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  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. Violence Directed against Teachers: Results from a National Survey

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

    2014-01-01

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

  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. Arizona Teacher Working Conditions: Designing Schools for Educator and Student Success. Results of the 2006 Phase-In Teacher Working Conditions Survey

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    Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

    2006-01-01

    Many schools across the country face persistent teacher working condition challenges that are closely related to high teacher turnover rates and chronic difficulties in recruiting and retaining teachers. Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) research examining working conditions survey results in both North Carolina and South Carolina demonstrates…

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

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Taie, Soheyla; Riddles, Minsun

    2014-01-01

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


  6. WCPSS Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results: 2011-12. Data Trends. D&A Report No.12.13

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    Halstead, Elizabeth O.

    2012-01-01

    During the spring of 2012, over 100,000 educators across the state took the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (TWC) survey. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) teachers responded more positively to 46 of the 85 survey items in 2012 than did teachers statewide. On 14 items, WCPSS teachers' responses were less favorable than those of


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

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    Bobbitt, Sharon A.; And Others

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

  8. Professional Experiences of Online Teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a Survey about Training and Challenges. REL 2016-110

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    Zweig, Jacqueline; Stafford, Erin; Clements, Margaret; Pazzaglia, Angela M.

    2015-01-01

    REL Midwest, in partnership with the Midwest Virtual Education Research Alliance, analyzed the results of a survey administered to Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about the training in which they participated related to online instruction, the challenges they encounter while teaching online, and the type of training they thought would help them


  9. [Stress and Burnout Risk in Nursery School Teachers: Results from a Survey].

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    Jungbauer, J; Ehlen, S

    2015-06-01

    This article presents results from a study of 834 nursery school teachers in Germany, investigating working conditions, stress, and stress-related health problems. In order to evaluate the extent of mental and psychosomatic troubles, as well as the risk of burnout, we used the standardised questionnaire "Burnout Screening Scales" (BOSS I). Data analysis yielded a high percentage of nursery school teachers who reported a remarkably high stress level; nearly 20% can be considered as a high-risk group for burnout. Poor staff conditions in many nurseries turned out to be the crucial stress source, along with large groups, insufficient teacher-child ratio, time pressure and multitasking. In the concluding discussion of the study results, we consider possible measures to reduce stress and to improve working conditions for nursery school teachers. PMID:25025291

  10. Resource Needs of California Public Schools: Results from a Survey of Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents

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    Sonstelie, Jon

    2008-01-01

    This article reports the results of school budget simulations with 568 randomly selected California public school teachers, principals, and superintendents. Simulation participants were presented with the budget for a hypothetical school and asked to use that budget to employ the resources that would maximize the academic achievement of the…

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

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    Jordan, Kathy

    2011-01-01

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

  12. National Survey of Public School Teachers.

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    2001

    This report presents national survey results of public school teachers' opinions on the relationship between interior design and academic performance. The 1,050 teachers surveyed reveal that they recognize the relationship between interior design and academic achievement and that most teachers see the advantages of classroom carpeting relative to


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

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

    2009-01-01

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


  14. High School Physics Teacher Preparation: Results from the 2012-13 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers. Focus On

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    White, Susan; Tyler, John

    2015-01-01

    This report examines teachers' self-assessed preparedness to teach physics, their membership in professional organizations, and where they turn for help when they have questions. Almost every teacher reports feeling at least adequately prepared to teach basic physics knowledge and the application of physics to everyday experience. The smallest


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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  16. 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


  17. 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…

  18. Academic Diversity in the Middle School: Results of a National Survey of Middle School Administrators and Teachers. Research Monograph 95124.

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    Moon, Tonya; Tomlinson, Carol A.; Callahan, Carolyn M.

    This study examined the ways in which current practices described in the middle school literature on meeting the needs of diverse learners are reflected in the policies, beliefs, and instructional practices of administrators and teachers. A survey of 125 principals asked about school characteristics, school organization, principal beliefs,


  19. Mathematics Teachers' Response to the Reform Agenda: Results of the 1993 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education.

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    Weiss, Iris R.

    The NCTM Standards call for the introduction of challenging mathematics content for all students beginning in the early grades. If teachers are to guide students in their exploration of mathematics concepts, they must themselves have a firm grasp of powerful mathematics concepts. This paper uses data from the 1993 National Survey of Science and


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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Stokes, Laura; St. John, Mark

    2008-01-01

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


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

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

    2011-01-01

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


  3. 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…

  4. National Chemistry Teacher Safety Survey

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    Plohocki, Barbra A.

    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 in the 1993 one-week Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Chemistry Institute conducted at Princeton University, New Jersey. The data received from 303 respondents was analyzed by t tests and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The level of significance for the study was set at ~\\ <.05. There was no significant mean difference in test performance on the Safety Content Knowledge Survey and secondary school chemistry teachers who have had undergraduate and/or graduate safety training and those who have not had undergraduate and/or graduate safety training. Secondary school chemistry teachers who attended school district sponsored safety inservices did not score higher on the Safety Content Knowledge Survey than teachers who did not attend school district sponsored safety inservice sessions. The type of school district (urban, suburban, or rural) had no significant correlation to the type of laboratory safety equipment found in the instructional chemistry laboratory. The certification area (chemistry or other type of certificate which may or may not include chemistry) of the secondary school teacher had no significant correlation to the type of laboratory equipment found in the instructional chemistry laboratory. Overall, this study indicated a majority of secondary school chemistry teachers were interested in attending safety workshops applicable to chemistry safety. Throughout this research project, many teachers indicated they were not adequately instructed on the collegiate level in science safety and had to rely on common sense and self-study in their future teaching careers.

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

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

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


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

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    Tesfaye, Casey Langer; White, Susan

    2014-01-01

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


  7. ASHA Survey of Health Curriculum Needs: Survey Results.

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    Schneider, Livingston S.; Thier, Herbert D.

    The results of a survey conducted by the Ad hoc Committee to Study the Needs and Problems of the Classroom Teacher in Curriculum Development are reported. Questionnaires were sent to members of the American School Health Association (ASHA). The survey was composed of four sections: (1) background information on demographic data, institutional


  8. Summary of Foreign Language Teacher Training Survey.

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    Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.

    Results of a survey conducted in the Spring of 1969 by the Washington Foreign Language Program and local school districts of recent graduates from the University of Washington are presented in this report. Information concerning the background and experiences of 52 practicing teachers in seven urban and suburban districts is summarized in tables…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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


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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  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. 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


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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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


  16. 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…

  17. The 2013 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics Teachers

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    White, Susan

    2013-01-01

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

  18. National Hospice Survey Results

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    Aldridge, Melissa D.; Schlesinger, Mark; Barry, Colleen L.; Morrison, R. Sean; McCorkle, Ruth; Hürzeler, Rosemary; Bradley, Elizabeth H.

    2015-01-01

    IMPORTANCE The impact of the substantial growth in for-profit hospices in the United States on quality and hospice access has been intensely debated, yet little is known about how for-profit and nonprofit hospices differ in activities beyond service delivery. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between hospice ownership and (1) provision of community benefits, (2) setting and timing of the hospice population served, and (3) community outreach. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Cross-sectional survey (the National Hospice Survey), conducted from September 2008 through November 2009, of a national random sample of 591 Medicare-certified hospices operating throughout the United States. EXPOSURES For-profit or nonprofit hospice ownership. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES Provision of community benefits; setting and timing of the hospice population served; and community outreach. RESULTS A total of 591 hospices completed our survey (84% response rate). For-profit hospices were less likely than nonprofit hospices to provide community benefits including serving as training sites (55% vs 82%; adjusted relative risk [ARR], 0.67 [95% CI, 0.59–0.76]), conducting research (18% vs 23%; ARR, 0.67 [95% CI, 0.46–0.99]), and providing charity care (80% vs 82%; ARR, 0.88 [95% CI, 0.80–0.96]). For-profit compared with nonprofit hospices cared for a larger proportion of patients with longer expected hospice stays including those in nursing homes (30% vs 25%; P = .009). For-profit hospices were more likely to exceed Medicare’s aggregate annual cap (22% vs 4%; ARR, 3.66 [95% CI, 2.02–6.63]) and had a higher patient disenrollment rate (10% vs 6%; P < .001). For-profit were more likely than nonprofit hospices to engage in outreach to low-income communities (61% vs 46%; ARR, 1.23 [95% CI, 1.05–1.44]) and minority communities (59% vs 48%; ARR, 1.18 [95% CI, 1.02–1.38]) and less likely to partner with oncology centers (25% vs 33%; ARR, 0.59 [95% CI, 0.44–0.80]). CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE Ownership-related differences are apparent among hospices in community benefits, population served, and community outreach. Although Medicare’s aggregate annual cap may curb the incentive to focus on long-stay hospice patients, additional regulatory measures such as public reporting of hospice disenrollment rates should be considered as the share of for-profit hospices in the United States continues to increase. PMID:24567076

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

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    White, Susan; Tesfaye, Casey Langer

    2014-01-01

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


  20. "The Kids Keep Me Fresh!" Results of a Follow-Up Survey of Graduates from Two Special Education Teacher Education Programs Who Are Teaching.

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    Nevin, Ann; Thousand, Jacqueline; Parsons, A. Sandy; Lilly, M. Stephen

    2000-01-01

    Assessed the extent to which special education teacher education program graduates applied instructional methods they had learned to the classroom. Survey, observation, and interview data highlighted seven themes: commitment to student success; strategies for successfully teaching all students; knowledge of legal supports; active searching for


  1. 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…

  2. A Survey on Mathematical Proofs among Teachers

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    Zhou, Chao; Bao, Jiansheng

    2009-01-01

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

  3. Early Childhood Teacher Certification: A National Survey.

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    Lamme, Linda Leonard; And Others

    1983-01-01

    A survey of early childhood teacher certification processes in the 50 states found great differences in the interpretation of what age and grade levels constitute early childhood education and in the certification requirements for teachers. Educational trends in this area are discussed, as is the need for training early childhood education…

  4. 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


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

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    Dillon, Ken, Ed.

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


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

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    Goldring, Rebecca; Gray, Lucinda; Bitterman, Amy

    2013-01-01

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

  7. A Survey of Ethics Curriculum in Canadian Initial Teacher Education

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    Maxwell, Bruce; Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne; Filion, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a survey on ethics education in initial teacher education in Canada. Using an online survey and an academic calendar analysis, data was collected on ethics course requirements, perceptions about ethics content, institutional factors mediating the implementation of ethics courses, and teaching and learning


  8. A Survey of Ethics Curriculum in Canadian Initial Teacher Education

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    Maxwell, Bruce; Tremblay-Laprise, Audrée-Anne; Filion, Marianne

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports the results of a survey on ethics education in initial teacher education in Canada. Using an online survey and an academic calendar analysis, data was collected on ethics course requirements, perceptions about ethics content, institutional factors mediating the implementation of ethics courses, and teaching and learning…

  9. 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…

  10. Teachers and Testing; A Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes.

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    Ward, James G.

    Part of the plan by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to prepare training materials and conduct conferences on improving teachers' use of standardized tests was to survey a representative sample of elementary/secondary teachers. This survey ascertains teacher preparation and knowledge in testing, teacher assessment of the importance of…

  11. 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


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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Coopersmith, Jared

    2009-01-01

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

  14. Survey Results and Award Presentations

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    Valett, Jon D.

    1995-01-01

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

  15. Space expectations: Latest survey results

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    Raitt, David; Swan, Cathy; Swan, Peter; Woods, Arthur

    2010-11-01

    At the 59th IAC in Glasgow, a paper was presented describing two studies being carried out by Commission VI of the International Academy of Astronautics on the impact of space activities upon society. One of these studies sought to discover the hopes, aspirations and expectations of those outside the space field - the person in the street - regarding space activities. The paper reviewed the thought processes and decisions leading up to the commencement of the survey, documented the reasoning behind the questions which the public were; described the efforts to translate the questionnaire into the six Unesco languages to achieve wider participation, and provided an overview of results to date. This present paper provides an update on this Space Expectations survey as the study comes to a close. The paper briefly discusses the addition of new languages for the questionnaire and the drive to make the survey better known and encourage participation worldwide, before going on to provide a detailed analysis of the latest results of opinions. Insights include respondent's thoughts regarding the visions and costs of space activities, how much people feel part of them and whether and how they would like to be more involved.

  16. 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


  17. Teacher Supply, Teacher Qualifications, and Teacher Turnover: 1990-91. Schools and Staffing Survey.

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    Ingersoll, Richard M.; And Others

    This report deals with the supply of and demand for elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States, using data from the Schools and Staffing Survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. There is considerable concern over whether the United States will experience shortages of teachers in the coming years as student…

  18. Monitoring the Future 2014 Survey Results

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    ... Monitoring the Future 2014 Survey Results Monitoring the Future 2014 Survey Results Email Facebook Twitter View the ... rel=0 Text Description of Infographic Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and ...

  19. 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.

  20. MedlinePlus Survey Results 2015

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/survey/index.html MedlinePlus Survey Results 2015 To use the sharing features on ... government sites in the "Information/News" category. Other survey question responses: What best describes your role in ...

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Characteristics of Teacher Incentive Pay Programs: A Statewide District Survey

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    Liang, Guodong; Akiba, Motoko

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of teacher incentive pay programs used by midsize to large school districts in Missouri. Design/methodology/approach: This study primarily used the Teacher Compensation Programs (TCP) survey data. The TCP survey was developed by the authors to understand the nature and…

  4. Investigating Graduate Competences: Survey Results

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

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Office Workers Stress Survey Results.

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    North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, Durham.

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


  6. Office Workers Stress Survey Results.

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    North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Project, Durham.

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

  7. What Are the Characteristics of APÂź Teachers? An Examination of Survey Research. Research Report No. 2002-10

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    Milewski, Glenn B.; Gillie, Jacqueline M.

    2002-01-01

    Information on test-takers collected at the time of examinations provides a rich description of AP students, but what are the characteristics of their teachers? The current study provides a glimpse into these characteristics by summarizing the results of the largest survey of AP teachers to date (32,109 responses). The AP Teacher Survey contained


  8. 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…

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

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

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

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

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    Ford, Michael P.; Opitz, Michael F.

    2008-01-01

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


  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2007

    2007-01-01

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


  15. Online Teacher Education--What Are the Results

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    Faulk, Neil

    2010-01-01

    This study examined Louisiana public school administrator perceptions of online teacher education. Of primary concern were superintendent and principal perceptions of online teacher education as it exists today. Data for the study were collected through the use of a survey questionnaire. The survey consisted of nine items where participants were…

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

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    Mansfield, Wendy; And Others

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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey: Operationalising the 1997 NAEYC Guidelines

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Benjamin, Jane

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


  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. 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…

  3. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Newsletter Number 45, Teacher Surveys.

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    Clark, George M., Ed.

    This issue of the newsletter contains reports of three surveys of science teachers in addition to a bibliography of references to Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) materials published in the period 1969-71. The major conclusions of the surveys are listed below. The differences between the objectives of Japanese biology and physical…

  4. Survey Says: Using Teacher Feedback to Bolster Evaluation

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    Wiener, Ross; Lundy, Kasia

    2014-01-01

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


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

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    Liu, Xiaofeng Steven; Ramsey, Jase

    2008-01-01

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


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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

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

  7. The Green Bank Ammonia Survey: Initial results

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    Pineda, Jaime E.; Friesen, Rachel; and the GBT Ammonia Survey Team

    2016-01-01

    The past several years have seen a tremendous advancement in our ability to characterize the structure of nearby molecular clouds and the substructures in which dense star-forming cores are born. These advances include identifying and classifying the young protostellar population (Spitzer c2d and Gould Belt surveys) and the dense cores and larger filaments and clumps which form the cores and YSOs (Herschel and JCMT Gould Belt Legacy Surveys). The power of these legacy surveys lies in the large areal coverage and consistency in observing strategies between nearby molecular clouds. A major gap in the present data is a comparable survey to characterize the dense gas properties. Kinematics and gas temperatures are key to understanding the history and future fate of star-forming material, and these are not accessible from the primarily continuum-based measurements in the legacy surveys described above. We have begun an ambitious legacy survey for the GBT, the Green Bank Ammonia Survey (GAS), to map NH3 emission toward all the northern Gould Belt star forming regions where Av > 7. The Gould Belt is a ring of young stars and star-forming regions that contains nearly all the ongoing, predominantly low-mass star formation within 500 pc of the Sun. Here we present the initial results from the survey.

  8. What Do K-12 Teachers Think about Including Student Surveys in Their Performance Ratings?

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    Dretzke, Beverly J.; Sheldon, Timothy D.; Lim, Alicia

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated K-12 teachers' opinions about the use of student surveys as a component of a teacher evaluation system. Surveys were administered to teachers at the beginning of the school year and again in the spring. Analyses of teachers' responses on the fall survey indicated tentative support for the inclusion of student feedback in


  9. 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…

  10. 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


  11. Early Results from the DES SN Survey

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    Scolnic, Daniel; Dark Energy Survey

    2016-01-01

    The Dark Energy Survey Supernova program (DES SN) has already discovered over 1000 Type Ia supernovae with well-sampled multi-color light curves in the redshift range 0.1 < z < 1.2. I will present an overview of the survey and show recent advances in our detection, photometry, calibration and spectroscopic follow-up pipelines. I will go over initial results from photometric classification of our sample and discuss methods used to reach measurements of cosmological parameters.

  12. 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…

  13. Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge Base: Preliminary Results

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    Harel, Guershon; Lim, Kien H.

    2004-01-01

    Student learning depends on the teacher's actions, which are, in turn, dependent on the teacher's knowledge base--defined here by three components: knowledge of mathematics content, knowledge of student epistemology, and knowledge of pedagogy. The purpose of this study is to construct models for teachers' knowledge base and for their development…

  14. 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.

  15. Safe Schools Survey: Post-Secondary Survey Results.

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    Mowery, Andrea

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

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

  17. Suicide Survivors Groups: Results of a Survey.

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    Rubey, Charles T.; McIntosh, John L.

    1996-01-01

    Gives results of a survey on the nature of, and the services offered by, suicide survivor groups. Results indicate that most groups are sponsored by mental health or social service agencies, have operated eight to nine years on average, and have fewer than 10 people typically in attendance at meetings. Other findings are reported. (RJM)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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


  1. 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,


  2. Earth Resources Survey Program, new results - 1975

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    Morrison, J. R.

    1975-01-01

    Recent results of the Earth Resources Survey Program are placed in a historical and programmatic context. In particular, the operations involved in the LANDSAT satellite series are described. The value of large-scale imagery is stressed. It is concluded that the technology of remote sensing is expanding so rapidly that a great many more advances can be expected in the near future.

  3. Geothermal industry employment: Survey results & analysis

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    Not Available

    2005-09-01

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

  4. 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


  5. 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…

  6. NASA JSC neural network survey results

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    Greenwood, Dan

    1987-01-01

    A survey of Artificial Neural Systems in support of NASA's (Johnson Space Center) Automatic Perception for Mission Planning and Flight Control Research Program was conducted. Several of the world's leading researchers contributed papers containing their most recent results on artificial neural systems. These papers were broken into categories and descriptive accounts of the results make up a large part of this report. Also included is material on sources of information on artificial neural systems such as books, technical reports, software tools, etc.

