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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-02-24

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Violence Directed against Teachers: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Teacher Learning, Informal and Formal: Results of a Canadian Teachers' Federation Survey. NALL Working Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, as part of a larger national study examining informal learning practices across the general population, Canadian elementary and secondary teachers were surveyed regarding their practices and attitudes related to their own ongoing learning. The 753 respondents described any informal learning experiences in the past year within their…

Smaller, Harry; Clark, Rosemary; Hart, Doug; Livingstone, David; Noormohamed, Zahra

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nathanson, Steven; Pruslow, John; Levitt, Roberta

2008-01-01

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Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Teacher Follow-Up Survey. First Look. NCES 2014-077  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the Current Teacher and Former Teacher Data Files of the 2012-13 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS). TFS is a nationally representative sample survey of public and private school K-12 teachers who participated in the previous year's Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). First fielded in school year…

Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla; Riddles, Minsun

2014-01-01

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1982-83 Results of the NSTA Survey of the Needs of Elementary Teachers regarding the Teaching of Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted to determine the needs of elementary teachers with respect to the teaching of science. Areas addressed in the survey included: biological, physical, and earth science topics taught at various grade levels; criteria used to select sequencing and content of the science curriculum; most common methods of instruction used in the…

Teters, Peggy; Gabel, Dorothy

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wells, John

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stokes, Laura; St. John, Mark

2008-01-01

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Teacher survey results Demographics  

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) Science ­ biology 13% (146) Science ­ chemistry 7% (76) Science ­ physics 6% (68) Science ­ general 4% (43 asked how much they know about neuroscience, 60 per cent stated just a little, 22 per cent a fair amount neuroscience (the science of how the brain works)? (1149 respondents) Percentage of all responses (n) A great

Rambaut, Andrew

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Examiner's Manual. School Climate Survey: Student Satisfaction Survey, Teacher Satisfaction Survey, Parent Satisfaction Survey: Form A. Sampler Kit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines for examiners administering the School Climate Survey (SCS), the Teacher Satisfaction Survey (TSS), the Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS), and the Parent Satisfaction Survey (PSS) of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are provided. These four surveys are the initial result of research/development efforts by…

Halderson, Cynthia; And Others

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High School Physics Textbooks, Resources and Teacher Resourcefulness: Results from the 2012-13 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Focus On  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What textbooks are physics teachers using? How highly do they rate those textbooks? What other types of materials do teachers use? The textbooks and other resources used by high school physics teachers in the US have evolved along with the changing demands of physics classes and the evolving set of options available to teachers. In this report,…

Tesfaye, Casey Langer; White, Susan

2014-01-01

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Teachers and Marine Education: A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Milkent, Marlene M.; And Others

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HPC Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report describes the results of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Survey as of May 18, 2009. The survey was available online. Members of the HPC University initiative disseminated the information to researchers, developers, educators and students among a variety of disciplines in mid-April of 2009 by sending it to a number of mailing lists, electronic newsletters, and bulletin boards.

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey: A Measure of Teacher Stress and Job Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered Quality of Teacher Work Life Survey, Maslach Burnout Inventory, and Educational Values Scales to 227 teachers. Results identified 10 factors contributing to teacher satisfaction and stress. The 10 factors accounted for 66.3 percent of the total item variance. (NB)

Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

1989-01-01

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Good Clinical Teachers Likely to be Specialist Role Models: Results from a Multicenter Cross-Sectional Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

ContextMedical educational reform includes enhancing role modelling of clinical teachers. This requires faculty being aware of their role model status and performance. We developed the System for Evaluation of Teaching Qualities (SETQ) to generate individualized feedback on previously defined teaching qualities and role model status for faculty in (non) academic hospitals.Objectives(i) To examine whether teaching qualities of faculty were associated

Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts; Maas Jan Heineman; Onyebuchi A. Arah; Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

2010-01-01

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Parent Surveys for Teacher Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent or guardian perceptions play a specialized role in the evaluation of school teachers. Parents are important stakeholders\\u000a in teacher success, they are in some instances partners in the teachers' work, parents have unique personal information about\\u000a student learning, and they can report on the teacher duties to inform parents about the classroom and child progress. This\\u000a study analyzed the

Kenneth D. Peterson; Christine Wahlquist; Julie Esparza Brown; Swapna Mukhopadhyay

2003-01-01

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High School Physics Courses & Enrollments: Results from the 2012-13 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Focus On  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines enrollments in high school physics during the 2012-13 school year. Based on data from the most recent survey (which includes both public and private high schools in the U.S.), it is estimated that 39% of the class of 2013 took high school physics before graduating. During the 2012-13 school year, 1.38 million students were…

White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer

2014-01-01

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Teacher Training Matters: The Results of a Multistate Survey of Secondary Special Educators regarding Transition from School to Adulthood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined critical features of secondary special educator's experiences with transition professional development to predict variables most likely to influence performance of transition planning and services. Results included the extent to which secondary special educators are prepared to perform transition practices, the relationship…

Morningstar, Mary E.; Benitez, Debra T.

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Teacher Recertification: A Survey of the States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By 1985, this article reports, up to 40 states will require some form of teacher recertification. Based on a survey of state education departments and colleges of education, data are presented on recertification, and provisions for district-planned preparation, in the 50 states. (MCG)

Hanes, Madlyn Levine; Rowls, Michael D.

1984-01-01

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The Chartered Teacher scheme in Scotland: a survey of the views of teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based upon an online survey of 1182 teachers in 20 local authorities across Scotland. The aim of the survey was to ascertain the views of teachers on the Chartered Teacher scheme, which was introduced in Scotland in 2002. The questions asked teachers’ views on the structure of the scheme, its success to date and what changes they

Joseph McGeer

2009-01-01

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Characteristics of Public, Private, and Bureau of Indian Education Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States: Results From the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2009-324  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the school teacher data files of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The public school…

Coopersmith, Jared

2009-01-01

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A Survey of Teachers' Opinions Regarding Open-Areas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey audits both current and former open plan school teachers, most of whom support the use of this concept for the majority of pupils. There are some reservations, and changes in teacher training, facilities, and procedures are recommended. (DLG)

Pritchard, D. L.; Moodie, A. G.

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Survey Results Give us feedback  

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.edu/course_report/index/2/14874?survey... 1 of 7 1/12/09 2:15 PM #12;6. I see myself as a motivated student in this course explained at a level students can comprehend. 4 8 8 31 4 0 3.42 4 1.07 27. The instructor motivated meCrsEval Survey Results CSCE101 Give us feedback Course Evaluation System Individual Course Report

Farritor, Shane

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Social and Emotional Learning in Classrooms: A Survey of Teachers’ Knowledge, Perceptions, and Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey study was conducted to examine teachers’ knowledge, perceptions, and practices regarding social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom. Teachers from two states (N = 263) provided a range of responses regarding how to promote SEL in their classrooms, increase the effectiveness of SEL, and reduce barriers to implementation. Results indicated that many teachers believe that SEL is

Rohanna Buchanan; Barbara A. Gueldner; Oanh K. Tran; Kenneth W. Merrell

2009-01-01

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Mass Media Instruction in High School Social Science Classes: A Survey of Southern California Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated high school social science teachers' opinions on including media studies in the curriculum. A 53-question survey instrument was constructed and sent to 302 southern California social science teachers, of whom 159 responded, for a return rate of about 53%. Results indicated that all of the teachers thought it was important to…

Wulfemeyer, K. Tim; And Others

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Internet Safety in Southern Ontario Schools: A Survey of the Perceptions of Preservice Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a survey conducted with preservice teachers about their perceptions of Internet safety in schools in southern Ontario. Specifically, did the student teachers believe their students were engaging in risky behavior, and what steps were schools taking to keep them safe? The survey found results consistent with other reports.…

Barnett, John

2005-01-01

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Results Report Employee Engagement Survey  

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Results Report Employee Engagement Survey October 2011 Report for: Colorado School of Mines (033 and Financing, Higher Education, Human Services, Labor and Employment, Local Affairs, Military and Veterans Technology, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Office of State Planning and Budgeting

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Long Trace Profiler survey results  

SciTech Connect

Today the Long Trace Profiler (LTP) is widely accepted as a viable way to measure X-ray mirrors, and at some institutions is the only instrument available for measuring long, high-curvature aspheres. Although some questions of absolute accuracy over the entire LTP measurement range remain unanswered, a comparison of LTPs can still be made to assess measurement variation. Recently a round robin survey of some LTPs within the United States has been made using a single set of mirrors. These mirrors were used to characterize the performance of an LTP over its advertised range of operation. The results of this survey are presented here.

Irick, Steve.

1999-07-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shaw, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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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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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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MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: The Homework Experience. A Survey of Students, Teachers and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the twenty-fourth in a series of surveys sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 as a public service. This "MetLife Survey" examines the perspectives and experiences of teachers, students and parents regarding the purposes, quantity, quality, and value of homework. The Survey also includes an online strategy session with public…

MetLife, Inc., 2007

2007-01-01

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Teacher Survey on Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools. E.D. Tabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents statistics on teachers' perspectives of issues related to safety, discipline, and drug use prevention in public elementary and secondary schools, resulting from a national survey of public school teachers (N=1,350) who responded to questions concerning the extent of discipline problems within schools and the nature and…

Mansfield, Wendy; And Others

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Teachers' Opinion Survey on the Use of ICT Tools to Support Attendance-Based Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present paper reports on the results obtained from a teachers' opinion survey on the use of ICT tools to support of attendance-based teaching. In order to carry out this study, it was necessary to design a questionnaire to collect data among all in-service teachers with access to the university virtual campus. The findings show that…

Castro Sanchez, Jose Juan; Aleman, Elena Chirino

2011-01-01

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Highlights of the NYSUT Telephone Survey of Elementary Teachers on Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) conducted a statewide telephone survey of 531 randomly selected kindergarten through fourth-grade public school teachers to obtain information on how schools prevent and address reading problems. Results indicated that (1) 95% of respondents said remediation should begin at grade 1 or earlier, but less than…

New York State United Teachers.

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A Survey of Attitudinal Changes of Student Teachers in Fine Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey to determine the attitudes of student teachers toward 20 educational concepts before and after their student teaching experience are reported. The concepts were divided into three subgroups: attitudes toward interpersonal behaviors, techniques and methods, and classroom structure. Ten student teachers in fine arts as well as…

Seiferth, Berniece B.; Samuel, Marie

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Reported Voice Difficulties in Student Teachers: A Questionnaire Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The Experience of New Teachers: Results from TALIS 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiener, Ross; Lundy, Kasia

2014-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

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Office Workers Stress Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, Durham.

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

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Perceptions of Girls and ADHD: Results From a National Survey  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this survey is to explore perceived gender differences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods Online Harris Interactive interviews were conducted with 1797 adults (general public), 541 parents of children with ADHD, 550 teachers, and 346 children aged 12 to 17 years with ADHD. Responses were examined to determine perceptions of ADHD. Results Most of the general public (58%) and teachers (82%) think ADHD is more prevalent in boys. The general public and teachers think boys with ADHD are more likely than girls to have behavioral problems (public: 52% vs 26%; teachers: 36% vs 18%, respectively), while girls with ADHD are thought to have less noticeable problems than boys, such as being inattentive (public: 19% vs 11%; teachers: 29% vs 10%, respectively) or feeling depressed (public: 16% vs 1%; teachers: 12% vs 0.0%, respectively). Four out of 10 teachers report more difficulty in recognizing ADHD symptoms in girls. An overwhelming majority of teachers (85%) and more than half of the public (57%) and parents (54%) think girls with ADHD are more likely to remain undiagnosed. ADHD was reported to have a negative effect on self-esteem, more so in girls. Girls who were taking medication for their ADHD were nearly 3 times more likely to report antidepressant treatment prior to their ADHD diagnosis. Girls were more likely to feel it was “very difficult” to focus on schoolwork and get along with parents. Conclusions Survey responses suggest that gender has important implications in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Responses by ADHD patients demonstrate gender-specific differences in the personal experience of the condition. Future prospective clinical trials are warranted to clarify the unique needs and characteristics of girls with ADHD. PMID:15266229

Quinn, Patricia; Wigal, Sharon

2004-01-01

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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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COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Applied Science &  

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satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering April 2, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

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COACHE Survey Results University of Toronto -Scarborough  

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satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results University of Toronto - Scarborough May 9, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

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Early Childhood Teacher Research: From Questions to Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Castle, Kathryn

2011-01-01

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COACHE Survey Results Department of Earth Sciences,  

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perceptions on career satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impactCOACHE Survey Results Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science March 7, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education � Online survey to assess faculty

Toronto, University of

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COACHE Survey Results Department of Anthropology,  

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perceptions on career satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impactCOACHE Survey Results Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts & Science April 4, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education � Online survey to assess faculty

Toronto, University of

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COACHE Survey Results UTFA Council Presentation  

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their experiences compare to those of faculty at peer institutions? Do their experiences differ by rank and genderCOACHE Survey Results UTFA Council Presentation February 25, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey institutions Online survey to assess how faculty at different career stages experience academic work life #12

Toronto, University of

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COACHE Survey Results Department of Mechanical and  

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perceptions on career satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impactCOACHE Survey Results Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering April 29, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education � Online survey to assess faculty

Toronto, University of

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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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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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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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Report on a survey of Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf  

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Report on a survey of Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf of `High' & `Very High Needs' Deaf Students in Mainstream Schools Rachel McKee and Eileen Smith Deaf Studies Research Unit Research Report No. 2 School.................................................................................................10 4.5 OTHERS' AWARENESS/ ACCEPTANCE OF DEAF PEOPLE

Frean, Marcus

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

2013-01-01

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COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Art & Science  

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� Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Faculty of Art & Science March 19, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative/Studio Space #12;Next Steps #12;Resources for Chairs COACHE results with: � Questions for Discussion

Toronto, University of

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COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Medicine  

E-print Network

� Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Faculty of Medicine March 19, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative Computing and IT support Lab/Studio Space #12;Next Steps #12;Resources for Chairs COACHE results with

Toronto, University of

64

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

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Special Report--A Profile of NABT: Results of the 1982 National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports results of a survey of National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) members (N=509 representing a 51 percent return rate). Personal, educational, employment, and professional factors affecting members' role/status as professional biology educators are considered. (JN)

Douglass, Claudia; Kahle, Jane Butler

1983-01-01

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COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Dentistry  

E-print Network

� Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Faculty of Dentistry March 26, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey � Collaborative;Dentistry: 10% Dentistry: 63.6% #12;70% 60% 63.6% 60% #12;Next Steps #12;Resources for Chairs COACHE

Toronto, University of

67

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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The impact of federal policy on teachers' use of science manipulatives: A survey of teacher philosophy and practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, educators in public K-12 schools have added testing of science knowledge to the measures of Adequate Yearly Progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. Research of the impact of NCLB policy on general teaching practices had credited the policy with improving instruction; however, negative impacts noted included the concern that teachers "teach to the test," narrowing the curriculum. Testing as an assessment strategy was not advocated by the professional educators and scientists responsible for the National Science Education Standards (NSES). Results from previous studies pointed to a potential conflict between the NCLB reforms and the National Science Education Standards science standards, in which teachers might reduce or eliminate hands-on activities and other constructivist practices in order to focus class time on other topics and tasks. Most research on NCLB policy, however, had not evaluated instructional practices regarding science education. This study examined the relationship among teacher beliefs, specifically the strength of their constructivist versus traditional beliefs, teachers' responses to NCLB policy, and teachers' use of constructivist practices in the form of manipulatives. This study showed that national policy did have an impact on teachers; however, that impact was not specific to the hands-on practices in science education. Teachers who responded to this survey had found many benefits in student learning using manipulatives and those positive impacts on their students justified the increased use of manipulatives in the classroom. The strength of teachers' constructivist beliefs showed a weak positive correlation to choices related to curriculum priorities, learning goals and advantages in using manipulatives. However, a relationship to beliefs was not found in the changes teachers made to various instructional practices, or in how they viewed certain manipulative materials, or in how they viewed federal policies. The impact of the federal policies was related more to school climate and teacher motivation than instructional choices. Most teachers reported positive impacts on student learning using manipulatives and these results, more than the pressure they felt to "cover the curriculum" or prepare students for standardized tests, provided reasons to continue using the practice.

Helgoe, Catherine A.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

2012-01-01

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The 2001 QUEST Survey Results. Annual Staff Survey. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the results of the 2001 employee survey (Quality Evaluation of Service Trends) for all Howard Community College Employees. The response rate was 63%. Ratings for various topics and services were made on a five-point scale ranging from poor to excellent. Employees were also given an "unfamiliar with" category, which did not count…

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

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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

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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

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Teachers and Aquatic Education--A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minnesota Sea Grant Education Sub-program provided funds to the University of Minnesota in 1980 to develop aquatic education materials (dealing with freshwater systems) for grades 5-9. The project resulted in the development and classroom testing of 13 instructional modules. A second grant (1982) funded workshops to introduce Minnesota…

Rakow, Steven J.

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Improving mail survey results with on-site survey data  

SciTech Connect

California electric utilities often conduct large mail surveys to collect information on end uses and user characteristics of their customers. The reliability of self-reported data from these surveys has, however, rarely been examined. This paper examines results from recent mail surveys that have been followed-up with smaller, on-site validation studies. Although preliminary in nature, the results indicate that for both the residential and commercial building sectors, self-reported main space heating and cooling systems and fuel types, and square footage may be misreported. Residential conservation measures may also be misreported. Given self-reporting inaccuracies, this paper proposes econometric techniques to combine on-site audit information and mail survey information to obtain consistent and efficient estimates of the population means of the variables of interest. This paper is outlined as follows. Initially, descriptive statistics comparing mail and on-site responses will be reported. Next, theoretical models outlining the methods to associated mail and on-site data are illustrated. Following the discussion of theory, empirical results from estimating the theoretical models are presented.

Kandel, A.; Lang, J. [California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA (United States); McNally, M. [NEOS Corp., Sacramento, CA (United States)

1995-05-01

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

PubMed Central

Background The study investigates whether established in-patient therapy for teachers with burnout results in long-acting success and whether gender gaps and differences between teachers of different school levels exist. According to our knowledge, our study is the most extensive inpatient intervention study on the burnout of a defined occupational group, i.e., teachers. Methods 200 teachers participated, 150 took part in a later performed katamnestic survey. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used and work-related data were recorded. The days of incapacity for work and the percentage of teachers endangered by burnout decreased, which supports the long-term success of the treatment. Results Significant differences between males and females and between teacher levels were found. However, the differences between teacher levels only showed up before treatment. Because males only underwent treatment at a more severe stage, further efforts in persuading males to start therapy earlier are needed. Conclusions The proven and long-term success of the performed intervention could have greater effects if people, especially males, undergo treatment more frequently. Our results are based on selectively high proposition of teachers of advanced age. Thus it is possible that the long term effect of the intervention, particularly on retirement age, is greater when the intervention is started earlier. Regular burnout tests could help to identify risk cases among teachers at an early stage and to offer a therapeutic intervention. PMID:22192422

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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A Survey of Professional Training and Certification of Rural Administrators and Rural Teachers in New Mexico.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers and administrators in rural New Mexico schools and preservice teachers at New Mexico State University were surveyed to determine components that could be included in teacher education programs to augment prospective rural teachers' skills and to ease problems of recruitment/retention of certified personnel in rural schools. Questionnaires…

Tingley, Wayne

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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

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Dalhousie University 2011 Workplace Survey Overall Results  

E-print Network

% Dalhousie makes efforts to create a diverse workplace 66% Complaints of discrimination/harassment handledDalhousie University 2011 Workplace Survey Overall Results Question Dal Overall (n=1723) I am proud 80% Important to have a "Green" workplace 79% Supervisor/Chair treats me fairly 78% Trusted to make

Brownstone, Rob

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Pinnacles and Pitfalls: Researcher Experiences from a Web-Based Survey of Secondary Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the experience of conducting a web-based survey with secondary teachers in Queensland schools. The survey was designed to collect data concerning teachers' attitudes and understanding about students with learning difficulties in their classes. Rather than discuss survey findings, however, the present article focuses on…

Watson, Julie; Anderson, Neil

2005-01-01

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Results from the REFLEX Cluster Survey  

E-print Network

Based on the ROSAT All-Sky Survey we have conducted a large redshift survey as an ESO key programme to identify and secure redshifts for the X-ray brightest clusters found in the southern hemisphere. We present first results for a highly controlled sample for a flux limit of 3 10-12 erg/s/cm+2 comprising 475 clusters (87% with redshifts). The logN-logS function of the sample shows an almost perfect Euclidian slope and a preliminary X-ray luminosity function is presented.

H. Böhringer; L. Guzzo; C. A. Collins; D. M. Neumann; S. Schindler; P. Schuecker; R. Cruddace; G. Chincarini; S. De Grandi; A. C. Edge; H. T. MacGillivray; P. Shaver; G. Vettolani; W. Voges

1998-09-29

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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

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National Survey of Education of the Education of Teachers. Bulletin, 1933, No. 10. Volume II: Teacher Personnel in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Seventy-first Congress authorized a survey of the education of teachers on a nationwide scope which has been conducted during the last 3 years. According to the Authorization Act, the National Survey of the Education of Teachers was to study "the qualifications of teachers in the public schools, the supply of available teachers, the facilities…

Evenden, Edward S.; Gamble, Guy C.; Blue, Harold G.

