Sample records for teacher survey results

  1. Results of the AVA National Teacher Concerns Survey.

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    Corwin, John K.; Sandiford, Janice R.

    1984-01-01

    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)

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

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

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

  3. Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2004-05 Teacher Follow-Up Survey. NCES 2007-307

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    Marvel, John; Lyter, Deanna M.; Peltola, Pia; Strizek, Gregory A.; Morton, Beth A.; Rowland, Renee

    2007-01-01

    The objective of the Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) is to provide information about teacher mobility and attrition among elementary and secondary school teachers who teach in grades K-12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In pursuit of this objective, TFS examines the characteristics of those who stay in the teaching profession and…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Although only a few studies have been published on teachers' health, certain ideas are widely accepted, such as for example, the preconceived notion that teachers suffer from an excessively high rate of mental health problems. The objective of this study is to compare teachers' mental and physical health to that of a control group. METHODS: A cross-sectional postal survey

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

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    Nathanson, Steven; Pruslow, John; Levitt, Roberta

    2008-01-01

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

  6. National Chemistry Teacher Safety Survey

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    Barbra A. Plohocki

    1998-01-01

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

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

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    Holden, Heather; Ozok, Ant; Rada, Roy

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. A Snapshot of Teacher Supply and Demand in Alberta, 1989-90. Results of the Conference of Alberta School Superintendents' Survey on Teacher Hiring.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.

    This paper on teacher hiring for 1989-90 addresses differences among the geographic regions of the province of Alberta, as well as the differences between the urban and rural school boards regarding the proportion of new teachers on staff, teacher turnover, teacher vacancies, teacher recruitment, teacher mobility, teacher hiring by specialty…

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

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    Lillard, Angeline S.

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Teachers and Marine Education: A Survey.

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    Milkent, Marlene M.; And Others

    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…

  13. A Survey of Special Education Teacher Consultants.

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    Haight, Sherrel Lee; Molitor, Deborah I.

    1983-01-01

    Forty-two teacher consultants in Michigan completed a survey revealing role confusion and variability in provision of direct and indirect serivces. Consulting was not the primary duty reported by most of the teacher consultants. (CL)

  14. Using the Reading Maturity Survey in Teacher Education Program Evaluation

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    Theiss, Deb; Philbrick, Anita; Jarman, Georgia

    2009-01-01

    This study surveyed pre-service teachers to determine their reading maturity using The Reading Maturity Survey (Thomas, 2001). Results indicate that pre-service teachers self-report high levels of confidence in their reading maturity with the exception of two areas that may relate to developing skills in critical reflection and transformational…

  15. Report on a Survey of TEACHER AIDES

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    Frean, Marcus

    Conditions 9 viii. Sign language skills of TAs 9 ix. Problems with sign language interpreting effectiveness). In addition to six case studies, key groups involved with mainstreamed deaf students were surveyed by questionnaires mailed to national samples of parents, mainstream teachers, teacher aides, itinerant teachers

  16. Report on a survey of Mainstream Teachers

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    Frean, Marcus

    1 Report on a survey of Mainstream Teachers of `High' & `Very High Needs' Deaf Students in Mainstream Schools Rachel McKee and Eileen Smith Deaf Studies Research Unit Research Report No. 4 School Support: Wenda Walton, Alan Wendt, David McKee Contact: rachel.mckee@vuw.ac.nz Survey Mainstream Teachers

  17. The Effects of a Master's Program on Teachers' Science Instruction: Results from Classroom Observations, Teacher Reports, and Student Surveys

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    Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin; Hug, Barbara; Lubienski, Sarah Theule

    2014-01-01

    This study examines the impact of a new master's degree program on the instructional practices of K-8 in-service teachers. This 2.5-year master's program was designed to deepen in-service teachers' knowledge in science and mathematics and promote greater use of reform-oriented instruction. Teachers' instructional practices were…

  18. Parent Surveys for Teacher Evaluation

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

    2003-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  20. Comparative Analysis of National Teacher Surveys

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    Pressey, Briana

    2013-01-01

    As technologies gain an increasingly strong foothold in the classroom, there are more and more surveys seeking to gauge teachers' interests and attitudes towards integrating devices, software, and tools into their practice. We've noticed that while each of the major surveys that have been announced over the past year and a half offer a unique take…

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

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    Griffin, David K.

    2010-01-01

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

  2. The National Teacher Examinations (NTE) Commons Revision Survey: Final Report of the Results of a National Survey to Review Proposed Specifications for the Revised Commons Examinations of the NTE.

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    Rosner, Frieda; Grandy, Jerilee

    In July of 1981, the Policy Council of the National Teacher Examinations (NTE), in conjunction with the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, completed a series of national surveys to review proposed changes in the NTE Commons Examinations. The survey was designed to tap varying perspectives on the proposed test content and its…

  3. Teacher Recertification: A Survey of the States.

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    Hanes, Madlyn Levine; Rowls, Michael D.

    1984-01-01

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

  4. Statewide Telecourse Survey: Teachers, Administrators & Students.

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    Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.; And Others

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

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

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy

    2013-01-01

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

  6. A survey of primary school teachers’ conceptions of force and motion

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    Colin Kruger; Mike Summers; David Palacio

    1990-01-01

    This article reports the results of a survey designed to provide some quantitative evidence concerning the extent to which misconceptions about force and motion exist among primary school teachers. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first investigation of its kind carried out in the UK. The survey questionnaire contained statements based on those made by primary teachers

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

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

  8. 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey: Data File User's Manual.

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    Faupel, Elizabeth; And Others

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) sponsored the 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS), conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, to update data on teacher career patterns and plans. This survey is a follow-up of the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) teacher sample. The TFS is the fifth component of the SASS. The sample…

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

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    Fris, J.

    1976-01-01

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

  10. Salary Survey Results. 1987.

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    Cassell, Marianne K.

    Based on a survey conducted by the Vermont Department of Libraries during the summer of 1987, this document reports the salaries paid library directors, librarians holding M.L.S. degrees, and support and custodial staff members in the state's libraries. Questionnaires were sent to all the public, academic, special, institutional, and school…

  11. Telecourse Survey Results.

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    Aspinwall-Lamberts, Julie

    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…

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

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    Shaw, Cynthia

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Morgan, Anne-Marie

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Seiferth, Berniece B.; Samuel, Marie

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

  16. 75 FR 63439 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA Teacher at Sea Alumni Survey

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    2010-10-15

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

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

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    Fairfield, Carol; Richards, Brian

    2007-01-01

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

  18. New Jersey Teachers' Salary Survey 1979-80.

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    NJEA Review, 1979

    1979-01-01

    This survey presents the teacher salary scales of each of New Jersey's school districts. Summary tables outline average and median state salaries and correlate New Jersey teachers' salaries to inflation and the consumer price index for the period 1973-1980. (SJL)

  19. First-Year Experiences and Teachers' Professional Commitment: An Analysis of Schools and Staffing Survey for 1999-2000

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    Kim, Do-Hong; Liu, Xiaofeng Steven

    2005-01-01

    This study examined teachers' first-year experiences and their intent to stay in teaching. The data used in this study came from the comprehensive National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) for 1999-2000. Results indicated that teacher induction and school leadership can influence teachers' intent to stay in…

  20. Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation

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    Wiener, Ross; Lundy, Kasia

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Bioanalysis zone: DBS survey results.

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    Denniff, Philip; Holliman, Chris; Svensson, Leif; Weng, Naidong; Patel, Shefali

    2014-02-01

    Bioanalysis Zone carried out a survey to evaluate the use of and attitudes to DBS analysis among our readership in the bioanalytical community. DBS analysis has generated a huge amount of interest in recent years. We wanted to take a snapshot of the field and determine whether a consensus is emerging on the future of DBS. We asked you for your honest opinions and you delivered! You can view the full results at www.bioanalysis-zone.com. We have a selection of short opinion articles below, giving a range of viewpoints on the current and future use of DBS, alongside some of the survey results. PMID:24471950

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  3. Results Report Employee Engagement Survey

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    Results Report Employee Engagement Survey October 2011 Report for: Colorado School of Mines (033 or strongly agreed to an item) - the percent of employees who feel good about a topic. Internal Best: Average Percent Favorable across the most engaged groups across the organization (i.e., top 20% on Engagement

  4. Long Trace Profiler survey results

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    Irick, Steve.

    1999-07-01

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

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

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    Kahn, Sami; Lewis, Anna R.

    2014-12-01

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shaw, Cynthia

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

  8. RESULTS OF THE SJSU ADVISING SURVEYS

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    Su, Xiao

    RESULTS OF THE SJSU ADVISING SURVEYS Spring 2009 #12;Survey Background The Advising Effectiveness students' and advisors' satisfaction with advising at SJSU, but also its quality. 2 surveys: The Student Survey of Academic Advising and the Survey of Academic Advisors. The surveys were administered

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Liu, Xiaofeng Steven

    2007-01-01

    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'…

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

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    Anagun, Sengul S.; Anilan, Huseyin

    2013-01-01

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

  12. Early Childhood Teacher Research: From Questions to Results

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    Castle, Kathryn

    2011-01-01

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

  13. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2002

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    CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2002 Received 100 completed surveys at graduation in May Lands § Peschutes Basin Land Trust § Raytheon § Solar Energy International § Steamboat Lake: $20,000) § Chicago Botanic Garden § City of Fort Collins § US Geological Survey § USDA Forest

  14. Inclusion Classrooms and Teachers: A Survey of Current Practices

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    1935-01-01

    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 with…

  16. Initial Blackbeard power survey results

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

    1996-06-01

    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.

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  18. Teacher Reflection: Supports, Barriers, and Results

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    Jaeger, Elizabeth L.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Helgoe, Catherine A.

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

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

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    Hashweh, Maher Z.

    1996-03-01

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

  1. A Seoi survey for Coaches and Teachers

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    Sacripanti, Attilio

    2015-01-01

    After a short review of basic biomechanics of Seoi Family and their characteristic, two fast survey of Seoi in judo books and in worldwide researches are performed. The lot of information collected around the world flow into the competitive application of this family (in Japanese view) or in the most energy convenient technical variation (in Biomechanical view) with the study of the last new solution or variation applied. An analysis of complementary tools utilized for each component of the Family to increase their effectiveness or refine their application to Ippon follow. Till to the new ways Chaotic applications based both on totally rotational application or reverse application of Seoi Lever System, with the conclusion at the end by a brief overview of Physical and Biomechanical framework connected to Seoi Family, with a more extended study of interaction ( Seoi application to throws). Conclusion is presented with a comparative evaluation of some remarkable properties all applicable competitive Seoi techni...

  2. Topographic Corona Gravity Survey Results

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

    2001-01-01

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

  3. Associations between Beliefs about Medicines and Medicines Education: A Survey among Finnish Comprehensive School Teachers

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    Siitonen, Piia; Vainio, Kirsti; Keinonen, Tuula; Kiviniemi, Vesa; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To describe the association between teachers' beliefs about medicines and teaching about illnesses and medicines-related topics by Finnish comprehensive school teachers. Design: A nationwide postal survey. Setting: Finnish primary and lower secondary school teachers. Method: Data were collected using a nationwide postal survey from a…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  5. Results of Highway Maintenance Survey Prepared for

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    Almor, Amit

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

  6. MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/survey2012/index.html MedlinePlus Survey Results 2012 To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. These survey results describe MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users. ...

  7. COACHE Survey Results Department of Earth Sciences,

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    Toronto, University of

    Computing and IT support Lab/Studio Space #12;Next Steps #12;Resources for Chairs COACHE results withCOACHE Survey Results Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science March 7, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey · Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education · Online survey to assess faculty

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

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    Douglass, Claudia; Kahle, Jane Butler

    1983-01-01

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

  9. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2005

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    CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2005 Received 138 completed surveys out of 123 students who or attending grad school vs. 50% Spring 2004 Forestry (18 completed surveys): 2 are looking for work 1 Tree Ring Research o USDA Forest Service 83% are employed or attending grad school vs. 85% Spring

  10. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2004

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    CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2004 Received 123 completed surveys out of 185 students who or attending grad school vs. 0% Spring 2003 #12;Forestry (13 completed surveys): 1 is looking for work 1 § Vermejo Park Ranch 85% are employed or attending grad school vs. 90% Spring, 2003 Geology (7 completed

  11. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2003

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    CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2003 Received 122 completed surveys out of 183 students who § Johnson Controls § Merle Moore § National Park Service § Pingree Park § US Geological Survey Travel Adventures § § Bureau of Land Management § Camp Echo Lake § Choa Creek § City of Aspen

  12. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2000

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    CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2000 Received 131 completed surveys at graduation in May: no information) · US Geological Survey 40% are employed or attending grad school #12;Natural Resource Surf · Hyatt Regency · Inner Harbor · Lake County Forest Preserve · Larimer County Parks and Open

  13. Teachers and Aquatic Education--A Survey.

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    Rakow, Steven J.

