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Results of the AVA National Teacher Concerns Survey.  

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This article reports the results of a national survey of teachers' concerns, published in the August 1983 issue of Voc Ed. In this survey, vocational teachers were asked to speak their minds on what the priorities of vocational education ought to be. (SSH)

Corwin, John K.; Sandiford, Janice R.

1984-01-01

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Teachers on Teaching. Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey.  

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|This booklet provides snapshots of teachers' work lives, using information obtained from previous Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS). The SASS is a set of integrated questionnaires that collect information nationwide about schools and the staff who work in them. A wide variety of schools complete the surveys. The SASS Teacher Questionnaire asks…

Alt, Martha Naomi; Kwon, Jin; Henke, Robin R.

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Results of a Survey of Pupils and Teachers Regarding Television.  

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|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…

Crawford, Patricia; Rapoport, Max

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

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

2007-02-24

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

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

Lopez-Gomez, Coral; Albright, Jeremy J.

2009-01-01

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) is a follow-up of a sample of the elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the previous years Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The TFS sample includes teachers who leave teaching in the year after ...

A. Keigher F. Cross

2010-01-01

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Technology and Teaching Culture: Results of a State Survey of Foreign Language Teachers  

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Findings from a state survey on technology and teaching culture indicated that teachers in general made little use of computer facilities such as the World Wide Web and e-mail. Although the teachers made considerable use of video materials, especially foreign films, they made little use of interactive media such as CD-ROMs and videodiscs even when these ma- terials were part

Zena Moore; Betsy Morales; Sheila Carel

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Accommodations: Results of a Survey of Alabama Special Education Teachers. Synthesis Report 81  

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|This report contains the findings from a survey of 2,336 special education teachers in the state of Alabama on making and implementing decisions about accommodations. Key findings included: (1) When making instructional accommodations decisions 51% of the survey respondents considered student characteristics as an important factor. Only 12% of…

Altman, Jason R.; Cormier, Damien C.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Holbrook, Marla; Byers, Miriam; Chambers, DaLee; Moore, Margaret; Pence, Nanette

2010-01-01

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

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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.…

Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Who Teaches Mathematics Content Courses for Prospective Elementary Teachers in the United States? Results of a National Survey  

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|This article reports on a national survey of higher education institutions in the United States to answer the question, "Who teaches mathematics content courses for prospective elementary teachers, and what are these instructors' academic and teaching backgrounds?" We surveyed 1,926 institutions, and a faculty member from each of 825 institutions…

Masingila, Joanna O.; Olanoff, Dana E.; Kwaka, Dennis K.

2012-01-01

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Drama Teacher Training in Greece: A Survey of Attitudes of Teachers towards Drama Teachers.  

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Examined Greek teachers' attitudes regarding the appointment of drama teachers in preschool and elementary school. Survey data indicated that most respondents thought drama experts were necessary in schools because their own knowledge of theater education was limited. Results suggest that Greek teachers have started recognizing the need for…

Sextou, Persephone

2002-01-01

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Characteristics and contributions of school subjects at the elementary level: results of a survey of pre?service elementary teachers from four Québec universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a survey questionnaire involving 841 third and fourth year students enrolled in a French language Bachelors degree program in Elementary Education at four Quebec universities. The questionnaire dealt with pre?service elementary teachers’ representations of the teaching and learning of four school subjects: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. The results show,

Johanne Lebrun; Yves Lenoir; Anderson Araújo Oliveira; Anne Catherine McConnell

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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Context Medical educational reform includes enhancing role modelling of clinical teachers. This requires faculty being aware of their role model status and performance. We developed the System for Evaluation of Teaching Qualities (SETQ) to generate individualized feedback on previously defined teaching qualities and role model status for faculty in (non) academic hospitals. Objectives (i) To examine whether teaching qualities of faculty were associated with their being seen as a specialist role model by residents, and (ii) to investigate whether those associations differed across residency years and specialties. Methods & Materials Cross-sectional questionnaire survey amongst 549 Residents of 36 teaching programs in 15 hospitals in the Netherlands. The main outcome measure was faculty being seen as specialist role models by residents. Statistical analyses included (i) Pearson's correlation coefficients and (ii) multivariable logistic generalized estimating equations to assess the (adjusted) associations between each of five teaching qualities and ‘being seen as a role model’. Results 407 residents completed a total of 4123 evaluations of 662 faculty. All teaching qualities were positively correlated with ‘being seen as a role model’ with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.49 for ‘evaluation of residents’ to 0.64 for ‘learning climate’ (P<0.001). Faculty most likely to be seen as good role models were those rated highly on ‘feedback’ (odds ratio 2.91, 95% CI: 2.41–3.51), ‘a professional attitude towards residents’ (OR 2.70, 95% CI: 2.34–3.10) and ‘creating a positive learning climate’ (OR 2.45, 95% CI: 1.97–3.04). Results did not seem to vary much across residency years. The relative strength of associations between teaching qualities and being seen as a role model were more distinct when comparing specialties. Conclusions Good clinical educators are more likely to be seen as specialist role models for most residents.

Lombarts, Kiki M. J. M. H.; Heineman, Maas Jan; Arah, Onyebuchi A.

2010-01-01

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Teachers and Marine Education: A Survey.  

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

Milkent, Marlene M.; And Others

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Higher Education and Technology Integration into the Learning Environment: Results of a Survey of Teacher Preparation Faculty.  

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Faculty members (n=26) in an education personnel preparation program at a Southeastern university were surveyed regarding their modeling of technology use in their courses. Results indicated that faculty are: (1) incorporating software packages into the teaching of their subject areas; (2) using assistive technology (e.g., scanner, digital…

Tanguma, Jesus; Martin, Sylvia S.; Crawford, Caroline M.

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

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

Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

1989-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

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A Survey on Mathematical Proofs among Teachers  

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

Zhou, Chao; Bao, Jiansheng

2009-01-01

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

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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…

Griffin, David K.

2010-01-01

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

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|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…

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

2012-01-01

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

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

Dillon, Ken, Ed.

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Sensor survey results  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the summer of 2008, I created a sensor survey and sent it to the IEEE I&M Society, the Sensors and Transducers Journal, and Sensorsmag.com. Conservatively, the appeal to respond to the survey went out to more than 50,000 people. My goal was to better understand how sensors are used and how they might be used within 5 years time.

Kim Fowler

2009-01-01

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Results-Oriented Supervision (for Teachers).  

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|Results-Oriented Supervision (R.O.S.) is a system for teacher supervision that focuses more on instructional improvement than on teacher evaluation. The supervisor and the teacher join together to formulate teaching objectives. After a period of implementation, a postconference is held to assess and restate or renew objectives. In the school…

Katz, Stanley S.

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Telecourse Survey Results.  

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A survey of 278 students who completed at least one of six telecourses offered by Lane Community College (LCC) from Fall 1978 through Winter 1981 was conducted to determine: (1) background information on how students learned about the course, their reasons for enrolling and for selecting a telecourse rather than an on-campus course, and their LCC…

Aspinwall-Lamberts, Julie

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

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

Coopersmith, Jared

2009-01-01

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Selected Tables on Teacher Supply and Demand: 1987-88 and 1988-89. Schools and Staffing Survey. Teacher Followup Survey. E.D. TABS.  

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The 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey contain data that can be used to examine issues related to the need for teachers, sources of teacher supply, teacher turnover, teacher attrition, and teacher shortages. This report describes patterns in the sources of supply and the demand for teachers in terms…

Arnold, Carolyn L.; And Others

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Comparison of perceptions among rural versus nonrural secondary science teachers: A multistate survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 100-item survey was distributed to science teachers in eight states to determine characteristics of teachers, schools, programs, and perceived needs. Results from 1258 secondary science teachers indicate that they perceive the following to be among their greatest needs: (1) to motivate students to want to learn science; (2) to discover sources of free and inexpensive science materials; (3) to

William E. Baird; J. Preston Prather; Kevin D. Finson; J. Steve Oliver

1994-01-01

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

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

Wulfemeyer, K. Tim; And Others

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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

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"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…

MetLife, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

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Epistemological beliefs on teaching and learning: a survey among pre?service teachers in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

Personal epistemological beliefs influence one’s cognitive and metacognitive operations in a significant way. They also influence how teachers conceptualize teaching. It is therefore essential for teacher educators to understand the epistemological beliefs that pre?service teachers are holding to foster mature epistemological outlooks that could facilitate educational reforms. This study surveyed 537 Singapore pre?service teachers’ epistemological beliefs. The results indicate that

Ching Sing Chai; Myint Swe Khine; Timothy Teo

2006-01-01

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Risk Assessment and Geography Teachers: A Survey  

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

Parry, Gareth; Clarke, Linda

2004-01-01

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Risk Assessment and Geography Teachers: A Survey  

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

Parry, Gareth; Clarke, Linda

2004-01-01

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A Survey of Student Teachers' Library Media Skills: A Replication.  

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|This study investigated the current status of student teachers' library media skills. The primary objective of the study was to replicate a 1966 survey by the Knapp Foundation Project that examined student teachers' knowledge of library resources and services. Other objectives were to expand the population studied to include all teacher education…

Thurman, Glenda B.

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REPORTED VOICE DIFFICULTIES IN STUDENT TEACHERS: A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 trainee teachers at the end of their Postgraduate

Carol Fairfield; Brian Richards

2007-01-01

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

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

Shaw, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

How do students in training to be primary school teachers in Argentina and Israel understand the concept of energy? Do they hold correct scientific views that will enable them to instruct their future pupils accurately? Are there fundamental differences between students studying in these different populations? Students’ energy conceptions, expressed on a two-part written questionnaire, showed similarities and differences for

Ricardo Trumper; Andres Raviolo; Ana Maria Shnersch

2000-01-01

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A National Survey of Guided Reading Practices: What We Can Learn from Primary Teachers  

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|This study presents the results of a national survey of 1500 K-2 teachers describing understandings and practices related to guided reading. Results focused on five questions: What is the purpose of guided reading groups? What grouping techniques should be used? What texts should be used? How is instruction planned with and away from the teacher?…

Ford, Michael P.; Opitz, Michael F.

2008-01-01

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A National Survey of Guided Reading Practices: What We Can Learn from Primary Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents the results of a national survey of 1500 K–2 teachers describing understandings and practices related to guided reading. Results focused on five questions: What is the purpose of guided reading groups? What grouping techniques should be used? What texts should be used? How is instruction planned with and away from the teacher? And how are learners assessed

Michael P. Ford; Michael F. Opitz

2008-01-01

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Harassment in Workplace Among School Teachers: Development of Survey  

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

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

2008-01-01

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The Experience of New Teachers: Results from TALIS 2008  

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

Morgan, Anne-Marie

2012-01-01

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The Metropolitan Life Survey of the California Teacher, 1985  

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|In addition to being one of the largest states in the country, California is also known for innovation and change. Reform in California often presages change throughout the country. The views of California teachers are, therefore, of special Significance to policymakers. This survey examines the 1985 views of California teachers for…

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1985

1985-01-01

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Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey: Operationalising the 1997 NAEYC Guidelines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the psychometric properties of a revised measurement, the "Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey" (TBPS), devised for teachers of three- to five-year-old children. This measure was designed to reflect the concepts of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as presented in the revised 1997 National Association for the…

Kim, Kyung-Ran; Buchanan, T. K.

2009-01-01

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The Teachers' Reading Renaissance[R] Survey. Report.  

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|A study was conducted which surveyed nationwide Renaissance Model classroom teachers. According to responses received from 743 educators, the Reading Renaissance program is extremely beneficial to both students and teachers. Educators noted their students' improved reading habits, increased test scores in reading and all other subjects, improved…

School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.

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An Opinion Survey of Selected Ecuadorian Teachers of English  

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|During a teacher training seminar in Ecuador in 1973, a survey was conducted among the participants to gather information about attitudes toward Spanish dialects, about the criteria on which judgements are based, and about curriculum priorities. (KM)|

Bowen, J. Donald

1973-01-01

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The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 1998. Building Family-School Partnerships: Views of Teachers and Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1997 study followed up the Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher 1987: Strengthening Links Between Home and School, comparing current teacher and student opinions on parental involvement in education with those of teachers and parents in 1987. Teachers and students, grades 7-12, completed surveys on actual versus desired level of…

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

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Teachers' Job Satisfaction: Analyses of the Teacher Follow-Up Survey in the United States for 2000-2001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined teachers' satisfaction with various aspects of their job through multilevel analyses of national surveys conducted in the United States. The data came from the National Center for Education Statistics Schools and Staffing Survey for 1999-2000 and Teacher Follow-up Survey for 2000-2001. We found that teachers were least…

Liu, Xiaofeng Steven; Ramsey, Jase

2008-01-01

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Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results  

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... Future 2012 Survey Results Monitoring the Future 2012 Survey Results Email Facebook Twitter Text Description of Infographic Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th-graders conducted by ...

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Diffusion of Technology Innovation in the Preservice Social Studies Experience: Results of a National Survey  

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|This article presents and discusses in detail the results from a longitudinal study of social studies teacher educators about the diffusion of technology in social studies teacher education. Data were obtained from the third distribution of a national survey that explores the beliefs, practices, and efficacy of social studies teacher education…

Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Berson, Michael J.; Friedman, Adam M.; Porfeli, Erik J.

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 17th annual survey examined teacher and school administrator supply, employment opportunities, and differences by region and school district size. Questionnaires were sent to the Kansas Unified School District superintendents; nonrespondents were surveyed by telephone. Usable results came from all 304 school districts. For special educators,…

Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 18th annual survey examined teacher and school administrator supply, employment opportunities, and differences by region and school district size. Questionnaires were sent to the Kansas Unified School District superintendents; nonrespondents were surveyed by telephone. Usable results came from all 304 school districts. For special educators,…

Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.

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The American Teacher 1987. Strengthening Links between Home and School. The Metropolitan Life Survey.  

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A survey conducted in May and June of 1987 sought the opinions of parents and teachers on how they view one another's role and performance in the education of children. The survey also measured the extent to which they were in agreement or disagreement about ways to strengthen home-school links. The resulting data are based on interviews with…

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

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

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

Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

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Initial Blackbeard power survey results  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-06-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shaw, Cynthia

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Survey of women geoscientists: Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1100-member Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), an interdisciplinary professional development organization that is open to all in the geosciences, conducted a nationwide survey of geoscientists in late 1983. The survey was the first to examine the training, employment, and lifestyle of women in the geosciences. The questionnaire asked about education and current work situations, about experiences in combining personal life and career, and about attitudes on women's issues, political issues, and environmental issues.

Sancetta, Constance; Asher, Sigrid; Webel, Suzanne

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Perceptions of Girls and ADHD: Results From a National Survey  

PubMed Central

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

Quinn, Patricia; Wigal, Sharon

2004-01-01

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MedlinePlus Survey Results 2011  

MedlinePLUS

... Topics Drugs & Supplements Videos & Cool Tools ESPAÑOL MedlinePlus Survey Results 2011 To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. These survey results describe MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users. ...

