Sample records for teacher survey results

  1. Results of a Survey of Pupils and Teachers Regarding Television.

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    Crawford, Patricia; Rapoport, Max

    To test the validity of hypotheses regarding television violence and social behavior of viewers, a survey was conducted of a large stratified sample of sixth grade and kindergarten pupils and of teachers. The student survey identified: (1) frequency with which pupils watch television; (2) parental control of television viewing; (3) family…

  2. Emerging Literacy Views and Practices: Results from a National Survey of Head Start Preschool Teachers

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    Hawken, Leanne S.; Johnston, Susan S.; McDonnell, Andrea P.

    2005-01-01

    The authors conducted a national survey of Head Start preschool teachers to assess their views and practices related to emerging literacy. Results indicated that Head Start teachers use a variety of strategies to promote emerging literacy, with a major focus on book knowledge/appreciation and print awareness skills. The teachers indicated that…

  3. Do teachers have more health problems? Results from a French cross-sectional survey

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    Kovess-Masféty, Viviane; Sevilla-Dedieu, Christine; Rios-Seidel, Carmen; Nerrière, Eléna; Chan Chee, Christine

    2006-01-01

    Background Although only a few studies have been published on teachers' health, certain ideas are widely accepted, such as for example, the preconceived notion that teachers suffer from an excessively high rate of mental health problems. The objective of this study is to compare teachers' mental and physical health to that of a control group. Methods A cross-sectional postal survey was conducted among a sample of 3,679 teachers and 1,817 non-teachers aged 20 to 60 years old. Results No lifetime prevalence of any psychiatric disorder (with the exception of undifferentiated somatoform disorder in men) or mean scores of psychological distress were found to be significantly higher in teachers. However, multiple analyses, adjusted for all confounding variables, revealed a higher risk of lifetime anxiety disorders in male teachers. On the other hand, significant differences were observed for some physical ailments: a higher lifetime prevalence of rhinopharyngitis/laryngitis in both male and female teachers, of conjunctivitis and lower urinary tract infection in male teachers and of bronchitis, eczema/dermatitis and varicose veins in female teachers. No significant difference was found for chronic pain between the two groups. Conclusion Teachers do not seem to have poorer mental health. However, their physical condition is characterized by a higher prevalence of health problems related to the ENT tract, and to a lesser extent, depending on the gender, to skin, eyes, legs and lower urinary tract. PMID:16630336

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla; Riddles, Minsun

    2014-01-01

    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…

  6. Characteristics of Stayers, Movers, and Leavers: Results from the Teacher Followup Survey, 1988-89. E.D. Tabs.

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    Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others

    Eighteen tables on characteristics of movers, leavers, and stayers present data from the 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), a follow-up of a sample of public school (PUBS) and private school (PVTS) teachers who responded to the Teacher Survey component of the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey of the National Center for Education Statistics.…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  8. Minicalculators and Instructional Impact: A Teacher Survey.

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    Cohen, Martin P.; Fliess, Robert F.

    A survey was conducted to determine: (1) secondary school mathematics teachers' attitudes toward calculator usage in mathematics classes; (2) teacher practices in allowing and/or encouraging the use of calculators; and (3) teachers' perceptions of their schools' policies regarding calculators in the mathematics classroom. The results indicated…

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

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    Jordan, Kathy

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Halderson, Cynthia; And Others

    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…

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

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    Lillard, Angeline S.

    2011-01-01

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

  13. British Antarctic Survey: Teacher Resources

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

  14. The 2013 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers

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    White, Susan

    2013-01-01

    The data we report on in this column come from the Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Since 1987, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) have sponsored the High School Teacher Survey. Prior to our initial study, much of the previous literature focusing on high school physics employed anecdotal evidence or qualitative surveys for curriculum reviews or explorations of teachers' experiences and pedagogical techniques. As a direct response to this dearth of data, the Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers was initiated in 1986-87 to answer questions about the number of teachers teaching physics, the educational background of these teachers, the number of students enrolled in physics, the variety of physics classes being offered, the demographics of the students and teachers, the textbooks being used, and the number of high schools offering physics regularly. Since the beginning of this study, we have surveyed both public and private high schools in the United States. The results of our study provide the definitive data about physics in U.S. high schools. The initial survey was conducted during the 1986-87 school year. The second was completed during 1989-90. Beginning with the 1992-93 survey, we have conducted the survey every four years. The 2012-13 survey will be the eighth in the series. Thus, we have a rich history of physics teaching in U.S. high schools.

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

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    Tesfaye, Casey Langer; White, Susan

    2014-01-01

    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,…

  16. Case, Teacher and School Characteristics Influencing Teachers' Detection and Reporting of Child Physical Abuse and Neglect: Results from an Australian Survey

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    Walsh, Kerryann; Bridgstock, Ruth; Farrell, Ann; Rassafiani, Mehdi; Schweitzer, Robert

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To identify the influence of multiple case, teacher and school characteristics on Australian primary school teachers' propensity to detect and report child physical abuse and neglect using vignettes as short hypothetical cases. Methods: A sample of 254 teachers completed a self-report questionnaire. They responded to a series of 32…

  17. A Survey of Teacher Preparation in Computer Education.

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    Kull, Judith A.; Archambault, Francis X., Jr.

    1984-01-01

    This article presents results of a nationwide survey of colleges of teacher education, offers insights into the nature of the schools' responses to the computer education challenge, and makes future predictions. (JMK)

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  20. HPC Survey Results

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    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.

  1. Survey results summary

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    Irish, J.T. [Bonneville Power Administration, Richland, WA (United States)

    1995-09-01

    This article presents the results of a nuclear station survey on personnel downsizing. In the survey, 12 questions were asked of 49 utilities representing 89 percent of the operating nuclear power plants in the United States. The response level was 34 percent. In addition to the presentation of the data, a number of comments are provided relative to several of the questions.

  2. A Survey Study of Chinese In-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy about Inclusive Education

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    Wang, Mian; Zan, Fei; Liu, Jiaqiu; Liu, Chunling; Sharma, Umesh

    2012-01-01

    A survey study was conducted to a total of 323 in-service teachers (110 special education teachers and 213 general education teachers) in Shanghai regarding their self-efficacy and concerns about inclusive education. Multivariate analysis results reveal that special teachers have significantly higher self-efficacy about inclusive education than…

  3. A Survey of Bahamian and Jamaican Teachers' Level of Motivation and Job Satisfaction

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    Griffin, David K.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of self-reported job satisfaction and motivation among teachers in the Bahamas and Jamaica. A total of 168 Bahamian (n = 75) and Jamaican (n = 93) teachers completed the Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction Survey. Overall results indicate that teachers in the Bahamas reported higher levels…

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

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    Ariail, Mary; Albright, Lettie K.

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy

    2013-01-01

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

  7. Survey of What Secondary Teachers Read Aloud to Students.

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    Carneal, Ann; Bohning, Gerry

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

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

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    Dillon, Ken, Ed.

    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…

  9. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy

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    MetLife, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    "The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy" (2011) examines the teaching profession and parent-school engagement at a time when there has been a prolonged economic downturn. The survey explores how teachers, parents and schools are working together to promote student learning and healthy development in the…

  10. Tajikistan: STD survey results.

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    Jamalova, M

    1999-01-01

    A survey on the sexually transmitted disease (STD) incidence in the rural region of Chatlon was conducted by the Republican Reproductive Health Center as part of the agreement between the Government of Tajikistan and WHO for the implementation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) project "Improving Reproductive Health Services and Access to Family Planning." Some 1034 women answered the questionnaire on all aspects of STDs; 400 women were physically examined, and 200 blood specimens were tested for syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. 75.7% of the examined cases revealed a variety of STDs: trichomoniasis (25.3%), candidosis (17.9%), chlamydia trachomatis (14.9%), syphilis (5.6%), gonorrhea (.2%), and hepatitis B virus (.2%). STDs were most commonly found in the 21-39 age group; the lowest rate (1.89% of the cases) was found among women with a high educational level. Investigations also showed a low awareness of STDs among the population: 72% of those questioned knew nothing about STDs, while 62.8% of all housewives in the survey group knew nothing to prevent STDs. Furthermore, STD screening of the 17-20 age group revealed that 30% had genital skin changes, while 77.7% of the 19-20 age group had vaginal discharges. The results confirmed that there was a high prevalence of STDs in Tajikistan, suggesting that there was a need to promote urgent social and medical remedies. Three main goals for combating STDs are outlined: 1) to improve quality of life, 2) to decrease the risk of infection through primary prevention, and 3) to diagnose and provide early treatment to people who are infected with curable forms of STDs. PMID:12222307

  11. Risk Assessment and Geography Teachers: A Survey

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    Parry, Gareth; Clarke, Linda

    2004-01-01

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

  12. How Do Primary Grade Teachers Teach Handwriting? A National Survey

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    Graham, Steve; Harris, Karen R.; Mason, Linda; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara; Moran, Susan; Saddler, Bruce

    2008-01-01

    A random sample of primary grade teachers from across the United States was surveyed about their instructional practices in handwriting. Nine out of every ten teachers indicated that they taught handwriting, averaging 70 minutes of instruction per week. Only 12% of teachers, however, indicated that the education courses taken in college adequately…

  13. Militancy and Accommodativeness in Teachers' Negotiations: Two Ontario Surveys

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    Fris, J.

    1976-01-01

    Reports findings of two surveys of Ontario elementary and secondary teachers that measured teachers' attitudes regarding collective bargaining tactics and classified teachers' responses according to their militancy or accomodativeness. Available from Department of Educational Administration, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G…

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

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    Shaw, Cynthia

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Morgan, Anne-Marie

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Report on a Survey of TEACHER AIDES

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    Frean, Marcus

    support role for deaf students 3 ii. Roles and tasks of TAs are many and varied 4 iii. TAs have by questionnaires mailed to national samples of parents, mainstream teachers, teacher aides, itinerant teachers a significant daily support role for deaf students 91% of ORS funded deaf students are supported by a TA

  18. The Impact of Alternate Assessments: A Statewide Teacher Survey.

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    Kleinert, Harold L.; Kennedy, Sarah; Kearns, Jacqueline Farmer

    1999-01-01

    A statewide survey of Kentucky teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities participating in an alternate assessment and accountability system found that teachers recognized specific benefits (such as students learning to follow individualized schedules) but also expressed frustration with time required to complete student assessment…

  19. Revision and Validation of the Revised Teacher Beliefs Survey.

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    Benjamin, Jane

    This study revised the Teacher Beliefs Survey (S. Wooley and A. Wooley, 1999; TBS), an instrument to assess teachers beliefs related to constructivist and behaviorist theories of learning, and then studied the validity of the revised TBS. Drawing on a literature review, researchers added items for the existing constructs of the TBS and added a new…

  20. Reported Voice Difficulties in Student Teachers: A Questionnaire Survey

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    Fairfield, Carol; Richards, Brian

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Liu, Xiaofeng Steven; Meyer, J. Patrick

    2005-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    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…

  4. Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation

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    Wiener, Ross; Lundy, Kasia

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

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

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

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    Kahn, Sami; Lewis, Anna R.

    2014-12-01

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

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

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    Shaw, Cynthia

    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.

  8. The Experience of New Teachers: Results from TALIS 2008

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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Randy Showstack

    2005-01-01

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

  11. Illinois State Geological Survey: Teacher Resources for Geology

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

  12. WARNER CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Received 57 completed surveys

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    WARNER CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2006 Received 57 completed surveys FA '06 FA '05 18 (32: Fishery Biology: (1 completed surveys) 1 is looking for work 0 is taking time off 0 has been accepted: · None indicated #12;Forestry: (6 completed surveys) 1 are looking for work 1 are taking time off 0 has

  13. A Developmental Education Survey: Results of a National Survey of Program Design and Mathematics Instruction.

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    Kull, Keith R.

    1999-01-01

    Presents the results of a two-part survey on developmental education in four-year colleges and universities. Describes the requirements, staffing, and enrollment in the programs, and assesses the extent to which a subsample of developmental mathematics instructors follow the standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.…

  14. Palestinian science teachers' epistemological beliefs: A preliminary survey

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    Hashweh, Maher Z.

    1996-03-01

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

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

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    Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Showstack, Randy

    2005-05-01

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

  17. Florida Teacher Education Testing: Requirements and Results.

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    Anderson, Betty; And Others

    1986-01-01

    The Florida legislature recently mandated several testing programs to improve the quality of teacher education entrants, students, and graduates. These requirements and their impact on teacher education in Florida are discussed. (MT)

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

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    Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard

    2012-01-01

    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…

  19. A Survey of Teacher Perceptions on School Conditions and School Related Conditions.

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    Blust, Ross S.; Kohr, Richard L.

    Approximately 100,000 teachers representing over 4,000 Pennsylvania schools responded to a forty-seven item Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment Teacher Questionnaire. Teacher responses were gathered during the regular state assessment activities conducted from 1978 to 1981. The survey included questions dealing with the degree of teacher

  20. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Expectations and Experiences. A Survey of Teachers, Principals and Leaders of College Education Programs

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    MetLife, Inc., 2006

    2006-01-01

    This report is the twenty-third in a series of surveys sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984. This year's "MetLife Survey" examines the expectations of teachers upon entering the profession, factors that drive teacher satisfaction, and the perspectives of principals and education deans and chairpersons who lead college education programs…

  1. Teacher Reflection: Supports, Barriers, and Results

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    Jaeger, Elizabeth L.

    2013-01-01

    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

  2. Urban Libraries Council Frequent Fast Facts Survey: Staffing Survey Results.

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    Urban Libraries Council, Evanston, IL.

    The topic of this Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Frequent Fast Facts Survey is library staffing. These ULC Frequent Fast Facts Surveys are not intended to be scientific studies of the library community but rather "snapshots" on topics of current interest. Further analysis of the results is suggested, and for that reason, the completed survey

  3. Teachers and Aquatic Education--A Survey.

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    Rakow, Steven J.

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Watson, Julie; Anderson, Neil

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    2011-01-01

    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

  7. Investigating Graduate Competences: Survey Results

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  8. NEET Workgroup #1 Survey Results

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    Utilities (#) in this survey represent 75% of all electricity sales in 2008. #12;Sources of Market, load forecasting Most utilities budget estimating less than $50,000 for this effort, a couple Surveyforms,datadefinition, methodologyapproach Currentregional/state/utilityeconomic forecast Currentregional

  9. Enhancing Peer Review Survey Results Report

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    Enhancing Peer Review Survey Results Report Published May 2013 #12;1 | E n h a n c i n g P e e r R Review surveys, conducted in spring 2012, elicited opinions about the NIH peer surveys were conducted, focusing on areas that represent core peer review

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

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

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

  11. United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers®: a survey of characteristics and practice patterns

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Feldenkrais Method® teachers help students improve function and quality of life through verbally and manually guided lessons. The reasons people seek Feldenkrais® lessons are poorly understood. Similarly, little is known about practice characteristics and patterns. To address these knowledge gaps, we conducted an extensive survey of United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teachers®. Methods We invited all Feldenkrais Teachers to participate in this survey delivered in web-based or print formats. We obtained overall and question-specific response rates, descriptive statistics, chi-square tests of response bias, and performed qualitative thematic review of comments. Results Overall response rate was 30.5% (392/1287). Ninety percent of responders had college degrees in diverse fields; 12.5% had credentials outside health care, 36.9% held conventional health care licenses, and 23.1% had complementary and alternative medicine credentials. Mean age was 55.7 years; most teachers were women (83%). California (n?=?100) and New York (n?=?34) had the most teachers. Forty-five percent of teachers earned???20% of their gross income from their practices, while 26% earned?>?80%. Most saw?teachers; recognition of the challenges of operating small businesses and succinctly describing the Feldenkrais Method; the variety of practice approaches; and a deep commitment to the Feldenkrais Method. Conclusions Most Feldenkrais Teachers were well educated, often held additional credentials, were located in the West, were women, were older than 50 years, and had part-time practices. Most students were women, were adults, came from various referral sources, and paid directly for services. Teachers and students utilized the Feldenkrais Method in diverse settings and applications. These findings may foster practice development by Feldenkrais Teachers, improve communication between health care consumers and providers and assist decision-making, and stimulate more research concerning the Feldenkrais Method. PMID:24985488

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

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    Akiba, Motoko

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Understanding Teachers' Conceptions of Classroom Inquiry with a Teaching Scenario Survey Instrument

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    Kang, Nam-Hwa; Orgill, MaryKay; Crippen, Kent J.

    2008-01-01

    A survey instrument using everyday teaching scenarios was developed to measure teacher conceptions of inquiry. Validity of the instrument was established by comparing responses for a group of secondary teachers to narrative writing and group discussion. Participating teachers used only three of the five essential features of inquiry detailed in…

  14. 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

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

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    McLaren, Bruce Martin

    530 Computer-Supported Argumentation Learning: A Survey of Teachers, Researchers, and System). How can students learn to argue from computer-based systems? A survey of teachers, researchers time and availability. Computer-supported argumentation (CSA) is a viable alternative in learning

  16. What Will Classroom Teachers Do With Shared Research Results?

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    Passow, M. J.; Weissel, J. K.; Cormier, M.; Newman, K. R.

    2005-12-01

    Scientists are passionate about the research problems they investigate, and wish to share their discoveries as widely as possible. Similarly, classroom teachers who are passionate about their subject can better foster student learning. One way to enhance such passions involves bringing teachers and scientists together to discuss cutting-edge discoveries and develop curricular materials based on the respective strengths of educators and investigators. Our presentation describes one example of this approach based on research about gas blowout structures offshore Virginia and North Carolina. Methane venting processes along continental margins may have important climatic, geotechnical, hazard, and resource implications. In 2000, shipboard surveys documented that large structures offshore VA-NC resulted from massive gas expulsion. Gas appears to be trapped in shelf edge deltas and stresses resulting from downslope creep is favoring its release. Scientists undertook a new expedition in 2004 to determine if there is present-day discharge of methane-rich fluids through the floors or walls of the blowouts or whether these seepage sites are relict features, and to gain insight into the origin of the vented methane. In July 2005, 12 teachers from New York and New Jersey met with the co-PIs (Weissel and Cormier), graduate student (Newman), and educational specialist (Passow) over a 2-day workshop to learn about how scientific problems are identified, how a research cruise is organized, what was learned through the measurements and analysis, and what might be possible significant impacts from such understandings. Based on what they learned, participants began development of classroom activities, Internet-based investigations, and constructed-response assessment items utilizing data and concepts from the project and other sources. The resulting curriculum units are designed for use in middle and high school chemistry, physics, earth science, and technology courses. Curricular units include "Using Real-Life Problems to Learn Scientific Principles," "Mapping the Unseen Floors," "Landslide or Not," and a board game based on conducting a scientific research cruise. Materials are available through www.earth2class.org. Over the following academic year, participants will continue to develop instructional materials, field-test them, and provide peer training through in-district and regional professional development opportunities. The scientists and educational specialist will provide support to ensure scientific accuracy and pedagogical soundness. The project will utilize DLESE as an additional effective dissemination and evaluation mechanism. In these ways, the scientists and core of educators may be able to share these discoveries with hundreds of teachers and thousands of students.

  17. Literature survey results: Topical report

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    Willson, W.G.; Ness, R.O.; Hendrikson, J.G.; Entzminger, J.A.; Jha, M.; Sinor, J.E.

    1988-01-01

    This report reviews mild gasification processes with respect to processing conditions and configurations. Special emphasis was placed on processes which could be commercialized within five years. Detailed market information was provided by J.E. Sinor concerning markets and economic considerations of the various processing steps. Processing areas studied include coal cleaning; mild gasification; and upgrading of the char, condensables, and hydrocarbon gases. Pros and cons in the different processing areas as well as ''gaps'' in pertinent data were identified and integrated into a detailed process development program. The report begins with a summary of the market assessment and an evaluation of the co-product. The impacts of feed materials and operating parameters--including coal rank, heating rate, pressure, agglomeration, temperature, and feed gas composition--on the co- products and processes were evaluated through a literature survey. Recommendations were made as to the preferred product specifications and operating parameters for a commercial plant. A literature review of mild gasification processes was conducted and evaluated with regard to product specification and operating parameters. Two candidate processes were chosen and discussed in detail with respect to scale-up feasibility. Recommendations were then made to process development needs to further consideration of the two processes. 129 refs., 33 figs., 16 tabs.