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

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

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    Xiaofeng Steven Liu

    2007-01-01

    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

  15. Community College Survey of Student Engagement: 2012 Survey Results

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    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

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

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

    2005-12-01

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

  17. Literature survey results: Topical report

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

    1988-01-01

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

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

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    2014-01-01

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

  19. The Survey and Analysis of Excellent Senior High School Physics Teachers' Professional Growth Actuality

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    Sun, Haibin; Liu, Tingting

    2010-01-01

    Excellent senior high school physics teachers are the backbone power in the new course reform of physics in China. The excellent senior high school physics teachers' professional growth actuality in Shandong is surveyed in this article by the self-made "Questionnaire of Excellent Senior High School Physics Teachers' Professional Growth",…

  20. Further Education of Teachers in Service in Asia: A Regional Survey.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

    This survey assembles information on the developments and trends in inservice teacher training in Asia, identifies the growing points of innovative approaches for improving inservice teacher preparation, and identifies ways that further education of teachers is linked to programs of curriculum development and the introduction of new teaching…

  1. Statistical Literacy and Sample Survey Results

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    McAlevey, Lynn; Sullivan, Charles

    2010-01-01

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

  2. WCNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2006

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    WCNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2006 Received 123 completed surveys out of 127 students Conservation Commission 100% are employed or attending grad school vs. 100% Spring 2005 Forestry (16% are employed or attending grad school vs. 85% Spring, 2005 Faculty or Staff Members who were a positive

  3. WCNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2007

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    WCNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2007 Received 111 completed surveys. SP '07 SP '06 44 (38 school vs. 100% Spring 2006 Faculty or Staff Members who were a positive influence on you during your% Spring, 2006 Faculty or Staff Members who were a positive influence on you during your college career

  4. COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Art & Science

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    Toronto, University of

    COACHE Survey Results Faculty of Art & Science March 19, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey · Collaborative;Highlights · Overall Satisfaction · Autonomy · Departmental Culture · Areas for Improvement #12;Overall=80 Humanities n=103 Phys Sci n=52 Bio Sci n=27 A&S n=299 #12;Autonomy #12;Arts & Science: 95.3% #12

  5. COACHE Survey Results UTFA Council Presentation

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    Toronto, University of

    COACHE Survey Results UTFA Council Presentation February 25, 2014 #12;The COACHE Survey ­ Bloomington ­ State University of New York ­ Stony Brook #12;Overview Overall Satisfaction Autonomy PEER MEAN #12;Autonomy #12;4.51 TOP PEER MEAN #12;4.53 TOP PEER MEAN #12;Compensation #12;3.31 TOP MEAN

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  7. Chinese medical school exit objectives: a multi-institutional survey of teacher opinion.

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    Scott, C S; Zhong, S; Brock, D M; Xu, M; Mei, R; Qui, X; Tan, X

    1992-03-01

    This paper describes a collaborative survey of Chinese medical school teacher opinion concerning clinical behaviours and skills that Chinese students should be expected to demonstrate prior to graduation from medical school. Selected teachers from four Chinese medical schools indicated whether each of 77 objectives was: essential for every student to know or demonstrate prior to graduation; useful but not essential; or not applicable to their educational programmes. Results show teachers' expectations regarding some of the behaviours and skills Chinese medical school teachers consider to be important for students to learn. Forty-nine per cent of the exit objectives were regarded as essential by 75% or more of the teachers. The most essential objectives involved performing clinical procedures, collaborating and communicating with health care professionals, conducting organ system examinations, formulating hypotheses and defining problems. Other essential objectives were concerned with communicating with patients and their families, maintaining currency within the discipline, and recognition, evaluation and triage of patients with life-threatening or chronic conditions. Exit objectives related to health promotion and risk assessment were regarded as useful but not essential at the undergraduate level. Implications for Chinese medical education are discussed. PMID:1565029

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

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    Kaufman, Julia; Junker, Brian

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Cocke, W. J.

    1993-05-01

    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.

  10. The ALFA ZOA Deep Survey: First Results

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    McIntyre, T. P.; Henning, P. A.; Minchin, R. F.; Momjian, E.; Butcher, Z.

    2015-07-01

    The Arecibo L-band Feed Array Zone of Avoidance (ALFA ZOA) Deep Survey is the deepest and most sensitive blind H i survey undertaken in the ZOA. ALFA ZOA Deep will cover about 300 square degrees of sky behind the Galactic Plane in both the inner (30^\\circ ?slant l?slant 75^\\circ ;b?slant | 2^\\circ | ) and outer (175^\\circ ?slant l?slant 207^\\circ ;-2^\\circ ?slant b?slant +1^\\circ ) Galaxy, using the Arecibo Radio Telescope. First results from the survey have found 61 galaxies within a 15 square degree area centered on l=192^\\circ and b = ?2°. The survey reached its expected sensitivity of rms = 1 mJy at 9 km s?1 channel resolution, and is shown to be complete above integrated flux, FHi = 0.5 Jy km s?1. The positional accuracy of the survey is 28? and detections are found out to a recessional velocity of nearly 19,000 km s?1. The survey confirms the extent of the Orion and Abell 539 clusters behind the plane of the Milky Way and discovers expansive voids, at 10,000 and 18,000 km s?1. Twenty-six detections (43%) have a counterpart in the literature, but only two of these have known redshifts. Counterparts are 20% less common beyond vhel = 10,000 km s?1 and 33% less common at extinctions higher than AB = 3.5 mag. The ALFA ZOA Deep survey is able to probe large scale structure beyond redshifts that even the most modern wide-angle surveys have been able to detect in the ZOA at any wavelength.

  11. Irrigation customer survey procedures and results

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

    1987-03-01

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

  12. DQC 2009-10 Annual Survey Results

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    Data Quality Campaign, 2010

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Johnson, Joyce, Comp.

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

  14. Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary School Programs: National Survey Shows Continued Demand for FCS Teachers

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    Werhan, Carol R.

    2013-01-01

    A national survey of secondary family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs from 2010-2012 academic years indicates that 3,427,601 students were enrolled in FCS classes and were taught by 27,894 FCS teachers. These numbers show a decline in enrollment and teachers over the past 10 years (Werhan & Way, 2006). However, FCS secondary programs…

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

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    Crow, Tracy

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Teachers' Attitudes toward Technology: Psychometric Evaluation of the Technology Attitude Survey.

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    McFarlane, Terry A.; Hoffman, Eleanor R.; Green, Kathy E.

    Teachers' attitudes play a critical role in the effectiveness of technology. The Technology Attitude Survey (TAS) was developed to assess teachers' attitudes toward the general use of technology as an educational tool in the classroom. Reliability and validity of the TAS were investigated. A small pilot study showed high reliability. Pretest and…

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

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    Koloi-Keaikitse, Setlhomo

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Identifying Transition Teacher Competencies through Literature Review and Surveys of Experts and Practitioners

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    Morgan, Robert L.; Callow-Heusser, Catherine A.; Horrocks, Erin L.; Hoffmann, Audrey N.; Kupferman, Scott

    2014-01-01

    We first conducted a synthesis of literature to identify essential transition teacher competencies to guide curriculum development for a personnel preparation program. The synthesis yielded a list of 67 competencies needed by transition teachers. Using the 67 competencies, we next created an electronic survey in which respondents were asked to…

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

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    Hancock, Carl B.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Pelsma, Dennis M.; And Others

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

  4. Effects of a Tobacco Control Intervention for Teachers in India: Results of the Bihar School Teachers Study

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    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.

    2013-01-01

    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

  5. Student Attitudes Toward Foreign Language Study--Results of a Survey.

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    Warriner, Helen

    1972-01-01

    An attitudinal survey of students enrolled in second language programs in Virginia public schools is reported in this article. Discussion of the results indicates several areas in which language teachers could work toward the improvement of student attitudes and motivation. A principal reason for not continuing with a language program is noted to…

  6. 2011-12 IPEGS Training for School Administrators: Survey Results. Research Brief. Volume 1105

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    Shneyderman, Aleksandr

    2012-01-01

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

  7. 1980-81 New Jersey Teachers' Salary Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NJEA Review, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Tables are presented listing the teacher salary schedules of each of New Jersey's school districts. Summary charts outline median salaries and correlate New Jersey teachers' salaries to averages in 11 other states, to inflation, and to the Consumer Price Index for the period 1973-1980. (SJL)

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2011

    2011-01-01

    "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…

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

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    Smith, Derrick W.; Kelley, Pat

    2007-01-01

    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…

  10. Results of the users' requirements survey

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Butcher, Robert L.

    1990-01-01

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

  11. First Results from the SPICES Survey

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

    2000-12-06

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

  12. Results of the first UNICOS security survey

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    Christoph, G.G.

    1992-01-01

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

  13. Results of the first UNICOS security survey

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    Christoph, G.G.

    1992-06-01

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

  14. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  15. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 2014-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488.312...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care...

  16. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  17. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  18. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 2012-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488.312...CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care...

  19. Market survey results for alternate sensor communications

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

    1996-02-01

    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.

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

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    Hutchison, Amy; Reinking, David

    2011-01-01

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

  1. Teacher Survey of Standards-Based Instruction: Addressing Time.

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    Florian, Judy

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

  2. UW Sustainability Initiative Survey Report on Final Results

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    Martin, Jeff

    of Key Themes in Survey Findings There were 129 responses to the survey (33.3% staff, 31.8% student, 34 that emerged through survey response data analysis. Details and other less prominent themes are reflectedUW Sustainability Initiative Survey Report on Final Results Prepared by Alana Lajoie

  3. Library Web Proxy Use Survey Results.

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    Murray, Peter E.

    2001-01-01

    Outlines the use of proxy Web servers by libraries and reports on a survey on their use in libraries. Highlights include proxy use for remote resource access, for filtering, for bandwidth conservation, and for gathering statistics; privacy policies regarding the use of proxy server log files; and a copy of the survey. (LRW)

  4. Community Concerns Survey, 1977 (Analysis of Results).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Birmingham Urban League, AL.

    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…

  5. Middle School Risk Behavior 1995 Survey Results.

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

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

  6. COST OF GINNING COTTON - 2004 SURVEY RESULTS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The ginning cost survey has been conducted since 1990 to identify variable costs in an attempt to document key cost components in ginning cotton and help ginners make comparisons with other ginning operations in an effort to reduce costs. Cost surveys were mailed to gin managers to identify variable...

  7. WARNER CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Received 57 completed surveys

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    · Bill Romme Geology: (3 completed surveys) 2 are looking for work 0 is taking time off 0 has been%) 21% Have full-time positions (8 temporary and 9 permanent) 0 (0%) 7% Have accepted part-time to graduate school this year 2 (3%) 0% Have other plans 8 (14%) 25% Will take time off before continuing

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

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

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

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

    PubMed

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

    2001-09-01

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

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

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    Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.

    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…

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

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    Noa Ragonis; Orit Hazzan; Judith Gal-Ezer

    2010-01-01

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

  12. The Last Best Place? The 1998-99 Montana Rural Teacher Salary and Benefits Survey.

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    Morton, Claudette

    In Montana, there are 151 small rural schools that constitute elementary independent districts with either a supervising teacher or a teaching principal as the head of the school. In fall 1998, a survey of all 151 schools examined enrollments, budgets, staff, salaries, and benefits. Enrollments ranged from 2 to 174 students; 83 schools had fewer…

  13. A Survey of the Characteristics and Perceptions of Urban and Suburban Secondary Instrumental Music Teachers

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    Fitzpatrick, Kate R.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to survey and compare the characteristics and perceptions of randomly selected urban and suburban (N=20) secondary instrumental music teachers in the Chicago area. Descriptive analysis of the demographic data demonstrated the following: suburban participants had higher levels of educational attainment than their urban…

  14. Teacher Trust in Leadership, Professional Learniing Community, and Student Achievement: An Analysis of Statewide Survey Data

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    Hogg, Troy S.

    2013-01-01

    The foundation of positive interpersonal relationships is trust and such relationships are needed for professional collaboration and learning to take place. Building trust, then, must be important in order to meet organizational goals and impact student success. The purpose of this survey research was to examine the relationship among teachers'…

  15. Statewide Education Reform Survey of Teachers, Principals, Parents and General Public, 1995.

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    Wilkerson (Tom) and Associates, Ltd., Louisville, KY.

    This report describes the attitudes of parents, the general public, school principals, and teachers across Kentucky about the implementation of school reforms based on the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 (KERA). Data were gathered from random telephone surveys in the eight geographic regions of the state for each targeted audience based on…

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

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    Cline, Beverly Vineyard; Billingsley, Bonnie S.

    1991-01-01

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

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

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

    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…

  18. The CTD Teacher Opinion Poll.

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    Arato, Agnes

    1985-01-01

    Within the framework of Hungary's Curriculum Theory Department (CTD-80) national assessment, 2,391 teachers from 70 general schools were surveyed. The questionnaire included teachers' characteristics, reaction to the new curriculum, and teaching practices. The results are described. (GDC)

  19. Teachers Involving Parents (TIP): results of an in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kathleen V Hoover-Dempsey; Joan M. T Walker; Kathleen P Jones; Richard P Reed

    2002-01-01

    Despite considerable theoretical and empirical work supporting the critical role of parents in students’ school success, pre-service teachers generally receive little preparation for involving parents. Responding to a need for in-service preparation, this paper reports on a program designed to enhance practicing teachers’ beliefs, skills, and strategies related to parental involvement. Results of an initial test of the program in

  20. A Survey of Classroom Teachers' and Special Educators' Knowledge of and Exposure to Hearing Loss.

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    Lass, Norman J.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    A questionnaire on aspects of hearing loss, including prevalence, etiology, hearing aids, testing prevention, and treatment of hearing loss, was completed by 98 classroom teachers and 77 special educators. Results indicate teachers have limited knowledge of and exposure to hearing loss. (Author/CL)

  1. Executive Summary Cook Islands Visitor Survey Results

    E-print Network

    collection (April 2012 to 31 March 2013).The data presented is drawn from an online departure survey) and have a higher than average annual household income (49% earn over NZ$100,000 per year). Nearly half (46 to be the poor quality and value for money of tourism services such as accommodation and rental cars, quality

  2. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2004

    E-print Network

    #12;Geology: (2 completed surveys) 1 is looking for work 0 is taking time off 1 are planning in Colorado. 13 (18%) 15% Will take time off before continuing their job search 27 (38%) 32 is taking time off 0 is planning to attend grad school 1 has found employment (Avg Salary: $32,500) § E

  3. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Spring, 2001

    E-print Network

    % Of the students indicating a location of their employment found employment in Colorado. 12 (9%) Will take time Biology (6 graduates): 0 are looking for work 0 are taking time off 0 are planning to attend grad) § Department of Marine & Wildlife § US Army § US Geological Survey 100% are employed or attending grad

  4. CNR GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS Fall, 2003

    E-print Network

    . 25% in Fall, 2002 #12;Geology: (4 completed surveys) 0 is looking for work 1 is taking time off 0 in Colorado. 11 (15%) 26% Will take time off before continuing their job search 24 (32%) 30 is looking for work 0 is taking time off 0 is planning to attend grad school 0 have found employment 0

  5. MHEC Academic Scheduling Software Survey Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Midwestern Higher Education Commission Academic Software Committee Research Bulletin, 1995

    1995-01-01

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

  6. Exotic Ungulate Production: Summary of Survey Results

    E-print Network

    Mjelde, James W.; Conner, J. Richard; Stuth, Jerry W.; Jensen, James; Chang, Chia-Cheun; Jones, James B.