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Office Workers Stress Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, Durham.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

2013-01-01

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Teachers' Evaluations of the Sustainability of Opportunity To Learn (OTL) Assessment Strategies. A National Survey of Classroom Teachers in Large Urban School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At present, there is a lack of information about how teacher-friendly or sustainable opportunity to learn (OTL) assessment strategies are when used in classrooms. This paper describes the results of a national survey of classroom teachers who teach in large urban school districts, districts that are members of the Council of Great City Schools.…

Stevens, Floraline I.; Wiltz, Laura; Bailey, Mona

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Illinois State Geological Survey: Teacher Resources for Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Angela Turner

2010-01-01

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Inclusion Classrooms and Teachers: A Survey of Current Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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National Survey of the Education of Teachers. Bulletin, 1933, No. 10. Volume V: Special Survey Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Seventy-first Congress authorized a survey of the education of teachers on a Nation-wide scope, conducted during the last 3 years. After the work of the survey was organized it was apparent that only a limited number of studies could be undertaken with the time and funds available. It was decided, therefore, to cooperate whenever possible…

Frazier, Benjamin W.; Betts, Gilbert L.; Greenleaf, Walter J.; Waples, Douglas; Dearborn, Ned H.; Carney, Mabel; Alexander, Thomas

1935-01-01

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Arbeitsblatter im Grundschulunterricht--Ergebnisse einer Umfrage unter Schulleitern und Lehrern aus vier Bundeslandern = Work Sheets in Primary Classrooms--Results of a Survey among Principals and Teachers in Four of the German Lander.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an outline of the general educational practice in German elementary school classrooms and its institutional frame factors. Gives the teachers' use of worksheets as an example. Presents results derived from a larger study seeking insights into the effectiveness of state regulations and restrictions concerning instructional media and…

Schumer, Gundel

1991-01-01

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Children's Misconceptions in Primary Science: a survey of teachers' views  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Young children hold naive theories about the world around them, but how do these mediate science learning in primary school? This paper considers the process of conceptual change and describes empirical studies into children's naive theories of physics concepts. The Representational Redescription model is invoked to explain how naive theories are a feature of conceptual change. Data are presented from a survey of 122 teachers of primary science in England. The teachers rated almost one-third of the topics sampled from the primary curriculum as being of above average difficulty for the children, particularly abstract concepts like electricity and forces. In addition, the teachers identified 130 misconceptions (such as 'Stones grow' or 'Taller people are older than shorter people') which children bring to the science class. These data provide a starting point for considering how children's naive theories may mediate their ability to learn and implications for science teaching are discussed.

Pine, Karen; Messer, David; St. John, Kate

2001-01-01

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A Profile of the Ideal Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents results of a survey of students and teachers that investigated whether white and black students prefer different characteristics in teachers and whether students' views of good teachers differed from teachers' views of good teachers. (JG)

Wright, Robert; Alley, Robert

1977-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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A NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY TO INVESTIGATE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT PREPARATION TO USING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mustafa KOC; Nesrin BAKIR

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

2012-01-01

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EMERGENT TEACHER LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE LOCAL CONTEXT: A SURVEY IN THE UMLAZI DISTRICT, KWAZULU-NATAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

While research into teacher leadership is well established in many countries, with a range of global trends, it is a relatively new area of research in South Africa. This paper reports on survey research into teachers' perceptions and experiences of teacher leadership. Quantitative data in the form of self- administered questionnaires were gathered from 396 teachers in a random sample

Jabulisiwe Khumalo; Callie Grant

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2008

2008-01-01

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Community College Survey of Student Engagement: 2012 Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-12-18

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What Will Classroom Teachers Do With Shared Research Results?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2005-12-01

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Statistical Literacy and Sample Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McAlevey, Lynn; Sullivan, Charles

2010-01-01

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Teachers and Aquatic Education--A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rakow, Steven J.

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The effect of teacher influence at school on first-year teacher attrition: A multilevel analysis of the Schools and Staffing Survey for 1999–2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studied the effect of perceived teacher influence over school policy on first-year teacher attrition. Data came from the National Center for Education Statistics' Schools and Staffing Survey 1999 – 2000 and Teacher Follow-up Survey 2000 – 2001. First-year teacher status and teacher influence over school policy were related to teachers' odds of leaving the teaching profession in a weighted hierarchical generalized linear

Xiaofeng Steven Liu

2007-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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The Teacher Evaluation Questionnaire and the Quantification of Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Melnyk, M.

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The American Teacher, 1993. Violence in America's Public Schools. Metropolitan Life Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of a series of studies on the concerns and aspirations of American teachers, this report illustrates the concerns of teachers, students, and law enforcement officers about the increasing violence and fears of violence in U.S. schools. The survey is based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 teachers from grades 3…

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

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The 1983 Survey of Mathematics and Science Teachers in the Fifty States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey instrument was sent to state departments of education requesting information on: (1) teacher preparation in science and mathematics education; (2) teacher availability in these areas; (3) secondary science and mathematics curricula; and (4) recommendations for alleviating any shortages of mathematics and science teachers. Responses from…

Yeotis, Catherine; Nickel, Kenneth

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waterfall, Clarence

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Effective Teacher Behaviors: A Survey of In-Service Special Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to generate a list of effective teacher behaviors for special education, a survey was taken of special education teachers (N=41). The teachers were asked to rank order 11 skill areas according to their relative importance in effective teaching and to utilize their knowledge and experience to specify effective performance behaviors in…

Ridley, Lucinda L.; Buehler, Ruth M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Akiba, Motoko

2012-01-01

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Results of a Master's degree program for high-school teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Starting in the summer of 1990, the Astronomy Department at the University of Arizona began a 3-year summer program for upgrading the skills of high-school and middle-school science teachers. The program granted Master's degrees in Astronomy to the 33 teachers that completed the program this past summer. The teachers received tuition waivers and stipends to cover living expenses. The funding came mostly from the National Science Foundation, but the University of Arizona cost-shared at the 15% level. About half of the teachers were from Arizona, and the rest came from out-of-state. Although minorities were encouraged to apply, we had few minority applicants, and there were no Afro-Americans and only one Hispanic in the program. The content of the courses was heavily slanted towards mathematics and the physical sciences. The math level went up to vector calculus and linear partial differential equations, and there was a heavy emphasis on physics and astrophysics. Astronomy turned out to be a good umbrella under which to strengthen the teachers' knowledge of the physical sciences. One of the weak points in the program was the pace at which we introduced new material to the teachers. The summer sessions were short and very intense, and the teachers often found themselves with insufficient time to digest the information. This was offset to some degree by the high rate of cooperative learning that the teachers exhibited. The program seems to have been a great success, and the teachers report that their higher level of understanding is very useful to them in the classroom, and the astronomy content provided an excellent source of new demonstrations and projects. We present the results of a final survey, in which we ask the teachers to summarize their thoughts about the program and its effectiveness.

Cocke, W. J.

1993-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Berry, Barnett; Fuller, Ed

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2010

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

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Geothermal industry employment: Survey results & analysis  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

2005-09-01

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Domestic Safeguards System Effectiveness Survey Results  

SciTech Connect

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

Coates, Cameron W [ORNL

2009-01-01

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Teachers' Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse: A Factorial Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated effects of characteristics of the case, the teacher, and the organizational setting on recognition and reporting of child abuse by 480 teachers. Teachers' responses to child abuse were relatively unbiased by either the extraneous characteristics of the perpetrator or victim, the responding teacher, or the school setting.…

O'Toole, Richard; Webster, Stephen W.; O'Toole, Anita W.; Lucal, Betsy

1999-01-01

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Status and results from the RAVE survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Siebert, A.

2012-12-01

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First results from the ALHAMBRA-Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the first results from the ALHAMBRA survey. ALHAMBRA will cover a\\u000arelatively wide area (4 square degrees) using a purposely-designed set of 20\\u000amedium-band filters, down to an homogeneous magnitude limit AB~25 in most of\\u000athem, adding also deep near-infrared imaging in JHK. To this aim we are using\\u000athe Calar Alto 3.5m telescope. A small area of

A. Fernandez-Soto; J. A. L. Aguerri; E. J. Alfaro; N. Benitez; T. Broadhurst; J. Cabrera-Caño; F. J. Castander; J. Cepa; M. Cerviño; D. Cristobal-Hornillos; R. M. Gonzalez Delgado; L. Infante; I. Marquez; V. J. Martinez; J. Masegosa; A. del Olmo; J. Perea; F. Prada; J. M. Quintana; S. F. Sanchez

2008-01-01

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First results from the ALHAMBRA-Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the first results from the ALHAMBRA survey. ALHAMBRA will cover a relatively wide area (4 square degrees) using a purposely-designed set of 20 medium-band filters, down to an homogeneous magnitude limit AB~25 in most of them, adding also deep near-infrared imaging in JHK. To this aim we are using the Calar Alto 3.5m telescope. A small area of the ALHAMBRA survey has already been observed through our complete filter set, and this allows for the first time to check all the steps of the survey, including the pipelines that have been designed for the project, the fulfilment of the data quality expectations, the calibration procedures, and the photometric redshift machinery for which ALHAMBRA has been optimised. We present here the basic results regarding the properties of the galaxy sample selected in a 15x15 square arcmin area of the ALHAMBRA-8 field, which includes approximately 10000 galaxies with precise photometric redshift measurements. In a first estimate, approximately 500 of them must be galaxies with z>2.

Fernández-Soto, A.; Alhambra-Survey Core Team

2007-09-01

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First Scientific Results from the ALHAMBRA: Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Fernández-Soto, A.

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Results of the first UNICOS security survey  

SciTech Connect

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

Christoph, G.G.

1992-06-01

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Results of the first UNICOS security survey  

SciTech Connect

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

Christoph, G.G.

1992-01-01

108

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents statistics on teachers' perspectives of issues related to safety, discipline, and drug use prevention in public elementary and secondary schools. A national sample of 1,350 public school teachers responded to questions concerning the e...

W. Mansfield D. Alexander E. Farris

1991-01-01

109

Documentation for the 2004-05 Teacher Follow-Up Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 largest, most extensive survey of kindergarten through 12th grade (K12) school districts, schools, teach...

D. M. Lyter R. Parmer S. Cox S. Tourkin T. Warner

2007-01-01

110

Teacher Education and Mentoring Program: Program Design and Research Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Teacher Education and Mentoring Program (TEAM) allows intern teachers who have not completed the required teacher education courses prior to employment as regular classroom teachers to have the support of master teachers, or mentors, while teaching with provisional certification. The internship is a closely supervised practicum with each…

Bey, Theresa M.; Hightower, Anne

111

[1998 environment survey--initial results].  

PubMed

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

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

1999-12-01

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koc, Mustafa; Bakir, Nesrin

2010-01-01

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

114

Preparing Teachers of Technology: A Response to Gagel's NAITTE Membership Survey Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this response to Charles Gagel's National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators (NAITTE) Membership Survey Report, the author states that the NAITTE of tomorrow cannot be the NAITTE of the past, as the organization is now feeling the effects of failing to change along with the field of teacher education. Of course, the…

Bjorkquist, David C.

2006-01-01

115

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

116

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Adult outcomes for students with disabilities continue to remain below their peers without disabilities, and such poor postsecondary outcomes may be due to special education teachers who are unprepared to plan and deliver effective transition services. This study examined the perceptions of 557 middle and high school special education teachers from 31 states. A transition competencies survey was developed to

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

2009-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Pagliaro, C.; Kritzer, K. L.

2005-01-01

118

A Survey of Teacher Supply and Demand Data Collection Systems in NASDTEC Central Region States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Central Region States of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) were surveyed in 1980 regarding their systems for collecting information and their information needs on teacher supply and demand. The 13 states involved were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,…

Roth, Robert A.

119

Effects of a tobacco control intervention for teachers in India: results of the bihar school teachers study.  

PubMed

Objectives. We assessed a school-based intervention designed to promote tobacco control among teachers in the Indian state of Bihar. Methods. We used a cluster-randomized design to test the intervention, which comprised educational efforts, tobacco control policies, and cessation support and was tailored to the local social context. In 2009 to 2011, we randomly selected 72 schools from participating school districts and randomly assigned them in blocks (rural or urban) to intervention or delayed-intervention control conditions. Results. Immediately after the intervention, the 30-day quit rate was 50% in the intervention and 15% in the control group (P?=?.001). At the 9-month postintervention survey, the adjusted 6-month quit rate was 19% in the intervention and 7% in the control group (P?=?.06). Among teachers employed for the entire academic year of the intervention, the adjusted 6-month abstinence rates were 20% and 5%, respectively, for the intervention and control groups (P?=?.04). Conclusions. These findings demonstrate the potent impact of an intervention that took advantage of social resources among teachers, who can serve as role models for tobacco control in their communities. PMID:24028234

Sorensen, Glorian; Pednekar, Mangesh S; Sinha, Dhirendra N; Stoddard, Anne M; Nagler, Eve; Aghi, Mira B; Lando, Harry A; Viswanath, Kasisomayajula; Pawar, Pratibha; Gupta, Prakash C

2013-09-12

120

Market survey results for alternate sensor communications  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-02-01

121

The ESSENCE Survey: First Cosmological Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report the first cosmological results from the ESSENCE project, a five-year supernova survey designed to constrain the physics of Dark Energy. During the first 3 years of operation at the Victor Blanco 4-m telescope on Cerro Tololo, ESSENCE has discovered and monitored 91 type Ia supernovae at redshifts between 0.1 and 0.8. We present briefly the photometric calibration of these data and the methodology used to estimate luminosity distances for these objects (for more detail, see posters by Pignata and Wood-Vasey). We present new constraints on w, the dark energy equation-of-state parameter, from the ESSENCE supernovae alone and in conjunction with other cosmological constraints. This work is partially supported by grant AST-0443378 from the US National Science Foundation.

Miknaitis, G.; ESSENCE Collaboration

2005-12-01

122

Emetophobia: preliminary results of an internet survey.  

PubMed

Through electronic mail, we surveyed members of an internet support group for emetophobia (fear of vomiting). Respondents were 50 women and 6 men with a mean age of 31 years. Results suggest that, for this sample, emetophobia is a disorder of early onset and chronic course, with highly persistent and intrusive symptoms. Emetophobia is implicated in social, home-marital, and occupational impairment and it causes significant constriction of leisure activities. Nearly half of women avoided or delayed becoming pregnant. About three quarters of respondents have eating rituals or significantly limit the foods they eat. Respondents describe other problems such as depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, compulsions, and frequent history of childhood separation anxiety. PMID:11668669

Lipsitz, J D; Fyer, A J; Paterniti, A; Klein, D F

2001-01-01

123

Telling Your Story Pilot Workshop Survey Results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Beginning Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results From the First Through Third Waves of the 2007-08 Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study. First Look.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

A. Kaiser F. Cross

2011-01-01

125

Middle School Risk Behavior 1995 Survey Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

126

Community Concerns Survey, 1977 (Analysis of Results).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of community concerns was administered to 674 households in Birmingham, Alabama. Survey questions focused on the costs of goods and services, crime, welfare and other social aid, local government, housing, education, police community relations, health, unemployment, and income. High costs of utilities, health care, and housing were of…

Birmingham Urban League, AL.

127

Yoga in Australia: Results of a national survey  

PubMed Central

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.

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

2012-01-01

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2005

2005-01-01

129

Results of the 1970 Microwave Oven Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

L. C. Seabron L. W. Coopersmith

1971-01-01

130

Integrating Results of Physician Practice Cost Surveys.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a feasibility assessment of integrating the 1988 Physicians' Practice Cost and Income Survey (1988 PPCIS) sponsored by the Health Care Financing Administration with the American Medical Association's (AMA) 1989 Socioeconomic Monitoring System (SMS...

J. E. Schneider M. L. Rosenbach M. Frankel

1992-01-01

131

A Survey of Assistive Technology and Teacher Preparation Programs for Individuals with Visual Impairments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to survey universities that have teacher-preparation programs for teaching students with visual impairments and deaf-blindness to determine how assistive technology training is integrated into the programs' curricula. The survey investigated how the knowledge of assistive technology is addressed (whether in specific…

Smith, Derrick W.; Kelley, Pat

2007-01-01

132

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MetLife, Inc., 2011

2011-01-01

133

OHIO FARMERS' CONSERVATION DECISIONS: 2004 SURVEY RESULTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY A survey of 1,500 Ohio farmers with $50,000 or more in sales from farming was conducted during March and April 2004 to assess farm environmental issues and programs. Responses numbered 613, with 525 usable for this analysis. Compared with the 2002 U.S. Census of Agriculture, respondents in our survey earned a larger share of gross farm income from grains

Wei Hua; Carl Zulauf; Brent Sohngen

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

2009-01-01

135

Secondary School Teachers' Opinions: Public and Private Schools. Survey Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Much of the extant literature on school climate has focused on elementary schools. Recently, efforts have been made to extend this work to secondary schools. In particular, Pallas (Teachers College Record, 1988) and Chubb and Moe (1988) have analyzed data...

M. M. McMillen

1988-01-01

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.

137

The Galactic Bulge Survey: Status and Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have initiated a survey that will image in X-rays, using the Chandra X-ray observatory, a substantial fraction of the Galactic Bulge by covering a pair of 6 x 1 square degrees centered at 1.5 degrees above and below the Galactic Center. We call this project the Galactic Bulge Survey (GBS). Thanks to a careful design, this survey optimizes the ability to characterize X-ray sources using optical follow-up. The GBS will provide the first homogeneous sample of bulge sources accessible for study at optical bands and it has the full potential of discovering hundreds of quiescent low-mass X-ray binaries. In this poster we present the current status and first resuts of the GBS.