  18. Results Report Employee Engagement Survey

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    Dimension). This is a high, yet achievable internal standard. By definition, Internal Best scores will be above most other results. Gap vs. Overall: Differences in Percent Favorable between the report group

  19. Statistical Literacy and Sample Survey Results

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    McAlevey, Lynn; Sullivan, Charles

    2010-01-01

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

  20. COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Dentistry

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    Toronto, University of

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

  1. Internet Use by Teachers: Conditions of Professional Use and Teacher-Directed Student Use. Teaching, Learning, and Computing: 1998 National Survey. Report #1.

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    Becker, Henry Jay

    This report provides data from a survey of a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 public- and private-school teachers of 4th through 12th grade regarding Internet use by teachers and students. Information is provided about: (1) teachers' access to the Internet; (2) frequency of different Internet uses, including teachers' uses and…

  2. The XMM-LSS survey. Survey design and first results

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    M. Pierre; I. Valtchanov; B. Altieri; S. Andreon; M. Bolzonella; M. Bremer; L. Disseau; S. Dos Santos; P. Ghandi; C. Jean; F. Pacaud; A. M. Read; A. Refregier; J. Willis; C. Adami; D. Alloin; M. Birkinshaw; L. Chiappetti; A. Cohen; A. Detal; P. -A. Duc; E. Gosset; J. Hjorth; L. R. Jones; O. Le Fevre; C. Lonsdale; D. Maccagni; A. Mazure; B. McBreen; H. McCracken; Y. Mellier; T. J. Ponman; H. Quintana; H. Rottgering; A. Smette; J. Surdej; J. -L. Starck; L. Vigroux; S. D. M. White

    2004-11-01

    We have designed a medium deep large area X-ray survey with XMM - the XMM Large Scale Structure survey, XMM-LSS - with the scope of extending the cosmological tests attempted using ROSAT cluster samples to two redshift bins between 0survey design: the evolutionary study of the cluster-cluster correlation function and of the cluster number density. The results are promising and, so far, in accordance with our predictions as to the survey sensitivity and cluster number density. The feasibility of the programme is demonstrated and further X-ray coverage is awaited in order to proceed with a truly significant statistical analysis. (Abridged)

  3. Occupational Education and Industrial Policy: Vocational Education Teacher Approval Survey. Occasional Paper 1.20.

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    Ricciuti, Renzo; Resnick, Harold

    A study compared the professional certification regulations and practices of 16 states regarding the initial acceptance, required preparation, and ongoing professional development of vocational teachers. The survey data consisted of copies of vocational teacher certification requirements and telephone interviews with representatives from the state…

  4. SURVEY OF TEACHERS' SALARIES IN U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

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    ANDERSON, PATRICIA

    THIS 19TH ANNUAL SALARY SURVEY OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT) LISTS TEACHERS' SALARIES AND BENEFITS PAID BY OVER 600 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALL 50 STATES AND IN THE 50 LARGEST CITIES DURING 1967-68. THE SIZE OF EACH DISTRICT, SALARY BY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND, INSURANCE PAID BY EACH DISTRICT, AND THE NUMBER OF STEPS BETWEEN MINIMUM AND…

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

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    Crow, Tracy

    2013-01-01

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

  6. Discrete Mathematics in Deaf Education: A Survey of Teachers' Knowledge and Use

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    Pagliaro, C.; Kritzer, K. L.

    2005-01-01

    The study documents what deaf education teachers know about discrete mathematics topics and determines if these topics are present in the mathematics curriculum. Survey data were collected from 290 mathematics teachers at center and public school programs serving a minimum of 120 students with hearing loss, grades K-8 or K-12, in the United…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. National Survey of Internet Usage: Teachers, Computer Coordinators, and School Librarians, Grades 3-12.

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    Market Data Retrieval, Inc., Shelton, CT.

    A study was conducted to assess the number and type of schools and educators who use the Internet/World Wide Web. The national survey was conducted in November and December of 1996, and included 6,000 teachers, computer coordinators, and school librarians currently working in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. At the elementary level, classroom teachers

  9. AIDS knowledge, teaching comfort, and support for AIDS education among school teachers: a statewide survey.

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    Boscarino, J A; DiClemente, R J

    1996-06-01

    With development of an effective HIV vaccine still elusive (Blower & McLean 1994; McLean & Blower 1993), the control of HIV infection may depend on our ability to successfully educate diverse groups of adolescents in different communities about homosexuality and other sensitive subject matter. A statewide survey of California teachers (n = 835) indicated that teachers generally were knowledgeable about AIDS, felt comfortable presenting AIDS prevention information to students, and supported AIDS education in schools. Nevertheless, teachers' level of AIDS knowledge, comfort, and support varied by grade and other background characteristics. Elementary teachers were less knowledgeable (p < .001), felt less comfortable teaching (p < .001), and were less supportive of school-based AIDS education (p < .01). Teachers in urban schools (p < .05) and nonwhite teachers (p < .01) also had lower AIDS knowledge relative to other teachers. However, in comparison to surveys conducted in other states, California teachers appeared more knowledgeable of and progressive about AIDS education in the schools. As new school-based HIV and AIDS policies and prevention programs are formulated in the 1990s, teacher input will be critical to effective program development and implementation. To achieve success, it is important that differences in teachers' knowledge, comfort, and support be taken into consideration during both the development and implementation phases of these programs. PMID:8806955

  10. Dual-Science-Career Couples: Survey Results

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    Laurie Mcneil

    this article, we present the results of a survey on this subject that we conducted overthe World Wide Web in 1998. We asked about the experiences of physicist (and otherscientist) couples in finding employment for both partners in the same location, and aboutsolutions that had proved successful. From the responses, we are able to describe thevarious ways in which the

  11. Preliminary Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results--1993.

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    Johnson, Joyce, Comp.

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

  12. Irrigation customer survey procedures and results

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    Harrer, B.J.; Johnston, J.W.; Dase, J.E.; Hattrup, M.P.; Reed, G.

    1987-03-01

    This report describes the statistical procedures, administrative procedures, and results of a telephone survey designed to collect primary data from individuals in the Pacific Northwest region who use electricity in irrigating agricultural crops. The project was intended to collect data useful for a variety of purposes, including conservation planning, load forecasting, and rate design.

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

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    Hezel Associates (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

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

  14. Geothermal industry employment: Survey results & analysis

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    Not Available

    2005-09-01

    The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is ofteh asked about the socioeconomic and employment impact of the industry. Since available literature dealing with employment involved in the geothermal sector appeared relatively outdated, unduly focused on certain activities of the industry (e.g. operation and maintenance of geothermal power plants) or poorly reliable, GEA, in consultation with the DOE, decided to conduct a new employment survey to provide better answers to these questions. The main objective of this survey is to assess and characterize the current workforce involved in geothermal activities in the US. Several initiatives have therefore been undertaken to reach as many organizations involved in geothermal activities as possible and assess their current workforce. The first section of this document describes the methodology used to contact the companies involved in the geothermal sector. The second section presents the survey results and analyzes them. This analysis includes two major parts. The first part analyzes the survey responses, presents employment numbers that were captured and describes the major characteristics of the industry that have been identified. The second part of the analysis estimates the number of workers involved in companies that are active in the geothermal business but did not respond to the survey or could not be reached. Preliminary conclusions and the study limits and restrictions are then presented. The third section addresses the potential employment impact related to manufacturing and construction of new geothermal power facilities. Indirect and induced economic impacts related with such investment are also investigated.

  15. Teacher Resources in Bilingual Education: A National Survey.

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    Waggoner, Dorothy

    1979-01-01

    The characteristics of 42,000 teachers who reported that they were teaching through a non-English language in 1976-77 were examined. Findings showed that teachers using a non-English language appeared to have been assigned on the basis of language skills alone. Fewer than half had had even one course in bilingual education. (NQ)

  16. Lessons from the Field: The Role of Student Surveys in Teacher Evaluation and Development

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    Schulz, Jeff; Sud, Gunjan; Crowe, Becky

    2014-01-01

    There is a growing belief that students can provide valuable feedback on a teacher's performance in the classroom. Student perception surveys are increasingly seen as a low-cost and reliable tool for gathering data and feedback on the quality of teaching in individual classrooms. However, incorporating student surveys into formal, high-stakes…

  17. Status and results from the RAVE survey

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    Siebert, A.

    2012-12-01

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

  18. TAPping into High Quality Teachers: Preliminary Results from the Teacher Advancement Program Comprehensive School Reform

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    Schacter, John; Thum, Yeow Meng

    2005-01-01

    The Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) is a comprehensive school reform with the goal to attract, retain, and motivate quality teachers. By aggressively recruiting new teachers, providing a career continuum, introducing teacher-led professional development, implementing rigorous teacher accountability, and paying teachers based on their position,…

  19. 2011-12 IPEGS Training for School Administrators: Survey Results. Research Brief. Volume 1105

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    Shneyderman, Aleksandr

    2012-01-01

    The survey results indicate that school administrators are familiar with the Instructional Performance Evaluation and Growth System (IPEGS); most rate themselves as proficient in conducting teacher observations. In addition, a majority of school administrators report a high degree of familiarity with both the IPEGS standards and the four-point…

  20. What Is Teaching Effectiveness? A Survey of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness.

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    Money, Sheila M.

    A study was conducted at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, in Ontario, Canada, to determine student and faculty perceptions of teacher effectiveness. Discussions with 10 nursing students identified 7 factors contributing to teacher effectiveness. A questionnaire, asking respondents to rank these seven characteristics, was distributed…

  1. TPACK Survey Development Study for Social Sciences Teachers and Teacher Candidates

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    Akman, Özkan; Güven, Cemal

    2015-01-01

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

  2. Results of the first UNICOS security survey

    SciTech Connect

    Christoph, G.G.

    1992-01-01

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

  3. Results of the first UNICOS security survey

    SciTech Connect

    Christoph, G.G.

    1992-06-01

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

  4. Educational Software Use: Results of a 1999 Regional Survey.

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    McGraw, Tammy M.; Blair, Betty C.; Ross, John D.

    A closer look at what actually occurs in classrooms forces observers to realize that to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning, teachers must address many challenges and demonstrate more than superficial knowledge about technology and its use. To assess one element of the technology integration issue, a regional survey of…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  6. A Survey of Teacher Attitudes and Classroom Practices.

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    Kohr, Richard L.

    Pennsylvania's Educational Quality Assessment Program (EQA) provides a school building assessment on each of the ten state adopted goals for quality education. Various teacher attitudes and usage of innovative classroom practices with respect to a series of control variables such as sex, educational level, experience, grade level and community…

  7. A Science Teacher Experience in the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Offshore Survey Expedition of May 2005

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    Moran, K.; Holt, S.; Grilli, S.

    2005-12-01

    Through the NSF-funded ARMADA Project, K-12 teachers can participate in scientific expeditions to gain a first-hand, and usually exciting, research experience. ARMADA Master Teachers decode this research opportunity that includes data collection and experimentation, into methodology development, and technology for use in their classrooms. Their experiences have broader impact because each teacher mentors other teachers in their school district and directly participates in the National Science Teachers Association Annual Convention to share the knowledge to an even broader educational audience. A science teacher, Susan Holt (from Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona) participated as part of an international scientific party on a recent cruise to study the seafloor in the area of the December 26th Great Sumatra earthquake and tsunami-the Sumatra Earthquake And Tsunami Offshore Survey (SEATOS). She participated in all aspects of the expedition: geophysical surveys, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) "watch", sample preparation and recovery, science planning and review meetings, and by interacting with the expert ship's crew. Susan posted reports regularly on a website and prepared a daily log that that was useful not only for her students, but also for other teachers in the Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona and the Montgomery County School District in Tennessee, science team members' families, friends, and local press. Overall, the experience benefited all parties: the teacher by learning and experiencing a shipboard geophysical operation; the scientists by Susan's fresh perspective that encouraged everyone to re-examine their first assumptions and interpretations; the SEATOS expedition by Susan's assistance in science operations; and the shipboard environment where she was able to break down the typical artificial barriers between the science `crew' and the ship's crew through frank and open dialogue. We present a summary of the SEATOS expedition, the teacher and mentor's roles, examples of Susan's activities on the cruise, and anticipated outcomes.

  8. Yoga in Australia: Results of a national survey

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    Penman, Stephen; Cohen, Marc; Stevens, Philip; Jackson, Sue

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: The therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation are well documented, yet little is known about the practice of yoga in Australia or elsewhere, whether as a physical activity, a form of therapy, a spiritual path or a lifestyle. Materials and Methods: To investigate the practice of yoga in Australia, a national survey of yoga practitioners was conducted utilizing a comprehensive web-based questionnaire. Respondents were self-selecting to participate. A total of 3,892 respondents completed the survey. Sixty overseas respondents and 1265 yoga teachers (to be reported separately) were excluded, leaving 2,567 yoga practitioner respondents. Results: The typical yoga survey respondent was a 41-year-old, tertiary educated, employed, health-conscious female (85% women). Asana (postures) and vinyasa (sequences of postures) represented 61% of the time spent practicing, with the other 39% devoted to the gentler practices of relaxation, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and instruction. Respondents commonly started practicing yoga for health and fitness but often continued practicing for stress management. One in five respondents practiced yoga for a specific health or medical reason which was seen to be improved by yoga practice. Of these, more people used yoga for stress management and anxiety than back, neck or shoulder problems, suggesting that mental health may be the primary health-related motivation for practicing yoga. Healthy lifestyle choices were seen to be more prevalent in respondents with more years of practice. Yoga-related injuries occurring under supervision in the previous 12 months were low at 2.4% of respondents. Conclusions: Yoga practice was seen to assist in the management of specific health issues and medical conditions. Regular yoga practice may also exert a healthy lifestyle effect including vegetarianism, non-smoking, reduced alcohol consumption, increased exercise and reduced stress with resulting cost benefits to the community. PMID:22869991

  9. Classroom Teachers' Perceptions about Inclusion and Preservice Teacher Education

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

    2000-01-01

    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

  10. A survey of computer science teacher preparation programs in Israel tells us: computer science deserves a designated high school teacher preparation

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    Noa Ragonis; Orit Hazzan; Judith Gal-Ezer

    2010-01-01

    This paper focuses on the development and implementation of computer science (CS) teacher preparation programs, which are among the educational and pedagogical challenges faced by those involved in the current development of CS. It presents a survey that reflects the accumulative knowledge gained in Israel over the past twenty years with respect to CS teacher preparation. We explored nine institutes

  11. The Accuracy of Teachers' Self-Reports on Their Postsecondary Education: Teacher Transcript Study, Schools and Staffing Survey. Working Paper Series.

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    Chaney, Bradford

    A study was conducted to determine the best method for obtaining information on teachers' backgrounds for the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Two alternative methodologies were compared: the collection of teachers' self-reports of their academic qualifications and the use of their college transcripts. While transcripts are assumed to provide…

  12. Turkish Adaptation of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Survey for Elementary Teachers

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    Kaya, Sibel; Dag, Funda

    2013-01-01

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

  13. A Report on a Survey of Teacher Education Graduates: Class of 1970.

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    Morris, Dianna B.; Ussery, Robert M.

    This report surveyed all the teacher education majors who graduated from East Carolina University in the Class of 1970, two years after graduation. The questionnaire requested information on educational background, the relevance of the college experience to actual teaching experience, and self-ratings on their traits and abilities as professional…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Evolution and Religious Beliefs: A Survey of Pennsylvania High School Teachers.

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    Osif, Bonnie Anne

    1997-01-01

    Discusses an 84-question survey administered to a random sample of Pennsylvania school districts focusing on the Christian community which has voiced the most concerns about teaching evolution in the schools. Thirty-nine percent of responding high school teachers felt creation science should be taught in the public school. Comparisons are also…

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

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    Kushner, Remigia; Helbling, Madonna

    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…

  17. The Japanese-U.S. Global Awareness Survey: Implications for Training Social Studies Teachers.

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    Cogan, John J.

    A global awareness survey of Japanese education majors was carried out to assess the level of knowledge of freshmen and senior teacher trainees, the level of their attitudinal awareness of key global issues, and their level of competence in their most proficient second language. A stratified sample was drawn from the total population of Japanese…

  18. Discrete mathematics in deaf education: a survey of teachers' knowledge and use.

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    Pagliaro, Claudia M; Kritzer, Karen L

    The study documents what deaf education teachers know about discrete mathematics topics and determines if these topics are present in the mathematics curriculum. Survey data were collected from 290 mathematics teachers at center and public school programs serving a minimum of 120 students with hearing loss, grades K-8 or K-12, in the United States. Findings indicate that deaf education teachers are familiar with many discrete mathematics topics but do not include them in instruction because they consider the concepts too complicated for their students. Also, regardless of familiarity level, deaf education teachers are not familiar with discrete mathematics terminology; nor is their mathematics teaching structured to provide opportunities to apply the real-world-oriented activities used in discrete mathematics instruction. Findings emphasize the need for higher expectations of students with hearing loss, and for reform in mathematics curriculum and instruction within deaf education. PMID:16212014

  19. Do Teacher Characteristics Matter? New Results on the Effects of Teacher Preparation on Student Achievement

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    Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

    2009-01-01

    Research fairly consistently demonstrates that teachers are an important measurable factor in student learning, yet few teacher characteristics are shown to be consistently related to student achievement. Using a state administrative dataset that matches individual students to their teachers over time, I find that math teachers' undergraduate…

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

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    Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others

    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…

  1. Crime and Justice Survey Results: Tennessee.

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    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville.

    Tennesseans were surveyed concerning criminal justice issues. The survey contained questions concerning punishment of criminals, fear of crime, effectiveness of the criminal justice system, history as a victim of crime, and public attitudes on several criminal justice issues, juvenile issues, and child abuse issues. The sample was randomly…

  2. CIRES Diversity Committee Survey Results Report

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    to all CIRES employees informing them of the new diversity initiative and its kick-off online survey, including the following: o Provide information on specific upcoming opportunities. o Provide training employee a new Apple iPad. The CIRES Diversity Survey was open from Tuesday, March 8, through Friday, March

  3. MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012

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    ... in 2012. Learn more about the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey used to gather MedlinePlus survey data. During 2012 MedlinePlus served an average of 62 million page views a month. Patients, their families, and their health care providers come ...

  4. Results Summary Customer Satisfaction Survey 2011

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    and orientation activities, - Reliability, empathy, satisfaction, - Residences. Survey goals: - evaluate Availability of questionnaire: 12/01/12 ­ 02/02/12 Target population: International Students PoliMi Survey - obtain information on international students requirements Questionnaire: online questionnaire with rating

  5. Middle School Risk Behavior 1995 Survey Results.

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

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

  6. Teacher Preparation Programs and District/School Supports for Deaf Education Teachers: A Survey of Beginning Teachers

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    Peneston, Dee Anne

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between deaf education teachers' perceptions of preparedness and their learning experiences in preparation programs and districts' and schools' supports they receive during beginning years of teaching. Additionally, this study provides suggestions regarding what colleges and…

  7. Good Intentions, Questionable Results: Implications for the Professional Development of Teachers.

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    Sullivan, Susan; Shulman, Vivian; Glanz, Jeffrey

    2002-01-01

    Examined the extent of implementation of the 1995-00 United Federation of Teachers-New York City contract agreement on annual teacher performance reviews, identifying factors impacting implementation. Survey and interview data indicate that few schools are implementing the performance review option, mainly due to lack of adequate training. Lack of…

  8. The TOOT Survey: status and early results

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    Gary J. Hill; Steve Rawlings

    2003-01-22

    The TexOx-1000 (TOOT) radio source redshift survey is designed to find and study typical radio-loud active galaxies to high redshift. They are typical in the same sense that L* galaxies are typical of galaxies in the optical. Previous surveys have only included the most luminous, rare objects at and beyond the peak of activity at z~2, but in going a factor of 100 fainter than the 3C survey, and in assembling a large sample, TOOT probes for the first time the objects that dominate the radio luminosity density of the universe at high redshift. Here we describe the current status of the TOOT survey and draw preliminary conclusions about the redshift distribution of the radio sources. So far, ~520 of the 1000 radio sources have redshifts, with ~440 of those in well-defined, complete, sub-regions of the survey. For these we find a median redshift of z=1, but the measured redshift distribution has a deficit of objects with z~2, when compared to predictions based on extrapolating luminosity functions constrained by higher-flux-density samples. These are the more luminous objects that usually show emission lines, and which should not be missed in the survey unless they are heavily reddened. The deficit may be real, but it would not be too surprising to find a population of faint, reddened radio sources at z~2-3 among the TOOT sources yet to have accurate redshifts.