    1992-01-01

    .................................................................................................................. 2 Exotic Livestock Operations .............................................................. ............ 2 Commercial Exotic Meat Production ............................................................. 5 N onmeat Production Operations... .......................................................... 39 Acknowledgments The cooperation of the exotic livestock producers who participated in the survey is gratefully acknowledged. Their response and feedback were invaluable in developing this report. Comments by Carl Shafer, Charles Ramsey, and Ray...

  7. Corporate wiki users: results of a survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ann Majchrzak; Christian Wagner; Dave Yates

    2006-01-01

    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

  8. Getting Good Results from Survey Research: Part IV

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNamara, James F.

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2011-12-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Implementing total quality management : Statistical analysis of survey results

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zinovy D. Radovilsky; J. William Gotcher; Sverre Slattsveen

    1996-01-01

    Describes the results of a survey in manufacturing, distribution and service organizations concerning total quality management (TQM). These results proved that an effective TQM programme should contain consistent training of all employees; significant improvement in communication between departments; and development of the standards to measure and control the cost of quality. Based on the survey results, identifies quantitative relationships between

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  13. International pediatric perfusion practice: 2011 survey results.

    PubMed

    Harvey, Brian; Shann, Kenneth G; Fitzgerald, David; Mejak, Brian; Likosky, Donald S; Puis, Luc; Baker, Robert A; Groom, Robert C

    2012-12-01

    New cardiopulmonary bypass devices and new innovative methods are frequently reported in the literature; however, the actual extent to which they are adopted into clinical practice is not well known. We distributed an electronic survey to 289 domestic and international pediatric congenital surgery centers in an effort to measure attributes of current clinical practice. The survey consisted of 107 questions relating to program demographics, equipment, and techniques. Responses were received from 146 (51%) of queried centers and were stratified into five distinct geographic regions (North America, Central and South America, Oceana, Europe, and Asia). Most of the responding centers reported use of hard shell venous reservoirs. Closed venous systems were used at 50% of reporting centers in Central and South America as compared with only 3% in North America and 10% in Asia. Seventy-one percent of the programs used some form of modified ultrafiltration. Use of an arterial bubble detection system varied between 50% use (Central and South America) vs. 100% (North America and Oceana). "Del Nido" cardioplegia is more common in North America (32%) than any other continent, whereas Custodial HTK solution is much more prevalent in Europe (31%). Wide variation in practice was evident across geographic regions, suggesting opportunities for further investigation and improvement. PMID:23441558

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

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    Binns, Katherine; Markow, Dana

    1999-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ebrahimi, Nabi. A.

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Christofferson, Michael; Sullivan, Amanda L.

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Goos, Merrilyn; Bennison, Anne

    2008-12-01

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

  20. Teacher Stress and Coping Strategies: A National Snapshot

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    Richards, Jan

    2012-01-01

    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…

  1. Irrigation customer survey procedures and results: Detailed analysis

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

    1987-08-01

    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.

  2. Croatian survey on critical results reporting

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    Trifunovi?, Jasenka; Pavosevic, Tihana; Nikolac, Nora

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Poor harmonization of critical results management is present in various laboratories and countries, including Croatia. We aimed to investigate procedures used in critical results reporting in Croatian medical biochemistry laboratories (MBLs). Materials and methods An anonymous questionnaire, consisting of 24 questions/statements, related to critical results reporting procedures, was send to managers of MBLs in Croatia. Participants were asked to declare the frequency of performing procedures and degree of agreement with statements about critical values reporting using a Likert scale. Total score and mean scores for corresponding separate statements divided according to health care setting were calculated and compared. Results Responses from 111 Croatian laboratories (48%) were analyzed. General practice laboratories (GPLs) more often re-analyzed the sample before reporting the critical result in comparison with the hospital laboratories (HLs) (score: 4.86 (4.75-4.96) vs. 4.49 (4.25-4.72); P = 0.001) and more often reported the critical value exclusively to the responsible physician compared to HLs (4.46 (4.29-4.64) vs. 3.76 (3.48-4.03), P < 0.001). High total score (4.69 (4.56-4.82)) was observed for selection of the critical results list issued by the Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemistry (CCMB) indicating a high harmonization level for this aspect of critical result management. Low total scores were observed for the statements regarding data recording and documentation of critical result notification. Conclusions Differences in practices about critical results reporting between HLs and GPLs were found. The homogeneity of least favorable responses detected for data recording and documentation of critical results notification reflects the lack of specific national recommendations. PMID:26110031

  3. Results from the 1995 National College Health Risk Behavior Survey.

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

    1997-01-01

    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,…

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

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.

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

  5. Administrative Staff Council Job Satisfaction Survey Results Overview

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    Moore, Paul A.

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

  6. Some results based on the EROS microlensing survey

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    J. P. Beaulieu; W. J. de Wit

    1998-01-01

    We will review some results based on the EROS and the on going EROS-2 microlensing surveys to search for dark matter in the Galactic halo via microlensing effects on LMC\\/SMC stars. Microlensing surveys provide systematic observations for millions of stars over a long period in both Magellanic Clouds and give birth to very powerful database. We will quickly review the

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

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    Wolstencroft, R. D.; Wehrle, A. E.; Levine, D. A.

    1997-01-01

    We present the first result from the ISO-IRAS Faint Galaxy Survey (IIFGS), a program designed to obtain ISO observations of the most distant and luminous galaxies in the IRAS Faint Source Survey by filling short gaps in the ISO observing schedule with pairs of 12um ISOCAM AND 90um ISOPHOT observation.

  8. LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) TRAFFIC SIGNAL SURVEY RESULTS

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) TRAFFIC SIGNAL SURVEY RESULTS STAFFREPORT for their participation in the California Energy Commission's LED Survey. Alameda Corcoran Imperial Milpitas Alturas Downey Laguna Hills Newark Bell Gardens Dublin Laguna Niguel Newport Beach Bellflower El Cajon Lake

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

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

    1993-10-01

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

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

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

    2014-03-01

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

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

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

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    Crane, Valerie

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

  13. Generic results of the space physics community survey

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    Sharma, Rikhi R.; Cohen, Nathaniel B.

    1993-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  15. The magnetic survey mission CHAMP: Early results

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    Lühr, H.

    2001-05-01

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

  16. Really Teachers After All?

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    Engineering Education, 1975

    1975-01-01

    Uses results from the 1975 Ladd-Lipset Survey, a national survey of faculty opinion, to compare engineering faculty and all faculty surveyed. Engineering faculty members are more inclined to view themselves as professionals and scientists than as scholars and intellectuals, and 38 percent view themselves predominantly as teachers. (MLH)

  17. Can Teachers Lead Teachers?

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    Mihans, Richard

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Richards, Eric W.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Santoli, Susan P.; Martin, Susan Ferguson

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Pianta, Robert C.; Nimetz, Sheri L.

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  2. A Survey of Recent Results in Networked Control Systems

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    J. P. Hespanha; Payam Naghshtabrizi; Yonggang Xu

    2007-01-01

    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

  3. First Results from the PSC-z Survey

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    Will Saunders; Seb Oliver; Oliver Keeble; Michael Rowan-Robinson; Alex Canavezes; Steve Maddox; Will Sutherland; George Efstathiou; Richard McMahon; Volker Springel; Simon White; Helen Tadros; Carlos Frenk; Enzo Branchini; Andy Taylor; Bill Ballinger; Alan Heavens

    1998-01-01

    We present results from the PSCz for the dipole, predicted velocity field, clustering distortion and power spectrum of the survey. We find that the IRAS dipole has a significant contribution (one quarter) between 80hMpc and 150hMpc, but converges after 150hMpc. We find lower values of beta than previous IRAS surveys, all consistent with beta = 0.55 +- 0.1. The power

  4. Some results based on the EROS microlensing survey

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    J. P. Beaulieu; W. J. de Wit

    1998-01-01

    We will review some results based on the EROS and the on going EROS-2\\u000amicrolensing surveys to search for dark matter in the Galactic halo via\\u000amicrolensing effects on LMC\\/SMC stars. Microlensing surveys provide systematic\\u000aobservations for millions of stars over a long period in both Magellanic Clouds\\u000aand give birth to very powerful database. We will quickly review the

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

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

    1995-01-01

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

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

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    Matthew Charles Robinson

    2007-01-01

    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

  7. Verification Survey: NASFAA Survey Shows Administrative Burden Increasing for Financial Aid Offices. Quick Scan Survey Results

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

    2009-01-01

    More than three in four college financial aid offices reported an increase in the number of cases where they must verify information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (NASFAA's) latest Quick-Scan Survey. The increase in the number of verification…

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

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    Lee-Tarver, Aleada

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Werhan, Carol; Way, Wendy L.

    2006-01-01

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

  10. Reliability worth assessment in a developing country - residential survey results

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    Billinton, R.; Pandey, M.

    1999-11-01

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

  11. Initial results of the 2011 Geoid Slope Validation Survey

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    Smith, D. A.

    2011-12-01

    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.

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

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    Barrow, Lloyd H.; Germann, Paul

    1987-01-01

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

  13. Opportunities for the Preparation of Teachers in Health Education: A Survey of 20 Teachers Colleges. Bulletin, 1942, No. 1

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    Kleinschmidt, Earl E.

    1942-01-01

    The material included in this bulletin deals essentially with present trends of courses in health education for teachers. A careful analysis was made of health instruction practices in 20 representative teachers colleges in as many States to ascertain the provisions being made for health instruction of students in the several curricula offered.…

  14. Protection of SFâ gas insulated substations - Industry survey results

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    J. K. Akamine; E. A. Baumgartner; J. T. Emery; R. W. Haas; T. J. Murray

    1987-01-01

    This paper summarizes the result of an industry survey of gas insulated equipment practices and develops recommendations where necessary. Tables are included to show the type of gas insulated equipment located at each substation (current transformers, voltage transformers, switches, bus bars, bushings, lightning arresters, and cable end terminations), the equipment configuration (single or three conductors), the type of gas monitoring

  15. Dalhousie University 2013 Faculty and Staff Workplace Survey -Overall Results

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    Brownstone, Rob

    % The benefits package at Dal meets my needs 64% 4% Dal makes an effort to create a diverse workplace 64% 8% I amDalhousie University 2013 Faculty and Staff Workplace Survey - Overall Results Question Dal Overall diversity 69% 5% My Supervisor/Chair supports my success 68% 4% I am given the opportunity to learn and grow

  16. Survey Results of 1993 Graduates, Kent State University Trumbull Campus.

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    Kent State Univ., Warren, OH. Office of Institutional Research.

    In October 1993, the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University (KSU), in Ohio, conducted a survey of all 123 graduates from spring 1993 to determine employment outcomes and graduates' assessment of campus academic programs, services, and overall environment. Study results, based on responses from 67% (n=86) of the graduates, included the following:…

  17. Dentistry in Medical Education: Results of a Comprehensive Survey.

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    Curtis, James W., Jr.; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Results of a survey of all U.S. and Canadian medical schools concerning the extent and nature of instruction in dental topics for medical students also revealed the perceived importance of including such instruction in the undergraduate medical curriculum and barriers to teaching dental topics to medical students. (MSE)

  18. Brook Trout Angling in Maine 2009 Survey Results

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    Thomas, Andrew

    Brook Trout Angling in Maine 2009 Survey Results Marc Edwards University of Maine Cooperative Extension Franklin County Office A Cooperative Project between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife #12;2 Background In a meeting at University of Maine

  19. The Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey: Variable Selection and Anticipated Results

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    Morganson, Eric; Green, Paul J.; Anderson, Scott F.; Ruan, John J.; Myers, Adam D.; Eracleous, Michael; Kelly, Brandon; Badenes, Carlos; Bañados, Eduardo; Blanton, Michael R.; Bershady, Matthew A.; Borissova, Jura; Nielsen Brandt, William; Burgett, William S.; Chambers, Kenneth; Draper, Peter W.; Davenport, James R. A.; Flewelling, Heather; Garnavich, Peter; Hawley, Suzanne L.; Hodapp, Klaus W.; Isler, Jedidah C.; Kaiser, Nick; Kinemuchi, Karen; Kudritzki, Rolf P.; Metcalfe, Nigel; Morgan, Jeffrey S.; Pâris, Isabelle; Parvizi, Mahmoud; Poleski, Rados?aw; Price, Paul A.; Salvato, Mara; Shanks, Tom; Schlafly, Eddie F.; Schneider, Donald P.; Shen, Yue; Stassun, Keivan; Tonry, John T.; Walter, Fabian; Waters, Chris Z.