Torres, Manuel; Jonker, P. G.; Bassa, C.; Hynes, R. I.; Nelemans, G.; Steeghs, D.

2010-02-01

138

Corporate wiki users: results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ann Majchrzak; Christian Wagner; Dave Yates

2006-01-01

139

Chronic prostatitis: Results ofan internet survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. Chronic prostatitis is a common diagnosis, but the etiology of this disease is unknown. We sought to catalog symptoms and etiologic factors for chronic prostatitis to gather epidemiologic data about the disease. We also sought to determine the feasibility of doing this using the Internet.Methods. A 54-question survey was designed and posted to several Internet newsgroups dealing withchronic prostatitis.

Richard B. Alexander; David Trissel

1996-01-01

140

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.

141

Characteristics of Schools, Districts, Teachers, Principals, and School Libraries in the United States, 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is the nation's most extensive sample survey of elementary and secondary schools and the teachers and administrators who staff them. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SASS has been con...

D. M. Lyter G. A. Strizek G. F. Orlofsky J. L. Pittsonberger K. E. Riordan

2006-01-01

142

Results from the 2008 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the results of the 2008 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey. This annual survey measures the percentage of drivers with commercial drivers licenses who test positive for controlled substances ...

M. A. Khan

2010-01-01

143

Attitudes Toward Organ Donation: A Survey on Iranian Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundOrgans from brain dead patients are the main source for transplantation. However, in most societies, including Iran, the family consent rate for organ donation is low necessitating improvements in public knowledge. Because teachers' knowledge has an important role to educate the next generations, this study assessed their knowledge and attitudes about brain death and organ donation.

H. R. Khoddami-Vishteh; F. Ghorbani; A. M. Ghasemi; S. Shafaghi; K. Najafizadeh

2011-01-01

144

Status of SLD Programs: Indications from a Teacher Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The status of programs serving students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) was investigated via questionnaires completed by 144 SLD teachers in Virginia. Findings raise serious questions concerning instructional intensity and scope in addition to procedural issues related to compliance with federal and state regulations. (Author)|

Houck, Cherry; Given, Barbara

1981-01-01

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roth, Robert A.

146

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2005-12-01

147

The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 2000: Are We Preparing Students for the 21st Century?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Metropolitan Life Survey of the American Teacher, 2000: Are We Preparing Students for the 21st Century?" examines teachers', students', and parents' views on where students are headed and how prepared they will be to reach their future goals. This report is part of an annual series of national surveys conducted since 1984 for MetLife by…

Axelrod, Anne; Markow, Dana

2000-01-01

148

Preliminary Results of the 1979 Doctorate Employment Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Preliminary results of the 1979 Doctorate Employment Survey, which is designed to assess the employment experiences of new doctorates in psychology, are briefly described. The survey focuses on employment status, employment settings, and salaries, and is the first survey designed to allow respondents to provide detailed information on their…

Stapp, Joy; Fulcher, Robert

149

Information Services Faculty/Staff Survey Results. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shields, Jennifer A.; Self, Charlotte C.

150

Getting Good Results from Survey Research: Part IV  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is the fourth contribution to a research methods series dedicated to getting "good results" from survey research. The intent of this article is to elaborate the selection and design decisions one must address when considering the use of a telephone survey as an alternative to the traditional postal survey that collects respondent…

McNamara, James F.

2005-01-01

151

Getting Good Results from Survey Research: Part IV  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is the fourth contribution to a research methods series dedicated to getting "good results" from survey research. The intent of this article is to elaborate the selection and design decisions one must address when considering the use of a telephone survey as an alternative to the traditional postal survey that collects respondent data…

McNamara, James F.

2005-01-01

152

Food hygiene education in UK primary schools: a nation-wide survey of teachers' views  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to show how a nation-wide survey of teachers investigated the teaching of food hygiene in primary schools. The survey determined which information sources were known and used by those responsible for teaching food hygiene. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Postal questionnaires were distributed to 3,806 primary schools throughout the UK (response rate 23 per cent).

Gill Bielby; Bernadette Egan; Anita Eves; Margaret Lumbers; Monique Raats; Martin Adams

2006-01-01

153

Class Visits of Supervisor/Diagnosticians: Special Education Survey Results, Fall 1982.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was undertaken to examine the roles of supervisor/diagnosticians in the Fort Worth Independent School District Special Education program. Special education classroom teachers were surveyed about time spent in the classrooms by supervisor/diagnosticians, objectives and effects of these visits, and teachers' perceptions of these visits.…

Tees, Sandra

154

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gejda, Linda Muggeo

155

Antecedent Developments in the Movement to Performance-Based Programs of Teacher Education: An Historical Survey of Concepts, Movements, and Practices Significant in the Development of Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study is an historical survey of philosophical concepts, movements, studies, reports, and practices selected as being significant for an understanding of the efforts to increase the quality of teacher education and the establishment of what has been designated as competency/performance based teacher education (CBTE) programs. Part one…

Saylor, J. Galen

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCowan, Richard J.; Mazalewski, Stanley

158

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kushner, Remigia; Helbling, Madonna

159

The American Teacher, 1984-1995, Metropolitan Life Survey. Old Problems, New Challenges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the past decade there have been considerable efforts to reform the American public school system. This survey, based on 15-minute telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,011 public school teachers in the United States, duplicates the sampling and interviewing process used in a similar study in 1984 and 1985. In…

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

160

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rina Hadass; Judith Bransky

1991-01-01

161

Student and teacher perceptions of school involvement and their effect on multicultural education: a Catalonian survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 social relationships. In this survey we explore the hidden attitudes of immigrant students and

Judith Oller; Ignasi Vila; Benjamin Zufiaurre

2011-01-01

162

Student and teacher perceptions of school involvement and their effect on multicultural education: a Catalonian survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 social relationships. In this survey we explore the hidden attitudes of immigrant students and

Judith Oller; Ignasi Vila; Benjamin Zufiaurre

2012-01-01

163

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

164

Beginning English Teacher Attrition, Mobility, and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although much research on teacher attrition and mobility exists, few researchers have addressed English teachers specifically. The present authors, using the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the Teacher Follow-Up Survey (TFS; National Center for Education Statistics, 2005) examined individual and school characteristics and mentoring and induction activities that affect beginning English teachers' attrition, mobility, and retention. The results

Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn; Lisa Scherff

2008-01-01

165

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

166

Classroom Teachers' Perceptions about Inclusion and Preservice Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

167

A Cross-Cultural Survey of Students' Expectations of Foreign Language Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates university students' expectations of foreign language teachers cross-culturally. Japanese, American, and Chinese college students chose five important qualities in a teacher from a list. Results indicate that students of all groups placed importance on some qualities, and that Japanese and Chinese students had some similar…

Banno, Eri

2003-01-01

168

Irrigation customer survey procedures and results: Detailed analysis  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1987-08-01

169

Results of the 1983 Rhode Island Physician Smoking Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the newsletter is to report the results of the 1983 Rhode Island physician smoking survey. The survey format allowed for a detailed analysis of physician smoking patterns based on sex, age, and medical specialty. Physician smoking rates wil...

1986-01-01

170

Is road rage increasing? Results of a repeated survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

171

Results from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Results from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey, which monitored health risk behaviors among U.S. college undergraduates via mailed surveys, indicate that many students' behaviors increase their likelihood of experiencing adverse health outcomes. Particularly high risks for college students include alcohol abuse, tobacco use,…

Douglas, Kathy A.; Collins, Janet L.; Warren, Charles; Kann, Laura; Gold, Robert; Clayton, Sonia; Ross, James G.; Kolbe, Lloyd J.

1997-01-01

172

Results from the First World-Wide Web User Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James E. Pitkow; Mimi Recker

1994-01-01

173

A National Survey of Teachers on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi: Access, Retention in Therapy and Survival  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundHIV\\/AIDS is having a devastating effect on the education sector in sub-Saharan Africa. A national survey was conducted in all public sector and private sector facilities in Malawi providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to determine the uptake of ART by teachers and their outcomes while on treatment.Methodology\\/Principal FindingsA retrospective cohort study was carried out based on patient follow-up records from ART

Simon D. Makombe; Andreas Jahn; Hannock Tweya; Stuart Chuka; Joseph Kwong-Leung Yu; Mindy Hochgesang; John Aberle-Grasse; Lameck Thambo; Erik J. Schouten; Kelita Kamoto; Anthony D. Harries; Srikanth Tripathy

2007-01-01

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Binns, Katherine; Markow, Dana

1999-01-01

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Frank; Cornman, Stephen

2008-01-01

177

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stapleton, Paul

2011-01-01

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stapleton, Paul

2011-01-01

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

180

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2001-01-01

181

Results of a radioactive waste course for high school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A week-long three-credit graduate-level course was taught in the summer of 1991 for high school science and social science teachers. Instruction was at the layperson's level, and no prior knowledge was presumed. The objectives of the course were to present factual information about radioactive waste, measure recipient's changes in perception about this topic, and measure the effect of the course

S. E. Binney; B. Dodd; J. C. Ringle

1992-01-01

182

Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey: Initial Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1995-01-01

183

How to get the best results from well surveying data  

SciTech Connect

The author discusses the various methods for converting raw data from individual survey points into meaningful results representing the entire wellbore. Tangential and minimum curvature methods, and their benefits and limitations, are discussed, as well as other important topics such as problems in near-vertical wells and how to use a back-calculation algorithm to convert rectangular coordinates (from inertial-based survey tools) to conventional depth, inclination and azimuth. Numerous illustrative figures and equations are included.

Thorogood, J.L.

1986-04-01

184

First Results from the ELAIS Deep X-ray Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the epoch of spheroid formation in massive galaxies is believed to correspond to the growth of active nuclei, probing the population of obscured AGN at high redshift is a particularly important capability of deep Chandra and XMM surveys. We present first results of the ELAIS/SCUBA Chandra survey, including optical and IR spectroscopic identifications, and explote the constraints these data place on models of the XRB requiring a vast population of heavily obscured AGN.

Johnson, O.; Almaini, O.; Lawrence, A.; Manners, J.; Dunlop, J.; Mann, B.; Perez Fournon, I.; Gonzales Solares, E.; Willott, C.; Oliver, S.; Rowan-Robinson, M.; Serjeant, S.; Ciliegi, P.; McMahon, R.

2002-01-01

185

A Survey of Recent Results in Networked Control Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. P. Hespanha; Payam Naghshtabrizi; Yonggang Xu

2007-01-01

186

Paleontological Survey: South Portion of Chaco Planning Unit, New Mexico. Volume I. Literature Survey and Field Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Volume I contains the results of a literature survey and field survey of the occurrences of fossil plants, invertebrates and vertebrates within a portion of the Bureau of Land Management's Chaco Planning Unit in New Mexico. This planning unit is located a...

K. W. Flessa

1981-01-01

187

Teacher Stress and Coping Strategies: A National Snapshot  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richards, Jan

2012-01-01

188

Initial results of the 2011 Geoid Slope Validation Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Smith, D. A.

2011-12-01

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

190

Does initial teacher education make a difference? The impact of teacher preparation on student teachers’ attitudes towards educational inclusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Edward M. Sosu; Peter Mtika

2010-01-01

191

Snapshots of Public Schools in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet analyzes information obtained from the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). The SASS is a set of integrated questionnaires that collect information about schools and the staff who work in them. The survey asks for information from a random sample of schools, their principals, a subset of the teachers in each school, and public-school…

Kwon, Jin; Alt, Martha Naomi; Henke, Robin R.

192

Teachers' Attitudes about Reward Systems in the Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study investigates teacher's attitudes about rewards in the classroom. A sample of elementary teachers was surveyed to examine how rewards were used with their students. Teacher's attitudes about rewards were also measured. Results indicated that all teachers in the sample use some kind of reward in their classroom. The majority of teachers thought that rewards can help increase

Jessica Drexler

2010-01-01

193

Accuracy of Teachers' Self-reports on their Postsecondary Education: Teacher Transcript Study, Schools and Staffing Survey. Working Paper Series.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study is a methodological study designed to determine the best method for obtaining information on teachers' backgrounds. Specifically, two alternative research methodologies will be compared: the collection of teachers' self-reports of their academi...

B. Chaney

1993-01-01

194

Teachers' Beliefs about Pedagogy and Related Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Snider, Vicki E.; Roehl, Rebecca

2007-01-01

195

National Surface Water Survey, National Stream Survey. Phase 1. Pilot survey, summary of quality-assurance data results  

SciTech Connect

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 was established in support of the objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of the quality-assurance program, several types of quality-assurance and quality-control samples were collected and analyzed during a pilot survey that was conducted prior to the initiation of National Stream Survey Phase I field activities. The report presents a statistical analysis of results obtained for field duplicate samples, blank samples, and audit samples used in the pilot survey. The results show that even overall estimated within-batch precision was adequate to meet the analytical data quality objectives established for the National Stream Survey and that detection limit goals were achieved at the contract analytical laboratories. The observed system decision limits and system detection limits, however, must be considered in interpreting the pilot study data and data from future surveys that employ similar sampling, processing, and analytical methods.

Drouse, S.K.

1987-12-01

196

Results of a National Survey on Technology in Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Leonard, Michael J.

2004-01-01

197

FRAXA and FRAXE: the results of a five year survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the results of a five year survey of FRAXA and FRAXE mutations among boys aged 5 to 18 with special educational needs (SEN) related to learning disability. We tested their mothers using the X chromosome not transmitted to the son as a control chromosome, and the X chromosome inherited by the son to provide information on stability of

Sheila A Youings; Anna Murray; Nick Dennis; Sarah Ennis; Catherine Lewis; Nicky McKechnie; Michelle Pound; Andrea Sharrock; Patricia Jacobs

2000-01-01

198

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...

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Exploratory visualization software for reporting environmental survey results.  

PubMed

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

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

2001-08-01

200

Can Teachers Lead Teachers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The numbers are in, and they are not rosy. According to the "Schools and Staffing Survey," 64,954 public schools reported vacancies during the 2003-04 school year. Projections suggest teacher attrition rates will continue to soar, while student enrollments climb. American schools have an urgent challenge: the retention of teachers. Teachers can do…

Mihans, Richard

2009-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grieve, Ann MacDonald

2010-01-01

202

THE LUPUS TRANSIT SURVEY FOR HOT JUPITERS: RESULTS AND LESSONS  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-05-15

203

The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey: status and first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present recent results from the Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS). NGVS is a CFHT MegaCam large program to observe the Virgo Cluster from its core to virial radius, for a total coverage of 104 square degrees. The survey is performing deep imaging (10 sigma detection for point sources of 25.9 mag in the g-band) in five band-passes (u*,g',r',i',z') and will reach a depth never attained before in optical studies of the Virgo cluster. The program's main scientific objectives are: the characterization of the faint-end of the galaxy luminosity function, the characterization of galaxy scaling relations from low to high masses, the cluster/intracluster medium/galaxy connection, the role of environmental effects in galaxy evolution,and the fossil record of star formation and chemical enrichment in dense environments. Numerous ancillary projects --- from a survey of the Galactic halo to a cosmic shear measurement of the matter power spectrum on large scales --- are also under way. We present the status of the survey and multi--wavelength projects, and results on recently detected high--redshift galaxy clusters.

Mei, S.; Ferrarese, L.; Boselli, A.; Boissier, S.; Bournaud, F.; Cuillandre, J. C.; Duc, P.-A.; Ferrière, E.; Gavazzi, R.; Gwyn, S. D. J.; Hudelot, P.; Ilbert, O.; Lançon, A.; Huertas-Company, M.; Mellier, Y.; Milkeraitis, M.; Muñoz, R.; Puzia, T. H.; van Waerbeke, L.; Vollmer, B.; Woods, D.; Balkowski, C.; Balogh, M. L.; Ball, N.; Blakeslee, J. P.; Carignan, C.; Carlberg, R. G.; Chapman, S. G.; Côté, P.; Courteau, S.; Davidge, T. J.; Demers, S.; Durrell, P. R.; Erben, T.; Emsellem, E.; Gavazzi, G.; Hoekstra, H.; Jordán, A.; Kavelaars, J. J.; MacArthur, L.; McConnachie, A. W.; McLaughlin, D.; Mihos, J. C.; Peng, C.; Peng, E. W.; Sawicki, M.; Schade, D.; Simard, L.; Taylor, J. E.; Tonry, J. L.; Tully, R. B.; van Driel, W.; Wilson, C. D.