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

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    McCleskey, Nicole

    2010-01-01

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

  10. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2003

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    § Johnson Controls § Merle Moore § National Park Service § Pingree Park § US Geological Survey § Snohomish County Parks 67% are employed or attending grad school vs. 82% in Spring, 2002 #12;NRRT (48 Parks and Recreation Department § City of Fort Collins § CSU Colorado Water Resources Research

  11. MHEC Academic Scheduling Software Survey Results.

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    Midwestern Higher Education Commission Academic Software Committee Research Bulletin, 1995

    1995-01-01

    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…

  12. Workshop Results: Teaching Geoscience to K-12 Teachers

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

    2012-12-01

    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.

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

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

    2011-12-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Validation and Application of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey in English Language Teacher Education Classrooms in Iran

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    Ebrahimi, Nabi. A.

    2015-01-01

    This article reports the validation and application of an English language teacher education (LTE) version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES). The instrument, called the CLES-LTE, was field tested with a sample of 622 Iranian English language student teachers in 28 classes. When principal components analysis led to the…

  16. Preservice Teachers' Classroom Management Training: A Survey of Self-Reported Training Experiences, Content Coverage, and Preparedness

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    Christofferson, Michael; Sullivan, Amanda L.

    2015-01-01

    Many teachers report that their preservice training in classroom management was inadequate or ineffective, but little is known about the types of training they receive. In this exploratory study, 157 preservice teachers from throughout the United States were surveyed about the training sources through which they obtained knowledge and skills in…

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

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    Binns, Katherine; Markow, Dana

    1999-01-01

    "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…

  18. Student Teaching Feedback and Evaluation: Results from a Seven-State Survey

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    La Paro, Karen M.; Scott-Little, Catherine; Ejimofor, Anurika; Sumrall, Teressa; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L.; Pianta, Robert C.; Burchinal, Margaret; Hamre, Bridget; Downer, Jason; Howes, Carollee

    2014-01-01

    Recent surveys have provided some guidance and recommendations for the student teaching component in early childhood teacher preparation, but specific information on the focus of supervision and evaluation of student teachers is limited. The current study surveyed 128 early childhood programs in 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education…

  19. Surveying the technology landscape: Teachers' use of technology in secondary mathematics classrooms

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    Goos, Merrilyn; Bennison, Anne

    2008-12-01

    For many years, education researchers excited by the potential for digital technologies to transform mathematics teaching and learning have predicted that these technologies would become rapidly integrated into every level of education. However, recent international research shows that technology still plays a marginal role in mathematics classrooms. These trends deserve investigation in the Australian context, where over the past 10 years secondary school mathematics curricula have been revised to allow or require use of digital technologies in learning and assessment tasks. This paper reports on a survey of mathematics teachers' use of computers, graphics calculators, and the Internet in Queensland secondary schools, and examines relationships between use and teachers' pedagogical knowledge and beliefs, access to technology, and professional development opportunities. Although access to all forms of technology was a significant factor related to use, teacher beliefs and participation in professional development were also influential. Teachers wanted professional development that modelled planning and pedagogy so they could meaningfully integrate technology into their lessons in ways that help students learn mathematical concepts. The findings have implications not only for resourcing of schools, but also for designing professional development that engages teachers with technology in their local professional contexts.

  20. SURVEY OF RECENT GRADUATES SUMMARY OF RESULTS

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    Rhode Island, University of

    /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 of the response samples are similar to the survey populations; however, a comparison of the response samples population that returned a response.) Academic year of graduation 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Total

  1. Teacher Ethnicity: Relationships with Teaching Rewards and Incentives.

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    Kottkamp, Robert B.; And Others

    Survey data collected from 2,718 Dade County (Florida) public school teachers were analyzed to determine the relationship between teacher ethnic identity and patterns of perceived work rewards and incentives. Anglo, Black, and Cuban teachers were included in the survey. Results indicated that patterns of differences existed among the teacher

  2. An educational campaign about epilepsy among Italian primary school teachers. 2. The results of a focused training program.

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    Mecarelli, Oriano; Messina, Paolo; Capovilla, Giuseppe; Michelucci, Roberto; Romeo, Antonino; Beghi, Ettore; De Simone, Roberto; Cerquiglini, Antonella; Vecchi, Marilena; Boniver, Clementina; Monti, Fabrizio; Ferlazzo, Edoardo; Gasparini, Sara; Baldassarri, Chiara; Cesaroni, Elisabetta; Stranci, Giuseppe; Elia, Maurizio; Severi, Sauro; Pizzanelli, Chiara; Ausserer, Harald; Montalenti, Elisa; Pieri, Ilaria; Germano, Michele; Cantisani, Teresa; Casellato, Susanna; Pruna, Dario

    2015-01-01

    A cohort of 582 Italian primary school teachers underwent a questionnaire survey to test their knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy and verify whether an intensive and focused educational program could result in improvement of knowledge and attitudes. The program consisted of a presentation of the clinical manifestations of epilepsy and the distribution of informative brochures and an educational kit on the disease and its management to be used with their students. After several months, 317 teachers were retested using the same questions. Upon retest, the number of "don't know" answers decreased significantly for almost all questions. This was not the case for negative attitudes. The same holds true for teachers believing that epilepsy is a source of learning disability and social disadvantage. These findings support the beliefs that education on epilepsy is more likely to affect ignorance than prejudice and that stronger interventions are needed to counteract stigmatizing behaviors. PMID:25500360

  3. What Will Classroom Teachers Do With Shared Research Results?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. J. Passow; J. K. Weissel; M. Cormier; K. R. Newman

    2005-01-01

    Scientists are passionate about the research problems they investigate, and wish to share their discoveries as widely as possible. Similarly, classroom teachers who are passionate about their subject can better foster student learning. One way to enhance such passions involves bringing teachers and scientists together to discuss cutting-edge discoveries and develop curricular materials based on the respective strengths of educators

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-03-01

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

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

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

    2003-01-01

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

  7. Arts Education in Grades 6 through 9: A National Survey of Arts Teachers and Supervisors. Research Report 84.

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    Crane, Valerie

    A national survey of 1,320 arts teachers and 165 supervisors was undertaken to assist in identifying content areas and developing content objectives for an instructional television series on visual art, music, drama, and dance for students in grades 6 through 9. The objectives of the survey were to assess teaching practices in arts education in…

  8. Neuromyths among Teachers and Student Teachers

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    Tardif, Eric; Doudin, Pierre-André; Meylan, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    Many so-called brain-based educational approaches have been strongly criticized for their lack of empirical support and occasionally for their use of pseudoscientific concepts. As a result, several use the term neuromyths to refer to false beliefs or misinterpretations regarding neuroscientific facts. We surveyed both teachers and student teachers

  9. Administrative Staff Council Job Satisfaction Survey Results Overview

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    Moore, Paul A.

    1 Administrative Staff Council Job Satisfaction Survey Results Overview April 2, 2012 Population for staff) #12;2 o Employee evaluations are inconsistent, sometimes not done at all, or employees do the survey for possible implementation. #12;3 1. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with each item

  10. Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results, 1995. Executive Summary.

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.

    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…

  11. Integrated alarm annunciation and entry control systems -- Survey results

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

    1993-10-01

    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.

  12. First Results from the ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey

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

    1998-01-01

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

  13. Offering Results to Participants in a Diabetes Survey: Effects on Survey Response Rates

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    Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss; Nilay D. Shah; James R. Deming; Holly K. Van Houten; Steven A. Smith; Timothy J. Beebe

    2011-01-01

    Background:Background: There are many reasons why an investigator may choose to share results with survey respondents; however, the practice is not universal. Moreover, while there is some evidence that the practice increases response rates, it is of limited generalizability. Abstract: Objective:Objective: The aim of this study was to determine both the impact on survey response rates of offering study results

  14. StaffSurveyAnalysisResults October2012

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    / Service and Maintenance Other Job Recognition and Satisfaction 1. I believe that I am fairly compensated submitted by Staff Senators with the aim of measuring the work environment and satisfaction wide) Results of each of the questions in the three topic areas are presented below (Likert scale: SA

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

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    Nakayama, Natsue; Takagi, Akiko; Imamura, Hiromi

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-07-01

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

  17. Medical Radioisotope Data Survey: 2002 Preliminary Results

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    Siciliano, Edward R.

    2004-06-23

    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)

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Brierley, Andrew

    summarises the main survey results, focussing on analysis at the institutional level. · Job Satisfaction - 84 able to fully participate in the survey process. The survey adopted a 5-point scale (strongly disagree their agreement with 26 statements. These statements were incorporated into the six sections below: · Job

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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'…

  1. Staffing for Electronic Resource Management: the Results of a Survey

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    Duranceau, Ellen

    2002-01-01

    The authors offer the results of an informal survey of library staffing trends related to the acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources. They test their hypothesis that the problem of staffing for e-resources has ...

  2. The Lupus Transit Survey For Hot Jupiters: Results and Lessons

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

    2009-01-01

    We present the results of a deep, wide-field transit survey targeting Hot Jupiter planets in the Lupus region of the Galactic plane conducted over 53 nights concentrated in two epochs separated by a year. Using the Australian National University 40-inch telescope at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), the survey covered a 0.66 sq. deg. region close to the Galactic Plane (b=11 deg.) and monitored a total of 110,372 stars (15.0Lupus-TR-3), two are blended systems (Lupus-TR-1 and 4), and one is a binary (Lupus-TR-2). The results of this successful survey...

  3. Generic results of the space physics community survey

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    Sharma, Rikhi R.; Cohen, Nathaniel B.

    1993-01-01

    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.

  4. Perspectives: Mentoring New Teachers

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    Deborah L. Hanuscin

    2008-07-01

    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.

  5. Social and Musical Objectives or Experiences School Music Teachers Anticipate Their Students Will Achieve as a Result of Attending a Summer Music Camp

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    Richards, Eric W.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate specific social and musical objectives or experiences school music teachers anticipate their students will achieve as a result of attending a summer music camp. A survey instrument was developed to collect demographic data and responses to questions regarding 14 specific musical and social variables.…

  6. Teacher Behavior and Student Outcomes: Results of a European Study

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

    2014-01-01

    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,…

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

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    Caraher, Philip John

    2010-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Buchholtz, Nils; Kaiser, Gabriele

    2013-01-01

    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

  9. Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey: Initial Results

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

    1995-01-01

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

  10. Quality improvement: analysis and modeling based on survey results.

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    Radovilsky, Z D

    1993-12-01

    This paper describes the results of the survey conducted in the manufacturing, distribution, and service organizations regarding total quality management (TQM) implementation. These results proved that an effective TQM program should contain consistent training of all employees and managers in TQM issues, significant improvement in communication methods between departments implementing TQM, development of the standards to measure and control the cost of quality, and reliable information about the results of TQM implementation. Based on the survey results, the quantitative relationships between quality improvement characteristics and different internal factors are presented. Statistical models described in the paper revealed leading predictors of a successful TQM implementation. PMID:7952972

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

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

    2013-12-01

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

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

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    Barrow, Lloyd H.; Germann, Paul

    1987-01-01

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

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

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

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

  14. The Utility of Teacher and Student Surveys in Principal Evaluations: An Empirical Investigation. REL 2015-047

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    Liu, Keke; Stuit, David; Springer, Jeff; Wan, Yinmei

    2014-01-01

    This study examined whether adding student and teacher survey measures to existing principal evaluation measures increases the overall power of the principal evaluation model to explain variation in student achievement across schools. The study was conducted using data from 2011-12 on 39 elementary and secondary schools within a midsize urban…

  15. A Follow-Up Study of "Teacher Beliefs Survey": A Psychometric Investigation of the Instrument and Its Educational Implications.

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    Benjamin, Jane; Petersen, Naomi Jeffery; Sink, Chris; Walker, Brenda

    The construct validity of the revised Teacher Beliefs Survey (TBS) (S. Woolley and A. Woolley, 1999) was examined, and the populations that can use this instrument reliably were explored in this study. The TBS was designed to identify the dimensions of classroom practices. The revised instrument, which contained additional subscale items, was…

  16. Education and New Information Technologies Teacher Training and Research. A Survey of Co-operative Projects between Universities and Schools.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

    This report from the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) presents responses to a questionnaire and supporting documentation from 107 universities and 22 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The survey covered 154 projects on teacher training, research, and evaluation in information…

  17. Survey Development to Assess Parental Satisfaction with Adapted Physical Education Teachers' Abilities Working with Children with Autism

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    Columna, Luis; Cook, Allison; Foley, John T.; Bailey, JoEllen

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to systematically develop and validate an instrument to assess parental perceptions toward adapted physical education (APE) teachers, who work with children with autism. Methods: Participants included two expert panels and parents of children and youth with autism. The survey used a Likert-scale design where…

  18. Teachers' attitudes towards proof of mathematical results in the secondary school curriculum: The case of zimbabwe

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    Nyaumwe, Lovemore; Buzuzi, George

    2007-12-01

    This study investigated teachers' attitudes towards proofs in the secondary school mathematics curriculum. The study was motivated by a desire to fill a gap existing in the literature in relation to teachers' attitudes towards proofs. Thirty-four secondary school mathematics teachers' responses to a Likert type questionnaire and interviews were summarised using the five themes of utility, positive attitudes, methods of proof, negative attitudes, and suitability of level of students to perform proofs. The teachers expressed neutral attitudes on technology as a method of proof and disagreed that verbal proof was a valid method for proving the viability of mathematical claims. The implications of the results are discussed using the context of Zimbabwean classrooms with a view to promote debate on how teachers could implement learner-centred reform.

  19. First Results from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey

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    Salzer, J. J.; Gronwall, C.; KISS Team

    1997-12-01

    We present preliminary results of our initial selection of emission-line galaxy candidates from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey (KISS) project. KISS is a wide-field survey for extragalactic emission-line objects being carried out with the Burrell Schmidt at Kitt Peak. It combines the classical objective-prism technique for finding strong-lined star-forming galaxies and AGNs with the use of CCD detectors and automated reduction software to enhance and stream-line the survey process. With its good depth plus significant areal coverage, KISS will be a powerful tool for the study of activity in galaxies. Our first survey strip covers 102 square degrees across the North Galactic Cap. The data consist of deep (to B = 20) objective-prism images, deep direct images in both B and V, and small-format photometric calibration images of each field. The objective-prism data cover two spectral regions: red spectra which include the H? line, and blue spectra with the [O III]lambda 5007 line. Only results from analyzing the red spectra are presented here. The survey technique used for KISS is extremely successful. Our red spectra yield an average of 18 emission-line galaxy candidates per square degree, which is 180 times higher than the Markarian survey and 32 times the surface density of the Gallego et al. survey. Our direct images provide accurate photometry for all candidates, while rough redshifts and line strengths can be measured from the objective-prism spectra. We present an analysis of the completeness limits of the survey as well as the physical characteristics of the candidate galaxies, such as their luminosity, color, and redshift distributions. Examples of newly discovered emission-line galaxies are shown. The selection function of the survey can be accurately determined from the survey data, allowing us to utilize this large sample for performing statistical studies such as the determination of luminosity functions (B band and H? ) and measurement of the star-formation rate density of the local universe. Other members of the KISS project include V. Lipovetsky & A. Kniazev , T. Boroson (NOAO/USGP), T. Thuan (U. Virginia), J. Moody (BYU), Y. Izotov (Ukrainian Acad. Sci.), J. Herrero (BBN), and L. Frattare (STScI).

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

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    Otter, Dan

    2010-01-01

    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…

  1. EFL Foreign Teacher Stress in Korea: Causes and Coping Mechanisms

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    Brundage, Gregory C.

    2007-01-01

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

  2. Attitudes of South Dakota Teachers toward the Public Schools.

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    Webster, Loraine; Wood, Robert W.

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Heald, George; LOFAR Collaboration

    2014-01-01

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

  5. 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...

  6. Using organizational survey results to improve organizational performance

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Janine Waclawski

    1996-01-01

    Examines the use of organizational surveys as a way of improving organizational performance in financial services firms. States that, in a service organization, culture is just as important as leadership style and sets out to demonstrate this. Customer skills ratings and financial performance measures were collected and collated over an 18-month period and compared to the results of an organization

  7. UW Sustainability Initiative Survey Report on Final Results

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    Martin, Jeff

    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

  8. The Results From The NICMOS Parallel Imaging and Grism Survey

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    Lin Yan

    1999-06-28

    We present the results of a survey which utilizes the NICMOS Camera 3 Parallel grism and imaging observations of random fields. We have identified 33 H$\\alpha$ emission-line galaxies at 0.75 5$ and $H$ brighter than 20.6. The surface density of these objects is around 0.6 per square arcminutes.

  9. Exploratory visualization software for reporting environmental survey results.

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    Fisher, P; Arnot, C; Bastin, L; Dykes, J

    2001-08-01

    Environmental surveys yield three principal products: maps, a set of data tables, and a textual report. The relationships between these three elements, however, are often cumbersome to present, making full use of all the information in an integrated and systematic sense difficult. The published paper report is only a partial solution. Modern developments in computing, particularly in cartography, GIS, and hypertext, mean that it is increasingly possible to conceive of an easier and more interactive approach to the presentation of such survey results. Here, we present such an approach which links map and tabular datasets arising from a vegetation survey, allowing users ready access to a complex dataset using dynamic mapping techniques. Multimedia datasets equipped with software like this provide an exciting means of quick and easy visual data exploration and comparison. These techniques are gaining popularity across the sciences as scientists and decision-makers are presented with increasing amounts of diverse digital data. We believe that the software environment actively encourages users to make complex interrogations of the survey information, providing a new vehicle for the reader of an environmental survey report. PMID:11505766

  10. UAV platforms for cultural heritage survey: first results

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

    2014-05-01

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

  11. Preliminary results from an indoor radon thoron survey in Hungary.

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    Szeiler, G; Somlai, J; Ishikawa, T; Omori, Y; Mishra, R; Sapra, B K; Mayya, Y S; Tokonami, S; Csordás, A; Kovács, T

    2012-11-01

    More than half of the radiation dose of natural origin comes from radon. However, according to some surveys in certain cases, the radiation dose originating from thoron may be considerable. Among the factors disturbing the measurement of radon, the presence of thoron may also influence the measured radon value, making the estimated radiation exposure imprecise. Thoron has previously been surveyed, mainly in Asia; however, recent surveys for some European locations have found that significant thoron concentrations also need to be considered. In this survey, several types of commercially available SSNTDs (solid-state nuclear track detectors) capable of measuring both radon and thoron were placed at the same time in 73 houses and 7 workplaces in Hungary with 3-month exposition periods. In order to measure thoron, the distance of the detector sets was fixed as 15-20 cm from the walls. The radon concentration was measured with five types of SSNTDs: NRPB, NRPB SSI, Raduet, DTPS and DRPS. The first four types had relatively good accordance (within ± 10 %), but the results of the DRPS detectors were considerably lower when compared with other detectors for radon concentrations over 100 Bq m(-3). The thoron averages were provided by two different types of detectors: Raduet and DTPS. The difference between their average results was more than 30 % and was six times the maximum values. Therefore, the thoron measurement results were judged to be erroneous, and their measurement protocol should be clearly established for future work. PMID:22927648

  12. The Missing CV Population: Results From An Objective Prism Survey

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    C. Tappert; T. Augusteijn; J. Maza

    2001-09-28

    We present the results of a search for cataclysmic variables (CVs) in the Calan-Tololo survey. We detected a total number of 21 CVs, 12 of them are previously unknown objects. Our results suggest that the mismatch between the theoretically predicted sample and the observed one is not due to observational bias but has to be resolved by a revision of the theoretical models.