    2015-06-01

    We present the selection algorithm and anticipated results for the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS). TDSS is an Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)-IV Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) subproject that will provide initial identification spectra of approximately 220,000 luminosity-variable objects (variable stars and active galactic nuclei across 7500 deg2 selected from a combination of SDSS and multi-epoch Pan-STARRS1 photometry. TDSS will be the largest spectroscopic survey to explicitly target variable objects, avoiding pre-selection on the basis of colors or detailed modeling of specific variability characteristics. Kernel Density Estimate analysis of our target population performed on SDSS Stripe 82 data suggests our target sample will be 95% pure (meaning 95% of objects we select have genuine luminosity variability of a few magnitudes or more). Our final spectroscopic sample will contain roughly 135,000 quasars and 85,000 stellar variables, approximately 4000 of which will be RR Lyrae stars which may be used as outer Milky Way probes. The variability-selected quasar population has a smoother redshift distribution than a color-selected sample, and variability measurements similar to those we develop here may be used to make more uniform quasar samples in large surveys. The stellar variable targets are distributed fairly uniformly across color space, indicating that TDSS will obtain spectra for a wide variety of stellar variables including pulsating variables, stars with significant chromospheric activity, cataclysmic variables, and eclipsing binaries. TDSS will serve as a pathfinder mission to identify and characterize the multitude of variable objects that will be detected photometrically in even larger variability surveys such as Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

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

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    Heald, George; LOFAR Collaboration

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-08-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

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

  4. Radiological survey results at 4400 Piehl Road, Ottawa Lake, Michigan

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

    1993-04-01

    At the request of the US Department of Energy (DOE), a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a radiological survey at 4400 Piehl Road in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. The survey was performed in September, 1992. The purpose of the survey was to determine if materials containing uranium from work performed under government contract at the former Baker Brothers facility in Toledo, Ohio had been transported off-site to this neighboring area. The radiological survey included surface gamma scans indoors and outdoors, alpha and beta scans inside the house and attached garage, beta-gamma scans of the hard surfaces outside, and the collection of soil, water, and dust samples for radionuclide analyses. Results of the survey demonstrated that the majority of the measurements on the property were within DOE guidelines. However, the presence of isolated spots of uranium contamination were found in two areas where materials were allegedly transported to the property from the former Baker Brothers site. Uranium uptake by persons on the property by ingestion is fairly unlikely, but inhalation is a possibility. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the residential property at 4400 Piehl Road in Ottawa Lake, Michigan be considered for inclusion under FUSRAP.

  5. First Results from the XMM-Newton Slew Survey

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    Andrew Read; Richard Saxton; Pilar Esquej; Michael Freyberg; Bruno Altieri

    2006-10-03

    We have attempted to analyse all the available data taken by XMM-Newton as it slews between targets. This slew survey, the resultant source catalogue and the analysis procedures used are described in an accompanying paper. In this letter we present the initial science results from the survey. To date, detailed source-searching has been performed in three X-ray bands (soft, hard and total) in the EPIC-pn 0.2-12 keV band over ~6300 sq.degrees (~15% of the sky), and of order 4000 X-ray sources have been detected (~55% of which have IDs). A great variety of sources are seen, including AGN, galaxies, clusters and groups, active stars, SNRs, low- and high-mass XRBs and white dwarfs. In particular, as this survey constitutes the deepest ever hard-band 2-12 keV all-sky survey, a large number of hard sources are detected. Furthermore, the great sensitivity and low-background of the EPIC-pn camera are especially suited to emission from extended sources, and interesting spatial structure is observed in many supernova remnants and clusters of galaxies. The instrument is very adept at mapping large areas of the X-ray sky. Also, as the slew survey is well matched to the ROSAT all-sky survey, long-term variability studies are possible, and a number of extremely variable X-ray sources, some possibly due to the tidal disruption of stars by central supermassive black holes, have been discovered.

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

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    Brundage, Gregory C.

    2007-01-01

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

  7. THE LUPUS TRANSIT SURVEY FOR HOT JUPITERS: RESULTS AND LESSONS

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    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

    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.

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

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

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

  9. Initial results from a ROSAT deep survey in Lynx

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

    1992-01-01

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

  10. Electrical stimulation therapy for dysphagia: descriptive results of two surveys.

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    Crary, Michael A; Carnaby-Mann, Giselle D; Faunce, Allison

    2007-07-01

    Given the paucity of objective information on neuromuscular electrical stimulation approaches to dysphagia therapy, and the expanding utilization of this clinical approach, we designed and conducted two surveys to gather large-scale information regarding reported practice patterns, outcomes, complications, and professional perceptions associated with electrical stimulation approaches to dysphagia therapy. Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to 1000 randomly selected speech-language pathologists in each of two groups: (1) clinicians who had completed a formal electrical stimulation training course and were actively using these techniques, and (2) clinicians who were members of Special Interest Division 13 of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Survey responses were anonymous and no incentive to respond was included. Acceptable response rates were achieved for both surveys (47% and 48%). Both groups of respondents were demographically similar and reported similar practice patterns. Stroke was the most common etiology of dysphagia treated with this approach. The majority of respondents identified no specific dysphagia criteria for application of electrical stimulation, used varied behavioral treatment methods, and did not follow patients beyond therapy. Clinicians reported positive outcomes with no treatment-related complications. Satisfaction with this approach was reported to be high among patients and professionals. Clinicians who did not report using these techniques indicated that they were waiting for more objective information on clinical outcomes and safety. Results of these surveys form an initial description of practice patterns and outcomes associated with electrical stimulation approaches to dysphagia therapy. PMID:17318684

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  12. Recent Results from the Chandra Deep Field Surveys

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    Brandt, William

    2008-04-01

    The deepest Chandra surveys continue to deliver fascinating results about active galactic nuclei (AGNs), starburst & normal galaxies, groups & clusters, and large-scale structures in the distant X-ray universe. I will review these surveys and describe some recent results from two of them, the Chandra Deep Field-North and Extended Chandra Deep Field-South. Specifically, I will describe (1) the X-ray-to-optical properties of AGNs probed over wide luminosity and redshift ranges, (2) the obscured AGN content of distant submillimeter galaxies, and (3) the X-ray evolution of non-active late-type and early-type galaxies over the last half of cosmic time. I will also discuss some key outstanding problems and prospects for short-term and long-term advances.

  13. First Results from the Large-Area Lyman Alpha Survey

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    Rhoads, James E.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Dey, Arjun; Stern, Daniel; Spinrad, Hyron; Jannuzi, Buell T.

    2000-12-01

    We report on a new survey for z~4.5 Ly? sources, the Large-Area Lyman Alpha (LALA) survey. Our survey achieves an unprecedented combination of volume and sensitivity by using narrowband filters on the new 81922 pixel CCD Mosaic camera at the 4 m Mayall telescope of Kitt Peak National Observatory. Well-detected sources with flux and equivalent width matching previously known high-redshift Ly? galaxies (i.e., observed equivalent width EW>80 Å 2.6×10-17 ergs cm-2 s-1results from the Keck telescope included three sources meeting our criteria for good Ly? candidates. Of these, one is confirmed as a z=4.52 source, another remains consistent with either z=4.55 or z=0.81, and the third is an [O III] ?5007 emitter at z=0.34. These pilot spectroscopic results suggest that approximately one-third of our good candidates are bona fide Ly? emitters, implying a net density of ~4000 Ly? emitters per square degree per unit redshift.

  14. FIRST RESULTS FROM THE CATALINA REAL-TIME TRANSIENT SURVEY

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    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

    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.

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

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    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Pei, Wang; Guoli, Zhang

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Al Khatib, Jamal M.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Davies, Geraint

    2007-01-01

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

  19. An International Survey of Distance Education and Teacher Training: From Smoke Signals to Satellite.

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    Farkas, Peter, Comp.; And Others

    The articles contained in this report represent a diverse collection of pedagogical issues involved in teacher training at a distance in countries throughout the world. Distance education offers pre-service and in-service teachers with both skills training and an opportunity to complete teacher training programs or degrees. The proliferation of…

  20. Castra J. & Clment P., 2014 -Teachers' conceptions about genetic determinism of human behaviour: a survey in 23 Countries. Science & Education, 23 (2), 417-443.

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    1 Castéra J. & Clément P., 2014 - Teachers' conceptions about genetic determinism of human-012-9494-0) Teachers' Conceptions about the Genetic Determinism of Human Behaviour: A Survey in 23 Countries (Preprint to the genetic determinism of human behaviour. A principal components analysis is used to assess the main trends

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

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    Lee-Tarver, Aleada

    2006-01-01

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

  2. A Comparison of Responses on the Good School Survey by Rural School Teachers and Students of Middle Tennessee at Three School Levels.

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    Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.; And Others

    This paper compares responses of 660 teachers and 3,420 students from 36 schools (23 elementary, 4 middle, 9 secondary), located in 14 rural Tennessee counties, by school level on the Good Schools Survey instruments. Data represent teacher and student perceptions of classroom practices, support services/facilities, commitment, and goal attainment.…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Results of Co-Teaching Instruction to Special Education Teacher Candidates in Tanzania

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    Frey, Laura M.; Kaff, Marilyn S.

    2014-01-01

    This mixed-method descriptive pilot investigation addressed co-teaching as an inclusive school practice for special education teacher candidates at Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in Tanzania. The investigation results, though preliminary, indicate that course content and instruction in co-teaching had a positive impact on the…

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

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    van Klinken, Eduarda

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-07-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-01-01

    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

  10. A Bathymetric Survey of Lake Toba, Indonesia: Further Results

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

    2008-12-01

    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.

  11. Results from a visual survey of all 2712 Abell clusters

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    Struble, Mitchell F.; Rood, Herbert J.

    1987-12-01

    An account is given of three categories of statistically significant results obtained from morphological data in an optical survey of all 2712 Abell clusters cataloged by Struble and Rood (1987). In the first category are found differences in cluster properties of different Rood-Sastry (1971) type; in the second category lies evidence of cluster evolution, namely cD cluster behavior as a function of redshift, changes in the characteristics of the three brightest galaxies with distance and class, and changes in the fractional distribution of Rood-Sastry types with distance class. The final category involves selection effects related to foreground/background superpositions, galaxy surface number density, and luminous cluster members' surface brightness.

  12. Results of microwave oven radiation leakage surveys at Fermilab

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    Miller, T.M.

    1987-01-01

    This report describes the results of routine microwave oven leakage surveys which were conducted at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) between 1974 and 1985. A total of 80 ovens representing 250 oven-years of operation were examined. The mean maximum leakage at any point 5 cm from the surface was 0.20 x/ 3.1 mW/cm/sup 2/. Although there was a great deal of scatter in sequential measurements for individual ovens, it appears that leakage tends to increase with oven age. The mean logarithmic rate of increase for the 55 ovens with usable data was 0.21 per year. Case histories of ovens leaking in excess of the standard were examined, and improvements in leakage monitoring programs are suggested.

  13. The STIS parallel survey: Introduction and first results

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

    1997-01-01

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

  14. Self-Presentation Bias in Surveys of Teachers' Educational Technology Practices

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    Kopcha, Theodore J.; Sullivan, Howard

    2007-01-01

    This study investigated self-presentation bias in the self-reports of teachers about their practices in six topic areas in educational technology (Instructional Design, Assessment, Learner-Centered Instruction, Curriculum Alignment, Attitudes about Computers, and Use of Computers with Students). Subjects were 50 middle-school teachers. Data were…

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

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    Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

    2014-01-01

    This work analyses the answers to a questionnaire from 8,285 in-service and pre-service teachers from 23 countries, elaborated by the Biohead-Citizen research project, to investigate teachers' conceptions related to the genetic determinism of human behaviour. A principal components analysis is used to assess the main trends in all the…

  16. Survey of Factors that Stress Science Teachers and an Examination of Coping Strategies.

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    Okebukola, Peter Akinsola; Jegede, Olugbemiro J.

    Science teacher stress is a topic that has attracted only a few studies in recent years. The itemized scores of 206 respondents to the 40-item Science Teacher Stress Inventory were pooled and ranked. The top six stressors were found in descending order: (1) Difficulty in obtaining equipment and materials for teaching science effectively; (2)…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Keser, Hafize; Cetinkaya, Levent

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Pre-Service ELT Teachers' Attitudes towards Computer Use: A Turkish Survey

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    Sariçoban, Arif

    2013-01-01

    Problem Statement: Computer technology plays a crucial role in foreign/second language (L2) instruction, and as such, L2 teachers display different attitudes towards the use of computers in their teaching activities. It is important to know what attitudes these teachers hold towards the use of computers and whether they have these varying…

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

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    Hobson, Margaret

    2010-10-12

    Roles Survey as a part of their application to participate and then again one year after their ITS Center participation. Their primary leadership roles were to serve as a source of knowledge and a generator of new ideas for their fellow teachers...