2011-12-01

204

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

205

Perspectives: Mentoring New Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Lee, Michelle H.

2008-07-01

206

A Landscape View of Technology Integration in Florida's High School Mathematics Classes: The Mathematics Teacher Technology Usage Survey (MT-TUS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive research study was designed to investigate the relationship between the personal characteristics of high school mathematics teachers and the frequency of technology use in their classes, while describing the strategies high school mathematics teachers utilize to integrate technology into their curriculum as the hindrances or obstacles to their technology use was examined. The Mathematics Teacher Technology Usage Survey

Matthew Charles Robinson

2007-01-01

207

A survey of spinal cord injuries resulting from sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

We surveyed 35 patients who had been admitted to the Hakone National Hospital with a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting from sports accidents, from 1975 to 1991. There were 32 males and three females. Thirty-one patients (88.6%) under the age of 30 had been injured. The most common sport was swimming (51.4%), followed by gymnastics (22.8%). The most common

T Noguchi

1994-01-01

208

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

SciTech Connect

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.

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

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Learning Together: Advancing the Training of Preservice Teachers While Training Mentor Teachers to Lead  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study summarizes the results of a survey conducted by university faculty to improve the secondary teacher education program at a public university in the southeast. The survey's primary objectives were to identify areas of needed improvement among student teachers and to identify areas in which supervising teachers desired additional training…

Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson

2012-01-01

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Learning Together: Advancing the Training of Preservice Teachers While Training Mentor Teachers to Lead  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study summarizes the results of a survey conducted by university faculty to improve the secondary teacher education program at a public university in the southeast. The survey's primary objectives were to identify areas of needed improvement among student teachers and to identify areas in which supervising teachers desired additional…

Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson

2012-01-01

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

212

Glaucoma management in Sweden - results from a nationwide survey  

PubMed Central

Purpose: To report the results from a nationwide survey on glaucoma management in Sweden, performed as a part of an Open Angle Glaucoma project conducted by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment 2004–2008. Methods: In 2005, a survey was distributed to all providers of glaucoma care in Sweden: public eye departments, public outpatient departments and private practices. The questionnaire included questions on number of examined patients, types of examinations during one defined week, internal organization and access to diagnostic equipment. The questionnaire was endorsed by the Swedish Ophthalmological Society. Reminders were sent out to nonresponders. Results: Response rate was high; 97% (33/34) of eye departments, 85% (39/46) of outpatient departments and 55% (69/125) of private practices. Out of 29 282 visits in ophthalmic care during the study week, 7737 (26%) were related to glaucoma. Diagnostic equipment was generally available; all public eye facilities and 92% of private practices had at least one computerized perimeter, while equipment for fundus photography/imaging was available at 100% of eye departments, 82% of outpatient departments and 62% of private practices. The number of visual field tests and fundus images was rather low. Survey results indicate that patients on the average underwent bilateral field testing every 2nd year and fundus imaging every 8th year. Conclusion: Glaucoma care generated about a quarter of all patient visits in Swedish ophthalmic care. Access to diagnostic facilities was good. To meet modern standards of glaucoma care, glaucoma damage must be measured and followed more closely than at the time of the survey.

Linden, Christina; Bengtsson, Boel; Alm, Albert; Calissendorff, Berit; Eckerlund, Ingemar; Heijl, Anders

2013-01-01

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RApid Temporal Survey (RATS) - I. Overview and first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the aim and first results of the RApid Temporal Survey (RATS) made using the Wide Field Camera on the Isaac Newton Telescope. Our initial survey covers 3 square degrees, reaches a depth of V~ 22.5 and is sensitive to variations on time-scales as short as 2 min: this is a new parameter space. Each field was observed for over 2 h in white light, with 12 fields being observed in total. Our initial analysis finds 45 targets which show significant variations. Around half of these systems show quasi-sinusoidal variations: we believe they are contact or short period binaries. We find four systems which show variations on a time-scale less than 1h. The shortest period system has a period of 374s. We find two systems which show a total eclipse. Further photometric and spectroscopic observations are required to fully identify the nature of these systems. We outline our future plans and objectives.

Ramsay, Gavin; Hakala, Pasi

2005-06-01

214

The Herschel M33 Extended Survey: first results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The "Herschel M33 Extended Survey" (HERM33ES) studies the nearby, metal poor galaxy M33. Messier 33 is ideal for gaining a comprehensive view onto the physical and chemical processes that drive the evolution of the interstellar medium and star formation on galactic scales. At a distance of 840 kpc and an inclination of 56 degrees of its relatively undisturbed disk, M33 is the ideal target for a coherent Herschel imaging and spectroscopic survey at sufficient spatial and velocity resolution. We present first results of the HERM33ES open time key program. Herschel dust emission maps at 100 to 500 micron combined with shorter wavelength Spitzer maps measure the dust physics and mass over the entire galaxy. Spectroscopy of the important interstellar cooling lines [CII], [OI], [NII] at selected positions in M33 provide first insights on the energy balance and evolution of the dense, star forming interstellar medium.

Bertoldi, Frank; Kramer, C.; Xilouris, E.; Boquien, M.; Tabatabaei, F.; HERM33ES Consortium

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Results of the BETS Survey of the CC Cryostat  

SciTech Connect

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

Luther, R.D.; /Fermilab

1988-01-07

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Education for Citizenship: A Bicentennial Survey. Results Manual for Replicating the Citizenship Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, a supplement to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) kit "Education for Citizenship: a Bicentennial Survey" (ED 135 705), provides question-by-question results for the national sample of 13- and 17-year-old students tested. After presenting a brief summary of the background, the introduction describes the purpose of…

Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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ChaMPlane Survey Results Towards the Galactic Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the Chandra Multi-wavelength Plane Survey (ChaMPlane) results towards the Galactic center. ChaMPlane is designed to survey the point X-ray sources discovered by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in the galactic plane in order to constrain the X-ray binary population in the Galaxy. This multi-wavelength survey includes the data from the Chandra archive, as well as the optical and infrared images and spectroscopy. The Galactic Center is the dynamic center of thousands X-ray sources due to its high concentration of CVs, LMXBs and HMXBs. Therefore it is the most intensely studied region of the ChaMPlane survey. Analysis of a partial set of the all the Chandra deep observations (14 obsids with a total 750ks exposure time) with ACIS-I revealed 2876 X-ray point sources within 8 arcmin of SgrA* in energy band 0.3-8.0keV. About 300 of them are detected in soft band (0.5-2.0keV) and so are in the foreground (distance < 3kpc); over 2000 are detected in hard band (2.0-8.0keV). So far we have found optical counterparts for 6 CVs in the Galactic Center foreground region. Combining our optical and nIR identification, spectral classification and X-ray quantile analysis we present the results on the classification, estimated NH and distance of the stellar objects responsible for the detected X-ray sources in the foreground of the Galactic Center region.

Zhao, Ping; Grindlay, J.; Hong, J.; van den Berg, M.; Servillat, M.; Allen, B.

2011-09-01

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Radon in Irish schools: the results of a national survey.  

PubMed

This paper presents the results of a survey of radon concentrations in Irish primary and post-primary schools. The objective of this survey was to assess the distribution of radon in Irish schools and to identify those requiring remedial work to reduce radon exposure to children and staff. All primary and post-primary schools were invited to participate in the survey. Indoor radon concentrations were measured during the academic year using integrating passive alpha track-etch detectors with a measurement period from three to nine months. The survey was carried out on a phased basis from 1998 to 2004 and is one of the most comprehensive of its kind undertaken in Europe. Measurements were completed in 38 531 ground floor classrooms and offices in 3826 schools, representing over 95% of the approximate 4000 primary and post-primary schools in Ireland. Of these, 984 schools had radon concentrations greater than 200 Bq m(-3) in 3028 rooms and 329 schools had radon concentrations in excess of 400 Bq m(-3) in 800 rooms. The average radon concentration in schools was 93 Bq m(-3). This results in an annual average effective dose to an Irish child from exposure to radon of 0.3 mSv per year, assuming that the long-term radon concentration is equal to the radon concentration present during the working hours and that the annual average occupancy is 1000 h per year. A programme of remediation of schools with radon concentrations above 200 Bq m(-3) has been put in place. PMID:16522946

Synnott, H; Hanley, O; Fenton, D; Colgan, P A

2006-03-07

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FIRST RESULTS FROM THE CATALINA REAL-TIME TRANSIENT SURVEY  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-05-01

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The Impact of a Dynamic Approach to Professional Development on Teacher Instruction and Student Learning: Results from an Experimental Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper argues that Educational Effectiveness Research (EER) should establish closer links with research on teacher professional development. A dynamic integrated approach (DIA) to teacher professional development is proposed. The methods and results of a study comparing the impact of the DIA and the Holistic Approach (HA) to teacher

Antoniou, Panayiotis; Kyriakides, Leonidas

2011-01-01

222

Coupled Interpretation of Geoelectrical Surveying Results in Environmental Site Investigations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

223

Results From the TICO-CAVA Land Seismic Refraction Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-12-01

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Different interest group views of fuels treatments: survey results from ...  

Treesearch

Uncontrolled Keywords: attitudes, group differences, Sierra Nevada, social ... Conservation Service, teachers, and high school or undergraduate students. ... of the public and little work has been done assessing the views of groups who may  ...

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Results of adrenal surgery. Data of a Spanish National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Given the availability of laparoscopy and the rising detection of incidentalomas, indications for adrenalectomy may be changing.\\u000a The Endocrine Surgery Section of the Spanish Association of Surgeons designed a survey to assess its indications, techniques,\\u000a and results in Spanish Surgical Departments.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Collected data included hospital and department type, yearly hospital volume of procedures; location studies and preoperative\\u000a preparation performed, indications,

Jesús María Villar; Pablo Moreno; Joaquín Ortega; Elisabeth Bollo; César Pablo Ramírez; Nuria Muñoz; Cristina Martínez; Eduardo Domínguez-Adame; Juan Sancho; José Miguel del Pino; José Manuel Couselo; Ana Carrión; Marifé Candel; Nieves Cáceres; José María Octavio; Francisco Mateo; Lourdes Galán; José Manuel Ramia; Javier Aguiló; Francisco Herrera

2010-01-01

226

Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Outcomes for Typically Developing Children Enrolled in Integrated Early Childhood ProgramsA Statewide Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

We conducted a survey of 125 parents and 95 teachers currently involved in programs integrating children with disabilities into regular preschool and kindergarten classes. In contrast to the predominance of earlier research on mainstreaming and social integration which has focused mainly on children with disabilities, the focus of this study was on outcomes of this arrangement for typically developing children.

CHARLES A. PECK; PATRICIA CARLSON; EDWIN HELMSTETTER

1992-01-01

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

228

Preschoolers with Complex Health-Care Needs: A Survey of Early Childhood Special Education Teachers in Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of a survey of 234 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers in Virginia found that ECSE staff conducted gastrostomy feedings and/or catheterizations, that nurses provided care for tracheostomies and mechanical ventilation, and that 38% of school systems (mostly urban and suburban) had written policies concerning preschoolers with…

Lowman, Dianne Koontz

1993-01-01

229

Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction. Final Results from a Randomized Controlled Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

High teacher turnover and inadequate teacher preparation represent challenges for education policymakers. High turnover among teachers in urban school districts can hurt student achievement by exposing more students to inexperienced teachers (Darling-Hamm...

A. Johnson E. Isenberg M. Ali M. Bleeker M. Grider M. Jacobus S. Dolfin S. Glazerman

2010-01-01

230

Constraints on cosmological models from the IRAS QDOT survey results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Park, Changbom

1991-12-01

231

Results of the PERI survey of SciDAC applications  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

232

Results of YLS Survey on Specialization/Relicensing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey of readers of Barrister Magazine shows substantial support among those young lawyers for programs to recognize legal specialities and programs for relicensing lawyers. Lawyers responding to the survey valued specialization both as a means for pro...

M. A. Peterson

1976-01-01

233

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at Beverly Harbor, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in may 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to the harbor and neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil and biological samples for radionuclide analyses.

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

1992-08-01

234

South Carolina Appalachian Region Health Manpower Survey Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey of public and private health care employees in a six-county region of Appalachia in South Carolina is reported. The employees were surveyed by mail between June and September of 1972. The counties surveyed included Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville,...

1972-01-01

235

The Swift/BAT High-Latitude Survey: First Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present preliminary results from the first 3 months of the Swift Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) high Galactic latitude survey in the 14-195 keV band. The survey reaches a flux of ~10-11 ergs cm-2 s-1 and has ~2.7 arcmin (90% confidence) positional uncertainties for the faintest sources. This represents the most sensitive survey to date in this energy band. These data confirm the conjectures that a high-energy-selected active galactic nucleus (AGN) sample would have very different properties from those selected in other bands and that it represents a ``true'' sample of the AGN population. We have identified 86% of the 66 high-latitude sources. Twelve are Galactic-type sources, and 44 can be identified with previously known AGNs. All but five of the AGNs have archival X-ray spectra, enabling us to estimate the line-of-sight column densities and other spectral properties. Both of the z>0.11 objects are blazars. The median redshift of the others (excluding radio-loud objects) is 0.012. We find that the column density distribution of these AGNs is bimodal, with 64% of the nonblazar sources having column densities NH>=1022 cm-2. None of the sources with logLX>43.5 (cgs units) show high column densities, and very few of the lower LX sources have low column densities. Based on these data, we expect the final BAT catalog to have >200 AGNs and reach fluxes of less than ~10-11 ergs cm-2 s-1 over the entire sky.

Markwardt, C. B.; Tueller, J.; Skinner, G. K.; Gehrels, N.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Mushotzky, R. F.

2005-11-01

236

A Bathymetric Survey of Lake Toba, Indonesia: Further Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

237

Physician use of IT: results from the Deloitte Research Survey.  

PubMed

The authors analyzed 1,200 physician responses to a Deloitte Research/Fulcrum Analytics survey of office-based physician use of the Internet and other information technology (IT). Overall, the results suggest that 40 to 50 percent of all respondents are using, or are ready to use, IT for substantial clinical care. However, time and liability concerns about patient e-mail were pervasive across all IT user categories. The results also indicate that some public/private policies aimed at increasing physician IT use for clinical management should be tailored to specific segments of the physician IT user spectrum, rather than using a "one-size-fits-all" policy approach. PMID:14971083

Miller, Robert H; Hillman, John M; Given, Ruth S

2004-01-01

238

Mapping Vesta: First Results from Dawn's Survey Orbit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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°.

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

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ChaMPlane Survey Results for the Galactic Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Galactic Center is the dynamic crater of thousands X-ray sources due to its high concentration of CVs, LMXBs and HMXBs. Therefore it's the most intensely studied region of the Chandra Multiwavelength Plane (ChaMPlane) survey. The Chandra X-ray Observatory deep observations (14 obsids with a total 750ks exposure time) with ACIS-I revealed 2876 X-ray point sources within 8 arcmin of SgrA* in energy band 0.3 - 8.0 keV. About 300 of them are detected in soft band (0.5 - 2.0 keV); over 2000 are detected in hard band (2.0 - 8.0 keV). As ChaMPlane survey program, we conducted deep optical (V, R, I and H? bands) and IR (J, H, K bands) follow-ups to identifying their counterparts, and optical spectroscopic follow-ups on identified counterparts for spectral classification. So far we have found 6 CVs in the Galactic Center region. Combining our optical identification, spectral classification and X-ray quartile analysis (see Hong et al.), we present the results on the classification, estimated NH and distance of the stellar objects responsible for the detected X-ray emissions towards the Galactic Center.

