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Working Conditions of Foreign Language Teachers: Results from a Pilot Survey  

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Recent research has consistently shown that teacher working conditions are highly predictive of faculty turnover and student performance. However, very little work investigates specifically the experiences of foreign-language instructors. This paper reports results from a pilot survey of language teachers in public and private schools from across…

Lopez-Gomez, Coral; Albright, Jeremy J.

2009-01-01

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Violence Directed against Teachers: Results from a National Survey  

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Teachers in U.S. schools report high rates of victimization, yet previous studies focus on select types of victimization and student perpetrators, which may underestimate the extent of the problem. This national study was based on work conducted by the American Psychological Association Classroom Violence Directed Against Teachers Task Force and…

Mcmahon, Susan D.; Martinez, Andrew; Espelage, Dorothy; Rose, Chad; Reddy, Linda A.; Lane, Kathleen; Anderman, Eric M.; Reynolds, Cecil R.; Jones, Abraham; Brown, Veda

2014-01-01

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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  

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

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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  

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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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Teacher Paperwork Survey.  

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A survey of experienced teachers sought to determine the extent to which they felt they were required to do more paperwork than before the passage of Georgia's Quality Basic Education Act of 1985 (QBE), whether they felt burdened by it, and who they felt is responsible for requiring it. It also gathered information on teachers' specific paperwork…

Moughon, Anne; Gay, Karen

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

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

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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  

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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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Canadian Teachers' Learning Practices and Workload Issues: Results from a National Teacher Survey and Follow-Up Focus Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

In October 2003, approximately 2000 randomly sampled elementary and secondary teachers from across Canada were sent English language questionnaire forms, inquiring into their practices and opinions concerning their own on-going learning. Respondents were asked to comment on any informal learning they may have done in the past year in their workplaces, their homes and their communities. They were also asked

Paul Tarc; Fabrizio Antonelli; Rosemary Clark; Doug Hart; David Livingstone

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

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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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Characteristics and Contributions of School Subjects at the Elementary Level: Results of a Survey of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers from Four Quebec Universities  

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This article presents the results of a survey questionnaire involving 841 third and fourth year students enrolled in a French language Bachelors degree program in Elementary Education at four Quebec universities. The questionnaire dealt with pre-service elementary teachers' representations of the teaching and learning of four school subjects:…

Lebrun, Johanne; Lenoir, Yves; Oliveira, Anderson Araujo; Morin, Marie-Pier; McConnell, Anne Catherine

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  

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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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What Belongs in a Montessori Primary Classroom? Results from a Survey of AMI and AMS Teacher Trainers  

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There are two major types of Montessori teacher education in the United States: (1) AMI-USA (the American branch of the Association Montessori Internationale, founded by Dr. Montessori to carry on her work); and (2) AMS (American Montessori Society, founded by Nancy Rambusch to represent Montessori in America). This article presents the results

Lillard, Angeline S.

2011-01-01

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Teachers and Marine Education: A Survey.  

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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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Nurse teacher's clinical work: a survey report.  

PubMed

This paper reports on the results of a survey of nurse teachers in four colleges of nursing in England (n = 126). Data were collected using a questionnaire survey. In this survey a five-point Likert scale was developed from an earlier study, to explore nurse teachers' perception of this clinical role. The findings indicate that a number of factors may be influential in the way in which nurse teachers approach their clinical activity. This includes personal factors such as age, educational grade and the length of time spent working in nurse education. Organizational factors also appear to make a difference in the teacher who worked in an organizational model which ensured a smaller number link ward areas were more likely to exhibit a positive and orientation towards clinical work. Factor analysis of the clinical scale resulted in loading of items relating to confidence in clinical role, preparation for the role, influence in clinical area and supervision of students in clinical areas. The implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:8655838

Clifford, C

1996-03-01

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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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Inclusive and Individually Adapted Education in Norway Results from a Survey Study in Two Municipalities Focusing the Roles of Headteachers, Teachers and Curriculum Planning  

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This article aims to throw light on how the intentions behind inclusive and individually adapted education in Norwegian compulsory schools are followed up in practice with regard to central aspects of the roles of headteachers, teachers and curriculum planning. The study was carried out as a postal survey of compulsory school teachers in two…

Buli-Holmberg, Jorun; Nilsen, Sven; Skogen, Kjell

2014-01-01

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American Indian Learning Styles Survey: An Assessment of Teacher Knowledge.  

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The extent of teacher knowledge about American Indian learning styles and the degree to which this knowledge is applied in classrooms was explored. Results from a survey of 154 teachers in schools attended by American Indians suggest that preservice and inservice education programs should present a balanced presentation of theory and practice.…

Swisher, Karen

1994-01-01

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Survey of Instructional Technology Courses for Preservice Teachers.  

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Presents results of a survey of instructional technology courses in preservice teacher education programs. Concludes that more emphasis was placed on integrating instructional technology into the curriculum than on using technology for teacher productivity or personal use, and that the focus was on computer technology rather than educational media…

Hargrave, Constance P.; Hsu, Ying-Shao

2000-01-01

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

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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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A Survey on Mathematical Proofs among Teachers  

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Mathematical proofs are not only the focus of every country's mathematics curriculum reforms, but also the subject of research on mathematics education. This paper is based on a survey of mathematics teachers, the goal of which was to investigate the understanding of mathematical proofs of secondary school math teachers, their levels of…

Zhou, Chao; Bao, Jiansheng

2009-01-01

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A Survey Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Beliefs and Confidence about Teaching Early Math  

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This study reports on results from the Early Mathematics Beliefs and Confidence Survey, administered to 346 preschool teachers in a large public school system in the Midwest. Survey results depict a much more positive view of teachers' beliefs and confidence in early math teaching than previously reported. Results also suggest that teacher

Chen, Jie-Qi; McCray, Jennifer; Adams, Margaret; Leow, Christine

2014-01-01

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Statewide Telecourse Survey: Teachers, Administrators & Students.  

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This study surveyed high school students, teachers, and administrators of rural schools in Utah to determine what courses and inservice training offerings these groups wish to see made available via telecommunications. Delivery systems for such courses would include one or more of the following elements: broadcast media, audio teleconferencing,…

Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.; And Others

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School Library Automation in Australia: Issues and Results of the National Surveys. 2nd Edition. Topics in Australian Teacher Librarianship, No. 1.  

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This publication about school library automation in Australia contains 18 chapters divided into seven sections. The chapters in the first section presents survey results: "School Library Automation in Australia: Results of the First, Second and Third National Surveys" (Ken Dillon); and "School Library Automation in New Zealand: Results of a…

Dillon, Ken, Ed.

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Survey of What Secondary Teachers Read Aloud to Students.  

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Prompted by the fact that short and interesting materials suitable for reading aloud to secondary school students are difficult to find, a survey was conducted to compile a list of such materials for dissemination. The 260 respondents included secondary school teachers in all curriculum areas. Results indicated that half the respondents read…

Carneal, Ann; Bohning, Gerry

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Perceived Effects of State-Mandated Testing Programs on Teaching and Learning: Findings from a National Survey of Teachers.  

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Results from a national survey of teachers are reported for five types of state testing programs, those with: (1) high stakes for districts, schools, or teachers, and students; (2) high stakes for districts, schools, and teachers, and moderate stakes for students; (3) high stakes for districts, schools, and teachers, and low stakes for students;…

Pedulla, Joseph J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Madaus, George F.; Russell, Michael K.; Ramos, Miguel A.; Miao, Jing

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Risk Assessment and Geography Teachers: A Survey  

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Recently the issue of health and safety procedures on field trips and school visits has come to the fore, as a result of a series of tragedies involving the deaths of pupils. A review of some of the recent court cases and inquests involving the victims of field trips was undertaken. This indicated that schools and teachers are failing to implement…

Parry, Gareth; Clarke, Linda

2004-01-01

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

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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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Understanding Your Survey Results A Guide to the Results from Your Employee Survey  

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Understanding Your Survey Results A Guide to the Results from Your Employee Survey 700 East;Morehead Associates Page 2 of 24 Understanding Your Survey Results (Employee Surveys) Understanding Your Survey Results Guide (Employee Surveys) Table of Contents Introduction

Squire, Larry R.

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Science and Religion: Evolutionism and Creationism in Education. A survey of teachers conceptions in 14 countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The renewed creationist movements are currently seen as a threat for science teaching in the world What is their impact on teachers' conceptions? We present here the results of a first large survey on this question, analysing teachers' conceptions in 14 countries (5 in Africa, 1 in Middle East and 9 in Europe). The total sample is composed of 5700

Pierre Clément; Charline Laurent; Graça Carvalho

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A Survey of the Types of Data Collected by Transition Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We conducted a survey to determine the types and frequency of student performance, consumer satisfaction, and post-school outcome data collected by teachers in transition classrooms. A 29-item questionnaire was completed by 280 teachers identified by their principals as teaching the North Carolina Occupational Course-of-Study. Results indicated that the majority of teachers collected student skill performance and maintenance data on a

Steven E. Eddy; Melia Neale; Wendy M. Wood

2004-01-01

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Reported Voice Difficulties in Student Teachers: A Questionnaire Survey  

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As professional voice users, teachers are particularly at risk of abusing their voices and developing voice disorders during their career. In spite of this, attention paid to voice care in the initial training and further professional development of teachers is unevenly spread and insufficient. This article describes a questionnaire survey of 171…

Fairfield, Carol; Richards, Brian

2007-01-01

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Teachers' Perceptions of Their Jobs: A Multilevel Analysis of the Teacher Follow-Up Survey for 1994-95  

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This study examined teachers' perceptions of their jobs and teacher turnover through an analysis of data from the National Center for Education Statistics Schools and Staffing Survey and Teacher Follow-Up Survey. Our analysis suggests that student discipline problems were a major reason for teachers' dissatisfaction with their jobs, second only to…

Liu, Xiaofeng Steven; Meyer, J. Patrick

2005-01-01

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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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Preparatory Teachers' Perceptions of School Readiness: A Survey of Victorian Teachers  

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This study surveyed perspectives held by school teachers regarding factors that contribute to successful transition to school. In addition, this study explored practices in place to enhance children's transition to school. Participants were self-nominated, preparatory teachers from publicly funded primary schools in Victoria, Australia. From…

Serry, Tanya; Imms, Christine; Froude, Elspeth; Joffe, Beverly; Heine, Chyrisse; Merrigan, Celeste

2014-01-01

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Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation  

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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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Survey on Teaching Science to K-12 Students with Disabilities: Teacher Preparedness and Attitudes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students with disabilities are increasingly included in general education science classrooms and are expected to demonstrate academic proficiency on standardized assessments. Teacher preparation and attitudes have been cited as major factors contributing to either the success or failure of students with disabilities in science. In order to assess the current state of what could be facilitative or inhibitory influences, a national online survey to which 1,088 K-12 science teachers responded was conducted. Mixed methods' analyses suggest that science teachers receive little formal training and feel underprepared to teach students with disabilities. Results identify specific gaps in science teachers' education, as well as attitudinal and institutional barriers that may inhibit students with disabilities' success. However, science teachers remain highly receptive to training and collaboration. Implications for science teacher education are discussed.

Kahn, Sami; Lewis, Anna R.

2014-12-01

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Survey Results and Award Presentations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An acknowledgement for the significant behind the scenes contributions was given to three people who had contributed to the success of the Software Engineering workshops. The rest of the presentation reports on the results of a survey sent to everyone on the workshop mailing list. The questionnaire elicited information about the state of software engineering in the respondents organization was similar to one sent 10 years before. A review of the results of the questionnaire, comparing the result to one given before is presented.

Valett, Jon D.

1995-01-01

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Science teachers in deaf education: A national survey of K-8 teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 was employed. Utilizing a non-experimental, basic research design and survey methodology, the researcher reviewed both quantitative and qualitative data. The majority of science teachers in this survey at the elementary school level are female and hearing. More than half have deaf education masters degrees. Few have science degrees. The majority of teachers had less than 10 years teaching experience with deaf students. Sixty percent were highly qualified in science; only forty percent were certified in science. They were equally employed at either a state residential school or a public day school. Two-way chi-square analyses were carried out. Hearing teachers preferred to observe other teachers teaching science compared to deaf teachers chi2 (1, N = 67) = 5.39, p < .05, deaf teachers were more familiar than hearing teachers with the ASL/English Bilingual Star School program (chi2 (1, N = 67) = 8.49, p < .01). Deaf teachers participated more in the Star Schools training compared to hearing teachers (chi2 (1, N = 67) = 14.15, p < .001). Deaf teachers compared to hearing teachers were more likely to use the bilingual strategy, translanguaging than hearing teachers (chi2 (1, N = 67) = 4.54, p < .05). Hearing teachers used the computer more often in the classroom than deaf teachers (chi 2 (1, N = 67) = 4.65, p < .01). Hearing teachers had their students use the computer more regularly than deaf teachers (chi2 (1, N = 67) = 11.49, p < .01). Teachers who worked in residential schools compared to working in public schools attended more state department of education science workshops chi2 (1, N = 67) = 6.83, p < .01, attended national or state science meetings chi2 (1, N = 67) = 7.96, p < .01, were familiar with the Star Schools program chi2 (1, N=67) = 13.23, p < .01, and participated more in Star Schools programs chi 2 (1, N = 67) = 15.96, p < .01. Compared to hearing teachers, the deaf teachers used web-based science materials (chi2 (1, N = 67) = 4.65, p < .01), used codeswitching chi2 (1, N = 67) = 10.78, p < .001, used concurrent translation chi2 (1, N = 67) = 11.30, p. < .001, used the Cummins BICS model chi 2 (1, N = 67) = 5.71, p < .01, and used problem based learning chi 2 (1, N = 67) = 4.14, p < .01. Survey response revealed that science teachers in the elementary school lacked training in science, used technology infrequently and did not have access to in-service science workshops. Recommendations are made to provide higher quality science preparation at the pre-service and in-service levels. More research was also suggested to investigate the use of bilingual strategies in the teaching of science as many of the deaf teachers reported they used these strategies often.

Shaw, Cynthia

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The Effect of Teacher Influence at School on First-Year Teacher Attrition: A Multilevel Analysis of the Schools and Staffing Survey for 1999-2000  

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This paper studied the effect of perceived teacher influence over school policy on first-year teacher attrition. Data came from the National Center for Education Statistics' Schools and Staffing Survey 1999 - 2000 and Teacher Follow-up Survey 2000 - 2001. First-year teacher status and teacher influence over school policy were related to teachers'…

Liu, Xiaofeng Steven

2007-01-01

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Illinois State Geological Survey: Teacher Resources for Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has worked hard to create this vast array of materials designed for teachers working in geology and the earth sciences. The site is divided into two primary areas: "ISGS Teacher Resources" and "Other Teacher Resources." The "Ask An Expert" section is a good place to start, and it contains an A to Z archive of questions (and answers) that have been posed so far. Visitors are welcome to explore topics here like isotope geochemistry, limestone petrography, and also "Gold in Illinois." Also, this area contains links to teaching geology, which are quite useful. The "Other Teacher Resources" area brings together links to germane sites, such as the Denver Earth Science Project, NASA's meteorology home page, and online guides to landforms from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Food technology, innovation and teacher education: summary of survey findings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report presents a summary of findings from data collected during 2009 as part of a doctoral thesis entitled: A Critique of Food Technology, Innovation and Teacher Education: A Technacy Perspective of NSW Curriculum. The survey instrument collected information that sought to establish contemporary perceptions about the study of Food Technology in Australia and the role secondary education may play

Angela Turner

2010-01-01

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The Pupil Observation Survey; Teacher Characteristics from the Students' Viewpoint.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph summarizes the development of the Pupil Observation Survey Report (POSR), an instrument designed to be completed by pupils in junior and senior high school classes in order to describe their teachers. The instrument consists of 38 statements followed by four choice agreement scales. Data from a single class are reduced to item means…

Veldman, Donald J.; Peck, Robert F.

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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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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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Teacher Reflection: Supports, Barriers, and Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the context of rapidly changing classroom environments, it is crucial that teachers be able to make appropriate decisions. Those teachers who reflect on their practice, particularly while they are teaching (what Schon terms reflection-in-action), are best able to do so. It is the intent of this article to investigate the role of teacher

Jaeger, Elizabeth L.

2013-01-01

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Who's Teaching the Teachers? Evidence from the National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and the Survey of Earned Doctorates  

E-print Network

In light of a documented shortage of candidates for teacher education faculty positions, this study explores the academic labor market for teacher education faculty utilizing data from the National Survey on Postsecondary ...

Wolf-Wendel, Lisa E.; Baker, Bruce D.; Twombly, Susan B.; Tollefson, Nona; Mahlios, Marc C.

2006-01-01

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Topographic Corona Gravity Survey Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present estimates for elastic and crustal thickness obtained from a gravity survey of Venusian topographic coronae, and characterize advantages and disadvantages for generating spectral admittance. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

Comstock, R. L.; Smrekar, S. E.; Anderson, F. S.

2001-01-01

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Food Hygiene Education in UK Secondary Schools: A Nationwide Survey of Teachers' Views  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: A nationwide survey of teachers investigated the teaching of food hygiene in UK secondary schools. Previous studies have focused on effective strategies in consumer food hygiene training but there is little research focusing on school-based education. Design: The questionnaire was developed based on the results of in-depth interviews…

Egan, M. B.; Bielby, G.; Eves, A.; Lumbers, M. L.; Raats, M. M.; Adams, M. R.

2008-01-01

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Palestinian science teachers' epistemological beliefs: A preliminary survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study was to determine what percentage of Palestinian science teachers held beliefs about knowledge and learning that are congruent with the recent constructivist/conceptual change epistemological basis of science education, what factors influence these beliefs, and if the beliefs about knowledge and learning were related. Two questionnaires were developed to probe teachers' beliefs in these two areas, and a sample consisting of 91 teachers with varying educational background and teaching levels responded to these questionnaires. The study showed that only a small percentage of Palestinian teachers subscribed to the recent views of learning and scientific knowledge (25% and nine percent respectively). With regard to the views of learning, this was mainly due to very few teachers believing or realising that students hold alternative preconceptions and that science learning entails conceptual change. Very few teachers also believed that science itself develops through conceptual change. Indeed, more than 80% believed that science develops through accretion and about 40% preferred the inductive model of science to the hypothetico-deductive one which only 11% preferred. It was found that these views were not related to the teachers' years of schooling, years of experience, level at which they taught, or teacher specialisation. The two views of learning and knowledge were moderately related. The results and implications for future studies are discussed.

Hashweh, Maher Z.

1996-03-01

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Results of Highway Maintenance Survey Prepared for  

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Results of Highway Maintenance Survey Prepared for The SC Department of Transportation Prepared of Transportation In Cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration #12;Results of Highway Maintenance Survey Executive Summary The use of surveys to elicit public

Almor, Amit

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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

55

Investigating Graduate Competences: Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the views of a broad spectrum of stakeholders regarding the importance of equipping learners with various global generic competences and how best to integrate these into the curriculum. Nearly 2700 survey responses were gathered from employers and the higher education sector. The responses from the higher education sector…

National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

56

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

57

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

58

Survey on interaction between modern E-learning and English teachers' self-directed learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the survey of college and university English teachers, this paper attempts to explore the interaction of the modern E-teaching and the teachers' self-directed learning. The paper lightened the importance of the teachers' self-directed learning and the aim is to promote the College English teachers' professional development and to improve the teaching quality.

Huang Dapeng; Wu Xiuling

2011-01-01

59

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Past, Present and Future. A Survey of Teachers, Principals and Students. 25th Anniversary Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the twenty-fifth in a series of surveys sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 as a public service. This 25th anniversary edition includes the views of teachers, principals and students and looks back to the earliest MetLife Surveys to examine how perspectives on teachers, teaching and public education have changed. It documents…

MetLife, Inc., 2008

2008-01-01

60

MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012  

MedlinePLUS

... results describe MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users. Users provided this information in response to our online site surveys in 2012. Learn more about the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey used to gather MedlinePlus survey data. ...

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Test Of Astronomy STandards TOAST Survey of K-12 Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Discipline-based education research in astronomy is focused on understanding the underlying mental mechanisms used by students when learning astronomy and teachers when teaching astronomy. Systematic surveys of K-12 teacher' knowledge in the domain of astronomy are conducted periodically in order to better focus and improve professional development. These surveys are most often done when doing contemporary needs assessments or when new assessment instruments are readily available. Designed by Stephanie J. Slater of the CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research, the 29-item multiple-choice format Test Of Astronomy STandards - TOAST is a carefully constructed, criterion-referenced instrument constructed upon a solid list of clearly articulated and widely agreed upon learning objectives. The targeted learning concepts tightly align with the consensus learning goals stated by the American Astronomical Society - Chair's Conference on ASTRO 101, the American Association of the Advancement of Science's Project 2061 Benchmarks, and the National Research Council's 1996 National Science Education Standards. Without modification, the TOAST is also aligned with the significantly less ambitious 2013 Next Generation Science Standards created by Achieve, Inc., under the auspices of the National Research Council. This latest survey reveals that K-12 teachers still hold many of the same fundamental misconceptions uncovered by earlier surveys. This includes misconceptions about the size, scale, and structure of the cosmos as well as misconceptions about the nature of physical processes at work in astronomy. This suggests that professional development in astronomy is still needed and that modern curriculum materials are best served if they provide substantial support for implementation.

Slater, Timothy F.; Slater, Stephanie; Stork, Debra J.

2015-01-01

62

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

Obama Proposes Teacher Results in Federal Law  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its fiscal 2011 budget request, the Obama administration has laid out its intention of carrying forward key teacher-effectiveness policies within the economic-stimulus law into the next edition of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In doing so, the budget proposal would invest heavily in competitive grants for new ways of recruiting,…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2010-01-01

64

Teachers' Reasons for Using Self-Assessment: A Survey Self-Report of Spanish Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aimed to explore teachers' beliefs about student self-assessment (SSA) and the reasons for their use of it in their classrooms. A representative sample of 944 Spanish teachers (38.8% primary school sector, 54.0% secondary school sector and 7.2% university or adult education sector) were surveyed about SSA. Data were analysed using…

Panadero, Ernesto; Brown, Gavin; Courtney, Matthew

2014-01-01

65

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

66

COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Dentistry  

E-print Network

COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Dentistry March 26, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey · Collaborative Satisfaction #12;Dentistry 72.7% #12;Dentistry: 72.8% #12;Dentistry: 91.9% Dentistry 91% #12;Leadership #12;Communication of Priorities Dentistry Dean 36.4% #12;Stated Priorities Dentistry Dean 27.3% #12;Dentistry Dean

Toronto, University of

67

United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers®: 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. PMID:24985488

2014-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Comment Request; NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Survey...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional...activities through the Teacher at Sea Program. Through...collect data only from teacher participants, not from...Respondents: 375. Estimated Time per Response: 1...

2010-10-15

69

Violence Prevention Preparation: A Survey of Colleges of Education and Departments of Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys of teacher education programs at U.S. colleges and universities examined what is being done to prepare teachers to respond to school violence and participate in prevention programs. Questionnaires were mailed to department heads and deans of colleges and universities belonging to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.…

Nims, Donald R.; Wilson, Richard W.

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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

71

Teacher, What Do You Mean by "Creativity"? An Italian Survey on the Use of ICT to Foster Student Creativity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper illustrates how the issue of "creativity raising" is currently tackled by teachers in Italy and what is, in their view, the potential role of ICT to support creativity development. By referring to the results of a small-scale survey conducted among Italian teachers, and starting from the meaning and value they attribute to the concept of "creativity", the paper provides an overview of teachers' prevailing attitudes towards the issue and reports on the kinds of actions they usually carry out within their own classes.

Ott, Michela; Pozzi, Francesca; Tavella, Mauro

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Safe Schools Survey: Post-Secondary Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides the results of a survey of safety and security at colleges and universities in Minnesota, along with policy recommendations to improve safety and security at Minnesota post-secondary institutions. It is based on campus security reports voluntarily submitted by 60 of the 110 Minnesota post-secondary institutions, personal…

Mowery, Andrea

73

DQC 2009-10 Annual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents survey results of the 10 State Actions including status of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These State Actions include: (1) Link P-20/workforce data systems; (2) Create stable, sustained support for robust state longitudinal data systems; (3) Develop governance structures to guide data collection,…

Data Quality Campaign, 2010

2010-01-01

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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

75

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

76

Preservice Teachers' Responses to the "Survey of Children's Legal Rights": Preliminary Analyses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preservice teachers' knowledge of the law as it affects students was investigated. Forty-seven preservice teachers, most of whom were undergraduates affiliated with a college of physical education, completed a survey addressing: (1) child abuse; (2) freedom of speech and press; (3) suspension and expulsion from school; (4) corporal punishment; (5)…

Sametz, Lynn; And Others

77

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

78

Teacher Supply and Demand in Kansas Public Schools. Twentieth Annual Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual report investigates Kansas' current teacher job market. Data came from surveys of superintendents from all 304 unified school districts, special education directors, directors of teacher education programs, and college placement directors. The nine sections are (1) Historical Perspective, (2) Sources of Data, (3) Relevance of Each Data…

Tompkins, Loren; Mehring, Teresa A.; Hedstrom, Cora Z.; Switzer, Maggie

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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

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Teacher Working Conditions Are Student Learning Conditions: A Report on the 2006 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Governor Easley of North Carolina has made a sustained commitment to listening to educators and reforming schools to create the working conditions necessary for student and teacher success. With three iterations of the working conditions survey and about 150,000 responses to critical questions about their workplace, analyses have been consistent…

Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

2007-01-01

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Results of the users' requirements survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the High Resolution, High Frame Rate Video Technology (HHVT) Users' Requirements Survey were the following: (1) Document the requirements of potential users of the HHVT system; (2) Establish a data base relating key video parameters to HHVT users; (3) Guide the development of a high resolution, high frame rate video system offering high data storage capacity and high data transmission rates; (4) Allow users to compare their requirements to those of other users and to the state-of-the-art technology; and (5) Allow users to reassess, if necessary, their requirements in the light of existing and near-term technology. The results of the Users' Requirements Survey are presented. The diversity of these requirements indicates a need for developing a video system with great flexibility.

Butcher, Robert L.

1990-01-01

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First Results from the SPICES Survey  

E-print Network

We present first results from SPICES, the Spectroscopic, Photometric, Infrared-Chosen Extragalactic Survey. SPICES is comprised of four ~30 square arcminute high Galactic latitude fields with deep BRIzJK imaging reaching depths of ~25th magnitude (AB) in the optical and ~23rd magnitude (AB) in the near-infrared. To date we have 626 spectroscopic redshifts for infrared-selected SPICES sources with K1. One of the SPICES fields has been the target of a deep 190 ksec Chandra exposure; we discuss initial results from analysis of that data set. Finally, we briefly discuss a successful campaign to identify high-redshift sources in the SPICES fields.

Daniel Stern; Andrew Connolly; Peter Eisenhardt; Richard Elston; Brad Holden; Piero Rosati; S. A. Stanford; Hyron Spinrad; Paolo Tozzi; K. L. Wu

2000-12-06

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First Results from the SPICES Survey  

E-print Network

We present first results from SPICES, the Spectroscopic, Photometric, Infrared-Chosen Extragalactic Survey. SPICES is comprised of four ~30 square arcminute high Galactic latitude fields with deep BRIzJK imaging reaching depths of ~25th magnitude (AB) in the optical and ~23rd magnitude (AB) in the near-infrared. To date we have 626 spectroscopic redshifts for infrared-selected SPICES sources with K1. One of the SPICES fields has been the target of a deep 190 ksec Chandra exposure; we discuss initial results from analysis of that data set. Finally, we briefly discuss a successful campaign to identify high-redshift sources in the SPICES fields.