  13. Teachers

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    Isabel Huet; José Tavares; George Weir

    Increasing attention to quality and innovation in Higher Education (HE) is enhancing the pedagogic knowledge of faculty members and thereby encouraging the academic success of their students. This aim requires, from the institution and teachers, a greater degree of involvement than was previously the case. This is certainly borne out by experience in Portuguese universities. The growing concern of engineers

  14. A deep cluster survey in Chandra archival data. First results

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    W. Boschin

    2003-04-17

    I present the first results of a search for clusters of galaxies in Chandra ACIS pointed observations at high galactic latitude with exposure times larger than 10 ks. The survey is being carried out using the Voronoi Tessellation and Percolation technique, which is particularly suited for the detection and accurate quantification of extended and/or low surface brightness emission in X-ray imaging observations. A new catalogue of 36 cluster candidates has been created from 5.55 square degrees of surveyed area. Five of these candidates have already been associated to visible enhancements of the projected galaxy distribution in low deepness DSS-II fields and are probably low-to moderate redshift systems. Three of the candidates have been identified in previous ROSAT-based surveys. I show that a significative fraction (30-40%) of the candidate clusters are probably intermediate to high redshift systems. In this paper I publish the catalogue of these first candidate clusters. I also derive the number counts of clusters and compare it with the results of deep ROSAT-based cluster surveys.

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  18. Coverage for robotics – A survey of recent results

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    Howie Choset

    2001-01-01

    This paper surveys recent results in coverage path planning, a new path planning approach that determines a path for a robot\\u000a to pass over all points in its free space. Unlike conventional point-to-point path planning, coverage path planning enables\\u000a applications such as robotic de-mining, snow removal, lawn mowing, car-body painting, machine milling, etc. This paper will\\u000a focus on coverage path

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

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    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

    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.

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

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

    2008-08-22

    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 ({approx}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.

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

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    Muchmore, James A.

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  2. Inquiry-Based Instruction in Secondary Science Classrooms: A Survey of Teacher Practice

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    Gejda, Linda M.; LaRocco, Diana J.

    2006-01-01

    Background: For ten years, the National Science Education Standards (National Research Council, 1996) have served as the foundation for Connecticut's teacher certification in science and the expectations of teacher practice secondary science classrooms. Furthermore, beginning science teachers must demonstrate the ability to teach in an…

  3. ChaMPlane Galactic Bulge Latitude Survey: Optical Results

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

    2010-02-01

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

  4. Results from the 2010 Chief Human Resource Officer Survey

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    Almor, Amit

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  6. Results of the BETS Survey of the CC Cryostat

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    Luther, R.D.; /Fermilab

    1988-01-07

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

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

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    2013-01-01

    Background The aim of the study was to investigate obesity status and associated health risk behaviors in a sample of German kindergarten teachers. At present, such data are not available, despite the fact that kindergarten teachers educate children at a formative time in their lives. Methods Kindergarten teachers aged 18–62 years (n?=?313) were invited to participate in the Kindergarten Teacher Health Study (KTHS) by completing a self-reported questionnaire. We analyzed their obesity status, health risk behaviors (i.e., habitual physical activity, screen time activities, eating behavior patterns, smoking), and their general ability to identify overweight children and the associated health risks of overweight and obesity based on special age- and sex-specific silhouettes. After adjusting for covariates, bivariate correlations were conducted for associations between body mass index (BMI) and health risk behaviors, while analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to analyze differences of health risk behaviors between BMI groups. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to predict determinants of kindergarten teachers who did not correctly identify the overweight silhouettes and their associated physical and mental health risks. Additionally, data regarding kindergarten teachers’ weight status and smoking behavior were compared with nationally representative data from the 2009 Microcensus (n?=?371310) using the Mann–Whitney U-test. Results The prevalence rates of overweight and obesity were 41.2% and 17.9%, respectively. The prevalence of obesity was significantly higher in kindergarten teachers (p?teachers were able to identify overweight children correctly. The fact that being overweight is associated with physical and mental health risks was only reported by 40.1% and 21.2% of teachers, respectively. Older kindergarten teachers were more likely to misclassify the overweight silhouettes, while younger, normal-weight, and overweight kindergarten teachers were more likely to underestimate the associated health risks. Obese kindergarten teachers reported spending more time in front of computer and television screens than their normal-weight counterparts, especially on weekends. In addition, obese kindergarten teachers reported eating less often with their families and more frequently reported watching television during meals. Conclusions Advanced monitoring and multifaceted interventions to improve the health behaviors of kindergarten teachers should be given high priority. Because kindergarten teachers’ behavioral modeling presumably mediates children’s health behaviors, additional research is needed about kindergarten teachers’ health and its proposed interaction with children’s health. PMID:24093334

  8. “Health inequalities in Armenia - analysis of survey results

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    2012-01-01

    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

  9. Environmental scan of anal cancer screening practices: worldwide survey results

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

    2014-01-01

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

  10. Maternal smoking and offspring inattention and hyperactivity: results from a cross-national European survey.

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    Kovess, Viviane; Keyes, Katherine M; Hamilton, Ava; Pez, Ondine; Bitfoi, Adina; Koç, Ceren; Goelitz, Dietmar; Kuijpers, Rowella; Lesinskiene, Sigita; Mihova, Zlatka; Otten, Roy; Fermanian, C; Pilowsky, Daniel J; Susser, Ezra

    2014-11-21

    In utero exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes; the association with later childhood mental health outcomes remains controversial. We used a strategy involving comparison of maternal and paternal smoking reports in a sample pooling data from six diverse European countries. Data were drawn from mother (N = 4,517) and teacher (N = 4,611) reported attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in school children aged 6-11 in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Germany, and the Netherlands, surveyed in 2010. Mothers report on self and husband's smoking patterns during the pregnancy period. Logistic regression used with control covariates including demographics, maternal distress, live births, region, and post-pregnancy smoking. In unadjusted models, maternal prenatal smoking was associated with probable ADHD based on mother [Odds Ratio (OR) = 1.82, 95 % Confidence Interval (CI) 1.45-2.29], teacher (OR = 1.69, 95 % CI 1.33-2.14) and mother plus teacher (OR = 1.49, 95 % CI 1.03-2.17) report. Paternal prenatal smoking was similarly associated with probable ADHD in unadjusted models. When controlled for relevant confounders, maternal prenatal smoking remained a risk factor for offspring probable ADHD based on mother report (OR = 1.44, 95 % CI 1.06-1.96), whereas the effect of paternal prenatal smoking diminished (e.g., mother report: OR = 1.17, 95 % CI 0.92-1.49). Drawing on data from a diverse set of countries across Europe, we document that the association between maternal smoking and offspring ADHD is stronger than that of paternal smoking during the pregnancy period and offspring ADHD. To the extent that confounding is shared between parents, these results reflect a potential intrauterine influence of smoking on ADHD in children. PMID:25413602

  11. Results From the TICO-CAVA Land Seismic Refraction Survey

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

    2007-12-01

    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.

  12. Results of the PERI survey of SciDAC applications

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    de Supinski, Bronis R. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Hollingsworth, Jeffrey K. [University of Maryland; Moore, Shirley [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Worley, Patrick H [ORNL

    2007-01-01

    The Performance Engineering Research Institute (PERI) project focuses on achieving superior performance for Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) applications on leadership class machines through cutting-edge research in performance modeling and automated performance tuning. This focus requires coordinated activities to engage SciDAC application teams. The initial application engagement activity was a survey of these teams to determine their performance goals, the criticality of those goals, current performance of their applications, application characteristics relevant to performance and their plans for future optimization. Using a web-based questionnaire, PERI researchers have worked with application developers to provide this information for over twenty-five applications. This paper describes the initial analysis of the application characteristics and performance goals, as well as current and future application engagement activities driven by these results. While the survey was conducted primarily to meet PERI needs, the results represent a snapshot of the state of SciDAC code development and may be of use to the DOE community at large. Overall, the results show that SciDAC application teams are engaged in significant new code development, which will require flexible performance optimization techniques that can improve performance as the applications evolve.

  13. Constraints on cosmological models from the IRAS QDOT survey results

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    Park, Changbom

    1991-01-01

    The results of the recent IRAS survey are used to explore constraints on the nature of the Galaxy density field. Realistic simulations of the survey made from N-body simulations of the n = -1 power-law power spectrum and the Omega = 1 CDM models show that the power-law model is basically consistent with all QDOT variance results, while the CDM model has a smaller variance than the observation at the 20/h Mpc Gaussian smoothing scale. It is concluded that the QDOT results are best explained if the power spectrum of the Galaxy density field has a slope of about -1 near a wavelength of about 100/h Mpc, while the CDM model has a slope of about 0 at that scale. The possibility of marginal non-Gaussian behavior at the 20/h Mpc scale reported by Saunders et al. (1990) is examined for gravitational instability models with Gaussian initial conditions. It is argued that the observed (delta exp 3) versus (delta exp 2) in redshift space is not what these models would predict.

  14. Constraints on cosmological models from the IRAS QDOT survey results

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    Park, Changbom

    1991-12-01

    The results of the recent IRAS survey are used to explore constraints on the nature of the Galaxy density field. Realistic simulations of the survey made from N-body simulations of the n = -1 power-law power spectrum and the Omega = 1 CDM models show that the power-law model is basically consistent with all QDOT variance results, while the CDM model has a smaller variance than the observation at the 20/h Mpc Gaussian smoothing scale. It is concluded that the QDOT results are best explained if the power spectrum of the Galaxy density field has a slope of about -1 near a wavelength of about 100/h Mpc, while the CDM model has a slope of about 0 at that scale. The possibility of marginal non-Gaussian behavior at the 20/h Mpc scale reported by Saunders et al. (1990) is examined for gravitational instability models with Gaussian initial conditions. It is argued that the observed (delta exp 3) versus (delta exp 2) in redshift space is not what these models would predict.

  15. Results from the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys

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    Chambers, Kenneth C.; PS1 Science Consortium

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Elfers, Ana M.; Plecki, Margaret L.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  17. Do Reinforcement and Induction Increase Prosocial Behavior? Results of a Teacher-Based Intervention in Preschools

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    Ramaswamy, Vidya; Bergin, Christi

    2009-01-01

    Teachers were trained to use reinforcement and induction to increase prosocial behavior in a sample of 98 children in Head Start-affiliated preschools, using a peer coaching model. There was one control group and three intervention groups: reinforcement-only, induction-only, and reinforcement-and-induction. Results indicated that the intervention…

  18. Stigma in Canada: Results From a Rapid Response Survey

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

    2014-01-01

    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. PMID:25565699

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

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

    1992-08-01

    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.

  20. A Survey of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments: Responsibilities, Satisfactions, and Needs

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    Griffin-Shirley, Nora; Koenig, Alan K.; Layton, Carol A.; Davidson, Roseanna C.; Siew, Lai Keun; Edmonds, Amy R.; Robinson, Margaret C.

    2004-01-01

    For all children with visual impairments to receive services from qualified teachers is important. The roles of teachers of students with visual impairments change, influenced by such factors as the changing demographics of children with visual impairments, the types of services needed by the students on their caseloads, caseload sizes and work…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Keser, Hafize; Cetinkaya, Levent

    2013-01-01

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

  3. Surveying In-Service Preschool Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Clark, Elizabeth; Paran, Amos

    2007-01-01

    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…

  6. Strengths and Weaknesses of Elementary and Secondary Education in Uganda: Evaluation Based on a Teachers' Survey

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    Walugembe, Frederick

    2009-01-01

    This study intends to identify the aspects of the Ugandan teachers' jobs and work environment perceived by selective participants as satisfactory, as well as those perceived as less satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The study is based on the assumption that teachers, being directly involved in the current activities of educational institutions, have…

  7. First Results of the TIGRE Chromospheric Activity Survey

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    Mittag, M.; Hempelmann, A.; Gonzalez-Perez, J. N.; Schmitt, J. H. M. M.

    2015-01-01

    We present the first results of the stellar activity survey with TIGRE (Telescopio Internacional de Guanajuato, Robótico-Espectroscópico). This long term program was started in August 2013 with the monitoring of a larger number of stars. We aim at measuring the short- and long-term variability of stellar activity for stars of different spectral types and luminosity classes, using indicators of different spectral lines (mainly Ca II S-Index, Ca II IR triplet, H_? and sodium D). A transformation equation of the TIGRE S-Index into the Mount Wilson S-index was derived in order to compare our results to the vast body of existing S-index measurements. Furthermore, the correlation between the S-index and the lines of the Ca II IR triplet has been studied, based on strictly simultaneous observations.

  8. Mapping Vesta: First Results from Dawn's Survey Orbit

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    Jaumann, R.; Yingst, R. A.; Pieters, C. M.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Neukum, G.; Mottola, S.; Keller, H. U.; Nathues, A.; Sierks, H.; Coradini, A.; Desanctis, M. C.; McSween, H. Y.; Ammannito, E.; Berman, D.; Blewett, D.; Buczkowski, D. L.; Capria, M. T.; Combe, J. P.; Denevi, B.; Filacchione, G.; Frigeri, A.; Garry, W. B.; Gutiérrez Marqués, P.; Hiesinger, H.; Kneissl, T.; Krohn, K.; Kührt, E.; Le Corre, L.; Li, J. Y.; Marchi, S.; McFadden, L.; Mest, S.; Mittlefehldt, D.; O'Brien, D. P.; Petro, N.; Prettyman, T. H.; Preusker, F.; Rayman, M. D.; Roatsch, T.; Schenk, P.; Scholten, F.; Schmedemann, N.; Schröder, S.; Scully, J.; Stephan, K.; Sunshine, J.; Sykes, M. V.; Turrini, D.; Wagner, R.; Williams, D. A.

    2011-10-01

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

  9. THE TAOS PROJECT: RESULTS FROM SEVEN YEARS OF SURVEY DATA

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

    2013-07-01

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

  10. Mapping Vesta: First Results from Dawn's Survey Orbit

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

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Charting a New Direction: Results of the ACUBE Member Survey

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    Temple, Glena Gilbert; Toepfer, Conrad

    2008-01-01

    The ACUBE Steering Committee and President conducted an online survey of members from November 2007-January 2008. The survey asked members for input on a variety of issues facing ACUBE, ranging from participation in the association to satisfaction with annual meetings, Bioscene, and the webpage. The survey was completed by 34% of the membership…

  12. Science Teacher Leaders: Exploring Practices and Potential

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    Stinson, John Kevin

    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.

  13. First results from the ATCA 18 GHz pilot survey

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    R. Ricci; E. M. Sadler; R. D. Ekers; L. Staveley-Smith; W. E. Wilson; M. J. Kesteven; R. Subrahmanyan; M. A. Walker; C. A. Jackson; G. De Zotti

    2004-07-09

    As a pilot study for the first all-sky radio survey at short wavelengths, we have observed 1216 sq. deg. of the southern sky at 18GHz (16mm) using a novel wide-band (3.4GHz bandwidth) analogue correlator on one baseline of the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). We scanned a region of sky between declination -71 and -59 degrees with an rms noise level of 15mJy. Follow-up radio imaging of candidate sources above a 4 sigma detection limit of 60mJy resulted in 221 confirmed detections, for which we have measured accurate positions and flux densities. For extragalactic sources, the survey is roughly 70% complete at a flux density of 126mJy and 95% complete above 300mJy. Almost half the detected sources lie within a few degrees of the Galactic plane, but there are 123 sources with |b|>5 degrees which can be assumed to be extragalactic. The differential source counts for extragalactic sources in the range 0.1Jy -0.5, S_{\

  14. The Stockholm Vimos Supernova Survey (SVISS) - First Results From An Intermediate Redshift Sn Survey

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    Dahlen, Tomas; Melinder, J.; Mencia Trinchant, L.; Mattila, S.; Ostlin, G.; Fransson, C.

    2009-12-01

    The aim of the Stockholm VIMOS Supernova Survey is to find and characterize supernovae in the redshift range 0.1 to 1.2 and to derive accurate supernova rate densities for this redshift range. A preliminary analysis show that we have 14 prime SN candidates and an additional 23 less secure detections in one of our search fields. A sample of R+I light curves for the prime candidates will be presented. We will also show some results from testing of our supernova search pipeline and our supernova typing method.

  15. Teenagers and alcohol: results of a Scottish national survey.

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    Plant, M A; Foster, J

    1991-08-01

    During 1990 a survey was conducted of the self-reported drinking habits and alcohol-related knowledge and beliefs of a national sample of 7009 Scottish teenagers. The study group were age 14-16. Results indicated that only 3% of respondents had never consumed alcohol. The great majority of teenagers reported consuming only moderate quantities of alcohol. Even so 18.9% of males and 10.3% of females reported consuming 11 or more units on their last drinking occasion. The proportion of teenagers classified as 'heavy drinkers' increased markedly between the ages of 14 and 16. This study confirmed earlier findings indicating that Scottish teenagers are more likely than those in England to drink heavily and rather less frequently. PMID:1935571

  16. Preferences on technical report format - Results of a survey

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

    1984-01-01

    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.

  17. The STIS parallel survey: Introduction and first results

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    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

    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.

  18. Preliminary results of indoor radon survey in V4 countries.

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    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

    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

  19. NSTA Conducts Nuclear Energy Survey for AIF

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    Science Teacher, 1972

    1972-01-01

    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)

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

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    Ali Demirci

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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

    2001-09-24

    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 $\\sim 100deg ^2$.

  2. Latest Results of the SETHI Survey at Arecibo

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    Korpela, E. J.; Demorest, P.; Heien, E.; Heiles, C.; Werthimer, D.

    2004-10-01

    SETH i is a survey of the distribution of galactic neutral hydrogen being performed comensally at the NAIC Arecibo Observatory. At the same time that observers use receivers in the Gregorian dome, SETHi is recording a 2.5MHz band centered at 1420 MHz from a flat feed on Carriage House 1. During normal astronomical observations, the SETH i feed scans across the sky at twice the sidereal rate. During 4 years of observations, we have accumulated over 15,000 hours of data covering most of the sky accessible to Arecibo. This survey has higher angular resolution than existing single dish surveys and higher sensitivity than existing or planned interferometric surveys.

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

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

    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:…

  4. Retirement Confidence Survey 2000 including results from the RCS Minority Survey and the Small Employer Retirement Survey.

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    Salisbury, D L; Helman, R; Ostuw, P; Yakoboski, P

    2000-06-01

    The year 2000 represents the 10th anniversary of the Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS), and the third year for the Minority RCS and Small Employer Retirement Survey (SERS). Key RCS findings over the past 10 years include: The fraction of workers saving for retirement has trended upward, and today 80 percent of households report that they have begun to save. The fraction of workers who have attempted to calculate how much they need to save for retirement has risen noticeably over the past several years. Today, 56 percent of households report that they have attempted the calculation. One-half of workers who have attempted such a calculation report that it has changed their behavior, such as saving more and/or changing where they invest their retirement savings. Workers who have done the calculation appear to be in better shape regarding their retirement finances. Worker confidence in the ability of Social Security to maintain benefit levels bottomed out in 1994 and 1995. Workers today are just as confident as they were in 1992, although the majority remain not confident in Social Security. Regarding overall retirement confidence, Hispanic-Americans tend to be the least confident among the surveyed minority groups that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years. Key SERS findings include: While cost and administrative issues do matter to small employers, they are not the primary reasons for low plan sponsorship rates. Employee-related reasons are most often cited as the most important factor for not offering a retirement plan. Business-related reasons, such as profitability, are also a main decision-driver. It is important to note what small employers without plans do not know about plan sponsorship. Small employers that do sponsor a retirement plan report that offering a plan has a positive impact on both their ability to attract and retain quality employees and the attitude and performance of their employees. The survey results indicate that many small company nonsponsors may not be aware of such potential business benefits from plan sponsorship. In addition, many nonsponsors are unaware of the plan options available to them, in particular the ones created specifically for small employers, such as SIMPLE and SEP retirement plans. Therefore, some small employers may be making a premature decision not to sponsor a plan based on incomplete information. PMID:11219194

  5. DUst around NEarby Stars. The Survey Observational Results

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    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

    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.