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

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

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

  2. Results of the Coastal Pacific Whiting, Merluccius productus, Surveys in 1977 and 1980

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    Results of the Coastal Pacific Whiting, Merluccius productus, Surveys in 1977 and 1980 MARTIN O' 11~ 00' Figure 1. - Areas surveyed in 1977 and 1980, and INPFC statistical areas by which survey data bottom trawl survey was located in that depth stratum. (34°08'N) to Kyuquot Sound, Van- couver Island (50

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

  4. Exploring Turkish Pre-Service Science Education Teachers' Understanding of Educational Technology and Use

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    Turkmen, Hakan; Pedersen, Jon E.; McCarty, Robbie

    2007-01-01

    Helping prospective teachers become more knowledgeable and skilled in the use of technology in education is an important goal of today's teacher preparation programs. This article reports the results of a survey, "Pre-service Teacher Technology Survey: technology usage and needs of science educators", that determined pre-service science education…

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

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

    2001-09-24

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

  6. NSTA Conducts Nuclear Energy Survey for AIF

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    Science Teacher, 1972

    1972-01-01

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

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

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    Ali Demirci

    2008-01-01

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

  8. Public School Teacher Attrition and Mobility in the First Five Years: Results from the First through Fifth Waves of the 2007-08 Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study. First Look. NCES 2015-337

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    Gray, Lucinda; Taie, Soheyla

    2015-01-01

    This First Look report provides selected findings from all five waves of the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS) along with data tables and methodological information. The BTLS follows a sample of public elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), and whose first year of…

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

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    Waldron, H

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

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

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

    2000-06-01

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

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

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

    2002-09-11

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Pathways to the Profession Survey 2008: Report and Results

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    Spencer, Sarah E.; Kreutzer, Kim; Shallenberger, David

    2008-01-01

    "Pathways to the Profession" has been a multi-tiered project that has looked at the profession of education abroad and the individuals who serve in the profession. The first Pathways survey was conducted by Dr. Joe Brockington of Kalamazoo College. The first survey analyzed how people came to the field of education abroad, what knowledge and…

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

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    Kaskaya, Alper

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    1994-01-01

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

  16. Survey Results of Pain Treatments in Adults with Cerebral Palsy

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2000-01-01

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

  18. First Nations women's mental health: results from an Ontario survey.

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    MacMillan, Harriet L; Jamieson, Ellen; Walsh, Christine A; Wong, Maria Y-Y; Faries, Emily J; McCue, Harvey; MacMillan, Angus B; Offord, David Dan R

    2008-06-01

    The mental health of Canada's Aboriginal women has received little scholarly attention. This paper describes the mental health of First Nations women living on reserve in Ontario and compares these findings with results from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). Reserve communities were randomly selected within urban, rural, remote and special access regions. Depression was measured by the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Alcohol use and health services utilization questions were identical to those used in the NPHS. Compared with NPHS women, First Nations women reported significantly higher rates of depression (18% vs 9%) but significantly lower rates of alcohol use (55% vs 74% reported drinking in the last year), although significantly greater proportions reported having 5+ drinks on one occasion (43% vs 24%). Given the burden of suffering associated with depression and the twofold risk found here, it is important to examine risk and protective factors specific to First Nations women. The findings of a higher proportion of abstainers, but also a higher proportion of consumers of 5+ drinks among First Nations women relative to NPHS women indicate the need for a more careful investigation, based on community rather than clinical data, of patterns of alcohol use. PMID:18493709

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  20. A Study on Pertinent Influencing Factors on Teachers' Professional Identity

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    Song, Guangwen; Wei, Shuhua

    2007-01-01

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

  1. Teacher beliefs regarding bilingualism in an English medium reading program

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    Viniti Vaish

    2011-01-01

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

  2. Teachers' Opinions about the Use of Body Language

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    Benzer, Ahmet

    2012-01-01

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

  3. Teacher Perceptions of an Online Tutoring Program for Elementary Mathematics

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

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Institutional Conservation Program Evaluation Project: Results of hospital survey pretest

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    Collins, N.E.; Hatfield, B.K.; Kier, P.H.; Sinha, L.S.; Vine, E.L.

    1987-04-01

    As part of a study of energy conservation efforts in schools and hospitals and an evaluation of the Institutional Conservation Program sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), teams from Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and DOE visited 15 hospitals to pretest a survey instrument (in the form of a 10-page questionnaire and a list of definitions) that will be sent to 1800 hospitals to solicit information on their energy consumption, energy conservation activities, and decision-making processes. The pretest had several purposes, including identification of problems in the survey instrument's format and in the wording of instructions and questions. This report covers all aspects of the pretest. Characteristics of the hospitals and of the interviewees are discussed. Pretest procedures are described and responses to some of the survey questions are provided. Narrative summaries of selected interviews, containing informative anecdotes, are included in an appendix, as are technology transfer ideas and the final version of the survey instrument.

  5. Results of a Flight Simulation Software Methods Survey

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    Jackson, E. Bruce

    1995-01-01

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

  6. Results from the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining

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    Mark F. Greskevitch; Shib S. Bajpayee; Janet M. Hale; Dennis W. Groce

    1997-01-01

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)* conducted field surveys for the National Occupational Health Survey of Mining (NOHSM) from May 1984 through August 1989. The main objective of NOHSM was to identify the health-related agents found in the U.S. mining industry, per the U.S. Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977. NOHSM included a total

  7. Preliminary results of the Geoid Slope Validation Survey 2014 in Iowa

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    Wang, Y. M.; Becker, C.; Breidenbach, S.; Geoghegan, C.; Martin, D.; Winester, D.; Hanson, T.; Mader, G. L.; Eckl, M. C.

    2014-12-01

    The National Geodetic Survey conducted a second Geoid Slope Validation Survey in the summer of 2014 (GSVS14). The survey took place in Iowa along U.S Route 30. The survey line is approximately 200 miles long (325 km), extending from Denison, IA to Cedar Rapids, IA. There are over 200 official survey bench marks. A leveling survey was performed, conforming to 1st order, class II specifications. A GPS survey was performed using 24 to 48 hour occupations. Absolute gravity, relative gravity, and gravity gradient measurements were also collected during the survey. In addition, deflections of the vertical were acquired at 200 eccentric survey benchmarks using the Compact Digital Astrometric Camera (CODIAC) camera. This paper presents the preliminary results of the survey, including the accuracy analysis of the leveling data, GPS ellipsoidal heights, and the deflections of the vertical which serves as an independent data set in addition to the GPS/leveling implied geoid heights.

  8. Unequal Access, Unequal Results: Equitable Teacher Distribution in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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    Kumar, Sudipti; Waymack, Nancy

    2014-01-01

    At the request of the Urban League of Miami, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) analyzed the distribution of teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In this paper, the authors examine teacher-level data to determine whether indicators correlated with teacher quality vary across the district based on socioeconomic differences, and…

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

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    Ross, John; Bruce, Catherine

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    James D. Wright

    1981-01-01

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

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

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    E.N. Bailey

    2009-03-18

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

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

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

    1997-01-01

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

  13. Experimental analysis of survey response bias over the internet: Some results from the Retirement Perspectives Survey

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    Daniel McFadden; Joachim Winter

    There is overwhelming empirical evidence that cognitive limitations and social interac- tions lead to biases in responses to survey questions. In addition, there is evidence that some of the underlying processes are moderated by age. The purpose of the Berkeley Internet Virtual Labora- tory (IVLab) is to study these phenomena using experimental surveys conducted over the internet. The internet is

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

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

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

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

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    Davis, Gloria J.

    1991-01-01

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

  16. The VVV Survey of the Milky Way: first year results

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    Minniti, D.; Clariá, J. J.; Saito, R. K.; Hempel, M.; Lucas, P. W.; Rejkuba, M.; Toledo, I.; Gonzalez, O. A.; Alonso-García, J.; Irwin, M. J.; Gonzalez-Solares, E.; Cross, N.; Ivanov, V. D.; Soto, M.; Dékány, I.; Angeloni, R.; Catelan, M.; Amôres, E. B.; Gurovich, S.; Emerson, J. P.; Lewis, J.; Hodgkin, S.; Pietrukowicz, P.; Zoccali, M.; Sale, S. E.; Barbá, R.; Barbuy, B.; Beamin, J. C.; Helminiak, K.; Borissova, J.; Folkes, S. L.; Gamen, R. C.; Geisler, D.; Mauro, F.; Chené, A.-N.; Alonso, M. V.; Gunthardt, G.; Hanson, M.; Kerins, E.; Kurtev, R.; Majaess, D.; Martín, E.; Masetti, N.; Mirabel, I. F.; Monaco, L.; Moni Bidin, C.; Padilla, N.; Rojas, A.; Pietrzynski, G.; Saviane, I.; Valenti, E.; Weidmann, W.; López-Corredoira, M.; Ahumada, A. V.; Aigrain, S.; Arias, J. I.; Bica, E.; Bandyopadhyay, R. M.; Baume, G.; Bedin, L. R.; Bonatto, C.; Bronfman, L.; Carraro, G.; Contreras, C.; Davis, C. J.; de Grijs, R.; Dias, B.; Drew, J. E.; Fariña, C.; Feinstein, C.; Fernández Lajús, E.; Gieren, W.; Goldman, B.; Gosling, A.; Hambly, N. C.; Hoare, M.; Jordán, A.; Kinemuchi, K.; Maccarone, T.; Merlo, D. C.; Mennickent, R. E.; Morelli, L.; Motta, V.; Palma, T.; Popescu, B.; Parisi, M. C.; Parker, Q.; Pignata, G.; Read, M. A.; Ruiz, M. T.; Roman-Lopes, A.; Schreiber, M. R.; Schröder, A. C.; Smith, M.; Sodré, L., Jr.; Stephens, A. W.; Walton, N. A.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Tamura, M.; Tappert, C.; Thompson, M. A.; Vanzi, L.

    The VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) is an ESO public near-IR variability survey that is scanning the Milky Way bulge and an adjacent section of the Galactic mid-plane. The survey will take 1929 hours of observations with the VISTA 4.1-m telescope during five years, covering a billion point sources across an area of 520 sqdeg, including 36 known globular clusters and more than 350 open clusters. The final product will be a deep IR atlas in five passbands (0.9 - 2.5 microns) and a catalogue of more than a million variable point sources.

  17. The CFEPS Kuiper Belt Survey: Strategy and Pre-survey Results

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    R. L. Allen; B. Gladman; J-M Petit; P. Rousselot; O. Moussis; J. J. Kavelaars; A. Campo Bagatin; G. Bernabeu; P. Benavenidez; J. Parker; P. Nicholson; M. Holman; A. Doressoundiram; C. Veillet; H. Scholl; G. Mars

    2005-10-29

    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 $m_R$=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 as the objects progress through the epochs. We then present a small 10-object sample that was tracked in this manner as part of a preliminary survey 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 since CFEPS has a well-documented pointing history with characterized detection efficiencies as a function of magnitude and rate of motion on the sky. Using the pre-survey objects we illustrate the usage of the simulator in modeling the classical Kuiper Belt.

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

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    Johnstone, Christopher J.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

    2009-01-01

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

  20. Survey of North American Bicycle Commuters: Design and Aggregate Results

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    WILLIAM E. MORITZ

    1997-01-01

    Although interest exists in promoting bicycle commuting to help meet air quality and commuter-trip reduction goals, there are virtually no data on bicycle commuters. A comprehensive survey, distributed over the Internet and by mail, of such commuters has been conducted, with 2,374 responses received from all regions of the United States and Canada. Information was gathered in seven categories: about

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

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    Zwaagstra, Lynn

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

  2. Life science payloads planning study integration facility survey results

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

    1976-01-01

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

  3. RESULTS OF A RAPTOR SURVEY IN SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO

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

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

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

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    Bermudez, Diana; ter Maat, Mercedes

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Beachler, Judith A.

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Cersosimo, Robert J.

    1989-01-01

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

  8. Periodicals in Politics: Results from a Swedish Survey.

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    Weibull, Lennart

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

  9. 2006 B100 Quality Survey Results: Milestone Report

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

    2007-05-01

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

  10. The Multimedia Sector in Austria. Results of an Enterprise Survey

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    Norbert Knoll; Michael Peneder; Katharina Warta

    1998-01-01

    Multimedia production is a small but potentially significant factor of structural change in the Austrian economy. A survey of enterprises conducted up until June 1997 furnishes the basis of an empirical assessment of this sector in Austria. 75 of the 450 questionnaires sent out by WIFO and Research Centre Seibersdorf in the spring of 1997 were returned. The article summarizes

  11. Contemporary Counseling Psychology: Results of a National Survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    1986-01-01

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

  12. Can Teachers Lead Teachers?

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    Mihans, Richard

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Winter, Marna K.

    2013-01-01

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

  14. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION TO THE TEACHER

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    TEACHER RECOMMENDATION TO THE TEACHER: Please complete all. __________________________________________________________ Teacher's Name ______________________________ __________________________ Teacher's Telephone Number Teacher's Email Address __________________________________________________________ Teacher's Signature

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2009

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Michael, Joel; McFarland, Jenny

    2011-01-01

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

  18. 20102011 Climate Survey: Results on Common Questions Case Western Reserve University

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    Yang, Sichun

    #12;20102011 Climate Survey: Results on Common Questions Case Western Reserve University Introduction The CWRU Climate Survey was administered in the fall of 2010 to students, faculty, and staff as a way to assess the campus environment. The survey examines a number of issues related to climate

  19. The Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Whaples

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the results of a 2007 policy-views survey of a random sample of members of the American Economic Association. The new survey contains questions about many policy issues not treated by previous surveys. The questions treat such issues as trade restrictions, social insurance for those put out of work by international competition, genetically modified foods, curbside recycling, health

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

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    Sweeney, Sophia Jean

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  2. The Professional Status of Teachers: Some Theoretical Concerns and Ontario Survey

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    Fris, Joe

    1975-01-01

    This paper is designed to help clarify thinking about professionalism and the process of professionalization and to report the status of a study that attempted to assess the professional status of secondary school teachers in Ontario. (Published by Department of Educational Administration, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1) (Author)

  3. Teacher Screening and Selection Processes: A Survey of Nine Winnipeg School Divisions.

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    Young, J.; Elliott, M.

    This research study, still in the data collection stage, analyzes teacher recruitment among nine Winnipeg area school divisions by describing practices and decision-making criteria. The report focuses on three elements in the decision-making process as defined by Lipham--decision stages, decision involvement, and decision content. Data were…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Mativo, John M.; Park, Jae H.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Kahn, Sami; Lewis, Anna R.