1935-01-01

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Results from an extensive Einstein stellar survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The preliminary results of the Einstein Observatory stellar X-ray survey are presented. To date, 143 soft X-ray sources have been identified with stellar counterparts, leaving no doubt that stars in general constitute a pervasive class of low-luminosity galactic X-ray sources. Stars along the entire main sequence, of all luminosity classes, pre-main sequence stars as well as very evolved stars have

G. S. Vaiana; J. P. Cassinelli; G. Fabbiano; R. Giacconi; L. Golub; P. Gorenstein; B. M. Haisch; F. R. Harnden Jr.; H. M. Johnson; J. L. Linsky; C. W. Maxson; R. Mewe; R. Rosner; F. Seward; K. Topka; C. Zwaan

1981-01-01

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A Rasch Analysis of Three Measures of Teacher Perception Generated from the School and Staffing Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Educational Statistics' 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey data are used extensively by researchers conducting secondary analysis on a variety of issues including teacher quality, teacher preparation, and the use of technology in the classroom. Researchers frequently combine the data from several related survey questions…

Wolfe, Edward W.; Ray, Lisa M.; Harris, Debbi C.

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2010

2010-01-01

87

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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THE RESTRICTED REALITY OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP: A SOUTH AFRICAN SURVEY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Located within international traditions of distributed leadership theory and global trends on teacher leadership, this paper explores, in a local context, how teachers perceive teacher leadership and determines the extent to which teachers are involved in leadership roles across a range of schools of diverse cultures and contexts. Replicating a local study, the quantitative data on which this paper is

Callie Grant; Karen Gardner; Farhana Kajee; Ronnie Moodley; Sharila Somaroo

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42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488.312...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care...

2011-10-01

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42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488.312...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care...

2010-10-01

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What Drives Alignment between Teachers' Survey Self-Reports and Classroom Observations of Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on whether teachers can give accurate self-reports in surveys about their mathematics instruction is fairly mixed. Some of that research indicates that teachers can provide some general approximation of their mathematics instruction in survey self-reports, while other studies find very little correlation between teachers' survey responses…

Kaufman, Julia; Junker, Brian

2011-01-01

92

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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Results of 1984 Architectural Coatings Sales Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1985 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted a survey of architectural coatings sold in California in 1984. The survey asked for the 1984 sales in gallons, the organic solvent content in grams per liter, volume percent and weight percent sol...

J. F. Nyarady

1986-01-01

94

Greek Alcohol Survey: Results and Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alcohol use among 458 members of Greek fraternities and sororities at the University of North Dakota was surveyed. The survey instrument, which was an adaptation of a questionnaire developed by Michael A. Looney, was directed to frequency of use, amounts consumed, type of beverage, attitudes, and demographic information. It was found that…

Jensen, Wesley; And Others

95

Teacher Evaluation and the Career Ladder.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys of Texas classroom teachers' attitudes were made in 1984, 1985, and 1986. Teachers' perceptions of competency testing, career ladders, teacher morale, teacher persistence, public support, and student achievement were requested. Results are presented. (MT)

Capps, Emerson; And Others

1987-01-01

96

Comparing teachers’ assessments and national test results – evidence from Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares results on national tests with teachers’ assessment of student performance, by using Swedish data of grade 9 students (16 years old). I examine whether there are systematic differences correlated with gender and ethnic background. That is, if the relationship between school leaving certificates and national test results differs between girls and boys or between natives and non-natives.

Erica Lindahl

2007-01-01

97

Results of the 1970 Microwave Oven Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey of microwave ovens was conducted to identify those makes and models which leak excessively a nd to have the manufacturers of those ovens exhibiting excessive leakage initiate appropriate corrective action. Over 4000 ovens, consisting of approxima...

L. C. Seabron, L. W. Coopersmith

1971-01-01

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WARNER CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2005  

E-print Network

(Avg Salary: $27,500) · USDA Forest Service 13% are employed or attending grad school vs. 20% in Fall & Tourism: (19 completed surveys) 4 are looking for work 3 are taking time off 1 has been accepted

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CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2002  

E-print Network

Resources Recreation and Tourism (21 completed surveys): 5 looking for work 5 are taking time off before of Wildlife § Osmose, Inc. § Peace Corps (2) § US Fish and Wildlife Service § USDA Forest Service

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koc, Mustafa; Bakir, Nesrin

2010-01-01

101

Results of the 2011 School Experience Survey UNIVERSITY SH | 1  

E-print Network

Results of the 2011 School Experience Survey UNIVERSITY SH | 1 UNIVERSITY SH - 8886 LOCAL DISTRICT in the survey in Winter 2012. In Spring 2011, who completed the survey at UNIVERSITY SH? % 16% 12% 43% Employees, what were the response rates at UNIVERSITY SH? In Spring 2011, what were the key findings of the survey

Grether, Gregory

102

A National Survey of Teachers' Promotion of Self-Determination and Student-Directed Learning  

E-print Network

This article describes the findings of a national survey of teachers' opinions regarding the value of self-determination and issues relating to teaching skills leading to this outcome. Respondents were secondary-level educators serving students...

Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Agran, Martin; Hughes, Carolyn

2000-01-01

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High School Teachers Use of Writing to Support Students' Learning: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A random sample of language arts, social studies, science, and math high school teachers from across the United States were surveyed about their use of writing to support student learning. Four out of every five teachers reported they used writing to support student learning, applying on average 24 different writing activities across the school…

Gillespie, Amy; Graham, Steve; Kiuhara, Sharlene; Hebert, Michael

2014-01-01

104

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

105

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

PAQUETTE, F. ANDRE

106

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

PAQUETTE, F. ANDRE

107

A Survey of Appalachian Middle & High School Teacher Perceptions of Controversial Current Events Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the perspectives of a sample of Appalachian middle and high school social studies teachers regarding the teaching of controversial current events. Specifically, the survey ascertained the teachers' familiarity with school district administrative policies regarding the teaching of controversial current events, their perceptions…

Sharp, Kimberlee A.

2009-01-01

108

Computer-Supported Argumentation Learning: A Survey of Teachers, Researchers, and System Developers  

E-print Network

530 Computer-Supported Argumentation Learning: A Survey of Teachers, Researchers, and System of Technology, Department of Informatics, {frank.loll, niels.pinkwart}@tu-clausthal.de 2 German Research Center and debate has advantages in helping people learn to argue better, it does not scale up, limited by teacher

McLaren, Bruce Martin

109

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

110

A Survey of Medical School Teachers to Identify Basic Biomedical Concepts Medical Students Should Understand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses from faculty from 82 percent of medical schools surveyed indicated agreement between the basic science teachers and clinical teachers on the relative importance of a set of biomedical concepts, and showed relatively minor levels of disagreement on how difficult these concepts are. (Author/MLW)

Dawson-Saunders, Beth; And Others

1990-01-01

111

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

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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SURVEY OF RECENT GRADUATES SUMMARY OF RESULTS  

E-print Network

adequate for a general analysis. Response rates for different subgroups are shown in Table 2 variables (gender, race/ethnicity, residency) show statistically significant differences (p category (fraction of the survey population that returned a response.) Academic year of graduation 2005

Rhode Island, University of

114

CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2004  

E-print Network

% Will continue in their current position 1 (business 8 (7%) 7% Will attend in Colorado. 10 (8%) 12% Will take time off before continuing their job search 21 (17%) 16 by major: Fishery Biology (4 completed surveys): 1 looking for work 1 is taking time off 1 is planning

115

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

116

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

117

Children of alcoholics in the classroom: a survey of teacher perceptions and training needs.  

PubMed

Children of alcoholics (COAs) represent a population at risk for alcoholism as well as other physical, emotional, and social problems. This survey explored perceptions of North Carolina elementary and middle school teachers regarding roles and responsibilities in assisting COAs, their need for additional training specific to COAs, and their perceptions of school-based resources for helping COAs. Survey findings teachers generally are willing to assist COAs but need training regarding these children. Training is particularly appropriate for teachers who perceive a low incidence of COAs in their classrooms since these individuals' responses suggest the existence of barriers to effective COA assistance. PMID:1479828

Knight, S M; Vail-Smith, K; Barnes, A M

1992-10-01

118

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

119

COACHE Survey Results Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of  

E-print Network

satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing May 28, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

120

COACHE Survey Results Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy  

E-print Network

satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy May 28, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

121

COACHE Survey Results Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social  

E-print Network

satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work April 22, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

122

COACHE Survey Results Council of Health Science Deans  

E-print Network

satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impact of policies and processesCOACHE Survey Results Council of Health Science Deans April 1, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey

Toronto, University of

123

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barro, Steven M.; Suter, Larry

124

Teachers Evaluate Programmed Instruction, a Survey of Attitudes and Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the school year 1963-64, the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) distributed several thousand programs among 200 or more teachers and their pupils. This project was undertaken because programed instruction deserved more widespread trial and evaluation than it had received in most Canadian schools. The purposes of the project were (1) to give…

Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario). Research Div.

125

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

126

MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Transitions and the Role of Supportive Relationships, 2004-2005. A Survey of Teachers, Principals and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the twenty-second in the series of surveys sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984. This year's report examines the essential aspects in student and educator transitions including the supporting relationships. The current study incorporates the perspectives of key stakeholders in exploring this issue: new public school teachers in…

MetLife, Inc., 2005

2005-01-01

127

Technical Instructor Survey Results: A Training Development Tool.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Suter, Tana B.; And Others

1988-01-01

128

Results of the 2011 School Experience Survey EMERSON MS | 1  

E-print Network

Results of the 2011 School Experience Survey EMERSON MS | 1 EMERSON MS - 8123 LOCAL DISTRICT 3 What. In Spring 2011, who completed the survey at EMERSON MS? % 51% 37% 77% Employees Parents Students 0% 100 rates at EMERSON MS? In Spring 2011, what were the key findings of the survey at EMERSON MS? In total

Grether, Gregory

129

COACHE Survey Results Update to PDAD&C  

E-print Network

their experiences compare to those of faculty at peer institutions? Do their experiences differ by rank and genderCOACHE Survey Results Update to PDAD&C February 5, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey Collaborative institutions Online survey to assess how faculty at different career stages experience academic work life #12

Toronto, University of

130

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.

131

SURVEY OF RECENT GRADUATES SUMMARY OF RESULTS  

E-print Network

/Ethnicity African-American 10.3% 12.1% 4.2% 10.8% Asian/Pacific Islander 15.6% 15.9% 4.5% 20.0% Hispanic 18.8% 13 (gender, race/ethnicity, residency), although the particular variable are not the same each year. The most measured by SAT scores) and achievement (final grade point averages) than non-responders. Results should

Rhode Island, University of

132

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

133

Special Education Teacher Certification Trends: A National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nationwide study was conducted to examine the trend toward or away from noncategorical teacher certification in special education, as well as patterns and limits of existing state certification systems. Responses from both State Directors of Special Education and State Certification Officers were obtained at a rate of 100% and 98% respectively.…

Mauser, A. J.; Cranston-Gingras, A. M.

134

Teacher Survey of Standards-Based Instruction: Addressing Time.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study estimated the amount of time required to teach standards at four grade levels (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) as compared to the time available for instruction. Teachers from four districts in Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota made three types of judgments regarding each benchmark within a standard: amount of time needed to teach a given…

Florian, Judy

135

Irrigation customer survey procedures and results: Detailed analysis  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of analyses of data obtained from telephone and in-person survey of irrigators in the Pacific Northwest region. The telephone survey involved approximately 1250 completed responses from irrigators selected from throughout the Northwest. The in-person survey, which is documented in this report, involved approximately 250 completed responses from irrigators within public utility districts that obtain electricity for serving irrigation loads from Bonneville.

Harrer, B.J.; Hattrup, M.P.; Weijo, R.O.

1987-08-01

136

Staff Survey 2009: Results Author(s): Laura Watson, Statistics Officer (Results)  

E-print Network

; Students Association; Printing; Chaplaincy; Procurement; STEP. Departmental level results should be treated able to fully participate in the survey process. The survey adopted a 5-point scale (strongly disagree; Careers; Corporate Communications; Environmental Health & Safety Services; Department of Sport & Exercise

Brierley, Andrew

137

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

138

Teachers' predictions and pupils' destinies: A West African survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article presents a case study of the primary schooling and post-primary careers of a group of West African pupils. Their school performance and later careers were studied in relation to a number of variables, some relating to the school itself, others to background factors. Among the most important of the former were the predictions made by teachers about the pupils' ability to succeed. While teachers' predictions tended to be fairly accurate, they also functioned to some extent as self-fulfilling prophecies. The study shows that socio-economic and cultural variables are as important as school variables in explaining variations in former pupils' geographical location and socio-economic position eight to nine years later. The study has implications in relation to the improvement of the quality of primary education, since out-of-school variables cannot be manipulated through educational policies alone.

Daun, Holger

1995-09-01

139

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

140

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

141

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.

142

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

143

National wildlife refuge visitor survey results: 2010/2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2012-01-01

144

Comparing Public and Private Schools: Teacher Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 70 percent of San Antonio (Texas) urban school children are Hispanic, and approximately 85 percent are from minority ethnic groups. This paper is the second in a series of reports from a 3-year study of private and public school-choice programs in San Antonio. The paper discusses the characteristics of private and public schools as…

Kemerer, Frank; Martinez, Valerie; Godwin, Ken

145

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

146

The People Who Work There. The Report of the Catholic Elementary School Teacher Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey instrument was developed and administered to full-time elementary teachers working in Catholic elementary schools. Of the questionnaires distributed in the six regions served by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), 1,076 (52 percent) were returned. Over 90% respondents were Catholic and female, with no background as…

Kushner, Remigia; Helbling, Madonna

147

A Survey of the Usage and Awareness of Drugs Among Students, Parents and Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During 1972, in the southern tier of New York State, three surveys involving students, teachers, and parents from six communities were conducted to gather data on the incidence of drug usage among students, their knowledge about drugs, and towards specific drugs and their effects. These data were obtained primarily to provide baseline data which…

McCowan, Richard J.; Mazalewski, Stanley

148

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 established measure of student motivation for reading. Tests of internal

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

2010-01-01

149

Teacher Perspectives on the Adult Education Profession: National Survey Findings about an Emerging Profession.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher perspectives on the adult education profession were examined in a national survey designed to improve understanding of the current cadre of "professional" adult educators and assess their experiences, needs, and preferences for professional development. A 31-item questionnaire, called the Professional Development Kit Needs Assessment, was…

Sabatini, John P.; Daniels, Melanie; Ginsburg, Lynda; Limeul, Kelly; Russell, Mary; Stites, Regie

150

The Impact of High-Stakes Test Results on Teachers' Instructional and Classroom Assessment Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates relationships between teachers' receipt of high-stakes test score results of their students and subsequent changes in instructional and classroom assessment practices the following year. The sample consisted of 722 elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The results indicate that most teachers reported using the…

McMillan, James H.

2005-01-01

151

Generic results of the space physics community survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Sharma, Rikhi R.; Cohen, Nathaniel B.

1993-01-01

152

Tennessee advanced practice nurse compensation survey results 2006-2007.  

PubMed

In 2006, representatives from Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses (MTAPN), Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses (GMAAPN), and Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association (NETNPA) decided to poll APNs in Tennessee to compare data with the most recent results from the Advance for Nurse Practitioners national NP survey. Every other year, Advance for Nurse Practitioners publishes salary survey results from their survey. Most recently, in January 2006, an average nationwide salary for all APNs was reported at $74,812, with Tennessee's average at $71,068. PMID:17727212

Arnold, Kimberly

2007-01-01

153

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schoonover, Penny

1982-01-01

154

Residential Landscapes Synthesis of the Literature and Preliminary Survey Results  

E-print Network

Preference Landscape Management Practices Biodiversity Soil Characteristics Microclimate PercentageofResidential Landscapes Synthesis of the Literature and Preliminary Survey Results Elizabeth M. Cook comprehensive understanding of residential landscapes in urban ecosystems. · Highlight the social, ecological

Hall, Sharon J.

155

COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical  

E-print Network

perceptions on career satisfaction � Look at differences in experience by rank and gender � Identify impactCOACHE Survey Results Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education April 7, 2014 #12;The COACHE

Toronto, University of

156

Survey of Art Teacher Educators: Qualifications, Identity, and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey conducted in the fall of 2006 on the National Art Education Association Higher Education Listserv yielded rich demographic information about the contexts, preparation, and values of 100 higher education art educator volunteer participants. The academic credentials of art educator participants, along with hiring and promotion practices in…

Milbrandt, Melody K.; Klein, Sheri R.

2008-01-01

157

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

158

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

159

Teachers and Tests: The Teacher Union Response.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Members (elementary and secondary teachers) of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) were surveyed in preparation for a series of workshops to improve teachers' use and understanding of tests. Results showed generally positive attitudes towards tests, and a specific interest in using tests for diagnostic and prescriptive planning purposes.…

Gould, Jewell; Ward, James

160

A Survey of Recent Results in Networked Control Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Networked control systems (NCSs) are spatially distributed systems for which the communication between sensors, actuators, and controllers is supported by a shared communication network. We review several recent results on estimation, analysis, and controller synthesis for NCSs. The results surveyed address channel limitations in terms of packet-rates, sampling, network delay, and packet dropouts. The results are presented in a tutorial

J. P. Hespanha; Payam Naghshtabrizi; Yonggang Xu

2007-01-01

161

Preservice teachers’ notions of families and schooling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although there is widespread support given to the idea of strong home–school relations, little attention is paid to the issue in teacher education programs. To understand the perspectives prospective teachers bring to their professional program about working with families, we surveyed students just beginning elementary and secondary teacher education programs. Results of the survey indicate that teacher education students enter

Elizabeth Graue; Christopher P. Brown

2003-01-01

162

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

163

Vacancies and Applicant Pools: Results of the AACTE Faculty Supply and Demand Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated faculty vacancy and applicant pools among American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) member institutions. A survey instrument sent to member institutions requested information regarding openings in each teacher education program area for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 academic years and projected openings for…

Castle, Sharon; Arends, Richard I.

164

Parents' reports of their children's challenging behaviors: results of a statewide survey.  

PubMed

Parents of children with autism and related disabilities were surveyed about their children's challenging behaviors and resources they felt would be helpful in managing these behaviors. Responses indicated a high frequency of challenging behaviors, including many aggressive and other destructive behaviors occurring more frequently than once per day. Teachers, family members, and published materials were identified as the most helpful of currently available resources; contingency management, as the most successful management approach. Respondents noted many additional needed resources. Results were discussed in relation to continuing research on families' needs, strengths, and judgments pertaining to the demands related to disabilities and challenging behaviors. PMID:8084272

Dunlap, G; Robbins, F R; Darrow, M A

1994-06-01

165

Initial results of the 2011 Geoid Slope Validation Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA), National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has embarked on a ten year project called GRAV-D (Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum).The purpose of this project is to replace the current official vertical datum, NAVD 88 (the North American Vertical Datum of 1988) with a geopotential reference system based on a new survey of the gravity field and a gravimetric geoid. As part of GRAV-D, NGS plans to execute a set of "geoid validation surveys" at various locations of the country.These will be surveys designed to independently measure the geoid to provide a check against both the data and theory used to create the final gravimetric geoid which will be used in the geopotential reference system. The first of these surveys, known as the Geoid Slope Validation Survey of 2011 (GSVS11) was executed between July and October, 2011 in the west central region of Texas.The survey took place over a 330 kilometer line running more or less north-south from Austin to Corpus Christi, Texas.Measurements were taken at 220 marks (one per mile) and included static GPS, RTN GPS, geodetic leveling, astro-geodetic deflections of the vertical using the Swiss DIADEM camera, absolute gravity, gravity gradients and LIDAR.This region was chosen for many factors including the availability of GRAV-D airborne gravity over the area, its relatively low elevation (220 meter orthometric height max), its geoid slope (about 130 cm over 300 km), lack of significant topographic relief, lack of large forestation, availability of good roads, clarity of weather and lack of large water crossings. This talk will outline the initial results of the survey, specifically the comparison of various geoid slopes over this region:gravimetric geoid models (with and without airborne gravity), minimally constrained GPS and leveling and from astro-geodetic deflections of the vertical.

Smith, D. A.

2011-12-01

166

Reliability worth assessment in a developing country - residential survey results  

SciTech Connect

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

Billinton, R.; Pandey, M.

1999-11-01

167

Knowledge, attitude and practice in emergency management of dental injury among physical education teachers: a survey in Bangalore urban schools.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to assess, by means of a self administered structured questionnaire, the level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of physical education teachers in Bangalore city with regards to emergency management of dental injuries. The questionnaire surveyed the physical education teacher's background, knowledge of management of tooth fracture, avulsion, luxation injuries, it also investigated physical education teacher's attitude and the way they handle the injuries. The sample consisted 580 teachers from 700 selected schools in Bangalore city. Chi-square test was applied to test the significance between trained and untrained teachers. Among the population 70% were males physical education teachers 30% were females. 95% of the teachers had physical education training and 5% did not have the training. 95% of the population had first aid component and 5% did not have. Only 25% of trained physical education teachers had correct knowledge about tooth identification and 17% among untrained teachers. 81% of trained teachers answered correctly regarding management of fractured anterior teeth against 27.5% of untrained teachers (P< 0.0002). The present report indicates that there is lack of knowledge and practice among physical education teachers in Bangalore city regarding emergency management of dental trauma. Educational programs to improve the knowledge and awareness among the teachers have to be implemented. PMID:19915276

Mohandas, U; Chandan, G D

2009-01-01

168

The Status of Personnel Preparation in Special Education, 1982: A Report on the Results of a National Survey Conducted by the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Part I of a Three-Part Study of Personnel Preparation Data across 1982, 1986, and 1989. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the major findings of a 1982 national survey of personnel preparation programs in the field of special education. Initial goals of the study were to identify and classify existing programs (of 698 identified, 516 returned surveys) and to determine the percentage of special educators prepared in "small" programs. Results

Geiger, William; And Others

169

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

170

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

171

The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 1999: Violence in America's Public Schools--Five Years Later  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 1999: Violence in America's Public Schools: Five Years Later" revisits issues addressed in a 1993 study (ED397190), and compares findings of the two studies on the issue of school violence from the perspectives of students, teachers, and law enforcement officers across the country, about the…

Binns, Katherine; Markow, Dana

1999-01-01

172

Dalhousie University 2013 Faculty and Staff Workplace Survey -Overall Results  

E-print Network

tasks (faculty only) 62% 3% My teaching workload is reasonable (faculty only) 61% 5% Dal's practicesDalhousie University 2013 Faculty and Staff Workplace Survey - Overall Results Question Dal Overall satisfied with my job 75% 1% My Department recognizes the value of teaching (faculty only) 75% 3% My

Brownstone, Rob

173

Barriers to Distance Education and Training: Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results of a survey that was conducted to understand and study the barriers to distance training and education. Considered work place; job function; type of delivery system used; individual expertise regarding distance education; the stage of the respondent's organization; and the subject area in which the respondent primarily worked.…

Berge, Zane L.; Muilenberg, Lin Y.; Van Haneghan, James

2002-01-01

174

Results of a National Survey on Technology in Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a fall 2002 national survey conducted by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in cooperation with the NACADA Technology in Advising Commission concerning the uses of technology in academic advising are discussed. Summaries of the multiple choice responses and open-ended questions as well as recommendations for the…

Leonard, Michael J.