  6. 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

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    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

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

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

    Survey methods and results at: www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/reports/senior_survey. Office of Academic (Calendar Year 2014): 5550 Survey Respondents: 4060 Response Rate: 73.2% Survey methods and results at: www

  8. Results of magnetic HGI and radiometric surveys in W. Canada

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

    1997-05-19

    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.

  9. School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2009-10

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    Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2008-09

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    Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Managed care and privatization: Results of a national survey

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    Charlotte McCullough; Barbara Schmitt

    2000-01-01

    From August 1998 to January 1999, the Child Welfare League of America Managed Care Institute surveyed all state child welfare administrators or their designees regarding managed care and privatization initiatives in their state. The survey asks respondents about the management of child welfare services that is consistent with managed care, the organization of services, and how services are financed. Forty-nine

  13. The Statistics of Extrasolar Planets: Results from the Keck Survey

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    Andrew Cumming; Geoffrey W. Marcy; R. Paul Butler; Steven S. Vogt

    2002-09-11

    We present an analysis of precision radial velocity measurements for 580 stars from the Keck survey. We first discuss the detection threshold of the survey, and then describe a Bayesian approach to constrain the distribution of extrasolar planet orbital parameters using both detections and upper limits.

  14. Constructivist practices: Middle and secondary school science teachers

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    Star, Rachel Padma

    The purpose of this study was to examine the instructional practices used by middle and secondary school science teachers from the State of Ohio. Specifically, the study focused on the use of constructivist practices in their teaching. The participants in this study were science teachers from the State of Ohio. A databank including the names and addresses of teachers were received from the State Department of Education. The surveys were mailed to four hundred and sixty five teachers. A survey instrument was mailed to science teachers from the databank along with the cover letter explaining the study and participation agreement. Two hundred and two completed surveys were returned (43%). The survey was categorized into three groups such as Presenting New Information (PNI), Using Learning Activities (ULA), and Assessing Students (AS). Multivariate analysis was used to determine the statistical difference between teachers grade levels of the teachers who reported using constructivist practice sin their classrooms. Results showed that the majority of teachers (70%) report that they use constructivist practices in their classrooms. Results also revealed that teachers use constructivist practices mostly during the presentation of new information. Results also reveal that middle school science teachers use constructivist practices more than the secondary school science teachers. The results of this study hold implications for more research in the area of instructional practices and also careful examination of the beliefs of science teachers.

  15. Kindergarten Teachers Speak out: "Too Much, Too Soon, Too Fast!"

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    Gallant, Patricia A.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents results of a study of 229 kindergarten teachers who completed a survey designed to gather information about the current state of Michigan kindergartens. In addition to detailed data that reveals teachers' literacy instructional practices, teachers provided written responses to the following open-ended questions: What are the…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  17. Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language

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    Benzer, Ahmet

    2012-01-01

    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

  18. How Teachers Use the Group IQ Test Scores.

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    Fields, Jacqueline P.; Kumar, V. K.

    The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers use group I.Q. test scores for planning instruction. Teachers were surveyed on: 1) use of I.Q. tests, 2) reasons for nonuse of I.Q. tests, and 3) instructional strategies based on test results. The widest use of test scores was in parent teacher conferences. The major reasons for not…

  19. Infrared airborne spectroradiometer survey results in the western Nevada area

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

    1982-01-01

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

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

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    Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim

    2012-01-01

    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

  1. Analysis of Factors that Affect the Teacher Certification Exam Results in a University System in Puerto Rico

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    Garofalo, Jorge H.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that affect a teacher preparation exam results within a University System in Puerto Rico. Using Bertalanffy's System Theory as theoretical framework, this mixed methods study examined factors in the university system that could have affected student's preparation for a teacher exam (PCMAS by its…

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

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    Kaskaya, Alper

    2012-01-01

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

  3. The Global Oscillation Network Group site survey, 2: Results

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

    1994-07-01

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

  4. SMASS Near-Earth Object Survey: An Album of Results

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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  5. The Global Oscillation Network Group site survey, 2: Results

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    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

    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.

  6. The Unintentional Injurer: Results From the Boston Youth Survey

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    Solnick, Sara J.

    2011-01-01

    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

  7. Characteristics of Yoga Users: Results of a National Survey

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

    2008-01-01

    Background There are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S. Objective To characterize yoga users, medical reasons for use, perceptions of helpfulness, and disclosure of use to medical professionals. Methods Utilizing cross-sectional survey data from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Alternative Medicine Supplement (n?=?31044), we examined correlates of yoga use for health. The estimated prevalence from 2002 NHIS of yoga for health was 5.1% corresponding to over 10 million adults. Results In 2002, yoga users were predominately Caucasian (85%) and female (76%) with a mean age of 39.5 years. Compared to non-yoga users, yoga users were more likely female (OR 3.76, 95% CI 3.11–4.33); less likely black than white (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.53–0.80); tended to be younger; and more likely college educated (OR 2.70, 95% CI 2.37–3.08). Musculoskeletal conditions (OR 1.61, 95% CI 1.42–1.83), mental health conditions (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.22–1.67), severe sprains in the last 12 months (OR 1.49, 95% CI 1.22–1.81), and asthma (OR 1.27, 95% CI 1.05–1.54) were independently associated with higher yoga use, while hypertension (OR 0.78, 95% CI 0.64–0.95) and chronic obstructive lung disease (OR 0.69, 95% CI 0.48–1.00) were associated with lower use. Yoga was most commonly used to treat musculoskeletal or mental health conditions, and most users reported yoga to be helpful for these conditions. A majority of yoga users (61%) felt yoga was important in maintaining health, though only 25% disclosed yoga practice to their medical professional. Conclusions We found that yoga users are more likely to be white, female, young and college educated. Yoga users report benefit for musculoskeletal conditions and mental health, indicating that further research on the efficacy of yoga for the treatment and/or prevention of these conditions is warranted. PMID:18651193

  8. DUst around NEarby Stars. The survey observational results

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

    2013-07-01

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

  9. Results of a Flight Simulation Software Methods Survey

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    Jackson, E. Bruce

    1995-01-01

    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.

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

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

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

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    James D. Wright

    1981-01-01

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

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

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    E.N. Bailey

    2009-03-18

    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.

  13. Computational needs survey of NASA automation and robotics missions. Volume 1: Survey and results

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    Davis, Gloria J.

    1991-01-01

    NASA's operational use of advanced processor technology in space systems lags behind its commercial development by more than eight years. One of the factors contributing to this is that mission computing requirements are frequently unknown, unstated, misrepresented, or simply not available in a timely manner. NASA must provide clear common requirements to make better use of available technology, to cut development lead time on deployable architectures, and to increase the utilization of new technology. A preliminary set of advanced mission computational processing requirements of automation and robotics (A&R) systems are provided for use by NASA, industry, and academic communities. These results were obtained in an assessment of the computational needs of current projects throughout NASA. The high percent of responses indicated a general need for enhanced computational capabilities beyond the currently available 80386 and 68020 processor technology. Because of the need for faster processors and more memory, 90 percent of the polled automation projects have reduced or will reduce the scope of their implementation capabilities. The requirements are presented with respect to their targeted environment, identifying the applications required, system performance levels necessary to support them, and the degree to which they are met with typical programmatic constraints. Volume one includes the survey and results. Volume two contains the appendixes.

  14. Teacher Leader Human Relations Skills: A Comparative Study

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    Roby, Douglas E.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Biology Teachers' Preferences in Textbook Characteristics.

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    Spiegel, Dixie Lee; Wright, Jill D.

    1984-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey of 640 high school biology teachers indicating that they may not be aware of the positive effects of prereading activities and other strategies for enhancing students' comprehension of text. (AEA)

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

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    Morton, Claudette

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Hack, Lisa; Smey, Sue

    1997-01-01

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

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

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    Oller, Judith; Vila, Ignasi; Zufiaurre, Benjamin

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Mativo, John M.; Park, Jae H.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

    2012-07-01

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

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

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    Sweeney, Sophia Jean

    2010-01-01

    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…

  2. The CFEPS Kuiper Belt Survey: Strategy and presurvey results

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    Jones, R. L.; Gladman, B.; Petit, J.-M.; Rousselot, P.; Mousis, O.; Kavelaars, J. J.; Campo Bagatin, A.; Bernabeu, G.; Benavidez, P.; Parker, J. Wm.; Nicholson, P.; Holman, M.; Grav, T.; Doressoundiram, A.; Veillet, C.; Scholl, H.; Mars, G.

    2006-12-01

    We present the data acquisition strategy and characterization procedures for the Canada-France Ecliptic Plane Survey (CFEPS), a sub-component of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey. The survey began in early 2003 and as of summer 2005 has covered 430 square degrees of sky within a few degrees of the ecliptic. Moving objects beyond the orbit of Uranus are detected to a magnitude limit of m=23-24 (depending on the image quality). To track as large a sample as possible and avoid introducing followup bias, we have developed a multi-epoch observing strategy that is spread over several years. We present the evolution of the uncertainties in ephemeris position and orbital elements of a small 10-object sample of objects tracked through these epochs as part of a preliminary presurvey starting a year before the main CFEPS project. We describe the CFEPS survey simulator, to be released in 2006, which allows theoretical models of the Kuiper belt to be compared with the survey discoveries. The simulator utilizes the well-documented pointing history of CFEPS, with characterized detection efficiencies as a function of magnitude and rate of motion on the sky. Using the presurvey objects we illustrate the usage of the simulator in modeling the classical Kuiper belt. The primary purpose of this paper is to allow a user to immediately exploit the CFEPS data set and releases as they become available in the coming months.

  3. First results from the Herschel Gould Belt Survey in Taurus

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    Kirk, J. M.; Ward-Thompson, D.; Palmeirim, P.; André, Ph.; Griffin, M. J.; Hargrave, P. J.; Könyves, V.; Bernard, J.-P.; Nutter, D. J.; Sibthorpe, B.; Di Francesco, J.; Abergel, A.; Arzoumanian, D.; Benedettini, M.; Bontemps, S.; Elia, D.; Hennemann, M.; Hill, T.; Men'shchikov, A.; Motte, F.; Nguyen-Luong, Q.; Peretto, N.; Pezzuto, S.; Rygl, K. L. J.; Sadavoy, S. I.; Schisano, E.; Schneider, N.; Testi, L.; White, G.

    2013-06-01

    The whole of the Taurus region (a total area of 52 deg2) has been observed by the Herschel Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) and Photodetector Array Camera and Spectrometer (PACS) instruments at wavelengths of 70, 160, 250, 350 and 500 ?m as part of the Herschel Gould Belt Survey. In this paper we present the first results from the part of the Taurus region that includes the Barnard 18 and L1536 clouds. A new source-finding routine, the Cardiff Source-finding AlgoRithm (CSAR), is introduced, which is loosely based on CLUMPFIND, but that also generates a structure tree, or dendrogram, which can be used to interpret hierarchical clump structure in a complex region. Sources were extracted from the data using the hierarchical version of CSAR and plotted on a mass-size diagram. We found a hierarchy of objects with sizes in the range 0.024-2.7 pc. Previous studies showed that gravitationally bound prestellar cores and unbound starless clumps appeared in different places on the mass-size diagram. However, it was unclear whether this was due to a lack of instrumental dynamic range or whether they were actually two distinct populations. The excellent sensitivity of Herschel shows that our sources fill the gap in the mass-size plane between starless and pre-stellar cores, and gives the first clear supporting observational evidence for the theory that unbound clumps and (gravitationally bound) prestellar cores are all part of the same population, and hence presumably part of the same evolutionary sequence.

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

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    Johnstone, Christopher J.

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Medicaid Waiver Personal Care Services: Results of a Statewide Survey

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    Glass, Anne P.; Roberto, Karen A.; Brossoie, Nancy; Teaster, Pamela B.; Butler, Donna Q.

    2008-01-01

    Through a statewide telephone survey of 819 beneficiaries (or their proxies), we collected data regarding client and aide demographics, as well as clients' satisfaction, outcomes, perspectives on staff performance, and complaints associated with home-based personal care services provided under the Virginia Medicaid Elderly and Disabled (E&D) waiver. Most respondents indicated that services improved their lives, and they were generally satisfied. Opportunities for improvement exist, however, especially related to the amount of time spent with the client, the need for training, and communication issues. Ongoing use of client/family caregiver surveys is warranted to allow continued monitoring of service provision. PMID:19361116

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

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    Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Winter, Marna K.

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    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

    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.

  8. ADE Survey of Freshman English

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    Tigar, Page

    1974-01-01

    Presents the results of a survey of freshman English courses and programs, includes the tables that make up the bulk of the report, and concludes with the comments of directors, department chairpersons, and teachers. (RB)

  9. Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction: A Study Employing the Experience Sampling Method

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    Andre Bishay

    1996-01-01

    Levels of job satisfaction and motivation were measured by survey in a sample of 50 teachers. A sample of 12 teachers was then studied using the Experience Sam-pling Method (ESM). Teachers were randomly beeped by special pagers 5 times a day for 5 days and com-pleted surveys on mood and activity for each beep, re-sulting in 190 reports of teachers'daily

  10. Trip Staff Training Practices: Survey and Discussion Results.

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    Zwaagstra, Lynn

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

  11. Development of the Reasonable Accommodation Factor Survey: Results and Implications

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

    2010-01-01

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

  12. Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results

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

    1976-01-01

    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.

  13. National Survey of Children. Summary of Preliminary Results.

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    Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Inst. for Survey Research.

    The study, conducted by Temple University's Institute for Survey Research during September - December of 1976, consisted of interviews of more than 2,200 children aged 7 to 11, and more than 1,700 of their parents. The interviews, of a scientifically selected sample, were structured to determine the general environment in which children…

  14. Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey

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    Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

    2009-01-01

    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…

  15. 2006 B100 Quality Survey Results: Milestone Report

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

    2007-05-01

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

  16. Art Therapy with Hispanic Clients: Results of a Survey Study

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    Bermudez, Diana; ter Maat, Mercedes

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Results of the 2010 Survey on Teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering

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

    2012-01-01

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

  18. A survey of computational complexity results in systems and control

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    Vincent D. Blondel; John N. Tsitsiklis

    2000-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to provide a tutorial introduction to some key concepts from the theory of computational complexity, highlighting their relevance to systems and control theory, and (b) to survey the relatively recent research activity lying at the interface between these fields. We begin with a brief introduction to models of computation, the concepts of

  19. Results Of The 2003 Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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

    2004-01-01

    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…

  20. Results of the Student Satisfaction Survey Conducted in Spring 2004

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    Beachler, Judith A.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  1. 8 INTERPRETATION OF SURVEY RESULTS 8.1 Introduction

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    , formal statistical tests provide a valuable tool when a survey unit's measurements are neither clearly quality. The remainder of this chapter deals with application of the statistical tests used Data Review ! Select the Statistical Test ! Verify the Assumptions of the Statistical Test ! Draw

  2. Student Mental Health Needs: Survey Results and Implications for Service

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    Doris Bertocci; Eric Hirsch; William Sommer; Ann Williams

    1992-01-01

    In preparation for planning counseling and mental health services at Columbia University, the authors conducted a mental health needs assessment survey that sampled representative numbers of students. Respondents were most concerned about academic and school-related issues, followed by concerns in the area of love relationships. Multiple regression analysis revealed certain subgroups that were more likely to have these concerns and

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

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    Cersosimo, Robert J.

    1989-01-01

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

  4. Generalized FFTs - A Survey Of Some Recent Results

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    David K. Maslen; Daniel N. Rockmore

    1995-01-01

    . In this paper we survey some recent work directed towards generalizingthe fast Fourier transform (FFT). We work primarily from the pointof view of group representation theory. In this setting the classical FFT canbe viewed as a family of efficient algorithms for computing the Fourier transformof either a function defined on a finite abelian group, or a bandlimitedfunction on a

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

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    Karpp, Edward R.

    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…

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

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    Thomas F. Cash; Patricia E. Henry

    1995-01-01

    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

  7. Prostate Biopsy in Central Europe: Results of a Survey of Indication, Patient Preparation and Biopsy Technique

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    Klaus G. Fink; Hans-Peter Schmid; Ljiljana Paras; Nikolaus T. Schmeller

    2007-01-01

    Objective: We surveyed urologists in Austria, Germany and Switzerland regarding their standard approach to prostate biopsy. Methods: Participants of Austrian and German urological meetings were asked to fill out a survey form; additionally, this was mailed to all Swiss urologists. Results: 304 surveys are available for analysis. 97% of participants perform a biopsy if digital rectal examination is abnormal. 63%

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

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    Michael, Joel; McFarland, Jenny

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Teacher Polls Look to Sway Policymakers

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2010-01-01

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

  10. New Teachers in Schools: A Summary

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    Palmer, W. P.

    1987-01-01

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

  11. Teachers' Beliefs about Neuroscience and Education

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    Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2009

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011

    2011-01-01

    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…

  14. Women Writers and the Survey of English Literature: A Proposal and Annotated Bibliography for Teachers.

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    Kamholtz, Jonathan Z.; Sheets, Robin A.

    1984-01-01

    Suggests women writers as alternatives to traditionally taught male writers, identifies women writers as representatives of parallel tradition and genres not usually studied in a survey, and discusses some of the best feminist scholarship and criticism. (MM)

  15. International Survey in Eight Countries about Teachers and Teaching Profession: Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Libya, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, United States of America

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    Chistolini, Sandra

    2010-01-01

    An international team of experts from Belgium, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey and the USA employed a questionnaire to identify the deontology of teachers from infant to secondary school in eight countries. The survey was implemented between 2004 and 2007. The socio-cultural concept of "Verstehen" (understanding) as described in the work…

  16. Perceptions of Indiana's Engineering/Technology Education Classroom Teachers as Measured by the Characteristics of Technology Education Survey

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    Rogers, Steven E.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine Engineering/Technology Education (ETE) teachers' perceptions of Project Lead The Way's (PLTW) pre-engineering program in the state of Indiana utilizing the Characteristics of Technology Education Survey (CTES) (Daugherty, Hill, & Wicklein, 1996). The study focused on the perceptions of…

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

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    Minott, Mark A.; Young, Allan E.

    2009-01-01

    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'…

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

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    Nash, Tricia; Norwich, Brahm

    2010-01-01

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

  19. Not my choice: results of an online survey.

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    Brodrick, Alison

    2014-02-01

    A survey into women's experiences of giving birth in the UK published in October 2013, provides a useful insight (Birthrights UK 2013). It is the first of its kind to capture women's views on dignity in childbirth. The survey reflects the importance of place of birth, with women who gave birth in obstetric units reporting much lower levels of satisfaction and a greater lack of control than those giving birth in birth centres or at home. Those who had an instrumental birth reported lower levels of respectful care and a much greater lack of control. The midwifery profession needs to reflect carefully on these findings and ensure the needs of running a busy maternity service efficiently do not take priority over the human rights of women. PMID:24600826

  20. Therapeutic equivalency of generic antiepileptic drugs: results of a survey

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    Andrew N. Wilner

    2004-01-01

    Controversy persists whether generic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are interchangeable with brand name drugs with respect to efficacy and adverse events. Three hundred and one neurologists responded to a survey regarding generic AEDs mailed to 6420 neurologists, for an overall response rate of 4.7%. One hundred and ninety-six (67.8%) neurologists reported breakthrough seizures after a switch from a brand name to

  1. Airborne-biogeochemical survey test-case results

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

    1980-01-01

    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.

  2. New Results from the AO327 Drift Pulsar Survey

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

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Teachers' Sense of Professional Practices as a Result of Mentoring

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    Roby, Leadriane L.