    2014-01-01

    Students with disabilities are increasingly included in general education science classrooms and are expected to demonstrate academic proficiency on standardized assessments. Teacher preparation and attitudes have been cited as major factors contributing to either the success or failure of students with disabilities in science. In order to assess…

  8. Preliminary Exploration of the Mental Health Education Competency Survey of Primary and Middle School Head Teachers

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    Liu, Chunyu; Liu, Yanling; Guo, Cheng; Lan, Haiying

    2014-01-01

    Despite a recent focus on the mental health of students, primary and middle school mental health education in China has been hampered by a lack of resources and inadequate professional training. This study assessed the mental health education competency of primary and middle school head teachers using the Mental Health Education Competency…

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

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    Hack, Lisa; Smey, Sue

    1997-01-01

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

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

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    Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre

    2012-07-01

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

  11. Airborne-biogeochemical survey test-case results

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

    1980-01-01

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

  12. Teachers' Beliefs about Neuroscience and Education

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    Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Professional Socialization of Teachers of Sociology

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    Goldsmid, Charles A.

    1976-01-01

    This article discusses the training of college sociology teachers. Included are a literature review on the teaching of sociology, results of a survey on college inservice teacher education in sociology, and reviews of research on college teaching. How the theory and substantive work of sociology contributes to learning to teach sociology is…

  14. A Survey of College Mathematics Professors' Reported Instructional Strategies in Courses in Which Prospective Teachers Enroll

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    Finn, Kelly Frances

    2009-01-01

    The focus of this survey research is on the self-reported instructional strategies of college mathematics professors. Using a modified "Approaches to Teaching Inventory" (ATI-R), the survey employed demographic, Likert scale, rank order, and open-ended items to characterize the instructional strategies of a national sample of college mathematics…

  15. Whole Language: A Survey of Language Arts Approaches in Cass County Michigan Secondary Schools.

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    Barr, Ada M.

    A study investigated whether whole language principles had "seeped" into secondary language arts teaching in Cass County, Michigan by surveying teachers' attitudes. A total of 14 of the 15 language arts teachers in the four secondary schools in the county returned completed surveys. Results indicated that the language arts teachers (1) had…

  16. Results of a national survey on anticoagulation for PTCA.

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    Ferguson, J J; Dohmen, P; Wilson, J M; Vaughn, W K; Khoshnevis, R; Kmonicek, P; McKinney, A A; Plachetka, J R

    1995-06-01

    In order to assess the current practice patterns in the United States for anticoagulation during PTCA, a survey was sent to the ACC membership. A total of 377 surveys from physicians performing PTCA were tabulated; 5 (1.3%) respondents performed < 20 PTCAs/year, 128 (34.0%) performed 20-75 PTCAs/year, 141 (37.4%) performed 75-150 PTCAs/year, 98 (26.0%) performed > 150 PTCAs/year and 5 (1.3%) did not report their volume. Seventy-eight (20.7%) were at university hospitals 153 (40.6%) were at other teaching hospitals, 142 (37.7%) were at non-teaching hospitals and 4 (1.1%) did not report their institutional affiliation. A total of 76.8% of respondents routinely started with a 10,000 U bolus of heparin, while only 3.2% of respondents used only a weight-adjusted heparin bolus. Fifty-nine percent of respondents routinely used intra-procedure heparin infusions, usually 1000 U/hr. Anticoagulation monitoring was used by 92.6% of respondents during PTCA, almost always activated clotting times (ACTs). Of the 335 physicians who used ACTs to guide heparin therapy during PTCA, 59.1% used the Hemochron device, 16.7% used the HemoTec device, and 24.2% did not know which machine they used. Lower volume operators and operators at non-teaching hospitals were more likely not to know the type of ACT machine used. Post-procedure heparin infusions (usually titrated to an aPTT > 2 x control) were used by 70.3% of respondents. Lower volume operators were more likely to use post-procedure heparin infusions. Thus, heparin therapy for PTCA continues to be largely empiric, although the vast majority of cardiologists surveyed use ACT-guided heparin therapy for the procedure.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:10155096

  17. Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale criteria survey results

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

    2009-05-01

    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.

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

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

    2005-01-01

    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

  19. TEC Marketing Survey: Results of the 1981 Statewide Technical College Survey of South Carolina.

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    South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Journalism.

    In 1981, a statewide survey of South Carolina's 16 technical college (TEC) service areas was conducted to pinpoint technical training programs with high and low visibility in order to improve recruitment, retention, and public awareness; to determine how the colleges can best communicate the career options offered; to assess citizen awareness of…

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-05-01

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

  15. Professional Teacher Education Module Series. Prepare for a Community Survey, Module A-1 of Category A--Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This first in a series of eleven learning modules on program planning, development, and evaluation is designed to develop secondary and postsecondary vocational teachers' skills in planning and directing a community survey which will yield information needed for vocational education program planning to meet community labor requirements.…

  16. Professional Teacher Education Modules Series. Conduct a Community Survey, Module A-2 of Category A--Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This second in a series of eleven learning modules on program planning, development, and evaluation is designed to develop secondary and postsecondary vocational teachers' skills in conducting a community survey which will yield information needed for vocational education program planning to meet community labor requirements. Introductory sections…

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

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    Mountziaris, T. J.

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

  18. HIGGS: The Herschel Inner Galaxy Gas Survey, First Results

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    Martin, Christopher L.; HIGGS Team

    2011-01-01

    The Herschel Inner Galaxy Gas Survey (HIGGS) is a Herschel Key Project to use the HIFI and PACS instruments to observe [CII], [NII], [OI], [OIII], and high-J CO emission lines in focused regions near the Galactic Center. By separating and evaluating the distinctly different roles of the central nuclear engine, the Galactic Bar, and dynamical stellar and interstellar feedback mechanisms, HIGGS will provide a high-resolution template for the physical processes in galactic nuclei throughout the local universe, in particular those engaged in starburst activity. In September, we collected our first Herschel spectra and our early analysis shows this region to be even more fascinating than we had anticipated. We look forward to sharing our excitement with the broader astronomical community.

  19. Indonesia 1997: results from the Demographic and Health Survey.

    PubMed

    1999-09-01

    The Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) was conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, State Ministry of Population/National Family Planning Coordinating Board, and Ministry of Health, Jakarta, Indonesia, within the framework of the DHS Program of Macro International. Data from the DHS were collected from 34,255 households and complete interviews were conducted with 28,810 women aged 15-49. The interviews took place between September 1, 1997 and December 31, 1997. The summary statistics presented were taken from the Indonesia country report with exception as noted. Included in this article are table and charts presenting valuable data on Indonesia general characteristics of the population, fertility, contraceptive use, and knowledge about contraception, marital and contraceptive status, infant mortality, and health. PMID:10546316

  20. String-survey results from the CHECKPRO exercise

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    Wright, B.L.

    1994-08-01

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

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

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    Not Available

    1992-05-28

    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.

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

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

    2013-02-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  4. 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.

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    Cavin, Donald C.

    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…

  5. Experiencing antipsychotic discontinuation: results from a survey of Australian consumers.

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    Salomon, C; Hamilton, B; Elsom, S

    2014-12-01

    Despite high reported rates of antipsychotic non-adherence, little is known about consumer experiences during discontinuation. This study was designed to increase understanding of antipsychotic discontinuation from consumer perspectives. In 2011-2012, 98 Australian consumers involved with participating organizations completed an anonymous survey detailing past antipsychotic discontinuation attempts. Of the 88 participants who reported at least one discontinuation attempt, over half (n = 47, 54.7%) reported stopping without clinician knowledge or support. This group was 35% (confidence interval 15.4-54.6%) more likely to stop abruptly than those (n = 41, 45.3%) stopping with clinician support (P = 0.002). Only 10 participants (23.3%) recalled being given information about discontinuation symptoms other than relapse; however, 68 participants (78.2%) reported experiencing a range of discontinuation symptoms including physical, cognitive, emotional, psychotic or sleep-related disturbances. Findings cannot be readily generalized because of sampling constraints. However, the significant number of participants who reported discontinuation symptoms, in addition to psychosis, is consistent with previous research. This study provides new insight into consumer motivations for discontinuation and possible problems in clinical communication that may contribute to frequent non-collaborative discontinuation attempts. Mental health nurses, who play a pivotal role in medication communication events, may benefit from increased awareness of consumer perspectives on this topic. PMID:25298092

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

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    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

    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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  8. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152. 1995. 139 Abstract: A variety of factors influence the results of surveys

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    the results of surveys conducted for Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in the forest. In this paper we examine observer variability and survey station placement as factors influencing murrelet survey be controlled through the sensible placement of survey stations. In order to interpret data from inland surveys

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

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    Agran, Martin; Snow, Kimberly; Swaner, Jayne

    1999-01-01

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

  10. The American College Teacher: National Norms for the 1995-96 HERI Faculty Survey.

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    Sax, Linda J.; And Others

    This report summarizes the highlights of a national survey, part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, which examined college faculty demographic and biographic information, how faculty members spend their time, how they interact with students, their preferred methods of teaching and examining students, their perceptions of the…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  12. LATEST RESULTS OF THE SETHI SURVEY AT ARECIBO

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    Korpela, Eric J.

    . (Werthimer et al. 1997) One bit samples are recorded on 35 GByte DLT tapes (one bit real and one bit spectrum of 5.033 second integration time. The resulting power spectrum is corrected for 1 bit sampling on scales near the beam size. The spectral fitting results in an estimate of the system temperature (in

  13. Teachers' Professional Development. Teachers in Society Series.

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    Hughes, Phillip, Ed.

    This book is the first in a series on teachers and teaching, a result of the Australian Council for Educational Research program of research on teachers. The theme, teachers in society, has been constructed around three broad areas: the context of teaching, teacher education, and teachers' work. The book is divided into 8 chapters as follows: (l)…

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

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

    2011-08-01

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

  15. Energy Education in the Schools. Results of a Survey of the Penetration of Energy Education into the Classroom.

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    White, Janet A.; Fowler, John M.

    Nine years after the 1973 oil embargo and the outpouring of educational materials and strategies developed in response to the energy crisis, the extent and content of energy education in the classroom were assessed. Seven thousand randomly selected teachers and principals were surveyed at the end of the 1981-82 school year (1000 each of elementary…

  16. Childbearing after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: results from an international survey

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    Boyer, Edmond

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

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Yager, Robert E.; Simmons, Patricia

    2013-01-01

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

  19. Self-Confrontation Via Closed-Circuit Television in Teacher Training: Results, Implications and Recommendations.

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    Bierschenk, Bernhard

    Externally mediated self-confrontation by means of closed-circuit television and videotape recording has become a popular technique for letting student teachers discover for themselves the way in which their own behavior influences the teaching processes. This paper not only studies the way in which the student teacher perceives and evaluates his…

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  1. Evaluating Teachers More Strategically: Using Performance Results to Streamline Evaluation Systems. Issue Brief

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    White, Taylor

    2014-01-01

    Teacher evaluation systems introduced by states and school systems in the past several years have focused attention on improving the performance of public school teachers, but they have been cost- and time-intensive, placing a significant burden on states' and districts' resources. In Tennessee, for example, trained evaluators conducted nearly…

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon!--Survey comment from visitor to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon Refuge. Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: Alia Dietsch, U.S. Geological Survey. #12;ii

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon.--Survey comment from visitor to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon of transport long gone.--Survey comment from visitor to DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. DeSoto National

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N is friendly and knowledgeable.--Survey comment from visitor to Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Neal Smith

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Horicon National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon.--Survey comment from visitor to Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon's in his blood.--Survey comment from visitor to Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Big Lake National

  10. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Occoquan Bay and

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Occoquan Bay and Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuges By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don improved every year.--Survey comment from visitor to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Occoquan Bay

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon with me. I listened to the SILENCE. --Survey comment from visitor to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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

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    Istrail, Sorin

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

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

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    E.N. Bailey

    2008-05-06

    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.

  14. The perils of electronic communication: results of a financial services industry survey

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    Paul Johns

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – This article discusses the perils of electronic communication, the regulators' response to its proliferation, the findings of a recent survey by Orchestria, and the traditional solutions most companies are adopting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Discusses results of a survey that illustrates the uncontrollable nature of electronic communication; recent financial services regulations concerning document retention, activity supervision, and communication approval; archiving

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

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    Casey, John M.

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

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

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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This report presents a first look at results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. The report presents national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol,…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

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

  19. First results from a marine controlled-source electromagnetic survey to detect gas hydrates offshore Oregon

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    Key, Kerry

    sounding at Hydrate Ridge, Oregon, USA, in August, 2004. Electromagnetic fields transmitted by a deepFirst results from a marine controlled-source electromagnetic survey to detect gas hydrates electromagnetic surveys have the potential to provide an estimate of the total hydrate volume fraction more

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

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    Damian C. Adams; Alison E. Adams

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Rice Lake National--my kids still talk about it.--Survey comment from visitor to Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Rice Lake and Holly M. Miller Rice Lake NWR offers a lot of opportunities to experience wildlife up close. We had

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

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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Hendricks, Arthur; Wang, Jian

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Necedah National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon.--Survey comment from visitor to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit

  5. University College London Staff survey 2013: results presentation

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    University College London

    ;Agenda · Headline results · Employee engagement · Key drivers of engagement within UCL · Other key themes throughout the presentation in relation to the key themes. Open comments 9 #12;Employee Engagement with UCL 11 #12;Academics are the most engaged employees. · There is still a significant difference

  6. COMPUGRAPH II: A Survey of Research Goals and Main Results

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    Pentus, Mati

    the evolution of graphical structures. Therefore, graph transformations become attractive as a ``programming of the main aims and results of the ESPRIT Basic Research Working Group COMPUTING BY GRAPH TRANSFORMATION II, 1992 ­ 1996, following up the first phase of COMPUGRAPH, 1989 ­ 1992. The research goals and main

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  8. Biotyping of Candida albicans: results of an international collaborative survey.