  7. Results from the VERITAS Cygnus Region Survey

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    Weinstein, Amanda J.; VERITAS Collaboration

    2010-02-01

    The Cygnus region is a natural choice for a Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray survey in the Northern Hemisphere, as it contains a substantial number of potential VHE gamma-ray emitters such as supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae, high-mass X-ray binaries, and massive star clusters, in addition to a few previously detected VHE gamma-ray sources such as TeV J2032+4130. It is also home to a number of GeV gamma-ray sources, including no less than four new high-significance sources detected in the first six months of Fermi data. The VERITAS IACT observatory has carried out an extensive survey of the Cygnus region between 67 and 82 degrees in Galactic longitude and between -1 and 4 degrees in Galactic latitude. This survey, comprising more than 140 hours of observations, reaches an average VHE point-source flux sensitivity of better than 4% of the Crab Nebula flux at energies above 200 GeV. Here we report on the preliminary results from this survey and follow-up observations, including the discovery of VER 2019+407 in the vicinity of the Gamma Cygni SNR.

  8. First results from the ALHAMBRA-Survey

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

    2007-09-01

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

  9. First Scientific Results from the ALHAMBRA: Survey

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    FernĂĄndez-Soto, A.

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Early Results from Dharmar Planet Survey

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    Ma, Bo; Ge, Jian; Sithajan, Sirinrat; Powell, Scott; Varosi, Frank; Williamson, Michael; Muterspaugh, Matt; Barnes, Rory; Singer, Mickey

    2015-12-01

    The Dharma Planet Survey (DPS) with the TOU optical spectrograph at the 2m AST (soon at the dedicated robotic 50inch on Mt. Lemmon) is designed to detect and characterize sub-Jovian planets with high cadence (100 RVs per target) and high Doppler precision (~1-2 m/s) at the orbital region (~100-450 days) uncovered by previous RV surveys. The ultimate goal is to detect potentially habitable super-Earths to independently measure η⊕ and provide high priority targets for future space direct-imaging missions (such as WFIRST-AFTA and LUVOIR surveyor) to identify possible biomarkers supporting life (Ge et al. 2014). It will initially search for and characterize low mass planets around 100 nearby bright FGK dwarfs (25 late F, 50 G dwarfs and 25 K dwarfs with V<7 and within 25 pc) in 2016-2018, observe more targets and continue to monitor targets with linear trends after 2018. This poster presents our survey plan and early results.

  13. PRIMitive Asteroids Spectroscopic Survey - PRIMASS: First Results

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    de Leon, Julia; Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi; Campins, Humberto; Lorenzi, Vania; Licandro, Javier; Morate, David; Tanga, Paolo; Cellino, Alberto; Delbo, Marco

    2015-11-01

    NASA OSIRIS-REx and JAXA Hayabusa 2 sample-return missions have targeted two near-Earth asteroids: (101955) Bennu and (162173) 1999 JU3, respectively. These are primitive asteroids that are believed to originate in the inner belt, where five distinct sources have been identified: four primitive collisional families (Polana, Erigone, Sulamitis, and Clarissa), and a population of low-albedo and low-inclination background asteroids. Identifying and characterizing the populations from which these two NEAs might originate will enchance the science return of the two missions.With this main objective in mind, we initiated in 2010 a spectroscopic survey in the visible and the near-infrared to characterize the primitive collisional families in the inner belt and the low-albedo background population. This is the PRIMitive Asteroids Spectroscopic Survey - PRIMASS. So far we have obtained more than 200 spectra using telescopes located at different observatories. PRIMASS uses a variety of ground based facilities. Most of the spectra have been obtained using the 10.4m Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), and the 3.6m Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), both located at the El Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Spain), and the 3.0m NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea (Hawai, USA).We present the first results from our on-going survey (de Leon et al. 2015; Pinilla-Alonso et al. 2015; Morate et al. 2015), focused on the Polana and the Erigone primitive families, with visible and near-infrared spectra of more than 200 objects, most of them with no previous spectroscopic data. Our survey is already the largest database of primitive asteroids spectra, and we keep obtaining data on the Sulamitis and the Clarissa families, as well as on the background low-albedo population.

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

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

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    Showstack, Randy

    2005-05-01

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

  17. Obama Proposes Teacher Results in Federal Law

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2010-01-01

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

  18. 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.

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2008

    2008-01-01

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


  20. 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…

  1. Sampling Procedures Used for National Surveys of Public School Teachers--Problems and Possible Solutions.

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    Pena, Deagelia M.; Henderson, Ronald D.

    The sampling of teachers for nationwide surveys offers a challenging endeavor in obtaining a representative and adequate sample to truly represent opinions of the teachers. Ten national surveys of public school teachers conducted between 1980 and 1985 are presented with respect to their sampling design and procedures. Concepts and theoretical


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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Siitonen, Piia; Vainio, Kirsti; Keinonen, Tuula; Kiviniemi, Vesa; HĂ€meen-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


  3. 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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  5. 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…

  6. Teachers and Aquatic Education--A Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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


  7. 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…

  8. A Survey of Korean Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of and In-Service Needs for Gifted Education

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    Kim, HeeJung; Gentry, Marcia

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine Korean elementary teachers' knowledge of and interest in gifted education, in-service training needs, and perceptions of gifted education to provide implications for developing in-service teacher training programs. "Korean elementary teachers completed the survey, Korean Elementary Teachers: Perceptions of…

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

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    Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

    2012-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Serpati, Lauren; Loughan, Ashlee R.

    2012-01-01

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


  11. Test Of Astronomy STandards TOAST Survey of K-12 Teachers

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America. A Survey of Students and Teachers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This report is based on online surveys completed by a nationally representative sample of 3450 students aged 13-18 and 1011 secondary school teachers. The survey is intended to explore teens' and secondary school teachers' experiences with and attitudes towards school harassment. Two-thirds of the students surveyed report that they have been


  14. Middle School Risk Behavior 1995 Survey Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)


  15. Library Web Proxy Use Survey Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  16. Greek Alcohol Survey: Results and Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jensen, Wesley; And Others

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

  17. Crime and Justice Survey Results: Tennessee.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville.

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


  18. Results from an extensive Einstein stellar survey

    SciTech Connect

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

    1981-04-01

    We report the preliminary results of the Einstein Observatory stellar X-ray survey. To date, 143 soft X-ray sources have been identified with stellar counterparts, leaving no doubt that stars in general constitute a pervasive class of low-luminosity galactic X-ray sources. We have detected stars along the entire main sequence, of all luminosity classes, pre-main sequence stars as well as very evolved stars. Early type OB stars have X-ray luminosities in the range approx.10/sup 31/ to approx.10/sup 34/ ergs s/sup -1/; late type stars show a somewhat lower range of X-ray emission levels, from approx.10/sup 26/ to approx.10/sup 31/ ergs s/sup -1/. Late type main-sequence stars show little dependence of X-ray emission levels upon stellar effective temperature; similarly, the observations suggest weak, if any, dependence of X-ray luminosity upon effective gravity. Instead, the data show a broad range of emission levels (approx.three orders of magnitude) throughout the main sequence later than F0. Comparison of the data with published theories of acoustically heated coronae shows that these models are inadequate to explain our results. The data are consistent with magnetically dominated coronae, as in the solar case.

  19. Results from the central Hyades survey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stern, R. A.; Underwood, J. H.; Zolcinski, M. C.; Antiochos, S. K.

    Results of a soft X-ray survey of the central 5 deg of the Hyades star cluster made with the Einstein Observatory Imaging Proportional Counter are presented. Virtually all of the late F and early G stars in the cluster were detected at an X-ray luminosity of greater than 10 to the 28.5 erg/sec, although only about 50% of the stars in the cluster as a whole were detected. Plots of X-ray luminosity against B-V index indicate that the typical solar-type star in the Hyades is emitting soft X-rays at a level approximately 30 times that of the active sun. Histograms of the X-ray to bolometric luminosity ratio reveal a gradual distinction between late A-early F stars, which are expected to possess little or no convective envelope, and solar-type (F8-G5) stars, with convective outer atmospheres. Results confirm the dependence of stellar coronal activity on rotation, and establish the prevalence of stellar coronae throughout the main sequence and the giant regions of the H-R diagram.

  20. Results from the central Hyades survey

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stern, R. A.; Underwood, J. H.; Zolcinski, M. C.; Antiochos, S. K.

    1981-01-01

    Results of a soft X-ray survey of the central 5 deg of the Hyades star cluster made with the Einstein Observatory Imaging Proportional Counter are presented. Virtually all of the late F and early G stars in the cluster were detected at an X-ray luminosity of greater than 10 to the 28.5 erg/sec, although only about 50% of the stars in the cluster as a whole were detected. Plots of X-ray luminosity against B-V index indicate that the typical solar-type star in the Hyades is emitting soft X-rays at a level approximately 30 times that of the active sun. Histograms of the X-ray to bolometric luminosity ratio reveal a gradual distinction between late A-early F stars, which are expected to possess little or no convective envelope, and solar-type (F8-G5) stars, with convective outer atmospheres. Results confirm the dependence of stellar coronal activity on rotation, and establish the prevalence of stellar coronae throughout the main sequence and the giant regions of the H-R diagram.

  1. 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…

  2. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care Facilities § 488.312 Consistency of survey results. CMS does and the...

  3. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care Facilities § 488.312 Consistency of survey results. CMS does and the...

  4. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care Facilities § 488.312 Consistency of survey results. CMS does and the...

  5. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488... (CONTINUED) STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION SURVEY, CERTIFICATION, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES Survey and Certification of Long-Term Care Facilities § 488.312 Consistency of survey results. CMS does and the...

  6. Results from an extensive Einstein stellar survey

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    Vaiana, G. S.; Fabbiano, G.; Giacconi, R.; Golub, L.; Gorenstein, P.; Harnden, F. R., Jr.; Cassinelli, J. P.; Haisch, B. M.; Johnson, H. M.; Linsky, J. L.

    1981-01-01

    The preliminary results of the Einstein Observatory stellar X-ray survey are presented. To date, 143 soft X-ray sources have been identified with stellar counterparts, leaving no doubt that stars in general constitute a pervasive class of low-luminosity galactic X-ray sources. Stars along the entire main sequence, of all luminosity classes, pre-main sequence stars as well as very evolved stars have been detected. Early type OB stars have X-ray luminosities in the range 10 to the 31st to 10 to the 34th ergs/s; late type stars show a somewhat lower range of X-ray emission levels, from 10 to the 26th to 10 to the 31st ergs/s. Late type main-sequence stars show little dependence of X-ray emission levels upon stellar effective temperature; similarly, the observations suggest weak, if any, dependence of X-ray luminosity upon effective gravity. Instead, the data show a broad range of emission levels (about three orders of magnitude) throughout the main sequence later than F0.

  7. Results from an extensive Einstein stellar survey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    1981-04-01

    The preliminary results of the Einstein Observatory stellar X-ray survey are presented. To date, 143 soft X-ray sources have been identified with stellar counterparts, leaving no doubt that stars in general constitute a pervasive class of low-luminosity galactic X-ray sources. Stars along the entire main sequence, of all luminosity classes, pre-main sequence stars as well as very evolved stars have been detected. Early type OB stars have X-ray luminosities in the range 10 to the 31st to 10 to the 34th ergs/s; late type stars show a somewhat lower range of X-ray emission levels, from 10 to the 26th to 10 to the 31st ergs/s. Late type main-sequence stars show little dependence of X-ray emission levels upon stellar effective temperature; similarly, the observations suggest weak, if any, dependence of X-ray luminosity upon effective gravity. Instead, the data show a broad range of emission levels (about three orders of magnitude) throughout the main sequence later than F0.

  8. MedlinePlus Survey Results 2014

    MedlinePLUS

    ... have routinely ranked in the top 5 performing government sites in the ForeSee E-Government Satisfaction Index , and frequently top the list of government sites in the "Information/News" category. Other survey ...

  9. Yoga in Australia: Results of a national survey

    PubMed Central

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

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Results from the Albanian Adult Tobacco Survey.

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    Ross, Hana; Zaloshnja, Eduard; Levy, David T; Tole, Dhimiter

    2008-12-01

    Tobacco use prevalence in Europe is characterized by large disparities, with Western nations reporting smoking rates generally below 25%, while Eastern nations have smoking rates usually above 30%. Albania provides a distressing case study for Eastern Europe in which the exposure to the West after the fall of the communist regime dramatically increased the availability of Western-type cigarettes, while adoption of counterbalancing tobacco control measures lagged far behind. Results based on the representative Albanian Adult Tobacco Survey (AATS) conducted in 2007 suggest that smoking is a major problem, with a 64% smoking prevalence among Albanian men. It is becoming an increasingly greater concern among women, whose smoking prevalence more than doubled since 1990, reaching 19% in 2007. Young women living in urban areas are particularly susceptible to tobacco use; about one-third of them reported that they smoke. About 85% of current smokers smoke daily and with very high intensity, which further increases their risk of dying of smoking-attributable diseases. Smoking and secondhand exposure kill about 3,800 Albanians per year, about one-fifth of all deaths in the country. In addition, tobacco use imposes opportunity costs on Albanian households, which spent $358.6 million on cigarettes in 2007, or about 6% of the gross domestic product (GDP). To reduce the health and economic burden caused by tobacco use, the Albanian government should implement and enforce evidence-based tobacco control policies such increasing cigarette taxes; promoting cessation, particularly via the health care system; and enacting stricter clean indoor air laws. PMID:19256287

  11. 1988-89 Teacher Followup Survey: Data File User's Manual. NCES 92-058

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    Faupel, Elizabeth; Bobbitt, Sharon; Friedrichs, Kathryn

    1992-01-01

    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 followup of the 1987-88 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) teacher sample. Data from previous surveys have been used by Congress,


  12. Review Committee on Outcomes: Survey Results, 2008

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    Alberta Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    In the spring of 2000, Alberta Education (previously Alberta Learning) appointed the Review Committee on Outcomes (RCO) to consult with Albertans to find out what they expected from the K-12 education system and how these expectations are being met. This report presents the main findings of the 2008 Satisfaction with Education in Alberta Surveys…

  13. MHEC Academic Scheduling Software Survey Results.

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    Midwestern Higher Education Commission Academic Software Committee Research Bulletin, 1995

    1995-01-01

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

  14. 42 CFR 488.312 - Consistency of survey results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Consistency of survey results. 488.312 Section 488... Certification of Long-Term Care Facilities § 488.312 Consistency of survey results. CMS does and the survey... results and enforcement remedies....

  15. United States Guild Certified Feldenkrais TeachersÂź: a survey of characteristics and practice patterns

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Feldenkrais MethodÂź teachers help students improve function and quality of life through verbally and manually guided lessons. The reasons people seek FeldenkraisÂź 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 TeachersÂź. 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 < 10 students/week for individual lessons and < 10 students/week for group lessons. Students were mostly women (71.1%) and 45–64 years old. The primary reason students sought Feldenkrais lessons was pain. A quarter of students self-referred, a fifth were referred by conventional health care providers, and two-thirds paid for services directly. Themes from comments included: beliefs that Feldenkrais training had important personal and professional benefits for 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

  16. 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",


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

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    Yeotis, Catherine; Nickel, Kenneth

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

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

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    Akiba, Motoko

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Panadero, Ernesto; Brown, Gavin; Courtney, Matthew

    2014-01-01

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


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

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    Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard

    2012-01-01

    This 2012 research report, based on a national online survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, gathers the responses of over 3,900 teachers who voluntarily took part in the survey. Teachers were asked to identify the potential barriers to the provision of mental


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

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    Berry, Barnett; Fuller, Ed

    2008-01-01

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

  2. 1977 National Survey of Science, Mathematics and Social Studies Education: Implications for Teacher Education.

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    Weiss, Iris R.; Place, Carol

    The National Survey of Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies Education was conducted in the spring of 1977 as part of the National Science Foundation's comprehensive needs assessment program. The survey utilized a national probability sample of districts, schools, and teachers. Approximately 10,000 teachers, principals, superintendents, and


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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2010

    2010-01-01

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


  4. First Scientific Results from the VISTA Hemisphere Survey (VHS)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McMahon, R. G.; Banerji, M.; Gonzalez, E.; Koposov, S. E.; Bejar, V. J.; Lodieu, N.; Rebolo, R.; VHS Collaboration

    2013-12-01

    The first Galactic and extragalactic results from the VISTA Hemisphere Survey (VHS) are presented. The aim of the VHS is to carry out a near-infrared survey which, when combined with other VISTA public surveys, will result in coverage of the whole southern celestial hemisphere (~20 000 square degrees) to a depth 30 times fainter than the Two Micron All Sky Survey in at least two wavebands (J and Ks). The VHS vision includes a deep optical survey over the same area and this is now being realised with the VST surveys and the Dark Energy Survey, which has recently started. A summary of the survey progress is presented, with some follow-up results on low-mass stars and high-redshift quasars.

  5. Integrating Information and Communications Technology in Professional Practice: An Analysis of Teachers' Needs Based on a Survey of Primary and Secondary Teachers in Scottish Schools.

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    Williams, Dorothy; Coles, Louisa; Richardson, Amanda; Wilson, Kay; Tuson, Jennifer

    2000-01-01

    Surveyed Scottish elementary and secondary teachers regarding their perceived information and communications technology (ICT) needs. Results highlighted three interrelated areas of ICT need: access to ICT and effective management of ICT resources, appropriate training in ICT skills, and ongoing support to encourage progression beyond initial…

  6. PRES 2013: Results from the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

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    Bennett, Paul; Turner, Gosia

    2013-01-01

    This document outlines the results of the "2013 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey" ("PRES"), where 48,401 replies were received from 122 participating institutions. Redeveloped for 2013, our biennial survey is the only national survey to gather insight from postgraduate research students about their learning and…

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ott, Michela; Pozzi, Francesca; Tavella, Mauro

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

  8. 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

  9. Teacher Education Follow-up Surveys: Variables Related to Response Rate.

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    Boser, Judith A.

    This study of teacher education graduate follow-up surveys examined the relationship between response rate and number of graduates, questionnaire length, and follow-up contacts. Also, the study investigated survey practices differentiating between surveys which had high and low return rates in such areas as number of follow-up contacts,…

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

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    Becker, Henry Jay

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

  11. Medical Radioisotope Data Survey: 2002 Preliminary Results

    SciTech Connect

    Siciliano, Edward R.

    2004-06-23

    A limited, but accurate amount of detailed information about the radioactive isotopes used in the U.S. for medical procedures was collected from a local hospital and from a recent report on the U.S. Radiopharmaceutical Markets. These data included the total number of procedures, the specific types of procedures, the specific radioisotopes used in these procedures, and the dosage administered per procedure. The information from these sources was compiled, assessed, pruned, and then merged into a single, comprehensive and consistent set of results presented in this report. (PIET-43471-TM-197)

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

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    Koc, Mustafa; Bakir, Nesrin

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Bjorkquist, David C.