Stern, D; Eisenhardt, P; Elston, R; Holden, B; Rosati, P; Stanford, S A; Spinrad, H; Tozzi, P; Wu, K L; Stern, Daniel; Connolly, Andrew; Eisenhardt, Peter; Elston, Richard; Holden, Brad; Rosati, Piero; Spinrad, Hyron; Tozzi, Paolo

2000-01-01

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Perceived Importance of District Developed Teacher Evaluation Standards and Criteria as Measured by Teacher Values Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009, a PK-12 public school district board of education approved a teacher evaluation tool developed by a volunteer team of teachers and administrators. The Learning Based Teacher Evaluation (LBTE) was constructed with six broad standards and fifteen specific criteria. The standards and criteria were assumed important to professional practice,…

Davis, Jan Ellen Pfeiffer

2011-01-01

85

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

86

North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey Interim Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2002, North Carolina, under the leadership of Governor Mike Easley and the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Commission, has worked to improve understanding of a critical factor in student learning and teacher retention: the conditions under which teachers work. In 2006, 66 percent (more than 75,000) school-based licensed…

Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

2006-01-01

87

The GALAH Survey: Early Science Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The GALAH (GALactic Archaeology with HERMES) survey is a large Australian-led project that will measure the chemical compositions and radial velocities of 1 million stars in the Milky Way. The primary science goals have to do with "chemical tagging": using groups of stars with matching chemical abundance patterns to study the history of star formation and chemical evolution in the disk. However, there are many other astrophysical questions that can be addressed with GALAH data. I will discuss early results across a broad range of GALAH science goals.

Zucker, Daniel B.; Galah Team

2015-01-01

88

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

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[1998 environment survey--initial results].  

PubMed

In close connection with the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998, a third round of the German Environmental Survey (GerES III) was carried out using a random subsample of about 4,500 subjects, which are representative for the German population aged 18 to 69 years. The GerES was carried out by the Federal Environmental Agency on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety. The participants had to undergo an examination in human-biomonitoring. An environmental questionnaire was used to get exposure-related information. Preliminary results indicate a reduction of the body burden with metals in 1998 compared with 1990/92. However, some individuals showed elevated values. For those people health effects are possible or cannot be excluded with sufficient certainty. Using the results of GerES III it will be possible for the first time to establish reference values for organochlorine compounds on a representative data basis. The examination of the tap water used in the subjects households shows that the limit and guideline values of the German Drinking Water Ordinance have not always been met in 1998. This holds especially for lead, copper, and zinc which are being used as pipe-material for domestic plumbing. PMID:10726423

Schulz, C; Becker, K; Helm, D; Krause, C

1999-12-01

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WARNER CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2005  

E-print Network

% Indicated that they had used the Career Office Breakdown by Major: Fishery Biology: (3 completed surveys) No data collected Watershed Science: (4 completed surveys) 1 are looking for work 3 are taking time off

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Student Satisfaction. YESS Survey Results, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a report on the 2000 Yearly Evaluation of Services by Students (YESS) survey administered by Howard Community College (HCC) (Maryland) to assess student satisfaction with college services and other aspects of the campus environment. The YESS survey has been administered since 1991. In 2000, 991 out of 2,215 students responded to the survey

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

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CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2003  

E-print Network

they started looking for a job before graduation 39 (53%) no data Indicated that they had completed at least or had not used the Career Office Breakdown by major: Fishery Biology: (1 completed survey) 1, 2002 Range Ecology (no completed surveys) no data #12;Watershed: (2 completed surveys) 2 are looking

93

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

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TPACK Survey Development Study for Social Sciences Teachers and Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research is to develop a scale for analyzing the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy perceptions of the social sciences teachers and teacher candidates. During the development process, an item pool has been generated by evaluating the studies made in the literature. Also, after opinions…

Akman, Özkan; Güven, Cemal

2015-01-01

95

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.

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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

97

School Neighbourhood Socio-Economic Status and Teachers' Work Commitment in Finland: Longitudinal Survey with Register Linkage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The extent to which school neighbourhood affects teachers' work commitment is poorly known. In the current study, we investigated whether school neighbourhood socio-economic characteristics predicted teachers' organizational and professional commitment. Primary school teachers (n?=?1042) responded to surveys in 2000-2001 (baseline) and…

Linnansaari-Rajalin, Terhi; Kivimäki, Mika; Ervasti, Jenni; Pentti, Jaana; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna

2015-01-01

98

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.

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CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2005  

E-print Network

a first year salary. 78 (90%) No data Of those employed graduates, percentage of positions as a student Breakdown by major: Fishery Biology (4 completed surveys): 0 looking for work 0 is taking time student graduation data Watershed Science (5 completed surveys): 1 is looking for work 1 is taking time

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Safe Schools Survey. Post-Secondary Student Survey. Preliminary Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 706 randomly sampled students at institutions of postsecondary education in Minnesota examined students' perceptions of violence and safety at their schools. Overall findings indicated that the majority of students had not been victims of violent acts and generally felt safe at their institutions. However, many respondents indicated…

Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.

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Small business needs assessment: a comparison of dental educators' responses with SBDC survey results.  

PubMed

A primary focus of dental education is to teach students the knowledge, skills, and values essential for practicing dentistry. However, the preparation of dentists to manage a business is frequently cited as inadequate. A survey was prepared to assess teachers' opinions of business instructional topics: challenges; desired training; employee benefits; learning resources; importance of business topics; and appropriateness of time allocations. The purpose of this project is to compare opinions of teachers of dental practice management with key management aspects reported for service businesses by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Practice management teachers from forty-eight (89 percent) schools responded to the survey. They indicated that several challenges confronting dentists are similar to other service businesses. Dentists, however, rank customer relations appreciably higher. In order of importance of teaching topics, the practice management teachers rank ethics and personnel management as a high priority and planning as a low priority. Awareness of the similarities and differences in the perceptions of practice management teachers and businesspeople may result in instructional improvements. PMID:11569602

Comer, R W; Callan, R S; Blalock, J S; Turner, J E; Trombly, R M

2001-09-01

102

Beginning Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the First through Third Waves of the 2007-08 Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study. First Look. NCES 2011-318  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted surveys of attrition and mobility among school teachers for two decades, little was known specifically about the early career patterns of beginning teachers. In order to inform discussions and decisions among policymakers, researchers, and parents, the Beginning Teacher

Kaiser, Ashley

2011-01-01

103

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

104

CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2004  

E-print Network

they started looking for a job before graduation 70 (59%) no data Indicated that they had completed at least by major: Fishery Biology (4 completed surveys): 1 looking for work 1 is taking time off 1 is planning

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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

106

Classroom Teachers' Perceptions about Inclusion and Preservice Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to share the results of a study that explored the recommendations of practicing teachers about ways to prepare preservice teachers for including children with disabilities into general education classrooms. A survey was distributed to 71 practicing general elementary education teachers. The survey included the following questions: What should the general education student know about

Michele Wilson Kamens; Susan J. Loprete; Frances A. Slostad

2000-01-01

107

Inquiry-based instruction in secondary science classrooms: A survey of teacher practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this quantitative investigation was to describe the extent to which secondary science teachers, who were certified through Connecticut's BEST portfolio assessment process between 1997 and 2004 and had taught secondary science during the past academic year, reported practicing the indicators of inquiry-based instruction in the classroom and the factors that they perceived facilitated, obstructed, or informed that practice. Indicators of inquiry-based instruction were derived from the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) 5E model (Bybee, 1997). The method for data collection was a researcher-developed, self-report, questionnaire entitled "Inquiry-based Instruction in Secondary Science Classrooms: A Survey", which was developed and disseminated using a slightly modified Dillman (2000) approach. Almost all of the study participants reported practicing the 5Es (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) of inquiry-based instruction in their secondary science classrooms. Time, resources, the need to cover material for mandatory assessments, the science topics or concepts being taught, and professional development on inquiry-based instruction were reported to be important considerations in participants' decisions to practice inquiry-based instruction in their science classrooms. A majority of the secondary science teachers participating in this study indicated they had the time, access to resources and the professional development opportunities they needed to practice inquiry-based instruction in their secondary classrooms. Study participants ranked having the time to teach in an inquiry-based fashion and the need to cover material for mandated testing as the biggest obstacles to their practice of inquiry-based instruction in the secondary classroom. Classroom experience and collegial exchange informed the inquiry-based instruction practice of the secondary science teachers who participated in this study. Recommendations for further research, practice, and policy were made based upon the results of this study.

Gejda, Linda Muggeo

108

Teacher Beliefs about Reading Motivation and Their Enactment in Classrooms: The Development of a Survey Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined teachers' beliefs about motivating students to read through the development of a new survey questionnaire. The current investigation reports on initial tests of the scale's reliability and validity. The items for this measure were developed from an engagement perspective to reflect the motivational constructs represented in an…

Quirk, Matthew; Unrau, Norman; Ragusa, Gisele; Rueda, Robert; Lim, Hyo; Velasco, Alejandra; Fujii, Kayoko; Bowers, Erica; Nemerouf, Ann; Loera, Gustavo

2010-01-01

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Teachers' and Supervisors' Perceptions of Secondary Learning Disabilities Programs: A Multi-State Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school learning disabilities teachers (n=325) and special education supervisors (n=145) were surveyed concerning secondary learning disabilities programs. Although program emphases have not changed over the past decade, educators' priorities changed, calling for less content area instruction, more career/vocational and learning strategies…

Cline, Beverly Vineyard; Billingsley, Bonnie S.

1991-01-01

110

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

111

MHEC Academic Scheduling Software Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin summarizes the chief quantitative findings of a survey of 264 small and medium sized colleges and universities in the midwest concerning their use of and interest in academic scheduling software. This type of software assists in planning course offerings, assigning instructors and course functions to facilities and time slots, and…

Midwestern Higher Education Commission Academic Software Committee Research Bulletin, 1995

1995-01-01

112

Corporate wiki users: results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 168 corporate wiki users was conducted. Findings indicate that corporate wikis appear to be sustainable. Users stated three main types of benefits from corporate wikis: enhanced reputation, work made easier, and helping the organization to improve its processes. These benefits were seen as more likely when the wiki was used for tasks requiring novel solutions and the

Ann Majchrzak; Christian Wagner; Dave Yates

2006-01-01

113

Sporadic meteor radiant distributions - Orbital survey results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structure of the sporadic meteor complex is determined from the data in 10 orbital surveys. In addition to the previously known apex, helion, antihelion and northern toroidal sources, we find a southern toroidal source and a splitting of the apex source. The size of the sources and possible origin of meteoroids from each region are discussed.

Jones, J.; Brown, P.

1993-12-01

114

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

115

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

116

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.

117

Teachers Using Continuous GPS Data to Learn About Earthquakes - Sharing Research Results in the Classroom Through Lesson Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This EarthScope-funded project is a collaboration between high school science teachers and their students, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), University of Arizona, and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). As high school teachers and their students work alongside one another, they are exposed to and contribute to an authentic research process that will lead to publishable results. The scientific goal of this project is to measure plate tectonic movement within the San Bernardino mountain area and the Inland Empire region of Southern California utilizing the Global Positioning System (GPS). Teachers and high school students collected survey-mode GPS data from 11 sites (among a total of 25 sampled by the larger group of participants) during a 5-day campaign from July 14 -19, 2011. The information obtained will be useful for understanding and characterizing seismic hazards in that region of Southern California. To enhance this experience, all of the teachers and their students have been invited to present their results at the SCEC Annual Meeting in September 2011. As part of the classroom implementation phase of the program the teachers are introduced to the Lesson Study approach. Lesson Study is a professional development process where teachers systematically examine their practice with the goal of becoming more effective. This process centers on teachers working collaboratively on a small number of Research Lessons. First, they identify the areas where their students are encountering challenges in learning standards-based content. The challenging areas are identified through results from standardized exams (e.g. California Standards Tests) or other assessment tools. To address areas of difficulty the teachers develop, test, and improve an instructional experience that promotes student learning of that standards-based material. Lesson Study is different from "lesson planning" because it focuses on what teachers want students to learn rather than on what teachers plan to teach. The 2011 teachers divided into three groups and each group is developing a Research Lesson. One of each of the group members teaches the lesson while the others observe the student learning. After the Research Lesson is taught the entire group comes together to debrief the lesson, make revisions, and another member of the group re-teaches the lesson (at a later date and at a different school) to incorporate what has been learned. This presentation will discuss how the CSUSB project has developed a successful framework for providing teachers with a valuable research experience as well as allowing an opportunity for them to think systematically about their craft, learn from experience, and become members of a learning community of practice.

de Groot, R. M.; McGill, S. F.

2011-12-01

118

An Assessment of Attitudes and Behaviors of Foreign Language Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI) and the Teacher Description Instrument (TDI) were used in a comparative analysis of modern language teachers' attitudes toward their students. Students verified results in a reciprocal survey. (RL)

Papalia, Anthony

1973-01-01

119

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

120

Family planning studies the teachers' survey. Part 2: fertility differentials and practice of family planning.  

PubMed

This study deals with biologic and socioeconomic fertility differentials of married female teachers in the Alexandria Governorate who were surveyed via questionnaire from October 1966 to February 1967. It also shows fertility patterns of educated working women, their opinions about family planning, their use of contraceptives, and their knowledge and use of family planning services. Of the 3893 teachers who responded, 65%, or 2626, were married and 92.5% were of childbearing age. The average age was 32.70 years; the average duration of marriage was 7.18 years. Half had just 1 or 2 children, with an inverse relationship between educational attainment and number of children. The number of children increased with the age of the teacher, but there was an inverse relationship between age at marriage and number of children. Just over 25% of the pregnancies ended in abortion, with an average of .64 abortions per teacher. There was a direct relationship between age of teacher and frequency of abortion. Teachers who married when they were under 20 were the most likely to abort. 13% of the teachers were pregnant at the time of the study. An inverse relationship existed between the desire to be pregnant and the number of surviving children. Statistics for married teachers over 45 who had completed their fertility indicate that the average teacher is likely to have 1.02 abortions, 3.1 deliveries, and 2.6 living children. All teachers favored family planning. 77.3% were currently practicing it, most in the 30-44 age group. 42% had consulted private doctors; 44.3% were prac ticing without medical advice; and only 14.8% went to a family planning center. The pill and the IUD were the most popular method, being used by 59.7%. Among those with children, those with no boys were the least likely to use contraceptives. Teachers, with their frequent contact with young people and parents, are seen as a good conduit for information about family planning. However, most teachers themselves got their initial information about family planning from the mass media. PMID:12254508

Kamel, W H; Hanna, A T; Kamel, N A; Wahdan, M H

1970-06-01

121

Key Findings from a National Internet Survey of 400 Teachers and 95 Principals Conducted November 12-21, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the key findings from a national Internet survey of 400 teachers and 95 principals. This survey was conducted November 12-21, 2008. The sample was based on a list provided by EMI Surveys, a custom online research sample provider with an extensive portfolio of projects. The margin of error for a sample of 495 interviews is [plus…

McCleskey, Nicole

2010-01-01

122

Assessing Beginning Secondary Science Teachers' PCK: Pilot Year Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While it is generally accepted that pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an essential knowledge base for science teachers, educational researchers are not clear on how it develops. Previous researchers have suggested that classroom practice may play a significant role. Therefore, it is important to look at beginning teachers' PCK and its…

Lee, Eunmi; Brown, Michelle N.; Luft, Julie A.; Roehrig, Gillian H.

2007-01-01

123

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

124

Survey of K-3rd-Grade Teachers' Knowledge of Ear Infections and Willingness to Participate in Prevention Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Ear infections are prevalent in kindergarten through 3rd-grade (K-3rd) children and can affect their performance at school. Chewing gum, when administered by parents and teachers, can help prevent ear infections in children. This pilot study surveyed K-3rd-grade teachers in the Santa Barbara School Districts to assess their knowledge…

Danhauer, Jeffrey L.; Johnson, Carole E.; Caudle, Abby T.

2011-01-01

125

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

126

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

127

Findings from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-06. First Look. NCES 2008-440  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS), which collected data for school year 2005-2006. This pilot collection is a research and development effort to see if it is possible to collect and publish teacher-level data from the administrative records residing in state departments of education. Seven states…

Johnson, Frank; Cornman, Stephen

2008-01-01

128

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

129

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.

130

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

131

Results from the First World-Wide Web User Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The explosion of World Wide Web (WWW) across theInternet is staggering, both in terms of number of users andthe amount of activity. However, to date, no reliable characterizationexists of WWW browser users. In this paper, wereport results from a survey that was posted on the Web for amonth, in January of 1994. There were several goals motivatingour survey. First, we

James E. Pitkow; Mimi Recker

1994-01-01

132

Is road rage increasing? Results of a repeated survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem: We report on trends in road rage victimization and perpetration based on population survey data. Method: Based on repeated cross-sectional telephone surveys of Ontario adults between July 2001 and December 2003, logistic regression analyses examined differences between years in road rage victimization and perpetration in the previous year controlling for demographic characteristics. Results: The prevalence of any road rage

Reginald G. Smart; Robert E. Mann; Jinhui Zhao; Gina Stoduto

2005-01-01

133

Survey Results Evaluating the Journal of Agronomic Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses procedures used to evaluate and enhance the journal's effectiveness. Presents survey methods and information on membership perception, results, a background discussion, and recommendations for changes. Tables on production and subscription data, survey attitudes of department heads and reviewers, and topics for review articles are…

Barbarick, K. A.; And Others

1988-01-01

134

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

135

A National Survey to Examine Teacher Professional Development and Implementation of Desktop GIS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the results of an online national survey of K-12 educators who attended a series of GIS training workshops conducted by the authors between 1998 and 2004. Data from the self-report survey (N = 186) suggest new information about potential changes in instruction and assessment patterns following GIS training. The survey

Baker, Thomas R.; Palmer, Anita M.; Kerski, Joseph J.

2009-01-01

136

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

137

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

138

The Lupus Transit Survey For Hot Jupiters: Results and Lessons  

E-print Network

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 sq. deg. region close to the Galactic Plane (b=11 deg.) and monitored a total of 110,372 stars (15.0Lupus-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...

Bayliss, D D R; Sackett, P D; Tingley, B W; Lewis, K M

2009-01-01

139

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

140

Teacher Behavior and Student Outcomes: Results of a European Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the extent to which the factors included in the dynamic model of educational effectiveness are associated with student achievement gains in six different European countries. At classroom level, the dynamic model refers to eight factors relating to teacher behavior in the classroom: orientation, structuring, questioning,…

Panayiotou, Anastasia; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Creemers, Bert P. M.; McMahon, Léan; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Pfeifer, Michael; Rekalidou, Galini; Bren, Matevž

2014-01-01

141

Exploring the Characteristics of "Teachers for Excellence": Teachers' Own Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is concerned first with identifying teacher characteristics connected with excellence. It then analyses the results of a survey conducted among primary school teachers in one local authority area in Scotland. Teachers responded to a questionnaire which asked them to rate in importance 44 characteristics of excellence. The findings…

Grieve, Ann MacDonald

2010-01-01

142

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

143

First results from the Chandra COSMOS Legacy survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The equatorial 2 deg2 COSMOS area is the only large field for which a complete, deep, pan-chromatic data set exists, from an outstanding survey effort, and that all large telescopes can observe. During 2013, this pioneering and ambitious COSMOS survey had a major extension, pushing its frontiers via the newly approved Chandra COSMOS Legacy Survey, the second largest Chandra proposal ever approved, plus new deep Spitzer, JVLA and NuSTAR surveys all aimed to study the formation of the structures in the high redshift Universe and the role of active super massive black holes. The Chandra COSMOS-Legacy survey uniformly covers the 1.7 deg2 COSMOS/HST field with 2.8 Ms of Chandra ACIS-I imaging at ~160 ksec depth. This project expands the deep C-COSMOS area by a factor of ~3 at ~3e-16 (1.45 vs 0.44 deg2). The survey consists of 56x50 ks tiles covering a total area of 2.2 deg2 yelding a sample of ~4000 X-ray sources. In this poster we present the first results on the survey and we concentrate on the high redshift z>3 sample.

Civano, Francesca M.; the Chandra COSMOS Legacy Team

2014-01-01

144

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

145

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

146

The effect of trust on teacher empowerment: the mediation of teacher efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 relatively lower scores on general teaching

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

2012-01-01

147

Perspectives: Mentoring New Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Beginning teachers have much to learn about teaching (Odell 1990), including navigating their own classrooms and learning new school procedures and policies. Mentors can assist beginning teachers in making the difficult transition from student to teacher. Smith and Ingersoll (2004) examined data from a national survey and found that beginning teachers who had the support of mentors and well-planned induction programs experienced increased job satisfaction and self-efficacy. This month's column describes how experienced teachers can be effective mentors and the benefits of a mentor-mentee relationship that can obtained as a result.

Deborah L. Hanuscin

2008-07-01

148

Student teachers’ prior experiences of history, geography and science: initial findings of an all-Ireland survey1  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 colleges in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of

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

2007-01-01

149

Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program Cumulative Master Teacher End-of-Training Survey Data. Summary Report. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes responses of Master Teachers to questions from a program application form and a survey administered at the conclusion of every Intel Teach to the Future Master Teacher training in the United States between March 2001 to July 2002. The data reported here demonstrate that Master Teachers' responses to this training have been…

Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

2004-01-01

150

The LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS): Status and Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS) is the first large-area survey of the northern sky with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). By producing images of the sky at 16 frequencies from 30 to 160 MHz, MSSS probes the low-frequency sky at a sensitivity of order 10 mJy/beam, and angular resolution of 1-2 arcmin or better. It thus dramatically expands the frequency range sampled in high-resolution radio surveys, and, crucially, provides low-frequency spectral information about the detected sources. Using LOFAR's unique multi-beaming mode, the survey requires only a rather modest investment in observing time. MSSS began observations in late 2011, and has nearly completed observations in both frequency components (8 frequencies spanning the 30 to 74 MHz range, and another 8 spanning 120 to 160 MHz). MSSS has driven the initial development of the first production version of LOFAR's automatic Imaging Pipeline and spearheaded efforts aimed at solving some of the ongoing low-frequency calibration challenges. In this contribution, I will briefly review the survey design, including an overview of MSSS science topics. I will also present a status update, highlighting early results from the survey such as an in-depth look at the 100 square degree “MSSS Verification Field,” new sources discovered in MSSS images, and a sneak peek at the full survey area. I will conclude by describing plans for the future of MSSS, including the possibility of reprocessing the data to obtain enhanced data products such as higher resolution imaging and polarization. LOFAR, the Low Frequency Array designed and constructed by ASTRON, has facilities in several countries, that are owned by various parties (each with their own funding sources), and that are collectively operated by the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) foundation under a joint scientific policy.

Heald, George; LOFAR Collaboration

2014-01-01

151

Brook Trout Angling in Maine 2009 Survey Results  

E-print Network

Brook Trout Angling in Maine 2009 Survey Results Marc Edwards University of Maine Cooperative of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Wild Brook Trout Initiative for five fishing guides from the greater of Maine's unique wild brook trout fishery could more effectively be promoted to attract anglers seeking

Thomas, Andrew

152

ANALYSIS OF TAP WATER FOR VIRUSES: RESULTS OF A SURVEY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper is a preliminary report of the results of a survey which assayed drinking water for viruses on 30 rural settlements in Israel. Over the period of a year and a half, 111 samples were tested, and 3 were positive for viruses. The positive samples were from closely situated...

153

UW Sustainability Initiative Survey Report on Final Results  

E-print Network

UW Sustainability Initiative Survey Report on Final Results Prepared by Alana Lajoie-O'Malley Director, Campus Sustainability Office The University of Winnipeg March 24, 2011 #12;- 1 - Introductory Sustainability strategic planning coordinated through the Campus Sustainability Office. Responses were solicited

Martin, Jeff

154

Student's Attitude toward Webcast Lecture: An Online Survey Result  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the result of an online survey that has been conducted to observe students' attitude toward webcast lecture. The research model was based on Technology Acceptance Model, in which attitude is a function of perceived ease of use as well as perceived usefulness. It was hypothesized that perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness affect positively with the

Paulus Insap Santosa

2004-01-01

155

Outreach and Information: Survey Results. Research Report Number 58.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, a study was conducted at Howard Community College (HCC) to investigate influences on students' decision to attend HCC and the sources of information about HCC that influenced their choice. In-class surveys were administered by selected faculty members. The resulting 925 responses represented 24% of the 3,926 students enrolled in fall…

Livieratos, Barbara B.

156

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

157

The Faint Sky Variability Survey II: Initial Results  

E-print Network

We discuss the first results from the Faint Sky Variability Survey (Groot et al. 2000). The data consist of V-band light curves, BVI colours, astrometry, and morphology information on several hundred thousand point and extended sources in the magnitude range V=17-25. We discuss the first 30 survey fields covering an area of 8.4 square degrees towards moderate and high galactic latitudes. We analyse the quality of and discuss our differential photometry light curves. We employ statistical methods to select variable objects and present example variable light curves. The distribution of the colours and magnitudes of point sources in the survey is discussed and compared to galactic star count models. Finally, we discuss our search for trans-Neptunian objects in the FSVS fields observed towards ecliptic opposition.

M. E. Everett; M. E. Huber; S. B. Howell

2000-09-29

158

Procedures, Resources, and Selected Results of the Deep Ecliptic Survey  

E-print Network

The Deep Ecliptic Survey is a project whose goal is to survey a large area of the near-ecliptic region to a faint limiting magnitude (R ~ 24) in search of objects in the outer solar system. We are collecting a large homogeneous data sample from the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-m and Cerro Tololo Blanco 4-m telescopes with the Mosaic prime-focus CCD cameras. Our goal is to collect a sample of 500 objects with good orbits to further our understanding of the dynamical structure of the outer solar system. This survey has been in progress since 1998 and is responsible for 272 designated discoveries as of March 2003. We summarize our techniques, highlight recent results, and describe publically available resources.

M. W. Buie; R. L. Millis; L. H. Wasserman; J. L. Elliot; S. D. Kern; K. B. Clancy; E. I. Chiang; A. B. Jordan; K. J. Meech; R. M. Wagner; D. E. Trilling

2003-09-08

159

Impact of methodological "shortcuts" in conducting public health surveys: Results from a vaccination coverage survey  

PubMed Central

Background Lack of methodological rigor can cause survey error, leading to biased results and suboptimal public health response. This study focused on the potential impact of 3 methodological "shortcuts" pertaining to field surveys: relying on a single source for critical data, failing to repeatedly visit households to improve response rates, and excluding remote areas. Methods In a vaccination coverage survey of young children conducted in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in July 2005, 3 sources of vaccination information were used, multiple follow-up visits were made, and all inhabited areas were included in the sampling frame. Results are calculated with and without these strategies. Results Most children had at least 2 sources of data; vaccination coverage estimated from any single source was substantially lower than from all sources combined. Eligibility was ascertained for 79% of households after the initial visit and for 94% of households after follow-up visits; vaccination coverage rates were similar with and without follow-up. Coverage among children on remote islands differed substantially from that of their counterparts on the main island indicating a programmatic need for locality-specific information; excluding remote islands from the survey would have had little effect on overall estimates due to small populations and divergent results. Conclusion Strategies to reduce sources of survey error should be maximized in public health surveys. The impact of the 3 strategies illustrated here will vary depending on the primary outcomes of interest and local situations. Survey limitations such as potential for error should be well-documented, and the likely direction and magnitude of bias should be considered. PMID:18371195

Luman, Elizabeth T; Sablan, Mariana; Stokley, Shannon; McCauley, Mary M; Shaw, Kate M

2008-01-01

160

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

161

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

162

Acid Rain Education and Its Implications for Curricular Development: A Teacher Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey which was designed to obtain information on acid rain education. Reviews results pertaining to instructional time, instructional topics, use of labs from a common resource guide, and preference of materials related to acid rain education. (ML)

Barrow, Lloyd H.; Germann, Paul

1987-01-01

163

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.

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Clment P. & Caravita S., 2014 Education for Sustainable Development: An International Survey on Teachers' Conceptions. In Bruguire C., Tiberghien A.  

E-print Network

Clément P. & Caravita S., 2014 ­ Education for Sustainable Development-192. EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL SURVEYS ON CONCEPTIONS AND POSTURES OF TEACHERS Pierre for a Sustainable Development (ESD) is more and better im- plemented around the world. We first define

Boyer, Edmond

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Building-related health symptoms and classroom indoor air quality: a survey of school teachers in New York State.  