2004-01-01

175

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

176

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...

177

Quantum groups: A survey of de nitions, motivations, and results  

E-print Network

Quantum groups: A survey of de nitions, motivations, and results Arun Ram* Department-9622985. #12;2 Arun Ram 3.2 De nition of braided SRMCwMFFs 3.3 Pictorial representation of braiding duality functor D #12;4 Arun Ram 3. Perverse she

Ram, Arun

178

Scottsdale Community College Airpark Campus Student Survey of Interest Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study summarizes the results of a student survey that was conducted at Scottsdale Community College Airpark Campus (Arizona) in February 1999, in order to gather students' employment information and to ascertain their preferences for courses, college services, and other market-related data that could be used later in planning for course and…

Petrowsky, Michael C.; Binder, Jan

179

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

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Early Results From the Spitzer First Look Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the first science program of the Spitzer Space Telescope the Spitzer Science Center conducted a First-Look Survey (FLS) as the inaugural Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) program. The FLS consists of three components, high and low galactic latitude and ecliptic plane surveys, all done with both the IRAC and MIPS cameras. The data were obtained in mid-December, 2003 through mid- January 2004. Sample data were made available on the Spitzer public web-site in mid- January, 2004 to support the Spitzer Cycle-1 call for proposals, while the complete reduced data sets were released in mid-May 2004 at the opening of the Spitzer public archive. The early scientific results from this survey will be described. The Spitzer Space Telescope is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under NASA contract 1407.

Soifer, B. T.; First Look Survey Team

2004-05-01

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Results from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) is a collaborative effort between Caltech and LPL that uses data from Catalina Sky Survey's 0.7m Schmidt telescope to search for optical transients. This survey currently covers a total of 26,000 square degrees on the sky between declinations -30 and 70. Observations covering 1200 square degrees are taken 21 nights per lunation and reach magnitudes of 19 to 20. CRTS is sensitive to transients with timescales from minutes to years since images are taken in sequences separated by 10 minutes and past observations date back over four years. Transient classification is performed using follow up imaging and spectroscopy in combination with VO-enabled archival analysis of CSS and Palomar Quest synoptic datasets and DSS, 2MASS, SDSS, GALEX and UKIDSS surveys. To date more than 600 unique transients have been identified by CRTS. These include more than 200 newly discovered Supernovae, Cataclysmic Variables and Blazars. Initial results of note include in the discovery of hyper-luminous supernovae, as well as a high rate of supernovae associated with intrinsically faint galaxies. In the near future we expect to expand the survey area and depth by utilizing data from two additional operational Catalina Sky Survey telescopes. All CRTS transients are discovered and distributed openly within minutes of observation using VOEvent technology as well as html tables, RSS feeds and GoogleSky (from VOEventNet.org). Astronomers will soon be able to automatically select transients of particular interest by using the personalized event selection available via the SkyAlert system.

Drake, Andrew J.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Mahabal, A. A.; Graham, M.; Williams, R.; Catelan, M.; Beshore, E.; Larson, S.; Christensen, E.

2009-05-01

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Family and Consumer Sciences Programs in Secondary Schools: Results of a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) education programs focusing on the 2002-2003 academic year showed that 5,517,976 students were enrolled in FCS classes taught by 37,500 teachers. Three states responding to the survey reported having a state requirement for a specific FCS course, and many states reported that local…

Werhan, Carol; Way, Wendy L.

2006-01-01

183

First Results From The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS)  

E-print Network

Results from the first two years of data from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) are presented. Stars have been monitored photometrically at 4 Hz or 5 Hz to search for occultations by small (~3 km) Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). No statistically significant events were found, allowing us to present an upper bound to the size distribution of KBOs with diameters 0.5 km < D < 28 km.

Z. -W. Zhang; F. B. Bianco; M. J. Lehner; N. K. Coehlo; J. -H. Wang; S. Mondal; C. Alcock; T. Axelrod; Y. -I. Byun; W. -P. Chen; K. H. Cook; R. Dave; I. de Pater; R. Porrata; D. -W. Kim; S. -K. King; T. Lee; H. -C. Lin; J. J. Lissauer; S. L. Marshall; P. Protopapas; J. A. Rice; M. E. Schwamb; S. -Y. Wang; C. -Y. Wen

2008-08-14

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Results of the 2002 QUEST Survey. Annual Staff Survey. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the results of the 2002 employee survey (Quality Evaluation of Service Trends) for all Howard Community College Employees. The response rate was 64%. Ratings for various topics and services were made on a five-point scale ranging from poor to excellent. Employees were also given an "unfamiliar with" category, which did not count…

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

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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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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

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Improving Mathematics Teacher Education in Germany: Empirical Results from a Longitudinal Evaluation of Innovative Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Innovative programs for restructuring the entry phase of mathematics teacher education programs have been implemented at various German universities within the last few years. This article reports about the design and the results of a longitudinal evaluation study of the effectiveness of two of these programs aiming to improve mathematics teacher

Buchholtz, Nils; Kaiser, Gabriele

2013-01-01

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FIRST RESULTS FROM THE CATALINA REAL-TIME TRANSIENT SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

We report on the results from the first six months of the Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS). In order to search for optical transients (OTs) with timescales of minutes to years, the CRTS analyses data from the Catalina Sky Survey which repeatedly covers 26,000 of square degrees on the sky. The CRTS provides a public stream of transients that are bright enough to be followed up using small telescopes. Since the beginning of the survey, all CRTS transients have been made available to astronomers around the world in real time using HTML tables,RSS feeds, and VOEvents. As part of our public outreach program, the detections are now also available in Keyhole Markup Language through Google Sky. The initial discoveries include over 350 unique OTs rising more than 2 mag from past measurements. Sixty two of these are classified as supernovae (SNe), based on light curves, prior deep imaging and spectroscopic data. Seventy seven are due to cataclysmic variables (CVs; only 13 previously known), while an additional 100 transients were too infrequently sampled to distinguish between faint CVs and SNe. The remaining OTs include active galactic nucleus, blazars, high-proper-motions stars, highly variable stars (such as UV Ceti stars), and transients of an unknown nature. Our results suggest that there is a large population of SNe missed by many current SN surveys because of selection biases. These objects appear to be associated with faint host galaxies. We also discuss the unexpected discovery of white dwarf binary systems through dramatic eclipses.

Drake, A. J.; Djorgovski, S. G.; Mahabal, A.; Graham, M. J.; Williams, R. [California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd., CA 91225 (United States); Beshore, E.; Larson, S.; Boattini, A.; Gibbs, A.; Hill, R.; Kowalski, R. [Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States); Christensen, E. [Gemini Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena (Chile); Catelan, M. [Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Departamento de AstronomIa y AstrofIsica, Av. Vicuna Mackena 4860, 782-0436 Macul, Santiago (Chile)

2009-05-01

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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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"Health inequalities in Armenia - analysis of survey results"  

PubMed Central

Introduction Prevailing sociopolitical and economic obstacles have been implicated in the inadequate utilization and delivery of the Armenian health care system. Methods A random survey of 1,000 local residents, from all administrative regions of Armenia, concerned with health care services cost and satisfaction was conducted. Participation in the survey was voluntary and the information was collected using anonymous telephone interviews. Results The utilization of health care services was low, particularly in rural areas. This under-utilization of services correlated with low income of the population surveyed. The state funded health care services are inadequate to ensure availability of free-of-charge services even to economically disadvantaged groups. Continued reliance on direct out-of pocket and illicit payments, for medical services, are serious issues which plague healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors of Armenia. Conclusions Restructuring of the health care system to implement a cost-effective approach to the prevention and treatment of diseases, especially disproportionately affect the poor, should be undertaken. Public payments, increasing the amount of subsidies for poor and lower income groups through a compulsory health insurance system should be evaluated and included as appropriate in this health system redesign. Current medical services reimbursement practices undermine the principle of equity in financing and access. Measures designed to improve healthcare access and affordability for poor and disadvantaged households should be enacted. PMID:22695079

2012-01-01

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Early Results and Plans for the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With PanSTARRS-1 just finishing and LSST over the horizon, time-domain astronomy is a celestial tsunami just now hitting our shores. We outline the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS) - the first large-scale, all-sky spectroscopic survey of celestial variables. As part of SDSS-IV eBOSS program, the TDSS has begun obtaining BOSS-quality spectroscopy of variable objects selected primarily from the PS1 3pi survey. During the duration of SDSS-IV (2014-2020), TDSS should garner of order 1E+05 first-ever spectra of variables to i-band mag about 21. While AGN will dominate the sample, all kinds of variable stars will also be revealed, including RR Lyr, flare stars, eclipsing binaries, pulsating white dwarfs and more. We will outline target selection, and discuss early results. We also describe a TDSS subprogram testing for spectroscopic variability by obtaining 2d or 3d epoch spectra of several carefully chosen source classes.

Green, Paul J.; Anderson, S. F.; Morganson, E.; Ruan, J. J.; PS1; SDSS-III; SDSS-IV

2014-01-01

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Pediatric powered wheelchairs: results of a national survey of providers.  

PubMed

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 recommended a powered wheelchair does not receive one, current pediatric powered wheelchair assessment and recommendation practices, and subjective data regarding the efficacy of these practices and the impact of powered wheelchairs on children. Respondents rated the frequency with which they performed various wheelchair assessment and recommendation practices, and these ratings were analyzed to determine activities that were performed frequently. These activities were then combined into common "factors" using factor analysis, and the results of the factor analysis were used to create a model of current pediatric powered wheelchair assessment and recommendation practices. A total of 140 surveys were received from providers in 46 states. Of these providers, 54% were clinicians (e.g., physical therapists, occupational therapists), and 46% were suppliers (e.g., Rehabilitation Technology Specialists), representing a variety of geographic locations and facility types. The 3 major reasons for not recommending a powered wheelchair included cognitive, physical, and behavioral factors. The 3 major reasons why a child who is recommended a powered wheelchair does not receive one included funding issues, lack of family support, and transportation issues. The model of current pediatric powered wheelchair provision includes 4 assessment factors: Preliminary Clinical Assessment, Intake, Advanced Clinical Assessment, and Consideration of Other Factors. Typical recommendations include both therapeutic and nonclinical interventions. A modified version of this model, which addresses some issues identified in the survey that limit wheelchair recommendations, is currently being tested at 4 clinical sites. PMID:16392718

Guerette, Paula; Tefft, Donita; Furumasu, Jan

2005-01-01

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Results From the TICO-CAVA Land Seismic Refraction Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-12-01

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Patients' perspectives on medical information: results of an informal survey.  

PubMed

The autonomy of patients in making medical decisions is increasingly recognised globally, but is not fully adhered to in India. Information is the first step for a patient to be able to make a decision on his or her health care. The objective of this survey was to ascertain patients' perspectives on the amount of information given to them by health professionals. The results of interviews with 222 patients show that perspectives vary, often according to the diagnosis. The amount of information given and the manner in which it is given are often not acceptable to the patient. PMID:18630214

Raja, Kavitha

2007-01-01

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Teacher Stress and Coping Strategies: A National Snapshot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This national survey of 1,201 kindergarten through Grade-12-U.S. teachers focused on three related areas: (1) sources of teacher stress, (2) manifestations of stress, and (3) suggested coping strategies. The survey instrument was adapted from the Teacher Stress Inventory and the Coping Scale for Adults. Results indicated that teachers nationwide…

Richards, Jan

2012-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the initial results of a 40 night contiguous ground-based campaign of time series photometric observations of a 1.39 deg2 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

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

2011-01-01

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Chloroacetanilide herbicide metabolites in Wisconsin groundwater: 2001 survey results.  

PubMed

A survey of agricultural chemicals in Wisconsin groundwater was conducted between October 2000 and April 2001 to obtain a current picture of agricultural chemicals in groundwater used for private drinking water. A stratified, random sampling procedure was used to select 336 sampling locations. Water from private drinking water wells randomly selected from within the 336 sampling locations was analyzed for 18 compounds including herbicides, herbicide metabolites, and nitrate. This report focuses on the frequency and concentration of chloroacetanilide herbicides and their metabolites. Analysis of data resulted in an estimated proportion of 38+/-5.0% of wells that contained detectable levels of a herbicide or herbicide metabolite. The most commonly detected compound was alachlor ESA with a proportion estimate of 28+/-4.6%. Other detected compounds in order of prevalence were metolachlor ESA, metolachlor OA, alachlor OA, acetochlor ESA, and parent alachlor. Estimates of the mean concentration for the detects ranged from 0.15+/-0.082 microg/L for acetochlor ESA to 1.8+/-0.60 microg/L for alachlor OA. Water quality standards have not been developed for these chloroacetanilide herbicide metabolites. The results of this survey emphasize the need for toxicological assessments of herbicide metabolite compounds and establishment of water quality standards at the state and federal levels. PMID:15543734

Postle, Jeffrey K; Rheineck, Bruce D; Allen, Paula E; Baldock, Jon O; Cook, Cody J; Zogbaum, Randy; Vandenbrook, James P

2004-10-15

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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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Stigma in Canada: Results From a Rapid Response Survey  

PubMed Central

Objective: Our paper presents findings from the first population survey of stigma in Canada using a new measure of stigma. Empirical objectives are to provide a descriptive profile of Canadian’s expectations that people will devalue and discriminate against someone with depression, and to explore the relation between experiences of being stigmatized in the year prior to the survey among people having been treated for a mental illness with a selected number of sociodemographic and mental health–related variables. Method: Data were collected by Statistics Canada using a rapid response format on a representative sample of Canadians (n = 10 389) during May and June of 2010. Public expectations of stigma and personal experiences of stigma in the subgroup receiving treatment for a mental illness were measured. Results: Over one-half of the sample endorsed 1 or more of the devaluation discrimination items, indicating that they believed Canadians would stigmatize someone with depression. The item most frequently endorsed concerned employers not considering an application from someone who has had depression. Over one-third of people who had received treatment in the year prior to the survey reported discrimination in 1 or more life domains. Experiences of discrimination were strongly associated with perceptions that Canadians would devalue someone with depression, younger age (12 to 15 years), and self-reported poor general mental health. Conclusions: The Mental Health Experiences Module reflects an important partnership between 2 national organizations that will help Canada fulfill its monitoring obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and provide a legacy to researchers and policy-makers who are interested in monitoring changes in stigma over time.

Stuart, Heather; Patten, Scott B; Koller, Michelle; Modgill, Geeta; Liinamaa, Tiina

2014-01-01

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A Survey of Factors Which Influence Teachers' Use of Computer-Based Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study of the factors that influence elementary and secondary school teachers' use of computer-based technology. It is based on inconsistencies in previous studies, areas not addressed before, and the changes in computer-based technology and Internet access using Web browsers. Results indicate the importance of classroom access to…

Jaber, William E.; Moore, David M.

1999-01-01

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The TAOS Project: Results from Seven Years of Survey Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) aims to detect serendipitous occultations of stars by small (~1 km diameter) objects in the Kuiper Belt and beyond. Such events are very rare (<10-3 events per star per year) and short in duration (~200 ms), so many stars must be monitored at a high readout cadence. TAOS monitors typically ~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.; Granados, Á. P.; Alcock, C.; Axelrod, T.; Bianco, F. B.; Byun, Y.-I.; Chen, W. P.; Coehlo, N. K.; Cook, K. H.; de Pater, I.; Kim, D.-W.; Lee, T.; Lissauer, J. J.; Marshall, S. L.; Protopapas, P.; Rice, J. A.; Schwamb, M. E.

2013-07-01

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A Bathymetric Survey of Lake Toba, Indonesia: Further Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

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Results from initial Cluster/CIS survey of O++  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present results from an initial survey of Cluster/CODIF observations of O++ near solar maximum. During intervals when O+ was present, O++ densities were typically present in fractions of 0.05--0.30, which is consistent with earlier surveys using Akebono data. We find that high relative concentrations of O++ do not require high levels of magnetospheric activity. In addition, we find that within the inner magnetosphere O++ is commonly observed at all energies (10~eV/q--40~keV/q) measured by CODIF, and that at times during substorms energetic populations of O++ can be present in quantities equal to that of O+. By examining the relative energies of these two charge states, we will attempt to infer information about the energization mechanisms involved. O++ is generally observed during `monoenergetic' O+ outflows, which have been attributed to narrow source regions with energies selected by velocity filtering. Within measurement constraints, the O++ is shown to originate from these same source regions. Preliminary examination of magnetopause boundary layer regions suggests that O++ may be present in significant quantities (up to 1~cm-3) within stagnant, cold populations.

Wilber, M.; Parks, G.; Reme, H.; Kistler, L.; Dandouras, I.; McCarthy, M.; Carlson, C.; McFadden, J.; Sauvaud, J.

2003-04-01

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Results of the 2004 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We examined worksite health promotion programs, policies, and services to monitor the achievement of the Healthy People 2010 worksite-related goal of 75% of worksites offering a comprehensive worksite health promotion program. Methods. We conducted a nationally representative, cross-sectional telephone survey of worksite health promotion programs stratified by worksite size and industry type. Techniques appropriate for analyzing complex surveys were used to compute point estimates, confidence intervals, and multivariate statistics. Results. Worksites with more than 750 employees consistently offered more programs, policies, and services than did smaller worksites. Only 6.9% of responding worksites offered a comprehensive worksite health promotion program. Sites with a staff person dedicated to and responsible for health promotion were significantly more likely to offer a comprehensive program, and sites in the agriculture and mining or financial services sector were significantly less likely than those in other industry sectors to offer such a program. Conclusions. Increasing the number, quality, and types of health promotion programs at worksites, especially smaller worksites, remains an important public health goal. PMID:18048790

Linnan, Laura; Bowling, Mike; Childress, Jennifer; Lindsay, Garry; Blakey, Carter; Pronk, Stephanie; Wieker, Sharon; Royall, Penelope

2008-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-11-01

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The STIS parallel survey: Introduction and first results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The installation of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) allows for the first time two-dimensional optical and ultraviolet slitless spectroscopy of faint objects from space. The STIS Parallel Survey (SPS) routinely obtains broad band images and slitless spectra of random fields in parallel with HST observations using other instruments. The SPS is designed to study a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena, including the rate of star formation in galaxies at intermediate to high redshift through the detection of emission-line galaxies. We present the first results of the SPS, which demonstrate the capability of STIS slitless spectroscopy to detect and identify high-redshift galaxies.

Gardner, Jonathan P.; Hill, Robert S.; Baum, Stefi A.; Collins, Nicholas R.; Ferguson, Henry C.; Fosbury, Robert A. E.; Gilliland, Ronald L.; Green, Richard F.; Gull, Theodore R.; Heap, Sara R.; Lindler, Don J.; Malumuth, Eliot M.; Micol, Alberto; Pirzkal, Norbert; Sandoval, Jennifer L.; Tolstoy, Eline; Walsh, Jeremy R.; Woodgate, Bruce E.

1997-01-01

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The STIS Parallel Survey: Introduction and First Results  

E-print Network

The installation of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) allows for the first time two-dimensional optical and ultraviolet slitless spectroscopy of faint objects from space. The STIS Parallel Survey (SPS) routinely obtains broad band images and slitless spectra of random fields in parallel with HST observations using other instruments. The SPS is designed to study a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena, including the rate of star formation in galaxies at intermediate to high redshift through the detection of emission-line galaxies. We present the first results of the SPS, which demonstrate the capability of STIS slitless spectroscopy to detect and identify high-redshift galaxies.

J. P. Gardner; R. S. Hill; S. A. Baum; N. R. Collins; H. C. Ferguson; R. A. E. Fosbury; R. L. Gilliland; R. F. Green; T. R. Gull; S. R. Heap; D. J. Lindler; E. M. Malumuth; A. Micol; N. Pirzkal; J. L. Sandoval; E. Tolstoy; J. R. Walsh; B. E. Woodgate

1997-10-30

208

Computer vocations for severely physically disabled persons: survey results.  

PubMed

Clients with physical disabilities were assessed for their computer skills and other characteristics related to computer vocations. Then a series of surveys were undertaken to determine availability of computer programming jobs for properly trained students, the best training program to suit these jobs, the equipment to train persons with disabilities, and the numbers of qualified applicants to warrant establishment of such a program. Results indicated that while programming is not a good job prospect, terminal operations appear promising, and occupations related to microcomputers warranted further study. The IBM Personal Computer was recommended, and a sufficient interest was demonstrated to establish the program for one year. Training programs in the United States provided a basis for establishment of the training course for trainees with disabilities. PMID:3161484

Stride, B D

1985-08-01

209

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

210

Preliminary results of indoor radon survey in V4 countries.  