    2006-01-01

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


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

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    Sametz, Lynn; And Others

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

  15. Secondary Beginning Teacher's Preparedness to Teach Literacy and Numeracy: A Survey

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    Milton, Marion; Rohl, Mary; House, Helen

    2007-01-01

    This paper reports the findings of an Australia-wide survey conducted as part of a national teacher education research project that explored the preparation of teachers to teach literacy and numeracy in Australian schools (Louden, Rohl, Gore, Greaves, McIntosh, Wright, Siemon & House, 2005). The project included various phases of inquiry,…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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


  17. 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…

  18. A Survey of the Use of Newspapers in Science Instruction by Secondary Teachers in Northern Ireland.

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    Jarman, Ruth; McClune, Billy

    2002-01-01

    Explores the extent and nature of teachers' use of newspapers in secondary science classrooms. Investigates three issues: (1) the prevalence, pattern, and purpose of use; (2) classroom practice; and (3) curricular priorities with semi-structured surveys. Reports that many teachers use newspapers in some way to support science instruction.…

  19. Research into Initial Teacher Education in Australia: A Survey of the Literature 1995-2004

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    Murray, Sally; Nuttall, Joce; Mitchell, Jane

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the initial findings of a survey of research from 1995 to 2004 into initial teacher education in Australia. Teacher education research has grown rapidly over the last decade and it is timely to critically evaluate directions within the field. An overview of the research is presented in terms of number and type of research…

  20. From Students to Teachers: Using Surveys to Build a Culture of Evidence and Inquiry

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    Ludlow, Larry; Pedulla, Joseph; Enterline, Sarah; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Loftus, Fran; Salomon-Fernandez, Yves; Mitescu, Emilie

    2008-01-01

    In an effort to make decisions about teacher education policy and practice that were informed by research and evidence, participants in Boston College's "Teachers for a New Era" Evidence Team (http://www.teachersforanewera.org) designed a portfolio of assessments and studies. This article describes one project in the portfolio--a series of surveys…

  1. Using the Learning Activities Survey to Examine Transformative Learning Experiences in Two Graduate Teacher Preparation Courses

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    Caruana, Vicki; Woodrow, Kelli; PĂ©rez, Luis

    2015-01-01

    The Learning Activities Survey (LAS) detected whether, and to what extent, a perspective transformation occurred during two graduate courses in teacher preparation. The LAS examined the types of learning identified as contributing to their transformative experiences. This study examined pre-service teachers' critical reflection of the course


  2. A National Survey of State Certification and Training Program Requirements for Teachers of ESL.

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    Hess, Robyn S.; Katsiyannis, Antonis

    1999-01-01

    Investigated state certification and training program requirements for English-as-a-Second-Language teachers to examine the link between these requirements and specific competencies established by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages organization. A survey was mailed to contact persons from state departments of education who were…

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

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    Sharp, Kimberlee A.

    2009-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. Can We Change Teachers' Beliefs? A Survey about Constructivist and Behaviorist Approaches.

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    Woolley, Sandra L.; Woolley, Anita Williams

    This paper reports the development and validation of an instrument to measure teachers' beliefs about teaching related to the behaviorist and constructivist learning theories. The development process included two phases. The first involved the collection of qualitative data from inservice teachers to ensure that the survey items were grounded in…

  6. Perspectives on Young Boys' Reading: A Survey and Conversations with Early Childhood Teachers

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    Moyers, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this multi-method study was to describe early childhood teachers' beliefs regarding what motivates and what presents barriers to reading for boys. This study used the two data collection strategies of an online survey and interviews. The research questions guiding this study were: (1) what do early childhood teachers believe boys…

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

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    Market Data Retrieval, Inc., Shelton, CT.

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

  8. 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…

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

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    MetLife, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  11. Perspectives on Young Boys' Reading: A Survey and Conversations with Early Childhood Teachers

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    Moyers, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this multi-method study was to describe early childhood teachers' beliefs regarding what motivates and what presents barriers to reading for boys. This study used the two data collection strategies of an online survey and interviews. The research questions guiding this study were: (1) what do early childhood teachers believe boys


  12. 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

  13. Academic Misconduct: Results of Faculty and Undergraduate Student Surveys.

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    Stern, Erica B.; Havlicek, Larry

    1986-01-01

    Presents the results of a survey of 194 faculty and 314 undergraduate students regarding their experience with academic misconduct. Findings include the following: faculty and students differed significantly in their definitions of 24 of the 36 described behaviors, and 82 percent of the surveyed undergraduate students admitted to engaging in some…

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  15. First results of the Aussiedler survey of the Federal Institute.

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    Manney, U

    1992-01-01

    Results are presented from the first survey, conducted in 1991, of Aussiedler, or ethnic Germans who have returned to Germany. The survey concentrated on migrants from Poland, Romania, and the former Soviet Union and their living situation, employment, acculturation, demographic structure, and future plans. PMID:12286159

  16. 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…

  17. An Agenda for Research on Teachers and Schools: Revisiting NCES' Schools and Staffing Survey. Working Paper Series.

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    Ingersoll, Richard M.

    This paper outlines an agenda of research on teachers and schooling utilizing the National Center for Education Statistics Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). SASS focuses on teachers and schools, and consists of linked surveys of schools, districts, principals, and teachers. The primary purpose of this paper is to revisit the genesis of SASS in…

  18. 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


  19. Key Elements of Quality Schools: A Survey of Teachers, Students and Principals. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 2001.

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    Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.

    This report presents data from surveys of teachers, students, and principals on issues such as teaching quality and methods, school environment, expectations, attitudes, and job satisfaction. High-quality teaching is associated with students' having more positive attitudes about learning, school, and their futures. It is also related to…

  20. 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…

  1. Surveying Teachers' Centers--from Grassroots Beginnings to Federal Support.

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    Devaney, Kathleen

    This essay captures elements of the accumulated experiences of different teachers' centers and presents possible alternatives for efforts to establish new centers. Characteristics of a "typical" teachers' center are presented, according to origin, setting, facilities, program, governance, participation, and staff. Common differences between…

  2. Special Services Project Survey Form on Teachers' Characteristics.

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    Gill, Wanda E.; Brooks, Cornelia

    An instrument that allows students to rate characteristics they use in selecting teachers is presented, along with a brief literature review on college students' perceptions of faculty. The inventory is designed to provide college administrators feedback on what students perceive to be positive teacher characteristics. For the first part of the…

  3. North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey Interim Report

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    Hirsch, Eric; Emerick, Scott

    2006-01-01

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

  4. 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.

  5. Early Weak Lensing Results From The Dark Energy Survey

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    Maccrann, Niall; Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

    2016-01-01

    I present the early weak lensing results, including cosmological constraints, from the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Although only 3% of the final survey, DES Science Verification data already constituted a competitive weak lensing dataset, and the thoroughly tested shear catalogs allowed a number of interesting science analyses including cosmology from cosmic shear, mass mapping, combining lensing with galaxy clustering and combining with CMB lensing. I will summarize the main results of these analyses, discuss common systematic effects which need to be addressed to take advantage of the greater statistical power of main survey data, and outline some of improvements at various stages of the analysis pipeline that aim to do this.

  6. The CFH Optical PDCS Survey (COP): First Results

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    Adami, C.; Holden, B.; Mazure, A.; Castander, F.; Nichol, R.; Ulmer, M.; Postman, M.; Lubin, L.

    We present the first results of the COP survey about the reality of the PDCS clusters, about their velocity dispersions and dynamic and about the periodicity of the structures along the line of sight.

  7. Melodic Dictation Instruction: A Survey of Advanced Placement Music Theory Teachers

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    Buonviri, Nathan O.; Paney, Andrew S.

    2015-01-01

    Based on relevant literature and recent qualitative findings, the purpose of this survey research was to identify pedagogical approaches to melodic dictation employed by Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory teachers across the United States. The researcher-designed survey questions focused on pitch and rhythm skills, instructional resources,…

  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. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: An Examination of School Leadership

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    MetLife, Inc., 2003

    2003-01-01

    This report is the twentieth in a series of surveys sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984. This year's "MetLife Survey" looks at elements of leadership in the schools, and incorporates the perspectives of key stakeholders in exploring this issue: public school teachers in grades K-12, public school principals in grades K-12, and parents of


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

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    Schulz, Jeff; Sud, Gunjan; Crowe, Becky

    2014-01-01

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


  11. A Survey of Florida Migratory Compensatory Regional Directors and ESL Teachers.

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    Acevedo, Sheila Devine

    This paper primarily examines the nature of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs within the Florida Migratory Child Compensatory Program (FMCCP). Two surveys were conducted. The first was a survey of regional directors within the FMCCP in order to gather basic information concerning programs, materials, and student and teacher populations.…

  12. Teachers' Characteristics and Science Teachers' Classroom Behaviour: Evidence from Science Classroom Surveys

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    Ajaja, Patrick O.; Eravwoke, Urhievwejire Ochuko

    2013-01-01

    The major purpose of this study was to find out if there is any influence of teachers' characteristics on science teacher's classroom behaviours and determine the kind of relationship between teachers' characteristics and classroom behaviours. To guide this study, five research questions and hypotheses were raised, stated, answered, and tested at…

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

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    Davis, Jan Ellen Pfeiffer

    2011-01-01

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

  14. Current Results at PALFA Pulsar Survey at Arecibo Observatory

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    Beroiz, Martin; Stovall, K.; Jenet, F.; Cordes, J.; Lorimer, D.; Backer, D.; PALFA Consortium

    2010-01-01

    We present the current progress on the PALFALFA (Pulsar-ALFALFA) survey recently started at the Arecibo Radio Observatory. PALFALFA enhances the ALFALFA (Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA) extragalactic HI survey by adding a commensal real-time pulsar/radio transient search pipe-line. The current analysis pipe-line runs on an 8 core (2.3 GHz) G5 Macpro at the observatory. It incorporates the PRESTO periodicity search tools together with software developed at University of Texas at Brownsville for radio transient detection. In this poster we present results, statistics, and algorithms used in the survey.

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

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    Radovilsky, Z D

    1993-12-01

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

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

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    Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.

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


  17. 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


  18. 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


  19. Preface: The LAMOST Galactic surveys and early results

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    Liu, Xiao-Wei; Zhao, Gang; Hou, Jin-Liang

    2015-08-01

    By the time of this writing, the ongoing LAMOST Galactic surveys have collected approximately 4.5 million stellar spectra with signal-to-noise ratios better than 10 per pixel. This special issue is devoted to early results from the surveys, mostly based on the LAMOST Data Release 1 (DR1; Luo et al., this volume) that contains data secured by May 2013, the end of the first year of regular surveys, although a few studies have made use of data collected in the second year of regular surveys. LAMOST DR1 was released to the Chinese astronomical community and international partners in August 2013 and made public to the whole world in March 2015. Here we briefly review the scope and motivation, data reduction and release, as well as early results of the surveys. As the project advances, one can expect that these surveys will yield an exquisite description of the distribution, kinematics and chemistry of Galactic stellar populations, especially those within a few kpc of the Sun, a robust measurement of the local dark matter density, and, consequently, shed light on how our Galaxy, and other galaxies in general, form and evolve.

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

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    Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon

    2009-01-01

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

  1. The LOFAR Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS). I. Survey description and first results

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    Heald, G. H.; Pizzo, R. F.; OrrĂș, E.; Breton, R. P.; Carbone, D.; Ferrari, C.; Hardcastle, M. J.; Jurusik, W.; Macario, G.; Mulcahy, D.; Rafferty, D.; Asgekar, A.; Brentjens, M.; Fallows, R. A.; Frieswijk, W.; Toribio, M. C.; Adebahr, B.; Arts, M.; Bell, M. R.; Bonafede, A.; Bray, J.; Broderick, J.; Cantwell, T.; Carroll, P.; Cendes, Y.; Clarke, A. O.; Croston, J.; Daiboo, S.; de Gasperin, F.; Gregson, J.; Harwood, J.; Hassall, T.; Heesen, V.; Horneffer, A.; van der Horst, A. J.; Iacobelli, M.; Jelić, V.; Jones, D.; Kant, D.; Kokotanekov, G.; Martin, P.; McKean, J. P.; Morabito, L. K.; Nikiel-WroczyƄski, B.; Offringa, A.; Pandey, V. N.; Pandey-Pommier, M.; Pietka, M.; Pratley, L.; Riseley, C.; Rowlinson, A.; Sabater, J.; Scaife, A. M. M.; Scheers, L. H. A.; Sendlinger, K.; Shulevski, A.; Sipior, M.; Sobey, C.; Stewart, A. J.; Stroe, A.; Swinbank, J.; Tasse, C.; TrĂŒstedt, J.; Varenius, E.; van Velzen, S.; Vilchez, N.; van Weeren, R. J.; Wijnholds, S.; Williams, W. L.; de Bruyn, A. G.; Nijboer, R.; Wise, M.; Alexov, A.; Anderson, J.; Avruch, I. M.; Beck, R.; Bell, M. E.; van Bemmel, I.; Bentum, M. J.; Bernardi, G.; Best, P.; Breitling, F.; Brouw, W. N.; BrĂŒggen, M.; Butcher, H. R.; Ciardi, B.; Conway, J. E.; de Geus, E.; de Jong, A.; de Vos, M.; Deller, A.; Dettmar, R.-J.; Duscha, S.; Eislöffel, J.; Engels, D.; Falcke, H.; Fender, R.; Garrett, M. A.; Grießmeier, J.; Gunst, A. W.; Hamaker, J. P.; Hessels, J. W. T.; Hoeft, M.; Hörandel, J.; Holties, H. A.; Intema, H.; Jackson, N. J.; JĂŒtte, E.; Karastergiou, A.; Klijn, W. F. A.; Kondratiev, V. I.; Koopmans, L. V. E.; Kuniyoshi, M.; Kuper, G.; Law, C.; van Leeuwen, J.; Loose, M.; Maat, P.; Markoff, S.; McFadden, R.; McKay-Bukowski, D.; Mevius, M.; Miller-Jones, J. C. A.; Morganti, R.; Munk, H.; Nelles, A.; Noordam, J. E.; Norden, M. J.; Paas, H.; Polatidis, A. G.; Reich, W.; Renting, A.; Röttgering, H.; Schoenmakers, A.; Schwarz, D.; Sluman, J.; Smirnov, O.; Stappers, B. W.; Steinmetz, M.; Tagger, M.; Tang, Y.; ter Veen, S.; Thoudam, S.; Vermeulen, R.; Vocks, C.; Vogt, C.; Wijers, R. A. M. J.; Wucknitz, O.; Yatawatta, S.; Zarka, P.

    2015-10-01

    We present the Multifrequency Snapshot Sky Survey (MSSS), the first northern-sky Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) imaging survey. In this introductory paper, we first describe in detail the motivation and design of the survey. Compared to previous radio surveys, MSSS is exceptional due to its intrinsic multifrequency nature providing information about the spectral properties of the detected sources over more than two octaves (from 30 to 160 MHz). The broadband frequency coverage, together with the fast survey speed generated by LOFAR's multibeaming capabilities, make MSSS the first survey of the sort anticipated to be carried out with the forthcoming Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Two of the sixteen frequency bands included in the survey were chosen to exactly overlap the frequency coverage of large-area Very Large Array (VLA) and Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) surveys at 74 MHz and 151 MHz respectively. The survey performance is illustrated within the MSSS Verification Field (MVF), a region of 100 square degrees centered at (α,ÎŽ)J2000 = (15h,69°). The MSSS results from the MVF are compared with previous radio survey catalogs. We assess the flux and astrometric uncertainties in the catalog, as well as the completeness and reliability considering our source finding strategy. We determine the 90% completeness levels within the MVF to be 100 mJy at 135 MHz with 108″ resolution, and 550 mJy at 50 MHz with 166″ resolution. Images and catalogs for the full survey, expected to contain 150 000-200 000 sources, will be released to a public web server. We outline the plans for the ongoing production of the final survey products, and the ultimate public release of images and source catalogs.

  2. Health Risk Behaviors among Maine Youth: Results of the 1993 Youth Risk Behavior and Out-of-School Youth Surveys.

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    Hart, Suzanne K.; And Others

    Intended for use by health education professionals, teachers, parents and others interested in the health status and health risk behaviors of young persons in Maine, this report describes the results of three concurrent studies of adolescent health. Data were obtained by written and telephone surveys taken from parents and adolescents in Maine.…

  3. WCPSS Student Survey Results: 2013-14. Measuring Up. D&A Report No. 14.08

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    Townsend, Megan

    2014-01-01

    Each spring, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) surveys 4th, 7th, and 10th grade students about their perception of various aspects of their school experience, measuring students' impressions of their school, school safety, teachers, academics, future ready skills, and technology. The 2013-14 results indicate that elementary school


  4. Comparing Public and Private Schools: Teacher Survey Results.

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    Kemerer, Frank; Martinez, Valerie; Godwin, Ken

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

  5. Pay-for-Knowledge Compensation Plans: Hypotheses and Survey Results.

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    Gupta, Nina; And Others

    1987-01-01

    The authors describe the concept of "pay-for-knowledge" compensation plans and report results from a survey of 20 personnel directors in pay-for-knowledge plants. Results indicate that companies using this system have generally found it workable and feel it would be a mistake to revert to traditional compensation plans. (CH)

  6. 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.

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

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

    2012-12-01

    A workshop for high school and middle school Earth and Space Science (ESS) teachers was held this summer (2012) as part of an ongoing collaboration between the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and El Paso Community College (EPCC) Departments of Geological Sciences. This collaborative effort aims to build local Earth science literacy and educational support for the geosciences. Sixteen teachers from three school districts from El Paso and southern New Mexico area participated in the workshop, consisting of middle school, high school, early college high school, and dual credit faculty. The majority of the teachers had little to no experience teaching geoscience, thus this workshop provided an introduction to basic geologic concepts to teachers with broad backgrounds, which will result in the introduction of geoscience to many new students each year. The workshop's goal was to provide hands-on activities illustrating basic geologic and scientific concepts currently used in introductory geology labs/lectures at both EPCC and UTEP to help engage pre-college students. Activities chosen for the workshop were an introduction to Google Earth for use in the classroom, relative age dating and stratigraphy using volcanoes, plate tectonics utilizing the jigsaw pedagogy, and the scientific method as a think-pair-share activity. All activities where designed to be low cost and materials were provided for instructors to take back to their institutions. A list of online resources for teaching materials was also distributed. Before each activity, a short pre-test was given to the participants to gauge their level of knowledge on the subjects. At the end of the workshop, participants were given a post-test, which tested the knowledge gain made by participating in the workshop. In all cases, more correct answers were chosen in the post-test than the individual activity pre-tests, indicating that knowledge of the subjects was gained. The participants enjoyed participating in these activities and intend to use them in their classes in the future. Copies of the materials used in this workshop are available upon request.

  8. First Results from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey

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

    1997-12-01

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

  9. Results of problematic refinery plant injection point survey

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    Gysbers, A.C.; Neill, W.J. Jr.

    1996-08-01

    This paper provides a summary of results of an industry survey of problematic refinery plant injection points. Sponsored by NACE T-8-21 Task Group on Refinery Additive Injection Facilities, the survey provided an opportunity for oil refinery plants to report on those injection points that may have contributed to corrosion or other problems. The paper will summarize the survey results. The statistics will show the number of injection points identified and the frequency of problems associated with types of injections, unit types, materials of construction, corrodent contributors, and injection facility type. Included is information on experiences with injection point monitoring, materials of construction and design upgrades used to maintain injection point reliability. Examples of the most common problems identified are included as case histories.

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

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    Akman, Özkan; GĂŒven, Cemal

    2015-01-01

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


  11. Teacher Retirement Systems: Summary of the 1977 Survey.

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    Vernier, Sharon M.

    This report presents basic data collected from 68 retirement systems on major legal provisions of state and local retirement systems to which teachers belong. The overview contains information on: (1) membership in state and local systems; (2) creditable service eligibility from prior service, military service, in-state nonteaching service, and…

  12. 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; Bańados, Eduardo; Blanton, Michael R.; Bershady, Matthew A.; Borissova, Jura; Brandt, William Nielson; 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Scottsdale Community College Airpark Campus Student Survey of Interest Results.

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    Petrowsky, Michael C.; Binder, Jan

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

  15. ANALYSIS OF TAP WATER FOR VIRUSES: RESULTS OF A SURVEY

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

  16. SSL Adoption by Museums: Survey Results, Analysis, and Recommendations

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    Perrin, T. E.; Druzik, J. R.; Miller, N. J.

    2014-11-01

    DOE Solid-State Lighting GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey of the museum community regarding conversions to SSL in museums. Responses provided real-world insight into how LEDs are being incorporated into museums, and what successes and hurdles have been encountered in the process.