PubMed

Most previous research on indoor environments and health has studied school children or occupants in non-school settings. This investigation assessed building-related health symptoms and classroom characteristics via telephone survey of New York State school teachers. Participants were asked about 14 building-related symptoms and 23 classroom characteristics potentially related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Poisson regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between these symptoms and each classroom characteristic, controlling for potential confounders. About 500 teachers completed the survey. The most frequently reported classroom characteristics included open shelving (70.7%), food eaten in class (65.5%), dust (59.1%), and carpeting (46.9%). The most commonly reported symptoms included sinus problems (16.8%), headache (15.0%), allergies/congestion (14.8%), and throat irritation (14.6%). Experiencing one or more symptoms was associated most strongly with reported dust (relative risk (RR) = 3.67; 95% confidence interval (CI): 2.62-5.13), dust reservoirs (RR = 2.13; 95% CI: 1.72-2.65), paint odors (RR = 1.73; 95% CI: 1.40-2.13), mold (RR = 1.71; 95% CI: 1.39-2.11), and moldy odors (RR = 1.65 95% CI: 1.30-2.10). Stronger associations were found with increasing numbers of reported IAQ-related classroom characteristics. Similar results were found with having any building-related allergic/respiratory symptom. This research adds to the body of evidence underscoring the importance to occupant health of school IAQ. PMID:25196499

Kielb, C; Lin, S; Muscatiello, N; Hord, W; Rogers-Harrington, J; Healy, J

2014-09-01

166

"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

167

Initial results from a ROSAT deep survey in Lynx  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Preliminary results from a deep (70 ksec) Rosat survey of the high galactic latitude selected area Lynx.3A are presented. Lynx.3A sensitivity was previously studied in both the optical radio, with deep Westerbork surveys and deep multicolor Charge Couple Device (CCD) images form the Palomar 200 inch Four-Shooter. About 70 x-ray sources were detected within the central 40 foot diameter region of the Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC), observed surface densities of approximately 200 x-ray sources/sq deg are suggested, and these x-ray sources alone account for approximately 30 percent of the cosmic x-ray background (0.9 to 2.2 keV). An initial look at the observed x-ray logN - logS curve is presented, but a detailed assessment requires further study. The 4 sigma limit of about 7 times 10 to the minus 15th power erg/s.sq cm (0.5 to 2.0 keV) is considerably deeper then the Einstein deep surveys, and of comparable sensitivity to the deepest current Rosat surveys. Cross correlation with our Four Shooter optical catalogs yields at least one likely optical candidate for nearly all of the Rosat x-ray sources; a number of the likely optical identifications have colors of quasi-stellar objects (and stellar PSF), but in other cases galaxies/groups are also viable candidates.

Anderson, S. F.; Windhorst, R. A.; Maccacaro, T.; Burstein, D.; Franklin, B. E.; Griffiths, R. E.; Koo, D. C.; Mathis, D. F.; Morgan, W. A.; Neuschaefer, L. W.

1992-01-01

168

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

169

Texas County Fairs: A Report of Survey Results.  

E-print Network

Texas County Fairs: A Report of Survey Results 8-1457 ~ Texas Agricultural Extension Service ? The Texas A&M University System ? Zerle L. Carpenter, Director. College Station , Texas TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 METHODOLOGY 2 FINDINGS... 3 1. Time, Duration and Attendance 3 2. County Fair Growth 5 3. Revenue Generation 9 4. Distribution of Free Fair Admission (Passes) 11 5. Insurance Coverage 12 6. Volunteers and Staffing Levels 13 7. Marketing and Promotion 13 8. Other Uses...

Watt, Carson E.; Wicks, Bruce E.

1983-01-01

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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.

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What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Transfer Incentives for High-Performing Teachers: Final Results from a Multisite Experiment," examined the impact of the Talent Transfer Initiative (TTI) on both student achievement and teacher retention in 10 school districts across seven states. The initiative gave bonuses to high-performing teachers for them to transfer to and stay…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

2014-01-01

172

Teacher Perceptions of Change in Leadership Roles and Activities as a Result of Participation in a Science Education Leadership Program  

E-print Network

resulting in greater teacher retention and increased student achievement. As York-Barr and Duke (2004) argue, teacher leadership is a means to increase the status and rewards of teaching so as to attract and retain intellectually talented individuals... 20 hierarchy. The main purpose of teacher leadership roles in this environment was to ?further the efficiency of school operations? (York-Barr & Duke, 2004, p. 260). Teacher leaders were seen as an extension of traditional school...

Hobson, Margaret

2010-10-12

173

Results from the 2010 Chief Human Resource Officer Survey  

E-print Network

and Personnel Systems #12;Table of Contents 6 Executive Summary 7 Survey Background & Research Methods 8 CHRO. #12;7 Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) Survey Background & Research Methods Survey Background & Research Methods In 2009, researchers Patr

Almor, Amit

174

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

175

Small main-belt asteroid spectroscopic survey: Initial results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 A (0.4 to 1 micrometers). More than half of the objects in our survey have diameters less than 20 km. Survey results include the identification of the first object resembling ordinary chondrite meteorites among the main-belt asteroids (Binzel, R. P., et al, 1993) and observations of more than 20 asteroids showing basaltic achondrite spectral absorption features that strongly link Vesta as the parent body for the basaltic achondrite meteorites (Binzel, R. P., and S. Xu 1993). A potential Mars-crossing asteroid analog to ordinary chondrite meteorites (H chondrites), 2078 Nanking, is reported here. Through a principal component analysis, we have assigned classifications to the members of our sample. The majority of the small main-belt asteroids belong to S and C classes, similar to large asteroids. Our analysis shows that two new classes are justified which we label as J and O. Small asteroids display more diversity in spectral absorption features than the larger ones, which may indicate a greater variation of compositions in the small asteroid population. We found a few candidates for olivine-rich asteroids within the S class. Although the total number of olivine-rich candidates is relatively small, we present evidence suggesting that such objects are more prevalent at smaller sizes.

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

1995-01-01

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Environmental scan of anal cancer screening practices: worldwide survey results  

PubMed Central

Anal squamous cell carcinoma is rare in the general population but certain populations, such as persons with HIV, are at increased risk. High-risk populations can be screened for anal cancer using strategies similar to those used for cervical cancer. However, little is known about the use of such screening practices across jurisdictions. Data were collected using an online survey. Health care professionals currently providing anal cancer screening services were invited to complete the survey via email and/or fax. Information was collected on populations screened, services and treatments offered, and personnel. Over 300 invitations were sent; 82 providers from 80 clinics around the world completed the survey. Fourteen clinics have each examined more than 1000 patients. Over a third of clinics do not restrict access to screening; in the rest, eligibility is most commonly based on HIV status and abnormal anal cytology results. Fifty-three percent of clinics require abnormal anal cytology prior to performing high-resolution anoscopy (HRA) in asymptomatic patients. Almost all clinics offer both anal cytology and HRA. Internal high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) is most often treated with infrared coagulation (61%), whereas external high-grade AIN is most commonly treated with imiquimod (49%). Most procedures are performed by physicians, followed by nurse practitioners. Our study is the first description of global anal cancer screening practices. Our findings may be used to inform practice and health policy in jurisdictions considering anal cancer screening. PMID:24740973

Patel, Jigisha; Salit, Irving E; Berry, Michael J; de Pokomandy, Alexandra; Nathan, Mayura; Fishman, Fred; Palefsky, Joel; Tinmouth, Jill

2014-01-01

177

The SIRTF First Look Survey: Plans and Early Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On behalf of the SIRTF user community the SIRTF Science Center will conduct a First-Look Survey (FLS) following the completion of the 90-day In-Orbit Checkout and Science Verification periods. The FLS is the inaugural Director's Discretionary Time program. This 110-hour survey will provide a characteristic "first-look" at the mid-infrared sky at sensitivities that are ˜100 times deeper than previous systematic large-area surveys. The FLS is composed of extragalactic, galactic, and ecliptic components with the following goals. EXTRAGALACTIC: (1) Detect enough extragalactic sources at unexplored sensitivity levels in order to generate a representative sample and to reduce the uncertainties in source counts. (2) Characterize the dominant source populations with both MIPS and IRAC data from SIRTF, plus ancillary data at optical, near-infrared and radio wavelengths. (3) Explore the cirrus foreground at moderately high galactic latitudes, and its effect on point-source detectability. GALACTIC: (1) Characterize the cirrus and background source counts at low galactic latitudes. (2) Characterize the extent and brightness of the extended and point source emission from a representative, nearby molecular cloud complex in the IRAC and MIPS bandpasses. ECLIPTIC: (1) Derive number counts and scale heights for main belt asteroids, down to < 1km in diameter. (2) Characterize the zodiacal light as a function of distance from the ecliptic plane. Representative observations are planned to be released in January, 2004 to support the preparation of proposals for the first General Observer Proposal Call. The SSC will release all of the FLS data when the Science Archive opens (currently scheduled for May, 2004). We present here the first results from the components that have been executed and plans for the rest of the survey.

Storrie-Lombardi, L.; SIRTF First Look Survey Team

2003-12-01

178

Teacher turnover and teacher shortages: An organizational analysis  

E-print Network

Teacher Turnover and Teacher Shortages: An Organizational Analysis Contemporary educational theory holds that one of the pivotal causes of inadequate school performance is the inability of schools to adequately staff classrooms with qualified teachers. This theory also holds that these school staffing problems are primarily due to shortages of teachers, which, in turn, are primarily due to recent increases in teacher retirements and student enrollments. This analysis investigates the possibility that there are other factors- those tied to the organizational characteristics and conditions of schools- that are driving teacher turnover and, in turn, school staffing problems. The data utilized in this investigation are from the Schools and Staffing Survey and its supplement, the Teacher Followup Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The results of the analysis indicate that school staffing problems are not primarily due to teacher shortages, in the technical sense of an insufficient supply of qualified teachers. Rather, the data indicate that school staffing problems are primarily due to excess demand resulting from a "revolving door "- where large numbers of qualified teachers depart their jobs for reasons other than retirement. Moreover, the data show that the amount of turnover accounted for by retirement is relatively minor when compared to that associated with other factors, such as teacher job dissatisfaction and teachers pursuing other

Richard Ingersoll

2001-01-01

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Early Childhood Teachers' Perceived Competence during Transition from Teacher Education to Work: Results from a Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transition from education to work is a challenge for early childhood teachers. In this study, competence self-ratings of 348 German early childhood teachers were investigated one year before, at the end of and four months after early childhood teacher education at universities and vocational schools. Perceived competence was assessed by means…

Mischo, Christoph

2015-01-01

180

Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program and U.S. Expansion Program Participant Teacher End of Training Survey. Summary Report. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares findings from the End of Training surveys administered to Participant Teachers (PTs) who took part in the Classic version of Intel Teach to the Future and who took part in the Expansion version of Intel Teach to the Future. Classic survey data were collected between March 2001 and July 2003. PT Expansion survey data were…

Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

2004-01-01

181

Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program and U.S. Expansion Program Master Teacher End of Training Survey. Summary Report. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares findings from application data the End of Training surveys administered to Master Teachers (MTs) participating in the Classic version of Intel Teach to the Future and those who took part in the Expansion version of Intel Teach to the Future. Classic survey data were collected between March 2001 and July 2002. Expansion survey

Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

2004-01-01

182

Identifying Influential Facilitators of Mathematics Professional Development: A Survey Analysis of Elementary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper builds on results from a previous phenomenological study examining characteristics of influential facilitators of elementary mathematics professional development. The current study utilized a survey design where results from the qualitative investigation were quantitized to develop an instrument that allowed participants to identify…

Linder, Sandra M.; Eckhoff, Angela; Igo, Larry B.; Stegelin, Dolores

2013-01-01

183

Nephrologists’ perspectives on dialysis treatment: results of an international survey  

PubMed Central

Background In-centre haemodialysis (ICHD) is the most common dialysis method used by patients worldwide. However, quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients treated via ICHD have not improved for some time. ‘High-dose’ haemodialysis (HD) regimens – which are longer and/or more frequent than conventional regimens and are particularly suitable to delivery in the home – may offer a route to improved outcomes and quality of life. This survey aimed to determine nephrologists’ views on the validity of alternatives to ICHD, particularly home HD and high-dose HD. Methods A total of 1,500 nephrologists from Europe, Canada and the United States were asked to respond to an online questionnaire that was designed following previous qualitative research. Certified nephrologists in practice for 2–35 years who managed >25 adult dialysis patients were eligible to take part. Results A total of 324 nephrologists completed the survey. ICHD was the most common type of dialysis used by respondents’ current patients (90%), followed by peritoneal dialysis (8%) and home HD (2%). The majority of respondents believed that: home HD provides better quality of life; increasing the frequency of dialysis beyond three times per week significantly improves clinical outcomes; and longer dialysis sessions performed nocturnally would result in significantly better clinical outcomes than traditional ICHD. Conclusions Survey results indicated that many nephrologists believe that home HD and high-dose HD are better for the patient. However, the majority of their patients were using ICHD. Education, training and support on alternative dialysis regimens are needed. PMID:24428875

2014-01-01

184

Survey Result of the Engineering Undergraduate Student's “Human Performance”  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Development of engineer's “Human Performance” is being required to respond to various changes. “Human Performace” is defined as an ability of putting own knowledge and skill to a practical issue. Current engineering undergraduate education promotes to learn this ability. To examine effectiveness of the educational program, a questionnaire consisting of 66 items was developed and the survey was conducted across eight universities. As results, most students recognize importance of the ability, but their achievement is lower for English communication skill and adaptation of cultural difference. They learned the ability on laboratory experience for their thesis, experiment class, club activities, part-time jobs and other activities.

Nakayama, Minoru; Takahashi, Hideaki; Kusakabe, Osamu; Ohtaguchi, Kazuhisa; Mizutani, Nobuyasu

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"Invitations to Literacy": Results of the First-Year Implementation Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The implementation of the Houghton-Mifflin K-5 "Invitations to Literacy" language arts program was studied during its first year in California's Moreno Valley Unified School District. A sample teacher survey was developed, pilot tested, and sent to the District. The sample consisted of 658 regular, 20 special day, 19 resource specialist, and 118…

Farrell, Donna; Reed, Dan

186

Career Services Perspectives on the Use of Portfolios in the Teacher Employment Process: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Portfolios are widely required in teacher education programs. One of the rationales often given for their use is their value in the employment process. The issue addressed in this study--the use of portfolios for employment--is separate from the issue of whether portfolios are useful for teacher credentialing or within a teacher education program…

Boody, Robert M.

2009-01-01

187

Investing in Our Future: A Survey of Support Offered to Beginning Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study conducted in Arizona with the support of policymakers that investigated beginning secondary school science and mathematics teachers' perceptions of teacher preparation and induction programs. Identifies the school districts not having a reliable mechanism to monitor beginning teachers and suggests induction programs for beginning…

Luft, Julie A.; Cox, Wylie E.

2001-01-01

188

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

189

Epistemological Beliefs on Teaching and Learning: A Survey among Pre-Service Teachers in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personal epistemological beliefs influence one's cognitive and metacognitive operations in a significant way. They also influence how teachers conceptualize teaching. It is therefore essential for teacher educators to understand the epistemological beliefs that pre-service teachers are holding to foster mature epistemological outlooks that could…

Chai, Ching Sing; Khine, Myint Swe; Teo, Timothy

2006-01-01

190

Results from the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results from the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys spanning the field of astronomy from Near Earth Objects to Cosmology will be presented.Scientific highlights from the PS1 Sky Surveys include: the photometric and astrometric reference catalog with unprecedented size, accuracy, and dynamic range discovery of 1200 NEO's, 120 PHAs, 60 comets; discovery of rotational break up as the origin of catastrophic disruption of solar system bodies; first free floating planet PSO 318-22 and other ultra-cool objects; first 3-dimensional map of dust in the Milky Way; new distances to molecular clouds; new stellar streams in the Milky Way and new globular clusters; new satellite galaxies of M31; eclipsing binaries in M31 - an important step for the distance ladder; micro-lensing events and other variables in M31: super-luminous and under-luminous stellar explosions; first clear tidal disruption of star by supermassive black hole; many new high redshift quasars; and a new determination of the dark energy equation of state from SnIa photometry.The nearly 4 year Pan-STARRS1 Science Mission has now completed. The reprocessing of the entire data set is underway. The Public Release of the entire image, catalog and metadata set of the PS1 Sky Surveys is scheduled for April 1, 2015 from the STScI MAST archive. It is expected that a great many more scientific results will come with community access to the data set.The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys have been made possible through contributions of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii; the Max-Planck Society and its participating institutes: the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching; The Johns Hopkins University; Durham University; the University of Edinburgh; Queen's University Belfast; the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Incorporated; the National Central University of Taiwan; the Space Telescope Science Institute; NASA Grant No. NNX08AR22G; the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1238877; the University of Maryland; the Eotvos Lorand University; and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Chambers, Kenneth C.; PS1 Science Consortium

2015-01-01

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Preparing Teachers of Disadvantaged Children; A Survey of Characteristics of Elementary Teacher Education Programs in Texas and Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), with support from The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education through its Inter-Institutional Program Development Project, has prepared this report as phase 2 of a three-phase project designed to improve the educational approach to disadvantaged children. This report reveals…

National Inst. for Advanced Study in Teaching Disadvantaged Youth, Washington, DC.

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Radiological survey results at Beverly Harbor, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB025)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at Beverly Harbor, 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 the harbor and neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil and biological samples for radionuclide analyses.

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

1992-08-01

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Development of a Survey to Measure Self-Efficacy and Attitudes toward Web-Based Professional Development among Elementary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to develop a survey to measure elementary school teachers' self-efficacy for web-based professional development. Based on interviews with eight elementary school teachers, three scales of web-based professional development self-efficacy (WPDSE) were formed, namely, general self-efficacy (measuring…

Kao, Chia-Pin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Shih, Meilun

2014-01-01

194

Results of Fall 1976 Survey of Engineering Freshmen.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fall 1976 survey of engineering freshmen is the third of a series of five surveys seeking to determine the characteristics and attitudes of male and female engineering students, and the changes in these areas as students proceed through their first two years in engineering programs. Fourteen schools participated in the 1976 survey. An 80-item…

Ott, Mary Diederich

195

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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Results of a State Incentive Program on the Supply and Distribution of National Board Certified Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investment in state incentive policies to support National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) prompt consideration of their distribution and retention. This study examines the results of a state's incentive program for NBCTs, including a targeted bonus for those working in high-poverty schools. A quantitative analysis was conducted of state…

Elfers, Ana M.; Plecki, Margaret L.

2014-01-01

197

Establishing a Learning Community for Community College Students: STAR--Students and Teachers Achieving Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students and Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) is a student-centered learning project developed by Long Beach City College, in California, to increase the success and retention rates of underrepresented students. Through STAR, students are provided with a program of linked courses that develop communication skills, utilize interdisciplinary…

Mackay, Jannie; And Others

198

Educating Inquiry-Oriented Teachers: Students' Attitudes and Experiences towards Research-Based Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we will discuss research-based teacher education as an organizing theme of teacher education. We will report the results of two surveys in which students expressed their attitudes towards the research-based approach and their experiences of research-based teacher education. The construct validity of the inventory was tested using…

Byman, Reijo; Krokfors, Leena; Toom, Auli; Maaranen, Katriina; Jyrhama, Riitta; Kynaslahti, Heikki; Kansanen, Pertti

2009-01-01

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Why is Finnish teacher education successful? Some goals Finnish teacher educators have for their teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, Finnish research?based teaching, according to international surveys, has been shown to lead to excellent results. Previous research has demonstrated that teacher education has often had difficulties in incorporating theory into practice, and that the effects of teacher education on the prior beliefs and views on teaching and learning of student teachers have been weak. The aim of

2009-01-01

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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

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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

202

Results of the Office of Policy's 2001 User Satisfaction Survey.  

PubMed

In the summer of 2001, individuals who had an active professional interest in research or policy issues related to Social Security or to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) were surveyed by the Gallup Organization, under contract to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The survey had two goals. One was to determine the extent to which SSA's research, statistical, and policy analysis work was focusing on topics and issues of widespread concern to users. The other was to gauge user satisfaction with the products of that work. Most of SSA's research and analysis is carried out by the Office of Policy. Responses were obtained from 1,043 persons out of a sample of 1,800. Respondents were most likely to have been interested in Social Security or SSI issues for at least 10 years, to have used information from SSA multiple times during the preceding 2 years, and to have worked for the government, a college or university, or a nonprofit service organization. Results suggest that most users were satisfied with the quality of SSA's research, statistical, and policy analysis information products. Overall, 86 percent of those who had used products from SSA in the preceding 2 years were very or somewhat satisfied, 10 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, and only 4 percent were somewhat or very dissatisfied. 70 percent to 89 percent of users were satisfied with the accuracy, clarity, comprehensiveness, objectivity, timeliness, usefulness, and ease of finding the information. They were most satisfied with accuracy and objectivity and least satisfied with timeliness and the accessibility of products. 62 percent of respondents were very or somewhat satisfied with SSA's identification of and work on new and emerging research and policy issues over the past 2 years, 24 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, and 15 percent were somewhat or very dissatisfied. Respondents were asked to characterized their professional interests in two ways--as related primarily to Social Security, SSI, or both programs, and as related primarily to retirement issues, disability issues, or issues in both areas. Satisfaction varied, sometimes substantially, with professional interests. On all measures, Social Security specialists were more satisfied than SSI specialists, and retirement specialists were more satisfied than disability specialists. Note that of respondents interested primarily in the SSI program, 93 percent were also more interested in disability issues. The survey asked users to recommend ways of improving SSA's research, statistical, and policy analysis, and to recommend issues for SSA's research and policy agenda in the near future. Only 39 percent of users offered recommendations for improvement, and of those recommendations, no single issue predominated. In general, the most common recommendations were for increased data analysis in particular areas and for improved dissemination of information. A large proportion of respondents (77 percent) suggested issues that SSA should include in its research and policy agenda. Although the recommendations were quite diverse, two types appeared to dominate--disability issues and programs, and Social Security solvency and reform proposals. Some of the suggestions for disability research and policy work seem to suggest that the lower satisfaction ratings of specialists in this area reflect generalized dissatisfaction with the structure and administration of disability programs themselves rather than dissatisfaction with the quality of SSA's research and policy products. The Office of Policy is developing specific proposals for improving products and services, based on the survey's findings. By improving the quality and content of its statistical and analytical information, SSA will continue its efforts to meet the needs of a diverse research and policy community. PMID:12822191

Waldron, H

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School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2011-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each school year, the School Climate Survey is administered to gather information on the perceptions that students, their parents, and school staffs hold concerning their schools. In 2011-2012, the survey was distributed to approximately 93,000 parents, 52,000 elementary, secondary, and adult students, and 24,000 staff. This report summarizes…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012

2012-01-01

204

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

205

Results of magnetic HGI and radiometric surveys in W. Canada  

SciTech Connect

This article presents four case histories in which ground-based magnetic horizontal gradient intensity (HGI) and radiometric surveys were used in Western Canada for cost-effective geochemical exploration for hydrocarbons. The authors has developed these two surface exploration techniques from published studies and adapted them for use on the prairies the past 7 years. These surveys are used in conjunction with the usual geologic and seismic studies for: (1) evaluating prospects and land; (2) verifying seismic anomalies and inexpensively locating areas for conducting expensive 3D seismic surveys. Occasionally, as in two of the case histories discussed, these surveys were used successfully as stand-alone exploration methods where seismic exploration is not effective. The HGI and radiometric surveys measure, by geophysical methods, those effects associated with geochemical alterations due to vertical microseepage of hydrocarbons. The total cost, including permitting, data acquisition, data processing, and interpretation of the combination HGI and radiometric surveys is about 15% the total cost of a 3D seismic survey. Because of this, the author finds them an attractive and rapid survey adjunct to traditional exploration. They substantially reduce finding costs and significantly raise the probability of financial success.

LeSchack, L.A. [Topaz Energy Exploration Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

1997-05-19

206

"The Health Educator" Readership Survey, 2011: Reporting the Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Readership surveys can help editors assess satisfaction with a journal as well as identify potential modifications to be made. The editorial staff of "The Health Educator" conducted an online readership survey in the summer of 20 11. After a five-week data solicitation and collection period, a total of 504 Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) members responded.…

Bliss, Kadi; Ogletree, Roberta J.; Liefer, Maureen

2011-01-01

207

Y2K Survey Results: Counties, Cities, School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Survey data obtained in recent audits updated Ohio's local government units' assessment of Year 2000 (Y2K) readiness. The survey was developed with three intended objectives: (1) to provide an accurate assessment of the efforts to remediate the Y2K problem in Ohio's school districts, cities and counties; (2) to identify issues that could affect…

Petro, Jim

208

Student Satisfaction: The 2003 YESS Survey Results. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the annual student satisfaction survey completed by Howard Community College students in 2003.The respondents came from all different class sections. The survey was sent out to 2386 students and 1040 replied, which is a 44% response rate. The majority of respondents had chosen HCC due to its close proximity to home (37%) and their…

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

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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.

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A Survey of Instruments and Practices Associated with Teacher Education Follow-Up Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher education programs that are NCATE accredited are required to have an assessment system that includes follow-up on their graduates. This assessment system is guided by NCATE Standard 2 which judges how each unit uses external information from graduates and employers to refine their teacher education program. These programs use the collected…

McCoy, Christine Ann Baker

2010-01-01

211

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

212

Reading Preparation of Secondary ELA Teachers: A U.S. Survey of State Licensure Requirements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Secondary teacher preparation in reading in the U.S. has received minimal attention from the research community despite the almost universal implementation of the Common Core State Standards. In response, numerous publications have demanded that secondary teachers be fully prepared to support the needs of struggling readers, especially ELA…

Lovette, Gail E.

2013-01-01

213

Professional Problems Experienced by Information Technology Teachers and Suggested Solutions: Longitudinal Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study aimed to determine the opinions of teacher candidates in the fourth year of Computer Education & Instructional Technologies department (CEIT) on the Problems Experienced by Information Technology (IT) Teachers and Suggested Solutions and it has been designed in case study routine taking place within qualitative research tradition and in…

Keser, Hafize; Cetinkaya, Levent

2013-01-01

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

2014-01-01

215

A Statewide Survey of Teachers of Mathematics--Oregon 1976-77.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report focuses on determining the effect of five years of the Oregon System of Mathematics Education (OSME) on teachers and their teaching practices. The instrument, first used in 1974-75, was administered to nearly 5,000 teachers of mathematics in Oregon. Minor changes were made in the questionnaire to obtain more information about…

Haladyna, Tom

216

Teacher Pension Choice: Surveying the Landscape in Washington State. Working Paper 81  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this descriptive paper we detail the structure of two Washington State teacher retirement plans: a traditional defined benefit plan and a hybrid defined benefit-defined contribution plan. We provide preliminary evidence on how retirement plan structures may relate to the choices that teachers make. Our analysis of the financial incentives…

Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Pennucci, Annie; Bignell, Wesley

2012-01-01

217

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

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FRAXA and FRAXE: the results of a five year survey  

PubMed Central

We report the results of a five year survey of FRAXA and FRAXE mutations among boys aged 5 to 18 with special educational needs (SEN) related to learning disability. We tested their mothers using the X chromosome not transmitted to the son as a control chromosome, and the X chromosome inherited by the son to provide information on stability of transmission. We tested 3738 boys and 2968 mothers and found 20 FRAXA and one FRAXE full mutations among the boys and none among the mothers. This gives an estimated prevalence of full mutations in males of 1 in 5530 for FRAXA and 1 in 23 423 for FRAXE.?We found an excess of intermediate and premutation alleles for both FRAXA and FRAXE. For FRAXA this was significant at the 0.001 level but the excess for FRAXE was significant only at the 0.03 level. We conclude that the excess of intermediate and premutation sized alleles for FRAXA may well be a contributing factor to the boys' mental impairment, while that for FRAXE may be a chance finding.?We studied approximately 3000 transmissions from mother to son and found five instabilities of FRAXA in the common or intermediate range and three instabilities of FRAXE in the intermediate range. Thus instabilities in trinucleotide repeat size for FRAXA and FRAXE are rare, especially among alleles in the common size range.???Keywords: FRAX syndromes; incidence; intermediate alleles; stability PMID:10851251

Youings, S.; Murray, A.; Dennis, N.; Ennis, S.; Lewis, C.; McKechnie, N.; Pound, M.; Sharrock, A.; Jacobs, P.

2000-01-01

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The Global Oscillation Network Group site survey, 2: Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) Project will place a network of instruments around the world to observe solar oscillations as continuously as possible for three years. The Project has now chosen the six network sites based on analysis of survey data from fifteen sites around the world. The chosen sites are: Big Bear Solar Observatory, California; Mauna Loa Solar Observatory, Hawaii; Learmonth Solar Observatory, Australia; Udaipur Solar Observatory, India; Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife; and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Chile. Total solar intensity at each site yields information on local cloud cover, extinction coefficient, and transparency fluctuations. In addition, the performance of 192 reasonable networks assembled from the individual site records is compared using a statistical principal components analysis. An accompanying paper descibes the analysis methods in detail; here we present the results of both the network and individual site analyses. The selected network has a duty cycle of 93.3%, in good agreement with numerical simulations. The power spectrum of the network observing window shows a first diurnal sidelobe height of 3 x 10-4 with respect to the central component, an improvement of a factor of 1300 over a single site. The background level of the network spectrum is lower by a factor of 50 compared to a single-site spectrum.