    2012-01-01

    Formal mentoring programs focus on the probationary period of new teachers. Providing teachers with mentoring support during the initial years of teaching requires significant commitment and investment from school districts, mentors, and new teachers. Numerous studies argue the merits of mentoring programs, yet the research has been less clear…

  4. Teacher Pension Preferences: Pilot Study Results. Conference Paper 2009-14

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    Smith, Elizabeth Ettema; Guthrie, James W.

    2009-01-01

    Teacher pensions are fast becoming a significant issue in education policy. Mounting unfunded pension financial liability, likely larger numbers of retiring teachers, increasing mobility among existing teachers, and unfavorable comparisons with less generous private sector pension plans all contribute to putting pedagogues pensions in the public…

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

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    Charters, W.W., Jr.

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

  6. The Infrared Follow-Up of the Next Generation Virgo Survey (NGVS-IR): Survey Status and First Results

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    Munoz, Roberto; Puzia, T.; Lançon, A.

    2013-01-01

    The Next Generation Virgo Survey (NGVS) is a multi-wavelength imaging survey of the Virgo galaxy cluster, that was designed to provide deep, high spatial resolution and contiguous coverage of Virgo from its core to the virial radius. In this talk, I will first introduce the near-IR follow-up of the NGVS survey (NGVS-IR) and show some preliminary results. The NGVS-IR survey consists of K-band imaging of 4 square degree centered on M87 with the WIRCAM instrument at the CFHT telescope, and J and K-band imaging of 5 square degree centered on M49 with the VIRCAM instrument at the VISTA telescope. The aims of the survey are to study the age and metallicity distributions of M87 globular clusters, the K-band luminosity function of Virgo cluster galaxies, and the identification of 0.8 < z < 1.4 galaxy clusters in the Virgo area. A comparison against the 2MASS, UKIDSS and HeViCS datasets covering the same area, reveals the unique characteristics of the NGVS-IR survey and places it as the best-ever done near-IR survey of the Virgo galaxy cluster. Finally, I will discuss on-going plans for studying the low-mass end of the stellar mass function of galaxies in Virgo.

  7. Recent Results from the MRC/1Jy Survey

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    McCarthy, Patrick J.

    There are several basic issues that will occupy much of our discussion at this colloquium. They concern issues ranging from the micro-physics of scattering to the global evolution of galactic and radio source populations. There are essentially two approaches that our community applies to the study of radio galaxies: some dissect individual objects in great detail, while others use large samples to examine trends in global properties. Both are essential in building a well rounded picture of the workings of radio sources and their relationship to other classes of objects, be they AGNs or normal galaxies. One of the road blocks that we come up against time and again is the degeneracy between luminosity and look-back time in strong source samples such as the 3CRR. During the week we will hear from a number of groups that are addressing this issue through complete samples of sources with flux densities ranging from a factor of a few, to a few orders of magnitude, below the 10Jy limit of the 3CRR. These surveys are now being used to disentangle luminosity and evolutionary effects with some success. It appears that we now have a reasonable rough sketch of the processes that shape the appearance of radio galaxies in the rest-frame visible and UV. The census of physical processes that are important is fairly complete, but we are now facing the realization that the mix of processes varies substantially from one object to another. The view that radio galaxies might form a fairly homogeneous population is becoming harder to support, even in the near-IR. We will see examples of objects that appear to be dominated by star formation (e.g. Dey et al. 1997) and equally compelling examples of objects dominated by scattering in the rest-frame UV (e.g. Cimatti et al. 1997) and even in the ? 4000 Å, region of the spectrum. One of the key issues that will be discussed here is the nature of the observed K-band emission and the meaning of the K-z relation for strong sources. The suggestion by Eales & Rawlings (1996) that the K magnitude is correlated with radio power deserves careful examination, as its implications are far reaching. The current generation of near-IR arrays on 4 and 10-m telescopes is allowing the application of surface photometry to the problem of the evolution of the host galaxies (e.g. Rigler & Lilly 1994; Best et al. 1996; van Breugel et al. 1998). The recent advent of NICMOS offers us the means to observe the rest-frame visible continuum with the same spatial resolution now available in the spectacular WFPC2 images of the 3CRR and other samples. In this contribution I shall discuss the status of the MRC/1Jy radio source sample and its application to the problems of the evolution of radio source sizes and the nature of the K-z relation. I will show some early results from NICMOS imaging of radio galaxies with redshifts of ~2 and greater.

  8. Taking Teachers' Measure. Research.

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    Black, Susan

    1998-01-01

    Many schools are trying new teacher evaluation designs, such as some Wyoming districts' 360-degree feedback model that elicits input from students, peer teachers, principals, parents, student achievement data, and teacher self-evaluations. Rochester schools have crafted a parent survey. Columbia, South Carolina, high school teachers are setting…

  9. Acquisition Information Management system telecommunication site survey results

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

    1993-09-01

    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.

  10. Results of the 2013 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey.

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    Bacon, Donald R; Stewart, Kim A

    2013-12-01

    AORN conducted its 11th annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June 2013. A multiple regression model was used to examine how a number of variables, including job title, education level, certification, experience, and geographic region affect nurse compensation. Comparisons among the 2013 data and previous years' data are presented. The effects of other forms of compensation, such as on-call compensation, overtime, bonuses, and shift differentials on base compensation rates are also examined. Additional analyses explore the effect of the current economic downturn on the perioperative work environment. PMID:24266930

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

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

    2015-02-01

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

  12. Results from the Viper Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Survey

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

    1999-05-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  14. Improving Teacher Effectiveness through Structured Collaboration: A Case Study of a Professional Learning Community

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    Parry Graham

    2007-01-01

    This article reports on the results of a mixed method case study investigating the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) activities and teacher improvement in a first-year middle school. Data were collected from core academic sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teachers using a professional development survey, teacher interviews, and a review of school documents. Results demonstrated that professional learning community

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

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    Weiqi, Chen

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  17. String-survey results from the CHECKPRO exercise

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    Wright, B.L.

    1994-08-01

    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.

  18. 2009 survey results: surgeon practice patterns regarding arthroscopic surgery.

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    Redfern, John; Burks, Robert

    2009-12-01

    A survey was conducted to collect information on the surgical management and practice preferences of the audience members at a recent continuing medical education conference. Participants were polled on a variety of surgical topics, and their responses were recorded using a wireless audience response system. The answers were tabulated and are presented in this report. The majority of respondents preferred an arthroscopic repair for rotator cuff tears (52%) and shoulder instability (71%). Most (50%) perform single-row repair; 33% perform double-row repair. For simple knee arthroscopy, most use preoperative antibiotics (85%), no tourniquet (53%), and no chemical anticoagulation or only compression boots (69%). For cruciate ligament reconstruction, the majority preferred only a preoperative antibiotic (67%), no chemical anticoagulation or only compression boots (56%), and single-bundle reconstruction (88%) using a transtibial femoral tunnel (78%). Most (47%) prefer an all inside suture-based meniscus repair device. PMID:19962073

  19. Specialized Prisons and Services: Results From a National Survey

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

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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

    2013-02-01

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

  1. Community Agency Survey Formative Research Results From the TAAG Study

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    Saunders, Ruth P.; Moody, Jamie

    2008-01-01

    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

  2. The Induction of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers in Queensland: The Views of Beginning Teachers.

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    Queensland Board of Teacher Education, Toowong (Australia).

    This report presents the results of a survey questionnaire of beginning teachers who started duty in Queensland preschools or kindergartens in 1987. A brief summary is given of the literature on induction and beginning teachers, and a description provided of the organization of early childhood education in Queensland. At the beginning of the year,…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    1995-09-01

    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.

  5. Student Engagement in Law School: Enhancing Student Learning. Annual Survey Results, 2009

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    Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. The results in this year's survey show how law students use their time, what they think about their legal training, and what law schools can do to improve engagement and learning. The selected results reported in this study are based on…

  6. Increasing teacher motivation and supervision is an important but not sufficient strategy for improving praziquantel uptake in Schistosoma mansoni control programs: serial cross sectional surveys in Uganda

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    2013-01-01

    Background Realization of the public health benefits of mass drug administration (MDA) for the control of schistosomiasis depends on achieving and maintaining high annual treatment coverage. In Uganda, the uptake of preventive treatment for schistosomiasis among school-age children in 2011 was only 28%. Strategies are needed to increase uptake. Methods Serial cross-sectional surveys were conducted at baseline (after MDA in 2011) and at follow-up MDA in 2012 where teacher motivation was provided and supervision strengthened in Jinja district of Uganda. Uptake of praziquantel was assessed in 1,010 randomly selected children from 12 primary schools during the baseline survey and in another set of 1,020 randomly selected children from the same primary schools during the follow-up survey. Results Self-reported uptake of praziquantel increased from 28.2% (95% CI 25.4%-30.9%) at baseline to 48.9% (95% CI 45.8%-52.0%) (p?teacher motivation and supervision to distribute treatment increased the uptake of praziquantel among school-age children, the realized uptake is still lower than is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and apparently too low to affect the prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis among the children. Additional measures are needed to increase uptake of praziquantel if school-based MDA is to achieve the objective of preventive chemotherapy. PMID:24330594

  7. Kazakstan 1995: results from the demographic and health survey.

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    1997-09-01

    This report presents the findings from the 1995 Kazakstan Demographic and Health Survey on fertility, fertility preferences, contraceptive usage, infant mortality, breast feeding, child health, and child malnutrition. The sample included 3771 women aged 15-49 years. 98.0% of the sample had an elementary, secondary, or higher education. Fertility was 2.5 children/woman during 1992-95, a decline from 4.5 during 1955-60. The fertility rate was 2.0 in urban areas and 3.1 in rural areas; 2.0 among women with a higher education, 2.4 among women with a secondary education, and 2.9 among women with a primary education. In the 4 years preceding the survey, fertility was 65/1000 women aged 15-19 years, 202/1000 among women aged 20-24 years, and 141/1000 among women aged 25-29 years. Peak fertility occurred at ages 20-24 years, with marked declines after age 30. The mean ideal number of children desired declined linearly from 3.3 among women aged 45-49 years to 2.5 among women aged 15-19 years. The ideal number increased with an increase in the number of living children. 29.0% of women with 1 child, 66.5% of women with 2 children, 77.2% of women with 3 children, and 81.5% of women with 4 children desired a stop to childbearing. 60.1% of all women desired a stop to childbearing. 83.9% of all births were wanted then, 8.4% were wanted later, and 7.7% were unwanted. 46.1% currently used modern methods of contraception. Current use was highest for the IUD (39.6%), followed by traditional methods (13.0%) and periodic abstinence (6.5%). 17.7% of non-users did not intend to use any method. 34.6% of non-users were opposed to family planning. 23.5% of users were never married, and 64.0% were married. 0.6% of children aged under 3 years had severe weight-for-height undernourishment and 3.1% had severe height-for-age undernourishment. PMID:9322342

  8. The Gaia spectrophotometric standard stars survey - I. Preliminary results

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

    2012-11-01

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

  9. `Dust around Nearby Stars' The Survey Observational Results

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    Marshall, Jonathan P.

    2014-01-01

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

  10. The VMC Survey - VIII. First results for anomalous Cepheids

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-08-01

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

  12. Vesta's temperature: First results from Dawn's Survey Orbits

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    Tosi, F.; Capria, M. T.; Coradini, A.; Grassi, D.; De sanctis, M.; Capaccioni, F.; Filacchione, G.; Ammannito, E.; Combe, J.; Titus, T. N.; Russell, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.; Forni, O.; Toplis, M. J.; Tricarico, P.; Sykes, M. V.

    2011-12-01

    VIR infrared spectra in the range longward of 3.5 ?m are affected by the thermal emission of the asteroid, hence the measured radiance in that spectral region can be used to determine surface temperatures and spectral emissivities by means of temperature-retrieval algorithms. Our goal is to generate spatially-resolved temperature maps of the surface. The retrieval of surface temperature through the radiance emerging from the surface of an airless body: I(?) = r(?)F(?) + ?(?)B(?,Tsurf) represents an ill-posed problem since the number of unknowns (N+1, i.e. N emissivities of as many spectral channels, plus the surface temperature) is greater than the number of measurements (N radiances at the N sampling channels). In the most common approach, the emissivity and the surface temperature are not retrieved simultaneously: rather, an extrapolation of the apparent reflectance of the spectral continuum is first performed, then the emissivity is set to 1 and a temperature is estimated at a given wavelength along with a reflectance. At this point, the Kirchhoff's law: r(?) = 1 - ?(?) is used to retrieve the emissivity, hence a second estimate of the temperature can be done. In the context of our interest, a Bayesian approach offers an alternative way to compute surface temperatures, and to include the a-priori hypothesis in the solution. In this case, spectral emissivity and temperature providing the best fit with the measured spectral radiance within the instrumental error are iteratively and simultaneously computed in a cycle, until convergence around stable values is achieved. Spectral reflectance is finally obtained as: r(?) = 1 - ?(?). Due to instrumental constraints, the VIR spectrometer is sensitive only to temperatures greater than 170-180 K (hence only dayside temperatures of Vesta can be retrieved). Here we will present the first temperature maps of the surface of Vesta obtained during the Approach phase and Survey orbits. The maps are computed under different illumination conditions (local solar times). In order to complement the thermal information derived from the infrared spectra, theoretical codes solving the heat equation for airless bodies are needed, as well as modeling a distribution of temperatures due to surface roughness. These codes will help us in the determination of the surface thermal inertia and thermal properties compatible with the measured temperatures. Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the support of the Dawn Science, Instrument and Operations Teams. This research is supported by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and by the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Learning to Learn from Benchmark Assessment Data: How Teachers Analyze Results

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    Nabrs Olah, Leslie; Lawrence, Nancy R.; Riggan, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    Although interim assessments are currently promoted as a mechanism for improving teaching and student learning, we know little about how teachers use this data to modify instruction. This article presents findings from a larger study on teachers' use of interim assessment information in elementary mathematics. We address the following questions:…

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

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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011

    2011-01-01

    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,…

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

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    Istrail, Sorin

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

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

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    Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Taylor, J. L.; Harmon, T.

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  1. Results of a Producer Survey Regarding Crossbreeding on US Dairy Farms

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    K. A. Weigel; K. A. Barlass

    2003-01-01

    Comprehensive surveys were sent to 528 US dairy producers who are currently practicing crossbreeding in their herds. Fifty usable surveys were returned, and the resulting data included qualitative responses re- garding facilities, milk recording plans, milk pricing, crossbreedinggoals,breedselection,advantages,disad- vantages, and future plans. Quantitative variables in- cluded producer scores on a 1 to 5 scale for questions regarding ability to fit

  2. DOCTORAL TRAINING IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING: 1989?1990 SURVEY RESULTS

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    Sherry L. Willis

    1991-01-01

    A survey was conducted in the 1989?1990 academic year of 421 American Psychological Association (APA) approved programs offering graduate study at the doctoral level in psychology and associated fields. The purpose was to provide continuing documentation of opportunities for doctoral training in adult development and aging. Results were compared to similar surveys conducted in 1975 and 1984. From 1975?1984 there

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. Career Potential Among ROTC Enrollees: A Comparison of 1972 and 1973 Survey Results. Interim Report.

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    Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; And Others

    This document presents the results of a comprehensive 1973 Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) survey of enrollment potential and career potential for a variety of college-based military officer training programs. It indicates the extent of career motivation among 1973 enrollees and makes comparisons with a similar survey of 1972 enrollees.…

  5. Association of Sleep Groups and Sleep Survey Results of High School Students

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    Anderson, Stephen A.; MacDonald, Lawrence; Frost, Frederica C.

    2006-01-01

    In January 2003 the High School Late Start Committee of the Northville Public Schools sent surveys to all families, faculty, and middle and high school students. The descriptive results of this survey can be found at www.northville.k12.mi.us/hr/late_start_committee_surveysummary.htm. This study focuses on the responses of the high school students,…

  6. System reliability worth assessment at a midwest utility - survey results for industrial, commercial and institutional customers

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    A. A. Chowdhury; T. C. Mielnik; L. E. Lawton; M. J. Sullivan; A. Katz

    2004-01-01

    Currently a popular method utilized in quantifying the benefit of power delivery service reliability is to estimate the customer monetary losses associated with power supply interruptions by collecting data with customer surveys. MidAmerican Energy Company, a Midwest utility, recently performed surveys of its customers in the residential, commercial, industrial and company\\/organization sectors. This paper presents the overall results of these

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

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    National 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.--Survey comment from visitor to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit

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

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    Niel Brandt

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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

    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…

  10. Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities. 1998 Student Survey Results.

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    Soule, Peneloope P.; Sharp, Joyce E.

    This reports discusses results of the Nevada Department of Education's fifth biennial survey to assess drug and alcohol attitudes and use among students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 (N=7,770). This 1998 survey also addresses issues of safety, violence, and school climate in keeping with the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994.…

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

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    Casey, John M.

    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…

  12. Availability, Attitudes and Willingness to Pay for Local Foods: Results of a Preliminary Survey

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    Damian C. Adams; Alison E. Adams

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a preliminary intercept survey of consumers at farmers' markets in Gainesville, Florida in 2007. We developed survey questions to identify: (1) how much fruit and vegetable produce respondents buy from local sources; (2) attitudes regarding local foods; (3) definitions of local by distance and ownership; (4) WTP for local foods; (5) perceptions of the

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

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    Hendricks, Arthur; Wang, Jian

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This report presents results pertaining to mental health from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. This report presents national estimates of the prevalence of past year mental disorders and past year mental health…

  15. Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematical Beliefs: What Is the Relationship in Elementary Pre-Service Teachers?

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    Haciomeroglu, Guney

    2013-01-01

    Three hundred-one pre-service teachers enrolled in elementary teacher education program were administered two surveys to measure mathematics anxiety and mathematical beliefs. Results of the study revealed that there were significant differences between third year and fourth year pre-service teachers regarding their mathematics anxiety and…

  16. Australian Primary Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptions of Geography

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    Preston, Lou

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Attitudes toward Information Technology of Teachers of the Gifted: Implications for Gifted Education

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    Shaunessy, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    This statewide study of teachers of intellectually gifted students examined teachers' attitudes toward information technology. Participants were 418 teachers of the intellectually gifted in a southeastern state who voluntarily responded to a survey about technology attitudes. Results indicated positive attitudes toward technology, with training in…

  18. Effects of Testing Conditions on Conceptual Survey Results

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  19. Vesta's temperature: first results from Dawn's survey orbit

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    Capria, M. T.; Tosi, F.; Coradini, A.; de Sanctis, M. C.; Ammannito, E.; Capaccioni, F.; Carraro, F.; Filacchione, G.; Fonte, S.; Grassi, D.; Magni, G.; Noschese, R.; Combe, J.-P.; Sykes, M.; Titus, T.; Tricarico, P.; Russel, C. T.; Raymond, C. A.

    2011-10-01

    The presentation will cover the first results of the VIR spectrometer as far as regards the determination of Vesta surface temperature, and the hints that can be derived from these measurements on the physical properties of the materials forming this surface.

  20. Community Psychiatry: Results of a Public Opinion Survey

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    Christoph Lauber; Carlos Nordt; Helene Haker; Luis Falcato; Wulf Rössler

    2006-01-01

    Background: Mental health authorities must know the public's attitude to community psychiatry when planning community mental health services. However, previous studies have only investigated the impact of demographic variables on the attitude to community psychiatry.Aim: To assess the influence of psychological and sociological parameters on the public opinion of community psychiatry in Switzerland.Method: Linear regression analyses of the results of

  1. University College London Staff survey 2013: results presentation

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    University College London

    ;Agenda · Headline results · Employee engagement · Key drivers of engagement within UCL · Other key themes them a sense of satisfaction. · There is an understanding of how their work contributes to objectives of these benefits. Decline in opinion that pay is fair, taking into consideration the job role and responsibilities

  2. 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.

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

    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…

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

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

    2008-12-01

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

  4. Early Results From The SFI++ Tully-Fisher Survey

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

    2007-12-01

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

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

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    Williams, Jane L.