  17. AORN Foundation shares results of scholarship recipient survey.

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    Goodman, Terri; Chappy, Sharon; Durgin, Leslie

    2005-03-01

    SINCE 1992, the AORN Foundation has been awarding scholarships to provide AORN members with funding to attain their education goals. THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM addresses the daunting challenges facing perioperative nurses, including the perioperative nursing shortage, the aging perioperative workforce, lack of tuition funding from hospitals, and the need for perioperative nurses with a bachelor's or higher degree. IN THE SPRING OF 2004, the AORN Scholarship Committee surveyed scholarship recipients to assess the program's effectiveness in meeting these challenges. THIS ARTICLE provides information about the scholarship program, summarizes the survey results, and discusses the effectiveness of the scholarship program. PMID:15799509

  18. 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.

  19. Exploratory visualization software for reporting environmental survey results.

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

    2001-08-01

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

  20. UAV platforms for cultural heritage survey: first results

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

    2014-05-01

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

  1. Surveying the Landscape of Teacher Education in New York City: Constrained Variation and the Challenge of Innovation

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    Boyd, Donald; Grossman, Pam L.; Hammerness, Karen; Lankford, R. Hamilton; Loeb, Susanna; McDonald, Morva; Reininger, Michelle; Ronfeldt, Matthew; Wyckoff, James

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the authors describe the state of teacher education in and around the large and diverse school district of New York City. Using multiple data sources, including program documents, interviews, and surveys of teachers, this study attempts to explore the characteristics of programs that prepare elementary teachers of New York City…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    2015-01-01

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


  4. Teacher Competencies in Health Education: Results of a Delphi Study

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    Moynihan, Sharon; Paakkari, Leena; VĂ€limaa, Raili; Jourdan, Didier; Mannix-McNamara, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    Objective The aim of this research study was to identify the core competencies for health education teachers in supporting the development of health literacy among their students. Method/Results A three round Delphi method was employed. Experts in health education were asked to identify core competencies for school health educators. Twenty six participants from the academic field were invited to participate in the study. Twenty participants completed the first round of the Delphi, while eighteen took part in round two and fifteen participated in the final round. Data were collected using an electronic questionnaire. The first round contained an open ended question in which participants were asked to name and define all the competencies they perceived were important. Thematic analysis was undertaken on these data. A list of 36 competencies was created from this round. This list was then returned to the same participants and they were asked to rate each competency on a 7 point semantic differential scale in terms of importance. The resulting data were then analysed. For the final round, participants were presented with a list of 33 competencies and were asked to rank them again, in order of importance. Conclusion Twelve core competencies emerged from the analysis and these competencies comprised of a mixture of knowledge, attitude and skills. The authors suggest that how these competencies are achieved and operationalised in the school context can be quite complex and multi-faceted. While the authors do not seek to generalise from the study they suggest that these competencies are an important input for all stakeholders, in order to question national and international teacher guidelines. In addition the competencies identified may provide a useful starting point for others to undertake deeper analysis of what it means to be an effective health educator in schools. PMID:26630180

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

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    McMillan, James H.

    2005-01-01

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

  6. Community and Conformity: A National Survey Contrasting Rural, Suburban, and Urban Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers.

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    Juul, Thomas P.

    This study used data from a national survey of homosexual and bisexual public school teachers to explore differences among participants in rural, suburban, and urban schools. A survey was sent to 1,350 participants through national, state, and urban based gay teacher organizations. Of those sampled, 904 responded. Findings included the following:…

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

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    Axelrod, Anne; Markow, Dana

    2000-01-01

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

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

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

    2005-12-01

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

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

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    Bayliss, Daniel D. R.; Sackett, Penny D.; Weldrake, David T. F.; Tingley, Brandon W. E-mail: penny.sackett@anu.edu.au E-mail: btingley@iac.es

    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.

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

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    Gejda, Linda Muggeo

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

  11. Gender in medicine – an issue for women only? A survey of physician teachers' gender attitudes

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

    2003-01-01

    Background During the last decades research has disclosed gender differences and gender bias in different fields of academic and clinical medicine. Consequently, a gender perspective has been asked for in medical curricula and medical education. However, in reports about implementation attempts, difficulties and reluctance have been described. Since teachers are key persons when introducing new issues we surveyed physician teachers' attitudes towards the importance of gender in professional relations. We also analyzed if gender of the physician is related to these attitudes. Method Questionnaires were sent to all 468 senior physicians (29 % women), at the clinical departments and in family medicine, engaged in educating medical students at a Swedish university. They were asked to rate, on five visual analogue scales, the importance of physician and patient gender in consultation, of physician and student gender in clinical tutoring, and of physician gender in other professional encounters. Differences between women and men were estimated by chi-2 tests and multivariate logistic regression analyses. Results The response rate was 65 %. The physicians rated gender more important in consultation than in clinical tutoring. There were significant differences between women and men in all investigated areas also when adjusting for speciality, age, academic degree and years in the profession. A higher proportion of women than men assessed gender as important in professional relationships. Those who assessed very low were all men while both men and women were represented among those with high ratings. Conclusions To implement a gender perspective in medical education it is necessary that both male and female teachers participate and embrace gender aspects as important. To facilitate implementation and to convince those who are indifferent, this study indicates that special efforts are needed to motivate men. We suggest that men with an interest in gender issues should be involved in this work. Further research is needed to find out how such male-oriented endeavours should be outlined. PMID:14613502

  12. Harrison County Teacher Education Center Needs Assessment Survey: A Second Look.

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    Curran, John

    This paper contains an analysis of the data gathered from the 1975-76 Harrison County Teacher Education Center (HCTEC) needs assessment survey. The orginial study analyzed the opinions of 13 client groups concerning the HCTEC. The study concentrated on two major questions: (1) what are the opinions of the 13 client groups about the perceived needs


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

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    McCowan, Richard J.; Mazalewski, Stanley

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


  14. 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…

  15. 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

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

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

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

  17. Educational Perspectives: A Survey of 10,000 Ontario Students, Teachers, and Parents.

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    Adams, Michael; And Others

    This paper offers an overview of three previous studies based on surveys of almost 1000 Ontario parents, 3500 teachers, and over 6100 students; each of which monitors the participants' experience with and attitudes towards the system of education. The intention of the overview is to assimilate the findings of the previous research into a single…

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

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    Kaya, Sibel; Dag, Funda

    2013-01-01

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


  19. A Survey of Use of Behavior Modification Techniques by Special Education Teachers.

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    Maheady, Larry; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Of 673 special education teachers responding to the survey, over 55 percent reported that behavior modification was not their major system of classroom management. Responses are broken down by categorical title of classroom for experiences with positive reinforcement, time out, negative reinforcement, contingency contracting, response cost,…

  20. A Comparison of Teacher Evaluation, Student Surveys and Growth Scores to Identify Effective Teaching Traits

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    White, Sylvia A.

    2013-01-01

    The identification of effective teaching is a continuous and challenging task. This study was an investigation of the relationship among the teacher evaluation, student perception surveys, and student growth scores of students in grades 3 through 8. The entire population of the small district was included in the study. The sources for this study…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Market Data Retrieval, Inc., Shelton, CT.

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


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

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    Kushner, Remigia; Helbling, Madonna

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


  4. The Development and Validation of a Teacher Preparation Program: Follow-Up Survey

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    Schulte, Laura E.

    2008-01-01

    Students in my applied advanced statistics course for educational administration doctoral students developed a follow-up survey for teacher preparation programs, using the following scale development processes: adopting a framework; developing items; providing evidence of content validity; conducting a pilot test; and analyzing data. The students…

  5. 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.

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

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

    2008-08-22

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

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

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

    2011-12-01

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

  8. Same day surgery: results of a patient satisfaction survey.

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    de Jesus, G; Abbotts, S; Collins, B; Burvill, A

    1996-09-01

    Same day surgery patients have unique needs, distinct from those of traditional long-stay inpatients and outpatients. Their postoperative needs at home are central to achieving complete recovery and ensuring there are no unplanned readmissions to hospital. In a quality improvement project at Royal Perth Hospital, a patient satisfaction questionnaire survey has attempted to measure the clinical outcome of same day surgery patients and whether this is influenced by factors such as the specific information expectations and needs of these patients, including their postoperative information needs and expectations. Survey results highlight that information delivery is crucial to same day surgery patients, not only in preparing for their procedure, but also in planning for, and coping with, their postoperative course. Information delivery is a principal factor influencing both clinical outcome and patient satisfaction with hospital service. Improving information delivery can contribute greatly to the quality and effectiveness of same day surgery services and ensure the continuum of care. PMID:8887860

  9. Results of the BETS Survey of the CC Cryostat

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    Luther, R.D.; /Fermilab

    1988-01-07

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

  10. 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.; Beshore, E.; Larson, S.; Boattini, A.; Gibbs, A.; Hill, R.; Kowalski, R.; Christensen, E.; Catelan, M.

    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.

  11. Small main-belt asteroid spectroscopic survey: Initial results

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

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

  12. 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…

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

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    Stell, Eugenia Ann; And Others

    This study was conducted to determine the extensiveness and form of credentialing for those persons engaged in staff development. Questionnaires were mailed to the Director of Teacher Education and Certification at the State Department of Education in forty-nine states and the District of Columbia (Texas was not included). All of the…

  14. First results from the Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamic Evolution survey

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    Pihlstrom, Ylva; Sjouwerman, Lorant; Rich, Robert Michael; Claussen, Mark J.; Morris, Mark; BAaDE Collaboration

    2016-01-01

    The goal of the Bulge Asymmetries and Dynamic Evolution (BAaDE) project is to undertake the largest ever survey of red giant SiO maser sources (~20,000) in the bulge and inner Galaxy. This survey will provide a confusion-free, extinction-free, densely sampled set of point-masses in the regions of the Galaxy that are not reachable with optical surveys (concentrated along 0°results.

  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. Do Social Studies Teachers Use Simulations?

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    Young, Gail A; Schug, Mark C.

    1990-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey of Wisconsin secondary social studies teachers designed to answer the question: To what extent do teachers use simulations? Describes the study designed to replicate an earlier survey of Ohio teachers in 1979 by J.J. Blaga. Compares the results of the two surveys. Concludes simulation use has increased. (RW)

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

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    2014-01-01

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

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

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    McCleskey, Nicole

    2010-01-01

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


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

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    Peneston, Dee Anne

    2012-01-01

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


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

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    Peneston, Dee Anne

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Phytopthora ramorum in Belgium: 2002 survey results and research efforts.

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    Heungens, K; Crepel, C; Inghelbrecht, S; Maes, M

    2003-01-01

    Phytophthora ramorum is a new and aggressive Phytophthora species that causes leaf blight and dieback symptoms on Viburnum and Rhododendron plants in Europe. A variant of this fungus is responsible for Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in California and Oregon. In Europe, problems so far are mostly restricted to nursery plants of Rhododendron and Viburnum while in the US, the fungus has been isolated from over 20 host species and is responsible for massive killing of oak trees (mostly Quercus agrifolia and Lithocarpus densiflorus) in forest and park settings. The potential for infection of native tree species in Europe and the recent detection of the fungus in nurseries of several European countries has lead to the implementation of EU emergency phytosanitary measures. As a result, most European countries have conducted surveys and are doing research as part of risk assessment efforts. The first part of this paper focuses on the plant diagnoses of the 2002 survey of P. ramorum in Belgian nurseries. The data from the survey indicates P. ramorum is present in Belgium at similar rates as in the neighbouring countries, in an apparent random distribution. The second part of this paper describes research results relating to the in vitro effect of oomycete fungicides on P. ramorum, Rhododendron cultivar susceptibility, the determination of the leaf infection site, and pathogen survival. Some fungicides had excellent in vitro activity against P. ramorum and should be tested further on plants. Use of host resistance as a control strategy may be limited as little difference in cultivar sensitivity was observed. Infection studies showed that wounds and the lower sides of the leaves are most susceptible to infection. Once the pathogen gets inside, it can survive well on detached leaves, especially when they are kept cool and moist. These data can contribute to management decisions of P. ramorum at the level of nurseries as well as the government. PMID:15151294

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  3. Results from BASS, the BANYAN All-Sky Survey

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    Gagne, Jonathan; Lafreniere, David; Doyon, Rene; Faherty, Jacqueline K.; Malo, Lison; Artigau, Etienne

    2015-01-01

    We present results from the BANYAN All-Sky Survey (BASS), a systematic all-sky survey for brown dwarf candidates in young moving groups. We describe a cross-match of the 2MASS and ALLWISE catalogs that provides a list of 98 970 potential nearby dwarfs with spectral types later than M5 with measurements of proper motion at precisions typically better than 15 masyr, as well as the Bayesian Analysis for Nearby Young AssociatioNs II tool (BANYAN II) which we use to build the BASS catalog from this 2MASS-ALLWISE cross-match, consisting of more than 300 candidate members of young moving groups. We present the first results of a spectroscopic follow-up of those candidates, which allowed us to identify several new low-mass stars and brown dwarfs displaying signs of low gravity. We use the BASS catalog to show tentative evidence for mass segregation in AB Doradus and Argus, and reveal a new ˜ 13 Mjup\\ co-moving companion to a young low-mass star in BASS. We obtain a moderate-resolution near-infrared spectrum for the companion, which reveals typical signs of youth and a spectral type L4?.

  4. The Chronic Migraineur and Health Services: National Survey Results

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    Wachholtz, Amy; Malone, Christopher; Bhowmick, Amrita

    2015-01-01

    Chronic migraine is a costly and highly disabling condition that impacts millions of people in the United States. While chronic migraine is hypothesized to result from more infrequent forms of migraine, the precise mechanism by which this develops is still being researched. This study sought to better characterize the treatment patterns, disorder characteristics, and medical and disability profile of the chronic migraine population using the largest dataset of chronic migraineurs ever collected. The survey was started by 8,359 individuals and 4,787 met the inclusion criteria for diagnosed chronic migraine The number of stressful life events participants experienced due to their migraines related to number of therapies tried (p<0.00, eta2=0.215), depression (p<0.00, eta2=0.178), number of comorbidities (p<0.00, eta2=0.172), anxiety (p<0.00, eta2=0.162), number of physician visits in the past year (p<0.00, eta2=0.103), and chronic pain levels (p<0.00, eta2=0.077).. The results of this survey suggest that chronic migraineurs may misattribute aspects of psychiatric or medical comorbidities to their chronic migraines. Further, the sample underutilized mental health services and were unsatisfied with their migraine treatments. Providers to chronic migraineurs should ensure that patients are receiving appropriate mental health care in order to alleviate psychological distress as well as to potentially lessen negative life events previously associated with migraine symptoms. PMID:26807447

  5. The Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey (GPIES) Campaign Initial Results

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    Patience, Jennifer; Macintosh, Bruce; Graham, James R.; Barman, Travis; De Rosa, Robert; Konopacky, Quinn; Marley, Mark; Marois, Christian; Nielsen, Eric Ludwig; Pueyo, Laurent; Rajan, Abhijith; Rameau, Julien; Saumon, Didier; Wang, Jason

    2015-12-01

    The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a next-generation coronagraphic integral field unit with the sensitivity and resolution to detect planetary companions with separations of 0”.2 to 1”.0 around a large set of stars. An 890-hour GPI survey of 600 young, nearby stars commenced in late-2014, and approximately 100 stars have been observed thus far. The central aims of the program are: (1) the discovery of a population of giant planets with orbital radii of 5-50 AU comparable to Solar System gas giant orbits, (2) the characterization of the atmospheric properties of young planetary companions, and (3) the exploration of planet-disk interactions. Initial results from GPI exoplanet observations include the discovery of a new planetary companion to a young F-star; the planet spectrum shows a strong signature of methane absorption, indicating a cooler temperature than previously imaged young planets. An overview of the survey scope, current detection limits, and initial results will be presented.

  6. Results from the Pan-STARRS1 Sky Surveys

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    Chambers, Kenneth C.; PS1 Science Consortium

    2015-01-01

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

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

  8. Dark Clouds in the ISOGAL survey: Observational Results.

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    Teyssier, D.; PĂ©rault, M.; Hennebelle, P.

    The ISOGAL survey was a galactic survey conducted in the mid-infrared with the ISO camera, under the leadership of A. Omont. Its purposes included the study of stellar populations and galactic structure (bulge and inner Galaxy up to longitudes of 60circ), as well as the emission and absorption due to the interstellar medium. Among the first results of this survey (PĂ©rault et al., 1996) is the evidence of narrow (down to 10'' in size) absorbing filaments and globules which appear as dark features in the 7 or 15 microns images. We present here follow-up observations of the infrared dark features conducted at the IRAM 30-m telescope. The analysis of the CO isotope and continuum maps showed spectacular spatial correlation with the mid-IR absorption. These features are distributed as far as the prominent molecular ring area in the inner Galaxy (2-8 kpc), making them first detection of individual dark clouds away from the Solar Neighbourhood. The clouds exhibit shapes ranging from globules to thin filament down to 0.3 pc in size. The on-the-fly images obtained in C18O confirmed that the cores are dense, compact molecular emitters, significantly more massive than local dark clouds (more than 1000 Modot) and lie within low activity Giant Molecular Clouds (GMC's). Despite the high visual extinction values inferred in the mid-IR data (Av >= 25, Hennebelle et al, 2000), the CO isotope lines are surprisingly weak, indicating possible depletion onto grains. Complementary observations of temperature and density probes (mainly HC3N and CH3CCH) confirmed this trend and led to first estimates of kinetic temperature around 10 K or less and densities above 105 cm-3. Comparisons with similar observations done by the MSX project (Egan et al., 1998) are discussed.

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

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

    2014-01-01

    Objective: Our paper presents findings from the first population survey of stigma in Canada using a new measure of stigma. Empirical objectives are to provide a descriptive profile of Canadian’s expectations that people will devalue and discriminate against someone with depression, and to explore the relation between experiences of being stigmatized in the year prior to the survey among people having been treated for a mental illness with a selected number of sociodemographic and mental health–related variables. Method: Data were collected by Statistics Canada using a rapid response format on a representative sample of Canadians (n = 10 389) during May and June of 2010. Public expectations of stigma and personal experiences of stigma in the subgroup receiving treatment for a mental illness were measured. Results: Over one-half of the sample endorsed 1 or more of the devaluation discrimination items, indicating that they believed Canadians would stigmatize someone with depression. The item most frequently endorsed concerned employers not considering an application from someone who has had depression. Over one-third of people who had received treatment in the year prior to the survey reported discrimination in 1 or more life domains. Experiences of discrimination were strongly associated with perceptions that Canadians would devalue someone with depression, younger age (12 to 15 years), and self-reported poor general mental health. Conclusions: The Mental Health Experiences Module reflects an important partnership between 2 national organizations that will help Canada fulfill its monitoring obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and provide a legacy to researchers and policy-makers who are interested in monitoring changes in stigma over time. PMID:25565699

  10. Results of Fall 1976 Survey of Engineering Freshmen.

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    Ott, Mary Diederich

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

  11. Does the public communication of science influence scientific vocation? Results of a national survey.

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    Stekolschik, Gabriel; Draghi, Cecilia; Adaszko, Dan; Gallardo, Susana

    2010-09-01

    The purpose of this work was to determine if public communication of science and technology (PCST) has any influence on people's decision to become dedicated to scientific research. For this reason, a national survey involving 852 researchers from all disciplines was conducted in Argentina. The results showed that the factors affecting scientific vocation are many, and that, regardless of differences in gender, age or discipline, the greatest influence on the decision to go into scientific research is exerted by teachers. The analysis also demonstrated that different manifestations of PCST (science books, press articles, audiovisual material, and activities such as visits to science museums) play a significant role in awakening the vocation for science. From these results it may be stated that PCST--in addition to its function of informing and forming citizens--exerts a significant influence in fostering scientific vocation. PMID:21553602

  12. First Results of the TIGRE Chromospheric Activity Survey

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

    2015-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.; Granados, A. P.; Alcock, C.; Protopapas, P.; Axelrod, T.; Bianco, F. B.; Byun, Y.-I.; Chen, W. P.; Coehlo, N. K.; De Pater, I.; Kim, D.-W.; Lissauer, J. J.; Marshall, S. L.; 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.