PubMed

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

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

2014-07-01

211

Results from the Survey of ESA Science Archives  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most of ESA's Space Science Archives are currently hosted at ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, located near Madrid, Spain. All these science archives are designed, developed, operated and maintained by a dedicated Science Archives and VO Team, providing support to all science operations centres at ESAC. At the end of 2011, a questionnaire was sent to all users of the ESAC Science Archives in the last five years, asking them about their usage frequency, their satisfaction level, the type of interfaces used (GUI or scriptable interface or others) and the purpose for which they are using the archives. The survey also allowed optionally to provide qualitative feedback. This paper presents the main results from this questionnaire, from a global perspective of all the archives.

Arviset, C.; Baines, D.; Osuna, P.

2013-10-01

212

Examining Teacher Instructional Leadership within the Small Group Dynamics of Collegial Groups.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the dynamics of teacher leadership, using two teacher collegial groups as a small-group context. After discussing teacher leadership and teacher-mediation effects, describes data collection, which involved observations, interviews, surveys, and document mining. Results indicated that teacher-mediation effects did not counter teacher

Keedy, John L.

1999-01-01

213

Teacher Survey of the Relationship between Student Self-Regulation and Achievement among Students with and without Disabilities in an Urban Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

General and special education teachers and paraprofessionals from several New York City schools completed three survey instruments that investigated relationships between the background characteristics of teachers, their instructional practices, student levels of engagement and self-regulation, and teacher-reported achievement levels of students.…

Caraher, Philip John

2010-01-01

214

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

215

Teacher professional leadership in support of teacher professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Counteracting perceptions of teaching as a profession with a flat career trajectory may require professional leadership opportunities for experienced teachers that differ substantively from those typically available. This evaluation study investigated the results of a professional development initiative for subject specialist teachers seconded to a leadership role in their curriculum areas. Interview and survey data supported teacher growth in subject

Mike Taylor; Anne Yates; Luanna H. Meyer; Penny Kinsella

2011-01-01

216

DUst around NEarby Stars. The Survey Observational Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Context. Debris discs are a consequence of the planet formation process and constitute the fingerprints of planetesimal systems. Their solar system counterparts are the asteroid and Edgeworth-Kuiper belts.Aims. The DUNES survey aims at detecting extra-solar analogues to the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt around solar-type stars, putting in this way the solar system into context. The survey allows us to address some questions related to the prevalence and properties of planetesimal systems.Methods. We used Herschel PACS to observe a sample of nearby FGK stars. Data at 100 and 160 micron were obtained, complemented in some cases with observations at 70 micron, and at 250, 350 and 500 micron using SPIRE. The observing strategy was to integrate as deep as possible at 100 micron to detect the stellar photosphere. Results. Debris discs have been detected at a fractional luminosity level down to several times that of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt. The incidence rate of discs around the DUNES stars is increased from a rate of approx. 12.1% +/- 5% before Herschel to approx 20.2 % +/- % 2. A significant fraction (approx. 52%) of the discs are resolved, which represents an enormous step ahead from the previously known resolved discs. Some stars are associated with faint far-IR excesses attributed to a new class of cold discs. Although it cannot be excluded that these excesses are produced by coincidental alignment of background galaxies, statistical arguments suggest that at least some of them are true debris discs. Some discs display peculiar SEDs with spectral indexes in the 70-160 micron range steeper than the Rayleigh-Jeans one. An analysis of the debris disc parameters suggests that a decrease might exist of the mean black body radius from the F-type to the K-type stars. In addition, a weak trend is suggested for a correlation of disc sizes and an anticorrelation of disc temperatures with the stellar age.

Eiroa, C.; Marshall, J. P.; Mora, A.; Montesinos, B.; Absil, O.; Augereau, J. Ch.; Bayo, A.; Bryden, G.; Danchi, W.; delBurgo, C.; Ertel, S..; Fridlund, M.; Heras, A. M.; Krivov, A. V.; Launhardt, R.; Liseau, R.; Lohne, T.; Maldonado, J.; Pilbratt, G. L.; Roberge, A.; Rodman, J.; Sanz-Forcada, J.; Stapelfeldt, K.; Ardila, D.; Beichmann, C.

2013-01-01

217

RESULTS OF OPINION SURVEYS RELATED TO KENTUCKY'S CHILD LABOR LAWS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors conducted a study, commissioned by the Child Labor Task Force of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, of attitudes, opinions, and understandings of the Commonwealth's child labor laws and regulations. Questionnaires were distributed to businesses, unions, students, teachers, and parents. The purpose of the study was to identify problems and concerns with Kentucky's current child labor statutes and regulations. However,

Carrie G. Donald; John D. Ralston; Stephen L. Merker

2002-01-01

218

Effects on Perception/BP Oil Spill SurveyEffects on Perception/BP Oil Spill Survey Wave 1Wave 1--ResultsResults  

E-print Network

1 Effects on Perception/BP Oil Spill SurveyEffects on Perception/BP Oil Spill Survey Wave 1Wave 1 of Tourism, Effects on Perception/BP Oil Spill Survey Wave 1 Results. May 28, 2010" #12;2 Table of Contents of Messaging on Intent to Visit Louisiana 9 Perceptions of Oil Spill on Louisiana Seafood 11 Perceptions

219

School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2010-11  

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 and their performance. In 2010-2011, the survey was distributed to approximately 92,000 parents, 48,000 elementary, secondary, and adult students, and 25,000 staff. This…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2011

2011-01-01

220

School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2009-10  

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 and their performance. In 2009-2010, the survey was distributed to approximately 85,000 parents, 45,000 elementary, secondary, and adult students, and 25,000 staff. This…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010

2010-01-01

221

School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2008-09  

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 and their performance. In 2008-2009, the survey was distributed to approximately 90,200 parents, 54,200 elementary, secondary, and adult students, and 25,000 staff. This…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009

2009-01-01

222

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

223

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

224

Results of 1984 architectural coatings sales survey. Final report  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1985 the California Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted a survey of architectural coatings sold in California in 1984. The survey asked for the 1984 sales in gallons, the organic solvent content in grams per liter, volume percent and weight percent solids, and recommended thinning for both water-borne and solvent-borne coatings in 37 categories. Over 140 manufacturers responded to the

Nyarady

1986-01-01

225

[Family Research Council: 1993 Family Issues Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a variety of information sheets developed from a survey completed on behalf of the Family Research Council to explore the family attitudes of American adults (N=1,100). The top 10 findings from the 1993 Family Issues Survey are enumerated on a summary sheet. Following this summary, each of the top 10 findings is discussed…

Family Research Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.

226

Exploring Different Dimensions of Student Engagement. 2005 Annual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Survey of Student Engagement, 2005

2005-01-01

227

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

228

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

229

First results from the Isaac Newton Telescope Wide Angle Survey: The z>5 quasar survey  

E-print Network

We report the first results of an observational program designed to determine the luminosity density of high redshift quasars (z > 5 quasars) using deep multi-colour CCD data. We report the discovery and spectra of 3 i 4.4) quasars, including one with z > 5. At z=5.17, this is the fourth highest redshift quasar currently published. Using these preliminary results we derive an estimate of the M \\rm_B Isaac Newton Telescope as part of the Public Isaac Newton Group Wide Field Survey (WFS). This initial sample of objects is taken from two fields of effective area $\\sim 12.5deg ^2$ from the final $\\sim 100deg ^2$.

R. G. Sharp; R. G. McMahon; M. J. Irwin; S. T. Hodgkin

2001-03-05

230

Tracheotomy-Related Catastrophic Events: Results of a National Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives/Hypothesis To gather qualitative and semiquantitative information about catastrophic complications during and following tracheotomy. Study Design National survey distributed to American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery members via the Academy weekly email newsletter during April and May 2011. Methods A total of 478 respondents provided estimates of the number of four specific tracheotomy-related complications (innominate artery fistula, esophageal fistula, acute tracheotomy occlusion, and obstructing granuloma), all catastrophic events, and events resulting in death or permanent disability encountered during their careers. There were 253 respondents who provided 405 free-text descriptions of specific events. Results The respondents experienced approximately one catastrophic event every 10 years and one event resulting in death or permanent disability every 20 years. More than 90% occurred more than 1 week after surgery. Categories of physicians who experienced more events per year included academic physicians and laryngologists. Pediatric otolaryngologists had twice as many innominate artery fistulas per year of practice as others. Qualitative (free-text) descriptions of the most serious events demonstrated that more of these events involved loss of airway and volume bleeds, usually from innominate or carotid artery erosion. Many of the events due to airway loss involved potentially correctable deficits in family education, nursing care, home care, and other structural factors. Conclusions Even when we allow for selection bias, these data suggest that a substantial number of tracheotomy complications leading to death or permanent disability occur at a national level. The vast majority of events occur more than 1 week after the procedure. Many of the described events were caused by factors that should be amenable to prospective system improvement strategies. PMID:22183626

Das, Preety; Zhu, Hannah; Shah, Rahul K.; Roberson, David W.; Berry, Jay; Skinner, Margaret L.

2012-01-01

231

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

232

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

233

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.

Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Lee, Michelle H.

2008-07-01

234

Family burden of compulsive hoarding: results of an internet survey.  

PubMed

Compulsive hoarding, the acquisition of and failure to discard large numbers of possessions, is associated with substantial health risk, impairment in functioning, and economic burden. Despite clear indications that hoarding has a detrimental effect on people living with or near someone with a hoarding problem, no empirical research has examined these harmful effects. The aim of the present study was to examine the burden of hoarding on family members. Six hundred sixty-five family informants who reported having a family member or friend with hoarding behaviors completed an internet-based survey. Living with an individual who hoards during childhood was associated with elevated reports of childhood distress and family strain. Family members reported high levels of patient rejection attitudes, suggesting high levels of family frustration and hostility. Rejecting attitudes were predicted by severity of hoarding symptoms, the individual's perceived lack of insight into the behavior, and having lived in a cluttered environment during childhood. These results suggest that compulsive hoarding adversely impacts not only the hoarding individual, but also those living with them. PMID:18275935

Tolin, David F; Frost, Randy O; Steketee, Gail; Fitch, Kristin E

2008-03-01

235

The Unintentional Injurer: Results From the Boston Youth Survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives. We sought to provide additional information about the characteristics of adolescents who were most likely to cause unintentional injury to other people. Methods. In 2008, as part of a randomized survey of high-school students in the Boston Public School system, more than 1800 respondents answered questions about unintentionally causing an injury to someone else in the past year. Results. More than 20% of boys and 13% of girls reported unintentionally injuring another person in the past year. Being male, exercising, participating in organized activities, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury during sports. Using illegal drugs, having friends who are a bad influence, and having carried a knife were risk factors for unintentionally causing an injury not associated with sports. Conclusions. Unintentionally injuring another person is a fairly common event for high-school students. Characteristics differ between adolescents who unintentionally injure others during sports versus those who unintentionally injure others during nonsports activities. Many of the risk factors for causing unintentional injury unrelated to sports are similar to those for intentionally causing injury. PMID:21389291

Solnick, Sara J.

2011-01-01

236

SMASS Near-Earth Object Survey: An Album of Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2003-01-01

237

The Global Oscillation Network Group site survey, 2: Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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(exp -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.

1994-01-01

238

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

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Otter, Dan

2010-01-01

240

Integrated Science Teachers' Instructional Competencies: An Empirical Survey in Rivers State of Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The competencies of a sample of teachers of integrated science (ISC) in the induction of future scientists were investigated. Thirty teachers of integrated science in the junior secondary schools in Rivers State of Nigeria were observed by five science teacher educationists. The teachers were in general only fair in their demonstrated ISC teaching…

Green, Rosemund Dienye; Osah-Ogulu, Dele Joshua

2003-01-01

241

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.

242

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

243

The Virginia Survey. Results from a Statewide Survey on Higher Education and Environmental Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study described in this report was designed to measure the attitudes of Virginians towards higher education in Virginia and towards some environmental problems facing the Commonwealth. The survey questioned 517 Virginia citizens over age 18 whose households were chosen through random-digit-telephone dialing. Among the findings of the survey

Gilley, J. Wade; Dietz, Thomas

244

Hospital Disclosure Practices: Results Of A National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

New patient safety standards from JCAHO that require hospitals to disclose to patients all unexpected outcomes of care took effect 1 July 2001. In an early 2002 survey of risk managers at a nationally representative sample of hospitals, the vast majority re- ported that their hospital's practice was to disclose harm at least some of the time, al- though only

Rae M. Lamb; David M. Studdert; Richard M. J. Bohmer; Donald M. Berwick; Troyen A. Brennan

2003-01-01

245

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.

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Results of the Student Satisfaction Survey Conducted in Spring 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beachler, Judith A.

2004-01-01

247

Cultural Fluency: Results from a UK and Irish Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys members of the Association of Language Excellence Centers in the United Kingdom and language training providers in Ireland to assess the level of language and cultural awareness. Finds the percentage of British and Irish companies carrying out an internal foreign language audit is disturbingly low, and the number of companies wishing to…

Randlesome, Collin; Myers, Andrew

1997-01-01

248

Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1976-01-01

249

Report of Results of Brookdale Community College High School Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1982-83 academic year, Brookdale Community College (BCC) conducted a survey of high school students in Monmouth County to gather information concerning students' educational goals, degree plans, college choice, knowledge about BCC, and personal characteristics. Of the 24 high schools receiving questionnaires, 19 distributed and…

Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Office of Research and Development.

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Contemporary Counseling Psychology: Results of a National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an effort to examine counseling psychology in its current state of development, we conducted a national survey of counseling psychologists. A 6-page questionnaire, which examined such variables as demographics, professional activities, institutional affiliations, and training satisfaction, was mailed to 980 members of Division 17 (Counseling) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Of these, 716 (73%) usable questionnaires were returned.

C. Edward Watkins; Frederick G. Lopez; Vicki L. Campbell; Catherine D. Himmell

1986-01-01

251

Brook Trout Angling in Maine 2009 Survey Results  

E-print Network

this fishery. In response to this, the group identified a need for current research to identify the brook trout of Maine Cooperative Extension developed an on-line survey of resident and non-resident anglers who stakeholders, as supported by this research. This information is intended to provide research based information

Thomas, Andrew

252

Results Of The 2003 Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

253

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

254

Nursing Services in Southwest Minnesota Schools (Results of a Survey).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to gather and share accurate information about health services provided to children in school districts throughout 18 rural counties of southwest Minnesota, a survey was developed and mailed to 200 public health nursing directors, elementary school principals, and superintendents (122 were returned). Questions sought information about…

Holm, Joyce; Lytwyn, Pat

255

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

256

Results of a Textbook Survey Given in Introductory Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Textbooks are required for virtually all college science courses taught around the country, but whether students use them and find them valuable is not clear. In order to get a better idea about what the students thought of the textbook and how they spent their time using it, an anonymous survey was taken by 305 (out of 400) students enrolled in Physics 101 during the Fall semester of 2005. Developed and administered by www.textrev.com, this is a free survey that college faculty may use for physics and chemistry textbooks. This survey revealed two interesting points. First, although 75% of the students found the textbook to be moderately to very challenging, only 38% of students reported spending 2 or more hours per week reading the text. Reading was assigned the majority of class periods, with the intention that they would read the material before it was covered in class. Second, 81% of the students found that the end of chapter problems were moderately to very challenging, but 62% reported spending one hour or less per week working on the assigned questions. Homework was assigned regularly from the textbook for the first half of the class, after which point we experimented with an online homework system. Next semester a new textbook is being adopted for this class, which has no color pictures and is significantly slimmer than the current textbook. This textbook survey will be given again at the end of next semester to look for any changes in textbook usage.

Willoughby, Shannon

2007-05-01

257

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

258

Italian Astronomy Libraries Webpages: Results of Two Surveys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schiavone, L.

2007-10-01

259

Characterizing Strong Geoscience Departments: Results of a National Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Richardson, R. M.

2005-12-01

260

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

261

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

262

22 GHz VLBI Survey: Status Report and Preliminary Results  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ground-based VLBI survey to measure the visibilities and correlated flux densities in continuum at 22 GHz of more than 140 extragalactic radio sources has been conducted with baselines up to approximately 11 000 km. The project has been designed to help in preparation of target lists for VSOP and Radioastron Space VLBI missions as well as providing observational data for statistical study of structural properties at 22 GHz on sub-milliarcsecond scales for this large sample of extragalactic sources.

Moellenbrock, G.; Fujisawa, K.; Preston, R.; Gurvits, L.; Dewey, R.; Hirabayashi, H.; Inoue, M.; Jauncey, D.; Migenes, V.; Roberts, D.; Schilizzi, R.; Tingay, S.; Zensus, A.

1994-01-01

263

Service Learning in Community Colleges: 2003 National Survey Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

AACC-RB-03-1 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a survey in 2003 to gauge the level of service learning involvement in community colleges across the nation. Service learning combines classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local, community-identified needs while

Mary Prentice; Gail Robinson; Sara McPhee

264

Airborne-biogeochemical survey test-case results  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1980-01-01

265

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

266

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

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van Klinken, Eduarda

2010-01-01

268

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

269

Spiritual Development in Church Schools--A Survey of Welsh Head Teachers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire to assess views about spiritual development was completed by 112 of the 174 head teachers of church primary schools in Wales. The findings indicated that despite the seemingly ambiguous nature of the term "spiritual development", head teachers had clear views about its meaning. While most head teachers emphasised the need for…

Davies, Geraint

2007-01-01

270

Toward a Culture of Evidence: Factors Affecting Survey Assessment of Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing a culture of evidence to assess and improve teacher preparation programs is a critical issue in American education. Teacher education has been struggling with the challenge of preparing and retaining sufficient numbers of high-quality teachers who can work effectively with students from all cultural and racial backgrounds, raising the…

Beare, Paul; Marshall, James; Torgerson, Colleen; Tracz, Susan; Chiero, Robin

2012-01-01

271

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

272

From Laura Ingalls to Wing Biddlebaum: A Survey of Teacher Identities in Works of Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers appear as characters in a wide range of literary writing. To date, few scholars have systematically studied the teachers who appear in works of literature. Much of the existing work has focused on relatively small numbers of teachers and has been presented in the form of brief essays rather than formal research (e.g., Booth, 2006; Crume,…

Muchmore, James A.

2012-01-01

273

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

274

Professional Development Effects on Teacher Efficacy: Results of Randomized Field Trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

We designed a professional development (PD) program to increase the teacher efficacy of mathematics teachers. We randomly assigned 106 Grade 6 teachers in 1 school district to treatment and control conditions in a delayedtreatment design. The PD explicitly addressed 4 sources of teacher-efficacy information identified in social-cognition theory (Bandura, 1997). Treatment teachers outperformed control-group teachers on 3 measures of teacher

John Ross; Catherine Bruce

2007-01-01

275

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

E-print Network

This report presents the results of a survey conducted to measure the illuminance levels in all rooms in the Langford Architecture Center buildings. The purpose of this survey was to investigate which rooms are over illuminated, and thus present a...

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

1997-01-01

276

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. Reynolds; S. Kreidenweis; L. Theodore

1982-01-01

277

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

278

Acquisition Information Management system telecommunication site survey results  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1993-09-01

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Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, 11/20/2013 2013 UMass-Amherst Graduating Senior Survey  

E-print Network

Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic. Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic Planning

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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The XMM Cluster Survey: Present status and latest results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-04-01

281

Results from the Viper Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Viper telescope, which is now operating at the South Pole, is carrying out a survey of a complete sample of fourteen luminous (L_x>3*E(44) ergs s(-1) [0.5-2.0 keV]) X-ray clusters with the aim of measuring their Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) signal at millimeter and sub-millimeter (45 - 350 GHz) wavelengths. The clusters being targeted are all at low redshift (z<0.1), allowing us to study their X-ray properties (temperature, metallicity, sub-clustering etc) in great detail. The combination of detailed X-ray and SZ maps will allow us to minimize systematic biases in the derivation of Hubble's Constant. Several of the clusters already have resolved temperature maps from ASCA observations and we have proposed to study the whole sample using XMM. The millimeter survey (45 GHz) is due to be completed in August 1999. We will present all available SZ data on the VSZS clusters and give preliminary values for Hubble's Constant based on available ASCA data.

Romer, A. K.; Griffin, G.; Peterson, J. B.; Nichol, R. C.; Newcomb, M.

1999-05-01

282

Specialized Prisons and Services: Results From a National Survey  

PubMed Central

Findings from the National Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS) National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices survey are examined to describe types of services provided by three types of prisons: those that serve a cross-section of offenders, those that specialize in serving offenders with special psychosocial and medical needs, and those that specialize in serving legal status or gender specific populations. Information is presented on the prevalence and type of specialized prisons and services provided to offenders as reported by wardens and other facility directors drawn from a nationally representative sample of prisons. Additional analyses explore organizational factors that differentiate prisons that serve specialized populations including staffing, training, other resources, leadership, and climate for change and innovation. Implications for expanding and improving services for special populations in correctional settings and the values of specialized prisons are discussed. PMID:18443650

Cropsey, Karen L.; Wexler, Harry K.; Melnick, Gerald; Taxman, Faye S.; Young, Douglas W.