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

2009-01-01

240

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-10-11

241

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

2002-01-01

242

Results from the Survey of ESA Science Archives  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-10-01

243

THE BRIGHTEST OF REIONIZING GALAXIES SURVEY: DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-02-01

244

Partners in Process: How Museum Educators and Classroom Teachers Can Create Outstanding Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collaborative processes by nature are not neat and tidy; and if mismanaged, they can lead to chaos rather than creative productivity. However, when a museum and a group of teachers establish a respectful peer community that maximizes all the members talents, truly impactful teaching and learning result. This article analyzes the "Great Chicago…

Moisan, Heidi

2009-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van Klinken, Eduarda

2010-01-01

246

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

247

Effects of testing conditions on conceptual survey results  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2008-09-22

248

EFL Foreign Teacher Stress in Korea: Causes and Coping Mechanisms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brundage, Gregory C.

2007-01-01

249

Y2K Survey Results: Counties, Cities, School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Petro, Jim

250

Results of the 2004 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. We examined worksite health promotion programs, policies, and services to monitor the achievement of the Healthy People 2010 worksite-related goal of 75% of worksites offering a comprehensive worksite health promotion program. Methods. We conducted a nationally representative, cross-sectional telephone survey of worksite health promotion programs stratified by worksite size and in- dustry type. Techniques appropriate for analyzing complex surveys

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

251

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

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

1995-01-01

252

Report on the Results of the 1999 Staff Institutional Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the findings of the Staff Institutional Survey distributed to Hawaii's Kapi'olani Community College (KCC) staff in February 1999. This survey requested biographical information and data related to the following six categories: Facilities and Equipment, Leadership and Support, Personnel Policies, Professional Development…

Abou-Sayf, Frank

253

Pediatric Powered Wheelchairs: Results of a National Survey of Providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Paula Guerette; Donita Tefft; Jan Furumasu

2005-01-01

254

Risk Perception of Prescription Drugs: Results of a National Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Understanding drug risk perceptions is a prerequisite for designing better communication materials for patients and the public and, ultimately, for ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products. The present survey of US residents replicates and extends earlier surveys in Sweden and Canada that were designed to describe the public's perceptions of risk and benefit from the use of

Paul Slovic; Ellen Peters; John Grana; Susan Berger; Gretchen S. Dieck

2007-01-01

255

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

K. Moran; S. Holt; S. Grilli

2005-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pei, Wang; Guoli, Zhang

2007-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Al Khatib, Jamal M.

2007-01-01

258

Switching health insurance plans: results from a health survey.  

PubMed

The study is designed to provide an informal summary of what is known about consumer switching of health insurance plans and to contribute to knowledge about what motivates consumers who choose to switch health plans. Do consumers switch plans largely on the basis of critical reflection and assessment of information about the quality, and price? The literature suggests that switching is complicated, not always possible, and often overwhelming to consumers. Price does not always determine choice. Quality is very hard for consumers to understand. Results from a random sample survey (n = 2791) of the Alkmaar region of the Netherlands are reported here. They suggest that rather than embracing the opportunity to be active critical consumers, individuals are more likely to avoid this role by handing this activity off to a group purchasing organization. There is little evidence that consumers switch plans on the basis of critical reflection and assessment of information about quality and price. The new data reported here confirm the importance of a group purchasing organizations. In a free-market-health insurance system confidence in purchasing groups may be more important for health insurance choice than health informatics. This is not what policy makers expected and might result a less efficient health insurance market system. PMID:20640891

Lako, Christiaan J; Rosenau, Pauline; Daw, Chris

2011-12-01

259

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008-09 Principal Follow-up Survey. First Look.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

While the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted surveys of attrition and mobility among school teachers for two decades, little was known about similar movements among school principals. In order to inform discussions and decisions...

D. Battle K. Gruber

2010-01-01

260

Determinants of Teacher Popularity and Unpopularity: A West Indian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study surveyed 226 secondary school students in Barbados to assess student expectations of what a teacher should be and should do. Results are discussed in terms of implications for teacher education. (MT)|

Payne, Monica A.

1987-01-01

261

The Arecibo Zone of Avoidance Survey: First Results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Arecibo L-Band Feed Array Zone of Avoidance Survey (ALFA ZOA) searches for neutral hydrogen gas in galaxies behind the Milky Way. Observations are complete for the shallow portion of the survey and the catalog of detections has been compiled. Many of these detections are new discoveries and some of these are within several megaparsecs of the Local Group. I will present the ALFA ZOA catalog and first analysis and give an update on the status of the rest of the survey. This work was supported by the New Mexico Space Grant and the Cornell University - Arecibo Observatory Predoctoral Fellowship.

McIntyre, Travis P.; Minchin, R.; Henning, P.

2012-01-01

262

Recruitment in anaesthesia: results of two national surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two national surveys were conducted in order to understand better the dynamics of anaesthesia recruitment. The first survey\\u000a documented undergraduate anaesthesia curricula in Canadian medical schools. Also documented was the number of students from\\u000a each school entering anaesthesia at the first-year postgraduate level (PGY1) in 1993; the number was then correlated with\\u000a the undergraduate anaesthesia exposure in that school. Although

Homer Yang; Kristine Wilson-Yang; Karen Raymer

1994-01-01

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Survey Results of Pain Treatments in Adults with Cerebral Palsy  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

264

FRAXA and FRAXE: the results of a five year survey.  

PubMed

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

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

2000-06-01

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Asthma control, cost and race: results from a national survey.  

PubMed

Abstract Objective: Although interventions have been shown to alleviate symptoms in most patients suffering from asthma, only one-third of asthma patients have disease that is well-controlled. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether partly and uncontrolled asthmas are associated with increased costs for asthma-related healthcare utilization compared to well-controlled asthma and to determine whether these associations differed across racial groups. Methods: We classified respondents from the Asthma Insights and Management survey into those with well-, partly and uncontrolled asthma and compared utilization of healthcare services and costs among these groups, as well as between whites and non-whites. Results: Respondents categorized as having asthma that was not well-controlled reported lower income levels, higher rates of unemployment and more trouble paying for healthcare; similar results were found in analyses stratified by race. Patients whose asthma was partly or uncontrolled had greater use of asthma-related medications and medical services compared to patients whose asthma was well-controlled. Total unadjusted and adjusted costs were greater in patients whose asthma was classified as partly and uncontrolled. Similar results were found in analyses stratified on race. Across all levels of asthma control, non-whites had higher rates of utilization of emergency rooms and urgent care facilities and had greater rates of hospitalizations compared to whites. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that patients with asthma that is not well-controlled utilized more healthcare resources and had greater medical costs, despite lacking of health insurance which may suggest less access to care. PMID:23638955

Gold, Laura S; Yeung, Kai; Smith, Nancy; Allen-Ramey, Felicia C; Nathan, Robert A; Sullivan, Sean D

2013-06-12

266

Tracheotomy-Related Catastrophic Events: Results of a National Survey  

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

267

New results from Galactic ISM surveys: The frothy ISM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The past 10 years have seen a resurgence in studies of the Milky Way's interstellar medium (ISM) driven by new surveys of the Galactic plane at wavelengths from 4 microns to 20 cm. These surveys, which include the H I International Galactic Plane Survey, the Spitzer GLIMPSE and MIPSGAL surveys, the recently commenced Herschel HI-GAL survey, and several surveys of CO J = 1-0, are allowing us to trace the evolution of the ISM on scales of parsecs and sub-parsecs from warm and diffuse through to cold, dusty molecular gas. Together with hydrodynamical simulations of ever-increasing sophistication our understanding of the ISM in the disk of the Milky Way has evolved from the 1970's simplistic models of cold clouds surrounded by warm gas to a complex mixture of phases intertwined and interconnected, whose cooling is driven by colliding flows. Here I focus on the ``frothy" ISM, where structure and evolution is impacted by bubbles, shells and supershells. I discuss the role of these objects in cooling, the formation of molecules and even the transfer of matter out of the disk of the Galaxy.

McClure-Griffiths, N. M.

2012-06-01

268

Preliminary Comparative Results: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Comparative results are provided for the items and patient safety culture dimensions on the AHRQ Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture to allow medical offices to compare their survey results against the results from 470 medical offices. This nu...

2010-01-01

269

Preliminary Comparative Results: Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preliminary comparative results are provided for the items and safety culture dimensions on the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture to allow nursing homes to compare their survey results against the results from 40 nursing homes that partic...

2008-01-01

270

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

271

Servant of Two Masters? Comparing Results from Matched Employer and Graduate Surveys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the design and results of a paired sample survey of 226 graduates and 110 of their employers in one professional area at a university. This study was designed to explore the usefulness of a method of data collection for paired surveys and the potential benefits of surveying both graduates and employers. Survey development and…

Csete, Josephine M.; Davies, Hilary

272

The CFEPS Kuiper Belt Survey: Strategy and presurvey results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

273

Medical Pluralism among American Women: Results of a National Survey  

PubMed Central

Abstract Background Medical pluralism can be defined as the employment of more than one medical system or the use of both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for health and illness. American women use a variety of health services and practices for women's health conditions, yet no national study has specifically characterized women's medical pluralism. Our objective was to describe medical pluralism among American women. Methods A nationally representative telephone survey of 808 women ?18 years of age was conducted in 2001. Cross-sectional observations of the use of 11 CAM domains and the use of an additional domain—spirituality, religion, or prayer for health—during the past year are reported. Women's health conditions, treatments used, reasons for use, and disclosure to conventional physicians are described, along with predictors of CAM use. Results Over half (53%) of respondents used CAM for health conditions, especially for those involving chronic pain. The majority of women disclosed such practices at clinical encounters with conventional providers. Biologically based CAM therapies, such as nutritional supplements and herbs, were commonly used with prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals for health conditions. Conclusions Medical pluralism is common among women and should be accepted as a cultural norm. Although disclosure rates of CAM use to conventional providers were higher than in previous population-based studies, disclosure should be increased, especially for women who are pregnant and those with heart disease and cancer. The health risks and benefits of polypharmacy should be addressed at multiple levels of the public health system.

Chao, Maria; Kronenberg, Fredi; Cushman, Linda; Kalmuss, Debra

2008-01-01

274

System reliability worth assessment at a midwest utility - survey results for residential customers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the overall results of a residential customer survey conducted in service areas of MidAmerican Energy Company, a midwest utility. A similar survey was conducted concurrently in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors and the survey results are presented in a companion paper. The results of this study are compared with the results of other studies performed in

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

2004-01-01

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System reliability worth assessment at a midwest utility—survey results for residential customers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the overall results of a residential customer survey conducted in service areas of MidAmerican Energy Company, a Midwest utility. A similar survey was conducted concurrently in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors and the survey results are presented in a companion paper. The results of this study are compared with the results of other studies performed in

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

2005-01-01

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Medicaid waiver personal care services: results of a statewide survey.  

PubMed

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

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

2008-01-01

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[Study on the safety and efficacy of sitafloxacin--results of the use-results survey].  

PubMed

Sitafloxacin (STFX, Gracevit 50 mg, fine granules 10%), a new quinolone antibacterial agent, was approved in January 2008, and the use-results survey was performed for 2 years from December 2008 to November 2010. In total, 3558 case cards were collected from 287 medical institutions and 3331 cases were subjected to a safety evaluation and 3225 were subjected to an efficacy evaluation. Incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) was 4.44% (148/3331 cases). Major ADRs were diarrhea (55 cases) and hepatic function disorders (39 cases), and the incidences were 1.65% and 1.17%, respectively. Serious ADRs were observed in 5 cases (7 episodes); gastrointestinal haemorrhage, hepatic function abnormal, white blood cell count decreased, drug eruption, hypoglycemia, pneumonia, and superinfection in one case each. Efficacy rate was 92.9% (2997/3225 patients) in total with a range of 91.4 to 97.8% by type of infection such as respiratory tract and urinary tract. Eradication rate of indicated strains was 91.5% (808/883 strains) including Gram-positive bacteria at 92.3% (310/336 strains), Gram-negative bacteria at 90.7% (458/505 strains), anaerobes at 100.0% (28/28 strains) and atypical bacteria at 85.7% (12/14 strains). In conclusion, this use-results survey confirmed that STFX is a useful antibacterial agent with no serious problems in its safety profile and efficacy rates of over 90% against all infections. PMID:22428215

Matsumoto, Takuyuki; Uchino, Kazuhiro; Yamaguchi, Hiroki; Yoshida, Sanae; Takahashi, Megumi; Kodama, Hiroko; Hamajima, Satoko; Yonemochi, Rie; Fujita, Sachiko; Takita, Atsushi; Yamanouchi, Naoki; Suzuki, Tadamichi; Shiozawa, Tomoo; Yamaguchi, Fumie

2011-10-01

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Department of Defense Education Activity, 2009

2009-01-01

279

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011

2011-01-01

280

Education and Outreach Needs Assessment Survey Results (PDF)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

281

Results of the Navy Telework and Technology Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In October 2008, a sample of active component Navy personnel was invited to participate in a survey to gather their attitudes towards teleworking and their use of a variety of technologies that might be used to telework, including personal computers, soci...

E. M. Clewis Z. A. Uriell

2012-01-01

282

Results of a Textbook Survey Given in Introductory Astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Textbooks are required for virtually all college science courses taught around the country, but whether students use them and find them valuable is not clear. In order to get a better idea about what the students thought of the textbook and how they spent their time using it, an anonymous survey was taken by 305 (out of 400) students enrolled

Shannon Willoughby

2007-01-01

283

Trip Staff Training Practices: Survey and Discussion Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zwaagstra, Lynn

284

Nainital-Cape Survey. II. Null results (Joshi+, 2006)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the Nainital-Cape Survey, high-speed photometric observations of Ap and Am star candidates are carried out from ARIES (Manora Peak, Nainital) using a three-channel fast photometer attached to the ARIES 104-cm Sampurnanand telescope. (1 data file).

Joshi, S.; Mary, D. L.; Martinez, P.; Kurtz, D. W.; Girish, V.; Seetha, S.; Sagar, R.; Ashoka, B. N.

2007-02-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cersosimo, Robert J.

1989-01-01

286

Results of the Student Satisfaction Survey Conducted in Spring 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beachler, Judith A.

2004-01-01

287

Results of the 2010 Survey on Teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

288

Results of the 2010 Survey on Teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

289

Development and Results of CORA DWAN Website Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A CORA committee has been struck to revamp the CORA DWAN website (http://ord.mil.ca). An online survey was developed and administered to all CORA employees on their website usage, what they like and do not like about the website, and what new features the...

S. Desai

2006-01-01

290

Ripley Geoglyph Complex: Results of an Intensive Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A primary goal of the study was to document the density and diversity of cultural features other than the geoglyphs to establish a more complete understanding of the cultural environment related to the Ripley geoglyphs. The survey documented 147 field loc...

J. Holmlund

1993-01-01

291

Development of the Reasonable Accommodation Factor Survey: Results and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

292

Firm Size and the Business Environment: Worldwide Survey Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of the small and medium enterprise sector is believed to be crucial for economic growth and poverty alleviation. Those who seek to develop the sector must consent with the general perception that small- and medium-scale enterprises are at a disadvantage compared with larger firms. This paper draws on a new private sector survey covering 80 countries and one

Mirjam Schiffer; Beatrice Weder

2001-01-01

293

Results of a Textbook Survey Given in Introductory Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Willoughby, Shannon

2007-05-01

294

Results of the Massachusetts Methylene Chloride End-Users Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of Massachusetts companies reporting use of methylene chloride between 1995 and 1999 was conducted to assess the status of industrial use of the chemical in 2000. Methylene chloride has had wide use in industry although it has been identified as potentially hazardous to exposed workers and the environment. New and tightened occupational and environmental regulations taking effect in

Cora R. Roelofs; Michael J. Ellenbecker

2003-01-01

295

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling: Results From the National WIC Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this studywas to examine breastfeeding peer counseling within the context of the organizational structure of state and local Supplemental Nutrition Program forWomen, Infants and Children (WIC) agencies. The National WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Survey was distributed to a convenience sample of state WIC breastfeeding coordinators and breastfeeding project coordinators and to a sample of local agency WIC

Yvonne Bronner; Tanyka Barber; Judy Vogelhut; Amy Kovar Resnik

2001-01-01

296

ETHICAL ISSUES FOR INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS: SURVEY RESULTS AND SUGGESTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

All members of the New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) were surveyed to determine their observations of unethical behavior, their perceptions of causes of ethical misconduct, and their reaction to methods of preventing unethical behavior. A total of 26.3% usable responses were received. At least one observation of deliberate overstatement of positive and understatement of negative

Laura A. Goldberg; Michael R. Greenberg

1993-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cersosimo, Robert J.