Hill, Frank; Fischer, George; Forgach, Suzanne; Grier, Jennifer; Leibacher, John W.; Jones, Harrison P.; Jones, Patricia B.; Kupke, Renate; Stebbins, Robin T.; Clay, Donald W.

1994-07-01

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Childbearing after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: results from an international survey  

PubMed Central

Background Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can improve survival in selected patients with primary or secondary peritoneal malignancies. With the opportunity for long-term survival, questions about the impact of those procedures in fertility in women of childbearing age can be raised. Methods An international survey was performed among all teams participating in the International Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Group in order to collect data about pregnancies and their outcome in women having undergone previous CRS with adjuvant HIPEC. Results Seven pregnancies were reported after CRS and HIPEC in women treated for peritoneal malignancies. All these women conceived spontaneously, most of them within 2 years after the procedure. They delivered most often by vaginal way after an uneventful pregnancy. Their newborns were healthy, except one case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia requiring emergent surgery. Two additional uneventful pregnancies were reported after the diagnosis of pseudomyxoma peritonei and before CRS and HIPEC, with the support of the medical team. Another woman having undergone oocytes retrieval and embryo cryopreservation prior to the surgery was mother of twins after the procedure via a surrogate mother. Conclusion Childbearing after cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy is possible in women conserving their genital organs after the procedure. The question of fertility should be considered and discussed in women in reproductive age prior to cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Different options could be offered in this setting. Multidisciplinary decision making involving surgical oncologists and fertility specialists is important. PMID:21311981

Ortega-Deballon, Pablo; Glehen, Olivier; Levine, Edward; Piso, Pompiliu; Sugarbaker, Paul H.; Hayes-Jordan, Andrea; Facy, Audrey; Bakrin, Naoual; Rat, Patrick

2011-01-01

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Survey Results of Pain Treatments in Adults with Cerebral Palsy  

PubMed Central

Objectives To identify the types and frequencies of pain treatments used by individuals with cerebral palsy (CP); examine the perceived effectiveness of these treatments; and identify the types of healthcare providers that were accessed for pain-related services. Design A cross-sectional survey design was employed. 83 adults (mean age=40.3 years, SD=13.6) with CP indicated their pain location and intensity during the past 3 months. Next, they indicated their use of 24 different pain treatments and the effectiveness of each. Finally, participants indicated the frequency of pain-related healthcare visits to specific providers over the past 6 months. Results 63% of participants reported experiencing chronic pain and rated their pain intensity over the past week as 5.1/10, on average. The most common pain locations were the lower back, hips, and legs. Physical interventions (e.g., physical therapy, strengthening) were the most common pain treatments reportedly used, and were rated as moderately effective. Many other treatments were also used, and participants sought pain-related care from a variety of providers. Conclusions Although participants reportedly accessed pain care from a variety of providers, and perceived that several types of treatments were effective, many of the treatments rated as effective were rarely used or provided. Future research using clinical trial methods would further elucidate the specific pain treatments that are most beneficial for adults with CP. PMID:21273894

Hirsh, Adam T.; Kratz, Anna L.; Engel, Joyce M.; Jensen, Mark P.

2011-01-01

222

Mount Evans Observatory: Infrared Spectroradiometric Observations and Site Survey Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 24 inch Cassegrain at U of Denver's Mount Evans Observatory (elev. 14,154 feet) is being renovated and utilized to measure selected bright infrared objects in the 16 to 28 micron infrared spectral region. The mirrors have been refurbished and the telescope drive upgraded with a PC-controlled microstepper system. Software and hardware are now in place to control the sky chop and nod functions required for operating our infrared spectral radiometer. A small observing room facility adjacent to the dome has been added. Spectral radiometric observations and associated analysis of CW Leo, Mars and selected lunar surface regions, covering the 16 to 28 micron spectral interval will be presented, and compared with available IRAS LRS data (8--23 microns). The transparency in the atmospheric windows will be discussed quantitatively. In parallel, the results of ongoing site survey studies of water vapor column and meteorological conditions will be presented, including estimates for the number of days per year with total water vapor <2 pr mm and <1 precipitable millimeters. We are grateful to the estate of William Herschel Womble for providing funds to support these activities.

Klebe, D.; Mack, J.; Wiese, K.; Williams, J.; Stencel, R.

1992-12-01

223

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

224

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

225

Results of a Flight Simulation Software Methods Survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ten-page questionnaire was mailed to members of the AIAA Flight Simulation Technical Committee in the spring of 1994. The survey inquired about various aspects of developing and maintaining flight simulation software, as well as a few questions dealing with characterization of each facility. As of this report, 19 completed surveys (out of 74 sent out) have been received. This paper summarizes those responses.

Jackson, E. Bruce

1995-01-01

226

First Results from the Spitzer Extended Deep Survey (SEDS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Spitzer Extended Deep Survey (SEDS) is a Cycle 6 Spitzer Exploration survey program (PI Fazio). SEDS is designed to detect the most distant galaxies while controlling for cosmic variance by surveying five premier extragalactic survey fields: COSMOS, the EGS, the UDS, HDFN, and ECDFS. SEDS surveyed a total of 1 square degree in these five fields to a depth of approximately 26 AB mag in both operating bands (3.6 and 4.5 microns) of Spitzer's Infrared Array Camera (IRAC). This contribution describes the survey and presents SEDS source catalogs containing approximately half a million galaxies. It also presents correspondingly deep IRAC source counts and their contribution to the diffuse extragalactic background light (EBL) in the mid-infrared regime. This work is based on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech.

Ashby, Matthew; Huang, J.; Willner, S. P.; Wang, Z.; Fazio, G. G.; SEDS Team

2012-05-01

227

Perceptions and attitudes of geography teachers to biotechnology: A study focusing on genetically modified (GM) foods  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study reports the perceptions and attitudes of geography teachers towards biotechnology and genetically-modified (GM) foods in Turkey. A survey was conducted with secondary school geography teachers attending teacher workshops in various parts of the country in 2008 and was responded to by 78 teachers from 31 different provinces. The study not only revealed important results about the perceptions of

Ali Demirci

2008-01-01

228

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

229

Results of the 2002 YESS Survey. Annual Survey of Student Satisfaction. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the annual student satisfaction survey completed by Howard Community College students in 2002. The respondents came from all different class sections. The survey was sent out to 106 students and 99 replied, which is a 93% response rate. The majority of respondents had chosen HCC due to its close proximity to home (33%) and their…

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

230

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

231

The Center for Astrophysics Redshift Survey - Recent results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Six strips of the CfA redshift survey extension are now complete. The data continue to support a picture in which galaxies are on thin sheets which nearly surround vast low-density voids. The largest structures are comparable with the extent of the survey. Voids like the one in Bootes are a common feature of the large-scale distribution of galaxies. The issue of fair samples of the galaxy distribution is discussed, examining statistical measures of the galaxy distribution including the two-point correlation functions.

Geller, Margaret J.; Huchra, John P.

1989-01-01

232

Characteristics of Yoga Users: Results of a National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  There are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Objective  To characterize yoga users, medical reasons for use, perceptions of helpfulness, and disclosure of use to medical professionals.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Utilizing cross-sectional survey data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Alternative Medicine Supplement\\u000a (n?=?31044), we examined correlates of yoga use for health. The estimated prevalence from 2002

Gurjeet S. Birdee; Anna T. Legedza; Robert B. Saper; Suzanne M. Bertisch; David M. Eisenberg; Russell S. Phillips

2008-01-01

233

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

234

Teacher Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Rural Alberta, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of 123 elementary-to-secondary teacher surveys and 14 in-depth qualitative interviews examining teachers' perspectives regarding inclusion in a rural school district are reported. Four features of inclusive education from the perspective of teachers are elaborated: (1) attitudes toward inclusion; (2) supportive communication and…

McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Irvine, Angela; Loreman, Tim; Cizman, Juna Lea; Lupart, Judy

2013-01-01

235

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

236

Sources of Stress and Dissatisfaction in Experienced High School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school teachers were surveyed to identify sources of stress and dissatisfaction that may induce teachers to leave teaching. Data on perceived role, school climate, coping resources, and specific work problems were canonically correlated to create a construct of teacher stress. Results are discussed. (Author/DF)

Litt, Mark D.; Turk, Dennis C.

1985-01-01

237

Teacher research experiences, epistemology, and student attitudes toward science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This concurrent mixed methods research study examined the impact of a Teacher Research Experience (TRE) on science teacher beliefs about science, scientific research, science teaching, and student attitudes toward science. Surveys, interviews, reflective journals, and classroom observations of six teachers involved in a TRE were utilized to examine changes in beliefs as a result of participation in the TRE. Student

Diana L. Payne

2007-01-01

238

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

239

2006 B100 Quality Survey Results: Milestone Report  

SciTech Connect

In 2006, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a nationwide quality survey of pure biodiesel (B100) intended to be used as a blendstock. The study collected random samples throughout the United States and analyzed them for quality against the current and proposed ASTM D6751 fuel quality specifications.

Alleman, T. L.; McCormick, R. L.; Deutch, S.

2007-05-01

240

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

241

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

242

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

243

Development of the Reasonable Accommodation Factor Survey: Results and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was (a) to explore the latent factors in the "Reasonable Accommodation Factor Survey" (RAFS) instrument and (b) to compare scores on the latent factors of the RAFS by participant's role. Eight latent factors were identified through an exploratory factor analysis with orthogonal rotation. The reliability tests indicated…

Dong, Shengli; MacDonald-Wilson, Kim L.; Fabian, Ellen

2010-01-01

244

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

245

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

246

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.

247

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

248

Periodicals in Politics: Results from a Swedish Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study discusses the reading habits of the 1595 people it surveyed and the relationship of periodical mass media to individual political involvement. Focusing on popular magazines and organizational publications as periodical types, the study indicates that the amount of time available for reading periodicals and an individual's…

Weibull, Lennart

249

RESULTS OF A RAPTOR SURVEY IN SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO  

Microsoft Academic Search

turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), and northern harriers (Circus cyaneus) were most common and occurred along the entire survey route in all habitats. Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were recorded less frequently only in January in riparian habitats and pinyon-juniper and Ponderosa pine ecotones, and Swainson's hawks (B. swainsoni) were infrequently observed in mesquite grasslands and Chihuahuan desertscrub in May and July.

E L. EAKLE; E. LINWOOD SMITH; STEPHEN W. HOFFMAN; DALE W. STAHLECKER; RUSSELL B. DUNCAN

250

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

251

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

252

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

253

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. PMID:22321336

2012-01-01

254

The Burrell-Optical-Kepler-Survey (BOKS) I: Survey Description and Initial Results  

E-print Network

We present the initial results of a 40 night contiguous ground-based campaign of time series photometric observations of a 1.39 sq. deg 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 in detail by the Ke...

Feldmeier, John J; Sherry, William; von Braun, Kaspar; Everett, Mark E; Ciardi, David R; Harding, Paul; Mihos, J Christopher; Rudick, Craig S; Lee, Ting-Hui; Kutsko, Rebecca M; van Belle, Gerard T

2011-01-01

255

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

256

Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, 11/19/2014 2014 UMass-Amherst Graduating Senior Survey  

E-print Network

Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, 11/19/2014 2014 UMass-Amherst Graduating Senior Survey Campus Summary Graduates (Calendar Year 2014): 5550 Survey Respondents: 4060 Response Rate: 73.2% Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey

Mountziaris, T. J.

257

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

258

A survey of results on mobile phone datasets analysis  

E-print Network

In this paper, we review some advances made recently in the study of mobile phone datasets. This area of research has emerged a decade ago, with the increasing availability of large-scale anonymized datasets, and has grown into a stand-alone topic. We will survey the contributions made so far on the social networks that can be constructed with such data, the study of personal mobility, geographical partitioning, urban planning, and help towards development as well as security and privacy issues.

Blondel, Vincent D; Krings, Gautier

2015-01-01

259

UCSF 2011 Faculty Climate Survey Results: A Decade of Improvements and Challenges  

E-print Network

to develop initiatives and programs to enhance faculty well being. The full 2011 Faculty Climate Survey RepUCSF 2011 Faculty Climate Survey Results: A Decade of Improvements and Challenges Overview Findings from a 2011 faculty climate survey reveal that overall, faculty are satisfied with most aspects

Mullins, Dyche

260

The Core Principles ("Big Ideas") of Physiology: Results of Faculty Surveys  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physiology faculty members at a wide range of institutions (2-yr colleges to medical schools) were surveyed to determine what core principles of physiology they want their students to understand. From the results of the first survey, 15 core principles were described. In a second survey, respondents were asked to rank order these 15 core…

Michael, Joel; McFarland, Jenny

2011-01-01

261

What Factors Inflence Teachers' Level of Follow Up on Their Training? Further Findings from the 2003 End of School Year Survey Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Implementation. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is an addendum to a previous report summarizing teacher responses to a survey administered to U.S. Classic Master and Participant Teachers in April 2003. It specifically examines the factors that influence whether and to what degree teachers follow up on their experience with Intel Teach to the Future. examines a key evaluation…

Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe; Crichton, Jacinth

2004-01-01

262

Mexico 1987: results from the demographic and health survey.  

PubMed

The Mexico National Survey on Fertility and Health was national in scope. Data was collected from 7786 households and complete interviews conducted with 9310 women aged 15-49. Field work took place between February and May, 1987. The size of the general population grew from 44.8 million in 1965 to 70.4 million in 1980, and increase of 57.1%. There was a 26.7% decline in the birth rate during those same years. Crude death rates fell from 10.8/1000 in 1965 to 6.8/1000 in 1980, a 37% decrease. There was an increase in life expectancy from 59.4 years in 1965 to 66.4 years in 1980, an 11.8% increase. There was a 20.9% increase in urban areas during these years. The gross national product per capita was $1860 in 1980. There was a 26% decrease in the labor force in agriculture, from 50% in 1965 to 37% in 1980. The total number of women surveyed with no education was 10.8%; 22.3% were rural, 6.7%, urban. The total number of women who had completed their secondary education was 40.5%. The total fertility rate was estimated at 4.0% in 1984-1986. Total fertility rates are 5.8 for rural; 3.3, urban. The mean ideal number of children across all ages is 3.0. The number of women who want no more children by all births is 4.7. The % of women in union who are using contraception is 52.7. The source of contraceptive supply for users of modern contraceptive methods in different surveys, 1979-87 (percent) is 51.1 Mexican Institute of Social Security in the national prevalence survey; 53.4 in the national demographic survey, 1982; and 61.9 in the national fertility and health survey. The % of women currently using any contraceptive method is 52.7%; 44.6% for any modern method. Women who want no more children are 58.9%; 26.8%, want more children; 10.9% are pregnant and 3.5% are undecided. The main reason for nonuse of contraceptives by women in union who want no more children is that they consider use unnecessary (33.8%). At ages 45-49, 69.8% of Mexican women are married; 4.7% are single; 9.9% are in union; 7.5% are widowed; 1.9% are divorced; and 6.2% are separated. Differentials in age at 1st marriage are 19.4 for women. The duration of postpartum interval for breastfeeding women is 10.5 months; amenorrheic and/or abstaining, 7.5 months; amenorrhea, 5.6 months; and abstaining 4.4 months. UN estimates of the infant mortality rate (IMR) are 53/1000 for 1980-85; survey estimates 47/1000 for 1982-87. Rural IMR is 79 per 100; urban IMR is 42 per 100. Mean children ever-born to mothers aged 40-44 are 5.43; 4.88 survive; 0.55 die; the proportion dead is 0.10. PMID:2375050

1990-01-01

263

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

Barbara Miller

2009-02-21

264

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

265

Teachers and Stress. Final Report, January 1981-May 1982.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part 1 of this report reviews previous research, which has focused on the prevalence and sources of teacher stress more than on coping strategies. While part 2 outlines the study's scope and method, parts 3 and 4 give the results of surveys of principals and teachers in schools of the Wellington (New Zealand) Education Board. Surveys of principals…

Galloway, David; And Others

266

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

267

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

268

Can Teachers Lead Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The numbers are in, and they are not rosy. According to the "Schools and Staffing Survey," 64,954 public schools reported vacancies during the 2003-04 school year. Even more alarming is the fact that projections suggest teacher attrition rates will continue to soar, while student enrollments climb, well into the 21st century. American schools have…

Mihans, Richard

2008-01-01

269

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

270

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

271

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

272

Management of phenylketonuria in Europe: survey results from 19 countries.  

PubMed

To gain better insight in the most current diagnosis and treatment practices for phenylketonuria (PKU) from a broad group of experts, a European PKU survey was performed. The questionnaire, consisting of 33 questions, was sent to 243 PKU professionals in 165 PKU centers in 23 European countries. The responses were compiled and descriptive analyses were performed. One hundred and one questionnaires were returned by 93/165 centers (56%) from 19/23 European countries (83%). The majority of respondents (77%) managed patients of all age groups and more than 90% of PKU teams included physicians or dieticians/nutritionists. The greatest variability existed especially in the definition of PKU phenotypes, therapeutic blood phenylalanine (Phe) target concentrations, and follow-up practices for PKU patients. The tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4; sapropterin) loading test was performed by 54% of respondents, of which 61% applied a single dose test (20mg/kg over 24h). BH4 was reported as a treatment option by 34%. This survey documents differences in diagnostic and treatment practices for PKU patients in European centers. In particular, recommendations for the treatment decision varied greatly between different European countries. There is an urgent need to pool long-term data in PKU registries in order to generate an evidence-based international guideline. PMID:19800826

Blau, Nenad; Bélanger-Quintana, Amaya; Demirkol, Mübeccel; Feillet, François; Giovannini, Marcello; MacDonald, Anita; Trefz, Friedrich K; van Spronsen, Francjan

2010-02-01

273

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

274

The Vanishing Breed? The 2006-2007 Montana Rural Teacher Salary and Benefit Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fourteen years ago, as the Director of the Montana Rural Education Center at the University of Montana-Western, the author undertook the first comprehensive study of rural teachers' salaries and benefits in the state. This study is the fourth in fourteen years. Not only does it provide a clear picture of the salaries and working conditions of the…

Morton, Claudette

2007-01-01

275

Differentiated Instruction: A Survey Study of Teacher Understanding and Implementation in a Southeast Massachusetts School District  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the implementation of the federal initiative Response to Intervention (RtI) many districts are exploring teaching philosophies and strategies to help close the achievement gap. Differentiated instruction is a teaching philosophy that has been known to help teachers assist students in reaching their highest academic potential. The purpose of…

Whipple, Kerri Ann

2012-01-01

276

A Survey of Internet Use by Teachers in Three Urban Connecticut Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on two elementary schools and a high school in urban Connecticut to determine the number of teachers who had Internet access at home, and their proficiency and frequency of Internet use; levels of Internet access in the schools; integration of Internet into the curriculum; and possible future Internet use. Contains 6 tables.…

Hack, Lisa; Smey, Sue

1997-01-01

277

Student and Teacher Perceptions of School Involvement and Their Effect on Multicultural Education: A Catalonian Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In multilingual schools students have diverse identities, cultural backgrounds, perceptions, capacities and linguistic experiences. The space for teaching and learning is also mediated by stereotypes and prejudices associated with this diversity. Diversity, stereotypes and prejudices shape how teachers and learners operate in a world of complex…

Oller, Judith; Vila, Ignasi; Zufiaurre, Benjamin

2012-01-01

278

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

279

Safety Climate Survey: reliability of results from a multicenter ICU survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: It is important to understand the clinical properties of instruments used to measure patient safety before they are used in the setting of an intensive care unit (ICU).Methods: The Safety Climate Survey (SCSu), an instrument endorsed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Safety Culture Scale (SCSc), and the Safety Climate Mean (SCM), a subset of seven items from

M E Kho; J M Carbone; J Lucas; D J Cook

2005-01-01

280

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

281

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

282

Depressive symptoms among Jordanian youth: results of a national survey.  

PubMed

This study examines level of depression and factors associated with depression among female and male youth in Jordan. The study uses data from a cross-sectional survey conducted among a national sample of 14-25 year old youth attending educational institutions in Jordan (N = 8,129). On average, respondents reported frequently experiencing feelings of sadness (66 %), loss of joy (49 %) and loss of hope in living (43 %). Regression models demonstrated that higher levels of depressive symptoms were observed among females and among youth exposed to violence. Better parent-child relationships were associated with lower depression score. Among males depressive symptoms were associated with poor economic status, low assertiveness and a higher likelihood of alcohol use and smoking. There is a need for mental health prevention programs for youth in Jordan that enhance youth's social and emotional skills, strengthen parent-child relationships, and reduce violence in school, home and in the community. PMID:22820930

Ismayilova, Leyla; Hmoud, Olimat; Alkhasawneh, Esra; Shaw, Stacey; El-Bassel, Nabila

2013-02-01

283

The THU-NAOC transient survey: the performance and results from the first year  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Tsinghua University-National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) Transient Survey is an automatic survey that conducts a systematic exploration of optical transients. This project utilizes a 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope at the Xinglong Station of NAOC. This survey repeatedly covers ~ 1000 square degrees of the northern sky with a cadence of 3–4 d. With an exposure of 60 s, the survey reaches a limiting unfiltered magnitude of about 19.5 mag, which enables us to discover supernovae in their relatively young stages. We describe the overall performance of our survey during the first year and present some preliminary results.

Zhang, Tian-Meng; Wang, Xiao-Feng; Chen, Jun-Cheng; Zhang, Ju-Jia; Zhou, Li; Li, Wen-Xiong; Liu, Qing; Mo, Jun; Zhang, Kai-Cheng; Yao, Xin-Yu; Zhao, Xu-Lin; Zhou, Xu; Nie, Jun-Dan; Huang, Fang; Jiang, Zhao-Ji; Ma, Jun; Wang, Ling-Zhi; Wu, Chao; Zhou, Zhi-Min; Zou, Hu; Wang, Li-Fan

2015-02-01

284

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

285

New Teachers in Schools: A Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of papers each of which explains aspects of the life and background of new secondary school teachers in Papua New Guinea, have been produced as a result of the 1982 New Teachers Survey. This paper will summarise the major points which have been revealed so far. There appears to have been no previous research on new provincial high school…

Palmer, W. P.

1987-01-01

286

Musician and Teacher: Employability and Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study into factors that contribute to the employability of music graduates as teachers. By considering the results of a survey that covered a range of contexts, as well as interviews with secondary school head teachers, it considers the relationship between self-identity and employability. It finds that, in developing…

Garnett, James

2014-01-01

287

Teacher Polls Look to Sway Policymakers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perhaps at no other time in the history of American education has there been more publicly available information about what teachers think about their profession, their students, and the conditions under which they work. As advocates pore over the results of teacher surveys being conducted nationally, at the state level, and even at individual…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2010-01-01

288

Further Education Staff Appraisal: What Teachers Think.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of teachers of Further Education colleges in Wales concerning introduction of a formal evaluation system in their institutions gathered information through a workshop (n=72) and questionnaire (n=60). Results indicate teachers generally did not welcome a formal appraisal system but felt any system should offer encouragement in improving…

Thomas, Angela

1989-01-01

289

The Gaia spectrophotometric standard stars survey - I. Preliminary results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe two ground-based observing campaigns aimed at building a grid of approximately 200 spectrophotometric standard stars (SPSS), with an internal ?1 per cent precision and tied to Vega within ?3 per cent, for the absolute flux calibration of data gathered by Gaia, the European Space Agency (ESA) astrometric mission. The criteria for the selection and a list of candidates are presented, together with a description of the survey strategy and the adopted data analysis methods. We also discuss a short list of notable rejected SPSS candidates and difficult cases, based on identification problems, literature discordant data, visual companions and variability. In fact, all candidates are also monitored for constancy (within ±5 mmag, approximately). In particular, we report on a CALSPEC standard, 1740346, that we found to be a ? Scuti variable during our short-term monitoring (1-2 h) campaign. Based on data obtained within the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) - and coordinated by the Ground-based Observations for Gaia (GBOG) working group - at various telescopes; see acknowledgments.

Pancino, E.; Altavilla, G.; Marinoni, S.; Cocozza, G.; Carrasco, J. M.; Bellazzini, M.; Bragaglia, A.; Federici, L.; Rossetti, E.; Cacciari, C.; Balaguer Núñez, L.; Castro, A.; Figueras, F.; Fusi Pecci, F.; Galleti, S.; Gebran, M.; Jordi, C.; Lardo, C.; Masana, E.; Monguió, M.; Montegriffo, P.; Ragaini, S.; Schuster, W.; Trager, S.; Vilardell, F.; Voss, H.

2012-11-01

290

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

291

Intel[R] Teach to the Future U.S. Implementation, Classic and Expansion Teachers 2004 End of School Year Survey Summary. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intel[R] Teach to the Future was designed to prepare teachers to use technology with their students. This report provides an analysis of findings from an End of School Year survey administered in April 2004 to participants in both the Classic and Expansion versions of Intel Teach to the Future (U.S. implementation only). The analysis compares…

Martin, Wendy; Hupert, Naomi; Kanaya, Tomoe; Dial, Christopher

2004-01-01

292

The Benefits of Employing a Hybrid Evaluation Approach, Enacted through Evaluation Survey and Reflective Journaling in Teacher Education in the Cayman Islands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of the study was to ascertain the benefits of employing a hybrid evaluation approach to assessing a teacher education programme's objectives or intended outcomes. The benefits of employing the hybrid evaluation approach enacted through its evaluation survey component was seen in the fact that it acts as a guide for participants'…

Minott, Mark A.; Young, Allan E.

2009-01-01

293

The Cosmic Ray Observatory Project: Results of a Summer High-School Student, Teacher, University Scientist Partnership Using a Capstone Research Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports results from evaluation of the Cosmic Ray Observatory Project (CROP), a student, teacher, scientist partnership to engage high-school students and teachers in school based cosmic ray research. Specifically, this study examined whether an intensive summer workshop experience could effectively prepare teacher-student teams to…

Shell, Duane F.; Snow, Gregory R.; Claes, Daniel R.

2011-01-01

294

Teachers' perceptions of substitute teacher performance and training in Maury County, Tennessee  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined opinions and perceptions of permanent teachers in Maury County, Tennessee, regarding performance and training of substitute teachers. In addition to demographic information and comparisons among group means, the relationships between variables were studied. The results of the study were used to determine if a substitute teacher training program would be beneficial to Maury County Schools. The study sample (N = 165) included full time K-12 teachers. Respondents were divided into three groups: elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Data was gathered using a survey created by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Permanent teachers responded to ten items on a Likert scale and three opinion questions. Statistically significant differences between the three responding groups were indicated. Findings were as follows: (1) There was a statistically significant difference in the way teachers rated substitute teacher performance based on grade level. Although none of the three groups had a high mean response, elementary teachers rated substitute teacher performance higher than did middle and high school teachers. (2) There was a statistically significant difference in the degree to which teachers agreed that training would improve the quality and performance of substitute teachers. All three groups agreed that substitute training would be beneficial; however, the highest ranking came from middle school teachers.