2008-01-01

283

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

284

Planck intermediate results. XXXI. Microwave survey of Galactic supernova remnants  

E-print Network

The all-sky Planck survey in 9 frequency bands was used to search for emission from all 274 known Galactic supernova remnants. Of these, 17 were detected in at least two Planck frequencies. The radio-through-microwave spectral energy distributions were compiled to determine the emission mechanism for microwave emission. In only one case, IC 443, is the high-frequency emission clearly from dust associated with the supernova remnant. In all cases, the low-frequency emission is from synchrotron radiation. A single power law, as predicted for a population of relativistic particles with energy distribution that extends continuously to high energies, is evident for many sources, including the Crab and PKS 1209-51/52. A decrease in flux density relative to the extrapolation of radio emission is evident in several sources. Their spectral energy distributions can be approximated as broken power laws, $S_\

Arnaud, M

2014-01-01

285

Community Agency Survey Formative Research Results From the TAAG Study  

PubMed Central

School and community agency collaboration can potentially increase physical activity opportunities for youth. Few studies have examined the role of community agencies in promoting physical activity, much less in collaboration with schools. This article describes formative research data collection from community agencies to inform the development of the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG) intervention to provide out-of-school physical activity programs for girls. The community agency survey is designed to assess agency capacity to provide physical activity programs for girls, including resources, programs, and partnerships. Most agency respondents (n = 138) report operations during after-school hours, adequate facilities, and program options for girls, although most are sport oriented. Agency resources and programming vary considerably across the six TAAG field sites. Many agencies report partnerships, some involving schools, although not necessarily related to physical activity. Implications for the TAAG intervention are presented. PMID:16397156

Saunders, Ruth P.; Moody, Jamie

2008-01-01

286

"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

287

Teacher Morale: The Impact of Teaching Experience, Workplace Conditions, and Workload.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated influences on teachers' attitudes toward and perceptions of teaching. A group of 20 diverse teachers completed surveys that examined teaching experience, workplace conditions, and workload. Results indicated that teacher morale was good. Over half of the teachers said that they would become teachers again if they had the…

Bivona, Kristy N.

288

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

289

Survey of Special Education Teacher Population of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio with Special Reference to Consultant Effectiveness. Monograph Series No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported in the survey (1968) were effects of the regional Instructional Materials Center (IMC) consultant among special education (SE) teacher populations in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Some of the teacher background information compiled from 222 completed questionnaires indicated that over half taught slow learners, had taught handicapped…

Bulgarella, Rosaria A.; Williams, Lois Q.

290

Changes in Chad: the results of a KAP survey.  

PubMed

This, the 1st KAP survey to be conducted in Chad, surveyed 1222 women aged 12-49 at 6 health or social centers in N'Djamena in 1988, and summarized the information obtained from 21 focus groups. The sujbects were 25 years old on average; 94% were in union; 33% were in polygamous marriages, usually older women. 8% of Muslims and 17% of Christians were in a consensual union. Educational achievement was higher among younger women and Christians. 49% had income from the informal economy. Most valued the economic advantages of large families, which they believed resided in ancestors. Some noted the poulation pressures of urban living. 27% stated they were pregnant. Fertility was lower among Christians and those in monogamous marriages. Women of higher socioeconomic status had more children. Average age of 1st pregnancy was 16 years, lower in Muslims and uneducated women. Average weaning age was 17.8 months; average postpartum abstinence was 4.6 months, longer among Christians. The mean desired birth spacing interval was 26 months. 89% desired more children. The average ideal family size was 7.25, 8.6 for those 29 years old. The concept of birth planning was new to most, and ocnsidered a European idea contrary to African traditions. 31% could name a modern birth control method, increased to 58% with prompting, but only 3.2% had used one, and 1.3% were currently using. The cost of modern contraceptives is prohibitive for Chadians whose average GNP is $129. 56% expressed an interest on modern contraception for spacing, indicating a large unmet need. PMID:12316708

Tafforeau, J; Damiba, A; Maternowska, M C

1990-12-01

291

Colorado State University Extension 2011 County Commissioner Survey Results Introduction: 2011 County Commissioner Survey  

E-print Network

by the CSU Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office. A five-point scale was used for evaluation personnel; (4) the perceived value to citizens of Extension programs and services; and (5) respondent. The letter stressed the importance of the input, the confidential nature of the survey and the voluntary

Stephens, Graeme L.

292

Women's body images: The results of a national survey in the U.S.A  

Microsoft Academic Search

This investigation was a representative survey, conducted in 1993, of the body images of 803 adult women in the United States. Included in the survey instrument were selected subscales from the standardized Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire, which had been used in a U.S. survey in 1985. The results indicated substantial levels of body dissatisfaction, possibly surpassing levels observed in the

Thomas F. Cash; Patricia E. Henry

1995-01-01

293

Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Workgroup Survey 2002: Results and Future Directions  

E-print Network

Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Workgroup Survey 2002: Results and Future Directions by Lisa C. Thompson, and Conservation Biology Department UC Davis A report for the Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Workgroup May 6, 2003 #12;Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Workgroup Survey, 2002 2 Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Workgroup Survey 2002

Thompson, Lisa C.

294

Glendale Community College Student Views, 1999. Results of the 1999 Spring Student Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the results of Glendale Community College's 1999 Spring Student Survey. More than 2,800 students completed this survey. Class scheduling issues were emphasized in the survey. Less than one-fourth of credit students reported they had problems getting the classes they wanted in the spring semester. This was a small decrease from…

Karpp, Edward R.

295

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

296

Safe handling of antineoplastic drugs. Results of a survey.  

PubMed

As research continues to highlight the risks involved in handling antineoplastic drugs, the health services are giving increased attention to safety measures. In order to establish what protective measures nursing staff employ and what they know about antineoplastic drugs, a survey was carried out in The Netherlands. The questions were based on the self-study modules by Dunne and the (American) Oncology Nursing Society. A total of 1,373 questionnaires were distributed in 10 hospitals. Of these, 824 were returned, which represents a response rate of 60%. Over two-thirds (68%) of the nursing staff reported that they were involved, on a daily or weekly basis, in caring for patients being treated with antineoplastic drugs. In the view of 94% of the nurses, protective measures are effective. While administering antineoplastic drugs, 91% of the respondents said that they wore gloves, 21% said that they wore a gown, 18% wore a mask, and 3% used goggles. While handling excreta, fewer nurses applied safety measures. Thirty-nine percent of the respondents knew that latex gloves offer a greater degree of protection than PVC gloves. It appeared that there was not one Dutch hospital whose guidelines for the safe handling of antineoplastic material were completely up-to-date and that nurses do not always follow the guidelines established. PMID:7820828

Nieweg, R M; de Boer, M; Dubbleman, R C; Gall, H E; Hesselman, G M; Lenssen, P C; van Maanen, L W; Majoor, P W; Ouwerkerk, J; Slegt, J H

1994-12-01

297

FIFTY YEARS OF THE SPECTRUM PROBLEM: SURVEY AND NEW RESULTS  

E-print Network

is always a spectrum. These innocent questions turned out to be seminal for the development of finite model first-order spectra and NP: Fagin's result 27 5.8. Further results and refinements 28 6. Approach III

Durand, Arnaud - �quipe de Logique Mathématique, Université Paris 7

298

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

E-print Network

processing. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 75?82. Cohen, I. L., Schmidt-Lackner, S., Romanczyk, R., & Sudhalter, V. (2003). The PDD Behavior Inventory: A rating scale for assessing response to intervention in children with pervasive... PARENT AND TEACHER REPORT: COMPARING RESULTS FROM THE SENSORY PROFILE AND SENSORY PROFILE SCHOOL COMPANION BY Copyright 2008 Jessica Saiter Clark Submitted to the graduate degree program in Occupational Therapy and the Graduate...

Clark, Jessica Saiter

2008-08-13

299

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

PubMed Central

Background The role of residents as educators is increasingly recognized, since it impacts residents, interns, medical students and other healthcare professionals. A widespread implementation of resident-as-teacher courses in developed countries' medical schools has occurred, with variable results. There is a dearth of information about this theme in developing countries. The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine has more than 50% of the residency programs' physician population in Mexico. This report describes a needs assessment survey for a resident as teacher program at our institution. Methods A cross-sectional descriptive survey was developed based on a review of the available literature and discussion by an expert multidisciplinary committee. The goal was to identify the residents' attitudes, academic needs and preferred educational strategies regarding resident-as-teacher activities throughout the residency. The survey was piloted and modified accordingly. The paper anonymous survey was sent to 7,685 residents, the total population of medical residents in UNAM programs in the country. Results There was a 65.7% return rate (5,186 questionnaires), a broad and representative sample of the student population. The residents felt they had knowledge and were competent in medical education, but the majority felt a need to improve their knowledge and skills in this discipline. Most residents (92.5%) felt that their role as educators of medical students, interns and other residents was important/very important. They estimated that 45.5% of their learning came from other residents. Ninety percent stated that it was necessary to be trained in teaching skills. The themes identified to include in the educational intervention were mostly clinically oriented. The educational strategies in order of preference were interactive lectures with a professor, small groups with a moderator, material available in a website for self-learning, printed material for self-study and homework, and small group web-based learning. Conclusions There is a large unmet need to implement educational interventions to improve residents' educational skills in postgraduate educational programs in developing countries. Most perceived needs of residents are practical and clinically oriented, and they prefer traditional educational strategies. Resident as teachers educational interventions need to be designed taking into account local needs and resources. PMID:20156365

2010-01-01

300

Stress and Burnout in Suburban Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A group of elementary and secondary suburban school teachers were administered a Likert-type Teacher Attitude Survey to assess the sources and extent of satisfaction, stress, and burnout. Satisfaction resulted from experiences that made teachers feel sensitive to and involved with students and colleagues. Excessive paperwork and unsuccessful…

Farber, Barry A.

1984-01-01

301

Understanding Elementary Teacher Motivations for Science Fieldtrips  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation sought to identify the motivations that comprise teachers' agendas when leading student fieldtrips to science museums or similar sites. A survey distributed to upper elementary teachers resulted in a variety of open-ended responses that were analyzed and coded to identify recurring themes. In addition, ten teachers planning to…

Kisiel, James

2005-01-01

302

Rural Education Preservice Training: A Survey of Public Teacher Training Institutions in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the degree to which teacher training programs in 4-year public colleges and universities include rural education as part of their teacher education program. Questionnaires were mailed to college of education deans and chairpersons at each of the 473 4-year public colleges and universities in the…

Barker, Bruce O.; Beckner, Weldon

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

304

Early childhood sexual development and sex education: A survey of attitudes of nursery school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a research study which aimed to investigate preschool teachers' attitudes and beliefs on certain matters of sexual development and sex education in early years. A questionnaire with closed and open questions was answered by 284 experienced nursery school teachers in Greece, working with children 3+ to 5+ years of age. Answers to closed questions were elaborated by

Alexandros Kakavoulis

1998-01-01

305

Survey of Indiana Music Teachers on Using Composition in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Strand, Katherine

2006-01-01

306

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

307

The Employability of Non-Native-Speaker Teachers of EFL: A UK Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The native speaker still has a privileged position in English language teaching, representing both the model speaker and the ideal teacher. Non-native-speaker teachers of English are often perceived as having a lower status than their native-speaking counterparts, and have been shown to face discriminatory attitudes when applying for teaching…

Clark, Elizabeth; Paran, Amos

2007-01-01

308

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

309

Radiological survey results at 5 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB018)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 5 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 and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

310

Radiological survey results at 20 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB013)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 20 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

311

Radiological survey results at 13 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB003)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 13 Congress 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.

Foley, R.D.; Uziel, M.S.

1992-07-01

312

Radiological survey results at 5 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB019)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 5 Porter 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 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 Site Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

313

Radiological survey results at 19 Wellman Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB024)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 19 Wellman Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The Purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium 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 Site Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

314

Radiological survey results at 8 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB009)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 8 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

315

Radiological survey results at 14 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB011)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 14 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

316

Radiological survey results at 6 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB008)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 6 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

317

Radiological survey results at 2 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB005)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 2 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples fore radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

318

Radiological survey results at 15 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB014)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 15 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

319

Radiological survey results at 12 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB010)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 12 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

320

Radiological survey results at 9 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB020)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 9 Porter 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 and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

321

Radiological survey results at 9 and 11 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB002)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 9 and 11 Congress 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 radionucldie concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

Foley, R.D.; Uziel, M.S.

1992-05-01

322

Radiological survey results at 2 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB007)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 2 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

323

Radiological survey results at 18 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB012)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 18 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium dust from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE mannerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

324

Professional Development Effects on Teacher Efficacy: Results of Randomized Field Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We designed a professional development (PD) program to increase the teacher efficacy of mathematics teachers. We randomly assigned 106 Grade 6 teachers in 1 school district to treatment and control conditions in a delayed-treatment design. The PD explicitly addressed 4 sources of teacher-efficacy information identified in social-cognition theory…

Ross, John; Bruce, Catherine

2007-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

326

Childbearing after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: results from an international survey  

E-print Network

1 Childbearing after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: results from an international having undergone previous cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy surgery (CRS) and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can improve survival in selected patients

Boyer, Edmond

327

Latest Results from the Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

TAOS operates four telescopes at Lulin Observatory in Central Taiwan to search for occultations of distant stars by small Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs). In this presentation, the TAOS project will be described and the latest results will be presented.

Lehner, M. J.; Zhang, Z.-W.; Wang, J.-H.; Alcock, C.; Axelrod, T.; Bianco, F. B.; Byun, Y.-I.; Chen, W. P.; Coehlo, N. K.; Cook, K. H.; de Pater, I.; Granados, A. P.; Kim, D.-W.; King, S.-K.; Lee, T.; Lissauer, J. J.; Marshall, S. L.; Protopapas, P.; Rice, J. A.; Schwamb, M. E.; Wang, S.-Y.; Wen, C.-Y.

2012-05-01

328

Cataract blindness in Turkmenistan: results of a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aim: To present results of a rapid assessment of cataract in Turkmenistan.Methods: 6120 eligible people of 50 years and older were selected by systematic random sampling from the whole of Turkmenistan. A total of 6011 people were examined (coverage 98.2%).Results: Cataract is the major cause of bilateral blindness (54%), followed by glaucoma (25%). The age and sex adjusted prevalence of

S Amansakhatov; Z P Volokhovskaya; A N Afanasyeva; H Limburg

2002-01-01

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim

2012-01-01

330

Quasi-elastic reactions: a survey on recent results  

SciTech Connect

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

Szilner, S.; Jelavic-Malenica, D.; Soic, N. [Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb (Croatia); Corradi, L.; Stefanini, A. M.; Fioretto, E.; Gadea, A.; Mason, P.; Mengoni, D.; Napoli, D. R.; Recchia, F.; Silvestri, R.; Sahin, E.; Valiente-Dobon, J. J. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Italy); Ur, C. A.; Beghini, S.; Farnea, E.; Lenzi, S. M.; Lunardi, S.; Montagnoli, G. [Universita di Padova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Padova (Italy)

2010-04-30

331

Effects of Testing Conditions on Conceptual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

332

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

PubMed

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

Maher, Dermot

2013-12-01

333

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-09-01

334

Survey on New Perkins Loan Proposal: NASFAA Survey Results Show Most Schools Oppose Proposed Perkins Loan Changes. Quick Scan Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than three-quarters of postsecondary institutions (79 percent) would prefer expanding the current Perkins Loan program rather than replacing it with the Direct Perkins Loan program being proposed in Congress, according to a recent survey of NASFAA-member schools. In fact, increasing unsubsidized Stafford Loan limits (80 percent) and lowering…

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

2009-01-01

335

A Survey of Rural Schools in Montana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes results of a 1981 survey of 162 small rural schools in Montana. Notes that teachers cited educational finance as the main rural education problem and that Montana's rural teachers receive few incentives. Reports results pertaining to preparing teachers for rural settings, curriculum development, school-community relationships, and…

Gardener, Clark E.

1984-01-01

336

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

337

Teacher Educators' ICT Competencies, Usage, and Perceptions E?itim Fakültesi Ö?retim Elemanlarinin BT Yeterlilikleri, Kullanimlari ve Algilari  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents survey findings about teacher educators' perceptions about ICT integration into teacher education programs, their perceived ICT competencies and their ICT usage in their courses. The data were collected through a questionnaire from 111 teacher educators in 18 schools of teacher education (STE) and through interview with 6 teacher educators in 3 STE. The results indicated that most

Soner Yildirim; Zahide Yildirim

338

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

339

Radiological survey results at 15 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts (VB004)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 15 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. 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.

Foley, R.D.; Uziel, M.S.

1992-07-01

340

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

341

Difficulties Facing the Beginning Arab Teacher in the First Year as a Result of Personal Factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study deals with difficulties facing the beginning Arab teacher. The theoretical framework is based on the analysis of Veenman (1984). Veenman points out 24 difficulties that beginning teachers face. These difficulties have been classified into eight according to their importance. The aim of the research is to identify the difficulties of the beginning Arab teacher and to predict his

Muhamad Hugerat

342

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph Reynolds; Sonia Kreidenweis; Louis Theodore

1983-01-01

343

How Are We Doing? Results of the February 2001 Employee Survey District-Wide Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses the results of a 2001 employee survey for Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) (California). The survey gathered information on employee perceptions and satisfaction with their current positions and the services provided by their community college and the district. A total of 1,462 LRCCD employees responded to the…

Beachler, Judy

344

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.

345

Recent Results from the Deepest Chandra Surveys: Adventuring Through the Distant X-ray Universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The deepest Chandra surveys, such as the Chandra Deep Fields, continue to provide fascinating insights about active galactic nuclei (AGNs), starburst & normal galaxies, groups & clusters, and large-scale structures in the distant X-ray universe. I will briefly review the status of these surveys and describe some key recent results flowing from them. Topics covered will include (1) new constraints

Niel Brandt

2008-01-01

346

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.

347

Software process improvement via ISO 9000? Results of two surveys among European software houses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents the results of two surveys among European software houses. One of the goals was to find out whether software companies have actually achieved software process improvements via ISO 9000. The first survey was conducted among 20 German software houses that have received an ISO 9001 certificate. The study focuses on five elements of an ISO 9000 quality system: code

Dirk Stelzer; Werner Mellis; Georg Herzwurm

1996-01-01

348

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

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a first look at results 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. The report presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol,…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011

2011-01-01

350

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, J. L.; Harmon, T.

2010-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Belogolovsky, Elena; Somech, Anit

2010-01-01

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simpson, Kevin

2009-01-01

353

Science Teacher Leaders: Exploring Practices and Potential  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Stinson, John Kevin

354

Factors Affecting Early Elementary (K-4) Teachers' Introduction of the Nature of Science: A National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A researcher-developed questionnaire regarding the importance and developmental appropriateness of 12 specific elements of the nature of science (Alshamrani, 2008) for early elementary (kindergarten through fourth grade [K-4]) science instruction was mailed to a random sample of U.S. K-4 teachers. At least half (N = 377) of the respondents…

Sweeney, Sophia Jean

2010-01-01

355

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

356

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

357

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

358

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

359

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 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...

2010-01-01

360

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

361

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

362

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

...2014-01-01 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...

2014-01-01

363

EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF FRUSTRATED SPIN GLASSES: A SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL RESULTS 1  

E-print Network

EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF FRUSTRATED SPIN GLASSES: A SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL RESULTS 1 1994. 1 #12; 1 Introduction and physical motivations Equilibrium statistical mechanics and numerically. From the mathematical point of view, equilibrium statistical mechanics is a logically closed

364

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

E-print Network

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Sonny Bono Salton to Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. Photo

365

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 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...

2011-01-01

366

Aspects of annoyance due to noise of road traffic. Survey results at 10 sites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of surveys per highway site are given. A discussion is given of factors studied such as contribution of various noise sources, variation of noise levels at different sites, times and activities disturbed, and noise level and annoyance.

1981-01-01

367

Practices and perspectives on building integrated data repositories: results from a 2010 CTSA survey  

PubMed Central

Clinical integrated data repositories (IDRs) are poised to become a foundational element of biomedical and translational research by providing the coordinated data sources necessary to conduct retrospective analytic research and to identify and recruit prospective research subjects. The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium's Informatics IDR Group conducted a survey of 2010 consortium members to evaluate recent trends in IDR implementation and use to support research between 2008 and 2010. A web-based survey based in part on a prior 2008 survey was developed and deployed to 46 national CTSA centers. A total of 35 separate organizations completed the survey (74%), representing 28 CTSAs and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Survey results suggest that individual organizations are progressing in their approaches to the development, management, and use of IDRs as a means to support a broad array of research. We describe the major trends and emerging practices below. PMID:22437072

Wyatt, Matt C; Schuff, Robert; Tenenbaum, Jessica D; Anderson, Nick

2012-01-01

368

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

369

The Vista Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV) ESO Public Survey: Current Status and First Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vista Variables in the Vía Láctea (VVV) is an ESO Public Survey that is performing a variability survey of the Galactic bulge and part of the inner disk using ESO's Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). The survey covers 520 { deg}^2 of sky area in the ZYJHK_S filters, for a total observing time of 1929 hours, including ˜ 10^9 point sources and an estimated ˜ 10^6 variable stars. Here we describe the current status of the VVV Survey, in addition to a variety of new results based on VVV data, including light curves for variable stars, newly discovered globular clusters, open clusters, and associations. A set of reddening-free indices based on the ZYJHK_S system is also introduced. Finally, we provide an overview of the VVV Templates Project, whose main goal is to derive well-defined light curve templates in the near-IR, for the automated classification of VVV light curves.

Catelan, M.; Minniti, D.; Lucas, P. W.; Alonso-García, J.; Angeloni, R.; Beamín, J. C.; Bonatto, C.; Borissova, J.; Contreras, C.; Cross, N.; Dékáany, I.; Emerson, J. P.; Eyheramendy, S.; Geisler, D.; González-Solares, E.; Helminiak, K. G.; Hempel, M.; Irwin, M. J.; Ivanov, V. D.; Jordán, A.; Kerins, E.; Kurtev, R.; Mauro, F.; Moni Bidin, C.; Navarrete, C.; Pérez, P.; Pichara, K.; Read, M.; Rejkuba, M.; Saito, R. K.; Sale, S. E.; Toledo, I.

2011-08-01

370

FIRBACK Far Infrared Survey with ISO: Data Reduction, Analysis and First Results  

E-print Network

FIRBACK is one of the deepest cosmological surveys performed in the far infrared, using ISOPHOT. We describe this survey, its data reduction and analysis. We present the maps of fields at 175 microns. We point out some first results: source identifications with radio and mid infrared, and source counts at 175 microns. These two results suggest that half of the FIRBACK sources are probably at redshifts greater than 1. We also present briefly the large follow-up program.