  15. The Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies Survey: Design and Key Results

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    Stiavelli, Massimo; Trenti, M.; Collective, BoRG

    2012-01-01

    The Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies survey (BoRG) is a large Hubble Space Telescope program aimed at searching very luminous (M_AB -21) galaxies at z 8 from wide-area, medium-deep observations in four filters (V, J, Y, H) reaching a median sensitivity of m_AB 27 at 5sigma over 250 arcmin2. The pure-parallel nature of BoRG allows us to obtain a census of the population of rare galaxies within the epoch of reionization (700 million years after the Big Bang) without being affected by cosmic variance. The observations carried out to date led to the identification of 7 very bright candidates, two of which have been followed-up with spectroscopic observations at Keck. BoRG has been extended for the next cycle of HST observations and will cover an additional area of about 100 arcmin2 with longer exposure time, constructing a sample of observations at different depths to optimally probe the bright end of the galaxy luminosity function at z 8. In this poster we present the survey design, its key results to date and future prospects.

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

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

    2011-11-01

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

  17. STARtorialist: Astronomy Fashion & Culture Blog and Reader Survey Results

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    Ash, Summer; Rice, Emily L.; Jarreau, Paige B.

    2016-01-01

    STARtorialist (startorialist.com) is a Tumblr-based blog that curates the proliferation of "Astro Fashion" - clothing accessories, decor, and more - with the goal of celebrating the beauty of the universe and highlighting the science behind the astronomical imagery. Since launching in January 2013, we have written over 1000 unique posts about everything from handmade and boutique products to mass-produced commercial items to haute couture seen on fashion runways. Each blog post features images and descriptions of the products with links to the original astronomical images or other relevant science content. We also feature profiles of astronomers, scientists, students, and communicators wearing, making, or decorating with "startorial" items. Our most popular posts accumulate hundreds or thousands of notes (faves or reblogs, in Tumblr parlance), and one post has nearly 150,000 notes. In our second year, we have grown from 1,000 to just shy of 20,000 followers on Tumblr, with an increased audience on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well. We present preliminary results from a reader survey conducted September-October 2015 in collaboration with science communication researcher Dr. Paige Jarreau. The survey provides data on reader habits, motivations, attitudes, and demographics in order to assess how STARtorialist has influenced our readers' views on science, scientists, and the scientific community as a whole.

  18. Space Infrared Extragalactic Surveys : Results from ISO and Future Prospects

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    Vaccari, Mattia

    2004-02-01

    This Thesis deals with the exploitation of space infrared extragalactic surveys as a powerful tool for astronomical investigation. More precisely, it deals with the development of a new method (LARI Method) for the reduction and analysis of data obtained by an infrared satellite (ISO), the application of this method to data obtained within the most ambitious extragalactic survey carried out with this satellite (ELAIS), the first scientific results obtained through this application, and finally the possible applications of such technical and scientific contributions to an infrared satellite which has recently started operations (Spitzer) as well as to future infrared missions. As a testimony to the particularly heterogeneous nature of the skills that are necessary in order to realize a successful space project, the Thesis stands at the boundary between several significantly different disciplines, such as detector physics, signal analysis and image processing, software engineering, galaxy formation and evolution and observational cosmology. Although focusing on a particular mission (ISO), throughout an attempt was made at putting the work into an "historical" perspective, with a keen eye both for the efforts of the "pioneers" of infrared astronomy and for the exciting prospects that space missions will offer to this dicipline in the years to come.

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

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

    2014-07-01

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

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

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    Goos, Merrilyn; Bennison, Anne

    2008-12-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  2. 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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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


  4. 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…

  5. 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


  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Examining the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Singapore Pre-Service Teachers with a Large-Scale Survey

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    Koh, J. H. L.; Chai, C. S.; Tsai, C. C.

    2010-01-01

    This paper examined the profile of Singaporean pre-service teachers in terms of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). A total of 1185 pre-service teachers were studied with a TPACK survey. An exploratory factor analysis found five distinctive constructs: technological knowledge, content knowledge, knowledge of pedagogy,…

  9. 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


  10. 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


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

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    Johnson, Frank; Cornman, Stephen

    2008-01-01

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


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

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    Stapleton, Paul

    2011-01-01

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

  13. Industrial Arts in Maine--1978. A Report of the Findings of a Survey of Industrial Arts Teachers.

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    Zaner, John A.

    A state survey of Maine industrial arts teachers sought to describe current curriculum attitudes and practices for use in developing teacher training curriculum at the University of Maine and to pursue the impact of Title IX (sex discrimination) legislation, new university faculty, and state and national curriculum efforts. One hundred randomly…

  14. Examining the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Singapore Pre-Service Teachers with a Large-Scale Survey

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    Koh, J. H. L.; Chai, C. S.; Tsai, C. C.

    2010-01-01

    This paper examined the profile of Singaporean pre-service teachers in terms of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). A total of 1185 pre-service teachers were studied with a TPACK survey. An exploratory factor analysis found five distinctive constructs: technological knowledge, content knowledge, knowledge of pedagogy,


  15. 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.

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

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

    1984-01-01

    A survey of 513 engineers and scientists employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center and 600 engineers and scientists from three professional/technical societies solicited the opinions of report users concerning the format of NASA technical reports. The results indicate that a summary as well as an abstract should be included, that the definitions of symbols and glossary of terms should be located in the front of the report, and that the illustrative material should be integrated with the text rather than grouped at the end of the report. Citation of references by number, one-column, ragged-right-margin layout, and third-person writing style are also preferred by a majority of the respondents.

  17. A survey of spinal cord injuries resulting from sport.

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    Noguchi, T

    1994-03-01

    We surveyed 35 patients who had been admitted to the Hakone National Hospital with a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting from sports accidents, from 1975 to 1991. There were 32 males and three females. Thirty-one patients (88.6%) under the age of 30 had been injured. The most common sport was swimming (51.4%), followed by gymnastics (22.8%). The most common factors were conceit and lack of skill. The injuries were predominantly at the C4-5-6 level. Thirty-four of the patients had a cervical spine injury. Paralysis at the sixth cervical level occurred in 15 cases. Regarding the mechanism of injury, impact on the ground due to misjudgment in the depth of water was the most frequent in swimming; and failure in a somersault the most frequent in gymnastics. The most important point raised in the prevention of SCI sport was education about the dangers during elementary schooling. PMID:8008419

  18. The Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies Survey: Design and Preliminary Results

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    Trenti, M.; Bradley, L. D.; Stiavelli, M.; Oesch, P.; Treu, T.; Bouwens, R. J.; Shull, J. M.; MacKenty, J. W.; Carollo, C. M.; Illingworth, G. D.

    2011-02-01

    We present the first results on the search for very bright (M AB ? -21) galaxies at redshift z ~ 8 from the Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies (BoRG) survey. BoRG is a Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) pure-parallel survey that is obtaining images on random lines of sight at high Galactic latitudes in four filters (F606W, F098M, F125W, and F160W), with integration times optimized to identify galaxies at z >~ 7.5 as F098M dropouts. We discuss here results from a search area of approximately 130 arcmin2 over 23 BoRG fields, complemented by six other pure-parallel WFC3 fields with similar filters. This new search area is more than two times wider than previous WFC3 observations at z ~ 8. We identify four F098M-dropout candidates with high statistical confidence (detected at greater than 8? confidence in F125W). These sources are among the brightest candidates currently known at z ~ 8 and approximately 10 times brighter than the z = 8.56 galaxy UDFy-38135539. They thus represent ideal targets for spectroscopic follow-up observations and could potentially lead to a redshift record, as our color selection includes objects up to z ~ 9. However, the expected contamination rate of our sample is about 30% higher than typical searches for dropout galaxies in legacy fields, such as the GOODS and HUDF, where deeper data and additional optical filters are available to reject contaminants. Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS 5-26555. These observations are associated with Programs 11700, 11702.

  19. THE BRIGHTEST OF REIONIZING GALAXIES SURVEY: DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS

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    Trenti, M.; Bradley, L. D.; Stiavelli, M.; MacKenty, J. W.; Oesch, P.; Carollo, C. M.; Treu, T.; Bouwens, R. J.; Illingworth, G. D.; Shull, J. M.

    2011-02-01

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

  20. DUst around NEarby Stars. The Survey Observational Results

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

    2013-01-01

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

  1. BLAST Large-scale Extragalactic Submillimeter Survey Results

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    Truch, Matthew; Ade, P. A. R.; Bock, J. J.; Chapin, E. L.; Devlin, M. J.; Griffin, M.; Gundersen, J. O.; Halpern, M.; Hargrave, P. C.; Hughes, D. H.; Klein, J.; Marsden, G.; Martin, P. G.; Mauskopf, P.; Moncelsi, L.; Netterfield, C. B.; Olmi, L.; Pascale, E.; Patanchon, G.; Rex, M.; Scott, D.; Semisch, C.; Thomas, N.; Tucker, C.; Tucker, G. S.; Viero, M. P.; Wiebe, D. V.

    2010-01-01

    The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) is a suborbital surveying experiment designed to study the evolutionary history and processes of star formation in local galaxies (including the Milky Way) and galaxies at cosmological distances. The BLAST continuum camera, which consists of 270 detectors distributed between three arrays, observes simultaneously in broadband (30%) spectral windows at 250, 350, and 500”m, akin to the SPIRE instrument on Herschel. The optical design is based on a 2m diameter telescope, providing nearly diffraction-limited resolution of 36“ at 250”m. BLAST performed a test flight in 2003 and has since made two scientifically productive long-duration balloon flights: a 100 hour flight from ESRANGE (Kiruna), Sweden to Victoria Island, northern Canada in 2005 June; and a 250 hour, circumpolar flight from McMurdo Station, Antarctica in 2006 December. A deep, confusion limited, 0.8 degČ map nested in a wide, 8.6 degČ map in the direction of GOODS-South was made during the 2006 flight. Approximately half of all the light from stars is absorbed and reprocessed by dust. The resulting emission is grey body with a temperature near 30K. While it is believed that this radiation makes up the Far Infrared Background (FIRB) detected by COBE, it had not been resolved into individual galaxies. Combining BLAST data with data from Spitzer in the same region, we determine that at 500”m all of the FIRB comes from sources that are identified in deep 24”m surveys and that 70% of the FIRB comes from sources with z>1.2. Furthermore, we determine the number of galaxies as a function of flux and frequency in the submillimeter revealing a distinct evolution in the galaxy population from low to high redshift. The BLAST collaboration acknowledges the support of NASA, NSF Office of Polar Programs, the CSA (Canada), the STFC (UK), and NSERC (Canada).

  2. Gaining weight through retirement? Results from the SHARE survey.

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    Godard, Mathilde

    2016-01-01

    This paper estimates the causal impact of retirement on the Body Mass Index (BMI) of adults aged 50-69 years old, on the probability of being either overweight or obese and on the probability of being obese. Based on the 2004, 2006 and 2010-2011 waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), our identification strategy exploits variation in European Early Retirement Ages (ERAs) and stepwise increases in ERAs in Austria and Italy between 2004 and 2011 to examine an exogenous shock to retirement behavior. Our results show that retirement induced by discontinuous incentives in early retirement schemes causes a 12-percentage point increase in the probability of being obese among men within a two- to four-year period. We find that the impact of retirement is highly non-linear and mostly affects the right-hand side of the male BMI distribution. Additional results show that this pattern is driven by men retiring from strenuous jobs and by those who were already at risk of obesity. In contrast, no significant results are found among women. PMID:26708674

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  4. School Age Child Care in Virginia: 1993 Survey Results.

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    Council on Child Day Care and Early Childhood Programs, Richmond, VA.

    School-age child care (SACC) programs based on-site in Virginia elementary schools were surveyed to determine the scope of such programs across the commonwealth, and to look more comprehensively at existing programs in terms of operators, activities, affordability, and other issues. In January 1993, the survey was sent to school superintendents in…

  5. [Family Research Council: 1993 Family Issues Survey Results.

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

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

  6. Wisconsin Youth Risk Behaviors: 1993 Survey Results. Bulletin No. 94305.

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    Fernan, Steven A.; And Others

    How can state leaders mobilize to meet the health and safety needs of its school-age children? To understand more about children's health, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has surveyed Wisconsin students. In 1993 the DPI and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) joined forces to conduct the Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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

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    LeSchack, L.A.

    1997-05-19

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

  8. Student Satisfaction: The 2003 YESS Survey Results. 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 2003.The respondents came from all different class sections. The survey was sent out to 2386 students and 1040 replied, which is a 44% response rate. The majority of respondents had chosen HCC due to its close proximity to home (37%) and their…

  9. School Climate Surveys: District Results for 2011-12

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    Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012

    2012-01-01

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

  10. "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.


  11. Small Business and Health Care. Results of a Survey.

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    Hall, Charles P., Jr.; Kuder, John M.

    A 1989 mail survey collected data regarding health insurance from 18,614 small business owners who were employer members of the National Federation of Independent Business. In all, 5,368 usable surveys were returned for a 29 percent response rate. Data were obtained on opinions about health care, health care markets, and general health policy;…

  12. Y2K Survey Results: Counties, Cities, School Districts.

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    Petro, Jim

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

  13. Present Results of the ISOGAL Survey of the Inner Galaxy

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    Omont, Alain; ISOGAL Collaboration

    ISOGAL1 , 2 , 3 is a 7-15”m survey of ~20 deg2 in the inner galactic plane. With KJI DENIS data, it allows detailed studies of cold stars and galactic structures in highly obscured regions, with a sensitivity and pixel surface ~100 times better than IRAS. Data reduction is difficult because of strong sources and memory effects of the detectors. A catalogue of ~105 ISOGAL-DENIS sources will be published within a few months. A few fields exemplify the results expected from the ~200 fields observed. ISOGAL provides a practically complete census of mass-losing AGB stars in fields of the inner bulge. Even very weak mass losses are well characterised down to the RGB tip. The determination of the AGB luminosity function and mass loss function is in progress, as well as cross-identifications with OH/IR stars and LPVs, and the analysis of their dust from 5-16”m CVF spectra. The AGB sequence is also quite visible in 7-15”m colour-magnitude diagrams in the galactic disk. Foreground stars and dusty young stars are also numerous. The latter with a few solar masses are detectable through the galactic centre. The combination of ISOGAL and DENIS data allows a detailed estimate of the interstellar extinction.1 ISOGAL Co-Investigators include: C. Alard, J. Blommaert, C. Cesarsky, N. Epchtein, M. Felli, P. Fouqué, R. Genzel, G. Gilmore, F.Guglielmo, H. Habing, A. Omont (PI), M. Pérault, S. Price, A. Robin and G.Simon. A number of associate members of the ISOGAL Collaboration have also contributed to the results discussed here. They include: I. Glass, M. Morris, L. Testi and R. Wyse2 The ISOGAL data reduction team includes: C. Alard, T. August, J. Blommaert, E. Copet, S. Ganesh, D. Ojha, M. Pérault, F. Schuller, M. Schultheis, G. Simon, J. van Loon and M. Unavane3 Many of the results presented here rely on data of the DENIS survey [5

  14. The American Elementary Teacher Today: Results of Instructor's First National Teacher Poll.

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    Instructor, 1980

    1980-01-01

    This is a brief summary of the responses to this magazine's August 1979 opinion poll, covering a wide range of topics, such as likes and dislikes about teaching, school violence, use of audiovisuals, teacher unionization, national educational and political issues, and respondents' personal characteristics, interests, and income. (SJL)

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

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    Farrell, Donna; Reed, Dan

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

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

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    Buchholtz, Nils; Kaiser, Gabriele

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    1982-01-01

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

  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. Tracheotomy-Related Catastrophic Events: Results of a National Survey

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

    2012-01-01

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

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. First results from the POMME survey of M31

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    Fliri, J.; Valls-Gabaud, D.

    2012-09-01

    The POMME survey (Pixel Observations of M31 with MEgacam) monitored two fields in the disc of M31 using MegaCam at CFHT over a timespan of 2.5 months in three filters ( g', r', i'). Covering a large fraction of the disc of M31, it yields an unprecedented view on Cepheids, eclipsing binaries and microlensing events in M31. In this contribution we present the first results on the Cepheid populations in M31. Using difference imaging we detect more than 2500 Cepheids in the period range from 2 to 80 days, making the catalogue the largest and most homogeneous database of M31 Cepheids to date. The period distribution peaks at log P[day]?0.63. We confirm the presence of a second peak in the period distribution at log P[day]?1.13, consistent with previous findings on smaller samples, and which is also present in Galactic Cepheids, unlike those at the lower metallicities of the LMC. Using the Fourier parameters derived from light curve fitting we identify 200 first overtone pulsators among the POMME Cepheids. On-going work will include the derivation of period-luminosity relations and the extension of the analysis to eclipsing binary systems, yielding an improved distance to M31 and tighter constraints on systematics affecting the period-colour-metallicity-luminosity relations.

  3. Planets around Giant Stars: Results from the Lick Survey

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    Quirrenbach, Andreas; Reffert, Sabine; Trifonov, Trifon; Bergmann, Christoph; Schwab, Christian

    2015-12-01

    We present results from a radial-velocity survey of 373 giant stars at Lick Observatory, which started in 1999. We have detected planets around 15 of these stars; an additional 20 stars host planet candidates. Companions with up to 25 Jupiter masses are rather commonly found around stars with about 2 Solar masses. The frequency of detected planetary companions appears to increase with metallicity. No planets or planet candidates are found around stars with more than 2.7 Solar masses, although our sample contains 113 such stars. We conclude that the occurrence rate of giant planets as a function of Stellar mass peaks around 2 Solar masses. This has important consequences for our understanding of giant planet formation.The stars 91 Aqr and tau Gem have companions with orbits that are among those with the lowest eccentricities of all known exoplanets, perhaps due to tidal circularization during the RGB phase. If confirmed, this would be the first evidence of planetary orbits modified through stellar evolution.We have discovered several multiple systems in our sample. An extensive dynamical analysis of the eta Cet system indicates that it contains two massive planets in a 2:1 orbital resonance. The star nu Oph is orbited by two brown dwarf companions in a 6:1 resonance. It is likely that they arrived in this resonance through migration in a circumstellar disk, arguing strongly that objects with more than 20 Jupiter masses can be formed in disks around Herbig Ae stars.

  4. Astrometric exoplanet surveys in practice: challenges, opportunities, and results

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    Sahlmann, Johannes

    2015-08-01

    Conversely to the transit photometry and radial velocity methods, the astrometric discovery of exoplanets is still limited by the sensitivity of available instruments. Furthermore, the signature of a planet (described by 7 free parameters) is orders of magnitude smaller than the standard motion of a star (5 free parameters), which has to be solved for first. This has important implications in the design and implementation of astrometric planet search surveys and the large parameter space to be explored calls for efficient fitting algorithms. I will present results of the so-far most precise astrometric planet search from the ground, targeting 20 very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs with an accuracy of 100 micro-arcseconds, which include the discovery of binaries with components in the planetary mass regime and several planet candidates with Neptune-to-Jupiter masses. The employed genetic and MCMC algorithms were shown to be efficient in constraining all astrometric parameters, which makes them important tools for the exploitation of the data currently collected by the Gaia satellite. Gaia is expected to astrometrically discover thousands of giant exoplanets and I will report on several ongoing projects in preparation of this unique harvest, including the expected yield of circumbinary planets.