Smith, Tina Thornton

295

The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey: Initial Results from Optical and Near-Infrared Imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters is dedicated to presenting initial results from the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) that are primarily, but not exclusively, based on multiband imaging data obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The survey covers roughly 320 arcmin2 in the ACS F435W, F606W, F814W, and F850LP

M. Giavalisco; H. C. Ferguson; A. M. Koekemoer; M. Dickinson; D. M. Alexander; F. E. Bauer; J. Bergeron; C. Biagetti; W. N. Brandt; S. Casertano; C. Cesarsky; E. Chatzichristou; C. Conselice; S. Cristiani; L. Da Costa; T. Dahlen; D. de Mello; P. Eisenhardt; T. Erben; S. M. Fall; C. Fassnacht; R. Fosbury; A. Fruchter; J. P. Gardner; N. Grogin; R. N. Hook; A. E. Hornschemeier; R. Idzi; S. Jogee; C. Kretchmer; V. Laidler; K. S. Lee; M. Livio; R. Lucas; P. Madau; B. Mobasher; L. A. Moustakas; M. Nonino; P. Padovani; C. Papovich; S. Ravindranath; A. Renzini; M. Richardson; A. Riess; P. Rosati; M. Schirmer; E. Schreier; R. S. Somerville; H. Spinrad; D. Stern; M. Stiavelli; L. Strolger; C. M. Urry; B. Vandame; R. Williams; C. Wolf

2004-01-01

296

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

297

The Structure of Secondary School Teacher Job Satisfaction and Its Relationship with Attrition and Work Enthusiasm  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used the results of a questionnaire survey of 230 secondary school teachers to analyze the factors constituting job satisfaction and its effects on teacher attrition and work enthusiasm. The results show that (a) the structure of secondary school teacher job satisfaction is made up of ten components and is consistent with the model put…

Weiqi, Chen

2007-01-01

298

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

299

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

300

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

301

Teachers' Self Efficacy: Is Reporting Non-Significant Results Essential?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-efficacious teachers are viewed as having the ability to organize relevant activities, patient with students who are struggling in learning, and spending more time designing relevant teaching activities. The teachers exhibit good performance and probably remain committed to their work. And they are committed to organizing appropriate teaching…

Moalosi, Smitta Waitshega Tefo

2013-01-01

302

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

303

Red Giants Survey in ? Cen: Preliminary FLAMES GTO Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I present preliminary results for a sample of ~700 red giants in ? Cen, observed during the Ital-FLAMES Consortium GTO time in May 2003, for the Bologna Project on ? Cen. Preliminary Fe and Ca abundances confirm previous results: while the metal-poor and intermediate populations show a normal halo ?-enhancement of [?/Fe]?+0.3, the most metal-rich stars show a signi.cantly lower [?/Fe]?+0.1. If the metal-rich stars have evolved within the cluster in a process of self-enrichment, the only way to lower their ?-enhancement would be SNe type Ia intervention.

Pancino, E.

304

Exploring Differences in the Distribution of Teacher Qualifications across Mexico and South Korea: Evidence from the Teaching and Learning International Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Although substantial evidence from the United States indicates that more qualified teachers are disproportionately concentrated among academically and economically advantaged children, little cross-national research has examined the distribution of teacher qualifications across schools and students. As a result, we know little…

Luschei, Thomas F.; Chudgar, Amita; Rew, W. Joshua

2013-01-01

305

Results of the independent radiological verification survey at 4400 Piehl Road, Ottawa Lake, Michigan (BTO002)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted an independent radiological verification survey at Ottawa Lake, Michigan. The survey was performed in November and December of 1994. The purpose of the survey was to verify that the site was remediated to levels below the DOE guidelines for FUSRAP sites. Results of the independent radiological verification survey at Ottawa Lake, Michigan confirm that the residual uranium contamination at the site is below DOE FUSRAP guidelines for unrestricted use.

Murray, M.E.; Brown, K.S.

1996-04-01

306

Certification of Marketing Researchers: Survey Results and a Case Example  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is substantial controversy concerning the need for marketing researchers to be certified or credentialed. Although the debate on this topic has been going on for at least ten years, there is little empirical evidence regarding views in the profession. This article reports the results of a nationwide study of researchers' opinions on certification, on who should be certified and

Gene W. Murdock; Terri L. Rittenburg

1995-01-01

307

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

308

Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2010 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 national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and past year mental health…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012

2012-01-01

309

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

310

Ontology Users' Survey Summary of Results Technical Report kmi-13-1  

E-print Network

the order of frequency of use. Of the 69 respondents who answered this question, 32 listed five ontologies1 Ontology Users' Survey ­ Summary of Results Technical Report kmi-13-1 June 2013 Month 2005 Paul findings from the Ontology Users' Survey conducted in early 2013. The next six sections follow

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Combinatorial Algorithms for Protein Folding in Lattice Models: A Survey of Mathematical Results  

E-print Network

Combinatorial Algorithms for Protein Folding in Lattice Models: A Survey of Mathematical Results a comprehensive survey of combinatorial algorithms and theorems about lattice protein folding models obtained in the almost 15 years since the publication in 1995 of the first protein folding approximation algorithm

Istrail, Sorin

312

Results of the Housing Building Condition Evaluation Survey at the University of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A complete campus building condition evaluation survey was conducted at the University of Georgia in 1989 and results for the housing department were analyzed. The survey design was based on a model developed by Harlan Bareither at the University of Illinois that separates building deficiencies into seven general headings. Data were collected at…

Casey, John M.

313

Student Engagement in Law School: In Class and Beyond. Annual Survey Results, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities related to effective learning in law school. The results of this year's survey show how law students use their time and what they think about their legal education experience, while simultaneously providing guidance to law schools seeking to improve engagement and learning.…

Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2010

2010-01-01

314

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.

315

Early Results From The SFI++ Tully-Fisher Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The SFI++ data set is a catalog of homogeneously derived photometric and rotational quantities for roughly 5000 field and cluster galaxies in the local universe (cz<20,000 km/s) and their implied Tully-Fisher distances and peculiar velocities. These peculiar velocity measurements can be used both to provide a cosmographic description of the local matter and velocity fields, and to constrain cosmological parameters. In this poster, we describe some of the early results of SFI++, and show the spatial distribution of objects, and the observed velocity field in the vicinity of several features of local large scale structure. This poster represents a precursor to a Wiener Filter reconstruction of the full 3D SFI++ velocity and density fields, to be presented in the near future. The complete SFI++ catalog is publicly available online at http://arecibo.tc.cornell.edu/hiarchive/sfiplusplus.php and we encourage the community to make use of this data set.

Springob, Chris M.; Masters, K. L.; Haynes, M. P.; Giovanelli, R.; Marinoni, C.; Hoffman, Y.

2007-12-01

316

Bringing Real-Life Marine Science Experience to the Classroom: Results From a Teacher in the Bering Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many public school science teachers are "textbook" teachers who lack basic research experience. Conversely, many scientists fail to relate their findings back to the general public in a meaningful way. The ARMADA project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is an effective program that exposes teachers to real-world oceanographic experiences. Additionally, the ARMADA project provides opportunities for teachers to pass on first hand experiences from the research community to their classrooms. After participating in a month long cruise aboard the USCGC Healy during July 2008 as part of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (BEST), a new appreciation for field research was developed. As part of a group from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, first hand experience was gained on how marine scientists study the effects of global climate change in the Bering Sea. These experiences at sea have resulted in changes to the marine biology class curriculum to include the tools and techniques used by marine scientists to conduct their work. One lesson in particular discusses anthropogenic impacts on polar regions. In addition, students' attitudes toward the class have changed. For example, a lesson on global climate change from a teacher who has first hand experience of climate change research is far more effective than from one who lacks it. The effect of having a teacher who has unique field experience in front of the classroom on students is immeasurable. In addition, the presence of a teacher at sea encourages the scientists to reduce their work to the most significant observations and conclusions on a daily basis during the cruise, helping to prepare the scientists for future public communications. In this manner, the gap between science research and public education is reduced.

Karavias, J. A.; Kelly, R. P.

2008-12-01

317

Generalizing Observational Study Results Applying Propensity Score Methods to Complex Surveys  

PubMed Central

Objective To provide a tutorial for using propensity score methods with complex survey data. Data Sources Simulated data and the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Study Design Using simulation, we compared the following methods for estimating the treatment effect: a naïve estimate (ignoring both survey weights and propensity scores), survey weighting, propensity score methods (nearest neighbor matching, weighting, and subclassification), and propensity score methods in combination with survey weighting. Methods are compared in terms of bias and 95% confidence interval coverage. In Example 2, we used these methods to estimate the effect on health care spending of having a generalist versus a specialist as a usual source of care. Principal Findings In general, combining a propensity score method and survey weighting is necessary to achieve unbiased treatment effect estimates that are generalizable to the original survey target population. Conclusions Propensity score methods are an essential tool for addressing confounding in observational studies. Ignoring survey weights may lead to results that are not generalizable to the survey target population. This paper clarifies the appropriate inferences for different propensity score methods and suggests guidelines for selecting an appropriate propensity score method based on a researcher’s goal. PMID:23855598

DuGoff, Eva H.; Schuler, Megan; Stuart, Elizabeth A.

2013-01-01

318

Human exposures to immobilising agents: results of an online survey.  

PubMed

Cases of human exposure to veterinary injectable anaesthetics were reviewed following a literature search and completion of an online questionnaire in an attempt to provide an objective approach to the problem. The modified Glasgow Coma Scale was used to rank cases according to their severity. From the cases examined, results showed that intoxication with potent opioids, such as etorphine, carfentanil and thiafentanil, need to be treated with antagonists such as naloxone, nalmefene or naltrexone, and not with antagonists with agonistic properties, such as diprenorphine. With regard to the alpha(2)-agonists xylazine, detomidine, medetomidine and romifidine, no antagonist is currently accredited for human use. Atipamezole, a specific alpha(2)-antagonist, is widely used in veterinary medicine and has been used experimentally to reverse dexmetomidine in a study in human medicine. The high concentrations of alpha(2)-agonists being used in zoo and wildlife medicine warrant the accreditation of atipamezole for use in cases of human exposure. Knowledge and availability of the appropriate antagonist are essential in cases of human intoxication with injectable anaesthetics. Preventive measures, such as wearing gloves and eye protection, need to be used more regularly to reduce the risk of exposure. PMID:20802186

Haymerle, A; Fahlman, A; Walzer, C

2010-08-28

319

Professional Mobility in Israel's Secondary Schools: Results of a Survey of Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the attitudes of teachers, administrators, and others outside the educational system regarding teacher salary structure, autonomy, and responsibility, and criteria for promotion. (Author/IRT)

Goldstein, Joseph

1976-01-01

320

Parent and Teacher Report: Comparing Results from the Sensory Profile and the Sensory Profile School Companion  

E-print Network

. Parents and teachers provided a combination of similar and unique information when evaluating a child using the Sensory Profile and the School Companion thus adding to their construct validity. Therefore, best practice indicates that evaluators should...

Clark, Jessica Saiter

2008-08-13

321

7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services...Inspection and Certification Requirements for Plants to Be Approved and for Plants Using Contract In-Plant Inspection Services...

2012-01-01

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7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-01-01

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7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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2014-01-01

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7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-01-01

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7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services...Inspection and Certification Requirements for Plants to Be Approved and for Plants Using Contract In-Plant Inspection Services...

2013-01-01

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Why do patients keep coming back? Results of a readmitted patient survey.  

PubMed

Hospital readmissions can negatively impact cost and patient outcomes. Predictors of 30-day readmissions have been primarily identified using medical claims data. Reported here are results of a patient survey developed as part of regular hospital quality assurance activities. Two-thirds of patients reported good discharge experiences but were still readmitted. One-third of patients discharged had a post-discharge doctor appointment scheduled; half were readmitted before that scheduled appointment. Results suggest post-discharge experiences could be improved, especially the timing of follow up doctor appointments. Identified weaknesses in the survey process highlight need for engagement of survey methodologists in efforts to understand patient experiences. PMID:25588093

Felix, Holly C; Seaberg, Beverly; Bursac, Zoran; Thostenson, Jeff; Stewart, M Kathryn

2015-01-01

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The Contribution of Service as a Cooperating Teacher and Mentor Teacher to the Professional Development of Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based on a survey of classroom teachers who identified themselves as having served at least once as a cooperating teacher for a student teacher and at least once as a mentor for a beginning teacher in a formal mentoring program for beginning teachers. Analysis of the study data, based on 157 usable surveys and follow-up interviews…

Ganser, Tom

328

Radiological survey results at 30 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB022)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 30 Cliff Street, 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, a beta-gamma scan of paved areas, 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. The radionuclide distributions were not significantly different from typical background levels in the Beverly, Massachusetts, area.

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

1992-07-01

329

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

330

Can ICT usage make a difference on student teachers' information literacy self-efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study looks at whether the information literacy self-efficacy of student teachers in departments of primary education in Turkish universities varies according to their Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) usage level, duration of ICT experience, gender, and grade. The survey was conducted with 1702 student teachers using the Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Scale. Results showed that student teachers' level and duration

Yasemin Kocak Usluel

2007-01-01

331

Teachers' professional development needs and current practices at the Alexander Science Center School  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation represents an in-depth understanding of teacher professional development at the Alexander Science Center School, a dependent charter museum school established through a partnership between the California Science Center and Los Angeles Unified School District. Three methods of data collection were used. A survey was distributed and collected from the school's teachers, resulting in a prioritized list of teacher

Gerald Vincent Gargus

2006-01-01

332

Australian Primary Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptions of Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the results of a survey of Australian primary pre-service teachers' experiences, conceptions and perceptions of geography. Research was conducted with two cohorts of undergraduate primary pre-service teachers; one group in second year and another in the final year of a four-year teacher education course. The findings…

Preston, Lou

2014-01-01

333

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

334

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

335

The Attitudes of Primary School Teachers toward Inclusive Education in Rural and Urban China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the attitudes of primary school teachers from the selected rural and urban areas in China toward inclusive education. The results indicated that, (1) teachers' attitudes are composed of three dimensions: positive and negative effects of inclusion, and benefits of segregated special education; (2) most surveyed teachers

Deng, Meng

2008-01-01

336

Distinctions between Computer Self-Efficacy of Pupils and Teachers in Elementary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to establish whether there are differences between the computer self-efficacy of pupils and teachers (N = 507) in the context of the classroom, as a developing workplace of the teacher in elementary education. The survey covered 184 teachers and 323 pupils in elementary school. The results show that there is no…

Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan

2014-01-01

337

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

338

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

339

Survey of Middle School Teacher Desire for Staff Development Focused on Competencies to Teach Gifted and Talented Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, to determine the level of teacher desire for professional development in competencies needed to teach gifted learners, and second, to identify differences in the level of teacher desirability as it related to a number of independent measures (gender, life stage, teacher concerns, primary teaching…

O'Neil, Deborah O.

2011-01-01

340

Literacy knowledge among teachers.  

E-print Network

??A literacy knowledge assessment survey was designed to assess in-service teachers' literacy knowledge and determine the effect of professional training in reading instruction, teaching credentials,… (more)

Love, Amy F. Conner.

2010-01-01

341

Intel Teach to the Future[R] U.S. Classic Program Cumulative Participant Teacher End-of-Training Survey Data through 04-2003. Summary Report. CCT Reports  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes responses of Participant Teachers to selected questions in a program application form and a survey administered at the conclusion of every Intel Teach to the Future "Classic" training in the United States between July 2000 to December 2003. The data reported here demonstrate that teachers' responses to this training have…

Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

2004-01-01

342

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. PMID:23573374

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

2013-01-01

343

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

344

Differences between Cooperating Teachers and Student Teachers in Their Assessment of Student Teacher Performance: Potential Threats to a Successful Relationship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was done of student teachers and cooperating teachers' assessment of the student teachers' performance in order to investigate how their relationship was affected by these perceptions. A survey instrument in two versions, one for student teachers and one for cooperating teachers, was devised listing 54 specific student teacher performance…

Williams, Jane L.

345

The Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Public Outdoor Lighting Inventory: Phase I: Survey Results  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the results of a voluntary web-based inventory survey of public street and area lighting across the U.S. undertaken during the latter half of 2013.This survey attempts to access information about the national inventory in a “bottoms-up” manner, going directly to owners and operators. Adding to previous “top down” estimates, it is intended to improve understanding of the role of public outdoor lighting in national energy use.

Kinzey, Bruce R.; Smalley, Edward; Haefer, R.

2014-09-30

346

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

347

The Policy-Making Influence of Teacher Educators on Professional Teaching Standards Boards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey examined the perceived influence of teacher educators on the 13 autonomous state teaching standard boards now in existence. A total of 125 board members, selected at random from the directories of the boards, received the mailed survey, and 73 percent responded. According to the results, all non-teacher educator board members rated the…

King, Dan L.; Taylor-King, Sheila

348

Purebred Dog Health Survey Results The Kennel Club http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/vets-researchers/purebred-dog-health-survey-results/[5/2/14, 9:42:19 AM  

E-print Network

Purebred Dog Health Survey Results · The Kennel Club http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/vets-researchers/purebred-dog-health-survey-results/[5/2/14, 9:42:19 AM] Blog Vets & Researchers Shop Services ng a Dog Registration Health Breeding Training Activities Events Our Resources rebred Dog Health Survey Results Kennel Club/British Small Animal

Lacy, Bob

349

The Competencies of an English Teacher: Beginning Student Teachers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a survey conducted with first year Education students at a Queensland university on the levels of competency in literacies expected for teachers in schools. Eight aspects were chosen to be examined to discover the skill levels students thought to be essential for effective teaching and to compare these with their…

Penn-Edwards, Sorrel

2010-01-01

350

In Case You Are Interested: Results of a Survey of Case Study Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study teaching had a long tradition in law and business before it made the jump to medical school education in the form of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the 1970s. Today, both the University of Delaware's Clearinghouse and the University of Buffalo's National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) have hundreds of cases and…

Herreid, Clyde Freeman; Schiller, Nancy A.; Herreid, Ky F.; Wright, Carolyn

2011-01-01

351

Human Rights Education in Canada: Results from a CTF Teacher Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United Nations has placed a high priority on human rights education. Building on the foundation laid by the UN Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), the UN General Assembly launched the World Programme for Human Rights Education in December 2004 "as a global initiative, structured in consecutive phases, to advance the implementation…

Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Rick; Theoret, Pauline

2013-01-01

352

Teacher and Principal Survey Results in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program was conducted to assess the costs and benefits of combinations of school-based preventive dental care procedures. The program involved almost 30,000 elementary school children from 10 sites across the country. Classroom procedures, such as weekly fluoride mouthrinse, were administered or…

Klein, Stephen P.; And Others

353

Connections between Teacher Perceptions of School Effectiveness and Student Outcomes in Idaho's Low-Achieving Schools. REL 2014-012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policymakers and practitioners frequently use teacher surveys to inform decisions on school improvement efforts in low-achieving schools. There is little empirical evidence on how the results of these surveys relate to student outcomes. This study provides information on how perception data from a teacher survey in Idaho is correlated with three…

Scott, Caitlin; Parsley, Danette

2014-01-01

354

Antecedents of Teachers Fostering Effort within Two Different Management Regimes: An Assessment-Based Accountability Regime and Regime without External Pressure on Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on the comparison of organizational antecedents of teachers' fostering of students' effort in two quite different accountability regimes: one management regime with an external-accountability system and one with no external accountability devices. The methodology involves cross-sectional surveys from two different management…

Christophersen, Knut-Andreas; Elstad, Eyvind; Turmo, Are

2012-01-01

355

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

356

Results of the radiological survey of the Excelsior Steel Ball Company, Tonawanda, New York (TNY005)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted two radiological surveys of property belonging to the Excelsior Steel Ball Company, which is surrounded on three sides by the former site of the Linde Uranium Refinery, Tonawanda, New York. The surveys were performed in September 1997 and February 1998. The purpose of the first survey was to determine if radioactive residuals were present from previous activities at the former Linde site. 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 purpose of the second survey was to collect additional biased samples from an area of the site where biased sample results showed slightly elevated levels of thorium-232.

McKenzie, S.P.; Brown, K.S.

1998-07-01

357

The relative frequency of offensive and defensive gun uses: results from a national survey.  

PubMed

Some controversy exists about the relative frequency of criminal and self-defense gun use in the United States. Using data from a national random-digit-dial telephone survey of over 1,900 adults conducted in 1996, we find that criminal gun use is far more common than self-defense gun use. This result is consistent with findings from other private surveys and the National Crime Victimization Surveys. In this survey, all reported cases of criminal gun use and many cases of self-defense gun use appear to be socially undesirable. There are many instances of gun use, often for intimidation, that are not reported to the police and may not appear in official crime statistics. PMID:11200101

Hemenway, D; Azrael, D

2000-01-01

358

Learner Orientation through Professional Development of Teachers? Empirical Results from Cascade Training in Anglophone Cameroon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three…

Lange, Sarah

2014-01-01

359

Teachers' Education, Classroom Quality, and Young Children's Academic Skills: Results from Seven Studies of Preschool Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to provide high-quality preschool education, policymakers are increasingly requiring public preschool teachers to have at least a Bachelor's degree, preferably in early childhood education. Seven major studies of early care and education were used to predict classroom quality and children's academic outcomes from the educational…

Early, Diane M.; Maxwell, Kelly L.; Burchinal, Margaret; Alva, Soumya; Bender, Randall H.; Bryant, Donna; Cai, Karen; Clifford, Richard M.; Ebanks, Caroline; Griffin, James A.; Henry, Gary T.; Howes, Carollee; Iriondo-Perez, Jeniffer; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Pianta, Robert C.; Vandergrift, Nathan; Zill, Nicholas

2007-01-01

360

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

361

Navigating Law School: Paths in Legal Education. Annual Survey Results, 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…

Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011

2011-01-01

362

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

363

Experiences from long-term in-service training for physics teachers in Finland  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We describe here a long-term in-service training program for physics teachers (grades 7-12) designed to enhance teachers' subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge. Teachers' opinions of the program have been examined using a survey. Results suggest that the courses and activities that were most valuable for day-to-day teaching were those where teachers could cooperate, reflect and plan with each other in small groups.

Jauhiainen, Johanna; Lavonen, Jari; Kurki-Suonio, Kaarle; Koponen, Ismo T.

2007-04-17

364

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2008-09 Principal Follow-Up Survey. First Look. NCES 2010-337  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted surveys of attrition and mobility among school teachers for two decades, little was known about similar movements among school principals. In order to inform discussions and decisions among policymakers, researchers, and parents, the 2008-09 Principal Follow-up Survey (PFS)…

Battle, Danielle

2010-01-01

365

Predictors of Mainstream Teachers' Attitudes Toward ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines attitudes of mainstream teachers to English-as-a-Second-Language learners in the central part of the United States. Based on results of a survey of 143 junior high/middle school mainstream teachers, multiple predictors were identified that were interpreted as indicators of exposure to cultural diversity. Argues for inclusion of explicit…

Youngs, Cheryl Stanosheck; Youngs, George A., Jr.

2001-01-01

366

Teachers' Perceptions of School Counselor Effectiveness: Collaborating for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to survey K-12 classroom teachers (N = 188) across the Southwest as to perceptions of the effectiveness of school counseling services in their educational setting. The results revealed that overall teachers reported satisfaction with counseling services, although satisfaction did vary across levels (elementary, middle…

Beesley, Denise

2004-01-01

367

Preservice Science Teachers' Use of Educational Technology in Student Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on how preservice science teachers integrated educational technology into secondary science instruction during student teaching. Data includes interviews, classroom observations, lesson plans and artifacts, and surveys. The results revealed that preservice science teacher participants had the capacity, intent and opportunity to…

Irving, Karen

2009-01-01

368

Professional Commitment among Preservice Teachers: Updating the 'Mattress' Philosophy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1986, 197 education majors at three universities were surveyed in a study of preservice teachers' perceptions of their chosen career, both in terms of professional commitment and of the level of desirability for their children to become teachers). Results are summarized. (JL)

Ciscell, Robert E.

1988-01-01

369

University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines university teacher educators' engagement with and in educational research. Survey results collected from eighty-two teacher educators at a leading university in Saudi Arabia pointed to modest levels of research activity and also suggested that these individuals held largely technical views of what research is. Their assessments…

Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

2012-01-01

370

A Causal Model of Teacher Acceptance of Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study proposes a causal model for investigating teacher acceptance of technology. We received 258 effective replies from teachers at public and private universities in Taiwan. A questionnaire survey was utilized to test the proposed model. The Lisrel was applied to test the proposed hypotheses. The result shows that computer self-efficacy has…

Chang, Jui-Ling; Lieu, Pang-Tien; Liang, Jung-Hui; Liu, Hsiang-Te; Wong, Seng-lee

2012-01-01

371

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

372

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

373

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

374

Displaced New Orleans Residents in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Results from a Pilot Survey  

PubMed Central

This article introduces us to the complexities of conducting social scientific research in a major urban disaster zone and reports on results from the most systematic survey at the time aimed at tracking the whereabouts of pre-Katrina residents during the first year of recovery, the Displaced New Orleans Residents Pilot Survey. This survey drew an area-probability sample of pre-Katrina residents and set out to interview them approximately twelve months after the storm, when educated guesses placed the New Orleans’s city population at roughly half its pre-Katrina total. Results confirm that early returnees tended to be disproportionately white, elderly, better educated, and far less likely to have homes rendered uninhabitable by the disaster. These patterns begin to show how demographic processes triggered by the disaster exacerbated existing inequalities in the region, allowing more advantaged residents to return while leaving less advantaged residents dispersed across numerous destinations. PMID:20361011

Sastry, Narayan

2009-01-01

375

Results of Analysis of the Data of Microseismic Survey at Lanzarote Island, Canary, Spain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From the data of a microseismic survey of the Lanzarote Island territory (Canary Archipelago) we obtained a microseisms amplitude distribution in the frequency range 0.3-12.5 Hz. We found a distinguished anomaly such as an amplitude depression, whose size and magnitude depend on the frequency. After studying the statistical and polarization properties of microseism signals we proposed a model explaining this depression, based on the presence of a rigid intrusive body in the center of the island. Results of our survey coincided well with independent detailed gravity survey results whose interpretation also implies the presence of intrusion. We estimated shear-wave velocity for the rocks of intrusion and for surrounding rocks using microseismic data.

Gorbatikov, A. V.; Kalinina, A. V.; Volkov, V. A.; Arnoso, J.; Vieira, R.; Velez, E.

376

Examining How Prospective Teachers Come To Understand Two Science Constructs, Evaporation and Condensation, as a Result of Class Discussion and Textbook Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a larger project aimed at exploring how students' conceptual growth results from interacting with the teacher and the assigned readings associated with a course, this study focused on how prospective elementary teachers conceptualized two concepts, evaporation and condensation in a Concepts in Earth Science Course. In the conceptual…

You, Li-Ching; Schallert, Diane L.

377

Profiles of a Secondary School Speech Teacher: The Teacher's View.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of Illinois secondary school speech teachers was conducted in 1970 so that a profile of the secondary school speech teacher could be constructed from the perspective of how teachers view themselves. Replies were received from 55 teachers representing 37% of the sample and 12% of Illinois schools with speech activity programs. Among the…

Mesner, Linda; Tuttle, George

378

Teachers' and School Administrators' Perceptions and Expectations on Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study it is aimed to find out primary school teachers' and principals' expectations and perceptions related to teachers' leadership. The population of this survey consists of primary school teachers and principals in Odunpazari, one of the two central municipalities in Eskisehir, in 2011-2012 educational year. Teachers and principals of…

Kiranh, Semra

2013-01-01

379

"Me as a Science Teacher": Responding to a Small Network Survey to Assist Teachers with Subject-Specific Literacy Demands in the Middle Years of Schooling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Middle years' teachers in primary schools are increasingly required to teach curriculum-specific subjects at a depth requiring considerable content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as a detailed understanding of the particular literacy requirements specific to each subject. Science teaching, in the latter years of primary schooling, is…

Morgan, Anne-Marie

2012-01-01

380

Teacher Working Conditions are Student Learning Conditions. A Report to Mike Easley on the 2004 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For virtually any business or organization, the conditions in which employees work drive their satisfaction and productivity. Yet, while business often focuses on employee satisfaction, many schools often struggle to address critical working conditions -- isolating teachers in classrooms with closed doors, denying them basic materials to do their…

Southeast Center for Teaching Quality (The), University of North Carolina, 2004

2004-01-01

381

Collaborative Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: An Exploratory Study on Related Conceptions, Self-Efficacy and Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the actual position of collaborative learning (CL) in teacher education is examined. One hundred and twenty teacher educators and 369 student teachers are surveyed on general educational beliefs, mental models and conceptions related to CL. The self-efficacy and the implementation of CL are also taken under scrutiny. The results

Ruys, Ilse; Van Keer, Hilde; Aelterman, Antonia

2010-01-01

382

Current Situation of Job Burnout of Junior High School Teachers in Shangqiu Urban Areas and Its Relationship with Social Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed the current situation of teacher burnout in a sample of 400 teachers from urban junior high school in Shangqiu of Henan Province with scales, and examined the relationship between dimensions of teacher burnout and sources and types of social support they received. The results show that Shangqiu urban junior high school…

Song, Zhongying

2008-01-01

383

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

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Radiological verification survey results at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur, Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ008V)  

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 the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur, 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 the Pompton Plains railroad spur 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

385

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

386

A National Survey of Middle and High School Science Teachers' Responses to Standardized Testing: Is Science Being Devalued in Schools?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored American high school and middle school science teachers' attitudes toward the use of standardized testing for accountability purposes, their justification for the attitudes they hold and the impact of standardized testing on their instructional and assessment practices. A total of 161 science teachers participated in the study.…

Aydeniz, Mehmet; Southerland, Sherry A.