Herve Dole; Guilaine Lagache; Jean-Loup Puget; Richard Gispert; H. Aussel; F. R. Bouchet; C. Ciliegi; D. L. Clements; C. Cesarsky; F-X Desert; D. Elbaz; A. Franceschini; B. Guiderdoni; M. Harwit; R. Laureijs; D. Lemke; R. McMahon; A. F. M. Moorwood; S. Oliver; W. T. Reach; M. Rowan-Robinson; M. Stickel

1999-02-08

371

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

372

[Sexual abuse at schools in Cameroon: results of a survey-action program in Yaounde].  

PubMed

The purpose of this questionnaire-based study was to determine the incidence of sexual abuse in schools in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to assess the extent of teacher involvement in such acts and to provide children an opportunity to come forward with their experiences. The author hypothesized that the number of sexual abuse victims was increasing and that the most frequent abusers were teachers, school staff, and classmates. To check this hypothesis, a total of 1710 questionnaires were sent to 10 public and private secondary schools between January 4 and April 30, 1999. The response rate was 98.7%. A total of 269 students reported being sexual abused before the age of 16 for an overall incidence of 15.9%. There were 74 boys (27.5%) and 195 girls (72.5%) with a mean age 11.6 years (range 4 to 15 years) at the time of abuse. Sexual abuse involved rape in 38.7% of cases, fondling in 54.6% and pornographic scenes in 6.7%. Of the 274 sexual abusers identified, 86.5% were men and 13.5% were women. Sexual abuse took place within the family in 31.4% of cases and outside the family setting 68.6%. Sexual abuse occurred in a school setting in approximately 15% of cases and involved classmates in approximately 30%. The alleged extrafamilial abusers were teachers in 7.9% of cases and tutors in 7.6%. Survey data supports the working hypothesis of this study and warrants implementation of a program to prevent sexual abuse in schools. PMID:12038181

Menick, D Mbassa

2002-01-01

373

Learning with classroom videos: conception and first results of an online teacher-training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the framework of a yearlong teacher education program we examined the conditions and effectiveness of learning with\\u000a classroom videos. In online phases and face-to-face sessions (blended learning), 20 teachers from two different countries.\\u000a (Germany and Switzerland) analyzed videos of their own mathlessons and math-lessons of other teachers. Using different instruments,\\u000a the training program was evaluated from a scientific perspective.

Kathrin Krammer; Nadja Ratzka; Eckhard Klieme; Frank Lipowsky; Christine Pauli; Kurt Reusser

2006-01-01

374

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

375

Accusations of Teacher Sexual Abuse of Students in Ontario Schools: Some Preliminary Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys of teacher unions and school administrators examined teacher sexual abuse of elementary students in Ontario (Canada) 1987-92. Results indicate that accusations, charges, and convictions were few; the acquittal rate for teachers was high; and a number of teachers were falsely accused of sexual abuse each year. Includes administrator…

Dolmage, W. Rod

1995-01-01

376

A survey of pre-service primary teachers' experiences of science in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1990, a large proportion of third year primary trainee teachers at Victoria College had observed or taught very few or\\u000a no science lessons during the first two years of their course. The students felt that a lack of content knowledge, a crowded\\u000a school curriculum, and problems associated with managing resources and equipment, were the main factors contributing to the

Alison Grindrod; Andrea Klindworth; Marjory-Dore Martin; Russell Tytler

1991-01-01

377

TEACHER ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM, DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM AND RESULTS AND CURRICULUM GUIDE. FINAL REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE TEACHER ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM WAS A JOINT EFFORT BY CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, CUYAHOGA COUNTY WELFARE DEPARTMENT, AND THE CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION TO TRAIN 80 WELFARE CLIENTS, IN A FIVE MONTH PROGRAM, AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER AIDES IN THE CLEVELAND SCHOOL SYSTEM, TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME SELF SUPPORTING, AND TO DEVELOP AND…

GAINES, EDITH; AND OTHERS

378

Teacher Candidates' Changing Perceptions of Urban Schools: Results of a 4-Year Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated changes in teacher candidates' perceptions of teaching in urban schools as they completed a 4-year teacher education program. Candidates were asked to respond in writing to two questions: "What are your concerns about teaching in an urban school?" and "What are the advantages of teaching in an urban school?" Data were…

Conaway, Betty J.; Browning, Larry J.; Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara

2007-01-01

379

Results of the Salish Projects: Summary and Implications for Science Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science teaching and teacher education in the U.S.A. have been of great national interest recently due to a severe shortage of science (and mathematics) teachers who do not hold strong qualifications in their fields of study. Unfortunately we lack a rigorous research base that helps inform solid practices about various models or elements of…

Yager, Robert E.; Simmons, Patricia

2013-01-01

380

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

381

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

382

Polarimetric survey of main-belt asteroids. IV. New results from the first epoch of the CASLEO survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: We present results of a polarimetric survey of main-belt asteroids at Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito (CASLEO), San Juan, Argentina. The aims of this survey are to increase the database of asteroid polarimetry, to estimate diversity in polarimetric properties of asteroids that belong to different taxonomic classes, and to search for objects that exhibit anomalous polarimetric properties. Methods: The data were obtained using the Torino and CASPROF polarimeters at the 2.15m telescope. The Torino polarimeter is an instrument that allows simultaneous measurement of polarization in five different bands, and the CASPROF polarimeter is a two-hole aperture polarimeter with rapid modulation. Results: The survey began in 1995, and until 2012 data on a large sample of asteroids were obtained. We here present and analyze the unpublished results for 129 asteroids of different taxonomic types, 56 which were polarimetrically observed for the first time. We find that the asteroids (402) Chloe and (729) Watsonia are Barbarians, and asteroid (269) Justitia shows a phase - polarization curve that seems to have a small inversion angle. Data obtained in UBVRI colors allow us to sketch an analysis of the wavelength dependence of the degree of linear polarization for 31 asteroids, in spite of some large error bars in some cases. Based on observations carried out at the Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito, operated under agreement between the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la República Argentina and the National Universities of La Plata, Córdoba, and San Juan.Table 1 is only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/569/A122

Gil-Hutton, R.; Cellino, A.; Bendjoya, Ph.

2014-09-01

383

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

384

Teacher Burnout--Small and Rural School Style.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the background, procedure, analysis, and results of a survey of 348 K-12 teachers in western Minnesota to identify indicators of teacher burnout such as stress and job-related unhappiness among respondents. Notes widespread dissatisfaction with teaching in small rural communities, especially among men and among teachers aged 41-50. (SB)

Rottier, Jerry; And Others

1983-01-01

385

Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Benzer, Ahmet

2012-01-01

386

Net-friends: Adolescents' attitudes and experiences vs. teachers' concerns  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study has three chief purposes: (1) identify Taiwan adolescents’ attitudes and experiences regarding their online relationships, (2) understand teachers’ attitudes and concerns about students’ online relationships, and (3) investigate the discrepancies between students and teachers on these issues. The researchers surveyed 494 middle and high school students in Taiwan and interviewed 21 teachers as well. The results indicated that

Chien Chou; Hsinyi Peng

2007-01-01

387

Teacher Power Perceptions: Curriculum Politics in Three Suburban School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers' perceptions of power to influence curriculum policy were surveyed over 120 teachers in three suburban school districts of varying socioeconomic levels. Results suggested insecurity among teachers as they perceived themselves subject to sanctions by school superintendents and school boards. (Author/GSK)

Duane, Edward A.; And Others

1980-01-01

388

Solving the Problem of Teacher Quality, Part 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's shortage of talented teachers--possibly a cyclical phenomenon--results largely from low teacher salaries, many survey indicate; moreover, a computer simulation confirms, recent institutional decisions aggravate the problem. Consequently, reforms that focus exclusively on teacher training practices and/or certification must ultimately fail.…

Weaver, W. Timothy

1984-01-01

389

Burnout among Special Education Teachers and Perceptions of Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 298 teachers found a relationship between burnout and teachers' perceptions of support from administrators and parents. It also found differing perceptions of support by teachers in urban, rural, and suburban locales. Results suggest the need for special education administrators to provide explicit support for special education…

Zabel, Robert H.; Zabel, Mary Kay

2002-01-01

390

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

391

A Pilot School Health Survey to Study the Incidence of Common Disorders in Primary School Children and the Role of Teachers in the School Health Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary A pilot school health survey was carried out in six schools in Gombak District, Selangor. Schools were stratified into urban and rural and then into Chinese, Tamil and National type schools and primary school children were selected by systematic random sampling. Selected students were subjected to a general health appraisal including vision and hearing tests by teachers, nurses and

Jalan Pahang

392

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

393

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

394

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

395

The Need for European Union Information amongst Women in the United Kingdom: Results of a Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the results of an exploratory survey by questionnaire distributed through a variety of information agencies, designed to investigate United Kingdom women's information needs and patterns of information-seeking behavior in relation to the European Union. Results explore women's attitudes to information and its value in a variety of life…

Marcella, Rita

2001-01-01

396

Teachers’ perceptions of school quality and effectiveness: improving schools using staff attitude surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Focuses on school staff as part of the authors’ work involving surveys of pupils, parents and staff in a range of school planning and improvement strategies. Believes there is a danger that assumptions will be made about what staff think of the school. It is important to have mechanisms to gather genuine views rather than making such assumptions. An honest

Brent Davies; Linda Ellison

1997-01-01

397

Surveying Instruments: Their History and Classroom Use. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 19 [1947].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first four chapters trace the history of surveying instruments from beginnings in Egypt, China, and Babylonia to Greece and Rome, then Europe, Islam, and India and finally in the Renaissance in Europe. The organization of these chapters is generally by the major areas of leveling instruments, right-angle instruments, staff combinations, and…

Kiely, Edmond R.

398

A Survey of Secondary Level Teachers' Opinions on Community-Based Instruction and Inclusive Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 65 secondary and postsecondary-education special educators found that they supported both community-based instruction and inclusive education and believed students benefited from each. The implications of the findings are discussed, with an emphasis on basing educational programming on the student's needs, wishes, and interests.…

Agran, Martin; Snow, Kimberly; Swaner, Jayne

1999-01-01

399

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

400

Towards Harmonisation of Critical Laboratory Result Management - Review of the Literature and Survey of Australasian Practices  

PubMed Central

Timely release and communication of critical test results may have significant impact on medical decisions and subsequent patient outcomes. Laboratories therefore have an important responsibility and contribution to patient safety. Certification, accreditation and regulatory bodies also require that laboratories follow procedures to ensure patient safety, but there is limited guidance on best practices. In Australasia, no specific requirements exist in this area and critical result reporting practices have been demonstrated to be heterogeneous worldwide. Recognising the need for agreed standards and critical limits, the AACB started a quality initiative to harmonise critical result management throughout Australasia. The first step toward harmonisation is to understand current laboratory practices. Fifty eight Australasian laboratories responded to a survey and 36 laboratories shared their critical limits. Findings from this survey are compared to international practices reviewed in various surveys conducted elsewhere. For the successful operation of a critical result management system, critical tests and critical limits must be defined in collaboration with clinicians. Reporting procedures must include how critical results are identified; who can report and who can receive critical results; what is an acceptable timeframe within which results must be delivered or, if reporting fails, what escalation procedures should follow; what communication channels or systems should be used; what should be recorded and how; and how critical result procedures should be maintained and evaluated to assess impact on outcomes. In this paper we review the literature of current standards and recommendations for critical result management. Key elements of critical result reporting are discussed in view of the findings of various national surveys on existing laboratory practices, including data from our own survey in Australasia. Best practice recommendations are made that laboratories are expected to follow in order to provide high quality and safe service to patients. PMID:23267247

Campbell, CA; Horvath, AR

2012-01-01

401

First Results from the HI Jodrell All Sky Survey: Inclination-Dependent Selection Effects in a 21-cm Blind Survey  

E-print Network

Details are presented of the HI Jodrell All Sky Survey (HIJASS). HIJASS is a blind neutral hydrogen (HI) survey of the northern sky, being conducted using the multibeam receiver on the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank. HIJASS covers the velocity range -3500 km/s to 10000 km/s with a velocity resolution of 18.1 km/s and a spatial positional accuracy of ~2.5 arcmin. Thus far about 1115 sq deg have been surveyed. We describe the methods of detecting galaxies within the HIJASS data and of measuring their HI parameters. The properties of the resulting HI-selected sample of galaxies are described. Of the 222 sources so far confirmed, 170 (77 per cent) are clearly associated with a previously catalogued galaxy. A further 23 sources (10 percent) lie close (within 6 arcmin) to a previously catalogued galaxy for which no previous redshift exists. A further 29 sources (13 per cent) do not appear to be associated with any previously catalogued galaxy. The distributions of peak flux, integrated flux, HI mass and cz are discussed. We show, using the HIJASS data, that HI self-absorption is a significant, but often overlooked, effect in galaxies with large inclination angles to the line of sight. Properly accounting for it could increase the derived HI mass density of the local Universe by at least 25 per cent. The effect this will have on the shape of the HI Mass Function will depend on how self-absorption affects galaxies of different morphological types and HI masses. We also show that galaxies with small inclinations to the line of sight may also be excluded from HI-selected samples, since many such galaxies will have observed linewidths which are too narrow for them to be distinguished from narrow-band radio frequency interference.

R. H. Lang; P. J. Boyce; V. A. Kilborn; R. F. Minchin; M. J. Disney; C. A. Jordan; M. Grossi; D. A. Garcia; K. C. Freeman; S. Phillipps; A. E. Wright

2003-02-17

402

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

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First results from the HI Jodrell All Sky Survey: inclination-dependent selection effects in a 21-cm blind survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Details are presented of the HI Jodrell All Sky Survey (HIJASS). HIJASS is a blind neutral hydrogen (HI) survey of the northern sky (? > 22°), being conducted using the multibeam receiver on the Lovell Telescope (full width at half-maximum beamwidth 12 arcmin) at Jodrell Bank. HIJASS covers the velocity range -3500 to 10 000 km s-1, with a velocity resolution of 18.1 km s-1 and spatial positional accuracy of ~2.5 arcmin. Thus far about 1115 deg2 of sky have been surveyed. The average rms noise during the early part of the survey was around 16 mJy beam-1. Following the first phase of the Lovell Telescope upgrade (in 2001), the rms noise is now around 13 mJy beam-1. We describe the methods of detecting galaxies within the HIJASS data and of measuring their HI parameters. The properties of the resulting HI-selected sample of galaxies are described. Of the 222 sources so far confirmed, 170 (77 per cent) are clearly associated with a previously catalogued galaxy. A further 23 sources (10 per cent) lie close (within 6 arcmin) to a previously catalogued galaxy for which no previous redshift exists. A further 29 sources (13 per cent) do not appear to be associated with any previously catalogued galaxy. The distributions of peak flux, integrated flux, HI mass and cz are discussed. We show, using the HIJASS data, that HI self-absorption is a significant, but often overlooked, effect in galaxies with large inclination angles to the line of sight. Properly accounting for it could increase the derived HI mass density of the local Universe by at least 25 per cent. The effect that this will have on the shape of the HI mass function will depend on how self-absorption affects galaxies of different morphological types and HI masses. We also show that galaxies with small inclinations to the line of sight may also be excluded from HI-selected samples, since many such galaxies will have observed velocity widths that are too narrow for them to be distinguished from narrow-band radio-frequency interference. This effect will become progressively more serious for galaxies with smaller intrinsic velocity widths. If, as we might expect, galaxies with smaller intrinsic velocity widths have smaller HI masses, then compensating for this effect could significantly steepen the faint-end slope of the derived HI mass function.

Lang, Robert H.; Boyce, Peter J.; Kilborn, Virginia A.; Minchin, Robert F.; Disney, Michael J.; Jordan, Christine A.; Grossi, Marco; Garcia, Diego A.; Freeman, Ken C.; Phillipps, Steven; Wright, Alan E.

2003-07-01

404

Patterns of knowledge and condom use among population groups: results from the 2005 Ethiopian behavioral surveillance surveys on HIV  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Behavioral surveys help interpret the magnitude of HIV\\/AIDS. We analyzed indicators of knowledge on HIV\\/AIDS and condom use among sub populations selected for behavioral surveillance in Ethiopia. METHODS: We used 2005 HIV\\/AIDS behavioral data from ten target groups. These were female sex workers, defense forces, police force, pastoralists, truck drivers, intercity bus drivers, road construction workers, teachers, factory workers

Getnet M Kassie; Damen H Mariam; Amy O Tsui

2008-01-01

405

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

406

New results from the first exoplanet survey in the Canadian High Arctic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present new results from the first search for transiting exoplanets undertaken from the High Arctic: the AWCam (Arctic Wide-field Cameras) survey. The survey, which has been operating for 2.5 years, is based at 80 degrees North on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic. The small telescopes monitor 70,000 bright stars in a several-hundred square-degree region around Polaris, with milli-magnitude photometric precision, and are capable of discovering giant planets around 10,000 bright, nearby solar-type stars. We present the first longterm monitoring results from the AWCams, including an assessment of the site characteristics and the systems' long-term performance. The High-Arctic site provided excellent survey efficiency, without diurnal windowing and largely uninterrupted by clouds. Useful data was obtained over the entire survey field 71% of the time; the sky was clear 62% of the time. One pristine clear, dark period in winter 2012/13 persisted for 480 hours. In 2012/13 we recorded a period of 480 hours of continuous photometric conditions, attaining 3-4 millimag photometric stability over the entire period. We report the long-term photometric performance of the AWCam systems and detail the discovery of a bright (V=8) low-amplitude eclipsing binary. Finally, we present a concept for an extremely-wide-field arctic survey based on the Evryscope telescope-array design.

Law, Nicholas M.; Carlberg, Raymond; Fors, Octavi; Steinbring, Eric; Ngan, Wayne; Wulfken, Philip; Pedersen, Bjorn; Maire, Jérôme; Sivanandam, Suresh

2014-07-01

407

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

408

Challenges for medical educators: Results of a survey among members of the German association for medical education  

PubMed Central

Background: Despite the increasing interest in medical education in the German-speaking countries, there is currently no information available on the challenges which medical educators face. To address this problem, we carried out a web-based survey among the members of the Association for Medical Education (Gesellschaft für medizinische Ausbildung, GMA). Methods: A comprehensive survey was carried out on the need for further qualifications, expertise and the general conditions of medical educators in Germany. As part of this study, the educators were asked to list the three main challenges which they faced and which required urgent improvement. The results were analysed by means of qualitative content analysis. Results: The questionnaire was completed by 147 of the 373 members on the GMA mailing list (response rate: 39%). The educators named a total of 346 challenges and emphasised the following areas: limited academic recognition for engagement in teaching (53.5% of educators), insufficient institutional (31.5%) and financial support (28.4%), a curriculum in need of reform (22.8%), insufficient time for teaching assignments (18,9%), inadequate teacher competence in teaching methods (18.1%), restricted faculty development programmes (18.1%), limited networking within the institution (11.0%), lack of teaching staff (10.2%), varying preconditions of students (8.7%), insufficient recognition and promotion of medical educational research (5.5%), extensive assessment requirements (4.7%), and the lack of role models within medical education (3.2%). Conclusion: The medical educators found the biggest challenges which they faced to be limited academic recognition and insufficient institutional and financial support. Consequently, improvements should be implemented to address these issues. PMID:24062818

Huwendiek, Sören; Hahn, Eckhart G.; Tönshoff, Burkhard; Nikendei, Christoph

2013-01-01

409

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.

410

Caries prevalence and tooth loss in Hungarian adult population: results of a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Oral health is basicly important for the well-being of people. Thus, it is strongly suggested to organize epidemiological surveys in order to gain representative data on oral condition of the given population. The purpose of the cross-sectional study was to determine the results on tooth loss and caries prevalence of Hungarian adults in different age groups. METHODS: Altogether 4606

Melinda Madléna; Péter Hermann; Marianna Jáhn; Pál Fejérdy

2008-01-01

411

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

412

Quantified security is a weak hypothesis: a critical survey of results and assumptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically surveys previous work on quantitative representation and analysis of security. Such quantified security has been presented as a general approach to precisely assess and control security. We classify a significant part of the work between 1981 and 2008 with respect to security perspective, target of quantification, underlying assumptions and type of validation. The result shows how the

Vilhelm Verendel

2009-01-01

413

Assessing emerging ICT-enabled governance models in European cities: results from a mapping survey  

E-print Network

Assessing emerging ICT-enabled governance models in European cities: results from a mapping survey processes at city level in the EU by looking at what new ICT- enabled governance models are emerging in European cities and what are their key socio-economic implications. In this preliminary phase efforts have

Boyer, Edmond

414

Effects of Ritual Abuse: The Results of Three Surveys in the Netherlands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys of parents of 87 Dutch children (ages 3-10) involved in multiple victim/multiple perpetrator sexual abuse investigated the children's behavior 2 years and 7 years after disclosure. Thirty-nine percent of the children changed as a result of the abuse and 7% showed signs of severe behavioral disorders. (Author/CR)

Jonker, Fred; Jonker-Bakker, Ietje

1997-01-01

415

Neuroticism and Physical Disorders Among Adults in the Community: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine the association between neuroticism and physical disorders among adults in the United States, data were drawn from the National Comorbidity Survey (n = 5877). Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to examine the relationship between neuroticism and physical disorders among adults in the community, adjusting for differences in demographic characteristics and comorbid mental disorders.Results indicated that neuroticism was

Renee D. Goodwin; Brian J. Cox; Ian Clara

2006-01-01

416

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

417

Russian grant-holders opinion on competitive funding: Results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes results of a survey conducted among the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant-holders. The aim of this paper is to examine the attitude of grant holders to new multi-channel funding system and to assess its significance for Russian scientists involved in research in natural and applied sciences. It is a first attempt to get a fair

Valentina Markusova; Valdimir Minin; Alexandr Libkind; Michael Arapov

2001-01-01

418

LORNA SUNDBERG INTERNATIONAL CENTER 2013 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS SURVEY RESULTS  

E-print Network

more of, cooking programs received the most votes and arts and crafts from different culturesLORNA SUNDBERG INTERNATIONAL CENTER 2013 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS SURVEY RESULTS Each month, the International Center (IC) provides on average seven to nine events ­ cultural demonstrations and activities

Acton, Scott

419

Bird community as an indicator of biodiversity: results from quantitative surveys in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This short review presents the results obtained in several localities of Brazil on the composition of forest bird communities. Data were collected since the late 80's, after we introduced a new methodology of quantitative survey, based on acoustic identification and unlimited-radius point census. Although these data are still scattered, they show uniquely precise and coherently comparative patterns of composition of

JACQUES M. E. VIELLIARD

2000-01-01

420

WATER QUALITY OF PANTHER CREEK IDAHO: 1985 PILOT SURVEY AND BIOASSAY 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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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...