  5. 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

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

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

    2003-03-01

    This poster presents a "family album" of visible and near-infrared spectra for more than 300 near-Earth objects. These data were obtained through the Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey (SMASS) program.

  7. 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.

  8. Constructivist-Compatible Beliefs and Practices among U.S. Teachers. Teaching, Learning, and Computing: 1998 National Survey Report #4.

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

    This report, the forth in a series from the spring 1998 national survey, "Teaching, Learning, and Computing," examines teachers' survey responses that describe the frequency with which their teaching practice involves those five types of activities and the frequency with which their practice involves more traditional transmission and…

  9. Instrument Development: Examining the Appropriateness of Student and Teacher Surveys for Determining the Need for Testing Accommodations. Technical Report #31

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    Alonzo, Julie; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne; Tindal, Gerald

    2004-01-01

    This technical report documents the procedures followed in developing student and teacher surveys to gather information about the accommodations students are accustomed to receiving and those that might be beneficial on a mathematics test delivered on the computer. It provides documentation of the technical adequacy of the survey instruments, as…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. Stellar variability in the VVV survey: overview and first results

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    Catelan, M.; Minniti, D.; Lucas, P. W.; DĂ©kĂĄny, I.; Saito, R. K.; Angeloni, R.; Alonso-GarcĂ­a, J.; Hempel, M.; HeƂminiak, K.; JordĂĄn, A.; Contreras Ramos, R.; Navarrete, C.; BeamĂ­n, J. C.; Rojas, A. F.; Gran, F.; Lopes, C. E. Ferreira; Contreras Peña, C.; Kerins, E.; Huckvale, L.; Rejkuba, M.; Cohen, R.; Mauro, F.; Borissova, J.; Amigo, P.; Eyheramendy, S.; Pichara, K.; Espinoza, N.; Navarro, C.; Hajdu, G.; Espinoza, D. N. CalderĂłn; Muro, G. A.; Andrews, H.; Motta, V.; Kurtev, R.; Emerson, J. P.; Bidin, C. Moni; ChenĂ©, A.-N.

    2014-02-01

    The Vista Variables in the VĂ­a LĂĄctea (VVV) ESO Public Survey is an ongoing time-series, near-infrared (IR) survey of the Galactic bulge and an adjacent portion of the inner disk, covering 562 square degrees of the sky, using ESO's VISTA telescope. The survey has provided superb multi-color photometry in 5 broadband filters (Z, Y, J, H, and Ks ), leading to the best map of the inner Milky Way ever obtained, particularly in the near-IR. The main part of the survey, which is focused on the variability in the Ks -band, is currently underway, with bulge fields observed between 34 and 73 times, and disk fields between 34 and 36 times. When the survey is complete, bulge (disk) fields will have been observed up to a total of 100 (60) times, providing unprecedented depth and time coverage in the near-IR. Here we provide a first overview of stellar variability in the VVV data.

  13. The Center for Astrophysics Redshift Survey - Recent results

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    Geller, Margaret J.; Huchra, John P.

    1989-01-01

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

  14. 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:


  15. The VMC survey - V. First results for classical Cepheids

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    Ripepi, V.; Moretti, M. I.; Marconi, M.; Clementini, G.; Cioni, M.-R. L.; Marquette, J. B.; Girardi, L.; Rubele, S.; Groenewegen, M. A. T.; de Grijs, R.; Gibson, B. K.; Oliveira, J. M.; van Loon, J. Th.; Emerson, J. P.

    2012-08-01

    The VISTA Magellanic Cloud (VMC; PI: M.-R. L. Cioni) survey is collecting deep Ks-band time series photometry of the pulsating variable stars hosted by the system formed by the two Magellanic Clouds (MCs) and the bridge connecting them. In this paper, we present the first results for classical Cepheids, from the VMC observations of two fields in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), centred on the South Ecliptic Pole and the 30 Doradus star-forming regions, respectively. The VMC Ks-band light curves of the Cepheids are well sampled (12 epochs) and of excellent precision (typical errors of ˜0.01 mag). We were able to measure for the first time the Ks magnitude of the faintest classical Cepheids in the LMC (Ks ˜ 17.5 mag), which are mostly pulsating in the first overtone (FO) mode, and to obtain FO period-luminosity (PL), period-Wesenheit (PW) and period-luminosity-colour (PLC) relations, spanning the full period range from 0.25 to 6 d. Since the longest period Cepheid in our data set has a variability period of 23 d, we have complemented our sample with literature data for brighter F Cepheids. On this basis, we have built a PL relation in the Ks band that, for the first time, includes short-period - hence low-luminosity - pulsators, and spans the full range from 1.6 to 100 d in period.We also provide the first ever empirical PW and PLC relations using the (V - Ks) colour and time series Ks photometry. The very small dispersion (˜0.07 mag) of these relations makes them very well suited to study the three-dimensional geometry of the Magellanic system. The use of 'direct' (parallax- and Baade-Wesselink-based) distance measurements to both Galactic and LMC Cepheids allowed us to calibrate the zero-points of the PL, PW and PLC relations obtained in this paper, and in turn to estimate an absolute distance modulus of (m - M)0 = 18.46 ± 0.03 mag for the LMC. This result is in agreement with most of the latest literature determinations based on classical Cepheids. Research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.Based on observations made with VISTA at ESO under programme ID 179.B-2003.

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

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    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2009

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Results of the Spring 1989 Student Survey: A Preliminary Report.

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    Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.

    Every 2 years, a student survey is conducted in the Los Angeles Community College District to determine students' educational goals and plans, enrollment and personal characteristics, financial resources, participation in curricular and extracurricular activities, progress toward goals, and evaluation of services and facilities. In 1989, the study…

  19. 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.

  20. Results of the Survey on Program Management in Education Abroad

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    Forum on Education Abroad, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In an effort to gather information on the latest management practices in the field, the Forum on Education Abroad's Data Committee, under the leadership of its chair, Kim Kreutzer, designed a survey to assess study abroad program management practices. The Data Committee was assisted in this effort by the Forum's Standards Committee and the Forum…

  1. 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.…

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

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

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


  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Graduate Students' Interests in Technology Training: Results of a Survey.

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    Fahy, Patrick J.

    A two-part survey of 69 students (35 percent response) enrolled in the Master's of Distance Education (MDE) program at Athabasca University in December 1996 addressed three questions: (1) what specific technologies were of most interest to MDE students; (2) whether students accustomed to studying completely at a distance would accept a proposed…

  6. Ethical Problems in Continuing Higher Education: Results of a Survey.

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    Lawler, Pat; Fielder, John

    1993-01-01

    Survey of 156 of 700 Association for Continuing Higher Education members revealed most ethical dilemmas in conflicts with supervisors/administrators, faculty, students, and colleagues/staff. No apparent ethical problems were reported by 23 percent. Concerns centered on mistreatment of vulnerable groups such as students and organizational/program…

  7. 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


  8. Community College Faculty Governance Leaders: Results of a National Survey.

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    Pope, Myron L.; Miller, Michael T.

    2000-01-01

    Profiles individuals in the faculty governance leadership position, based on survey responses from 244 faculty governance leaders, including their written and oral communication apprehension levels, and the relationship of this apprehension to job-related stressors. States that effective communication is paramount to faculty governance unit leader…

  9. 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.

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

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    Zwaagstra, Lynn

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

  11. 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


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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  13. Results of Matriculation Services Survey, Golden West College.

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    Thompson, Dwayne E.

    In an attempt to measure student satisfaction with the various components of matriculation (i.e., admissions and registration, orientation and advisement, assessment, and counseling), Golden West College (GWC) in Huntington Beach, California, administered a Matriculation Services Survey to a representative sample of 853 students in fall 1993.…

  14. Results of a Survey of Indiana State Document Depositories.

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    Obringer, Dave

    A survey of the 13 Indiana state depository libraries was conducted in 1989 to determine the state of the state documents in these libraries, which had not been done since 1969. Indiana passed a law in 1973 to establish the Indiana State Document Depository System. All except one responded to a questionnaire which covered access, maintenance,…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  16. Guatemala 1987: results from the demographic and health survey.

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    1990-01-01

    The Guatemala National Survey of Maternal and Child Health was national in scope, but lacked data from 1 region (2% of the population). 5459 households took part; complete interviews with 5160 women aged 15-44 took place. The survey was done between September 25-December 16, 1987. Summary statistics are presented in tables. They give general population characteristics (both demographic and economic); distribution of survey sample population by socioeconomic characteristics (percent women); fertility statistics--trends, differentials, and age-specific fertility; fertility preferences (ideal number of children, desire to stop childbearing; planning status of births by birth order); current contraceptive use--contraceptive prevalence differentials; contraceptive prevalence by age and parity; source of contraceptive supply for current users of supply or clinic methods; contraception facts--"knowledge and use of contraceptive methods among women married or in union;" reaction to getting pregnant among women who do not use contraceptives, and women who gave up a method in the last 5 years. Nuptiality and contraceptive status are given in charts headed by "current marital status." Postpartum variables given include: "duration of postpartum interval by current status;" "differentials in breast feeding and amenorrhea;" and "postpartum status by duration since birth." Infant mortality trends, differentials, 1977-87; and children ever-born and surviving are also given. "Health: disease, treatment, and prevention, as given by "percent of children 12-23 months of age with health and, of those, percent immunized;" "percent of children under 5 years" with diarrhea 2 weeks before the survey, and of those, percent receiving different treatments;" and "type of assistance during delivery for births" in the 5 years before the survey. Nutritional status: anthropometric measures lists the percent of undernourished among children who are aged 3-36 months according to child's weight-for-height; and percent of undernourished children aged 3 to 36 months according to children's height-for-age. PMID:2315968

  17. Characterizing Strong Geoscience Departments: Results of a National Survey

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    Richardson, R. M.

    2005-12-01

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

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

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    Gilley, J. Wade; Dietz, Thomas

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

  19. Malaria transmission in Libreville: results of a one year survey

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    2012-01-01

    Background In Gabon, vector transmission has been poorly studied. Since the implementation of the Roll Back malaria recommendations, clinical studies have shown a decline in the burden of malaria in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon. To better understand the transmission dynamic in Libreville, an entomological survey was conducted in five districts of the city. Methods Mosquitoes were sampled by human landing collection during 1 year in five districts of Libreville: Alibandeng, Beauséjour, Camp des Boys and Sotega. Mosquitoes were identified morphologically and by molecular methods. The Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoïte indices were measured by ELISA, and the entomological inoculation rates (EIR) were calculated for all areas. Molecular assessments of pyrethroid knock down resistance (kdr) and of insensitive acetylcholinesterase resistance were conducted. Results A total of 57,531 mosquitoes were caught during 341 person-nights (161 person-nights indoor and 180 person-nights outdoor) among which, 4,223 were Anopheles gambiae s.l. The average Human Biting Rate fell from 15.5 bites per person during the rainy season to 4.7 during the dry season. The An. gambiae complex population was composed of An. gambiae s.s molecular form S (99.5%), Anopheles melas (0.3%) and An. gambiae s.s. form M (0.2%). Thirty-three out of 4,223 An. gambiae s.l. were found to be infected by P. falciparum (CSP index = 0.78%). The annual EIR was estimated at 33.9 infected bites per person per year ranging from 13 in Alibandeng to 88 in Sotega. No insensitive AChE mutation was identified but both kdr-w and kdr-e mutations were present in An. gambiae molecular form S with a higher frequency of the kdr-w allele (76%) than the kdr-e allele (23.5%). Conclusion Malaria transmission in Libreville occurred mainly during the rainy season but also during the dry season in the five districts. Transmission level is high and seems to be very heterogeneous in the town. Interestingly, the highest EIR was recorded in the most central and urbanized quarter and the lowest in a peripheral area. The decrease of transmission usually seen from peri-urban areas to urban centers is probably more dependent of the socio-economic level of a quarter than of its location in the city. Urban malaria control programmes need to consider the socio economic level of an area rather than the location in the city in order to determine the areas most favourable to malaria transmission. PMID:22321336

  20. Using Student Surveys to Monitor Teacher Effectiveness: Q&A with Dr. Ronald Ferguson. REL Mid-Atlantic Teacher Effectiveness Webinar Series

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    Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2013

    2013-01-01

    In this webinar, Dr. Ronald Ferguson, creator of the Tripod Project and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, discussed the use of student surveys as an approach to measuring teacher effectiveness. This Q&A addressed the questions participants had for Dr. Ferguson following the webinar. The webinar recording and


  1. 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.

  2. The US Geological Survey's national coal resource assessment: The results

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    Ruppert, L.F.; Kirschbaum, M.A.; Warwick, P.D.; Flores, R.M.; Affolter, R.H.; Hatch, J.R.

    2002-01-01

    The US Geological Survey and the State geological surveys of many coal-bearing States recently completed a new assessment of the top producing coal beds and coal zones in five major producing coal regions the Appalachian Basin, Gulf Coast, Illinois Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. The assessments, which focused on both coal quality and quantity, utilized geographic information system technology and large databases. Over 1,600,000 million short tons of coal remain in over 60 coal beds and coal zones that were assessed. Given current economic, environmental, and technological restrictions, the majority of US coal production will occur in that portion of the assessed coal resource that is lowest in sulfur content. These resources are concentrated in parts of the central Appalachian Basin, Colorado Plateau, and the Northern Rocky Mountains. ?? Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Results of the 2000 Creek Plantation Swamp Survey

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    Fledderman, P.D.

    2000-10-30

    This report is a survey of the Creek Plantation located along the Savannah River and borders the southeast portion of the Savannah River Site. The land is primarily undeveloped and agricultural; its purpose is to engage in equestrian-related operations. A portion of Creek Plantation along the Savannah River is a low-lying swamp, known as the Savannah River Swamp, which is uninhabited and not easily accessible.

  4. 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.

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

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    Nelson, P P

    1996-07-01

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

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

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

  7. 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


  8. The World Fertility Survey and Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys: a comparison of substantive results.

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    Anderson, J E; Cleland, J G

    1984-01-01

    This paper deals with the findings of the World Fertility Survey (WFS) and Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPSs) in five areas of common interest: fertility, contraceptive use, measuring the effect of the availability of contraceptives on levels of use, the unmet need for family planning services, and breastfeeding. The comparisons have several implications for those designing surveys of fertility and family planning in developing countries, among them, that women should be asked for the dates of at least their last two births (not just the last birth as in the CPSs) in order to ensure accurate estimates of fertility and duration of breastfeeding. PMID:6701950

  9. Guidebook for the California Healthy Kids Survey. Part III: School Climate Survey for Teachers and Other Staff. 2005-2006 Edition

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    Austin, G.; Duerr, M.

    2005-01-01

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates that schools receiving federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community (SDFSC) funds conduct an anonymous teacher survey of the incidence of, prevalence of, and attitudes related to drug use and violence. To meet this NCLB mandate, the California Department of Education (CDE) funded the development of the…

  10. The American College Teacher: National Norms for the 2001-2002 HERI Faculty Survey.

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    Lindholm, Jennifer A.; Astin, Alexander W.; Sax, Linda J.; Korn, William S.

    This report summarizes the highlights of a national survey of college and university faculty that was conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) in fall and winter of 2001-2001. This is the fifth in a series of surveys conducted on a triennial basis. Results are based on the responses of 32,840 full-time college and university…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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


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

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

    2011-07-15

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

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

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    Nakayama, Natsue; Takagi, Akiko; Imamura, Hiromi

    2010-01-01

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


  14. Results of the 2015 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey.

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    Bacon, Donald R; Stewart, Kim A

    2015-12-01

    AORN conducted its 13th annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June and July 2015. A multiple regression model was used to examine how a number of variables, including job title, education level, certification, experience, and geographic region, affect nurse compensation. Comparisons between the 2015 data and data from previous years are presented. The effects of other forms of compensation (eg, on-call compensation, overtime, bonuses, shift differentials, benefits) on base compensation rates also are examined. Additional analyses explore the effect of the economic downturn on the perioperative work environment. PMID:26616315

  15. Results of the 2014 AORN Salary and Compensation Survey.

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    Bacon, Donald R; Stewart, Kim A

    2014-12-01

    AORN conducted its 12th annual compensation survey for perioperative nurses in June and July 2014. A multiple regression model was used to examine how a number of variables, including job title, education level, certification, experience, and geographic region, affect nurse compensation. Comparisons between the data from 2014 and data from previous years are presented. The effects of other forms of compensation (eg, on-call compensation, overtime, bonuses, shift differentials) on base compensation rates also are examined. Additional analyses explore the effect of the economic downturn on the perioperative work environment. PMID:25453676

  16. Homeopathy Use by US Adults: Results of a National Survey.

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    Dossett, Michelle L; Davis, Roger B; Kaptchuk, Ted J; Yeh, Gloria Y

    2016-04-01

    We used the 2012 National Health Interview Survey to compare homeopathy users with supplement users and those using other forms of complementary and integrative medicine. Among US adults, 2.1% used homeopathy within the past 12 months. Respiratory and otorhinolaryngology complaints were most commonly treated (18.5%). Homeopathy users were more likely to use multiple complementary and integrative medicine therapies and to perceive the therapy as helpful than were supplement users. US homeopathy use remains uncommon; however, users perceive it as helpful. PMID:26890179

  17. The XMM Cluster Survey: Present status and latest results

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

    2013-04-01

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

  18. Techniques of paediatric modified ultrafiltration: 1996 survey results.

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    Darling, E; Nanry, K; Shearer, I; Kaemmer, D; Lawson, S

    1998-03-01

    In September 1996, perfusionists from 50 paediatric open-heart surgery programmes were contacted to identify centres that are currently using the technique of modified ultrafiltration (MUF). Of the 50 centres contacted, 22 (44%) were utilizing the technique. These centres were surveyed on the following: neonatal circuit description, patient entry criteria, MUF circuit description, conduct of MUF, use of extracorporeal safety devices and/or modifications, and technical complications. All 22 centres used roller pumps and membrane oxygenators. In 19 centres, MUF was utilized exclusively in the arteriovenous mode (86%), while two centres (9%) used the venovenous mode and one centre (5%) used both methods. Most (82%) of the 22 MUF centres used a blood cardioplegia system for myocardial preservation. After cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), these blood cardioplegia systems were often converted for use as MUF circuits in a variety of ways. Other methods of accessing the CPB circuit for MUF included utilizing either a recirculation line or a dedicated port added to the circuit specifically for MUF. Blood flow rates during MUF, pump strategies, haemoconcentrator vacuum levels and endpoints were variable from centre to centre. Technical complications related to MUF were reported by 82% of the surveyed MUF centres. The most common complication, air cavitating into the circuit, was reported by 15 centres. From these data, we propose recommendations on the integration of MUF into CPB circuits, the conduct of perfusion during MUF, and appropriate safety considerations to minimize technical complications. PMID:9533115

  19. RESULTS OF THE MEGAVERTEBRATE ANALGESIA SURVEY: ELEPHANTS AND RHINO.

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    Kottwitz, Jack; Boothe, Matthew; Harmon, Roy; Citino, Scott B; Zuba, Jeffery R; Boothe, Dawn M

    2016-03-01

    An online survey utilizing Survey Monkey linked through the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians listserve examined current practices in megavertebrate analgesia. Data collected included drugs administered, dosing regimens, ease of administration, efficacy, and adverse events. Fifty-nine facilities (38 housing elephants, 33 housing rhinoceroses) responded. All facilities administered nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), with phenylbutazone (0.25-10 mg/kg) and flunixin meglumine (0.2-4 mg/kg) being most common. Efficacy was reported as "good" to "excellent" for these medications. Opioids were administered to elephants (11 of 38) and rhinoceroses (7 of 33), with tramadol (0.5-3.0 mg/kg) and butorphanol (0.05-1.0 mg/kg) being most common. Tramadol efficacy scores were highly variable in both elephants and rhinoceroses. While drug choices were similar among institutions, substantial variability in dosing regimens and reported efficacy between and within facilities indicates the need for pharmacokinetic studies and standardized methods of analyzing response to treatment to establish dosing regimens and clinical trials to establish efficacy and safety. PMID:27010292

  20. [Prejudices and psychiatry. Results of a survey among medical students].