2012-01-01

387

Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Core Subjects: Evidence from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2011-317  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in a selection of subject areas by using data from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American…

Hill, Jason G.

2011-01-01

388

Castra J. & Clment P., 2009b. A gender effect related to teachers' conceptions on biological gender differences. A survey in 14 countries. In M. Hammann, A.J. Waarlo & K.Th. Boersma (eds.), The Nature of  

E-print Network

gender differences. A survey in 14 countries. In M. Hammann, A.J. Waarlo & K.Th. Boersma (eds' CONCEPTIONS ON BIOLOGICAL GENDER DIFFERENCES. A SURVEY IN 14 COUNTRIES. Jérémy Castéra & Pierre Clément. LEPS men and women. We analyse the teachers' answers on biological gender differences, as possible

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

389

Exploring the Individual Contributory Personality Factors of Stress: A Survey of Washington State Elementary Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prolonged stress is shown to lead to low productivity, which is one of the leading causes of poor performance, and high absenteeism/turnover in occupational fields (Norton, 2002). The field of education is a prime example of low productivity resulting from prolonged stress (Norton, 2002). Currently, there are many existing studies on environmental…

Dean, Effie J.

2010-01-01

390

Spanish for Heritage Speakers: A Statewide Survey of Secondary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although much attention has been given in recent literature to the teaching of Spanish as a heritage language (HL), few studies have been published on specific Spanish HL programs, especially in states such as Utah that have only recently seen a large increase in the number of heritage students of Spanish. This study reports the results of a…

Bateman, Blair E.; Wilkinson, Sara L.

2010-01-01

391

Exploring Novice Teachers' Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Teacher Unionism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The distinct needs and interests of novice teachers are not always reflected in the priorities of teacher unions, which may impact novice teachers' attachment to teacher unionism. Using survey data from teachers, we examined novice teachers' involvement in their unions and their desire for union involvement in their work lives compared…

Pogodzinski, Ben; Jones, Nathan

2014-01-01

392

Teacher Stress and Guidance Work in Hong Kong Secondary School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sources of stress in Hong Kong teachers were investigated, with specific reference to guidance work as a potential source of stress. A survey of 415 secondary school teachers revealed guidance-related aspects of work constituted a major dimension of stress, with guidance teachers, female teachers, younger teachers and junior teachers perceiving…

Hui, Eadaoin, K. P.; Chan, David W.

1996-01-01

393

Results of the Drug and Alcohol Use Survey, Grade 6 and 9, 1986-87.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of a 1986-87 survey of frequencies and percentages of drug use among sixth and ninth graders in the Springfield (Massachusetts) Public Schools. Among the findings elicited through a student questionnaire were the following: (1) The users of drug and alcohol were more frequently male than female. (2) There did not…

Howell, John F.

394

WATER QUALITY OF PANTHER CREEK IDAHO, 1985 PILOT SURVEY AND TOXICITY RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

This report contains macroinvertebrate and heavy metals results from a pilot survey conducted in the Panther Creek drainage (17060203) of Idaho, October 11-21, 1985. In addition, toxicity tests conducted with steelhead, chinook salmon, and Ceridaphnia dubia are summarized. Samp...

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The development of indicators for sustainable tourism: results of a Delphi survey of tourism researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a two round Delphi survey conducted into expert opinion on the development of indicators to measure the movement of the tourism product at a company\\/resort level towards a position of greater or lesser sustainability. This research forms part of a wider project to develop indicators that consumers can use in the selection of their

Graham Miller

2001-01-01

396

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

397

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

398

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

399

Tenure Standards in Political Science Departments: Results from a Survey of Department Chairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the results from a survey of political science department chairs regarding the tenure procedures and standards at their colleges or universities. The findings reveal that only a small fraction of the colleges and universities in the United States refuse to offer tenure or are attempting to limit tenure. We also find general…

Rothgeb, John M., Jr.; Burger, Betsy

2009-01-01

400

Stability and Stabilizability of Switched Linear Systems: A Survey of Recent Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past several years, there have been increasing research activities in the field of stability analysis and switching stabilization for switched systems. This paper aims to briefly survey recent results in this field. First, the stability analysis for switched systems is reviewed. We focus on the stability analysis for switched linear systems under arbitrary switching, and we highlight necessary

Hai Lin; Panos J. Antsaklis

2009-01-01

401

"E-Government Cross-Agency and Intergovernmental Initiatives Research Project: Web Survey Results"  

E-print Network

"E-Government Cross-Agency and Intergovernmental Initiatives Research Project: Web Survey Results" - Draft - Jane E. Fountain/Robin McKinnon/Eunyun Park National Center for Digital Government Kennedy School of Government Harvard Univerity NCDG Working Paper No. 03-011 Submitted 10/21/2003 This material

Schweik, Charles M.

402

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

403

What Do AEFA Members Say? Summary of Results of an Education Finance and Policy Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 2008 the authors surveyed members of the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) to gain insight into their views on education policy issues. The results summarize opinions of this broad group of education researchers and practitioners, providing AEFA members and education leaders with access to views that may be helpful as…

Stiefel, Leanna; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Rotenberg, Anne

2011-01-01

404

Interlaboratory comparison of glycohemoglobin results: College of American Pathologists Survey data.  

PubMed

We describe recent changes in the College of American Pathologists Glycohemoglobin (gHb) Survey, made to improve the assessment of interlaboratory variability and the accuracy of results reported. The questionnaire portion of the survey was revised to include an updated list of current methods, and results for survey specimens were grouped according to the component measured (Hb A1, Hb A1c, or total gHb). The survey specimen material was changed to a material thought to give more reliable results with all available methods. After these changes, instituted in 1989, between-laboratory CVs decreased for some methods. Furthermore, gHb values between method types were more consistent with results obtained from fresh blood samples under very controlled laboratory conditions. However, these recent data also show that the interlaboratory variability is still quite high for some methods and that the variability within and between method types is still very great. We describe a pilot standardization program for gHb measurement. PMID:1914172

Little, R R; Wiedmeyer, H M; England, J D; Naito, H K; Goldstein, D E

1991-10-01

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An Alumni-based Evaluation of Graduate Training in Health Communication: Results of a Survey  

E-print Network

An Alumni-based Evaluation of Graduate Training in Health Communication: Results of a Survey career options and the core competencies necessary for health communication professionals (HCPs) is limited. Although the number of graduate programs in health communication continues to grow, no formal

Dennett, Daniel

406

Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1995-96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the fall of 1998, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed 30 employers of its 1995-96 graduates to evaluate the occupational success of its students and the effectiveness of the college's academic programs in preparing graduates for work in various professions. Results include: (1) employers rated the job performance of the…

Payne, William H., Jr.; Shields, Jennifer A.

407

Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1996-97. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the spring of 1998, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed 17 employers of its 1996-97 graduates to evaluate the occupational success of its students and the effectiveness of the college's academic programs in preparing graduates for work in various professions. Results include: (1) more than 80% of employers rated the…

Shields, Jennifer A.

408

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for  

E-print Network

to Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. PhotoNational Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz

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Selected Indicators of Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Results from the 1993 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One major challenge facing adolescents concerns choices about sex. The results of this survey indicate that the majority of North Carolina's high school students are sexually active. As a group, males generally reported a higher rate of sexual involvement and more sexual partners than females at all grade levels. Black students appear to be a…

Mikow, Victoria A.

410

Women Who Have Taken Their Lives Back from Compulsive Gambling: Results from an Online Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although up to half of all gamblers and at least one-third of all problem gamblers are women in the United States, they are underrepresented and overlooked in research studies, treatment, and in the minds of the American public. This paper describes the results of an online survey of women in recovery from compulsive gambling, including demographics, family history, gambling activities,

Diane Rae Davis; Lisa Avery

2004-01-01

411

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

412

Results from the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory survey catalog. [IR astronomy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of an IR survey program designed to obtain the spatial and brightness distributions of a representative sample of IR-emitting objects in the 3-30 micron range are analyzed. Small cryogenically cooled telescopes carried above the atmosphere on sounding rockets were employed in the research. Minimization of sky noise and photon background, experimental equipment, and data reduction techniques are discussed.

Price, S. D.; Walker, R. G.

1977-01-01

413

Results of a National Survey of State Protective Services Programs: Assessing Risk and Defining Victim Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of state adult protective services programs (APS) was conducted to collect information about the current status of documentation systems, risk assessment protocols, and outcome measures in adult protective services interventions. Fifty responses were received from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The results highlight the wide variation in the state protective services programs, not only

Carolyn Stahl Goodrich

1997-01-01

414

Squid Catches Resulting From Trawl Surveys off the Southeastern United States  

E-print Network

Squid Catches Resulting From Trawl Surveys off the Southeastern United States J. DAVID WHITAKER Introduction The importance of the squid fishery off the northeastern United States has grown considerably since 1964 with re- cent squid catches by foreign fleets av- eraging 50,000 t (110,231 ,000 pounds

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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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 ?m) and MIPS (24, 70, and 160 ?m) 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 the LMC. This paper provides an overview of the SAGE Legacy project, including observing strategy, data processing, and initial results. Three key science goals determined the coverage and depth of the survey. The detection of diffuse ISM with column densities >1.2×1021 H cm-2 permits detailed studies of dust processes in the ISM. SAGE's point-source sensitivity enables a complete census of newly formed stars with masses >3 Msolar that will determine the current star formation rate in the LMC. SAGE's detection of evolved stars with mass-loss rates >1×10-8 Msolar yr-1 will quantify the rate at which evolved stars inject mass into the ISM of the LMC. The observing strategy includes two epochs in 2005, separated by 3 months, that both mitigate instrumental artifacts and constrain source variability. The SAGE data are nonproprietary. The data processing includes IRAC and MIPS pipelines and a database for mining the point-source catalogs, which will be released to the community in support of Spitzer proposal cycles 4 and 5. We present initial results on the epoch 1 data for a region near N79 and N83. The MIPS 70 and 160 ?m images of the diffuse dust emission of the N79/N83 region reveal a similar distribution to the gas emissions, especially the H I 21 cm emission. The measured point-source sensitivity for the epoch 1 data is consistent with expectations for the survey. The point-source counts are highest for the IRAC 3.6 ?m band and decrease dramatically toward longer wavelengths, consistent with the fact that stars dominate the point-source catalogs and the dusty objects detected at the longer wavelengths are rare in comparison. The SAGE epoch 1 point-source catalog has ~4×106 sources, and more are anticipated when the epoch 1 and 2 data are combined. Using Milky Way (MW) templates as a guide, we adopt a simplified point-source classification to identify three candidate groups-stars without dust, dusty evolved stars, and young stellar objects-that offer a starting point for this work. We outline a strategy for identifying foreground MW stars, which may comprise as much as 18% of the source list, and background galaxies, which may comprise ~12% of the source list.

Meixner, Margaret; Gordon, Karl D.; Indebetouw, Remy; Hora, Joseph L.; Whitney, Barbara; Blum, Robert; Reach, William; Bernard, Jean-Philippe; Meade, Marilyn; Babler, Brian; Engelbracht, Charles W.; For, Bi-Qing; Misselt, Karl; Vijh, Uma; Leitherer, Claus; Cohen, Martin; Churchwell, Ed B.; Boulanger, Francois; Frogel, Jay A.; Fukui, Yasuo; Gallagher, Jay; Gorjian, Varoujan; Harris, Jason; Kelly, Douglas; Kawamura, Akiko; Kim, SoYoung; Latter, William B.; Madden, Suzanne; Markwick-Kemper, Ciska; Mizuno, Akira; Mizuno, Norikazu; Mould, Jeremy; Nota, Antonella; Oey, M. S.; Olsen, Knut; Onishi, Toshikazu; Paladini, Roberta; Panagia, Nino; Perez-Gonzalez, Pablo; Shibai, Hiroshi; Sato, Shuji; Smith, Linda; Staveley-Smith, Lister; Tielens, A. G. G. M.; Ueta, Toshiya; van Dyk, Schuyler; Volk, Kevin; Werner, Michael; Zaritsky, Dennis

2006-12-01

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Health Promotion Project for University Students at a South African University: Results of a Pilot Survey  

PubMed Central

Globally, chronic diseases place a tremendous burden on health care systems all over the world. The increased prevalence of chronic diseases is mainly influenced by industrialization and decreased levels of physical activity. A cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative pilot survey, using a self-administered questionnaire and focus group discussions, was conducted with 73 students to assess the need for and feasibility of a health promotion program for university students at a rural South African university. The results of this survey suggest that there is a need for a health promotion program aimed at young adults who attend university.

Heeren, G. Anita; Mandeya, Andrew; Marange, C. Show; Batidzirai, Jesca M.; Tyler, Joanne C.

2014-01-01

417

Offroad vehicle riders in Big Cypress National Preserve: Results from a survey of permit holders  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A survey of 800 offroad vehicle (ORV) owners at Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, was conducted to obtain information on visitor characteristics and management preferences. This report characterizes survey results for riders of all-terrain vehicles, swamp buggies, standard 4-wheeled street vehicles, and airboats. Riders tended to feel satisfied with their ORV experiences and Preserve conditions. Riders were strongly opposed to management approaches that would restrict use or require certain behaviors. More favored were management actions to encourage low impact use practices

Farrell, T.; Kendra, A.; Roggenbuck, J.; Hall, T.; Marion, J.L.

1999-01-01

418

Radiological survey results at the former Bridgeport Brass Company facility, Seymour, Connecticut  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey of the former Bridgeport Brass Company facility, Seymour, Connecticut. The survey was performed in May 1992. The purpose of the survey was to determine if the facility had become contaminated with residuals containing radioactive materials during the work performed in the Ruffert building under government contract in the 1960s. The survey included a gamma scanning over a circumscribed area around the building, and gamma and beta-gamma scanning over all indoor surfaces as well as the collection of soil and other samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated radionuclide concentrations in indoor and outdoor samples, and radiation measurements over floor and wall surfaces, in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines. Elevated uranium concentrations outdoors were limited to several small, isolated spots. Radiation measurements exceeded guidelines indoors over numerous spots and areas inside the building, mainly in Rooms 1--6 that had been used in the early government work.

Foley, R.D.; Carrier, R.F.

1993-06-01

419

Chandra Multi-wavelength Plane (ChaMPlane) Survey: Design and Initial Results  

E-print Network

The Chandra Multiwavength Plane (ChaMPlane) Survey of the galactic plane incorporates serendipitous sources from selected Chandra pointings in or near the galactic plane (b 20 ksec; lack of bright diffuse or point sources) to measure or constrain the luminosity function of low-luminosity accretion sources in the Galaxy. The primary goal is to detect and identify accreting white dwarfs (cataclysmic variables, with space density still uncertain by a factor of >10-100), neutron stars and black holes (quiescent low mass X-ray binaries) to constrain their space densities and thus origin and evolution. Secondary objectives are to identify Be stars in high mass X-ray binaries and constrain their space densities, and to survey the H-R diagram for stellar coronal sources. A parallel optical imaging under the NOAO Long Term Survey program provides deep optical images using the Mosaic imager on the CTIO and KPNO 4-m telescopes. The 36arcmin X 36arcmin optical images (Halpha, R, V and I) cover ~5X the area of each enclosed Chandra ACIS FOV, providing an extended survey of emission line objects for comparison with Chandra. Spectroscopic followup of optical counterparts is then conducted, thus far with WIYN and Magellan. The X-ray preliminary results from both the Chandra and optical surveys will be presented, including logN-logS vs. galactic position (l,b) and optical idenifications.

Jonathan Grindlay; Ping Zhao; JaeSub Hong; Johnathan Jenkins; Dong-Woo Kim; Eric Schlegel; Jeremy Drake; Vinay Kashyap; Peter Edmonds; Haldan Cohn; Phyllis Lugger; Adrienne Cool

2002-11-25

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The ESO Slice Project (ESP) galaxy redshift survey; 1, Description and First Results  

E-print Network

The ESO Slice Project (ESP) is a galaxy redshift survey we have recently completed as an ESO Key-Project. The ESP covers 23.3 square degrees in a region close to the South Galactic Pole. The survey is nearly complete (85%) to the limiting magnitude b_J=19.4 and consists of 3342 galaxies with reliable redshift determination. In this paper, the first in a series that will present the results of the ESP survey, we describe the main characteristics of the survey and briefly discuss the properties of the galaxy sample. From a preliminary spectral analysis of a large sub-sample of 2550 galaxies we find that the fraction of actively star-forming galaxies increases from a few percent for the brightest galaxies up to about 40% for the galaxies fainter than M= -16.5. The most outstanding feature in the ESP redshift distribution is a very significant peak at z ~ 0.1. The detection of similar peaks, at the same distance, in other surveys in the same region of the sky, suggests the presence of a large bidimensional struct...

Vettolani, G; Zamorani, G; Cappi, A; Merighi, R; Mignoli, M; Stirpe, G M; MacGillivray, H T; Collins, C; Balkowski, C; Cayatte, V; Maurogordato, S; Proust, D; Chincarini, G L; Guzzo, L; MacCagni, D; Scaramella, R; Blanchard, A; Ramella, M

1997-01-01

421

The ESO Slice Project (ESP) galaxy redshift survey: I. Description and First Results  

E-print Network

The ESO Slice Project (ESP) is a galaxy redshift survey we have recently completed as an ESO Key-Project. The ESP covers 23.3 square degrees in a region close to the South Galactic Pole. The survey is nearly complete (85%) to the limiting magnitude b_J=19.4 and consists of 3342 galaxies with reliable redshift determination. In this paper, the first in a series that will present the results of the ESP survey, we describe the main characteristics of the survey and briefly discuss the properties of the galaxy sample. From a preliminary spectral analysis of a large sub-sample of 2550 galaxies we find that the fraction of actively star-forming galaxies increases from a few percent for the brightest galaxies up to about 40% for the galaxies fainter than M= -16.5. The most outstanding feature in the ESP redshift distribution is a very significant peak at z ~ 0.1. The detection of similar peaks, at the same distance, in other surveys in the same region of the sky, suggests the presence of a large bidimensional structure perpendicular to the line of sight. The minimum size of this structure would be of the order of 100 x 50 Mpc, comparable with the size of the Great Wall.

G. Vettolani; E. Zucca; G. Zamorani; A. Cappi; R. Merighi; M. Mignoli; G. M. Stirpe; H. MacGillivray; C. Collins; C. Balkowski; V. Cayatte; S. Maurogordato; D. Proust; G. Chincarini; L. Guzzo; D. Maccagni; R. Scaramella; A. Blanchard; M. Ramella

1997-04-11

422

Musculoskeletal Pain in Resident Orthopaedic Surgeons: Results of a Novel Survey  

PubMed Central

Background The physical demands and high rates of musculoskeletal injury among practicing orthopaedic surgeons have been previously recognized in the literature. However, there is a paucity of data regarding musculoskeletal symptoms among resident orthopaedic surgeons. We sought to answer the following questions: (1) are there significant levels of musculoskeletal symptoms among resident orthopaedic surgeons?; (2) do residents attribute these symptoms to their work as surgeons?; and (3) is our survey instrument reliable enough for use in future investigations? Methods We developed an online, cross-sectional survey based on the previously validated Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and distributed it to 39 resident orthopaedic surgeons at our institution in 2011, with 82% responding. Fifteen participants repeated the survey to assess agreement and reliability between repeated administrations of the survey. Results Significant levels of musculoskeletal symptoms were found in the resident surgeons, with the most common self-reported symptoms reported in the neck (59%), lower back (55%), upper back (35%), and shoulders (34%). Large proportions of these symptoms were self-reportedly attributed to the residents' work as a surgeon. Intrarater reliability revealed moderate to almost perfect agreement in nearly all repeated survey items. Conclusions Given that there are similar rates of musculoskeletal symptoms among our resident orthopedists and practicing orthopedists, more attention needs to be paid to the ergonomic and physical environments in which we are training the next generation of surgeons, especially when considering the extensive societal investment in training for these specialists. PMID:25328481

Knudsen, Michael L; Ludewig, Paula M; Braman, Jonathan P

2014-01-01

423

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

424

An epistemology and expectations survey about experimental physics: Development and initial results  

E-print Network

In response to national calls to better align physics laboratory courses with the way physicists engage in research, we have developed an epistemology and expectations survey to assess how students perceive the nature of physics experiments in the contexts of laboratory courses and the professional research laboratory. The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) evaluates students' shifts in epistemology and affect at the beginning and end of a semester. Also, at the end of the semester, the E-CLASS assesses students' reflections on their course's expectations for earning a good grade. By basing survey statements on widely embraced learning goals and common critiques of teaching labs, the E-CLASS serves as an assessment tool for lab courses across the undergraduate curriculum and as a tool for PER research. We present the development, evidence of validation, and initial formative assessment results from a sample that includes 45 classes at 20 institutions. We also d...

Zwickl, Benjamin M; Finkelstein, Noah; Lewandowski, H J

2013-01-01

425

Results of the user survey of functional requirements for the Oak Ridge Environmental Information System  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge Environmental Information System (OREIS) user survey of functional requirements was conducted in the spring and summer of 1994 to allow representatives of the OREIS user community to review and confirm the functionality of the OREIS system and to provide a method to document user acceptance of the system. The results of the survey confirm that the OREIS system meets data and functional requirements of the users. It further emphasizes that the user community is quite diverse, with many different needs for and perspectives about OREIS, and with varying needs for access and use of software tools. To meet the needs of a diverse and potentially changing user community, OREIS staff will survey the user community periodically to obtain input on changes to user requirements for future versions of the system.

NONE

1995-03-01

426

STEP: the VST survey of the SMC and the Magellanic Bridge - I. Overview and first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

STEP (the SMC in Time: Evolution of a Prototype interacting late-type dwarf galaxy) is a Guaranteed Time Observation survey being performed at the VST (the ESO VLT Survey Telescope). STEP will image an area of 74 deg2 covering the main body of the Small Magellanic Cloud (32 deg2), the Bridge that connects it to the Large Magellanic Cloud (30 deg2) and a small part of the Magellanic Stream (2 deg2). Our g, r, i, H? photometry is able to resolve individual stars down to magnitudes well below the main-sequence turn-off of the oldest populations. In this first paper, we describe the observing strategy, the photometric techniques and the upcoming data products of the survey. We also present preliminary results for the first two fields for which data acquisition is completed, including some detailed analysis of the two stellar clusters IC 1624 and NGC 419.

Ripepi, V.; Cignoni, M.; Tosi, M.; Marconi, M.; Musella, I.; Grado, A.; Limatola, L.; Clementini, G.; Brocato, E.; Cantiello, M.; Capaccioli, M.; Cappellaro, E.; Cioni, M.-R. L.; Cusano, F.; Dall'Ora, M.; Gallagher, J. S.; Grebel, E. K.; Nota, A.; Palla, F.; Romano, D.; Raimondo, G.; Sabbi, E.; Getman, F.; Napolitano, N. R.; Schipani, P.; Zaggia, S.

2014-08-01

427

It's Easier to Pick a Good Teacher than to Train One: Familiar and New Results on the Correlates of Teacher Effectiveness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Neither holding a college major in education nor acquiring a master's degree is correlated with elementary and middle school teaching effectiveness, regardless of the university at which the degree was earned. Teachers generally do become more effective with a few years of teaching experience, but we also find evidence that teachers may become…

Chingos, Matthew M.; Peterson, Paul E.

2011-01-01

428

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.

429

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

430

First Results from the NuSTAR Survey of Swift/BAT AGN  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Launch of the first focusing hard X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), enabled studies of the local active galactic nuclei (AGN) to extend into the spectral window above 10 keV with unprecedented spatial resolution and two orders of magnitude higher sensitivity than any other instrument operating in that bandpass. As a part of its long-term Extragalactic Surveys program, NuSTAR will survey the nearby population of AGN detected at hard X-ray energies in the Swift/BAT all-sky survey. We present a survey of ~100 Swift/BAT AGN observed in the first two years of NuSTAR operation. A short 15-25 ks NuSTAR exposure of a source detected with the Swift/BAT instrument provides a sufficiently detailed hard X-ray spectrum to provide well-constrained model parameters for each one individually. This sample forms an atlas of the best hard X-ray spectra available to date for a substantial number of AGN. Assuming a range of spectral models, both phenomenological and physically motivated, we determine the distributions of spectral parameters, such as the spectral index, absorption column, reflection strength and iron line equivalent width. We discuss the implications for the local Seyfert 2 population and the limitations of the current results. We also highlight more detailed studies of particular AGN, and preliminary results on multiplicity and variability in the hard X-ray band.

Balokovic, Mislav; Harrison, Fiona; Comastri, Andrea; NuSTAR Extragalactic Surveys Team

2015-01-01

431

First cosmic shear results from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Wide Synoptic Legacy Survey  

E-print Network

We present the first measurements of the weak gravitational lensing signal induced by the large scale mass distribution from data obtained as part of the ongoing Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS). The data used in this analysis are from the Wide Synoptic Survey, which aims to image ~170 square degree in five filters. We have analysed ~22 deg2 (31 pointings) of i' data spread over two of the three survey fields. These data are of excellent quality and the results bode well for the remainder of the survey: we do not detect a significant `B'-mode, suggesting that residual systematics are negligible at the current level of accuracy. Assuming a Cold Dark Matter model and marginalising over the Hubble parameter h=[0.6,0.8], the source redshift distribution and systematics, we constrain sigma_8, the amplitude of the matter power spectrum. At a fiducial matter density Omega_m=0.3 we find sigma_8=0.85+-0.06. This estimate is in excellent agreement with previous studies. Combination of our results with those from the Deep component of the CFHTLS enables us to place a constraint on a constant equation of state for the dark energy, based on cosmic shear data alone. We find that w_0<-0.8 at 68% confidence.

H. Hoekstra; Y. Mellier; L. van Waerbeke; E. Semboloni; L. Fu; M. J. Hudson; L. C. Parker; I. Tereno; K. Benabed

2005-11-03

432

A Survey of Needs of Texas Biology Teachers Relative to Teaching Cardiovascular Diseases and Associated Risk Factors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The data show that biology teachers spend relatively little time on diseases of the cardiovascular system. Approximately one period per year is spent on each of eight given cardiovascular disease risk factors. (MP)

White, Robert C.; And Others

1978-01-01

433

3/18/13 Surveyadministration -Bristol Online Surveys https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/?surveyid=125665&op=results 1/9  

E-print Network

3/18/13 Surveyadministration - Bristol Online Surveys https Response rate: 19.6% Launch date: 12 Nov 2012 Close date: 15 Mar 2013 Student Travel Survey 2012 results Section A: About your travel to University 1. How do you usually travel between home and University

Brierley, Andrew

434

Comparisons of the costs and quality of norms for the SF36 health survey collected by mail versus telephone interview: results from a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many health status surveys have been designed for mail, telephone, or in-person administration. However, with rare exception, investigators have not studied the effect the survey mode of administration has on the way respondents assess their health and other important parameters (such as response rates, nonresponse bias, and data quality), which can affect the generalizability of results. Using a national sampling

Colleen A. McHorney; Mark Kosinski; Ware John E. Jr

1994-01-01

435

The effect of mode and context on survey results: Analysis of data from the Health Survey for England 2006 and the Boost Survey for London  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Health-related data at local level could be provided by supplementing national health surveys with local boosts. Self-completion surveys are less costly than interviews, enabling larger samples to be achieved for a given cost. However, even when the same questions are asked with the same wording, responses to survey questions may vary by mode of data collection. These measurement differences

Sarah Tipping; Steven Hope; Kevin Pickering; Bob Erens; Marilyn A Roth; Jennifer S Mindell

2010-01-01

436

Institutional Aid Survey: Colleges Report Increases in Students Applying and Qualifying for Aid. Quick Scan Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This year, more students are applying and qualifying for need-based financial aid and more financial aid offices are being asked to reassess financial aid packages to reflect recent changes to families' financial situations, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. "This survey demonstrates…

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

437

Helping Italian science teachers to make earth and climate active lessons. Results of 3 years support with the ICLEEN project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been demonstrated that in Italy Earth and Climate System Sciences Education (ESS) is one of the scientific disciplines where science teachers show a greatest need in terms of professional support. Among the causes that have been reported we should mention: the predominance of science teachers with a degree in biological disciplines rather then geo-logical or physical topics, and the high interdisciplinarity of certain topics, in particular those related to the climate system. Furthermore, it was found that ESS topics are predominant in the science curricula of those grades in which have been reported the major students dropout rates during the whole italian school cycle . In this context, in 2010, the MUSE, the Museum of Science of Trento (Italy), created a web-based service named I-Cleen (Inquring on Climate and Energy www.icleen.muse.it). This is a tool aimed at promoting the collaboration among science teachers in order to share resources and enhance the professional collaboration by means of participatory methods and models belonging to the world of open source and open content. The main instrument of the I-CLEEN project is an online repository (with metadata compliant with the DCMI and LOM international standards) of teaching resources focused on Earth and Climate Sciences all published under the Creative Commons license Attribution 3.0 and therefore, belonging to the model of OER (Open Educational Resources). The service has been designed, developed and managed by a team consisting of very experiencing science teachers and scientists from the Museum and other partners research institutions. The editorial work is carried out online utilizing a specific platform made with LifeRay, a CMS (Content Management System) software that is open source and manageable in a single Java-frameworked environment using the dbase, the website, the editorial process and several web 2.0 services. The project has been subjected to two distinct testing activities in collaboration with the University of Trento dealing with the effectiveness of the service as well as the usability of the graphic user interface (GUI). The present work aims to illustrate the essential features of the service I-cleen and the results achieved during the last three years of operation. It will be display and interpret for the first time data with web traffic, and other data from downloading and publishing documents of the teaching resources and the main outcomes of the above mentioned tests. The purpose of this contribution is to highlight strengths and weaknesses of this experience and potentially able to provide valuable information on the role of today's web based services and online communities to help support teachers in earth and climate sciences subjects.