422

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

423

Family caregiving in the Pacific Rim: results of a survey conducted in California, Shanghai and Beijing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares the results of a survey conducted in California and China, specifically in the areas of Shanghai and Beijing, on family caregiving (N = 2200). Both descriptive and multivariate methods of analysis were used to examine similarities and differences in the ways in which primary caregivers and their families were impacted by caregiving. Significant differences were found in areas such

Pamela Arnsberger; Xiulan Zhang; Patrick Fox; Shixun Gui

2008-01-01

424

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

E-print Network

: U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. #12;ii Contents AcknowledgmentsNational Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Necedah National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon

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

E-print Network

: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. #12;ii Contents AcknowledgmentsNational Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N

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November 13th SEM Conference, Nov 2012 (Advising and Graduate Supervision) Survey Results Page 1  

E-print Network

November 13th 2013 Survey Results #12;SEM Conference, Nov 2012 (Advising and Graduate Supervision a Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Conference with the goal of facilitating discussion about advising and graduate supervision and the implementation of the SEM plan at the local level. The day-long conference

Barthelat, Francois

427

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

E-print Network

National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller We have seen such an amazing number of birds and animals on our trips to Turnbull. I can

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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

430

The Effect of Care Setting on Elder Abuse: Results from a Michigan Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares abuse rates for elders age 60 and older in three care settings: nursing home, paid home care, and assisted living. The results are based on a 2005 random-digit dial survey of relatives of, or those responsible for, a person in long-term care. Nursing homes have the highest rates of all types of abuse, although paid home care

Connie Page; Tom Conner; Artem Prokhorov; Yu Fang; Lori Post

2009-01-01

431

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

432

Results of the radiological survey at the Town of Tonawanda Landfill, Tonawanda, New York (TNY001)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at the Town of Tonawanda Landfill, Tonawanda, New York. The survey was performed in September 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if radioactive materials from work performed under government contract at the Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation, Tonawanda, New York, had been deposited in the landfill. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey suggest that material originating at the Linde plant may have been deposited in the landfill. Soil samples S54 and B12 contained technologically enhanced levels of [sup 238]U not unlike the product formerly produced by the Linde plant. In contrast, samples B4A, B5A and B7B, containing elevated concentrations of [sup 226]Ra and [sup 230]Th with much lower concentrations of [sup 238]U, were similar to the residue or byproduct of the refinery operation conducted at the Linde plant. In 24 instances, soil samples from the Town of Tonawanda Landfill exceeded DOE guideline values for [sup 238]U, [sup 226]Ra, and/or [sup 230]Th in surface or subsurface soil. Nine of these samples contained radionuclide concentrations more than 30 times the guideline value.

Rodriguez, R.E.; Murray, M.E.; Uziel, M.S.

1992-10-01

433

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

E-print Network

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 deg$^2$ covering the main body of the Small Magellanic Cloud (32 deg$^2$), the Bridge that connects it to the Large Magellanic Cloud (30 deg$^2$) and a small part of the Magellanic Stream (2 deg$^2$). Our $g,r,i,H_{\\alpha}$ photometry is able to resolve individual stars down to magnitudes well below the main-sequence turnoff 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; 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

2014-01-01

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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

435

Institutional Policies and Practices: Results From the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty, Institution Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released this week from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this 138-page publication reports results from a survey of 960 institutions and is part of the 1999 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty. The report gives data on types of instructors (full-time, part-time, teaching assistant, etc.), gender, ethnicity, and salaries and how these numbers have changed over time. NCES found that 71 percent of undergraduate courses are taught by full time faculty, 27 percent by part-time faculty, and 1 percent by teaching assistants (14 percent in public research institutions). The survey also found that 45 percent of faculty were part-time, and only 53 percent of institutions contribute to benefits for part-time faculty (who worked, according to the survey, an average of 36.9 hours a week). This report should be of great interest to anyone tracking changes in university employment.

2001-01-01

436

Radiological Survey Results for the Niagara Mohawk Right-of-Way, Tonawanda, New York (TNY004)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey of a small portion of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation right-of-way in Tonawanda, New York. The purpose of the survey was to determine if radioactive residuals had migrated from or been redistributed onto the Niagara Mohawk right-of-way from the former Linde property to the west. The Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation, Tonawanda New York, had used radioactive materials at that location for work performed under government contract from 1942 through 1948. The survey was performed in May 1996 in response to Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) requirements. These requirements dictate that the radiological status of certain vicinity properties shall be assessed and documented according to prescribed procedures prior to certification of the property for release for unrestricted use. Such release can only be granted if the property is found to be within current applicable authorized limits. The survey included a gamma scan of accessible areas and the collection and radionuclide analysis of soil samples from the portion of right-of-way located east of the former Linde plant site and north of the railway spur entrance gate. Results of the survey indicate that radioactive material probably originating from the Linde plant is located on the Niagara Mohawk right-of-way in the area surveyed. Surface gamma exposure rates were elevated above typical background levels. Four scattered surface soil samples exceeded DOE guideline values for {sup 238}U, and 8 of 13 surface soil samples exceeded DOE guideline values for {sup 226}Ra. The radionuclide distribution in these samples was similar to that found in materials resulting from former processing activities at the Linde site. It is recommended that the property be designated for remedial action by DOE.

McKenzie, S.P.; Uziel, M.S.

1998-11-01

437

A Standards-Based Professional Development Program and the Resulting Impact on Two Sixth Grade Teachers' Classroom Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2000, California introduced science content standards as part of an across the curriculum reform. This presented a special challenge for elementary teachers due to an increased emphasis on math and language arts, and limited science background and resources. This two year qualitative study looks at a professional development program that resulted from collaboration between a university and an elementary

Debra Lynn Bereki

2010-01-01

438

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

439

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

440

Medical Students' Clinical Skills Do Not Match Their Teachers' Expectations: Survey at Zagreb University School of Medicine, Croatia  

PubMed Central

Aim To evaluate self-assessed level of clinical skills of graduating medical students at Zagreb University School of Medicine and compare them with clinical skill levels expected by their teachers and those defined by a criterion standard. Method The study included all medical students (n?=?252) graduating from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in the 2004-2005 academic year and faculty members (n?=?129) teaching clinical skills. The participants completed anonymous questionnaire listing 99 clinical skills divided into nine groups. Students were asked to assess their clinical skills on a 0-5 scale, and faculty members were asked to assess the minimum necessary level of clinical skills expected from graduating medical students, using the same 0-5 scale. We compared the assessment scores of faculty members with students’ self-assessment scores. Participants were grouped according to their descriptive characteristics for further comparison. Results The response rate was 91% for students and 70% for faculty members. Students’ self-assessment scores in all nine groups of clinical skills ranged from 2.2?±?0.8 to 3.8?±?0.5 and were lower than those defined by the criterion standard (3.0-4.0) and those expected by teachers (from 3.1?±?1.0 to 4.4?±?0.5) (P<0.001 for all). Students who had additional clinical skills training had higher scores in all groups of skills, ranging from 2.6?±?0.9 to 4.0?±?0.5 (P<0.001 for all). Male students had higher scores than female students in emergency (P<0.001), neurology (P?=?0.017), ear, nose, and throat (P?=?0.002), urology (P?=?0.003), and surgery skills (P?=?0.002). Teachers’ expectations did not vary according to their sex, academic position, or specialty. Conclusion Students’ self-assessed level of clinical skills was lower than that expected by their teachers. Education during clinical rotations is not focused on acquiring clinical skills, and additional clinical skills training has a positive influence on students’ self-assessed level of clinical skills. There was no consensus among teachers on the required level of students’ clinical skills. PMID:16489711

Sicaja, Mario; Romic, Dominik; Prka, Zeljko

2006-01-01

441

Spitzer Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud, Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) I: Overview and Initial Results  

E-print Network

We are performing a uniform and unbiased, ~7x7 degrees imaging survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), using the IRAC and MIPS instruments on board the Spitzer Space Telescope in order to survey the agents of a galaxy's evolution (SAGE), the interstellar medium (ISM) and stars in the LMC. The detection of diffuse ISM with column densities >1.2x10^21 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 solar masses that will determine the current star formation rate in the LMC. SAGE's detection of evolved stars with mass loss rates >1x10^-8 solar masses per year 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 three months, that both mitigate instrumental artifacts and constrain source variability. The SAGE data are non-proprietary. 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 with a special focus on the N79 and N83 region. The SAGE epoch 1 point source catalog has ~4 million sources. The point source counts are highest for the IRAC 3.6 microns band and decrease dramatically towards longer wavelengths consistent with the fact that stars dominate the point source catalogs and that the dusty objects, e.g. young stellar objects and dusty evolved stars that detected at the longer wavelengths, are rare in comparison. We outline a strategy for identifying foreground MW stars, that may comprise as much as 18% of the source list, and background galaxies, that may comprise ~12% of the source list.

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

2006-06-14

442

Daylighting practices of the architectural industry (baseline results of a national survey)  

SciTech Connect

A national survey of over 300 commercial design architects was conducted to develop baseline information on their knowledge, perceptions, and use of daylighting in commercial building designs. Pacific Northwest Laboratory conducted the survey for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Building and Community Systems (BCS). In the survey daylighting was defined as the intentional use of natural light as a partial substitute for artificially generated light. The results suggested that architects need to be educated about the true benefits of daylighting and the impacts it can have on a building's energy performance. Educational programs that will increase the architects' understanding and awareness of modern daylighting technologies and practices should be developed by utilities, stage agencies, and the federal government. If more architects can be made aware of the true effectiveness and positive attributes of daylighting systems and technologies, daylighting may be used in more commercial buildings. The results of the survey show that the more familiar architects feel they are with daylighting, the more they use daylighting. 3 refs., 19 tabs.

Hattrup, M.P.

1990-05-01

443

Initial Results From The Deep HST-ACS Survey Of The Spiral Galaxy M81  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the initial results from a deep HST survey of the nearby spiral galaxy M81 with the HST Advanced Camera for Surveys. The survey consists of B and V band observations of 29 ACS fields, totaling to 38 orbits. These observations, together with archival I-band ACS data, provide complete, deep coverage of the D25 area of the galaxy, down to 26-27 mag. This detection limit probes the bulk of early-type (O,B) stars and the population of star-clusters. The main goal of this survey is to characterize the X-ray source population of M81 in the context of its stellar populations and star-formation history. We discuss the analysis of the ACS data (mosaicing, astrometric registration, photometric analysis) and we present high quality images of the galaxy. We also discuss the initial results from the identification of optical counterparts to the X-ray sources detected in deep Chandra observations of M81, and the preliminary study of the stellar populations in individual fields of the galaxy. This work is supported by HST grant HST-GO-10584.01-A and NASA LTSA grant NAG-5-13056.

Zezas, Andreas; Gazeas, K.; Gallagher, J.; Mutchler, M.; Levay, Z.; Huchra, J.

2007-05-01

444

Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results From the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2009-320  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents selected findings from the school district data file of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The public school sample…

Aritomi, Paola; Coopersmith, Jared; Gruber, Kerry

2009-01-01

445

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

446

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

447

The Objective Is Objectivity: A Survey of Teachers' Attitudes toward Teaching about Religion in the Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compares the attitudes of "somewhat" religious teachers toward teaching about religion in the public schools with the attitudes of very religious teachers. The sample consisted of public school teachers enrolled in elementary and secondary education courses at two Texas universities during the summer of 1995. Data were collected through…

Milson, Andrew J.

448

Signs of change within the animal rights movement: Results from a follow-up survey of activists  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1990, an attitude survey was conducted of 402 animal rights activists attending a national march in Washington, DC (S. Pious, 1991). The present article reports the results of a follow-up survey of 372 activists attending a similar event in 1996. A comparison of the 1990 and 1996 surveys suggests that during this time a significant shift took place in

S. Plous

1998-01-01

449

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.

450

Results of Survey for 1975-76 on Labor Market for Handicapped Persons in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are the results of a survey involving personnel directors from 271 local firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Florida) on the employment of the physically impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, and mentally retarded. Included are brief descriptions of the goals of the survey and the sampling technique used, and a sample survey

Florida Learning Resources System/Suncoast Associate Center, Sarasota.

451

Examining the Heterotypic Continuity of Aggression Using Teacher Reports: Results from a National Canadian Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the heterotypic continuity of aggression hypothesis (physical to indirect) using independent teacher reports of aggression drawn from a nationally representative sample of 749 Canadian girls and boys. Confirmatory factor analysis using an accelerated longitudinal design confirmed a two-factor model of physical and indirect…

Miller, Jessie L.; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Boyle, Michael H.

2009-01-01

452

Simulation of Anxiety Situations and Its Resultant Effect on Anxiety and Classroom Interaction of Student Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research experiment was to investigate the effectiveness of one type of simulation (consisting of a series of anxiety-inducing motion picture vignettes, split-screen video tape recording, and a trained recall worker) in reducing anxiety and thereby increasing the subsequent classroom interaction of student teachers. A secondary…

Gustafson, Kent L.

453

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

454

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

455

Key Informants' Perspectives on Accredited Breast Cancer Centres: Results of a Survey  

PubMed Central

This paper presents the results of a survey among key informants that was conducted between June and September 2011 in Breast Cancer Centers that were accredited according to the criteria of the German Cancer Society (DKG). The survey intended to assess the degree to which the breast cancer center concept was accepted among the key informants as well as to gain an overview over structures and processes in the centers. The Questionnaire for Breast Cancer Centres Key Informants 2011 (FRIZ 2011) was used with two reminders having been sent out. Questionnaires were sent back from 149 of the 243 initially contacted hospitals (response rate: 61.3?%). The vast majority of respondents indicated to be part of the Breast Cancer Center management. 110 of the 149 hospitals did also participate in the patient survey conducted in 2010. Among the key informants surveyed, the concept is highly accepted with regard to improvements in patient care. Overall, the concept is regarded as “good” or “very good” by almost all respondents. Both contact to resident doctors and the hospitals? reputations improved since the implementation of the concept. Quality and patient safety were more often on the agenda than financial performance in the quality circles with the main co-operation partners of the Breast Cancer Centers.

Kowalski, C.; Wesselmann, S.; Ansmann, L.; Kreienberg, R.; Pfaff, H.

2012-01-01

456

STREGA: STRucture and Evolution of the GAlaxy - I. Survey overview and first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

STREGA (STRucture and Evolution of the GAlaxy) is a guaranteed time survey being performed at the VST (the ESO Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope) to map about 150 square degrees in the Galactic halo, in order to constrain the mechanisms of galactic formation and evolution. The survey is built as a 5 yr project, organized in two parts: a core programme to explore the surrounding regions of selected stellar systems and a second complementary part to map the southern portion of the Fornax orbit and extend the observations of the core programme. The adopted stellar tracers are mainly variable stars (RR Lyraes and long-period variables) and main-sequence turn-off stars for which observations in the g, r, i bands are obtained. We present an overview of the survey and some preliminary results for three observing runs that have been completed. For the region centred on ? Cen (37 deg2), covering about three tidal radii, we also discuss the detected stellar density radial profile and angular distribution, leading to the identification of extratidal cluster stars. We also conclude that the cluster tidal radius is about 1.2 deg, in agreement with values in the literature based on the Wilson model.

Marconi, M.; Musella, I.; Di Criscienzo, M.; Cignoni, M.; Dall'Ora, M.; Bono, G.; Ripepi, V.; Brocato, E.; Raimondo, G.; Grado, A.; Limatola, L.; Coppola, G.; Moretti, M. I.; Stetson, P. B.; Calamida, A.; Cantiello, M.; Capaccioli, M.; Cappellaro, E.; Cioni, M.-R. L.; Degl'Innocenti, S.; De Martino, D.; Di Cecco, A.; Ferraro, I.; Iannicola, G.; Prada Moroni, P. G.; Silvotti, R.; Buonanno, R.; Getman, F.; Napolitano, N. R.; Pulone, L.; Schipani, P.

2014-11-01

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Results of the radiological survey at 27 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ004)  

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}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, 27 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ004), 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

458

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

459

Results of the radiological survey at 27 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ004)  

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]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, 27 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ004), 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

460

Results of the radiological survey at 31 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ003)  

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}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, 31 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ003), 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

461

Results of the radiological survey at 31 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ003)  

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]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, 31 Schlosser Drive, Rochelle Park, New Jersey (RJ003), 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

462

A Digital Photometric Survey of the Magellanic Clouds: First Results From One Million Stars  

E-print Network

We present the first results from, and a complete description of, our ongoing UBVI digital photometric survey of the Magellanic Clouds. In particular, we discuss the photometric quality and automated reduction of a CCD survey (magnitude limits, completeness, and astrometric accuracy) that covers the central 8 by 8 degrees of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and 4 by 4 degrees of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). We discuss photometry of over 1 million stars from the initial survey observations (an area northwest of the LMC bar covering 2 by 1.5 degrees) and present a deep stellar cluster catalog that contains about 45% more clusters than previously identified within this region. Of the 68 clusters found, only 12 are also identified as concentrations of ``old'', red clump stars. Furthermore, only three clusters are identified solely on the basis of a concentration of red clump stars, rather than as a concentration of luminous (V < 21) main sequence stars. Extrapolating from the current data, we expect to obtain B and V photometry for 25 million stars, and U and I photometry for 10 and 20 million stars, respectively, over the entire survey area.

Dennis Zaritsky; Jason Harris; Ian Thompson

1997-06-19

463

Results of the radiological survey at 160 Essex Street, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ072)  

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, 160 Essex Street, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ072), was conducted during 1987. Results of the survey demonstrated radionuclide concentrations in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program criteria. The radionuclide distributions are typical of the type of material originating from the MCW site. 4 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

Foley, R.D.; Floyd, L.M.; Carrier, R.F.; Crutcher, J.W.

1989-06-01

464

Results of the radiological survey at 174 Essex Street, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ073)  

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, 174 Essex Street, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ073), was conducted during 1987. Results of the survey demonstrated radionuclide concentrations in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program criteria. The radionuclide distributions are typical of the type of material originating from the MCW site.

Foley, R.D.; Floyd, L.M.; Carrier, R.F.; Crutcher, J.W.

1989-06-01

465

Inhalation Incidents and Respiratory Health: Results From the European Community Respiratory Health Survey  

PubMed Central

Background Inhalation incidents are an important cause of acute respiratory symptoms, but little is known about how these incidents affect chronic respiratory health. Methods We assessed reported inhalation incidents among 3,763 European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) participants with and without cough, phlegm, asthma, wheezing or bronchial hyperresponsiveness. We then examined whether inhalation incidents during the 9-year ECRHS follow-up period were associated with a new onset of any of these respiratory outcomes among 2,809 participants who were free of all five outcomes at the time of the baseline ECRHS survey. Results Inhalation incidents were reported by 5% of participants, with higher percentages reported among individuals with asthma-related outcomes at the time of the baseline survey. Among participants without symptoms at baseline, our analyses generated non-statistically significant elevated estimates of the risk of cough, phlegm, asthma and wheezing and a non-statistically significant inverse estimate of the risk of bronchial hyperresponsiveness among participants who reported an inhalation incident compared to those without such an event reported. Discussion Our findings provide limited evidence of an association between inhalation incidents and asthma-related symptoms. These data could be affected by differences in the reporting of inhalation incidents according to symptom status at the time of the baseline survey; they should thus be interpreted with caution. PMID:18942122

Mirabelli, Maria C.; Olivieri, Mario; Kromhout, Hans; Norback, Dan; Radon, Katja; Toren, Kjell; van Sprundel, Marc; Villani, Simona; Zock, Jan-Paul

2009-01-01

466

Rapid Expansion of New Oncology Care Delivery Payment Models: Results from a Payer Survey  

PubMed Central

Background Oncology practices are seeking to adapt to new care delivery models, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) in oncology, and oncology pathways, as well as new payment models, such as bundled payments or pay-for-performance contracts. Objective Our survey sought to determine which payment models and care delivery models payers view as the most viable and the most potentially impactful in managing and reducing the cost of cancer care. Methods We conducted an online national survey of 49 payers, including 19 medical directors and 30 pharmacy directors, representing more than 100 million covered lives within national and regional plans, using a validated instrument comprised of approximately 120 questions. The survey was administered using the SurveyGizmo website. It was initiated on July 10, 2012, and completed on July 25, 2012. The survey included open- and closed-ended questions and probed payers about models of care that they, in collaboration with providers, are implementing or supporting to improve the quality of cancer care and to reduce the associated costs. Results Payers are rapidly moving to implement new reimbursement models to support new care delivery models, including ACOs and PCMHs. Based on the results of this survey, a minority of payers are experimenting with new oncology payment models, but most payers are evaluating various models, including bundled payments, capitation, shared savings, and pay for performance. Of the payers in this survey, 39% have already implemented oncology pathways, and 59% who have not already done so are planning to implement pathways in 2 years. Input from local oncology experts is an important resource for pathway development, and a substantial majority (95%) of payers will use pathways to address earlier initiation of palliative care discussions where appropriate. Conclusion Payers anticipate that there will be a rapid expansion of the use of innovative approaches to oncology cost management over the next 2 years. As payers and their network providers gain more experience in collaborative care delivery, it is expected that demonstration of cost-savings will become more robust and convincing, and a variety of approaches will become more widely adopted. PMID:24991361

Greenapple, Rhonda

2013-01-01

467

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

468

Current Laparoscopic Practice Patterns in Urology: Results of a Survey among Urologists in Germany and Switzerland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: A survey was performed to assess the current practice patterns in laparoscopy among urologists in Germany and Switzerland.Methods: Using the database directory of the German and Swiss Urological Association urological departments were identified. A detailed questionnaire was designed and sent by postal service. Responding questionnaires were analyzed.Results: The overall response rate was 64%. Fifty-four percent of respondents in Germany

Thomas A Vögeli; Martin Burchardt; Paolo Fornara; Jens Rassweiler; Tullio Sulser

2002-01-01

469

Russian grant-holders opinion on competitive funding: Results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes results of a survey conducted among the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) grant-holders. The\\u000a aim of this paper is to examine the attitude of grant holders to new multi-channel funding system and to assess its significance\\u000a for Russian scientists involved in research in natural and applied sciences. It is a first attempt to get a fair

Valentina Markusova; Valdimir Minin; Alexandr Libkind; Michael Arapov

2001-01-01

470

Conformal Killing Spinors and the Holonomy Problem in Lorentzian Geometry — A Survey of New Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a survey of recent results about conformal Killing spinors in Lorentzian geometry based on a lecture given during\\u000a the Summer Program Symmetries and Overdetermined Systems of Partial Differential Equations at IMA, Minnesota, 17.07.06 – 04.08.06. In particular, we will focus on a special class of geometries admitting conformai\\u000a Killing spinors — on Brinkmann spaces with parallel spinors.