1989-01-01

298

Results Of The 2003 Wyoming Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

299

A Survey of Academic Library Reference Service Practices: Preliminary Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper portrays typical job profiles of academic reference librarians developed from a survey of 367 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. They present a variety of information about the position, including duties, work schedules, perquisites, work loads, promotion criteria, and status in relation to the teaching faculty. In addition, the profiles contain information about the institutions and libraries served

Nancy J. Emmick; Luella B. Davis

1984-01-01

300

2006 B100 Quality Survey Results: Milestone Report  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-05-01

301

Successes in African Agriculture: Results of an Expert Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using primary data from a survey of expert opinion, this paper identifies key successes emerging in African agriculture. Among these, major commodity-specific successes identified include breakthroughs in maize breeding across Africa, sustained gains in cassava breeding and successful combat of its disease and pests, control of the rinderpest livestock disease, booming horticultural and flower exports in East and Southern Africa

Steven Haggblade

2004-01-01

302

Cultural Fluency: Results from a UK and Irish Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Randlesome, Collin; Myers, Andrew

1997-01-01

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilley, J. Wade; Dietz, Thomas

304

Characterizing Strong Geoscience Departments: Results of a National Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Richardson, R. M.

2005-12-01

305

South Dakota High School Biology Teachers & the Teaching of Evolution & Creationism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are the results of a survey of biology teachers. Results are compared to surveys of Ohio and Kentucky. Suggestions to improve the coverage of evolution are included. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (CW)

Tatina, Robert

1989-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Saito, Kazuya; van Poeteren, Kim

2012-01-01

307

Experiences and Results from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Teacher at Sea Program, Expedition 301  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The IODP US implementing organization began a Teacher at Sea Program (TASP) during Expedition 301 to the eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The main scientific objectives of this expedition were to establish borehole observatories as part of a series of multidisciplinary experiments that will help evaluate the hydrogeologic properties of the oceanic crust, including the distribution of fluid pathways within an active hydrothermal system as well as the linkages between fluid circulation, alteration, and microbiological processes. The goals of the U.S. sponsored IODP TASP were to provide the participant with seagoing research experiences, working side-by-side with scientists, using current state-of-the-art approaches to solve scientific problems pertinent to this expedition, and gaining first-hand knowledge of the results of seagoing science. In addition, the participating teacher will use these experiences for translating scientific results into useful teaching resources, such as expedition information materials and help disseminating these resources into classrooms across the country. During IODP Expedition 301, the participating teacher spent 2 months working with shipboard scientists in processing core data and learning the different techniques used for the shipboard laboratory analyses. Several laboratory briefs targeted for middle to high school student audiences were developed during the cruise including the microbiology, chemistry, paleomagnetics, and physical properties laboratories and educational classroom activities are currently being developed. In addition, other laboratory briefs and educational activities for the underway geophysics, core, downhole measurements, and paleontology laboratories are being developed as part of the post-expedition curriculum development initiatives. The teacher also kept a daily journal detailing life at sea experiences as well as all the science and operational developments that took place during the expedition. The journal entries can be found at http://iodp.ldeo.columbia.edu/EDU/TAS/. Interaction with other middle school and high school educators while at sea was successful via a conference call where experiences and general daily operations were shared.

Rice, J.; Iturrino, G. J.; Klaus, A.

2004-12-01

308

Malaria transmission in Libreville: results of a one year survey  

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

309

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

PubMed Central

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

2010-01-01

310

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

311

The CJF Survey - First Results on Superluminal Motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Caltech-Jodrell Bank flat-spectrum (CJF) sample is a complete flux-density-limited sample of 293 flat-spectrum sources. It integrates existing VLBI survey observations (Pearson & Readhead 1988; Polatidis et al. 1995; Taylor et al. 1994) into a large, homogeneous database for statistical studies of a broad range of astrophysical and cosmological issues; e.g. the combination of the apparent superluminal motion distribution in

S. Britzen; R. C. Vermeulen; G. B. Taylor; T. J. Pearson; A. C. S. Readhead; P. N. Wilkinson; I. W. Browne

1999-01-01

312

Therapeutic equivalency of generic antiepileptic drugs: results of a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrew N. Wilner

2004-01-01

313

Ten Ways that Culture Affects Negotiating Style: Some Survey Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 310 persons of different nationalities and occupations asked respondents to rate their negotiating styles with respect to ten factors involved in the negotiation process. These factors included a preference for: a written contract in contrast to relationship-building as a negotiating goal; an integrative (win-win) as opposed to a distributive (win-lose) bar- gaining approach; and high rather than

Jeswald W. Salacuse

1998-01-01

314

Library services for people with disabilities: results of a survey.  

PubMed Central

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, has had a significant impact on the way many institutions, including libraries, do business. The Association of Research Libraries surveyed its members in 1991 to determine the effect of this legislation, and the author conducted a similar survey in 1995 to learn what progress academic health sciences libraries have made in serving the needs of people with disablities. A questionnaire was mailed to 131 members of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors. Nearly three-quarters of respondents reported elimination of physical barriers. The most common services provided are retrieval of materials from the stacks and photocopy assistance. Much less attention has been paid to the use of adaptive technology that allows disabled users to search a library's online catalog and databases; special technology is often provided by another unit on campus but there seems to be little coordination with library services Few libraries have assigned responsibility for disability services to a specific staff member and even fewer have done a formal assessment of the need for special services. The issues identified by the survey should challenge academic health sciences libraries to examine their status regarding compliance with ADA legislation.

Nelson, P P

1996-01-01

315

Library services for people with disabilities: results of a survey.  

PubMed

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, has had a significant impact on the way many institutions, including libraries, do business. The Association of Research Libraries surveyed its members in 1991 to determine the effect of this legislation, and the author conducted a similar survey in 1995 to learn what progress academic health sciences libraries have made in serving the needs of people with disablities. A questionnaire was mailed to 131 members of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors. Nearly three-quarters of respondents reported elimination of physical barriers. The most common services provided are retrieval of materials from the stacks and photocopy assistance. Much less attention has been paid to the use of adaptive technology that allows disabled users to search a library's online catalog and databases; special technology is often provided by another unit on campus but there seems to be little coordination with library services Few libraries have assigned responsibility for disability services to a specific staff member and even fewer have done a formal assessment of the need for special services. The issues identified by the survey should challenge academic health sciences libraries to examine their status regarding compliance with ADA legislation. PMID:8883988

Nelson, P P

1996-07-01

316

Survey of Mentored Teachers: Continuing Effects after First-Year Mentoring Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine how first-year mentoring activities would benefit second-year teachers who continue to participate in a structured mentoring program after having completed a first-year mentoring program. Sixty-nine potential participants were contacted about participating in this study. The population included teachers

McKenzie, Sherry A.

2010-01-01

317

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Walugembe, Frederick

2009-01-01

318

Beginning Reading Materials: A National Survey of Primary Teachers' Reported Uses and Beliefs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the opinions of more than 300 primary teachers. The first pur- pose of the study was to investigate the reported frequency with which teachers used various beginning reading materials (e.g., literature, basals, workbooks, predictable text, leveled text, decodable text, and vocabulary-controlled text). The second pur- pose of the study was to inspect how instructional purposes, state text

Heidi Anne; E. Mesmer

319

A Survey of Teachers’ Utilization of Media in Elementary Schools in Jordan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the status of instructional media equipment and material utilzation by teachers in elementary schools in the governate of Karak. The study concludes that teachers do not use much instructional media in their teaching because of the lack of (a) availability of instructional media, (b) prior training, and (c) appropriate facilities in schools.

1988-01-01

320

A survey of teacher satisfaction, dissatisfaction, morale and retention in an English local education authority  

Microsoft Academic Search

he supply and retention of teachers continue to present challenges for the UK government in its drive to raise standards and attainment in schools. The number of entrants to secondary undergraduate and postgrad- uate courses of initial teacher training in 1996-97 was 15 per cent below the government's target, and in 1998-99 the shortfall increased to 24 per cent (Whitehead

Christopher Rhodes; Alan Nevill; Jo Allan

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

322

Early Childhood Sexual Development and Sex Education: A Survey of Attitudes of Nursery School Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Administered a questionnaire with closed and open questions on sexual development and sex education to 284 experienced preschool teachers in Greece. Findings indicated that the teachers feel that sexual development constitutes an important aspect of children's personality, and that sex education should start at an early age. (EV)

Kakavoulis, Alexandros

1998-01-01

323

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alexandros Kakavoulis

1998-01-01

324

Influences of Curriculum Reform in Primary Mathematics: A Survey of Instructional Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the influence of curriculum reform on teachers' perceived instructional practices. There were 584 elementary mathematic teachers surveyed, including 390 teachers who implemented the reform-based curriculum and 194 teachers who applied the conventional curriculum. The results showed that the teachers who used the…

Li, Xiaoqing; Ni, Yu-jing; Li, Qiong; Tsoi, Wingling Ruth

2012-01-01

325

The ISAE Market Services Survey: Methodological Upgrading, Survey Reliability, First Empirical Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the E.U. Harmonised project, ISAE has been carrying out the quarterly services survey for Italy, since 1992, on a panel of about 1,000 business firms operating in the service sector. On E.U. suggestion, since the first quarter of 1998, the survey has been based on an updated sample, so as to enlarge the sectoral and information coverage. Starting from

Bianca Maria Martelli; Gaia Rocchetti

2006-01-01

326

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-07-15

327

Mathematics Teachers' Views about Teaching as a Profession: Final Results of a Four-Year Longitudinal Study. A Report from the Urban Mathematics Collaborative Documentation Project. Program Report 91-4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports the results of a 4-year longitudinal study of approximately 600 urban mathematics teachers who were surveyed to ascertain their attitudes regarding certain attributes of the profession of mathematics teaching, specifically: the use of the professional organization as a major referent, the belief in service to the public, the…

Middleton, James A.; And Others

328

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James D. Wright

1981-01-01

329

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

SciTech Connect

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

E.N. Bailey

2009-03-18

330

West Coast Open Access Groundfish and Salmon Troller Survey: Protocol and Results for 2005 and 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This technical memorandum describes the fielding protocols and empirical results from an economic cost earnings survey of the West Coast open access groundfish and salmon troller fleets. The survey was conducted by the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monito...

C. E. Lian

2012-01-01

331

Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale criteria survey results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-05-01

332

Results of the 2012 AORN salary and compensation survey.  

PubMed

AORN conducted its 10th annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June 2012. 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 between the 2012 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, also are examined. Additional analyses explore the effect of the current economic downturn on the perioperative work environment. PMID:23178008

Bacon, Donald R

2012-12-01

333

Results of the 2011 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey.  

PubMed

AORN conducted its ninth annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June and July 2011. 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 between the 2011 data and data from previous years are presented. The effects of other forms of compensation, such as on-call compensation, overtime, bonuses, and shift differentials, on base compensation rates also are examined. Additional analyses explore the effect of the current economic downturn on the perioperative work environment. PMID:22118200

Bacon, Donald

2011-12-01

334

Health risk factors among the Amish: results of a survey.  

PubMed

The Amish are a unique societal subgroup deliberately setting themselves apart from the modern world through religious beliefs and practices. Few reports and no systematic studies have been conducted on Amish health behaviors. A representative sample of 400 Amish adults residing in Holmes County, Ohio, were interviewed using the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS). For comparison, a representative sample of 773 non-Amish adults responded to the same survey through telephone interviews. Prevalence of self-reported hypertension was lower among Amish than non-Amish, obesity was greater among Amish than non-Amish women but similar among men, and stress responses were more prevalent among Amish than non-Amish. While some differences between groups could be influenced by response biases, many are supported by less systematic observations of Old Order Amish societies. Patterns of health behavior reflect characteristics of Amish culture and may be responsible for certain favorable mortality rates among the Amish population. Need for cultural sensitivity is evident in health promotion program design and implementation. PMID:2347695

Fuchs, J A; Levinson, R M; Stoddard, R R; Mullet, M E; Jones, D H

1990-01-01

335

Results from the Viper Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1999-05-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Belogolovsky, Elena; Somech, Anit

2010-01-01

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Smith, Elizabeth Ettema; Guthrie, James W.

2009-01-01

338

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the effects of professional development on teachers’ instruction. Using a purposefully selected sample of about 207 teachers in 30 schools, in 10 districts in five states, we examine features of teachers’ professional development and its effects on changing teaching practice in mathematics and science from 1996–1999. We found that professional development focused on specific instructional practices increases

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

2002-01-01

339

Change in Teachers' Verbal Classroom Behavior Resulting From an In-Service Program in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated was an inservice training program in elementary school science (grades 1, 2, and 3) designed to increase teachers' achievement of relevant performance skills. Attainment criteria were (1) a change in the teachers' verbal classroom behavior, and (2) an increase in the teachers' scientific knowledge and understanding of science. A…

Coffey, Warren Chester

340

String-survey results from the CHECKPRO exercise  

SciTech Connect

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

Wright, B.L.

1994-08-01

341

Joint effort results in first infrared survey of Kamchatka volcanoes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists from the United States and the former Soviet Union (FSU) have performed a joint airborne infrared imaging survey of active volcanoes on the remote and politically sensitive Kamchatka Peninsula. The temperature map of Bezymyanny Volcano (Figure 1), revealing slow lava dome growth and collapse on the northwestern slope, shows the excellent quality of the images. The collaborative effort, which yielded thermal infrared multispectral scanner (TIMS) images of some of the 29 active volcanoes of the Eastern Range of the Kamchatka Peninsula (see Figure 2) provided new information on the ages, extent, and morphologies of volcanic deposits and quantitative data on thermal flux for active volcanoes and geothermal areas throughout the volcanic range. These data also provided a baseline against which changes caused by future eruptions can be gauged.

Pieri, D. C.; Khrenov, A. P.; Miller, T. P.; Zharinov, S. E.; Realmuto, V.; Abrams, M.; Glaze, L. S.; Kahle, A. B.; Drozhnin, V.; Dvigalo, V.; Kirianov, V.; Abbott, E.; Chernobieff, S.

342

Specialized Prisons and Services: Results From a National Survey  

PubMed Central

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

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

2008-01-01

343

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

SciTech Connect

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

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1992-05-28

344

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-07-21

345

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-02-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

PELLEY, ALBERT L.; SCHMITT, MARSHALL L.

347

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas F. Cash; Patricia E. Henry

1995-01-01

348

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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%

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

2007-01-01

349

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

350

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

351

Preliminary results of microearthquake survey, Northern Adak Island, Alaska  

SciTech Connect

Nine MEQ-800 portable seismic systems were emplaced and recordings taken during the 30 day period between September 5 to October 4, 1982. During this interval 190 events were correlated on two or more stations by Mincomp. Twenty four of these, seen on four or more stations and considered to be local in origin, yielded, according to Mincomp, reasonable hypocenters and origin times using a homogeneous earth model having a velocity of 5 km/sec. A plot of these hypocenters showed much of the microearthquake activity recorded during the survey to be located beneath Mt. Adagdak. This is different from the events located by the Butler and Keller (1974) microearthquake survey which placed hypocenters beneath the sea in Andrew Bay north and northwest of Mt. Adagdak. Butler and Keller did project a fault plane to the surface which would project southwest through Mt. Adagdak and Andrew Bay Volcano. ESL hypocenter locations using the layered earth model show many of the identified events to occur on the northeast corner of the island at focal depths of 8-10 km. It is not obvious that the observed events are related to a single active fault. If so, the fault must be at a low dip angle as shown by the least-squares-fit to the data on Figure 3. Alternatively, the majority of the events occurring within a fairly restrictive range of focal depths may be more indicative of a magma chamber and the movement of magma. Further interpretation of the microearthquake data obtained during 1982 is, however, outside the scope of this report. The relatively small error ellipses for hypocenter locations, compared to the distribution of hypocenters shown on Plates V and VI lead us to question the validity of the projection of all hypocenters to define a single fault location and orientation. It is apparent that two or more structures could be indicated by the present data and that these structures intersect near the north end of Adak island. The occurrence of most events in a narrow depth range would lead to considerable error in projecting a single fault plane to its surface intersection.