Cattadori, M.

2013-12-01

438

Radiological characterization survey results for Gaskill Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (OXO015)  

SciTech Connect

Between October 1952 and February 1957, National Lead of Ohio (NLO), a primary contractor for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), subcontracted certain uranium machining operations to Alba Craft Laboratory, Incorporated, located at 10-14 West Rose Avenue, Oxford, Ohio. In 1992, personnel from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) confirmed the presence of residual radioactive materials from the AEC-related operations in and around the facility in amounts exceeding the applicable Department of Energy (DOE) guidelines. Although the amount of uranium found on the property posed little health hazard if left undisturbed, the levels were sufficient to require remediation to bring radiological conditions into compliance with current guidelines, thus ensuring that the public and the environment are protected. Because it was suspected that uranium may have been used in the past in the immediate vicinity of Alba Craft in a Miami University building a team from ORNL, performed a radiological characterization survey of that structure in January 1994. The survey was conducted at the request of DOE as a precautionary measure to ensure that no radioactive residuals were present at levels exceeding guidelines. The survey included the determination of directly measured radiation levels and the collection of smear samples to detect possible removable alpha and beta-gamma activity levels, and comparison of these data to the guidelines. Results of the survey showed that all measurements were below the applicable guideline limits set by DOE.

Kleinhans, K.R.; Murray, M.E.; Carrier, R.F.

1996-04-01

439

Applying national survey results for strategic planning and program improvement: the National Diabetes Education Program.  

PubMed

Since the 1970s, the federal government has spearheaded major national education programs to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the United States. These prevention and disease management programs communicate critical information to the public, those affected by the disease, and health care providers. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), the leading federal program on diabetes sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses primary and secondary quantitative data and qualitative audience research to guide program planning and evaluation. Since 2006, the NDEP has filled the gaps in existing quantitative data sources by conducting its own population-based survey, the NDEP National Diabetes Survey (NNDS). The NNDS is conducted every 2–3 years and tracks changes in knowledge, attitudes and practice indicators in key target audiences. This article describes how the NDEP has used the NNDS as a key component of its evaluation framework and how it applies the survey results for strategic planning and program improvement. The NDEP's use of the NNDS illustrates how a program evaluation framework that includes periodic population-based surveys can serve as an evaluation model for similar national health education programs. PMID:25463016

Griffey, Susan; Piccinino, Linda; Gallivan, Joanne; Lotenberg, Lynne Doner; Tuncer, Diane

2015-02-01

440

Results of the radiological survey at 77 Sinninger Street, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ052)  

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 monazite ores from 1916 to 1956. MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from this thorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards. Some of these contaminated wastes were also eroded from the site into Lodi Brook. At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a group from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducts investigative radiological surveys of properties in the vicinity of MCW to determine whether a property is contaminated with radioactive residues, principally {sup 232}Th, derived from the MCW site. The survey typically includes direct measurement of gamma radiation levels and soil sampling for radionuclide analyses. The survey of this site, 77 Sinninger Street, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ052), was conducted on December 17, 1992. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program criteria. The radionuclide distributions were not significantly different from normal background levels in the northern New Jersey area.

Foley, R.D.; Brown, K.S.

1993-06-01

441

Results of the radiological survey at 48 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ005)  

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 monazite ores from 1916 to 1956.MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from thisthorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards. Some of these contaminated wastes were also eroded from the site into Lodi Brook. At the request of the US Department of Energy(DOE), a group from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducts investigative radiological surveys of properties in the vicinity of MCW to determine whether a property is contaminated with radioactive residues, principally [sup 232]Tb, derived from the MCW site. The survey typically includes direct measurement of gamma radiation levels and soil sampling for radionuclide analyses. The survey of this site, 48 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJO05), was conducted on July 14, 1991. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program criteria. The radionuclide distributions were not significantly different from normal background levels in the northern New Jersey area.

Foley, R.D.; Brown, K.S.

1992-10-01

442

Results of the radiological survey at 48 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ005)  

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 monazite ores from 1916 to 1956.MCW supplied rare earth metals and thorium compounds to the Atomic Energy Commission and various other government agencies from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Area residents used the sandlike waste from thisthorium extraction process mixed with tea and cocoa leaves as mulch in their yards. Some of these contaminated wastes were also eroded from the site into Lodi Brook. At the request of the US Department of Energy(DOE), a group from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducts investigative radiological surveys of properties in the vicinity of MCW to determine whether a property is contaminated with radioactive residues, principally {sup 232}Tb, derived from the MCW site. The survey typically includes direct measurement of gamma radiation levels and soil sampling for radionuclide analyses. The survey of this site, 48 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJO05), was conducted on July 14, 1991. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program criteria. The radionuclide distributions were not significantly different from normal background levels in the northern New Jersey area.

Foley, R.D.; Brown, K.S.

1992-10-01

443

Gun use in the United States: results from two national surveys  

PubMed Central

Objectives—To determine the relative incidence of gun victimization versus self defense gun use by civilians in the United States, and the circumstances and probable legality of the self defense uses. Methods—National random digit dial telephone surveys of the adult population were conducted in 1996 and 1999. The Harvard surveys appear unique among private surveys in two respects: asking (1) open ended questions about defensive gun use incidents and (2) detailed questions about both gun victimization and self defense gun use. Five criminal court judges were asked to assess whether the self reported defensive gun uses were likely to have been legal. Results—Even after excluding many reported firearm victimizations, far more survey respondents report having been threatened or intimidated with a gun than having used a gun to protect themselves. A majority of the reported self defense gun uses were rated as probably illegal by a majority of judges. This was so even under the assumption that the respondent had a permit to own and carry the gun, and that the respondent had described the event honestly. Conclusions—Guns are used to threaten and intimidate far more often than they are used in self defense. Most self reported self defense gun uses may well be illegal and against the interests of society. PMID:11144624

Hemenway, D; Azrael, D; Miller, M

2000-01-01

444

First Kepler results on compact pulsators - VI. Targets in the final half of the survey phase  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present results from the final 6 months of a survey to search for pulsations in white dwarfs (WDs) and hot subdwarf stars with the Kepler spacecraft. Spectroscopic observations are used to separate the objects into accurate classes, and we explore the physical parameters of the subdwarf B (sdB) stars and white dwarfs in the sample. From the Kepler photometry and our spectroscopic data, we find that the sample contains five new pulsators of the V1093 Her type, one AM CVn type cataclysmic variable and a number of other binary systems. This completes the survey for compact pulsators with Kepler. No V361 Hya type of short-period pulsating sdB stars were found in this half, leaving us with a total of one single multiperiodic V361 Hya and 13 V1093 Her pulsators for the full survey. Except for the sdB pulsators, no other clearly pulsating hot subdwarfs or white dwarfs were found, although a few low-amplitude candidates still remain. The most interesting targets discovered in this survey will be observed throughout the remainder of the Kepler mission, providing the most long-term photometric data sets ever made on such compact, evolved stars. Asteroseismic investigations of these data sets will be invaluable in revealing the interior structure of these stars and will boost our understanding of their evolutionary history.

Østensen, R. H.; Silvotti, R.; Charpinet, S.; Oreiro, R.; Bloemen, S.; Baran, A. S.; Reed, M. D.; Kawaler, S. D.; Telting, J. H.; Green, E. M.; O'Toole, S. J.; Aerts, C.; Gänsicke, B. T.; Marsh, T. R.; Breedt, E.; Heber, U.; Koester, D.; Quint, A. C.; Kurtz, D. W.; Rodríguez-López, C.; Vu?kovi?, M.; Ottosen, T. A.; Frimann, S.; Somero, A.; Wilson, P. A.; Thygesen, A. O.; Lindberg, J. E.; Kjeldsen, H.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, J.; Allen, C.; McCauliff, S.; Middour, C. K.

2011-07-01

445

Turning Good Teachers into Great Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to a survey by the Center for Teacher Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, teachers want training to help them become effective leaders in the policy arena. The Virginia Teacher Leaders Network and the Center for Teacher Leadership provide examples of teachers who have successfully influenced policy in multiple areas: the…

Dozier, Terry Knecht

2007-01-01

446

The Einstein/CFA stellar survey - Overview of the data and interpretation of results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are presented from an extensive survey of stellar X-ray emission, using the Einstein Observatory. Over 140 stars have been detected to date, throughout the H-R diagram, thus showing that soft X-ray emission is the norm rather than the exception for stars in general. This finding is strongly at odds with pre-Einstein expectations based on standard acoustic theories of coronal heating. Typical examples of stellar X-ray detections and an overview of the survey data are presented. In combination with recent results from solar X-ray observations, the new Einstein data argue for the general applicability of magnetic field-related coronal heating mechanisms.

Vaiana, G. S.

1981-01-01

447

Readiness for Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology and Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition Survey Results  

PubMed Central

Objective Determine the factors that impact HIT use and MU readiness for community health centers (CHCs). Background The HITECH Act allocates funds to Medicaid and Medicare providers to encourage the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), in an effort to improve health care quality and patient outcomes, and to reduce health care costs. Methods We surveyed CHCs on their Readiness for Meaningful Use (MU) of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition, then we combined responses with 2009 Uniform Data System data to determine which factors impact use of HIT and MU readiness. Results Nearly 70% of CHCs had full or partial EHR adoption at the time of survey. Results are presented for centers with EHR adoption, by the length of time that their EHR systems have been in operation. PMID:24834365

Shin, Peter; Sharac, Jessica

2013-01-01

448

Results of a Nation-Wide Survey Evaluating Psychotropic Medication Use in Fragile X Syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. The behavioral phenotype associated with\\u000a FXS includes hyperactivity, anxiety, and sometimes problem behaviors for which stimulants, antipsychotics, and SSRI antidepressants\\u000a are prescribed. Little information, however, is known about the side effects individuals with FXS may experience as a result\\u000a of taking these medications. Using a nation-wide survey,

Maria G. Valdovinos; Rahul A. Parsa; Michelle L. Alexander

2009-01-01

449

Urban myths exploded: results of a bryological survey of King's Lynn (Norfolk, UK)  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Generalizations about urban bryophytes in European cities have received little attention in Britain. Here they are treated as hypotheses, to be tested against the results of a detailed survey of King's Lynn, a town of about 41 000 people in eastern England. During 1999-2004 the flora was enumerated in twenty-five 1-km squares, arranged in a square of side 5

Robin C. Stevenson; Mark O. Hill

2008-01-01

450

Complexity Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine whether consensus existed among teachers about the complexity of common classroom materials, a survey was administered to 66 pre-service and in-service kindergarten and prekindergarten teachers. Participants were asked to rate 14 common classroom materials as simple, complex, or super-complex. Simple materials have one obvious part,…

Gordon, Sandra L.; Anderson, Beth C.

451

The Snapshot Survey Service: A Web Site for Assessing Teachers' and Administrators' Technology Activities, Beliefs, and Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper documents the authors' efforts at constructing, deploying, and analyzing Snapshot Surveys in a range of educational settings. The Snapshot Survey Service is an Internet-based technology that enables educators at the local, state, and even national level to survey, quickly and at low-cost, other educators on issues that are particularly…

Norris, Cathleen; Soloway, Elliot

452

Awareness of Autism in Primary School Teachers  

PubMed Central

Objective. To assess the knowledge and perception of primary school teachers regarding autism in private and public schools of Karachi, Pakistan. Methods. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on primary school teachers in different districts of Karachi. A sample size of 170 teachers was selected by purposive sampling. Primary data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. These questions assessed the teacher's knowledge and perception of Autism. Data was entered on SPSS version 20. Frequencies and percentages were taken out for categorical variables. Results. Of the total 170 teachers, 85 were from the Private and 85 from Public sector schools. 55% (n = 94) of the teachers knew about Autism through the media and only 9% (n = 15) had formal training through workshops on Autism. 62% (n = 105) of the teachers were of the opinion that Autism is treatable. Majority of the teachers (57%) said that proper training is required for teaching autistic children. Conclusion. The knowledge related to Autism in our existing sample has mostly come from the media. Although we cannot undermine the role of media, there is a need to give formal training to teachers regarding the differentiating features of Autism, which in turn will aid in early diagnosis of the disease. PMID:24363934

Ahmed, Farah

2013-01-01

453

Awareness of autism in primary school teachers.  

PubMed

Objective. To assess the knowledge and perception of primary school teachers regarding autism in private and public schools of Karachi, Pakistan. Methods. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on primary school teachers in different districts of Karachi. A sample size of 170 teachers was selected by purposive sampling. Primary data was collected using self-administered questionnaires. These questions assessed the teacher's knowledge and perception of Autism. Data was entered on SPSS version 20. Frequencies and percentages were taken out for categorical variables. Results. Of the total 170 teachers, 85 were from the Private and 85 from Public sector schools. 55% (n = 94) of the teachers knew about Autism through the media and only 9% (n = 15) had formal training through workshops on Autism. 62% (n = 105) of the teachers were of the opinion that Autism is treatable. Majority of the teachers (57%) said that proper training is required for teaching autistic children. Conclusion. The knowledge related to Autism in our existing sample has mostly come from the media. Although we cannot undermine the role of media, there is a need to give formal training to teachers regarding the differentiating features of Autism, which in turn will aid in early diagnosis of the disease. PMID:24363934

Arif, Muhammad Mustafa; Niazy, Ayesha; Hassan, Bilal; Ahmed, Farah

2013-01-01

454

A Complete Census of Dense Cores in Chamaeleon I: Results from an ALMA Cycle 1 Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stars form from the gravitational collapse of dense molecular cloud cores, yet many details relating to the onset of collapse and fragmentation into multiple systems remain unknown. I will present the results of an ALMA cycle 1 survey of all known dense cores (starless and protostellar) in the Chamaeleon I molecular cloud complex (d~170pc). The goals of this survey are to provide a complete census of protostars, including those too young, too low in luminosity, and/or too deeply embedded to detect in previous infrared and (sub)millimeter surveys, and to characterize when and how dense cores fragment into multiple systems. With these results we will report new detections of protostellar multiplicity and provide updated constraints on the fraction of starless cores that are truly starless, the lifetime of the first hydrostatic core phase, and the relative durations of the starless and protostellar core populations. We will also report a lack of detections among the starless cores and discuss implications of these results.

Dunham, Michael; Schnee, Scott; Pineda, Jaime E.; Offner, Stella; Price, Daniel; Arce, Hector G.; Di Francesco, James; Johnstone, Doug I.; Bourke, Tyler L.; Tobin, John J.; Chen, Xuepeng

2015-01-01

455

Lighting Survey Results at the Langford Architecture Center and Estimated Savings by Delamping  

E-print Network

. Building A 3 1.1. Studios, classrooms and some offices 3 1.2. Computer labs 4 1.3. Perimeter offices 5 1.4. Offices around the atrium 7 1.5. Corridors and hallways 8 2. Building C 8 2.1. Studios and classrooms 8 2.2. Offices 9 2.3. Corridors 9 3. Summary... Engineering Experiment Station College Station, Texas p.3 III. RESULTS The results of this lighting survey are summarized below. More detailed results are presented in Tables 1 to 8. III.1. Building A III.l.l. Studios, classrooms, and some offices a...

Soebarto, V. I.; Haberl, J. S.; Degelman, L. O.

1997-01-01

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The Palomar-Quest Digital Synoptic Sky Survey: Summary and Initial Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Palomar-Quest (PQ) digital synoptic sky survey was conducted over a period of 5 years, ending in September 2008. The survey is a joint venture between groups at Yale and Caltech, with collaborating groups world-wide. The data were obtained using the Palomar 48-inch Samuel Oschin telescope and QUEST-2 112 CCD camera, with up to 4 distinct filters (Johnson UBRI or Gunn griz systems). Data were taken in the drift scan mode, in 4.6 deg wide strips of a constant declination, typically with 2 passes per night. The survey covered a total area of 15,500 deg2, with up to several tens of passes per location, and with the time baselines ranging from minutes to years. About 15 TB or raw data were collected in the course of about 550 nights (including non-photometric conditions). In addition, a somewhat larger amount of data over a larger number of nights have been taken in the point-and-stare mode, in a single broad-band red filter. The data have been processed using independent pipelines at Yale, Caltech, and LBNL. The survey was fully VO-compliant, and served as a testbed for development of a number of VO-related standards and technologies. All of the data are now in the process of being reprocessed and recalibrated, and will be made fully publicly available. Given the synoptic nature of the survey, most of the initial scientific studies involve exploration of various time-domain phenomena, such as Supernovae, variability of AGN, and high-amplitude variable stars. We have also conducted searches for high-redshift quasars, gravitational lenses, and other projects. We will describe some of the results to date.

Djorgovski, Stanislav G.; Baltay, C.; Mahabal, A.; Rabinowitz, D.; Drake, A.; Donalek, C.; Glikman, E.; Graham, M.; Williams, R.; Ellman, N.; Scalzo, R.; Bauer, A.; Nugent, P.; PQ Survey Team

2009-05-01

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U.S. Residential Miscellaneous Refrigeration Products: Results from Amazon Mechanical Turk Surveys  

SciTech Connect

Amazon Mechanical Turk was used, for the first time, to collect statistically representative survey data from U.S. households on the presence, number, type and usage of refrigerators, freezers, and various “miscellaneous” refrigeration products (wine/beverage coolers, residential icemakers and non-vapor compression refrigerators and freezers), along with household and demographic information. Such products have been poorly studied to date, with almost no information available about shipments, stocks, capacities, energy use, etc. A total of 9,981 clean survey responses were obtained from five distinct surveys deployed in 2012. General refrigeration product survey responses were weighted to demographics in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009 dataset. Miscellaneous refrigeration product survey responses were weighted according to demographics of product ownership found in the general refrigeration product surveys. Model number matching for a portion of miscellaneous refrigeration product responses allowed validation of refrigeration product characteristics, which enabled more accurate estimates of the penetrations of these products in U.S. households. We estimated that there were 12.3±1.0 million wine/beverage coolers, 5.5(–3.5,+3.2) million residential icemakers and 4.4(–2.7,+2.3) million non-vapor compression refrigerators in U.S. households in 2012. (All numerical results are expressed with ranges indicating the 95% confidence interval.) No evidence was found for the existence of non-vapor compression freezers. Moreover, we found that 15% of wine/beverage coolers used vapor compression cooling technology, while 85% used thermoelectric cooling technology, with the vast majority of thermoelectric units having capacities of less than 30 wine bottles (approximately 3.5 cubic feet). No evidence was found for the existence of wine/beverage coolers with absorption cooling technology. Additionally, we estimated that there were 3.6±1.0 million hybrid refrigerator-wine/beverage coolers and 0.9±0.5 million hybrid freezer-wine/beverage coolers in U.S. households. We also obtained estimates of miscellaneous refrigeration product capacities, lifetimes, purchase and installation costs, repair frequencies and costs, and maintenance costs. For wine/beverage coolers, we also obtained information on the penetration of built-in units, AC/DC operating capability, the use of internal lights, and distributions of door opening frequencies. This information is essential to develop detailed estimates of national energy usage and life-cycle costs, and would be helpful in obtaining information on other plug-load appliances. Additional information not highlighted in the main report was presented in Appendices.

Greenblatt, Jeffery B.; Young, Scott J.; Yang, Hung-Chia; Long, Timothy; Beraki, Bereket; Price, Sarah K.; Pratt, Stacy; Willem, Henry; Desroches, Louis-Benoit

2013-11-14

458

No Evidence That Incentive Pay for Teacher Teams Improves Student Outcomes: Results from a Randomized Trial. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers examined whether rewarding teams of teachers for student performance had an effect on student achievement or teacher practices or attitudes in a demonstration project in Round Rock, Texas. They found that the intervention had no effect in any of these areas. Students taught by teacher teams who were offered incentives scored slightly…

Adamson, David M.

2012-01-01

459

Teacher Receptivity to Change: An Empirical Examination of Construct Validity Using the Results of Large-Scale Factor Analyses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper studied the construct validity of the Receptivity to Change Inventory (RCI) as a measure of teacher receptivity to change. The sample consisted of all teachers in 94 schools in 6 districts in southern Louisiana. Usable data were received from 1,921 teachers from elementary schools and secondary schools during the spring of 1992. The…

Chauvin, Sheila W.; Ellett, Chad D.

460

Meeting the Needs of High School Science Teachers in English Language Learner Instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This survey study explored high school science teachers’ challenges and needs specific to their growing English language learning (ELL) student population. Thirty-three science teachers from 6 English as a Second language (ESL)-center high schools in central Virginia participated in the survey. Issues surveyed were (a) strategies used by science teachers to accommodate ELL students’ special needs, (b) challenges they experienced, and (c) support and training necessary for effective ELL instruction. Results suggest that language barriers as well as ELL students’ lack of science foundational knowledge challenged teachers most. Teachers perceived that appropriate instructional materials and pedagogical training was most needed. The findings have implications for science teacher preservice and inservice education in regard to working with language minority students.

Cho, Seonhee; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.

2009-08-01

461

Interpreting results of cluster surveys in emergency settings: is the LQAS test the best option?  

PubMed Central

Cluster surveys are commonly used in humanitarian emergencies to measure health and nutrition indicators. Deitchler et al. have proposed to use Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) hypothesis testing in cluster surveys to classify the prevalence of global acute malnutrition as exceeding or not exceeding the pre-established thresholds. Field practitioners and decision-makers must clearly understand the meaning and implications of using this test in interpreting survey results to make programmatic decisions. We demonstrate that the LQAS test–as proposed by Deitchler et al. – is prone to producing false-positive results and thus is likely to suggest interventions in situations where interventions may not be needed. As an alternative, to provide more useful information for decision-making, we suggest reporting the probability of an indicator's exceeding the threshold as a direct measure of "risk". Such probability can be easily determined in field settings by using a simple spreadsheet calculator. The "risk" of exceeding the threshold can then be considered in the context of other aggravating and protective factors to make informed programmatic decisions. PMID:19068120

Bilukha, Oleg O; Blanton, Curtis

2008-01-01

462

Interpreting results of cluster surveys in emergency settings: is the LQAS test the best option?  

PubMed

Cluster surveys are commonly used in humanitarian emergencies to measure health and nutrition indicators. Deitchler et al. have proposed to use Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) hypothesis testing in cluster surveys to classify the prevalence of global acute malnutrition as exceeding or not exceeding the pre-established thresholds. Field practitioners and decision-makers must clearly understand the meaning and implications of using this test in interpreting survey results to make programmatic decisions. We demonstrate that the LQAS test--as proposed by Deitchler et al.--is prone to producing false-positive results and thus is likely to suggest interventions in situations where interventions may not be needed. As an alternative, to provide more useful information for decision-making, we suggest reporting the probability of an indicator's exceeding the threshold as a direct measure of "risk". Such probability can be easily determined in field settings by using a simple spreadsheet calculator. The "risk" of exceeding the threshold can then be considered in the context of other aggravating and protective factors to make informed programmatic decisions. PMID:19068120

Bilukha, Oleg O; Blanton, Curtis

2008-01-01

463

Epistemology and expectations survey about experimental physics: Development and initial results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In response to national calls to better align physics laboratory courses with the way physicists engage in research, we have developed an epistemology and expectations survey to assess how students perceive the nature of physics experiments in the contexts of laboratory courses and the professional research laboratory. The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS) evaluates students' epistemology at the beginning and end of a semester. Students respond to paired questions about how they personally perceive doing experiments in laboratory courses and how they perceive an experimental physicist might respond regarding their research. Also, at the end of the semester, the E-CLASS assesses a third dimension of laboratory instruction, students' reflections on their course's expectations for earning a good grade. By basing survey statements on widely embraced learning goals and common critiques of teaching labs, the E-CLASS serves as an assessment tool for lab courses across the undergraduate curriculum and as a tool for physics education research. We present the development, evidence of validation, and initial formative assessment results from a sample that includes 45 classes at 20 institutions. We also discuss feedback from instructors and reflect on the challenges of large-scale online administration and distribution of results.

Zwickl, Benjamin M.; Hirokawa, Takako; Finkelstein, Noah; Lewandowski, H. J.

2014-06-01

464

The Modern U.S. High School Astronomy Course, Its Status and Makeup II: Additional Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A postal survey of high school astronomy teachers strongly confirms many results of an earlier electronic survey. Additional and new results include a measure of the level of inquiry (more structured inquiry and teacher-led) in the classroom as well as data showing that more emphasis is given to traditional topics than to contemporary astronomy…

Krumenaker, Larry

2009-01-01

465

The Latest Results From The FIDEL Survey: Insights Into IR Galaxy Evolution.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study of LIRGs and ULIRGs is important for understanding galaxy formation and evolution because they contribute the majority of the cosmic IR luminosity budget at high redshifts. Ultra-deep 70 micron imaging can detect LIRGs and ULIRGs out to redshifts of 1 to 2. The latest results from the Far Infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy (FIDEL) survey with the Spitzer Space Telescope is presented. This is the deepest survey ever made at 70 micron, with a peak sensitivity of 0.6 mJy rms, and it will cover roughly 6 times the area of the combined GOODS fields. We present 70 micron source counts, infrared colours and redshifts. The luminosity function for infrared galaxies is derived and we find there is strong luminosity evolution in LIRGS and ULIRGs between 0 < z < 1.

Huynh, Minh T.; Frayer, D.

2007-12-01

466

Connectedness in Manufacturing: Results of a Survey on Standards Adoption in Canada  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Connectedness in Manufacturing Project, sponsored by Industry Canada (discussed in the December 4, 1997 Scout Report for Business & Economics) and the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute of the National Research Council Canada, provides "awareness and guidance with respect to the adoption of connectedness standards by Canadian manufacturing companies." This 63-page report from the project reviews and analyzes the results of a May 1999 survey of more than 400 Canadian manufacturers about how they plan to use electronic means of communications to share business and technical data. The survey found that four out of five companies had some experience with electronic collaboration and industry sector had a great effect on whether or not the companies collaborated electronically. Industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, and information technologies were most likely to share data.

1999-01-01

467

Start and initial results of the Fukushima Prefecture acute myocardial infarction registration survey.  

PubMed

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains one of the most serious heart diseases and elucidation of its pathogenesis and advances in treatment strategies have been desired. In 2009, to understand the status of AMI in Fukushima Prefecture for improving treatment outcomes, a new AMI registration survey system was conducted throughout the prefecture. A total of 1,556 cases were registered in the initial 2 years from 2009 to 2010. The hospital-based overall incidence of AMI in Fukushima Prefecture was 37.9 people per population of 100,000 per year. Mortality from AMI within 30 days of onset was 10.2%. We report herein the actual situation of AMI onset and treatment in Fukushima Prefecture based on the initial results of the survey. PMID:23842511

Nakazato, Kazuhiko; Yamaki, Takayoshi; Kijima, Mikihiro; Komatsu, Nobuo; Sugi, Masafumi; Seita, Hiroshi; Kanke, Michito; Saito, Tomiyoshi; Owada, Takayuki; Ono, Masahiro; Kanazawa, Masaharu; Abe, Yukihiko; Sato, Masahiko; Watanabe, Masayuki; Suzuki, Shigebumi; Tsuda, Akihiro; Chiba, Katsumi; Honda, Tsuneo; Tamagawa, Kazuaki; Watanabe, Tomoyuki; Abe, Wataru; Maeyama, Tadami; Sagawa, Keiichi; Takahira, Hiroshi; Sodenaga, Yasumori; Ohara, Naoto; Kobayashi, Toshio; Hisa, Shinichi; Suzuki, Sakae; Saito, Yasutoshi; Shineha, Ryuzaburo; Suzuki, Fumio; Matsui, Junichiro; Tsuboi, Masao; Yui, Tokuo; Abe, Satoshi; Nagasawa, Shuichi; Takaya, Yuzou; Maehara, Kazuhira; Maruyama, Yukio; Takeishi, Yasuchika

2013-01-01

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Attitudes Towards (Psychotherapy) Groups: Results of a Survey in a Representative Sample.  