Helga Baum

471

How to derive keynesian results from first principles: A survey of new-Keynesian economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary In the 1980s theoretical research in macroeconomics was dominated by what has become known as new-Keynesian economics. The principal aim of new-Keynesian economics is to explain how Keynesian results can be reconciled with the neo-classical principles of utility and profit maximization. This paper provides a survey and an assessment of New Keynesian economics. In our view, the theoretical foundation

Hans van Ees; Harry Garretsen

1993-01-01

472

Results From a Transitional-Year Program Director Survey: Identifying Crucial Issues and Concerns  

PubMed Central

Background Transitional Year (TY) programs meet an important need by preparing residents for specialties that accept individuals after an initial preparatory year. To our knowledge, no surveys to date have been conducted to identify attributes of TY programs and concerns of TY program directors. Purpose The purpose of this study was to review TY program characteristics and identify critical issues and concerns of TY program directors (TYPDs). Methods A web-based, 22-question survey was sent to all 114 TYPDs of programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education between January and April 2011. The survey included open-formatted and closed-formatted questions addressing program and institution demographics, program director time, administrative support, satisfaction, and future plans. Results The survey response rate was 86%. The median age of TY programs was 28 years, with few new programs. More than 80% of TY programs were conducted at community hospitals and university-affiliated community hospitals. Of the responding TYPDs, 17% had served less than 2 years, and 32% had served 10 years or more. Common sponsoring TY programs included internal medicine (88%), general surgery (42%), family medicine (25%), emergency medicine (24%), and pediatrics (18%). Overall, TYPDs were satisfied with their positions. They expressed concerns about inadequate time to complete duties, salary support, and administrative duties assigned to program coordinators. Forty-nine percent of TYPDs reported they planned to leave the position within the next 5 years. Conclusions Our survey provides useful information to assist institutions and the graduate medical education community in meeting the needs of TYPDs and strengthening TY programs. PMID:23451303

Craig, Steven R.; Smith, Hayden L.; Short, Matthew W.

2012-01-01

473

Current State of Gastric Stump Carcinoma in Japan: Based on the Results of a Nationwide Survey  

PubMed Central

Background Carcinoma of the gastric remnant after partial gastrectomy for benign disease or cancer is unusual but an important cancer model. The Japanese Society for the Study of Postoperative Morbidity after Gastrectomy (JSSPMG) performed a nationwide questionnaire survey to understand the current state of gastric stump carcinoma in Japan. Methods In the questionnaire survey of November 2008, gastric stump carcinoma was defined as an adenocarcinoma of the stomach occurring 10 years or more after Billroth I or Billroth II gastrectomy for benign condition or cancer disease. The survey was conducted at the request of reports on five or more patients with gastric stump carcinoma for each institution. Items for the survey included gender, age, methods of reconstruction in an original gastrectomy, original diseases, time interval between original gastrectomy and first detection of stump carcinomas, locations of stump carcinomas, tumor histology, tumor depth, and extent of lymph node metastasis. The questionnaire was sent to 163 surgical institutions in the JSSPMG. Results Ninety-five institutions (58.3%) responded to the survey, and the data of 887 patients satisfied the required conditions for the survey. A total of 887 patients were composed of 368 patients who received Billroth I distal gastrectomy and 519 who received Billroth II. The Billroth II group has a significantly higher number of original benign lesions than the Billroth I group (P < 0.001). This study confirmed the following issues: (1) The remnant stomach after gastrectomy for cancer disease had a higher prevalence to develop stump carcinomas occurring in a shorter time interval since original gastrectomy; (2) Patients with Billroth II gastrectomy had stump carcinomas most frequently in the anastomotic area, but not in the non-stump area as in Billroth I gastrectomy; (3) Tumor histology of 72.4% of 304 stump carcinomas at an early stage was intestinal type adenocarcinoma, i.e., well or moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, whereas it decreased to 42.2% at the locally advanced stage of 521 stump carcinomas (P = 0.0015), suggesting that stump carcinoma mostly may develop from intestinal type and change to diffuse type during the evolution to advanced stage cancers. Conclusions This large series of surveys suggest that there are two distinct biological plausibilities in the development of gastric stump carcinoma: (1) it develops in a shorter time interval of 10 years or less since the original gastrectomy, may come from a higher risk of gastric mucosa after gastrectomy for cancer diseases that highly predisposes to cancer, and (2) it develops during a longer time interval of 20 years or more, may come from gastrectomy-relating mechanisms after gastrectomy for original benign diseases. PMID:20182716

Nomura, Eiji; Lee, Sang-Woong; Kaminishi, Michio; Sugiyama, Mitsugu; Aikou, Takashi; Kitajima, Masaki

2010-01-01

474

Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings  

MedlinePLUS

... Defense Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty Military Personnel The 2011 Department of Defense Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty Military Personnel (HRB survey) was updated extensively since the ...

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Attitudes toward and experiences of gender issues among physician teachers: A survey study conducted at a university teaching hospital in Sweden  

PubMed Central

Background Gender issues are important to address during medical education, however research about the implementation of gender in medical curricula reports that there are obstacles. The aim of this study was to explore physician teachers' attitudes to gender issues. Methods As part of a questionnaire, physician teachers at Umeå University in Sweden were given open-ended questions about explanations for and asked to write examples why they found gender important or not. The 1 469 comments from the 243 respondents (78 women, 165 men) were analyzed by way of content analysis. The proportion of comments made by men and women in each category was compared. Results We found three themes in our analysis: Understandings of gender, problems connected with gender and approaches to gender. Gender was associated with differences between women and men regarding behaviour and disease, as well as with inequality of life conditions. Problems connected with gender included: delicate situations involving investigations of intimate body parts or sexual attraction, different expectations on male and female physicians and students, and difficulty fully understanding the experience of people of the opposite sex. The three approaches to gender that appeared in the comments were: 1) avoidance, implying that the importance of gender in professional relationships was recognized but minimized by comparing gender with aspects, such as personality and neutrality; 2) simplification, implying that gender related problems were easy to address, or already solved; and 3) awareness, implying that the respondent was interested in gender issues or had some insights in research about gender. Only a few individuals described gender as an area of competence and knowledge. There were comments from men and women in all categories, but there were differences in the relative weight for some categories. For example, recognizing gender inequities was more pronounced in the comments from women and avoidance more common in comments from men. Conclusion The surveyed physician teachers gave many examples of gender-related problems in medical work and education, but comments describing gender as an area of competence and knowledge were few. Approaches to gender characterized by avoidance and simplification suggest that faculty development programs on gender need to address and reflect on attitudes as well as knowledge. PMID:18302735

Risberg, Gunilla; Johansson, Eva E; Westman, Goran; Hamberg, Katarina

2008-01-01

476

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

477

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION VALUES QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TURKISH PRESERVICE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS: DESIGN, VALIDATION, AND RESULTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire that could measure preservice mathematics teachers' mathematics educational\\u000a values. Development and validation of the questionnaire involved a sequential inquiry in which design principles were established\\u000a from the existing literature and a pool of items was constructed then submitted to experts for consideration of the construct\\u000a validity. Alterations to the items

Yüksel Dede

2011-01-01

478

Back to School 1997--CASA National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse III: Teens and Their Parents, Teachers and Principals. Conducted by Luntz Research Companies and QEV Analytics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For most middle and high school students in the United States, drug-free schools are not available. To explore the nature of drug problems in the schools, 305 middle school teachers, 484 high school teachers, 401 school principals, 1,115 teens, and 998 parents were surveyed so as to assess their attitudes toward cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs such…

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

479

The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler: Results from a Survey of M-Dwarf Host Stars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The detection of extrasolar moons remains an outstanding observational challenge in modern astronomy and yet their existence seems probable by inspection of our own solar system. Exomoons may be detectable by searching for their transits and the gravitational influence they evoke on their host planet. With this technique, archival data from the Kepler Mission presently provides the best chance for a near-future detection. In previous works, we have shown that Kepler is sensitive to Earth-mass and radius moons for many Kepler planetary candidates with the best sensitivity occurring for low-radius M-dwarf stars, where the transit signals become enhanced. Our project, the Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler (HEK), has previously investigated nine planetary candidates orbiting G-dwarfs for evidence of exomoons, where we derived upper limits down to sub-Earth masses. In this talk, I will present the first results from a dedicated survey of Kepler planetary candidates orbiting well-characterized M-dwarfs. Not only does this survey probe to a deeper sensitivity in exomoon mass and radius, but it also investigates a spectral type where fundamentally different formation mechanisms may be in effect. I will present the results for eight planetary candidates within this class; covering the Bayesian photodynamical modeling, our final solutions for each object and briefly mention our future survey plans.

Kipping, David M.; Hartman, J. D.; Bakos, G.; Nesvorny, D.; Buchhave, L. A.

2014-01-01

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Seoul National University Bright Quasar Survey in Optical (SNUQSO) I: First Phase Observations and Results  

E-print Network

We present results from the first phase of the Seoul National University Bright Quasar Survey in Optical (SNUQSO) as well as its basic observational setup. Previous and current large-area surveys have been successful in identifying many quasars, but they could have missed bright quasars due to their survey design. In order to help complete the census of bright quasars, we have performed spectroscopic observations of new bright quasar candidates selected from various methods based on optical colors, near-infrared colors, radio, and X-ray data. In 2005/2006, we observed 55 bright quasar candidates using the Bohyunsan Optical Echelle Spectrograph (BOES) on the 1.8 m telescope at the Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory in Korea. We identify 14 quasars/Seyferts from our observation, including an optically bright quasar with i=14.98 mag at z=0.092 (SDSS J003236.59-091026.2). Non-quasar/Seyfert objects are found to be mostly stars, among which there are five M-type stars and one cataclysmic variable. Our result shows that there still exist bright quasars to be discovered. However, at the same time, we conclude that finding new bright quasars in high Galactic latitude regions is very challenging and that the existing compilation of optically bright quasars is nearly complete in the northern hemisphere.

Induk Lee; Myungshin Im; Minjin Kim; Eugene Kang; Hyunjin Shim; Gordon T. Richards; Alastair C. Edge; Myung Gyoon Lee; Changbom Park; Myeong-Gu Park

2008-03-04

481

The Mysteries of Seamounts: Case Study Results of a Teacher Research Experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on our classroom experiences, earth sciences websites can form the foundation for scientific discovery for students as young as 12. Using the latest developments in digital library technology and research models from the ERESE 2005 Plate Tectonics Teacher Workshop, Crossroads Academy sixth grade scientists developed a research program on biodiversity, volcanology, tectonic setting, life cycle and physical structure of seamounts. Using their own questions as starting points for individual inquiry, each student developed a testable hypothesis, gathered and analyzed data from selected seamount websites and reached a significant conclusion on an important aspect of seamounts. All of the work was documented in lab reports written as html files. References were linked into the lab reports to facilitate the teacher's checking of data sources and of the student's interpretations of their data. The links also provided a simple mechanism for twelve year olds to accurately cite data sources. Lab reports were presented to the class during a formal research session. The completed lab reports produced a student generated research database that was initially used by the students to complete a separate lab on factors influencing biodiversity at seamounts. Finally, the student investigators were able to work as a research team to answer a variety of additional questions posed by the teacher and other students.

Hjelm, E. E.

2006-12-01

482

Recent Results from the Deepest Chandra Surveys: Adventuring Through the Distant X-ray Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The deepest Chandra surveys, such as the Chandra Deep Fields, continue to provide fascinating insights about active galactic nuclei (AGNs), starburst & normal galaxies, groups & clusters, and large-scale structures in the distant X-ray universe. I will briefly review the status of these surveys and describe some key recent results flowing from them. Topics covered will include (1) new constraints on the cosmic evolution of AGN accretion processes and spectral energy distributions; (2) the selection completeness of AGNs and combined Chandra-Spitzer constraints on the most heavily obscured AGNs in the distant universe; (3) the AGN content of forming galaxies at high redshifts, such as submillimeter sources; and (4) the X-ray evolution of non-active late-type and early-type galaxies over the last half of cosmic time. I will also discuss some key outstanding problems and prospects for short-term and long-term advances.

Brandt, Niel

2008-03-01

483

Frequency of yoga practice predicts health: results of a national survey of yoga practitioners.  

PubMed

Background. Yoga shows promise as a therapeutic intervention, but relationships between yoga practice and health are underexplored. Purpose. To examine the relationship between yoga practice and health (subjective well-being, diet, BMI, smoking, alcohol/caffeine consumption, sleep, fatigue, social support, mindfulness, and physical activity). Methods. Cross-sectional, anonymous internet surveys distributed to 4307 randomly selected from 18,160 individuals at 15 US Iyengar yoga studios; 1045 (24.3%) surveys completed. Results. Mean age 51.7 (± 11.7) years; 84.2% female. Frequency of home practice favorably predicted (P < .001): mindfulness, subjective well-being, BMI, fruit and vegetable consumption, vegetarian status, sleep, and fatigue. Each component of yoga practice (different categories of physical poses, breath work, meditation, philosophy study) predicted at least 1 health outcome (P < .05). Conclusions. Home practice of yoga predicted health better than years of practice or class frequency. Different physical poses and yoga techniques may have unique health benefits. PMID:22927885

Ross, Alyson; Friedmann, Erika; Bevans, Margaret; Thomas, Sue

2012-01-01

484

Examining Teachers' Beliefs about ICT in Education: Implications of a Teacher Preparation Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The survey presented in this article examines current teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. A total of 1165 primary and secondary education teachers participated in the study, immediately after following a training programme on basic ICT skills. The authors' results showed that the…

Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Komis, Vassilis

2007-01-01

485

Vicarious Exposure to Terrorist Attacks and Substance Use: Results from an Urban Household Survey  

PubMed Central

This study investigated the impact of the 9/11 attacks on substance use in Chicago, Illinois. The study design was a cross-sectional, audio-computer-assisted self-interview survey conducted in 2001 and 2002. Biological samples were also collected for toxicological analyses. Using a multistage area probability design, residents between the ages of 18 and 40 years were randomly selected. Compared to pre-9/11 interviewees, post-9/11 interviewees showed significantly less self-reported marijuana use, marijuana use per test results, and cocaine use per test results. Law enforcement and social–structural explanations for the findings are discussed. PMID:18363107

Fendrich, Michael; Johnson, Timothy P.

2008-01-01

486

Survey of Sterile Admixture Practices in Canadian Hospital Pharmacies: Part 2. More Results and Discussion  

PubMed Central

Background: The 1996 Guidelines for Preparation of Sterile Products in Pharmacies of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) represent the current standard of practice for sterile compounding in Canada. However, these guidelines are practice recommendations, not enforceable standards. Previous surveys of sterile compounding practices have shown that actual practice deviates markedly from voluntary practice recommendations. In 2004, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) published its “General Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding—Sterile Preparations”, which set a more rigorous and enforceable standard for sterile compounding in the United States. Objectives: To assess sterile compounding practices in Canadian hospital pharmacies and to compare them with current CSHP recommendations and USP chapter <797> standards. Methods: An online survey, based on previous studies of sterile compounding practices, the CSHP guidelines, and the chapter <797> standards, was created and distributed to 193 Canadian hospital pharmacies. Results: A total of 133 pharmacies completed at least part of the survey, for a response rate of 68.9%. All respondents reported the preparation of sterile products. Various degrees of deviation from the practice recommendations were noted for virtually all areas of the CSHP guidelines and the USP standards. Low levels of compliance were most notable in the areas of facilities and equipment, process validation, and product testing. Availability in the central pharmacy of a clean room facility meeting or exceeding the criteria of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) class 8 is a requirement of the chapter <797> standards, but more than 40% of responding pharmacies reported that they did not have such a facility. Higher levels of compliance were noted for policies and procedures, garbing requirements, aseptic technique, and handling of hazardous products. The survey methods for this study and results relating to policies, personnel, raw materials, storage and handling, facilities and equipment, and garments were reported in Part 1. Part 2 reports results relating to preparation of aseptic products, expiry dating, labelling, process validation, product testing and release, documentation, records, and disposal of hazardous pharmaceuticals. It also highlights some of the key areas where there is considerable opportunity for improvement. Conclusion: This survey identified numerous deficiencies in sterile compounding practices in Canadian hospital pharmacies. Awareness of these deficiencies may create an impetus for critical assessment and improvements in practice. PMID:22478890

Warner, Travis; Nishi, Cesilia; Checkowski, Ryan; Hall, Kevin W

2009-01-01

487

Student Teachers and Legal Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most cases, a student teacher's actions are subject to the same laws as are the teacher's actions. Numerous laws are enacted each year that affect teachers and their classrooms. Teachers and teacher educators must be kept informed of the legal consequences of their actions or inaction. Researchers sent a survey to area superintendents,…

Monts, Dana R.

488

Retaining Teachers: How Preparation Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey, the authors studied how various aspects of teacher preparation affect the retention of new teachers--specifically mathematics and science teachers. They found that the preparation of new mathematics and science teachers differs from that of other new teachers in various respects, but factors…

Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry

2012-01-01

489

Teacher Leadership: The Needs of Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study reported in this article described teachers leaders' views of their roles. In order to explore teacher leaders views, the primary research question was: How do teacher leaders perceive themselves and others as they work in their teacher leadership roles? Using the constant comparative research methodology, the researchers collected interview data from five teacher leaders. When the study results

Patrice R. Leblanc; Maria M. Shelton

1997-01-01

490

Haemodynamic Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit: Results from a Web-Based Swiss Survey  

PubMed Central

Background. The aim of this survey was to describe, in a situation of growing availability of monitoring devices and parameters, the practices in haemodynamic monitoring at the bedside. Methods. We conducted a Web-based survey in Swiss adult ICUs (2009-2010). The questionnaire explored the kind of monitoring used and how the fluid management was addressed. Results. Our survey included 71% of Swiss ICUs. Echocardiography (95%), pulmonary artery catheter (PAC: 85%), and transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) (82%) were the most commonly used. TPTD and PAC were frequently both available, although TPTD was the preferred technique. Echocardiography was widely available (95%) but seems to be rarely performed by intensivists themselves. Guidelines for the management of fluid infusion were available in 45% of ICUs. For the prediction of fluid responsiveness, intensivists rely preferentially on dynamic indices or echocardiographic parameters, but static parameters, such as central venous pressure or pulmonary artery occlusion pressure, were still used. Conclusions. In most Swiss ICUs, multiple haemodynamic monitoring devices are available, although TPTD is most commonly used. Despite the usefulness of echocardiography and its large availability, it is not widely performed by Swiss intensivists themselves. Regarding fluid management, several parameters are used without a clear consensus for the optimal method. PMID:24860809

Siegenthaler, Nils; Giraud, Raphael; Saxer, Till; Courvoisier, Delphine S.; Romand, Jacques-Andre; Bendjelid, Karim

2014-01-01

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Faith communities and HIV/AIDS prevention in New York State: results of a statewide survey.  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVES: The authors surveyed religious congregations in New York State to document the extent to which HIV/AIDS-related education and prevention services were being offered; to identify barriers to offering services; and to assess respondents' willingness to meet with HIV/AIDS service providers in their communities. METHODS: In October 1997, a questionnaire was mailed to all congregations in New York State. Due to an initially poor response rate, follow-up telephone interviews were made to a random sample of non-respondents. Survey responses were weighted to represent all congregations across New York State. RESULTS: Just 16.7% of congregations provided or facilitated HIV/AIDS-related prevention services. Respondents cited both attitudinal and resource-related reasons for not offering services. There was a striking discordance between respondents' perceptions of the need for HIV/AIDS prevention services in their communities and an objective measure of need created by the Health Department. Approximately half of survey respondents expressed willingness to meet with HIV/AIDS service providers. CONCLUSION: Follow-up efforts to increase the number of religious congregations providing, facilitating, or offering referrals to HIV/AIDS-related education and prevention services are warranted. PMID:11354338

Tesoriero, J M; Parisi, D M; Sampson, S; Foster, J; Klein, S; Ellemberg, C

2000-01-01