Mackelprang, Claron E.

1982-01-01

352

The Gaia spectrophotometric standard stars survey - I. Preliminary results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-11-01

353

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Vollmer, Michael

2007-11-01

354

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 9 and 11 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan, a beta-gamma scan of paved areas, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionucldie concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-05-01

355

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

356

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

357

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 5 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Site Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

358

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

359

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

360

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 9 Porter Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

361

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

362

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

363

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

364

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

365

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 13 Congress Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan, a beta-gamma scan of paved areas, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

366

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 19 Wellman Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The Purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan, a beta-gamma scan of paved areas, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Site Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-07-01

367

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

368

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-08-01

369

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 5 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines.

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

1992-08-01

370

NSTA Conducts Nuclear Energy Survey for AIF  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Science Teacher, 1972

1972-01-01

371

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

372

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-05-01

373

Survey of Domestic Fresh Produce: Interim Results (June 30 ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... The stated objective was to collect 125 samples of each of the following commodities: cantaloupe, celery, cilantro, green onions, loose-leaf lettuce ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation

374

CTD/eCTD Quality: FDA Survey Results  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... the mind set is to just put in everything, because they are unable to "weed" out what is truly necessary. Take Home Points ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/developmentapprovalprocess

375

Food Recalls/Outbreaks – Focus Group Results and Survey ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... 9. Email , or 10. Other internet sites such as blogs, Facebook, Myspace, twitter? ... 10. Other internet sites such as blogs, Facebook, Myspace, twitter? ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

376

Survey Data on Acrylamide in Food: Total Diet Study Results  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... FDA studies of acrylamide levels in food are part of ... in Food Products Sampled for the 2003 Total Diet Study. ... 123, Cucumber, peeled, raw, ND, ND, X, ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/chemicalcontaminants

377

Reporting Results in Obesity Surgery: Evaluation of a Limited Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Perhaps the most difficult problem in evaluating results of obesity surgery is the lack of standards for comparison,\\u000a and the absence of consensus among professionals in definitions, classifications, and standard systems for reporting results,\\u000a particularly in the analysis of successes and failures. Methods: Evaluation of the answers to a questionnaire submitted to\\u000a 22 surgeons activity involved in the treatment

Horacio E. Oria

1996-01-01

378

Cataract blindness in Turkmenistan: results of a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

380

Quasi-elastic reactions: a survey on recent results  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2010-04-30

381

Iterative learning control - A survey and new results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Learning control is an iterative approach to the problem of improving transient behavior for processes that are repetitive in nature. Some results on iterative learning control are presented. A complete review of the literature is given first. Then, a general formulation of the problem is given. Next, a complete analysis of the learning control problem for the case of linear,

Kevin L. Moore; Mohammed Dahleh; S. P. Bhattacharyya

1992-01-01

382

Controlling the Internet: a survey and some new results  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past, significant progress has been made in the mathematical modelling of congestion control and congestion feedback mechanisms in the Internet. The resulting models have proved to be very useful in improving existing control and feedback mechanisms, and to make them scalable to networks that operate at very high speeds. Tools from convex optimization, control theory and stochastic processes

Shao Liu; Tamer Basar; R. Srikant

2003-01-01

383

Preliminary results of field survey, 2002 PNG earthquake at Wewak  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on field observations taken in the immediate aftermath of the PNG earthquake of 08 Sept. 2002 (09 Sept. local time). This event occurred about 100 km ESE along the coast from the location of the 1998 tsunami disaster. The 2002 event had a significantly larger magnitude (7.4), but triggered a much more benign tsunami. Fortunately, it resulted in

H. Davies

2002-01-01

384

Effects of Testing Conditions on Conceptual Survey Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

385

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this quantitative investigation was to describe the extent to which secondary science teachers, who were certified through Connecticut's BEST portfolio assessment process between 1997 and 2004 and had taught secondary science during the past academic year, reported practicing the indicators of inquiry-based instruction in the classroom and the factors that they perceived facilitated, obstructed, or informed that

Linda Muggeo Gejda

2006-01-01

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hack, Lisa; Smey, Sue

1997-01-01

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oller, Judith; Vila, Ignasi; Zufiaurre, Benjamin

2012-01-01

388

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

2012-07-01

389

Possibilities and Challenges in Mobile Learning for K-12 Teachers: A Pilot Retrospective Survey Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many K-12 schools in the United States are now taking advantage of the ubiquitous presence of technology and deploying mobile devices in classrooms. Compounded with the necessity to meet the needs of today's students, who are growing and learning in the 21st century, teachers now face unique challenges and opportunities in adjusting their teaching in such a rapid changing time.

Meng-Fen Lin; Catherine P. Fulford; Curtis P. Ho; Ritsuko Iyoda; Lyn Kajiwara Ackerman

2012-01-01

390

A survey of conceptions of energy of Israeli pre-service high school biology teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The conceptions of energy of the pre?service high school biology teachers were identified by means of a two?part written questionnaire which was presented to them in the first day of class. These students: are considerably anthropocentric in their associations, their choice of pictures and their alternative conceptual frameworks; hold a number of different alternative conceptual frameworks when describing physical situations,

Ricardo Trumper

1997-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hack, Lisa; Smey, Sue

1997-01-01

392

Teachers' and Students' Beliefs Regarding Aspects of Language Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The similarities and dissimilarities between teachers' and students' conceptions of language learning were addressed through a questionnaire survey concerning the nature and methods of language learning. The results indicate points of congruence between teachers' and students' beliefs about language learning in respect of eight main areas. Teachers and students differed in their beliefs in four areas, with students believing much

Adrian Davis

2003-01-01

393

Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Benzer, Ahmet

2012-01-01

394

Teacher Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Rural Alberta, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

395

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

397

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

398

A Healthy Look at Idaho Youth: Results of the 1995 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The results of one state's youth risk behavior survey are described here. The survey was administered to 2,726 students in grades 9 through 12 in 26 public schools. The school response rate was 65% and the student response rate was 87%. Results indicate that by the time youth enter the 9th grade, many have engaged in behaviors that put them at…

Idaho State Dept. of Health and Welfare, Boise.

399

Results from a National Survey of Psychologists in Medical School Settings—2003  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preliminary results are presented from a 2003 collaborative survey of psychologists employed in medical schools and academic health centers. The findings are reported along with comparable data from a similar survey conducted in 1997. There were several noteworthy changes in results from 1997 to 2003. Salaries increased substantially at all ranks, though women’s earnings remain lower than men’s. There were

William E. Pate II; Jessica L. Kohout

2005-01-01

400

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-09-01

401

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2009

2009-01-01

402

Iterative learning control - A survey and new results  

SciTech Connect

Learning control is an iterative approach to the problem of improving transient behavior for processes that are repetitive in nature. Some results on iterative learning control are presented. A complete review of the literature is given first. Then, a general formulation of the problem is given. Next, a complete analysis of the learning control problem for the case of linear, time-invariant plants and controllers is presented. This analysis offers: insight into the nature of the solution of the learning control problem by deriving sufficient convergence conditions; an approach to learning control for linear systems based on parameter estimation; and an analysis that shows that for finite-horizon problems it is possible to design a learning control algorithm that converges, with memory, in one step. Finally, a time-varying learning controller is given for controlling the trajectory of a nonlinear robot manipulator. A brief simulation example is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of this scheme. 56 refs.

Moore, K.L.; Dahleh, M.; Bhattacharyya, S.P. (Idaho State University, Pocatello (United States) California, University, Santa Barbara (United States) Texas A and M University, College Station (United States))

1992-07-01

403

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

PubMed

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

Haymerle, A; Fahlman, A; Walzer, C

2010-08-28

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

406

Using Internet Surveys To Gather Research Data from Teachers: Trials and Tribulations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses possible approaches to Web-based surveys and presents a case study of school districts in Australia that used an offline contact-online response approach. Highlights include variations in technology use in schools and homes; problems encountered; and suggestions for future Web-based survey research. (Author/LRW)|

Carbonaro, Mike; Bainbridge, Joyce; Wolodko, Brenda

2002-01-01

407

Alcohol Advertising and Advertising Bans: A Survey of Research Methods, Results, and Policy Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter surveys the literatures on advertising bans and alcohol consumption or abuse, and advertising expenditures and alcohol consumption. Studies of state-level bans of billboards are examined as well as studies of international bans that cover broadcasting media. For expenditures, the survey concentrates on econometric methods and the existence of an industry advertising-sales response function. Selected results from survey-research studies

Jon P. Nelson

2001-01-01

408

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

409

Leadership Personnel Needs in the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Results of Two National Surveys  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the summer of 1994, 64 university teacher preparation programs in deaf education and 62 instructional programs providing direct services to deaf and hard of hearing students participated in surveys designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the content and delivery system of Gallaudet University's Doctoral Program in Deaf Education in terms of meeting the need for leadership personnel in the

Carol J. LaSasso; James C. Achtzehn

1996-01-01

410

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sophia Jean Sweeney

2010-01-01

411

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2011-08-01

412

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-07-01

413

Mainstreaming Students with Disabilities: Teacher Perspectives in India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dev, Poonam C.; Belfiore, Phillip J.

414

Mainstreaming Students with Disabilities: Teacher Perspectives in India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dev, Poonam C.; Belfiore, Phillip J.

415

What Business Education Teachers Want From Sponsored Films.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey was made of 600 business education teachers in secondary schools about their preferences concerning the content, length, and style of free-loan educational films. Teachers were also asked to name the best such film they had seen recently. The results of the survey are reported in tabular form. (EMH)|

Modern Talking Picture Service, New Hyde Park, NY.

416

Teacher Leader Human Relations Skills: A Comparative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roby, Douglas E.

2012-01-01

417

Physics Teacher Characteristics and Classroom Practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One hundred eighteen high school and college teachers in Southern California completed a web-based survey designed to better understand the differences in physics classrooms and the reasons behind the teachers' choices. Survey topics included teachers' familiarity and use of research-based instructional strategies, amount of student-student interaction in their classes, their views about teaching and their interactions with the physics teaching community. Partial results from the survey are presented in this paper. Among the findings was that while increased interactions with colleagues correlated with more student-student interactions, increased participation in conferences or reading of journals related to physics teaching did not.

Taylor, Melissa S.; Phillips, Jeffrey A.

2010-10-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012

2012-01-01

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beachler, Judy

420

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

SciTech Connect

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

E.N. Bailey

2008-05-06

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hendricks, Arthur; Wang, Jian

2002-01-01

423

Results from USDA's 1994-96 Diet and Health Knowledge Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication provides selected results from the 1994-96 Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS) and the 1994-96 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII). The tables include information from 5,649 individuals age 20 and over who partici...

K. S. Tippett L. E. Cleveland

2001-01-01

424

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Niel Brandt

2008-01-01

425

Design Requirements For a Finger Rehabilitation Robot: Results From a Survey of Engineers and Health Professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Exoskeleton type finger rehabilitation robots are helpful in assisting the treatment of tendon injuries. A survey has been carried out with engineers and health professionals to further develop an existing finger \\u000aexoskeleton prototype. The goal of the study is to better understand the relative importance of several design criteria through the analysis of survey results and to improve the finger

Volkan Patoglu; Gurdal Ertek; Ozgur Oz; Deniz Zoroglu; Gul Kremer

2010-01-01

426

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2004-01-01

427

1998 EASTERN ONTARIO ICE STORM MAPLE PRODUCERS' SURVEY: SUMMARY AND RESULTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

In August, 1999, a telephone survey of maple producers in eastern Ontario was conducted in order to gather information on the changes in their operations since the 1998 ice storm. This paper presents the findings of the survey. The results will be used in a larger study to examine the economic impact of the ice storm on maple producers in

Jennifer Kidon; Glenn Fox; Daniel W. McKenney; D. Chapeskie

2000-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2010

2010-01-01

429

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph Reynolds; Sonia Kreidenweis; Louis Theodore

1983-01-01

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Casey, John M.

431

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a first look at results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. The report presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol,…

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011

2011-01-01

432

Primary school principals and the purposes of education in Australia : Results of a national survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Neil Cranston; Bill Mulford; Jack Keating; Alan Reid

2010-01-01

433

FY 2011 Oregon: Transportation Needs and Issues Survey. Summary of Statewide Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Oregon Transportation Needs and Issues Survey was first conducted in 1993 and has been done roughly every two years. The latest survey was completed in the summer of 2010 (State fiscal year (FY) 2011). This report summarizes the results of the FY 2011...

M. Sperley

2011-01-01

434

FY 2009 Oregon: Transportation Needs and Issues Survey. Summary of Statewide Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Oregon Transportation Needs and Issues Survey was first conducted in 1993 and has been done roughly every two years. The latest survey was completed in the fall of 2008 (State fiscal year (FY) 2009). This report summarizes the results of the FY 2009 s...

A. J. Pietz M. Sperley

2009-01-01

435

FY 2013 Oregon: Transportation Needs and Issues Survey. Summary of Statewide Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Oregon Transportation Needs and Issues Survey was first conducted in 1993 and has been done roughly every two years. The latest survey was completed in the summer of 2012 (State fiscal year (FY) 2013). This report summarizes the results of the FY 2013...

M. Spedey

2013-01-01

436

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

PubMed

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

Jacob, Robin Tepper

2011-02-01

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

438

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

439

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie

2010-01-01

440

Elementary school teachers' beliefs about and perceptions of elementary school science, science reading, science textbooks, and supportive instructional factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is a report of elementary school teachers' beliefs about and uses of text material in science. Survey results from 522 K-8 teachers from 299 schools in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were analyzed along three dimensions: teacher attitudes toward teaching of reading in science; teacher beliefs and understanding about models of reading, factors influencing

James A. Shymansky; Larry D. Yore; Ronald Good

1991-01-01

441

Results of the radiological survey at Two Mile Creek, Tonawanda, New York (TNY002)  

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at Two Mile Creek, Tonawanda, New York. The survey was performed in November 1991 and May 1996. The purpose of the survey was to determine if radioactive materials from work performed under government contract at the Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation, Tonawanda, New York, had been transported into the creek. The survey included a surface gamma scan in accessible areas near the creek and the collection of soil, sediment, and core samples for radionuclide analyses. Survey results indicate that no significant material originating at the Linde plant is presently in the creek. Three of the 1991 soil sample locations on the creek bank and one near the lake contained slightly elevated concentrations of {sup 238}U with radionuclide distributions similar to that found in materials resulting from former processing activities at the Linde site.

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

1997-08-01

442

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

PubMed

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

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

2007-07-16

443

Teacher Knowledge of Stimulant Medication and ADHD  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

VICKIE E. SNIDER; TRACEY BUSCH; LINDA ARROWOOD

2003-01-01

444

The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey . II. First results from the AXIS high galactic latitude medium sensitivity survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present the first results on the identifications of a medium sensitivity survey (X-ray flux limit 2x 10-14 erg cm-2 s-1 in the 0.5-4.5 keV band) at high galactic latitude ({\\mid}b{\\mid}>20deg) carried out with the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory within the AXIS observing programme. This study is being conducted as part of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre activities towards the identification of the sources in the X-ray serendipitous sky survey. The sample contains 29 X-ray sources in a solid angle of 0.26deg 2 (source density 113+/- 21 sources deg -2), out of which 27 (93%) have been identified. The majority of the sources are broad-line AGN (19), followed by narrow emission line X-ray emitting galaxies (6, all of which turn out to be AGN), 1 nearby non-emission line galaxy (NGC 4291) and 1 active coronal star. Among the identified sources we find 2 broad-absorption line QSOs (z ~ 1.8 and z ~ 1.9), which constitute ~ 10% of the AGN population at this flux level, similar to optically selected samples. Identifications of a further 10 X-ray sources fainter than our survey limit are also presented. Based on observations obtained with XMM-Newton, an ESA science mission with instruments and contributions directly funded by ESA Member States and the USA (NASA).

