the area of technology integration. Data were analysed using qualitative methods. Respondents identified four factors that they

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