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

  6. Microsystems in medicine - results of an international survey.

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    Schostek, S; Fischer, H; Kalanovic, D; Schurr, M O

    2005-01-01

    The utilization of microsystems technology (MST) in medical applications is instrumental in opening up new market segments, in the creation of novel, more effective diagnosis and therapy options in medicine, as well as in the further development of MST. However, the players in the healthcare industry are faced with technical and non-technical difficulties. The present study analyzes this emerging field from the viewpoint of medicine, market, and MST. It identifies applications of medical devices with microsystems components and analyzes their potentials in great detail. Thus, especially the creation of new market segments is expected from a broad use of MST in medicine. Furthermore, problems and conditions during the entry of microsystems into medical products are illuminated, in particular considering the specific market features of the healthcare industry. The high expenditure necessary for establishing this technology in healthcare industry is the most significant obstacle, since this market is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). But there are non-technical difficulties as well. This article presents selected results of the study, which was carried out in the scope of the EU project netMED (virtual institute on micromechatronics for biomedical industry). PMID:16754182

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

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

  8. 7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...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...

  9. 7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...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...

  10. 7 CFR 52.83 - Reporting results of the plant survey and inauguration of inspection services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...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...

  11. Musculoskeletal Sonography in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: Results of the First Worldwide Survey Study

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    Levent Özçakar; Fatih Tok; Serdar Kesikburun; Deniz Palamar; Gül Erden; Alper Ula?l?; Özlem Köro?lu Omaç; Alparslan Bayram Çarl?; Erhan Çapk?n; Martine DeMuynck

    2010-01-01

    Özçakar L, Tok F, Kesikburun S, Palamar D, Erden G, Ula?l? A, Omaç ÖK, Çarl? AB, Çapk?n E, DeMuynck M. Musculoskeletal sonography in physical and rehabilitation medicine: results of the first worldwide survey study.

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

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    1981-01-01

    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.

  13. Cataract Blindness in Osun State, Nigeria: Results of a Survey

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    Kolawole, Olubayo U.; Ashaye, Adeyinka O.; Mahmoud, Abdulraheem O.; Adeoti, Caroline O.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To estimate the burden of blindness and visual impairment due to cataract in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: Twenty clusters of 60 individuals who were 50 years or older were selected by systematic random sampling from the entire community. A total of 1,183 persons were examined. Results: The age- and sex-adjusted prevalence of bilateral cataract-related blindness (visual acuity (VA) < 3/60) in people of 50 years and older was 2.0% (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.6–2.4%). The Cataract Surgical Coverage (CSC) (persons) was 12.1% and Couching Coverage (persons) was 11.8%. The age- and sex-adjusted prevalence of bilateral operable cataract (VA < 6/60) in people of 50 years and older was 2.7% (95% CI: 2.3–3.1%). In this last group, the cataract intervention (surgery + couching) coverage was 22.2%. The proportion of patients who could not attain 6/60 vision after surgery were 12.5, 87.5, and 92.9%, respectively, for patients who underwent intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery without IOL implantation and those who underwent couching. “Lack of awareness” (30.4%), “no need for surgery” (17.6%), cost (14.6%), fear (10.2%), “waiting for cataract to mature” (8.8%), AND “surgical services not available” (5.8%) were reasons why individuals with operable cataract did not undergo cataract surgery. Conclusions: Over 600 operable cataracts exist in this region of Nigeria. There is an urgent need for an effective, affordable, and accessible cataract outreach program. Sustained efforts have to be made to increase the number of IOL surgeries, by making IOL surgery available locally at an affordable cost, if not completely free. PMID:23248537

  14. The Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory and Teachers' Ratings: An Investigation of Unexpected Results

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    Cookson, D.

    1973-01-01

    Paper concludes with a discussion aimed at underlining, and to some extent explaining, differences between teachers' ratings and questionnaire responses in the sphere of emotional stability-instability. (Author)

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

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    Scott, Caitlin; Parsley, Danette

    2014-01-01

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

  16. Collaborative Efforts Result in a Successful Field Based Program for the Preparation of Secondary Teachers in Social Studies.

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    Askins, Billy E.; Logan, Neal; Nelson, Jill

    Collaborative efforts by Texas Tech University (TTU) and the Lubbock Independent School District (ISD) resulted in an innovative program to improve the preparation of secondary-level preservice teachers in social studies. The program is grounded in the realities of the social studies classroom. Students are organized by teaching field in a…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Development of the TTF TPACK Survey Instrument

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

    2013-01-01

    One of the major outcomes from the national Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project in 2011 was the development and statistical validation of a survey instrument to measure the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of pre-service teachers as a result of the TTF intervention implemented across all Australian Education…

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

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

    1984-01-01

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

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

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    Lacy, Bob

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

  1. Survey of Spring 1977 Teacher Education Graduates. East Carolina University. Summary Report.

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    Huryn, Jean; Ussery, Robert M.

    Results of a follow-up study of school of education graduates are presented. The first of a four-part questionnaire requested personal background information. The second part inquired about competencies gained through education that could be applied to work and to living. The third part requested information concerning the relevance of the college…

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

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    Bateman, Blair E.; Wilkinson, Sara L.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Dean, Effie J.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  5. Teacher Education in Rural Schooling--A Status Report.

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    Nelson, Murry R.

    1983-01-01

    Reports results of a survey of the teacher training offerings of 56 universities in states with large rural populations. Notes that although many graduates found employment in rural schools, training programs did not always incorporate the needs of rural educators. Describes needs, implications, and suggestions for educating rural teachers. (SB)

  6. Primary Science Teacher Confidence Revisited: Ten Years on

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    Murphy, Colette; Neil, Peter; Beggs, Jim

    2007-01-01

    Background: This paper compares the findings from a recent, large-scale UK-wide survey of primary teachers' confidence in teaching science with the results of a seminal report carried out 10 years ago by Wynne Harlen in Scotland. Recent reports from across the UK have indicated there are still serious concerns relating to primary teachers'…

  7. How Young Teachers Experience Their Professional Work in Chile

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    Avalos, Beatrice; Aylwin, Pilar

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents results from a qualitative study of 15 neophyte teachers in Chile who were part of a survey of 242 teachers in two geographical regions of the country. They were studied on the basis of questionnaires, interviews, observations and focus groups, all of which served to examine their teaching contexts and working conditions, how…

  8. The High School Dropout Problem: Perspectives of Teachers and Principals

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    Bridgeland, John M.; Dilulio, John J., Jr.; Balfanz, Robert

    2009-01-01

    To better understand the views of teachers and administrators on the high school dropout problem, focus groups and nationally representative surveys were conducted of high school teachers and principals. A focus group of superintendents and school board members was also included. To help interpret the results, the authors convened a colloquium…

  9. A Causal Model of Teacher Acceptance of Technology

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

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Understanding the Change Styles of Teachers to Improve Student Achievement

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    Bigby, Arlene May Green

    2009-01-01

    The topic of this dissertation is the understanding of teacher change styles to improve student achievement. Teachers from public schools in a state located in the northern plains were surveyed regarding their Change Styles (preferred approaches to change) and flexibility scores. The results were statistically analyzed to determine if there were…

  11. Reconsidering Usage of Blogging in Preservice Teacher Education Courses

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    Top, Ercan; Yukselturk, Erman; Inan, Fethi A.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' perceived benefits of instructional blogs, classroom community, course satisfaction, and learning. The data were obtained via surveys administered throughout Fall 2009. Fifty preservice teachers from two undergraduate courses participated in this study. Results indicate that students…

  12. Teachers' Confidence and Beliefs and their Students' Attitudes to Mathematics

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    Kim Beswick; Natalie Brown

    This paper reports some initial results of a project that involved profiling middle school mathematics teachers and their students. Survey data concerning the teachers' confidence in relation to the mathematics topics that they teach, their beliefs about numeracy and effective teaching of mathematics, students' attitudes to mathematics, and their perceptions of the frequency of various events in their mathematics classrooms

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-09-30

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

  15. Teacher–Student Interactions in Korean High School Science Classrooms

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    Sunny S. U. Lee; Barry J. Fraser; Darrell L. Fisher

    2003-01-01

    This paper provides a preliminary picture of teacher–student interaction in Korean senior high schools. In order to do this, the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) was translated into Korean and administered to 439 students (99 science-independent stream students, 195 science-oriented stream students and 145 humanities stream students). Based on the results from this survey, interviews with some students and teachers

  16. Survey of Professional Ethics of Teachers in Institutions of Higher Education: Case Study of an Institution in Central China

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    Zheng, Lou; Hui, Song

    2005-01-01

    The standard of professional ethics among teachers directly determines the educational standards of a school; they are an essential component of education. In order to clarify the current situation with regard to the professional ethics of teachers in institutions of higher education, this article analyzes how society evaluates those ethics and…

  17. Learning from Follow Up Surveys of Graduates: The Austin Teacher Program and the Benchmark Project. A Discussion Paper.

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    Baker, Thomas E.

    This paper describes Austin College's (Texas) participation in the Benchmark Project, a collaborative followup study of teacher education graduates and their principals, focusing on the second round of data collection. The Benchmark Project was a collaboration of 11 teacher preparation programs that gathered and analyzed data comparing graduates…

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

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    Aydeniz, Mehmet; Southerland, Sherry A.

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Teacher Induction in Illinois: Evidence from the Illinois Teacher Study. Policy Research Report IERC 2003-2

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    Klostermann, Brenda K.; Presley, Jennifer B.; Peddle, Michael T.; Trott, Charles E.

    2003-01-01

    Using survey data collected through the Illinois Teacher Study, this report provides results about teachers' satisfaction with their preparation courses and their participation in induction activities. It describes the relationship between participation in specific induction activities, the number of activities in which respondents participated,…

  20. Teachers' Prestige in Spain: Probing the Public's and the Teachers' Contrary Views

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    Pérez-Díaz, Víctor; Rodríguez, Juan Carlos

    2014-01-01

    We use the results of a public opinion survey we carried out in 2012 on a sample of the Spanish adult population to offer a plausible explanation of one of the main conundrums of primary and secondary school teachers' prestige, not only in Spain, i.e. that, contrary to public discourse and to teachers' perceptions, this prestige has not…

  1. Giving Teachers a Voice

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    Dagenhart, Diana B.; O'Connor, Katherine A.; Petty, Teresa M.; Day, Barbara D.

    2005-01-01

    The authors report on a teacher survey that was conducted in North Carolina to determine the wants and needs of teachers in North Carolina. The survey had Likert-scaled quesitons about administrative support and professional development needs as well as information about professional and personal characteristics. The research was conducted to give…

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

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    Hill, Jason G.

    2011-01-01

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

  3. Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)[TM]. Volume 4, Number 8

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    von Frank, Valerie, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Tackling Behavior from All Sides (Valerie von Frank); (2) Tools: Effective Behavior Support Self-Assessment Survey; (3) Lessons from…

  4. How Teachers Compare the Roles of Cooperating Teacher and Mentor.

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    Ganser, Tom

    2002-01-01

    A survey of 94 teachers who served as cooperating teachers or mentored beginning teachers indicated that, despite few extrinsic rewards, they were motivated to undertake these roles; many had no formal preparation for them. Without clear expectations and high-quality training, their ability to enhance student and beginning teachers' practice may…

  5. Radiological re-survey results at 146 West Central Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey (MJ034)

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    Murray, M.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1994-05-01

    Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) of Maywood, New Jersey, generated process wastes and residues associated with the production and refining of thorium and thorium compounds from 1916 to 1959. During the early years of operation, MCW stored wastes and residues in low-lying areas west of the processing facilities and consequently some of the residuals containing radioactive materials migrated offsite to the surrounding area. Subsequently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designated for remedial action the old MCW property and several vicinity properties. Additionally, in 1984, the property at 146 West Central Ave., Maywood, New Jersey and properties in its vicinity were included as a decontamination research and development project under the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. In 1987 and 1988, at the request of DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a radiological survey on this property. A report describing this survey was published in 1989. A second radiological survey by ORNL was conducted on this property in May 1993 at the request of DOE after an ad hoc radiological survey, requested by the property owner and conducted by Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), identified some contamination not previously found by ORNL. The purpose of the second ORNL survey was to determine whether radioactive materials from the old MCW were present on the property, and if so, if radioactive materials present were above guidelines. A certified civil survey was requisitioned by ORNL to determine actual property boundaries before beginning the radiological re-survey. The re-survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of a large number of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of this survey demonstrated that although elevated residual thorium-232 contamination was present in a few isolated spots on the southern end of the backyard, it did not exceed DOE guidelines.

  6. Efficacy Beliefs of Special Educators: The Relationships among Collective Efficacy, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Job Satisfaction

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    Viel-Ruma, Kim; Houchins, David; Jolivette, Kristine; Benson, Gwen

    2010-01-01

    In order to examine the relationship between reported levels of teacher self-efficacy, collective efficacy, and job satisfaction in special educators, teachers in one school district completed three surveys measuring these constructs. The results indicated that teacher self-efficacy had a direct effect on job satisfaction. It was further found…

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

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

    1998-07-01

    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.

  8. Radiological survey results at 1 Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey (LJ095)

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

    1995-07-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action at the Stepan property in Maywood, New Jersey and several vicinity properties in Lodi, New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Maywood Interim Storage Site (MISS), adjacent to the former Maywood Chemical Works facility. The property at One Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey was not one of these vicinity properties but was surveyed by DOE at the request of the owner. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted in November 1994, was to confirm whether remedial actions were to be performed on the property in order to be in compliance with the identified Guidelines. The radiological survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at One Shady Lane, Lodi, New Jersey, were comparable to background levels in the area, and well within the limits prescribed by DOE radiological guidelines. Based on the results of the radiological survey data, this property does not meet guidelines for inclusion under FUSRAP.

  9. Properties of the Large KBOs: Results from the Palomar Distant Solar System Survey

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    Schwamb, Megan E.; Brown, M. E.; Rabinowitz, D. L.

    2010-10-01

    We present the results of a wide-field survey using the 1.2-m Samuel Oschin Telescope located at Palomar Observatory. This survey was designed to find the most distant members of the Kuiper belt and beyond. We searched 12,000 square degrees within ± 30° of the ecliptic down to a mean limiting magnitude of 21.3 in R. Although designed to probe the Sedna region, our survey probes the orbital properties of the hot classical, scattered disk, detached, and resonant populations. A total number of 52 KBOs and Centaurs have been detected, 25 of which were discovered in this survey. We report our observed latitude distribution and implications for the Plutino population particularly the Kozai Plutinos. Our survey also probes the bright end of the dynamically hot (i>5°) KBO size distribution. We will discuss the brightness distribution of the excited (i > 5°) Kuiper belt for the largest and brightest objects and compare to previous results from pencil-beam surveys constraining the faint end of the observed luminosity function.

  10. Stress, Teaching and Teacher Health

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    Bowers, Tony

    2004-01-01

    Managers in 281 schools of all types in 20 LEAs in England completed a survey about teacher absence and its causes. This paper reports reasons for teachers' long-term absences in those schools, examining the link between age and ability to report for work. Head teachers' views on the impact of school stress on teacher attendance are also explored.…

  11. Teacher efficacy of special education teachers of English language learners with disabilities

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    Oneyda Maria Paneque

    2004-01-01

    This research examined the perceived teacher efficacy of special education teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) with educational disabilities by surveying 202 elementary special education teachers using the EXCEL Teacher Inventory. EXCEL consists of 20 teacher efficacy items, three open-ended questions, and participant demographic items. ^ Overall participant teacher efficacy scores were high. Of the variables assessed, a statistically significant

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

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  14. Coping with Ecological Thresholds in Coastal Areas: Results from an International Expert Survey

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    Jari Lyytimäki; Mikael Hildén

    2011-01-01

    Ecological thresholds have raised considerable interest as a concept that may help to understand and manage environmental challenges in coastal areas. We present results from an international survey on ecological thresholds targeted at coastal and marine experts. The results show that experts are confident that coastal areas are affected by risks and changes related to ecological thresholds. Experts also are

  15. A survey of recent results in passive sampling of water and air by semipermeable membrane devices

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    Harry F. Prest; James N. Huckins; Jimmie D. Petty; Sirpa Herve; Jaakko Paasivirta; Pertti Heinonen

    1995-01-01

    A survey is presented of some recent results for passive sampling of water and air for trace organic contaminants using lipid-filled semipermeable membrane devices (SPMDs). Results of water sampling for trace organochlorine compounds using simultaneously exposed SPMDs and the most universally applied biomonitor (bivalves) are discussed. In general, the total amounts of accumulated analytes available for analysis in bivalves and

  16. Use and Users of Electronic Journals at Catalan Universities: The Results of a Survey

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    Borrego, Angel; Anglada, Lluis; Barrios, Maite; Comellas, Nuria

    2007-01-01

    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…

  17. Design, Delivery, and Results of the Earth and Space Science Partnership Teacher Professional Development Program

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    Palma, Christopher; Flarend, A.; Petula, J.; Richards, M. T.; Spotts, H.; McDonald, S.; Furman, T.

    2013-01-01

    The Earth and Space Science Partnership (ESSP) is a collaboration among Penn State scientists and science educators with seven school districts across Pennsylvania. Part of the multi-faceted ESSP effort includes long-term professional development that is built around annual summer workshops for middle grades teachers in several content areas, including Solar System astronomy. Our project was initially funded for five years (we are in year 3 now), so teachers remain engaged with the ESSP for longer than many professional development programs. This project duration allows us to implement several methods for building on the summer workshops: (1) Teachers are able to repeat workshops in a content area more than once, which means that in most of our workshops we have a mix of veteran teachers and those new to the program, (2) three meetings are held throughout the school year where all partners revisit the content and pedagogy from the summer, and (3) the teachers are encouraged and supported in their own efforts to create learning communities in their districts that meet more frequently. In this poster, we report on our efforts to impact the teaching of Earth and Space Science by offering a professional development program designed around coherent content storylines and a claims/evidence/reasoning (CER) framework. We will present the storyline from our summer 2012 astronomy workshop and samples of the CER activities that were developed to align with pieces of the storyline. Finally, we will discuss how aspects of the storyline / CER approach are being implemented in the sixth grade curriculum of one of our partner school districts, the Bellefonte Area School District. We gratefully acknowledge support from the NSF from a Targeted Math Science Partnership award DUE#0962792.

  18. Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey. First Look. NCES 2013-311

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    Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy; Goldring, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Campbell, CA; Horvath, AR

    2012-01-01

    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

  20. THE FREQUENCY OF HOT JUPITERS IN THE GALAXY: RESULTS FROM THE SuperLupus SURVEY

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    Bayliss, Daniel D. R.; Sackett, Penny D., E-mail: daniel@mso.anu.edu.au [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Mt Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Road, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia)

    2011-12-20

    We present the results of the SuperLupus Survey for transiting hot Jupiter planets, which monitored a single Galactic disk field spanning 0.66 deg{sup 2} for 108 nights over three years. Ten candidates were detected: one is a transiting planet, two remain candidates, and seven have been subsequently identified as false positives. We construct a new image quality metric, S{sub j} , based on the behavior of 26,859 light curves, which allows us to discard poor images in an objective and quantitative manner. Furthermore, in some cases we are able to identify statistical false positives by analyzing temporal correlations between S{sub j} and transit signatures. We use Monte Carlo simulations to measure our detection efficiency by injecting artificial transits onto real light curves and applying identical selection criteria as used in our survey. We find at 90% confidence level that 0.10{sup +0.27}{sub -0.08}% of dwarf stars host a hot Jupiter with a period of 1-10 days. Our results are consistent with other transit surveys, but appear consistently lower than the hot Jupiter frequencies reported from radial velocity surveys, a difference we attribute, at least in part, to the difference in stellar populations probed. In light of our determination of the frequency of hot Jupiters in Galactic field stars, previous null results for transiting planets in open cluster and globular cluster surveys no longer appear anomalously low.

  1. Orbits and Periods: Results from the Thousand Asteroid Light Curve Survey

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    Masiero, Joseph R.; Jedicke, R.; Pravec, P.; Gwyn, S.; Larsen, J.

    2007-10-01

    We present the latest results from the Thousand Asteroid Light Curve Survey. Using the CFHT/MegaCam instrument, we have surveyed 12 deg^2 of the ecliptic, covering an estimated 1000 asteroids, with sensitivity down to 1 km through the entire Main Belt. Orbits have been determined, allowing for follow-up and recovery, as well as light curve periods and amplitudes for a significant fraction of our targets. Results of our light curve fits as well as our orbital and type diagnostics will be discussed.