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    Porot, M; Bourasset, G; Plenat, M

    1976-12-01

    The purpose of this survey was to know better the image of mental illness among the public. A 28 items questionnaire tried to summarize the main set-ideas usually held in this respect. It was submitted to a group of medical students. The answers obtained indicate quite clearly the force and continuity of some of these set-ideas: more complicated illness, often incurable, of which the number is constantly increasing; bad reputation of electrochocs. They also show an evolution of the state of minds concerning the differenciation of different types of illnesses, the alleged origins of mental illnesses and eventually the role and importance of psychotherapy in their treatment. Eventually a "free-opinions" section, underlined the common interest for the social condition of the mental patient, the responsibility of social factors in the genesis or the appearance of his troubles and above all for the "character" of psychiatrist. Conclusions drawn from this survey only have a relative value, but are encouraging enough to justify a larger and deeper one. PMID:1026132

  1. 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.

  2. Musculoskeletal impairment survey in Rwanda: Design of survey tool, survey methodology, and results of the pilot study (a cross sectional survey)

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    Atijosan, Oluwarantimi; Kuper, Hannah; Rischewski, Dorothea; Simms, Victoria; Lavy, Christopher

    2007-01-01

    Background Musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. Prevalence studies for MSI in the developing world have used varying methodologies and are seldom directly comparable. This study aimed to develop a new tool to screen for and diagnose MSI and to pilot test the methodology for a national survey in Rwanda. Methods A 7 question screening tool to identify cases of MSI was developed through literature review and discussions with healthcare professionals. To validate the tool, trained rehabilitation technicians screened 93 previously identified gold standard 'cases' and 86 'non cases'. Sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value were calculated. A standardised examination protocol was developed to determine the aetiology and diagnosis of MSI for those who fail the screening test. For the national survey in Rwanda, multistage cluster random sampling, with probability proportional to size procedures will be used for selection of a cross-sectional, nationally representative sample of the population. Households to be surveyed will be chosen through compact segment sampling and all individuals within chosen households will be screened. A pilot survey of 680 individuals was conducted using the protocol. Results: The screening tool demonstrated 99% sensitivity and 97% specificity for MSI, and a positive predictive value of 98%. During the pilot study 468 out of 680 eligible subjects (69%) were screened. 45 diagnoses were identified in 38 persons who were cases of MSI. The subjects were grouped into categories based on diagnostic subgroups of congenital (1), traumatic (17), infective (2) neurological (6) and other acquired(19). They were also separated into mild (42.1%), moderate (42.1%) and severe (15.8%) cases, using an operational definition derived from the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Conclusion: The screening tool had good sensitivity and specificity and was appropriate for use in a national survey. The pilot study showed that the survey protocol was appropriate for measuring the prevalence of MSI in Rwanda. This survey is an important step to building a sound epidemiological understanding of MSI, to enable appropriate health service planning. PMID:17391509

  3. National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators Membership Survey Report: Comparison of 1993 and 2004 Surveys

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    Gagel, Charles W.

    2006-01-01

    The National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators (NAITTE) will celebrate its 69th birthday this year. In keeping with this progression of years, the products and services of the organization are advancing as well: the "Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (JITE)" will turn 43, the Industrial Teacher Education Directory


  4. Teachers' Beliefs about Pedagogy and Related Issues

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    Snider, Vicki E.; Roehl, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

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


  6. Joint effort results in first infrared survey of Kamchatka volcanoes

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

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

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

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    Saunders, Ruth P.; Moody, Jamie

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  9. Changes in retiree health benefits: results of a national survey.

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    de Lissovoy, G; Kasper, J D; Di Carlo, S; Gabel, J

    1990-01-01

    Employers are increasingly concerned by the cost of health benefits provided to retired workers. One reason is that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the organization that establishes "generally accepted accounting principles," has proposed altering the way firms report expenditures for retiree medical coverage on financial statements. We recently completed a national survey of business firms offering retiree health benefits to address three issues: 1) What is the current structure of retiree health benefit plans? 2) What changes are firms planning to implement in the structure of their retiree health benefits? 3) To what extent are these changes due to the FASB proposal? The FASB reporting proposal is only one factor underlying these changes. More important is the real financial pressure on firms due to the accelerating cost of retiree health care. PMID:2145230

  10. 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…

  11. 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)

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

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

    2013-12-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. Characteristics of chemosensory disorders--results from a survey.

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    Merkonidis, Christos; Grosse, Franz; Ninh, Timomi; Hummel, Cornelia; Haehner, Antje; Hummel, Thomas

    2015-06-01

    This survey was undertaken to investigate the nature of chemosensory dysfunction in relation to the underlying cause, severity, and course of the disease and to elucidate their clinical significance. A total of 269 patients (116 men and 149 women) with chemosensory disorders participated in the survey. Approximately 89 % had olfactory loss, either alone or in combination with taste loss and 2 % had gustatory loss alone; 7.4 % had chemosensory distortions. Dysosmia was significantly higher in those on more than four medicines per day (p < 0.02). Most patients (51.6 %) reported sudden onset of symptoms. Self-reported etiologies included: flu/infection (39.4 %), medication intake (13 %), sinusitis (12 %), operation (10.7 %), head-trauma (9.3 %), and not-specified (12.7 %). The most frequent complaint was diminished pleasure from eating followed by a decrease in general quality of life (QoL). Patients with gradual onset of symptoms or long-standing disease complained the least (p < 0.005). Of all etiologies, patients with SND complained the most (p < 0.04). Overall, 18.6 % ate more and 7.3 % ate less, 7.5 % changed their food preferences, and 19 % reported weight gain and 15.8 % weight loss. Haptic feedback was considered more important than visual appeal and acoustic feedback of food. Older patients however valued visual appeal more. When asked directly, 63 % reported having experienced household-mishaps, 58.1 % problems with social communication, 56.8 % reported having changed their sexual behavior and 35.9 % suffered depression. 60.4 % did not cope well with the changes in their lives. Women reported more problems than men, particularly relating to interpersonal communication (64.5 vs. 57.6 %) and mood (47.9 vs. 40.9 %). Women also had more frequent spontaneous recollections of smells (p < 0.02). Chemosensory disorders have a significant impact on QoL. Reduced pleasure from eating is the predominant complaint of patients seeking medical attention. The steeper the onset of symptoms, the worse the ability to cope with changes in daily life. Older patients value the visual appeal, whereas younger patients value the haptic feedback of foods. PMID:25086864

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

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    Karpp, Edward R.

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

  16. 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


  17. Glendale Community College Campus Views 2002: Results of the 2002 Faculty/Staff Survey.

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    Glendale Community Coll., CA. Planning and Research Office.

    In preparation for accreditation self studies, Glendale Community College (California) conducted faculty and staff surveys in 1986, 1990, 1997, and 2002. The results of the 2002 administration survey are presented here, along with trend information from previous administrations. Survey forms were distributed to all faculty and staff members…

  18. 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…

  19. 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

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

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    Planck Collaboration; Arnaud, M.; Ashdown, M.; Atrio-Barandela, F.; Aumont, J.; Baccigalupi, C.; Banday, A. J.; Barreiro, R. B.; Battaner, E.; Benabed, K.; Benoit-LĂ©vy, A.; Bernard, J.-P.; Bersanelli, M.; Bielewicz, P.; Bobin, J.; Bond, J. R.; Borrill, J.; Bouchet, F. R.; Brogan, C. L.; Burigana, C.; Cardoso, J.-F.; Catalano, A.; Chamballu, A.; Chiang, H. C.; Christensen, P. R.; Colombi, S.; Colombo, L. P. L.; Crill, B. P.; Curto, A.; Cuttaia, F.; Davies, R. D.; Davis, R. J.; de Bernardis, P.; de Rosa, A.; de Zotti, G.; Delabrouille, J.; DĂ©sert, F.-X.; Dickinson, C.; Diego, J. M.; Donzelli, S.; DorĂ©, O.; Dupac, X.; Enßlin, T. A.; Eriksen, H. K.; Finelli, F.; Forni, O.; Frailis, M.; Fraisse, A. A.; Franceschi, E.; Galeotta, S.; Ganga, K.; Giard, M.; Giraud-HĂ©raud, Y.; GonzĂĄlez-Nuevo, J.; GĂłrski, K. M.; Gregorio, A.; Gruppuso, A.; Hansen, F. K.; Harrison, D. L.; HernĂĄndez-Monteagudo, C.; Herranz, D.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hobson, M.; Holmes, W. A.; Huffenberger, K. M.; Jaffe, A. H.; Jaffe, T. R.; KeihĂ€nen, E.; Keskitalo, R.; Kisner, T. S.; Kneissl, R.; Knoche, J.; Kunz, M.; Kurki-Suonio, H.; LĂ€hteenmĂ€ki, A.; Lamarre, J.-M.; Lasenby, A.; Lawrence, C. R.; Leonardi, R.; Liguori, M.; Lilje, P. B.; Linden-VĂžrnle, M.; LĂłpez-Caniego, M.; Lubin, P. M.; Maino, D.; Maris, M.; Marshall, D. J.; Martin, P. G.; MartĂ­nez-GonzĂĄlez, E.; Masi, S.; Matarrese, S.; Mazzotta, P.; Melchiorri, A.; Mendes, L.; Mennella, A.; Migliaccio, M.; Miville-DeschĂȘnes, M.-A.; Moneti, A.; Montier, L.; Morgante, G.; Mortlock, D.; Munshi, D.; Murphy, J. A.; Naselsky, P.; Nati, F.; Noviello, F.; Novikov, D.; Novikov, I.; Oppermann, N.; Oxborrow, C. A.; Pagano, L.; Pajot, F.; Paladini, R.; Pasian, F.; Peel, M.; Perdereau, O.; Perrotta, F.; Piacentini, F.; Piat, M.; Pietrobon, D.; Plaszczynski, S.; Pointecouteau, E.; Polenta, G.; Popa, L.; Pratt, G. W.; Puget, J.-L.; Rachen, J. P.; Reach, W. T.; Reich, W.; Reinecke, M.; Remazeilles, M.; Renault, C.; Rho, J.; Ricciardi, S.; Riller, T.; Ristorcelli, I.; Rocha, G.; Rosset, C.; Roudier, G.; Rusholme, B.; Sandri, M.; Savini, G.; Scott, D.; Stolyarov, V.; Sutton, D.; Suur-Uski, A.-S.; Sygnet, J.-F.; Tauber, J. A.; Terenzi, L.; Toffolatti, L.; Tomasi, M.; Tristram, M.; Tucci, M.; Umana, G.; Valenziano, L.; Valiviita, J.; Van Tent, B.; Vielva, P.; Villa, F.; Wade, L. A.; Yvon, D.; Zacchei, A.; Zonca, A.

    2016-02-01

    The all-sky Planck survey in 9 frequency bands was used to search for emission from all 274 known Galactic supernova remnants. Of these, 16 were detected in at least two Planck frequencies. The radio-through-microwave spectral energy distributions were compiled to determine the mechanism for microwave emission. In only one case, IC 443, is there high-frequency emission clearly from dust associated with the supernova remnant. In all cases, the low-frequency emission is from synchrotron radiation. As predicted for a population of relativistic particles with energy distribution that extends continuously to high energies, a single power law is evident for many sources, including the Crab and PKS 1209-51/52. A decrease in flux density relative to the extrapolation of radio emission is evident in several sources. Their spectral energy distributions can be approximated as broken power laws, SÎœ ∝ Îœ-α, with the spectral index, α, increasing by 0.5-1 above a break frequency in the range 10-60 GHz. The break could be due to synchrotron losses.

  1. Characteristics of Social Network Gamers: Results of an Online Survey.

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    Geisel, Olga; Panneck, Patricia; Stickel, Anna; Schneider, Michael; MĂŒller, Christian A

    2015-01-01

    Current research on Internet addiction (IA) reported moderate to high prevalence rates of IA and comorbid psychiatric symptoms in users of social networking sites (SNS) and online role-playing games. The aim of this study was to characterize adult users of an Internet multiplayer strategy game within a SNS. Therefore, we conducted an exploratory study using an online survey to assess sociodemographic variables, psychopathology, and the rate of IA in a sample of adult social network gamers by Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26), the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R), and the WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF). All participants were listed gamers of "Combat Zone" in the SNS "Facebook." In this sample, 16.2% of the participants were categorized as subjects with IA and 19.5% fulfilled the criteria for alexithymia. Comparing study participants with and without IA, the IA group had significantly more subjects with alexithymia, reported more depressive symptoms, and showed poorer quality of life. These findings suggest that social network gaming might also be associated with maladaptive patterns of Internet use. Furthermore, a relationship between IA, alexithymia, and depressive symptoms was found that needs to be elucidated by future studies. PMID:26217238

  2. 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

  3. Characteristics of Social Network Gamers: Results of an Online Survey

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    Geisel, Olga; Panneck, Patricia; Stickel, Anna; Schneider, Michael; MĂŒller, Christian A.

    2015-01-01

    Current research on Internet addiction (IA) reported moderate to high prevalence rates of IA and comorbid psychiatric symptoms in users of social networking sites (SNS) and online role-playing games. The aim of this study was to characterize adult users of an Internet multiplayer strategy game within a SNS. Therefore, we conducted an exploratory study using an online survey to assess sociodemographic variables, psychopathology, and the rate of IA in a sample of adult social network gamers by Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-26), the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R), and the WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF). All participants were listed gamers of “Combat Zone” in the SNS “Facebook.” In this sample, 16.2% of the participants were categorized as subjects with IA and 19.5% fulfilled the criteria for alexithymia. Comparing study participants with and without IA, the IA group had significantly more subjects with alexithymia, reported more depressive symptoms, and showed poorer quality of life. These findings suggest that social network gaming might also be associated with maladaptive patterns of Internet use. Furthermore, a relationship between IA, alexithymia, and depressive symptoms was found that needs to be elucidated by future studies. PMID:26217238

  4. 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


  5. First Results from COPSS: The CO Power Spectrum Survey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Keating, Garrett K.; Bower, Geoffrey C.; Marrone, Daniel P.; DeBoer, David R.; Heiles, Carl; Chang, Tzu-Ching; Carlstrom, John E.; Greer, Christopher H.; Hawkins, David; Lamb, James W.; Leitch, Erik; Miller, Amber D.; Muchovej, Stephen; Woody, David P.

    2015-12-01

    We present constraints on the abundance of carbon monoxide in the early universe from the CO Power Spectrum Survey. We utilize a data set collected between 2005 and 2008 using the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Array (SZA), which was previously used to measure arcminute-scale fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background. This data set features observations of 44 fields, covering an effective area of 1.7 square degrees, over a frequency range of 27-35 GHz. Using the technique of intensity mapping, we are able to probe the CO(1-0) transition, with sensitivity to spatial modes between k = 0.5-2 h Mpc-1 over a range in redshift of z = 2.3-3.3, spanning a comoving volume of 3.6 Ś 106 h-3 Mpc3. We demonstrate our ability to mitigate foregrounds, and present estimates of the impact of continuum sources on our measurement. We constrain the CO power spectrum to PCO < 2.6 Ś 104 ?K2 (h-1 Mpc)3, or ?2CO(k = 1 h Mpc-1) < 1.3 Ś 103 ?K2, at 95% confidence. This limit resides near optimistic predictions for the CO power spectrum. Under the assumption that CO emission is proportional to halo mass during bursts of active star formation, this corresponds to a limit on the ratio of CO(1-0) luminosity to host halo mass of ACO < 1.2 Ś 10-5 L? M?-1. Further assuming a Milky Way-like conversion factor between CO luminosity and molecular gas mass (?CO = 4.3 M? (K km s-1 pc-2)-1), we constrain the global density of molecular gas to {? }z˜ 3({M}{{{H}}2})?slant 2.8Ś {10}8 {M}? {{Mpc}}-3.

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  7. A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data: What High School Teachers Need to Know

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    US Department of Commerce, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This handbook was developed for high school teachers looking for new sources of timely information and ways to make courses more engaging and relevant to students. The American Community Survey (ACS) provides a wide online array of social, economic, and demographic information about the nation, states, and local communities. These data can be…

  8. 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


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

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

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


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

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

    2014-01-01

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


  11. The Research on Science Education Survey. The Status of Teacher Education Programs in the Sciences, 1965-1967.

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    Newton, David E.; Watson, Fletcher G.

    A comprehensive survey of programs for preparing science teachers at colleges and universities in the United States was conducted to provide information on the current status of such programs. Analyzed were (1) the practice teaching experience in these institutions, (2) the methods courses in science education, and (3) the characteristics of the…

  12. 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…

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

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    Grieve, Ann MacDonald

    2010-01-01

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

  14. Neuromyths among Teachers and Student Teachers

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

    2015-01-01

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

  15. The Green Bank Northern Celestial Cap Pulsar Survey. I. Survey Description, Data Analysis, and Initial Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stovall, K.; Lynch, R. S.; Ransom, S. M.; Archibald, A. M.; Banaszak, S.; Biwer, C. M.; Boyles, J.; Dartez, L. P.; Day, D.; Ford, A. J.; Flanigan, J.; Garcia, A.; Hessels, J. W. T.; Hinojosa, J.; Jenet, F. A.; Kaplan, D. L.; Karako-Argaman, C.; Kaspi, V. M.; Kondratiev, V. I.; Leake, S.; Lorimer, D. R.; Lunsford, G.; Martinez, J. G.; Mata, A.; McLaughlin, M. A.; Roberts, M. S. E.; Rohr, M. D.; Siemens, X.; Stairs, I. H.; van Leeuwen, J.; Walker, A. N.; Wells, B. L.

    2014-08-01

    We describe an ongoing search for pulsars and dispersed pulses of radio emission, such as those from rotating radio transients (RRATs) and fast radio bursts, at 350 MHz using the Green Bank Telescope. With the Green Bank Ultimate Pulsar Processing Instrument, we record 100 MHz of bandwidth divided into 4096 channels every 81.92 ?s. This survey will cover the entire sky visible to the Green Bank Telescope (? > -40°, or 82% of the sky) and outside of the Galactic Plane will be sensitive enough to detect slow pulsars and low dispersion measure (<30 pc cm-3) millisecond pulsars (MSPs) with a 0.08 duty cycle down to 1.1 mJy. For pulsars with a spectral index of -1.6, we will be 2.5 times more sensitive than previous and ongoing surveys over much of our survey region. Here we describe the survey, the data analysis pipeline, initial discovery parameters for 62 pulsars, and timing solutions for 5 new pulsars. PSR J0214+5222 is an MSP in a long-period (512 days) orbit and has an optical counterpart identified in archival data. PSR J0636+5129 is an MSP in a very short-period (96 minutes) orbit with a very low mass companion (8 M J). PSR J0645+5158 is an isolated MSP with a timing residual RMS of 500 ns and has been added to pulsar timing array experiments. PSR J1434+7257 is an isolated, intermediate-period pulsar that has been partially recycled. PSR J1816+4510 is an eclipsing MSP in a short-period orbit (8.7 hr) and may have recently completed its spin-up phase.