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    Odds, F C; Auger, P; Krogh, P; Neely, A N; Segal, E

    1989-01-01

    An agar plate system for biotyping isolates of Candida albicans was evaluated in four laboratories for 18 coded yeast isolates, each tested in triplicate on duplicate series of agar plates. The results showed that the biotyping system gave excellent intralaboratory reproducibility. However, because the concordance of data among laboratories was poor, the method must be regarded as suitable only for research applications and not for routine use. PMID:2671015

  9. Investigating teachers' educational beliefs in Chinese primary schools: socioeconomic and geographical perspectives

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    Guoyuan Sang; Martin Valcke; Johan van Braak; Jo Tondeur

    2009-01-01

    This empirical study explores the nature of and profiles in primary teachers' educational beliefs in the Chinese educational settings. A survey of 820 primary school teachers was conducted using a questionnaire focusing on teachers' traditional and constructivist beliefs about teaching and learning. Analysis of variance and cluster analysis were applied. Results show that gender and subject domain affect traditional educational

  10. Beginning Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs of Subject Matter and Instructional Actions Documented over Time

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    Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy

    2009-01-01

    In this study we report the results of survey research that collected responses of an identical sample (31 beginning mathematics and science teachers, elementary and middle school level) that graduated from a reform-based mathematics and science teacher preparation program, the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation (MCTP). Our aim was to…

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

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    Shaunessy, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Deng, Meng

    2008-01-01

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

  13. Beginning Secondary Teachers in PNG: Family Background, Choice of Subject and the Curriculum Needs of Schools

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    Palmer, W. P.

    1985-01-01

    Some results from the 1982 New Teachers survey will be related to the teacher training programme at Goroka Teachers college. These will be put in the context of the subject courses run at G.T.C. and the subjects taught in secondary schools. Indications of who chooses to teach and why will be found by examining the sociological background of the…

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

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    Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan

    2014-01-01

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

  15. Preservice Teachers' Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008 to 2012

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    Hughes, Joan E.; Ko, Yujung; Lim, Mihyun; Liu, Sa

    2015-01-01

    This four-year, cross-sectional study, situated in one U.S. university, investigated 206 preservice teachers' use of social network services (SNS) in teacher preparation and their disposition toward using it in their future teaching. Using descriptive survey methodology, results revealed nearly all preservice teachers used a general SNS (e.g.,…

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

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    Preston, Lou

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Results of the radiological survey at Two Mile Creek, Tonawanda, New York (TNY002)

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

    1997-08-01

    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.

  18. Interpreting household survey data intended to measure insecticide-treated bednet coverage: results from two surveys in Eritrea

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    Eisele, Thomas P; Macintyre, Kate; Yukich, Josh; Ghebremeskel, Tewolde

    2006-01-01

    Background As efforts are currently underway to roll-out insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) to populations within malarious areas in Africa, there is an unprecedented need for data to measure the effectiveness of such programmes in terms of population coverage. This paper examines methodological issues to using household surveys to measure core Roll Back Malaria coverage indicators of ITN possession and use. Methods ITN coverage estimates within Anseba and Gash Barka Provinces from the 2002 Eritrean Demographic and Health Survey, implemented just prior to a large-scale ITN distribution programme, are compared to estimates from the same area from a sub-national Bednet Survey implemented 18 months later in 2003 after the roll-out of the ITN programme. Results Measures of bednet possession were dramatically higher in 2003 compared to 2002. In 2003, 82.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) 77.4–87.0) of households in Anseba and Gash Barka possessed at least one ITN. RBM coverage indicators for ITN use were also dramatically higher in 2003 as compared to 2002, with 76.1% (95% CI 69.9–82.2) of children under five years old and 52.4% (95% CI 38.2–66.6) of pregnant women sleeping under ITNs. The ITN distribution programme resulted in a gross increase in ITN use among children and pregnant women of 68.3% and 48% respectively. Conclusion Eritrea has exceeded the Abuja targets of 60% coverage for ITN household possession and use among children under five years old within two malarious provinces. Results point to several important potential sources of bias that must be considered when interpreting data for ITN coverage over time, including: disparate survey universes and target populations that may include non-malarious areas; poor date recall of bednet procurement and treatment; and differences in timing of surveys with respect to malaria season. PMID:16677379

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

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    Ganser, Tom

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

  20. Generalizing Observational Study Results: Applying Propensity Score Methods to Complex Surveys

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

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Survey of results from Brookhaven Experiment 802 at the AGS

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

    1989-01-01

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

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

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    O'Neil, Deborah O.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Clark, Jessica Saiter

    2008-08-13

    OBJECTIVE. This study investigated the similarities and differences between parent and teacher report on the Sensory Profile and the Sensory Profile School Companion (School Companion). METHOD. Using data gathered during the standardization...

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

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    Wade C. Adams

    2006-10-25

    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.

  5. Educator's Guide to Effective Special Education Materials (As Reported through the Indiana Teacher-Initiated Material Evaluation [TIME] Project).

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    Ash, Paul

    Results of the Indiana TIME (Teacher Initiated Materials Evaluation) Project are presented to assist teachers and administrators with instructional materials selection. Teachers were surveyed about materials they owned, used on a daily basis, and believed effective. The resulting guide is separated into the following sections (title and publisher…

  6. Changes to a Chinese pre?service language teacher education program: analysis, results and implications

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    Suxian Zhan

    2008-01-01

    The current nation?wide reform of Chinese primary and secondary education prompted an empirical research project, “An empirical investigation of in?service English teachers1 in primary and secondary schools and a study of a pre?service language teacher education program”, conducted at Baoding, China. This project is considered as potentially relevant to other Chinese and Asian nations that are engaged in the transformation

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

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

    1992-07-01

    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.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  9. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION TO THE TEACHER

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    TEACHER RECOMMENDATION TO THE TEACHER: Please complete all of the following sections before. __________________________________________________________ Teacher's Name ______________________________ __________________________ Teacher's Telephone Number Teacher's Email Address __________________________________________________________ Teacher's Signature

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

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    Scott, Caitlin; Parsley, Danette

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-04-01

    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

  12. Developing Tomorrow's Music Teachers Today.

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    Bergee, Martin J.; Demorest, Steven M.

    2003-01-01

    Highlights the results of a survey that examined what influenced young people to select music education as a career. Provides suggestions for recruiting future music teachers during high school, such as providing opportunities to teach or encourage greater participation of underrepresented students. (CMK)

  13. Health practice correlates in three adult age groups: results from two community surveys.

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    Rakowski, W; Lefebvre, R C; Assaf, A R; Lasater, T M; Carleton, R A

    1990-01-01

    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. PMID:2120725

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

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

    2011-05-01

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

  15. A Study of Teachers, Principals, and Tenure.

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    Kersten, Thomas; Brandfon, Frances

    1988-01-01

    A survey of teachers and principals in North Cook County, Illinois, explored tenure issues related to teacher performance, professional image, job security, and teacher welfare. Although a majority of teachers and principals agreed that tenure inhibits dismissal of below-average teachers, 54 percent of teachers favored keeping tenure, and 69…

  16. LibQUAL+ Spring 2014 Survey Institution Results: University of Kansas Libraries

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    Association of Research Libraries

    2014-01-01

    in reports describing your users’ desired, perceived, and minimum expectations of service. What are the origins of the LibQUAL+® survey? The LibQUAL+® survey evolved from a conceptual model based on the SERVQUAL instrument, a popular tool for Page 7 of 106...://www.libqual.org Copyright © 2014 Association of Research Libraries Page 2 of 106 LibQUAL+® 2014 Survey Results - University of Kansas Libraries This notebook contains information from the 2014 administration of the LibQUAL+® protocol. The material on the following pages...

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

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    Lacy, Bob

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  19. News Competition: Physics Olympiad hits Thailand Report: Institute carries out survey into maths in physics at university Event: A day for everyone teaching physics Conference: Welsh conference celebrates birthday Schools: Researchers in Residence scheme set to close Teachers: A day for new physics teachers Social: Network combines fun and physics Forthcoming events

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2011-09-01

    Competition: Physics Olympiad hits Thailand Report: Institute carries out survey into maths in physics at university Event: A day for everyone teaching physics Conference: Welsh conference celebrates birthday Schools: Researchers in Residence scheme set to close Teachers: A day for new physics teachers Social: Network combines fun and physics Forthcoming events

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

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    Klein, Stephen P.; And Others

    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…

  1. Art Curriculum Influences: A National Survey

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    La Porte, Angela M.; Speirs, Peg; Young, Bernard

    2008-01-01

    This article is the result of an empirical study that attempts to discern the extent to which certain factors might influence current curriculum content taught by K-12 art teachers in the United States with 0 to 7 years of teaching experience. Data were collected from a sample of 437 art teachers' completion of a survey instrument with…

  2. Perspectives: Mentoring New Teachers

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    Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Lee, Michele H.

    2008-01-01

    Beginning teachers have much to learn about teaching (Odell 1990), including navigating their own classrooms and learning new school procedures and policies. Mentors can assist beginning teachers in making the difficult transition from student to teacher. Smith and Ingersoll (2004) examined data from a national survey and found that beginning…

  3. What Helps Beginning Teachers?

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    Gilbert, Linda

    2005-01-01

    The data received from a survey conducted in six Georgia school districts, partners in the Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program (GSTEP) is examined and used to help create support and professional development for new teachers. The building of collaborative structures that offer new teachers the chance to interact with more experienced…

  4. IDAHO TEACHER MOBILITY--1965.

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    ORLICH, DONALD C.; AND OTHERS

    WITH IMPROVED CLASSROOM TEACHING AS A MAJOR GOAL, RESPONSES FROM 717 TEACHERS (72.7 PERCENT OF THE 929 SURVEYED) WERE ANALYZED TO DETERMINE CAUSES OF IDAHO'S RELATIVELY HIGH RATE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER MOBILITY AND TO RECOMMEND MEASURES PROMOTING TEACHER RETENTION. BASED UPON SIX CONTRIBUTING FACTORS--ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC,…

  5. Gender, Salaries, and Career: American Teachers, 1900-1910.

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    Rury, John L.

    1986-01-01

    Reviews Lotus Coffman's 1911 survey showing surprising parity in men and women teachers' salaries. Women's inability or unwillingness to work after marriage resulted in distinctive male and female career paths in education. Women, relegated to their "real" careers as wives and mothers, did not remain teachers long enough to compete for…

  6. How Young Teachers Experience Their Professional Work in Chile

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    Avalos, Beatrice; Aylwin, Pilar

    2007-01-01

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

  7. Developing Professional Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program.

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    Jonson, Kathleen; Hodges, Caryl

    This paper reports on the development and utilization of the professional portfolio in the University of San Francisco's (California) teacher education program. It reviews the rationale and guidelines for using this performance-based teacher assessment model, reports the results of a survey of 45 recent credential program graduates' use of the…

  8. Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Teacher Shortage in California. Position Paper.

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    Salamanca, Anthony J.

    This position paper gives the results of informal surveys carried out by the Bilingual-Bicultural Task Force of the California State Department of Education. Only 60 to 65% of the teachers in the state bilingual programs are judged bilingual and 50% bilingual-biliterate. Almost all of the teacher aides are judged bilingual, and a large percentage…

  9. A Causal Model of Teacher Acceptance of Technology

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  11. Strategies in Home and School Collaboration among Early Education Teachers

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    Hirsto, Laura

    2010-01-01

    In this study, the strategies teachers use in home and school collaboration were surveyed. The subjects were early education teachers in Helsinki, Finland. Questionnaires were used for the data collection. Factor analysis resulted in the extraction of six strategy types. Strategies representing parents as the recipients of information were most…

  12. University Teacher Educators' Research Engagement: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia

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    Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Teachers' Views on Computer Use in Elementary and Secondary Schools.

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    Bulletin OERI, 1986

    1986-01-01

    This report presents the results of the School Utilization Study (SUS) sponsored by the Center for Statistics and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 1982-83, which surveyed a sample of 2,700 teachers from schools across the nation to obtain information both on ways in which computers are being used by teachers in public and private…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Results of the radiological survey at 136 West Central Avenue (MJ030), Maywood, New Jersey

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

    1989-02-01

    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.

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

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

    1995-07-01

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

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

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

    2014-09-01

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

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

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    Getnet M Kassie; Damen H Mariam; Amy O Tsui

    2008-01-01

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

  19. Collaborative learning in pre?service teacher education: an exploratory study on related conceptions, self?efficacy and implementation

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    Ilse Ruys; Hilde Van Keer; Antonia Aelterman

    2010-01-01

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

  20. Scrambling the Nest Egg: How Well Do Teachers Understand Their Pensions, and What Do They Think about Alternative Pension Structures?

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    DeArmond, Michael; Goldhaber, Dan

    2010-01-01

    In this article we focus on two questions: How well do teachers understand their current pension plans, and what do they think about alternative plan structures? The data come from administrative records and a 2006 survey of teachers in Washington State. The results suggest that Washington's teachers are fairly knowledgeable about their pensions,…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Girls' interactions with teachers in mixed physics classes: results of classroom observation

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    Keith S. Taber

    1992-01-01

    An observation schedule was developed to find out if girls have less interaction with teachers than boys in physics lessons. The schedule was intended to be used by a single observer with pencil and paper. It was also intended that the analysis of the data collected should be as straightforward as possible, without the need for video or audio playback,

  4. Validation of the National Teacher Examination Core Battery and Specialty Area Tests: Standard Setting Results.

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    Petry, John R.