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

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    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

    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.

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

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    You, Li-Ching; Schallert, Diane L.

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

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

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains railroad spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur, Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at the Pompton Plains railroad spur were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

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

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

    2014-07-01

    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.

  6. Radiological verification survey results at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey (PJ001V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W. R. Grace facility. The property at 14 Peck Ave., Pequannock, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at 1 meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 14 Peck Ave. were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  7. Does Sequence Matter in Multi-Mode Surveys: Results from an Experiment

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    Wagner, James; Arrieta, Jennifer; Guyer, Heidi; Ofstedal, Mary Beth

    2014-01-01

    Interest in a multi-mode approach to surveys has grown substantially in recent years, in part due to increased costs of face-to-face interviewing and the emergence of the internet as a survey mode. Yet, there is little systematic evidence of the impact of a multimode approach on survey costs and errors. This paper reports the results of an experiment designed to evaluate whether a mixed-mode approach to a large screening survey would produce comparable response rates at a lower cost than a face-to-face screening effort. The experiment was carried out in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), an ongoing panel study of Americans over age 50. In 2010, HRS conducted a household screening survey to recruit new sample members to supplement the existing sample. The experiment varied the sequence of modes with which the screening interview was delivered. One treatment offered mail first, followed by face-to-face interviewing; the other started with face-to-face and then mail. A control group was offered only face-to-face interviewing. Results suggest that the mixed mode options reduced costs without reducing response rates to the screening interview. There is some evidence, however, that the sequence of modes offered may impact the response rate for a follow-up in-depth interview PMID:24764767

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

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    Clark, Jessica Saiter

    2008-08-13

    and Behavioral Pediatrics, 25, 407-414. de Nijs, P. F. A., Ferdinand, R. F., de Bruin, E. I., Dekker, M. C. J., van Duijn, C. M., & Verhulst, F. C. (2004). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Parents? judgment about school, teachers? judgment... Profile from a national sample of children without disabilities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 490-495. DuPaul, G. J. (2003). Assessment of ADHD Symptoms: Comment on Gomez et al. (2003).[Editorial] [Electronic version]. Psychological...

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

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    Hjelm, E. E.

    2006-12-01

    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.

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

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

    2011-04-01

    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 engage in cutting edge high-energy physics research. Results showed that teachers and students could acquire enough knowledge about cosmic ray physics and self-efficacy for conducting cosmic ray research during a summer workshop to be full participants in an SSP conducting research in their schools, and a capstone anchoring approach using an authentic research activity was effective for motivating student engagement in didactic classroom learning. CROP demonstrated "proof of concept" that setting up cosmic ray detector arrays in schools run by teachers and students was feasible, but found that set-up and operation in a high-school was technically difficult.

  11. Management Careers in Professional Sport and College/University Athletics: Results of a Survey Evaluation.

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    Beitel, Patricia A.; And Others

    This study assessed the needs of management positions and obtained evaluations of sport management programs by management personnel from different sport program perspectives, i.e., professional sport and college/university athletics. Results of survey identified: (1) specific similarities and differences in the criteria for both hiring sport…

  12. Student Experiences at Off-Campus Parties: Results from a Multicampus Survey

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    Jakeman, Rick C.; Silver, Blake R.; Molasso, William

    2014-01-01

    The need to understand the settings in which students drink represents an ongoing challenge for universities. Undergraduate students (N = 2,146) completed an online multicampus survey to capture the perceptions of off-campus party guests regarding common party behaviors and events. Results indicate that students frequently attend off-campus…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  14. Public Perceptions about Father Involvement: Results of a Statewide Household Survey

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    Andrews, Arlene Bowers; Luckey, Irene; Bolden, Errol; Whiting-Fickling, Judith; Lind, Katherine A.

    2004-01-01

    This study of social norms regarding expectations of fathers describes public perceptions based on a statewide, random household telephone survey of 1,010 adults. The results indicate strong public support for community expectations about father's time with child as communicated through workplace provision of paternal leave and flextime, although…

  15. Physics Bachelor's Degrees: Results from the 2010 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr

    2012-01-01

    The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census of all degree-granting physics departments in the United States and Puerto Rico. The survey had a 95% response rate from the 751 departments that granted physics bachelor's degrees in the class of 2010. Results show that the number of physics bachelor's…

  16. The Philippines Is Marlboro Country for Youth Smoking: Results from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)

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    Page, Randy M.; West, Joshua H.

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  18. DOCTORAL TRAINING IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING: 1993?1994 SURVEY RESULTS

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    D. Erik Everhart; Rosemary Blieszner; Todd M. Edwards

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to provide continuing documentation of opportunities for doctoral training and specialization in adult development and aging and to compare the results with those of similar studies conducted previously. Two surveys of doctoral programs in the psychology of adult development and aging were conducted during the 1993?1994 academic year. The first was sent to 444

  19. TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Task Report #4, Passenger Rail Survey Results and Findings

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    1 TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Task Report #4, Passenger Rail Survey Results and Findings TxDOT Project 409148-0004, High Speed Rail Programmatic Support-- Provide HSR Outreach DATE: February 26, 2013 TO: Jennifer Moczybemba, Project Director Rail System Director, Texas Department of Transportation FROM: Tina

  20. Factors Influencing Service-Learning Utilization in Social Work: Results from an Online Survey of Faculty

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    Cronley, Courtney; Madden, Elissa; Davis, Jaya; Preble, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    The current study (N = 209) explored service-learning utilization in social work education by examining the influence of personal and institutional characteristics, perceived barriers, and beliefs about service-learning outcomes. Results of an online survey of social work educators showed that neither personal nor institutional characteristics…

  1. Bullying in Middle Schools: Results from a Four-School Survey

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    Fabianna Pergolizzi; Darren Richmond; Samantha Macario; Zoe Gan; Charlotte Richmond; Everly Macario

    2009-01-01

    The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when they

  2. Evaluation Use: Results from a Survey of U.S. American Evaluation Association Members

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    Fleischer, Dreolin N.; Christie, Christina A.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a cross-sectional survey on evaluation use completed by 1,140 U.S. American Evaluation Association members. This study had three foci: evaluators' current attitudes, perceptions, and experiences related to evaluation use theory and practice, how these data are similar to those reported in a previous study…

  3. Telecommunications Power Plant Damage Assessment Caused by Hurricane Katrina - Site Survey and Follow-Up Results

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    Alexis Kwasinski; Wayne W. Weaver; Patrick L. Chapman; Philip T. Krein

    2006-01-01

    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

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

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    Vilhelm Verendel

    2009-01-01

    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

  5. Parent-Infant Education in Schools for Deaf Children: Results of CEASD Survey.

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    Craig, Helen B.

    1983-01-01

    The report presents results of a nationwide survey of schools for deaf persons regarding programing for parent-infant (PI) education. Among findings were that 94 schools (88 percent of respondents) reported programs for 1,901 hearing impaired children (Author/MC)

  6. Social Work Roles and Activities Regarding Psychiatric Medication: Results of a National Survey

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    Bentley, Kia J.; Walsh, Joseph; Farmer, Rosemary L.

    2005-01-01

    This article reports the findings of a 2001 national survey of social workers regarding their everyday practice roles and activities regarding psychiatric medication. The results of this quantitative study indicate variability in the types of roles carried out by social workers with regard to psychiatric medication, but that perceptions of…

  7. Squid Catches Resulting From Trawl Surveys off the Southeastern United States

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    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

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon see Reelfoot Lake and visit this National Wildlife Refuge. Thank you for preserving and managing

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller It isn't a park as much as it is a real connection to wildlife

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller "Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge provides an abundance of wildlife

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

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    National 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. Solomon and Holly M. Miller I believe that the wildlife refuges (especially, this coastal refuge at Pea

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller I have so enjoyed living close to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. The rangers and volunteers

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller The Noxubee Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful, safe, and educational place to take a family

  14. Oral Communication in Business and Industry; Results of a Survey on Scientific, Technical, and Managerial Presentations.

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    Scheiber, H. J.; Hager, Peter J.

    1994-01-01

    Describes project results on the nature of oral presentations given and produced by technical/managerial professionals working in business and industry. Notes that the survey responses focused on issues including frequency, target audience(s), objectives, data/information base, use of visuals, equipment, obstacles, and training. States that the…

  15. Compliance with recommended infection control procedures among Canadian dentists: Results of a national survey

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    Gillian M. McCarthy; John J. Koval; John K. MacDonald

    1999-01-01

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate compliance with recommended infection control (IC) practices by dentists in Canada in 1995. Design: A mailed survey of a stratified random sample of dentists (N = 6444), with 3 follow-up attempts. Weighted analyses included multiple logistic regression to identify the best predictors of “excellent” compliance (18 items). Results: The adjusted response

  16. Ready or not? Results of an orientation week survey of education students

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    Glenice Watson; Greer Johnson; Stephen Billett

    2002-01-01

    Readiness to attend university is an increasing concern for university stakeholders interested in student retention, achievement and satisfaction. This paper outlines and discusses the results of a broad-band survey administered to five cohorts within the Education Faculty at one Australian university so as to gain a snapshot of the readiness (or not) factor of its first year population. The initial

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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

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

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    Diane Rae Davis; Lisa Avery

    2004-01-01

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

  19. Bullying in Middle Schools: Results from a Four-School Survey

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    Pergolizzi, Fabianna; Richmond, Darren; Macario, Samantha; Gan, Zoe; Richmond, Charlotte; Macario, Everly

    2009-01-01

    The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when…

  20. Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

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    OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2011

    2011-01-01

    Literacy for Life is the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. It presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by OECD countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term. It offers new insights into the factors that influence the formation of adult skills in various…

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

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    Schweik, Charles M.

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

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

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

    1977-01-01

    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.

  3. Effective elements of science teacher professional development

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    Zientek, Amy

    Educational reform efforts to improve students' learning outcomes are often present in teacher professional development opportunities; however, the structure and design of these opportunities vary and often focus on a homogenous student population; that is, White students in suburban schools. Reform efforts in teacher professional development that aim to educate teachers not only about science content and pedagogy, but also about practices that aim to reach a diverse student population is needed. This study examines three, science teacher summer professional development (PD) programs [SUN, SEPA, and CLA], and explores how programs affect teacher learning outcome(s) and any subsequent translation into classroom practice(s). The design and delivery, alignment to Ladson-Billings (1994) tenets of culturally responsive practices, and measurement(s) of teachers' learning outcome(s) are evaluated. Fliers were sent to science teachers who participated in SUN, SEPA, and CLA in an effort to recruit volunteers for this study. Program document analysis and teacher post-survey data from each program, focus groups, evidence of program integration, and a culturally responsive practice survey were collected and analyzed. Results show SEPA to include content knowledge (CK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), culturally responsive practices (CRP), and some elements of the conceptual change model (CCM) (Larkin, 2012) in program design, structure, and delivery along with translation into classroom practice. SUN and CLA both show incorporation of CK and PCK, with SUN also showing some evidence of CRP. The findings indicate that when teachers are modeled a practice they are able to translate that practice in their classroom. The potential impact of modeling CRP during science teacher PD may address the achievement gap still present among students of color. Program designers must consider the inclusion of CRP alongside CK and PCK during the development of science teacher PD.

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

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

    2014-01-01

    Globally, chronic diseases place a tremendous burden on health care systems all over the world. The increased prevalence of chronic diseases is mainly influenced by industrialization and decreased levels of physical activity. A cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative pilot survey, using a self-administered questionnaire and focus group discussions, was conducted with 73 students to assess the need for and feasibility of a health promotion program for university students at a rural South African university. The results of this survey suggest that there is a need for a health promotion program aimed at young adults who attend university. PMID:25635164

  5. Beliefs regarding smoking in the workplace: results from the Global Workplace Smoking Survey

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    Michael T. Halpern; Humphrey Taylor

    2009-01-01

    Objectives  To collect global information on attitudes of employers and employees toward workplace smoking and cessation.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  The Global Workplace Smoking Survey collected data from employers (smoking and non-smoking) and smoking employees in 14 countries\\u000a in 2007.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Results  A total of 3,525 employees (all smokers) and 1,403 employers (smokers and non-smokers) participated in the survey. While the\\u000a majority of employees and employers felt

  6. Participant survey results from the Starting Hizentra Administration with Resources and Education (SHARE) program.

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    Duff, Carla; Riley, Patty; Zampelli, Annette; Murphy, Elyse

    2014-01-01

    Increased use of specialized infusion therapies has necessitated training of health care providers and patients. The Starting Hizentra Administration with Resources and Education (SHARE) program provided 709 US participants with information to educate patients with primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) on self-administration of 20% subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG). Postprogram surveys assessed participants' experience and opinion of 20% SCIG. The most frequent questions about 20% SCIG regarded subcutaneous challenges (29%). Participants stated that all attributes of SCIG were beneficial (51%), and they expressed interest in future programs on non-PIDD diseases (26%). Survey results will assist in future SHARE and other relevant educational program optimization. PMID:24384881

  7. Initial communication survey results for the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project

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    Beck, D.M.

    1991-03-01

    To support the public communication efforts of the Technical Steering Panel of the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction (HEDR) Project, a public survey was conducted. The survey was intended to provide information about the public's knowledge and interest in the project and the best ways to communicate project results. Questions about the project were included as part of an omnibus survey conducted by Washington State University. The survey was conducted by phone to Washington State residents in the spring of 1990. This report gives the HEDR-related questions and summary data of responses. Questions associated with the HEDR Project were grouped into four categories: knowledge of the HEDR Project; interest in the project; preferred ways of receiving information about the project (including public information meetings, a newsletter mailed to homes, presentations to civic groups in the respondent's community, a computer bulletin board respondent could access with a modem, information displays at public buildings and shopping malls, and an information video sent to respondent); and level of concern over past exposure from Hanford operations. Questions abut whom state residents are most likely to trust about radiation issues were also part of the omnibus survey, and responses are included in this report.

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  9. The use of personal digital assistants in the health sciences: results of a survey

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    De Groote, Sandra L.; Doranski, Marceline

    2004-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to determine how personal digital assistants (PDAs) are used on an academic health sciences campus to define the level of training and support the library can provide to the students and faculty. Method: A Web-based questionnaire was developed. A total of 1,538 health sciences faculty and residents were sent an email message requesting participation. Data from the returned surveys were analyzed with SPSS. Results: Sixty-one percent of survey respondents used PDAs. The address book, date book, and calculator were the most common uses reported for PDAs. Residents also reported a high use of drug databases on their PDAs. Most survey respondents indicated they would like to learn more about clinical resources for PDAs. Conclusions: Many opportunities exist for librarians to provide training and support for PDAs, in addition to evaluation and promotion of clinical software for PDAs. PMID:15243640

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

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    2001-01-01

    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.

  11. An Econometric Analysis of Teacher Mobility.

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    Bempah, E. Osei; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Uses Missouri beginning teacher survey to analyze teacher migration. Develops simultaneous equations model to identify teacher and school district characteristics predictive of teacher mobility and determine predictive relationships between teachers' annual earnings and selected demographic and geographic variables. Findings support conventional…

  12. Turning Good Teachers into Great Leaders

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    Dozier, Terry Knecht

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Florida Learning Resources System/Suncoast Associate Center, Sarasota.

    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

  14. National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1998. Volume I: Secondary School Students.

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    Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.

    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…

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

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

    1998-11-01

    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.

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

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

    2006-01-01

    We are performing a uniform and unbiased imaging survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC; ~7deg×7deg) using the IRAC (3.6, 4.5, 5.8, and 8 mum) and MIPS (24, 70, and 160 mum) instruments on board the Spitzer Space Telescope in the Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE) survey, these agents being the interstellar medium (ISM) and stars in

  17. Current Practices in Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in India: Results of an Online Survey

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    Kumar, Ashish

    2014-01-01

    Background Prior to INASL guidelines, there were no Indian guidelines for management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in India. The guidelines given by other societies like AASLD, EASL etc are not uniform and not tailored for Indian patients. Hence management practices for HCC in India largely depended on physicians' individual preferences. This survey aimed to study current practices in management of HCC in India. Methods An online survey was conducted from the platform of a survey portal (www.surveymonkey.com), from December 2012 to April 2013. Invitation to participate in the survey was sent to 1383 doctors of India who were expected to be involved in management of patients of HCC. The survey was of 10 min duration and consisted of questions on how the respondents diagnosed and managed patients of HCC. Results Three hundred and seventy-seven doctors answered the survey questions (72% gastroenterologists, 95% working in India). The important points which emerged from the survey are following: (i) The incidence of HCC is increasing in India; (ii) The most common etiologic agent is Hepatitis B responsible for 43% cases; (iii) Only 14% patients present in early stage when curative treatment is possible (BCLC-A); (iv) 90% of these respondents screen for HCC when they first evaluate a cirrhotic patient; (v) While following a patient of cirrhosis most respondents screen for HCC by ultrasound and AFP at every 6 months to 1 year; and (vi) Most (82%) respondents follow some international guideline for staging and treatment of HCC. The respondents also suggested that there is a need for spreading awareness about HCC in public as well as in medical fraternity, and there is a need for a national registry of HCC. Conclusions This is the first survey on management practices on HCC. With the publication of the INASL guidelines on HCC, the diagnosis and treatment of HCC will be more uniform and protocol based. Further such surveys should be carried out at periodic interval to track increasing awareness and better management practices for HCC in India. PMID:25755606

  18. Awareness of Autism in Primary School Teachers

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    Ahmed, Farah

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey

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    2008-01-01

    History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=sloginThe New Dictionary of Cultural Literacyhttp://www.bartleby.com/59/Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacobyhttp://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.htmlDigital Historyhttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/19th Century Textbookshttp://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/Debates over what young people should be taught in schools have raged on since the time of ancient Greece. From the rise of compulsory elementary education to the creation of the elective system at Harvard in the 19th century, some critics have maintained that such changes have had a rather deleterious effect on young minds. A recently released survey from the Common Core organization adds fire to the already raging conflagration surrounding such matters. The survey asked 1,200 17-year olds to answer 33 multiple-choice questions about history and literature. The results were not terribly promising, as about a quarter of the teenagers surveyed could not correctly identify Adolf Hitler as Germany's chancellor during World War II. Other findings noted that one-quarter of the respondents thought that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World sometime after 1750. Leaders of the Common Core group also argue that the No Child Left Behind law has effectively created a desolate landscape throughout America's public school curriculum, and they suggest that young people would benefit from a more comprehensive liberal arts and science education. In the introduction to their final report on the survey, the authors noted, "The nation's education system has become obsessed with testing and basic skills because of the requirements of federal law, and that is not healthy." The first link will lead users to a piece by Greg Toppo of USA Today that offers a bit of background on this thorny issue, complete with an interesting quiz and a section for comments. The second link will take readers to a news article from this Tuesday's New York Times which discusses the findings of this survey conducted by the Common Core organization. Moving on, the third link leads to the online version of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy which includes 6,900 entries. As the site notes, this work "forms the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy." The fourth link will whisk users away to an interesting interview with Susan Jacoby, who has recently written a book that examines the current "overarching crisis of memory and knowledge." The fifth link leads to the very fine Digital History site, which contains hundreds of resources for history teachers and students that are both well developed and engaging. Those persons looking for a bit of the "old-time" education will appreciate the sixth and final site. Here, visitors can look over 140 19th century schoolbooks digitized by the staff at the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.

  20. Attitudes toward individuals with disabilities: results of a recent survey and implications of those results.

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    Goreczny, Anthony J; Bender, Erin E; Caruso, Guy; Feinstein, Celia S

    2011-01-01

    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 quality of life of persons with disabilities. Overall, participants' attitudes were positive toward persons with disabilities. There were statistically significant age and gender related attitudinal differences, with women and younger adults generally voicing more favorable attitudes than men and older adults. Future research needs to sample a diverse population, including persons from a variety of fields as well as persons with disabilities, to examine the range of attitudes that might exist. PMID:21458951