  16. The green bank northern celestial cap pulsar survey. I. Survey description, data analysis, and initial results

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    Stovall, K.; Dartez, L. P.; Ford, A. J.; Garcia, A.; Hinojosa, J.; Jenet, F. A.; Leake, S.; Lynch, R. S.; Archibald, A. M.; Karako-Argaman, C.; Kaspi, V. M.; Ransom, S. M.; Banaszak, S.; Biwer, C. M.; Day, D.; Flanigan, J.; Kaplan, D. L.; Boyles, J.; Hessels, J. W. T.; Kondratiev, V. I.; and others

    2014-08-10

    We describe an ongoing search for pulsars and dispersed pulses of radio emission, such as those from rotating radio transients (RRATs) and fast radio bursts, at 350 MHz using the Green Bank Telescope. With the Green Bank Ultimate Pulsar Processing Instrument, we record 100 MHz of bandwidth divided into 4096 channels every 81.92 ÎŒs. This survey will cover the entire sky visible to the Green Bank Telescope (ÎŽ > –40°, or 82% of the sky) and outside of the Galactic Plane will be sensitive enough to detect slow pulsars and low dispersion measure (<30 pc cm{sup –3}) millisecond pulsars (MSPs) with a 0.08 duty cycle down to 1.1 mJy. For pulsars with a spectral index of –1.6, we will be 2.5 times more sensitive than previous and ongoing surveys over much of our survey region. Here we describe the survey, the data analysis pipeline, initial discovery parameters for 62 pulsars, and timing solutions for 5 new pulsars. PSR J0214+5222 is an MSP in a long-period (512 days) orbit and has an optical counterpart identified in archival data. PSR J0636+5129 is an MSP in a very short-period (96 minutes) orbit with a very low mass companion (8 M{sub J}). PSR J0645+5158 is an isolated MSP with a timing residual RMS of 500 ns and has been added to pulsar timing array experiments. PSR J1434+7257 is an isolated, intermediate-period pulsar that has been partially recycled. PSR J1816+4510 is an eclipsing MSP in a short-period orbit (8.7 hr) and may have recently completed its spin-up phase.

  17. Censorship and the Teacher of English: A Questionnaire Survey of a Selected Sample of Secondary School Teachers of English.

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    Ahrens, Nyla Herber

    A study designed to provide a systematic description of the incidence of censorship and the censorship incidents reported by a selected group of teachers during a specified time period is presented. Objectives are: (1) to provide some measure of the frequency of censorship incidents experienced by a sample population of teachers of English, and…

  18. 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…

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

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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 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

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

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    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.

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

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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 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.

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

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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 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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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 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.

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

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

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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 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.

  10. 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.

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

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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 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.

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

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

    1992-08-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. Red Giants Survey in ? Cen: Preliminary FLAMES GTO Results

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    Pancino, E.

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

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

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    Otter, Dan

    2010-01-01

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


  16. Developing and Validating a Survey of Korean Early Childhood English Teachers' Knowledge

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    Kim, Jung In

    2015-01-01

    The main purpose of this study is to develop and validate a valid measure of the early childhood (EC) English teacher knowledge. Through extensive literature review on second/foreign language (L2/FL) teacher knowledge, early childhood teacher knowledge and early childhood language teacher knowledge, and semi-structured interviews from current


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

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    Otter, Dan

    2010-01-01

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

  18. Effects of Testing Conditions on Conceptual Survey Results

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Mischo, Christoph

    2015-01-01

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

  20. 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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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


  2. Host Teachers' Evaluations of Nonnative-English-Speaking Teacher Trainees--A Perspective from the Classroom

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    Nemtchinova, Ekaterina

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the results of a survey conducted to explore how students and host teachers perceive the strengths of nonnative-English-speaking (NNES) teacher trainees based on their classroom practice. Responding to a questionnaire evaluating the NNES ESL teacher trainees in their classrooms, host teachers named the following as their…

  3. The Effect of Trust on Teacher Empowerment: The Mediation of Teacher Efficacy

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

    2013-01-01

    This study explores the impact of teachers' perception of trust in colleagues on their sense of empowerment in Mainland China, with a particular focus on the mediating role of teacher efficacy. The results of a survey of 1646 teachers indicate that although teachers scored positively on trust in colleagues, efficacy and empowerment, they had…

  4. Teachers' Professional Agency and Learning--From Adaption to Active Modification in the Teacher Community

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    Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine teacher learning in terms of teachers' professional agency in the professional community of the school. Altogether 2310 Finnish comprehensive school teachers completed a survey. Results showed that teachers' active efforts to learn in the professional community and to promote school development cannot be…

  5. Initial Results from a COS Survey of PG Quasars

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    Dinh To, Anthony; Rupke, David; Veilleux, Sylvain

    2016-01-01

    We investigate 27 low-redshift (z<0.3) quasars in the far ultraviolet with high signal-to-noise spectra from the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope. One quarter of these galaxies are found to have O VI (1032, 1038 Ć) or N V (1239, 1243 Ć) doublet absorption features, often with corresponding Ly ? and Ly ? absorption. Some of these profiles are indicative of outflowing, highly-ionized gas. We find both narrow and broad, blended features. We will present the results from preliminary fits of the absorption profiles.

  6. Results Of The National Survey On Radon Indoors In Albania

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    Bode, Kozeta; Bylyku, Elida; Cfarku, Florinda; Mucollari, Irena; Shyti, Manjola

    2010-01-01

    Radon in indoor air originates from trace concentrations of radium in substrate soil and the walls, floor and ceilings which are constructed of building materials [1]. According to the assessments made by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), radon in the natural environment constitutes about 50% of the human exposure to natural radiation or 1, 2 mSv/year [3]. In this paper are given the results of the indoor radon concentration measurement of about 173 dwellings which involving 10 Albanian Regions performed by the Centre of Applied Nuclear Physics. For these measurements were used passive radon detector Radtrack, which provide the average values of indoor radon concentration for 90 days (3 months). Regional averages range from about 23 Bq m-3 to about 278 Bq m-3. However, the uncertainty of regional values can be relevant in case of small Regions, where a low number of small dwellings, although such uncertainties do not affect significantly national values. Based at the results of the measurements, the indoor radon concentrations in the majority of the dwellings were under reference levels (200-400 Bqm-3) [2].

  7. Clinical management of gastric cancer: results of a multicentre survey

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    2011-01-01

    Background The National Comprehensive Cancer Network clinical practice guidelines in oncology-gastric cancer guidelines have been widely used to provide appropriate recommendations for the treatment of patients with gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to examine the adherence of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists' to the recommended guidelines. Methods A questionnaire asking the treatment options for gastric cancer cases was sent to 394 Chinese oncology specialists, including surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists working in hospitals joined in The Western Cooperative Gastrointestinal Oncology Group of China. The questionnaire involved a series of clinical scenarios regarding the interpretation of surgery, neoadjuvant, adjuvant, and advanced treatment planning of gastric cancer. Results Analysis of 358 respondents (91%) showed variations between each specialization and from the recommended guidelines in the management approaches to specific clinical scenarios. The majority of specialists admitted that less than 50% of patients received multidisciplinary evaluation before treatment. The participants gave different responses to questions involving adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and advanced settings, compared to the recommended guidelines. Conclusions These results highlight the heterogeneity of the treatment of gastric cancer. Surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists are not adhering to the recommended guidelines. PMID:21864355

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  9. 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…

  10. Can Teachers' Summative Assessments Produce Dependable Results and Also Enhance Classroom Learning?

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    Black, Paul; Harrison, Christine; Hodgen, Jeremy; Marshall, Bethan; Serret, Natasha

    2011-01-01

    Summative assessments that are integrated within the daily pedagogy of teachers are problematic. Some argue that they cannot both be helpful to pedagogy and yield results that are comparable across and between schools. Others claim that there is enough evidence to show that these targets can be achieved. The project described in this paper…

  11. Using Self-Efficacy to Measure Primary School Teachers' Perception of ICT: Results from Two Studies

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    Fanni, F.; Rega, I.; Cantoni, L.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this article is twofold. First, the final results of two research projects, which investigated the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on primary schools teachers in disadvantaged areas in Brazil (BET k-12) and South Africa (MELISSA), are presented and discussed. Second, the Self-Efficacy construct is proposed as a…

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

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    Elfers, Ana M.; Plecki, Margaret L.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Mackay, Jannie; And Others

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

  14. Archival Legacy Investigation of Circumstellar Environments (ALICE). Survey results

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    Soummer, Remi; Choquet, Elodie; Pueyo, Laurent; Brendan Hagan, J.; Gofas-Salas, Elena; Rajan, Abhijith; Chen, Christine; Perrin, Marshall D.; Debes, John H.; Golimowski, David A.; Hines, Dean C.; N'Diaye, Mamadou; Schneider, Glenn; Mawet, Dimitri; Marois, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We report on the status of the ALICE project (Archival Legacy Investigation of Circumstellar Environments. HST/AR-12652), which consists in a consistent reanalysis of the entire HST-NICMOS coronagraphic archive with advanced post-processing techniques. Over the last two years, we have developed a sophisticated pipeline able to handle the data of the 400 stars of the archive. We present the results of the overall reduction campaign and discuss the first statistical analysis of the candidate detections. As we will deliver high-level science products to the STScI MAST archive, we are defining a new standard format for high-contrast science products, which will be compatible with every new high-contrast imaging instrument and used by the JWST coronagraphs. We present here an update and overview of the specifications of this standard.

  15. Latest Results From the K2 Exoplanet Survey

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    Crossfield, Ian; Petigura, Erik; Schlieder, Joshua E.; Howard, Andrew; Sinukoff, Evan; Aller, Kimberly Mei; Beichman, Charles A.; Ciardi, David R.; Crepp, Justin R.; Dressing, Courtney D.; Hansen, Bradley M.; Henning, Thomas; Isaacson, Howard T.; Lepine, Sebastien; Liu, Michael C.; Martinez, Arturo Omar; Obermeier, Christian; Werner, Michael W.

    2016-01-01

    For the past year, the K2 mission has used the repurposed Kepler spacecraft to obtain precise time-series photometry in a succession of fields for 80 days each. Our team is using K2 to identify new transiting extrasolar planets in order to: find targets for atmospheric characterization via transmission and eclipse spectroscopy with HST and JWST; find RV targets to measure the exoplanetary mass/radius relationship and constrain bulk compositions; and measure planet occurrence frequencies as a function of stellar environment,age, metallicity, and spectral type. To date we are finding roughly 50 planet candidates per K2 field including numerous multi-planet systems. In this talk I will describe our program methodology and present updated results from our transit search, validation efforts, and followup characterization of these exciting new planetary systems.

  16. The Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey (HDUV): Survey Overview and First Results

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    Oesch, Pascal; Montes, Mireia; HDUV Survey Team

    2015-08-01

    Deep HST imaging has shown that the overall star formation density and UV light density at z>3 is dominated by faint, blue galaxies. Remarkably, very little is known about the equivalent galaxy population at lower redshifts. Understanding how these galaxies evolve across the epoch of peak cosmic star-formation is key to a complete picture of galaxy evolution. Here, we present a new HST WFC3/UVIS program, the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) legacy survey. The HDUV is a 132 orbit program to obtain deep imaging in two filters (F275W and F336W) over the two CANDELS Deep fields. We will cover ~100 arcmin2, reaching down to 27.5-28.0 mag at 5 sigma. By directly sampling the rest-frame far-UV at z>~0.5, this will provide a unique legacy dataset with exquisite HST multi-wavelength imaging as well as ancillary HST grism NIR spectroscopy for a detailed study of faint, star-forming galaxies at z~0.5-2. The HDUV will enable a wealth of research by the community, which includes tracing the evolution of the FUV luminosity function over the peak of the star formation rate density from z~3 down to z~0.5, measuring the physical properties of sub-L* galaxies, and characterizing resolved stellar populations to decipher the build-up of the Hubble sequence from sub-galactic clumps. This poster provides an overview of the HDUV survey and presents the reduced data products and catalogs which will be released to the community.

  17. Management of gestational hypothyroidism: results of a Brazilian survey.

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    Villagelin, Danilo; Comarella, Ana Paula; Tiago, Douglas Bernal; Ward, Laura Sterian

    2016-02-01

    Objectives Evaluate the management of hypothyroidism in fertile-aged and pregnant women and compare these practices to the recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (SBEM) and the Latin American Thyroid Society, published in 2013. Materials and methods In the first trimester of 2014, SBEM made available to all members an electronic questionnaire based on clinical scenarios in the management of gestational hypothyroidism. The responses of 406 physicians, most of them endocrinologists, were analyzed. Results Eighty-one per cent of the endocrinologists screen all their pregnant patients for thyroid dysfunction, mostly during the pregestational period or after the first prenatal visit. Following screening, 82% of the respondents initiate treatment when TSH levels are > 2.5 mIU/L while 67% monitor their pregnant patients even if TSH was normal on first trimester screening. For hypothyroid women who are planning pregnancy, 96% of the clinicians are aware of the importance of adjusting the levothyroxine (LT4) dose as soon as pregnancy is confirmed. However, opinions diverge with respect to adjusting the LT4 dose before or after reassessing thyroid function. The most widely used tests for monitoring pregnant women in use of LT4 are TSH and free T4 (62%) or TSH alone (21%). Unanimously, the treatment goal is to achieve the target TSH level for each trimester of gestation. Conclusion The recommendations of the consensus statements are incorporated into the respondents' clinical practice. It is noteworthy that the great majority of the clinicians favor universal screening. PMID:26331227

  18. Epidemiology of Hypertension in Serbia: Results of a National Survey

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    Vera, Gruji?; Nataša, Dragni?; Svetlana, Kvrgi?; Sonja, Šušnjevi?; Jasmina, Gruji?; Sonja, Travar

    2012-01-01

    Background We evaluated the prevalence of high blood pressure and the level of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a Serbian population. Methods A cross-sectional study of an adult population was carried out across Serbia in 2006. The study involved 14 204 adults aged 20 years or older. Interviews and measurements of blood pressure were performed at participants’ homes. Results Overall, 47% of the Serbian adult population had hypertension: 25.3% had stage 1 hypertension and 18.1% had stage 2 hypertension. Only 58.0% of the hypertensive population were aware that they had the disease, and 60.4% were receiving medical treatment. Among those receiving medical treatment, only 20.9% had a blood pressure within the normal range. One in 10 participants with hypertension were not treated because, among other reasons, they thought treatment was unnecessary (55.3%) or they lacked money for medication (19.3%). Conclusions The prevalence of undiagnosed and untreated hypertension is high in the adult population of Serbia. Further action is required to hasten detection and treatment of high blood pressure. Attention should be directed toward educational programs that improve knowledge, attitudes, and awareness of hypertension among adults. PMID:22374365

  19. [Evaluation of Diabetes Theater: results of questionnaire survey and discussion].

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    Okada, Hiroshi

    2015-01-01

    We started Diabetes Theater (DT), a program for medical staff, with a short drama and discussion with attendees in 2009. The program has two parts. One is a short drama enacting realistic scenes between medical staff and patients. After that, facilitators prompt responses from the audience. The basic concept of the program is empowerment for patients: a process of empowerment in terms of discovery and development of one's own life. People are empowered when they have sufficient knowledge to make rational decisions, sufficient control and resources to implement their decisions, and sufficient experience to evaluate the effectiveness of their decisions. We performed DT at the Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Kumamoto. Thereafter, we researched the positive educational effects of the program by issuing a questionnaire; the results are presented herein, along with some of our views on the benefits of a drama program on pharmacist training and undergraduate education. The total number of respondents was 78 (M/F, 40/38). Hospital pharmacists comprised 38%; students 26%; academia 19%; community pharmacists 9%; and others 8%. In conclusion, DT was well accepted by attendances as a unique program to learn effective patient communication skills and thereby achieve better patient-pharmacist relations. Our findings suggest that DT might be an interesting approach to improve attitudes of pharmacists in diabetes care with the aim of empowerment. PMID:25759043

  20. 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


  1. Validating Components of Teacher Effectiveness: A Random Assignment Study of Value-Added, Observation, and Survey Scores

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    Bacher-Hicks, Andrew; Chin, Mark; Kane, Thomas J.; Staiger, Douglas O.

    2015-01-01

    Policy changes from the past decade have resulted in a growing interest in identifying effective teachers and their characteristics. This study is the third study to use data from a randomized experiment to test the validity of measures of teacher effectiveness. The authors collected effectiveness measures across three school years from three


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

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    Idaho State Dept. of Health and Welfare, Boise.

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

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

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

    1995-09-01

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

  4. Objectives and first results of the NASA SETI Sky Survey field tests at Goldstone, California

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    Gulkis, S.; Klein, M. J.; Olsen, E. T.; Crow, R. B.; Downs, G. S.

    1985-01-01

    The objectives and preliminary results of the initial field tests of the prototype hardware and software for the NASA SETI program are reviewed with emphasis on the Sky Survey component of the NASA search strategy. In particular, attention is given to field test instrumentation, sky pixelation, sky survey field tests, baseline tests, antenna control tests, and radio frequency interference survey. The test results and observational experience will be used to finalize the design of the SETI Sky Survey processing system and to optimize the observational strategy and procedures in time to begin a full-scale Microwave Observing Program in 1990.

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

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    Hupert, Naomi; Martin, Wendy; Kanaya, Tomoe

    2004-01-01

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


  6. Fringe Benefits for Teachers in Public Schools, 1987-88. Part 3 of National Survey of Fringe Benefits in Public Schools. ERS Report.

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    Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

    This document is part 3 of a three-part report entitled "National Survey of Fringe Benefits in Public Schools, 1987-88." This volume reports fringe benefits received by teachers for the 1987-88 school year in the 944 school systems that responded to the survey. The survey provides information on compensation, leave provisions, group insurance…

  7. Fringe Benefits for Teachers in Public Schools, 1987-88. Part 3 of National Survey of Fringe Benefits in Public Schools. ERS Report.

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    Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.

    This document is part 3 of a three-part report entitled "National Survey of Fringe Benefits in Public Schools, 1987-88." This volume reports fringe benefits received by teachers for the 1987-88 school year in the 944 school systems that responded to the survey. The survey provides information on compensation, leave provisions, group insurance


  8. "I Love Teaching English, But..." A Study of the Workload of English Teachers in B.C. Secondary Grades. BCTF Research Report.

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    Naylor, Charlie; Malcomson, John

    This study surveyed secondary school English teachers in British Columbia, Canada to examine the nature and extent of teacher workload, teacher perceptions of workload-related stress, and teacher ability to cope with this stress. Surveys were distributed to secondary schools throughout the province, and 737 teachers responded. Results indicated…

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

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    Gordon, Stephen Reed; Trombly, Jeff

    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.

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

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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 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.

  11. A survey of Utah's public secondary education science teachers to determine their feelings of preparedness to teach engineering design

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    Ames, R. Tyler

    The Next Generation Science Standards were released in 2013 and call for the inclusion of engineering design into the science classroom. This integration of science and engineering is very exciting for many people and groups in both fields involved, but a good bit of uncertainty remains about how prepared science teachers feel to teach engineering design. This study analyzes the history of science standards leading up to the Next Generation Science Standards, establishes key components of the engineering design, and lays the background for the study detailed in this report. A survey was given to several hundred public secondary science teachers in the state of Utah in which respondents were asked to report their feelings of preparedness on several aspects of engineering design. The findings of the study show that Utah teachers do not feel fully prepared to teach engineering design at the present time (2014).

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Muchmore, James A.

    2012-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. Workplace Experiences of Australian Lesbian and Gay Teachers: Findings from a National Survey

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    Ferfolja, Tania; Stavrou, Efty

    2015-01-01

    Historically, lesbian and gay teachers working in schools have experienced silencing, invisibility, and discrimination. This paper reports on research that examined the experiences of self-identified lesbian and gay teachers working in a variety of school types and school systems across Australia. Specifically, it explores these teachers

  16. 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…

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

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    Taylor, J. L.; Harmon, T.

    2010-01-01

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


  18. 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

  19. 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


  20. 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.