PubMed

Abstract Based upon observations indicating decreasing attractiveness of groups within and outside the clinical field, the present study aimed to determine attitudes toward, and expectations of, groups in a representative sample of 2512 German citizens. The survey also included questions specifically related to group psychotherapy and its acceptance. In addition, psychological characteristics of respondents (measures of narcissism, psychological impairment, and emotion regulation) and socio-demographic variables were assessed to examine their potential association with group-related attitudes. In total, the survey revealed a relatively positive picture of attitudes and expectations toward groups in general and psychotherapy groups in particular. Those with more open attitudes towards groups were comparatively less distressed, anxious, and depressed; they favored emotional reappraisal instead of suppression as the dominant strategy to regulate their emotions. Contrary to prediction, narcissism did not influence attitudes towards groups. The results are related to current discussions of the attractiveness of groups and to implications for the practice of group psychotherapy. PMID:24963534

Strauss, Bernhard; Spangenberg, Lena; Brähler, Elmar; Bormann, Bianca

2014-06-25

469

Implementing Teacher Work Sampling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how the teacher work sample methodology of the Renaissance Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality was implemented within the teacher education program at a small liberal arts college. Resulting program improvements are described, as well as on-going challenges. The adapted teacher work sample prompt and scoring rubric are…

Kinne, Lenore J.; Watson, Dwight C.

2005-01-01

470

US Department of Energy Teacher Research Associates Program: Profile and survey of 1990--1991 participants. [Contains a bibliography  

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

471

Plastic Surgeons’ Perceptions of the Affordable Care Act: Results of a National Survey  

PubMed Central

Background: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand coverage to the uninsured, improve quality, and contain costs. The goal of this study was to ascertain how plastic surgeons perceive the ACA. Methods: An electronic questionnaire was e-mailed to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons between May and June 2014. The survey was anonymous and voluntary and included questions to assess understanding and opinions of the ACA. Results: The survey was sent to 3070 members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the response rate was 17%. Sixty-eight percent agree or strongly agree that they understand the basic concepts of the ACA. The majority of respondents disagree (38% strongly disagree, 31% disagree) with the notion that the ACA will positively affect their practice, and 51% agree with the statement, “I do not support the ACA, and I believe it did too much.” Two thirds (66%) believe that the ACA deserves a grade of D or F. When answers were analyzed across demographics, 42% of respondents with “Academic” practice background identify with the statement, “I support the ACA but I think it needs more work,” compared to 15% of those who selected “Solo Practice” (p <0.001). Conclusions: The ACA will affect all specialties, including plastic surgery. The results of this survey suggest that many plastic surgeons believe that they have a baseline understanding of current health-care reform. The majority of surveyed surgeons do not support the Act. It is imperative that plastic surgeons possess the knowledge of the ACA; its changes, both current and impending, will likely affect patient mix, coverage of procedures, and reimbursement.

Israel, Jacqueline S.; Chen, Jenny T.; Rao, Venkat K.

2015-01-01

472

Primary School Student Teachers' Understanding of Climate Change: Comparing the Results Given by Concept Maps and Communication Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate change is a complex environmental problem that can be used to examine students' understanding, gained through classroom communication, of climate change and its interactions. The present study examines a series of four science sessions given to a group of primary school student teachers (n = 20). This includes analysis of the communication styles used and the students' pre- and post-conceptualisation of climate change based on results obtained via essay writing and drawings. The essays and drawings concerned the students' unprompted pre- and post-conceptions about climate change, collected before and after each of the four inquiry-based science sessions (in physics, chemistry, biology and geography). Concept mapping was used in the analysis of the students' responses. The communication used in the four sessions was analysed with a communicative approach in order to find out the discussion about climate change between teacher and students. The analyses indicated that the students did not have the knowledge or the courage to participate in discussion, but post-conceptualisation map showed that students' thinking had become more coherent after the four sessions. Given the results of the present study, proposals for using concepts maps and/or communication analysis in studying students' conceptions are presented.

Ratinen, Ilkka; Viiri, Jouni; Lehesvuori, Sami

2012-11-01

473

The VLT-Flames Tarantula Survey: an overview of the VFTS results so far  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) has acquired multi-epoch spectroscopy of over 800 O, B and Wolf-Rayet stars in the 30 Doradus region with the aim to investigate a number of important questions related to the evolution of massive stars and of cluster dynamics. In this paper, I first provide an overview of the scientific results obtained by the VFTS consortium so far. I then review the constraints obtained on the multiplicity properties of massive stars in 30 Dor and compare them to our recent results from a Milky Way sample.

Sana, H.

2013-02-01

474

The VLT-Flames Tarantula Survey: an overview of the VFTS results so far  

E-print Network

The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) has acquired multi-epoch spectroscopy of over 800 O, B and Wolf-Rayet stars in the 30 Doradus region with the aim to investigate a number of important questions related to the evolution of massive stars and of cluster dynamics. In this paper, I first provide an overview of the scientific results obtained by the VFTS consortium so far. I then review the constraints obtained on the multiplicity properties of massive stars in 30 Dor and compare them to our recent results from a Milky Way sample.

Sana, Hugues

2013-01-01

475

English language usage pattern in China mainland doctors: AME survey-001 initial analysis results  

PubMed Central

Purpose English is the most widely used language in medical community worldwide. Till now there is no study yet on how English language is being used among mainland Chinese doctors. The present survey aimed to address this question. Methods An online cross-sectional survey was carried out during the period of 23 Oct 2014 to 13 November 2014, totaling 22 days. This survey was conducted on the platform provided by DXY (www.dxy.cn), which is the largest medical and paramedical related website in China with registered medical doctor users of slightly more than one million. E-mails were sent to all DXY registered users to invite them to participate the survey which lasts approximately five-minute. The questionnaire included three major aspects: (I) the demographic characteristics of participants; (II) English reading pattern; and (III) paper publishing experience in international journals. To accommodate the complexity of relationships among variables, structural equation modeling (SEM) was employed to build the model. Results In total 1,663 DXY users completed the survey, which counted for ?1% of the total registered medical doctor users. There were more participants from relatively economically developed eastern coast areas. The age of participants was 33.6±7.4 years. There were 910 respondents from teaching hospitals (54.72%), followed by tertiary care hospitals (class-III hospital, 22.37%). Mainland Chinese doctors were more likely to consult medical materials in Chinese (63.5%) when they encounter clinical difficulties. Participants who were able to list English journals of their own specialty up to four were 44.02% for 0, 13.77% for one journal, 13.89% for two journals, 9.26% for three journals, and 19.06% for four journals. Most participants (82.86%) have read at least one English paper or one professional book in English, while 17.14% responded they never read a single English paper or professorial book in English. About 30.42% participants published at least one paper in English journals, and approximately half of them require professional English editing service. Conclusions This limited survey shows Mainland Chinese doctors are more likely to use Chinese medical materials. Overall their familiarity with international English journals is relatively low. Improving English education at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels is recommended.

Zhang, Zhongheng

2015-01-01

476

Surveys  

Cancer.gov

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) The world's largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984. Currently, data are collected monthly in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

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Teacher Tradeoffs: Disentangling Teachers' Preferences for Working Conditions and Student Demographics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the greatest differences in resources across schools in California comes from an inequitable distribution of teachers. This study identifies reasons for this sorting of teachers by surveying 531 teachers in a California elementary school district. The surveys ask the teachers to make choices between various workplace characteristics. With…

Horng, Eileen Lai

2009-01-01

478

Preparation of Teachers and Schools for Safety in Activity Oriented Science Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports 1978/1979 survey results which determined degree of importance Malaysian schools (n=90) and science teachers placed on laboratory safety. Results of 40-item questionnaire (included in an appendix) focusing on laboratory rules, safety precautions, equipment storage, and teacher attitudes, indicate high concern for safety, continuing…

Aun, Koe Chung

1981-01-01

479

Functional anatomy of the cardiovascular system: professional development for PreK-3 teachers using a "train and equip" method results in learning opportunities for students.  

PubMed

Preadolescent students are interested in learning the structure and function of the human body. However, their teachers are not trained in this content. The purpose of this project was to expand a successful outreach effort in the health sciences for grade 7-12 teachers to include PreK-3 teachers. A "Healthy Hearts" workshop was offered to train the teachers in relevant content and also to give them a resource kit of supplies and equipment to facilitate the transference of the training into educational opportunities for their students. The workshop included many role-playing activities and use of all items in the resource kit. A total of 25 workshops were conducted in 14 different community locations with 716 PreK-3 teachers attending from 169 communities representing 59 (79%) of the state's 75 counties. African American (AA) teacher participation was 35%, twice the state AA population rate and 3.5x the AA public school teacher rate. Pre to Posttest scores increased an average of 15%. The results of the evaluation measures regarding the workshop and the transference of the training and use of resource kit items into learning opportunities for students were excellent. Universities have the capability, perhaps the responsibility, to provide the much-needed professional development training to PreK-12 teachers. Anatomists in medical and nonmedical school settings are well positioned to participate in this process and help close the gap between the interest young children have in learning about the human body and the lack of teacher training in this content. PMID:19177393

Burns, E Robert

2008-01-01

480

Chinese Teachers' Work Stress and Their Turnover Intention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey study employed qualitative dominant mixed research to explore the sources of teacher stress in China and the possible reasons for Chinese teachers' turnover intention. The data were collected in Jilin Province of China, and 510 teachers participated in the survey. Quantitatively, 40.4% of the surveyed teachers reported that they…

Liu, Shujie; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.

2012-01-01

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Results from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the first information from the 2002 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. Prior to 2002, the survey was called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). This initial report on the 2002 data…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.

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Public say food regulatory policies to improve health in Western Australia are important: population survey results  

PubMed Central

Objective To investigate the level of support among Western Australian adults for food control policies to improve diet, reduce obesity and protect the environment. Methods Attitudes towards government food control policies on food labelling, food advertising, and the supply of environmentally friendly food data were pooled from two Nutrition Monitoring Survey Series telephone surveys of 2,147 adults aged 18–64 years collected in 2009 and 2012. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted using survey module of STATA 12. Results The majority of adults believe it is important that government regulates food policy options under consideration: nutrition information on food labels (97% versus 2% who think it is not important); health rating on food labels (95% versus 3%); food advertising (83% versus 11%); and the supply of environmentally friendly food (86% versus 9%). Conclusions Community perception is that government control or regulation of food labelling, food advertising and the supply of environmentally friendly food is important. Implications Curbing excess weight gain and related disease burden is a public health priority. Australian governments are considering food regulatory interventions to assist the public to improve their dietary intake. These findings should provide reassurance to government officials considering these regulatory measures. PMID:24090332

Pollard, Christina M; Daly, Alison; Moore, Michael; Binns, Colin W

2013-01-01

483

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey data acquisition system, and early results  

SciTech Connect

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey will systematically map one- quarter of the sky, producing detailed images in five color bands and determining the positions and absolute bright- nesses of more than 100 million celestial objects. It will also measure the redshifts of a million selected galaxies and of 100,000 quasars, yielding a three-dimensional map of the universe through a volume one hundred times larger than that explored to date. The SDSS collaboration is currently in the process of commissioning the 2.5-meter survey tele- scope. We describe the data acquisition system used to record the survey data. This system consists of twelve sin- gle board computers and their associated interfaces to the camera and spectrograph CCD electronics, to tape drives, and to online video displays, distributed among several VME crates. A central UNIX computer connected to the VME crates via a vertical bus adapter coordinates the sys- tem and provides the interface to telescope operations. We briefly discuss results from the observing runs to date and plans for the archiving and distribution of data.

J. Annis, J. Bakken, D. Holmgren, D. Petravick, R. Rechenmacher

1999-06-29

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Model for Correlating Real-Time Survey Results to Contaminant Concentrations - 12183  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund program is developing a new Counts Per Minute (CPM) calculator to correlate real-time survey results, which are often expressed as counts per minute, to contaminant concentrations that are more typically provided in risk assessments or for cleanup levels, usually expressed in pCi/g or pCi/m{sup 2}. Currently there is no EPA guidance for Superfund sites on correlating count per minute field survey readings back to risk, dose, or other ARAR based concentrations. The CPM calculator is a web-based model that estimates a gamma detector response for a given level of contamination. The intent of the CPM calculator is to facilitate more real-time measurements within a Superfund response framework. The draft of the CPM calculator is still undergoing internal EPA review. This will be followed by external peer review. It is expected that the CPM calculator will at least be in peer review by the time of WM2012 and possibly finalized at that time. The CPM calculator should facilitate greater use of real-time measurement at Superfund sites. The CPM calculator may also standardize the process of converting lab data to real time measurements. It will thus lessen the amount of lab sampling that is needed for site characterization and confirmation surveys, but it will not remove the need for sampling. (authors)

Walker, Stuart A. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. 20460 (United States)

2012-07-01

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PROPERTIES OF THE DISTANT KUIPER BELT: RESULTS FROM THE PALOMAR DISTANT SOLAR SYSTEM SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We present the results of a wide-field survey using the 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. This survey was designed to find the most distant members of the Kuiper Belt and beyond. We searched {approx}12,000 deg{sup 2} down to a mean limiting magnitude of 21.3 in R. A total number of 52 Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs have been detected, 25 of which were discovered in this survey. Except for the redetection of Sedna, no additional Sedna-like bodies with perihelia greater than 45 AU were detected despite sensitivity out to distances of 1000 AU. We discuss the implications for a distant Sedna-like population beyond the Kuiper Belt, focusing on the constraints we can place on the embedded stellar cluster environment the early Sun may be have been born in, where the location and distribution of Sedna-like orbits sculpted by multiple stellar encounters is indicative of the birth cluster size. We also report our observed latitude distribution and implications for the size of the plutino population.

Schwamb, Megan E.; Brown, Michael E. [Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Rabinowitz, David L. [Department of Physics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208121, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States); Ragozzine, Darin, E-mail: mschwamb@gps.caltech.ed [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2010-09-10

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The first aeromagnetic survey in the Arctic: results of the Graf Zeppelin airship flight of 1931  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In July of 1931, on the eve of International Polar Year II, an Arctic flight of the Graf Zeppelin rigid airship was organized. This flight was a realization of the idea of F. Nansen, who advocated the use of airships for the scientific exploration of the Arctic territories, which were poorly studied and hardly accessible at that time. The route of the airship flight was Berlin - Leningrad - Arkhangelsk - Franz Josef Land - Severnaya Zemlya - the Taimyr Peninsula - Novaya Zemlya - Arkhangelsk - Berlin. One of scientific goals of the expedition was to measure the H and D geomagnetic field components. Actually, the first aeromagnetic survey was carried out in the Arctic during the flight. After the expedition, only preliminary results of the geomagnetic measurements, in which an anomalous behavior of magnetic declination in the high-latitude part of the route was noted, were published. Our paper is concerned with the first aeromagnetic measurements in the Arctic and their analysis based on archival and modern data on the magnetic field in the Barents and Kara sea regions. It is shown that the magnetic field along the flight route had a complicated structure, which was not reflected in the magnetic charts of those times. The flight was very important for future development of aero- and ground-based magnetic surveys in the Arctic, showing new methods in such surveys.

Raspopov, O. M.; Sokolov, S. N.; Demina, I. M.; Pellinen, R.; Petrova, A. A.

2013-03-01

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The Canadian survey of health, lifestyle and ageing with multiple sclerosis: methodology and initial results  

PubMed Central

Objective People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are living longer so strategies to enhance long-term health are garnering more interest. We aimed to create a profile of ageing with MS in Canada by recruiting 1250 (5% of the Canadian population above 55?years with MS) participants and focusing data collection on health and lifestyle factors, disability, participation and quality of life to determine factors associated with healthy ageing. Design National multicentre postal survey. Setting Recruitment from Canadian MS clinics, MS Society of Canada chapters and newspaper advertisements. Participants People aged 55?years or older with MS symptoms more than 20?years. Outcome measures Validated outcome measures and custom-designed questions examining MS disease characteristics, living situation, disability, comorbid conditions, fatigue, health behaviours, mental health, social support, impact of MS and others. Results Of the 921 surveys, 743 were returned (80.7% response rate). Participants (mean age 64.6±6.2?years) reported living with MS symptoms for an average of 32.9±9.5?years and 28.6% were either wheelchair users or bedridden. There was only 5.4% missing data and 709 respondents provided optional qualitative information. According to data derived from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey of Canadians above 55?years of age, older people with MS from this survey sample are about eight times less likely to be employed full-time. Older people with MS were less likely to engage in regular physical activity (26.7%) compared with typical older Canadians (45.2%). However, they were more likely to abstain from alcohol and smoking. Conclusions Despite barriers to participation, we were able to recruit and gather detailed responses (with good data quality) from a large proportion of older Canadians with MS. The data suggest that this sample of older people with MS is less likely to be employed, are less active and more disabled than other older Canadians. PMID:25011993

Ploughman, Michelle; Beaulieu, Serge; Harris, Chelsea; Hogan, Stephen; Manning, Olivia J; Alderdice, Penelope W; Fisk, John D; Sadovnick, A Dessa; O'Connor, Paul; Morrow, Sarah A; Metz, Luanne M; Smyth, Penelope; Mayo, Nancy; Marrie, Ruth Ann; Knox, Katherine B; Stefanelli, Mark; Godwin, Marshall

2014-01-01

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Indications and organisational methods for autologous blood transfusion procedures in Italy: results of a national survey  

PubMed Central

Introduction Pre-operative donation of autologous blood is a practice that is now being abandoned. Alternative methods of transfusing autologous blood, other than predeposited blood, do however play a role in limiting the need for transfusion of allogeneic blood. This survey of autologous blood transfusion practices, promoted by the Italian Society of Transfusion Medicine and Immunohaematology more than 2 years after the publication of national recommendations on the subject, was intended to acquire information on the indications for predeposit in Italy and on some organisational aspects of the alternative techniques of autotransfusion. Materials and methods A structured questionnaire consisting of 22 questions on the indications and organisational methods of autologous blood transfusion was made available on a web platform from 15 January to 15 March, 2013. The 232 Transfusion Services in Italy were invited by e-mail to complete the online survey. Results Of the 232 transfusion structures contacted, 160 (69%) responded to the survey, with the response rate decreasing from the North towards the South and the Islands. The use of predeposit has decreased considerably in Italy and about 50% of the units collected are discarded because of lack of use. Alternative techniques (acute isovolaemic haemodilution and peri-operative blood salvage) are used at different frequencies across the country. Discussion The data collected in this survey can be considered representative of national practice; they show that the already very limited indications for predeposit autologous blood transfusion must be adhered to even more scrupulously, also to avoid the notable waste of resources due to unused units. Users of alternative autotransfusion techniques must be involved in order to gain a full picture of the degree of use of such techniques; multidisciplinary agreement on the indications for their use is essential in order for these indications to have an effective role in “patient blood management” programmes. PMID:25350961

Catalano, Liviana; Campolongo, Alessandra; Caponera, Maurizio; Berzuini, Alessandra; Bontadini, Andrea; Furlò, Giuseppe; Pasqualetti, Patrizio; Liumbruno, Giancarlo M.

2014-01-01

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The Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey: II. Results of Precursor Observations  

E-print Network

In preparation for the full Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA extragalactic HI survey, precursor observations were carried out in Aug--Sep 2004 with the 7-beam Arecibo L-band feed array (ALFA) receiver system and the WAPP spectral processors. While these observations were geared mainly at testing and debugging survey strategy, hardware and software, approximately 36 hours of telescope time yielded science--quality data. From those observations, an initial list of 730 tentative detections of varying degree of reliability was extracted. Ninety--eight high signal-to-noise candidates were deemed to be bona fide HI line detections. To test our ability to discriminate cosmic signals from RFI and noise, 165 candidates ranging in reliability likelihood were re--observed with the single beam L--band wide system at Arecibo in Jan--Feb 2005. Of those, 41% were confirmed as real. We present the results of both the ALFA and single beam observations for the sample of 166 confirmed HI sources, as well as our assessment of their optical counterparts. Of the 166 sources, 62 coincide with previously known HI sources, while optical redshifts were available for an additional 18 galaxies; thus, 52% of the redshifts reported here were previously unknown. Of the 166 HI detections, 115 are identified with previously cataloged galaxies, of either known or unknown redshift, leaving 51 objects identified for the first time. Because of the higher sensitivity of the Arecibo system, fewer than 10% of the 166 HI sources would have been detected by a HIPASS--like survey of the same region. Three of the objects have HI masses less than 10^7 solar masses. The full ALFALFA survey which commenced in February 2005 should detect more than 100 times as many objects of similarly low HI mass over the next 5 years.

Riccardo Giovanelli; Martha P. Haynes; Brian R. Kent; Philip Perillat; Barbara Catinella; G. Lyle Hoffman; Emmanuel Momjian; Jessica L. Rosenberg; Amelie Saintonge; Kristine Spekkens; Sabrina Stierwalt; Noah Brosch; Karen L. Masters; Christopher M. Springob; Igor D. Karachentsev; Valentina E. Karachentseva; Rebecca A. Koopmann; Erik Muller; Wim van Driel; Liese van Zee

2005-08-12

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Understanding Supply and Demand Among Mathematics and Science Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Concern over school staffing problems has given impetus to empirical research on teacher shortages and turnover. As a result, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Education, designed the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and its supplement, the Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), in the late 1980s. Over the past decade and a half, the author has been undertaking research using SASS and TFS to study a number of issues concerned with teacher supply, demand, and quality. In this chapter, he briefly summarizes what the data tell us about the realities of school staffing problems and teacher shortages, especially for mathematics and science teachers.

Ingersoll, Richard M.

2006-01-01

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A Survey of Israeli Physics Students' Conceptions of Energy in Pre-Service Training for High School Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Analyzes conceptions of energy of physics students' in a pre-service teacher training program. Findings indicate that the students are considerably anthropocentric in their associations, their choice of pictures, and their alternative conceptions and hold a number of different, alternative conceptions when describing physical situations. Contains 27 references.

Trumper, Ricardo

2006-12-07

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A Survey of Vocational Administrators and Teachers in Career and Technical Education Centers regarding Their Perception of Vocational Program Improvements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this statewide study is to assess the perceived improvements made to programs that are offered at Career and Technical Education Centers from the perspective of vocational administrators and teachers following the Bureau of Career and Technical Education conduction of an Approved Program Evaluation. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Career…

Hummel, Richard Lynn, Jr.

2012-01-01

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The Use of English Textbooks for Teaching English to "Vocational" Students in Singapore Secondary Schools: A Survey of Teachers' Beliefs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores teachers' beliefs in the use of English textbooks for teaching English in the upper secondary Normal Technical (NT) stream in Singapore. The NT stream in Singapore is a form of "vocational" pathway; pupils streamed into the NT classes are considered to be academically "weakest" amongst all three streams in the secondary level.…

Lee, Rachel N. F.; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie

2007-01-01

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A Classification of Attitudes and Beliefs towards Mathematics for Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers and Elementary Pre-Service Teachers: An Exploratory Study Using Latent Class Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes a series of latent class analyses used to classify pre-service teachers based on their responses to questions on a survey regarding their attitudes and beliefs about mathematics. Results identified the pre-service teachers with the most positive attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics. Belief measures regarding confidence,…

Kalder, Robin S.; Lesik, Sally A.

2011-01-01

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FINAL REPORT FOR INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATORY SURVEY SUMMARY AND RESULTS FOR THE HEMATITE DECOMMISSIONING PROJECT, FESTUS, MISSOURI  

SciTech Connect

ORAU conducted confirmatory surveys of the Hematite site during the period of June 12 through June 13, 2012. The survey activities included in-process inspections, document review, walkover surveys, sampling activities, and laboratory analysis of split samples. WEC was forthcoming with information relating to practices, procedures, and surface scan results. Scans performed by the WEC technician were extremely thorough and methodical. The WEC and ORAU technicians identified the same areas of elevated activity with comparable detector responses. WEC sampling of re-use soils, waste soils, sediments, and groundwater were conducted under ORAU observation. The sampling efforts observed by ORAU were performed in accordance with site-specific procedures and in a manner sufficient to provide quality supporting data. Three observations were made during groundwater sampling activities. First, the water level indicator was re-used without submitting rinse blank. Second, bubbles created during tubing extraction could indicate the presence of volatilized organic compounds. Third, samplers did not use a photo ionization detector prior to sample collection to indicate the presence of volatile organic vapors. Results of split samples indicated a high level of comparability between the WEC and ORAU/ORISE radiological laboratories. Analytical practices and procedures appear to be sufficient in providing quality radiochemical data. All concentrations from the Soil Re-Use Area and sediment samples are below Uniform radionuclide-specific derived concentration guideline level (DCGL{sub W}) limits; thus, comparisons to the less conservative stratified geometry were not required. Results were compared to individual DCGLs and using the sum of fractions approach. Both composite soil samples collected from the Waste Handling Area (Bins 1 and 4) were well below the prescribed USEI waste acceptance criteria.

Bailey, Erika N.; Lee, Jason D.

2012-09-21

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Teachers' Perceived Efficacy among English as a Foreign Language Teachers in Middle Schools in Venezuela  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' sense of efficacy has been shown to influence teachers' actions and student outcomes. This study explored self-efficacy beliefs among English as a Foreign Language teachers in selected schools in Venezuela. Data were collected through a survey administered to 100 teachers. The Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk…

Chacon, C.T.

2005-01-01

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Teachers’ perceived efficacy among English as a foreign language teachers in middle schools in Venezuela  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers’ sense of efficacy has been shown to influence teachers’ actions and student outcomes. This study explored self-efficacy beliefs among English as a Foreign Language teachers in selected schools in Venezuela. Data were collected through a survey administered to 100 teachers. The Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale (Tschannen-Moran & Woolfolk Hoy, 2001) was used to assess efficacy for management, engagement,

Carmen Teresa Chacón

2005-01-01

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Landscape Preferences in the Arid Southwest: Comparative ResultsLandscape Preferences in the Arid Southwest: Comparative Results from the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Villagefrom the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Village Kelli  

E-print Network

Southwest: Comparative Results from the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Villagefrom the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Village Kelli Larson, Rosanne Servis, Scott Yabiku, Sharon Harlan Desert Courtyard Type of Landscape Numberof Homeowners PASS: Homeowners' Preferences for Front Yards 0 20

Hall, Sharon J.

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A deep survey for Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars. I - Motivation, search technique, and first results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results are presented from a survey of large areas of the southern Milky Way for Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars to 17-18th magnitude, carried out using direct narrowband and broadband Schmidt plates. Thirteen new WR stars were detected in an about 40-deg-sq region in Carina, where 24 WR stars were already known; the new stars were found to be significantly redder, fainter, and farther away than the known stars. Of the new WR stars, 11 are of subtype WN, and two are WC, compared to the 17 WN and seven WC stars among the previously known WR stars in the same area.

Shara, Michael M.; Smith, Lindsey F.; Potter, Michael; Moffat, Anthony F. J.

1991-01-01

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Epidemiology of Major Depressive Disorder: Results From the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcoholism and Related Conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective:To present nationally representative data on 12-month and lifetime prevalence, correlates, and co- morbidity of DSM-IV major depressive disorder (MDD) among adults in the United States. Design\\/Setting\\/Participants:Face-to-face survey of more than 43000 adults aged 18 years and older resid- inginhouseholdsandgroupquartersintheUnitedStates. Main Outcome Measures: Prevalence and associa- tionsofMDDwithsociodemographiccorrelatesandAxis I and II disorders. Results:Theprevalenceof12-monthandlifetimeDSM-IV MDD was 5.28% (95% confidence interval, 4.98-5.57) and

Deborah S. Hasin; Renee D. Goodwin; Frederick S. Stinson; Bridget F. Grant

2005-01-01