    This paper is a report of a study designed to develop recommendations on minimum qualifying scores for National Teacher Examinations (NTE) that are valid for certification and endorsement in Tennessee. The functions performed in the review of the NTE Core Battery and Specialty Area tests were conceptualized as panel activities. The number of…

  5. Student Experiences with Media Resources: Results of an Academic Media Center Student Patron Survey

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    Laskowski, Mary S.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  6. Work related risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints in the nursing profession: results of a questionnaire survey

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    J A Engels; J W van der Gulden; T F Senden; B van't Hof

    1996-01-01

    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

  7. Preparing Teachers for Diverse Learners: Assessing Teacher Candidates' Dispositions

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    Northington, Vera Ann

    2011-01-01

    The National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) recommended teacher preparation programs measure teacher candidates' disposition toward diverse learners. The conduction of the quantitative cross-sectional survey design utilized the Quick Discrimination Index Survey (QDI), a Likert-type tool that used reversed or negatively…

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  9. Design, Delivery, and Results of the Earth and Space Science Partnership Teacher Professional Development Program

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    Palma, Christopher; Flarend, A.; Petula, J.; Richards, M. T.; Spotts, H.; McDonald, S.; Furman, T.

    2013-01-01

    The Earth and Space Science Partnership (ESSP) is a collaboration among Penn State scientists and science educators with seven school districts across Pennsylvania. Part of the multi-faceted ESSP effort includes long-term professional development that is built around annual summer workshops for middle grades teachers in several content areas, including Solar System astronomy. Our project was initially funded for five years (we are in year 3 now), so teachers remain engaged with the ESSP for longer than many professional development programs. This project duration allows us to implement several methods for building on the summer workshops: (1) Teachers are able to repeat workshops in a content area more than once, which means that in most of our workshops we have a mix of veteran teachers and those new to the program, (2) three meetings are held throughout the school year where all partners revisit the content and pedagogy from the summer, and (3) the teachers are encouraged and supported in their own efforts to create learning communities in their districts that meet more frequently. In this poster, we report on our efforts to impact the teaching of Earth and Space Science by offering a professional development program designed around coherent content storylines and a claims/evidence/reasoning (CER) framework. We will present the storyline from our summer 2012 astronomy workshop and samples of the CER activities that were developed to align with pieces of the storyline. Finally, we will discuss how aspects of the storyline / CER approach are being implemented in the sixth grade curriculum of one of our partner school districts, the Bellefonte Area School District. We gratefully acknowledge support from the NSF from a Targeted Math Science Partnership award DUE#0962792.

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

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    Dean, Effie J.

    2010-01-01

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

  11. A Survey of Turkish Pre-Service Science Teachers' Attitudes toward the Environment

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    Özsoy, Sibel

    2012-01-01

    Problem Statement: Increasing global population and unrestrained consumption of natural resources has resulted in increasing pollution, poor air and water quality and the extinction of animal and plant species. Today, environmental problems are experienced worldwide and threatening the continuity of human life. For the sake of human beings,…

  12. The Primary School in the Community. A Survey of Teacher, Student and Parent Attitudes. ACER Occasional Paper No. 8.

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    Fitzgerald, R. T.

    Three separate but related questionnaires were administered to the primary teachers, students in grade 6, and their parents in a predominantly rural Australian school district, to learn how each of the groups saw the role of the primary school. The study revealed serious differences in attitude between teachers and parents, as well as between…

  13. Identification of Elementary Teachers' Risk for Stress and Vocational Concerns Using the National Schools and Staffing Survey

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    Lambert, Richard G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Fitchett, Paul G.; Lineback, Sally; Reiser, Jenson

    2015-01-01

    Transactional models of stress suggest that elementary teachers who appraise classroom demands as higher than classroom resources are more vulnerable to stress and likely to experience vocational concerns. Previous research using the Classroom Appraisal of Resources and Demands (CARD), a measure designed to assess teacher perceptions of classroom…

  14. Quessada M.P. & Clment P., 2011 The origin of humankind: a survey of school textbooks and teachers' conceptions in 14 countries. In A. Yarden & G.S. Carvalho (eds), Authenticity

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Quessada M.P. & Clément P., 2011 ­ The origin of humankind: a survey of school textbooks-307. THE ORIGINS OF HUMANKIND: A SURVEY OF SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AND TEACHERS' CONCEPTIONS IN 14 COUNTRIES Marie, Halkia and Skordoulis (2007) specified that, in Greece, from 1983 until 2000 "the evolution of humankind

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

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    Hill, Jason G.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Campbell, CA; Horvath, AR

    2012-01-01

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

  17. ESTABLISHING A SOUTHERN SIERRA MEADOWS IMPORTANT BIRD AREA: RESULTS FROM MEADOW SURVEYS AT STANISLAUS, SIERRA, AND SEQUOIA NATIONAL

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    DeSante, David F.

    ESTABLISHING A SOUTHERN SIERRA MEADOWS IMPORTANT BIRD AREA: RESULTS FROM MEADOW SURVEYS Station, CA 94956-1346 January 24, 2002 #12;i Table of Contents Introduction 1 Survey Methods 5 Candidate Meadow Selection 11 Survey Results 12 Yosemite National Park 12 Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park 13

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

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    Aritomi, Paola; Coopersmith, Jared; Gruber, Kerry

    2009-01-01

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

  19. Exploring Novice Teachers' Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Teacher Unionism

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    Pogodzinski, Ben; Jones, Nathan

    2014-01-01

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

  20. Translating knowledge to attitude: a survey on the perception of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation among dental students in Universiti Sains Malaysia and school teachers in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

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    Chew, K S; Yazid, M N A; Kamarul, B A; Rashidi, A

    2009-09-01

    This voluntary, anonymous questionnaire survey was performed to assess the willingness of Basic Life Support (BLS) participants to perform bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A total of 55 dental students and 73 school teachers were assessed on their willingness to perform bystander CPR after completion of their BLS training. In general, only 29.0% of the total 128 participants said that they would offer to perform CPR under any cardiac arrest condition and 69.0% said that they would just offer to call the ambulance but they would not offer to perform CPR. When analyzed separately, only 16.4% of school teachers said that they would perform CPR as compared to 45.5% of dental students (p < 0.001). Knowing how to perform CPR does not necessarily translate into willingness to perform CPR. PMID:20527268

  1. Radiological verification survey results at 898 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Wayne, New Jersey (WJ004V)

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    Rodriguez, R.E.; Johnson, C.A.

    1995-05-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) conducted remedial action during 1993 at the Pompton Plains Railroad Spur and eight vicinity properties in the Wayne and Pequannock Townships in New Jersey as part of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). These properties are in the vicinity of the DOE-owned Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), formerly the W.R. Grace facility. The property at 898 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, New Jersey is one of these vicinity properties. At the request of DOE, a team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted an independent radiological verification survey at this property. The purpose of the survey, conducted between September and December 1993, was to confirm the success of the remedial actions performed to remove any radioactive materials in excess of the identified guidelines. The verification survey included surface gamma scans and gamma readings at one meter, beta-gamma scans, and the collection of soil and debris samples for radionuclide analysis. Results of the survey demonstrated that all radiological measurements on the property at 898 Black Oak Ridge Road were within applicable DOE guidelines. Based on the results of the remedial action data and confirmed by the verification survey data, the portions of the site that had been remediated during this action successfully meet the DOE remedial action objectives.

  2. Craniopharyngioma: Results of Survey of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery

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    Robert A. Sanford

    1994-01-01

    The best management of craniopharyngioma in children remains a controversial subject for pediatric neurosurgeons. The results of a survey completed by 11 pediatric neurosurgeons documenting outcome in 139 children is presented. There were 21 children treated with limited surgery and irradiation with a good outcome in 83%. One hundred twelve underwent an attempt at gross total resection, 30 of whom

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

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    Diane Rae Davis; Lisa Avery

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller This refuge is unique because of the opportunity to see migrating gray whales

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz to Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Photo

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N Island National Wildlife Refuge. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: U.S. Fish

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller My husband and I thoroughly enjoy every trip we take to this refuge

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller My wife and I try to get out into nature at least twice a month. ...Our Refuge trips

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller For me, the refuge is special in that I can't afford to pay for lease land

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon year round. Users are friendly and respectful of each other and the refuge, almost without exceptions

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller This refuge would be worthwhile just for the number of different birds alone, but when

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller This refuge has an abundance of wildlife. It has been a great pleasure

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller I love this refuge. We visit often--sometimes every day when babies

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller The refuge provides a unique opportunity to see how the reclaimed

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon National Wildlife Refuge. Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon Refuge. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: Tom Koerner/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. #12

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Patuxent Research Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller We really enjoy our visits to the Refuge. We hike, watch birds, and visit the exhibit

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller This refuge offers a quiet, peaceful, and natural setting. It allows so many

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon visitor to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Photo credit: U.S. Fish

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for the McGregor District, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch and Fish Refuge. Photo credit: Hailey Sample/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. #12;ii Contents

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Parker River National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is a great resource, and a good example

  2. National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Lower Klamath and

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller [This refuge] offers one of the most impressive number

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller I try to visit this refuge annually; it is a favorite family spot

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for McNary National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N. Solomon and Holly M. Miller This Refuge is one of the most unique places to experience nature in its raw state. I

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Vilhelm Verendel

    2009-01-01

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

  7. On the Integration of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) by Canadian Mathematicians: Results of a National Survey

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    Buteau, Chantal; Jarvis, Daniel H.; Lavicza, Zsolt

    2014-01-01

    In this article, we outline the findings of a Canadian survey study (N = 302) that focused on the extent of computer algebra systems (CAS)-based technology use in postsecondary mathematics instruction. Results suggest that a considerable number of Canadian mathematicians use CAS in research and teaching. CAS use in research was found to be the…

  8. Public Perceptions about Father Involvement: Results of a Statewide Household Survey

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    Andrews, Arlene Bowers; Luckey, Irene; Bolden, Errol; Whiting-Fickling, Judith; Lind, Katherine A.

    2004-01-01

    This study of social norms regarding expectations of fathers describes public perceptions based on a statewide, random household telephone survey of 1,010 adults. The results indicate strong public support for community expectations about father's time with child as communicated through workplace provision of paternal leave and flextime, although…

  9. Survey results regarding telecommunications connectivity in manufacturing firms in Arizona and Sonora (Mexico)

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    Blanca E. Lara Enriguez; Lorenia Velázquez Contreras; S. Alvaro Bracamonte

    1996-01-01

    A survey of manufacturing firms in Arizona and Sonora (Mexico) was performed as part of a binational regional economic development effort. Their connectivity to data telecommunications was measured to find ways to accelerate regional economic development and regional integration. This report summarizes the methodology, results, and implications of the study.

  10. White-tailed Deer Management Employee Survey Results and Path Forward

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    White-tailed Deer Management Employee Survey Results and Path Forward Community Advisory Council Timothy M. Green #12;2 Quick History Mid-1980s ­ Onsite hunting suspended 1997 ­ Deer population estimated begin 2003 ­ Management discussions seek "Regional Approach" to deer management 2007 ­ Issue

  11. Education for Collection Management: Results of a Survey of Educators and Practitioners.

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    Budd, John M.; Bril, Patricia L.

    1994-01-01

    Presents results of a survey of collection development librarians and collection development educators regarding the importance of specific aspects of education for collection development; where the locus of education should be; and which journals respondents read to keep up with collection development issues. (10 references) (KRN)

  12. Factors Influencing Service-Learning Utilization in Social Work: Results from an Online Survey of Faculty

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    Cronley, Courtney; Madden, Elissa; Davis, Jaya; Preble, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    The current study (N = 209) explored service-learning utilization in social work education by examining the influence of personal and institutional characteristics, perceived barriers, and beliefs about service-learning outcomes. Results of an online survey of social work educators showed that neither personal nor institutional characteristics…

  13. Squid Catches Resulting From Trawl Surveys off the Southeastern United States

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

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

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    National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey 2010/2011: Individual Refuge Results for William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge By Natalie R. Sexton, Alia M. Dietsch, Andrew W. Don Carlos, Lynne Koontz, Adam N checked off many birds on our bird list at Finley. We enjoy seeing the elk herd right in front of us

  15. Compliance with recommended infection control procedures among Canadian dentists: Results of a national survey

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    Gillian M. McCarthy; John J. Koval; John K. MacDonald

    1999-01-01

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate compliance with recommended infection control (IC) practices by dentists in Canada in 1995. Design: A mailed survey of a stratified random sample of dentists (N = 6444), with 3 follow-up attempts. Weighted analyses included multiple logistic regression to identify the best predictors of “excellent” compliance (18 items). Results: The adjusted response

  16. Bullying in Middle Schools: Results from a Four-School Survey

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    Pergolizzi, Fabianna; Richmond, Darren; Macario, Samantha; Gan, Zoe; Richmond, Charlotte; Macario, Everly

    2009-01-01

    The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when…

  17. Bullying in Middle Schools: Results from a Four-School Survey

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    Fabianna Pergolizzi; Darren Richmond; Samantha Macario; Zoe Gan; Charlotte Richmond; Everly Macario

    2009-01-01

    The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when they

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

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

  19. Post-Graduation Survey Results 2013 Tepper School of Business/Dietrich College

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    Post-Graduation Survey Results 2013 Tepper School of Business/Dietrich College Economics Economics Quantitative Analyst Washington DC Arthur D. Little Research Assistant Seoul South Korea Capital One Business Analyst New York NY Risk Analyst New York NY Deloitte Tax Consultant Washington DC Direct Marketing

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

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    Graham Miller

    2001-01-01

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