Barcons, X.; Carrera, F. J.; Watson, M. G.; McMahon, R. G.; Aschenbach, B.; Freyberg, M. J.; Page, K.; Page, M. J.; Roberts, T. P.; Turner, M. J. L.; Barret, D.; Brunner, H.; Ceballos, M. T.; Della Ceca, R.; Guillout, P.; Hasinger, G.; Maccacaro, T.; Mateos, S.; Motch, C.; Negueruela, I.; Osborne, J. P.; Pérez-Fournon, I.; Schwope, A.; Severgnini, P.; Szokoly, G. P.; Webb, N. A.; Wheatley, P. J.; Worrall, D. M.

2002-02-01

445

A Survey of Participant Expectations for Inservice in Education of the Gifted  

Microsoft Academic Search

This survey examines teacher response to techniques utilized in general education and gifted education inservice and staff development. Comments concerning teachers' needs, and most and least beneficial techniques for meeting those needs, were categorizod and the data were analyzed. Survey results indicate that teachers have a variety of expectations for inservice experience and their needs are varied due to differing

Susan Tomlinson

1986-01-01

446

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: 1994 Benchmark Survey, Preliminary Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication contains preliminary results of the 1994 benchmark survey, or census, of U.S. direct investment abroad. It is similar to, and carries forward the time series from, publications containing universe estimates based on Bureau of Economic Anal...

1997-01-01

447

Iowa County Citizens Speak Out on Health. Results of the Iow County Health Attitudes Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Results of a survey conducted by the Iowa County Health Resource Committee to determine the health attitudes of Iowa County, Wisconsin citizens are reported. A questionnaire was mailed to 340 providers and consumers; 225 citizens responded (66 percent) . ...

1973-01-01

448

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

449

MedlinePlus 2011 User Survey Results: How frequently do you visit this site?  

MedlinePLUS

... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. 2011 User Survey Results: Slide Index | Next How frequently do you visit this site? Responses: First time MedlinePlus users 42% MedlinePlus en español users 35% More than ...

450

Military Personnel: Preliminary Results of DOD's 1999 Survey of Active Duty Members.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on the survey results, more military personnel are satisfied with their way of life (about 50 percent) than are dissatisfied (about 29 percent). Officers have markedly higher satisfaction rates than enlisted personnel, and in general, satisfaction t...

2000-01-01

451

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-01-01

452

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

453

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

SciTech Connect

At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 30 Cliff Street, Beverly, Massachusetts. The survey was performed in May 1991. The purpose of the survey was to determine if uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Ventron facility had migrated off-site to neighboring areas. The survey included a surface gamma scan, a beta-gamma scan of paved areas, and the collection of soil samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated no radionuclide concentrations or radiation measurements in excess of the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program guidelines. The radionuclide distributions were not significantly different from typical background levels in the Beverly, Massachusetts, area.

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

1992-07-01

454

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-08-01

455

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

SciTech Connect

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

Wade C. Adams

2006-10-25

456

Findings from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-06.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Common Core of Data (CCD) is an annual collection of public elementary and secondary education data administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and its collection agent, the U.S. Census Bureau. Data for CCD surveys are provided...

F. Johnson S. Cornman

2008-01-01

457

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

458

Report on the Survey of Teachers, Administrators, and Home Trainers of the Trainable Mentally Retarded in Ohio. Mental Retardation Training Program Technical Report Series 70-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five hundred thirty-two teachers, administrators, or home trainers of the trainable mentally retarded (TMR) in Ohio responded to a questionnaire concerned with the variables of degree status, educational level, certification status, personnel classification, and age range taught. Results indicated that among teacher responses age range taught was…

Cavin, Donald C.

459

Health practice correlates in three adult age groups: results from two community surveys.  

PubMed Central

Independently done surveys of a target population can make an important contribution to knowledge about the determinants of personal health behavior by highlighting variables that consistently emerge as significant predictors. This investigation examined the correlates of four health practice and knowledge indices related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in two baseline community surveys of the Pawtucket Heart Health Program (N = 2,413; N = 2,808). An additional dimension was the use of three adult age groups (18-29, 30-49, 50-64) in conducting the analyses. Results of both surveys showed that sex was the strongest correlate of the four indices--knowledge of CVD, encouraging health practice changes in others, dietary intake, and exercise. The four indices related to CVD were also associated with years of education, primary language, and whether or not a recent cholesterol measurement had been obtained, although these relationships were not as consistent as the results for sex. Overall, about half of each survey's significant associations were also found in the other survey (survey 1, 30 of 62; survey 2, 30 of 56). Consistency of significant results between surveys was best for the group ages 30-49. In either survey, it was rare for an association between a predictor and behavioral index to appear in each of the three age groups. This study supports the importance of the subjects' sex in research on personal health practices, suggests the potential for independence even among health-related indices pertinent to a single type of illness, and emphasizes the usefulness of utilizing independent samples to identify important correlates of health behavior.

Rakowski, W; Lefebvre, R C; Assaf, A R; Lasater, T M; Carleton, R A

1990-01-01

460

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

461

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Klein, Stephen P.; And Others

462

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

463

Assessment Practices of String Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore string teachers? assessment practices related to string program success. Additionally, the study examined the relationship between teacher characteristics and string program success. This study was conducted by surveying string teachers (N = 201) from around the country. The survey was designed based on the independent variables of teacher characteristics and assessment practices,

Sara Anne Duncan

2009-01-01

464

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2008-01-01

465

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jody Bailey

2012-01-01

466

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

E. E. Hjelm

2006-01-01

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

468

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

469

The Future of Charter Schools and Teachers Unions: Results of a Symposium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 15 years, charter schools and teachers unions have battled in state legislatures, the courts and the media. But with increasing frequency, the two groups are facing each other in the everyday operation of schools. This report summarizes the opinions expressed at a meeting of local state, and national leaders from both the charter…

Hill, Paul T.; Rainey, Lydia; Rotherham, Andrew J.

2006-01-01

470

Mathematics Education Values Questionnaire for Turkish Preservice Mathematics Teachers: Design, Validation, and Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dede, Yuksel

2011-01-01

471

[Results of a survey regarding the publication of scientific results in German-speaking countries].  

PubMed

Objective: Veterinarians should conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to the most recent and scientifically proven methods. Therefore, a rapid and effective transfer of scientific information is crucial. An important link between science and practice are findings published in scientific journals. The productivity of scientists is often measured referring to the number of papers published in reputable journals. Because many of these journals publish in the English language, it is possible that results from German research may never reach German veterinarians or only after a delay. Material and methods: Using an online questionnaire, faculty members (professors and scientific assistants) from Germany, Austria and Switzerland were asked how they had published their results during the previous 5 years. Furthermore, they were asked to identify the factors influencing their choice of journal for publication. Results: A total of 118 respondents completed the questionnaire. Nearly two thirds had published ten or more papers during the previous 5 years. More than half of these were published in the English language. Most participants consider the peer review process suitable for enhancing the quality of publications. The impact factor is seen as a fair indicator for the quality of a paper while considered an important factor for the choice of a journal for publication of the respondents own results. Conclusion and clinical relevance: According to the data, respondents prefer to publish their results in the English language and in journals with a high impact factor. Therefore, veterinarians may never receive this information via German journals or only after a delay. One possible solution could be a regularly published practice-oriented compilation of relevant scientific findings. PMID:24127027

Arlt, S; Haimerl, P; Wehrend, A; Reinhardt, J; Heuwieser, W

2013-10-15

472

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-05-01

473

How Astronomers Can Help Prepare Future Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Classroom teachers are expected to teach a variety of astronomical topics, yet research indicates that most undergraduates do not have a scientific understanding of these topics, and there is widespread misunderstanding as to the nature of science. How can astronomers help to prepare the next generation of teachers in space science? Our group has met with teacher educators from both science and education departments, and conducted a survey to better understand the role and needs for astronomy in teacher pre-service. We will share the current research and the results of our own survey of teacher educators, and some of the models and suggestions that the members of the NASA Science Mission Directorate’s Pre-Service Education Working Group (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/score/pre_service.shtml) have discovered. Research has shown that effective teaching practices need to be modeled--future teachers need to be taught a subject the way they will be teaching it in their classrooms. Our survey of teacher educators (from science and education departments at a variety of colleges across the US) suggests educators are concerned that today's future teachers are not taught science in college as inquiry-based, with activities that model the nature of investigation. The survey also indicated that future elementary teachers often have a fear or dislike of science, and do not understand the nature of science, and that students do not have enough breadth in science subjects. Our group's meetings and discussions have discerned a variety of opportunities for astronomers to effect change in the future classroom teacher. These include changing the way that classes are taught, increasing opportunities for future teachers (in addition to future scientists) to have true scientific research experiences, creating scientist-education partnerships to improve science pre-service education, and establishing programs with scientists as mentors to future teachers.

Shupla, Christine; Ruberg, L.; Slater, T. F.; Schultz, G.

2006-12-01

474

Student Teachers and Legal Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Monts, Dana R.

475

Retaining Teachers: How Preparation Matters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ingersoll, Richard; Merrill, Lisa; May, Henry

2012-01-01

476

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Parry Graham

2007-01-01

477

Results of the radiological survey at 136 West Central Avenue (MJ030), Maywood, New Jersey  

SciTech Connect

As a result of the Energy and Water Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 1984, the property discussed in this report and properties in its vicinity contaminated with residues from the former Maywood Chemical Works (MCW) were included as a decontamination research and development project under the DOE Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. As part of this project, DOE is conducting radiological surveys in the vicinity of the site to identify properties contaminated with residues derived from the MCW. The principal radionuclide of concern is thorium-232. The radiological survey discussed in this report is part of that effort and was conducted, at the request of DOE by members of the Measurement Applications and Development Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A radiological survey of the private, residential property at 136 West Central Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey, was conducted during 1987. The survey and sampling of the ground surface and subsurface were carried out on April 29, 1987.

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

1989-02-01

478

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-07-01

479

Revealing teacher agendas: An examination of teacher motivations and strategies for conducting museum fieldtrips  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to identify the motivations and strategies that comprise teachers' agendas when leading a student fieldtrip to a museum or similar site. Two data collection methods were used. A survey regarding field trip experiences and rationale was mailed to upper elementary teachers, resulting in a variety of open-ended responses that were analyzed and coded to

James Francis Kisiel

2003-01-01

480

Why Is Finnish Teacher Education Successful? Some Goals Finnish Teacher Educators Have for Their Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, Finnish research-based teaching, according to international surveys, has been shown to lead to excellent results. Previous research has demonstrated that teacher education has often had difficulties in incorporating theory into practice, and that the effects of teacher education on the prior beliefs and views on teaching and…

Tryggvason, Marja-Terttu

2009-01-01

481

IMPLICATIONS OF TEACHERS' BELIEFS ABOUT MATHEMATICS FOR CLASSROOM AND TEACHER EDUCATION REFORM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports partial results from a study that investigated secondary school mathematics teachers' beliefs and attitudes about mathematics. Using Ernest's (1988) model, it describes what teachers believe about the nature of mathematics and about the teaching and learning of mathematics consistent with the instrumentalist, Platonist, and problem solving views of mathematics. A 47-item Mathematics Attitude Survey and a demographic

Catherine P. Vistro-Yu

482

Factors associated with health information system success: results of a survey of hospitals in South Africa.  

PubMed

A survey of computerised hospital information system (CHIS) use was conducted in two South African provinces, in order to test a conceptual model of CHIS use developed in previous phases of this study. Relationships between factors of the conceptual model and user assessment of CHIS success; and between pairs of conceptual model factors, were derived from the survey data. The results confirmed that factors of the conceptual model were associated with CHIS success. Analysis of the relationships between factors yielded results which supported some of the conceptual model relationships, and were inconclusive for others. None of the conceptual model relationships was contradicted by the survey results. Further investigation is required to demonstrate statistical relationships between factors of the conceptual model more conclusively. The results to date support arguments for the applicability of the conceptual model of CHIS use beyond the study hospitals to other level 1 and level 2 hospitals in South Africa. PMID:20841706

Hanmer, Lyn A; Isaacs, Sedick; Roode, J Dewald

2010-01-01

483

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

484

Is alcohol consumption good for you? Results from the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data from the Statistics Canada 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey is used to test the hypothesis that classification errors of the type noted by Fillmore et al. (2006) could invalidate the statistical results on the effects of alcohol consumption on self-rated health and the incidence of heart disease and diabetes. The results obtained in this study show that the beneficial

James McIntosh

2008-01-01

485

How (and What) Political Theorists Teach: Results of a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article reports the results of a 2008 national survey of political theorists concerning what and how they teach. The results are based on 1,086 responses from professors at accredited, four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The responses include information about which thinkers are currently being taught, the status of…

Moore, Matthew J.

2011-01-01

486

Work related risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints in the nursing profession: results of a questionnaire survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints of the back, arms or neck, and legs among nurses, and to investigate the relation between these complaints and various work related and personal variables. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was carried out in four nursing homes in The Netherlands. RESULTS: The response was 95% and resulted in 846 completed questionnaires. It was

J A Engels; J W van der Gulden; T F Senden; B van't Hof

1996-01-01

487

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: 1989 Benchmark Survey, Final Results.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication contains final results of the 1989 benchmark survey, or census, of U.S. direct investment abroad. It replaces an October 1991 publication that contains preliminary results. It is similar to, and carries forward the time series from, public...

1992-01-01

488

Use and Users of Electronic Journals at Catalan Universities: The Results of a Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We present the results of a survey on the use of electronic journals by the academic staff of the universities belonging to the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC). The results show that a high proportion of teaching and research staff are aware of the collection of electronic journals and that there is an increasing preference…

Borrego, Angel; Anglada, Lluis; Barrios, Maite; Comellas, Nuria

2007-01-01

489

Student experiences with media resources: Results of an academic media center student patron survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a survey designed to assess students' experiences with media resources as a means to better understanding academic media center student patron needs and as a first step towards assessing student levels of media literacy, an important but often overlooked component of information literacy. Results indicate a wide range of expertise with critical evaluation of

Mary S. Laskowski

2005-01-01

490

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hjelm, E. E.

2006-12-01

491

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

PubMed

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

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

2013-08-15

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

PubMed Central

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

Huwendiek, Soren; Hahn, Eckhart G.; Tonshoff, Burkhard; Nikendei, Christoph

2013-01-01

493

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

PubMed Central

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

Campbell, CA; Horvath, AR

2012-01-01

494

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

495

State of the art of expert searching: results of a Medical Library Association survey  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Medical Library Association (MLA) members were surveyed to gather background about the current state of expert searching in institutions. The survey results were intended to guide the recommendations of the Task Force on Expert Searching for promoting the importance of expert searching and implementing those recommendations. Methods: MLA members were surveyed, and data obtained from the survey were compiled and analyzed to answer three general questions: what is the perceived value of searching skills to the institution, how do health sciences librarians maintain and improve their searching skills, and how are searching services promoted and/or mandated in the institution. Results: There were 256 responses to the survey. Over 95% of the respondents saw their expert-searching skills were of value to their institutions, primarily through performing mediated searches and search consultations. Over 83% of the respondents believed that their searching skills had improved over the past 10 years. Most indicated that continued training was very important in maintaining and improving their skills. Respondents promoted searching services most frequently through orientations, brochures, and the libraries' Web pages. No respondent's institution mandated expert searching. Less than 2% of respondents' institutions had best practice guidelines related to expert searching, and only about 8% had guidelines or policies that identified situations where expert searching was recommended. Conclusions: The survey supports the belief that health sciences librarians still play a valuable role in searching, particularly in answering questions about treatment options and in providing education. It also highlights the need for more expert searching courses. There has been minimal discussion about the perceived need for expert-searching guidelines in the institutions represented by survey respondents.

Holst, Ruth; Funk, Carla J.

2005-01-01

496

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

PubMed Central

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

Sastry, Narayan

2009-01-01

497

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

PubMed Central

Background Gender issues are important to address during medical education, however research about the implementation of gender in medical curricula reports that there are obstacles. The aim of this study was to explore physician teachers' attitudes to gender issues. Methods As part of a questionnaire, physician teachers at Umeå University in Sweden were given open-ended questions about explanations for and asked to write examples why they found g